SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - It's been a week with lots of good news stories and we begin with the start of a new school year that saw more than 1,000 local children walk through doors of brand new schools in Chatham County.
This week's first day of school was historic for Low Elementary, Haven Elementary and May Howard Elementary. Each new school will be a positive addition to the school district, the community where it resides, and the students who will attend it.
The new schools were funded by ESPLOST money, as were dozens of other refreshes and remodels of schools throughout our area.
One of the last nights of summer vacation in the Coastal Empire was also one of the most important nights of the year.
Several National Night Out events were held across the area on Tuesday.
The Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department sponsored the events and appeared at them to build relationships in various neighborhoods.
In Liberty City, people cheered every time a police officer walked into their event, expressing excitement and appreciation for being able to share an uplifting night with police.
And finally, help from around the world arrived at the corner of 33rd and Drayton streets in Savannah - and it was all for local students.
A group of international students from Savannah College of Art and Design dropped off 150 backpacks at the Savannah Impact Program, a major boost to the program's "Stuff the Container" supplies drive that ended on Monday.
The supplies gathered over the past several weeks were distributed to area families at Tuesday night's National Night Out at Savannah Impact.
Organizers say giving the supplies to those who need them is the best way to end the summer break and start the new school year.
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