Chatham Area Transit operating on holiday schedule for Memorial Day

  Good News: Napkin fundraiser helping girls in India

Savannah PD holding annual Police Memorial Ceremony

SC native 1 of 34 making history in West Point’s class of 2019

  Tybee Island mayor delivers State of the City Address

  Proud to be a GA Farmer: Ray Sanders, Bulloch County

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  Free ice cream social in Savannah to benefit the Salvation Army

  Tybee Island leaders already preparing for Fourth of July

  Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in the Coastal Empire, Lowcountry

2019 Memorial Day events for Coastal Georgia, S.C. Lowcountry

Second Harvest holding Drive Thru Food Distribution for low-income families

  Community Champions: Children’s Center

Pooler Police Department helps relocate alligator from neighborhood

According to the Facebook post from the department, residents in the Harmony Neighborhood reported seeing the reptile.

  Coastal Empire and Lowcountry communities prepare for Memorial Day

Hot weather and summer vacation time have many headed on trips this weekend.

  Beach officials urge caution after Portuguese man o’ war discovered on Hilton Head beach

The Shore Beach Service on Hilton Head Island wants beachgoers to watch where they step after a Portuguese man o' war washed up on the beach on Monday.

  Senior Citizens Inc. works to fight isolation among seniors

Although independence can be a good thing, some senior citizen groups say it can also bring isolation, which can decrease a person's lifespan.

  Funeral service held for fallen Savannah officer, Sgt. Kelvin Ansari

  Tybee set to hold annual Beach Bum Parade

  Law enforcement, students in Pooler paying tribute to fallen Savannah police officer

  Tunnel to Towers Foundation providing to those in need in Coastal Empire

  Remembering WTOC’s Don Logana

Paula Deen opens new restaurant in Panama City, Fla.

Savannah girl finds rare five-leaf clover on Tybee

Six-year-old Amelia Sofianos found a five-leaf clover on her way to school Thursday morning. Some clover collectors, particularly in Ireland, regard the five-leaf clover as a prize.

'I don’t need easy, I just need possible’, Cassidy Hooper, born without eyes or nose, graduates from college in Charlotte

Cassidy Hooper is one of only a few people in the world born with no eyes and no nose. We first met her in 2008, at 11 years old. She’s now 22 and just graduated from Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte.

  Proud to be a GA Farmer: Bland Farms, Tattnall County

What is now a massive operation of about 3,000 acres of land started out with just five acres.

  What’s happening THIS Savannah Weekend!

Local Brewery Service is holding a fundraiser to benefit the family of a fallen Savannah Police officer this weekend.

Savannah Chamber to hold 18th annual Taste of Downtown Business Connection

The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce has dinner covered on Thursday with its 18th annual Taste of Downtown Business Connection.

Savannah Philharmonic performing at outdoor event this weekend

The Savannah Philharmonic, Edgemere/Sackville Neighborhood Association and the City of Savannah have teamed up once again to host this event.

  Community Champions: Living Vine

Jan Dega says she heard a calling in church one Sunday and soon found herself starting a non-profit organization to deliver items to people who would need them most.

  SCCPSS asks for input on budget proposal

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System has published their proposed budget online and they are looking for your feedback. The school board is proposing a $607 million budget, $16 million more than last years.

  Planet Fitness offering free membership for teens during summer break

Planet Fitness wants to help keep your teens active this summer.

Board of Elections looking to add new polling locations in Pooler

The Chatham County Board of Elections is looking to expand voting opportunities in Pooler.

  Chatham Co. Police hold strategic planning meeting

The Chatham County Police Department is getting feedback from the community to put together a blueprint or strategic plan to carry the department into the future.

Louisiana twins earn $1.3 million each in college scholarships

Brin and Nial Wilson have been recruited by numerous colleges throughout the United States.

Tunnel to Towers foundation announces plan to pay mortgage for Sgt. Ansari’s family

A foundation is hoping to assist the family of slain Savannah Police Department Sgt. Kelvin Ansari.

  Onion lovers unite at 43rd annual Glennville Sweet Onion festival

The one day festival is expected to bring in between 5-7,000 people to the small town of Glennville.

Chatham County Police Department encouraging community feedback at open forums

Those living in unincorporated Chatham County are invited to an open meeting Tuesday night to discuss the Chatham County Police Department.

‘Great veteran, he just was an all-around good guy:’ Early Co. Sheriff remembers Savannah officer shot

Early County’s top cop said a Savannah police officer, who he graduated with high school with, that was killed in the line of duty was just an all around good person.

Online support shown for family, friends of fallen Sgt. Kelvin Ansari

An outpouring of love and support toward Savannah Police Department Sgt. Kelvin Ansari’s family and police family have begun online.

  Community groups looking to support family of fallen SPD officer

When first responders lose their lives in the line of duty, many in the community want to offer help and support any way they can to the loved ones left behind.

Watch the Sweet Onion Festival Parade

If you’re looking for something sweet this weekend, we’ve got you covered.

  Good News: Savannah’s Fabulous Equinox Orchestra playing at senior centers

Music can be a gift, and it’s one Savannah’s Fabulous Equinox Orchestra has been sharing in small, laid back settings at senior centers.

  Celebrating 65 Years: WTOC Rocks Savannah

WTOC is continuing to celebrate our 65th year of broadcasting. You have been our number one fans, and at times, have made us feel like rock stars.

Outstanding citizens honored at Night of Champions event

Over 600 people attended the 2019 Night of Champions to recognize people with different abilities who excel in our community.

Mother’s Day big for tourism, retail in Savannah

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12, and tourism officials say Savannah will be filled with families as they celebrate with their moms.

Exterminators share tips for protecting against fleas, ticks during summer months

Exterminators say warmer months often bring more fleas and ticks, and while many people begin to spend more time outdoors, you need to take certain precautions while outside.

City of Savannah to debut new on-demand ride program

The City of Savannah is starting a new on-demand ride service through an app called Downtowner.

  Proud to be a GA Farmer: Robert Dasher, Glennville

This weekend, Glennville and Tattnall County will celebrate their favorite crop - sweet onions - at the annual Onion Festival.

  What’s happening this Savannah Weekend? The HSF Wine Tasting & Tour of Homes

Tens of thousands of graduates will be out and about in the Coastal Empire as two of the biggest universities in our area celebrate the Class of 2019.

  Florists preparing for Mother’s Day rush

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and many people are still preparing for the big day to make sure it’s extra special.

Airport PD shows off newest K9 officer

The Airport Police Department at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is excited to introduce its newest addition to the K9 unit.

Public forums being held to discuss budget for Beaufort County Schools

Beaufort County taxpayers will have the chance to learn how the school board plans to spend their money for next year’s school budget.

  United Way holds ‘Women Who Rule’ fundraiser

Nearly 600 people packed the Westin Hotel’s ballroom on Hutchinson Island Wednesday for the “Women Who Rule” fundraising lunch.

  Bridge renamed along I-16 to honor memory of 5 GSU nursing students

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed a resolution Tuesday to honor the memory of five Georgia Southern University nursing students killed in April of 2015.

  Community Champions: Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club

For 100 years, Savannah youth have been getting those opportunities to do those things at the Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club, which helps the community win through much more than sports.

  Special investigator retires from the Burton Fire District

Abby, a 12-year-old Labrador Retriever, has been Burton Fire's go-to arson investigator for ten years.

  Hinesville Police to participate in ‘Safe Kids Day’ on Saturday

They will spend the day talking to families about bicycle safety, gun safety, and even drunk driving. Hinesville Police say education is key to help prevent accidents.

Savannah chef wins James Beard Foundation award

A Savannah chef has won an award for being the best cook in the Southeast.

  Chatham Co. commissioners meet with municipalities to discuss SPLOST dollars

The City of Savannah is asking for more than half the total for projects throughout the city limits. Several commissioners argued that number was way too high, and highlighted several projects they thought were too expensive.

  Man, woman of the year honored at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gala

What does it take to become Savannah’s man and woman of the year? Lots of fundraising for a good cause.

Dollar General, Goodwill hosting job fairs this week

There are several job fairs happening this week across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.

  Alee Shriners donate chicken dinners to service members

Dinner was special Friday night for many military families, thanks to the Alee Shriners of Coastal Georgia.

  First Friday held in Downtown Statesboro

From big cities to small towns, more and more people take an interest in their downtown area.

  Good News: Senior Citizens, Inc. ‘Life Well Lived’ award recipients

Senior Citizens, Inc. will once again honor individuals who make a difference in our community.

  Celebrating 65 years: The legacy of Mike Manhatton

WTOC is celebrating 65 years of broadcasting this year. Of those 65 years, one man brought you news from here and from our loved ones around the world for 33 years.

  SCAD’s annual Sand Arts Festival underway on Tybee

Creativity will shine on Tybee Island this Friday during SCAD's 2019 Sand Arts Festival.

  43rd Savannah Scottish Games kick off Saturday at Bethesda Academy

Thousands of people are expected to be at Bethesda Academy on Saturday, May 4, for the annual Savannah Scottish Games.

May 3 is officially James Brown Day in Augusta

May 3 is officially James Brown Day in Augusta

  Lowcountry woman opens up about diagnosis ahead of MS Walk Savannah

Hilton Head Island resident, Jessica Holmes, was diagnosed with MS in 2012. She, like thousands of Americans, battle this disease every day. Thursday, she shared her story with us.

  Savannahians pay respects to Jewish memorial during Holocaust Remembrance Day

Thursday is “Holocaust Remembrance Day," a day people in the United States remember the six million Jewish people - and 11 million others - killed by the Nazis during World War II.

  Proud to be a Farmer: Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery

There are about 40,000 farms in Georgia, but less than 10 are fish hatcheries. One of them is close by, in Bryan County.

  City seeks public input on downtown parking changes, current rates

The City of Savannah wants your input as leaders consider lowering the parking rates downtown from $2 an hour to just $1 an hour on blocks between Oglethorpe Avenue and Bay Street, contained by Habersham and Lincoln streets.

  Walk MS 2019, Scottish Games, Doggie Carnival and more happening this weekend in Savannah

This weekend, you can grab your friends and walk for a cause very near to us here at WTOC.

Memorial service held for 9 airmen killed in C-130 military plane crash

The city of Port Wentworth held a memorial service Thursday to mark the anniversary of a military plane crash that killed nine airmen from the Puerto Rico National Guard.

Beach Advisory lifted for Polk Street Beach on Tybee Island

The Chatham County Health Department has lifted the advisory for Polk Street Beach on the north end of Tybee Island, extending to the jetties on north beach.

  Community Champions: Effingham YMCA Livestrong Program

It is easier to be strong when others are there to help you. The Community Champions with the Effingham County YMCA Livestrong Program are helping each other in the fight against cancer.

  Wednesday marks first day of turtle nesting season on Tybee

Wednesday, May 1 is the first day of sea turtle nesting season on Tybee Island.

  Tybee Island residents provide input on Highway 80 proposed bridge replacements, improvements

For the first time, Island residents are seeing how the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to replace the bridges over both the Bull River Bridge and Lazaretto Creek on U.S. Highway 80.

Senior Citizens Inc. to host annual Legends, Leaders, and Life Well Lived Award Luncheon

Senior Citizens Inc. to host annual Legends, Leaders, and Life Well Lived Award Luncheon

New historical marker unveiled in Lafayette Square

There is a new historic marker in downtown Savannah honoring an important woman in Georgia’s history.