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Saint Leo University to host job expo

Horizon Staffing, Social Apostolate and Saint Leo University-Savannah Center are hosting a job expo.

  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

Good News: Emancipation Proclamation service going virtual for 2021

Good News: Savannah holiday decorations

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

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  Supermarket donates to foundation to help feed local communities

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

  Generosity continues for Toys for Tots Toy Drive despite pandemic

  Savannah State holds make-up graduation ceremony for spring graduates

Neighborhood association decorates Edgemere Sackville park

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

  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

  Lunches delivered to Pooler firefighters

  Feed the Boro will continue for Thanksgiving despite pandemic

  Savannah Golf Championship secures sponsorship with The Landings Club

  Good News: Bethany’s Happy Bags for the Homeless

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

  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.

  Good News: Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy goes virtual

While many have been home to stay separate from people, Dawn Baker went to her home to be closer to the community - her community.

  Garden City Police Officer gets bike for commuting worker

The commute to work can be a pain for some, maybe it’s traffic or a train. But for Wanda Wells, it’s a long trek.

  Good News: Screven Co. family with perfect attendance

"When I was a kid, I didn't know what perfect attendance was. I just knew I went to school every day and it fell into place.”

  Good News: Country Financial donating to the community

Local businesses that have been able to keep working during the health crisis have been helping those that have had to shut down.

  Jasper Co. coach on the mend after hand reconstruction surgery

A Ridgeland, South Carolina coach was severely injured in a car accident in March.

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

The large box of masks arriving at Hospice Savannah was just part of a much larger contribution across the community.

  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.

  Good News: Miniature horse brings big smiles

It has been quiet at Faith Equestrian as they have shut down during the pandemic. But they decided to get out and create a little noise for some local kids by bringing their pony “Higbie” to cheer people up.

  Good News: Professional golf returning to Savannah

Landings residents can enjoy playing a professional tournament course again. And all of Savannah can look forward to professional golf's return to town more quickly than expected.

  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.

  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.

  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.

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.

  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.

Goodwill looking for volunteers to make masks for homeless

Goodwill Southeast Georgia is asking for volunteers to help make masks for the Savannah area's homeless population.

  ‘Singing for their Supper’ telethon raises $30,050 for Second Harvest food bank

WTOC’s hour-long telethon concert, Singing for their Supper, raised $30,050 for America’s Second Harvest of Coastal, Ga..

  Good News: Six foot apart concert series

Live music is one of the things people are missing most during the health crisis.

  Reidsville organization keeps Easter tradition alive despite COVID-19 pandemic

Way before the COVID-19 pandemic, an organization in Reidsville has been putting a twist on Easter for decades, with a drive-through Easter egg giveaway.

  Good News: Coach’s Corner changes direction to stay open

They are not playing around at Coach's Corner these days. The sports bar is working hard to stay in business.

  Gift of masks gives local nurse strength to keep fighting

While ICE Nurse Kimberly Burke may have just been looking for some masks, what she got with them may be just as important.