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Church, District Attorney team up to help offenders

Updated: 10/10/2013 - It's a program called "One Church, One Goal: A Chance to Change". They're asking local churches and community groups to help sponsor those who need a little extra help.

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Another Tuberculosis scare at a Richmond County School

Updated: 10/08/2013 - Tuesday night leaders at AR Johnson Magnet School discussed a health concern after one person tests positive for Tuberculosis. School officials aren't commenting other than saying they're following CDC protocol and any other info must come the health department. Before Tuesday nights meeting started News 12 is on your side with what doctors say you need to be aware of.

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New homes could be coming to Olde Town, but some say don't bring them

Updated: 10/08/2013 - It's been four years in the making and on Monday a group wanting to help house people with disabilities might have jumped its last hurdle. A non-profit wants to build 7 homes in Olde Town, but neighbors there are saying wait a minute something's sneaky here. News 12 on your side with both sides of the debate.

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Driver who hit 10-year-old will not face charges

Updated: 10/07/2013 - A child is still in the hospital after being hit by a car. Officers say 10-year-old Jamario Sanders was dropped off in the middle lane of a busy street and was attempting to cross Meadowbrook Drive when he was hit. News12 went back to the scene and talked to neighbors who say speeding there is nothing new, and many are still trying to understand why someone would let a child cross a street alone.

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Cherry Tree residents still have questions about demolition

Updated: 10/06/2013 - The group the 100 Black Women of Augusta held a seminar on Saturday to help families that are still in the dark about where they will live after the demolition begins at the Cherry Tree Housing Complex next year.

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Boy Scout troop's trailer stolen out of church parking lot

Updated: 10/04/2013 - Troop 40 is based at Oakey Grove Baptist Church in Evans. For months, they've left their trailer with all their equipment locked up in the corner of the lot, but the spot now sits empty after thieves stole the trailer during choir practice at the church.

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Dogs attack woman and bite her 5 times

Updated: 10/02/2013 - A woman attacked by 2 neighborhood dogs is speaking out. It comes just days after officers in North Augusta shot and killed another dog that had gotten loose over the weekend; but in this case the victim felt like Aiken County Animal Control wasn't taking her seriously until she called News 12.

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Flu cases on the rise in both GA and SC

Updated: 10/01/2013 - The flu is officially on both sides of the river. Monday official confirmation in South Carolina. And last week University Hospital in Augusta reported 10 cases. Two of those patients ended up in ICU. News12 is on your side with why experts say you need to get a shot this year and why it's not as bad as you might think.

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Parts of ObamaCare kickoff Tuesday

Updated: 09/30/2013 - In a couple of days the Affordable Care Act may take its biggest step yet. On October 1st an online health insurance exchange would be open to every state. News12 has a break down on what that means and how young women's coverage can change. On Tuesday you'll be able to compare prices and benefits you want for health insurance, and one group has a lot to gain mothers.

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Mother, son defy odds and graduate together with PhDs

Updated: 09/28/2013 - She got pregnant at age 13. He dropped out of high school at 16. But just last month the mother and son walked across the stage together, earning their PhDs. It was a day they never thought they'd see.

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Columbia County State of the Community Address focuses on growth

Legislative breakfast

Updated: 09/27/2013 - Since 2010 Columbia County has added 7-thousand people. Thursday night community leaders came together to talk about what it's meant for the area and what the future holds. Topics included a new downtown for Grovetown and potential expansion at Ft. Gordon.

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Big events bring big money to City of Augusta

Updated: 09/24/2013 - The Iron Man Competition is coming up this weekend and athletes have been training for months--some even non stop since last year's event. The competition will bring thousands of competitors ready to spend money. News12 spoke with Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver to look at the numbers and how the event helps the whole area.

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New credit monitoring company for SC taxpayers

Updated: 09/23/2013 - South Carolina's second contract for state-paid monitoring offers taxpayers affected by last fall's massive hacking at the Department of Revenue more identity theft services at a lower cost.

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Engineering Department asks for more money, more employees

Updated: 09/20/2013 - As the rain fell all summer long, we all got a good look at one of Augusta's biggest problems; the aging infrastructure. Sinkholes and flooding put the spotlight on the Engineering Department. Today, they asked for more money and more employees to fix the problems.

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Harlem Public Safety Chief making big improvements

Updated: 09/17/2013 - In the past month the department has received grants for new body cameras, bulletproof vests and tag readers. They've also had a golf cart donated and local businesses gave money to buy a utility trailer. It's all a part of Gary Jones' plan to turn the department around.

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Problems continue for Augusta apartment complex

Updated: 09/16/2013 - The lack of lighting isn't the the only problem at Avery Pointe. Trash overflows from the dumpsters, and overgrown weeds have brought unwanted guests. Some tenants don't have working A/C, and the list continues.

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Teacher says he deserves over 50k in back pay

Updated: 09/13/2013 - A Richmond County Science Teacher and Army Reservist who says the school system owes him more than $50,000 could be a step closer to getting a check. Earlier this week, the Department of Labor, sent a letter to the Richmond Co. Board of Education looking for answers

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Sheriff and Fire Chief ask for pay raises for employees

Updated: 09/13/2013 - Both the sheriff and the fire chief asked five percent raises for employees. They say the employees have not had a raise in five years and cost of living has increased. It also keeps them from being competitive around the state.

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Local man one of "New York's Strongest"

Updated: 09/11/2013 - James Knight's story begins one day after the tragedy, on September 12th. He was a New York sanitation worker who spent nine months clearing the debris at Ground Zero. He says it's sight and a smell he will never forget.

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