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Only three Augusta commissioners attend Bus Tour

Updated: 06/07/2006 - Each Augusta commissioner agreed it was a good idea: taking a bus tour of each other's district to learn more about the issues there. But when the bus left yesterday for a tour of District 3, only three commissioners showed up.

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West Side High student wins contest

Posted: 03/03/2006 - A West Side High School student is smiling. Jon Wiley is this year's winner in the t-shirt design contest for the annual Empty Bowl event.

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Augusta Regional Airport receives federal grant

Posted: 03/03/2006 - Good news for Augusta’s airport. Over $4 million in federal grants from the Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration has been awarded to the airport.

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Costly SRS construction delays

Posted: 03/03/2006 - Construction delays at Savannah River Site could cost you money. The SRS Citizens Advisory Panel says delays for a nuclear processing center at the site could cost taxpayers $1 billion.

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Nine arrested in Aiken County drug sting

Updated: 03/03/2006 - Nine people were arrested yesterday after a two-month undercover investigation by the Aiken County sheriff's office. The arrests came around 9 Thursday night.

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Bill to allow APRN's to write prescriptions passes Georgia House

Posted: 03/03/2006 - Under a bill passed by the Georgia House, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses across the state will be allowed to write prescriptions. Representative Sue Burmeister said if the bill passes the Senate, it could improve access to health care and save patients visits to doctor's offices.

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Smaller class sizes for Georgia students

Posted: 03/03/2006 - Two of Governor Perdue’s education plans have cleared the Georgia State House of Representatives. One would lower class size.

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Seven students arrested for marijuana possession

Posted: 03/03/2006 - Seven Aiken High School students are facing drug possession charges after police find marijuana in the school parking lot. The school principal admits he's disappointed that these students would act irresponsibly, and that it's a hard lesson for his other students to learn.

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Two arrests in killing of homeless man

Updated: 03/03/2006 - It was a crime that shocked many in downtown Augusta this week: A man's beaten body found stuffed in a trash container. Now deputies say they've arrested a man and a woman in connection with the crime.

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Proposal for Columbia County burning

Updated: 06/07/2006 - It has been a busy week with fires. Some blame them on high winds. That creates a worry for some in Columbia County, where open burning of leaves is allowed.

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Georgia Senate passes "Shoot First" bill

Updated: 03/03/2006 - A controversial bill passed today in the Georgia State Senate would allow you to use deadly force if you feel threatened. Georgia already has a law that allows people to protect their homes. But this new bill co-sponsored by Columbia County senator Jim Whitehead expands those rights.

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Augusta Officials Pay Raise Controversy

Updated: 06/07/2006 - One Augusta commissioner wants some elected officials to get a pay increase. This comes after some of those same officials are paying back an eight percent raise mistakenly approved by the city administrator.

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Fire guts Washington Road restaurant

Posted: 03/02/2006 - A morning fire guts a popular Washington Road restaurant. Firefighters don't know how this fire started yet. But around 8:00 this morning they arrived on the scene at Kurama Japanese Seafood & Steak in Washington Place and spent hours putting out all the fire.

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Mega Millions winner a mystery

Posted: 03/02/2006 - The winner of Tuesday’s Mega Millions lottery drawing is still out there. The winning ticket for about $115 million in cash was sold in Lyons, Ohio, a tiny town near the Ohio/Michigan border.

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Three men arraigned on robbery charges

Posted: 03/02/2006 - Three teenagers are now charged with conspiracy in robbing several Augusta area stores and restaurants--including the Blimpie at Fort Gordon.

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Davis Road down to one lane this Saturday

Updated: 03/02/2006 - The Georgia Department of Transportation announces that one lane of Davis Road will be closed on Saturday in the area of Spring House Apartments. The closure will cover approximately 300 feet of roadway. Traffic will be controlled by a flagman.

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Small spark causes smoky mess at Avondale Mills

Updated: 03/02/2006 - It happened around 7 o'clock Friday night: a small fire in a dust filtration tunnel at Avondale Mills. Elaine Hazel is one of 62 employees forced to evacuate tonight during her shift. She describes the event...

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Two students charged with indecent exposure

Updated: 06/21/2006 - Two Lakeside High School students are charged with indecent exposure after they were spotted having sex on campus. Just as teachers and bus drivers arrived to work early Tuesday morning, one male and one female student were alone on a softball field...about to be caught in the act.

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Georgia Aquarium very popular

Posted: 03/02/2006 - It's only been open for 100 days, but the Georgia Aquarium has already seen a million people pass through its doors. That's an average of ten thousand per day.

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