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  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.

  Good News: Community Foundation of the Lowcountry scholarships

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

  Community raises money to replace stolen bicycle

  World War II veteran and pastor turns 98 years old

  Good News: Veteran carriers trucking for a cause

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

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  Local veteran receives free roof

  Volunteer group helping build dining hall at Seventh Mile Farm

  Good News: I Pledge for Ice Cream campaign

  Good News: Lowcountry Professional Women in Building Association formed

  Good News: Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

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

  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

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

  Richmond Hill High School holds first virtual graduation ceremony

  Good News: Miniature horse brings big smiles

  Good News: Professional golf returning to Savannah

  Savannah Christian seniors celebrate their last year with a parade

  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.

  Good News: Truck drivers fed by Bay Street restaurant

As he drove down Bay Street, Terry Bailey saw signs for an offer that was too good to pass up, and they signaled something else to him as well.

  Businesses changing production to help make medical masks

Many companies have had to suspend operations due to the coronavirus. Others have simply chosen to change what they do to help the fight.

  SPD celebrates with 5-year-old forced to cancel birthday party due to COVID-19

The spread of the coronavirus has already forced many events and parties to be cancelled to help keep everyone safe.Sadly, that included the 5th birthday party for a young boy right here in Savannah.

  Good News: Mobile food pantry helps families

A small town came together to help its residents facing tough times in the face of the coronavirus threat.

  Grand Marshal leads St. Patrick’s Day walk through Savannah

“We’re resilient and not just as Savannah Irish but as Americans we are resilient. Just like this coronavirus problem we have right now, we’re going to be alright, America is going to be alright.”

  Good News: Make-A-Wish Ga. grants Savannah teen’s wish

Andre Jenkins wasn’t even an NFL fan when he discovered Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back James Conner, who provided inspiration for the Savannah teenager.

  Old Savannah City Mission Bargain Center receives big furniture donation

A big donation is being used to help people in the Savannah Community.

  Children’s Museum of Pooler prepares for Grand Opening

When you think of the Tanger Outlets in Pooler you typically think of shopping.But one family is hoping to change that perception when they officially open up the Children’s Museum of Pooler Saturday.

  Families take in Greening of the Fountain fun at Forsyth Park

The Greening of the Fountain in Forsyth Park draws in people from all over to help kick off the St. Patrick’s Day season in Savannah.

  Good News: Read Across America

Members of the community helped teach school children valuable lessons this week.

  NASA panel touring Chatham Co. schools

All week long, high school students all across Savannah have been discovering that the sky is not the limit.

  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.

  Good News: Valor Awards

Savannah Police Officer Nicholas Peterson and Chatham Emergency Service Advanced Firefighter Andrew Lee will be honored at this year's 200 Club of the Coastal Empire Valor Awards banquet for risking their lives to save citizens in imminent danger.

Lowcountry islands land in Guinness World Records

It’s official! Fripp Island Resort and Pledge the Pink have been certified by the Guinness World Records for “Longest Line of Garden Flamingos.”

  Statesboro race raising money to fight homelessness

On any given day there are more than 10,000 homeless people in the state of Georgia alone.

  Mobile food pantry stresses need for help fighting hunger

Tuesday the United Way of the Coastal Empire pulled their mobile food pantry into Effingham County.Despite the wet weather hundreds still lined up to take advantage of the free food.Highlighting a true need that can only be met with your support.

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

It may have been a dreary weather day for most on Monday.But for patients at the Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah the weather was perfect, for a snow day.

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

The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force celebrated Valentine’s Day a day early Thursday with their “I’m Just *Plane* Crazy For You” event.

  Good News: No One Eats Alone Day

When lunch hour became social hour at Hubert Middle School, classmates became friends.

  Effingham teen and her dog heading to Westminster

It's the Super Bowl of dog shows and a local is heading to play and hopefully win.

  Savannah Tech Culinary students baking up sweets for your sweet

Consider this your first warning, Valentine’s Day is officially one week away from Friday.If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for that special someone, Savannah Tech’s Culinary Institute may have just the thing.

  Good News: McIntosh County Black History Month Event

Technique will be central to the art show in Darien this weekend.

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

It was a big night at the newly opened 787 by Chazitos restaurant in Savannah!

  Richmond Hill residents at ease after neighborhood prowler suspect is arrested

The Creekside neighborhood is normally a quite one, but this weekend police say a prowler made away with some items that left some people uneasy. However, neighbors say they still feel safe.

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

When young students learn about business and personal money management, it helps the entire community. Now, a growing partnership in Savannah will help local sixth and seventh graders understand finances better than ever before.

  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.

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

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

  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.

  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.

  Good News: Savannah Fire Keep the Wreath Green Campaign

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

  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.

  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.

  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.