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School Board one step closer to picking superintendent

It's the areas largest school system with more than 32,000 students and 2,500 teachers working in 61 schools. Add in a multi million dollar budget and you've got Augusta's 4th largest employer. That's why leading Richmond County Schools is a big job.

Published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:41:45 GMT

Kids in Hot Cars: Locals put to the test

Imagine walking into the grocery store when all of the sudden, you hear a baby crying. You notice it's in the backseat of an empty car. What do you do? How would you react?

Published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:52:29 GMT

12 OYS: Fire leaves Bon Air Apartment residents with flooded units

A very small fire is leading to some very big problems. That is what residents staying at the Bon Air Apartments are telling News 12. They said management did not tell them major renovations were going to be made leaving many with no where to stay.

Published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:54:18 GMT

Fire Challenge | A dangerous game spreading across social media

Playing with fire is a dangerous game, and it's spreading across the country. It's called the fire challenge. Teens are pouring chemicals on their bodies, and lighting themselves on fire.

Published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:45:50 GMT

Sex offender slips through the cracks in Burke County

He's in jail in the psych ward now, but authorities are still trying to figure out how a sex offender slipped through the cracks without making it onto Burke County's sex offender registry.

Published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:53:19 GMT

Low taxes in Aiken County a problem for some

Some living in Aiken County say that the low property tax rate experienced by the county may be more of a curse than a blessing

Published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:33:16 GMT

Georgia, South Carolina exempted from parts of federal education law

In a letter Thursday, federal education officials said Georgia has been given an extension for the 2014-15 school year because flexibility from some of the law's provisions have helped Georgia execute student achievement reforms.

Published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:21:25 GMT

Back-to-school hotline answers local parents' questions

News 12 is hosting a back-to-school hotline on Thursday afternoon for parents who have questions.

Published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:48:11 GMT

AGY strike over; workers plan to head back to work on Monday

After 90 days of striking outside of the AGY plant, the union said it approved a new contract that would put all employees back to work on Monday.

Published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:23:22 GMT

SC court wants plan to deal with nuclear landfill in Barnwell County

The Sierra Club wants Chem-Nuclear to plug holes in burial vaults and line trenches with plastic instead of clay to make sure rain at the site doesn't contaminate the groundwater.

Published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:04:05 GMT