Feds allot $2M for Georgetown port

Following uncertainty of its funding, the federal government has allotted $2 million in the 2015 budget for dredging the Port of Georgetown.

U.S. Rep. Tom Rice’s office announced the news today, Tuesday, Feb. 3.

“Today, we were notified that the federal government will invest $2 million in the Georgetown Port,” said Rice. “This is a critical step for returning the harbor to 27 feet and highlights the economic impact the Georgetown Port will have on our community and state.”

The funds will be given to the Charleston District Army Corps to begin dredging the port back to 27 feet.

Look for a more detailed version of this story in Wednesday’s Georgetown Times.