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New Ellenton water shortage prompts fire disaster plan

Posted: 09/05/2006 - In Aiken County, part of the New Ellenton water supply is depleting so quickly that there might not be enough to put out fires. Two of the three Talatha Water District wells aren't working.

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On Labor Day, one family gives thanks for work

Updated: 01/11/2007 - Labor Day. It's a national holiday to celebrate workers across America. One local family tells News 12 they are celebrating they have a job at all.

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McDuffie County teen killed in ATV accident

Posted: 09/05/2006 - This Labor Day had a traumatic start for one McDuffie County family. 17-year-old high school senior Amber Hinton was killed in an ATV accident just after midnight.

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Jackson man in critical condition after shooting

Posted: 09/05/2006 - A manhunt continues tonight in Aiken County. 22-year old Derrick Valentine was shot in his Jackson home, and the suspect, considered armed and dangerous, is still on the loose.

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Thomson man killed in hit and run

Posted: 09/05/2006 - A mother mourns the loss of her son while Georgia State Patrol continues searching for a suspect in a late night hit and run in McDuffie County. An early morning accident took the life of 41-year old Michael Adams of Thomson, and his family wants answers.

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Augusta mayoral candidate Few faces residency questions

Posted: 09/05/2006 - A mayoral candidate comes under fire after questions over his residency. His eligibility rides on him having lived in Richmond County for at least one year. Where does Ronnie Few call home?

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Few faces residency questions in mayoral race

Posted: 09/01/2006 - Qualifying has just ended in Richmond County for November's race for mayor. There are four candidates in the running. But one candidate's paperwork may not be in order.

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Commission looks at candidates to replace Keith Brown

Posted: 09/01/2006 - There's still a vacant seat on the Augusta Commission after the resignation of Keith Brown last week, but city leaders are expected to appoint a new District 4 commissioner at their next meeting.

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Bullet hole found in Larke's conference room window

Posted: 09/01/2006 - A bullet hole was discovered in Richmond County school superintendent Dr. Charles Larke's conference room window shortly after 9 o'clock this morning, and investigators say they have no leads.

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Augusta remembers an angel: Barbara Thurmond

Updated: 09/01/2006 - Today, family, friends, and city leaders paid their last respects to a woman who spent much of her life fighting black on black crime and challenged the community to stand up.

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Low lake levels mean trouble for boaters

Posted: 09/01/2006 - Heading to the lake is a Labor Day tradition for many...but low levels can mean trouble for boaters. Lake Thurmond holds hundreds of billions of gallons of water, but right now, it's only about 60 percent full.

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Israeli consulate employee jailed in Columbia County

Posted: 09/01/2006 - 37-year old Yosef Ofri was arrested this morning. He works as a security officer with Atlanta's Israeli consulate-general. He's charged with sending sexually explicit photographs to a local, undercover officer online.

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September 1 Local Update

Posted: 09/01/2006 - The DA will go before a judge today in the Lottie Kain case. Last year, Lottie Kain was accused of two counts of felony cruelty to children after her two small children drowned in a nearby pond...

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Former school board member says advances on paychecks common

Posted: 08/31/2006 - Some Richmond County board members say they didn't know anything about loans to employees, but a former school board member disputes that. He says board members not only know about it, but some of them requested advances as well.

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Greenbrier schools not affected by water main break

Updated: 08/31/2006 - Repairs are complete to a water main in the Greenbrier school district in Columbia County. A line was broken earlier this afternoon. It was not necessary to shut off water at the three schools, Greenbrier Elementary, Middle, and High.

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North Augusta murder suspect back in Aiken

Posted: 08/31/2006 - An Augusta man arrested in New York City is back in Aiken, where he's facing murder charges. 24-year-old Hison Noble is accused of killing Robert Watson.

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NEW! News 12 This Morning Local Update

Posted: 08/31/2006 - Two people are in custody this morning after a driver failed to stop at a traffic light in North Augusta. Now public safety officers are looking for a third person... (what's this?)

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Larke under fire for "no interest loans" to employees

Updated: 08/31/2006 - Richmond County school superintendent Dr. Charles Larke is coming under fire for writing hundreds of thousands of dollars in advance salary checks to help employees who requested salary advances.

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MCG to stop providing non-emergency Medicaid care

Updated: 01/11/2007 - Augusta's largest Medicaid provider may be cutting off patients starting Friday. MCG officials are currently negotiating a contract with managed care companies and have been unable to reach an agreement.

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