More people are expected to hit the roads for Memorial Day travel this weekend than have done so since 2005, according to AAA.
Visitors purchase tickets to the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum on Thursday morning. Light Station staff are expecting large crowds this Memorial Day weekend, officially kicking off the islands busy season. (Katie Nussbaum/Savannah Morning News)
April was another recording setting month for the Georgia Ports Authority and officials expect the momentum to continue as the organization enters the last few weeks of the 2017 fiscal year.
During the 30 hours the COSCO Development was in dock at the Port of Savannah, six cranes moved more than 9,700 TEUs on and off the vessel. The length of four football fields and nearly 160 feet wide, the ship was the largest to ever call on the East Coast. (Georgia Port Authority / Stephen Morton)
Local breweries are raising a glass after Gov. Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 85 into law last weekMay 8 allowing breweries and distilleries to sell directly to consumers.
Members of the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild board of directors, Nancy Palmer, Chris Heron, Joel Iverson, Carly Wiggins and Bob Sandage celebrate after the signing of Senate Bill 85 at the state capital earlier this month. The bill will update the regulations surrounding Georgia breweries and distilleries, putting them on par with other states across the country. (Photo special to the Savannah Morning News)
Last year, the Hostess City welcomed more visitors than ever and those guests spent more money while they were here.
A tour group walks in front of the Hamilton-Turner House earlier this year. According to an annual study compiled by Longwoods International for Visit Savannah, 13.9 million people visited Savannah and spent about $2.8 billion in 2016. (Robert Cooper/ Savannah Morning News file photo)
On Wednesday, several members of the Historic District Review Board clarified that they were not confused when they voted to approve a contested bonus story of a hotel at Tattnall and Liberty Streets in February. It was just the latest move for a proposal that’s been volleyed back and forth for weeks.
A rendering of a new hotel proposed for Liberty and Tattnall Street. An appeal challenging the proposed bonus story will once again go back before the City of Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals. (Rendering courtesy of Lynch Associates Architects)
Broughton Street and the transformation of 16 buildings along the historic corridor by Atlanta developer Ben Carter and his team received statewide recognition last month by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.
Images provided by Hansen Architects using Georgia Historical Society photos - This series of photos shows the facade changes to 32 east Broughton St. The restoration of 16 buildings along the historic corridor by Atlanta developer Ben Carter, Hansen Architects, DPR Construction and Tharpe Engineering Group received statewide recognition last month by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.
As developer Ben Carter’s restoration and construction project on Broughton Street project nears its end, one of the final pieces of bringing the street back to life as a downtown shopping destination will be upgrading the streetscape, according to Quito Anderson, CEO of Ben Carter Enterprises.
Woof Gang Bakery has certainly marked its territory in Savannah. What started as one store in City Market has grown to four with more on the way for the neighborhood pet store that specializes in quality foods, treats, chews and pet accessories with a personalized touch.
The Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday voted to send plans for a proposed hotel at Tattnall and Liberty streets back to the Historic District Board of Review after an appeal was filed challenging a bonus story approved by the HDBR in February.
March was a record month for home sales and housing market inventory in Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties. During the month, 629 homes sold – a six-year high and inventory hit a six year low coming in at just under five months, according to monthly data released by Savannah Multi-List Corp.
The Savannah College of Art and Design has listed three of its properties on the market with commercial real estate company CBRE. The college maintains more than 60 buildings around Savannah and an equestrian center in Hardeeville, S.C.
The City of Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday will hear a petition challenging the bonus story of a proposed hotel at Tattnall and Liberty Streets.
The City of Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday will hear a petition to appeal a February decision to grant a bonus story to the Liberty Street. Nearby residents say the project isn't compatible with the area. (Rendering courtesy of Lynch Associates Architects)
This rendering shows a conceptual plan for a five-building hotel development off of President Street. The Metropolitan Planning Commission voted to rezone the eight-acre site, which is being developed by HD Companies, on Tuesday. The recommendation will now move to Savannah City Council for final review. (Rendering courtesy of HD Companies/via Metropolitan Planning Commission)
For the first time Young Entrepreneurs Across America is offering Georgia college students the chance to operate their own business and gain real world experience through its Student Painters internship.
Since 1983, Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity has partnered with more than 130 families in Chatham County to help them realize their dream of owning an affordable home, and this year the nonprofit aims to add seven more local families to that list.
Home to several businesses since the early 1900s, including a nickel and dime store owned by the Tenenbaum family and most recently, Thrifty Supply Center, the 300 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. is getting a facelift and a new life.