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Columbia County randomly checks contractors for licenses

...after county building inspectors and code enforcement officers announced they have started randomly visiting home construction sites to ensure all contractors and trade professionals are licensed and operating as permitted under Georgia law.The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-14/columbia-county-randomly-chec
Contractor reports $3,000 in appliances stolen from new house in Hephzibah

...An employee with Designer Homes and Construction in Evans called police about 9:24 a.m. Wednesday to a house construction site on the 4100 block of Lakeside Loop in Hephzibah after he found a $2,000 stainless steel refrigerator and $1...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-02/contractor-reports-300
Offensive action, reaction

...pol-weary voters.While it sounds great, how effective is it? What kind of traction will you get by showing up at a construction site and saying, "I'm not a construction worker!" Or by showing up for court and telling your client "I'm not really...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-07-01/offensive-action-reac
Columbia County to review construction contractors after fatal fall

...licensed and have liability insurance, a month after an undocumented worker fell to his death at an Evans house construction site.Bill Boatman, the chairman of the county's Develop ment Advisory Board, appointed residential builder Mark...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-13/columbia-county-review-constr
US home construction surges to fastest pace since 2007

...this year.In part, the surge in housing starts in April reflected a rebound from a dismal winter that shut down construction sites and hampered growth across the economy. Builders may struggle to maintain their robust April pace. But there is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-19/us-home-construction-surge
Steam generator latest large delivery to Plant Vogtle nuclear construction site

...pounds for the expansion of Plant Vogtle arrived Sunday, the latest of recent large deliveries to the nuclear reactor construction site near Waynesboro, Ga.Steam generator "A" was made in South Korea, shipped to the Port of Savannah and transported...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-09/steam-generator-latest-large
Being 'state champs' isn't enough for Florida baseball team

...criminal trespassing charge that has since been dismissed.Campus police said Puk and teammate Kirby Snead entered a construction site and attempted to climb a crane."Quite honestly, he's embarrassed about what happened," O'Sullivan said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-06-10/being-state-champs-isnt-
OSHA officials investigating death of Columbia County construction worker

...a fall at a Columbia County construction site.Ricardo Ramirez Aguas, of...injured in a fall at a new home construction site in the Bar tram Trail neighborhood...regulations were violated at the construction site.Fulcher identified the incident...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-28/osha-officials-investigating
U.S. new home sales jump in April

...building permits.Some gains have come as the real estate sector rebounds from a brutal winter, which shut down construction sites and slowed buyer traffic at open houses. But the increase in sales points to more Americans seeking to buy existing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-26/us-new-home-sales-jump-apr
US homebuilders' confidence in sales prospects ebbs

...January-March period increased versus the same quarter last year.Winter storms in January and February closed construction sites and likely pushed back potential sales this spring, traditionally the peak period for home sales, to later in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-18/us-homebuilders-confidence