Ken Griner is now in his second stint at WTOC, coming home to his native Savannah, after fifteen years in Greenville, South Carolina. With nearly 30 years in television, he's covered just about every sporting event: World Series, The Masters, U.S. Open, Daytona 500, The College World Series and fourteen bowl games. Most of his time has been spent covering sports on the college and high school level, with a lot of emphasis The SEC, ACC, Sun Belt and SOCON.
During his career, Ken has won numerous awards for his work, including coverage of The RBC Heritage Classic, high school sports, and Georgia Southern football. As a native of Savannah, Ken brings insight to local sports powers and traditions, and his knowledge comes from both sides of the microphone, as a quarterback for a state championship team in high school football, and as a starting first baseman for the University Of Georgia, where he also earned his degree.
While away from work, Ken enjoys spending most of his time on local beaches, on the golf course or running in “the big park.”
Savannah certainly has it’s share of history, but not all of it is in the Historic District. Just over ten miles southeast of downtown Savannah lies Bethesda Academy, which has a rich history of raising boys.
We are gradually trying to get back to opening things up, but many things are still safer by trying to do things online. That’s the case as we approach a historic day, as the Juneteenth will be a virtual celebration at the Jepson this year.
A lot of people might tell you that when you cross the Lazaretto Creek Bridge heading to Tybee Island, you step back to a different time. WTOC found one motel on the island that wants to make sure it stays that way.
Although the official National Arbor Day is nearly two months away, the state can pick any time to celebrate their own day to celebrate planting trees. With the climate warmer in Georgia, the Peach State celebrates in February, and Tybee is having their day this Sunday.
On January 17, 1920, the 18th amendment was passed prohibiting the sale of alcohol. WTOC decided to check in with the Georgia Historical Society and the Prohibition Museum for a look back at Savannah during that period.