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.