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Council Will Reconsider “Stage on Bay” Liquor License

Its a second chance for a Savannah concert venue. “The Stage on Bay” will be back in front of Savannah City Council to make another request for a liquor license March 2. The club was denied a liquor license at the last Council meeting after neighbors objected, saying there were too many alcohol; establishments in the area already. Alderman John ...

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Senators work to slash THC potency in medical cannabis

Atlanta (AP) – Georgia Senators are working to slash the potency of medical cannabis oil while slightly expanding access. The bill passed the full Senate Thursday with a vote of 41-12 after lengthy debate and the rejection of three amendments proposed during discussion. The proposal will reduce the level of THC permissible in cannabis oil from 5 percent to 3 ...

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GA Fatal Small Plane Crash

BARROW COUNTY, Ga. (WXIA) — Two people were killed in a small plane crash in Barrow County on Thursday, authorities said. The crash happened in the 700 block of Highway 82 and the Barrow County Airport just after 2 p.m., according to the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office. The FAA and the NTSB have been notified. No other details were immediately ...

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Army sending new brigade of 500 soldiers to Fort Benning

Fort Benning (AP) – The Army is sending a new brigade of about 500 soldiers to Fort Benning in west Georgia. U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue announced the decision in a news release Thursday. They said the new brigade will specialize in training, advising and assisting the military forces of U.S. allies. Fort Benning, home to the Army’s infantry ...

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Authorities Investigating a Shooting In Hinesville

HINESVILLE – Hinesville Police Detectives are investigating a shooting which occurred on Jubail Drive Wednesday night shortly after 5 pm. HPD Detective, Chris Reid said the shooting may have stemmed from an altercation outside a residence. The victim described as a 19 year old male was taken to Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville where his condition is unknown.    A ...

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Alma PD make aggravated assault arrest

ALMA, GA (WSAV) – Alma police have captured 38-year-old Torris Snell, who also goes by Tony, who they say cut a woman’s throat last night. According to officials, it happened on South Bead Street in Bacon County in the evening of February 14. The woman was airlifted to the hospital and her condition is unknown at this time.

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Target recalls patio benches after reports of collapse

WASHINGTON (WHTM) – Target is recalling patio benches that can suddenly collapse. The retailer has received six reports of the benches collapsing, including one report of a knee injury, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. This recall is for Threshold Aluminum Top/Steel X Base patio benches that were sold individually and as part of six-piece Threshold Mayhew dining sets ...

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Community invited to attend downtown streetscape meetings

SAVANNAH, GA (WSAV) – The City of Savannah kicked off its Downtown Streetscape Improvement Initiative in December that included development for Broughton, Bay and River Street. The City would like to extend the invitation for the community to be involved and in attendance to the following upcoming community meetings about the project. Conceptual Design Review Meetings at the coastal Georgia Center (305 ...

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Pedestrian hit, Wheaton St. closed

SAVANNAH, GA (WSAV) – Metro Police and the Traffic Investigation Unit are at Wheaton St. and Randolph where a pedestrian was hit. #SCMPDTraffic– Serious Injury Crash Wheaton and Randolph. Ped struck. SCMPD TIU on scene- Avoid the area Wheaton Closed to Traffic — SCMPD (@scmpd) February 14, 2017 Police are asking commuters to avoid the area, Wheaton Street is closed ...

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Mother, three children lose home in Hinesville fire

HINESVILLE, GA (WSAV) – A Hinesville mother and her three children have been displaced following a fire which destroyed their Hollywood Drive home Monday afternoon. According to Hinesville Fire Department Public Affairs Officer, Capt. Robert Kitchings the fire was reported shortly after 1 pm on Monday, Feb. 13.  As fire units from the Hinesville fire department arrived flames could be seen ...

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ONLY ON 3: Bulloch Co. family seeking help after tornado destroys home

BROOKLET, Ga. – After an EF-2 tornado ravaged parts of Effingham and Bulloch counties on Thursday, families are still feeling, mentally and physically, the pain of the natural disaster. Six homes were destroyed or damaged. The Hagans family of Brooklet found themselves among those six. They shared their story exclusively to WSAV. “It was a nightmare,” Shane Hagans said. Hagans, ...

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GA Prosecutors, Victims want a say in Parole Process

Rapists, Child molestors, murderers. Some of the most violent offenders in chatham county and around georgia are getting out of prison early, and only five people know why. Now prosecutors, and a local lawmaker are fighting back, wanting answers. “Its been a horror story, its been an ongoing nightmare, just think about it every day,”  said Barry Brown, Lauren Smart’s ...

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GA toddler shoots sister at restaurant

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) – Police say a toddler shot and injured his older sister at a restaurant in Newnan. Authorities say that a two-year-old boy found his mother’s handgun in her purse around 2:15 p.m. Sunday while they were at a restaurant. The toddler then fired the gun, hitting his 11-year-old sister in both legs. The 11-year-old was taken to ...

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Lane Closures scheduled all week in Port Wentworth

Port Wentworth (GDOT) – Heads up Port Wentworth drivers! Contractors for Georgia Department of Transportation will use lane closures on SR 21 Monday through Friday to complete grading on the outside shoulders and median within these areas and to place concrete for the concrete islands located at the intersections of SR 21 and the I-95 entrance and exit ramps. The ...

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Deadly Diamond Causeway collision under investigation

SAVANNAH, GA (WSAV) – A little past 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12 Metro police found a two-vehicle collision on Diamond Causeway, west of the Moon River Bridge, that left Richard Hample dead. Kasey White was also found injured in her car and was taken to Memorial in serious condition. Kasey White was also found injured in her car and ...

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Former GA Bulldog, two others die in house fire

MONROE, Ga. (AP) – Fire officials say former NFL linebacker end Quentin Moses and two other people have died in a house fire in Georgia. Monroe Fire Department Chief Keith Glass tells local news media that the 33-year-old Moses, 31-year-old Andria Godard and her 10-year-old daughter Jasmine Godard died after the fire started around 6 a.m. Sunday. Moses was found ...

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Thousands march through Downtown Savannah for Georgia Day Parade

SAVANNAH, Ga. Thousands of people of all ages marched through the streets of Downtown Savannah Friday morning for the annual Georgia Day Parade! The Fort Stewart 3rd Infantry Division Band came marching in from Forsyth Park to get the celebration started. Students and teachers from all over our area dressed up in historical costumes in honor of the founding of ...

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Clean up continues after EF-2 tornado rips through S.E. Georgia

BROOKLET, Ga. – On Friday families in parts of Bulloch and Effingham counties continued to dig out and reckon with the fact that a confirmed EF-2 tornado destroyed parts or the entirety of their home. “By the time we realized and hear the loud locomotive sound train sounding wind right behind us and I guess that’s stupid and I saw ...

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Ruth’s pimento and cream cheese spreads recalled

Chester (AP) – Authorities have announced a wider recall of Ruth’s Salads products after listeria was found in a batch of the spread maker’s products at a South Carolina plant. The South Carolina Agriculture Department said in a news release it has revoked the company’s license to make food at the Chester plant until workers can clean and disinfect the ...

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EF-2 Tornado Confirmed Thursday Morning in Bulloch and Effingham Counties

Savannah, GA (WSAV)- The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-2 tornado touched down Thursday morning… crossing the southeast Bulloch and southwest Effingham county line in Georgia. The tornado which developed around 3:51 am Thursday tracked from 9 miles southeast of Brooklet and dissipated just east of Pineora. Maximum sustained estimated winds were around 130 mph… and its maximum path ...

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Savannah Summer 500 youth employment kicks off

SAVANNAH, GA (WSAV) – Looking for a summer employment for your teens? Mayor Eddie DeLoach, Mayor Pro Tem Carol Bell, City Manager Rob Hernandez and local business leaders will be officiating the announcement of this year’s Summer 500 on Monday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall. Teens 16 years and older are able to participate in ...

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Step Up Savannah host conversation about the City’s utility billing system

SAVANNAH, GA (WSAV) – If you’ve been frustrated or confused by the new billing system implemented by the City of Savannah for utilities, you may not be alone. Step Up Savannah’s Residents Team will be holding a conversation with the City of Savannah’s Revenue Director, Cindy Landholt on Feb. 15 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Montgomery Landings (714 W. 57th Street Savannah, GA). The ...

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