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St. Patrick's Day alcohol bill awaiting governor's signature
Legislation allowing Savannah bars to sell alcohol on Sunday afternoons that fall in a St. Patrick's Day weekend is awaiting Gov. Nathan Deal's signature after the House passed it 147-7 Monday morning.
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Sun Mar 09, 2014
County road work: Good news, bad news
WHEN IT comes to many road construction and other transportation improvements in Chatham County, government bureaucrats have almost zero credibility.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Savannah-Chatham Animal Control fights low staff, deluge of calls
Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News - Nine-week old Hansel is held by Jodi Lewis, a supervisor at the Chatham County Animal Control Shelter.
Graduation rates: Reason to cheer
HERE'S A trend that deserves a community-wide cheer - the increase in the rate of students graduating from Savannah-Chatham County public schools over the past few years.
Fire displaces two in Garden City
Members of the American Red Cross Chatham County Disaster Action Team responded to a mobile home fire Friday night on Harley Drive in Garden City, displacing one adult and one child.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Truman trail: Do it right
This 4.8-mile, multi-use trail, which would parallel the Casey Canal and link Daffin Park and Lake Mayer, has been on the drawing board for about 40 years.
Girls Scouts of Historic Georgia honors extraordinary women
The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia are honoring women who have made extraordinary contributions in their professions and their communities.
Chatham County candidates qualify for May ballot
Chatham County public office hopefuls this week secured their positions on the May 20 ballot during the qualifying period for the upcoming non-partisan and general primary elections.
Chatham County Sheriff's Deputy Hall fired following child molestation indictment
Chatham County Deputy Sheriff Richard Adam "Rick" Hall on Friday was fired "immediately" two days after he was indicted on 25 counts of child molestation and related crimes.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Man pleads to Subway robbery
A man whose backpack led to his arrest in September pleaded guilty Wednesday to robbing a Lanier Drive sandwich shop.
Wilmington Island woman says barrier needed to protect home from road
An update to a story you'll only see on WTOC. A homeowner says she's becoming all too familiar with scenes like the one that happened late night Feb. 16. The driver of a truck crashed into her home and she says it's not the first time, but she hopes it's the last.
Walthour Road to close for bridge work in April
The Walthour Road bridge over Betz Creek on Wilmington Island is scheduled to be closed in April for replacement work, Chatham County announced Thursday.
Bond set for former SCMPD detective Trina Mayes
Former detective Trina Mayes was indicted a week ago by a Chatham County grand jury on seven counts of making a false statement.
LaRoche Avenue culvert project angers residents
Islands' residents are upset about traffic delays caused by Chatham County's LaRoche Avenue culvert replacement project, which is expected to take nine months to complete.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
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Assembly passes fiscal 2014...
I started Feb. 24 with a meeting with my Senate budget analyst to review the public safety fiscal year 2015 budget proposal.
Savannah-Chatham high school graduation rate improves
The Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools 2013 Cohort graduation rate is 69.8 percent, up 6.5 percentage points over last year.
Federal Port snub triggers partisan finger pointing
There was political bickering along partisan lines, after the Obama administration snubbed Georgia's $600 million project to deepen the Port of Savannah in its new budget.
Chatham County borrow pit among Clean Water Act violations
A borrow pit constructed by Robert Lee in Chatham County was among 23 projects across the Southeast cited for violations of the Clean Water Act by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Region 4 last fiscal year.
Chatham County deputy charged with child molestation in 25-count indictment
Chatham County Deputy Sheriff Lt. Richard Adam "Rick" Hall today was charged in a 25-count indictment involving child molestation and related charges.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Barton: Which is smarter, the school board or a box of rocks?
That's because the school system is in the process of hiring a contract compliance officer, a full-time employee whose job is to make sure that some of the $350 million spent on school construction and renovation over the next several years goes to qualified minority- and women-owned businesses in the Savannah area.