Editor's Note: Fire Fee is an equal opportunity offender

One is tempted to say that the most unity Savannah has shown in quite a while has been its massive opposition to the Fire Service Fee. And that's why it's probably going to pass.

Editor's Note: Inside Savannah’s sausage factory

One concerning new item came up suddenly: A proposal for the City to partner with Savannah/Chatham County Public Schools on a new program for 3-5 year olds, to the tune of about $2 million in previously unbudgeted City funding.

Editor's Note: The budget from hell and what it means

You know those wonderful free events that help set Savannah apart, events that help establish our core identity as a town that celebrates its culture and makes it accessible? Many, such as the Savannah Jazz Festival, would cease to exist without City funding.

Editor's Note: ‘Underground Savannah’ in peril

'Everyone assumes Savannah, of all cities, would have an archaeological ordinance. When they find out we don't have one at all, the're usually shocked and appalled,' says Rita Elliott.

Editor's Note: The City’s finances are on fire

What is confounding about the City's dire budgetary shortfall is how the numbers just don't seem to add up with the reality we see around us. Tourism has never been higher. The Port of Savannah has never been busier. A new bar or restaurant, or two or three, opens every week. We literally cannot build hotels fast enough.

Editor's Note: Details emerge on de-merger

Kalamazoo, Michigan, Police Chief Jeff Hadley, a nine-year veteran of that post, announced he'd accepted the job. Problem is, the media found out before the Chatham County Commission did.

Editor's Note: Let's chat about Neighborhood Chat Pages

There are several notable neighborhood Facebook pages in town, a couple of which are already the stuff of legend. Most all of them provide a similar mix of helpful information, effective community organizing, unintentional comedy, and outright nasty confrontation.

Editor's Note: Murder on the Southside

The circumstances of this past weekend's murder of Akins have yet to completely come to light. But it certainly Savannah is increasingly plagued with an epidemic of deadly juvenile crime.

Editor's Note: After the utility bill fiasco, now what?

Overarching this entire discussion is one of Savannah’s recurring themes: We are overly reliant on outside consultants to find problems and make the recommendations to move forward that we are already paying a City Manager and City staff to determine and execute.

Editor's Note: It’s not Jolene Byrne who needs to go

On this issue, always keep this in mind: The rest of your elected School Board is essentially working to keep local students from being able to attend college. Their vendetta against the Board President has reached such a fever pitch that they hold every child in the district hostage to it.

‘Thoughts and Prayers’

It is very clear to me that the majority of elected and public officials who say 'Thoughts and Prayers' are neither deep thinkers nor praying people.

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