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Industry experts share ways to mitigate cyber risk with businesses

So you suspect — or worse, you’re sure — your business has experienced a data breach.

Tyler O’Connor , right, with CRC Insurance Services, Inc. , speaks on cyber liability as fellow panelist Diana McKenzie, with Hunter Maclean, and Bryan Thornton, CEO of Net Reaction, listen. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News)

Georgia Power wants to proceed with new Plant Vogtle reactors

Georgia Power wants to proceed with finishing two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle that will come online in November 2021 and November 2022 at a cost of $19 billion, according to a request the company filed with the Georgia Public Service Commission on Thursday.

Plant Vogtle (File/Staff)

Portside: Largest ship ever to call on Port of Savannah expected today

Today might be a good day to have a late lunch on River Street or across the river on Hutchinson Island. As of this writing, the massive CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt is due in port between 3:30 and 4:30 Friday afternoon, putting it in front of City Hall sometime between 2:30 and 3:30.

Weapons manufacturer moving to Richmond Hill

C&H Precision Weapons, manufacturers of hand-built precision rifles and providers of customized pistol modifications, have announced they will move their shop of its defense unit from LaBelle, Fla. to Richmond Hill.

Georgia Power backs out, but Savannah solar farm still a go

Georgia Power pulled the plug at the last minute on its involvement in a solar project on East President Street. But the site will get a solar installation anyway, said developer Reed Dulany III.

A solar farm is planned for the southwest portion of this parcel fronting East President Street. The community solar will cover 7 acres that were once part of Savannah’s Deptford Landfill. Screenshot from SAGIS.

Container ship T. Roosevelt due in Port Friday

The CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt, the largest container ship ever to call on the East Coast, will begin its transit into the Port of Savannah from the Sea Buoy at 12:30 p.m. Friday, passing City Hall between 2 and 3:30 p.m. and arriving in port at Garden City Terminal between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

How insurers are mobilizing to help Harvey victims

By Beth Buczynski

Workers begin repairs to a wall that was lost in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Rockport, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Gulfstream partner appears to have lock on contract to replace Air Force’s aging electronic warfare planes

The U.S. Air Force is recapitalizing its Compass Call fleet and it appears the new version may be designed on a Gulfstream G550 airframe, despite protests from both Boeing and Bombardier that the single-source award to L3 Technologies is in violation of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act.

Final Gulfstream G600 test aircraft takes flight from Savannah headquarters Tuesday

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has announced that the final aircraft in the Gulfstream G600 flight-test program has flown for the first time. Outfitted with a complete interior, the aircraft serves as a cabin testbed to ensure a superior customer experience. The aircraft is the fifth to join the G600 flight-test program since it began on Dec. 17, 2016.

The fifth and final aircraft in Gulfstream’s G600 flight test program takes off from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Stephanie Lipscomb for Gulfstream)

Roseman named 25th St. Joseph’s/Candler James Lientz Award winner

A veteran communications team leader at St. Joseph’s/Candler on Wednesday was named the 25th annual James R. Lientz Humanitarian Award winner.

Lientz Award winner Vanessa Roseman and Paul Hinchey, president and CEO of St. Joseph’s/Candler. (Scott Larson/For the Savannah Morning News)

BiS in brief: Military donations, building honors, Realtor safety

Cinnamon Bear donates to support groups

Largest container ship ever to call on Savannah now due in port Friday

The largest container ship ever to reach the U.S. East Coast docked in Virginia on Monday and will wait out the stormy weather before setting sail for Savannah, where it is now expected Friday.

The CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt is unloaded Monday at the Virginia International Gateway in Norfolk. The arrival of the ship breaks the record for largest container ship ever to visit the East Coast. (Keith Lanpher/Port of Virginia via AP)

Most Harvey flood victims on hook to pay for home repairs

By Bernard Condon and Ken Sweet

Volunteers use their boat to help evacuate residents as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Armstrong breaks ground on new college of health facility

State and local dignitaries broke out the shovels late Tuesday morning to mark the start of construction on a new facility that will serve budding health professionals in the area.

Armstrong alumni Don and Cindy Waters after breaking ground for the new Waters College of Health Professions at Armstrong State University Tuesday morning. The Waters contributed $2 million to the 75,000-square-foot facility that is expected to open in spring 2019. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News)

City Talk: Savannah hospitality employment similar to Charleston, Asheville, New Orleans

In Sunday’s column, I mentioned that I was going to compare employment in the leisure and hospitality sector in Savannah and a few other select cities.

Tech group aims to grow IT apprenticeships

For many college graduates a degree doesn’t always guarantee a job. Employers often seek experience in addition to education or training, which can pose a problem for recent graduates, so one local group is helping to promote the benefits of apprenticeships within the local tech community in an effort to bolster the local job market.

Photo special to the Savannah Morning News - An Industrial Maintenance System student from Savannah Technical College works during his apprenticeship at JCB in Pooler.

BiS in brief: Crafts store opens, DOT public review, airport sets record

Hobby Lobby opens Monday in Pooler

NEWSMAKERS: Oliver Maner partners make Best Lawyers list

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Creative Coast broadens its community with new place, goals

For the last 10 years, the Creative Coast has worked to cultivate a creative and innovative environment where Savannah’s entrepreneurs from medical startups and web developers to clothing design companies have access to resources and mentoring to put their companies and Savannah on the map.

An attendee of Innovation Day at the Creative Coast’s Bull Street Labs tries out some virtual reality gear. (Photos courtesy of the Creative Coast)