Editorial

  Consider This: Take hurricane season seriously during the COVID-19 pandemic

As if we didn’t already have enough to worry about these days, we are about to enter our most vulnerable time of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

  Consider This: Mask mandates

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has once again decided to be an obstacle in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Consider This: Virtual start to the school year

Late last week, Savannah-Chatham County Public School System Superintendent Dr. Ann Levett said what many had suspected for weeks, it’s not likely the district will be able to start school as scheduled next month and even less likely that when it does resume, it will be in-person.

  Consider This: Hate Crime Law

As Governor Kemp said prior to signing the bill, while this law will not solve all of our problems, it is a powerful step forward.

  Consider This: Wear a mask

Over the weekend, the WTOC newsroom got an email from a viewer questioning a COVID-19 story we posted on WTOC.com. The email read in part quote, “your article claims 1,800 new COVID-19 cases in one day. Surely you meant 800 and not 1,800.”

  Consider This: Voting precinct issues unacceptable

Every election, I go to my polling place and cast my ballot. I like doing it in person, not that I’m opposed to mail-in ballots, it’s just a personal preference. I feel that this act, along with my previous service in the Army, is the most American thing I do.

  Consider This: Racism in America

In the past several weeks, from the streets of Minneapolis to a courtroom in Brunswick, we are getting a clear, ugly glimpse of the systemic racism that still exists in our country.

  Consider This: City leadership helped protests remain peaceful in Savannah

Just when we thought there wasn't going to be anything to distract our attention away from the COVID-19 pandemic, another video of another rogue police officer senselessly killing another African American surfaced.

  Consider This: Class of 2020

Last week, the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System held nearly a dozen virtual graduations for their Class of 2020.

  Consider This: Georgia should have hate crime legislation

There will never be any true justice for Ahmaud Arbery, the young man who was gunned down in a lynch-mob like attack in a South Brunswick neighborhood back in February.

  Consider This: Thank You for Giving

I’ve been known, from time to time, to say more than I need to or should. But that won’t be the case today. My message this week can be summed up in two simple words: thank you.

  Consider This: Governor’s order reopening Georgia comes too soon

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has done it again.

  Consider This: Money raised to help feed families

As the Coronavirus Pandemic continues its grip on our country, we’re seeing more and more people fall victim to its effects.

  Consider This: Gov. Kemp’s executive order a step backwards

There’s an adage that goes: Lead, follow or get the heck out of the way. Unfortunately for Georgians these past several weeks, Governor Brian Kemp has done none of those things.

  Consider This: Stay home, be smart, be safe

Consider This: Stay home, be smart, be safe

  Consider This: All in this together

Every time I try to find the right words to describe what we’re enduring these days; I find myself at a loss.

Consider This: St. Patrick’s Day

Consider this: While a case of coronavirus has yet to be confirmed in the Coastal Empire or Low Country, it is bound to happen, but that shouldn’t stop us from living our lives.

  Consider This: First U.S. deaths from coronavirus reported

The coronavirus has now turned deadly in the United States.

  Consider This: Heart Health Month

I couldn’t let the month of February get away without pointing out it is American Heart Month. A month set aside to raise awareness about heart disease.

  Consider This: New Savannah City Council

When Van Johnson became Savannah’s mayor, he promised a transparent city government. The mayor is following through on his promise, at least in one way.

  Consider This: Convention Center expansion

Last week, hundreds of business and community leaders descended upon our state’s capitol for the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Savannah-Chatham Day.

  Consider This: Justice needed in McIntosh Co. animal cruelty case

A mama dog and her four puppies are now resting and playing a bit more comfortably at a rescue facility in Richmond, Va. A far better place and in far better condition in which they were found.

  Consider This: Celebrating the legacy of Dr. King

He inspired millions back in the 60′s to stand up for what is right. Hopefully, as we enter 2020, he can once again inspire more to help us through this current quagmire.

  Consider This: New year, new council, new challenges for Savannah

Welcome to the new year. 2020 should be a year of clarity and vision for all of us. We're already witnessing some of that change here in the City of Savannah.

  Consider This: Season of giving

As I was reminded by Andy Williams, via song, on my way to work today, it is the most wonderful time of the year.

  Consider This: Remembering the legacy of Craig Harney

George Will once wrote that the future has a way of arriving unannounced. On Saturday, the future of a world without Craig Harney in it arrived with minimal fanfare, but an abundance of heartache.

  Consider This: Too much violence

All crimes, especially murder, are senseless. But from time to time we bear witness to some that just leave you shaking your head in disbelief.

  Local students graduate from LEAP program

Savannah’s future just got a little brighter Wednesday.

Consider This: The heart and soul of WTOC

In the TV business, when you think about a five-tool player, the only name that comes to mind is Craig Harney.

  Consider This: Veterans Day

It seems a little silly to me that we must designate a certain day each year to honor people who should be recognized daily.

Consider This: Go to the polls

Trying to pay attention to politics these days is just downright exhausting.

  Consider This: Say ‘Yes’ to SPLOST

No decision will have a greater impact on our future than that of the SPLOST 7 vote in Chatham County.

  Consider This: Burning books at Georgia Southern

There aren’t many among us who can’t look back upon their college days and not regret an action or two.

  Consider This: Go Pink!

The fall colors are starting to come out, though in our part of the country we’re not seeing the colors of leaves changing, we’re seeing pink.

  Consider This: Checks and balances

The circus that is our national politics added a new ring last week.

  Consider This: Living United in the Coastal Empire

Last week, after a two-week delay due to Hurricane Dorian, the United Way held it’s 2019 Campaign Kickoff Luncheon.

  Consider This: Pink Out at UGA

One of the greatest plays in college football history took place last weekend in Sanford Stadium. It didn’t happen between the hedges, instead, it was just on the other side of them.

  Consider This: Hurricane Dorian

Be it from the grace of God or the forces of nature, the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry were mostly spared the worst of what Hurricane Dorian had to offer last week.

  Consider This: Dwaine Willett

Once again, this week we are dealing with the loss of another pillar of our community.

  Consider This: The Mark of a Great Quarterback

We’re still a couple of weeks away from Georgia Southern opening its college football season, but Shai Werts has already successfully handled a far greater pressure than anything the LSU defense will throw at him.

  Consider This: Infrastructure changes

If you’ve got WTOC’s News and Weather Apps – and you should – then you know that summer afternoons are punctuated by two alerts: storms and traffic jams. We can’t do much about the storms but maybe we can about the traffic snarls.