August job fair underway for Plant Riverside Project in Savannah

  Community meeting for new home watch program in Rincon

  Good News: Blind student marches with South Effingham HS band

  Savannah city leaders to hold community workshop for the Canal District

Celebration of life to be held for brother, sister killed in March

  Savannah businesswomen making a name for themselves

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Dwaine Willett, major benefactor to local children’s hospital, passes away at age 93

  Community Champions: Consumer Credit Counseling Service

  Mayor DeLoach holding public meeting to discuss Highlands community truck ban

Lowcountry deputies help autistic twins celebrate birthday

Annual Savannah Lodging update held at Hyatt Regency

Savannah Fire Station 7 gets an upgrade thanks to SPLOST funding

Georgia Historical Society expanding research center

A building in Savannah that plays a key role in documenting Georgia’s history is expanding.

Gullah Preservation Task Force gives update to town council

The group working to preserve the land and culture of Gullah Geechee people on Hilton Head Island say they’re optimistic about their progress.

‘Bubba’ Hiers, Paula Deen’s brother, passes away

Paula Deen’s brother and Savannah restaurateur Earl “Bubba” Wayne Hiers Jr. passed away last week after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

  Richmond Hill Fire Department launches literacy program

The program is called ‘Firefighters for Literacy.’ The idea behind the program is to encourage children to read every day.

  Qualifying begins for Richmond Hill’s three vacant city council seats

Qualifying opens for upcoming general elections in Chatham Co.

  School bus camera tickets on the rise in Effingham County

  Chatham County Police Department fully staffed, plus a little extra

  WTOC Celebrates 65 Years: Tribute to Vietnam Veterans

  Fake shooting threat prompts Savannah police to reassure public safety

  VIDEO: Baby sea turtles prepare for a swim at S.C. beach

A group of baby sea turtles prepared to take some laps in the sea this week.

Officials warn against illegal dumping in Beaufort County

Fire officials in Beaufort County want residents to think twice before dumping their trash.

  What’s happening this weekend in Savannah? Leopold’s 100th and Lift Every Voice

This weekend will mark a milestone anniversary with a Savannah institution, plus, folks will have thee opportunities to learn more about Savannah’s rich African American history and culture.

  Good News: Leopold’s 100 years of Savannah history

Ice cream will be at the center of Savannah’s biggest party this weekend, and so will a Savannah story reaching all the way back to World War I..

Duck Dynasty’s Uncle Si surprises drivers with gift cards during traffic stops

Several drivers got quite a surprise Wednesday morning when they were pulled over by West Monroe PD

  Savannah church distributes socks to those in need

Trinity Lutheran Church on Mercy Boulevard in Savannah received more than 150,000 boxes of socks this week.

  Community Champions: Medbank Foundation

The MedBank Foundation is a Savannah-based non-profit organization that walks people through the complicated applications for free prescriptions - a process that otherwise could keep people from their medications.

Savannah Police safely locate missing elderly man

Savannah Police say 86-year-old Joseph Weston, last seen on August 10 at a residence on W. 39th Street, has been found safe.

  Open house being held to discuss I-95 interchange congestion in Pooler

Citizens have a chance to discuss traffic at a busy I-95 intersection in Pooler on Wednesday.

Chatham County Animal Services holding no-fee adoption events

Chatham County Animal Services is hosting no-fee adoption events for both cats and dogs this week.

United Way, Second Harvest hosting mobile food pantry in Effingham Co.

The United Way of the Coastal Empire in Effingham County is teaming up with America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia to host a mobile food pantry on Tuesday to provide food to Effingham families in need.

CMA, Grammy award-winning artist to perform at Lucas Theatre

Tickets will go on sale starting August 16th for customers interested in seeing Travis Tritt perform a solo-acoustic act in Savannah.

  Chatham EMS adds new transit ambulances to its fleet

The new units will help the department with transporting patients to dialysis appointments.

  Celebrating 65 Years: Back to School coverage

This week brought a new beginning for students, parents, and teachers - and also for WTOC.

  Sales from certain coffee blend used to support Statesboro police officers

Buying a special blend of coffee in Statesboro could help support police officers.

  Good News: Trying to preserve Cuyler Brownsville’s history

The history of one Savannah neighborhood is being preserved with the help of the city’s leaders in preservation.

Winning Fantasy 5 ticket worth nearly $540,000 sold in Effingham County

A winning ticket in the Aug. 7 Fantasy 5 drawing was sold in Effingham County.

Military job fair being held at Fort Stewart

Fort Stewart is hosting a free job fair on Thursday, Aug. 8 that's open to veterans, transitioning military personnel, National Guard members, Reserve members, and military spouses.

  Community Champions: Step Up Savannah

The path to earning a family-sustaining wage often starts at Step Up Savannah, a non-profit organization that has a multi-level approach to lifting people out of generational poverty.

  Students start the new school year in Effingham County

Wednesday is the first day of school for students in Effingham County.

  National Night Out held all around Coastal Empire

Hundreds of people gathered in dozens of locations across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry under one common theme: community.

  Veteran walking length of U.S. to promote suicide awareness

Right now, he is in our area sharing his own story of what he has had to deal with.

Fort Pulaski, Cockspur Island closed Tuesday due to delay in preservation work

Park officials announced that Fort Pulaski and Cockspur Island will be closed on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

Savannah Police taking part in National Night Out events Tuesday

Savannah Police are gearing up for this year’s National Night Out events - set for Tuesday, Aug. 6.

  Tae Kwon Do student from Bulloch County becomes world champion

He worked his way from local, regional, and state competition in the Special Abilities division. His instructors encouraged him in his forms, his weapons, and sparring.

‘I feel complete again’: Urn keychain with mother’s ashes returned to woman

A woman has been reunited with her mother’s ashes after a Caroline County man found her urn keychain at a gas station.

7 area school districts start back on Monday

Several area counties are returning to school Monday to start the new school year, including Savannah-Chatham County Schools.

Celebrating 65 years: Romper Room

Local host/teacher remembers show fondly.

  Good News: Minis 2 Love therapy horses

Midnight is one of two miniature horses Mayville uses with her Minis 2 Love program to offer what could be called smile therapy, brightening days and lifting spirits at senior centers throughout the Coastal Empire.

Potholes and pink lemonade: kids get creative to raise money to fix potholes on their street

There’s a pothole problem at the corner of Highgrove Place and Mallard Crossing Drive in Wilmington.

  School starts back Friday in Long, Montgomery counties

Friday is the first day of class for students in Long and Montgomery counties.

  SCCPSS bus driver recognized for 33 years of service

When Florence Praylo opened up her door for the first bus ride of the year, she was in for a big surprise.

  6th Annual Gourmet Seafood and Spirits Festival set for this weekend

If you love seafood, the Westin Savannah Harbor is the place to be this weekend.

  Several area school districts head back to school Thursday

Students in Bryan, Bulloch, Evans, and Tattnall counties are all heading back to school Thursday.

  Community Champions: Senior Citizens Inc.

Even with all the education and activities, companionship and care provided at their Bull Street headquarters, Senior Citizens Incorporated is just as valuable out in the community.

New completed bike lane on Price Street celebrated

The Price Street bike lane is officially complete. City of Savannah leaders capped it off with a ribbon cutting Wednesday.

  Thanks to extension, improvement work continues on McQueen’s Trail

A historic Chatham County recreational trail is continuing to receive some TLC after being damaged by recent storms.

2.12 carat diamond discovered at Arkansas state park

According to a press release, a Nebraska man uncovered a diamond weighing just over two carats. It's the largest find so far in 2019.

  Chatham Co. Animal Shelter asking for community help after overcrowding issues

The staff at the Chatham County Animal Shelter says they're seeing a large intake of animals and they need the community's help.

  Savannah African Art Museum opens to public

Students of art and history have a new opportunity to visit a local museum featuring international artifacts.

Winning Powerball ticket worth $50K sold in Bloomingdale

A winning Powerball ticket worth $50,000 was sold over the weekend in Bloomingdale.

ALDI to open its first stores in Savannah, Statesboro and Pooler

ALDI announced it will open new stores this summer and fall in Statesboro, Pooler and Savannah.

Savannah PD announces new assistant chief

The Savannah Police Department will be getting a new assistant chief this week.

  Over 100 employers registered for job fair Tuesday at the Savannah Civic Center

The City of Savannah is hosting a free job fair at the Civic Center on Tuesday, July 30.

  Walk for Homelessness benefits Tiny House Project

Proceeds from the event will go to support the Tiny House Project, the tiny homes that have been built for homeless veterans in the Savannah community.

Anti-litter groups target cigarette butts on Georgia coast

Anti-litter groups target smokers in summer campaign with a blunt title: Georgia's Coast is Not an Ashtray

  Good News: Savannah nonprofits join together to help feed the homeless

Most non-profit organizations need all the help they can get. Two in Savannah are helping each other, creating opportunities for inclusion, and in turn, feeding the homeless.

  Addition added to African-American monument on River Street

The African American family statue on River Street has been part of Savannah for over 17 years.

  Anti-bullying rally to be held at Mill Creek Park in Statesboro

A new school year gives some parents concerns about children being victims of bullying..

  ‘Eat It and Like It’ Restaurant Weeks, Back to School Expo happening this weekend in Coastal Empire

Foodies, this weekend is for you! The ‘Eat It and Like It’ Summer Restaurant Week is underway! Also, get ready to go back to school with the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System’s Back to School Expo.

  Alabama community buys longtime school custodian a car

He walked into the lobby bewildered and clueless on what the commotion was all about. Then, they revealed the real surprise.

  Glennville DQ celebrating annual ‘Miracle Treat Day’

People all across the country are grabbing Dairy Queen blizzards Thursday to help the Children’s Miracle Network..

  School supplies available at Richmond Hill Community Day Out

Bryan County families can come to the Waterfront Church in Richmond Hill and pick up backpacks full of school supplies for their kids.

  ‘Step Up Savannah’ working to fight poverty in the community

A local nonprofit is hoping you will step up and apply for their neighborhood leadership academy.

  Community Champions: Starfish Catering

Union Mission’s Starfish catering service prepares breakfast and lunch for a growing clientele of local businesses and other non-profit organizations.

  Man from viral ‘Back up Terry’ video gifted with new wheelchair

Remember the “Back up Terry” video that went viral a few years ago? Terry is from Memphis and he's the recipient of a brand new wheelchair!

  Organization for adults with intellectual disabilities opening new building in Bluffton

The focus of the program is to promote independence, social interaction, and employment opportunities for these adults.

  Superheroes help raise money for Ronald McDonald House

The Cape Crusaders stopped in to say hello to the families staying there. Games, ice cream and face painting were also part of the fun.