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Ronald McDonald House one step closer to new home

Updated: 07/30/2014 - When their child is sick and hurting moms and dads will go anywhere to help their little ones, even if it means leaving home. One place that always welcomes families with nowhere to stay is the Ronald McDonald house. Crews building the new home hit a milestone Tuesday with a topping out ceremony where supporters signed the highest beam in the building. As News 12 reports the home a clown built is getting a lot bigger.

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Aiken County EMS may soon see new coordinator

Updated: 07/29/2014 - Aiken County EMS could soon see a new director. County administrator Clay Killian says they do have a candidate in mind for that position but aren’t yet ready to name that person.

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Back-to-school costs add up for teachers

Updated: 07/29/2014 - Buying everything on that school supply list can get pricey. Many teachers say they're also bearing the burden of the back to school costs.

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12 OYS: Woman duped into 3 security systems for 1 home

Updated: 07/29/2014 - With just one house, why would anyone need to pay for 3 home security systems? A couple said that is the dilemma they are in right now, and it has left this family feeling insecure.

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9-year-old charges kids to jump on trampoline to raise money for law enforcement

Updated: 07/30/2014 - What do trampolines and tasers have in common? Today it's a 9-year-old girl and her heart for helping law enforcement. Kyndal Swearingen has been creatively raising money for the J.D. Paugh Memorial Foundation to help buy equipment for officers. As News 12's Christie Ethridge reports, now it's turning into a community-wide effort.

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Troopers warn drivers the 'slowpoke' law is in effect

Updated: 07/30/2014 - With I-20 running through our area, Troopers say they've already pulled over more than a few 'slow pokes.' But, right now, the Slow Poke Law is so new, many drivers aren't even aware they're breaking any rules.

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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

Updated: 07/29/2014 - The study points to a disturbing trend: The share of Americans in collections has remained relatively constant, even as the country as a whole has whittled down the size of its credit card debt since the official end of the Great Recession in the middle of 2009.

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SC panel approves compromise on teaching evolution

Updated: 07/29/2014 - A six-member panel voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend the compromise to the full state Board of Education and Education Oversight Committee. Approval from both is needed for any change to education standards.

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Conference committee approves $17B VA health bill

Updated: 07/29/2014 - The measure includes $10 billion in emergency spending to help veterans who can't get prompt appointments with VA doctors to obtain outside care. It includes $5 billion to hire doctors, nurses and other medical staff and about $1.5 billion to lease 27 new clinics across the country.

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Unaccompanied youths enroll in Georgia schools

Immigration

Updated: 07/29/2014 - Caroline Woodason, the school system's assistant director for student support, said the children have relatives in the Dalton area and are staying with them.

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Dog trained to sniff out bed bugs

Updated: 07/29/2014 - She's man's best friend, but she's a bed bug's worst enemy. You've probably heard of drug dogs or cadaver dogs, but tonight we're introducing you to our area's first bed bug sniffing dog. Rosa the Beagle has a serious snout, and she's using it to keep you safe. Tonight News 12's Christie Ethridge got to see her in action.

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Local city named one of safest in state

Updated: 07/29/2014 - One of Georgia's fastest growing cities in one of the fastest growing counties is also home to one of the state's safest cities. Grovetown's low crime rate put the city in the top five most secure places to live in Georgia. News 12's Jorge Lopez is on your side with why homeowners say making the cut will help Grovetown grow even more.

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Man attacked while riding on popular bike trail

Updated: 07/29/2014 - A man was attacked and nearly sexually assaulted while riding his bike along a popular trail. He told deputies he was riding his bike when he tripped on a rope strung across the path, and three men attacked him

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