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Parents beware of H1N1 flu spread when Halloween costume shopping

Updated: 10/17/2009 - With the spread of H1N1 to children parents should beware of what their children should try on while Halloween costume shopping. Parents shouldn't worry so much about Halloween costumes themselves but should when trying on accessories such as masks, local doctors said.

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Augusta man recovers after first ever U.S. hand transplant

Jeff Kepner

Updated: 10/17/2009 - An Augusta man is serving as an inspiration for wounded warriors and all other amputees. He's the first person ever to get a double hand transplant in the United States. The transplant went so well, he definitely won't be the last to receive it.

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Give It 4ward welcomes back double hand transplant patient

Jeff Kepner

Posted: 10/16/2009 - The nation's first double hand transplant patient is back home in Augusta. One local woman, with the help of some big name businesses, greeted him with a real treat. It's all part of Candye Smith's plan to Give It 4ward.

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Help for children dealing with military deployments

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Updated: 10/16/2009 - It's something many families across the country are dealing with: the deployment of a loved one to Iraq or Afghanistan.While the time apart is tough for marriages and friends, it's much tougher for children.

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SC blows chance at extending jobless benefits

Posted: 10/16/2009 - South Carolina leaders have fumbled plans to allow out-of-work residents to collect seven weeks of extended unemployment benefits, and calls are growing for the Legislature to address that problem.

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DOJ spikes Ga's voter citizen checks again

Posted: 10/16/2009 - The Department of Justice has for the second time rejected Georgia's system of using Social Security numbers and driver's license data to check whether prospective voters are citizens.

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Accident on Bobby Jones eastbound

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Updated: 10/16/2009 - One person was injured in a single car accident on Bobby Jones eastbound near the Richmond Hill overpass.

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Ga. pays more than $2M in interest to taxpayers

Updated: 10/16/2009 - Georgia's tax department was forced to pay more than $2 million in interest to some 278,000 taxpayers whose refunds were not issued within 90 days of the April 15 filing deadline.

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SC residents can review textbooks

Updated: 10/16/2009 - The state education board is set to approve textbooks and other material for algebra, geometry and technology classes on Dec. 9.

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Four years later, cold case still unsolved

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Updated: 10/16/2009 - A single rose sits on the grave of Rodnick Patterson. It is the four year anniversary of the night he was shot while at a private party at the Augusta Inn and Conference Center on Washington Road.

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