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Manufacturer brings jobs to Graniteville

Posted: 05/09/2007 - There are new jobs coming to Aiken County. BAE systems will expand its facilities into the old Avondale distribution center at the Sage Mill Industrial Park in Graniteville. BAE has contracts with the Department of Defense.

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Movie filmed in Aiken comes out in July

Posted: 05/09/2007 - You may remember when crews were in Aiken filming the movie Who's Your Caddy?, about a rapper from Atlanta who tries to join a conservative country club in the Carolinas. Now we know the release date.

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Teen makes threats at Wagener-Salley High School

Updated: 05/09/2007 - A 15-year-old Salley teenager was arrested by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office for making threats at Wagener-Salley High School, in Wagener. She is charged with two counts of threatening a school official.

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Richmond County discusses bomb threat policy

Updated: 05/09/2007 - Richmond County schools have seen more than 120 bomb threats this school year. Now leaders and parents are trying to figure out what they can do. Tuesday, they held a public meeting to discuss the options.

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Local Update - May 9, 2007

Updated: 05/09/2007 - Bomb threats cost you, City Attorney gets the boot, murdered Aiken teacher's daughter charged.

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Neighbor says daughter threatened slain teacher

Updated: 05/08/2007 - Police say 21-year-old Christina Mavris killed her mother, 56-year-old Aiken middle school teacher Dana Davis. Mavris was arrested Friday on an outstanding warrant. Until now, officers had called her only a witness.

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Commission asks for city attorney's resignation

Updated: 05/08/2007 - Only four months after hiring him, Augusta commissioners have asked the new city attorney to resign. While the mayor wouldn't comment on Eugene Jessup's performance, he did say it was clear things just weren't working out.

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Williams says he has copy of Russell's hard drive

Posted: 05/08/2007 - Commissioner Marion Williams says he now has a copy of the city administrator's hard drive. Some leaders are accusing Fred Russell of doing personal business on the city computer.

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Waynesboro loses 300 jobs

Posted: 05/08/2007 - The Cummins Filtration Plant is closing, and employees just found out last week. The Waynesboro plant specialized in small engine and recreational vehicle products, and the company has decided not to make them anymore.

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On Your Side: Prescription Prices

Updated: 05/08/2007 - The US Senate has given two thumbs down to a bill that would make it legal for you to buy your prescription drugs from another country like Canada. This will keep your prescriptions pricey...but it could also keep you safe.

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Vendors reeling from flea market fire losses

Updated: 05/08/2007 - The agencies investigating the fire at the South Augusta Flea Market met Tuesday afternoon to go through the evidence. It was a hard day for the vendors who came out only to find they lost everything.

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Suspicious package found at Shelnut's office

Updated: 05/08/2007 - A suspicious package was found Tuesday afternoon at the office of former Board of Regents chairman Tim Shelnut. The Richmond County bomb squad, K-9 unit, and fire crews were called to the scene.

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Local Update - May 8, 2007

Posted: 05/08/2007 - Flea market fire; Richmond County seeks school bomb threat solution; Aiken County to choose interim superintendent; gas prices to $3/gallon in SC; Miller Theater vandalized.

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Owner says he brought fire code violations down

Updated: 05/08/2007 - The owner of the South Augusta Flea Market says he's going to do his best to work with authorities to find out what caused a devastating fire that destroyed the main building Monday.

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Daughter charged in teacher's murder

Posted: 05/08/2007 - Christina Elizabeth Mavris has been charged with murder in the death of her mother, Dana Davis. Davis was a beloved teacher at Schofield Middle School. She was found stabbed to death inside her burning home on Thursday, May 3.

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Vandals deface historic Miller Theater

Updated: 05/07/2007 - Investigators need your help in finding a group of at least 15 people they say vandalized the historic Miller Theater on Broad Street. They're hoping new surveillance video will help catch the vandals.

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Special Assignment: Reading Right

Updated: 05/07/2007 - When it comes to teaching our kids to read, one local school has it figured out. In Mrs. Wright's second grade class, learning to read and write has never been so much fun...and the right answers just keep coming.

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On Your Side: Tooth Troubles

Updated: 05/07/2007 - Dentists say more and more kids between age two and five are coming in with tooth decay. Unless parents make some changes in their child's oral health, this is a problem that will only get worse.

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Local Update - May 7, 2007

Posted: 05/07/2007 - Man kills another man with 2-by-4; murderer of Aiken teacher still unknown; head-on collision in Aiken; local radio host loses TV hosting gig; Waynesboro Primary School's reading scores on the rise.

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9 Augusta murders so far in 2007

Updated: 05/07/2007 - This week alone saw three homicides in Richmond County, bringing the total for this year to ten. That number has doubled from this time last year. Investigators say they're doing everything they can to bring this increase under control.

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Domestic disputes not uncommon at slain teacher's home

Updated: 05/07/2007 - Schofield Middle School teacher Dana Davis was found stabbed to death inside her burning home Thursday night (May 3). Aiken Public Safety was back on the scene Saturday with the victim's daughter.

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South Augusta Flea Market main building destroyed in fire

Updated: 05/10/2007 - The main building of the South Augusta Flea Market on Doug Barnard Parkway went up in flames Monday morning. The dense smoke rolled over Augusta, blocking out the sun. 3 engine companies worked together to put out the blaze.

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Funky First Friday a big hit

Updated: 05/07/2007 - They called it Funky First Friday, and it was a huge success Friday night in downtown Augusta. Thousands of people come out to remember the Godfather of Soul and celebrate his birthday.

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Homeowner thankful for Stand Your Ground law

Updated: 05/04/2007 - Georgia's law allows you to defend yourself as soon as you feel threatened. And that seems to be just what one 84-year-old homeowner did when an intruder broke into his garage.

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