Mon., April 15, 2013 3:00am
Extreme temperatures and fungal disease destroyed over a third of last year's Vidalia onion crop. But farmers across Georgia's 20 county Vidalia growing region are hopeful about this year's harvest. Vidalias are Georgia's third most profitable agricultural product just behind peanuts and pecans.
Fri., April 12, 2013 4:00pm
The man who shot a viral video showing the beach on Tybee Island littered with trash last year says he hopes that he won't be making a sequel this weekend. The video was shot after Orange Crush, an informally-arranged spring break mainly for African-American college students. This year's Orange Crush is Saturday.
Wed., April 10, 2013 4:24pm
The President's budget proposes $1.2 million for Savannah harbor expansion. That's a small fraction of the project's $650 million total cost and the $100 million that state officials were expecting in the budget documents presented Wednesday. States are racing to deepen their harbors for bigger ships.
Wed., April 10, 2013 3:00pm
About 8,000 Georgians with new disabilities have been unable to receive training needed to get a job. Georgia's Vocational Rehabilitation Agency has been experiencing severe budget cuts since October. Now the programs require the newly disabled to go on a waiting list to receive the training they need to match their skills with jobs.
Mon., April 8, 2013 2:05pm
Georgia Congressman Doug Collins has started a caucus in the US House to reform the US Army Corps of Engineers. Collins says the bureaucracy in many federal construction projects has made the Corps fiscally irresponsible and inefficient.
Fri., April 5, 2013 12:00pm
The CEO of a struggling South Georgia hospital says it must partner with a larger institution or shut the doors. Evans Memorial Hospital in Claxton this week announced an agreement with the larger Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. C-E-O Martha Tatum says the partnership will keep the rural facility under local control while finding savings in Savannah-based personnel.
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.
Wed., April 3, 2013 3:15pm
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson was in Savannah Wednesday to update port officials on the progress of federal funding for the Savannah harbor expansion project. Earlier in the week, he attended the Atlanta Braves opening day with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. On the prospect of port funding, he was loaded with baseball metaphors.
Tue., April 2, 2013 3:49pm
Savannah city officials have given a new lease on life to an economic development agency they all but dismantled two years ago. The city-funded but state-chartered Development and Renewal Authority was credited with revitalizing sections of historic downtown Savannah. One board member says he wants the agency to return to creating a downtown master plan.
Mon., April 1, 2013 3:16pm
A coastal-area landowner has agreed to restore several square miles of wetlands after he built illegal roads and ditches on them. Glynn County resident Wayne Hutcheson built the roads to access his property better. But he didn't have the state and federal approval that's required any time development affects protected marshes.