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  • Traffic Alert: Vehicle on Fire on Bobby Jones

    Traffic Alert: Vehicle on Fire on Bobby Jones

    Monday, July 13 2015 9:18 AM EDT2015-07-13 13:18:00 GMT
    Vehicle fire on Bobby JonesVehicle fire on Bobby Jones
    Please be careful if you are driving on Bobby Jones near the Wheeler Road and I-20 overpass. Emergency crews are currently working on a vehicle that is on fire.It is not know at this time what caused the fire. Plan for delays if you are traveling in the area.
    Please be careful if you are driving on Bobby Jones near the Wheeler Road and I-20 overpass. Emergency crews are currently working on a vehicle that is on fire.It is not know at this time what caused the fire. Plan for delays if you are traveling in the area.
  • UPDATE: Victim Identified in Body Found off Gordon Highway and Kissingbower Road

    UPDATE: Victim Identified in Body Found off Gordon Highway and Kissingbower Road

    Monday, July 13 2015 8:42 AM EDT2015-07-13 12:42:08 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6 has just confirmed with Richmond County dispatch that a body has been found on Monday June 1st.According to dispatch, the body was found behind Alter Egoz Night club and officers are on the scene right now. Details are limited at this time. Stay with us for updates online and on the air.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has just confirmed with Richmond County dispatch that a body has been found on Monday June 1st.According to dispatch, the body was found behind Alter Egoz Night club and officers are on the scene right now. Details are limited at this time. Stay with us for updates online and on the air.
  • Westside Senior Graduates Despite Dire Medical Prediction

    Westside Senior Graduates Despite Dire Medical Prediction

    Monday, July 13 2015 8:27 AM EDT2015-07-13 12:27:07 GMT
    Westside senior Ra'Quan ReevesWestside senior Ra'Quan Reeves
    The congregation at the House of God in Thomson is celebrating.One of its members, who endured years of operations, is now a high school graduate."As a mother, it was a journey for me."Akiesha Taylor is talking about the last 18 years.Her son Ra'Quan was born with Hydrocephalus, a condition where fluid builds up in the brain.Dr. Ian Heger, Pediatric Neurosurgeon talks about his medical condition, "It's basically a plumbing problem".Dr Ian Heger performed RaQuan's last operation a couple of ye...
    The congregation at the House of God in Thomson is celebrating.One of its members, who endured years of operations, is now a high school graduate."As a mother, it was a journey for me."Akiesha Taylor is talking about the last 18 years.Her son Ra'Quan was born with Hydrocephalus, a condition where fluid builds up in the brain.Dr. Ian Heger, Pediatric Neurosurgeon talks about his medical condition, "It's basically a plumbing problem".Dr Ian Heger performed RaQuan's last operation a couple of ye...
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  • News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press

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

    Authorities have released the identity of the fan who plunged to his death from an upper deck at Turner Field during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. An investigator with the Fulton County Medical...
  • Georgia Hooters Waitress Donates Kidney To Customer

    Georgia Hooters Waitress Donates Kidney To Customer

    Georgia Hooters Waitress Donates Kidney To Customer

    Monday, July 13 2015 7:19 AM EDT2015-07-13 11:19:04 GMT
    (L) Marianna Villareal (R) Donald Thomas(L) Marianna Villareal (R) Donald Thomas
    ATLANTA (AP) - Doctors say a Georgia Hooters waitress and a longtime regular customer at the restaurant are both doing well after a successful kidney transplant. WXIA-TV reports (http://on.11alive.com/1I0pENe ) that 22-year-old Mariana Villareal gave one of her kidneys to 72-year-old Donald Thomas Friday at the Piedmont Transplant Institute. Villareal was released from the hospital late Saturday. Doctors involved in the kidney donation said the donor and recipient surgeries went well and Thom...
    ATLANTA (AP) - Doctors say a Georgia Hooters waitress and a longtime regular customer at the restaurant are both doing well after a successful kidney transplant. WXIA-TV reports (http://on.11alive.com/1I0pENe ) that 22-year-old Mariana Villareal gave one of her kidneys to 72-year-old Donald Thomas Friday at the Piedmont Transplant Institute. Villareal was released from the hospital late Saturday. Doctors involved in the kidney donation said the donor and recipient surgeries went well and Thom...
  • 3 Car Accident in Columbia County

    3 Car Accident in Columbia County

    Saturday, July 11 2015 8:55 AM EDT2015-07-11 12:55:09 GMT
    An unknown number of people are hurt after a car accident in Columbia County.
    An unknown number of people are hurt after a car accident in Columbia County.
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  • Exclusive: Year In Review 2014 Part 1

    Exclusive: Year In Review 2014 Part 1

    Tuesday, June 30 2015 7:27 AM EDT2015-06-30 11:27:03 GMT
    News Channel 6's Chris Kane takes a look back at the big stories that made headlines in the Augusta area.
    News Channel 6's Chris Kane takes a look back at the big stories that made headlines in the Augusta area.
  • WJBF EXTRA: 20 Years Of Consolidation

    WJBF EXTRA: 20 Years Of Consolidation

    Friday, June 26 2015 12:34 PM EDT2015-06-26 16:34:06 GMT
    Photo from an Augusta Commission meetingPhoto from an Augusta Commission meeting
    Join WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola as he looks back on 20 years of consolidated government in Augusta in a WJBF EXTRA report on Thursday, May 14th.
    Join WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola as he looks back on 20 years of consolidated government in Augusta in a WJBF EXTRA report on Thursday, May 14th.
  • WJBF EXTRA: Laura's Lesson

    WJBF EXTRA: Laura's Lesson

    Thursday, June 25 2015 9:35 AM EDT2015-06-25 13:35:09 GMT
    Laura Baugh played 25 years on the LPGA TOURLaura Baugh played 25 years on the LPGA TOUR
    In this WJBF EXTRA report, our Chris Kane brings us the incredible story of how Laura Baugh battled the price of fame with unbelievable courage
    In this WJBF EXTRA report, our Chris Kane brings us the incredible story of how Laura Baugh battled the price of fame with unbelievable courage
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  • Georgia Power to Discuss Building Progress on New Nuclear Plant

    Georgia Power to Discuss Building Progress on New Nuclear Plant

    Monday, July 13 2015 6:34 AM EDT2015-07-13 10:34:02 GMT
    Plant VogtlePlant Vogtle
    Georgia Power executives will face questions this week about the delays and expense of building a new nuclear plant.State regulators will look into the company's progress in building two more reactors at Plant Vogtle on Tuesday.The state will decide whether to approve Georgia Power's spending on the project.The company originally expected to pay $6.1 billion on construction, but delays have increased that number to $7.5 billion.The first reactor was supposed to start operating next year, but ...
    Georgia Power executives will face questions this week about the delays and expense of building a new nuclear plant.State regulators will look into the company's progress in building two more reactors at Plant Vogtle on Tuesday.The state will decide whether to approve Georgia Power's spending on the project.The company originally expected to pay $6.1 billion on construction, but delays have increased that number to $7.5 billion.The first reactor was supposed to start operating next year, but ...
  • Hurricane Preparedness Week Kicks Off Sunday

    Hurricane Preparedness Week Kicks Off Sunday

    Sunday, July 12 2015 9:51 AM EDT2015-07-12 13:51:04 GMT
    South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) Logo graphicSouth Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) Logo graphic
     The South Carolina Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service are urging people to get ready for possible disasters.  
     The South Carolina Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service are urging people to get ready for possible disasters.  
  • Hospitality Tax Starts Monday in Aiken

    Hospitality Tax Starts Monday in Aiken

    Sunday, July 12 2015 9:30 AM EDT2015-07-12 13:30:09 GMT
    Prepare to pay a little extra to eat out in Aiken. Starting Monday, a new hospitality tax is set to go into effect.
    Prepare to pay a little extra to eat out in Aiken. Starting Monday, a new hospitality tax is set to go into effect.
  • U.S./WorldMore>>

  • Kerry Breaks Leg in Bike Crash; Ends Overseas Trip Early

    Kerry Breaks Leg in Bike Crash; Ends Overseas Trip Early

    Sunday, July 12 2015 8:45 AM EDT2015-07-12 12:45:03 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has broken his leg in bike crash near Geneva and has called off the rest of a four-nation trip.
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has broken his leg in bike crash near Geneva and has called off the rest of a four-nation trip.
  • O'Malley Jumps into 2016 Democratic Race

    O'Malley Jumps into 2016 Democratic Race

    Saturday, July 11 2015 11:26 AM EDT2015-07-11 15:26:01 GMT
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has jumped into the race for the Democratic nomination for president.
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has jumped into the race for the Democratic nomination for president.
  • SAY WHAT? Viral Accident Video Witness Arrested

    SAY WHAT? Viral Accident Video Witness Arrested

    Friday, July 10 2015 6:30 PM EDT2015-07-10 22:30:27 GMT
    Mug shot photo of Courtney Barnes (Courtesy: CNN)Mug shot photo of Courtney Barnes (Courtesy: CNN)
    A man with green hair and fingernails who was interviewed this week at the scene of a crash that injured a Jackson, Mississippi police officer has been arrested.
    A man with green hair and fingernails who was interviewed this week at the scene of a crash that injured a Jackson, Mississippi police officer has been arrested.
  • Government/PoliticsMore>>

  • Georgia Power to Discuss Building Progress on New Nuclear Plant

    Georgia Power to Discuss Building Progress on New Nuclear Plant

    Monday, July 13 2015 6:34 AM EDT2015-07-13 10:34:02 GMT
    Plant VogtlePlant Vogtle
    Georgia Power executives will face questions this week about the delays and expense of building a new nuclear plant.State regulators will look into the company's progress in building two more reactors at Plant Vogtle on Tuesday.The state will decide whether to approve Georgia Power's spending on the project.The company originally expected to pay $6.1 billion on construction, but delays have increased that number to $7.5 billion.The first reactor was supposed to start operating next year, but ...
    Georgia Power executives will face questions this week about the delays and expense of building a new nuclear plant.State regulators will look into the company's progress in building two more reactors at Plant Vogtle on Tuesday.The state will decide whether to approve Georgia Power's spending on the project.The company originally expected to pay $6.1 billion on construction, but delays have increased that number to $7.5 billion.The first reactor was supposed to start operating next year, but ...
  • Senator Lindsey Graham to Make Official Announcement in Run for President

    Senator Lindsey Graham to Make Official Announcement in Run for President

    Monday, July 13 2015 6:14 AM EDT2015-07-13 10:14:06 GMT
    South Carolina Senator Lindsey GrahamSouth Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham
    Today South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham is expected to officially announce he'll run for president.Earlier this month, Graham hinted he would enter the race for the White House.He has said he believes he can make Washington work.Last week, Graham also announced he was retiring from Air Force Reserve.He is slated to make his announcement at 10:30 a.m.in his hometown of Central, South Carolina.
    Today South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham is expected to officially announce he'll run for president.Earlier this month, Graham hinted he would enter the race for the White House.He has said he believes he can make Washington work.Last week, Graham also announced he was retiring from Air Force Reserve.He is slated to make his announcement at 10:30 a.m.in his hometown of Central, South Carolina.
  • Hospitality Tax Starts Monday in Aiken

    Hospitality Tax Starts Monday in Aiken

    Sunday, July 12 2015 9:30 AM EDT2015-07-12 13:30:09 GMT
    Prepare to pay a little extra to eat out in Aiken. Starting Monday, a new hospitality tax is set to go into effect.
    Prepare to pay a little extra to eat out in Aiken. Starting Monday, a new hospitality tax is set to go into effect.
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  • "Out There...Somewhere": Art That Stops Traffic

    "Out There...Somewhere": Art That Stops Traffic

    Friday, July 10 2015 10:53 AM EDT2015-07-10 14:53:05 GMT
    Photo of a painted Augusta, Georgia traffic light utility box as part of Art the BoxPhoto of a painted Augusta, Georgia traffic light utility box as part of Art the Box
    Painting is coming to the pavement, making something ordinary a little extraordinary. It's "Out There...Somewhere" with WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola.
    Painting is coming to the pavement, making something ordinary a little extraordinary. It's "Out There...Somewhere" with WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola.
  • "Out There...Somewhere": Some Things Always Change At Blind Willie's Grave

    "Out There...Somewhere": Some Things Always Change At Blind Willie's Grave

    Friday, June 19 2015 6:51 PM EDT2015-06-19 22:51:04 GMT
    Photo of WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola "Out There...Somewhere" at Blind Willie McTell's gravePhoto of WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola "Out There...Somewhere" at Blind Willie McTell's grave
    This weekend is  the 22nd annual Blind Willie Blues Festival in Thomson, Georgia and even more than 55 years after his death, the legendary blues man can still draw a crowd "Out There...Somewhere" with WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola.
    This weekend is  the 22nd annual Blind Willie Blues Festival in Thomson, Georgia and even more than 55 years after his death, the legendary blues man can still draw a crowd "Out There...Somewhere" with WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola.
  • "Out There...Somewhere": That's The Way The Antenna Ball Has Bounced

    "Out There...Somewhere": That's The Way The Antenna Ball Has Bounced

    Friday, June 12 2015 6:02 PM EDT2015-06-12 22:02:04 GMT
    Photo of a rubber duckie antenna ball on a car's antennaPhoto of a rubber duckie antenna ball on a car's antenna
    Advancing technology has resulted in the loss of once popular items. They used to ride high, but just try to find an antenna ball now-a-days "Out There...Somewhere" with WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola.
    Advancing technology has resulted in the loss of once popular items. They used to ride high, but just try to find an antenna ball now-a-days "Out There...Somewhere" with WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola.
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