Thu., May 23, 2013 4:09pm
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed told coastal-area business leaders Thursday not to worry about the Savannah harbor deepening project. The $652 port expansion has languished because Congress and the White House haven't yet budgeted the bulk of the federal project's cost. Reed spoke at the Savannah Economic Development Authority's annual luncheon.
Wed., May 22, 2013 4:51pm
The massive lawsuit blocking Georgia's proposed deepening of Savannah's harbor will come to an end June 10th. Court documents filed today show a federal judge in South Carolina has scheduled that date for a settlement hearing in the case. Environmental groups and South Carolina agencies had sought to stop the deepening project over water quality concerns.
Wed., May 22, 2013 4:22pm
Salty ocean water is intruding into the aquifer where much of the Savannah region gets its water. State environmental officials now are banning any new water withdrawal permits from the vast Floridan aquifer. A City of Savannah's water bureau official says the city will need to find new ways to offset water demands.
Mon., May 20, 2013 4:00pm
State transportation officials are selling land they don't need to bring in more money. The initial sale will include 11 parcels in the Atlanta area. Jill Goldberg of the state Department of Transportation says the parcels were chosen because they could be attractive to buyers.
Mon., May 20, 2013 3:53pm
John Berendt's bestselling book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" has been picked up for a Broadway rendition. Produced by Anne Hamburger, the production is expected to debut at Atlanta's Alliance Theater.
Mon., May 20, 2013 3:00am
Thirty-eight thousand fish turned up dead in East Georgia's Ogeechee River two years ago today. At the time, the company at the center of the controversy was violating a permit to discharge waste into the river. It's since been seeking a permanent, legal permit.
Thu., May 16, 2013 4:33pm
State labor officials reported an 8.2% April jobless rate. That's down 0.2% from March and a full point from April of last year. The hospitality industry led the growth with a monthly gain of 10,000 jobs.
Tue., May 14, 2013 4:13pm
Chatham County officials are recommending an increase in property taxes for a bigger jail budget. Sheriff Al St. Lawrence says he'd like to hire 52 new jail staffers to ease inmate overcrowding. Commission chairman Al Scott is pushing back against the proposal.
Mon., May 13, 2013 3:24pm
Savannah residents are remembering a vocal advocate for one of the city's most famous sons. Nancy Gerard, a niece of the prolific late songwriter Johnny Mercer, died Friday. Gerard kept her uncle's legacy alive in Savannah through media and school appearances. Gerard said Mercer's musical talent came naturally.
Mon., May 13, 2013 3:00am
The University of Georgia is joining the ranks of research institutions with robotic submersibles. Marine scientists next year will deploy the Salty Dawg, an unmanned torpedo-shaped device designed to collect data at sea for a month at a time. The robot is funded by NASA.