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Amy Walden to be sentenced June 5

Posted: 04/28/2006 - The life sentence is automatic. But Amy Walden will hear the words from the judge June 5. She was convicted in Waynesboro April 14 for killing her husband in 2004 and leaving his body in their home with their children for days.

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Colclough leaves Augusta Commission

Updated: 01/10/2007 - Friday, April 28, Augusta commissioner Richard Colclough officially gave up his seat in order to run for State House District 122. That leaves a vacancy in the Augusta Commission for District 4.

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Suspect sought in car chase; no arrests yet

Posted: 04/28/2006 - Richmond County deputies think they know the identity of one of the suspects in a car chase that happened on Wednesday, but no arrests have been made yet.

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Williamson pleads guilty, is sentenced to 5 years

Updated: 06/21/2006 - An Aiken County pastor who molested a child in his congregation is sentenced to jail time. The former pastor of Remnant Ministries in North Augusta, Brooks Williamson, pleaded guilty to his charges.

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Accused killer arrested in Beech Island

Posted: 04/28/2006 - Neighbors of a man shot and killed are asking for more police presence on their street, as the search for a killer comes to an end in Beech Island. Robert Poole of Beech Island was killed Thursday, April 27. The gunman, investigators say, was 31-year-old Lee Freeman of Augusta.

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Special Assignment: The Price of Education

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Every child in Richmond County public school, from kindergarten to 3rd grade, is using Voyager Learning System to learn to read. Laurie Ott investigates the success rate of the system, its cost to taxpayers, and the questionable circumstances surrounding its adoption.

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Special Assignment: Gone in 60 Seconds

Updated: 02/01/2007 - It happens dozens of times an hour. Auto theft. Across the country, one car or truck is stolen every 24 seconds. One Augusta woman found out auto theft can happen anywhere, anytime.

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FBI believes string of bank robberies related

Posted: 04/27/2006 - The FBI is looking for two bank robbers considered armed and dangerous. Authorities say the men robbed two Columbia County banks at gunpoint the morning of April 27, and they're connecting them to other bank robberies in the previous two weeks.

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Rising gas prices lead to rising drive-offs

Posted: 04/27/2006 - Gas prices may soon be going up again. Gas station managers say they are losing money because too many people are driving off without paying.

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No yearbooks for Laney High students

Posted: 04/27/2006 - High school seniors walk away with many memories, some of those memories filed away in a yearbook. But this year, Laney High School is not ordering yearbooks. News 12 has learned the book is just not in demand.

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Lee Muns moving on

Updated: 07/12/2006 - The final Columbia County School Board meeting of 2004 is tonight. And it marks the end of a four-year term for one board member.

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Former top educator Linda Schrenko fined

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Former Georgia State School Superintendent Linda Schrenko has been fined $5,000 and forced to account for thousands of dollars in missing campaign money.

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Schrenko charged

Updated: 04/27/2007 - Linda Schrenko, Merle Temple and an Atlanta businessman all pled not guilty on Monday before a federal magistrate in Atlanta, and all three are out on bond.

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Evans man indicted on fraud, money laundering

Posted: 04/27/2006 - An Evans man has been indicted after an FBI investigation. 48-year-old Johnny Lee Hollis, Jr. faces 46 counts of mail fraud, 26 counts of wire fraud, and 31 counts of money laundering.

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Grovetown teen missing

Posted: 04/27/2006 - The Grovetown Department of Public Safety needs your help to find a missing teenager. 17-year-old Deanna Urgell was last seen on Monday, April 24.

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Augustans choose hybrids to save gas

Posted: 04/27/2006 - The steady price climb has people looking to find ways to cut costs. One solution? Hybrid cars. They're so popular, some local dealerships don't have any on their lots.

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Schrenko jury selected

Updated: 02/01/2007 - We now know the makeup of the Linda Schrenko jury. The former Georgia state school superintendent is facing dozens of charges that she stole federal education money and put it into her failed campaign for governor.

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Maintenance, less aggressive driving keys to saving gas

Posted: 04/26/2006 - Gas prices are down a little today, but they're still putting a pinch on people's wallets. Today, gas prices around town are averaging about $2.85 a gallon. News 12 is On Your Side with some ways to get the most of your money at the pump.

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Children recovered from filthy Aiken home

Posted: 04/26/2006 - Eight children have been removed from an Aiken home after officers say they found them living in filthy conditions. Officers investigated a Hampton Avenue home after finding a 2 to 3 year old child playing in the road.

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Aiken County fire damages two businesses

Posted: 04/26/2006 - A fire at Carolina Woodcrafters on Belvedere-Clearwater Road on April 26 damaged some machinery and scrap lumber at that business. It also caused minor smoke damage to the business next door, according to the Belvedere-Clearwater Fire Department.

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Edgefield County man allegedly strikes daughter's softball coach

Posted: 04/26/2006 - A father is not allowed back on the property of his daughter's school after allegations that he hit his daughter's softball coach in the face. It's supposed to be competitive fun, but according to an incident report, one parent is accused of throwing the wrong type of pitch.

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Car chase in Richmond and Burke counties

Posted: 04/26/2006 - Two men are still on the loose after a multi-city car chase. News 12 was on scene shooting another story when we noticed this chase. It's a story you'll see Only on 12.

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Perdue signs tougher sexual predator legislation

Updated: 06/21/2006 - Today Georgia governor Sonny Perdue signed a bill that tightens the law for sexual predators. House Bill 1059 allows for a minimum 25 year sentence, with no parole and probation for life.

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