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A Lowcountry food pantry that has helped those in need for nearly a year is being forced to close its doors. Lynda Figueredo was there for the food pantry's emotional last day and found out spoke with its founder who is hoping to reopen in a new location.

Is suspending a student from school better than suspending them in school? That's the question one mother is asking after her child was suspended from school for fighting. She's not upset about the suspension, but says sending students home isn't really a punishment. Education reporter Brooke Kelley spoke with her today and what this mother has to say may surprise you.

The search for a new Savannah-Chatham police chief is still underway and today, county commissioners discussed who they want the next chief to be. Michelle Paynter was there for very vocal meeting and found out why some commissioners say interim chief Willie Lovett is the best candidate for the job.

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  • Lowcountry firefighters spend Father's Day battling house fire

    Lowcountry firefighters spend Father's Day battling house fire

    Sunday, June 17 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-06-17 22:16:27 GMT
    (Source: Burton Fire Dept.)(Source: Burton Fire Dept.)

    Firefighters across Beaufort County spent their Father's Day in the heat and humidity battling a house fire that nearby neighbors say could have been caused by a lightning strike.  Burton and Port Royal firefighters were dispatched after taking a call for a house fire at Market Street in the Habersham development just before 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Crews arrived to fire billowing from the roofline of a three-story building.  The Lowcountry heat and humidity began to take its ...

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    Firefighters across Beaufort County spent their Father's Day in the heat and humidity battling a house fire that nearby neighbors say could have been caused by a lightning strike.  Burton and Port Royal firefighters were dispatched after taking a call for a house fire at Market Street in the Habersham development just before 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Crews arrived to fire billowing from the roofline of a three-story building.  The Lowcountry heat and humidity began to take its ...

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  • Father's Day showers expected until late evening

    Father's Day showers expected until late evening

    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:58:11 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    Relaxing outside this Father's Day afternoon? Showers and thunderstorms will continue drifting across the Coastal Empire and Low Country into the early evening hours. Since these storms aren't moving fast, you can expect water to collect on roadways if you're caught under a downpour. The good news is that we will be much drier by sunset, meaning your dinner grilling plans are still a go! 

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    Relaxing outside this Father's Day afternoon? Showers and thunderstorms will continue drifting across the Coastal Empire and Low Country into the early evening hours. Since these storms aren't moving fast, you can expect water to collect on roadways if you're caught under a downpour. The good news is that we will be much drier by sunset, meaning your dinner grilling plans are still a go! 

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  • Mother Emanuel service honors lives taken in shooting 3 years ago

    Mother Emanuel service honors lives taken in shooting 3 years ago

    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:46:26 GMT
    On Sunday, the Mother Emanuel AME Church begins a week of remembrance with a worship service . (Source: Live 5 News)On Sunday, the Mother Emanuel AME Church begins a week of remembrance with a worship service . (Source: Live 5 News)

    Members of the Mother Emanuel AME Church gathered on Sunday to celebrate the lives and legacies of the victims and survivors of the shooting that took place in the church three years ago. 

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    Members of the Mother Emanuel AME Church gathered on Sunday to celebrate the lives and legacies of the victims and survivors of the shooting that took place in the church three years ago.

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