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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Free COVID vaccine clinic on Thursday, Sept. 23

Join Alderwoman Linda Wilder-Bryan for a free COVID vaccine clinic on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 5-8 p.m. at Family Nation Community Church, 802 Pennsylvania Ave. 

Vaccines are available without an appointment to anyone 12 and older. A parent or gua...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: September 15, 2021

City to kick off United Way campaign

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City to kick off United Way campaign 

SAVANNAH (Sept. 15) – The City of Savannah will kick off its participation in the United Way of the Coastal Empire's annual ...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Community cleanup scheduled for Sept. 17

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Community cleanup scheduled for Sept. 17

SAVANNAH (Sept. 15) – Alderwoman Kesha Gibson-Carter will host a community cleanup as part of her “2 Legit 2 Lit&rd...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: September 11, 2021

Celebrate Savannah this Sunday, 9/12!

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Celebrate Savannah this Sunday, 9/12!

SAVANNAH (Sept. 11) – Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, has declared Sunday, Sept. 12, as Savannah Day. This ceremonial, local holi...Read on...

City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: September 10, 2021

City and partners to announce joint effort to incentivize COVID-19 vaccinations

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City and partners to announce joint effort to incentivize COVID-19 vaccinations

 

SAVANNAH (Sept. 10) – The City of Savannah, Savannah-Chatham County Pub...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: September 10, 2021

City of Savannah recycling collection delayed

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City of Savannah recycling collection delayed 

SAVANNAH (Sept. 10) – City of Savannah recycling collection is delayed, and pickup is scheduled to be com...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Draft Forsyth Park Master Plan available for feedback starting Sept. 14

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Draft Forsyth Park Master Plan available for feedback starting Sept. 14

 

SAVANNAH (Sept. 7) – Friends of Forsyth, in partnership...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: August 31, 2021

City departments moving to new facility on Interchange Drive

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City departments moving to new facility on Interchange Drive

SAVANNAH (Aug. 31) – The City of Savannah is opening a new state-of-the-art facility next month on ...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: August 30, 2021

Utility Services payment assistance and billing updates

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Utility Services payment assistance and billing updates

SAVANNAH (Aug. 30) – Utility payment assistance is available for City of Savannah utility customers with...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Interim city manager receives prestigious credential from ICMA

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Interim city manager receives prestigious credential from ICMA

SAVANNAH (Aug. 27) – Heath Lloyd, Interim City Manager for the City of Savannah, recently...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: August 19, 2021

Community cleanup scheduled for Aug. 20

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Community cleanup scheduled for Aug. 20

SAVANNAH (Aug. 19) – Alderwoman Kesha Gibson-Carter will host a community cleanup as part of her “2 Legit 2 Lit&rdq...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: August 19, 2021

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center closed for remodeling

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Savannah Entrepreneurial Center closed for remodeling

SAVANNAH (Aug. 19) – The Savannah Entrepreneurial Center lobby and computer lab will be closed to public a...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Employment office at EnMarket Arena site reopens

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Employment office at EnMarket Arena site reopens

SAVANNAH (Aug. 6) – The City of Savannah continues its commitment to hiring local residents to help build the EnMarket Ar...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Savannah welcomes Georgia Municipal Association for annual convention

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Savannah welcomes Georgia Municipal Association for annual convention

SAVANNAH (Aug. 6) – The City of Savannah is excited to welcome the Georgia Municipal Association, representing...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Holly Heights Park ribbon cutting

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Holly Heights Park ribbon cutting

SAVANNAH (Aug. 6) – The City of Savannah will hold a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Aug. 11, at 9:30 a.m. to celebrate the compl...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: August 5, 2021

City accepting proposals for Water Works Walkway Mural project

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City accepting proposals for Water Works Walkway Mural project

SAVANNAH (Aug. 5) – The City of Savannah has launched the request for proposals process for the Water Works...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: August 3, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination site relocating from Savannah Civic Center to Savannah Fire Headquarters

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COVID-19 vaccination site relocating from Savannah Civic Center to Savannah Fire Headquarters

Starting on Thursday, Aug. 5, COVID vaccines will be available on Th...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: August 3, 2021

At-Large Town Hall & Listening Session

 

Desk of Alderwoman Kesha Gibson-Carter 

PRESS RELEASE 

At-Large Town Hall & Listening Session 

 

SAVANNAH (July 30, 2021) – Alderwoman Kesha Gibson-Carter of Post 1, and Alderwoman Alicia Miller-Blak...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: July 30, 2021

City to kick off aluminum to-go cup pilot program

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City to kick off aluminum to-go cup pilot program

SAVANNAH (July 30) – The City of Savannah will celebrate the start of the aluminum to-go cup pilot program on Monday, Au...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Mayor Johnson signs emergency order requiring face coverings in the City of Savannah

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Mayor Johnson signs emergency order requiring face coverings in the City of Savannah

SAVANNAH (July 26) – Today, Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, signed an emergency order requi...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Public invited to millage rate hearings

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Public invited to millage rate hearings

SAVANNAH (July 13) - ...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Savannah City Council selects new City Manager

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Savannah City Council selects new City Manager

SAVANNAH (July 22) – On Thursday, Savannah City Council voted unanimously to name Joseph “Jay” Melder a...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Mayor Johnson to hold news conference

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Mayor Johnson to hold news conference

SAVANNAH (July 23) – Mayor Van Johnson will hold a news conference on Monday, July 26, at 10 a.m. at city hall to provide ...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Community cleanup scheduled for July 23

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Community cleanup scheduled for July 23

SAVANNAH (July 22) – Alderwoman Kesha Gibson-Carter will host a community cleanup as part of her “2 Legit 2 Lit&rdqu...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Mohawk Lake Park ribbon cutting

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Mohawk Lake Park ribbon cutting

SAVANNAH (July 13) – Sixth District Alderman Kurtis Purtee and Mayor Van Johnson will hold a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion a...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Recycling collection to be back on schedule tomorrow

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Recycling collection to be back on schedule tomorrow

SAVANNAH (July 13) – City of Savannah residential recycling collections are scheduled to be back on time by Wednesday, July 14....

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: July 7, 2021

City offices to close early due to Tropical Storm Elsa

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City offices to close early due to Tropical Storm Elsa

SAVANNAH (July 7) – The City of Savannah will suspend operations as follows in response to expected impacts from Tropical Sto...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Open houses scheduled about the future of the Fairgrounds property

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Open houses scheduled about the future of the Fairgrounds property

SAVANNAH (July 2) – Fifth District Alderwoman and Mayor Pro Tem Dr. Estella E. Shab...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Community cleanup scheduled for July 2

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Community cleanup scheduled for July 2 

SAVANNAH (June 30) – Alderwoman Kesha Gibson-Carter will host a community cleanup in Frazier Homes as part of her &ld...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Community cleanup scheduled for June 25

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Community cleanup scheduled for June 25

SAVANNAH (June 23) – Alderwoman Kesha Gibson-Carter will host a community cleanup at Abercorn Street and DeRenne Avenue as part of...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Detour on northbound Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard

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Detour on northbound Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard 

SAVANNAH (June 22) – Northbound Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard between Oglethorpe Avenue and Broughton Street is being det...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: June 22, 2021

City of Savannah announces 2022 funding opportunities

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City of Savannah announces 2022 funding opportunities: Arts and Culture Enrichment and Community Partnership Program

SAVANNAH (June 22) – The City of S...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: June 22, 2021

First Tuesday Tours of City Hall resume July 6

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First Tuesday Tours of City Hall resume July 6

SAVANNAH (June 22) – Did you know the dome to Savannah’s City Hall was not always gold? Did you know th...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: June 21, 2021

Applications now open for Savannah Youth Council

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Applications now open for Savannah Youth Council 

SAVANNAH (June 21) – Applications are now open for rising eighth graders to apply for the Savannah Youth Counci...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Mayor Johnson to hold news conference on Friday

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Mayor Johnson to hold news conference on Friday

SAVANNAH (June 16) – Mayor Van Johnson will hold a news conference on Friday, June 18, at 3 p.m. to announce the next elem...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Community cleanup scheduled for June 18

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Community cleanup scheduled for June 18

SAVANNAH (June 16) – Alderwoman Kesha Gibson-Carter will host a community cleanup in Yamacraw Village as part of her “2 ...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: June 15, 2021

Savannah City Manager finalists announced

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Savannah City Manager finalists announced

SAVANNAH (June 15) – Today, Savannah Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, announced the Savannah City Council narrowed the pool o...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Community cleanup scheduled for June 11

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Community cleanup scheduled for June 11

SAVANNAH (June 10) – Alderwoman Kesha Gibson-Carter will host a community cleanup in the Cloverdale community as part of her &...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Mayor Johnson to recognize National Gun Violence Awareness Day

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Mayor Johnson to recognize National Gun Violence Awareness Day

SAVANNAH (June 3) – Mayor Van Johnson will honor victims of gun violence and recognize National G...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Grand opening of new Highlands Fire Station

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Grand opening of new Highlands Fire Station 

SAVANNAH (June 3) – The Savannah Fire Department and the City of Savannah will celebrate the grand opening...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Sanitation schedule adjusted for Memorial Day

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Sanitation schedule adjusted for Memorial Day

SAVANNAH (May 27) – The City of Savannah Sanitation Department will operate on an adjusted schedule next week due to the Mem...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Mayor Johnson to welcome Marco Polo ship to Savannah

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Mayor Johnson to welcome Marco Polo ship to Savannah

SAVANNAH (May 25) – Mayor Van Johnson will welcome the CMA CGM Marco Polo, the largest vessel to call the U.S. East C...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Community cleanup scheduled for May 21

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Community cleanup scheduled for May 21

SAVANNAH (May 20) – Alderwoman Kesha Gibson-Carter will host a community cleanup as part of her “2 Legit 2 Lit”...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Underground work temporarily closes job office at Savannah Arena site

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Underground work temporarily closes job office at Savannah Arena site

SAVANNAH (May 19) – The City of Savannah Economic Development Department and WorkSource Co...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: May 11, 2021

City aims to re-imagine recreation

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City aims to re-imagine recreation

SAVANNAH (May 11) – Beginning May 12, Team Savannah will be in neighborhood parks, at coffee shops, and community events across the City where re...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Amazon to open fulfillment center in Savannah

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Amazon to open fulfillment center in Savannah

SAVANNAH (May 7) – Today, Amazon announced it will expand its significant presence in Georgia with a new fulfillment center...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Mayor Johnson announces new campaign to curb gun violence over next 100 days

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Mayor Johnson announces new campaign to curb gun violence over next 100 days

SAVANNAH (May 7) – Today, Mayor Van Johnson announced a community initiative asking moms to t...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Mayor Johnson to hold news conference on Friday

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Mayor Johnson to hold news conference on Friday

SAVANNAH (May 4) – Mayor Van Johnson will hold a news conference on Friday, May 7, at 3 p.m. to announce a new initiative ...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: May 4, 2021

City of Savannah 2021 summer camp registration begins

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 City of Savannah 2021 summer camp registration begins

SAVANNAH (May 4) – The City of Savannah will offer weekly youth summer camps from June 7 through...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Community cleanup scheduled for April 30

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Community cleanup scheduled for April 30

SAVANNAH (April 29) – Alderwoman Kesha Gibson-Carter will host a community cleanup as part of her “2 Legit 2 Lit&rd...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Springfield Terrace School, Water Works Pump House nominated to National Register of Historic Places

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Springfield Terrace School, Savannah Water Works Pump House nominated to the National Register of Historic Places

SAVANNAH (April 22) – The City of Savannah through the G...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Youth baseball and track seasons to open April 21

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Youth baseball and track seasons to open April 21

SAVANNAH (April 20) – The Savannah Recreation and Leisure Services Department will open youth baseball and youth track s...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Service line protection available for City of Savannah homeowners

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Service line protection available for City of Savannah homeowners

SAVANNAH (April 13) – The City of Savannah has partnered with Service Line Warranties of Ameri...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Mayor Johnson to host topping out ceremony at arena site

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Mayor Johnson to host topping out ceremony at arena site

SAVANNAH (April 13) – Mayor Van Johnson will hold a news conference at the Savannah Arena site on Wedne...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: April 2, 2021

New information kiosks installed at two City-run cemeteries

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New information kiosks installed at two City-run cemeteries

SAVANNAH (April 2) – The City of Savannah’s Cemetery Division recently installed new gravesite locat...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Community feedback needed on Forsyth Park Master Plan designs

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Community feedback needed on Forsyth Park Master Plan designs

SAVANNAH (April 2) – Friends of Forsyth needs community feedback on two design options for the For...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: April 1, 2021

City to recognize Fair Housing Month with workshops, events

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City to recognize Fair Housing Month with workshops, events

SAVANNAH (April 1) – The City of Savannah Human Services Department is hosting a series of outdoor e...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Outdoor recreation facilities closed due to pandemic will reopen April 1

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Outdoor recreation facilities closed due to pandemic will reopen April 1

SAVANNAH (March 30) – City of Savannah outdoor recreation facilities, including playgrounds, base...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Savannah to celebrate Earth Day throughout April

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Savannah to celebrate Earth Day throughout April 

SAVANNAH (March 29) – This year, Savannah-Chatham Sustainability Coalition (SCSC) will establish a new traditio...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: March 19, 2021

City Manager to hold media availability on Monday, March 22

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City Manager to hold media availability on Monday, March 22

SAVANNAH (March 19) – City Manager Michael Brown will be available to the media on Monday, March 22 at 3 p.m. ...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: March 18, 2021

City offices to close at 1 p.m. today due to anticipated severe weather

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City offices to close at 1 p.m. today due to anticipated severe weather

SAVANNAH (March 18) – Chatham County has decided to suspend their services due to the weather fore...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Recorder's Court schedule adjusted on March 18 due to inclement weather

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 Recorder's Court schedule adjusted on March 18 due to inclement weather 

SAVANNAH (March 17) – Recorder’s Court will only hear tr...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: March 13, 2021

Construction Ready Training Program Expands into Savannah in March

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 Construction Ready Training Program Expands into Savannah in March

SAVANNAH (March 13) – The Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CE...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Mayor Johnson to announce new construction training program

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Mayor Johnson to announce new construction training program

SAVANNAH (March 11) – Mayor Van Johnson and the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia will ho...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Community cleanup scheduled in Tremont Park on March 6

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Community cleanup scheduled in Tremont Park on March 6

SAVANNAH (March 4) – Alderwoman Kesha Gibson-Carter will launch the “2 Legit 2 Lit” community c...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Mayor Johnson to hold news conference at arena site

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Mayor Johnson to hold news conference at arena site

SAVANNAH (Feb. 19) – Mayor Van Johnson will hold his weekly news conference on Monday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Savannah Arena ...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Mayor Johnson introduces Savannability task force

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Mayor Johnson introduces Savannability task force

SAVANNAH (Feb. 3) – Today, Mayor Van Johnson introduced the Savannability task force, dedicated to making the City of Sa...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: January 28, 2021

City of Savannah debuts new virtual art classes

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City of Savannah debuts new virtual art classes

SAVANNAH (Jan. 28) – Registration is now open for new virtual classes from the Savannah Cultural Arts Center. Visual and performing ...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Alderwoman Lanier to hold news conference

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Alderwoman Lanier to hold news conference

SAVANNAH (Jan. 25) – First District Alderwoman Bernetta Lanier will hold a news conference on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 1:30 p.m. to discuss We...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Virtual feedback meeting scheduled about proposed animal ordinance

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Virtual feedback meeting scheduled about proposed animal ordinance

SAVANNAH (Jan. 15) – Join Alderwoman Kesha Gibson-Carter on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. for...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Mayor Johnson named one of Georgia Trend’s 100 most influential Georgians

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Mayor Johnson named one of Georgia Trend’s 100 most influential Georgians

SAVANNAH (Jan. 13) – Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, has been named among Georgia ...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Weave-A-Dream Program opens 2021 application period for creative and cultural programming

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Weave-A-Dream Program opens 2021 application period for creative and cultural programming

SAVANNAH (Jan. 12) – The City of Savannah Cultural Resources Department will ope...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: January 12, 2021

City of Savannah to participate in national memorial for COVID-19 victims

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City of Savannah to participate in national memorial for COVID-19 victims

SAVANNAH (Jan. 12) – The City of Savannah is inviting houses of worship, businesses and individu...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Savannah CARES task force to host resident outreach interviews

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Savannah CARES task force to host resident outreach interviews

SAVANNAH (Jan.5) – The Savannah Citizens Accountability and Review of Emergency Services (CARES) task force will host...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Alderwoman Bernetta Lanier to host creative placemaking panel discussion

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Alderwoman Bernetta Lanier to host creative placemaking panel discussion 

SAVANNAH (Dec. 28) – District 1 Alderwoman Bernetta Lanier will host a virtual panel discussion f...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Mayor Johnson named Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Citizen of the Year

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Mayor Johnson named Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Citizen of the Year

SAVANNAH (Dec. 23) – Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, received the 2020 Citizen of the Year award from the...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: December 18, 2020

City of Savannah to donate canned food to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia

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City of Savannah to donate canned food to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia

SAVANNAH (Dec. 18) – The City of Savannah will donate canned food collecte...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Virtual community forum scheduled for District 5

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Virtual community forum scheduled for District 5

SAVANNAH (Dec. 17) – District 5 Alderwoman and Mayor Pro Tem Dr. Estella Shabazz will host a virtual ...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: December 9, 2020

Savannah nearly doubles Municipal Equality Index

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Savannah nearly doubles Municipal Equality Index

SAVANNAH (Dec. 9) – The City of Savannah has nearly doubled its Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index or MEI in...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Sanitation 2021 schedule distribution

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Sanitation 2021 schedule distribution

SAVANNAH (Dec. 8) – The City of Savannah Sanitation Department began distributing 2021 calendar packets today and will continue dist...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Virtual community forum scheduled for Districts 2, 3, 4 and 6

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Virtual community forum scheduled for Districts 2, 3, 4 and 6

SAVANNAH (Dec. 8) – District 2 Alderman Detric Leggett, District 3 Alderwoman Linda Wilder-Bryan, District 4...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Second virtual meeting scheduled about community benefits agreement

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Second virtual meeting scheduled about community benefits agreement

SAVANNAH (Nov. 25) – The City of Savannah will host a second virtual meeting about creating ...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: November 23, 2020

2021 budget public hearings rescheduled

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2021 budget public hearings rescheduled 

SAVANNAH (Nov. 23) – The Savannah City Council has delayed public hearings for the proposed 2021 budget from Tuesday, No...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

2021 budget retreat scheduled

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2021 budget retreat scheduled

SAVANNAH (Nov. 18) – The Savannah City Council will hold the 2021 budget retreat on Thursday, Nov. 19, and Friday, Nov. 20, in the Johnny M...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

City of Savannah to recognize Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance

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City of Savannah to recognize Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance

SAVANNAH (Nov. 17) – The City of Savannah and PROUD Savannah will r...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

T-Mobile donates $5,000 to Savannah Youth Council

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T-Mobile donates $5,000 to Savannah Youth Council

SAVANNAH (Nov. 17) – Today, Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, announced and accepted a $5,000 donation from T-Mobile for the Sav...

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Additional virtual meetings scheduled about renewable energy resolution

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Additional virtual meetings scheduled about renewable energy resolution

SAVANNAH (Nov. 12) – The City of Savannah Office of Sustainability has scheduled the add...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

City of Savannah to honor veterans on Wednesday

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City of Savannah to honor veterans on Wednesday

SAVANNAH (Nov. 10) – The City of Savannah will recognize Veterans Day with small, silent and socially distant ceremonies t...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Sanitation schedule adjusted for Veterans Day

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Sanitation schedule adjusted for Veterans Day

SAVANNAH (Nov. 9) – City of Savannah Sanitation Department will operate on an adjusted schedule this week due to the Veteran...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Public meeting scheduled for Project DeRenne

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Public meeting scheduled for Project DeRenne 

SAVANNAH (Nov. 4) - The public engagement process for the long-awaited Project DeRenne will start with a meeting on Tuesday,...

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

First virtual meetings scheduled about renewable energy resolution

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First virtual meetings scheduled about renewable energy resolution

SAVANNAH (Nov. 3) - The City of Savannah Office of Sustainability has scheduled the first set of virtual meetings...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Community benefits agreement informational meeting scheduled

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Community benefits agreement informational meeting scheduled 

SAVANNAH (Oct. 23) - The City of Savannah will host a virtual meeting on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. to begin...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

City launches new, multi-platform 311 system

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City launches new, multi-platform 311 system

SAVANNAH (Oct. 22) - Today, the City of Savannah launched a new 311 system, including an app and website, to improve customer service. ...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Community input needed for first-ever Forsyth Park Master Plan

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Community input needed for first-ever Forsyth Park Master Plan

SAVANNAH (Oct. 21) - For the first time in its 179-year history, Forsyth Park will have a master plan. Trustees' Gar...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

City’s CARES Act distribution reduced by State of Georgia

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City’s CARES Act distribution reduced by State of Georgia

SAVANNAH (Oct. 15) – The City of Savannah was extremely disappointed to learn of the change of plans b...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Savannah selected to participate in new program with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies

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Savannah selected to participate in new program to tackle budget crises and advance equity with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies

SAVANNAH (Oct. 14) - Bloomberg Philanthropies ...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Mayor Johnson to deliver State of the City address

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Mayor Johnson to deliver State of the City address

SAVANNAH (Oct. 14) - Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, will deliver a virtual State of the City address via Zoom on Wednesday, Oct. 21, ...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

City Council selects interim City Manager

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City Council selects interim City Manager

SAVANNAH (Oct. 8) - Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, and the Savannah City Council announced the selection of Michael Brown a...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Alderman Nick Palumbo invited to Active People, Healthy Nation Champions Institute

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Alderman Nick Palumbo invited to Active People, Healthy NationSM Champions Institute  

SAVANNAH (Oct. 7) - Alderman Nick Palumbo will be part of the inaugural cl...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Mayor Johnson introduces Hispanic taskforce

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, introduced HOLA Savannah on Oct. 1, a new taskforce focusing on Hispanic Outreach, Leadership and Advocacy. 

"Roughly 7,000 City of Savannah residents identify as Hispanic o...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Mayor to announce HOLA Savannah taskforce

Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, will hold a press conference on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m. at City Hall to announce the formation of a Hispanic taskforce named Hispanic Outreach, Leadership and Advocacy (HOLA) Savannah. 

HOLA Savannah will educate Sav...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Meet the Savannah City Manager finalists

The three finalists for Savannah City Manager share their leadership qualities, vision for Savannah and reasons they want to work, live in and lead the City of Savannah.

The finalists are Caluha Barnes, Deputy City Manager of Modesto, Calif., Odie Donald, ...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccinations at Savannah Fire HQ

The Department of Public Health operates a COVID-19 vaccination clinic 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., every Thursday, at the Savannah Fire Department Headquarters Building for Georgia residents age 12 and up. Savannah Fire Headquarters is located at 121 E. Oglethor...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Take the Savannah Fire Department Community Survey

Please take a minute to tell us how we are doing. Your thoughts and observations help us improve our service. Share your opinion by taking an anonymous survey. You can access our brief survey two easy ways: 

1. Scan this QR code with your cell pho...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Eastern Wharf Fire: Heroism Remembered

One year ago, Capt. Scott Boyd volunteered to lead T5 into a burning construction site to make a rooftop trench cut that diverted the flames and saved the northern end of the structure

Fire broke out at the massive Eastern Wharf construction site just afte...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 22, 2021

March 2021 Responses

March 2021 Responses

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, April 8, 2021) – During the Month of March, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 953 incidents including 73 fires, 487 emergency medical service and rescue calls, 41 hazardous c...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Habersham Street Fire Investigation

Investigators Working to Determine Cause of Habersham Street Construction Site Fire

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, April 15, 2021) – The Savannah Fire Department is working to determine the cause of the Thursday morning fire at a cons...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Habersham Street Fire

Fire Destroys Habersham Street Apartment Building Under Construction 

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, April 15, 2021) – The Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to the report of a fire in the 4600 Block of Habersham Street ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

East 64th Street Fire

Savannah Fire Saves Home from Damage by Backyard Shed Fire

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Tuesday, April 20, 2021) – The Savannah Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire in the 100 Block of East 64th Street at 9:52 p.m., Tue...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Savannah Fire Preserves Westside History

Savannah Fire Preserves Westside History: Forgotten Family Treasures Returned

SAVANNAH, GA (Monday, March 29, 2021) – While conducting training exercises at a blighted Cumming Street property slated for renovation or demolition last year, Savannah...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Smoke Alarm Partnership

Savannah Fire Partners with the Red Cross to Promote Fire Safety

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Friday, March 19, 2021) – The Savannah Fire Department has partnered with the Red Cross to help prevent fires in Savannah’s high fire risk...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Carver Street Fire

Carver Street Fire Displaces One

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Friday, March 5, 2021) – The Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire in the 1000 Block of Carver Street at 9:08 p.m., Friday, March 5. Engine 4 was first on scene. ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Southside Fires

Savannah Fire Responds to Southside Fires; Five Displaced

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, March 4, 2021) – The Savannah Fire Department responded to two fires on Savannah’s south side Thursday night. No one was physically inj...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

West 42st Street Car Fire Damages Home

Car Fire Damages Home, Displaces Three

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Wednesday, March 3, 2021) – At 2:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, the Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire in the 900 Block of West 41st Street. Engine 6 was f...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Drayton Lane Arson Suspect Sought

Savannah Fire Searches for Arson Suspect 

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Monday, March 1, 2021) – Savannah Fire Department Arson Investigators are searching for an individual suspected of lighting a trash fire that caused damage to the...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Key Street Fire

Key Street Fire Displaces Family of Five

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Saturday, February 27, 2021) – At 6:11 p.m., Saturday, February 27, the Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to fire in the 6900 Block of Key Street on Savannah&rsqu...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

West Henry Street Fire

West Henry Street Fire Displaces Four

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Friday, February 26, 2021) – An electrical fire at a home in the 200 Block of West Henry Street displaced four people. At 5:53 a.m., Friday, February 26, the Savannah Fire Dep...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Goebel Avenue Fire

Goebel Avenue Fire Displaces Two

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Friday, February 12, 2021) – At 2:47 p.m., Friday, February 12, the Savannah Fire Department responded to a fire in the 400 Block of Goebel Avenue. Firefighters forced entry to the...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

MLK Boulevard Arson Suspect Sought

Savannah Fire Searches for Arson Suspect

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Friday, February 12, 2021) – Savannah Fire Department Arson Investigators are searching for an individual suspected of lighting fires in and around a downtown hotel Friday ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Firefighters Assist with COVID-19 Vaccinations

Savannah Firefighters Assist with DPH COVID-19 Vaccinations

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, February 11, 2021) – Savannah Fire Department Firefighters began assisting Department of Public Health (DPH) personnel with the administration ...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Margery Street Fire

Savannah Fire Extinguishes Margery Street Kitchen Fire

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Tuesday, April 20, 2021) – The Savannah Fire Department extinguished an early morning kitchen fire on Savannah’s west side. At 3:50 am., Tuesday, Fe...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

West 73rd Street Fire

Two Displaced by West 73rd Street Fire 

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Wednesday, February 3, 2021) – The Savannah Fire Department responded to a fire in the 200 Block of West 73rd Street at 5:42 a.m., Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Engi...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Savannah Fire Participates in NFPA Risk Reduction Pilot Program

Savannah Fire Among 250 U.S. Fire Departments Participating in National Fire Protection Association Community Risk Reduction Pilot Program

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Tuesday, April 20, 2021) –  The Savannah Fire Department has been selected...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

West 38th Street Fire

West 38th Street Fire Injures One, Displaces Three

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Tuesday, January 19, 2021) – The Savannah Fire Department extinguished a fire in the 900 Block of West 38th Street that displaced three people and left one with s...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

East Duffy Street Fire

East Duffy Street Carriage House Fire Displaces One

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Monday, January 18, 2021) – The Savannah Fire Department responded to the report of a fire in the 1100 Block of East Duffy Street at 4:31 a.m., Monday, January 1...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Fire Deaths Drop to Zero in 2020

Fire Deaths Drop to Zero in the City of Savannah

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Tuesday, April 20, 2021) – For the first time in a decade there were zero fire fatalities in the City of Savannah. In 2020 the Savannah Fire Department responded to...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

2020 Firefighter Awards

Savannah Fire Honors Top Firefighters

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Tuesday, April 20, 2021) – The Savannah Fire Department is proud to honor its best and brightest for outstanding service and heroism in 2020. Capt. Gregory Jacobs, Engineer Be...

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Fire News
Posted on: February 8, 2021

January 2020 Responses

January 2021 Responses

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Friday, February 8, 2021) – During the Month of January, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 763 incidents including 65 fires, 342 emergency medical service and rescue calls,...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

December 2020 Responses

December 2020 Responses

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Monday, January 4, 2021) – During the Month of December, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 871 incidents including 65 fires, 377 emergency medical service and rescue calls...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

November 2020 Responses

November 2020 Responses

 

During the Month of November, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 667 incidents including 71 fires, 241 emergency medical service and rescue calls, 65 hazardous condition & excessive heat calls, 37 publ...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

October 2020 Responses

October 2020 Responses

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Friday, November 23, 2020) – During the Month of October, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 642 incidents including 71 fires, 226 emergency medical service and rescue calls...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

September 2020 Responses

September 2020 Responses

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Monday, October 19, 2020) – During the Month of September the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 630 incidents including 58 fires, 2 excessive heat incidents, 226 emergency me...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

August 2020 Fires

August 2020 Responses

SAVANNAH, GA (Friday, September 18, 2020) – During the Month of August the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 624 incidents including 66 fires, 224 emergency medical service and rescue calls, 54 hazardous condit...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Wilemere Place Cooking Fire

Wilemere Place Cooking Fire Displaces Three

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, September 3, 2020) – The Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to a cooking fire in the 2300 Block of Wilemere Place at 2:56 p.m., Thursday, September 3. Battalion Chief Jack M...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Kitchen Named Assistant Chief Logistics

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Elzie Kitchen named Savannah Fire Department Assistant Chief, Logistics

SAVANNAH, GA (Friday, June 12, 2020) – After a nationwide search and thorough interview process with more than 60 applicants, the Savannah Fire Department’...

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Fire News
Posted on: June 13, 2020

West 39th Street Attic Fire

Six Displaced by W. 39th Street Attic Fire

SAVANNAH, GA (Saturday, June 13, 2020) – The Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in the 600 Block of W. 39th Street just after midnight on Saturday, June 13. Engine 5 was first on ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Oak Pointe Trail Fire

Lighting Strike Causes Oak Pointe Trail House Fire

SAVANNAH, GA (Monday, June 22, 2020) – At 5:24 p.m., Sunday,  June 21, the Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in the 100 Block of Oak Pointe Trail. Lightning stru...

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Fire News
Posted on: June 25, 2020

West 39th Street Fire

West 39th Street Fire

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, June 25, 2020) – At 10:40 a.m., Thursday, June 25, the Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in the 500 Block of W. 39th Street. Truck 5 was first on scene. Firefighters discovere...

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Fire News
Posted on: June 28, 2020

Suspicious Mobile Home Fire

Suspicious Mobile Home Fire Under Investigation

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Sunday, June 28, 2020) – The Savannah Fire Department has extinguished a suspicious fire at a mobile home park in 10000 Block of Middleground Road. The cause is unde...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

East 53rd Street Kitchen Fire

East 53rd Street Kitchen Fire

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Monday, June 29, 2020) – At 1:42 a.m., Monday, June 29, the Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to a kitchen fire in the 1100 Block of E. 53rd St. Engine 8 was first on scene. Fir...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

UPDATE: Mobile Home Fire

Mobile Home Fire Suspect Arrested

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Monday, June 29, 2020) – Joshua Leon Brown was arrested and charged with first degree arson for setting a mobile home on fire Sunday night. At 9:38 p.m., Sunday, June 28, Savannah...

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Fire News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks Safety Tips

 

Thousands of Americans are injured while using fireworks on the Fourth of July. The only safe way to view fireworks is to attend a professional show, according to the National Fire Protection Association. However, this year ...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Fireworks-related Responses

Fireworks-related Calls

 

SAVANNAH, Ga (Monday, July 6, 2020) - During the Fourth of July Weekend - from Friday, July 3, 2020 to Sunday July 5, 2020 - the Savannah Fire Department responded to 18 fires and seven smoke scare incidents where...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

South Street Fire

South Street Car Fire Damages Home, Displaces Two

SAVANNAH, GA (Tuesday, July 14, 2020) – The Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in the 600 Block of South Street at 4:24 p.m., Tuesday, July 14. Engine 1 was first on scene....

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Brentwood Drive Fire

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Resident Injured in Brentwood Drive Fire 

SAVANNAH, GA (Tuesday, July 28, 2020) – At 1:40 a.m., Tuesday, July 28, the Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in the 2100 Block of Brentwood Drive, near Skidaway and DeRe...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

UPDATE: Brentwood Drive Fire

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Electrical Issue Suspected Cause of Brentwood Drive Fire; Resident Transported to Augusta Burn Center

SAVANNAH, GA (Tuesday, July 28, 2020) – Savannah Fire Department Investigators suspect, but have not been able to definitively confirm,...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Juniper Circle Fire

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Family of Three Displaced by Juniper Circle Fire

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, July 30, 2020) – At 10:09 p.m., Wednesday, July 29, the Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in the 100 Block of Juniper Circle, located in t...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Assistant Chief Wallace Retires

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Savannah Fire Celebrates the Career of Assistant Chief Curtis Wallace 

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, August 13, 2020) – In appreciation of his 23 years of dedicated service, the Savannah Fire Department will celebrate the remarkable c...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

July 2020 Responses

July 2020 Responses

SAVANNAH, GA (Monday, August 3, 2020) – During the Month of July, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 643 incidents including 82 fires, 1 excessive heat incident, 204 emergency medical service and rescues, 63 h...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

June 2020 Responses

June 2020 Responses

SAVANNAH, GA (Monday, July 6, 2020) – During the Month of June, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 574 incidents including 60 fires, 1 excessive heat incident, 207 emergency medical service and rescues, 55 haz...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

May 2020 Responses

May 2020 Responses

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, August 13, 2020) – During the Month of May, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 582 incidents including 112 fires, 187 emergency medical service and other incident calls, 52 hazardous con...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Savannah Fire Hires New Chief Fire Marshal

 

Savannah Fire Hires New Chief Fire Marshal

SAVANNAH, GA (Friday, May 1, 2020) – The Savannah Fire Department welcomes new Chief Fire Marshal Whitney Williams-Smith. Williams-Smith comes from East Point Fire Department, in East Point Geo...

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Fire News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

March Responses

March 2020 Responses

During the Month of March, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 615 incidents including 95 fires, 181 emergency medical service and other incident calls, 62 hazardous condition calls, 26 public service calls, 62 smoke sc...

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Fire News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

February 2020 Responses

February 2020 Responses

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, March 5, 2020) – During the Month of February, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 564 incidents including 47 fires, 205 emergency medical service and other incident calls, ...

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Fire News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

January 2020 Responses

January 2020 Responses

SAVANNAH, GA (Monday, March 30, 2020) – During the Month of January, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 646 incidents including 87 fires, 214 emergency medical service and other incident calls, 63 ...

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Fire News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

November 2019 Responses

November 2019 Responses 

During the Month of November Savannah Fire Rescue responded to more than 661 incidents including 72 fires, 211 emergency medical service and other incident calls, 53 hazardous condition and explosion calls, 25 public servi...

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Fire News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

October 2019 Responses

October 2019 Responses 

During the Month of October Savannah Fire Rescue responded to more than 676 service calls, including 56 fires, 260 emergency medical service and other incident calls, 62 hazardous condition and explosion calls, 19 ...

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Fire News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

September 2019 Responses

September 2019 Fires

 

During the Month of September Savannah Fire Rescue responded to 603 service calls, including 64 fires, 237 emergency medical service and other incident calls, 55 hazardous condition calls, 32 public service calls, 69 smoke sc...

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Fire News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

July 2019 Responses

Savannah Fire Rescue July Responses

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, August 1, 2019) – During the Month of July Savannah Fire responded to 702 incidents, including 105 fires, 1 gas rupture, 236 rescue incidents, 62 hazard calls, 38 service calls, 52 good i...

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Fire News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

August 2019 Responses

August 2019 Responses

 

During the Month of August Savannah Fire Rescue responded to 689 service calls, including 70 fires, 228 emergency medical service and other incident calls, 85 hazardous condition calls, 49 public service calls, 52 s...

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Fire News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

New Apparatus Added to Fire Fleet

New Apparatus Added to Savannah Fire Fleet

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, July 18, 2019) – Savannah Fire Rescue is adding three new vehicles to its fleet. Two new Sutphen Pumper Trucks will replace the old apparatus at Station 8 and Station 9, and a new Sutphen L...

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Fire News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

June 2019 Responses

June 2019 Responses

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, July 18, 2019) – During the Month of June, Savannah Fire responded to 679 service calls, including 80 fires, 2 incidents involving excessive heat, 228 emergency medical service and other incide...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Savannah's Construction Ready Training Program graduates first class

The Construction Education Foundation of Georgia graduated its first Construction Ready class in Savannah on Friday, June 11. All graduates matched with local employers and immediately started their new careers.

“The Construction Ready training h...

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Top Stories
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Grand opening of new Highlands Fire Station

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Grand opening of new Highlands Fire Station

SAVANNAH (June 9) – The Savannah Fire Department and the City of Savannah celebrated the grand opening of Highlands Fire Stati...

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Top Stories
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Springfield Terrace School, Water Works Pump House nominated to National Register of Historic Places

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Springfield Terrace School, Savannah Water Works Pump House nominated to the National Register of Historic Places

SAVANNAH (May 21) – The City of Savannah through the Geo...

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Top Stories
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Help shape Savannah's first housing affordability plan

The Housing Savannah task force is actively working on creating Savannah's first Housing Affordability Plan that includes several strategies for addressing Savannah's growing housing affordability crisis, and needs community feedback.&am...

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Top Stories
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Arena topping out ceremony ushers in next phase of construction

On April 14, the City of Savannah celebrated a major milestone for the Savannah Arena project with the topping out ceremony.

It symbolizes reaching the maximum height of the structure. By topping out, the arena moves into the next phase of construction, in...

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Top Stories
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Know the facts + get your vax

The City of Savannah and Chatham County are teaming up with community partners to encourage our community to know the facts about COVID-19 vaccines and get vaccinated. 

Research shows those 18-29 are the least likely to get a vaccine, but in Georg...

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Top Stories
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Schedule a community meeting about Plan 2040

Are you a neighborhood or faith leader? The MPC is available to attend your April meeting to discuss Plan 2040, a five-year update of Chatham County and the City of Savannah's existing comprehensive plan. It will be used as a guide to help make p...

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Top Stories
Posted on: March 31, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine site to open at Civic Center

The City of Savannah, Gulfstream Aerospace, Hospice Savannah and Savannah Technical College are partnering to bring a COVID-19 mass vaccination site to the Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave.

"This site is perfect for a variety of reasons,&q...

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Top Stories
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Resident feedback needed on 100% Clean Energy Resolution

The City of Savannah is seeking community input and participation to help create the city's first clean energy plan.

In March 2020, the Savannah City Council passed Savannah's 100 percent clean energy resolution, which says all electricit...

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Top Stories
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Now Hiring: Help build the Savannah Arena

The City of Savannah is committed to hiring local residents to help build the Savannah Arena, the city's largest capital investment in a construction project in history. The city's Economic Development Department and WorkSource Coastal h...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Blight eradication a focus of City of Savannah 2021 budget

One of the six policy priority areas included in the City of Savannah 2021 budget is blight eradication. The effort is already underway in West Savannah, with new homes replacing vacant, blighted properties on Cumming Street. 

Longtime residents s...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Savannah Arena Job Fair on Feb. 13

AECOM Hunt will host a job fair for upcoming work at the Savannah Arena on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave.

Attendees can explore a career in the construction industry, connect with local unions,...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Savannah Police Department 2021 budget initiatives

One of the Savannah City Council's six policy priority areas in the approved 2021 budget is reducing violent crime, including homicides and gun offenses. The council approved a $4 million increase to the Savannah Police Department budget for 2021...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

City Council passes 2021 budget with increased focus on specific initiatives

On Friday, Dec. 18, the Savannah City Council passed a balanced 2021 budget with six policy priority areas. 

The six policy priority areas included in the 2021 budget are:

  • Poverty, especially childhood poverty
  • Income inequality
  • Viol...
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Posted on: December 21, 2020

City Council passes 2021 budget with increased focus on specific initiatives

On Friday, Dec. 18, the Savannah City Council passed a balanced 2021 budget that does not include any tax increases, fee increases, layoffs or furloughs.

The 2021 budget lists six policy priority areas:

  • Poverty, especially childho...
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