Savannah's Chatham County is going back to "square one" when it comes to studies of a controversial hotel project. County commissioners are funding a new round of analysis into the feasibility of a convention hotel.
California environmental activist Erin Brockovich says she's starting an investigation into the health of the Ogeechee River. An estimated 38,000 fish died in the Southeast Georgia river last year. Area residents blame a Screven County textile plant and lax environmental regulators.
Savannah residents are gearing up for downtown disruptions but also a financial windfall because of a marathon in the city Saturday. The second ever Rock and Roll Marathon will bring about 17-thousand runners to the coast.
An Indianapolis-based educational foundation is giving $600,000 to three Savannah higher education institutions. The Lumina Foundation is aiming to double the number of Latino students enrolling in and completing college in a four county area.
School lunches recently got their biggest update in 15 years thanks to new guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The rules now set limits on calories and salt. They phase in whole grains and require at least one vegetable or fruit per meal.
The Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission this week approved a zoning ordinance amendment that would allow homeowners in unincorporated parts of the county to keep a limited number of chickens, bees and other livestock on their property regardless of zoning classification.
Officials in Savannah's Chatham County hope a mediator will resolve negotiations over how to split up a local sales tax. The county and its seven municipalities have until August 12th to agree on a formula to split up its 1% Local Option Sales Tax. At issue is about $600 million in potential tax revenue.