Thu., March 21, 2013 12:00pm
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.
Tue., March 19, 2013 9:02am
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.
Wed., December 19, 2012 11:00am
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.
Fri., October 12, 2012 9:10am
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."
Wed., June 13, 2012 12:51am
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.
Tue., June 12, 2012 12:16pm
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.
Fri., May 25, 2012 6:54am
The state Department of Natural Resources has issued a warning about the Ogeechee River in Bulloch and Effingham counties after 10 dead fish were found. The state Environmental Protection Division is doing tests to determine what killed the fish.
Sun., August 28, 2011 4:55am
Colquitt County trailed Madison County (Fla.) by nine points with just 1:51 left in the game, but found a way to win. Quarterbacks Cole Segraves and Daniel Mobley led the host Packers on an 88-yard touchdown drive that culminated with a 16-yard touchdown pass from Segraves to Ty Smith with 32.3 seconds left.
Tue., June 7, 2011 1:28pm
Federal environmental officials say, it might be impossible to know just what led to thousands of fish dying in Southeast Georgia's Ogeechee River. The US Environmental Protection Agency released a memo this week saying, a common bacteria caused the kill. But biologists already knew that and river-watchers really want to know what made the fish suceptible to the bacteria.
Fri., May 27, 2011 4:51pm
State environmental officials don't want people to fish in the Ogeechee River until they can find out what killed thousands of fish. A massive fish kill late last week stunk up the meandering Southeast Georgia waterway. The state Environmental Protection Division blamed a bacteria not known to harm humans.