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Savannah was bugging out, Coastal Heritage Society & Skidaway Island marathon

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Local Weather


Today – ☀️ Sunny | 76 🌡️ |💨 Light southeast wind becoming south 8 to 13 mph in the morning.

Tonight – 🌙 Cloudy | 65 🌡️ |💨 South wind around 11 mph.


Quote of the day

Optimism is a perfectly legitimate response to failure.

-Stephen King

The Boll Weevil – Savannah was bugging out


Boll Weevil

Like the vast majority of southern states, cotton was the dominant force in Savannah. It was among Savannah’s biggest sources of prosperity. Even during wartime Savannah’s cotton production, and the overall economy fell significantly. It wasn’t until the beginning of the 20th century that Savannah got back on its feet. Cotton was once again in the spotlight and the economy grew — that is until things began to turn to the negative.

However, this time it was not a war that brought ruin to Savannah it was the beetle. Boll weevils that consume flowers and cotton buds caused the destruction of Savannah’s cotton and economic situation once again. The destruction occurred in the years just before the Great Depression hit. The losses in 1923’s yields pointed at 2.6 million acres. And the cotton industry couldn’t recover. A lot of farmers moved toward the north.

Around Town


Heritage Classic Foundation scholars announced
Eleven seniors in Beaufort County were named Heritage Classic Foundation scholars for the 2021- 2022 school year. (WTOC) Read more.
Heritage Classic Foundation scholars announced
Eleven seniors in Beaufort County were named Heritage Classic Foundation scholars for the 2021- 2022 school year. (WTOC) Read more.
Administrator: Lowcountry affordable housing effort will need $2M in startup funds
County administrator Eric Greenway told Bluffton officials that an effort to promote affordable housing will need $2 million in startup funds. (Bluffton Sun) Read more.
Administrator: Lowcountry affordable housing effort will need $2M in startup funds
County administrator Eric Greenway told Bluffton officials that an effort to promote affordable housing will need $2 million in startup funds. (Bluffton Sun) Read more.
South’s Greatest Places ’22: Coastal Heritage Society – 
Coastal Heritage Society — a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 1975 — is on a mission to provide educational experiences and preserve the historic resources of Coastal GA and the surrounding… (South Magazine) Read more.
South’s Greatest Places ’22: Coastal Heritage Society – 
Coastal Heritage Society — a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 1975 — is on a mission to provide educational experiences and preserve the historic resources of Coastal GA and the surrounding… (South Magazine) Read more.

What’s happening


Today

Live Music: Pentley Holmes | Foxy Loxy Print Gallery and Café, Savannah
Live Music: Pentley Holmes happening at Foxy Loxy Print Gallery and Café, 1919 Bull St, Savannah on Friday Mar 18 2022 at 05:00 pm to… Read more.
Live Music: Pentley Holmes | Foxy Loxy Print Gallery and Café, Savannah
Live Music: Pentley Holmes happening at Foxy Loxy Print Gallery and Café, 1919 Bull St, Savannah on Friday Mar 18 2022 at 05:00 pm to… Read more.
Patrick Cristaldi | Southbound Brewing Company, Savannah
Patrick Cristaldi happening at Southbound Brewing Company, 107 E Lathrop Ave, Savannah on Friday at 06:00 pm Read more.
Patrick Cristaldi | Southbound Brewing Company, Savannah
Patrick Cristaldi happening at Southbound Brewing Company, 107 E Lathrop Ave, Savannah on Friday at 06:00 pm Read more.
DJ Flip – Congress Street Social Club
The Congress Street Social Club is one of Savannah’s preferred independent concert venues. Read more.
DJ Flip – Congress Street Social Club
The Congress Street Social Club is one of Savannah’s preferred independent concert venues. Read more.
Friday Night Happy Hour & Jams with Run DMC, TLC, & Mary J. Blige! | Savannah Civic Center
Friday Night Happy Hour & Jams with Run DMC, TLC, & Mary J. Blige! happening at Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah on Friday Mar 18… Read more.
Friday Night Happy Hour & Jams with Run DMC, TLC, & Mary J. Blige! | Savannah Civic Center
Friday Night Happy Hour & Jams with Run DMC, TLC, & Mary J. Blige! happening at Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah on Friday Mar 18… Read more.
St. Paddy’s Metal Mayhem Concert
St Paddies Metal Mayhem at the WormholeJoin us Friday March 18 at The Wormhole in Savannah GA for St. Paddy’s Metal Mayhem Concrete. Some of the hottest metal artists from… Read more.
St. Paddy’s Metal Mayhem Concert
St Paddies Metal Mayhem at the WormholeJoin us Friday March 18 at The Wormhole in Savannah GA for St. Paddy’s Metal Mayhem Concrete. Some of the hottest metal artists from… Read more.
VIRTUOSA
VIRTUOSA Hosted By Iglesia Avivamiento y Milagros euc y sus Pastores Emanuel y Lorena Cuevas.. Event starts on Friday, 18 March 2022 and happening at 200 Governor Treutlen Rd, Pooler,… Read more.
VIRTUOSA
VIRTUOSA Hosted By Iglesia Avivamiento y Milagros euc y sus Pastores Emanuel y Lorena Cuevas.. Event starts on Friday, 18 March 2022 and happening at 200 Governor Treutlen Rd, Pooler,… Read more.
Oh Dear, Its The Cobblestones! March 18-20, 2022
Oh Dear, Its The Cobblestones! March 18-20, 2022 Hosted By Trash Pandas Road F@#ks. Event starts on Friday, 18 March 2022 and happening at Savannah, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy… Read more.
Oh Dear, Its The Cobblestones! March 18-20, 2022
Oh Dear, Its The Cobblestones! March 18-20, 2022 Hosted By Trash Pandas Road F@#ks. Event starts on Friday, 18 March 2022 and happening at Savannah, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy… Read more.

Saturday

Levi Moore @ The Grove Savannah-Jefferson Bar | Savannah
Levi Moore @ The Grove Savannah-Jefferson Bar happening at Savannah, Georgia, United States on Sat Mar 19 2022 at 11:00 am to 02:00 pm Read more.
Levi Moore @ The Grove Savannah-Jefferson Bar | Savannah
Levi Moore @ The Grove Savannah-Jefferson Bar happening at Savannah, Georgia, United States on Sat Mar 19 2022 at 11:00 am to 02:00 pm Read more.
Shamrock Ships at the Sunset Social
Shamrock Ships at the Sunset Social Hosted By Kairos Strategic LLC. Event starts on Saturday, 19 March 2022 and happening at Savannah Boathouse, Daufuskie Island, SC. Register or Buy Tickets,… Read more.
Shamrock Ships at the Sunset Social
Shamrock Ships at the Sunset Social Hosted By Kairos Strategic LLC. Event starts on Saturday, 19 March 2022 and happening at Savannah Boathouse, Daufuskie Island, SC. Register or Buy Tickets,… Read more.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY TRIP – Open Bar Party Bus + Day Party in Savannah
5th Annual Best Damn St. Paddy’s Day Period in Savannah, GA Open Bar Party Bus from ATL to Savannah Plus a Day Party in Savannah Read more.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY TRIP – Open Bar Party Bus + Day Party in Savannah
5th Annual Best Damn St. Paddy’s Day Period in Savannah, GA Open Bar Party Bus from ATL to Savannah Plus a Day Party in Savannah Read more.
DISCO SHOW LIVE IN CONCERT
DISCO SHOW LIVE IN CONCERT Hosted By East Coasts Tributes. Event starts on Saturday, 19 March 2022 and happening at Tybee Post Theater, Tybee Island, GA. Register or Buy Tickets,… Read more.
DISCO SHOW LIVE IN CONCERT
DISCO SHOW LIVE IN CONCERT Hosted By East Coasts Tributes. Event starts on Saturday, 19 March 2022 and happening at Tybee Post Theater, Tybee Island, GA. Register or Buy Tickets,… Read more.
Irish Small Plates Cooking Class
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by exploring Irish flavors and culinary concepts at The Mansion on Forsyth Park’s 700 Kitchen Cooking School! Read more.
Irish Small Plates Cooking Class
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by exploring Irish flavors and culinary concepts at The Mansion on Forsyth Park’s 700 Kitchen Cooking School! Read more.
Skidaway Island Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k
Come Run Savannah with me! Marathon, Half, or 5k Trail Run on Beautiful Skidaway island to help raise money for local charities, earn some swag and be wowed by an… Read more.
Skidaway Island Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k
Come Run Savannah with me! Marathon, Half, or 5k Trail Run on Beautiful Skidaway island to help raise money for local charities, earn some swag and be wowed by an… Read more.
Ron White Tickets Saturday 8:00 pm at Johnny Mercer Theatre
Buy Ron White tickets at TicketSmarter, find tour schedules and locate the best seats and prices with our seating chart. Read more.
Ron White Tickets Saturday 8:00 pm at Johnny Mercer Theatre
Buy Ron White tickets at TicketSmarter, find tour schedules and locate the best seats and prices with our seating chart. Read more.
The Purple Madness – America’s #1 Prince Experience
Savannah’s all time favorite Prince Tribute Experience is coming to Coach’s Corner Soundgarden March 19th! It will sell out! Don’t miss it! Read more.
The Purple Madness – America’s #1 Prince Experience
Savannah’s all time favorite Prince Tribute Experience is coming to Coach’s Corner Soundgarden March 19th! It will sell out! Don’t miss it! Read more.
The 5th Annual Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl – Savannah
The 5th Annual Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl – Don’t Miss The Luckiest Bar Crawl Of The Year! Read more.
The 5th Annual Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl – Savannah
The 5th Annual Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl – Don’t Miss The Luckiest Bar Crawl Of The Year! Read more.
COMEDY NIGHT at Southbound Brewing Co.
COMEDY NIGHT at Southbound Brewing Co. Hosted By The Social Hour. Event starts on Saturday, 19 March 2022 and happening at Southbound Brewing Company, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets,… Read more.
COMEDY NIGHT at Southbound Brewing Co.
COMEDY NIGHT at Southbound Brewing Co. Hosted By The Social Hour. Event starts on Saturday, 19 March 2022 and happening at Southbound Brewing Company, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets,… Read more.
BAS music at The Wormhole (Macon) | The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music Venue, Savannah, GA | March 19 to March 20
BAS music at The Wormhole (Macon) happening at The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music Venue, 2307 Bull Street, Savannah, United States on Sat Mar 19 2022 at 10:00 pm to… Read more.
BAS music at The Wormhole (Macon) | The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music Venue, Savannah, GA | March 19 to March 20
BAS music at The Wormhole (Macon) happening at The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music Venue, 2307 Bull Street, Savannah, United States on Sat Mar 19 2022 at 10:00 pm to… Read more.
Cport 1st Annual Freaknik Bash 2022 | Island Breeze, Savannah, GA | March 19 to March 20
Cport 1st Annual Freaknik Bash 2022 happening at Island Breeze, 2818 Montgomery Street, Savannah on Sat Mar 19 2022 at 10:00 pm to Sun Mar 20 2022 at… Read more.
Cport 1st Annual Freaknik Bash 2022 | Island Breeze, Savannah, GA | March 19 to March 20
Cport 1st Annual Freaknik Bash 2022 happening at Island Breeze, 2818 Montgomery Street, Savannah on Sat Mar 19 2022 at 10:00 pm to Sun Mar 20 2022 at… Read more.

Sunday

VFW 660 3rd Annual Spades Run | 5115 US-17, Savannah 
VFW 660 3rd Annual Spades Run happening at 5115 US-17, Savannah on Sunday Mar 20 2022 at 09:30 am Read more.
VFW 660 3rd Annual Spades Run | 5115 US-17, Savannah 
VFW 660 3rd Annual Spades Run happening at 5115 US-17, Savannah on Sunday Mar 20 2022 at 09:30 am Read more.
Renegade Paws Rescue Charity Yard Sale | 1218 Waters Ave, Savannah
Renegade Paws Rescue Charity Yard Sale happening at 1218 Waters Ave, Savannah on Sunday Mar 20 2022 at 08:00 am to 12:00 pm Read more.
Renegade Paws Rescue Charity Yard Sale | 1218 Waters Ave, Savannah
Renegade Paws Rescue Charity Yard Sale happening at 1218 Waters Ave, Savannah on Sunday Mar 20 2022 at 08:00 am to 12:00 pm Read more.
Voo Doo Soup – Congress Street Social Club
Led by legendary Savannah bassist and singer Eric “Big E” Moore, VooDoo Soup oozes soul with funky, jazzy, classic rock, rhythm and blues melodies. Read more.
Voo Doo Soup – Congress Street Social Club
Led by legendary Savannah bassist and singer Eric “Big E” Moore, VooDoo Soup oozes soul with funky, jazzy, classic rock, rhythm and blues melodies. Read more.
Brad Wells @ Calhouns Bluffton
Get concert info and buy tickets to Brad Wells’s upcoming concert at Calhouns Bluffton in Bluffton on Mar 20, 2022, all at Bandsintown. Read more.
Brad Wells @ Calhouns Bluffton
Get concert info and buy tickets to Brad Wells’s upcoming concert at Calhouns Bluffton in Bluffton on Mar 20, 2022, all at Bandsintown. Read more.
Hilton Head Islands Wine & Food Festival – Craft Beers at the Beach
Ribbon Cutting: Bella Mias Cucina Italiana Hosted By Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce. The event starts on Wednesday at 04:00 pm at Richmond Hill., … Read more.
Hilton Head Islands Wine & Food Festival – Craft Beers at the Beach
Ribbon Cutting: Bella Mias Cucina Italiana Hosted By Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce. The event starts on Wednesday at 04:00 pm at Richmond Hill., … Read more.
Camp Purim
Camp Purim Hosted By Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance. Event starts on Sunday, 20 March 2022 and happening at Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Camp Purim
Camp Purim Hosted By Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance. Event starts on Sunday, 20 March 2022 and happening at Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Savannah Veg Fest 2022! – Parkbench
Savannah Veg Fest 2022! Read more.
Savannah Veg Fest 2022! – Parkbench
Savannah Veg Fest 2022! Read more.
Disney On Ice presents Dream Big
Disney On Ice presents Dream Big . Event starts on Sunday, 20 March 2022 and happening at Enmarket Arena, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Disney On Ice presents Dream Big
Disney On Ice presents Dream Big . Event starts on Sunday, 20 March 2022 and happening at Enmarket Arena, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.

Monday

Southeast Disc Dogs Benefit Golf Tournament
Southeast Disc Dogs Benefit Golf Tournament To support the Savannah Kennel Club in procuring a Pet Disaster Relief Trailer for Low Country. Read more.
Southeast Disc Dogs Benefit Golf Tournament
Southeast Disc Dogs Benefit Golf Tournament To support the Savannah Kennel Club in procuring a Pet Disaster Relief Trailer for Low Country. Read more.
Drag Bingo at Club One! — Daily & Private Walking Tours of Savannah
Blair Williams and Treyla Trash will be calling balls at 6:30PM! Doors open at 5PM! Read more.
Drag Bingo at Club One! — Daily & Private Walking Tours of Savannah
Blair Williams and Treyla Trash will be calling balls at 6:30PM! Doors open at 5PM! Read more.
The Savannah Philharmonic Announces the Ben Tucker Instrument Library and Instrument Donation Drive
Check out the latest community post from one of your neighbors. (The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.) Read more.
The Savannah Philharmonic Announces the Ben Tucker Instrument Library and Instrument Donation Drive
Check out the latest community post from one of your neighbors. (The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.) Read more.

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