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Texas governor to meet with Obama on border crisis

Posted: 07/08/2014 - But House Speaker John Boehner says the proposal falls short. A spokesman says Boehner wants to see the National Guard used to provide "humanitarian support" in the areas that are affected.

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South Carolina Episcopalians take fight to court

Posted: 07/08/2014 - The national church wants the group, which calls itself the Diocese of South Carolina, to return $500 million in property. The churches say the land and buildings were paid for by members past and present and belong to them.

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Pope asks sex abuse victims for forgiveness, vows to hold bishops accountable

Posted: 07/07/2014 - In his homily, the pope didn't spell out just how he would hold bishops accountable -- and whether that would include firing bishops and other church leaders who systematically moved pedophile priests from parish to parish to avoid bringing shame upon the Catholic Church.

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Deal shakes up Ga. child welfare agency

Posted: 06/12/2014 - Amy Jacobs, currently a senior policy adviser at that office, will replace Cagle as interim commissioner of the Department of Early Care and Learning.

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Vitaminwater fans upset over new sweetener

Posted: 06/11/2014 - Fans of Vitaminwater are demanding that parent company Coca-Cola drop a new formula that uses stevia, a low-calorie sweetener known for its metallic aftertaste.

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Ga. department awarding life sciences grant

Posted: 06/05/2014 - Officials said Wednesday the grant is available to third, fourth and fifth grade teachers in public and private schools. Department officials say the grant is funded by the Environmental Resource Network, a friends group of the department's Nongame Conservation Section.

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Sleepy dog video goes viral

Updated: 06/04/2014 - A video of a sleep Great Dane puppy is picking up views fast on YouTube.

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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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