Emily Jones

GPB Savannah Morning Edition Host/Reporter

Emily Jones locally hosts "Morning Edition" and reports on all things coastal Georgia for GPB’s Savannah bureau. Before coming to GPB, she studied broadcast journalism at the Columbia Journalism School and urban history at Brown University. She’s worked for the Wall Street Journal Radio Network, WHYY in Philadelphia, and WBRU and RIPR in Providence.

In addition to anchoring and reporting news at WBRU, Emily hosted the alt-rock station’s Retro Lunch as her DJ alter-ego, Domino.

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As we head into another spring weekend, Mahogany Bowers of Blessings in a Bookbag and Megan Kelley of Visit Savannah have some tips for fun on the coast.

Megan's picks:

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  • Public weighs in on Spaceport Camden
  • Savannah City Council delays decision on historic zoning change
  • Road resurfacing prompts lane closures on I-95 in Camden County  

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There's plenty to do in Savannah as the whether turns warmer. Tanya Milton of the Savannah Tribune has some tips.

Tanya's picks:

-With the Masters over, it's time for a local stop on the PGA Tour: RBC Heritage on Hilton Head. The competition begins Thursday and runs through the weekend. The full schedule is here; ticket information is here.

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  • City of Savannah closes 2017 with $10m surplus
  • Audit finds $1.2m went missing from Glynn County court office
  • RBC Heritage begins on Hilton Head  

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  • Historic window dispute goes before city council
  • End Gun Violence program seeks a new director
  • Hilton Head restaurants struggle to find staff  

Camden County Board of Commissioners

  • Park Service seeks public input on Savannah Landmark district
  • Spaceport Camden neighbors raise concerns
  • Savannah State names interim police chief  

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  • Family says police shooting victim was unarmed
  • Tybee mayor delivers State of the City
  • Endangered turtle rescued on Hilton Head  

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The start of April brings plenty to do in the Hostess City. Bevin Valentine Jalbert of Paprika Southern and Marianne Ganem Poppell of Savannah Master Calendar have some tips.

Marianne's picks:

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  • Savannah State police chief on leave amid sexual misconduct allegations
  • New rules approved for construction in two Savannah neighborhoods
  • Federal regulators consider summer flounder changes  

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  • Chatham County sues opioid makers
  • Suspect in U.S. 80 wreck arrested
  • State regulators suggest changes after osprey nest disruption  

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District

  • Corps of Engineers finishes construction on new reservoir
  • Right whale calving season ends
  • Beaufort County Sheriff's Office creates school threat app  

  • Georgia legislative session ends
  • Columbia County schools to place armed officer in every school
  • Piedmont, Blue Cross near deadline in contract negotiations  

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  • City Council approves zoning change for Starland Village
  • Discounts offered on Savannah's fire fee
  • Savannah Law School says current students can complete degrees  

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There's plenty to do around Savannah this weekend. Anna Chandler of Connect Savannah and Claire Sandow of the Tourism Leadership Council have your guide.

Claire's picks:

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  • Man pleads guilty to Augusta mosque threats
  • Lawmakers rush to pass bills on session's last day
  • Opponents of immigration bill write to Amazon, Facebook
  • Braves open the season at Suntrust Park 

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  • Savannah City Council to vote on new Starland development
  • Brunswick officials defend conference center plan
  • Judge dismisses St. Simons short-term rental case

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  • Hands-free driving measure passes GA Senate
  • House passes campus free speech policy
  • State revenue surplus to help local schools  

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  • Savannah State University police chief on administrative leave
  • Rogue Water Tap House sued over St. Patrick's Day collapse
  • Bulloch County weighs police officers in schools
  • Port of Savannah breaks ground on new rail terminal 

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  • Savannah Law School students sue over closure
  • Group says bill could limit local hurricane resilience efforts
  • No baby right whales spotted as season ends
  • Uber Eats comes to Savannah, Hilton Head
  • South Carolina out of NCAA tournament 

  • GA Senators split over federal spending bill
  • Distracted driving bill moves forward
  • Activists hold urban gun violence town hall
  • Loyola, Kansas State to play Elite Eight game in Atlanta 

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  • City Market shooting suspect pleads not guilty
  • Savannah Law School will close
  • Cold weather could mean fewer turtle nests
  • USC women's basketball heads to Sweet Sixteen  

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Spring has arrived in Savannah, and with it lots of favorite annual events. Marcia Banes of Old Savannah Tours and Shannon Lowery of Visit Savannah have a few suggestions.

Shannon’s picks:

University of Georgia

  • Cobb County begins issuing student walkout punishments
  • UGA faculty urges school to address slavery
  • NCAA men's Sweet Sixteen comes to Atlanta

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  • Savannah could lose National Historic Landmark designation
  • Port Wentworth council member files ethics complaint
  • Hilton Head to hire Gullah Geechee liaison
  • FEMA approves Ossabaw road repair funding

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Savannah could lose its National Historic Landmark District status.  That loss could threaten grants, tax incentives and professional help with historic buildings.

 

A National Parks Service study, out Wednesday, says large-scale developments out of keeping with the historic district threaten its integrity. The report also points to projects that disrupt the city’s famous downtown grid.

 

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  • Cleanup continues after Monday tornadoes
  • Lawyers seek new trial in 1970s case, alleging racial discrimination
  • Court rules Sumter Co. racially gerrymandered districts
  • Hawks defeat Utah Jazz 99-94 

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  •  Liberty Co. parents sue over fatal bus crash
  • Glynn Co. tax commissioner dodges questions on renovations
  • Scientists say mysterious sea creature is a shark - or a hoax 

City of Savannah

Security will be tighter at Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day parade this year because of a visit from Vice President Mike Pence.

 

Typically, Savannah families stake out spots along the parade route well in advance and settle in for the whole day - with tents, food, chairs, and plenty of drinks.

 

UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

When we talk about Coastal Georgia’s salt marshes, it’s often in terms of how pretty they are, or all the birds and other species that live there. But how much are they worth? Oceanographer Bill Savidge, of the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, has tallied up the value of the “goods and services” the marshes provide - from commercial and recreational fishing to storm surge protection.

 

GPB’s Emily Jones asked Savidge why he decided to put the marshes in economic terms.

Savannah Stopover

It's a weekend of music and theater in Savannah, with lots to choose from. Bill Dawers of hissing lawns and the Savannah Morning News and Joshua Peacock of Do Savannah have your guide.

Joshua's picks:

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