Savannah is not quite the greatest Southern town. At least according to Garden & Gun Magazine’s “Southern Towns” bracket. The March-Madness style online contest started off with 32 Southern towns. This week, Savannah made it into the Final Four, and then the final two as it faced off against Franklin, Tennessee. Friday, the magazine announced Savannah lost in the championship round to Franklin. Plenty of online voters in Georgia were disappointed (including us here at GPB), but it was all friendly competition in the name of online fun. Sarah McCammon, GPB’s Savannah Bureau Chief, talked to Kim Alexander, digital media director for Garden & Gun, about the contest, the results, and the #SouthernTowns buzz on social media.
Mexican and Guatemalan laborers probably won’t see any of the back pay they’re owed by a Franklin-based forestry contractor. A federal Judge in Atlanta this week ordered Eller and Sons Trees, Inc. to pay $11.8 million to the guest workers, but neither side thinks that will happen.