Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Shooting on Lavinia Road

Posted By on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 10:31 AM

Police are investigating the shooting of Dijon McCall, 25, on Monday, Feb. 27 in the 700 block of Lavinia Rd.

"At about 7:30 p.m., Metro officers responded to Lavinia Road, finding McCall with non-life threatening injuries. He was transported to the hospital for treatment, and later released," police report.

"Detectives are working to determine the actual circumstances leading up to the shooting. Detectives believe this was not a random incident and believe risky behavior to be a factor."

The suspect(s) in this shooting were reportedly driving a black SUV, police say.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Double shooting on the Westside

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 4:59 PM

Police are investigating a double shooting that occurred in west Savannah at Rogers Street and Kirkland Street around 11:45 a.m. on Friday February 24.

Upon arrival officers located a two shooting victims, Jaret Jackson, 29, and Tewanna Ferbee, 49.

"The male was suffering life threatening injuries. The female victim was suffering non-life threatening injuries. Both victims were taken to local hospitals," police say.

"The shooting does not appear to be random. It appears that the shooting may be the culmination of a verbal altercation. The suspect(s) fled the area before officers arrived," police say.

Suspects in auto break-ins sought

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 10:27 AM


The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Island Precinct detectives ask for the public’s help identifying two suspects who broke into cars and stole a car at a tow yard on Thursday, Feb. 16.

"Metro responded to the 2300 block of Skidaway Road at approximately 2:00 p.m. Reportedly, two suspects kicked down a portion of the tow yard’s fence, gaining access to the premises. They proceeded to enter several vehicles on the lot. The suspects entered a brown 1992 Ford F-150, before fleeing in the vehicle," police report.

Both suspects are described as black males in their teens. During the incident, one suspect wore a red hooded sweatshirt over a white collared shirt and khaki pants. The other suspect wore a black jacket, white collared shirt and khaki shorts.

Georgia Ports Authority claims busiest January in its history

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 10:23 AM

The Georgia Ports Authority achieved "outstanding January results, with double-digit growth across all business sectors and a 26 percent increase in total tonnage," says a GPA spokesperson.

"The Port of Savannah is unrivaled in its connectivity into the heartland of the U.S. and the service excellence that port customers enjoy," said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch.

Lynch credited those "supply chain efficiencies" for the record 3 million tons of cargo GPA moved in January, up 623,504 tons compared to the same month a year ago.

Containerized trade saw growth, with 331,468 twenty-foot equivalent units crossing the docks at the Port of Savannah, up 16.2 percent, or 46,167 TEUs.

"Of that trade, loaded containers accounted for approximately 268,000 TEUs, also a record," according to GPA.

The increase in loaded containers contributed to an improvement in container tonnage of 22.1 percent (465,710 tons), for a total of 2.57 million tons for the month.

At the Port of Brunswick, bulk cargo more than doubled to 235,802 tons in January, an increase of 125,998 tons. Meanwhile, breakbulk cargo handled at Ocean Terminal in Savannah and at the Mayor's Point and Colonel's Island terminals in Brunswick grew by 17.7 percent to 211,575 tons, an increase of 31,796 tons.

Roll-on/Roll-off trade improved by 7 percent, with 52,778 units of cars, trucks and tractors moving across GPA docks in January, an increase of 3,389 vehicles compared to last year.

"The phenomenal growth at Georgia's ports speaks to the powerful, vibrant economy of Georgia and the Southeastern U.S.," said GPA Board Chairman Jimmy Allgood. "As we continue to expand our transportation infrastructure through a deeper harbor, the largest crane fleet of any U.S. terminal, unmatched interstate connections and a mega-terminal for rail, you will see our ports continue to capture market share and bring new business to the state."

City offering St. Patrick's Day parking spot pre-sale

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 10:20 AM

Beginning Monday, February 27 at 8 a.m. Mobility & Parking Services will offer a pre-sale of parking spaces for the St. Patrick’s Day celebration (Thursday, March 16; Friday, March 17; Saturday, March 18; and Sunday, March 19).

The pre-sale will include parking spaces at two locations:

· Curtis V. Cooper Parking Lot – located at 122 Barr Street (between East President Street and East Broughton Street). Directly behind the Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care Center. There are 53 parking spaces available to be purchased.

· Visitors Center Parking Lot – located at 301 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. There are 298 parking spaces available to be purchased. There is space available for motor homes at this location only.

The cost of the parking space will be $20.00 per day. To purchase a space, visit the Mobility and Parking Services offices within the Bryan Street Parking Garage at 100 East Bryan Street or call (912) 651-6470.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Hostage standoff ends with arrest, no injuries

Posted By on Sat, Feb 18, 2017 at 1:20 PM

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police officers "responded to a welfare check in the Chapel Lakes subdivision at approximately 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18. Arriving officers attempting to contact the residents heard a loud noise and an impact to the front door which officers believed to be a gunshot," police report today.

Several attempts to contact the residents were unsuccessful. "Due to the nature of the call, the SWAT Team and Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT) were called to the scene. Negotiators made phone contact with the male resident of the home. In addition to the male, a woman and her three children were inside the residence. The male would not allow the woman or children to leave," police say.

After negotiations reached an impasse, a decision to enter the house was reached. SWAT entered the residence rescued the hostages and arrested the suspect. No one was injured in the incident.

"The children and mother were taken to a local hospital to be checked. The male, 31-year-old Kevin Reevey, was charged with Aggravated Assault and Possession of Marijuana and was transported to CCDC," police say. More charges could be pending.

Double homicide in Yamacraw; third victim has serious injuries

Posted By on Sat, Feb 18, 2017 at 11:11 AM

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating a triple shooting that occurred in Yamacraw Village.

"Officers responded to a 911 call of a shooting in Yamacraw Village at approximately 10:28 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17. Upon arrival officers located a three shooting victims inside an apartment," police say.

"Two of the victims were deceased, a third was suffering serious injuries. The third victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance."

The deceased victims have been identified as Tori Plummer, 35, and Erick Lawrence, 25. The third victim is Dennis Harris, 27.

The shooting does not appear to be random, police say. Police add that drugs appear to be related. The suspect(s) fled the area before officers arrived.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

17-year-old shot, killed on Pennsylvania Avenue

Posted By on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 6:21 PM

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the homicide of 17-year-old Tristan Gray that occurred on Savannah’s Eastside.

"Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the area of Pennsylvania Ave. and California Ave. at approximately 11:56 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16," police say.

"Upon arrival officers located a shooting victim. The victim, 17, was transported to the hospital by ambulance where he succumbed to his injuries."

The shooting does not appear to be random, police say, adding that "The suspect(s) fled the area before officers arrived."

City Council to reconsider The Stage On Bay liquor license

Posted By on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 3:25 PM

The controversial bid of The Stage On Bay to acquire an alcoholic beverage license — previously denied by City Council after neighborhood opposition — will be reconsidered at Council's regular March 2 meeting.

Alderman John Hall, citing previous legal cases lost by the City of Savannah, made the initial motion for Council to take up the license again. That motion was approved 7-2.

Alderman Hall made a second motion to vote to approve or deny the license at today's meeting. Mayor Eddie DeLoach, however, amended the motion to move the vote to the March 2 meeting, citing a desire to allow the Hudson Hill neighborhood to again speak on the matter if residents would like.

C-SPAN2 set for live segments at Savannah Book Festival

Posted By on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 12:24 PM

This Saturday, Feb. 18, BookTV on C-SPAN2 will be live from the 10th Annual Savannah Book Festival, the network says.

There will be live author programs and C-SPAN2 will take viewer calls during call-in segments with the following authors:

· John Tamny, Who Needs the Fed?
· William Daugherty, In the Shadow of the Ayatollah
· Gerri Willis, Rich is not a FOUR- Letter Word
· Dan Slater, Wolf Boys

Featured Author Programs will include:

· John Tamny, Who Needs the Fed?
· Cassandra King (presenting her late husband's book) A Lowcountry Heart by Pat Conroy
· Terry McDonnell, The Accidental Life
· William Daugherty, In the Shadow of the Ayatollah
· Gerri Willis, Rich is not a FOUR- Letter Word
· Dan Slater, Wolf Boys

BookTV's LIVE programming will air from 9am to 4pm ET and re-air on Sunday at 12am ET.

This is the link.

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