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New St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital opens in Pooler

POOLER, GA (WTOC) -The new St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital in Pooler held a tour Friday, before it officially opens its door to patients. City officials say the new micro hospital will provide residents with a new patient experience and an abundance of services, all while being in a convenient locatio


Pooler ranked 13th safest city in Georgia

POOLER, GA (WTOC) - Pooler has been ranked one of the safest cities in the Peach State. That’s according to a new study that was released this week. As the City of Pooler continues to bubble up with new additions attracting people to it, the mayor says it’s no surprise that it was ranked one of the


Savannah Police working to identify Ulta shoplifting suspects

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah Police need the public’s help to identify a man and a woman suspected in a shoplifting that occurred on Saturday, March, 16. Police say around 6:15 p.m., the two unidentified suspects went into Ulta on Abercorn Street and left with multiple items without paying.


Huge incentives helped Georgia land $1.7 billion battery plant

JACKSON COUNTY, Ga. - Georgia’s biggest jobs deal in a decade came with one of the state’s biggest-ever incentive packages. The state and Jackson County combined offered SK Innovation about $300 million in grants, tax breaks and free land to convince the company to build an electric car battery plan


MISSING CHILD: 11-year-old boy last seen on Forest Ridge in Savannah

Savannah Police Department reports Hassan Johnson, 11, was last seen at 8:30 p.m. Friday on Forest Ridge Drive. He is 4 feet, 11 inches tall and weights 85 pounds, and was wearing a blue and gray hoodie, blue jeans and green and black shoes. He has a high-top haircut that’s faded on the side. If see


Former Pooler mayor U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter at odds with city on offshore drilling

Resolutions opposing offshore drilling and seismic testing are moving through state and local governments, including a resolution that passed unanimously Monday in Pooler and twin resolutions making their way through the Georgia Senate and House of Representatives.


Plans being developed for new Chatham County Courthouse

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Chatham County commissioners got an update on upcoming SPLOST projects Friday. That includes the future of a new Chatham County Trial Courts building, slated to go where the old Chatham County Jail once was.


Controversial anti-abortion bill passes in Georgia State Senate

Friday evening inside the State Capitol, the Georgia State Senate passed HB 481, the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act. Also known as “the heartbeat bill”, HB 481 would prohibit most abortions once a doctor detects a heartbeat in the womb, usually six weeks into a pregnancy and most of


Turning a blind eye? Teen not alone in claims of sexual assault in Georgia youth detention center

COLUMBUS, Ga. — The family of a teen once incarcerated at a facility run by the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice said they’re in the process of filing a lawsuit, alleging the minor was sexually assaulted by an officer.


Registered sex offender arrested after entering north Georgia school

PICKENS COUNTY, Ga. — School officials in north Georgia say a man who entered an elementary school Friday morning was a registered sex offender. Officials said that around 9 a.m., a man gained access to Tate Elementary School in Pickens County and was in the building for about 5 minutes before being


Parkland shooting survivor Sydney Aiello takes her own life

On the day a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Sydney Aiello escaped with her life. However, the grief of losing 17 of her classmates and teachers, as well as the long-lasting effects of enduring such a traumatic event, weighed heavily on her. And this weekend, at the age o


Chatham County OKs funding for behavorial health center in Savannah

Chatham County is providing funding assistance to build and operate a behavioral health crisis center on DeRenne Avenue, across from the Food Lion shopping center. On Friday, the Chatham County Commission amended the agreement with the Gateway Community Service Board for up to $700,000 to go toward


Savannah businessman Greg Parker wins $685K Statesboro fraud verdict

Savannah businessman Greg Parker has won a civil verdict of more than $685,000 for fraud against a Statesboro-based group in a long-standing land sale dispute. The sum of $685,622.75 was awarded by a Bulloch County Superior Court jury last week for Drayton-Parker Companies LLC, the real estate holdi


A return trip to Savannah in honor of 25th anniversary of 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil'

In Savannah, Ga., residents often refer to The Book. No one needs to say it by name because The Book has put the city on the tourist map bringing a steady stream of fans from as far away as Japan and Australia.


What to do this weekend in Savannah: March 22-24

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTGS) — Looking for something fun to do this warm, spring weekend in the Lowcountry? Look no further!. We've gathered together all the events in and around Savannah into one list.


Overturned vehicle on Middleground Road, Savannah

An overturned vehicle crash occurred this morning on Middleground Road in Savannah. Injuries are unknown at this time. Check back for updates as they develop. (Below: 3-car crash closes part of DeRenne Avenue)


Visiting judge rules Savannah DA can proceed with challenge to Judge Morse

A visiting judge has rejected an attempt by an alleged Savannah gang member to disqualify the Chatham County District Attorney’s office from a hearing to remove a trial judge from his case.


Lawyers for man wrongfully arrested files notice to sue city of Savannah

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Attorneys for a man who was wrongfully arrested in Savannah started the process of suing the city. James McGill III is suing the city for $1 million, according to the ante litem notice filed with the clerk of city council today.


87-year-old woman seriously injured in 3-vehicle Savannah wreck

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTGS FOX 28) — Savannah Police’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating a three-vehicle wreck on DeRenne Avenue that resulted in one injury, according to a release.


Savannah gang member's parents plead guilty to intimidating juror at son's murder trial

The parents of convicted Savannah Bloods gang member Roderick Parrish Jr. have pleaded guilty to a charge of intimidating a juror during the murder trial of five gang members in the slayings of Rebecca Foley and a fellow gang member.