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    BCSD Keeping Kids Inside During Heat Wave

    Beaufort County educators are pulling the plug on outdoor activities, like recess and gym class---at least until the temperatures drop a bit."In times like this when you have high heat combined with high humidity, we are just going to keep the kids indoors," said district spokesperson, Jim Foster. Having kids stay inside for recess and phys ed class will keep them cooler, which pediatrician Dr. Tim Keane says is a good move."When temperatures get this hot out, with heat indexes well above 100... More>>

    A Merged Police Department is Good. Could it be Better?

    That's the big question that's on the table at Savannah City Hall and at Chatham County Commission as well. Both municipal governments decided that each would benefit if their police departments were merged. They solidified the concepts back in 2004. By 2005 that concept was made a reality. Again, it might be a good idea that could be better. It is working by the way; crime in the area is down by 22 percent, and officers are able to get to crime scenes faster because there are simply more of ... More>>

    VIDEO: Ebola Patient Released from Emory University Hospital Video included

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    Nearly three weeks after surprising many by walking into Emory University Hospital sick with Ebola, Dr. Kent Brantly is walking out. More>>

    UPDATE: Brandon Mackey Pleads Guilty to Murder of Volunteer Isle of Hope Firefighter Video included

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    Justice could finally be near for the family of a volunteer Isle of Hope Firefighter who police say was shot and killed during a robbery attempt outside a bar in Sandfly back in 2012. 
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    Beaufort Community Ice Bucket Challenge Set for Thursday Afternoon

    Beaufort Community Ice Bucket Challenge Set for Thursday Afternoon

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    A community-wide 'ice bucket challenge' is set for 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort. Event planning got underway when a Port Royal restaurant, Fat Patties challenged several other local businesses to dump buckets of ice water on themselves, donating money to ALS. Main Street Beaufort then organized the event, inviting any business or individual who would like to take the challenge, to come out.  More>>

    UPDATE: 'All Clear,' Given at Beach High School

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    The SCCPSS says Savannah Fire is on the campus of Beach High School after a smell of burning rubber was reported in the area.
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    Couple Injured in Motorcycle Crash

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    Two women were injured Monday night in Hinesville when a vehicle pulled in front of their motorcycle. More>>

    First Debate Between GA Senate Candidates Kicks Off

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    The first debate between U.S. Senate hopefuls Michelle Nunn and David Perdue is taking place today in Macon.
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    U.S. Ebola Patient Discharged from Emory University Hospital

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    "Today is a miraculous day," Brantly said at a news conference in Atlanta with staff of Emory University Hospital.
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    Five Indicted On Gang Activity Charges Appear in Court

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    Five defendants who were part of a large indictment last September, charging them with Participation In Criminal Gang Activity are in court on Thursday, for a Motions Hearing.
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    2014-2015 Savannah Youth Council Sworn In

    It's official. Thirty-five area eighth-graders are the newest inductees into the Savannah Youth Council (SYC). Students took the oath of office and were sworn in by Mayor Edna Jackson and Alderman Van Johnson during a ceremony held in Council Chambers at City Hall. More>>

    VIDEO: Mayor Edna Jackson Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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    On Thursday morning, Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. More>>

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    • Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

      Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

      Thursday, August 21 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:04:11 GMT
      Police in Kentucky say two firefighters were seriously injured when the fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line as they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge.
      Police in Kentucky say two firefighters were seriously injured when the fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line as they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge.
    • Attorney: Utah eatery had other chemical burn

      Attorney: Utah eatery had other chemical burn

      Thursday, August 21 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:34:29 GMT
      As prosecutors mull whether charges are warranted against employees at a Utah restaurant where a woman nearly died after unknowingly drinking toxic tea, the woman's husband and son are set to talk publicly...
      The attorney for a woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking toxic iced tea at a Utah restaurant says an employee at the eatery burned herself a month earlier on the same chemical cleaning compound.
    • US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

      US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

      Thursday, August 21 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:34:26 GMT
      A federal judge has declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.
      A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.
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    • Rappin' Xmas Jammies' family back with new video 'Baby Got Class'

      Rappin' Xmas Jammies' family back with new video 'Baby Got Class'

      Thursday, August 21 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:31:01 GMT
      Image courtesy: www.youtube.com/TheHoldernessFamilyImage courtesy: www.youtube.com/TheHoldernessFamily
      A jammin' North Carolina family who made a Christmas video that went viral last year is at it again. The Holderness family's clever XMAS JAMMIES song featured the pajama-clad family rapping a video version of a yearly Christmas letter.
      A jammin' North Carolina family who made a Christmas video that went viral last year is at it again. The Holderness family's clever XMAS JAMMIES song featured the pajama-clad family rapping a video version of a yearly Christmas letter.
    • Cat dies after sitting on chair with huge wasp nest in Winter Haven

      Cat dies after sitting on chair with huge wasp nest in Winter Haven

      Thursday, August 21 2014 6:18 AM EDT2014-08-21 10:18:13 GMT
      Wasps built a massive nest on a chair outside a Winter Haven home. Tony Smarte photoWasps built a massive nest on a chair outside a Winter Haven home. Tony Smarte photo
      A Winter Haven homeowner is working to remove a huge yellow jacket nest, before the wasps that live inside do any more harm. A cat that had jumped up onto the recliner to take a nap was attacked and killed by the yellow jackets.
      A Winter Haven homeowner is working to remove a huge yellow jacket nest, before the wasps that live inside do any more harm. A cat that had jumped up onto the recliner to take a nap was attacked and killed by the yellow jackets.
    • Alive and well but Pasco veteran declared dead by government

      Alive and well but Pasco veteran declared dead by government

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:51:54 GMT
      92-year-old Frances Evans finds humor in the fact that the government considers her dead.92-year-old Frances Evans finds humor in the fact that the government considers her dead.
      When 92-year-old Frances Evans got a letter in the mail about her death, she laughed. “What's funny is they're sending the letter to me, telling me they're sorry I'm deceased.
      When 92-year-old Frances Evans got a letter in the mail about her death, she laughed. “What's funny is they're sending the letter to me, telling me they're sorry I'm deceased.
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    • WEATHER: Waterspout Spotted Off the Coast of Tybee Island

      WEATHER: Waterspout Spotted Off the Coast of Tybee Island

      Friday, August 1 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:51:17 GMT
      The National Weather Service confirms that a water spout was spotted off the coast of Tybee Island on Friday morning. The Chatham Count Emergency Management agency says the island did activate its outdoor warning system and cleared the beach.At this time, weather reports do not indicated the waterspout will make landfall, but it is recommended to avoid the beach until the storm has passed.
      The National Weather Service confirms that a water spout was spotted off the coast of Tybee Island on Friday morning. The Chatham Count Emergency Management agency says the island did activate its outdoor warning system and cleared the beach.At this time, weather reports do not indicated the waterspout will make landfall, but it is recommended to avoid the beach until the storm has passed.
    • PHOTOS: First Day of School 2014

      PHOTOS: First Day of School 2014

      Friday, August 1 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-08-01 14:21:27 GMT
      This is a look at your First Day of School pictures from across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.
      This is a look at your First Day of School pictures from across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.
    • Local Flooding and Weather Damage

      Local Flooding and Weather Damage

      Friday, July 11 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-07-11 18:44:14 GMT
      These are pictures and videos of local flooding and weather damage from around the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.
      These are pictures and videos of local flooding and weather damage from around the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.
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