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FBI says it failed to investigate tip on Florida suspect

Sat, 2018-02-17 08:34
Crime & Courts News

PARKLAND, Fla. — The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a “desire to kill” and access to guns and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate, the agency said Friday. Florida Gov. Rick Scott called for the FBI’s director to resign because of the missteps. Read more

The Associated Press Photos KELLI KENNEDY and CURT ANDERSON and TAMARA LUSH

Budget undercuts Trump focus on mental health, school safety

Sat, 2018-02-17 06:20
News Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is calling for a focus on mental health and school safety in response to shootings like the one that took 17 lives in Florida, but his budget would cut funding in both areas.

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These are the lives lost in the Florida high school shooting

Sat, 2018-02-17 06:00
News

When a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 at a large high school in south Florida, the 17 dead included students and school workers, young and old. Here is a look at the 17 confirmed dead by authorities in the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School:

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Brown scores 23, leads Georgia Southern over Georgia State

Sat, 2018-02-17 01:09
Sports Local Colleges News

STATESBORO — Tookie Brown scored 23 points and Georgia Southern knocked off rival Georgia State 85-80 on Friday night.

Read more Photos The Associated Press

Johnson girls, boys sweep first-round foes in Class 3A state playoffs

Fri, 2018-02-16 23:03
News Sports High School

If the Johnson girls basketball team needed some motivation heading into the postseason, the Atom Smashers got it last week when they lost to Beach in the Region 3-3A finals.

Read more dennis.knight@savannahnow.com Photos Dennis Knight

Vox Populi: ‘To all you egotistical supervisors: Get over it.’

Fri, 2018-02-16 22:32
News Accent Vox Populi

“To all you egotistical supervisors that sit around all day emailing and texting continuously so you’ll look important: Get over it. Quit wasting everyone’s time. Apparently you don’t have a life; others do.”

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Duffy Street shoemaker brings traditions to new generation

Fri, 2018-02-16 22:08
News

To Savannah’s bespoke shoemaker, Marcell Mrsan, precision and simplicity are the key ingredients in crafting beautiful shoes that last.

Read more For the Savannah Morning News Photos Eva Fedderly

Owens: Tourism awards honor those who make Savannah shine

Fri, 2018-02-16 22:07
Column News

For 20 years, the Tourism Leadership Council has honored some of the best and brightest stars in the tourism and hospitality community through the Tourism Awards and Scholarship Dinner. Over the years, we have expanded our awards to grow with our tourism industry, and refined our selection process for our award winners.

Read more Photos MICHAEL OWENS

Carver State Bank receives new markets tax credit award for $30 million

Fri, 2018-02-16 22:07
News

Savannah-based Carver State Bank, along with partner Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, has been awarded $30 million in New Markets Tax Credits from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund through Carver Financial Corporation, Carver State Bank’s holding company and affiliated Community Development Entity.

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8 arrested in Effingham for stolen vehicles, property and credit card fraud identified

Fri, 2018-02-16 20:57
Crime & Courts Effingham Now News

The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office released the identities Friday of eight people arrested in an investigation into stolen vehicles, property and credit card fraud. Read more

Photos Effingham Now

Family, detectives revisit unsolved homicide on victim’s birthday

Fri, 2018-02-16 20:49
News

On Friday, on what would have been Ricardo “Ricky” Morris’ 41st birthday, his mother and Savannah Police detectives pleaded for information in his unsolved death.

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Beach girls begin state title defense with win over Pike County

Fri, 2018-02-16 20:17
News Sports High School

The Beach Lady Bulldogs love this time of year. The defending Class 3A state champions rolled through Pike County on Friday night at home in round one of the GHSA state playoffs, winning 64-13 over the No. 4 seed from Region 4-3A.

Read more For the Savannah Morning News Photos Travis Jaudon

Effingham Sheriff’s Office searches for 2 home invaders

Fri, 2018-02-16 19:44
Crime & Courts Effingham Now News

The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two men wanted for a home invasion on Honey Ridge Road Friday and is warning residents to be cautious. Read more

Photos Effingham Now

Multiple injuries after driver hits gas line at Outback on southside

Fri, 2018-02-16 19:35
News

Savannah police and firefighters are on the scene Friday night of an incident at the Outback on Abercorn on the southside.

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Ex Savannah-Chatham police officer says he’s guilty of lying, avoids going to jail

Fri, 2018-02-16 18:28
News Crime & Courts

Former Savannah-Chatham police Sgt. Malik Khaalis on Friday pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor charges of obstructing police by giving false information in a 2010 police corruption probe in return for a 48-month jail sentence.

Read more jan.skutch@savannahnow.com Photos Jan Skutch

Florida gunman had extra ammo at school, fired for 3 minutes

Fri, 2018-02-16 18:02
News

PARKLAND, Fla. — The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of the nation’s deadliest school shootings and carried extra ammunition in his backpack, according to a sheriff’s department report released Thursday.

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Judge orders Savannah artist’s “museum for the masses” repaired, opposing attorneys to attempt resolution

Fri, 2018-02-16 18:00
News

Virginia Kiah’s dilapidated Cuyler-Brownville home, which she operated as a community museum for decades, may be getting some much needed repairs as a judge attempts to resolve the 16-year legal dispute regarding the estate of the late educator, artist and Civil Rights activist.

Read more eric.curl@savannahnow.com Photos Eric Curl

Polly’s People: That wasps’ nest might be worth something

Fri, 2018-02-16 17:24
News Accent Column

Though the weather can sometimes be damp and dreary these days, signs of spring are in the air and elsewhere. I’ve heard it through the grapevine that dozens of robins are flocking to Ardsley Park to dine on berries, and the soft pink tulip trees that always usher in the season already are in bloom.

Read more Photos Polly Powers Stramm