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Thomson Fire Department wins 'firehouse makeover'

The Thomson Fire Department's firehouse got a complete makeover. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/31/2013 - It's what firefighters consider their home away from home and now the fire station in Thomson is getting a makeover. Out of more than 9,000 entries, the Thomson Fire Department on McCommons Street was chosen to win a firehouse makeover.

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Local church breaks ground on new worship center

The groundbreaking for True North Church was held on Sunday. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/28/2013 - A church that started with a small group of people has now grown into a congregation of over 1,000 members. The growth in membership has led the church to outgrow its current space.

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Large crowds expected for weekend gun show in Augusta

Updated: 01/28/2013 - They say at all of their gun shows in the past month, everything has been on the rise. Attendance, prices and sales are all up, and they don't expect this weekend to be any different.

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Wrens plant closing, 120 people losing jobs

A plant in Wrens is closing its doors, putting many out of work. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/25/2013 - A gloomy day on the unemployment front. New numbers show the unemployment rate in metro Augusta is up five-tenths of a point to nine percent. Augusta's not the only one suffering, however. In Jefferson county, the news gets worse.

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Hundreds of animals in need after fire at wildlife ranch

Graystone Ranch is asking for your help after a fire burned down one of its barns. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/24/2013 - Graystone Ranch is asking for your help. Although they need to replace everything, they say the most immediate need is the food because they can only make it to the end of the week with what they have left.

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North Augusta school could soon be named state's best

Hammond Hill Elementary is one of the finalists for a prestigious education award. (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 01/23/2013 - Hammond Hill Elementary in North Augusta is still celebrating being named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. That's the highest honor a school can receive. Now, they're one of eight finalists for the Palmetto's Finest award.

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North Augusta native gets nominated for Oscar

Updated: 01/21/2013 - What do the movies "Life Of Pi," "The Avengers" and "Prometheus" have in common besides making millions in the box office and being nominated for the Academy Awards? The answer is North Augusta native 21-year-old Steven Benjamin.

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MLK parade has theme of peace

Updated: 01/21/2013 - It was a fun and festive day with a serious message, as citizens and leaders came out to support the annual MLK parade.This year's theme hit close to home.

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North Augusta inn honored by AAA Carolinas

Rosemary Hall (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/16/2013 - The Rosemary Inn Bed and Breakfast is one of 49 South Carolina properties to receive the award. A ceremony was held to honor the S.C. businesses on Monday.

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Homes for Heroes in Augusta closes on its first home

Homes for Our Heroes in Augusta (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/16/2013 - It's a new program to say thank you to all our hometown heroes who sacrifice for the rest of us every day, but as News 12's Christie Ethridge reports, the sacrifice is coming from the realtor, and the thank you is landing in the homeowner's pocket.

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Costco helping bring other businesses to town

Many businesses, including a movie theater, could be in the works along River Watch Parkway. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/15/2013 - It's a domino effect, and it's landing in Augusta. We're talking about the Village at Riverwatch Shopping Center. Even though there's only one business there now, the plan is for a lot more.

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