Local Update - October 3, 2007

Harlem High Students Arrested
Some students in Columbia County are in big trouble this morning, after a fight at school.
It happened at Harlem High School Tuesday morning.
Columbia County deputies say they arrested 4 adults and 5 juveniles.
Investigators tell News 12 the fight was over a girl at the school, but several students believe it was gang related.

Daycare Worker Arrested for Child Porn
A picture of a nude 4 year-old girl sends an 18 year-old to jail.
It started when police found the photo of the girl in a lost wallet, and Richmond County investigators tell News 12 that wallet led to them to day care worker Aaron Miller of Hephzibah.
He's now charged with one count of sexual exploitation of children.

Child Porn Sentence
An Augusta man is going to be waking up in prison for the next 11 years.
31 year-old Tommy Drawdy has been sentenced for transporting child pornography over the internet.
When he gets out, he'll have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Ed Meloan Update
A hearing for Ed Meloan, the North Augusta man accused of sexually assaulting several children, has been delayed.
Meloan was supposed to be in and Aiken County courtroom today to face charges that go back 40 years.
Meloan was a North Augusta Planning Commissoin member, and former host of "Shock Theater" on WRDW-TV years ago.
No word yet on a new hearing date.

Stewards of Children
This morning, there's a training program to educate adults on child sexual abuse in Aiken County, where there's the highest rate of child sexual abuse in South Carolina.
It's called Stewards of Children, and goes from 9:00 to noon today at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Aiken.

Doctor Pleads Guilty
A long-time family doctor in Jefferson County says he's guilty this morning.
Investigators arrested doctor In Whan Yun earlier this year for illegally prescribing drugs for people who did not need them.
He pleaded guilty in federal court to one count and agreed to pay $200,000 to the government.

Downtown Baseball Stadium
The former governor of Maryland, Parris Glendenning, and an Atlanta developer met with city leaders Tuesday to discuss moving the Greenjackets' stadium downtown.
City leaders call it a homerun for the local economy.
Developer Jim Jacoby and Governor Glendening surveyed the possiblities of making the stadium a multi-use facitlity, bringing sports, shops, and even places to live to one space.
We'll keep you updated if any plans move forward.

Justice Center
The new Judicial Center project moved one step closer to going up along James Brown Boulevard and Walton Way during Tuesday's commission meeting.
Commissioners decided on a 6 story design that would place all major offices under one roof.
The next step is to work out a way to pay for it.

Special Election Results
The votes are in , and we now know who's going to be facing democrat Bill Clyburn this November.
Shane Massey is the declared winner of the runoff election for South Carolina District 25, raking in more than 62 percent of the votes.
Massey won in all 4 counties.
His opponet, Bill Hixon, won more than 37 percent of the overall vote.


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