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January 7, 2007

New 7% Sales Tax New 7% Sales Tax
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The first week of the new year started with a new tax for residents of Chatham County. Chatham County voters approved the one cent special purpose local option sales tax for education, in September. For the details click here ESPLOST Penny Sales Tax Goes Into Effect  ESPLOST Penny Tax Goes into Effect

It was also a week of violence that kept police busy day and night. Shootout Leads to Savannah's First Murder of 2007 Suspects Identified in Deadly Triple Shooting  Search for Shooting Suspect Results in Chase Through Savannah    One Suspect in Custody in Savannah Triple Shooting

Tuesday was an emotional day as America said goodbye to our 38th president, Gerald Ford. Former President Memorialized at National Cathedral Video Former President Memorialized at National Cathedral

There were several stories this week concerning Savannah-Chatham police Chief Michael Berkow. Search Firm Offers Answers for Berkow Background  Commission Won't Ask for New Background Check on Berkow  Commission Won't Ask for New Background Check on Berkow 

It's the beginning of a new era for the Savannah-Chatham County school system. The board of education held its 2007 oath of office ceremony Wednesday night. New School Board Members Sworn In

We also heard the story of  forty-nine-year-old Priscilla DeVoe who needs a double lung transplant to save her life. Disease Slowly Robbing Mother of Life  Video Disease Slowly Robbing Mother of Life

After some executive pressure from Governor Sonny Perdue, more that 500 small towns are back on the map. Governor Perdue Asks for Small Towns to Be Returned to State Map

We also found out this week a local telecommunications company will be sold. Local Telecom Co. May Change Hands

Savannah's first ever crime summit was held this Friday as police, and other crime fighting agencies got together to map out a strategy for reducing crime in our community. Savannah's Crime Down in 2006; Chief Mapping Out Strategy for 2007.


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