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Hephzibah man dies saving friends from drowning

Updated: 08/13/2013 - 26 year old father Jamarcus Bell was swept into the ocean Saturday in Panama City, Florida. He's being called a hero after he saved three of his friends from drowning. He leaves behind a one year old son and a five year old daughter.

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TV show films episode in CSRA

The Story Trek

Updated: 08/09/2013 - "The Story Trek" is a TV show that picks folks at random and has them tell their story. Producers for the show were in Augusta for one week in August and invited us along to see how it's done.

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Rep. Quincy Murphy laid to rest

Rep. Quincy Murphy (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 08/09/2013 - The service was packed full of those who loved and respected Quincy Murphy, an Augusta businessman, a family man and a public servant who dedicated 11 years of his life as a state representative for the Augusta area.

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Cherry Tree residents are excited about moving

Cherry Tree Crossing

Posted: 08/08/2013 - The demolition of Cherry Tree Crossing will start next year, but all 350 families have to be moved out first. Taxpayers are footing some of the bill.

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Bicycle shop, community helps repair wheelchairs

Updated: 08/09/2013 - Thanks to a local bike shop, and the community, the spirit of Augusta's wheelchair basketball team is strong. Outspokin' Bicycles is donating their time and tire tools to help get the Bulldogs' wheels back in working order for basketball season. As News 12's Christie Ethridge reports, the chain of giving has come full circle.

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Overgrown home with unwelcome animals has Williston neighbors mad

Abandoned home in Williston

Updated: 08/07/2013 - It seems an abandoned home isn't entirely abandoned. Neighbors say snakes, raccoons, and other unwelcome guests have moved in, and they want them to move out. News 12's Chad Mills spent the day in Williston, where those who live next door tell him it's more than just an eye sore.

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Communities host National Night Out against Crime

Updated: 08/07/2013 - Eighteen people have been shot in the last 18 days in Augusta. It's a spike in crime that's causing concern in neighborhoods all over the area. Tuesday night law enforcement took the opportunity to get out into the community in hopes of ending the violence.

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Do you know if bed bugs are in your home?

Bed bugs

Updated: 08/06/2013 - Experts thought they found the cure to bed bugs back in the 60s, but in recent years, they've made a big comeback. News 12 is On Your Side with how you can get rid of those unwanted visitors without having to use chemicals.

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Vultures attack trucks at Wildwood Park

Buzzards cause damage

Updated: 08/02/2013 - Vultures are causing a lot of property damage out at Wildwood Park in Columbia County, and it's not just one or two. Hundreds of them are responsible for hundreds of dollars worth of damage.

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Time to Care Winner: Kailyn McDaniel

Kailyn McDaniel (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 08/01/2013 - Ask a child what they want for their birthday, and you'll learn something. A young girl from New Ellenton is a perfect example. Her birthday wish helped convince us to make her our Time To Care Award winner for August.

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12 On Your Side: What you need to know before hiring contractors

12 On Your Side

Updated: 07/17/2013 - If you are a homeowner, you may have been swamped by problems with all the rain we've had this summer -- everything from flooded basements, garages and downed trees and power lines. And that could mean hiring a contractor to fix everything.

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Aiken outdoor trail reopens despite rain

Posted: 07/15/2013 - All the weather is taking a toll on streets and landmarks across the area, but one group refused to let the rain stop their outdoor project.

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Mothers speak out on losing their children to violence

Posted: 07/15/2013 - Four mothers spoke tonight telling their stories of losing their children to violence in the CSRA. They're asking Crimestoppers and the public for help to solve their loved ones murders.

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6-year-old recovering from snake bite

Updated: 07/15/2013 - A snake bite has one 6-year-old boy recovering. The copperhead bit the boy after the first wave of storms hit our area. News 12 spoke to the boy's parents.

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Religious leader donates $20K after watching News 12 story

Siri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 07/12/2013 - He's a religious leader with millions of followers world wide who's bringing attention to a Columbia County charity. After seeing a News12 report about a bird refuge in Harlem, he decided to make the trip, and bring his money and followers with him. News12 explains how his pilgrimage brought fans from miles around.

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