SCCPSS holds Teacher of the Year Gala

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System held its annual Teacher of the Year Gala Friday night.

2 women arrested in Liberty Co. on drug charges

  Chatham County Commission approves staff for CCDC

Public memorial service held of Faye Marie Swetlik

  City of Savannah monitoring downtown flowers during cold snap

  Grant helping bring broadband internet to McIntosh, Evans counties

  Ogeechee River causing flooding, washed out roads

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  Groundbreaking ceremony held for renovation project at Juliet Gordon Low Birthplace

  Mayor Van Johnson honored at last commission meeting as county employee

  Coast Guard honors crews who rescued Golden Ray crew members

  Former Mercer Medical student recovering after stroke, sharing signs and symptoms

Alamo Plaza shooting suspect arrested thanks to collaborative effort

Proposal to rezone portion of Ottawa Farms tabled at council meeting

  New early voting location added in Pooler

Chatham County is preparing for a busy election year starting with early voting for March’s Presidential Preference Primary.

  Chatham County Students celebrate Arbor Day by planting new trees

Friday is Arbor Day.A day set aside to celebrate the importance of trees.To mark the occasion Friday morning some students in Chatham County got their hands dirty to learn about the crucial role trees play in our environment.

Appeals court keeps block on Mississippi 6-week abortion ban

A federal appeals court is keeping a block on a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions as early as six weeks - when many women may not even know they are pregnant.

TBI releases new information on vehicle possibly connected to Amber Alert for missing toddler

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has uncovered new information regarding an Amber Alert that was issued Wednesday for a 15-month-old girl out of Sullivan County.

  Georgia Day Parade wraps up in downtown Savannah

Savannah Police car involved in crash with pedestrian

Heavy rain, flooding affecting roads around the area

  Effingham Co. Sheriff to run for re-election

  Rooted in History: Richard R. Wright’s legacy lives on at Savannah State University

  Rate Discrimination: Some insurance companies give better rates for customers with certain jobs, education

  Ardsley Park town hall held to discuss crime

An Ardsley Park town hall was held Thursday night at the First Presbyterian Church to address crime in the neighborhood.

  Daycare center abruptly closed in Richmond Hill

Parents arrived to find the Angel Learning Center doors chained and the daycare closed Thursday morning.

  Summit Apartments getting new management after fatal fire

The Savannah Summit Apartment homes is in the process of getting new management about a half a year after a deadly fire.

President Donald Trump holding rally in North Charleston

President Donald Trump is expected to hold a rally in North Charleston next week.

Lowcountry masseuse arrested after admitting to inappropriately touching female client

A Lowcountry masseuse has been charged with criminal sexual conduct – third degree.

  Rain impacting dirt roads in Bulloch Co.

In some places, rural dirt roads look like rivers as rains soak the ground around them. In Bulloch County, officials have closed several dirt roads and have urged drivers to use caution on many others.

  Amazon distribution center bringing jobs to Port Wentworth

Some big news for job seekers in the Port Wentworth area. A brand new distribution center is in the works that will employ around one thousand people once finished.

Savannah man pleads guilty to drug trafficking, prostitution charges

A man the Department of Justice calls a “gun-carrying pimp” admitted to illegally possessing a machine gun as well as drug trafficking and prostitution conspiracies.

Missing Clemson University student found dead in Tenn.

Deputies said they found the body of John Andrew Martin Jr., 21, along with his car in Sevier County.

  Man stops in the Hostess City as part of his walk across America

What started as a trip on foot across the country has turned into an awareness effort.

  Screven Co. schools closed Friday because of roads washing out due to rain

In Screven County, the last week of rain leaves a dozen dirt roads washed out or impassable.

  Effingham Co. School District seeking to pass $100 million bond referendum

Effingham County School District is asking for your help.

  Red light cameras: Are they working?

A WTOC Investigation found serious crashes have decreased in the years since the Savannah city leaders installed red light cameras at several intersections. However, it also uncovered a growing number of unpaid tickets.

  2 displaced after house fire on Wilmington Island

Emergency crews have responded to a structure fire on Penn Waller Road near Larbre Road on Wilmington Island.

  Toombs Co. sheriff offers tips for 2020 Census volunteers

The U.S. Census Bureau is asking for paid volunteers to assist with the 2020 census count, but some could be hesitant to sign up due to safety.

New grades coming to Tybee Island Maritime Academy

According to the academy, the Georgia Board of Education approved an amendment to add 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

Bat found on Savannah State campus tests positive for rabies

A bat found on the Savannah State University campus has tested positive for rabies, according to the Chatham County Health Department.

  Graveface Museum of Oddities opens in downtown Savannah

Ryan Graveface removed the veil and opened the doors to his museum of curiosities last Friday in downtown Savannah.

  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.

TBI issues Amber Alert for east Tennessee infant last seen in December

TBI said 15-month-old Evelyn Mae Boswell was last seen Dec. 26, 2019. She was not reported missing until Feb. 18.

SPD investigates morning crash that seriously injured driver on I-16

The Savannah Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating a crash that resulted in serious injuries Thursday morning on I-16 at I-516.

First Alert Weather Day: Widespread, cold rain forecast to impact the commute and plans

Thursday is a First Alert Weather Day. Widespread rain is forecast to slow both commutes, especially the evening drive, and will soak just-about any outdoor plans.

SCHP: 2 dead in head-on Colleton County crash

Two people died in a two-car crash Wednesday night in Colleton County, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

  Visit Savannah expects big crowds for both St. Patrick’s Day events

We’re less than a month from Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day festival and parade.

Lowcountry islands land in Guinness World Records

It’s official! Fripp Island Resort and Pledge the Pink have been certified by the Guinness World Records for “Longest Line of Garden Flamingos.”

  Port Wentworth city council holds first meeting with newly appointed member

After weeks at a standstill, the Port Wentworth city council was finally able to get down to business. They welcomed their new District 1 councilman at a special meeting Wednesday night.

Garden City police find missing teen

The Garden City Police Department is asking for help locating a missing teen.

Ridgeland Fire puts out major fire at vacant home

The Ridgeland Fire Department put a fire out at a vacant home on Wednesday afternoon.

Construction set to begin on environmental protection barrier around Golden Ray

Construction is set to begin on Thursday on the environmental protection barrier around the grounded motor vessel Golden Ray.

JCSO arrests man for trafficking methamphetamine

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man for trafficking methamphetamine.

Estill man arrested for sexual conduct with a minor

The Hampton County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged an Estill man with first degree Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor.

Teen indicted on murder charges for death of 13-year-old

A teen has been indicted for the Nov. 15 death of 13-year-old La’Meya Mitchell.

Montgomery Co. EMA gives update on local State of Emergency

The Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency gave an update on the local State of Emergency Wednesday afternoon on their Facebook.

  Four defendants plead not guilty in Crocker death penalty case

Four people facing the death penalty in the deaths of two teens in Effingham County pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday.

  Top Teacher: Mike Carswell

Mike Carswell teaches AP and Honors history at Calvary Day School.

  New Development coming to Pooler Fall 2020

Another development has now popped up in Pooler.Work on the project, located off of Towne Center Drive, just recently got underway.“We want a piece of it. It is a growing developing area,” said part owner of the property Tony Yang.

SPD identifies suspect in the shooting death of a young mother

The Savannah Police Department is asking for help finding a suspect in the shooting death of 17-year-old Alexis Devoe.

  Statesboro race raising money to fight homelessness

On any given day there are more than 10,000 homeless people in the state of Georgia alone.

  Metter Police looking for man spotted in people’s yards at night

How worried would you be at a stranger prowling your yard late at night? Police in Metter say someone’s been spotted in yards near people’s homes and they want to know why.

  Suspect involved in police chase ending in crash found in Darien River

The search for a suspect involved in a police chase and crash in McIntosh County has ended.

  City of Savannah continues fight against blighted properties

The blighted properties will be redeveloped and turned into affordable housing for modest income, first time home buyers. City leaders say the lots were frequently used for illegal dumping. `

  Plans to hire new Savannah City Manager on track despite council’s decision to hire new search firm

The plan to hire a new city manager for Savannah is still on track despite the city council’s recent decision to pick a new search firm.

  17th annual International Food and Wine Tasting to benefit local charities

15 local restaurants will offer signature dishes featuring more than 50 wines to taste from all over the world.

Police identify suspect in Golden and Eagle Streets shooting

The Savannah Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday afternoon at Golden and Eagle streets.

  Altamaha River levels concerning Wayne Co. community

River levels are high in Georgia.

  Richmond Hill to offer a shuttle to the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day parade

The countdown is on until people from all over the country come to the hostess city for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Soldier to face court-martial on Ft. Stewart for involuntary manslaughter

Fort Stewart officials confirm a soldier will face a court-martial.

2 Georgia women sentenced in child pornography case

Two Southeast Georgia women have been sentenced for creating and distributing child pornography.

Driver gets wish to be laid to rest in school bus casket

A lifelong Minnesota resident and beloved school bus driver will be laid to rest in a school bus casket.

Effingham County Superintendent offered job in Alabama county

Effingham County Superintendent Randy Shearouse is set to retire at the end of this year, but he could have another job already lined up.

Cayce community holds vigil to remember 6-year-old Faye Swetlik

Under a gloomy sky in Cayce, community members poured out to remember and grieve 6-year-old Faye Swetlik.

  Edna Jackson’s historic journey to Savannah Mayor

On December 7th 2011, the citizens of Savannah made history by electing the city’s first African-American female mayor.

  Woman arrested for shooting on LaRoche, Bismark avenues on Tuesday night

The Chatham County Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting Tuesday night near LaRoche and Bismark avenues.

Housing Authority of Savannah opens online application process

The Housing Authority of Savannah is opening its application process on Wednesday, Feb. 19.

  Jasper Co. Sheriff’s Office holds community meeting to discuss future plans

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is cracking down on crime.

Missing SCCPSS student found safe

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System’s campus police are asking for help locating 16-year-old Xander Perez.

Police chief: Neighbor abducted and killed 6-year-old Faye Swetlik

Officials with the Cayce Department of Public Safety said a neighbor abducted and killed 6-year-old Faye Swetlik.

  Hampton County Council discussing possible secession of Yemasee

Hampton County Council is meeting in an executive session Tuesday tonight to discuss the possible secession of Yemasee.