The annual Paint the Town Pink breast cancer awareness initiative was celebrated by officials behind the effort as the 2016 campaign was brought to an end Monday morning with a ceremony at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s/Candler.
Savannah Morning News Publisher Michael Traynor, left, presents St. Joseph's/Candler President and CEO Paul Hinchey with a check for the hospitals mammography fund at the Paint the Town Pink wrap up held at the lobby of the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News)
The Savannah City Council denied two zoning requests on Thursday that two hotel developers were depending on, in addition to directing the city attorney to determine whether a moratorium can be placed on new hotel projects in the Historic District.
The fate of a planned hotel across from Forsyth Park could come down to semantics. It is up to the Savannah City Council to decide if the planned five-story hotel at Drayton and East Huntingdon streets can move forward as proposed.
This rendering shows the West Elm hotel planned for 607 Drayton St. across from Forsyth Park. The Historic Review Board approved the height and mass of the five-story building in July, but the Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals overturned the approval last week. (Gunn Meyerhoff Shay Architects)
The city’s recent approval of a food truck ordinance is being praised by budding entrepreneurs and lovers of curbside cuisine. But there are still some steps that need to be taken before Savannah’s appetite for roaming restaurants is satisfied.
Owner and Chef Brian Maher offers a Sazon Flounder and Blueberry Jalapeno Salsa and Crema Mexicana from his food truck. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News)
Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach and Alderwoman Carol Bell didn’t quite know what they were getting into when they announced in January their intention to provide job training and life skills to 500 young people ages 14-17.
Keynote speaker Ron Sullivan addresses the participants during the kick-off event on Tuesday of the city's Summer 500 internship program. (Eric Curl/Savannah Morning News)
Excavators, bulldozers and dumptrucks were busy Monday moving dirt on the site of Rockbridge Capital’s planned $60 million hotel on the south side of West River Street.
Workers cleared the site Monday for a $60 million hotel Rockbridge Capital is planning for West River Street, across from the decommissioned power plant Richard Kessler plans to renovate for his $250 million Plant Riverside project. (Eric Curl/Savannah Morning News)
Officials and staff in Savannah’s city government are providing more details about their procurement practices after a hired consultant found evidence of discrimination in awarding contracts to businesses owned by women and minorities.
The city of Savannah has a lot of work to do when it comes to ensuring a fair share of government contracts are going to businesses owned by minorities and women, according to the results of a disparity study presented to the City Council on Tuesday.
Rodney Strong, with Griffin & Strong, presents his firm's findings from a disparity study that examined the city's contracting process. Eric Curl/Savannah Morning News
Meetings have been running relatively quickly since the new Savannah City Council was sworn in early this year, usually lasting about an hour. However, a bit of nostalgia and fear topped with some spicy barbecue sauce could slow things down a bit Thursday.
The Savannah City Council unanimously voted during a hearing Thursday to revoke the alcohol license of Club Rain after public safety complaints and shootings that city officials say either occurred at or started at the downtown night spot.
The old continues making way for the new, as another planned commercial development along Victory Drive ushers in the closing of a Savannah restaurant that has operated at the site for about 80 years.
Submitted photo - The Metropolitan Planning Commission on Tuesday approved the rezoning of 11 acres that surround Johnny Harris restaurant at 1651 Victory Drive. The approval clears another hurdle for proposed retail development in the area, which was announced by Harris president Norman Heidt in September.