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Family mourning after Swainsboro man shot to death

A Swainsboro man was found dead outside his home. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/03/2013 - It's a death that has law enforcement shocked as police in Swainsboro investigate their first homicide of the year. As News 12's Christie Ethridge reports, in a town of just 7,000 people, the loss of one can be felt throughout the whole community.

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2 wanted for wallet theft, fraudulent use of credit card

Suspects in a Columbia County theft (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 01/02/2013 - The victim said she left her purse unattended in her shopping cart. When she returned to the cart, she noticed her wallet was missing. These cards were later used at the Target in Evans by the suspects in the photo.

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UPDATE: Swainsboro man found dead at home

Nathanial Johnson was found dead at his home in Swainsboro. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/03/2013 - Swainsboro Police Chief Randy Ellison confirmed the body of 55-year-old Nathaniel Johnson was found at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home on Mabel Avenue.

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Robbers tell clerk, customers to 'Pull your pants off!'

Three men wearing scarves held customers and employees at a local convenience store at gunpoint. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/02/2013 - Three men wearing scarves around their faces entered JR's Stop and Shop on MLK Boulevard Saturday around 8:30 p.m. A man who was in the store when it happened told News 12 all seven victims did as they were told.

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UPDATE: New Year's club shooting leaves 1 dead

A shooting at Club Fiesco in Augusta left one dead. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/02/2013 - Investigators are having a hard time solving Richmond County's first murder of the year. The shooting happened Tuesday morning at Club Fiesco on Peach Orchard Road.

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UPDATE: Victim identified in New Year's club shooting

A shooting at Club Fiesco in Augusta left one dead. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/02/2013 - We're only a couple of hours into 2013 and Richmond County investigators have already found themselves working the first murder of the new year. Edward Yancey was shot and killed in Augusta.

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UPDATE: Officers charge Aiken man for New Year's murder

Jamar White (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/02/2013 - Investigators in Aiken say they don't have any leads in solving Aiken County’s first murder of the year. Early Tuesday morning, 22-year-old Joseph Brown died at the hospital from his injuries.

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News 12's Year in Review

News 12's Year in Review (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/01/2013 - The new year is just hours away, but before we look forward to 2013, let's take a look back. News 12's Laura Warren has a look at the top stories of 2012.

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News 12 counts down the top 10 Web stories of 2012

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Updated: 12/31/2012 - From reporting on issues you care about to providing you with all of the up-to-date weather information you need for your day, we've had a lot of content on our website this past year.

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UPDATE: 1 dead, 1 in hospital after attempted robbery

Investigators on the scene of a fatal shooting on 1st Avenue. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/03/2013 - Deputies say 18-year-old Dontavis Payne and 18-year-old Trezmaine Jessie Williams allegedly tried to rob 30-year-old Marcus Gainey at gunpoint. They say Gainey then shot in self-defense.

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SLED probing defacement of SC agency website

Posted: 12/28/2012 - State police are investigating the defacement of a S.C. state agency website. The Department of Employment and Workforce said Thursday that the agency was also discontinuing the use of certain software.

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UPDATE: Missing 5-year-old Ga. boy found

Missing person

Posted: 12/28/2012 - A Levi's Call was issued for Ivan Montesinos III on Friday morning out of Habersham County. CBS Atlanta says the boy is OK and was returned to his mother.

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Ga. had 2nd-highest number of officer deaths in 2012

Updated: 12/27/2012 - The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund says 127 federal, state and local officers have died so far this year on the job. There were 165 deaths last year and 154 in 2010.

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Levi's Call issued for 2 boys out of Roswell, Ga.

Missing boys from Roswell, Ga. (Photo from CBS Atlanta)

Updated: 12/27/2012 - Ben Cleary, 9, and Henry Cleary, 7, were last seen on Crab Orchard Way. They are believed to be inside a 2002 silver Jeep Grand Cherokee with temporary tag #10742627 traveling westbound on Interstate 40.

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Thousands missing from local HOA

Updated: 01/03/2013 - Tom Gorta, president of the Stratford HOA in Evans, contacted the Columbia County Sheriff's Office after realizing the money was missing last Monday.

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Arson suspected in fatal Windsor fire

Fatal Fire

Updated: 12/27/2012 - A man was found dead in his mobile home after a fire on Friday afternoon. Firefighters were called to the mobile home on Charlie’s Loop at about 1:45 p.m.

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Aiken plans program that could drastically reduce violent crime

Updated: 12/27/2012 - On this day in 2011, Officer Scott Richardson was gunned down in the line of duty. Then, a month later, it happened again to Corporal Sandy Rogers. As the community tries to move on, Aiken Public Safety is moving forward with some changes of its own. We travel with them to North Carolina to see how a program there could help reduce violence here.

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Arrest made in fatal shooting on Amsterdam Drive

Verdre Scott (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 12/20/2012 - Verdre Lamont Scott, 16, was arrested Thursday morning and has been charged with felony murder. Scott will be charged as an adult. Martez Davis, 16, was found dead at the scene on the 2300 block of Amsterdam Drive.

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Man accused in double fatal accident granted bond

William Shores was granted bond Thursday morning. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 12/20/2012 - The bond for William Shores was set at $30,000 in court on Thursday -- $15,000 for each count. If he makes bond, he is not allowed to contact any friends of the victims or the victims' family members.

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