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Like it or not, Savannah visitors wear mandatory face masks to combat COVID-19

Savannah visitors are complying — some more reluctantly than others — with the city’s new emergency order requiring everyone in public spaces and commercial establishments to wear face masks in the ongoing battle against COVID-19.On Tuesday, Savannah Mayor Van Johnson decreed that everybody must wear face coverings when venturing out into public citywide, barring a few exceptions, with the order… → Read More

Chatham Animal Services to launch pilot program tackling feral-cat overpopulation

A new Chatham County Animal Services pilot program aims to humanely restrain the growth of local feral-cat communities with the support of a national → Read More

‘I do plan on staying in office’: Bloomingdale mayor refuses to step down over controversial comments

Under sustained fire for posting controversial Facebook comments about "privilege" that were widely criticized as racially charged, Bloomingdale → Read More

Chatham commission OKs ‘cautious’ FY 2021 budget

Amid an uncertain economic forecast, Chatham commissioners unanimously approved an austerely crafted county budget for fiscal year 2021 at their regular → Read More

Georgia COVID-19 cases increase by 1,990 since Friday to reach almost 75K on Saturday

Georgia’s confirmed-case count for COVID-19 rose by 1,990 since Friday to reach 74,985 by 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, while the statewide death toll rose by six to 2,776, according to figures posted by the Georgia Department of Public Health.The statewide case count was 72,995 by 3 p.m. on Friday, June 26, while the statewide death toll was 2,770. var divElement =… → Read More

‘They stole it’: Updated ballot results shake up election for Chatham’s District 5 commission seat

An apparent mistake in the reporting of initial results for the Chatham County Commission’s District 5 race in Georgia’s June 9 primary election has caused confusion, conspiracy accusations, and political reversals of fortune.Five Democrats vied to become the next District 5 commissioner, with no Republican candidate in the race, so the primary winner takes it all. According to District 5 ballot… → Read More

Garden City police investigate fatal shooting after pursuing suspect vehicle into Savannah

One man is dead following a Garden City shooting that led to police officers pursuing a suspect vehicle into Savannah early Thursday morning. No arrests → Read More

Recount begins in tight race for Chatham County Commission District 2 seat

The Chatham County Board of Elections launched a recount on Wednesday for the tight race among three Democrats vying for the County Commission’s District 2 seat, with only eight votes currently separating the second- and third-place finishers.According to Chatham County’s complete Democratic primary election results issued on June 19, Clinton Edminster emerged as the top vote getter with a… → Read More

Georgia COVID-19 cases increase by 1,703 since Tuesday to reach nearly 70,000 on Wednesday

Georgia’s confirmed-case count for COVID-19 rose by 1,703 since Tuesday to reach 69,381 by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, while the statewide death → Read More

‘Our work’s not done’: Police chief, mayor join panel on race relations in Savannah

Continuing efforts to launch a constructive movement with the energy manifested in recent unrest over institutional racism, varied Savannah leaders convened for a panel discussion Tuesday evening focusing on what steps can be taken locally to address nationwide issues of systemic discrimination.Hosted by the Savannah Jaycees, Tuesday’s discussion featured Mayor Van Johnson, Police Chief Roy… → Read More

Chatham transit officials extend COVID-19 emergency measures through late July

Local buses will continue operating with COVID-19 safety measures, suspended fares, and reduced services through most of July after Chatham Area Transit → Read More

Behavioral health center slated to open in Savannah this month

Development is nearly complete on a new facility in Savannah intended to help prevent the incarceration of people with mental health issues, according to → Read More

Chatham officials grapple with hurricane evacuation plans amid COVID-19 challenges

Chatham County’s emergency services officials are tackling a variety of new challenges while planning for potential hurricane evacuations this → Read More

Man taken into custody after knife attack at Savannah’s Chippewa Square

A man attacked another man with a knife in an altercation that broke out at Savannah’s Chippewa Square on Saturday afternoon, according to a Savannah Police Department spokesperson.Shortly before 3 p.m. on June 13, Savannah police responded to a report of a person wielding a knife in Chippewa Square, according to SPD public information officer Keturah Greene.At the scene, Savannah police… → Read More

Georgia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases rise by over 1,000 since Friday to reach 56,801 on Saturday

Georgia’s confirmed-case count for COVID-19 rose by 1,018 cases since Friday to reach 56,801 by 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, while the statewide death toll rose by 28 to hit 2,446, according to figures posted by the Georgia Department of Public Health.As of 3 p.m. on Friday, June 12, Georgia’s total case count was 55,783, while the statewide death toll was 2,418.Chatham County’s total COVID-19… → Read More

Georgia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases rise by over 1,000 since Friday to reach 56,801 on Saturday

Georgia’s confirmed-case count for COVID-19 rose by 1,018 cases since Friday to reach 56,801 by 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, while the statewide death toll rose by 28 to hit 2,446, according to figures posted by the Georgia Department of Public Health.As of 3 p.m. on Friday, June 12, Georgia’s total case count was 55,783, while the statewide death toll was 2,418.Chatham County’s total COVID-19… → Read More

Chatham officials welcome public input on FY 2021 budget proposal at Friday meeting

Chatham residents have an opportunity to comment on the county’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2021 during a public hearing at Friday morning’s County Commission meeting at downtown Savannah’s Old Courthouse.Recommending a “cautious approach for the next fiscal year,” Chatham County Manager Lee Smith first made the FY 2021 budget available to the commissioners on May 22.Recognizing the global… → Read More

Orlando Scott takes lead to challenge incumbent for Chatham’s District 7 commission seat in November

In the race to represent District 7 on the Chatham County Commission, retail manager Orlando Scott holds a commanding lead over fellow Democrat Alizina → Read More

Democrats remain in tight contest for Chatham’s District 2 commission seat; runoff all but certain

With only 62.5% of precincts reporting in Chatham County’s District 2 as of 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, the three Democrats vying to represent this central-Savannah district are locked in a tight race, with a runoff between the two eventual victors of the party’s Tuesday primary election all but certain.Among the Democrats vying to become the next Chatham County Commissioner for District 2, coach… → Read More

Georgia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases reach 53,980 on Wednesday, with 121 new deaths reported since Monday

Georgia’s confirmed-case count for COVID-19 rose by 731 cases since Tuesday to reach 53,980 by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, while the statewide → Read More