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2 people in custody after meth bust in Beech Island

Posted: 04/25/2006 - A meth bust at around 4:30 p.m. on April 24 at 110 Camellia Drive in Beech Island resulted in two arrests. 30-year-old Jack Harrison, Jr. is charged with possession of marijuana, and attempting to manufacture meth.

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Jury selection for Schrenko trial begins

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Jury selection is set to begin Tuesday, April 25 in the theft and conspiracy trial for former Georgia state school superintendent Linda Schrenko. Ms. Schrenko is accused of stealing more than $600,000 in federal education money.

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Suspect in American Legion shooting turns self in

Posted: 04/24/2006 - Around 3:30 Monday afternoon Antonio Truesdale turned himself into Aiken County deputies. Investigators say he shot a man early Monday morning at an American Legion in Aiken County near North Augusta.

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Dennis Payne mourns children's death, says wife Lottie Kain is innocent

Updated: 01/18/2007 - In an interview you'll only see on News 12, a parent speaks out about the death of his children. His wife stands accused of the crime. News 12's Diane Cho spent April 23 in Warrenton, where she met Dennis Payne and Lottie Kain and learned how their lives have changed since that fateful weekend.

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Man dies when semi collides with pickup in Aiken County

Posted: 04/24/2006 - The South Carolina highway patrol says a 43-year-old man died after a semi collided with a pickup truck Saturday afternoon, April 22. It happened just before 4 p.m. at the intersection of Atomic Road and Jefferson Davis Highway.

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South Carolina to transfer power back to Allendale Co. schools

Updated: 04/24/2006 - The state of South Carolina will transfer some power over Allendale County's schools back to the local school board. The local board will regain full authority in June of 2007 if it meets all the terms of its agreement with the state.

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Local deputies find ways to save gas

Posted: 04/21/2006 - If you've seen deputies riding around in Columbia County lately, you may have seen two or three deputies in one car. It's one of the ways deputies are dealing with high gas prices.

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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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