News 12 This Morning Local Update - November 3, 2006

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More new jobs to Augusta

It's another good day for the job market in Augusta, with the announcement of more jobs on the way.

The Augusta Tissue plant near the airport is expanding, bringing 80 new jobs to our area.

Mayor Copenhaver joined Augusta Tissue's CEO as he announced some big expansion plans Thursday morning. The expansion project will take a year, but the company is looking to hire now.

We spoke with CEO Jim Gustin about who they're looking for.

"We prefer you to have no experience, because then we don't have to correct your mistakes, so we train you the way we want you to do it," he said.

The new jobs will pay between $8 and $20 an hour depending on skill. The jobs range from forklift drivers to office jobs.

You can learn more here.

And you can now submit your resume for those jobs announced last week from ADP. Click here.

Wagener man shot by brothers-in-law

A man is in the hospital and his two brothers-in-law are in jail after a shooting in Wagener.

David smith, Jr. is in critical condition at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has charged 26-year-old Richard Miller and 20-year-old Rumelro Miller with assault and battery with intent to kill, possession of a gun during a crime, and discharging a firearm into a dwelling.

Early voting ends today

Today is the last day to get in your early vote for the election coming up Tuesday.

More than four thousand people took advantage of early voting in Augusta in the first three days.

The municipal building and the Warren Road and Henry Brigham community centers all open to vote in Richmond County from 8:30 this morning to 6 o'clock in the evening.

In Columbia County, you can vote starting at 8 o'clock until 6 at Patriots Park, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, or the main library.

We want you right here next Tuesday night for all the election results and reaction from the candidates.

Up-to-date election results will be available here at

Columbia County Fair

Fair fun moves to Columbia County now.

Thursday was opening night at the Columbia County Fairgrounds, with fun rides, good food, and lots of games and prizes.

The fun continues tonight with the human cannonball and a live performance by R&B group Brown Sugar.

The fair starts at 5 o'clock and ends at midnight.

Admission is $5 and it runs until next Saturday.

Coming Up

The uncomfortable cold season is here, and that means bundle up...and exercise?

Monday, why you need to stay fit to prevent from getting sick this time of year.

That's on News 12 This Morning starting at 5:30 a.m.

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