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12 OYS: Ex-con contractor promises refund after accusations of shoddy work

"I was looking for someone to do some tile work for me because I had linoleum on my floors," said Gloria Samuels. It is a decision Samuels is now regretting after hiring a man she has learned has an extensive criminal record. 43 year-old Jeffery Lee Vaughner has served prison time for forgery and has an entensive criminal history including convictions for theft by deception and breach of trust.

Published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:51:48 GMT

Final rightsizing vote approved for Richmond County schools

All proposed rightsizing votes were approved Thursday night in a final meeting.

Published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:52:17 GMT

Gov't says North Augusta man owes debt 50 years old

John Collins of North Augusta lost his father in a car wreck when he was only 18 months old in 1958. Today, he’s on the hook for social security overpayments made immediately following his dad’s death.

Published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:48:39 GMT

Richmond County rolls out new plan to keep downtown safe

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office created a community safety officers unit called S.M.A.R.T. (Safety Management And Response Team).

Published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:54:37 GMT

Veteran driver’s license/ID available for Georgia vets

All military veterans who live in Georgia can request a special license or identification card denoting their service.

Published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:48:52 GMT

Parents learn if child needs to be tested at mandatory meeting

Another Richmond County school is gearing up for tuberculosis testing.

Published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:38:04 GMT

Atlanta Braves change policy on guns in stadium

The Atlanta Braves will no longer allow some off-duty police officers to carry guns at Turner Field, which has prompted objections.

Published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:52:33 GMT

Augusta business woman sentenced to more than 23 years in prison

An Augusta business woman was sentenced to more than 23 years in prison for her role in a multi-million dollar investor fraud scheme.

Published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:28:55 GMT

Man enters not guilty plea in fatal shooting case

The attorney of the man accused of a fatal motel shooting entered a not guilty plea for him Thursday morning, the clerk of court said.

Published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:47:58 GMT

Columbia County debris pick up complete

Debris removal in 48 zones in Columbia County was completed Wednesday night, the Columbia County EMA director Pam Tucker said.

Published: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:39:16 GMT