More than $4,300 worth of landscaping equipment was stolen from a trailer at Augusta Mall while workers groomed the grounds Wednesday.
One of the landscapers told Richmond County sheriff’s deputies he and his crew were working between 10 a.m. and 10:35 a.m. when he saw a black man jump into a white pickup truck and flee toward Wrightsboro Road. After checking the back of one of his trailers, he saw that two leaf blowers, two edgers, two weed-eaters and two push mowers were missing.
Columbia County residents will have yet another chance to offer ideas and voice their concerns on the next 20 years of growth and development today at Evans public library.
The public is invited to an all-day “land use charrette” today to provide input for Columbia County’s comprehensive development plan, dubbed “Vision 2035,” which will help planners and elected officials make decisions about the next two decades of growth and change, said Andrew Strickland, the county’s director of Planning Services.
The Richmond County Board of Education has decided to delay the T.W. Josey High School-Murphey Middle School merger until the 2017-18 school year.
The decision made at a Tuesday committee meeting will allow time for the construction of a new wing at Josey and for the entire student body of Murphey to move to their new school as a single unit, school officials said. The board voted 9-0 to approve the delay, with member Frank Dolan absent.
Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry is expected to issue a decision by Tuesday on a controversial, tri-state petroleum pipeline, proposed to run through 210 miles in Georgia.
If approved, Kinder Morgan’s new Palmetto Pipeline will dogleg off the existing Plantation Pipeline in Belton S.C., and transport up to 7 million gallons of oil per day to terminals in North Augusta, Savannah and Jacksonville.