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Armstrong breaks ground on new college of health facility

State and local dignitaries broke out the shovels late Tuesday morning to mark the start of construction on a new facility that will serve budding health professionals in the area.

Armstrong alumni Don and Cindy Waters after breaking ground for the new Waters College of Health Professions at Armstrong State University Tuesday morning. The Waters contributed $2 million to the 75,000-square-foot facility that is expected to open in spring 2019. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News)

Officials: Short-circuit caused Garden City structure fire

Investigators have determined a short-circuited light socket is the cause of a massive Garden City structure fire that injured one, rerouted school buses and backed up traffic for hours last week.

Firefighters in a ladder truck work on putting out a warehouse fire at Shining Auto Parts off Dean Forrest Road Thursday afternoon. (Josh Galemore/Savannah Morning News)

Urban Savannah Chamber of Commerce celebrates first year

Hundreds of Savannah business owners and entrepreneurs donned their finest garb for the Urban Savannah Chamber of Commerce’s first meeting and awards banquet Friday evening.

Leopold's celebrates 97 years in the Hostess City

Saturday was a day for both the young and young at heart in downtown Savannah as the city celebrated 97 years of Leopold’s Ice Cream.

Johnny Harris closes its doors after 92 years

Johnny Harris — the iconic restaurant on Victory Drive in Savannah — permanently closed Saturday night after more than 90 years of service. The atmosphere was bittersweet as restaurant employees scurried to welcome customers one last time.

Locals savor local flavor at annual Taste of Savannah

More than 4,000 people turned out to sample the Lowcountry’s best dishes Saturday at the 15th annual Taste of Savannah, which was the “pinnacle wrap-up” to the city’s third annual Savannah Food and Wine festival.

Josh Galemore/Savannah Morning News - Margie Manns, a "Canadian came South" as she described, gets a cup of beer cheese soup Paul Kennedy Catering.