Oct. 12– A 9-year-old boy, Dalton Rich of Savannah, was seriously injured Tuesday evening when he was struck by a car on Pinhook Road.
According to Savannah police, Hardin County resident Katie S. Stacy, 74, said she was driving a 2003 Volkswagen Beetle west on Pinhook near the intersection of Bain Road when the child ran out in front of her and was struck by her vehicle.
Police found no apparent skid marks at the scene of the 5:45 p.m. incident, but Stacy said she "hit her brakes as hard as she could."
Rich was transported by ambulance to Hardin Medical Center.
Oct. 10– Police responding to a report of a face stabbing at Savannah Motel arrested a man on drug and domestic assault charges Saturday.
According to Savannah police, officers arrived at the scene where Alsento T. Price, 34, of Whiteville, said he had been walking on Cherry Street when an unidentified person stabbed him.
While officers were interviewing Price, a woman ran over and told police to arrest Price, claiming he hit her in the head with a brick.
The woman, Jackson resident Akikia A. Williams, 27, said when Price hit her, she hit back and "her fingernail went through his lip," the police report states.
Oct. 5– A Savannah man died Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 40 near Nashville.
Raleigh Flint, 77, was killed when the Saturn he was driving was struck in the rear by a Nissan Frontier, causing it to hit four other vehicles, WSMV-TV reported.
A passenger in Flint’s vehicle, Yuna Afakawa, 14, a foreign exchange student, was in stable condition at Vanderbilt. She was the only person injured in the six-vehicle crash.
Flint was a maintenance and work supervisor at Harbert Hills Academy in Hardin County. He had previously taught physics at the school, Harbert Hills Principal Joe Simpson said.
Afakawa had traveled from Japan to attend Harbert Hills and had just been picked up at the airport by Flint, whose duties included transportation.
"Raleigh was such a blessing to all of us. He had such an intimate relationship with both students and staff," Simpson said.
According to the principal, Flint’s vehicle flipped multiple times after it was rear-ended and Flint was pronounced dead at the scene.
Oct. 4– The Savannah Main Street Program and its director Judy Flanagan were honored Monday at the International Festivals and Events Association awards ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Savannah Main Street program earned a bronze award in the category of Best Organizational Website in the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards competition. Flanagan was nominated for the International Festivals and Events Association Hall of Fame.
Sponsored by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, the professional competition draws entries from among the world’s top festivals and events.
Winning entries came from organizations as diverse as the 500 Festival in Indianapolis, Ind., to the Ludwig Van Beethoven Easter Festival in Poland.
"IFEA has the best reputation in the events and festival industry, so receiving a Pinnacle Award is very prestigious," said Flanagan.
Flanagan began her career at Walt Disney World in Florida from 1972-1981 where her roles included working as an entertainment supervisor, focusing on parades and special events.