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Tree crushes car, blocks road

Updated: 09/14/2007 - A tree fell and crushed a car in downtown Augusta Thursday evening, knocking out the power at one house and pulling down some phone lines.

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Heat affects many at local tennis tournament

Updated: 08/20/2007 - Even with plenty of water and a huge supply of ice, dehydration was still a problem this weekend at the Georgia State Mixed Doubles Championship.

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Five dead in region due to heat

Updated: 08/15/2007 - Five people in our region are dead due to the heat, including a local woman. 69-year-old Constance Hull of Burke County was found dead Saturday.

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Weekend rain brings much-needed relief

Updated: 06/04/2007 - Rain across Georgia and South Carolina this weekend, and even though Georgia is still in a severe drought, the rain did bring some relief, especially to our area.

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Dry conditions hurt local crops

Updated: 06/01/2007 - Right now, our parts of Georgia and South Carolina are in a moderate drought. Some local farmers say this is the worst they've ever seen.

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Georgia DDS accepts donations for firefighters

Posted: 05/25/2007 - Employees at the state Department of Driver Services are asking citizens to donate items for firefighters battling wildfires in south Georgia. Collection boxes are set up at DDS Customer Service Centers around the state.

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Georgia working on water management plan

Updated: 05/24/2007 - With each day passing and no rainfall in sight, drought conditions continue to worsen across Georgia. All but six counties in the state are now in an extreme or severe drought.

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Disappearing bees growing problem for crops

Updated: 05/24/2007 - It's a problem facing crops nationwide: the mysterious disappearance of hundreds of thousands of honey bees. Tuesday, Aiken beekeepers met to talk about that and other issues.

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Many don't know about water restrictions

Updated: 05/22/2007 - County and state water restriction have been in place for a little over a month now, but a lot of you are still not sure what the restrictions are. News 12 checked into the issue to help you make sure you don't break the rules.

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Smoke smell across CSRA

Updated: 05/16/2007 - Columbia County EMT Director Pam Tucker tells News 12 that smoke from the south Georgia/north Florida wildfires rolled across our area Wednesday due to regional wind patterns. Viewers saw and smelled the smoke all morning.

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Showers Thursday help firefighters in southeast Georgia

Updated: 05/10/2007 - Calmer winds and a sprinkling of rain helped firefighters make some gains Wednesday on wildfires that have caused evacuations of hundreds of homes in southeast Georgia and northeast Florida.

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South Augusta Flea Market main building destroyed in fire

Updated: 05/10/2007 - The main building of the South Augusta Flea Market on Doug Barnard Parkway went up in flames Monday morning. The dense smoke rolled over Augusta, blocking out the sun. 3 engine companies worked together to put out the blaze.

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State of Emergency declared for south Georgia counties

Updated: 05/03/2007 - Wednesday, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue declared a state of emergency in several south Georgia counties due to the wildfires that continue to burn there. Perdue also lifted restrictions on lumber trucks.

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Low humidity fuels wildfire danger

Updated: 05/03/2007 - Forest rangers warn that because of the weather, devastating wildfires like those in south Georgia could also happen here. And now they say even the leaves that don't usually burn are becoming a hazard.

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Severe drought may soon hit Augusta area

Posted: 05/01/2007 - Severe drought conditions are just around the corner in our area. Parts of southeast Georgia are already suffering. It hasn't gotten bad here yet, but that all could change very soon.

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No end in sight for Waycross wildfire

Posted: 04/26/2007 - A wildfire continues to burn near Waycross. The blaze spread rapidly through the Okefenokee Swamp, crossed a highway and moved toward communities south of Waycross. Dozens of neighbors had to leave their homes.

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Record cold endangers crops

Updated: 04/09/2007 - A record cold April has affected all kinds of plants. With freezing temperatures expected again Sunday night, one local nursery waited it out to see what Mother Nature had in store. "It could be devastating..."

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FEMA adds Warren County to disaster list

Updated: 03/26/2007 - It's been nearly a month since an EF-2 tornado destroyed homes and lives. Now Warren County storm victims say they finally have some hope. FEMA has added Warren County to the federal disaster list for storm aid.

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Small earthquake surprises Columbia County residents

Updated: 03/14/2007 - A small earthquake hit Columbia County last night, prompting several calls to the Emergency Management office. The Savannah River Site says the 1.8 magnitude quake happened at 11:20 last night.

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