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  Tourism leaders say coronavirus fear not impacting Savannah St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day brings visitors from all over the world to Savannah. If the coronavirus continues to spread does that spell bad news for local business?

  Mosaic Retail Center gets the green but no Costco in current plans

  Hinesville family scammed out of rental home

State praises “record year” for jobs, work force in Georgia

  Last minute Thanksgiving shopping keeps grocery stores busy

Mobile charging devices recalled over fire, burn hazards

Nestle announces cookie dough recall

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Publix to offer discount to veterans, military personnel, and their families on Veterans Day

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Publix issues voluntary recall of its Deli White American Cheese

Perdue Foods recalls nearly 500 pounds of frozen chicken sold in Ga.

Flour recalled for potential presence of E. coli

Walmart will trade old car seats for gift cards

Fred’s Inc. files for bankruptcy, closing retail stores

Discount retailer and pharmacy chain Fred's Inc. is filing for bankruptcy and closing its stores over the next two months

Zunzi’s offers free sandwich with new monthly appreciation event

A local restaurant is giving back, and you can get some free food in return.

Target teams up with Disney to open shops

Target is hoping to bring the magic of characters like Mickey Mouse and Elsa to its own customers by creating permanent Disney shops at a cluster of stores starting this fall.

USDA: Washing raw chicken puts you at risk of foodborne illness

The government has a new warning out about raw poultry that has some people skeptical.

'Clash of the Titans’: Chick-fil-A, Popeyes compete for best chicken sandwich title

Tyson recalls Weaver frozen chicken patties

Migraine medicine could lead to life-threatening infection; recall announced

New scam ‘hires’ you to be a secret shopper, aims to steal money from you

FedEx to end ground deliveries with Amazon

Company behind Perkins, Marie Callender’s files for bankruptcy

2019 Sales Tax Holiday starts today in S.C.

South Carolina’s tax-free weekend is set for the first weekend in August. So far, there has been no tax-free weekend scheduled in Georgia.

ALERT: Kids’ pajamas from H&M recalled

H&M has recalled two styles of children’s pajamas due to the clothing failing to meet federal flammability standards, thus posing a burn risk to kids.

Hummus sold at stores nationwide being recalled due to possible bacteria contamination

The products have been distributed nationwide and to United Arab Emirates.

Fashion, jewelry chain Charming Charlie will close all 261 stores in the U.S.

Fashion and jewelry chain closing all stores.

Recall Alert: 180,000 smoke detectors recalled due to not detecting smoke

The company has received 134 reports of failure to properly activate during installation

PBR releases alcoholic coffee

It’s made with “rich, creamy milk and vanilla flavor.”

Company issues voluntary recall of hamburger, hot dog buns for potential choking hazard

The Carolinas are involved in a voluntary recall issued for hamburger and hot dog buns, along with other foods from Flowers Foods, Inc.

Dress up like a cow and score free Chick-fil-A for Cow Appreciation Day

Take up this “udderly” fantastic offer on Tuesday, July 9, from the time the location opens through 7 p.m.

RECALL ALERT: Toy Story 4 ‘Forky’ toy recalled for choking hazard

A plush toy depicting a character from Toy Story 4 is being recalled due to a choking hazard for young children.

Children’s pajamas recalled for violating flammability standards, posing burn risk to kids

Several children’s pajama sets and pants have been recalled for not meeting federal flammability standards, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission reports.

Fisher-Price recalls over 70k infant sleepers due to risk of death

The company's newest recall marks its exit from selling inclined sleep products completely.

Hidden hotel ‘resort fees’ and how to avoid them

"Resort fees" can cover whatever hotels want them to cover, and don't have to be disclosed on booking websites.

Waitr offering free deliveries for Father’s Day weekend

Get your dad his favorite restaurant meal even easier this Father's Day.

Cheerios, Nature Valley cereals contain Roundup ingredient, study finds

Twenty-one oat-based cereal and snack products popular with children contain traces of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weed killer Roundup.

FDA issues recall of Kroger brand frozen berries over possible Hepatitis A contamination

The FDA has advised consumers to not eat and throw away frozen fruits from Kroger.

Fred’s closing 104 additional stores across U.S.

The Memphis-based chain announced it will close more stores, a month after they announced 159 stores closing across the U.S.

Wheels on popular BOB strollers are coming off while parents are running, but no recalls have been issued

BOB strollers, made by Britax, are the subject of a Consumer Product Safety Commission investigation, but no recall has been issued.

Child death prompts recall of dressers sold by Amazon, Target, Walmart

The dresser poses a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard if not properly anchored to a wall.

Mother’s Day big for tourism, retail in Savannah

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12, and tourism officials say Savannah will be filled with families as they celebrate with their moms.

  Kohl’s to begin accepting Amazon returns in all stores starting this summer

Beginning in July of 2019, Kohl’s will begin accepting unpackaged returns from Amazon customers at no additional cost.

Kohl’s starts ‘Military Monday’ discount

Members of the military and their families can enjoy a 15% discount at their local Kohl’s department store

Arby’s will be offering $6 trips to Hawaii. But there’s a catch

The deal is to promote the restaurant’s full lineup of King’s Hawaiian Sandwiches.

22,000 baby socks recalled due to ornaments detaching, choking hazard

Consumers should immediately take the recalled socks away from children.

Two male enhancement supplements recalled due to presence of sildenafil

The active ingredients in both supplements may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

Sausage recalled due to possible metal contamination

Over 2,500 pounds have been recalled.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition expands recall of dog food due to toxic levels of vitamin D

Hill’s initial recall involved 675,000 cases—or 13.5 million cans—and led to an unknown number of pet illnesses and deaths.

Baby cough syrup recalled due to bacteria contamination

Those at risk for more severe forms of the illness include infants, young children and those with weakened immune systems.

Dairy Queen offering free ice cream cone to celebrate first day of spring

Dairy Queen is offering customers one free small vanilla soft-serve cone on Wednesday to celebrate the first official day of spring.

Kawasaki recalls off-highway vehicle, fuel leak and fire hazard

The vehicle’s oil cooler hoses can separate and the fuel tank cap gasket can crack allowing fuel to leak.

78,000 pounds of ground turkey recalled due to Salmonella Schwarzengrund concerns

Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever.

Over 2,000 pounds of pork sausages recalled due to misbranding

The product has a gluten free claim represented on the front of the label; however, the product contains gluten in the form of wheat.

78,500 HP batteries recalled due to fire and burn hazards

One minor injury has been reported with property damage totaling $1,000.

T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s heating pads recalled due to fire and burn hazard

About 5,600 heating pads have been recalled.

IHOP holding annual Free Pancake Day Tuesday

Tuesday, March 12 is National Pancake Day. Everyone can enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes all day at IHOP restaurants across the country. In return, they just ask that you consider donating to the Children's Miracle Network.

Pillsbury flour recalled for possible salmonella contamination

Winn-Dixie announced a voluntary recall for for two codes of its Pillbury all-purpose flour for possible contamination of Salmonella.

Harley-Davidson is looking to attract younger customers with electric bikes

These vehicles max out at roughly 10 mph and cost between $649 and $699.

170,000 pounds of frozen boneless pork rib entree recalled, possible glass contamination

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them.

Nature’s Path Foods recalls more than 400,000 boxes of cereal

The voluntary recall is for more than 400,000 boxes in the EnviroKidz line – Choco Chimps, Gorilla Munch and Jungle Munch.

Gripe water for infants, adults sold at Dollar General recalled

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced is advising the public about recalls on a Gripe water product for infants and adults. The product was distributed throughout the United States by Dollar General Corporation.

Honda recalls over 400k cars over stalling issue that increases risk of crashes

The presence of sodium particles in some gasolines can cause the fuel pump to slow down, which can lead to stalling.

122,000 DeWALT drills recalled due to shock hazard

Affected models are DWD110 and DWD112.

Frito-Lay recalls bags of pita chips nationwide

The product was distributed nationwide.

Over 30,000 pounds of Tyson Foods chicken nuggets recalled due to possible rubber contamination

Consumers who have purchased these products are asked to throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.

Mother burned when sippy cup exploded in her face, she says

An attorney says the company who makes the sippy cup doesn’t believe an explosion could have happened if the cup was being used properly and wants to do testing on it.

  Allegiant expanding service into Savannah, announces 4 new nonstop routes

Allegiant Airlines has announced four new, nonstop routes into the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.

‘Is this the best a man can get?’: New Gillette ad challenges men to ‘be better’

Company officials say they have no plans to pull the ad in the face of some negative reaction.

  South Carolina drivers can now cash in on gas tax

Attention South Carolina drivers! Did you save your gas receipts last year? Starting this year, you can claim a portion of that money you spent on gas on your income taxes.

New online sales tax law begins today in GA

You could be paying more for your next online order in Georgia.

  Protect yourself from flooded cars

The same streets flood every time there is a bad rain. And every time, some drivers think they can make it through.

General Mills announces churros cereal, Chocolate Toast Crunch, and Fruity Lucky Charms

You asked for the Chocolate Toast Crunch, and it’s back.

  Toyota recalls address possible restraint, braking issues

Thursday, the auto maker recalled nearly 90,000 Land Cruisers and Lexus LX-570 vehicles from the past decade over a safety issue that involves the front passenger seat belt.

FDA: Dog heart disease linked to grain-free food

The pet food, while not pinpointed to any particular brand, contains peas, lentils, legume seeds or potatoes as main ingredients.

Gas prices down nationwide

Gas prices are going down nationwide, and we could soon see the lowest prices we’ve seen all year.

  Black Friday deals kick off early with Gray Thursday in the Coastal Empire

Even though Black Friday is known for its door buster deals, the holiday shopping frenzy has grown so much it’s seeped over to Thanksgiving. Some call it Gray Thursday.

Restaurants open on Thanksgiving 2018

Thanksgiving is this week and consumers all around the country will be rushing around to see family. Some may want to grab a bite while on the road and some may need to make a last-minute grocery run.

  CDC: Don’t eat romaine lettuce until we tell you

Romaine lettuce has caused an outbreak of E.coli.

CDC links Salmonella outbreak in 35 states to raw turkey products

The Centers for Disease Control says a Salmonella outbreak has now made 164 people sick across 35 states.

Dry dog food recalled over possible vitamin D toxicity

Dogs with elevated levels of vitamin D may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss.