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Morning Money Matters: Police Auction Deals

Posted: 02/27/2009 - When you think of internet auctions, you probably think about EBay, not your local police department or sheriff's office, but now, you might. These aren't auctions selling things like hand cuffs, bullet proof vests, or radar guns. It's stuff like jewelery, cars, and even designer clothes.

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New York Post cartoon sparks local outrage

Updated: 02/26/2009 - An editorial cartoon in a New York paper is not amusing some local people. The Augusta NAACP is speaking out against the New York Post cartoon that was published earlier this month.

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Library books a danger to kids?

Updated: 02/26/2009 - First it was toys, and now it's children's books. A federal law demands tests for lead levels, but at your expense. News 12's Chris Thomas shows you how the main library is handling the new law.

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Only on 12: Dent's closes; what's next for services you paid for?

Updated: 02/27/2009 - In two days federal bankruptcy court has ordered Dent's Undertaking Establishment to close for good. That means if you've paid Dent's to handle a funeral for you or your family , you must act fast and still there are no guarantees.

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Loo's owner pleads not guilty to animal cruelty

Updated: 02/26/2009 - The owner of a local pet store, Rebecca Loo, of Loo's Cuddly Critters was in court today. She plead not guilty to five counts of animal cruelty. One count because a dead puppy was found in a trash can outside loo's cuddly critters.

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Smile for a Lifetime

Smile for a Lifetime Foundation logo

Updated: 07/28/2010 - News 12 is partnering with Smile for a Lifetime Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides braces for needy kids.

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House OK's nuke financing scheme

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Electric rates will rise by an average of $1.30 a month in 2011 to pay for the interest charges. Those costs will step up gradually until 2017. Supporters argue that it'll trim $300 million off the project's $14 billion price tag.

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Expanded tax break available for 2009 first-time homebuyers

Posted: 02/26/2009 - Taxpayers who qualify for the first-time homebuyer credit and purchase a home this year before Dec. 1 have a special option available for claiming the tax credit either on their 2008 tax returns due April 15 or on their 2009 tax returns next year.

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FTC releases list of top consumer complaints in 2008

Posted: 02/26/2009 - The list, contained in the publication “Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book for January-December 2008,” showed that for the ninth year in a row, identity theft was the number one consumer complaint category.

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Georgia unemployment rate hits record high 8.6 percent

Posted: 02/26/2009 - The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to a record-high preliminary 8.6 percent in January. This is the highest seasonally adjusted rate recorded in Georgia since 1976.

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Black History Month Essay Contest winner announced

Posted: 02/26/2009 - Hundreds of worthy essays were submitted, but James Dee, a 9th grade student at A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School in Augusta, was the winner.

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Inmate found dead in Columbia County jail

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Columbia County detention officers say they found an inmate dead around 6 this morning. Officers say they found 46-year old Roger Allen Tyler's body while serving breakfast.

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Locals react to $400 tax credit

Updated: 02/26/2009 - President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan has a lot of you talking, especially about the $400 tax credit.

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