Editor's Note: Arena Dilemma

A more political, and therefore more subjective, question about the Westside Arena is the impact on nearby residents who have been promised that they will enjoy great economic development from it.

Editor's Note: Time for a mid-year review!

A look at the pros and cons at the midpoint of 2018.

Editor's Note: Fireworks about fireworks

A growing number of local residents have simply had enough of fireworks, and are making their displeasure known to local officials. As of July 1, local governments are allowed to supersede state law with their own noise ordinances addressing fireworks.

Editor's Note: Taxes, fees, and SPLOST

Simply put, the City's diligence in keeping property taxes low is more than offset by its heavy reliance on SPLOST and bond issues. While laudable, the City's relative fiscal prudence with property taxes is a fig leaf of sorts, to cover what many see as an addiction to SPLOST funds.

Editor's Note: Homelessness forum offers a glimpse of real civic hope

Last week's community forum, 'Chatham County Homeless Camps: What is the solution?' had a jam-packed, standing-room only crowd featuring almost all of Savannah's key grassroots movers and shakers. For one brief, shining moment, a meeting about the homeless was the hottest ticket in town.

Editor's Note: Out of the Fire Fee and into the frying pan

The Fire Fee has become so radioactive that attempts to fix it only seem to make it even more unpalatable, and call more attention to why it was such a bad idea to begin with.

Editor's Note: A politician’s sad attack on the homeless

It would be disturbing enough for an average citizen to have this privileged attitude toward people much less fortunate. But for an elected official to claim, as Petrea does, that a proper use of his power is to force the evacuation of people who live on the commuter route to his district because they're an "eyesore" is beyond the pale.

Editor's Note: What if we gave an election and no one came?

One would be forgiven for arguing that the system is intended to drive down voter participation as much as possible. But as usual, the truth is somewhere in the middle.

Editor's Note: Fire Fee blaze threatens incumbents

Mayor DeLoach's success in 2015 was largely due to very high turnout in District 4, the area south of Victory Drive including Ardsley Park, which also elected Julian Miller as its representative in a blowout. DeLoach and Miller are arguably the Council members most supportive of the Fire Fee. And who are some of the voters now most upset by the Fire Fee? You guessed it.

Editor's Note: The most important election of all

School Board President is where the rubber meets the road in the area everyone says is the most important area of all: the future of our children.

Editor's Note: ‘Is there anyone who will say yes?’

At a time when mistrust of police both locally and nationally is at a high, they seem determined to do the one thing guaranteed to inflame more mistrust, all in the name of not inflaming the public.

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