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 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>>
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>>
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>>
A local family is now without a home after suffering a major fire Monday morning.
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.
Christmas came early for some kids in Columbia County this morning. Fifty children got to eat breakfast and go shopping with police officers. More>>
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>>
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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Police across the country are on guard this morning after the deadly ambush of two NYPD officers over the weekend. More>>
State transportation officials are urging drivers to keep safety in mind before they hit the road for the holidays. More>>
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>>
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for four people caught on camera after a break-in at Juvenile Court. More>>
Florida authorities say 1 police officer shot and killed
Williston, South Carolina Police Chief Rodney Pruitt is in the hospital for pneumonia. More>>
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a shooting. More>>
WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA. More>>
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 has a new home thanks to a Richmond County deputy. More>>
An Augusta mom was arrested for Deprivation of a Minor. More>>
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>>
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.
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.More>>
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.
News Channel 6 has learned Columbia County firefighters are on the scene of a fire.
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>>
Two girls accused of stabbing a friend to impress the fictional Internet bogeyman Slenderman have been found competent to stand trial.T More>>
Aiken County investigators want to talk to three people about last week's shooting on Railroad Street in Bath. More>>
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News Channel 6 has learned there is an accident causing some delays on Gordon Highway and Jimmie Dyess. More>>
Kicks 99 will be holding a special promotion this morning to help raise money for the North Augusta Optimist Club. More>>
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.
A member of the New York Yankees is paying a visit to the children at South Carolina Children's Hospital.
The Georgia Department of Public Health has been given more than $900,000 in grants to help in statewide motor vehicle safety programs.
The Woodruff Arts Center has announced that it is the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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 1st and 2nd year students donated hundreds in toys to the Children's Hospital of Georgia.
MCG 1st and 2nd year students donated hundreds in toys to the Children's Hospital of Georgia.More>>
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.
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.More>>
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.
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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.
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>>
One summer night... Reshonn Saul suddenly woke up something's going on and it was God speaking to me.
Officers are on the scene of an accident right now in Jefferson County. More>>
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>>
One person is dead after an accident this late Wednesday night. More>>
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.
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.
Police continue their search for a suspect in the shooting of a Texas meteorologist outside a TV station in Waco, Texas. More>>
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State officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 7.2 percent.
Valley Public Service customers in Warrenville and Gloverville in Aiken County are affected by a a boil water advisory.
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.
Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta has announced the selection of a new executive vice president and chief operating officer.
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is scheduled to visit constituents in four South Carolina counties in the western Midlands.
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>>
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>>
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>>
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 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>>
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>>
A drug bust in Richmond County Wednesday sent two people to jail. More>>
President Barack Obama comments on major changes in U.S. relation with Cuba and the release of an American prisoner kept in Cuba. More>>
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>>
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>>
A Dorchester County man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his wife at their home near Summerville. More>>
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>>
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>>
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.
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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Construction blasting of rock will begin today through Friday for the Appling-Harlem Sewer Project.
Construction is set to begin this morning in the school zone on Harlem-Grovetown Road. More>>
A Georgia-based company has issued a recall for cheese because it may have been contaminated by salmonella.
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>>
A total of 2,355 students are eligible to walk in the University of Georgia's fall commencement ceremonies this week.
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.
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>>
Are all your holiday favorites hazardous to kids or pets? Karin Caifa has a few safety reminders from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. More>>
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 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>>
The Augusta Regional Airport Executive Director, Gary LeTellier, is set to retire in the coming months. More>>
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>>
Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver held his last mayoral breakfast this morning. More>>
WJBF News Channel 6's Texting and Driving public service announcement was featured on BuzzFeed.
Avoid shipping costs for last minute holiday shopping on Free Shipping Day. More>>
A one stop shop is open in south Augusta. Locals can pay their utility bills and car tags in the same place. More>>
A much anticipated business in South Augusta opened its doors this morning.
AccuStaff Augusta is looking to fill a hundred and fifty immediate openings. More>>
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>>
The Kennesaw City Council has unanimously approved a permit for a mosque in a strip mall, reversing an earlier decision to reject it. More>>
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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>>
Utility regulators will continue their review of the costs of building a new nuclear plant in eastern Georgia.
The Ralph Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston is holding a listening session with veterans, their families and the public. More>>
The state Department of Natural Resources is stocking the waters along the north coast of South Carolina with hundreds of red drum.
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>>
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>>
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>>