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  Construction on Statesboro development expected to begin in May

A huge retail development in Statesboro could be closer to breaking ground.

  Costco making plans to build in Pooler

  Big turnout for gun show in Savannah

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  Alcohol sales remain steady throughout 2020 despite pandemic

  Don’t let common shoulder conditions affect the ability to do the activities you love

  A golden ticket to local business success in Effingham County

  Savannah downtown business hopeful for holiday shopping

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  What’s next for Tybee Island’s noise, alcohol ordinances?

  Christmas comes early to Savannah business

  EPA clears popular weed killer used by cotton farmers

Boeing confirms it will consolidate 787 production in South Carolina

  Lovin’ Spoons closing for good in Savannah, Pooler

  Chatham County Commissioners continue support for Savannah Manufacturing Center

  WATCH: Largest container ship to call on East Coast arrives in Savannah

The largest container ship ever to serve the United States East Coast arrived in Savannah Friday morning.

  Downtown Springfield development moves forward by looking back

Recent revitalization projects have brought downtown Springfield back to life and the city hopes other businesses will follow their lead and join in on the growth.

These Orthopedic Conditions Affect the Hands

You take well-functioning hands for granted, until they give you problems such as stiffness and pain. At Coastal Empire Orthopedics, board-certified orthopedist Dr. Jonathan Shults, Dr. Joseph Boaen, and thei team diagnose and treat a variety of hand conditions that result from dysfunction.

  Pooler hotel occupancy rebounding following initial setback due to pandemic

It's been a long slow year for the hotel industry but it appears occupancy in Pooler is now starting to resurge after a strong August.

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  Some Savannah small business owners upset by first round distribution of CARES Act funds

  Former Tybee police officer serves up new way to keep community safe

  New Pooler Dunkin’ opens, offering free coffee to healthcare workers

  Unconventional start to school year impacting hair salons

  Savannah mayor believes changes could help businesses during expected second round of CARES Act funding

  City of Guyton using CARES Act money to help local businesses

Guyton businesses have until September 18 to apply for a $1,000 grant from the Small Business Economic Recovery Grant Program

  Laughter isn’t the only medicine at Front Porch Improv

They say laughter is the best medicine and Front Porch Improv in Savannah certainly has plenty of that. But recently they started offering a new health service, acupuncture.

SCORE Savannah presenting ’Speed Mentoring for Women in Business: From Breakdown to Breakthrough

An online event being offered this weekend to help the local business community in Savannah.

  Pooler businesses & developments continue to thrive during pandemic

“I think it speaks to the appeal. The draw that Pooler has,” said Greater Pooler Area Chamber of Commerce Exec. Dir. Pam Southard about Pooler's continued growth despite the pandemic.

  Pooler Chamber rebrands as “Greater Pooler Area Chamber of Commerce”

The rebranding wasn't just about a fresh color or adding a few words, they believe it better reflects who they represent.

  Downtown Savannah store’s appointment policy stirs controversy online

A downtown Savannah clothing store defended its newly adopted appointment policy that waived a refundable fee for non-white customers.

  Local home cleaning business stays busy as pandemic continues

“I come in and I hunt COVID and get them ready to come home and enjoy and live life,” said Cleaner & Greener owner Tanja Stanley.

  Making a trip to the dentist a “pawsitive” experience

“He’s not pulling teeth or anything, he’s just comforting people hearts,” said Erich Perez about iHeart Dental's most popular employee, their service dog Apollo.

  Savannah’s new Plant Riverside District open to the public

Hundreds celebrated the official opening of the new Plant Riverside District on Savannah’s waterfront.

  Policy changes to NEPA could have major impact on Savannah Ports

“That will make it so much easier for the Port of Savannah to be able to expand, to offer new jobs, to create economic activity and expansion," U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao regarding policy changes to the National Environmental Policy Act.

  Savannah/Hilton Head International continues to see uptick in air travel

The Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport has had a turbulent 2020.

Jinx 912 closing its doors

The Jinx 912 will be closing at its current location on West Congress Street after almost 17 years.

Savannah tops all U.S. ports for ag exports

Forest products such as wood pulp, paper, and logs made up the largest category of goods, followed by clay, cotton, poultry, and peanuts.

  New Savannah pilot program supporting local, minority & female owned business to help keep economy strong

The city's new pilot program is aimed at increasing local and minority business in Savannah. “We’re not saying Savannah only but we are saying Savannah first,” said Savannah Mayor Van Johnson.

  Front Porch Improv prepares to reopen venue next month

“Ticket sales are awesome. We want to be able to stay afloat from that but if that means sacrificing someone else and their health then we’re not going to do it,” said Front Porch Improv co-owner Dolly Brennan about reopening their live venue next month.

  First phase of Plant Riverside District set to open July 15

The first phase of Plant Riverside, a project that has been years in the making on the West end of the Savannah River, will open next month.

SEDA creates new incentive to attract more young professionals to Chatham County

The Savannah Economic Development Authority is trying to attract more young professionals to Chatham County.

  Tybee businesses helped by local grant

Businesses on Tybee Island are starting to receive the money they applied for from the city’s business recovery grant program.

  Savannah bars hoping for strong first weekend after reopening

Bars in Savannah are hoping for a big first weekend back to help ease some of the losses caused by the COVID-19 closures.

  Mars Theatre reopens to the public

It’s been quite a long intermission for the Mars Theatre in downtown Springfield.The stage, the screen and the theatre itself empty for months. But starting Friday they'll once again be playing movies.

Tybee Main Street Program lends a hand to local businesses

Tybee Island’s Main Street Program is trying to help their small businesses bounce back after feeling impacts from COVID-19 through a new grant program.

  Hardeeville training new workforce to fill need for growing industrial & commercial businesses

After receiving a $350-thousand grant from EJF Philantropies in 2019 The City of Hardeeville has now used that money to offer career advancement and workforce training. A program they believe will set both it’s students and the city on a path to success.

  Tybee City Council votes to save money from canceled firework show

UPDATE: Tybee City Council voted Thursday night to save the money that the city usually spends on July 4 fireworks.

  Tybee business opens amidst pandemic

While many businesses are doing what they can to not close, one business took a leap of faith and opened their new store amidst the pandemic.

  Running through the pandemic

More and more people lacing them up and taking off towards a healthier lifestyle. Many for the first time. Which often leads them to Fleet Feet in Savannah.

  Pool business swimming in success despite pandemic

While many businesses have faced a tough road due to COVID-19 some have actually reaped the benefits of families spending more time at home.One of those industries, pools and spas.

  Memorial Day crowds helping Tybee businesses

After weeks of being closed, many Tybee Island businesses say they're happy to have turned the closed sign to open again.

  Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum reopens just in time to honor Memorial Day

The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force reopened to the public Monday. Just in time for Memorial Day.

State officials ask Georgians to buy local produce

“Now more than ever”-that’s the plea of Georgia Agriculture Commissioner for the public to buy local produce.

  Local equestrian therapeutic center in desperate need of support

"We could close down, it could happen," said Faith Equestrian Founder and CEO Bonnie Rachael. A very real possibility they’re hoping to avoid, but they can't do that without your help.

  Holiday travel drastically lower at Savannah-Hilton Head Int’l Airport

Typically, Memorial Day Weekend would be especially busy for the airport. Travelers flying in to celebrate the unofficial start of summer here locally. But this year those numbers won’t be anywhere close to their typical mark, coming up short by thousands.

  Local liquor store seeing change in business amidst pandemic

While bars remain closed and restaurants deal with limited capacity, liquor stores have seen steady business through pandemic. But, that doesn't mean they've been completely immune to its impact.

  Bicycle business booming as people look for outside activities

With the COVID-19 pandemic putting a damper on many things, a high demand for bicycles has kept bike shops busy.

  Guyton and Pooler taking different approaches to reopening

There may not be two cities more different than Pooler and Guyton. From population to location and now how the cities are reopening following the coronavirus pandemic.

  Ga. companies making PPE for businesses

As stores begin to reopen, many business owners are searching for protective equipment to keep staff and customers safe. There are over 220 companies in Georgia ready to help.

  Restaurants adjust bar seating, schedule to adhere to regulations

Places like Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub operate not only as a bar but as restaurant as well. Due to their restaurant status, they can be open. They say they’re adjusting follow social distancing guidelines from the government.

  Saddle Bags Savannah adjusting to extended closure

Saddle Bags is not only a bar but it also doubles as a live music venue.So, you’d think the Governor Kemp’s decision to keep them closed would be a big hit to their bottom line.However, as it turns out this extension actually something they were prepared for and seem to agree with.

  Trolley tours return to the streets of Savannah with changes

Old Town Trolley Tours are back on the streets of downtown Savannah. But not without making some major changes due to COVID-19. “In all honesty we’ve taken safety to a whole new level,” said Savannah General Manager Garry Patrick.

  New Rincon restaurant getting by with a little help from their friends

“I really believe that if we had opened this in Pooler there’s no way, we would have made it through. Effingham County is the reason we survived,” said Riley's Casual Dining owner Brandy Riley.

  Pooler Frames N’ Games opens with new restrictions

Although they’re now open to the public, they’ve made some major changes they feel will keep everyone safe.“I think it’s safer to come here than going to the grocery store,” said Frames-n-Games General Manager Jay Patel.

  Savannah comic book store easing in to reopening

Small businesses are adjusting to a new way of serving their customers.

  On Pause: Savannah-area entertainment production and the millions it generates

t’s an industry that has become a massive economic driver for Georgia, especially in the Savannah area. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s mostly at a standstill.

  National Museum of the Mighty Eighth finding new ways to make ends meet

Like many businesses and museums across the country when the Mighty Eighth closed their doors that meant cutting off a large percentage of their income.

  Many Coastal Empire movie theaters remain closed despite being allowed to open

The Mars Theatre in Springfield and Royal Cinemas & IMAX in Pooler may provide vastly different movie going experiences, but what they had to offer movie goers Monday was the exact same. Nothing. As both remained closed.

  Businesses across Chatham Co. begin opening back up

Friday select businesses across Georgia are allowed to open their doors to clients, with some restrictions.

  Development in Springfield fuels hope for the future

While some businesses are beginning to reopen across Georgia many others remain closed due to COVID-19.Leaving towns like Springfield looking for a sign of a brighter future.

  How to Hunt for a Job During COVID-19

Whether you’re about to graduate or you’re a victim of layoffs, many of you are applying for jobs right now. The Coronavirus is causing some big changes in the process.

Guidelines for reopening restaurants in executive order signed by Gov. Kemp

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp tweeted Thursday night that he had officially signed the new executive order that would begin reopening certain businesses across the state.

  Lyons city manager says business owners will make reopening decisions

Toombs County now has 23 confirmed COVID-19 cases and three virus-related deaths, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

The Clubhouse in Statesboro to assess before reopening; will not be Friday

Bowling lanes at The Clubhouse in Statesboro look like they have for the past month. The normally-noisy arcade sits silent.

  Some Chatham Co. businesses will choose to remain closed

Following Georgia Governor Brian Kemp's directive to allow some businesses to reopen starting as soon as Friday, some say they won't.

  Pooler reacts to reopening of business

Pooler may be known for its massive business growth over the past few years but surprisingly for once some are telling me they’d like to see things slow down.While others would just like some guidance on what they’re supposed to do.

  Richmond Hill business hopes to rehire employees as soon as possible

A business in Richmond Hill is being forced to lay off all its workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Georgia Southern’s Business Innovation Group gathering input from small businesses

The pandemic has touched the region financially as well as medically.

  Sales down at candy stores this Easter season

Business along River Street, like River Street Sweets, rely on some foot traffic from Spring Break and Easter to boost their sales.

  Local small businesses trying to get loans to stay afloat during COVID-19 pandemic

Relief is on the way for thousands of businesses across the country.

  Richmond Hill salon owner prepares for shelter-in-place impact

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued a statewide shelter-in-place order Thursday night, closing all non-essential businesses beginning Friday evening at 6 p.m.

  Online shopping, takeout ways to support local businesses during pandemic

Many local businesses are struggling right now, with some of them having to close up shop indefinitely.