In a surprise move, Columbia County Commission abruptly voted Tuesday to abolish the county’s construction and engineering advisory boards and create a new body that will combine their functions.
The matter was a last-minute addition to the agenda just before commissioners took up the evening’s business. The commission voted unanimously to dissolve the Construction Advisory Board and the Engineering Advisory Committee, and to rewrite county ordinances to create a combined “Development Services” board, which will begin meeting in January.
Two individuals were arrested Monday for possession of marijuana and alprazolam.
Approximately 7:57 p.m., Richmond County sheriff deputies were called to 3924 Wrightsboro Road in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Deputies smelled a strong odor of marijuana and found Leonard Lovett, 25, of Martinez, and Kristen Nichols, 24, of Evans, both naked in the backseat of a 2006 Kia Sorento, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.