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Will Peebles

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Savannah, GA, United States

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  • Bluffton Today
  • Augusta Chronicle

Recent articles by Will:

Georgia COVID-19 cases rise above 100,000 on Tuesday; Chatham cases at 1,985

Georgia’s confirmed-case count for COVID-19 rose by 3,407 since Monday to reach 100,470 on Tuesday, while the statewide death toll rose by 21 to → Read More

It’s ’too hot, too heated’ to remove Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond Hill right now, mayor says

The statue of Robert E. Lee in J.F. Gregory Park faces north.The Confederate general, memorialized in rough, aged stone, sits atop his horse with a saber → Read More

Mayor: It’s ’too hot, too heated’ to remove Richmond Hill Robert E. Lee statue right now

The statue of Robert E. Lee in J.F. Gregory Park faces north.The Confederate general, memorialized in rough, aged stone, sits atop his horse with a saber → Read More

Chatham County COVID-19 testing shifts to Savannah Civic Center with a few challenges

The first day of the Coastal Health District’s weekday COVID-19 testing at the Savannah Civic Center saw an improvement over previous testing sites, but it wasn’t without its challenges, CHD Risk Communicator Ginger Heidel said.The Civic Center now serves as the primary COVID-19 testing site in Chatham County, operational from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Beginning July 18, the… → Read More

Georgia COVID-19 cases reach 97,064 on Monday, local death toll rise by one to 38

Georgia’s confirmed-case count for COVID-19 rose by 1,548 since Sunday to reach 97,064 on Monday, while the statewide death toll rose by 18 to reach → Read More

A slow, hot July Fourth in Savannah

Independence Day attracted smaller crowds than usual in Savannah this weekend, without the draw of municipal fireworks displays and with the city's new → Read More

Georgia COVID-19 cases reach 95,516 on Sunday, local death tolls hold steady

Georgia’s confirmed-case count for COVID-19 rose by 2,197 since Saturday to reach 95,516 on Sunday, while the statewide death toll rose by three to → Read More

Tybee Island prepares for Fourth of July amid statewide COVID-19 case spike

Tybee Island is preparing to manage gridlocked traffic, overflowing parking lots and the recent spike in statewide COVID-19 cases as an expected 50,000 to → Read More

Chatham Jail staffer tests positive for COVID-19, bringing total to 4

Another Chatham County Sheriff’s Office employee has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of infected employees to four. → Read More

Georgia COVID-19 cases top 80,000; Chatham cases up by 181 since Monday

Georgia’s confirmed-case count for COVID-19 rose by 1,874 since Sunday to reach 81,291 by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, while the statewide death toll rose by 21 to 2,805, according to figures posted by the Georgia Department of Public Health.The statewide case count was 79,417 by 3 p.m. on Monday, June 29, while the statewide death toll was 2,784. var divElement =… → Read More

Savannah firefighter tests positive for COVID-19

A Savannah Fire firefighter has tested positive for COVID-19, according to spokeswoman Jenel Few.Few said on June 20, a Savannah Fire employee told the → Read More

Georgia COVID-19 cases increase by 2,225 since Saturday

Georgia’s confirmed-case count for COVID-19 rose by 2,225 since Saturday to reach 77,210 by 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 27, while the statewide death toll rose by two to 2,778, according to figures posted by the Georgia Department of Public Health.The statewide case count was 74,985 by 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, while the statewide death toll was 2,776. var divElement =… → Read More

With Georgia primary troubles in the past, Chatham County Board of Elections prepares for Aug. 11 runoff

After a general primary that was marred by both mechanical and human errors, challenges from COVID-19 and a record absentee ballot turnout that led to 10 → Read More

Georgia COVID-19 cases increase by 1,714 since Wednesday; Chatham cases reach 999

Georgia’s confirmed-case count for COVID-19 rose by 1,714 since Wednesday to reach 71,095 by 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, while the statewide death → Read More

Pooler Council to consider ordinance change that would bring more residents to Planning Board

Pooler’s Planning and Zoning Board on Monday took the first steps toward getting more residents back onto the board.The planning board made first- → Read More

Georgia COVID-19 cases increase by 1,750 since Monday; 2 new virus deaths in Chatham

Georgia’s confirmed-case count for COVID-19 rose by 1,750 since Monday to reach 67,678 by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, while the statewide death toll rose by 40 to number 2,688, according to figures posted by the Georgia Department of Public Health.The statewide case count was 65,928 by 3 p.m. on Monday, June 22, while the statewide death toll was 2,648. var divElement =… → Read More

Pooler Planning Board recommends approval of Promenade, neighbors speak in opposition

Pooler’s Planning and Zoning Board on Monday recommended council approve plans for Pooler Promenade, a hotly contested and previously denied development along U.S. 80 in Pooler.The Pooler Promenade, a multi-purpose development in the heart of Pooler’s Main Street Overlay District, was denied by city council in December, but was back is on the city’s Planning and Zoning Agenda on Monday.The board… → Read More

Chatham’s confirmed COVID-19 cases reach 807; Increasing percentage of those tested are found positive

Chatham County’s total COVID-19 cases rose by 23 since Sunday to hit 807 by 3 p.m. on Monday. The county’s death toll increased by one to 332, → Read More

Pooler Promenade lawsuit dismissed, development back on planning agenda

The Pooler Promenade, a multi-purpose development in the heart of Pooler’s Main Street Overlay District, was denied by city council in December, but it’s back is on the city’s Planning and Zoning Agenda again.On Monday, the Planning and Zoning Board will once again review the Promenade, a development highly contested by the neighborhood along its proposed site. It’s the latest chapter in the… → Read More

Chatham’s confirmed COVID-19 cases reach 784; Bryan and Effingham cases increase

Chatham County’s total COVID-19 cases rose by 24 since Saturday to hit 784 by 5 p.m. on Sunday, while the county’s death toll remained at 32, according to the Coastal Health District.The most recent death was the youngest COVID-19 victim recorded in Chatham, a 44-year-old Black man with underlying conditions.Coastal Health District spokeswoman Ginger Heidel said that while Friday’s increase in… → Read More