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SC suing Department of Energy over MOX suspension

Updated: 03/18/2014 - It could be a major economic blow for our area. Just weeks ago, the president's budget suspended a huge Savannah River Site project. But now, the State of South Carolina is fighting back. State leaders are suing the federal government to save the thousands of jobs the MOX project will create.

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Aiken water bills could soon see an increase

Updated: 03/12/2014 - If you live in Aiken, you might notice bigger water bills soon. That's because city council could hike the price you pay each month. News 12's Chad Mills is On Your Side with what your bigger bill will look like.

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Gov. Haley addresses suspension of MOX, possible lay-offs

Updated: 03/05/2014 - We're continuing to learn more about what President Obama's budget could mean for our area. In particular, we're learning how it could even terminate a crucial project at Savannah River Site. News 12's Chad Mills talked to the governor to find out more.

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Pres. Obama's budget suspends MOX project

Updated: 03/04/2014 - It's potentially bad news for Savannah River Site. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama released his budget. The budget calls for placing the Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility at SRS on "cold stand-by."

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Ambulance squad in hot water over 'gun store' location

Updated: 01/23/2014 - Additionally, we've learned the company has not paid taxes for the last 3 years in Aiken County, meaning it might not be operating legally. On top of that, some county leaders say something else News 12's Chad Mills found Wednesday could be a case of fraud.

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News 12 Special Assignment: Are you getting what you paid for?

Updated: 03/21/2014 - Here's some food for thought: the average American eats 86.3 pounds of chicken every single year. That number isn't per family. According to the National Chicken Council, that number is per person. That's a lot of poultry, and if you think about it, that's a lot of your money, so what we found might ruffle your feathers a bit.

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Gas tax could be hiked to benefit S.C. roads and bridges

Gas Prices

Updated: 09/29/2013 - South Carolina has the second lowest gas tax in the nation. Lawmakers haven't voted to raise it in 26 years. But now, a bill at the Statehouse might do just that, and as News 12's Chad Mills found out, that hike could spark fierce debate.

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Group needs $2.9 million in donations for 3 Aiken museums

Updated: 09/26/2013 - As North Augusta builds Project Jackson, Aiken has its own plan. Three museums are on the horizon for Downtown Aiken. Right now, a new group just needs some help. It's trying to raise almost $3 million.

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More officers, surveillance cameras in the works for Project Jackson

Posted: 09/20/2013 - Project Jackson has cleared some big hurdles. But now, we're learning more about how they'll make the possible new development more secure, and that crime-fighting plan includes some cutting-edge technology. News 12's Chad Mills is finding out more.

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Airport hopes grants could lead to more airlines

Posted: 09/03/2013 - If you build it, they will come. At least, that's the hope for getting new airlines at Augusta Regional. The airport recently received two grants totaling more than a million dollars to update their Master Plan project. As News 12's Christie Ethridge reports, it's to help the facility that's more than doubled in growth. In their eyes, there's nowhere to go but up.

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New downtown hotel could help the area

Holiday Inn Express Augusta

Posted: 08/27/2013 - Downtown business owners are hoping the construction of a new hotel will continue to help change the image of the area. The Holiday Inn Express is set to open Masters Week next year.

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Augusta's unemployment rate decreases

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Posted: 08/22/2013 - Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 8.8 percent, up from 8.5 percent in June. The rate was 9.1 percent in July a year ago.

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Unique small business incubator coming to Downtown Aiken

Updated: 08/21/2013 - The state of the Aiken County community is strong, so says the Greater Aiken Chamber's President. On Wednesday, chamber members gathered in the USC Aiken Convocation Center to get an update about big projects in the county.

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Councilman: Stop work on county complex until more diversity present

artist's rendering

Updated: 08/16/2013 - Construction for the brand new Aiken County complex is right on schedule, but now, one county councilman is calling for it to stop. Willar Hightower says certain subcontractors are being ignored when it comes to getting a piece of the construction pie.

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Movie theater, Cabela's coming to Village at Riverwatch

Commission seal

Updated: 07/25/2013 - The outdoor retailer Cabela's has announced it will be opening its first Georgia store at the Village at Riverwatch shopping center. The Georgia Theatre Company will be opening up a new multimillion-dollar theater.

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