Savannah City Council is looking to reevaluate some parameters for the 2013 St. Patrick's Day Parade. As the parade and event get larger, council members are wondering if the growing size will turn visitors away.
Savannah officials are still hearing complaints about Comcast. The city's cable monopoly has come under scrutiny this year for its poor customer service. Three months ago, city officials said the company had adequately addressed more than 350 complaints.
The state Supreme Court has ordered a new hearing in a case heard by a judge who resigned in early May amid an ethics probe. Justices ruled former Coweta Chief Judge William Lee shouldn't have presided in a trial that pitted Savannah taxpayers against city contractors. The jury ordered the city to pay the contractors $17 million.
Georgia's ports officials have serious concerns about the possibility of a cruise ship terminal at their Savannah dock. The city recently paid a consultant $50,000 to create a feasibility study on how Savannah could start welcoming cruise ships. The study's top recommendation was a temporary cruise ship terminal at the Georgia Ports Authority.
Savannah is bracing for hundreds of thousands of partiers this week. The coastal city hosts the nation's second-largest Saint-Patrick's Day festival and in recent years has been easing up on some crowd control measures. For the first time in 12 years, partiers won't have to buy a special wristband to drink alcohol on the waterfront.