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Blacks Against Black Crimes founder's message lives on

Posted: 08/28/2006 - Barbara Thurmond was disturbed at black on black crime in the early 90's. It led her to form an organization to bring awareness to the problem...and despite her illness, she never left the fight.

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Copenhaver kicks off mayoral campaign with barbecue

Posted: 08/28/2006 - Augusta mayor Deke Copenhaver made it official today, announcing he'll run in November to keep his job for the next four years. The mayor held a barbecue this evening to kick off his campaign at Julian Smith Casino. We spoke with him there about his campaign plans.

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Augusta Mini Theatre gifted $1000

Posted: 08/28/2006 - Tau Gamma Delta sorority presented the Augusta Mini Theatre with a check for $1000 today after their annual fundraising campaign. The money will help keep the organization going, as arts funding from the city could be cut.

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Gas prices depend on many factors

Updated: 08/28/2006 - Gas prices can go up and down multiple times throughout the day. And lots of things, from the world economy to local demand, weather conditions, and even local taxes can affect how much you pay for gas.

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Keith Brown resigns

Updated: 08/28/2006 - The Augusta Commission now has a vacant seat to fill. Today, Keith Brown met with Mayor Copenhaver and resigned as District 4 interim commissioner.

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Man murdered in possible drug deal

Posted: 08/28/2006 - A man was found murdered in south Augusta Friday night, August 25. Curtis Howard, Jr., of Athens, was found in the back of a pick-up truck behind a vacant trailer on Horseshoe Road.

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Driver knocks down mailboxes, hits parked car

Posted: 08/28/2006 - Some people along Golden Camp Road in Augusta received a nasty delivery over the weekend. They say a car knocked down five of their mailboxes Friday night. The driver also hit a parked car.

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Beloved Augusta rabbi remembered, honored

Updated: 08/28/2006 - A local rabbi who devoted three decades to our community was remembered and honored in Augusta Sunday. Rabbi Maynard Hyman was buried earlier this month in Israel, but he led a synagogue off of Walton Way for thirty years.

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60 local women take handgun certification course

Updated: 08/28/2006 - Women seeking certification hit the range in Edgefield Saturday to fire off rounds and gain a feeling of power in their lives. Women with weapons...namely handguns. It is a growing trend nationwide, with some 17 million women owning some type of gun.

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Surge in theft of untraceable, valuable copper wire

Updated: 08/28/2006 - It may look like scrap metal to you and me, but to thieves, copper wire looks likes dollar signs. And it's difficult it is to trace stolen scraps. There are no bar codes or tracking numbers...just bare copper.

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Proposed Augusta budget eliminates Arts Council funding

Posted: 08/25/2006 - It's one of the easiest budgets to cut, but Augusta Arts Council Executive Director Brenda Durant says the city's funding is one-third of the council's operating costs and is vital to festivals like Arts in the Heart.

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No easy answer to abandoned building problem

Posted: 08/25/2006 - As News 12 reported Monday, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office says abandoned buildings can be hotspots for crime. Now we show you why holding the property owners accountable for securing the area is a challenge.

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Avondale Mills burglary suspect at large

Posted: 08/25/2006 - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office needs your help to find a man who they say fled from a burglary. Yesterday, deputies went to Avondale Mills responding to a burglary in progress...

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Woman arrested for several armed robberies

Posted: 08/25/2006 - 27-year-old Sandy Dawn Akin is accused of robbing the Family Dollar stores on Sand Bar Ferry Road and Broad Street, along with a convenience store in Harrisburg.

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Live grenade found in dumpster

Posted: 08/25/2006 - It's the last thing you'd expect to find in a dumpster: a live grenade that's used strictly by the Army. So how did it wind up in an Augusta storage unit?

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Board of Elections hears Mason's case against Brown

Updated: 08/24/2006 - Keith Brown and Alvin Mason sat face to face in the Augusta Commission chamber along with their attorneys, prepared to prove their case before the Board of Elections.

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Richmond Co. BOE discusses SPLOST projects

Updated: 08/24/2006 - The Richmond County Board of Education has their thoughts on your pennies, and the SPLOST projects were the topic of their 5 o'clock meeting today.

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Columbia County remains identified

Posted: 08/24/2006 - It will be at least three weeks before investigators find out how a missing man's body ended up on Hamilton Road in Columbia County. Dental records helped identify the body as 42-year-old Stephen Inglett.

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Biofuel company coming to Augusta

Posted: 08/24/2006 - Augusta will have the chance to become a leader in the biofuels industry. Coastal Xethanol announced that they are purchasing the former Pfizer plant.

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New factory to open in Warrenton

Posted: 08/24/2006 - Gov. Perdue has announced that Plastic Tubing Industries will set up shop in Warrenton. The new factory will create 30 new jobs. It will also help the local economy by investing $11 million.

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Police say more lighting can deter late night robberies

Posted: 08/24/2006 - With three armed robberies in two days, it seems that Richmond County's convenience stores and restaurants look like easy targets for thieves. But investigators say there are ways store owners can deter crime like this.

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