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Aiken County deputy dies after being struck by vehicle

Updated: 12/11/2006 - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of one of their own...a deputy who died while directing traffic. 29-year-old Sgt. Jason Sheppard was one of several officers who responded to an industrial fire off US-1.

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More civil rights groups opening offices in Augusta

Posted: 12/08/2006 - The NAACP has been the big voice for civil rights in Augusta for years. Now several other groups are forming. News 12's Jonathan Martin spoke with leaders of the new civil rights groups about their purpose and plans.

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Augusta mother, boyfriend arrested for child abuse

Posted: 12/08/2006 - Child abuse is one of Augusta's most underreported crimes. One recent case is especially cruel: brother and sister, two and three years old, beat up and badly bruised. Investigators say this is nothing new.

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News 12 This Morning Local Update - December 8, 2006

Posted: 12/08/2006 - Brief power outage in downtown Aiken; jury undecided in lounge shooting; Task Force Lightning ships out; DMV database temporarily down; mother, boyfriend arrested for child cruelty; smoke seen in Aiken industrial building; more.

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Fire at industrial building near Aiken airport

Posted: 12/07/2006 - Crews were responding to a fire at BAE Systems on Windham Boulevard in Aiken near the airport Thursday evening. The road was blocked off. An Aiken County deputy was hit by a car while directing traffic. A helicopter was called to the scene.

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Pearl Harbor attack seen through the eyes of a child

Posted: 12/07/2006 - We've all heard the stories of the heroic men and women who were caught off guard that infamous day. Now, we hear the story told through a child's eyes. Perry Smith was only 6 years old when the Japanese planes attacked.

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McCormick bank robbed

Posted: 12/07/2006 - A Regions bank in McCormick, SC has been robbed. A man entered the bank at 2:45, armed with a handgun. He demanded money and left with an undisclosed amount. Police are still looking for him.

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Man banned from Augusta Mall for using cell phone

Updated: 12/07/2006 - News 12 has received more complaints of harassment by security at the Augusta Mall. A father of three says he's been banned from the mall for three months, just because he was using his cell phone in the wrong place.

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Donations requested in search for missing Allendale teen

Posted: 12/07/2006 - 17-year-old Erica Bradley has been missing for more than a month. Now her family and friends are asking for donations for a missing persons fund established to offer a reward for information in this case.

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News 12 This Morning Local Update - December 7, 2006

Posted: 12/07/2006 - Early morning shootings; July gas station shootout caught on tape; Warren County deputy out on bond; escaped prisoner recaptured; Columbia County men arrested in Louisiana; free morning-after pills; new traffic signal; Paine College president retiring.

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Paine president retiring

Posted: 12/07/2006 - Dr. Shirley A. R. Lewis announced this afternoon that she's stepping down as president of Paine College. She's been the president since 1994, and is Paine's first female president.

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Roper looks forward to shift from attorney to judge

Updated: 12/06/2006 - If you were surprised by the turnout for the superior court judge's race, you are not alone. David Roper says he expected to win, but not by such a big margin. He has some high goals, and he understands the power of the post.

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Buccafusco hopes to give board members, parents a voice

Posted: 12/06/2006 - Columbia County school board chairman-elect Regina Buccafusco says she plans to give every board member a voice. She wants to group them together with other faculty on committees for projects.

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Hundreds turn out for gang seminar in Aiken

Updated: 12/06/2006 - It's widely known that gangs are a big problem in Richmond County, but what about in Aiken? The Aiken NAACP hosted a seminar for the community, offering information about gangs and what signs to look for.

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News 12 This Morning Local Update - December 6, 2006

Posted: 12/06/2006 - Deputy accused of raping inmate; Roper defeats Williams for superior court judgeship; Cain defeats Hasan for BOE Super District 9; Salvation Army Kettle Campaign; Fury's Ferry lane closure.

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Deputy arrested in rape investigation

Updated: 12/06/2006 - After months of uncertainty in an ongoing investigation, Warren County Deputy Dewayne Wood now faces charges for sexually assaulting an inmate back in Augusta.

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Hasan, Cain out for last-minute campaigning

Updated: 06/18/2007 - Last month, neither A.K. Hasan nor Venus Cain received the majority vote for school board Super District 9. The question remains which will win over voters in today's runoff: the good-humored grandmother or the prominent politician.

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Superior court judge candidates' signs stolen

Updated: 06/18/2007 - It's been an aggressive campaign for both men in the race for superior court judge, one that has played out in the media and Augusta's street corners. The highly publicized competition heated up again just in time for today's big decision.

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3 commissioners head to Reno for convention

Updated: 12/05/2006 - They've taken trips to Hawaii and Chicago, and now some Augusta commissioners are headed to another convention in Reno, Nevada. But after big budget cuts, other commissioners say it's not right.

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