No more Nina

HSMC vote brings down Panhandle Slim painting
FOR A painting bearing the likeness of Nina Simone, there will be no more Sundays or any other days in Savannah’s historic district, at least not for now. At the Thursday, Aug. 3 meeting of the Savannah-Chatham Historic Site and Monument Commission, a petition requesting after-the-fact approval of the artwork under the city’s mural policy ended in a 3-3 tie.

‘We’re going to maintain our humanity’

Writer Gwen Strauss studies the struggles of refugees, past and present
YOU CAN look the other way. You can turn off the TV. But it won’t stop reality.

Peggy Riggins: Sounding the alarm on coal ash

A rare success story as a small town is victorious in its fight against toxic waste
I’M HERE to tell you that the good guys sometimes win.

'No bombing, no rockets, no death'

Refugees find solace and sanctuary in Savannah
SYRIAN REFUGEE and new Savannah neighbor Naji Abousaleh remembers safer times in Aleppo, where he lived most of his 67 years and taught English.

Black Sheep White Cop: A true-life memoir of crime & corruption

Former local homicide detective Kevin Grogan writes the ultimate Savannah cop story
A REMARKABLE MEMOIR by a former Savannah-Chatham cop has become the hottest local read of the summer. Black Sheep White Cop: Savannah EXPOsed, is grippingly written by Kevin Grogan, a former homicide detective whose local career spans five police chiefs, including now-imprisoned former Police Chief Willie Lovett.

Raise the (little) roof for homeless vets

Tiny House, Big Heart Fundraiser sets it sights on first $30K land payment
CHATHAM-SAVANNAH Authority for the Homeless Executive Director Cindy Kelley approaches the overgrown forest behind the Blackshear Basketball Complex off Wheaton Street as if she’s walking up to someone’s front yard.

30 minutes over Savannah, in a B-25 bomber

'Miss Mitchell' and other vintage WWII warbirds are on hand at the Savannah airport to offer tours and rides all this weekend.
SEVENTY-FIVE years ago this month, one of the most courageous acts in military history occurred: The fabled "Doolittle Raid." Sixteen B-25 bombers, designed for land-based operations, took off from the deck of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier U.S.S. Hornet.

Controversial self-storage facility comes before City Council

Neighbors cite congestion, crime, and massive size of project in opposition
WHAT DO you do if you want to build a controversial project, but you’re already 0-3 in front of the Metropolitan Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals?

Remembering victims of German U-boat attacks off the Georgia coast, 75 years later

At a shady burial plot at Brunswick’s Palmetto Cemetery, I help retired merchant seaman Michael Higgins slowly step over a few inches of brick wall that surrounds the graves.

The second coming of Savannah River Landing

An urbanist's closer look at Savannah's most controversial development plan
Their desire for less required parking indicates an understanding of urbanism and an eye towards maximizing the built area of the development.

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