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Byline: RON MENCHACA
Jasper County officials who desperately want a port fear they may be caught in the middle as Georgia and South Carolina wrangle over which state might end up controlling 1,700 acres in the county.
Georgia officials said Friday that the state has no immediate plans to develop a container terminal in South Carolina.
The pledge follows Thursday's revelation that the S.C. State Ports Authority is considering condemning the 1,700-acre tract along the Savannah River in Jasper County in response to fears that Georgia might expand its port there first.
The Georgia Department of Transportation owns the land in Jasper County. The Army Corps of Engineers holds a perpetual easement on the site for dumping dredge material from the river.
"The state of Georgia doesn't currently have specific plans to deviate from this …