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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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WTOC-TV Savannah

Two men acquitted for murder to remain behind bars

Both defendants have holds on their names, one for outstanding charges in Richmond Hill and the other for a probation violation.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

SavannahNow

Savannah area experienced surge in Obamacare applications

Natasha Lambert, an Affordable Care Act navigator at J.C. Lewis Primary Healthcare Center, provides enrollment assistance to Lenny Lawton on March 22 at the Savannah Civic Center.

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Related Topix: Savannah, GA, Health Insurance, Health

SavannahNow

Spencer Lawton: Opposition to police officer's memorial is all about race -- and it shouldn't be

The Chatham Area Transit board has been cool to a proposal by Chatham County Commissioner Helen Stone to put a small memorial to slain Savannah Police Officer Mark MacPhail at the county-owned Joe Murray Rivers Intermodal Transit Center on West Oglethrope Avenue.

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SavannahNow

Aaron Buchsbaum, attorney, man of principle

Longtime Savannah attorney Aaron Buchsbaum was remembered Sunday as a man of uncompromising principle who never backed away from taking an unpopular stand he felt was right.

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Related Topix: Savannah, GA

SavannahNow

Editorial: Talk is cheap -- city, county leaders must act to resolve police issues

L AST WEEK'S meeting between top Savannah and Chatham County leaders to discuss the future of policing was long overdue.

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Related Topix: Savannah, GA, Opinion

SavannahNow

Cultural arts center site links Savannah's past, future

Some of the ornamental railings from the Wetter house can now be seen surrounding the terra-cotta lion statue and fountain at Bay and Drayton streets.

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Related Topix: Oglethorpe, GA, Savannah, GA

Sat Apr 12, 2014

SavannahNow

'Small' Orange Crush mild; another expected April 19

Beachgoers play beer pong Saturday afternoon near the pier during the first of two Orange Crush days promoted on social media.

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Related Topix: Tybee Island, GA, Savannah, GA, Gwinnett County, GA, University of Georgia Savannah State

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