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"Dreamgirls" star, Augusta native says success a journey

Updated: 12/27/2006 - We all know it's one of the biggest movies of the year...but did you know one of the stars of "Dreamgirls" calls Augusta home? News 12's Jonathan Martin found out about Keith Robinson's trip to Hollywood.

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Mourners pay their respects at James Brown statue

Updated: 08/16/2010 - People came out to the James Brown Statue all day on Christmas to pay their respects, bringing flowers, notes, and even a scarf that reads "Godfather of Soul".

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Thomson woman celebrates 125th birthday

Updated: 08/16/2010 - Most of us look forward to Christmas Eve all year...but the celebration didn't end there for one Thomson woman. Alberta Davis celebrated her 125th birthday on that day.

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James Brown: Legend, believer, Augusta son

Updated: 01/09/2007 - It's a long way from Augusta to the Kennedy Center, to Carnegie Hall, to Paris, London, Japan. James Brown covered a lot of miles in his career, but he was always quick to tell you his heart belonged to Augusta.

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James Brown dead at 73

Updated: 01/09/2007 - Soul legend James Brown is dead. The agent for the singer says Brown died early Monday morning at a hospital in Atlanta. He was admitted Sunday, suffering from pneumonia.

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Family Safety Alert: Protect Your Home for the Holidays

Updated: 08/16/2010 - It seems everyone is rushing around right now, trying to get everything ready for Christmas. In that holiday rush, many people forget to take simple steps to protect their homes and the gifts inside.

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Head-on collision kills four

Updated: 01/09/2007 - More than a thousand die every year on Georgia roads. Many of these accidents happen around the holidays. One recent example cost four lives less than a week before Christmas.

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Brown's generosity inspires others to give

Updated: 08/16/2010 - The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, played Santa Claus today for his annual toy giveaway at the Imperial Theater. It's a tradition the Godfather has continued for 15 years, and it's inspiring others.

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Underage driver charged in accident

Updated: 12/22/2006 - The driver of a Pontiac Grand Am that lost control of his car early this morning has now been charged. He is accused of failure to maintain a lane, and violation of a limited permit.

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James Brown talks about toy giveaway

Updated: 12/26/2006 - News 12's Jonathan Martin spoke with James Brown today about his annual toy giveaway. The Godfather took the opportunity to thank everyone who helped with the giveaway and to wish our soldiers a Merry Christmas.

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Man robbed on way to work in seemingly planned assault

Posted: 12/22/2006 - An employee at Augusta Recycling still shaken up after being robbed and assaulted Wednesday morning. The suspect is still on the loose and the victim's co-workers need your help identifying the robber.

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Local Update - December 22, 2006

Posted: 12/22/2006 - 2 injured in single-car accident; car crashes into woods on I-20; man assaulted, robbed on way to work; toxic chemicals in Hyde Park; Pat Jones' legacy; James Brown's toy giveaway; last day for Express Mail for Christmas.

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New study says toxic materials in Hyde Park soil

Updated: 08/16/2010 - Imagine your home, the yard where your kids play, sitting on contaminated ground. That's what people in Hyde Park say they've dealt with for years. City leaders are now involved and looking harder for answers.

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Augusta Youth Center will pursue founder's vision

Updated: 12/21/2006 - Since it was founded in 1984, more than 2000 children have passed through the Augusta Youth Center. Now, after the founder's death, the interim director says not to worry: the Augusta Youth Center will continue Pat Jones' legacy.

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New playground latest improvement to Pendleton King Park

Updated: 08/16/2010 - The Junior League of Augusta has been making strides to improve Pendleton King Park. Over the years, the park has lost a lot of visitors due to an increase in crime...but now folks are looking forward to a new beginning.

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Local Update - December 21, 2006

Posted: 12/21/2006 - Two accidents on Bobby Jones; Augusta home robbed; GBI to investigate land deal near proposed drag strip; deputies searching for Family Dollar robber; bank robber still on the loose; more.

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1 dead in accident near Windsor

Updated: 12/21/2006 - One person has been confirmed dead in an accident on Highway 78 just outside Windsor. 69-year-old Ernestine Harriott of Blackville was killed when she swerved into another lane and hit a truck hauling a mobile home.

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Sheriff Strength: "I'm not going anywhere"

Posted: 12/20/2006 - As sheriff, Ronnie Strength says he expects to have critics...and there were plenty of them when he was quoted in the paper saying he couldn't wait to get out. He talked with News 12 to set the record straight.

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Special Assignment: Santa Claus, Georgia

Updated: 08/16/2010 - Take a drive through any neighborhood and you'll see the man in red. He's on lawns and porches and even inside stores. But one city is not only decorated with Santas...it's named after him.

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Fallen Aiken Marine put to rest

Updated: 12/20/2006 - It has been a somber day for many people in Aiken. Today, a Marine killed in the line of duty was laid to rest. Cpl. Matthew Dillon's family, friends, and fellow Marines gathered for the goodbye.

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Augusta Youth Center director passes away

Updated: 12/20/2006 - News 12 has learned that Pat Jones, director emeritus of the Augusta Youth Center, has passed away. Jones was well-known throughout the Augusta community for her work on the behalf of underprivileged children.

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