Thu., April 4, 2013 4:50pm
Members of Savannah's City Council are making permanent a temporary choice they made last year about one of the city's most powerful positions. The council selected interim city manager Stephanie Cutter to run the city government permanently. Cutter has guided the city through a series of minor crises and garnered praise from business leaders.
Fri., January 25, 2013 1:00pm
After three shootings in three days on Savannah's south side, Mayor Edna Jackson on Thursday pleaded with residents to help police to identity suspects.
Wed., December 5, 2012 10:00am
Mayors from across southeast Georgia are coming to Savannah bearing gifts for patients at Georgia Regional Hospital. It’s part of a Christmas tradition started by Gov. Ernest Vandiver in 1958.
Fri., June 15, 2012 3:51pm
Cities and counties are renegotiating the terms of a tax that almost every Georgian pays. All but a handful of Georgia counties have a penny sales tax called LOST. It goes into city and county budgets to offset property taxes. But every ten years, cities and counties have to renegotiate how the taxes are split up based on new Census data.
Thu., December 29, 2011 6:16pm
Voters in Albany and Savannah elected female mayors this year. They join Columbus and Athens as major Georgia cities led by women.
Wed., December 7, 2011 1:38am
The election of Edna Jackson as Savannah mayor signifies continuity with the outgoing administration. She had the support of current mayor Otis Johnson, who couldn't run for re-election because of term limits. She also had the support of the chamber of commerce, major unions and the city's daily newspaper.
Mon., December 5, 2011 2:26pm
Polls will open Tuesday in a run-off election to determine who will lead the port city. Attorney Jeff Felser and retired university administrator Edna Jackson are the candidates. Lacking specifics and running in a non-partisan race, the campaigns have focused largely on the candidates reputations as they responded to a tumutuous period in city politics.
Thu., December 1, 2011 6:00am
Savannah residents will go to the polls on December 6th to determine which of two sitting City Council members will lead the coastal city for the next four years. GPB's Savannah reporter Orlando Montoya spoke with both candidates and presents their interviews in two posts. In both interviews, candidates Jeff Felser and Edna Jackson take questions for about 20 minutes.
Wed., November 9, 2011 2:08am
Two members of Savannah City Council will duke it out in a run off next month to determine the city's next mayor. Six candidates were on the ballot Tuesday but none received a majority of votes. City voters put retired college administrator Edna Jackson first and attorney Jeff Felser second.
Thu., November 3, 2011 4:00pm
Georgia's main port city will get a new mayor next year. Voters in Savannah will go to the polls on Tuesday to decide which of six candidates will replace Otis Johnson, barred from a third term in office. The city is a player in the state's logistics and tourism sectors, but candidates have focused on setting themselves apart from City Hall's recent past.