Opioid alternative resource seminar held in Richmond Hill

Savannah PD hosts Citizens Police Academy

Orange Crush organizers plan event for St. Patrick’s weekend

Ogeechee International History Film Festival to be held in Statesboro

Chick-fil-A set to open next month in Rincon; hiring underway for up to 120 positions

Residents weigh in as Benton Boulevard Expansion Project continues

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  Vaden Chevrolet helps Pooler Elementary fund ‘Computer on Wheels’ Initiative

Skidaway Island residents meet to discuss incorporation

Savannah City Council reviews 2018 crime stats

Community Champion: Family Promise of Beaufort County

PGA Tour presents 2018 Charity of the Year Award in the Lowcountry

Statesboro City Council votes on ‘Blue Mile’ creek project

  Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival underway

The 12th annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival runs Feb. 18-24, 2019.

Savannah State of the City Address highlights highs and lows of 2018, looks to future

Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach gave the 2019 State of the City address Tuesday night, beginning his speech by saying the city is thriving.

  SCCPSS holds District Achievement Showcase

Dozens showed up Tuesday night to recognize outstanding students in Savannah.

Savannah Police Department rolls out new Family Violence Unit

Savannah police officers, attorneys, and advocacy organizations are partnering to better serve domestic violence survivors in our area.

  Savannah mayor set to deliver State of the City Address

Background actors needed for “The Glorias”

United Way, Second Harvest Food Bank to host mobile food pantry in Effingham

Irish Festival kicks off season of green

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

Pooler Lion’s Club donates items to children battling cancer

  Good News: Students participate in ‘No One Eats Alone’ anti-bullying program

Several area schools took a step toward eliminating bullying on Friday by giving students the information to stop it.

Savannah city leaders discussing whether to accept New Hampstead Development property

Savannah city leaders are trying to decide if they will accept a unique gift. It’s a huge piece of donated property that could be used as a park.

Gov. Kemp signs bill giving Skidaway Island residents incorporation vote

Skidaway Island residents will get opportunity to vote on incorporation March 19th.

Orange alligators spotted in Bluffton

The Department of Natural Resources says they are actually just regular gators. Their color is just affected by where they hibernate during the winter.

Gov. Kemp signs bill allowing vote on Skidaway municipality

Residents of Skidaway Island are one step closer to voting on whether or not they want to become their own municipality.

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

A new race is making its way to Savannah for the first time on Saturday.

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

Terry Williams was hit by a school bus while he was riding his motorcycle on Feb. 1st. He died from his injuries days later.

Savannah City Council reviews fire recommendations

The results of a months-long study of Savannah’s Fire Department are in, and at Thursday’s city council workshop, Savannah’s elected leaders got to dive into the details.

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

From Ludowici to Lyons, Jim Hilderbrandt was the reporter beloved in each community he served.

Guyton couple voluntarily donates their kidneys

If the ultimate symbol of Valentine’s Day is a red rose, then the ultimate symbol for National Living Donor Day, which is Thursday, is a blue surgical gown.

Some local Waffle House locations offering Valentine’s dinner

If you want a romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day, but you also want your “smothered and covered” favorites - you can get both - but only at a few local locations.

Senior Citizens Inc. breaks ground on new successful aging center

The new center will be located at SCI’s current campus on Bull Street.

Savannah Book Festival, Irish Festival happening this weekend

Lose yourself in books on the squares of Downtown Savannah - plus - get your green ready for the Savannah Irish Festival.

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

The Coastal Health District is warning residents of Wilmington Island to be cautious around feral animals after a racoon in the area tested positive for rabies.

Bryan County residents call for anti-tethering ordinance again

This comes after 12 dogs were surrendered to Coastal Pet Rescue, most of which were chained to trees.

Market at 3 West Ridge raising money for Savannah charities

or the eighth year in a row, Market at 3 West Ridge is continuing St. Peter’s outreach tradition of volunteering.

Goodwill employee returns prized possession to Beaufort County man

A Beaufort County man’s accidental donation led an employee on a mission to return the prized possession.

Bulloch County holding public input meetings

If you live or work in Bulloch County, you’ll have chances starting next week to offer your input on how you want the community to develop over the next decade.

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

Local television and radio stations from across the state of Georgia gathered in Atlanta on Monday.

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.