The Georgia Ports Authority has set another record. Ports officials say for the fiscal year ending in June, they moved more cargo than ever. GPA counted a little more than 27 million tons of cargo in one year.
Advocates for endangered whales want officials to extend ship speed limits. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration started enforcing ship speed rules five-years-ago. And since then no whales have died from ship strikes.
Savannah is moving forward with plans to manage tourism -- but not with cruise ships. After years of study, city officials on Thursday voted down the possibility of a cruise ship terminal in the historic city.
Consultants who studied Savannah’s best locations for a possible cruise ship terminal say the Savannah River Landing would be the best choice. Cruise ship supporters point to the potential for jobs. But opponents say more tourism could destroy the historic city's character. Consultant Bruno Ramos says the city has a choice to make.
Glynn County Commissioners are considering charging a parking fee at two beaches on St. Simons Island. Backers say out-of-town visitors who bring their own food and park for free are getting a "free lunch" by not spending money while in the county
Georgia's chief Juvenile Justice investigator and 19 other employees are suspended today. Commissioner Avery Niles suspended the workers for not resolving some 20 claims of sexual abuse against detained children. A department spokesman says Niles is taking the allegations seriously.
Hundreds of people came to pay their respects to a jazz legend Monday. Mourners remembered bassist Ben Tucker at the late musician's funeral at Savannah's Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension. When it was over, people in the pews poured into the streets for a New Orleans-style procession.
A new brewery is capitalizing on Savannah's burgeoning interest in beer. Southbound Brewing is the latest business in a growing beer-centered culture in the coastal city. Carly Wiggins is opening the brewery with business partner Smith Mathews.