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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

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 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 13, 2021

Public invited to millage rate hearings

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Public invited to millage rate hearings

SAVANNAH (July 13) - The Mayor and Aldermen of the City o...

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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 29, 2021

Sanitation schedule adjusted for the Fourth of July

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Sanitation schedule adjusted for the Fourth of July

SAVANNAH (June 29) – The City of Savannah Sanitation Department will operate on an adjusted schedule next week due to ...

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

Mayor Johnson, SCAD, RISE coordinate computer access for Savannah students

On Wednesday, Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, joined Paula Wallace, president and founder of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and Pastor John Ruehl, an at-large member of Savannah Presbytery, to announce SCAD’s donation of 160 computers ...

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

Savannah City Manager finalists selected

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson announced the city council narrowed a pool of 110 applicants for Savannah City Manager to three finalists.

“The city council and I have selected three highly-qualified candidates as the finalists to be Savannah&rsqu...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Mayor Johnson joins Gov. Kemp to encourage COVID-19 safety ahead of holiday

Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, joined Gov. Brian Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp for a news conference on Friday, Sept. 4, to encourage best practices and adherence to public health guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19 ahead of Labor Day weekend.

“W...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Mayor Johnson to join Gov. Kemp for news conference

Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, will join Gov. Brian Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp for a news conference on Friday, Sept. 4, to encourage best practices and adherence to public health guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19 ahead of Labor Day weekend.

The news ...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Public feedback needed on City of Savannah strategic plan

The City of Savannah is seeking public input on the proposed VISION SAVANNAH strategic plan. The City of Savannah’s mission is to provide exceptional public services to residents, businesses and guests, so they may experience a safe, healthy and...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Round two CARES Act business grant applications open Sept. 1

Applications for the second round of CARES Act funding for Savannah businesses will open Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 8 a.m. and remain open until Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 5 p.m.

Businesses can apply online at sbacsav.com/caressavannah.

To be eligible for a grant, busi...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Mayor Johnson to hold weekly news conference at arena site

Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, will hold his regular weekly news conference on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m. at the Savannah Arena site on Stiles Avenue.

The project is beginning vertical construction. Mayor Johnson will provide an update on milestones met since...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Virtual public meetings scheduled for 3rd District alcohol density overlay districts

Media AnnouncementAug. 14, 2020For Immediate Release 

 

Virtual public meetings scheduled for 3rd District alcohol density overlay districts

 

The City of Savannah is creating alcohol density overlay districts within the 3rd Distric...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: August 14, 2020

City of Savannah, United Way, SBAC partner for CARES Act funding distribution

Media AnnouncementAug.13, 2020For Immediate Release

City of Savannah, United Way, SBAC partner for CARES Act funding distribution

 

Today, the City of Savannah, the United Way of the Coastal Empire and the Savannah Small Business Assistance Corporat...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Mayor Johnson to hold virtual news conference

Media AnnouncementAug. 13, 2020For Immediate Release

Mayor Johnson to hold virtual news conference

Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, will hold a zoom news conference today at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the community distribution of the City of Savannah’s CARES ...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: August 12, 2020

Mayor Johnson, City Manager Monahan and Chief Minter to attend District Attorney’s press conference

Media Advisory

Aug. 12, 2020

For Immediate Release

Mayor Johnson, City Manager Monahan and Chief Minter to attend District Attorney’s press conference

Savannah Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, City Manager Pat Monahan, and Police Chief Roy Minter will atte...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Savannah wins Georgia Smart Communities Challenge grant

Media AnnouncementAug. 6, 2020For Immediate Release

Savannah wins Georgia Smart Communities Challenge grant

Today, Georgia Tech announced the City of Savannah as a 2020 Georgia Smart Communities Challenge winner. The award provides the city’s Hous...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Mayor Johnson elected to Georgia Municipal Association Board, Legislative Policy Council

Media AnnouncementAugust 5, 2020For Immediate Release

 

Mayor Johnson elected to Georgia Municipal Association Board, Legislative Policy Council

Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, will serve on the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Board of Directors as on...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Alderwomen Gibson-Carter, Miller Blakely to host virtual town hall

Media AnnouncementAugust 5, 2020For Immediate Release

Alderwomen Gibson-Carter, Miller Blakely to host virtual town hall

 

Alderwoman Kesha Gibson-Carter, post one at large, and Alderwoman Alicia Miller Blakely, post two at large, will host a virtual...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: July 31, 2020

COVID-19 testing site at Temple of Glory to close today

Media AnnouncementJuly 31, 2020For Immediate Release

 

COVID-19 testing site at Temple of Glory to close today

Due to travel concerns for visiting healthcare professionals from New York related to Hurricane Isaias, the COVID-19 testing site at Temple...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Mayor Johnson announces Housing Savannah taskforce

Media AnnouncementJuly 30, 2020For Immediate Release

 

Mayor Johnson announces Housing Savannah taskforce

Today, Mayor Van R. Johnson, II announced the formation of the Housing Savannah taskforce today.

The group will investigate and develop an action...

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

Mayor Johnson urges Congress to include local governments in COVID-19 relief package

Media AnnouncementJuly 28, 2020For Immediate Release

 

Mayor Johnson urges Congress to include local governments in COVID-19 relief package

Today, Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, joined fellow members of the National League of Cities and the U.S. Conferenc...

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City of Savannah Public Communications