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Savannah’s Plant Riverside District becoming a prime destination
After spending eight years and $375 million to transform an abandoned power plant into an eclectic entertainment district on Savannah’s River Street, Richard C. Kessler was eager to learn how his project would be received.
The answer came emphatically from a young mother and her daughter, gleefully enjoying a colorful children’s play fountain that sent bursts of water more than 10 feet into the air.
REALITY TV STAR SHEP ROSE PENS MEMOIR
Southern Charm star Shep Rose has a successful reality television gig where life always seems to be a party, he was raised in Sea Pines and he comes from a supportive upper-class family. On the surface, he’s the kind of guy internet finger-waggers love to hate.
But the real story is a little deeper, and definitely more fun.
SONYA GRANT OPENS BUSINESS TO PROMOTE GULLAH HERITAGE FOR YOUNGER GENERATION
Sonya Grant didn’t plan on emerging as a younger voice for the spirited and rich history of the Gullah culture.
The Hilton Head resident launched Gullah Ts N’ Tings on June 2 — her 32nd birthday — seeking to sell her collection of Gullah-inspired T-shirts, sweatshirts and custom accessories.
FORT HOWELL GIVES VISITORS A VIEW OF THE CIVIL WAR
On Nov. 7, 1861, some 20,000 Union forces charged ashore on Hilton Head Island only to find that all Confederate fighters and white civilians had fled inland. The island was soon to become the United States’ Southern military headquarters for the duration of the war.
About a year later, Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchel decided to create Mitchelville, a town run entirely by, and for, formerly enslaved island residents. And in late summer 1864, members of the 32nd U.S. Colored Infantry Regiment and the 144th New York Infantry hand built Fort Howell, a hulking earthworks fort, to protect the new town.
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
The 2021 rankings are in, and Hilton Head Prep is leading the way in education — just as it has since its founding in 1965. According to the Best Schools Rankings list from Niche, Prep is the No. 1 private K-12 school in Beaufort County, the No. 1 boarding school in the state, the No 1. college prep school in the state, the No. 2 private K-12 school in South Carolina, and in the top 14% of all K-12 private schools nationwide. It all starts with Prep’s faculty — who average 20 years of experience and two-thirds have advanced degrees — and the administration, with more than 30 years of experience, on average — delivering Prep’s rigorous college prep curriculum, a strong arts and athletics program along with community service and character education. But here’s what matters more than the numbers: Faculty and staff members are passionate about learning and love the kids they teach.