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Candidate Closeup: Tommy Boyles

Updated: 10/25/2005 - Today we’re getting close-up with Tommy Boyles. He retired several years ago after working for the city for 32 years and recently stepped down from his commission seat to run for mayor.

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Mom's At Home Business Booming

Updated: 10/25/2005 - She started a company from her home so she could be with her son. After six years and lots of hard work, business is booming. News 12 is on your side with how one mom made working at home a success.

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Construction on New Laney Walker HS Athletic Complex

Updated: 10/25/2005 - The houses are gone and the construction has started. Last week contractors began work on the Laney High School athletic complex. News 12 takes you to the site and shows you how the plans are taking shape.

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Emergency Response Preparations in Augusta

Updated: 10/25/2005 - Planning for a disaster in Augusta, officials from a variety of public agencies are joining forces just like they would do in a real emergency. News 12 is on your side to show us the Q&A.

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Candidate Closeup: Helen Blocker Adams

Updated: 10/24/2005 - In just over two weeks, Augusta voters will choose a new mayor. News 12 is on your side with a close look at each of the candidates. First is Helen Blocker Adams. And being first is something that she says doesn’t phase her.

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Energy Billing Options

Posted: 10/24/2005 - Electric heating bills are expected to go up five percent this winter and many families are trying to find ways to save. News 12 is on your side with some electric billing options that may save you some cash.

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Military Idol Competition at Fort Gordon

Updated: 10/24/2005 - Hundreds auditioned, 36 made the trip to Fort Gordon, six made the finals, but just one is the Military Idol. News 12 follows one soldier’s journey through the competition in a story you’ll see only on 12.

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Savannah River Cleanup

Updated: 10/24/2005 - It’s a dirty job, but dozens of volunteers turned out to do it. They picked up trash during the Savannah River Cleanup. News 12 shows you what they came away with.

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Enough to Stay

Posted: 10/21/2005 - After four years, a pay raise is what they had hoped for and could very well get after City Administrator Fred Russell released next year’s budget proposal including a four percent raise for Richmond County deputies.

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Reporting Sex Crimes

Updated: 10/21/2005 - Six Greenbrier High School students face charges ranging from statutory rape to aggravated molestation, even fornication. Columbia County gets at least twelve reports just like this every year. Ninety percent never get brought to police.

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Knox Avenue Traffic

Updated: 10/21/2005 - North Augusta’s new Lowe’s is close to completion. But that means more traffic on one of the city’s busiest roads. That’s why the area is in for some major changes. News 12 is on your side with what these changes could mean for your drive home from work.

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Fair Providing Funding

Updated: 10/21/2005 - The Western Carolina State Fair is more than just games. It’s also providing donations for Aiken County civic groups. News 12 is on your side with how the fair is helping out volunteer organizations.

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Teammates Respond to Charges Against Rice

Updated: 10/21/2005 - As Reggie Rice and Shadrick Harris remain behind bars Thursday night, their friends and teammates are still shocked at the allegations. News 12 spoke with one of Rice’s close friends.

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Sexual Peer Pressure

Updated: 10/20/2005 - Experts say that on average teenagers begin to feel pressure to have sex around age thirteen. News 12 is on your side with why the peer pressure may be biologically difficult to resist at this age.

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Aiken After Hours

Updated: 10/20/2005 - The Swan Antique Mall moved to downtown Aiken a year ago. Owner Elaine Yarson still works to gain exposure by participating in the new Aiken After Hours.

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Raising Money for Augusta Youth Center

Updated: 10/20/2005 - Help is on the way for the Augusta Youth Center. The Center is broke and on the verge of having to close their doors. But News 12, UPN Augusta and Radio One radio stations answered the call for help.

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New Zoning Rules in Columbia County

Updated: 06/07/2006 - Columbia County’s new zoning laws are stirring up controversy among some local business owners. Tuesday night commissioners voted unanimously on new zoning laws for Furys Ferry Road and parts of Washington Road.

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Greenbrier Students Indicted

Updated: 06/21/2006 - Breaking news out of Columbia County involving two students at Greenbrier High School. News 12 has learned Reginald Anthony Rice III and Shaddrick Marquee Harris have been indicted. Both are varsity football players.

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Salvation Army Applying for Grant

Updated: 10/19/2005 - The application is complete and the Salvation Army plans to send the paperwork in next Friday, which will put them in line to compete for $65 million from the Kroc Center.

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TIF Meeting in Aiken County

Updated: 10/19/2005 - Hundreds show up, waiting for word on funding for a new development in Aiken County. So many showed up that dozens were forced to listen and watch from nearby conference rooms or even stand outside.

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Chemical Spill on Tobacco Rd.

Updated: 10/19/2005 - News 12 has learned that there was a Muriatic Acid Spill at 2337 Tobacco Road on Wednesday morning. The all-clear was given at 10:50 a.m. A small amount of muriatic acid spilled out of a container in the trunk of a car.

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Renewed Insurance Needed for Rescue Divers

Updated: 10/18/2005 - They search for drowning victims and find criminal evidence at the bottom of lakes and rivers. And the future of their largest rescue boat they’ll use in the coming winter months depends on Tuesday night’s commission meeting.

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Mother of Suspected Weekend Gunman Speaks Out

Updated: 10/18/2005 - One big question – did the two young men have any problems before? Only on 12, the suspect’s mother speaks out. News 12 has new information about what lead to their deadly confrontation.

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Neighbors Tour Chemical Plants

Updated: 10/18/2005 - After January’s train crash and chlorine spill in Graniteville, other people living close to chemical plants grew concerned. But the major plants in East Augusta want to reassure their neighbors that they have nothing to worry about.

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Taxpayers Fighting Bond Stir Up A Crowd

Updated: 10/18/2005 - A packed house is expected Tuesday in the Aiken County Council Chambers as council members vote on a bond. Builders of a new Aiken County development want to use that bond to pay for its streets and water connection.

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