Savannah gathers virtually to commemorate The Weeping Time

It’s a dark, but meaningful point in Southeast Georgia’s history — The Weeping Time. It was a two-day-long sale of enslaved people which happened in Savannah back in 1859.

Miss LEOna? Pooler Police find another lost cow on Highway 80

  WATCH: Season of St. Patrick

  One dead, three injured after car crashes into Oglethorpe Post Office on Eisenhower Drive

  SC reports 792 new COVID-19 cases, 15 more deaths Saturday

  One dead, two wounded after Friday night shooting in Bluffton

  Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill that includes stimulus checks

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SC reports nearly 800 new COVID-19 cases

1 injured, displaced from Carver St. home after fire

Hinesville home damaged by Friday evening fire

  Sen. Warnock, Rep. Carter express differences of opinion over COVID-19 relief bill

McMaster lifts mandatory face coverings for restaurants, state government facilities

Pre-Civil War era cannon, other artifacts discovered in the Savannah River

  Coastal Health District working to create vaccine clinic for education community

The director of the Coastal Health District said there is a large coordinated effort to vaccinate the education community on Saturday, March 13.

  ‘This is an economic machine’: New distillery opens in Bluffton

A brand new distillery opened in Bluffton on Friday.

  Community rallying around helicopter paramedic battling COVID-19

Many in Bulloch County and surrounding counties have rallied around a helicopter nurse-paramedic who’s battling COVID-19.

  $4.2 million widening project to begin on U.S. 17 from Ga. to Hardeeville

A massive construction project is about to start on I-95, connecting Jasper County to Georgia. And it could impact commuters for years to come.

  SC reports 1,079 new COVID-19 cases, 36 more deaths Friday

  Wayne Co. School District preparing to vaccinate teachers

  Blessing of the Crops held a little earlier this year

New Islands Expressway Bridge delayed until Summer 2023

  Savannah State unveils newly renovated Herty Hall

Ga. DPH reports more than 1,400 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday

Former Jesup police chief files appeal

Jesup’s former police chief has filed an appeal with the city after he was terminated in the beginning of February.

DNR: Help needed with invasive zebra mussels

Invasive Zebra Mussels found in aquarium and pet supply store products across the country

UPDATE: Westbound lanes of I-16 closed reopen just past Dean Forest exit after crash

A crash is causing traffic delays on Interstate 16 in Chatham County.

Traffic delays on southbound I-95 near Richmond Hill

A crash is slowing traffic on Interstate 95 near the Richmond Hill exits.

SC reports more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control said the latest test results for COVID-19 revealed 1,079 new confirmed cases

Lawmaker reintroduces resolution to make the Bible Tennessee’s state book

A Tennessee lawmaker is making a third attempt to make the Holy Bible the official state book.

New major Community Vaccination Center being built in Atlanta

The White House announced Friday that the Administration will be partnering with the state of Georgia to build a new major Community Vaccination Center in Atlanta.

  SLAM returns for 2021 to showcase local artists

Local and regional artists will gather for a free marketplace in Savannah to sell their work.

Georgia could make porch theft a felony; critics decry move

Georgia could make it a felony with mandatory prison time for people who steal a single package off someone’s porch or front step, no matter the value.

Saturday marks one year since first COVID-19 cases reported in South Carolina

Saturday marks a grim milestone in the state’s fight against the novel coronavirus: it is the first anniversary of the first reported confirmed cases in the state.

  A closer look at SPD’s Downtown Directed Patrol

Anytime you park in one of the city’s five public parking garages, your car is under the watchful eyes of SPD’s Downtown Directed Patrol.

Suspect in custody after shots fired incident on Wolf Street

Savannah Police responded to a shots fired incident sparked by a domestic dispute on Wolf Street early Friday morning.

Man critical after shooting on Savannah’s Southside

One man is fighting for his life after a late-night shooting at Turtle Creek Apartments on White Bluff Road.

5 people displaced after kitchen fire in Middleground Rd. home

The Savannah Fire Department responded to two fires Thursday night on Savannah’s southside.

  Some frustrated over Plant Riverside District’s plans for 6-day St. Patrick’s Day festival

The Savannah Plant Riverside District announced Wednesday they would be hosting a six day St. Patrick’s Day festival. Now, locals feel the plan could be a little unfair.

Colleton County School District to hold employee vaccine clinics

Colleton County School District says they will have four virtual learning days in order to hold vaccination clinics for staff.

  Questions over Savannah alderwoman’s opposition to homeless shelter, ties to competing proposal

WTOC Investigates has confirmed an alderwoman on the Savannah City Council who has fought against the Salvation Army of Savannah’s efforts to build a new homeless shelter in West Savannah has ties to a proposal for the same land.

Shots fired on Causton Bluff Road two nights in a row, according to police

The Savannah Police Department is investigating after shots were fired two nights in a row on Causton Bluff Road.

  Chatham Co. officials preparing for mass vaccination site, looking to provide transportation

On Wednesday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced Chatham County will be getting a mass vaccination clinic at Gulfstream Aerospace.

Georgia State Prison employees fired, arrested after inmate injured

Six staff members from Reidsville State Prison have been arrested and fired.

  SC reports 819 new COVID-19 cases, 38 more deaths Thursday

DHEC says the percent positive from the 21,020 molecular tests most recently reported to them was 5.5%.

  Savannah officer will receive an award for courageous service

A Savannah police officer is one of two first responders receiving an award for his courageous service.

  Urgent care center to open in Richmond Hill on Hwy 144

As Richmond Hill grows, so too does it’s need for healthcare access.

  Hilton Head Island’s St. Patrick’s Day parade will be on the water

Hilton Head Island will have a St. Patrick’s Day parade this year, but it will be on the water.

  Fugitive wanted in Statesboro found in Los Angeles

A fugitive accused of stealing from a Bulloch County charity now faces eviction and legal trouble in California.

DPH encourages people in Phase 1A+ to schedule vaccine appointments soon

Gov. Brian Kemp announced the expansion of the COVID-19 vaccination eligibility on Thursday.

  Visitors still coming to Savannah to celebrate Season of St. Patrick

Many usual St. Patrick’s Day festivities have been canceled due to the pandemic.

  Spring Fair returns to Rincon in April

“You know it does make you nervous because you’re the first one doing a big event like this.” But nerves aside, Rincon Recreation Director Mike Osborne says the annual Spring Fair will be back by popular demand this April.

Ga. DPH reports more than 1,800 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 1,867 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Thursday, March 4.

Mellow Mushroom will return to West Liberty Street location under new ownership

Mellow Mushroom will return to West Liberty Street in Downtown Savannah.

SC reports 819 new COVID-19 cases, 38 new deaths

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control said the latest test results for COVID-19 revealed 819 new confirmed cases.

Arizona siblings missing since Oct. could be in Rock Hill, S.C.

Officials say Claudia Huerta, 17, Marcos Huerta, 15, and Teraji Dillard, 3, were reported missing from Glendale, Arizona on October 4.

Group of SC veterans wants medical marijuana bill passed

The veterans say it relaxes them, and helps them have a better quality of life.

Crime Stoppers offers reward for info that solves January SC killing

Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry asked people for information in connection with a fatal shooting in Walterboro.

Authorities audit over 2,800 unemployment claims for fraud in SC

South Carolina officials say more than 2,800 unemployment insurance claims are being investigated for fraud.

3rd ID loosening COVID-19 restrictions for vaccinated soldiers on travel, other activities

The 3rd Infantry Division has updated its coronavirus restrictions for soldiers who have received the vaccine at Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield.

Georgia House unanimously approves $140M income tax cut

The Georgia House has voted unanimously for a $140 million state income tax cut in what Republicans hope is just a first step in further tax relief.

Ban on transgender girls in girls’ sports sought in Georgia

Advocates of a ban on transgender girls playing girls’ sports are turning to the Georgia state Senate.

  SCCPSS prepares for teacher vaccinations as students continue hybrid learning

Savannah-Chatham School Board met for the first time since their students returned to the classroom this calendar year. It was also their first meeting since the governor expanded vaccine criteria to include school staff.

School bus drivers protest outside of SCCPSS board meeting

Ahead of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System board meeting on Wednesday, several bus drivers stood outside the doors protesting their pay.

  New children’s hospital to open at Memorial Health in Savannah

Memorial Health will soon have its own freestanding children’s hospital come March 9.

  Families in crisis face uncertainty as applications for help surge

Over the past four years, Giovone Garvin and her four girls have called a Liberty City neighborhood their home in Savannah.

Terminated CEO will not get job back while lawsuit underway

A Chatham County judge ruled Wednesday, March 3, that terminated CAT bus CEO Bacarra Mauldin will not be getting her job back while her case is underway.

  SC reports 583 new COVID-19 cases, 18 more deaths Wednesday

DHEC says the percent positive from the 9,277 molecular tests most recently reported to them was 9.6%,

  Savannah’s Plant Riverside District announces St. Patrick’s Day festival

The Plant Riverside District has announced plans for a new six-day festival to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

  Speed detection device to be installed in Richmond Hill school zone

In 2019, the Richmond Hill Police Department began looking at areas to put speed enforcement zones.

  Mass vaccination site to open in Chatham County on March 17

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced Wednesday that a new COVID-19 mass vaccination site will open in Chatham County.

Ga. DPH reports more than 1,500 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 1,593 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Wednesday, March 3.

Savannah man sentenced to prison for robbery of a bar in March 2019

A Savannah man has been sentenced to ten years and one month in prison for his participation in a March 2019 robbery at a bar that resulted in an active-duty U.S. serviceman being wounded, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Georgia.

  2021 Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival date, location approved by Richmond Hill City Council

The 2021 Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival date and location was approved Tuesday night by Richmond Hill City Council.

  Georgia Southern designated as one of the best schools for military members

A national military group ranks Georgia Southern University among the best schools for those who’ve served their country to get an education.

  Redistricting plan needed for New Hampstead K-8 school

West Chatham has been growing and growing for years and plans show it will continue.

  Health app coming to Savannah to help underserved communities

A Savannah-based company with European roots is announcing testing is underway of a health tracking app for your phone that’s meant to help underserved and minority communities.

SC reports 583 new COVID-19 cases as state surpasses 6 million total tests given

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control said the latest round of tests showed 583 people have tested positive for COVID-19.

Charges possible after deadly crash on MLK Blvd. in Savannah

The Savannah Police Department is investigating a crash that occurred on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Wednesday.

  Effingham Co. School District announces plan for staff vaccine roll out

“As soon as last Friday when the Governor made his announcement, we had a meeting Monday with our local department of public health, and they’re ready to roll it out,” said ECSD Superintendent Dr. Ford regarding a vaccine distribution plan in the district.

  March 3 is National Anthem Day

For decades the national anthem was how American television stations went off the air and returned to the airwaves the following morning.

  Update: Suspect arrested for deadly shooting on Eisenhower Drive

A suspect has been arrested for a deadly shooting on Eisenhower Drive.