An East Georgia textile plant has agreed to pay a $1 million settlement of charges that it dumped illegal waste into the Ogeechee River.
State environmental officials, however, aren't completely linking the plant, King America Finishing in Screven County, to a massive fish kill in May.
State officials say a roofing manufacturer will open a new facility in Bulloch County, creating about 50 full-time jobs.
Building materials maker GAF will produce insulation in Statesboro. The company already has two other Georgia locations, in Savannah and Cumming.
A middle Georgia site is now on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund list.
The listing makes cleaning up the Armstrong World Industries site in Macon site a priority to protect people’s health and the environment.
People in northwest Georgia have been waiting on an extension to Highway 411 for three decades. It would relieve congestion and create better access to Interstate 75. The state is ready to move forward.