JetBlue flew its first flight into Savannah Thursday morning. Local officials were on the plane from New York's JFK airport. The dignitaries hailed the discount airline's arrival as a boost for local business and tourism.
Georgians and state officials have been watching developments in the Boston Marathon manhunt closely. Governor Nathan Deal addressed security concerns while at a bill signing Friday morning. Investigators say the two suspects in the bombings are American immigrants from Chechnya, a small republic near Russia.
GPB has compiled Georgians' social media reaction to Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon. People across the state expressed support for victims and the people of Massachusetts. Below you'll see a sampling of responses from politicians and concerned citizens.
Tuesday runners met at each of the Big Peach Running Company Stores to run a "Mile of Silence" in honor of those affected by the Boston Marathon Bombings. “Oh, it was awful,” lamented store manager Katie Price, who said store employees watched the live coverage of the race on television. “I mean, we had a lot of people from Big Peach up there… They were working the marathon, so you’re just kind of… surreal. Just, it hit too close to home.”
There are no known threats to Georgia after Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon, according to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. Spokeswoman Crystal Paulk-Buchanan tells GPB state authorities have been in touch with the Federal Department of Homeland Security and the Boston Fusion Center, who say it’s early in the investigation.
Members of Congress are calling the bombings at the Boston Marathon acts of terrorism and vowing to bring the perpetrators to justice. Texas Republican Michael McCaul, the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, says the question is whether the terrorism is foreign or domestic.
The chatty mechanics on NPR's "Car Talk" are pulling in to the garage. Tom and Ray Magliozzi said Friday they will stop making new episodes of their comic auto advice show at the end of September, 25 years after "Car Talk" began in Boston. The show airs every Saturday morning and is National Public Radio's most popular program.