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Commission says no to south Augusta mixed-income housing

Updated: 04/09/2007 - Plans for a public housing development in south Augusta hit a roadblock today. Augusta commissioners now say they don't want the development built there. In March, several homeowners went to a meeting to protest the plans.

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Man hospitalized after shooting

Updated: 04/09/2007 - A man is at MCG hospital after a shooting just before 2 o'clock this afternoon at 1006 Daniel Street, off Old Savannah Road. The man, who has not been identified, suffered a gunshot wound or wounds to the head.

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McDuffie County BOE to discuss superintendent

Posted: 04/09/2007 - The McDuffie County school board will meet this Thursday, April 12 at 6 p.m. to talk about Superintendent Dr. Mark Petersen. The Board of Education says they've received a lot of complaints recently.

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Local Update - April 9, 2007

Posted: 04/09/2007 - Zach Johnson wins Masters; 2 die in Aiken County wreck; 2 Aiken County brush fires; cold snap endangers plants.

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Vaughn Taylor catches the world's eye

Updated: 04/09/2007 - He may have come up short in the end, but Vaughn Taylor put his name on the national map when it comes to golf. The hometown boy did himself proud this year at Augusta National.

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Record cold endangers crops

Updated: 04/09/2007 - A record cold April has affected all kinds of plants. With freezing temperatures expected again Sunday night, one local nursery waited it out to see what Mother Nature had in store. "It could be devastating..."

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Zach Johnson wins 2007 Masters

Updated: 04/09/2007 - The 2007 Masters champion is Iowa native Zach Johnson, who shot a final round 3-under-par 69, ending with a 289 total. This was Johnson's third Masters appearance, and the first major championship for the 31-year-old.

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2 women dead after Highway 78 crash

Updated: 04/09/2007 - Fannie Jones was on her way home to Denmark after a day of shopping with her family when she was hit head on by a Langley woman trying to pass a tractor trailer truck in a no passing zone.

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Brush fires spring up in Aiken County

Updated: 04/09/2007 - Neither Georgia nor South Carolina would allow outdoor burning today, and it soon became obvious why. News 12 caught two Aiken County brush fires on tape this afternoon...the kind that can quickly spread.

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Rooting for Vaughn

Updated: 04/07/2007 - Augusta's Vaughn Taylor has been playing very well through the difficult conditions this Masters. As of the end of Round 3, he's tied for fourth. There was a lot of excitement and support for Vaughn Taylor out at the course.

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Violence hits local hotel just in time for Masters

Updated: 04/06/2007 - Some places with Masters visitors, like the Regency Inn downtown, can be hotspots for violent crime. One couple staying there says they lost hundreds of dollars at gunpoint early Thursday morning.

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Washington Road crime down this Masters Week

Posted: 04/06/2007 - Richmond County deputies have been all over Washington Road this week, keeping a close watch. Deputies say their increased presence this Masters has meant less crime, and so far, this Masters Week has been unusually slow.

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Man wanted in shooting

Updated: 04/06/2007 - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for 19-year-old Michael Johnson, wanted for assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. They say he fired three to five shots at 2230 Acapulco Drive.

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Man found dead at scene of fire

Updated: 04/06/2007 - Traffic on Tobacco Road was blocked for a few hours last night after Richmond County firefighters arrived at the scene of a house fire and made a disturbing discovery.

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Dumb and Dangerous Driving at the Masters

Updated: 04/06/2007 - We caught some amazing dumb and dangerous driving at Berckman's and Washington Road. The only thing that seems to be on people's minds is getting into the Tournament. And that means chaos.

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Sale agreement reached with Avondale Mills

Posted: 04/06/2007 - Avondale Mills will sell its remaining Graniteville assets, including the buildings and land. The textile company closed after the Graniteville train wreck and chemical spill in January of 2005.

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Cops bus tables for charity

Updated: 04/06/2007 - They're trading in their guns and badges for menus and serving trays. North Augusta Public Safety officers and other local law enforcement agencies are joining forces to raise money for Special Olympics South Carolina.

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Tobacco Road house fire apparent arson to hide murder

Updated: 04/06/2007 - Investigators have identified and charged a subject in connection to a body found at a house fire in the 1700 block of Tobacco Road. 56-year-old Paul Franklin Blevins is in custody.

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The King tees off the Tournament

Updated: 04/05/2007 - The first shot of the 2007 Masters came from a four-time champion. Quite a crowd gathered at the first tee to watch Arnold Palmer. Patrons lined up early along the first tee to catch a glimpse of history in the making.

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Masters business may not save Golf Hall of Fame

Updated: 04/05/2007 - Masters Week is one of the busiest of the year for the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame's Botanical Gardens, but will it be enough to keep the downtown attraction from shutting down for good?

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Augusta hopes to woo new businesses with Red Carpet Tour

Updated: 04/05/2007 - City leaders certainly know the Masters is a way to get the bigwigs in town, and the hope is they'll fall in love with Augusta and want to stay here...or at least bring their businesses here.

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When course is closed, festivities continue

Updated: 04/05/2007 - The course gets quiet when the sun goes down, but that's just the beginning of the fun during Masters Week in Augusta. News 12 cruised Washington Road to find out what folks do during the evening.

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Fire investigators hunt for serial arsonist

Updated: 04/05/2007 - Richmond County fire investigators say three recent fires downtown in the Harrisburg area were no accident, and they believe the same person or group is responsible. Now they need your help.

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