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Savannah restaurant responds to reduced COVID-19 guidelines

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTGS) — A new executive order from Gov. Brian Kemp is lifting more COVID-19 protocols in Georgia. This order eliminates table distancing requirements and worker mask requirements in bars and restaurants. Workers at Sushi Hana on Broughton Street said they hope this brings more people in. Continue Reading on FOX 28 Media Keep Reading

Prolonged Construction an Obstacle for Savannah Businesses

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Some Savannah business owners blame a prolonged construction project for keeping customers from their doors. Georgia’s oldest city is seeing a healthy rebound in tourism a year after the coronavirus pandemic struck, WTOC-TV reported. But shops in a two-block area of Broughton Street in Savannah’s historic district aren’t getting much of… Keep Reading

According to the Governor, Georgia Is Officially Open for Business

The subject line of the April 7 press release from Gov. Brian Kemp’s office says it all: “Georgia is Open for Business” effective April 8, 2021. This latest executive order from the governor lifts the ban on large gatherings, eliminates the remaining shelter-in-place requirements for vulnerable Georgia residents, and reduces social distancing requirements at bars, restaurants,… Keep Reading

Chatham Co. hotel occupancy rates continue to rise

CHATHAM CO., Ga. (WTGS) — According to information from the Tourism Leadership Council, Chatham County’s hotel occupancy will be nearly 95 percent on Saturday. The Hostess City is no stranger to tourism. With the warm weather and spring break rounding the corner, Savannah mayor Van Johnson said he’s not surprised to see the county’s hotel occupancy… Keep Reading

Chatham Area Transit now offering mobile ticketing option

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTGS) — Chatham Area Transit (CAT) said Thursday riders now have the option to purchase digital bus tickets and passes on their smartphones, which allows customers to go cashless and reduce contact when boarding CAT buses. CAT said it has partnered with Token Transit to launch the mobile ticketing app. To ride, the customer… Keep Reading

Parker’s Opens Its First Liquor Store

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Convenience-store company Parker Corp. is opening its first liquor store, Parker’s Spirits, in Pooler, Ga., next to an existing Parker’s c-store. The liquor-focused brand under the Parker’s umbrella will offer a selection of premier wines, craft beers, collectible bourbons and other packaged beverages. The Savannah, Ga.-based retailer expects to expand the concept throughout Georgia and South… Keep Reading

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