Savannah State University kicked off the new semester today with a new person in charge. Interim President Kimberly Ballard-Washington will stay on campus until a permanent leader is hired, most likely by next year.
The Beaufort County School District said in a statement on Sunday that students and faculty at Okatie Elementary will begin the new school year after an air-quality test found low particulate levels from a smoldering trash pile nearby.
The Long County Board of Commissioners has approved final plans for a subdivision in the county. The county administrator says there are three new subdivisions popping up in the county near Highway 57, Palmer Road and Rye Patch Road.
Representative Carl Gilliard, along with Savannah Technical College, and a local cleaning company held a hiring event on Saturday in Garden City. Gilliard says this is an effort to focus on helping to eliminate poverty in the area.
The 2019-2020 school year is the first full school year the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office will use cameras attached to some school busses to catch people breaking the law. WTOC’s Romney Smith investigates how successful the program has been so far and exactly how it works.
One Jasper County school has an unusual situation it has to take into consideration for the start of school this year, and that’s the massive pile of debris about a mile from campus that has been burning for weeks.
There are more than 36,000 items that are considered backlogged in state crime labs. That is evidence that is in the lab 30 days without being tested. There is good news; that backlog did shrink by about 200 items in the last month.