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2010-02-11 10:44:00

SAVANNAH, Ga., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Gerry Phelan as Federal Security Director for Savannah/Hilton Head International and eight other airports in Georgia and South Carolina. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090401/TSALOGO ) Phelan joined TSA in 2002 and helped with the start of federal security operations at Tampa (Fla.) International Airport. In 2008, he served a one-year detail as Federal Security...

2010-01-22 15:16:00

New complex will encompass the Walter O. Evans Center for African American Studies and one of the finest collections of African-American art SAVANNAH, Ga., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Savannah College of Art and Design held an historic groundbreaking ceremony yesterday, Jan. 21, 2010, for the SCAD Museum of Art complex, which will include the future home of the Walter O. Evans Center for African American Studies housing one of the finest collections of African-American art in...

2009-12-18 10:56:00

SAVANNAH, Ga., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T* today released Savannah network investment and expansion details that have contributed to customers benefiting from the nation's fastest 3G network and an unsurpassed low local dropped call rate - one of the most common measures of wireless performance - according to drive test data collected by third-party independent wireless engineering firm Global Wireless Solutions (GWS). "AT&T is committed to providing our customers with...

2009-11-07 21:08:00

SAVANNAH, Ga., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The 12th annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, closed tonight, Saturday, November 7 after a full week of special screenings and award presentations. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091107/DC07371 ) Film Festival attendees were treated to screenings of the intense war film "The Hurt Locker," and the powerful urban tale "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire." In addition, the star of...

2009-11-03 10:01:00

Followed by special screening of her new film "Dare" Also presented: an early preview of "The City Of Your Final Destination" with a special appearance by director James Ivory; A special screening of "Valentino: The Last Emperor" followed by a conversation with filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer and Vogue Editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley; The 2009 Competition for Narrative Feature with Scott Caan in attendance for the screening of his film "Mercy" SAVANNAH, Ga., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/...

2009-10-31 22:50:00

SCAD President Paula Wallace presents the Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award to Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster prior to a Special Screening of their new film, "The Messenger" SAVANNAH, Ga., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2009 annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design opened tonight with the university's President Paula Wallace presenting the Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award to Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster for recognition of their...

2009-10-21 07:30:00

Surprise Director's Choice screening returns to lineup SAVANNAH, Ga., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hugh Dancy will be honored Tuesday, Nov. 3 with a "Spotlight Award" for his performance in this year's Fox Searchlight release "Adam" at the 12th annual Savannah Film Festival, which runs Oct. 31- Nov. 7. Dancy most recently starred in "Confessions of a Shopaholic" and "Evening." He will next star in the MCC Theater's Joe Mantello-directed Off-Broadway production of "The Pride,"...

2009-10-08 07:07:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- USCarrier Telecom, LLC, a Southeastern wholesale provider of high-speed, long-haul, optical transport has today announced the company has been awarded a contract from the City of Savannah to provide a 50 MG Internet transport circuit from Savannah to Atlanta. USCarrier was in competition for the city government's contract with several vendors, one of which was the incumbent. A recently constructed USCarrier metro fiber ring in Savannah was an easy link to...

2009-09-29 07:30:00

Screenings to include "Precious," "The Young Victoria" the North American Premiere of "The City of Your Final Destination" and more Scheduled attendees to include Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Patricia Clarkson and Emmy Rossum, among others SAVANNAH, Ga., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 12th annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, will take place from Saturday, October 31-Saturday, November 7. Films to receive special gala screenings...

2009-09-23 05:00:00

SAVANNAH, GA, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - (TSX: HEM) Today, Hemisphere GPS introduced the new A220 and A221 smart antennas at the ION GNSS 2009 Conference in Savannah, Georgia. In rugged, portable all-in-one enclosures, the A220 and A221 deliver centimeter-level positioning accuracy for precise guidance, machine control and survey applications. Combining Hemisphere GPS' Eclipse(TM) dual frequency receiver and antenna technology with optional radio modem, the A220 and A221 are capable of...


Latest Savannah Reference Libraries

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2009-04-28 15:06:43

Brahea armata or Mexican Blue Palm is also known as the Blue Hesper Palm and grows in Baja, California and in Savannah, Georgia. An ornamental plant, it grows to 49 feet in height and features a broad trunk, blue tinted leaves measuring 3 - 6.5 feet in width with 3 foot petioles and small brown elliptical fruits measuring 0.7 - 0.9 inches in length. Seeds from these fruits were once a regular part of the Cocopah people's diets. This species can be found growing along riverbeds, arroyos and...

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2007-12-14 05:31:30

The Savannah is a cross between the Serval, an African wild cat and a domestic cat, typically the Egyptian Mau or another spotted breed. The Savannah, being one of the largest domestic breeds of cat, may weigh 10 to 40 pounds but are typically not much larger than 25 pounds. The coat of the Savannah depends on what breed is used for the domestic cross. Its coat can be tan with black or brownish spots, silver with dark spots, marble, or several other patterns. The wild look of the Savannah...

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2007-01-22 13:34:34

The bush dog (Speothos venaticus) is a canid found in Central and South America, including Panama, Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru (West of the Andes), Ecuador, the Guianas, Paraguay, northeast Argentina (Misiones province), and Brazil. In spite of its extensive range, it is very rare. It was originally discovered as fossils in Brazilian caves and thought to be extinct. It is the only species in its genus, Speothos. The Bush Dog has soft long brownish-tan fur. It has a lighter reddish tinge on...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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