Truck explodes in downtown Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Police say a utility truck exploded in downtown Savannah, but no one was hurt and there was no extensive property damage to surrounding buildings.

Palmetto Pipeline surveys continue despite state denial of project

GUYTON, Ga. -- Michael Maddox thought he wouldn't have to deal with pipeline surveyors again after transportation officials rejected Kinder Morgan's Palmetto Pipeline project last month. He was wrong.

Prosecutor to seek indictment in jail death of Savannah man

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Pro­se­cutors plan to seek a criminal indictment next month in the death of a 22-year-old college student at the Chatham County jail.

Route unclear as May 19 deadline nears for DOT to decide whether to grant OK for Palmetto Pipeline

Landowners, lawmakers and local governments along the route of the so-called Palmetto Pipeline are still seeking answers to questions as fundamental as where the pipeline will run and how it will benefit Georgians.

Packed house of around 500 strongly oppose pipeline at Tuesday public meeting near Savannah

RICHMOND HILL, Ga. -- Heading into the first official hearing for the Palmetto Pipeline on Tuesday evening, dozens of protesters lined the long driveway into the Richmond Hill City Center, wearing anti-pipeline T-shirts and carrying signs such as "DOT asleep at the wheel" and "Keep jobs in Georgia" and "Governor say no deal."

Ga. pipeline practices changed over time

Petroleum pipelines have a peculiar past in Georgia. Their history was built on support of national defense in World War II and altered in the 1990s by angry and influential plantation owners.

Feds want quarter of former Savannah police chief's pension

...The judge had previously ordered the ex-police chief to pay a $3,600 installment "due immediately," the Savannah Morning News reported.Lovett was convicted last fall on federal charges including illegal gambling and extortion stemming...

SC DOT grants Texas company access for land surveys to prepare for petrol pipeline

South Carolina's transportation department has given a Texas company permission to conduct surveys on a state right-of-way in preparation for a pipeline route study.

Pipeline meeting crowd expected

The Georgia DOT is expecting more than 100 people, and anti-pipeline groups are expecting even more at the first public hearing about the Palmetto Pipeline.

Drawing the line

If there's evidence the pipeline will increase competition, decrease prices or create permanent jobs in Georgia, we haven't seen it.