Controversial Chatham County DA to run for reelectionThe Current GANewsBreak Contributor
This Place in Daufuskie Island Offers a Taste of Lowcountry ParadiseMicheal KnightNewsBreak Contributor
This Place in Daufuskie Island is Offering a Taste of Coastal Delights: Island Shack CafeMicheal KnightNewsBreak Contributor
Chatham County man indicted for bomb hoaxes targeting Savannah Mosque and Office ParkDaily Coffee PressNewsBreak Contributor
Hayes elected Walthourville mayorThe Current GANewsBreak Contributor
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Puppies Up for Adoption in savannah, GA
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to savannah..
Officers to crack down on drunk driving this weekend in Savannah
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Savannah is getting the state’s assistance this weekend to crack down on drunk drivers. Officers and troopers will also be targeting speeding, reckless driving, distracted driving, no seat belt use and other illegal driving behaviors. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) is bringing its Thunder Task Team back to the […]
Paving Notice | Memorial Boulevard
Paving on Memorial Boulevard will take place between December 7 and December 13, 2024. There will be partial lane closures as needed; however, the road will remain open to traffic. Drivers should expect intermittent delays.
Vandalized Nativity Scene: 3 wise men, angel reported stolen from Coastal Georgia church
PEMBROKE, Ga. — Above video: Your Thursday headlines. Download the WJCL App for breaking news alerts: Apple | Google Play. Authorities are investigating after a nativity scene was vandalized at a Bryan County church. According to the Pembroke Christian Church, the three wise men and the angel were stolen.
Former Savannah homicide detective fired for falsifying search warrants reinstated, demoted
This article has been updated to include the position that former detective Ashley Wood accepted as part of her reinstatement. After a series of hearings, the City of Savannah Civil Service Board elected to reinstate and demote Ashley Wood to a “lower civilian position within the City of Savannah,” according to a document...
Springfield Police Seize Illegal Firearms and Drugs Following SUV Traffic Stop, Two 19-Year-Olds Charged
In a significant bust yesterday night, Springfield police officers seized two illegal firearms, an array of drugs, and cash after pulling over an errant SUV. The vehicle, observed for its reckless driving behavior through Springfield's streets, was intercepted around Chapel Street and Eastern Avenue after committing multiple traffic violations, as reported by the Springfield Police Department.
The Hidden Struggles: Spc. Estephan Nielsen's Disappearance and Veteran Mental Health
In the wake of the recent Talmadge Bridge incident, the search for Spc. Estephan Nielsen of the 3rd Infantry Division remains ongoing. Nielsen, reported missing after an alleged jump from the bridge on a Sunday evening prior to December 7, 2023, has sparked a thorough investigation with the closure of the bridge and extensive search efforts. Local law enforcement and military personnel, including Savannah Fire Department’s Marine Patrol, Chatham County Marine Patrol, and the U.S. Coast Guard, continue their relentless pursuit amid growing concern for Nielsen's well-being. Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are providing support for the operation, while the Army's Criminal Investigation Division (CID) pleads with the public to submit tips that could aid in the search. This poignant event highlights not just the urgency of the current situation but the need for robust mental health support within military ranks, underscored by the ready availability of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, especially the Military Crisis Line for service members in distress.
Popular seafood restaurant by the river in Savannah to shut its doors this month
A popular seafood restaurant on River Street in Savannah will shut its doors later this month, according to a Facebook post.
'We are down over 11,000 customers': Savannah restaurant excited for end of Dean Forest construction
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Construction on Dean Forest and I-16 is getting closer to being over. The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to shut down the intersection to complete the $40 million diverging diamond interchange. . The owner of Ronnie's restaurant on Dean Forest could not be happier after construction...
City Talk: State leaders should support Savannah affordable housing efforts
This is the City Talk column by Bill Dawers, a longtime contributor to the Savannah Morning News. After a city-owned building was destroyed by arson in 2020, Savannah leaders and neighborhood YIMBYs ("yes in my back yard") supported plans for an affordable housing development with about 40 units. I live...
Georgia man’s stolen-car smuggling operation intercepted at Port of Savannah
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A Douglas County man has been sentenced to 28 months in prison after pleading guilty to a scheme to smuggle stolen cars to Africa. Prince Bediako, 41, of Douglasville, was sentenced after pleading guilty to smuggling, according to Jill E. Steinberg, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. Bediako was […]
Savannah Santa Train at the Georgia State Railroad Museum
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - A train bound for the North Pole is departing Savannah this weekend. The Savannah Santa Train is coming up Saturday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Georgia State Railroad Museum on Louisville Rd. The family tradition features a holiday-themed train ride and...
This Georgia City Has the Highest Gas Prices in the State
Gas prices have been rising steadily across the United States in recent months, and Georgia is no exception. As of today, the average price of a gallon of gas in Georgia is $3.02, which is up from $2.71 a year ago. But there is one city in Georgia where gas prices are significantly higher than the state average: Savannah.
Victim identified in downtown Savannah shooting
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Chatham County coroner has identified the victim of a fatal shooting on Oct. 22, 2023, in downtown Savannah as Ryane O’Neil Swims, 27, of Liberty County, Georgia. He was a former soldier once stationed at Fort Stewart. Authorities pronounced Swims dead on the scene just...
Search Continues: Man who jumped off the Talmadge Bridge identified as a Fort Stewart soldier
The man who jumped off the Talmadge Bridge into the Savannah River on Sunday night has been identified as Spc. Estephan Nielsen, a soldier with the 3rd Infantry Division, according to a press release sent by Fort Stewart. After multiple days of a multi-agency search, Nielsen’s body still has not...
The gas price fluctuate between $2.99 and $3.19 in Bloomingdale as of 2023-12-07. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.202, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Looking for a festive weekend? Check out Savannah's Waterfront Christmas on the River!
Get ready to immerse yourself in the festive spirit at Savannah’s Waterfront this weekend. The much-anticipated Christmas on the River is set to take place from Fri, Dec 08 at 8pm to Sat, Dec 09 at 7pm at the magnificent Savannah's Waterfront, 1 W River St, Savannah, GA.
Savannah Community Reels from Double Homicide Amid Rising Gun Violence
The serene atmosphere of Savannah, GA was shattered by a tragic event that has left the community in mourning. Semaj Floyd, aged 16, and Omarion Whitfield, aged 20, were the victims of a double homicide, their lives abruptly ended by gunfire detected by ShotSpotter technology on a recent Monday evening. Found at the intersection of Amaranth and Perth streets, the two men were pronounced dead at the scene, despite the quick response of Savannah Police Department officers. As the SPD continues its investigation without any arrests thus far, the incident has prompted an urgent call to action for anyone with information to reach out to CrimeStoppers.
Savannah man federally indicted for bomb threats at mosque, office park
A Chatham County man has been indicted after making bomb hoaxes targeting a mosque and an office park in Savannah.
Two suspects enter guilty pleas as part of 2021 murder case
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Two suspects have entered guilty pleas on charges related to a 2021 murder case. Javaris Roundtree negotiated a plea deal for voluntary manslaughter. The murder charges against Roundtree were dropped as part of the plea deal. He was sentenced to 20 years with credit for time...