North Augusta OKs powerful radio system

NORTH AUGUSTA - North Augusta Department of Public Safety was given the OK to spend $743,978 from the capital projects fund to buy an 800-megahertz radio system.

The system will let the city operate on the same station as surrounding areas and get faster response when help is needed.

On Monday, the city council reviewed changes in the cost of renovating the old municipal building and decided to spend $89,000 more from the capital projects fund. The original amount set aside was $562,000, but mold was discovered.