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Pembroke housing development cut from city council agenda | #citycouncil

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Mayor of Plains, Ga., resigns after 40 years in office

The mayor of Plains has resigned after serving 40 years in office. L.E. Boze Godwin III led the small Southwest Georgia town — home to former President Jimmy Carter and his late wife, Rosalynn — for terms lasting from 1979 through 1984 and 1998 through 2024. The 80-year-old announced at a council meeting last week that […]

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“The state of our city is thriving”

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson delivered his State of the City address on Wednesday.He said he feels the Hostess City is stronger now than it has ever been in its 290 year history.”The state of our city is clear, it’s thriving,” he said.Johnson talked about his administration’s achievements not just in the past year, but during […]

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Savannah mayoral candidates participate in forum: Live video

Watch video from the forum aboveOn Tuesday night, candidates seeking Savannah’s mayoral seat on election day faced off in a forum.WJCL partnered with the League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia to host the free public event at the Coastal Georgia Center.Incumbent Mayor Van Johnson, Alderwoman Kesha Gibson-Carter and Tyrisha Davis were all scheduled to […]

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Savannah City Council to discuss affordable housing | #citycouncil

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – Affordable housing continues to be a major concern in the Hostess City, but a new plan is in the works. Savannah City council meets Thursday for the first time in 2023. It’s new year, same major priority for Savannah City Council as one of the big agenda items on Thursday’s meeting […]

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Savannah mayor responds to DA’s criticism of police investigations

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – A WTOC investigation found there have been more plea deals this year than the past five years combined. Most of those deals included reduced charges and lighter sentences, including probation in several cases. In a previous WTOC report, Chatham County District Attorney Shalena Cook Jones criticized Savannah Police Department investigators for […]

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Savannah City Council looking at district change proposals, LOST negotiations continue Tuesday | #citycouncil

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – Savannah City Council is wrapping up business for the year Tuesday, and still has some important work to do. This includes drawing up the six districts that make up the City of Savannah. These changes are very minimal, but every 10 years, they look at the census data and have to […]

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Alabama

Bishop, West debate for Georgia’s only competitive U.S. House race | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Democratic Rep. Sanford Bishop and his Republican challenger Chris West both shared their visions for improving quality of life in Southwest Georgia in an Atlanta Press Club debate Sunday. Bishop, the current longest-serving member of Georgia’s Congressional delegation, says his nearly three decades in Congress gives him the experience and relationships to deliver funding and […]

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Coalition to Rename Calhoun Square gathers ahead of city council vote | #citycouncil

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – The Coalition to Rename Calhoun Square has been at the forefront working to change the name of Calhoun Square for years. Later this month the group will finally see it on Savannah City Council’s agenda for a vote. Friday, members of the coalition gathered in Whitefield Square to get people excited to […]

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Savannah City Council to decide on first responder pay, millage rate change | #citycouncil

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – Today, Savannah City Council will decide how much money they need to collect from taxpayers next year. Under the proposal most people would see an increase in their property taxes, but what does the city plan to do with the additional funds coming in? The focus right now is public safety […]

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