Democratic candidate for governor stresses innovation during Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School tour

...projects and clubs. The senator was particularly interested in two battery powered vehicles built by school students from scrap metal, saying it represented a creative way for educators to "make school work relevant to students ... and help their...

Investigator glad he changed careers

...County kids."I tell them education is everything," Rod ri guez said. "You don't want to live everyday selling scrap metal to make ends meet."After the police academy, Rodriguez worked as a deputy for about seven years before becoming...

Four Burke County men suspected in multiple thefts

...Campbell, 26, of Sardis, and Gabriel Bailey, 19, of Waynesboro. Police said the two were caught loading stolen scrap metal onto a trailer that had been reported stolen from Jenkins County. Campbell, 26, of Sardis, had a criminal history...

PSC staff calls for no electricity rate hike

...jobs elsewhere.Smith recommended 29 adjustments in how the company does its accounting. They include budgeting its scrap-metal sales, how it accounts for contracts with its sister companies and unbudgeted tax refunds. He said the company is...

Questions surround Augusta's missing William Makepeace Thackeray historical marker

...reporters began asking around.Had the plaque ? probably containing more than 100 pounds of metal ? been stolen by scrap metal thieves hoping to convert it to cash? The Richmond County Sheriff's Office had no reports or knowledge of such...

Sibley Mill cleanup to be focus of Nov. 8 hearing

...pesticide residue from basement areas. Workers also tore out old pipelines and cut apart steel caustic tanks to be sold for scrap metal.Other phases of cleanup and stabilization will occur as money becomes available.For more information on the hearing...

Fewer vehicle thefts reported in 2013

...thief has a ride to the other side of town. Those are the quickest to recover."The vehicles are sometimes sold for scrap metal, Dixon said. One Richmond County incident report shows that a 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix was stolen from a house and...

Wet conditions expand mosquito population

...in to the county's 3-1-1 line recently include water-filled tires, unattended swimming pools and areas where scrap metal in a junkyard holds enough water to harbor mosquito larvae.Across much of Georgia, a banner year of wet weather is...

Fire erupts at Wrens storage tank

...able to put it completely out," Peebles said.Peebles said he thought the contractors were cutting up the tank to scrap metal."Nobody was injured," he said, adding he had not been certain what was in the tank or what had been stored in...

Copper lines cut at church

...Sheriff's Office incident report.Thieves normally steal the valuable copper tubing from air conditioners to sell as scrap metal. In this case however, the copper was left behind. A church security worker reported no other damage.