JetBlue flew its first flight into Savannah Thursday morning. Local officials were on the plane from New York's JFK airport. The dignitaries hailed the discount airline's arrival as a boost for local business and tourism.
Developer Ben Carter says he hopes to bring restaurants and high-end retailers to downtown Savannah.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms is helping local and state officials.
Religious issues in workplaces have been popping up in the news in recent months, prompting questions about how much faith employees can practice at work. Workplace consultant Brandon Smith said religious discrimination claims are rising in the United States—doubling over the last 15 years.
Ben Carter says he wants to bring new retail, residential spaces to downtown area
The Georgia Children's Museum in downtown Macon is no more. The chronically struggling institution closed for the last time Friday for lack of funds.
A proposal for Chatham County to take over Hutchinson Island from the City of Savannah is on hold until county and city officials can meet to discuss the idea. State Rep. Ron Stephens (R-Savannah) tells GPB that plans to submit legislation to de-annex Hutchinson Island from the city are "in limbo" until city and Chatham County officials can work out their differences.
Georgia ports officials are edging closer to beginning work on the long-planned expansion of the Port of Savannah. Dredging to deepen the port should begin by June, according to the chairman of the Georgia Ports Authority Board. Robert Jepson says he's confident work will be underway when he completes his term as chairman this summer.
Savannah has become the first community in Georgia to offer a public bike sharing program. It’s starting small – just two stations and 16 bicycles. But organizers of the program CAT Bike say they hope to eventually expand the program, which is patterned after those in cities from Boston to Des Moines to Denver. Savannah’s Mayor Pro Tem Van Johnson says the city’s flat terrain and warm climate make it easily walkable and bikeable.
Some companies are opening their doors to their young workers' parents, often in the form of open houses or "bring your parents to work" days. But GPB's workplace expert says that also opens the door to problems.