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Katie Nussbaum

Developer plans assisted living community in Pooler

Health care real estate development company Shepherd Health this week announced plans for an upscale senior living community near the intersection of Interstate 16 and Pooler Parkway.

Technology adds precision to joint replacements

New technology at Optim Surgery Center is transforming the way joint replacement procedures are performed and providing patients with a less invasive knee or hip replacement surgeries by using the Mako Robotic-Arm during procedures.

Armstrong class earns recognition for consulting work

A group of Armstrong State University students received national recognition earlier this month at the Small Business Institute Conference in San Diego after their consulting project for the Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market placed third in the nation.

Armstrong State University students, Samuel McPherson, Connor North, Jordan Horton and Elizabeth Rothweiler. A consulting project done by the students recently placed third in the nation at the Small Business Institute Conference in San Diego. (Photo special to the Savannah Morning News)

Tybee businesses work past storm damage, hope for strong spring

Several small business and companies on Tybee are still dealing with damage from Hurricane Matthew, but most owners are looking toward spring and summer with optimism.

Chantal Audran with Ike, a loggerhead sea turtle; Joy Davis with diamondback terrapins; and Alli Williford with Ruby and Pearl, the Marine Science Center’s resident diamondback terrapins, prepare to evacuate before Hurricane Matthew in October. (Photos courtesy of Tybee Island Marine Science Center)

Experience pays for real estate team

With 14 years of experience in the Savannah real estate market, Heather Murphy and her team at the Heather Murphy Real Estate Group know that the sky is the limit when it comes to real estate.

Firm plans hotels, amphitheater, stores in Pooler near I-16

A new mixed-use development, which will include hotels, offices and boutique retail space, is on tap for the southeast corner of Interstate 16 and Pooler.

Savannah-area home sales start strong in 2017

Home sales across Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties got off to a strong start in 2017, according to data recently released by Savannah Multi-List Corp.

TLC compiles yearbook of personnel success stories

When it comes to setting and achieving goals Guillermo Montes is becoming an expert. “I told my fiancé I was going to be the youngest general manager in the company and here I am,” Montes, 24, said with a grin last week at the Comfort Suites Historic District where he serves as general manager.

Tracy Boles, general manager of the Fairfield Inn and Suites Savannah Airport is known as Bubbles, due to her upbeat and energetic personality. She’s been in the tourism industry for nearly 10 years. (Photos courtesy of the Tourism Leadership Council)

Lidl speeds up plans for new stores

German grocer, Lidl announced Wednesday that its first wave of U.S. stores, which includes locations planned for Pooler and Bluffton, S.C., are moving ahead of schedule with some of the stores opening this summer instead of 2018 as previously announced, according to an Associated Press report.

This is an artist’s rendering of the 36,000-square-foot Lidl store to be built in North Augusta.

Savannah Coffee Roasters opening southside cafe

Savannah’s southside will be getting a caffeine boost next week when Savannah Coffee Roasters opens the doors to their newest Savannah Coffee café at 714 Mall Blvd., inside The Design Center shops on Monday.

CEO/President of Savannah Coffee Roasters, Lori Collins. The company will be opening a second cafe location at 714 Mall Blvd., next week. (Photo by Katie Nussbaum/Savannah Morning News)

Owens Corning plant records 1 million safe work hours

The Savannah Owens Corning plant has a million reasons to celebrate.

Carter lists Broughton properties to restructure debt

Atlanta developer Ben Carter has listed his Broughton Street properties for sale with commercial real estate company CBRE and says the goal is to restructure. Carter says he remains devoted to Savannah.

Review board OKs 6-story hotel on Liberty over objections

The Savannah Historic Review Board on Wednesday approved the height and mass for a new hotel slated to occupy a lot across from the Savannah Civic Center at the corner of Tattnall and Liberty streets despite opposition from nearby residents.

Goodwill shows off G-Force skills, plant

For more than 50 years Goodwill of the Coastal Empire has given thousands of people the training and employment skills needed to obtain self-sufficiency in the areas of retail and facility services and manufacturing.

Residents: Godley tract zoning changes threaten quality of life

When the Metropolitan Planning Commission recommended a denial to rezone more than 100 acres of land within the Godley Station Master Plan earlier this month, it was a small victory for Highlands residents who have been fighting the encroachment of warehouses in the neighborhood.

Starland food truck park gets early OK

A food truck park could be coming to the Starland District after the City of Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals approved the use of a restaurant with alcohol sales on Thursday.

Savannah vet’s Super Bowl sign attracting giggles, Falcons fans

Case Veterinary Hospital on Eisenhower Drive may have scored a touchdown with their latest cheeky advertisment, which also pokes a little fun at New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady ahead of their Super Bowl matchup with the Atlanta Falcons on Feb. 5.

Geekend brings gamers, developers to 2 tech-filled days

After suffering a setback due to Hurricane Matthew in October coders, techies and geeks can rejoice, Geekend returns this Friday and Saturday.

Savannah Christian Prep sells DeRenne campus

Savannah Christian Preparatory School has sold its DeRenne Avenue campus to St. John Baptist Church for $3.2 million, according to a press release sent out on Monday.

Savannah State professor awarded patent for chemical compound

A Savannah State University professor is poised to potentially help millions with her recently discovered chemical compound that could help combat the effects of neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s or ALS.

Photo courtesy of Savannah State University - Savannah State University associate professor of chemistry and forensic science, Karla-Sue Marriott works in her lab on campus at SSU. Marriott was recently approved for a patent for a newly discovered chemical compound that could combat the effects of Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases.