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1 hr ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

Sea Tow Foundation opening six new life jacket loaner stations

The sea Tow Foundation is opening six new life jacket loaner stations in the area, including the Isle of Hope Marina, Hilton Head Harbor Marina and the Fort McAllister Marina just in time for Labor Day Weekend.

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Related Topix: Isle of Hope, GA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

SavannahNow

Don Bethune: Retired city firefighter says pay discrepancy still wrong

In 1969, I started work with the city of Savannah Fire Department as a firefighter.

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Related Topix: Savannah, GA, Fire

Statesboro Herald

Warrant issued for suspect in bar beating

Statesboro Police issued warrants Thursday for the arrest of Grant James Spencer, 20, address unavailable, in connection to an aggravated battery incident that left Michael Gatto, 18, address unavailable, with severe head injuries, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.

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Related Topix: Bulloch County, GA, Statesboro, GA, Savannah, GA

WTOC-TV Savannah

MAIT investigating fatal southside wreck

The Major Accident Investigation Team for Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police is investigating a wreck that claimed the life of a Savannah man Wednesday night.

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WTOC-TV Savannah

Savannah man sentenced to life plus five years in October 2011 murder

Akeem Saad Johnson was found guilty on Thursday of murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony in the October 2011 fatal shooting of Jamon Middleton.

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Related Topix: Savannah, GA

Effingham Herald

An Earth Day surprise

On April 22 of this year we celebrated Earth Day, a day traditionally set aside to appreciate our world and protect our environment.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Grady County, GA

SavannahNow

Fort Stewart soldier charged in March vandalism of Savannah's Battlefield Park

Tire tracks are visible in the grass as CHS workers repair the damage caused by a vehicle over the weekend at Battlefield Memorial Park.

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Related Topix: Fort Stewart, GA, Liberty County, GA, Savannah, GA

Bluffton Today

Expect heavy police presence on Savannah roadways for Labor Day weekend

As the last big holiday weekend of the summer gets underway, police across the Coastal Empire will be ramping up patrols on Savannah area streets and highways.

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Related Topix: Pooler, GA

WTOC-TV Savannah

Man arrested for scamming Savannah Army veteran

A joint investigation by The U.S. Marshals Service and Southside Precinct detectives from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has led to the arrest of a man charged with scamming a Savannah Army veteran after a nationwide search.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Stewart, US Army, Savannah, GA, Bryan County, GA, Pembroke, GA, Liberty County, GA

Brunswick News

Ameris Bank robbery warrants issued

Warrants for James Arthur Gable, left to right, and John Bennett have been secured for the armed robbery of the Ameris Bank on July 21. Armed robbery warrants have been secured by the Glynn County Police Department for two men arrested Tuesday in Pooler on suspicion that they robbed an Ameris Bank on U.S. Hwy.

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Related Topix: Glynn County, GA, Pooler, GA

WTOC-TV Savannah

Mercer Middle School evacuated after suspicious odor detected

School officials at Mercer Middle School evacuated the all students and faculty after they detected as suspicious odor in the building Thursday morning.

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Related Topix: Garden City, GA

Bluffton Today

'Magic Mike' sequel filming in Savannah

After the modestly attired SpongeBob Squarepants paid downtown a visit last year, Savannah's next major movie production will likely involve a little more skin.

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Related Topix: Magic Mike, Channing Tatum, Celebrities, Matthew McConaughey, The Last Song, Tybee Island, GA

WTOC-TV Savannah

Moderate risk for rip currents on Tybee Island

Hurricane Cristobal is about 300 miles off the coast of Bermuda and bringing only a moderate risk for rip currents on Tybee Island.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Cristobal, Tybee Island, GA

SavannahNow

Moses Jackson Community Center

Vera Gadson worked on finishing a blanket she was crocheting at the Moses Jackson Community Center.

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Related Topix: Savannah, GA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

WTOC-TV Savannah

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Hundreds of law enforcement officers from across Georgia are in downtown Savannah for three days of training, learning new ways to keep citizens safe.

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WTOC-TV Savannah

Chatham County considering changes to tattoo rules, regulations

In an effort to keep up with new technologies in the tattoo and body piercing industry, the Chatham County Health Department is considering making some changes to rules and regulations of those industries on the local level.

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SavannahNow

Sequel to Magic Mike filming in Savannah

The Savannah Film Office announced Wednesday that the sequel to the Magic Mike, a 2012 feature film about male strippers, is scheduled to film in the area beginning in September.

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Examiner.com

Georgia man accused of beating puppy to death with dog toy

Late last week, a Savannah, Georgia, man was arrested and charged with aggravated animal cruelty for allegedly bludgeoning his girlfriend's puppy to death with a dog toy, reported Tuesday's publication of the Huffington Post.

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WTOC-TV Savannah

Memorial service to be held for Savannah battalion chief

Family, friends and community members will honor the life of former Savannah Fire and EMS Battalion Chief Forrest Tod Heil on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Savannah, GA, Wilmington Island, GA

WTOC-TV Savannah

Study: Savannah ranks high for crash rates

A new study released Tuesday assesses Savannah among 200 other cities across the U.S. based on car collision frequency, and the numbers aren't that good for the Hostess City.

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Related Topix: Savannah, GA

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