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Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 9:43am

Discussion Resumes for Savannah River Port

Georgia and South Carolina port officials have agreed to move forward with studying a proposal to build a shared shipping terminal on the Savannah River.

The two-state board voted Monday to spend $1 million in the next year on the project in Jasper County, S.C., across the river from Savannah. That includes $425,000 for studying how to best use clay dredged from river to raise the elevation of the site.

Both states have spent $3.8 million in the past four years working toward building the joint port. But the project stalled earlier this year in dispute between the states over whether plans to deepen the harbor to the nearby Port of Savannah would help or hurt a port in Jasper County.