Bomb squad called to Grovetown

The Richmond County Bomb Squad assisted at a home in Grovetown on Wednesday morning after a suspicious item was discovered in a resident’s yard.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, a Summerfield Circle resident notified Grovetown police after he discovered a plastic sandwich bag filled with a white, powdery substance with what appeared to be a stem or wire in it.

The bomb squad did a field assessment and determined the item was not dangerous. It has been sent for testing.