Colleton County schools to debate return to in-person learning

The Colleton County School District says they will be meeting to deliberate on adding more in-person learning opportunities.

SC state parks offer mountains to sea virtual field trips

Kemp to use $5M in virus aid to help students finish college

‘Moving at an unacceptable pace’: S.C. lawmakers form committee to review COVID-19 vaccine rollout

  Vigil held for COVID-19 victims in Chatham Co.

  Rev. Hosea Williams helped bring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Savannah during the civil rights movement

Ga. representatives on safety measures at the State Capitol

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  WTOC anchor learns if she received the vaccine or placebo during COVID-19 vaccine trial

  Changes made to Effingham Co. MLK celebration for safety

  DHEC reports 2,946 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths Monday

  Dr. King’s legacy lives on in places he may have never visited

  COVID-19 testing changes begin at Savannah Civic Center

  Savannah funeral home’s secret role in the Civil Rights Movement

  COVID-19 testing site returns to Statesboro park

Statesboro and Bulloch County will add a new site for COVID-19 testing this week.

Ga. DPH reports more than 4,400 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 4,428 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Monday, Jan. 17.

  Bayou Cafe’s 30 year run on River Street coming to an end

The open sign is getting ready to be taken down at the Bayou Cafe on River Street. For 30 years, it’s been a place many went to enjoy food, friends, and live music.

  Feed the Hungry holds free gas giveaway

People lined up as early as 5 a.m. Monday to get their free gas as a part of Rep. Carl Gilliard’s free gas giveaway. He says it was important for him to spend the day giving back.

Death investigation underway at Hilton Head boat landing

Publix to begin offering COVID-19 vaccines by appointment in S.C.

Victim shot Sunday afternoon near Boyd, Walton streets has died

  Monument to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Savannah is delayed by the pandemic

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. around the Coastal Empire, Lowcountry

  Ga. & S.C. saw increase in gun sales in 2020

  Plane makes emergency landing in Richmond Hill

A single engine plane had to make an emergency landing in Richmond Hill today after technical failures caused the engine to fail.

Protestors gather at State House over free speech concerns

Florence resident Shawn Laurie organized the event, titled “Drive4America”.

Colleton County detective dies after catching COVID-19

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office says one of their detectives has died after contracting COVID-19.

‘An unconstitutional act of political vengeance:’ Graham pens new letter opposing impeachment of Trump

Graham reaffirmed his position in a letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

  DHEC reports 4,584 new COVID-19 cases, 76 deaths Sunday

This brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 351,887 and confirmed deaths to 5,654.

  Members of 165th Airlift Wing deployed to D.C. for Biden’s inauguration

About 60 men and women of the Georgia Air National Guard in the 165th Airlift Wing deployed Saturday to Washington D.C. for the 59th Presidential Inauguration.

  Residents receive COVID-19 vaccines at Savannah clinic

Dozens of people rolled up their sleeves this morning to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

  Big turnout for gun show in Savannah

Thousands flocked to the Eastman Gun Show today at the Savannah Convention Center. Willing to wait in long lines to get their hands on some hard to find products.

Savannah Police arrest suspect in deadly New Year’s shooting

Savannah Police arrested a suspect in connection with the fatal shooting at the Tree House in the early morning hours of January 1.

Ga. DPH reports more than 6,900 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 6,952 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Saturday, Jan. 16.

  DHEC reports 4,671 new COVID-19 cases, 64 deaths Saturday

This brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 346,880 and confirmed deaths to 5,577.

  SSU plants community garden

Savannah State University recently broke ground on a campus community garden they hope will address the needs of students and staff, along with making their community a little greener.

  Beaufort Memorial Hospital canceling COVID-19 vaccine appointments due to decrease in expected shipment

Beaufort Memorial Hospital is canceling COVID-19 vaccination appointments after the hospital says it was informed it would not receive the expected dosage shipments in the coming weeks.

  City of Savannah launches app for 311 service

Savannah’s 311 service recently launched an app for iPhone and Android that offers a number of resources, from checking on garbage schedules to paying utilities.

  Savannah man fuels passion by preserving auto history

Savannah’s racing roots run deep. From hosting the first grand prix outside of Europe to the annual Savannah Speed Classic.

SC Hospital Association: Hospitals will receive ‘significantly less’ COVID-19 vaccine next week

South Carolina hospitals will be getting “significantly less” COVID-19 vaccines next week, according to officials with the South Carolina Hospital Association.

  Savannah Convention Center expansion a top priority for Rep. Stephens

The first week of the new legislative session in Georgia is in the books.

  Appling Co. receiving STEM funding for new labs

One school district will soon be able to beef up the labs that get kids interests and prepare them for the future.

  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.

  CCPD to increase patrols ahead of Inauguration Day

The FBI is warning of an increased threat of violence ahead of Wednesday’s inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden.

  New Bacon Co. sheriff sets goals for office

Bacon County Sheriff Andy Batten might be new to the Office of Sheriff, but he’s not new to this sheriff’s office.

  Construction making progress on new Marine Science Center

Tybee Island’s new Marine Science Center is expected to open in just a few weeks and the old one is about empty.

  Coastal Health District gives update on COVID-19 to Chatham Co. Commission

Cases of COVID-19, positive tests and Community transmission rate remain in the red zone this week as Chatham County faces a post-holiday surge.

  DHEC reports 1,845 new COVID-19 cases, 93 deaths Friday, says numbers still incomplete

There are 2,424 hospitalized patients who have COVID-19 or are suspected of having it and awaiting a test, DHEC said.

Ga. DPH reports more than 7,300 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 7,394 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Friday, Jan. 15.

  State, local leaders discuss alternative energy resources on Tybee Island

A Georgia Public Service commissioner met with Tybee’s mayor and a Savannah alderman about alternative energy.

Shooting investigation underway in parking lot of Burton convenience store

An investigation into shots fired in the parking lot of a convenience store in Burton is underway Friday morning.

Changes coming to COVID-19 testing at Savannah Civic Center

A few changes are coming to COVID-19 testing at the Savannah Civic Center.

In coronavirus vaccine drive, Deep South falls behind

The coronavirus vaccines have been rolled out unevenly across the U.S., but some states in the Deep South have had particularly dismal inoculation rates.

Pandemic forces change to MLK celebrations in the Coastal Empire, Lowcountry

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on Monday and if you were hoping to honor Dr. King’s legacy ahead of time, there are a few options in the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire.

  Gov. Kemp: Changes coming to citizen’s arrest law

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp delivered the 2021 State of the State Address Thursday morning before the Georgia General Assembly.

SPD investigating after body found at the 37th St. Connector off I-16

The Savannah Police Department is investigating after a body was found at the 37th Street Connector off of Interstate-16.

  COVID-19 cases rising in Bulloch Co.

Plenty of people expected COVID-19 case numbers to increase over the holidays. But now, in mid-January, city and county leaders are more than eager to see them drop back down.

  New Oncology Center opens in Hinesville

Liberty Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph’s/Candler announced a brand new Oncology program that will bring the latest treatment to Hinesville.

  Tybee Island to have virtual presentation for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tybee Island is ready to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day next week, but like many other events, they’ve altered how they’ll be doing it.

Pilot killed in plane crash in Rosewood neighborhood identified

Around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the single-engine plane hit a house before hitting the ground.

  DHEC confirms 4,809 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, but numbers still incomplete

DHEC says the percent positive from the 18,115 tests most recently reported to them was 26.5%.

  Chatham Co. seeing low flu activity

After a record flu season in Georgia last year, this year cases of the flu are way down.

  Asked and Answered: Filing taxes while on unemployment

The Georgia Department of Labor has paid more than $16.8 billion in benefits to unemployed Georgians since the beginning of the pandemic.

  Local farmers to be showcased in special

Farm-related businesses in Candler County have a place to grow. That place is helping draw some attention on state-wide television.

  Father, son make history working together at Pooler Police Department

One of the newest Officers to join the Pooler Police Department has a familiar name. That’s because, it’s the same as his fathers, who just so happens to be a 25-year veteran of the department.

  RHMS students receive grant to develop tech idea

Richmond Hill Middle School students are working hard and it’s paying off.

Wayne Co. Sheriff’s Office, GBI investigating death on Oglethorpe Rd.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death on Oglethorpe Road.

Ga. DPH reports more than 6,400+ new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 5,685 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

  Biden taps Jaime Harrison to serve as Democratic chairman

Jaime Harrison, the failed South Carolina Senate candidate and longtime Democratic Party official, is President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to lead the national party, according to multiple party officials.

Heartbeat abortion ban may finally pass in South Carolina

A committee in the South Carolina General Assembly is set to take the first in a series of votes on a fetal heartbeat bill.

  Beaufort Co. School System to take out loan after tax bills delayed

The Beaufort County School District is taking out a loan to keep the lights on while they wait on tax funding. That tax money is delayed while the county’s auditor and council are locked in a legal battle.

  Tybee Island Maritime Academy discussing ways to revamp COVID-19 protocols

Tybee Island Maritime Academy is discussing ways to revamp some of its COVID-19 protocols to keep schools open and students inside the classroom safely.

Mace co-sponsors bill to award Congressional medal for officer who diverted rioters

First District Congresswoman Nany Mace and two other House members are calling for an honor for a U.S. Capitol officer.

SC National Guard to send members to DC ahead of inauguration

Members of the South Carolina National Guard will provide support for Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration Wednesday.

Brooklet man charged with rape turns himself in

A Brooklet man has been arrested on rape charges from an incident that happened in July 2020.

Beaufort Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting on Lady’s Island

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred Thursday morning on Lady’s Island.

  No delays expected for tax filing deadline

We are three months away from the tax filing deadline. The IRS delayed it last year, due to the pandemic, but WTOC spoke to Georgia’s state revenue commissioner who does not see that happening this tax season.

Ludowici home destroyed in early-morning fire

A home was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning in Long County.

Ga. Dept. of Driver Services closed for system upgrade

The Georgia Department of Driver Services will be closed for the next couple of days for a system upgrade.

Amid Democratic wins, virus, Georgia GOP gov to talk economy

Georgia’s GOP governor is set to deliver his annual State of the State address, highlighting a strong economy amid a surging coronavirus death toll and historic Democratic wins in his state for president and two Senate seats.

Gov. McMaster defends COVID-19 response in State of the State

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is expected to share his priorities for the year at his State of the State address.

100-year-old veteran from North Charleston receives 1,200 birthday cards

A North Charleston man received a big surprise from around the globe for his 100th birthday.