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6 hrs ago | SavannahNow

United Community Bank adds Coastal Georgia mortgage staff

United Community Bank will add five staffers based in Savannah to its mortgage services division for coastal Georgia, bank officials announced Tuesday. Adam Hart will join the bank as vice president, regional sales manager to lead the mortgage team and focus on increasing service to the Brunswick, Savannah, St. Simmons and surrounding areas, according to the announcement.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Savannah, GA

7 hrs ago | Bryan County News

Pembroke honors its oldest resident

Altie Moody, left, and Pembroke Mayor Mary Warnell, share a moment at Monday's Pembroke City Council meeting. The city honored Moody with a resolution and named her grand marshal of the upcoming Christmas parade.

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Related Topix: Bryan County, GA, Pembroke, GA, Savannah, GA

10 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

Asked & Answered: Language Survey

A very angry mom contacted WTOC claiming the school her child her goes to sent her child home with a language survey to determine if English was his native language. His last name was Hispanic, but she said his cousins, who had non-Hispanic last names, did not get the survey.

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10 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

Discrimination suit against Savannah, Willie Lovett thrown out by federal judge

A federal judge threw out a discrimination lawsuit against the City of Savannah and former SMCPD Police Chief Willie Lovett. The lawsuit was brought by current Metro Maj.

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11 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

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The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police updated WTOC on several scams plaguing the area, and they said the most popular is the Jury Duty Scam. The SCMPD said that particular scam peaked in the summer time as well.

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13 hrs ago | Connect Savannah

Art Marches to Art Fairs

As an arts enthusiast and writer in Savannah, that's the mindset I have as I wave goodbye to August and hop into the depths of September. From now till the end of May, every week will bring numerous openings and art events that showcase the vibrancy of our local culture.

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Related Topix: Savannah, GA, Collecting, Life, Hobbies, Painting, Arts, Photography

16 hrs ago | Connect Savannah

Fall Arts Preview: Visual Arts

Drawn from Telfair Museums' collection with key loans from the Library of Congress, the Georgia Historical Society and local collections, Port City tells the story of the Savannah riverfront as depicted by artists in prints, drawings, paintings, and photographs from the 1730s to the present. Garrett uses geometric forms to create sculptural metal furniture and drawings that are both simple and complex representations of geo-abstractions.

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16 hrs ago | StreetsBlog.org

Highway Boondoggle Case Study #1: Georgia's Effingham Parkway

The Effingham Parkway expansion is premised on the idea that the Panama Canal expansion will see more cargo coming through Georgia ports - but there are many holes in that logic. Image: Georgia Ports Authority via U.S. PIRG and Frontier Group This week, U.S. PIRG and the Frontier Group will release a report titled, "Highway Boondoggles: Wasted Money and America's Transportation Future."

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21 hrs ago | DVDCreation Reviews

ProAct Safety President to Speak on Safety Culture at Georgia Safety, ...

ProAct Safety, a recognized pioneer in safety excellence strategies, announced its president, Shawn M. Galloway , will address attendees at the 21st annual Georgia Safety, Health and Environmental Conference in Savannah, Georgia. The conference will be held October 8 10, 2014, at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront.

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Yesterday | SavannahNow

Savannah area gas prices continue downward trend

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.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

WTOC-TV Savannah

City and federal leaders meet to improve youth outreach

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.

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WTOC-TV Savannah

Rex Cress

"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."

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WTOC-TV Savannah

$30,000 of equipment stolen from Bethesda Academy

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.

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WTOC-TV Savannah

Southside neighborhood to go through major changes

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.

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SavannahNow

VIEW: Savannah-Chatham Jail Bookings

Jail bookings from September 12-14 for Savannah-Chatham County are now posted, alphabetically by each person's last name. Click through this slideshow to view photos and information obtained from the Chatham County Sheriff's Department.

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WTOC-TV Savannah

McDonald's perks up the Coastal Empire with free hot, iced coffee

From Dept. 16 to Sept. 29, guests can enjoy a free small hot or iced McCafe coffee all day at any of the 53 McDonald's restaurants in the Savannah area and surrounding communities.

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SavannahNow

Port Wentworth Elementary earns Healthy School Award

Last weekend former President Bill Clinton recognized the 250 schools that were awarded Bronze, Silver, or Gold level awards for making their schools healthier places during the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. Each of the schools followed the Alliance's Healthy Schools Program in order to create, implement, and sustain healthy environments.

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Related Topix: Port Wentworth, GA

Sun Sep 14, 2014

WTOC-TV Savannah

Digging deeper: WTOC checks out chief finalists' backgrounds

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.

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SavannahNow

Broughton developer details streetscape plans

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.

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SavannahNow

SEDA, governor honor Chemtrade's longevity

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.

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Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Governors, Savannah, GA

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