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Bass stepping down from Richmond Hill City Council

Effective Wednesday, Richmond Hill has another vacancy to fill on city council. That’s because two-term Councilwoman Jan Bass made her impending departure official Tuesday night. She is relinquishing her Post 4 seat on the council for a job as an ROTC recruiter in the University of Tennessee Martin.


Trees down, roads closed, thousands without power across Georgia

PICKENS COUNTY, Ga. - Rain and storms caused major problems across parts of north Georgia Tuesday – and the issues are continuing Wednesday morning. Strong winds caused trees to come down, bringing power lines with them. There are more than 5,300 Georgia Power customers without power as of 6 a.m. We


Former Bryan County commission chair Carlton Gill dies

RICHMOND HILL -- L. Carlton Gill, a prominent Bryan County businessman and an influential political figure who helped shepherd that county through its transition into one of the fastest-growing residential communities in the country, died unexpectedly Monday after a sudden illness. He was 78.


Sheriff: Georgia firefighter stole from burning home

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Deputies in Coweta County have arrested a firefighter after they say he went into a burning house to steal from the homeowner. According to the Coweta County deputy's report, fire crews were called to a home on Cannon Road in Sharpsburg, Georgia the night of Jan.


Savannah Police seek public’s help identifying theft suspect

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah Police are asking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a theft that occurred on Feb. 14. Police say around 11:40 p.m., the unidentified suspect entered the Fashion Tree on the 1600 block of East Victory Drive and stole various items. The suspect is descr


Richmond Hill church sends thousands of food packages to impoverished nations

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) - The United Methodist Church was packed with volunteers this morning to help fight hunger. The event was in partnership with Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief non-profit organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food.


WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Flash flood watch issued for metro Atlanta

» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page. A flood watch for northwest Georgia was replaced with a flash flood watch at noon, and it now includes all of metro Atlanta.


Zachary Sewell named STAR student

Richmond Hill High School senior, Zachary Sewell, has been named the school’s Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) STAR Student. Rick Gardner, president of the Richmond Hill Lions Club, the local STAR program sponsor, announced the honor last week. Sewell has also been named Bryan Co


Movie Company in Georgia Cited by U.S. Dept of Labor for

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Eye Productions Inc. for failing to protect employees from hazards while filming a television show in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. Proposed penalties total $9,472.


Traffic Alert: Exit 164B on eastbound I-16 closed due to tractor trailer stuck in ramp

Savannah police tweeted that Exit 164B (I-516) on eastbound I-16 is closed due to a tractor trailer being stuck on the ramp. Closure could be extended over 1 hour. Travelers are advised to seek an alternate route.


Georgia Authorities Nearing End Of Investigation In Case Of Woman Who Died While Attending Overnight Party

Tamla Horsford was found dead on Nov. 4, 2018, while attending an overnight party, raising questions and accusations of foul play online. Tamla Horsford was found dead in the backyard area of a home in north Forsyth, Georgia on Nov. 4, 2018, and since then her death has sparked questions online, lea


Brittany Mack named to University of Kansas honor roll

Brittany Mack, of Richmond Hill, earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2018 semester at University of Kansas. The honor roll comprises undergraduates who meet requirements in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and in the schools of Architecture & Design; Business; Education; Engineering; He


Georgia Gov. Kemp's new school bus safety law now in effect

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) - Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has signed his first bill into law. Senate Bill 25 went into effect Monday, February 18th and is geared towards keeping Georgia students safe.


Savannah Morning News building evacuated due to HVAC issue

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah Morning News on Chatham Parkway was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after occupants complained of smoke streaming from vents in the lobby. Savannah Fire Rescue responded to the building within four minutes of the call, at 3:23 p.m. Crews checked the interior of the buildin


Georgia man sentenced in nearly $800K theft from Texas city

HOUSTON (AP) -- A Georgia man has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for a bogus invoice scam that cost a Central Texas city nearly $800,000. Derrick Ervin of Atlanta was sentenced Tuesday to 77 months behind bars in the email scheme targeting the city of Bryan. A judge in Houst

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For Georgia gardeners, February means it’s time to talk about the trees and the bees

Georgia’s Arbor Day celebration, Feb. 16, was a great time for Georgians to show some love for the state’s pollinators by planting trees that help support their habitat, said Becky Griffin, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension School and Community Garden coordinator.


New police unit for domestic violence in Savannah.

(SAVANNAH) - The Savannah Police Department is applying a new tactic to stem the rising tide of domestic violence cases, unveiling a new unit dedicated to the problem. Chief Roy Minter announced the Family Violence Unit's creation. The six-member team will work out of police headquarters, using a mo


Savannah moms demand action on gun violence

A group of Savannah mothers is filing into the Georgia State Capitol to demand change from lawmakers. They are joining hundreds of other volunteers and survivors to advocate for stricter gun legislation.


Teen arrested following mass shooting threats against South Georgia preschool

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Colquitt County Sheriff's Office Investigators say they've arrested a teenage boy from Colquitt County High School after he threatened to carry out a shooting spree at an unidentified preschool.


Realty group has big plans for vacant building in Starland District

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -A vacant building in the Starland District will soon have a makeover. A few other businesses have occupied the space since then but a developer is now trying to use the building for multiple businesses.