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    Tybee Ocean Rescue Protecting The Public During Storms Video included

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    3-4 waterspouts were seen off shore, keeping folks off the beach and out of the water
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    Handicapped Driver Fears Placard Photo Threatens Safety

    Handicapped Driver Fears Placard Photo Threatens Safety

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    It's a vulnerable feeling some handicapped drivers experience, when they are have to display their South Carolina handicapped placard which bears their photo. One Hardeeville tells News Three she feels it threatens her safety."I can't explain how angry I was. So, as soon as I got home as soon as I could, I called the governor's office," Jessica Solomon says. More>>

    Back To School Headquarters - Return Dates - Schedules - Stories

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    Savannah Woman Celebrates 102nd Birthday Video included

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    Savannah's Ms. Mabel Green celebrated her 102nd birthday on Friday. The centarian celebrated the milestone with family and her favorite Meals on Wheels volunteer.Ms. Green was born in 1912, the year Titanic made it's first and final voyage.Happy Birthday from all of us here at WSAV! More>>

    Savannah Shooting Surge?

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    It has been a violent month in Savannah. Twenty shootings in just 24 days - the latest two happening just today.
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    New Fighter Jet Debuts at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

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    An F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter performed a short takeoff/vertical landing for the first time Friday at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. More>>

    Bulloch County Deputies Arrest Burglary Suspect

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    The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office tells News 3 local builders and mobile home dealerships reported multiple burglaries in the past month. Reports show furniture and appliances were stolen in the Bridgewater subdivision, under construction on Josh Deal Rd; Langley Pond, under construction on Burkhalter Rd. and Jesup Homes, located on US 301S. Additionally, other commercial burglaries of a more conventional nature were reported on the US 301 S corridor. Deputies have now arrested 40-year-old... More>>

    Georgia Film Producer / Director Preparing to Shoot New Horror Film in Savannah

    We’ve been hearing for nearly a year that Medient Studios had been planning to shoot a horror film in Savannah. There have been a great many changes with Medient since that announcement was first made. But now talk about the film is surfacing again, and this time the studio and the producer tapped to make the film say they’re ready to move forward with it. Film Producer Chad Darnell says he’s ready to make the movie. He’s been doing site surveys, including one of the spot he very much wants t... More>>

    City of Savannah Seeks Input on Flood Hazards

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    The City of Savannah says they are seeking help from the public to identify areas of the City that flood as part of a process to update the Flood Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Plan is part of an annual process being undertaken by the City that reduces flood insurance premiums by 20% for Savannah homeowners, and aids the City’s ongoing floodplain and storm water management efforts. The public can provide input at three public meetings Aug. 5-7. Those meetings are: · Tuesday, Aug. 5 -- 6-7:30 p.m... More>>

    Hampton Plant to Close By Year End, Layoff 230 Workers

    Hampton Plant to Close By Year End, Layoff 230 Workers

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    The Nevamar plant located in Hampton County will close its doors by the end of year, according to Panolam Industries International, Inc. CEO Al Kabus. Nevamar is the Panolam owned company that makes high pressure laminates and decorative coverings. The Hampton factory employs about 230 workers who will be laid off beginning in October. More>>

    What You Need to Know: Back to School 2014

    Here is everything you need to know for back to school. The information is broken down by county, in the order they head back to school. Just click on the highlighted word or sentence to to connected to the county information.Bulloch County1st day of school: Friday, August 1stSchool start times. School supply lists.School bus route.Long County1st day of school: Friday, August 1stSchool start times are listed on the homepage. Links to the supply lists for each school are listed on the homepage... More>>

    Police respond to shooting on 34th Street

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    Savannah Police responded to a shooting on 34th Street around noon on Friday.One man was transported to Memorial with non-life threatening injuries. Police are still trying to determine where the shooting happened.We'll continue to update as information becomes available. More>>

    VIDEO: Heavy Rain Creates Flooding on Highway 80 Video included

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    Heavy rain has created some flooding on Highway 80 in Savannah.Central Chatham County is also under a flood advisory until 2:45pm. More>>

    WEATHER: Waterspout Spotted Off the Coast of Tybee Island

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    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. More>>

    Police And Deputies Go Head To Head For United Way

    Savannah Chatham Metro Police officers and Chatham County Sheriff's Deputies will go head to head on the baseball field. It's for a good cause, The United Way. Police officers will face Sheriff's Deputies in a game at Grayson Stadium at 3:30p.m. Saturday. Gates open and ticket sales begin at 2:15 p.m. Tickets are $8 dollars for adults and $5 dollars for children.That alsoincludesadmission to the SandGnatsgame at 6:05p.m.Proceeds from the event will be donated to the United Way of the Coastal ... More>>

    PHOTOS: First Day of School 2014

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    This is a look at your First Day of School pictures from across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. More>>

    Early Morning Shooting on Greenwood St. Sends One to Hospital

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    One man is in the hospital after being shot Friday morning.Savannah Metro Police say he was shot outside of a home on Greenwood Street between Nevada and Oregon streets. They believe his injuries were non-life threatening. No information on a suspect was immediately available. More>>

    Protecting Your Pets in Severe Weather Video included

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    During severe weather situations most of us have a plan, knowing exactly where to evacuate and what to pack.But the experts say having a plan in place for your pets is just as important.Directors at the Humane Society of Greater Savannah recommend preparing a "Go Kit" for your pet.It should include a picture of you with your pet, a carrier, a leash and collar, toys, water, at least a week's worth of food, vet records and any medications your pet could need.They also so, the sooner you prepare... More>>

    GSU Bans Smoking on Campus, SSU to Follow

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    Smokers in the Peach State are losing another place they can light up. The University System of Georgia is banning the use of tobacco products on the 31 campuses it oversees. The smoking ban is mandatory October 1st. More>>

    Bluffton Man Charged with Voyeurism

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    Bluffton Police are executing a search warrant at this hour after a man was arrested and charged with two counts of voyeurism. More>>

    When Storms Come, Do You have the Right Insurance Coverage? Video included

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    Every property in Chatham County is in a flood zone, which means insurance can be key when a storm hits
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    Bluffton PD Will Soon Have More Eyes on Crime

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    The Bluffton Police Department will soon get a closer look at crime in their area thanks to new eyes in the sky. By October, 21 new security cameras will be up and running around old town. Authorities say this system of cameras will cost about $90,000,but that money will be coming from accommodations tax funds. And while that is a lot of money, Bluffton Police Chief, Joey Reynolds says its worth it to boost safety in the community. "The intent is to give us another tool in our toolbox to h... More>>

    Fugitive Files Profiles Wanted Sex Offender, Probation Violator Video included

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    Rodney Velasquez is on the run in Savannah area, wanted on various charges
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    Rape Crisis Center Teaching Life Lessons To Young Men

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    Rising numbers of sexual assaults reported here the last couple of years led the Rape Crisis Center to develop a new way to work to reduce those numbers.Young men are the focus of a new program developed by the Rape Crisis Center designed to teach them much more than the common refrain "no means no." More>>

    Barrow Announces 12th District Job Fairs

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    U.S. Congressman John Barrow has announced the dates of two job fairs to be held in our area.Barrow's office says the fairs are part of a series of events that will be held while Congress is away from Washington for the month of August. The first fair will be held in Augusta on Saturday, August 9th. The second, a fair specifically tailored to veterans' and service members community, will be held in Statesboro on Saturday, August 16th. The veterans’ jobs fair will be open exclusively to vetera... More>>

    UPDATE: Savannah Police Investigating Southside Homicide

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    Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are on the scene of a shooting on Hampstead Avenue. More>>

    Jogger attacked on Atlanta's Silver Comet Trail

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    (WXIA) A Dallas woman was attacked while jogging on the Silver Comet Trail in Paulding County Tuesday evening.Paulding County Sheriff's spokesperson Ashley Henson said the attack happened on the bridge over Academy Drive/Vernoy Aiken Road at around 6:45 p.m. The victim, 42-year-old Tina Waddell, told police she was heading east, toward Hiram, when a white man with dark hair grabbed her.Waddell's injuries were severe enough to require her to be taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital by Life Fli... More>>

    Entrepreneur launches Specialty Vodka brand, Joins Craft Cocktail Phenomena

    You might be aware that you and just about everyone else is a lot more picky about the food you like and the beer you drink. But did you know that it’s become a major trend? In the beer brewing industry, more and more small breweries or ‘craft ‘breweries are opening up. Those producing whiskey and other hard liquors are called craft distilleries. The trend also includes a movement toward organic food and locally grown food items. When it comes to ordering alcohol in bars, people have begun to... More>>

    Demolition Begins on the Old Savannah Pharmacy Video included

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    The old Savannah Pharmacy opened its doors in 1914 but has since been deemed structurally unsound and is in the process of being demolished. The local business stood at the heart of Savannah's African-American community. In 1964, it served black clientele when other businesses would not. It closed its doors on February 28th 2007. The city of Savannah says the demolition is expected to be complete by October 6th. More>>

    TX Teen Burned in 'Fire Challenge' Video included

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    (KPRC) Bored teenagers and social media add up to a painful outcome for a 14-year-old boy in Crosby, Texas.Michael Symonette, 14, is happy to be home after suffering second-degree burns. He was playing the Fire Challenge game, a disturbing national trend where young people set themselves on fire using rubbing alcohol. "He got in. He set himself on fire right there," said Michael's sister, Victoria, reenacting the incident.With his siblings watching, Michael used a bottle of rubbing alcohol th... More>>

    VIDEO: New Home for Wounded Warrior Video included

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    (WTLV) One national organization is paying it forward, and granting a deserving Jacksonville, Florida mother the gift of a new home. Jessica Blow served 11 years in the Army. She was discharged in December and she came home to find herself struggling to make ends meet. That is until, HomeStrong USA and Bank Of America granted Jessica and her son, Camron, the gift of a new home in Arlington.More than 30 volunteers worked 800 hours to renovate the 1950s New Haven home into a modern place for th... More>>

    Fatal Beauty: Former Miss Savannah Breaks Silence about Killing Boyfriend Video included

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    Eleven years ago Savannah ignited worldwide attention when the city's beauty queen of just 4 months was charged with the murder of her boyfriend. More>>

    Death Investigation Underway On Hilton Head Plantation

    The investigation continues at the home of a Hilton Head man who was found dead insise the residence yesterday. Hilton Head Fire and Rescue went to the home, located in Hilton Head Plantation,to make a welfare check and found the manon the floor of the garage. Investigators say the body may habe been there as long as a week. Investigators say part of the home's ceiling had collapsed and there was extensive mold and water damage inside the home. The victim's name is being withheld until his fa... More>>

    VIDEO: A Look at the SpongeBob Squarepants Movie Trailer Video included

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    This is a look at the trailer for the new SpongeBob Squarepants movie.Many of the scenes were filmed on Tybee Beach and in downtown Savannah. More>>

    Update: Officials say Bluffton business fire "suspicious"

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    The Bluffton Fire Department says a fire at a warehouse on Anolyn Court is under control. The building reportedly houses a couple businesses including Clover Glass of Bluffton. More>>

    K-9 Officer Retires from Chatham County Sheriff's Office

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    K-9 Officer Cpl. Puma, a 12-year-old Belgian Tervuren Malinois, is retiring to a life of leisure following a 10-year career with the Chatham County Sheriff's Office. Cpl. Puma has conducted over 4200 searches for various law enforcement agencies throughout Georgia and the country, taking millions of dollars in drugs off the streets, according to officials. She was partnered with Deputy Charlton Willoughby and officially retired July 24th. The K-9 Unit says Cpl. Puma will be truly missed. More>>

    Gulfstream to Go 'Smoke Free," January 1st

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    Gulfstream says starting January 1st, smoking will be banned on their property, that includes e-cigarettes. The company says the decision comes as an effort to help promote a healthier lifestyle for its employees. There will be designated smoking areas for customers. More>>

    Tennessee man drowns near sandbar off Tybee

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    Tybee Fire officials confirm 43 year old Thomas Price Jr. of Tennessee drowned near south beach Wednesday afternoon. Officials say Price was using an underwater camera around the sandbar when a lifeguard saw his head go under water and didn’t resurface. Lifeguards responded immediately, but officials say the area is hundreds of yards away from any station. Price was found floating face down and was rushed to Memorial where he was pronounced dead. Emergency officials want to remind beach goer... More>>

    Police Probe Another Shooting in Savannah

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    Some residents in the Bayview neighborhood in Savannah say they woke to the sound of gunfire Thursday morning. The incident sent police to the 1200 block of Damon Street sometime after 3:00 a.m. There is no confirmation of injuries from investigators, but neighbors say they believe at least one person was sent to the hospital. Lathondra Mincey says the sound of gunfire cut through the quiet of the early morning hours. “ I heard a bunch of gunshots and my momma was screaming, saying somebody s... More>>

    Reporting Arsons in Georgia

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    Georgia officials say arson is to blame for nearly $2 million in property damage in 2013, and they’re hoping that this year that will not be the case."In many cases, investigators rely on evidence provided by witnesses to convict an arsonist,” said State Insurance and Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens. That is why officials want to make sure everyone is aware of the toll-free Georgia Arson Hotline. The number is 1-800-282-5804. Tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of up to $10,000 if they pr... More>>

    Alligator in Neighborhood Pond Eludes Hinesville Police

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    Hinesville Police were hunting down a different kind of fugitive Wednesday evening. More>>

    Georgia Legislators Have Mixed Reaction Over Obama Lawsuit

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    The U.S. House authorized a lawsuit against President Obama Wednesday afternoon. More>>

    Savannah-Chatham Teachers Spend Hundreds Out-Of-Pocket For Supplies

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    The first day of school is nearly a week away for Savannah-Chatham County students. As kids enjoy the last days of freedom, teachers are getting their classrooms ready but that comes at a cost.News 3 spoke to some teachers who said they can easily spend a thousand dollars over the course of the year. Studies show the average spent by teachers in 2013 was about $500. That money goes towards classroom and student supplies to instructional materials. 6th grade Hesse Teacher Sara Jane Doubleday... More>>

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    • Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

      Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

      Friday, August 1 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:25:48 GMT
      Plans are underway to bring back one of the two American aid workers sick with Ebola in Africa.
      Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said Friday.
    • After chokehold death, NYC mayor sends sympathy

      After chokehold death, NYC mayor sends sympathy

      Friday, August 1 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:15:26 GMT
      The medical examiner has ruled that a police officer's chokehold on a New York City man last month caused his death.
      Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) is extending his "deepest sympathy" to the family of a New York City man whose death was ruled to be caused by a police chokehold.
    • Nevada no lock for Tesla plant despite groundwork

      Nevada no lock for Tesla plant despite groundwork

      Friday, August 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:18:53 GMT
      A sprawling industrial park near Reno where wild mustangs roam among the sagebrush has become the focus of Tesla's unusually secretive site selection process for its $5 billion battery factory, but the...
      A sprawling industrial park near Reno where wild mustangs roam among the sagebrush has become the focus of Tesla's unusually secretive site selection process for its $5 billion battery factory, but the groundwork...
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    • Police: Georgia mom also searched Internet on child deaths in cars

      Police: Georgia mom also searched Internet on child deaths in cars

      Friday, August 1 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:17:49 GMT
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      Leanna Harris, the mother of a Georgia toddler who died locked in a hot car, has told authorities that she researched such deaths and how they occur, according to a police affidavit.
      Leanna Harris, the mother of a Georgia toddler who died locked in a hot car, has told authorities that she researched such deaths and how they occur, according to a police affidavit.
    • Bikini-clad mom of 5 writes viral letter to bullies who mocked her stretch marks

      Bikini-clad mom of 5 writes viral letter to bullies who mocked her stretch marks

      Friday, August 1 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:17:45 GMT
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      A mother of five who was mocked for her stretch marks while sunbathing at the beach has written an open letter to the trio who bullied her. That letter has now gone viral with more than a million likes and 218,000 shares.
      A mother of five who was mocked for her stretch marks while sunbathing at the beach has written an open letter to the trio who bullied her. That letter has now gone viral with more than a million likes and 218,000 shares.
    • Woman survives 8 days in car; uses plastic bags to catch rain for water

      Woman survives 8 days in car; uses plastic bags to catch rain for water

      Friday, August 1 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:58:44 GMT
      An Oklahoma woman survived eight days in her car after it went down an embankment into a muddy ditch. Kay Springer was out running errands when she became disoriented. Her car ran off the road and sat there more than a week until she was rescued. Her car got stuck in the mud near the Arkansas River below Highway 62. She couldn't climb out of the steep embankment.Doctors say she became disoriented because her cancer came back and the tumor had swelled up and basically knocked her unconscious.S...
      An Oklahoma woman survived eight days in her car after it went down an embankment into a muddy ditch. Kay Springer was out running errands when she became disoriented. Her car ran off the road and sat there more than a week until she was rescued. Her car got stuck in the mud near the Arkansas River below Highway 62. She couldn't climb out of the steep embankment.Doctors say she became disoriented because her cancer came back and the tumor had swelled up and basically knocked her unconscious.S...
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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.
    • Screams, panic caught on video as shark charges at swimmers near beach

      Screams, panic caught on video as shark charges at swimmers near beach

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:48:04 GMT
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      A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape.
      A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape.
    • Bikini-clad mom of 5 writes viral letter to bullies who mocked her stretch marks

      Bikini-clad mom of 5 writes viral letter to bullies who mocked her stretch marks

      Friday, August 1 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:17:45 GMT
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      A mother of five who was mocked for her stretch marks while sunbathing at the beach has written an open letter to the trio who bullied her. That letter has now gone viral with more than a million likes and 218,000 shares.
      A mother of five who was mocked for her stretch marks while sunbathing at the beach has written an open letter to the trio who bullied her. That letter has now gone viral with more than a million likes and 218,000 shares.
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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.
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      Local Flooding and Weather Damage

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      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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