When the dust starts flying in the state legislature next month, Savannah lawmakers will be kicking up sand. They're making beach renourishment one of their priorities. That's because the beach at Tybee Island is eroding. And that's not good for tourism.
Tybee Island officials have been receiving lots of negative feedback about a proposal to track visitors with cameras. The beachfront city is considering recording the license plate numbers of all the cars going on and off the island. But Mayor Jason Buelterman says officials may reconsider in light of public opinion.
Tybee Island has its first public school in 25 years. The Tybee Island Maritime Academy is changing the image of this beachfront community. It's attracting students from around the country and around the block.
Many Georgians now in positions of power attended the 1963 March on Washington 50 years ago today. Their memories are as diverse as they are. In Savannah, Mayor Edna Jackson sees a direct link between the march and what she now does as her daily job.
Tybee Island officials say they're repairing a sewer line after thousands of gallons of raw sewage spilled for the second time in two weeks. Mayor Jason Buelterman said crews patched up part of a leaking sewer line Saturday morning and the city plans to replace the entire main. Officials say about 37 feet of iron pipe is going to be replaced.
State environmental officials say about 90,000 gallons of sewage has spilled into the ocean off the Tybee Island coast. Officials from the Environmental Protection Division say the spill is linked to a sewage line that ruptured Monday and has since been repaired.
Federal officials are working to determine whether the Fort Pulaski Bridge in coastal Georgia is safe to reopen after it was hit by a shrimp boat. Strong winds pushed a boat into the bridge Wednesday, prompting authorities to close the span for an inspection.
A State Senator from the Georgia coast on Monday announced plans to follow Jack Kingston into the U-S House. Buddy Carter of Pooler says he has the name recognition to get past what could become a crowded field of Republican candidates to run in the GOP-leaning 1st Congressional District. Kingston last week announced he's running for the US Senate, making his seat open for the first time in 20 years.
The man who shot a viral video showing the beach on Tybee Island littered with trash last year says he hopes that he won't be making a sequel this weekend. The video was shot after Orange Crush, an informally-arranged spring break mainly for African-American college students. This year's Orange Crush is Saturday.