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Only on 12: Flash responds to arena firing

Updated: 03/07/2008 - It was a special called meeting to iron out problems. It ended with arena general manager Flash Gordon being fired. His contract was set to expire in December. News 12s Chris Thomas sits down for an exclusive interview with Flash.

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Coliseum authority fires manager

Updated: 03/07/2008 - On a 5-4 vote, the Authority board voted to fire general manager Robert "Flash" Gordon from his jobs as James Brown Arena and Bell Auditorium manager.

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Cell phone towers can be higher

Posted: 03/06/2008 - Cell phone towers in Aiken County are going up, up and up. The County Council passed a new county ordinance.

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CADI training in downtown Augusta

Posted: 03/06/2008 - News 12 first told you CADI's are coming to downtown Augusta. They'll be riding segways. It's not about golf. C.A.D.I. stands for Clean Augusta Downtown Initiative.

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Disabled may be paying more for cab rides

Posted: 03/05/2008 - Does the cost of a cab ride depend on the person who's riding? News 12 has learned that disabled people in Augusta may be paying more to get around.

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City will take responsibility for tree damage

Updated: 03/04/2008 - The city of Augusta Risk Management Department says the city is taking responsibility for the tree that fell on three homes, and that an independent adjuster will determine the damages.

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New GOP tax plan targets car tag tax

Posted: 03/04/2008 - Days after Democrats vowed to vote as a bloc against House Speaker Glenn Richardson's tax plan, the Republic overhauled the measure in hopes it will earn the 120 votes it needs.

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Augusta Commission Rundown - March 4, 2008

Updated: 03/04/2008 - A loaded agenda: dog park for downtown Augusta, Marion Williams is back, taxes on the rise, and changes on the Coliseum Authority.

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SC cigarette tax could rise

Posted: 03/03/2008 - A big battle is shaping up in South Carolina over plans to raise the state cigarette tax. The Senate is considering adding 45 cents per pack to the current tax of seven cents.

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DFACS head quits

Posted: 03/03/2008 - Georgia's top child welfare official is quitting. Mary Dean Harvey, the head of the state Division of Family and Children Services (DFACS), is stepping down at the end of April.

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Perdue backs McCain

Posted: 03/03/2008 - Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue has endorsed Arizona Senator John McCain for President. Perdue is set to host a fundraiser for McCain Thursday.

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New company means 350 jobs for Augusta

Updated: 09/16/2009 - News 12 first told you about a new business bringing up to 350 jobs to Augusta. The company is called TelePerformance, a new call center with a medical twist.

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Third Georgia congressman to support Obama

Posted: 02/28/2008 - Representative John Barrow of Savannah became the third Georgia Democrat this month to announce his support forBarack Obama's presidential campaign.

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Ga congressman dumps Clinton for Obama

Posted: 02/27/2008 - Civil rights leader John Lewis has dropped his support for Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential bid in favor of Barack Obama.

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Bill aimed at online sexual predators

Posted: 02/28/2008 - State Representative Hardie Davis (D-Augusta) is sponsoring a bill in the Georgia Legislature to protect children from online sexual predators.

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Racy photos get mayor fired

Posted: 02/27/2008 - The mayor of a small Oregon town has been recalled after she posted photos of herself in a bikini next to a firetruck on MySpace.com.

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Grant for Historic Augusta

Posted: 02/27/2008 - Historic Augusta is getting a $120,000 matching grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Only on 12: Coliseum Candidate Profile

Updated: 02/27/2008 - As News 12 first told you, Julie Huggins is the top candidate for the facilities manager position at the James Brown Arena. Now we share a little bit about her.

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Changes at the Augusta Coliseum Authority

Updated: 02/27/2008 - A plan is in the works to hire a new facilities manager, the attorney was re-hired, and audits are planned, but is it enough to keep state leaders from stepping in?

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