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City dedicates playground to retired Savannah leisure services department head

Thu, 2018-02-22 15:33
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City officials on Thursday dedicated a playground to retired Leisure Services Bureau Chief Joseph Shearouse Sr., who worked for the city from 1983 to 2016.

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Habersham School junior earns highest possible ACT score

Thu, 2018-02-22 15:17
News Your Good News

The Habersham School junior Grace Miller recently earned the highest possible ACT score — a perfect 36, according to the school.

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Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire honored volunteers at gala

Thu, 2018-02-22 14:54
News Your Good News

The Mediation Center of the Costal Empire recently hosted its inaugural Velvet Gala at Cohen’s Retreat where it honored its volunteers.

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Report: KKK chapters drop steeply despite ‘hate group’ surge

Thu, 2018-02-22 13:49
News

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — An organization that tracks far-right extremists says the number of Ku Klux Klan chapters in the U.S. is plummeting as a new generation of khaki-clad racists rejects hoods and robes for a “hipper” brand of hate.

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Traffic Alert: Wreck closes westbound I-16 at I-95

Thu, 2018-02-22 12:59
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UPDATE: Interstate 16 westbound lanes have re-opened after at Interstate 95 after a crash, according to the Chatham Emergency Management Agency.

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Speaking out: Students who survived shooting talk activism

Thu, 2018-02-22 12:55
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Many students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have turned into outspoken gun control advocates. Some of them say their stance on gun rights has changed. Others believed if they stayed silent, nothing would change.

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Trump says more must be done to protect children

Thu, 2018-02-22 11:54
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump planned to host students from the Florida high school reeling from a mass shooting Wednesday, as he seeks to show he is taking the highly charged issue of gun violence seriously.

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Chatham County police investigate robbery at Ogeechee Road Walmart

Thu, 2018-02-22 11:20
News Crime & Courts

Chatham County police are investigating an Ogeechee Road robbery that occurred early Thursday morning.

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Amid a flood of plastic, big companies try to clean up image

Thu, 2018-02-22 11:00
News

LONDON — Once a month, accountant Michael Byrne pulls on his rubber boots and makes his way to a spot on the banks of the River Thames.

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Officials: Savannah not the target of social media school threat

Thu, 2018-02-22 10:52
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The Savanah-Chatham County School system reports that a school threat circulating on social media referencing SHS has been investigated and found to be in no way connected to Savannah High School.

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Report: Savannah-Chatham schools violating accreditation standards

Thu, 2018-02-22 10:16
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The Savannah-Chatham County Public School system is in violation of accreditation standards and policies.

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Billy Graham went from tent revivals to the White House

Thu, 2018-02-22 10:13
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MONTREAT, N.C. — As a young man, he practiced his sermons by preaching to the alligators and birds in the swamp. At his height years later, he was bringing the word of God into living rooms around the globe via TV and dispensing spiritual counsel — and political advice — to U.S. presidents.

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Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws

Thu, 2018-02-22 09:03
Politics News

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A week after a shooter slaughtered 17 people in a Florida high school, thousands of protesters, including many angry teenagers, swarmed into the state Capitol on Wednesday, calling for changes to gun laws, a ban on assault-type weapons and improved care for the mentally ill. Read more

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Will and Jaden Smith create eco-friendly water company: Just

Thu, 2018-02-22 07:44
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LOS ANGELES — Jaden Smith’s environmental consciousness was born when he was out surfing at about age 10. He saw plastic water bottles bobbing in the ocean beside him, and he was so upset by it that he told his parents.

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Week of reckoning on White House aides’ access to secrets

Thu, 2018-02-22 06:22
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WASHINGTON — It’s a week of reckoning for White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and dozens of other officials who have been working without permanent security clearances for the better part of a year.

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15-year-old shot 5 times protecting classmates from gunfire

Thu, 2018-02-22 06:00
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PARKLAND, Fla. — A 15-year-old student who was shot five times during last week’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students.

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