Mon., February 11, 2013 4:00am
An Augusta non-profit wants state regulators to change their minds about who they want to conduct water monitoring on the Ogeechee River. Georgia Environmental Protection Division officials last year chose Georgia Southern University as the institution to study the river after a massive fish kill in 2011. The GSU study would take place over three years but could last longer.
Mon., November 5, 2012 11:25am
California environmental activist Erin Brockovich says she's starting an investigation into the health of the Ogeechee River. An estimated 38,000 fish died in the Southeast Georgia river last year. Area residents blame a Screven County textile plant and lax environmental regulators.
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.
Thu., July 5, 2012 12:51pm
Officials in Southeast Georgia's Effingham County are telling people not to swim or fish in the Ogeechee River. A blistered catfish was found in the river Wednesday. That's a sign the fish was suffering from the same bacteria responsible for killing thousands of fish in the river last year and in May. The catfish was found about 10 miles south of the Ga. 119 bridge.
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.
Mon., November 7, 2011 5:46pm
The Georgia Water Coalition has put the Ogeechee River in southeast Georgia at the top of a new list of dirty Georgia waterways. The coalition representing 180 groups and businesses is highlighting the Ogeechee after a massive fish kill soiled the river in May. The Altamaha is at number two on the list because of Jesup's Rayonier paper mill.
Tue., October 25, 2011 2:10pm
A Screven County textile mill is defending a $1 million agreement with regulators over this year's massive fish kill in the Ogeechee River. The deal's critics are suing to stop the deal. They say, officials let the mill off light by not fining the company millions more in penalties. Company officials, however, say, there's no guarantee fines would have gone to protect the river.