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Army helicopter crashes in Georgia; 4 soldiers dead

Updated: 06/01/2006 - Four soldiers are dead and another hurt after an army helicopter crashed between Albany and Moultrie, Georgia, near the town of Doerun. Reports say the helicopter clipped a guy wire on a 1000-foot tall TV tower about 8 am.

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Major drug ring busted in Columbia County

Posted: 05/31/2006 - A major drug ring is busted in Columbia County, and one of the suspects works in the school system. Nine people in the King Villa subdivision off Washington Road were arrested.

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Steven Kendrick files intent to run for mayor

Posted: 05/31/2006 - There are six more months before Augusta's mayoral election, and more potential candidates are filing intent cards to run for the office. News 12's Domonique Benn talks with the latest candidate and political newcomer vying for the mayor's seat.

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Aiken public works vehicles to switch to biodiesel

Posted: 05/31/2006 - The city of Aiken is taking a step into the future: they're switching all their public works vehicles to alternative fuel. Leaders voted to use biodiesel for power after a successful trial with two city trucks.

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Aiken Public Safety bags counterfeit clothes

Posted: 05/31/2006 - Fake, counterfeit, phony...whatever you call it, if you're selling it in Aiken, watch out. Investigators say they seized counterfeit clothes at an Aiken store Tuesday, May 30...and they're out looking for more.

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Clemson students mourn death of schoolmate

Posted: 05/31/2006 - It is now day 6 of the investigation into a Clemson student's murder, and still many questions go unanswered. News 12's Meredith Taylor spoke with a schoolmate of Tiffany Souers who says the people close to her hope for answers soon.

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BOE postpones Larke decision, settles Cauthen lawsuit

Posted: 05/31/2006 - There is still no decision on the Richmond County school superintendent's contract. The board might have made a decision during their closed-door meeting on Tuesday, May 30, but they decided not to talk about it.

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Sheriff Strength supports deputies' actions at festival

Updated: 06/07/2006 - Fallout continues over the James Brown Music Festival. Champ Walker claims deputies were out of line in threatening to arrest him. Tuesday, Sheriff Ronnie Strength held a news conference responding to those claims.

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The CSRA observes Memorial Day

Posted: 05/30/2006 - Beaches and barbecues aside, Memorial Day is dedicated to remembering and honoring our nation's heroes. News 12 is On Your Side with celebrations on both sides of the river, where flags were waving proudly.

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DNR officers patrol lakes to keep boaters safe

Posted: 05/30/2006 - Memorial Day weekend means thousands of boaters on our local lakes, and more people means more officers. News 12 rode along with officers from the Department of Natural Resources on Monday, and there were some arrests this weekend on Clarks Hill Lake.

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James Brown's daughter excited about festival

Updated: 01/09/2007 - Papa's got a brand new festival. The Godfather of Soul, Mr. Dynamite, the Hardest Working Man in Show Business finally has a festival in his honor in his hometown. The party for James Brown kicked off Friday evening in downtown Augusta.

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Florida band excited to play at James Brown Music Festival

Updated: 01/09/2007 - More than 115 bands are expected to perform over the weekend for the James Brown Music Festival. One Florida band, Vocaldrop, drove up to Augusta. They hope their performance will give the more exposure, and they say their music was influenced by the Godfather of Soul.

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Music festival food vendors hit first day roadblock

Posted: 05/26/2006 - Some of the food vendors at the James Brown Musical Festival hit a roadblock as they prepared to light their grills. Friday morning the health inspectors and fire inspectors were called out to give the all clear to the food vendors.

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News 12 talks with Tommy Moore

Posted: 05/26/2006 - Election day will be here before you know it. June 13 is the primary election in South Carolina. Only on 12...Stephanie Baker sat down with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tommy Moore.

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New ASU program seeks to help solve teacher shortage

Posted: 05/26/2006 - As teachers come and go all around the country there's still a shortage in classrooms. News 12's Meredith Taylor is On Your Side with what one local college is doing to put more in our schools.

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Suspect arrested in mortgage company armed robbery

Posted: 05/26/2006 - Aiken County Sheriff's officers have arrested a suspect in last week's armed robbery at Hunter Mortgage Company. Jorge Carpio is charged with four counts of armed robbery and kidnapping.

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Johnston police chief Butch Easler fired

Posted: 05/26/2006 - Johnston mayor Willie Campbell says police chief Butch Easler's termination is effective immediately. Easler was suspended with pay back in September pending the outcome of a state investigation.

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NAACP says Aiken BOE hasn't met demands

Posted: 05/26/2006 - On May 9, during a heated meeting, the NAACP gave the Aiken County School Board 14 days to respond to their list of demands. On May 26, NAACP leaders said the board has not met those demands.

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Car wreck trifecta

Posted: 05/26/2006 - There was some trouble on the road Thursday night. Three wrecks tied up traffic: one on Wrightsboro Road, one on Highland Avenue across from Daniel Field, and one near Seneca in Oconee County, SC.

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