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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.

  Old Bryan County elementary school being turned into senior apartment complex

  Good News: Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace up for national grant

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

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

  Group effort brings new homes to Garden City community

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

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  Memorial Health holds 41st neonatal reunion

  City of Savannah holds celebration ahead of new arena

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

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

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

  Good News: Savannah supports community during Hurricane Dorian

  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

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

  Good News: Trying to preserve Cuyler Brownsville’s history

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

  Good News: Minis 2 Love therapy horses

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

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 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.

  Good News: Seven Days of Giving helping charities in Coastal Empire, Lowcountry

A new fundraising campaign is being held in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry for the first time this week for seven local charities.

  Good News: Napkin fundraiser helping girls in India

Two Dallas-based companies met in New York, started a partnership in Savannah, and are helping improve education for girls in India.

'I don’t need easy, I just need possible’, Cassidy Hooper, born without eyes or nose, graduates from college in Charlotte

Cassidy Hooper is one of only a few people in the world born with no eyes and no nose. We first met her in 2008, at 11 years old. She’s now 22 and just graduated from Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte.

Louisiana twins earn $1.3 million each in college scholarships

Brin and Nial Wilson have been recruited by numerous colleges throughout the United States.

  Good News: Savannah’s Fabulous Equinox Orchestra playing at senior centers

Music can be a gift, and it’s one Savannah’s Fabulous Equinox Orchestra has been sharing in small, laid back settings at senior centers.

  Good News: Senior Citizens, Inc. ‘Life Well Lived’ award recipients

Senior Citizens, Inc. will once again honor individuals who make a difference in our community.

  Bluffton man receives $78,000 smile makeover from Howard Family Dental

Your smile is supposed to be your first impression, and for Charlie Card, that wasn’t the case.

  Bryan County EMS help woman give birth on side of Highway 17

Baby Mackenzie wasn’t delivered traditionally in a hospital, instead, on the side of the road.

  Garden City Police host ‘cops at bus stop’ initiative

Kids stepped off of their school bus Friday afternoon to Garden City police officers bearing snacks, happy to see them.

  Good News: St. Vincent’s, Benedictine students will perform on Georgia Public TV

The “Hello Dolly” production was recognized among the state’s best high school plays and will perform one more scene for a new, larger audience.

  Good News: Employability main concessionaire for Tour event

There is work at the Savannah Golf Championship for folks from Employability, the local agency that prepares developmentally disabled adults for jobs in the mainstream workforce.

More than 700 volunteers make Savannah Golf Championship possible

It takes a lot of hands to make an event like the Savannah Golf Championship happen.

  Community support evident in the second Savannah Golf Championship

Play for the Savannah Golf Championship officially gets underway on Thursday, but with the Pro-Am Tournament on Wednesday, locals were hitting the course to show their support of the event.

  New St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital set to open in Pooler

The new St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital in Pooler held a tour Friday, before it officially opens its door to patients.

Good News: Parade-goers help clean up Wright Square

Walking through Wright Square was a lot easier on Friday than it was six days ago, during the St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

Totals are in for this year’s Get Your Rear in Gear race in Savannah

More than $30,000 was raised for the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s/Candler.

Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy now accepting applications

If you’re a “current” 9th, 10th or 11th grade young lady enrolled in a public or private school in Chatham, Liberty, Bryan and Effingham counties, why not join me for the 4th Annual Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy?

  26th Annual Shamrock Run held in Downtown Savannah

It was a near-perfect night in downtown Savannah’s Ellis Square where the 26th annual Shamrock Run was held Friday night.

  Good News: A wish to go fishing comes true

Everyone has a fish story, but not everyone’s is as heartwarming as John Brown’s.

  Good News: Richmond Hill High students launch campaign against cancer

Patricia George, Isabella Martinez, and Tennessee Sack have launched a campaign against cancer. They are running as a team in the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society’s Student of the Year Competition.

  Good News: 4th Grader raises money for homeless shelter in Baxley

When she’s not in school, Maddy Williams is trying to solve bigger problems than she sees in the 4th Grade.

  Good News: Students participate in ‘No One Eats Alone’ anti-bullying program

Several area schools took a step toward eliminating bullying on Friday by giving students the information to stop it.

  Wesley Community Center is WTOC’s Community Champion

The Wesley Community Centers in the heart of Savannah provide safe, reliable daycare, and much more for families on limited incomes.

  Good News: ‘Quad Mom’ runs races while pushing quadruplets

When she really wants to take it easy, she enters all five of them into road races.

  Good News: Outside workers looking forward to warmer temps next week

We’re all thrilled that the weather has gotten a lot more comfortable from where it was earlier this week - none of us more than the people who work outside.

  Good News: Savannah students put their heads together for K-12 Inventure Prize Competition

Inventions included an app that measures water quality anywhere in the world and a steering wheel wrap that could protect drivers.

  Good News: Savannah Hockey Classic celebrates 20th year

A little energy, a lot of animosity. Add ice and stir. That has been the recipe for success for the Savannah Hockey Classic.

  Good News: Bitty & Beau’s Coffee opening on W. Congress Street

In 2017, Amy Wright was named CNN’s National Hero of the Year after starting an inspiring new business.

  Good News: Christmas lights for a cause

Smith Street in Claxton gets a whole lot brighter this time of year, and that’s because of a lady by name of Reba Vanmeter.

  Good News: Brooklet Christmas Breakfast

Christmas Eve morning can sometimes be like a starter’s gun to start the last-minute madness. But here in Brooklet they use the morning to gather and remember the season.

  Savannah International Longshoremen give away bikes

Union members collected 285 bikes for this year's holiday bike giveaway.

  Good News: Street dedicated to Savannah neighborhood crusader

Friday, the City of Savannah honored a woman for her dedication to her neighborhood.

  Good News: Military Dad makes surprise return

Two elementary school students in Glennville got their Christmas wish a few days early.

  Good News: 49 students qualify for Duke University’s Talent Search

Nearly 50 students at Savannah’s Hancock Day School have been nominated for Duke University’s talent search.

  Good News: Radio station helps grant Christmas wishes

Christmas wishes come true courtesy of generous and giving radio listeners.

Good News: Officers deliver gifts to Urban Hope

Christmas came early for the children at Urban Hope.

  Good News: Realtors giving Christmas gifts to families at Safe Shelter

Savannah-area realtors are making sure families staying at Safe Shelter have a very Merry Christmas this year.

  Good News: Savannah community pitching to help Toys 4 Tots

We’ve been telling you for a few weeks now that we are partnering with the United States Marines on their Toys for Tots Program, but that’s been a collective “we’.” The Savannah community is generously supporting WTOC’s toy drive efforts.

  Good News: Local women’s group donates to 200 Club of Coastal Empire

A local women’s group showing that it is never too soon to make a difference in your community.

  Good News: Santa surprises new employees at Bitty & Beau’s Coffee

Santa had a surprise and an exciting new life experience for the newest members of the Savannah Bitty and Beau’s Coffee team.

  Good News: 100 Children’s Foundation hands out gifts at Children’s Hospital

A local charity visited the Willett Children’s Hospital at Memorial Monday, helping spread cheer among the tiny patients.

  Bluffton Shop with a Cop gets boost from community

Bluffton teachers, firefighters, police officers and Marines sunk baskets while raising money for the police department's first Shop with a Cop program.

  Good News: SCCPSS students performing lunchtime serenades

Christmas is in the air, and so is Christmas music, thanks to local school kids.

  Good News: Atlanta Gas Light delivers toys to Children’s Hospital

It’s only the first week of December, but Christmas came right on time Thursday at Dwayne and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital.

  Good News: Mayors from across Southeast GA join for 59th Annual Mayors Motorcade

Mayors from all across Southeast Georgia joined forces Wednesday to bring some holiday cheer to patients at Georgia Regional Hospital.