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Richmond Co. BOE considers relaxing school dress code

Updated: 07/12/2006 - When Richmond County students return to school in August, there may be a more relaxed dress code in place. Board members are discussing whether students can tuck or untuck their shirts.

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Fourth of July a big day for barbecue

Updated: 01/11/2007 - A big Fourth of July tradition is barbeque. It's so popular that some places ran out of food. Firing up the grill at home is a tradition for many families.

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Columbia County deputies get new boat for water operations

Posted: 07/06/2006 - Columbia County has a new weapon in the fight against DUI, and they chose the Fourth of July holiday weekend to unveil it. The newest member of the Columbia County Special Operations Division is the "Sea Pro 206".

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HB1059 may force stay-at-home dad to move away from family

Posted: 07/06/2006 - His kids may not know it yet, but within one week, their father and stay-at-home dad could be packing his bags. Tucked away on a dirt road in Richmond County is a man who admittedly broke the law...

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Augusta woman competes in Rock Star: Supernova

Posted: 07/06/2006 - Wednesday night was a big night for one Augusta woman. Dana Andrews waits tables at Logan's and sings in a local cover band, but it might all change with her debut on CBS's Rock Star: Supernova.

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Mayor, mayor pro-tem clash over commission meeting rules

Posted: 07/06/2006 - Augusta mayor Deke Copenhaver says it's time for commissioners to follow rules that have been ignored for years. But the mayor's plans to limit debate in the commission chamber may cause more of it.

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Deputies reconstruct Highway 302 accident

Posted: 07/06/2006 - Investigators are learning more about a deadly crash in Aiken County. Saturday, July 1, deputies say 36-year-old Virginia Cantara hit a tree after chasing her estranged husband Thomas' car down South Carolina highway 302.

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Arrest warrants pending in Tobacco Road shootout

Updated: 07/06/2006 - Richmond County sheriff's investigators have identified several people involved in a shootout that left a woman in the hospital. News 12 has learned the 18-year-old is now in stable condition.

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Sex offenders move to hotels to comply with HB1059

Updated: 07/05/2006 - More than 170 of Richmond County's registered sex offenders can stay put if they live near a school bus stop. Last week a federal judge temporarily blocked the state from banning registered sex offenders from living near bus stops.

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Terri Fordham acquitted

Updated: 07/06/2006 - A jury has acquitted the woman charged with battery of a News 12 reporter. Terri Fordham was arrested in February following a confrontation with reporter Stephanie Baker.

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News 12 demonstrates how DUI can cost you

Posted: 06/30/2006 - We hear it every holiday...but what is it really like to be arrested for DUI? News 12's Stephanie Baker got an inside look. In a demonstration, she went through exactly what happens when a driver gets booked for DUI.

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Voter ID's available from Board of Elections

Posted: 06/30/2006 - Local elections officials are preparing to provide free voter ID cards to those who need them before next month's Georgia primary. The new law requires all registered voters to present a photo ID when voting, and poll workers will not make any exceptions.

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Watermark on the Riverwalk condos to average $400K apiece

Posted: 06/30/2006 - Riverfront condos are on the way to downtown Augusta. Augusta commissioners approved selling property at 6th and Reynolds. City leaders hope the developer's plan will generate millions in tax revenue.

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Couey confession inadmissible

Posted: 06/30/2006 - A judge ruled John Couey's confession about the kidnap, rape and murder of Jessica Lunsford is not admissible in court. However, the discovery of her body can be used as evidence.

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Muns running for Columbia Co. School Board chairman

Posted: 06/30/2006 - Lee Muns says he's running for chairman of the Columbia County School Board. Muns opted not to run for re-election in 2004, but says he's ready to take Columbia County schools to the next level.

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Columbia Co. landfill closing

Posted: 06/30/2006 - Folks in Columbia County will have to find a new place to dump their trash. The county is closing its Baker Place Road landfill this Saturday, July 1.

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