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With all the new construction throughout Columbia County, in the city of Grovetown in particular, schools have become over crowded. We are definitely due for some new rezoning so that the classroom sizes would be more even throughout the county. There will be a new elementary school built off of William Few Parkway that is scheduled to open for the 2016-2017 school year. This will greatly help to lower the number of students in each classroom. Smaller classroom sizes means a better education for your children!

On January 27, 2015, The Columbia County Board of Education approved new rezoning plans for the next few up coming school years. All high school students that are affected by the 2015-2016 rezoning will be offered a one-time waiver to remain in

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Plant Vogtle is located just outside Waynesboro, Georgia in Burke County and is also a short drive to Hephzibah, Georgia in Richmond County. It is one of Georgia Powers two nuclear facilities in the Southern Company system that currently has two nuclear reactors in operation. These two nuclear reactor units began operation in the late 1980s and supply power to Southeast states.

Just last week (Nov. 21, 2013) concrete was poured for the new nuclear reactor unit number four also under construction along with unit three. When completed plant Vogtle will be the only US built nuclear reactor constructed in the last 30 years and be the only four unit nuclear facility in the entire United States.  The cost of units three and four is expected to exceed $4

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Starbucks Plant in Augusta GA

 

Starbucks Coffee Co. manufacturing plant, the first tenant in the Augusta Corporate Park on Mike Padgett Highway remains on schedule for an early 2014 completion date.

Construction of the $172 million, 180,000-square-foot facility offers job opportunity for  more than 140 workers. An estimated 75% of the jobs include maintenance and engineering technicians, roasting operators, soluble process operators and packaging operators, 25% will be management and administrative staff.  The Aygusta plant will process green coffee beans and plans to produce a Starbucks product called VIA Ready Brew.

If you would like to rent or buy a house in close proximity to the Starbucks plant, for commuting you may want to focus on

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“How Money Walks”  is a very interesting website that shows nationwide how income in the United States migrates from state to state and county to county.  This site gives a perspective in very clear graphics what’s really happening with our communities.  Related to real estate, it shows powerful and established trends that impact all of us.    Check it out and you may recognize some well-known trends while some may be a real surprise! 

One local example of this is how much wealth has been gained by Columbia County as a direct result of trends in Ft. Gordon employment.   

With the somewhat new NSA site at Ft Gordon and new missions, Columbia County, GA has gained wealth from Anne Arundel County, MD to the tune of $21.44 million!

Another

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Recently Construction business owner, Hugo Diaz and his wife Blanca we arrested on various charges including money laundering conspiracy and harboring illegal immigrants.  His company is named De La Fuente Construction.

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The building community has claimed Hugo Diaz, "has been undercutting everyone in the market by 30 percent or more.” 

There is much controversy about this issue and enough pointing fingers to go around.  Questions have been raised about local government officials as well as local businessmen using his company . 

At the end of the day, do the “below market” prices of labor translate to lower costs to consumers buying homes? 

Will a crackdown on the workers mean rising construction costs as well as construction delays?  It

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If you've been struggling with locating homes with a community pool, look no further.  Check these subdivisions out in our areas best home search tool at this site.  As always. we're here to make your home search easy and stress free.  Call 706-869-9478 today to see how Christine and Drew will make your customized home search stress free!

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This is a comprehensive list of Columbia County GA community pool subdivisions:

  • BARTRAM TRAIL
  • BERKLEY HILLS
  • BROOKWOOD (CO)
  • CANTERBURY FARMS
  • CARSON CUTOFF @ PETERSBURG STATION
  • CHAPARRAL
  • CHASTAIN PLACE
  • COUNTRY PLACE (C0)
  • CRAWFORD CREEK
  • EUCHEE DOWNS @ IVY FALLS
  • FARMINGTON
  • GLENNWOOD
  • GROVE LANDING
  • HIDDEN CREEK
  • HIGH MEADOWS
  • HIGHGROVE @ WILLIAMSBURG
  • INDIAN SPRINGS
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