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Past articles by Brittini:

Chatham County police urge community to record and report neighborhood crimes caught on camera

As doorbell cameras and other smart home surveillance systems grow in popularity, local law enforcement are urging residents report crimes caught on camera rather than sharing them on social media."Sharing video and alerting your neighbors is great. But when police aren’t called, we can’t act," the Chatham County police department posted on Facebook last week. "If you record or see criminal… → Read More

Savannah Fire, U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies practice hazmat response

On Wednesday, July 24, Savannah Fire Rescue teamed up with other agencies to practice assessing and addressing hazardous material situations during a collaborative response exercise.Held at the Savannah Convention Center dock, the training was part of a drill with the U.S. Coast Guard and Homeland Security and other agencies.Savannah Fire’s All-Hazards Response Boat, Marine 1 and members of the… → Read More

Savannah-Chatham CrimeStoppers taps retired police major Larry Branson as new director

Savannah’s crime-solving tip line is under new leadership as the Savannah-Chatham County CrimeStoppers taps retired Savannah-Chatham police major Larry Branson as the organization’s new executive director.A Savannah native, Branson is a 30-year law enforcement veteran. In 2015, Branson retired as the senior major responsible for the patrol division of the then metro police department.“We are… → Read More

Greenbriar Children’s Center celebrates 70 years of community service

Before the city’s downtown streets filled with shoppers, a group of Savannahians turned out early Saturday morning to commemorate the Greenbriar Children's Center’s 70th anniversary during a 5K walk.“Greenbriar has served the community for 70 years, and they do a fantastic job,” said Scott Center, former board member and honorary co-chair of the organization’s 70th anniversary celebration. “It's… → Read More

Savannah-Chatham Economic Opportunity Authority purchases Duffy Street homeless shelter

On Friday, the Economic Opportunity Authority for Savannah-Chatham County Area celebrated its latest effort to reduce local homelessness after the organization purchased the Duffy Street Single Room Occupancy Homeless Shelter.The EOA hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday at the facility to celebrate the change in ownership.“Today is a very symbolic, ” said Kim Jackson Allen, EOA Board… → Read More

Baby found in woods prompts reminder of Georgia's Safe Haven Law

After a newborn girl was found abandoned in a wooded Cumming area last month, local health professionals are reminding the public of Georgia's Safe Haven → Read More

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution holds annual ceremony

Before the barbecues and fireworks celebrations got underway on Thursday, the Savannah, Bonaventure and Lachlan McIntosh Chapter of the National Society → Read More

Officials urge safety ahead of Fourth of July celebration

With the Fourth of July approaching, Savannah's public safety officials are reminding revelers to be smart when playing with fireworks.“We really encourage people to go to those permitted sanctioned events so they can enjoy the large-scale fireworks that are done safely,” said Susan Broker from the Office of Special Events, Film & Tourism. "I know folks like to shoot fireworks off themselves,… → Read More

Savannah community celebrates 50th anniversary of Stonewall Protest

In the last 50 years, the LGBT+ community has experienced waves of challenges and triumphs during the fight for equality and, on Friday, Savannah stepped → Read More

Hunter running for Savannah's 6th District aldermanic seat

Antonio Hunter announced Friday his intention to run for Savannah’s District 6 aldermanic seat in this November’s municipal election. → Read More

Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series speaker addresses food insecurity in Savannah

On Tuesday, community organizations and local residents continued the conversation of exploring food insecurity in Savannah via food pantries during the → Read More

Savannahians "Climb Out of the Darkness" to raise awareness about maternal mental health

Statistically one in every seven women will suffer from some form of mental illness around the birth of a child.And on Saturday local moms set out to raise awareness about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders during Savannah’s 2nd annual Climb Out of the Darkness.Held at Lake Mayer, “The Climb” is an outdoor walk to help raise awareness and funds for maternal mental health. Just after 10 a.m.… → Read More

Despite social services, Savannah poverty numbers slow to drop

For 39-year old Juanita Porter, the last few weeks have been a juggling act.The single mother and grandmother has been struggling to maintain a roof over → Read More

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield garrison welcomes new leadership

On Thursday, the Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield welcomed a new garrison commander as Col. Jason Wolter passed the torch to Col. Bryan Logan. → Read More

Community comes together to celebrate freedom at Savannah's longest running Juneteenth event

Saturday was a day of celebrating freedom as choruses of Ashe rang out and people came together for Savannah’s longest running Juneteenth celebration held at Wells Park.Coordinated by Savannah’s Daughter of Mary Magdalene, the independence celebration has taken place in Savannah for more than 150 years.“Ain't y’all glad y’all free?” said Marilyn Jackson of Savannah’s Daughters of Mary… → Read More

Community comes togeter to celebrate freedom at Savannah's longest running Juneteenth event

Saturday was a day of celebrating freedom as choruses of Ashe rang out and people came together for Savannah’s longest running Juneteenth celebration held at Wells Park.Coordinated by Savannah’s Daughter of Mary Magdalene, the independence celebration has taken place in Savannah for more than 150 years.“Ain't y’all glad y’all free?” said Marilyn Jackson of Savannah’s Daughters of Mary… → Read More

Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield celebrate changes in command

The theme was change in Savannah’s military community as Fort Stewart’s 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade and Hunter Army Airfield celebrated changes of command on Thursday.A new command team took over the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade in the morning as Commander Col. Mark Johnson passed the torch to Col. Michael McFadden at Forsyth Park.“My message is simple,” Johnson said. “It's one of thanks. In the… → Read More

Police investigate after three killed, eight injured in five shooting incidents

Savannah police are investigating after two people were killed and two others were shot Tuesday night — the latest of four shootings in the department’s jurisdiction within 36 hours. A fifth shooting occurred in Chatham County's police jurisdiction.Around 9:40 p.m. officers responded to the 6900 block of Damascus Road and discovered four men suffering from gunshot wounds, said Savannah police… → Read More

Tybee Island City Councilwoman Shirley Sessions announces bid for mayor

About a week after Tybee Island Mayor Jason Buelterman announced that he will not seek reelection in 2020, the city has it's first candidate for the upcoming mayoral race.Tybee Island City Councilwoman Shirley Sessions announced on Thursday her intention to run for mayor.Background: Sessions is serving her fourth term on Tybee Island City Council. She’s served two terms as Mayor Pro Tem. While… → Read More

Savannah community voices concern over new Georgia abortion law

It’s been more than two weeks since Gov. Brian Kemp signed House Bill 481 into law.Titled the Georgia Living Infants Fairness and Equality Act, the bill outlaws most abortions once a doctor can detect a fetal “heartbeat,” starting Jan. 1. It immediately drew critics from across the country since becoming law and now local community members are vocalizing their concerns.The bill makes exceptions… → Read More