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Port of Savannah accelerating expansion amid cargo surge

Dec. 06, 2021 17:13 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Ports Authority agreed Monday to accelerate a $150 million expansion at the Port of Savannah in response to a surge in cargo volumes that has cramped its container yard and kept ships waiting at sea. The state agency's governing board approved a...

Endangered whale gives birth while entangled in fishing rope

Dec. 06, 2021 16:52 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Scientists spotted an endangered right whale dragging a length of fishing rope caught in its mouth as it swam with a newborn calf off the Georgia coast, a rare confirmation of a birth by an entangled whale that experts determined they can't safely attempt to help. ...

Coastal Georgia county to tax residents for fire service

Dec. 05, 2021 11:59 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Leaders of coastal Georgia's largest county will tax residents in unincorporated areas to provide fire service, abandoning a plan to try to force people to pay what have been voluntary subscriptions. The Savannah Morning News...

Savannah program celebrates its positive impact on youth

Nov. 14, 2021 00:08 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Between 2014 through 2017, Chatham County detained 1,881 youth. That’s when Chatham County incarcerated the second-highest number of youth in the entire state, second only to Fulton County, which has four times the population. Since 2018, however,...

Saturday's Scores

Nov. 13, 2021 22:23 PM EST

PREP FOOTBALL= Prince Avenue Christian def. King's Ridge, forfeit GHSA Class AAAAAA= First Round= Brunswick 60, Tucker 26 Buford 38, Kell 14 Cambridge 50, South...

Company plans $155M pulp factory in Savannah, hiring 117

Nov. 12, 2021 19:15 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A business that looks to turn used cardboard boxes and paper into pulp for export said Friday that it plans a $155 million complex near Savannah, hiring at least 117 people. Celadon Development Corp. said it has already opened a processing facility in...

Savannah State welcomes 14th president during ceremony

Nov. 12, 2021 19:04 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah State University on Friday officially swore in its 14th president, Kimberly Ballard-Washington. Ballard-Washington became the second female to hold the role permanently. Gov. Brian Kemp, Savannah Mayor Van Johnson,...

Ribbon cut at rail terminal expansion at Port of Savannah

Nov. 12, 2021 18:53 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The second set of nine new rail tracks at a multimillion-dollar rail terminal designed for larger cargo trains is now operating in Georgia. Gov. Brian Kemp cut the ribbon Friday on the Mason Mega Rail Terminal at the Port of Savannah. The expansion...

Georgia Senate roll call vote on state Senate redistricting

Nov. 09, 2021 20:44 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Senate voted 34-21 on Tuesday to pass Senate Bill 1EX, which would redraw district lines in the state Senate for the next 10 years in a way projected to give Republicans a 33-23 majority. A yes vote was to pass the bill, while a no vote was to defeat the bill. ...

Charleston, Savannah see abnormally high tides during storm

Nov. 07, 2021 12:49 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A strong storm off the Southeast coast combined with periodic higher tides Sunday, causing coastal flooding that approached levels rarely seen outside of hurricanes along the South Carolina and Georgia coasts, officials said. Scientists have said...