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James Brown Talks About His Music Festival

Updated: 12/26/2006 - Monday’s weather didn’t keep singer James Brown from hosting his annual Turkey Giveaway. During the giveaway, we learned more about his plans for his upcoming music festival. News 12 was there as the Godfather of Soul talked turkey and tunes.

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Overcrowding at LEC

Updated: 11/21/2005 - News 12 has learned Sheriff Ronnie Strength is fine-tuning a plan about how ankle bracelets will be used for low-risk offenders. It’s all to help alleviate inmate overcrowding at the Law Enforcement Center.

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Dispute Leads to West Augusta Fire

Updated: 11/21/2005 - A West Augusta man crashes a truck into his house and sets the vehicle and himself on fire. It all happened on Pickerel Road, right near Westside High. Richmond County investigators say Michael Lee Raper is charged with aggravated assault among several others.

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Mobile Home Park Residents Battle Unsanitary Conditions

Updated: 11/18/2005 - Unsanitary problems News 12 uncovered at a South Augusta mobile home park may date back three months. As we first told you Thursday night, “The Mobile Village” is under a state of emergency. The city found residents living in unsanitary conditions.

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Inappropriate Touching Between Students?

Updated: 11/18/2005 - Allegations of inappropriate touching at a Richmond County elementary school have one mom crying foul. The mom says a boy touched her son in a bathroom at school, and she says school officials were slow to react.

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Where Home Security Falls Short, Part 2

Updated: 11/18/2005 - There were more than 5,400 burglaries in Aiken, Richmond and Columbia Counties combined in the last year alone, and it can take police as long as 45 minutes to get to the scene. News 12 is on your side with steps you can take to protect your family.

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Firefighters Fight Deadly Chemicals

Updated: 11/18/2005 - Deadly chemicals surround you every day on the roads and in the factories. And they pass you through every county. News 12 is on your side with how Columbia County firefighters are learning to respond to accidents that could expose you to deadly toxins.

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No Thanksgiving Dinner At The Salvation Army

Updated: 11/18/2005 - The Salvation Army isn’t serving Thanksgiving dinner this year. But the reason why may surprise you. News 12 finds out why they’re closed this holiday.

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Boyles Gives Support to Copenhaver

Updated: 11/17/2005 - Former Augusta mayoral candidate Tommy Boyles announced he’d throw his support to one of the men who knocked him out of the race. News 12 is on your side to explain what Boyles will do to help Deke Copenhaver win the runoff.

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Dollar Store Robberies

Updated: 11/17/2005 - News about a rash of robberies involving Dollar General and Family Dollar stores in our area…News 12 has learned that investigators in Richmond and Columbia Counties are working together to see if any of the robberies are connected.

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Reactions to NTSB's Graniteville Accident Report

Updated: 11/17/2005 - In a new report released by the National Transportation Safety Board, we hear what went wrong on a fatal day in Graniteville. News 12 is on your side with who’s to blame and how those in Graniteville are taking the news.

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Where Home Security Falls Short

Updated: 11/16/2005 - A home alarm system is a good way to protect your family. But where you live could affect the level of your safety. News 12 is on your side to explain how flaws in the system mean a burglar can get in and out of your home before police ever arrive.

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Drug Addicts in Your Area

Updated: 11/16/2005 - Parents and neighbors worry a new drug and alcohol treatment facility across from Martinez Elementary may be dangerous. And you may not realize, one of these places may be just down the street from you.

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Home Invasions

Updated: 11/16/2005 - Neighbors are on alert after a home invasion early Wednesday morning. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says the majority of them are drug related. But that’s not the case of a new mother and her family living on Richmond Hill Road in South Augusta. News 12 is on your side with ways to stay safe in your neighborhood.

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Special Assignment: No Nino Left Behind

Updated: 02/01/2007 - The number of students across the country who speak English as a second language grows every year, so teachers must include language lessons in the regular curriculum. Sounds like a challenge, but English-speaking students are learning more as well.

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Substance Abuse Home Will Stay Across from School

Updated: 06/07/2006 - Former drug and alcohol abusers are living right across from an elementary school, and they now have legal backing to stay. At Tuesday’s commission meeting, the county attorney said that by law, the house can stay.

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Renters Beware: Know your landlord

Updated: 11/15/2005 - If you pay your rent on time and in full every month, you don’t expect to be evicted. But that’s just what happened to an Augusta woman. News 12 learned this happens to renters several times a week.

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Babysitter Blamed For Child Wandering On Street

Updated: 11/15/2005 - Police find a toddler alone, wandering toward a busy highway. And they say the babysitter was the one who wasn’t watching her. News 12 tells you what happened and how parents can make sure they find the right sitter.

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NTSB Safety Recommendations

Updated: 11/15/2005 - One day before the release of a new report about the Graniteville train accident, the NTSB is meeting about ways to prevent future accidents. News 12 is following the National Transportation Safety Board’s most wanted safety recommendations.

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Deadly Intersection Doesn't Meet Criteria For A Traffic Light

Updated: 11/14/2005 - There is new information in a car crash that killed a Desert Storm veteran this Veterans Day weekend. We now know Thomas Haire is the man who died Sunday when his SUV was hit in the side at the intersection of Highway 25 and Bettis Academy Road.

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Getting Away with Murder?

Updated: 11/14/2005 - A News 12 investigation uncovers new information about a murder in a small town. In 2001 Robin Reeves was stabbed to death in her home in Thomson. No one was ever arrested. News 12 investigates the murder and has new information never made public until now.

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Weekend Shooting at East Augusta Nightclub

Updated: 11/14/2005 - Police are looking for two gunmen who shot and killed two men outside an East Augusta nightclub. It happened early Saturday morning around 2 a.m. News 12 interviewed one of the victim’s family members, and they say they’re desperate for some help.

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Veterans Day Exhibit at Augusta Museum

Updated: 11/14/2005 - Veteran’s Day observers had a chance to honor hometown heroes Saturday through a more hands-on experience. News 12 explains how visitors and veterans learned from one another by telling stories too often kept silent.

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Local Legislators Fight for Property Rights

Updated: 11/14/2005 - If the government thinks your property could be more useful for commercial development to boost the economy, a Supreme Court ruling gives them the power to take it. News 12 is on your side with what your local lawmakers are doing to make sure this doesn’t happen to you.

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SPLOST Projects

Updated: 11/14/2005 - On Tuesday, voters decided to extend the penny sales tax to include another $160 million phase. But when can we expect to see some of the SPLOST projects actually started?

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