Local Update - September 11, 2007

Operation Clean Sweep
This morning, police in Johnston, South Carolina are looking for five or six people on drug charges.
This all stems from a big drust bust, in a small town, called "Operation Clean Sweep."
Right now, fourteen people are in jail because of it.
Plans are already in the works for the next drug sweep.

Suspected Robber Sought
This morning, Aiken Public Safety officers need your help finding a suspected robber.
Officers say a man wearing a ski mask walked into the Dollar General on York Street Monday morning.
The man had a limp.
He was a passenger in a silver Chrysler Sebring with a black bumper protector on the front.
If you have any information, call investigators at 803-642-7620.

Guilty Plea
News 12 has learned 44 year-old Robert Pitts is planning to plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter.
Pitts is accused of killing 53 year-old Betty Palmer D'antingnac of Beech Island.
It happened back in April of 2005.

Motorcyle Accident
This morning, a motorcycle driver is recovering from serious injuries after an accicent in Columbia County Monday night on Gordon Highway near Old Lewisville Road.
The motorcycle driver had to be airlifted to MCG.

House Fire Investigation
An Augusta family is homeless this morning after a fire Monday.
Investigators say the house at 3216 Dresden Way is a total loss.
A witness says the fire started in the garage, but we'll have to wait a few more days for firefighters to finish thier investigation.
No one was hurt.

MCG Expansion
The saying "Out with the old and in with the new" has some people pretty worked up this morning.
The Augusta Housing Authority is moving ahead with plans to relocate people at Gilbert Manor.
They need the land so the Medical College of Georgia can expand.
The Housing Authority will submit a plan to the Department of Housing and Urban Development in October.
Members will then await approval, a process that could take up to six months.

Shred Fest
This morning, you might want to start gathering up old papers and documents.
12 is on your side to help you shred them for free.
It's Shred Fest time at the USC-Aiken Convocation Center this Saturday. September 15th from 9 am to 1 pm.
You can bring as much as you want to be shredded for free, but Shred Fest is only for individuals and families.
No businesses, please.


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