Savannah, GA Government

Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital Property purchased for $2.25 million using SPLOST funds for economic development

The Rome Floyd County Development Authority announced Thursday that the state has accepted their offer for the purchase of the Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital property for $2.25 million dollars using SPLOST funds. Rome-Floyd County Development Authority President Missy Kendrick from the State Properties Commission meeting in Savannah said the property...
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Savannah transferring hundreds of employees to brand new facility

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Savannah’s new city services complex is close to being fully operational and open to the public. The SPLOST-funded building sits off Interchange Court, just off I-516, and brings about 450 city employees from several departments into one place. Some city employees have already relocated their offices...
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South Carolina passes 50% vaccination rate, 10K COVID deaths

BEAUFORT, S.C. (WSAV) – South Carolina leaders say more than 50% of the state’s population has been fully vaccinated. Officials say the Palmetto State is now one step closer to the 70 to 80% vaccination goal. “Reaching this 50 percent benchmark is a testament to the countless hours DHEC and...
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Savannah Morning News

Fairgrounds project poised to transform community, but city isn't listening to fears, neighbors say

Every nook and cranny in Feiler Park calls forth a memory for Betty Jones, who's lived all of her 74 years in the small neighborhood on the westside of Savannah. Anchored by Montgomery Drive from 55th to 63rd Street, the neighborhood is far enough from Forsyth Park to have been considered the country back when Jones was growing up in the 1950s and '60s. The retired educator and minister remembers how she would "hotfoot" across the scorching sandflats every day to get her family's mail, the roads unpaved.
Statesboro Herald

Statesboro welcomes Liberty County to town

The Statesboro Blue Devils have had the lead in the fourth quarter in each of their last two games but have been unable to hang on and are now 1-2 as they prepare for their final non region game of the year as they host Liberty County Friday at Womack Field for homecoming.

City of Savannah announces United Way campaign

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The City of Savannah officially kicked off their United Way fundraising campaign on Thursday. City leaders, as well as representatives with the United Way of the Coastal Empire met today to reveal the goal that’s been set for Savannah City employees. Today’s United Way fundraising campaign...

GEORGIA LEGAL SERVICES adds to local staff

September 16, 2021 - Georgia Legal Services Program recently announced the addition of two new staff members to its legal team at its Savannah Regional Office. Harris R. Mason joined the firm as the Housing Attorney, and will handle various types of housing cases, with emphasis on Landlord-Tenant matters. Mason is a graduate of Young Harris College with a degree in Business and Public Policy. He received his J.D. in 2018 from the University of Georgia School of Law. While in law school, Mason was a research assistant for Professor Hillel Y. Levin, served as president of OUTlaw, and was communications director for the Working in the Public Interest Conference. Mason clerked for the Alapaha Judicial Circuit’s Superior Courts and worked most recently as an associate at Silver & Archibald in Athens. He is currently serving as a board member for the Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia.

‘2 Legit 2 Lit’ campaign comes to Sylvan Terrace neighborhood this Friday

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The community cleanup campaign “2 Legit 2 Lit” plans to visit the Sylvan Terrace neighborhood on Friday. The campaign hosted by alderwoman Kesha Gibson-Carter hopes to encourage Savannah residents to do two things: stop littering and pick up litter. Organizers say “2 Legit 2 Lit” focuses...

Council removes Spalding from Election Commission

Above: Beaufort Mayor Stephen Murray checks with other council members to see if they have any questions before moving on to the next topic during City Council’s regular meeting Tuesday night. Photo by Bob Sofaly. By a unanimous 5-0 vote, Beaufort City Council voted to remove Helen Spalding from the...

Bluffton honors its veterans, one brick at a time

BLUFFTON, S.C. (WTGS) — The Town of Bluffton has come up with a new way to honor our veterans. Kay Ranta, Auxillary Unit 205 Chaplain from the American Legion, said the organization has partnered with the town to build a memorial for veterans. Now, they have a “buy-a-brick” program to involve the community in the effort.

Exclusive: One-on-one with new Savannah city manager

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - In an exclusive interview, WTOC was the first to sit down with new Savannah City Manager Jay Melder. After a long, tumultuous search, the Savannah City Council unanimously selected Melder in July. Melder served as Washington D.C.’s Assistant City Administrator before taking Savannah’s top job. He will guide the city council on things like the city’s budget and play a critical role in policymaking.

Family confirms passing of former state representative Anne Mueller

CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - Former Georgia state representative Anne Mueller has passed away, according to Chatham County Sheriff Wilcher. Sheriff Wilcher tells WTOC Mueller’s family told him she passed away Wednesday morning around 10:30 a.m. at her sister’s home. According to her obituary, she was 91-years-old. Funeral arrangements are...

City of Savannah announces fundraising goal for United Way

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The City of Savannah is pledging its support to the United Way of the Coastal Empire. The city officially kicking off its fundraising efforts from its employees Thursday morning in the rotunda of City Hall. This year’s goal is $190,000 which is up from last year when...