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  • Consider This: Good News: 2/22/18

    Consider This: Good News: 2/22/18

    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:55 PM EST2018-02-22 21:55:37 GMT
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    It's been a week with lots of Good News stories. We start with a chilly reception at the Willett Children's Hospital earlier this week. 

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    It's been a week with lots of Good News stories. We start with a chilly reception at the Willett Children's Hospital earlier this week. 

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  • Consider This: Time for sensible gun laws

    Consider This: Time for sensible gun laws

    Monday, February 19 2018 3:44 PM EST2018-02-19 20:44:56 GMT
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    As a veteran of the United States Army, I distinctly remember the words of our Drill Instructor at the rifle range as we were learning about our assigned weapons, which at the time, was an M-16 rifle, a military version of the AR-15.

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    As a veteran of the United States Army, I distinctly remember the words of our Drill Instructor at the rifle range as we were learning about our assigned weapons, which at the time, was an M-16 rifle, a military version of the AR-15.

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  • Consider This: Family-friendly St. Patrick's Day

    Consider This: Family-friendly St. Patrick's Day

    Monday, February 12 2018 4:30 PM EST2018-02-12 21:30:16 GMT
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    Please tell me I didn’t hear that at a city council workshop involving St. Patrick’s Day there were talks of making the festival more family friendly, possibly with the help of a private contractor.

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    Please tell me I didn’t hear that at a city council workshop involving St. Patrick’s Day there were talks of making the festival more family friendly, possibly with the help of a private contractor.

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  • Consider This: Mitchelville

    Consider This: Mitchelville

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 10:08 AM EST2018-02-06 15:08:13 GMT
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    On a little swath of land on Hilton Head Island, the first instance of African-American self-governance in the United States happened months before the emancipation proclamation freed the slaves in the states under rebellion.

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    On a little swath of land on Hilton Head Island, the first instance of African-American self-governance in the United States happened months before the emancipation proclamation freed the slaves in the states under rebellion.

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  • Consider This: Larry Nassar

    Consider This: Larry Nassar

    Monday, January 29 2018 1:37 PM EST2018-01-29 18:37:02 GMT
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    After an emotional and gut-wrenching week of listening to victim statements, a judge in Michigan sentenced disgraced doctor, Larry Nassar, to 40 to 175 years in jail, which in her words, signed his death warrant.

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    After an emotional and gut-wrenching week of listening to victim statements, a judge in Michigan sentenced disgraced doctor, Larry Nassar, to 40 to 175 years in jail, which in her words, signed his death warrant.

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  • Consider This: Good News 1/25/18

    Consider This: Good News 1/25/18

    Thursday, January 25 2018 3:35 PM EST2018-01-25 20:35:55 GMT
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    It's been a week with lots of good news stories and we start the 26th annual Heritage Foundation Scholars Luncheon.

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    It's been a week with lots of good news stories and we start the 26th annual Heritage Foundation Scholars Luncheon.

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  • Consider This: GA needs the 'Hands-Free Driving' law

    Consider This: GA needs the 'Hands-Free Driving' law

    Monday, January 22 2018 10:14 AM EST2018-01-22 15:14:58 GMT
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    The advances the automotive industry has made in cars is remarkable. I remember my first car, a 1973 Chevy Impala, and I was just thrilled to finally drive a car with power steering. I still had to hand crank the windows up and down and manually control the locks.

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    The advances the automotive industry has made in cars is remarkable. I remember my first car, a 1973 Chevy Impala, and I was just thrilled to finally drive a car with power steering. I still had to hand crank the windows up and down and manually control the locks.

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  • Consider This: Good News 1/18/18

    Consider This: Good News 1/18/18

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:10 PM EST2018-01-18 23:10:43 GMT
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    It’s been a week with lots of good news stories and we start with a champion’s walk through the halls of Hilton Head High.

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    It’s been a week with lots of good news stories and we start with a champion’s walk through the halls of Hilton Head High.

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  • Consider This: Good News 1/11/18

    Consider This: Good News 1/11/18

    Thursday, January 11 2018 10:11 AM EST2018-01-11 15:11:12 GMT
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    It’s been a week with lots of good news stories and we start with a milestone in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System’s Million Books Challenge.

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    It’s been a week with lots of good news stories and we start with a milestone in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System’s Million Books Challenge.

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  • Consider This: 2018 off to a bang

    Consider This: 2018 off to a bang

    Monday, January 8 2018 4:26 PM EST2018-01-08 21:26:05 GMT
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    Barely a week into the new year and there’s no denying that 2018 is off to a memorable start. 

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    Barely a week into the new year and there’s no denying that 2018 is off to a memorable start. 

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  • Consider This: 2017 in Review

    Consider This: 2017 in Review

    Monday, December 18 2017 12:51 PM EST2017-12-18 17:51:59 GMT
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    Since this is the last chance I’ll have to speak to most of you before the year ends, I thought this would be a good opportunity to look back at the year that was 2017.

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    Since this is the last chance I’ll have to speak to most of you before the year ends, I thought this would be a good opportunity to look back at the year that was 2017.

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  • Consider This: Good News 12/14/17

    Consider This: Good News 12/14/17

    Thursday, December 14 2017 6:07 PM EST2017-12-14 23:07:46 GMT
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    It's been a week with lots of good news stories and we start with a construction project aimed at building better lives.

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    It's been a week with lots of good news stories and we start with a construction project aimed at building better lives.

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  • Consider This: Sexual misconduct

    Consider This: Sexual misconduct

    Monday, December 4 2017 10:02 AM EST2017-12-04 15:02:37 GMT
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    One of the basic principles of any news organization is you never want the news to be about you.

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    One of the basic principles of any news organization is you never want the news to be about you.

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  • Consider This: Day of Giving

    Consider This: Day of Giving

    Monday, November 27 2017 12:26 PM EST2017-11-27 17:26:29 GMT
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    We survived Thanksgiving Thursday, Black Friday and now Cyber Monday. After giving thanks for all we have, and what we’ve acquired since it’s time to focus on those who need a little extra help this holiday season.

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    We survived Thanksgiving Thursday, Black Friday and now Cyber Monday. After giving thanks for all we have, and what we’ve acquired since it’s time to focus on those who need a little extra help this holiday season.

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  • Consider This: The sale of Memorial Health

    Consider This: The sale of Memorial Health

    Monday, November 20 2017 10:06 AM EST2017-11-20 15:06:08 GMT
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    Last week, State Attorney General Christopher Carr held a public hearing on the proposed sale of Memorial Health, currently a non-profit health provider, to Hospital Corporation of America, a for-profit company.

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    Last week, State Attorney General Christopher Carr held a public hearing on the proposed sale of Memorial Health, currently a non-profit health provider, to Hospital Corporation of America, a for-profit company.

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  • Consider This: Good News 11/16/17

    Consider This: Good News 11/16/17

    Thursday, November 16 2017 1:50 PM EST2017-11-16 18:50:42 GMT
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    It’s been a week with lots of good news stories and we start with a big thank you to all who contributed to our WTOC Day of Giving Food Drive.

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    It’s been a week with lots of good news stories and we start with a big thank you to all who contributed to our WTOC Day of Giving Food Drive.

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  • Consider This: United Way Giving Campaign

    Consider This: United Way Giving Campaign

    Monday, November 13 2017 12:52 PM EST2017-11-13 17:52:29 GMT
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    The clock is ticking on this year’s United Way Giving Campaign. As the hours and minutes quickly dwindle, the campaign thermometer is slowly creeping towards this year’s goal.

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    The clock is ticking on this year’s United Way Giving Campaign. As the hours and minutes quickly dwindle, the campaign thermometer is slowly creeping towards this year’s goal.

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  • Consider This: Sgt. Paul R. Smith

    Consider This: Sgt. Paul R. Smith

    Monday, November 6 2017 9:57 AM EST2017-11-06 14:57:41 GMT
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    You don’t know the name Paul R. Smith so let me help you with that by introducing you to his family.

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    You don’t know the name Paul R. Smith so let me help you with that by introducing you to his family.

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  • Consider This: Good News 11/2/17

    Consider This: Good News 11/2/17

    Thursday, November 2 2017 10:36 AM EDT2017-11-02 14:36:05 GMT
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    It’s been a week with lots of good news stories and we start with some Utime.

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    It’s been a week with lots of good news stories and we start with some Utime.

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  • Consider This: Chatham County Police Department

    Consider This: Chatham County Police Department

    Monday, October 30 2017 11:33 AM EDT2017-10-30 15:33:46 GMT
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    In exactly three months, the safety and protection of unincorporated Chatham County will shift from the merged Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department to the demerged Chatham County Police Department.

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    In exactly three months, the safety and protection of unincorporated Chatham County will shift from the merged Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department to the demerged Chatham County Police Department.

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  • Consider This: Good News 10/26/17

    Consider This: Good News 10/26/17

    Thursday, October 26 2017 11:39 AM EDT2017-10-26 15:39:51 GMT
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    Talk about Good News. This past weekend the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire held its annual Boston Butt sale and Red White and Blue Barbeque in Ellis Square

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    Talk about Good News. This past weekend the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire held its annual Boston Butt sale and Red White and Blue Barbeque in Ellis Square

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  • Consider This: Boy Scouts

    Consider This: Boy Scouts

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:51 AM EDT2017-10-16 13:51:18 GMT
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    Bucking more than 107 years of tradition, the Boy Scouts of America will begin allowing girls to join their ranks starting next year.

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    Bucking more than 107 years of tradition, the Boy Scouts of America will begin allowing girls to join their ranks starting next year.

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  • Consider This: Picnic in the Park

    Consider This: Picnic in the Park

    Thursday, October 12 2017 12:22 PM EDT2017-10-12 16:22:24 GMT
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    It’s been a week with lots of good news stories and a couple of them are thanks to Greg Parker and the Parker’s Company commitment to making our community better.

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    It’s been a week with lots of good news stories and a couple of them are thanks to Greg Parker and the Parker’s Company commitment to making our community better.

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  • Consider This: Think Pink

    Consider This: Think Pink

    Monday, October 9 2017 9:58 AM EDT2017-10-09 13:58:58 GMT
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    Fall colors are starting to crop up all over our community, well at least the fall color of pink. From pink fountains to giant pink ribbons on buildings, to co-workers wearing the color… it’s time to once again think pink.

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    Fall colors are starting to crop up all over our community, well at least the fall color of pink. From pink fountains to giant pink ribbons on buildings, to co-workers wearing the color… it’s time to once again think pink.

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  • Consider This: Las Vegas shooting

    Consider This: Las Vegas shooting

    Monday, October 2 2017 1:03 PM EDT2017-10-02 17:03:39 GMT
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    It was fully my intention today to stand here and talk to you about October being Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast Cancer is a horrible disease that will afflict one out every eight women and kill more than 41,000 people this year alone.

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    It was fully my intention today to stand here and talk to you about October being Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast Cancer is a horrible disease that will afflict one out every eight women and kill more than 41,000 people this year alone.

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  • Consider This: United Way of the Coastal Empire

    Consider This: United Way of the Coastal Empire

    Monday, September 25 2017 4:44 PM EDT2017-09-25 20:44:18 GMT
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    A couple of weeks ago, amid the preparations for Hurricane Irma, you may have missed something that is critical to our area's recovery from such disasters. 

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    A couple of weeks ago, amid the preparations for Hurricane Irma, you may have missed something that is critical to our area's recovery from such disasters. 

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  • Consider This: Good News 9/21/17

    Consider This: Good News 9/21/17

    Thursday, September 21 2017 8:36 AM EDT2017-09-21 12:36:35 GMT
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    In the face of the disaster that was Irma, we’ve seen good news from all corners of our communities in the days since, as people are coming together to help those hit the hardest.

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    In the face of the disaster that was Irma, we’ve seen good news from all corners of our communities in the days since, as people are coming together to help those hit the hardest.

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  • Consider This: Hurricane Irma

    Consider This: Hurricane Irma

    Monday, September 18 2017 11:01 AM EDT2017-09-18 15:01:00 GMT
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    As the old adage goes, you always want to prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

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    As the old adage goes, you always want to prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

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  • Consider This: Major Hurricane Irma

    Consider This: Major Hurricane Irma

    Thursday, September 7 2017 2:36 PM EDT2017-09-07 18:36:09 GMT
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    It is déjà vu all over again for the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry as Hurricane Irma is destined to pay our region a very unwelcomed visit.

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    It is déjà vu all over again for the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry as Hurricane Irma is destined to pay our region a very unwelcomed visit.

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  • Consider This: DirecTV extension ends at midnight

    Consider This: DirecTV extension ends at midnight

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 1:47 PM EDT2017-09-05 17:47:19 GMT
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    Tuesday at 11:59 p.m., WTOC’s extended agreement with DirecTV will expire and they may drop this station from their lineup.

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    Tuesday at 11:59 p.m., WTOC’s extended agreement with DirecTV will expire and they may drop this station from their lineup.

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  • Consider This: Trying to reach agreement with DirecTV

    Consider This: Trying to reach agreement with DirecTV

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 12:16 PM EDT2017-08-30 16:16:53 GMT
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    In one day, local DirecTV viewers may experience what millions of other subscribers across the country already have and lose access to their favorite news, weather, and programming.

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    In one day, local DirecTV viewers may experience what millions of other subscribers across the country already have and lose access to their favorite news, weather, and programming.

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  • Consider This: Negotiations continue with DirecTV

    Consider This: Negotiations continue with DirecTV

    Monday, August 28 2017 9:15 AM EDT2017-08-28 13:15:43 GMT
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    In my last Consider This, I made a commitment to keep DirecTV viewers informed about ongoing negotiations to keep WTOC on their system.

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    In my last Consider This, I made a commitment to keep DirecTV viewers informed about ongoing negotiations to keep WTOC on their system.

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  • Consider This: DirecTV

    Consider This: DirecTV

    Thursday, August 24 2017 9:08 AM EDT2017-08-24 13:08:17 GMT
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    Did you know more people get their news from local broadcasters than those big national cable outlets?

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    Did you know more people get their news from local broadcasters than those big national cable outlets?

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  • Consider This: Renaming the Talmadge Bridge

    Consider This: Renaming the Talmadge Bridge

    Monday, August 21 2017 11:00 AM EDT2017-08-21 15:00:42 GMT
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    In city halls and town halls across the South, the debate over Civil War monuments is intensifying to a fever pitch. Much of the latest reactions, including the one by Savannah’s mayor and city council are being prompted in large part because of the recent violence in Charlottesville, VA.

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    In city halls and town halls across the South, the debate over Civil War monuments is intensifying to a fever pitch. Much of the latest reactions, including the one by Savannah’s mayor and city council are being prompted in large part because of the recent violence in Charlottesville, VA.

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  • Consider This: Charlottesville

    Consider This: Charlottesville

    Monday, August 14 2017 11:35 AM EDT2017-08-14 15:35:48 GMT
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    There is no place in America for bigotry and hatred. Not now, not ever. I don’t think I can state this any more clearly.

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    There is no place in America for bigotry and hatred. Not now, not ever. I don’t think I can state this any more clearly.

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  • Consider This: Good News editorial 8/10/17

    Consider This: Good News editorial 8/10/17

    Thursday, August 10 2017 2:59 PM EDT2017-08-10 18:59:32 GMT
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    It’s been a week with lots of good news stories and we begin with lawyers helping pave the path to justice for all.

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    It’s been a week with lots of good news stories and we begin with lawyers helping pave the path to justice for all.

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  • Consider This: Time to fix Hwy 80 to Tybee

    Consider This: Time to fix Hwy 80 to Tybee

    Monday, August 7 2017 10:18 AM EDT2017-08-07 14:18:50 GMT
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    One of the great allures of Savannah for residents and tourists alike is the proximity of our historic beauty to the sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean.

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    One of the great allures of Savannah for residents and tourists alike is the proximity of our historic beauty to the sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean.

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