S.C. county might demand control of Ga.-S.C. port project

07/31/2013 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

A proposal for a $3.3 billion cargo terminal on the Savannah River, to be built by Georgia and South Carolina, has been moving slowly. Jasper County, S.C., officials intend to seek control of the project and 1,500 acres acquired for it if a joint board doesn't agree to soon request construction permits. The takeover is backed by a 2009 law stating that termination of the partnership between the states is an option should the project not be developed "in an expeditious manner."

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