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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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Kurama Japanese Steakhouse fire

Updated: 03/02/2006 - Kurama has been a popular spot in the Washington Square shopping center for years. It was open last night, but now there's some heavy damage. During News 12 Midday, firefighters were still on the scene at Kurama on Washington Road.

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Fire in Graniteville destroys house, damages another

Posted: 03/01/2006 - There was a disastrous fire Wednesday on Silver Fox Way just outside the North Augusta city limits in the Graniteville fire district. And the windy day may have helped spread the flames.

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Body found in trash identified

Updated: 03/02/2006 - Investigators are still looking for information on a homeless man whose body was found in a trash can Monday. The Richmond County coroner identifies the man as 63-year-old Ronald Eugene Emery.

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Lessons in Violence

Updated: 03/01/2006 - According to the FBI's Uniform Crime Report, the number of girls 10 to 17 arrested for aggravated assault has doubled over the last 20 years. It's a rising trend of girls getting violent. Domonique Benn sat down with 5 girls that were sent to Alternative School.

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Aiken County EMS workers leaving in high numbers

Posted: 03/01/2006 - Some say it's a matter of life and death: the turnover rate of Aiken County emergency workers. They're leaving at a high rate to work for smaller counties who pay more.

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S.C. students staying in state for college

Updated: 03/01/2006 - The best and brightest students in South Carolina are staying right here and not leaving the state for college. News 12's Meredith Taylor is on your side with how the lottery is behind their decisions.

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Surviving spring allergies

Updated: 01/11/2007 - The temperatures are rising, and so are the pollen levels. The plants are beginning to bloom, bud and pollinate. So how can you keep from having the allergy blues?

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Sam Lilly investigation

Updated: 12/15/2009 - Richmond County investigators say they are wrapping up their investigation involving a T.W. Josey boys’ basketball coach. Sam Lilly was named in an incident reported by a 17-year-old female student.

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Lillian Thomas lawsuit

Posted: 03/01/2006 - A hearing date has been set for the Midland Valley Prep principal who is suing the Aiken County School Board.

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House fires in Graniteville

Updated: 03/02/2006 - Wednesday afternoon at about 2pm, a man jogging on Silver Fox Way spotted a tiny flame between two houses. The man called 911, then started knocking on neighbor's doors. Within a few minutes, one of the houses was on fire. That house has burned completely. Another house was damaged on one side.

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Levi's Call / Amber Alert CANCELLED

Updated: 03/01/2006 - ATLANTA---The Levi's Call, Georgia's Amber Alert, activated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 10 Office, at the request of the Chamblee Police Department on behalf of Ava DeFrances has been cancelled. Ava DeFrances has been safely recovered.

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