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Richmond Hill Skin and body salon grand opening at noon

LoveMe Bodycare will hold a ribbon cutting and grand opening the family and military-owned small business at noon Oct. 20 at 10471 Ford Avenue, Suite B1.

ROBERTSON: Savannah businesses use 'old-school' creativity to solve storm's challenges

Local businesses used “old school” methods, social media and creative problem solving in the first few days after Hurricane Matthew.

BiS in brief: Wells Fargo donates to shelter, Hurricane Matthew victims

Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is the recipient of a $1,000 grant from Wells Fargo. Park Place Outreach is open 24 hours a day as a safe place for runaway or abused youth.

Employers spice up benefits, offer help with pets, debt

Would you like some pet insurance to go with the health coverage your employer provides? Or maybe you need help paying student loans or saving for your kid’s college.

Insurance claims, FEMA registration continue to rise in Savannah after Hurricane Matthew

Individual assistance from FEMA became available on Tuesday for area residents, and by the end of the first day there had been more than 9,000 registrations from the eligible areas, which are Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, McIntosh and Wayne counties, according to a FEMA representative.

Area residents wait in line to register for FEMA assistance on Wednesday at the Home Depot on Abercorn Street. More than 9,000 people have registered for assistance across seven Georgia counties since Tuesday morning. (Katie Nussbaum/Savannah Morning News)

KLINKENBERG: Riley brings expertise on building beauty in city environment

The timing could not be better for Savannah to welcome nationally renowned speaker and former Mayor of Charleston Joseph “Joe” Riley, Jr. when he comes to town on Thursday, Oct. 20.

BiS in brief: Gas prices fall in wake of storm

Average retail gasoline prices in Savannah have fallen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.24 Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 262 gas outlets in Savannah.


FAA issues safety directive for GII, GIII and GIV

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued an urgent airworthiness directive for Gulfstream business jet models GII, GIII and GIV due to missing “life limit” notices on the planes’ elevator assemblies and skins.

Roll out of the Gulfstream III in this 1978 file photo. (Nancy Heffernan/Savannah Morning News)

New city of Savannah office building planned for Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Construction of a new city of Savannah office building was approved by a unanimous vote from the Metropolitan Planning Commission on Tuesday.

This image shows a newly proposed City of Savannah office building at 916 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. The building was approved by the Metropolitan Planning Commission on Tuesday and will be used for staff office and entrepreneurial services for the Community and Economic Development Bureau. (Rendering by Kern & Co., LLC)

Savannah Area Realtors hand out lunches to those affected by Hurricane Matthew

Members of the Savannah Area Realtors gathered at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Gwinnett Street on Monday to provide Savannah-area residents affected by Hurricane Matthew with boxed lunches.

Members of the Savannah Area Realtors handed out 200 boxed lunches to Savannah residents affected by Hurricane Matthew on Monday. The group plans to hand out another round of lunches at a different location next week. (Katie Nussbaum/Savannah Morning News)

CITY TALK: Lost wages, sales from storm will have lasting impacts

We’re well into the second week of recovery from Hurricane Matthew, and we’re hearing more and more stories of loss.

LAYBOURN: How to evaluate business insurance coverage in storm's wake

As a business owner, keeping your doors open to customers is essential to your operations.

Nearly half of young adults lack retirement savings, pension

Young Americans with even just $1 saved for retirement are ahead of the pack. Forty-eight percent of all Americans aged 18 to 30 have zero in retirement savings and no access to a traditional pension, according to a GenForward poll by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

In this Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, photo, Shavonne Henry, right, greets her 7-month-old son, Jordan, as her husband, Michael Henry, brings him into the kitchen after a nap at their apartment in Vancouver, Wash. Nearly half of all Americans aged 18 to 30 have nothing in retirement savings and no access to a traditional pension, according to a survey. “I feel pretty good about our future,” says Shavonne Henry. “The reason we got to saving at all was I took a finance class in college, and part of the course was: If you want to have the kind of retirement you want to have, you should start saving at 20,” she says. “I don’t think that’s talked about enough.” (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

When Matthew brought mayhem, Georgia Power was ready

Last week, in a visit to their storm operations command on Kilowatt Drive, the Savannah Morning News got an up close look at what it’s like when Georgia Power goes into full hurricane mode.

(Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News)

CITY TALK: What should be priorities of new Savannah city manager?

Rob Hernandez, Savannah’s new city manager, started work Oct. 10.

I suspect that he will long remember his first week on the job.



Allstate uses drones to survey storm damage

It will likely been a while before Isle of Hope resident Tami Smith is able to sleep in her own bed. A tree slammed through the roof of her second story bedroom during Hurricane Matthew leaving behind a large hole in the roof, pieces of insulation and a large amount of debris.

An image taken with a drone inspecting damages on the roof of a home located in Isle of Hope for Allstate. (Contributed by Allstate/for Savannah Morning News)