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Local playwright brings conversation about domestic violence to stage

Updated: 05/30/2014 - Local radio host Miss Monique from Power 107 has written a play called 'Unavailable.' It focuses on the issue of domestic violence. It hits the stage May 31st, but those involved are hoping the effects are felt for a long time after.

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GRU to study oil extracted from marijuana with MOU signing

Updated: 05/27/2014 - The State of Georgia, GW Pharmaceuticals, and Georgia Regents University-Augusta announced they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to study GW’s investigational cannabidiol (CBD) product Epidiolex® in the treatment of children with medication-resistant epilepsies, according to a release.

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Dog attacks 4-year-old; Sheriff says charges won't be filed

Updated: 05/14/2014 - A 4-year-old was playing in a family friend's yard. A dog named Zeus was tied to a tree, but that didn't stop him from sinking his teeth into her cheek. Her family wants to know why the dog isn't being put down.

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Buzzards cause neighborhood hundreds in property damage

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Updated: 05/12/2014 - Neighbors have spotted buzzards in their yards and on the roofs of their homes and cars in Edgefield. Vultures are federally protected birds of prey, so you can't kill them. The pests are causing a lot of property damage.

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Richmond County students scoring below state wide average in AP testing

Updated: 05/04/2014 - The group who sets the standard for Richmond County students isn't too happy about certain test scores. A Board of Education retreat that was supposed to wrap up Saturday, finished a day earlier because everything was covered in the 6 hour meeting Friday. One of the topics was low AP test scores and now board members say educators need to go back to the drawing board.

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New website hopes to help lower risk of sexual assault

Updated: 05/01/2014 - The problem of sexual assault hits close to home. Since October, Safe Homes of Augusta has helped nearly 1,000 teens involved in dating violence. A new website called KiteString hopes to help women from becoming victims.

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Superintendent on new search: There's disappointment, but I respect the board's decision

Updated: 03/27/2014 - Our area's largest school system is now looking for a new superintendent. Monday night Richmond County board members voted not to renew Dr. Frank Roberson's contract. Members met behind closed doors for more than 2 hours, before making it official. News 12 was at the meeting where an 8 to 1 vote opened up the search for a new superintendent. Dr. Roberson's contact will end in August.

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Teacher who cuts student's shirt with scissors gets support

Updated: 03/17/2014 - A middle school teacher on leave, who says cutting a student's shirt with scissors was a joke, is now getting support. News 12 talked to the mother of a former student who says the teacher, Thurston Williams, should face a punishment, but should not lose his job or face criminal charges with the sheriff's office that the victim's mother told News 12 she is asking for.

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Popular spot to dig worms threatens road

Updated: 01/24/2014 - Fishermen in Burke County have come to a little ditch on Fulcher Street for years to find a healthy supply of night crawlers for bait. Unfortunately, the tradition has started to eat away the dirt underneath the road and is causing it to crumble away.

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Teen births drop in South Carolina

Posted: 01/17/2014 - An advocacy group reports the teen birth rate in South Carolina has dropped 47 percent in 20 years.

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