Local Update - August 23, 2007

Traffic Alert
We want to save you a traffic headache today and tomorrow.
If you can avoid Collins Drive, it might be a good idea.
One lane will close there Thursday and Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Toss Your Toys
There's yet another recall this morning for some toys having too much lead in the paint.
If you have Thomas and Friends, Curious George, and other spinning tops and tin pails sold from July 2001 through July 2002, you might want to toss them.
Spongebob Squarepants address books and journals are also included int he recall.
These items were sold from June 2006 through July 2007.
You'll also want to get rid of Children's Divine Inspiration Charm Bracelets that were sold from March 2004 through August 2007.
Lastly, you will want to throw away any Toby and Me jewelry sets sold from August 2006 to this past May.

Women's Equality
Today's the day to celebrate women's rights. It's the national commemoration of women's right to vote.
U.S. Congressional candidate for Georgia, Dr. Deborah Honeycutt is the keynote speaker for the 2nd annual Women's Equality Day Luncheon.
Its today at 11:30 a-m at the Villa Europa restaurant on Deans Bridge road.
Our very own Laurie Ott will be emceeing the event.

Augusta Waterway
Plans are in the works for a new waterway.
Commissioner Andy Cheek got the greenlight from the Commission to develop a cost analysis study for the project.
His plan is to make Ellis Street and 12th Street waterways.
It will cost 25 million dollars.

Aiken Immigration Reform
Hiring illegal immigrants in Aiken County could cost you, if some council members get their way.
That means a lot of illegal employees could soon be out of work.
The council passed the 2nd of three readings on an ordinance which would penalize agencies that knowingly hire, employ, or recruit illegal workers.
Another major part is making English the official language of Aiken County.

Suspicious Death
An autopsy is scheduled today for the woman found dead in the swimming pool of her own apartment complex
A maintenance worker found Donna Boyd's body around 8:30 wednesday morning at the Ridge Crossing Apartments.
Columbia County investigators say the death is suspicious, but they do not suspect foul play.


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