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"Bully Buster" program empowers students

Updated: 01/05/2007 - Tonight parents will sit down with the Aiken County Board of Education to talk about bullies. The board is going to pass a new bullying policy. But one school already has a successful program to fight the teasing, even violence.

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Augusta fills EEO coordinator position

Updated: 12/13/2006 - Diana Darris is now responsible for making sure there's diversity in Augusta's government, and she'll make sure employee complaints are heard. Today was only her second day on the job, and she already has lots to catch up on.

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New downtown Augusta logo unveiled

Posted: 12/12/2006 - There's a new look and feel in downtown Augusta. The Downtown Development Authority unveiled a new logo today. The new design includes the words "Downtown Augusta" and "In Full Swing".

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Augusta city worker shot and killed

Updated: 12/13/2006 - Investigators are trying to piece together the details that left a man dead in someone's front yard. Neighbors say it's common to hear gunfire in the early morning hours...and now many of their worries have come true.

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Georgia to debate allowing Sunday alcohol sales

Updated: 12/13/2006 - Sunday beer and wine sales will be a hot topic next month when Georgia lawmakers go back into session. Grocery and convenience stores are in favor of Sunday sales, while liquor stores say it will hurt and not help their business.

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Sex criminal attempts jailbreak

Updated: 01/11/2007 - One of this area's most notorious criminals ever is back in the news. Richard Starrett and another inmate tried to escape Sunday from the maximum security prison in Bishopville, South Carolina.

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Body found off Highland Avenue

Updated: 12/12/2006 - The body of a traffic engineering worker was found this morning at Double Gate Court and Walden Drive. That's off Highland Avenue, near Gordon Highway. Neighbors there tell us they hear gunshots often...now, there's a body.

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Neighbors concerned about safety of abandoned buildings

Updated: 12/12/2006 - Homeless people living in the old Augusta Chemical plant may have started the fire there on Sunday. News 12's Lynnsey Gardner spoke to neighbors who want to know what is being done to secure these abandoned sites.

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News 12 This Morning Local Update - December 12, 2006

Updated: 12/12/2006 - Body found in downtown Augusta; 2 wanted in late-night robbery; investigation into plant fire; man wanted for vehicular homicide; sex offender violates probation; Aiken County schools anti-bullying policy; more.

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Sgt. Jason Sheppard remembered

Posted: 12/11/2006 - Aiken County's Sgt. Jason Sheppard was buried today, and hundreds showed up for the funeral service. Sgt. Sheppard died Thursday night after he was hit by an SUV while directing traffic around the scene of a fire.

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Richmond County mother says school bullying out of hand

Updated: 01/05/2007 - Surveys show 77 percent of students are bullied mentally, verbally, and physically. One Richmond County mother says her daughter is a victim of bullying. She is concerned it could be happening more and more.

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Burke County makes biggest drug bust in 6 years

Posted: 12/11/2006 - Over $100,000 worth of marijuana, cocaine and prescription drugs were found at a home at 1032 Taylor Road in Keysville, about 10 miles from Waynesboro. It's the biggest drug bust in Burke County in over six years.

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Safety vests save lives of those working in traffic

Posted: 12/11/2006 - 29-year-old Sgt. Jason Sheppard was killed last night while he was directing traffic at the scene of a fire. In this report we take a look at the dangers involved in directing traffic, and the types of safety equipment available.

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Aiken County deputy dies after being struck by vehicle

Updated: 12/11/2006 - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of one of their own...a deputy who died while directing traffic. 29-year-old Sgt. Jason Sheppard was one of several officers who responded to an industrial fire off US-1.

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On Your Side: Armed Robberies

Updated: 12/11/2006 - Armed robberies are on the rise, with the most recent last night at a Deans Bridge liquor store. CrimeTeam 12's Stephanie Baker is on your side with what to do if you find yourself at gunpoint.

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More civil rights groups opening offices in Augusta

Posted: 12/08/2006 - The NAACP has been the big voice for civil rights in Augusta for years. Now several other groups are forming. News 12's Jonathan Martin spoke with leaders of the new civil rights groups about their purpose and plans.

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Augusta mother, boyfriend arrested for child abuse

Posted: 12/08/2006 - Child abuse is one of Augusta's most underreported crimes. One recent case is especially cruel: brother and sister, two and three years old, beat up and badly bruised. Investigators say this is nothing new.

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News 12 This Morning Local Update - December 8, 2006

Posted: 12/08/2006 - Brief power outage in downtown Aiken; jury undecided in lounge shooting; Task Force Lightning ships out; DMV database temporarily down; mother, boyfriend arrested for child cruelty; smoke seen in Aiken industrial building; more.

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Fire at industrial building near Aiken airport

Posted: 12/07/2006 - Crews were responding to a fire at BAE Systems on Windham Boulevard in Aiken near the airport Thursday evening. The road was blocked off. An Aiken County deputy was hit by a car while directing traffic. A helicopter was called to the scene.

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Pearl Harbor attack seen through the eyes of a child

Posted: 12/07/2006 - We've all heard the stories of the heroic men and women who were caught off guard that infamous day. Now, we hear the story told through a child's eyes. Perry Smith was only 6 years old when the Japanese planes attacked.

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McCormick bank robbed

Posted: 12/07/2006 - A Regions bank in McCormick, SC has been robbed. A man entered the bank at 2:45, armed with a handgun. He demanded money and left with an undisclosed amount. Police are still looking for him.

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