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Local Democrats celebrate winning both House and Senate

Posted: 11/09/2006 - What a difference two years can make. President Bush welcomed the Democrats to Capitol Hill today, and those moving in say they're ready to work. Richmond County's Democrats can actually taste the red, white and blue.

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Anne Frank exhibit comes to Augusta

Updated: 11/09/2006 - Her story and struggles during the holocaust are well-known throughout the world. Now, an exhibit honoring Anne Frank comes to Augusta, sponsored by the Georgia Holocaust Commission.

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News 12 This Morning Local Update - November 9, 2006

Posted: 11/09/2006 - Two store robberies Wednesday night; former employee accused of robbery, assault; Copenhaver moving forward; Barrow gives victory speech; 2 South Carolina races still undecided; education tax extended; Columbia County Fair.

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12-year-old in custody for Riverside bomb threat

Updated: 01/05/2007 - Capt. Steve Morris of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office tells News 12 a 12-year-old Riverside Middle School student is in custody, accused of calling in a bomb threat at the school yesterday.

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Copenhaver plans more economic development for Augusta

Posted: 11/08/2006 - Copenhaver really cleaned up last night...and for this next term, he's not looking to change his game plan. He says he'll just work harder to complete what he started one year ago.

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Burger King manager recognizes robber as former employee

Posted: 11/08/2006 - Officers are still looking for the second gunman who robbed a Burger King at gunpoint just after midnight. 18-year-old Jabarie Jones, a former employee of the restaurant, is behind bars after the manager recognized his voice.

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Congressman Barrow thanks Richmond County voters

Updated: 06/18/2007 - Barrow will likely serve a second term in the House of Representatives, beating Burns by a slim margin. He came to Augusta today to announce his victory. Richmond County was very good to Barrow this election.

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ELOST extension means better resources for your child

Updated: 11/08/2006 - The school board needs hundreds of millions of dollars for construction projects, school buses, technology, and other learning materials. Yesterday, voters said they want to help foot the bill.

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Rumsfeld resigning

Posted: 11/08/2006 - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, architect of an unpopular war in Iraq, is stepping down, President Bush announced Wednesday. Word comes a day after big Democratic gains in the midterm elections, in which Rumsfeld was a focus of much of the criticism of the Iraq war.

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Augusta DA to inspect Orbiter

Posted: 11/08/2006 - District attorney Danny Craig plans to go inspect the Orbiter ride that went to Wilmington, North Carolina after the Georgia-Carolina State Fair. 13-year-old Desire Northington was thrown from it almost two weeks ago.

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Man arrested in Aiken Burger King robbery

Posted: 11/08/2006 - In Aiken, Jabarie Jones has been arrested for an armed robbery. Public Safety says the Burger King on Richland Avenue was robbed just after midnight.

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Wrightsboro Road KFC robbed

Posted: 11/08/2006 - Investigators in Richmond County are looking for two armed robbers. The crime happened just after 9 o'clock this morning at the KFC on Wrightsboro Road near I-520.

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2006 General Election Analysis

Updated: 06/18/2007 - As with all campaigns, this one had some surprises, but not many. Deke Copenhaver's runaway lead in the Augusta mayor's race is no surprise. His own polls showed him with at least 60 percent of the vote.

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Jefferson County man brings loaded gun to polls

Updated: 11/07/2006 - There was a scare today in Stapleton, Georgia when a voter came to the polls armed. 55-year-old Phillip Tyner arrivied at the polls with a loaded gun.

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Mayoral candidates await possible runoff

Updated: 11/07/2006 - Four men want to lead the city of Augusta, and News 12 caught up with all of them today. Voting has been steady at the polls all afternoon, and the race for Augusta mayor is important to a lot of people.

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High voter turnout despite weather

Updated: 11/07/2006 - It has been a rainy afternoon, and studies show that inclement weather tends to decrease voter turnout. However, today it hasn't. The Board of Elections expects a higher than average turnout.

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Board of Elections District 9 Race

Updated: 01/10/2007 - A Richmond County school board race is drawing lots of attention. The Super District 9 seat is currently held by A.K. Hasan. The winner of the race will represent half the county.

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Poll watchers keep an eye on Augusta voting

Posted: 11/07/2006 - Poll watchers from both the Democratic and Republican parties are keeping a watchful on this election, and two monitors from the Secretary of State's office are roaming Augusta's precincts.

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Pit bulls kill 1-year-old in Bamberg

Posted: 11/06/2006 - A father faces charges after four pit bulls maul a 22-month-old boy to death. It happened over the weekend in Bamberg. The dogs apparently went into the sleeping child's room, dragged him out of bed, and attacked.

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Special Assignment: The iPod Generation

Updated: 02/01/2007 - It's easy to adjust the volume on an iPod. But it gets loud, and that's a problem. It can be a serious strain on young ears, and even cause permanent damage.

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Drive-by shooting scares Jennings Place families

Posted: 11/06/2006 - Two Augusta families got the scare of their lives as bullets came whizzing past them in a drive-by shooting in broad daylight. It happened in the same area where there were three other shootings back in July and August.

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Orbiter may have been running backwards

Updated: 01/11/2007 - 13-year-old Desire Northington was thrown 60 feet from an Orbiter ride in October. Now there's concern that the ride may have been running backwards.

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