Effingham County Schools set to kick off the new school year

Thousands of students will head back to the classroom Wednesday in Effingham County.

  Richmond Hill city council votes to keep same millage rate

  SC announces 1,168 new COVID-19 cases, 52 more deaths Tuesday

Beaufort County superintendent recommends all virtual start to school year

  Delayed start to help Screven County Schools prepare for new year

  Bulloch Co. preparing to return to school

  Mayor Johnson discusses property tax options in Savannah

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  GBI arrests two suspects after Tattnall County man severely beaten

13-year-old boy saves money, donates over 300 backpacks to community

  Potential for cyber crime when you return to the office

  Hardeeville holds supply drive for children heading back to school

  Local hospital system to offer educational resources for children of staff

  Gov. McMaster urging local cities to enact mask mandates

Police investigating reported shooting on Howard Foss Drive

Police are investigating a reported shooting that may have happened on the 6000 block of Howard Foss Drive near LaRoche Avenue.

  GDOT working on repairs on the Houlihan Bridge

The Houlihan Bridge in Port Wentworth has been closed for repairs for nearly two weeks now, but could be back open by the beginning of next week.

WB 516 between Augusta Ave. and Gwinett Street closed after log truck overturns

Savannah Police are asking drivers to seek an alternative route of travel after a log truck overturned on I-516 between Gwinnett Street and Augusta Avenue.

  Ga. DPH reports 2,500+ new statewide cases of COVID-19

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 2,573 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

  Pandemic hasn’t slowed construction of new Effingham County gym

Effingham County fair will not be held this year

  Tropical Storm Isaias a test of Coastal Health District’s hurricane plans

Effingham Co. Schools holding Chromebook/Laptop pickup

Wreck sends car crashing into front porch of home on E Anderson St.

Crews in NMB rescue drivers on flooded roads, respond to multiple house fires

Longtime Chatham Co. Commissioner diagnosed with COVID-19

As COVID 19 numbers continue to rise in our community, a longtime Chatham County Commissioner has tested positive for the virus.

  Masks, dining times among changes for return to classes at Georgia Southern

Whether you’re a Georgia Southern student in Statesboro, Hinesville, or on the Armstrong campus, university life this year will be different.

Vidalia City Schools pushing start date back two weeks

Vidalia City Schools have decided to delay the first day of school to Aug. 21.

  Appling Co. preparing for the start of school

School districts and communities large and small have plans to deal with education during this pandemic.

Surfers brave the waves Isaias churns up at Folly Beach

As conditions at Folly Beach began to deteriorate as Tropical Storm Isaias approached the Carolinas, some surfers took advantage of the big waves ahead of the storm.

Lawmakers, health officials seek to bridge the broadband internet gap in SC

On Monday, Senator Lindsey Graham met with healthcare leaders across the state ahead of introducing a bill this week called the Governor’s Broadband Development Fund.

First day of school for Candler Co. students

Monday marks the first day of school for students in Candler County. Classes resume as many still wonder how the year will be due to the pandemic.

  Surfers, visitors flock to Tybee Island as tide changes bring rough waters

Tybee and Hilton Head Islands have both seen wind and rain throughout Monday, but both have avoided damage from Tropical Storm Isaias.

  DHEC: 1,105 new COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths in SC

Monday's report brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 92,404 and confirmed deaths to 1,721.

  Coastal Health District confirms more than 5,000 cases of COVID-19 in Chatham County

The Coastal Health District reports that Chatham County officially passed more than 5,000 cases on Monday. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the county is 5,051.

  Everyone must wear face masks inside SC restaurants starting at 5 p.m. Monday, governor orders

Gov. Henry McMaster announced the order July 29 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Crews extinguish garage fire caused by battery charger on Hilton Head Island

A spokesperson for the Fire Rescue says that the fire started in an area where the homeowner was charging batteries for model airplanes.

Some mystery seeds illegally sent from China identified

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has identified some of the plant species in bags of unsolicited seeds arriving in mailboxes across the United States.

Man wanted in connection to car theft that happened just hours after his jail release

Chatham County Police are looking for a man in connection with an auto theft they say happened just hours after he was released from jail last week.

  Making a trip to the dentist a “pawsitive” experience

“He’s not pulling teeth or anything, he’s just comforting people hearts,” said Erich Perez about iHeart Dental's most popular employee, their service dog Apollo.

Chatham County Board of Elections member proposing creation of voter education advisory council

A Chatham County Board of Elections member is looking to create a voter education advisory board to help clear up any confusion voters might have before casting their ballot.

Parent University gets input from community for 2020 curriculum

Parent U had its annual Reflection Gathering Saturday on Zoom, with participants in the community-building program expressing their ideas on what they would like to get out of Parent University events.

Long-sought south Georgia convention center remains stalled

The coronavirus pandemic has stalled plans to build a Georgia city’s convention center that has been on the drawing board for nearly two decades.

  Tybee mayor encourages residents, visitors to prepare for any impacts from Isaias

“It’s always better to be safe and prepared than to take a very casual attitude,” Tybee Island Mayor Shirley Sessions said.

  Hilton Head Island makes preparations ahead of potential Isaias’ impacts

Tropical Storm Isaias has Hilton Head leaders watching out for rip tides, wind, rain, and flooding. Riley says they plan to bring in extra crews at their fire station, as well as close beaches and parks.

  Bluffton Fire encourages residents to make preparations ahead of Isaias

Not only do they encourage you to have a plan, but also encourage you to secure outdoor items, charge batteries, and more.

  Water will be closed to swimmers Monday on Tybee Island beaches

Double red flags will be waving behind the lifeguard stands Monday warning people to not go into the water.

  Savannah alderman helping residents with sanitation services

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect city services, some Savannah aldermen came together to create not one, but three different solutions to help residents in their communities get rid of their waste.

  Tropical Storm Warning in effect for coastal counties in Ga., S.C.

Isaias remains a Tropical Storm and is expecting to pass the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry Monday afternoon into the evening.

SCCPSS closing district facilities Monday, athletic practices canceled

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is closing all district facilities on Monday, Aug. 3 ahead of any possible impact from Tropical Storm Isaias.

LIST: Services, businesses closed due to Tropical Storm Isaias

Numerous services and businesses across the Coastal Empire have announced closures for Monday due to Tropical Storm Isaias.

Beaufort County School District delays meal distribution ahead of Isaias

Meal distribution is set to continue Tuesday at its scheduled time.

GDOT closing Sidney Lanier Bridge; Talmadge Bridge could be closed Monday ahead of Isaias

The Georgia Department of Transportation is closing the Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick on Monday morning and could potentially close the Talmadge Bridge in Savannah.

Savannah sanitation services suspended Monday in preparation of Tropical Storm Isaias

The City of Savannah and the Sanitation Department will have a modified schedule this week due to the expected impacts from Tropical Storm Isaias.

Sacha Baron Cohen to Be Deposed in Roy Moore Defamation Case

Sacha Baron Cohen to Be Deposed in Roy Moore Defamation Case

  SC announces 1,110 new COVID-19 cases, 27 more deaths

DHEC says 1,427 people are hospitalized and 230 are on ventilators.

Ware State Prison on lockdown after riot

A state prison in Waycross is on lockdown after a riot broke out Saturday night.

  10th annual Bluffton Back to School holds drive-thru supply giveaway

Organizers collected hundreds of backpacks to give to families whose students may be beginning the school year online or in the classroom.

  CEMA encourages residents to be prepared for Isaias

Isaias has since turned from a hurricane into a tropical storm, but CEMA is still asking that people be prepared.

Coastal Georgia, South Carolina under Tropical Storm Watch

Saturday 11 PM Update on Isaias

Coast Guard, DNR rescue 7 after boat crash in Tybee Creek

A Coast Guard Station Tybee Response Boat and Georgia Department of Natural Resources personnel rescued seven people after their vessel became aground on Tybee Creek.

  Tybee Island prepares to face Isaias

Gillen says the city is preparing for the hurricane by walking through its hurricane checklist.

Coastal Health District to suspend operations on August 3rd due to Tropical Storm Isaias

The Coastal Health District has announced the suspension of all operations on Monday, August 3rd due to the potential for poor weather caused by Tropical Storm Isaias.

Talmadge Bridge open after jumper’s body recovered

The Talmadge Bridge is closed while Savannah Police investigate after the body of a person who jumped from the bridge was found on Saturday afternoon.

More than 700 people attended an Airbnb house party in New Jersey. Now, the home rental company is cracking down.

Hoboken, Jersey City, Newark, Trenton and Atlantic City are among the 25 cities in the state that have impacted listings.

Police investigate after 1 shot in 2400 block of Alabama Avenue

Savannah Police are investigating after a man was shot in the 2400 block of Alabama Avenue on Saturday.

  Ga. DPH reports 3,660 new cases of COVID-19; 73 new deaths reported

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 3,660 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Saturday, August 1.

  SC announces 1,491 new COVID-19 cases, 35 more deaths

DHEC says 1,453 people are hospitalized and 235 are on ventilators.

U.S. Navy’s first Black female Tactical Air Pilot earns her wings

Virginia native Lt. j.g. Madeline G. Swegle was designated a naval aviator and received her Wings of Gold along with 25 classmates during a small ceremony at Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville, TX.

  Liberty County School System suspends all sports, extracurricular activities

The Liberty County School System is suspending all athletics and extracurricular activities.

  Chatham Co. Commission chairman issues executive order requiring masks

Chatham County Commission Chairman Al Scott has issued a county-wide State of Emergency order that will require everyone to wear face coverings in public.

Savannah SAFE Shelter in need of donations

A local group that helps women who are victims of domestic violence needs your help.

Gov. Kemp extends public health state of emergency, renews COVID-19 restrictions

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has extended his public health state of emergency for Georgia in his latest executive order.

McMaster says no plans to issue state of emergency for South Carolina

“We have no intention of issuing an emergency evacuation order,” he said during a press conference this afternoon. “It looks like it will not be necessary.”

  St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System makes several investments to handle COVID-19

St Joseph’s/Candler Health System has spent months preparing to make sure they are ready for COVID-19.

  SCCPSS students able to exchange school supplies, pick up belongings

Friday was exchange day for some Savannah-Chatham County students.

  McIntosh County Schools prepare for in-person, virtual instruction

The clock is ticking, as school districts in Georgia are busy preparing for the first day of school.

  Chatham County Board of Registrars talks about absentee ballot security

Monday will mark three months until voters head to the polls for the November 3 general election.

DeGeneres apologizes to show’s staff amid workplace inquiry

Steps are being taken to make several staffing changes and implement other steps, Warner Bros. said, without citing specifics.

  Crowds enjoy the beach on Hilton Head Island ahead of Hurricane Isaias

It was your classic Hilton Head beach day at Coligny on Friday and people were all there enjoying the weather.

  Georgia camp with COVID-19 outbreak didn’t require masks

A Georgia overnight camp hit by a coronavirus outbreak took many precautions, but didn’t make campers wear masks or have proper ventilation in buildings, according to a government report released Friday.

  Businesses on Tybee preparing for potential impacts from Hurricane Isaias

Tybee businesses are getting ready to prepare for the potential impact Hurricane Isaias may have on the island.

  Ga. DPH reports 4,100+ new cases of COVID-19; 81 new deaths reported

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 4,149 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Friday, July 31.