Lowcountry News

  Bluffton mourns 5-year-old Ameer Frazier at vigil

Lawmakers vote to send amended education reform bill to S.C. Senate

  Hampton Co. businesses hoping to see holiday shopping boon

Man convicted of murder in 2017 strangulation death of wife

  Coyote concerns in the Lowcountry

SC given federal OK to make some Medicaid recipients work

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  Lowcountry Christmas light display makes Christmas spirit shine

SC pro golfer Tommy Gainey arrested as part of prostitution sting in Florida

Quarantine protocol underway after 3rd inmate tests positive for flu at women’s prison, officials say

Investigators say wild boars to blame for attacks on horses in South Carolina

Second Murray Ave. shooting suspect arrested

Beaufort County school board approves school additions

Governor proposes $3,000 raise for all S.C. teachers

In a move to try to get South Carolina out of the bottom states in the nation as far as teacher pay, Gov. Henry McMaster announced he wants to give all teachers a raise.

  Classmates, teachers reflect on life of 5-year-old Bluffton boy

The Beaufort County School District is rallying around the family of a 5-year-old who tragically died at the end of the Bluffton Christmas Parade last Saturday.

Police investigating tragic incident at Bluffton Christmas Parade

Bluffton Police are investigating a tragic accident that occurred at the end of the Bluffton Christmas Parade Saturday.

Child dead after Bluffton Christmas parade

One child was taken to the hospital with injuries after the Bluffton Christmas Parade on Saturday.

  Bluffton Christmas tree lighting held at DuBois Park

  Bluffton police increasing patrol during the holidays

  Hilton Head Island council previews 2020 strategic goals

  Growing need for affordable housing in the Lowcountry

Arrest made in shooting that killed 20-year-old Beaufort man

2 hospitalized in crash on I-95 in Colleton Co. after tractor-trailer overturns

14 Democratic candidates will face off in South Carolina primary

Dec. 4 was the filing deadline for candidates.

$7 million in grants awarded to improve South Carolina communities

Twenty-one in South Carolina will benefit from public improvement projects after receiving more than $7 million in grants.

  Final day to file for Democratic Party in South Carolina

South Carolina’s Democratic primary is just three months away, and the party hopes the deadline to file for the primary will inspire party members to get involved with other campaigns.

5 more mumps cases confirmed at CofC, bringing total to 61

Symptoms of the disease could take up three weeks to kick in after a person is exposed.

Colleton Co. leaders take no action on sheriff during council meeting

Colleton County Council, which was expected to discuss the county’s suspended sheriff during an executive session, did not make any decisions about the sheriff’s pay.

S.C. officials report 12 highway deaths over Thanksgiving weekend, more than 1,000 crashes

SCDPS released numbers related to traffic incidents on state roads during the busy holiday travel weekend.

  Water system cleaning causing unpleasant smell for Lowcountry residents

The water in some parts of the Lowcountry looks the same but smells a little different.

S.C. Ethics Commission finds former Beaufort Co. Superintendent in violation of ethics code

The South Carolina State Ethics Commission has found former Beaufort County School District Superintendent Jeff Moss in violation of their ethics code.

  Fatal Lady’s Island fire under investigation

A house fire on Lady's Island is under investigation after a man that was trapped inside died on Tuesday morning.

  Information sought in Beaufort teen’s death

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is once again asking the public to come forward with information in the death of a 16-year-old whose body was found in a marsh on Nov. 1.

Giving Tuesday: Check to see how S.C. nonprofits are spending donations

If you're looking to give money to a local nonprofit, it's always good to know how that charity spends the money they receive. South Carolina's Secretary of State keeps track of all of that information.

  Local singer donates money from album sales to Kiwanis Club of Beaufort

A Lowcountry singer is now giving back to her community by making a donation that is certainly music to their ears.

Beaufort Co. authorities seek public’s help with information in cold case

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help with a cold case. They’re looking for a woman who has been missing since December 2013.

Emergency officials: SC residents should begin winter prep

Winter weather preparedness week is kicking off in South Carolina with officials asking resident to check supplies now

Lowcountry family gives up their family dinner to serve the community

In lieu of a traditional family Thanksgiving around the dinner table, one Bluffton family chose to roll their sleeves up and provide a meal to other families instead.

  Hudson’s holds 21st annual Community Dinner in Hilton Head

Residents in the Lowcountry got to sit down with each other for a free meal on Thanksgiving.

Hilton Head prepares for holiday travel

It’s the busiest travel day of the year and that is definitely the case in the Lowcountry.

  Dash cam footage shows high speed chase that led to trooper being fired

Dramatic video shows a high speed chase that ended with a South Carolina State Trooper fired from his job.

Whales spotted off Carolina Beach Inlet

Fishermen sitting near Carolina Beach Inlet got quite the treat Tuesday.

5 new cases of mumps confirmed at CofC, total now at 56

Since September, the College has operated two two-day vaccine clinics on campus and officials say the vast majority of the mumps cases are no longer infectious.

2 teens charged in Colleton County school bus fight

Two Colleton County students face charges in connection with a fight on a school bus that was caught on camera.

Study ranks S.C. No. 4 for most dangerous states for driving during Thanksgiving

When it comes to dangerous states for Thanksgiving travel, South Carolina is close to the top.

Families adopt 25 children in Horry County as part of Statewide Adoption Day in S.C.

In recognition of National Adoption Month, Gov. Henry McMaster has declared Monday Statewide Adoption Day in South Carolina.

  Ridgeland nursing home evacuated after 60 exposed to chlorine gas

Ridgeland Fire Chief Bonds says that a member of the cleaning crew mixed chemicals together, creating the gas.

SCHP investigating hit and run in Jasper County

SCHP investigating hit and run in Jasper County

UPDATE: Officers, firefighters respond to gas leak in Bluffton

Roads are back open after a gas leak at the intersection of Masters Way and Pinecrest Way in Bluffton.

1 killed in single vehicle crash on Coosaw Scenic Dr.

One person is dead after a single vehicle crash on Coosaw Scenic Drive, near Bees Creek Road, on Friday night according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

  Hardeeville Police, local organizations feeding the community

Police in Hardeeville teamed up with other local organizations for “Neighbors Serving Neighbors” Friday.

JCSO searching for second shooting suspect

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a second suspect connected to a shooting in Fordville near Captain Bill Road on Friday.

  Free parking in Beaufort for the holidays

Finding parking in downtown Beaufort can be tough. The city is trying to make things a little bit easier by giving shoppers and residents an early holiday gift.

  Santa mailboxes installed at Burton fire stations

Santa’s elves are teaming up with the Burton Fire District this year to make sure Santa is able to get your child’s letter.

Teenager arrested for shooting in Bluffton

A teenager has been arrested for a shooting on Bush Lane earlier in November.

Suspect arrested after police chase in Yemassee

A suspect is in custody after a police chase started in Yemassee, S.C. early Friday morning.

  Lowcounty seeing uptick in respiratory infections

While you’re passing the turkey and dressing around the table for Thanksgiving, make sure you aren’t passing along germs with it.

  Lowcountry Hope House for Women helping addicts recover

The Lowcountry is getting a new sober home.

Missing Summerville teen found safe, police say

Police are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing 15-year-old girl who disappeared Wednesday.

  Road redesigns in the plans for City of Beaufort

Boundary Street may be finished but the City of Beaufort is just getting started in its reconstruction of the Lowcountry Corridors.

  Battery Creek High band to perform in Chicago Thanksgiving parade

The Battery Creek High School marching band is taking their show on the road and to the streets of Chicago.

1 dead after single-vehicle crash in Jasper County

Troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol say that the crash happened around 6:00 a.m. on Bees Creek Road near SC-462.

Town of Yemassee Police Department hosting community Thanksgiving breakfast

If you’ve ever wanted your Chief of Police to make you breakfast, now is your chance

  Town of Yemassee receives grant to tear down blighted buildings

One small town in the Lowcountry has been dealing with a big problem- abandoned homes presenting a health and safety risk for residents and hurting property value.

  Burton Fire speaks about importance of Jacob kits after California school shooting

A bleed kit, like a Jacob Kit, was used during the school shooting in California to save a student’s life in the midst of the tragedy.

  Lowcountry investigators say suspect set woman’s car on fire

First responders say a man set fire to a woman’s car at an apartment complex in the Lowcountry.

  Dog who saved owner from fire honored by Lowcountry firefighters

A dog in Beaufort got a pretty special honor on Tuesday.

  Hilton Head Island considering proposed hands-free bill

Tuesday night Hilton Head Island will consider throwing its weight behind a proposed bill that would ban the use of cell phones while driving.

SC horse found to have virus that can be deadly to humans

The Equine Disease Communication Center reports the 5-year-old gelding’s body was found near a herd of wild ponies on Nov. 8 on St. Helena Island.

Attorney general asks SLED to help investigate horse attacks in SC

Greenville County Sheriff’s Office deputies are currently looking into two incidents involving horses.

Man sentenced for the 2016 hit-and-run death of a Hilton Head doctor

A man has been sentenced for the 2016 hit-and-run death of a Hilton Head doctor who was hit while riding a bicycle.

BCSO locates missing 81-year-old man

UPDATE: Charles Rucker has been found safe.

  Bluffton residents concerned by tree clearing for new development

The town of Bluffton is growing and some neighbors question if it’s growing too fast.

  Beaufort Co. nominates students for presidential award consideration

The Beaufort County School District has nominated three of its students to be considered for the U.S. Presidential Scholar Award.

South Carolina sees record number of sea turtle hatchlings

Wildlife officials in South Carolina say that more than half a million loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings have made it to the sea during a record-breaking year

Deputies search for missing SC teen who may be endangered

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing 16-year-old girl who deputies fear could hurt herself.

Mark Sanford knew he wouldn’t become president. But he said his run was about something bigger.

Earlier this week, former Congressman and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford pulled the plug on the longshot presidential campaign he announced in September.

  UPDATE: Burton Fire find home for lost dog

Burton Fire says they have found a home for a friend just in time for the holidays.

  Hardeeville Police still combatting crime in hot spots

Eleven months into the year and the Hardeeville Police Department is still combating problem areas. But they say every day they are out there patrolling, things are getting better.

Attorney general’s office prosecuting case against Colleton Co. sheriff

Officials with the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office have announced they will be prosecuting the domestic violence case against Colleton County Sheriff R.A. Strickland.

Husband, wife arrested in connection with deadly shooting on Laurel Street East

A husband and wife have been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting in April on Laurel Street East in Burton.