Savannah business and tourism groups say false crime reports could be bad for business.
Leaders of several tourism and business organizations joined police at a press conference Feb. 6, where authorities promised to prosecute people who file false reports.
As President Obama announces a move toward opening up federal waters in the Southeast U.S. to oil drilling, the mayor of one coastal Georgia city says he wants to see regulations aimed at protecting the coast.
Georgia Ports Authority officials are predicting steady, but slightly slower, growth for the ports in 2015.
The GPA reports that 2014 set new records, with 7.4 percent growth in the number of tons of cargo moved during the calendar year.
Wal-Mart is launching a service allowing customers to pick up their tax refunds in cash at its stores.
It says the process will take the same time as if customers were to file their returns electronically and then get direct deposit, which could take just a week.