Fri., July 12, 2013 1:32pm
things are quiet at Ft. Stewart, where several civilian-run facilities are closed. Military civilian employees got hit this week with the first of 11 furlough days they'll have to take through September as part of federal spending cuts called sequestration. Similar cuts are taking place elsewhere in Georgia.
Wed., July 10, 2013 11:00am
Governor Nathan Deal signed an agreement in Southwest Georgia Wednesday aimed at boosting traffic at the Port of Savannah. The deal between Crisp County's Cordele Intermodal Services and the Georgia Ports Authority is part of state efforts to get more freight moving through the inland Port of Cordele.
Mon., July 8, 2013 10:30am
The new national PTA president says he wants to stanch a decline in membership. Southeast Georgia aviation operations analyst Otha Thornton last month became the group's first African-American male top leader. The PTA has lost a million participants over the past 10 years. It's down to five million members.
Thu., July 4, 2013 6:33am
Southeast Georgia's Effingham County could become the latest property owner to sue King America Finishing. Officials recently hired an attorney to study a case against the Screven County textile mill, which many residents blame for a massive 2011 fish kill on the Ogeechee River.
Thu., June 27, 2013 11:00am
Some residents in Savannah's Chatham County could face four property tax rate hikes starting next month. The county commission, public transit board and school board are all scheduled to vote on double-digit millage rate increases. Residents outside city limits also could face a tax increase of their own.
Wed., June 26, 2013 11:09am
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.
Mon., June 24, 2013 12:05pm
Georgia and South Carolina will spend $748,000 in the coming year to move forward with a proposed joint shipping terminal on the Savannah River, but local officials hungry for the jobs a new port would create complain the neighboring states are dragging their feet.