Tybee Island has its first public school in 25 years. The Tybee Island Maritime Academy is changing the image of this beachfront community. It's attracting students from around the country and around the block.
The US Army Corp of Engineers offered to give Tybee Island some of the sand that it plans to dredge up from the bottom of the Savannah River during a proposed harbor deepening. But Tybee Island's city council members have rejected the offer, citing beach aesthetic and safety concerns.
The Mayor of Tybee Island says, the settlement brings the case to a close. Two former Tybee Island police officers, however, still face charges related to the incident. The lawsuit stemmed from an incident in May when an autistic teenager was stunned for appearing drunk and unresponsive outside an island bar.