Savannah, GA

Port Wentworth Police warn residents about scam caller

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga (WSAV) — The Port Wentworth Police Department is warning residents of a caller attempting to scam residents by pretending to be part of the Port Wentworth PD. According to the Port Wentworth Police Department, a male caller has been dialing random phone numbers from the Port Wentworth Police Department’s main line, 912-964-4360. […]
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Port Wentworth Police Department warning residents about scam

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The Port Wentworth Police Department was made aware of a scam on Aug. 9. They say a man had been calling random telephone numbers from the Port Wentworth Police Department’s number 912-964-4360. The caller would tell them that they were with the Port Wentworth Police...

Man who escaped from police arrested in Hardeeville

A man who escaped from police custody this summer was arrested by Hardeeville police and released to Jasper County deputies Aug. 4, the sheriff’s office said. Tyrek Davion Frazier, 21, was served with Jasper County arrest warrants for attempted murder and escape, police said. Hardeeville police charged him with felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful carrying of a pistol, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possession of marijuana.

Fear the Walking Dead begins filming season 8 in Savannah

Fans of Fear the Walking Dead will be happy to hear that filming has officially begun for the series’s eighth season. This will mark the first season to film in Savannah, Georgia, which will make for some exciting changes in the location, which was set up in the penultimate episode of season 7 as our survivors headed out in rafts, boats, and the like to find a new, safe place to live.
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GSP vying for 2022 Best Looking Cruiser Contest

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Highway patrol agencies from different states are competing to see which department has the best-looking cruiser, with the public serving as the judge. Georgia State Patrol’s cruiser won the contest in 2020 with 51,844 votes. The cruiser was parked near the big fountain at Forsyth Park in Savannah.

Lloyd: How do we make Chatham County and the greater Savannah area an 'age-friendly' community?

This is a column by Wanda Lloyd, a retired newspaper editor and author of “COMING FULL CIRCLE: From Jim Crow to Journalism.”. That’s a question we have considered since 2015, the year I was invited to join the AARP Georgia Executive Council. The council is the leadership body for the work done by AARP staff and volunteers across the state.

Reader letter: The Walker-Warnock debate conundrum

Rosemary W. Mackey serves as the Forums Chair of The League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia. It appears that Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock’s campaign teams have dug their heels in regarding which television station will broadcast their debate; one has agreed to work with WTOC and the other WSAV. This needs to get settled so that the people of Savannah can hear their plans to tackle such pressing issues as the economy, gun safety, healthcare, immigration and climate change, to name a few.

'Low staff morale, distrust of executive leadership': Probe reveals issues at Chatham MPC

A formal probe into the workplace culture of the Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission found the organization suffers from "low staff morale, distrust of executive leadership, communications issues and unclear and inadequate instructions on projects." Chatham County leaders ordered the investigation after an anonymous complaint letter from MPC staffers was delivered to County Manager Lee Smith and  MPC Board...

Thunderbolt Police Department implements traffic safety program to limit school speeding

THUNDERBOLT, Ga. (WTGS) — The Thunderbolt Police Department announced it began an automated traffic enforcement speed device program at Sol C. Johnson High School. According to officials, the program is designed to increase safety for students, parents, teachers and everyone that travels through school zones. As part of the program, TPD conducted speed studies during school hours over five days.

Mike And Matt Taste Burnt Church Distillery Whiskeys

Burnt Church Distillery is located on Bluffton Road in Bluffton, South Carolina. South Carolina has always been a state that grew rice. Thus it is natural that Burnt Church Distillery would use South Carolina rice in somel of their whiskeys. They contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I would like to taste some of their whiskeys. I agreed and they sent me four sample bottles. Matt and I tasted them and found them all to be good, solid whiskeys. They are:

Savannah-Chatham school board approves two-year extension to superintendent's contract

During the Wednesday meeting, members of the Savannah-Chatham school board approved a contract extension for Superintendent Ann Levett. Levett has been in the role for five years, coming back to the Savannah-Chatham Public School System in 2017 after leaving to serve various educational roles, including acting superintendent in Dayton, Ohio, and school board member for New Haven Public Schools. ...

Savannah Impact Program opening new location

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - A program that aims to help at-risk youth and adults has new life in Savannah. After a six-year hiatus, the Savannah Impact Program back up and running, and the program will soon have a new home office to work out of. Savannah City Council approved funding...