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St. Joseph’s Hospital completes expansion on Savannah’s southside

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Officials say that St. Joseph’s Hospital will redefine health care for the region with a focus on patient comfort on Savannah’s southside when its completed first phase of a $21.6 million expansion opens Monday.

Chelsea Manning: a potent symbol for transgender Americans

8 hours 26 min ago

NEW YORK — For most Americans, Chelsea Manning has been a hero or villain based on how they view her decision to leak classified material. For transgender people, she has another dimension — serving as a potent symbol of their struggles for acceptance.

Study illustrates Facebook’s growth as campaign news source

10 hours 8 min ago

NEW YORK — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton voters had different media diets, but a study finds common ground in Facebook as an important news source — even if their individual feeds bore little resemblance to each other’s.

Radar hot spot for January 19, 2017

10 hours 12 min ago

Savannah-Chatham Metro police will be operating radar hot spots along Montgomery Crossroad at Abercorn Street.

So long from White House: Obama aims final messages at Trump

10 hours 23 min ago

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama stepped behind the White House podium for the last time Wednesday, fielding questions from the crush of journalists crammed in for the occasion and offering assurances to Americans watching on TV.

Vox Populi: ‘You are a bunch of losers in more ways than one.’

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 10:27pm

“Regarding the Georgia Southern/Armstrong issue, consider identifying the Savannah facility as Georgia Southern’s Armstrong Campus or Division.”

Grocery store planned for former Johnny Harris site

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 9:46pm

A new plan for the former Johnny Harris site along Victory Drive is being developed after previous plans to develop the property and surrounding area were abandoned.

School board gets nasty as superintendent prepares to retire

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 8:41pm

The Savannah-Chatham Public School Board officially accepted Superintendent Thomas Lockamy’s retirement request Wednesday and gave him plenty of reasons to have no regrets.

Guyton man arrested in Effingham death

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 8:26pm

The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Guyton man Wednesday in the death of a woman whose body was found lying on a dirt road in the northern end of the county Sunday.

Scott Pinholster, 42, was arrested in connection with the death of Courtney Wells, 27, of Guyton, according to sheriff’s investigator Joe Heath.

Pinholster “continues to be cooperative as the investigation continues,” Heath said.

Investigators have worked around the clock since Wells' body was discovered and they anticipate more arrests being made, Heath said.

Students, teachers, alumni ready to speak out on Armstrong, Georgia Southern merger

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 8:17pm

If social media fervor over the past week is an indication, University System of Georgia officials are in for an earful Thursday afternoon in Savannah.

Savannah police: 1000 block of East 34th closed as officers serve warrant

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 7:20pm

Police have blocked traffic on the 1000 block of East 34th Street for an ongoing investigation.

UGA defense set tone for forcing turnovers in 2016 with a sweet incentive

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 6:31pm

ATLANTA — Georgia’s top defensive personnel heading into spring practice will remain largely intact from the season that just finished.

Packers-Falcons NFC matchup expected to produce big offense

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 6:30pm

FLOWERY BRANCH— The high-scoring offenses of the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers appear poised to provide a memorable send-off for the Georgia Dome.

Chatham Commission to consider $11M contract for second phase of jail expansion

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 6:10pm

Some three years since the county wrapped up Phase 1, the Chatham County Commission this week will consider kickstarting the second phase of an expansion project at the county jail.

Benedictine picks new principal, assistant principal

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 5:39pm

Savannah’s Benedictine Military School announced Wednesday that Jacob Horne has been appointed as principal and Kevin Farmer as assistant principal effective July 1.

Price tries to reassure on health care; Dems not buying it

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 5:34pm

WASHINGTON — Offering reassurances, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for health secretary said Wednesday the new administration won’t “pull the rug out” from those covered by “Obamacare.” Democrats were unimpressed, noting a lack of specifics.

Savannah economy growing at ‘healthy pace’

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 5:18pm

The Savannah area economy will continue its upward trajectory in 2017 and beyond, according to the Georgia Economic Outlook forecast from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business and Armstrong State University’s Center for Regional Analysis.

Live Oak switches interim director for libraries

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 4:17pm

The Live Oak Public Libraries regional board has appointed Stephen Whigham as interim director — as the library continues an extended search for a permanent director and attempts to recover from scathing financial and human resources investigations.

Savannah Fire extinguishes tractor-trailer fire

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 4:17pm

Savannah Fire and EMS firefighters responded to a flaming tractor-trailer in the 800 block of West 53rd Street on Wednesday.

Savannah Fire spokesman Mark Keller said the tractor-trailer caught fire around 12;20 p.m. Wednesday. SFEMS investigators said the fire appeared to to start in the engine compartment.

Firefighters extinguished the fire, and were able to prevent it from extending to any other nearby vehicles, Keller said.

The trailer was empty at the time of the fire, and no one was no injured.