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... from Highlands Boulevard to Ga. Hwy 30. It will include a two-lane road with a bridge at St. Augustine Creek and a culvert at Little Hearst Branch. It will also include roadway drainage, a shared-use path and intersection improvements at Highlands, Meinhard and Ga. Hwy 30. Chatham County officials say ...
Demolition work began Wednesday to take down the old Chatham County Jail adjacent to the J. Tom Coleman Courthouse as part of a planned ... The current jail currently can house 1,974 inmates with an eventual capacity of 1,983 once work on a section under repair is completed, jail officials said.

Of the $124 million in public assistance granted throughout Georgia after Hurricane Matthew struck in late 2016, $60 million was for Chatham County and its ... a press conference Wednesday when he joined GEMA Deputy Director Mark Sexton in presenting to county officials a check for almost $2.5 million.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Three local schools were placed temporarily on lockdown Friday due to various threats. This comes in the wake of the school ... According to Sheila Blanco, Public Information Manager for the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, Islands High School was on ...
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 ...
According to the Chatham County Sheriff's Office, Perez, who was released by mistake, was taken into custody on Friday around 3:20 p.m. in Mena, Arkansas. Authorities there received information that Perez was wanted in Georgia and “acted on this information.” CCSO says Perez fled out of the rear of a ...

The Georgia rape suspect accidentally freed from the Chatham County Detention Center on Tuesday morning could be in Beaufort, officials say. The inmate, Jose Maria Perez, 20, is charged with rape, home invasion, aggravated assault, obstruction, a probation violation, burglary and aggravated sodomy, ...
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - What if you could save hundreds of dollars every year by paying less property taxes? ... Island, fed-up state lawmakers have requested $200,000 from the state to conduct a feasibility study that will look at consolidating the City of Savannah and Chatham County governments.
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 ...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Parents, police and students across the country were on high alert after a post threatening school violence went viral on social media. ... A spokesperson for the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System says they looked into the threat in the interest of student safety.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - What if you could save hundreds of dollars every year by paying less property taxes? ... Island, fed-up state lawmakers have requested $200,000 from the state to conduct a feasibility study that will look at consolidating the City of Savannah and Chatham County governments.
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 ...
WTOC Cutter Martin (@CutterMartin) February 22, 2018. The Houlihan Bridge connects Chatham County, GA and Jasper County, SC. We are working to get more information from officials regarding the crash that resulted in this closure. Stay with us for updates. Copyright 2018 WTOC. All rights reserved.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Parents, police and students across the country were on high alert after a post threatening school violence went viral on social media. ... A spokesperson for the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System says they looked into the threat in the interest of student safety.
Of the $124 million in public assistance granted throughout Georgia after Hurricane Matthew struck in late 2016, $60 million was for Chatham County and its ... a press conference Wednesday when he joined GEMA Deputy Director Mark Sexton in presenting to county officials a check for almost $2.5 million.
SAVANNAH, Ga., (WSAV) –There have been multiple threats and pranks in schools throughout the nation since the deadly school shooting on Valentine's Day. The shooting has many across the nation on high alert. Sadly, with most public tragedies like this, come imitators. But the Savannah-Chatham ...
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 ...

Citizens across Chatham County will celebrate Georgia Arbor Day this week. ... After those storms, the Savannah Tree Foundation pledged to help plant trees in each of the nine municipalities within Chatham County to help re-grow ... The official Georgia Arbor Day is the third Friday of February each year.
Both inquiries found company officials knew for years about deadly hazards at the Port Wentworth site, but didn't correct them. ... Court for the families of five children of victims of the fire and explosion after discovering that money held in trust for them in Chatham County Probate Court was missing through ...
City officials are re-evaluating an 18-year-old program meant to ensure the safety of Savannah communities following allegations of discrimination and overly ... by the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Georgia, Georgia Legal Services Program, and Savannah-Chatham County Fair Housing Council.
Joseph Lumpkin, who formerly served as the police chief in Savannah-Chatham County, said he's excited to take over the role as deputy chief in DeKalb. ... He was recognized by the Georgia Chapter National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives in 2003 as Police Officer of the Year.
Local authorities in Mena received information that Perez had escaped custody and was wanted in Georgia. After confirming that the Chatham County Sheriff's Office had outstanding charges on him, they acted on this information, said Maj. Thomas Tillman. Once authorities arrived on scene, Perez fled out ...
The Georgia rape suspect accidentally freed from the Chatham County Detention Center on Tuesday morning could be in Beaufort, officials say. The inmate, Jose Maria Perez, 20, is charged with rape, home invasion, aggravated assault, obstruction, a probation violation, burglary and aggravated sodomy ...
The city announced that it would temporarily suspend the program following a letter sent by the ACLU, ACLU of Georgia, Georgia Legal Services Program, and Savannah-Chatham County Fair Housing Council to the police department. Officials sent the letter arguing that the Crime Free Housing Program ...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — It's official. Memorial Health in Savannah is now a part of the Health Corporation of America (HCA) family which includes some 170 hospitals nationwide. Last year, Memorial Health's board and the Chatham County Hospital Authority searched for a partner to infuse cash into the ...
His representative on the Chatham County Commission, Commissioner Chester Ellis, said there's little his board can do to intervene when zoning decisions are made in municipalities like Pooler and Savannah. But the government officials present at the meeting said they're willing to cooperate to better ...
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 ...
While one of the biggest obstacles for the Savannah Police Department heading into the demerger was finding new bases of operations, Chatham County officials were faced with rebuilding their police department almost entirely from scratch. Some former county police officers employed by Chatham ...
The spill has been reported to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division and to the Chatham County Health Department. The county is advising residents to avoid any swimming or fishing in the canal or river until further notice. Officials said minimal impacts are expected, but Chatham County will ...
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 ...
So far the county has 44 officers on staff and 51 people in various stages of the hiring process, while aiming for a department of between 120-130 officers, according to Chatham officials. The county knew when the city voted to end the police merger that it would be hard to recruit every officer needed for the ...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Officials have captured an inmate who walked off from work detail early Friday afternoon. According to Chatham County Sheriff Wilcher, Matthew Lee Laroche, Sr. was captured in Effingham County and is on his way back to the Chatham County Jail. No further details were ...
Commission Chairman Al Scott, County Manager Lee Smith and County Parks and Recreation Director Stephen Proper were among those to break ceremonial ground at the site of the new facility — a 5,000-seat stadium. “It's a great day for Chatham County,” Scott said. “Today is significant. This is one of ...
Although primary roads in Johnston County were in good condition Sunday afternoon, district officials opted to cancel classes Monday as a result of poor conditions on secondary and tertiary roads throughout the county. All central services staff should report for work on a two-hour delay Monday and the ...
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 ...
Motorists are advised to regularly check the road closures list before they embark on their drive. The Pooler Police Department reported on its Facebook page Thursday morning that all roads in that city are passable. In addition, all Chatham County-maintained roads are passable, said spokeswoman Abby ...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution SAVANNAH, GA - JANUARY 04: Snow blankets the driveway to Wormsloe Historic Site after yesterday's snow storm on January 4, 2018 in Savannah, Georgia. From Maine to Florida every state along the east coast is expected to have to deal with winter weather. (Photo by ...
Total snowfall ranged from 2 to 4 inches, according to weather and emergency management officials. Bridges ... Airport officials said they can't fully assess conditions until the snow and sleet stops. “We can't ... Chatham County grand jurors are directed to report at 8:30 a.m. Friday for their weekly session.
5; Economic Opportunity Authority fro Savannah-Chatham County Area, Inc. Head Start/Early Head Start Chatham and Effingham County campuses will be ... Georgia Southern University's Armstrong Campus in Savannah, Liberty Campus in Hinesville, and Coastal Georgia Center will reopen at 11 a.m. on ...
DOT officials say they have over 1,000 workers treating roads in South Carolina. Crews will be spreading almost 2,000 tons of salt. To do that, they have more than 300 trucks riding around to get the job done. In Georgia, road crews are bringing in extra resources. But, even emergency responders are ...
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 ...
Rare winter storm brings more than 3 inches of snow to parts of Georgia. 0. Share .... It's been nearly 30 years since Savannah and parts of the Georgia coast saw this much snow, according to Channel 2 Action News. ... Multiple roads in Chatham County were closed, according to emergency officials.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV)– According to reports, bridges from Glynn County to Chatham County are icing over and accidents are forcing authorities to close bridges and roads. As of Jan. 4, there have been the following reports;. Beaufort County: UPDATED Jan. 4. I-95 near Hardeeville blocked. Cross Island ...
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-Chatham County Public School officials confirm they have investigated a social media threat toward a school. According to officials, the post was made by a student who does not attend New Hampstead High School. Several students found the post and alerted the proper authorities. Campus ...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Three local schools were placed temporarily on lockdown Friday due to various threats. This comes in the wake of the school ... According to Sheila Blanco, Public Information Manager for the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, Islands High School was on ...
According to the Chatham County Sheriff's Office, Perez, who was released by mistake, was taken into custody on Friday around 3:20 p.m. in Mena, Arkansas. Authorities there received information that Perez was wanted in Georgia and “acted on this information.” CCSO says Perez fled out of the rear of a ...
The Chatham County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating an inmate who was accidentally released from custody Tuesday morning. Officials say Jose Maria Perez was released early Tuesday morning and that “the circumstances of his release are being investigated at this time.” Perez was ...
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 ...
With the pending sale of the Memorial Health system to the Nashville-based Hospital Corporation of America, county officials are looking for new ways of funding indigent health care in the ... Memorial is the safety-net hospital for Southeast Georgia and serves an area that goes far beyond Chatham County.


 

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