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Columbia Co. landfill closing

Posted: 06/30/2006 - Folks in Columbia County will have to find a new place to dump their trash. The county is closing its Baker Place Road landfill this Saturday, July 1.

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Person of interest located in Grimes murder

Posted: 06/30/2006 - Based on a tip called in by a citizen, Steven Griffin was taken into custody on the 800 block of Metcalf Street at approximately 5:00 Friday, June 30. Griffin was sought as a person of interest in the murder of John Grimes, which occurred at 12th Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard on June 24.

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DA says sex offender law a state's rights issue

Updated: 06/30/2006 - Augusta's district attorney speaks out about Thursday's court ruling on where convicted sex offenders can live. Danny Craig talks about legislation he helped write.

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York Street murder suspect captured in Asheville, NC

Posted: 06/30/2006 - Police in Asheville, North Carolina have arrested Craig Baldwin, the Aiken man accused of murdering his elderly mother, Dale Baldwin, at their York Street home nearly three weeks ago.

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Augusta Commission investigates stolen employee data

Posted: 06/29/2006 - The Augusta Commission wants answers from the employee benefits company ING concerning the possibility that thousands of city workers' personal information has been compromised.

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Commission approves sale of riverfront land for condos

Posted: 06/29/2006 - Commissioners have just cleared the way for a multi-million dollar condominium complex downtown. Developers will build The Watermark at the Augusta Riverwalk. The condos will sit at 6th and Reynolds, which is currently an old train depot.

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Georgia Voter ID law will be in effect for primary

Posted: 06/29/2006 - The state Election Board said Thursday that Georgia's new voter ID law will be in effect for the July 18 primary, now less than three weeks away. The board said elections officials can begin issuing free photo identification cards to voters who need them.

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Dozens of new laws to go into effect in Georgia

Posted: 06/29/2006 - Dozen of new Georgia state laws go into effect after this weekend. They range from taking lottery winnings to pay back child support to new sex offender laws. Here's a look at some of the new laws...

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150 Georgia National Guardsmen sent to Mexican border

Posted: 06/29/2006 - Governor Sonny Perdue has announced 150 Georgia National Guardsmen are going to the Mexican border. They're volunteering for the duty in New Mexico, which could last several months.

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Brothers busted for stealing sheriff's gun

Posted: 06/29/2006 - You don't tug on Superman's cape. You don't spit into the wind. And in Aiken County, you don't steal the sheriff's gun from his Ford Explorer...

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Departments scramble to meet two-week budget cut deadline

Posted: 06/28/2006 - With this $5 million deficit, lots of city workers are on edge right now, not knowing if their job is going to be on the list of budget cuts. But as some department heads tell News 12 these cuts could affect many more of you.

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Augusta Salvation Army needs donations

Posted: 06/28/2006 - Donations can't come soon enough for the Salvation Army. It's only June and the center says their resources for the entire year are so depleted that they are now in a crisis.

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Study: there's no safe amount of second-hand smoke

Posted: 06/28/2006 - Lighting up kills tens of thousands of non-smokers every year, according to a surgeon general's study released Tuesday, June 27. The main point in the study is that there's no safe amount of second-hand smoke.

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Man wanted on weapons offenses at large

Posted: 06/28/2006 - Columbia County deputies need your help to find 42-year-old Stephen Lee Inglett. Inglett is wanted by the US Marshals on weapons offenses.

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Rewards offered for information in Grimes murder

Posted: 06/28/2006 - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office announced that a $1000 reward is being offered for information in the murder case of John Grimes. Grimes was shot and killed while riding a bicycle over the weekend at 12th Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

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Laptop with Augusta employees' personal information stolen

Posted: 06/27/2006 - Augusta employees are upset tonight. All have received a letter saying their identities may have been stolen. Roughly 2700 Augusta employees are learning that a laptop containing their personal information has been missing for three months.

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Avondale workers seek out new jobs at career fair

Posted: 06/27/2006 - Hundreds of former textile workers spent the day looking for a new career. All are losing their jobs at Avondale Mills, in part because of last year's deadly train wreck. Today the first day of a company sponsored job fair for employees.

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