Mon., August 12, 2013 1:00am
Jasper County officials are threatening to take over the Jasper Ocean Terminal project. They complain that the effort, overseen jointly by Georgia and South Carolina, is mired in never-ending studies. South Carolina officials say progress is being made.
Mon., June 24, 2013 12:05pm
Georgia and South Carolina will spend $748,000 in the coming year to move forward with a proposed joint shipping terminal on the Savannah River, but local officials hungry for the jobs a new port would create complain the neighboring states are dragging their feet.
Thu., January 24, 2013 4:02am
Port officials from Georgia and South Carolina have canceled their January meeting on the states' troubled plans to build a jointly owned port terminal on the Savannah River. They said an updated study on the economic viability of building the shipping terminal isn't ready.
Wed., July 11, 2012 12:47pm
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has vetoed an attempt to strip power from the office building an ocean terminal jointly with Georgia. The Joint Project Office or J-P-O is planning a new port on the South Carolina side of the shared Savannah River. Haley says, she vetoed a measure that would strip power from the agency pushing the terminal.
Tue., June 5, 2012 8:22am
South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson says he's one of the only lawmakers in South Carolina who is politically incorrect enough to favor a new port terminal in Jasper County. The Beaufort Gazette reports that the 2nd District congressman spoke to a group of Republicans in Beaufort on Monday.
Wed., December 21, 2011 11:56am
South Carolina ports officials are walking away from a proposed port project with Georgia for the second time this year. The fight over the planned jointly-run Jasper Ocean Terminal on the Savannah River comes as federal funding for Savannah harbor deepening looks more likely. A Georgia official calls new South Carolina demands "a game."
Mon., June 6, 2011 12:32pm
A member of the South Carolina state ports authority board is urging people not to read too much into a new pair of political appointments. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley recently appointed two new members. Neither of them are from the Beaufort area, near Savannah.
Tue., March 8, 2011 1:33pm
Georgia and South Carolina are slowing down their effort to develop a jointly-run seaport near Savannah. The two states' ports officials met to air grievances with one another over a proposed Jasper Ocean Terminal. Both sides said that the meeting of the so-called Joint Project Office was productive.