Culinary students are taking over a money-losing state-owned restaurant on Jekyll Island. College of Coastal Georgia will be sending culinary students to operate Fins on the Beach. A Jekyll Island Authority official says the concept will take the profit pressure off the state.
An Armstrong Atlantic State University economics professor says he thinks next year will be the first since the 2007 recession in which construction employment inches up in the Savannah area. Michael Toma says local companies poised for growth include business and professional services like marketing and web design.
The state Board of Regents has approved $2 million in renovations for the College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick. The board included $2 million for the work in its 2014 capital budget request for the renovation the school's Academic Commons South building.
The College of Coastal Georgia has announced a new scholarship to help students amid state cuts to HOPE funds. Coastal Georgia has some of the lowest tuition costs in the state, and the $1000 scholarships will likely cover the 10% cuts to HOPE scholarships.