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Linda Schrenko Trial, Day One

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Prosecutors and defense attorneys laid out their strategies in the trial of Linda Schrenko and her two co-defendants. It's a case of defense attorneys blaming everyone else and prosecutors saying they have proof of who stole from taxpayers and why.

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Still no decision about Larke's contract

Posted: 05/01/2006 - Talks about Richmond County school superintendent Dr. Charles Larke's contract should've been over by May 1, but board members are saying its still very much up in the air.

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Suspected bank robber still at large

Posted: 05/01/2006 - We now have a picture of suspected bank robber Demetrius Freeman of Kershaw County, South Carolina. Freeman is still on the loose after two robberies in our area last week. He may still be in the Camden area.

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Augusta man convicted in DUI death

Posted: 05/01/2006 - An Augusta man will serve life in prison after being convicted in the 2004 traffic death of Janay Levey. Friday, April 28, James Guyse was convicted on 1 count of felony murder, 5 counts of aggravated assault, and 1 count of driving under the influence.

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Linda Schrenko Trial Preview

Updated: 02/01/2007 - The trial of former Georgia state school superintendent Linda Schrenko begins May 1, 2006 in Atlanta. Once a rising star in the GOP, Schrenko now finds herself a political outcast...and facing the possibility of a long prison sentence.

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Lincolnton Wiccan festival stirs controversy

Posted: 05/01/2006 - A gathering of the tribes was held this past weekend at Elijah Clark State Park. Nearly 100 pagans arrived to celebrate...and some Christians protested the event.

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Is Voyager Learning System failing Richmond County students?

Updated: 02/01/2007 - A system designed to help Richmond County students read may be failing them. News 12 has a follow-up on a special investigation we aired April 27, 2006 on the Voyager Learning System in Richmond County.

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Murder weapon sought in Beech Island shooting

Posted: 04/28/2006 - One day after the deadly shooting on caprice lane in Beech Island April 27, one man is in custody, but investigators are still searching for the murder weapon.

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Bank robber captured trying to return rental car

Posted: 04/28/2006 - Friday, April 28, an arrest was made in a string of bank robberies in Richmond and Columbia counties. Two of those thefts were the previous day, at the CSRA Federal Credit Union on North Belair and the Wachovia at Washington and Davis Road.

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Local teacher honored for 50 years of teaching

Posted: 04/28/2006 - Martha Scroggs of Episcopal Day School is celebrating 50 years of teaching. She's been teaching there so long that Thursday, April 27 was declared "Martha Scroggs Day".

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Amy Walden to be sentenced June 5

Posted: 04/28/2006 - The life sentence is automatic. But Amy Walden will hear the words from the judge June 5. She was convicted in Waynesboro April 14 for killing her husband in 2004 and leaving his body in their home with their children for days.

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Colclough leaves Augusta Commission

Updated: 01/10/2007 - Friday, April 28, Augusta commissioner Richard Colclough officially gave up his seat in order to run for State House District 122. That leaves a vacancy in the Augusta Commission for District 4.

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Suspect sought in car chase; no arrests yet

Posted: 04/28/2006 - Richmond County deputies think they know the identity of one of the suspects in a car chase that happened on Wednesday, but no arrests have been made yet.

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Williamson pleads guilty, is sentenced to 5 years

Updated: 06/21/2006 - An Aiken County pastor who molested a child in his congregation is sentenced to jail time. The former pastor of Remnant Ministries in North Augusta, Brooks Williamson, pleaded guilty to his charges.

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Accused killer arrested in Beech Island

Posted: 04/28/2006 - Neighbors of a man shot and killed are asking for more police presence on their street, as the search for a killer comes to an end in Beech Island. Robert Poole of Beech Island was killed Thursday, April 27. The gunman, investigators say, was 31-year-old Lee Freeman of Augusta.

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Special Assignment: The Price of Education

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Every child in Richmond County public school, from kindergarten to 3rd grade, is using Voyager Learning System to learn to read. Laurie Ott investigates the success rate of the system, its cost to taxpayers, and the questionable circumstances surrounding its adoption.

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Special Assignment: Gone in 60 Seconds

Updated: 02/01/2007 - It happens dozens of times an hour. Auto theft. Across the country, one car or truck is stolen every 24 seconds. One Augusta woman found out auto theft can happen anywhere, anytime.

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FBI believes string of bank robberies related

Posted: 04/27/2006 - The FBI is looking for two bank robbers considered armed and dangerous. Authorities say the men robbed two Columbia County banks at gunpoint the morning of April 27, and they're connecting them to other bank robberies in the previous two weeks.

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Rising gas prices lead to rising drive-offs

Posted: 04/27/2006 - Gas prices may soon be going up again. Gas station managers say they are losing money because too many people are driving off without paying.

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No yearbooks for Laney High students

Posted: 04/27/2006 - High school seniors walk away with many memories, some of those memories filed away in a yearbook. But this year, Laney High School is not ordering yearbooks. News 12 has learned the book is just not in demand.

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