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Fireworks safety for New Year's Eve

Updated: 12/31/2014 - Here at home, lots of families will welcome 2015 with a bang. The kind of bang made by fireworks. News 12 is on your side with how to use fireworks safely and legally.

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Changes to Facebook could mean small businesses paying up

Posted: 12/31/2014 - A new year means new rules for businesses advertising on Facebook. The social media site is working to reduce the amount of ads you see. The new rule means businesses will have to pay money to get their messages out. Some local businesses say those costs can start to add up.

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12 OYS: Exterminator moonlighting as handyman, fired

Updated: 12/30/2014 - She wanted to make some changes to her home, but a 76 year-old could not do it by herself. So, Virginia Hurd hired a man to make some upgrades to her home. That contractor said he was trying to make some extra money on the side. When Hurd said he failed to do the work, she called 12 On Your Side.

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Commissioner: Bus Driver falls asleep and wrecks while driving city bus

Updated: 12/30/2014 - Augusta Commissioner Bill Lockett is fuming after the bus company he wanted fired earlier this month was in a wreck Tuesday. The accident happened around 7:30 am on Old Savannah Road at Twiggs Street. The bus hit a power pole and knocked out power to hundreds of people. News 12's Jorge Lopez tells us this comes just weeks after commissioners gave the company three months to correct numerous violations.

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Skate Park to open in near future

Updated: 12/30/2014 - John Paul Stout, Special Project Manager for the Columbia County Parks and Recreation Department, tells News 12 the Blanchard Woods Skate Park will open in the near future.

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Spokesman: George H.W. Bush returns home

Posted: 12/30/2014 - Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from a Houston hospital after a stay of about a week for treatment of shortness of breath.

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Looking forward to 2015 for Augusta's city government

Updated: 12/30/2014 - For many, the end of the year is a time of reflection on what happened in the last 12 months. But we're already looking ahead, there's also a lot Augusta has to look forward to in 2015.

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The need for blood is high, but blood centers say donations are low

Updated: 12/29/2014 - It's a busy time of year, but blood donation centers say it's the time of the year they need you the most. The burn center at Doctors Hospital treated 38 holiday related burns this Christmas and 31 during Thanksgiving. It's a busy time of year for babies too and officials say the need for blood is huge, but cold and flu symptoms are taking a toll on the supply.

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Four Augusta Commissioners take oath of office

Updated: 12/29/2014 - Four commissioners, one ceremony, and a promise to make their city a better place. Dennis Williams, Sammie Sias, Ben Hasan, and Grady Smith all took the oath of office Monday morning. Smith and Hasan are already serving. Williams and Sias will take over on January 1st.

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Who will be Augusta's next Mayor Pro-Tem

Updated: 12/29/2014 - It's been a year of changes for the City of Augusta. For the first time there is a black sheriff, soon to be the city's first black mayor since consolidation, and a commission with 6 black votes, but even more changes could be on the way when commissioners pick the next mayor pro tem. News 12's Jorge Lopez tell us who is pushing for change. Being a mayor pro-tem is like being a vice president and while 9 men run the city there is a chance a woman could be the mayor's fill-in when he's gone.

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