Jasper port group holding meeting today in Charleston (update: former GPA head hired)

Update November 16: The Post and Courier has a report on yesterday's meeting. 

The biggest news seems to be that the former executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority being brought on at $120,000 a year.

Take a read of the paper's report here.

First reporting November 15: In a fitting sign of interest in a Jasper County port, there doesn't appear to be many big items on the agenda for the board of the Jasper Ocean Terminal Joint Project Office for the Monday, November 15, meeting in Charleston.

Most agenda items call for status updates on a litany of items from "meetings with State Leadership Officials," to "Review and discuss the progress of the Program Manager."

Progress on the proposed port has neared a standstill as the idea was fought by both states for years and when a compromise was reached the economy had cooled significantly and a both Charleston and Savannah aren't expected to reach capacity until 2024. 

Check out the agenda here.

The meeting is at 3 p.m. The board is made up of members appointed by both South Carolina and Georgia governors. 

Keep up on the Jasper port on our topic page.