Local Update - January 15, 2008

January 15, 2007: News 12 This Morning

MCG MEETING

Representatives form the Medical College of Georgia are in Atlanta, getting ready to reveal their expansion plans.
The college hired a consulting firm to do a study looking at both Augusta and Athens as possible locations.
We are expecting an announcement today.
Stay tuned to News 12 and wrdw.com for updates.

SECOND SESSION DAY

It's day two for the Georgia legislature, and lawmakers are already heating up the floor with some major issues facing the state.
Committees will hold a hearing on a gun bill today, which would allow employees to leave firearms in their locked vehicles at work.
They're expected to make a decision on that later this week.
Governor Perdue is also pushing some of the same initiatives that he tried, but failed, to get passed in 2007.
That list includes a tax break for wealthier retirees.
With last year's record drought, lawmakers are also talking about a statewide water plan.

SUPER RECEPTION

Students and parents in Aiken county will have a chance to welcome the new superintendent to the community.
A reception for Doctor Beth Everitt starts at 5:30 tonight and goes until 7:00 at Schofield Middle School in Aiken.
Everyone is welcome.

STUMPING FOR SATURDAY

You'll get the chance to meet with another presidential hopeful ahead of Saturday's South Carolina Republican Primary.
Thursday, John McCain is scheduled to be in Aiken at the Municipal Center for a rally.
A republican party rally is scheduled for that same evening at 6:30 at the USC-Aiken Convocation Center.

CLUB TO CONVENTION CENTER?

The fate of a club is on the agenda today for the Augusta Commission, but the owners aren't planning on going.
They say there's no reason to go, now that they won't be asking to transfer a business license for Club Dreams or a liquor license.
Instead, they want to create a "Love Convention Center" to mentor youths.
They also want to use it as a gathering center for Christians.
They would not serve a drop of alcohol.
This idea for change after numerous noise violations and violence.
Two people were shot in the parking lot early Christmas morning.

WOMAN ACCUSED OF STEALING FROM NURSING HOME PATIENT

A woman is in trouble with the law this morning, accused of stealing money from a nursing home patient.
Gail Korman worked at the Pepper Hill Nursing & Rehab Center as a receptionist.
Now, she's facing theft charges, and we're told more charges could follow.


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