Researchers at the University of Georgia Marine Extension in Savannah worked for many years to grow a more commercially-viable Georgia oyster. When they succeeded, a trio of entrepreneurs waded into the oyster business.
Starting this month, the U.S. Department of Labor is stepping up enforcement of labor laws in Georgia. The effort is primarily focused on restaurants, and federal labor officials will be visiting establishments in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina looking for violations of minimum-wage, overtime and child-labor laws.
Agriculture and hospitality industry officials told state Senators Wednesday that the new immigration bill continues to hurt Georgia companies. One official said some businesses are beginning to avoid hiring people with ethnic last names.
The Georgia Department of Community Health has begun making restaurant health scores available online. The move comes as a growing number of states, like Alabama and Florida, are making the information available on the web
Savannah City Council members want to make sure no one's put out of business by a new smoking ban. Savannah is poised to ban smoking at all bars and restaurants in weeks or months. But at a meeting , council members expressed concern over a handful of tobacco-related businesses, including a just-opened hookah lounge.