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Woman barely escapes fire with her two children

Updated: 11/18/2013 - A fire that destroyed a family's home hasn't killed their spirits. News12 spent the day in Jackson talking to the mother who says she hugs her kids a little tighter after their close call.

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Medical students learn how to help war vets

Updated: 11/15/2013 - In honor of Veterans Day, medical students at GRU spent the week focusing on special care for members of the military. When soldiers return from war, they often need special treatment and as News12 explains, their injuries aren't only physical.

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GRU and Gold Cross partner up to save lives

Updated: 11/12/2013 - In the critical moments of an en emergency EMT'S rush to the scene and now, in some instances, a doctor will be with them. News12 explains why GRU and Gold Cross and teaming up and why it could make a critical difference.

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Friends and neighbors remember 16-year-old killed by grandfather

Updated: 11/11/2013 - Friends and neighbors are now talking after a grandfather kills his grandson and then turns the gun on himself. It all took place on Whaley Pond road in Graniteville. News12 tell you why many still can't believe this tragic story.

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Mysterious gunshots have neighborhood on edge

Updated: 11/10/2013 - Folks in a Columbia County subdivision say mysterious gunshots are making the ground shake underneath them and their windows rattle. They tell News12 they hear the loud shots, but have no idea where it's coming from, or how close it is to their homes. News12's went looking for some answers about this mystery shooting range.

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Multiple ways to sign up for Affordable Health Care Act

Updated: 11/06/2013 - For the last month people have been trying to sign up online for the Affordable Health Care Act. Some of you have shared your troubles and are asking for alternatives. News12 spoke to one group who's willing to show you different ways to sign-up and where you can go to get help if you don't have any insurance.

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Columbia County skate park on hold for now

Updated: 11/05/2013 - Skateboarders aren't very happy after plans for a skate park in Columbia county have hit the wall. Looks like the plans to build the park and a BMX bike course will go back to the drawing board and some say the plans have been axed because of a skaters stereotype, but as News12 tell you-- it's all about the money.

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Milk for $8 a gallon? Passing a new farm bill could stop that

Updated: 11/02/2013 - A gallon of milk costs you more than a gallon of gas right now, at some stores even more than $4.00. Experts say that price could almost double in the next few weeks if congress doesn't act. We're talking 8 bucks a gallon. News12 explains how the farm bill will impact you.

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Low turnout does not affect message of Civil Rights summit

Updated: 10/30/2013 - A judge, pastor, and football coach were just some of the community leaders talking about civil rights at Paine College Tuesday night. News12 was at the meeting where organizers are now determined to reach more people. At one point the panel out numbered the audience, but organizers say it's not about how many show up. It's more about what people learn and share.

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Food stamp cuts will total $5 billion

Updated: 10/30/2013 - In four days millions of Americans will be effected by cuts to Food Stamps benefits. We're talking billions of dollars here and it all starts November 1st. News12 is on your side with why this is happening and how it will affect you.

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Aimee Copeland returns to Augusta to help others

Updated: 10/26/2013 - After spending weeks in Augusta recovering from a flesh eating bacteria last year Aimee Copeland is back, but this time to help others. After dealing with her own tragedy -- now she's using her voice to help victims of sex trafficking . News12 caught up with her at the i-CARE 5k race Saturday morning as she works to spread her message.

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14-year-old kills Aunt who is registered sex offender

Updated: 10/23/2013 - A 14-year-old girl is behind bars tonight accused of stabbing her own aunt to death. It happened Monday night at a home on Scott Store Road just off of Highway 56 in Burke county. News12 spoke with the lead investigator on the case who says the teenager will be charged as an adult.

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Some say fair parking isn't "fair" where they live

Updated: 10/22/2013 - A trip to the fair means first finding a place to park. For some living at an apartment complex in Downtown Augusta, fair parking became their problem when they found most of their complex parking was dedicated to fair goers. The deal was struck between their landlord and a private contractor and tenants tell News 12 the deal wasn't "fair."

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Study says No. 1 state in men killing women is South Carolina

Domestic violence

Updated: 10/20/2013 - South Carolina tops the list that many don't want to ever hear. A study shows it's the number 1 state when it comes to men killing women. With October being National Domestic Violence Awareness Month some in Aiken are coming together to raise money and help those effected by violence at home. News12 tells the story of one family and how you can help make a difference.

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Man stabbed in the back on basketball court

Updated: 10/19/2013 - Richmond County Sheriff's deputies responded to the basketball court in Cherry Tree Crossing at 12:45 p.m. on Friday to find a man with stab wounds.

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Man arrested for early morning shooting

Updated: 10/19/2013 - Richmond County Deputies responded to the 3900 block of Wexford Court at 1:31 a.m. on Saturday to find a woman with gun shot wounds.

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Police: Man kills two, sends another to hospital, and turns gun on himself

Updated: 07/21/2013 - An early morning Sunday shooting has claimed the lives of two people and another one is still in critical condition. The Pepperidge subdivision is where it all took place. News12 spoke to family and neighbors about this sad story. Brandi Paulk and her son's father Lee Wilson lost their lives, but they weren't the only ones affected. Her sister April Paulk is still in critical condition and family members say what makes this even more tragic is that the gunman was married to her.

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Arrest made in overnight Aiken shooting

Updated: 07/21/2013 - ​The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is looking into a shooting incident that occurred Saturday night near 3001 Vaucluse Road. One man has been arrested.

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