The first of nine production days in downtown Savannah began for the Spongebob Squarepants movie. Residents and business owners got a taste of what the next week will be like. Several streets and sidewalks were closed. Some people reported minor inconveniences. But the overall mood was one of a spectacle.
Many Georgians now in positions of power attended the 1963 March on Washington 50 years ago today. Their memories are as diverse as they are. In Savannah, Mayor Edna Jackson sees a direct link between the march and what she now does as her daily job.
Savannah city officials have given a new lease on life to an economic development agency they all but dismantled two years ago. The city-funded but state-chartered Development and Renewal Authority was credited with revitalizing sections of historic downtown Savannah. One board member says he wants the agency to return to creating a downtown master plan.