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🌱 Shooting Suspect Struck By Car + Active Shooter Training Drills

Hey, friends! It’s me, Danielle Fallon-O’Leary, your host of the Daily. Here’s all the local news you need to know right now.

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Mostly sunny and hot. High: 94 Low: 74.

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Here are the top three stories today in Savannah:

  1. A shooting suspect was reportedly struck by a vehicle moments after the incident. The Savannah Police Department responded to West 47th Street on Tuesday morning to find a 61-year-old man with a gunshot wound. The department then responded to a call regarding a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Mills B. Lane and Edwin Street. Whitney Rivers, 32, was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery after receiving treatment at a local hospital. (WJCL News Savannah)
  2. The Savannah Police Department held an active shooter training drill this week. The training was conducted with partnering agencies at a number of schools, businesses, and organizations. The department reports that it plans to continue conducting active shooter training drills to prepare for any incident that may occur in the community. (
  3. The City of Savannah has announced the opening of its application process for the Community Partnership Program 2023. The city will be collecting requests for proposals from projects that will benefit Savannah residents. The applications must be submitted to the city by Aug. 5 at 5:00 p.m. Please click for more information about the program. (WTOC)

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Today in Savannah:

  • Build It! At The Southwest Library (3:00 PM)
  • In Stitches At The Pooler Library (4:30 PM)

From my notebook:

  • The Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia has announced that the St. Peter’s AME Church on East Oglethorpe Highway will end its Summer Feeding program after Friday. Parents are encouraged to pick up meals from the Live Oak Public Library after Friday. (Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia via Facebook)
  • The Savannah Bluegrass Festival will be at the City Market from Jul. 1-2. Click for tickets. (SongKick)
  • Do you have a favorite spot in the Savannah City Market? Click for a list of the five best things to do at the Savannah City Market. (Twitter)

Now you’re in the loop and ready to start this Wednesday! I’ll be back in your inbox tomorrow morning with another update.

— Danielle Fallon-O’Leary

About me: Danielle Fallon-O’Leary is a senior writer with content creation agency Lightning Media Partners and assists with community newsletter curation. Danielle also holds a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and works part-time as a pediatric speech therapist.