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Sam Lilly sentenced

Updated: 12/15/2009 - Former Josey High School boy's basketball coach Sam Lilly was sentenced today after pleading to an accusation of the charges brought before him, which basically amounts to an acknowledgment of the charges.

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Burglary suspect who stole deputy's gun now in jail

Posted: 03/08/2006 - Maurice McCullough was in jail Wednesday night after investigators say he got into a fight with a deputy and stole the officer's gun. The victim says she's thankful for a brave officer who protected her when she came home to a stranger.

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Termite-infested mulch in the CSRA? No, says official

Posted: 03/08/2006 - Could mulch containing termites from hurricane-ravaged Louisiana reach Georgia and South Carolina? News 12 received an e-mail that said cheap mulch could be contaminated with termites and sold in Augusta. But when we asked an official if it was true, the answer was no.

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Dana Reeve's death begs question: how do nonsmokers get lung cancer?

Posted: 03/08/2006 - Dana Reeve died at a New York cancer hospital Monday night. She was the widow of actor Christopher Reeve, best known for his role as the big screen's “Superman”. Mrs. Reeve was just 44 years old when she died from lung cancer--after living a smoke-free life.

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Firefighters vs. Colclough

Updated: 06/07/2006 - Firefighters made another appearance at the Augusta Commission Tuesday. They were calling on one commissioner to apologize for what they say are offensive comments he made toward them.

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James Brown statue to be put on "stage"

Updated: 01/09/2007 - The Augusta Commission decided Tuesday to put the Godfather of Soul on a pedestal. The James Brown statue downtown will be raised to increase visibility.

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Rangers show News 12 how fast flames spread

Posted: 03/07/2006 - McDuffie County’s chief forest ranger says the man who was killed in a fire Monday died after burning without a permit. 63-year-old Doug Johnson died in the fire.

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Augusta panhandling ordinance passes

Updated: 06/07/2006 - Atlanta has one, as do dozens of other cities. Augusta’s new panhandling ordinance bans aggressive and intimidating begging. That means beggars would face a warning at first, then a fine, then jail time.

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Teen sex case a wakeup call

Updated: 06/21/2006 - Two former Greenbrier athletes are free this afternoon. Shadrick Harris and Reggie Rice were charged last year on multiple sex charges stemming from a party.

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Columbia County sex talk

Posted: 03/07/2006 - It was an open and frank discussion about sex--in particular, what's legal and what's not when it comes to what your kids can do. News 12's Diane Cho was at Monday night's meeting, where the district attorney was trying to warn parents and kids.

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Explosive fire in Aiken County

Posted: 03/07/2006 - Another fire in Aiken County Monday night. It happened at A1 Muffler on Edgefield Road in Belvedere. Investigators say an electrical problem may be to blame.

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Portable classroom fire

Updated: 03/07/2006 - Augusta firefighters are looking into a fire that destroyed a portable classroom at Butler High School Monday night. The fire was spotted about 3 am and it took 40 minutes to get things under control.

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Decision handed down for Shad Harris and Reggie Rice

Updated: 06/21/2006 - It's a story that's been talked about for five months: the day in court for Shad Harris and Reggie Rice. High school students Shad Harris and Reggie Rice are both free this afternoon, under certain conditions.

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Graniteville meeting

Posted: 03/07/2006 - Some folks in Graniteville are saying they're being cheated. At a meeting at USC Aiken, neighbors met with representatives from Norfolk Southern. That's the train company involved in last year's train accident and chemical spill in Graniteville.

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Fatal fire

Posted: 03/07/2006 - A man is dead after a grass fire on the border of McDuffie and Columbia counties spreads to his home. It happened at 320 County Line Road just after three o'clock Monday afternoon.

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Augusta Commission Tuesday agenda

Updated: 06/07/2006 - Augusta commissioners were gearing up Tuesday for a busy afternoon of talk…and maybe some action. Some old and some new issues, from drag strip to panhandling to pay raises...it’s all on the agenda.

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Unintended pregnancies on the rise in S.C.

Updated: 01/11/2007 - More and more South Carolina women are getting pregnant unintentionally. However, South Carolina ranks number three nationally in creativity and commitment in addressing the issue. News 12's Meredith Taylor is on your side with what a local pregnancy center is doing.

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