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Oct. 31 - SCPS reports 5 killed on South Carolina roads

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

October 31, 2017 - The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of five persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, October 27, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, October 29, at midnight.

  • Interstates: 1
  • US routes, SC roads and secondary roads: 4
  • County roads: 0
  • Seat belt used: 1
  • Seat belt not used: 3
  • Seat belt unknown: 0
  • Seat belt not applicable: 1 – pedestrian

As of October 29, 796 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 842 highway deaths during the same time period in 2016. Of the 534 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2017, 259 were not wearing seat belts.

Through midnight October 29, 122 pedestrians have died compared to 118 in 2016; 100 motorcyclists have died compared to 127 in 2016; and 16 bicyclists have died compared to 21 in 2016 on state roads and highways.

hese numbers are preliminary and are based on fatal collisions compiled by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety as of midnight October 29, 2017.

 

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Oct. 2 - NRAM Collision Center Collects Donations for Puerto Rico

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

October 2, 2017 - NRAM Collision Center, owned by Peacock Automotive, will collect donations for disaster relief efforts to help the citizens of Puerto Rico. A 53-foot trailer was brought to the Collision Center, located on S.C. 170 in Ridgeland, S.C., and will be available for community members to deliver donations until Thursday, Oct. 12.

Wish list items for this donation drive include nonperishable foods, general medical supplies, flashlights, batteries, bug repellent, garbage bags, camping cots, canned dog and cat food, gas generators, and hygiene items. Cash donations will also be accepted.

Joanie Iaco, NRAM Collision Center manager said, “One of our technicians at the Collision Center, Pedro Coriano, has three family members who lost their homes in Puerto Rico. At Peacock Automotive, we support all of our team members and their families, and we hope the community will rally to support this cause as well.”

The donation collection is being organized by Coriano’s church, El Santuario De Savannah. This container is one of eight placed around Savannah and Hilton Head. Once filled, the trailer will be shipped to Puerto Rico through the Port of Savannah.

The former New River Auto Mall, established in 2002, is doing business as “Peacock Auto Mall.” As part of the Peacock Auto Mall, the NRAM Collision Center will be rebranding to Peacock Collision Center later this month. The street address is 1667 N. Okatie Highway, Ridgeland, S.C., 29936.

For more information on the donation drive, and for a full list of shipping container locations, visit https://www.facebook.com/iglesiaelsantuariodesavannah/

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Oct. 11 - Palmetto Goodwill Partners with American Red Cross to Provide Clothing Vouchers to Hurricane Matthew Victims

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

October 11, 2016 -  Palmetto Goodwill is working with local chapters of the American Red Cross to provide help to those affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Goodwill will be providing vouchers worth $35 that can be used to purchase clothing and shoes. Vouchers can be redeemed at any Palmetto Goodwill retail store location. Please note that the Goodwill stores located in Hilton Head and Florence are closed due to damage from the storm.

To begin the process to obtain a voucher, please call the Red Cross at (800) 768-8048.

For those looking to help their neighbors, Palmetto Goodwill is accepting disaster donations of clothing, furniture and other household goods at all local Goodwill stores. Donations will help hurricane survivors replace the contents of their homes and help them get their lives back on track.

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Jan. 30 - group46 accepts Hilton Head Chamber of Commerce’s Start-Up of the Year Award

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

January 30, 2017 - After hard work and unrelenting dedication in growing the business since their opening in 2014, group46 has been recognized by the community as the Hilton Head Island- Bluffton Chamber of Commerce’s Start-Up of the Year award for 2016.

“I am ecstatic to accept this award on behalf on the group46 team. I know I can speak for all of us when I say that we are very proud of our growth, and we are looking forward to our future opportunities.” says founding partner, Ryan Lockhart.

A panel of judges selected group46 as the Chamber’s 2016 Start-Up of the Year, based off the company’s ever-increasing success, positive community impact and unparalleled creative-edge in modern communications. This award was announced at the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Ball on Saturday, January 28.

With offerings in branding, advertising, digital, consulting and public relations, group46 is combined of a diverse collection of experienced marketing and digital professionals who have a passion in crafting smart, inspired, tangible results.

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Sept. 7 – CenterPoint acquires more than 500,000 sq. ft. on 34 acres near Charleston Port.

PHOTO:  Aerial view of newly acquired property

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

September 7, 2016 - CenterPoint has announced a major acquistion of multiple buildings in the region, located at 5801 N. Rhett Avenue in Hanahan, South Carolina. Chris Norvell of HFF represented the seller in the transaction, while Peter Fennelly and Simons Johnson of Colliers International and Chad Vande Zande of the Boerke Company represented CenterPoint.

“The North Rhett acquisition is a strategic opportunity for CenterPoint to acquire and reposition highly-functional, infill, rail-served assets located in close proximity to the Port of Charleston,”  according to PJ Charlton, Senior Vice President of Investments at CenterPoint.

The buildings are located on 34 acres with the first building totaling 313,343 SF and the second totaling 197,959 SF. The portfolio is in close proximity to the North Charleston Terminal at the Port of Charleston, the CSX rail yard, the Norfolk Southern Intermodal Yard and within two miles of I-26, I-526 and the Charleston International Airport.

Project features include 44 overhead doors, T-5 lighting, ESFR sprinklers and 6.3 acres of excess land for either trailer parking or potential building expansion.

“The Port of Charleston is one of the fastest growing ports in the country,” said Charlton. “It is exciting to expand our East Coast Portfolio with buildings that offer the logistics advantages of ports, rail and highway.”

The acquisition brings CenterPoint’s East Coast portfolio to 10.5 Million square feet across 67 buildings.

CenterPoint Properties is focused on the development, acquisition and management of industrial property and transportation infrastructure that enhances business and government supply chain efficiency. The company invests in major coastal and inland port logistics markets anchoring North America’s principal freight lanes. CenterPoint‘s portfolio includes 54.9 Million square feet and 3,146 acres under development in the company’s integrated intermodal industrial parks, including in the Savannah metro area.

The company’s website is www.centerpoint.com.

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