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Dozens of new laws to go into effect in Georgia

Posted: 06/29/2006 - Dozen of new Georgia state laws go into effect after this weekend. They range from taking lottery winnings to pay back child support to new sex offender laws. Here's a look at some of the new laws...

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150 Georgia National Guardsmen sent to Mexican border

Posted: 06/29/2006 - Governor Sonny Perdue has announced 150 Georgia National Guardsmen are going to the Mexican border. They're volunteering for the duty in New Mexico, which could last several months.

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Brothers busted for stealing sheriff's gun

Posted: 06/29/2006 - You don't tug on Superman's cape. You don't spit into the wind. And in Aiken County, you don't steal the sheriff's gun from his Ford Explorer...

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Departments scramble to meet two-week budget cut deadline

Posted: 06/28/2006 - With this $5 million deficit, lots of city workers are on edge right now, not knowing if their job is going to be on the list of budget cuts. But as some department heads tell News 12 these cuts could affect many more of you.

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Augusta Salvation Army needs donations

Posted: 06/28/2006 - Donations can't come soon enough for the Salvation Army. It's only June and the center says their resources for the entire year are so depleted that they are now in a crisis.

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Study: there's no safe amount of second-hand smoke

Posted: 06/28/2006 - Lighting up kills tens of thousands of non-smokers every year, according to a surgeon general's study released Tuesday, June 27. The main point in the study is that there's no safe amount of second-hand smoke.

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Furniture store fire ruled accidental

Posted: 06/28/2006 - We now know what caused a fire at a furniture store on Peach Orchard Road. The fire happened a week ago at Furniture Doctor Restoration.

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Man wanted on weapons offenses at large

Posted: 06/28/2006 - Columbia County deputies need your help to find 42-year-old Stephen Lee Inglett. Inglett is wanted by the US Marshals on weapons offenses.

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Rewards offered for information in Grimes murder

Posted: 06/28/2006 - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office announced that a $1000 reward is being offered for information in the murder case of John Grimes. Grimes was shot and killed while riding a bicycle over the weekend at 12th Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

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Registered sex offender arrested in burglary

Posted: 06/28/2006 - Aiken deputies have arrested a registered sex offender after a burglary on Banks Mill Road. Chad Black is charged with burglary in the first degree. He's being held at the Aiken County jail.

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Vehicle goes off highway into river; man dead

Posted: 06/28/2006 - A Barnwell man has died after his Jeep Liberty ran off the highway and into the Little Salkehatchie River. Thirty-year-old Darrick Alexander Williams was on South Carolina Highway 70 June 27 when his Jeep ran off the left side of the road and into the river.

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Laptop with Augusta employees' personal information stolen

Posted: 06/27/2006 - Augusta employees are upset tonight. All have received a letter saying their identities may have been stolen. Roughly 2700 Augusta employees are learning that a laptop containing their personal information has been missing for three months.

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Avondale workers seek out new jobs at career fair

Posted: 06/27/2006 - Hundreds of former textile workers spent the day looking for a new career. All are losing their jobs at Avondale Mills, in part because of last year's deadly train wreck. Today the first day of a company sponsored job fair for employees.

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Coroner: Jackson sought to hide pregnancy from parents

Posted: 06/27/2006 - Officers arrested 22-year-old Tomecca Jackson on Saturday, June 24 at her home at 502 Frances Street in North Augusta. Her pregnancy was a secret the coroner says Jackson was trying to hide from the last people she'd want to find out about it: her parents.

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John Pike to serve as teacher, not principal, next school year

Posted: 06/26/2006 - Greenbrier Elementary principal John Pike has been demoted to a teacher. Pike and his lawyer appeared before the Columbia County school board in a public hearing Monday, June 26. Superintendent Tommy Price and his attorney brought forth charges...

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Riverwalk patrons worried about crime increase

Updated: 06/26/2006 - Lots of folks come to the Riverwalk to run, walk, or ride a bike...but now many say they will only come during the day, if at all, because they no longer feel safe.

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SC governor Sanford signs eminent domain legislation

Posted: 06/26/2006 - If the government wants to take your land, it may be harder for them to do it--at least in South Carolina. Governor Mark Sanford visited Aiken Monday, June 26 to sign a new bill on eminent domain.

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