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New York Post cartoon sparks local outrage

Updated: 02/26/2009 - An editorial cartoon in a New York paper is not amusing some local people. The Augusta NAACP is speaking out against the New York Post cartoon that was published earlier this month.

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Library books a danger to kids?

Updated: 02/26/2009 - First it was toys, and now it's children's books. A federal law demands tests for lead levels, but at your expense. News 12's Chris Thomas shows you how the main library is handling the new law.

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Only on 12: Dent's closes; what's next for services you paid for?

Updated: 02/27/2009 - In two days federal bankruptcy court has ordered Dent's Undertaking Establishment to close for good. That means if you've paid Dent's to handle a funeral for you or your family , you must act fast and still there are no guarantees.

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Loo's owner pleads not guilty to animal cruelty

Updated: 02/26/2009 - The owner of a local pet store, Rebecca Loo, of Loo's Cuddly Critters was in court today. She plead not guilty to five counts of animal cruelty. One count because a dead puppy was found in a trash can outside loo's cuddly critters.

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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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