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  • EXCLUSIVE ON 6: Commissioner Says Outlet Mall Will Still Happen

    EXCLUSIVE ON 6: Commissioner Says Outlet Mall Will Still Happen

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:01:53 GMT
    Plans for the outlet mallPlans for the outlet mall
    Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith tells News Channel 6's Mike Miller that the outlet mall will still come to I-20 and Riverwatch, it will just take longer for it to happen.
    Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith tells News Channel 6's Mike Miller that the outlet mall will still come to I-20 and Riverwatch, it will just take longer for it to happen.

  • Dr. Frank Roberson Reflects On Time As Superintendent

    Dr. Frank Roberson Reflects On Time As Superintendent

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:26:44 GMT
    Dr. Frank Roberson's term as Richmond County School Superintendent wrapped up on Friday. News Channel 6's Mike Miller sat down with the educator.
    Dr. Frank Roberson's term as Richmond County School Superintendent wrapped up on Friday. News Channel 6's Mike Miller sat down with the educator.
  • Columbia County School Bus Issues Continue

    Columbia County School Bus Issues Continue

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:37:42 GMT
    Parents say Columbia County schools buses are still hours late.Parents say Columbia County schools buses are still hours late.

    Columbia County parents say they are still having issues with the lack of bus drivers. This overcrowding has lead to delays and reports of unsafe conditions. The School Superintendent says they are working to fix these problems. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with both sides to see what can be done.

    Columbia County parents say they are still having issues with the lack of bus drivers. This overcrowding has lead to delays and reports of unsafe conditions. The School Superintendent says they are working to fix these problems. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with both sides to see what can be done.

  • Augusta Leaders To Discuss Commissioner Joe Jackson's Replacement

    Augusta Leaders To Discuss Commissioner Joe Jackson's Replacement

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:05:45 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Commissioner Joe Jackson, who resigned Wednesday from his 6th District seatPhoto of Augusta Commissioner Joe Jackson, who resigned Wednesday from his 6th District seat
    Augusta city leaders will be talking about the replacement for District 6 Commissioner Joe Jackson.
    Augusta city leaders will be talking about the replacement for District 6 Commissioner Joe Jackson.
  • DEVELOPING ON 6: Outlet Mall Not Coming To Augusta

    DEVELOPING ON 6: Outlet Mall Not Coming To Augusta

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:44:29 GMT
    Photo of an artist's rendering of the planned Outlet Mall of Georgia at Augusta developmentPhoto of an artist's rendering of the planned Outlet Mall of Georgia at Augusta development
    The developer for the proposed outlet mall in Augusta has released a statement concerning the fact that the outlet mall is not coming to Augusta.
    The developer for the proposed outlet mall in Augusta has released a statement concerning the fact that the outlet mall is not coming to Augusta.
  • BREAKING ON 6: Grovetown Public Safety Chief Gary Owens Resigns

    BREAKING ON 6: Grovetown Public Safety Chief Gary Owens Resigns

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:20:58 GMT
    Photo of Gary Owens, who resigned Friday from the position of Grovetown Department of Public Safety chiefPhoto of Gary Owens, who resigned Friday from the position of Grovetown Department of Public Safety chief
    WJBF News Channel 6 confirmed Friday afternoon that Chief Gary Owens, of the Grovetown Department of Public Safety, has resigned his position, effective Friday.
    WJBF News Channel 6 confirmed Friday afternoon that Chief Gary Owens, of the Grovetown Department of Public Safety, has resigned his position, effective Friday.
  • Richmond County Man Wanted, Accused Of Setting His Wife On Fire

    Richmond County Man Wanted, Accused Of Setting His Wife On Fire

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:25:18 GMT
    Mug shot of Ronnie Lee Jones, who is wanted for allegedly setting his wife on fireMug shot of Ronnie Lee Jones, who is wanted for allegedly setting his wife on fire
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who allegedly set his wife on fire.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who allegedly set his wife on fire.
  • CSRA Morning News Update: August 22, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 22, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 22, 2014

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:11 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:11:52 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Georgia Senate Candidates Debate

    Georgia Senate Candidates Debate

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:46:10 GMT
    Across Georgia graphicAcross Georgia graphic
    Democrat Michelle Nunn is ramping up her attacks on Republican David Perdue as the race for Georgia's open Senate seat heats up. The two met for their first candidate forum Thursday and Nunn quickly set the tone by touting her ability to work across party lines while portraying Perdue as an obstructionist who would continue Washington gridlock. Perdue didn't respond to the attacks, focusing instead on criticizing the policies of national Democrats and arguing Nunn would be a proxy for Preside...
    Democrat Michelle Nunn is ramping up her attacks on Republican David Perdue as the race for Georgia's open Senate seat heats up. The two met for their first candidate forum Thursday and Nunn quickly set the tone by touting her ability to work across party lines while portraying Perdue as an obstructionist who would continue Washington gridlock. Perdue didn't respond to the attacks, focusing instead on criticizing the policies of national Democrats and arguing Nunn would be a proxy for Preside...
  • Sheriff's Office Meets With Public For Burgers And Shakes

    Sheriff's Office Meets With Public For Burgers And Shakes

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:43:03 GMT
    Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree met with the public on Thursday for burgers and shakes.
    Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree met with the public on Thursday for burgers and shakes.
  • 6 Investigates: Local Roofer Sentenced In Columbia County

    6 Investigates: Local Roofer Sentenced In Columbia County

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:34:23 GMT
    Sean Hughes, the owner of Hughes Roofing Company, has been sentenced to four months in jail. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
    Sean Hughes, the owner of Hughes Roofing Company, has been sentenced to four months in jail. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
  • Metro Augusta's Unemployment Rate Rises To 8.0 Percent In July

    Metro Augusta's Unemployment Rate Rises To 8.0 Percent In July

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:55:24 GMT
    Unemployment graphicUnemployment graphic
    Thursday, the Georgia Department of Labor announced that Metro Augusta's unemployment rate for July was 8.0 percent, up six-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in June. The rate in July of last year was 8.8 percent.
    Thursday, the Georgia Department of Labor announced that Metro Augusta's unemployment rate for July was 8.0 percent, up six-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in June. The rate in July of last year was 8.8 percent.
  • CSRA Unemployment Rate Rises To 9.3 Percent In July

    CSRA Unemployment Rate Rises To 9.3 Percent In July

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:54:48 GMT
    Unemployment graphicUnemployment graphic
    Thursday, the Georgia Department of Labor announced that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) region increased to 9.3 percent in July, up six-tenths of a percentage point from 8.7 percent in June. The rate was 9.9 percent in July a year ago.
    Thursday, the Georgia Department of Labor announced that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) region increased to 9.3 percent in July, up six-tenths of a percentage point from 8.7 percent in June. The rate was 9.9 percent in July a year ago.
  • Richmond County Sheriff's Office Stars in Their own Movie

    Richmond County Sheriff's Office Stars in Their own Movie

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:38:38 GMT
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is putting together a recruitment video. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is putting together a recruitment video.

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is puting together a recruitment video in hopes of attracting new deputies. The video will show case the daily duties of law enforcement. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter visited one of the sites to see the process.

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is puting together a recruitment video in hopes of attracting new deputies. The video will show case the daily duties of law enforcement. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter visited one of the sites to see the process.

  • Annual "Hiring Our Heroes" Career Fair Held At Fort Gordon Thursday

    Annual "Hiring Our Heroes" Career Fair Held At Fort Gordon Thursday

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:16:47 GMT
    Photo from the annual "Hiring Our Heroes" career fair held at Fort Gordon ThursdayPhoto from the annual "Hiring Our Heroes" career fair held at Fort Gordon Thursday
    The annual Hiring Our Heroes event was held at Fort Gordon's U.S. Army Reserve Center Thursday.
    The annual Hiring Our Heroes event was held at Fort Gordon's U.S. Army Reserve Center Thursday.
  • All 2014 Columbia County Teacher Of The Year Finalists All GRU Graduates

    All 2014 Columbia County Teacher Of The Year Finalists All GRU Graduates

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:31:11 GMT
    Georgia Regents University GRU Logo graphicGeorgia Regents University GRU Logo graphic
    The Columbia County Board of Education has released the list of the finalists for 2014 Teacher of the Year, alongside the winner for the 2014 Media Specialist of the Year. All of the professionals recognized are graduates of Georgia Regents University.
    The Columbia County Board of Education has released the list of the finalists for 2014 Teacher of the Year, alongside the winner for the 2014 Media Specialist of the Year. All of the professionals recognized are graduates of Georgia Regents University.
  • CMV Negative Blood Donors Needed To Donate At Any Shepeard Center To Help Patients In Need

    Baby Blood Donors Urged To Donate Platelets For Critically Ill Patients

    Baby Blood Donors Urged To Donate Platelets For Critically Ill Patients

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:55:39 GMT
    Blood Shortage graphicBlood Shortage graphic
    Area CMV negative (or “baby blood”) blood donors are being urged to commit to saving the lives of seriously ill babies & toddlers in the area by donating platelets.
    Area CMV negative (or “baby blood”) blood donors are being urged to commit to saving the lives of seriously ill babies & toddlers in the area by donating platelets.
  • Explosive Ordnance Training To Take Place On Fort Gordon This Weekend

    Explosive Ordnance Training To Take Place On Fort Gordon This Weekend

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:02:45 GMT
    Fort Gordon graphic imageFort Gordon graphic image
    If you hears sound of explosions going off in the area of Fort Gordon Friday and Saturday, don't be alarmed.
    If you hears sound of explosions going off in the area of Fort Gordon Friday and Saturday, don't be alarmed.
  • UPS Says 51 UPS Store Locations Breached By Malware

    UPS Says 51 UPS Store Locations Breached By Malware

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:49:33 GMT
    UPS logo imageUPS logo image
    Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores.
    Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:26 AM EDT2014-08-21 11:26:25 GMT
    6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • CSRA Morning News Update: August 21, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 21, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 21, 2014

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:17 AM EDT2014-08-21 11:17:07 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Mayor Pro-Tem Reacts To Joe Jackson Resignation

    Mayor Pro-Tem Reacts To Joe Jackson Resignation

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:44:20 GMT
    Joe Jackson has served the citizens of District 6 since 2007. When he wasn't casting votes in commission chambers, he was running his family locksmith business.As it turns out, it was concern for that family that prompted him to walk away from public life. Augusta Mayor Pro-Tem Corey Johnson says, "He lost his wife, so it was devastating for him and his family and just trying to refocus and regroup and go through life without his life partner, I know it's got to be challenging."The personal-p...
    Joe Jackson has served the citizens of District 6 since 2007. When he wasn't casting votes in commission chambers, he was running his family locksmith business.As it turns out, it was concern for that family that prompted him to walk away from public life. Augusta Mayor Pro-Tem Corey Johnson says, "He lost his wife, so it was devastating for him and his family and just trying to refocus and regroup and go through life without his life partner, I know it's got to be challenging."The personal-p...
  • GA Aquarium Continuing to Pursue Whales

    GA Aquarium Continuing to Pursue Whales

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:30:37 GMT
    In an upcoming court hearing, Georgia Aquarium officials are expected to continue their efforts to acquire 18 beluga whales that were captured in seas off the Russian coast. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that aquarium officials plan to attend a hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court to seek documents regarding the denial of its application to import the beluga whales from Russia. In September, the aquarium filed a complaint in federal court in Atlanta seeking to overturn the deni...
    In an upcoming court hearing, Georgia Aquarium officials are expected to continue their efforts to acquire 18 beluga whales that were captured in seas off the Russian coast. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that aquarium officials plan to attend a hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court to seek documents regarding the denial of its application to import the beluga whales from Russia. In September, the aquarium filed a complaint in federal court in Atlanta seeking to overturn the deni...
  • Local Runners Feeling "Scammed" By 5K Event Cancellation

    Local Runners Feeling "Scammed" By 5K Event Cancellation

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:27:04 GMT
    After the Augusta race was canceled, local runners are complaining about "Run or Dye" because they say the company won't offer refunds. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
    After the Augusta race was canceled, local runners are complaining about "Run or Dye" because they say the company won't offer refunds. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.

  • Truck Crashes Into Home

    UPDATED ON 6: Suspects Wanted After Crashing Into North Augusta Home

    UPDATED ON 6: Suspects Wanted After Crashing Into North Augusta Home

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:14:50 GMT
    Photo of the scene where a truck crashed into a North Augusta home early Wednesday morningPhoto of the scene where a truck crashed into a North Augusta home early Wednesday morning
    A truck hits a house on Silver Fox Way.
    A truck hits a house on Silver Fox Way.
  • The Disease Behind the Ice Bucket Phenomenon

    The Disease Behind the Ice Bucket Phenomenon

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:51:38 GMT
    Tony Thornton says the ASL started in his hands. Tony Thornton says the ASL started in his hands.

    No one has figured out what causes ASL, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. It is often referred to as 'a death sentence' where a person loses control of their muscles. Theice bucket challenge has raised awareness all over the country. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with a man who has ASL to see what he lives with.

    No one has figured out what causes ASL, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. It is often referred to as 'a death sentence' where a person loses control of their muscles. Theice bucket challenge has raised awareness all over the country. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with a man who has ASL to see what he lives with.

  • City of Augusta in Need of Money

    City of Augusta in Need of Money

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:44:09 GMT

    City of Augusta has a budget hole of more than $5 million and is spending more money than it is taking in.

    City of Augusta has a budget hole of more than $5 million and is spending more money than it is taking in.

  • BREAKING ON 6: Augusta Commissioner Joe Jackson Resigns

    BREAKING ON 6: Augusta Commissioner Joe Jackson Resigns

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:40:18 GMT
    Photo of Augsuta Commissioner Joe JacksonPhoto of Augsuta Commissioner Joe Jackson
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Augusta Commission Joe Jackson has resigned.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Augusta Commission Joe Jackson has resigned.
  • Former Atlanta Braves Great Dale Murphy To Sign Autographs In The CSRA

    Former Atlanta Braves Great Dale Murphy To Sign Autographs In The CSRA

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:08:52 GMT
    Photo of former Atlanta Braves great Dale MurphyPhoto of former Atlanta Braves great Dale Murphy
    Former Atlanta Braves star Dale Murphy will be signing autographs and meeting fans in the CSRA August 30th.
    Former Atlanta Braves star Dale Murphy will be signing autographs and meeting fans in the CSRA August 30th.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Fort Gordon Releases Statement On Military Jets In The CSRA Skies

    UPDATED ON 6: Fort Gordon Releases Statement On Military Jets In The CSRA Skies

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:59:11 GMT
    Across The CSRA graphicAcross The CSRA graphic
    Have you heard the rumbling sound over the CSRA? We have, too. We have found out the source of the noise.
    Have you heard the rumbling sound over the CSRA? We have, too. We have found out the source of the noise.
  • Utility Regulators OK Spending for New Reactors at Plant Vogtle

    Utility Regulators OK Spending for New Reactors at Plant Vogtle

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:02:45 GMT
    Plant Vogtle Reactors graphicPlant Vogtle Reactors graphic
    State utility regulators have approved Georgia Power's latest spending on a new nuclear plant.The members of the Public Service Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve Georgia Power's expenditure of $389 million to build two new reactors at Plant Vogtle (VOH'-gohl). The vote covered construction spending during 2013.The utility is expected to spend more than $6 billion on its share of the massive project.Executives for the Southern Co. subsidiary have said the first of the new reacto...
    State utility regulators have approved Georgia Power's latest spending on a new nuclear plant.The members of the Public Service Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve Georgia Power's expenditure of $389 million to build two new reactors at Plant Vogtle (VOH'-gohl). The vote covered construction spending during 2013.The utility is expected to spend more than $6 billion on its share of the massive project.Executives for the Southern Co. subsidiary have said the first of the new reacto...
  • GMA Anchor Chris Kane Accepts The Ice Bucket Challenge

    GMA Anchor Chris Kane Accepts The Ice Bucket Challenge

    GMA Anchor Chris Kane Accepts The Ice Bucket Challenge

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:27 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:27:30 GMT
    Good Morning Augusta Anchor Chris Kane was challenged to step up and do the Ice Bucket Challenge. He did the challenge and then nominated 3 people: Kim Bragg, Good Morning Augusta producer Whitney Webster and Lee Davis (Director of football recruiting at Mississippi State).For more information on the ALS Bucket Challenge and how you can donate to the ALS Association: alsa.org
    Good Morning Augusta Anchor Chris Kane was challenged to step up and do the Ice Bucket Challenge. He did the challenge and then nominated 3 people: Kim Bragg, Good Morning Augusta producer Whitney Webster and Lee Davis (Director of football recruiting at Mississippi State).For more information on the ALS Bucket Challenge and how you can donate to the ALS Association: alsa.org
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:08 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:08:13 GMT
    6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • CSRA Morning News Update: August 20, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 20, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 20, 2014

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:04 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:04:29 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • River Rescue

    River Rescue

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:18:40 GMT
    Across Georgia graphicAcross Georgia graphic
    Authorities say rescue crews were able to reach a woman trapped on a rock in the Chattahoochee River and bring her to safety. Atlanta Fire Rescue spokeswoman Janet Ward said the woman was stranded in the river Monday in the Peachtree creek area. Ward tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the woman was pulled from the water a short time after police and firefighters were dispatched to the river.
    Authorities say rescue crews were able to reach a woman trapped on a rock in the Chattahoochee River and bring her to safety. Atlanta Fire Rescue spokeswoman Janet Ward said the woman was stranded in the river Monday in the Peachtree creek area. Ward tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the woman was pulled from the water a short time after police and firefighters were dispatched to the river.
  • Health Care Workers Take An Ice Break

    Health Care Workers Take An Ice Break

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:14:27 GMT
    The Calm Before The IceThe Calm Before The Ice
    If you're on social media, no doubt you've heard of it--the A-L-S Ice Bucket Challenge.And today doctors and staff members at Georgia Regents Medical Center took part in the challenge.The center has the area's only certified A-L-S clinic. And those doctors want to encourage people to take part in the upcoming A-L-S Walk to help raise money for the clinic.That walk is September 27th at the Riverwalk.
    If you're on social media, no doubt you've heard of it--the A-L-S Ice Bucket Challenge.And today doctors and staff members at Georgia Regents Medical Center took part in the challenge.The center has the area's only certified A-L-S clinic. And those doctors want to encourage people to take part in the upcoming A-L-S Walk to help raise money for the clinic.That walk is September 27th at the Riverwalk.
  • Augusta Warrior Project Telethon To Be Held At Television Park

    Augusta Warrior Project Telethon To Be Held At Television Park

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:42:58 GMT
    Augusta Warrior Project Telethon graphicAugusta Warrior Project Telethon graphic
    Tune into WJBF News Channel 6 on Wednesday, all day, for your opportunity to donate to the Augusta Warrior Project. A telethon will be held at Television Park.
    Tune into WJBF News Channel 6 on Wednesday, all day, for your opportunity to donate to the Augusta Warrior Project. A telethon will be held at Television Park.
  • DEVELOPING ON 6: Richmond County Millage Rate Increase Voted Down

    DEVELOPING ON 6: Richmond County Millage Rate Increase Voted Down

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:40:18 GMT
    Dollar Sign Money graphicDollar Sign Money graphic
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the millage rate increase for Richmond County has been voted down.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the millage rate increase for Richmond County has been voted down.
  • Board Pops Pringle as First Woman Superintendent in Richmond County Schools

    Board Pops Pringle as First Woman Superintendent in Richmond County Schools

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:30:31 GMT
    Photo of Dr. Angela PRingle, who has been approved by the Richmond County Board of Education to become the next Superindent of School for Richmond CountyPhoto of Dr. Angela PRingle, who has been approved by the Richmond County Board of Education to become the next Superindent of School for Richmond County
    The Richmond County Board of Education has approved Dr. Angela Pringle for the Superintendent of Schools position.
    The Richmond County Board of Education has approved Dr. Angela Pringle for the Superintendent of Schools position.
  • Results In On Savannah River Water Quality

    Results In On Savannah River Water Quality

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:43:02 GMT
    Meteorologist Jason Nappi says, “A report comes out and it says the Savannah is the third most polluted in toxic chemicals in the country. What's your response to that because you're here, you're on the ground, you're testing the Savannah, what's your response to that?” Dr. Oscar Flite, CEO of Phinizy Center For Water Sciences says, “Well certainly in areas there are concerns about high nitrate concentrations, but not in the Savannah River.” This report shows more than 4 million pounds of n...
    Meteorologist Jason Nappi says, “A report comes out and it says the Savannah is the third most polluted in toxic chemicals in the country. What's your response to that because you're here, you're on the ground, you're testing the Savannah, what's your response to that?” Dr. Oscar Flite, CEO of Phinizy Center For Water Sciences says, “Well certainly in areas there are concerns about high nitrate concentrations, but not in the Savannah River.” This report shows more than 4 million pounds of n...
  • Partridge Inn Gets New Management Comany

    Partridge Inn Gets New Management Company

    Partridge Inn Gets New Management Company

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:56:45 GMT
    Photo of the Partridge InnPhoto of the Partridge Inn
    Following a June auction, Partridge Inn Holdings, LLC has officially acquired The Partridge Inn in Augusta, Georgia with a top bid of $4.25 million. The deal closed on Monday.
    Following a June auction, Partridge Inn Holdings, LLC has officially acquired The Partridge Inn in Augusta, Georgia with a top bid of $4.25 million. The deal closed on Monday.
  • Pilot Program For Teachers Launched At Georgia Regents University

    Pilot Program For Teachers Launched At Georgia Regents University

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:38:27 GMT
    Georgia Regents University GRU Logo graphicGeorgia Regents University GRU Logo graphic
    The College of Education at Georgia Regents University is working with a local school systems to help better prepare future teachers for the classroom.
    The College of Education at Georgia Regents University is working with a local school systems to help better prepare future teachers for the classroom.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:10 AM EDT2014-08-19 11:10:29 GMT
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • CSRA Morning News Update: August 19, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 19, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 19, 2014

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-08-19 10:44:17 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • GA Police Chief Resigns

    GA Police Chief Resigns

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:53:48 GMT
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    The police chief has resigned in the Atlanta suburb of East Point. City officials say East Point Police Chief Woodrow Blue resigned Monday. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Blue had been the city's top law enforcement officer for two and a half years. No reason was cited in an emailed letter from the city announcing Blue's resignation, which he submitted Monday and was effective immediately. Blue came to East Point from the Milledgeville Police Department. Major Tommy Gardner, a ...
    The police chief has resigned in the Atlanta suburb of East Point. City officials say East Point Police Chief Woodrow Blue resigned Monday. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Blue had been the city's top law enforcement officer for two and a half years. No reason was cited in an emailed letter from the city announcing Blue's resignation, which he submitted Monday and was effective immediately. Blue came to East Point from the Milledgeville Police Department. Major Tommy Gardner, a ...
  • City to Clean Up "Eyesore" Library Grounds

    City to Clean Up "Eyesore" Library Grounds

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:05:22 GMT

    City to clean up library grounds considered an eyesore by neighbors

    City to clean up library grounds considered an eyesore by neighbors

  • New Highway 378 Bridge Demolished, Fishing Hotspots Created

    New Highway 378 Bridge Demolished, Fishing Hotspots Created

    Monday, August 18 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-18 19:25:19 GMT
    The beginnings of the new highway 378 bridge used to be right here. But now the new cement is at the bottom of the lake. And the fish are loving it. Ed Bettross, Fisheries Biologist at Georgia DNR says, “Basically it becomes an attraction point to smaller fish and so the bigger fish get attracted to that. So it provides a place for them to feed on.” Eighteen feet up from the bottom a depth finder shows the new reefs that provide shelter for many types of fish looking for a spot to rest. “It g...
    The beginnings of the new highway 378 bridge used to be right here. But now the new cement is at the bottom of the lake. And the fish are loving it. Ed Bettross, Fisheries Biologist at Georgia DNR says, “Basically it becomes an attraction point to smaller fish and so the bigger fish get attracted to that. So it provides a place for them to feed on.” Eighteen feet up from the bottom a depth finder shows the new reefs that provide shelter for many types of fish looking for a spot to rest. “It g...
  • Building A Firm Foundation For A Lifetime Commitment

    Building A Firm Foundation For A Lifetime Commitment

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:27:07 GMT
    Marriage is hard; it takes work, and often times couples struggle to invest the time and care it takes to keep their marriage together. When work and kids take over, couples start to find a disconnect – often just two people living in the same house.
    Marriage is hard; it takes work, and often times couples struggle to invest the time and care it takes to keep their marriage together. When work and kids take over, couples start to find a disconnect – often just two people living in the same house.
  • Out Of The Darkness: Help For Depression

    Out Of The Darkness: Help For Depression

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:27:07 GMT
    The sudden and tragic death of actor and comedian Robin Williams has forced people worldwide to step back and pay attention to the very real struggle so many face with depression and suicide. Depression does not discriminate. It can affect any age, race, gender, or social group.
    The sudden and tragic death of actor and comedian Robin Williams has forced people worldwide to step back and pay attention to the very real struggle so many face with depression and suicide. Depression does not discriminate. It can affect any age, race, gender, or social group.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:31 AM EDT2014-08-18 11:31:39 GMT
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • CSRA Morning News Update: August 18, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 18, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 18, 2014

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:29 AM EDT2014-08-18 11:29:30 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Deputies Investigating Armed Robbery On Peach Orchard Road

    Deputies Investigating Armed Robbery On Peach Orchard Road

    Sunday, August 17 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-08-18 03:47:33 GMT
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery.
  • Wilkes County Man Arrested After Standoff

    Wilkes County Man Arrested After Standoff

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:50:44 GMT
    A Wilkes County man is in jail after he barricaded himself in his home.
    A Wilkes County man is in jail after he barricaded himself in his home.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Teen Sent To Hospital After Jet Ski Accident

    UPDATED ON 6: Teen Sent To Hospital After Jet Ski Accident

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:21:40 GMT
    Lake ThurmondLake Thurmond
    The name of the 14-year-old has been released.
    The name of the 14-year-old has been released.
  • Witnesses Say Jet Ski Drivers Were Acting Reckless

    Witnesses Say Jet Ski Drivers Were Acting Reckless

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:04:24 GMT
    One of the jet skis involved in the accident. One of the jet skis involved in the accident.

    A 14- year old boy is in the hospital after being hit by a waverunner at Wildwood Park in Columbia County. GA DNR is investigating the incident. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with witnesses of the accident

    A 14- year old boy is in the hospital after being hit by a waverunner at Wildwood Park in Columbia County. GA DNR is investigating the incident. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with witnesses of the accident

  • Church Members Gather To Remember Bill Davitte

    Church Members Gather To Remember Bill Davitte

    Church Members Gather To Remember Bill Davitte

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-08-17 23:01:42 GMT
    The Marvin United Methodist Church held a service to remember Bill Davitte.
    The Marvin United Methodist Church held a service to remember Bill Davitte.
  • GMA Sunday Headlines: August 17, 2014

    GMA Sunday Headlines: August 17, 2014

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:23 AM EDT2014-08-17 12:23:31 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Shooting Sends Augusta Man to Hospital

    Shooting Sends Augusta Man to Hospital

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:14 AM EDT2014-08-17 12:14:33 GMT
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting on Goldfinch Drive in Augusta.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting on Goldfinch Drive in Augusta.
  • Saturday Night Shooting Reported In Augusta

    Saturday Night Shooting Reported In Augusta

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-08-17 03:51:15 GMT
    Shooting Investigation graphicShooting Investigation graphic
    One person was sent to Georgia Regents Medical Center after a shooting on Saturday night.
    One person was sent to Georgia Regents Medical Center after a shooting on Saturday night.
  • Man Accused Of Columbia County Murder Granted Bond

    Man Accused Of Columbia County Murder Granted Bond

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-08-17 03:43:26 GMT
    A bond has been set for the 21-year-old accused of killing a Columbia County man.
    A bond has been set for the 21-year-old accused of killing a Columbia County man.
  • Free Clothing Event Expands to Park

    Free Clothing Event Expands to Park

    Free Clothing Event Expands to Park

    Saturday, August 16 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-08-16 21:21:14 GMT
    The man who began giving out free school supplies and clothes in his front yard earlier this week has multiplied his operations. Trey Watson and members of his car club, a group that works on cars, set-up a huge free clothing event at Elliot Park in Augusta.People found out about the event though social media, but some just stopped by after seeing the signs for free clothes. Many picked up much needed items for their ...
    The man who began giving out free school supplies and clothes in his front yard earlier this week has multiplied his operations. Trey Watson and members of his car club, a group that works on cars, set-up a huge free clothing event at Elliot Park in Augusta.People found out about the event though social media, but some just stopped by after seeing the signs for free clothes. Many picked up much needed items for their ...
  • GMA Saturday Headlines: Augusta 16, 2014

    GMA Saturday Headlines: Augusta 16, 2014

    Saturday, August 16 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-08-16 13:04:08 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • I-20 Closed After Huge Wreck

    I-20 Closed After Huge Wreck

    Friday, August 15 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-08-16 02:23:01 GMT
    Interstate 20 is closed due to a wreck involving several cars. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office sent out the closure notice at 10pm Friday. An estimated 10 cars are involved on the Eastbound side at the state line.No reports of injuries or deaths as of this posting. No injuries or fatalities have been reported at this time.
    Interstate 20 is closed due to a wreck involving several cars. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office sent out the closure notice at 10pm Friday. An estimated 10 cars are involved on the Eastbound side at the state line.No reports of injuries or deaths as of this posting. No injuries or fatalities have been reported at this time.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Suspected Hit-And-Run Driver Causes I-20 Crash Involving Two Overturned Vehicles

    UPDATED ON 6: Suspected Hit-And-Run Driver Causes I-20 Crash Involving Two Overturned Vehicles

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:54:53 GMT
    Photo of two vehicles overturned on I-20 westbound near the Warren Road overpass. (Photo credit: Amy Thorne)Photo of two vehicles overturned on I-20 westbound near the Warren Road overpass. (Photo credit: Amy Thorne)
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that an accident on I-20 westbound involving two overturned vehicles was caused by a driver wanted in a hit-and-run, according to Richmond County investigators.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that an accident on I-20 westbound involving two overturned vehicles was caused by a driver wanted in a hit-and-run, according to Richmond County investigators.
  • The Columbia County Community Reacts to a Sudden Death

    The Columbia County Community Reacts to a Sudden Death

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:43:28 GMT
    Marvin United Methodist Church where Bill Davitte was killed. Marvin United Methodist Church where Bill Davitte was killed.

    Many Columbia County residents are shocked by Thursday night's shooting. Bill Davitte was shot 3 times and friends of his say they don't understand how this could happen to such a kind person. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with people who worry this could happen to them.

    Many Columbia County residents are shocked by Thursday night's shooting. Bill Davitte was shot 3 times and friends of his say they don't understand how this could happen to such a kind person. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with people who worry this could happen to them.

  • Suspect In Martinez Church Murder Has Been Arrested Before

    Suspect In Martinez Church Murder Has Been Arrested Before

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:39:50 GMT
    Mug shot of 21-year-old Daniel Robinson, who is accused fo shooting and killing 55-year-old William Davitte, and injuring his wife, Jennifer Davitte, at Marvin United Methodist Church in Martinez Thursday night. (Credit: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of 21-year-old Daniel Robinson, who is accused fo shooting and killing 55-year-old William Davitte, and injuring his wife, Jennifer Davitte, at Marvin United Methodist Church in Martinez Thursday night. (Credit: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)
    We are learning new details about Daniel Robinson, the 21-year-old who was arrested this morning in Jacksonville, Florida in connection to a murder in Columbia County. WJBF News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the details.
    We are learning new details about Daniel Robinson, the 21-year-old who was arrested this morning in Jacksonville, Florida in connection to a murder in Columbia County. WJBF News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the details.
  • Investigation Underway Into Richmond County Deputy's Attack

    Investigation Underway Into Richmond County Deputy's Attack

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:00:59 GMT
    Photo of Deputy Jason Cunningham, of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, who was reportedly struck in the back of the head Friday afternoon as he was chasing a man who fled while he was questioning himPhoto of Deputy Jason Cunningham, of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, who was reportedly struck in the back of the head Friday afternoon as he was chasing a man who fled while he was questioning him
    A Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputy is in a hospital after being struck in the head while chasing a suspect on foot.
    A Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputy is in a hospital after being struck in the head while chasing a suspect on foot.
  • Information Released On Chase, Capture Of Deadly Martinez Church Shooting Suspect

    Information Released On Chase, Capture Of Deadly Martinez Church Shooting Suspect

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:54:11 GMT
    Mug shot of 21-year-old Daniel Robinson, who was arrested in Jacksonville, Florida Friday morning in connection to the deadly Thursday night shooting at Marvin United Methodist Church in Martinez.Mug shot of 21-year-old Daniel Robinson, who was arrested in Jacksonville, Florida Friday morning in connection to the deadly Thursday night shooting at Marvin United Methodist Church in Martinez.
    The Florida Highway Patrol has released information on the chase and capture of the suspect in the deadly shooting that happened Thursday night at Marvin United Methodist Church in Martinez.
    The Florida Highway Patrol has released information on the chase and capture of the suspect in the deadly shooting that happened Thursday night at Marvin United Methodist Church in Martinez.
  • Doctor Battling Ebola Getting Better

    Doctor Battling Ebola Getting Better

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:07:14 GMT
    Across Georgia graphicAcross Georgia graphic
    An American doctor infected with Ebola while working in western Africa says he is "recovering in every way" and holding onto the hope of a reunion with his family. Dr. Kent Brantly remained hospitalized Friday at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. His comments came in a statement issued through the Christian aid group Samaritan's Purse. In the statement, Brantly expresses gratitude for the health care professionals who are treating him with "compassionate, world-class care," adding he is "...
    An American doctor infected with Ebola while working in western Africa says he is "recovering in every way" and holding onto the hope of a reunion with his family. Dr. Kent Brantly remained hospitalized Friday at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. His comments came in a statement issued through the Christian aid group Samaritan's Purse. In the statement, Brantly expresses gratitude for the health care professionals who are treating him with "compassionate, world-class care," adding he is "...
  • Reverend Stunned Over Deadly Shootiong In Church Parking Lot

    Reverend Stunned Over Deadly Shooting in Church Parking Lot

    Reverend Stunned Over Deadly Shooting in Church Parking Lot

    Friday, August 15 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-08-15 18:57:13 GMT
    Photo of Marvin United Methodist Church in MArtinez, where one of its members was murdered Thursday night.Photo of Marvin United Methodist Church in MArtinez, where one of its members was murdered Thursday night.
    A church family in Columbia County is in shock after learning about the murder of one of its members.
    A church family in Columbia County is in shock after learning about the murder of one of its members.
  • Car Hijacking At Martinez Church Stuns Columbia County

    Car Hijacking At Martinez Church Stuns Columbia County

    Friday, August 15 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-15 18:55:32 GMT
    Photo of Marvin United Methodist Church in MArtinez, where one of its members was murdered Thursday night.Photo of Marvin United Methodist Church in MArtinez, where one of its members was murdered Thursday night.
    A local church family is in shock over a violent act that took the life of one of their own Thursday night.
    A local church family is in shock over a violent act that took the life of one of their own Thursday night.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Charter Bus On Fire In Front Of Augusta Target Store

    UPDATED ON 6: Charter Bus On Fire In Front Of Augusta Target Store

    Friday, August 15 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-08-15 18:14:51 GMT
    Photo of a charter bus on fire in front of Target on Robert C. Daniel Parkway in Augusta. (Photo credit: Robert T. Wideman, of Rayle, Georgia)Photo of a charter bus on fire in front of Target on Robert C. Daniel Parkway in Augusta. (Photo credit: Robert T. Wideman, of Rayle, Georgia)
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned there is a charter bus on fire in front of the Target store on Robert C. Daniel Parkway in Augusta.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned there is a charter bus on fire in front of the Target store on Robert C. Daniel Parkway in Augusta.
  • Bond Set For Mother Charged With Murder In Death Of Her 2-Year-Old Son

    Bond Set For Mother Charged With Murder In Death Of Her 2-Year-Old Son

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-08-15 16:27:16 GMT
    Photo of Mary Katherine Smith as she entered a Richmond County courtroom at her bond hearing Friday morning.Photo of Mary Katherine Smith as she entered a Richmond County courtroom at her bond hearing Friday morning.
    Bond has been set for Mary Katherine Smith, the Richmond County mother charged with murder in the death of her 2-year-old son.
    Bond has been set for Mary Katherine Smith, the Richmond County mother charged with murder in the death of her 2-year-old son.
  • Suspect Identified In Deadly Columbia County Church Shooting

    DEVELOPING ON 6: Suspect Identified, Arrested In Connection To Deadly Columbia County Church Shooting

    DEVELOPING ON 6: Suspect Identified, Arrested In Connection To Deadly Columbia County Church Shooting

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-08-15 16:22:06 GMT
    Authorities have identified and arrested 21-year old Daniel Robinson of Jacksonville, Florida as the suspect in the deadly Thursday night shooting outside Marvin United Methodist Church in Columbia County.
    Authorities have identified and arrested 21-year old Daniel Robinson of Jacksonville, Florida as the suspect in the deadly Thursday night shooting outside Marvin United Methodist Church in Columbia County.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-08-15 10:43:33 GMT
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • CSRA Morning News Update: August 15, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 15, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 15, 2014

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:40 AM EDT2014-08-15 10:40:12 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • S.C. Getting Cash For Sand Study

    S.C. Getting Cash For Sand Study

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:14:10 GMT
    In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the Carolinas are getting a total of $400,000 to evaluate what sand lies offshore in federal waters that could be used to rebuild beaches and the coast if another severe storm hits. The funds from the federal Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management are part of money going to all Eastern Seaboard states for similar work after the destructive October 2012 storm. The first part of the work involves gathering existing data from diverse sources on what deposits may ...
    In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the Carolinas are getting a total of $400,000 to evaluate what sand lies offshore in federal waters that could be used to rebuild beaches and the coast if another severe storm hits. The funds from the federal Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management are part of money going to all Eastern Seaboard states for similar work after the destructive October 2012 storm. The first part of the work involves gathering existing data from diverse sources on what deposits may ...
  • Georgia Police Chief Headed To Ferguson, Missouri

    Georgia Police Chief Headed To Ferguson, Missouri

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:11:40 GMT
    Across America graphicAcross America graphic
    DeKalb County's police chief says he will travel to Ferguson, Missouri, this weekend in his role as president of a black law enforcement association. DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander is president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. Alexander tells WXIA-TV that he believes a lack of diversity on Ferguson's police force impedes the department's ability to relate to residents. Alexander said the Ferguson police force of more than 50 officers includes thre...
    DeKalb County's police chief says he will travel to Ferguson, Missouri, this weekend in his role as president of a black law enforcement association. DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander is president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. Alexander tells WXIA-TV that he believes a lack of diversity on Ferguson's police force impedes the department's ability to relate to residents. Alexander said the Ferguson police force of more than 50 officers includes thre...
  • Man Accused In Triple Homicide Has Pretrial Hearing

    Man Accused In Triple Homicide Has Pretrial Hearing

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:09:55 GMT
    Ryan Jones, the 27-year-old charged with the 2013 murder of his parents and his brother, had a pretrial hearing on Thursday. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
    Ryan Jones, the 27-year-old charged with the 2013 murder of his parents and his brother, had a pretrial hearing on Thursday. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
  • Augusta Maintenance Goats Get Neighbor Go-Ahead

    Augusta Maintenance Goats Get Neighbor Go-Ahead

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:09:00 GMT
    Photo of goats working at a south Augusta storm water retention pond to clear overgrowth as part of a pilot programPhoto of goats working at a south Augusta storm water retention pond to clear overgrowth as part of a pilot program
     It's 24-7 for a group of nine goats taking care of an Augusta storm water pond, it's a pilot program to see if goats can keep the underbrush in check and neighbors, so far, say the idea doesn't smell
    It's 24-7 for a group of nine goats taking care of an Augusta storm water retention pond, as part of a pilot program to see if goats can keep the underbrush in check. So far, neighbors say the idea doesn't smell.
  • New Adoption Policy Helps, But More Animals Coming To Shelter Than Going To New Homes

    New Adoption Policy Helps, But More Animals Coming To Shelter Than Going To New Homes

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:02:36 GMT
    Photos of dogs in the Augusta Animal ShelterPhotos of dogs in the Augusta Animal Shelter
    A month ago, a new adoption policy was approved to ease the way for rescue group to get animals out of Augusta's Animal Shelter, but in the last four weeks, three times more animals are coming in than going to new homes.WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    A month ago, a new adoption policy was approved to ease the way for rescue group to get animals out of Augusta's Animal Shelter, but in the last four weeks, three times more animals are coming in than going to new homes.WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • McDuffie County Residents want change for a Deadly Intersection

    McDuffie County Residents want change for a Deadly Intersection

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:35:19 GMT
    Deputy's dash cam video of a wreck as it happened at the intersection of Wire rd and Hwy 17.Deputy's dash cam video of a wreck as it happened at the intersection of Wire rd and Hwy 17.

    The intersection where Wire road and Highway 17 meet has proven to be a dangerous and deadly intersection. Several accidents have occurred here, over the past 3 years. 3 of these accidents were fatal. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with officials to see what's being done to improve this area.

    The intersection where Wire road and Highway 17 meet has proven to be a dangerous and deadly intersection. Several accidents have occurred here, over the past 3 years. 3 of these accidents were fatal. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with officials to see what's being done to improve this area.

  • Company outlines processes for contacting customers and receiving payments

    SCAM ALERT: Georgia Power Issues Statewide “Scam” Warning For Customers

    SCAM ALERT: Georgia Power Issues Statewide “Scam” Warning For Customers

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:29:20 GMT
    Scam Alert graphicScam Alert graphic
    Georgia Power has issued a warning for all of its Georgia customers concerning a scam that, company officials, say attempts to defraud business and residential customers.
    Georgia Power has issued a warning for all of its Georgia customers concerning a scam that, company officials, say attempts to defraud business and residential customers.
  • PHOTOS: 4 Injured After Car Crashes Into Panera Bread In Augusta

    PHOTOS: 4 Injured After Car Crashes Into Panera Bread In Augusta

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:16:00 GMT
    Car crashed into Panera Bread on Robert C. Daniel Parkway. Car crashed into Panera Bread on Robert C. Daniel Parkway.
    Commotion ensued after a car crashing into Panera Bread on Robert C. Daniel Wednesday afternoon, injuring four people. Georgia State Patrol troopers say an elderly woman was attempting to park when she ran over the sidewalk and into the building. WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter was one of the first people on the scene and she has the story.
    Commotion ensued after a car crashing into Panera Bread on Robert C. Daniel Wednesday afternoon, injuring four people. Georgia State Patrol troopers say an elderly woman was attempting to park when she ran over the sidewalk and into the building. WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter was one of the first people on the scene and she has the story.
  • Public Input Welcome At Richmond County School Superintendent Interview On Friday

    Public Input Welcome At Richmond County School Superintendent Interview On Friday

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:10:53 GMT
    Photo of Dr. Angela Pringle, who will be interviewed for a second time Friday afternoon for the Richmond County Superintendent of Schools positionPhoto of Dr. Angela Pringle, who will be interviewed for a second time Friday afternoon for the Richmond County Superintendent of Schools position
    The Richmond County Board of Education is set to interview their lone superintendent finalist Friday afternoon, and the public will be able to take part in part of the proceedings.
    The Richmond County Board of Education is set to interview their lone superintendent finalist Friday afternoon, and the public will be able to take part in part of the proceedings.
  • Children's Hospital Of Georgia Patients Serving Blizzards At Dairy Queen Locations On Miracle Treat Day

    Children's Hospital Of Georgia Patients Serving Blizzards At Dairy Queen Locations On Miracle Treat Day

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-08-14 16:18:41 GMT
    Miracle Treat Day 2014 graphicMiracle Treat Day 2014 graphic
    Miracle Treat Day, a Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals fundraiser, is being held all day Thursday at CSRA Dairy Queen locations.
    Miracle Treat Day, a Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals fundraiser, is being held all day Thursday at CSRA Dairy Queen locations.
  • Hancock County To Set Up Government At College After Courthouse Fire

    Hancock County To Set Up Government At College After Courthouse Fire

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-08-14 15:14:09 GMT
    Photo of the burned out Hancock County CourthousePhoto of the burned out Hancock County Courthouse
    Hancock County has signed an agreement to move its government offices to Oconee Fall Line Technical College's satellite office in the county after the county's historic courthouse was gutted by fire early Monday morning.
    Hancock County has signed an agreement to move its government offices to Oconee Fall Line Technical College's satellite office in the county after the county's historic courthouse was gutted by fire early Monday morning.
  • Hancock County Looking For Temporary Space After Fire

    Hancock County Looking For Temporary Space After Courthouse Fire

    Hancock County Looking For Temporary Space After Courthouse Fire

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-08-14 14:58:12 GMT
    Photo of the burned out Hancock County CourthousePhoto of the burned out Hancock County Courthouse
    Hancock County officials are searching for temporary office space after its historic courthouse was gutted by a fire.
    Hancock County officials are searching for temporary office space after its historic courthouse was gutted by a fire.
  • Mother Accused In 2-Year-Old Son's Death Now Charged With Murder

    Mother Accused In 2-Year-Old Son's Death Now Charged With Murder

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-08-14 14:42:19 GMT
    Photo of Mary Katherine Smith as she entered a Richmond County court room for a hearing on Tuesday, August 12thPhoto of Mary Katherine Smith as she entered a Richmond County court room for a hearing on Tuesday, August 12th
    A Richmond County mother accused in the death of her 2-year-old son has now been charged with Murder.
    A Richmond County mother accused in the death of her 2-year-old son has now been charged with Murder.
  • Wednesday Was The First Day Of Work For Augusta's Maintenance Goats

    Wednesday Was The First Day Of Work For Augusta's Maintenance Goats

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-08-14 14:41:55 GMT
    Photo of goats on the job in south Augusta clearing out overgrowth as a storm water retention pond as part of a pilot programPhoto of goats on the job in south Augusta clearing out overgrowth as a storm water retention pond as part of a pilot program
    Augusta is getting its goats. The city's newest four-legged workers are on the job, working to maintain city storm water retention ponds. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Augusta is getting its goats. The city's newest four-legged workers are on the job, working to maintain city storm water retention ponds. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:23 AM EDT2014-08-14 11:23:05 GMT
    6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • CSRA Morning News Update: August 14, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 14, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 14, 2014

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:47 AM EDT2014-08-14 10:47:26 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Williams' Death Sparks Conversation About Mental Health

    Williams' Death Sparks Conversation About Mental Health

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:43 AM EDT2014-08-14 09:43:29 GMT
    Days after Hollywood legend Robin Williams took his own life, mental health experts are calling for a worldwide discussion about depression.
    Days after Hollywood legend Robin Williams took his own life, mental health experts are calling for a worldwide discussion about depression.
  • Paving Smoothes Way For New Highland Avenue Crosswalk

    Paving Smoothes Way For New Highland Avenue Crosswalk

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-14 01:48:27 GMT
    Photo of crew working on Highland Avenue in Augusta where a new pedestrian crosswalk will be put inPhoto of crew working on Highland Avenue in Augusta where a new pedestrian crosswalk will be put in
    Neighborhood complaints about safety on Highland Avenue has the city of Augusta moving forward with a new pedestrian crosswalk.
    Neighborhood complaints about safety on Highland Avenue has the city of Augusta moving forward with a new pedestrian crosswalk.
  • County Looking For New Home For Courts

    County Looking For New Home For Courts

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-08-13 22:57:34 GMT
    Hancock County CourthouseHancock County Courthouse
    Hancock County officials are searching for temporary office space after a historic courthouse was gutted by a fire. The county's commissioners may agree Wednesday to lease space from Oconee Fall Line Technical College's branch in Sparta for $1 a year. One commissioner says people who have to pay bills may get a grace period. The county clerk says employees still will be paid. State authorities have said the fire caused about $5.5 million in damage to the Hancock County Courthouse which is li...
    Hancock County officials are searching for temporary office space after a historic courthouse was gutted by a fire. The county's commissioners may agree Wednesday to lease space from Oconee Fall Line Technical College's branch in Sparta for $1 a year. One commissioner says people who have to pay bills may get a grace period. The county clerk says employees still will be paid. State authorities have said the fire caused about $5.5 million in damage to the Hancock County Courthouse which is li...
  • DEVELOPING ON 6: Car Crashes Into Panera Bread In Augusta

    DEVELOPING ON 6: Car Crashes Into Panera Bread In Augusta

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-13 22:00:05 GMT
    Photo of a car that crashed into Panera Bread off Robert C. Daniel Parkway in Augusta Wednesday afternoon.Photo of a car that crashed into Panera Bread off Robert C. Daniel Parkway in Augusta Wednesday afternoon.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has released more information concerning the crash of a vehicle into Panera Bread's location on Robert C. Daniel Parkeway Wednesday afternoon.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has released more information concerning the crash of a vehicle into Panera Bread's location on Robert C. Daniel Parkeway Wednesday afternoon.
  • PHOTOS: School Bus Accident Reported On Windsor Spring Road

    PHOTOS: School Bus Accident Reported On Windsor Spring Road

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:44:50 GMT
    Photo from the scene of a Wednesday afternoon accident involving a Richmond County School bus on Windsor Spring Road at Patrick AvenuePhoto from the scene of a Wednesday afternoon accident involving a Richmond County School bus on Windsor Spring Road at Patrick Avenue
    New information is coming to light concerning a Wednesday afternoon crash involving a Richmond County school bus on Windsor Spring Road at Patrick Avenue.
    New information is coming to light concerning a Wednesday afternoon crash involving a Richmond County school bus on Windsor Spring Road at Patrick Avenue.
  • OSHA Investigating Deadly Richmond County Garbage Truck Crash

    OSHA Investigating Deadly Richmond County Garbage Truck Crash

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:25:23 GMT
    Photo of the scene where a garbage truck rolled down a ravine off Rollins Road in Augusta, resulting in the death of the driver, 31-year-old Kennedy Fordham.Photo of the scene where a garbage truck rolled down a ravine off Rollins Road in Augusta, resulting in the death of the driver, 31-year-old Kennedy Fordham.
    There is new information concerning a deadly crash in Richmond County involving a trash truck that rolled down into a ravine.
    There is new information concerning a deadly crash in Richmond County involving a trash truck that rolled down into a ravine.
  • Congressman John Barrow Announces $4.8 Million FEMA Grant For Richmond County

    Congressman John Barrow Announces $4.8 Million FEMA Grant For Richmond County

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:02:49 GMT
    Photo of Congressman John Barrow (GA-12)Photo of Congressman John Barrow (GA-12)
    Wednesday, U.S. Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) announced that Richmond County would receive over $4.8 million in funding from FEMA) for debris removal from the ice storms earlier this year.
    Wednesday, U.S. Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) announced that Richmond County would receive over $4.8 million in funding from FEMA) for debris removal from the ice storms earlier this year.
  • Goats Are Now On The Job In Augusta

    Goats Are Now On The Job In Augusta

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:29:32 GMT
    Photo of goats that are now on the job in AugustaPhoto of goats that are now on the job in Augusta
    Augusta's newest city employees have four legs and they have now gone to work.
    Augusta's newest city employees have four legs and they have now gone to work.
  • Team Investigating Fort Gordon Soldier Death

    Team Investigating Fort Gordon Soldier's Death

    Team Investigating Fort Gordon Soldier's Death

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-08-13 14:42:07 GMT
    Photo of Second Lieutenant Anthony Thomas Scardino, who was found dead Friday in a training on Fort GordonPhoto of Second Lieutenant Anthony Thomas Scardino, who was found dead Friday in a training on Fort Gordon
    A team from Fort Rucker, Alabama has taken the lead in investigating a Fort Gordon soldier's death during a training exercise.
    A team from Fort Rucker, Alabama has taken the lead in investigating a Fort Gordon soldier's death during a training exercise.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:58 AM EDT2014-08-13 10:58:53 GMT
    6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • CSRA Morning News Update: August 13, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 13, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 13, 2014

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:50 AM EDT2014-08-13 10:50:18 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Peanut Butter Salmonella Trial Continues

    Peanut Butter Salmonella Trial Continues

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-08-13 01:20:27 GMT
    The former manager of a peanut processor linked to a deadly outbreak of salmonella says he was "scared to death" the first time he saw that a lab test had identified the deadly pathogen in a product. Samuel Lightsey continued testifying Tuesday against his former boss at Peanut Corp. of America, Stewart Parnell, and two others. Lightsey worked for 17 years in food quality assurance before joining Parnell's company. Lightsey said he saw his first positive test for salmonella in 2008, not long ...
    The former manager of a peanut processor linked to a deadly outbreak of salmonella says he was "scared to death" the first time he saw that a lab test had identified the deadly pathogen in a product. Samuel Lightsey continued testifying Tuesday against his former boss at Peanut Corp. of America, Stewart Parnell, and two others. Lightsey worked for 17 years in food quality assurance before joining Parnell's company. Lightsey said he saw his first positive test for salmonella in 2008, not long ...
  • PHOTOS: Burned Out Broad Street Building Being Torn Down

    PHOTOS: Burned Out Broad Street Building Being Torn Down

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:52:32 GMT
    Photo of a burned out building on Broad Street at 12 Street, in downtown Augusta, being demolished.Photo of a burned out building on Broad Street at 12 Street, in downtown Augusta, being demolished.
    It was destroyed in a fire back in January. Now, eight months later, a Broad Street building is finally being demolished, but the work has forced neighbors out who are now looking to get back.
    It was destroyed in a fire back in January. Now, eight months later, a Broad Street building is finally being demolished, but the work has forced neighbors out who are now looking to get back.
  • Depression Study at GRU Looks at Electric and Magnetic Brain Stimulation

    Depression Study at GRU Looks at Electric and Magnetic Brain Stimulation

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:52:11 GMT
    Psychiatrists at GRU are studying brain stimulation as GRU is one of seven sites conducting a federally-funded study looking at how effectively ECT keeps depressed seniors in remission.
    Psychiatrists at GRU are studying brain stimulation as GRU is one of seven sites conducting a federally-funded study looking at how effectively ECT keeps depressed seniors in remission.
  • Using Brain Stimulation Technology to Treat Depression

    Using Brain Stimulation Technology to Treat Depression

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:48:00 GMT
    Psychiatrists at the Medical College of GA at GRU are treating depression with technology, which offers a window of opportunity to address the behaviors like social phobias.
    Psychiatrists at the Medical College of GA at GRU are treating depression with technology, which offers a window of opportunity to address the behaviors like social phobias.
  • Charges Could Be Upgraded For Mother Accused In Her 2-Year-Old's Death

    Charges Could Be Upgraded For Mother Accused In Her 2-Year-Old's Death

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:11:44 GMT
    Photo of Katherine Smith as she entered a Richmond County court room TuesdayPhoto of Katherine Smith as she entered a Richmond County court room Tuesday
    Charges could soon be upgraded in the case of a mother charged with cruelty to children in the death of her 2-year-old son.
    Charges could soon be upgraded in the case of a mother charged with cruelty to children in the death of her 2-year-old son.
  • PHOTOS: Augusta Needs Help If It's Going To Maintain Gateways For Cyber Command

    PHOTOS: Augusta Needs Help If It's Going To Maintain Gateways For Cyber Command

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:32:56 GMT
    Photo of high grass and weeds at one of Augusta's entrywaysPhoto of high grass and weeds at one of Augusta's entryways
    Some Augusta leaders are pushing for  a city takeover of two state roads leading to Fort Gordon for the coming of Cyber Command, but Augusta doesn't have the money. That's why the search is on for private help. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola reports.
    Some Augusta leaders are pushing for  a city takeover of two state roads leading to Fort Gordon for the coming of Cyber Command, but Augusta doesn't have the money. That's why the search is on for private help. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola reports.

  • UPDATED ON 6: Neighbors Concerned After Deadly Crash

    UPDATED ON 6: Neighbors Concerned After Deadly Crash

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:31:37 GMT
    Photo from the scene of a deadly crash involving two 18-wheelers that happened late Monday night in McDuffie County on Wire Road at Highway 17, near Sweetwater Baptist Church.Photo from the scene of a deadly crash involving two 18-wheelers that happened late Monday night in McDuffie County on Wire Road at Highway 17, near Sweetwater Baptist Church.
    More information has been released concerning Monday night's deadly crash in McDuffie County involving two 18-wheelers from the Georgia Department of Public Safety.
    More information has been released concerning Monday night's deadly crash in McDuffie County involving two 18-wheelers from the Georgia Department of Public Safety.
  • Teen's Death Raises Questions About Safe Hydration

    Teen's Death Raises Questions About Safe Hydration

    Teen's Death Raises Questions About Safe Hydration

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:08:27 GMT
    A Georgia high school football player is dead after possible overhydration. Zyrees Oliver died Monday after his family removed him from life support. His relatives say the 17-year old drank two gallons of water and two gallons of Gatorade during football practice last Tuesday. The teen's death raises questions about the fine line between too much fluid and not enough fluid after intense exercise. Overhydration also kn...
    A Georgia high school football player is dead after possible overhydration. Zyrees Oliver died Monday after his family removed him from life support. His relatives say the 17-year old drank two gallons of water and two gallons of Gatorade during football practice last Tuesday. The teen's death raises questions about the fine line between too much fluid and not enough fluid after intense exercise. Overhydration also kn...
  • PHOTOS: Augusta Car Club Giving Away School Clothes And Supplies

    PHOTOS: Augusta Car Club Giving Away School Clothes And Supplies

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:04:11 GMT
    Photo of the Free School Supplies Sign put up in Augudsta by the GM Boyz car clubPhoto of the Free School Supplies Sign put up in Augudsta by the GM Boyz car club
    A CSRA charity project is helping kids in need go back to school in style.
    A CSRA charity project is helping kids in need go back to school in style.
  • Grovetown Mayor Issues Statement On Suspension Of Chief Gary Owens

    Grovetown Mayor Issues Statement On Suspension Of Chief Gary Owens

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-08-12 19:24:04 GMT
    Photo of Chief Gary Owens, of the Grovetown Department of Public Safety, who was suspended for two days last week. (Credit: City of Grovetown's website)Photo of Chief Gary Owens, of the Grovetown Department of Public Safety, who was suspended for two days last week. (Credit: City of Grovetown's website)
    Chief Gary Owens of the Grovetown Department of Public Safety was suspended for two days last week over conduct concerning the escape of inmates from the Grovetown Jail and the effort to capture them.
    Chief Gary Owens of the Grovetown Department of Public Safety was suspended for two days last week over conduct concerning the escape of inmates from the Grovetown Jail and the effort to capture them.
  • BREAKING ON 6: Traffic Lights Out On Lewiston Road

    BREAKING ON 6: Traffic Lights Out On Lewiston Road

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-12 18:35:52 GMT
    Traffic Alert Text graphicTraffic Alert Text graphic
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that traffic lights are out along Lewiston Road.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that traffic lights are out along Lewiston Road.
  • DSM Chemicals Responds To Savannah River Pollution Report

    DSM Chemicals Responds To Savannah River Pollution Report

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-08-12 18:21:50 GMT
    Using data released by the Environmental Protection Agency, Environment Georgia rates an Augusta chemicals company, DSM Chemicals, as among the top 50 for pollution nationwide. We checked EPA data and found they are one of the top polluters based on pounds of released chemicals for 2012. But, according to the EPA ECHO website, DSM Chemicals nitrate level discharging was well below regulated limits for 2012. Beth Connell, Safety Health Environmental and Security Manager at DSM Chemicals says...
    Using data released by the Environmental Protection Agency, Environment Georgia rates an Augusta chemicals company, DSM Chemicals, as among the top 50 for pollution nationwide. We checked EPA data and found they are one of the top polluters based on pounds of released chemicals for 2012. But, according to the EPA ECHO website, DSM Chemicals nitrate level discharging was well below regulated limits for 2012. Beth Connell, Safety Health Environmental and Security Manager at DSM Chemicals says...
  • Augusta Family Remembers Bond With Robin Williams

    Augusta Family Remembers Bond With Robin Williams

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-08-12 18:07:33 GMT
    Photo of Brennan Simkins, of Augusta, and actor Robin WilliamsPhoto of Brennan Simkins, of Augusta, and actor Robin Williams
    As the nation mourns the death of Robin Williams, an Augusta family is talking about a special bond they had with the actor.
    As the nation mourns the death of Robin Williams, an Augusta family is talking about a special bond they had with the actor.
  • Family Looking For Missing Australian Shepherd

    Family Looking For Missing Australian Shepherd

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-08-12 15:18:26 GMT
    Photo of Gus, a 14-year-old Australian Shepherd mix dog that went missing in Martinez on SundayPhoto of Gus, a 14-year-old Australian Shepherd mix dog that went missing in Martinez on Sunday
    A family in Martinez is looking for their beloved dog that has gone missing.
    A family in Martinez is looking for their beloved dog that has gone missing.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:55 AM EDT2014-08-12 10:55:44 GMT
    6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • CSRA Morning News Update: August 12, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 12, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 12, 2014

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:50 AM EDT2014-08-12 10:50:27 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Former Police Chief in Federal Court

    Former Police Chief in Federal Court

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:34:34 GMT
    Across Georgia graphicAcross Georgia graphic
    Savannah's former police chief is back in court after prosecutors obtained a new indictment against him, adding a false statement charge to the federal extortion and gambling case. The Savannah Morning news reports former Savannah-Chatham Police Chief Willie Lovett pleaded not guilty Monday to the latest indictment, which restates much of the original charges. The federal judge handling the case allowed the 65-year-old Lovett to remain free on his previous bond. Prosecutors have accused Lovet...
    Savannah's former police chief is back in court after prosecutors obtained a new indictment against him, adding a false statement charge to the federal extortion and gambling case. The Savannah Morning news reports former Savannah-Chatham Police Chief Willie Lovett pleaded not guilty Monday to the latest indictment, which restates much of the original charges. The federal judge handling the case allowed the 65-year-old Lovett to remain free on his previous bond. Prosecutors have accused Lovet...
  • The History Behind the Hancock County Courthouse

    The History Behind the Hancock County Courthouse

    The History Behind the Hancock County Courthouse

    Monday, August 11 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-08-11 23:37:13 GMT
    Photo of the burned remains of the Hancock County CourthousePhoto of the burned remains of the Hancock County Courthouse
    WJBF News Channel 6's Nicole Snyder takes a look at the history of the Hancock County Courthouse on the day it was heavily damaged by fire.
    WJBF News Channel 6's Nicole Snyder takes a look at the history of the Hancock County Courthouse on the day it was heavily damaged by fire.
  • Augusta Commission Committee Moves Forward on Court House Annex

    Augusta Commission Committee Moves Forward on Court House Annex

    Monday, August 11 2014 7:18 PM EDT2014-08-11 23:18:24 GMT
    Augusta Commissioners formally move forward with creating a courthouse annex at the renovated Augusta Municipal Building, adding tens of thousands of dollars to the costs.
    Augusta Commissioners formally move forward with creating a courthouse annex at the renovated Augusta Municipal Building, adding tens of thousands of dollars to the costs.
  • VIDEO: Anti-Texting And Driving PSA Produced In The CSRA Goes Viral

    VIDEO: Anti-Texting And Driving PSA Produced In The CSRA Goes Viral

    Monday, August 11 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-08-11 23:17:09 GMT
    Photo from an anti-texting and driving PSA produced in the CSRAPhoto from an anti-texting and driving PSA produced in the CSRA
    A dramatic texting and driving public service announcement (PSA) produced in the CSRA has now gone viral on on social media sites.
    A dramatic texting and driving public service announcement (PSA) produced in the CSRA has now gone viral on on social media sites.
  • 50+ Employers Looking to Hire at Aiken Co. Job Fair 8/12

    50+ Employers Looking to Hire at Aiken Co. Job Fair 8/12

    Monday, August 11 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-08-11 23:10:21 GMT
    Bi-Lo, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of SC and GlaxoSmithKline are some of the participants in the Aiken County Job Fair Tuesday, August 12th from 10am -2pm at Aiken Technical College Gymnasium.
    Bi-Lo, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of SC and GlaxoSmithKline are some of the participants in the Aiken County Job Fair Tuesday, August 12th from 10am -2pm at Aiken Technical College Gymnasium.
  • Your Hometown Stories: Columbia County EMA Is Ready To Serve The Community During Emergencies

    Your Hometown Stories: Columbia County EMA Is Ready To Serve The Community During Emergencies

    Monday, August 11 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-08-11 21:44:49 GMT
    Photo of Columbia County Emergency Management Agency director Pam Tucker in her officePhoto of Columbia County Emergency Management Agency director Pam Tucker in her office
    Columbia County is home to one of the hardest working people in the CSRA and she does it with a smile. Our John Lynn explains in this  WJBF Your Hometown Stories segment.
    Columbia County is home to one of the hardest working people in the CSRA and she does it with a smile. Our John Lynn explains in this  WJBF Your Hometown Stories segment.
  • Garbage Truck Driver Dies Shortly After Crash Into Ravine

    Garbage Truck Driver Dies Shortly After Crash Into Ravine

    Monday, August 11 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-11 21:20:23 GMT
    Jason Nappi says, "And you ever seen anything like this?" Training Captain Greg Hartshorne from Richmond County Fire Rescue says, "Not to this extent in this tenuous of a situation." Early Monday morning firefighters got a call to save two brothers from this truck crash. But when we got there it was hanging on by a thread from going into a ravine.Nappi says, "I'm standing just a few feet from where the garbage truck fell into the ravine. It went down about thirty feet and pinned both." But th...
    Jason Nappi says, "And you ever seen anything like this?" Training Captain Greg Hartshorne from Richmond County Fire Rescue says, "Not to this extent in this tenuous of a situation." Early Monday morning firefighters got a call to save two brothers from this truck crash. But when we got there it was hanging on by a thread from going into a ravine.Nappi says, "I'm standing just a few feet from where the garbage truck fell into the ravine. It went down about thirty feet and pinned both." But th...
  • Fort Gordon Identifies Soldier Found Dead

    Fort Gordon Identifies Soldier Found Dead

    Monday, August 11 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-08-11 20:22:54 GMT
    Photo of Second Lieutenant Anthony Thomas Scardino, who was found dead Friday in a training on Fort GordonPhoto of Second Lieutenant Anthony Thomas Scardino, who was found dead Friday in a training on Fort Gordon
    Second Lieutenant Anthony Thomas Scardino has been identified as the Fort Gordon soldier who was found dead in a training area Friday night. dead Friday.
    Second Lieutenant Anthony Thomas Scardino has been identified as the Fort Gordon soldier who was found dead in a training area Friday night. dead Friday.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Driver Trapped In Overturned Garbage Truck For Hours Dies

    UPDATED ON 6: Driver Trapped In Overturned Garbage Truck For Hours Dies

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-08-11 19:13:34 GMT
    Photo of Augusta firefighters working to free the trapped driver of an overturned garbage truckPhoto of Augusta firefighters working to free the trapped driver of an overturned garbage truck
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the driver trapped for hours after the garbage truck he was driving overturned into a ravine Monday morning has died.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the driver trapped for hours after the garbage truck he was driving overturned into a ravine Monday morning has died.
  • Fire Destroys Historic Hancock County Courthouse

    Fire Destroys Historic Hancock County Courthouse

    Fire Destroys Historic Hancock County Courthouse

    Monday, August 11 2014 8:42 AM EDT2014-08-11 12:42:53 GMT
    A massive fire has broken out at the Hancock County Courthouse in Sparta.
    A massive fire has broken out at the Hancock County Courthouse in Sparta.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Monday, August 11 2014 6:42 AM EDT2014-08-11 10:42:16 GMT
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • CSRA Morning News Update: August 11, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 11, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 11, 2014

    Monday, August 11 2014 6:38 AM EDT2014-08-11 10:38:23 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • I-20 Accident Near Grovetown Slows Traffic For Hours

    I-20 Accident Near Grovetown Slows Traffic For Hours

    Sunday, August 10 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-08-11 01:06:32 GMT
    Westbound traffic on I-20 was backed up for hours Sunday evening because of an accident.
    Westbound traffic on I-20 was backed up for hours Sunday evening because of an accident.
  • GMA Sunday Headlines: August 10, 2014

    GMA Sunday Headlines: August 10, 2014

    Sunday, August 10 2014 8:36 AM EDT2014-08-10 12:36:54 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Fire Damages Cars At South Augusta Auto Repair Shop

    Fire Damages Cars At South Augusta Auto Repair Shop

    Saturday, August 9 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-08-10 03:49:52 GMT
    Witnesses say they saw smoke coming from Estil's Foreign Car Service on Saturday.
    Witnesses say they saw smoke coming from Estil's Foreign Car Service on Saturday.
  • Your Hometown Stories: Meadow Garden Tells The History Of George Walton

    Your Hometown Stories: Meadow Garden Tells The History Of George Walton

    Saturday, August 9 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-08-09 20:57:16 GMT
    Photo of the Augusta home of George Walton, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776Photo of the Augusta home of George Walton, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776
    Just off Walton Way in Augusta is a piece of history that has many stories to tell about George Walton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Our John Lynn explains in a WJBF Your Hometown Stories segment.
    Just off Walton Way in Augusta is a piece of history that has many stories to tell about George Walton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Our John Lynn explains in a WJBF Your Hometown Stories segment.
  • Your Hometown Stories: Harlem Antique Store Carries On Founder's Mission

    Your Hometown Stories: Harlem Antique Store Carries On Founder's Mission

    Saturday, August 9 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-08-09 20:32:18 GMT
    Photo of Attic Treasures Of Harlem's signPhoto of Attic Treasures Of Harlem's sign
    Harlem, Georgia is a small town known for the annual Oliver Hardy Festival, but it is also home of Attic Treasures of Harlem. Our John Lynn tells us more about the store and its mission in a WJBF Your Hometown Stories segment.
    Harlem, Georgia is a small town known for the annual Oliver Hardy Festival, but it is also home of Attic Treasures of Harlem. Our John Lynn tells us more about the store and its mission in a WJBF Your Hometown Stories segment.
  • Fort Gordon Soldier Found Dead In Training Area On Post

    Fort Gordon Soldier Found Dead In Training Area On Post

    Saturday, August 9 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-08-09 18:28:26 GMT
    Fort Gordon graphicFort Gordon graphic
    A Fort Gordon soldier was found dead Friday night after going missing during land navigation training in the post's training area.
    A Fort Gordon soldier was found dead Friday night after going missing during land navigation training in the post's training area.
  • Stop The Violence Rally At May Park

    Stop The Violence Rally At May Park

    Saturday, August 9 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-08-09 16:47:47 GMT
    The inaugural “Stop the Violence, Ques Care” event took place Saturday at May Park in Augusta. A large group of people stopped by 4th Street to listen to guest speaker, Sheriff Richard Roundtree talk about curbing violence in our community. Free BBQ’ed chicken was served hot off the grille at lunchtime. There was also a school supply handout to get kids ready for school next week. Richard Roundtree, Sheriff of Richmond County says, “The gangs are actively recruiting our kids. That’s the messa...
    The inaugural “Stop the Violence, Ques Care” event took place Saturday at May Park in Augusta. A large group of people stopped by 4th Street to listen to guest speaker, Sheriff Richard Roundtree talk about curbing violence in our community. Free BBQ’ed chicken was served hot off the grille at lunchtime. There was also a school supply handout to get kids ready for school next week. Richard Roundtree, Sheriff of Richmond County says, “The gangs are actively recruiting our kids. That’s the messa...
  • GMA Saturday Headlines: August 9, 2014

    GMA Saturday Headlines: August 9, 2014

    Saturday, August 9 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-08-09 12:46:56 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Salmonella Trial Continues

    Salmonella Trial Continues

    Friday, August 8 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-08-09 01:51:12 GMT
    Across Georgia graphicAcross Georgia graphic
    A Georgia peanut plant manager says he knew his company was submitting false lab tests to its customers before a nationwide salmonella outbreak killed nine Americans and sickened more than 700 people five years ago. Sammy Lightsey testified during the federal trial of his former boss Stewart Parnell, the owner of the Peanut Company of America. Parnell and two others are charged with knowingly shipping tainted food and covering up lab tests that showed salmonella. Lightsey managed the plant in...
    A Georgia peanut plant manager says he knew his company was submitting false lab tests to its customers before a nationwide salmonella outbreak killed nine Americans and sickened more than 700 people five years ago. Sammy Lightsey testified during the federal trial of his former boss Stewart Parnell, the owner of the Peanut Company of America. Parnell and two others are charged with knowingly shipping tainted food and covering up lab tests that showed salmonella. Lightsey managed the plant in...
  • 6 Investigates: Man Says eBay Car Caught Fire, Wants Money Back

    6 Investigates: Man Says eBay Car Caught Fire, Wants Money Back

    Friday, August 8 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-08-08 22:15:26 GMT
    A Grovetown man says he is down $5,500 after he bought a truck on eBay. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
    A Grovetown man says he is down $5,500 after he bought a truck on eBay. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.

  • Columbia County School Buses an hour late

    Columbia County School Buses an hour late

    Friday, August 8 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-08 21:33:48 GMT
    Columbia County parents say their kids have been hours late for schoolColumbia County parents say their kids have been hours late for school

    Parents are complaining about late buses, overcrowding and unsafe conditions. The Department of Transportation for school buses says they can't do anything about it until they know how many kids are riding buses. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with officials about what they're doing to resolve the problem.

    Parents are complaining about late buses, overcrowding and unsafe conditions. The Department of Transportation for school buses says they can't do anything about it until they know how many kids are riding buses. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with officials about what they're doing to resolve the problem.

  • Trampoline Park Coming To Augusta

    Trampoline Park Coming To Augusta

    Friday, August 8 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-08 21:01:17 GMT
    Photo of what an AirStrike Trampoline Parks looks like on the insidePhoto of what an AirStrike Trampoline Parks looks like on the inside
    The world's largest developer and operator of indoor trampoline parks is bringing a world-class facility to Augusta.
    The world's largest developer and operator of indoor trampoline parks is bringing a world-class facility to Augusta.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Friday, August 8 2014 6:55 AM EDT2014-08-08 10:55:05 GMT
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • CSRA Morning News Update: August 7, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 7, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 7, 2014

    Friday, August 8 2014 6:47 AM EDT2014-08-08 10:47:57 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • GRU Cancer Center Gets Millions For Minority-Focused Research Program

    GRU Cancer Center Gets Millions For Minority-Focused Research Program

    Thursday, August 7 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-08-08 02:02:39 GMT
    GRU Cancer Center is receiving millions for research.GRU Cancer Center is receiving millions for research.
    The National Cancer Institute has presented a 5-year grant to GRU's minority-focused cancer research program. This is Georgia's only cancer program that focuses on minorities. WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with the people who made this possible.
    The National Cancer Institute has presented a 5-year grant to GRU's minority-focused cancer research program. This is Georgia's only cancer program that focuses on minorities. WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with the people who made this possible.

  • New Guidelines Limit SC School Fundraisers, Snacks

    New Guidelines Limit SC School Fundraisers, Snacks

    Thursday, August 7 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-08-08 01:20:49 GMT
    When South Carolina students go back to school this month, they won't be able to buy chicken biscuits in the car drop-off line, pizza slices during lunch or candy bars between classes. New federal nutrition guidelines that changed school lunches two years ago now apply to school vending machines, canteens, and fundraisers. The guidelines limit calories and the amount of sugar, salt, and fat in the foods sold in schools. Snacks have to be whole grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, or p...
    When South Carolina students go back to school this month, they won't be able to buy chicken biscuits in the car drop-off line, pizza slices during lunch or candy bars between classes. New federal nutrition guidelines that changed school lunches two years ago now apply to school vending machines, canteens, and fundraisers. The guidelines limit calories and the amount of sugar, salt, and fat in the foods sold in schools. Snacks have to be whole grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, or p...
  • With Property Tax Increase, Augusta Commissioner Calls Storm Water Fee Dead In The Water

    With Property Tax Increase, Augusta Commissioner Calls Storm Water Fee Dead In The Water

    Thursday, August 7 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-08-07 23:39:33 GMT
    Photo of storm water in AugustaPhoto of storm water in Augusta
    Augusta engineers have been working for years to implement a Storm Water Utility Fee, with final approval planned for next month. But, after approving a property tax hike for this year, some Commissioners now questions the fee's chances.; WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Augusta engineers have been working for years to implement a Storm Water Utility Fee, with final approval planned for next month. But, after approving a property tax hike for this year, some Commissioners now questions the fee's chances.; WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.

  • Goat Maintenance Program Ready To Start In Augusta

    Goat Maintenance Program Ready To Start In Augusta

    Thursday, August 7 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-07 23:20:08 GMT
    Photo of goats that will be used to clean up around retention ponds in Augusta-Richmond CountyPhoto of goats that will be used to clean up around retention ponds in Augusta-Richmond County
    A pilot program using goats to maintain three of Augusta's storm water ponds will kick off next week. Neighbors don't expect to butt heads with the four legged cleanup crew.
    A pilot program using goats to maintain three of Augusta's storm water ponds will kick off next week. Neighbors don't expect to butt heads with the four legged cleanup crew.
  • Man Accused Of Stealing Copper Wire At Georgia Haunted House

    Man Accused Of Stealing Copper Wire At Georgia Haunted House

    Thursday, August 7 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-07 22:45:48 GMT
    Copper Thefts graphicCopper Thefts graphic
    Authorities in west Georgia are searching for a suspect they say stole copper wire from a haunted house.
    Authorities in west Georgia are searching for a suspect they say stole copper wire from a haunted house.
  • Florida Detectives Help In Georgia Beheading Case

    Florida Detectives Help In Georgia Beheading Case

    Thursday, August 7 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-08-07 22:18:08 GMT
    Photo of Russell Dermond, and his wife, Shirley Dermond (Credit: WSB-TV)Photo of Russell Dermond, and his wife, Shirley Dermond (Credit: WSB-TV)
    A Georgia sheriff has asked Florida detectives to take a look at evidence in the killing of a couple that included a beheading, but the motive for the crime remains a mystery.
    A Georgia sheriff has asked Florida detectives to take a look at evidence in the killing of a couple that included a beheading, but the motive for the crime remains a mystery.
  • Portion Of 12th Street Closed Until Brislan Building Demolished

    Portion Of 12th Street Closed Until Brislan Building Demolished

    Thursday, August 7 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-08-07 22:13:57 GMT
    A portion of 12th Street in downtown Augusta is still blocked off after a Broad Street building was damaged by fire earlier this year.
    A portion of 12th Street in downtown Augusta is still blocked off after a Broad Street building was damaged by fire earlier this year.
  • Kay Allen Has Paid Up Her Debt With Columbia County

    Kay Allen Has Paid Up Her Debt With Columbia County

    Thursday, August 7 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-08-07 22:09:12 GMT
    Columbia County officials say Former Tax Commissioner Kay Allen has paid up her debt.
    Columbia County officials say Former Tax Commissioner Kay Allen has paid up her debt.
  • Political Graffiti Popping Up In Downtown Augusta

    Political Graffiti Popping Up In Downtown Augusta

    Thursday, August 7 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-08-07 21:55:54 GMT
    Several political graffiti paintings have been popping up all over downtown Augusta during the past week. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
    Several political graffiti paintings have been popping up all over downtown Augusta during the past week. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
  • PHOTOS: CSRA Kids Head Back To School (2014)

    PHOTOS: CSRA Kids Head Back To School (2014)

    Thursday, August 7 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-08-07 21:51:09 GMT
    Jasmine Green arrives for her first day of school at North Harlem Elementary School (Credit: Karen Green)Jasmine Green arrives for her first day of school at North Harlem Elementary School (Credit: Karen Green)
    Click for information on submitting and viewing photos of CSRA kids on their first day back to school.
    Click for information on submitting and viewing photos of CSRA kids on their first day back to school.
  • CSRA Back 2 School Resources

    CSRA Back 2 School Resources

    Thursday, August 7 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-08-07 17:46:04 GMT
    Back To School graphicBack To School graphic
    Click for the resources you need to know about concerning CSRA kids returning back to school.
    Click for the resources you need to know about concerning CSRA kids returning back to school.
  • Thomson Credit Card Hackings

    Thomson Credit Card Hackings

    Thursday, August 7 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-08-07 14:54:31 GMT
    Thomson residents say the Walmart there is leading to fraudulent charges.Thomson residents say the Walmart there is leading to fraudulent charges.

    Dozens of people in Thomson are reporting fraudulent charges on their debit, and credit cards. Thomson Police Department has narrowed it down to Walmart, and Murphy's USA gas station. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with a victim and the police department about how they plan to handle it.

    Dozens of people in Thomson are reporting fraudulent charges on their debit, and credit cards. Thomson Police Department has narrowed it down to Walmart, and Murphy's USA gas station. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with a victim and the police department about how they plan to handle it.

  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Thursday, August 7 2014 7:20 AM EDT2014-08-07 11:20:54 GMT
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day
  • CSRA Morning News Update: Augusta 7, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: Augusta 7, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: Augusta 7, 2014

    Thursday, August 7 2014 7:14 AM EDT2014-08-07 11:14:48 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • GRU Cancer Center to lead state’s only minority-focused cancer research program

    GRU Cancer Center to lead state’s only minority-focused cancer research program

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-08-07 02:44:18 GMT
    The GRU Cancer Center has been awarded a 5-year grant from the NCI to lead the state’s only cancer research program focused on better access to clinical trials and treatments for minority/underserved patients.
    The GRU Cancer Center has been awarded a 5-year grant from the NCI to lead the state’s only cancer research program focused on better access to clinical trials and treatments for minority/underserved patients.
  • Columbia County Approves 2017-2022 SPLOST Project List

    Columbia County Approves 2017-2022 SPLOST Project List

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-08-06 23:24:16 GMT
    Columbia County residents are set to vote on a new Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax package this November. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
    Columbia County residents are set to vote on a new Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax package this November. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.

  • Following The Fire Department's Lead, Augusta Utilities Department Will Make Case For Pay Raises

    Following The Fire Department's Lead, Augusta Utilities Department Will Make Case For Pay Raises

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-08-06 23:11:46 GMT
    Photo of the Augusta Utilities DepartmentPhoto of the Augusta Utilities Department
    Augusta Commissioners approved pay raises for the Augusta Fire Department to keep workers on the job. Now, the Augusta Utilities Department is wanting raises for its employees. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Augusta Commissioners approved pay raises for the Augusta Fire Department to keep workers on the job. Now, the Augusta Utilities Department is wanting raises for its employees. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Augusta City Leaders Getting Past "Ticket-Gate"

    Augusta City Leaders Getting Past "Ticket-Gate"

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-08-06 22:58:45 GMT
    Photo from the premiere in Augusta of "Get On Up"Photo from the premiere in Augusta of "Get On Up"
    City officials get on the bad foot when it comes to Augusta and the premiere of the James Brown movie as ticket-gate results in apologies.
    City officials get on the bad foot when it comes to Augusta and the premiere of the James Brown movie as ticket-gate results in apologies.

  • Local Filmmaker And Manufacturer Donate Peanut Butter To Food Bank

    Local Filmmaker And Manufacturer Donate Peanut Butter To Food Bank

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-08-06 22:55:10 GMT
    Golden Harvest Food Bank has a lot more peanut butter on hand after a big donation on Wednesday.
    Golden Harvest Food Bank has a lot more peanut butter on hand after a big donation on Wednesday.
  • Augusta Business Being Investigated By The FBI

    Augusta Business Being Investigated By The FBI

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-08-06 22:24:47 GMT
    An Augusta loan and tax preparation business is being investigated by the FBI.
    An Augusta loan and tax preparation business is being investigated by the FBI.
  • Girard, Georgia Man Arrested After Leaving 2-Year-Old Son Unattended In Van At Augusta Mall

    Girard, Georgia Man Arrested After Leaving 2-Year-Old Son Unattended In Van At Augusta Mall

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-08-06 22:24:22 GMT
    Mug shot of Tyrone Tyson Thomas, who has been charged with Deprivation of a Minor after reportedly leaving his 2-year-old son in a van at Augusta Mall (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Tyrone Tyson Thomas, who has been charged with Deprivation of a Minor after reportedly leaving his 2-year-old son in a van at Augusta Mall (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office arrested a 27-year-old Girard, Georgia man Tuesday evening after he reportedly left his 2-year-old son unattended in a van at Augusta Mall.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office arrested a 27-year-old Girard, Georgia man Tuesday evening after he reportedly left his 2-year-old son unattended in a van at Augusta Mall.
  • SCAM ALERT: Richmond County Sheriff's Office Issues Warning About Green Dot Scam

    SCAM ALERT: Richmond County Sheriff's Office Issues Warning About Green Dot Scam

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-08-06 21:42:11 GMT
    Photo of a Green Dot MoneyPak cardPhoto of a Green Dot MoneyPak card
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is issuing a warning about the recent Green Dot Scam that appears to be the recent trend.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is issuing a warning about the recent Green Dot Scam that appears to be the recent trend.
  • Columbia County Stresses Bus Safety For Back To School

    Columbia County Stresses Bus Safety For Back To School

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 7:44 AM EDT2014-08-06 11:44:52 GMT
    Georgia has led the nation in school bus stop fatalities over the last three years.
    Georgia has led the nation in school bus stop fatalities over the last three years.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 7:18 AM EDT2014-08-06 11:18:45 GMT
    6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day
  • CSRA Morning News Update: August 6, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 6, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 6, 2014

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 7:14 AM EDT2014-08-06 11:14:52 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina
  • Columbia County Commission Passes SPLOST List

    Columbia County Commission Passes SPLOST List

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-08-06 02:42:33 GMT
    Across Georgia graphicAcross Georgia graphic
    Columbia County Commissioners passed the 2017-2022 $144 million SPLOST projects list, which includes $30 million earmarked for new hospital project, $9 million for a new Cultural Arts Center and $19 million for renovations and a parking garage at the Justice Center.
    Columbia County Commissioners passed the 2017-2022 $144 million SPLOST projects list, which includes $30 million earmarked for new hospital project, $9 million for a new Cultural Arts Center and $19 million for renovations and a parking garage at the Justice Center.
  • Graham Working on VA Improvements

    Graham Working on VA Improvements

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-08-06 01:29:02 GMT
    Photo of U.S. Senator Lindsey GrahamPhoto of U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham
    U-S Senator Lindsey Graham says help is coming to veterans facing long waits at the V-A.He says a new bill passed by both houses of Congress gives administrators the ability to fire poorly performing employees.The bill also approves the Veterans Choice Card, which will allow veterans to get care from private doctors if they live more than 40 miles from the nearest V-A facility or if they can't get an appointment within 30 days. President Barack Obama is expected to sign the legislation this w...
    U-S Senator Lindsey Graham says help is coming to veterans facing long waits at the V-A.He says a new bill passed by both houses of Congress gives administrators the ability to fire poorly performing employees.The bill also approves the Veterans Choice Card, which will allow veterans to get care from private doctors if they live more than 40 miles from the nearest V-A facility or if they can't get an appointment within 30 days. President Barack Obama is expected to sign the legislation this w...
  • Air Quality Warning In Atlanta

    Air Quality Warning In Atlanta

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-08-06 01:22:16 GMT
    Across Georgia graphicAcross Georgia graphic
    State environmental officials have issued an air quality alert spanning the metro Atlanta region. The warning was issued by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for Tuesday. Officials say the code orange alert means outdoor air could be unhealthy for children and people who have breathing issues. Officials say ozone concentrations will be highest in the late afternoon and early evening. Environmental officials say people with heart or lung problems should also limit outdoor activity,...
    State environmental officials have issued an air quality alert spanning the metro Atlanta region. The warning was issued by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for Tuesday. Officials say the code orange alert means outdoor air could be unhealthy for children and people who have breathing issues. Officials say ozone concentrations will be highest in the late afternoon and early evening. Environmental officials say people with heart or lung problems should also limit outdoor activity,...
  • Augusta Commissioner Questions ADA Compliance In Renovated Municipal Building

    Augusta Commissioner Questions ADA Compliance In Renovated Municipal Building

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-08-05 21:44:03 GMT
    Photo of the Augusta Commission Chambers at the Augusta Municipal BuildingPhoto of the Augusta Commission Chambers at the Augusta Municipal Building
    Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams is questioning the ADA-compliance of the renovations to the Augusta Commission Chambers at the Augusta Municipal Building. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams is questioning the ADA-compliance of the renovations to the Augusta Commission Chambers at the Augusta Municipal Building. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • New Details About Superintendent Candidate

    New Details About Superintendent Candidate

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-08-05 21:42:06 GMT
     New details about the only candidate picked to move to the second round of interviews to become Richmond County's next Superintendent.
     New details about the only candidate picked to move to the second round of interviews to become Richmond County's next Superintendent.
  • Augusta Woman Arrested After Leaving Infant Unattended In Vehicle

    Augusta Woman Arrested After Leaving Infant Unattended In Vehicle

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-08-05 21:16:34 GMT
    Mug shot of Chastity Anedra Joshua, who is charged with Deprivation of a Minor after leaving her 6-month-old child in a car on Broad Street on Monday (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Chastity Anedra Joshua, who is charged with Deprivation of a Minor after leaving her 6-month-old child in a car on Broad Street on Monday (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has arrested an Augusta woman after she left a 6-month-old child in a car unattended in front of Family Dollar located at 1991 Broad Street.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has arrested an Augusta woman after she left a 6-month-old child in a car unattended in front of Family Dollar located at 1991 Broad Street.
  • Ebola Test Results Negative For 46-Year-Old Woman

    Ebola Test Results Negative For 46-Year-Old Woman

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-08-05 20:46:30 GMT
    The test results for a possible case of the Ebola virus in a local woman are negative.
    The test results for a possible case of the Ebola virus in a local woman are negative.
  • Allendale Man Arrested In Connection To Deadly Shooting

    Allendale Man Arrested In Connection To Deadly Shooting

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-08-05 17:46:54 GMT
    Mug shot of Cedric Devoe (Credit: Allendale Police Department)Mug shot of Cedric Devoe (Credit: Allendale Police Department)
    An Allendale, South Carolina man is in jail after being arrested and accused of murder.
    An Allendale, South Carolina man is in jail after being arrested and accused of murder.
  • Report: Georgia, South Carolina Ranked On List For States With The Best Schools

    Report: Georgia, South Carolina Ranked On List For States With The Best Schools

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-08-05 17:04:56 GMT
    School Report graphicSchool Report graphic
    A report on WalletHub.com ranks all the states by the quality of the schools in the states. Click to see how Georgia and South Carolina fared.
    A report on WalletHub.com ranks all the states by the quality of the schools in the states. Click to see how Georgia and South Carolina fared.
  • Court Appearance Of Mother Charged In Child Cruelty Death Postponed

    Court Appearance Of Mother Charged In Child Cruelty Death Postponed

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-08-05 16:30:46 GMT
    Mug shot of Katherine Smith (Creid: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Katherine Smith (Creid: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    The first initial appearance before a judge for mother charged with Child Cruelty after her 2-year-old died has been deferred.
    The first initial appearance before a judge for mother charged with Child Cruelty after her 2-year-old died has been deferred.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 7:14 AM EDT2014-08-05 11:14:37 GMT
    6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day
  • CSRA Morning News Update: August 5, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 5, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 5, 2014

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 6:59 AM EDT2014-08-05 10:59:02 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Stadium Opponents Call For Change

    Stadium Opponents Call For Change

    Monday, August 4 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-08-05 01:02:04 GMT
    Across Georgia graphicAcross Georgia graphic
    Opponents of public dollars going toward new stadiums for the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons want lawmakers to require referendums for public-private partnerships. A coalition of black clergy, neighborhood associations and Tea Party groups says it plans to seek legislation this year. At a Monday news conference, organizers say residents should decide when public money goes toward private projects but didn't name a dollar amount triggering a vote. Atlanta Tea Party co-chair Debbie Dooley s...
    Opponents of public dollars going toward new stadiums for the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons want lawmakers to require referendums for public-private partnerships. A coalition of black clergy, neighborhood associations and Tea Party groups says it plans to seek legislation this year. At a Monday news conference, organizers say residents should decide when public money goes toward private projects but didn't name a dollar amount triggering a vote. Atlanta Tea Party co-chair Debbie Dooley s...
  • Calhoun Expressway Removal Seen As Long-Range Plan

    Calhoun Expressway Removal Seen As Long-Range Plan

    Monday, August 4 2014 7:22 PM EDT2014-08-04 23:22:58 GMT
    Photo of the Calhoun Expressway in downtown AugustaPhoto of the Calhoun Expressway in downtown Augusta
    Augusta Commissioner Bill Lockett wants city engineers to review removing the raised portions of the Calhoun Expressway. Recent studies have said there are benefits, but city engineers see this idea as one that's a long way down the road. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Augusta Commissioner Bill Lockett wants city engineers to review removing the raised portions of the Calhoun Expressway. Recent studies have said there are benefits, but city engineers see this idea as one that's a long way down the road. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.

  • Augusta Commissioner Wants To Know Who Went Hollywood At "Get On Up" Premiere

    Augusta Commissioner Wants To Know Who Went Hollywood At "Get On Up" Premiere

    Monday, August 4 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-08-04 23:15:57 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Commissioner Marion WilliamsPhoto of Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams
    Two weeks ago, Augusta went Hollywood for the premier of "Get On Up: The James Brown Story", but one August Commissioner wants to check the guest list of who got invited to the red carpet.
    Two weeks ago, Augusta went Hollywood for the premier of "Get On Up: The James Brown Story", but one August Commissioner wants to check the guest list of who got invited to the red carpet.
  • Former USC Aiken Basketball Player Among Those Arrested For Armed Robbery

    Former USC Aiken Basketball Player Among Those Arrested For Armed Robbery

    Monday, August 4 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-04 21:29:24 GMT
    Mug shot of Santoine Calvin Butler and Jahmad Olajuwan Saleem (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Santoine Calvin Butler and Jahmad Olajuwan Saleem (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    A former USC Aiken basketball player is among 3 people arrested in connection to an armed robbery at an Augusta convenience store.
    A former USC Aiken basketball player is among 3 people arrested in connection to an armed robbery at an Augusta convenience store.
  • WJBF Exclusive: Man Accused Of Impersonating Police Talks About Incident

    WJBF Exclusive: Man Accused Of Impersonating Police Talks About Incident

    WJBF Exclusive: Man Accused Of Impersonating Police Talks About Incident

    Monday, August 4 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-08-04 21:25:37 GMT
    The Columbia County man who is accused of impersonating a police officer is telling his side of the story, exclusively on WJBF News Channel 6.
    The Columbia County man who is accused of impersonating a police officer is telling his side of the story, exclusively on WJBF News Channel 6.
  • Florida Rescue Group Saves Augusta Dogs

    Florida Rescue Group Saves Augusta Dogs

    Florida Rescue Group Saves Augusta Dogs

    Monday, August 4 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-08-04 19:08:21 GMT
    The Augusta Animal Shelter continues to work on the problem of overcrowding, but with no county veterinarian, the probability of a dog or cat being rescued is slim. That's where rescue groups come into play.The Poodle and Pooch Rescue brought 28 dogs back to Orlando. They have worked with volunteers in Augusta before, but this is the first time the group went out of state to get dogs. Even though the team had a succes...
    The Augusta Animal Shelter continues to work on the problem of overcrowding, but with no county veterinarian, the probability of a dog or cat being rescued is slim. That's where rescue groups come into play.The Poodle and Pooch Rescue brought 28 dogs back to Orlando. They have worked with volunteers in Augusta before, but this is the first time the group went out of state to get dogs. Even though the team had a succes...
  • Spirit Creek Road Residence Hit By Multiple Bullets

    Spirit Creek Road Residence Hit By Multiple Bullets

    Monday, August 4 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-08-04 14:46:28 GMT
    Shooting Investigation graphicShooting Investigation graphic
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a late Sunday night shooting on Spirit Creek Road.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a late Sunday night shooting on Spirit Creek Road.
  • Richmond County Deputies Investigating Early Morning Shooting

    UPDATED ON 6: Woman Injured During Shooting On Martin Luther King Boulevard

    UPDATED ON 6: Woman Injured During Shooting On Martin Luther King Boulevard

    Monday, August 4 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-08-04 14:34:45 GMT
    Shooting Investigation graphicShooting Investigation graphic
    A woman was sent to the hospital Monday morning after being shot on Martin Luther King Boulevard at Olive Road in Augusta.
    A woman was sent to the hospital Monday morning after being shot on Martin Luther King Boulevard at Olive Road in Augusta.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Monday, August 4 2014 7:15 AM EDT2014-08-04 11:15:41 GMT
    6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day
  • CSRA Morning News Update: Augusta 4, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: Augusta 4, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: Augusta 4, 2014

    Monday, August 4 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-08-04 11:01:00 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Be Aware of Georgia's new "Slow Poke" law

    Be Aware of Georgia's new "Slow Poke" law

    Sunday, August 3 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-08-04 02:42:12 GMT
    State Trooper Chris Niehus pulls someone over on I-20.State Trooper Chris Niehus pulls someone over on I-20.

    Georgia's new "Slow Poke" law is catching some drivers off guard. The law targets drivers, holding up traffic, in the left hand lane. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with State Troopers, to see how they plan to enforce the new law.

    Georgia's new "Slow Poke" law is catching some drivers off guard. The law targets drivers, holding up traffic, in the left hand lane. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with State Troopers, to see how they plan to enforce the new law.

  • Augusta Commission to Discuss Future of Calhoun Expressway

    Augusta Commission to Discuss Future of Calhoun Expressway

    Augusta Commission to Discuss Future of Calhoun Expressway

    Sunday, August 3 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-08-03 22:39:19 GMT
    Revitalization of Augusta is an item that's remained on the to-do list for the Augusta commission for a long time. This week, commissioners will talk about the possibility of removing Calhoun Expressway to help growth in the area.There have been multiple professional studies done on the expressway and its impact on the surrounding community. The commission agenda states that other cities have taken "similar action" to...
    Revitalization of Augusta is an item that's remained on the to-do list for the Augusta commission for a long time. This week, commissioners will talk about the possibility of removing Calhoun Expressway to help growth in the area.There have been multiple professional studies done on the expressway and its impact on the surrounding community. The commission agenda states that other cities have taken "similar action" to...
  • Men Making A Difference Recruit New Members

    Men Making A Difference Recruit New Members

    Sunday, August 3 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-08-03 17:47:26 GMT
    A soggy Saturday made for a good recruitment day at the Olmstead Holmes Social Room. The nonprofit organization, Men Making A Difference got together to cook breakfast and say a prayer to help Augusta’s youth. The volunteers and young adults cooked sausage and flipped pancakes before they all sat down to eat.Willie Battle, Chairman, Board of Directors at Men Making A Difference says, “Is to try and improve the quality of life of our youth. To let them know that there’s a better way of life. T...
    A soggy Saturday made for a good recruitment day at the Olmstead Holmes Social Room. The nonprofit organization, Men Making A Difference got together to cook breakfast and say a prayer to help Augusta’s youth. The volunteers and young adults cooked sausage and flipped pancakes before they all sat down to eat.Willie Battle, Chairman, Board of Directors at Men Making A Difference says, “Is to try and improve the quality of life of our youth. To let them know that there’s a better way of life. T...
  • GMA Sunday Headlines: August 3, 2014

    GMA Sunday Headlines: August 3, 2014

    Sunday, August 3 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-08-03 13:04:20 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Columbia County Man Charged For Impersonating Police

    Columbia County Man Charged For Impersonating Police

    Saturday, August 2 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-08-03 02:41:13 GMT
    A Columbia County man was arrested and charged with impersonating a police officer.
    A Columbia County man was arrested and charged with impersonating a police officer.
  • Toddler Dies After Mother Charged With Child Cruelty

    Toddler Dies After Mother Charged With Child Cruelty

    Saturday, August 2 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-08-03 01:34:59 GMT
    Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen has confirmed that 2-year-old Mason Smith died Saturday around 5:55 p.m.
    Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen has confirmed that 2-year-old Mason Smith died Saturday around 5:55 p.m.
  • Early Morning Shooting Reported In Columbia County

    Early Morning Shooting Reported In Columbia County

    Saturday, August 2 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-08-02 23:46:38 GMT
    Deputies responded to an early morning shooting in Columbia County that put one man in the hospital.
    Deputies responded to an early morning shooting in Columbia County that put one man in the hospital.
  • Augusta WatchDogs Group Calling For Audit Before City Raises Taxes

    Augusta WatchDogs Group Calling For Audit Before City Raises Taxes

    Saturday, August 2 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-08-02 19:56:25 GMT
    An Augusta community activist group is calling on everyone who has a problem with higher property taxes to show up at the three scheduled public hearings.
    An Augusta community activist group is calling on everyone who has a problem with higher property taxes to show up at the three scheduled public hearings.

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