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Reporting Sex Crimes

Updated: 10/21/2005 - Six Greenbrier High School students face charges ranging from statutory rape to aggravated molestation, even fornication. Columbia County gets at least twelve reports just like this every year. Ninety percent never get brought to police.

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Knox Avenue Traffic

Updated: 10/21/2005 - North Augusta’s new Lowe’s is close to completion. But that means more traffic on one of the city’s busiest roads. That’s why the area is in for some major changes. News 12 is on your side with what these changes could mean for your drive home from work.

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Garden City Classic Tailgate

Updated: 10/21/2005 - It’s a rivalry that dates back 40 years and Friday the Lucy Laney Wildcats square off against the TW Josey Eagles. News 12 has more on the Garden City Classic and what some are calling the area’s biggest football rivalry.

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Fair Providing Funding

Updated: 10/21/2005 - The Western Carolina State Fair is more than just games. It’s also providing donations for Aiken County civic groups. News 12 is on your side with how the fair is helping out volunteer organizations.

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Teammates Respond to Charges Against Rice

Updated: 10/21/2005 - As Reggie Rice and Shadrick Harris remain behind bars Thursday night, their friends and teammates are still shocked at the allegations. News 12 spoke with one of Rice’s close friends.

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Sexual Peer Pressure

Updated: 10/20/2005 - Experts say that on average teenagers begin to feel pressure to have sex around age thirteen. News 12 is on your side with why the peer pressure may be biologically difficult to resist at this age.

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Aiken After Hours

Updated: 10/20/2005 - The Swan Antique Mall moved to downtown Aiken a year ago. Owner Elaine Yarson still works to gain exposure by participating in the new Aiken After Hours.

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Raising Money for Augusta Youth Center

Updated: 10/20/2005 - Help is on the way for the Augusta Youth Center. The Center is broke and on the verge of having to close their doors. But News 12, UPN Augusta and Radio One radio stations answered the call for help.

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New Zoning Rules in Columbia County

Updated: 06/07/2006 - Columbia County’s new zoning laws are stirring up controversy among some local business owners. Tuesday night commissioners voted unanimously on new zoning laws for Furys Ferry Road and parts of Washington Road.

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Salvation Army Applying for Grant

Updated: 10/19/2005 - The application is complete and the Salvation Army plans to send the paperwork in next Friday, which will put them in line to compete for $65 million from the Kroc Center.

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TIF Meeting in Aiken County

Updated: 10/19/2005 - Hundreds show up, waiting for word on funding for a new development in Aiken County. So many showed up that dozens were forced to listen and watch from nearby conference rooms or even stand outside.

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Renewed Insurance Needed for Rescue Divers

Updated: 10/18/2005 - They search for drowning victims and find criminal evidence at the bottom of lakes and rivers. And the future of their largest rescue boat they’ll use in the coming winter months depends on Tuesday night’s commission meeting.

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Mother of Suspected Weekend Gunman Speaks Out

Updated: 10/18/2005 - One big question – did the two young men have any problems before? Only on 12, the suspect’s mother speaks out. News 12 has new information about what lead to their deadly confrontation.

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Neighbors Tour Chemical Plants

Updated: 10/18/2005 - After January’s train crash and chlorine spill in Graniteville, other people living close to chemical plants grew concerned. But the major plants in East Augusta want to reassure their neighbors that they have nothing to worry about.

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Taxpayers Fighting Bond Stir Up A Crowd

Updated: 10/18/2005 - A packed house is expected Tuesday in the Aiken County Council Chambers as council members vote on a bond. Builders of a new Aiken County development want to use that bond to pay for its streets and water connection.

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Arrest in Weekend Party Shooting

Updated: 10/18/2005 - Two days after a fatal shooting at a party for teenagers, officers make an arrest. Monday afternoon, deputies arrested and charged 18-year-old Terrence Hanna with murder.

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Schools Fail No Child Left Behind

Updated: 10/17/2005 - Many Columbia County parents are just finding out some schools did not make the requirements under the federal No Child Left Behind Act last spring. News 12 is on your side with ways they plan to turn things around.

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New Aiken Businesses Bring Jobs

Updated: 10/17/2005 - More than a dozen new and expanding businesses are opening in Aiken in the coming months. And they’re bringing hundreds of jobs along with them. News 12 is on your side with how this is filling a big need.

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Weekend Shooting at Teen Party

Updated: 10/17/2005 - Twenty-four hours after a deadly shooting in Augusta, police are still looking for the person who pulled the trigger. It all started at the Augusta Inn and Conference Center on Stevens Creek Road near I-20.

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Wheelchair Accomodation Problems

Updated: 10/17/2005 - Hundreds of students and their families gathered at North Augusta High School on Saturday for a battle of the bands. It’s the second annual music festival, but one spectator ran into problems again .

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Attendance Policy Exceptions

Updated: 10/14/2005 - In Columbia County, the school attendance policy is a hot topic. The county’s new state-mandated attendance policy for this year allows for only two excused absences. But this short notice is a problem for some families who are planning vacations.

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Middle School Scuffle

Updated: 10/14/2005 - A scuffle at Tubman Middle School leaves one student with a broken arm. But it wasn’t two students. According to one boy, a school employee is the one who broke the student’s arm.

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Showing Support For MOX

Updated: 10/14/2005 - The Savannah River Site is taking on the war on terror. They broke ground Friday for a Mixed Oxide Fuel plant at the site. The only catch, MOX isn’t definitely coming yet.

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Changes for CSRA Classic

Updated: 10/14/2005 - Its founder has been convicted of fraud and conspiracy, but the 13th Annual CSRA Football Classic must go on. It was a minor setback but Classic board members say the charity that provides high school seniors with scholarship money is bouncing back.

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Car Theives Targeting Aiken's Southside

Updated: 10/14/2005 - Aiken neighbors are being targeted by car thieves. One was hit last week and two more Wednesday night. So what can you do to keep them from getting inside your vehicle?

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