Chatham County Students celebrate Arbor Day by planting new trees

Friday is Arbor Day.A day set aside to celebrate the importance of trees.To mark the occasion Friday morning some students in Chatham County got their hands dirty to learn about the crucial role trees play in our environment.

Heavy rain, flooding affecting roads around the area

  Savannah Weekend: Georgia Day, Mardis Gras, community block party

  Man stops in the Hostess City as part of his walk across America

  Effingham Co. School District seeking to pass $100 million bond referendum

  Toombs Co. sheriff offers tips for 2020 Census volunteers

  Graveface Museum of Oddities opens in downtown Savannah

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  McQueen’s Trail scheduled to reopen July 1

  Local Church Choir to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Lowcountry islands land in Guinness World Records

  New Development coming to Pooler Fall 2020

  Statesboro race raising money to fight homelessness

  Community Champions: Family Promise of Greater Savannah

Housing Authority of Savannah opens online application process

The Housing Authority of Savannah is opening its application process on Wednesday, Feb. 19.

  Statesboro Fire Department to deliver smoke detectors to neighborhood

This Saturday in Statesboro, firefighters will go door-to-door in one neighborhood to hand out smoke alarms that could one day save someone's life.

  Mobile food pantry stresses need for help fighting hunger

Tuesday the United Way of the Coastal Empire pulled their mobile food pantry into Effingham County.Despite the wet weather hundreds still lined up to take advantage of the free food.Highlighting a true need that can only be met with your support.

Savannah Bananas look to hire 150 workers for 2020 summer season

There is no word on what the positions pay, but the dancing grandmas are sure to make the job worth it.

Mobile food pantry available Tuesday in Effingham County

Town hall being held in Savannah to discuss benefits of clean energy

  Five SCCPSS high schools make state AP Honor Schools list for 2020

  SCCPSS opens application process for Pre-K Lottery February 18th

  Children’s Hospital staff hosts ‘Snow Day’ for patients

Petcare Wellness Center opens at Walmart on Ogeechee Rd.

  Chatham Co., Georgia Southern team up to provide more play space for youth athletics

The county is renting additional field and gym space from Georgia Southern to accommodate more players for its youth athletic programs.

  Changes made to recycling pick-up on Tybee Island

Tybee Island is making small steps in an effort to completely eliminate curbside recycling. One of those steps is putting in new bins for paper only and for tin only.

  Darien releases plans for Blessing of the Fleet

The City of Darien has announced its Blessing of the Fleet festival. It’s scheduled for March 27 through 29.

Avoiding Valentine’s Day Stress

Friday was Valentine’s Day. For many it’s a chance to celebrate love with that special someone in their life. But, for some that heart pounding feeling may be coming from stress rather than love.

Race to impact downtown Savannah traffic, DOT shuttles on Saturday

The Best Damn Race Savannah Half Marathon and 5K will impact traffic and some Chatham Area Transit services in the downtown area on Saturday.

Thousands expected downtown for 2020 Savannah Book Festival

Thousands of book lovers will head to downtown Savannah this weekend for the annual Savannah Book Festival.

  Wayne Co. deputies helping students through Adopt-A-School program

Every day, Wayne County Sheriff's Deputy Sierra McKeon heads to work fighting crime and protecting her community. But there's one job she takes extremely seriously.

  WWII Veteran shares her love story ahead of Valentine’s Day

The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force celebrated Valentine’s Day a day early Thursday with their “I’m Just *Plane* Crazy For You” event.

  Savannah Weekend: Book festival, romantic celebration, & Irish Festival

This weekend you can lose yourself in books at the Savannah Book Festival, enjoy a romantic Valentine's Day at the Davenport House, and begin the St Patrick's Day celebrations.

  SCAD to host ‘Savannah Women of Vision’ on Friday

The Savannah College of Art and Design is gearing up for a big event Friday.

Changes coming to DeVaul Henderson Park in southern Bryan County

Henderson Park will soon get a face lift, starting with a 19,000 square foot double gym, two additional recreational fields and parking.

  Community Champions: Neighborhood Improvement Association

In between the seemingly weekly holidays on the winter calendar, tax season arrived on Abercorn Street.

Education, tourism top of mind at Bryan County ‘State of the Community’ forum

After county and city leaders met in Richmond Hill for the second annual State of the Community forum, one thing was at the top of mind for everyone - the continuous growth in the county.

  Love is in the air at the Mighty Eighth Museum

The Mighty Eighth Museum’s education department is hosting a talk this Thursday that will focus on World War II stories and items from their archives.

  New dental clinic for children opens at Chatham Co. Health Dept.

The Coastal Health District is now offering youth dental services at the Chatham County Health Department.

  Love March to End Gun Violence set for Saturday in Savannah

After two fatal shootings over the weekend Savannah Leaders say the violence needs to end.

  SCCPSS breaks ground on new Jenkins High School

Work is set to begin on a new school building in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System.

  Effingham teen and her dog heading to Westminster

It's the Super Bowl of dog shows and a local is heading to play and hopefully win.

  ’Night to Shine’ held to celebrate special needs

It was a night to shine at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum Friday night.

  Lyons City Council votes on new dog park

A new amenity will be coming to Partin Park that your dogs are sure to enjoy!

  ‘Night to Shine’ on Friday in Wayne Co.

The second annual “Night to Shine” in Wayne County is Friday.

  Savannah Tech hosts ‘Give Kids a Smile Day’

Parents had the chance to get their kids a free dental screen and even treatment.

  Lyons Police Department offers ‘Are You Okay’ check-in program

The Lyons Police Department is bringing back the "Are You Okay" program to help give people a peace of mind when it comes to their safety.

  Savannah Tech Culinary students baking up sweets for your sweet

Consider this your first warning, Valentine’s Day is officially one week away from Friday.If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for that special someone, Savannah Tech’s Culinary Institute may have just the thing.

Survivor, Amazing Race Open Casting Call at the Southern Women’s Show

Open Casting Call for CBS' Survivor and The Amazing Race at the Savannah Southern Women's Show

  Community Champions: Justin Jarrett

It’s a day when the sun came up, so it’s a day when Justin Jarrett is working on youth sports in the South Carolina Lowcountry.

  Savannah Tour of Churches set for Saturday

We may be at the start of a new tradition in our area. The Savannah Tour of Churches worked out so well last year, it’s back for another run.

LIST: Area schools closing Friday, Feb. 7

Several school districts in the WTOC viewing area have made the decision to close Friday after severe weather moved through the area and left behind hazardous conditions on some roads.

  Good News: McIntosh County Black History Month Event

Technique will be central to the art show in Darien this weekend.

  Super Museum Sunday this weekend

History buffs have a safer way to view artifacts and other works this weekend.

Coastal Health District holding free HIV testing events throughout February

In hopes of getting more people to know their status, the Coastal Health District is promoting its free HIV testing with several events this month in Chatham, Bryan, Liberty, and Glynn counties.

  ‘Loop It Up’ fundraiser night held to help Savannah’s youth

It was a big night at the newly opened 787 by Chazitos restaurant in Savannah!

  Liberty Co. K-9 Unit plans to build obstacle course

The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office is looking to take its K-9 Unit to the next level, and they’re hoping the community can help.

Gloria, Allan LaCoe selected as Hilton Head Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade grand marshals

Meet the Grand Marshals for this year's Hilton head Island St. Patrick's Day Parade: Gloria and Allan LaCoe.

  Former Springfield furniture store getting new life

The former Walt’s Furniture building in downtown Springfield has sat empty since they closed their doors back in 2013.Now after years of work the city now believes they’ve found the right person to bring it back to life.

Second Harvest holds Drive-Thru Food Distribution event

America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia wants to help keep food on your table.

Hiplet Ballerinas perform at Savannah Black Heritage Festival

A mesmerizing performance Tuesday night kicked off Savannah’s 31st Annual Black Heritage Festival.

  Mosaic Retail Center gets the green but no Costco in current plans

Pooler City Council gave the green light on Monday to begin construction on the Mosaic Retail Center.With one question answered, many more remain.

Annual CASA meeting highlights continued outreach of the program

There is no place like HOPE. That was the theme for Tuesday’s annual Savannah-Chatham CASA meeting.

Area emergency management agencies offering storm spotter training

Area citizens can train to become a storm spotter this month.

  Pooler “Mosaic Retail Center” development project in hands of City Council

After years of work, a massive development project on 2.2 acres of land in Pooler may finally get the go-ahead from City Council Monday night.

  Richmond Hill residents at ease after neighborhood prowler suspect is arrested

The Creekside neighborhood is normally a quite one, but this weekend police say a prowler made away with some items that left some people uneasy. However, neighbors say they still feel safe.

  Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife Festival kicks off Thursday

This Thursday, some of the South’s culinary stars will travel to Jekyll Island for the Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife Festival.

Cheer team offers sympathy for Long County community

Southeast Cheer and Dance team, out of Ludowici, couldn’t be at the funeral because they were competing at the Savannah Convention Center.

  Nine Line Apparel accepting prom dress donations for Operation Dress Drop

A company that is known for helping veterans is now helping local high school girls go to prom.

  Over 100 coats donated to Chatham Co. kids

The Knights of Columbus donated more than 100 coats to kids in need in Chatham County on Friday.

  Critz Tybee Run Fest to impact 3 days of traffic on Tybee Island

Traffic will be impacted on Tybee Island this Thursday through Saturday due to the annual Critz Tybee Run Fest.

  Registration open for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Savannah

You can help fight breast cancer by signing up for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

  Tybee beach renourishment project moves forward

The Tybee Island beach renourishment project is now in its transition phase. The dredging is done, which means it's time for the dunes to be built

  Savannah stores make Southern Living’s ‘Best of Georgia’ list

Southern Living recently came out with a list of the top stores in Georgia, and while there is one that is a standard on such alist, there are a few surprises.

  Nationally touring Late Model Series returns to Georgia this weekend

One of the nation’s biggest dirt racing series is hitting the track in Glynn County this weekend.

  Super Bowl party snack ideas

Everyone loves a good Super Bowl party, so WTOC put together a few easy snacks that will help make your party a hit.

First African Baptist Church reopens in downtown Savannah

A historic sanctuary is now back open after months of renovation.

  Good News: Junior Achievement teams up with GSU to help youth understand finances

When young students learn about business and personal money management, it helps the entire community. Now, a growing partnership in Savannah will help local sixth and seventh graders understand finances better than ever before.

  “Pooler Promenade” developers taking City of Pooler to court

In December 2019 we reported about a contentious development project along U.S. 80 in Pooler.At that time Pooler City Council voted to deny the approval of the site plan.But now the owner of the property is fighting back and appealing to the Superior Court of Chatham County.

  Toombs County deputies repair wheelchair ramp for elderly woman

You may be familiar with the saying, “Always do what’s right and good things will follow.”

  Remembering Georgetta Blair-Simmons

A well-known local actress, singer, civil rights activist and role model to Savannah’s youth has passed away.

  Springfield development project catches neighborhood by surprise

Homeowners in a Springfield neighborhood had quite the wake-up call Tuesday.