Month: July 2012

Eddie DeLoach appears to avoid runoff in Republican primary for Chatham County Commission Chairman

If DeLoach stays above 50 percent, and it seems virtually certain that he will, he’ll face Al Scott in the fall.

T-SPLOST getting hammered in Atlanta region by almost 2 to 1

Coastal Georgia T-SPLOST vote as of 10:30 p.m.

T-SPLOST apparently headed for loss in Coastal Georgia

UPDATE: T-SPLOST was soundly defeated in the 10-county Coastal Region.

Doug Mains & The City Folk / Sauna Heat – The Sentient Bean – 08/10/12

I’m really looking forward to this gig.

Case-Shiller: Home prices up in May, but still down compared to last year

“With May’s data, we found that home prices fell annually by 1.0% for the 10-City Composite and by 0.7% for the 20-City Composite versus May 2011.”

Photos of the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum’s North Garden, dedicated last Friday

There’s much more in my column. Here, there are just pictures:

The “CBGB” film shoot in Savannah in 50 tweets

I’ve selected here a more or less chronological collection of entertaining Tweets that chronicle the movie shoot.

Predicting the T-SPLOST vote

I’ll go out on a limb and make a couple of predictions: T-SPLOST will get 55 percent of the vote here in Chatham County, but will get only 46 percent of the vote in our region.

Savannah Extreme Makeover home for sale fits a pattern

I just couldn’t quite grasp the extreme charity — the thousands of donated hours and tens of thousands of dollars worth of donated products. There’s so much need in this city, and so many people struggling with developmental disabilities; why do so much for so few? Was it just the allure of the TV show?

Stana Katic in Entertainment Weekly with pic and quotes from “CBGB” set

Open the post for an embedded tweet with the pic and text from EW. “Castle” star Stana Katic plays Genya Ravan in “CBGB”, which wraps up filming this week in Savannah.

What happened to Savannah’s downtown dive bars?

More expensive apartments have limited the diversity of those who can afford to live in the downtown area. And more expensive commercial space has largely precluded businesses as casual and as inexpensive as Jim Collins.

Philadelphia Fed: 20 states with stagnant or weakening economies

In my City Talk column today, I give a quick summary of the health of the Savannah area economy here at the halfway point of 2012.

Chick-fil-A, I’ll miss you. But not that much.

American businesses have every right to take public positions on controversial issues. If they want to mix business and politics, that’s up to them. Consumers have every right to mix business and politics too.