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Savannah area businesses among 412 statewide hit with health care fraud allegations

Businesses in Savannah, Lyons, Vidalia, Statesboro and Augusta are among 412 charged defendants across 41 federal districts, including 115 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, for their alleged participation in health care fraud schemes involving approximately $1.3 billion in false billings.

BiS in brief: New gift store, lemonade fundraiser, literacy gift

Dream Finder Homes in Waterways Township will host the next Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours.



Jeanine Thompson

Savannah Morning News named best newspaper in Georgia

The Savannah Morning News/ won 40 awards Friday night at the Georgia Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Awards. The honors covered work by staff and freelancers for 2016.

BiS in brief: Shopping service, seminar postposed, job fair

Instacart, the fast-growing retail delivery service, will launch in the Savannah area on June 1.

Newsmakers: Downtown board

Downtown Neighborhood Association names board

Ken Zapp



BiS in brief: I-95 resurfacing, Jesup Parker’s, auto auction expands, Kroger fund-raiser

The Georgia Department of Transportation will spend more than $8.7 million to resurface roads in Liberty County, including a portion of Interstate 95.

BiS in brief: JEA to honor Kohler, Riverview renovation, public hearing

The 105th Annual Meeting of the Jewish Educational Alliance will feature the presentation of the JEA Community Service Award to Tom Kohler, recognized for being a tireless advocate for those in need.

BiS in brief: New distribution facility, hotel renovates, Chamber opens in Tifton

In a Thursday release, Hudson Resources announced an agreement with Metro Ports, a bulk stevedoring and terminal operating company, to design, build and operate a port facility adjacent to the Port of Savannah. Hudson will establish a key distribution hub in North America for its White Mountain anorthosite used in the production of E-Glass, paints and coatings.

BIS in brief: Hospice thrift opens, Memorial gets award, hotel renovates

The Garden City City Council this week adopted an ordinance that creates a new enterprise zone in the Town Center area of the city.



Brenda Pearson

Hotelier Kessler partners with Woodville-Tompkins for hospitality program

The Savannah-Chatham Public School System voted last week to launch the Kessler Hospitality Program and the Woodville-Tompkins Technical & Career High School this fall.

From left, Deputy Superintendent Ann Levett, Richard Kessler and Superintendent Thomas Lockamy as the signing for the new Kessler Hospitality Program last week.



Brian Dixon

BiS in brief: Poverty simulation, new Circle K, Rotary Club donations

Circle K has opened a new 24-hour Savannah location at 4315 Ogeechee Road. It plans a grand opening event from 4-6 p.m. May 12.

BiS in brief: grand openings, thrift anniversary, Parker’s donation

Thrift Store celebrates 20th year with sale



Heather Davis

BiS in brief: Autism event, apartments reopen, Rotary donation

Rotary clubs donate for parenting classes



Judy Lautenzenhiser

BiS profile: Susan Kelleher, Seaside Sisters, Seaside Sweets

Owner of Tybee Island’s Seaside Sisters gift shop and Seaside Sweets gelato and candy store.