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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.
Pooler Lion’s Club donates items to children battling cancer
Good News: Students participate in ‘No One Eats Alone’ anti-bullying program
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.
Published February 15, 2019 at 6:45 PM
Gov. Kemp signs bill giving Skidaway Island residents incorporation vote
Skidaway Island residents will get opportunity to vote on incorporation March 19th.
Published February 15, 2019 at 6:24 PM
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.
Published February 15, 2019 at 6:08 PM
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.
Published February 15, 2019 at 11:17 AM
New half-marathon, 5K coming to Savannah this weekend
A new race is making its way to Savannah for the first time on Saturday.
Published February 15, 2019 at 4:55 AM
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.
Published February 14, 2019 at 11:51 PM
Club donates items to kids battling cancer
Good News: No One Eats Alone anti-bullying event
Annual renewal of vows held in Savannah's City Market
Students spread Valentine's Day joy
WTOC's 65th Anniversary: Celebrating Bureau Chief Jim Hilderbrandt
WTOC's 65th Anniversary: Doug Weathers
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.
Published February 14, 2019 at 8:50 PM
WTOC’s 65th Anniversary: Celebrating Bureau Chief Jim Hilderbrandt
From Ludowici to Lyons, Jim Hilderbrandt was the reporter beloved in each community he served.
Published February 14, 2019 at 8:28 PM
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.
Published February 14, 2019 at 7:51 PM
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.
Published February 14, 2019 at 7:06 PM
Senior Citizens Inc. breaks ground on new successful aging center
The new center will be located at SCI’s current campus on Bull Street.
Published February 14, 2019 at 6:46 PM
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.
Published February 14, 2019 at 6:44 PM
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.
Published February 13, 2019 at 5:16 PM
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.
Published February 12, 2019 at 11:38 PM
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.
Published February 12, 2019 at 10:48 PM
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.
Published February 12, 2019 at 7:12 PM
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.
Published February 12, 2019 at 4:49 PM
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.
Published February 11, 2019 at 11:41 PM
23rd annual Gullah celebration held on Hilton Head
Hilton Head Island bridal show attracts brides-to-be
Beaufort Co. Sheriff’s Office asks for help in unsolved cases
1 dead after shooting at Edgewater Trace Apartments
Foggy start to the work week
Highway 80 in Effingham open after fatal wreck
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.
Published February 11, 2019 at 10:12 PM
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.
Published February 11, 2019 at 6:14 PM
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.
Published February 9, 2019 at 4:08 PM
Girl Scouts sell cookies through drive-thru
Drivers can swing by the pavilion to pick up cookies on the spot.
Published February 9, 2019 at 5:45 AM
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.
Published February 8, 2019 at 10:11 PM
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.
Published February 8, 2019 at 8:06 PM
Bryan County breaks ground on new fire station
The new “Fire Station One” will serve as Bryan County Emergency Services’ Headquarters.
Published February 8, 2019 at 8:03 PM
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.
Published February 8, 2019 at 8:01 PM
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.
Published February 8, 2019 at 2:19 PM
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.
Published February 8, 2019 at 6:12 AM
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.
Published February 7, 2019 at 11:54 PM
Georgia Southern holds meetings to discuss future strategic plan
People are giving their input on the future of the region’s largest university.
Published February 7, 2019 at 6:57 PM
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.
Published February 7, 2019 at 6:55 PM
Fire at Sylvania business under investigation
A fire burned through tons of raw materials and the building that held it.
Published February 7, 2019 at 6:39 PM
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.
Published February 7, 2019 at 6:33 PM
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.
Published February 7, 2019 at 9:46 AM
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.
Published February 7, 2019 at 8:00 AM
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.
Published February 7, 2019 at 6:00 AM
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.
Published February 7, 2019 at 4:13 AM
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.
Published February 6, 2019 at 11:47 PM
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.
Published February 6, 2019 at 8:34 PM
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.
Published February 6, 2019 at 7:48 PM
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.
Published February 6, 2019 at 6:34 PM
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.
Published February 6, 2019 at 6:31 PM
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.
Published February 6, 2019 at 6:30 PM
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.
Published February 6, 2019 at 6:15 PM
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.
Published February 6, 2019 at 4:56 PM
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.
Published February 6, 2019 at 2:45 PM
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.
Published February 5, 2019 at 11:28 PM
$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.
Published February 5, 2019 at 7:38 PM
City of Statesboro hopes to bring Melania Trump to anti-bullying event
A rally in Statesboro could have one very famous guest this summer.
Published February 5, 2019 at 6:16 PM
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.
Published February 4, 2019 at 11:36 PM
Summer 500 program helping Savannah students gain workforce experience
This year’s Summer 500 program is officially underway in Savannah.
Published February 4, 2019 at 11:07 PM
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.
Published February 4, 2019 at 8:53 PM
Savannah Police safely locate missing 12-year-old boy
Savannah Police say the boy has been located.
Published February 4, 2019 at 7:59 PM
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.
Published February 4, 2019 at 6:32 PM
Work expected to begin soon on Benton Blvd Extension Project
Construction will soon begin on the Benton Boulevard Extension Project.
Published February 4, 2019 at 6:29 PM
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.
Published February 4, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Effingham County Sheriff’s Office introduces new K9 deputy
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is excited to announce its newest four-legged deputy.
Published February 4, 2019 at 2:42 PM
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.
Published February 1, 2019 at 11:07 PM
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.
Published February 1, 2019 at 6:09 PM
30th annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival begins today
The 30th annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival begins on Friday, Feb. 1.
Published February 1, 2019 at 5:59 AM
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.
Published January 31, 2019 at 5:19 PM
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.
Published January 31, 2019 at 3:18 PM
St. Joseph’s/Candler expands services to Richmond Hill
St. Joseph's/Candler recently opened a new medical office in Richmond Hill.
Published January 31, 2019 at 11:55 AM
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.
Published January 30, 2019 at 10:45 PM
Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration held at Georgia Southern University
A Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration was held Wednesday night at Georgia Southern University.
Published January 30, 2019 at 10:25 PM
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.
Published January 30, 2019 at 7:37 PM
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.
Published January 30, 2019 at 7:02 PM
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.
Published January 30, 2019 at 6:47 PM
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.
Published January 30, 2019 at 5:10 PM
Georgia Day Parade to affect downtown traffic Friday
Savannah Police will close some downtown streets Friday morning for the annual Georgia Day Parade.
Published January 30, 2019 at 12:09 PM
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.
Published January 29, 2019 at 11:53 PM
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.
Published January 29, 2019 at 11:51 PM
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.
Published January 29, 2019 at 6:13 PM
Savannah-Chatham students raise money for disaster victims
Students at Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools are raising money to support victims of disasters.
Published January 28, 2019 at 5:02 PM
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.
Published January 28, 2019 at 1:51 PM
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.
Published January 26, 2019 at 7:55 PM
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