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Owens: Thank you from Savannah Food & Wine Festival

It’s the last few days of the Savannah Food &Wine Festival, and we’ve had hundreds of people enjoying top chef and top shelf food and wine.

Toy Hall of Fame inducts three

By Carolyn Thompson

This undated photo provided by The Strong shows the three toys inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame Class of 2017, from top left, the Wiffle Ball, the paper airplane and the board game Clue. The trio was honored at the upstate New York hall on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. (Victoria Gray/The Strong via AP)

Insurer makes patients question ER visits

By TOM MURPHY

In this Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, photo, Dr. Jesse Pines poses for a portrait at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences Clinical Learning and Simulation Skills (CLASS) Center in Washington. Pines teaches emergency medicine at the school and also does a rotation in the hospital’s emergency room. A push by the insurer Anthem to limit ER visits to true emergencies worries doctors and patients who question whether they will make the right call or get stuck with a bill. “I think it’s completely unfair to patients,” said Pines. “It runs the risk of really hurting some people.” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Survey finds Georgia employers have health costs below average

Georgia employers’ health care costs are lower than the national average, a recent survey has found.

Peacock Automotive buys Savannah Hyundai

Peacock Automotive announced Thursday the purchase of Savannah Hyundai dealership.

Peacock Automotive announced Thursday the purchase of Savannah Hyundai dealership. (Photo submitted)

Georgia Medical Society honors Health Care Heroes

The Georgia Medical Society held its 17th annual Health Care Heroes Awards banquet earlier this week honoring individuals in the community who were nominated for their many health care activities. These individuals were nominated by organizations and individuals who felt they had involved themselves in making health care better in this community.

E. Daniel DeLoach, M.D. presents Carl L. Rosengart, M.D. with the Physicians Lifetime Achievement during the Georgia Medical Society’s 17th annual Health Care Heroes Award banquet earlier this week. (Photo by Leslie Wilkes)

Robertson: Businesses can make difference at holidays

The last few months of the year can be extremely hectic. That’s why you should be sure to make the right choices when deciding how your business can support a good cause all year long and into the busy holiday season.

GOP tax bill would kill deduction for student loan interest

By Maria Danilova

Volumes of tax regulations are stacked on the dais as the House Ways and Means Committee begins the markup process of the GOP’s far-reaching tax overhaul, the first major revamp of the tax system in three decades, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Airlines see Thanksgiving travel rising 3 percent

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Historic Review Board OKs hotel, two residential buildings

The second to last meeting of the year was a busy one for the Historic District Board of Review on Wednesday. During the meeting, which lasted more than three hours the board approved three major projects in the downtown area – one hotel and two residential buildings.

Preliminary rendering by Gunn Meyerhoff Shay Architects - The Historic District Board of Review approved the height and mass for Hotel Anne, a three-building hotel being developed by North Point Hospitality at 602 E. River St. on Wednesday.

Savannah Business Hall of Fame holds induction

Junior Achievement of Georgia-Coastal Region, along with the Colonial Group, Inc., honored three members of the Savannah business community Tuesday night as inductees for the 2017 Savannah Business Hall of Fame.

David Paddison, left and his father Bob Paddison, were inducted into the Savannah Business Hall of Fame. (Shelly Mobley/For the SMN)

Report: U.S. fishermen catch up in value, volume dips slightly

By Patrick Whittle

Repeal of medical deduction prompts tax bill pushback

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

Memorial Health gets new CEO, board as ownership change nears

Memorial Health has selected Shayne George to be its chief executive officer once its sale to HCA Healthcare is completed.

CITY TALK: Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon weekend features winners, losers

Savannah has now hosted eight versions of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.

Bigger ships bring record growth to Port of Savannah in October

The Port of Savannah saw a 32 percent increase in container trade during October, with Garden City Terminal moving 410,000 TEUs — or 20-foot equivalent container units, which was an increase of nearly 100,000 TEUs.

Post-Panamax ship to shore cranes work cargo import and export at the Garden City Terminal earlier this year. The Port of Savannah saw a 32 percent increase in container trade during October, with Garden City Terminal moving 410,000 TEUs - or 20-foot equivalent container units. (GPA Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Visit Savannah, Tybee honored at state tourism conference

Visit Savannah and Visit Tybee were honored along with the Golden Isles Convention and Visitors Bureau with the Bill Hardman, Sr. Tourism Partnership Champion Award last week at the Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference on Jekyll Island.

Photo courtesy of Visit Savannah - Joseph Marinelli, president of Visit Savannah and Sara Lane, director of Visit Tybee, were honored along with the Golden Isles Convention and Visitors Bureau with the Bill Hardman, Sr. Tourism Partnership Champion Award at the Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference. The three organizations were honored for their work on the new I-95 Welcome Center at Port Wentworth.

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Gratitude and hammocks: Oprah’s out with her favorite things

By Leanne Italie