Wed., September 5, 2012 10:33am
The Navy has informed the Federal Aviation Administration that it wants a small Georgia airport moved amid concerns that airplanes and skydivers pose a threat to security at a key U.S. submarine base on the coast.
Tue., August 28, 2012 9:00am
The Navy has called for the relocation of the St. Mary's Airport after two skydivers who took off from the airport landed inside the perimeter of Kings Naval Submarine Base.
Fri., August 24, 2012 9:17am
Airport officials in St. Marys have decided to revoke the license of a skydiving business operating there after two skydivers missed the airfield along Georgia's coast and landed on a high-security submarine base less than three miles away.
Fri., July 6, 2012 7:32am
Health officials in Camden County are urging residents to take precautions after a bat tested positive for rabies in St. Marys.
Mon., February 27, 2012 11:00am
A group of south Georgia leaders is pushing to establish a third state-run ocean port on the St. Marys River that forms the border with Florida. Supporters say a new port offers the prospect of new jobs in an area where unemployment is high.
Fri., February 17, 2012 1:00pm
Residents in coastal St. Marys plan on celebrating their city's role in the War of 1812 this Saturday. The area saw Georgia's only battle in the war often called America's Second War of Independence. Event organizer Cheri Richter says, she hopes this is the start of a three year tourism push related the war.
Mon., September 26, 2011 3:53pm
Some local governments are issuing moratoriums on on so-called "sweepstakes centers." The centers call themselves "internet cafes" and offer prizes for games. Law enforcement officials call them "stealth casinos." The coastal City of St. Marys passed a local ordinance limiting them.
Tue., July 12, 2011 4:43pm
National Park Service officials say, they won't let people stay in historic homes on Cumberland Island. Leasing the homes is a point of contention at the National Seashore. Wilderness advocates want fewer people living on the island. Historic preservationists, however, worry, the Park Service doesn't have the resources to keep the homes in good condition.
Thu., April 28, 2011 3:29pm
Federal fisheries managers have cancelled plans to ban bottom-fishing off Georgia's coast. The plan effectively would have closed many commercial fishing operations in a bid to save the over-fished red snapper. But some fishermen still aren't happy.
Thu., March 3, 2011 5:14pm
Tybee Island is expecting customed revelers this weekend for its third annual Mardis Gras festival. Organizers started the event to attract visitors in what can be the beach's cold and dreary off-season. The festival already has filled up some hotels.