United Way young leaders graduate

A big night for the United Way of the Coastal Empire as the agency prepares for the future.

  Tree limb falls on car injuring woman in Beaufort Co.

  SC reports 1,297 new COVID-19 cases, 13 additional deaths Tuesday

  Chatham Co. election officials expecting to meet recount deadline

  Statesboro City Council discussing COVID-19 funds

  Local non-profits counting on generosity of “Giving Tuesday”

  Beaufort Co. School District discusses plans for next semester

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  Richmond Hill City Council to discuss SPLOST funding for Boles Park

Statesboro to regulate food truck vendors

  Savannah mayor doubles down on promise to enforce mask mandate

Ga. DPH reports 2,800+ cases on Tuesday

Savannah location of World Market to close

Zunzi’s moving to new location

Vice President Mike Pence to visit Savannah Friday

Vice President Mike Pence will return to Georgia Friday for a Defend the Majority Rally in Savannah.

Feed the Hungry asking for donations for annual Christmas dinner, toy giveaway

Christmas is just a few weeks away and Savannah Feed the Hungry is trying to help families have a traditional holiday.

Second Harvest holding drive-thru food distribution event for Giving Tuesday

Chatham County families can get help with putting food on their tables Tuesday.

Kemp: COVID-19 vaccinations to start within weeks in Georgia

Georgia’s governor says he expects health care workers in Georgia will begin being vaccinated against COVID-19 in the second or third week of December.

  Hilton Head firefighters put up holiday fire safety wreath

  Tybee Island hosting community food donation program

  Family Connections’ Angel Tree program back for another year

  Tourism Leadership Council talks about mask usage in Downtown Savannah

  SCAD purchases former low-income housing high rise

Kemp extends state’s public health emergency into new year

  Small businesses on Hilton Head shift for shopping’s busiest week

Many businesses on Hilton Head Island saw a busy shopping season begin this weekend

  Bulloch Co. farmer prepares for oncoming cold weather

South Georgia citrus growers have seen a warm, mild fall so far. This sudden drop in temperatures could affect not only this fruit but younger trees for years to come.

  SC reports 1,174 new COVID-19 cases, 27 additional deaths Monday

DHEC says the percent positive from the 6,514 tests reported to them statewide on Saturday was 18%.

  GBI makes arrests in fatal Pembroke shooting

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says three men are in custody after a 17-year-old was killed in a drive-by shooting on Saturday in Pembroke.

  Holiday online sales helping candy shops survive amid pandemic

Savannah’s Candy Kitchen is shipping out boxes of holiday orders.

Ga. DPH reports 1,500+ cases on Monday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 1,535 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Monday, Nov. 30.

  Former state trooper out on bond in felony murder case

A former state trooper charged in a felony murder case was granted a $100,000 cash or property bond on Monday.

  Sheriff: Mom’s boyfriend put 5-year-old out of car for “being unruly” before he was hit, killed by another vehicle

A 5-year-old child has died after being hit by a vehicle in Fort Mitchell Sunday evening.

Savannah Fire extinguishes early-morning fire at vacant structure

Savannah Fire crews responded to a structure fire in West Savannah early Monday morning.

First Alert Weather Day: ‘Marginal’ severe risk with early-morning storms

Monday is a First Alert Weather Day. Widespread rain and a couple of strong to severe storms are expected through the morning commute.

  P.A.C.K. the Stocking event to deliver presents to 800 kids in Savannah area

P.A.C.K. held their first annual P.A.C.K. the Stocking event on Sunday to help meet the needs of children in the community this holiday season.

Pres. Trump ‘ashamed’ of his endorsement of Ga. governor

President Donald Trump said Sunday he was “ashamed” for endorsing the Republican governor of Georgia after he lost in the state to Democrat Joe Biden.

NB Talmadge Bridge open after crash involving semi-track

Drivers heading northbound along the Talmadge Bridge should expect delays. Police are working to clear a crash involving a semi-truck that happened on Sunday afternoon.

SC House to meet this week to organize, not pass bills

The House plans to meet Tuesday and Wednesday to get ready for the 124th session of the General Assembly.

Kannapolis-based F1 driver Romain Grosjean escapes after car crashes, splits in half and bursts into flames at Bahrain Grand Prix

The 34-year-old French driver managed to escape after he slid off track on the first lap and his Haas car burst into flames after being sliced in two by a barrier.

  DHEC: 1,053 new COVID-19 cases, 7 new deaths reported in SC

This brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 202,422 and confirmed deaths to 4,050.

  DHEC: 1,797 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths reported in SC

This brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 201,354 and confirmed deaths to 4,043.

Winter Weather Preparedness Week starts in South Carolina

Emergency officials in South Carolina want residents across the state to spend next week preparing for winter and possible icy weather

77-year-old woman killed in drive-by shooting in SC

Deputies have not released any information on the shooting.

Tunnel to Towers pays off mortgage on home of fallen Long County deputy

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation continues to provide support to the family of a fallen Long County deputy.

DHEC to offer free HIV testing Tuesday for World AIDS Day

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control says they’ll be sponsoring a free testing event at local health departments Tuesday.

  Small business created during pandemic thrives

Kreations By Kimberly started with these bows. But a ton of YouTube videos later, the Andersons say their business has become so much more. They’ve even coined this term for their T-shirts

  Mayor ‘disgusted’ as crowds in downtown Savannah disregard mask mandate

Johnson says the city has been trying to work with people instead of directly administering fines, but he says it has come to a point where this isn’t working anymore.

First section of overturned cargo ship lifted out of St. Simons Sound

The first section of the overturned Golden Ray was successfully lifted from the waters of St. Simons Sound on Saturday.

  1 dead after shooting on Rucker Lane in Statesboro

Statesboro Police are investigating after one person was shot to death near a home on Rucker Lane.

Ga. DPH reports 2,600+ cases on Saturday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 2,683 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Saturday, Nov. 28.

2 injured after shooting at Savannah apartment complex

Savannah Police are investigating after two people were shot at the Windsor Arms Apartment Complex on Saturday.

Sheriff’s Office reports inmate found unresponsive during routine check now dead

An inmate at the Chatham County Detention Center is now dead after he was found unresponsive during a routine check on Wednesday night.

14 injured, 1 dead at shooting in SC nightclub

Authorities said deputies responded to a call about gunfire and multiple victims shortly early Saturday.

  SC announces 1,777 new COVID-19 cases, 28 additional deaths Friday

DHEC says the percent positive from the 14,392 tests reported to them statewide on Wednesday was 12.3%.

  WATCH: Holidays at Home

Holidays at Home is filled with stories and ideas that will get you in the Christmas spirit, from picking a Christmas tree to cooking a holiday meal and more.

  Black Friday shopping in stores big and small in Statesboro

Shoppers in Statesboro say, other than masks, they’re not seeing a lot of difference in this Black Friday and others in the past.

Holiday season begins in Savannah with Christmas tree lighting

The Christmas tree is set up at the corner of Broughton and Bull streets in Savannah.

  Richmond Hill boy starts coffee, donut stand to buy toys for kids

An 8-year-old boy in Richmond Hill decided to start his own business in his front yard to help raise money for toys for the fire department’s toy drive.

  Appeals court rejects Trump challenge of Pennsylvania race

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals echoed a string of other courts in finding the Trump campaign offered no evidence of any election fraud. Instead, the court said “the campaign’s claims have no merit.”

  Annual Toys for Tots drive underway; bring donations to WTOC

The annual Toys for Tots drive is underway.

  Tanger Outlets Savannah still a popular destination on Black Friday

Black Friday shopping is in full swing and hundreds of people hit the streets to find the perfect deals ahead of Christmas.

  Shoppers head downtown for Black Friday in Savannah

All day, downtown Savannah saw the hustle and bustle of Black Friday shopping and exploring.

Lowcountry towns decide whether to host Christmas parades

While Charleston City officials are set to give an update on holiday festivities across the city, other Lowcountry towns have decided their parades will go on.

  Businesses encourage the community to shop local this holiday season

‘Tis the season to give! One of the most fun parts about this time of year is picking out special gifts for those near and dear to our heart.

  Local religious leaders offer encouragement during the COVID-19 pandemic

For many people so much of what makes the holiday season special revolves around one thing - faith. If your Hanukkah or Christmas celebrations will be looking different this year, you’re not alone. We spoke with some of our local religious leaders to find out how you can keep the faith during these

Rapid COVID-19 testing coming to Charleston Airport

The Medical University of South Carolina says they may start offering rapid COVID-19 testing kits at Charleston International Airport.

FBI advises online holiday shoppers to keep an eye out for scammers

For those who plan to shop online this holiday season, the FBI wants them to keep an eye out for scammers trying to take their money.

Savannah, Tybee businesses encourage shopping locally this holiday season

Many local businesses and city officials are encouraging shoppers to buy local this holiday season.

  Bubba’s Bistro in Richmond Hill offers last minute Thanksgiving dining

While many restaurants and businesses were closed for Thanksgiving, some were open for business like Bubba’s Bistro in Richmond Hill. But the dining experience definitely looked a lot different because of COVID-19.

MUSC may start offering rapid COVID-19 testing at Charleston Airport next week

The Medical University of South Carolina may soon start offering rapid COVID-19 tests at the Charleston International Airport.

  Salvation Army changes protocol amid COVID-19, but continues giving this holiday season

The Salvation Army knew they wanted to continue serving Thanksgiving meals, but also wanted to do it safely so they made some changes.

  1,000 meals prepared for Jasper County give back event

One thousand people in Jasper County will have a hot meal for Thanksgiving.

  Opening night for TMT Farms light display; collecting canned goods & toys for the needy

Beginning Thursday night, a Bulloch County family welcomes you to their farm to enjoy Christmas decorations that take months to prepare.

  Warm weather attracting Thanksgiving travelers to the beach

Many people are still traveling for the holidays and some chose Tybee Island as their Thanksgiving destination. With the beautiful weather and opportunity to social distance, visitors say it’s a fun and safe place to go for the holiday.

  Tybee restaurant owner discusses special Thanksgiving menu

While many businesses are closed for Thanksgiving, some restaurants stay open and serve Thanksgiving meals for people who want to dine-in or get takeout.

  Christmas-themed adoption event to benefit Coastal Pet Rescue

A local organization is spending Thanksgiving decorating for Christmas. But it’s not just for themselves, they hope you’ll be a part of it so they can help animals in need.

  Local ministry feeds the hungry on Thanksgiving

While many enjoyed Thanksgiving with close family today others spent their day giving back. Sacrificing time with their families to feed those who may not have one of their own. Filling stomachs but more importantly filling hearts with something we could all use a little of, hope.

  Donation helps Statesboro organization provide over 250 Thanksgiving meals

he director of Christian Social Ministries in Statesboro says they’ve seen nearly-record requests for need, including Thanksgiving. But a record donation helped them help plenty of families on Thursday.

  Still need to shop? Here’s what stores are open, closed on Thanksgiving

If you still need to go out and buy some last-minute items for your Thanksgiving feast, just know that your nearby grocery store may be closed. But there are some that will open their doors on Thursday.

  Liberty County family keeps Christmas Tree farm tradition alive

You and your family can cut down your own Christmas Tree in Liberty County.

SCDOT: Non-emergency roadwork suspended through Thanksgiving weekend

The South Carolina Department of Transportation says lane closures are prohibited for non-emergency road work.

Savannah Fire responds to small fire at E. 54th Street home overnight

The Savannah Fire Department extinguished a fire at a home on E. 54th Street overnight.