Month: October 2011

Senator Johnny Isakson has another bad idea to help the housing market

Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson was one of the major proponents of the homebuyer tax credit, a spectacularly failed policy whose only clear beneficiary was the banking system. I discussed the failures of the tax credit here. Now Isakson is selling…

Should voters extend ESPLOST, the 1% sales tax for education infrastructure?

I’ve already posted my thoughts on two other issues that will be on the ballot this fall here in Chatham County: Should we abolish term limits for the Chatham County chairperson? Will Sunday sales pass in Savannah and other local…

Average Savannah gas prices at $3.25 per gallon — and falling

Gas prices are finally following to the level I expected weeks ago. According to GasBuddy.com, Savannah area prices for unleaded have fallen to about $3.25 per gallon. I’d expect them to fall further, and we’ll soon be seeing some stations…

The schedule and selected trailers for the Savannah Film Festival

The full lineup for the Savannah Film Festival is now available via a PDF download at the Savannah Box Office website. If you’re looking for IMDB links to a lot of the films, check out a previous post here. Some…

The changing shape of Middle America: New Moshe Safdie-designed buildings in Kansas City, Bentonville

I had quite a bit to say back in February 2006 about the Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, including this riff on the architecture: It may be a long time before we can clearly position Safdie’s building in the pantheon of…

Sign of the times: Atlanta Falcons’ owner sells mansion for 60% less than original price

From the AJC: Falcons owner Arthur Blank has sold a three-level Buckhead mansion for millions of dollars less than he once hoped to get for the property. The home in the 3600 block of Tuxedo Road sold for about $3.9…

Harbor deepening back into the headlines with S.C.’s denial of key permit

A piece by Mary Landers in today’s Savannah Morning News: S.C. denies deepening permit The second paragraph: “In a notice filed in the late afternoon and posted on its website, the state‚Äôs Department of Health and Environmental Control denied the…