Annual Tybee Beach Bum Parade canceled

An event considered "the South's largest water fight" has been canceled this year due to the COVID-19 crisis.

  Annual United Methodist 'Campmeeting’ canceled for the first time since the Civil War

  Community Champions: Adaptive Golf Savannah

  Salvation Army continues to help those impacted by COVID-19

  Gold Star families remember loved ones on Memorial Day

  Memorial Day events held around the Coastal Empire

  Richmond Hill honors veterans despite canceled ceremony

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  Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum reopens just in time to honor Memorial Day

  Proud to be a Farmer: L. G. Herndon, Jr.

Savannah veterans honor fallen heroes at Laurel Grove South

  Observing Memorial Day in Coastal Ga. during a pandemic

  Crosses along Hazlehurst roads honor service members’ sacrifice

  Second Harvest prepares to serve 7,000 meals a day in the summer

  Chatham Co. leaders hoping for more responses to 2020 Census

Census results determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding will be spent, determines congressional representation and more. With so much on the line, Chatham County leaders took a close look at how our area is responding.

  Local equestrian therapeutic center in desperate need of support

"We could close down, it could happen," said Faith Equestrian Founder and CEO Bonnie Rachael. A very real possibility they’re hoping to avoid, but they can't do that without your help.

  Ga. Railroad Museum ready to reopen

The Georgia State Railroad Museum feels like it’s ready to get back to hosting people who want to learn more about the state railroad history.

Road in Lyons lined with memorial crosses to remember those who served their country

Each cross represents a soldier who lived in Toombs County, served and passed away. It’s a reminder to everyone who drives by of the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

  ‘Graduation’ brought to driveways for young students

  Good News: Parker’s donates masks to health care workers

  National Mighty Eighth Museum set to reopen on Memorial Day

Drive-thru food distribution events set for this weekend in Savannah, Garden City

  Bicycle business booming as people look for outside activities

  Guyton and Pooler taking different approaches to reopening

  ‘Love Ur City’ drive begins in Statesboro

A drive in Statesboro hopes to help people who’ve lost jobs or customers during the pandemic.

  Richmond Hill church thankful membership steady with online services

A brand new church in Richmond Hill just cut the ribbon on their sanctuary and then the pandemic hit.

  Live Oak libraries offering express pick-up option

Live Oak public libraries have been offering a new express pick-up program to better serve those who want to read a book.

  Social distancing, enhanced cleaning allowing Salvation Army to continue to help community

The Salvation Army has been deeply impacted by the coronavirus. From expanding their shelters, to serving more food, and even shutting down their thrift stores.

  Richmond Hill High School holds first virtual graduation ceremony

Seniors at Richmond Hill High School finished strong Saturday morning, completing a school year that will go down in history.

  Food bank prepares to serve kids through summer

About 4,000 hot meals are prepared every week day in the kitchen of America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.

Sign up for the Hurricane Registry if you would need help evacuating

Hurricane season is almost two weeks away. As you start preparing, the Coastal Health District wants to remind residents of its Hurricane Registry for those who might need extra assistance during an evacuation.

  Community comes together to provide free meals to Effingham Hospital staff

Friday in Effingham County local businesses and organizations teamed up to provide free meals to hospital staff. A gift that in reality was much bigger than the box it came in.

  Statesboro’s Fourth of July festival postponed

For decades, Mill Creek Park in Statesboro has been as synonymous with July 4 as picnics and fireworks.

  Local student competes in video nationals

There’s a lot of people who really had big plans ruined by the shutdown from the coronavirus, but it’s not stopping one local student.

  Georgia Strong flyover shows thanks to frontline workers

Members of the Georgia National Guard 165th Airlift Wing will fly over hospitals around the state on Friday. It’s the latest way to thank frontline workers.

  Darien church helping those in need receive food

For the United Methodist Church of Darien, it doesn’t matter what religion you practice, they just want to make sure the elderly and at-risk communities are being fed during this tough time.

Annual QuestFest event will be held virtually this summer

Girl Scouts will be participating in a virtual QuestFest this year.

  Savannah couple celebrates love, blended family with social distance wedding

One Savannah couple had to make some drastic changes for their wedding day due to the coronavirus, but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

Senior Citizen’s, Inc. adjusting procedures as Ga. reopens

Gov. Kemp continues to ask Georgians who are 65 and older to remain under a shelter at home order. With that guidance, Senior Citizens, Inc. says they will continue with the same COVID-19 measures.

SCCPSS kicks off 3 days of virtual graduation ceremonies

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System will host virtual graduations this year.

  Bill to be introduced to name state park after Sen. Jack Hill

Last month, Southeast Georgia lost a statesman in the death of long-time state senator Jack Hill.

WTOC to host COVID-19 Facebook Live Q&A with Pediatric Associates of Savannah

WTOC’s Cyreia Sandlin will be hosting another Facebook LIVE asking and answering your questions about COVID-19.

‘Wine Fairies’ bring gifts, joy to your doorstep

Who doesn't love a gift on their doorstep?

  Proud To Be A Farmer: Kent Fountain

President & CEO of Southeastern Gin & Peanut Kent Fountain talks about how the coronavirus is affecting his business.

  The Landings honors 2020 seniors with parade

The Class of 2020 was honored on Saturday at The Landings on Skidaway Island.

  Food Truck Friday at the Law Office of Mike Hostilo

The Law Office of Mike Hostillo has been hosting Food Truck Friday.

  Mobile Food Pantry rolls into Effingham County

Sandhill Sport Complex in Guyton played host to America’s Second Harvest and the United Way of the Coastal Empire-Effingham County as they handed out food to hundreds Friday.

  Coastal Georgia food banks expanding focus on feeding kids

Children who rely on school meal programs soon won't have that option. When schools close for the summer, so will the bus stop meal delivery program that's kept many kids fed through the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Donation made to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia

Frontline workers at Memorial Health were treated to 100 meals Thursday thanks to Carey Hilliard's and Sound View Wealth Advisors.

  Historic Savannah Foundation goes virtual

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an effect on different groups, and that includes the Historic Savannah Foundation.

  Savannah Fire says goodbye to Capt. Matthew Kelly

The Savannah Fire Department held a funeral procession and ceremony Thursday morning honoring Captain Matthew Kelly, who passed away on Monday after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer.

  Bulloch Co. Sheriff’s Office shows support to nurses

A group of first responders shows a sign of respect to hospital workers on the frontlines of the pandemic on National Nurses Day.

  Proud To Be a Farmer: Taylor Brett

One Southeast Georgia farmer is making sure grocery stores remain stocked with fresh local produce.

Savannah Fire mourns the loss of Capt. Matthew Kelly

The Savanah Fire Department says Captain Matthew Kelly died Monday morning after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer.

  Savannah Christian seniors celebrate their last year with a parade

It was a sea of red and white as seniors at Savannah Christian decorated their cars and celebrated their senior year with a victory lap Saturday morning.

  New partnership helping farmers sell products directly to customers

Poppell Farms in Odum opened its doors to customers a few weeks ago. The market usually doesn’t open until May or June.

  Relief challenge raising money for the Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia

WTOC’s Day of Giving is over but the need for food continues in the Coastal Empire, especially this summer.

  Good News: Heyward House releases film about Bluffton

If you’ve been cooped up inside for weeks, here’s a chance to explore one of the Lowcountry’s historic communities.

  Facebook page aims to help bring business to Savannah food trucks

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no such thing as a group called the Food Truck Force in Savannah.

  Hundreds fed thanks to Manna House, Josh Reddick Foundation

The Manna House teaming up with the Josh Reddick Foundation and dozens of local volunteers to give back to a community they love.Coming together to offer much more than just free food.

  WTOC’s Day of Giving raises over $200,000 for United Way’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

At final count, the WTOC Day of Giving virtual telethon raised $187,302 from more than 350 donors.

Savannah woman celebrates 93rd birthday with drive-by wishes

A Savannah, Ga. woman celebrating her birthday got more congratulatory wishes than she ever expected.

  Community Champions have made the United Way fundraiser a success

WTOC helped host a Day of Giving on Wednesday to benefit the United Way of the Coastal Empire.

  Savannah African Art Museum going virtual for you to experience collections of art

The Savannah African Art Museum is just a couple of years old, but its impressive collection is truly a gift to the Coastal Empire.

  Chatham Area Transit extends COVID-19 safety precautions, reduced schedule

The Chatham Area Transit Authority voted Tuesday to extend emergency measures in place in response to COVID-19.

  Mighty Eighth Museum upgrades online educational tools

Many individuals, stores, and even museums are having to make adjustments due to the Coronavirus pandemic, like the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.

America’s Second Harvest Grab & Go Meals for Children schedule

America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is teaming up with several locations in Savannah, Effingham County, Liberty County and Tattnall County to provide Grab & Go Meals for Children.

  Farmers soldier on despite challenges

One profession that worries as much about the weather as they do about the pandemic is farmers.

  Savannah Jewish Federation providing Kosher meals to seniors during the pandemic

The Savannah Jewish Federation is helping seniors in the community keep Kosher through the coronavirus pandemic.

Improvement work along Broughton St. to impact some CAT services

Improvement project work along a busy street in downtown Savannah will impact some bus routes this week.

Savannah PD, city leaders give out 60 boxes of food

Officers from Savannah Police Department’s Central and Eastside precincts gave out around 60 boxes of food to those in need.

2020 recipients named for Abbie DeLoach Foundation scholarships

The Abbie DeLoach Foundation has awarded 20 scholarships to people in Savannah, across Georgia, the United States and overseas.

3rd ‘Feed the City’ event set for Saturday in Savannah

People in Savannah will have another chance to get meals this weekend.

  Good News: Benedictine finds way to host graduation ceremony for seniors

The setting is always a memorable part of a Benedictine graduation ceremony. And it will be again for the Class of 2020, finishing a senior year unlike any at the school before.

  1,000 masks given to local first responders

A Savannah business known for supporting our military is doing their part to support those fighting to keep us safe during the coronavirus.

  Census workers to use mapping tech to identify low-response areas

It’s been over a month that self-response to the 2020 Census started up.Right now just over half of all Americans have contributed to the count through that method, either mailing in their survey or completing one online or over the phone.

Larry Silbermann named board chair for the United Way of the Coastal Empire

The United Way of the Coastal Empire announced the officers and directors who will serve on the 2020-2021 board.

  Savannah firm donates Chromebooks to students in need

A Savannah firm answered the call to help Savannah-Chatham Public Schools.

  Savannah’s search for new city manager continues

Although the coronavirus pandemic is keeping Savannah’s city council from physically meeting, it’s not stopping them from trying to hire a new city manager.

Georgia Southern student creates Paulson Stadium graduation ceremony in Minecraft

A senior marketing major at Georgia Southern University decided to create her own graduation ceremony after hers was canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Community Champions: Grocery store workers

Through the health crisis, we have been able to shop at grocery stores if we choose to because of the dedicated work of the people who work there.

  Donation helps supply SCCPSS students with laptops

No school district expected to end the school year like this—heavily dependent on digital learning.