Fri., September 7, 2012 3:58pm
US Senator Johnny Isakson is cutting short a study to decide if the federal government should crack down on pollution in the Ogeechee River. Roughly 38,000 fish died last year in a fish kill linked to a Screven County textile mill.
Fri., September 7, 2012 10:30am
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson has cut short a study of whether the federal government should crack down on pollution of the Ogeechee River. Isakson’s interest came in the wake of the largest fish kill in state history in the river last year.
Mon., August 27, 2012 9:02am
Property owners along the Ogeechee River are challenging the tax assessed values of their land, saying it has lost value because of chemical discharges upstream.
Wed., July 25, 2012 11:27am
The Ogeechee Riverkeeper's case seeks to have a court fine King America for its pollution of the river and to issue an order stopping the illegal discharge. The new lawsuit was filed coincidentally on the same day, Monday, that the Riverkeeper won a ruling in a separately moving legal fight involving the fish kill.
Tue., July 24, 2012 7:31am
A Bulloch County judge has ruled the state Environmental Protection Division’s consent order with a Screven County textile mill is invalid because state officials did not have a public hearing.
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.
Wed., June 6, 2012 8:20pm
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division says the latest fish kill in the Ogeechee River is likely due to the drought. But officials say an exact cause will never be known.
Fri., May 25, 2012 2:54pm
12 more dead fish have turned up in the Ogeechee River in east Georgia.
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.