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Owens: Starting in tourism earns you more money

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 9:25pm

A dear friend of mine in the medical field always knew he wanted to practice medicine. His first job was in hospitality. Then, all through college and medical school, he worked in restaurants.

J. Reid Williamson remembered for protecting Savannah’s historic treasures

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 9:24pm

Reid Williamson was a man of many talents and accomplishments. The Connecticut native and Yale University graduate was a sportsman, a businessman and a veteran — serving his active duty at the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, S.C., before joining the U.S. Air Force Reserves, the move that brought him to Savannah.

Daniel Defense receives Presidents Award

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 9:22pm

Bryan County-based Daniel Defense, manufacturer of firearms and accessories, recently received the 2017 Presidents Award for Overall EHS Performance by the Georgia Department of Labor and American Society of Safety Engineers.

Daniel Defense Manufacturing Floor Employees taken at the Black Creek. facility. (Courtesy of Layne Newman)

Port of Savannah bounces back from Irma to welcome 14,000-TEU John Adams

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 7:51pm

Talk about coming back in style.

Cranes and crews work the massive, 14,000-TEU ship CMA CGM John Adams on Thursday as the Port of Savannah returns to business as usual. (GPA photo)

Industry panel recommends roll back of aviation safety rules

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 7:51pm


FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2009, file photo, debris at the scene of a plane crash site of Continental Connection Flight 3407 in Clarence Center, N.Y. An influential industry panel plans to vote Sept. 14, 2017, on recommendations that the Federal Aviation Administration eliminate or scale back dozens of safety rules, including one on airline pilot qualifications. The recommendations are contained in a report to the FAA’s Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee in response to President Donald Trump’s directives to cut government regulations. (AP Photo/David Duprey, pool)

When to use a public adjuster for hurricane insurance claims

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 7:50pm


Debris surrounds a destroyed structure in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Big Pine Key, Fla. Anyone who suffered damage from hurricanes Harvey or Irma will be thankful if they have homeowners or windstorm coverage and flood insurance. But much work lies ahead. Filing claims for major damage can be a full-time job because you must document every loss and negotiate a fair settlement. Omissions and missteps you make can mean a lower payout. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Buying an iPhone may be a hassle

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 7:49pm


Businesses on waterlogged islands carry on

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:26pm

Businesses on Wilmington and Whitemarsh Islands were mostly up and running Wednesday morning, with none reporting any major damage from Hurricane Irma’s wind and water.

Davis Produce on Wilmington Island expects to open Friday morning with fresh produce from North Georgia and South Carolina. (Mary Carr Mayle/Savannah Morning News)

Remember Savannah’s service industry in hurricane recovery

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:25pm

What a week, huh?

A woman walks a dog in front of Sorry Charlie’s on Ellis Square ahead of Hurricane Irma’s visit to Savannah. Evacuations hurt many, including restaurant workers who work for tips. (Photos by Jesse Blanco/Special to Savannah Morning News)

City Talk: Local Irma response hampered by state response

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 7:53am

I’m writing this column on Tuesday morning. The sky is blue, and the city is springing back to life. It’s been quite a week.

Coast Guard re-opens Port of Savannah

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 6:18pm

As of 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port has reopened the Port of Savannah with no restrictions.

Home inspector brings technology to job

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:20pm

One of the oldest conundrums for a homebuyer is knowing how well a house is built. Newer technology is helping to better answer those questions. One local inspector is using more tools than ever to do to give buyers and sellers more confidence.

Karam Tascoe, owner of Pillar to Post, flies a drone over a Pooler home on Tuesday during a home inspection. Tascoe uses the drone to check for water damage and loose shingles. (Katie Nussbaum/Savannah Morning News)


Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:19pm



Business-related hurricane news

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:17pm

City Talk: Coastal development has not been tested by major hurricane

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:14pm

As I write this column, I have no idea where Hurricane Irma will be when you read it.

In wake of Equifax breach, what to do to safeguard your info

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:12pm

By Ken Sweet

This July 21, 2012, photo shows Equifax Inc., offices in Atlanta. Credit monitoring company Equifax says a breach exposed social security numbers and other data from about 143 million Americans. The Atlanta-based company said Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, that “criminals” exploited a U.S. website application to access files between mid-May and July of this year. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Area gas stations, grocery stores stay busy

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 8:15pm

Area gas stations and grocery stores are staying busy as residents make preparations for Hurricane Irma. While there is still some uncertainty about Irma’s impact on Savannah, a lot of residents are playing it safe after their brush with Hurricane Matthew last October.

Ports to close as Irma approaches

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 8:14pm

While it may seem like it’s been business as usual at Savannah’s port this week, the Georgia Ports Authority, the U.S. Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Office Savannah and the maritime community as a whole has been quietly preparing to deal with whatever Irma might send our way.

The Georgia Ports Authority is working to secure its terminals, including tying down its big ship-to-shore cranes, in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Irma Monday. (GPA photo)