Tue., July 31, 2012 12:00pm
Officials in Savannah's Chatham County hope a mediator will resolve negotiations over how to split up a local sales tax. The county and its seven municipalities have until August 12th to agree on a formula to split up its 1% Local Option Sales Tax. At issue is about $600 million in potential tax revenue.
Mon., July 30, 2012 11:32am
Georgia wildlife officials say they're seeing a sea turtle baby boom on the state's beaches. More than 2,000 turtle nests have been counted this year along Georgia's 100-mile coast.
Fri., June 15, 2012 4:12pm
Visitors to Georgia's largest public beach will soon have to pay more to park closest to the sand and surf. Tybee Island's City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to raise parking rates at its two beachfront parking lots from $1.50 to $2 per hour. City officials say the extra money is needed to help pay for keeping the beach clean and staffed with lifeguards.
Tue., May 29, 2012 10:40am
Tybee Island is one of 26 places competing in America's Best Small Towns, which is sponsored by USA Today and Rand McNally. The original pool included 650 towns across America. Tybee is specifically competing in the “Most Beautiful” subcategory. It’s facing off against Jim Thorpe, Pa., Bardstown, Ky., and Sedona, Ariz.
Fri., May 25, 2012 12:00pm
New rules for dogs on St. Simons Island are drawing both cheers and jeers from dog lovers. On the one hand, Glynn County officials are banning dogs on the island's beach this summer when the sand is most popular, during the day. On the other hand, they're giving dog owners the discretion to unleash their dogs and let them roam free in the mornings and evenings.
Tue., May 8, 2012 1:00pm
A two-year project on Tybee Island will prioritize and address the barrier island's vulnerabilities to counteract increased flooding from the Atlantic Ocean.
Fri., February 10, 2012 4:00pm
New signs soon will be directing motorists traveling to Tybee Island to use a new route. They now tell people to take US 80 through Savannah. This spring, the state Department of Transporation will move the signs to usher motorists on Interstate 16.
Fri., December 2, 2011 9:24am
Tybee Island is seeking an additional $90,000 to complete a geothermal heating and cooling system for its city hall. Officials said once the project is completed, the community's geothermal system is expected to reduce energy use and save money.
Sat., September 24, 2011 7:10am
The Tybee City Council has agreed to move trick-or-treating on the island to Saturday, Oct. 29 because the traditional date falls on a Monday. The change was requested by residents of a single street. But Lewis Avenue has special clout at Halloween. Also known as Trick-or-Treat Street, it draws more than 2,000 people every October.
Tue., August 30, 2011 12:00pm
High surf from Hurricane Irene this weekend washed away more than sand. The endangered loggerhead sea turtles were near the end of their nesting season when the storm lashed the beaches. Turtle-watchers spotted numerous examples of nests that just disappeared after Irene.