Georgia ports officials have agreed to lower the amount they want to deepen Savannah's harbor. The new depth is one of many changes in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's final harbor deepening report issued today. The report took 15 years to complete and details every aspect of the project.
Backers of an online effort to pick a presidential candidate say, they have enough signatures to get their nominee on Georgia's November ballot. Americans Elect spokeswoman Elena Wachtel says, the group gathered about 100,000 signatures, about twice what they need to ensure their candidate is listed when Georgians vote for president this year.
Chatham County school officials are turning over alternative education to an Illinois-based company next year. The current school, Scott Learning Center, enrolls about 500 students with discipline problems each year. The private company combines traditional face-to-face classroom instruction with computer driven activities in a model called blended learning.
A new computer system is helping a state agency collect more fines. The State Board of Workers Compensation used to rely on complaints and random inspections. Now, they're also checking computer databases.
Georgia lawmakers are limiting the number of commercial crabbing licenses state Department of Natural Resources officials distribute. Under the bill, the DNR will cut the number of licenses from 138 to 100 starting in May of next year. Brunswick State Representative Alex Atwood sponsored the legislation to help a struggling blue crab population.
A Savannah congregation is asking the nation's highest court to hear its case in the fight for ownership of Georgia's "Mother Church." After separating from the Episcopal Dicoese four-years-ago, the congregation of Christ Church fought and lost a lawsuit. Georgia's Supreme Court ruled, the $3 million downtown Savannah sanctuary belonged to the Episcopal Diocese.
An administrative law judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Ogeechee Riverkeeper over a massive fish kill last year. The The non-profit sought to overturn an agreement between state officials and a textile mill. The Riverkeeper says, the fish kill harmed its members.
Voters in 39 Georgia communities will decide [Tuesday] whether to allow Sunday alcohol sales. Rome, Marietta and LaGrange are some of the municipalities voting on Sunday beer, wine and liquor sales. It's a decision already made in Savannah, where voters approved Sunday sales after state lawmakers left the matter up to local voters last year.