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Local Leaders Remember Coretta Scott King

Updated: 01/31/2006 - Coretta Scott King became a symbol in her own right of her husband’s struggle for peace. And from everyone News 12 spoke to who knew her, they say she did that in a quiet, yet stoic and forceful way.

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Basketball Coach Accused of Inappropriatly Touching Student

Updated: 12/15/2009 - A Josey High School basketball coach is on paid administrative leave after allegations that he inappropriately touched a female student. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says Coach Sam Lilly has not been arrested, but the investigation is active.

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Coretta Scott King Dies At Age 78

Updated: 01/31/2006 - Coretta Scott King, the widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., has died in Atlanta, five months after suffering a stroke and heart attack. She was 78.

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Speeders a Constant Problem on 520

Updated: 01/30/2006 - A five a car crash, leaving four dead. Witnesses say racing at high speeds down the Bobby Jones Expressway led to this scene. Though racing isn’t as common, fast vehicles are no stranger to Bobby Jones.

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Commissioners Debate Adding Law Department

Updated: 06/07/2006 - Commissioner Marion Williams is also pushing for the city to follow the city charter by establishing an in-house law department. News 12 is on your side to explain why Williams and other commissioners say paying one city attorney is costing taxpayers too much money.

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Four Dead After Bobby Jones Crash

Updated: 01/30/2006 - Sunday's crash on Bobby Jones Expressway left four people dead and two more very badly injured. And the coroner's office just released new information.News 12 spoke to an officer who saw the whole thing unfold before him.

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Two Cases of Stealing Power in North Augusta

Updated: 01/30/2006 - The rising cost of gas and electricity has some looking to extreme measures to stay powered up. News 12 breaks down two cases of electric theft.

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Deadly Crash on Bobby Jones

Updated: 01/30/2006 - We now know the names of two people killed in a weekend car crash in Richmond County. 37-year-old Gloria Lewis and 12-year-old Tyroneesha Lewis, from Midville, Georgia, were killed Sunday...

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Study Says 1 in 4 Third Graders Are Obese

Updated: 01/27/2006 - One in four Georgia third graders are obese and that’s scary considering that obesity in children is associated with diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma and low self-esteem. Now schools are trying to battle the buldge.

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Abstinence Campaign in Schools

Updated: 01/27/2006 - Teens and sex, it's a subject that some parents may prefer to avoid. Experts say talking about it is the best thing a parent can do. Columbia County schools are encouraging teens to be sexually abstinent.

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Augusta's Armed Robberies Up

Posted: 01/27/2006 - Thursday night two armed robberies hit the Food Lion on Washington Road. About half an hour later, two armed men robbed the CVS on Gordon Highway. Investigators believe the robberies are by the same men...

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Substations: A Thing of the Past?

Updated: 01/27/2006 - Police substations in Richmond County, just how many are there and why are some closing their doors? News 12 is on your side with why deputies may be spending more time inside their cars rather than in substations.

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New Gate Area at Airport Almost Done

Updated: 01/26/2006 - If you’ve been to Augusta Regional Airport lately, you’ve noticed construction. Well, one part is nearing an end, but the work will continue into phase two. News 12 has an exclusive look at the progress.

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Extension for Katrina Evacuees in Hotels

Updated: 01/26/2006 - It’s been nearly five months since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, sending evacuees across the country and in some cases, into hotels. In Augusta, about 30 evacuees remain at the Ramada Hotel. FEMA has extended another deadline, but the deadline to apply is coming.

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New Bill Forces Companies to Finish Construction

Updated: 01/26/2006 - Georgia Sate Representative Ben Harbin introduced a bill this week after hearing complaints about slow progress on Furys Ferry Road. The bill would force contractors to finish old work before they start something new.

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Class Sizes in Georgia to be Smaller

Updated: 01/26/2006 - Governor Perdue wants smaller school class sizes across the state as soon as next fall. News 12 is on your side with how that will affect Richmond and Columbia County schools.

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SC Cigarette Tax Could Increase

Updated: 01/26/2006 - A plan to increase the cigarette tax in South Carolina is still smoldering. As News 12 reports, the push behind the hike may be coming from Georgia.

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Officials Present Three School Start Dates

Updated: 01/26/2006 - Another hot school topic is when to start classes and thousands of students in our area could be affected. News 12 is on your side with the three dates under consideration.

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Police Still Following Huddle House Shooting Leads

Updated: 01/26/2006 - It’s been two months since the Huddle House shootings in North Augusta that left one dead and two severely injured. And North Augusta Public Safety is continuing to follow up on leads.

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Kimberly-Clark to Expand Beech Island Plant

Updated: 01/26/2006 - The Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced plans to expand their two million square foot plant in Beech Island, making it the largest manufacturing plant in North America. News 12 is on your side with what you can expect to see in the next year.

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Senate Approves Controversial Voter ID Bill

Updated: 01/24/2006 - It went through several committees and passed. Then to the House of Representatives and they said okay. And on Tuesday evening, after nearly seven hours of discussion, the state senate said okay to the controversial Voter ID bill.

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Aiken Named Hottest Housing Market in State

Updated: 01/24/2006 - A popular downtown, horses and southern weather add up to good news for Aiken’s housing market. The city is ranked the fastest growing housing market in South Carolina. As News 12 explains, Aiken is attracting people from all backgrounds.

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Concealed Weapons Bill in SC House

Posted: 01/24/2006 - In South Carolina, a new bill has been introduced to the House that would make getting a concealed weapon a bit easier for domestic violence victims. News 12 sits down with one woman who supports the bill and others who say it all depends.

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Robbery Victims Fight Back

Updated: 01/24/2006 - It’s hard not to fight back when you’re the victim of a crime. And that’s especially true for store owners who have a lot at stake. But is it worth it? Deputies say lately they’re seeing more people doing just that and it has officers concerned.

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