Mon., June 11, 2012 12:38pm
Officials are saying that recent numbers show trends in the age and economic impact of Savannah's visitors. The average age of a visitor in now in the early to mid-40's, while the average amount of money spent per party during an overnight stay is $507.
Fri., June 8, 2012 1:29pm
A bald eagle unable to take wing has found a permanent home at Georgia Southern University. Franklin, a 6-pound bird, will join two other bald eagles now at the university's Center for Wildlife Education. The bird was found running in woods near Tallahassee, Fla., with a fractured wing and other damage. A veterinarian was unable to fix the injuries, meaning the bird cannot fly.
Wed., April 18, 2012 12:07pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants a federal judge to toss a lawsuit that says a $650 million deepening of the Savannah River shipping channel needs a South Carolina pollution permit. The Georgia ports want the channel deepened to handle larger ships that will call when the Panama Canal is deepened. Conservation groups on both sides of the river have sued.
Wed., March 28, 2012 5:00pm
The Interior Department is moving toward allowing studies in the Atlantic Ocean that could ultimately result in offshore drilling. A programmatic environmental impact statement on seismic testing was released Wednesday. The testing would be used to determine how much oil and natural gas is available and where the best places to drill would be
Wed., December 8, 2010 6:48pm
The board voted 11-6 on Tuesday to approve acquiring land it now leases in Houston County from Oaky Woods Properties LLC. Several board members objected to the cost of the deal. Biologists estimate that the land supports roughly 300 black bears, the third-largest population in the state.
Tue., December 7, 2010 2:40pm
Georgia Labor Commissioner Mike Thurmond, who recently lost a bid for the U.S. Senate, has been mentioned as a possibility to succeed Kidd.
Mon., October 26, 2009 11:02am
Mike McQueen died Sunday from complications of cancer and congestive heart