Fri., February 10, 2012 4:00pm
New signs soon will be directing motorists traveling to Tybee Island to use a new route. They now tell people to take US 80 through Savannah. This spring, the state Department of Transporation will move the signs to usher motorists on Interstate 16.
Wed., January 25, 2012 1:05pm
The country music trio Lady Antebellum is featured on the cover of the new 2012 Georgia Travel Guide, which has an interview with the group's members discussing their favorite spots to visit in the state. Featuring the Grammy-winning band in the color, magazine-sized travel guide is one piece of the Georgia Department of Economic Development's strategy for boosting travel to the state.
Wed., January 25, 2012 1:00pm
A South Carolina company is planning to build a massive casino resort complex 20 miles from Historic Savannah. An independent consulting firm says, the project would create about 5,000 jobs just across the border.
Mon., November 28, 2011 4:31pm
Tourism and retail spending are boosting Savannah's economy, but those are the only positive signs in a third quarter economic report. Armstrong Atlantic State University's Center for Regional Analysis released its quarterly forecast this week. Center director Michael Toma says, out of seven economic trends the forecast tracks, only hotel stays and retail recepts posted gains.
Mon., November 21, 2011 6:41am
Ringgold, Sylvester and Thomasville are among the cities receiving grants from the state Department of Economic Development to support tourism growth. The agency is awarding $200,000 in grants to 23 municipalities, museums and other attractions.
Fri., November 4, 2011 2:24pm
It's got 46,000 running shoes, more than 40 rock bands and 26 miles of streets closed to traffic — and Savannah officials say it should add up to one of the city's most profitable tourism events.
Mon., October 31, 2011 4:40pm
Savannah city officials are urging patience as its largest-ever sports event strides into history on Saturday. The Rock 'n Roll Marathon will bring some 23,000 runners and their families to the coastal city. They'll be filling up parking spaces and hotels. Officials expect roads and public transit to be knotted up.
Tue., October 18, 2011 2:48pm
City leaders in the northeast Georgia town of Braselton are asking Mayfield Dairy's parent company to reconsider its decision to close its visitor center. Officials announced earlier this month that the dairy's visitor center, which has been toured by thousands of Georgia schoolchildren over the years, would close by Oct. 31.
Fri., September 23, 2011 4:06pm
Business owners in North Georgia are preparing for the start of leaf season.
Wed., August 10, 2011 2:35pm
A running event in Savannah is on pace to become Georgia's largest marathon and half-marathon. A spokesman for the national Rock 'n Roll Marathon group says, 20,000 people so far have registered for the November event. The spokesman says the running event is expected to sell-out at 23,000 people.