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Aiken County Doesn't Land Nuclear Reactor

Updated: 09/23/2005 - It’s not the economic news Aiken County leaders were hoping to hear. Nustart Energy is looking at other locations to build a nuclear power plant. And that means hundreds of jobs won’t be coming to Aiken County.

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Increase in Red Cross Volunteers for Hurricane Relief

Updated: 09/23/2005 - As Hurricane Rita prepares to come ashore, hurricane relief efforts are continuing on the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. So far, 138,000 Red Cross workers from all fifty states have responded and more are signing on each day.

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Real Estate Boom in Aiken County

Updated: 09/23/2005 - Seen a new home being built lately? A for sale sign? If you’re saying no, take a drive in Aiken County. News 12 shows you that contractors are breaking ground all over and one group is taking note.

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Richmond County Deputies in the Gulf

Updated: 09/22/2005 - Some Richmond County deputies are still helping to patrol the streets in Mississippi, leaving the sheriff’s office short-handed. News 12 is on your side with how officials are coping.

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Locals React to Consolidation

Updated: 06/07/2006 - Last night commissioners voted to move forward on combining Martinez and Evans into a city and consolidating them with the Columbia County government. People in Martinez and Evans have mixed feelings.

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Augusta Dragway?

Updated: 06/07/2006 - There’s one in Charlotte and one in Atlanta and now commissioners want to bring a National Dragway facility to Augusta. News 12 is on your side to show you how the new dragway could mean a boost in Augusta’s economy.

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Columbia County's Dam Failure and Flood Plan

Updated: 09/21/2005 - The levee failures in New Orleans have put the spotlight on disaster plans across America. And that includes one for Thurmond Dam. News 12 is on your side to explain the response in the event of a complete dam failure.

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New Housing for Seniors and Disabled

Updated: 01/11/2007 - An estimated 12 million renters and homeowners pay more than 50 percent of their annual incomes for housing. That is a lot, especially when you are on a fixed income. But Walton Rehab and the HUD are cutting the cost when it comes to housing for seniors with disabilities.

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First Polo Embryo Transfer Center in U.S. Opens in Aiken

Updated: 09/22/2005 - As Aiken’s polo community grows, some of the best technology is joining the community. This year, America’s first Polo Embryo Transfer Center opened in Aiken. And it’s improving the game of many Aiken polo players.

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Aiken Property Taxes Rise To Pay For Deputies

Updated: 09/21/2005 - The Aiken County Council voted last night to raise the county’s millage rate. Half of what the new property taxes are paying for is more law enforcement officers. News 12 is on your side to explain what you’re paying for.

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Lee Elder Helps Columbia County Commerce

Updated: 09/21/2005 - The first African-American to play in the Masters was back on a local golf course Tuesday. Golf legend Lee Elder flew all the way from San Diego to help raise money for the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.

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Local Restaurants Cook Lunch for Evacuees

Updated: 09/21/2005 - Relief for Hurricane Katrina victims continues in our area, but Tuesday’s free lunch at May Park hit a small snag. News 12 is on your side to sort through the donation drive.

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Gas Meter Safety

Posted: 09/20/2005 - A move Tuesday in Columbia County could make gas meters all over the state safer. The South Carolina Public Service Commission met Tuesday to consider tightening safety rules on a specific kind of gas meter.

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Early Morning Fire at Augusta Plant

Updated: 09/20/2005 - It could take days to be sure the fire is out at a large warehouse that caught fire in Augusta Tuesday morning. It’s the Christian Millworks Company near Molly Pond Road and Gordon Highway.

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Aiken County's Economy To Benefit From Hydrogen Car Research

Updated: 09/19/2005 - The future fuel might mean a brighter future for Aiken County’s economy. The Savannah River National Laboratory is teaming with Toyota to study hydrogen cars. News 12 is on your side with how this will benefit Aiken County’s economy.

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New 911 System in Aiken

Updated: 09/19/2005 - Minutes can be a matter of life and death for emergency responders. And now that the city of Aiken has a new 911 system in place, that time won’t be wasted. News 12 is on your side to show you how it works.

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DNA Life Print for Kids

Updated: 01/11/2007 - If your child were missing, would you be prepared? News 12 is on your side to show you what you can do to make sure you have all of your child’s critical information.

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Polo Tournament May Mean New Neighbors

Updated: 09/16/2005 - Aiken’s Gold Cup Polo Tournament continues this weekend. And the tournament is drawing more than fans, it could just mean a few new neighbors. News 12 is on your side to explain why such an elite tournament may mean big tax dollars for Aiken.

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Local Officers Leave for Mississippi

Updated: 09/16/2005 - We have seen recently the outpouring of people helping those affected by Hurricane Katrina by donating their money, their resources, or their time. Today, both Richmond and Columbia County sheriff’s offices sent deputies to the Gulf area.

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Evacuees Finding Jobs in Augusta Area

Updated: 09/16/2005 - One car dealership in Augusta is rolling out the welcome mat for those who worked at Walker Acura in New Orleans. Most of us know Cotton Flynn as the voice and face of Acura of Augusta. But to two New Orleans evacuees, they know him as a lifesaver.

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Fuel Shortage Affecting Ambulances

Updated: 01/11/2007 - If you need an ambulance in Aiken County, your choice of a hospital may be limited. News 12 is on your side with why a diesel fuel shortage is affecting care.

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FEMA Talks to Evacuees in Augusta

Updated: 09/16/2005 - Until now, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, was focusing all their efforts on the Gulf Coast. Now they’re fanning across the county, including Augusta. News 12 talks with agents as they answer to a room full of evacuees.

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Columbia County Consolidation

Updated: 09/15/2005 - Right now they are unincorporated communities in Columbia County. But Evans and Martinez may become cities. Right now they have a lot of questions about what it means to consolidate.

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Aiken County Bus Stops Changing

Updated: 09/15/2005 - Bus stops for some kids in Aiken County may be changing. As new kids move to the county, sometimes extra stops are added that really aren’t allowed. News 12 is on your side with why some bus stops will disappear.

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18 Evacuees Find New Home in Aiken

Updated: 09/15/2005 - For a lot of evacuees, it’s hard trying to start over when you’re being moved from one shelter to another. But a church in Aiken sent a van to Atlanta and brought back 18 people.

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