Augusta goat maintenance program delayed another day

Yet another delay has slowed the start of Augusta’s program to use goats to maintain area detention ponds.

Engineering Director Abie Ladson said the planned deployment of several goats to a Hephzibah pond Monday was held up after a shelter intended to house the goats at the site fell apart late last week and a new one had to be built.

The start of the pilot program was first announced for last Thursday, but delayed by veterinary care city officials said the goats had to receive.

Ladson said the city now has as many as eight goats, several of them abandoned at Augusta Animal Services, to use in the program, which officials hope to eventually expand to to other areas.



Savannah River Site resumes normal activity

A suspicious item was discovered Wednesday afternoon at the Savannah River National Laboratory which prompted emergency responseactivities.

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