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Student arrested for bringing gun to school

Updated: 03/21/2007 - A Butler High School student was arrested around 12:45 this afternoon. School officials pulled the young man out of class after receiving a tip, and a BOE officer found a loaded .25 semi-automatic gun on his person.

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On Your Side: MySpace Job Danger

Posted: 03/21/2007 - If you don't want your children living under your roof forever, you might want to keep tabs on what they're putting on their MySpace or Facebook pages. The things your child puts on there could keep them from getting a job.

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Site where school bus ran over toddler not public road

Updated: 03/22/2007 - The narrow dirt road where a child was crushed behind the wheels of a bus is a private road, restricted to incoming and outgoing traffic. That begs the question of why a Columbia County school bus was on it in the first place.

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McDuffie County overspending accounted for

Updated: 03/23/2007 - The state auditor's office found McDuffie County spent nearly $50,000 more on their Title 1 program than they were supposed to and filed an inaccurate report on the money. Now, the state BOE says the money's all accounted for.

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Richmond County votes no to school uniforms

Updated: 03/22/2007 - Wearing uniforms will soon be a thing of the past for most students in Richmond County. Tuesday night in a 7 to 3 vote, the school board decided to get rid of the policy that's been in place since the year 2000.

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Falcons backup quarterback may be traded

Updated: 05/15/2007 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that Falcons backup quarterback Matt Schaub could be traded Wednesday to the Houston Texans for an undisclosed draft pick or picks.

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Local Update - March 21, 2007

Posted: 03/21/2007 - High speed chase ends in accident; toddler hit and killed by school bus; pet food recall; deputy crashes car; two teens accused of robbing Zaxby's.

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Deputy recovering after wreck

Posted: 03/20/2007 - A Richmond County deputy is recovering after he wrecked his patrol car in Burke County. 24-year-old Eric Sikes was on his way to the North Precinct Road Patrol when he went off Allen Road and ended up between some trees.

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Four rob elderly man with sawed-off shotgun

Posted: 03/20/2007 - Four people have been arrested after Aiken Public Safety says they burst into an elderly man's home and robbed him with a sawed-off shotgun Saturday afternoon. The victim is 71 years old.

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Another historic mill to be restored

Updated: 03/22/2007 - Another of Augusta's historic mills is getting a serious facelift. Sutherland Mill, right next to the Enterprise Mill on Greene Street near downtown Augusta, was sold last Monday (March 12) to a local developer.

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No smoking ban for North Augusta

Posted: 03/20/2007 - North Augusta has snuffed out talks of a smoking ban for now. Monday night they decided not to move on a ban, hoping to avoid lawsuits other towns in the state have seen.

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SC considers requiring abortion patients to view ultrasounds

Posted: 03/20/2007 - South Carolina is taking up an issue that's also moving through the Georgia Legislature. Governor Mark Sanford says he supports a plan to require women seeking abortions to see an ultrasound of the fetus.

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Toddler hit by school bus, killed

Updated: 03/22/2007 - A toddler has died after being hit by a school bus on Wilkins Road, off Wrightsboro Road near Grovetown. The bus was carrying ten children when it hit and killed two-year-old Cole Ford, who had run out into the street.

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Controversy at Commission meeting

Updated: 03/20/2007 - There was a large turnout at Tuesday afternoon's Augusta Commission meeting. Some are crying foul about the punishment given to Tom Beck. Neighbors also spoke out about proposed public housing in south Augusta.

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Zaxby's near Jimmie Dyess and Belair robbed

Updated: 03/20/2007 - One suspect is in custody and another is on the loose after the Zaxby's near Jimmie Dyess Parkway and Belair Road was robbed this afternoon. Law enforcement is searching a neighborhood in the area.

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Local Update - March 20, 2007

Posted: 03/20/2007 - Richmond County deputy's car crashes in Burke County; three shooting suspects on the loose; pet food recall; contamination confirmed in Hyde Park; MCG dental school funding one step closer.

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Doctor allegedly sexually assaults patients

Updated: 03/20/2007 - A local doctor's bedside manners are now in question after two women filed police reports against him, claiming that he kissed them and sexually assaulted them. That doctor has been taken off duty because of the accusations.

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On Your Side: Dangerous Pet Food

Updated: 03/19/2007 - You might want to check what you're feeding your pet after a recall on nearly 100 brands of dog and cat food. They're being blamed for killing at least 10 dogs and cats and causing kidney problems in countless more.

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Committee approves $5 million for new dental school

Posted: 03/19/2007 - There's good news in the form of $5 million cash for MCG's new dental school. The Georgia House Appropriations Committee voted in favor of giving the Medical College's new dental school the $5 million it was asking for.

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GDOT to build sound barrier along I-20

Updated: 03/19/2007 - Life will soon be a lot quieter for many people in Columbia County who live near I-20. The Georgia House has approved an $8 million project to build sound barriers. It's a project close to four years in the making.

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Williston mother killed in hit-and-run

Posted: 03/19/2007 - A Williston woman was killed in a hit-and-run in Orangeburg County, and now her family is asking for help to find the driver who fled. The accident happened Sunday morning on Highway 4 outside of Springfield, South Carolina.

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Aiken Triple Crown kicks off

Posted: 03/19/2007 - For one local city, the next three weekends mean some serious horsing around. The Aiken Triple Crown got underway today with its first leg: the Aiken Trials. This year is the 65th edition of that race.

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Woman narrowly escapes bug bomb explosion

Updated: 03/19/2007 - It was a close call for a south Augusta woman after an unusual explosion in her house. Lois Garnett set up a bug bomb in her kitchen, and firefighters say she forgot to turn off the pilot light on her stove, which caused the blast.

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