The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society recognized five outstanding individuals and their employers during the organization’s eighth Annual Night of Champions gala on Thursday night at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Savannah.
(Left to right) Jamie Deen, emcee and board member of Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society; Dennis Pickett, champion; Brenton Scott, champion; George Gates, champion; Mackenzie Hancock, champion; Nicholas Brown, champion; and Allyson Harvin, Event Co-Chair from Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society. (Courtesy Carriage Trade Public Relations)
Goodwill Southeast Georgia held its annual Community Awards and Dinner Thursday night at the Andaz Savannah, honoring the partners who are working to advance the organization’s mission to assist those overcoming disabilities and barriers to become employed.
ATLANTA – Metro Savannah’s unemployment rate in March was 4.5 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 4.7 percent in February. In March 2016, the rate was 5.1 percent, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.
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.