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City Talk: Good news for the holidays

Have you been hoping for some good news here at the holidays?

A Visit From Santa: An economics poem

During his career watching the financial markets as former chief U.S. economist at Nomura Securities, David Resler made it a holiday tradition to write a “review and outlook” for the economy in the style of Clement Moore’s classic, “A Visit from St. Nicholas.”

Business news: Low Country Dermatology donates to ‘holiday store’

Low Country Dermatology donates to ‘holiday store’

Michael Owens: Savannah becoming year-round destination

Those who have lived here for many years remember a time when spring was the busiest time for visitors in Savannah. From St. Patrick’s Day until the summer heat of June was peak season, but in November and December things slowed down considerably. In 2009, just 18 percent of guests visited in the fourth quarter of the year.

Get Bach to work: Company orchestras a German tradition

By David McHugh

In this Friday Nov. 24, 2017 photo, conductor Johanna Weitkamp performs with the SAP orchestra in Mannheim, Germany. Some big corporations think performing Beethoven symphonies helps employees team up on projects at work, with the orchestras serving as a public relations tool while helping forge the creative teamwork that companies need to compete in the business world. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

What households need to know about the tax bill’s impact

By Sarah Skidmore Sell and Ken Sweet

Papy: A labor of love, looking back on 2017

We have this rule at The Creative Coast — we don’t brag about us. It’s about you — you who make up the community and are hustling and grinding to better themselves and better Savannah. But today, we are throwing that out the window and taking a moment to brag — a year-end brag.

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Weekly Ship Schedule

Savannah icon, restaurateur Billy Lee dies

A great friend to many in Savannah has died.

Billy Lee, left, and friend Nate Shaffer (Photo courtesy of Nate Shaffer)

Preservation tax credit squeaks through in new tax bill

In the last 15 years the Historic Tax Credit has helped preserve hundreds of Savannah buildings while contributing more than $7 million in labor income to the local economy. The credit remains the best tool that cities have to fight blight, according to Historic Savannah Foundation president and CEO Daniel Carey.

Executive Profile: Gill and Edward Wagstaff

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DNR extends food shrimp season

Shrimpers have a little more time to fill their nets this winter.

Planned Skidaway senior living facility clears height hurdle

The Chatham County Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday approved an 11-foot height variance for ornamental tower entrance on a planned senior living facility on Skidaway Island, despite staunch opposition from several nearby residents.

Ramsey: Proper tipping shows gratitude for people, work

The holiday season is traditionally a time for showing gratitude. In the midst of the frenzy of decorating, shopping, baking, and partying, it’s easy to lose to sight of what this celebrating is all about. Whatever your reason for joining in the spirit, keep in mind that this is a point in time when you can thank those people who provide services and make your life easier.

Dog gone: Savannah’s Great Dane statue finds a new home

A familiar sight on Savannah’s westside, the Great Dane dog statue located in front of Great Dane’s local corporate office, has found a new home in Brazil, Ind., at the company’s largest manufacturing plant.

Champ, the Great Dane dog statue that was located outside Great Dane’s Savannah office on West Bay Street has found a new home at the company’s largest manufacturing plant in Brazil, Indiana. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News file photo)

City Talk: New courthouse annex should reflect historic context

What makes Savannah so special, so different from other cities across America and around the world?

American Airlines announces new Savannah flights

Getting to Miami and Chicago will be a little easier for Savannah area travelers in 2018.

FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, a pair of American Airlines jets are parked on the airport apron at Miami International Airport in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

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Savannah’s Coastal Empire Motorcycles builds custom bikes, community

Over the last few years, there have been a slew of locally-owned small businesses opening on the Bull Street corridor in Savannah, including the city’s only custom vintage motorcycle shop, Coastal Empire Motorcycles.

Customers gather in front of Coastal Empire Moto during one of the shop’s events with Big Bon Pizza. (Photo by Mike Schalk)

Tax breaks, fast internet proposed to bolster rural Georgia

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