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Owens: Celebrate 5th anniversary of Savannah Food & Wine Festival

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 12:30am

If you’re like me, you have a five-year plan. And, there’s nothing more exhilarating that seeing that plan come to reality.

Broughton to get new biscuit shop

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 10:25pm

Jacksonville-based Maple Street Biscuit Company will open at 220 Broughton St. this winter.

A dish from Maple Street Biscuit Company, which will open a location on Broughton Street later this year. (Photo courtesy of Maple Street Biscuit Company)

Film industry programs, work keep grads in Savannah

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 10:01pm

Thanks to state tax incentives for Hollywood filmmakers, the film industry is burgeoning in Savannah, and local students are discovering they don’t need to move to Los Angeles or New York City to find work and shape their careers.

Kareem McMichael, Jeff Williams, and Josiah Whitfield attend the recent Savannah Area Film Office networking event. (Photo by Eva Fedderly)

U.S. job growth slowed in August but economy still looks solid

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 9:57pm

By Josh Boak

In this Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, photo, Kathy Tringali, right, a recruiter for retailer Big 5 Sporting Goods, talks to job seekers during a job fair in San Jose, Calif. On Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, the U.S. government issues the August jobs report. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

One Hundred donates $350,000 to children’s hospital

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 9:56pm

The One Hundred on Thursday presented a $350,000 check for the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah, fulfilling a pledge to raise enough money over five years to secure the naming rights to the pediatric emergency department wing on the campus of Memorial University Medical Center.

Shown here at the ceremonial check presentation are, from left, Ann Walker, vice president and next year’s president of the One Hundred; David Dorminey, executive director at Memorial whose duties include the Memorial Health Foundation; Heather Newsome, executive director of the Willett Children’s Hospital; Nadine Bothwell, president of the One Hundred; Carolyn Brown, past president of the One Hundred; and Sandy Ljungdahl, past gala chair. Not pictured is Joan Pierce, past president. (Courtesy Memorial Health)

City welcomes largest container ship ever to call on East Coast

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 5:08pm

It’s a scenario we have yet to tire of — even when the weather is less than ideal.

Walter and Mary Logan of Savannah brought lawn chairs as they waited for the arrival of the CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt container ship to the Savannah port. The largest ship ever to call on the East Coast, the 1,200-foot-long Roosevelt will depart Sunday for Charleston and later to the Port of New York/New Jersey. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News)

Hotel industry expert predicts slight increase in Savannah occupancy rates

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 10:15pm

Savannah’s hospitality industry continued growing last year with hotel occupancy rates finishing about five percent above the national average. The outlook for 2017 and beyond continues to put the local occupancy rates on the upward trend, according to a presentation Thursday to a group of industry professionals.


Industry experts share ways to mitigate cyber risk with businesses

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 10:12pm

So you suspect — or worse, you’re sure — your business has experienced a data breach.

Tyler O’Connor , right, with CRC Insurance Services, Inc. , speaks on cyber liability as fellow panelist Diana McKenzie, with Hunter Maclean, and Bryan Thornton, CEO of Net Reaction, listen. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News)

Georgia Power wants to proceed with new Plant Vogtle reactors

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 9:00pm

Georgia Power wants to proceed with finishing two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle that will come online in November 2021 and November 2022 at a cost of $19 billion, according to a request the company filed with the Georgia Public Service Commission on Thursday.

Plant Vogtle (File/Staff)

Largest ship ever to call on Port of Savannah expected Friday afternoon

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 8:10pm

Today might be a good day to have a late lunch on River Street or across the river on Hutchinson Island. As of this writing, the massive CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt is due in port between 3:30 and 4:30 Friday afternoon, putting it in front of City Hall sometime between 2:30 and 3:30.

Georgia Ports Authority employees help to unload 53 cases of bottled water collected by Jimmy Hogan, far right, a member of the International Longshoremen’s Association on Wednesday. The GPA is collecting hurricane relief supplies through today to send to Houston storm victims. (Georgia Ports Authority photo)

Weapons manufacturer moving to Richmond Hill

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 8:09pm

C&H Precision Weapons, manufacturers of hand-built precision rifles and providers of customized pistol modifications, have announced they will move their shop of its defense unit from LaBelle, Fla. to Richmond Hill.

Georgia Power backs out, but Savannah solar farm still a go

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 8:07pm

Georgia Power pulled the plug at the last minute on its involvement in a solar project on East President Street. But the site will get a solar installation anyway, said developer Reed Dulany III.

A solar farm is planned for the southwest portion of this parcel fronting East President Street. The community solar will cover 7 acres that were once part of Savannah’s Deptford Landfill. Screenshot from SAGIS.

Container ship T. Roosevelt due in Port Friday

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:56am

The CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt, the largest container ship ever to call on the East Coast, will begin its transit into the Port of Savannah from the Sea Buoy at 12:30 p.m. Friday, passing City Hall between 2 and 3:30 p.m. and arriving in port at Garden City Terminal between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

How insurers are mobilizing to help Harvey victims

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:47pm

By Beth Buczynski

Workers begin repairs to a wall that was lost in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Rockport, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Gulfstream partner appears to have lock on contract to replace Air Force’s aging electronic warfare planes

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:47pm

The U.S. Air Force is recapitalizing its Compass Call fleet and it appears the new version may be designed on a Gulfstream G550 airframe, despite protests from both Boeing and Bombardier that the single-source award to L3 Technologies is in violation of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act.

Final Gulfstream G600 test aircraft takes flight from Savannah headquarters Tuesday

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:46pm

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has announced that the final aircraft in the Gulfstream G600 flight-test program has flown for the first time. Outfitted with a complete interior, the aircraft serves as a cabin testbed to ensure a superior customer experience. The aircraft is the fifth to join the G600 flight-test program since it began on Dec. 17, 2016.

The fifth and final aircraft in Gulfstream’s G600 flight test program takes off from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Stephanie Lipscomb for Gulfstream)

Roseman named 25th St. Joseph’s/Candler James Lientz Award winner

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 3:40pm

A veteran communications team leader at St. Joseph’s/Candler on Wednesday was named the 25th annual John R. Lientz Humanitarian Award winner.

Largest container ship ever to call on Savannah now due in port Friday

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 8:38pm

The largest container ship ever to reach the U.S. East Coast docked in Virginia on Monday and will wait out the stormy weather before setting sail for Savannah, where it is now expected Friday.

The CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt is unloaded Monday at the Virginia International Gateway in Norfolk. The arrival of the ship breaks the record for largest container ship ever to visit the East Coast. (Keith Lanpher/Port of Virginia via AP)

Most Harvey flood victims on hook to pay for home repairs

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 8:36pm

By Bernard Condon and Ken Sweet

Volunteers use their boat to help evacuate residents as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)