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Free wireless Internet at Augusta Common

Posted: 05/08/2006 - Starting Monday, May 8, you can log onto your wireless Internet from more than just the coffee shop. You can surf the net from part of downtown Augusta.

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Glenn Hills Elementary vandalized

Posted: 05/08/2006 - Glenn Hills Elementary School in South Augusta was struck by vandals over the weekend. A deputy responded to an alarm at about 4:30 Sunday morning, May 7. He found the door propped open with a brick.

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Robbery suspect turns self in

Posted: 05/08/2006 - The second man accused of robbing at least two Columbia County banks is in jail. Demetrius Freeman turned himself in to Kershaw County authorities Friday, May 5.

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Truck hits home; one dead, one injured

Posted: 05/08/2006 - An 18-year-old is dead and another man is thankful to be alive after an unexpected visitor lands inside his home. Troopers say Andy Andrews was driving a Nissan truck north down Main Street in McCormick County around 9:45 Sunday night, May 7, when he lost control and crashed into Calvin Perrin's home.

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Annual Prayer and Praise Rally sees record attendance

Posted: 05/08/2006 - Friday, May 5, an annual Prayer and Praise Rally packed the Bell Auditorium. The ceremony, in its fifth year, possibly drew its largest crowd to date. It was a service thousands of souls strong, church families uniting as one to offer worldwide prayer.

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Sheriffs demolish drug house to send message

Posted: 05/05/2006 - Aiken County's sheriff wants the entire county to hear his message. To get the word out, Sheriff Michael Hunt knocked down a meth house Friday, May 5.

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Hyde Park residents don't want proposed drag strip

Posted: 05/05/2006 - There's talk of another drag strip coming to South Augusta, this time to Hyde Park off Gordon Highway. City administrator Fred Russell is reviewing a proposal, but some residents living there say no way.

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Local youth wins Reader's Digest National Word Power Challenge

Posted: 05/05/2006 - Joe Shepherd lives in Waynesboro...and if his name sounds familiar, it's because we've talked to him many times about ranking high in the National Spelling Bee in Washington. Now he has a new title: winner of the Reader's Digest National Word Power Challenge.

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Turner cross-examination to continue Monday

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Cross-examination of government witness Johnny Turner was the last thing jurors heard in court Friday before breaking for the weekend. Turner is the former CCSC employee and accountant who has already pled guilty to the crime of structuring payments to Linda Schrenko's campaign. Cross-examination of Turner continues Monday.

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Johnny Turner cross-examined

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Botes' attorney Brian Steel asked over and over what proof Turner had that Botes was in any way involved in moving thousands of dollars to people in Augusta, in the form of $590 dollar blank checks, to filter it into Schrenko's campaign.

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Hootie Johnson steps down; new ANGC chairman selected

Updated: 05/08/2006 - Hootie Johnson, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, announced today that he is stepping down from his position at the end of the Club season on May 21. Johnson will assume the title of Chairman Emeritus. He will be succeeded as Chairman by William Porter (Billy) Payne.

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Special Assignment: Losing Ground

Updated: 02/01/2007 - The Georgia Department of Transportation's Savannah River Parkway is a massive road project--156 miles long, costing more than $12 million. When it's finished it will be four lanes from Augusta to Savannah. But some people living along the project say they're paying a high price for the progress.

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Turner testifies he kept records of "under the radar" fund transfers

Updated: 02/01/2007 - According to his testimony Thursday, Turner kept a full accounting of what his employer Stephan Botes told him to do with more than half a million dollars in Georgia DOE money that was coming in to CCSC. Some of the notes were handwritten, others were on a computer spreadsheet.

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Karyn Grace takes Gunner & Ryker Bill to SC statehouse

Posted: 05/04/2006 - Karyn Grace says January 8, 2006 was the day that changed her life forever. It was the day her husband Terry Young killed their two children, 7-year-old Gunner and 4-year-old Ryker, before killing himself.

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Special Assignment: Separate Worship

Updated: 02/01/2007 - We've all heard it: 11 am each Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America, due to racial division in churches. In a Special Assignment, News 12's Jonathan Martin looks at reasons for the separation and what can be done to bridge the gap.

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Man dead, teen arrested in Hephzibah shooting

Posted: 05/04/2006 - A fourteen-year-old boy has been arrested for the killing a young man. It happened Wednesday night in the 1500 block of Keron Way. That's off Old Waynesboro Road.

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2-year-old drowns in pond after wandering off

Posted: 05/04/2006 - The autopsy of a 2-year-old who drowned yesterday shows that he died of accidental drowning. It happened on the 4700 block of Mike Padgett Highway.

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One week, four unsolved drive-by shootings

Posted: 05/04/2006 - There have been four unsolved drive-by shootings in our area in the past week. Luckily no one's been injured...but no one's been arrested, either.

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Sugary sodas to be removed from public schools

Posted: 05/03/2006 - Sugary soft drinks will soon be out in the public schools...at least for younger students. They've been called liquid candy...and with childhood obesity on the rise, sugary sodas are being popped out of public schools.

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Moussaoui sentenced to life in prison

Updated: 05/02/2011 - A jury reached a verdict in the Zacarias Moussaoui death penalty trial. Moussaoui's punishment for his crimes will be a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of release.

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No charges against daycare after child wanders off

Posted: 05/03/2006 - North Augusta Public Safety says there will be no charges against a daycare after a four-year-old child wandered off. A grandmother told News 12 she found the child on a sidewalk May 2.

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5 area high school students arrested on drug charges

Updated: 09/18/2006 - In North Augusta, 18-year-old Eric Benjamin Simmons is charged with simple possession of marijuana. In Columbia County, four high school students have been arrested on drug charges.

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