Thu., February 10, 2011 11:39pm
In a pair of 5-4 votes, Savannah City Council members showed that they remain bitterly divided over who should become the city's next chief executive. The split has exposed racial tensions in the city. The votes also present no clear path forward for resolving a long-simmering issue.
Thu., January 27, 2011 5:38pm
Savannah officials are in Atlanta to lobby state lawmakers for coastal projects. But along with them is an ugly rift. Savannah City Council divided along racial lines in a vote to name two finalists for the city's chief executive job.
Wed., January 26, 2011 3:14pm
Engineers have found that parts of the Savannah Riverwalk extension are unstable, and the Savannah City Council plans to review a consultant's report that outlines the concerns.
Thu., December 30, 2010 11:08pm
A much-debated ban on smoking in virtually all public indoor places will go into effect in Savannah with the new year. Mayor Otis Johnson pushed for the measure as part of a health campaing. Bar employees complained about the proposal when it first came up but now are adapting to the ordinance.
Fri., October 22, 2010 3:34pm
The City of Savannah has taken a move that's being hailed by gay activists. The City Council unanimously approved a measure offering health care and other benefits to domestic partners of city employees. That means, if one-partner in a same-sex relationship works for the city government, the same-sex couple enjoys the same benefits as legally married workers.
Thu., September 30, 2010 3:28pm
Savannah city officials say, they're very upset with a proposal to truck liquified natural gas through the city. The El Paso company wants to put trucks filled with LNG on city streets to get the hazardous material from its ocean terminal on the Savannah River. Right now, it's only piped.
Fri., August 27, 2010 4:21pm
Savannah City Council voted Thursday to ban smoking in all bars, restaurants, and other public buildings. The new ordinance takes effect January 1st and will require smokers to keep 10 feet from business entrances.
Thu., August 12, 2010 5:26pm
Savannah City Council members want to make sure no one's put out of business by a new smoking ban. Savannah is poised to ban smoking at all bars and restaurants in weeks or months. But at a meeting , council members expressed concern over a handful of tobacco-related businesses, including a just-opened hookah lounge.
Mon., June 28, 2010 2:39pm
Only a handful of Georgia cities ban smoking at all bars and restaurants. The City currently follows state law and allows smoking at bars if they don't hire minors. Restaurants must have separate smoking sections.
Wed., March 10, 2010 4:32pm
Mayor Otis Johnson returns from a trip to Austria with a deal that could br