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If you owe property taxes, it's time to pay up


Updated: 05/02/2013 - The Richmond County Tax Office has a warning for you: Pay your property taxes. The office says they have given individuals extra time to pay because of the sluggish economy.

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Richmond Co. deputies honored by sheriff

Three Richmond County deputies were honored by the sheriff on Tuesday. (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 04/30/2013 - Deputies Scott Usry, Nathan Regedanz and Anthony McKinney received plaques and awards from Sheriff Richard Roundtree on Tuesday morning.

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Dr. Azziz's new garage might not happen this fiscal year

Dr. Ricardo Azziz might have to wait on home improvements to his state-funded home. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 04/29/2013 - GRU school officials say the upgrades to the president's home might not happen this fiscal year. The project could end up costing the school nearly $100,000, and school officials want to keep it at the first price of $75,000.

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$70,000 in upgrades requested for Azziz home


Updated: 04/29/2013 - GRU officials have admitted to not having approval from the Board of Regents to continue with a more than $75,000 upgrade to Dr. Ricardo Azziz's home.

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Augusta system taxes people differently

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Updated: 04/25/2013 - Two different taxing systems continue to plague Augusta-Richmond County since consolidation. Augustans pay different amounts to get the same service, but that could be about to change.

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New law lowers BUI limit to .08 in Ga.

Updated: 04/25/2013 - Soon it won't matter if you're behind the wheel of a car or on a boat, the legal limit of alcohol allowed in your system will be the same. Gov. Deal just signed a tougher new boater safety law to lower the blood alcohol limit to .08.

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Augusta leaders grade their progress with a B+

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Updated: 04/24/2013 - Augusta commissioners say they are well on their way of meeting goals for the city. They got together on Wednesday for a five-hour retreat at the Phinzy Swamp Conference Center.

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SC groups discuss need for immigration reform


Posted: 04/24/2013 - Representatives of the NAACP, organized labor, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Latino Association of Charleston are holding a news conference in Charleston on Wednesday.

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Haley signs bill on how raffles would be legal

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Posted: 04/23/2013 - Gov. Nikki Haley has signed a measure that lays out how nonprofits in South Carolina could legally hold raffles, should voters approve a constitutional referendum next year.

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Changes are on the way for Augusta pawn shops

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Updated: 04/24/2013 - Pawn shops could be changing the way they do business. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office wants all pawn shops or stores that buy secondhand goods to use new technology.

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Gary Jones named interim police chief in Harlem

Gary Jones

Posted: 04/23/2013 - The new interim police chief for the City of Harlem is Gary Jones, who is the previous Sardis police chief, according to Harlem City Manager Jason M. Rizner.

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Can city afford Hyde Park relocation?

Hyde Park plan

Updated: 04/22/2013 - Some Augusta commissioners are questioning the need to move people out of Hyde Park. This comes just weeks after our story aired where city officials told us two women tried to beat the system.

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$40M face-lift coming to marble palace

Augusta municipal building (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 04/22/2013 - The Richmond County municipal building is getting a $40 million face-lift. The groundbreaking happened Monday morning.

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