Local Update - September 17, 2007

Triple Crown
Polo fans are already gearing up for a big day of polo in Aiken later this week.
Wednesday's matches determine who plays for the Triple Crown of Polo Championship Saturday.
Right now, all teams are tied going into Wednesday's matches.
After that, the winners will play for the championship.
It's this Saturday at 3 pm.
That match will be televised on ESPN 2.
In addition to the television audience, organizers are expecting around 4,000 people.

RCSO Wins Awards
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has something to be proud of this morning, and it all started with you.
The RCSO recently received some state and national awards for its traffic enforcement.
The awards honored deputies for bringing seat belt usage up from 60 to 75 percent and for reducing total accidents by more than 10 percent.
The office was also honored for having a high number of DUI arrests.

Reward Increased for Suspected Killer
A suspected killer is still roaming the streets this morning, and investigators are willing to pay you some big bucks for your help finding him
The reward is now at $2,000 for anyone who helps investigators catch Donald Gamble, Junior, also known as "Do-Ball"
He's been on the run for months now, after Richmond County investigators say he murdered 29 year-old Quamaine Rickman.
Call the sheriff's office tipline at 1- 866-939-5050 if you know anything.
You can remain anonymous.

Castleberry's Update
Things are finally looking up at Augusta's Castleberry's plant.
It's been closed for a while now, but News 12 has learned, it could be reopening sooner rather than later.
More than 400 employees are already back doing refresher training for a possible re-start of production.
The human resource director says the company now has an operating permit from the FDA, but the plant does not have a re-start date yet.

Aiken County Council Agenda
Some new and serious changes could be on the way for Aiken.
The Aiken County Council meets tomorrow, and a couple of controversial issues are on deck.
First, the new Aiken County sex offender law will be up for a vote.
Also, the unauthorized aliens ordinance, dealing with illegal immigrants in Aiken County, could pass as well.
The meeting stars at 7:00 tomorrow night at teh Aiken Technical College Ampitheater.

Identity Theft Seminar
12 is on your side to help prevent identity theft.
We're partnering up with the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs to help you protect yourself with an identity theft seminar.
The seminar will be on Wednesday, September 26th at 7 pm at Saint John's United Methodist Church in Aiken.
Dinner starts at 5:00, and the seminar is at 7:00.
There is limited seating, so please RSVP to 803-278-3111.


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