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Bank robbery suspects plead not guilty

Updated: 06/22/2006 - Four bank robbery suspects pled not guilty in federal court this morning. The defendants made their first appearance in federal court June 21 before federal prosecutors and judge Leon Barfield.

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Aiken County to receive 20 new school buses

Posted: 06/21/2006 - Many Aiken County students will soon be riding to school in style. South Carolina bought new school buses for the first time in ten years. If you live in Aiken County, twenty of them may soon be rolling up to a bus stop near you.

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Fire destroys south Augusta furniture store

Updated: 06/22/2006 - A south Augusta furniture store was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning, June 21. Furniture Doctor Restoration, located at 3345 Peach Orchard Road, has been in business for more than 20 years...but now, the family business is charred.

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3 arrested in Aiken County drug raid

Posted: 06/21/2006 - Three people were arrested in a drug raid at an Aiken County home. More than $6700 was found at the house on Swamp Road in Beech Island. Eric Elam, Amy Rich, and Rebecca Addison face drug charges.

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Georgia governor declares Level One drought

Posted: 06/21/2006 - Georgia hasn't seen a drought in several years, but that's changing. This year, late Wednesday afternoon, June 21, the governor declared a Level One drought statewide.

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Man attempts to pay bar tab with bartender's checkbook

Posted: 06/21/2006 - A 21-year-old McRae man was arrested after trying to buy drinks with a checkbook he found at a bar. Unfortunately for Jody Brian Minor, the checkbook's owner was the bartender serving him.

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Riverwalk Marina robbery raises safety concerns

Updated: 06/22/2006 - It's one of Augusta's most popular spots for visitors--but is the Riverwalk becoming a dangerous place for anybody to walk around? How can you avoid becoming a victim?

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Prospective buyers for Graniteville plant

Posted: 06/21/2006 - A local plant could have a new owner soon. Avondale Mills has found some prospective buyers for its Woodhead plant in Graniteville.

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Aiken County deputies bust home meth lab

Posted: 06/21/2006 - Three people are in custody, and a child is going into foster care after Aiken County deputies found the makings of a meth lab at a home. It happened at 57 Forrest Drive in Beech Island.

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40 groups work to help Avondale employees

Posted: 06/20/2006 - About 40 groups are trying to help over 1000 textile workers who will soon lose their jobs at Avondale Mills in Graniteville. The employees will lose more than their jobs...

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Gordon Highway BP burglarized

Posted: 06/20/2006 - Police are searching for the people who broke into a BP gas station on Gordon Highway early Tuesday morning. Police responded to an alarm around 3:30 a.m., June 20, and found packs of beer lying on the ground outside the business.

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South Carolina purchases new school buses

Posted: 06/20/2006 - New school buses will be available in South Carolina as students return to classes this fall. This is the state's first major bus purchase in ten years.

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State of Georgia sues US Army Corps of Engineers

Posted: 06/20/2006 - The US Army Corps of Engineers is being sued by the state of Georgia. The state is accusing the Corps of draining too much water from Lake Lanier and other lakes on the Chattahoochee River.

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Aiken County wreck sends 5 to hospital

Updated: 06/20/2006 - The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a wreck in Aiken County. It happened around 10 o'clock the night of June 19, when a van and car crashed on Vaucluse Road and Highway 191, about five miles west of Aiken.

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Friends of drowning victims try to make sense of the accident

Updated: 06/22/2006 - 29-year-old Ibea Outley and 24-year-old Christopher Wimberly drowned Saturday afternoon, June 17, while fishing at Lake Thurmond. News 12 spoke with the men who were with them when it happened to find out just went wrong.

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Man sues after losing family in car wreck

Updated: 06/22/2006 - Only on 12...a widower plans to sue after losing his family in a car crash. John Branton's wife Patricia and his stepson Lonnie Turner lost their lives, along with Turner's unborn son.

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Fort Gordon reservist signal battalion to deploy to Iraq

Posted: 06/19/2006 - More than 430 military reservists based at Fort Gordon are heading to Iraq at the end of the week. This is the first ever deployment for the 324th Signal Battalion in its nearly 20-year existence.

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Graniteville to receive $450K

Posted: 06/19/2006 - People in Graniteville will get another $450,000 for health and environmental concerns after last year's deadly train wreck. The money will go toward health screenings for people impacted by the crash.

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Two men drown at Lake Thurmond

Updated: 06/19/2006 - Two men are dead after an accident at Lake Thurmond Saturday, June 17. Could the tragedy have been avoided? What began as a fishing trip at Lake Thurmond ended with two men drowned, and those left behind trying to figure out what happened and why.

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Fort Gordon hosts annual Golden Medic training

Posted: 06/19/2006 - Training soldiers in real life scenarios is especially important now as we face an ongoing war in Iraq. Saturday, June 17, more than a thousand soldiers in the Army Reserves and the Air Force came to Fort Gordon to train in their annual Golden Medic program.

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