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On Your Side: Personal care home shuts down

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Updated: 09/17/2009 - The owner of a Burke County personal care home says financial problems forced him to shut down. Now, nine veterans will have to be transferred to other homes. Employees just want to get paid for time they worked.

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On Your Side: Non-profit group promises free foreclosure help

Updated: 09/16/2009 - A non-profit company has vowed to take on the big guys -- banks and mortgage lenders -- to save you from foreclosure. Family Services is offering the program for free because of money they get from the stimulus package.

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Owner of Welsh Brothers Construction indicted

Brian Welsh

Updated: 09/16/2009 - Brian Welsh, the owner of Welsh Brothers Construction, was indicted for 10 counts of theft of services and 3 counts of conversion of payments for rental property improvements.

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On Your Side: Millen gutted by more layoffs

Updated: 09/16/2009 - The Cavalier Homes plant in Millen will shut down next month. Many of the 104 workers there have lost their jobs and the rest will leave in October. Town leaders say tax breaks were offered to the company but other factors were at work in leading to the closing.

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Augusta first-time homebuyers taking advantage of tax credit

Updated: 09/12/2009 - It's money meant to boost the housing market and get more people spending, but it's money with an expiration date. The federal tax credit for first time home buyers could earn you up to $8,000 dollars. News 12's is on your side with a resource here in Augusta that could give you even more bang for your buck.

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Aiken hydrogen houses could cost nothing to power

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Updated: 09/09/2009 - Chucker Creek Elementary students broke ground on a new kind of enery-efficient home in an Aiken subdivision. They may be the future but the home is being called a home of the present.

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On Your Side: Not many schools show President's speech

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Updated: 09/08/2009 - Principal Dr. Wayne Frazier had students take notes and answer questions. The goal was for them to brush up on speaking and writing skills. He hopes it will accomplish more, however: getting kids to work hard and stay in school.

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FDA requires faster food safety reporting

Posted: 09/08/2009 - The Food and Drug Administration unveiled a new electronic database where manufacturers must notify the government if one of their products is likely to cause sickness or death in people or animals.

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On Your Side: Robocalls dropped by FTC

Updated: 09/02/2009 - New telemarketing sales rules mean you shouldn't get those robocalls anymore. The Federal Trade Commission has stopped companies from making commercial telemarketing calls.

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On Your Side: Avoiding a life insurance crisis

David Chiera, financial advisor

Posted: 08/31/2009 - David Chiera calls it a crisis. But whether you get in trouble with your life insurance policy actually depends on you. The people scrambling to keep them going may have done one thing wrong.

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Six companies recall blinds, shades after deaths

Posted: 08/26/2009 - Six companies are recalling millions of window blinds and shades, following the deaths of three children who got caught in cords that move the coverings up and down.

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Last call for clunkers

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Some dealers have already bowed out of the program, out of fear they would have trouble getting reimbursed by the government.

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New water park makes for a cheap splash this summer

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Updated: 08/22/2009 - It's only been open a few months, but Augusta's first public water park has made quite a splash this summer. One reason is because it's so affordable. News 12 is on your side with some cheap and fun entertainment floating in your own backyard.

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