Carter town hall provides  confrontation, entertainment

Carter town hall provides confrontation, entertainment

Church setting allows for larger crowd but raised other issues
AFTER a February town hall at Armstrong Center which had overflowing crowds and was marked mostly by people yelling over the congressman — and each other — a move to the larger confines of Bible Baptist Church was marketed by Buddy Carter as a way to fit more people into the event, in a more peaceful setting. Except at his latest town hall last week, the venue itself seemed to frame much of the discussion.

Politics

 

Editor's Note: The sale of the local daily paper is... complicated

Long story short, the local daily paper — which had been family-owned and Georgia-based under one banner or another since 1850 — will be an asset owned by a company based far away from Savannah itself.

Editor's Note

Widening roads isn’t always a good idea

Adding lanes does not automatically reduce crashes. In fact, the opposite is often true
IF SAVANNAH is "the New Brooklyn" as hinted in a widely circulated Vogue magazine piece, is it reasonable to conclude Tybee is the New Coney Island? Last week Tybee Island Mayor Jason Buelterman called once again for something many New Brooklynites and New Coney Islanders will support: improvements to our version of the F train, known locally as “Tybee Road.”

News Cycle

Oh hell no, Savannah isn’t ‘the next Brooklyn’

Who are these locals who have “long complained about the dearth of luxury accommodations” here and how can we help them build a new hotel in their front yard?

The (Civil) Society Column

Dead to me

It’s been a minute since I went full hippie, but I pulled out the patchwork prairie skirt and rode with the old man to the Regal Cinemas Savannah 10 on Shawnee Street to find steal-your-face bumper stickers aplenty.

The (Civil) Society Column

Editor's Note: Devil of density is in the details

As it takes shape, we now have a bit of an inkling of Savannah’s new strategic plan: Virtually the identical plan that any politically well-connected, large-scale developer here would have. What a coincidence.

Editor's Note

The Army of Awesomeness answered the call

SSOD stickers raise funds for Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center
One of my favorites was how people started sending me pictures of the SSOD stickers as they took them on travels

News

‘Sow’ many ways to grow and reap with SUGA

Savannah Urban Garden Alliance hosts art, films and workshops all this week
SUGA serves as a resource for everything from loaning out tools to lending its 501c3 status to help secure grants

Community

ISO: Location efficiency

Breaking down the realities of new residential construction. Case in point: What I call the Much Needed Apartments on Forsyth (MNAF).
IN 2007, I moved from Savannah to Atlanta. I quit my job with SCAD and headed to the big city to study city planning and urban design at Georgia Tech.

An Urbanist View

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.

City Notebook

Editor's Note: Anatomy of a political meltdown

Jarvis’s admittedly quite conservative positions, as he openly stated in our interview, immediately drew fire from local Democratic activists, who wondered why someone who echoes Donald Trump on some issues would bother running as a Democrat.

Editor's Note

In lockstep with Linda Wilder Bryan

'You want to call me an angry black woman? Fine. Because that’s exactly what I am.'

The (Civil) Society Column

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