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Savannah Police hold roll call in the streets

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -Residents in the Highlands got a chance to meet the law enforcement officers who patrol their area on Saturday. The event "Roll Call in the Street" was held at The Highlands clubhouse in Savannah.


Where to have breakfast, lunch and dinner in Savannah

In Savannah, Ga., the ghosts of the Civil War hang thick in the air. The gnarled arms of live oaks arc over rows of historical homes full of heirlooms. Horse-drawn carriages click-clack around the lush public squares that dapple the map.


Authors receive inspiration during Savannah Book Festival

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -Bookworms of all genres packed a couple of historic squares Saturday for Festival Saturday, a big event for the 12th Annual Savannah Book Festival. “The authors get to come, speak about their books and writing lives, and they get to spend the weekend in Savannah which is just de


City Talk: New hotel, rooftop bar further transformation of West River Street

The Alida Hotel at 412 Williamson St. opened late last year, but I only recently made my first trip to The Lost Square, the hotel’s surprisingly comfortable rooftop bar. The bar has been decorated with comfortable couches and lounge chairs, most of which are close enough to get heat from a large fir


New Skidaway city up for vote in Chatham County

Discussed for at least two decades, Skidaway Island could be on its way to becoming Chatham County’s ninth municipality in one month. The years-long effort will go before voters March 19, after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed state legislation Friday authorizing the referendum.


SavArtScene: Savannah artist Jimmie Williams' first love was hand-painting signs

Jimmie Williams is one-of-kind. You could say he's the last of a dying breed, but if he has anything to do with it, he'd like to pass his knowledge down to be carried on for posterity.


Family, friends gather in Savannah to honor local war hero, David F. Richards, Jr.

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Family and friends gathered Friday night to honor and remember David F. Richards, Jr. in Savannah. The World War II and Vietnam War retired Army veteran passed away last week.


Savannah city leaders discussing whether to accept New Hampstead Development property

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah city leaders are trying to decide if they will accept a unique gift. It’s a huge piece of donated property that could be used as a park. The 863-plus acre property is part of the New Hampstead Development. It’s located in western Savannah along Little Neck Road - south


Georgia lawmakers mull medical pot cultivation, drones near prisons

ATLANTA | The Georgia legislature is beginning to pick up its pace as the 2019 session approaches the half-way mark. Friday marked legislative day 16 of 40. The past week saw the governor sign his first bill, a measure that clarifies when vehicles can pass a school bus. A new bill in the House would


Hearts for Heroes gala benefits 200 club

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -The annual Hearts for Heroes Red Tie Gala was held on Saturday night to help raise money for a very worthy cause. The money from the event will go to the 200 Club of the Costal Empire.


Chatham County PD looking for hotel robbery suspect

CHATHAM COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - Chatham County police detectives are asking for the public’s help to locate a suspect in connection to a string of hotel robberies. Detectives are looking for Tiah Harris. They believe Harris and an unidentified male robbed the America’s Best Inn on Canebrake Road on Feb.


Multiple injuries reported in Truman Parkway crash

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) - Police have shut down some lanes of the Truman Parkway due to a single-vehicle crash. Just after 11:00 a.m., emergency crews responded to an overturned vehicle near the Eisenhower Drive exit.


Attorney Accused, Hit By 3 Cars, Dead Elephant: Top Georgia News

It was a busy week of news around Georgia, with stories such as a DeKalb attorney accused of killing his mother, a twelve-year-old who was fatally hit by three cars, a bill that would protect people who rescue animals from hot cars, a 911 call of a frantic mother who found her son's dead body and de


SPD assists FL agency in search for jewelry thief possibly in Savannah area

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Savannah Police Department is assisting the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office in Florida with its search for a suspected jewelry thief who could be in the Savannah area.


Payless To Begin Liquidation Sales At Georgia Stores

ATLANTA, GA — Discount shoe sellerPayless will begin liquidation sales at its U.S. stores on Sunday, a company spokesperson said. "We expect all stores to remain open until at least the end of March and the majority will remain open until May," the spokesperson said in a statement. Liquidation sales


Cold front moves in overnight

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A cold front will move through this evening without much rain associated with it. You may notice the wind pick up through, but it shouldn’t wake up anything. Fog will develop for some of us overnight into Sunday morning for our southern communities. A few sprinkles linger as we


Savannah-born pioneer for sea turtles tells her story

Sally Murphy left her hometown of Savannah, then she left an abusive marriage to become the founder of the highly successful sea turtle program in South Carolina and a leader in international efforts to protect these animals. She tells her personal and professional story in a new memoir, "Turning th


Letters to the editor Saturday: Savannah abandoning what makes city great

What if Emma Adler and her friends would not have stepped up in 1955 to save what is now the Historic District in Savannah? Savannah would not be what it is right now, a celebrated tourist attraction, a lauded college town and home to a good majority of “implants” and forward-thinking Savannahians,


Highway 170 closed after wreck

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - According to a tweet from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, highway 170 is still closed and will be closed for some time following a wreck involving a van and a semi-truck.


30th annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival concludes with several notable events

The final week of the 30th annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival wraps up with a series of meaningful performances and events, including performances by the Bright Star Theater on Feb. 14 and 15.