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"Robo calls" driving you nuts?

Updated: 02/19/2008 - Annoying automated political calls around election day are targeted by a bill that passed the Georgia state Senate Tuesday.

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Spike Lee on Obama and Atlanta

Updated: 02/19/2008 - Filmmaker Spike Lee, who attended college in Atlanta, told a crowd at the University of Dayton to do the right thing in this year's presidential election, adding that he supports Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination.

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SC governor to sign bill for small businesses

Posted: 02/19/2008 - Mark Sanford was to sign a health care bill Tuesday he says will give small businesses more flexibility to provide health insurance for their employees.

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Augusta NAACP calls for change with bus routes

Updated: 02/19/2008 - Some changes for Augusta public transit could be down the road. News 12 has a copy of an e-mail sent to Augusta's mayor and commissioners from the Augusta NAACP.

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Barbee getting second chance

Updated: 02/19/2008 - Dave Barbee's controversial e-mail about "making the downtown whiter" lead to his resignation from the Augusta Housing Authority. Now he has his eye set on another venture.

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Proposed sales tax increase means safer Augusta

Updated: 02/21/2008 - There is talk of raising taxes again in Richmond County. This time it's sales tax. It's one commissioner's way of leveling the playing field for the men and women who put their lives on the line for our safety.

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Augusta road sinkholes raise traffic concerns

Posted: 02/13/2008 - There could be trouble brewing under the streets of Augusta. At least three sinkholes have surfaced recently, and the city is resting on old water lines.

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Sanford pushes flat income tax

Posted: 02/13/2008 - South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford stopped at several cities across the state Wednesday to promote a tax reform proposal.

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Augusta gets high ranking for growth

Posted: 02/11/2008 - News 12 has learned Southeast Construction has ranked the Augusta-Richmond County region 5th in the southeast for total construction starts in 2007.

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Some in Hyde Park told to clean up or pay up

Updated: 02/11/2008 - Houses in Augusta's Hyde Park are being threatened by bulldozers. Letters went out to some owners saying clean up your houses or they're coming down at the owners' expense.

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Mayor calls for review of Augusta's charter

Updated: 02/07/2008 - During his State of the City speech late Thursday morning at the Augusta Botanical Gardens, Mayor Deke Copenhaver called for a review of the way the city does business.

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Georgia eyes Tennessee River

Posted: 02/06/2008 - Some Georgia lawmakers are trying to reopen an 1818 border dispute to get access to the Tennessee River.

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Kingery Landing called off...for now

Updated: 02/05/2008 - Plans for a new development on North Augusta's riverfront have been voted down. North Augusta City Council voted 4-3 against the proposed Kingery Landing.

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New rules for parking in downtown Aiken

Updated: 02/04/2008 - Parking in downtown Aiken can be downright difficult sometimes. So the city is now looking at a solution. But some business owners don't like it. And the big question is, just how will these new rules be enforced?

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Hyde Park residents say no to chemical plant

Updated: 02/01/2008 - Hyde Park has battled contamination for years. Now a local chemical plant is looking to relocate nearby. Residents say: not in our backyard.

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Last day for advanced voting

Updated: 02/01/2008 - News 12 spent the day at the Municipal building in downtown Augusta, where people were getting a head start on their voting.

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Future unknown for Solicitor Barbara Morgan

Updated: 02/01/2008 - She still has nearly a year to go, but South Carolina 2nd Circuit Solicitor Barbara Morgan won't seek re-election. And word is, she might have bigger plans awaiting her.

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Coliseum Board meets lawmakers

Updated: 02/01/2008 - The Augusta Coliseum authority met with Augusta's legislative delegation today in Atlanta. Only 5 of the 12 members made the trip.

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