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  • Tragic Florida Accident Puts Focus on Organ Donation

    Tragic Florida Accident Puts Focus on Organ Donation

    Ommy and Oceana Irrizarry will both donate their organs
    Ommy and Oceana Irrizarry will both donate their organs
  • Organ Donation an Important Option for Families

    Organ Donation an Important Option for Families

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:30:21 GMT
    Vince Green has been connected to organ donation through two family members already in his life
    Vince Green has been connected to organ donation through two family members already in his life
  • Protecting Our Children at School

    Protecting Our Children at School

     

     

  • Bluffton PD Doubles Citations and Warnings along 278

    Bluffton PD Doubles Citations and Warnings along 278

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:22:18 GMT
    Traffic citations in Bluffton have soared this month, thanks to increased enforcement by the Bluffton Police Department. Officers tell WSAVthey've written more than double the amount of citations and warnings as they had in July of last year, thanks to the increased patrols.The increase follows a series of dangerous accidents along Highway 278 from Buckwalter to Simmonsville road over the past couple of months.Police tell NEWS 3, one of the biggest problems on this stretch of road is people t...
    Traffic citations in Bluffton have soared this month, thanks to increased enforcement by the Bluffton Police Department. Officers tell WSAVthey've written more than double the amount of citations and warnings as they had in July of last year, thanks to the increased patrols.The increase follows a series of dangerous accidents along Highway 278 from Buckwalter to Simmonsville road over the past couple of months.Police tell NEWS 3, one of the biggest problems on this stretch of road is people t...
  • Caught On Camera: Terrifying Train Escape

    Caught On Camera: Terrifying Train Escape

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:18:07 GMT
    (WTHR) An engineer thought he killed two people who dropped down on the railroad tracks right in front of his train, but in what some are calling a miracle, they survived. The close call was caught on video.From the train's security camera, it looked like their final moments."Now you see the two subjects here. They're frankly running for their lives at this point in time," said Eric Powell with Indiana Railroad.Powell says the incident happened earlier this month on the 80-foot high Indiana R...
    (WTHR) An engineer thought he killed two people who dropped down on the railroad tracks right in front of his train, but in what some are calling a miracle, they survived. The close call was caught on video.From the train's security camera, it looked like their final moments."Now you see the two subjects here. They're frankly running for their lives at this point in time," said Eric Powell with Indiana Railroad.Powell says the incident happened earlier this month on the 80-foot high Indiana R...
  • SCMPD Launches Operation Trust and Information

    SCMPD Launches Operation Trust and Information

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:10:40 GMT
    Savannah-Chatham Metro Police say Islands Precinct officers have initiated "Operation Trust and Information," in an effort to promote positive and productive communication between officers and citizens.SCMP says as part of Operation Trust and Information officers are visiting citizens at randomly selected houses and businesses within their beat, providing them with crime prevention and reporting tips, as well as information about police services and upcoming events. The department says the op...
    Savannah-Chatham Metro Police say Islands Precinct officers have initiated "Operation Trust and Information," in an effort to promote positive and productive communication between officers and citizens.SCMP says as part of Operation Trust and Information officers are visiting citizens at randomly selected houses and businesses within their beat, providing them with crime prevention and reporting tips, as well as information about police services and upcoming events. The department says the op...
  • Chatham Co. Chairman Presents Draft of Proposed Police Merger Agreement

    Chatham Co. Chairman Presents Draft of Proposed Police Merger Agreement

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:51:36 GMT
    On Tuesday, County Chairman Al Scott presented the City with a proposed draft of a new merger agreement during the Police Policy Committee Meeting. The city and the county say they disagree about how much input the county has in choosing the new police chief and police policy. They also disagree about they way costs should be allocated.During the meeting there was also contentious discussion over whether a new agreement should be in place before new chief is hired. Chairman Scott says he want...
    On Tuesday, County Chairman Al Scott presented the City with a proposed draft of a new merger agreement during the Police Policy Committee Meeting. The city and the county say they disagree about how much input the county has in choosing the new police chief and police policy. They also disagree about they way costs should be allocated.During the meeting there was also contentious discussion over whether a new agreement should be in place before new chief is hired. Chairman Scott says he want...
  • VIDEO: New Mexico Teen's Invention Aims to Stop Hot-Car Deaths

    VIDEO: New Mexico Teen's Invention Aims to Stop Hot-Car Deaths

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:19:56 GMT
    An Albuquerque teenager is doing her part to put an end to the spate of children being left in sweltering hot cars. Alissa Chavez, a high school senior, has a patent for a device she calls "The Hot Seat," a pad that is placed inside a car seat or booster seat that works with a driver's keychain or car alarm and an app on their phone. If a child is left inside the car and the temperature rises, alarms activate. "It's loud enough to grab people's attention around the vehicle, as well as remind ...
    An Albuquerque teenager is doing her part to put an end to the spate of children being left in sweltering hot cars. Alissa Chavez, a high school senior, has a patent for a device she calls "The Hot Seat," a pad that is placed inside a car seat or booster seat that works with a driver's keychain or car alarm and an app on their phone. If a child is left inside the car and the temperature rises, alarms activate. "It's loud enough to grab people's attention around the vehicle, as well as remind ...
  • MORE DETAILS: Family Releases Statement on Father, Daughter Death

    MORE DETAILS: Family Releases Statement on Father, Daughter Death

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:51:17 GMT
    911 calls tell the story story of what happened before and after the tragic freak accident
    911 calls tell the story story of what happened before and after the tragic freak accident
  • Savannah Man Wanted for Questioning About Recent Homicide

    Savannah Man Wanted for Questioning About Recent Homicide

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:30:13 GMT
    Geovanni Fredrico WilliamsGeovanni Fredrico Williams
    Savannah-Chatham Metro Police say they are looking to question 24-year-old Geovanni Fredrico Williams about a recent shooting in the Cuyler-Brownsville neighborhood.Police say Williams eluded them Monday night when they attempted to question him about the July 18th shooting of a woman. Police say they noticed him near the 800 block of West 35th St. at about 10pm Monday, but he and another man ran into a house, where a 10-month-old girl was sleeping. Police say when questioned, the other man s...
    Savannah-Chatham Metro Police say they are looking to question 24-year-old Geovanni Fredrico Williams about a recent shooting in the Cuyler-Brownsville neighborhood.Police say Williams eluded them Monday night when they attempted to question him about the July 18th shooting of a woman. Police say they noticed him near the 800 block of West 35th St. at about 10pm Monday, but he and another man ran into a house, where a 10-month-old girl was sleeping. Police say when questioned, the other man s...
  • PHOTOS: Dog Uses Tail to Create Art

    PHOTOS: Dog Uses Tail to Create Art

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:39:51 GMT
    Cornbread is a 15-year-old Corgie mix who has recently started dabbling in art. His work was recently featured in an art show in Savannah, where his talent was recognized by some, who voted with their wallets about the worthiness of his skill.We'll hear much more on Cornbread's method and actually see how this ' paw-casso' pulls off art, Wednesday on Coastal Sunrise.
    Cornbread is a 15-year-old Corgie mix who has recently started dabbling in art. His work was recently featured in an art show in Savannah, where his talent was recognized by some, who voted with their wallets about the worthiness of his skill.We'll hear much more on Cornbread's method and actually see how this ' paw-casso' pulls off art, Wednesday on Coastal Sunrise.
  • Savannah tap water wins statewide taste test

    Savannah tap water wins statewide taste test

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:36:06 GMT
    Employees from the City of Savannah I & D Plant pose with the “Best of the Best Taste” award, recognizing Savannah’s drinking water as the best-tasting in Georgia.Employees from the City of Savannah I & D Plant pose with the “Best of the Best Taste” award, recognizing Savannah’s drinking water as the best-tasting in Georgia.
    City of Savannah tap water came out on top of a recent statewide taste test. A panel of water utility professionals conducted a blind taste test with samples submitted by municipal water utilities across the state during last week's Georgia Association of Water Professionals Annual Conference. Savannah's sample came from its ID plant which treats surface water in order to supply nearly 30 million gallons of drinking water on a daily basis.“The key to our success is really the pride our employ...
    City of Savannah tap water came out on top of a recent statewide taste test. A panel of water utility professionals conducted a blind taste test with samples submitted by municipal water utilities across the state during last week's Georgia Association of Water Professionals Annual Conference. Savannah's sample came from its ID plant which treats surface water in order to supply nearly 30 million gallons of drinking water on a daily basis.“The key to our success is really the pride our employ...
  • Savannah Officials Investigate Eastside House Fire

    Savannah Officials Investigate Eastside House Fire

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:24:45 GMT
    Savannah Fire and Emergency Services officials are looking into an early morning house fire on Helen Street. According to Mark Keller, Public Information Officer with Savannah Fire and Emergency Services, firefighters arrived to the single story house just before 1:45 this morning. Firefighters put out the fire in 10 minutes but the house has extensive fire, smoke and water damage. The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire. Investigators continue to look into what may have caused the fire.
    Savannah Fire and Emergency Services officials are looking into an early morning house fire on Helen Street. According to Mark Keller, Public Information Officer with Savannah Fire and Emergency Services, firefighters arrived to the single story house just before 1:45 this morning. Firefighters put out the fire in 10 minutes but the house has extensive fire, smoke and water damage. The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire. Investigators continue to look into what may have caused the fire.
  • Bulloch Co. Man Arrested on Child Molestation Charges

    Bulloch Co. Man Arrested on Child Molestation Charges

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:04:48 GMT
    Joshua Fordham Joshua Fordham
    The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office has arrested 21-year-old Joshua Alexander Fordham on child molestation charges. The sheriff's office says Fordham was involved in a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old female. Fordham has been charged with 7 counts of Statutory Rape, 1 count of Child Molestation. 1 count on Enticing a Chil for Indecent Purposes and 1 count of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. The sheriff's office says the female has been charged with Unruly and Fornication.Ford...
    The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office has arrested 21-year-old Joshua Alexander Fordham on child molestation charges. The sheriff's office says Fordham was involved in a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old female. Fordham has been charged with 7 counts of Statutory Rape, 1 count of Child Molestation. 1 count on Enticing a Chil for Indecent Purposes and 1 count of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. The sheriff's office says the female has been charged with Unruly and Fornication.Ford...
  • MMA fighter stops robbery at Houston gas station

    MMA fighter stops robbery at Houston gas station

    (KPRC ) HOUSTON TX, A group of robbers got a surprise that may make them think twice next time. Little did they know, working behind the counter of the store the robbery was taking place, was a former mixed martial arts champion.Mayura Dissanyake is a clerk at the store in Houston but is also a semi-pro fighter. He spotted the robbery going down and went out to help the man being charged by two robbers.atch the video to find out what happened and read more from our affiliate KPRC here.
    (KPRC ) HOUSTON TX, A group of robbers got a surprise that may make them think twice next time. Little did they know, working behind the counter of the store the robbery was taking place, was a former mixed martial arts champion.Mayura Dissanyake is a clerk at the store in Houston but is also a semi-pro fighter. He spotted the robbery going down and went out to help the man being charged by two robbers.atch the video to find out what happened and read more from our affiliate KPRC here.
  • Top 3 on 3 for Tuesday, July 29

    Top 3 on 3 for Tuesday, July 29

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-07-29 11:21:24 GMT
    These are the top three stories you need to know before heading out this morning.1. Savannah-Chatham Metro police are on the lookout for a man who ran from police last night straight into a homewith a baby inside. 2. Beaufort County school officials say only half of the district's incoming 7th graders have received the state's new mandatory t-dap vaccinations. If students don't recieve the shot, they will *not* be allowed back in school on August 18th.3. The campaign for Senate Candidate Mich...
    These are the top three stories you need to know before heading out this morning.1. Savannah-Chatham Metro police are on the lookout for a man who ran from police last night straight into a homewith a baby inside. 2. Beaufort County school officials say only half of the district's incoming 7th graders have received the state's new mandatory t-dap vaccinations. If students don't recieve the shot, they will *not* be allowed back in school on August 18th.3. The campaign for Senate Candidate Mich...
  • Fort Stewart Military Community Remembers Sgt. 1st Class Irizarry

    Fort Stewart Military Community Remembers Sgt. 1st Class Irizarry

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:05 AM EDT2014-07-29 05:05:27 GMT
    Sgt. 1st Class Ommy IrizarrySgt. 1st Class Ommy Irizarry
    A Fort Stewart Soldier was killed and his daughter critically injured after they were involved in a place crash on Venice, Florida on Sunday. The Fort Stewart Public Affairs office says 36-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Ommy Irizarry of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, died while walking on the beach with his nine-year-old daughter when a plane struck them Sunday afternoon, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office. Sgt. 1st Class Irizarry not only leaves behind a wife, another daughter and a son b...
    A Fort Stewart Soldier was killed and his daughter critically injured after they were involved in a place crash on Venice, Florida on Sunday. The Fort Stewart Public Affairs office says 36-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Ommy Irizarry of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, died while walking on the beach with his nine-year-old daughter when a plane struck them Sunday afternoon, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office. Sgt. 1st Class Irizarry not only leaves behind a wife, another daughter and a son b...
  • UPDATE: Suspect Not Found In 35th St. Home In Savannah

    UPDATE: Suspect Not Found In 35th St. Home In Savannah

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-07-29 05:00:19 GMT
    Metro Police are on the scene of a possible hostage situation.
    Metro Police are on the scene of a possible hostage situation.
  • The State of S.C. Becoming More Secretive

    The State of S.C. Becoming More Secretive

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:27 AM EDT2014-07-29 04:27:33 GMT
    Watchdog groups in South Carolina are worried that several recent state Supreme Court rulings and other actions are making the state more secretive, making it harder for you to follow your government. One Supreme Court ruling was that public bodies do not have to publish agendas ahead of time. "Without an advance agenda, they (the public) don't know what's going to be discussed at their school board or their county council or city council meeting, and very important issues, they won't have a ...
    Watchdog groups in South Carolina are worried that several recent state Supreme Court rulings and other actions are making the state more secretive, making it harder for you to follow your government. One Supreme Court ruling was that public bodies do not have to publish agendas ahead of time. "Without an advance agenda, they (the public) don't know what's going to be discussed at their school board or their county council or city council meeting, and very important issues, they won't have a ...
  • Hotel Robbed in Metter, Police Look for Suspect

    Hotel Robbed in Metter, Police Look for Suspect

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:46:24 GMT
    Metter Police are investigating the armed robbery of a hotel.
    Metter Police are investigating the armed robbery of a hotel.
  • Store Owners Hope to Put Cork in Proposed Hilton Head Liquor Ordinance

    Store Owners Hope to Put Cork in Proposed Hilton Head Liquor Ordinance

    Store Owners Hope to Put Cork in Proposed Hilton Head Liquor Ordinance

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:18:04 GMT
    Hilton Head Island liquor stores hope to put a cork in a proposed town ordinance they call bad for business. The ordinance would lift the rule that liquor stores cannot be located within 500 feet of each other. Shop owners say not only could their business take a hit, their hometown’s character could, too. Philip Johnson is afraid of changing flavor among Hilton Head liquor stores, especially in his own store. 
    Hilton Head Island liquor stores hope to put a cork in a proposed town ordinance they call bad for business. The ordinance would lift the rule that liquor stores cannot be located within 500 feet of each other. Shop owners say not only could their business take a hit, their hometown’s character could, too. Philip Johnson is afraid of changing flavor among Hilton Head liquor stores, especially in his own store. 
  • Extended Flight Hours at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

    Extended Flight Hours at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:32:31 GMT
    Some training at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort could keep you up at night. According to officials, training operation flight hours have been extended through the end of July. Officials say they appreciate the community's patience during training. Monday, July 28 7 a.m. – midnight Tuesday, July 29 7 a.m. – midnight Wednesday, July 30 7 a.m. – 1 a.m. Thursday, July 31 7 a.m. – 1 a.m.
    Some training at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort could keep you up at night. According to officials, training operation flight hours have been extended through the end of July. Officials say they appreciate the community's patience during training. Monday, July 28 7 a.m. – midnight Tuesday, July 29 7 a.m. – midnight Wednesday, July 30 7 a.m. – 1 a.m. Thursday, July 31 7 a.m. – 1 a.m.
  • BCSO Looking For Fraud Suspects

    BCSO Looking For Fraud Suspects

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:29:12 GMT
    The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says they are looking for several people who they say used a stolen American Express credit card at several Lowcountry businesses. The sheriff's department says the card was used on July 22nd at the Walmart and Walgreens on Hilton Head Island as well as the Dollar General in Bluffton, after it was stolen during a burglary on HHI.The pictured individuals are possible suspects in the burglary and could be driving the older model red pick-up truck, also pictu...
    The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says they are looking for several people who they say used a stolen American Express credit card at several Lowcountry businesses. The sheriff's department says the card was used on July 22nd at the Walmart and Walgreens on Hilton Head Island as well as the Dollar General in Bluffton, after it was stolen during a burglary on HHI.The pictured individuals are possible suspects in the burglary and could be driving the older model red pick-up truck, also pictu...
  • SCMPD Investigating Triple Shooting in Edgemere Neighborhood

    SCMPD Investigating Triple Shooting in Edgemere Neighborhood

    Officers with the SCMPD were gathered on Sunday evening outside a residence on 55th street. That home was near the intersection of 55th street and Hickory. They weren’t releasing details of the crime investigated, but there were a number of clues as to just what it might be, including the the fact that officers were gathered in large numbers there and had already stretched crime scene tape around the area. News 3 is still investigating this scene. When more information becomes available, find...
    Officers with the SCMPD were gathered on Sunday evening outside a residence on 55th street. That home was near the intersection of 55th street and Hickory. They weren’t releasing details of the crime investigated, but there were a number of clues as to just what it might be, including the the fact that officers were gathered in large numbers there and had already stretched crime scene tape around the area. News 3 is still investigating this scene. When more information becomes available, find...
  • Gun Violence Continues To Plague Savannah

    Gun Violence Continues To Plague Savannah

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:19:25 GMT
    Thirteen shootings and 17 victims…all in less than 3 weeks in Savannah. The crime scenes found on both the East and West sides of the city - a few isolated...but most in clusters within a few blocks of each other.
    Thirteen shootings and 17 victims…all in less than 3 weeks in Savannah. The crime scenes found on both the East and West sides of the city - a few isolated...but most in clusters within a few blocks of each other.
  • Pooler Company Faces Fines from OSHA after Warehouse Fire

    Pooler Company Faces Fines from OSHA after Warehouse Fire

    Pooler Company Faces Fines from OSHA after Warehouse Fire

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is citing a Pooler company for safety violations after a warehouse fire in May. And it's fining the company nearly $17,000.
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is citing a Pooler company for safety violations after a warehouse fire in May. And it's fining the company nearly $17,000.
  • Healthy Savannah Opens New Office on Lincoln St.

    Healthy Savannah Opens New Office on Lincoln St.

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:19:00 GMT
    Healthy Savannah Inc. has announced that they have relocated to a renovated office space at on Lincoln Street, in the historic downtown district of Savanna. Healthy Savannah says the new space will allow the organization to base their community initiatives out of a centralized location in Savannah. Healthy Savannah adds that they will use this office to organize and create a collaborative network that identifies and shares resources, collect and disseminate information to promote healthy prac...
    Healthy Savannah Inc. has announced that they have relocated to a renovated office space at on Lincoln Street, in the historic downtown district of Savanna. Healthy Savannah says the new space will allow the organization to base their community initiatives out of a centralized location in Savannah. Healthy Savannah adds that they will use this office to organize and create a collaborative network that identifies and shares resources, collect and disseminate information to promote healthy prac...
  • The Martin de Porres Society of Savannah Kicks Off 14th annual Camp Lighthouse

    The Martin de Porres Society of Savannah Kicks Off 14th annual Camp Lighthouse

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:53:17 GMT
    On Monday, The Martin de Porres Society kicked off its 14th annual Camp Lighthouse, a four-day multicultural summer program for children in first through eighth grade. Camp Lighthouse is a unique summer camp for economically disadvantaged children.
    On Monday, The Martin de Porres Society kicked off its 14th annual Camp Lighthouse, a four-day multicultural summer program for children in first through eighth grade. Camp Lighthouse is a unique summer camp for economically disadvantaged children.
  • Bluffton Police Investigate Armed Robbery

    Bluffton Police Investigate Armed Robbery

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:00:21 GMT
    The Bluffton Police Department are investigating an armed robbery at the Dollar General Store yesterday on May River Road. Investigators say two suspects, one armed with a handgun, forced their way into the store at closing time. The suspects then took all the money from the cash register and safe before leaving the store.Both suspects are described as black males standing 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall. The first suspect was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with black pants, blue...
    The Bluffton Police Department are investigating an armed robbery at the Dollar General Store yesterday on May River Road. Investigators say two suspects, one armed with a handgun, forced their way into the store at closing time. The suspects then took all the money from the cash register and safe before leaving the store.Both suspects are described as black males standing 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall. The first suspect was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with black pants, blue...
  • Heat Advisories Issued for Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Colleton Counties on Monday

    Heat Advisories Issued for Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Colleton Counties on Monday

    Heat Advisories Issued for Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Colleton Counties on Monday

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:00:08 GMT
    The National Weather Service (NWS)in Charleston has issued a heat advisory from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday for southeast South Carolina and Southeast Georgia. Lowcountry counties included in the advisory are Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, and Colleton counties. The NWS expects heat index values to be around 110 degrees because of high levels of humidity.
    The National Weather Service (NWS)in Charleston has issued a heat advisory from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday for southeast South Carolina and Southeast Georgia. Lowcountry counties included in the advisory are Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, and Colleton counties. The NWS expects heat index values to be around 110 degrees because of high levels of humidity.
  • Fording Island Road Extension Work to Cause Road Closures

    Fording Island Road Extension Work to Cause Road Closures

    Fording Island Road Extension Work to Cause Road Closures

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:52:40 GMT
    Construction on the Bluffton Parkway Flyover will shutdown some of Fording Island Road on Tuesday, July 29, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. for about half and hour. The original date of closure on Monday, has been changed. The closure will be necessary in order to install a reinforcing steel cage for the drilled shaft on US 278 eastbound and Fording Island Road Extension.
    Construction on the Bluffton Parkway Flyover will shutdown some of Fording Island Road on Tuesday, July 29, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. for about half and hour. The original date of closure on Monday, has been changed. The closure will be necessary in order to install a reinforcing steel cage for the drilled shaft on US 278 eastbound and Fording Island Road Extension.
  • Shanta Greene Holds Back to School Extravaganza

    Shanta Greene Holds Back to School Extravaganza

    Shanta Greene Holds Back to School Extravaganza

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:44:23 GMT
    After a freak accident took her leg, Shanta Greene thanks the Savannah community for supporting her through medical procedures and recovery, by giving back to them in a Back to School Extravaganza. Sunday afternoon was all about returning their support by giving away back to school supplies stuffed in backpacks, and uniforms to those returning to class soon.
    After a freak accident took her leg, Shanta Greene thanks the Savannah community for supporting her through medical procedures and recovery, by giving back to them in a Back to School Extravaganza. Sunday afternoon was all about returning their support by giving away back to school supplies stuffed in backpacks, and uniforms to those returning to class soon.
  • Hamas Agrees to a 24 Hour Cease-Fire

    Hamas Agrees to a 24 Hour Cease-Fire

    Hamas Agrees to a 24 Hour Cease-Fire

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:13:41 GMT
    Hamas has agreed to a 24 hour cease-fire extension with Israel, after rejecting the cease-fire earlier on Sunday, according to Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri. Zuhri says thishumanitarian calm, "does not include the withdrawal of the occupation soldiers from Gaza borders, and allowing citizens to return to their homes and evacuate casualties is unacceptable."
    Hamas has agreed to a 24 hour cease-fire extension with Israel, after rejecting the cease-fire earlier on Sunday, according to Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri. Zuhri says thishumanitarian calm, "does not include the withdrawal of the occupation soldiers from Gaza borders, and allowing citizens to return to their homes and evacuate casualties is unacceptable."
  • Travelers Urged to Avoid Hwy 80 Heading To and From Tybee Island

    Travelers Urged to Avoid Hwy 80 Heading To and From Tybee Island

    A Traffic accident on Highway 80 has snarled travel for hundreds of motorists this weekend. Here's the text of an advisory just sent out by Savannah Chatham Metro Police: "US Highway 80 has been closed to vehicle traffic at the east end of Johnny Mercer Boulevard and at the Bull River bridge as Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police investigate a head-on accident involving two vehicles. At least two vehicle occupants were being treated for what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries at th...
    A Traffic accident on Highway 80 has snarled travel for hundreds of motorists this weekend. Here's the text of an advisory just sent out by Savannah Chatham Metro Police: "US Highway 80 has been closed to vehicle traffic at the east end of Johnny Mercer Boulevard and at the Bull River bridge as Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police investigate a head-on accident involving two vehicles. At least two vehicle occupants were being treated for what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries at th...
  • Protecting Our Children in School

    Protecting Our Children in School

    Saturday, July 26 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-07-27 00:09:15 GMT
    When it comes to our children, every parent wants to rest comfortably in the knowledge that they're safe at school.But recent trends of horrific school shootings and other emergencies have forced the school district and law enforcement to change their strategies.Recent studies show the faster law enforcement agencies show up to the scene of a crime, the faster it's mitigated.The Savannah-Chatham Public School District currently uses a dual e-mail and phone call system to quickly alert parents...
    When it comes to our children, every parent wants to rest comfortably in the knowledge that they're safe at school.But recent trends of horrific school shootings and other emergencies have forced the school district and law enforcement to change their strategies.Recent studies show the faster law enforcement agencies show up to the scene of a crime, the faster it's mitigated.The Savannah-Chatham Public School District currently uses a dual e-mail and phone call system to quickly alert parents...
  • Water Festival Parade Takes Over Historic Downtown Beaufort

    Water Festival Parade Takes Over Historic Downtown Beaufort

    Water Festival Parade Takes Over Historic Downtown Beaufort

    Saturday, July 26 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-07-26 23:43:15 GMT
    As the final weekend of the 59th Annual Beaufort Water Festival got underway on Saturday morning, a parade shutdown the streets as folded lined the sidewalks to wave the floats down Bay Street. Parade Grand Marshal Pat Conroy, Commodore Brandy Gray, and Mayor Billy Keyserling were some of the familiar faces shouting 'Happy Water Festival' for miles. 
    As the final weekend of the 59th Annual Beaufort Water Festival got underway on Saturday morning, a parade shutdown the streets as folded lined the sidewalks to wave the floats down Bay Street. Parade Grand Marshal Pat Conroy, Commodore Brandy Gray, and Mayor Billy Keyserling were some of the familiar faces shouting 'Happy Water Festival' for miles. 
  • Residents Rally For Answers to Over 30 Unsolved Homicides in Jasper County

    Residents Rally For Answers to Over 30 Unsolved Homicides in Jasper County

    Residents Rally For Answers to Over 30 Unsolved Homicides in Jasper County

    Saturday, July 26 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-07-26 23:25:08 GMT
    A list of more than 30 names marks the unsolved murders of Jasper County. Today, families of the victims gathered at a Stop the Violence rally in Ridgeland. Families want for people with any information in the unsolved cases to come forward. They also want the community to know that they will not stand for violence in the area."After his loss, I don't ask for much, just to make it through the day," Valaria Inabinett says. However, she is asking for her community's help.
    A list of more than 30 names marks the unsolved murders of Jasper County. Today, families of the victims gathered at a Stop the Violence rally in Ridgeland. Families want for people with any information in the unsolved cases to come forward. They also want the community to know that they will not stand for violence in the area."After his loss, I don't ask for much, just to make it through the day," Valaria Inabinett says. However, she is asking for her community's help.
  • Car Crash Kills St. Helena Island Woman

    Car Crash Kills St. Helena Island Woman

    Car Crash Kills St. Helena Island Woman

    Saturday, July 26 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-07-26 17:52:06 GMT
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol's MAIT team is investigating a crash that killed Ebony Jenkins, 25, of St. Helena Island, and sent Joseph Smalls, 29, to the hospital with injuries. Senior Trooper Hannah Wimberly says the single vehicle collision happened at 1:00 AM at Airport Circle on US 21. The 1994 Honda Accord was traveling south, when it ran off the road, struck a utility pole, and overturned.
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol's MAIT team is investigating a crash that killed Ebony Jenkins, 25, of St. Helena Island, and sent Joseph Smalls, 29, to the hospital with injuries. Senior Trooper Hannah Wimberly says the single vehicle collision happened at 1:00 AM at Airport Circle on US 21. The 1994 Honda Accord was traveling south, when it ran off the road, struck a utility pole, and overturned.
  • SCMPD Searching for Man in Savannah

    SCMPD Searching for Man in Savannah

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-07-26 15:08:19 GMT
    SCMPD Violent Crimes detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man charged in the attack, robbery and attempted murder of a Savannah man on Tuesday.Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have charged Edwin Fripp, 18, of the 4000 block of 3rd Street in Garden City, with aggravated assault, armed robbery and criminal attempt at murder.He has been charged with the attack on a 21-year-old Savannah man who was robbed at gunpoint in east Savannah Tuesday night. The victim was appro...
    SCMPD Violent Crimes detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man charged in the attack, robbery and attempted murder of a Savannah man on Tuesday.Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have charged Edwin Fripp, 18, of the 4000 block of 3rd Street in Garden City, with aggravated assault, armed robbery and criminal attempt at murder.He has been charged with the attack on a 21-year-old Savannah man who was robbed at gunpoint in east Savannah Tuesday night. The victim was appro...
  • Bluffton PD Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Arrest

    Bluffton PD Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Arrest

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-07-26 13:48:59 GMT
    James D. Hicks and Leonard Brown were taken into custody Friday.
    James D. Hicks and Leonard Brown were taken into custody Friday.
  • Gulf Oil Spill Indictment

    Gulf Oil Spill Indictment

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-07-26 13:48:19 GMT
    A judge is getting ready to set a new trial date for a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt has scheduled an Aug. 11 conference where lawyers will discuss a trial date in the case of David Rainey.The move follows a recent appeals court decision that Rainey can be tried on the obstruction charge. Prosecutors allege that Rainey - during a May 4, 2010, congressional briefing - failed ...
    A judge is getting ready to set a new trial date for a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt has scheduled an Aug. 11 conference where lawyers will discuss a trial date in the case of David Rainey.The move follows a recent appeals court decision that Rainey can be tried on the obstruction charge. Prosecutors allege that Rainey - during a May 4, 2010, congressional briefing - failed ...
  • Savannah Government Guides a Trip Through 225 Years

    Savannah Government Guides a Trip Through 225 Years

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-07-26 13:42:28 GMT
    Savannah's city government is celebrating its 225th year by displaying a collection of historic maps that show just how much Georgia's oldest city has changed.
    Savannah's city government is celebrating its 225th year by displaying a collection of historic maps that show just how much Georgia's oldest city has changed.
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  • McDonald's of Savannah Gives Away a Car!

    McDonald's of Savannah Gives Away a Car!

    On Wednesday morning, July 23rd, 53 McDonald's restaurant managers from all across the Low Country and Coastal Empire vied for the opportunity to win a brand new Ford Fiesta and other cash prizes as a reward for their accomplishments during the past nine months. This is the third car giveaway for the Savannah McDonald's Co-Op in the past 20 months.This year's winner, Jose Torres has worked for the Stanberry Organization since he was 16 years old. Through his hard work and dedication, Torres w...
    On Wednesday morning, July 23rd, 53 McDonald's restaurant managers from all across the Low Country and Coastal Empire vied for the opportunity to win a brand new Ford Fiesta and other cash prizes as a reward for their accomplishments during the past nine months. This is the third car giveaway for the Savannah McDonald's Co-Op in the past 20 months.This year's winner, Jose Torres has worked for the Stanberry Organization since he was 16 years old. Through his hard work and dedication, Torres w...
  • Dog Days of Summer on River Street

    Dog Days of Summer on River Street

    Calling all canines! Listen up pups, because this event is just for you! Bring your leash and your owner to celebrate the Dog Days of Summer on historic River Street!
    Calling all canines! Listen up pups, because this event is just for you! Bring your leash and your owner to celebrate the Dog Days of Summer on historic River Street!
  • School Supplies Needed by August 11th

    School Supplies Needed by August 11th

    Have you seen them? Back-packs, binders and pencils are on display in major stores! Families are preparing for the back-to-school season! While many children find this to be an exciting time, parents are feeling the anxiety of the expenses ahead. Let’s face it, school supplies are pricey – many folks report spending nearly $100 just on the supplies needed for elementary age children! Some are unable to afford this type of expense, even for education. As a result, children suffer.Children who ...
    Have you seen them? Back-packs, binders and pencils are on display in major stores! Families are preparing for the back-to-school season! While many children find this to be an exciting time, parents are feeling the anxiety of the expenses ahead. Let’s face it, school supplies are pricey – many folks report spending nearly $100 just on the supplies needed for elementary age children! Some are unable to afford this type of expense, even for education. As a result, children suffer.Children who ...
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