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Ripken, leaders talk possible downtown stadium

Updated: 06/13/2007 - Tuesday, Cal Ripken met with Mayor Deke Copenhaver and the downtown baseball exploratory committee to talk about the possibility of a new stadium.

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Mayor to meet with governor, Ripken on Gardens

Posted: 06/12/2007 - Augusta's mayor will meet with two people who could influence the final outcome of the MCG Athens expansion and the Golf Hall of Fame's Botanical Gardens.

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Tarver addresses challenges

Updated: 06/18/2007 - Augusta's clout in Atlanta is not what it used to be. State Senator Ed Tarver talked with News 12's Richard Rogers about some of the challenges.

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Gloverville businessman smoking mad at ban

Updated: 06/11/2007 - A Gloverville business owner is smoking mad after the Aiken County Council passed a smoking ban that went into effect on the first of the month. Now he is taking his message to the street.

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News 12 viewer offers parking ticket solutions

Updated: 06/07/2007 - Augusta is owed $78,000 in unpaid parking tickets, but the city can't afford to collect. We've been getting lots of viewer e-mail with possible solutions.

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Fired city attorney may file lawsuit

Updated: 06/06/2007 - Augusta is looking for a new city attorney after commissioners fired attorney Eugene Jessup. Jessup says he may file a wrongful termination suit against the city.

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Commissioner Holland's censure stands

Updated: 06/06/2007 - Augusta commissioner Calvin Holland won't get an apology from his commission colleagues after his role in the hard drive controversy.

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Commission fires city attorney

Updated: 06/06/2007 - Augusta city attorney Eugene Jessup was fired by the Augusta commission Tuesday afternoon, after being on the job for five months.

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Augusta city attorney will not resign

Updated: 06/05/2007 - It has been more than one month since Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver asked Augusta's new city attorney to resign. News 12 has learned he has not resigned, is not representing the city, but is still being paid.

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Sheriff's department enforcing smoking ban

Updated: 06/05/2007 - Aiken County deputies are ready to crack down on smokers. A ban just went into effect for most of the county, and the Sheriff's Department met this morning to talk about how they're going bust people breaking the rules.

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Aiken County smoking ban goes into effect

Updated: 06/04/2007 - Smokers in the cities of North Augusta and Aiken are free to light up as usual, but smoking is now prohibited in unincorporated areas of Aiken County.

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Tough blow for Augusta's Golf Hall of Fame

Updated: 05/31/2007 - It was a tough blow for Augusta's Golf Half of Fame and Botanical Gardens after Governor Sonny Perdue slashed its budget for 2008.

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Veto includes Golf Hall of Fame

Updated: 05/31/2007 - Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue vetoes 41 bills, including a large part of the operating budget needed to keep the Golf Hall of Fame open.

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Georgia working on water management plan

Updated: 05/24/2007 - With each day passing and no rainfall in sight, drought conditions continue to worsen across Georgia. All but six counties in the state are now in an extreme or severe drought.

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Lawyer discusses immigration proposal

Updated: 05/22/2007 - We may never know the exact number, but there are hundreds of immigrants here in the Augusta area who will be affected by new immigration legislation. News 12 talked to an immigration attorney who deals with this every day.

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Special Assignment: Bad Rap

Updated: 05/22/2007 - Rap music has its critics, and recently there's been an organized campaign from civil rights leaders to clean it up. In a special assignment, Jonathan Martin looks at the images of women used in the songs and the videos, and its effect on how they are viewed.

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Commission elections shift to even-numbered years

Posted: 05/21/2007 - Gov. Perdue has signed two bills into law that affect Augusta elections. The idea is to make sure all Commission seats are up for election in even-numbered years, which usually means a bigger voter turnout.

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Harbin arrested for DUI

Updated: 05/22/2008 - State Rep. Ben Harbin was arrested and charged with DUI after his car hit a utility pole in downtown Atlanta early Sunday. Harbin was alone in the car. He was treated at Grady Hospital after the wreck.

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Imperial troubles underline community role in art

Posted: 05/18/2007 - The Imperial Theatre's financial woes are a big concern for many in the fine arts community. Monetary issues and shortfalls with funding are not new to Augusta arts, but what can be done about it to make a difference?

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Should guns be allowed on school campus?

Posted: 05/17/2007 - Should guns be allowed on school campus? It's a question that has a lot of people talking in South Carolina after some lawmakers say concealed weapons should be allowed on campuses, even at elementary schools.

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No clear winner in 10th District debate

Updated: 06/18/2007 - The candidates for Georgia's 10th District participated in a debate Wednesday. Some who came to watch say it was hard to distinguish the differences among the candidates and what they stand for.

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Commission adjournment avoids controversy

Updated: 05/16/2007 - A controversial end to Tuesday's commission meeting as Commissioner Andy Cheek calls to adjourn the meeting right before a hot button item is discussed.

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Jerry Falwell dies

Updated: 05/15/2007 - A Liberty University executive tells the Associated Press that the Reverend Jerry Falwell has died. Falwell was taken to a hospital after being found unconscious today in his office at the school he founded in Virginia.

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