January 14, 2007 - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

January 14, 2007

Soldiers leave for Iraq Soldiers leave for Iraq
Soldiers leave for Iraq Soldiers leave for Iraq
Toombs County fire destroys one building Toombs County fire destroys one building
Suspect arrested after three county chase Suspect arrested after three county chase

The United States Army's Third Infantry Division and the Coastal Empire was in the national spotlight this week when Katie Couric broadcast the CBS Evening News from Fort Stewart. CBS Evening News Broadcasts from Ft. Stewart  Video Couric Visits Fort Stewart

There was lots of local reaction this week to the President's plan to send additional troops to Iraq. Click here to see and hear  what people in Savannah have to say.    Locals Divided On President's Plan to Send More Troops to Iraq

The owners and employees of a 40 year old family business in Toombs County are down but not out after a fire destroyed part of the business. Crews Battle Major Fire in Toombs County Video Crews Battle Major Fire in Toombs County  Community Reacts to Massive Fire

Police chased an Effingham County  man through three counties this week after he went on a three hour crime spree that left a lot of destruction.

32-year-old Jeffrey Garrison of Guyton is charged with three counts of arson, two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, burglary, and auto theft. Multi-County Chase Caught on Tape Video  Multi-County Chase Caught on Tape.

A new project is sending some seniors back to the classroom. Senior citizens incorporated now offers programs ranging from history seminars to literature classes. Watch this video for details New Project Is Sending Seniors Back to Class

The Savannah-Chatham School board held its first meeting of the year this week. There are lots of new faces including a new president. WTOC's Brooke Kelley was at the meeting and she also met a mother who is not happy about the school uniform policy Mom Upset With Uniform Policy.

There was a tragic loss of life this week. A well known and loved school teacher was killed this week when a large truck rolled over on top of her car. School Remembers Daycare Teacher Who Died in Crash

A dispute over tips turned violent at a local pizza shop when one employee ran over a co-worker with his car. Pizza Delivery Man Accused of Hit and Run Video Pizza Delivery Man Accused of Hit and Run.

Another violent incident left two people dead on Savannah's eastside.  Police Investigate Fatal Double Shooting.  

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