Savannah city officials are considering rules to protect carriage horses from the oppressive heat. The tourist-toting horses' well-being comes up just about every summer when temperatures and humidity combine to make a risky outdoor experience. Officials could come up with a "maximum temparture" for horses to work.
The St. Simons Land Trust says it's signed a contract to acquire a 2.3 acre tract that was once home to the Sea Island Stables. Land Trust executive director Russ Marane says the trust will pay $2.6 million to acquire the site. Marane says the trust will spend $150,000 on such projects as pruning trees, installing an irrigation system and general clean-up.