Editorial

  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.

  Consider This: Howard Morrison

Last week our community lost one of its great leaders, though the word leader isn’t big enough to hold Howard Morrison, nor is there a word big enough to describe the impact he’s had on all of our lives.

  Consider This: Government Shutdown

In just a few days, the federal government shutdown, now the longest in the history of our country, will reach the one month mark, with no end in sight.

Consider This: WTOC is now a Gray station

At the start of every new year, our former General Sales Manager, Randy Peltier would change his route into work. He felt by driving a different way, it would change his perspective and give him a fresh start to each new year.

  Consider This: Don’t Drink and Drive

‘Tis the season… for over indulgence.

  Consider This: 'Tis the season to give

'Tis the season to be jolly and generous, particularly to those who have trouble keeping their cupboards full.

  Consider This: President George H.W. Bush

George Herbert Walker Bush, at the age of 94, was called home to join his beloved Barbara and his daughter Robin, who died at age three from leukemia.

Consider This: Broughton Street Tree Lighting

It may have a been a day late due to weather, and more than a few dollars short due to budget cuts by the City of Savannah, but, as the saying goes, the show must go on, and it did last Saturday as the City of Savannah lit up its Christmas Tree on the corner of Bull and Broughton Streets.

  Consider This: United Way exceeds fundraising goal

For the past three months, it's been my pleasure as well as my honor to serve as the 2018 Campaign Chair for the United Way.

  Consider This: Veterans Day

Veterans Day, as we now know it, started as Armistice Day to honor those who served in the great war. Later, in the early 1950s, the holiday was renamed to honor all veterans, hence the new name, Veterans Day.

  Consider This: Go Vote

There’s an old axiom that goes everyone complains about the weather, but no one does anything about it. It seems these days that the same can be said of our politics.

  Consider This: Interfaith Vigil

The diversity represented by both the speakers and the audience serves as a reminder to the uniqueness of our community and how we are able to support each other in our time of need.

  Consider This: 10/29/18

For the past couple of days, I've been searching for the right words to say following what was one of the most hate-filled violent weeks in recent history.

  Consider This: A look at this week’s good news

It’s been a week with lots of good news stories and we start with some folks who were taking care of business on the golf course this week.

  Consider This: Hurricane Michael did billions of dollars worth of damage to Georgia

It’s been nearly two weeks since Hurricane Michael decimated the Florida Panhandle before wreaking havoc along Southwest and Central Georgia.