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Portside: Fresh blueberries in February? They’re here

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 6:57pm

If you’ve been grocery shopping recently, you may have been pleasantly surprised to find a taste of summer in the produce section.

9 Savannah hotels named among best in United States

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:31pm

For more than 80 years, AAA has sent professional inspectors to hotels and restaurants across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Andaz Savannah

Perry Lane Hotel to open in spring

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:29pm

Savannah visitors and locals will soon have a new destination for luxury accommodations and local fare at the Perry Lane Hotel on Drayton Street, which has announced a spring opening.

Jimmy Burnsed steps away from banking after 60 years

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 9:10pm

In January 1958, a Savannah teenager lost his job with the Central of Georgia Railroad. But the railroad’s loss proved to be Bryan County’s and the local banking industry’s gain. Tuesday, after 60-years as a banker, South State Bank Senior Vice President, and former railroad worker, Jimmy Burnsed spent his last day on the job.

Richmond Hill banker Jimmy Burnsed smiles while pauses from cleaning out his office. The document framed in the gold frame in the front left of the photo is his first W-2 from 1958. (Jamie Parker/Bryan County Now)

Liz Weston: Should we pay people to save?

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 9:08pm

Long ago, people were rewarded for saving. Banks contributed something known as “interest” to the amounts deposited in savings accounts.

Child experts: Just say ‘no’ to Facebook’s kids app

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 9:07pm

By Matt O’Brien and Barbara Ortutay

FILE - This file photo provided by Facebook demonstrates parental controls on Facebook’s new Messenger app for kids. Child development experts and advocates are urging Facebook to pull the plug on its new messaging app aimed at kids under 13. A group letter being sent Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, to CEO Mark Zuckerberg argues that younger children aren’t ready to have social media accounts, understand privacy concerns and navigate the complexities of online relationships. (Courtesy of Facebook via AP, File)

Albert, James named to head St. Joseph’s/Candler Board of Trustees

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 10:07pm

Savannah businessmen and community leaders John Albert and Robert “Bob” James have been named to the top two positions on the St. Joseph’s/Candler Board of Trustees.

Bob James

Savannah mom’s baking solution becomes business

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 8:27pm

Savannah mom Leilani Lowry faced a problem making her favorite family treat — cone cakes, which are cakes baked inside ice cream cones.

Leilani Lowry, founder of Yippee! Cone Cake Co., shows off her new line of cone cake bases that will keep cone cakes upright during the entire process: baking, cooling, frosting, displaying and storing. (Photo courtesy of Yippee! Cone Cake Co.)

City Talk: Has unemployment rate fallen as low as possible?

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 12:47pm

The Savannah metro area unemployment rate was 4 percent in December, according to the latest estimates from the Georgia Department of Labor.

Entertainment industry contributes $137M to Savannah economy 2017

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 9:32pm

Savannah’s tree-lined squares and cobblestone streets have welcomed their share of fictional characters over the years.

Production crews work on the set of “Love at the Shore,” a Hallmark Channel movie that was filmed in Savannah and on Tybee Island. The movie was one of 12 feature films shot in Chatham County in 2017. (Photos courtesy of the Savannah Area Film Office)

Savannah Moose Lodge presents annual charitable donations

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 6:02pm

Savannah Family Moose Lodge 1550 officials on Wednesday donated $4,000 each to three local charities at part of their annual check presentation event.

Patti Lyons, from left, Chris Sweat, Moose Lodge member Daniel Walker and Michael Lowery with annual lodge donations on Wednesday. (Courtesy Moose Lodge)

Savannah Morning News picks former staffer for editorial page

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 9:16pm

The Savannah Morning News has announced the hiring of a new editorial page editor.

Adam Van Brimmer

Ask SCORE: Employee retention requires basic attention

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 8:12pm

A company that wants to stay in business must provide a positive job atmosphere where employees want to work and where word of mouth will attract quality applicants.