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  Hometown Hero: Jane Grismer

On the Saturday before Sept. 11 every year, Savannah has a way to acknowledge the anniversary of the terrorist attacks in Orleans Square.

  Hometown Hero: Taequan Mitchell

  Teen saves elderly resident from Alaska Street house fire

  Hometown Hero: Emergent Structures

Hometown Heroes: Two Savannah chefs headed to James Beard House in NYC

  Hometown Hero: Savannah Arts student accepted to Juilliard in New York City

  Hometown Hero: Reverend Clementa Pinckney

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  Hometown Hero: Tybee Prom organizers

  Hometown Hero: Statesboro firefighters rescue 2 from burning building

  WTOC Hometown Hero: David Mason

  Hometown Hero: Jimmy Silva

Hometown Hero: Dr. Frank Davis

  Hometown Hero: Tough Team for Children

Effingham Co. girl with Down Syndrome now recognized for basketball skills

Sometimes a game can mean more than the final score.

Hometown Hero: Feed the Hungry

This week's Hometown Hero is an organization that's feeding the hungry all across South Georgia and even in the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Hometown Hero: SSGT Jacody Reavis

Christmas started around Labor Day for Staff Sergeant Jacody Reavis.

Hometown Hero: St. Vincent's senior class

The score mattered at Benedictine Tuesday. It just wasn't the most important outcome of the game being played there.

Hometown Hero: Karsten Summerall

Hometown Hero: United Way Volunteer Awards

Hometown Hero: Woof Gang Bakery honors Don Logana

Hometown Hero: Ryan Fann

Hometown Hero: Addie and Grace Coleman

WTOC Hometown Heroes: SEHS coaches and athletic staff

Hometown Hero: Richmond Hill officer spreads holiday cheer

A Richmond Hill Police officer who was working on Christmas Day decided to spread a little holiday cheer and his act of kindness makes him this week's WTOC Hometown Hero.

Hometown Hero: Bradwell Institute JROTC

The Bradwell Institute Junior ROTC was ready for inspection again, just days after being on display in front of a much larger audience.

WTOC Hometown Hero: Scott Thompson

Now that he has helped Guyton get back on its feet, Scott Thompson can get back to work.

Hometown Hero: Meals on Wheels team

You just might spot George Walters and LoriAnn Jenkins anywhere around Savannah.

Hometown Heroes: Georgia Power workers

When the lights went out during Tropical Storm Hermine, Georgia Power went to work.

Hometown Hero: Local volunteers helping in Louisiana

There has been compassion coming and going in Savannah this week, a revolving door of care by way of the Red Cross.

Hometown Hero: Mary Boland

School will be better than they remembered for the students returning to Washington Carver Elementary School in Richmond Hill.

Hometown Hero: Kevin Sheehan

To his players, he's Coach Sheehan. To family, he's Uncle Kevin.

Hometown Heroes: Savannah Jaycees Tybee cleanup

It was not the average day at the beach. But the work being done was about average for the Savannah Jaycees.

Hometown Hero: Jordan Gray

Why did the turtle cross the road? Because Jordan Gray was there to help it.

Hometown Hero: John Kueper

John Kueper has been doing extra as a member of the Hunter Army Airfield Transportation Alert team for 12 years, estimating he has been there to unload planes several Christmases and every Thanksgiving since 2005.

Hometown Heroes: Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers

Sunday evening on Tybee, when the blankets are folded and the trunks loaded as another approaching week has intruded on another weekend, for one group of volunteers, it's already time to return to work.

Hometown Hero: Buddy Carter

Buddy Carter was only doing his job by spending some time at Memorial's Anderson Cancer Institute on Wednesday, there to learn new ways he can help the facility, but also let the doctors and staff know he hasn't forgotten one big way he is still trying to.

Hometown Heroes: United Way volunteers

They have served seniors, and children and animals, every aspect of our community, and they have served with a selflessness that belies individual recognition.

WTOC Hometown Hero: Lowcountry officers save dog

A man posted a sincere "thank you" to a pair of Hardeeville Police Department officers and a Jasper County Sheriff's deputy on Facebook, saying the three went "above and beyond the call" to help save a four-legged friend.

Hometown Hero: O.C. Welch

He is running out of wall space at his dealership for awards, but O.C. Welch will proudly find a spot for a special one he will receive Thursday night.

Hometown Hero: Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen is not training world champions at the moment, just winners.

Hometown Hero: Brady King

Brady King is a paramotoring enthusiast.

Hometown Hero: Curtis Armstrong

Curtis Armstrong has seen homeless people in Savannah.

Hometown Hero: Reverend Billy Hester

Billy Hester has been preserving love for more than two decades.

Hometown Hero: Students benefit from intern program

With one agreement, two schools are providing limitless opportunities.

Hometown Hero: Semaj Clark

Semaj Clark's life changed the first time he was in Savannah.

Hometown Hero: The Thompson family

Deborah Thompson says there is a secret to the largest Christmas light display in Bulloch County.

Hometown Hero: Charlie Hanson

Heroism is not motivated by awards. But it does warrant them.

Hometown Hero: Andrew Bowles

Not every trip to Southside Ace Hardware starts the same way, only the lucky ones.Several days each week, customers are greeted by Andrew Bowles, the goodwill ambassador for Southside Ace and a key member of the family at this local family business.

  Hometown Hero: Chief's Outstanding Youth Award

A young boy stood up to crime and shows how everyone can be helping fight Savannah's biggest problem.

Hometown Hero: May Howard fire

There's a reason the fire at May Howard Elementary School two weeks ago didn't do even more damage.

Hometown Hero: Dr. Jose de Arimateia da Cruz

A political science professor has been molding young minds for more than a decade in Savannah, and now he's teaching national and international leaders how to make critical decisions when it comes to national security.