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Ten Commandments allowed in Georgia government buildings

Posted: 04/21/2006 - A new Georgia law will allow the Ten Commandments back in Georgia government buildings. Governor Sonny Perdue signed the bill into law yesterday. News 12 is On Your Side with what this could mean here at home.

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Queensborough Bank armed robbers fired weapons at employees, police

Posted: 04/21/2006 - A bank robbery this morning in south Augusta lands 2 men behind bars. It happened at the Queensborough Bank on Tobacco Road at around 9:00 a.m. The suspects were caught a few miles away on Georgetown Drive off Deans Bridge in south Augusta.

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North Augusta Centennial celebration begins

Updated: 04/21/2006 - North Augusta is celebrating its Centennial this weekend. The calendar is filled with events to celebrate. Events kicked off at the Old Towne Artisans Fair at the Living History Park.

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Copenhaver holds AIDS news conference

Posted: 04/21/2006 - Friday, April 21, Augusta mayor Deke Copenhaver and doctor Gary Puckrein held a news conference on AIDS. They called for a greater awareness of the HIV/AIDS problem in the black community.

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4 high school students charged with armed robbery

Updated: 09/18/2006 - Four high school students are in custody after allegedly robbing a number of fast food restaurants in both Richmond and Columbia counties. The four teenagers were arrested Thursday, April 20 in connection to at least two fast food robberies this month, some of them involving a weapon.

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4 Laney High students charged in armed robberies

Posted: 04/20/2006 - Several Richmond County high school students are involved in a series of commercial armed robberies. Four Laney High School students have been charged in the incidents.

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Columbia County parents disapprove of school library book

Posted: 04/20/2006 - Dirty words usually are not allowed in elementary classrooms...so some parents want to know why they're allowed in library books. News 12's Stephanie Baker is On Your Side with why some Columbia County parents are fighting to get the material off the shelves.

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Former Ridge Spring mayor named in 13-count indictment

Posted: 04/20/2006 - According to the indictment, former Ridge Spring mayor Jimmy Gillian and the town's former public works director, Andrew Bodie, conspired to bury asbestos tile from a former elementary school building in town.

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Evans motor vehicle office temporarily closed

Updated: 04/21/2006 - As of the afternoon of Friday, April 21, the computer issues at the Motor Vehicle Division in Evans have been resolved. The office will resume normal business hours on Monday, April 24 at 8:00 a.m.

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2 music festivals planned for Memorial Day weekend

Updated: 04/20/2006 - Two music festivals are coming to our area...and they're on the same weekend. Thousands of parrot lovers are coming to Harlem for Birdie Stock 2006. About 30,000 parrot lovers are expected to attend this four-day festival, which is planned for May 26th through the 29th.

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2-car accident on Highway 19

Updated: 04/20/2006 - Medics airlifted one person to MCG from the scene of a wreck in Aiken County at the intersection of Highway 19 and Reynolds Pond Road Wednesday night. Two cars were involved in that crash. It happened around 7 o'clock.

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Augusta Ballet repositioning in arts slump

Posted: 04/20/2006 - It's time to hang up the ballet shoes and hammer down a business plan, according to board members of the Augusta Ballet. "I will say the dip in ticket sales does have concern," says Tara Simkins, president of the Augusta Ballet Board of Trustees.

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2-car accident on River Watch

Updated: 04/20/2006 - A two-car accident had Wednesday's rush hour traffic tied up on River Watch Parkway westbound, near the Augusta Canal. One of the victims had to be pulled from the wreck and may be seriously injured.

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Convicted child-killer Downs requests execution

Posted: 04/19/2006 - The South Carolina Supreme Court will have to decide if a convicted child-killer, Junior Downs, can be executed. Attorneys submitted written arguments to the court April 19. Downs is requesting his appeals be dropped so the execution can proceed.

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Aiken Sheriffs may take over Animal Control

Posted: 04/19/2006 - Sheriff's deputies rescuing cats stuck in trees? It may soon be part of their job description. But could it keep you from getting prompt help the next time you're in a car accident?

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No new contracts for Augusta Ballet professional dancers

Updated: 04/20/2006 - Friday, April 7, the nine professional dancers employed by the Augusta Ballet learned that they would not have contracts for the upcoming season. The executive director of the Augusta Ballet says the dancers are not being fired.

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New tuition plan for Georgia public colleges

Posted: 04/19/2006 - A new tuition plan takes effect this fall at Georgia public colleges and universities. Tuition will be frozen for new students, but there will be a tuition hike for current students.

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Columbia County open burning ban begins May 1

Posted: 04/19/2006 - Despite the forecast of spring rain, a ban on open burning will soon take effect in Columbia County. The state-ordered ban begins May 1 and runs through September 30.

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Augusta Ballet board president: We're not closing

Updated: 04/19/2006 - There has been speculation that the Augusta Ballet Company may be shutting its doors. News 12's Diane Cho was at Tuesday's annual spring performance to get to the bottom of it.

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Commissioners vote on cab contract, meeting times

Updated: 06/07/2006 - Tuesday, April 18 was a busy day for Augusta commissioners. They voted to end the exclusive contract that radio cab has with the airport. Also Tuesday, in a 6 to 3 vote, commissioners voted not to change their meeting times.

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Tour de Georgia begins

Posted: 04/18/2006 - The fourth annual Tour de Georgia is underway. Tuesday, April 18, Augusta played host again to the start of the race. It brought in some of the best cyclists in the world.

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Washington Road widening to begin this summer

Posted: 04/18/2006 - It's a popular and busy road that runs through several counties. But a construction project that starts in the next few months could slow down drivers on Washington Road.

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