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SCHRENKO PLEADS GUILTY

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Linda Schrenko has pled guilty to two counts: conspiracy to commit fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. She now faces 8 years in federal prison.

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Leonard testimony wraps up

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Richard Leonard is the former campaign manager for Schrenko's bid for governor. He completed his testimony Tuesday. Leonard testified he ran Schrenko's gubernatorial campaign out of his little townhouse on Monte Sano Avenue in Augusta.

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Aiken NAACP protests school board hiring practices

Posted: 05/09/2006 - Aiken NAACP president David Walker has filed formal complaints against the Aiken County School Board with the Federal Office of Civil Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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Indictments in Queensborough robbery

Posted: 05/09/2006 - Two men have been indicted for the robbery of the Queensborough bank in Hephzibah. Alvin Price and Donald Reynolds were indicted by a federal grand jury last week.

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North Augusta man faces bigamy charges

Posted: 05/09/2006 - Reports say 38-year-old David Kaney was arrested last week for bigamy. He presented a marriage license to the Aiken County courthouse on February 18 after being married on February 11.

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Dollar General store robbed at gunpoint

Posted: 05/09/2006 - Deputies are looking for two robbers who held up the Dollar General store on Old Petersburg Road. It happened just after 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 8, right after the store closed.

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Schrenko campaign goes from broke to thousands in 1 year

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Linda Schrenko's gubernatorial campaign went from being broke to having thousands in cash in the summer of 2002. Schrenko's campaign had $113 in the bank in August of 2001...but by that time one year later, hundreds of thousands in cash had come in. Prosecution witnesses detailed Monday how some of it got there.

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Special Assignment: Real-Life CSI

Updated: 02/01/2007 - You see the characters on CSI use high tech gadgets to solve cases week after week. In a News 12 Special Assignment, Stephanie Baker takes us behind the scenes of a real-life investigation.

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Augusta Municipal Golf Course may be sold

Updated: 06/07/2006 - The future of Augusta's Municipal Golf Course is up in the air. Struggling finances and charges of racial discrimination are looming problems. Augusta commissioners brought the issue up in committee Monday, May 8.

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Elderly sisters murdered in Bamberg County

Posted: 05/08/2006 - Two elderly sisters have been murdered in their home in Bamberg County. It happened at 2502 Heritage Highway, in a rural part of the county.

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Free wireless Internet at Augusta Common

Posted: 05/08/2006 - Starting Monday, May 8, you can log onto your wireless Internet from more than just the coffee shop. You can surf the net from part of downtown Augusta.

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Glenn Hills Elementary vandalized

Posted: 05/08/2006 - Glenn Hills Elementary School in South Augusta was struck by vandals over the weekend. A deputy responded to an alarm at about 4:30 Sunday morning, May 7. He found the door propped open with a brick.

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Robbery suspect turns self in

Posted: 05/08/2006 - The second man accused of robbing at least two Columbia County banks is in jail. Demetrius Freeman turned himself in to Kershaw County authorities Friday, May 5.

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Truck hits home; one dead, one injured

Posted: 05/08/2006 - An 18-year-old is dead and another man is thankful to be alive after an unexpected visitor lands inside his home. Troopers say Andy Andrews was driving a Nissan truck north down Main Street in McCormick County around 9:45 Sunday night, May 7, when he lost control and crashed into Calvin Perrin's home.

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Annual Prayer and Praise Rally sees record attendance

Posted: 05/08/2006 - Friday, May 5, an annual Prayer and Praise Rally packed the Bell Auditorium. The ceremony, in its fifth year, possibly drew its largest crowd to date. It was a service thousands of souls strong, church families uniting as one to offer worldwide prayer.

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Sheriffs demolish drug house to send message

Posted: 05/05/2006 - Aiken County's sheriff wants the entire county to hear his message. To get the word out, Sheriff Michael Hunt knocked down a meth house Friday, May 5.

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Hyde Park residents don't want proposed drag strip

Posted: 05/05/2006 - There's talk of another drag strip coming to South Augusta, this time to Hyde Park off Gordon Highway. City administrator Fred Russell is reviewing a proposal, but some residents living there say no way.

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Local youth wins Reader's Digest National Word Power Challenge

Posted: 05/05/2006 - Joe Shepherd lives in Waynesboro...and if his name sounds familiar, it's because we've talked to him many times about ranking high in the National Spelling Bee in Washington. Now he has a new title: winner of the Reader's Digest National Word Power Challenge.

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Turner cross-examination to continue Monday

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Cross-examination of government witness Johnny Turner was the last thing jurors heard in court Friday before breaking for the weekend. Turner is the former CCSC employee and accountant who has already pled guilty to the crime of structuring payments to Linda Schrenko's campaign. Cross-examination of Turner continues Monday.

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Johnny Turner cross-examined

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Botes' attorney Brian Steel asked over and over what proof Turner had that Botes was in any way involved in moving thousands of dollars to people in Augusta, in the form of $590 dollar blank checks, to filter it into Schrenko's campaign.

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Hootie Johnson steps down; new ANGC chairman selected

Updated: 05/08/2006 - Hootie Johnson, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, announced today that he is stepping down from his position at the end of the Club season on May 21. Johnson will assume the title of Chairman Emeritus. He will be succeeded as Chairman by William Porter (Billy) Payne.

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