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Effingham Hospital signs pediatrician

3 hours 5 min ago

Dr. Bailey Alford is joining Effingham Health System as its first, full-time, pediatric physician.

Effingham settles zoning lawsuit for $1.5 million

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:55pm

Effingham County commissioners agreed to settle a zoning lawsuit for $1.5 million, saying if they had gone to trial this week they might have had to pay $5 million to $10 million.

Sims sharp, Braves score on crazy play, beat Mariners 4-0

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:12pm

ATLANTA — Rookie Lucas Sims pitched three-hit ball over six innings and the Atlanta Braves scored on a crazy play that took three rundowns in 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.

Miss Sophie: School days bring the need for easy meals

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:47pm

For the first time, my four oldest grandchildren are going to school.

Construction to start on Quick Start training center at Pooler megasite

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:39pm

Losing the Volvo plant to South Carolina two years ago was a tough pill to swallow, but the experience also produced some positives for economic development in the region.

City leaders, Savannah residents discuss West Bay Street streetscaping at first of 3 forums

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:27pm

City officials are looking to revitalize a high-traffic stretch of road that divides an area of increasing investment and one of Savannah’s most impoverished communities.

Vox Populi: ‘I’m glad we finally have a president who says exactly what’s on his mind’

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:04pm

“Historic statues should not be destroyed. They should be moved to a museum.”

Boston bound: Cavs trade Irving to Celtics for Thomas, more

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 9:55pm

CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving was tired of being teammates with LeBron James.

Tybee talks infrastructure extension for unincorporated islanders

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 9:00pm

Residents, utility representatives and public officials are working together to bring a crucial piece of infrastructure to a pair of unincorporated communities tucked just outside Tybee Island city limits.

Thomas Meehan, Tony-winning story writer of ‘Annie,’ dies

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 8:00pm

NEW YORK — Three-time Tony Award-winning book writer Thomas Meehan, best known for transforming the Little Orphan Annie cartoon strip into the smash Broadway musical “Annie,” has died at age 88.

Ryan eager for Falcons teammates to finally see new stadium

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 7:30pm

FLOWERY BRANCH — Matt Ryan can serve as a tour guide when the Atlanta Falcons have their first practice at their new Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Friday.

2 of 10 missing US sailors identified after warship crash

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 7:00pm

DETROIT — Sailors with ties to Michigan and Illinois are among 10 who are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker in Southeast Asia.

City removes 100-year-old tree in downtown Savannah

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 6:51pm

Downtown residents on Tuesday said farewell to a live oak tree that stood on West Oglethorpe Avenue for more than 100 years.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 6:46pm

Email your event at least two weeks in advance to calendar@savannahnow.com. You can also mail to Community Calendar, P.O. Box 1088, Savannah, GA 31402. Announcements are printed daily in the Accent section in chronological order as space allows. For information, call 912-652-0365. See a complete list of events online at savannahnow.com.

Football Player of the Week: Tyrone Scott, Jenkins

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 6:24pm

Jenkins High football coach Jason Cameron knew he had a gifted receiver to work with in Tyrone Scott two years ago, when Scott first made an impact with the Warriors.

50 million could watch Mayweather-McGregor in the U.S. alone

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 6:11pm

LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor’s improbable challenge of Floyd Mayweather Jr. could be seen by a staggering 50 million people in the United States as fans and the curious gather in small and large parties.

Officials say Trump’s Afghan plan involves 3,900 more troops

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 6:03pm

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s plan to end America’s longest war and eliminate Afghanistan’s rising extremist threat involves sending up to 3,900 additional U.S. troops, senior officials said Tuesday. The first deployments could take place within days.

Garden City implements new three-year employee pay plan

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 5:57pm

Garden City officials this week kickstarted a new three-year plan to keep the pay of city employees competitive.

Chatham County jail inmate waffles on murder statements, blames drugs

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 5:06pm

A Chatham County jail inmate on Tuesday denied telling police that a man on trial for murder admitted details of the slaying to him in a jailhouse conversation — and then blamed drug use for his video admissions to police.

Priest urges haters to repent; reveals his Ku Klux Klan past

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 5:05pm

McLEAN, Va. — Forty years ago he was a Ku Klux Klan “wizard,” burning crosses on black families’ lawns. Now, after decades as a Catholic priest, he’s coming forward about his past.