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Digging begins to deepen Savannah harbor

...the contractor $134.5 million to deepen 17 miles of the Savannah River's shipping channel - about halfway to the Savannah port. The company has until July 2018 to finish the job. The harbor expansion, authorized by Congress in 1999, is expected...
$24 million rail terminal north of Atlanta to link industry to Savannah port across 300 miles

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Georgia Ports Authority is building a $24 million inland terminal that will move cargo by railroad between industries north of Atlanta and the Port of Savannah about 300 miles away.
Confederate cannon recovered from Savannah River

...the cannon weighed roughly 1,000 pounds and is the first of two that is being pulled from the water as part of the Savannah port expansion project.Birdwell says more than 100 cannonballs are also in the river and will be removed. Birdwell says...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...