Mayor of Savannah to announce new initiative on gun violence

The mayor of Savannah is hosting a news conference Friday afternoon to announce a new initiative to help prevent gun violence, according to the city.

  LIVE: Biden discusses employment; US job growth slows sharply in sign of struggles

With viral cases declining and states and localities easing restrictions, businesses have added jobs for four straight months, the Labor Department said Friday. Still, the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.1% from 6% in March.
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Remote learning still widespread even after Biden hits goal

Almost 4 in 10 students continued to take all their classes remotely, and another 2 in 10 were split between classroom and remote learning.

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  College graduations kick off this weekend with in-person ceremonies

Laws will widen private school aid, let home-schoolers play sports in Ga.

McMaster requests end to federal pandemic unemployment benefit programs

  Video captures huge flames from Effingham Co. barn fire

SC Senate passes bill allowing open carry of guns with a permit

The bill now heads back to the House for a final vote.
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Pfizer aims for full FDA approval of vaccine

That gives Pfizer and German partner BioNTech a shot at winning the first full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

  More businesses lined up for I-16, Pooler Parkway development

  School of Humanities at Juliette Gordon Low Elementary takes ‘family-friendly’ honor

  Savannah Convention Center expansion underway

  Patience tested as travelers delayed by rental car shortage

  Tybee Island feeling economic impact from movies filming in area

  Weekly work search requirements return for Ga. unemployment

  Search continues for first sea turtle nest of the season on Tybee Island

White House official speaks about Restaurant Revitalization Fund

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Some restaurant owners claim they’re having trouble finding workers during the pandemic

Some employees have left the restaurant industry for good amid the perils of the pandemic, which exposed workers to the coronavirus and uncooperative patrons.

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Gov. Kemp signs athlete compensation bill into law

Olympics ban ‘Black Lives Matter’ apparel, could punish athletes for political demonstrations

The IOC also said that slogans such as “Black Lives Matter” will not be allowed on athlete apparel at Olympic venues, though it approved using the words “peace,” “respect,” “solidarity,” “inclusion” and “equality” on T-shirts.

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Gov. Kemp signs athlete compensation bill into law

  Cancer treatment center breaks ground in Pembroke

  Glennville Sweet Onion Festival returns this weekend

  AAPI Heritage Month: Savannah attorney shares how is upbringing shaped his career

  New YMCA camp focuses on helping teens develop life skills

“A lot of times teenagers between the ages of 13 and 15 are too old for a babysitter but not old enough to work,” says Katina Smith of the YMCA, but a new summer program, Leaders In Training, is seeking to change that and prepare teens for what's next.
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Texas family praises how officers handled 911 call over kids playing with Nerf guns

A Texas family is praising how police handled things when someone called 911 on their kids playing with Nerf guns.

  SC reports 373 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths

Gov. Kemp signs cocktails to-go into law in Ga.

SC Senate rejects open carry of guns without permits

New voting law impacts on Savannah’s film industry