Local Update - August 2, 2007

GA Tax Holiday Starts Today; SC Tomorrow
You can catch a break in your back to school shopping.
Georgia's tax free holiday starts today and ends this Sunday..
South carolina's holiday starts tomorrow.

Free School Supplies
The Mocha Sisters and the 100 Black Men of Augusta are teaming up to give away school supplies.
Tomorrow, volunteers will be at the Wal-Mart on Deans Bridge Road from 10:00 to 2:00.
The Men Making a Difference will give away supplies at the Family Y on Peach Orchard Road Saturday from 9:00 to 12:00.
Miracle Making Ministries will hand out supplies at the Servants of God Baptist Church on the corner of MLK Boulevard and Koger street Saturday from 11:00 to 3:00.

Superintendent Sworn In
The Richmond County School District officially has a new superintendent.
Dr. Dana Bedden was sworn in at a ceremony Wednesday afternoon.
He signed a three year contract last week.

Toy Recall
Fisher Price is recalling nearly a million toys after learning that 83 types have excessive amounts of lead in the paint used to make them.
They include Big Bird, Elmo, Dora, and Diego characters sold between May and August.
For more information call 1-800-432 5437.

Water Boil Notice
Those of you in Langley will have to turn on the stove if you want to use the tap this morning.
You'll need to boil your water for one minute before cooking, drinking, or making ice.
We're told you might also be without water or have low water pressure.
The Langley Water Department finished installing a new fire hydrant this morning near Jackson Street and Gray Street.

Tanksley in Jail; Father on the Run
A wanted criminal has finally been caught, but his dad is still on the loose this morning.
Deputies arrested Jordash Tanksley Wednesday afternoon.
He had 9 warrants out for his arrest, but his most recent charges stem from an attempted robbery at the Fame clothing store.
Deputies say his father, Clarence Tanksley, was also involved.


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