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Ex-Medient Execs Say They're Owed Back Pay

Several laid-off staff members at Medient Studios in Savannah say the film company owes them hundreds of thousands of dollars for past work.

Georgia Secretary Of State: People Have To Vote If They Want Micro-Brewery Regulations Relaxed

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp says he is seeing the growth of Georgia's craft beer industry first-hand. Kemp, whose office oversees new corporate registrations in the state, toured the 1-year-old Macon Beer Company's operations in a downtown converted warehouse Monday.

Savannah Looks To Regulate Short-Term Rentals

Visitors to Savannah looking to rent a house during their stay could soon find that process under closer scrutiny. The city is proposing new regulations on short-term residential rentals.

UPDATE: Medient Confirms Shakeup, Announces More Modest Studioplex Plans

A new CEO and board chairman are taking over at Medient Studios in Savannah. The film production company confirms in a conference call with shareholders Thursday that founder Manu Kumaran is out as chairman and CEO. Industry veteran Charles Koppelman is stepping in as board chairman.

Medient Studios Schedules Meetings With Shareholders, Reporters

Officials with Medient Studios are still declining to comment on a statement by founder and board chairman Manu Kumaran, who tells GPB he’s been forced out of the company based near Savannah.

Medient CEO Manu Kumaran Says He's Out

BREAKING: Manu Kumaran, founder and CEO of Medient Studios near Savannah, says in a statement to GPB Savannah that he's been ousted from the company.

UPDATE: Allman Lawsuit Against Midnight Rider Dismissed, Parties To Reach Agreement Out Of Court

Lawyers for singer Gregg Allman and the producers of biopic “Midnight Rider” Tuesday asked a Chatham County judge to dismiss Allman’s lawsuit to block the film. They say they are on a “path to resolution” outside court.

WORKING: The Pendulum Swing - Labor Shortages Coming Soon?

Economists have long been talking about the day when the bulk of the baby boomer generation finally retires.

Retired General: Middle Georgia Must Work Together To Retain Robins Air Force Base

The former top general at Robins Air Force Base believes Middle Georgia has to confront negative stereotypes about the region. Retired Gen. Bob McMahon stepped down Sunday as head of the 21st Century Partnership, a nonprofit that works to protect the base from closure.

$9 Million Cocaine Stash Discovered At Savannah Port

Authorities are investigating the discovery of nearly 350 pounds of cocaine at the Port of Savannah. Officials say they found 133 packages containing white powder during a routine inspection on April 14. The powder tested positive for cocaine.