Good News

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

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

  Good News: Military training mission helps recover stranded buoys

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

  Good News: Volunteers at the Club Car Championship at The Landings Club

  Good News: Coach’s Corner celebrates 30th anniversary

  Good News: Bluffton/Jasper Volunteers in Medicine dental clinic

  Good News: Community Foundation of the Lowcountry still helping non-profits

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Saint Leo University to host ‘Luck of the Lion’ event

FedEx Ground to host virtual hiring event

  Good News: Parent University meeting with potential partners in Atlanta

Saint Leo University hosts military appreciation with free meals

  Good News: SCCPSS celebrates CTAE month

Statesboro girl honored for volunteer work

  Good News: Davenport House weddings this Valentine’s Day

At the Davenport House, they are making certain revisions to their biggest celebration of the year.

  Mystery wallet found in Tybee cottage wall returned to family 66 years later

The story of a mystery wallet found hidden in the wall of an old Tybee Island cottage continues.

  Good News: Revolutionary portable X-Ray machine developed in Savannah

A medical device that could soon streamline doctors’ visits and make them more convenient for patients can now be put into use.

  Garden City association provides fresh produce for community

The drive-thru food distribution event was held to provide fresh produce, such as greens and cabbages, to the community to help ensure everyone has a nutritious new year.

  Good News: Ice cream and poetry

Saint Leo University to host job expo

  Good News: Telfair Museums start new year under new director

Mayor Van Johnson makes 100 most influential Georgians list in Georgia Trend Magazine

  Good News: Canady’s Coats for Kids delivers coats to youth organizations

First Forsyth Farmers’ market of 2021 kicks off 12th season

  Good News: Pembroke couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary

A Pembroke couple reached a remarkable milestone this week when they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

Good News: Emancipation Proclamation service going virtual for 2021

Restrictions on large gatherings threatened perhaps the most spiritual event of New Year’s Day this year.

Good News: Savannah holiday decorations

Tradition is being altered this year, with Christmas looking and feeling not quite the same. This is why downtown Savannah has been such a comforting site these last several weeks.

  SD Gunner Fund helps pay therapy bills for Chatterbox families in Pooler

A check for $8,500 was given to Chatterbox in Pooler to help pay off therapy bills for ten families and it’s something they said was a blessing.

  Supermarket donates to foundation to help feed local communities

A local supermarket and foundation team up together to give back to those in need during the holidays.

  Good News: Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce’s Oglethorpe Award

If there was ever a year for something out of the ordinary, it’s 2020.

  Generosity continues for Toys for Tots Toy Drive despite pandemic

Our annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive has now come to a close and once again it has highlighted the true generosity of our community. Toy donations filled more than fifty boxes all going back out into the community to children in need.

  Savannah State holds make-up graduation ceremony for spring graduates

This group officially graduated in May, but at the time the University only held a virtual ceremony because of COVID-19.

Neighborhood association decorates Edgemere Sackville park

Residents in eastside Savannah spent Saturday getting their neighborhood in the holiday spirit.

  Good News: Union workers providing Christmas presents to children in need

It was a work party.

  Marines go shopping for Toys for Tots

Some reinforcements arrived Monday for WTOC’s annual Toys for Tots drive, thanks to the United States Marine Corps.

  CASA suitcase drive helping foster kids

People in Savannah loaded suitcases into their cars today to help children in need during the holidays.

  Good News: Open Your Heart honoree

Lakesha Williams and her husband have been motivated to fight for their youngest child since before he was born, when they received unexpected news at his five-month pre-natal visit.

  Abandoned packages find their way home thanks to Good Samaritan

Each year millions of people have gifts shipped for the holidays, hoping they’ll arrive in time to make it under the tree. However, this week some packages from Amazon were left under the wrong tree, in the wrong part of town. But their story didn’t end there.

  Richmond Hill boy starts coffee, donut stand to buy toys for kids

An 8-year-old boy in Richmond Hill decided to start his own business in his front yard to help raise money for toys for the fire department’s toy drive.

  Lunches delivered to Pooler firefighters

The Dewitt Tilton Group delivered lunches to the first shift of firefighters in the City of Pooler on Monday.

  Feed the Boro will continue for Thanksgiving despite pandemic

A Statesboro project to feed the needy each Thanksgiving will continue despite the pandemic.

  Savannah Golf Championship secures sponsorship with The Landings Club

The Landings Club will be the presenting sponsor of the event it has hosted since 2018. It will now be called The Savannah Golf Championship at The Landings.

  Good News: Bethany’s Happy Bags for the Homeless

One little girl. One trip to the store. So many bags.

Saint Leo University, Savannah Feed the Hungry look to feed families this Thanksgiving

Saint Leo University- Savannah Center is partnering with Savannah Feed the Hungry to help feed 10 deserving families full Thanksgiving meals this season.

  Good News: St. Vincent’s converting convent into classrooms

Mary Anne Hogan is excited about the new space she has now.

  Good News: Parent University expanding to Pensacola

Parent University is still settling into its new home, even as it develops new places for the program to live.

  Dozens of volunteers participate in Great Savannah Cleanup 2020

Nearly 50 volunteers, picked up trash along Victory Drive to help keep Savannah beautiful.

  Merchants on Bee donating portion of sales to America’s Second Harvest

A new antiques market on Bee Road is using their grand opening for a great cause.

  Good News: Reviving First Tee of Savannah

Work is getting done to get kids back to playing.

United Way of the Coastal Empire’s annual campaign reaches half-way mark

The United Way of the Coastal Empire’s annual campaign is at the half-way mark, and the results so far are encouraging.

  Good News: Savannah doctor’s son following in his footsteps

Dr. Gage Ochsner had helped make the Memorial Trauma unit what it has become when he passed away at the age of 59.

  Salacia Salts donating percentage of sales to United Way through Nov. 19

A local business is lending a hand to raise money for the United Way of the Coastal Empire as part of the Always United Challenge.

  Law enforcement agencies take part in national faith and blue initiative

Law enforcement agencies across the country and in the coastal empire, came together Saturday for national faith and blue weekend.

  Good News: Palmetto Animal League’s month of adoption specials

Getting creative to find new homes for lots of animals. The Palmetto Animal League is coming up with new ways in October to connect the dogs and cats at their kennel with people to love them.

  Good News: Pooler teacher releases uplifting children’s book

Young children thrive with positive reinforcement from the adults around them.

  Good News: Southbridge Golf Club rebounding under new ownership

The best comeback in local golf this year did not come on a course, but rather by a course.

  VIDEO: 4-year-old celebrates finishing chemo treatments

A 4-year-old and his family are celebrating a big victory.

  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.

  Good News: Unique ways local businesses support the United Way campaign

We have already seen new approaches to the challenges facing this year’s $8 million United Way Capital Campaign. Supporting non-profits is starting to take on new and interesting flavors in Savannah.

  Good News: Leader of local ministry inspires others with his own story

A Savannah man who has inspired many with his story of redemption has reached an inspiring milestone.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  Good News: Local bakery owner sponsoring a student for college

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

  Good News: Ralph Mark Gilbert Museum receives Dr. Gilbert’s papers

The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum has expanded physically and in scope.

Donations being accepted for Brunswick back-to-school drive

Golden Isles Broadcasting stations are preparing to give out school supplies, but need the community’s help.

Good News: Memorial Health’s new technology to treat lung cancer

After just a month, Memorial Health is seeing results that effect lifetimes from the hospitals newest technology.

  Good News: Leadership Southeast Georgia planning for 2021

Since its inception in 1999, Leadership Southeast Georgia has contributed to business growth from St. Mary's to Statesboro before having to suspend meetings this year due to the pandemic.

  Greenbriar Children’s Center holds Christmas in July donation drive

Christmas came early for residents at the Greenbriar Children's Center.

  Good News: 17-year-old starts football league for middle schoolers

Just a rising junior at Savannah High School, Mikeal Byrd is already making an impact in the community.

  Good News: Community Foundation of the Lowcountry scholarships

As is the case for most students, cost was a consideration when Faith Sulak was choosing a college.

  Non-profits, CEMA team up to give out face masks that help the deaf read lips

People across the country are wearing face masks to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus.

  Community raises money to replace stolen bicycle

Johnny Johnson pedals from one side of Sylvania to another, doing everything from odd jobs to volunteering at football practice.

  World War II veteran and pastor turns 98 years old

Friends, family and city leaders helped line West Victory Drive Saturday morning, to celebrate Reverend Matthew Southall Brown’s 98th Birthday.

  Good News: Veteran carriers trucking for a cause

Losing a friend in the military can be tough - even tougher on the families.

  Good News: Parker’s named nation’s top convenience store chain

There are convenience stores all across the United States and according to one publication, some of the best are in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.

  Local veteran receives free roof

A local veteran is getting a new roof for his home free of charge.

  Volunteer group helping build dining hall at Seventh Mile Farm

A group in Bulloch County that helps families is getting some help themselves this week.

  Good News: I Pledge for Ice Cream campaign

One of Savannah’s sweetest traditions has returned, Leopold’s I Pledge for Ice Cream campaign.

  Good News: Lowcountry Professional Women in Building Association formed

The health crisis did not prevent a group of women in the Lowcountry from moving forward in business.

  Good News: Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

Donations to nonprofits have dropped off during the pandemic, and some charities are struggling to help the neediest in our community.

  Guyton teen pays-it-forward giving big check to school employee

South Effingham High School senior Lillie Cuatt and bus driver/lunch lady Tina Weimer have a special bond.