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Chatham County-owned roads slated for improvements, widenings

Fueled by the region’s residential and port growth, state and local governments are pouring millions of tax dollars into infrastructure improvements. That means roadwork. Lots of it.  Using dollars from the statewide Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax fund, Chatham County is pursuing several transportation improvements, including repaving McCorkle Trail and adding sidewalks to U.S.… Keep Reading

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Chatham Area Transit launches vehicle donation program

CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTGS) — Chatham Area Transit (CAT) is doing its part in helping with unmet public transportation needs in the area. Communications manager Eric Curl said CAT will donate vehicles that they can no longer use, to non-profit organizations in Chatham County. The first vehicle being donated seats 14 passengers, plus the driver. “This… Keep Reading

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Free vaccination event targets Savannah’s Black community

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Savannah’s Armor Up initiative is fighting an uphill battle to get more people in Chatham County vaccinated, especially in the Black community. Just under 43% of the county’s Black population has had at least one vaccine dose. That’s the lowest of any of the county’s racial groups. “Our mission is to educate,… Keep Reading

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For Chatham Hospital’s staff, frustrations abound

SILER CITY — From the desk in his office at Chatham Hospital, Eric Wolak sees a glimmer of hope when talking about the COVID-19 pandemic. The recent surge has slowed a bit, vaccinations are on the uptick and the few “breakthrough” cases the hospital has treated have been minor. But the frustration that Wolak —… Keep Reading

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Automated automobile tag renewal kiosks now in Chatham County

Georgia drivers know waiting in line to renew vehicle tags can be both time consuming and anxiety-ridden.  Thanks to work by the Chatham Co. Tax Commissioner’s office, Savannah drivers won’t have to wait more than a couple of minutes to renew their tags with the new automated automobile tag renewal kiosks in Chatham County.  Similar… Keep Reading

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Rain brings more flooded roads to Coastal Empire & Lowcountry

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) —Heavy rain continues Wednesday for the Coastal Empire and the Lowcountry. According to Storm Team 3, an additional 2-4″ possible in the Lowcountry, 1-2″ near the Savannah metro, much less west of I-95. Storm Team 3 reminds everyone that flash flooding is the #1 severe weather related cause of death, mostly as… Keep Reading

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Violence, gang commission to invest resources in Chatham County teens

CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) — A violence and gang commission is pledging to invest resources to reduce crime among teens in Chatham County. The Chatham County Gang Prevention and Intervention Commission held a meeting Monday morning on Zoom and heard from police departments detailing the recent uptick in teen crime. “You’re not a snitch by… Keep Reading

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