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Recent Articles by Meredith
Bars seeing increased business on night before Thanksgiving
Sometimes we think of New Years as one of the biggest nights for drunk driving. Surprisingly, the night before Thanksgiving has become one of the biggest drinking days in the country.
Published November 27, 2019 at 9:43 PM
Savannah Feed the Hungry holds annual Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner
Not everyone will have the pleasure of enjoying a hot meal on Thanksgiving Day, but Savannah Feed the Hungry is trying to change that.
Jennifer Lifsey and
Published November 26, 2019 at 7:12 AM
Keypoints of Savannah’s 2020 proposed budget
In almost two weeks, the city of Savannah will vote whether to adopt their 2020 budget of $425 million.
Published November 22, 2019 at 11:07 PM
Day of Giving food drive surpasses 6,000 lbs goal
That’s a wrap on WTOC’s 2019 Day of Giving food drive.
Published November 21, 2019 at 11:20 PM
Savannah Police issue holiday safety reminders
It’s a full sprint to the holidays for residents across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.
Published November 20, 2019 at 11:18 PM
America’s Second Harvest talks about impact of Day of Giving
All of us here at WTOC are counting down until our annual Day of Giving coming up on Thursday.
Published November 19, 2019 at 11:13 PM
Savannah mayoral candidates ready for runoff election
Some big races still have to be decided in Savannah at the Dec. 3 runoff election.
Published November 18, 2019 at 10:41 PM
Parents offer feedback on Bryan Co. elementary schools redistricting
Bryan County Schools will redistrict elementary students ahead of a new school. Parents offer feedback before the district draws new attendance lines.
Published November 14, 2019 at 11:12 PM
SCCPSS changing school transportation plan for students attending choice programs
The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is looking to change its transportation plan for students who attend specialty high schools.
Zach Logan and
Published November 13, 2019 at 6:18 AM
Tybee Island’s new mayor-elect says she’s ready for a challenge
It’s been a week since the ballots were counted and Shirley Sessions won the race for Tybee mayor outright without a runoff.
Published November 12, 2019 at 10:49 PM
Car safety tips during cold weather
With this cold weather coming our way, there are a few things you’ll probably start to see when it comes to your car.
Published November 12, 2019 at 5:32 PM
Local man walking cross country to raise money for veterans reaches half-way mark
John Ring left the Tybee Pier in October to walk more than 2,400 miles to the Santa Monica Pier to raise awareness for veterans.
Published November 11, 2019 at 10:36 PM
Fitness studios hold veteran-inspired workout classes
For Veterans Day, many fitness studios dedicated workouts to America’s veterans.
Published November 11, 2019 at 7:04 PM
Garden City to merge new and current leadership in 2020
Garden City will introduce a new city council in 2020 with a mix of old and new faces focusing on projects affecting the town.
Published November 10, 2019 at 11:24 PM
Savannah Fire responds to natural gas fire at dentist office
A source with Savannah Fire says that the building has suffered "extensive damage".
Sean Evans and
Published November 9, 2019 at 11:34 PM
Canal District master plan summit held, residents updated
After months of feedback and forums, more than 100 residents got the opportunity to hear what recommendations consultants have come up with to revitalize the Canal District in a master plan.
Published November 6, 2019 at 10:14 PM
Pooler voters decide on new mayor, city council
Pooler voters have elected a new mayor, and they’re replacing most of their city council. It’s an election with some historic news for the growing city.
Published November 6, 2019 at 7:29 AM
Last forum held before Election Day
Savannah residents, especially in the Highlands, got their last opportunity to hear from the candidates trying to earn their last-minute votes.
Published November 4, 2019 at 10:19 PM
Halloween events bring Savannah community together
Thousands spent the day across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry wandering through neighborhoods searching for candy while others headed to alternative events to celebrate the holiday.
Published October 31, 2019 at 11:26 PM
More than 300,000 Ga. voter registrations being purged due to inactivity
The 2019 election is just around the corner, but before you cast your vote, some might be wondering if they can vote next week.
Published October 30, 2019 at 11:04 PM
Chatham County in top five for drug overdose ER visits in Georgia
The Chatham County Counter Narcotics Team says they are putting in work on drug seizures to prevent a climbing number of overdoses nationwide and here in the Coastal Empire.
Published October 29, 2019 at 11:24 PM
Crews say it could take months to clean up capsized cargo ship in St. Simons Sound
The massive ship in the St. Simons Sound has been on its side and sitting in the water for more than 50 days.
Published October 28, 2019 at 6:50 PM
Savannah Fire Rescue breaks ground on Highlands Fire Station
Friday, Savannah Fire Rescue officially broke ground on their new $3 million fire station.
Published October 25, 2019 at 5:48 PM
City of Savannah taking next steps to establish an archaeology ordinance
After getting more than 500 responses in a public survey, the City of Savannah is moving forward with the next steps in establishing an archaeology ordinance.
Published October 24, 2019 at 11:35 PM
SCCPSS bus driver drops kids off at wrong stop, good Samaritan gets them home
A Savannah Chatham-County School District mistake could have put two kids in grave danger after a bus driver dropped the kids off at the wrong stop if it weren’t for a good Samaritan.
Published October 24, 2019 at 10:10 PM
Violent crimes hurting innocent bystanders in the Lowcountry
There has been a rash of violent crimes in Jasper County over the last few months, mostly including drive-by shootings.
Published October 23, 2019 at 11:09 PM
Forums held as municipal elections get closer
It is just two weeks until the 2019 municipal elections. Forums and debates have been heating up the candidate circles over the last few weeks.
Published October 22, 2019 at 11:11 PM
Identities released of 3 soldiers killed in training accident at Fort Stewart
Three 3rd ID soldiers are dead and three more were injured after a Sunday morning training accident on Fort Stewart.
Lyndsey Gough and
Published October 22, 2019 at 11:34 AM
CEMA partners with local school for HERricane Academy
Saturday’s weather threats were the perfect reminder that everyone needs an emergency plan.
Published October 19, 2019 at 7:08 PM
Undercover and underage: Department of Revenue shows regular compliance checks paying off
Department of Revenue agents across Georgia and in the Coastal Empire have minors who are helping them crackdown on businesses selling alcohol to people who are underaged.
Published October 16, 2019 at 11:30 PM
Salvation Army asks for help as thrift stores close
McIntosh County to implement curfew beginning Monday night
Standoff in Wayne Co. ends without injuries
Yard work leads to surge in Lowcountry fires
DHEC releases number of coronavirus cases in S.C. by zip code