Sea turtles nest at record pace along Georgia coast

U.S. 06/12/19, 14:33

The number of sea turtle nests along the Georgia coast is on pace to set a record this year.Kris Williams is director of Caretta Research Project, a sea turtle conservation organization. She told the Savannah Morning News that beach patrols along the Georgia coast between Tybee and Cumberland islands had ...

Georgia stops voting by felons using broadest reading of law

U.S. 05/28/19, 10:27

Leon Brown is trusted enough to drive a tractor-trailer inside one of the nation's busiest seaports more than six years after being released from prison. But he's not allowed to vote in Georgia because of a law rooted in the years after the Civil War, when whites sought to keep ...

Judge: License law violated speech rights of Georgia guides

U.S. 05/21/19, 15:59

A federal judge says Georgia's oldest city violated the free-speech rights of tour guides by requiring them to obtain a license under a local law that has since been scrapped.The ruling Monday in U.S. District Court is largely a symbolic victory for Savannah tour guides who sued City Hall more ...

Funeral planned for Georgia officer who was fatally shot

U.S. 05/15/19, 08:54

A weekend funeral is planned for a Georgia police officer who was fatally shot as officers hunted for an armed robbery suspect.Savannah police announced the funeral for Sgt. Kelvin Ansari is scheduled for Saturday. Ansari will be buried at Savannah's historic Bonaventure Cemetery following a church service.A news release from ...

Savannah police mourn sergeant killed by robbery suspect

U.S. 05/13/19, 13:42

Police Sgt. Kelvin Ansari had just arrived for his evening shift when he greeted Lt. Gregory Mitchell with a joke and laugh. A few hours later, the lieutenant was driving his co-worker's wife to the hospital after Ansari got shot while responding to an armed robbery call. Ansari, 50, didn't survive. The ...

Kemp: Plastics company bringing big business to Georgia port

Business 04/24/19, 16:49

A California-based plastics company has chosen the Georgia coast to open a packaging and shipping facility that will be one of the largest exporters using the Port of Savannah, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Tuesday.Plastic Express plans to export about 25,000 cargo containers through Savannah each year. That's enough to fill ...

Georgia officer sued in fatal shooting of fleeing man

U.S. 04/16/19, 12:56

A former Georgia police officer charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a fleeing man now faces a lawsuit seeking monetary damages for wrongful death.The suit filed Monday in coastal Camden County says 33-year-old Tony Green was killed "without justification or excuse" when he was shot multiple times June ...

Candidate apologizes for attending ‘Black Press Only’ event

U.S. 03/29/19, 16:51

A mayoral candidate in Georgia is apologizing for attending an event that barred reporters unless they were African-American.Savannah city councilman Van Johnson told reporters Friday: "I know in this case I did offend. And today I apologize for my actions."Johnson is among three black candidates who have announced campaigns this ...

Only black reporters allowed in Georgia mayoral race event

U.S. 03/28/19, 10:07

Organizers of a meeting to discuss an upcoming mayoral race in Georgia barred reporters from attending — unless they were African-American.The Wednesday meeting at a church in Savannah was held to try to unite the city's black community behind a single candidate for mayor in the Nov. 5 election. Signs ...

Future of Georgia port expansion hinges on oxygen injectors

U.S. 02/24/19, 11:18

A loud hum drones from a twisting array of machines and pipes connected to four towering metal cones that mix water from the Savannah River with oxygen filtered from the air before pumping it all back down to the river bottom at a rate of 30,000 gallons each minute.The Army ...

Railroad settles civil suit in 2014 death of film worker

Entertainment 01/30/19, 17:13

A railroad owner settled a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of a film worker killed in 2014 when a train slammed into a crew shooting a movie about singer Gregg Allman, ending the company's appeal of a $3.9 million jury verdict.Chatham County State Court records show CSX Transportation reached ...

Congress approves massive water-projects bill

Texas 10/10/18, 08:56

Congress has approved a sprawling bill to improve the nation's ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects.If signed by President Donald Trump, America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 would authorize more than $6 billion in spending over 10 years for projects nationwide, including ...

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