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Area home sales hit record high in June

Home sales in Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties reached a record high last month with 717 homes sold within the three-county area, according to data released by Savannah Multi List Corp. 

How 'Pokemon Go' went from prank to phenomenon

The origin of “Pokemon Go” is as peculiar as any of the Voltorbs or Snorlaxes that players track and capture in the surprise hit game.

Youngsters play at a “Pokemon Go” event at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. (Nati Harnik/Associated Press file photo)

College-bound children need critical financial, health documents

It’s the big day. You’ve taught your child everything he knows from how to tie a knot to how to knot a tie. He’s an adult ready to head to college. He’s ready to make his own schedule, juggle a job and classes and start a new adventure. Only you find out that if one of those adventures winds up in the hospital, legally you’re not allowed to help him.

What happened?

BIS in brief: Bloomingdale Council approves distribution center plans

The Bloomingdale City Council on Thursday signed off on a site plan for a 1.4 million-square-foot distribution facility in the Prologis Morgan Business Center on SH Morgan Parkway.

Still-low mortgage rates carry new refi wave

Mortgage interest rates have remained low for so long, lenders and borrowers alike have been expecting rates would only creep higher. Instead, they’ve tested record lows.

Air law enforcers show off jetpack, other gear at Airborne Law Enforcement Association conference

The personal jetpack, designed by a New Zealand company, was one of many items on display Thursday during the annual Airborne Law Enforcement Association conference.

Amused soldiers look on as Chris Posey, the chief pilot of the Oxford, Ala., police department's aviation unit, tries his hand at a jet pack simulation Thursday during the Airborne Law Enforcement Association annual conference at the Savannah Internateional Trade & Convention Center. (Dash Coleman/Savannah Morning News)

PortSide: Luncheon celebrates logistics industry

Last year’s inaugural Savannah Logistics Lunch was such a hit that organizers had to find a larger site for Thursday’s second annual event.

Chris Carr, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, speaks to Thursday's sold-out audience at the Savannah Logistics Lunch. (Photo by John Carrington for HunterMaclean)

Paula Wallace: From teacher to SCAD founder

Paula Wallace’s vision and drive to found the Savannah College of Art and Design involved a lot of help from her family and two simple words: yes, and.

SCAD president Paula Wallace talks about her parents helping to start the college during a speech at the Tourism Leadership Council's monthly luncheon held at the Brice Hotel. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News)

The Facilities Report: Look at ways to identify, manage occupancy costs

This is the first in a series of articles that will focus on identifying and improving the management of corporate real property, buildings and infrastructure.

BiS in brief: View livestream of sold-out logistics lunch

The Savannah Logistics Lunch, co-presented by the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Center of Innovation for Logistics and HunterMaclean, starts at 11:30 a.m. today at Armstrong Center. 

Plans for self-driving cars have pitfall: the human brain

Experts say the development of self-driving cars over the coming decade depends on an unreliable assumption by many automakers: that the humans in them will be ready to step in and take control if the car’s systems fail.

Kaushik Raghu, Senior Staff Engineer at Audi, takes his hands off the steering wheel while demonstrating an Audi self driving vehicle on I-395 expressway in Arlington, Va., Friday, July 15, 2016. Experts say the development of self-driving cars over the coming decade depends on an unreliable assumption by most automakers: that the humans in them will be ready to step in and take control if the car's systems fail. Experience with automation in other modes of transportation suggests that strategy will lead to more deaths like that of a Florida Tesla driver in May. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Kids leaving home doesn't always lead to parents saving more

Raising kids costs a lot of money, so when they finally strike out on their own it stands to reason that parents would have more money to spend, save or invest. How they spend that money can have large consequences for their retirement security.

Summer vocation on Tybee

For Tybee businesses and other groups who deal with the brutal swings of seasonal business, it’s all about the plan and commitment.

Photos by Josh Galemore/BiS

BiS Profile: Capt. Mike's Dolphin Adventure & Lazaretto Creek Marina

We take adults and children out to the sound to see the dolphins. We go towards the Atlantic Ocean (but we’re not in the ocean.) We go to the tip of the island so everybody can see the light house.

BiS Profile: Joey and Ron Goralczyk, Breezy Riders Taxi Service

“I try to be the best concierge on Tybee. We weren’t just driving people around. We would pick up a pizza from Huc-A-Poos and deliver it. Or someone would say, ‘Hey man, just swing by my house and feed my dogs.’ We always tried to go above and beyond.”

BURKOFF: Questions to consider before scaling your business

Running a business is so consuming that many owners fail to set aside enough time and mental energy to properly prepare for expansion. 

DAVIS: Estate planning now can save time, stress

There are many legal terms and expert tax planning ideas related to estate taxes that can be beneficial to reducing an estate’s and a family’s overall tax liability, but there are some simple items that should be marked off the list that can make a significant difference when someone passes away.

ASHLEY: Retailers, restaurateurs may benefit from remodel, refresh rules

The tangible property regulations issued by the IRS have been a hot topic in tax accounting in recent years.

RAMSEY: Are you a polite cell phone user or abuser?

July is National Cell Phone Month. Realizing this prompted me to look deeper into a subject that I frequently write about and inevitably talk about in my presentations. With a bit of research, I uncovered some interesting statistics.

PRICE: Constructing a well-crafted intern program is a win-win

It’s summer, so for many businesses and students across town, that means it’s internship season. Internships are a win-win for all those involved: students gain valuable experience learning about the industry of their dreams and may possibly walk away with a job offer.