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First 'diverging diamond' traffic pattern coming to the area

Updated: 11/03/2014 - The diverging diamond is part of the T-SPLOST package and it will be the first of its kind in our area. The planning stage is underway, and the new traffic pattern will likely have drivers scratching their heads.

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Crews get power back on in Columbia County

Updated: 08/12/2014 - Crews are working a power outage between William Few Parkway and Gordon Highway in Columbia County, Columbia County dispatch said.

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Most, least expensive states to own a car

Updated: 08/12/2014 - Wyoming is the most expensive state for car owners, according to a new survey from, which ranked states based on the price of gas, insurance, and repairs.

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Some lane closures headed our way

Updated: 06/13/2014 - There are a few lane closures in the CSRA starting June 16, according to Georgia Department of Transportation.

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Gov. Deal suspends gasoline tax increase

Posted: 06/03/2014 - According to the order, the governor has the power to suspend the collection of a tax until the next meeting of the General Assembly.

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2014 Masters traffic operations plan

Updated: 03/27/2014 - The City of Augusta has released the plans for traffic operations during the week of the Masters Tournament.

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I-20 speed limit could jump from 55 to 70 MPH

Updated: 02/07/2014 - If some lawmakers get their way you could really start putting the pedal to the metal on georgia interstates; increasing your speed from 55 miles per hour to 70 on some interstates. The Georgia House already gave it the green light now it's in the senate. News12 talked to drivers and the Richmond County Traffic Division for the pros and cons on the increase.

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Popular spot to dig worms threatens road

Updated: 01/24/2014 - Fishermen in Burke County have come to a little ditch on Fulcher Street for years to find a healthy supply of night crawlers for bait. Unfortunately, the tradition has started to eat away the dirt underneath the road and is causing it to crumble away.

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Bill aims to make S.C. roads safer by requiring more driver's ed

Updated: 01/09/2014 - In 2013, South Carolina saw more than 700 traffic fatalities. But a bill that's been filed by a local lawmaker looks to tackle bad driving. News 12's Chad Mills tells us how the bill might change how you or your child gets a license.

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Holiday travel season kicks off Wednesday

Updated: 11/27/2013 - Wednesday kicks off the official holiday travel season as people head across the country to visit family and friends. But the most wonderful time of the year is also the deadliest on the roadways.

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Lawyer: Controversial traffic stop could have big consequences


Updated: 10/16/2013 - News 12 first showed you the video of a controversial Wagener traffic stop. A town councilman's son was caught speeding and allegedly driving under the influence. But he was let go and given a warning only. Now, a legal expert believes this simple stop could have big consequences.

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After months of delay, Graniteville bridge nearing completion

Road Closed

Posted: 10/14/2013 - It's a bridge in Aiken County that's been out for months. Replacement of the Leitner Street bridge over Horse Creek in Graniteville began back in May. But news 12's Chad Mills found out today that the bridge is near completion.

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Representative: SCDOT responsible for road safety hazard

Updated: 09/19/2013 - Some people have harsh words for a road project in Aiken County. A state lawmaker even calls the project "amateur." The project is supposed to realign Railroad Street in Bath behind the post office. It'll also connect Railroad Street to a number of homes on Church Street and Front Street.

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