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Changes coming to fire fees for unincorporated Chatham Co. residents

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – Chatham County leaders will be meeting this week to figure out the logistics of fully funding Chatham Emergency Services. A new resolution says it will no longer be optional for people in unincorporated Chatham County to pay a fire fee. Chuck Kearns, the CEO of Chatham Emergency Services calls this decision… Keep Reading

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As filmmaker and writer Nora Ephron said during a ’96 commencement address at Wellesley College, “Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead.” If that’s the case, high school may be one of the greatest dress rehearsals of all. It’s a place where students explore their interests, dive into… Keep Reading

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Coastal Georgia county to tax residents for fire service

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Leaders of coastal Georgia’s largest county will tax residents in unincorporated areas to provide fire service, abandoning a plan to try to force people to pay what have been voluntary subscriptions. The Savannah Morning News reports that Chatham County commissioners voted Friday to cover $11.5 million in costs of Chatham Fire,… Keep Reading

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TSPLOST, health care, education: Business community lists priorities for Georgia Legislature

Savannah’s statehouse delegation members laid out their plans for the coming legislative session on Wednesday, with nods toward Medicaid and health care coverage expansion and another penny sales tax initiative, this one to assist with transit. The “Eggs and Issues” event, hosted by the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, is an annual forum involving Chatham County’s two state… Keep Reading

Energy Assistance Program open to low-income Chatham County residents

CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTGS) — Chatham County’s Economic Development Authority (EOA) started up phase two of its Winter Energy Assistance Program to help low-income families make it through the colder months. This biannual assistance program opened up to Chatham County’s senior citizens in November and starting December 1, they will accept applications from all qualifying low-income… Keep Reading

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Need heating bill help? EOA opening appointments to Chatham County residents

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Economic Opportunity Authority (EOA) will open up phone lines Wednesday night to schedule appointments for this year’s heating assistance program. Qualifying seniors had a few opportunities to sign up for appointments in recent weeks, and now non-senior residents in Chatham County will have the chance. Continue Reading on Keep Reading

Shelter From the Rain benefit show Dec. 5

Kick-off the holiday season and get in the spirit with Shelter From the Rain as they host their 5th annual Christmas Show at The Savannah Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 7:00 pm.  This live holiday show benefits single mothers and their children in need in our area.  “It is always a very fun event… Keep Reading

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