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Shopping Scott Antique Market, 'America’s Favorite Treasure Hunt'

Persian rugs, a civil war era surgical kit, and paintings are just a few of the items visitors can find just a short drive south of Atlanta to Scott Antique Market.

Two 'Midnight Rider' Filmmakers Turn Themselves In To Georgia Authorities

Two California filmmakers facing criminal charges in Georgia in the death of a camera assistant are preparing to plead “not guilty” this week.

Nevada Judge Orders Medient Studios To Stop Doing Business, Schedules Hearing

A Nevada judge has ordered a Savannah film studio to stop operating for now, a month after a shakeup at the company. The judge in Nevada’s Second Judicial District Court has granted a temporary restraining order against Medient Studios at the request of ousted CEO Manu Kumaran.

Could Self-Driving Cars Be Coming To Georgia? One Politician Hopes So

Self–driving cars-- they're not science fiction any more. Georgia legislators are so serious about the idea, they want to pass a law that would make those cars legal on the road.

Savannah Truckers Ask Port Authority To Help Push For Better Pay And Benefits

The leader of the Georgia Ports Authority says he’s listening to the concerns of truck drivers at the Port of Savannah.

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.