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  • Australian shot dead by robbers in US praised as hero by wife (Savannah, Georgia)

    09/24/2016 1:27:25 AM PDT · by seacapn · 45 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | Saturday 24 September 2016 04.35 BST | Australian Associated Press
    Australian art gallery owner Kevin Reid has been praised as a hero by his wife after he moved her out of danger moments before masked robbers fatally shot him dead on a US street. Kari Graham-Reid told how she was on an after-dinner stroll with her “wonderful” husband near their home in Savannah, Georgia, on Wednesday night when three men suddenly appeared from the shadows... Local police described one of the suspects as a black male wearing a light coloured bandanna over his face. The other two suspects were described as black males. “There hasn’t been an arrest in the...
  • 'Take Off with Ted' Savannah Rally (December 19 9:00 am)

    12/15/2015 9:40:51 AM PST · by Isara · 7 replies
    Cruz for President ^ | December 15, 2015
    'Take Off with Ted' Savannah Rally Saturday, December 19, 2015 Doors Open: 9:00 am Program: 10:00 am Ottawa Farms 702 Bloomingdale Road Bloomingdale, GA 31302 Register for the event.
  • Cause of death ruled homicide for man who died in Chatham County Detention Center

    06/05/2015 7:27:59 AM PDT · by Abathar · 18 replies ^ | 06/04/2015 | Conny Cooper
    SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The cause of death of a 22-year-old who died at the Chatham County Detention Center has been ruled a homicide, according to the Chatham County coroner. The manner of death was blunt force trauma. Matthew Ajibade, 22, died after he was retrained and placed in an isolation cell after he was combative and injured three CCSO deputies on New Year's day. A female sergeant suffered a concussion and broken nose, and two male deputies suffered injuries consistent with an affray. Ajibade was arrested and booked into the Chatham County Detention Center after he was arrested by...
  • Savannah River Site on lockdown

    08/17/2015 1:35:03 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    WCSC ^ | Aug 17, 2015 | Amber Grigley
    AIKEN, SC (WFXG) - According to Savannah River Site officials, a potential security event is in progress that has triggered emergency response activities at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site. Site barricades are currently closed to incoming traffic. There is no indication of a consequence beyond the Savannah River Site boundaries. WFXG has a reporter on the way and will update you as we learn
  • Nine Georgia Cops Fired After Inmate Dies Chained to a Chair

    05/10/2015 12:46:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 10, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Nine Georgia sheriff’s deputies were fired Friday following an investigation into the death of suspect Matthew Ajibade while in police custody. Ajibade, 21, was arrested in Savannah for domestic abuse on January 1. He was tased and chained to a chair in an isolation cell following an altercation with deputies that left three officers injured, one of them with a concussion. When the deputies next checked on Ajibade he was unresponsive. The autopsy was not released, pending possible criminal charges.
  • Soldier’s fiancée gets hate-filled letter in response to her ‘I Love My Soldier’ bumper sticker

    07/16/2014 5:16:08 AM PDT · by DFG · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 07/15/2014 | James Nye
    A military fiancée who proudly boasts an 'I Love My Soldier' bumper sticker was shocked to find a spiteful letter slapped on her windshield that attacked her and threatened violence for supporting the army. Savannah student, Ellen Wilson, 23, was in a Target parking lot earlier this month when she found the anonymous note that labeled her a 'b***h' and implied that her future husband, Chase Nye, was guilty of committing 'unnecessary murders'. The venomous letter personally attacked Wilson's fiancee for not being the hero she believes him to be and then frightened her when it finished up by calling...
  • White family stalked, pummeled by black mob

    05/15/2014 11:10:26 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 57 replies
    WND ^ | 5/15/2014 | WND
    A family of eight, “just enjoying their Mother’s Day weekend in Savannah,” were savagely attacked by an unknown number of blacks in the Georgia city, that left several family members injured, including a 6-year-old girl who was “punched in the stomach.” A report from WTOC-TV said the attack on eight members of a family visiting from Atlanta happened in downtown Savannah on Saturday night.
  • Savannah’s Tourism Leadership Council releases statement on River Street incident

    05/13/2014 5:47:27 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    / ^ | 5/13/2014 | Ashli Lincoln
    As the leading trade organization representing the tourism industry comprised of thousands of employees and hundreds of businesses who call Savannah home, the safety of our visitors and our community is our highest priority. Allegations of an attack on an Atlanta area family visiting River Street were reported to us early Monday morning. Since then we have been in constant communication with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police department as well as business and community leaders throughout the city. Through the review of evidence made available to us, including the police report, the dispatch log, and eye witness statements, many of the...
  • Family brutally attacked Mother’s Day weekend

    05/13/2014 10:27:13 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 143 replies
    Rob Gray and his brother-in-law said they were walking down River Street enjoying the sites with their families when they were confronted by a man. Then, a mob attacked them. “I took a punch to my eye and cracked my orbital,” said Gray. “I was grabbed by the back of my head at a full run and he smashed my head into the car and I hit the ground,” said Jim Thomas. "This was a violent, malicious attack on a family of eight people." Thomas says the attackers went after his wife as well. "There was a man holding her...
  • 1 killed in Army helicopter 'hard landing' in Ga. (Savannah, Night Stalkers)

    01/16/2014 1:51:29 PM PST · by xzins · 20 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 16, 2014 | RUSS BYNUM
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A member of an elite Army helicopter unit was killed and two crew members suffered injuries when their aircraft slammed into the ground as they tried to land at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, a military spokesman said Thursday. The MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was returning from a routine training flight when it made a "hard landing" just before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on or near the airstrip at the base in coastal Georgia, said Army Maj. Allen Hill, a spokesman for the crew's aviation unit. The three-man crew was assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation...
  • Porsha Stewart reveals she thinks Underground Railroad was a real train

    12/23/2013 3:07:38 PM PST · by EveningStar · 90 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 23, 2013
    Seriously? The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cameras captured Porsha Stewart’s crumbling marriage and messy divorce from her pro-football hubby, Kordell Stewart, but on Sunday night’s episode the reality show caught Porsha’s most cringe-worthy moment yet. As the ladies of the Bravo show headed on a Freedom Trail tour in Savannah, Stewart revealed that she thought the Underground Railroad was a real, physical train. Yikes.
  • FBI: Ithaca, NY Man Arrested For Attempting To Extort Paula Deen

    Ithaca, N.Y. - FBI agents arrested a 62-year-old man in Ithaca, N.Y. for attempting to extort Paula Deen. Thomas Paculis was taken into custody Friday morning by FBI agents and deputies from the Tomkins County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities say Paculis threatened to expose “true and damning” information about Deen if she did not pay him $100,000. Paculis was transported to the Onondaga County Jail and will appear in a Savannah, Georgia court on July 16.
  • Gun buyback program coming to Savannah(GA)

    11/15/2012 6:05:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 14 November, 2012 | Raquel Rodriguez
    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- It's been more than a week since the Coastal Empire Fair shooting and a local organization is taking action to help put a stop to gun violence in the city. The Georgia Coastal Southern Christian Leadership Conference is working on a Savannah gun buyback program targeting youths in the community. The group is working on finding locations where gun owners can drop off their weapons, no questions asked, and receive a $50 voucher in return.
  • Obamanation: White Man Brutally Beaten By Blacks For Daring To Date Black Woman (with video)

    08/31/2012 7:26:44 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies
    Conservative Nation News ^ | August. 31, 2012 | FreeThinkerNY
    Don't hold your breath waiting for Holder to launch a hate crime investigation. SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A Savannah couple says they were attacked in Ellis Square because they are not the same race. Andrew Quade's eye is swollen shut and his face is swollen after the 23 year old says he was attacked in Ellis Square Friday night. He was with his African-American girlfriend walking through the square when he says three men shouted racial slurs at them. The next thing the couple remembers, Quade was unconcious on the ground. "He was basically left for dead. I don't want...
  • Georgia lumberyard owner hammers Obama on 'You didn't build that'

    08/01/2012 11:47:53 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    FOX News ^ | 8/1/12 | Maegan Vazquez
    President Obama's message to entrepreneurs that "you didn't build that" prompted one Georgia business owner to respond with a not-so-subtle retort. "I built this business without gov't help. Obama can Kiss my ass," reads the sign outside Gaster Lumber & Hardware in Savannah, Ga. Owner Ray Gaster posted that and two similar ones at all three of his company's locations in response to Obama's comments during a speech to supporters in Virignia, which struck a nerve with small business owners around the nation.
  • Meet Trouble, the world's tallest cat (who is part African wildcat but is docile as a kitten)

    01/02/2012 7:29:33 AM PST · by aldabra · 90 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Daily Mail Reporter
    When Trouble comes around, he’s hard to miss. That’s because the Sacramento, California cat is 19 inches tall from paw to shoulder, making him the tallest cat in the world. ... Trouble is part house cat and part African serval cat, a recognised hybrid called a Savannah, but his height is still surprising, even for his breed. ...
  • Troy Davis mourned as a martyr by 1,000 in Georgia

    10/01/2011 6:53:26 PM PDT · by matt04 · 26 replies
    More than 1,000 people packed the pews of a church in this Georgia coastal city Saturday for the funeral of Troy Davis, whose execution for the murder of a Savannah police officer despite his claims of innocence sparked protests around the world and led to a renewed campaign to abolish the death penalty in the U.S. Davis was celebrated as "martyr and foot soldier" by family, activists and supporters who spent years trying to persuade judges and Georgia prison officials that Davis was innocent but were unable to prevent his execution Sept. 21. The crowd that filled Savannah's Jonesville Baptist...
  • Screening of Passengers at Savannah Amtrak Station (TSA search upon LEAVING train)

    02/28/2011 7:26:45 AM PST · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    The TSA Blog ^ | February 26, 2011 | Blogger Bob
    A video of Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) screening passengers at a Savannah, Georgia Amtrak station has been gaining quite a bit of attention and many are wondering why we were screening passengers who had just disembarked from a train. We were wondering the same thing. The screening shown in the video was done in conjunction with a VIPR operation. During VIPR operations, any person entering the impacted area has to be screened. In this case, the Amtrak station was the subject of the VIPR operation so people entering the station were being screened for items on the Amtrak prohibited items...
  • TSA Harasses 9-yo Boy and Other Train Passengers After Their Trip

    02/24/2011 11:11:56 AM PST · by seanmerc · 45 replies
    Gizmodo (link from Drudge) ^ | 23 Feb 11 | Jesus Diaz
    After going down in a spiral of paranoid stupidity—called out for saving body scan images, ridiculed for patting down an almost-naked woman or nailed for harrassing a kid at airport security—the TSA has reached a new low. It's surreal. Here's what a traveler recorded on February 13, after his train trip to Savannah: The only bad thing on our trip was [the] TSA at the Savannah train station. There were about 14 agents pulling people inside the building and coralling everyone in a roped area after you got off the train. This made no sense! Poor family in front of...
  • TSA bag inspections / search AFTER travel (passengers leaving TRAIN searched)

    02/23/2011 6:24:18 PM PST · by CedarDave · 45 replies
    Flyer Talk ^ | February 21, 2011 | Cartoon Peril
    This has been mentioned in other threads, but deserves its own. Here is a video from 2/13/11 showing a mother and two young children being searched AFTER they got off the train at the Savannah train depot. From the YouTube poster's account: Quote: The only bad thing on our trip was TSA was at the Savannah train station. There were about 14 agents pulling people inside the building and coralling everyone in a roped area AFTER you got OFF THE TRAIN! This made no sense!!! Poor family in front of us! 9 year old getting patted down and wanded. They...
  • Former Member of U.S. Navy Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison for Stealing...

    10/08/2010 11:50:17 AM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: FORMER MEMBER OF U.S. NAVY SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR STEALING AND SELLING EQUIPMENT David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that WILFRED J. BOUTON, 31, of Bremerton, Washington, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for stealing and selling sensitive military equipment. Judge Thompson also ordered BOUTON to pay restitution in the amount of $62,311.42. According to court documents and statements made in court, BOUTON...
  • President Obama Digs In to a Southern-Style Lunch, Says He Doesn't Want 'Lectures' About Cholesterol

    03/02/2010 2:38:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies · 1,537+ views
    abc ^ | 3/2/10 | ABC News’ Karen Travers and Sunlen Miller report:
    Just days after his doctors expressed concerns about his rising cholesterol levels, President Obama dropped by a family-style restaurant for an authentic – but perhaps not so healthy – Southern style lunch in Savannah, Georgia. In between events, Obama paid a visit to Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room and made it clear he did not want to hear it from the press about his choice of lunch. “I don’t want any lectures about my cholesterol,” Obama said. “Don’t tell Michelle.”
  • President Obama To Visit Savannah March 2, 2010

    02/16/2010 6:16:17 AM PST · by luckybogey · 6 replies · 371+ views
    LuckyBogey's Blog ^ | February 16, 2010 | LuckyBogey
    President Obama will be in Savannah to stump for his economic program March 2, the next stop on his White House to Main Street Tour, according to a White House press release. The day-long visit represents the president’s third stop on the tour that began in Allentown, Penn., on Dec. 4, and stopped last in Cleveland late last month. Both trips wound between small businesses and a town hall meeting. The goal of the tour is to give ordinary people a chance to describe their economic challenges, according to the White House official, speaking on background. It also provides him...
  • 'Savannah Holly Days' starts Friday (No "Christmas" in Savannah?)

    11/27/2009 4:43:07 AM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 20 replies · 919+ views ^ | 11/27/09 | Kenda Williams
    Downtown Savannah and Broughton Street will transform into a winter wonderland Friday, complete with holiday movies, cookies and milk with Santa Claus, a skating rink and snow. Savannah Holly Days is a two-day event that offers both visitors and locals a chance to enjoy the city and all of its beauty and offerings during the holidays. "When you think about what makes a great city, it's when the locals and visitors can come together and enjoy the same thing," said Joseph Marinelli, president of the Savannah Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
  • WTOC Savannah GA News Editorial SLAMS PC!!!

    11/25/2009 7:13:57 PM PST · by NDJeep · 4 replies · 1,059+ views
    WTOC Channel 11 News ^ | November 25, 2009 | NDJeep
    Wonderful editorial by their station manager
  • Billy Hair vs Buddy Carter: Georgia State Senator From 1st District

    11/02/2009 11:02:09 AM PST · by luckybogey · 356+ views
    LuckyBogey's Blog ^ | November 2, 2009 | LuckyBogey
    When the votes are counted Tuesday, the State Senate’s 1st District might have seen its first seriously contested election since 1992. One thing is certain: It will be the first election there since 1994 with no incumbent on the ballot. Not that the candidates are political rookies: Buddy Carter recently was in the state House and Billy Hair chaired the Chatham County Commission for eight years. Carter and Hair are Republicans, which is no coincidence. Shifting boundaries and political loyalties have made the lst – which takes in Bryan County and parts of Chatham and Liberty counties – a GOP...
  • Haitian Monument unveiled in Franklin Square[GA]

    10/17/2009 6:03:50 AM PDT · by BGHater · 34 replies · 1,317+ views
    WTOC ^ | 13 Oct 2009 | Justin Burrows
    It took 9 years to complete the Haitian monument in Franklin Square, but it took 230 years for the people of Haiti to receive the proper recognition for their role in the Revolutionary War. "The best moment in my life!" shouted Daniel Fils-Aime, who has seen this project through for those 9 years. "This recognition is a reward for all Haitians whether they are in the U.S. or Haiti," said Ralph Latortue, the Haiti consulate general in Miami. The monument was originally unveiled unfinished with only four statues in 2007, but thanks to a single-donor, the sculpture was recently completed,...
  • Underground explosion rocks Savannah’s downtown

    12/29/2008 4:44:00 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 8 replies · 857+ views
    WCBD News 2 ^ | Dec. 29, 2008 | none
    Crews are waiting for an area to cool off under the streets of downtown Savannah, Georgia, before they can start determining what caused an electrical explosion today. The blast blew off manhole covers and knocked out power for hours to many stores, restaurants and homes. Georgia Power says crews have restored power to about 95 percent of the homes and businesses that had gone dark. No injuries have been reported and there’s only minimal property damage. Almost all streets have reopened, as have businesses that were evacuated after the explosion that occurred just before 9 a.m. In August, an underground...
  • Interesting Obama Poster Placement in Savannah, GA

    06/01/2008 11:32:30 AM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 20 replies · 734+ views
    Flickr ^ | 6/1/08 | Brian Mosely
    I returned from vacation this morning and just had to share this with you guys. The first leg of our trip was a visit to beautiful Savannah, GA. While trying to get my bearings upon our arrival, I made a wrong turn and ended up in a neighborhood that ... I would not normally visit. However, we spotted this interesting sight and I made it a point to get a shot of it while leaving this area. This is located at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd and Victory. Now, some might simply see this as just...
  • Explosion Tears Through Sugar Plant

    02/07/2008 6:54:19 PM PST · by conservativefromGa · 56 replies · 476+ views
    abc2 ^ | 08.February, 2008 | Adrienne Welsch
    Explosion at Chatham County Sugar Refinery There was an explosion just after 7 p.m. at the Imperial Sugar Co. in Chatham County. Between 50 and 100 people were possibly injured. News 3 crews are on the scene.
  • Poll shows Barrow, Burns in close race (42%-39% in GA-12)

    10/30/2006 1:59:37 AM PST · by Princip. Conservative · 24 replies · 1,201+ views
    ATLANTA - With just over a week to go before Election Day, the match-up between U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Savannah, and former Congressmen Max Burns remains extremely tight, according to poll results announced Friday. The latest survey in the 12th District congressional race shows Barrow with a slight edge over Burns - 42 percent to 39 percent - among voters who say they will cast ballots on Nov. 7. But considering that the margin of error is 6 percentage points, the poll indicates the two candidates are running neck and neck. A high number of respondents - 19 percent -...
  • Our Military Remains Ever Loyal And Strong. Much Of Our National Media Does Not.

    02/20/2006 3:38:18 PM PST · by GreenEggsNHam · 11 replies · 782+ views ^ | 02/20/2006 | Bill Cathcart
    Our Military Remains Ever Loyal And Strong. Much Of Our National Media Does Not. Said President Eisenhower, fifty-years ago: “History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.” We Americans can sleep safely in our beds, to paraphrase George Orwell, because freedom’s defenders, our courageous military members, are neither weak nor timid. They are the most powerful, yet most compassionate, military force on the planet. Add to that: individual courage, pride and a voluntary commitment to serve our great nation, regardless of sacrifice. Here are but a few examples of America’s finest. Voices of...
  • Washington monument for a "damned old fox"

    02/13/2006 4:10:22 PM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 25 replies · 1,654+ views ^ | February 13, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    According to an email received by McCabe from the office of U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), the Marion monument project has already received the blessings of U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R–S.C.) and Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), as well as Congressmen Henry Brown (R–S.C.), Gresham Barrett (R–S.C.), Bob Inglis (R–S.C.), John Spratt (D–S.C.), James Clyburn (D–S.C.), and Wilson. The next step is the actual bill, which McCabe believes, will be introduced in Congress over the coming weeks.
  • Arrest made in MURDER of Georgia Debutante

    01/31/2006 4:35:05 PM PST · by jsk10 · 3 replies · 345+ views ^ | John K.
    An arrest has been made in the Christmas Eve shooting death of 19-year-old Jennifer Ross. Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police spokesperson Mike Wilson tells WSAV News 3 that police have arrested Michael T. Thorpe in connection to the crime.
  • Father of U.S. Cavalry Gets Hero's Burial

    10/10/2005 2:18:26 PM PDT · by lizol · 22 replies · 1,112+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | RUSS BYNUM | Monday October 10, 2005
    Father of U.S. Cavalry Gets Hero's Burial Monday October 10, 2005 2:31 PM By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Polish nobleman regarded as the father of the American cavalry finally received a hero's funeral on the 226th anniversary of the Revolutionary War battle in which he was mortally wounded. However, the mystery continues over whether the remains buried Sunday are those of Brig. Gen. Casimir Pulaski, a hero in Poland and among Polish-Americans for his sacrifice. ``Certainly from a historical standing it was overdue,'' said Francis X. Hayes, the Savannah businessman who organized the burial....
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers the Siege of Savannah (1779) - Sep 22nd, 2005

    09/21/2005 8:32:58 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 53 replies · 5,126+ views
    Military History Magazine | March 1997 | Thomas G. Rodgers
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • After Action Report from Savannah GA Support Our Troops Rally

    09/12/2005 4:01:32 PM PDT · by Chickenhawk Warmonger · 19 replies · 878+ views
    The Support Our Troops Rally in Savannah GA today was a success! Johnson Square was covered in red, white and blue. Rep. Ron Stephens opened the rally at 12n. Amy Henderson and her sister (did not get her name) spoke next. Their brother, Pvt. John Henderson, was killed in Afghanistan approximately one month ago. While the rally itself did not last very long, those attending hung out in the square and enjoyed each other's company. Unbelievably, the Savh Morning News sent a reporter with a camera. Also WTOC TV (CBS) and WSAV TV (NBC)did live shots for the "news at...
  • Mayor: Black leadership can't stay silent on crime

    04/08/2005 7:05:20 AM PDT · by GreenEggsNHam · 10 replies · 567+ views
    Savannah Morning News ^ | April 7, 2005 | Scott M. Larson
    Mayor: Black leadership can't stay silent on crime Mayor Otis Johnson calls out black leaders who haven't spoken out against crime in black community. Murder, gun play, violence, drugs and all kinds of other crime scream from the streets of Savannah, but what is silent are the voices of black leaders, Mayor Otis Johnson said Thursday. Largely, crime affects the black community, he said. Victims are black, perpetrators are black, and he said crime today is almost as bad as in the late 1980s, when a gang required murder as an initiation right. So where are the black leaders, Johnson...
  • Uncovering Ice Age Archaeology In Jordan

    08/24/2004 8:05:50 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 506+ views
    Daily Star ^ | 8-24-2004 | Staff
    Uncovering Ice Age archaeology in JordanEarly humans hunted large game near now-vanished lakes By Daily Star Staff Tuesday, August 24, 2004 AMMAN: The early prehistory and archaeology of the Middle Pleistocene, or Ice Age, is being revealed in remarkable detail in studies in southern Jordan. The work, begun in the late 1990s, has documented the presence of Homo erectus, our ancient ancestor, at a series of archaeological sites at Ayoun Qedim in the al-Jafr Basin. Today al-Jafr Basin is one of the most arid places in the Middle East. During the Pleistocene, the basin was filled with an enormous freshwater...
  • Trash container explodes in Savannah Military ammo found in truck near Hunter Army Airfield

    07/22/2004 1:30:54 PM PDT · by ebiskit · 15 replies · 775+ views ^ | Published on: 07/22/04 | The Associated Press
    SAVANNAH — A trash container exploded Thursday near Hunter Army Airfield while its contents were being dumped into the back of a garbage truck, and police evacuated homes within a 2-block radius after more finding a "military-type ordnance" inside the truck. No one was injured by the blast at 6:50 a.m. "It basically obliterated the Dumpster and did substantial damage to the truck," said Savannah police spokesman Bucky Burnsed. "The truck driver escaped unharmed, amazingly. Judging from the explosion, he's lucky to be alive." Bomb squads from the Savannah police and the Army from nearby Hunter Army Airfield were working...
  • Low Protester Turnout in Savannah

    06/10/2004 10:36:44 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 12 replies · 198+ views
    WTOC Television ^ | 6-10-04 | Hena Daniels
    When we first found out the G-8 summit was coming to Sea Island, there were an estimated 5,000 protestors expected. But only a few hundred actually showed up. WTOC spoke to some of the few who did turn out. All the heightened law enforcement, camera crews from around the world, and months of anxiety all led up to just a few protestors trying to make their presence known in Savannah. "It's not the quantity, it's the quality," said one protestor, simply known as Bodhi. He's traveled from New York City to protest during the summit. He says one reason for...
  • Archetypical Angel draws life's grand circle

    12/10/2003 5:15:31 PM PST · by Holly_P · 1 replies · 192+ views
    Savannah News ^ | 12/10/03 | Jane Fishman
    On a street corner, in twos or threes, they stand straight and tall, hands folded in front or back, weight on both feet, their eyes taking in every thing. Nearly a year old, the Savannah chapter of the Guardian Angels is a versatile, fluid bunch. Sometimes, working on a tip, they will merely stand there, trademark red beret and shirt visible, staring down drug dealers, discouraging customers. When they have to, they'll confront those they suspect. But since they don't carry weapons, they use what they call "verbal judo." "Look, man, we see you in the neighborhood night after night,"...
  • Behold a different kind of party in Savannah

    09/01/2003 9:09:40 AM PDT · by anncoulteriscool · 11 replies · 237+ views
    Washington Times ^ | September 1, 2003 | Suzanne Fields
    <p>Summer in Savannah means tourists, and most of them arrive looking for the garden, or the evidence of it as outlined in the famous (or infamous) book by John Berendt. Sex sells in Savannah (unlike other places) and "Lady Chablis," the drag queen featured in "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" continues to play to sellout audiences in a Savannah club.</p>
  • How do we start a Pro-American rally here in Georgia? (Vanity)

    02/24/2003 2:55:27 PM PST · by TYBEEISLAND · 23 replies · 236+ views
    I'm getting ready to go to work, at the local Movie Gallery, and I was hoping that you all could help out with some information on getting a Pro-American, Support our Troops rally going here in the Savannah area. The local college kids had an anti-war protest here last week and it was the occasion for all the weirdos to come out of the wood work. Not surprising though! I hope you all can help with some info. Thanks in advance