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  • Low Cost Carrier PEOPLExpress Will Begin Flying Between Georgia and Virginia Today

    Low Cost Carrier PEOPLExpress Will Begin Flying Between Georgia and Virginia Today

    Low Cost Carrier PEOPLExpress Will Begin Flying Between Georgia and Virginia Today

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:39 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:39:21 GMT
    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials say they're welcoming a new low cost carrier that will provide service to Virginia.
    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials say they're welcoming a new low cost carrier that will provide service to Virginia.
  • Dr. Satish Rao Heads IBS Drug Linzess Study at Medical College of GA

    Dr. Satish Rao Heads IBS Drug Linzess Study at Medical College of GA

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:32:05 GMT
    Research is taking place now at the Medical College of GA into the effects of Linzess on the brain/gut connection that causes intense belly pain in IBS patients.
    Research is taking place now at the Medical College of GA into the effects of Linzess on the brain/gut connection that causes intense belly pain in IBS patients.
  • BREAKING ON 6: Two Workers Reportedly Injured During Industrial Accident In South Augusta

    BREAKING ON 6: Two Workers Reportedly Injured During Industrial Accident In South Augusta

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:30:26 GMT
    Breaking News graphicBreaking News graphic
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that two workers have been reportedly injured in an industrial accident in south Augusta.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that two workers have been reportedly injured in an industrial accident in south Augusta.
  • CSRA Teachers Receive 25% Off Classroom Supplies At Staples This Weekend

    CSRA Teachers Receive 25% Off Classroom Supplies At Staples This Weekend

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:25:02 GMT
    Back To School graphicBack To School graphic
    Most teachers spend more than $400 of their own money each year on supplies and materials for their classrooms. This weekend, from August 1st through August 3rd, CSRA teachers will receive 25% off classroom supplies.
    Most teachers spend more than $400 of their own money each year on supplies and materials for their classrooms. This weekend, from August 1st through August 3rd, CSRA teachers will receive 25% off classroom supplies.
  • Same-Sex Couples Denied Marriage Licenses; Petition Drive Begins

    Same-Sex Couples Denied Marriage Licenses; Petition Drive Begins

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:31 AM EDT2014-07-31 05:31:34 GMT
    Several same-sex couples tried to get marriage licenses in Greenville Wednesday but were denied because of the state’s ban on gay marriages.
    Several same-sex couples tried to get marriage licenses in Greenville Wednesday but were denied because of the state’s ban on gay marriages.
  • Simple Summer Entertaining

    Simple Summer Entertaining

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:14:42 GMT
    Here are some tips on simple summer gatherings that won't break the bank: Serving one simple, signature cocktail, instead of stocking a full bar, can help cut expenses.
    Here are some tips on simple summer gatherings that won't break the bank: Serving one simple, signature cocktail, instead of stocking a full bar, can help cut expenses.
  • Augusta Commission Approves Nearly $8 Million Tax Hike For 2014

    Augusta Commission Approves Nearly $8 Million Tax Hike For 2014

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:03:05 GMT
    Photo of Augusta millage rate totalsPhoto of Augusta millage rate totals
    Facing a fast approaching deadline, Augusta Commissioners agree to a 1.75 mill property tax hike that will allow the city to get out of a deep budget hole without hitting the reserve. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Facing a fast approaching deadline, Augusta Commissioners agree to a 1.75 mill property tax hike that will allow the city to get out of a deep budget hole without hitting the reserve. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • NTSB Releases Report In Plane Crash That Killed "The Vein Guys" Doctor, 4 Employees

    NTSB Releases Report In Plane Crash That Killed "The Vein Guys" Doctor, 4 Employees

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:31:02 GMT
    Photo of the scene of a deadly Thomson plane crash that happened February 20, 2013Photo of the scene of a deadly Thomson plane crash that happened February 20, 2013
    Federal investigators have issued a report on a plane crash that killed an Augusta-based vascular surgeon and four of his colleagues.
    Federal investigators have issued a report on a plane crash that killed an Augusta-based vascular surgeon and four of his colleagues.
  • Augusta Fire Chief Warns Of Dangers Of Internet "Fire Challenge"

    Augusta Fire Chief Warns Of Dangers Of Internet "Fire Challenge"

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:18:35 GMT
    Augusta Fire Department logo graphicAugusta Fire Department logo graphic
    Augusta Fire Chief Chris James is warning teens and parents about the dangers of the internet "Fire Challenge".
    Augusta Fire Chief Chris James is warning teens and parents about the dangers of the internet "Fire Challenge".
  • Copenhaver Addresses City Issues And How To Clean Up The City

    Copenhaver Addresses City Issues And How To Clean Up The City

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:03:02 GMT
    In this segment of The Means Report, Mayor Deke Copenhaver talks to Brad about issues currently being discussed when it comes to Augusta city government and also talks about issues relating to cleaning up the city of Augusta.
    In this segment of The Means Report, Mayor Deke Copenhaver talks to Brad about issues currently being discussed when it comes to Augusta city government and also talks about issues relating to cleaning up the city of Augusta.
  • SRS Selected For National Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

    SRS Selected For National Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:42:46 GMT
    DOE-SR Fleet Manager Chris Goodman (left) charges the Chevy Volt, the first electric vehicle at the Savannah River Site, while members of the SRNS and DOE-SR Fleet Management team (back row, from left) Tim Armstrong, Kevin Heath and Pete Ladomirak performDOE-SR Fleet Manager Chris Goodman (left) charges the Chevy Volt, the first electric vehicle at the Savannah River Site, while members of the SRNS and DOE-SR Fleet Management team (back row, from left) Tim Armstrong, Kevin Heath and Pete Ladomirak perform
    The first electric car and charging station at the Savannah River Site (SRS) have arrived as part of the National Electric Vehicle Pilot Program.
    The first electric car and charging station at the Savannah River Site (SRS) have arrived as part of the National Electric Vehicle Pilot Program.
  • Lane Closures Restrictions Announced For Georgia Sales Tax Holiday

    Lane Closures Restrictions Announced For Georgia Sales Tax Holiday

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:37:44 GMT
    Road Work graphicRoad Work graphic
    Shoppers will get a break from road construction in Georgia this weekend to go along with the state’s suspension of the sales tax for school supplies, clothing and computer equipment.
    Shoppers will get a break from road construction in Georgia this weekend to go along with the state’s suspension of the sales tax for school supplies, clothing and computer equipment.
  • Augusta Commissioners Will Meet Again Wednesday To Vote On Compromise Tax Increase

    Augusta Commissioners Will Meet Again Wednesday To Vote On Compromise Tax Increase

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:05:18 GMT
    Photo of Tuesday's Augusta Commission meetingPhoto of Tuesday's Augusta Commission meeting
    Monday, Augusta Commissioners rejected a two mill property tax increase to balance the budget. Wednesday, city leaders will get back to together to set the millage rate with a smaller tax increase compromise on the table. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Monday, Augusta Commissioners rejected a two mill property tax increase to balance the budget. Wednesday, city leaders will get back to together to set the millage rate with a smaller tax increase compromise on the table. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Study: 35 Percent in U.S. Facing Debt Collectors

    Study: 35 Percent in U.S. Facing Debt Collectors

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:23:50 GMT
    More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.
    More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.
  • Crayola to open family attraction in Orlando

    Crayola to open family attraction in Orlando

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:14:57 GMT
    Photo: CrayolaExperience.comPhoto: CrayolaExperience.com
    Crayon manufacturer Crayola is building a family attraction in Florida, similar to the one it operates in its home state of Pennsylvania, and more could be on the way around the country.
    Crayon manufacturer Crayola is building a family attraction in Florida, similar to the one it operates in its home state of Pennsylvania, and more could be on the way around the country.
  • Is SC Becoming More Secretive, Speeding Fines SC Work Zones

    SC Headlines: July 28, 2014

    SC Headlines: July 28, 2014

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:55 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:55:56 GMT
    Watchdog groups in South Carolina are worried that several recent state Supreme Court rulings and other actions are making the state more secretive, making it harder for you to follow your government.
    Watchdog groups in South Carolina are worried that several recent state Supreme Court rulings and other actions are making the state more secretive, making it harder for you to follow your government.
  • Augusta Commissioners Reject Tax Increase Proposal

    Augusta Commissioners Reject Tax Increase Proposal

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:07:17 GMT
    Photo of millage rate impacts on Augsuta taxpayersPhoto of millage rate impacts on Augsuta taxpayers
    Augusta city leaders pushing a two mill property tax hike get rejected by Commissioners who say no to new taxes. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola explains.
    Augusta city leaders pushing a two mill property tax hike get rejected by Commissioners who say no to new taxes. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola explains.
  • Seventh Street Eyesore Still Standing

    Seventh Street Eyesore Still Standing

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:52:15 GMT
    Photo of the old Feed and Seed Mill on 7th Street in AugustaPhoto of the old Feed and Seed Mill on 7th Street in Augusta
    It was suppose to be torn down back in January, but portions of an old Feed and Seed Mill are still standing and Augusta Commissioners are asking why.
    It was suppose to be torn down back in January, but portions of an old Feed and Seed Mill are still standing and Augusta Commissioners are asking why.
  • Congressman John Barrow Announces More than $6.7 Million In FEMA Grants Following Winter Storms

    Congressman John Barrow Announces More than $6.7 Million In FEMA Grants Following Winter Storms

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:43:17 GMT
    Photo of Congressman John BarrowPhoto of Congressman John Barrow
    Monday, U.S. Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) announced over $6.7 million coming from FEMA to reimburse CSRA counties for money spent to clean up after 2014's winter storms.
    Monday, U.S. Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) announced over $6.7 million coming from FEMA to reimburse CSRA counties for money spent to clean up after 2014's winter storms.
  • Recall Of Stone Fruits And Related Made-In-Store Products Sold In Georgia Due To Possible Health Risk

    Recall Of Stone Fruits And Related Made-In-Store Products Sold In Georgia Due To Possible Health Risk

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:38:41 GMT
    Recall graphicRecall graphic
    Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits and some in-store made products containing recalled fruits due to a possible health risk.
    Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits and some in-store made products containing recalled fruits due to a possible health risk.
  • Product to shield swimmers from sharks

    Product to shield swimmers from sharks

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:59:12 GMT
    Shark ShieldShark Shield
    A product to help keep sharks at away while you're in the water is now being sold in Florida.An Australian-based company is bringing the device, called a Shark Shield, to the Tampa Bay areaBefore now, it wasn't sold in the United States.It's worn around the ankle the antenna trails behind you in the water. Inside the antenna are two electrodes that create an underwater electric field.So when a shark comes close to someone wearing the shark shield -- the devices causes spasms and keeps the sha...
    A product to help keep sharks at away while you're in the water is now being sold in Florida.An Australian-based company is bringing the device, called a Shark Shield, to the Tampa Bay areaBefore now, it wasn't sold in the United States.It's worn around the ankle the antenna trails behind you in the water. Inside the antenna are two electrodes that create an underwater electric field.So when a shark comes close to someone wearing the shark shield -- the devices causes spasms and keeps the sha...
  • Augusta Commission To Vote On Tax Increase Monday

    Augusta Commission To Vote On Tax Increase Monday

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:34:23 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
    Augusta Commissioners will vote to set the millage rate on Monday. On the table is a two mil property tax hike that would raise the tax bill on the average house in Augusta by about $70.
    Augusta Commissioners will vote to set the millage rate on Monday. On the table is a two mil property tax hike that would raise the tax bill on the average house in Augusta by about $70.

  • Win My Ride! Winner Announced

    Win My Ride! Winner Announced

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:20:43 GMT
    Photo of WJBF's Win My Ride! contest, Annie HarringtonPhoto of WJBF's Win My Ride! contest, Annie Harrington
    For the past several weeks, we have been naming finalists who have the chance to win a new vehicle from WJBF New Channel 6. Friday evening, that winner was announced.
    For the past several weeks, we have been naming finalists who have the chance to win a new vehicle from WJBF New Channel 6. Friday evening, that winner was announced.
  • Verdict On Project Jackson Lawsuit May Have To Wait

    Verdict On Project Jackson Lawsuit May Have To Wait

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:32:00 GMT
    Artist's rendering of the proposed Project Jackson developmentArtist's rendering of the proposed Project Jackson development
    It looks like a verdict on the Project Jackson case won't come until the end of August.
    It looks like a verdict on the Project Jackson case won't come until the end of August.
  • "Stuff The Bus" School Supply Drive To Be Held Friday

    "Stuff The Bus" School Supply Drive To Be Held Friday

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:07:33 GMT
    Photo of a "Stuff the Bus" posterPhoto of a "Stuff the Bus" poster
    The "Stuff the Bus" school supply drive will be held Friday morning in Augusta.
    The "Stuff the Bus" school supply drive will be held Friday morning in Augusta.
  • SC Police Could Start Ticketing Uber Drivers

    SC Police Could Start Ticketing Uber Drivers

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:21:04 GMT
    Police in South Carolina might start writing tickets for drivers for the smartphone app Uber, saying its drivers don’t follow city codes for paid drivers.
    Police in South Carolina might start writing tickets for drivers for the smartphone app Uber, saying its drivers don’t follow city codes for paid drivers.
  • LeBron's Sweet Apology

    LeBron's Sweet Apology

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:16:39 GMT
    LeBron James is offering a dozen delivered cupcakes to all of his neighbors. Half of the proceeds from the LeBron themed Baker Blvd. Decadent Desserts benefit the LeBron James Family Foundation.
    LeBron James is offering a dozen delivered cupcakes to all of his neighbors. Half of the proceeds from the LeBron themed Baker Blvd. Decadent Desserts benefit the LeBron James Family Foundation.
  • Another Liquor License Fee Increase In Augusta Could Be On The Way

    Another Liquor License Fee Increase In Augusta Could Be On The Way

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:44:16 GMT
    Photo of liquor bottles in a liquor store ion Broad Street in downtown AugustaPhoto of liquor bottles in a liquor store ion Broad Street in downtown Augusta
    Augusta is looking for new revenue, and officials are looking at taking another hit on those who sell alcohol by raising license fees for bars, restaurants and stores.
    Augusta is looking for new revenue, and officials are looking at taking another hit on those who sell alcohol by raising license fees for bars, restaurants and stores.

  • Elks Lodge 205 sponsoring safety awareness program

    Bike Safety Day Saturday, July 26th

    Bike Safety Day Saturday, July 26th

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:38:58 GMT
    Elks Lodge 205 is sponsoring Bike Safety Day on Saturday, July 26th at the Elks Lodge, 205 Elkdom Court from 10am until Noon.
    Elks Lodge 205 is sponsoring Bike Safety Day on Saturday, July 26th at the Elks Lodge, 205 Elkdom Court from 10am until Noon.
  • Greenworks to hold free composting classes

    Greenworks to hold free composting classes

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:58:30 GMT
    Dumpster Depot is offering a free Greenworks Composting Class on July 29th at the USCA Convocation Center.
    Dumpster Depot is offering a free Greenworks Composting Class on July 29th at the USCA Convocation Center.
  • DSS Will Ask to Hire 202 More People to Handle Caseload

    DSS Will Ask to Hire 202 More People to Handle Caseload

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:04:37 GMT
    South Carolina DSS will ask lawmakers next year for the budget to hire 202 more people, 109 of which would be caseworkers to lessen the burden on those with heavy caseloads now.
    South Carolina DSS will ask lawmakers next year for the budget to hire 202 more people, 109 of which would be caseworkers to lessen the burden on those with heavy caseloads now.
  • Augusta Canal National Heritage Area Receives 2014 Park Stewards Grant

    Augusta Canal National Heritage Area Receives 2014 Park Stewards Grant

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:32:14 GMT
    Augusta Canal National Heritage Area receives 2014 Park Stewards Grant
    Augusta Canal National Heritage Area receives 2014 Park Stewards Grant
  • FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

    FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:03:34 GMT
    The Federal Aviation Administration is telling U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel after a Hamas rocket exploded nearby.
    The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby. The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on...
  • Teachers Receive School Supplies From Kroger

    Teachers Receive School Supplies From Kroger

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:22:48 GMT
    Photo of teachers receiving school supplies from Kroger at Westside High SchoolPhoto of teachers receiving school supplies from Kroger at Westside High School
    Several CSRA teachers received school supplies courtesy of Kroger's Atlanta Division on Tuesday.
    Several CSRA teachers received school supplies courtesy of Kroger's Atlanta Division on Tuesday.
  • Fruit Recall Affects Costco, Trader Joe's, And Walmart Stores

    Fruit Recall Affects Costco, Trader Joe's, And Walmart Stores

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:52:43 GMT
    Recall graphicRecall graphic
    A California company is recalling fruit packed at its warehouses due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall affects fruit sold at several national chain stores.
    A California company is recalling fruit packed at its warehouses due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall affects fruit sold at several national chain stores.
  • Second Cyber Command Defense Contractor To Open Location In Richmond County

    Second Cyber Command Defense Contractor To Open Location In Richmond County

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:28:02 GMT
    Sabre Systems logo imageSabre Systems logo image
    Tuesday, the Augusta Economic Development Authority announced another defense contractor is locating in Augusta-Richmond County, which will work with the U.S. Army Cyber Command at Fort Gordon.
    Tuesday, the Augusta Economic Development Authority announced another defense contractor is locating in Augusta-Richmond County, which will work with the U.S. Army Cyber Command at Fort Gordon.
  • First South Carolina Bridge Built Using New Money Source Opens

    First South Carolina Bridge Built Using New Money Source Opens

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:54:02 GMT
    Photo of a bridge on Jumping Branch Road, near Blacksburg, South CarolinaPhoto of a bridge on Jumping Branch Road, near Blacksburg, South Carolina
    The first bridge in South Carolina built using a new source of money is open to traffic, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. WJBF News Channel 6's South Carolina Capitol reporter, Robert Kittle, explains.
    The first bridge in South Carolina built using a new source of money is open to traffic, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. WJBF News Channel 6's South Carolina Capitol reporter, Robert Kittle, explains.
  • Funds Will Assist In The Ongoing Fight Against Domestic Violence In The CSRA

    SafeHomes’ Capital Campaign Receives $25,000 Donation From Georgia Power

    SafeHomes’ Capital Campaign Receives $25,000 Donation From Georgia Power

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:36:56 GMT
    SafeHomes of Augusta logo graphicSafeHomes of Augusta logo graphic
    Georgia Power will present a $25,000 check to SafeHomes', Inc. on Wednesday to help in the construction of SafeHomes' new emergency shelter.
    Georgia Power will present a $25,000 check to SafeHomes', Inc. on Wednesday to help in the construction of SafeHomes' new emergency shelter.
  • WJBF EXTRA: Local Entrepreneur Rolls Out Welcome Mat to Newcomers

    WJBF EXTRA: Local Entrepreneur Rolls Out Welcome Mat to Newcomers

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:03:53 GMT
    Photo of Chad TrollingerPhoto of Chad Trollinger
    Mary Morrison introduces us to a CSRA entrepreneur who rolls out the welcome mat for newcomers in a WJBF EXTRA report.
    Mary Morrison introduces us to a CSRA entrepreneur who rolls out the welcome mat for newcomers in a WJBF EXTRA report.
  • Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service

    Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:21:51 GMT
    Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service for Kindle devices that will allow users unlimited access to thousands of books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month.
    Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users.
  • Joint effort by Augusta Warrior Project and Fort Gordon connects veterans with services

    Ribbon--Cutting for AWP Transition Success Center

    Ribbon--Cutting for AWP Transition Success Center

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:05:04 GMT
    A ribbon cutting Monday morning marked the opening of the Transition Success Center. The facility is a joint effort by the Augusta Warrior Project and Fort Gordon.
    A ribbon cutting Monday morning marked the opening of the Transition Success Center. The facility is a joint effort by the Augusta Warrior Project and Fort Gordon.
  • Sheriff Sends Letter To Augusta Leaders Proposing 1.4 Million Dollars In Raises For Deputies

    Sheriff Sends Letter To Augusta Leaders Proposing 1.4 Million Dollars In Raises For Deputies

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:13:59 GMT
    Richmond County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) New LogoRichmond County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) New Logo
    Commissioners are looking at a tax hike to give employees a $1,000 pay hike. Sheriff Richard Roundtree says it's a start, but doesn't go far enough. WJBF News channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Commissioners are looking at a tax hike to give employees a $1,000 pay hike. Sheriff Richard Roundtree says it's a start, but doesn't go far enough. WJBF News channel 6's George Eskola has the story.

  • Vendors at Augusta Southern Nationals Make Up for Lost Time

    Vendors at Augusta Southern Nationals Make Up for Lost Time

    Vendors at Augusta Southern Nationals Make Up for Lost Time

    Sunday, July 20 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-07-20 21:27:38 GMT
    Even with the rainy weather, the money still came in this weekend at the 28th Annual Augusta Southern Nationals. Many vendors are trying to recover their losses from last year’s canceled show. Event directors estimated around 25,000 people this weekend, and those numbers are coming in strong. This is one of the largest events held in Augusta and is a big money maker for the city. Some vendors took new measures this we...
    Even with the rainy weather, the money still came in this weekend at the 28th Annual Augusta Southern Nationals. Many vendors are trying to recover their losses from last year’s canceled show. Event directors estimated around 25,000 people this weekend, and those numbers are coming in strong. This is one of the largest events held in Augusta and is a big money maker for the city. Some vendors took new measures this we...
  • 1 On 1: Back to School Drive for Boys and Clubs Club

    1 On 1: Back to School Drive for Boys and Clubs Club

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:51:19 GMT
    School Bus graphicSchool Bus graphic
    The University of Phoenix Augusta campus is holding a back to school drive to benefit the Boys and Guys Club of the CSRA. 
    The University of Phoenix Augusta campus is holding a back to school drive to benefit the Boys and Guys Club of the CSRA. 

  • First Weekend Without City Police Department

    First Weekend Without City Police Department

    First Weekend Without City Police Department

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:28:15 GMT
    Business owners in Washington, Georgia are spending their first weekend without the city police department on the clock.After heated discussions and a full-blown protest, officers were forced to shut down in 24 hours after the city council voted to disband the department Thursday night. The reality of the council's decision to close the department officially began Saturday.It was a dreary day in more ways than one, as...
    Business owners in Washington, Georgia are spending their first weekend without the city police department on the clock.After heated discussions and a full-blown protest, officers were forced to shut down in 24 hours after the city council voted to disband the department Thursday night. The reality of the council's decision to close the department officially began Saturday.It was a dreary day in more ways than one, as...
  • US stocks move higher as companies post results

    US stocks move higher as companies post results

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:04:47 GMT
    U.S. stocks are moving higher after Google, Honeywell and other big companies report their quarterly results.
    U.S. stocks are moving higher after Google, Honeywell and other big companies report their quarterly results.
  • A health risk for women who have taken birth control pills

    A health risk for women who have taken birth control pills

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:49:53 GMT
    Combining energy drinks and alcohol may increase the desire to keep drinking. A study out of Australia followed 75 young adults. The ones who mixed alcohol with an energy drink wanted to drink more than those who had only alcohol. The researchers warn--the combination of energy drinks and alcohol could lead to more drunk driving and alcohol fueled violence. SOURCE - The Australian National University/MedDay/CBS Birth control Women who take hormonal birth control could be at greater risk of de...
    Combining energy drinks and alcohol may increase the desire to keep drinking. A study out of Australia followed 75 young adults. The ones who mixed alcohol with an energy drink wanted to drink more than those who had only alcohol. The researchers warn--the combination of energy drinks and alcohol could lead to more drunk driving and alcohol fueled violence. SOURCE - The Australian National University/MedDay/CBS Birth control Women who take hormonal birth control could be at greater risk of de...
  • Nationally-recognized Myrtle Beach attraction shows off 17 years of growth

    Nationally-recognized Myrtle Beach attraction shows off 17 years of growth

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:22:59 GMT
    Staff encourages visitors to touch certain exhibits at Ripley's Aquarium.Staff encourages visitors to touch certain exhibits at Ripley's Aquarium.
    Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach gained national exposure in July as it was ranked 5th in the top 12 aquariums in the nation in Destinations Travel Magazine.
    Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach gained national exposure in July as it was ranked 5th in the top 12 aquariums in the nation in Destinations Travel Magazine.
  • Groundbreaking Research In Augusta Could Change Lives Across The Country

    Groundbreaking Research In Augusta Could Change Lives Across The Country

    Monday, July 14 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-14 19:14:20 GMT
    It was devastating for parents with children suffering from epilepsy when news broke that Georgia lawmakers failed to a pass a bill this year that would allow clinical trials with cannabis oil. This week, though, Governor Nathan Deal met with a British drug manufacturer to talk about the possibility of trials with a marijuana-based drug. The drug would help treat children with seizures, and would be conducted at Children's Hospital of Georgia.
    It was devastating for parents with children suffering from epilepsy when news broke that Georgia lawmakers failed to a pass a bill this year that would allow clinical trials with cannabis oil. This week, though, Governor Nathan Deal met with a British drug manufacturer to talk about the possibility of trials with a marijuana-based drug. The drug would help treat children with seizures, and would be conducted at Children's Hospital of Georgia.
  • Breaking Down Current Economic Trends

    Breaking Down Current Economic Trends

    Monday, July 14 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-14 19:14:20 GMT
    We always try to look at the different factors good and bad affecting the economy.
    We always try to look at the different factors good and bad affecting the economy.
  • Despite New Law Allowing It, SC Families Can’t Get Cannabis Oil

    Despite New Law Allowing It, SC Families Can’t Get Cannabis Oil

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-07-12 02:05:05 GMT
    Marijuana Leaf Drugs graphicMarijuana Leaf Drugs graphic
    A new South Carolina law allows the possession of cannabis oil, with a doctor’s prescription, for the treatment of epilepsy. But there’s a big problem: no one can get it.
    A new South Carolina law allows the possession of cannabis oil, with a doctor’s prescription, for the treatment of epilepsy. But there’s a big problem: no one can get it.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Acting VA Secretary Visits Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center

    UPDATED ON 6: Acting VA Secretary Visits Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:17:02 GMT
    Photo of acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson speaking at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta on ThursdayPhoto of acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson speaking at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta on Thursday
    The acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) visited the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta Thursday.
    The acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) visited the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta Thursday.
  • Outlet Mall Of Georgia At Augusta Breaks Ground In December

    Outlet Mall Of Georgia At Augusta To Break Ground In December

    Outlet Mall Of Georgia At Augusta To Break Ground In December

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-07-10 03:41:37 GMT
    IMage of the proposed Outlet Mall of Georgia at AugustaIMage of the proposed Outlet Mall of Georgia at Augusta
    Ben Carter Enterprises announces it will break ground on the Outlet Mall of Georgia at Augusta in December.
    Ben Carter Enterprises announces it will break ground on the Outlet Mall of Georgia at Augusta in December.
  • MAGIC Camp for Girls

    MAGIC Camp for Girls

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-07-10 02:38:07 GMT
    MAGIC is an organization that holds week-long summer camps across Georgia for high school girls to get a taste of careers in fields like electrical engineering and construction.
    MAGIC is an organization that holds week-long summer camps across Georgia for high school girls to get a taste of careers in fields like electrical engineering and construction.
  • SRS Completes Annual Destructive Examinations to Verify Safe Storage of Nuclear Materials

    SRS Completes Annual Destructive Examinations to Verify Safe Storage of Nuclear Materials

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-07-09 20:08:00 GMT
    Photo of an examination of a container of nuclear materials at the Savannah River Site (Credit: U.S. Department of Energy and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions)Photo of an examination of a container of nuclear materials at the Savannah River Site (Credit: U.S. Department of Energy and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions)
    Savannah River Site (SRS) recently completed an annual process in K Area that validates the Site’s ongoing commitment to maintaining the safety and security of the nuclear materials that are stored there.
    Savannah River Site (SRS) recently completed an annual process in K Area that validates the Site’s ongoing commitment to maintaining the safety and security of the nuclear materials that are stored there.
  • Don't use spray sunscreen on kids, says consumer group

    Don't use spray sunscreen on kids, says consumer group

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:05:40 GMT
    Consumer Reports is advising that spray sunscreens not be used on or near children until an FDA study is completed. The FDA announced in June that it was investigating the possible risks of spray sunscreen, according to Consumer Reports.
    Consumer Reports is advising that spray sunscreens not be used on or near children until an FDA study is completed. The FDA announced in June that it was investigating the possible risks of spray sunscreen, according to Consumer Reports.
  • Aiken Technical College Launches Two Fully Online Associate Degree Programs

    Aiken Technical College Launches Two Fully Online Associate Degree Programs

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:00:23 GMT
    Aiken Technical College ATC Logo graphicAiken Technical College ATC Logo graphic
    Aiken Technical College will launch its first two fully online degree programs this fall, making it possible and convenient for students near and far to earn an associate’s degree entirely online, without having to attend classes in-person.
    Aiken Technical College will launch its first two fully online degree programs this fall, making it possible and convenient for students near and far to earn an associate’s degree entirely online, without having to attend classes in-person.
  • VIDEO: Captain Buys Pizza for Passengers on Delayed Flight

    VIDEO: Captain Buys Pizza for Passengers on Delayed Flight

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-07-09 18:27:29 GMT
    Recently a Frontier Airlines pilot went out of his way after an already delayed flight ended up diverted due to weather.
    Recently a Frontier Airlines pilot went out of his way after an already delayed flight ended up diverted due to weather.
  • Augusta Fire Chief Sounds The Alarm For $1 Million For Emergency Sirens

    Augusta Fire Chief Sounds The Alarm For $1 Million For Emergency Sirens

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-07-08 23:14:22 GMT
    Photo of an emergency sirenPhoto of an emergency siren
    Augusta Fire Chief Chris James is proposing installing 50 to 60 emergency sirens across Augusta with the hope FEMA would cover 85 percent of the more than $1 million cost. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Augusta Fire Chief Chris James is proposing installing 50 to 60 emergency sirens across Augusta with the hope FEMA would cover 85 percent of the more than $1 million cost. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Augusta Disparity Study In Disarray

    Augusta Disparity Study In Disarray

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-08 23:03:46 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Commissioner Alvin MasonPhoto of Augusta Commissioner Alvin Mason
    A lack of progress and personality clashes cause Augusta Commission anger and frustration over how to proceed with a disparity study.
    A lack of progress and personality clashes cause Augusta Commission anger and frustration over how to proceed with a disparity study.
  • UPDATED ON 6: All Lanes Of Bobby Jones Expressway Re-Opened After Brush Fire Contained

    UPDATED ON 6: All Lanes Of Bobby Jones Expressway Re-Opened After Brush Fire Contained

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-08 21:43:40 GMT
    Photo of the scene of a brush fire on Bobby Jones ExpresswayPhoto of the scene of a brush fire on Bobby Jones Expressway
    We have learned that all lanes of Bobby Jones Expressway (I-520) have now been re-opened, after they were closed Tuesday afternoon due to a brush fire.
    We have learned that all lanes of Bobby Jones Expressway (I-520) have now been re-opened, after they were closed Tuesday afternoon due to a brush fire.
  • Stuck roller coaster riders rescued at Busch Gardens

    Stuck roller coaster riders rescued at Busch Gardens

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-07-08 19:48:12 GMT
    Busch Gardens park staff believe the safety system on the Cheetah Hunt roller coaster caused it to come to a stop
    Busch Gardens park staff believe the safety system on the Cheetah Hunt roller coaster caused it to come to a stop
  • Inspections continue on Busch Gardens' Cheetah Hunt roller coaster

    Inspections continue on Busch Gardens' Cheetah Hunt roller coaster

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-07-08 19:47:56 GMT
    16 people were stranded on the Cheetah Hunt roller coaster at Busch Gardens Wednesday. TFR photo16 people were stranded on the Cheetah Hunt roller coaster at Busch Gardens Wednesday. TFR photo
    Amusement ride experts at Busch Gardens are still looking for the cause of Wednesday's incident that stranded more than a dozen people 60 feet in the air in a pouring rain storm.
    Amusement ride experts at Busch Gardens are still looking for the cause of Wednesday's incident that stranded more than a dozen people 60 feet in the air in a pouring rain storm.
  • New Busch coaster's first riders are dummies

    New Busch coaster's first riders are dummies

    The first full test-runs of Tampa Bay's newest roller coaster started this week. Now, engineers at Busch Gardens are sending water-filled dummies around the track of the Cheetah Hunt coaster before humans ride it for...
    The first full test-runs of Tampa Bay's newest roller coaster started this week. Now, engineers at Busch Gardens are sending water-filled dummies around the track of the Cheetah Hunt coaster before humans ride it for the...
  • Busch Gardens Tampa delays opening of Falcon's Fury thrill ride

    Busch Gardens Tampa delays opening of Falcon's Fury thrill ride

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-07-08 19:47:42 GMT
    Rendering courtesy Busch GardensRendering courtesy Busch Gardens
    Busch Gardens Tampa says the opening of their newest thrill ride Falcon's Fury will be delayed.
    Busch Gardens Tampa says the opening of their newest thrill ride Falcon's Fury will be delayed.
  • SCAM ALERT: South Carolina Attorney General Warns Residents About E-Mail Scam

    SCAM ALERT: South Carolina Attorney General Warns Residents About E-Mail Scam

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-07-08 18:02:20 GMT
    Scam Alert graphicScam Alert graphic
    South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is warning residents about an e-mail scam that has been reported by residents of seven states.
    South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is warning residents about an e-mail scam that has been reported by residents of seven states.
  • $1 Million Powerball Prize Shared By 14 Beech Island Kimberly-Clark Workers

    $1 Million Powerball Prize Shared By 14 Beech Island Kimberly-Clark Workers

    $1 Million Powerball Prize Shared By 14 Beech Island Kimberly-Clark Workers

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-08 17:26:55 GMT
    Photo of David Adams (Credit: South Carolina Education Lottery)Photo of David Adams (Credit: South Carolina Education Lottery)
    A group of 14 co-workers from the Kimberly-Clark plant in Beech Island are splitting a $1 million Powerball® prize won in last Wednesday night’s drawing.
    A group of 14 co-workers from the Kimberly-Clark plant in Beech Island are splitting a $1 million Powerball® prize won in last Wednesday night’s drawing.
  • New Harry Potter attraction opens at Universal Orlando

    New Harry Potter attraction opens at Universal Orlando

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-07-08 16:46:42 GMT
    Harry Potter fans enter Diagon' Alley Tuesday. WESH TV photoHarry Potter fans enter Diagon' Alley Tuesday. WESH TV photo
    Fans waited in line at Universal Orlando Resort for Tuesday's opening of the new attraction, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley.
    Fans waited in line at Universal Orlando Resort for Tuesday's opening of the new attraction, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley.
  • Riders stranded for hours on California coaster

    Riders stranded for hours on California coaster

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-07-08 16:09:29 GMT
    A roller coaster hit a tree branch at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park. CNN imageA roller coaster hit a tree branch at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park. CNN image

    A roller coaster hit a tree branch at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park, dislodging the front car, leaving four people slightly injured and keeping nearly two dozen summer fun-seekers hanging 20 to 30 feet in the air for hours as day turned to night.

    A roller coaster hit a tree branch at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park, dislodging the front car, leaving four people slightly injured and keeping nearly two dozen summer fun-seekers hanging 20 to 30 feet in the air for hours as day turned to night.

  • Dangers of leaving pets in hot cars

    Dangers of leaving pets in hot cars

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 7:25 AM EDT2014-07-08 11:25:43 GMT
    On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise rapidly to dangerous levels. On an 85-degree day, for example, the temperature inside a car with the windows opened slightly can reach 102 degrees within 10 minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature will reach 120 degrees. Your pet may suffer irreversible organ damage or die. Make sure your pets have enough shade and water on hot days. Animals experts with the Humane Society explain, "Animals pant to evaporate moisture from their lungs, ...
    On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise rapidly to dangerous levels. On an 85-degree day, for example, the temperature inside a car with the windows opened slightly can reach 102 degrees within 10 minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature will reach 120 degrees. Your pet may suffer irreversible organ damage or die. Make sure your pets have enough shade and water on hot days. Animals experts with the Humane Society explain, "Animals pant to evaporate moisture from their lungs, ...
  • Commission Doesn't Act On Vacant Lot Trash Fee, Clock Ticks to Seeing It On Tax Bills

    Commission Doesn't Act On Vacant Lot Trash Fee, Clock Ticks to Seeing It On Tax Bills

    Monday, July 7 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-07-07 23:02:34 GMT
    Photo of a vacant lt in Richmond CountyPhoto of a vacant lt in Richmond County
    A mandatory $155 garbage fee for owners of vacant lots created a lot of backlash. The proposal is to make it optional, but a lack of Augusta Commission action could see the fee on this year's tax bill despite the outcry. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    A mandatory $155 garbage fee for owners of vacant lots created a lot of backlash. The proposal is to make it optional, but a lack of Augusta Commission action could see the fee on this year's tax bill despite the outcry. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • MC Hammer films new cooking show at Conway restaurant

    MC Hammer films new cooking show at Conway restaurant

    Monday, July 7 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-07 20:31:11 GMT
     Freshwater Fish Company in Conway  will be featured in July on the Food Network in a new television show called Holy & Hungry, which is hosted by MC Hammer.The show is about ordained ministers/pastors who also own and operate restaurants.
     Freshwater Fish Company in Conway  will be featured in July on the Food Network in a new television show called Holy & Hungry, which is hosted by MC Hammer.The show is about ordained ministers/pastors who also own and operate restaurants.
  • 1 On 1: Keeping Your Car Road Ready

    1 On 1: Keeping Your Car Road Ready

    Saturday, July 5 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-07-05 13:55:36 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory talks with Chris Messer with Firestone Complete Auto Care about the steps we can all take to make sure your car is ready for the road.
    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory talks with Chris Messer with Firestone Complete Auto Care about the steps we can all take to make sure your car is ready for the road.
  • Three Words Cost Augusta $65,000

    Three Words Cost Augusta $65,000

    Thursday, July 3 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-07-03 23:01:10 GMT
    Photo of words "at the courthouse" in Augusta's city charterPhoto of words "at the courthouse" in Augusta's city charter
    Augusta Commissioners approved $65,000 alterations to the second floor of the Augusta Municipal Building to accommodate the courts, but Commissioners could have gotten out of the expense if they had voted to remove three words from the City Charter. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola explains.
    Augusta Commissioners approved $65,000 alterations to the second floor of the Augusta Municipal Building to accommodate the courts, but Commissioners could have gotten out of the expense if they had voted to remove three words from the City Charter. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola explains.
  • Clean Up From Columbia County Gasoline Leak Continuing

    Clean Up From Columbia County Gasoline Leak Continuing

    Thursday, July 3 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-07-03 20:13:37 GMT
    Photo of work crews working to clean up the soil soaked from a Monday gasoline tanker leak in EvansPhoto of work crews working to clean up the soil soaked from a Monday gasoline tanker leak in Evans
    Clean up is continuing after a gasoline leak in Evans as crews are working on the remediation of more than 1,000 tons of soil that was soaked with the gasoline earlier this week.
    Clean up is continuing after a gasoline leak in Evans as crews are working on the remediation of more than 1,000 tons of soil that was soaked with the gasoline earlier this week.
  • Walmart Hiring for Approximately 300 Jobs For New North Augusta Store

    Walmart Hiring for Approximately 300 Jobs For New North Augusta Store

    Thursday, July 3 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-07-03 20:04:22 GMT
    Walmart logo graphicWalmart logo graphic
    Walmart will hire approximately 300 associates to work at the new Walmart slated to open this fall in North Augusta.
    Walmart will hire approximately 300 associates to work at the new Walmart slated to open this fall in North Augusta.
  • Use Extra Caution When Traveling This July 4th Weekend

    Use Extra Caution When Traveling This July 4th Weekend

    Thursday, July 3 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-07-03 17:51:06 GMT
    Photo of cars on a highwayPhoto of cars on a highway
    Not even a hurricane will stop some folks from hitting the road this long July 4th holiday weekend. WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise explains some safe driving tips.
    Not even a hurricane will stop some folks from hitting the road this long July 4th holiday weekend. WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise explains some safe driving tips.
  • Warrenville $1 Million Powerball Winner To Kick Off 4th Of July Holiday

    Warrenville $1 Million Powerball Winner To Kick Off 4th Of July Holiday

    Thursday, July 3 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-03 15:42:08 GMT
    Powerball logo graphicPowerball logo graphic
    A Powerball® ticket worth $1 million was purchased from the 3 Way Food Mart 6 at 2260 Pine Log Road in Warrenville for Wednesday night’s drawing.
    A Powerball® ticket worth $1 million was purchased from the 3 Way Food Mart 6 at 2260 Pine Log Road in Warrenville for Wednesday night’s drawing.
  • More Pets Go Missing July 4th, Numbers Show

    More Pets Go Missing July 4th, Numbers Show

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-07-02 22:57:45 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory explains why more pets go missing on July 4th than any other day of the year.
    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory explains why more pets go missing on July 4th than any other day of the year.
  • South Carolina Highway Patrol Begins Increased July 4th Enforcement With Target Zero Focus

    South Carolina Highway Patrol Begins Increased July 4th Enforcement With Target Zero Focus

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-07-02 21:45:18 GMT
    South Carolina Highway Patrol Logo graphicSouth Carolina Highway Patrol Logo graphic
    The South Carolina Department of Public Safety urges motorists to plan early and leave plenty of time for travel since the number of motorists traveling this holiday is predicted to be up.
    The South Carolina Department of Public Safety urges motorists to plan early and leave plenty of time for travel since the number of motorists traveling this holiday is predicted to be up.
  • Georgia To Delay Action On Welfare Drug Testing

    Georgia To Delay Action On Welfare Drug Testing

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-07-02 20:26:49 GMT
    Drug Testing For Welfare imageDrug Testing For Welfare image
    Georgia officials say they will delay enforcement of a new law that allows drug testing of welfare recipients.
    Georgia officials say they will delay enforcement of a new law that allows drug testing of welfare recipients.
  • Giving Your Best: Annettea Mills

    Giving Your Best: Annettea Mills

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 12:40 AM EDT2014-07-02 04:40:33 GMT
    Annettea Mills is the Giving Your Best winner for May 2014.
    Annettea Mills is the Giving Your Best winner for May 2014.
  • Augusta Municipal Building Changes Will Cost In Excess Of $500,000

    Augusta Municipal Building Changes Will Cost In Excess Of $500,000

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-07-01 22:50:55 GMT
    Photo of the outside of the Augusta Municipal BuildingPhoto of the outside of the Augusta Municipal Building
    Augusta Commissioners approved changes to the troubled Augusta Municipal Building facelift, reinstating construction and changing floor plans for the Clerk and the courts at a cost of $500,000. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Augusta Commissioners approved changes to the troubled Augusta Municipal Building facelift, reinstating construction and changing floor plans for the Clerk and the courts at a cost of $500,000. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • "The Patch" Golf Course Now Under New Management

    "The Patch" Golf Course Now Under New Management

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-01 22:26:09 GMT
    Photo of the clubhouse at the Augusta Municipal GOLF Course, also known as "The Patch"Photo of the clubhouse at the Augusta Municipal GOLF Course, also known as "The Patch"
    After nearly two years adrift, a new management company is on the job at the Augusta Municipal Golf Course.
    After nearly two years adrift, a new management company is on the job at the Augusta Municipal Golf Course.
  • Augusta's Mayor Pro-Tem Opposes Tax Increase

    Augusta's Mayor Pro-Tem Opposes Tax Increase

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-07-01 22:19:48 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Mayor Pro-Tem Corey JohnsonPhoto of Augusta Mayor Pro-Tem Corey Johnson
    A property tax increase is on the table to balance Augusta's city budget, but Mayor Pro-Tem Corey Johnson says he can't support it.
    A property tax increase is on the table to balance Augusta's city budget, but Mayor Pro-Tem Corey Johnson says he can't support it.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Dixon Airline Road Re-Opened After Being Closed Due To Gas Leak

    UPDATED ON 6: Dixon Airline Road Re-Opened After Being Closed Due To Gas Leak

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-07-01 20:32:23 GMT
    Photo of the scene of a gas leak in south Richmond County on Dixon Airline RoadPhoto of the scene of a gas leak in south Richmond County on Dixon Airline Road
    The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is currently diverting traffic away from Dixon Air Line Road due to a gas leak.
    The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is currently diverting traffic away from Dixon Air Line Road due to a gas leak.
  • Georgia Power Helping Customers Fight Summer Heat

    Georgia Power Helping Customers Fight Summer Heat

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-07-01 14:30:06 GMT
    Georgia Power Logo graphicGeorgia Power Logo graphic
    As the Georgia summer heat descends, Georgia Power is reminding customers that focusing on energy efficiency can help keep their homes cool and reduce the impact of the hot weather on power bills.
    As the Georgia summer heat descends, Georgia Power is reminding customers that focusing on energy efficiency can help keep their homes cool and reduce the impact of the hot weather on power bills.
  • WAFJ Celebrating Christmas in July to Benefit SafeHomes

    WAFJ Celebrating Christmas in July to Benefit SafeHomes

    Monday, June 30 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-07-01 03:15:17 GMT
    88.3 WAFJ will broadcast on location at a different Arby's every Thursday in July from 12 noon to 2pm. They'll be collecting items for the shelters like cleaning supplies, children's and women's clothing, and school supplies. All items should be brand new and unused. For a complete listing of needed items and a schedule for the weekly stops check the station's website at www.WAFJ.com.SafeHomes of Augusta is dedicated to stemming the tide of domestic violence in the CSRA by providing a safe ha...
    88.3 WAFJ will broadcast on location at a different Arby's every Thursday in July from 12 noon to 2pm. They'll be collecting items for the shelters like cleaning supplies, children's and women's clothing, and school supplies. All items should be brand new and unused. For a complete listing of needed items and a schedule for the weekly stops check the station's website at www.WAFJ.com.SafeHomes of Augusta is dedicated to stemming the tide of domestic violence in the CSRA by providing a safe ha...
  • Gas Prices on the Rise

    Gas Prices on the Rise

    Monday, June 30 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-07-01 02:31:10 GMT
    You may want to check the pump before making travel plans this holiday weekend.The average for regular fuel this week in the Augusta-Aiken area is $3.51/gallon-- up more than a quarter from this time last year. The trend was the same for other gas types. Nationally, the average for regular fuel is $3.68/gallon.But are those rising prices enough to keep you parked, or will your patriotic plans still put you on the road this weekend? We talked to your friends and neighbors about the high cost o...
    You may want to check the pump before making travel plans this holiday weekend.The average for regular fuel this week in the Augusta-Aiken area is $3.51/gallon-- up more than a quarter from this time last year. The trend was the same for other gas types. Nationally, the average for regular fuel is $3.68/gallon.But are those rising prices enough to keep you parked, or will your patriotic plans still put you on the road this weekend? We talked to your friends and neighbors about the high cost o...
  • City Calls Special Meeting To Jump Start Augusta Municipal Building Renovations

    City Calls Special Meeting To Jump Start Augusta Municipal Building Renovations

    Monday, June 30 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-06-30 23:01:15 GMT
    Photo from inside the Augusta Municipal BuildingPhoto from inside the Augusta Municipal Building
    Time is money at the Augusta Municipal Building. Construction is on hold and the delay is costing taxpayers, so Commissioners will meet Tuesday to approve restarting construction on the upper floors and approve $500,000 to move the City Clerk's office.
    Time is money at the Augusta Municipal Building. Construction is on hold and the delay is costing taxpayers, so Commissioners will meet Tuesday to approve restarting construction on the upper floors and approve $500,000 to move the City Clerk's office.
  • Summer Means Big Business For Augusta

    Summer Means Big Business For Augusta

    Monday, June 30 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-06-30 22:30:16 GMT
    Photo of downtown AugustaPhoto of downtown Augusta
    Augusta officials say the summer means big money for the city.
    Augusta officials say the summer means big money for the city.
  • Fort Gordon Military Community Survey Continues Through July 11th

    Fort Gordon Military Community Survey Continues Through July 11th

    Monday, June 30 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-06-30 20:15:11 GMT
    Fort Gordon officials urge extended local military community members to complete the installation's Community Strengths and Themes Assessment 2014, an online survey regarding available programs and services.
    Fort Gordon officials urge extended local military community members to complete the installation's Community Strengths and Themes Assessment 2014, an online survey regarding available programs and services.
  • GM recalling 8.2 million more cars to total 28 million

    GM recalling 8.2 million more cars to total 28 million

    Monday, June 30 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-06-30 19:55:49 GMT
    General Motors is recalling at least 8.2 million more vehicles dating back to 1997 to fix faulty ignition switches as the company's safety crisis continues to grow. The latest recalls involve mainly older midsize cars
    General Motors is recalling at least 8.2 million more vehicles dating back to 1997 to fix faulty ignition switches as the company's safety crisis continues to grow. The latest recalls involve mainly older midsize cars
  • Gas Leak In Columbia County Forces Road Closures And Evacuations

    UPDATED ON 6: Gas Leak In Columbia County Forces Road Closures And Evacuations

    UPDATED ON 6: Gas Leak In Columbia County Forces Road Closures And Evacuations

    Monday, June 30 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-06-30 18:42:56 GMT
    A gas leak has closed some roads and forced evacuations near the Circle K on Washington Road at Faircloth Drive.
    A gas leak has closed some roads and forced evacuations near the Circle K on Washington Road at Faircloth Drive.
  • 1 On 1: Protecting Yourself From Pests

    1 On 1: Protecting Yourself From Pests

    Sunday, June 29 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-06-29 14:10:32 GMT
    The Fourth of July is just days away and as many of us will spend a lot of time outdoors celebrating, bugs will also want to crash the party. Exterminator Duane Dunbar explains how we can declare our independence from pests.
    The Fourth of July is just days away and as many of us will spend a lot of time outdoors celebrating, bugs will also want to crash the party. Exterminator Duane Dunbar explains how we can declare our independence from pests.
  • Georgia Department Of Juvenile Justice Job Fair At GRU Cancelled

    Georgia Department Of Juvenile Justice Job Fair At GRU Cancelled

    Friday, June 27 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-06-27 14:36:29 GMT
    Job Fair graphicJob Fair graphic
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a Georgia Department Of Juvenile Justice job fair originally scheduled to be held Friday at Georgia Regents University has been cancelled.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a Georgia Department Of Juvenile Justice job fair originally scheduled to be held Friday at Georgia Regents University has been cancelled.
  • New Pet Licenses, Mandatory Spay and Neuter Rules Before Commissioners

    New Pet Licenses, Mandatory Spay and Neuter Rules Before Commissioners

    Thursday, June 26 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-06-27 01:59:19 GMT
    Photo of a dog named ConniePhoto of a dog named Connie
    The long awaited changes to Augusta's Animal Services ordinance are now before Augusta Commissioners. Proposed changes include pet tags and fees, and mandatory sterilization. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    The long awaited changes to Augusta's Animal Services ordinance are now before Augusta Commissioners. Proposed changes include pet tags and fees, and mandatory sterilization. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Augusta Commission Wants Better Cooperation With Rescue Groups At Animal Shelter

    Augusta Commission Wants Better Cooperation With Rescue Groups At Animal Shelter

    Thursday, June 26 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-06-27 01:47:05 GMT
    Photo from Thursday's Augusta Commission meetingPhoto from Thursday's Augusta Commission meeting
    Augusta's city leaders want to see better cooperation between Augusta Animal Services and animal rescue groups.
    Augusta's city leaders want to see better cooperation between Augusta Animal Services and animal rescue groups.
  • Another Augusta Disparity Study Could Be Put Off

    Another Augusta Disparity Study Could Be Put Off

    Thursday, June 26 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-06-27 01:35:40 GMT
    Photo from Thursday's Augusta Commission meetingPhoto from Thursday's Augusta Commission meeting
    Augusta Commissioners are back discussing how to get more city business into women- and minority-owned firms.
    Augusta Commissioners are back discussing how to get more city business into women- and minority-owned firms.
  • 18-Wheeler That Plunged Into The Augusta Canal Could Contaminate Drinking Water

    18-Wheeler That Plunged Into The Augusta Canal Could Contaminate Drinking Water

    Thursday, June 26 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-06-26 22:44:03 GMT
    Photo of a search and rescue team searching for the driver of the 18-wheeler.Photo of a search and rescue team searching for the driver of the 18-wheeler.
    An 18-wheeler that drove off Interstate 20 into the Augusta Canal Thursday morning has Richmond County officials taking action. WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter looks into what this could mean for Augusta's drinking water.
    An 18-wheeler that drove off Interstate 20 into the Augusta Canal Thursday morning has Richmond County officials taking action. WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter looks into what this could mean for Augusta's drinking water.
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic Detoured On Washington Road Due To Fire

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic Detoured On Washington Road Due To Fire

    Thursday, June 26 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-06-26 20:51:52 GMT
    Photo of Fairway Square where a fire has caused a detour of traffic on Washington RoadPhoto of Fairway Square where a fire has caused a detour of traffic on Washington Road
    The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is currently assisting the Augusta Fire Department by diverting traffic on Washington Road due to a structure fire.
    The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is currently assisting the Augusta Fire Department by diverting traffic on Washington Road due to a structure fire.
  • SCAM ALERT: SCE&G Warning Customers Of Potential Scams

    SCAM ALERT: SCE&G Warning Customers Of Potential Scams

    Thursday, June 26 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-06-26 20:41:29 GMT
    SCE&G logo imageSCE&G logo image
    South Carolina Electric & Gas is urging business and residential customers to be aware of scam artists posing as SCE&G employees.
    South Carolina Electric & Gas is urging business and residential customers to be aware of scam artists posing as SCE&G employees.
  • EXCLUSIVE ON 6: Project Jackson Lawsuit Filed Against Man Who Filed First Lawsuit

    EXCLUSIVE ON 6: Project Jackson Lawsuit Filed Against Man Who Filed First Lawsuit

    Thursday, June 26 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-06-26 18:46:58 GMT
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    Another lawsuit about Project Jackson has been filed in Aiken County, but this time around, a company is suing the man who filed the first lawsuit.
    Another lawsuit about Project Jackson has been filed in Aiken County, but this time around, a company is suing the man who filed the first lawsuit.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Augusta Stops Pumping Water From The Augusta Canal After 18-Wheeler Crash

    UPDATED ON 6: Augusta Stops Pumping Water From The Augusta Canal After 18-Wheeler Crash

    Thursday, June 26 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-06-26 18:34:07 GMT
    Photo of the scene where rescue teams are looking for a driver who disappeared after his 18-wheeler plunged off of a bridge on I-20 into the Augusta Canal Thursday morningPhoto of the scene where rescue teams are looking for a driver who disappeared after his 18-wheeler plunged off of a bridge on I-20 into the Augusta Canal Thursday morning
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that officials with the Augusta Utilities Department have shut off pumping of raw water from the Augusta Canal after an 18-wheeler ran off the I-20 bridge that passes over the canal Thursday morning.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that officials with the Augusta Utilities Department have shut off pumping of raw water from the Augusta Canal after an 18-wheeler ran off the I-20 bridge that passes over the canal Thursday morning.
  • Augusta Reacts To The RiverHawks' Big Move

    Augusta Reacts To The RiverHawks' Big Move

    Thursday, June 26 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-06-26 13:25:40 GMT
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    Augusta's professional hockey team is leaving Augusta for Macon. The team announced Wednesday morning they signed a contract and will start their next season in 2015 as the Macon Mayhem. WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter looks into what this could mean for the community.
    Augusta's professional hockey team is leaving Augusta for Macon. The team announced Wednesday morning they signed a contract and will start their next season in 2015 as the Macon Mayhem. WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter looks into what this could mean for the community.
  • Neighbors Say Traffic's Going Too Fast On Sand Bar Ferry Road At State Line

    Neighbors Say Traffic's Going Too Fast On Sand Bar Ferry Road At State Line

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-06-25 23:07:46 GMT
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    Traffic improvements in east Augusta has led to better roads, but residents say that's leading to dangerous speeding and there's little Augusta can do about it. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the details.
    Traffic improvements in east Augusta has led to better roads, but residents say that's leading to dangerous speeding and there's little Augusta can do about it. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the details.
  • Hughes Roofing Owner Charged With Theft By Deception

    Hughes Roofing Owner Charged With Theft By Deception

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-06-25 22:24:48 GMT
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    The owner of a local roofing company is behind bars in Columbia County.
    The owner of a local roofing company is behind bars in Columbia County.
  • State Agency Job Fair To Be Held At Fort Gordon Thursday

    State Agency Job Fair To Be Held At Fort Gordon Thursday

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-06-25 20:37:04 GMT
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    Fort Gordon’s Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) will sponsor a State Agency Job Fair on Fort Gordon Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
    Fort Gordon’s Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) will sponsor a State Agency Job Fair on Fort Gordon Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
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