Local Update - August 3, 2007

Tax Free Holiday
The shopping mania continues today in Georgia for day 2 of the tax free weekend, and day one of South Carolina's holiday.
Back to school items like supplies, clothes, and computers are tax free.
The holiday ends midnight Sunday.

Free School Supplies
The Mocha Sisters and the 100 Black Men of Augusta are teaming up to give away school supplies.
Today, 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.

Attention Butler Freshmen
The transition from middle school to high school isn't always easy, but one local school is trying to help.
Tomorrow, students going into the 9th grade at Butler High school can go to the Freshman Academy Saturday Camp.
It's from 10 to 2 at the high school.

Deficient Bridges in Richmond County
This morning, state leaders are encouraged to take a closer look at their bridges.
The bridge that collapsed earlier this week in Minneapolis was known to have some problems.
News 12 did some digging, and we found 10 bridges in Richmond County have been deemed structurally deficient.
However, experts say that doesn't mean they're going to collapse.
It just means they can't carry the weight and speeds they were designed to carry.

Deadly Accident
One person is recovering from an accident that took the life of another driver in Columbia County.
It happened Thursday night past the Super Walmart in Evans on Washington Road.
Both vehicles were totaled.
The injured victim is being treated at MCG.
Investigators haven't released any names yet.


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