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


Updated: 11/25/2014 - 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.

Gov't Mule headlining next year's Major Rager

Updated: 11/25/2014 - Augusta's second annual Major Rager will be headlined by Gov't Mule, according to a release. The concert will be Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the Augusta Common.

House fire out on Dublin Drive

Updated: 11/25/2014 - Officials on scene said the fire started in the laundry room, damaging it and the kitchen. A family was inside the home at the time, but got out safely.

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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.

Bamberg's state title game on hold after a protest has been filed

Updated: 11/25/2014 - Due to an official protest by two South Carolina High School League member schools questioning the eligibility of a Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School varsity football player, the Class A- Division I football game (Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School versus Christ Church Episcopal High School) has been postponed until a future date.

Paine's tough non-region slate continues

Posted: 11/24/2014 - After a tough couple of road games to start the year, Paine College will be back home tomorrow as they square off with USC Aiken at the Heal Complex.

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.

New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

Posted: 11/25/2014 - New government rules will require chain restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores -- and even movie theaters, amusement parks and vending machines -- to post the calorie content of food "clearly" on their menus.

Honda admits failing to report deaths, injuries

Posted: 11/24/2014 - Honda blamed the lapses on inadvertent data entry and computer programming errors, as well as a misinterpretation of the law. The automaker says it's taking corrective action.

Advocates: DSS must do more to determine best care

Posted: 11/24/2014 - Rev. Randy Harling of the Connie Maxwell Children's Home in Greenwood told a special Senate committee investigating the Department of Social Services that that kind of work could ultimately mean the child spends less time in the system.

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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