In a session that was meant to be easy, breezy and controversy-free, the state Legislature is sure having its share of hiccups. First, it was the storm dubbed ‘SnowJam’ at the end of January when two inches of snow ground the state’s capital city to a halt, in part because it appears lawmakers were slow to take the storm seriously and coordinate the appropriate response. Now a bill filed by a freshman Republican lawmaker has become, in the words of Uncle Billy from the film “It’s A Wonderful Life,” a “squall” that’s “shaping up into a storm.”
Schools, libraries and other public buildings in Savannah's Chatham County now have binders showing area sex offenders. Authorities delivered photos of more than 400 sex offenders to more than 100 public places. A new state law requires all sheriffs to have sex offender information in print -- not just online.