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    Chatham County police officers participate in nationwide lip sync challenge

    Saturday, July 14 2018 9:54 PM EDT2018-07-15 01:54:17 GMT
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    (Source: Chatham County Police Department)(Source: Chatham County Police Department)
    In response to police departments around the country creating lip sync videos, the Chatham County Police Department shared a video on Friday of Officers Castro and Solomon performing "Shake It Off" by Nick Kroll and Reese Witherspoon.  Police departments across the United States have posted videos under the hashtag #LipSyncChallenge.  Copyright 2018 WTOC. All rights reserved.  More >>
    In response to police departments around the country creating lip sync videos, the Chatham County Police Department shared a video on Friday of Officers Castro and Solomon performing "Shake It Off" by Nick Kroll and Reese Witherspoon.  Police departments across the United States have posted videos under the hashtag #LipSyncChallenge.  Copyright 2018 WTOC. All rights reserved.  More >>
  • Tybee Island residents celebrate 6th and final prom

    Tybee Island residents celebrate 6th and final prom

    Saturday, July 14 2018 10:59 PM EDT2018-07-15 02:59:49 GMT
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    Tybee Island residents came together on Saturday for the 6th and final Tybee Prom. This year's theme was Swan Song and the night's colors were silver, black, and white. There was a large crowd for the signature evening of music, dancing, eating and most importantly, raising money for animals. Proceeds from the night will be going towards the Islands Feral Cat Project, as well as other animal rescue organizations. "Tonight the beneficiary is the Islands Feral Cat proje...More >>
    Tybee Island residents came together on Saturday for the 6th and final Tybee Prom. This year's theme was Swan Song and the night's colors were silver, black, and white. There was a large crowd for the signature evening of music, dancing, eating and most importantly, raising money for animals. Proceeds from the night will be going towards the Islands Feral Cat Project, as well as other animal rescue organizations. "Tonight the beneficiary is the Islands Feral Cat proje...More >>
  • Bacon County Fire Chief arrested on charge of simple battery

    Bacon County Fire Chief arrested on charge of simple battery

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    The Bacon County Sheriff says James Taylor was arrested and charged with simple battery last weekend. 

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    The Bacon County Sheriff says James Taylor was arrested and charged with simple battery last weekend. 

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

With her son by her side and a standing room only crowd at the Civic Center, Edna Jackson officially because the 65th mayor of Savannah Tuesday night.

"My first mission as mayor will be to unify our council...to continue the progress that has been made so far," Jackson told the crowd.

After a year of ups and downs and turf battles, Jackson promised the crowd that this is a new beginning.

"We must come to the table as equals...seeking the common good which is in our hands. We must work and earn the respect of this community," Jackson said.

Four new alderman were also sworn in Tuesday night. Carol Bell, Tom Bordeaux, John Hall, and Estella Shabazz will all be new faces on the city council.

"For the first time in history, we are a council with a female majority," Alderman Tony Thomas said.

Mayor Jackson says her top priorities will be jobs and public safety. But through it all...she promises to promote Savannah as a good place to do business.

"We must be open and transparent in dealings on the public's behalf. I pledge that our city will be customer friendly with our citizens, businesses, and media," Jackson said.

The new council will have their first meeting next week.

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    Sunday, July 15 2018 4:15 PM EDT2018-07-15 20:15:28 GMT
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    Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp are in South Carolina this week battling for votes ahead of the runoff election. 

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  • Rincon names interim police chief, starts search for permanent leader

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    A Rincon Police lieutenant will lead the department while the city searches for a new police chief. 

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