Christ, Lord at Dollhouse Productions — photos and a short review

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“I was always there like a film that covers up your eyes.” That’s the great opening line of “Queen, Liz” — the first song on Christ, Lord’s EP Live at Criminal Records recorded in September 2012. The Atlanta band brought…

Photos of SCAD’s Sidewalk Arts Festival

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What a dreary weekend we’ve been having here in Savannah . . . So I finally got around to editing a few photos from last weekend’s Sidewalk Arts Festival, a longstanding SCAD tradition. I didn’t do much cropping or anything…

Thinking about DeRenne Avenue — and east, west, north, and south

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When I moved here in 1995, it was common to hear paranoid talk about Savannah’s artificial boundaries: a schoolgirl telling me that her parents told her she could never visit friends who lived on “numbered streets”; a friend telling me that Price Street is “the DMZ”; and, over and over, early readers of my columns telling me that they never go downtown because of crime. Back then, even some downtown people were really serious about not going south of Gaston Street.


More education means far less chance of being unemployed

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A bunch of my former students are graduating today from Armstrong Atlantic State University. Many are already working somewhere or have jobs waiting. Others are headed off for more school. Whatever their professional goals, those new graduates are much more…

U.S. economy adds 165,000 jobs in April, unemployment down slightly to 7.5%

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From the Bureau of Labor Statistics today: Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 165,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 7.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in professional and business…

Is Anthropologie finally opening a Savannah store?

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The rumors of Anthropologie opening a store in Savannah have started circulating again. But this time they’re not just rumors. The fashion and lifestyle retailer has been mentioned repeatedly as a possible tenant for some large spaces in downtown Savannah,…

Thank you, Lesley Conn

I had been contemplating writing something about Lesley Conn’s departure from the Savannah Morning News, but Lesley herself fittingly covered the news on her staff blog yesterday: Conn leaving the Savannah Morning News. In the post, Conn reflects briefly on…

Armstrong tennis teams head to NCAA finals as defending national champs (photos)

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On Monday, Armstrong Atlantic State University’s men’s and women’s tennis teams advanced to the NCAA Division II finals next week outside Phoenix. As has become routine, both teams advance pretty easily — see here and here. Both teams won national…

Private sector jobs vs. government jobs — surprising facts

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I’ve written about this issue on a number of occasions, but it’s time for an update. From Calculated Risk’s recent post Public and Private Sector Payroll Jobs: Bush and Obama: The employment recovery during Mr. Bush’s first term was very…

So what’s up with Savannah’s future Whole Foods?

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On Sunday afternoon, I drove around the future Whole Foods Market parking lot on Victory Drive just west of the Truman Parkway. I’m not sure I was supposed to be there, but the new plaza is accessible(ish) via Galway Street…

Savannah Independent Designers runway show dazzles (photos)

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I wasn’t quite sure what to expect on Friday night for the runway show for the Savannah Independent Designers fashion show on Friday evening at Dollhouse Productions, but I came away really impressed with the talent on display. From the…

Is Tybee Island the 10th best small town in the country?

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Business Insider thinks so: Tybee Island, located on Georgia’s coast right near the South Carolina border, is known for its relaxing, laid back atmosphere, great seafood, and breathtaking views — 272 of its 499 votes were awarded in the “Most…