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Shortening travel time to the Masters

Updated: 04/05/2007 - Masters Week means lots of traffic. When the I-20 at Washington Road exit is closed in the morning between 7:15 and 9:30, everyone gets off at River Watch Parkway, backing that area up.

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Public Safety stops spreading North Augusta fire

Posted: 04/03/2007 - What started out as a truck fire became a brush fire Monday afternoon. It happened on Cypress Drive near the Greeneway. North Augusta Department of Public Safety responded, and no one was hurt.

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Large turnout for first practice round

Updated: 04/05/2007 - A good portion of them were on the course for the first practice round. That includes all the big names who've been here before but still wouldn't pass up a chance to enjoy a Masters Monday.

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Fuzzy Zoeller holds golf clinic at Fort Gordon

Updated: 04/03/2007 - Fuzzy Zoeller was out at Gordon Lakes Monday putting on a clinic for folks at Fort Gordon, and lots of people came out to get help from him on their swing and short game.

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Freelancer skips covering Masters practice round to rob bank

Updated: 04/03/2007 - A freelance editor hired by CBS to work during the Masters is now behind bars, on charges of robbing a bank. Richmond County investigators say Michael Crane robbed the Wachovia bank on Gordon Highway Monday morning.

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Deadly accident on Central Avenue

Updated: 04/03/2007 - A crash killed an Augusta woman near the 1900 block of Central Avenue. Neighbors say this is the second bad accident in the area in just a few months. Now they're calling for drivers to slow down.

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Local golf pros hold benefit clinic

Updated: 04/03/2007 - Vaughn Taylor, Charles Howell III, and Jim Dent were at the Municipal Golf Course in Augusta Monday morning, holding a clinic to benefit the Adaptive Golf Challenge and the Walton Foundation.

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Airports ramp up for Masters traffic

Updated: 04/03/2007 - Representatives from both Augusta Regional Airport and Daniel Field say this Sunday prior to Masters Week has been one of the busiest they've seen in years.

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Robber hits Gordon Highway bank

Updated: 04/02/2007 - The Wachovia in the 1700 block of Gordon Highway was robbed this morning. Richmond County investigators and the FBI say at around 9:15 a.m., Michael Crane passed a note to tellers demanding cash.

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Augusta says goodbye to Dr. Larke

Updated: 04/02/2007 - Former Superintendent Dr. Charles Larke officially retired from the system Friday. We talked with many who say they are focusing on the future and not the negative past.

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Local Update - April 2, 2007

Posted: 04/02/2007 - Masters is here! Day One of practice rounds; heavy traffic; construction at Augusta Regional put on hold; live from Sidetrack Grill tonight; watch Masters on WRDW-HD; local businesses cash in.

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Local businesses anticipate Masters profits

Updated: 04/02/2007 - We're just three days away from the first practice round at Augusta National. Specialized restaurant menus, rooms for rent, and a stepped up social scene are all banking on the business of out-of-towners.

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DNA database helps solve Georgia cold cases

Updated: 04/02/2007 - Richmond County investigators say Georgia's DNA database is helping to solve cold cases in our area. In one example, deputies say a rash of burglaries in south Augusta from three years ago is now solved.

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On Your Side: Surviving the Masters

Posted: 03/30/2007 - For many people, attending the Masters is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity...but if you don't take a few precautions, you won't enjoy it as much. 12 On Your Side has a few ideas for Masters Week.

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Augusta blood centers low on all blood types

Updated: 04/02/2007 - A national shortage of blood has blood centers scrambling for donors. Many hospitals are in critical need of type O blood. Here in Augusta, centers say all blood types are low.

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School choice bill passes South Carolina House

Updated: 04/02/2007 - It's a struggle for a lot of families. You live in one district, but you really like the schools in the next. If HB3124 becomes law, South Carolina parents will be able to choose the best school for their children.

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Dumb and Dangerous Driving - March 29, 2007

Updated: 03/30/2007 - People are racing down roads as children are headed to school, and parents are worried about their safety. Speeders during the morning rush hour turn a normally quiet neighborhood streets into a racetrack.

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Station management won't let Ryan B. resign

Updated: 03/30/2007 - At first he said he was leaving...but just two hours after deciding to resign over controversial remarks on his radio show, Brian Doyle, also known as Ryan B., says he may be "staying put", at least for now.

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Deputies say pond shooting victims "targeted"

Updated: 03/29/2007 - It's a story even investigators are calling miraculous. Two men were robbed, shot several times, then left to die. But one man lived to tell authorities what happened.

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Augustans teed off at Golf Magazine

Updated: 03/30/2007 - Golf Magazine is taking a swing at the city of Augusta, and it has some folks teed off. "It gives a very misleading impression of our city," said Mayor Deke Copenhaver.

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On Your Side: Giving Back Hope

Updated: 03/29/2007 - We have a follow-up story about a Hephzibah woman who says she was scammed by a conniving contractor. Thanks to big-time local generosity, Verna Wright has had her faith in humankind restored and her house fixed.

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Apparent arson possibly related to shooting

Updated: 03/29/2007 - A massive fire engulfed three homes on Broad Street early Thursday morning, and officials are saying it looks like the fire was started on purpose. Three families are now left homeless, but fortunately, no one was hurt.

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Ryan B. to resign

Updated: 03/29/2007 - Radio personality Ryan B. tells News 12's Jonathan Martin he is resigning from radio station Rejoice 94.7. He says he's resigning "for the safety of the station and the community".

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