The deadliest storm in Georgia history struck the state 120 years ago Tuesday. The 1893 hurricane killed about 2,000 people. But it also was one of the last big storms to hit Georgia. A forecaster says most coastal residents today have no memory of what a similar storm could do.
Georgia's environmental chief says he wants to continue talks with South Carolina over saltwater intrusion on the coast. A committee for years has been discussing ways to stop a saltwater plume that's contaminating wells near Savannah. But the committee hasn't met in months and South Carolina officials are calling more loudly for action.
A new study reinforces economic ties between Savannah and the city's closest neighbors in South Carolina. The analysis looked in depth at the business climate in the Palmetto State's Beaufort and Jasper Counties. Beaufort's Lowcountry Economic Alliance paid for the report.
South Carolina ports officials are walking away from a proposed port project with Georgia for the second time this year. The fight over the planned jointly-run Jasper Ocean Terminal on the Savannah River comes as federal funding for Savannah harbor deepening looks more likely. A Georgia official calls new South Carolina demands "a game."
A member of the South Carolina state ports authority board is urging people not to read too much into a new pair of political appointments. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley recently appointed two new members. Neither of them are from the Beaufort area, near Savannah.