Private construction remains relatively weak compared with publicly-financed projects right now. And Savannah's Chatham County wants businesses to know just how to ask for the work. County officials this week held a workshop for builders as they expect about $40 million worth of new public facilies to go up soon.
Commissioners in coastal Glynn County appear to have put to rest a bitter, five-year-old controversy over the site of a jail expansion. The dipute began when commissioners proposed expanding the jail near the courthouse downtown. Business and civic leaders objected -- and eventually filed lawsuits -- to halt construction.
A jail expansion project in the Brunswick historic district is dead. For years, the specter of a larger jail downtown fueled a bitter controversy as city and county leaders sparred over where best to expand the jail. After three lawsuits and an election, officials have narrowed the site search.