Two Citizens Talk Landfill Issues at Commission Meeting

Two Screven County residents on opposite sides of the issue addressed Commissioners during Tuesday’s Commission Meeting at the courthouse, together comprising the totality of the meeting’s discussion on the landfill. [Article contains video & PDF file of paperwork submitted to Commissioners]

LETTER: AWS Was Given “Assurances” on Proposed Landfill

A letter to a lengthy list of Screven County officials from the legal team representing Atlantic Waste Services alleges that the decision to move forward with the landfill at the proposed site was due to “assurances’ made by county officials, employees, and documents in existence at the time the application was made. Now that the moratorium is delaying the application, lawyers for AWS say the county has positioned them for litigation.

Sylvania to Receive $78k in Grants, Loans for Police Department

The City of Sylvania is the recipient of just over $78,000 due to a funding mechanism of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

Screven Co. Sheriff Wants Guns Banned at Recreation Department

Screven County’s top law enforcement official wants firearms banned on county recreation department property. Sheriff Mike Kile asked Commissioners Tuesday morning to consider enacting a...

Effingham Commissioners to Vote on Fire Services Agreement with Guyton

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners will vote Tuesday on whether or not the county will formally enter into an agreement with the City...

$1.5 Million in CBDG Grants Headed to the City of Sylvania

The City of Sylvania is set to receive a financial windfall for economic development and sewer system improvements thanks to two grants awarded by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

RUNDOWN: Screven Development Authority Meeting – August, 27, 2019

The Screven County Development Authority convened for their regular meeting on August 29. The 8:00 A.M. was attended by Chairman Bobby Smith, board members...

LANDFILL DOCS: Draft Minutes Conflict with Commission Vote, AWS Application Cites Expired Ordinances

See the full conditional land use application filed by Atlantic Waste Services as well as the most recent commission meeting minutes.

Atlantic Waste Files Application for Land Use in Screven Despite Moratorium

The Green Meadows Solid Waste Disposal & Recycling facility posted on social media Wednesday morning stating that a zoning application had been filed in...

Screven Commissioners Impose 3 Month Moratorium on Land Use Applications

The moratorium will halt land use applications for 3 months while county officials develop a Solid Waste Management Plan in the face of the proposed landfill.