Loud booms from training exercise

Richmond County sheriff’s officials said reports of loud noises in south Augusta are likely associated with training being conducted Thursday at a the sheriff’s training facility off Deans Bridge Road.

Sheriff’s Lt. Calvin Chew confirmed that explosive ordinance disposal training was under way at the training range today.

Sheriff’s dispatchers said they had received several calls about loud booms in the area.

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