Local Update - November 6, 2007

Election Day Today

The polls are now open in Georgia and South Carolina. Seats on Augusta's Commission are up for grabs. Across the river, there's a special election to fill South Carolina's State Senate District 25. That's the race between republican Shane Massey and democrat Bill Clyburn. Also in the city of Aiken, Mayor Fred Cavanaugh is up for re-election. There are also two city council seats up for grabs.

Gas Prices

The price to drive around town is going up. Right now, nationally, gas is about$3.00 a gallon, and with the holidays coming up, we could be looking at that number shooting even higher. According to Triple A, South Carolina has the second cheapest gas in the nation, at an average of $2.85. If you live in Georgia, you may want to think about crossing the state line the next time you need gas.

Shooting Investigation

A 15-year-old is recovering at M.C.G. after being shot in the leg last night in North Augusta. Investigators aren't sure where the shooting happened, but right now, they think it might have occurred on Five Notch Road. Officers say it's hard for them to get much information because the victim isn't cooperating.

SLED Investigation

SLED is looing into the case of ther four fired narcotic investigators in Aiken County. A fifth investigator later resigned. Solicitor Barbara Morgan tells News 12, there are up to 300 open cases under review right now. Morgan is adding a former assistant solicitor to her staff to help.

Drug Bust

Two people are behind bars this morning after Richmond and Burke County deputies found large amounts of drugs and money in a house in Keysville. Deputies arrested Tracy Powell and Troy Walker at a house located at 116 Tyrone Brooks Street. Investigators found marijuana and cocaine.

Stolen Guns Still Missing

Almost forty guns are out on the streets this morning after a robbery Friday night from Waldens on Bobby Jones Expressway. If you have any information, call the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

Teacher of the Year

Richmond Coutny now has a new outstanding teacher of the year. Aletha Snowberger teaches World History at Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School.

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