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., March 6, 2013 5:35pm
Cities and counties have to split local option sales taxes every 10 years based on several criteria including population. But Chatham County and its 7 municipalities couldn't reach a deal last year and opted to go to court. Three days into the trial that began Monday, both sides apparently decided they didn't want a judge to choose between their proposals.
Mon., March 4, 2013 4:30am
Chatham County and its seven municipalities are going to court today to argue over how to split more than $500 million worth of tax revenue. Negotiations broke down last year over how the divide local option sales taxes - known as the LOST. Now it'll be up to a judge to decide a case that will affect property taxes and local budgets.
Fri., March 1, 2013 4:30pm
Savannah's iconic Eugene Talmadge Bridge won't be getting a new name this year. State lawmakers are dropping a plan to rename the bridge that towers over Savannah. The span's moniker has been contentious for decades.
Tue., October 2, 2012 3:31pm
Savannah City Council could decide on Thursday whether to keep the city's top administrator. Rochelle Small-Toney became the city's first African American city manager in a racially charged debate last year.
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.
Fri., March 30, 2012 5:39pm
A liquified natural gas importer announced today, it's withdrawing an application to restart trucking operations on Georgia's Elba Island. The decision by El Paso Corporation ends a two-year effort to move the hazardous fuel through the streets of Savannah, near schools, homes and hospitals.
Thu., March 15, 2012 3:34pm
The mayor of Savannah says she's chosen not to challenge the tradition of an all-male Irish society that didn't invite her to its upcoming 200th banquet. The Savannah Morning News reports that Mayor Pro Tem Van Johnson will attend instead of Mayor Edna Jackson because of the no-women rule.
Tue., March 13, 2012 4:00pm
Savannah's mayor says she got to lobby President Barack Obama for his support on deepening the city's bustling seaport. Mayor Edna Jackson was among 14 city leaders who met with Obama on Monday in Washington, where they're attending a conference of the National League of Cities.