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Censured commissioner not happy with new ethics policy

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Updated: 07/25/2013 - Big changes could be on the way when it comes to Augusta's ethics policy. Three Augusta commissioners were censured for doing business with the city through their private companies.

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Business owner glad about Augusta trees coming down

Updated: 07/24/2013 - Cleanup crews in Augusta are working overtime to remove fallen trees and dead trees. The bad news is city money for cleaning up storm damage has run out. Some say it's making a case for a new stormwater fee.

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City of Augusta won't declare bankruptcy anytime soon

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Updated: 07/24/2013 - Augusta is in good financial shape, according to private auditors who just finished investigating city spending. The good news comes on the heels of bad news for cities like Chicago and Detroit.

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Storm water tax could bring in millions for Augusta

Posted: 07/22/2013 - If you live in Augusta get ready there could be a new tax on the way. Commissioners are set to vote on a storm water utility fee in January. Officials are already in the first phase of putting the program together.

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AG strongly criticizes stand-your-ground laws

Posted: 07/16/2013 - Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday strongly criticized stand-your-ground laws that allow a person who believes he is in danger to use deadly force in self-defense.

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3,400 young SC immigrants given temporary status

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Posted: 07/16/2013 - Federal records show that thousands of young adults in South Carolina have been granted temporary resident status under President Barack Obama's program that postpones deportation proceedings.

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Augusta Commission to vote on names of city employees

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Posted: 07/15/2013 - Augusta commissioners will continue to debate, and this time, it's all about a name. Two city employees say they applied for director positions, while some commissioners say they're just coordinators.

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Aiken Co. councilman: Change in EMS leadership might be needed

Updated: 07/15/2013 - A News 12 investigation continues into potential problems at Aiken County EMS. A tragedy in Wagener seems to have set off a chain reaction. News 12's Chad Mills broke the story. Now, he's talking to a county leader who says a change in EMS leadership might be needed. He's also hearing from paramedics themselves.

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First Tee wants to manage The Patch

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Updated: 07/16/2013 - Commissioners have been looking at the details and found it could cost taxpayers $2 million to make the two become one.

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City officials blame God for car damage

Updated: 07/11/2013 - A local Army veteran is upset with the City of Augusta. Tree branches on city property fell on her car while she was driving. The city's not paying up and blaming God as the reason why.

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Lawmaker: Aiken Co. facing major ambulance shortage

Updated: 07/11/2013 - A News 12 investigation continues about problems at Aiken County EMS. This time, top lawmakers are speaking out about delayed responses and a shortage of ambulances. Some of the debate is about a polo match just weeks ago. News 12's Chad Mills continues digging.

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Inmate escape adds to fight against new halfway house

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Updated: 07/10/2013 - News 12 reported weeks ago that a private company has picked out the property in the Laney Walker neighborhood for a second halfway house in the area. Neighbors are gearing up for a fight.

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