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Officials say Augusta ready for public funeral

Updated: 01/09/2007 - Thousands are converging on the James Brown Arena for a funeral that will have millions of eyes on Augusta. Organizers met one last time Friday to make sure plans flow smoothly.

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Parking designated for Saturday's service

Updated: 01/09/2007 - As city leaders organize funeral planning efforts inside the James Brown Arena, efforts continue on the outside of it as well. Come Saturday, drivers will have to fight for a parking spot.

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New Year's parties shut down by Blue Laws

Posted: 12/30/2006 - Some New Year's parties are over before they started for some local bars. That's because this year's celebration falls on a Sunday, when Blue Laws keep places that serve mostly alcohol closed.

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Aiken husband and wife dead in apparent murder-suicide

Updated: 12/28/2006 - Aiken County investigators say an Aiken man shot his wife and then himself to death. They think 73-year-old Carl Lee shot his wife, 72-year-old Virginia Lee, while she was in bed...

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Search resumes for missing Allendale teen

Updated: 12/28/2006 - The trail leading to 17-year-old Erica Bradley seemed to dead-end after she disappeared in early November. Now her family is bringing in search experts all the way from Texas.

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Rev. Al Sharpton helps Brown's family plan funeral

Updated: 01/09/2007 - Rev. Al Sharpton was with James Brown's daughters today as they picked out the different outfits Mr. Brown will wear for each memorial service. He told us they are strong but still very saddened.

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News 12 Local Update - December 27, 2006

Posted: 12/27/2006 - North Augusta house fire destroys garage; Augusta remembers James Brown; Augusta high school burglarized twice; search for missing Allendale teen resumes; 18-wheeler runs into embankment off I-20.

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Special Assignment: Change of Heart

Updated: 08/16/2010 - 3,000 transplants are done each year in the United States, but we rarely meet the people behind them. Meet a Georgia couple celebrating perhaps the biggest gift either has ever received.

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Tomi Rae Hynie: "It's a blatant lie"

Posted: 12/27/2006 - Tomi Rae Hynie says she is the late James Brown's legal wife; however, longtime Brown friend and attorney Buddy Dallas says she was only his estranged girlfriend.

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Search for missing Allendale teen resumes

Posted: 12/27/2006 - In Allendale County, the search for a missing teenage girl is resuming. Erica Bradley's family tells News 12 a team from Texas will join the effort, as will a group from Walterboro, South Carolina.

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"Dreamgirls" star, Augusta native says success a journey

Updated: 12/27/2006 - We all know it's one of the biggest movies of the year...but did you know one of the stars of "Dreamgirls" calls Augusta home? News 12's Jonathan Martin found out about Keith Robinson's trip to Hollywood.

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Mourners pay their respects at James Brown statue

Updated: 08/16/2010 - People came out to the James Brown Statue all day on Christmas to pay their respects, bringing flowers, notes, and even a scarf that reads "Godfather of Soul".

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Thomson woman celebrates 125th birthday

Updated: 08/16/2010 - Most of us look forward to Christmas Eve all year...but the celebration didn't end there for one Thomson woman. Alberta Davis celebrated her 125th birthday on that day.

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James Brown: Legend, believer, Augusta son

Updated: 01/09/2007 - It's a long way from Augusta to the Kennedy Center, to Carnegie Hall, to Paris, London, Japan. James Brown covered a lot of miles in his career, but he was always quick to tell you his heart belonged to Augusta.

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James Brown dead at 73

Updated: 01/09/2007 - Soul legend James Brown is dead. The agent for the singer says Brown died early Monday morning at a hospital in Atlanta. He was admitted Sunday, suffering from pneumonia.

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Family Safety Alert: Protect Your Home for the Holidays

Updated: 08/16/2010 - It seems everyone is rushing around right now, trying to get everything ready for Christmas. In that holiday rush, many people forget to take simple steps to protect their homes and the gifts inside.

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Head-on collision kills four

Updated: 01/09/2007 - More than a thousand die every year on Georgia roads. Many of these accidents happen around the holidays. One recent example cost four lives less than a week before Christmas.

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On Your Side: Gift Card Scam

Posted: 12/22/2006 - We're getting close to last minute status for those Christmas gifts. For many of the people on your list, it may mean gift cards. But those convenient gifts can leave you open to scams.

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Brown's generosity inspires others to give

Updated: 08/16/2010 - The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, played Santa Claus today for his annual toy giveaway at the Imperial Theater. It's a tradition the Godfather has continued for 15 years, and it's inspiring others.

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Underage driver charged in accident

Updated: 12/22/2006 - The driver of a Pontiac Grand Am that lost control of his car early this morning has now been charged. He is accused of failure to maintain a lane, and violation of a limited permit.

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James Brown talks about toy giveaway

Updated: 12/26/2006 - News 12's Jonathan Martin spoke with James Brown today about his annual toy giveaway. The Godfather took the opportunity to thank everyone who helped with the giveaway and to wish our soldiers a Merry Christmas.

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