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Augusta's new garbage service starts June 1

Updated: 05/16/2013 - There's a business exemption for trailer parks, family apartment units bigger than four and churches."There's a second exemption for long driveways. If you live more than 300 feet from the road, you have the option to participate or not," said Environmental Director Mark Johnson.

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Public Safety Committee grills Augusta fire chief

Augusta fire department

Updated: 05/14/2013 - The Public Safety Committee grilled Fire Chief Chris James about the expired air cylinders, buying a new fire truck and his involvement with getting a new ambulance contract for the city.

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North Augusta mayor: GreenJackets plan to be changed, reintroduced

Updated: 05/13/2013 - The deal to relocate the GreenJackets to North Augusta was on life support, but now, city leaders are reviving their hopes. They've drawn up a new financing plan, but they'll have to be approved by the school board and county council first. News 12's Chad Mills sits down with the mayor to find out more about the new plan.

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Only on 12: Gov. Deal addresses Azziz controversy

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal

Updated: 05/14/2013 - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal had just walked off the stage at the James Brown Arena and was about to board his plane when he sat down for a one-on-one with News 12 at Daniel Field.

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More lighting needed on the Riverwalk

Updated: 05/08/2013 - News 12 uncovered a string of lights not working on the Riverwalk Tuesday night. Some wonder if better lighting could have prevented a couple from being brutally attacked there last weekend.

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Barrow says he won't run for open US Senate seat

John Barrow

Posted: 05/07/2013 - The congressman from Augusta issued a statement Tuesday saying he will seek re-election to the House next year in eastern Georgia's 12th District, a seat Barrow has held since 2004.

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Waynesboro City Council selects new top cop


Posted: 05/07/2013 - On Monday, City Council members selected Augustus Palmer III as the new top cop. The vote was three to one with two council members not attending the meeting.

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If you owe property taxes, it's time to pay up


Updated: 05/02/2013 - The Richmond County Tax Office has a warning for you: Pay your property taxes. The office says they have given individuals extra time to pay because of the sluggish economy.

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Richmond Co. deputies honored by sheriff

Three Richmond County deputies were honored by the sheriff on Tuesday. (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 04/30/2013 - Deputies Scott Usry, Nathan Regedanz and Anthony McKinney received plaques and awards from Sheriff Richard Roundtree on Tuesday morning.

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Dr. Azziz's new garage might not happen this fiscal year

Dr. Ricardo Azziz might have to wait on home improvements to his state-funded home. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 04/29/2013 - GRU school officials say the upgrades to the president's home might not happen this fiscal year. The project could end up costing the school nearly $100,000, and school officials want to keep it at the first price of $75,000.

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$70,000 in upgrades requested for Azziz home


Updated: 04/29/2013 - GRU officials have admitted to not having approval from the Board of Regents to continue with a more than $75,000 upgrade to Dr. Ricardo Azziz's home.

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Augusta system taxes people differently

Commission seal

Updated: 04/25/2013 - Two different taxing systems continue to plague Augusta-Richmond County since consolidation. Augustans pay different amounts to get the same service, but that could be about to change.

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