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Georgia attorney general Christopher Carr should be singled out and praised for his ringing endorsement of open records in a friend of the court brief he submitted this week to the Georgia Supreme Court, which is hearing a critical open-government case ...
The Chatham County Commission on Friday is slated to consider an intergovernmental agreement with Tybee officials that provides more than $1.7 million in the county's special purpose local option sales tax dollars toward another renourishment project.

About 38 percent of those who left rural Georgia landed in metro Atlanta, where most of the state's job growth has occurred.
The Chatham County Commission on Friday is slated to consider an intergovernmental agreement with Tybee officials that provides more than $1.7 million in the county's special purpose local option sales tax dollars toward another renourishment project.
TIFTON - State legislators tasked with crafting a plan to tackle rural Georgia's woes started off their work with an issue that dogged them this legislative session: broadband access.
TIFTON - State legislators tasked with crafting a plan to tackle rural Georgia's woes started off their work this week with an issue that dogged them this legislative session: broadband access.

Augusta, GA. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Two and a half years ago the Augusta Fire Department was paying around 1.3 million dollars to keep up with their fleet.
TIFTON - State legislators tasked with crafting a plan to tackle rural Georgia's woes started off their work with an issue that dogged them this legislative session: broadband access.
In addition, local legislation passed in the recently concluded Georgia General Assembly and signed into law on May 4 by Gov. Nathan Deal, in effect, did the same thing as the writ, the county filing said. The legislation, one of at least four ...
In 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal suspended and replaced six of nine DeKalb County school Board members. In 2016, Deal suspended and replaced the entire five-member Dooly County School Board.
In addition, local legislation passed in the recently concluded Georgia General Assembly and signed into law on May 4 by Gov. Nathan Deal, in effect, did the same thing as the writ, the county filing said. The legislation, one of at least four ...
The Wilmington Island farmers market, Islands high school, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road, is looking for teen and adult volunteers through June 24.
The vendors set up their wares each year at Old Fashion Day in Goldston, the Chatham County town of about 300 people where she grew up.
Such notices are a required by Georgia law before a civil suit can be filed against a government entity. Manly wrote that the two couples were among the more than 50 people waiting in line that November afternoon to board one of Chatham Area Transit's ...
L-R: Kimberly Middleton, Bobby L. Adams, Kenneth Adams, Deborah Adams, Khristi Adams Chisolm, Eltoria Chisholm, Bishop Willie Ferrell and Diana Harvey Johnson.
Members of the League of women Voters of Coastal Georgia elected their first set of officers on May 4, and new President Cuffy Sullivan said the organization has already formed subcommittees to tackle its single largest objective - improving voter ...
Members of the League of women Voters of Coastal Georgia elected their first set of officers on May 4, and new President Cuffy Sullivan said the organization has already formed subcommittees to tackle its single largest objective - improving voter ...

The Jimmy DeLoach Connector on the day of the ribbon cutting for that 3.1-mile stretch of the parkway last May. Local governments are asking the Georgia Department of Transportation to take over maintenance and operations of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway, ...
A cat roams the wilderness near the Lazaretto Creek boat ramp. County officials on Friday approved a new animal control ordinance that prohibits cats and dogs from being at large.
Each year, ACCG uses its Awards and Recognition Program to honor individuals, businesses and organizations that work to further the mission of county government, ACCG, or both. Johnson accepted the award on April 29th at the Savannah International ...
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. May 17, Conference Room, Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. For individuals with cancers of the head and neck area and their caregivers.
Chatham County Chairman Al Scott, Alderman Van R. Johnson, II and ACCG Executive Director Ross King. ACCG, Georgia's county association, recently awarded Savannah Alderman Van R. Johnson II (District 1) with the 2017 Civic and Community ...
Yet only 21 percent of employers in Chatham County said they would even consider someone with a felony record for a job, even though the federal government will fully insure the employee through the federal bonding program and provide tax credits for ...
Bring a government-issued ID and proof of income and Social Security #s for the entire household. www.coastalcampaign.org. ... Hospice Care of Georgia is holding a free community screening of the documentary "Being Mortal," at 7 p.m. June 1 at Lutheran ...
Yet only 21 percent of employers in Chatham County said they would even consider someone with a felony record for a job, even though the federal government will fully insure the employee through the federal bonding program and provide tax credits for ...
After a rocky start Thursday by the Savannah-Chatham County school board to interview its four finalists for the job of school district superintendent, board members quickly recovered and wasted no time in offering this all-important job to Deputy ...
Over 100 Chatham County residents, from government and business leaders to students and teachers, have registered to participate on Tuesday.
After a rocky start Thursday by the Savannah-Chatham County school board to interview its four finalists for the job of school district superintendent, board members quickly recovered and wasted no time in offering this all-important job to Deputy ...
Savannah and Chatham County merged their separate police departments in 2005. But county officials almost terminated the merger agreement a decade later, saying county taxpayers weren't getting a fair return as most police resources went to the city.
Over 100 Chatham County residents, from government and business leaders to students and teachers, have registered to participate on Tuesday.
garden CITY, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a possible tornado demolished one business and damaged several others in a town near Georgia's coast. The Savannah Morning News reports (http://bit.ly/2qzEqrH ) the Thursday evening storm ripped the walls ...
Chatham County officials tell WTOC-TV (http://bit.ly/2pe2JY1 ) that more than a dozen structures in the county were damaged in the storm.
Georgia's bald eagle population continues to grow, with Chatham County leading the way. "You can shout ... The public is encouraged to report eagle nests via www.
A commitment card provided to attendees at the Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition's community SPOTLIGHT event Wednesday.
The Chatham County Commission and Savannah City Council heard some of a consultant's recommendations for improving Savannah-Chatham police operations and splitting department costs during a rare joint meeting Tuesday.
WRUU, Savannah's new community radio station, is holding an information session and volunteer orientation at 6 p.m. May 9 in Rahn Hall at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 311 E. Macon St. Learn about the steps you'll need to take to become a program ...
Funds for a new GBI crime lab in Chatham County are in that budget. "I believe this is a good budget. I believe that it attempts to fulfill the needs of the citizens of Georgia and has a forward-looking approach," said Gov. Deal. The new lab could mean ...
When Isakson served in the Georgia House in the 1980s, he was concerned with what would become of the institutional knowledge longtime Cobb Chairman Ernest Barrett would take with him when he retired.
The Hospice Savannah Foundation's new Thrift Shoppe in Fortune Plaza, 329 US Hwy. 80, Pooler needs volunteers to assist with sorting and tagging donations and serving customers on the sales floor.
People are still talking about Georgia Governor Nathan Deal's "First Priority Act" that he signed Thursday. It dictates how the state will handle failing schools.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is signing several bills this week, including the controversial school turnaround bill aiming to improve low-performing schools.
One year ago, I brought you an unprecedented look inside Georgia's law enforcement training academy focusing on the massive effort of Savannah's police chief to recruit, train and outfit hundreds of brand new officers.
Georgia Power lost their biggest customer, which means Augusta is getting less money from the company this year. The other dip is from sales tax.
The Islands YMCA after school program, Fun Club, received a 1 star Quality Rating from the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.
Savannah, GA. (AP) - Organizers of a hurricane conference near Georgia's coast say attendance was up by 25 percent from last year as participants discussed the aftermath of hurricane Matthew and prepared for the next tropical system to strike the state ...
Savannah, GA. (AP) - Organizers of a hurricane conference near Georgia's coast say attendance was up by 25 percent from last year as participants discussed the aftermath of hurricane Matthew and prepared for the next tropical system to strike the state.
Volunteers can bring a pet therapy dog, put on a performance, create a mural - just ask us. Applications online at https://dbhdd.georgia.gov/volunteer-opportunities-grhs. Info: Jessica Mathis, volunteer services coordinator, jessica.mathis@dbhdd.ga.gov.
Precedent Setting: And if commissioners approved Kemp's request, wouldn't that open the door for other elected Georgia executive officials to seek office space in Augusta facilities? For example, wouldn't Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, who'll face Kemp on the ...
According to an audit report produced by the county in response to a request under the Georgia Open Records Act, some public works employees built up compensatory time in excess of what local government employees are allowed to earn under the ...
The board of the parent corporation of Memorial announced that it unanimously agreed to a proposal from HCA to purchase the assets of the struggling hospital and the Chatham County Hospital Authority in a deal valued at $710 million. Financially, this ...


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