Sky is the limit for ECSO drone program

Earlier this year the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office added a new tool to their arsenal. Although the new program is still just getting off the ground, the sky is the limit.

  Health officials offer guidance for safe fall celebrations

  Savannah Philharmonic announces plans for modified 2020 Picnic in the Park

  Lyons, Vidalia city leaders encouraging COVID-19 safety precautions while trick-or-treating

  Money seized from illicit gambling ring donated to Savannah agencies that help victims of crime

  No fall fun at Poppell Farms in 2020 due to COVID-19

  Bridge dedications for Al St. Lawrence, James A. Petrea

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Digging up history in Savannah

2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s this Saturday

  Savannah city council to discuss funding for new homeless plan

  Tireless Savannah advocate for the poor passes away

  Rusty’s Regulators Walk to End Alzheimers

  Temporary fire station coming to South Bryan County

City of Bloomingdale posts trick-or-treating safety tips

The City of Bloomingdale has posted guidance to the upcoming Halloween festivities in October.

Law firm hosting event to celebrate first responders

The method will change, but not the message as a local law firm will once again be saying thank you to those who serve the community.

  Richmond Hill residents believe Hwy 144 construction causing internet, phone outages

Many residents in southern Bryan County are frustrated with periodic internet and phone outages they’ve been experiencing. The outages last for hours at a time.

  Compassion Christian Church returns to in-person services

After more than six months of online only services Wednesday night Compassion Christian Church opened their doors to the public, but not without plenty of precautions.

  WATCH: Ordination of the 15th Bishop of Savannah

  Salvation Army gets head start on holiday campaign

CDC’s Halloween guidance discourages activities like trick-or-treating due to COVID-19

USDA investment to help construction on water system infrastructure in Ludowici

  VIDEO: 4-year-old celebrates finishing chemo treatments

  Prayer service held for the bishop-elect of the Diocese of Savannah

  Pooler martial arts program for disabled kids needs help to kick COVID

The impact of COVID-19 has left programs like "Special Kicks" without the funding they typically get to support their students. They're now asking for your help to make sure current and future students and continue taking classes.

South Georgia Fair, formerly known as Coastal Empire Fair, canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

The South Georgia Fair, formerly known as the Coastal Empire Fair, has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, according to the Exchange Club Fair association board of directors.

  Jepson Center hosting free weekend for Chatham Co. residents

Starting this weekend, the Jepson Center in Savannah will be offering free admission to Savannah and Chatham County residents.

City of Richmond Hill promoting creative ideas for Halloween

The City of Richmond Hill government has posted some tips for trick-or-treating this Halloween.

Tybee Lifeguards: Expect double red flags on Tybee for the next few days

Tybee officials say double red flags can be expected to continue to fly on Tybee Beach for the next few days.

  Father, daughter create candy chute to keep Halloween safe during pandemic

The candy chute took about 20 minutes to make and thrown together with supplies from around the house.

Parker’s makes large donation to Beaufort County School System

Parker’s, which operates over 60 convenience stores in Georgia and South Carolina, donated $30,000 to the school system.

  Second Harvest, Live Oak Public Libraries extend meal service

Just this week America's Second Harvest & Live Oak Public Libraries once again began distributing food to help students learning from home. Hoping to ease stress and remind them they aren't alone,

  South Effingham senior earns prestigious Girl Scout award

A South Effingham High School senior has earned a prestigious award in the Girl Scouts.

  City of Savannah seeks public input on new strategic plan

The city of Savannah is asking the community to participate in an online survey about its new strategic plan, "Vision Savannah.”

  Groundbreaking ceremony for new Boles Park in Richmond Hill

City leaders and community members in Richmond Hill came out to break ground on what will be Boles Park.

  Downtown Springfield development moves forward by looking back

Recent revitalization projects have brought downtown Springfield back to life and the city hopes other businesses will follow their lead and join in on the growth.

  New ice cream flavor at Leopold’s to benefit the United Way campaign

Leopold’s Ice Cream worked with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to create an ice cream flavor to benefit a cause.

SCCPSS seeks input from families on next phase of instructional planning

The Savannah-Chatham County School District is working on a plan to phase in students to an in-person learning model and would like to hear from families regarding their choice for in-person or virtual learning.

  T.E.A.L. walk/run goes virtual

The T.E.A.L. organization is having to do their fundraising walk virtually this year.

  Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield holds 9/11 Remembrance Run/Walk

The Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Fire Department is hosting a 9/11 remembrance run and walk Friday morning to honor those who lost their lives in the September 11 terrorist attacks 19 years ago.

  United Way of the Coastal Empire sets $8 million goal for 2020 fundraising campaign

The United Way of the Coastal Empire Annual Campaign Kick-Off traditionally launches with a large celebratory luncheon at the Savannah Civic Center. This year, to avoid a large gathering, the campaign began with a broadcast announcement on WTOC.

  Savannah City Council updated on second round of CARES Act funding after application process closes

Savannah City Council members got an overview Thursday on how CARES Act money earmarked to help small businesses has been distributed so far.

Bryan County Schools providing free meals for children through December

All children, 0-18 years of age, will be eligible to receive free meals through December 31, 2020, or until federal funding is exhausted.

  SCAD donates over 100 computers to help Savannah-Chatham students with virtual learning

SCAD is partnering with the City of Savannah’s Religious Institutions in Support of Education to get technology in the hands of Savannah-Chatham students.

  SSU students global winners of World Trade Centers Association Foundation competition

Two Savannah State University students are being recognized for their hard work.

UPDATE: Woodville Cemetery working to relieve drainage issue

After flooding over the weekend Woodville Cemetery crews spent Tuesday building a trench and pumping water out of the affected areas.

  Labor Day brings big boost for Savannah businesses

Despite the ongoing pandemic, thousands of people still hit the streets this Labor Day weekend to shop and eat. They’re ending this unofficial summer with a bang.

  Dancers film video in Daffin Park to spread positive message of togetherness

There was dancing in the park Monday, to the tune of togetherness.

  Savannah/Hilton Head Int’l Airport sees thousands over holiday weekend

The Hostess City lived up to it’s name for Labor Day weekend, thousands came to celebrate.

  ‘Back the Blue’ rally held in Pooler

The event was a chance for people to honor all men and women in law enforcement in our communities.

  Tybee sees more people following guidelines over Labor Day weekend

Vacationers and visitors who came to Tybee Island for the Labor Day weekend are soaking up their last bit of sunshine before another work week.

  Families left cleaning up graves after flooding at Woodville Cemetery

Heavy rains Sunday night wreaking havoc on a local cemetery. Parts of Woodville Cemetery in Savannah underwater, leaving loved ones to clean up the mess.

Savannah Philharmonic kicks off ‘Phil the Squares with Music’ series

The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra is teaming up with homeowners and businesses of the downtown area to provide free outdoor music for the Savannah Community, and the first concerts are happening on Labor Day.

  Coastal Heritage Society museums open on Labor Day

The Coastal Heritage Society is opening three of its popular attractions for families to enjoy on Labor Day.

  Port Wentworth’s Mary Jackson celebrates her 105th birthday

Her oldest son Charles said his mom has been a blessing to many and hopes she continues to be an inspiration for many more years to come.

  Savannah Police Department’s revamped community officer program

There are new officers hitting the streets of Savannah. But these officers are different.

  Good News: Georgia Southern’s Trio Grant renewed

More than a million dollars in federal funding has been approved to continue a program that helps disadvantaged students at Georgia Southern’s Armstrong campus.

  Hilton Head Island safety preparations ahead of Labor Day weekend

Hilton Head is preparing for a busy weekend.

  Mass of Christian Burial held for Father Jeremiah McCarthy

he Diocese of Savannah confirmed Father Jeremiah McCarthy, a longtime priest at Blessed Sacrament and friend of WTOC, passed away Thursday afternoon at his home in Savannah.

Pooler police officer uses his own vehicle to stop runaway SUV & rescue the driver

A driver who suffered a medical emergency behind the wheel was saved after a Pooler Police Officer put his own cruiser in the path of the SUV to stop it from entering a busy intersection.

  Asbury Memorial Church disaffiliates from United Methodist denomination in support of LGBTQ rights

Asbury Memorial Church in Savannah has disaffiliated from the United Methodist Church in support of LGBTQ rights.

Forsyth Farmers’ Market sees high sales despite pandemic

The Forsyth Farmers’ Market says business has been booming over the last few months, and they’re excited for what’s to come during the fall season.

  Georgia Southern football players plan peaceful march

Several Georgia Southern University football players are planning a peaceful march on Thursday, Sept. 3.

  Chatham Co. cities trying to increase Census response rate

Out of Chatham County’s towns and cities, Garden City has one of the lowest response rates to the 2020 U.S. Census. That’s a statistic Officer Barbara O’Neal with Garden City Police is trying to raise.

  Richmond Hill non-profit heading to Louisiana to help hurricane victims

A non-profit organization in Richmond Hill is headed to Louisiana to help victims of Hurricane Laura.

  Greater Area Pooler Chamber of Commerce moves into new location

In September the Pooler Chamber of Commerce rebranded as the Greater Pooler Area Chamber of Commerce, and now, they have a new home.

  Vertical construction to begin at new Savannah arena site

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson provided an update on the new Savannah Arena site on Tuesday.

No Savannah Greek Festival in 2020

Organizers of the Savannah Greek Festival say the event will not be held in 2020.

  Maritime Bethel Savannah looking to raise more than $1 million for new Seafarer’s center

Maritime Bethel Savannah has launched a fundraiser to help more seafarers coming into the Port of Savannah.

  Savannah teen receives life-changing surgery for heart condition

It was a common heart rhythm problem found in children, called supraventricular tachycardia, or SVT, which triggers a racing heartbeat.

  Hilton Head angler assists with Atlantic white shark research

Hilton Head Angler Chip Michalove talks about assisting with East Coast white shark research.

  Some Savannah small business owners upset by first round distribution of CARES Act funds

Many small business owners in Savannah are upset. They say the CARES Act money wasn’t distributed fairly.

  First responders honored at appreciation luncheon

Sometimes the best way to say “thank you” is by cooking a meal. That’s what one group did today in Chatham County.

Bryan County NAACP hosting blood drive in Richmond Hill

The Bryan County NAACP, along with the American Red Cross, is holding a blood drive Saturday, Aug. 29.

  Former Tybee police officer serves up new way to keep community safe

Former Tybee Police Officer Joseph Toole went from running the DUI unit to driving the "Tap Truck." By bringing the drinks to the party he hopes it will help keep potential drunk drivers off the streets.

  Savannah sculptor creates art shown across the U.S.

Susie Chisholm has been a professional sculptor for 23 years. The Savannah native credits her upbringing for her love of art.

Car dealership donation to help SCCPSS with virtual learning

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System received a donation Thursday from a car dealership.

  Good News: Local bakery owner sponsoring a student for college

Balinda Baptiste has a passion for baking and a heart for people.

Port Wentworth resident turns 105 years old!

A member of our community is celebrating an incredible birthday on Thursday.

  Second Harvest has new plans for this hurricane season

Hundreds turned out for another food distribution event hosted by America’s Second Harvest. Highlighting the continued need for food amidst the pandemic.

  Community Champions: Heritage Library expands reach during pandemic

In among the treats and delicacies that show up at the Coastal Discovery Museum every Tuesday, snuck a real taste of Hilton Head history last week.

  Bryan County NAACP discovers another historic Black cemetery in Richmond Hill

Another Black cemetery in Richmond Hill caught the attention of the Bryan County NAACP.