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Traffic Alert: Exit 164B on eastbound I-16 closed due to tractor trailer stuck in ramp
Savannah police tweeted that Exit 164B (I-516) on eastbound I-16 is closed due to a tractor trailer being stuck on the ramp. Closure could be extended over 1 hour. Travelers are advised to seek an alternate route.
South Carolina accidentally dumps coal ash in river in Conway
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) -- The state-owned utility Santee Cooper says it accidentally dumped some sludge from a coal-ash pond at a closed coal-powered electricity plant into a South Carolina river.
Hardeeville Hearts and Soles 5k to raise money for AED's
It's a life-saving tool that police and firefighters could use almost every day. One Lowcountry town is asking for your help to get these tools in the hands of its First Responders.
'Why do it?' Hardeeville Mayor upset as county ends fire service contract
HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (WSAV) - For 13 years, Jasper County has contracted Hardeeville Fire services to cover Cherry Point and the Rural District, which includes a section of Highway 278 where about 26,000 people travel every day.
Savannah Morning News building evacuated due to HVAC issue
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah Morning News on Chatham Parkway was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after occupants complained of smoke streaming from vents in the lobby. Savannah Fire Rescue responded to the building within four minutes of the call, at 3:23 p.m. Crews checked the interior of the buildin
Hardeeville PD searching for Motel 6 robbery suspect
HARDEEVILLE, SC (WTOC) - A search is underway after a bold crime in broad daylight took place in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Police are asking for your help to find the suspect who robbed the Motel 6 on Independence Boulevard in Hardeeville around 3:30 Monday afternoon. The motel is located at Ex
March SNAP benefits being issued early in South Carolina
People in South Carolina will receive SNAP assistance will get their benefits early this month because of the disruption caused by the government shutdown earlier this year. The South Carolina Department of Social Services will distribute the benefits, also know as the Supplemental Nutrition Assista
May River girls moving on in Class 3A basketball playoffs
Chynna Sneed scored 16 points and Emma Peluso had 10 as the Sharks advanced to the third round of the Class 3A playoffs. May River travels to unbeaten Dillon on Monday with the winner advancing to the Lower State championship in Florence on Feb. 23.
Bald eagle was hit by a car on Hilton Head. Here’s an update on its injuries
A bald eagle hit by a vehicle on Hilton Head Island over the weekend is being evaluated by experts at a Lowcountry avian center to determine whether its fractured wing can be mended through surgery.
Jasper County Terminates contract with City of Hardeeville
JASPER COUNTY, SC (WTOC) - We are hearing from the mayor of Hardeeville and the Jasper County Fire Chief after Jasper County terminated a long-term contract with the City of Hardeeville for fire services.
Medical marijuana should be legal in South Carolina, group says
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Supporters of a new medical marijuana bill in South Carolina say the drugs they're advocating are safe, despite what opponents say. The group met at the State House Tuesday where they held a news conference with reporters. Among them were doctors, veterans, and parents.
How One South Carolina Woman Is Working To Educate Parents On Vaccinations
An outbreak of measles in Washington and Oregon has refocused attention on parents who choose not to vaccinate their kids, often known as “anti-vaxxers.” Public health advocates have struggled to change these parents' minds. One South Carolina woman has a different approach. She is reaching out to p
Volvo begins exporting S60 from South Carolina to Europe
Volvo's factory in Ridgeville, South Carolina, near Charleston, is now exporting cars to Europe. The plant began building the Volvo S60 sedan six months ago and has now started shipping them to Belgium for distribution among Volvo's European dealers, the automaker said Wednesday.
AP Top South Carolina Headlines at 1:06 a.m. EST
Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of US mining industry. South Carolina leaders aim to elevate agency for veterans. Charges filed against man accused of taking fire agency SUV.
Savannah Police seek public’s help identifying theft suspect
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah Police are asking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a theft that occurred on Feb. 14. Police say around 11:40 p.m., the unidentified suspect entered the Fashion Tree on the 1600 block of East Victory Drive and stole various items. The suspect is descr
Local teams ready for next round of high school basketball playoffs
The depth of basketball talent in the Coastal Empire has been evident as 14 teams are alive in the second round of the GHSA playoffs, while a pair of teams have advanced to the GISA Class 2A semifinals.
Trees down, roads closed, thousands without power across Georgia
PICKENS COUNTY, Ga. - Rain and storms caused major problems across parts of north Georgia Tuesday – and the issues are continuing Wednesday morning. Strong winds caused trees to come down, bringing power lines with them. There are more than 5,300 Georgia Power customers without power as of 6 a.m. We
Georgia Authorities Nearing End Of Investigation In Case Of Woman Who Died While Attending Overnight Party
Tamla Horsford was found dead on Nov. 4, 2018, while attending an overnight party, raising questions and accusations of foul play online. Tamla Horsford was found dead in the backyard area of a home in north Forsyth, Georgia on Nov. 4, 2018, and since then her death has sparked questions online, lea
Georgia Gov. Kemp's new school bus safety law now in effect
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) - Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has signed his first bill into law. Senate Bill 25 went into effect Monday, February 18th and is geared towards keeping Georgia students safe.
Coast Guard searches for missing swimmer off Tybee Island
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Coast Guard Sector Charleston officials say they are helping in the search for a missing 33-year-old swimmer off the coast near Savannah. The Charleston command center was notified by the Tybee Island Fire and Rescue about a person in the water at 6:38 p.m. Monday. The man ha