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.

Editor's Note: Depleting the civic bank account

One recent headline is about the City of Savannah's estimated $10 million surplus. Ordinarily, that announcement might be a great headline for a City leader to see in the morning over coffee. But in Savannah's current political climate the surplus was seen by most people, fairly or unfairly, as further proof of the City's financial mismanagement.

Editor's Note: A Tale of Two Windows

Just a few minutes after lecturing a local small business owner about his store windows, City Council took the complete opposite attitude in appearing to bend over backwards to benefit a large developer.

Editor's Note: The Woo Girls and you

In modern tourism, it's not so much about the place, but about 'the experience.' Weaponizing Instagram, Uber, and Airbnb, the bachelorette party industry represents a potent economic force which just happens to fit almost seamlessly into the marketing plans of Chambers of Commerce around the country and the deep-pockets developers they cater to.

Editor's Note: Growth, gentrification, and Savannah’s quiet civil war

A classic example of the increasingly bitter divide is the recent 6-3 vote by City Council to allow the controversial Starland Village multi-use development at Bull and 38th Streets.

Editor's Note: Landmark concerns

While the National Park Service report neither focuses only on hotels nor does it revoke Savannah's National Historic Landmark District status, it's remarkable how quickly the report tapped into what is obviously a preexisting vein of serious public angst over new development downtown.

Editor's Note: Parade of negativity?

The cancerous scourge of national partisan politics finally infected our wonderful holiday, which has been blissfully immune for the most part.

Editor's Note: Kissing to be clever

Oddly, the soldier-kissing controversy might actually be tied into the Mike Pence visit, as there is a chance he will march with the soldiers -- in which case no one will be allowed to run up to them, or him, for any reason whatsoever.

Editor's Note: Time to reboot Savannah's problematic gun programs

The director of the local End Gun Violence initiative was arrested on a DUI charge. He was also arrested on a domestic violence charge less than a year before he was hired. These two events alone might be enough to disqualify one from receiving a taxpayer-funded salary and benefits package of nearly $100,000 and heading an organization with so important a mission.

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