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Smile for a Lifetime

Smile for a Lifetime Foundation logo

Updated: 07/28/2010 - News 12 is partnering with Smile for a Lifetime Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides braces for needy kids.

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House OK's nuke financing scheme

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Electric rates will rise by an average of $1.30 a month in 2011 to pay for the interest charges. Those costs will step up gradually until 2017. Supporters argue that it'll trim $300 million off the project's $14 billion price tag.

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Expanded tax break available for 2009 first-time homebuyers

Posted: 02/26/2009 - Taxpayers who qualify for the first-time homebuyer credit and purchase a home this year before Dec. 1 have a special option available for claiming the tax credit either on their 2008 tax returns due April 15 or on their 2009 tax returns next year.

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FTC releases list of top consumer complaints in 2008

Posted: 02/26/2009 - The list, contained in the publication “Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book for January-December 2008,” showed that for the ninth year in a row, identity theft was the number one consumer complaint category.

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Georgia unemployment rate hits record high 8.6 percent

Posted: 02/26/2009 - The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to a record-high preliminary 8.6 percent in January. This is the highest seasonally adjusted rate recorded in Georgia since 1976.

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Black History Month Essay Contest winner announced

Posted: 02/26/2009 - Hundreds of worthy essays were submitted, but James Dee, a 9th grade student at A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School in Augusta, was the winner.

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Inmate found dead in Columbia County jail

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Columbia County detention officers say they found an inmate dead around 6 this morning. Officers say they found 46-year old Roger Allen Tyler's body while serving breakfast.

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Locals react to $400 tax credit

Updated: 02/26/2009 - President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan has a lot of you talking, especially about the $400 tax credit.

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Sunday alcohol sales vote delayed

Posted: 02/25/2009 - A state Senate panel has delayed a vote on a measure that would clear the way for Sunday alcohol sales.

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Local doctor turns 99

Posted: 02/25/2009 - Nurses and staff at the W.G. Watson Women's Center celebrated a historic birthday. Dr. Watson is 99 years old today.

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Principal shuffle upsets some Richmond County parents

Updated: 02/25/2009 - At least 17 Richmond County Schools will have new principals next year. The superintendent says it's his way of putting the right people in the right place, but some parents are not happy.

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On Your Side: Are you renting a foreclosed home?

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Across the country, people are being evicted from homes, even though they are up-to-date on their monthly payments. They are renting property that is being foreclosed. It's happening right here in Augusta too.

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Panel: Adopting from abroad? Get hepatitis A shot

Posted: 02/25/2009 - A federal advisory panel is recommending hepatitis A vaccinations for everyone who has close contact with children adopted from countries where hepatitis A is common.

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