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Savannah port expansion bringing jobs, challenges

ATHENS, Ga. -- State leaders highlighted job-creation strategies through education, local assistance and port improvements Monday in a conference for legislators.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-09/savannah-port-expansion-br
Congressional spending bill funds Savannah port work

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A $1.1 trillion spending bill approved by Congress includes a small amount of money to help begin deepening the Port of Sa­vannah's shipping channel, and Geor­gia officials said they're confident more federal funding will follow after the $706 million project gets underway.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-15/congressional-spending-bil
Plant Vogtle gets permit to draw Savannah River water for new cooling towers

...The system, called a "Speece Cone" or an oxygen bubbler, was also proposed during negotiations to deepen the Savannah port.The water intake is about a mile downstream of Hancock Landing Road in Burke County, according to the permit issued...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-11/plant-vogtle-gets-permit-dra
Savannah River deepening could begin in weeks

...improvements in recent years preparing for the increased truck traffic expected to result from larger ships calling on the Savannah port.Also at the meeting, the committee heard a presentation by Miguel Southwell, general manager of Hartsfield-Jackson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-19/savannah-river-deepening-coul
Ebola checks at Savannah port

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Seven ships from West Africa have entered the Port of Savannah in the last 30 days. Twenty-one from the region have sailed into ports across the U.S. Coast Guard's entire Southeast District in the last 30 days.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-17/ebola-checks-savannah-port
Final deal to start dredging Savannah harbor close

...chickens.Foltz said Monday that business is still growing in the new fiscal year that started July 1. In August, the Savannah port exceeded 300,000 container units in a single month for the first time. Some of the recent growth was attributed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-29/final-deal-start-dredging-sav
Democrats disingenuous

...Rep. John Barrow had absolutely nothing to do with the Plant Vogtle expansion. He claims he got the funding for the Savannah port when Democrats actually were holding up the funding, and Georgia is having to go it alone at this time. John is a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-09-04/democrats-disingenuous
Georgia ports chief touts Savannah's potential

...Savannah business and civic leaders attending his annual speech giving a progress report on the state's ports. The Savannah port moved a record 3.1 million container units in the fiscal year that ended June 30. Just eight years ago Savannah...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-25/georgia-ports-chief-touts-sav
Deal says Georgia, Army Corps should finish agreement to deepen Savannah harbor this month

...project, wants to use the state's 40 percent share to get started dredging of the 30-mile channel between the Savannah port and the Atlantic Ocean. The Army Corps, the federal agency overseeing the project, would have to sign off."My...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-09/deal-says-georgia-army-c
Georgia Chamber President and CEO Chris Clark urges business leaders to look within state borders

...and streamline broadband infrastructure.Clark applauded the use of state and federal funds put toward deepening the Savannah Port and Georgia legislators' decision to add state money for education and increasing technology in schools."The No...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-07-08/georgia-cha