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    UPDATE: 'All Clear,' Given at Beach High School

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    The SCCPSS says Savannah Fire is on the campus of Beach High School after a smell of burning rubber was reported in the area.
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    UPDATE: Brandon Mackey Pleads Guilty to Murder of Volunteer Isle of Hope Firefighter Video included

    Isle of Hope Volunteer Firefighter Wesley Franklin who was gunned down in an attempted robbery back in 2012. Isle of Hope Volunteer Firefighter Wesley Franklin who was gunned down in an attempted robbery back in 2012.
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    Justice could finally be near for the family of a volunteer Isle of Hope Firefighter who police say was shot and killed during a robbery attempt outside a bar in Sandfly back in 2012. 
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    Couple Injured in Motorcycle Crash

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    Two women were injured Monday night in Hinesville when a vehicle pulled in front of their motorcycle. More>>

    First Debate Between GA Senate Candidates Kicks Off

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    The first debate between U.S. Senate hopefuls Michelle Nunn and David Perdue is taking place today in Macon.
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    U.S. Ebola Patient Discharged from Emory University Hospital

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    "Today is a miraculous day," Brantly said at a news conference in Atlanta with staff of Emory University Hospital.
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    Five Indicted On Gang Activity Charges Appear in Court

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    Five defendants who were part of a large indictment last September, charging them with Participation In Criminal Gang Activity are in court on Thursday, for a Motions Hearing.
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    2014-2015 Savannah Youth Council Sworn In

    It's official. Thirty-five area eighth-graders are the newest inductees into the Savannah Youth Council (SYC). Students took the oath of office and were sworn in by Mayor Edna Jackson and Alderman Van Johnson during a ceremony held in Council Chambers at City Hall. More>>

    VIDEO: Mayor Edna Jackson Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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    On Thursday morning, Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. More>>

    Our Hometown: Richmond Hill Labor Day Family Picnic

    Relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor. You're invited to celebrate Georgia's working heroes as the Savannah Regional Central Labor Council presents its Labor Day Family Picnic.
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    Downtown Jesup Rebuilding after Massive Fire Video included

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    It's been more than two weeks since a massive fire reduced an entire block filled with businesses to ashes along historic Cherry Street in downtown Jesup. Wednesday News 3's Ian Margol spent the day in the area speaking to those affected by the fire and the progress being made as the city begins to rebuild. "I was hoping it was just going to be some tiny little fire that would be put out in a few minutes and when I got there it was completely engulfed," said 'Fair Haven in the Market' Thri... More>>

    Richmond Hill Shooting Tied to Chase, Five Arrested Video included

    Deer Run Apartment complex in Hardeeville where officers arrested five suspects after a chase from Richmond Hill. Detectives say the unidentifed suspects are connected to a shooting investigation in Richmond Hill. Deer Run Apartment complex in Hardeeville where officers arrested five suspects after a chase from Richmond Hill. Detectives say the unidentifed suspects are connected to a shooting investigation in Richmond Hill.
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    Five suspects are in custody after leading police on a chase that police say began in after a shooting in Richmond Hill and ended across state lines at a Hardeeville apartment complex Wednesday afternoon.
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    Keeping Your Pets Safe During The Heat

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    The heat can be dangerous for our furry friends. Veterinarian Dr. Rese at Guyton Animal Hospital said dogs and cats can get heat stroke. Dr. Rese said some warning signs to look out for include pale gums with a really red tongue, abnormal breathing, and acting disoriented. The veterinarian said don’t use ice cold water to cool your pets off if they get overheated. "Use cool water and get a fan. Just get them cooled off as soon as you can and get them to a veterinarian because the longer th... More>>

    Heat Policies For Savannah Horses In Carriages and Mounted Patrol

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    If you went outside today it didn't take long to break a sweat. The heat is not only making it dangerous for outside workers but those with four legs. The horses in downtown Savannah that work are getting a break. The animals are not only used to pull tourists in carriages but also help the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department with safety. It was a day off the street for the horses in Metro’s Mounted Patrol. When the heat index reaches 100 these animals get to rest their hooves.... More>>

    Midway Police Accept #IceBucketChallenge Video included

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    The Midway Police Department is the latest to accept the Ice Bucket Challenge that draws attention to ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. More>>

    UPDATE: Missing Man Located

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    Statesboro police are searching for a missing man. Robert Poole was last seen in South Carolina before he left the state, headed to Statesboro. He is 5'11", 40 lb and has gray hair and blues eyes. Poole drives hunter green Ford Escape with a South Carolina tag. If you have any information call Detective Holloway at 531-1174. More>>

    GSP Investigates Deadly Crash in Bulloch County

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    The Georgia State patrol is investigating a deadly crash in Bulloch County. More>>

    Crisis Intervention Team Helping The Mentally Ill

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    We often hear about overcrowding at jails - but many law enforcement officers will tell you that some of those incarcerated don't need to be there. They're the mentally ill in need of help and there's a program that's trying to do just that. The Crisis Intervention Team is a program that trains law enforcement officers to better recognize and deal with those who need help - rather than incarceration.
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    LC Tourism Way Up This Year

    HiltonHead Island hasjust been recognized for having the "most southern hospitality" in South Carolina. And that may be the reason the island is seeing a7% increase in occupancy over last year, occurring to Chamber of Commerce. So what's behind the tourism upswing? News 3's Brittany Shane went out and asked tourists.Paul West and his family made the trek from North Carolina to check out Hilton Head for their very first time and he says its much better than other South Carolina tourist towns.... More>>

    CrimeStoppers Seeking Information on 2005 Homicide

    CrimeStoppers is looking for information to help solve a murder that happened in 2005.18 year old Julius Baker was killed while walking to a store. His body was found in a vacant lot on East Henry Street. Bakerhad recently graduated from Beach High School and just joined the Army. Police need help solving the crime, there is a potential cash reward of up to $2, 500in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 234-2020. More>>

    DEVELOPING: SCMP Investigating Shooting on East Waldburg St.

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    Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are on the scene of a shooting on East Waldburg Street in Savannah. More>>

    Man Charged in Death of Puppy

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    Savannah-Chatham Metro Police say they have arrested 20-year-old Briceson Moore in connection to the death of a puppy in July. More>>

    Public Asked to Respond to Proposed Troop Reductions

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    The city of Hinesville is reminding residents that the Army Environmental Command at Fort Sam Houston, TX is currently receiving the public's comments concerning projected cuts.
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    City of Savannah Releases 100 Worst Properties list

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    The City of Savannah has unveiled the 100 Worst Properties list.
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    Train Derailment Forces Road Closure in Garden City

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    Main Street and Brampton Street in Garden city is temporarily closed after a train derailment at the location. It happened around 12:30 p.m. The train was not carrying hazardous materials. Drivers are advised to avoid the area. More>>

    Savannah Achieves Highest ISO Rating

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    The city of Savannah and Savannah Fire Emergency Services have been elevated to among the highest rated cities and fire departments in America, according to the Insurance Services Office (ISO).
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    UPDATE: Man Drowns Off Harbor Island

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    The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible drowning near the Harbor Island/Hunting Island sandbar. More>>

    Registration Open For Middle School Summit

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    The City of Savannah and the Savannah Youth Council in partnership with America's Promise Alliance will host #Choices: A Community Summit for middle school students on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center. Students enrolled in grades 6th-8th and their parents are invited to attend. Registration is required by Sept. 5. Attendees can register online at www.savannahga.gov/choices. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children to participate in the parents'... More>>

    Heat Hits Outdoor Workers Hardest

    It's a slow, steady rise in temperatures, as the heat closes in on triple digits Many know that young kids and older people are more vulnerable to heat injuries. But there are workers who also fill up emergency rooms during hot weather.Today's health alert targets the outdoor workforce in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.News 3's Martin Staunton has details. More>>

    Peanut butter, almond butter products recalled

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    nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters (listed below) packaged in glass and plastic jars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infecte... More>>

    Our Hometown: Oatland Island Celebrates 40th Anniversary

    The Oatland Island Wildlife Center turns 40 this month! To mark this milestone, they're throwing a huge celebration... and you're invited!
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    Changes Made To SSU Student Housing After Move-In Challenges Last Year

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    On-campus housing on Savannah State University continues to be a hot commodity. Just like last year, more students applied to live on campus than there is dorm space. However, university officials said this year's move in went a lot smoother. Last year, SSU parents turned to News 3 after waiting for hours to find out if their student would have a place to stay. At issue was confusion over room confirmations. The University made some changes to student housing this year to help correct issu... More>>

    SCMPD Major Takes #IceBucketChallenge Video included

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    Efforts to raise awareness and money for ALS continued Tuesday with Savannah-Chatham Metro Police getting in on the action. More>>

    Celebrating History : 140 Years of Willow Hill School

    Willow Hill School was once the oldest operating school in Bulloch County. More>>

    Big Tree Falls and Damages Savannah Home

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    Repairs are on the itinerary for one Savannah homeowner after Tuesday's storm sent a large three tumbling down on her house.


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    What Grade is the Savannah-Chatham County School System Giving First Student? Video included

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    Is the bus company getting any better? What is the school system's next move? If any?
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    St. James & Blessed Sacrament Face ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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    Thousands of people around the country are connecting to strike out ALS also or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.Also known as Lou Gehrig's disease - ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.Tonight - how young people in savannah are pouring their hearts into a national effort to raise awareness. Thinking, memory and muscle power is good for the lady chargers 7t... More>>

    No Vaccine, No School For Hundreds In Beaufort County

    Hundreds sent home yesterday and again today, throughout the district for failing to receive the state-mandatedT-DAP vaccine. The shot protects against several illnesses such as whooping cough which doctors say is extremely contagious. But parents tellNEWS 3they had no idea their kids would be kept from class. No extension will be given to the more than 350 seventh grade students who showed up yesterday to school without theirT-DAP vaccine. "Correct its a safe and health issue that we don't... More>>

    Police Pursuit Raises Concerns

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    A police pursuit results in several wrecks and six injured people Friday night - now some in the community are questioning police policy regarding pursuits and whether that policy was followed. More>>

    Cops shoot and kill man in incident near Ferguson Video included

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    Two St. Louis city police officers shot and killed a man who came within several feet of them brandishing a knife on Tuesday in a confrontation several miles from the turbulent suburb of Ferguson, authorities said. More>>

    BCSO Searching for suspect in Hilton Head Suntrust Bank Robbery

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    The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says they are investigating a robbery that occurred Tuesday afternoon at a bank on the North end of Hilton Head Island.
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    Bluffton Man Arrested for Criminal Sexual Conduct with Child

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    The South Carolina Attorney General's office says 45-year-old Patrick Kevin Vanhorn has been arrested and charged with criminal sexual conduct with a child.
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    Gov. Deal Announces $39.7 Million In Community Development Awards

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    Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that 82 Georgia communities will receive a total of $39.7 million in assistance to grow their local economies. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the funding to Georgia's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which is administered by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA). “Strong, vibrant communities help attract companies to the state,” Deal said. “The projects funded by this program will ensure successful econo... More>>

    Another Big Data Breach May Affect Some in Statesboro Area, What Experts Advise

    Another Big Data Breach May Affect Some in Statesboro Area, What Experts Advise

    A huge data security breach at more than 200 hospitals nationwide may affect some patients who used East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro. Experts are weighing in with the best ways to protect your credit.
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    STORM DAMAGE: Tree Takes Down Power line on Georgia Ave.

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    A storm has brought down a tree on Georgia Ave in Savannah and the tree has fallen on some power lines.
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    Large amount of crack cocaine seized in Savannah

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    Two men are behind bars after the Chatham Savannah counter Narcotics Team found almost 6 ounces of crack cocaine, marijuana, and guns. CNT says the investigation into 42-year-old Eric Bradley for possible drug sales out of his home.
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    New Traffic Signal to Improve South Effingham Left Turn Movements

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    The Georgia Department of Transportation says new traffic signals designed to improve safety and traffic flow are set to be installed this week on State Route 21 in Effingham County.
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    Local Pastor Asks Community to Join Silent Chorus for Change

    There is an effort that started this morning in Savannah to attempt to affect change in Ferguson, Missouri and quell  violence in the Hostess City. Everyone is invited to join a silent chorus for change. News 3's Martin Staunton has details.
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    Baxley Man Who Pleaded Guilty To His Wife's Murder Doesn’t Change Plea

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    A Baxley man who pleaded guilty to his wife's 2013 murder withdrew the motion to change his plea on Monday. More>>

    St. Vincent's Principal Takes on Ice Bucket Challenge

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    St. Vincent's Academy Principal Mary Anne Hogan joined a growing trend to raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS. More>>

    Has Savannah's Tree Policy and Canopy Changed? Video included

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    Since the city lost a multi-million dollar lawsuit about unsafe trees, has the way the canopy is handled changed?
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    Police Train Frequently For Hostile Crowd Response

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    We're digging into how law enforcement responded to protestors in Ferguson, Missouri. How would Metro Police respond to a similar situation in Savannah? More>>

    Bulloch Co. Asking for Help Identifying Burglary Suspect

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    The Bulloch Co. Sheriff's Office says they need the public's help identifying this man, who they say was involved in weekend burglary. More>>

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    • 2 American Ebola patients discharged from hospital

      2 American Ebola patients discharged from hospital

      Thursday, August 21 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:06:48 GMT
      The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge.
      Two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, where the scene Thursday was festive and celebratory - a stark contrast to the sterile, rushed...
    • Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

      Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

      Thursday, August 21 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:04:41 GMT
      The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by...
      The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by falling ice...
    • Judge: Torture anime not OK at kidnap-rape trial

      Judge: Torture anime not OK at kidnap-rape trial

      Thursday, August 21 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:54:00 GMT
      A judge has declined to allow Philadelphia prosecutors to introduce evidence that a woman charged with abducting and raping a kindergartner had viewed online cartoons depicting sexual torture.
      A judge has declined to allow Philadelphia prosecutors to introduce evidence that a woman charged with abducting and raping a kindergartner had viewed online cartoons depicting sexual torture.
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    • Cat dies after sitting on chair with huge wasp nest in Winter Haven

      Cat dies after sitting on chair with huge wasp nest in Winter Haven

      Thursday, August 21 2014 6:18 AM EDT2014-08-21 10:18:13 GMT
      Wasps built a massive nest on a chair outside a Winter Haven home. Tony Smarte photoWasps built a massive nest on a chair outside a Winter Haven home. Tony Smarte photo
      A Winter Haven homeowner is working to remove a huge yellow jacket nest, before the wasps that live inside do any more harm. A cat that had jumped up onto the recliner to take a nap was attacked and killed by the yellow jackets.
      A Winter Haven homeowner is working to remove a huge yellow jacket nest, before the wasps that live inside do any more harm. A cat that had jumped up onto the recliner to take a nap was attacked and killed by the yellow jackets.
    • Alive and well but Pasco veteran declared dead by government

      Alive and well but Pasco veteran declared dead by government

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:51:54 GMT
      92-year-old Frances Evans finds humor in the fact that the government considers her dead.92-year-old Frances Evans finds humor in the fact that the government considers her dead.
      When 92-year-old Frances Evans got a letter in the mail about her death, she laughed. “What's funny is they're sending the letter to me, telling me they're sorry I'm deceased.
      When 92-year-old Frances Evans got a letter in the mail about her death, she laughed. “What's funny is they're sending the letter to me, telling me they're sorry I'm deceased.
    • VIDEO: Grouper snatches shark in one bite

      VIDEO: Grouper snatches shark in one bite

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:44:27 GMT
      Clip of video from YouTubeClip of video from YouTube
      One bite: that's all it apparently took for a grouper to eat a 4-foot shark in a video posted to YouTube, according to user Gimbb14.
      One bite: that's all it apparently took for a grouper to eat a 4-foot shark in a video posted to YouTube, according to user Gimbb14.
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    • WEATHER: Waterspout Spotted Off the Coast of Tybee Island

      WEATHER: Waterspout Spotted Off the Coast of Tybee Island

      Friday, August 1 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:51:17 GMT
      The National Weather Service confirms that a water spout was spotted off the coast of Tybee Island on Friday morning. The Chatham Count Emergency Management agency says the island did activate its outdoor warning system and cleared the beach.At this time, weather reports do not indicated the waterspout will make landfall, but it is recommended to avoid the beach until the storm has passed.
      The National Weather Service confirms that a water spout was spotted off the coast of Tybee Island on Friday morning. The Chatham Count Emergency Management agency says the island did activate its outdoor warning system and cleared the beach.At this time, weather reports do not indicated the waterspout will make landfall, but it is recommended to avoid the beach until the storm has passed.
    • PHOTOS: First Day of School 2014

      PHOTOS: First Day of School 2014

      Friday, August 1 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-08-01 14:21:27 GMT
      This is a look at your First Day of School pictures from across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.
      This is a look at your First Day of School pictures from across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.
    • Local Flooding and Weather Damage

      Local Flooding and Weather Damage

      Friday, July 11 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-07-11 18:44:14 GMT
      These are pictures and videos of local flooding and weather damage from around the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.
      These are pictures and videos of local flooding and weather damage from around the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.
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