Good News: Veteran’s goal-setting workshops for local students

Brandi Benson was deployed to Iraq five weeks after graduating boot camp. And that was just the start of her adventure.

  Historic Savannah Foundation hosts revitalization tour

  Pulse Art and Technology Festival happening at the Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

  Two new developments coming to Pooler

  Community helps remodel bathroom for Brunswick couple

  Community Champions: Confidently Learning to Live

  Chatham EMS expanding services in West Chatham

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  Cookout held in Hinesville to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  Volunteers honor MLK Day with day of service

  March held in Bluffton to remember Martin Luther King Jr.

Feasibility study continues on proposed Richmond Hill aquatic center

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrated in Hinesville

  Statesboro community comes together for Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade

  Vidalia community honors legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Folks in the Vidalia community came out Monday for the 5th annual MLK parade to celebrate his legacy.

  Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club recipient of thousands in grant money for upgrades

The Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club of Savannah received some noteworthy recognition Monday.

  MLK Day Parade to affect downtown Savannah traffic

Downtown Savannah traffic will be affected for several hours on Monday, Jan. 20 due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade.

  Community cleanup in Toombs County on MLK Day

On Monday, people in Toombs County will have the opportunity to help make the community clean.

  Rep. Carter visits creator of tie business for a cause

  Nearly 500 families helped by Toombs Co. food distribution event

  Statesboro MLK parade to start at 2 p.m. on North Main Street

  Low Country Home & Garden Show begins at the Savannah Convention Center

  Lowcountry man helps researchers by catching great whites off S.C. coast

  Savannah Weekend: Low Country Home & Garden Show, Hockey Classic, MLK events and more

  Chrome dinosaur replica at Plant Riverside District almost complete

Plant Riverside District, a new entertainment destination on the east end of River Street, is set to open this spring. And one of the most exciting components is being installed this week.

Pawjama Party program lets pets at the Humane Society spend the weekend with a Savannah family

The Humane Society for Greater Savannah is giving the public the chance to take pets from the Adoption Center home for a weekend sleepover through its Pawjama Party program.

Free dental exams, cleanings, treatments being offered to children in Savannah

Children ages 3 to 18 can receive free dental exams, cleanings, and treatments on Friday, Feb. 7.

  Anonymous donor pays off Effingham Co. Middle School lunch debt

For the second time in less than a month, an anonymous donor has paid off all lunch debt at an Effingham County school.

  Good News: RHMS advances in National Tech Competition

A project by some young students in Richmond Hill is getting national attention.

  Construction continues on the new Tybee Marine Science Center

Tybee’s north end will be home to the new marine center.

MLK Day events planned in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry

Many cities and communities throughout the area will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. over the next week.

  Keller’s plans to open this weekend after devastating fire

The owners of Keller’s Flea Market say they plan on opening as usual this weekend after a fire damaged their front building.

Savannah State to host National Freedom Day events

Savannah State University’s (SSU) Wright Choice Initiative will host events for National Freedom Day from Jan. 30- Feb. 1.

  Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival to move to November

After raining during the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival two years in a row at J.F. Gregory Park, committee members and the chamber of commerce decided to move the festival into November hoping to be in the clear of any inclement weather associated with hurricane season.

  Community Champions: Savannah Music Festival

Great concerts have to begin somewhere. And the WTOC Community Champions at the Savannah Music Festival have a new program to get kids started with music.

  Hinesville Fire captain to serve on Georgia Fire Academy committee

Georgia Fire Academy plans to update its training for firefighters around the state. The academy chose five people from different fire departments to help develop the new curriculum.

  New life coming back to the former Blocker’s building

Property owner releases information about what will call the historic location home

  New Effingham Co Chamber of Commerce CEO gets to work

Monday was the first official day on the job for new Effingham County Chamber of Commerce CEO Andrew Cripps. For Cripps, Effingham County was a place he had his eye on.

  Tour Hinesville’s Bacon Fraser House

Searching for your next Saturday afternoon destination? There’s one in Hinesville for you to visit.

2 job fairs being held to fill nearly 150 positions at Savannah Plant Riverside District

If you’re looking for new work in 2020, the Savannah Plant Riverside District is still needing to fill positions.

Senior Citizens Inc. kicks off annual blanket drive

Senior Citizens Incorporated will kick off its annual blanket drive on Tuesday, Jan 14.

2020 Savannah Jewish Film Festival kicks off Jan. 22

Next week, you’ll have the chance to catch some unique films in Savannah.

  Yates Astro Resolution Trail Race to benefit Bethesda Academy held

Hundreds of people hit the ground running Saturday morning for the Yates Astro Resolution Trail Race benefiting Bethesda Academy.

  Volunteers working to collect items for homeless veterans in Bulloch Co.

You might not think those who’ve served our country could end up on the streets, but area veterans say it happens all too often.

Tybee MLK parade this Saturday

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on Monday, Jan. 20, but the celebrations honoring Dr. King begin this weekend.

  Local business owners plan two benefits for Australian wildfire efforts

Over the past few weeks the entire world has watched the devastating wildfires destroy millions of acres in Australia. If you’re wondering how you can help locally, there are two events next week to do just that.

  Timeless Savannah spots become popular wedding venues, help boost local economy

A lot of people look to Savannah for their special day, which puts a lot of money into our economy.

SCCPSS to showcase Choice Programs at annual Student Success Expo

Savannah-Chatham County Public School students looking to enroll in the next school year’s Choice Program can begin applying this weekend.

  First homeless shelter to open in Wayne County

Turning Point Worship Center is taking on a big project. Right next to the church is five acres of empty land, but not for long!

  Remembering a medical giant, Dr. Irving Victor

Many in Savannah are mourning the loss of a medical giant who was born and raised in Savannah, Dr. Irving Victor.

  Savannah company sewing pouches to help animals affected by Australian wildfires

As the wildfires in Austrailia continue, some are taking in the animals who are in need. For those who can’t, they are finding other ways to help the bats, kangaroos, birds and more.

  Good News: Savannah Fire Keep the Wreath Green Campaign

When it comes to fire safety, the momentum of the holiday season is still going.

  Savannah Weekend: STEM festival, wedding expo

The holidays are over, and the kids are back in school this week, but that doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of things to do this weekend!

  Effingham Co. church celebrates National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Each Sunday Holy Trinity Lutheran Church invites the community inside to hopefully fill their spirit, but Thursday the church went outside the building to fill stomachs and show support for local law enforcement.

  Racing returns to Oglethorpe Speedway Park

Racing returns to Oglethorpe Speedway Park this weekend.

  Former Effingham Co. student remembered after tragic death at construction site

20-year-old Daniel Blackmore was killed Monday after a large piece of equipment rolled over on top of him at a construction site. A death so tragic and sudden, for his former teacher at Effingham County High School Amy Terry, it doesn’t seem real.

  City of Hinesville breaks ground on new downtown apartments

The City of Hinesville broke ground on its newest downtown apartments Wednesday.

  Community Champions: Homeless Vets Campout

There’s a reason there will be a crowd outside all weekend in early January at the VFW Post 660 this weekend.

  Senior Citizens Inc. plans to open new building in March

The president for Senior Citizens Inc. says they're hoping to open the new Center for Successful Aging by the end of March.

  Liberty Co. Youth Commission sworn in

Students in Liberty County took their oath as they were inducted into the Youth Commission. Their ceremony happened during the county commission meeting.

  Tracking team awarded Master Handler Certificate

Deputies in Liberty County were able to find a missing girl and bring her back home safe - and it’s all thanks to the noise of a blood hound.

  5-year-old honored at Coffee with a Cop in Savannah

Tuesday marked the first Coffee with a Cop for the Savannah Police Department in 2020.An event one 5-year-old almost never misses, and Tuesday was no different.Except this time, it was the Police Officers taking time to honor their biggest little fan.

City council inaugurations happening Monday in Pooler, Garden City

Two more cities in the Coastal Empire will officially welcome new leadership on Monday, Jan. 6.

  Richmond Hill council votes to begin construction on Boles Park

Richmond Hill City Council voted to begin work at what will be Boles Park on Harris Trail Road.

  Honoring fallen officers with a blood drive

It's a blood drive unlike any other. One honoring all the officers killed in the line of duty last year.

  Humane Society of Greater Savannah finds home for 2,300 pets

2019 was a big year for the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. They are celebrating more than 2,300 adoptions.

  Construction underway on new roundabout at Fort Howard, Old Augusta Road

Over the past couple of years roundabouts have been popping up all over Effingham County.In fact, work has just begun on a new one located at Fort Howard and Old Augusta Road in Rincon.

  Meeting to decide future use of historic Claxton school house

An Evans County school house has been around 98 years. It opened as the first brick building in the county.

Forsyth Farmers’ Market set to kick off 2020 season with 14 new vendors

It’s the first weekend of 2020 and the Forsyth Farmers’ Market is celebrating its first event of the new year.

  Inauguration ceremony held for new Savannah mayor, council members

It was a big day for the city of Savannah.

  Keep Statesboro/Bulloch Beautiful cutting down on pollution and waste

The new coordinator for Keep Statesboro/Bulloch Beautiful hopes to get people excited, not only about recycling Christmas trees over the next week or so, but also taking care of the local environment.

  Good News: Keeping the holiday spirit going

A new year is a good time to adopt a new attitude.

  Mars Theatre uses grant to invest in future

In December the Mars Theatre in Springfield was awarded grant funding to support special art projects

  Construction on new Bryan Co. fire station delayed by weather

Bryan County Emergency Services was unable to move into the new Fire Station No. 1 at the start of the new year as planned.

  Savannah Weekend: Skatefest, farmer’s market, Oy Vey 5K

You have a couple days left to experience the winter wonderland at the Savannah Civic Center, as Skatefest 2019 wraps up this weekend.

Family welcomes first 2020 baby in Chatham County

A big day for little Iris.

  Emancipation Proclamation celebration at St. Philip AME Church

"How many are blessed to be in this 157th celebration of the signing of the emancipation proclamation."

  Community Champions: Savannah Philharmonic

The Savannah Philharmonic gave that gift of music once again this year, inviting hundreds of guests from several corners of the community to enjoy the Phil's Christmas Spectacular family concert.

  Local food pantries hope season of giving continues year round

The holiday season has come and gone, but for local food pantries, like God’s Mission House in Effingham County, they’re hoping that the season of giving lasts all year round.

  Watch Night Service held on New Year’s Eve

While most think of parties and fireworks on New Year’s Eve, did you know that many churches were packed Tuesday night?

  River St. packed as Savannah says goodbye to 2019

Places all throughout downtown were packed with celebrating the new year.

  Family goes home after nearly 100 days in Memorial Health’s NICU

Drew Powell was born back in September at just 25 weeks old. After nearly 100 days in the hospital, she finally gets to go home with her whole family.