Author: bill dawers

4th of July fireworks from River Street in Savannah (photos)

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A friend and I met up at about 8:30 in the beer garden at Moon River Brewing Company tonight for a drink and a sandwich. Then we headed to River Street just before 9:30 when the fireworks were set to…

A few thoughts on the latest Paula Deen news and Bubba Hiers’ deposition

In my original post about the Paula Deen controversy, I wrote: Even though we could find plenty of 66-year old Southerners who never used the N-word and many of Deen’s age who joined civil rights protests as early as the…

Come on Delta, really?

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I typically fly U.S. Airways on trips out of Savannah. And I’ve been making a fair number of trips over the past year — so many that the woman at Starbucks at Savannah/Hilton Head International remembered me on Thursday as…

Revival Fest announces lineup of bands for Sept. 14 celebration of food and music

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Revival Fest — Savannah’s newest festival slated for September 14th — has announced the dozen acts confirmed for the event, which also features two stages, a pig roast and an oyster roast. This will be the first public event at…

Tybee Island gets some great summer press

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CBS This Morning gave some great press to Tybee Island and its beaches today. The segment “Where to find America’s best beaches” featured Peter Greenberg, CBS News travel editor, talking about a variety of beaches around the country. Tybee is…

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Savannah Morning News: City council likely to reject further cruise ship studies

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I already posted my opposition to continuing with further study of whether Savannah should build a cruise ship terminal. I think that the idea should be rejected purely on economic and political grounds, but there’s obviously a bigger argument that…

So why wasn’t there already a new contract with the Food Network?

I said a couple of days that I probably wouldn’t post again anytime soon about the Paula Deen controversies, but there was one detail that had been nagging at me. Why, a mere week from the expiration of the current…

Time for Savannah to pull the plug on cruise ship dreams

I’d be writing about this issue for my City Talk column this coming Sunday, but apparently Savannah City Council will consider on Thursday whether to move ahead with another phase in studies regarding the viability of a cruise ship terminal…

Revival Fest — traditional food and traditional(ish) music — debuts Sept. 14 in Savannah

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MusicFile Productions — parent company of Savannah Stopover — has announced a new fall festival in Savannah: Revival Fest. From this morning’s press release (with emphasis added for the skimmers out there): MusicFile Productions, LLC (the parent company of Savannah…

Calculated Risk with “a few comments on dumb policy”

Calculated Risk blogger Bill McBride is one of the clearest, most pragmatic voices out there in terms of analysis of the U.S. economy. He posted some typically concise and on-the-mark commentary on Sunday: A few comments on dumb policy McBride…

Zunzi’s 2 now open, Kate Spade on the way, other changes in downtown

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My City Talk column today leads off with a blurb about the new Chive Sea Bar & Lounge on Broughton Street. After the rain moved out this afternoon, I headed down to Zunzi’s 2 for a very late lunch. I’m…

A quick roundup of major stories following the Paula Deen controversy

I hope this will be my last post for awhile about the recent Paula Deen controversy. But today it seems worthwhile to note a few of the journalistic takes on the evolving controversy. Here I’m just going to cite three…

Food Network will not renew Paula Deen’s contract

Given the media storm set off by the public release of Paula Deen’s deposition last month in a lawsuit brought by a former employee of Uncle Bubba’s, this is not surprising news: BREAKING: Food Network says it won't renew Paula…