Tue., April 30, 2013 9:00am
Three Georgia politicians have written to President Barack Obama urging him to include the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project authorization increase in his budget amendment to Congress. The president’s budget allocated just $1.28 million for the harbor expansion project — which is expected to cost $652 million.
Mon., April 15, 2013 5:08pm
US Congressman Jack Kingston says the state still would need an authorization from Congress if it decided to pay for more of harbor deepening on its own. Some lawmakers have suggested the state should stop waiting on Washington for a large chunk of funding for the Savannah project. Kingston says in that case Congress still would have to approve a higher budget for the deepening.
Mon., April 15, 2013 10:02am
Georgia officials say they're taking a closer look at having state taxpayers pay a larger upfront share to begin deepening the waterway to the bustling Port of Savannah. The federal government's share of the $652 million project is proving tough to get.
Mon., March 25, 2013 12:15pm
Court-ordered mediation in a federal lawsuit challenging the $650 million deepening of the Savannah River shipping channel resumes this week. Attorneys for both sides meet behind closed doors in federal court in Charleston again Wednesday.
Fri., March 15, 2013 12:50pm
Georgia and South Carolina lawmakers who represent districts along the Savannah River plan to meet next month to discuss several topics, including the Savannah harbor deepening.
Thu., January 24, 2013 9:02am
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.
Fri., January 11, 2013 6:19pm
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is hinting he has plans for a higher office. The mayor elected four years ago is seeking his second term in City Hall this year. But Morris News Service reports he said at a luncheon this week he also has "other plans" after finishing as mayor.
Tue., November 20, 2012 8:28am
Governor Nathan Deal said Monday he will be proposing more state money to help pay for the deepening of the Savannah port. Deal told the Georgia Ports Authority he plans to include an additional $50 million in his budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins in July.
Wed., October 31, 2012 7:29am
Gov. Nathan Deal says a federal official has recommended funding to dredge the Port of Savannah in the next federal budget. The Republican governor said the assistant Army secretary for civil works, Jo-Ellen Darcy, recommended the funding in a letter informing Congress of the agency's approval of the project.
Fri., September 28, 2012 6:02pm
Both sides in a lawsuit over dredging the Savannah River are set to sit down next week and try to resolve their issues. A federal judge this week ordered that all parties meet with court-appointed mediator former U.S. Rep. John Spratt on Oct. 25 and 26 at the federal courthouse in Charleston.