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Another water advisory issued for portion of Tybee Island

Water samples collected at Tybee Middle Beach at Center Terrance, which is the area of beach from Lovell Street to 11th Street, has tested above the recommended levels for enterococcus bacteria.

  City leaders cut the ribbon on Savannah PD’s new Central Precinct

Gullah Preservation Task Force gives update to town council

  WTOC Investigates: 1 year since woman killed in alligator attack on Hilton Head Island

  WTOC Investigates: Savannah State University focused on campus safety, student retention ahead of fall semester

  5 arrested in connection to drug activity at ‘Original Nancy’s Seafood’ restaurant

EPA to hold community meeting at Okatie Elementary regarding trash fire

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  Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposes changes to drive time

  Serial killer linked to 1994 Savannah murder to be executed this week

Lowcountry teachers break banks as students return to class

  Savannah PD investigating shooting on West Gwinnett Court

Fall semester begins Monday at all 3 Georgia Southern campuses

  Bethesda track and field team wins 13 state championship rings

  Long County prepares to welcome three new subdivisions

The Long County Board of Commissioners has approved final plans for a subdivision in the county. The county administrator says there are three new subdivisions popping up in the county near Highway 57, Palmer Road and Rye Patch Road.

Search for missing firefighters in boat off FL coast moves toward Charleston

A search for two overdue boaters in the Atlantic ocean off the coast of Port Canaveral, Fla. is inching toward Charleston

Fall semester begins Monday at all 3 Georgia Southern campuses

The fall semester begins Monday at all three of Georgia Southern’s campuses.

  Bethesda track and field team wins 13 state championship rings

Thirteen state championship rings were presented to the track and field team at Bethesda Academy on Sunday.

After ‘Godfather’ poster is stolen, Lowcountry theater receives new autographed copy

First day of school for thousands of Lowcountry students

Qualifying opens for upcoming general elections in Chatham Co.

  Beaufort Co. School District prepares for Monday bus route schedule

4 displaced after house fires across Coastal Empire and Lowcountry

New Orleans memorializes Nancy Parker, Franklin Augustus

  Georgia Southern hosts second fall scrimmage, fan fest

As classes and football season grow closer in Statesboro, the excitement grows as well.

  Leopold’s Ice Cream celebrates 100th birthday

Leopold's Ice Cream hit a big milestone on Saturday, and they celebrated in a big way too. The popular ice cream shop held an all-day block party downtown to celebrate its 100th birthday!

  Protesters gather in Forsyth Park to advocate for more stringent gun laws

Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action demonstrated at the Forsyth Park fountain on Saturday. They say tougher gun safety measures are needed to tackle gun violence across the country.

  Pete Buttigieg campaigns in the Lowcountry

Many South Carolinians and even some Georgians filled the gymnasium at Whale Branch Middle School in Seabrook on Saturday to listen to Buttigieg’s vision for the country.

  Garden City State Representative co-hosts hiring event

Representative Carl Gilliard, along with Savannah Technical College, and a local cleaning company held a hiring event on Saturday in Garden City. Gilliard says this is an effort to focus on helping to eliminate poverty in the area.

Bulloch Co. woman suffering from dementia found

A Statesboro woman that Bulloch County Deputies were looking for on Saturday has been found.

Former WAFB anchor Nancy Parker dies in plane crash

Former WAFB news anchor, Nancy Parker, was killed in a small plane crash in New Orleans East Friday, Aug. 16.

  Savannah-Chatham County officials say teacher retention rate is where it should be

The latest data from Savannah-Chatham County Public School Systems says their attrition rate is holding steady near 15 percent each year.

SC Attorney General sues major opioid distributors

On Thursday, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson sued companies that have played a role in fueling the opioid crisis in the state, according to the Office of the Attorney General.

  School bus camera tickets on the rise in Effingham County

The 2019-2020 school year is the first full school year the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office will use cameras attached to some school busses to catch people breaking the law. WTOC’s Romney Smith investigates how successful the program has been so far and exactly how it works.

  Class action lawsuit filed against landfill owner in Jasper County

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Able Contracting, the company responsible for a trash pile that’s been burning since June.

  School officials monitoring status of trash pile close to Okatie Elementary

One Jasper County school has an unusual situation it has to take into consideration for the start of school this year, and that’s the massive pile of debris about a mile from campus that has been burning for weeks.

  Savannah PD offering online police reporting system for citizens

Savannah Police are rolling out a brand new resource for the public to use if you want to get a police report in a non-emergency situation.

West Nile human infection confirmed in Southwest Ga.

A Mitchell County man was diagnosed with the disease.

Officials warn against illegal dumping in Beaufort County

Fire officials in Beaufort County want residents to think twice before dumping their trash.

  Toombs County soldier killed in Korean War to be laid to rest this weekend

Folks lined the road at different points to show their support and condolences to a family whose loved one had given their life for their country.

  Savannah City Council asks for gun measure resolution

City staff members in Savannah are drafting a resolution that will put on record the city’s stance on certain kinds of firearms.

  Low level of potentially deadly gas detected near burning trash pile in Jasper Co.

They say the gas was detected at a level three, and a mandatory evacuation is not called for until level five.

Savannah PD arrests man wanted in connection to 2018 shooting

Savannah PD, U.S. Marshals, and SWAT were all on scene outside the home on E. 35th Street.

  Inner harbor deepening set to begin for SHEP project, Army Corps spokesman says

The Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday that the dissolved oxygen injector site on the Savannah River injected enough oxygen into the river to satisfy environmental demands.

  GBI director, lab workers aim at cutting down crime lab backlog

There are more than 36,000 items that are considered backlogged in state crime labs. That is evidence that is in the lab 30 days without being tested. There is good news; that backlog did shrink by about 200 items in the last month.

  Armed, dangerous burglary suspected wanted out of Effingham County still on the run

It’s been nearly a week since investigators in Effingham County asked for the public’s help to find an armed and dangerous man.

  Savannah City Council sees development master plan taking city to 2033

A downtown master plan put together by the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority was presented in front of City Council on Thursday.

  Beaufort Co. teachers preparing for students; new info on countywide bond referendum

While many schools in our viewing area have gone back to school, those in the Lowcountry are still preparing as they head back next week.

  City Council gets update on Savannah Manufacturing Center

Thursday, Savannah City Council received an update on a project site that has the potential to bring thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in investments.

  Some Savannah residents left with big mess after storms

Kevin Perkins and Carmel Cowart are left with big messes to clean up. They both describe the storm as fast and powerful.

Chatham Co. West Nile virus activity continues to surge

The Coastal Health District says West Nile virus activity continues to surge in the local mosquito population.

Savannah Police safely locate missing elderly woman with dementia

The Savannah Police Department says they have safely located 84-year-old Janite Krishnan.

Hwy 80 reopens at Haslem St. after gas line struck

Gas company crews have capped a damaged gas main near Highway 80 and Haslem Street after a day-long repair effort.

  Beaufort Co. School District using app to help meet student needs

The school district is using a new app called “Purposity." Anyone in the community can download the app for free.

Storms cause damage in Windsor Forest neighborhood

Lightning, high winds, and heavy rain came down Wednesday afternoon, and some homes were damaged as a result.

  Chatham Co. Sheriff’s Office reminds parents to check sex offender registry

Sgt. Brian Underwood with the Chatham County Sex Offender Registration and Tracking Unit says their small team tracks and monitors nearly 800 sex offenders day in and day out.

  SCCPSS board member asks for second look at summer assignment load

One district board member voiced concerns over the increasing workload falling on students over the summer and the negative effects it can have.

Investigators locate missing Bulloch County man with dementia

Investigators with the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office have located a missing 73-year-old man who has dementia.

  Parents of fallen Green Beret’s parents presented with Silver Star

The Toombs County community gathered Wednesday to remember a fallen hero.

  Tidewatch Emergency Department in Bluffton now open to patients

If you live in between Hardeeville and Bluffton, the nearest hospital can be anywhere from 7-10 miles away. Now, the Tidewatch Emergency Department is trying to fill that gap.

  Community weighs in after Long County bus driver charged with child molestation

A Long County bus driver is in jail after he was arrested on multiple charges involving children.

  SCCPSS Board gets update on cost savings, nutrition program

Nutritional Program Director, Onetha Bonaparte, says things like prices for plate cost and all the prep and personnel effort that goes into serving each student meal are going up.

Savannah Fire Rescue responds to lightning-related calls

Within minutes, heavy smoke was reported just across the street.

Man re-indicted in connection to 2015 killing of Savannah State student

The suspect in a 2015 homicide case that resulted in a mistrial last month was indicted again Wednesday on charges of malice murder, felony murder, and aggravated assault.

  Lifeguards on Hilton Head Island emphasize jellyfish warning

Hilton Head Island lifeguards are sending out a warning to all beach-goers ahead of the last week of summer break: Watch out in the water for marine life causing trouble.

  New chief leading Vidalia Police Department

Chief Brian Scott comes to Vidalia from the Glynn County Police Department in Brunswick.

Deputies: Robbery suspect dies after high-speed chase, crash on I-95 in Colleton Co.

A suspect who crashed on I-95 in Colleton County following a high-speed chase with deputies has died from his injuries.

Chatham Co. Police investigating Waffle House armed robbery

Chatham County Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Waffle House on President Street late Monday night.

Gas leak capped at Park Ave., Jefferson St.; intersection remains closed for repairs

Savannah Fire Rescue says crews are working to fix a gas leak at the corner of West Park Avenue and Jefferson Street.

Atlanta Falcons preseason game to air Thursday, Big Brother episode moved

The Atlanta Falcons will face the New York Jets in a preseason game on Thursday evening.

Westbound lanes of Abercorn Street back open near Rio Road after multi-vehicle crash

All westbound lanes of Abercorn Street are back open between Rio Road and Apache Avenue following a wreck Wednesday.

Savannah Police safely locate missing elderly man

Savannah Police say 86-year-old Joseph Weston, last seen on August 10 at a residence on W. 39th Street, has been found safe.

SCCPSS considers fresh produce vendors for school lunches

The Savannah-Chatham School District is working to get more fresh fruits and vegetables on your child’s lunch plate.

  Open house being held to discuss I-95 interchange congestion in Pooler

Citizens have a chance to discuss traffic at a busy I-95 intersection in Pooler on Wednesday.

Shots fired report at apartment complex on Westlake Avenue

The Chatham County Police Department is investigating a shots fired incident at an apartment complex.

Savannah woman charged with DUI after wreck

Georgia State Troopers and Savannah Police were called to the scene of a possible drunk driving wreck.

  South Carolina woman bitten by alligator while walking dog

A 68-year-old woman is recovering after being attacked by an alligator.

  Georgia Insurance Commissioner asking for GUA board members’ resignation

It could be a big shakeup for Georgia's Underwriting Association and those helping to lead the organization.

  Burton Fire District prepares teachers to help in case of school shooting

Beaufort County schools start in just a week and as teachers get ready for class, they are also preparing for a worst-case scenario.

  Garden City mayor announces re-election campaign

Garden City Mayor Don Bethune officially announced on Tuesday that he would be running for Mayor again on Nov. 5.

  Blue-green algae causes scare amongst pet owners

The algae isn’t actually algae at all, it’s a naturally-occurring bacteria in the water. Researchers have known about its harmful effects since the 1800′s.

  Candler County locates, arrests wanted man

The Candler County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding a man who they say is wanted for sex crimes.