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Second person dies following Savannah mass shooting on Avery Street

A second person has died following a mass shooting on Avery Street on Friday night. Terry Coleman, 26, died as a result of his injuries on June 14. Arthur Milton, 20, died soon after the incident from his injuries, according to information provided by the Savannah Police Department (SPD). Six...
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Mayor Van Johnson extends Savannah's mask mandate through May

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson has extended the mask mandate through May 31. The current mandate was set to expire May 6. Johnson says he made the decision after reviewing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidance from last week and speaking with local health experts. This content is...

April 21 - Mayor Van Johnson issues statement on Derek Chauvin verdict

April 21, 2021 - Yesterday, following the verdict that former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty, Savannah Mayor Van Johnson released the following statement:. "Today, in a Hennepin County, Minn. courthouse, former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts charged, including second-degree unintentional...
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Savannah Mayor Van Johnson eases some COVID restrictions at recreational sites

Mayor Van Johnson announced plans to reopen recreational facilities in April during his weekly press conference on Tuesday. He reminded residents that Savannah is taking a slow and steady approach and criticized the state-level rollbacks. Public playgrounds, baseball fields and basketball courts will reopen on April 1, with social distancing...

March 26 - Senior Citizens, Inc. and Mayor Van Johnson help raise awareness for Meals on Wheels and the needs of Savannah seniors

March 26, 2021 - Senior Citizens, Inc. (SCI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people age successfully, and Mayor Van Johnson recently celebrated the 2021 March for Meals Community Champions Week. Across the country this week, Meals on Wheels programs have enlisted elected officials, local celebrities, and other prominent figures to deliver meals safely, speak out for seniors and raise awareness for the power of Meals on Wheels.
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Savannah Mayor Van Johnson disappointed in COVID-19 vaccine rollout efforts

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTGS) — During his weekly news conference on Tuesday, Savannah Mayor Van Johnson shared his disappointment with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Johnson said he along with members of the Coastal Health District are overwhelmed by the volume of those wanting to be vaccinated and the lack of vaccines they’ve been given to make that happen.