County seat: Savannah

Official Chatham County website: https://www.chathamcountyga.gov/

Chatham County Commission: https://www.chathamcountyga.gov/Commission

Meetings: 9:30 a.m. in commission chambers, Old Courthouse 124 Bull St., second floor. 2020 dates are Sept. 4, 18; Oct. 9, 23; Nov. 6, 20; Dec. 4, 18.

Agendas, videos for all meetings: http://chathamcountyga.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx

Old Chatham County Courthouse By Siobhan Egan/Paprika Southern
Chatham County’s Tom J. Coleman Judicial Center. (Siobhan Egan/Paprika Southern)

CHATHAM COUNTY

Ship Watch

A quick look on Coastal Georgia port traffic.

This week’s scheduled vessels for Georgia Ports Authority.

New grant funds tests to keep Georgia beaches safe

Here’s what that means, and how the state’s sampling program works.

So far this year, 19 water quality advisories have been issued: five on Tybee Island, eight on St. Simon’s Island and six on Jekyll Island. The most recent advisory was issued on June 15 at South Beach near the lighthouse on St. Simons Island, which has had four total advisories, the most of any beach this year. The advisory was lifted on June 16.

Poll worker lawsuit turns up flawed felony records system

GBI database relies on mix of faxes, mail and electronic submissions from 159 counties to update criminal records.

The GCIC database is used to run background checks for a host of functions — from pre-employment screenings to police encounters. Reporting by The Current indicates that the system in place to manage and update the data masks deep flaws.

Georgia film industry bolts out of pandemic

Officials credit film tax credits, resiliency of gaming production.

Productions filmed in Georgia generated $101 million in wages for members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees during the first quarter of this year.

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