Local Update - November 5, 2007

Election Tomorrow

Make sure to pencil in some time tomorrow to head to the polls. Remember, News 12 is your home for election coverage.
We'll take you live to Districts Two, Six, and Ten as well as South Carolina's District 25 Special Election. We'll also be on your side with voting times and locations, comments from the candidates, video on the web, and up-to-the minute results throughout the day.

Teacher of the Year

The Richmond County School District will honor its teacher of the year tonight. The finalists are Wilma Becker from Lucy C.Laney High School, Christina Mode from Tutt Middle School, Andre Mountain from Monte Sano Elementary School, Aletha Snowberger from Davidson Fine Arts School, and Judy Ward from T.W. Josey High School.

South Carolina Dropout Rate

This morning, Some South Carolina schools are working to loose their ranking when it comes to the nation's highest dropout rate. More than half of South Carolina's high schools make the list.

37th Fatal Accident in Aiken County

One person is dead this morning after an accident in Aiken County Sunday evening. It happened at the intersection of Sudlow Lake Road and Mustang Drive around 8:30. 67-year-old Johnnie Green of Graniteville died after crashing his motorcycle. This is the 37th traffic fatality so far this year on Aiken County roads and the 3rd on Sudlow Lake Road.

Pedestrian Death

An Augusta man is dead this morning after a car hit him on Gordon Highway Saturday night. It happened in front of Club 3000 at 1602 Gordon Highway. Deputies say the S.U.V hit 59-year-old Quincy Beale around 9:30 Saturday night. Deputies say Beale walked into the driver's path. The driver won;t face any charges.

Lane Closures

Starting this morning at 10:00, a southbound lane on Riverwatch Parkway and I-20 will be closed. Also, starting on Tuesday, traffic will be shfted on I-20 eastbound and westbound between Warren Road and the Augusta Canal. Wednesday, crews will close a lane on Furys Ferry Road from State Route 28 at the Pass to the intersection of Boller Road.

First Woman Named Brigadier General

A woman now has the rank of Brigadier General in the Georgia National Guard. This is a first in the Guard's 275 year history. Maria Britt of Gloverville, New York officially assumes her new rank December 1st.

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