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(SAVANNAH, GA) The GA Small Business Credit Initiative has $48 million in funding for small business lending in the state of Georgia, as allocated by the federal Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 http://www.georgia-ssbci.org/ or contact http://www.sbacsav.com/

(GOODWILL) Goodwill is in need of donations this summer.

Your donations help our friends and neighbors in the Coastal Empire find jobs and care for their families. http://ow.ly/i/K2tt

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2013 Savannah Book Festival committee is excited to announce that author David Baldacci will deliver the honoree closing address on Sunday, February 17 at Trustees Theater in downtown Savannah. Baldacci’s talk will focus on his latest and 24th thriller novel, The Innocent. Now in its sixth year, the renowned Savannah Book Festival will take place February 14-17, 2013 and with few exceptions remains free for all to attend. http://www.savannahbookfestival.org/

(SAVANNAH, GA) The one-night-only film called "Last Call at the Oasis" will play July 25 at 7:30 pm at the Carmike Wynsong 11 Theater. It is a movie about our water supply. This is the same film producer that created "An Inconvenient Truth" and "Food Inc." . Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at their website. www.wellfedsavannah.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) Save The Date: Savannah Jazz Festival Golf Tournament September 24th, 2012. After 30 years, the Savannah Jazz Festival and Coastal Jazz Association will hold its Inaugural Golf Tournament at The Club of Savannah Harbor on September 24th, 2012. For more information visit www.cjagolftournament.com or www.savannahjazzfestival.org    

(WAYCROSS, GA) Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is opening a free community career center, Job Connections; and a retail location in Waycross. The PUBLIC grand opening will be Thursday, July 19 at 10 a.m. with a full selection of merchandise. The store will have door prizes and drawings throughout the grand opening. PRIVATE GRAND OPENING by invitation and for media is Wednesday, July 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Waycross Goodwill is located at 2101 Memorial Drive, Waycross. Call 912-663-0685 with any question. Goodwill Industries of the  www.goodwillsavannah.org.

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Through September, experienced researchers at the Heritage Library on Hilton Head Island will offer a free hour of family history research assistance to interested individuals. Reservations are necessary; the times are 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday or Tuesday. The library is also open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. RSVP at 686-6560. heritagelib.org to download a form for listing information about parents and grandparents that can help in your search. The Heritage Library is located in The Savannah Bank Building at 852 William Hilton Parkway.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Citizen Advocacy invites you to Join then on a Journey to the Beloved Community. SCHEDULE

(SAVANNAH, GA)  The Georgia Department of Economic Development is hosting an event to connect qualified Savannah suppliers with international buyers from Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany and Israel on July 23, 2012. http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/regional-trade-event-seeking-savannah-small-businesses-interested-in-exporting/ 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents;  3 Chriswoodelle Ct  http://www.celiadunnsir.com/listings/residential/mls-95501-3-chriswoodelle-court/ 4 bedroom, 3699 Square feet. Agent is Lucy M. Hitch 912-234-3323


(SAVANNAH, GA) Celebrating the 200th Birthday of Andrew Low on Friday, July 20th, 10:30 a.m. at The Laurel Grove Cemetery. For more info call. 912.233.1828


(SAVANNAH, GA) The Friends of Animals of the Coastal Empire, Inc (FOA) announces its 14th Annual Auction, "Woof-Stock,"  on Saturday, August 18th at The Savannah Station from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. $45.00 per person includes food stations, auction and bar tickets. Live DJ. Come dressed for some 1960s fun. Proceeds from this event will benefit: Bryan Animal Caregivers, FACTS, Islands Feral Cat Project, Save-A-Life, Paws and Second Chance Dog Rescue.



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