The following are clarifications to stories that have appeared on wrdw.com.
November 28, 2007
With regards to Operation Augusta Ink, we had previously told you that Pamela Palmer was wanted on an outstanding federal arrest warrant. Please be advised that this was a case of mistaken identity and that Pamela Palmer has been completely exonerated from having any involvement in criminal activity through Operation Augusta Ink. Palmer’s brother, Rodriquez Palmer, is still wanted.
Richmond County Sheriff’s Office
At the beginning of a story aired November 27, 2007 about a pit bull that was stabbed to death by the owner of a chow, we incorrectly indicated that the pit bull attacked the chow. The chow attacked the pit bull, which was tethered by a chain in its owner's yard.
We want to make a clarification to two stories, shown on November 1 and 2, 2007.
The stories showed what we called "ATF" agents doing an undercover sting operation aimed at cracking down on businesses that sell alcohol to minors.
In fact, the group we were with was the ATD, or Alcohol and Tobacco Division of the Georgia Department of Revenue.
One ATD agent did tell us that they are often called the "state ATF", but that is not the official name for the agency.
The ATF stands for Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. A local ATF agent says the agency primarily deals with arson, explosives and firearms these days, not alcohol and tobacco as the name would imply.
We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.
We have an update to a story we told you about on Wednesday, May 23, 2007.
Richmond County deputies tell News 12 that a man seen driving in a neighborhood never attempted to kidnap two young children.
Deputies tell us they got a report of suspicious activity while the man was driving on Ellen Street, but after investigating, found no reason to believe the man was trying to kidnap a child.
It turns out the man was visiting a work supervisor who lives in the area.
On May 22, we inadvertently ran file video of St. Francis Animal Hospital on 2647 Perimeter Parkway in Augusta.
The video was shown to tell viewers about a change of ownership at a competitor’s animal hospital.
We regret the error.
Many people who recognized the video as St. Francis, e-mailed us to point out their benefits to the community.
They have offered 90 day, no interest or no fees payments for some time. They rotate in 12 local veterinarians to handle the pet emergencies that come up as well as routine care. They are also open 24 hours a day.
Once again, we regret the error.
On Thursday, February 8, 2007, a headline indicated that Dreams nightclub is in south Augusta. Dreams is actually located on Washington Road.
News 12 would like to clarify a story we brought to you Tuesday, February 6, 2007. In the video airing to update the Goody's rape suspect arrest, deputies escorted two young men into the Law Enforcement Center. One teen, Michael Whitmore, was arrested and charged with rape. A second teen shown in our story was brought in only to be questioned as a witness. News 12 wants to clarify the second teen has not been charged with any crime.
The Heritage Crest Foundation, the organization to receive some of the proceeds of the James Brown Music Festival, was founded in 1992 by Charles Walker, Jr., known as Champ Walker. It was not founded by Charles Walker, Sr., the former Georgia state Senator.