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Principal, parents talk safety after gun found at middle school

Updated: 01/22/2014 - An 8th grader is being charged as an adult for armed robbery after investigators say he brought a gun to school for two consecutive days, then cornered a classmate in a school bathroom and demanded his cell phone.

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"Hero" bus driver saves 10-year-old girl

Updated: 01/16/2014 - An Aiken County bus driver is being called a hero for saving the life of a 10-year-old girl. She was driving high-school home from school when she saw an emergency and jumped into action. News 12's Chad Mills caught up with the bus driver.

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DJJ, Juvenile court supporting Alternative School Transportation

Updated: 12/11/2013 - Parents and staff have been fighting the issue for months, even holding a protest outside the BOE earlier this fall. Tuesday, the juvenile court and Department of Juvenile Justice stepped in with a plan at the board meeting.

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Chief describes 'unbelievable' accidental shooting on college campus

Updated: 10/25/2013 - A strange, accidental shooting lands a college student behind bars. It all went down on a basketball court inside the gym at a local college campus. Voorhees College is just 50 miles east of Augusta in Denmark. News 12's Chad Mills went there to find out what happened.

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Potential for 'school' penny tax still facing long odds

Updated: 10/22/2013 - Aiken County School Board members are drawing up the plans for a possible penny sales tax. On Tuesday night, board members voted unanimously to schedule a meeting with local state representatives and senators to get the ball rolling.

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Richmond County BOE considers closing three schools

Updated: 10/08/2013 - The board made a goal a few years ago to keep every school around 85 percent full, but they say some have fallen well below that number and closing them could save a lot of money. They've hired consultants to do research and give recommendations on potential closings.

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News 12 investigation: Why fired custodian was hired in the first place

Updated: 10/02/2013 - A News 12 investigation is shining the light on a flaw in the hiring policy at Richmond County Schools. Parents want to know how a fired custodian accused of touching multiple girls inappropriately was allowed to keep working in local schools.

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Mother, son defy odds and graduate together with PhDs

Updated: 09/28/2013 - She got pregnant at age 13. He dropped out of high school at 16. But just last month the mother and son walked across the stage together, earning their PhDs. It was a day they never thought they'd see.

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Average SAT scores flat in Georgia, nationwide

Posted: 09/26/2013 - Georgia's average score on this year's SAT college entrance exam was unchanged from last year, mirroring a national trend as scores were generally stagnant for a third year.

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School custodian fired, mother of alleged victim speaks

Updated: 09/18/2013 - Reginald Price is accused of hugging the girls and inappropriately touching their buttocks. He was also accused of this same thing in an Aiken County school. Now the mother of an alleged victim is saying the second incident never should have happened.

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Plans for charter school in Hephzibah moving forward

Updated: 09/10/2013 - The Richmond County Board of Education has yet to take up the issue, but the group pushing for it continues to develop their plan. At Monday's city commission meeting the group unveiled architectural designs for the Hephzibah Charter School. Tuesday, they will go before the State Charter Commission.

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12 On Your Side: GRU numbers suggest adequate parking on campus

12 On Your Side

Posted: 08/30/2013 - Some students say there is not enough parking even in remote campus lots to support the increase in student population this semester, but we obtained numbers from campus police that seem to tell a different story.

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Ways to save on textbooks for college

Posted: 08/30/2013 - Most university students in the area are getting into the swing of school and many are still struggling to get textbooks for the semester. USC Aiken has started a new program to offer a cheaper option to students and we're on your side with ways college students can save.

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