|03/11/2014||White House Holding Firm on Savannah Harbor Dredging Ban|
March 11--When the White House budget for fiscal 2015 failed to contain the expected funds for dredging the Savannah harbor, Georgia's full, bipartisan congressional delegation sent a letter to President Barack Obama's Office of Management and Budget requesting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers be allowed to proceed with the project using funds the state already has set aside.
|03/11/2014||I-75 Express Lane Project Begins in Broward County|
March 11--If you are driving in Broward County, there's no escaping construction of tolled express lanes on the interstates this year.
|03/08/2014||Savannah River MOX's Standby Status Renews Community Fears About Jobs, Site's Future|
March 08--For nearly two decades, the Augusta and Aiken areas have been riding waves of uncertainty concerning Savannah River Site's mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility.
|03/07/2014||S.C. Officials Say MOX 'Smells Like Yucca'|
March 07--Aiken County Council member Chuck Smith said news about President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2015 budget proposal to freeze the Savannah River Site's MOX program "smells like Yucca Mountain, part two."
|03/06/2014||Judge: Duke Energy Must Clean Up Groundwater at Ash Dumps|
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Duke Energy must take immediate action to eliminate sources of groundwater contamination at its coal ash dumps, a judge said Thursday in a ruling that came from a complaint filed before a massive spill from one of the utility's plants coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in toxic gray sludge.
|03/06/2014||Miami Green Lights Development of $11.5M Film/Television Studio|
March 06--Miami's Omni Community Redevelopment Agency this week finalized an $11.5 million contract for a New York firm to open a movie and television production studio in the city's downtown core.
|03/06/2014||Georgia Bill Lets Wood Return to School Construction|
March 06--The old wooden schoolhouse could return to Georgia under legislation headed to Gov. Nathan Deal's desk.
|03/06/2014||Feds: Georgia Can't Dredge Savannah River Until Water Bill Passes|
March 06--Just as the state of Georgia was queuing up to put its first dredge in the water and reap the rewards of a long-fought 15-year battle to deepen the Savannah River channel, the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project has hit yet another snag.
|03/06/2014||Coal Ash Poses Risk to Charlotte Region's Water Supply|
CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ A pair of 80-foot-high earthen dams, one of them built in the Eisenhower era, stand between Charlotte's water supply and more than 5 billion pounds of coal ash.
|03/06/2014||Atlanta Developer Proposes Affordable Senior Housing for Brunswick, Ga.|
March 06--An Atlanta-based development company wants to build affordable housing for senior citizens at the site of the former Perry Building on Brunswick's Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
|03/05/2014||Charlotte Touts P3s to Fund $5B in Unmet Transportation Needs|
March 05--Faced with a growing population and $5 billion in unmet transportation needs, Charlotte officials are looking to an increasingly popular option for cash-strapped governments: partnerships with private firms willing to share the costs and profits of public projects.
|03/06/2014||Georgia Seeks Way to Keep Savannah Port Project on Track|
March 06--Georgia leaders readied plans to move forward with the deepening of Savannah's harbor on Wednesday as they sought to determine why the Obama administration surprised -- Republicans say betrayed -- Georgia by not proposing funding for the dredging of the port this year and declaring the project not yet ready to go.
|03/05/2014||Governor Designates $194M for Tampa People Mover Project|
March 05--TAMPA -- Tampa, Orlando and Miami won't get high-speed rail in the foreseeable future, but Gov. Rick Scott will use election-year funding initiatives for a 1.3 mile people mover at Tampa International Airport and for a local and long-distance passenger rail terminal at Orlando's airport.
|03/05/2014||$200M Hotel Project to 'Reboot' Old Power Plant in Savannah|
March 05--Hotel magnate and Savannah native Richard Kessler is preparing to reboot West River Street in a $200 million project that will give the decommissioned Georgia Power plant a glamorous new life.
|03/05/2014||Obama Budget Snubs Savannah Harbor Deepening|
March 05--Last fall, Vice President Joe Biden stood on the docks at Georgia Ports Authority's Garden City Terminal -- the fourth largest and fastest-growing container facility in the country -- and vowed the port's critical deepening project would be done "come hell or high water."
|03/05/2014||Savannah River Site MOX Project to Shut Down as Fuel Disposal Options Assessed|
March 05--The National Nuclear Security Administration will begin shutting down Savannah River Site's mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility while it assesses alternative ways to dispose of plutonium.
|03/05/2014||Miami Hospital Foreman Pleads Guilty to Pocketing Contractor's Bribes|
March 05--A longtime Jackson Health System employee pleaded guilty Tuesday to a conspiracy of pocketing thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for steering construction jobs to a pair of Miami businessmen.
|03/05/2014||Obama Budget Surprise Angers Savannah Port Backers|
March 05--WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration snubbed the Port of Savannah on Tuesday in its annual budget request, signaling a delay for the groundbreaking of the state's top economic development priority and drawing the ire of political leaders.
|03/04/2014||Obama Budget Halts Savannah River Site's MOX Project|
March 04--President Obama is recommending that the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility in South Carolina be shut down and the government look for another way to dispose of radioactive plutonium from disassembled nuclear bombs.
|03/04/2014||Miami-Dade Proposes Ordinance Hiking Contractors' Local Hiring|
March 04--A new set of hiring rules could make it easier for Miami-Dade residents to earn a larger share of the county's $2 billion construction budget.
|03/03/2014||North Carolina Cites 5 Duke Energy Plants for Lacking Storm Water Permits|
RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina regulators have cited five more Duke Energy power plants for lacking required storm water permits after a massive spill at one of the company's coal ash dumps coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge.
|03/02/2014||Construction Begins on Hindu Temple in Tampa|
March 02--TAMPA -- Motorists rounding the bend on Interstate 275 in Tampa will soon look west over a piece of India now that construction has begun on the Sanatan Mandir Hindu temple, with towers -- called sikharas -- rising six stories into the sky.
|03/02/2014||Dams, and Questions, Separate Coal Ash from N.C. Water Supply|
March 02--A pair of 80-foot-high earthen dams, one of them built in the Eisenhower era, stand between Charlotte's water supply and more than 5 billion pounds of coal ash.
|03/02/2014||New Generation of Nuclear Workers Entering Field|
March 02--Father-son fishing trips on Lake Erie were the closest TJ Corder thought he'd ever get to a nuclear power plant.
|03/01/2014||High-Cost Hurricane-Killer Proposal: Thousands of Offshore Wind Turbines|
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ After dozens of nonsensical proposals to kill hurricanes with everything from nuclear bombs to cat litter, finally an idea that might work: enormous wind turbines placed offshore from storm vulnerable cities.