The city's former police chief is blasted in a third-party investigation into police operations. Willie Lovett resigned in September amid sexual harassment allegations. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into possible criminal violations.
Savannah is taking off as a beer town. And that's prompting officials to take a new look at the city's drinking laws. Savannah is one of the few cities where people can drink downtown in public year-round.
The Savannah Police Department is starting its first-ever all-volunteer unit. The city's police chief told members of City Council on Thursday that reserve officers will have all the same training and certifications as regular officers. But they won't be paid.
Savannah became one of the first police forces in the South to desegregate its police force. It happened in 1947. Among the first nine black officers hired on May first of that year, John White is the last surviving member.
Savannah area police and sheriff's deputies say they rounded more than 200 pounds of expired and unwanted drugs as part of a national sweep. The prescription and over-the-counter drugs were collected Saturday as part of an event sponsored by the national Drug Enforcement Administration.
The man who shot a viral video showing the beach on Tybee Island littered with trash last year says he hopes that he won't be making a sequel this weekend. The video was shot after Orange Crush, an informally-arranged spring break mainly for African-American college students. This year's Orange Crush is Saturday.
After five fatal crashes and hundreds of accidents in the last 14 months, Interstate 516 in Chatham County is falling under the scrutiny of Georgia's Department of Transportation. Savannah Traffic Engineering Director Michael Weiner requested the investigation. He says the collaboration between state and local law enforcement is necessary to fix the problems.