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Pooler board signs off on plans for new Culver’s Restaurant

A fast food chain common to the American Midwest is hoping to set up shop at the Tanger Outlets in Pooler.

Site and landscape plans for a 4,330-square-foot Culver’s Restaurant got recommendations for approval from the Pooler Planning and Zoning Board Monday. If subsequently approved by the Pooler City Council, the restaurant, its associated parking and drive thru lane would be would be constructed on an outparcel of the Tanger Outlets, next door to a Valvoline oil change location that is under construction now.

Speaking on behalf of the Culver’s project this week, Travis Burke of the Coleman Co. said the restaurant chain and its menu of hamburgers and frozen custard has already attained a cult following in other areas of the country. Culver’s now has six Georgia locations, with another site planned for McDonough.

In other business, meanwhile, the Pooler planning commission approved a request to rezone two lots in Raymond Road from two-family, residential agricultural designations to a light industrial district. The request would pave the way for an expansion of Southeastern Freight Lines on the eastern side of the city.

TAG Savannah to discuss use of drones in farming

TAG Savannah will discuss unmanned aerial vehicles: mapping and monitoring for agronomic applications at the July Tech Talk.

The event is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 26 at Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are the new frontier in agricultural innovation. As the world’s population continues to grow, farmers need accurate and up-to-date information on the health of their crops and the environmental condition of the land for production at an efficient rate.

Equipped with sensors, UAVs allow collection of infrared images and determination of subtle crop changes not visible at ground-level. Precision agriculture is now employed as UAVs designed for crop-spraying could increase crop yields as well as reduce input costs of fertilizers and pesticides. With over 1300 acres (800 being agricultural), Fort Valley State University is a major player in this automation technology for field scouting, mapping and efficient agricultural production.

Register at tagonline.org. Cost is $15 for non-members.

Firm donates new barbecue pit roof for Savannah Jaycees

The Dewitt Tilton Group, a commercial construction firm in Savannah, donated its services to the Savannah Jaycees to rebuild a barbecue pit roof that fell during stormy weather. Guerry Lumber and roofing wholesaler ABC Supply also donated materials.

The Jaycees include young business professionals dedicated to leadership growth through community involvement. As the only Jaycees chapter in the state with their own office, the Savannah Jaycees use their building for meetings, events and leadership speakers.

The roof often serves as an outdoor shelter for the group’s community activities, such as the Surging Forward Picnic, which was held for first responders and firefighters during Hurricane Matthew cleanup.

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Contact Susan Catron, Executive Editor at 912-652-0327 or susan.catron@savannahnow.com.

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