Advocates for endangered whales want officials to extend ship speed limits. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration started enforcing ship speed rules five-years-ago. And since then no whales have died from ship strikes.
More than a dozen Savannah-area homeowners are appealing their property tax assessments. They say their waterfront properties are worth less than their assessed values. That's because of Georgia's strong protections for coastal marshes.
A new brewery is capitalizing on Savannah's burgeoning interest in beer. Southbound Brewing is the latest business in a growing beer-centered culture in the coastal city. Carly Wiggins is opening the brewery with business partner Smith Mathews.
Federal agriculture officials are counting Georgia farmers as part of a nationwide census. They're asking about products, employees, incomes and expenses. The data will help the officials tailor programs and federal dollars to the states.
Culinary students are taking over a money-losing state-owned restaurant on Jekyll Island. College of Coastal Georgia will be sending culinary students to operate Fins on the Beach. A Jekyll Island Authority official says the concept will take the profit pressure off the state.
Salty ocean water is intruding into the aquifer where much of the Savannah region gets its water. State environmental officials now are banning any new water withdrawal permits from the vast Floridan aquifer. A City of Savannah's water bureau official says the city will need to find new ways to offset water demands.
State transportation officials are selling land they don't need to bring in more money. The initial sale will include 11 parcels in the Atlanta area. Jill Goldberg of the state Department of Transportation says the parcels were chosen because they could be attractive to buyers.
John Berendt's bestselling book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" has been picked up for a Broadway rendition. Produced by Anne Hamburger, the production is expected to debut at Atlanta's Alliance Theater.
The Savannah Book Festival kicks off Thursday. The event will play host to 6 Pulitzer Prize winning authors and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Among the 45-speakers will be David Baldacci, author of political thrillers, and best selling children's author Jeff Kinney.