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Property owners asking for help as Augusta crime increases

Updated: 07/29/2008 - Operation Augusta Ink was a major gang crackdown geared at cleaning up Augusta streets. But several months later, the city has actually seen an increase in overall crime from this time last year. Now some property owners are asking for help.

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Problems for Rep. Paul Broun

Posted: 07/24/2008 - A Capitol Hill newspaper reported that Paul Broun spent so much he might not be able to cover routine expenses later this year.

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North Augusta passes smoking ban

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Starting August first, there will be no smoking allowed inside public places. Bars and restaurants are included.

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Wetherington retiring

Updated: 07/16/2008 - North Augusta Police Chief Lee Wetherington tells News 12 he is retiring after 37 years, effective February 17, 2009.

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Water restrictions coming to SC?

Posted: 07/16/2008 - A special drought committee will meet in a few weeks to see if any water restrictions are needed in South Carolina.

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Voter turnout disappointing for Tarver, Williams

Updated: 07/15/2008 - News 12 is tracking the race for Georgia's Senate District 22 between Senator Ed Tarver and former Augusta commissioner Marion Willams. Your vote will determine who will take on Republican John Butler in November.

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Aiken smoking ban passes 4-3

Updated: 07/16/2008 - Next time you head to an Aiken restaurant or bar, you might notice a certain smell missing. The city smoking ban is in effect, and there's a laundry list of places you can't light up in anymore.

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Broun and Fleming talk to 12

Posted: 07/14/2008 - Two Republicans are in a bitter battle for a spot to represent thousands of you in Congress. Congressman Paul Broun and Barry Fleming talk to 12 about the 10th District race.

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Financial problems threaten Augusta Colts' future

Updated: 07/11/2008 - The season is over, but the hard hits keep coming. The Augusta Colts are having money troubles. News 12 has exclusive information that could change the future of arena football in Augusta.

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Richmond County budget surplus may lead to tax cut

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Augusta City Administrator Fred Russell said Thursday the city has a surplus of about $5.1 million. He says that means the city could chop the projected millage rate in half.

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Public hearing on Plant Vogtle plans

Posted: 07/09/2008 - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has a hearing July 17 about plans for building two more nuclear reactors.

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Trolley study moving forward

Updated: 07/11/2008 - You could soon be taking the trolley to navigate downtown Augusta. We take a look at how much the 4 mile track would cost, and who's paying for it.

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City leaders talk safety at Aqueduct Park

Posted: 07/04/2008 - An old city attraction is getting a lot of new attention. However, the Aqueduct Park has some red flags...getting to it. Where are the warning signs, and who is liable if someone gets hurt?

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Augusta's Lock and Dam re-opens

Updated: 07/03/2008 - The lock at the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam re-opened Wednesday. It paves the way for longer trips down the Savannah River.

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Local folks react to new Georgia gun law

Updated: 07/02/2008 - A new Georgia gun law now states that permit holding gun owners can now bring guns into state parks, onto city buses and into restaurants that serve alcohol.

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