Six local high school students have been named winners of the Frank Finocchiaro Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest, sponsored by the Italian Society of Savannah in memory of Frank Finocchiaro, a founding member and Benedictine alumnus.
After sailing the Savannah River for more than 20 years, Savannah River Boat Cruises’ riverboat is off to a new home in Kentucky.
Captain Johnathan Claughton, owner of Savannah Riverboat Cruises. The company has sold the older Georgia Queen boat after purchasing a newer, larger vessel last year. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News file photo)
“Because we couldn’t possibly understand anyone’s complete tax situation in one phone call, we’ll give you our best advice based on what we know about your circumstances and suggestions for seeking additional help if you need it,” says Susan Clifford, principal at Hancock Askew.
Metro Savannah’s unemployment rate in January was 5.2 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 5 percent in December, according to the Georgia Department of Labor. In January 2016, the rate was 5.3 percent.
Savannah’s Tourism Leadership Council, a local trade organization, presented its 19th annual Tourism Awards on Thursday evening. The black-tie gala honored those who represent the best of Savannah’s leisure and hospitality industry as well as those in the community who support it.
Hargray Communications Group, Inc. has been acquired by the Tom Pritzker Family Business Interests advised by The Pritzker Organization, along with Redwood Capital Investments, Stephens Capital Partners, and management in an all-cash transaction.
DPR Construction employees rolled up their sleeves on Saturday to help update and renovate The Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club. In addition to the day of service, employees presented a $1,500 donation to the club.
DPR Construction employees donated time and money to Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club last week during a day of service. (Photo provided)
Pooler elected officials, Publix representatives and The Village at Savannah Quarters held a unique Valentine’s Day ceremony as they broke ground on a new Publix grocery store. Construction is officially underway on Pooler Parkway near Blue Moon Crossing.
Publix and area officials broke ground Tuesday on a second Publix for Pooler. Left to right are: Rebecca Benton, Pooler Mayor Pro Tem; Jay Wilcox, Publix; Gerrit Albert, President, Coastal South-LStar Communities; Mike Lamb, Mayor of Pooler; Richard Phillips; Steve Walker, Regional Director, Publix; Pam Southard, Executive Director, Pooler Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau; and Scott Martens.
Morning News Media President and Savannah Morning News Publisher Michael Traynor has named Anita Hagin as publisher of Savannah magazine and Kathryn (Katie) Goodman as general manager of its South Carolina portfolio, which includes Bluffton Today, The Sun Today, Beaufort Today and the Jasper County Sun Times. The promotions are effective immediately.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Savannah’s unemployment rate in November was 4.7 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 5.1 percent in October. The rate in November 2015 was 4.8 percent.
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation team responded to a wreck on Bay Street near Kenilworth Street, that resulted in the death of pedestrian, Lessie Owens, 70, at about 6 p.m. on Saturday.