Helpful tips to avoid feeling overwhelmed during the holidays

Most people are still wrapping up end of the year work and shopping for gifts and it can all become quite overwhelming.

  TMT Farms helps collect 25 tons of food donations with Christmas lights display

City of Savannah celebrates additions to Cloverdale playground

SafeWise offers $10 credit towards Lyft rides for S.C. residents on New Year’s Eve

Oatland Island holds soft re-opening

Oatland Island Wildlife Center set to re-open Monday

Goodwill required to pay back over $100K to employees after violating federal laws

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  City of Metter upgrading Welcome Center

Telfair Museums appoints new Executive Director/CEO

South Carolina has urgent need for blood donations

Chatham Transit to offer low cost trips to airport during holiday season

Benedictine honoring victims of Pearl Harbor attack with annual Gannam Day ceremony

Second Harvest, Food Lion helps families in need with ‘pop-up produce market’

  Ronald McDonald House receives donation from Savannah Maritime after-hours group

Some big Savannah businesses are giving back in a big way.

Oglethorpe Mall charging for upfront parking

A Facebook post about the mall charging a fee for upfront parking exploded over the weekend because of the spaces some say they took over.

Hinesville set to hold 22nd annual Illuminated Christmas Parade

The 22nd annual Hinesville Illuminated Christmas Parade will take place Friday, Nov. 30.

Effingham Co. Sheriff’s Office offering holiday check-ins for those leaving home

The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office is reminding people of the services they offer if you’re leaving town at any point over the holidays.

Ronald McDonald House hosts ‘Wine and Fries’ fundraiser in Savannah

Islands incorporation meeting revealing feasibility study results

Wayfair Inc. to open huge facility in Chatham County, create 1,000 jobs

SCAD graduate makes it to the big screen with ‘The Answer’

Coastal Health District offering free HIV testing for World AIDS Day

Annual Savannah Bridge Run to affect downtown traffic Saturday morning

  Stop by WTOC for our Toys for Tots donation drive

Once again, WTOC is partnering with the Marine Toys for Tots Program to make sure no child goes without this holiday.

5 new businesses coming to downtown Springfield

City officials in Springfield say five new businesses are coming to the downtown district. One of them is even bringing a pizza oven all the way from Naples, Italy.

City of Savannah offering free holiday parking through Dec. 28

The city of Savannah wants to help you shop local this holiday season.

Downtown Design District Holiday Walk happening Thursday

The streets of Savannah’s downtown design district will be filled with holiday cheer Thursday night.

Giving Tuesday attracts area donors

We've gone from Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, to now Giving Tuesday. The Global Day of Giving kicks off the charitable season allowing you to learn about area groups and nonprofits that could use your help.

District one Alderman holds town hall meeting on zoning

Savannah District 1 Alderman Van Johnson is holding a town hall meeting on monday night to discuss NewZo.

  PACCI Italian Restaurant host of ‘Miracle on Bay Street’ cocktail fundraiser

PACCI Italian Kitchen + Bar has been chosen as Savannah’s only location for the “miracle pop-up” concept this holiday season.

City of Savannah considers combining community centers

The Hudson Hill Community Center and the Clarence Blue Grant Center both need upgrades, and the city is now considering combining them.

Tourism funds holiday decorations for downtown Savannah

The decorations are up in downtown Savannah and the city’s ready to celebrate the holidays thanks to a few community partners.

End of an era as Sears closes in Savannah

It’s the end of an era here in Savannah, as a past institution has run it’s course, and the term institution is fitting for what was once an icon of the Coastal Empire.

Energy assistance for low income homes for some residents

Low income homeowners can potentially receive energy assistance from the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services if they fill out an application before Nov. 25.

Restaurants open on Thanksgiving 2018

Thanksgiving is this week and consumers all around the country will be rushing around to see family. Some may want to grab a bite while on the road and some may need to make a last-minute grocery run.

Local police offer tips on keeping your home safe while out of town

If you are leaving home for the holidays, there are a few things you should keep in mind to avoid falling victim to vacation burglars.

Savannah city council approves brunch bill; ordinance will take effect Sunday

Savannah city council could possibly vote Tuesday on making a change to the city’s alcohol ordinance.

Effingham County Sheriff’s Office gives turkeys, not tickets

Instead of handing out tickets, the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office handed out Thanksgiving dinners to give back to reciprocate their thanks to their community.

Rincon police praise couple for finding missing deposit bag

The Rincon Police Department is praising a couple for doing the right thing!

Feed the Hungry Inc. announces holiday meal schedule

Feed the Hungry Inc. celebrates a decade of serving thousands in need in our community with another season of giving back.

Make savory stuffing cakes with Thanksgiving leftovers

If you're looking for something creative to do with your Turkey Day leftovers, why not make some savory stuffing cakes?

Downtown street closures in effect this week for last days of Disney filming

According to an update from the production crew, filming for Disney’s newest film “Goodbye Stranger” could wrap soon, but there are still some street closures scheduled for this week.

Savannah Philharmonic brings classical music to local neighborhoods

The Savannah Philharmonic hit the streets on Sunday to bring classical music to everyone outside of their usual theater atmosphere.

Nine Line hosts motorcycle ride benefitting local homeless veterans

Veteran-owned Nine Line Apparel hosted its first poker run. Bikers picked up their first cards at Savannah-Harley Davidson, stopped a shooting range and ended back at the Nine Line store.

Hands Across the Border event promotes highway safety awareness

The South Carolina Department of Safety teamed up with other law enforcement agencies in neighboring states for Hands Across the Border.

  Thanksgiving pre-dinner snacks with Libbie Summers

Now that Thanksgiving is almost here, you’re going to want to whip up some delicious pre-dinner appetizers for the family and friends. With us today is Chef and food stylist, Libbie Summers to tell us more on how you can make the lite-bites before the big meal.

United Way of the Coastal Empire surpasses goal of $8.1 million

The United Way of the Coastal Empire has announced that they surpassed their 2018 fundraising goal of $8.1 million - raising $8,285,608.

Savannah Weekend: Food truck rodeo, Telfair lunch and Savannah Philharmonic should be on your weekend agenda

The last weekend before the craziness of the holidays begins, and there's so much going on!

Wells Fargo donates to Habitat for Humanity of the Coastal Empire

Wells Fargo partnered with Habitat for Humanity of the Coastal Empire to build more homes in the Garden City area. They donated $180,000 Thursday for those efforts.

WTOC’s annual Day of Giving Food Drive underway

It’s time for the annual Day of Giving Food Drive.

City of Savannah seeks public input on downtown tour limit proposal

Right now, the city of Savannah is considering a pilot program to test whether to allow tours in certain residential areas after 10 p.m.

Conductor stepping down from Savannah Philharmonic after 10 years

After 10 years of overseeing concerts and helping orchestral growth in Savannah - Maestro Peter Shannon is stepping down as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra.

Telfair Museums’ Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters: Telling the Untold Story

A new era begins for the Telfair Museums Owens-Thomas House, and the entire community is invited to the unveiling this weekend.

Nominate active duty service member to fly home for holidays

Seven active duty E1-E6 service members will be chosen to fly home either to or from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport to spend the holidays with their families.

Free dental care event Friday for those in need

If you’re in need of dental care but money’s a little tight, Howard Family Dental wants to help.

Students in Statesboro use classroom skills to prepare Thanksgiving meal

A Thanksgiving meal might be a challenge for some - an ordeal for others - but for a class at Langston Chapel Middle School, it’s a milestone.

‘Wreaths Across America’ to honor fallen heroes

The Georgia Commissioner of Veterans Service is reminding veterans and their families there is still time to show their gratitude for our military service members with a wreath this holiday season.

5K to honor and celebrate life of fallen Savannah firefighter

A 5K Run and Walk will honor the life of a local hero this weekend on Hutchinson Island.

SCCPSS holding info sessions on changes coming to East Broad K-8

Many of the students at East Broad Street K-8 School will be moving to other schools next year.

Ronald McDonald House holds Impact Awards

The Ronald McDonald House hosted the charity’s Community Impact Awards Tuesday night.

United Way Turkey Trot to be held Thanksgiving Day in Savannah

It’s almost time for the 10th Annual United Way Turkey Trot!

  REPLAY: The 2018 Veterans Day Parade in Savannah

REPLAY: The 2018 Veterans Day Parade in Savannah

Doctors warn of disease mostly affecting children

Doctors are warning parents of a very rare but serious condition that mostly affects children.

‘Feed the ‘Boro’ organizers need volunteers to help get meals to families

A few minutes of your time next week could help feed thousands in Statesboro.

2018 Savannah Veterans Day Parade to affect downtown traffic

Downtown Savannah traffic will be affected on Monday, Nov. 12 due to the annual Veterans Day Parade.

Restaurants providing free meals for veterans, active duty military

Several restaurants across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry are providing free meals to veterans and active duty military on Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day.

WTOC Honors Our Veterans: James West

James West teaches Jiu Jitsu and more in his studio. The former Staff Sergeant wrestled in school and in the Army.

Chatham Co. Health Department hosting drive-thru flu shot clinic

The Chatham County Health Department will hold a drive-thru flu vaccination clinic on Thursday, Nov. 15.

American Legion honors outstanding Savannah Fire officers

Every year, the American Legion Savannah Post 135 honors outstanding Savannah Fire Department officers.

WTOC Honors Our Veterans: Betty Robarts, WWII

This week, WTOC is honoring veterans across the region as we approach Veterans Day this Sunday.

Stretch of Highway 280 in Evans County dedicated to veterans

Many cities are honoring veterans as we get closer to Veterans Day.

Savannah Weekend: Your guide to the 2018 Savannah Food and Wine Festival

Incredible food, amazing wine and everything in between! The 6th annual Savannah Food and Wine Festival is well underway with a weekend full of events ahead.

2018 Veterans Day: Freebies, discounts, deals

In honor of our veterans, restaurants and businesses across the country are offering some amazing discounts, deals, and even a free meal.

Veterans Career Fair, public job fairs being held in Savannah

There will be several opportunities to find work this week in Savannah.

WTOC Honors Our Veterans: Tattnall County

Our nation will recognize Veterans Day this coming Sunday, and this week, WTOC is celebrating the men and women who served.

Gulfstream donates $2 million to United Way

Gulfstream donated $2 million to the United Way fundraising campaign on Wednesday morning.

Parker’s holds grand opening for fourth Pooler store

The City of Pooler continued it’s rapid growth on Wednesday as Parker’s celebrated the grand opening of its 54th store.

WTOC Honors Our Veterans: Steve Gilbert

This Sunday is Veterans Day, which is when we honor the men and women who have worn the nation’s military uniform. This week, we’re recognizing the efforts of our veterans from across the region.

Bulloch County Schools to hold week-long canned goods drive

You can help three food banks in Bulloch County this week with a quick drive to the nearest school.

Jeff Davis County Veterans Association pays tribute to local vets

As Veterans Day approaches this weekend, WTOC wants to spotlight some of the men and women of our area who’ve worn the uniform and continue to contribute in their community.

Savannah city leaders consider alternative transportation for downtown workers

Savannah city council is expected to discuss offering free rides for late night workers in downtown Savannah.