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Savannah postpones its MLK Day parade, citing omicron threat

Jan. 16, 2022 11:33 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia’s oldest city is postponing its Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade, with organizers citing a spike in coronavirus cases and the threat of the highly infectious omicron variant. It’s the second straight year the pandemic has caused Savannah to mark...

Bank employee sentenced for $750,000 in fraudulent loans

Jan. 15, 2022 10:25 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia bank worker has been sentenced to federal prison for using a stolen identity to take out more than $750,000 in fraudulent loans. A U.S. District Court judge ordered a 10-month prison sentence for Jason McMillan of Savannah after he pleaded...

Virus, supply issues delay opening of new Savannah arena

Jan. 15, 2022 10:18 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The planned mid-January opening of Savannah's new 9,500-seat sports and concert arena has been pushed back, with city officials blaming the coronavirus and supply chain problems. The $140 million Enmarket Arena had been scheduled to open in the past week with...

Afghan refugee family tries to find a home in Savannah

Jan. 15, 2022 00:08 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Please note that the names of the refugees have been changed to protect their identities as well as their families who remain in Afghanistan. The article has been updated to reflect updated numbers from Inspiritus. It was around 2 a.m. on Aug. 15 when Mahdi...

Sisters, ages 12 and 7, die in South Carolina house fire

Jan. 09, 2022 15:40 PM EST

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — Two young sisters died early Sunday morning in a house fire in South Carolina's Aiken County. Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables said Annabella Buress, 12, and Azriel Burress, 7, were found dead after the fire in the home was put out, The State reported. ...

Savannah high school student creates mentorship program

Jan. 09, 2022 00:10 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, Savannah Arts Academy student Ava Dorminey decided she wanted to help students who might be struggling from the pandemic. She thought about a school supply drive or a mentorship program. “I wanted to create an...

Savannah officers shoot, kill man suspected of armed robbery

Dec. 28, 2021 16:35 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after police officers shot a suspect during a chase in Savannah. The Georgia Department of Investigation said the Savannah Police Department asked the agency to investigate the Monday shooting. Savannah police...

Texas A&M scores 100-plus for 1st time since 2017

Dec. 27, 2021 22:07 PM EST

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Hassan Diarra scored 16 points, Quenton Jackson added 13 and Texas A&M beat Dallas Christian 102-52 on Monday night. It was the first time Texas A&M (10-2) has scored 100-plus since topping Savannah State 113-66 on Dec. 13, 2017. The margin of...

Savannah reimposes mask requirement amid COVID rise

Dec. 22, 2021 12:47 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah Mayor Van Johnson announced Wednesday that the city is reinstituting a mask requirement inside city-owned buildings amid a rise in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of the contagious omicron variant. The announcement came a day after Atlanta's mayor...

Ga Southern women beat Carver by 118, 2nd-largest DI margin

Dec. 13, 2021 19:21 PM EST

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Southern beat Carver College 133-15 on Monday, the second-largest margin of victory in women's Division I history. The margin of 118 points trails the record of 129 set by Savannah State when it beat Wesleyan (Georgia) 155-26 on Nov. 6, 2018. The...