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New GOP tax plan targets car tag tax

Posted: 03/04/2008 - Days after Democrats vowed to vote as a bloc against House Speaker Glenn Richardson's tax plan, the Republic overhauled the measure in hopes it will earn the 120 votes it needs.

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Augusta Commission Rundown - March 4, 2008

Updated: 03/04/2008 - A loaded agenda: dog park for downtown Augusta, Marion Williams is back, taxes on the rise, and changes on the Coliseum Authority.

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SC cigarette tax could rise

Posted: 03/03/2008 - A big battle is shaping up in South Carolina over plans to raise the state cigarette tax. The Senate is considering adding 45 cents per pack to the current tax of seven cents.

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DFACS head quits

Posted: 03/03/2008 - Georgia's top child welfare official is quitting. Mary Dean Harvey, the head of the state Division of Family and Children Services (DFACS), is stepping down at the end of April.

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Perdue backs McCain

Posted: 03/03/2008 - Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue has endorsed Arizona Senator John McCain for President. Perdue is set to host a fundraiser for McCain Thursday.

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New company means 350 jobs for Augusta

Updated: 09/16/2009 - News 12 first told you about a new business bringing up to 350 jobs to Augusta. The company is called TelePerformance, a new call center with a medical twist.

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Third Georgia congressman to support Obama

Posted: 02/28/2008 - Representative John Barrow of Savannah became the third Georgia Democrat this month to announce his support forBarack Obama's presidential campaign.

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Ga congressman dumps Clinton for Obama

Posted: 02/27/2008 - Civil rights leader John Lewis has dropped his support for Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential bid in favor of Barack Obama.

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Bill aimed at online sexual predators

Posted: 02/28/2008 - State Representative Hardie Davis (D-Augusta) is sponsoring a bill in the Georgia Legislature to protect children from online sexual predators.

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Racy photos get mayor fired

Posted: 02/27/2008 - The mayor of a small Oregon town has been recalled after she posted photos of herself in a bikini next to a firetruck on MySpace.com.

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Grant for Historic Augusta

Posted: 02/27/2008 - Historic Augusta is getting a $120,000 matching grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Only on 12: Coliseum Candidate Profile

Updated: 02/27/2008 - As News 12 first told you, Julie Huggins is the top candidate for the facilities manager position at the James Brown Arena. Now we share a little bit about her.

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Changes at the Augusta Coliseum Authority

Updated: 02/27/2008 - A plan is in the works to hire a new facilities manager, the attorney was re-hired, and audits are planned, but is it enough to keep state leaders from stepping in?

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Perdue presses for PeachCare money

Posted: 02/26/2008 - Governor Perdue is asking Congress for more money to pay for children's health insurance under PeachCare.

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Celebration of Freedom Day proposed

Updated: 02/27/2008 - The South Carolina House passes a bill to have the state officially recognize an annual celebration of the emancipation of slaves, known as "Juneteenth".

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Governors laugh about border dispute

Updated: 02/26/2008 - Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen says a dispute over the location of the state border with Georgia has been the subject of a few laughs between him and Governor Perdue.

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Dog park put on hold at botanical gardens

Posted: 02/25/2008 - First it opened free to the public; now the city is looking to make the Augusta Botanical Gardens an off-leash dog park for at least one day a week.

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Cadi group to clean up downtown Augusta

Updated: 02/26/2008 - The city of Augusta is looking to bring you your own personal "Cadi". Those of us in this golfing city are no strangers to the term, but this is a little different. In this case, Cadi means: Clean Augusta Downtown Initiative.

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