Tonight on THE News

Sonny Dixon here to tell you what's coming up tonight on THE News.

First on THE News Now at 4:00:

Troops with the First Heavy Brigade Combat Team are getting ready to deploy Iraq this afternoon. We have crews at Fort Stewart for the big sendoff and found out what their upcoming mission will be.

Lace up your skates and head on over to the Savannah Civic Center for Skatefest 2009. The annual holiday event kicks off today and our own John Wetherbee is there and he'll have all the details.

Next on THE News on 5:00:

We're just two weeks away from Christmas and that means time is running out to buy those gifts on your holiday lists. Lynda Figueredo spoke with retailers with high hopes for a successful holiday shopping season.

Hundreds of Georgia Southern students crossed the stage and received their diplomas today at GSU's fall graduation. Bureau chief Dal Cannady was there to share with us the meaning of this milestone - for graduates and their families.

Then on THE News at 6:00:

Two bank robbery suspects are behind bars after police say they tried to rob a Wachovia on Savannah's southside earlier today. We have crews following this story and found out why authorities were able to catch them so quickly.

South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford has filed for divorce - that's the news coming out of Columbia and Charleston today- one day after her soon-to-be ex-husband Gov. Mark Sanford said he wanted to reconcile with his wife. Jaime Dailey spoke with Lowcountry residents about Jenny Sanford's announcement and what they have to say may surprise you.

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