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Columbia County SPLOST projects start early

Posted: 01/08/2009 - It was a close vote, but Columbia County voters said yes to a one cent sales tax in November. The money doesn't go into effect until 2011, but you could start seeing some of the projects begin as soon as this year.

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Georgia lawmaker wants to look at sales tax

Posted: 01/08/2009 - State Sen. Jack Hill, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said Thursday the Georgia's sluggish sales tax receipts suggest that the state's system does not reflect how residents spend their money.

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Aiken County Council looks into salvage yard

Posted: 01/06/2009 - The Aiken County Council is ready to tackle some old ideas tonight in this new year. One of those ideas is looking at the right-of-way on Highway 1 at a salvage yard.

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Cagle: Not interested in new gun law

Posted: 01/05/2009 - Georgia's lieutenant governor says he doesn't like the idea of loosening the state's concealed weapons laws to allow guns in more public places.

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Motorists' habits spur call for tax increases

Posted: 01/02/2009 - Since motorists are driving fewer miles and buying less gasoline these days, the commission that oversees financing for transportation says it's time to raise the federal gas tax.

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An unbelievable 2008 for the Coliseum Authority

Updated: 12/31/2008 - We've been counting down to the New Year by looking at some of 2008's most memorable moments in Augusta. From run-ins with the law to back-to-back firings, the Augusta Coliseum Authority takes the cake.

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Unemployed in South Carolina will continue to get benefits

Updated: 09/16/2009 - Jobless South Carolina residents will continue to receive unemployment benefits. Gov. Mark Sanford on Wednesday announced he will request a federal loan of $146 million to pay the benefits though March.

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Augusta Commission hits and misses in 2008

Updated: 12/30/2008 - What words come to mind when we say Augusta commission? Be nice. Some new faces stepped to the plate this year. News 12's Chris Thomas has a look at the year's hits and misses.

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SC senator fined by Federal Election Commission

Updated: 12/22/2008 - The Federal Election Commission says U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint's campaign has agreed to pay $25,000 in fines for accepting donations that exceeded the legal limit.

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Where did the bailout money go?

Posted: 12/22/2008 - The Treasury Department has been dolling out cash to banks as part of the unprecedented financial bailout. But there's no system in place for monitoring what the banks are doing with the money.

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$600K goes to extra Housing Authority patrols; is it working?

Updated: 12/17/2008 - With so much controversy surrounding the Cherry Tree Crossing shooting, there's one group we haven't heard from until now. The Augusta Housing Authority is talking. Do you know the cost of making sure nothing like this ever happens?

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