ClarificationsThe following are clarifications to stories that have appeared on wrdw.com.
July 31, 2009: News 12 showed video of a home where a woman was arrested for trying to kill her children. This was not the woman's home; it was where she had stopped her car.
June 25, 2009: A spokesperson for Aiken Regional Medical Center tells News 12 that while Dr. Edwin Martinez de Andino had privileges to "admit" his patients to Aiken Regional Medical Center, the doctor is not an employee of Aiken Regional Medical Center, as was previously reported by News 12.
News 12's Monday, October 6, 2008 report on the Gowdy Family concerns about Dent's Undertaking showed multiple persons who appear to be or are identified as employees or the owner of the Funeral Home. Frank Griffin, shown standing outside the business, identified himself as the owner. A second person leaving the Funeral Home in a car along with a third person seen in the business doorway also represented themselves to our reporter as an employees of Dent's.
To clarify a news story that originally aired Wednesday, July 30th on News 12 at 6 O'clock, teacher Shannon Fowler has not been charged with engaging in sexual relations with a student or with the crime of criminal sexual conduct. Rather, she has been charged with the crime of "contributing to the delinquency of a minor," including allegations by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division of "adult themed" and "inappropriate" conversations with the student and an "inappropriate relationship with a minor."
A headline posted April 24, 2008 incorrectly indicated that Darby Copeland was accused of embezzling from Dogwood Stable, when in fact she was accused of embezzling from Cot Campbell, president of Dogwood Stable. The headline has been changed.
We want to make a clarification to two stories, shown on November 1 and 2, 2007.
The stories showed what we called "ATF" agents doing an undercover sting operation aimed at cracking down on businesses that sell alcohol to minors.
In fact, the group we were with was the ATD, or Alcohol and Tobacco Division of the Georgia Department of Revenue.
One ATD agent did tell us that they are often called the "state ATF", but that is not the official name for the agency.
The ATF stands for Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. A local ATF agent says the agency primarily deals with arson, explosives and firearms these days, not alcohol and tobacco as the name would imply.
We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.
We have an update to a story we told you about on Wednesday, May 23, 2007.
Richmond County deputies tell News 12 that a man seen driving in a neighborhood never attempted to kidnap two young children.
Deputies tell us they got a report of suspicious activity while the man was driving on Ellen Street, but after investigating, found no reason to believe the man was trying to kidnap a child.
It turns out the man was visiting a work supervisor who lives in the area.
On May 22, we inadvertently ran file video of St. Francis Animal Hospital on 2647 Perimeter Parkway in Augusta.
The video was shown to tell viewers about a change of ownership at a competitor’s animal hospital.
We regret the error.
Many people who recognized the video as St. Francis, e-mailed us to point out their benefits to the community.
They have offered 90 day, no interest or no fees payments for some time. They rotate in 12 local veterinarians to handle the pet emergencies that come up as well as routine care. They are also open 24 hours a day.
Once again, we regret the error.
On Thursday, February 8, 2007, a headline indicated that Dreams nightclub is in south Augusta. Dreams is actually located on Washington Road.
News 12 would like to clarify a story we brought to you Tuesday, February 6, 2007. In the video airing to update the Goody's rape suspect arrest, deputies escorted two young men into the Law Enforcement Center. One teen, Michael Whitmore, was arrested and charged with rape. A second teen shown in our story was brought in only to be questioned as a witness. News 12 wants to clarify the second teen has not been charged with any crime.
The Heritage Crest Foundation, the organization to receive some of the proceeds of the James Brown Music Festival, was founded in 1992 by Charles Walker, Jr., known as Champ Walker. It was not founded by Charles Walker, Sr., the former Georgia state Senator.