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USC alumni advocate at Statehouse for 8 campuses

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Updated: 02/06/2013 - Association president Jack Claypoole says alumni have volunteered to meet with lawmakers to discuss legislation that might affect the state's colleges and universities.

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New playground in Columbia Co. is for all types of kids

A new playground in Columbia County makes playing accessible for all types of children. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 02/06/2013 - A new playground in Columbia County is making a lot more kids smile. The park is next to the main library, off of Evans Town Center Blvd. The one thing that makes the park different is that all kinds of kids can enjoy it.

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UPDATE: Schools, organizations closing due to severe weather threat

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Updated: 01/30/2013 - All seven branches of the Boys & Girls Clubs in the area are closed. Richmond County Deputy Superintendent Tim Spivey says all after-school programs, including athletic games and practices, have been canceled for Wednesday evening.

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Proposal aims to solve Chukker Creek Road congestion in Aiken

The City of Aiken is looking for ways to better control traffic around Chukker Creek Elementary. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/29/2013 - Chukker Creek Elementary sits on Chukker Creek Road in south Aiken. It's a school of 850 students, but only a few of them ride the bus. That means a lot of parents dropping off kids every morning and picking them in the afternoon. It also means a major traffic headache the city's trying to fix.

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UGA provost named finalist for school president

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Updated: 01/28/2013 - University System of Georgia officials made the announcement Monday, and say the state Board of Regents will make a final decision on selecting a president for UGA at a future meeting.

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Butler High School to start another round of TB testing

Updated: 01/25/2013 - News 12 has learned Butler High School will be starting a second round of tuberculosis testing on Tuesday. Health officials recommend that anyone who has not been tested yet or received a negative skin test in November should come and get tested.

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North Augusta school could soon be named state's best

Hammond Hill Elementary is one of the finalists for a prestigious education award. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/23/2013 - Hammond Hill Elementary in North Augusta is still celebrating being named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. That's the highest honor a school can receive. Now, they're one of eight finalists for the Palmetto's Finest award.

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New safety plans for North Augusta High School

Updated: 01/18/2013 - The phone rang for North Augusta High School students Wednesday night. It was a robo call with information on a new safety policy and with this warning: be prepared to be inconvenienced.

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Student escapes Aiken Co. school; mother wants answers

A 6-year-old went missing from an Aiken County school and was found off school property about half a mile away, running along a busy highway. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/17/2013 - Last week, there was a scary situation at an Aiken County school. A 6-year-old went missing and was found off school property about half a mile away, running along a busy highway. News 12 investigates what went wrong.

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Aiken Co. sheriff gives safety proposals to school officials

Changes in security policy are coming to Aiken County schools. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/15/2013 - Changes in security policy are coming to Aiken County schools. That's the word from law enforcement, after the sheriff, Aiken police chief and school officials met behind closed doors for more than an hour Tuesday afternoon.

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Could penny sales tax rescue dilapidated Aiken Co. schools?

Updated: 01/14/2013 - On Monday, the South Carolina State Superintendent was in town to get a firsthand look at Aiken County schools. He carried the message that Aiken County schools are funded at lower levels than most schools in the state.

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