Town of Hilton Head Island responding to incident involving alligator removal from Legendary Golf

The Town of Hilton Head Island has responded to an incident involving an alligator removed from Legendary Golf.

  Tybee City Council votes to save money from canceled firework show

  Unemployment concerns as workers look for answers from Ga. Department of Labor

  Virtual court hearings held in Appling County

  Tybee business opens amidst pandemic

  COVID-19 testing expanding in the Lowcountry

City of Savannah to keep the historic Gamble building

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SC governor extends state of emergency related to COVID-19 outbreak

  Savannah City Council discussing upgrades for railroad crossings

  Liberty County EMA prepared for possible second wave of COVID-19

  Running through the pandemic

Kemp extends state of emergency to mid-July

Necco Wafers are returning! Here’s where you can buy the classic candy

Statesboro Police chief issues statement to citizens regarding incident in Minneapolis

The Statesboro Police Department chief has issued a statement regarding the video in Minneapolis of a white police officer seen kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed black man during an arrest, even after the man said he couldn't breathe and stopped moving.

Annual Tybee Beach Bum Parade canceled

An event considered "the South's largest water fight" has been canceled this year due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Hours away from being put on ventilator, COVID-19 patient is saved by experimental treatment

Doctors at the Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center say an experimental COVID-19 treatment being tested there has been one of the first signs of hope in the fight against this virus.

  Coastal Ga. Botanical Gardens reopens Thursday

The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm will reopen on Thursday, May 28, following the Coronavirus shutdown.

  Bluffton man arrested for criminal sexual conduct with a minor

Shooting incident leads to juvenile’s arrest, no injuries

  ATV, scooter sales surge during pandemic

New ‘Hunger Games’ book sells more than 500,000 copies

  Jasper Co. coach on the mend after hand reconstruction surgery

  Preliminary hearing set for three men charged in Ahmaud Arbery’s death

Fort Bragg soldier reported missing from N.C. campsite

SPC Enrique Roman-Martinez, 21, was last seen on Friday, May 22, at a campsite on South Core Banks, near Mile Marker 46. This is one of the islands that make up Cape Lookout National Seashore.

  Savannah Police investigate second flashing incident

For the second time in about a week, Savannah police are investigating a flashing incident.

DHEC director announces resignation amid coronavirus pandemic

The leader of South Carolina health agency announced on Wednesday that he is stepping down.

  Savannah hotel occupancy takes a dip during pandemic

Tourism has been hit especially hard due to the pandemic. It’s evident in Savannah when you look at hotel occupancy rates.

  Pandemic could change your hurricane evacuation plan

Beaufort County Emergency Management says the most important question right now is where you will go in case of an evacuation.

  New cellphone tracker tool helping find boaters in distress

The U.S Coast Guard and marine rescue crews are using a new tool that helps find boaters in distress.

Suspects arrested for selling drugs, firearms in Southeast Ga.

Five suspects have been arrested for distributing narcotics and illegally selling firearms across multiple counties in Southeast Georgia.

  Red Gate Farms making adjustments to keep people safe, happy on wedding days

Getting married during the COVID-19 pandemic looks a lot different. It’s also forced many wedding venues to cancel or postpone weddings.

  Annual United Methodist 'Campmeeting’ canceled for the first time since the Civil War

The annual “Campmeeting” at Effingham County United Methodist Campground has truly stood the test of time.

Bertha forms, hits South Carolina coast, dissipates in a day

A tropical storm warning has been issued for South Carolina's coast and the storm was expected to bring heavy rainfall, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Savannah man charged with possession of child pornography

A Savannah man has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.

  Krispy Kreme is giving away free doughnuts for 5 days in June

Krispy Kreme is extending its free doughnut giveaway promotion to give customers more opportunities to swing by and pick up a sweet treat.

  Home invasion under investigation in Yemassee

Yemassee Police and SLED agents responded to the scene of a home invasion on Murcier Street Wednesday morning.

Midway couple indicted on multiple child pornography charges

A couple from Midway has been indicted on multiple child pornography charges.

Person of interest wanted in hit-and-run incident at Berwick shopping center parking lot

Chatham County Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in connection to a hit-and-run that left one person injured earlier this month.

Police respond to situation on Cordage Cir. in Port Wentworth

Police responded to a situation on Cordage Circle in Port Wentworth Tuesday night.

  Memorial Day weekend hotel occupancy higher than expected

Savannahians had a busy Memorial Day weekend on and off the beach.

  Savannah Riverboat Cruises back open

Savannah’s Riverboat Cruises is finally back open for business.

  2020 Brooklet Peanut Festival canceled

The 2020 Brooklet Peanut Festival has been canceled due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

  America’s Second Harvest of the Coastal Empire distributes over four million pounds of food in last nine weeks

America’s Second Harvest of the Coastal Empire continues its mission to find ways to get food to families in need across 21 counties.

  Richmond Hill teacher paralyzed in accident on inflatable waterslide

A Richmond Hill teacher is recovering in the ICU at Memorial Health after an accident on an inflatable waterslide.

  CAT plans for 2021 budget amid coronavirus pandemic uncertainty

Chatham Area Transit got their first look at the 2021 budget Tuesday.

  Splash in the Boro to remain closed this summer

Splash in the Boro, the waterpark in Statesboro, will remain closed for the summer.

  Hilton Head leaders reflect on extremely busy Memorial Day weekend

The town of Hilton Head Island has just wrapped up their first big holiday weekend since the COVID-19 outbreak. Now, leaders of the town are looking back and reflecting on the choices they made while they were preparing.

  Doctors encourage checking on children’s mental health during pandemic

With changes to the school year, summer trips and big life events, this pandemic has deeply impacted children.

  Richmond Hill mayor pleased with community following COVID-19 guidelines

Slowly but surely, we are starting to see more and more cities start getting back into the swing of things amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  GSP makes 317 DUI arrests statewide over Memorial Day weekend

Georgia State Patrol troopers say they didn’t see as much traffic this weekend as the average Memorial Day holiday, but certainly more than they’ve seen on weekends the past few months since the pandemic started.

  Pool business swimming in success despite pandemic

While many businesses have faced a tough road due to COVID-19 some have actually reaped the benefits of families spending more time at home.One of those industries, pools and spas.

  Savannah mayor, alcohol compliance unit visited restaurants over Memorial Day weekend

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson once again went out in the community this past weekend to see if businesses and people were complying with guidelines and mandates aimed to keep COVID-19 from spreading in Savannah, this time with the Alcohol Beverage and Compliance Unit for the Savannah Police Department.

  Six Flags announces new safety measures for when parks reopen

If you are planning a trip to Six Flags this year, you will need to know about the new policies the company has put in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

  Person taken into custody after standoff at Port Wentworth apartment complex

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office and Port Wentworth Police Department have responded to a barricaded person at Rice Creek Apartments.

  Man shot, killed at pool party on St. Helena Island

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly shooting that occurred at a pool party on Monday night.

’Incomprehensible’: Police say World War I monument vandalized on Memorial Day in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh police are investigating after they discovered a World War I memorial vandalized on Memorial Day.

First Alert Weather Day: Rain, some heavy, washing out Tuesday plans

A passing area of low pressure will deliver widespread rain, breezy winds, higher-than-normal tides, and an elevated risk of rip currents to the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry through Wednesday morning.

  Salvation Army continues to help those impacted by COVID-19

The Salvation Army is continuing to help people impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Secretary of State: Return Georgia mail-in ballots now

Georgia’s chief election official is urging residents to send in their absentee ballots now instead of waiting.

  Gold Star families remember loved ones on Memorial Day

Terri Criscio is the mother of U.S. Army Green Baret Dustin Wright.

Suspect arrested for shooting at Pooler apartment complex

A suspect has been arrested for a shooting at a Pooler apartment complex on Monday.

  Memorial Day events held around the Coastal Empire

Multiple events were held around the Coastal Empire on Monday in honor of Memorial Day.

  Richmond Hill senior living facility builds visiting booth for residents

For residents at the Station Exchange in Richmond Hill, they say this is the first time they've been able to see their loved ones. Even if it's through a shield of plastic, they say it feels much better than just having a conversation over the phone.

  Richmond Hill honors veterans despite canceled ceremony

With many Memorial Day ceremonies being canceled due to COVID-19, some people took it upon themselves to still pay tribute to those who have served.

  Tybee Island reports first sea turtle nest of 2020 season

The nest was too low on the beach so it did have to be relocated by trained volunteers with the Department of Natural Resources.

  Memorial Day weekend brings big boost to HHI businesses

There has been a full parking lot at Coligny Plaza on Hilton Head Island for the first time in months. And workers around the area say they feel like the summer season has finally returned.

  Savannah-Chatham teacher on state task force creating plan to reopen schools

It’s a big question on everyone’s mind. When and how will Georgia schools reopen for the next school year?

  Visitors to Hilton Head take precautions for Memorial Day

Many people took advantage of Memorial Day to come down and take a weekend trip to Hilton Head despite COVID-19.

  Memorial Day crowds helping Tybee businesses

After weeks of being closed, many Tybee Island businesses say they're happy to have turned the closed sign to open again.

Pizza Hut will give away free medium pizza to 2020 graduates

Pizza Hut announced that restaurants will be giving away a free, one-topping medium pizza to the Class of 2020.

  Ga. Secretary of State encourages use of absentee ballots after COVID-19 causes election office closures

Appling County Board of Elections had to close its office after a person who came to cast their ballot tested positive for COVID-19.

  Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum reopens just in time to honor Memorial Day

The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force reopened to the public Monday. Just in time for Memorial Day.

  Tybee city leaders say extra patrols helped parking over Memorial Day weekend

The City of Tybee Island's focus for this weekend was to control not only the crowds on the beach, but the traffic and parking.

  Proud to be a Farmer: L. G. Herndon, Jr.

WTOC’s Andrew Gorton talked with a farmer in Toombs County about how his family is handing farming during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Savannah veterans honor fallen heroes at Laurel Grove South

On Memorial Day, members of the American Legion Post 500 would normally meet at Laurel Grove South Cemetery for a special ceremony.

SLED charges Hampton Co. teen with murder in connection to fatal May 3 shooting

The S.C. Law Enforcement Division made an arrest in connection to the shooting death of Robert L Haynes, Jr. on May 3.

  Observing Memorial Day in Coastal Ga. during a pandemic

Memorial Day is the first holiday since Georgia and South Carolina started easing their Coronavirus restrictions.

Georgia to give counties $6M to repair flood-damaged roads

Georgia counties that saw flooding earlier this year can apply for up to $6 million in emergency road repair grants.

  Heavy traffic, but few incidents on Tybee Island Memorial Day weekend

Beach-goers weren’t the only ones out and about on Tybee Island, law enforcement was there to keep traffic going smoothly and help keep everyone safe.

  Tybee lifeguards focus on keeping beach-goers safe ahead of Memorial Day

Many say they’re happy to get out and feel a sense of normalcy again. With these crowds, however, comes an even harder job for the lifeguards who are trying to keep their eyes on everything.

Hundreds show on and off the water for ‘MAGA’ boat parade

The water was packed with participants and others out boating during the holiday weekend.