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Man wanted in abduction, assault of Aiken woman

Posted: 12/04/2006 - An Aiken woman is home safe tonight, after she says she was abducted, assaulted, and dumped off in another county. Police say the man responsible is still on the loose. They're hoping a sketch of the suspect will help.

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Local minister weighs in on Nativity Story film

Updated: 08/16/2010 - There hasn't been a huge marketing campaign to let you know about it, but there's a movie out in local theaters called The Nativity Story. News 12's Laurie Ott had the chance to see the movie with a local minister.

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Robbers target people at walk-up ATMs

Posted: 12/04/2006 - There was an attempted robbery at the Peach Orchard Wachovia around 1 o'clock Friday morning, and an armed robbery at an ATM at the Peach Orchard Regions bank just hours later.

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Longer waits in store for Augusta bus riders

Posted: 12/04/2006 - People who ride Augusta's buses aren't happy. While commissioners decided not to raise the fares, three buses were eliminated from Washington Road, the Augusta Mall and on the east Augusta routes.

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News 12 This Morning Local Update - December 4, 2006

Updated: 12/04/2006 - Woman loses home in fire; man wanted in kidnapping, assault of Aiken woman; possible bond hearing this week for Thomson murder suspect; high advance voting numbers for runoff; Christmas trees for troops; getting gifts to troops.

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Former municipal golf course manager arrested

Posted: 12/02/2006 - Guy Reid, the former manager of the Augusta Municipal Golf Course, was arrested today by the Richmond County Sheriff's Department. According to Maj. Ken Autry, Reid was arrested when he went to the Law Enforcement Center to be interviewed by investigators.

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Augusta recognizes World AIDS Day

Updated: 01/11/2007 - Around the globe today, thousands pause to mark the 19th annual World AIDS Day. The epidemic continues to grow, and world leaders hope to keep the momentum to fight it alive. But the key is education.

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Augusta 2007 Budget Breakdown

Posted: 12/01/2006 - Some big changes are on the way after Augusta commissioners adopted the 2007 budget yesterday. Along with a property tax increase, some city departments got increased funding...and others were cut to bare bones.

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Dumb and Dangerous Driving - November 30, 2006

Updated: 01/08/2007 - It's a bad and annoying habit lots of drivers seem to have: zipping across traffic without using a turn signal. The problem is so bad, a Richmond County deputy suggested we catch these violators on camera.

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News 12 This Morning Local Update - December 1, 2006

Posted: 12/01/2006 - House on Old Mims Road destroyed in fire; Commission approves 2007 budget; deputy gets 30 day suspension; Aiken County considers blocking Blue Laws; Temple gives exclusive statement to News 12; search for missing Allendale teen over; World AIDS Day.

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Search officially over for missing Allendale teen

Posted: 11/30/2006 - The official search is now over for a missing girl in Allendale. Sheriff Tom Carter says there's nowhere else to look. He also tells News 12 that right now, there's not enough evidence to arrest 17-year-old Erica Bradley's boyfriend.

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More Graniteville Avondale mills to be sold

Posted: 11/30/2006 - If all goes as expected, some of the Avondale mills in Graniteville will have a new owner. Aiken County businessman Weldon Wyatt has an agreement to buy three textile mills, more than 1500 acres of land, and several office buildings.

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Aiken County considers blocking Sunday Blue Laws

Posted: 11/30/2006 - In Aiken County, the law requires stores to stay closed until 1:30 p.m. Many say the old laws aren't keeping up with the times, and now, under a new proposed ordinance in Aiken County, that law may be put on hold.

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Deputy given 30 days suspension over email threat

Updated: 11/30/2006 - A Richmond County deputy has been given 30 days suspension without pay and a year of probation within the department after threatening a reporter with the Metro Spirit.

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Augusta commissioners approve 2007 budget

Updated: 11/30/2006 - After going back and forth for months, Augusta commissioners now have a plan for next year's budget. On a vote of 6 to 4, the commission approved a budget that includes major cuts to departments, layoffs, and a tax increase.

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Richmond County animal euthanasia out of control

Updated: 08/16/2010 - 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.

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News 12 This Morning Local Update - November 30, 2006

Updated: 11/30/2006 - 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.

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Only on 12: Discrimination at Augusta Mall?

Posted: 11/29/2006 - 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.

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Only on 12: Candidates for Superior Court Judge

Updated: 06/18/2007 - 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.

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"Flash" Gordon named GM of James Brown Arena

Updated: 01/10/2007 - 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.

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Richmond County schools don't have emergency plan

Posted: 11/29/2006 - 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.

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