Downstream chambers of commerce have some unlikely allies to prevent Atlanta from draining their economic futures.
President Obama will come to Savannah this morning to announce a $6 billion proposal to help retrofit homes to save energy.
ATLANTA - News that Republican lawmakers want to redraw Georgia's congressional districts didn't cause much concern last week for Georgia resident Bill Mullis, of Waycross.
SAVANNAH, Ga. - It is never a typical Saturday night on President Street.
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Savannah will be a likely target for protests when next summer's G-8 summit is held on a secluded resort island more than 60 miles away, Gov. Sonny Perdue said Tuesday.
A two-part strategy will be needed to lobby political and defense leaders to keep Fort Gordon open during the next round of base closures in 2005, a chamber of commerce official said.
ATLANTA - Worried about the economic threat to the Port of Savannah posed by a potential competitor across the state line, Georgia budget writers are considering pulling money for port improvements out of the midyear budget. Gov. Roy Barnes' budget request for the remainder of the fiscal year ending June 30 includes $6 million in bonds to design an additional berth for the large cargo ships that have become increasingly popular in the shipping industry.
ATLANTA - The twin causes of land conservation and historic preservation in coastal Georgia are getting a boost in the state Senate. The midyear budget adopted by senators Thursday includes $3.5 million in bonds to finance state acquisition of undeveloped land on Sapelo Island and $175,000 to complete improvements at Fort King George Historic Site in Darien. In another nod toward the Coastal Empire, the Senate also added $250,000 to help underwrite an environmental study of the lower Savannah River.
SAVANNAH - In a carefully worded statement, the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce has voiced its support for changing the Georgia state flag. The statement: "The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce reflects the attitude of business, but it also represents a citizenry sensitive to the social, economic and political welfare of the Savannah community specifically and the State of Georgia generally.
SAVANNAH -- Clowning around in class, ditching school, constantly arriving late or mouthing off to teachers can rate a ``U'' for an unsatisfactory code of conduct grade on a report card.