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Savannah proposing new horse carriage regulations

2 hours 26 min ago

The city has developed some new rules to protect the health of carriage tour horses, well ahead of the summer’s grueling heat and the usual call from concerned residents for stricter regulations.

Chatham County Sheriff’s Office warns of grand jury scam

2 hours 31 min ago

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a current grand jury scam. County residents are being contacted over the phone where they are being informed that they have a “failure to appear warrant” or have failed to appear for a grand jury summons and now need to pay a cash bond or risk being arrested. The individuals making the calls are instructing citizens to pay the bond amount at the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office using the kiosk in the front lobby via a “Green dot Card.”

‘Real American’ singer guilty: kept gun on plane, in airport

2 hours 35 min ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Rock guitarist Rick Derringer has pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a $1,000 fine after stepping off a Delta Air Lines flight from Mexico with a loaded handgun in Atlanta’s airport.

Dems invite immigrants to Trump’s first address to Congress

3 hours 45 min ago

WASHINGTON — Democrats have invited immigrants and foreigners to President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress in an effort to put a face on those who could be hurt by the Republican’s policies.

Armstrong State senior earns volunteer award

4 hours 22 min ago

Andrew Jones has received the Annie F. Oliver Award for Volunteer of the Year awarded by Savannah Speech and Hearing Center. Jones, a senior at Armstrong State University, volunteered more than 85 hours at the center and its Sound Start School.

Trump blames FBI for failing to stop media leaks

4 hours 46 min ago

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is blaming the FBI for failing to stop leaks to the media, saying the information being reported is classified and could have a “devastating effect” on the country.

Police investigate double shooting on Savannah’s westside

6 hours 58 min ago

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating a double shooting that occurred on Savannah’s westside at Rogers and Kirkland Streets around 11:45 p.m. Friday night.

‘No anonymous sources,’ Trump scolds after WH uses them

7 hours 47 min ago

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump used his first presidential appearance before the nation’s largest gathering of conservative activists on Friday to sharply escalate his criticism of the news media and take direct aim at the use of anonymous sources. Reporters “shouldn’t be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody’s name,” he declared, just hours after members of his own staff held a press briefing and refused to allow their names to be used.

Officials: Trump adviser asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

9 hours 22 sec ago

WASHINGTON — White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked top FBI officials to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump’s campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, according to three White House officials. Democrats accused Priebus of interfering in a pending investigation.

Savannah selling advance parking for St. Patrick’s Day

9 hours 12 min ago

Beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, Savannah’s Mobility & Parking Services department will begin selling parking spaces for the St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 16-19.

Long-term Richmond Hill police officers resign

9 hours 28 min ago

Three long-term Richmond Hill Police officers are no longer with the department.

An Open Records Request filed by Bryan County Now relating to the terminations of Maj. Mike Albritton, Det. Doug Salhberg and Sgt. Luke Harris produced documents signed by Salhberg and Harris stating that they had both “resigned in lieu of termination” on Feb. 16. Richmond Hill City Clerk Dawnne Greene said that the paperwork relating to Albritton’s resignation would not be ready until next week.

Bills targeting transgender bathroom access are floundering

10 hours 45 min ago

Bills to curtail transgender people’s access to public restrooms are pending in about a dozen states, but even in conservative bastions such as Texas and Arkansas they may be doomed by high-powered opposition.

Landowners say EPA botched cleanup, now they want a shot

11 hours 31 min ago

OPPORTUNITY, Mont. — George Niland wonders whether he should wear a respirator when he mows his lawn. Serge Myers laments not being able to garden in his backyard. Rob Phillips puzzles over why his 22 acres have been marked as an unblemished island surrounded by a sea of contamination.

Radar hot spot for February 24, 2017

12 hours 49 min ago

Savannah-Chatham Metro police will be operating radar hot spots along DeRenne Avenue.

Unlikely allies fight fees threatening civil rights march

13 hours 17 min ago

Black people who celebrate the civil rights movement and white people who commemorate the Civil War are suddenly finding themselves fighting on the same side in historic Selma, Alabama: against City Hall.

Trio of military men gain growing influence with Trump

13 hours 37 min ago

WASHINGTON — In a White House laden with competing power centers, a trio of military men has emerged as a force to be reckoned with.

Looking for Pearls: May River oysters come with a silver lining

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:50pm

On a chilly afternoon last month, Austin Harter handed me an oyster he had just pulled from a bed on the banks of Bryan Creek. He popped open its shell, rinsed it in the water next to the boat and held it for me in his muddy glove. “It should taste clean and salty,” he said.

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St. Joseph’s/Candler announces plans for Pooler hospital project

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:40pm

St. Joseph’s/Candler officials Thursday announced plans to build a “micro hospital” in Pooler to better serve patients from westside Savannah and outlying areas as they expand their regional appeal.