More than a dozen Savannah-area homeowners are appealing their property tax assessments. They say their waterfront properties are worth less than their assessed values. That's because of Georgia's strong protections for coastal marshes.
Georgia's environmental chief says he wants to continue talks with South Carolina over saltwater intrusion on the coast. A committee for years has been discussing ways to stop a saltwater plume that's contaminating wells near Savannah. But the committee hasn't met in months and South Carolina officials are calling more loudly for action.
Coastal Chatham County has transformed a nearly five-hundred acre site on the Ogeechee River from a dumping ground into a nature preserve. Officials plan to open the park to the public early next year.