Good News

  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.

  Statesboro race raising money to fight homelessness

  Mobile food pantry stresses need for help fighting hunger

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

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

  Good News: No One Eats Alone Day

  Effingham teen and her dog heading to Westminster

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  Savannah Tech Culinary students baking up sweets for your sweet

  Good News: McIntosh County Black History Month Event

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

  Richmond Hill residents at ease after neighborhood prowler suspect is arrested

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

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

Kennel Club helps Chatham County Sheriff’s Office K-9s

The Savannah Kennel Club gave back to the community Monday night with a donation of $1,500 to the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit.

  Students make wave of information for Gray’s Reef Expo

On Memorial Day River Street in Savannah will be taken over by the Gray’s Reef Expo in celebration of their National Marine Sanctuary and NOAA’s 50th Anniversary.Although that’s still months away, one of the biggest pieces of that Expo is already under construction.

  Volunteers honor MLK Day with day of service

While many had the day off Monday to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Some took the day as a chance to do something that Dr. King prided himself in, serving others.

  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

  Hinesville Fire captain to serve on Georgia Fire Academy committee

  Yates Astro Resolution Trail Race to benefit Bethesda Academy held

  Good News: Savannah Fire Keep the Wreath Green Campaign

  Effingham Co. church celebrates National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

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

  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.

  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

  Jesup woman receives Christmas miracle

The holiday season is a time for giving, and sometimes that simple act can change more than one life. A woman in Wayne County is especially grateful for one family’s generosity.

  Good News: Toys for Tots

Your donations to the WTOC Toys 4 Tots Campaign already on their way to making Christmas wishes come true in the hands of Marines only briefly until they are given to children all across the Coastal Empire.

  “Georgia Love” group creates care packages for Fort Stewart soldiers

A group of Fort Stewart soldiers are overseas for the holidays. Soon, they will get a piece of home.

  Good News: Living Vine Living Hope Program

What was going to be the first baby's first Christmas at The Living Vine has quickly gotten more crowded.

  Good News: From addict to author

Bob Egan is not the average author.

  Savannah Ballet Theatre performs low sensory show for people with autism

For many, watching the magic and enchantment of The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition.

  Mobile food distribution scheduled for Saturday in Hinesville

It’s Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week in Hinesville. Local organizations and the city have teamed up all week hosting educational events.

  Good News: Parade Committee creates Craig Harney Award

The Savannah Saint Patrick's Day Parade has always been a part of Craig Harney, as a Savannahian, as a storyteller, as the man who has steered WTOC's all-in, standard-setting coverage of the city's biggest event.

  Family Fun Day raises awareness of homelessness

The company teamed up with a local organization to help raise awareness about homelessness at the event.

  Good News: Savannah Music Festival Musical Explorers Program

Music class at area elementary schools might not be like any music class you remember. But young students remember what they study with the Savannah Music Festival’s Music Explorers Program operating in many area schools.

  American Legion collects donations for Fort Stewart soldiers

A group of Fort Stewart soldiers will be overseas for the holidays. The American Legion in Darien is putting together “Georgia Love” care packages to give soldiers a piece of home.

  Good News: Food delivery service helping those in need

As we enter the holiday season, you can help feed less fortunate families in our area by ordering food in for yourself.

  Darien man launches online tie store

A 20-year-old Darien man is launching an online tie store Friday. They aren’t ordinary ties, but they’re ties with a purpose.

  Good News: Reverse trick-or-treating at the Willett Children’s Hospital

Kyle Sheill’s plans for Halloween did not include being in the hospital. But the Willett Children’s Hospital had their own plan for all the kids spending the holiday there.

  Grocery store employee surprised with 100th birthday bash

Followed by a large crowd in a celebratory mood, Romay Davis took hold of the handle of a decorated shopping cart and was escorted under a balloon archway and into the store.

  Savannah State University celebrates homecoming

Bruce Haynes and his wife along with many other alumni filled the streets as the band and dancers bring in this year's homecoming celebration.

Good News: Historic barn renovation enhances the future of Skidaway Island Institute of Oceanography

Some of the University of Georgia's newest classrooms are inside one of Skidaway Island's oldest buildings.

Good News: Living Independence For Everyone

Art is a form of personal expression, but individuals at one disability resource center will soon share their art with all of Savannah.

  Good News: Together for seven decades

Love has no time limit. One Montgomery County couple continues to prove that after 75 years together.

  Good News: Teepee ready for a long Braves playoff run

John Henderson's hair is ready for a Braves playoff run. So is the place he hopes to lay his head for the next four weeks.

  Old Bryan County elementary school being turned into senior apartment complex

Benny Clark and Howard Hodge have been living in Pembroke for years. Both have seen the old building go from Bryan County Elementary School, to a high school, and back again.

  Good News: Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace up for national grant

Exactly how to renovate the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace is still being discussed. Why renovate has long been decided.

Ring dropped down drain to be reunited with owner 27 years later

A man who stumbled upon a high school class ring is looking to find its rightful owner.

Teacher carries 10-year-old with spina bifida on field trip so she doesn’t have to miss out

Ryan and her class were going on a field trip to Falls of the Ohio, but the Falls aren’t wheelchair friendly.

  Group effort brings new homes to Garden City community

Thursday’s ceremony was part of a revitalization effort in the Rossingol Hill neighborhood.

  Good News: Therapeutic horseback riding program ‘Hoofs 4 Healing’ finds new home

Emotions were evident in a lot of ways earlier this week when the organization reunited, reorganized, and returned to a whole new reality.

  Memorial Health holds 41st neonatal reunion

It was an opportunity for families, physicians, and team members to celebrate the milestones the children have made.

  City of Savannah holds celebration ahead of new arena

The City of Savannah held a community celebration for Savannah’s new arena which will be built at the northeast corner of Gwinnett Street and Stiles Avenue.

Rare birth: Couple welcomes 9 lb. 11 oz. baby on 9/11 at 9:11

Cametrione and Justin Brown welcomed their 9 pound 11 ounce baby at a Tennessee hospital on 9/11 at 9:11.

  Good News: Foster family during Hurricane Dorian turns into forever home for one lucky dog

Robert Cogdill and his girlfriend Valerie took in Dory, and it turned into the best kind of foster when they decided to keep the four-year-old American Bulldog-terrier mix.

  95-year-old Statesboro woman credits exercise for keeping her young

We’ve all heard the “you’re only as old as you feel” saying. A retired nurse in Statesboro may have found the fountain of youth - in an Olympic-size swimming pool.

  Good News: Savannah supports community during Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian’s impact on the Coastal Empire was minimal, but the civility seen before, during, and after, was not.

  Good News: U.S. Masters Weightlifting coach

One sign of a great coach is how well his team performs in their absence.

Louisiana teen surprises younger brother in silly costumes every day at bus stop

In a hilarious display of sibling love, one big brother is making memories before heading off to college.

  Good News: Blind student marches with South Effingham HS band

Austin is a freshman at South Effingham High School and just like every other student in the Mustangs marching band. Except he’s blind.

  VIDEO: Baby sea turtles prepare for a swim at S.C. beach

A group of baby sea turtles prepared to take some laps in the sea this week.

  Good News: Leopold’s 100 years of Savannah history

Ice cream will be at the center of Savannah’s biggest party this weekend, and so will a Savannah story reaching all the way back to World War I..

Duck Dynasty’s Uncle Si surprises drivers with gift cards during traffic stops

Several drivers got quite a surprise Wednesday morning when they were pulled over by West Monroe PD

  Good News: Trying to preserve Cuyler Brownsville’s history

The history of one Savannah neighborhood is being preserved with the help of the city’s leaders in preservation.

‘I feel complete again’: Urn keychain with mother’s ashes returned to woman

A woman has been reunited with her mother’s ashes after a Caroline County man found her urn keychain at a gas station.

  Good News: Minis 2 Love therapy horses

Midnight is one of two miniature horses Mayville uses with her Minis 2 Love program to offer what could be called smile therapy, brightening days and lifting spirits at senior centers throughout the Coastal Empire.

Potholes and pink lemonade: kids get creative to raise money to fix potholes on their street

There’s a pothole problem at the corner of Highgrove Place and Mallard Crossing Drive in Wilmington.

2.12 carat diamond discovered at Arkansas state park

According to a press release, a Nebraska man uncovered a diamond weighing just over two carats. It's the largest find so far in 2019.

  Good News: Savannah nonprofits join together to help feed the homeless

Most non-profit organizations need all the help they can get. Two in Savannah are helping each other, creating opportunities for inclusion, and in turn, feeding the homeless.

  Alabama community buys longtime school custodian a car

He walked into the lobby bewildered and clueless on what the commotion was all about. Then, they revealed the real surprise.

  Man from viral ‘Back up Terry’ video gifted with new wheelchair

Remember the “Back up Terry” video that went viral a few years ago? Terry is from Memphis and he's the recipient of a brand new wheelchair!

Woman unknowingly gifts mother winning scratch-off lottery ticket

A gift from her daughter just made a Goose Creek woman $125,000 richer.

  Good News: True Eagle soaring high

A former Georgia Southern student has overcome her disability to help senior citizens overcome difficult situations.

Centenarians wed after meeting at Ohio assisted living facility

Two Ohio newlyweds proved that it’s never too late to find love.

  I now pronounce you man and bro: Cincinnati-area Army Sgt. makes hilarious ‘first-look’ surprise

As the saying goes, boys will be boys — or brides in this case.

DNA testing unites AL woman with father 48 years after her birth

Shannon Privett and her father say ancestry.com brought them together, but it was luck. Neither of them were searching for each other.

  Good News: Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society holds ‘Camp Buddy’ in Effingham Co.

Camp Buddy gives children with developmental difficulties five days of activity and learning.

  Good News: Youth Works volunteers travel to Coastal Empire from Midwest

One youth organization is sending groups of students to Savannah all summer to volunteer their time helping nonprofit organizations.

  Good News: ‘Summer Angels’ spend time with elders

Nothing can lift this spirits of older people - like younger people. The Summer Angels Program brings generations together every year at Senior Citizens Inc.

  Good News: Urban Hope Summer Camp

Urban Hope summer campers are not spending their summer doing nothing. They’re actually doing a little bit of everything.