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Substations: A Thing of the Past?

Updated: 01/27/2006 - Police substations in Richmond County, just how many are there and why are some closing their doors? News 12 is on your side with why deputies may be spending more time inside their cars rather than in substations.

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New Gate Area at Airport Almost Done

Updated: 01/26/2006 - If you’ve been to Augusta Regional Airport lately, you’ve noticed construction. Well, one part is nearing an end, but the work will continue into phase two. News 12 has an exclusive look at the progress.

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Extension for Katrina Evacuees in Hotels

Updated: 01/26/2006 - It’s been nearly five months since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, sending evacuees across the country and in some cases, into hotels. In Augusta, about 30 evacuees remain at the Ramada Hotel. FEMA has extended another deadline, but the deadline to apply is coming.

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New Bill Forces Companies to Finish Construction

Updated: 01/26/2006 - Georgia Sate Representative Ben Harbin introduced a bill this week after hearing complaints about slow progress on Furys Ferry Road. The bill would force contractors to finish old work before they start something new.

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Class Sizes in Georgia to be Smaller

Updated: 01/26/2006 - Governor Perdue wants smaller school class sizes across the state as soon as next fall. News 12 is on your side with how that will affect Richmond and Columbia County schools.

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SC Cigarette Tax Could Increase

Updated: 01/26/2006 - A plan to increase the cigarette tax in South Carolina is still smoldering. As News 12 reports, the push behind the hike may be coming from Georgia.

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Officials Present Three School Start Dates

Updated: 01/26/2006 - Another hot school topic is when to start classes and thousands of students in our area could be affected. News 12 is on your side with the three dates under consideration.

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Police Still Following Huddle House Shooting Leads

Updated: 01/26/2006 - It’s been two months since the Huddle House shootings in North Augusta that left one dead and two severely injured. And North Augusta Public Safety is continuing to follow up on leads.

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Kimberly-Clark to Expand Beech Island Plant

Updated: 01/26/2006 - The Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced plans to expand their two million square foot plant in Beech Island, making it the largest manufacturing plant in North America. News 12 is on your side with what you can expect to see in the next year.

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Senate Approves Controversial Voter ID Bill

Updated: 01/24/2006 - It went through several committees and passed. Then to the House of Representatives and they said okay. And on Tuesday evening, after nearly seven hours of discussion, the state senate said okay to the controversial Voter ID bill.

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Aiken Named Hottest Housing Market in State

Updated: 01/24/2006 - A popular downtown, horses and southern weather add up to good news for Aiken’s housing market. The city is ranked the fastest growing housing market in South Carolina. As News 12 explains, Aiken is attracting people from all backgrounds.

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Concealed Weapons Bill in SC House

Posted: 01/24/2006 - In South Carolina, a new bill has been introduced to the House that would make getting a concealed weapon a bit easier for domestic violence victims. News 12 sits down with one woman who supports the bill and others who say it all depends.

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Robbery Victims Fight Back

Updated: 01/24/2006 - It’s hard not to fight back when you’re the victim of a crime. And that’s especially true for store owners who have a lot at stake. But is it worth it? Deputies say lately they’re seeing more people doing just that and it has officers concerned.

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Public Defender Investigator Arrested

Updated: 01/23/2006 - The chief legal investigator for the Aiken County Public Defender’s Office is out of jail tonight. He was arrested Friday for attempting to give drugs to jail inmates. News 12 has the details.

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Tax Day Draws Near

Updated: 01/23/2006 - It's tax season, complicated forms can lead to errors. That means you could lose money. News 12 is on your side with where to find help so your money stays where it belongs.

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Residents Upset About Loitering Citations

Posted: 01/23/2006 - Some people in Blackville, South Carolina are upset that police are handing out $300 citations for loitering. Residents say they feel they are being harassed. News 12 spoke with the Blackville Chief of Police for answers.

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Legislation Would Let Some Legally Run Red Lights

Updated: 01/20/2006 - A red light means stop, but it could soon mean pause. A bill in the South Carolina Senate would allow drivers to go through a red light legally if they’re riding a motorcycle. But as News 12 reports, bikers in Aiken don’t think this is such a good idea.

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Armed Robbery Suspect on the Loose

Updated: 01/20/2006 - Columbia County deputies search tonight for an armed robber. A man used a handgun to take money from a Japanese restaurant on Washington Road near Bobby Jones Expressway.

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Construction Delays on Savannah River Parkway

Updated: 01/20/2006 - In our area, the goal for the Savannah River Parkway is to make Highway 25 four lanes from south Richmond County to County Road 16 in Jenkins County. News 12 is on your side with an update on the project.

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North Augusta Comes Together in Wake of Tragedies

Updated: 01/20/2006 - The deaths have shocked the small community of North Augusta and perhaps the pain is too great for some to handle on their own. As News 12 reports, their spirits are being lifted by family, friends and even strangers.

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Troops Back from Iraq

Updated: 01/19/2006 - Hundreds of soldiers flood back home Thursday from the Middle East. Men and women were reunited with family and friends at Fort Gordon today. It’s been one year since the soldiers have seen their loved ones.

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Book Commemorates North Augusta's Centennial

Updated: 01/19/2006 - North Augusta is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. And as part of the fanfare, there’s a new book about they city’s history. News 12 introduces you to the local author and her writing.

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Futurity Draws Cattle Cutting

Updated: 01/19/2006 - The largest cattle cutting event east of the Mississippi kicks off today. It’s the 27th Annual Augusta Futurity. News 12 learns the ways of the west at the Augusta Civic Center.

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New Outlet for Education in Columbia County

Updated: 01/19/2006 - In just a few weeks some of you in Columbia County will have to temporarily pick another library. Gibbs Memorial will close its doors to become a part of a new state of the art facility. News 12 is on your side with a preview of the new outlet for education.

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