Mon., August 12, 2013 1:00am
Latino voting strength is growing in Georgia. But not by as much as it could. That's the conclusion of a new report issued by the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials. It found the state's Latino electorate is eight-percent larger than it was in two-thousand-eight. But it's also less interested in voting.
Mon., August 12, 2013 1:00am
Jasper County officials are threatening to take over the Jasper Ocean Terminal project. They complain that the effort, overseen jointly by Georgia and South Carolina, is mired in never-ending studies. South Carolina officials say progress is being made.
Fri., August 9, 2013 12:30pm
The company at the center of lawsuits stemming from a massive fish kill has agreed to pay dozens of landowners on the Ogeechee River. King America Finishing announced the settlements late Friday. The company also says it's paying a state fish hatchery to restock the river with juvenile American shad. That amounts to hundreds of thousands more recreational and commercial fish.
Fri., August 9, 2013 1:00am
So many artists, writers, musicians and actors have called New York's Chelsea Hotel home that even a partial list is impressive. Savannah writer James Lough chose to focus on the hotel's last two decades as an "artist colony." He explains how the hotel became a hotbed of creativity -- and criminality -- using a narrative style that puts readers close to the action.
Tue., August 6, 2013 12:18pm
A new study suggests University System of Georgia officials will be taking a closer look at funding requests for new buildings. The study highlights how much time classrooms are sitting empty at the state's 31 public college and universities. Campuses are using the study to consider alternatives to new construction.
Mon., August 5, 2013 11:54am
State transportation officials say cost is a big reason they aren't putting up more railroad crossing gates. The number of highway-railroad crossing deaths or injuries was up last year, from 34 in 2011 to 47 in 2012. The state gets about $8 million in federal funds for railroad crossing safety.
Fri., August 2, 2013 11:39am
Federal wildlife officials are proposing an endangered listing for a rare sunflower found in Georgia's Cherokee County. The whorled sunflower grows only in three places in the South. But it represents scores of Georgia plants in danger of dying out.
Thu., August 1, 2013 11:58am
The US Justice Department is making its largest-ever restitution payment in the agency's Southern District. US Attorney Edward Tarver announced the $27 million repayment in Savannah. Tarver said the money comes from a father-and-son crime ring that defrauded federal, state and private health insurers.
Wed., July 31, 2013 11:46am
Savannah City Council members are talking about the racial make-up of their voting districts. The city is re-drawing council boundaries for the first time since a US Supreme Court ruling invalidated part of the Voting Rights Act. The ruling means Savannah doesn't have to ask federal officials for approval before adopting new voting districts.
Tue., July 30, 2013 12:30pm
A large Savannah-area bank has come out from under heightened scrutiny by federal banking regulators. The Coastal Bank's emergence from a federal consent order highlights a broader recovery in the state's banking industry. The number of late loan payments in Georgia has gone down by half since last year.