Federal negotiators have announced a new set of talks between shipping companies and dock workers along east coast ports, after they broke down last month. The conflict included disagreements with overtime rules and royalty payments.
Derelict boats are littering Georgia's coast. Products of a dismal economy for boaters, these environmental hazards are costly to remove and no one seems to have money to do it. A new effort is putting a small dent in a big problem.
Savannah officials are looking into the possibility of the city hosting a cruiseliner. Council members this week held a workshop to review the findings of a recent one-hundred-30 thousand-dollar study that confirmed cruise ships would bring jobs to Savannah.
A coastal non-profit organization is opening the doors Saturday to a new museum dedicated to ex-slaves and their descendents known as Gullah-Geechee. The Pinpoint Heritage Museum is located near Savannah in a former seafood processing factory once iconic to the community. Now the renovated buildings feature presentations about seafood and the culture it supported.
Georgia officials are fining a Tybee Island hotel CEO for moving a sand dune. Harry Spirides of the Ocean Plaza Beach Resort admits to hiring four men to shovel a dune at night starting in mid-February. The executive says, he wanted to make beach access easier for hotel guests. But moving a sand dune violates Georgia's Shore Protection Act.
Law enforcement personel are requesting more information from cellphone carriers. In a report responding to a Congressional inquiry, cellphone companies say, police and public investigarors made more than a million requests for customer data last year. The numbers are an alarming surge over previous years, reflecting the increasingly gray area between privacy and technology.
Georgia has adopted a national HIV/AIDS strategy aimed at preventative treatment. The new approach treats patients with drugs earlier and decreases the likelihood of spreading the disease. The plan would lower long-term costs but might cost more up-front.
Maria Sheffield, one of four Republican contenders aiming to take Democratic John Barrows congressional seat, aims to use her early political experience to revive grassroots movements. Listen to her ideas in this 15 minute interview with GPB's Orlando Montoya.