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Convocation Center's inaugural concert sold out

Posted: 05/02/2007 - The new Convocation Center at USC Aiken opened tonight for its first concert. The $21 million facility seats over four thousand people, and tonight it was a full house. Lines were wrapped around the building.

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Tanksley not guilty

Posted: 05/02/2007 - A Richmond County jury has found Jordash Tanksley not guilty. Tanksley had been accused of trying to kidnap his own child, along with other charges from an incident last fall.

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On Your Side: Big Savings

Updated: 05/02/2007 - If you eat out a lot, you know that while you're filling your stomach, you're emptying your bank account. 12 On Your Side has an easy way for you to save a few bucks when you go out on the town.

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School takes away 12-year-old's lunch over $4 balance

Updated: 05/02/2007 - A 12-year-old's lunch was taken away by school officials in the middle of the cafeteria, all over just a few dollars. The superintendent of Columbia County schools tells News 12 it never should have happened.

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Brush fire off I-20 eastbound near Martintown Road

Updated: 05/01/2007 - North Augusta Public Safety officers were working a large brush fire off I-20 Eastbound at mile marker 3, near Martintown Road on Tuesday afternoon. They called for a tanker, and traffic was backed up as they battled the blaze.

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Homemade bomb found in FedEx drop-off box

Updated: 05/02/2007 - A FedEx delivery man got the scare of a lifetime Monday night: a homemade bomb in a drop box. It happened just after 6:30 in front of the Kellogg's cereal plant on Marvin Griffin Road.

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Local Update - May 1, 2007

Posted: 05/01/2007 - Suspicious package found; community speaks out about Voyager; students cross dangerous intersection; Cheek wants Holland reprimanded; RCSO seeks murder suspect.

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Severe drought may soon hit Augusta area

Posted: 05/01/2007 - Severe drought conditions are just around the corner in our area. Parts of southeast Georgia are already suffering. It hasn't gotten bad here yet, but that all could change very soon.

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Public speaks out about Voyager

Updated: 05/01/2007 - Richmond County's reading program was under fire tonight. The school board heard publicly for the first time from opponents of the Voyager Universal Literacy program.

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Murdered man leaves behind fiancée, baby son

Updated: 04/30/2007 - Robert Love was a man who meant the world to his family. They are left without a son, a brother, a cousin, a father and a husband. Now they need your help to catch a killer.

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Arrest procedure of paralyzed man questioned

Updated: 04/30/2007 - Only on 12, a questionable arrest caught on tape. Neighbors claim deputies mistreated a man in a wheelchair. News 12 took the tape to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office to see if any rules were broken.

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Special Assignment: Dirty Secrets

Updated: 04/30/2007 - There have been lots of food recalls in recent weeks, but experts say the real danger isn't the food you buy...it's where you put it. Your refrigerator might look clean, but experts say it's actually your dirty secret.

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Students dodge traffic going home from school

Updated: 04/30/2007 - Only on News 12, students crossing a dangerous intersection. Parents couldn't believe their eyes when they saw it for themselves...and the school board says it's not their responsibility.

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On Your Side: Completely Covered

Updated: 04/30/2007 - With hurricane season right around the corner, now is the time to make sure your home has enough insurance. That can include a type of insurance many of you have never even considered: flood insurance.

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News 12 wins Best Newscast, Pacemaker award

Updated: 04/30/2007 - WRDW-TV News 12 has been named Best Newscast by the Georgia Associated Press. The Associated Press announced the Best Newscast winner at an awards banquet over the weekend.

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Man shot, killed after argument

Updated: 04/30/2007 - A young father was gunned down right in front of his apartment early Saturday morning. 22-year-old Robert Anthony Love died after being shot three times. Now Richmond County deputies are searching for his killer.

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Exclusive interview with Tomi Rae Brown

Updated: 04/30/2007 - In an interview you'll see Only on 12, Tomi Rae Hynie Brown shares her plans to continue on with James Brown's spirit of giving. Tomi Rae says she hopes to keep the annual turkey and toy giveaways going.

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Richmond County drug bust nets wanted man

Updated: 04/30/2007 - A man wanted in Jefferson County is in jail after Richmond County police arrested him during a drug bust. Authorities had been searching for 25-year-old Brandon Heath Ballard since March.

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Local Update - April 30, 2007

Updated: 04/30/2007 - Body found in Clarks Hill Lake; men sought in shooting death; tip leads to drug arrest; man arrested in armed robbery; man wanted in two robbery attempts.

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Augusta garbage truck accident

Posted: 04/30/2007 - The driver of a garbage truck was injured in an accident this morning. He was turning onto Wingfield Street from Central Avenue when the truck overturned. Deputies had to help get the driver out.

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Shoplifter's crimes go on ID theft victim's record

Updated: 04/30/2007 - A Hephzibah woman had a criminal record for shoplifting...but it turns out someone else did the crime. Deputies say the real criminal stole her identity. Investigators say this sort of thing happens a dozen times a month.

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Use of phones during school threats a safety concern

Updated: 05/01/2007 - When there's a threat at your child's school, you want to know what's going on right away. But school officials say parents panicking and wanting information immediately is creating chaos and is a safety concern.

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Hammond's Ferry: A connection to the river and the past

Updated: 04/30/2007 - A new community is taking shape in North Augusta. It's only in its second year of development, but already 12 families have moved in to the tiny town of Hammond's Ferry along the river.

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Family Fraud Alert: Phishing Scams

Updated: 04/30/2007 - There are some emails making the rounds that are trying to get your personal information. Phishing scams have been around for a few years, but people still seem to be falling for them.

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