Fighting poverty, finding new leadership for the police force, and providing job opportunities for Savannah's youth were the key themes of Mayor Edna Jackson's "State of the City" address Tuesday. Speaking in a nearly-full ballroom at Savannah's Civic Center, Jackson said the local economy is recovering. She touted expansions by several local businesses and the city's record-breaking tourism rate last year.
The head of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation says fallout from national security leaks by Edward Snowden could threaten law enforcement efforts here. A state lawmaker is proposing restrictions on when officers can track cell phones.