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Savannah police chief to resign amid uproar over shooting

Jul. 01, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah's police chief says he soon will step down to focus on his nomination to serve as a U.S. Marshal, an announcement that comes amid scrutiny over recent local police shootings, including the death of a Black man at the hands of a white officer. Police...

Police: Georgia man stabbed 4 family members at his home

Jul. 01, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man stabbed four family members and himself during a domestic-related incident at his home in Savannah, police said Friday. Roger Hendrix, 31, was taken into custody and faces numerous charges, including four counts of aggravated assault, authorities...

Calls for Georgia chief to resign after Black man's shooting

Jun. 29, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Religious leaders and others in Savannah, Georgia's oldest city, called Wednesday for the police chief's resignation and a federal investigation into local officer-involved shootings, including one last week that left a Black man dead. The Georgia Bureau of...

Panel rejects plan to close Georgia pilot training center

Jun. 20, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A congressional subcommittee has rejected the Biden administration’s proposal to close a training center for military pilots in Georgia. U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Monday the decision by the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee is a big step toward...

New $16M plan proposes more modest changes for Savannah park

Jun. 19, 2022 10:27 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga (AP) — One of Georgia's signature urban parks could see gradual changes under a new plan. A privately-financed plan for Savannah's Forsyth Park calls for many fewer changes than early versions, the Savannah Morning News reports, after residents opposed an aggressive...

Georgia earthquake on Saturday felt across broad region

Jun. 18, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

STILLMORE, Ga. (AP) — The most powerful earthquake to hit Georgia in years was felt across a broad region when it struck just after 4 a.m. Saturday. The 3.9 magnitude tremor was centered east of Stillmore, a town between Macon and Savannah, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. But...

Georgia spends $18.6M on new plant site after 2 big scores

Jun. 18, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) — The state of Georgia and the Peach County Development Authority have bought 1,100 acres (450 hectares) in the middle Georgia county for $18.6 million, hoping to attract a large industry like the Rivian Automotive and Hyundai Motor Group plants that have recently been...

Column: Are Savannah Bananas the cure for baseball's ills?

Jun. 17, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — More than 90 minutes before the first pitch, it's already clear this isn't just any ol' baseball game. The crowd queued up outside the main gate slowly begins to part, clearing the way for a pep band to guide the home team — adorned in bright yellow uniforms...

1,000-foot ship freed after grounding near Georgia port

Jun. 15, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are investigating what caused a cargo ship to become grounded along the shipping channel to Georgia’s busiest seaport. The Danish-flagged container ship Maersk Surabaya ran aground Tuesday evening while navigating the Savannah River on its way to...

Retired Savannah teacher helps Afghan refugees

Jun. 11, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — On a warm May day, Sissy Hoffman steps out of the car with a bag of goodies. In one hand, she holds a basket with peanuts, and in the other, she has mulberries. But before she can gain her composure, a toddler runs out of home yelling Bibi, or grandma. ...