Officials in coastal Chatham County are debating whether to erect a memorial to a slain policeman. Officer Mark MacPhail was gunned down in 1989. The execution of his convicted killer, Troy Davis, made international headlines two years ago. County commissioner Helen Stone wants a monument where officer MacPhail died at a Savannah bus station, but officials say this would set a bad precedent.
Leaders of metro Atlanta's public transit system have approved a plan to crack down on riders who bother other passengers by begging, listening to loud music and being unruly. They are also considering running more frequent trains during rush hours.
Officials with the Atlanta area's public transit system are studying the idea of expanding the service further north into the metro area's sprawling northern suburbs. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority will hold a public meeting about the concept on Sept. 26 at Alpharetta City Hall.
Columbus will get four new hybrid buses for METRA, the west Georgia city's public transportation system. The new 32-seat Daimler Chrysler buses will allow the system to replace four aging buses in 2013.
A private transportation company has set up shop in Clayton County after the cash-strapped government ended local bus service. Local investor, Tywanna Albro, acquired five buses and six vans and has begun operating them on a couple of C-Tran routes.