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Pooler police seek to identify individuals wanted for questioning in Tanger Outlets shoplifting incident

Pooler police are seeking the public's help in identify a man and woman wanted for questioning in a shoplifting incident at the Tanger Outlets. The incident occurred at the Sunglass Hut, said police spokeswoman Lindsey Butler.


Pooler Police investigate dead body found at motel on Hwy. 80

POOLER, Ga. - Pooler Police are investigating a death at the Motel 6 on Hwy. 80. Police say a body was found that the motel on Wednesday night. No other details have been released.


Plastic Express bringing jobs, port business to Pooler

A California-based plastics resin company is bringing close to 200 jobs to Pooler, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced Wednesday. Plastic Express will be located in the Pooler Logistics Center, Kemp said in his announcement made on the Garden City Terminal docks of the Georgia Port Authority. The Pool


Georgia Declares Hepatitis A Outbreak

VALDOSTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health says there is an out break of Hepatitis A and it has to be controlled. Since January, 214 cases have been reported which is skyrocketed from 2017 and 2016.


Gov. Kemp announces investment project coming to Pooler

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Georgia Governor Brian Kemp marked 100 days in office Wednesday with several stops across the state. “This has been a great day. We have so many great things happening in our state,” the governor said.


17th Annual Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Poker Run to be held Sunday

CHATHAM COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the area will hit the streets for the 17th Annual Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Poker Run on Sunday. The run benefits Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes. The organization provides a caring and educational environment for at-risk children.


Arrest made in Louisiana for 2016 murder of South Georgia woman

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Local and state authorities from Georgia and deputies from Louisiana have arrested a 49-year-old man for the 2016 murder of a Moultrie woman, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday.


Savannah man gets life sentence in wife's murder

Isaac Shellman on Thursday was convicted on murder and related charges and sentenced to life in prison without parole plus 20 years in the 2016 domestic-violence slaying of his wife of six months.


Rep. Buddy Carter recognized by Goodwill for public policy work

POOLER, Ga. (WSAV) - A Georgia lawmaker is being recognized by Goodwill Industries International with a national award for his work in Washington, D.C. District 1 Congressman Earl "Buddy" Carter is being named a 2019 National Policymaker Leader Award recipient. The honor recognizes elected officials


Georgia parents charged after 5-week-old has broken bones, brain injuries

EAST DUBLIN, Ga. — An East Dublin mother and father are charged with child cruelty after their 5-week-old was found to have extensive bodily injuries. According to a news release from the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, they were notified about child abuse by Eggleston Children’s Hospital on April


Kissing Bug, Nocturnal Disease Carrier, Confirmed In Georgia

ATLANTA, GA — The sometimes deadly "kissing bug" — a nocturnal, bloodsucking parasite that carries an inflammatory infectious disease — has been confirmed in dozens of U.S. states, including Georgia, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Chagas disease is spread by the triatom


Savannah police investigate stabbing, arrest suspect shortly after

Savannah police responded to a stabbing in the 700 block of West 52nd street Wednesday night. Police spokeswoman Keturah Greene said a suspect went into a home uninvited in the area.


Pooler residents concerned about proposed development

POOLER, Ga. (WSAV) - Plans to develop six buildings isn't sitting too well with some Pooler residents. A local businessman wants to build an office space near Highway 80 West with some buildings sitting as high as three stories. The issue for some residents is that the development would sit next to


Pooler woman denied bond in Sam's Club shooting death

A woman facing trial for murder near a Pooler Sam’s Club was denied bond Tuesday after a judge determined she was flight risk and a danger to the community. Cierra Denise Mims, 25, of Pooler, will remain in the Chatham County jail after Chatham County Superior Court Judge Benjamin Karpf rejected her


Defendant testifies two police officers responsible for 2016 Savannah shootings

Isaac Shellman on Wednesday testified that a white police officer tried to kill him at his home in 2016 and said a second white officer was involved in the incident. “The one who was talking to me, he shot me in the face,” Shellman told a Chatham County Superior Court jury.


Georgia residents arrested in Troy for alleged drug scam

TROY, Ala. (WDHN) — Three Georgia residents were arrested after allegedly trying to use fake prescriptions at drugstores in Troy, according to police. Jameel Marquis Davis, 24, of Atlanta, Georgia; Malik Bobby Rowe, 23, of Decatur, Georgia and Megan Korea Davis, 19, of Jonesboro, Georgia were arrest


Thousands in Savannah can't find affordable housing. Here's how the city is solving that

At a special city council meeting Thursday, city leaders discussed what it will take for the city of Savannah to have affordable housing. The proposal they cane up with involves a 10-year plan.


5 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Savannah

SAVANNAH, GA — New and exciting events are coming to the Savannah area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket events coming


Chattanooga man arrested in Georgia last week on child rape charges after lengthy investigation

A Chattanooga man was arrested in Georgia last week on child rape charges after a nearly three-year-long investigation. Floyd King, 62, is accused of raping a girl beginning when she was 12 years old, according to Hamilton County court records. He was booked into the Hamilton County Jail on Monday.


Huge gator trapped in Georgia

GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. - A 9-foot 9-inch gator was trapped in Brunswick, Georgia, on Tuesday. The gator originally came out of the marsh along Highway 17. Several people pulled the gator out of the bushes before it rolled around and tried to get away. The Officers with the Brunswick Police Department had