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The national average has fallen 4.2 cents a gallon in the last week to $3.3, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Prices Sunday were 14.8 cents a gallon lower than the same day one year ago and 4.9 cents a gallon lower than a month ago.
Savannah Youth Council and Chatham County Youth Commission met with representatives from the U.S. Department of Education and the National League of Cities to discuss youth issues in Savannah on Monday night. Mayor Edna Jackson has partnered with the National League of Cities and U.S. Department of Education to focus on improving the opportunities for afterschool programs in Savannah.
"Gosh, we've been working for the kids since 1990," said Cress. "That's, what, 24 years we've been working on the Kids Classic."
A Savannah school that tries to keep young men from going down the wrong path has fallen victim to criminals. On Monday morning the maintenance crew at Bethesda Academy found a lock cut off of its workshop door and more than $30,000 worth of equipment missing.
A Southside Savannah neighborhood that sits between Abercorn Street and White Bluff Road on Wilshire Boulevard is about to go through some major changes. Most homeowners would fear what these want: more commercial development on their properties.
Residents of Savannah will soon see ten of its local community leaders donning bright pink wigs throughout the city, all in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia. The BigWig Campaign is being launched with a goal of raising a minimum of $10,000 to fund local breast cancer patient services and education programs.
Resumes tell only a fraction of the story of the three finalists to become the next Savannah-Chatham police chief. Those finalists are Wilmington, N.C., Chief Ralph Evangelous, Reading, Pa., Chief William Heim and Athens-Clarke County Chief Joseph "Jack" Lumpkin.
Broughton Street developer Ben Carter is proposing a special tax allocation district to fund streetscape improvements along the corridor. A conceptual drawing from the developer's team suggest a gated arch to be placed at the intersection of Broughton and Bull streets.
Brittney Lohmiller / Savannah Morning News - Chemtrade alum operator Andrew Boyles finishes the last part of the manufacturing process of aluminum sulfate.The Savannah Economic Development Authority honored Chemtrade for its 70 years in Savannah with a plaque presented by Gov. Nathan Deal. Brittney Lohmiller / Savannah Morning News - Gary Griffin is the operation manager of Chemtrade.The Savannah Economic Development Authority honored the aluminum sulfate manufacturer for its 70 years in Savannah with a plaque presented by Gov. Nathan Deal.
A trailer on a rig collapsed after hitting a tree limb about 5 p.m., said Julan Miller, Savannah-Chatham police spokesman. The trailer dislodged from the tractor and collapsed.
In that column, I questioned the provision in the city of Savannah's draft alcohol ordinance revision that would ban anyone under 21 from working for "a licensed alcohol beverage caterer" if the employee had any contact with alcohol. The revision is actually consistent with state law.
A straight and orderly line of students made their way down the cinderblock hall at Windsor Forest Elementary Thursday, quietly took their seats in their fourth-grade classroom and immediately turned their attention to teacher Jessica Roberts. In just more than a decade academic ideals have become harder and harder to come by in Georgia's public schools.
Brittney Lohmiller / Savannah Morning News - Luis Fernando of Hilton Head Island, S.C. dressed in drag to celebrate the 15th annual Savannah Pride Festival at Forsyth Park September 13. Lindsay Rose, left, and Brittany Paone of Chattanooga, Tenn., listen to Lindsay Hinkle perform on Saturday during the 15th annual Savannah Pride Festival at Forsyth Park. ABOVE: Drag queen Soccer Mom, left, reads Michael Swanson's palm while Influenza Mueller fans herself on Saturday.
Almost a dozen Savannah firefighters participated in a 9-11 memorial stair climb on Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina as they raised funds for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The firefighters managed to raise 2,000 dollars for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation meeting their goal thanks to the overwhelming support they have received.
Tours and tastings are now in full swing at the Lowcountry's new veteran owned and operated craft brewery, Service Brewing Company in Savannah. Service Brewing Company will be celebrating their grand opening from noon until 6 p.m. on Saturday, revealing their 28,000 square foot brewing facility and tasting room on Indian Street.
Many people gathered today to participate in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk in Savannah which honors the legacy of FDNY firefighters who gave their lives in the line of duty on September 11th, 2001. The race is named after Stephen Siller, a FDNY firefighter, who gave his life to protect those in New York as the towers were attacked.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 01:53 am
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