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8 hrs ago | SavannahNow

SCCPSS, Port Wentworth officials working on school construciton agreement

Disagreements over water pressure issues and hefty inspection fees, which threatened to delay the construction of a new school in Port Wentworth, have sort of, kind of been resolved.

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Related Topix: Port Wentworth, GA, Education Etc., Savannah, GA, Pooler, GA

Yesterday | SavannahNow

Editorial: Renew your liberty, register to vote

Unfortunately, the voter turnouts for most elections in Savannah are pitiful. Just 19 percent of the local electorate, for example, showed up last November to determine the fate of the countywide Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax extension.

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Related Topix: Savannah, GA, Opinion

Yesterday | SavannahNow

Bunny in the City: Survivors aplenty at Susan G. Komen Savannah Recognition Reception

The 2014 Susan G. Komen Savannah Race for the Cure Survivor Recognition Reception was held at Telfair Square on April 10. Arriving early, I weaved my way through "tent city" to locate the queen bee of today's event, 12-year survivor Elizabeth Myers .

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Related Topix: Savannah, GA, Thunderbolt, GA, Garden City, GA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

SavannahNow

Savannah contractor and Chatham County dispute bid process

A Savannah general contractor is fighting Chatham County's refusal to award the firm a contract because of the way county staff interprets what qualifications are required.

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Related Topix: Savannah, GA, Montgomery, GA, Peachtree City, GA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

SavannahNow

Rattled: Rich dreams of winning the pre-K lottery

I am writing this on the morning of what will be a big night. The long awaited time has finally arrived, and that is the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System Pre-K lottery.

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SavannahNow

Young mom pleads guilty in newborn's death, disposal

A Savannah woman on Friday pleaded guilty to a reduced murder charge and concealing the death of another in the December 2011 death of her newborn who was found in the back of a garbage truck.

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Related Topix: Savannah, GA

Georgia Faces

Walk Georgia UGA Extension's Walk Georgia, Coca-Cola Foundation,...

More than 100 of Georgia's county commissioners, officials and staff put on their walking shoes early Monday morning, April 14 for a Wellness Walk to encourage physical activity among Georgians.

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Related Topix: Georgia, University of Georgia, Savannah, GA, Walton County, GA, Effingham County, GA

SavannahNow

Disqualified candidate to make appeal on Monday

A candidate for the Chatham County Board of Elections who was disqualified last month will appeal the decision in Chatham County Superior Court on Monday.

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Related Topix: Savannah, GA, Pooler, GA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

SavannahNow

Bloomindale brush fire contained; Pine Barren Road opening to traffic

Traffic was flowing again on Pine Barren Road in Bloomingdale on Thursday evening after firefighters contained a large brush fire.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Port Wentworth, GA

SavannahNow

Man sent to Superior Court in February rape case

A Savannah-Chatham police detective testified on Thursday that a woman identified Torrey Scott from a photo lineup as the man who abducted her at gunpoint and raped her in February.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

WTOC-TV Savannah

James Harris Jr. sent to Superior Court

James Harris, Jr., 28, the man charged with the St. Patrick's Day double shooting in Savannah appeared in Recorder's Court for a preliminary hearing on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Savannah, GA

SavannahNow

Apartments planned south of material storage terminal

An apartment complex is being planned for a 16-acre site on East President Street located directly south of a 27-tank material storage facility that was the site of a major industrial fire 19 years ago.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Savannah, GA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

SavannahNow

ZaDonna Slay: Savannah needs advocates for children

By the time you finish reading this column, more than 30 cases of child abuse will have been reported to authorities nationwide.

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Related Topix: Savannah, GA, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Tue Apr 15, 2014

SavannahNow

Petrea leads in Sullivan in funds in Ga. 166 race as primary nears

Martin Sullivan raised thousands more dollars in early 2014 than his opponent in the upcoming Republican primary for the Georgia House of Representatives District 166 seat, but he remains far behind Jesse Petrea in both total funds raised and cash on hand as the election nears.

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Related Topix: Bryan County, GA

WTOC-TV Savannah

CAT board members meet to discuss Mark McPhail memorial

Should Chatham Area Transit officials erect some sort of memorial to slain Savannah Police Officer Mark McPhail? Troy Anthony Davis was convicted of fatally shooting McPhail on the site more than 20 years ago.

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Brunswick News

Police arrest two in alleged burglary Police say three Savannah men...

Police say three Savannah men stole a sports utility vehicle in Chatham County last week, drove to Glynn County and burglarized at least three homes in the Timber Ridge subdivision Friday before leading police on a 30-mile chase on Interstate 95. Investigators are now asking anyone who might have seen the gray 2012 Chevrolet Traverse the men ... (more)

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Related Topix: Savannah, GA, Glynn County, GA, Interstate, Pop/Rock

Mon Apr 14, 2014

WTOC-TV Savannah

Backlogged Recorder's Court causing headache

Going to court to fight a traffic violation may end up being an all day affair, but is safety an issue as the number of cases on the dockets of Chatham County Recorder's Court grow? The last few months, case dockets have been as high 120 cases every time Recorder's Court is called to session.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Savannah, GA

Effingham Herald

SEHS' Bendig honored as countywide STAR student

South Effingham High School senior Liam Bendig, the system STAR student of the year, draws inspiration from and likewise inspires STAR teacher Brian Witrick.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, University of Georgia

WTOC-TV Savannah

Jury finds men not guilty in Chatham Co. murder trial

After a weekend break, a Chatham County jury was back in court Monday morning to continue deliberating the fate of two Savannah men charged with murder.

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Related Topix: Savannah, GA

WTOC-TV Savannah

Jury to resume deliberations in Chatham Co. murder trial

The Chatham County jury was sent home Friday after they said they didn't see a verdict being reached soon.

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