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Chatham County residents want more investment in walking, biking infrastructure

The survey conducted for the new Plan 2040 revealed deep dissatisfaction among Savannah and Chatham County residents about transportation, especially the quality of bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure. The updated comprehensive plan, which was prepared by the Metropolitan Planning Commission, might be rubber stamped by the Chatham County Commission and Savannah City Council in October, but both bodies should… Keep Reading

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Chatham County Health Department Admin gives COVID-19 update to County Commission

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – The top administrator at the Chatham County Health Department weighed in today after following the President Biden’s announcement regarding vaccine and testing mandates for certain sectors of health care workers, federal employees and private business. Chatham County Health Department Administrator Dr. Chris Rustin says at this point it’s too early to… Keep Reading

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Chatham County hosts symposium to combat climate change

CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTGS) — Chatham County is taking efforts to combat climate change and sea-level rise with a symposium set to take place Tuesday, Sept. 14. On Friday, Chatham County Chairman Chester Ellis said that county government officials and agencies are watching the increase in extreme weather events around the world, and they want… Keep Reading

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Drug-soaked letters lead to electronic mail policy at Chatham County jail

Chatham County jailors take many steps to keep drugs out of their 2,000-bed facility — even down to limiting how those incarcerated there receive mail. Staff at the local detention center have intercepted letters and envelopes addressed to inmates that are laced with fentanyl, a synthetic and inexpensive opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine,… Keep Reading

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