The city of Savannah is considering a $12 million land swap with the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) that would help it build a new police headquarters, Savannah Now reports.
Georgia voters on Tuesday rejected incumbent mayors in Savannah, Albany and three Atlanta suburbs in runoff elections.
Alderman Van Johnson has defeated incumbent Mayor Eddie DeLoach in the run-off election with all 53 precincts reporting results.
About 125 business and government leaders saw much more than heavy equipment and mounds of dirt at the Savannah Gateway Industrial Hub (SGIH) on Thursday. They spotted tremendous economic potential for Effingham County and Georgia, too.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday for a massive new industrial development that Effingham County condemned the land for 14 years ago.
Otis Johnson, who would go on to become Savannah’s mayor 40 years later, stands as a young man amid Armstrong State College’s class of 1964 after integrating the institution.
City council approved contract renewals on several police department-related purchases at Monday’s council meeting.
Voters approved funding the arena project through SPLOST in two referendums. The $165 million arena is to be built west of downtown and is seen as a catalyst for development for the area.
Savannah’s elected leaders and city staff spent most of Friday going over the city’s proposed $425 million total budget for 2020.
The city has renewed an annual contract for conservation of Savannah’s five city cemeteries.