County seat: Savannah

Official Chatham County website: https://www.chathamcountyga.gov/

Chatham County Commission: https://www.chathamcountyga.gov/Commission

Meetings: 9:30 a.m. in commission chambers, Old Courthouse 124 Bull St., second floor. Second and fourth Fridays, August and September. First and third Fridays, October through December.

Agendas are posted online Wednesdays before Friday meetings. Hard copies are available at 124 Bull St.

Agendas, videos for all meetings: http://chathamcountyga.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx

Old Chatham County Courthouse By Siobhan Egan/Paprika Southern
Chatham County’s Tom J. Coleman Judicial Center. (Siobhan Egan/Paprika Southern)

CHATHAM COUNTY

Rising tide of censorship, scrutiny has schools scrambling to avoid backlash

Teachers say Georgia law, others make them ‘gun-shy’ about teaching some topics.

The conservative backlash against anti-racism and LGBTQ inclusion in schools has put intense pressure on many educators. And that is causing schools to change, in ways obvious and subtle, as laws like Georgia’s take effect across the country.

Savannah surpasses other police departments in solving murders. Why?

High clearance rates for homicides belies complicated data, families with cold cases

The snapshot of successful detective work, homicide clearance rates, are a mark of pride for the Savannah Police Department that has struggled in recent years with morale inside the force and its ability to foster community good will. While a high statistic, some experts and advocates say it doesn’t tell the whole story of police…

Chatham parents, educators ask lawmakers for equitable school funding

State senate committee hears support for more funds to help students in poverty.

Georgia’s school funding formula should be overhauled to steer more resources toward students from low-income families, educators, parents, and students from Chatham County told a state Senate study committee Friday.

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