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Local boy beats the odds, graduates high school

J.W. Taylor (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 06/07/2013 - A local high school student spent 70 days of his last semester in the hospital. He nearly died three times this year, but despite all of it, he kept up with his schoolwork. On Friday night, the North Augusta High School student will walk across the stage and graduate.

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Copeland Elementary parents split down the middle on new principal

Updated: 06/05/2013 - A year after a new principal was named at Copeland Elementary, there are already some wanting to see her go. But on Wednesday, a group of parents and teachers protested to support their principal, while the others looking to see her go headed to the Board of Education.

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Leaders spending your tax dollars on GRU expansion plans

Posted: 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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Bat problems lead to schools merging in Lincoln Co.

Updated: 05/29/2013 - Last month, News 12 told you about the problem of bats at Lincoln County Middle School. It was so bad that some classrooms were rendered useless. As News 12's Christie Ethridge reports, the students will move to a brand new school next year.

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Students talk picking a college in tough economy

Updated: 05/28/2013 - Richmond County graduations are in full swing and those recent grads are already preparing for their next journey. While many are excited for college, News 12 found some Butler High grads who say the cost of college determines where they'll take that next step.

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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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Richmond Co. students learn about tornado safety

Updated: 05/21/2013 - Families reunited with their children Monday after a tornado leveled at least two schools in Oklahoma. Now those families are trying to pick up what's left of their homes and schools. News 12 is on your side with how your children are protected in case something similar happens here.

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Aiken Co. unveils new Safe Schools Initiative

Updated: 05/16/2013 - The program involves educating students, faculty and parents about critical incident procedures and how they are handled by schools and by law enforcement.

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Local principal put on administrative leave

Updated: 05/13/2013 - Last week, trustees at Fox Creek High School put Dr. Tim Murph on administrative leave with pay but are not saying the reason behind it.

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At-risk youth program continues helping students

Posted: 05/06/2013 - For most kids, five days of school a week is more than enough. But these kids have added another school day to their week, and they say it's giving them a better future.

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