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City Talk: Council to vote again on controversial Bolton Street project

On the day after the most recent Savannah City Council meeting, Alderman Tony Thomas announced on his official Facebook page that he planned to call a “vote for reconsideration” of the approval of a 114-unit apartment complex on East Bolton Street between Drayton and Abercorn streets.

Savannah couple find career in elopement

Husband and wife team Bryan and Phyllis Fulton discovered the idea for their business, Savannah Simple Elopement, four years ago when they got married in Savannah and found people aren’t allowed to be married in the courthouse.

A Savannah Simple Elopement wedding. (Photo courtesy Bryan Fulton)

BIS in brief: Black Chamber sponsors workshop

Black Chamber sponsors workshop

Robertson: Make sure your business media-ready

Whether large or small, every business has an announcement that needs media coverage. Rather than waiting until the last minute, you should have a few key elements in place so you are more prepared when it is time to share the news.

Shoppers have many high-end card options, but for how long?

By Ken Sweet

FILE - This file photo provided by JPMorgan Chase shows a likeness of the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. Shoppers who want a lot of high-end rewards on their credit cards currently have plenty of options. Ever since JPMorgan Chase launched its $450-a-year Sapphire Reserve Card in 2016, there’s been a proliferation of cards joining it and the American Express Platinum Card in offering big perks for a big annual fee. But whether enough people are willing to hold many of these cards may determine how sustainable the expansion is. (JPMorgan Chase via AP, File)

Study says Trump moves trigger health premium jumps for 2018

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

FILE - In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, and others, speaks about healthcare, in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. A study by a nonpartisan group says the Trump administration’s own actions are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by millions of consumers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)




Savannah’s Rousakis Riverfront Plaza celebrates 40 years

For many visitors and residents alike, it’s hard to image River Street without Rousakis Riverfront Plaza.

Robert Seay/Savannah Morning News Savannah River Street in May 1976.

City Talk: Should more 20th century Savannah buildings be considered historic?

In Tuesday’s column, I argued that the planned apartment building next to Forsyth Park along East Bolton Street would be too massive for the neighborhood context.

LongHorn restaurant donates to Savannah shelter

For many people, a wholesome, hot meal is something that isn’t always guaranteed, but Savannah’s LongHorn Steakhouse and its parent company Darden Restaurants are helping to change that with their Harvest program.

LongHorn Steakhouse culinary manager Kenneth Johnson, center, helps Inner City Night Shelter volunteers load their weekly food donation Wednesday. The restaurant has donated 72,900 pounds of food to nonprofits in the area since 2003. (Katie Nussbaum/Savannah Morning News)

For electric cars to take off, they’ll need place to charge

By Dee-Ann Durbin

In this photo provided by Nils Henningstad, Henningstad poses next to his Tesla Model X while charging the electric car at a public charging station, Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Lillestrom, just outside Oslo, Norway. Electric cars are seeing growing support around the world. France and the United Kingdom want to ban sales of gas and diesel cars by 2040. But there’s a problem: There aren’t enough places to plug those cars in. (Lene Marie Brynildsen/Courtesy of Nils Henningstad via AP)

Papy: How do you pave a new path? Help light the way

“People, actual persons like you and me, are viable when they can stand on their own feet,” says E. F. Schumacher, author of Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered. This book, despite being published in 1973 when the world looked very different, still sits on my desk as a consistent problem solving reference and a reminder to figure out ways to create accessibility to viability.

Premiums to edge up for state workers, teachers with options unchanged

State employees and teachers will face an average premium increase of about 3.7 percent for coverage next year in the State Health Benefit Plan.

Portside: More growth for port; ship apps let you watch

When Georgia Ports Authority Chairman Jimmy Allgood challenged GPA leadership to reach for a record 4 million TEUs in the coming year, he was talking about fiscal year 2018, which began July 1.

Snapchat’s not-growing pains are boom for Instagram


FILE - In this Thursday, March 2, 2017, file photo, Snap co-founders Bobby Murphy, left, and CEO Evan Spiegel ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange as the company celebrates its IPO. Snap Inc. reports earnings, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Consumers Reports pulls Microsoft laptop recommendation

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Comcast announces fiber network buildout in Savannah

Comcast Business announced its multimillion dollar fiber optic network designed to deliver 10-gigabit speeds to Savannah’s downtown business community. It will also be extended to serve businesses on nearby Skidaway Island.

Georgia Logistics director Jannine Miller tapped for USDA position

The Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics is proving to be quite the career-maker, as yet another director is moving on to the national stage.

State bar foundation donates $10,000 in grant to Meditation Center for client support

Savannah attorney Patrick O’Connor, the immediate past president of the State Bar of Georgia, on Wednesday presented a $10,000 grant check to The Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire to help them in efforts to assist groups primarily providing low-income and indigent folks with their legal needs.