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  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.

Visit Savannah making list of business closures, operations

Gov. Kemp, Dept. of Labor focus on assisting Georgia workers affected by COVID-19

  Pooler businesses impacted by St. Patrick’s Day shuttle service cancelation

  Tourism leaders say coronavirus fear not impacting Savannah St. Patrick’s Day

  New Development coming to Pooler Fall 2020

Petcare Wellness Center opens at Walmart on Ogeechee Rd.

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  New Statesboro Chamber of Commerce director speaks to group of business owners

  Young Farmer Association meeting held, industry dealing with tough times

  Savannah stores make Southern Living’s ‘Best of Georgia’ list

Parker’s donates to Susan G. Komen of Coastal Georgia

  Two new developments coming to Pooler

  Lucky’s Market in Savannah closing

Distillery Ale House to close in February

The restaurant and bar announced via its Facebook page that after 12 years in Savannah, the doors will shut for good.

  2020 Economic Outlook luncheon held in Savannah

The future of Savannah is looking good for business in 2020. Economists see the area growing but slowing.

  Starland District looks forward to growth in 2020

Starland Village is billed as a multi-use development that will boast a couple restaurants, retail space, artist studios and nearly 100 residential units.

  Savannah seeing tourism boost for the holidays

Savannah is seeing it’s fair share of holiday visitors this year and downtown businesses are counting on their coin heading into the new year.

  Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub closing after New Year’s Eve

  New aviation choice program for Savannah students

  Proposal for new hotel could force Abe’s on Lincoln to relocate

  2019 a pleasant surprise for cotton farmers

  Groundbreaking ceremony for new Shops at Lakeside Village in Pooler

  Cotton farmers need a solid week of dry weather

Gulfstream introduces new G-700

Gulfstream introduced its brand-new G-700.

  Trade conference between Japan, Southeastern US states held in Savannah

A trade conference between Japan and the Southeastern states happens in the shadows of the Port of Savannah, where much of the import and export traffic happens.

  Nestor’s impact on local cotton farms

Cotton farmers say the day-long downpour on Saturday could have been a whole lot worse and could have taken out the rest of this crop before they could get it harvested.

  Majority of Gulfstream layoffs are from Savannah facilities

One of the largest employers in the Coastal Empire laid off hundreds of people.

Ga. governor, first lady help kick-off 2019 Sunbelt Ag Expo

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and first lady Marty Kemp spent all morning in Southwest Georgia at the 2019 Sunbelt Ag Expo.

  Ag Expo shows off a major Ga. industry

The Sunbelt Ag Expo offers enough of the past, present, and future of agriculture to bring roughly 80,000 visitors to Moultrie, Ga.

Come on in! Moultrie’s 2019 Sunbelt Ag Expo is underway

Organizers said they expect it’ll bring people out from all across the region.

  Developers give update on Georgia International Trade Center in Effingham County

The whole site is equipped to accommodate just over seven million square feet of light industrial development buildings.

Best Buy hosting hiring fairs for holiday workers

Hiring fairs will take place at all Best Buy stores on Oct. 10 and 11 from noon to 7 p.m. local time.

Gulfstream responds to rumor of upcoming layoffs

WTOC has gotten several calls and messages about possible layoffs coming at Gulfstream.

  Hampton Co. farmers hoping for a little rain

Many in our area have been praying for a little rain lately. And in farming areas like Hampton County, S.C., no rain is directly impacting crop yields.

  City of Savannah holds groundbreaking for new arena

A project many years in the making, Savannah city leaders held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday to mark the start of a new $165 million arena to attract entertainment and sporting events.

  Gulfstream cuts ribbon for new ‘East Campus’ maintenance facility

Gulfstream opened its new maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in Savannah.

Savannah city council considers funding for new parking garage

Savannah city council will be discussing a project Thursday that has been years in the making.

Recycling, litter service closing on Interchange Court in Savannah

One of the recycling and litter service facilities will be closing. The last day for service at 14 Interchange Court will be this Friday.

Zunzi’s offers free sandwich with new monthly appreciation event

A local restaurant is giving back, and you can get some free food in return.

Green Fire Pizza to open new location in Pooler

The brick oven pizza restaurant shared photos on Facebook of construction underway at the new location along Pooler Parkway in front of Lowe’s.

  Statesboro residents really missed Chick-fil-A

Some say, "absence makes the heart grow fonder.”

Paula Deen opens new restaurant in Panama City, Fla.

Cooking legend Paula Deen is opening a new restaurant in Panama City Beach, Florida.

Savannah Chamber to hold 18th annual Taste of Downtown Business Connection

The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce has dinner covered on Thursday with its 18th annual Taste of Downtown Business Connection.

Parker’s to open 9 new stores in Charleston area

Parker's CEO Greg Parker is investing $50 million to open several new convenience stores in the Charleston area.

CZM Foundation Equipment to bring at least 75 new jobs to Bryan County

A new development is coming to Bryan County.

Freebies, discounts & deals for Tax Day 2019

Time is running out to file your tax returns for 2018.

  Wayfair Inc. to open huge facility in Chatham County, create 1,000 jobs

One of the nation’s largest online retailers for furniture and home goods will open a new one million square foot facility in Savannah.

The Olde Pink House set to reopen Monday after December fire damaged restaurant

The iconic Olde Pink House will reopen its doors Monday after a fire caused the restaurant to close just two days after Christmas.

  Allegiant announces new aircraft base in Savannah

The Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport will be a new aircraft base location for one national airline.

Food trucks at Schooner Cove see Savannah Golf Championship as marketing opportunity

The 5th hole at Deer Creek Golf Course- Schooner Cove is supposed to be the place to be this weekend.

  New St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital set to open in Pooler

The new St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital in Pooler held a tour Friday, before it officially opens its door to patients.

  City of Springfield passes food truck ordinance

City of Springfield passes food truck ordinance, giving people more options while attracting people to the downtown area.

New FedEx shipping center opening Thursday in Pooler

A one-of-a-kind shipping center is opening Thursday in Pooler.

Allegiant offers new non-stop flights to Savannah

Allegiant Airlines has announced two new seasonal flights coming to Savannah.

BB&T, SunTrust combining in $66 billion all-stock deal

Southern regional banks BB&T and SunTrust are combining in an all-stock deal valued at about $66 billion.

Charlotte Russe store in Pooler on closing list after company files for bankruptcy

Charlotte Russe, the women’s apparel company, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Sunday, Feb. 3.

Battling Insomnia

Insomnia is the most common health complaint that physicians receive.

Shattering the Myths About Drugs

National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week is January 22-27, 2019.

Businesses expanding to accommodate population boom in Pooler

Medical and dental services are expanding in Pooler.

Pre-Planning Your Funeral

Death is not a concept embraced warmly in our culture. In fact, most of us try not to think about our death.

3 Reasons to use a Staffing Agency

Time. Risk. Flexibility.

  Gray Chairman, CEO Hilton H. Howell Jr. rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange

Gray Television now owns and operates television stations and digital properties in 91 markets across the U.S., including nearly 150 affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC networks.

Fiddler’s Southside closing after 12 years

A Savannah seafood favorite is closing its doors for good.

Furnace Safety and Carbon Monoxide

Your furnace is a fuel-burning appliance, which means it’s important to know what can possibly go wrong with it that could threaten your home’s safety. One such safety hazard is a carbon monoxide leak. Here’s how your furnace can develop a carbon monoxide leak and what you can do to keep your home s

  Tybee Island included in FBI investigation into bogus bomb threats

The FBI is now investigating hundreds of bogus bomb threats around the country, including several here in the Coastal Empire. That includes the threat that was made on Tybee Island.

The Holidays are a Great Time to Re-evaluate

As you're preparing for the holidays this year, sorting through the decorations, thinking about visits from family and friends, you are not alone if you suddenly realize that maybe it's time for some changes.

Tourism funds holiday decorations for downtown Savannah

The decorations are up in downtown Savannah and the city’s ready to celebrate the holidays thanks to a few community partners.

Restaurants open on Thanksgiving 2018

Thanksgiving is this week and consumers all around the country will be rushing around to see family. Some may want to grab a bite while on the road and some may need to make a last-minute grocery run.

Area retailers opening early to offer Black Friday deals

Several retailers will open on Thanksgiving Day to begin offering their Black Friday deals.

Make sure you take these things into consideration before taking your dog on a hiking adventure

Every pet owner loves bringing their furry friend along on adventures, and dogs can make excellent hiking companions, regardless of their size. Before you hit the trail with your pet, however, there are a few things you need to consider

Hope Performance can help you take control of the holidays

No matter the season, Hope Performance Systems is always there to help you feel your best because they are more than a counseling center.

Do You Have Allergic Asthma? Make Sure Your Asthma Regime is Ready for Flu Season

Approximately 7.6 percent of the US Population has some form of asthma.

Got a cell phone? Get a flu shot!

Phone screens are like petri dishes for viruses such as the flu that is largely spread through droplets made when a person coughs, sneezes or talks.

Staying In is the New Going Out

Advancements in Audio/Video technology, along with the abundance of in-home entertainments options at our disposal, mean it’s no longer necessary to put on pants (let alone venture outside) to catch the big events everyone will be talking about.

Upgrade Your Home with Lowcountry Style

Classic design will never go out of style.

The Importance of Vaccinations

Richmond Hill Pharmacy recognizes the importance of being immunized. A critical step to staying healthy and preventing the spread of illness is getting appropriate vaccinations. Especially as you age, your immune system weakens, and it becomes more difficult to fight off infections.

HVAC pre- and post-storm damage prevention and maintenance

During a severe weather events — such as Tropical Storm Hermine, Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Irma — the last thing we want think about is our AC system, but catastrophic storms such as these can cause just as much damage to an AC system as anything else.

Evacuations - is your pet ready?

Here are some steps you can take to make sure you and your pet are prepared for the worst.

Annual State of the Port Address set for Thursday in Savannah

The annual State of the Port Address will take place Thursday morning at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.

  GA Rep, economics professor weigh in on latest round of tariffs

As trade dispute between the U.S. and China escalates, local GA Rep. and economics professor weigh in on potential effects on Coastal Empire.

  Summer sun, rain good for cotton crops

A summer full of rain and sunshine has South Georgia's cotton poised for a potentially good harvest as it heads into the home stretch.