Officials in coastal Chatham County are debating whether to erect a memorial to a slain policeman. Officer Mark MacPhail was gunned down in 1989. The execution of his convicted killer, Troy Davis, made international headlines two years ago. County commissioner Helen Stone wants a monument where officer MacPhail died at a Savannah bus station, but officials say this would set a bad precedent.
Some residents in Savannah's Chatham County could face four property tax rate hikes starting next month. The county commission, public transit board and school board are all scheduled to vote on double-digit millage rate increases. Residents outside city limits also could face a tax increase of their own.