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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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Only on 12: Multiple fire chiefs speak out on Aiken Co. EMS problems

Updated: 07/09/2013 - Local fire chiefs are speaking out only to News 12 about the delayed response from EMS that may have cost a toddler his life. They say it's become a larger problem in Aiken County. News 12's Chad Mills sat down with them in an exclusive interview.

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Sheriff wants to close parts of Riverwalk

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Posted: 07/08/2013 - It could end up costing nearly a million dollars to beef up security downtown. The money would be used for cameras, more deputies and better lighting.

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'EMS Run by Idiots' email sparking debate in Aiken Co. after toddler death

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Updated: 07/08/2013 - A community is in mourning Monday night, as a 2-year-old is laid to rest. Last Thursday, a toddler was accidentally struck and killed by his father's car. But now, there are serious questions about how fast an ambulance and helicopter got to the scene. A county official has sent an email to EMS directors that News 12's Chad Mills got his hands on exclusively.

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Some in Aiken Co. community upset over road

Updated: 07/05/2013 - People in Windsor are having difficulty getting down one main road. Only half of Oak Ridge Club Road is paved, causing many neighbors some major problems.

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City of Waynesboro goes almost $500K over budget

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Posted: 07/05/2013 - The City of Waynesboro overspent close to $500,000 last year. A recently released financial report says the police department is responsible for most of it.

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SCDOT will inspect road after vehicle plunges into creek

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Updated: 07/02/2013 - Yesterday, we told you about the dramatic rescue of a driver in Saluda County whose car ran off the road into a creek, and the driver almost drowned. The family says guardrails are needed, so something like that never happens again. 12 On Your Side's Chad Mills got the ball rolling today.

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Family of pedestrian struck, killed by attorney want law changed

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Updated: 07/01/2013 - Back in March, three pedestrians were struck by an Aiken attorney. One died from her injuries. Police say the wreck was accidental, but News 12 is told that the lawyer only paid a simple traffic ticket. Now, family members tell News 12's Chad Mills that they're starting a fight to change the law.

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YouTube video, documents surface after Aiken lawyer hits pedestrians

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Updated: 06/27/2013 - News 12 has uncovered an update on a controversial death in Aiken. Back in March, three pedestrians were struck by Aiken attorney Tom Woodruff. Now, a family member has given News 12's Chad Mills new documents that are raising new questions.

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SC budget: Hospital regulation program loses $1.7M

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Posted: 06/26/2013 - The South Carolina House has agreed with Gov. Nikki Haley to remove more than $1.7 million from a program that state health officials use to regulate the building of hospitals and medical facilities and buying expensive equipment.

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New bus service could be rolling into Augusta

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Updated: 07/05/2013 - A federal judge is forcing the City of Augusta and Mobility to to talk it out. Mobility is suing the city trying to stop a new company from taking over the bus service.

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Would you pay to park in downtown Augusta?

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Updated: 07/05/2013 - Some downtown business owners want you to pay to park your car on Broad Street. Others say that could stop people from coming downtown.

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