Editorial

  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.

  Consider This: Recent mass shootings

Consider This: These mass murders are not a political issue, they’re a humanity issue. We cannot stay silent, shrug our shoulders, send thoughts and prayers and say, ‘there’s no way to prevent this.’

  Consider This: Return to the Moon

Consider This: President Trump has asked NASA to get us back to the moon by the year 2024. Some question whether it’s worth the cost to return, but, if another giant leap forward can once again unite us, it will be worth it.

  Consider This: Remembering Nancy Lewis, Jane Vaden

Nancy Lewis and Jane Vaden stood beside their husbands in building successful businesses, raising tremendous families and contributing immensely to the betterment of our community.

  Consider This: Betsy Ross Flag

It looks like Nike, one of the world’s shoe manufacturers in the world has stepped in it again.

  Consider This: Fourth of July

This week, we celebrate America’s birthday and our independence.

  Consider This: National Anthem

We at WTOC are proud to tell our viewers, WTOC revived the practice as we now end each broadcast day with a beautifully produced and sung version of our national anthem.

  Consider This: Heroes Way

A couple of years ago, the City of Savannah re-named the road to the main gate at Hunter Army Airfield to Heroes Way. A fitting tribute to the thousands of brave men and women who pass through those gates daily, all in the name of serving our country.

  Consider This: Hurricane season

The peak of our hurricane season is traditionally the months of August and September, which means the peak of our preparation should be now.

  Consider This: College Debt

Traditionally, the job of a college commencement speaker is to inspire and motivate the graduating class. Robert E. Smith took his job as the speaker at the Morehouse College graduation up a few levels a few weeks ago.

  Consider This: Sgt. Kelvin Ansari

The word ‘Hero’ is often dispensed with reckless abandon, rarely these days being saved to describe the people who truly epitomize the meaning of the honor.

  Consider This: 8th Tunnel to Towers Run

One of the legacies of Savannah’s Tower to Tunnel, aside from the hundreds of thousands of dollars raised, has been the 343 school children lining Forsyth Park at the race every year, each one holding a photo of a firefighter killed on 9/11.

  Consider This: EF-1 tornado hits Whitemarsh, Wilmington islands

On Saturday, just before 5 p.m., an EF-1 tornado hit Whitemarsh and Wilmington islands, leaving a swath of overturned boats and roofs ripped from buildings.

  Consider This: 4/29/19

The other day, I was having a conversation with someone, and we were discussing the differences between Savannah and Charleston.

Consider This: 4/22/19

A sign on Abercorn says “Happy Easter.” Nothing so unusual about that EXCEPT that it belongs to the JEA - the Jewish Educational Alliance.

Consider This: Tiger’s new green jacket

From time to time, we can bear witness to an event that transcends its normal significance. Sunday, just up the road in Augusta, was just one of those instances, as Tiger Woods, at the age of 43 won his fifth Green Jacket a full 22 years after winning his first.

  Consider This: Samantha Josephson

Consider this: when I was a kid we were taught at a very young age to never get into cars with strangers. Now we do this with ease and, at times, without regard. But that must change.

  Consider This: Van Johnson apology

It wasn’t until Friday and until the outrage reached a fever pitch and the story made national headlines, that Johnson decided to apologize. But did he really?

  Consider This: Mueller investigation complete

It’s over! After more than two years, 2,800 subpoenas, 500 search warrants, 500 witnesses, and more than $25 million of tax payer money, Robert Mueller’s investigation is done.

  Consider This: College Admission Scandal

Consider this: in an attempt to buy an education these parents taught their children a horrible lesson: money equals entitlement.

  Consider This: St. Patrick’s Day

Consider this: St. Patrick’s Day is now Savannah’s gift to the rest of the country and the world for that matter. It is a day that shines a light on all of the best we have to offer.

  Consider This: Keep Savannah Clean

This past weekend a large segment of the community joined him in that sentiment by standing beside him in an effort to Keep Savannah Clean.

  Consider This: Get Your Rear in Gear

On Saturday, hundreds of people will gather in front of the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion to get their rears in gear.

  Consider This: American Heart Month

You’re probably been seeing a lot of red this month. February is American Heart Month, a month set aside to raise awareness of heart disease and people are wearing red to keep it front of mind.

  Consider This: WTOC celebrates 65th Anniversary

On Valentine’s Day of 1954, the Knight family - Savannah’s preeminent radio station owner - decided to add pictures to the sound, creating WTOC TV - Savannah’s first television station.

  Consider This: Black History Month

As we enter the first full week of February, we once again begin the month set aside by our nation to focus on Black History and the events and cultural milestones that got us where we are today.