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Savannah's jailed ex-police chief to get six-figure pension

...pension is worth $129,487 a year. That's the highest sum Savannah has ever paid to a retired city employee, city spokesman Bret Bell said. The figure is derived from Lovett's average salary during his last years in office, about $168...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-19/savannahs-jailed-ex-po
Savannah cemetery now a dump

...in a bit of a standstill because the owner, Matthew Jones, has been ruled incapacitated for health reasons, said city spokesman Bret Bell. The hope is that a guardian will be appointed to take responsibility of the site, Bell said. "You basically...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-30/savannah-cemetery-used-dump
Savannah considering new place for baseball stadium

...revenue derived from private development at the Savannah River Landing site by building a public facility there, said city spokesman Bret Bell. The stalled development is in a tax district the city expects to generate funds for area infrastructure...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-10-28/savannah-considering-new-place-base
Strong California quake causes injuries, damage

...to the Napa and Sonoma areas. He said there appears to be no damage to major bridges in the Bay Area.In Napa, city spokesman Barry Martin there has been significant damage. Store windows were broken and water mains broke in several locations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-24/60-earthquake-shakes-califor
SC cops say woman disappeared to avoid law

...Police say a missing North Carolina woman faked her disappearance to avoid going to court on criminal charges.City spokesman Pat Dowling says investigators have determined that Amy Arrington, 42, of Lowell, North Carolina, did not drown...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-09/sc-cops-say-woman-disappeare
Savannah worker killed on job

...the scene, as did a representative from the city's Employee Assistance Program to help with co-workers, said city spokesman Saja Aures. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was also notified, as is standard protocol, Aures...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-13/savannah-worker-killed-job
Savannah police department probe continues; more firings possible

...investigation that could last another 60 days, Cutter said.The city, so far, has paid the firm $178,717, said city spokesman Bret Bell.Cutter said the city has no plans to settle with the clients of attorney Will Claiborne, who represents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-03-04/savannah-police-depart
Augusta tax rate lower than others, but bills vary

...county (12.03 mills) rates and replace them with a new countywide rate, likely somewhere in between, according to city spokesman Chris Floore.Commissioners remain divided on the issue with several ? Wayne Guilfoyle, Donnie Smith, Joe Jackson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-11-24/augusta-tax-rate-lower-o
Woman impaled by tree branch wins $12 million from Savannah

...relegated to a wheelchair."There was significant evidence admitted at trial which we objected to," Bret Bell, city spokesman, said Thursday night. "We believe we have reserved our right to appeal on many issues."Bell said that decision...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-08-23/woman-impaled-tree-bra
Across South Carolina

...watercraft and helicopters. The teen went missing Friday afternoon after Tropical Storm Andrea moved through the area. A city spokesman said the surfer and his brother went into the water together, and the teen's board later washed ashore.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-06-08/across-south-carolina