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3 min ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

Teenage serial rapist pleads guilty for sexual assaults, gets 3 life sentences

Savannah teenager, Ramon Lewis, pleaded guilty on Friday in Chatham County Superior Court in relation to a series of sex crimes committed in 2011 in East Savannah.

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4 hrs ago | Film School Rejects

30 Things We Learned From 'The Sacrament' Commentary

Look, I'm not one to brag, but I've hugged A.J. Bowen . Of course tens of thousands of people could make the same claim, but how many of them managed this feat shortly after giving his latest film a C+ review grade at last year's Fantastic Fest? Any fear I had falling into his arms melted away when I realized he bore no ill will my way and instead ... (more)

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8 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

City of Savannah, Savannah Fire among highest rated cities, fire departments in America

The City of Savannah and Savannah Fire and Emergency Services have been elevated to among the highest rated cities and fire departments in America according to the Insurance Services Office.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Effingham Herald

NAACP swears in new officers

The Effingham County NAACP recently swore in its slate of officers. From left to right are: Richard Shinholster, vice president of the Savannah chapter and district coordinator; Rev.

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SavannahNow

Savannah city staff recommends against county police proposals

City staff presented their case to the Savannah City Council Thursday for rejecting key aspects of a new police merger agreement proposed by Chatham County.

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WTOC-TV Savannah

Mackey pleas to three concurrent life sentences in death of firefighter

As part of the plea, Mackey will serve three concurrent life sentences plus twelve months felony murder, two armed robberies and theft by taking.

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Related Topix: Isle of Hope, GA, Savannah, GA

SavannahNow

Wesley Franklin's killer pleads guilty, to serve three life prison terms

Brandon Rainer Mackey on Thursday accepted a plea agreement and entered guilty pleas to felony murder and two, armed robbery charges in return for three concurrent life prison terms in the June 2012 slaying of off-duty Isle of Hope firefighter William Wesley Franklin.

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SavannahNow

PUP Crawl organizers aim to raise $3,000 for Humane Society

T he Humane Society for Greater Savannah has hosted one or two PUP Crawls each year since 2011, and last August's event raised $3,000.

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WTOC-TV Savannah

Coast Guard chopper helps rescue kayakers in SC

A man and his daughter are safe after they were rescued from their partially submerged kayak in St. Helena Sound near Beaufort.

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SavannahNow

'Very special' Savannah Army Ranger retires to focus on healing, advocating

Corey Dickstein/Savannah Morning News U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Corey Remsburg's service dog Leo keeps him company Wednesday afternoon just before the soldier, who was severely injured by an improvised explosive device blast in Afghanistan in 2009 during his tenth combat rotation, retired at Hunter Army Airfield.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

SavannahNow

Savannah-Chatham police pull patrol horses off streets in high heat

Savannah-Chatham police Sgt. Gene Lawhorn leads Bubba the police horse to his stall Wednesday afternoon after washing him down.

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WTOC-TV Savannah

Savannah could be future home of television production

Could Savannah's weeping willows become the backdrop for a Sleepy Hollow? The Fox television show "Sleepy Hollow" is currently filming their second season in Wilmington, NC.

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SavannahNow

Man shot in Richmond Hill after trying to stop truck break-in

A man attempting to interrupt an attempt to break into his pickup truck was shot in Richmond Hill Wednesday afternoon.

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SavannahNow

Savannah man arrested for beating puppy to death with toy

Savannah-Chatham police on Tuesday arrested and charged a man with animal cruelty for bludgeoning a 9-month-old puppy to death last July.

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WTOC-TV Savannah

Family of Savannah murder victim wants answers in case

Tina Foley, Rebecca's stepmother, says that three weeks ago police told them they had two suspects, but now she says police are telling the family it's a cold case and they won't tell them why.

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SavannahNow

Former Savannah-Chatham deputy Hall pleads not guilty in child porn case

Former Chatham County Deputy Sheriff Lt. Richard Adam "Rick" Hall today pleaded not guilty to federal charges of production of child pornography and transportation of a minor across state lines.

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Connect Savannah

A day for gay grooms and brides

SAME SEX couples are legally able to wed in 19 states, and depending on the outcome of individual court appeals, may soon be able to tie the knot in 12 more.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, Transgender, Tybee Island, GA, Savannah, GA

WTOC-TV Savannah

Storm knocks out power in Southside Savannah

Around 1 p.m. on Tuesday a storm rolled through Savannah's Southside and knocked out power in the Paradise Park subdivision.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

SavannahNow

Chatham County's little charter schools face big year

Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News - Fishing poles stand ready for use in a second grade class at Tybee Island Maritime Academy.

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Related Topix: Tybee Island, GA, Education Etc., Oglethorpe, GA, Macon County, GA

WTOC-TV Savannah

Economic outlook update luncheon held in Pooler

Lot of people were in attendance as Dr. Toma, director of The center for Regional Analysis and professor of Economics at Armstrong State University, served as the guest speaker.

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