SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) Georgia's busy seaports are handling record cargo volumes that have the Port of Savannah within reach of surpassing a big milestone when the fiscal year ends next week. <br />
Georgia Ports Authority executive director Curtis Foltz said Monday the state's ports in Savannah and Brunswick handled 2.63 million tons of imports and exports in May. That's the most freight that's ever moved through the ports in a single month. <br />
The latest numbers show Savannah during the past 11 months has moved more than 2.86 million cargo containers packed with everything from retail goods to frozen chickens. Foltz says that means Savannah will exceed a milestone 3 million containers for the first time when the fiscal year ends June 30. <br />
Foltz says a recovering U.S. economy is fueling much of the growth.
Jackson EMC President/CEO Chip Jakins announced Wednesday that its renewable energy supplier, Green Power EMC, has reached an agreement to purchase the full output of a new 52-Megawatt solar array planned for construction in Jeff Davis County near Hazlehurst.
Due to program and enrollment growth at its Cumming Campus, the University of North Georgia plans to lease the top floor of the Cumming City Hall for its Master of Business Administration and continuing education and professional development programs, that according to Associate Vice President of University Relations Kate Maine.