Aiken County OKs purchase of Coca-Cola plant

Emergency services will relocate

 Aiken County's soon to be the proud new owners of the former Coca-Cola bottling plant on York Street. County council members approved an $810,000 contract on Tuesday to purchase the site as the new home of emergency services.

The county was looking to move emergency services away from the new county complex for better, more efficient service. The currently department operates out of the basement of the county complex on Richland Avenue.

The facility offers 2.6 acres with 2,850 square feet of office space and 4,000 square feet of shop and maintenance along with four loading docks. The county will also purchase a vacant lot behind the plant for $140,000.

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