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Mary Carr Mayle

Industrial vacancy rates in the five-county Savannah area are the lowest they have been in 14 years, reflecting a national trend and sending a clear signal that the recent recession is well behind us, according to a report by Colliers International.

Katie Martin

Another year, another record recorded by the Georgia Ports Authority. On Monday, Georgia Ports officials reported they moved 31.7 million tons of cargo in the fiscal year 2015 — a 7.8 percent increase from the previous year — and the first time they have handled more than 30 million tons in a single year.

Bill Dawers / City Talk

There are beautiful buildings and interesting sites throughout Macon’s historic neighborhoods and the city sits along two interstate highways, but Macon still seems a long way from being the type of destination that Savannah has become.

In a sense, the perceived lack of tourism potential might pay off for Macon in the long run.

Bea Wray

I recently wrote about passion and its important role in affecting practice and discipline.

Since then, a speaker at 1 Million Cups, a weekly presentation and discussion forum we host at the Creators’ Foundry at 415 W. Boundary St., gave an excellent example about how passion changed the direction of his life.

Michael Owens

I’ve heard much discussion about how the hotel/motel tax should be used, but it’s actually all set by Georgia state law. In our tourism community, we often refer to it as the lodging tax or bed tax.

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