News 12 This Morning Local Update - October 27, 2006

Fire damages Aiken apartments

Red Cross groups are assisting families in Aiken this morning after a fire broke out at the at the Church Hill Commons apartments on Roses Run in south Aiken.

It happened around 3:30 a.m.

Dispatchers say at least two other structures caught fire.

We're told no one was injured.

Gov. Perdue and Mayor Copenhaver announce new company opening in Augusta

Georgia governor Sonny Perdue and Augusta mayor Deke Copenhaver told us the big news this morning.

Augusta's job market will skyrocket with up to a thousand new jobs on the way.

Automatic Data Processing, a business that works for other businesses, is coming to town.

Many of your paychecks are cut by ADP. They also do tax work.

Deputies step up search for convicted drug felon wanted in shooting

An armed and dangerous man remains at large this morning.

Rossano Harrison was found wounded and naked in the Harrisburg area just west of downtown Wednesday afternoon.

Deputies think the teenager was shot by a convicted drug felon who's been on parole for a few months.

Now they're stepping up the search for Frank Martin, Jr.

Deputies think he has a .357 magnum revolver and may be in a large SUV-type vehicle.

Teen falls off ride at Georgia-Carolina State Fair

A 13-year-old girl is in critical condition after falling off a ride at the Georgia-Carolina State Fair Thursday night.

The girl fell off the Orbiter, then hit another ride, the Spider.

Those two rides were closed, but the fair is still running.

The girl was taken to the MCG for treatment.

Fort Gordon Marines run relay to honor fallen comrades

Marines at Fort Gordon continued honoring fellow comrades lost overseas this morning.

150 Marines are running a relay around the clock for sixteen days.

The run is to honor the more than 850 marines and sailors who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The run will end on November 10, the birthday of the Marine Corps.

Downtown Augusta seems set to boom

New riverfront condos are set for completion in two years, but we could see some changes sooner than that.

There are signs downtown is on the brink of a boom: the condo project, plans for the third level Canal, and the possibilities of the Kroc center and a new baseball stadium.

Wal-Mart offers $4 prescriptions in Georgia

Wal-Mart stores in Georgia are joining the $4 generic prescription drug program.

More than 300 generics will be available.

Target says it'll match that in Georgia.

Coming Up

Lung cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer.

Monday, find out the latest breakthrough allowing doctors to save more lives.

That's on News 12 This Morning starting at 5:30.