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Church Plans for Graniteville Anniversary

Updated: 12/13/2005 - It’s a tragedy we will never forget. Nine people died following the Graniteville train derailment and chemical release. Almost one year later, hundreds of survivors still suffer from the chlorine they inhaled. News 12 was there when one church announced plans...

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Food Court Health Inspection Reports

Updated: 12/13/2005 - Thousands of you are heading to the Augusta Mall as the countdown to Christmas begins. But how safe is the food at the mall’s food court? News 12 is on your side with a look at who got high marks and who had serious violations.

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Family Coping with Unsolved Murder

Updated: 12/13/2005 - Police say they’re close to shutting the book on this murder case after learning the description of the suspect and the car. But the Martin family doesn’t feel much progress has been made at all.

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Armed Robbery Suspect Captured

Updated: 12/12/2005 - Police may have the person responsible for a string of armed robberies in Aiken County. Three were just this morning and one on Friday. The Sheriff’s Department says 27-year-old Bradley Bunn demanded money from Kangaroo Express gas station in Aiken and Warrenville...

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Savannah River Cleanup

Updated: 06/07/2006 - Many people who cruise the Savannah River by boat say it’s impossible to navigate through all of the weeds and logs. And those who stroll the River Walk say the same weeds and logs are eyesores. One group is trying hard to find ways to clean up the river.

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Mayor Copenhaver's First Day in Office

Updated: 12/12/2005 - It’s a day of change for Augusta as 38-year-old David “Deke” Copenhaver officially becomes mayor. News 12 shows us how the new mayor spent his first day in office.

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2005's Unsolved Murders

Posted: 12/12/2005 - On Monday the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office released their top five unsolved murder list for 2005. And they’re hoping you hold the information to solve them. News 12 tells you what investigators are looking for in these crimes.

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Music Instructor Teaches Underprivileged Students

Updated: 12/12/2005 - One woman’s passion for music drivers her to extraordinary means to live out her dream. A Florida music instructor comes to North Augusta once a week to teach underprivileged students how to play musical instruments

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AIDS Awareness Walk in Aiken

Updated: 12/12/2005 - Cool temperatures didn’t stop walkers in Aiken County from lacing up their tennis shoes for a good cause. More than 80 people showed up Saturday for the AIDS Awareness Walk. It’s the first of its kind for the city of Aiken.

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Dragstrip Noise Test

Updated: 12/09/2005 - Some commissioners are hoping to build an international dragstrip along Highway 56 in South Augusta. That idea hasn’t gone over well with homeowners there. Some commissioners are hoping the results of a sound test today will change the minds of those against the dragstrip.

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Narnia a Teaching Tool?

Updated: 12/09/2005 - The four Prevensie children find themselves with a huge responsibility when they wander through a wardrobe only to find a fantasy world on the other side.

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Space Heater Safety

Updated: 12/09/2005 - There are 13 deaths from heat-related fires last year. Those are deaths caused by home heaters. Fire and Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine is trying to get that number down. He tours cities like Augusta, urging residents to take precautions while heating their homes.

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Columbia Co. Consolidation Town Hall Meeting

Updated: 12/09/2005 - The debate over consolidation is once again the number one topic in Columbia County. The Evans and Martinez area will be combined into one government, while Grovetown and Harlem would remain separate cities. News 12 is on your side with the future plans.

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Home Invasion Suspect Arrested

Updated: 12/08/2005 - One man is in custody and two still on the loose. 19-year-old Joseph Jacobs is behind bars. He and two other unknown suspects are accused of forcing their way into this South Augusta home Friday night, holding an 18-year-old female at gunpoint...

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Rice Pleads "Not Guilty"

Updated: 06/21/2006 - Former Greenbrier football star Reggie Rice was in court on Thursday, pleading not guilty to sex and alcohol charges stemming from a party with underage girls. News 12 has details from the courthouse with why the case may soon be moved behind closed doors.

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South Carolina's New Seat Belt Law

Posted: 12/08/2005 - Right now, officers can only write a seatbelt violation ticket if you are pulled over for something else first. At midnight, they can pull you over for simply not buckling up. News 12 has more on what this law might do for everyone.

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Only On 12: Charles Walker Speaks Out

Updated: 12/09/2005 - Former State Senator Charles Walker has exactly a week to report to federal prison. On Thursday morning, he only spoke to radio personalities on WAAW-Rejoice 94.7. News 12 was the only television station invited it sit in.

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Vandalized Cemetary

Updated: 12/08/2005 - You often wonder how safe your house is from vandals, but what about other property like parks and cemeteries? It’s nearly 200 years old, the Coleman Leigh Warren Cemetery off of Washington and Oakdale Roads near the National Hills shopping center.

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Who Is Deke Copenhaver?

Updated: 12/07/2005 - He may not have a vote, but he has lots of responsibility as mayor of Georgia’s second largest city. Deke Copenhaver got plenty of citywide support from voters, but many still don’t know much about him.

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New Faces on the Augusta Commission

Updated: 06/07/2006 - They are the 11 men and women elected to represent the voice of thousands in Augusta but starting in weeks, the face of the Augusta commission will change. These five including the mayor will not be back next year, being replaced with five new faces.

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Arraignment Delayed

Updated: 12/07/2005 - A family emergency with a defense attorney pushes back the arraignment for two former Greenbrier High School football players. These are the events that led up to the charges.

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Churches Closed for Christmas

Posted: 12/07/2005 - Christmas, it’s the day Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Christ. This year, it falls on a Sunday and some local pastors say they’re canceling services. News 12 is on your side with a look at the Christmas Day debate.

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PTA Mom Accused of Stealing Money

Updated: 12/07/2005 - The former PTA president at Glenn Hills Middle School remains in jail Wednesday night charged with theft by taking, a felony. It’s an investigation that spans back a year ago when money went missing from the association’s pot...

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Passenger who made threat shot, killed at Miami airport

Updated: 12/07/2005 - Officials say the passenger shot at Miam International Airport is dead. They say the man was shot after claiming to have a bomb in a carry-on bag. Homeland Security Department spokeswoman Joanna Gonzalez says the man was a 44-year-old U-S citizen.

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Campaign 2005 - Election Results

Updated: 12/06/2005 - News 12 has full coverage of Tuesday's runoff elections and results from the races in Richmond County, including Mayor and two commission seats.

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