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Mary Carr Mayle

Of all the ports affected by Hurricane Matthew, Savannah’s was hit the hardest, according to U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Amy Beach, commander of Marine Safety Unit Savannah and Captain of the Port, who said damage to navigational aids kept the river and outer harbor closed for several days.

Katie Nussbaum

On Friday, the Job Creators Network brought its Bring Small Business Back tour to the Coastal Georgia Center to help educate area small business owners on the many rules and regulations set forth by the government when it comes to small businesses.

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Michael Owens

Sometimes it takes adversity to see how interconnected we are as a community. When Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc across the Southeast, we got to see how the Savannah community stepped up to help.

And, there were so many helpers in our community. In big ways and small ways, and even today, those helpers are still coming out of the woodwork to show their commitment to our community and our recovery.

Food & Dining

I had planned to start a series of articles on entertaining and etiquette this week, but I just haven’t been in the entertaining mood since Matthew. The stories I’ve heard and the destruction I’ve seen have made me sad, and when I’m sad, I want comfort food – not fancy finger foods or perfectly set tables. I really wish I could just invite everyone who is hurting into my kitchen to comfort them with hugs and foods that provide comfort and strength to face their heartaches.