Local Update - February 19, 2008

Langley House Fire

A storage building was destroyed after a fire broke out around 5:30 last night in Warrenville. It happened at 114 High Street.

Aiken County firefighters tell News 12 the building was behind a vacant house.

No one was injured, but the fire did knock down some power lines that had to be repaired.

People in the area say the smoke was visible for a few miles.

Blood Drive Today

It's going to be a long road of recovery for the victims burned in the Savannah refinery explosion, but you can help.

The Hampton Inn on Washington Road and T-Bonz are cosponsoring a blood drive today from 11 am to 4 pm at Washington Hall. That's on Washington Road next to T-Bonz.

As an incentive to give blood, the hotel is giving every tenth donor a weekend stay. Even better, the 100th donor gets a weekend stay with breakfast for two at the Courtyard Marriott in Charleston.

NAACP Calls for More Transit Funding

From school buses to city buses, some changes for Augusta Public Transit could be down the road. News 12 has a copy of an email sent to Augusta's mayor and commissioners from the Augusta NAACP.

The group is calling for more funding for routes and buses, especially around the Augusta Mall stretch.

The decision to reinstate a route to the mall lies in the hands of the Augusta Commission.

If commissioners vote to add the route, it would run for 90 days. The transit would need riders and funding to keep it running beyond that.

To see the email from the NAACP, click here.

Counterfeit DVDs

You probably see the warning about illegal copying at the beginning of a movie and don't think too much about it, but investigators say you should.

Roderick Albea is charged with selling counterfeit DVDs. Richmond County deputies say they recovered more than 800 counterfeit movies from his business, Albea's Subs on Gordon Highway.

Albea is out of jail on $5,600 bond.


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