Saturday's Georgia-Florida game will pump millions of dollars into the Jacksonville-area economy. That includes Georgia's St. Simons Island where thousands of partiers book hotels and typically trash the beach on Friday. About 8,000 revelers leave behind about 6,000 pounds of trash and recyclables.
Savannah is taking off as a beer town. And that's prompting officials to take a new look at the city's drinking laws. Savannah is one of the few cities where people can drink downtown in public year-round.
The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to authorize spending for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. State officials hailed the vote as a major breakthrough for the state's top federal priority. But some opponents still say the nearly $700 million dollar project is far from a done deal.
On Wednesday, four new cranes began operating at the Port of Savannah. These cranes are some of the largest in the world. They are part of the port's efforts to be ready for large ships expected to sail through Savannah on route to the Panama Canal. GPB's Orlando Montoya got a behind-the-scenes tour from 140 feet in the air.
Preservationists say development threatens a group of antebellum homes in Troup County. The Greek Revival structures are among 10 sites listed in this year's Places in Peril list. Mark McDonald of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation says saving the sites serves future generations.
A Savannah tree-planting group aims to study how much shade Chatham County has lost after more than a decade of development. The Savannah Tree Foundation is focusing on the economic benefits of tree canopies.
A key state senator says he supports changing a law that limits the amount of development on state-owned Jekyll Island. Perry State Senator Russ Tolleson says the proposal has broad support from both environmental groups and the park's state-appointed managers.
The Georgia Supreme Court has given a jolt to dozens of communities. The justices ruled unconstitutional a process they've been using to divide up local sales taxes. Local officials are turning to the state for guidance.
The remains of a Spanish and Native American settlement are falling into a creek. Archaeologists are busy documenting the site. But officials are discussing a long-term solution to protect the site of a 16th Century Spanish church.