- Richmond County is ranked worst in the state for the number of cats and dogs it's forced to euthanize. By the end of this year, the total will likely reach 12,000. The problem is clawing away at the county's resources.
- Gordon to run James Brown Arena; Columbia County works on school emergency procedures; Mike Padgett reopened after fire; deputy faces hearing over email threat; two in runoff for superior court judge.
- It's a place to shop...but some people who shop at the Augusta Mall say security there discriminates. Now the NAACP is involved, and Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength is launching an investigation into how it was handled.
- Supreme court judges are some of the most powerful people in government, and next week, voters will decide who will take the bench. News 12 sat down with the two men in the runoff: David Roper and Bill Williams.
- Local music veteran Robert "Flash" Gordon signed a two-year contract today to be the new general manager of the James Brown Arena. He will officially take over as early as Monday, according to the Coliseum Authority.
- A few Columbia and Richmond County schools were victims of some bomb threats a couple months ago. News 12 has learned the Richmond County school system does not have an official, system-wide emergency preparedness plan.
- Four Columbia County public schools were on lockdown with thousands of children inside, and parents say they were not told what was going on. Now many questions remain about the situation.
- Man stabbed at Augusta motel; suspect still on the loose after manhunt; grandmother arrested in newborn's death; Augusta golf course audit reveals substantial money missing; Old Louisville Road closed until 5 p.m. today.
- An Augusta man was stabbed to death in a part of town investigators call a hotspot for crime: south Augusta, at the Augusta Super Inn on Gordon Highway. One woman says what she witnessed next is giving her nightmares.
- Some city leaders thought the Municipal Golf Course was so far in the hole because people don't play there anymore. But a new audit finds it's not lack of patrons but rather the employees that are responsible for the financial problems.
- Four Columbia County schools were on lockdown today while deputies searched for a person they say broke into a car nearby.
One man is in custody. Deputies are still searching for another.
- A Richmond County sheriff's deputy apologized today for a threat he made to a local journalist. Deputy Jason Brown sent an anonymous email to the Metro Spirit after reading an article published about his coworkers.
- Family and friends say the murder of a well known youth baseball and football coach in Thomson was senseless. They say Todd Brooks was just trying to help the daughter of a family friend out.
- Many of us may take for granted having a landline phone or a cell phone to send and receive messages...but when you don't have one, hearing back about a job or staying in contact with family can be difficult.
- For nearly 40 years, folks have been converging on a small South Carolina town for one thing: chitterlings, also known as chitlins. The Chitlin' Strut was packed again this year, drawing people from around the country.
- With lines snaking all around the building at the Best Buy on Walton Way Extension on the eve of Black Friday, store manager Brad Deep estimates more than 400 customers camped outside their store.
- 51-year-old A.K. Hasan is once again seeking re-election for Richmond County's District 9 school board seat. In a News 12 Special Assignment, Kate Tillotson sits down with Hasan and asks why he wants to keep his seat on the board.
- The big discounts, as usual, kept stores full today...and a sales tax break in South Carolina had shoppers in Georgia crossing the river.
News 12's Jonathan Martin spent the day at Aiken Mall to see how shoppers were cashing in on the savings.