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Posted on: June 9, 2020

City Enters Phase One of Reopening Plan

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The first phase of our plan focuses on resuming high-priority services to include Residential Recycling and Yard Waste Pickup Services. These services were temporarily suspended as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and in an effor...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Restaurant and Bar Outdoor Dining Permitting

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Any restaurant or bar seeking to use the public right-of-way for outdoor dining during the COVID-19 Pandemic must submit an application to the Office of Special Events, Film and Tourism. 

The application can be found HERE.

Applicants should also pr...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

National Search For New City Manager Begins

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The award-winning City of Savannah, Georgia (estimated 2020 population 146,440) is recruiting nationally for a City Manager with the courage to lead and has a verifiable and highly successful track record in a full-service local government with finance, p...

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City Highlights
Posted on: October 17, 2019

View All the Upcoming SPLOST 7 Projects!

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Note:  After SPLOST 7 revenue collections exceed $420 million, the next $10 million will be allocated as follows:

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Mayor Johnson, City Manager Monahan and Chief Minter to attend District Attorney’s press conference

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Aug. 12, 2020

For Immediate Release

Mayor Johnson, City Manager Monahan and Chief Minter to attend District Attorney’s press conference

Savannah Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, City Manager Pat Monahan, and Police Chief Roy Minter will atte...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Savannah wins Georgia Smart Communities Challenge grant

Media AnnouncementAug. 6, 2020For Immediate Release

Savannah wins Georgia Smart Communities Challenge grant

Today, Georgia Tech announced the City of Savannah as a 2020 Georgia Smart Communities Challenge winner. The award provides the city’s Hous...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Mayor Johnson elected to Georgia Municipal Association Board, Legislative Policy Council

Media AnnouncementAugust 5, 2020For Immediate Release

 

Mayor Johnson elected to Georgia Municipal Association Board, Legislative Policy Council

Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, will serve on the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Board of Directors as on...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Alderwomen Gibson-Carter, Miller Blakely to host virtual town hall

Media AnnouncementAugust 5, 2020For Immediate Release

Alderwomen Gibson-Carter, Miller Blakely to host virtual town hall

 

Alderwoman Kesha Gibson-Carter, post one at large, and Alderwoman Alicia Miller Blakely, post two at large, will host a virtual...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: July 31, 2020

COVID-19 testing site at Temple of Glory to close today

Media AnnouncementJuly 31, 2020For Immediate Release

 

COVID-19 testing site at Temple of Glory to close today

Due to travel concerns for visiting healthcare professionals from New York related to Hurricane Isaias, the COVID-19 testing site at Temple...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Mayor Johnson announces Housing Savannah taskforce

Media AnnouncementJuly 30, 2020For Immediate Release

 

Mayor Johnson announces Housing Savannah taskforce

Today, Mayor Van R. Johnson, II announced the formation of the Housing Savannah taskforce today.

The group will investigate and develop an action...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Mayor Johnson urges Congress to include local governments in COVID-19 relief package

Media AnnouncementJuly 28, 2020For Immediate Release

 

Mayor Johnson urges Congress to include local governments in COVID-19 relief package

Today, Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, joined fellow members of the National League of Cities and the U.S. Conferenc...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Public invited to millage rate hearings

Media AnnouncementJuly 23, 2020For Immediate Release

 

Public invited to millage rate hearings

The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah are considering adopting a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by .92 percent over...

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2020 Tax Digest and Five Year History City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: July 22, 2020

Mayor Johnson to announce racial equity and leadership taskforce

Media AnnouncementJuly 22, 2020For Immediate Release

 

Mayor Johnson to announce racial equity and leadership taskforce

Mayor Van R. Johnson, II and former Mayor Dr. Otis Johnson will announce the formation of the Savannah Racial Equity and ...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: July 20, 2020

Mayor Johnson, joined by Gov. Cuomo, announces New York State to establish two church testing sites

Media AnnouncementJuly 20, 2020For Immediate Release

Mayor Johnson, joined by Gov. Cuomo, announces New York State to establish two church testing sites in Savannah COVID-19 hotspots

Mayor Van R. Johnson, II and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New ...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: July 20, 2020

Mayor Johnson to make announcement with New York Gov. Cuomo

Media AnnouncementJuly 20, 2020For Immediate Release

 

Mayor Johnson to make announcement with New York Gov. Cuomo

Mayor Van R. Johnson, II will hold a media availability today at approximately 1:30 p.m. with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to announce pa...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Recorder’s Court closed due to COVID-19

Media AnnouncementJuly 14, 2020For Immediate Release

Recorder’s Court closed due to COVID-19

Due to positive COVID-19 tests of two Recorder’s Court employees, all operations have ceased out of an abundance of caution, except for first app...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Mayor Johnson to announce LGBTQ+ taskforce

Media AnnouncementJuly 14, 2020For Immediate Release

 

Mayor Johnson to announce LGBTQ+ taskforce

SAVANNAH, GA (July 14, 2020) — Mayor Van R. Johnson, II will hold a news conference on Wednesday, July 15 at 10 a.m. at City Hall to introduce...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Applications now open for 2021 arts and culture funding program

Media AnnouncementJuly 10, 2020For Immediate Release

 

Applications now open for 2021 arts and culture funding program

SAVANNAH, GA (July 10, 2020) — The City’s Art and Culture Enrichment Program (ACE) is now accepting application...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: July 10, 2020

2021 Community Partnership Program request for proposals

Media AnnouncementJuly 10, 2020For Immediate Release

 

2021 Community Partnership Program request for proposals

 

SAVANNAH, GA (July 10, 2020) — The City of Savannah’s Community Partnership Program is now accepting applica...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Mayor Johnson announces re-entry taskforce

Media AnnouncementJuly 8, 2020For Immediate Release

 

Mayor Johnson announces re-entry taskforce

SAVANNAH, GA (July 8, 2020) — Today, Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, announced the formation of a re-entry taskforce to help formerly incarcerated in...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Mayor Johnson signs emergency order requiring face coverings in City of Savannah

Media AnnouncementJune 30, 2020For Immediate Release 

Mayor Johnson signs emergency order requiring face coverings in City of SavannahView the full order here

SAVANNAH, GA (June 30, 2020) — Today, Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, signed an emerg...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Mayor Johnson accepts President Obama’s challenge to review police policies

Media Announcement

June 4, 2020

For Immediate Release

 

Mayor Johnson accepts President Obama’s challenge to review police policies 

SAVANNAH, GA (June 4, 2020) — Mayor Van R. Johnson, II is accepting President Obama&r...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Mills B. Lane Boulevard closure extended

Media AnnouncementJune 4, 2020For Immediate Release 

Mills B. Lane Boulevard closure extended

SAVANNAH, GA (June 4, 2020) — Mills B. Lane Boulevard will remain closed to thru traffic between Erickson Drive and Ross Road until Friday, June...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: May 31, 2020

Update: Curfew Lifted as of 6-1-20

Media ReleaseMay 31, 2020For Immediate Release

UPDATE: Curfew Lifted as of  6-1-20

Mayor Johnson announces citywide curfew beginning at 8:30 tonight

SAVANNAH, GA (May 31, 2020) — 

Mayor Van R. Johnson, II has announced the implemen...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Eateries to promote social distancing, SPD to increase enforcement

Media AnnouncementMay 21, 2020For Immediate Release

Eateries to promote social distancing, SPD to increase enforcement 

SAVANNAH, GA (May 21, 2020) — As Savannah’s economy reopens, the City of Savannah is encouraging businesses,...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: May 19, 2020

City of Savannah to distribute cloth face coverings to community

Media AnnouncementMay 19, 2020For Immediate Release

 

City of Savannah to distribute cloth face coverings to community

SAVANNAH, GA (May 19, 2020) — The City of Savannah is distributing 4,500 cloth face coverings for free to the community....

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Mayor Johnson to host discussion with faith leaders regarding COVID-19

Media AnnouncementMay 15, 2020For Immediate Release

 

 
Mayor Johnson to host discussion with faith leaders regarding COVID-19

 

SAVANNAH, GA (May 15, 2020) — Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, will host a discussion with faith lead...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: May 12, 2020

City yard waste pick up ongoing, Collection crews expanded

Media AnnouncementMay 12, 2020For Immediate Release

City yard waste pick up ongoing, collection crews expanded

SAVANNAH, GA (May 12, 2020) — The City of Savannah continues to pick up yard waste and has expanded the number of collection crews to ex...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Talking points for: Mayor Van R. Johnson, II Mayor Johnson media conference- April 21, 2020

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Mayor Johnson media conference – April 21, 2020

Talking points for: Mayor Van R. Johnson, II 

● Good morning, and welcome to my first remote news conference.

● We want to continue to share what we know with the public...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Talking points for: Mayor Van R. Johnson, II Mayor Johnson media conference- April 14, 2020

Mayor Johnson media conference – April 14, 2020

Talking points for: Mayor Van R. Johnson, II

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  • Good morning. Thank you for joining us on our continuing journey of COVID-19 and our continuing mission to keep Savannah sa...
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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Talking points for: Mayor Van R. Johnson, II Mayor Johnson media conference- April 7, 2020

Mayor Johnson media conference – April 7, 2020

Talking points for: Mayor Van R. Johnson, II

• Good morning. Thank you for continuing to help us share the latest information about Savannah’s response to COVID-19. We continue to s...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Sanitation services altered due to COVID-19

Media AnnouncementApril 2, 2020For Immediate Release

 

Sanitation services altered due to COVID-19

 

SAVANNAH, GA (April 2, 2020) — Effective Monday, April 6, Sanitation’s residential services will be limited to garbage c...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Talking points for: Mayor Van R. Johnson, II Mayor Johnson media conference- March 31, 2020

Mayor Johnson media conference – March 31, 2020 Talking points for: Mayor Van R. Johnson, II

 

  • Good morning and thank you for joining us and continuing to partner with us to make sure that the most up to date information about Savannah&am...
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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Additions to enhanced emergency declaration

Media AnnouncementMarch 25, 2020For Immediate Release

Additions to enhanced emergency declaration

SAVANNAH, GA (March 25, 2020) — Today, Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, announced additions to and clarifications of the enhanced emergency declaration for ...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Talking Points for Mayor Johnson media conference – March 24, 2020

 

Mayor Johnson media conference – March 24, 2020

 

Talking points for: Mayor Van R. Johnson, IIVer en español

  • Good morning.  Today’s media availability is entirely devoted to the City’s resp...
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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: March 20, 2020

City departments limiting public access

 

Media AnnouncementMarch 20, 2020For Immediate Release

 

City departments limiting public access

 

SAVANNAH, GA (March 20, 2020) - In response to Mayor Van R. Johnson’s emergency declaration, City Manager Pat Monahan has a...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: March 20, 2020

COVID-19 media briefings scheduled

 

Media AnnouncementMarch 20, 2020For Immediate Release

 

 

COVID-19 media briefings scheduled

 

SAVANNAH, GA (March 20, 2020) — Mayor Van R. Johnson, II will begin hosting regular media briefings next week to provi...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Mayor declares local state of emergency

 

Media AnnouncementMarch 19, 2020For Immediate Release

 

 

Mayor declares local state of emergency

 View full declaration here

SAVANNAH, GA (March 19, 2020) — Today, Mayor Van R. Johnson, II declared a local state ...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Mayor Johnson remarks regarding St. Patrick’s Day celebration

Mayor Johnson St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Update –
March 11, 2020
Talking points for: Mayor Van R. Johnson, II
 

·       Good evening and thank you for joining us as we update you with the ...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Mayor Johnson to Hold First Media Conference

Media AdvisoryJan. 3, 2020For Immediate Release

Mayor Johnson to Hold First Media Conference

SAVANNAH, GA (Jan. 3, 2020) — Mayor Van R. Johnson, II will hold a media conference on Monday, Jan. 6 at 10 a.m. to share updates and information on a few...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: October 30, 2019

City to Provide Update on Train Noise/Safety Efforts, Nov. 1

Media AdvisoryOct. 30, 2019For Immediate Release

City to Provide Update on Train Noise/Safety Efforts, Nov. 1

SAVANNAH, GA (Oct. 30, 2019) —The City of Savannah has been working actively with partners from the state and the private sector to addre...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: October 29, 2019

City hosting Canal District master plan summit

News ReleaseOct. 29, 2019For Immediate Release

City hosting Canal District master plan summit

SAVANNAH, GA (Oct. 29, 2019) — The City of Savannah will be hosting a Canal District Master Plan Review Summit on Wednesday, Nov. 6 and Thursday, Nov. 7 ...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: October 21, 2019

City Hosting Second Archaeology Ordinance Meeting

 

NEWS RELEASEOct. 21, 2019For immediate release

City Hosting Second Archaeology Ordinance Meeting

SAVANNAH, GA. (Oct. 21, 2019) — The City of Savannah will be hosting a second meeting to discuss the formation of an archaeology ordinance o...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Parks and Recreation to host Trunk or Treat

NEWS RELEASEOct. 8, 2019For Immediate Release

Parks and Recreation to host Trunk or Treat

SAVANNAH, GA (Oct. 8, 2019) — The City of Savannah Parks and Recreation Department is hosting their annual Trunk or Treat events:

  • Friday, O...
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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Call for Artists for “Art on Waters”

News AnnouncementOctober 4, 2019For Immediate Release

Call for Artists for “Art on Waters”

SAVANNAH, GA (October 4, 2019) — The City of Savannah’s Office of Business Opportunity and Cultural Resources Department are r...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: October 3, 2019

Input Sought on Proposed Archaeology Ordinance

NEWS RELEASEOct. 3, 2019For Immediate Release

Input Sought on Proposed Archaeology Ordinance

SAVANNAH, GA (Oct. 3, 2019) — Since the early 1970s, the City of Savannah has developed and approved ordinances to protect the National Historic Landmark ...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: October 2, 2019

City hosting Canal District community input meeting

City hosting Canal District community input meeting

SAVANNAH, GA (Oct. 2, 2019) — The City of Savannah invites community members to participate in a public meeting focused on water and connectivity in the Canal District on Thursday, Oct. 10, 6 p....

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: September 19, 2019

City hosting meeting to discuss potential archaeology ordinance

Media ReleaseSept. 19, 2019For Immediate Release

City hosting meeting to discuss potential archaeology ordinance

SAVANNAH, GA (Sept. 19, 2019) — The City of Savannah will be hosting a meeting to discuss the formation of an archaeology ordinance on...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: September 11, 2019

City and SDRA hosting Downtown Savannah 2033 community meeting

NEWS RELEASESept. 11, 2019For Immediate Release

City and SDRA hosting Downtown Savannah 2033 community meeting

SAVANNAH, GA (Sept. 11, 2019) — The City of Savannah, in conjunction with the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority (SDRA), invites...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: September 11, 2019

City Hosting Free Resource Expo

NEWS RELEASESept. 11, 2019For Immediate Release

City Hosting Free Resource Expo

SAVANNAH, GA (Sept. 11, 2019) — The City of Savannah’s Human Services department, in partnership with the State of Georgia’s Department of Human Se...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: September 9, 2019

City and Partners Hosting Third Annual Recycling Day

News ReleaseSept. 9, 2019For Immediate Release

City and Partners Hosting Third Annual Recycling Day 

SAVANNAH, GA (Sept. 9, 2019) — The City of Savannah, Keep Savannah Beautiful, and Savannah State University are partnering to host the th...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: September 5, 2019

City To Donate Extra Meals To Feed Those In Need

 

Media AnnouncementSeptember 5, 2019For Immediate Release

 

City To Donate Extra Meals To Feed Those In Need

Savannah, GA (September 5, 2019) –The City of Savannah today will donate nearly 2,400 meals intended for hurricane first ...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: September 2, 2019

City of Savannah to hold 6 p.m. Media Conference Regarding Hurricane Dorian Preps

 

 

 

Media AnnouncementSeptember 2, 2019For Immediate Release

 

City of Savannah to hold 6 p.m. Media Conference Regarding Hurricane Dorian Preps

 

 

SAVANNAH, GA (September 2, 2019) — The City of S...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Recycling, Litter, and Commercial Refuse Services Closing at 14 Interchange Court

News ReleaseAug. 26, 2019For Immediate Release

Recycling, Litter, and Commercial Refuse Services Closing at 14 Interchange Court

SAVANNAH, GA (Aug. 26, 2019) —The City of Savannah Recycling and Litter Services and Commercial Refuse operations loca...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: August 20, 2019

Reminder: City hosting master plan workshop for Canal District

News ReleaseAug. 20, 2019For Immediate Release

Reminder: City hosting master plan workshop for Canal District

SAVANNAH, GA (Aug. 20, 2019) — The City of Savannah will host a community workshop for the development of a detailed master plan for the ...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: August 13, 2019

City Hosting Savannah Jazz Lecture

News ReleaseAug. 13, 2019For Immediate Release

City Hosting Savannah Jazz Lecture 

SAVANNAH, GA. (Aug. 13, 2019) — The City of Savannah Municipal Archives will host a lecture on the history of Jazz in Savannah on Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. &ld...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: July 19, 2019

City Designates Park for West Savannah Legend

NEWS RELEASE

July 19, 2019

For Immediate Release

City Designates Park for West Savannah Legend

SAVANNAH, GA (July 19, 2019) —The City of Savannah honored the late Lucius “Bo” Levett with a park dedication today. Levett served on ...

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City of Savannah Public Communications
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Hundreds of Residents Turn Out for Job Fair

NEWS RELEASE

November 8, 2018

For Immediate Release

Hundreds of Residents Turn Out for Job Fair

SAVANNAH, GA (November 8, 2018) — Over 800 residents and 100 employers participated in the City’s job fair this Monday.

The City provided resume...

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City of Savannah Public Communications

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

We Are Now Hiring Firefighters

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Looking for a rewarding career? 

Ready to become part of our tradition, excitement and community?

Become a Savannah Fire Department Firefighter Trainee!

New Starting Salary

  • $36,300 during training
  • $40,000 after training academy completion
  • $44,...
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Posted on: May 17, 2020

Chief Fire Marshal Williams-Smith

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Savannah Fire Hires New Chief Fire Marshal

SAVANNAH, GA (Friday, May 1, 2020) – The Savannah Fire Department welcomes new Chief Fire Marshal Whitney Williams-Smith. Williams-Smith comes from East Point Fire Department, in East Point Geo...

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Fire Highlights
Posted on: October 4, 2017

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Keep up with the latest news and information from Savannah Fire & Emergency Services by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Fire Highlights
Posted on: October 4, 2017

What is ISO and why is it important?

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Savannah is an ISO Class 1 city. ISO stands for the Insurance Service Office. It is a leading source of information about property/casualty insurance risk. ISO expert staff collects information about municipal fire protection efforts in communities throug...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Now Hiring Firefighters!

Looking for a rewarding career? 

Ready to become part of our tradition, excitement and community?

Become a Savannah Fire Department Firefighter Trainee!

New Starting Salary

  • $36,300 during training
  • $40,000 after training academy completion
  • $44,...
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Fire News
Posted on: May 13, 2020

April 2020 Responses

April 2020 Responses

SAVANNAH, GA (Tuesday, May 12, 2020) – During the Month of April, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 515 incidents including 107 fires, 131 emergency medical service and other incident calls, 49 hazardous con...

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Fire News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

March Responses

March 2020 Responses

During the Month of March, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 615 incidents including 95 fires, 181 emergency medical service and other incident calls, 62 hazardous condition calls, 26 public service calls, 62 smoke sc...

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Fire News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

February 2020 Responses

February 2020 Responses

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, March 5, 2020) – During the Month of February, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 564 incidents including 47 fires, 205 emergency medical service and other incident calls, ...

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Fire News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

January 2020 Responses

January 2020 Responses

SAVANNAH, GA (Monday, March 30, 2020) – During the Month of January, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 646 incidents including 87 fires, 214 emergency medical service and other incident calls, 63 ...

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Fire News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

November 2019 Responses

November 2019 Responses 

During the Month of November Savannah Fire Rescue responded to more than 661 incidents including 72 fires, 211 emergency medical service and other incident calls, 53 hazardous condition and explosion calls, 25 public servi...

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Fire News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

October 2019 Responses

October 2019 Responses 

During the Month of October Savannah Fire Rescue responded to more than 676 service calls, including 56 fires, 260 emergency medical service and other incident calls, 62 hazardous condition and explosion calls, 19 ...

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Fire News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

September 2019 Responses

September 2019 Fires

 

During the Month of September Savannah Fire Rescue responded to 603 service calls, including 64 fires, 237 emergency medical service and other incident calls, 55 hazardous condition calls, 32 public service calls, 69 smoke sc...

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Fire News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

July 2019 Responses

Savannah Fire Rescue July Responses

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, August 1, 2019) – During the Month of July Savannah Fire responded to 702 incidents, including 105 fires, 1 gas rupture, 236 rescue incidents, 62 hazard calls, 38 service calls, 52 good i...

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Fire News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

August 2019 Responses

August 2019 Responses

 

During the Month of August Savannah Fire Rescue responded to 689 service calls, including 70 fires, 228 emergency medical service and other incident calls, 85 hazardous condition calls, 49 public service calls, 52 s...

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Fire News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

New Apparatus Added to Fire Fleet

New Apparatus Added to Savannah Fire Fleet

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, July 18, 2019) – Savannah Fire Rescue is adding three new vehicles to its fleet. Two new Sutphen Pumper Trucks will replace the old apparatus at Station 8 and Station 9, and a new Sutphen L...

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Fire News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

June 2019 Responses

June 2019 Responses

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, July 18, 2019) – During the Month of June, Savannah Fire responded to 679 service calls, including 80 fires, 2 incidents involving excessive heat, 228 emergency medical service and other incide...

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Fire News
Posted on: November 3, 2017

Dedication of Memorial to Master Firefighter Michael Curry

A memorial to Savannah Fire & Emergency Services Master Firefighter Michael Curry was unveiled by Nine Line Apparel 10 a.m.  Thursday, October 12 at 450 Fort Argyle Road, Savannah. Savannah Fire & Emergency Services administrators were in...

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Fire News
Posted on: October 4, 2017

Keep the Savannah Fire wreath green

During the 2016 Holiday Season there were fires in 28 Savannah Homes — that’s one fire ever other day in November and December.

Savannah Fire wants every family to have a fire-free 2017 holiday season. We will release a safety tip for ...

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Fire News

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Savannah wins Georgia Smart Communities Challenge grant

The City of Savannah is a 2020 Georgia Tech Georgia Smart Communities Challenge winner. The award provides the city’s Housing and Neighborhood Services Department with a $50,000 grant to apply civic data analytics for equitable community develop...

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Top Stories
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Citizen survey about 3rd District alcohol density overlay districts

The City of Savannah is creating alcohol density overlay districts within the 3rd District.

An alcohol density overlay district recognizes the concentration of establishments engaging in alcohol sales in certain areas of the City has contributed to undesir...

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Top Stories
Posted on: August 3, 2020

We need your input on three Savannah surplus properties

The Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) is producing a Community-Focused Land Use Options and Evaluation Report  for three properties in the west Savannah area.  A survey has been created to allow the residents...

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Top Stories
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Residential Sanitation Collection Suspended on Monday

Due to expected impacts from Tropical Storm Isaias, the City’s Sanitation Department will suspend residential collection on Monday and follow a modified schedule for the rest of the week, pushing collection back by one day.

The Dean Forest Road ...

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Top Stories
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Mayor Johnson announces Housing Savannah taskforce

Mayor Johnson announces Housing Savannah taskforce

Today, Mayor Van R. Johnson, II announced the formation of the Housing Savannah taskforce.

The group will investigate and develop an action plan for affordable housing in Savannah – housing that c...

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Top Stories
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Mayor Johnson announces racial equity and leadership taskforce

On Thursday, July 23, Mayor Van R. Johnson, II and former Mayor Dr. Otis Johnson announced the formation of the Racial Equity and Leadership (REAL) Savannah taskforce.

The group will investigate disparities in our city and use data to identify, prioritize ...

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Top Stories
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Free Covid-19 Diagnostic Testing

Starting on Wednesday, July 29, free COVID-19 testing is available at Temple of Glory Community Church located at 1105 Stiles Avenue. This testing is possible thanks to the City’s partnership with New York state.

You can get tested Wednesday thro...

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Top Stories
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Mayor Johnson announces LGBTQ+ taskforce

Today, Mayor Van R. Johnson, II announced the creation of PROUD Savannah, a commission dedicated to ensuring Savannah’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities can work and live in a welcoming and safe environment.

"We want...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Savannah’s Frontline Heroes campaign honors local COVID-19 standouts

The City of Savannah is excited to help honor local heroes who are fighting COVID-19.

Savannah’s Frontline Heroes campaign highlights and thanks the public health, medical, food and nutrition employees, first responders and City staff who have co...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

City unveils public art installations in Waters Avenue shopping center

The City of Savannah unveiled new art installations created by local artists in the Waters Avenue shopping center.

Local artists created these exhibits through the City’s Arts on Waters program, celebrating the Waters Avenue corridor’s ...

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