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DNR officers patrol lakes to keep boaters safe

Posted: 05/30/2006 - Memorial Day weekend means thousands of boaters on our local lakes, and more people means more officers. News 12 rode along with officers from the Department of Natural Resources on Monday, and there were some arrests this weekend on Clarks Hill Lake.

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James Brown's daughter excited about festival

Updated: 01/09/2007 - Papa's got a brand new festival. The Godfather of Soul, Mr. Dynamite, the Hardest Working Man in Show Business finally has a festival in his honor in his hometown. The party for James Brown kicked off Friday evening in downtown Augusta.

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Florida band excited to play at James Brown Music Festival

Updated: 01/09/2007 - More than 115 bands are expected to perform over the weekend for the James Brown Music Festival. One Florida band, Vocaldrop, drove up to Augusta. They hope their performance will give the more exposure, and they say their music was influenced by the Godfather of Soul.

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Music festival food vendors hit first day roadblock

Posted: 05/26/2006 - Some of the food vendors at the James Brown Musical Festival hit a roadblock as they prepared to light their grills. Friday morning the health inspectors and fire inspectors were called out to give the all clear to the food vendors.

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News 12 talks with Tommy Moore

Posted: 05/26/2006 - Election day will be here before you know it. June 13 is the primary election in South Carolina. Only on 12...Stephanie Baker sat down with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tommy Moore.

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New ASU program seeks to help solve teacher shortage

Posted: 05/26/2006 - As teachers come and go all around the country there's still a shortage in classrooms. News 12's Meredith Taylor is On Your Side with what one local college is doing to put more in our schools.

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Suspect arrested in mortgage company armed robbery

Posted: 05/26/2006 - Aiken County Sheriff's officers have arrested a suspect in last week's armed robbery at Hunter Mortgage Company. Jorge Carpio is charged with four counts of armed robbery and kidnapping.

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Johnston police chief Butch Easler fired

Posted: 05/26/2006 - Johnston mayor Willie Campbell says police chief Butch Easler's termination is effective immediately. Easler was suspended with pay back in September pending the outcome of a state investigation.

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NAACP says Aiken BOE hasn't met demands

Posted: 05/26/2006 - On May 9, during a heated meeting, the NAACP gave the Aiken County School Board 14 days to respond to their list of demands. On May 26, NAACP leaders said the board has not met those demands.

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Car wreck trifecta

Posted: 05/26/2006 - There was some trouble on the road Thursday night. Three wrecks tied up traffic: one on Wrightsboro Road, one on Highland Avenue across from Daniel Field, and one near Seneca in Oconee County, SC.

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Billy Cleveland sentenced

Posted: 05/25/2006 - It was a day of celebration for former substitute teacher Billy Cleveland and the crowd who came to support him. Prosecutors dropped the 8 counts of child molestation...and Cleveland pled guilty to three counts of simple battery, a misdemeanor. The courtroom was packed with his supporters.

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Special Assignment: No Delivery Zone

Updated: 02/01/2007 - It's something most of us take for granted. We can pick up a phone and order a pizza whenever we want. But for some people in Augusta, that's not an option. And many of those people who can't get pizza have one thing in common: they live in an Augusta Housing Authority home.

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Augusta prepares for James Brown Music Festival

Updated: 12/26/2006 - Last minute preparations are being made for the James Brown Soul of America Music Festival. Festival organizers say about 2000 people are already expected to come, and Richmond County deputies are preparing for the crowds.

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New law further limits where sex offenders can live

Updated: 06/21/2006 - Richmond County investigators are busy tracking sex offenders and making sure they register. A new law going into effect July 1 will narrow the places sex offenders can live.

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Special Assignment: Dangerous Sports

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Summer sports are kicking into high gear, and more time outside means more chances to get hurt. In a News 12 Special Assignment, Stephanie Baker tells us about mistakes children in all sports make.

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Board members react to Larke rally

Posted: 05/25/2006 - It was a heated rally Wednesday, May 24 as parents and educators showed up outside the Richmond County Board of Education to show their support for Dr. Charles Larke.

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Special Assignment: Crack Pipes for Sale

Updated: 02/01/2007 - To the unknowing eye, it looks like a small gift or collectable. But anyone who's been around drugs knows what it really is: a crack pipe. News 12's Kristen Cosby has been investigating the small glass tubes sold in local convenience stores.

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Rally held in support of Superintendent Dr. Larke

Posted: 05/24/2006 - After eleven years as superintendent of Richmond County schools, Dr. Charles Larke is fighting for his job. Wednesday, his supporters rallied in front of the Board of Education.

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