News 12 This Morning Local Update - November 6, 2006

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Body found in Thomson field

Hunters in Thomson come across a shocking discovery in a field.

A badly decomposed body was found Saturday afternoon off Story Randall Road.

The McDuffie County coroner tells News 12 the identity and gender of the person found are both still unknown.

An autopsy is scheduled at MCG today.

Fire destroys Aiken home

Investigators in Aiken are trying to figure out how a fire broke out at 220 McKenzie Lane Sunday afternoon.

Fortunately no one was home at the time of the fire, but the house is a total loss.

Washington Road lane closure at Davis Road

Today the Georgia Department of Transportation and Georgia Power will be closing one lane on Washington Road near the intersection of Davis Road to reduce eastbound traffic.

The lane will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Crews will be doing utility relocation work as a part of the Davis Road widening project.

Candidates out in force to drum up votes

Today is the last day for candidates to step up their game for the election tomorrow.

There's a chance you'll see them stopping through your town to win your vote.

Georgia governor Sonny Perdue was in Augusta this morning with the rest of those on the statewide Republican ticket. They landed at Daniel Field to answer questions.

South Carolina's governor did some last minute campaigning in North Augusta Sunday morning. Mark Sanford was accompanied by several of his family members at Gary's Hamburgers.

His visit brought mixed reactions.

"This is definitely not Sanford territory far as I'm concerned," said Bill Griffin, a supporter of Democratic candidate Tommy Moore. "If I needed help Tommy Moore would help me, always has. We're mighty proud and happy for him here and we feel like he's got a chance to be victorious."

"We think [Sanford is] a very good governor," said Donald Geckeler. "He's done a good job. He's a man of his word, I believe."

Tommy more also spent the weekend campaigning. Saturday, he was at the South Carolina State Homecoming and the USC game in Columbia.

Jim Rex, candidate for South Carolina Superintendent of Education, showed up at the super Wal-Mart in Aiken Sunday night.

He announced that he will visit all 46 South Carolina counties during the closing 46 hours of the campaign.

Rex plans to use the tour to show his experience and credentials for the state's top education job.

Get informed before you vote

Candidates will be out everywhere today trying to get your vote. We want to make sure you're well informed before heading to the polls.

For information on Georgia and South Carolina voting, sample ballots, and your elected officials and candidates, visit our Politics page.

And remember to tune into News 12 Tuesday for complete election coverage. We'll have all race results throughout the night along with candidate reaction.

Results will also be posted on wrdw.com; watch the homepage on Election Night!

Town meeting on importance of voting

If the 15 House seats and 6 Senate seats separating the parties from controlling Congress is not reason enough to head out to the polls on Tuesday, the Concerned Ministers of Augusta have something to say.

They'll have a town meeting tonight at 7 o'clock at Antioch Baptist Church to explain why it's important for every black person to vote.

Coming Up

There's a new bedding store in town.

The owners had a different focus in the same store last week...so, why the switch?

Tuesday we'll explain in the Buzz on Biz. That's on News 12 This Morning starting at 5:30 a.m.


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