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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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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

Commission seal

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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