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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The Georgia coast has a message for smokers: the next time you head to the beach, you need to watch where you toss your butts.


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The Fourth of July is over, but the fun continues on the Georgia coast. Marcia Banes of Old Savannah Tours and Marianne Ganem Poppell of Savannah Master Calendar have some tips.

Marianne's picks:

Peoria, Arizona, Police Department

Savannah has named Roy Minter as the city's next police chief, City Manager Rob Hernandez said Thursday. 

Minter is currently the police chief in Peoria, Arizona, where he announced his retirement in May. 

Hernandez said Minter's past experience will translate well to Savannah. 

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Fort McAllister State Historic Park on Facebook

We're headed into a hot summer weekend and the Fourth of July, with plenty of events to keep you entertained in and around Savannah. Joshua Peacock of the Savannah Morning News and Claire Sandow of the Tourism Leadership Council have some tips.


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Savannah has a new landscaping crew, made up of goats. It's an increasingly popular way to clear vegetation.


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Summer is officially here, and there's plenty to do this weekend in Savannah. Visit Savannah's Shannon Lowery has some tips.

Shannon's picks:

Georgia Climate Project

A coalition from across the state has put together what they’re calling the Georgia Climate Research Roadmap: a list of 40 questions on how climate change will affect the state and how to respond.

 

Patricia Yager of the University of Georgia is on the steering committee that developed the list. GPB’s Emily Jones reports.


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There's a little something for everyone in Savannah this weekend. Connect Savannah's Anna Chandler has some suggestions.


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The Army Corps of Engineers this week announced additional funding for the expansion of the Savannah harbor, bringing this year’s total to about $85 million. Officials say the money will keep the project on schedule.


El Rocko Lounge on Facebook

The weekend is here yet again, and Bill Dawers of hissing lawns and the Savannah Morning News has some tips for making the most of it.


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Like many old cities, Savannah stakes a lot on its history. In fact, the National Park Service calls Savannah’s downtown one of the largest urban Historic Landmark Districts in the country — a big draw for tourists and residents alike.

 

But a new report finds the unique district is under threat. It comes down to a familiar tension between building the future and preserving the past.


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Savannah offers plenty to do this weekend as June begins. Do Savannah's Heather Henley has some tips.

Heather's picks:

-Fans of TV dance shows can enjoy the action live when the Savannah Dance Classic comes to the Hyatt Regency this weekend. More than 100 ballroom dancers from around the country will compete in American, Latin and international styles. Thursday-Saturday, full schedule here; $20-40.

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UPDATED May 31: Savannah police have announced the funeral arrangements for Officer Anthony Christie, who was killed last week.

Visitations are scheduled Thursday and Friday at Fox & Weeks Hodgson Chapel, from 10 a.m. to noon and 4 to 7 p.m.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Compassionate Christian Church, with a viewing beforehand. After the service, a motorcade procession will travel to Fox & Weeks.

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We may be in fora rainy weekend, but there's still plenty to do indoors and out. Marianne Ganem Poppell of Savannah Master Calendar and Claire Sandow of the Tourism Leadership Council have some suggestions.

Claire's picks:

SCAD on Facebook

Temperatures are heating up, but there's still plenty to do this weekend in and around Savannah. Siobhan Egan of Paprika Southern and Marcia Banes of Old Savannah Tours have some suggestions.

Marcia's picks:

Humane Society of Greater Savannah on Facebook

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.

RBC Heritage on Facebook

  • 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  

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