When the dust starts flying in the state legislature next month, Savannah lawmakers will be kicking up sand. They're making beach renourishment one of their priorities. That's because the beach at Tybee Island is eroding. And that's not good for tourism.
Tourism officials from across the state are getting ready for a heritage and cultural tourism seminar this Thursday and Friday in Thomasville. Organizers hope the meeting will spotlight southwest Georgia
Tybee Island officials have been receiving lots of negative feedback about a proposal to track visitors with cameras. The beachfront city is considering recording the license plate numbers of all the cars going on and off the island. But Mayor Jason Buelterman says officials may reconsider in light of public opinion.
The Savannah Music Festival is holding a concert tonight as it unveils its 2014 line-up. Blues musician Taj Mahal is one of the artisits coming to next year's festival. And he's just one of the festival's musical surprises. Yesterday, event organizers came out with their list of featured musicians for the spring event, which includes masters of classical, jazz, and folk.
The first of nine production days in downtown Savannah began for the Spongebob Squarepants movie. Residents and business owners got a taste of what the next week will be like. Several streets and sidewalks were closed. Some people reported minor inconveniences. But the overall mood was one of a spectacle.