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Richmond County BOE decides to fire Dr. Larke

Updated: 07/26/2006 - After months of talks and negotiations, Richmond County School Board members say they've had enough. Last night, they decided to fire Superintendent Dr. Charles Larke.

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Avondale closes its doors for good

Posted: 07/25/2006 - It's the official end of the line for almost all Avondale Mills employees. Today is the final day for plant operations. Today was a very quiet day in Graniteville.

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Body found at Lock and Dam ruled homicide

Posted: 07/25/2006 - A man's body was found by a fisherman at the Savannah Lock and Dam this morning. Investigators spent most of the morning recovering the body and trying to figure out how it got there. They are now ruling this case a homicide.

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Judge reverses ban blocking Georgia sex offender living restrictions

Posted: 07/25/2006 - A federal judge did not extend a temporary order blocking the state of Georgia from banning sex offenders from living within a thousand feet of school bus stops. See the local impact of this decision on News 12 at 6 o'clock and News 12 at 11.

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Body found at the Savannah Lock and Dam

Posted: 07/25/2006 - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office confirms that a body has been found this morning at the Savannah Lock and Dam. That's near the airport in Augusta.

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Man saves dog from alligator

Updated: 07/25/2006 - Steve Irwin he's not, but he wrestled an alligator, and came out the winner. A Jackson man goes head to head with a gator and lives to tell the tale. So what would make a man go into the water like that?

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No budget cuts, says Augusta city administrator

Posted: 07/24/2006 - $5 million down, Augusta commissioners have spent months preparing for the worst. But today, the city administrator says things may not be as bad as they seemed.

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Laney High School Athletic Complex nears completion

Posted: 07/24/2006 - Two years ago, plans of a new Laney High School stadium were surrounded by controversy as hundreds lost their homes to the project. The project is now near completion, and many residents have had a change of heart.

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15-year-old shot while walking home

Posted: 07/24/2006 - A fifteen-year-old Augusta boy is recovering after being shot in the stomach. Antwon Mahone was shot in the abdomen at the corner of 12th and Laney Walker Boulevard.

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Local CD stores feel impact of digital music

Posted: 07/24/2006 - CD's may be a thing of the past. Local record stores are feeling the impact of downloading in more ways than one. Going digital to sell music could be what closes record stores for good.

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Loose end in Schrenko spending wrapped up with civil suit

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Only on 12: the Attorney General's office says you got ripped off--and they're asking for your money back. When former state school superintendent Linda Schrenko sat down with News 12's Laurie Ott last week, there was one loose end to wrap up...

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Old jail may someday house James Brown museum

Updated: 12/26/2006 - The We Feel Good City may soon have a museum dedicated in honor of the Godfather of Soul. James Brown tribute artist Tony Wilson is back in Augusta trying to turn the talk into a permanent fixture.

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United Way helps families get ready for back to school

Posted: 07/21/2006 - Back to school means back to the stores. Shopping for things like backpacks and calculators can get pretty expensive. News 12's Stephanie Baker caught up with some shoppers today.

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Many Augusta department head positions remain unfilled

Posted: 07/21/2006 - Need a job? Well, the city of Augusta certainly has plenty of them. That's not always a bad thing, but it can be when those vacancies are for key positions, like a finance director.

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Suspects captured in credit union robbery

Posted: 07/21/2006 - Two 18-year-olds are in jail now for Wednesday's credit union robbery in west Augusta. Joe Lewis Hills, Jr. and Paul Maness were arrested last night.

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Firefighters battle extreme heat to save Aiken County homes

Posted: 07/21/2006 - They're trained to save lives and put out fires...but on a day like Thursday, it was just as important to look out for their own safety. News 12's Kate Tillotson is On Your Side with how firefighters are trained to handle the heat.

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