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Savannah, GA, United States

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Savannah Morning News awarded with top honors for 2020 Georgia Press Awards

The Savannah Morning News was named the state’s top newspaper for its work in 2019.The winner of the Georgia Press Association's General Excellence Award was announced Thursday in a special online presentation held because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was the sixth win in seven years for the newspaper, which competes in the state’s largest circulation category.Reporter Jan Skutch took first… → Read More

Bust at Forsyth Park monument vandalized

The confederate monument at the center of Forsyth Park was vandalized on Thursday morning. A white hood was placed over the face of the bust of Lafayette → Read More

Chatham County voters report issues with machines, long lines

Voters in Chatham County have reported multiple issues at various polling locations around the county. Issues with the new voting machines, long lines at → Read More

Savannah mayor, police chief join in protests of George Floyd killing

A rally Sunday afternoon, May 31, in Savannah was peaceful as thousands of people demonstrated against racism and the killings of black people at the → Read More

Zach Dennis: Rebuilding Georgia project displays strength, resiliency of region

This column is part of USA Today’s Rebuilding America project. See more stories from a national perspective at Savannah Morning News has been serving our region’s readers and businesses for 170 years, but is highly unlikely the area has seen such a seismic shift in normal life as the one we’ve seen over the past two months.As outlined in a recent story, the… → Read More

After criticism, mayor says Savannah will follow Gov. Kemp’s order; adds that some city funds are ‘fragile’

Mayor Van Johnson said on Tuesday, April 7 that Savannah would comply with Gov. Brian Kemp’s shelter-in-place order that took effect Friday, April 3, but Johnson also said that his supplanted local state-of-emergency order was still lengthened through April 30 in case Kemp does not extend his mandate.Kemp’s statewide order to prevent the spread of coronavirus — which is more relaxed than… → Read More

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson on NBC News: Schools closed, but beaches open ’does not compute’

Days after extending the city’s shelter-in-place and sharing his displeasure with the directive issued by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, Savannah Mayor → Read More

Savannah mayor issues mandatory shelter-in-place order, effective Tuesday night

Mayor Van Johnson has issued a shelter-in-place directive for the city of Savannah, taking effect at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in order to slow the → Read More

City of Savannah issues mandatory shelter-in-place, effective noon March 24

Mayor Van Johnson has issued a shelter-in-place directive for the city of Savannah, effective at noon on Tuesday, March 24. The directive will expire at → Read More

Gov. Kemp issues executive order, bars/nightclubs closed and gatherings limited to under 10

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order on Monday closing bars or nightclubs across the state and banning public gatherings where social distancing is unattainable. The directive also required the medically fragile to shelter in place.The order goes into effect at noon Tuesday, March 24, and extends through noon on April 6.The City of Savannah issued a similar mandate last Friday as… → Read More

SCAD students find niche on set of ’Council of Dads’

Among the workers on the first season of "Council of Dads" were 68 students from the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). The NBC series would seem like a daunting mountain for the students to climb, but most are like junior Cori Graves, and have a few other credits behind them already."It's been amazing. I've definitely learned a lot; just in regard to how TV shows and films are made and… → Read More

Savannah native Bruce Feiler reflects on 10 years of ’Council of Dads,’ prepares for local ’magic’ in new NBC show

In the darkest moment of his life, he came up with the Council of Dads. Now nearly 10 years later, Bruce Feiler is seeing his imagination brought to life → Read More

Savannah native Bruce Feiler reflects on 10 years of ’Council of Dads,’ prepares for local ’magic’ in new NBC show

In the darkest moment of his life, he came up with the Council of Dads. Now nearly 10 years later, Bruce Feiler is seeing his imagination brought to life → Read More

SCAD students provide aid, expertise on the Savannah set of ’The Glorias’

While the aim of “The Glorias” is to chronicle women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem’s life from her youth to the National Women’s Conference in 1977, it seems like the production of the independent film will double as the beginning of long career in the film industry for many students at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).“There's a lot of the scenes (that include) our young people,… → Read More

Premiere of Savannah-shot NBC series ’Council of Dads’ pushed back

You’ll have to wait two more weeks before meeting the “Dads.“Deadline reported on Wednesday that the premiere episode of the new NBC series, and predominately Savannah production, “Council of Dads” would be March 24 rather than March 10. The series will stay at its 10 p.m. EST time slot, but will follow the season finale of “This is Us” on the 24th.According to Deadline, the shift was made to… → Read More

‘This is our music’: Savannah Philharmonic introduces Keitaro Harada’s first season

When Keitaro Harada climbs the podium on Sept. 17, the Savannah Philharmonic will be entering a new era, not only on the stage but in image as well. The → Read More

Invest early: Brews & Views panel tackles early childhood education

Is it best to invest early in education or wait for the trickle-down effects of life to shape a child?This question and more were posed in the monthly → Read More

Savannah-shot ’The Glorias’ acquired by distributors behind ’Judy’, set for fall release

Fresh off rave reviews from the Sundance Film Festival, “The Glorias” has found a home.Deadline reported on Thursday that the Julie Taymor-directed, Gloria Steinem biopic starring Julianne Moore has been acquired by LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions with an anticipated fall awards season release date. The companies are fresh off an Oscar win by Renee Zellweger for her role in their film,… → Read More

Former Marine sets up gaming studio in Beaufort

For Victor Burgos, it seemed like all roads led to the Lowcountry — and he wouldn’t have it any other way.Burgos began his journey at Parris Island with the U.S. Marine Corps in the early 2000s and finished his tour of duty in Beaufort. From there, he found himself at the Savannah College of Art & Design with a focus on game development."It was the right place at the right time,” he said. “I… → Read More

Say Cheese! Lay’s needs Savannah smiles for new chips

Bring out those pearly whites and earn a spot on a bag of Lay’s chips!The popular chip brand is scouring the country looking for smiling faces to adorn their three new flavors of chips — Lay's Cheddar Jalapeño, Lay's Poppables Sea Salt & Vinegar, and Lay's Kettle Cooked Flamin' Hot. The company has listed Georgia as a perfect spot after a survey found it to be one of the happiest states in the… → Read More