Hyde Park residents packing up - WFXG FOX54 Augusta - Your News One Hour Earlier

Hyde Park residents packing up

Posted: Updated:
RICHMOND COUNTY (WFXG) -

Hyde Park residents are moving out. City Commissioners voted ‘yes' to relocating families from the area, after flooding, drainage issues and even contamination didn't stop.

Commissioner Corey Johnson says any day now, around twenty of those homeowners should be re-located.

The plan now is to build a retention pond where the homes currently sit.

All residents will be put in the same size homes they were in before.

Commissioner Johnson also says about 90 percent of the residents are ready to go, but 10 percent are not.

This is a 20 million dollar project.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Paine College back to football

    Paine College back to football

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:02:25 GMT
    After 51 years, Paine College brought back their football program to join the rest of their athletic teams.More >>
    After 51 years, Paine College brought back their football program to join the rest of their athletic teams.More >>
  • Grovetown police chief resigns

    Grovetown police chief resigns

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:01:39 GMT
    Grovetown Director of Public Safety Gary Owens has resigned his post, effective Friday.The resignation comes after a two day suspension by Mayor George W. James III following the escape of two inmatesMore >>
    Grovetown Director of Public Safety Gary Owens has resigned his post, effective Friday.More >>
  • Roberson reflects on tenure as top educator in Richmond Co.

    Roberson reflects on tenure as top educator in Richmond Co.

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:17:45 GMT
    The cards and sentiments were flowing in as Richmond County students and staff said goodbye to their leader. "That's humbling," said Dr. Frank Roberson. "Both humbling, and encouraging." But the timesMore >>
    The cards and sentiments were flowing in as Richmond County students and staff said goodbye to their leader.More >>
Powered by WorldNow