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City Talk: Ice reveals some weaknesses

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 9:44pm

I had an unlucky start to 2018. I was out of town for Savannah’s rare snowfall.

Snow casts a chill on Savannah area businesses

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 9:15pm

Savannah’s had its share of recent weather-related misery from hurricane season to this week’s snow and ice fall.

While many areas of Savannah were mostly cleared of ice and snow by Friday afternoon, River Street was still a “skating rink,” as one area businesses person described it. (Katie Nussbaum/Savannah Morning News)

Owens: Resolve to improve your business in 2018

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 9:23pm

Yes, this is another resolutions article. I’m sure you’ve heard it all at this point: Lose weight, get organized, spend more time with your family, etc. I, for one, have resolved to take up yoga. (Just kidding!)

Savannah-Chatham Schools closed Friday

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:24pm

Due to ongoing frigid temperatures forecast tomorrow morning, Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools and facilities will remain closed on Friday, Jan. 5.

It’s been a Winter wonderland in Pooler

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 3:06pm

Pooler residents were treated to a winter wonderland as freezing rain turned to snow.

DeAnn Komanecky/Savannah Morning News Towne Lake residents Anna Warren, Jasmine Bailey, Christian Warren, Sam Warren and John Berry took a walk around the neighborhood Wednesday morning. The group all agreed the snow was cool and a great sight to see.

Memorial, Candler hospitals hit with Medicare penalties for patient injuries

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 8:23pm

About one-third of eligible Georgia hospitals will see a reduction in Medicare payments in 2018 because of a high rate of patient injuries.

Ramsey: Stand out in business with handwritten notes

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 8:22pm

When was the last time you received a handwritten note from a business associate? It may be too long ago for you to remember. On the other hand, if you have received one lately, you know exactly who sent it and when. Handwritten notes are practically extinct in the business world — and everywhere else. If you are looking for ways to stand in business, be noticed by your colleagues and clients, and set yourself apart from your competition, try putting pen to paper at the slightest excuse.

Savannah named as focus area for tech corridor

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 7:13pm

Savannah and Augusta have been named by a Georgia Senate committee as areas to establish information technology corridors.

Georgia Ports to close operations ahead of wintry weather

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 3:12pm

With freezing temperatures and wintry precipitation predicted in Coastal Georgia, the Georgia Ports Authority will close all terminal operations in Savannah and Brunswick starting at 4 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3 until further notice.

Jobs down as metro Savannah continues to recover from Irma

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 3:02pm

Unemployment claims and the number of jobs in metro Savannah fell in November of 2017, according to state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.

JCB skid steer wins six awards

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 1:14pm

JCB’s Savannah-built Teleskid skid steer and compact loader recently won six industry awards for quality and innovation.

Photo courtesy of Damien Mills/JCB The Savannah-built JCB Teleskid is the world’s first and only skid steer and compact track loader with a telescopic boom. JCB officials saidTeleskid is now recognized as the most awarded skid steer in history.

City Talk: Trends to watch in Savannah in 2018

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 10:40pm

In last Sunday’s column, I wrote about some of the major developments of 2017. So today let’s consider a few trends worth watching in 2018.

Bill Dawers

Business with Promise: Grand Garages

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 9:23pm

Founded by Regan Drake, Grand Garages was named the 2015 Emerging Small Business of the Year by the Small Business Chamber of Savannah. Started three years ago, the company is growing fast and is booked months in advance for some projects. The company does everything from garage cleanouts to high-end renovations that convert a regular garage to a room in the house. The company is the only one in Savannah that specializes in garage renovations.

Photo courtesy of Grand Garages Regan Drake stands in one of his “Grand Garages.” Grand Garages offers full service garage makeovers. These services range from one day cleaning and organization sessions to high end custom makeovers.

Eat It and Like It: A peek inside Husk Savannah before Jan. 3 opening

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 4:48pm

A lot of us who know and are familiar with downtown Savannah remember the night of the fire back in 2008.

Husk is set to open in Savannah on Jan. 3 by reservation only. (Jesse Blanco photo)

Port Wentworth hires water management firm

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 10:00pm

Port Wentworth council members voted to hire an outside operator for their water system at Thursday’s regular meeting.

DeAnn Komanecky/Savannah Morning News Port Wentworth’s outgoing mayor, Glenn Jones, shakes hands at the end of his last council meeting as mayor of the city. Jones served three terms as mayor.