Effingham Co. seeks to clear up confusion surrounding potential landfill

While many believe a proposed zoning ordinance change would make it easier for a landfill to be built in Effingham County, the County says the change actually seeks to protect nearby property owners.

  Hinesville community celebrates NCAA champion Davion Mitchell

  Local art to be showcased on Savannah billboards

  Evans County man begins bike ride for a good cause

  Baby chicks stolen from 3-year-old Bloomingdale boy with autism

  Derby Day party coming up to support local riding academy

  Community meetings being held for feedback on Forsyth Park Master Plan designs

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  Soccer referee shortage impacting local leagues

World War II veteran Paul Grassey passes away

  Savannah Music Festival announces 2021 lineup

  United Way of the Coastal Empire continues to help people in need

  Historical Marker placed at old Springfield Central High School

  Student-created video game gets spotlight at SCAD GamingFest

Traffic controls set for Saturday on Tybee Island

Due to unusually heavy springtime traffic on Tybee Island, the city will implement traffic controls this Saturday, April 10.

Savannah city council votes to extend city’s mask mandate until May 6

Savannah city council unanimously voted Thursday night to extended the city’s mask or face covering mandate until May 6, 2021.

  Building Hope: Beaufort community supports 3-year-old fighting cancer

A Beaufort County 3-year-old got quite the surprise Thursday.

  Effingham Co. Exchange Club donates car seats to DFACS

Car seats may not seem like a big donation to some, but to the Department of Family & Children Services, "it's like Christmas!"

  Glennville Sweet Onion Festival to return this year

New dialing procedure for Georgia customers in 912, 478 area codes

  SCAD GamingFest goes all-virtual to spotlight growing industry of interactive digital arts

Filming causing limited access for portion of Tybee Beach

New outreach center focusing on Chatham County’s Hispanic community

  Savannah community helping with Earth Day art project

  Statesboro remembers lives lost to COVID-19

Sunday marks one year since the first COVID-related death in the Statesboro community.

Trisha Cook Realty commits to supporting Pooler non-profit for entire year

Trisha Cook Realty will be donating a percentage of their closings for the entire year to support Gilliard & Company. A non-profit that helps children and young adults who have just left the foster care system.

Mayor Johnson: COVID-19 vaccines available starting Wednesday at Savannah Civic Center

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson announced during his weekly news conference Tuesday morning that COVID-19 vaccines will be available starting Wednesday, April 7 at the Savannah Civic Center.

Local businesses facing challenges finding employees on road to recovery from pandemic

Millions were left without a job when the pandemic hit, and now, a year later, businesses are reopening but they're struggling to find the proper workforce.

  Parks Department asking for input on expansion to Tom Triplett Park

As they wrap up part of their expansion projects in the next couple of month's they are now looking ahead to potentially adding an amphitheater to Tom Triplett. It's a plan they'd like your input on.

  Savannah church gives car to woman on Easter Sunday

Members of St. John Baptist Church gathered in song and praise to celebrate the Easter holiday on Sunday.

  Savannah mother selected to receive donated car

Cassandra Duncan is a single mother of two young boys. She lives in Savannah but spends $25 to $30 a day taking Lyfts to get to work in Port Wentworth.

FedEx to host in-person hiring event

FedEx Ground in Savannah is hosting another hiring event this week, this time in-person.

  Richmond Hill community raises money for father and daughter killed in car accident

Georgia State Patrol says Travis Brown and his eight-year-old daughter Emma died in a car accident on March 11 in Coweta County.

  Ardsley Park church and midtown businesses organize unique Easter egg hunt

Eggs are popping up all over town for Easter, including the four foot tall ones that Life Church at Ardsley Park put out for families to find.

  Reidsville holds Easter egg hunt for the second time during the COVID-19 pandemic

Volunteers distributed dyed eggs and more in a drive-thru line on Saturday.

  Another Bloomin’ Festival returns to Metter in 2021

This year marked a return for the event after organizers canceled the festival last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Rincon Spring Fair marks return to business for amusement company

Amusements of America has been shutdown since March 10 of 2020, but the return of the Rincon Spring Fair means a long awaited return to business. “We’ve been preparing for this day for a year now,” said Amusements of America Co-Owner Rob Vivona.

New information kiosks installed at two city-run cemeteries in Savannah

The City of Savannah’s Cemetery Division has installed new gravesite locator kiosks in Laurel Grove North and Laurel Grove South Cemeteries.

COVID causing changes to Easter services for a second year in Savannah

For the second year in a row, those observing Holy Week and Easter Sunday will be doing so less traditionally.

  Tattnall County egg hunt this Saturday with COVID precautions

An Easter tradition in Tattnall County will go on Saturday.

  Savannah organization, alderwoman donate Easter baskets to daycare

Children at a Savannah daycare center got a big surprise just in time for Easter.

  Weekly food drops helping families in Toombs, surrounding counties

Hundreds of families in Toombs and surrounding counties received a helping hand each week with food from a local organization.

Savannah hockey team name announcement coming in ‘two or three weeks’

After just a month they received more than 3-thousand team name submissions & according to the team president they should have it narrowed down to one very soon.

Rape Crisis Center holding virtual events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and several community groups are planning events to bring light to the subject.

City of Savannah to reopen outdoor rec facilities, allow limited event permits Thursday

Outdoor recreational facilities in Savannah that have been closed due to the COVID pandemic will reopen on Thursday, April 1.

  Statesboro’s new housing authority director sets priorities

Public housing can be critically important, especially when people face economic challenges during a pandemic.

  Coastal Georgia selected for national military community award

“Really it’s about recognizing. Recognizing all the hard work are sacrifice of those civilians and employees just outside our gates and it’s based on community,” said Garrison Commander Col. Bryan Logan about the honor.

  Red Shoes Run 2021 provides several options to support Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire is inviting all runners, walkers and strollers out to Red Gate Farms on Saturday, April 3 for the annual Red Shoes Run.

Susan G. Komen of Coastal Georgia’s donations will help local organizations continue care

Several local organizations will be able to provide lifesaving care to women in need, thanks to donations from the Susan G. Komen of Coastal Georgia.

Update: Beach Advisory lifted for Polk Street Beach on Tybee Island

The beach water advisory for Polk Street Beach on Tybee Island has been lifted.

  Spring season provides much-needed boost to local economy

Spring travel to the Hostess City is making a comeback after nothing short of an unusual year.

  Several charities able to help more people thanks to Savannah Area Realtors

Several local charities will be able to help more people thanks to donations from Savannah Area Realtors.

  A Club Car competitor is raising money for lupus research for his fiancé

Shad Tuten is from Augusta and resides in Florida, but he played college golf at Armstrong and spent enough time here that he calls Savannah home. As he plays this week, he has a special spectator following along, and together they’re raising awareness for an important cause.

  Feed the Boro hosting another event to help the community

The Statesboro High parking lot could be as full Saturday as it is on a school day. Feed the Boro will team with several groups to hold their monthly food drop.

Groundbreaking ceremony for Liberty County’s first Boys and Girls Club

Community leaders broke ground Friday on the Liberty County’s first Boys and Girls Club.

  Isle of Hope woman holds picnic for ‘deer’ friends

For many people, deer are can be a bit of a pest. Especially when it comes to maintaining your yard.

  Dredging up the past: A closer look at artifacts found in Savannah River

As we await the true story behind multiple artifacts, including cannon, found in the Savannah River last month, we’re now learning more about their significance and a possible connection to the British war ship.

ECSO: Missing man located in safe conditions

UPDATE: The missing man has been located and is safe, according to the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office.

Step Up Savannah continues its mission to help people find career paths

One Savannah-area non-profit has continued its mission of helping people find career paths that will lead to better wages and opportunities even through the pandemic.

  Blessing of the Fleet will be held this year with schedule changes

This past year, many events were canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Including Darien’s annual Blessing of the Fleet.

  Carlson paving the way for business boom in Springfield

New business include a steak & seafood restaurant, a fitness studio and space for five offices and two new retail spaces as well.

Leopold’s writing challenge winners celebrated at City Hall

The winners of Leopold’s 11th annual Creative Writing Challenge were honored at City Hall on Wednesday.

Beaufort Water Festival set to return in July

The Beaufort Water Festival is set to return to the Lowcountry after skipping last year due to the pandemic.

  2021 Club Car Championship officially underway in Savannah

Play has begun in the 2021 Club Car Championship at The Landings Club in Savannah.

  Hilton Head Airport expands flight options

Six new Midwest cities will have direct flights to Hilton Head Island starting in May.

  Savannah leaders showing support for Asian-American community

U.S. based non-profit, Stop AAPI Hate, has tracked more than 3,700 anti-Asian hate incidents since March of 2020.

  ‘March for Meals’ raises awareness for importance of supporting elderly in the community

“We become a great community not by our trees and our historic homes but by how we treat people,” said Savannah Mayor Van Johnson while participating in Wednesday's "March for Meals."

SCCPSS holding virtual kindergarten orientations Wednesday

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools will hold virtual kindergarten orientations on Wednesday, March 24.

  Free landlord-tenant mediation services being offered in Chatham Co.

Starting this week, mediation services to help landlords and tenants resolve rent issues to avoid having to go to court and stop evictions are being offered for free.

  Springfield Revitalization Corporation dissolves after bringing life back to downtown

"It wasn’t needed anymore because it did its job. It did what it was made to do which was save downtown in a time when it desperately needed saving,” said Spring Community Development Director Erin Phillips.

  SCAD creating workforce housing in Savannah’s Historic District

The Savannah College of Art and Design is in the process of converting an old dorm in the city’s Historic District into 21 studio apartments for workforce housing.

  Effingham Co. Resource Officer launches podcast to encourage students

Officer Puente has taken to Instagram, Facebook & even started a podcast to provide more resources to students and parents at Effingam College & Career Academy. “I want them to know that not only am I invested in them, but I’m committed to them too to help them succeed.”

  Five local gardens to visit this spring

Savannah and surrounding areas are famous for their flora and we’ve narrowed down more than a couple of ways that you and your family can enjoy this spring’s glory without breaking the bank.

SCAD kicks off SERVE initiative

SCAD kicked off its SCAD SERVE initiative on Friday.

Greater Vidalia Chamber rebrand hoping to entice more business to the area

Business leaders in Vidalia and surrounding communities hope to use their world-famous name to promote industry and bring jobs for future generations.

CCPD to host virtual meeting for east Chatham Co. residents, business owners

The Chatham County Police Department will host a virtual meeting for east Chatham County residents and business owners on Monday, March 22.

  Good News: Coach’s Corner celebrates 30th anniversary

A celebration last weekend of some of the deepest roots in Thunderbolt was more a reflection of what has grown from them.

  Garden City PD promotes first ever female captain

March is Women’s History Month and in Garden City, one woman has now made history. Becoming the first ever female police captain at her department.

  Bluffton nonprofit donates thousands of books for African school children

Tens of thousands of children in Kenya will soon have new libraries in their schools thanks to a non-profit based in Bluffton and one man’s efforts that started with a single book.

  The true story behind the Sgt. William Jasper Ceremony

While many have seen the monument to Sgt. Jasper in Madison Square, to know his story, is to truly understand why this ceremony and his legacy continues on to this day.

  Savannah families look back on memories of walking in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

For the second year in a row there was no parade through the streets of downtown Savannah for St. Patrick’s Day. A necessary, yet sad reality of the pandemic, perhaps felt most by the families who traditionally walk in the parade.

  Work begins for Statesboro park improvement projects

Work is underway to expand two city parks in Statesboro.