Savannah construction subcontractors and suppliers who say they are owed hundreds of thousands of dollars by J.T. Turner Construction are questioning how Turner can close his doors while his son, Tripp, continues to operate under another Turner company name in South Carolina.
Photos by Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News- Jim Turner, right, is the founder and president of J.T. Turner Construction while his son Tripp is the chief operating officer.
Mega coffee chain Starbucks wanted to spark a conversation about race when it asked baristas to write “Race Together” on customers’ cups as part of a broader effort, but people standing in line for their morning java were not amused.
Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press- A Starbucks barista holds an iced tea drink, on March 18, with a “Race Together” sticker on it at a Starbucks store in Seattle.
The U.S. economy’s tepid performance last quarter — a 2.2 percent annual growth rate — was typical of the economic rebound that began in the summer of 2009. Yet the sluggish pace of the recovery has a silver lining: This growth spurt has proved to be one of the most durable since World War II.
When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation's Internet infrastructure: no backup systems in many places.
Cables connecting phone, cable and Internet service come out of a wall connector in the home space exploration engineering office of Mike Loucks Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Friday Harbor, Wash., in the San Juan Islands. Loucks lost Internet and phone service during a 10-day outage on the island in 2013. Other regions around the country also have fallen dark in recent years, sometimes for days at a time, because of failures or accidents affecting the nation’s broadband infrastructure. The failures have revealed vulnerabilities in the backbone of the nation’s high-speed Internet highway, which often lacks the detour routes necessary to quickly restore service when outages occur outside of major cities. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Savannah Graduates, a new community-wide initiative focused on creating a more educated workforce in Chatham County, has named former Savannah-Chatham school board president Joe Buck to head the organization.
More than 2,200 lady runners will be streaming into Savannah for the inaugural Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K hosted by the Savannah Sports Council, a division of marketing organization Visit Savannah.
Earlier this week, Georgia Ports Authority reported its fifth highest month on record.
While record-breaking cargo numbers have become almost ho-hum for the country’s fourth-largest and fastest-growing port, this one was different.
Photo special to the Savannah Morning News - The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa is expected to welcome a sailing yacht next week. The yacht will offer personalized sailing experiences for guests of the resort.
Some of the most familiar names in pickles, cheese, hot dogs and other packaged foods are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced Wednesday that it plans to buy Kraft Foods in a deal to create one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies.
Gene J. Puskar/The Associated Press - Kraft Velveeta rotini and cheese at a grocery market in Pittsburgh. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods Group Inc., creating what the companies say will be the third-largest food and beverage company in North America, the companies announced Wednesday.