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.
A textile plant set to open in Tifton will create 120 jobs. Pennsylvania-based American Textile Company will make bed pillows at the south Georgia facility. It’s set to open in Spring 2011. The company plans to hire 50 workers right away.