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.
The Obama administration has restored funding to a Georgia-based anti-terrorism unit. US Coast Guard officials proposed eliminating the Maritime Safety and Security Team in St. Marys as part of a nationwide force reduction. Local officials believe the effort to restore funding was successful because it also involved other communities.
A coastal bus service has been growing in riders over the past year. The 10 county service operated by the Coastal Regional Commission has been in place for a year now. It was designed to connect people in rural areas with doctors, stores and other services in towns.
A South Georgia lawyer has been on a one-man mission to get his friends and neighbors to switch to dollar coins in an effort to reduce the national debt. Now he's joining up with dollar coin advocates from around the country in a meeting with the U.S. Treasury Department.