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Arrest Made in Shiloh Road Homicide Investigation

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Dontiel Williams was arrested on Monday, December 22nd and charged with the murder of Julie Williams, the female who was found dead inside a home on Shiloh Road in Thomson. At about 12:44 PM, on Sunday, December 21st, officers were called to the Shiloh Road address to do a welfare check on a female who lived there, that's when they found her body inside the home. 25 year old Williams has been charged with Murder and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime. Mr. Williams is cur... More>>

SCLC Prays for Peace in US

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Local faith and political groups came together in response to the national unrest. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference held a public gathering for unity, peace, and justice. The group prayed, read a litany and had a moment of silence for the lives lost around the country. SCLC Augusta branch founding president Rev. Larry Fryer said the organization advocates for a non-violent response to injustice, just as its founder, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once did."It's going to take all of u... More>>

A whisper feels very intimate.

Whisper Lady Video included

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A YouTube star making a name for herself all because of how she speaks. Her fans say her voice can curb depression, even loneliness. ABC's Bazi Kanani has more on her soft sweet voice. "Hello. This is maria again with you." A YouTube sensation. millions watching Maria Fold towels or tap wooden brush. Her fans hanging on her every word. Maria, "unique soft voices"Bazi and Maria in her studio Bazi: "A whisper feels very intimate."Maria: "it is. And it's as if you're being let in on a secret."So... More>>

Local Law Enforcement Weigh In on NYPD Killings, More Vigilant Video included

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The killings of two New York Police Department officers put law enforcement across the CSRA on alert. Local departments are speaking about how they plan to respond to the deaths of their brothers in blue. “We're training for the 'what if something like that happens here,'” explained Sgt. Michael Shane McDaniel of Richmond County Sheriff's Office.  More>>

Update: Sheriff's Office Responds to Wagener Woman's Vandalized Home

Update: Sheriff's Office Responds to Wagener Woman's Vandalized Home

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A Wagener woman whose home was vandalized is still looking for answers to who did it. She says the response from law enforcement officers is not enough to make her community feel safe.News Channel 6's Nicole Snyder went to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office to get answers about how they plan to help this rural neighborhood.Captain Eric Abdullah said there usually aren't many problems in the remote areas of the county, ... More>>

Local Family Loses Home To Fire Week Of Christmas

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A local family is now without a home after suffering a major fire Monday morning.
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Annual James Brown Toy Giveaway Video included

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The sounds of Christmas filled the air at the James Brown Arena this morning. The annual James Brown Toy Giveaway brought together kids from across the CSRA.
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Day With A Deputy Video included

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Christmas came early for some kids in Columbia County this morning. Fifty children got to eat breakfast and go shopping with police officers. More>>

Where to Order Online Gifts in Time for Christmas: A Guide for Procrastinators

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Ready or not, Christmas is just days away. The time to buy gifts online in time for Christmas Eve is drawing near, but there's still time to order with several retailers -- some of which offer free faster delivery. More>>

SC Representative Proposes New Bill For Marijuana Video included

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A new bill in the South Carolina Statehouse would not legalize marijuana in the palmetto state. But it would make some possession charges civil cases meaning no jail time.
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Six Things To Know Before You Go Video included

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Police On Guard After NYPD Ambush Video included

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Police across the country are on guard this morning after the deadly ambush of two NYPD officers over the weekend. More>>

Georgia Transportation Officials Offer Driver Safety Tips

Georgia Transportation Officials Offer Driver Safety Tips

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State transportation officials are urging drivers to keep safety in mind before they hit the road for the holidays. More>>

GBI Investigating 2 Murders in Thomson

GBI Investigating 2 Murders in Thomson

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirms its investigating two murders that happened in less than 24 hours of each other. Investigators confirm the two murders are unrelated.Investigators say 28-year-old Jonathan Gurley was killed around 10:30 p.m Saturday night in the 500 block of Shadowmoor Circle. The GBI is currently conducting interviews and have active leads to the case. Gurley's body is being transported to the GBI Crime Lab in Decatur where an autopsy will be performed.On Sunday, ... More>>

Suspects Wanted After Break-in at Richmond County Juvenile Court

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for four people caught on camera after a break-in at Juvenile Court. More>>

Florida Police Officer Shot and Killed

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 Florida authorities say 1 police officer shot and killed

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Williston Police Chief in Hospital

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Williston, South Carolina Police Chief Rodney Pruitt is in the hospital for pneumonia. More>>

Man Shot in Head After Argument

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a shooting. More>>

GMA Sunday Headlines: December 21, 2014 Video included

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WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA. More>>

Augusta Limo Driver To The Stars Writes Book

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An Augusta limo driver has spent most of his years driving celebrities around, and now, he's sharing his wisdom through a new book. More>>

Fuego The Dog Adopted By Richmond County Deputy

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Fuego the dog has a new home thanks to a Richmond County deputy. More>>

Rats, Roaches and Mold Lead to Mother's Arrest

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An Augusta mom was arrested for Deprivation of a Minor. More>>

Mother Hits Brick Wall After DFACS Error Video included

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Coverage You Can Count On took a close look at the issues of people across the state in need who have trouble accessing government support. News Channel 6 discovered one mother's struggle with the Division of Family and Children Services. We spoke with a Columbia County woman who has seen her budget decrease since this summer. She goes to work and is raising children on her own, but one error caused a domino effect that has rippled through her family's livelihood.  More>>

Barnwell County Animal Shelter is Temporarily Closing and in Need of Forever Homes Video included

Barnwell County Animal Shelter to close for January. Barnwell County Animal Shelter to close for January.
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The Barnwell County Animal Shelter is Closing for renovations. While rumors swirl around the internet about what will happen to the animals, News Channel 6 has the answers.

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North Augusta Optimist Club Holds Fundraiser After Trees Stolen

Memebrs of the North Augusta Optimist Club gathered at the Starbucks in North Augusta to raise money after some of their Christmas trees were stolen Memebrs of the North Augusta Optimist Club gathered at the Starbucks in North Augusta to raise money after some of their Christmas trees were stolen
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Raising money for those who got hit by the Grinch! Two-thousand dollars' worth of Christmas trees were stolen from the North Augusta Optimist Club.
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Structure Fire on North Hickory Road And Belair Road

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News Channel 6 has learned Columbia County firefighters are on the scene of a fire.
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Local Cuban-American Reacts To U.S. Cuba Relations Video included

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We spoke with Cuban-Americans who live here in the two-state. They say their biggest concern is that the push to restore relations with Cuba will not help Cubans. More>>

Girls Charged In Slenderman Stabbing Deemed Competent

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Two girls accused of stabbing a friend to impress the fictional Internet bogeyman Slenderman have been found competent to stand trial.T More>>

Suspects Sought For Information On Shooting In Bath SC

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Aiken County investigators want to talk to three people about last week's shooting on Railroad Street in Bath. More>>

Six Things You Need To Know Before You Go! Video included

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Accident Causing Delays On Jimmie Dyess And Gordon Hwy

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News Channel 6 has learned there is an accident causing some delays on Gordon Highway and Jimmie Dyess. More>>

"Slap Me 5 Cause They Got Scrooged" Fundraiser

"Slap Me 5 Cause They Got Scrooged" Fundraiser

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Kicks 99 will be holding a special promotion this morning to help raise money for the North Augusta Optimist Club. More>>

Georgia Police Offer Holiday Shipping Safety Tips

Georgia Police Offer Holiday Shipping Safety Tips

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As shipping companies scramble to accommodate for the holiday rush, police in coastal Georgia are offering tips to ensure that packages reach their rightful owners.
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Brett Gardner Visiting SC Children's Hospital

Brett Gardner Visiting SC Children's Hospital

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A member of the New York Yankees is paying a visit to the children at South Carolina Children's Hospital.
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Georgia Public Health Officials Craft Driver Safety Programs

Georgia Public Health Officials Craft Driver Safety Programs

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The Georgia Department of Public Health has been given more than $900,000 in grants to help in statewide motor vehicle safety programs.
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Woodruff Arts Center Receives $120,000 Grant

Woodruff Arts Center Receives $120,000 Grant

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The Woodruff Arts Center has announced that it is the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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GRU Professor: 'The Interview' Insulted North Koreans

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The decision to pull the movie ‘The Interview' may have thwarted an attack, but a local professor told News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose that Hollywood's satirical view of the North Korean dictator crossed the line. The threat of an attack shows that, even in Hollywood, some topics are simply off limits. Georgia Regents University History Professor Andre Goss said the response from North Korea is not surprise. Excerpts from the trailer: ‘Take him out.'  More>>

MCG Students Donate $700 in Christmas Gifts to the Children's Hospital of Georgia

$700 dollars in donated toys. $700 dollars in donated toys.
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MCG 1st and 2nd year students donated hundreds in toys to the Children's Hospital of Georgia.

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Etiquette For The Holidays Video included

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The holidays are often called the season for giving.
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Grovetown starts Construction for Safer Roads Video included

Changes coming to Harlem Grovetown Road. Changes coming to Harlem Grovetown Road.
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A new crosswalk is coming to Harlem Grovetown road. Dozens of Grovetown Middle School students cross this busy 2 lane road every school day. Parents call it dangerous and the school is happy something is being done to make the area safer.

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Dog Rescued From Downtown Fire, Recovered And Ready For Adoption Video included

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When a dog was first pulled from a Broad Street fire on Sept. 30, he didn't have a name – or anyone coming forward to claim him.What he did have were burns, injuries – and a long road ahead of him.
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UPDATE: Rash Of Brush Fires On Highway 1 Video included

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Aiken County Sheriff's Dept. Dispatch confirms brush fire off Highway 1 on the state line. Our reporter Renetta DuBose is at the scene and will update us with more information. More>>

Changes to Columbia County Hospital Proposal from GRHealth

UPDATE: University Hospital Plans Appeal of Columbia County Hospital Decision Video included

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State health leaders chose Georgia Regents Health to build Columbia County's first hospital. The original plan that was submitted was a $280 to $310 million dollar, 144-bed teaching hospital. But the final proposal submitted to the state was different and showed the county will have to pay for a portion of the teaching hospital.The battle between which hospital will be built in Columbia County is still ensuing, but it... More>>

Good News For Port Business

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Business continues to be brisk with the total number of containers moving through South Carolina's ports up 14 percent during the fiscal year that began July compared to last fiscal year. The total number of containers handled last month was almost 85,000 - that's up 10 percent from last November. The South Carolina Ports authority reports that during November the ports handled cargo volume that could be shipped in the equivalent of almost 145,000 20-foot containers. That's up 8 percent over ... More>>

GA Unemployment Rate Falls

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State officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 7.2 percent. The Georgia Department of Labor on Thursday announced the new figure, which is the seasonally adjusted jobless rate for November. State officials say the new rate represents what they call a significant drop. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said it's the largest monthly rate decline seen in Georgia since 1976. Georgia's unemployment rate remains above the national rate, which remained unchanged at 5.8 percent in ... More>>

Mother Pleads After Boy, 2, Kills Sister With Gun

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A Philadelphia woman pleaded guilty Thursday to involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment after her 2-year-old son picked up a loaded .357 revolver and fatally shot his 11-year-old sister.
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What Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Looks Like, 17 Months Later

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With a slight, scruffy beard and long, tousled hair, accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in federal court today – the first time he's been seen in public in a year and a half. More>>

A Kidney For Christmas Video included

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One summer night... Reshonn Saul suddenly woke up something's going on and it was God speaking to me.
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UPDATE: Truck Carrying Oxygen Overturned Highway 1

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Officers are on the scene of an accident right now in Jefferson County. More>>

Developing Story: Diplomatic Relations Between The US And Cuba Video included

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Diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba are restored and the questions about what it means begin.Karen Travers with the latest on this developing story. More>>

Fatal Accident Whiskey Road

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One person is dead after an accident this late Wednesday night. More>>

South Carolina Fined $124M For Not Having Proper DSS Computer System Video included

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Officials with the South Carolina Department of Social Services says the agency will have a functioning statewide Child Support Enforcement Computer System in four years.
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Business Continues To Be Brisk At SC Ports

Business Continues To Be Brisk At SC Ports

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Business continues to be brisk with the total number of containers moving through South Carolina's ports up 14 percent during the fiscal year that began July compared to last fiscal year.
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Search Continues For Suspect Who Shot Texas Meteorologist Outside TV Station

Search Continues For Suspect Who Shot Texas Meteorologist Outside TV Station

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Police continue their search for a suspect in the shooting of a Texas meteorologist outside a TV station in Waco, Texas. More>>

Six Things To Know Before You Go Video included

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Georgia Jobless Rate Drops To 7.2 Percent

Georgia Jobless Rate Drops To 7.2 Percent

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State officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 7.2 percent.
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Boil Water Advisory In Aiken County

Boil Water Advisory In Aiken County

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Valley Public Service customers in Warrenville and Gloverville in Aiken County are affected by a a boil water advisory.
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Country Artist Headlines Gov. Deal Inaugural Gala

Country Artist Headlines Gov. Deal Inaugural Gala

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Country music artist Alan Jackson will headline the Jan. 15 Inaugural Gala as part of the kickoff to Gov. Nathan Deal's second term in office.
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Georgia Aquarium Has New Executive VP and COO

Georgia Aquarium Has New Executive VP and COO

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Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta has announced the selection of a new executive vice president and chief operating officer.
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Scott Visiting Western Midlands Constituents

Scott Visiting Western Midlands Constituents

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U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is scheduled to visit constituents in four South Carolina counties in the western Midlands.
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Flu Hits Schools Early This Season Video included

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A change in the flu virus is causing more students to get sick and miss school soon than normal. Some schools and health officials are seeing more children with the flu and other sicknesses. This is causing students to miss more school just before the Christmas holiday and perhaps leaving parents concerned. Pediatric Associates of Augusta Pediatrician Dr. Matthew Threadgill said, “Vaccine this year seems to be a little less effective at controlling than it has been in previous years." More>>

Underground Atlanta Sold

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Atlanta city officials have announced the sale and redevelopment plan for a downtown shopping center. Mayor Kasim Reed said Wednesday that South Carolina-based WRS Inc. is buying Underground Atlanta for $25.8 million and has plans to build a mixed use retail and housing development. Reed said in a statement that the sale will mean $8 million in annual cost savings for the city. City officials say the real estate company was chosen through a competitive bid process facilitated by the Downtown ... More>>

Golden Apple: Deborah Gelderman

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Deborah Gelderman works hard at Edmund Burke Academy. She keeps her students interested in and excited about learning. "They are at an age where I think they are not too cool to want to know things. I can still impress them with knowledge. As they get older, sometimes it's more difficult to find subject matter and materials that will hold their attention."Mrs. Gelderman teaches life science, life skills, reading, and sociology at Edmund Burke Academy."Teaching has been part of what keeps me y... More>>

Woman's Home Total Loss After Vandalism

Woman's Home Total Loss After Vandalism Video included

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One woman is Wagener, South Carolina is trying to find out who vandalized her home. This is isn't the first time her home has been broken into, and now she fears for her life and the safety of other neighbors. Alice Wright moved out to a large piece of property in Wagener a decade ago. She lives alone, and for seven years now, she and her neighbors have been dealing with burglaries. This week, however, the vandalism... More>>

Gun Sales Shoot Up This Christmas, But Buyer Beware Video included

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Gun background checks are being done at a record high this holiday season, but if you're planning on buying someone a gun as a gift this Christmas, there's one thing you should know: You probably can't. More>>

Adopt-A-Pet 12/17/14 Video included

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What could be nicer than a furry friend for Christmas.We can make it happen. Nancy Kay from Southern Souls Rescue, Anne Sawyer and Avis Lyle. More>>

Two Arrested On Drug Charges In Taco Bell Parking Lot

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A drug bust in Richmond County Wednesday sent two people to jail. More>>

ABC News Special Report Video included

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President Barack Obama comments on major changes in U.S. relation with Cuba and the release of an American prisoner kept in Cuba. More>>

Boil Water Advisory: Warrenville And Gloverville

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If you live in Warrenville or Gloverville, we have an important announcement for you.If you get your water from the Valley Public Service Authority, you need to boil it for a minute before drinking or cooking with it. More>>

UPDATE: Brandon Paquette Indicted

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News Channel 6 has learned that Brandon Paquette has been indicted. Paquette was part of an investigation for steroid use in the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.Paquette has been charged with the following: Possession of a controlled substance w/intent to distributePossession of a firearm during the commission of a crimeStay with News Channel 6 as we update you on this developing story. More>>

SC Man Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Wife

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A Dorchester County man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his wife at their home near Summerville. More>>

Mom Turns Self In Decade After Fleeing With Child

Genevieve Kelley disappeared with her daughter, Mary, into Central America in the fall of 2004 after her attempt to prove her ex-husband had harmed the child backfired. (Courtesy: U.S. Marshals) Genevieve Kelley disappeared with her daughter, Mary, into Central America in the fall of 2004 after her attempt to prove her ex-husband had harmed the child backfired. (Courtesy: U.S. Marshals)
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A woman who fled with her 8-year-old daughter a decade ago during a custody dispute turned herself in Monday to face trial.Genevieve Kelley disappeared with her daughter, Mary, into Central America in the fall of 2004 after her attempt to prove her ex-husband had harmed the child backfired. More>>

Raisin Kane: GMA Anchor Visits Aiken County Career & Technology Center

Raisin Kane: GMA Anchor Visits Aiken County Career & Technology Center Video included

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Good Morning Augusta Anchor Chris Kane dropped by the Aiken County Career Technology Center to judge Christmas videos produced by James Dean's Media Tech 1 Class. The videos were edited by Mr. Dean's Junior-Senior students. More>>

BREAKING: American Alan Gross Released From Cuba After 5 years In Prison

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Held for five years in Cuba, 65-year-old American contractor Alan Gross has been released from prison and is en route to U.S. soil, ABC News has learned exclusively.
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Hanukkah Celebration At Augusta Common Video included

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It is the second day of the Jewish Festival of Hanukkah. It began last night at sundown with a big celebration at the Augusta Common.
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Six Things To Know Before You Go Video included

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Construction Rock Blasting

Construction Rock Blasting

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Construction blasting of rock will begin today through Friday for the Appling-Harlem Sewer Project.
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Construction Set To Begin This Morning In The School Zone On Harlem-Grovetown Road

Construction Set To Begin This Morning In The School Zone On Harlem-Grovetown Road

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Construction is set to begin this morning in the school zone on Harlem-Grovetown Road. More>>

Georgia Based Company Issues Cheese Recall

Georgia Based Company Issues Cheese Recall

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A Georgia-based company has issued a recall for cheese because it may have been contaminated by salmonella.
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3 Sentenced In Fraud Scheme At Shaw Air Force Base

3 Sentenced In Fraud Scheme At Shaw Air Force Base

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Three men have been sentenced to federal prison as part of a scheme to defraud Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter through construction contracts. More>>

UGA To Hold Fall Commencement Ceremonies

UGA To Hold Fall Commencement Ceremonies

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A total of 2,355 students are eligible to walk in the University of Georgia's fall commencement ceremonies this week.
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Former SC Sheriff Expected To Plead Guilty In Bribery Case

Former SC Sheriff Expected To Plead Guilty In Bribery Case

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Former Lexington County Sheriff James Metts is expected to appear in federal court and admit he took a bribe to help a restaurant owner who hired people in this country illegally.
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Best. Gift. Ever. Surrogacy Video included

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LaTeefah Young is being heralded as a blessing, leaving many speechless and calling her selfless. The 31-year old Augusta mother made the decision to give a complete stranger a gift she could only hope for. This Christmas will be a very special Christmas for Lydia and her family. “Best. Gift. Ever. It's like Jesus,” Lydia laughs. The new mother is adding one to her family, but not in the traditional way. She had a little help from LaTeefah Young.  More>>

Beware of Holiday Hazards Video included

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Are all your holiday favorites hazardous to kids or pets? Karin Caifa has a few safety reminders from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. More>>

Bill Would Require USC, Clemson to Pay Football, Basketball Players Video included

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A bill that's been prefiled in the South Carolina Senate would make it state law that USC and Clemson would have to pay their football and basketball players, the main revenue-producing sports. More>>

Augusta Commissioners Approve $2.8 Million for Hyde Park

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Augusta city leaders approved $2 .8 million more for theHyde Park relocation project on Tuesday.The goal is to move families to make way for a storm water retention pond.People who live in Hyde Park showed up in full force to express their concerns about the condition of the neighborhood. Some people still living in Hyde Park say health problems are a big issue right now because of pollution being created by the demol... More>>

Augusta Regional Airport Director Set For Retirement

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The Augusta Regional Airport Executive Director, Gary LeTellier, is set to retire in the coming months. More>>

South Carolina To Have New DSS Director In January Video included

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South Carolina's Department of Social Services will have a new leader come January.Governor Nikki Haley announced Susan Alford will lead the agency. More>>

Mayor Deke Copenhaver's Final Mayoral Breakfast Video included

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Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver held his last mayoral breakfast this morning. More>>

WJBF's Texting And Driving PSA Featured On BuzzFeed Top 50 List

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WJBF News Channel 6's Texting and Driving public service announcement was featured on BuzzFeed.
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Free Shipping Day: What You Need to Know

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Avoid shipping costs for last minute holiday shopping on Free Shipping Day. More>>

Richmond County's Citizens Service Center Open For Business Video included

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A one stop shop is open in south Augusta. Locals can pay their utility bills and car tags in the same place. More>>

Krispy Kreme Grand Opening Gives Away Free Donuts For A Year Video included

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A much anticipated business in South Augusta opened its doors this morning.
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AccuStaff Augusta Job Fair

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AccuStaff Augusta is looking to fill a hundred and fifty immediate openings. More>>

Bill Passed By Congress To Deepen Savannah Harbor Video included

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Deepening the Savannah Harbor. The budget bill passed by Congress allots a small amount of money to begin work at the beginning of the new year. More>>

Kennesaw Approves Plans For Mosque In Strip Mall

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The Kennesaw City Council has unanimously approved a permit for a mosque in a strip mall, reversing an earlier decision to reject it. More>>

6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

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6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day. More>>

Death Toll in Pakistani School Attack Rises to 126

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A Pakistani official says the death toll in a Taliban attack on a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar has risen to 126. More>>

Regulators To Consider Georgia Nuclear Plant Costs

Regulators To Consider Georgia Nuclear Plant Costs

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Utility regulators will continue their review of the costs of building a new nuclear plant in eastern Georgia.
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Charleston VA Holding Listening Session

Charleston VA Holding Listening Session

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The Ralph Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston is holding a listening session with veterans, their families and the public. More>>

Red Drum Is Being Stocked On SC North Coast

Red Drum Is Being Stocked On SC North Coast

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The state Department of Natural Resources is stocking the waters along the north coast of South Carolina with hundreds of red drum.
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Police Killings Could Lead To Body Cameras in SC Video included

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The nationwide response to the police killings of African Americans throughout the country led legislators in both the South Carolina State House and Senate to pre-file bills that would require officers to wear body cameras. While lawmakers in South Carolina have yet to decide whether officers should have a camera attached to their bodies, a group of students shared their thoughts on how the conflict in Ferguson impacted them.  More>>

Brad Means, Kimberely Scott & Paige Tucker

WJBF.com - Chat - Why women tell men how to drive? Video included

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After the "What's Trending" segment of the 5:30 show....WJBF.com is the place to be as the conversation continues. Brad Means, Kimberely Scott and special appearance by Paige Tucker - all weigh in on why men should listen to women - ALWAYS! More>>

Local Delegates Address Sentinel and Upcoming Agenda

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Augusta's local lawmakers were in town on Monday to discuss items on the agenda for next year's Georgia legislative session. Members of the Augusta-Richmond County Delegation met with local judges as well.One of the big topics was Sentinel Offender Services. Delegates spent about an hour talking about the private probation company, which has been under fire in recent months. The Georgia State Supreme Court recently ru... More>>

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  • SCLC Prays for Peace in US

    SCLC Prays for Peace in US

    Monday, December 22 2014 6:54 PM EST2014-12-22 23:54:52 GMT
    Local faith and political groups came together in response to the national unrest. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference held a public gathering for unity, peace, and justice. The group prayed, read a litany and had a moment of silence for the lives lost around the country. SCLC Augusta branch founding president Rev. Larry Fryer said the organization advocates for a non-violent response to injustice, just as its founder, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once did."It's going to take all of u...
    Local faith and political groups came together in response to the national unrest. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference held a public gathering for unity, peace, and justice. The group prayed, read a litany and had a moment of silence for the lives lost around the country. SCLC Augusta branch founding president Rev. Larry Fryer said the organization advocates for a non-violent response to injustice, just as its founder, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once did."It's going to take all of u...
  • Local Law Enforcement Weigh In on NYPD Killings, More Vigilant

    Local Law Enforcement Weigh In on NYPD Killings, More Vigilant

    Monday, December 22 2014 6:29 PM EST2014-12-22 23:29:06 GMT
    The killings of two New York Police Department officers put law enforcement across the CSRA on alert. Local departments are speaking about how they plan to respond to the deaths of their brothers in blue. “We're training for the 'what if something like that happens here,'” explained Sgt. Michael Shane McDaniel of Richmond County Sheriff's Office. 
    The killings of two New York Police Department officers put law enforcement across the CSRA on alert. Local departments are speaking about how they plan to respond to the deaths of their brothers in blue. “We're training for the 'what if something like that happens here,'” explained Sgt. Michael Shane McDaniel of Richmond County Sheriff's Office. 
  • Local Family Loses Home To Fire Week Of Christmas

    Local Family Loses Home To Fire Week Of Christmas

    Monday, December 22 2014 3:01 PM EST2014-12-22 20:01:58 GMT
    A local family is now without a home after suffering a major fire Monday morning.
    A local family is now without a home after suffering a major fire Monday morning.
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  • SCLC Prays for Peace in US

    SCLC Prays for Peace in US

    Monday, December 22 2014 6:54 PM EST2014-12-22 23:54:52 GMT
    Local faith and political groups came together in response to the national unrest. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference held a public gathering for unity, peace, and justice. The group prayed, read a litany and had a moment of silence for the lives lost around the country. SCLC Augusta branch founding president Rev. Larry Fryer said the organization advocates for a non-violent response to injustice, just as its founder, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once did."It's going to take all of u...
    Local faith and political groups came together in response to the national unrest. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference held a public gathering for unity, peace, and justice. The group prayed, read a litany and had a moment of silence for the lives lost around the country. SCLC Augusta branch founding president Rev. Larry Fryer said the organization advocates for a non-violent response to injustice, just as its founder, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once did."It's going to take all of u...
  • Local Law Enforcement Weigh In on NYPD Killings, More Vigilant

    Local Law Enforcement Weigh In on NYPD Killings, More Vigilant

    Monday, December 22 2014 6:29 PM EST2014-12-22 23:29:06 GMT
    The killings of two New York Police Department officers put law enforcement across the CSRA on alert. Local departments are speaking about how they plan to respond to the deaths of their brothers in blue. “We're training for the 'what if something like that happens here,'” explained Sgt. Michael Shane McDaniel of Richmond County Sheriff's Office. 
    The killings of two New York Police Department officers put law enforcement across the CSRA on alert. Local departments are speaking about how they plan to respond to the deaths of their brothers in blue. “We're training for the 'what if something like that happens here,'” explained Sgt. Michael Shane McDaniel of Richmond County Sheriff's Office. 
  • News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press

    News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press

    President Barack Obama has announced plans to nominate a Georgia prosecutor as the next Deputy Attorney General. White House officials say Obama is looking to nominate U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates to the position....
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  • GBI Investigating 2 Murders in Thomson

    GBI Investigating 2 Murders in Thomson

    GBI Investigating 2 Murders in Thomson

    Sunday, December 21 2014 10:57 PM EST2014-12-22 03:57:44 GMT
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    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirms its investigating two murders that happened in less than 24 hours of each other. Investigators confirm the two murders are unrelated.Investigators say 28-year-old Jonathan Gurley was killed around 10:30 p.m Saturday night in the 500 block of Shadowmoor Circle. The GBI is currently conducting interviews and have active leads to the case. Gurley's body is being transported to the GBI Crime Lab in Decatur where an autopsy will be performed.On Sunday, ...
    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirms its investigating two murders that happened in less than 24 hours of each other. Investigators confirm the two murders are unrelated.Investigators say 28-year-old Jonathan Gurley was killed around 10:30 p.m Saturday night in the 500 block of Shadowmoor Circle. The GBI is currently conducting interviews and have active leads to the case. Gurley's body is being transported to the GBI Crime Lab in Decatur where an autopsy will be performed.On Sunday, ...
  • Suspects Wanted After Break-in at Richmond County Juvenile Court

    Suspects Wanted After Break-in at Richmond County Juvenile Court

    Sunday, December 21 2014 11:21 AM EST2014-12-21 16:21:39 GMT
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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for four people caught on camera after a break-in at Juvenile Court.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for four people caught on camera after a break-in at Juvenile Court.
  • Florida Police Officer Shot and Killed

    Florida Police Officer Shot and Killed

    Sunday, December 21 2014 10:34 AM EST2014-12-21 15:34:47 GMT
     Florida authorities say 1 police officer shot and killed

     Florida authorities say 1 police officer shot and killed

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  • Your Hometown Stories: Waynesboro Ice Plant

    Your Hometown Stories: Waynesboro Ice Plant

    Thursday, December 11 2014 8:28 AM EST2014-12-11 13:28:48 GMT
    Waynesboro, Georgia best known as the bird dog capital of the world, but a little known gem of history also resides in the city.
    Waynesboro, Georgia best known as the bird dog capital of the world, but a little known gem of history also resides in the city.
  • Your Hometown Stories: Brenda's Angels

    Your Hometown Stories: Brenda's Angels

    Wednesday, December 3 2014 1:01 PM EST2014-12-03 18:01:01 GMT
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    During the month of November the color purple is being worn and displayed to show awareness for pancreatic cancer.
    During the month of November the color purple is being worn and displayed to show awareness for pancreatic cancer.
  • 2014 Christmas Photos

    2014 Christmas Photos

    Tuesday, December 2 2014 10:28 AM EST2014-12-02 15:28:36 GMT
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    Here's a photo gallery of our viewers Christmas trees and decorations!
    Here's a photo gallery of our viewers Christmas trees and decorations!
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  • A whisper feels very intimate.

    Whisper Lady

    Whisper Lady

    Monday, December 22 2014 6:47 PM EST2014-12-22 23:47:36 GMT
    A YouTube star making a name for herself all because of how she speaks. Her fans say her voice can curb depression, even loneliness. ABC's Bazi Kanani has more on her soft sweet voice. "Hello. This is maria again with you." A YouTube sensation. millions watching Maria Fold towels or tap wooden brush. Her fans hanging on her every word. Maria, "unique soft voices"Bazi and Maria in her studio Bazi: "A whisper feels very intimate."Maria: "it is. And it's as if you're being let in on a secret."So...
    A YouTube star making a name for herself all because of how she speaks. Her fans say her voice can curb depression, even loneliness. ABC's Bazi Kanani has more on her soft sweet voice. "Hello. This is maria again with you." A YouTube sensation. millions watching Maria Fold towels or tap wooden brush. Her fans hanging on her every word. Maria, "unique soft voices"Bazi and Maria in her studio Bazi: "A whisper feels very intimate."Maria: "it is. And it's as if you're being let in on a secret."So...
  • Police On Guard After NYPD Ambush

    Police On Guard After NYPD Ambush

    Monday, December 22 2014 7:01 AM EST2014-12-22 12:01:36 GMT
    Police across the country are on guard this morning after the deadly ambush of two NYPD officers over the weekend.
    Police across the country are on guard this morning after the deadly ambush of two NYPD officers over the weekend.
  • Florida Police Officer Shot and Killed

    Florida Police Officer Shot and Killed

    Sunday, December 21 2014 10:34 AM EST2014-12-21 15:34:47 GMT
     Florida authorities say 1 police officer shot and killed

     Florida authorities say 1 police officer shot and killed

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