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October 2011

(COASTAL GA) 101 Goodwill to Donate and Buy Halloween Costumes

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PHOTOS BELOW OF DONATED HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

 

 

101 Ways to Donate  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) It has never been easier to donate gently used items and help those in need. Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire has more than 101 donation boxes located throughout its 33-county region.  

 

Donors can pull right up to a Goodwill donation box and place their contributions inside. It’s that simple!

 

"Goodwill strives to make it easy for people to donate their gently used clothing and other items. You no longer have to go far to find a Goodwill donation box," says Mohsen Badran, CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc.

 

The sales of donated items provide revenue for Goodwill’s programs as well as help provide employment for individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment in the community.  

 

Items that are collected are sorted and prepared for sale by Goodwill employees, who gain valuable work experience in the process of collecting, sorting, distributing and selling gently used merchandise.  

 

Goodwill provides employment to more then 550 employees throughout the Coastal Empire in its 12 retail stores, career centers, business services and donation centers.

 

Another way to donate is through our computer recycling program with our Dell-Reconnect Program. This corporate partnership provides an avenue for our donors to recycle their computers and computer related items in an environmental safe way. The program accepts any brand of used computer equipment at all Goodwill locations.  

 

They have recycled over 242 tons of computers and computer related items and kept them out of landfills.

 

Goodwill donation boxes may be found at the following locations. A list of donation boxes is also available online at http://goodwillsavannah.org/donate/dropboxes: 

* Volunteer Fire Dept., 5786 S. Coastal HWY, Riceboro, GA
* Red Rooster Country Store, HWY 17, Pine Harbor Rd., Townsend, GA
* Clyde’s Market – Shellman Bluff (1 of 2), 2407 Shellman Bluff Rd., Townsend, GA
* Piggly Wiggly, Rt. 3, Box 3329, Eulonia, GA
* Darien Firehouse, U.S. HWY 17, Darien, GA
* Ameris Bank, 3811 Frederica Rd., St. Simons Island, GA
* Farmers Market, Demere Rd., St. Simons Island, GA
* Recycling Center, County Barn Rd., Ludowici, GA
* IGA – Ludowici (1 of 2), HWY 84 & Macon St., Ludowici, GA
* Ted and Dots Harley Parts, 4217 U.S. HWY 82, Brunswick, GA.
* Main Street Center, Ridgeland, SC
* Claxton Recycling Center, S. Peters St., Claxton, GA
* Harry’s BBQ, 7600 U.S. 280, Hagan, GA
* Claxton Elementary School, 6463 U.S. HWY 301, Claxton, GA
* Total Home Technology, 99 W. Railroad St., Pembroke, GA
* Southern Sportsman, 175 E. Bacon St., Pembroke, GA
* Country Market, 8524 U.S. HWY 280 E, Ellabell, GA
* Neighbors Express 301 South, 1444 Mims Rd., Sylvania, GA
* Neighbors Express by McDonalds, 412 W. Oglethorpe St., Sylvania, GA
* Rocker Supply Ace Hardware, 517 HWY 25 North, Millen, GA
* Quick Stop, 924 E. Winthrope Ave. (HWY 17), Millen, GA
* Clyde’s #44 (2 of 2), 5879 W. Oglethorpe HWY, Walthourville, GA
* Twin City Market, 2745 U.S. HWY 80 E, Twin City, GA
* Big K-Mart Shopping Center, 950 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA
* Clyde’s #57, 3100 Lanes Bridge Rd., Jesup, GA
* Donald Community Recycle Center, HWY #196 W., Long County, GA
* Clyde’s #44 (1 of 2), 5879 W. Oglethorpe HWY, Walthourville, GA
* Clyde’s #38, 1457A Dunlevie Rd., Allenhurst, GA
* Clyde’s #64, 904 E.G. Miles Pkwy., Hinesville, GA
* Clyde’s #62, 791 E.G. Miles Pkwy., Hinesville, GA
* Clyde’s #55, 2281 HWY 17, Richmond Hill, GA
* Clyde’s # 52 (2 of 2), 770 S. Main St., Hinesville, GA
* Clyde’s #28, 11858 E. Oglethorpe HWY, Midway, GA
* Clyde’s #85, 241 Memorial Dr., Hinesville, GA
* Clyde’s #3, 203 W. Oglethorpe HWY, Hinesville, GA
* Clyde’s #52 (1 of 2), 770 S. Main St., Hinesville, GA
* Clyde’s #39, 301 S. Main St., Glenville, GA
* IGA – Ludowici (2 of 2), HWY 84 & Macon St., Ludowici, GA
* IGA – Patterson, 6418 HWY 84, Patterson, GA
* Varn Wood Products, U.S. HWY 82 & State HWY 121, Hoboken, GA
* Recycling Center – Jekyll Island, River View Dr., Jekyll Island, GA
* Clyde’s Market – Shellman Bluff (2 of 2), 2407 Shellman Bluff Rd., Townsend, GA
* Clyde’s #50 – Glenville, 649 W. Barnard St., Glenville, GA
* Olive Branch Restaurant, 65 Central Blvd (HWY 17), Guyton, GA
* Hot Spot Convenience Store, Ellabell, GA
* T&M Power Sports, 4616 HWY 80, Ellabell, GA
* Clyde’s #25 – Cobbtown, 176 HWY 121 N, Cobbtown, GA
* Quick Stop 2, 410 8th St., Helena, GA
* Hitching Post Hardware, 275 S. Railroad Ave., Mt. Vernon, GA
* Alamo City Hall, 5 W. Main St., Alamo, GA
* Glenwood Pharmacy, 114 E. 2nd Ave., Glenwood, GA
* Great Wall Restaurant, 602 College St. (HWY 280), Mt. Vernon, GA
* Clyde’s #34 – Reidsville (1 of 2), 115 W. Brazell St., Reidsville, GA
* Clyde’s #31 – Lyons, 277 W. Liberty Ave., Lyons, GA
* Clyde’s #36 – Lyons, 612 State St., Lyons, GA
* Clyde’s #33 – Soperton, Rt. 3 Box 182 (HWY 29 & I-16), Soperton, GA
* Community Center – Graham, 9659 Golden Isles Pkwy., Graham, GA
* Quick Stop #221, 465 Uvalda HWY, Hazlehurst, GA
* Pecos – Hazlehurst, 390 Alma HWY, Hazlehurst, GA
* Golden Isles Pawn – Hazlehurst, 3 E. Coffee St., Hazlehurst, GA
* Clyde’s #24 – Hazlehurst, 95 S. Tallahassee St., Hazlehurst, GA
* Denton Quick Shop – Denton, 2387 Douglas HWY, Denton, GA
* Livingston’s IGA – Lumber City, 3288 E. Golden Isles Pkwy., Lumber City, GA
* Holy Trinity Catholic Church – Swainsboro, 928 W. Main St., Swainsboro, GA
* Head Start – Bryan County, 166 Bacontown Rd., Pembroke, GA
* Head Start – Camden County, 1501 Georgia Ave., Woodbine, GA
* Head Start – Evans County, 720 N. Church St., Claxton, GA
* Head Start – Glynn County, 1 Community Action Dr., Ste. D, Brunswick, GA.
* Head Start – Liberty County, 9099 E.B. Cooper HWY, Riceboro, GA
* Head Start – Long County, 15 Thornton Dr., Ludowici, GA
* Head Start – McIntosh County, 102 N. HWY 17 & 251 N., Darien, GA
* Head Start – Tattnall County, 119 Veterans Rd., Glennville, GA
* Head Start – Reidsville, 26466 HWY 23/Collins Rd., Reidsville, GA
* Head Start – Wayne County, 724 N. Fourth St., Jesup, GA
* Griffin’s Convenience Store – Waycross, 3920 Brunswick HWY (US HWY 82), Waycross, GA
* United Market – Blackshear, 4908 U.S. 84, Blackshear, GA
* Harvey’s Supermarket – Waycross, Waycross, GA
* Tommy’s Corner, 2292 Old Jesup Rd., Brunswick, GA.
* Baptist Church – Townsend, 2631 Church of God Rd. N.W., Townsend, GA
* City Hall – Screven, Screven, GA
* Ace Hardware – Nahunta, 136 E. Cleveland St., Nahunta GA
* Ace Hardware – Jesup, N. 2nd St., Jesup, GA
* Harvey’s Supermarket – Jesup, 1159 1st St., Jesup, GA
* Wayne’s Drug Store – Jesup, 175 N. 1st St., Jesup, GA
* Kingsland’s Grocery – Kingsland, 564 S. Lee St., Kingsland, GA
* Paige’s Convenience Store – #1, 301 S. Caney Rd., Nahunta, GA
* Paige’s Convenience Store – #5, US 82 /HWY 110, Waynesville, GA
* Paige’s Convenience Store – #6, 82/Browntown Rd., Waynesville, GA
* Paige’s Convenience Store – #4, US 301/HWY 32, Hortense, GA
* Paige’s Convenience Store – #3, 18599 HWY 32 E./Post Rd., Hortense, GA
* Paige’s Convenience Store – #2, 26915 HWY 82 /Post Rd., Waynesville, GA
* Piggly Wiggly – Nahunta, HWY 301 North, Nahunta, GA
* Satilla Grocery – Waynesville, 21300 HWY 82, Waynesville, GA
* Ace Hardware – Hinesville, 1012 W. Oglethorpe HWY, Hinesville, GA
* City Square Shopping Center – Waycross, 621 S. City Blvd., Waycross, GA
* Flash Foods – Homerville, 317 S. Church St., Homerville, GA
* Huey’s Country Store and RV Park – Waycross, 7511 Albany HWY 82, Waycross, GA
* O’Riley Auto Parts – Waycross, 1858 Memorial Dr., Waycross, GA
* Lewis Battery and Electric – Baxley, S. Crosby St., Baxley, GA
* Blackshear Ave., 1200 Blackshear Ave., Waycross, GA
* South GA Parkway, 1777 South GA Pkwy., Waycross, GA
* Shell Convenience Store, 588 S. Columbia Ave., Rincon, GA
* Sunoco Convenience Store, 801 S. Columbia Ave., Rincon, GA
* Quest Convenience Store, 1113 N. Columbia Ave., Rincon, GA
* Clyde’s #34 – Reidsville (2 of 2), 115 W Brazell St., Reidsville, GA

 

"We are grateful to our business partners throughout the community who have graciously agreed to host the donation boxes at their place of business," Badran says. "Their generosity enables Goodwill to maximize our donations and ultimately serve more people throughout our community."

 

Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is dedicated to the mission of assisting people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed. The not-for-profit organization currently employs more than 550 employees locally and in 2010 provided services to 3,184 people in our community, among them homeless veterans, at-risk youth, new immigrants and people with disabilities. Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire serves 33 counties in Georgia and South Carolina and operates 12 retail locations in the region. In addition to the thrift shops, Goodwill accepts tax deductable car donations and operates an online store at shopgoodwill.com. For more information on Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, please call (912)354-6611, email info@goodwillsavannah.org or visit www.goodwillsavannah.org. 

 

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, OCT 10, 2011

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(AUGUSTA, GA) The next quarterly community meeting regarding developments in Laney Walker/Bethlehem is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, 6 pm at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Come here about developments on LW Boulevard, along Wrightsboro Road, and on Heritage Pine. Details to follow.
www.heritagepineaugusta.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) Paine College has received the prestigious U.S. Department of Education’s Minority Science & Engineering Improvement Program grant award to strengthen education programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Paine was one of only 12 colleges and universities to receive this national award to increase the number of ethnic minorities, particularly ethnic women, studying in STEM fields.
www.paine.edu.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The national daily electronic news service, Triple Pundit, which is devoted to issues of sustainability, carried a feature article, “Augusta, Georgia: A Green Masters Jacket for the City?” in its October 7th edition. The article focuses on the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization effort.
http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/10/augusta-georgia-green-masters-jacket-city/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TriplePundit+%28Triple+Pundit%29

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Georgia Planning Association, at its annual conference held in Savannah, Ga this year, announced on Friday, Sept. 30 that the Heritage Pine development is the recipient of its 2011 Outstanding Plan Implementation Award. Heritage Pine, comprised of some 44 single and duplex affordable homes along Pine and 11th Streets south of Laney Walker Boulevard, is the flagship development in the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization effort. A few select photos are posted on LW/B Facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.178444898900889.45766.108653235880056&type=3

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art is featuring Mark C.McDonald, president and CEO of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation,at its Art at Lunch event on Friday, October 14 at noon. McDonald will be addressing statewide efforts to save historic architectural treasures.
www.themorris.org

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Housing and Community Development Department will be shortly releasing RFQs for three distinct development projects: one at Wrightsboro Rd. and RA Dent, a second for rehab of the historical Penny Savings Bank, and a third for the historic St. Benedict building at 12th Street and LW Boulevard. Details to follow.
www.heritagepineaugusta.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) The new College of Dental Medicine building on the Georgia Health Sciences University campus has been recognized as the Best Higher Education/Research Project from ENR Southeast, an industry magazine focused on construction news and trends. In less than two years, the empty site has become a functional facility full of students, patients and staff.
www.georgiahealth.edu and www.augustatomorrow.org

(AUGUSTA, GA) Historic Augusta, Inc. and the Lucy Craft Laney Museum are jointly hosting its second annual forum, This Place Matters: Preserving Augusta’s African American Communities, on October 28-29 at Tabernacle Baptist Church. The event features a keynote talk by Dr. Richard K. Dozier (Dean of the Robert Taylor School of Architecture & Building Construction Sciences at Tuskegee University,) and a bus tour of significant African American sites in Laney Walker/Bethlehem.
wwww.historicaugusta.org
http://www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/

(AUGUSTA, GA) New Partners for Smart Growth, the preeminent national organization for safe, healthy, and livable communities in the U.S., has selected the Augusta Housing Department to present details of the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization effort at its annual conference in San Diego, CA Feb. 2-4, 2012. Topic of the presentation: “Restoring the American City: Augusta, GA and Laney Walker/Bethlehem.”
http://www.newpartners.org/about.html

Stephen W. Brown joins Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP

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For immediate release
Media contact: Carlton Joyce, 912-236-2491

Stephen W. Brown joins Savannah law firm Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP

Brown specializes in civil litigation, including admiralty, professional malpractice and commercial law.

(SAVANNAH, GA) – Stephen W. Brown has joined Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP as an Associate in the Litigation Department. He works primarily in civil litigation, including commercial disputes, admiralty, and professional malpractice. 

Brown grew up in Macon, Georgia, where his father is a Superior Court Judge for the Macon Judicial Circuit.
A graduate of the Cornell Law School, Brown served as managing editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. He also earned a concentration in business law and regulation and received a CALI Award for Excellence in Cornell’s Land Use and Natural Resources Clinic for his project on the border dispute between Georgia’s Bibb and Monroe Counties.

Prior to attending law school, Brown attended the University of Cincinnati. He earned a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University’s McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, where he focused on mathematical logic and philosophy of language.  His thesis, The Reasonable Score, proposed an approach to forming truth tables for statements made in conversations where the participants unknowingly assign different meanings to context-sensitive terms.

 
Simultaneously, he earned a Master’s degree in piano performance from the University’s College-Conservatory of Music. He also received his Bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Cincinnati. He won first prize in the conservatory’s undergraduate piano competition during his freshman year, and later served as a teaching assistant in music theory and as an instructor in the conservatory preparatory department. 

Stephen W. Brown joins Savannah law firm Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP

 

About Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP:
Founded in 1886, Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP is a broad-based, general law practice with an emphasis in corporate, business and transactional law and civil litigation on the local, national and international levels. The firm provides services to a range of clientele including major corporations, small businesses, professional entities, insurance companies, financial and lending institutions, non-profit corporations, individuals and public sector boards and authorities. Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP and its attorneys have consistently been named to prestigious groups such as the 2010 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms Rankings, Best Lawyers in America, Georgia Lawyers, Rising Stars, Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite, and the American Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Attorneys in Georgia, among others. Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP is headquartered in the Armstrong House at 447 Bull Street in Savannah, Georgia.
http://www.bouhan.com.  912-236-2491.

(SAVANNAH, GA) International Manners Expert to Offer Etiquette and Dining Tips to Teenage Girls

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/PHOTO Lydia Ramsey selects 16 place settings from the Goodwill store on Sallie Mood Drive in Savannah, GA. Ramsey will use the place settings when she teaches a workshop on business etiquette and dining skills to teenage girls in the Future Focus Program at the Juvenile Court.

International Manners Expert to Offer Etiquette and Dining Tips to Teenage Girls at the Juvenile Court on October 6

(SAVANNAH, GA) International Business Expert Lydia Ramsey will address teenage girls in the Future Focus Program at the Chatham County Juvenile Court on Thursday, October 6 at 4 p.m. During her presentation, Ramsey will demonstrate business etiquette and business dining skills.

Future Focus is a 10-week course designed to help teenage girls transition seamlessly into the adult world. The program helps the girls sharpen their social and life skills, develop business etiquette tools, and prepare them for the world of employment, college and adulthood. Topics covered in the program include business and social etiquette, dining skills, dressing for success, goal setting/personal qualities, wellness and nutrition, resume writing and interview skills.

Participants who successfully complete the Future Focus Program compete for a $500 scholarship to the educational institution of her choice. The educational scholarship is available and made possible through the kind generosity of the Savannah Area Republican Women and the Zonta Club of Savannah.

Ramsey is president and founder of Manners That Sell, a firm based in Savannah that offers seminars, keynote speeches and executive coaching to corporations, associations, colleges and universities. She began her career as an etiquette consultant three decades ago.

To prepare for her presentation to the Future Focus Program, Ramsey visited the Goodwill store on Sallie Mood Drive, where she selected 16 place settings.

“The Goodwill store was the perfect place to select the items I needed for the presentation,” Ramsey says. “Just like the Future Focus Program, Goodwill equips people with the skills they need join the workforce and have successful lives. By supporting our local Goodwill store, we are helping the organization fulfill its mission.”

For more information about the Chatham County Juvenile Court and the Future Focus program, please visit www.chathamcounty.org. For more information about Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, please visit www.goodwillsavannahga.org. For more information about Lydia Ramsey, please www.mannersthatsell.com.

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SIDEBAR

Lydia Ramsey’s Top Ten Table Manners Tips
1) Wait until everyone has been served and your host has started to eat before you begin.
2) Remove the napkin from the table after everyone has been seated, and make sure the large dinner napkin is folded and placed in your lap with the crease toward your waist. Elbows do not belong on the table.
3) Regardless of what is served, you always eat a little bit.
4) If you need to excuse yourself during a meal, do so between courses and place your napkin on the seat of your chair.
5) Forks belong on the left and knives and spoons belong on the right. Always use the utensil starting from the outside in, starting with the soup spoon on the right and the salad fork on the left.
6) The glasses are placed off the right, above the knife.
7) The bread and butter plate is on the left above the fork.
8) Soup is spooned away from you toward the back of the bowl.
9) When eating bread, break off only one or two bite size pieces at a time.
10) Used utensils are never placed back on the table.

Lydia Ramsey’s Top Ten Tips to Ace the Interview
1. Be on time. Arrive at least 10 minutes early.
2. Dress appropriately in conservative business attire that is neat, clean and pressed. The latest fashion is not for business.
3. The first words out of your mouth should be a “thank you” to the interviewer and calling the interviewer by name.
4. Be ready to give a good firm handshake that is accompanied by eye contact and a smile when meeting the interviewer. Shake hands when you leave as well.
5. Turn your cell phone off; better yet, don’t even carry it with you.
6. If you are concerned about your breath, use breath strips or mints. Don’t risk showing up with chewing gum.
7. Learn as much as you can about the business before the interview.
8. Prepare your own questions for the interview.
9. Take extra copies of your resume.

10. Follow up with a handwritten thank you note.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, OCT 3, 2011

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Stephen King to speak at the Savannah Book Festival in February 2012

(SAVANNAH, GA) 101 Ways to Donate to Goodwill

(RICHMOND HILL, AUGUSTA, GA) RPI, a roofing company based in Richmond Hill, Georgia, is pleased to announce the opening of its newest location in Augusta. RPI has already been serving the Augusta community for several years and will expand its services with the addition of an office and dedicated staff. Located at 1810-E Wylds Road, the Augusta location will be staffed by Mike Reynolds, who will work in business development, Project Manager James Furmanek, who will also work in RPI service, Superintendent James Frank and Foreman Wayne Stafford.

www.rpiaugusta.com 

 

(ISLE OF HOPE, GA) Come celebrate Isle of Hope’s 275 Anniversary on Oct 15 – family fun. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Isle-Of-Hope-275th-Anniversary-Event/234580449914428   

 

 (SAVANNAH, GA) Shannon Scott President of Bonaventure Cemetery Journey’s will conduct an After Hours Cemetery Tour to benefit the United Way Campaign. Tour will be Thursday, Oct 13, 5pm-8pm, 220 Bonaventure Road. Tickets $30. Reserve @ 877-662-BONA, 912-816-4460 or buy tickets @ www.bonaafterhours.com. Shannon has pledged a donation to the United Way. LIVE UNITED!

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) "The Seven Deadly Sins of Science Fairs" – Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Bill Savidge will present a "how to" talk on science fair projects for students and parents on Saturday, October 15, at 12:30 and 2:30 pm in the Library Auditorium at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. The program will be part of the campus wide open house, Skidaway Marine Science Day. All open house activities are free. For further information visit: www.skio.usg.edu or call (912) 598-2325.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Attention Savannah Rock n’ Roll runners, join us the evening before the race at "ROCK THE CARBS for Liam’s Land" at the Notre Dame Academy on November 4, 4-8pm. Music by the Marshal Brothers, Kid’s activities room. All money from the pasta dinner will go to support Liam’s Land Medical Research. $10 Now  http://www.liamsland.org/2011/rock-the-marathon-for-liam-pre-race-carbo-loading-dinner/ Sponsored by The Crab Shack

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Calendar

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Tree Foundation Invites you to Jazz Under the Oaks, on October 12th. Delta Cuisine by Delightful Catering, live music by Jeremy Davis and the Equinox Jazz Trio, a silent auction, at Skidaway Island State Park. 6-9 pm. Tickets $75 online at http://savannahtree.eventbrite.com/ or 912-233-8733(TREE)  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents: 101 Barnard. Second story contemporary condo in the Historic Weed Building in the heart of the Landmark Historic District.  Kitchen equipped with Viking appliances, hardwood floors throughout.   http://www.celiadunnsir.com/listings_detail.asp?listingID=1557  

  

(SAVANNAH, GA) October Small Business Council / SMART Lunch, October 4.
Join Trip Tollison, COO and Vice President of Governmental Affairs
with the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, for an interactive discussion on how politics and policy affect your business. 11:30AM, at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium. RSVP to  Cally D’Angelo, 912.644.6459 or   

  

(SAVANNAH, GA) James Rogers to perform Nov 12 in Savannah to benefit The Wounded Warrior Project  http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2011/09/18/savannah-james-rogers-savannah-show-benefiting-the-wounded-warrior-project/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah to Host One of the Nation’s Largest FOOD DAY™ Festivals October 22,  11 AM – 5 PM, Mother Matilda Beasley Park. Celebration part of national food awareness events.  

http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/chew-on-this/    

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Zepher: MALE Retriever, Labrador/Mix needs a home.
http://humanesocietysav.org/adoption/dogs/   

  

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. James C. Metts, Jr., M.D. honored at the Savannah Rotary for serving 50 years. http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2011/10/02/james-c-metts-jr-m-d-honored-by-the-savannah-rotary-for-50-years-of-service/  

(SAVANNAH, GA) I want to thank the below businesses for helping me reach my United Way fundraising goal. 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Alice Jean of Advantage Marketing Services, Inc. has made a pledge to the United Way! Live United!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bay Camera has pledged with United Way. Live United!

(GARDEN CITY, GA) Burnsed Energy Services, Inc. has pledged to the United Way. Live United!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Business Management Systems of Savannah has pledged to the United Way. LIVE UNITED!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Campbell’s Cleaners pledged to the United Way. LIVE UNITED!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Catering by Trish McLeod pledged to the United Way. LIVE UNITED!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Considine & Company Appraisals pledged to the United Way. LIVE UNITED!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Friedman’s Fine Art pledged to the United Way. LIVE UNITED!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Garden on the Square pledged to the United Way. LIVE UNITED!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Habersham Beverage Warehouse pledged to the United Way. LIVE UNITED!

(SAVANNAH, GA) John Wylly Real Estate Co. pledged to the United Way. LIVE UNITED!

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Monroe Marketing pledged to the United Way. LIVE UNITED!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Southpoint Media pledged to the United Way. LIVE UNITED!  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) FOLLOW SAVANNAH COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES™ on TWITTER  http://twitter.com/carriagetradepr

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Happy Birthday Boom Modlin! 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) RPI Roofing Company to Open Augusta Office

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www.rpiaugusta.com

 

RPI Roofing Company to Open Augusta Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

(SAVANNAH, GA / RICHMOND HILL, GA / AUGUSTA, GA) RPI, a roofing company based in Richmond Hill, Georgia, is pleased to announce the opening of its newest location in Augusta. RPI has been serving the Augusta community for several years and will expand its services with the addition of an office and dedicated staff.
Located at 1810-E Wylds Road, the Augusta location will be staffed by Mike Reynolds, who will work in business development, Project Manager James Furmanek, who will also work in RPI Service, Superintendent James Frank and Foreman Wayne Stafford.

“I have built relationships with so many people in the city over the years, and I am committed to serving the needs of the Augusta community,” says Mike Reynolds, a 30-year veteran of the construction industry who has lived in the Augusta area for three decades.

Furmanek, who has worked in the roofing industry for more than 27 years, believes that Reynolds’ many years in the Augusta community will benefit the company, “We are a local company, and the employees are local. It’s a great opportunity to generate revenue in Augusta and spend the dollars here.”

“RPI cares about the community and gives back to it. They also care about their employees and give us plenty of opportunities to advance and learn,” says Frank, who has 23 years experience in the roofing industry.

Adds Stafford, who has six years of industry experience, “Everyone at RPI treats you like your brother or sister. We extend that same courtesy to our customers and make them feel like part of our family.”

RPI has already completed several projects in the Augusta area, including roofing projects at Fort Gordon, Barton Field and the DFAC battalion, barracks and brigade. Current projects in the Augusta area include the Kroc Center, the Shops at Evans and the Tee Center.

“We are excited to invest in the Augusta community and continue building relationships with the city’s citizens and businesses,” says John Reynolds, president of RPI. “We have already completed several successful projects in the area and look forward to our future endeavors in the Augusta market.”

About RPI
RPI (Roofing Professionals, Inc.) has served residential, commercial and industrial clients for more than 11 years, providing professional roofing solutions from standard maintenance to restoration and replacement. In addition to offering traditional roofing services to customers in Southeast Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, and South Carolina, RPI specializes in green roofing initiatives. RPI was recently presented with a 2011 Firestone Partner in Quality Award for its dedication to roofing system excellence and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. For more information, on RPI Augusta, please call 706-945-0101 or visit www.rpiaugusta.com.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, OCT 3, 2011

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(AUGUSTA, GA) The Georgia Planning Association, at its annual conference held in Savannah, Ga this year, announced on Friday, Sept. 30 that the Heritage Pine development is the recipient of its 2011 Outstanding Plan Implementation Award. Heritage Pine, comprised of some 44 single and duplex affordable homes along Pine and 11th Streets south of Laney Walker Boulevard, is the flagship development in the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization effort.
www.heritagepineaugusta.com 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The new College of Dental Medicine building on the Georgia Health Sciences University campus has been recognized as the Best Higher Education/Research Project from ENR Southeast, an industry magazine focused on construction news and trends. In less than two years, the empty site has become a functional facility full of students, patients and staff.
www.georgiahealth.edu and www.augustatomorrow.org

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Historic Augusta, Inc. and the Lucy Craft Laney Museum are jointly hosting its second annual forum, This Place Matters: Preserving Augusta’s African American Communities, on October 28-29 at Tabernacle Baptist Church. The event features a keynote talk by Dr. Richard K. Dozier (Dean of the Robert Taylor School of Architecture & Building Construction Sciences at Tuskegee University,) and a bus tour of significant African American sites in Laney Walker/Bethlehem.
wwww.historicaugusta.org
http://www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta’s Land Bank Authority has recently taken ownership of the historic Penny Savings & Loan bank building, located at Laney Walker Boulevard and James Brown. Additional details on the reuse of this property are being developed by the Augusta Housing Department.
www.heritagepineaugusta.com

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art is presenting its Film on Friday, Christmas in July (1940), Friday, Oct. 7 at noon. View this charming screwball comedy starring Dick Powell and Ellen Drew. Afterwards, museum director Kevin Grogan leads a discussion.
www.themorris.org

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The next quarterly community meeting regarding developments in Laney Walker/Bethlehem is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, 6 pm at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Details to follow.
www.heritagepineaugusta.com

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is holding its monthly Senior Luncheon October 12, 2011 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. The speaker will be Symphony Orchestra Augusta Music Director Shizuo Z Kuwahara. 

http://www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/events.htm

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The New Bethlehem Community Center is holding its After School Program, with openings for children in grades K5 through 8th. Transportation is provided from Collins Elementary School. For more information, call (706) 722-0086.
http://newbethlehemga.tripod.com/

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) New Partners for Smart Growth, the preeminent national organization for safe, healthy, and livable communities in the U.S., has selected the Augusta Housing Department to present details of the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization effort at its annual conference in San Diego, CA Feb. 2-4, 2012. Topic of the presentation: "Restoring the American City: Augusta, GA and Laney Walker/Bethlehem."
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(SAVANNAH, GA) 101 WAYS TO DONATE TO GOODWILL

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101 Ways to Donate to Goodwill

(SAVANNAH, GA) It has never been easier to donate gently used items and help those in need. Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire has more than 101 donation boxes located throughout its 33-county region. Donors can pull right up to a Goodwill donation box and place their contributions inside. It’s that simple!

“Goodwill strives to make it easy for people to donate their gently used clothing and other items. You no longer have to go far to find a Goodwill donation box,” says Mohsen Badran, CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc.

The sales of donated items provide revenue for Goodwill’s programs as well as help provide employment for individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment in the community. Items that are collected are sorted and prepared for sale by Goodwill employees, who gain valuable work experience in the process of collecting, sorting, distributing and selling gently used merchandise. Goodwill provides employment to more then 550 employees throughout the Coastal Empire in its 12 retail stores, career centers, business services and donation centers.

Another way to donate is through our computer recycling program with our Dell-Reconnect Program. This corporate partnership provides an avenue for our donors to recycle their computers and computer related items in an environmental safe way. The program accepts any brand of used computer equipment at all Goodwill locations. We have recycled over 242 tons of computers and computer related items and kept them out of landfills.

Goodwill donation boxes may be found at the following locations. A list of donation boxes is also available online at http://goodwillsavannah.org/donate/dropboxes:

• Volunteer Fire Dept., 5786 S. Coastal HWY, Riceboro, GA
• Red Rooster Country Store, HWY 17, Pine Harbor Rd., Townsend, GA
• Clyde’s Market – Shellman Bluff (1 of 2), 2407 Shellman Bluff Rd., Townsend, GA
• Piggly Wiggly, Rt. 3, Box 3329, Eulonia, GA
• Darien Firehouse, U.S. HWY 17, Darien, GA
• Ameris Bank, 3811 Frederica Rd., St. Simons Island, GA
• Farmers Market, Demere Rd., St. Simons Island, GA
• Recycling Center, County Barn Rd., Ludowici, GA
IGA – Ludowici (1 of 2), HWY 84 & Macon St., Ludowici, GA
• Ted and Dots Harley Parts, 4217 U.S. HWY 82, Brunswick, GA.
• Main Street Center, Ridgeland, SC
• Claxton Recycling Center, S. Peters St., Claxton, GA
• Harry’s BBQ, 7600 U.S. 280, Hagan, GA
• Claxton Elementary School, 6463 U.S. HWY 301, Claxton, GA
• Total Home Technology, 99 W. Railroad St., Pembroke, GA
• Southern Sportsman, 175 E. Bacon St., Pembroke, GA
• Country Market, 8524 U.S. HWY 280 E, Ellabell, GA
• Neighbors Express 301 South, 1444 Mims Rd., Sylvania, GA
• Neighbors Express by McDonalds, 412 W. Oglethorpe St., Sylvania, GA
• Rocker Supply Ace Hardware, 517 HWY 25 North, Millen, GA
• Quick Stop, 924 E. Winthrope Ave. (HWY 17), Millen, GA
• Clyde’s #44 (2 of 2), 5879 W. Oglethorpe HWY, Walthourville, GA
• Twin City Market, 2745 U.S. HWY 80 E, Twin City, GA
• Big K-Mart Shopping Center, 950 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA
• Clyde’s #57, 3100 Lanes Bridge Rd., Jesup, GA
• Donald Community Recycle Center, HWY #196 W., Long County, GA
• Clyde’s #44 (1 of 2), 5879 W. Oglethorpe HWY, Walthourville, GA
• Clyde’s #38, 1457A Dunlevie Rd., Allenhurst, GA
• Clyde’s #64, 904 E.G. Miles Pkwy., Hinesville, GA
• Clyde’s #62, 791 E.G. Miles Pkwy., Hinesville, GA
• Clyde’s #55, 2281 HWY 17, Richmond Hill, GA
• Clyde’s # 52 (2 of 2), 770 S. Main St., Hinesville, GA
• Clyde’s #28, 11858 E. Oglethorpe HWY, Midway, GA
• Clyde’s #85, 241 Memorial Dr., Hinesville, GA
• Clyde’s #3, 203 W. Oglethorpe HWY, Hinesville, GA
• Clyde’s #52 (1 of 2), 770 S. Main St., Hinesville, GA
• Clyde’s #39, 301 S. Main St., Glenville, GA
IGA – Ludowici (2 of 2), HWY 84 & Macon St., Ludowici, GA
IGA – Patterson, 6418 HWY 84, Patterson, GA
• Varn Wood Products, U.S. HWY 82 & State HWY 121, Hoboken, GA
• Recycling Center – Jekyll Island, River View Dr., Jekyll Island, GA
• Clyde’s Market – Shellman Bluff (2 of 2), 2407 Shellman Bluff Rd., Townsend, GA
• Clyde’s #50 – Glenville, 649 W. Barnard St., Glenville, GA
• Olive Branch Restaurant, 65 Central Blvd (HWY 17), Guyton, GA
• Hot Spot Convenience Store, Ellabell, GA
• T&M Power Sports, 4616 HWY 80, Ellabell, GA
• Clyde’s #25 – Cobbtown, 176 HWY 121 N, Cobbtown, GA
• Quick Stop 2, 410 8th St., Helena, GA
• Hitching Post Hardware, 275 S. Railroad Ave., Mt. Vernon, GA
• Alamo City Hall, 5 W. Main St., Alamo, GA
• Glenwood Pharmacy, 114 E. 2nd Ave., Glenwood, GA
• Great Wall Restaurant, 602 College St. (HWY 280), Mt. Vernon, GA
• Clyde’s #34 – Reidsville (1 of 2), 115 W. Brazell St., Reidsville, GA
• Clyde’s #31 – Lyons, 277 W. Liberty Ave., Lyons, GA
• Clyde’s #36 – Lyons, 612 State St., Lyons, GA
• Clyde’s #33 – Soperton, Rt. 3 Box 182 (HWY 29 & I-16), Soperton, GA
• Community Center – Graham, 9659 Golden Isles Pkwy., Graham, GA
• Quick Stop #221, 465 Uvalda HWY, Hazlehurst, GA
• Pecos – Hazlehurst, 390 Alma HWY, Hazlehurst, GA
• Golden Isles Pawn – Hazlehurst, 3 E. Coffee St., Hazlehurst, GA
• Clyde’s #24 – Hazlehurst, 95 S. Tallahassee St., Hazlehurst, GA
• Denton Quick Shop – Denton, 2387 Douglas HWY, Denton, GA
• Livingston’s IGA – Lumber City, 3288 E. Golden Isles Pkwy., Lumber City, GA
• Holy Trinity Catholic Church – Swainsboro, 928 W. Main St., Swainsboro, GA
• Head Start – Bryan County, 166 Bacontown Rd., Pembroke, GA
• Head Start – Camden County, 1501 Georgia Ave., Woodbine, GA
• Head Start – Evans County, 720 N. Church St., Claxton, GA
• Head Start – Glynn County, 1 Community Action Dr., Ste. D, Brunswick, GA.
• Head Start – Liberty County, 9099 E.B. Cooper HWY, Riceboro, GA
• Head Start – Long County, 15 Thornton Dr., Ludowici, GA
• Head Start – McIntosh County, 102 N. HWY 17 & 251 N., Darien, GA
• Head Start – Tattnall County, 119 Veterans Rd., Glennville, GA
• Head Start – Reidsville, 26466 HWY 23/Collins Rd., Reidsville, GA
• Head Start – Wayne County, 724 N. Fourth St., Jesup, GA
• Griffin’s Convenience Store – Waycross, 3920 Brunswick HWY (US HWY 82), Waycross, GA
• United Market – Blackshear, 4908 U.S. 84, Blackshear, GA
• Harvey’s Supermarket – Waycross, Waycross, GA
• Tommy’s Corner, 2292 Old Jesup Rd., Brunswick, GA.
• Baptist Church – Townsend, 2631 Church of God Rd. N.W., Townsend, GA
• City Hall – Screven, Screven, GA
• Ace Hardware – Nahunta, 136 E. Cleveland St., Nahunta GA
• Ace Hardware – Jesup, N. 2nd St., Jesup, GA
• Harvey’s Supermarket – Jesup, 1159 1st St., Jesup, GA
• Wayne’s Drug Store – Jesup, 175 N. 1st St., Jesup, GA
• Kingsland’s Grocery – Kingsland, 564 S. Lee St., Kingsland, GA
• Paige’s Convenience Store – #1, 301 S. Caney Rd., Nahunta, GA
• Paige’s Convenience Store – #5, US 82 /HWY 110, Waynesville, GA
• Paige’s Convenience Store – #6, 82/Browntown Rd., Waynesville, GA
• Paige’s Convenience Store – #4, US 301/HWY 32, Hortense, GA
• Paige’s Convenience Store – #3, 18599 HWY 32 E./Post Rd., Hortense, GA
• Paige’s Convenience Store – #2, 26915 HWY 82 /Post Rd., Waynesville, GA
• Piggly Wiggly – Nahunta, HWY 301 North, Nahunta, GA
• Satilla Grocery – Waynesville, 21300 HWY 82, Waynesville, GA
• Ace Hardware – Hinesville, 1012 W. Oglethorpe HWY, Hinesville, GA
• City Square Shopping Center – Waycross, 621 S. City Blvd., Waycross, GA
• Flash Foods – Homerville, 317 S. Church St., Homerville, GA
• Huey’s Country Store and RV Park – Waycross, 7511 Albany HWY 82, Waycross, GA
• O’Riley Auto Parts – Waycross, 1858 Memorial Dr., Waycross, GA
• Lewis Battery and Electric – Baxley, S. Crosby St., Baxley, GA
• Blackshear Ave., 1200 Blackshear Ave., Waycross, GA
• South GA Parkway, 1777 South GA Pkwy., Waycross, GA
• Shell Convenience Store, 588 S. Columbia Ave., Rincon, GA
• Sunoco Convenience Store, 801 S. Columbia Ave., Rincon, GA
• Quest Convenience Store, 1113 N. Columbia Ave., Rincon, GA
• Clyde’s #34 – Reidsville (2 of 2), 115 W Brazell St., Reidsville, GA

“We are grateful to our business partners throughout the community who have graciously agreed to host the donation boxes at their place of business,” Badran says. “Their generosity enables Goodwill to maximize our donations and ultimately serve more people throughout our community.”

Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is dedicated to the mission of assisting people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed. The not-for-profit organization currently employs more than 550 employees locally and in 2010 provided services to 3,184 people in our community, among them homeless veterans, at-risk youth, new immigrants and people with disabilities. Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire serves 33 counties in Georgia and South Carolina and operates 12 retail locations in the region. In addition to the thrift shops, Goodwill accepts tax deductable car donations and operates an online store at shopgoodwill.com. For more information on Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, please call (912)354-6611, email info@goodwillsavannah.org or visit www.goodwillsavannah.org.