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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: 08/01/2013 - 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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Savannah River keeps rising, floods home

Updated: 07/11/2013 - On Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers upped the amount of water they are releasing for the third time this week, sending river levels up around 2 feet. For now, one family has put their furniture up on cinder blocks and are just crossing their fingers it doesn't get higher.

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Savannah River continues to rise as more water is released from the dam

Updated: 07/08/2013 - The Savannah River is overflowing into yards, the parking lot at the 5th street marina, even covering trails on the North Augusta Greenway. Monday the US Army Corp of Engineers began releasing even more water into the river to keep the lake from being too full.

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Local Boy Scout Troop must now find new home

Updated: 07/09/2013 - A recent rule change to the Boy Scouts of America is making some churches upset. The group is now allowing young gay boys to become members. A local church is dropping their sponsorship of a troop because their faith conflicts with the new changes. News12 talked to a couple of folks effected by the change. Boy scout troop 686 will soon have to find a new home because their host is against the new rule change, but as one church closes their doors another one says they will gladly open theirs.

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