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Parker’s awards six scholarships

Parker’s convenience stores recently hosted the 2017 Outstanding Students Award Ceremony, where Parker’s President and CEO Greg Parker presented scholarship checks and gifts to six exceptional area high school students. Dr. Paul Pressly, the director emeritus of the Ossabaw Island Educational Alliance, served as the featured speaker for the event, which took place June 21 at the Parker’s corporate office in Savannah.

Parker’s President and CEO Greg Parker, center, recently honored graduating high schools seniors, from left, Alex LeFavi, Madeline Prince, Collins Sherrill, Mac Orie, Haley Fowler and Brianna Hayes at the 2017 Outstanding Students Award Ceremony.

Westinghouse blocked in bid to seek $2B over nuke plants

THE Associated Press

Companies, governments assess latest malware attack’s damage

By RAPHAEL SATTER and FRANK BAJAK

Samsung to invest $380 million in S.C., add 950 jobs

By SEANNA ADCOX

Savannah engineer’s essay gets international notice

If you’ve enjoyed a meal at The Grey, had drinks at the rooftop bar at the Cotton Sail Hotel or driven down Drayton Street where the Perry Lane Hotel is under construction, you’ve seen Cody Tharpe’s and Tharpe Engineering Group’s work in action.

Papy: Use your social media power for good

“Magic is neither good nor evil. It is a tool, like a knife,” says Rick Riordan, fantasy writer and author of kid-favored book series Percy Jackson &The Olympians series. This sage wisdom of the fantasy-dystopian YA type applies for all things social media.

Buddy Carter leads efforts to get more funding for Savannah harbor deepening

It’s going to take more federal money to keep the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project on time and on track, said Georgia’s congressional delegation in a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee. The letter warned that underfunding the massive civil works project could cost the country more than $1 billion.

The 300 foot dredge Alaska works to deepen the shipping channel into the Port of Savannah. Part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, dredging of the outer harbor off Tybee Island began in September, 2015, and is now more than 60-percent complete. (GPA file photo by Stephen B. Morton)

New Trump rules on Cuba travel leaves winners and losers

By Andrea Rodriguez and Beth J. Harpaz

FILE - In this June 16, 2017, file photo, a man walks past a television set showing U.S. President Donald Trump signing the new Cuba policy, in a living room festooned with images of Cuban leaders at a house in Havana, Cuba. President Trump declared he was restoring some travel and economic restrictions on Cuba that were lifted as part of the Obama administration’s historic easing. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

Liz Weston: Black marks fall off credit reports in July

Starting July 1, the credit scores of up to 14 million people could begin to rise as credit reports are scrubbed of nearly all civil judgments and many tax liens.

Global marine fuel company launches Savannah operations

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc., a global marine fuel logistics company, announced Monday the launch of a new service center in Savannah, home to the fourth-largest and fastest-growing container port in the country.

CITY TALK: New precinct design goes from terrible to merely bad

Several weeks ago, Mayor Eddie DeLoach said that the design for the proposed new Central Precinct building looked like a prison. So city staffers went back to the drawing board to modify the design, which was approved by the mayor and aldermen last week.

The Central Precinct on Bull Street. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News file photo)

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Matthew Hershey

Economic Monitor: Q1 2017 brings strong rebound from Matthew’s effects

The Savannah metro economy returned to healthy growth in the first quarter of 2017, exhibiting substantial strength as the effects of Hurricane Matthew began to quickly dissipate.

Savannahs ports have been on a record-setting tear for the first part of 2017, with each month setting records for volume handled. (GPA Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

BiS in brief: SCAD ranked, QuickBooks class, new limo service, restaurants listed, website honors

Magazine cites SCAD game design program

City Talk: Congress for New Urbanism to bring convention, ideas

We get a lot of conventions here, but one scheduled for 2018 could be especially relevant to Savannah’s past, present and future.

Savannah-area home sales have record month

Savannah-area home sales reached a benchmark in May with 775 homes selling across Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties. It was the highest number of sales since at least January 2012, according to data recently released by Savannah Multi List Corp.

Owens: Collaboration, transparency keys to balance, civic health

At the very foundation of our democracy lies the idea that we work together for the greater good. This presupposes that we all get to take an active role as citizens.