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Firefighter shortage in South Carolina

Posted: 03/27/2006 - Fires have been a major concern throughout the CSRA lately, and South Carolina forestry officials are raising a red flag. Forestry Commission spokesman Ken Cabe says they're about 55 firefighters short of numbers they should have.

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Aiken 211 informational system gaining popularity

Posted: 03/27/2006 - If you live in Aiken County, you've probably dialed 211 to get important information. The service provides phone numbers, even counseling 24 hours a day. Its growing popularity is now requiring more volunteers than ever.

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Aiken's 40th annual Steeplechase to be held Saturday

Posted: 03/24/2006 - Ford Conger Field is empty now, but Saturday 30,000 people will descend on it. It's an Aiken tradition that's filled with big jumps and big fun. Saturday the screaming will abound as around 60 horses run and jump in Aiken's Steeplechase, a renewed race going strong for 40 years.

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Laney High School Athletic Complex on schedule

Posted: 03/24/2006 - If you've driven down Laney Walker Boulevard lately, you may have noticed the progress on the new Laney High School stadium and athletic complex. Contractors are on schedule and hope to be finished by the fall.

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Natalee Holloway may not have been murdered

Posted: 03/24/2006 - The case of missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway is one of the most widely discussed missing persons cases in years. This is the last known picture of her--taken just before she disappeared on Aruba last spring. What happened to her?

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Georgia deputies can't use radar guns to stop speeders in neighborhoods

Posted: 03/24/2006 - It's a place where families take walks, and kids ride bikes and roller blade. And it's only as safe as the driver who happens to be behind the wheel. But we were surprised to learn that deputies don't have every tool at their disposal to stop these dangerous drivers.

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Corey Coggins convicted of killing Daniel "Mack" Smith

Posted: 03/23/2006 - A Columbia County jury found a 24-year-old man guilty of murder today in the 2001 stabbing death of the husband of Ashley Smith, the woman who was credited with helping to capture Atlanta's courthouse shooting suspect last year.

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South Carolina moves towards 12-year school bus replacement cycle

Posted: 03/23/2006 - Wednesday, South Carolina's Senate Education Committee approved a bill to require the state to replace its school buses every 12 years. The Education Department says it needs to buy up to 400 new buses each year at about $60,000 each to support a 12-year replacement cycle.

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Charges against Barry Tabor dropped

Posted: 03/22/2006 - Charges against Barry Tabor in the Mack Smith murder trial have been dropped due to lack of evidence. The prosecution rested its case without calling Ashley Smith to the stand.

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