New data shows as many people have died from opioid-related overdoses so far this year in Chatham County as did for the entire year of 2020. Officials say drug cartels are taking advantage of the ongoing border crisis, and flooding drugs into the U.S.
Those against a proposal to build a homeless shelter in West Savannah near the site of the historic Weeping Time slave auction have raised money and brought a new name on-board to help them with their efforts.
After nearly four weeks, the City of Savannah shared with WTOC how it plans to determine if the land in-question for a proposed homeless shelter is the site of the Weeping Time slave auction - the largest recorded sale of enslaved people in U.S. history.
About a dozen neighbors in Beaufort County were unable to drive anywhere after a large tree fell blocking the only road out of their neighborhood this week. It happened after Saturday night’s severe weather. Neighbors weren’t able to drive out for two days.
Forsyth Park is one of the oldest municipal parks in the country, but the planning process hasn’t been without some contention as neighborhood groups try to understand their voice in the process. That’s led to questions about the planning efforts and the civic group leading it.
There has been a lot of debate in the past decade about photo I.D.’s., Voter I.D., Real I.D., and when you need an I.D. But the issue for many older people in South Carolina and Georgia isn’t the I.D., it’s that they don’t have a birth certificate.
WTOC has confirmed the Savannah city council plans to vote on a proposal by the Salvation Army to build a multi-million-dollar transitional housing homeless shelter off Augusta Avenue in West Savannah.
After months of debate, the West Savannah community could soon learn the fate of what has become a highly-debated proposal by the Salvation Army to build a transitional housing homeless shelter off of Augusta Avenue.
More people now than in the past are living under bridges or in the woods, often in filthy conditions. Homeless prevention groups say the number of rogue camps in the Savannah area has grown to 39. The most they have seen in years.
WTOC Investigates has confirmed an alderwoman on the Savannah City Council who has fought against the Salvation Army of Savannah’s efforts to build a new homeless shelter in West Savannah has ties to a proposal for the same land.
Coastal Health District Director Dr. Lawton Davis says in just a matter of months, a coronavirus variant from the United Kingdom - also known as B.1.1.7 - could become the dominant strain in Georgia and South Carolina.