Stories by Lesley Conn

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

Improved Savannah crime stats linked to cops not writing reports

SAVANNAH -- The historic drop in crime statistics Savannah-Chatham police reported for 2012 could be partly due to officers refusing to write reports or respond to minor property theft reports.
By Lesley Conn

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012

Savannah official's car stolen; mayor spots it

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- It's not every day a city councilwoman's car gets stolen. Rarer still that the mayor can help police with the case.
By Lesley Conn

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

Savannah may ban dogs for St. Patrick's Day parade

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Wristbands could return for St. Patrick's Day 2013, and dogs would be added to the banned animal list that began last year with the driving out of snakes.
By Lesley Conn

Thursday, May 17, 2012

2 held hostage in historic Savannah restaurant

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A Savannah-Chatham police tactical unit this morning is handling a man, believed armed with machine gun, who has barricaded himself at the Olde Pink House restaurant on Abercorn ...
By Lesley Conn

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011

Savannah to review Comcast service

SAVANNAH -- Alderman Tony Thomas has stirred a hornet's nest of unrest about the quality of Comcast cable's services, which is prompting a city review of the company.
By Lesley Conn

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Someone's taking chainsaw to Savannah trees

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- City officials are on the lookout for a chain saw-toting man in bright orange safety equipment who is cutting knots, or burls, off mature trees at some of Savannah's busiest ...
By Lesley Conn

Monday, May 23, 2011

Savannah overwhelms Westboro protest

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- If Westboro protesters had known more about the Savannah, perhaps they would have understood why their showing of three women and four children was too little and too tame.
By Lesley Conn

Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011

Savannah officials deny secret meetings

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A city of Savannah response to the state Attorney General's Office contends no secret meetings were held by the City Council.
By Lesley Conn

Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011

Savannah official wants GBI to probe leak

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Alderman Van Johnson is calling for a Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe to determine who revealed confidential information about Acting City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney's ...
By Lesley Conn

Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011

Savannah investigates media leak

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Acting City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney will be given a chance to "speedily" rectify her bond status while city officials try to find out who told the media.
By Lesley Conn

Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011

Ghost film-makers spook Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Ghost-friendly Savannah is giving the cold shoulder to a Syfy production that wants to film in Colonial Park Cemetery.
By Lesley Conn

Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011

Savannah lays off employees

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- City officials began notifying 57 employees Monday they would be laid off.
By Lesley Conn

Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011

Debt woes for Savannah's Union Mission

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Union Mission Inc. is facing an estimated $170,000 balloon mortgage payment in March that puts the Savannah homeless agency at risk of having its entire $3 million debt called.
By Lesley Conn

Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010

Savannah limits smoking Jan. 1

SAVANNAH, Ga. --They are out there, hunching their shoulders against a steady wind and near-freezing temperatures.
By Lesley Conn

Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010

Turkey grease threatens Savannah sewers

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Those unwanted pounds around your middle aren't the only problem to arise from a big Thanksgiving meal.
By Lesley Conn

Friday, Oct. 22, 2010

Savannah approves domestic partner benefits

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- With a unanimous vote Thursday, the Savannah City Council agreed to extend domestic partner benefits to city employees.
By Lesley Conn

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010

'X-Men' movie to film on Jekyll Island

The Jekyll Island Authority this week approved an agreement with Twentieth Century Fox for filming of X-Men: First Class.
By Lesley Conn

Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010

Savannah taxi 'thinks pink'

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The Yellow Cab Co. of Savannah has put a bit of a blush on for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The company has  unveiled a bright pink taxi.
By Lesley Conn

Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010

Savannah delegation heads to China today

SAVANNAH -- Today a Savannah delegation will begin a 10-day trip that will include two days at the Expo Central China 2010 in Nanchang.
By Lesley Conn

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010

Savannah will 'card' its bar workers

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The city is almost finished with its effort requiring alcohol training, criminal background checks and registration of bartenders, servers, managers and door ...
By Lesley Conn
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