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Photo Essay: Spring has sprung in Savannah and on Tybee Island Special

Savannah - The arrival of Spring has brought forth Mother Nature's color palette and visitors to Georgia's coastal empire. Flowers are blooming, swimmers and sunbathers are at the beach, and all are enjoying the sunshine.

Savannah merchants are prepared for St. Patrick's Day Special

Savannah - With any luck, an estimated 1million visitors will be in Savannah to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Businesses in the historic district are ready with all things green, which may turn into gold when the crowds arrive.

The buzz about Savannah: charming and romantic Special

Savannah - February has been a good month for Savannah, Ga. The travel pages are buzzing about it being among the world’s best travel spots for those seeking a charming or romantic vacation destination. Visitors to Savannah couldn't agree more.

Photo Essay: Cooking icons Paula Deen and sons Bobby and Jaime Special

Savannah - Cooking, southern foods, and, more recently, healthy recipes are synonymous with the Deen Family. Brothers Bobby and Jaime were the celebrity guests at the Savannah Book Festival where they signed copies of their books, and mom was there to show support.

Photo Essay: Notable writers and celebs at Savannah Book Festival Special

Savannah - The 2014 festival featured best-selling authors and home-grown celebrities. Fans of writers such as Mitch Albom, the Deen brothers, A. Scott Berg, Melanie Benjamin, and Wally Lamb came to the "Hostess City of the South" to meet their favorite authors.

'Southern Freeze 2014' in coastal Georgia Special

Savannah - A local news station has labeled the winter blast hitting Georgia and, in particular, the Savannah area as "Southern Freeze 2014." Icy conditions have caused schools, businesses and bridges to close.

Photo Essay: SBG hosts exhibit of seashells from around the world Special

Savannah - Called a "Smithsonian-grade exhibit of seashells," Mique Pinkerton's collection was featured at the Savannah Botanical Gardens. Hundreds of shells from across the globe, from Scallops to Tritons, fascinated exhibit visitors.

Vultures focus on the dying not the living

How do vultures know which group of animals to follow? It appears that the birds use "intelligence data" to predict which animals are most likely to die first.

Photo Essay: MLK Parade in Savannah, Georgia Special

Savannah - Thousands of onlookers and participants enjoyed Savannah's 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Observance Day Parade. Churches, activists, children, schools and universities, local officials and news anchors participated in the event.

Photo Essay: Businesses proudly display their patches of pumpkins Special

With nearly 158 million Americans celebrating Halloween this autumn and more than 117 million households celebrating Thanksgiving, businesses are featuring the all-American symbol of the season, pumpkins.

The Atlanta Falcons Tailgate Team visits Savannah Special

Savannah - Fans of the Atlanta Falcons gathered at a Publix Super Market in coastal Georgia to meet cheerleaders and the team mascot "Freddie Falcon," and to take part in Falcons Tailgate Team events.

Photo Essay: Little creatures in the Savannah Botanical Gardens Special

Savannah - The fauna at the Savannah Botanical Gardens is as interesting, and beautiful in its own way, as the flora. Creatures small and great live in the gardens, including colorful dragonflies.

Photo Essay: Survey says, 'You can't have a bad time in Savannah' Special

Savannah - Condé Nast Traveler announced the winners of its Readers' Choice Awards and Savannah, Georgia was rated one of the "friendliest" cities in the United States. One reader noted that, simply put, "you can't have a bad time in Savannah."

Video: Independent film 'Savannah' trailer

A trailer has been released for the upcoming independent historical drama film called "Savannah" which stars Jim Caviezel. It has a limited screening on August 23.

Photo Essay: Beauty and Serenity at Savannah Botanical Gardens Special

Savannah - The Savannah Botanical Gardens is a 10-acre oasis in the middle of the City of Savannah, Georgia offering fountains, gardens full of flower and ferns, and one of only two pre-Civil War farmhouses in the Savannah area.

National Ice Cream Day in America's Best City for Ice Cream Special

Savannah - Readers of Travel + Leisure magazine ranked Savannah as the best city for ice cream and Leopold's Ice Cream is the main reason why the city got the top spot. Many celebrated National Ice Cream Day by stopping-in at Leopold's for a tasty scoop, or two.

Photo Essay: Where the wild things are in Savannah Special

Savannah - Oatland Island Wildlife Center is home to a number of animals native to Georgia. Walking along the beautiful nature trail, visitors can see numerous wild animals including birds of prey, foxes, lizards, tortoises and much more.

Food Network tosses celebrity chef Paula Deen

Savannah - Reports indicate the Food Network will not renew Deen's contract that is set to expire at the end of June. This move comes on the heels of the celebrity chef admitting to using a racial slur. Deen currently hosts two shows for the network.

Tropical Storm Andrea approaches coastal Georgia Special

Savannah - Tropical Storm Andrea is making its way to Georgia's "Coastal Empire" and the center of the storm is expected to be near Savannah. A tropical storm warning and a flash flood watch are currently in effect, and power outages are already occurring.

Savannah readies for legendary and large St. Patrick's Day parade Special

Savannah - The Hostess City of the South is preparing for the upcoming St. Patrick's Day parade, the second largest in the United States, and other related activities that make Irish eyes smile.

Zombies and pigs invade Savannah's 'First Saturday on the River' Special

Savannah - At Savannah's first 'First Saturday on the River' event for 2013, River Street was filled with vendor booths and entertainers with Piggly Wiggly's Mr. Pig, zombies, and Fang joining the festivities to support diabetes awareness campaign.

There's a funny side to suspense novelist David Baldacci Special

Savannah - At the conclusion of the 6th Annual Savannah Book Festival, best-selling author David Baldacci delighted a capacity crowd with funny stories about rejection notices, being detained as a 'person of interest', a boisterous fan, and more.

Navy psychologist Dr. Heidi Kraft tends to unseen wounds Special

Savannah - Author Heidi Squier Kraft sat down with Digital Journal after her presentation at the Savannah Book Festival and shared insights about combat stress, deployment to Iraq, and more from the perspective of a psychologist and mother.

Former Vice President Al Gore outlines 'The Future' Special

Savannah - At the Savannah Book Festival, Al Gore, former vice president of the United States, spoke of scientific developments that took us to the present and challenged attendees to consider the six most important drivers of global change that impact our future.

Rock legend Gregg Allman thrills fans at Savannah Book Festival Special

Savannah - Rolling Stone magazine ranks Gregg Allman as one of the "100 Greatest Singers" of all time, and fans of the legendary rock star were eager to have copies of his memoir autographed by him.

James Patterson delivers Savannah Book Festival's keynote address Special

Savannah - Bestselling author James Patterson's remarks focused on storytelling and what he's passionate about, including the importance of getting kids to read.

Photo Essay: Romance and writers await visitors to Savannah Special

Savannah - Southern Living magazine lists the City of Savannah as one of "7 Sinfully Romantic Southern Escapes," and the Savannah Book Festival kicks-off on Valentine's Day.

Photo Essay: January in Coastal Georgia Special

Much of the United States is experiencing snow and icy roads that come with the winter season, but this time of the year is much different in sub-tropical areas where Camellia trees are blooming and ice only comes in the form of ice cream.

It's Restaurant Week in Savannah and time for Alligator Soul Special

Savannah - Twenty-three upscale restaurants are participating in "Restaurant Week" and celebrating Savannah's unique culinary heritage by offering a prix fixe dinner menu.

Photo Essay: Notable churches across America Special

The five churches highlighted here have distinctive features, including historical significance, unique architectural designs, and stories of miracles.
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Zunzi s chicken Conquistador.
Zunzi's chicken Conquistador.
Chargrilled oysters at Uncle Bubba s Oyster House.  Savannah  GA  June 2012
Chargrilled oysters at Uncle Bubba's Oyster House. Savannah, GA June 2012
Sign and speakers at First Saturday on the River and Kiss-a-Pig Campaign kick-off at Savannah s rive...
Sign and speakers at First Saturday on the River and Kiss-a-Pig Campaign kick-off at Savannah's river front. Savannah, Ga. 3/2/13
Savannah State University.  Savannah  Ga.
Savannah State University. Savannah, Ga.
Paula Deen was all-smiles at the 2014 Savannah Book Festival.  Savannah  Ga.  2/15/14
Paula Deen was all-smiles at the 2014 Savannah Book Festival. Savannah, Ga. 2/15/14
Clerk proudly displaying my order at Leopold s Ice Cream.  Savannah  GA  7/21/13
Clerk proudly displaying my order at Leopold's Ice Cream. Savannah, GA 7/21/13
Three boys enjoying the MLK Parade in Savannah  GA.  1/20/14
Three boys enjoying the MLK Parade in Savannah, GA. 1/20/14
Jake Tapper (right) with Cooper  son of fallen soldier Sgt. Buddy Hughie  Hughie s father-in-law  an...
Jake Tapper (right) with Cooper, son of fallen soldier Sgt. Buddy Hughie, Hughie's father-in-law, and Sgt. Birchfield at 2013 Savannah Book Festival. Savannah, Ga.
Cajun Gator at Alligator Soul.  Savannah  Ga.
Cajun Gator at Alligator Soul. Savannah, Ga.
Georgia Queen on Savannah River with Talmadge Memorial Bridge in background.  Savannah  GA  June 201...
Georgia Queen on Savannah River with Talmadge Memorial Bridge in background. Savannah, GA June 2012
Shrimp Po Bubba at Uncle Bubba s Oyster House.  Savannah  GA
Shrimp Po Bubba at Uncle Bubba's Oyster House. Savannah, GA
Heidi Squier Kraft at 2013 Savannah Book Festival.  Savannah  Ga.  2/16/13
Heidi Squier Kraft at 2013 Savannah Book Festival. Savannah, Ga. 2/16/13
Line of early voters at Chatham County Voter Registration Office.  Savannah  Ga.  Nov. 2  2012
Line of early voters at Chatham County Voter Registration Office. Savannah, Ga. Nov. 2, 2012
The sample center in the Byrd s Cookie Shop.  Savannah  Ga.
The sample center in the Byrd's Cookie Shop. Savannah, Ga.
Customers of all ages were at Byrd s Cookie Shop on National Cookie Day.  Savannah  Ga.
Customers of all ages were at Byrd's Cookie Shop on National Cookie Day. Savannah, Ga.
Social Science Academic Building at Savannah State University.  Savannah  Ga.
Social Science Academic Building at Savannah State University. Savannah, Ga.
Paula Deen was all-smiles at the 2014 Savannah Book Festival.  Savannah  Ga.  2/15/14
Paula Deen was all-smiles at the 2014 Savannah Book Festival. Savannah, Ga. 2/15/14
Balloon animal maker at First Saturday on the River and Kiss-a-Pig Campaign kick-off at Savannah s r...
Balloon animal maker at First Saturday on the River and Kiss-a-Pig Campaign kick-off at Savannah's river front. Savannah, Ga. 3/2/13
James Patterson at Savannah Book Festival.  Savannah  Ga.  2/15/13
James Patterson at Savannah Book Festival. Savannah, Ga. 2/15/13
WSAV News 3 Anchors Russ Riesinger and Tina Tyus-Shaw participate in the MLK Parade in Savannah  GA....
WSAV News 3 Anchors Russ Riesinger and Tina Tyus-Shaw participate in the MLK Parade in Savannah, GA. 1/20/14