More drivers on the road this Thanksgiving, state troopers stepping up

Posted: 6:18 PM - With the cheapest gas prices in five years more people are hitting the road for Thanksgiving travel, but more traffic means more troopers. State troopers record Thanksgiving travel starting Wednesday at 6PM until Sunday at midnight. They expect this year's road travel to be the busiest they've seen.

S. Augusta first to see benefits from fire dept. upgrades

Updated: 6:56 AM - This week Augusta's Fire Department cranked up the engine to a brand new fire truck and more are on the way. It's all part of an $8 million dollar upgrade and South Augusta will be the first side of town to see the benefits News 12 takes a closer look at all the benefits.
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GRU Augusta rolls past Valdosta State and are now 4-0

Updated: 8:59 PM - After the NABC coaches poll ranked the GRU Augusta men's basketball team No. 20 in the nation, the Jaguars came out Wednesday evening and hammered non-conference Valdosta State 92-61, in Christenberry Fieldhouse. It was the Jaguars (4-0) largest blowout of the season.

Good old fashion hate, Georgia readies for Georgia Tech

Posted: 6:06 PM - It is good old fashion clean hate. Georgia and Georgia Tech week as the two programs meet for the 107th time. Yes, it dates back to the 19th century. Two teams this year, playing some pretty good ball.

Three finalists named for Ray Guy Award

Posted: 3:05 PM - The Augusta Sports Council has announced three finalists for the 2014 Ray Guy Award. All players are first-time finalists for the annual award.

Aquinas senior Daniel Lindsey has a unique nickname

Posted: 11/25/2014 - On Friday night, the Irish of Aquinas are back into the state quarterfinals. At home once again and it's a rematch with Tattnall Square, a team they just beat a couple of weeks ago. One reason, the play of Daniel Lindsey, who has a unique nickname.

Ebola vaccine seems safe in first-stage testing

Posted: 6:18 PM - Scientists are racing to develop ways to prevent or treat the Ebola virus. It has killed more than 5,600 people in West Africa, most of them in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

GA roads, airport to see 1.3 million travelers

Posted: 6:15 PM - Officials say those driving should leave early and remember seatbelts. They say passengers who fly should double-check security rules and get to the airport with plenty of time before flights.

US adult smoking rate dips just under 18 percent

Posted: 6:14 PM - Smoking is the nation's leading cause of preventable illness. It's responsible for the majority of lung cancer deaths and is a factor in heart attacks and a variety of other illnesses.

Go-ahead for Liberia Senate campaign despite Ebola

Posted: 10:58 AM - Health authorities have said people still need to be mindful of Ebola at rallies. Polling places are supposed to provide buckets of chlorinated water for hand-washing and a pen for each voter to fill out his or her ballot.

Nobel Prize for DNA discovery going to auction

Posted: 11/25/2014 - The auctioneer says the gold medal could bring $2.5 million to $3.5 million on Dec. 4. Part of the proceeds will go to the University of Chicago, Clare College Cambridge, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Long Island Land Trust and other local charities.

Most expensive bottle of bourbon sold, money to charity

Posted: 11/25/2014 - The bottle appeared to rank among the most expensive bottles of bourbon ever sold. Eric Gregory, president of the Kentucky Distillers' Association, said he doesn't know of any other bottle that sold for that amount or higher. All of the money will go to a local charity.

Keeping Mike Padgett safe amid construction, confusion

Updated: 11/25/2014 - Twenty-year-old Kimberley Kitchens is dead after an accident on Mike Padgett Highway early Tuesday morning. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office said, just before 7 a.m., Kitchens lost control of her jeep, crossed into the southbound lane and was hit by a logging truck. Kitchens' death is the third fatality this year along Mike Padgett.

VA fires Phoenix hospital director

Posted: 11/24/2014 - VA Secretary Robert McDonald said Helman's dismissal underscores the agency's commitment to hold leaders accountable and ensure that veterans have access to high-quality, timely care.

12 OYS: Vandals wreak havoc on Butler High School campus, construction site

Updated: 11/24/2014 - The school is supposed to be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, but it looks like it is open season for vandals. The contractor in charge of construction at Butler High School said someone is breaking in and smashing computers, shattering windows, and even destroying blueprints for the school's new look.

12 OYS: Teacher admits hitting 6th grader arrested on simple assault

Updated: 11/21/2014 - A Richmond County teacher is behind bars, accused of assaulting a middle school student. News 12 was in court when a judge issued an arrest warrant for 62-year-old Sam Arazie. The judge did allow Arazie to surrender to deputies with a charge of simple assault. For the first time since 12 On Your Side started investigating the alleged attack, we are hearing the teacher's side.

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