Special Assignments

Special Assignment: Autopsy Pending

Updated: 05/16/2014 - Now that Augusta has lost its medical examiner, bodies must be sent to the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta for an autopsy. It's an expensive trip that makes the journey to closure that much longer. So, why can't the GBI fill the position in Augusta? News 12's Christie Ethridge has been digging to find out.
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News 12 Special Assignment | Sarcoidosis: The struggle to survive

Posted: 04/29/2014 - It is a mystery disease that continues to baffle many in the medical community. The illness often results in sufferers going misdiagnosed for years. While medical experts contend there is no known cure for Sarcoidosis, we are hearing from two Sarcoidosis sufferers who have unique experiences coping with the disease.
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News 12 Special Assignment: Dangerous Decals

Updated: 04/28/2014 - They come in all shapes and sizes. You see them on cars, trucks and SUVs. And they can tell a lot about you--your politics, religion and the size of your family.
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Stranger gives boy battling brain tumor his first Augusta National tickets

Posted: 04/09/2014 - A child's life is all about the milestones, and today was a big one for one Augusta 9-year-old and his dad. Since 2011, Christopher Thompson has been battling a large and aggressive brain tumor. Tuesday, he held his head high as he took his first steps into Augusta National. News 12's Christie Ethridge caught up with him after his day on the course.
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News 12 Special Assignment: Prescription for death

Posted: 03/21/2014 - There have been 12 fatal overdoses in Richmond County alone in 2013. The youngest victim, just 18 years old. The CDC has started calling prescription overdose a 'nationwide epidemic.'
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After helicopter policy change, Aiken Co. firefighters focus on training

Posted: 03/21/2014 - Aiken County volunteer firefighters have a new power, and with it, big responsibilities. After a major policy change, they can now call in a helicopter easier to help you in an emergency. Tonight, in a News 12 special assignment, Chad Mills joins the men and women first-responders in training to find out how they're preparing to implement the change.
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