The Local Newswire

BACKPACKS OF LOVE RECEIVES DONATION FROM LOCAL COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION FIRM (SAVANNAH, GA) As part of the Inspire Your Community podcast, local commercial construction firm the Dewitt Tilton Group made a $2,000 donation to Backpacks of Love as they prepared to pack holiday meal boxes for children and their families in the Richmond Hill area who may otherwise have limited access to food during the break from school. The group also brought their families to help pack over 25 of these boxes. The Inspire Your Community podcast is available on YouTube at and wherever you get your podcasts. To learn more about Backpacks of Love, visit
TWO BETHESDA ACADEMY TEACHERS EARN “MASTER TEACHER” RECOGNITION FROM SCISA (SAVANNAH, GA) Two teachers at Bethesda Academy were granted “master teacher” status after evaluation by the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA). Craig Sherman teaches social studies and history and Jennifer Gilmour teaches science and mathematics, in addition to being a cottage teacher, whose responsibilities include ensuring all boarding students complete homework assignments, finish chores and are in bed on time. To learn more about the teachers and this honor, visit
SGTV CITY SPAN FEATURES ENCOURAGE HEALTH EDUCATION SERIES (SAVANNAH, GA) SGTV teamed up with Enmarket and Healthy Savannah for the 2019 Encourage Health Education Series. Watch a recap of the fourth and final lecture here.
THE UNITED WAY OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE ANNOUNCES NEW CEO  (SAVANNAH, GA) The United Way of the Coastal Empire Board of Directors is proud to announce that Brynn Grant has been named President and CEO. Grant led the startup of World Trade Center Savannah where she currently serves as Vice President. She also serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA). To learn more about Grant, visit
Brynn Grant of Leadership Southeast Georgia
Brynn Grant of Leadership Southeast Georgia


(SAVANNAH, GA) The Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC) announces 30 years in business this year. Watch the video here for a celebration of its accomplishments.
LOWCOUNTRY LADIES LUNCHEON (SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Ladies Luncheon will be held Feb. 7, 2020 at EmployAbility in Savannah. Registration is now open, and seating is limited. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online at
MALLORY TURNER VON WALDNER JOINS SAVANNAH VETERINARY MEDICAL CENTER (SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Veterinary Medical Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Mallory Turner von Waldner has joined the practice as the newest associate veterinarian. In her new position, von Waldner will be responsible for routine appointments, performing surgeries, caring for sick patients, counseling clients and providing recommendations based on diagnostic tests. To learn more about von Waldner, visit
Dr. Mallory Turner von Waldner


(ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH) Happy New Year! You may already have some resolutions ready for your home, but have you thought about creating some pertaining to your plumbing in particular? After all, your home’s water supply needs love and care too! If you’re having trouble coming up with good plumbing goals for 2020, never fear. We’ll be sharing our top five! #1: Be selective with your garbage disposal. Contrary to popular belief, your garbage disposal isn’t a catch-all for your food scraps. There are certain items that should go in the regular trash – like grease, egg shells, pasta and coffee grounds. To learn more, visit
SMALL BUSINESS SYMPOSIUM JANUARY 8, 2020 (SAVANNAH, GA) The Small Business Chamber of Savannah invites small business owners and managers to an innovative training opportunity. The Small Business Symposium is designed to help Savannah entrepreneurs take their business to the next level. Get advice and inspiration from experts on how to position and structure your business for growth! A sample of the day’s topics include branding, scaling your business, profitability, budgeting and turning your customers into marketers. Speakers include Victoria Baylor of Mindset & Brand Confidence, Jared Orton of the Savannah Bananas, Dave Legasse of The Salt Table and more! Seating is limited and registration is required. To learn more and register, visit
COLD WEATHER CARE (PINNACLE PLASTIC SURGERY) Cooler temperatures outside and dryer heated air inside can cause dry and flaky skin. Learn more about recommended cold weather skin care products here: 2020 BLITZ BORDER BOWL (SAVANNAH, GA) The 2020 Blitz Border Bowl is coming this Saturday, Jan. 11 to Savannah’s Memorial Stadium. Savannah’s Bowl Game will be an all-star challenge pitting the best seniors from The Georgia Coastal Empire against the best seniors from The South Carolina Lowcountry, all to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities. This year Jenkins High School Head Coach Jason Cameron leads the Georgia squad. Whale Branch High School Coach Jerry Hatcher leads the South Carolina all-stars. Tickets to this local bowl game are $10 and can be purchased online at To learn more visit
ENMARKET HOCKEY CLASSIC DATES ANNOUNCED (SAVANNAH, GA) The Enmarket Hockey Classic is returning to Savannah! This annual event will take place Friday, Jan. 17, and Saturday, Jan. 18. Tickets are on sale now – get yours before they sell out! For more information, visit
DID YOU KNOW?  (SAVANNAH, GA) Regular dental visits are important because they can help spot oral health problems early on, when treatment is likely to be simpler and more affordable. They also help prevent many oral problems from developing in the first place. For more information, visit
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MEET LAO (SAVANNAH, GA) Meet Lao! Lao, aka Baby Boy, is a lovable, snuggly, energetic goofball all wrapped up in a tiny, adorable orange package! To adopt Lao, or another animal from Coastal Pet Rescue, visit