Governor Nathan Deal said Tuesday he has set aside the final $35 million needed from the state to deepen the Savannah harbor. Deal made the announcement at a State of the Ports luncheon hosted by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.
Several hundred people gathered on the east bank of the Chattahoochee to commemorate the launching of a $23 million project to bring whitewater rafting to Columbus and Phenix City, Alabama. Work on the project began several weeks ago. The event on Thursday, dubbed "RiverBlasting," brought a ceremonial beginning to what supporters say will be the longest whitewater course in an urban setting in the world at 2.5 miles.