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2011-02-01 07:00:00

PROVO, Utah, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Black History Month, Ancestry.com, the world's largest online family history resource, today launched more than 250,000 new historical records documenting early African American family history. The five new collections span more than a century and contain important details about the lives of African Americans who bravely fought in the U.S. Civil War, document the transportation of slaves to and from the prominent slave ports of New...

2011-01-07 00:00:48

C Savannah, the city's leading provider of tours, introduces three exciting new walking tours that celebrate Savannah's rich and diverse history. Available only at C Savannah, the three specialty tours, Remembering Savannah, A Haunting Good Time, and Toasting Savannah, were each designed to share the stories that helped to make Savannah a top tourist destination and the "Most Haunted City in America." Savannah, GA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 06, 2011 Remembering Savannah is a history tour that...

2010-12-01 09:49:00

SAVANNAH, Ga., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Savannah College of Art and Design, the most comprehensive art and design university in the world, is seeking the next generation of talented artists and designers with its scholarship competition. The SCAD Challenge offers high school seniors and juniors an international stage to exhibit their work as well as the opportunity to be eligible for scholarships to attend the university. The competition focuses on creating projects in...

2010-11-23 06:00:00

SAVANNAH, Ga. and MORRISVILLE, N.C., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC), a 530-bed hospital in Savannah, Ga., is managing assets more effectively and at a lower cost since deploying TeleTracking's RadarFind sensor-network based Real-time Location System (RTLS). MUMC determined that significant cost savings could be achieved by automating mobile asset location, obtaining clearer visibility of daily operational processes, and reducing ongoing equipment...

2010-11-15 10:00:00

SAVANNAH, Ga., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that it will expand its Savannah facilities through a $500-million, seven-year plan to ensure that the company is well-positioned to meet future demand for business-jet aircraft and support services. The growth is expected to result in 1,000 additional Gulfstream jobs, an increase of more than 15 percent from Gulfstream's current Savannah employment level of approximately 5,500 employees....

2010-11-05 08:57:00

Award presentation preceded by a screening of "Gods and Monsters" SAVANNAH, Ga., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 13th annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by SCAD, presented Sir Ian McKellen with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday, November 4. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101105/DC95973) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101105/DC95973) "It's an honor to be at the Savannah Film Festival," said McKellen upon receipt of his award. He then...

2010-11-04 08:26:00

SAVANNAH, Ga., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 13th annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, presented PR legend Bobby Zarem with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Wednesday, November 3. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101104/DC95083) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101104/DC95083) "As a child here in Savannah I fantasized about Hollywood and movies," said Zarem upon accepting his award. "And now Savannah has...

2010-11-03 09:40:00

SAVANNAH, Ga., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 13th annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by SCAD, presented Liam Neeson with the Achievement in Cinema Award on November 2, 2010. SCAD President Paula Wallace presented the award to Neeson to a standing ovation from a standing-room-only audience. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101103/DC94158) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101103/DC94158) "I'm humbled and embarrassed but it's lovely to be here at...

2010-11-01 08:26:00

Followed by special screening of his new film "Rabbit Hole," starring Nicole Kidman SAVANNAH, Ga., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 13th annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by SCAD, presented Miles Teller with the "Discovery Award" on October 31. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101101/DC92246) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101101/DC92246) Teller admitted to being humbled by the honor. "This is my first film award - my very first one," he...

2010-09-14 09:00:00

SAVANNAH, Ga., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Allegiant (Nasdaq: ALGT) today announced new, nonstop jet service between Savannah, Ga., and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will begin Nov. 18. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service to the greater Savannah and Hilton Head Island areas with fares as low as $29.99* one-way. "We're pleased to bring an affordable and convenient travel option to Savannah," Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said....


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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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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