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  Local doctors say masks are a must

With additional enforcement coming on Savannah’s mask mandate, we wanted to let some doctors weigh in.

  Local non-profits counting on generosity of “Giving Tuesday”

  Richmond Hill City Council to discuss SPLOST funding for Boles Park

Statesboro to regulate food truck vendors

  Savannah mayor doubles down on promise to enforce mask mandate

Ga. DPH reports 2,800+ cases on Tuesday

Savannah location of World Market to close

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Zunzi’s moving to new location

Vice President Mike Pence to visit Savannah Friday

Second Harvest holding drive-thru food distribution event for Giving Tuesday

Kemp: COVID-19 vaccinations to start within weeks in Georgia

  Family Connections’ Angel Tree program back for another year

  Tourism Leadership Council talks about mask usage in Downtown Savannah

  SCAD purchases former low-income housing high rise

The old Chatham Apartments building has once again sold.

Kemp extends state’s public health emergency into new year

On Monday, the governor extended the state’s emergency order until January 8, 2021. Kemp also extended the current COVID-19 restrictions.

  Small businesses on Hilton Head shift for shopping’s busiest week

Many businesses on Hilton Head Island saw a busy shopping season begin this weekend

  Bulloch Co. farmer prepares for oncoming cold weather

South Georgia citrus growers have seen a warm, mild fall so far. This sudden drop in temperatures could affect not only this fruit but younger trees for years to come.

  GBI makes arrests in fatal Pembroke shooting

  Holiday online sales helping candy shops survive amid pandemic

Ga. DPH reports 1,500+ cases on Monday

  Former state trooper out on bond in felony murder case

Savannah Fire extinguishes early-morning fire at vacant structure

  P.A.C.K. the Stocking event to deliver presents to 800 kids in Savannah area

Pres. Trump ‘ashamed’ of his endorsement of Ga. governor

President Donald Trump said Sunday he was “ashamed” for endorsing the Republican governor of Georgia after he lost in the state to Democrat Joe Biden.

SC House to meet this week to organize, not pass bills

The House plans to meet Tuesday and Wednesday to get ready for the 124th session of the General Assembly.

Winter Weather Preparedness Week starts in South Carolina

Emergency officials in South Carolina want residents across the state to spend next week preparing for winter and possible icy weather

Tunnel to Towers pays off mortgage on home of fallen Long County deputy

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation continues to provide support to the family of a fallen Long County deputy.

DHEC to offer free HIV testing Tuesday for World AIDS Day

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control says they’ll be sponsoring a free testing event at local health departments Tuesday.

  Small business created during pandemic thrives

Kreations By Kimberly started with these bows. But a ton of YouTube videos later, the Andersons say their business has become so much more. They’ve even coined this term for their T-shirts

  Mayor ‘disgusted’ as crowds in downtown Savannah disregard mask mandate

Johnson says the city has been trying to work with people instead of directly administering fines, but he says it has come to a point where this isn’t working anymore.

First section of overturned cargo ship lifted out of St. Simons Sound

The first section of the overturned Golden Ray was successfully lifted from the waters of St. Simons Sound on Saturday.

  1 dead after shooting on Rucker Lane in Statesboro

Statesboro Police are investigating after one person was shot to death near a home on Rucker Lane.

Ga. DPH reports 2,600+ cases on Saturday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 2,683 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Saturday, Nov. 28.

2 injured after shooting at Savannah apartment complex

Savannah Police are investigating after two people were shot at the Windsor Arms Apartment Complex on Saturday.

Sheriff’s Office reports inmate found unresponsive during routine check now dead

An inmate at the Chatham County Detention Center is now dead after he was found unresponsive during a routine check on Wednesday night.

  WATCH: Holidays at Home

Holidays at Home is filled with stories and ideas that will get you in the Christmas spirit, from picking a Christmas tree to cooking a holiday meal and more.

Holiday season begins in Savannah with Christmas tree lighting

The Christmas tree is set up at the corner of Broughton and Bull streets in Savannah.

  Richmond Hill boy starts coffee, donut stand to buy toys for kids

An 8-year-old boy in Richmond Hill decided to start his own business in his front yard to help raise money for toys for the fire department’s toy drive.

  Appeals court rejects Trump challenge of Pennsylvania race

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals echoed a string of other courts in finding the Trump campaign offered no evidence of any election fraud. Instead, the court said “the campaign’s claims have no merit.”

  Annual Toys for Tots drive underway; bring donations to WTOC

The annual Toys for Tots drive is underway.

  Tanger Outlets Savannah still a popular destination on Black Friday

Black Friday shopping is in full swing and hundreds of people hit the streets to find the perfect deals ahead of Christmas.

  Shoppers head downtown for Black Friday in Savannah

All day, downtown Savannah saw the hustle and bustle of Black Friday shopping and exploring.

Lowcountry towns decide whether to host Christmas parades

While Charleston City officials are set to give an update on holiday festivities across the city, other Lowcountry towns have decided their parades will go on.

  Local religious leaders offer encouragement during the COVID-19 pandemic

For many people so much of what makes the holiday season special revolves around one thing - faith. If your Hanukkah or Christmas celebrations will be looking different this year, you’re not alone. We spoke with some of our local religious leaders to find out how you can keep the faith during these

Rapid COVID-19 testing coming to Charleston Airport

The Medical University of South Carolina says they may start offering rapid COVID-19 testing kits at Charleston International Airport.

Savannah, Tybee businesses encourage shopping locally this holiday season

Many local businesses and city officials are encouraging shoppers to buy local this holiday season.

  Salvation Army changes protocol amid COVID-19, but continues giving this holiday season

The Salvation Army knew they wanted to continue serving Thanksgiving meals, but also wanted to do it safely so they made some changes.

  Opening night for TMT Farms light display; collecting canned goods & toys for the needy

Beginning Thursday night, a Bulloch County family welcomes you to their farm to enjoy Christmas decorations that take months to prepare.

  Warm weather attracting Thanksgiving travelers to the beach

Many people are still traveling for the holidays and some chose Tybee Island as their Thanksgiving destination. With the beautiful weather and opportunity to social distance, visitors say it’s a fun and safe place to go for the holiday.

  Christmas-themed adoption event to benefit Coastal Pet Rescue

A local organization is spending Thanksgiving decorating for Christmas. But it’s not just for themselves, they hope you’ll be a part of it so they can help animals in need.

  Local ministry feeds the hungry on Thanksgiving

While many enjoyed Thanksgiving with close family today others spent their day giving back. Sacrificing time with their families to feed those who may not have one of their own. Filling stomachs but more importantly filling hearts with something we could all use a little of, hope.

  Donation helps Statesboro organization provide over 250 Thanksgiving meals

he director of Christian Social Ministries in Statesboro says they’ve seen nearly-record requests for need, including Thanksgiving. But a record donation helped them help plenty of families on Thursday.

  Liberty County family keeps Christmas Tree farm tradition alive

You and your family can cut down your own Christmas Tree in Liberty County.

Savannah Fire responds to small fire at E. 54th Street home overnight

The Savannah Fire Department extinguished a fire at a home on E. 54th Street overnight.

Savannah Fire battles blaze at home under construction on Millen Street

Savannah Fire crews battled a blaze at a home under construction on Millen Street Thursday morning.

Sheriff’s Office investigates shooting in Willows neighborhood of Bluffton

Beaufort County deputies responded to a shooting Wednesday night in the Willows neighborhood in Bluffton.

Georgia opens application for medical marijuana producers

Georgia has opened the application process for businesses who want to manufacture cannabis oil for medical use in the state.

  Travelers hitting the road in time for Thanksgiving

Thousands of people hit the road Wednesday to be with family on Thanksgiving.

  New task force focused on fighting unemployment fraud in Ga.

A new task force in Georgia is focused on fighting unemployment fraud during the pandemic.

  Savannah downtown business hopeful for holiday shopping

Some of Savannah’s local businesses are gearing up for a holiday shopping season unlike any before due to the pandemic.

Chatham Co. election workers will return Monday to continue recount

Georgia counties are recounting ballots following a request by President Donald Trump’s campaign.

  Georgia Southern’s ‘Holiday Helpers’ tree adapts to pandemic

A giving tradition continues at Georgia Southern, despite the pandemic.

Many still traveling to spend Thanksgiving with loved ones

Despite CDC guidelines, many are still traveling to holiday destinations this year ahead of Thanksgiving.

  Kiah House Museum named on Georgia’s ‘Places in Peril’ list

An historic building in Savannah has been named as one of Georgia’s “Places in Peril” by the Georgia Trust Fund. That’s a list of 10 historic buildings in the state that could be demolished.

  Navigating flu season during the COVID-19 pandemic

Flu season is just getting underway in the Coastal Empire, which can cause several questions for people as we continue through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lanes open after crash on I-95 near mm 93

A crash has all southbound lanes of Interstate 95 closed near mile marker 93 in Chatham County Wednesday morning.

Coastal Ga. Botanical Gardens hosting Holiday Lights as drive-thru event

The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens is hosting its annual December Nights & Holiday Lights as a drive-thru event this year due to COVID-19.

Experts alarmed as Kemp sees no new virus rules amid “bump”

Although White House officials are pushing Georgia to do more to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Brian Kemp said Tuesday that the responsibility rests with individual Georgians.

2 people displaced by fire on New Castle Street

Two people have been displaced after a fire broke out in their New Castle Street home early Wednesday morning.

  Shooting victim found at MLK Jr. Blvd., Gwinnett St. dies from his injuries

The Savannah Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting on Draper Street Monday night.

GBI: Victim is safe after 8 charged in Albany sex trafficking, gang investigation

The Albany Police Department will be involved in the announcement.

  Savannah City Council discusses resolution for Alderwoman Gibson-Carter reprimand

It has been nearly a month since an independent, impartial ethics panel decided Savannah Alderwoman Kesha Gibson-Carter violated the city’s code of ethics.

  Attorney represents tenant pro bono in moldy apartment case

The pandemic has upended so many lives. That includes a public school teacher who was forced to move out of her apartment – but now has a lesson in resolve and gratitude.

  Chatham County to begin presidential race recount on Wednesday

The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office has announced that a statewide recount has been granted for the presidential race for the Nov. 3 General Election.

  Therapy goat lends a helping hoof to Georgia Southern students

A Georgia Southern professor is trying something new to train the next generation of teachers. It involves a pet that’s become part of her lesson.

  4 Georgia Southern football players arrested on drug charges

A total of four Georgia Southern University football players have been arrested over the past two days on drug charges.

  Hollywood comes to downtown Springfield

You may have noticed quite the scene in downtown Springfield last Friday. That's because a film crew had taken over parts of the city to shoot scenes for the movie, 'Alice.'

Ga. DPH reports 2,400+ cases on Tuesday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 2.452 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Suspect arrested for house fire in Pembroke

The Georgia Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner says a person of interest in the case of a house fire in Pembroke has been arrested.

Rep. Rick Allen tests positive for COVID-19

Congressman Rick Allen has tested positive for COVID-19.

Crescent Drive shooting suspect turns himself in

The Savannah Police Department says a suspect connected to a shooting on Crescent Drive turned himself in Tuesday morning.