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Local agencies looking to curtail false alarm calls

...Ga., Charleston, S.C., and other communities across the country have already adopted fines.According to the Savannah city Web site, its False Alarm Ordinance was enacted after a 2002 study found police officers responded to more than 25...
Allman film 'shutting down' after train crash about the life of Gregg Allman a week after a freight train killed one crew member and injured seven others, a Savannah city official said Thursday.Filming of the movie Midnight Rider, starring William Hurt as the Allman Brothers Band singer...
Savannah councilman charged with DUI in fatal wreck

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A Savannah city councilman was charged Thursday with driving under the influence...enough to impair his driving. Jones has served 12 years on the Savannah City Council. His current term expires in November.
Savannah councilman admits drinking before fatal crash, says other driver hit him

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A Savannah city councilman recovering from a crash that killed a woman said Wednesday...Jones, a police officer for 31 years, has served 12 years on the Savannah City Council. His current term expires in November. Several of his...
Savannah venue won't gate revelers

SAVANNAH -- City Market operators won't use gates to control St. Patrick's Day crowds...drink there free, without wristbands, as they have in the past. The Savannah City Council recently approved a plan to use gates for crowd control on River...
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Visitors to Indonesia will stay despite blast SAVANNAH -Three Savannah city officials, on a goodwill mission to Indonesia, have decided to remain in the country despite the weekend bombing at a Bali nightclub...
Mendonsa dies in fall from trail

SAVANNAH -- Former longtime Savannah City Manager Arthur A. "Don" Mendonsa died last week after falling from a hiking trail in southwest Colorado. Mr. Mendonsa, 71...
Savannah approves domestic partner benefits

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- With a unanimous vote Thursday, the Savannah City Council agreed to extend domestic partner benefits to city employees.The approval means that when the city begins its annual...
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Savannah admits to slave ownership

SAVANNAH, Ga. - With little comment, the Savannah City Council acknowledged this week the city's past ownership of slaves and passage of Jim Crow laws. But the council did not apologize...
Critics turn out for Georgia Power rate hearing

SAVANNAH -- About 100 people jammed into Savannah City Hall chambers Tuesday evening to protest a proposed rate hike from Georgia Power. The Georgia Public Service Commission, which...