Effingham County has reached an out-of-court settlement with King America Finishing Inc. for undisclosed damages linked to a massive fish kill in the Ogeechee River. County Attorney Eric Gotwalt told the Savannah Morning News the amount of the settlement will be disclosed under state open records laws after all parties have signed it.
Medient Studios broke gound Thursday on what company officials are calling the nation's largest movie studio. The company plans to build a $90 million facility near Savannah in Effingham County. CEO Manu Kumaran says his business model is to change the world of movie-making.
An Effingham County commission has approved the master plan for a movie studio and officials say development is expected to begin soon. Construction is expected to begin in August. Medient Studios Inc. chairman Manu Kumaran says he's confident the studio will be up and running by the first quarter of 2014.
Southeast Georgia's Effingham County could become the latest property owner to sue King America Finishing. Officials recently hired an attorney to study a case against the Screven County textile mill, which many residents blame for a massive 2011 fish kill on the Ogeechee River.
Effingham County near Savannah could be getting a new film studio. Medient Studios has received approval from local officials to begin building a new $90 million movie production facility next to I-16. Film and Television professor Michael Chaney of the Savannah College of Art and Design says the area already has many ties with the film industry.
Economic development officials near Georgia's coast are expected to reveal details of plans for a movie studio in the area. Effingham County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott said the project involves a "large movie studio." Lott said he wasn't able to disclose more details until a Tuesday morning news conference.
Authorities in an eastern Georgia sheriff's office have announced they've made their 16th child porn arrest since June. Effingham County sheriff's spokesman David Ehsanipoor said police recently arrested a 55-year-old Port Wentworth man at his home on child porn charges.
A judge in Effingham County has appointed a lawyer to represent a pit bull dog accused of attacking a 5-year-old boy. Superior Court Judge William E. Woodrum Jr. appointed Springfield attorney Claude M. Kicklighter to represent the dog, named Kno, "in the interest of justice."
Dozens of angry residents spoke against a new pollution permit for an East Georgia textile mill last night. About 200 people came to an emotional public hearing concerning the proposed permit for King America Finishing. The company is linked to last year's huge fish kill in the Ogeechee River.
Southeast Georgia residents angry about last year's fish kill on the Ogeechee River are expected at a public hearing. State officials are proposing stricter limits and more monitoring for a Screven County textile factory being sued over the episode. The permit would allow the company to discharge chemicals such as and formaldehyde into the river.