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City Talk: Fox & Fig brings vegan menu to Troup Square

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 7:11pm

The cozy restaurant space at 321 Habersham St. near Troup Square has been through many changes over the years.

Tacos at the Fox & Fig Cafe (Photo from Facebook)

Weekly ship schedule

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 10:27pm

Halstead International opens new Rincon facility

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 10:27pm

State and local officials joined Thursday morning to officially welcome Halstead International to Effingham County and the Savannah marketplace.

Halstead COO Michael Kaminsky stands in the container room. (Photo by Rick Lott/For the Savannah Morning News)

GenerationNEXT awards recognize young leaders at reception

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 10:27pm

Winners of the 2018 Generation NEXT awards, which recognize Savannah’s rising stars of business, were honored Thursday evening during a celebration reception at Cohen’s Retreat on Skidaway Road.

Brad Harmon, Jim Shipley and Hilary Shipley enjoy an animated conversation at the 2018 Generation Next Awards. (Shelly Mobley/For the Savannah Morning News)

Savannah area added 3,200 jobs in 2017

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 10:52am

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that 2017 was a banner year for job creation, employment and labor force gains in metro Savannah.

Howell: From Silicon Valley to Geekend, life is better here

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 11:44pm

Spring of 2016 marked six months of Silicon Valley life. My husband and I had relocated from Chicago for a job opportunity (his) and had suddenly found ourselves in unpleasant situations: He was a cog in the machine with little to no creative freedom, and I was mired in what I referred to as the Silicon Snoozefest.

Ship Watch: The Edison is heading to Savannah

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 5:25pm

The large NeoPanamax ships that are now calling on the Garden City terminal at the Georgia Ports in Savannah tend to attract attention as they inch their way up the Savannah River and slide ever so slowly under the Talmadge Bridge.

This photo of the Edison was taken near Norfolk, Va. (Photo courtesy of Geoff Gumport via MarineTraffic.com)

Groundbreaking set for Georgia port’s Mason Mega-Rail project

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 10:21pm

Georgia Ports Authority Board members approved a budget increase this week of $5.8 million for the port’s Mason Mega Rail project. The money will cover work to integrate American parts into large cranes for the project being manufactured in Finland.

The Port of Savannah is poised to rapidly increase service to an arc of inland markets, from Atlanta to Memphis, to St. Louis, Chicago and the Ohio Valley. Key to expanding rail service is a $128M project linking Garden City Terminal’s two rail yards. Construction of the rail expansion will take four years. (Georgia Ports Authority / Stephen B. Morton)

3 announce plans to run for Savannah-Chatham school board

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 4:55pm

Alfreda Goldwire has announced she will run for the District 6 Savannah-Chatham County school board seat.

Larry Lower

Officials need to reboot emergency systems

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 8:40pm

Excerpted from The Providence (R.I.) Journal, Jan. 18

Savannah Port has record-breaking 2017

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 8:25pm

The Port of Savannah broke multiple records in 2017, Griff Lynch, Georgia Ports Authority executive director said on Monday.

The Cosco Development, a 13,000 TEU capacity vessel, is shown at the Garden City Terminal. The Port of Savannah grew its volume by more than 400,000 twenty-foot container units in 2017. (Photo courtesy of GPA)

City Talk: Area job growth strong in 2017

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 7:41pm

According to recently released data from the Georgia Department of Labor, the Savannah job market remained robust throughout 2017.

Locals continue to open up shop on Bull Street corridor

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 6:24pm

Over the last three years, the Bull Street corridor south of Forsyth Park and north of Victory Drive has experienced tremendous growth as locally owned businesses continue to open in one of Savannah’s fastest growing sectors.