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Avondale Mills Fire

Updated: 02/27/2006 - It happened around 7 o'clock Friday night... A small fire in a dust filtration tunnel at Avondale Mills. Officials say sparks must have ignited some cotton in that tunnel, causing circles of smoke and even more - an evacuation. News 12's Kate Tillotson was on the scene.

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Fatal bike wreck

Updated: 02/27/2006 - A motorcyclist dead... Traffic at a standstill for hours. It happened Thursday night when a Fort Gordon soldier, just home from a tour in Iraq, crashed into a guardrail.

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Painkiller overdose

Posted: 02/27/2006 - We now know the names of the four people killed in Aiken County after overdosing on pain medication.

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Different views of consolidation

Updated: 06/07/2006 - It's a project that's supposed to bring the county together. Some lawmakers say uniting Columbia County under one government won't happen this year. Others say maybe it will. News 12 is on your side with some possible reasons for the confusion, and what it can all mean for your bank account.

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Investigating drunk teenagers

Posted: 02/24/2006 - Two teenagers, drunk and possibly on drugs. One lying on a kitchen floor, the other passed out in his bed at home. What do they have in common? According to a police report obtained by News 12---both were at the Martinez home of a man now serving time in federal prison.

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Ronald McDonald House Needs Help

Updated: 02/24/2006 - They provide a home away from home for families of seriously ill children treated at local hospitals. But Augusta’s Ronald McDonald house needs some special care of its own. Contrary to popular belief, just buying Big Macs doesn't keep the charity going...

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Computers help track what children eat

Updated: 01/11/2007 - Chances are you aren't around when your child's eating lunch at school. That can pose a problem if they're allergic to certain foods or they need to back off the brownies. News 12's Meredith Taylor is on your side with the Richmond County school district's solution.

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Homeowners Rally Against Proposed Dragstrip

Updated: 06/07/2006 - Nearly a hundred South Augusta homeowners gathered Thursday night to protest the possible building of a drag racing facility in the area.

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Grant Makes SC School Buses Cleaner

Posted: 02/23/2006 - The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded its largest grant to South Carolina schools. The money will be used to make the state's school buses more environmentally friendly.

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Dr. Larke Responds to Contract Controversy

Posted: 02/23/2006 - Richmond County school board member A.K. Hasan says he is looking out for the system and that is why he wants Superintendent Charles Larke’s contract to end in 2008 instead of him possibly getting a one-year extension if he gets a satisfactory review.

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Commissioners Discuss Olive Road Overpass

Updated: 06/07/2006 - Augusta Commissioners discuss what to do about the Olive Road Overpass, which has been the site of many accidents, including one fatal one.

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Armed Robbery Suspect Wanted, Identity Released

Posted: 02/22/2006 - Richmond County investigators think they know who is responsible for a string of armed robberies in the CSRA. The latest happened in Waynesboro at the Dollar General Store. Waynesboro Police believe Terry Carter, Jr. is the man behind these thefts.

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Dumb and Dangerous Driving - February 22, 2006

Updated: 01/08/2007 - Bad driving doesn’t just happen when your car is moving. Cars parked in the wrong space can also create big backups. Take a look at the Dumb and Dangerous Driving and parking we caught on camera.

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Railroad Crossings Closed for Rehabilitation

Posted: 02/22/2006 - They may cause a bit of a hold-up if you don’t know about them. Railroad crossings closed because ties are being replaced in Richmond and Columbia Counties. News 12 is on your side with why the old ones won’t work.

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Local Churches Continue Rebuilding Gulf Coast

Posted: 02/22/2006 - More than six months after Hurricane Katrina hit, there are still years of cleanup and rebuilding ahead. Local churches are making it their mission to help out all year. News 12 tells you how the Savannah River region is helping in the Gulf Coast.

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Edgefield Co. Murder Suspect Commits Suicide In Jail

Posted: 02/22/2006 - Maurice Wilson was found barely breathing at the Edgefield Jail Tuesday afternoon. He’s the man charged with killing his wife, Gwendolyn Denise Wilson late Sunday night.

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Consolidation in Columbia County is Off

Updated: 01/10/2007 - One county, one government. The struggle for consolidation in Columbia County comes to an end for now. State lawmakers will keep consolidation off the ballot this November.

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Dumb and Dangerous Driving - February 21, 2006

Updated: 01/08/2007 - It’s one of life’s biggest frustrations, bad drivers. Don’t you wish you had a camera to catch that person who cut you off last week, or those speeders who keep terrorizing your neighborhood? News 12 set out to do just that.

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Investigators Say They Have Serial Rapist in Custody

Posted: 02/21/2006 - Investigators say they have a serial rapist in custody. Today a Richmond County grand jury indicted Michael Christian Clay on five different rapes. One of the victims still in the hospital is expected to remain in a coma for the rest of her life.

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Mother Warned Daughter About Marrying Man

Posted: 02/21/2006 - A mother says she warned her daughter about staying with the man who may have killed her. Maurice Wilson is in the Edgefield County Jail on charges he stabbed his wife while her two children watched. News 12 has the latest from Edgefield.

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Battling Heart Disease One Meal At A Time

Posted: 02/20/2006 - February is American Heart Month and News 12 has more on one hospital’s pitch to eat better meals. Healthier eating starts in the kitchen. And now there’s a new menu program starting up that hopes to help you make better choices eating out.

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Two Cases of Hospital I.D. Fraud In Last Month

Posted: 02/20/2006 - In the last month two people have found themselves the victims of ID fraud at local hospitals. As News 12 reports, now investigators need your help arresting the scammers.

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