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Portside: Growth in imports signals strong holiday season

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:09pm

If activity at the country’s deep-water ports is any indication, Santa’s sleigh is going to be loaded down this year, delighting kids of all ages as well as truck drivers, dockworkers, container shipping interests and, most of all, retailers — many of whom live and die by seasonal holiday sales.

Dulany, Greenfield to develop deepwater industrial site

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 7:00pm

Savannah has a new deepwater site ready to locate manufacturers and logistics companies.

Reed Dulany III of Dulany Industries; Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal; and Marc Weinreich of Greenfield Environmental Trust announced the new SeaPoint Deepwater Industrial Terminal Complex on Thursday. (Photo courtesy of SeaPoint)

GPA celebrates year, announces 2 companies to bring 150 jobs

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:31pm

Griff Lynch had a tough time curbing his enthusiasm Thursday as he delivered his second “State of the Ports” address to a sold-out crowd at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.

Griff Lynch, Georgia Ports Authority’s executive director, delivers his State of the Port address to an overflow audience Thursday at Savannah’s International Trade and Convention Center. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News)

Daniel Defense confirms layoffs as it prepares new facility

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:22pm

Bryan County-based Daniel Defense, manufacturer of firearms and accessories, has announced that they have significantly downsized their workforce over the past few weeks.

Nine Line Apparel opens new Savannah facility

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:45pm

For the founders of Nine Line Apparel, the concrete backing on their sign at their new facility is more than just a place to display the company logo.

U.S. position on NAFTA raises fears of mangled economy

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 8:46pm


FILE - In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017, file photo, Blake Hurst, a corn and soybean farmer and president of the Missouri Farm Bureau, walks to the tractor shed on his farm in Westboro, Mo. U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to redo the North American Free Trade Agreement, but NAFTA has widened access to Mexican and Canadian markets, boosting U.S. farm exports and benefiting many farmers. Hurst says NAFTA has been good for his business and worries that he’ll lose out in a renegotiation. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Group brings focus to self-driving cars

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 5:18pm

Clinton Edminster says he’s been dreaming of self-driving cars for a while, and now he’s working to get Savannah ready for the real thing.

Clinton Edminster, founder of Self-Driving Vehicle Coalition of Coastal Georgia, spoke Wednesday to the Technology Association of Georgia at Bull Street Labs.

Historic board OKs 51-unit apartment building

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:53pm

A new four-story apartment building on Montgomery Street was approved Wednesday by the Historic District Board of Review at its monthly meeting.

Robertson: Listen to find right music to make your business sing

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:45am

It’s hard to escape music. Whether you are at the doctor’s office, gym, shopping mall, restaurant, or your own workplace, there is probably music playing in the background. Depending on the music, you can experience a variety of emotions.

Fake news is still here, despite efforts by Google, Facebook

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 8:40pm

By Barbara Ortutay and Ryan Nakashima

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, file photo, a woman sits on a curb at the scene of a shooting outside of a music festival along the Las Vegas Strip. Months after Facebook and Google announced major efforts to curb the spread of false stories masquerading as news, it’s still cropping up, most recently in the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting. Turns out it’s not so easy to re-engineer social media systems geared to maximize engagement over accuracy, especially when trolls and pranksters are scheming to evade those controls. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Board approves plan to encourage residential development downtown

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 6:34pm

The Metropolitan Planning Commission on Tuesday voted to approve an amendment to the City of Savannah Zoning Ordinance to remove density standards for several districts. The petition, which was brought by the city aims to provide more incentives for residential development and create more balance for hotel and residential development.

City Talk: Traditional diner fare with special flair at new restaurant on Ellis Square

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:08pm

The local restaurant group Ele and the Chef seems to have another hit on its hands with the Little Duck Diner at 150 St. Julian St. That’s the space most recently occupied by the downtown location of Moe’s Southwest Grill.

Image from Little Duck Diner’s Facebook page

Conference shows off ‘smart’ traffic solutions

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 9:40pm

The old driving instructions “Stop, look and listen” take on a whole new meaning in today’s “smart” world.

DeAnn Komanecky/Savannah Morning News Michael Holt, President of the Georgia chapter of the Intelligent Transportation Society, talks technology at the group’s annual meeting held this week in Savannah.

City Talk: Laney Contemporary reinforces Savannah’s gallery scene

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 8:01pm

The grand opening for Laney Contemporary Fine Art (http://laneycontemporary.com), Savannah’s newest art gallery, attracted a huge, enthusiastic crowd.

Deal closes for Savannah River Landing; 8-year, $50M plan begins

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 7:44pm

The Savannah River Landing, a mixed-use development planned for the east end of President Street, has moved one step closer to reality. The sale of the 57-acre site closed last month for $30,125,000.

The Savannah River Landing site will include a park along the Savannah River with brick sidewalks, decorative lighting, benches, open grass areas, and trees. (Renderings courtesy of Savannah River Landing Land LLC)

SCORE: Choose your crowdfunding tool wisely

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 7:52pm

As we all know, banks match people who have money with people who want money. Banks provide all types of personal and commercial loans to individuals and businesses that meet their lending qualifications.