Outdoor

  Gray’s Reef to celebrate 40th anniversary

It’s a big milestone off the Georgia coast. Gray’s Reef is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Jan. 16.

Savannah Music Festival Changes Lineup, Purchase Dates

  Exploring Lake Warren State Park

  How to Protect Your Outdoor Plants During this Cold Weather

  Friends of Caroline Hospice Reworks Festival of Trees Event

  Home Tour Raises Money for Friends of Caroline Hospice

  Golf For a Good Cause in Shellman Bluff

Continued Coverage

  Savannah Bananas taking 'Banana Ball’ on the road

  Students Share More of Savannah’s History

  Exploring Our Parks: Fort McAllister

  Lantern “Parade-In-Place” Planned for Hilton Head Island

  Inaugural fishing tournament to benefit military families

Fluffy caterpillar one of the most venomous in the United States

  Wag-O-Ween Will Look Different This Year

This October will mark a big milestone for one of Savannah’s most popular events for animal lovers. The fifteenth year of Wag-O-Ween will also include some notable changes.

New Okefenokee Swamp exhibit at Georgia Welcome Center

Visitors traveling south on Interstate 95 in Georgia can now learn more about one of the states' natural treasures, the Okefenokee Swamp.

  Turtle nesting season wrapping up in the Lowcountry

Last year, Beaufort County saw record numbers of turtle eggs being laid on shores. This year, they weren’t expecting as many, but they are happy with what they got.

  Exploring Our Parks: Sapelo Island

Brian Byers journeys to Sapelo Island and the Reynolds Mansion in this edition of "Exploring Our Parks."

Savannah Book Festival Goes Virtual

  Touring the Savannah Botanical Gardens

Georgia State Railroad Museum Planning “Tricks, Treats & Trains”

  Savannah State to Host Outdoor, Socially Distanced Play

  Opening weekend for Holiday Farm’s pumpkin patch

South Georgia Fair, formerly known as Coastal Empire Fair, canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

  Tormenta FC Academy kicks off inclusive Top Soccer program

Tormenta FC is bringing back its Top Soccer Program.

  Komen Race For the Cure goes virtual for 2020

Like many events in our area, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is having to go virtual.

  T.E.A.L. walk/run goes virtual

The T.E.A.L. organization is having to do their fundraising walk virtually this year.

  Celebrate National Honey Bee Day at a local business

The HONEY BEE is just one bee that helps pollinate plants across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.

  Girls on the Run Prepares for Fall Season

Every year, Girls on the Run provides young women with new friendships, self confidence, and personal growth.

  Georgia 811 Offers Free Resource

Georgia 811 Day happens every year on August 11 to remind you about a free resource to keep you and your family safe and maintain important infrastructure underground.

  Celebrate National Lighthouse Day along the Ga., S.C. coasts

National Lighthouse Day is Friday, which might not be a big deal in a lot of the country. But around the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry, it’s worth noting because we’re fortunate to have some notable beacons along our coast.

  Exploring Our Parks: Wormsloe Historic Site

avannah is surrounded by many historical sites and parks. The Wormsloe Historic Site has over 300 years of history wrapped up in its beautiful Live Oaks and tabby ruins.

  How to Start Your Own Herb Garden

Gardening continues to rise in popularity as the pandemic continues. What’s better than a garden you can eat?

  Exploring Our Parks: Fort King George

Brian Byers is on a journey to show us around some of our state parks and historic sites in our area. In this first installment of “Exploring Our Parks” he traveled to Darien to check out Fort King George.

  Virtual Sessions Educate Students, Parents on Construction Industry

A new school year is just around the corner, and one non-profit is giving students an early look at one option for their future.

  Advice for New Houseplant Owners

More and more people are trying to develop a green thumb while spending more time at home. Alanna Volen, owner of Simply Potted Savannah, shares some advice for beginners.

  Historical Society challenges you to learn more about Lowcountry

You're asked to get out of the house and visit the more than 60 historical markers all over Beaufort County.

  Regularly Scheduled Ferries Now Available for St. Phillips Island

Just about 10 nautical miles South of Hunting Island lies an untouched piece of the Lowcountry. Now, you can finally explore St. Phillips Island for yourself.

  Preparing your garden for summer heat

The dog days of summer are approaching and portions of your garden may be taking a beating as it heats up.

  First day of shrimping season

A big day out on Georgia waters as shrimp boats head out for the start of shrimp season.

  Lines at Forsyth Farmer’s Market return to normal

The Forsyth Farmer’s Market is once again the bustling scene it was before the health crisis stopped it for a few weeks.

  Parents take precautions as children head back to summer camp during pandemic

Monday is the day many children will be starting their first day of summer camp, and if you’re a parent a little hesitant to send them, you’re not alone.

  Birding Soars in Popularity During Pandemic

If you love nature and want to find something new to do while social distancing, you might want to try birding. A lot of people are picking up bird watching right now.

  Horizons Savannah Program moves to online learning

For 18 years, Savannah Country Day School has been one of four local campuses hosting the Horizons Savannah Program, a six-week summer camp for children from under-resourced families. This summer will be different.

  Taking a closer look at flood insurance ahead of hurricane season

Hurricane season is just around the corner.

  Gardening with Cutter Martin

You may have seen Cutter take a piece (a cutting) of a rose bush here at the station a few weeks ago.

  Fishing advice for those socially distancing near the water

ou can usually social distance on the water, so maybe you might want to take up fishing if you are still spending time at home.

SCAD students bring new twist to annual tradition

The Sidewalk Arts Festival is usually a staple among springtime events at Forsyth Park. This year, the festival was adapted for the pandemic.

  Exercising at home with Melissa Maikos

Melissa Maikos is going to put you to the test today. Because the exercise named "burpees'' is every bit as bad as it sounds.

  Savannahian Dedicated to Educating Others About Bees

If you live in the Savannah area, you’ve probably heard of Savannah Bee Company and seen the bees decorating the doors of their Broughton Street store. You might not be as familiar with founder and president Ted Dennard or his numerous non-profit efforts.

  Red Shoes Run Will be Virtual 5K This Year

The Ronald McDonald House Charities will hold a virtual Red Shoes Run this year.

  Guyton non-profit holds virtual 5k in hopes of staying afloat during shutdown

Out in Guyton, Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Riding Academy is feeling it from all sides, unable to offer their service, while not receiving the donations that keep the program going.

  Savannah Irish trace heritage back to old country

The Irish native says that an 1860 Federal census of Savannah shows a quarter of the free population was born in Ireland. When you count those with Irish roots, that number grew to 35 percent, putting it on par with New York and Boston.

  Get a Glimpse Into History

You can get a glimpse of a critical piece of the Lowcountry’s history this Saturday. The Beaufort History Museum is hosting its 5th Annual Living History Encampment.

  Fort McAllister teaches history through acting

A lot of students have read about the thousands of troops that descended on Gettysburg in 1863, and Pickett’s Charge, but when it’s part of a play, it can be entertaining for the audience

Savannah Boat Show Celebrates Time on the Water

One of the great parts of living in the Coastal Empire and the Lowcountry is all the great rivers, inlets, and coastlines for fishing, boating, or kayaking.

  Wayne Co. farmer hopes to inspire next generation

Wayne County farmer reflects on 40 year career

  McQueen’s Trail scheduled to reopen July 1

WTOC decided to check in on McQueen’s Trail to see when it might be back open and what the hold up is.

  13th annual Candler Clays Charity Shooter

One of the biggest local fundraisers in the fight against cancer is coming up!

  Fort McAllister State Park Offering Edible Plant Hikes

Fort McAllister is offering edible plant hikes to show you what you can and can’t eat out in nature.

  How to prune Crepe Myrtle trees

Crepe Myrtles are everywhere; grocery store parking lots, your own yard and a Forsyth Park. But, they all seem to be trimmed differently.

  New wildlife area open to public in Southeast Georgia

Hunters in Southeast Georgia now have thousands more acres of public land to look for deer and turkey.

  Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife Festival kicks off Thursday

This Thursday, some of the South’s culinary stars will travel to Jekyll Island for the Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife Festival.

  Savannah Golf Championship brings new twists in 2020

In addition to bringing golf’s up and coming stars to Savannah, the Savannah Golf Championship plans to enhance entertainment opportunities for fans all around the course.

  Effingham’s Roebling Road Raceway

Just west of Savannah in Effingham County sits Roebling Road Raceway, a gem that remains relatively unknown to many people in our area.

  Timeless Savannah spots become popular wedding venues, help boost local economy

A lot of people look to Savannah for their special day, which puts a lot of money into our economy.

  Chatham Emergency Services gives NYE safety tips

New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate, but those celebrations also come with risks. Chief Bengie Cowart with Chatham Emergency Services shared some advice on how to keep the festivities safe.

  Glynn County golf legend to become CBS commentator

Davis Love III is about to put down his putter in a few weeks for a new part-time career as a CBS commentator.

  Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire to host annual Reindeer Run

The Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire is hosting its annual Reindeer Run on Sunday, December 15.

Ottawa Farms host old-fashoned Christmas

“If you want to go back to the days when Christmas was about family and friends and not all the hustle and bustle, this is the place to be."

  Annual Christmas on the River Festival happening on River Street

River Street will soon be turned into a Christmas wonderland for the annual Christmas on the River Festival.

  Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run

Runners will compete in the Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run this Saturday.

  Design District Holiday Walk

Shopping downtown is usually considered at the stores on or around Broughton Street, but once a year, a group just a little farther south likes to showcase itself.

  Tybee Island Marine Science Center making construction progress

Construction on the new Tybee Island Marine Science Center is making progress.

  Long Drive fundraiser to benefit adaptive golf program

Local golfers will be able to do more than just talk about how long they drive the ball-they can prove it at a competition that will benefit the adaptive golf program at Hunter Army Airfield.

  United Way Turkey Trot

Before you chow down on the Turkey Day feast, you can burn some calories at the United Way Turkey Trot! The event includes multiple races.

  UGA Skidaway scientist prepares for Arctic expedition

UGA Skidaway scientists prepares for Arctic expedition

  Clay shooting competition to benefit breast cancer research

This Friday, local businesses will partner up to raise money for breast cancer survivors. Pink Clays for the Cause is a clay shooting competition that Savannah Toyota and Doctor John Paletta help host.

  Holiday Tour of Homes in Savannah

Peek inside Savannah's most beautiful homes.

  The Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters at Riceboro Rice Fest

Celebrate history and culture at the annual Riceboro Rice Fest! The event runs Nov. 2-9, 2019.

  Savannah Police to host Safe Neighborhood Spooktacular

The Savannah Police Department has a new central precinct this Halloween, and to celebrate they’re hosting a Safe Neighborhood Spooktacular on Halloween Night.

21st annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival set to kick off in Richmond Hill

Seafood lovers will converge on Richmond Hill this weekend for the 21st annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival!