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Apartment complex with history of flooding has asked city for help

Rain floods North Augusta apartment complex, cars submerged (WRDW-TV, June 10, 2012)

Updated: 06/05/2013 - After flooding for the third time in just about a year's time, management at the Groves Apartment has reportedly asked the City of North Augusta for help in preventing another flood. However, some residents still want answers.

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Local businessman announces run for Congress

Rick Allen (Courtesy of the Rick Allen campaign)

Updated: 06/04/2013 - Rick Allen, an Augusta businessman, has announced the plans to run for the United States Congress representing Georgia's 12th Congressional District.

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Some residents unhappy about new garbage contract

Updated: 06/04/2013 - Augusta's new garbage contract started Monday, and a lot of you are not too happy about it. Not only does the new schedule have a lot of people on edge, but it also has put several workers out of a job.

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New Jersey Sen. Lautenberg dead at 89

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Posted: 06/03/2013 - New Jersey Democrat Frank Lautenberg was 89 -- and he was the last World War II veteran remaining in the Senate.

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Should Augusta ban smoking all across the city?

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Updated: 05/31/2013 - Some are already calling it a victory for anti-smoking advocates. Downtown restaurants have already started the smoke-free trend, and Mayor Deke Copenhaver would like to see all of Augusta follow suit.

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Leaders spending your tax dollars on GRU expansion plans

Updated: 05/31/2013 - Augusta commissioners are moving full steam ahead when it comes to the possible GRU expansion to the King and Sibley mills. They recently voted to spend tax dollars for more research on the plan.

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Exotic dancer strips down the accusations against him

Updated: 05/29/2013 - Kelvin House, whose stage name is Redickulous, is from Augusta. He says he was making a club appearance and it's not the entertainment's job to check the ID of an 18-and-up club.

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New plans could be on the way for downtown Augusta

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Updated: 05/29/2013 - Augusta commissioners are looking over a new concept for downtown Augusta. The new project could include a new walkway, stairs and waterfalls around the James Brown statue on Broad Street.

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Aiken school board facing $2.2M budget shortfall

Updated: 05/24/2013 - The Aiken County School Board finds itself with a big puzzle. As budget talks begin, the district faces a multimillion-dollar shortfall. News 12's Chad Mills tells us how much taxes could go up.

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Does Richmond Co. need more tornado sirens?

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Updated: 05/24/2013 - There are currently three in Richmond County. Two sirens are on GRU's campus near the intersection of Spellman Avenue, Goss Lane and Walton Way. The third is on Tobacco Road near the East Central Regional Hospital.

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Mobility sues the City of Augusta

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Updated: 05/23/2013 - The company running Augusta's bus service is suing the city. Mobility wants to get its contract renewed and stop anyone else from getting it, but city leaders say this won't stop them from going forward with their plans.

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First town hall meeting for citizens of Waynesboro

Updated: 05/21/2013 - The Waynesboro City Council hosted its first town hall meeting ever on Monday. Members agreed that setting an hour aside before the regular meeting would allow people to address their concerns.

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Aiken leaders address 'middle school parties' exposed by News 12

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Updated: 05/21/2013 - A News 12 investigation exposes middle school parties at Aiken City Hall, and what we uncovered shows these parties led to fights, damage to the building and lost business for nearby vendors. Now, the City of Aiken is taking action. The city addressed News 12's story during a council meeting.

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Augusta's new garbage service starts June 1

Updated: 05/16/2013 - There's a business exemption for trailer parks, family apartment units bigger than four and churches."There's a second exemption for long driveways. If you live more than 300 feet from the road, you have the option to participate or not," said Environmental Director Mark Johnson.

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Public Safety Committee grills Augusta fire chief

Augusta fire department

Updated: 05/14/2013 - The Public Safety Committee grilled Fire Chief Chris James about the expired air cylinders, buying a new fire truck and his involvement with getting a new ambulance contract for the city.

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