AUGUSTA,GA (WJBF) It’s out with the old in Augusta’s Hyde Park neighborhood.
The demolition of about 100 houses is now underway.
The site is being cleared to make room for a storm water retention pond to ease flooding in the area.
Last week commissioners rejected a plan to use inmates and city equipment to tear down the buildings, instead of paying private contractors.
Six million dollars was approved in SPLOST Seven for the Hyde Park project.