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Sam Bauman


Savannah, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Sam:

New Rincon Police chief hopes to bring stability to department

“This is it. I told council when they appointed me they were going to have to beat me out the door because I plan to end my career here in Rincon,” said new Rincon Police Chief Jonathon Murrell after being approved my city council Monday. → Read More

New Savannah pilot program supporting local, minority & female owned business to help keep economy strong

The city's new pilot program is aimed at increasing local and minority business in Savannah. “We’re not saying Savannah only but we are saying Savannah first,” said Savannah Mayor Van Johnson. → Read More

Front Porch Improv prepares to reopen venue next month

“Ticket sales are awesome. We want to be able to stay afloat from that but if that means sacrificing someone else and their health then we’re not going to do it,” said Front Porch Improv co-owner Dolly Brennan about reopening their live venue next month. → Read More

Guyton teen pays-it-forward giving big check to school employee

South Effingham High School senior Lillie Cuatt and bus driver/lunch lady Tina Weimer have a special bond. → Read More

Mars Theatre reopens to the public

It’s been quite a long intermission for the Mars Theatre in downtown Springfield.The stage, the screen and the theatre itself empty for months. But starting Friday they'll once again be playing movies. → Read More

Animal shelter finding new ways to serve community

“We’re trying to think of everyone, you know, and make sure we’ve covered all the basis to make sure that everybody, citizens, staff and animals are protected,” said Effingham County Animal Shelter Director Lorna Shelton. → Read More

Annual United Methodist 'Campmeeting’ canceled for the first time since the Civil War

The annual “Campmeeting” at Effingham County United Methodist Campground has truly stood the test of time. → Read More

Local equestrian therapeutic center in desperate need of support

"We could close down, it could happen," said Faith Equestrian Founder and CEO Bonnie Rachael. A very real possibility they’re hoping to avoid, but they can't do that without your help. → Read More

Guyton and Pooler taking different approaches to reopening

There may not be two cities more different than Pooler and Guyton. From population to location and now how the cities are reopening following the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Trolley tours return to the streets of Savannah with changes

Old Town Trolley Tours are back on the streets of downtown Savannah. But not without making some major changes due to COVID-19. “In all honesty we’ve taken safety to a whole new level,” said Savannah General Manager Garry Patrick. → Read More

Are llama antibodies an answer to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Antibodies from a 4-year-old llama from Belgium named Winter show promise in blocking coronavirus from infecting cells. → Read More

Bluffton citizens honor frontline workers display of blue ribbons

Although the initial idea was to honor first responders and healthcare workers, Bluffton’s mayor says they’re for everyone on the frontlines right now. → Read More

Tips to help keep your business safe from a distance

With many businesses now sitting empty, some owners fear they could become easy targets for criminals. → Read More

Booze buying surges in US during coronavirus outbreak

Many Americans appear to be turning to alcohol to occupy their time during the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Student learns she’s school valedictorian at drive-thru window where she works

The high school principal didn't let her school’s closure stop her from announcing this year's valedictorian and salutatorian. → Read More

How you can support local businesses despite COVID-19

It comes sadly as no surprise that local businesses are struggling to get by right now. → Read More

Savannah Bananas 2020 season going on as planned

Thursday the owners of the Savannah Bananas, Jesse and Emily Cole, gave an update on their upcoming season in light of the coronavirus. → Read More

Labs say coronavirus test components in short supply

In the cascading shortfalls of the national response to coronavirus, testing labs across the country are sounding the next alarm, saying there are shortages not just in tests but the components needed to conduct the tests. → Read More

Updated List: Savannah business closures, operations

Visit Savannah is gathering information and updates related to COVID-19 including updated business hours, business closures and more. Check here for the latest. → Read More

Savannah/Hilton Head Int’l doing its part to keep passengers safe amidst coronavirus concerns

Savannah Hilton Head International Airport is doing their part to hopefully slow the spread of the coronavirus.But they aren’t the only ones who play a role in keeping the airport clean. → Read More