If you’ve got WTOC’s News and Weather Apps – and you should – then you know that summer afternoons are punctuated by two alerts: storms and traffic jams. We can’t do much about the storms but maybe we can about the traffic snarls.
Consider This: President Trump has asked NASA to get us back to the moon by the year 2024. Some question whether it’s worth the cost to return, but, if another giant leap forward can once again unite us, it will be worth it.
A couple of years ago, the City of Savannah re-named the road to the main gate at Hunter Army Airfield to Heroes Way. A fitting tribute to the thousands of brave men and women who pass through those gates daily, all in the name of serving our country.
Traditionally, the job of a college commencement speaker is to inspire and motivate the graduating class. Robert E. Smith took his job as the speaker at the Morehouse College graduation up a few levels a few weeks ago.
One of the legacies of Savannah’s Tower to Tunnel, aside from the hundreds of thousands of dollars raised, has been the 343 school children lining Forsyth Park at the race every year, each one holding a photo of a firefighter killed on 9/11.
From time to time, we can bear witness to an event that transcends its normal significance. Sunday, just up the road in Augusta, was just one of those instances, as Tiger Woods, at the age of 43 won his fifth Green Jacket a full 22 years after winning his first.
Last week our community lost one of its great leaders, though the word leader isn’t big enough to hold Howard Morrison, nor is there a word big enough to describe the impact he’s had on all of our lives.
At the start of every new year, our former General Sales Manager, Randy Peltier would change his route into work. He felt by driving a different way, it would change his perspective and give him a fresh start to each new year.
It may have a been a day late due to weather, and more than a few dollars short due to budget cuts by the City of Savannah, but, as the saying goes, the show must go on, and it did last Saturday as the City of Savannah lit up its Christmas Tree on the corner of Bull and Broughton Streets.
Veterans Day, as we now know it, started as Armistice Day to honor those who served in the great war. Later, in the early 1950s, the holiday was renamed to honor all veterans, hence the new name, Veterans Day.