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Savannah Mayor Van Johnson expresses COVID concerns as children return to school

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The Savannah Chatham County Public School System’s first day is set for August 3. In Savannah Mayor Van Johnson’s weekly news conference, he expressed concern about COVID transmission as children return to the classroom. He said he encourages teachers and students alike to maintain...
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Racial Justice Network calls on Mayor Van Johnson to step down

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Protesters with the Racial Justice Network on Saturday had a new message, this time asking for Savannah Mayor Van Johnson to either resign or be voted out. “Mayor Johnson, as a black man he should know,” says James Johnson, CEO of the Racial Justice Network....
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Savannah Mayor Van Johnson: After 2 weeks of City Market shootings, curfew is 'still on our mind'

Editor's note: This story has been updated to more accurately reflect Johnson's comments on Savannah's yearly violent crime rate. After a weekend that saw another shooting in the heart of downtown Savannah, Mayor Van Johnson said Tuesday the city wasn’t ready to enforce a curfew yet, but that it is “still on our mind.” Johnson said he has talked...

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson would consider curfew to curb violence

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - While addressing the recent weekend triple shooting in city market, Mayor Johnson detailed a couple steps he’d be willing to consider and look at implementing to keep instances of gun violence from happening downtown. Mayor Johnson says while they can’t control the number of guns...

Mayor Van Johnson delivers State of the City address

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Mayor Van Johnson is already halfway through his term, and on Sunday afternoon he held a State of the City address overviewing his time in office. “We have great opportunities before us and like many cities…every city we have our own unique set of challenges,” says Johnson. After the entire country suffered […]

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson hosts the United Negro College Fund Luncheon

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Savannah Mayor Van Johnson hosted the United Negro College Fund Luncheon Wednesday. The organization provides students with the support they need to get to and through college. Throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, seven students received scholarships totaling more than 24 thousand dollars. Mayor Johnson speaking about...

Mayor Van Johnson Talks About Federal Funds Coming to Savannah

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Savannah Mayor Van Johnson discusses recent gun violence

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - After another violent weekend in Savannah’s downtown, the city’s mayor spoke about what the city is doing to stop crime. Mayor Van Johnson addressed this past weekend’s shootings during Tuesday’s news conference at City Hall. One of those shootings was deadly. Mayor...

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson discusses officer involved shootings in Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Savannah Mayor Van Johnson discusses recent officer involved shootings at his weekly news conference this Tuesday morning. The most recent officer involved shooting was top of mind for Savannah Mayor Van Johnson. He called the incident tragic all the way around and says he’s having discussions...