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  • Tigers close out 2017 with a winTigers close out 2017 with a win

    The record books will show Savannah State with a losing record in 2017, but the Tigers are ecstatic about the way the season ended.

    WTOC / 1 h. 9 min. ago
  • Eagles earn first win in blowout fashionEagles earn first win in blowout fashion

    Georgia Southern takes out an entire season's worth of frustration on South Alabama, picking up their first win of the year.

    WTOC / 1 h. 25 min. ago
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  • Warehouse, infrastructure owners buck sluggish REIT marketWarehouse, infrastructure owners buck sluggish REIT market

    By Alex Veiga FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, file photo, shoppers sit while taking a break at the Garden State Plaza mall, in Paramus, N.J. Real estate investment trusts are lagging the broader market this year, weighed down by struggling malls and weak growth in other sectors. Rising interest rates, which can make REITs less attractive to dividend investors, haven’t helped. But warehouse, data center and other types of REITs are bucking the trend. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File) Read more about Warehouse, infrastructure owners buck sluggish REIT market

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  • BiS in brief: Kennickell honored, Parker’s opens 51st, service collects for food bank, JCB wins awardsBiS in brief: Kennickell honored, Parker’s opens 51st, service collects for food bank, JCB wins awards

    Kennickell Group gets international honor Read more about BiS in brief: Kennickell honored, Parker’s opens 51st, service collects for food bank, JCB wins awards

    BiS News / 5 h. 4 min. ago
  • Retailers get ready for holiday shoppersRetailers get ready for holiday shoppers

    Holiday shopping season arrives this week, and retailers are optimistic consumers will be out in force. Mike Finn, the manager at Best Buy talks about some of the products that seem to be trending this holiday season like the latest smart home technology that allows people to control many devices in their homes remotely. (Robert Cooper/for the Savannah Morning News)(Robert Cooper/for the Savannah Morning News) Read more about Retailers get ready for holiday shoppers

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  • Chubb, Michel lead No. 7 Georgia to 42-13 win over KentuckyChubb, Michel lead No. 7 Georgia to 42-13 win over Kentucky

    Nick Chubb and Sony Michel led a dominant running game and No. 7 Georgia bounced back from its first loss of the season, wearing down Kentucky for a 42-13 victory Saturday.

    WTOC / 6 h. 21 min. ago
  • Rincon hosts annual Christmas paradeRincon hosts annual Christmas parade

    Hundreds of people from all over Effingham County lined the streets on Saturday for the annual parade, which has been going on for over thirty years.

    WTOC / 6 h. 48 min. ago
  • Bloomingdale Men's Softball tournament gives to Toys for TotsBloomingdale Men's Softball tournament gives to Toys for Tots

    "Just to be able to see these smiles on the kids' faces knowing that they have Christmas now because of something we did is a very humble blessing."

    WTOC / 7 h. 5 min. ago
  • Garden City hosts public safety dayGarden City hosts public safety day

    The public was able to learn more about their jobs and see what they do every day. Children were also taught fire safety tips.

    WTOC / 7 h. 15 min. ago
  • US general says illegal nuclear launch order can be refusedUS general says illegal nuclear launch order can be refused

    The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command says an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal.

    WTOC / 7 h. 21 min. ago
  • Italian Heritage Festival crushes world's largest meatball recordItalian Heritage Festival crushes world's largest meatball record

    The Italian Heritage Festival was supposed to take place in September but Irma had different plans, so the stakes were even higher as the Italian-American Club of Hilton Head attempted to break a Guinness World Record of "World's Largest Meatball".

    WTOC / 7 h. 25 min. ago
  • Savannah State beats SC State for 1st time since 2001 - Washington PostSavannah State beats SC State for 1st time since 2001 - Washington Post

    Savannah State beats SC State for 1st time since 2001Washington PostSAVANNAH, Ga. — Freshman D'Vonn Gibbons threw for 267 yards and two scores to help Savannah State beat South Carolina State 34-10 on Saturday in a season finale for both teams. It was the Tigers' first victory over the Bulldogs since 2001.and more »

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  • Savannah State beats SC State for 1st time since 2001 (Nov 18, 2017) - FOXSports.comSavannah State beats SC State for 1st time since 2001 (Nov 18, 2017) - FOXSports.com

    Savannah State beats SC State for 1st time since 2001 (Nov 18, 2017)FOXSports.comSAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) Freshman D'Vonn Gibbons threw for 267 yards and two scores to help Savannah State beat South Carolina State 34-10 on Saturday in a season finale for both teams. It was the Tigers' first victory over the Bulldogs since 2001.and more »

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  • Houston Astros baseball player receives hero's welcome in Effingham CountyHouston Astros baseball player receives hero's welcome in Effingham County

    Reddick is even more proud of his work to create a brand new baseball field for Effingham County. After months of planning, the county finally broke ground on the $1,000,000 project, an endeavor that was completely funded by Reddick.

    WTOC / 7 h. 45 min. ago
  • 1 arrested after high-speed chase on Truman Parkway1 arrested after high-speed chase on Truman Parkway

    The suspect immediately began to flee and drive erratically after the Georgia State Patrol trooper activated their lights and sirens. 

    WTOC / 11 h. 50 min. ago
  • City Talk: Small businesses look to lure downtown shoppersCity Talk: Small businesses look to lure downtown shoppers

    Just like that, the holidays are upon us. Read more about City Talk: Small businesses look to lure downtown shoppers

    BiS News / 13 h. 33 min. ago
  • Dozens rebuild sand dunes on Tybee IslandDozens rebuild sand dunes on Tybee Island

    About 30 volunteers rebuilt sand dunes on Tybee Island Saturday damaged by Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Irma. 

    WTOC / 13 h. 34 min. ago
  • AC/DC co-founder, guitarist Malcolm Young diesAC/DC co-founder, guitarist Malcolm Young dies

    Young co-founded the rock back with his brother in 1973. He stopped performing with AC/DC in 2014 after being diagnosed with dementia.

    WTOC / 15 h. 4 min. ago
  • South Carolina couple indicted on conspiracy and fraud chargesSouth Carolina couple indicted on conspiracy and fraud charges

    A Bluffton woman and her husband have been indicted in a two-count indictment that was released on Friday. 

    WTOC / 15 h. 5 min. ago
  • Georgia congressman says he's still pushing for harbor funds - WSAV-TVGeorgia congressman says he's still pushing for harbor funds - WSAV-TV

    WSAV-TVGeorgia congressman says he's still pushing for harbor fundsWSAV-TVSAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – A Georgia congressman says he's still pushing to boost federal funding to deepen the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah. Republican Rep. Buddy Carter said during a port visit Friday that Georgia's lawmakers are “doing ...and more »

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  • Georgia congressman says he’s still pushing for harbor fundsGeorgia congressman says he’s still pushing for harbor funds

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – A Georgia congressman says he’s still pushing to boost federal funding to deepen the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah. Republican Rep. Buddy Carter said during a port visit Friday that Georgia’s lawmakers are “doing everything we can” to keep the $973 million project on schedule. Carter said he’s confident the Trump administration understands the importance of deepening the Savannah harbor, where more room is needed for larger cargo ships transiting the expanded Panama Canal. Other East Coast ports also want money for dredging. President Donald Trump requested $50 million for the Savannah harbor in his latest budget proposal. That’s half what Georgia officials say is needed to avoid delays. Carter was joined by GOP Rep. Garret Graves of Louisiana, who chairs a House subcommittee overseeing port regulations. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)  

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  • Police officer killed in Pennsylvania, gunman at largePolice officer killed in Pennsylvania, gunman at large

    NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) – An intense search is underway in western Pennsylvania for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a police officer. The shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m. Friday in New Kensington, about 18 miles (29 kilometers) northeast of Pittsburgh. Authorities say Officer Brian Shaw was shot after a traffic stop led to him chasing someone on foot. Police officers from neighboring towns were scouring the area for the suspect early Saturday. SWAT teams and police dogs assisted. Police have recovered a brown, older model Jeep Grand Cherokee wanted in connection with the shooting. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect. According to the Pittsburgh NBC Affiliate WXPI 11 News, police are planning a news conference later this morning to provide an update on the search for the person. That news conference is tentatively set for 11 a.m.

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  • Parents sue over boy’s death in rotating Atlanta restaurantParents sue over boy’s death in rotating Atlanta restaurant

    ATLANTA (AP) – The family of a 5-year-old boy whose skull was crushed in the rotating wall of a hotel restaurant has sued the Atlanta hotel, accusing it of negligence in his death. Attorney Joseph Fried filed suit Wednesday for Rebecca and Michael Holt of Charlotte, North Carolina, whose son Charlie died April 14. Police had said the boy wandered away from his family’s window table at the Sun Dial restaurant when he was struck and the rotating floor shut off automatically. The restaurant tops the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel. The lawsuit disagrees with police statements. It says that as the family was leaving, with Charlie a few steps ahead, a booth rotating near a stationary wall blocked their path. Marriott International, the hotel’s owner, didn’t immediately respond to an email requesting comment.

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  • Staffing, structuring of Chatham County Police Department continuesStaffing, structuring of Chatham County Police Department continues

    Staffers are making rapid progress in the effort to restart the long-dormant county police department, and he expects to have the personnel needed to take over police services in unincorporated Chatham by the Feb. 1 deadline, Chatham County Manager Lee Smith told the Chatham County Commission on Friday. Updating the Chatham County Commission after its meeting Friday, Smith said members of the county police department's command staff - including new Chief Jeff Hadley, who was named chief in an announcement earlier this month - will be starting work in early December, assuming they clear the necessary background screenings.

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  • Windsor Forest football team collects donations in honor of George Akins, Jr.Windsor Forest football team collects donations in honor of George Akins, Jr.

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – While the shock of loss is still fresh on their minds, members of the Windsor Forest football team chose to turn their sorrow into thanksgiving. On Friday, a van pulled up to the John Delaware Community Center on Lincoln Street filled with young men eager to give back to their community. Accompanying them was bags and bins of collected food items for Save Out Youth Savannah’s Thanksgiving Drive. “It’s crazy to know that a football team can bring more than a football team,” Senior Marchello Ling said. While the team wanted to serve, they also had a strong motivator. “To give back to our community after we lost one of our brothers,” Ling said. In October, George Akins, Jr. was shot and killed in Savannah’s Southside. The former running back and linebacker for the Windsor Forest Knights was just 15 years-old. “George was like a little brother to me. I see him grow up since his freshman year,” Ling said. The young men left behind wanted to honor his legacy so they decided to collect donations as a way to say thank you. “Other people came to help us when what happened to George so we wanted to help everyone else out,” Ronnell Coleman said. The drive hopes to feed at least 1,500 people this Thanksgiving. If you are interested in donating, Save Our Youth Savannah is hosting a packing party on Sunday, November 19 at 11:00 a.m. at the John Delaware Community Center on Lincoln Street. For more information click here.  

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  • Moore critic: Alabama Senate race a battle for nation's soulMoore critic: Alabama Senate race a battle for nation's soul

    GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore's wife is standing by her embattled man, and she has gathered other Alabama women to his cause _ but not everyone is sticking with him.

    WTOC / 1 d. 1 h. 51 min. ago
  • Police arrest suspect for stealing donations from man with kidney diseasePolice arrest suspect for stealing donations from man with kidney disease

    DARIEN, Ga. (WSAV) — A Darien man is accused of stealing a donation bucket filled with hundreds of dollars collected for a man suffering from kidney failure. Authorities say the suspect was captured on surveillance video walking out of the store with the bucket in his hands. The owners of the Meridian Convenience Store in Darien collected about 500 dollars for 47-year-old Loren Mells. For the past five years, he’s suffered from kidney failure. Doctors say Mells has Stage 5 kidney failure and his kidneys are functioning at only 10 percent. He’s undergoing dialysis treatment every night at his home, and he’s on the waiting list for a kidney at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. “I have a bag packed right now ready to go at any time,” Mells says. “It’s gonna cost about six thousand dollars a month for aftercare expenses after surgery.” Peter Ward is accused of stealing the donations meant for a kidney transplant. Mells was shocked when he heard the donation bucket being collected for him had been stolen. Store owners hoped to give him the money for Thanksgiving until police say Peter Ward walked into the store earlier this week and stole the bucket. They tracked him down after watching the store surveillance video and he was arrested Thursday night for theft. Family members told Mells that Ward is his cousin. “I forgive him, I want the best for him, if there was anything I could do for him still, I still would help him,” Mells says. Friends and family have set up a GoFundMe account to help Mells pay for a kidney transplant. If you’d like to donate, visit here: https://www.gofundme.com/lorenmells Mells says his children keep him fighting, even on days when he feels like giving up.

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  • ‘Up on the Roof’ gathers food and funds for those in need‘Up on the Roof’ gathers food and funds for those in need

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The holidays can be an exciting time of year, but they can also be tough for some families. That’s why the Wesley Community Centers of Savannah and E-93 Radio are coming together to help those in need. The ‘Up on the Roof’ food drive and fundraiser started Thursday. This morning they were still going strong, hoping to raise as much as they could before wrapping up their efforts at 8. “They (E-93 Radio) were encouraging the listeners to come out and bring non-perishable food items or monetary contributions for those most in need in this community,” explains Tammy Mixon-Calderon, Executive Director at Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc. If you were unable to come out today, but would still like to donate, the center accepts donations year-round. Just visit here for more information.

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  • Going for the Gold: Watchmaker will be curling for gold in South KoreaGoing for the Gold: Watchmaker will be curling for gold in South Korea

    Dominik Maerki is a unique guy. He’s from Switzerland, spent four years in watchmaker school there, and now lives and has his own business in Arkansas, all while training for the Olympics. Maerki’s day job is fixing watches and clocks, but in his spare time, you’ll find him at the local ice skating rink. Dominik said he starting playing curling early in life, “I believe it was 5 or 6 years old, my dad he played curling.” And he was good. He played for his national team as a teen but gave up much of that world-class competition until recently when he got a call from the Swiss National Team aiming at the Olympics in Pyeongchang. “‘Do you wanna play with us’, and I was really surprised, couldn’t believe it at first.” So Dominik started practicing, he said: “I’ll be ready in February to go to South Korea and play for Switzerland.” Dominik is competing with Switzerland in the European Championships and if all goes well, he will likely be heading to the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. In this exclusive web extra below, he talks to reporter Aaron Nolan about explaining his sport to Americans.

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  • Leopold's Ice Cream opens at Savannah/Hilton Head International AirportLeopold's Ice Cream opens at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport

    Stratton Leopold, owner of Leopold's Ice Cream, celebrates as the neon sign at the new Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is lit. After 98 years of serving "Good Things to Eat and Good Things to Drink" in historic downtown Savannah, Leopold's Ice Cream has opened its second full-service parlor.

    Savannah News / 1 d. 2 h. 18 min. ago
  • 'Youth Against Violence' prayer vigil held in Savannah'Youth Against Violence' prayer vigil held in Savannah

    The community came together to pray and remember what has happened in the last year. They gathered to encourage everyone, reminding the group that they need to do better in school and inside of their homes, promoting discipline and respect for their elders and law enforcement.

    Savannah News / 1 d. 2 h. 18 min. ago
  • Friday Night Blitz: GHSA Round 2 & a big win for Memorial DayFriday Night Blitz: GHSA Round 2 & a big win for Memorial Day

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Last Friday was cut-down-day in Georgia, but we saw a lot of local teams survive that first round. Keeping with that momentum, tonight was also largely successful. It was a huge day for the Blue Thunder as they brought home a 6th GISA State Championship for Memorial Day. Next week, Benedictine, Jenkins & Liberty County will be playing at home, but we’ll bring you further details on where/when later this week. Memorial Day claims the GISA Championship with a shutout over Robert Toombs Christian. In the meantime, check out the final scores from tonight below & those game highlights above. GISA Championship Game: Memorial Day 21, Robert Toombs Christian Academy 0 GHSA 2nd Round: Glynn Academy 34, Heritage-Conyers 26 (6A) Jones County 26, Wayne County 21 (5A) Stockbridge 10, Ware County 7 (5A) Jenkins 35, Cook 34 (3A) Liberty County 21, Westside 0 (3A) Benedictine 70, Jefferson County 21 (2A) – BC to play Hapeville Charter Toombs County 34, Screven County 20 (2A) ELCA 54, Savannah Christian 0 (1A) Calvary, Wesleyan (1A) Savannah Country Day 20, Mount Pisgah Christian School 17 (1A) – SCDS to play Athens Academy ECI 55, Jenkins County 26 (1A) – ECI to play Charlton Are you following WSAV Blitz? Tap or click to follow on Facebook & Twitter.

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  • DoD releases sexual assault reports from local military installationsDoD releases sexual assault reports from local military installations

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — A new report by the Department of Defense (DoD) shows the number of sexual assault allegations received at military installations and combat areas. Congress requires the DoD to report the number of sexual assault allegations it receives each year involving Service members, which includes Restricted and Unrestricted Reports. An Unrestricted Report of a sexual assault consists of a sex-related allegation that is referred for investigation to military or civilian law enforcement agencies. Restricted Reports allow individuals making a report to confidentially seek support and medical services. However, the reports are not referred for criminal investigation or to commanders. Before FY 2014 (Oct. 1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2014) the DoD reports that 15% or fewer military members reported a sexual assault. That rate more than doubled to 32% by FY 16 (Oct. 1, 2015 to Sept. 30, 2016). Officials said the higher numbers may be attributed to a DoD policy in 2005 put in place to encourage more Service members to report assaults, regardless of when the incident occurred. Victims of sexual assault in the DoD may report an incident at any time and place of their choosing, so the location of where a report was made may not necessarily mean the incident occurred there. The DoD uses the term “sexual assault” to refer to a range of adult sex-related crimes including: penetrating crimes such as rape, sexual assault, and forcible sodomy sexual contact crimes like aggravated and abusive sexual contact attempts to commit the above offenses   Take a look at the full report here or local numbers: These sexual assault allegations may come from persons age 16 or older who allege a sexual assault by someone unrelated to them. Other reports are addressed by DoD’s Family Advocacy Program.

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  • A closer look at the battle against premature birthsA closer look at the battle against premature births

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — National Prematurity Awareness Month shines a light on preterm births during the month of November, but all year long people are battling against the health crisis. News 3 had the opportunity to visit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Hospital to speak with the parents and personnel who face the reality of premature birth rates every day. Renee Gunter and her baby Quinn have been in the ward for 78 days. Quinn was 26 weeks and one day old when she was born prematurely. Though she’s had to have oxygen and feeding support, baby Quinn is doing well so far. For Gunter, this is not her first time facing a premature birth — she experienced a similar journey just 4 years ago. Her son Raylan was born in October 2013 at 25 weeks and one day. He weighed one pound and 8 ounces. “They are a wonderful blessing to have, but if you don’t have to do a second trip, that would be wonderful,” Gunter explains. Unlike Gunter, this was Antwonette Bulloch’s first time facing an early birth. She has faced an emotional rollercoaster with her first son Kenton. “With faith, family, and support, he is thriving,” she says. “We’re really just trying to make it day by day. That’s all you can do here.” Kenton was born October 11, weighing two pounds and almost two ounces. He’s facing many of the complications associated with prematurity, like needing a feeding tube. But baby Kenton and Baby Quinn are fighters and with the help and support they are receiving, they progress each and every day. According to Tajana Cahoon, Executive Director of Market Development at March of Dimes, the organization is concentrating on providing better health care access for patients. She says Georgia has a high disparity rate, meaning not everyone has the same access to quality care. For more information about March of Dimes and the work they do to prevent and reduce premature birth, visit here. Get ready for the 2018 March for Babies in Savannah — Tina will co-chair the event with Fran Baker-Witt. It’s a cause near and dear to her heart. Her twin boys James and Julius were both stillborn and her miracle baby Celine was born prematurely.

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  • Southern Motors Acura celebrates openingSouthern Motors Acura celebrates opening

    The Kaminsky family cut the ribbon on its new Southern Motors Acura dealership location Friday evening. Mayor Eddie Deloach joined the Kaminsky family and others for the ribbon-cutting at the new Southern Motors Acura dealership on Chatham Parkway on Friday evening. Pictured are Mayor Eddie DeLoach, Heather Smith from JTVS Builders, (front) Jean Kaminsky, (back) Toby Kaminsky-Friedman, Ross Kaminsky, Adam Kaminsky, Myron Kaminsky, Dannie Kaminsky, Doug Knapp from Acura, and Andy Lynch from Lynch Associate Architects (Shelly Mobley/For the Savannah Morning News) Read more about Southern Motors Acura celebrates opening

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  • Georgia congressman still pushing for Savannah harbor fundsGeorgia congressman still pushing for Savannah harbor funds

    U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter speaks to reporters at the Port of Savannah, on Friday. Carter, a Georgia Republican, said he's pushing to get more federal funding for a $973 million project to deepen the port's busy shipping channel.

    Savannah News / 1 d. 4 h. 32 min. ago
  • Trump delays policy on importing elephant partsTrump delays policy on importing elephant parts

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump says he’s delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review “all conservation facts.” The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday that it will allow the importation of body parts from African elements shot for sport. The agency said encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill the threatened species would help raise money for conservation programs. Animal rights advocates and environmental groups criticized the decision. On Friday, the Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee urged the administration to reverse the policy, calling it the “wrong move at the wrong time.” Trump tweeted that the policy had been “under study for years.” He says he will review the issue with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time as I review all conservation facts. Under study for years. Will update soon with Secretary Zinke. Thank you! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2017

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  • World Series champ returns to alma mater for special surpriseWorld Series champ returns to alma mater for special surprise

    GUYTON, Ga. (WSAV) —  It was an exciting ‘Welcome Home’ celebration Friday when Houston Astros World Series Champion William Josh Reddick returned to his alma mater. Reddick, unaware of the surprise, was overwhelmed with the abundance of love and support he received from his hometown community in Guyton. “My heart was racing walking through the tunnel with the cheerleaders right there. Felt like I was coming out for a football game,” Reddick said. He remembers the countless nights he spent at South Effingham High School more than 12 years ago, where he was practicing to get where he is today. “It’s a really good feeling to look around everywhere and say wow. I really am a World Series Champion being able to be from such a small town,” Reddick says. After graduating from South Effingham, Reddick attended Middle Georgia College. During his time there in 2006, he was in the 17th round of the MLB Draft. He made his debut for the Boston Red Sox in 2009. Reddick then went to Oakland Athletics (2012-2016), the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2016 and then signed with the Houston Astros in November 2016. Reddick didn’t know his first year on the Astros would earn him his first World Series Championship. “I wouldn’t trade it for anything,” Reddick says. Throughout his career, he has a .264 batting average and 109 home runs. He also founded the Josh Reddick Foundation which serves as an advocate for the youth of Effingham County. This non-profit organization uses its funds to refurbish, maintain, and beautify recreational parks in Effingham County. Funds are also distributed to scholarships for South Effingham and Effingham County Graduates. “I love being from here, where I was born and raised, I just want to give back and help this already great county. Just to improve it maybe improve it a little bit faster if we can,” Reddick said. His initiative has already begun. This weekend there will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the Josh Reddick Field at the Effingham Recreational Center in Springfield, Ga.

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  • Chatham Co. receives failing grade for preterm birth ratesChatham Co. receives failing grade for preterm birth rates

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Premature birth rates in Georgia this year have received an unsettling report card from the March of Dimes. The U.S. received a C score by the March of Dimes, Georgia was given a D and Chatham County had a failing grade for preterm birth rates. Experts say that is partly due to disparities between communities and racial and ethnic groups. “There are a few things that we are specifically concentrating on, starting with quality health care access for everyone,” says Tajana Cahoon, Executive Director of Market Development at March of Dimes. “Georgia has a really high disparity rate which means that not everyone is getting the same access to quality care.” Georgia’s preterm birth rate was 11.2 percent and the March of Dimes goal for 2020 is 8.1 percent.  

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  • Congressmen stress need for federal SHEP dollarsCongressmen stress need for federal SHEP dollars

    It’s time to get Savannah’s harbor deepening project done, said U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter on Friday. U.S. Rep. Garret Graves of Louisiana and U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter visited the Savannah ports on Friday. The two legislators are working to get federal funding for the deepening of the Savannah Harbor. (Photo courtesy of Georgia Ports Authority/Emily Goldman) Read more about Congressmen stress need for federal SHEP dollars

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  • City, county leaders weigh in on consolidated Savannah-Chatham governmentCity, county leaders weigh in on consolidated Savannah-Chatham government

    Despite demerging the police department, Chatham County Chairman Al Scott believes there are other areas the city and county could consolidate. This comes as state representatives in the Savannah area hope to launch a study into consolidating the entire government bodies.

    Savannah News / 1 d. 6 h. 55 min. ago
  • Savannah VA Clinic is working to find a treatment for PTSD and substance abuse - WSAV-TVSavannah VA Clinic is working to find a treatment for PTSD and substance abuse - WSAV-TV

    WSAV-TVSavannah VA Clinic is working to find a treatment for PTSD and substance abuseWSAV-TVSAVANNAH, GA – The Savannah VA Outpatient Clinic is conducting a clinical trial to develop a treatment for PTSD and substance abuse. Twenty percent of the millions of men and women who serve in the U.S. military experience Post-traumatic Stress ...

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  • Savannah VA Clinic is working to find a treatment for PTSD and substance abuseSavannah VA Clinic is working to find a treatment for PTSD and substance abuse

    SAVANNAH, GA – The Savannah VA Outpatient Clinic is conducting a clinical trial to develop a treatment for PTSD and substance abuse. Twenty percent of the millions of men and women who serve in the U.S. military experience Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Nearly half of them turn to drugs and alcohol to cope. PTSD can lead to unemployment, violence, homelessness or even suicide. “It’s sort of a way of self medicating, and a lot of veterans think that it will help, but in the long run it can actually make the symptoms worse,” said Michelle Pompei Research Study Coordinator at the Savannah VA Outpatient Clinic. The VA Clinic in Charleston has been conducting the Patriot Study, or PTSD and Alcohol Treatment Research in Outpatient Trials, for the past year. The Savannah VA Clinic began the study over the summer of 2017 after its grand opening. For twelve weeks, veterans in the trial take doxazosin, a medication normally used to treat high blood pressure. Researchers believe doxazosin will last longer than prazosin, which is commonly used to treat PTSD. Participants also have the option to undergo therapy at the clinic, or accept help elsewhere. “If we’re able to curb some of the drug or alcohol use and curb some of the symptoms like nightmares, they’re able to just in general cope with PTSD better,” said Pompei. Pompei told News 3, she hopes the study will encourage veterans to seek help, building a bridge to further treatment in the future. “I feel like this is a valuable way to give back to the medical community and then also be able to help veterans and just be a source of compassion for them,” she said. If you suffer from PTSD and substance use and are interested in participating in the Patriot Study, call: 912-920-0214 ext. 2169 or 2132. Participants in the study are compensated.

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  • Ask SCORE: Skillful pricing brings powerAsk SCORE: Skillful pricing brings power

    Deciding how to best price a product or service is one of the most fundamental, and for many small business owners, most difficult decisions they must make. A price is the monetary value the marketplace assigns to a product or service. It represents what a willing buyer and a willing seller agree is fair. Thus, the marketplace becomes the impartial judge of an appropriate price. A buyer will not pay more than the perceived benefit derived from the product or service. Read more about Ask SCORE: Skillful pricing brings power

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  • CCSO arrests wanted sex offenderCCSO arrests wanted sex offender

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