City of Savannah reviews 2019 St. Patrick’s Day parade

The City of Savannah held a news conference on Monday to discuss how the weekend went for multiple departments, from sanitation to parking to code enforcement.

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  Law enforcement out in droves for night two of St. Patrick’s Day festivities

  Visitors travel from far and wide to experience St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah

  Running of the Square tradition continues in Savannah

Continued Coverage

  St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee honors WTOC’s Craig Harney

  WTOC honored with plaque celebrating 25th anniversary of televising Feast of St. Patrick Mass

  2019 Grand Marshal receives blessing surrounded by family

  Groups from as far as Ireland walk in St. Patrick’s parade

  Saint Patrick’s Day in Savannah full of family traditions

  Georgia governor attends pre-parade mass at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Photos detailing condition of Wright Square post-parade spark outrage

We at WTOC would like to thank the City of Savannah Sanitation Department as they work quickly and tirelessly to restore the beautiful downtown area back to its pristine condition every year after the parade is over.

Blarney Stone chunk on display on River Street

A 500 pound piece of the Blarney Stone has been shipped all the way from Ireland, and is on display right now on River street.

City of Savannah celebrates 195th St. Patrick’s Day parade

The 2019 Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, March 16.

Verizon issue affecting Beaufort County citizens corrected overnight

The 911 connection issue was corrected overnight. If you are a Verizon customer in Beaufort County, please revert to calling 911.

  St. Patrick’s Day more than a holiday at Saints & Shamrocks in Downtown Savannah

  Soundtrack to St. Patrick’s Day: Bagpipes

  Sergeant William Jasper Memorial Ceremony held in Madison Square

  WTOC hosts annual St. Patrick’s Day party

  WTOC reminisces on 65 years of St. Patrick’s Parade coverage

  Savannah Police out in full force for St. Patrick’s Day

Totals are in for this year’s Get Your Rear in Gear race in Savannah

More than $30,000 was raised for the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s/Candler.

  AT&T brings in ‘cell on wheels’ to boost capacity during festivities

Every year during the St. Patrick's festivities, there is an issue with cell phone reception. AT&T brought in some big equipment to help their customers this year.

  Irish delegation tours Savannah City Hall

As they’ve done in years’ past, Savannah city leadership hosts a delegation from the County Wexford, exchanging gifts and strengthening bonds that are generations old.

  Amid parking hassles, locals stay positive for St. Patrick’s Day Festival

“Police are clearing the parade route at 6 a.m. If your vehicle is on the parade route, it’s going to be towed."

  Festival-goers, businesses gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations

People are making their way into the Hostess City for the big St. Patrick’s Day celebration. It’s a weekend many businesses have been preparing for, for quite a while.

  Tune in to WTOC to watch St. Patrick’s Day Mass in Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

For the 25th consecutive year, WTOC will start our coverage by broadcasting the 8 a.m. mass from the Cathedral - the event that places spirituality before celebration. It has become a steadfast tradition, but was born out of a changing reputation.

  Savannah P.D. offers solutions to transportation during St. Patrick’s Day weekend

Hundreds of thousands will soon flock to the streets of the hostess for St. Patrick’s Day. Finding parking downtown is already a challenge, but this weekend it will be near impossible.

  Emergency crews on stand-by, ready to respond to medical emergencies during St. Patrick’s festivities

This year, crews with Chatham Emergency Services are trying some new tactics to make sure you and your family are safe and taken care of should you need help during the weekend.

GA governor to be special guest at 2019 Feast of St. Patrick Mass

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is expected to be a special guest at the 2019 Feast of St. Patrick Mass on Saturday morning in Savannah.

  Savannah City Council approves funding for repairs at Grayson Stadium

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  Friends, family gather in Toombs County after disappearance of three loved ones

Family and friends of three missing people gathered together Thursday night in Toombs County.

  Grand Marshal leads mini bike parade at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School

A school on Wilmington Island is getting a head start on St. Patrick’s Day by hosting its own mini parade.

  SAV/HH Int’l Airport filled with St. Patrick’s Day travelers

Many people are flooding into the airport between Thursday and Friday to make sure they don’t miss out on Savannah’s Saint Patrick’s Day festivities.

  WTOC Investigates: Pre-St. Patrick’s fire inspections

Learn more about why every hotel, restaurant, and bar is inspected before the City of Savannah’s busiest weekend of the year.

  Council votes to renew contract between Savannah, Chatham Co. regarding ‘End Gun Violence’ initiative

Savannah City Council has renewed an ongoing contract with Chatham County, fulfilling their end of the bargain to keep the End Gun Violence initiative going.

Proud to be a Farmer: Steven Griffis, Appling County

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  College of Coastal Georgia nursing students help victims of domestic abuse

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  Savannah Weekend: St. Patrick’s Day celebration

The biggest weekend of the year in Savannah is finally here. Irish eyes are smiling on the Hostess City as we gear up for the 195th St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

  Community group helping City of Savannah plan future of Forsyth Park

The Trustees’ Garden Club of Savannah presented City Council with their initiative during council’s work session on Thursday. The conversation went beyond the partnership and touched on some other issues that have yet to be resolved.

Ga Society of Colonial Wars presents Bethesda Academy with $3K donation

The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Georgia presented a $3,000 donation to Bethesda Academy on Wednesday.

Savannah PD: St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade road closures

Maps are provided by the Savannah Police Department.

Coast Guard Tall Ship set to arrive in Savannah Friday

The Coast Guard’s Cutter Eagle Tall Ship is scheduled to arrive in Savannah on Friday, March 15.

  City of Savannah’s marijuana ordinance will not deter sheriff during St. Patrick’s Day festivities

This year’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival will be the first one since the City of Savannah adopted an ordinance that softens the penalty for possessing an ounce or less of marijuana.

  Memorial Health prepared for more patients during St. Patrick’s Day weekend

Cuts, bruises, head injuries, and alcohol poisoning are all things Memorial Health’s emergency room is preparing for this St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

Liberty County health center receives $50,000 grant

Liberty and Long counties will soon reap the benefits of a $50,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Helpful St. Patrick’s Day information for the day of and during the parade

Has your car been towed? Are you unsure of the parade routes? Maybe even concerned about road closures, or how close you can get to the parade zone? Fear not! The web links below will be happy to help you learn all of that information.

  St. Patrick’s Day Grand Marshal introduced at public investiture

The days leading up to the grand parade are full of celebrations and ceremonies, and this Sunday was no different as this year’s Grand Marshal was introduced at the DeSoto Hotel.

  Ferry service available to Savannah from Hilton Head Island this weekend

If you’re planning to take the ferry from Hilton Head Island into Savannah for the St. Patrick’s festivities this weekend, you may want to start thinking of a Plan B.

  Community Champions: Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate

What’s raised here stays here, but the money the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate raises doesn’t stay long before joining the fight against breast cancer.

  Georgia State Patrol warning drivers ahead of busy St. Patrick’s weekend

In two days, traffic will be heavy with lots of people driving into Savannah for the St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Georgia State Patrol wants drivers to know - they’ll be there too.

  City of Savannah holds news conference ahead of St. Patrick’s Day Parade/Festival

The 195th St. Patrick’s Day Parade - one of the largest in the world - steps off in three days.

Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy now accepting applications

If you’re a “current” 9th, 10th or 11th grade young lady enrolled in a public or private school in Chatham, Liberty, Bryan and Effingham counties, why not join me for the 4th Annual Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy?

Budweiser Clydesdales to skip this year’s Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Southern Eagle Distributing says it has made the tough decision to share the Budweiser Clydesdales this year and allow them to be enjoyed by another community on St Patrick’s Day.

  Annual Komen Awards Breakfast held in Savannah

Several medical groups across the Coastal Empire received special grants Wednesday morning to help people fight breast cancer.

Lyft, Bud Light offering reduced rides to Savannah St. Patrick’s Day festival goers

Lyft is partnering with Bud Light to encourage Savannah’s residents and visitors to enjoy all the St. Patrick’s Day festivities safely this weekend.

Parking lots along River Street to close Wednesday in preps for St. Patrick’s Day Festival

The city is getting ready for the tens of thousands of people who will take to the streets of downtown Savannah for the annual Saint Patrick’s Day Festival.

  ‘Cops at Bus Stops’ engaging students in Garden City

Police in Garden City are getting out of their cruisers and meeting students after school.

  Numbers show big price tag for city of Savannah on St. Patrick’s Day

The St. Patrick’s Day parade is a decades-old tradition in Savannah. It has become a huge part of the city, and in turn, a vital piece in the tourism industry for the Hostess City.

  Girl Scout troops travel to Savannah to celebrate 107 years

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Volunteers needed for oyster reef build in Bluffton

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  Use your power to help children in need

All proceeds benefit Women United’s Breaking Barriers to Education Fund and Operation Backpack. This school year, Operation Backpack provided more than 1,000 backpacks full of school supplies to local children in need.

  St. John the Baptist’s choir fill halls with music as St. Patrick’s Day approaches

Uplifting music can be heard ringing throughout the halls of St. John the Baptist’s Cathedral during the days leading up to Saint Patrick’s Day.

  Pooler prepares for economic wave from St. Patrick’s Day

Pooler’s Chamber of Commerce says they’re already expecting a bigger economic success for 2019 over 2018. Pooler has grown within the last year. New hotels and new stores also means more people in the Pooler area for this weekend.

  Why is St. Patrick’s Day parade not held on Sunday?

Here in Savannah, where our parade has as much history as one of the few anywhere larger than it, the celebration follows a different policy: never on Sunday.

  Rooms still available for last minute parade attendees

Hotel rooms run the gamut of daily rates during the Saint Patrick’s Day festival, from visitors from neighboring counties, to people flying in from other states and even other countries! Of course, the closer you are to the action in downtown Savannah, the more you’ll pay.

  Local animal rescue seeks person who stole mascot animal

Coastal Pet Rescue in Savannah is looking for the person they say took one of their mascot cats “Lady P” from right under their nose. They say it happened one week ago when people were there working.

  Savannah’s Irish re-affirm legacy with traditional Celtic Cross mass

One of Savannah’s oldest St. Patrick’s Day traditions was celebrated on Sunday. The Celtic Cross mass, procession and ceremony is similar to the city’s original original St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the early 1800s.

Local Allstate agency owners help Savannah residents

Since 2017, weather-related disasters have increased by 33%. With spring and hurricane season rapidly approaching, local Allstate agencies are providing free disaster preparedness kits while supplies last.

  Revelers pack Emmet Park to celebrate Ceol Feis

Downtown Savannah was full of Irish culture and music as we prepare for St. Patrick’s Day.

Watch: The Claxton Rattlesnake & Wildlife Festival Parade

The 52nd annual Claxton Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival begins on Saturday, March 9.

  Irish Heritage dance festival held in Savannah

Dozens showed off their best moves Friday night at the Irish Heritage Dance.

  Good News: A wish to go fishing comes true

Everyone has a fish story, but not everyone’s is as heartwarming as John Brown’s.

  Claxton Wildlife Festival to be held this weekend

The biggest weekend in Evans County will kick off Friday night with its Claxton Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival.

  Bulk trash pick-up scheduled for Richmond Hill

A bulk trash pick-up throughout the City of Richmond Hill will take place on April 15, 17, and 19.

  Greening of the Fountain held Friday in Savannah’s Forsyth Park

With just eight days until the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Savannah is going green!

Irish Heritage Celebration this weekend on Tybee Island

The Tybee Island Irish Heritage Celebration parade is this Saturday, March 9.

  New mural finished at J.F. Gregory Park

As part of sharing Richmond Hill’s history, the mural of Henry Ford and J.F. Gregory was painted. The artist just finished it last week.

  National award honors local law enforcement for gang indictments

Agents and officers are being recognized for bringing down a major drug trafficking ring that was operating inside a Georgia prison.