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.
Tue., July 24, 2012 11:48am
A judge in southeast Georgia has revived an environmental group's legal challenge to a deal between the state Environmental Protection Division and a textile plant after thousands of fish turned up dead in the Ogeechee River last year. The judge ruled that the state agency failed to hold a required public hearing before agreeing to a deal with King America Finishing.
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., January 24, 2012 5:42pm
Eighteen Georgia technical college campuses may face closure. Officials with the state Technical College System say, the satellite operations cost too much and serve too few students. A list of shutterings proposed this week includes campuses where full-time enrollment has fallen below 200 students.
Mon., January 16, 2012 9:30am
The Georgia Welcome Center located off U.S. Highway 301 in Screven County is one of a kind — the last of the state's original welcome centers from the 1960s to remain open. Now the 50-year-old building has been added the National Register of Historic Places, the federal government's list of the nation's most historically significant buildings and locations.
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.
Wed., September 21, 2011 5:04pm
State environmental officials announced a settlement of charges against an East Georgia textile plant linked to a massive fish kill in May. King America Finishing has agreed to pay for $1 million in yet-to-be-named improvements on the Ogeechee River. The settlement says, the plant illegally dumped a fire retardant into the river.
Sat., September 3, 2011 8:01am
Environmental advocates say recent tests of the Ogeechee River, where thousands of fish died in May, still show high levels of contaminants. Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp said fish are still dying.
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.
Fri., July 29, 2011 12:00pm
An environmental group is filing suit against a Screven County textile factory in the wake of May's massive Southeast Georgia fish kill. The Ogeechee Riverkeeper is the second group to launch a legal fight against King America Finishing.