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Big Lots roof leak reveals burglary effort

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 9:34 AM
Last updated 7:04 PM
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A leaky roof at Big Lots led employees to discover Tuesday that someone was cutting a hole into the business at 3232 Wrightsboro Road.

Employees told a Richmond County sheriff’s deputy that they climbed on top of the store to investigate the source of the leak and discovered a square hole. The deputy said there was a pile of cinder blocks by the air conditioning unit, along with footprints.

There was no evidence that someone had come through the hole, and the case was turned over to an investigator.

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soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/05/12 - 09:59 am
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Sucks, we thought it was a city code enforcement
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gone astray. Load bearing walls, steel beams missing and all that good stuff. Or maybe the contractor for county buildings?

fishman960
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fishman960 09/05/12 - 10:27 am
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Stuff

Lots of quality stuff to be had @ Big Lots! Probably after cigarettes. And cheap food.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 09/05/12 - 12:32 pm
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Oh yeh, one of the few stores

Oh yeh, one of the few stores left on south side and some idiot cuts a hole in the roof. What.....did he get the hots for some expired AA batteries or something.

countyman
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countyman 09/05/12 - 02:07 pm
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The Wrightsboro rd area is

The Wrightsboro rd area is definitely not on the south side of Augusta... It's on the west side near the mall, midtown near Summerville, and then runs past the Medical District/Bethlehem.. The article didn't mention the Big Lots on Peach Orchard rd in South Augusta.

Five Guys is coming to South Augusta(Colony Plaza), the Hampton Inn hotel construction is moving along on Gordon Hwy(next to Raceway/I-520), and Waffle House is under construction on Tobacco rd(next to Taco Bell)...

bdouglas
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bdouglas 09/05/12 - 02:51 pm
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Who cares about the label?

If you want to get technical about it, the land mass of ARC as a whole would actually make everything inside I-520 more like NORTH Augusta and not west, south, east or whatever other name you want to give it. But Countyman is the only one who really cares about the semantics of that...

dichotomy
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dichotomy 09/05/12 - 04:17 pm
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countyman is right.....I saw

countyman is right.....I saw Big Lots and skipped right over the Wrightsboro Rd part. My mistake. I was in a hurry to go take a nap. Stayed up too late last night and got up too early this morning.

Tullie
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Tullie 09/06/12 - 04:52 am
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bdouglas

Who cares about the label? Tell the people that live on the Hill section that they live in South Augusta..you think maybe they would care about the semantics?

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happychimer 09/06/12 - 10:07 am
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Don't knock Big Lots. They do

Don't knock Big Lots. They do have some good quality stuff in their store.

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