No decision on commissioner's travel budget

Updated: 02/27/2015 - It's gone back and forth, but still no decision on commissioners travel. Votes went right down the middle this week when it comes to requiring commissioners to get approval before they hit the road.

Leaders talk strategies to bring more business and shoppers downtown

Updated: 02/27/2015 - Two mayors, one meeting, and three strategies to bring more business and more shoppers to downtown Augusta. Friday former Denver, Colorado Mayor Wellington Webb said he revived his city's downtown by making public safety his number one priority.

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USC Aiken's season ends in PBC first round

Posted: 02/28/2015 - The University of South Carolina Aiken men's basketball team lost a 66-53 decision to Montevallo in the first round of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament Saturday evening.

Curtis Baptist goes for three-peat

Updated: 02/27/2015 - The dynasty word shouldn't be thrown around often, but one team is making a strong case. Curtis Baptist is going for its third straight state title.

Is Paine getting the short end of the stick in region rankings?

Updated: 02/27/2015 - Paine college is 22 and 5 and regular season champs in The SIAC. All things should indicate this team will be in the D2 NCAA tournament, and the record alone should be good enough. But it might not be and there's issues being raised on why.

Gunman, seven others, dead after Missouri rampage

Posted: 02/27/2015 - Although authorities still aren't offering a motive for the shooting deaths of seven people in Missouri overnight, by a man who then took his own life, they're suggesting that he may have become unhinged by the death of his mother.

Star Trek "Spock" actor Leonard Nimoy dies at age 83

Updated: 02/27/2015 - The actor best known for his role as Mr. Spock on "Star Trek" has died. His son says Leonard Nimoy died this morning in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

12 OYS: Veteran stuck with $5,000 bill after VA overpayment error

Updated: 02/25/2015 - What the Veterans Affairs office gives, it also takes away. At least that is what a former marine tells 12 On Your Side. A veteran said after waiting for two years, he thought the VA finally approved his benefits. But he said the agency made a mistake and paid him too much. Now he has to give thousands of dollars back.

12 OYS: Social Security Administration exposes recipient to ID theft, says woman

Updated: 02/24/2015 - The federal government is supposed to help protect your identity from thieves looking to cash in with your social security number. But an Augusta woman said she got quite the surprise when she opened a letter from the social security administration. It is a mix-up that could have cost a woman four states away, her identity.

12 OYS: IRS tax phone scammers targeting the CSRA

Updated: 02/20/2015 - The new year means it is time to file your tax return. But scam artists could be the ones cashing in on your refund, using a phone call to make off with your money. There are ways to protect yourself.

UPDATE | Bodies involved in GBI mix-up to return to their rightful places

Updated: 02/20/2015 - The bodies involved in a GBI mix-up will soon be going to the right places. Next week, coroners from Richmond, Burke, Lincoln, and other nearby counties will head to Atlanta for a sit down with the GBI and area lawmakers. They want answers about hiring a medical examiner for the Augusta region.

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