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Trial Delayed Again for Substitute Teacher

Posted: 02/09/2006 - Former substitute teacher Billy Cleveland, accused of touching female students, waits patiently for his day in court. And now it appears he’ll have to wait a little bit longer.

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Cancer Survival Rates Up

Posted: 02/09/2006 - The annual number of US cancer deaths has fallen for the first time in more than 70 years. Some of the reasons: smoking is on the decline, early diagnosis and better treatment.

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Blind Spots Cause Backover Dangers

Posted: 02/09/2006 - It can take just a second, but it’s something that would haunt you for your life. We’re talking about backover accidents. Those accidents where a child is run over, often times in their own driveway.

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Pastor Shot Making Plans After Recovery

Posted: 02/09/2006 - Reverend Earl Carter is one of three people shot last year at a Huddle House on Highway 25 in North Augusta. News 12 spends some time with the pastor who doesn’t want to sit for long.

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Aiken Seeing Future of Fuel Now

Posted: 02/08/2006 - The future of fuel is taking off right now in Aiken County. The country’s first alternative fueling facility opened there in 2001 and now a distribution center is about to open. News 12 tells you why fuel made from soybeans is catching on.

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Woody Merry Sues All Commissioners and Mayor

Updated: 06/07/2006 - Woody Merry has expanded his lawsuit to include every commissioner, and the mayor. News 12 has more on how much it’s costing you, the taxpayer.

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Expensive Houses in Columbia County

Posted: 02/08/2006 - One hundred and ten thousand dollars, that's about as cheap as houses get in Columbia County. Compare that to Richmond County, with the cheapest price being twenty thousand.

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Wrens Apartment Complex Fears They May be Homeless

Updated: 02/08/2006 - Dozens of families in an apartment complex in Wrens may be homeless in a month. They got eviction notices Monday saying they have to move out in 30 days. News 12 is on your side with a closer look at why they’re being tossed out.

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STOPPED Program Helps Keep Teen Drivers Safe

Posted: 02/07/2006 - There have been several recent wrecks around town and many of them were deadly. News 12 shows you a growing program in Columbia County hoping to stop teen wrecks.

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Radio Wars: Two Radio Talk Hosts Square Off

Posted: 02/07/2006 - It’s no secret that the two radio hosts have bickered over the airwaves. So what’s the problem? News 12 sat down with both sides in a special assignment.

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Thousands Attend Coretta Scott King's Funeral

Posted: 02/07/2006 - You often hear funerals being called homegoing celebrations and whether you were watching on TV, listening on the radio or there in person, you would agree that the service for Coretta Scott King was indeed that, a celebration.

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Hospital Securtity Protects Newborns From Kidnapping

Posted: 02/07/2006 - Monday on News 12 we told you about an Amber Alert for a newborn baby in Macon. The 3-day-old baby boy was taken right out of his mom’s room. The newborn is safe with his mother now, but there are worries about nursery safety.

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2 Elderly Women are Victims of Purse Snatching

Posted: 02/07/2006 - Imagine someone following you home and then robbing you in your own driveway. That’s just what happened to two elderly women in Augusta, and the suspect is still on the loose. News 12 is on your side with what you can do to protect yourself.

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Homeowners Fight Plans to Build Shopping Center

Posted: 02/06/2006 - After an hour of pleading their case before Augusta commissioners, it seemed to be a big win for Randy Sasser and three hundred other West Augusta homeowners. Seemed being the operative word.

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MCG Doctor's Trial Delayed

Posted: 02/06/2006 - The trial involving an MCG doctor accused of causing a deadly head-on crash is delayed. Prosecutors say Mohammad Ali Bazadian was driving on the wrong side of the road and under the influence when he crashed into Brandon Layton’s car.

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More Delays in Billy Cleveland Case

Posted: 02/06/2006 - At least one local judge has had all he can take of the delays. News 12 had the only reporter in his courtroom today and has the latest details on the Billy Cleveland case.

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Martinez Woman is Inspiration After Appearance on MTV

Updated: 02/06/2006 - More than 600 pounds. That’s how much a Martinez woman weighed when she put her personal story on national television. News 12 sits down with a thinner Amy Williams and finds out she’s become an inspiration to many who don’t even know her.

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Careless Drivers on Mike Padgett Highway

Posted: 02/06/2006 - It's been a rough week for Augusta drivers. Luckily no one was killed on Mike Padgett Highway Friday night. Instead, the wreck is raising a lot of questions about its high speeds and overall safety.

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Only On 12: 14-Year-Old Killed in ATV Accident

Updated: 02/06/2006 - A fourteen year old Jenkins County girl was killed on Saturday while driving an ATV she received for her birthday just the day before. Her mother had died after an illness in 2003.

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Only on 12: Man Accused of Vehicular Homicide Speaks Out

Updated: 02/03/2006 - Investigators believe it all started because two vehicles were racing. The driver of one, Lawrence Skinner, died in the wreck. The other driver accused of racing was arrested and charged with several counts of vehicular homicide in the first degree.

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Willie Allen Sentenced to Life in Prison

Updated: 02/03/2006 - He told the jurors who convicted him of murder that it was self-defense. Today, it was the same jury to decide if Willie Allen lives or dies. News 12 was in the courtroom when the sentence came down.

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Boy, 17, Posing as Brother, Checks Girl Out of School

Updated: 09/18/2006 - A boy posing as a brother manages to get a 14-year-old girl out of class. Columbia County school leaders are investigating this case, trying to figure out how it happened. News 12 is also investigating this.

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Some Want Olive Road Closed for Good

Updated: 02/02/2006 - Olive Road is closed once again after someone apparently reopened it last night. But now, the barricades are back in place and some hope it stays closed forever.

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The 5 Most Dangerous Places for Women in Augusta

Updated: 02/02/2006 - They thought it would never happen to them, just like you probably think it will never happen to you. But last year 97 women reported rape in Augusta. Chances are, where you are right now is the most dangerous place for a woman.

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