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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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Families living without water for a month

Updated: 12/28/2013 - Several of her neighbors in Warrenville are dealing with the same thing, after they say their landlord stopped paying the water bill. Her landlord said a leak at one home caused the water bill to sky rocket to more than 400 dollars and he hasn't been able to pay it off, but without a lease there's not much anyone can do.

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Last minute shoppers fill the stores

Updated: 12/24/2013 - Last minute shoppers started early and have crowded stores all day long. Tuesday is the last day to make sure all those presents are under your tree. Many stores close early Tuesday night, starting at 6pm.

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Not all neighbors agree with Project Jackson lawsuit

Updated: 12/13/2013 - The River Club Homeowner's Association filed the suit over the financing plan for Project Jackson. It names the city of North Augusta, the mayor, and the city council as defendants, but not everyone agrees with the filing of the lawsuit.

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Airman surprises wife at USCA graduation

Updated: 12/13/2013 - It was all smiles and tears as the Airman walked on stage while his wife received her diploma. Airmen Michael Peterson has been in training at his Air Force base in Florida for 6 months. He left three days after they got married and hasn't seen her since.

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SC gun owners getting Utah permits

Updated: 12/06/2013 - Right now, South Carolina has reciprocity with 20 states meaning your South Carolina permit is accepted there. Nearby states Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi are not on the list. But the state of Utah may have a solution. With a Utah concealed weapons you can carry your weapon in 35 states.

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