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Aiken School Board updated on Common Core

Updated: 10/14/2014 - Panels of teachers were selected to participate during this school year to sit on panels to create the new set of standards. They will look at current and past curriculum as well as other state’s strategies to create the curriculum.

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SC State still owes $6.5M on unpaid bills

Posted: 10/14/2014 - He says the university has cut $5 million by laying off more than 100 employees and plans for other staff to take a seven-day furlough.

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Judge may hold hearing over SC same-sex marriage

Posted: 10/14/2014 - That case is advancing again after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear an appeal of a ruling allowing same-sex marriage in Virginia by a federal appeals court with jurisdiction over South Carolina.

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Major I-20 & I-16 projects announced

Updated: 10/14/2014 - More than 42 miles of I-20 in Greene, Taliaferro, Warren and McDuffie counties will have its concrete driving surface repaired or replaced in an $8.9 million project.

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Students pilot new technology program

Posted: 10/14/2014 - Students at Merriwether Middle School are putting down the paper and pencils while they kick off a new technological program.

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Women speak out about years of alleged abuse

Updated: 10/14/2014 - After 11 years as the president of the Augusta chapter, the organization has removed Smith from office and revoked his membership, all after accusations of sexual abuse resurface. News 12's Christie Ethridge sat down with two of the alleged victims who, after years of silence, are speaking out in the hopes their story can help someone else.

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City of Augusta gets new animal ordinance

Updated: 10/13/2014 - Animal rescue groups are not happy with the number of dogs and cats put to sleep in Augusta. They say the city is still not getting it right when it comes to changing the 40-year-old animal ordinances. News 12 spoke to one group who says requiring spay/neuter laws won't change the kill rate and could cost a lot of money.

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Former VP of Paine College suing for wrongful termination

Updated: 10/13/2014 - A Paine College official speaking on the condition of anonymity confirms Vice President of Institutional Advancement Brandon Brown and Tina Bradley, wife of former President Dr. George Bradley, are no longer employed by the college.

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ACSO: Deputy fired for allegedly loaning ID to minor

Aiken County Sheriff's Office

Updated: 10/13/2014 - Deputy Christopher Salley was terminated on Sept. 22, the Sheriff's Office said. Salley is also involved in the shooting that killed a woman with a gun on Andrews Circle in June.

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Early voting begins in Georgia's high-stakes races

Posted: 10/13/2014 - A lawsuit filed Friday asks a judge to force Secretary of State Brian Kemp and election officials in five counties to promptly review voter registrations before Election Day on Nov. 4. The suit says more than 40,000 people who participated in a registration drive are missing from state voter rolls.

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