The last group of soldiers from Fort Gordon’s 35th Signal Brigade sent to West Africa to help contain the Ebola Virus outbreak returned to Augusta tonight.
The brigade held a small ceremony to welcome the last four of 25 local soldiers sent overseas home at Augusta Regional Airport at 8 p.m.
The soldiers traveled home after completing a 21-day health screening at Fort Bliss, Texas, to ensure all are in good health and none were bringing back deadly viruses, such as Ebola, said Staff Sgt. Ashley Armstrong, public affairs officer for the 35th Signal Brigade.
Police are investigating after someone stole DVD equipment and seats from charter buses at Lewis Bus Lines.
Police were called to the business at 4156 Mike Padgett Highway Monday morning after the theft was recovered. According to a news release, someone removed 28 DVD monitors, six DVD players and two cloth passenger seats from 10 different buses parked on the property.
The employee told police he estimates the theft took place some time since March 30. He stated drivers and employees have access to the buses at all times.
State court officials are urging local residents to beware of court notices going out by e-mail.
State Court Judge Richard Slaby’s office started receiving information on this week that multiple residents have received e-mails requesting they appear in state court. State court officials said court notices always go out by mail, and never by e-mail.
Gov. Nathan Deal will speak May 7 to the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Post-Legislative Breakfast, according to a news release.
He also plans to hold a bill signing ceremony at the event, which begins at 7:30 a.m. at Savannah Rapids Pavilion in Evans.
There is no charge for Columbia County Chamber members. Non-members can attend for $25. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the chamber at (706) 651-0018 or visiting its Web site at www.columbiacountychamber.com.