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On Your Side: Battle of the Goodwills

Updated: 12/20/2007 - Two organizations with similar names, but different operations: Goodwill Industries and America's Goodwill. We're clearing up the confusion.

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On Your Side: Angie's List Revisited

Updated: 12/10/2007 - Businesses in the Augusta-area are getting report cards. And you can help decide what grades they get. It's called Angie's List and it's a tool you can use to become a better consumer.

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On Your Side: Rip-offs and Recalls

Updated: 12/07/2007 - In this edition of Rip-offs and Recalls, we're talking fuel and fire problems, and, the problems could be inside your home. 12 On Your Side has the information you need to know.

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On Your Side: Call For Action to the rescue

Updated: 12/06/2007 - After months of waiting, an Augusta woman finally has a big project complete on her house and it's all thanks to Call For Action. All it took was one call.

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On Your Side: Santa Wheels

Updated: 12/06/2007 - A program designed to get bicycles for underprivileged kids for Christmas is also helping some other folks on the road to recovery. And you can be a part of it.

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On Your Side: Holiday giving made easy and cheap

Updated: 12/03/2007 - Holiday giving just got a whole lot easier and a whole lot cheaper. It's contributing to a cause with just a few clicks and no extra cents and it can be a big help to an organization in need.

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On Your Side: BBB Changes

Updated: 11/29/2007 - An organization many of you rely on to protect you as a consumer is making some changes. The Better Business Bureau has been around for nearly a century, and its leaders decided after all those years, some changes were needed to keep up with the times.

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On Your Side: A Clean Sweep

Updated: 11/27/2007 - Sitting by a roaring fire in your fireplace this time of year can feel great, but if you're chimney isn't cleared out, it can be a huge hazard; a hazard that is entirely preventable.

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On Your Side: Shopping Tips

Updated: 11/26/2007 - As you probably know, Friday was the official kick-off to the holiday shopping season. Here's a few tips to keep you from having buyer's remorse.

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On Your Side: Shopping Survival

Updated: 11/21/2007 - Turkey Day is just about here and that means it's also almost time for those delicious sales at many stores around the area the next day.

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Smart Girls Club: Moving On

Updated: 11/20/2007 - A local group that helps young girls stay out of trouble is in a little trouble of its own these days. The group's leaders say it's the fault of a local scam-artist.

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On Your Side: Toy Donation Troubles

Updated: 11/19/2007 - All those toy recalls you've been hearing about for months now are creating some extra work for people working on toy drives this holiday season.

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On Your Side: Recall Roundup

Updated: 11/16/2007 - In this edition of Rip-Offs and Recalls, we're taking a look at several recalled items that could be in your house. Here's the information you need to know what to throw out or return to the store.

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On Your Side: Cell Phones for Seniors

Updated: 11/13/2007 - Some cell phone carriers are reaching out to a consumer base that's sometimes ignored by tech companies. They've got plans designed for older adults and senior citizens.

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OYS: Smoke Detector Showdown

Updated: 11/13/2007 - When it comes to getting out alive from a house fire, every second counts. A smoke detector can help out a lot, but what kind should you choose?

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On Your Side: Consumer Fraud Survey

Posted: 11/09/2007 - One government agency says more than one in every ten americans has been the victim of fraud. 12 On Your Side has a few ways to becoming part of that statistic.

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OYS: FTC cracks down on Do Not Call violators

Updated: 11/08/2007 - If you're on the Do Not Call list, the FTC says it is working hard to keep your phone from ringing when you don't want it to by cracking down on illegal telemarketer calls.

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Businesses caught in ATD sting appear in court

Updated: 11/07/2007 - Several businesses, recently busted for selling alcohol to minors, had their day in court on Wednesday. 12 On Your Side was there to see what happened when they appeared before the judge.

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On Your Side: Cell Phone Safety

Updated: 11/05/2007 - You may not realize it, but emergency responders can pick up on signals your cell phone gives off to find you. You just do need to do a little digging to find out how.

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Gas prices on the rise

Updated: 11/05/2007 - Across the country, gas is averaging about three dollars a gallon. But here at home things look a little better, especially in South Carolina.

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Special Assignment: Undercover with the ATD, Part 2

Updated: 11/05/2007 - When's the last time you were carded when buying alcohol? If you're older, you might find it flattering. But if you're the clerk or store owner, it's not about flattery, it’s about finances.

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Special Assignment: Undercover with the ATD

Updated: 11/05/2007 - Underage drinking is a continuing problem that law enforcement is constantly in a battle with. We'll tell you what tactics they're using to win the fight.

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