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Obama defends gov't surveillance programs

Barack Obama

Posted: 06/07/2013 - President Barack Obama is defending his government's secret surveillance, saying Congress has repeatedly authorized the collection of America's phone records and U.S. internet use.

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Only on 12: City code violations found at River Glen Apartments

Posted: 06/07/2013 - Neighbors at the River Glen Apartments are fed up with their living conditions. Some complain about no AC, mold and leaking roofs, among others. More than 50 tenants are asking the mayor and commissioners to step in.

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Local nonprofits could take a hit from federal changes


Updated: 06/07/2013 - A change in Washington could hurt local nonprofits. It's all about how federal workers here donate to charities. It's a decision some locals are fighting. News 12's Chad Mills is breaking it down for us and tells us how you can help.

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Solar panels will shine light on King, Sibley Mills

Updated: 06/05/2013 - Things are looking bright for expansion plans at King and Sibley mills. Commissioners say a new solar farm will help pay for the $300,000 they've just approved to research the GRU proposal.

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Councilwoman slams City of Aiken over library decision

A historic building in Aiken County is on the verge of being destroyed. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 06/05/2013 - The fight to save an historic library has turned into a fight between some in the City of Aiken and others in Aiken County about where to put it. However, the library will still be saved.

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Apartment complex with history of flooding has asked city for help

Rain floods North Augusta apartment complex, cars submerged (WRDW-TV, June 10, 2012)

Updated: 06/05/2013 - After flooding for the third time in just about a year's time, management at the Groves Apartment has reportedly asked the City of North Augusta for help in preventing another flood. However, some residents still want answers.

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Local businessman announces run for Congress

Rick Allen (Courtesy of the Rick Allen campaign)

Updated: 06/04/2013 - Rick Allen, an Augusta businessman, has announced the plans to run for the United States Congress representing Georgia's 12th Congressional District.

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Some residents unhappy about new garbage contract

Updated: 06/04/2013 - Augusta's new garbage contract started Monday, and a lot of you are not too happy about it. Not only does the new schedule have a lot of people on edge, but it also has put several workers out of a job.

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New Jersey Sen. Lautenberg dead at 89

Memorial candles

Posted: 06/03/2013 - New Jersey Democrat Frank Lautenberg was 89 -- and he was the last World War II veteran remaining in the Senate.

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Should Augusta ban smoking all across the city?

Commission seal

Updated: 05/31/2013 - Some are already calling it a victory for anti-smoking advocates. Downtown restaurants have already started the smoke-free trend, and Mayor Deke Copenhaver would like to see all of Augusta follow suit.

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Leaders spending your tax dollars on GRU expansion plans

Updated: 05/31/2013 - Augusta commissioners are moving full steam ahead when it comes to the possible GRU expansion to the King and Sibley mills. They recently voted to spend tax dollars for more research on the plan.

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Exotic dancer strips down the accusations against him

Updated: 05/29/2013 - Kelvin House, whose stage name is Redickulous, is from Augusta. He says he was making a club appearance and it's not the entertainment's job to check the ID of an 18-and-up club.

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New plans could be on the way for downtown Augusta

Commission seal

Updated: 05/29/2013 - Augusta commissioners are looking over a new concept for downtown Augusta. The new project could include a new walkway, stairs and waterfalls around the James Brown statue on Broad Street.

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Aiken school board facing $2.2M budget shortfall

Updated: 05/24/2013 - The Aiken County School Board finds itself with a big puzzle. As budget talks begin, the district faces a multimillion-dollar shortfall. News 12's Chad Mills tells us how much taxes could go up.

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Does Richmond Co. need more tornado sirens?


Updated: 05/24/2013 - There are currently three in Richmond County. Two sirens are on GRU's campus near the intersection of Spellman Avenue, Goss Lane and Walton Way. The third is on Tobacco Road near the East Central Regional Hospital.

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