Augusta's ties to Ebola-stricken Liberia date back to 1836

...in the 1980s and 1990s, looters toppled the statue of Tubman on the University of Liberia grounds, beheading it for scrap metal. An eternal flame at Tubman's grave was also put out.Although the civil wars are over, the country is now dealing...

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...

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...

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.

Richmond County sheriff's officers continue move into new south precinct building

...renovations.Jim Helmly, a special project manager, said the project stayed under budget by using inmate labor and selling scrap metal from old jail cells.Law enforcement from the south precinct began moving in the week of Feb. 17."The building...

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...