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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

    Investigators say police officers who arrived at the wrong metro Atlanta home for a report of suspicious activity shot the man who lives there and "likely" shot one of their own, leaving him seriously wounded. They say...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Monday, July 13 2015 7:08 AM EDT2015-07-13 11:08:00 GMT
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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • UPDATE: Body Found After Boating Accident in Screven County

    UPDATE: Body Found After Boating Accident in Screven County

    Sunday, July 12 2015 10:05 PM EDT2015-07-13 02:05:05 GMT
    The search continues tonight for a man's body after a boating accident Saturday along the Savannah River in Screven County, Ga.
    The search continues tonight for a man's body after a boating accident Saturday along the Savannah River in Screven County, Ga.
  • Motorcycle Accident on Dogwood Drive In Augusta

    Motorcycle Accident on Dogwood Drive In Augusta

    Sunday, July 12 2015 9:52 PM EDT2015-07-13 01:52:01 GMT
    A man is in the hospital after a motor cycle accident in Augusta.
    A man is in the hospital after a motor cycle accident in Augusta.
  • Bartram Trailhead Closed for the Summer During $100,000 in Renovations

    Bartram Trailhead Closed for the Summer During $100,000 in Renovations

    Bartram Trailhead Closed for the Summer During $100,000 in Renovations

    Sunday, July 12 2015 6:36 PM EDT2015-07-12 22:36:00 GMT
    Renovations are happening at the trailhead of Bartram Trail in Columbia County. The Army Corps of Engineers and several other local organizations are teaming up to fund the almost $100,000 in improvements. Within the next two weeks crews will be thinning out the area where a larger parking lot will go and many new amenities. The organization hopes construction for the trailhead will be finished by the end of the summer, but for now the trailhead area will be closed. The multiple and diverse...
    Renovations are happening at the trailhead of Bartram Trail in Columbia County. The Army Corps of Engineers and several other local organizations are teaming up to fund the almost $100,000 in improvements. Within the next two weeks crews will be thinning out the area where a larger parking lot will go and many new amenities. The organization hopes construction for the trailhead will be finished by the end of the summer, but for now the trailhead area will be closed. The multiple and diverse...
  • Wrightsboro Road Reconstruction Road Closures Continues

    Wrightsboro Road Reconstruction Road Closures Continues

    Sunday, July 12 2015 6:16 PM EDT2015-07-12 22:16:08 GMT
    Wrightsboro RoadWrightsboro Road
    Lane closures for the Wrightsboro Road Widening Reconstruction Project continues.
    Lane closures for the Wrightsboro Road Widening Reconstruction Project continues.
  • GMA Sunday Headlines: May 31, 2015

    GMA Sunday Headlines: May 31, 2015

    Sunday, July 12 2015 8:28 AM EDT2015-07-12 12:28:07 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Man Charged With Arson After Motel Fire

    Man Charged With Arson After Motel Fire

    Saturday, July 11 2015 10:44 PM EDT2015-07-12 02:44:06 GMT
    A man is behind bars after a Friday night motel fire.
    A man is behind bars after a Friday night motel fire.
  • Charter School Group Hopeful Round Two of Petitions Will Be Approved

    Charter School Group Hopeful Round Two of Petitions Will Be Approved

    Charter School Group Hopeful Round Two of Petitions Will Be Approved

    Saturday, July 11 2015 9:09 PM EDT2015-07-12 01:09:04 GMT
    Columbia County parents may have a new option for where their children can go to school. New petitions have been submitted by a group who wants to start a charter school focused on the arts. One of the board members said it was disappointing when a petition for the Columbia County School for the Arts was denied last year. But he said this time around, its product is even stronger than before. Even though summer has kicked off, it doesn't stop Lynn Parrish from thinking about the educational ...
    Columbia County parents may have a new option for where their children can go to school. New petitions have been submitted by a group who wants to start a charter school focused on the arts. One of the board members said it was disappointing when a petition for the Columbia County School for the Arts was denied last year. But he said this time around, its product is even stronger than before. Even though summer has kicked off, it doesn't stop Lynn Parrish from thinking about the educational ...
  • Rescued Dogs Trained to Help Veterans

    Rescued Dogs Trained to Help Veterans

    Saturday, July 11 2015 6:14 PM EDT2015-07-11 22:14:00 GMT
      One local group is coming up with ways to serve veterans year round, and give rescue dogs another chance. 
      One local group is coming up with ways to serve veterans year round, and give rescue dogs another chance. 
  • Bacon Bandit Wanted for Subway Theft

    Bacon Bandit Wanted for Subway Theft

    Saturday, July 11 2015 12:12 PM EDT2015-07-11 16:12:04 GMT
     Ketheryn Thomas is accused of stealing 300 strips of bacon from the Subway on Deans Bridge Road.
     Ketheryn Thomas is accused of stealing 300 strips of bacon from the Subway on Deans Bridge Road.
  • GMA Saturday Headlines: May 30, 2015

    GMA Saturday Headlines: May 30, 2015

    Saturday, July 11 2015 9:08 AM EDT2015-07-11 13:08:00 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • 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.
  • 1 On 1: Getting You Ready For Hurricane Season

    1 On 1: Getting You Ready For Hurricane Season

    Saturday, July 11 2015 8:36 AM EDT2015-07-11 12:36:05 GMT
    Hurricane season starts Monday and there is a hurricane preparedness workshop on Saturday
    Hurricane season starts Monday and there is a hurricane preparedness workshop on Saturday
  • Salvation Army Collecting Food, Fans and Bottled Water

    Salvation Army Collecting Food, Fans and Bottled Water

    Friday, July 10 2015 9:30 PM EDT2015-07-11 01:30:09 GMT
    The Salvation Army of Augusta will host its "Cans, Fans and Bottled Water" drive May 30th to collect canned food, electric fans, and bottled water for individuals and families in need.
    The Salvation Army of Augusta will host its "Cans, Fans and Bottled Water" drive May 30th to collect canned food, electric fans, and bottled water for individuals and families in need.
  • Golden Harvest Food Bank To Distribute Food On Saturday

    Golden Harvest Food Bank To Distribute Food On Saturday

    Friday, July 10 2015 6:28 PM EDT2015-07-10 22:28:08 GMT
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    Golden Harvest Food Bank is hosting its “Beat Summer Hunger” Mobile Food Pantry Distribution event Saturday morning where food will be distributed free of charge to Richmond County residents.
    Golden Harvest Food Bank is hosting its “Beat Summer Hunger” Mobile Food Pantry Distribution event Saturday morning where food will be distributed free of charge to Richmond County residents.
  • Augusta Grandfather Euphoric After Winning New 2015 Cadillac SRX

    Augusta Grandfather Euphoric After Winning New 2015 Cadillac SRX

    Friday, July 10 2015 6:02 PM EDT2015-07-10 22:02:05 GMT
    Photo of James Ford (right) and his wife Jennie. They were presented with a 2015 Cadillac SRX, sourtesy of the Georgia Lottery on Friday (Photo courtesy: Georgia Lottery Corp)Photo of James Ford (right) and his wife Jennie. They were presented with a 2015 Cadillac SRX, sourtesy of the Georgia Lottery on Friday (Photo courtesy: Georgia Lottery Corp)
    James Ford, a grandfather of three, has won a brand new 2015 Cadillac SRX courtesy of the Georgia Lottery.
    James Ford, a grandfather of three, has won a brand new 2015 Cadillac SRX courtesy of the Georgia Lottery.
  • Augusta Newborn Named First 5/29 College Savings Day Baby at Doctors Hospital

    Augusta Newborn Named First 5/29 College Savings Day Baby at Doctors Hospital

    Friday, July 10 2015 5:57 PM EDT2015-07-10 21:57:07 GMT
    Photo of the Parker family and their Path2College 529 Plan check (courtesy: Doctors Hospital)Photo of the Parker family and their Path2College 529 Plan check (courtesy: Doctors Hospital)
    For one Augusta family, May 29th will always be a special day. Not only did they welcome 8lb.4oz. baby Sage Parker at 5:06 a.m., they were awarded $1,529 for his college savings.
    For one Augusta family, May 29th will always be a special day. Not only did they welcome 8lb.4oz. baby Sage Parker at 5:06 a.m., they were awarded $1,529 for his college savings.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Several Suspects Arrested After Drug Investigation, Police Pursuit In Augusta

    UPDATED ON 6: Several Suspects Arrested After Drug Investigation, Police Pursuit In Augusta

    Friday, July 10 2015 4:35 PM EDT2015-07-10 20:35:06 GMT
    Photo of marijuana, a gun, and cash seized in a Richmond County drug investigationPhoto of marijuana, a gun, and cash seized in a Richmond County drug investigation
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has released some information concerning a Thursday afternoon pursuit and crashes involving county-owned vehicles.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has released some information concerning a Thursday afternoon pursuit and crashes involving county-owned vehicles.
  • Keeping Kids Away From Summertime Crime

    Keeping Kids Away From Summertime Crime

    Friday, July 10 2015 4:20 PM EDT2015-07-10 20:20:04 GMT
    One bad decision is all it takes to move your child from school to the slammer. Summertime is prime time for kids to get in trouble. "Misdemeanor cases. criminal trespass, vandalism. misdemeanor thefts, shoplifting, that sort of thing." Columbia County Sheriff's Captain Steve Morris knows prevention starts with police presence. "We focus on our parks and recreation areas, Morris says. Kids have a tendency to congregate in certain areas. we respond to those areas. we're highly visible." ...
    One bad decision is all it takes to move your child from school to the slammer. Summertime is prime time for kids to get in trouble. "Misdemeanor cases. criminal trespass, vandalism. misdemeanor thefts, shoplifting, that sort of thing." Columbia County Sheriff's Captain Steve Morris knows prevention starts with police presence. "We focus on our parks and recreation areas, Morris says. Kids have a tendency to congregate in certain areas. we respond to those areas. we're highly visible." ...
  • Georgia Anheuser-Busch Brewery Cans Drinking Water For Emergencies

    Georgia Anheuser-Busch Brewery Cans Drinking Water For Emergencies

    Friday, July 10 2015 11:59 AM EDT2015-07-10 15:59:09 GMT
    Photo of cans of Anheuser-Busch drinking water (Courtesy: Anheuser-Busch)Photo of cans of Anheuser-Busch drinking water (Courtesy: Anheuser-Busch)
    An Anheuser-Busch brewery in Cartersville, Georgia has converted one of its packaging lines to can drinking water to help out the American Red Cross following disasters.
    An Anheuser-Busch brewery in Cartersville, Georgia has converted one of its packaging lines to can drinking water to help out the American Red Cross following disasters.
  • "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.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Friday, July 10 2015 7:02 AM EDT2015-07-10 11:02:03 GMT
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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • GDOT: Road Construction in Augusta is a Sign of Progress

    GDOT: Road Construction in Augusta is a Sign of Progress

    Thursday, July 9 2015 5:58 PM EDT2015-07-09 21:58:05 GMT
    State Transportation Chairman Don Grantham says road construction is a sign of progress.
    State Transportation Chairman Don Grantham says road construction is a sign of progress.
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple Vehicles Involved In Columbia County Crash

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple Vehicles Involved In Columbia County Crash

    Thursday, July 9 2015 5:48 PM EDT2015-07-09 21:48:05 GMT
    Photo from the scene of a multiple vehicle crash in Columbia Road on South Belair Road at Holley RoadPhoto from the scene of a multiple vehicle crash in Columbia Road on South Belair Road at Holley Road
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned Columbia County Sheriff's Office deputies are on the scene of a multiple vehicle crash.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned Columbia County Sheriff's Office deputies are on the scene of a multiple vehicle crash.
  • Former Richmond County Coroner Pleads Guilty to Stealing from the Dead

    Former Richmond County Coroner Pleads Guilty to Stealing from the Dead

    Thursday, July 9 2015 5:40 PM EDT2015-07-09 21:40:06 GMT
    Mug shot of fo0rmer Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of fo0rmer Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    Former Richmond County Coroner, Grover Tuten pleaded guilty Wednesday to the federal charge of Unauthorized Use of an Access Device.
    Former Richmond County Coroner, Grover Tuten pleaded guilty Wednesday to the federal charge of Unauthorized Use of an Access Device.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Victim In Deadly Taliaferro Crash On I-20 Identified

    UPDATED ON 6: Victim In Deadly Taliaferro Crash On I-20 Identified

    Thursday, July 9 2015 5:34 PM EDT2015-07-09 21:34:00 GMT
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    We now know the name of the person who died in a crash on I-20 in Taliaferro County that happened Thursday afternoon.
    We now know the name of the person who died in a crash on I-20 in Taliaferro County that happened Thursday afternoon.
  • Hephzibah Murder Suspect Indicted

    Hephzibah Murder Suspect Indicted

    Thursday, July 9 2015 4:42 PM EDT2015-07-09 20:42:04 GMT
    Mug shot of Richard Manley Ouzts (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Richard Manley Ouzts (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the suspect in a March 1st murder in Hephzibah has been indicted.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the suspect in a March 1st murder in Hephzibah has been indicted.
  • Alleged "Foot Fetishist" Indicted On Robbery Charge

    Alleged "Foot Fetishist" Indicted On Robbery Charge

    Thursday, July 9 2015 3:42 PM EDT2015-07-09 19:42:00 GMT
    Mug shot of Joey William Leaphart (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Joey William Leaphart (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that an alleged "foot fetishist" has been indicted on a robbery charge from a March 18th incident in Richmond County.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that an alleged "foot fetishist" has been indicted on a robbery charge from a March 18th incident in Richmond County.
  • Metro Augusta's Unemployment Rate Declines To 6.1 Percent In April

    Metro Augusta's Unemployment Rate Declines To 6.1 Percent In April

    Thursday, July 9 2015 2:29 PM EDT2015-07-09 18:29:06 GMT
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    The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Augusta's unemployment rate for April was 6.1 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in March.
    The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Augusta's unemployment rate for April was 6.1 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in March.
  • CSRA's Unemployment Rate Declines To 6.4 Percent In April

    CSRA's Unemployment Rate Declines To 6.4 Percent In April

    Thursday, July 9 2015 2:28 PM EDT2015-07-09 18:28:07 GMT
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    The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) region for April was 6.4 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 6.8 percent in March.
    The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) region for April was 6.4 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 6.8 percent in March.
  • Augusta Mother Accused Of Locking Teen Out Of Their Home For Missing Curfew

    Augusta Mother Accused Of Locking Teen Out Of Their Home For Missing Curfew

    Thursday, July 9 2015 2:09 PM EDT2015-07-09 18:09:07 GMT
    Mug shot of 34-year-old Antonia Antoinette Folsom, who is accused of ocking her 13-year-old son out of their home for repeatedly missing curfew (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of 34-year-old Antonia Antoinette Folsom, who is accused of ocking her 13-year-old son out of their home for repeatedly missing curfew (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    An Augusta mother is in trouble after allegedly making her 13-year-old son sleep outside for missing curfew several times.
    An Augusta mother is in trouble after allegedly making her 13-year-old son sleep outside for missing curfew several times.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Thursday, July 9 2015 7:00 AM EDT2015-07-09 11:00:18 GMT
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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Screven County Teen Dies In Rollover Accident

    Screven County Teen Dies In Rollover Accident

    Wednesday, July 8 2015 8:03 PM EDT2015-07-09 00:03:05 GMT
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    A teenager is dead after a rollover accident in Screven County.
    A teenager is dead after a rollover accident in Screven County.
  • Richmond County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Serves Suspension

    Richmond County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Serves Suspension

    Wednesday, July 8 2015 7:59 PM EDT2015-07-08 23:59:05 GMT
    Photo of Chief Deputy Patrick Clayton, of the Richmond County Sheriff's OfficePhoto of Chief Deputy Patrick Clayton, of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office
    Chief Deputy Patrick Clayton, of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, is back on the job after serving a two day suspension.
    Chief Deputy Patrick Clayton, of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, is back on the job after serving a two day suspension.
  • Eye In The Sky Increases Thousands Of Richmond County Property Values

    Eye In The Sky Increases Thousands Of Richmond County Property Values

    Wednesday, July 8 2015 7:28 PM EDT2015-07-08 23:28:05 GMT
    A pictomertry photo of properties in Richmond CountyA pictomertry photo of properties in Richmond County
    Thousands of Augusta and Richmond County property owners saw an increase in their property values and you can thank pictometry for some of that. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola explains.
    Thousands of Augusta and Richmond County property owners saw an increase in their property values and you can thank pictometry for some of that. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola explains.
  • Augusta To Study Fort Gordon Bus Route To Keep It Rolling

    Augusta To Study Fort Gordon Bus Route To Keep It Rolling

    Wednesday, July 8 2015 6:38 PM EDT2015-07-08 22:38:02 GMT
    Photo of riders boarding an Augusta Public Transit busPhoto of riders boarding an Augusta Public Transit bus
    Low ridership and no money to continue the Fort Gordon bus route isn't stopping some Augusta Commissioners from waiting to take a second look.
    Low ridership and no money to continue the Fort Gordon bus route isn't stopping some Augusta Commissioners from waiting to take a second look.
  • Augusta Commissioners Want Something Done At Regency Mall

    Augusta Commissioners Want Something Done At Regency Mall

    Wednesday, July 8 2015 6:28 PM EDT2015-07-08 22:28:04 GMT
    Photo of Regency Mall, in Augusta, GeorgiaPhoto of Regency Mall, in Augusta, Georgia
    Augusta doesn't own it, nor have the money to do anything with it, but some Augusta leaders are pushing to get the Regency Mall area developed one way or the other.
    Augusta doesn't own it, nor have the money to do anything with it, but some Augusta leaders are pushing to get the Regency Mall area developed one way or the other.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Lincoln County Deputy Resigns After Being Charged With Simple Battery, Wife Also Charged

    UPDATED ON 6: Lincoln County Deputy Resigns After Being Charged With Simple Battery, Wife Also Charged

    Wednesday, July 8 2015 4:58 PM EDT2015-07-08 20:58:08 GMT
    Mug shots of 31-year-old Ashley Brown Reed and her husband, former Lincoln County Sheriff's Office deputy Brandon Reed, 28. Both have been charged with Simple Battery. (Courtesy: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)Mug shots of 31-year-old Ashley Brown Reed and her husband, former Lincoln County Sheriff's Office deputy Brandon Reed, 28. Both have been charged with Simple Battery. (Courtesy: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a Lincoln County Sheriff's Office deputy is no longer with the department after being charged with Simple Battery. His wife has also been charged with Simple Battery.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a Lincoln County Sheriff's Office deputy is no longer with the department after being charged with Simple Battery. His wife has also been charged with Simple Battery.
  • New Speed Signs Help Deputies Track Problem Areas

    New Speed Signs Help Deputies Track Problem Areas

    New Speed Signs Help Deputies Track Problem Areas

    Wednesday, July 8 2015 4:06 PM EDT2015-07-08 20:06:00 GMT
    You may have noticed electronic message boards popping up around busy roads in Richmond County. These new signs are tracking speeds to see where people are going too fast. The boards are up in time for the summer season, when the sheriff's office says there's an increase in crashes. This week marks the beginning of the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer.” The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is hoping these signs will help deputies spot dangerous areas and prevent accidents. These signs are not on...
    You may have noticed electronic message boards popping up around busy roads in Richmond County. These new signs are tracking speeds to see where people are going too fast. The boards are up in time for the summer season, when the sheriff's office says there's an increase in crashes. This week marks the beginning of the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer.” The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is hoping these signs will help deputies spot dangerous areas and prevent accidents. These signs are not on...
  • UPDATED ON 6: Augusta Man Pleads Guilty To Attempting To Provide Material Support To Terrorists

    UPDATED ON 6: Augusta Man Pleads Guilty To Attempting To Provide Material Support To Terrorists

    Wednesday, July 8 2015 2:44 PM EDT2015-07-08 18:44:01 GMT
    Mug shot of 37-year-old Leon Nathan Davis (aka Abdul Wakil Khalil), being led away from Federal Court in Augusta on WednesdayMug shot of 37-year-old Leon Nathan Davis (aka Abdul Wakil Khalil), being led away from Federal Court in Augusta on Wednesday
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned an Augusta man is in court after being arrested and accused of trying to reach out to terror group ISIS.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned an Augusta man is in court after being arrested and accused of trying to reach out to terror group ISIS.
  • Arrest Made In 2002 Emanuel County Murder

    Arrest Made In 2002 Emanuel County Murder

    Wednesday, July 8 2015 12:53 PM EDT2015-07-08 16:53:07 GMT
    Death Investigation graphicDeath Investigation graphic
    Emanuel County Sheriff's Office investigators have made an arrest in a murder that happened more than a decade ago.
    Emanuel County Sheriff's Office investigators have made an arrest in a murder that happened more than a decade ago.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Wednesday, July 8 2015 7:04 AM EDT2015-07-08 11:04:04 GMT
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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Harlem City Council to Make Final Decision on Rezoning for Apartment Complex

    Harlem City Council to Make Final Decision on Rezoning for Apartment Complex

    Harlem City Council to Make Final Decision on Rezoning for Apartment Complex

    Tuesday, July 7 2015 6:50 PM EDT2015-07-07 22:50:11 GMT
    A property in Harlem could be rezoned for apartments. It's up to Harlem City Council to decide whether to approve the application. The developers who want to build the apartment complex are describing it as "workforce housing" for families who are starting out. Also, a portion of the apartments will be specifically geared for Veterans and military. But some neighbors aren't excited about the idea of a new apartment complex going up in their small town. It's a plan that some in the City of Har...
    A property in Harlem could be rezoned for apartments. It's up to Harlem City Council to decide whether to approve the application. The developers who want to build the apartment complex are describing it as "workforce housing" for families who are starting out. Also, a portion of the apartments will be specifically geared for Veterans and military. But some neighbors aren't excited about the idea of a new apartment complex going up in their small town. It's a plan that some in the City of Har...
  • Demolition Of Historic Court Building Wouldn't Cost Augusta Any Extra, But Some Still Want It Gone

    Demolition Of Historic Court Building Wouldn't Cost Augusta Any Extra, But Some Still Want It Gone

    Tuesday, July 7 2015 6:07 PM EDT2015-07-07 22:07:06 GMT
    Photo of the old Augusta Courthouse annex buildingPhoto of the old Augusta Courthouse annex building
    As we reported Monday, it will not cost Augusta an extra $200,000 to tear down only a portion of  the historic court building, but just $31,000. Even with the change in price, some city leaders still want to see the building gone. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    As we reported Monday, it will not cost Augusta an extra $200,000 to tear down only a portion of  the historic court building, but just $31,000. Even with the change in price, some city leaders still want to see the building gone. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Augusta Commissioners Want Another Look At Fort Gordon Bus Route

    Augusta Commissioners Want Another Look At Fort Gordon Bus Route

    Tuesday, July 7 2015 5:56 PM EDT2015-07-07 21:56:04 GMT
    Photo of riders about to board an Augusta Public Transit busPhoto of riders about to board an Augusta Public Transit bus
    Its six month trial program is ending, so Augusta leaders are debating whether to spend another $150,000 to keep the Fort Gordon bus rolling the rest of the year.
    Its six month trial program is ending, so Augusta leaders are debating whether to spend another $150,000 to keep the Fort Gordon bus rolling the rest of the year.


  • Storm Water Utility Fee Set For Final Vote Next Week

    Storm Water Utility Fee Set For Final Vote Next Week

    Tuesday, July 7 2015 5:51 PM EDT2015-07-07 21:51:02 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
    The Storm Water Utility Fee is heading to a final vote. Some Augusta Commissioners say the fee needs to be cut by 30 percent, but others say the full fee is needed to do it right for Augusta.
    The Storm Water Utility Fee is heading to a final vote. Some Augusta Commissioners say the fee needs to be cut by 30 percent, but others say the full fee is needed to do it right for Augusta.
  • Augusta Man Accused Of Hitting Woman With A Hammer

    Augusta Man Accused Of Hitting Woman With A Hammer

    Tuesday, July 7 2015 5:19 PM EDT2015-07-07 21:19:06 GMT
    Mug shot of 57-year-old Michael Edward Anderson (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of 57-year-old Michael Edward Anderson (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    An Augusta man is in jail after being charged with hitting a woman with a hammer.
    An Augusta man is in jail after being charged with hitting a woman with a hammer.
  • UPDATE: Body Found of Missing Man on Thurmond Lake

    UPDATE: Body Found of Missing Man on Thurmond Lake

    Tuesday, July 7 2015 4:54 PM EDT2015-07-07 20:54:07 GMT
    Crews continue the search for a man who went missing in J. Strom Thurmond Lake after falling off a water craft.
    Crews continue the search for a man who went missing in J. Strom Thurmond Lake after falling off a water craft.
  • Two CSRA Students Appearing In The 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee

    Two CSRA Students Appearing In The 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee

    Tuesday, July 7 2015 3:03 PM EDT2015-07-07 19:03:07 GMT
    Photo of Meagan Olivia White and Charles Sirui Li (Courtesy: Scripps National Spelling Bee)Photo of Meagan Olivia White and Charles Sirui Li (Courtesy: Scripps National Spelling Bee)
    Two students from CSRA schools are making appearances in the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
    Two students from CSRA schools are making appearances in the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
  • Staying Safe When Lightning Strikes

    Staying Safe When Lightning Strikes

    Tuesday, July 7 2015 2:03 PM EDT2015-07-07 18:03:06 GMT
    Lightning safety tipsLightning safety tips
    Evans, GA - June is just around the corner, and with thunderstorm activity on the rise, it's important to know what to do if you are caught outside when lightning strikes.One of the most important things is when you are outside and thunder roars, head indoors. Get inside any kind of sturdy building. That will keep you safe from lightning.If you're caught out in the open with no sturdy shelter nearby, find a low-lying ditch away from tall, isolated objects such as trees or towers. If you're ou...
    Evans, GA - June is just around the corner, and with thunderstorm activity on the rise, it's important to know what to do if you are caught outside when lightning strikes.One of the most important things is when you are outside and thunder roars, head indoors. Get inside any kind of sturdy building. That will keep you safe from lightning.If you're caught out in the open with no sturdy shelter nearby, find a low-lying ditch away from tall, isolated objects such as trees or towers. If you're ou...
  • Storm Water Utility Fee Goes Back Before Augusta Commissioners

    Storm Water Utility Fee Goes Back Before Augusta Commissioners

    Tuesday, July 7 2015 9:55 AM EDT2015-07-07 13:55:09 GMT
    Photo of a rainstorm in AugustaPhoto of a rainstorm in Augusta
    Augusta leaders are going to keep the conversation going on a Storm Water Utility Fee on how much to charge and whether churches and businesses can get a break.
    Augusta leaders are going to keep the conversation going on a Storm Water Utility Fee on how much to charge and whether churches and businesses can get a break.
  • Saving All Of Augusta's Old Court Building Is Not As Expensive As First Claimed

    Saving All Of Augusta's Old Court Building Is Not As Expensive As First Claimed

    Tuesday, July 7 2015 9:12 AM EDT2015-07-07 13:12:05 GMT
    Photo of two historic Augusta buildings facing possible demolitionPhoto of two historic Augusta buildings facing possible demolition
    Augusta's City Administrator says a mistake was made when calculating demolition costs for the old courthouse annex.
    Augusta's City Administrator says a mistake was made when calculating demolition costs for the old courthouse annex.
  • Your Hometown Grovetown: Don Blackstock Interview

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Don Blackstock Interview

    Friday, July 3 2015 6:23 PM EDT2015-07-03 22:23:06 GMT
    Photo of WJBF News Channel 6 meteorologist John Lynn interviewing president of the CSRA Mustang Club and Mustang Club of America National Director, Don Blackstock, during Your Hometown Grovetown on Friday, May 22nd.Photo of WJBF News Channel 6 meteorologist John Lynn interviewing president of the CSRA Mustang Club and Mustang Club of America National Director, Don Blackstock, during Your Hometown Grovetown on Friday, May 22nd.
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn interviews Don Blackstock, who is the president of the CSRA Mustang Club and Mustang Club of America National Director at the Gateway Southern Stampede National Show during WJBF News Channel 6's Your Hometown Grovetown broadcast on Friday, May 22nd.
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn interviews Don Blackstock, who is the president of the CSRA Mustang Club and Mustang Club of America National Director at the Gateway Southern Stampede National Show during WJBF News Channel 6's Your Hometown Grovetown broadcast on Friday, May 22nd.
  • Your Hometown Grovetown: Frank Neal Interview

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Frank Neal Interview

    Friday, July 3 2015 6:18 PM EDT2015-07-03 22:18:00 GMT
    Photo of WJBF News Channel 6 meteorologist interviewing Grovetown City Planner Frank Neal during Your Hometown Grovetown on Friday, May 22nd.Photo of WJBF News Channel 6 meteorologist interviewing Grovetown City Planner Frank Neal during Your Hometown Grovetown on Friday, May 22nd.
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn interviews Frank Neal, who is Grovetown, Georgia's city planner, during WJBF News Channel 6's Your Hometown Grovetown broadcast on Friday, May 22nd.
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn interviews Frank Neal, who is Grovetown, Georgia's city planner, during WJBF News Channel 6's Your Hometown Grovetown broadcast on Friday, May 22nd.
  • Your Hometown Grovetown: Vision 2035

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Vision 2035

    Friday, July 3 2015 6:08 PM EDT2015-07-03 22:08:04 GMT
    Photo from the final Columbia County Vision 2035 meetingPhoto from the final Columbia County Vision 2035 meeting
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn tells us about the vision Columbia County leaders have for the next 20 years.
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn tells us about the vision Columbia County leaders have for the next 20 years.
  • Your Hometown Grovetown: Grovetown Residential Growth

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Grovetown Residential Growth

    Friday, July 3 2015 6:05 PM EDT2015-07-03 22:05:07 GMT
    Map graphic showing different residential areas in Columbia CountyMap graphic showing different residential areas in Columbia County
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn tells us about the explosive residential growth in Columbia County and Grovetown, Georgia.
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn tells us about the explosive residential growth in Columbia County and Grovetown, Georgia.
  • Your Hometown Grovetown: Grovetown Development

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Grovetown Development

    Friday, July 3 2015 6:03 PM EDT2015-07-03 22:03:05 GMT
    Photo of the Grovetown sign as you enter the city limitsPhoto of the Grovetown sign as you enter the city limits
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn tells us about the explosive growth in Columbia County and Grovetown, Georgia.
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn tells us about the explosive growth in Columbia County and Grovetown, Georgia.
  • Your Hometown Grovetown: CSRA Mustang Club

    Your Hometown Grovetown: CSRA Mustang Club

    Friday, July 3 2015 5:56 PM EDT2015-07-03 21:56:05 GMT
    Photo of a CSRA Mustang Club logo decal on a Ford Mustang at the Gateway Southern Stampede Mustang show in Grovetown, GeorgiaPhoto of a CSRA Mustang Club logo decal on a Ford Mustang at the Gateway Southern Stampede Mustang show in Grovetown, Georgia
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn tells us about the CSRA Mustang Club and their Gateway Southern Stampede National Show, which is being held in Grovetown, Georgia this weekend
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn tells us about the CSRA Mustang Club and their Gateway Southern Stampede National Show, which is being held in Grovetown, Georgia this weekend
  • Your Hometown Grovetown: Rebecca Erryn Moon Foundation

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Rebecca Erryn Moon Foundation

    Friday, July 3 2015 5:50 PM EDT2015-07-03 21:50:11 GMT
    Photo of Rebecca Erryn MoonPhoto of Rebecca Erryn Moon
    WJBF News Channel 6 meteorologist John Lynn tells us about the Rebecca Erryn Moon Foundation and its purpose as part of Your Hometown Grovetown, which aired on Friday, May 22nd.
    WJBF News Channel 6 meteorologist John Lynn tells us about the Rebecca Erryn Moon Foundation and its purpose as part of Your Hometown Grovetown, which aired on Friday, May 22nd.
  • Historic Augusta Building Demolition Costs Questioned

    Historic Augusta Building Demolition Costs Questioned

    Tuesday, June 30 2015 7:31 PM EDT2015-06-30 23:31:08 GMT
    Photo of two historic buildings in Augusta facing possible demolitionPhoto of two historic buildings in Augusta facing possible demolition
    Last month, Augusta's City Administrator told Commissioners it was $200,000 less expensive to tear down the entire old courthouse building than to do selective demolition on the newer addition, but now that estimate is being questioned. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Last month, Augusta's City Administrator told Commissioners it was $200,000 less expensive to tear down the entire old courthouse building than to do selective demolition on the newer addition, but now that estimate is being questioned. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Your Hometown Grovetown: Angie Moon Interview

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Angie Moon Interview

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 10:07 AM EDT2015-05-26 14:07:38 GMT
    Photo of WJBF News Channel 6 meteorologist interviewing Angie Moon during Your Hometown Grovetown on Friday, May 22nd.Photo of WJBF News Channel 6 meteorologist interviewing Angie Moon during Your Hometown Grovetown on Friday, May 22nd.
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn interviews Angie Moon, who tells us about the Rebecca Erryn Moon Foundation, during WJBF News Channel 6's Your Hometown Grovetown broadcast on Friday, May 22nd.
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn interviews Angie Moon, who tells us about the Rebecca Erryn Moon Foundation, during WJBF News Channel 6's Your Hometown Grovetown broadcast on Friday, May 22nd.
  • PHOTOS: Your Hometown: Grovetown

    PHOTOS: Your Hometown: Grovetown

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 10:01 AM EDT2015-05-26 14:01:16 GMT
    Photo of a Justin Key's 2004 Mustang GTPhoto of a Justin Key's 2004 Mustang GT
    We now have a photo gallery with photos taken before and during the "Your Hometown Grovetown" broadcast that took place Friday evening at the Gateway Southern Stampede in Grovetown Georgia.
    We now have a photo gallery with photos taken before and during the "Your Hometown Grovetown" broadcast that took place Friday evening at the Gateway Southern Stampede in Grovetown Georgia.
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