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Keeping the Dream alive on MLK Jr. Blvd.

Posted: 01/18/2010 - Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. is plagued by drug activity, crime and prostitution, with many abandoned houses and buildings, but people there are still living out Martin Luther King's dream. One family has lived there for 4 generations.

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Godfather of Soul "instrumental" in MLK Holiday

Posted: 01/18/2010 - The Martin Luther King, Jr.holiday is observed in all 50 states but it took a lot of political lobbying for it to happen. In fact, South Carolina was one of the last states to recognize the day. Georgia,however, had a famous lobbyist on it's side. Here's a little known fact: The Godfather of Soul - James Brown was part of the driving force behind the holiday.

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Local businesses provide ways to help with Haiti relief

Posted: 01/18/2010 - As US soldiers and medical workers file into Haiti to provide relief, people in our area and also looking for the best ways to give. And now, some local businesses are making that a little easier.

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NAACP vows stronger Confederate flag fight in SC

Posted: 01/18/2010 - The national leader of the NAACP says the civil rights organization will make a stronger push to get the Confederate flag removed from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse.

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Ga. job summit held in Atlanta

Posted: 01/18/2010 - Officials are gathering in Atlanta Monday to brainstorm on ways to pull Georgia out of the lingering recession.

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Local Missionaries tell all about Haiti after return

Posted: 01/17/2010 - Columbia County missionaries returned safely from Haiti after surviving Tuesday's earthquake. Three missionaries tell News 12 their story and talk about the need for more help and supplies for the Haitians.

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Only on 12: Alleged victim says director knew of sexual harassment

Updated: 01/17/2010 - The fate of animal services director Diane Downs hangs in the balance at Tuesday's Augusta commission meeting. This comes after supervisor Bruce McClure was fired for sexual harassment. We talked to one alleged victim who suggests Diane turned a blind eye.

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Tree blocked Hwy 125 in Aiken County

Updated: 01/17/2010 - Highway 125 is back open after a down tree blocked lanes Sunday evening. The backup happened on the Savannah River Site in Aiken County.

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Augusta man arrested after robbery

Posted: 01/17/2010 - Investigators have arrested a man they believe robbed the J P Food Mart, on Gordon Highway. It happened about 6:00 Saturday night.

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Teenage Armed Robber Wanted in North Augusta

Updated: 01/17/2010 - Officers are looking for a teen accused in a December armed robbery. North Augusta Public Safety is trying to find 17-year old David Leshawn Smith.

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Teen dead after shooting accident during target practice

Posted: 01/17/2010 - A South Carolina teenager has died a day after a friend accidentally shot him in the head during target practice. A Richland County Sheriff's spokeswoman said David Luke Dodenhoff and a friend were shooting on property near Eastover

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