Thu., April 4, 2013 4:50pm
Members of Savannah's City Council are making permanent a temporary choice they made last year about one of the city's most powerful positions. The council selected interim city manager Stephanie Cutter to run the city government permanently. Cutter has guided the city through a series of minor crises and garnered praise from business leaders.
Wed., April 3, 2013 3:15pm
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson was in Savannah Wednesday to update port officials on the progress of federal funding for the Savannah harbor expansion project. Earlier in the week, he attended the Atlanta Braves opening day with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. On the prospect of port funding, he was loaded with baseball metaphors.
Tue., April 2, 2013 3:49pm
Savannah city officials have given a new lease on life to an economic development agency they all but dismantled two years ago. The city-funded but state-chartered Development and Renewal Authority was credited with revitalizing sections of historic downtown Savannah. One board member says he wants the agency to return to creating a downtown master plan.
Mon., April 1, 2013 3:16pm
A coastal-area landowner has agreed to restore several square miles of wetlands after he built illegal roads and ditches on them. Glynn County resident Wayne Hutcheson built the roads to access his property better. But he didn't have the state and federal approval that's required any time development affects protected marshes.
Mon., March 25, 2013 5:00am
Georgia's endangered population of loggerhead sea turtles is getting help from federal officials. On Monday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating eight areas on Georgia's coast as critical habitat for the species. The designation allows wildlife officials to focus their limited budget on preserving the most vital areas for the turtles.
Fri., March 22, 2013 2:00pm
While Congress works to iron out a budget, the so called sequester still stands. With it, areas that rely on federal spending are bracing for across the board cuts. Military communities are particularly hit.
Thu., March 21, 2013 12:00pm
Effingham County near Savannah could be getting a new film studio. Medient Studios has received approval from local officials to begin building a new $90 million movie production facility next to I-16. Film and Television professor Michael Chaney of the Savannah College of Art and Design says the area already has many ties with the film industry.
Tue., March 19, 2013 3:00am
Across the state today residents in many counties will be voting on tax policies. Camden County residents are considering a special 1% sales tax that could raise $65 million over the next 6 years for public works projects. And McIntosh County is considering a similar tax increase to expand education programs.
Mon., March 18, 2013 6:00am
A leader in the state Senate is sponsoring two amendments to the state constitution that would alter Georgia's tax policy. Duluth Senator David Shafer wants to shift Georgia from an income tax to a sales tax. John Hopkins University sociologist Katherine Newman says the regressive sales tax creates lower wage jobs and denies employers skilled labor.
Fri., March 15, 2013 3:30pm
The University System of Georgia is paying more attention to athletic funding at state schools. Under a new policy approved this week all changes to athletic programs and student fee hikes must be approved by the Board of Regents. Board of Regents spokesman John Millsaps says the new directive fills a gap in oversight.