ET premieres theatrical trailer for feature film “Savannah”

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From ET Online: Set in the post-civil war era, Savannah is the true story of the legendary Ward Allen (Caviezel), an Aristocrat-turned-market hunter, his, business partner — a freed slave named Christmas Moultrie (Ejiofor), and the love of his life,…

Ben Affleck’s “Live By Night” is likely “blockbuster” poised to film in Savannah — or is it SpongeBob 2?

UPDATE: From the City of Savannah at about 2 p.m. today: SpongeBob sequel scheduled to film in Savannah The City of Savannah Film Services Office announced today the “SpongeBob Movie 2” will be shooting live action scenes in the Savannah…

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A quick tour of Traverse City — and a few thoughts on the National Cherry Festival (photos)

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I was in Traverse City, Michigan, recently for a family reunion. Some of my cousins have long ties to the area, and one of them moved back to that crisp and beautiful part of the country fairly recently. I had…

Black Tusk – The Jinx – 08/09/13

Charleston op-ed: “Facts steer Savannah away from cruise folly”

Kent Harrington, co-founder of Be Smart Savannah, has a provocative and well-written op-ed in today’s Charleston Post & Courier: Facts steer Savannah away from cruise folly. Harrington notes a variety of reasons why smaller markets like Savannah should beware of…

Wildfires and the cost of sprawl

I don’t have anything to add to an excellent op-ed today by Crystal A. Kolden — former firefighter, fire ecologist, and geography professor — in the Washington Post: Arizona fire deaths prove no one should die for a house. From…

Late press releases could ruin chances for publicizing your events

Since Friday afternoon, I’ve gotten over half a dozen press releases or Facebook invitations for interesting events happening next weekend — July 10th through 12th. Seriously, these are all interesting things — potentially good live music gigs, openings of art…

Per capita income in Georgia now 40th in nation, down from 25th in 2001

Some ugly but unsurprising data today. From Georgia down to 40th in per capita income at the Athens Banner-Herald: Federal data shows Georgia is now 40th among the states. Georgia has been declining since measuring 25th in 2001. The Atlanta…

What’s the latest on the chances for new low power FM nonprofit radio in Savannah?

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Last December, I blogged about the Prometheus Radio Project and an upcoming meeting in Savannah to explore the possibility of various community groups starting low power FM (LPFM) nonprofit radio stations that could serve a variety of community needs. In…

More on the employment recovery and the labor force participation rate

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An earlier post noted a few details from today’s relatively solid employment situation summary from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Calculated Risk has obviously posted several updated graphs, which give a good, if very general, sense of just what’s been…

U.S. economy adds 195,000 jobs in June; unemployment rate unchanged at 7.6%

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From the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 195,000 in June, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment rose in leisure and hospitality, professional and…