After a week of poorly kept rumors, Georgia state and local leaders officially welcomed South-Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Group to Bryan County on Friday. The company will construct a $5.5 billion manufacturing facility on the nearly 2,300 acre Bryan County mega site, which sits adjacent to Interstate 16 near the U.S. 280 interchange.
It's no surprise that it gets hot, very hot, in Georgia during the summer. But the typical humid heat of the region is hiding a growing drought along the state’s coast and reaching into the Piedmont. The U.S. Drought Monitor recently designated multiple southeastern Georgia counties in “severe droughts,”...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - UPDATE: One lane of traffic on the Talmadge Bridge northbound has reopened. The individual is safe. Savannah Police Department has closed all of the northbound lanes of the Talmadge Bridge. Savannah Police, Chatham County Police, Marine Patrol, Savannah Fire and EMS are on scene for a...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTGS) — The Chatham County Sheriff's Office hosted a shooting contest to engage with the community and raise money to support Georgia youth homes. The "Shooting with the Sheriff" event consisted of five different stages, and Chatham County officials said over 100 people participated. The competition was split into several divisions, and the winner chose from an extensive prize table of items donated by sponsors throughout the county.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – It was a big day for signings across the Chatham County Public School System on Friday. Islands high school sent two to the next level. Cooper Bachman will wrestle at Emanuel College and Mitchell Singletary will play baseball at USC-Beaufort. I’d like to thank all my teachers,” Singletary said. “Academically it […]
After adding over 702,000 new cases throughout the last week, the U.S. now has more than 81.9 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 990,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise at a faster rate. In the past week, there were an average […]
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — A runaway child in Chatham County has been found, according to police. Camryn Braddy, 12, reportedly went missing Wednesday evening. The Chatham County Police Department issued an alert concerning the 12-year-old on Thursday. Friday morning, police said the child was safe.
CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTGS) — A small plane and it’s pilot, which had been missing since May 6, have both been recovered as of Thursday morning. The pilot had crashed into the waters of Chatham County, possibly after running out of fuel. The Bryan County Coroner, Bill Cox,...
This is a column by Martha Giddens Nesbit, the retired director of instruction for Oglethorpe Charter School. She is a member of the Savannah Morning News' community advisory board. I took a month considering a run for school board president one election cycle ago. I researched what school boards did...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GaDNR) is asking boaters on the Bull River to be on the lookout for new objects in the water. Four large concrete pilings pose a new hazard in the water. Each piling is 30 feet tall with reflective signs. It covers a 22 and a […]
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTGS) — There were record breaking numbers in this year’s early voter turnout in Chatham County. Officials say non-presidential elections are usually low in numbers, but that wasn’t the case for 2022. For comparison sake, back in 2018 for the May primary, there were fifty-seven...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Friday is the final day for Georgia voters to cast a ballot early for the primary election next week. Our area has seen record numbers in early voting totals so far. They have been breaking records and seen really strong numbers throughout the entire early voting process and they expect that to continue Friday.
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A missing pilot and plane have been recovered off the coast of Bryan County. Back on May 6, the U.S. Coast Guard announced rescue crews were searching for a possible downed aircraft about 20 miles southeast of Wassaw Island. They suspended the search that Friday night “pending new information.” No new […]
Editor's note: The Savannah Morning News spoke with the three candidates for Recorder's Court judge about their platform, why they're running and what they will do to curb crime in Savannah and Chatham County. Hear each of the candidates on the Savannah Morning News' The Commute podcast this week. Anthony...
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Check out a photo gallery below of Step One Auto presenting its Local Hero Award to Chatham EMS team.
The May 24 primary is nearing, and the ramifications of Tuesday's vote will shape the state’s political playing field for the critical November midterm, where control of the governor’s office and potentially the U.S. Senate hangs in the balance. ...
Robin Greco, a candidate for the Chatham Board of Elections, was under the impression she was endorsed by Georgia House Rep. Ron Stephens, one of the Savannah area's longest serving and most respected Republican elected officials. Stephens disputes the claim and says that he hasn't endorsed anyone for the position, at least not intentionally....
CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - Chatham County Marine Patrol officers want those out on the Bull River to be aware of new concrete pilings in the river that have popped up in recent weeks, that could potentially be a hazard if boaters aren’t familiar with them. Sgt. Danny Walker...