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Subcontractors cry foul over J.T. Turner collapse

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.

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CITY TALK: With the demolition of Savannah's Meldrim Row, other problems will become evident

I’ve seen numerous comments in recent months about the deplorable condition of the cottages that are being demolished, but such comments have generally come from those who arrived late to the debate.

The Meldrim Row cottage apartments are being demolished for the new central Savannah-Chatham police precinct. Eric Curl/Savannah Morning News

BiS in brief: Man & Woman of the Year candidates selected

The 2015 class for the Savannah Man & Woman of the Year campaign has been chosen for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and candidates were presented at the campaign kickoff on Thursday.

Savannah reopening Coffee Bluff Marina

City of Savannah officials announced Friday that the Coffee Bluff Marina will reopen today after it was closed March 16 because of a payment dispute with the former operator.

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From Starbucks to sheer pants: when corporations make mistakes

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.

U.S. economic growth may be mild, but it's also durable

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.

Reasons to consider a reverse mortgage

In truth, reverse mortgages can be an excellent opportunity for someone 62 and older to be able to afford retirement, remain in their home or even plan for retirement with some certainty of cash flow.

New tween clothing line features Savannah in ad campaign

A children’s clothing designer is releasing her first tween clothing line and utilizing Savannah as a backdrop for a national ad campaign.

Photos courtesy Matilda Jane Clothing- Matilda Jane Clothing’s ad campaign was shot at the Jepson Center.

BiS in brief: Solar-financing bill heads to governor

The Senate’s unanimous vote Friday sends the governor legislation supporters say will allow more homeowners, churches and small businesses to afford solar panels.

VIDEO: Are you ready to file your taxes? Here's a checklist

With tax season quickly coming to a close, many people and companies are waiting until the last minute to file their taxes.

Are you prepared?

Internet outages reveal gaps in U.S. broadband infrastructure

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)

BiS in brief: Savannah jobless rate at 6 percent

Metro Savannah’s unemployment rate for February was 6.0 percent, down from 6.4 percent in January, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.

Savannah Graduates hires former school board president

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.

Joe Buck

Visit Savannah launches new Publix Women's Half Marathon & 5K

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.

Visit Savannah launches new Publix Women's Half Marathon & 5K - savannahwomenshalf.com

PortSide: West Coast cargo loss Savannah's gain

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.

HJ Heinz buys Kraft to build $28 billion food giant

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.

BiS in brief: Three companies recruiting employees in Savannah

The Georgia Department of Labor will host recruitments for three employers in Savannah to hire almost 300 employees.

BankSouth announces re-entry to Savannah market

BankSouth has announced it will re-enter the Savannah market and has tapped two veteran local bankers to head its team.

Kay Ford