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60 Firefighters Lose Jobs

Updated: 10/11/2005 - About 60 firefighters will lose their jobs with North Columbia Fire and Rescue. News 12 is on your side with why Columbia County is eliminating the fire department in Appling.

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Fort Gordon Soldiers Back From Gulf Coast

Updated: 10/11/2005 - Dozens of soldiers at Fort Gordon are enjoying a night in their own bed after more than a month in the hurricane-ravaged region. News 12 is on your side with more on how their trip might become the norm.

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Campaign Signs Vandalized

Updated: 01/10/2007 - The election is about a month away and campaign signs for the District 5 commission race are being knocked down and vandalized. Both candidates think they know what is happening. News 12 is on your side to explain what both sides have to say.

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Man Walking Across the Country Carrying a Cross

Updated: 10/11/2005 - A man from North Carolina is walking the nation with a cross to spread his message. News 12 caught up with him today to find out where he’s heading and why.

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New Government Vehicles Save Tax Dollars

Updated: 10/10/2005 - Columbia County is looking to get rid of gas-guzzling vehicles because of the rising prices. They met Monday to discuss replacing the vehicles they have now with ones that are more fuel-efficient.

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Holiday Giving?

Updated: 10/10/2005 - This week the Salvation Army will be taking applications for those people who may need assistance with Christmas this year. But News 12 tells you why holiday giving could be on the decline.

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Police Investigating Richmond Co. Shooting

Posted: 10/10/2005 - It was a rude awakening for some people in one East Augusta neighborhood. Just after 1:30 Monday morning a man was shot to death off Dunns Lane. News 12 is on your side with what police are doing about drug activity in the area.

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Gov. Sanford Cycles for SC Health

Updated: 10/10/2005 - It’s a big question looming over South Carolina’s governor. Forty percent of contributions for his re-election campaign are from outside the state. News 12 is on your side, posing the question to Sanford as he cycles out of Aiken.

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Getting Kids Excited about Science

Updated: 10/10/2005 - Say ‘science and math’ and some kids run scared. But News 12 is on your side with some ways educators are getting kids jazzed about those very subjects.

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News 12 Sits Down with Ashley Smith

Updated: 10/07/2005 - She’s on a whirlwind tour, appearing on every show from Oprah to Larry King Live. But Friday afternoon News 12 caught up with Ashley back here at home to find out what’s most important to her now.

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Columbia County Pet Adoption

Updated: 10/07/2005 - Columbia County Animal Control is cutting its adoption rates in half Friday and Saturday to encourage people to bring home a new pet. About twenty animals sit in cages waiting to go home with a new family.

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Henry Howard Remembered

Updated: 10/07/2005 - It was dark and dreary outside Good Shepherd Baptist Church Friday afternoon. But inside, spirits were upbeat as hundreds gathered to remember Georgia State Representative Henry Howard.

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Rainy Weather for Weekend Festivals

Updated: 10/07/2005 - Many festivals are kicking off Friday night. So will the rain be an issue with attendance? News 12 has more on what organizers plan to do if it rains on their parade.

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The Local Job Front

Updated: 10/07/2005 - South Carolina is scoring poorly on its job growth. A new report ranks the Palmetto State 50th in the nation. News 12 is on your side with how it could impact your job hunt.

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Water Bill to Rise Next Month

Posted: 10/07/2005 - If you live in Columbia County your water bill goes up next month. The increase is just a dollar, but it all adds up to keep the Savannah River clean.

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Tough Times for Augusta Youth Center

Updated: 10/06/2005 - These are tough times for the Augusta Youth Center. Tuesday, they got a $5,000 donation, but now that money is gone. News 12 is on your side to show you why the center may have to close if more money doesn’t come in soon.

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World Target Shoot Comes to Edgefield

Posted: 10/06/2005 - It’s the World Championship for Still Target Shooting. And starting this year, the annual event will be in Edgefield at the National Wild Turkey Federation.

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Tropical Storm Tammy Brings Rain to CSRA

Updated: 10/06/2005 - Tropical Storm Tammy has died out, but not before she dumped heavy showers of rain onto the CSRA Thursday. And while there wasn’t any flooding, city officials worry that another system will drop more rain.

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Long Lines for Free Chick-Fil-A

Updated: 10/06/2005 - How far would you go for a chicken sandwich? You might be surprised at what some students are doing and it’s all feeding into the local economy.

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Convent Robbery

Updated: 10/05/2005 - Robberies are among the most common crimes we see. What’s unusual in the story we’re following today is who the victims are and what was stolen.

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Bass Tournament Brings Big Bucks

Posted: 10/05/2005 - New money is on its way to Columbia County. Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday night to bring in a competitive bass fishing circuit.

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Lay-Offs' Ripple Effect

Updated: 10/05/2005 - The pain of 350 layoffs at Avondale Mills is being felt throughout Aiken County, and not just among mill workers. Most of the businesses in Graniteville count on Avondale’s workers for their livelihood.

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Daycares Increase Fees

Updated: 10/05/2005 - The rise in fuel costs is making it hard for everyone, even daycare centers. As News 12 reports, many centers have had to go up on their fees in order to continue operating their vehicles.

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Avondale Mills Announces Layoffs

Updated: 10/05/2005 - There’s more bad new for Graniteville as Avondale Mills announces it’s laying off 350 workers. The company says it’s a direct result of the train wreck and chlorine spill last January.

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Columbia Co. Transit Fare Increase

Updated: 06/07/2006 - High gas prices may mean a rate increase for Columbia County Public Transit. Commissioner will consider a plan to increase fares to help get them back on budget.

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