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If Deke Copenhaver Wins...

Updated: 11/08/2005 - Candidate Deke Copenhaver wants to start giving the mayor more power if he wins tomorrow. The candidate with the most difficult name to say is doing all he can to get people to remember it.

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Fighting for SPLOST

Updated: 11/08/2005 - We’re less than an hour away from learning if voters have changed the way they feel about a Special Local Option Sales Tax. Some of the projects the one-cent sales tax will be used for are a new jail, courthouse and new library.

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Special Assignment: Augusta Gangs

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Crime and violence where you live, due in part to gang activity in Augusta. But the traditional gang isn’t necessarily what you’ll find here. News 12 is on your side with how police are cracking down on gang-related crimes in your area.

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Bricks Thrown at Cars on Halloween

Updated: 11/08/2005 - Teenagers are notorious for pulling pranks, especially on Halloween. And police say that’s exactly what happened last Monday night, expect this time it could’ve killed someone.

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Last Minute Campaigning for Mayoral Candidates

Updated: 11/07/2005 - Tuesday is Election Day and the four candidates for mayor will spend the final hours trying to get every vote they can. News 12 is on your side to show you how they’re spending the last moments on the campaign trail.

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Alcohol Sales up for Debate

Updated: 11/07/2005 - You may soon be able to buy alcohol in Grovetown on Sundays. That’s up to a vote Tuesday and this is stirring up a debate. News 12 is on your side with why some think this will bring much-needed business to the area, and others think it’s morally wrong.

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Tornado Warning Device

Updated: 11/07/2005 - The tornados have put a spotlight on overnight storms while many people are asleep. News 12 is on your side with more on a device that, if implemented, could help save your life.

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Soldiers Return Home to Fort Gordon

Updated: 11/07/2005 - It’s a day nearly 365 days in the making. 300 members of Fort Gordon’s 297th Military Intelligence Battalion returned home Saturday. News 12 has more from the emotional homecoming.

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School Bus Stabbing

Updated: 11/04/2005 - News 12 has learned the five Hephzibah high school students involved in a school bus stabbing will be suspended for ten days. On Friday, the parent of Shanice Scott, the student stabbed, met with Hephzibah High Principal Dr. Veta New.

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Phelon Shooting Repsonders Remeber The 'Intense' Day

Updated: 11/04/2005 - It was September 15, 1997 at about 3:00 in the afternoon as shifts changed at R.E. Phelon when Hastings Wise stormed in. This former employee was fired about a month before for his temper.

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A First Listen To 911 Tapes During 1997 Phelon Shooting

Updated: 11/04/2005 - Only on 12, we’re hearing for the first time the 9-1-1 calls from people inside the Phelon Plant during Wise’s shooting. The calls reveal the fear workers inside the building experienced.

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5 Under 35: Dr. Seretha Williams

Posted: 11/04/2005 - It’s her second award ever in her life, and she’s grateful for it. Lounge Magazine recently gave Dr. Seretha Williams the 5 Under 35 Award. It’s for her dedication and hard work in the community. News 12 follows her to the place where you can clearly see it.

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Special Assignment: Kids and Cosmetic Surgery

Updated: 02/01/2007 - It’s a choice not all parents would agree with: putting your child through two hours of surgery for the sake of appearance. But News 12 found one family who did just that to avoid bullying later on. News 12 is on your side with how Otoplasty changed a little boy’s life.

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Flu Shots Running Low at Local Pharmacies

Updated: 01/11/2007 - Aiken County is starting to run low on flu shots. On Wednesday, News 12 was the first to tell you Richmond and Columbia Counties ran out of flu shots. Now local pharmacies are having to cancel their clinics, too.

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Hazardous Materials on the Road

Updated: 11/03/2005 - A new plan describes a way to help the hundreds of companies in the CSRA that ship hazardous materials on the highways prevent problems.

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Dragstrip Noise Ordinance

Updated: 06/07/2006 - A dragstrip could be coming to Augusta as early as next year. News 12 is on your side to explain what the city is doing to control the noise it will bring.

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Leak Cleanup Continues in East Augusta

Updated: 11/03/2005 - The smell is worse than the actual problem. The smelly water leaking from a tank off of Preps Phillips Drive near Old Town is not hazardous. Firefighters noticed the leak earlier this week when neighbors began calling them about a foul smell.

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5 Under 35: Reverend Otis Moss III

Updated: 11/03/2005 - He’s bringing a very real message to the people in front of him. Reverend Otis Moss III is another 5 Under 35 winner we’re getting to know. At Tabernacle Baptist Church, he’s reaching people of all ages and even in places you wouldn’t expect.

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Flu Vaccine Shortage

Updated: 01/11/2007 - The flu season has just barely begun, so why are both Columbia and Richmond Counties out of the vaccine already? Health Team 12 is on your side with when you can expect the next delivery.

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Murder Trial Delayed

Updated: 11/02/2005 - The two men arrested for killing Ashley Smith’s husband were just told their trial will be pushed back to at least January. It was supposed to start next Monday. Mac Smith died in 2001, but police had a tough time at first because of a lack of evidence.

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Local Farmer Not Concerned with Bird Flu

Updated: 11/02/2005 - You can add travel restrictions to the list of possibilities when it comes to the bird flu. President Bush has a $7 billion plan to stockpile vaccines and help state and local governments prepare. News 12 is on your side with a closer look at what local chicken farmers say about this growing fear.

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Unfair Punishment?

Updated: 11/02/2005 - A confrontation after a high school football game leaves parents wondering if the punishment was just for all students. And as News 12 reports, some parents say the code of conduct is not being applied fairly to all students.

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5 Under 35: Rumame Samuels

Updated: 11/03/2005 - She’s 29 and spends almost every day of the week helping others in the community. Rumame Samuels is one of Lounge Magazine’s 5 Under 35 winners, picked for her positive impact on the people around her.

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Columbia Co. Consolidates Fire Departments

Updated: 06/07/2006 - Columbia County commissioners have voted unanimously to combine Columbia County’s fire departments. News 12 is on your side with how this may improve coverage where you live.

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Lingering Oil Smell in Augusta

Updated: 11/02/2005 - They’re working right now to get rid of a lingering smell in Augusta. News 12 is on your side with the cleanup to get rid of the smell. For the people who live and work in the area, it’s been a bad day of guessing what could make it smell so bad.

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