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Making a left turn at this dangerous Bluffton intersection is about to get easier | Island Packet

Roadwork at the intersection of U.S. 278 and Buck Island Road in Bluffton could delay traffic in the area Thursday night, according to Beaufort County officials. The work being done could make future commutes though the area faster, however. Lanes at the intersection will be closed temporarily for "

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-03-22 18:10:00

'Police! Get down!' someone shouted before bullets flew in a Beaufort County house, report says | Island Packet

At least six shots were fired through the walls of a St. Helena Island house Tuesday night while three adults - one of them pregnant - and a toddler were inside, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office report. The victims on Dulamo Road reported two suspects came inside the house around 9:30

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-03-22 22:41:00

Most Wanted: 3/21/18 - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

WTOC is teaming with CrimeStoppers to help find wanted suspects. Here's this week's Most Wanted: Savannah Police are looking for Leonard Reeves who is wanted for aggravated assault. Reeves is 33-years-old, 6', and 170 pounds. Christopher Polk is wanted by Savannah Police for domestic aggravated ass

WTOC.COM - 2018-03-21 20:21:46

Two escape fire that badly damaged Ridgeland home

Two people escaped a Ridgeland mobile home fire unharmed late Monday night and are being assisted by the American Red Cross. The fire was reported around 11 p.m. at a home in the 500 block of Green Place off Lowcountry Drive, according to a Jasper County Fire-Rescue Facebook post. The two victims

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-03-21 21:12:00

This woman is accused of credit card fraud on a Bluffton shopping trip, cops say | Island Packet

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is asking the community to help identify someone who allegedly used someone else's credit card information for a Bluffton shopping trip, according to a Sheriff's Office news release. The individual, seen on security footage, is accused of participating in financi

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-03-22 00:59:00

Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team nets biggest cocaine bust in its history

Nine people are in custody following a joint investigation that led to the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team's largest single cocaine seizure. On March 5, 2018, CNT with support from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Chatham County Aviation Unit, and other local and federal law enforcement

SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS - 2018-03-21 18:37:28

2017 was a bad year for Hilton Head's sea turtles. 2018 could be worse | Island Packet

Last year was a bad one for sea turtles nesting on Hilton Head Island. And this year isn't looking much better. According to Amber Kuehn, the manager of the Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Protection Project, the extended cold weather the Lowcountry experienced this winter puts this year's nesting sea

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-03-22 20:39:00

Alleged Savannah gang member pleads not guilty in City Market triple murder

A 17-year-old alleged Savannah gang member on Thursday pleaded not guilty to multiple felony murder and vehicular homicide charges in the post-July 4 crime spree in and near City Market that killed Scott Waldrup and two others. Jerry Chambers Jr. entered his plea during a brief court appearance befo

SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS - 2018-03-22 18:00:46

Beaufort County middle school student tries to board school bus with BB gun in gym bag | Island Packet

Beaufort County middle school student tries to board school bus with BB gun in gym bag Several Bluffton Middle School students told an administrator that a boy about to board a school bus during dismissal Tuesday afternoon may have a weapon. The weapon turned out to be a BB gun in the student's gym

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-03-21 19:37:00

Human trafficking try at Beaufort Co. Walmart reported on Facebook. Here's what police say | Island Packet

Several recent social media posts warning of human trafficking attempts at one of Beaufort's Walmart stores have alarmed users across the county and prompted at least one police report. The report was made to the Beaufort Police Department on Saturday. It concerned suspicious activities at the Walma

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-03-21 20:42:00

CNT Makes Largest Cocaine Bust in Chatham County History

Its a collection of drugs, money and suspects, all wrapped into one big bust. The street value of what was taken by agents is more than $4 million. The six month long operation, "Operation Snow Plow" became the largest bust in the history for the Savannah-Chatham Counter Narcotics Team. "They knocke

WSAV-TV - 2018-03-21 22:24:49

At 33, Beaufort Co. nursing home resident lost his independence. Then strangers stepped in | Island Packet

Like clockwork, Bradley Cummings starts off his day by rolling down the hallways of Bayview Manor nursing home in Beaufort and making it a point to tell each staff member good morning. In spite of his wheelchair, Cummings, 33, remains active all day. When he's not chatting with the secretary at the

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-03-21 15:15:00

Back-to-back crashes, one involving an 18-wheeler, reported on SC highway to Savannah | Island Packet

Two crashes were reported in the Hardeeville area Wednesday afternoon near the South Carolina-Georgia state line, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The two, two-vehicle Speedway Boulevard or U.S. 17 crashes happened at about 3:45 p.m. and 4:20 p.m., Lance Cpl. Matt Southern said Wednes

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-03-22 01:23:00

All northbound lanes of I-95 blocked by overturned tractor-trailer in Yemassee area | Island Packet

An overturned tractor-trailer is blocking all northbound lanes of I-95 in the Yemassee area on Tuesday morning, according to the town's police department. The highway is expected to be closed for several hours. Serious injuries are reported in the accident just before mile marker 28, police say. Off


He worked in a Hilton Head Plantation home. Weeks later he returned to rob it, police say | Island Packet

A man who worked in a Hilton Head Plantation home returned a few weeks later to rob it, according to a release from the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office. That man, Steven Wayne Wilson, was arrested following the Thursday, March 15 crime, which was captured on a live video feed from surveillance came


Bluffton woman came home in the dark, saw a man crouching beside her just-parked car | Island Packet

Bluffton woman came home in the dark, saw a man crouching beside her just-parked car A bag of rocks was found after a Bluffton woman called 911 to report a suspicious man crouching beside her car -while she was still inside it- when she got home early Saturday morning, according to a Beaufort County


Beaufort County authorities investigate Lemon Island shooting

OKATIE, S.C. (WSAV) - Beaufort County authorities are investigating a shooting on Lemon Island. According to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office (BCSO), an adult male sustained at least one gunshot wound to the shoulder during the incident. The shooting occurred around 9:30 a.m. on Monday. The man


Lowcountry crash leaves person trapped Sunday morning

A crash on Low Country Highway in Colleton County trapped one person in their vehicle, requiring extraction, according to a tweet from Colleton County Fire Rescue. The accident happened in the 20000 block of Low Country Highway, according to the tweet, which was sent just before 9 a.m. According to


Someone won $100,000 at a Beaufort County gas station this weekend. Check your tickets | Island Packet

Someone in Beaufort County is $100,000 richer after purchasing a winning Palmetto Cash 5 ticket this weekend. On Friday, the winning Palmetto Cash 5 ticket for the $100,00 prize was sold at the Parker's gas station at 705 Ribault Road in Port Royal. The winning numbers were 7, 16, 23, 26, and 28;


2 lanes of I-95 near exit 104 closed following motorcycle crash

The Savannah Police Department is investigating a crash on Interstate 95.The wreck involving a motorcycle and a vehicle has blocked two northbound lanes near exit 104. The motorcyclist has been transported to the hospital with serious injuries. #SPDTraffic: Two NB lanes of I-95 at exit 104 are blo