Savannah is taking a "less-is-more" approach to some crowd control measures for its annual St. Patrick's Day festival.
This year's "big green party" will be the first in years without a wristband requirement on the waterfront.
Georgia will maintain its AAA bond rating from all three rating agencies.
Gov. Nathan Deal said Thursday that Georgia is one of just eight states with the top rating, which allows the state to keep borrowing costs low.
Savannah's Chatham County is considering building a new convention hotel near its Trade Center on Hutchinson Island.
Officials moved closer to an agreement Wednesday over how much public financing the project should get.
The state senate passed a measure Tuesday that lets billboard companies clear cut trees that are blocking motorists’ view of their signs.
The bill also restricts racy content of billboards by creating a 5,000 dollar fine for material that is obscene.
Georgia had the most business start-ups in the nation in 2010.
And among the 15 largest metro areas, Atlanta tied for second-most new companies.
The data comes from the Kauffman Foundation’s Index of Entrepreneurial Activity.