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Columbia County issues "time out" on apartments

Apartments with title "Apartment Time Out, Columbia County"

Updated: 06/17/2009 - Columbia County continues to grow, but commissioners are putting a limit on what kind of growth. Tuesday night the board voted to pass a one year moratorium, or freeze, on apartment rezoning throughout the county.

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Suspects wanted for shoplifting

Kroger shoplifting suspect

Posted: 06/17/2009 - Sheriff's deputies are looking for two men suspected of shoplifting at the Kroger on Columbia Road.

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Drug arrest in Columbia County

Mug shot of Derrick Boyd

Posted: 06/17/2009 - A 10 month long investigation, conducted by Columbia County Sherriff’s Office, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Georgia Bureau of Investigations results in arrest.

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Healthy Start Initiative helps new mothers

Shawana Frazier

Updated: 06/17/2009 - Augusta Partnership for Children Healthy Start Initiative helps the health and well being of women, infants, children, and families. Their goal is to reduce high infant mortality rates, and fix the problem with low weight babies.

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SPLOST passes

Vote Here sign with title "SPLOST Approved"

Updated: 06/17/2009 - Voters approve the penny sales tax referendum by a huge margin.

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Beard issues formal apology, makes redevelopment push

Betty Beard

Updated: 06/16/2009 - Augusta commissioner Betty Beard is looking to turn a negative into a positive. She made a formal apology before the Augusta commission over her rundown rental property. Beard says it's time to redevelop the inner city.

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OYS: More summer jobs thanks to stimulus

Hand hanging up phone with title "Augusta Summer Job Program"

Updated: 06/16/2009 - A local summer job program has been able to almost quadruple this year, thanks to some federal stimulus money. That means 4 times the young people will be getting life skills and a pay-check in the program this summer.

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Possible alligator spotted in Reed Creek Park

Possible alligator photo

Updated: 06/16/2009 - Monday night someone spotted a gator in Reed Creek Park. The park says no way, but does the picture tell the story? News 12 gives you a closer look.

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Augusta teenager remembered at candlelight vigil

Shawndrell Horton

Updated: 06/16/2009 - On Monday a vigil was held not to remember the way Shawndrel Horton died but to remember the happy way she lived her life. A crowd of close to 200 gathered at T.W. Josey High School to reflect.

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VA inspections show training flaws

Updated: 06/16/2009 - The Associated Press has learned that fewer than half of Veterans Affairs clinics given a surprise inspection last month followed proper standards for colonoscopies and other minimally invasive procedures.

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