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Effects of same-sex marriage in South Carolina

Updated: 11/21/2014 - Same sex marriage is now legal in South Carolina. Today, judges issued licenses to couples across the state just like judges in 34 other states do, but it's not legal everywhere so couples are crossing that state line, which could help South Carolina's bottom line.

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Growing university gives growing pains to neighboring street

Updated: 11/21/2014 - Georgia Regents University's new Education Commons building off Laney Walker Blvd. is a sign the university is growing, but the growing pains are hitting one Augusta street. Now neighbors and student want help News 12's Jorge Lopez explains.

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Leaving your dog out in the cold could mean trouble

Updated: 11/20/2014 - News 12 has reported several stories over the years of owners abusing their pets or concerned neighbors calling animal control and saying nothing is ever done. When does neglect become criminal? What can authorities do to save those animals' lives? News 12 is on your side with laws that protect man's best friend

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News 12 Special Assignment | Football helmet safety

Updated: 11/21/2014 - On Friday nights, hundreds of high school football players take the field. For many families, it's not just a game. It's a way of life. News 12 has spent the last six weeks investigating how safe helmets used by area high schools are. We found some of our schools' helmets don't rank very high.

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12 OYS: refers ex-con contractor for job, says homeowner

Updated: 11/20/2014 - A lot of us might ask our friends or co-workers for a referral when we are looking to hire someone to work on our home. So you might think a company in the business of referring contractors would be even better than word of mouth. That is what one Augusta homeowner said when she turned to the website It put her in contact with a contractor who turned out to be an ex-con.

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FDA approves new, hard-to-abuse hydrocodone pill

Updated: 11/20/2014 - Deaths linked to abuse of the medications have quadrupled since 1990 to nearly 17,000 annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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President Elzey at SC State taking pay cut

Updated: 11/20/2014 - The Budget and Control Board this year approved a $6 million loan while a committee of current and former state college presidents has determined the university has an $18 million deficit.

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ONLY ON 12 | Homeowner talks about shooting at attempted burglary suspects

Updated: 11/19/2014 - A homeowner opened fire on three intruders after he found them breaking into his home. Two suspects are still on the run, but the other, Ty’Qua Zhan’Trez Walker was found outside of a home on Vandivere Road and Kentucky Avenue with a gun shot wound to his side. His first court hearing was today.

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School: "Failed promise" leaves them homeless after eviction

Updated: 11/19/2014 - A school meant to help those who need it most is now looking for some help themselves. C. H. Terrell thought Downtown Augusta would be their new home, but construction delays and unpaid rent have left them with no place to call home.

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12 OYS: Paroled contractor accused of unfinished job, using loophole in law

Updated: 11/19/2014 - An ex-con concrete contractor at the center of a News 12 investigation last year, is out on parole and once again being accused of not finishing work he was paid to do. Cornelius White has a long criminal history that includes numerous counts of theft-by-deception and forgery. The latest On Your Side investigation uncovers how a possible loophole in the law could keep White from facing more jail time.

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