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Downtown Neighborhood Association names board

Ken Zapp

Logistics summit puts Savannah in spotlight

David “Fish” Mihuta has been involved in logistics most of his life, long enough to remember when it was just known as transportation.

City Talk: Local jobs estimates suggest continued growth

The latest estimates from the Georgia Department of Labor suggest that Savannah’s employment boom is continuing.

Historic Savannah honors work on Vic’s, Atlantic

Savannah architecture firm Felder &Associates recently received two Historic Savannah Foundation 2017 Preservation Awards for its rehabilitation work for two restaurants, the Atlantic and Vic’s on the River.

BiS in brief: I-95 resurfacing, Jesup Parker’s, auto auction expands, Kroger fund-raiser

State to resurface I-95 in Liberty County

‘Facts of Life’ star Kim Fields joins Savannah, Richmond Hill cast of ‘Living the Dream’

Savannah will be getting some screen time across the pond later this year thanks to a new British comedy drama filming in the Hostess City.

Kim Fields (Bravo TV photo)

Rayonier to acquire Canadian firm Tembec Inc.

Jacksonville-based Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. and Montreal-based Tembec Inc. this week announced a definitive agreement under which Rayonier will acquire Tembec, providing the combined company with leading and complementary positions in key high purity cellulose end-uses and diversified earning streams from packaging, paper, high-yield pulp and forest products businesses.

Rayonier Advanced Materials Chairman, President and CEO Paul G. Boynton, left, shakes hands with Tembecs President and CEO James Lopez. (PRNewsfoto/Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc)

Off-lease used cars are flooding market, pushing prices down

In 2014, Infiniti leased more than 28,000 Q50 luxury sedans for as little as $329 per month in a growing U.S. market. The leases accounted for more than three-quarters of Q50 sales. Now they’re coming back to haunt the automaker.

Owens: Invest time in young people at summer jobs

On Memorial Day Weekend, we honor all Americans who died while in the military service, and it’s also the unofficial start to the summer vacation.

Savannah’s maritime community honors its own

It’s a springtime ritual repeated each May in Savannah and at ports around the country as Propeller Club members gather to celebrate National Maritime Day.

U.S Coast Guard Cmdr. Amy Beach was named Maritime Person of the Year. Beach will be promoted to captain June 30. (Mary Mayle/Savannah Morning News)

Look for more travelers this holiday weekend

More people are expected to hit the roads for Memorial Day travel this weekend than have done so since 2005, according to AAA.

Visitors purchase tickets to the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum on Thursday morning. Light Station staff are expecting large crowds this Memorial Day weekend, officially kicking off the islands busy season. (Katie Nussbaum/Savannah Morning News)

Margaritaville to develop a 55+ community outside Savannah

A new adult retirement community planned for the area will bring the Margaritaville spirit.

Margaritaville signature concept restaurant and Town Center rendering. (Photo courtesy Latitude Margaritaville)

Savannah jobless rate drops to 4.3 percent

Metro Savannah’s unemployment rate fell again in April to 4.3 percent. In Coastal Georgia’s southern counties, the rate was 4.6 percent. Both rates fell two-tenths of a percent for the month.

Trump budget holds $50 million for Savannah harbor deepening

The Port of Savannah was one of two big harbor deepening winners in President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal 2018, garnering more than $50 million of the $108 million the administration has proposed for harbor deepening. Georgia Ports Authority will share the total with allocation with the Port of Boston in what is close to a 50-50 split.

Savannah Bar recognizes public defender Bill Lewis, others in Law Day event

Savannah attorney Bill Lewis has spent his 37-year career quietly defending people charged with crimes and frequently unable to afford their own lawyers.

Sandra Kent Bill Lewis

State AG backs wider view of open records in hospital fight

The state’s attorney general has urged the Georgia Supreme Court to reverse a lower court opinion that barred access to Northside Hospital’s financial records.

New tech elevates new theme parks

For more than a moment, you feel the way “Avatar” hero Jake Sully felt plunging down the side of a floating mountain and coming just close enough to a giant wave to feel the mist on your face — all while on the back of a flying banshee that then swoons and soars high above the land of Pandora. Flight of Passage, the new signature ride of Disney World’s $500 million Pandora-World of Avatar experience, has been designed to make riders feel like they are in an alien land. And it delivers.

The biggest CEO pay raises and pay cuts of 2016

Here are the three CEOs who got the biggest pay raises last year, and the deepest pay cuts, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.

This photo provided by Broadcom shows President and CEO Hock E. Tan. Tan received one of the top three pay raises among CEOs in 2016, according to a study carried out by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. (Broadcom via AP)

CEO pay climbed faster last year, up 8.5 percent

The typical CEO at the biggest U.S. companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, raking in $11.5 million in salary, stock and other compensation last year, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press. That’s the biggest raise in three years.

This photo combination of images shows the top 10 highest paid CEOs in 2016, according to a study carried out by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. On top row, from left: Charter Communications CEO Thomas Rutledge; CBS CEO Leslie Moonves; Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger; Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav; and Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick. On bottom row, from left: Comcast CEO Brian Roberts; Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes; IBM CEO Virginia Rometty; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals CEO Leonard Schleifer; and Wynn Resorts CEO Stephen Wynn. (AP Photo)