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.
The board working to develop a $5 billion container ship terminal jointly operated by South Carolina and Georgia is meeting in Charleston on Monday. Last year, the South Carolina State Ports Authority board voted not to spend any more money on the joint port to be located on the South Carolina side of the Savannah River just downstream from Savannah, Ga.