Two years after a run-in with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the HP Pelzer auto parts plant in Thomson is again facing penalties for workplace safety violations. And so is its former staffing agency, Augusta-based Sizemore Inc.
On Monday, the U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Atlanta-East office said the two companies face a total of $704,610 in penalties for 24 safety violations stemming from an inspection in March.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office asked for the public’s help Monday in identifying two suspects sought on fraud charges from almost two months ago.
In late July, two females entered Sprint Food Store, located in the 3400 block of Mike Padgett Highway, and purchased 17 cartons of cigarettes with three different credit cards. According to an incident report, the cards were found to be “no good” but the employee did not realize that was the case until after the suspects had left.
Paine College presented a “very strong case” to keep its accreditation at a hearing Monday but the decision to uphold its appeal could turn on whether a committee agrees with its long-term outlook, the chair-elect of Paine’s Board of Trustees said.
In an opinion released Monday, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled a mentally ill, disabled veteran knew what he was doing when he left more than half a million dollars to his custodian and the owners of the personal care home where he lived.
Judith Webb appealed a July 23 decision by a Richmond County probate court judge who found in favor of Dale Groenenboom and Charles and Jerry Reeves.