Friday, February 28, 2014

Homeless camp clean-up tomorrow

Posted By on Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 12:53 PM

The City of Savannah will join local organizations for a community clean-up of two homeless located beneath local overpasses this Saturday. The volunteers will be removing litter and debris from the area.

"Police have met with members of the homeless community, and are receiving cooperation to increase sanitary conditions in these areas," a City spokesman says.

It happens Saturday morning, March 1, at Louisville Road just east of I-516. Signs will be posted.

The partnership involves the City of Savannah, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, Savannah State University, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah College of Art & Design, People Helping People, Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless, Savannah Christian Church and St. Michael’s Church.

One dead, two held after huge pile-up on Islands Expressway

Posted By on Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 11:36 AM

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a five-vehicle pile-up that killed a Savannah man late Thursday night.

Jose E. Cuervo III, 26, was "killed instantly when the 2008 Nissan Sentra he was driving collided with a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe on Islands Expressway just west of Highway 80 about 10:30 p.m. A third vehicle was struck by debris from the collision. Two others collided behind the crash," police say.

Two occupants of the Tahoe, Randall L. Caruthers II, 30, and Kenneth R. Rosen, 23, were detained by Metro Police. Caruthers was transported to Memorial University Medical Center after complaining of ailments after the crash. Each told police the other was driving.

A 65-year-old Townsend, GA, man escaped injury when the 2006 Scion XA he was driving was struck by debris. A 58-year-old Savannah woman was transported "for reports of pain after the 2007 Ford Mustang she was driving struck a Hyundai Sonata that had stopped for the crash." The 24-year-old woman driving the Sonata was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

The Tahoe had been traveling west bound on Islands Expressway when the driver lost control and crossed the median, striking the eastbound Nissan. The other vehicles were eastbound behind the Nissan.

Police continue to investigate to identify the driver of the Tahoe. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Kingston to appear on CNN's 'Crossfire' Thursday

Posted By on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Congressman Jack Kingston of Savannah, who is running for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seate, will appear on CNN’s Crossfire at 6:30 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, February 27 alongside former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich "to discuss the issues of the day," a campaign spokesman says.

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Habitat Savannah to dedicate 126th home

Posted By on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Savannah’s Habitat for Humanity, along with its homeowner families, partners and volunteers, invites the public to celebrate the purchase of a Habitat Savannah home by the newest homeowners, the Foster family.

A brief dedication ceremony will conclude with the transfer the home’s keys to the purchasing family. Scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 8, 2014 at 1 pm, the event will take place at 1509 Reynolds St.

All partner families complete 350 "sweat equity hours, contributing to the completion of their and other Habitat homes," a spokesperson says. Habitat Savannah sells those homes at no profit, providing families with a 30-year term mortgage at 0% interest rate, "to further increase the affordability of its housing stock."

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Midtown Miracle Garden seeks donations, volunteers

Posted By on Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Midtown Miracle Community Garden has an immediate need for donations of ground fill and landscaping materials and volunteers to prepare the lot, and create the free garden boxes that will benefit Second Harvest's fresh lunch program currently serving 3,800 children daily.

The first drop off is all week and work party is this weekend: Saturday and Sunday, March 1 & 2, 9AM to noon
at the Midtown Miracle lot on Abercorn and E. 64th Street.

For the wish list or to RSVP for the Work Party contact on Facebook: Midtown Miracle Community Garden
E-Mail: MStarArts@gmail.com or call Carol Greenberg (912-352-1238).

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Human remains found on West 42nd

Posted By on Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Police are investigating human remains found beneath an abandoned house in the 600 block of West 42nd Street today.

A tip from Crimestoppers directed police to the house where police found remains of the body that had been deceased for many years.

The remains have been transported to the Georgia State Crime Lab for identification.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

Two arrested in Broughton shootings

Posted By on Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police arrested two suspects in Downtown Savannah shootings that occurred early Sunday morning.

Rajed Ervin, 22, of the 2200 block of Mason Drive, was detained Sunday morning near the scene. Sean Brooks, 24, of the 2200 block of East 38th Street,was arrested Monday morning at his residence. Both are charged with aggravated assault.

They are believed to be involved with shootings on the 200 block of East Broughton Street just after 1 a.m., Sunday, that left a 25-year-old male and a 19-year-old female with non-life threatening wounds.

Patrol officers were called to Club Dosha on the 100 block to break up a fight when shots were fired.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shootings.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

A confidential Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Teri Schell honored by Georgia Organics

Posted By on Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Georgia’s organic agriculture community honored Savannah's Teri Schell at the 17th annual Georgia Organics conference this weekend, which brought over 1,000 attendees to Jekyll Island.

Schell received the Barbara Petit Pollinator Award, which honors an individual or organization for outstanding community leadership in Georgia’s sustainable farming and food movement.

Teri Schell
  • Teri Schell

As a founding member of the Forsyth Farmers' Market, Schell has been on the ground floor of the Savannah’s good food community, and as co-chair of the recently formed Savannah Chatham Food Policy Council, her passion and knowledge continue to grow that movement.

“She quietly and doggedly keeps all these pieces moving because of her passion for equality and lucky for folks in this room she uses her love of food as the framework for change,” said award presenter Kristin Russell, owner of The Sentient Bean coffeehouse.

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Recycle your electronics Saturday

Posted By on Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 6:41 PM

This Saturday, March 1, residents can recycle their old TVs, computers and other electronics and help clean up a neighborhood during the kick off to the four-month-long Great Savannah Cleanup.

Events include:

9 a.m.: Great Savannah Cleanup Kickoff begins in Wells Park at 39th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Cuyler-Brownville. Residents from the neighborhood, along with volunteers from civic organizations, will help pick up trash, remove graffiti, weed and mulch trees. Residents can also receive a free health screening at the event.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: E-Recycling event held at 38th and MLK Boulevard. Sponsored by IMS Electronics, residents can recycle most home electronics, including computers, televisions, monitors, cell phones, fax machines, printers and small appliances.

The Great Savannah Cleanup runs from March 1 through June 30, and is sponsored by the City of Savannah and Keep Savannah Beautiful in coordination with the Great American Cleanup. During the Great Savannah Cleanup, residents and businesses throughout Savannah are encouraged to help organize their own neighborhood cleanups. If residents provide labor, the City will provide bags and gloves, then collect and dispose of the bags of trash.

To organize a neighborhood cleanup, contact Keep Savannah Beautiful Coordinator Nathaniel Glover at 651-1967.

Project DeRenne public meeting Tuesday

Posted By on Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 6:18 PM

The public is invited to join City of Savannah Citizen Office staff and members of City Council for a meeting regarding Project DeRenne at 6 p.m., Tuesday, February 25, in the Eckburg Auditorium, Goodman Hall, Savannah Technical College-Savannah Campus, 5717 White Bluff Road.

The public is encouraged to attend. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

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