(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES™   Distributed weekly on the CarriageTradePR Local BusinessWIRE™

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) The hail that battered roofs in Southeast Georgia recently did more than just damage shingles and gutters. It left homeowners vulnerable to scam artists who prey upon people who want their roofs repaired quickly and cheaply. To avoid scams, the Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Georgia encourages customers to ask for referrals, hire local contractors when possible, get written estimates, and obtain and check references, among other tips. Before selecting a roofer to repair hail damage, homeowners should consider trusted local roofing professionals such as RPI, which serves residential, commercial and industrial clients in Southeast Georgia and South Carolina.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Professional tennis players from around the world will descend upon Savannah this week to compete in the 2011 $50,000 Savannah Challenger tennis tournament. The tournament, presented by Critz Automotive Group and The Landings Club, will take place April 30-May 8 at The Landings on Skidaway Island and will feature 32 tennis pros vying to win highly coveted ATP ranking points in addition to prize money. The week-long tournament will also feature several special events, including Kids Day, a fundraising Pro-Am, a Players Party and Ladies Day.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Not knowing the boating “rules of the road” can be dangerous and have serious consequences. Learn about “Keeping the Boating Season Safe and Legal” from legal and maritime experts at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15 at the Isle of Hope Marina, 50 West Bluff Drive. Edwin D. Robb of the law firm Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP and Kent Shockey, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla Staff Officer for Public Education and Member Training, will give legal and safety tips for boaters.
Lecture is free and open to the public, for more info please call the Isle of Hope Marina at (912) 354-8187.
(SAVANNAH, GA) Trident Sustainability Group announces a new LEED certification – Effingham County Courthouse in Springfield, GA.
(SAVANNAH, GA) Armstrong Atlantic State University will hold its spring 2011 commencement ceremony at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 7 in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Arena in the Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Avenue. The Honorable Jack Kingston, U.S. Representative for the First District of Georgia, will deliver the keynote address. http://www.armstrong.edu/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire will honor clients, staff, employees, business partners and the Board of Directors at its annual company picnic, Friday, May 6, at 11:30 a.m. at Goodwill headquarters, 7220 Sallie Mood Drive. The event coincides the nationally designated Goodwill Industries Week, which takes place each year during the first week of May. The afternoon’s festivities will include games, giveaways, dancing, music, a picnic lunch and an awards presentation. www.goodwillsavannahga.org

(SAVANNAH, GA)   Photos from the Second Annual Rotarians Play It Forward on April 23 at the Morris Center at Trustees Garden 


(SAVANNAH, GA) Southpoint Media is pleased to announce the promotion of Lucas Karpiuk to the position of Lead Developer. He has served as a web developer for Southpoint Media since March 2010. In his new position, Karpiuk is responsible for all aspects of the back-end development of new and existing websites. For more information, please call 912-330-4353, email info@southpointmedia.com or visit www.southpointmedia.com.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Rotary will be hosting Ruben Rodiguez VP of Journeyman Austin, on May 2 to talk about the proposed, first LEED certified Convention Center Hotel in Savannah http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL2epRiwflE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents 27 East 49th Street. This charming Tudor style home, circa 1925, offers modern amenities of the new while maintaining historic significance. Contact Lu Hostetter, (912) 844-1923 or lu.hostetter@sothebysrealty.com.

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, upcoming events: http://savannahchamber.com/events.php

(SAVANNAH, GA) The $50,000 Savannah Challenger Tennis Tournament is pleased to announce that TMX Finance and the Greater Savannah Sports Council will serve as a Sponsors for the prestigious annual sporting event. The tournament, which takes place April 30-May 8 at The Landings on Skidaway Island, is open to the public and will feature 32 world-ranked tennis professionals vying to win highly coveted ATP ranking points in addition to the prize money. http://www.savannahchallenger.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the Savannah American Red Cross for their 11th Annual Gourmet Soiree’ Gala. The event will be held at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott on Thursday, May 12, 2011, beginning at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $125.00 per person, or buy now for an early bird special of $85.00 per person.


(SAVANNAH, GA) Relay For Life of Chatham County takes place May 13th-14th at Armstrong Atlantic State University. All cancer survivors are encouraged to take part in the opening lap by registering online at www.relayforlife.org/chathamcounty. For more information mike.steele@cancer.org or 912-355-5196.

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