Hiring rebounds in April, U.S. economy adds over 200,000 jobs

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I’ve been writing a lot in my City Talk columns about the employment recovery in Savannah and in Georgia’s metro areas (some rural areas are still so weak in terms of hiring that it’s hard to use the word “recovery”),…

Demolition of Meldrim Row cottages will expose other problems – photos

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In my City Talk column for March 29, I talk again about Meldrim Row. (Click here for a post from June 2014 with more detailed background.) It’s absurd that the homes weren’t saved on the basis of their history, but…

American Legion Post 135, Betty Bombers have returned

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It was a long 10 months or whatever in the wilderness for us Legion refugees. I live about 5 very short blocks from Savannah’s American Legion Post 135 and I’m sort of a night owl and I don’t watch much…

Either way, who would wear this dress?

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Yes, a post about the dress. If you’re irritated by it, don’t click on it. But I’m bored today, and I was curious just how easy it would be to manipulate “the dress” into either white/gold or blue/black. It took…

“Brooding twilight,” “great pie,” and “a southern version of Twin Peaks”: Savannah through the eyes of Patton Oswalt, Anne Rice, and other Savannah Book Festival authors

I wasn’t able to attend any of the Savannah Book Festival this year, but I’ve been following some of the action on Twitter and Facebook. (By the way, the SBF could be a lot more active on social media when…

Is Ben Affleck finally moving ahead with adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s “Live by Night”?

Mr. Affleck, please don’t make a fool of me again. It seemed obvious a couple years ago (check out my posts from May 2013 and July 2013) that Ben Affleck was poised to direct and act in an adaptation of…

Junk 2 Funk 2015 — “Insectum” — at the Savannah Arts Academy continues a stellar tradition

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The Savannah Arts Academy‘s 2015 Junk 2 Funk Fashion Show was, predictably, a rousing success. Presented by the arts magnet high school’s visual arts department, the event taps the expertise of students and faculty schoolwide and features tremendous production values.…

A few preview shots of the American Legion Post 135 before the reopening

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I’ve been out of town a lot over the last nine months, so the prolonged closure of the American Legion Post 135 hasn’t hit me quite as hard as it could have. But, wow, it has sure been hard. As…

A few photos of The Grey

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My City Talk column today is about The Grey. I love it. I took a few photos with my new Fujifilm x100t when a friend and I ate there last Tuesday night.

What state am I living in? In new poll, Georgians show strong support for medical marijuana, more transit funding, local flexibility on minimum wage

With the 2015 state legislative session (for which I do not have high hopes) upon us, the AJC has released a fascinating interactive poll on a variety of issues. Let me say at the outset that one could make a…

December employment numbers show solid growth; 2014 was the best year for jobs since 1999

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From the Bureau of Labor Statistics today: Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 252,000 in December, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in professional and business services,…

The Atlantic asks “What’s Wrong With Georgia?”

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Remember back 7 or 8 years ago, when lots of folks here in Georgia — mostly but not all well to the right of the political center — could barely contain their glee at the fiscal and economic woes in…