Twelve organizations are uniting their efforts to restore longleaf pine forests in Georgia. The forests are seen as critical for wildlife. They also benefit timber production. The effort is part of a multi-state coming together of public and private groups aimed at longleaf restoration.
Gov. Nathan Deal of Georgia will host South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Wednesday in Hartwell, Ga., near the South Carolina border. The governors and lawmakers from South Carolina and Georgia are meeting on water management issues in the Savannah River basin.
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.
Lawmakers from Georgia and South Carolina are pledging to hold additional meetings to discuss water issues along the Savannah River. Georgia lawmakers spent several hours visiting to the Statehouse in Columbia yesterday.
Federal accounting watchdogs say a facility near Augusta designed to convert weapons-grade plutonium into commercial reactor fuel is $2 billion over budget. A General Accountability Office report issued last week also says the mixed-oxide or MOX plant is years behind schedule.
An international conference in Charleston is tackling a topic that folks in Savannah are talking about more and more. Cruise ships and their impact on historic communities is the focus of a three-day meeting. Charleston is ahead of Savannah in developing a multi-million-dollar cruise ship industry.
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.
Georgia's environmental chief says he wants to continue talks with South Carolina over saltwater intrusion on the coast. A committee for years has been discussing ways to stop a saltwater plume that's contaminating wells near Savannah. But the committee hasn't met in months and South Carolina officials are calling more loudly for action.
With the Atlantic storm season nearing its end, the National Weather Service is taking some of its coastal-area radars offline to give them upgrades. The switch to so-called dual-polorization doppler radars is part of a 50 million dollar national radar renovation aimed at boosting forecast accuracy and speeding weather alerts.