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Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Georgia signs agreement to deepen Savannah harbor

SAVANNAH, Ga. - After 15 years of delays, officials Wednesday signed the final paperwork needed for crews to begin digging sand from the Savannah harbor for supersized cargo ships to reach the port.
By Russ Bynum

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Final deal to start dredging Savannah harbor close

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Within two weeks, officials expect to sign a cost-sharing deal with the federal government needed to start deepening the busy shipping channel.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Ports chief touts Savannah's potential

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Coming off a year of record growth, Georgia's top ports executive said Thursday he's convinced Savannah can someday overtake New York as the busiest seaport on the East Coast.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Jury won't consider deaths in Georgia salmonella trial

The jury ended its first full day of deliberations Thursday without a verdict in the trial of former Peanut Corp. of America owner Stewart Parnell and two others.
By Russ Bynum

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Salmonella-tainted peanuts case in hands of jury

ALBANY, Ga. - Jurors started deciding Friday whether the owner of a peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak recklessly sent known tainted products or was simply a scapegoat for large ...
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Prosecutor: Georgia peanut plant owner OK'd sales

ALBANY, Ga. - The owner of a Georgia peanut plant where a deadly salmonella outbreak originated five years ago approved sales of tainted food "whatever the risk," including shipments known to have ...
By Russ Bynum

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Defense rests case in Georgia salmonella outbreak trial

ALBANY, Ga. - Defense attorneys took barely an hour Wednesday to rest their cases after more than a month of prosecution testimony in the federal trial of three people charged in a deadly national ...
By Russ Bynum

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Agreement nears to deepen Savannah harbor

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Gov. Nathan Deal said he expects an agreement to be finalized this month allowing Georgia to spend $266 million to start deepening the Port of Savannah.
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Slow nesting season for sea turtles

SAVANNAH, Ga. - After four busy nesting years on beaches from Georgia to the Carolinas, loggerhead sea turtles this summer laid their eggs at a much pokier pace.
By Russ Bynum

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Film crew was denied access to tracks before crash, CSX says

SAVANNAH, Ga. — CSX Transportation twice denied producers of a biographical movie about singer Gregg Allman permission to shoot on its railroad tracks, the company said in court documents.
By Russ Bynum

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Ga. film studio delivers high drama, few results

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Medient Studios promised to bring 1,000 jobs and a taste of Hollywood to the middlebrow suburbs of Effingham County.
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Barrow, Allen both target Obama in early TV ads

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Rather than take shots at each other, Democratic Rep. John Barrow and the Republican running for his east Georgia congressional seat have rolled out early campaign ads taking aim ...
By Russ Bynum

Sunday, Aug 17, 2014

Barrow's rival close to investing $1 million of own money

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Regardless of whether he wins his race for Congress this fall, Augusta businessman and Republican Rick W. Allen is on the brink of joining an exclusive club in Georgia politics.
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

Georgia lets expire 15-year ban on aquifer banking

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - The aquifer that coastal Georgia relies on for its drinking water was considered so pristine that state lawmakers once declared it off-limits to well drillers looking for a ...
By Russ Bynum

Trial shows how food safety relies on honor system

ALBANY, Ga. - Jurors at the nation's first federal criminal trial stemming from a deadly outbreak of food-borne illness are learning a disconcerting fact: America's food safety largely depends on ...
By Russ Bynum

Friday, Aug 8, 2014

Salmonella tests were fake, plant manager testifies

ALBANY, Ga. - A Georgia peanut plant manager testified Friday that his company had been shipping contaminated nuts with fake documents showing them to be salmonella-free before the plant was ...
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014

FDA: Peanut plant took 5 days to disclose salmonella tests

ALBANY, Ga. - Officers at a Georgia peanut plant took five days to disclose that lab tests found salmonella in some of their products, despite repeated questioning from on-site inspectors.
By Russ Bynum

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

FDA agent: Peanut plant 'not fit' to produce food

ALBANY, Ga. - A Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak shipped food to customers that lab tests confirmed was tainted, a federal inspector testified Wednesday.
By Russ Bynum

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Kingston's loss means less clout for state

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Rep. Jack Kingston's Senate runoff defeat lessens Georgia's political experience in Washington.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Stranded casino ship frees itself, docks in Ga.

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A casino boat stuck on a rocky sandbar freed itself Thursday without help from tow boats and returned to its home dock, a day and a half after the vessel ran aground during its ...
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Second lunch with mayor gives me more to share

Mayor Hardie Davis and I went to lunch again last week and celebrated his first 100 days in office. This time, I didn't forget my tape recorder.
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