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Niche.com considers Muscogee County safer than the other school districts serving Georgia's second-tier cities, which didn't earn a numbered ranking among the state's top 88 but received the following grades: Chatham County (Savannah) B-minus, Richmond County (Augusta) C-plus and Bibb County ...
Chatham County police are investigating a shooting on Oak Forest Drive that injured one person early Thursday morning. About midnight Thursday,offers responded to a call about a shooting that occurred at Oak Forest Drive, said county spokeswoman Abby Murphy. Witnesses reported hearing gunshots, ...

Chatham County has sued a group of opioid manufacturers and distributors for damages stemming from their allegedly misrepresenting their products ... It alleges violations of Georgia's Controlled Substance Act, Georgia's Pharmacy Practice Act, Deceptive Trade Practices Act along with negligence and ...
The Georgia State House didn't offer any money to pay for the study needed to examine consolidating Chatham County and the City of Savannah. The study will cost a reported $200,000. Now, it's all up to the Senate to fund and approve it. This makes it a long shot without their help. Representative Ron ...
A Chatham County jury is making history this week - awarding $18 million in a medical malpractice case - setting a new record for jury verdicts in the county. The attorneys involved in the case say it's hard to put a price tag on any kind of medical malpractice case, but this was one of the worst cases they've ...
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Chatham County Youth Commission kicks off their annual legislative tour on March 4. They will travel to ... Founded 26 years ago by Dr. Priscilla D. Thomas and directed by Van R. Johnson, II, this program has been replicated in many other counties across Georgia and out of state.

A Georgia Senate proposal attempts to keep fewer non-violent offenders behind bars. It's a measure designed to give those who really can't afford bail a get-out-of-jail-free ticket. SB 407 is also one of Governor Nathan Deal's plans to overhaul the state's criminal justice system. In Chatham County, a similar ...
A city vote that's also counted in the county is not a new concept for consolidation in Georgia. In fact, that's how consolidation was passed in Columbus-Muscogee and Macon-Bibb County. “I'm not sure if it will be set up the same way in Savannah-Chatham County but if you voted in the city, your vote ...
The official Georgia Arbor Day is always the third Friday of February each year. This year, it falls on Friday, Feb. 16. The Savannah Tree Foundation is partnering with local governments to plant trees in observance of Arbor Day as part of hurricane recovery efforts. As part of the celebrations, nine tree ...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — There's a new round of discussions regarding the nuclear fee on your Georgia Power bill. A group of Georgia state senators says the fee is something many ... He also told us the nuclear fee last year for Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools paid over $270,000 last year.
Emergency crews are on the scene of two separate crashes involving semi-trucks on I-95 North in Chatham County, not far from the Georgia-South Carolina state line. Officials say around 6:45 a.m., a FedEx delivery 18-wheeler went into the back of a Port Wentworth police cruiser on I-95 northbound at SR ...
The trial for those linked by police to the murders of James Pastures in 2015 and Rebecca Foley in 2013 can now move forward following a Georgia Supreme Court ruling posted Monday. Three men are charged with Foley's death, and two others are charged with the murder of Pastures. The trial and jury ...
The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System reported it paid more than $271,000 toward the Vogtle expansion in the last fiscal year, which ended July 1. That rankles Jackson. The bill seeks to put an end to the collection of these financing costs from public schools during construction.
CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) — In less than a week, officers with the new Chatham County Police Department will hit the streets patrolling unincorporated areas of the county. Chief Jeff Hadley gave County Commissioners a breakdown on Friday of how those areas will be covered beginning February ...
SAVANNAH, GA- Chatham County officials are announcing on Friday morning which officers will police unincorporated areas of Chatham County. The new Chatham County Police Department is supposed to patrol the area of West Savannah but they currently do not have enough officers. The department ...
A state task force, comprised of Georgia lawmakers, police chiefs and local government officials, is recommending legislative changes after being created ... But local police staffing challenges recently became apparent when Chatham County Manager Lee Smith notified city officials they would not have ...
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified the deceased suspect in Tuesday morning's officer-involved shooting as 20-year-old Ricky Jerome Boyd. Boyd was shot when officers with Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department and U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force were ...

Chatham County health officials say the flu virus is back with a vengeance this season and they're cautioning locals to do everything possible to avoid getting ... While she said there aren't official numbers on how many residents of Chatham or other coastal Georgia counties had contracted the flu so far this ...
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division and the Chatham County Health Department were immediately notified, and the two agencies will guide and assist officials as they move forward. Chatham County advises residents to avoid swimming or fishing in the canal until further notice; nevertheless, ...
22 in the Erving case. A review of Georgia court records in Chatham County, where he had worked and lived for a number of years, and in the nearby Bulloch County, showed a history of relatively minor infractions. Jones went to court over family violence both in Chatham County and in Bulloch County.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The dispute between the city and county over police costs appears to have come to an end. The Savannah City Council agreed on a deal Thursday to settle the matter on outstanding costs owed by the Chatham County Board of Commissioners. The city claimed they were owed ...
The county started out hiring only Georgia POST-certified officers. "We needed officers that we could hit the ground running with," said Cheif Jeff Hadley with the Chatham County Police Department. The county manager and the police chief both insist the plan all along was to phase-in the department with ...
Those are just two of the three precincts in Chatham County's jurisdiction. The other ... On the first da, the Chief says there will be 8 Chatham County officers answering those calls on each shift in those two precincts. ... Hadley has started looking deeper at officers certified in other states.. not just Georgia.
3; Street Operations, Chatham County Sheriff's Office, 1050 Carl Griffin Drive; Info: bit.ly/2zatmC9; Includes dogs from Georgia Rescue, Rehabilitation ... Coastal Pet Rescue seeks donations online at coastalpetrescue.org or by mail to Coastal Pet Rescue, P.O. Box 30462, Savannah, GA 31410. Contact Lisa ...
Georgia and Chatham County have experienced increases in the suicide rates and suicide deaths over the five-year period from 2012-2016. ... two local universities, the Sheriff's Department, several local nonprofits, Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools, St. Joseph's/Candler Health System, Memorial ...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — They may be splitting, but the City of Savannah and Chatham County Police Departments are not done with each other just yet. The city received a letter last week from the county asking for “assistance to provide police services to the West Chatham area until the department is ...
This year's parade marshals were Savannah-Chatham County Public School System Superintendent Ann Levett and Alton Wright, a public affairs and community .... They aimed to package 20,000 meals that would be distributed to food pantries in the Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia's service area.
Chatham County leaders are weighing in after state lawmakers requested money from the state of Georgia to fund a $200,000 consolidation study to look at merging city and county governments. Representative Ron Stephens put in a request for $50,000 from the State House. A $50,000 request was also ...
We've learned the Chatham County Delegation has already made its formal request to the state of Georgia to fund a $200,000 study to look at whether it would be feasible to merge city and county governments in Chatham County. These efforts are being fueled by the city and county's on-going dispute over ...
In the report, which was provided to the Savannah Morning News in response to a request under the Georgia Open Records Act, the auditors concluded that officials in Chatham County's finance department who advanced travel expenses and processed reimbursements should receive a perfect rating ...
In Georgia, road crews are bringing in extra resources. But, even emergency responders are taking extra precaution. In Savannah, GDOT announced around 8:50 a.m. Thursday morning that both southbound lanes and one of the northbound lanes are back open to traffic on the Talmadge Bridge. And as of ...
Due to ongoing frigid temperatures forecast tomorrow morning and into the afternoon, Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools and facilities will remain closed on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Weather conditions continue to be a safety concern into tomorrow as low temperatures maintain conditions for ...
It's been nearly 30 years since Savannah and parts of the Georgia coast saw this much snow, according to Channel 2 Action News. Bulloch and Effingham counties, ... What started as sleet quickly changed over to snow throughout Chatham County, Channel 2 reported. The system then moved into South ...
Chatham County Courthouse officials announced Wednesday that the Montgomery Street courthouse will remain closed for a second day on Thursday because of the winter storm. Chatham County grand jurors are directed to report to the courthouse by 8:30 a.m. on Friday for their weekly session, a district ...
4; Savannah-Chatham County Schools will be closed Thursday, Jan. 4. Savannah Christian Preparatory School will be closed Thursday, Jan.4. Screven County Schools will be closed Thursday, Jan. 4; Savannah Technical College campuses closed Thursday, Jan. 4. Reopening Friday with extended hours ...
Chatham County Superior Court Judge James F. Bass Jr. carefully explained Thacker's rights – including careful inquiries into any medications she is now taking – to ensure her plea was voluntarily made before accepting the plea. The guilty but mentally ill plea means that Thacker, 24, will be incarcerated ...
According to the National Weather Service, there is a winter storm watch for Wednesday morning through evening for Chatham County. Sleet and snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches may be possible across the county. Freezing rain accumulations up to 0.1” may be possible. There is also a potential for ...
Due to the hazardous weather conditions expected on Jan. 3, the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System will be closed. Only designated essential personnel will report as directed by his or her supervisor. District staff made the decision based on information from the Chatham Emergency ...
Chatham County Superior Court Judge James F. Bass Jr. carefully explained Thacker's rights – including careful inquiries into any medications she is now taking – to ensure her plea was voluntarily made before accepting the plea. The guilty but mentally ill plea means that Thacker, 24, will be incarcerated ...
Chatham County advertised its findings as public notices in the Savannah Morning News in early November. “Arsenic has been detected in groundwater at levels significantly above background concentrations and above Georgia EPD-approved groundwater protection standards,” the notice for Chevis ...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Chatham County Government offices will be closed on Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26 for the Christmas holidays. Chatham County offices will re-open Dec. 27 for normal operations at 8 a.m.. Chatham County Government offices will also be closed on Jan. 1 for the New ...
The investigation into the three bank robberies was led by the FBI Southeast Georgia Violent Crime Task Force, along with assistance from Savannah-Chatham Police Department, and Garden City Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Chris Howard is prosecuting these cases for the United ...
The National Weather Service in Charleston has placed Chatham County under a winter weather advisory from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. on New Year's Day. According to the NWS website, such an advisory warns against conditions including light freezing rain, freezing drizzle and sleet, including during the morning ...
ACCG lists broadband as one issue not unique to Chatham, but of “critical importance to Georgia counties,” because of its effect on quality of life and economic development. The state agency is asking Georgia lawmakers to stay out of counties' work with communications companies and to leave oversight ...
SAVANNAH, GA- Savannah Chatham County Public School System voted to no longer grade homework for students in kindergarten through second grade. According to Kimberly Hancock, SCCPSS Executive Director of Elementary and K8 Governance, teachers will continue to assign homework, but will ...
Indeed, Georgia Assistant Attorney General Meghan Davidson loftily argues that the prison records for convicted killer Michael Anthony Griffin and convicted ... It's perfectly reasonable for prosecutors like Chatham County Chief Assistant District Attorney Greg McConnell to want to know everything possible ...
Kindergarten students from East Broad Elementary watch as their balloons rise in the sky Thursday morning. The balloon release was part of the celebration of Mother Mathilda Beasley' birthday and was held in a park named in her honor. Mother Beasley was the first African-American nun in Georgia.
Every day across Georgia, world language educators at all grade levels are making a world of difference in our schools, according to the avannah-Chatham County Public School System. The World Language Educator of the Month Program is designed to honor these educators and celebrate the impact ...
All appointments will only be taken by the manner listed above. The agency has a limited amount of funds for Chatham County residents. To qualify, a family's annual income must be less than or equal to 60 percent of the median income for a Georgia family. For a household of one, the income threshold is ...
SAVANNAH, Ga. ... Security video released by Savannah-Chatham County police shows the culprit, who wore a hooded camouflage jacket ...


 

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