The Georgia Ports Authority is reporting another record year in auto imports. A rebound in the car and truck industry led to a nearly 12% increase in auto and machinery handling in the last fiscal year. Most of the agency's auto business is at the Port of Brunswick.
The first of nine production days in downtown Savannah began for the Spongebob Squarepants movie. Residents and business owners got a taste of what the next week will be like. Several streets and sidewalks were closed. Some people reported minor inconveniences. But the overall mood was one of a spectacle.
Some campers finding "closed" signs at federally-operated campgrounds are getting their nature kicks at state parks. Some parks are seeing a slight increase in visitation because of the government shutdown.
Savannah's Chatham County is gearing up for a sales tax vote. But unlike in previous years, its prospects aren't certain. Last year's failed T-SPLOST referendum in the coastal region is energizing anti-tax forces.
The federal government shutdown isn't affecting workers preparing for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. The $652 million port deepening is overseen by the US Army Corps of Engineers. A spokesman says the project might be affected if the shutdown continues for a long period of time.
The government shutdown is burning up social media accounts of Georgia Congressmen. Lawmakers have been releasing videos, statements and Tweets on the subject for days. Their responses fall along party lines.
Computer glitches prevented Georgians from signing up for health insurance coverage under the federal exchange today. The first day of enrollment under the Affordable Care Act had many people staring at screens.
Filmmakers producing a new Spongebob Squarepants movie are now in Savannah. The production office opened yesterday and will remain for a few weeks. City officials say the film won't be slowed by the suspension of a key bureaucrat.
Millions of Americans now choose between health care and basic needs. The Affordable Care Act is designed to help. But is Georgia ready for it? Some in Chatham County say they still have questions but not many resources.
Savannah residents involved in the city's diverse music industry told state lawmakers yesterday to expand their definition of arts funding. A panel dealing with music and the economy learned there's more to music jobs than live concerts.