The Obama administration has approved plans for underwater blasts to test for oil and gas off the Atlantic coast. Marine ecologists say the plans will compound an already noise polluted ocean. Leila Hatch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration told a Savannah audience that noise is bombarding marine life.
Black Confederates are a relatively small but symbolically important part of the South's history of the Civil War. Or as Georgia Benton puts it, the War Between the States. Benton, a Savannah native, is Georgia's first African-American member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
JetBlue flew its first flight into Savannah Thursday morning. Local officials were on the plane from New York's JFK airport. The dignitaries hailed the discount airline's arrival as a boost for local business and tourism.
The US Army Secretary visited Ft. Stewart on Tuesday. Secretary John McHugh spoke with troops preparting to deploy to Afghanistan in June. He also talked with post leaders about budget cuts that will shrink the installation by about 1,400 soldiers by next year.
A multi-colored crowd of about 900 people gathered at a Savannah church to pay their final respects to the city's first African-American mayor today. Floyd Adams, Jr. was remembered as a man who was quote "called to bring people together" and who reached across racial lines.
The time is drawing near for Georgia 8th graders to choose a career path. They have to make a decision by the end of the school year under the state's new Career Pathways mandate. But in many districts like Savannah-Chatham, deadlines are arriving even sooner.
Stay inside tomorrow -- at least until after noon. That's the message coming from scores of public and private officials as a list of closures across the state grows. All public and many private schools will closed for the entire day.