Henry County sheriff's officials say they're searching for two men accused of stealing $5,000 worth of batteries from parked school buses. Authorities said Tuesday that 21 school bus batteries have been stolen from buses parked at several schools in the district beginning Aug. 4 — the day before school began.
As the price of copper surges, so does the number of copper thefts from electricity transmission stations. Power companies across the state are now offering hefty rewards for information about copper thieves. $3,000 is now the going price in Georgia for information leading to the arrest and conviction of someone stealing copper. Thieves strip the metal from high voltage transmission facilities. At a going price this week of more than $3 a pound they can make hundreds of dollars selling it to scrap metal yards.