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How the federal shutdown is affecting local governments

Updated: 10/24/2013 - All non-essential federal employees are being furloughed and those showing up to work are still not being paid. Local leaders say a short-term shut down will not affect state and local governments as much.

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Loan request, Motorola's pitch on the docket for commissioners

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Updated: 09/29/2013 - Some Augusta Commissioners want a special meeting to look over the plans and others don't. Commissioner Bill Lockett warns his colleagues they could be breaking the law by and not giving other companies the same attention.

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Gas tax could be hiked to benefit S.C. roads and bridges

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Updated: 09/29/2013 - South Carolina has the second lowest gas tax in the nation. Lawmakers haven't voted to raise it in 26 years. But now, a bill at the Statehouse might do just that, and as News 12's Chad Mills found out, that hike could spark fierce debate.

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After helicopter policy change, Aiken Co. firefighters focus on training

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Updated: 03/21/2014 - Aiken County volunteer firefighters have a new power, and with it, big responsibilities. After a major policy change, they can now call in a helicopter easier to help you in an emergency. Tonight, in a News 12 special assignment, Chad Mills joins the men and women first-responders in training to find out how they're preparing to implement the change.

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Group needs $2.9 million in donations for 3 Aiken museums

Updated: 09/26/2013 - As North Augusta builds Project Jackson, Aiken has its own plan. Three museums are on the horizon for Downtown Aiken. Right now, a new group just needs some help. It's trying to raise almost $3 million.

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Dennis Williams running for commission

Updated: 09/26/2013 - Retired Department of Veterans Affairs employee Dennis Williams is looking to fill the District 2 commission seat.

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Commissioners eye $11 million technology upgrade

Updated: 09/24/2013 - "If it would have become a very hazardous situation, we couldn't go directly to them unless we issued them radios or cell phones," Sheriff Richard Roundtree.

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