Filmmakers producing a new Spongebob Squarepants movie are now in Savannah. The production office opened yesterday and will remain for a few weeks. City officials say the film won't be slowed by the suspension of a key bureaucrat.
Charleston's mayor says, he believes environmentalists when it comes to Savannah's harbor deepening. South Carolina officials recently have taken up an ecological argument against it. Georgians suspect the opposition really is about protecting of Charleston from competition. But, Mayor Joseph Riley says, the concerns are honest.
A survey shows, not all Savannah businesses were thrilled by results from the city's first-ever Rock-and-Roll Marathon. City leaders hailed the run as a tourism coup. About twenty-three thousand runners and their families filled the city in early November. But some businesses saw empty stores, blaming road closures and the race's route.