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Augusta NAACP crying foul over election changes

Updated: 10/24/2013 - "We are not going to be hoodwinked in the process. This is a mechanism to suppress minority participation," said Augusta NAACP President Dr. Charles Smith.

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Potential for 'school' penny tax still facing long odds

Updated: 10/22/2013 - Aiken County School Board members are drawing up the plans for a possible penny sales tax. On Tuesday night, board members voted unanimously to schedule a meeting with local state representatives and senators to get the ball rolling.

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AHA officials: We are doing our job!

Updated: 10/21/2013 - "The Housing Authority is doing a portion of the training. You know clearly it's not enough training," said Commissioner Alvin Mason.

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Should Augusta leaders cut services or raise taxes?

Updated: 10/18/2013 - "What level of service do you want? Do you want the Cadillac level of service? You will have to pay for it. Do you want the Volkswagen level of service which is what we have now," said Commissioner Corey Johnson.

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Augusta could have to pay thousands in legal fees

Updated: 10/17/2013 - A company that sued the city of Augusta is now asking for more than $400,000 in damages. The city disputes those charges and says based on a judges order the company Meritian Health may get closer to $30,000.

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Lawyer: Controversial traffic stop could have big consequences

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Updated: 10/16/2013 - News 12 first showed you the video of a controversial Wagener traffic stop. A town councilman's son was caught speeding and allegedly driving under the influence. But he was let go and given a warning only. Now, a legal expert believes this simple stop could have big consequences.

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Augusta City employees could get $1,500 raise next year

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Updated: 10/16/2013 - City Administrator Fred Russell gave leaders a first look at next year's budget. It includes raises for city employees. The budget actually has eight million dollars more in recommendations from last year.

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Are you ready for a new rain tax?

Updated: 10/16/2013 - Commissioner Wayne Guilfoyle says folks in his district should get a discount or not pay at all, but others say, not so fast, we're all in this together.

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Low teenager turnout for DJJ town hall meeting

Updated: 10/15/2013 - Commissioner Avery Niles held a town hall meeting for teenagers hoping they would come with questions about the law and changes that affect them. News12 was at the meeting and the turn out was not what some expected.

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Mayor: SLED will not investigate controversial traffic stop

Updated: 10/11/2013 - The weekend traffic stop of a councilman's son is stirring even more controversy. On the tape, the officer says the man is Driving Under the Influence multiple times, but the man simply got a warning for speeding. For the first time, the town's mayor is talking about the case on camera.

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Augusta's Riverwalk will get a $1 million facelift

Updated: 10/10/2013 - There was public outcry to cleanup the area, after Ashley Solesbee and Wesley Spires were attacked on the Riverwalk in May. News12 then shed some light on the lack of working street lamps and visibility along the river.

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