Re: “Roy Minter selected as new Savannah Police Chief

I agree nobody working for the COS knows what the f*** they are doing except for how to suck big salaries from its treasury. The Manager (from SoFL) and New PC (Texas) "whats his name" makes $200,000.00/yr. both worked a while in (near) communities which experienced mass shootings: Santa Fe, TX, Parkland, FL and Aurora, CO. The COSPC will make $170,000.00 plus extras.

Posted by John Barroll on 09/21/2018 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Editor's Note: When ‘drunk donkeys’ attack

I saw Jamie being harassed and bullied on Facebook for 2 days before she got fed up. I don't blame her. I was tired of it too. What has been going on since is downright harrassment. People should be ashamed of themselves. What many have said about her is far worse than anything she said. I hope none of you ever has a daughter who faces this kind of hate. I'm Team Jamie.

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Posted by Marguerite Dismukes Fischer on 09/20/2018 at 6:36 PM

Re: “Edminster responds to Starland Village piece

No-ones objecting to increased density, sustainable building or any of uses - its a question of the scale, integratation with historic/residential areas and the way the developer is subverting the legal planning process.
People should take a look at the Montgomery St project currently going thru the Mid-City design review process to see an example of thoughtfull approach to denser mixed-use development in a historic district.

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Posted by dan w on 09/20/2018 at 5:05 PM

Re: “The Starland Village Files: Part Two

The co-opting of neighborhood association leaders and others is a long standing practice here. Heck, round election time you can buy many preachers for almost any issue or candidate. This is nothing new. Leadership of the Curtis Cooper Health Care Center sold a whole block on York Street for $1.2 million the same year that Drayton Towers sold for $9 million.

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Posted by John Mcmasters on 09/20/2018 at 2:34 PM

Re: “The Starland Village Files: Part Two

I think it is ridiculous that out of all the wrong things about the Starland Village project that Mr. Edminster warranted a mention. For me, it obscures the critical facts in the article - the city continues to arbitrarily make exceptions to their zoning ordinances and isn't doing due diligence on designs and other bidders. I may not agree completely with Mr. Edminster's views on this project. However, Mr. Edminster has shown unquestionable authentic leadership and commitment to the betterment of the Thomas Square Neighborhood. Pick another villain. Thanks Clinton!

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Posted by iamevieviolet on 09/20/2018 at 1:29 PM

Re: “The Starland Village Files: Part One

Hi Sarinaya...my understanding is that your case is a now legal matter...

I posted my earlier comments hastily and frankly wish I could have deleted them later since I am not privy to the specifics of Development plans for Bull Street. But thats social media. Once posted its out there.

I only mentioned your isolated issue once to contrast the under enforcement of larger scale violations and the over enforcement of smaller ones. But its not unique to Savannah and has nothing to do with current development of Starland.


I would have been more on point...in responding to a different article about noise to have contrasted the enthusiastic citing of your individual noise issue with the profound under enforcement of that exact same ordinance and group of related noise and tour ordinances in the landmark district. What is needed is a balanced system of compliance across the board, thats all.

But Im confident that city leaders will eventually figure that out and realize the huge revenue streams that are generated through enforcing all noise ordinance violations ...particularly vehicular noise and tour noise violations which are rarely if ever enforced.

Im confident that one day it will get sorted out one way or the other.

Posted by ChaseAnderson on 09/20/2018 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Another lawsuit filed against Starland Village project

I'm a Thomas Square resident thankful that Mr. Argue is holding the city accountable. Sometimes legal action is the only way when City Council members refuse to represent their residential constituents. I'm all for responsible development in the Thomas Square district and may not always agree on what makes a good business the right fit. However, there should absolutely be a review board specifically to address the impact to other historic districts. This will make the review process more transparent and include more stakeholders to make better decisions.

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Posted by iamevieviolet on 09/20/2018 at 12:59 PM

Re: “The Starland Village Files: Part Two

Yes Carl I think its time for a proper investigation of the city managers office and maybe the creative coast could volunteer to be a part of this to dispell rumours.

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Posted by dan w on 09/20/2018 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Editor's Note: When ‘drunk donkeys’ attack

Of you had been following Mike for a few years, you would understand WHY he has devotees. Mike got me through Matthew, Irma, followed him through this years Florence...no spin, no bullcrap, no fake news. Just information, plain talk and common sense. His followers are a family now, If you ever read through a post where someone asking for help and having responses that offer room, food, gas, clothes, on a moments notice..you would have faith in humanity restored.

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Posted by Cheryl Graczyk on 09/19/2018 at 5:41 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: When ‘drunk donkeys’ attack

Mr. Morekis, you seem to think people were upset by her weather coverage, which just shows how out of touch you are. People were upset because she specifically called a person out by name in order to publicly demean him, call him names, and attempt to discredit him. She was condescending to the commenter who asked about seeing the euro model, she was disrespectful toward Mike - who was totally unrelated to her weather coverage OR the question asked of her in the first place - and she was all around unprofessional. If you don't think that kind of behavior warrants an apology, you are just as lacking in ethics and professionalism as Jamie is.

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Posted by Megan McCormick 1 on 09/19/2018 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: When ‘drunk donkeys’ attack

It's her own fault. She chose to lash out at Mike when someone asked a question. There was absolutely no reason for her to bring him into that conversation. A true professional would have answered the question with a yes or no and then went on to discuss pros or cons to that particular event or model run. Instead she resorted to name calling and accusations that were completely unfounded. The question didn't even involve Mike. We don't even know if the person asking the question knows or follows Mike. She is the one who decided to take out her frustrations in a most unprofessional matter. And when did her being right or wrong about anything ever come into this? Mike never made any forecast predictions. He simply shares data and opens it up for discussion. She did this to herself and has no one but herself to blame. As far as the trolls and various people leaving inappropriate comments, welcome to life on the internet. That happens to absolutely everyone no matter what they post about. There's just no two ways around that in this modern era of anonymity.

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Posted by Shane McCray on 09/19/2018 at 12:58 PM

Re: “The Starland Village Files: Part Two

Theres a whole lot of totally specious linkages given too much credence simply by publishing this he-said, she-said narrative.

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Posted by Carl V. Lewis on 09/19/2018 at 7:31 AM

Re: “The Starland Village Files: Part One

In answer to the comments here by Chase Anderson, I would like to respond as the single caller about their acoustic music. There is quite of bit of misinformation put forth by Foxy in the manner used by Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein - attack the accuser to deflect from the real problem.

First of all, I tried for 8 months to get cooperation from Ms. Jenkins to solve the problem so I could enjoy living in my home - never asking she end the shows and with no intention of harming her business. When I was met with nothing but empty promises and lack of cooperation, after 8 months, I gave up and turned to the city.

I am by a huge measure not the single caller which can be corroborated by the previous President of the Neighborhood Association, city officials, a former manager and even a current staff member who will all affirm that the complaints have been many for several years.

I have been subjected to reading all the lies put forth and suffered the consequences by those lies spawning hateful remarks, threats and vandalism of my property.

Also, there is NEVER an acoustic music show but rather they are blasted by electronic means throughout the neighborhood where neighbors more than block and a half away claim they are very disturbed by the shows. Thats not an acoustic music performance. It appears you have never attended a performance at Foxy and just adhere to Ms Jenkins dishonest version of the whole saga. A responsible commenter would at least be interested in knowing the full story from both sides. Is that too much to ask?

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Posted by sarinaya on 09/18/2018 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Does the Rothschild family control every central bank in the world?

John. F. Kennedy was Assassinated because he spoke out against the Global & Banking Elites. Here is the speech he gave that got him assassinated within a few weeks of giving it.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8HTr-F-FVM

Very chilling. This came from a United States President... An Honest President speaking to the PEOPLE of the United States about these Elites... and the United States President was assassinated for it.... and it was covered it... there was no internet back then, no social media, no way of anyone verifying anything... the CIA controls the TV stations/media/newspapers/propaganda...

Lee Oswald was the fall man... Conveniently he was shot & killed himself the moment he was brought out by police before he could even say a word.... Conveniently, the man who shot & killed Oswald was sentenced to Death and died in prison within 2 years....

Just look at the facts people. Come to your own conclusions. Look at the videos. Listen to JFK... Do you all know his son (JFK Junior) was killed mysteriously out on the ocean back in 1999.... Spread the word. Buy Crypto. We can only trust each other.... Beware of "Deepfakes", beware of ANY social media... 2018 and the future is very dangerous... There are powers and corruption everywhere trying to keep us all oppressed and subjugated.... We are stronger together. Stronger if we are educated.

Posted by anony on 09/16/2018 at 2:33 AM

Re: “The Starland Village Files: Part One

Since no one else is commenting on this thorough piece and since our downtown Alderman has been silent, I just want to offer my services in live moderating a frank and civil panel of city and tourism officials, developers, and last but not least, creative types and native Savannah residents,
with the aim of creating a win win for sustainable development. Do I have time? No. But I will make time. I could also easily be talked out of plunging into the heart of a frenzy.

Posted by ChaseAnderson on 09/14/2018 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Best Local Meteorologist

Looks like this problem even occurs in a local TV market. Jeff Fager Executive Producer of ' 60 Minutes,' Leslie Moonves, CEO CBS News, and Charlie Rose of 'CBS Morning News.'

Posted by Jim Wells on 09/13/2018 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Best Local Meteorologist

He was fired for sexual misconduct.

Posted by evelyn_beck1 on 09/13/2018 at 7:04 PM

Re: “Georgia, S.C. now have firearm permit reciprocity

Hogarino: there is no draft... it sounds if you are bitter towards the country that hands you your welfare check.. Dont like it? Leave.!! There are plenty of countries in which you would fit nicely

Posted by Joe Dowda on 09/12/2018 at 11:57 AM

Re: “National Park Service puts Savannah National Historic Landmark District officially in "Threatened" status

Confident and wise leaders would use the NPS status report as a blueprint for success moving forward and not view it as a threat. Its a gift if viewed in context.

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Posted by ChaseAnderson on 09/12/2018 at 9:51 AM

Re: “The Starland Village Files: Part One

Two things stand out. One of them is easily missed. The mention of "the creatives" by a developer is in itself something to look closer at. Bull street artists, who tend to see their art as potentially transformative, are wedded to commercial development in this story. It may be time for downtown artists to gather and explore whether or not that is how they see themselves and what kind of Starland they really want.

Ironically all this in contrast to the bashing Foxy Loxy is getting from our city due to a single caller about their acoustic music. The contrast is enormous.

Despite the criticism targeted at city officials and tourism leaders over the years nothing to date has matched the actions of those who seem intent on now playing a south Florida style of commercial development..one that leaves out the human dimension while battering our legacy of historic perservation..a legacy which created the demand in the first place. And that legacy was successfully promoted for many years by Savannah tourism leaders. That is the product that needs protection by our Chamber and Council.

Our present leaders can do better and succeed but they need expert Local help... whether they want it or not. We are all in this thing together. And we means all of us.

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Posted by ChaseAnderson on 09/12/2018 at 8:45 AM

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