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The interception of a half-pound of marijuana last week at a seemingly vacant house on Shell Road led to the arrest of Omar Griffin, one of Chatham County’s most wanted men, on a number of charges going back for over a year.

Griffin will be charged with three counts of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, three counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, two counts of “possession of tools of the crime,” possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of firearm by a convicted felon.


Chatham Area Transit Authority (CAT) is offering the chance to be “pampered” during RiderAppreciation Days, June 6-17.

“Public transportation is vital to our community,” says Jean Iaderosa, CAT Director of Development. “As a mobility option, it benefits everyone and contributes to the lives of individuals, giving them freedom, access, and opportunity.”

CAT will offer a transit trivia contest, airing on Clear Channel Radio stations and featured on For correctly answering special trivia questions about CAT, contestants can win prizes like free bus tickets and commuter bags. In addition, winners will be entered into a grand prize raffle for a weekend get-a-way for two at the Hyatt Regency Savannah.

Winners will be announced June 17 on Love 101.1, WSOK 1230 AM, and 94.1 The Beat. Online winners will be posted on from June 17-24.


Danene Starr, a nurse with the Chatham County Health Department’s Community Cares Service Program (CCSP), was recently honored as an outstanding employee by the Georgia Department of Human Resources.

Starr, along with 11 other public health nurses and a volunteer with the Georgia Nurse Alert System, shared an award for heroism for volunteering to help with disaster relief in Florida following Hurricane Frances, where they supported local public health staff and worked in emergency shelters.

“Danene Starr and the other nurses who volunteered to help our neighbors demonstrated outstanding commitment to the wellbeing of people everywhere,” says Acting Division of Public Health Director Stuart Brown, M.D. “I am proud that they are on our team.”


First off, our apologies to Chroma Gallery, whom we described as “SCAD owned and operated” in our “Best of Savannah 2005 issue. The “Best Local Art Gallery” winner is completely independent of the college and unaffiliated with it.

We did get the part about them being on Barnard Street right, though.

As for all the smarty-pants who thought we misspelled “restaurateur” on last week’s cover, we just have one word for you:

“Restaurateur” is indeed the preferred spelling of the word.