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Volunteers help plant 20 trees at Memorial Park in Pooler

POOLER, Ga. (WTOC) – Georgia Arbor Day was one week ago, but Friday the City of Pooler celebrated with the addition of more than a dozen trees to a local park. “On this beautiful day in Pooler we’re thankful for the sunshine and warm air,” said Pooler Councilwoman Karen Williams. A great day to do… Keep Reading

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Georgia expanding vaccine eligibility to teachers, others

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Gov. Brian Kemp says teachers and other vulnerable Georgians are up next for COVID-19 vaccinations after weeks of waiting. The governor announced Thursday, eligibility would expand on Monday, March 8, to include the following groups: Educators and staff of grades pre-K through 12 (public and private) Adults with intellectual and development… Keep Reading

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New Hampstead’s Raven Dunham signs with South Georgia

POOLER, Ga. — New Hampstead High School senior Raven Dunham will be playing collegiate softball. The multi-sport standout joined family, friends and teammates in Pooler Thursday afternoon for a special signing celebration. Dunham, who also excels in basketball and soccer at New Hampstead, signed with South Georgia State College in Douglas. She was a four… Keep Reading

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State-funded charter school planned for Savannah’s southside

Families on the southside of Savannah will have another school option for the 2021-22 school year. Space is limited, so they have to act fast. Enrollment is set to close March 8 for the new Savannah Exploratory Charter Academy (SECA) for grades kindergarten through fourth grade, and space is being limited to 350 students. SECA is… Keep Reading

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Savannah-Chatham County public schools reopen for hybrid learning

CHATHAM CO., Ga. (WTGS) — Staff at the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) welcomed students back into the buildings Monday. While students are still doing all the work online, students who are physically in the classrooms can benefit from a more hands-on approach. Johnson High School social studies teacher Amanda Fanelli said it’s exciting to… Keep Reading

Parker’s Opens Its First Liquor Store

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Convenience-store company Parker Corp. is opening its first liquor store, Parker’s Spirits, in Pooler, Ga., next to an existing Parker’s c-store. The liquor-focused brand under the Parker’s umbrella will offer a selection of premier wines, craft beers, collectible bourbons and other packaged beverages. The Savannah, Ga.-based retailer expects to expand the concept throughout Georgia and South… Keep Reading

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Speed limits lowered across parts of Pooler Parkway

POOLER, Ga. (WTOC) – Multiple speed limits have now been changed in different areas along Pooler Parkway. It’s been just over a week since the change. Although it may slow you down, a recent traffic study suggests it could help save lives. “Everybody knows the tremendous growth we’ve had along Pooler Parkway. The addition to… Keep Reading

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‘Bully Breed Brunch’ aims to end negative views on certain dog breeds

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTGS) — Sunday was the second annual ‘Bully Breed Brunch’ to bring awareness to dogs who are usually looked over when people go to the shelter. The Humane Society, Happy Paws Party Planners, and Bentley’s Pet Stuff all came together for one reason, to end the stigma around bully breeds. “The stigma attached to them is that they’re… Keep Reading

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