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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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Mosquitofish project working in abandoned pools

Updated: 09/11/2013 - Two months ago, the county teamed up with the Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy looking for a way to fix some of the worst mosquito problems in abandoned pools. After months of testing, they've found that mosquitofish may be their answer.

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Walmart opens new and different store in Martinez

Updated: 09/10/2013 - The retail giant Walmrt is bringing a new store to the area, but it's not another SuperCenter. News12 visited the company's neighborhood market store to see what this smaller grocery store can offer

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37th Annual Aiken's Makin draws large crowd on opening day

Updated: 09/06/2013 - Looking for something fun to do tomorrow? Head to Downtown Aiken for arts, crafts, food and good music. The first day of Aiken's Makin wrapped up Friday, but there is still plenty to do on Saturday.

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Second company looking to build halfway house in Laney Walker area

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Updated: 09/06/2013 - Just last month a Nebraska company asked to build a house on 7th street. Wednesday, a second company pitched their plans for a home on Taylor street. Though there are still a lot of questions some neighbors are warming up to the idea.

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Williston officer saves man from drowning

Updated: 09/03/2013 - A 26-year-old man is recovering after an accident left him trapped underwater and barely conscious inside his truck. Family members say Tommy Chambers would not be alive if it weren't for the quick action taken by a Williston police officer.

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Local church played role in Augusta's civil rights movement

Augusta Tabernacle Church

Posted: 08/28/2013 - The historic Tabernacle Baptist Church is celebrating 128 years of being involved in the community. The church and then-Pastor C. S. Hamilton played a huge role in Augusta's civil rights movement. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached there himself.

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Edgefield County Council members tour possible animal shelter sites

Edgefield County animal shelter

Updated: 08/28/2013 - Right now, every animal that needs a shelter in Edgefield County goes to Aiken County's shelter, but soon, that will change. The Edgefield County Council met Tuesday night to tour potential sites for the shelter. News 12 went along to take a look at the options.

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Greenway plans up and running in Columbia Co.

Columbia County Greenway

Updated: 08/28/2013 - A new phase of the greenway in Columbia County has members of the community talking. It'll add a little over 2 miles to the already existing greenway.

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Longtime Augusta pastor dies of cancer

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Updated: 08/27/2013 - Dr. Jake Malone, 65, was the associate pastor at the First Baptist Church of Augusta for 33 years. He also served as recreation minister, youth minister, senior adult minister and church administrator.

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