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CITY TALK: Liberty Street Grill, Liberty Street Gallery add to street's local flair

This newspaper recently spotlighted the surge in locally owned businesses on Liberty Street. Last Wednesday, a friend and I checked out two of the newest entries: Liberty Street Gallery and Liberty Street Grill.

New restaurant The Grey opens with gusto

When diners walk into The Grey, they’ll see one of the more attractive and aesthetically aware restaurants to open in Savannah in recent years.

But its beauty is more than skin deep.

Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers

The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete.

Don't fret — you aren't alone.

Sales for season come down to wire

Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press shows that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season.

Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

Americans broadly back tight regulations on commercial drone operators, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, as concerns about privacy and safety override the potential benefits of the heralded drone revolution.

BiS in brief: Hilton Head’s 'best cuisine' awards announced

More than 35 restaurants vied for the honors of “best cuisine” during the 25th annual Taste of the Season, presented by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 5.

West River Street hotel development gets design approval

Hotelier Richard Kessler’s large-scale redevelopment on West River Street gained design approval Friday at a special session of the Historic Board of Review.

BiS in brief: Visit Savannah ranked No. 2 destination

Visit Savannah was chosen as No. 2 out of 100 must-follow destination marketing organizations on social media by Betsy A. Decillis Consulting this month.

FBI conclusively links North Korea to Sony hack

The Obama administration says it's determined the North Korean government was behind a devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.

BiS in brief: Tourism council seeks nominations for awards

The Tourism Leadership Council seeks nominations for outstanding service in Savannah’s hospitality community.

Local shops eager to carry Cuban cigars, rum

Local cigar shop owners are singing hallelujah to the easing of restrictions between the United States and Cuba more than 50 years after the embargo banned its most famous product, but they’re unsure of how long it will take to get the cigars into their stores.

BiS in brief: Arkin Financial Advisors receives award

Arkin Financial Advisors was recognized with an outstanding achievement award at The BAM Alliance annual conference in November.

Goodwill of Coastal Empire names chief executive officer

Michael Winckler, the vice president of workforce development for Goodwill of Coastal and Central Virginia, has been named as the chief executive officer of Goodwill of the Coastal Empire.

PortSide: Container growth continues at GPA

Container traffic continues to increase at Georgia Ports Authority, with 271,357 twenty-foot equivalent container units — or TEUs — moved in November, an increase of nearly 12 percent over the same month last year.

UPDATED SLIDESHOW: New businesses in Pooler in 2014

2014 was a great year for Pooler new businesses as more than 60 companies built and open establishments in the west Chatham city.

Georgia unemployment rate drops to 7.2 percent

Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 7.2 percent, down from 7.6 percent in October, the Georgia Department of Labor announced today.

Grocery store planned for east Savannah

The names of the tenants remain a mystery, but a new grocery store and pharmacy are being planned for east Savannah.

BiS in brief: Enmark to pick nonprofits for 2015 help

Enmark Stations will use a Facebook contest to select four nonprofits to benefit from the company’s 2015 Encourage Health Series.

Smith & Barid: Holiday gatherings provide good time to tell families about estate plan

Many of us are getting ready to see family members whom we may not have seen in months or years. There will be stories to tell, pictures to share and presents to open.