Same-sex couples in Georgia spent May Day applying for marriage licenses. Their goal was to be turned down under the state’s gay marriage ban. The couples posted photos of their denial paperwork on social media with the hashtag #MayDayGAEquality.
A proposal for Chatham County to take over Hutchinson Island from the City of Savannah is on hold until county and city officials can meet to discuss the idea. State Rep. Ron Stephens (R-Savannah) tells GPB that plans to submit legislation to de-annex Hutchinson Island from the city are "in limbo" until city and Chatham County officials can work out their differences.
Living in the South might condition you to endure some pretty serious summer heat...but driving on ice may not be a skill you've honed. The safest advice is just to stay home. Clayton Scott, Chatham County’s Emergency Management Director, says the storm has been much milder in the Savannah area than he’d feared, but black ice is still a threat. That's because, like the name suggests, you can't see it. He spoke with GPB Savannah Bureau Chief Sarah McCammon about how to drive on ice - if you must.
Officials in coastal Chatham County are debating whether to erect a memorial to a slain policeman. Officer Mark MacPhail was gunned down in 1989. The execution of his convicted killer, Troy Davis, made international headlines two years ago. County commissioner Helen Stone wants a monument where officer MacPhail died at a Savannah bus station, but officials say this would set a bad precedent.
A one-percent sales tax survived controversies in Chatham County yesterday. Voters handily approved another round of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. That's despite vocal opposition for building a new arena.
Chatham County officials have boosted funding for mosquito testing over concerns about the West Nile virus. There have been a high number of West Nile virus carriers, an issue that may have been triggered by this year's unusually heavy rainfall.