The Georgia Water Coalition has released its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of water quality issues. The list highlights what environmental groups consider to be the issues most urgently demanding action. This is the third annual list. There are some new and some old issues on it.
A key state senator says he supports changing a law that limits the amount of development on state-owned Jekyll Island. Perry State Senator Russ Tolleson says the proposal has broad support from both environmental groups and the park's state-appointed managers.
At the nation marks 50 years since the March on Washington, it's worth taking time to note the foot soldiers who fought for change locally. In coastal Brunswick, the story of how the city integrated -- peacefully and with little notice until after the fact -- is not well known. GPB presents this archive story from 2008.
Savannah Technical College is serving one of the coastal area's largest employers with a new aviation training center. State and local officials were on hand this week to open a nearly $7 million classroom, hangar and lab facility. It will train graduates to work at jet manufacturer Gulfstream Aerospace.
Crews are searching for a teenager who disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean near a sandbar off St. Simons Island along the Georgia coast. The Brunswick News reports that 16-year-old Treyus Coleman has been missing since Sunday evening, when the tide began coming in and the water began to rise. Treyus stepped off the open ocean side of the sandbar, went under the water and did not resurface.
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.
Conservationists are on the lookout for endangered right whales arriving along the southern Atlantic coast, where the giant sea mammals migrate each winter to give birth to their calves. Federal and state wildlife officials closely monitor the waters off Georgia and Florida during the calving season from mid-November to April 1.