Category: Issues & Topics

You Should Drink Tuesday night. (It’s ok, it’s for the Earth.)

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Have you even been sitting alone in your room at night thinking, ‘If only I knew a place to go enjoy a tasty beverage and chat about the environmental issues that mean the most to me?” Of course, we’ve all been there! Well now you can add a new social networking group to your list […]

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The NYT Shows Us More Love.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The New York Times has yet another article featuring the Savannah area, this time focusing on the growth of Effingham County and the strain the development has put on our water supply. Quoted from the NYT: UNTIL five years ago, it seemed that the breakneck pace of development in Effingham County, a Savannah suburb in […]

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Presidential Candidates in First Ever Gay Debate

Friday, July 13, 2007

Presidential candidates will debate solely LGBT issues for the first time on the Logo Network on August 9, at 9:00 pm EDT. This is an historic event and candidates Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards and Chris Dodd have all confirmed they will participate. If you do not receive the Logo channel on cable, there […]

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AASU Awarded $3.4 Million in Grants

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Armstrong Atlantic State University has been awarded three grants totaling $3.4 million dollars to enhance their nursing program and community health education. According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: University System of Georgia Nursing Education Task Force grant will provide the college with $189,320 per year across three years to hire five additional full-time nursing […]

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Richard Florida on The Colbert Report – Repartee Requested!

Monday, July 9, 2007

If you have yet to watch The Colbert Report, a week from today would be a great night to start! Richard Florida will be on talking with Stephen Colbert regarding the ‘Flight of the Creative Class’ at Monday, July 16th (11:30PM EST, Comedy Central). Richard Florida is the author of “The Rise of the Creative […]

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Four Year Medical School Program Being Established in Savannah

Friday, July 6, 2007

An existing joint clinical program between a Baptist university in Georgia and a Savannah hospital plan to expand in to a four-year medical program. Quoted from the Associated Baptist Press: Mercer University, based in Macon, already operates Mercer School of Medicine and two teaching hospitals. The partnership between the School of Medicine and Memorial Health […]

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Giuliani in Savannah on Friday

Monday, July 2, 2007

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be speaking Friday at noon at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront. Quoted from SavannahNow: Rudy Giuliani, early frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, is scheduled to visit Savannah on Friday. Campaign spokesman Elliott Bundy confirmed that the candidate will speak at a noon town hall-style meeting at the Savannah Marriott […]

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SCAD Students Envision Savannah-Hilton Head Ferry

Monday, June 25, 2007

Imagine not having to drive over the river and through the woods to relax in Hilton Head, but instead being able to enjoy the trip from the water. A reality in many other coastal locations (Portland, ME, Cape Cod, Chesapeake Bay), the idea of linking Savannah and Hilton Head by ferry is not a new […]

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Tybee Mayor

Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Hill features an article on local part-time Tybee Mayor Jason Buelterman, and his clever use of YouTube to highlight local issues. Jason Buelterman, who coordinates an Advanced Placement program for high school students when he isn’t serving as part-time mayor of Tybee Island, taped a 10-minute video shot mostly from the beach to provide […]

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SERL Director Quits

Thursday, June 14, 2007

We first posted on this issue here. As of Monday’s news, the Director of the Savannah River Ecology Lab has resigned after challenging federal plans to close the facility. Paul Bertsch, director of the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory for eight years, says he will leave the post later this month but hopes to stay on […]

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Columbia River In Washington Turns To Savannah

Thursday, May 31, 2007

As Lower Columbia area ponders dangers of new LNG terminal, Savannah, Ga., residents report few problems with their own. As the Daily News of Longview, Washington reports, “Daily News reporter Tony Lystra visited the Elba Island liquefied natural gas import terminal in Savannah, Ga., last week to find out what might come to the Columbia […]

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Savannah River Ecology Lab In Jeopardy

Monday, May 7, 2007

A nearly 60 year old ecological research and environmental education center run by the University of Georgia at the Savannah River Site (SRS) is in danger of being closed by the government. According to the site, “…our anti-science administration in Washington is trying to shut SREL down, in spite of the continued support of SREL […]

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Is Savannah A Poor Example Of A Tourist City?

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

An article in Auburn, NY’s The Citizen paper thinks so. The small town of Aurora, NY deals with New York State’s Finger Lakes tourism and cites Savannah as an example of what their town should strive not to become. An excerpt: “If we do not act now, we will become something like Savannah, Ga. My […]

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Smart Growth in Jasper County, SC

Monday, April 30, 2007

The New York Times recently featured a column on the development occurring between Savannah and Hilton Head, and focuses on both the upsides and downsides of developing this land. As a newer resident of Savannah myself, I often find myself curious what native Savannians think of their own growth and development, along with neighboring communities. […]

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