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Savannah program celebrates its positive impact on youth

Nov. 14, 2021 00:08 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Between 2014 through 2017, Chatham County detained 1,881 youth. That’s when Chatham County incarcerated the second-highest number of youth in the entire state, second only to Fulton County, which has four times the population. Since 2018, however,...

Savannah State welcomes 14th president during ceremony

Nov. 12, 2021 19:04 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah State University on Friday officially swore in its 14th president, Kimberly Ballard-Washington. Ballard-Washington became the second female to hold the role permanently. Gov. Brian Kemp, Savannah Mayor Van Johnson,...

Two historical markers dedicated in Bristol

Nov. 07, 2021 09:03 AM EST

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Two state historical markers recalling a Bristol civil rights leader and the Lee Street Baptist Church were dedicated last week. One of the markers, installed at Cumberland Square Park facing Lee Street, recalls the life of Charles Spurgeon Johnson....

Savannah OKs marathon for runners with vaccine or virus test

Oct. 17, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Officials in Georgia have decided the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon can proceed as planned next month as long as runners show they’re vaccinated against the coronavirus or recently tested negative. Savannah Mayor Van Johnson announced that health...

Savannah may cancel Rock 'n' Roll marathon over virus risk

Oct. 10, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The mayor of Savannah says city officials are weighing whether to pull the plug on next month’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon because of concerns that the event could cause a spike in coronavirus infections. More than 15,000 runners, most of them...