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Commissioners agree on new guidelines during retreat

Updated: 02/06/2007 - It's not often you get commissioners raising their hands and raising concerns with no one raising their voices. But that's what happened at their retreat at the Old Government House.

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Retired firefighter says test should be tough

Updated: 02/06/2007 - Firefighters and paramedics work hard to serve us, but is the test to get into training too difficult? The last round of testing wasn't too impressive. In fact, two thirds of test-takers failed.

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Local Update - February 1, 2007

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Man serving life sentence acquitted of murder; south Augusta home destroyed by fire; burglary victim offers reward for suspect.

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Butler High battling mouse problem

Updated: 02/06/2007 - It's no secret Butler High School has dealt with some serious discipline issues. But this time kids aren't causing the disruptions--mice are. The principal blames the cold weather and the old building, but parents say it's no excuse.

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City administrator trims budget without cutting jobs

Updated: 02/06/2007 - For months, city leaders have talked about having to fire employees to trim more than a million dollars from the budget. Now the city administrator says no one has to lose their job. But some city leaders are not happy.

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South Carolina lawmakers propose raising age of consent

Updated: 02/06/2007 - A former cheerleading coach is accused of setting up a cheerleader with a National Guardsman, who says he had sex with the teen. Since that teen is 16, the Guardsman won't be charged with a sex crime...

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U.S. Airways drops Delta hostile takeover bid

Updated: 02/06/2007 - Delta Airlines will remain an independent company. U.S. Airways has just dropped its hostile takeover bid for Delta after Delta's creditor committee said they will support Delta's plan to get out of bankruptcy by themselves.

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Rash of car break-ins at Family Y parking lot

Updated: 01/31/2007 - There have been 17 break-ins since October at the Family Y on Wheeler Road, resulting in thousands of dollars in damage and missing property. Richmond County investigators believe the cases may be connected.

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Local Update - January 31, 2007

Posted: 01/31/2007 - Beech Island mobile home fire; Warren Co. High principal resigns; cars in Family Y parking lot broken into; sheriff requests new patrol cars; brother and sister die in SUV rollover; remembering Charles DeVaney.

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On Your Side: Big Refund

Updated: 02/06/2007 - Some people in the Palmetto State are getting back a lot of money, courtesy of the Department of Consumer Affairs. The department says it recovered more than $100,000 for hundreds of people just about month ago.

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Warren County High principal charged with sexual misconduct

Updated: 01/30/2007 - The Warren County High School principal is out on bond today after a grand jury indicted him on allegations of sexual misconduct. One day after the indictment, Thomas McDonald turned himself in to officials.

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Oglethorpe man indicted for stalking Lincoln County cheerleader

Posted: 01/30/2007 - A southwest Georgia man has been indicted by the Lincoln County grand jury for stalking a high school cheerleader. The Lincoln County sheriff told News 12 last April that Smith was in Lincolnton asking questions about an underage girl.

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Coroner: Former mayor DeVaney died of heart-related problem

Updated: 01/30/2007 - Jasper County Coroner Martin Sauls says he believes, after today's autopsy, that DeVaney died of a heart-related problem. His heart was enlarged, and his lungs were full of fluid. There was no trauma from the accident.

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Only on 12: Father and son trapped in open well

Posted: 01/30/2007 - Seven-year-old Cameron Thompkins and his dad James got the scare of their lives Monday afternoon...and immediately the small community of Gibson, Georgia jumped into action to save them.

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Presidential hopeful campaigns in Aiken

Updated: 02/06/2007 - Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney earned his fortunes by becoming a venture capitalist, and now he hopes his successful business skills will change government in the White House.

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Charles DeVaney: Augusta's Ambassador

Posted: 01/30/2007 - Former mayor Charles DeVaney died Sunday afternoon on his way back to Augusta from Hilton Head. DeVaney was Augusta's ambassador and was always pushing to make the city bigger and better.

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Local Update - January 30, 2007

Posted: 01/30/2007 - More information on Broad Street fatal accident; 2 dead in SUV accident on I-20; Brown estate power struggle continues; presidential hopeful visits Aiken; DeVaney funeral arrangements set; father, son get stuck in well.

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Remembering Charles DeVaney

Posted: 01/29/2007 - Charles DeVaney accomplished much during and after his term as mayor of Augusta. Talking with the people close to DeVaney, we're learning the Riverwalk is only one of his many accomplishments.

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Former mayor Charles DeVaney dies

Updated: 01/29/2007 - Former Augusta mayor Charles DeVaney was killed Sunday in an accident in Ridgeland, South Carolina. DeVaney was driving home from Savannah when his car went off the road and hit a tree.

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Ministry educates parents about gangs

Updated: 01/29/2007 - A local church is doing its part to fight Augusta's growing gang problem. On Sunday the non-profit group Full Circle Refuge spoke to the community at Aldersgate Methodist Church on Wheeler Road.

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James Brown honored at Battle of the Bands

Updated: 01/29/2007 - Ten marching bands from all over came together in Atlanta for the annual Honda Battle of the Bands. The showcase was complete with a little surprise for everyone: a tribute to James Brown.

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