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James Brown birthday tributes

Updated: 05/03/2007 - James Brown's band, the Soul Generals, are set to headline a free concert at the Augusta Common Friday. Meanwhile, Derek Monk, a musical favorite of the Godfather of Soul, has recorded a song as a tribute.

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Deputies say Wednesday shootings retaliatory, gang-related

Updated: 05/03/2007 - Before they could finish at the scene of one shooting, Richmond County investigators were called to another one. They believe these shootings are related to other cases and are now interlinking several crimes.

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Augusta gets re-entry grant for former state prisoners

Updated: 05/02/2007 - 15 state agencies announced a partnership Wednesday to help people in our area who are just getting out of jail. A $100,000 investment will help former inmates get back on their feet.

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On Your Side: Online Drugs

Updated: 05/02/2007 - If you're ordering prescriptions over the internet, the FDA says you might want to be careful. Some of the companies you're ordering from could be selling you phony pills.

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Aiken teenager threatens high school violence

Posted: 05/02/2007 - The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has arrested an Aiken teenager who sent a series of electronic mail to a student threatening to carry out acts of violence at Midland Valley High School in Graniteville.

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Suspicious death in Aiken

Posted: 05/02/2007 - Aiken County investigators are looking into a homicide. The coroner says a relative of 81-year-old Hubert Ellis found him dead in a mobile home on Duck Wood Lane in Aiken.

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Low humidity fuels wildfire danger

Updated: 05/03/2007 - Forest rangers warn that because of the weather, devastating wildfires like those in south Georgia could also happen here. And now they say even the leaves that don't usually burn are becoming a hazard.

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Changes at Jenkins-White Elementary

Updated: 05/02/2007 - Last summer, the state of Georgia granted Jenkins-White charter status, the first in Richmond County. Local administrators pushed to make it a charter school after it failed to make adequate yearly progress.

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Williams requests city administrator's hard drive

Updated: 05/02/2007 - Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams is requesting to see the hard drive of city administrator Fred Russell's work computer, along with those of three other city employees.

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3 shootings in one day, 2 connected

Updated: 05/02/2007 - There were three shootings in Augusta this afternoon. Deputies say two of them are connected and gang-related. They believe they may have been in retaliation for a shooting that happened on Olive Road earlier this year.

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Body found in lake that of missing fisherman

Updated: 05/02/2007 - Investigators with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations say the body found at Clark's Hill Lake this weekend is that of missing fisherman Michael Wade Bowman. Investigators say he took his own life.

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5 sent to hospital after wreck near Fort Gordon

Updated: 05/02/2007 - Five people, including children, were taken to the hospital after a wreck on Jimmie Dyess Parkway at Gordon Highway. Deputies say just before 11 o'clock this morning, a car ran a light and hit two others.

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Sparks fly as Commission censures Calvin Holland

Posted: 05/02/2007 - Commissioner Calvin Holland was reprimanded in Augusta Commission chambers today for ordering the city administrator's computer be seized. The meeting turned into a verbal sparring match.

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Convocation Center's inaugural concert sold out

Posted: 05/02/2007 - The new Convocation Center at USC Aiken opened tonight for its first concert. The $21 million facility seats over four thousand people, and tonight it was a full house. Lines were wrapped around the building.

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Tanksley not guilty

Posted: 05/02/2007 - A Richmond County jury has found Jordash Tanksley not guilty. Tanksley had been accused of trying to kidnap his own child, along with other charges from an incident last fall.

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On Your Side: Big Savings

Updated: 05/02/2007 - If you eat out a lot, you know that while you're filling your stomach, you're emptying your bank account. 12 On Your Side has an easy way for you to save a few bucks when you go out on the town.

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School takes away 12-year-old's lunch over $4 balance

Updated: 05/02/2007 - A 12-year-old's lunch was taken away by school officials in the middle of the cafeteria, all over just a few dollars. The superintendent of Columbia County schools tells News 12 it never should have happened.

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Brush fire off I-20 eastbound near Martintown Road

Updated: 05/01/2007 - North Augusta Public Safety officers were working a large brush fire off I-20 Eastbound at mile marker 3, near Martintown Road on Tuesday afternoon. They called for a tanker, and traffic was backed up as they battled the blaze.

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Homemade bomb found in FedEx drop-off box

Updated: 05/02/2007 - A FedEx delivery man got the scare of a lifetime Monday night: a homemade bomb in a drop box. It happened just after 6:30 in front of the Kellogg's cereal plant on Marvin Griffin Road.

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Local Update - May 1, 2007

Posted: 05/01/2007 - Suspicious package found; community speaks out about Voyager; students cross dangerous intersection; Cheek wants Holland reprimanded; RCSO seeks murder suspect.

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Severe drought may soon hit Augusta area

Posted: 05/01/2007 - Severe drought conditions are just around the corner in our area. Parts of southeast Georgia are already suffering. It hasn't gotten bad here yet, but that all could change very soon.

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Public speaks out about Voyager

Updated: 05/01/2007 - Richmond County's reading program was under fire tonight. The school board heard publicly for the first time from opponents of the Voyager Universal Literacy program.

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Murdered man leaves behind fiancée, baby son

Updated: 04/30/2007 - Robert Love was a man who meant the world to his family. They are left without a son, a brother, a cousin, a father and a husband. Now they need your help to catch a killer.

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Arrest procedure of paralyzed man questioned

Updated: 04/30/2007 - Only on 12, a questionable arrest caught on tape. Neighbors claim deputies mistreated a man in a wheelchair. News 12 took the tape to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office to see if any rules were broken.

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