The Local Newswire

THE FIFTH ANNUAL BRA PROJECT WILL WRAP UP WITH BRAS & BUBBLY EVENT (BLUFFTON/BEAUFORT, SC) The Fifth Annual Bra Project will conclude its tour of the Lowcountry with the Bras & Bubbly evening event this Thursday, Oct. 24, when the winner of the student competition for best-designed bra will be revealed. Bras & Bubbly will also hold a silent auction featuring pieces donated by local artists who have a breast cancer story to share. The event will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Thibault Gallery at 815 Bay St., Beaufort, Sc. You can purchase tickets at the door or online with eventbrite: All proceeds from the event benefit DragonBoat Beaufort and local cancer survivors. To learn more about the event, visit
2019 GRAB A BAG FOR KIDS (SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah announces its seventh annual charity luncheon and purse auction, Grab a Bag for Kids, will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, at The Plantation Club at the Landings. The auction will include gently-used, vintage and new designer handbags, bags from local designers and special new silent auction packages that include trips, tickets to events and other local and regional items. For more information on the Grab a Bag for Kids charity luncheon and purse auction and to learn more about sponsorships and donations, visit or call 912-961-8854.
UNITED WAY RALLY (SAVANNAH, GA) Let’s rally! Head over to Calhoun Square (Abercorn & Taylor Streets) on Wednesday, Oct. 23, for United Way of the Coastal Empire’s Mid-Campaign Rally to hear from the heart of our community. #WeAreOne and together we can make an impact in preparing children to succeed in school, providing pathways for financial stability, and improving the health for all needing safety and services. Tickets are $10 and include lunch. For more information, visit
ENMARKET AWARDED BEST ORIGINAL DESIGN (POOLER, GA) Enmarket’s newest location in Pooler has won the Convenience Store News’ the Best Original Design Award. Enmarket was selected for this national recognition due to its modern, inviting aesthetic and the ease with which the store layout allows customers to find what they need. To read more, visit
BETHESDA BLAZERS UNDEFEATED IN REGION (SAVANNAH, GA) The Bethesda Academy Blazers continue their 2-A Region season undefeated after a win against Thomas Heyward Academy on Friday. Under the leadership of coach Antwain Turner, the Blazers hope to carry the same determined spirit into their game next weekend at home against Spartanburg Christian. Read the full article to learn more about the Blazers and their rise to the top of the region:
SCAD SAVANNAH FILM FESTIVAL (SAVANNAH, GA) The SCAD Savannah Film Festival will kick off this Saturday, Oct. 26, complete with a red carpet, actors and industry professionals from across the country. It is a transformative week for all involved, and it solidifies Savannah’s prominent place in film as Georgia continues to grow its presence in the industry. Read the full article on the festival week here:
STEM BOOKS DONATED THROUGH PEACOCK LOVES LEARNING INITIATIVE (JASPER CO, SC) Peacock Subaru Hilton Head, as part of its effort to improve education in its community, donated 150 award-winning STEM books to Okatie Elementary School. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) partnered with Peacock Subaru Hilton Head to supply the books for donation. For more information visit or call 843-208-1258.
GET INVOLVED IN YOUR COMMUNITY TODAY (SAVANNAH, GA) This is your chance put your leadership skills to use! There are 26 positions on city and county boards, commissions and authorities that need to be filled by skilled, knowledgeable and dedicated professionals. These positions provide an opportunity to get involved directly in administration and participate in the governmental process.  Beginning Monday, October 14 through Friday, October 25 at 5 p.m., the mayor and aldermen of the City of Savannah will be accepting applications for appointment the following boards, commissions and authorities: KEEP YOUR PLUMBING CLEAN THIS HALLOWEEN (SAVANNAH, GA) As Halloween approaches, plumbing is likely the last thing on your mind, but fall festivities are in full swing and it’s easy to have a family-fun activity turn into a nightmare. If you plan on carving pumpkins soon, ensure the pulp and seeds make it to the trash and do not get flushed down the toilet or sink. The pulp from inside the pumpkin will create a nice sticky clog in your drains. It can also harden over time and cause multiple other issues, including garbage disposal issues. If you do need a plumber, Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah will have you covered:
REGULAR CHECKUPS ARE IMPORTANT (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 5TH ANNUAL LOWCOUNTRY ANNIE OAKLEYS CHARITY CLAYS TOURNAMENT (SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Annie Oakleys, in partnership with United Way of the Coastal Empire, held its 5th Annual Lowcountry Annie Oakleys Charity Clays Tournament to benefit CURE Childhood Cancer, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire, and United Way of the Coastal Empire. Along with sporting clays, the day-long event included a 75 shot tournament, Lewis Class scoring, raffles, chef station, Bourbon tasting, and after-party with awards, cocktails, hors-d’oeuvres, and live music. To learn more visit FINAL LECTURE OF 2019 ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES (SAVANNAH, GA) The 2019 season of the Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series will wrap up on Tuesday, Oct. 29, with a presentation by sports science professional Katie Balthrop, founder of Savannah Sport & Wellness, on the benefits of strength training at any age. For more information, visit
Katie Balthrop , Savannah, Sport and Wellness
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. for the October session of their monthly Open for Business® series. This month’s topic is focused on video marketing, and how it has taken 2019 by storm. Cynthia Cradduck, Junior Partner, and Skylar Lanier, Public Relations Specialist, will host the conversation on Wednesday, October 30, at noon. The article this month can be found here: You can tune in to watch on Facebook: DONATIONS NEEDED FOR ALZHEIMER’S PATIENTS (RICHMOND HILL, GA) The Bryan County Health and Rehabilitation Center are in need of donations to help their patients. They are asking for new or gently used dolls and doll clothing for doll therapy, stuffed animals, air diffusers, time period trivia books, toiletry bags, arts and craft supplies, an indoor floor basketball hoop, among other items. If you have items you would like to give, contact Lauren or Latoya at 912-756-6131 or visit FREE BOARD TRAINING (SAVANNAH, GA) United Way of the Coastal Empire invites you to take your leadership to the next level. Learn how to join a nonprofit board, the roles and responsibilities of an effective board member, core governance structure, key governance principles that distinguish exceptional boards, and tools and practices of exceptional boards. Training is led by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits. The event is free and open to the public on October 29, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at 428 Bull Street in Savannah. RSVPs are required and space is limited – reservations online at FOREIGN TRADE ZONES: SHOW ME THE MONEY (SAVANNAH, GA) World Trade Center Savannah (WTCSav) will host “Foreign-Trade Zones: Show Me the Money,” a Global Education Program, on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1:30 – 5 p.m. at World Trade Center Savannah, 131 Hutchinson Island Road. The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required at JAGUAR LAND ROVER COLUMBIA WINS REGIONAL LAND ROVER TREK 2020 (COLUMBIA, SC) Jaguar Land Rover Columbia took first place in the regional Land Rover TReK 2020, Land Rover North America’s off-road driving skills competition. Represented by Dustin Nielsen, Jeffery Thomas and Matt Wheeler, Jaguar Land Rover Columbia competed against 52 teams in six waves. Their team will now go on to compete against five other regional teams California in January. For more information, visit or
Jaguar Land Rover Columbia TReK Team
(SAVANNAH, GA) Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter announced a federal grant of $200,000 for Park Place Outreach. The grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be used to fund their 24 hour emergency shelter for children. For more information, visit
LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY GROWING (SAVANNAH, GA) According to the Savannah Regional Film Commission, these productions accounted for $120 million in direct spending locally and had a total economic impact of well over $250 million in 2018 alone. One of the major reasons for this boom in the local film and television industry is the Savannah Entertainment Production Incentive offered by the Savannah Economic Development Authority. Every business can benefit from tapping into the local entertainment industry. The Savannah Film Alliance is a great resource for getting connected. For more information, contact the SFA Founder, Charles Bowen, or visit
Charles Bowen
(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy, a private boarding and day school for young men in grades six through 12, has hired a veteran teacher with state and national credentials as director of admissions. Tia Adkins comes to Bethesda with nearly two decades of experience in the classroom. To learn more, visit
Tia Adkins
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Nov. 1, 2019, Savannah’s award-winning chapter of SCORE will present its popular “BizPitch Savannah™” entrepreneurial competition. This “Shark Tank”-style event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at The Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. For more information about “BizPitch Savannah™ 2019,” go to ISLE OF HOPE ART & MUSIC FEST (SAVANNAH, GA) Mark your calendars: the Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest is returning Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Come enjoy great food and music and shop at over 100 artists stalls. Bring the kids for fun activities too. For more information, visit
KOMEN BIG WIG PARTICIPANT, TANYA MILTON (SAVANNAH, GA) Tanya Milton of the Savannah Tribune has been selected as one of this year’s Komen Big Wig participants. As such, Milton is raising awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.  To donate to Milton’s campaign, visit
SAVANNAH SCORE WORKSHOP (SAVANNAH, GA) What do you need to know to create a successful business? Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or a small business owner, you need real-world tools, knowledge and insights in order to succeed. The “Business Launchpad: How to Start, Manage, and Grow a Successful Business” offers exactly that. The workshop, led by expert SCORE Business mentors, will take place on Saturday, April 13, at SCORE Savannah. To register, please call the Savannah SCORE office at 912-652-4335 or email us at The session fee is $49 ($20 for Students and members of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce), and includes all workshop materials, lunch, beverages and a flash drive with all workshop content. JA SAVANNAH BUSINESS HALL OF FAME (SAVANNAH, GA) The 20th Annual JA Savannah Business Hall of Fame will take place Thursday, November 7th at 6 pm at the Savannah Convention Center. This event will honor Craig Harney of WTOC and Cliff McCurry of Sterling Seacrest Partners (pictured left to right). For more information, visit
MEET MAC (SAVANNAH, GA) Meet Mac. If you’re looking for an all-around great dog, Mac is your guy. He waits patiently to be let out of his kennel and while you put his leash on. He LOVES toys – especially squeaky toys and he is an expert at getting the squeaker out with minimal fluff-shed! But squeaky tennis balls… those are his absolute favorite!! He also loves playing with people and his canine friends, but he’ll settle down for a nap or some cuddle time and kisses too. Not to mention how handsome and photogenic he is!! Full of puppy love and puppy play, Mac is sure to steal your heart with his zest for life and all of the love he has to give. He can’t wait for his new family to find him. To adopt Mac visit