Family, friends gather in Savannah to honor local war hero, David F. Richards, Jr.

Family and friends gathered Friday night to honor and remember David F. Richards, Jr. in Savannah. The World War II and Vietnam War retired Army veteran passed away last week.

  Savannah city leaders discussing whether to accept New Hampstead Development property

Gov. Kemp signs bill giving Skidaway Island residents incorporation vote

Orange alligators spotted in Bluffton

Gov. Kemp signs bill allowing vote on Skidaway municipality

New half-marathon, 5K coming to Savannah this weekend

Family holds vigil for man killed while riding motorcycle in Garden City

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  Savannah City Council reviews fire recommendations

WTOC’s 65th Anniversary: Celebrating Bureau Chief Jim Hilderbrandt

Guyton couple voluntarily donates their kidneys

Some local Waffle House locations offering Valentine’s dinner

Senior Citizens Inc. breaks ground on new successful aging center

Savannah Book Festival, Irish Festival happening this weekend

  WTOC celebrates 65th Anniversary

Sixty-five years ago, WTOC went on air for the first time.

Valentine’s Day rush keeps local businesses and florists busy

Thousands of people are preparing for Valentine’s Day Thursday, keeping local businesses and florists busy.

  Study on Savannah Fire and Emergency Services complete

Savannah City Council will soon be taking a deep dive into the results of a study that focuses on the city’s fire department.

Wesley Community Center is WTOC’s Community Champion

The Wesley Community Centers in the heart of Savannah provide safe, reliable daycare, and much more for families on limited incomes.

Racoon on Wilmington Island tests positive for rabies

Bryan County residents call for anti-tethering ordinance again

Market at 3 West Ridge raising money for Savannah charities

Goodwill employee returns prized possession to Beaufort County man

Bulloch County holding public input meetings

TV, radio stations gather at Capitol for GA Association of Broadcaster’s Day

Residents in Savannah’s 6th District voice concerns in ‘listening sessions’

During the session, Savannah Police reminded the crowd about locking car doors after 10 break-ins have taken place in the area so far this year.

Students at Derenne Middle learn history of Savannah’s Civil Rights Museum

Most people in Savannah recognize the name on the city’s Civil Rights Museum, but might not know why it’s there.

Eastside Baptist Church in Claxton hosts ‘A Night to Shine’

People all across the world with special needs will have a night that they’ll never forget on Friday.

Girl Scouts sell cookies through drive-thru

Drivers can swing by the pavilion to pick up cookies on the spot.

Wilmington Island residents work together to save turtles from construction site

Some Wilmington Island residents are coming together to save animals from a construction site.

Good News: ‘Quad Mom’ runs races while pushing quadruplets

When she really wants to take it easy, she enters all five of them into road races.

  Bryan County breaks ground on new fire station

The new “Fire Station One” will serve as Bryan County Emergency Services’ Headquarters.

Georgia State Patrol looking to fill around 100 positions

Capt. Hitchens says they have seen an increase of applications coming in, but it’s the long process from applying to getting hired that is holding some applicants back.

Memorial set for Saturday to honor lives of Crocker children

The Effingham County community will gather to honor the lives of Mary and Elwyn Crocker Junior this weekend.

19th annual Low Country Home & Garden Show starts this weekend

The two-day event will be held at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center on Hutchinson Island.

Bryan County, Richmond Hill consider fire consolidation while battling lawsuit

For months, there have been rumors about Bryan County and Richmond Hill consolidating their fire services.

Georgia Southern holds meetings to discuss future strategic plan

People are giving their input on the future of the region’s largest university.

Savannah Police Department undergoing crisis training

The instructors say the tool of negotiating is more in-depth than someone may think, and it’s very important to have during a crisis.

Fire at Sylvania business under investigation

A fire burned through tons of raw materials and the building that held it.

What’s happening this weekend in Savannah

If you love a good DIY project, or want to learn more about Georgia's rich history, there's plenty to do this weekend.

Job fair for veterans being held Thursday at Fort Stewart

A job fair for veterans, transitioning military personnel, and military spouses is being held Thursday, Feb. 7 at Fort Stewart.

Thursday marks 11 years since Imperial Sugar Refinery explosion

Thursday, Feb. 7 marks 11 years since the explosion at the Imperial Sugar Refinery in Port Wentworth.

Pin Point community important piece of Savannah’s black heritage

Nestled under the Spanish Moss right on the Moon River you will find one of the most beautiful and historic neighborhoods in Savannah.

Art & Oysters event to benefit Pin Point Heritage Museum

Enjoy beautiful art and delicious oysters on the Moon River Thursday night, all benefitting a museum in our community.

Highlands residents say ambulances aren’t coming fast enough

Residents are concerned after a recent ATV accident in the Savannah Highlands community highlights what they call ongoing slow ambulance response times. Alderman Van Johnson agreed this is not a new worry.

Nine Line’s ‘Operation Prom Dress’ aims to make prom magical for underprivileged students

It’s a donation drive dedicated to providing a memorable prom night to underprivileged young women in the Savannah area.

Live Oak Public Libraries receive grant to support students in place of Children’s Book Festival

The organizer says they are waiting to see how this year goes with partnering with The Savannah Book Festival, so there isn’t a definite yes or no as to whether the Children’s Festival will come back.

  Community Champions: The United Way of the Coastal Empire

Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 6, WTOC will honor organizations that help people - nonprofit and charitable groups that make the community a better place.

Internal audit spurs change within Rincon Police Department

Rincon’s new police chief has been on the job for less than four months, and he’s already overhauling some ways the department operates.

Shuttle service trial set to begin on Tybee Island

The shuttle will run to and from the island twice a day, six days a week.

200 Club of Coastal Empire providing comfort to families of fallen first responders

The 200 Club of the Coastal Empire is providing comfort to the families of fallen first responders.

Port Wentworth to move administrative offices to new City Hall later this year

As the City of Port Wentworth continues to grow, so too does the need for more room for administrative office space.

Georgia History Festival‘s Super Museum Sunday set for Feb. 10

Georgians and visitors can experience the state’s rich history and cultural life for free during the Georgia History Festival‘s Super Museum Sunday.

Students in Coastal Empire participate in SSU’s STEM 360 Program

Dozens of middle and high school students from the Coastal Empire are spending the next two days competing in the Savannah Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

$4.3 million loan to improve water system in City of Hazlehurst

The city says the money will be used for a number of different projects.

City of Statesboro hopes to bring Melania Trump to anti-bullying event

A rally in Statesboro could have one very famous guest this summer.

Some residents not happy about Benton Boulevard Extension Project

Chatham County engineers met Monday night to go over the final details before construction starts on the Benton Boulevard Extension Project.

Summer 500 program helping Savannah students gain workforce experience

This year’s Summer 500 program is officially underway in Savannah.

New businesses coming to ‘Mosaic Town Center’ development in Pooler

We’re now learning more about what businesses will be a part of the new development at the south end of Pooler Parkway - “Mosaic Town Center” - near the intersection at I-16.

Savannah Police safely locate missing 12-year-old boy

Savannah Police say the boy has been located.

Black History Month: Dorchester Academy

Dorchester Academy sits among the moss-covered oaks as a testament to local and national history. It opened in 1870 as a school for African American children.

Work expected to begin soon on Benton Blvd Extension Project

Construction will soon begin on the Benton Boulevard Extension Project.

Savannah Area Chamber holds 2019 Economic Outlook Luncheon

The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce held its 2019 Economic Outlook Luncheon Monday at the Westin Savanah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa.

Effingham County Sheriff’s Office introduces new K9 deputy

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is excited to announce its newest four-legged deputy.

Critz Tybee Run Fest kicks off Friday

Tybee Island is hoping to cash in as runners lace up for an annual unique event in the city.

Good News: Outside workers looking forward to warmer temps next week

We’re all thrilled that the weather has gotten a lot more comfortable from where it was earlier this week - none of us more than the people who work outside.

30th annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival begins today

The 30th annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival begins on Friday, Feb. 1.

Sexual assault center opens in Vidalia

A domestic violence shelter in Toombs County is now expanding their services. The Refuge is now a sexual assault center, as well as a domestic violence shelter.

Beaufort School District accepting school choice applications beginning February 1st

The Beaufort County School District will begin accepting school choice applications for the 2019-20 academic year beginning on February 1st through February 28th.

St. Joseph’s/Candler expands services to Richmond Hill

St. Joseph's/Candler recently opened a new medical office in Richmond Hill.

Fort Pulaski reopens after partial government shutdown

Fort Pulaski is back open to visitors after the partial government shutdown closed it for over a month.

Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration held at Georgia Southern University

A Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration was held Wednesday night at Georgia Southern University.

Grand Marshal announced for Hilton Head Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade

This year’s Hilton Head Island - St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal has been announced.

Cadaver dogs training in Savannah cemeteries

Search dogs that specialize in finding dead bodies are training in several Savannah cemeteries over the next few days.

Live Oak Libraries get high-speed internet

The Live Oak Public Library System got a huge boost in technology Wednesday thanks to a major business helping out.

Statesboro Fire explains changes to fire rating

If you live in certain areas just outside of Statesboro, you may have seen your home insurance premiums go up even as the city earned a better fire rating.

Georgia Day Parade to affect downtown traffic Friday

Savannah Police will close some downtown streets Friday morning for the annual Georgia Day Parade.

Effingham community watches on as fallen firefighter returns home

Effingham County Battalion Chief Matt Kicklighter died over the weekend in Daytona Beach, FL, where officials say he was attending a fire and rescue conference.

Liberty County teen killed in wreck honored at basketball game

Students and friends honored Albert Spud Dock during the first basketball game since his death.

City of Statesboro holds comprehensive planning meeting to get public’s feedback

If you live or work in Statesboro, you have the chance to give city leaders your thoughts on how the city grows in the future.

Savannah-Chatham students raise money for disaster victims

Students at Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools are raising money to support victims of disasters.

Local group raises more than $15K for area Coast Guard members during shutdown

The Coast Guard Helping Hands project says in all it collected about $15,000 for USCG members in the Savannah area.

American Legion Post 184 raises funds, food for U.S. Coast Guard

American Legion post 184 collected funds and food on Saturday to help men and women in the Coast Guard make ends meet.