Second Harvest distributes food on one year anniversary of first mobile food pantry

Memorial Stadium was packed with cars on Saturday as hundreds of people were given food to put on their tables.

  SLAM returns for 2021 to showcase local artists

  Spring Fair returns to Rincon in April

  2021 Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival date, location approved by Richmond Hill City Council

  March 3 is National Anthem Day

  Savannah Mayor says no plans for St. Patrick’s Day business restrictions

  Plans approved to improve two Statesboro parks

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  Law enforcement agencies face recruitment challenges during pandemic

  Rincon business owner & the BBB warning about Facebook Messenger scam

  Ga. school districts preparing to vaccinate teachers, staff

  Hinesville restaurant Izola’s Country Cooking goes viral on TikTok

Saint Leo University to host ‘Luck of the Lion’ event

FedEx Ground to host virtual hiring event

  Effingham Co. family memorializes loss with new school for students in Uganda

An Effingham County family is grieving the loss of their premature baby who passed away in December 2020. The family is honoring him by rebuilding a school in Uganda for underprivileged youth.

  Construction to begin soon on Stateboro’s Blue Mile Project

After years of planning, construction on Statesboro’s Blue Mile Project begins in the next 60 to 90 days.

  Hinesville’s first Black police chief sworn in Friday

Hinesville’s first Black police chief was sworn into office Friday morning.

  Volunteers help plant 20 trees at Memorial Park in Pooler

Georgia Arbor Day was one week ago, but today the City of Pooler celebrated with the addition of more than a dozen trees to a local park, and unexpected but welcome surprise.

  Southern Regional Press Institute celebrates 70 years

  Wayne Co. rallies around O’Berry family as 4-year-old fights cancer

  Rincon church helping those in need with food drive

Rincon church holding food giveaway event Thursday

Opry live stream to raise money to support people suffering from storms, pandemic

  Tybee Island leaders prepared for Spring Break visitor rush

Coastal Heritage historic sites, museums set to reopen

On Thursday, March 4, all Coastal Heritage Society historic sites and museums will reopen to the public.

  Small pantry plays big role in supporting those in need in Effingham Co.

The food pantry consists of just 22 volunteers and on average they serve around 30 families at each distribution. But for them it’s never been about the number they serve, it’s about being there for those they do.

  Speed limits lowered across parts of Pooler Parkway

Pooler Police installed the new signage just over a week ago, but they can't begin ticketing drivers until 30 days after changing the speed limit.

  Local author writes children’s book celebrating Asian heritage, Lunar New Year

Local award-winning Savannah-based author, Mary C. Kim, has collaborated with a New York City-based illustrator for a children’s book themed on the Lunar New Year.

Sign up now: COVID-19 vaccination clinic being held Wednesday on Savannah’s Southside

A new opportunity for you to get the COVID-19 vaccine is happening this week in Savannah.

Virtual meeting being held to discuss affordable housing for Chatham Co. residents with disabilities

The Savannah-Chatham County Council on Disability Issues will discuss affordable housing for residents with disabilities during a virtual meeting Monday, Feb. 22.

Saint Leo University hosts military appreciation with free meals

Saint Leo University-Savannah Center and Culver’s on Montgomery Crossroad in Savannah have teamed up to show some appreciation to our Armed Forces.

  Volunteers clean Gullah cemeteries on Daufuskie Island

A huge beautification project out on Daufuskie Island today — almost 50 volunteers got their hands dirty to help clean up the island’s Gullah cemeteries.

  Statesboro families pick up groceries at food drop

More than a thousand families got a helping hand in Statesboro today.

  Chatham Unity in the Community gives back to local non-profits with inaugural chili cook off

Chatham Unity in the Community is a new non-profit made of first responders

  Company helps provide school supplies to students at Haven Elementary

Students at one Savannah elementary school got the chance to pick up extra school supplies for free on Friday.

  Feed the Boro event this Saturday

Families in need in Statesboro have the chance to pick up food Saturday morning.

  Savannah celebrates Ga. Arbor Day

Friday is a day dedicated to celebrating some of our state’s oldest and most prominent residents, but it might not be who you think.

  Senior Citizens, Inc. working with state leaders to administer vaccines to homebound seniors

Senior Citizens, Inc. is working with the Georgia Department of Public Health to help bring the COVID-19 vaccine to more homebound seniors.

Hospice Savannah hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinic Friday

Hospice Savannah will be offering COVID-19 vaccines on Friday, Feb. 19.

  Statesboro caterer provides food to Sylvania hospital workers

A caterer in Statesboro used his skills and his mobile pizza oven to say thank you to workers at one hospital today.

  Tybee Island’s Marine Science Center begins phased reopening Thursday

The new Tybee Island Marine Science Center’s opening has been highly anticipated and tomorrow guests can make their way inside to check out phase one of their opening.

  Submit a name for Savannah’s new hockey team

The Savannah Pro Hockey Team is asking fans to submit names for consideration.

Area churches taking safety precautions for Ash Wednesday services

Typically, many would attend special Ash Wednesday services, but the pandemic is causing churches to alter their plans.

Statesboro girl honored for volunteer work

Statesboro's Ava Mincey is one of two Georgia Top Youth Volunteer honorees through the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for her work raising money for Alzheimer's research through sales of "Ava's Lemonade."

  Savannah bakery celebrates Fat Tuesday with sweet treats

Fat Tuesday is a busy day for Baker’s Pride Bakery in Savannah.

  Hilton Head cancels 2021 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Hilton Head Island has canceled its Saint Patrick’s Day Parade this year due to the pandemic.

CAT to suspend Airport Shuttle service starting in March

Chatham Area Transit says it will suspend the 100X Airport Express shuttle service starting on March 8 so staff can evaluate ways to improve the route.

  Couples tie the knot at the Davenport House this Valentine’s Day

Seven couples celebrating their love this Valentine’s Day weren’t going to let COVID-19 or some showers rain on their parade.

  Virtual St. Patrick’s Day events to be held this year

The Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee has announced that it will virtually present several special events in March 2021.

  Effingham Health System receives national award for handling of COVID-19

Effingham Health System was recently recognized with a national award based on their response to COVID-19. An award they feel not only reflects their hard work during the pandemic but also highlights what rural health providers are capable of.

New speed limit along part of Pooler Parkway

According to a post from the Pooler Police Department part of Pooler Parkway now has a new speed limit.

  How can you help celebrate National 211 Day?

On the day meant to recognize them their only wish is to give more. “That’s what the purpose of 211 day is. To help us spread the word that there is this information and referral call center and it’s available for everyone in the community,” said United Way CEO Brynn Grant

  Savannah keeps Valentine’s Day tradition going with Virtual Vow Renewal ceremony

A Savannah Valentine’s Day tradition will continue Sunday as couples renew their wedding vows in a ceremony that could be bigger than ever before.

  How fast can we fix a Zoom filter under pressure?

We all got a good laugh at the Texas lawyer turned Cat on Zoom.

  Business sign changes part of Blue Mile Project progress

Drive along a stretch of South Main pretty soon and you’ll see more than a dozen large signs picked up and moved back on the property.

  Savannah to partner with Georgia Power to support electric vehicles

Savannah City Council is set to approve an agenda item recognizing a new partnership with Georgia Power to support a growing electric vehicle market.

  Vidalia Onion Festival will be held in April

The Vidalia Onion Festival Committee voted this week to hold the 2021 festival.

  Chatham County Police and Phi Beta Sigma fraternity sign memorandum of understanding

Chatham County Police Chief Jeff Hadley and representatives of Phi Beta Sigma’s Tau Beta Sigma Chapter signed a memorandum of understanding today.

  Savannah’s First Bryan Church dedicates stained glass window to late reverend

Pastor Ellis was given the distinctive honor of having a window dedicated to him because he served well and longer than any previous pastor.

  Local law enforcement honors life of K-9 officer

Multiple law enforcement agencies came together Tuesday in Hinesville to pay their final respects to a fellow officer.

  Evans County African American Archive Museum reopening

February is Black History Month. That has many communities looking back at the journey that’s brought them to today.

  COVID precautions in place for this year’s Another Bloomin’ Festival

Organizers of Metter’s “Another Bloomin’ Festival” say they’re already putting precautions and protocols in place to hold the festival as safely as possible.

Savannah CARES Task Force to submit report after public input meetings

The public will soon see how their feedback could shape law enforcement policy in Savannah.

  Pooler working on traffic plan for area near new Costco site

Just last week Pooler City Council unanimously voted to approve a site plan for Costco on the south end of the city.

  Leadership changes coming to Union Mission in Savannah

Changes are coming to Union Mission in Savannah.

  IKEA owner purchases nearly 11,000 acres of land in Georgia for conservation

The Ingka Group, better known for its stores like IKEA, bought nearly 11,000 acres of land near the Altamaha River.

  Mystery wallet found in Tybee cottage wall returned to family 66 years later

The story of a mystery wallet found hidden in the wall of an old Tybee Island cottage continues.

  Super Bowl more than just a game for local businesses

"This is the biggest weekend of our year. For some it’s St. Patrick’s Day for us it’s the Super Bowl,” said Coach’s Corner Managing Partner John Henderson. He's one of many business owners hoping the big game will bring in big bucks.

  Veteran nonprofits team up to benefit community

Thousands of members in the military call the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire home.

Filming impacts traffic in downtown Savannah, set to wrap soon

After nearly a year of not seeing any film crews in Savannah due to COVID-19, Hollywood has found its way back to the Hostess City.

  High demand for rental assistance in Chatham Co.

While many are still struggling to remain in their homes because of lost jobs and wages during this pandemic, Chatham County is stepping up to help. For the last three days, residents have been signing up to get some much needed help with rental assistance and utilities.

  Bestselling author, Mary Kay Andrews, helps solve real-life mystery

Mary Kay Andrews is likely best known for her works of fiction. But the New York Times bestselling author’s newest mystery is one she found herself right in the middle of after a surprising discovery inside the walls of a Tybee Island home.

  Savannah leaders bring back program to help community policing

With an increase in homicides in Savannah last year, city leaders are looking for ways to stop gun violence.

Savannah CARES task force final outreach meeting this weekend

The City of Savannah is still trying to improve the police department’s relationship with the community.

  Remembering Miss Kay Lisicia, host of the ‘Romper Room’

WTOC is remembering Miss Kay Lisicia.

  Task force announced to help make Savannah more accessible

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson says he’s adding another seat at the city’s table, announcing the creation of a new task force dedicated to making Savannah more inclusive for residents with different abilities.

  Savannah State University Celebrates Freedom Day

Doctor Carolyn Jordan helped establish and organize a consistent celebration of Freedom Day at Savannah State when she began working for the university a few years ago. One of those traditions is that the youngest descendent of Richard R Wright Senior lays a wreath at his statue on campus. This year

  Senior Citizens Inc. helping residents through the pandemic, cold months

The shelves of Senior Citizens Inc. are bare and they need help collecting new blankets to ensure seniors in our area are warm this winter.

  Veterans Council of Chatham County honors 100-year-old veteran

The Veterans Council of Chatham County honored a special veteran Monday at their monthly meeting in Thunderbolt.

  City of Pooler, Live Oak teaming up to build new library

The library would be roughly 20,000 square-feet and cost about $10 million. A majority of the money will come from SPLOST and hopefully through a grant Live Oak recently applied for through the state.

  Emergency rental assistance program opens Monday in Chatham Co.

More help is on the way for families struggling to pay rent and utilities.

  Coastal Health District shifts to regional COVID-19 testing sites

The Coastal Health District is shifting to regional COVID-19 testing sites starting Monday, Feb. 1.