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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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Sardis elects new top cop

Updated: 06/26/2013 - In a unanimous vote Tuesday night, the Sardis City Council selected Benjamin "Scotty" Sanford as the new Sardis police chief.

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Some say they may lose opportunities to vote after court's rulings

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Updated: 06/26/2013 - The Supreme Court made a big decision Tuesday on the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The law was made to protect the rights of minority voters, but on Tuesday afternoon, the justices decided the formula used to identify discriminating states or counties is out of date.

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Augusta business owner says disparity still exists

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Updated: 06/25/2013 - Time is winding down for city officials to use data from a 2009 $500,000 disparity study. We're told the data shows pay disparities for minorities and women on contracts in Augusta Richmond County.

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Attorney general opinion refutes Aiken 'city employee' decision

Aiken City Council

Updated: 06/21/2013 - Do city council members that you elect have the authority to talk to city employees? Months ago, the city attorney in Aiken said no, and now the South Carolina Attorney General's office is weighing in with a different opinion.

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Leaders break ground on Aiken health center for everyone

Updated: 06/22/2013 - A local nonprofit has landed a $5 million federal grant to build a new hospital, and leaders broke ground Friday morning in Aiken. But the location might surprise you. They're building it in a poorer part of Aiken, within walking distance of people who might use it.

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Haley signs election law fix at ceremony

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley

Posted: 06/20/2013 - Haley praised the law during a ceremony Wednesday as streamlining the ballot process as well as giving equal access to the ballot for both incumbents and those seeking office.

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Augusta commissioners at odds over name

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Updated: 06/19/2013 - Leaders are confused because different paperwork lists their titles as different things. Are Jacqueline Humphrey and Yvonne Gentry coordinators or directors?

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TV ad criticizes Sen. Graham for supporting MOX

Sen. Lindsey Graham

Posted: 06/19/2013 - A new television ad criticizes U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham for his support of a costly program to turn weapons-grade plutonium into commercial nuclear reactor fuel.

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