Columbia County officials are considering buying an incinerator to help dispose of animal carcasses.
Animal Care and Control Manager Linda Fulmer said an incinerator designed to handle 800 pounds per load would cost the county about $46,000 - including set-up.
Officials estimate the incinerator would generate approximately $12,900 annually and cost about $3,500 a year to operate.
"The biggest cost will be the gas to run it," Fulmer said, adding the machine would be smokeless and odorless.
Three people robbed Stuckey's Amoco on South Belair Road last week after tying up the clerk.
The clerk at the store told police a white male entered the store about 2 a.m. last Monday and broke a glass figurine. He then asked for a broom and dust pan to clean up the pieces, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
While the clerk was getting the items, another white male entered, and when the clerk returned, the second person pointed a black handgun at the clerk and ordered the clerk into a restroom, the report says.
The gunman then tied her up and asked her how to open the cash register, the report says. The clerk explained how to open the register, the report says.
Columbia County Sheriff's Office Capt. Steve Morris said the third suspect, a woman who entered the store as the clerk was being taken to the restroom, then went to cash register and took the money.
By the time the clerk managed to get free, the three robbers had departed, the report says.
Anyone with information about the Columbia County robbery may call the Columbia County Sheriff's Office at 541-2800.
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