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No kidnapping attempt on Ellen Street

Posted: 05/25/2007 - We have an update to a story we told you about on Wednesday. Richmond County deputies tell News 12 that a man seen driving in a neighborhood never attempted to kidnap two young children.

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Columbia County shuts off restriction violators' water

Posted: 05/25/2007 - Officials in Columbia County now get five to ten calls a day from neighbors reporting neighbors for water violations. The county is disconnecting the water for those violators who ignore the restrictions three times.

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Historic mill sold to developer for restoration

Updated: 05/25/2007 - Clay Boardman of Augusta Capital, LLC tells News 12 he is purchasing Augusta's historic Sibley Mill from Avondale Mills, Inc. Avondale closed the mill last year, citing financial difficulties.

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Local Update - May 25, 2007

Posted: 05/25/2007 - Serial robber strikes again; Waffle House robbery suspect behind bars; Augusta man guilty of murder; school's out; Memorial Day closings …

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New birth control pill promises no more periods

Updated: 05/24/2007 - The days of painful cramps and headaches may be over for some women during their menstrual cycles thanks to a new birth control pill that can halt those cycles indefinitely. But is it safe to use?

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Dumb and Dangerous Driving - May 24, 2007

Updated: 05/25/2007 - A lot of traffic, with no signal, can be a bad combination. The intersection of 13th and Reynolds streets is very busy, and a lot of people from north Augusta want to turn left; however, that can be difficult since there is no arrow.

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Georgia working on water management plan

Updated: 05/24/2007 - With each day passing and no rainfall in sight, drought conditions continue to worsen across Georgia. All but six counties in the state are now in an extreme or severe drought.

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Disappearing bees growing problem for crops

Updated: 05/24/2007 - It's a problem facing crops nationwide: the mysterious disappearance of hundreds of thousands of honey bees. Tuesday, Aiken beekeepers met to talk about that and other issues.

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Serial store robber hits west Augusta bank

Updated: 05/24/2007 - Officers in Richmond, Columbia, and Aiken counties are still searching for a man they say robbed eight convenience stores over the last two weeks, and tried to rob a bank Thursday.

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Local Update - May 24, 2007

Updated: 05/24/2007 - Morning robbery; possible kidnapper, student charged with having explosive device at school; hijacking suspect behind bars; driver charged in deadly accident …

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Robbery suspect captured after manhunt

Updated: 05/24/2007 - A robbery off I-20 in Thomson led to a manhunt Thursday morning. Officers with the GBI captured William Busbee of North Augusta in the woods in Greene County after he crashed his truck off Highway 77.

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Saluda grandmother found dead at manufacturing plant

Updated: 05/24/2007 - A Saluda woman is found dead at a manufacturing plant in Trenton. It happened yesterday around 10:30 a.m. when 53-year-old Sandra Taylor was found lying on the floor at the Edgefield Manufacturing Company.

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On Your Side: New or Used?

Updated: 05/23/2007 - Imagine paying hundreds of dollars for a brand new item and then you find out it's actually used. That's just what happened to a South Augusta woman at a well-known electronics store.

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Attempted kidnappings in south Augusta

Updated: 05/25/2007 - South Augusta families say a man tried to take their young children from their own neighborhood. They say the kidnapping attempts happened in the 3900 block of Ellen Street on Monday, and then again on Tuesday.

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Research at MCG could help treat schizophrenia

Updated: 05/23/2007 - MCG researcher Dr. Lin Mei is expanding on his previous studies to show how a protein, neuregulin-1 plays a role in inhibition in schizophrenics. His breakthrough could lead to treatments one day for the mental disease.

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Woman dies when car strikes tree

Posted: 05/23/2007 - 50-year-old Anita Vega died when her 2006 Pontiac Solstice veered off I-20 westbound into the median and struck a tree just before 4 o'clock this morning.

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Driver charged in truck wreck that killed 2 teens

Updated: 05/23/2007 - Charges have been filed in this month's Columbia County pickup truck wreck that killed two young people. The driver, Brandon Newman, was arrested Tuesday night.

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Explosive material found in student's book bag

Updated: 05/23/2007 - Westside High School was evacuated Wednesday morning after a suspicious device was found in a student's book bag. 18-year-old Raymond Smalley is charged with possessing an explosive or destructive device.

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Local Update - May 23, 2007

Updated: 05/23/2007 - Autopsy for woman killed in plant accident today; U.S. Marshals after fugitive; Wal-Mart coming to Grovetown; Imperial Theater money; GAB job fair …

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Wal-Mart could come to Grovetown

Updated: 05/24/2007 - The Grovetown mayor tells News 12 a new Wal-Mart may be coming to the area. News 12 got an exclusive look at the plans the possible construction. It shows Wal-Mart and lots of other shops at I-20 and Lewiston Road.

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On Your Side: Kirby Vacuum Quarrel

Updated: 05/22/2007 - An Aiken couple says they were taken to the cleaners by a vacuum distributor. Now they're out more than a hundred bucks and the vacuum.

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Deputies teach kids about internet safety

Updated: 05/23/2007 - Children as young as seven years old are now logging on to MySpace. Tuesday the Aiken County Sheriff's Office warned kids in elementary schools about going online.

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Crews clean up after flea market fire

Updated: 05/22/2007 - Investigators say the cause of the fire that destroyed much of the South Augusta flea market is undetermined. Tuesday, crews cleaned up, as many of the vendors are hoping to reopen their shops this weekend.

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Many don't know about water restrictions

Updated: 05/22/2007 - County and state water restriction have been in place for a little over a month now, but a lot of you are still not sure what the restrictions are. News 12 checked into the issue to help you make sure you don't break the rules.

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Lawyer discusses immigration proposal

Updated: 05/22/2007 - We may never know the exact number, but there are hundreds of immigrants here in the Augusta area who will be affected by new immigration legislation. News 12 talked to an immigration attorney who deals with this every day.

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