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.

Ways to Connect

There's plenty of fun in Savannah this Memorial Day weekend. Jessica Leigh Lebos of Connect Savannah and Joshua Peacock of Do Savannah share some of their top recommendations.

Discover Tybee Island

From cars to bikes to beach chairs, Amy Condon of Savannah Magazine and Lauren Cleland of Visit Savannah have plenty of weekend fun lined up, no matter how you get there.

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Gov. Nathan Deal said Friday that he would support whatever is necessary to complete the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project "in a timely fashion," including the possibility of more state funding. 

Deal spoke at an event at the Port of Savannah welcoming the COSCO Development, the largest container ship ever to call on the U.S. East Coast.


Whether you're celebrating mom or just enjoying the summery weather, Molly Swagler of the Tourism Leadership Council and Clinton Edminster of Art Rise Savannah have plenty of ways for you to have fun on the Georgia coast this weekend.

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There’s mixed reaction on college campuses after Governor Nathan Deal’s signing of a bill allowing concealed weapons on some parts of public college and university campuses.

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Summer is coming and Savannah's weekends are packed with fun. Bill Dawers of the Savannah Morning News and hissing lawns and Bevin Valentine Jalbert of Paprika Southern Magazine offer up some can't-miss options from this weekend's lineup.

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On Skidaway Island today, you’ll find a state park, a marine science institute, and a private golf community. But 150 years ago, right after the Civil War, it was home to a monastery and a school for former slaves. An Armstrong State University professor and a team of student archaeologists are digging up the hidden history on the site of the former school.


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Spring has sprung in Savannah, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate this weekend. Tanya Milton of the Savannah Tribune and Marianne Ganem Poppell of Savannah Master Calendar share some ways to have fun.

Marianne's picks:

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With plenty of events on the calendar this weekend, Savannah Magazine's Amy Condon and Visit Savannah's Larissa Allen share some top bets for weekend fun.

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State lawmakers passed new regulations for oil pipelines in Georgia on Thursday, the last day of the 2017 legislative session. Environmental groups and the petroleum industry applauded the legislation.

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Savannah's busy March continues. Luckily, Bill Dawers of hissing lawns and the Savannah Morning News and Mahogany Bowers of Blessings in a Bookbag are here with their weekend tips.

Mahogany's picks:

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Find plenty of spring fun in Savannah with the help of Do Savannah's Heather Henley and G100's Mia Amini.

City of Savannah

It's St. Patrick's Day, which means plenty to do in Savannah. Marcia Banes of Old Savannah Tours and Siobhan Egan of Paprika Southern Magazine share some tips.

Marcia's picks:

-Kick off the celebration with the annual Jasper Green ceremony, in which the Irish community honors the military past and present. It takes place in Madison Square, home of a monument to Jasper, a local Revolutionary War hero of Irish descent. Thursday, 5 p.m.

Savannah Stopover

It's a busy weekend in Savannah, with the Savannah Stopover music festival and much more. Connect Savannah's Anna Chandler and freelance writer and Do Savannah columnist Joshua Peacock share some highlights.

Anna's picks:

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There's a little something for everyone in Savannah this weekend. Art Rise Savannah's Clinton Edminster and the Tourism Leadership Council's Molly Swagler have some recommendations.

Molly's picks:

Seaside Sisters

There's plenty to do in the Savannah area this weekend if you're looking for a little fun. Marianne Ganem Poppell of Savannah Master Calendar and Heather Henley of Do Savannah have some suggestions.

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Hundreds of people packed into a town hall meeting with Republican Representative Buddy Carter in Savannah Tuesday. Carter was the latest of several GOP Congress members to find emotions running high back home.

Before taking questions, Carter laid out some of his goals for the new Congress, including repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.

Ghost Coast Distillery

In search of some fun? Savannah Tribune Vice President Tanya Milton and Visit Savannah Digital Content Coordinator Larissa Allen have a few ideas for your Savannah weekend.

Larissa's picks:

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The University System of Georgia is making an antidote for opioid overdoses available on all its campuses.  The drug Naloxone can reverse the effects of an overdose on opioids like heroin and fentanyl.

The use and addiction of the opioid heroin has increased throughout the United States and is trending among 18-25 year olds. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a little over 1,300 people died in Georgia from opioid overdoses in 2015, the most recent year with available data.

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A Savannah legislator says Georgia needs to revise its definition of where beaches end and private property begins.

Republican Rep. Jesse Petrea is a co-sponsor of a bill to revise the 1979 law that protects Georgia's dunes, beaches, shoals and sandbars — thus also protecting barrier island property from erosion and hurricane damage.

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Savannah has plenty to offer this pre-Valentine's Day weekend. Joshua Peacock, a freelance writer and DO Savannah columnist, and Mahogany Bowers, founder of Blessings in a Bookbag, offer up their ideas.

Joshua's picks:

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February brings plenty of events to the Savannah area. Bevin Valentine Jalbert of Paprika Southern magazine and Bill Dawers of DO Savannah and hissing lawns share their suggestions for weekend fun.

Bill's picks:

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There's plenty to do in Savannah this weekend, from music to tech to weddings. Mia Amini of G100 and Marcia Banes of Old Savannah Tours share their top recommendations.

Marcia's picks:

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History is all around in Savannah - including underfoot, according to Robin Williams, chair of the Architectural History department at SCAD. He talked with GPB's Emily Jones about why he says paving is an important part of history.

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Plan your weekend fun with some help from Savannah Magazine editor Amy Condon and Connect Savannah community editor Jessica Leigh Lebos.

Amy's picks:

-The Thursday Night Opry series at Trininty United Methodist Church kicks off 2017 with a singer-songwriter show, featuring local and regional artists. Performers include Kurtis Schumm, Dare Dukes, Rachel Shaner and Sarah Poole. Thursday, 7-10 p.m.; $10.

Telfair Museums

Enjoy a fun long weekend in Savannah with some help from Art Rise Savannah's Clinton Edminster and the Tourism Leadership Council's Molly Swagler.

Molly's picks:

Georgia Southern and Armstrong State Universities will combine under the name Georgia Southern University. The state Board of Regents approved the consolidation Wednesday.

Armstrong students and alumni have been critical of the plan, pointing to Armstrong's history in Savannah and the distance between the schools.

Visit Tybee

Ready for some more fun in the new year? Do Savannah editor Heather Henley and Visit Savannah Digital Content Coordinator Larissa Allen have you covered.

Heather's picks:

Coastal advocacy organization One Hundred Miles will host the first "Choosing to Lead" conference this Saturday, Jan. 7, on Jekyll Island. Catherine Ridley joined GPB Savannah's Emily Jones to share more about why they created this conference on coastal conservation in action. Information about the conference may be found here.

Visit Tybee

Coastal Georgia is a busy place during the holidays. Sara Lane of Visit Tybee and Amy Condon of Savannah Magazine help you navigate the fun.

Amy's picks: