Savannah voters ended a two-way contest for the city's mayor's office by choosing Edna Jackson to lead the coastal city.
The retired university administrator defeated attorney Jeff Felser with 56% of the vote.
The mayor of Columbus says, she's forming a commission to push for regional passenger rail service to the west Georgia city.
Mayor Teresa Tomlinson has put several community and business leaders on the commission.
A Metro Atlanta state lawmaker is resigning.
State Representative Len Walker says, he plans to submit his resignation to Governor Nathan Deal in 10 days.
He'll become senior chaplain at a church in North Georgia's Pickens County.
State lawmakers are looking into setting up a tribunal to arbitrate tax disputes between the state department of revenue and taxpayers.
The special tax council appointed by former Governor Sonny Perdue recommended the tribunal in January.
Republican state lawmakers considering ways to reform Georgia’s tax code are looking at taxing groceries. A joint committee on tax reform discussed the idea Monday in preparation for the upcoming legislative session.
Savannah voters will return to the polls Tuesday to elect the city's next mayor.
Voters in last month's general election pared a crowded list of six candidates to two.
The run-off election features two city council members and lots of back-story.