Local Update - October 2, 2007

Special Election Today
The polls are open this morning for South Carolina's Senate District 25.
It's down to a republican runoff between Shane Massey and Bill Hixon.
The winner will face democrat Bill Clyburn in November.
You can vote anytime between now and 7:00 tonight.

Job Fair
As you're waking up this morning, are you dreading your job today?
Maybe you just need a job, period.
That's why 12 is on your side to remind you about a job fair going on today.
It's out at Fort Gordon, and more than 50 employers will be there.
Just drop by the Army Reserve Center on 15th street and Lane Avenue between 10 am and 2 pm.

Taste of Downtown Aiken
The 10th annual "Taste of Downtown Aiken" is happening today.
It's just 20 bucks for stops at some of Aiken's best known eateries.
Proceeds go to the Aiken Downtown Development Association.

Suspected Drive-by Shooter Turns Herself In
A suspected drive-by shooter is off the streets this morning.
Tameika Murphy turned herself in around 11 o'clock Monday night.
This morning, she's facing murder charges in the shooting death of Marquez Williams at the East Augusta Commons.
Investigators say the shooting happened over ten dollars.

Armed Robbers Sought
Investigators are trying to track down the robbers who broke into a woman's own home Monday morning while she was there.
She lives at an apartment complex on Nordahl Drive.
Officers say she heard a knock on her door, opened it, and was forced into her bedroom at gunpoint, while two men took more than $4,000 worth of items.

Fire Investigation
Firefighters are still looking into a fire that started in an abandoned building early Monday morning.
It happened on Fenwick and 12th Street in Downtown Augusta.
Investigators say the building is often used for shelter, and police always have to kick people out of it.
No one was injured.

Parent Resource Center Open
Harlem's new Parent Resource Center is now open, and volunteers are ready to help you.
It's an on-campus resource at North Harlem Elementary for parents in the community to use computers, attend parenting classes, and get materials on how to be the best mom or dad you can be.
If you want to know more, call 706-556-5995.

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