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King America, county settle in fish kill case


Effingham County commissioners have agreed to an out-of-court settlement with King America Finishing Inc. for damages the county suffered during a May 2011 fish kill in the Ogeechee River.

No details will be revealed about the settlement, including the amount of money that the county will receive.

The county owns steel bridge landing where Georgia 119 crosses the Ogeechee River. the boat landing was closed during the fish kill that was one of the largest in state history.

Despite the settlement, WTOC has learned that the Clean Water Act lawsuit filed by the Ogeechee Riverkeeper continues.

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