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  • 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, September 17 2014 6:58 AM EDT2014-09-17 10:58:03 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.
  • UPS Hiring For The Holidays

    UPS Hiring For The Holidays

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-09-17 01:42:03 GMT
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    UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers to help with package deliveries during the busy holiday season. The Atlanta company said Tuesday that the positions will include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers. Since last year's holiday season, UPS has implemented several measures to help prepare for this year's onslaught of deliveries. This includes making improvements to schedule planning, installing temporary mobile sorting and delivery centers and adding thousands of...
    UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers to help with package deliveries during the busy holiday season. The Atlanta company said Tuesday that the positions will include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers. Since last year's holiday season, UPS has implemented several measures to help prepare for this year's onslaught of deliveries. This includes making improvements to schedule planning, installing temporary mobile sorting and delivery centers and adding thousands of...
  • Golden Apple: Jermeka Ford

    Golden Apple: Jermeka Ford

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-09-17 01:32:58 GMT
    Jermeka Ford's 5th graders never stop."I give them various activities to work on," she says. "I give them choice board activities where they can research the things we're doing in history. They watch videos, they make videos, we do a lot of work with maps and interactive things that I can find on the internet for them to use."Projects that keep them focused on and excited about their schoolwork."The history books are pretty thick and often the kids will say 'oh, this is boring', so I'll try t...
    Jermeka Ford's 5th graders never stop."I give them various activities to work on," she says. "I give them choice board activities where they can research the things we're doing in history. They watch videos, they make videos, we do a lot of work with maps and interactive things that I can find on the internet for them to use."Projects that keep them focused on and excited about their schoolwork."The history books are pretty thick and often the kids will say 'oh, this is boring', so I'll try t...
  • BREAKING ON 6: Augusta Commissioners Name New City Administrator

    BREAKING ON 6: Augusta Commissioners Name New City Administrator

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:25:10 GMT
    Photo of Janice Allen Jackson, who is the former city manager of Albany, Georgia, She was approved by the Augusta Commission Tuesday evening to be the next City Administrator of Augusta.Photo of Janice Allen Jackson, who is the former city manager of Albany, Georgia, She was approved by the Augusta Commission Tuesday evening to be the next City Administrator of Augusta.
    The Augusta Commission has decided on the person to replace Fred Russell as Augusta's City Administrator.
    The Augusta Commission has decided on the person to replace Fred Russell as Augusta's City Administrator.
  • Georgia State Superintendent Candidate Tours Columbia County Schools

    Georgia State Superintendent Candidate Tours Columbia County Schools

    Georgia State Superintendent Candidate Tours Columbia County Schools

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:13:13 GMT
    One of the Georgia State Schools Superintendent candidates took a close look at several Columbia County schools on Tuesday. Republican Richard Woods toured four middle and high schools. Woods sat down with students at a round-table to discuss thoughts and opinions with students about the curriculum, class size, and changes they want to see. The Columbia Middle School Principal says it's a great way for Woodsto get an inside look at how the school system works."It's a great opportunity for hi...
    One of the Georgia State Schools Superintendent candidates took a close look at several Columbia County schools on Tuesday. Republican Richard Woods toured four middle and high schools. Woods sat down with students at a round-table to discuss thoughts and opinions with students about the curriculum, class size, and changes they want to see. The Columbia Middle School Principal says it's a great way for Woodsto get an inside look at how the school system works."It's a great opportunity for hi...
  • How Does the State Define Child Abuse?

    How Does the State Define Child Abuse?

    How Does the State Define Child Abuse?

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:22:08 GMT
    Star NFL running back Adrian Peterson has been cleared by the Minnesota Vikings to play on Sunday while he fights child abuse charge for spanking his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch.Meanwhile, a Houston TV station is reporting that Peterson was also accused in a separate incident involving a different son after the boy allegedly suffered a head wound while Peterson disciplined him.Peterson maintains he was simply ...
    Star NFL running back Adrian Peterson has been cleared by the Minnesota Vikings to play on Sunday while he fights child abuse charge for spanking his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch.Meanwhile, a Houston TV station is reporting that Peterson was also accused in a separate incident involving a different son after the boy allegedly suffered a head wound while Peterson disciplined him.Peterson maintains he was simply ...
  • Jefferson Energy Phone System Conversion Will Cause Outage Of Regularly Listed Phone Numbers

    Jefferson Energy Phone System Conversion Will Cause Outage Of Regularly Listed Phone Numbers

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:08:08 GMT
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    Jefferson Energy Cooperative has announced they will be converting to a new phone system, and there will be an outage of regularly listed numbers on Thursday evening.
    Jefferson Energy Cooperative has announced they will be converting to a new phone system, and there will be an outage of regularly listed numbers on Thursday evening.
  • New Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market Coming To Augusta

    New Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market Coming To Augusta

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:37:22 GMT
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    There is a new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market planned to be built in Richmond County.
    There is a new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market planned to be built in Richmond County.
  • BREAKING ON 6: Dr. George C. Bradley Resigns As President Of Paine College

    BREAKING ON 6: Dr. George C. Bradley Resigns As President Of Paine College

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:38:09 GMT
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    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Dr. George C. Bradley has resigned as president of Paine College.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Dr. George C. Bradley has resigned as president of Paine College.
  • Intermedix IRONMAN 70.3 Routes/Traffic Plan Announced

    Intermedix IRONMAN 70.3 Routes/Traffic Plan Announced

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:24:50 GMT
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    Organizers of the Intermedix IRONMAN® 70.3® Augusta announced information regarding the IRONMAN® route and traffic plan Tuesday morning.
    Organizers of the Intermedix IRONMAN® 70.3® Augusta announced information regarding the IRONMAN® route and traffic plan Tuesday morning.
  • UPDATED ON 6: HAZMAT Crews Called To Wrens, Georgia For Suspicious Odor

    UPDATED ON 6: HAZMAT Crews Called To Wrens, Georgia For Suspicious Odor

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:51:03 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned new information on a situation involving Richmond County Hazmat crews responding to a suspicious odor in Jefferson County Monday night.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned new information on a situation involving Richmond County Hazmat crews responding to a suspicious odor in Jefferson County Monday night.
  • 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

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:06 AM EDT2014-09-16 11:06:26 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.
  • Former President Backs GA Senate Candidate

    Former President Backs GA Senate Candidate

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:50 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:50:55 GMT
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    Former President George H.W. Bush has endorsed Republican David Perdue over the CEO of a nonprofit he founded, Democrat Michelle Nunn, in Georgia's closely watched Senate race. Bush said Monday that Perdue "will be an independent voice for Georgia while working for positive solutions to our toughest challenges." The move was expected as Bush had pledged to support the GOP nominee. The race has national implications, with Democrats seeing Nunn as one of their best chances to thwart GOP plans t...
    Former President George H.W. Bush has endorsed Republican David Perdue over the CEO of a nonprofit he founded, Democrat Michelle Nunn, in Georgia's closely watched Senate race. Bush said Monday that Perdue "will be an independent voice for Georgia while working for positive solutions to our toughest challenges." The move was expected as Bush had pledged to support the GOP nominee. The race has national implications, with Democrats seeing Nunn as one of their best chances to thwart GOP plans t...
  • Augusta Commission Accused Of Playing "Let's Make A Deal" On District 7 Replacement

    Augusta Commission Accused Of Playing "Let's Make A Deal" On District 7 Replacement

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:08:24 GMT
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    Augusta Commissioners are attempting to find a new District 7 Commissioner to replace Donnie Smith, but one candidate says he is out, accusing city leaders of unprofessional horse trading when it comes to the appointment. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Augusta Commissioners are attempting to find a new District 7 Commissioner to replace Donnie Smith, but one candidate says he is out, accusing city leaders of unprofessional horse trading when it comes to the appointment. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • FEMA Expert To Lead Augusta's Appeal

    FEMA Expert To Lead Augusta's Appeal

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:47:45 GMT
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    FEMA is disputing millions of dollars in Augusta claims for reimbursement from the February ice storm, and now the city looks for high priced help in Washington D.C. to take on the agency.
    FEMA is disputing millions of dollars in Augusta claims for reimbursement from the February ice storm, and now the city looks for high priced help in Washington D.C. to take on the agency.
  • Employee Raises and Vacation Buy Back Could Cost Augusta Tax Payers $1.5 Million

    Employee Raises and Vacation Buy Back Could Cost Augusta Tax Payers $1.5 Million

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:46:28 GMT
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    Bigger tax bills hit the mail in Augusta this weekend and taxpayers are already paying up, with plans for the tax increase to pay for employee raises and vacation buyback that could run more than $1.5 million.
    Bigger tax bills hit the mail in Augusta this weekend and taxpayers are already paying up, with plans for the tax increase to pay for employee raises and vacation buyback that could run more than $1.5 million.
  • Too Many Antibiotics

    Too Many Antibiotics

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:45:25 GMT
    Antibiotics. New research showing the warnings about antibiotic overuse may not be sticking when it comes to our kids.
    Antibiotics. New research showing the warnings about antibiotic overuse may not be sticking when it comes to our kids.
  • Changes in Tax Collections to Protect the County

    Changes in Tax Collections to Protect the County

    Changes in Tax Collections to Protect the County

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:41:24 GMT
    Changes in the way taxes are collected in parts of Columbia County after an investigation into how former Tax Commissioner Kay Allen handled those taxes. Allen resigned in March after it was revealed she was pocketing some of the money collected from the cities of Harlem and Grovetown.The Kay Allen case was a wake-up call for the county, bringing forward agreements needing changes. The money will go to the county's ge...
    Changes in the way taxes are collected in parts of Columbia County after an investigation into how former Tax Commissioner Kay Allen handled those taxes. Allen resigned in March after it was revealed she was pocketing some of the money collected from the cities of Harlem and Grovetown.The Kay Allen case was a wake-up call for the county, bringing forward agreements needing changes. The money will go to the county's ge...
  • UPDATED ON 6: Small Earthquake Hits The CSRA

    UPDATED ON 6: Small Earthquake Hits The CSRA

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:41:10 GMT
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    Columbia County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) director Pam Tucker has provided WJBF with more information on the late Sunday night earthquake in the CSRA.
    Columbia County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) director Pam Tucker has provided WJBF with more information on the late Sunday night earthquake in the CSRA.
  • Columbia County School System Announces Administrative Appointments

    Columbia County School System Announces Administrative Appointments

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:14:57 GMT
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    The Columbia County School System has announced two administrative appointments.
    The Columbia County School System has announced two administrative appointments.
  • Oily Substance Found in River May Have Come From Storm Drain

    Oily Substance Found in River May Have Come From Storm Drain

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:03:36 GMT
     An oily substance found in the Savannah River could have come from a storm drain.
     An oily substance found in the Savannah River could have come from a storm drain.
  • Plant Vogtle Unit 2 Begins Planned Refueling And Maintenance Outage

    Plant Vogtle Unit 2 Begins Planned Refueling And Maintenance Outage

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:31:11 GMT
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    Plant operators safely took Unit 2 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant offline on Sunday for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.
    Plant operators safely took Unit 2 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant offline on Sunday for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.
  • Hephzibah Man Sentenced To 30 Years For Sexually Exploiting A Minor

    Hephzibah Man Sentenced To 30 Years For Sexually Exploiting A Minor

    Monday, September 15 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-09-15 17:45:02 GMT
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    A 37-year-old Hephzibah, Georgia man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor through the Production of Child Pornography.
    A 37-year-old Hephzibah, Georgia man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor through the Production of Child Pornography.
  • CSRA Morning News Update: September 15, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: September 15, 2014

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:27:38 GMT
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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.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • 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, September 15 2014 7:29 AM EDT2014-09-15 11:29:06 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.
  • Georgia Bulldog fans suck up Their Pride for a Good Cause

    Georgia Bulldog fans suck up Their Pride for a Good Cause

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-09-15 02:37:43 GMT
    Georgia fan walks the 13th street bridge for charity.Georgia fan walks the 13th street bridge for charity.

    South Carolina Gamecock and Georgia Bulldog fans took bets to a whole new level. Georgia fans walked across the 13th street in a dress and wig to raise money for a good cause.

    South Carolina Gamecock and Georgia Bulldog fans took bets to a whole new level. Georgia fans walked across the 13th street in a dress and wig to raise money for a good cause.

  • Augusta Officials Issue No Swimming Order For Savannah River

    Augusta Officials Issue No Swimming Order For Savannah River

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:11:46 GMT
    The Augusta Fire Department and the Augusta-Richmond County Emergency Management Agency have released a "Do Not Swim Order" for the Savannah River.
    The Augusta Fire Department and the Augusta-Richmond County Emergency Management Agency have released a "Do Not Swim Order" for the Savannah River.
  • Cut-A-Thon Helps Families with Medical Needs

    Cut-A-Thon Helps Families with Medical Needs

    Cut-A-Thon Helps Families with Medical Needs

    Sunday, September 14 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-09-14 21:20:59 GMT
    The Trendz Salon in Columbia County offered free haircuts all day to raise money for a local family. Donations from the Cut-A-Thon go to help a child with medical needs.This isn't the first child this event has helped, more than $50,000 have been raised through this event for six other children in the area. Dozens in the community came to have lunch, take part in a raffle, and get haircuts at the event called Payton's...
    The Trendz Salon in Columbia County offered free haircuts all day to raise money for a local family. Donations from the Cut-A-Thon go to help a child with medical needs.This isn't the first child this event has helped, more than $50,000 have been raised through this event for six other children in the area. Dozens in the community came to have lunch, take part in a raffle, and get haircuts at the event called Payton's...
  • Augusta Officials Fighting For More FEMA Money

    Augusta Officials Fighting For More FEMA Money

    Saturday, September 13 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-09-14 03:08:24 GMT
    Augusta city leaders are still trying to get more money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the cost of February's ice storm cleanup.
    Augusta city leaders are still trying to get more money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the cost of February's ice storm cleanup.
  • Hundreds of Hackers from all over the World Gather in Augusta

    Hundreds of Hackers from all over the World Gather in Augusta

    Saturday, September 13 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-09-13 23:49:58 GMT

    Expert hackers from all over the world came to Augusta for the B Sides convention. These professionals demonstrated and spoke about how important it is to make sure your belongings and information are secure. Their message is, you might not be as safe as you think you are.

    Expert hackers from all over the world came to Augusta for the B Sides convention. These professionals demonstrated and spoke about how important it is to make sure your belongings and information are secure. Their message is, you might not be as safe as you think you are.

  • Smoke A Butt, Give A Backpack

    Smoke A Butt, Give A Backpack

    Saturday, September 13 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-09-13 13:35:09 GMT
    Several smokers were used to cook nearly 200 pork butts last night for a good cause. The Columbia County Exchange Club sponsored Boston “Butts” for Backpacks at HCCU on Washington Road. It was all in an effort to help unfortunate children of the CSRA.Alexandra Berry, District Manager, Kelly Services says, “We're ready. Right now we have enough ready to pick up and we actually wanna make sure everybody can watch the game at 3:30 so we're out of here by Noon.” The club meets every Thursday at B...
    Several smokers were used to cook nearly 200 pork butts last night for a good cause. The Columbia County Exchange Club sponsored Boston “Butts” for Backpacks at HCCU on Washington Road. It was all in an effort to help unfortunate children of the CSRA.Alexandra Berry, District Manager, Kelly Services says, “We're ready. Right now we have enough ready to pick up and we actually wanna make sure everybody can watch the game at 3:30 so we're out of here by Noon.” The club meets every Thursday at B...
  • Father Accused Of Killing His Children Waives Court Appearance

    Father Accused Of Killing His Children Waives Court Appearance

    Friday, September 12 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-09-13 01:02:23 GMT
    Photo of 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones Jr., from Lexington County, who has been accused of murdering his 5 kids and burying their bodies in AlabamaPhoto of 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones Jr., from Lexington County, who has been accused of murdering his 5 kids and burying their bodies in Alabama
    The investigation continues into a man accused of killing his five children. Timothy Ray Jones, Junior was expected in court Friday for a bond hearing.But he waived his right to appear.He'll be held without bond and transferred to the custody of the South Carolina Department of Corrections.One of his lawyers says Jones has a history of mental illness and has been treated in the past. Lawyer Amy Zmroczek says,"We have some serious concerns, obviously, about his mental health. Jail and prisons ...
    The investigation continues into a man accused of killing his five children. Timothy Ray Jones, Junior was expected in court Friday for a bond hearing.But he waived his right to appear.He'll be held without bond and transferred to the custody of the South Carolina Department of Corrections.One of his lawyers says Jones has a history of mental illness and has been treated in the past. Lawyer Amy Zmroczek says,"We have some serious concerns, obviously, about his mental health. Jail and prisons ...
  • President Coming To Atlanta To Talk Ebola

    President Coming To Atlanta To Talk Ebola

    Friday, September 12 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-09-13 00:53:51 GMT
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    President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama will be in Atlanta on Tuesday. He'll be briefed about the outbreak and discuss the U.S. response with officials. Earnest says Obama will also thank the doctors, scientists and health care workers responding to the crisis. Obama will also be briefed about cases of respiratory illness being reported in the Midwest. ...
    President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama will be in Atlanta on Tuesday. He'll be briefed about the outbreak and discuss the U.S. response with officials. Earnest says Obama will also thank the doctors, scientists and health care workers responding to the crisis. Obama will also be briefed about cases of respiratory illness being reported in the Midwest. ...
  • Sheriff Roundtree Supports Energy Excise Tax

    Sheriff Roundtree Supports Energy Excise Tax

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:17:13 GMT
    Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree says the revenue from the energy excise tax would allow him to pay his deputies more money so they don't leave for better paying jobs.
     
    Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree says the revenue from the energy excise tax would allow him to pay his deputies more money so they don't leave for better paying jobs.
     

  • WATCH LIVE: Burke County Faces North Augusta On Game Night Live Friday Night

    WATCH LIVE: Burke County Faces North Augusta On Game Night Live Friday Night

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:09:38 GMT
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    The Burke County (GA) High School Bears travel to North Augusta and hope to avoid being stung by the Yellow Jackets of North Augusta High School Friday night on GAME NIGHT LIVE.
    The Burke County (GA) High School Bears travel to North Augusta and hope to avoid being stung by the Yellow Jackets of North Augusta High School Friday night on GAME NIGHT LIVE.
  • YHT BFF Blitz: Toddler With Severe Burns Well On His Way To Being "A Normal Boy"

    YHT BFF Blitz: Toddler With Severe Burns Well On His Way To Being "A Normal Boy"

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:48:14 GMT
    Photo of (from left to right) Pam Thompson, 3-year-old Nathan Thompson, and Kevin ThompsonPhoto of (from left to right) Pam Thompson, 3-year-old Nathan Thompson, and Kevin Thompson
    When a child is hurt or becomes ill, a parent can feel overwhelmed with caring for the child, but there are foundations and amazing doctors right here in Augusta with amazing talents. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn explains.
    When a child is hurt or becomes ill, a parent can feel overwhelmed with caring for the child, but there are foundations and amazing doctors right here in Augusta with amazing talents. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn explains.
  • YHT BFF Blitz: Chavis House Helps Lessen The Burden On Families Of Burn Patients

    YHT BFF Blitz: Chavis House Helps Lessen The Burden On Families Of Burn Patients

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:28:00 GMT
    Photo from inside the Chavis House which provides assistance to families of burn patients being treated in Augusta, GeorgiaPhoto from inside the Chavis House which provides assistance to families of burn patients being treated in Augusta, Georgia
    When a loved one is injured and they have to receive treatment out of town or out of state, it can be very hard financially on the family. One local house here in the CSRA helps out in every way possible. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn explains.
    When a loved one is injured and they have to receive treatment out of town or out of state, it can be very hard financially on the family. One local house here in the CSRA helps out in every way possible. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn explains.
  • YHT BFF Blitz: History Of The Joseph M. Still Burn Center

    YHT BFF Blitz: History Of The Joseph M. Still Burn Center

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:14:15 GMT
    Photo of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital, in Augusta, GeorgiaPhoto of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital, in Augusta, Georgia
    The Joseph M. Still Burn Center is the largest burn centers in America and it has helped many families on the road to recovery. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn takes a look at the history of the Burn Center and what makes it so special.
    The Joseph M. Still Burn Center is the largest burn centers in America and it has helped many families on the road to recovery. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn takes a look at the history of the Burn Center and what makes it so special.
  • Fans Lining Up For Guitar Pull Tickets Over A Week Before They Go On Sale

    Fans Lining Up For Guitar Pull Tickets Over A Week Before They Go On Sale

    Friday, September 12 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-09-12 18:54:25 GMT
    Photo of tents belonging to people in line at the James Brown Arena for tickets for the New Country KICKS 99 Guitar Pull over a week before the tickets go on sale.Photo of tents belonging to people in line at the James Brown Arena for tickets for the New Country KICKS 99 Guitar Pull over a week before the tickets go on sale.
    Some country music fans aren't willing to risk missing out on the New Country Kicks 99 Guitar Pull. WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise explains.
    Some country music fans aren't willing to risk missing out on the New Country Kicks 99 Guitar Pull. WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise explains.
  • Jerry Seinfeld Returning To Augusta In January

    Jerry Seinfeld Returning To Augusta In January

    Friday, September 12 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-09-12 13:22:16 GMT
    Photo of comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who will be preforming in Augusta in January (Courtesy: ABC News)Photo of comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who will be preforming in Augusta in January (Courtesy: ABC News)
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Jerry Seinfeld will making a return to Augusta in January.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Jerry Seinfeld will making a return to Augusta in January.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Deadly Accident Shuts Down Part of Interstate 20

    UPDATED ON 6: Deadly Accident Shuts Down Part of Interstate 20

    Friday, September 12 2014 8:37 AM EDT2014-09-12 12:37:07 GMT
    Photo from the scene of an early Friday morning deadly accident on I-20 near mile marker 179 in Columbia CountyPhoto from the scene of an early Friday morning deadly accident on I-20 near mile marker 179 in Columbia County
    WJBF News Channel 6 has confirmed that two people have died as a result of of an early Friday morning crash on I-20 in Columbia County.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has confirmed that two people have died as a result of of an early Friday morning crash on I-20 in Columbia County.
  • Investigators: We Know Why Daniel Robinson Was In Columbia County

    Investigators: We Know Why Daniel Robinson Was In Columbia County

    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-09-12 03:01:15 GMT
    Investigators believe they now know why a Jacksonville man was in Columbia County the night they say he shot and killed a 55-year-old man.
    Investigators believe they now know why a Jacksonville man was in Columbia County the night they say he shot and killed a 55-year-old man.
  • Sheriff's Office To Have State Certification By End Of 2014

    Sheriff's Office To Have State Certification By End Of 2014

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-09-12 02:46:59 GMT
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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office wants to be one of the premier agencies in the state of Georgia. That's why it's working toward state certification and national accreditation.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office wants to be one of the premier agencies in the state of Georgia. That's why it's working toward state certification and national accreditation.
  • What Constitutes Issuing An Amber Alert

    What Constitutes Issuing An Amber Alert

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:16:09 GMT
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    Do you know what criteria law enforcement agencies use to determine if an Amber Alert is issued when kids go missing? We did too, so our Margaret-Ann Carter checked to find out.
    Do you know what criteria law enforcement agencies use to determine if an Amber Alert is issued when kids go missing? We did too, so our Margaret-Ann Carter checked to find out.
  • Retired NYC Firefighters Remember 9/11 At Augusta Event

    Retired NYC Firefighters Remember 9/11 At Augusta Event

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:01:25 GMT
    Photo of former New York City firefighters who were in attendance Thursday morning as Augusta remembered 9/11 at the Augusta CommonPhoto of former New York City firefighters who were in attendance Thursday morning as Augusta remembered 9/11 at the Augusta Common
    As Augusta leaders honored 9/11's first responders at a remembrance event at the Augusta Common on Thursday. As it turns out, some of those first responders were in the audience. They spoke exclusively with WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise.
    As Augusta leaders honored 9/11's first responders at a remembrance event at the Augusta Common on Thursday. As it turns out, some of those first responders were in the audience. They spoke exclusively with WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise.
  • Mayor Copenhaver Wants Consensus Before Commission District 7 Replacement is Named

    Mayor Copenhaver Wants Consensus Before Commission District 7 Replacement is Named

    Thursday, September 11 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-09-11 21:44:43 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
    Augusta Commissioners are hearing from candidates who want to be the new District 7 Commissioner, but Mayor Deke Copenhaver says, let's not rush to a decision. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Augusta Commissioners are hearing from candidates who want to be the new District 7 Commissioner, but Mayor Deke Copenhaver says, let's not rush to a decision. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Augusta Commissioner No Longer Wants To Wait To Name New City Administrator

    Augusta Commissioner No Longer Wants To Wait To Name New City Administrator

    Thursday, September 11 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-09-11 21:36:36 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
    Following a nationwide search, Augusta Commissioners failed to approve a new City Administrator. Now, new Commissioner Ben Hasan wants the Commission to consider the other two finalists.
    Following a nationwide search, Augusta Commissioners failed to approve a new City Administrator. Now, new Commissioner Ben Hasan wants the Commission to consider the other two finalists.
  • WJBF "Your Hometown" Broadcasting Live To Help Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation

    Join Us For "Your Hometown" Live Broadcast Thursday Evening

    Join Us For "Your Hometown" Live Broadcast Thursday Evening

    Thursday, September 11 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-09-11 21:05:15 GMT
    WJBF "Your Hometown" BFF Blitz logo graphicWJBF "Your Hometown" BFF Blitz logo graphic
    Join WJBF News Channel 6 as we broadcast live during "Your Hometown" Thursday evening from the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Departments station at Daniel Field, located at 1898 Highland Avenue.
    Join WJBF News Channel 6 as we broadcast live during "Your Hometown" Thursday evening from the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Departments station at Daniel Field, located at 1898 Highland Avenue.
  • FedEx shooter planned shooting at Ga. high school

    FedEx shooter planned shooting at Ga. high school

    Authorities in Cobb County say the man who shot employees at a metro Atlanta FedEx facility in April had considered executing a similar shooting at his high school.
    Authorities in Cobb County say the man who shot employees at a metro Atlanta FedEx facility in April had considered executing a similar shooting at his high school.
  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell At Masters When Ray Rice Video Arrived

    PHOTO: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell At Masters When Ray Rice Video Arrived

    PHOTO: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell At Masters When Ray Rice Video Arrived

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-09-11 17:32:09 GMT
    Photo of a Tweet from WJBF Sports director Matt Zahn duing this year's Masters tournament of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the MAsters wearing a Green Jacket at the time the NFL received video of Ray Rice punhcing his then fiancee.Photo of a Tweet from WJBF Sports director Matt Zahn duing this year's Masters tournament of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the MAsters wearing a Green Jacket at the time the NFL received video of Ray Rice punhcing his then fiancee.
    Several national media outlets are posting a tweet from WJBF News Channel 6 Sports director Matt Zahn from Masters week.
    Several national media outlets are posting a tweet from WJBF News Channel 6 Sports director Matt Zahn from Masters week.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Name Of Girl Who Died After Being Pulled Out Of Augusta Canal Released

    UPDATED ON 6: Name Of Girl Who Died After Being Pulled Out Of Augusta Canal Released

    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-09-11 15:34:18 GMT
    Photo of the are where a 12-year-old girl was rescued from the Augusta Canal Wednesday evening (Credit: Dee Griffin/Augusta Fire Department)Photo of the are where a 12-year-old girl was rescued from the Augusta Canal Wednesday evening (Credit: Dee Griffin/Augusta Fire Department)
    The Richmond County Coroner's Office has now released the name of the 12-year-old girl who died Thursday morning after being pulled out of the Augusta Canal Wednesday evening.
    The Richmond County Coroner's Office has now released the name of the 12-year-old girl who died Thursday morning after being pulled out of the Augusta Canal Wednesday evening.
  • Donnie Smith Did Not Get His Fill Of City Gas

    Donnie Smith Did Not Get His Fill Of City Gas

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:21 AM EDT2014-09-11 13:21:57 GMT
    Photo of Donnie Smith before his resignation from the Augusta CommissionPhoto of Donnie Smith before his resignation from the Augusta Commission
    There's one perk of the job that former Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith will not miss.
    There's one perk of the job that former Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith will not miss.
  • "Dangerous" South Augusta Intersection Could Be Considered For Roundabout

    "Dangerous" South Augusta Intersection Could Be Considered For Roundabout

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-09-11 13:12:24 GMT
    Photo of the Bath-Edie Road sign on Highway 88 in Hephzibah, Georgia.Photo of the Bath-Edie Road sign on Highway 88 in Hephzibah, Georgia.
    The city of Augusta is preparing to construct five roundabouts in the next year or so and now the Georgia DOT is getting in on the act, considering one in deep south Augusta, but the DOT wants Augusta Commissioners to embrace the idea before moving forward. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    The city of Augusta is preparing to construct five roundabouts in the next year or so and now the Georgia DOT is getting in on the act, considering one in deep south Augusta, but the DOT wants Augusta Commissioners to embrace the idea before moving forward. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • America Remembers Victims of 9-11

    America Remembers Victims of 9-11

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:47 AM EDT2014-09-11 11:47:56 GMT
    Today is the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks.Observances will be held across the nation and here at home.In Evans, a former New York City firefighter will speak 8:30 am at a special ceremony at Evans Town Center Park.To mark today's somber anniversary, a special moment of silence will be observed today at Fort Gordon.Starting at 8:46 am, sirens will sound, simulating the first strike on the World Trade Center on this date in 2001.A playing of "Taps" will follow. Two minute...
    Today is the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks.Observances will be held across the nation and here at home.In Evans, a former New York City firefighter will speak 8:30 am at a special ceremony at Evans Town Center Park.To mark today's somber anniversary, a special moment of silence will be observed today at Fort Gordon.Starting at 8:46 am, sirens will sound, simulating the first strike on the World Trade Center on this date in 2001.A playing of "Taps" will follow. Two minute...
  • Ethics could tip scales in Georgia governor race

    Ethics could tip scales in Georgia governor race

    If Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal wants to win re-election, he's got to weather more attacks over alleged ethics violations.
    If Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal wants to win re-election, he's got to weather more attacks over alleged ethics violations.
  • 6 Investigates: Augusta Couple Says Used Car Dealer Sold Them Lemon

    6 Investigates: Augusta Couple Says Used Car Dealer Sold Them Lemon

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:09 AM EDT2014-09-11 04:09:32 GMT
    An Augusta couple is upset because they say they bought a lemon from a used car dealer. They say they purchased the vehicle a few months ago from Blount's Used Cars on Mike Padgett Highway.
    An Augusta couple is upset because they say they bought a lemon from a used car dealer. They say they purchased the vehicle a few months ago from Blount's Used Cars on Mike Padgett Highway.
  • S.C. Law Enforcement Investigating Child Deaths

    S.C. Law Enforcement Investigating Child Deaths

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-09-11 01:43:44 GMT
    A South Carolina community, not far from the CSRA, is trying to come to terms with a deadly discovery.The bodies of five missing children from South Carolina - were found Tuesday afternoon in Alabama. Their father, Timothy Ray Jones is now facing murder charges in their deaths. Watch Robert Kittle's story here.
    A South Carolina community, not far from the CSRA, is trying to come to terms with a deadly discovery.The bodies of five missing children from South Carolina - were found Tuesday afternoon in Alabama. Their father, Timothy Ray Jones is now facing murder charges in their deaths. Watch Robert Kittle's story here.
  • UPDATED ON 6: 2014 New Country KICKS 99 Guitar Pull Lineup Announced

    UPDATED ON 6: 2014 New Country KICKS 99 Guitar Pull Lineup Announced

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-09-10 22:05:18 GMT
    It's one of the biggest country music events in the Augusta area: the New Country Kicks 99 Guitar Pull. WJBF News Channel 6 was the first to bring you this year's line up as it was announced Wednesday morning, and she has the details.
    It's one of the biggest country music events in the Augusta area: the New Country Kicks 99 Guitar Pull. WJBF News Channel 6 was the first to bring you this year's line up as it was announced Wednesday morning, and she has the details.
  • CSRA 9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies/Events Scheduled For Thursday

    CSRA 9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies/Events Scheduled For Thursday

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-09-10 21:34:55 GMT
    Remembering 9/11 graphicRemembering 9/11 graphic
    There will be 9/11 remembrance ceremonies and events going on Thursday in the CSRA 13 years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
    There will be 9/11 remembrance ceremonies and events going on Thursday in the CSRA 13 years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
  • September 11th Anniversary Reminds Us to Keep Giving

    September 11th Anniversary Reminds Us to Keep Giving

    September 11th Anniversary Reminds Us to Keep Giving

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-09-10 21:32:20 GMT
    Thursday is Patriot Day, the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks. It's important to remember that September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. Shepeard Community Blood Center is one local organization that prepares for the worst every day, but still needs your help.When it comes to blood, too much is never enough. Like one worker told me, the rarest blood type is the one that's not on the shelf when it's...
    Thursday is Patriot Day, the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks. It's important to remember that September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. Shepeard Community Blood Center is one local organization that prepares for the worst every day, but still needs your help.When it comes to blood, too much is never enough. Like one worker told me, the rarest blood type is the one that's not on the shelf when it's...
  • UPDATED ON 6: More Information Released Concerning Augusta Murder/Suicide

    UPDATED ON 6: More Information Released Concerning Augusta Murder/Suicide

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-09-10 21:12:23 GMT
    Photo of the apartment complex in Augusta where a reported murder/suicide took place Tuesday afternoonPhoto of the apartment complex in Augusta where a reported murder/suicide took place Tuesday afternoon
    More information has been released by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office concerning the Tuesday evening murder/suicide on the 900 block of St. Andrews Drive, at the Estates on Perimeter apartment complex.
    More information has been released by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office concerning the Tuesday evening murder/suicide on the 900 block of St. Andrews Drive, at the Estates on Perimeter apartment complex.
  • CSRA College Night Celebrates Over 20 Years of Service to Area Students Thursday Night

    CSRA College Night Will Be Held Thursday Night

    CSRA College Night Will Be Held Thursday Night

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:11:46 GMT
    Photo from CSRA College Night 2013Photo from CSRA College Night 2013
    The 21st annual CSRA College Night will be held Thursday evening at the James Brown Arena in downtown Augusta.
    The 21st annual CSRA College Night will be held Thursday evening at the James Brown Arena in downtown Augusta.
  • Golden Apple: Tamela Carter

    Golden Apple: Tamela Carter

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:06:48 GMT
    Another busy day in Tamela Carter's class. Today her 5th graders are all about science."We were talking about the differences between the animal cell and the plant cell," she says. "And getting the kids to understand there are differences."This is not a place where the teacher teaches while the children just listen. They're encouraged to be a part of the learning process. "I allow them to express what they're feeling and I express to them, 'hey teachers are not always on the mountaintop' Ther...
    Another busy day in Tamela Carter's class. Today her 5th graders are all about science."We were talking about the differences between the animal cell and the plant cell," she says. "And getting the kids to understand there are differences."This is not a place where the teacher teaches while the children just listen. They're encouraged to be a part of the learning process. "I allow them to express what they're feeling and I express to them, 'hey teachers are not always on the mountaintop' Ther...
  • States share ideas, promising policies on addressing growing issue

    New Report Tackles Distracted Teen Driving

    New Report Tackles Distracted Teen Driving

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:32:38 GMT
    Photo from a CSRA-produced public service announcement that has gone viral online and on social mediaPhoto from a CSRA-produced public service announcement that has gone viral online and on social media
    A panel of teen driver experts identified featured programs to address enforcement and education initiatives to help keep teen drivers' focus off their phones and on the road.
    A panel of teen driver experts identified featured programs to address enforcement and education initiatives to help keep teen drivers' focus off their phones and on the road.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Snelling Center, Edgar's Grille, Helms College To Re-Open Thursday

    UPDATED ON 6: Snelling Center, Edgar's Grille, Helms College To Re-Open Thursday

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-09-10 18:41:44 GMT
    Photo of Helms CollegePhoto of Helms College
    After receiving the “all clear” from a wildlife disposal contractor, all of Goodwill's Augusta hospitality venues will reopen on normal schedules Thursday, September 11th.
    After receiving the “all clear” from a wildlife disposal contractor, all of Goodwill's Augusta hospitality venues will reopen on normal schedules Thursday, September 11th.
  • Adopt-A-Pet: September 10, 2014

    Adopt-A-Pet: September 10, 2014

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-09-10 18:34:59 GMT
    The Humane Society of Morgan County appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon September 10th with Mary Morrison and Anne Sawyer.
    The Humane Society of Morgan County appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon September 10th with Mary Morrison and Anne Sawyer.
  • Sarah Harrison and Michael Stallings head to Pebble Beach Week of September 22nd

    CSRA Teens Selected to Play With Pro Golfers On Champions Tour At Pebble Beach

    CSRA Teens Selected to Play With Pro Golfers On Champions Tour At Pebble Beach

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-09-10 16:54:35 GMT
    First Tee and Champions Tour logosFirst Tee and Champions Tour logos
    The First Tee of Augusta is sending Sarah Harrison and Michael Stallings to compete in the 2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, an official Champions Tour event.
    The First Tee of Augusta is sending Sarah Harrison and Michael Stallings to compete in the 2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, an official Champions Tour event.
  • Tee'd Fore Trey Attracts Dozens of People to Donate

    Tee'd Fore Trey Attracts Dozens of People to Donate

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-09-10 16:44:20 GMT
    Trey Mills smiling for the camera. Trey Mills smiling for the camera.

    Over 100 people came out to support the Tee'd Fore Trey, charity golf tournament. Trey is a 4 year-old little boy, who was diagnosed with Proteus Syndrome. This rare disease causes the left side of his body to grow much faster than the right. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter attended the event.

    Over 100 people came out to support the Tee'd Fore Trey, charity golf tournament. Trey is a 4 year-old little boy, who was diagnosed with Proteus Syndrome. This rare disease causes the left side of his body to grow much faster than the right. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter attended the event.

  • Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood welcomes baby boy

    Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood welcomes baby boy

    Lady Antebellum's family keeps growing as singer and guitarist Dave Haywood became a new father.
    Lady Antebellum's family keeps growing as singer and guitarist Dave Haywood became a new father.
  • John Mellencamp Concert Coming To Augusta

    John Mellencamp Concert Coming To Augusta

    John Mellencamp Concert Coming To Augusta

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-09-10 12:54:07 GMT
    Augusta, GA – September 10, 2014- John Mellencamp announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour where he'll be making a stop in Augusta at the Bell Auditorium Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 19 at 10am and are available online at www.georgialinatix.com, by phone 1-877-4AUGTIX and the Champion's Box Office at the James Brown Arena. A special presale will be available to Citi cardmembers from Tuesday, September 16th at 10:00AM through Thursday, Se...
    Augusta, GA – September 10, 2014- John Mellencamp announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour where he'll be making a stop in Augusta at the Bell Auditorium Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 19 at 10am and are available online at www.georgialinatix.com, by phone 1-877-4AUGTIX and the Champion's Box Office at the James Brown Arena. A special presale will be available to Citi cardmembers from Tuesday, September 16th at 10:00AM through Thursday, Se...
  • Enterovirus Confirmed in Augusta; Doctors Unsure of Strain

    Enterovirus Confirmed in Augusta; Doctors Unsure of Strain

    Enterovirus Confirmed in Augusta; Doctors Unsure of Strain

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:49:13 GMT
    Photo of a child being treated at Children's Hospital of Georgia, in Augusta.Photo of a child being treated at Children's Hospital of Georgia, in Augusta.
    A dangerous virus is hitting children across the country, including Georgia. Enterovirus cases have been confirmed in Augusta, but doctors do not know the strain of the virus yet. WJBF News Channel's Nicole Snyder has the story.
    A dangerous virus is hitting children across the country, including Georgia. Enterovirus cases have been confirmed in Augusta, but doctors do not know the strain of the virus yet. WJBF News Channel's Nicole Snyder has the story.
  • Rattlesnake Found, Killed Near Columbia County Schools Could Be Sign Of Bigger Problem

    Rattlesnake Found, Killed Near Columbia County Schools Could Be Sign Of Bigger Problem

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:45:48 GMT
    Photo of a large rattlesnake killed in Sumter Landing, in Evans, GeorgiaPhoto of a large rattlesnake killed in Sumter Landing, in Evans, Georgia
    After a large rattlesnake was found in Columbia County near a popular Evans neighborhood and two schools, residents are now worried this could be a sign of a bigger problem.
    After a large rattlesnake was found in Columbia County near a popular Evans neighborhood and two schools, residents are now worried this could be a sign of a bigger problem.
  • Another Ebola Patient Arrives At Emory

    Another Ebola Patient Arrives At Emory

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-09-09 21:31:30 GMT
    Across Georgia graphicAcross Georgia graphic
    An ambulance transporting the fourth American aid worker sickened with the Ebola virus has arrived at Emory University Hospital. The patient arrived about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, walking from the hospital to the ambulance. A medical plane first transported the patient to the Atlanta metro area earlier in the morning. Two other U.S. aid workers have been treated at Emory. Compared to those earlier arrivals, the scene at the hospital campus was calm Tuesday. Emory's previous two patients recovered ...
    An ambulance transporting the fourth American aid worker sickened with the Ebola virus has arrived at Emory University Hospital. The patient arrived about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, walking from the hospital to the ambulance. A medical plane first transported the patient to the Atlanta metro area earlier in the morning. Two other U.S. aid workers have been treated at Emory. Compared to those earlier arrivals, the scene at the hospital campus was calm Tuesday. Emory's previous two patients recovered ...
  • PHOTOS: FBI Investigating Sandersville Wells Fargo Bank Robbery

    PHOTOS: FBI Investigating Sandersville Wells Fargo Bank Robbery

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:44:18 GMT
    Photo of the suspect in an August 16th armed bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank branch in Sandersville, Georgia (Credit: FBI Atlanta Field Office)Photo of the suspect in an August 16th armed bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank branch in Sandersville, Georgia (Credit: FBI Atlanta Field Office)
    Agents from the FBI Atlanta Field Office are requesting the public's assistance with identifying and apprehending the person responsible for the August 16th armed bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank branch in Sandersville, Georgia.
    Agents from the FBI Atlanta Field Office are requesting the public's assistance with identifying and apprehending the person responsible for the August 16th armed bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank branch in Sandersville, Georgia.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Section Of Wrightsboro Road Closed Due To Gas Leak Re-Opened

    UPDATED ON 6: Section Of Wrightsboro Road Closed Due To Gas Leak Re-Opened

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-09-09 18:30:20 GMT
    Photo from the scene of a gas leak on Wrightsboro Road in AugustaPhoto from the scene of a gas leak on Wrightsboro Road in Augusta
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the section of Wrightsboro Road closed due to a gas leak has now been re-opened.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the section of Wrightsboro Road closed due to a gas leak has now been re-opened.
  • Jenkins County Man Reported Missing

    Jenkins County Man Reported Missing

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-09-09 18:22:23 GMT
    Photo of 52-year-old Jesse W. Hendley, who has reportedly been missing from his home on the 3000 block of Paramore Hill Road, in Millen, Georgia since Wednesday, September 3rd. (Credit: Jenkins County Sheriff's Office)Photo of 52-year-old Jesse W. Hendley, who has reportedly been missing from his home on the 3000 block of Paramore Hill Road, in Millen, Georgia since Wednesday, September 3rd. (Credit: Jenkins County Sheriff's Office)
    The Jenkins County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from the public in finding a Millen man who has been reported missing.
    The Jenkins County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from the public in finding a Millen man who has been reported missing.
  • Hawks Owner Selling His Part Of Team Over E-Mail

    Hawks Owner Selling His Part Of Team Over E-Mail

    Monday, September 8 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-09-09 01:19:47 GMT
    The N-B-A is facing another racism scandal. Atlanta Hawks owner is selling his share of the franchise after racist remarks he made in an email 2 years ago. This comes after the racism scandal involving L-A Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Mary Moloney reports.
    The N-B-A is facing another racism scandal. Atlanta Hawks owner is selling his share of the franchise after racist remarks he made in an email 2 years ago. This comes after the racism scandal involving L-A Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Mary Moloney reports.
  • Augusta Engineers Say More Money Is Needed For Hyde Park Relocation

    Augusta Engineers Say More Money Is Needed For Hyde Park Relocation

    Monday, September 8 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-09-08 22:37:03 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
    Thirty to 40 percent of the residents have been moved from Hyde Park as the city clears the way for a storm water pond to ease flooding, but a lot more money will be needed to complete the relocation.
    Thirty to 40 percent of the residents have been moved from Hyde Park as the city clears the way for a storm water pond to ease flooding, but a lot more money will be needed to complete the relocation.
  • Offering A Comfort And Home To Burn Patients And Their Families

    Offering A Comfort And Home To Burn Patients And Their Families

    Monday, September 8 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-09-08 22:33:47 GMT
    The Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation makes sure that no burn patient goes without the medication and supplies they need to fully recover after leaving the hospital, but they do more than that. Through the Chavis House, the foundation gives the patients' families a home away from home, food, and sometimes even transportation – making sure that the burn patient doesn't just have the care of the hospital staff; they have the love and support of their family.
    The Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation makes sure that no burn patient goes without the medication and supplies they need to fully recover after leaving the hospital, but they do more than that. Through the Chavis House, the foundation gives the patients' families a home away from home, food, and sometimes even transportation – making sure that the burn patient doesn't just have the care of the hospital staff; they have the love and support of their family.
  • Under A Cloud, Donnie Smith Resigns From Augusta Commission

    Under A Cloud, Donnie Smith Resigns From Augusta Commission

    Monday, September 8 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-09-08 22:29:05 GMT
    Photo of former Augusta Commissioner Donnie SmithPhoto of former Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith
    A Georgia  State Patrol investigation accused Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith of working a Masters hospitality house when he was on the clock with the GSP. Smith retired from the State Patrol last week and he's now out as an Augusta Commissioner, as well. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    A Georgia  State Patrol investigation accused Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith of working a Masters hospitality house when he was on the clock with the GSP. Smith retired from the State Patrol last week and he's now out as an Augusta Commissioner, as well. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.

  • New Commanding General Takes Over At Fort Gordon

    New Commanding General Takes Over At Fort Gordon

    Monday, September 8 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-09-08 22:00:22 GMT
    Photo from Fort Gordon's Change of Command ceremony that was held Monday on postPhoto from Fort Gordon's Change of Command ceremony that was held Monday on post
    A new commanding general took the reins at Fort Gordon Monday morning. Major General Stephen Fogarty replaced Major General LaWarren Patterson as the head of the Cyber Center of Excellence. WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise has the story.
    A new commanding general took the reins at Fort Gordon Monday morning. Major General Stephen Fogarty replaced Major General LaWarren Patterson as the head of the Cyber Center of Excellence. WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise has the story.
  • Teen Court: An Alternative to Juvenile Court

    Teen Court: An Alternative to Juvenile Court

    Teen Court: An Alternative to Juvenile Court

    Monday, September 8 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-09-08 21:33:26 GMT
    We've heard the saying "it takes a village to raise a child." Well, directors at Columbia County Community Connections are taking that to heart and using it as their motto behind a new program called Teen Court.Teen Court works as an alternative to Juvenile Court. First-time juvenile offenders will have the option to go before their peers in court. Teen Court is already in session in four different counties in Georgia and has been proven successful. Not only does it save the county money, it ...
    We've heard the saying "it takes a village to raise a child." Well, directors at Columbia County Community Connections are taking that to heart and using it as their motto behind a new program called Teen Court.Teen Court works as an alternative to Juvenile Court. First-time juvenile offenders will have the option to go before their peers in court. Teen Court is already in session in four different counties in Georgia and has been proven successful. Not only does it save the county money, it ...
  • Augusta Restaurant And Culinary School Closed For Bat Removal Next Door

    Augusta Restaurant And Culinary School Closed For Bat Removal Next Door

    Monday, September 8 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-09-08 20:39:33 GMT
    Barry Paschal, Senior Director of Marketing and Communication at Goodwill Industries says, "We had a bat infestation in the building between two old sections of buildings that was joined together during construction several years ago." Barry Paschal is the director for marketing and communication for Goodwill Industries and he says an unknown number of bats squeezed their way inside this part of the Goodwill building. But he doesn't know how many critters got inside. "We don't know how persis...
    Barry Paschal, Senior Director of Marketing and Communication at Goodwill Industries says, "We had a bat infestation in the building between two old sections of buildings that was joined together during construction several years ago." Barry Paschal is the director for marketing and communication for Goodwill Industries and he says an unknown number of bats squeezed their way inside this part of the Goodwill building. But he doesn't know how many critters got inside. "We don't know how persis...
  • BREAKING ON 6: Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith's Resignation Letter Released

    BREAKING ON 6: Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith's Resignation Letter Released

    Monday, September 8 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-09-08 19:41:18 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Commissioner Donnie smith, who resigned from the Augusta Commisison on MondayPhoto of Augusta Commissioner Donnie smith, who resigned from the Augusta Commisison on Monday
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith has resigned his seat on the Commission.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith has resigned his seat on the Commission.
  • Police: Toddler found shot dead in metro Atlanta

    Police: Toddler found shot dead in metro Atlanta

    Police in metro Atlanta are investigating the shooting death of a toddler in Stone Mountain.
    Police in metro Atlanta are investigating the shooting death of a toddler in Stone Mountain.
  • Power Pole Downed During Crash On Byrd Road

    Power Pole Downed During Crash On Byrd Road

    Monday, September 8 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-09-08 16:18:22 GMT
    Photo from the scene on Byrd Road in Augusta where a single vehicle accident sent a power pole to the groundPhoto from the scene on Byrd Road in Augusta where a single vehicle accident sent a power pole to the ground
    A single car accident in Richmond County has caused power outages for about 80 customers in the area of Byrd Road, which is off of Peach Orchard Road.
    A single car accident in Richmond County has caused power outages for about 80 customers in the area of Byrd Road, which is off of Peach Orchard Road.
  • Fort Gordon Change of Command Today

    Fort Gordon Change of Command Today

    Monday, September 8 2014 6:49 AM EDT2014-09-08 10:49:51 GMT
    Fort Gordon graphicFort Gordon graphic
    There will be a Change of Command Ceremonytoday at Fort Gordon.Major General Lawarren Patterson will hand over the reinsto Major General Stephen Fogarty.Major General Fogarty assumes command of Fort Gordon during a time of expansion.Several new missions are set to come to thepost over the next few years. By 2019, these missions are expected to bring thousands of new residents to the Augusta area. Many of these new missions are cyber-related.Today's Change of Command Ceremony is set for eight ...
    There will be a Change of Command Ceremonytoday at Fort Gordon.Major General Lawarren Patterson will hand over the reinsto Major General Stephen Fogarty.Major General Fogarty assumes command of Fort Gordon during a time of expansion.Several new missions are set to come to thepost over the next few years. By 2019, these missions are expected to bring thousands of new residents to the Augusta area. Many of these new missions are cyber-related.Today's Change of Command Ceremony is set for eight ...
  • Town Hall Meeting at Charlie Norwood VA

    Town Hall Meeting at Charlie Norwood VA

    Town Hall Meeting at Charlie Norwood VA

    Sunday, September 7 2014 8:45 AM EDT2014-09-07 12:45:52 GMT
    A town hall meeting regarding Veteran care at the Charlie Norwood VA will take place on Tuesday. The community will have a chance to voice their opinion at the center at 4 p.m. The VA Medical Center is on Freedom Way in Augusta and everyone is invited to attend.
    A town hall meeting regarding Veteran care at the Charlie Norwood VA will take place on Tuesday. The community will have a chance to voice their opinion at the center at 4 p.m. The VA Medical Center is on Freedom Way in Augusta and everyone is invited to attend.
  • Augusta Christian School Takes a Stand Against Bullying in a big way

    Augusta Christian School Takes a Stand Against Bullying in a big way

    Saturday, September 6 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-09-07 02:40:34 GMT
    Christian Peace Keepers coming to Augusta Christian School.Christian Peace Keepers coming to Augusta Christian School.

    Augusta Christian School is implementing the Christian Peace Keepers program. This has proven to lower the rate of bullying in schools significantly. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with the leaders to learn more about the program.

    Augusta Christian School is implementing the Christian Peace Keepers program. This has proven to lower the rate of bullying in schools significantly. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with the leaders to learn more about the program.

  • Augusta Mother Arrested For Leaving 3 Kids Alone

    Augusta Mother Arrested For Leaving 3 Kids Alone

    Saturday, September 6 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-09-06 23:34:13 GMT
    An Augusta mother is behind bars after deputies say they found her three children walking down Old McDuffie Road all by themselves early Saturday morning.
    An Augusta mother is behind bars after deputies say they found her three children walking down Old McDuffie Road all by themselves early Saturday morning.
  • New Clinic to Help LGBT Community

    New Clinic to Help LGBT Community

    New Clinic to Help LGBT Community

    Saturday, September 6 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-09-06 21:58:11 GMT
    A group of medical students at Georgia Regents University is opening a groundbreaking clinic in Augusta. The medical staff at the Equality Clinic will target needs for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients, and offer free services to those who are uninsured, underinsured or below the 200 percent poverty level.About a dozen medical students came up with the idea to open a clinic to help the LGBT community. They say LGBT patients have trouble finding healthcare that meets specific ne...
    A group of medical students at Georgia Regents University is opening a groundbreaking clinic in Augusta. The medical staff at the Equality Clinic will target needs for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients, and offer free services to those who are uninsured, underinsured or below the 200 percent poverty level.About a dozen medical students came up with the idea to open a clinic to help the LGBT community. They say LGBT patients have trouble finding healthcare that meets specific ne...
  • GMA Saturday Headlines: September 6, 2014

    GMA Saturday Headlines: September 6, 2014

    Saturday, September 6 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-09-06 13:06:53 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.
  • Governor Nathan Deal Weighs In On Commissioner Donnie Smith Investigation

    Governor Nathan Deal Weighs In On Commissioner Donnie Smith Investigation

    Friday, September 5 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-09-05 23:03:12 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Commissioner Donnie SmithPhoto of Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith
    The Georgia State Patrol says it's clear that Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith doubled dipped during Masters week. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the latest information.
    The Georgia State Patrol says it's clear that Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith doubled dipped during Masters week. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the latest information.
  • Hephzibah And Blythe Say They'll Accept Excise Tax Dollars

    Hephzibah And Blythe Say They'll Accept Excise Tax Dollars

    Friday, September 5 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-09-05 22:32:02 GMT
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    As Augusta moves forward with implementing an excise tax on industry, Hephzibah and Blythe officials say they will opt in, but both city leaders think the tax is a bad idea.
    As Augusta moves forward with implementing an excise tax on industry, Hephzibah and Blythe officials say they will opt in, but both city leaders think the tax is a bad idea.
  • Survey Slams Infrastructure

    Survey Slams Infrastructure

    Friday, September 5 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-09-05 22:12:51 GMT
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     A citizen survey rips Augusta's roads bridges and sidewalks, but that's not a surprise to city engineers.
     A citizen survey rips Augusta's roads bridges and sidewalks, but that's not a surprise to city engineers.
  • Local Islamic Society Responds to ISIS Crisis

    Local Islamic Society Responds to ISIS Crisis

    Friday, September 5 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-09-05 21:52:31 GMT
    The beheadings of American Journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff, have caught the attention of a local Islamic group. The Islamic Society of Augusta is speaking out against the extremist group. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with a religious Islamic leader about the religion.
    The beheadings of American Journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff, have caught the attention of a local Islamic group. The Islamic Society of Augusta is speaking out against the extremist group. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with a religious Islamic leader about the religion.
  • CSRA Prescription Drug Abuse Take Back Day Information

    CSRA Prescription Drug Abuse Take Back Day Information

    Friday, September 5 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-09-05 21:43:37 GMT
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    There is a new plan to cut down on prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths in South Carolina. We also have a link to find out where you can drop off these medications in the CSRA.
    There is a new plan to cut down on prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths in South Carolina. We also have a link to find out where you can drop off these medications in the CSRA.
  • Paine College Coach Arrested For Marijuana Possession

    Paine College Coach Arrested For Marijuana Possession

    Friday, September 5 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-09-05 19:33:10 GMT
    Mug shot of Marquita Lynn Carter, who is Paine College's men's and women's cross country coach and track and field coach, who was arrested in Greene County Thursday night and charged with possession of marijuana (Credit: Greene County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Marquita Lynn Carter, who is Paine College's men's and women's cross country coach and track and field coach, who was arrested in Greene County Thursday night and charged with possession of marijuana (Credit: Greene County Sheriff's Office)
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that a Paine College athletic coach has been arrested for possession of marijuana in Greene County.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that a Paine College athletic coach has been arrested for possession of marijuana in Greene County.
  • Richmond County Mother Arrested, Accused of Locking Her 5-Year-Old Son Out Of Their Home

    Richmond County Mother Arrested, Accused of Locking Her 5-Year-Old Son Out Of Their Home

    Friday, September 5 2014 9:13 AM EDT2014-09-05 13:13:46 GMT
    Mug shot of Jamila Maston, who was arrested and charged with Deprivation of a Minor after she reportedly locked her 5-year-ols son out of their homeMug shot of Jamila Maston, who was arrested and charged with Deprivation of a Minor after she reportedly locked her 5-year-ols son out of their home
    A Richmond County mother has been arrested and charged with Deprivation of a Minor.
    A Richmond County mother has been arrested and charged with Deprivation of a Minor.
  • Accidents on I-20 Slow Morning Commute

    Accidents on I-20 Slow Morning Commute

    Friday, September 5 2014 8:29 AM EDT2014-09-05 12:29:21 GMT
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    Columbia County deputies are on the scene of a couple of accident on Interstate 20.The wrecks happened in the the east bound lanes near mile marker 190 shortly before 8:00 Friday morning.At least one vehicle is reportedly in the ditch.No word yet on injuries.Expect some traffic delays as a result of the accidents.Authorities say bright sunlight is causing some visibility problems in the area.Drive carefully.
    Columbia County deputies are on the scene of a couple of accident on Interstate 20.The wrecks happened in the the east bound lanes near mile marker 190 shortly before 8:00 Friday morning.At least one vehicle is reportedly in the ditch.No word yet on injuries.Expect some traffic delays as a result of the accidents.Authorities say bright sunlight is causing some visibility problems in the area.Drive carefully.
  • Augusta Public Safety Officials Want New Radio System

    Augusta Public Safety Officials Want New Radio System

    Thursday, September 4 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-09-05 01:45:22 GMT
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is still using a radio system from 1996. How much will a new one cost? News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the answer.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is still using a radio system from 1996. How much will a new one cost? News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the answer.
  • City Looks For More Goat Mouths To Feed On Overgrowth

    City Looks For More Goat Mouths To Feed On Overgrowth

    Thursday, September 4 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-09-04 22:45:15 GMT
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    Nine goats took over maintenance of a south Augusta storm drainage pond three weeks ago. Now, city engineers feel they need more mouths to feed on the overgrowth.
    Nine goats took over maintenance of a south Augusta storm drainage pond three weeks ago. Now, city engineers feel they need more mouths to feed on the overgrowth.
  • Georgia State Patrol Report Accuses Commissioner Donnie Smith of Falsifying Time Sheet During Masters Week

    Georgia State Patrol Report Accuses Commissioner Donnie Smith of Falsifying Time Sheet During Masters Week

    Thursday, September 4 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-09-04 22:39:21 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Commissioner Donnie SmithPhoto of Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith
    The investigative report by the Georgia State Patrol accuses former Lieutenant and current Commissioner Donnie Smith of falsifying time sheets during this year's Masters tournament. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    The investigative report by the Georgia State Patrol accuses former Lieutenant and current Commissioner Donnie Smith of falsifying time sheets during this year's Masters tournament. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Planning Commission Knocks Down Proposal For Cell Town Near Airport

    Planning Commission Knocks Down Proposal For Cell Town Near Airport

    Thursday, September 4 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-09-04 22:08:35 GMT
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     Safety concerns KO plans for a new cell tower on Wrightsboro Road near Daniel Field.
     Safety concerns KO plans for a new cell tower on Wrightsboro Road near Daniel Field.
  • Columbia County Schools Launch Student-Created Social Media Guidelines

    Columbia County Schools Launch Student-Created Social Media Guidelines

    Thursday, September 4 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-09-04 21:53:46 GMT
    Photo of Evans High Schools student-created social media guidelines brochurePhoto of Evans High Schools student-created social media guidelines brochure
    Students at a local high school are putting a positive spin on an issue that's gotten a lot of negative attention lately: teens and social media. WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise explains.
    Students at a local high school are putting a positive spin on an issue that's gotten a lot of negative attention lately: teens and social media. WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise explains.
  • Golden Harvest Expanding and Working to End Hunger in Augusta

    Golden Harvest Expanding and Working to End Hunger in Augusta

    Thursday, September 4 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-09-04 21:39:31 GMT
    The opening speeches for the grand opening of Golden Harvest's new building.The opening speeches for the grand opening of Golden Harvest's new building.

    Golden Harvest Food Bank cut the ribbon to their newest building on Commerce Street. They also received a $144,000 check from Wal-Mart to help continue their programs. Richmond County Schools are also benefiting from the big donation. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter found out how.

    Golden Harvest Food Bank cut the ribbon to their newest building on Commerce Street. They also received a $144,000 check from Wal-Mart to help continue their programs. Richmond County Schools are also benefiting from the big donation. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter found out how.

  • UPDATED ON 6: Georgia State Patrol Investigation Into Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith

    UPDATED ON 6: Georgia State Patrol Investigation Into Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith

    Thursday, September 4 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-09-04 18:49:39 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith, who was under investigation while working for the Georgia State PatrolPhoto of Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith, who was under investigation while working for the Georgia State Patrol
    We have new information regarding the Georgia State Patrol investigation into Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story about what the investigation report says.
    We have new information regarding the Georgia State Patrol investigation into Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story about what the investigation report says.
  • Riverbanks Zoo & Garden: September 4, 2014

    Riverbanks Zoo & Garden: September 4, 2014

    Thursday, September 4 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-09-04 18:09:59 GMT
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    With school back in session, everyone is looking for a quick get-away and there is no better place to take the kids than the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, South Carolina.
    With school back in session, everyone is looking for a quick get-away and there is no better place to take the kids than the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Singled Out Conference

    Singled Out Conference

    Thursday, September 4 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-09-04 17:50:19 GMT
    If you're single and ready to mingle, you are in luck.Two special singles events this weekend will feature a special speaker, good food and great company. Alphonso Ruffin with New Life Worship Center sat down with News Channel 6's Julie Parise to discuss the Singled Out Conference.
    If you're single and ready to mingle, you are in luck.Two special singles events this weekend will feature a special speaker, good food and great company. Alphonso Ruffin with New Life Worship Center sat down with News Channel 6's Julie Parise to discuss the Singled Out Conference.
  • Report ranks Georgia No. 18 in adult obesity

    Report ranks Georgia No. 18 in adult obesity

    A new report found that Georgia has the nation's 18th-highest adult obesity rate.
    A new report found that Georgia has the nation's 18th-highest adult obesity rate.
  • 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, September 4 2014 7:13 AM EDT2014-09-04 11:13:47 GMT
    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.
  • Kemp warns public of voter registration fraud

    Kemp warns public of voter registration fraud

    Secretary of State Brian Kemp is reminding the public to stay alert for those who may be collecting personal data during voter registration drives.
    Secretary of State Brian Kemp is reminding the public to stay alert for those who may be collecting personal data during voter registration drives.
  • First Lady Coming To Georgia

    First Lady Coming To Georgia

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-09-04 01:47:08 GMT
    First lady Michelle Obama heads to Georgia next week and will be helping raise money and support for Senate candidate Michelle Nunn, who hopes to win a key seat for Democrats this year. Obama arrives Monday and will first appear with Education Secretary Arne Duncan at an Atlanta high school to highlight her initiative aimed at increasing access and opportunity for students. Later, she will attend an afternoon fundraiser with Nunn and headline an evening voter registration rally. The Georgia r...
    First lady Michelle Obama heads to Georgia next week and will be helping raise money and support for Senate candidate Michelle Nunn, who hopes to win a key seat for Democrats this year. Obama arrives Monday and will first appear with Education Secretary Arne Duncan at an Atlanta high school to highlight her initiative aimed at increasing access and opportunity for students. Later, she will attend an afternoon fundraiser with Nunn and headline an evening voter registration rally. The Georgia r...
  • Local Thomson Woman Becomes a Hero Across State Borders

    Local Thomson Woman Becomes a Hero Across State Borders

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-09-03 22:50:54 GMT
    Man performing CPR on a patient. Man performing CPR on a patient.

    Rebecca Hawkins teaches CPR, but she never thought she would use to save someone's life. On a flight back from a vacation, she found herself in a life or death situation where she was could be the determining factor. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter sat down with the local hero to hear her story.

    Rebecca Hawkins teaches CPR, but she never thought she would use to save someone's life. On a flight back from a vacation, she found herself in a life or death situation where she was could be the determining factor. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter sat down with the local hero to hear her story.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Pringle's First Interview Since Starting New Job

    EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Pringle's First Interview Since Starting New Job

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-09-03 21:35:17 GMT

    New Richmond County Schools Superintendent Dr. Angela Pringle talks exclusively with News Channel 6's Deon Guillory about her plans for the school system.

    New Richmond County Schools Superintendent Dr. Angela Pringle talks exclusively with News Channel 6's Deon Guillory about her plans for the school system.

  • School System Hits Lowest Lunch Participation Rate in Decades

    School System Hits Lowest Lunch Participation Rate in Decades

    School System Hits Lowest Lunch Participation Rate in Decades

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-09-03 21:30:21 GMT
    The School Nutrition Department at Columbia County Schools wants to make and sell more dough. The department is experiencing the lowest lunch participation rate ever. Last year, the lack of students buying lunch put them more than $200,000 in the hole—dipping into the fund balance. The director says bad publicity over the new school nutrition regulations in 2012 are to blame and she's hoping the trend doesn't continue. Tune intonight at5 p.m. for the full story.
    The School Nutrition Department at Columbia County Schools wants to make and sell more dough. The department is experiencing the lowest lunch participation rate ever. Last year, the lack of students buying lunch put them more than $200,000 in the hole—dipping into the fund balance. The director says bad publicity over the new school nutrition regulations in 2012 are to blame and she's hoping the trend doesn't continue. Tune intonight at5 p.m. for the full story.
  • Permanent Road Closure Announced For Columbia County

    Permanent Road Closure Announced For Columbia County

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-09-03 18:11:03 GMT
    A permanent closure of La Vista Drive at its intersection with Hereford Farm Road, in Columbia County, has been announced.
    A permanent closure of La Vista Drive at its intersection with Hereford Farm Road, in Columbia County, has been announced.
  • Results Of Augusta-Richmond County's Online Survey Are In

    Results Of Augusta-Richmond County's Online Survey Are In

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-09-03 14:29:44 GMT
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    The results of an online survey that was posted to Augusta-Richmond County's government website are now in.
    The results of an online survey that was posted to Augusta-Richmond County's government website are now in.
  • 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, September 3 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-09-03 10:43:55 GMT
    6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic
    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.
  • CSRA Morning News Update: September 3, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: September 3, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: September 3, 2014

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 6:40 AM EDT2014-09-03 10:40:19 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.
  • Golden Apple: Carrie Lovett

    Golden Apple: Carrie Lovett

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:00:56 GMT
    Carrie Lovett's classroom could just have easily been Carrie Lovett's courtroom."I was in law school," Lovett says. "And the principal came to the law school and said we need to substitute for this teacher who's ill with Lupus Disease. And I knew my parents wanted one of us to be a teacher and I volunteered."That was 26 short years ago. She left law school behind and has been changing young lives ever since."When I see young people come in the building and they have smiles on their faces and ...
    Carrie Lovett's classroom could just have easily been Carrie Lovett's courtroom."I was in law school," Lovett says. "And the principal came to the law school and said we need to substitute for this teacher who's ill with Lupus Disease. And I knew my parents wanted one of us to be a teacher and I volunteered."That was 26 short years ago. She left law school behind and has been changing young lives ever since."When I see young people come in the building and they have smiles on their faces and ...
  • Commissioner Donnie Smith Retired Due To Health Issues, Doesn't Rule Out Resigning From Commission

    Commissioner Donnie Smith Retired Due To Health Issues, Doesn't Rule Out Resigning From Commission

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:14:58 GMT
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    Under investigation, Donnie Smith has retired from his job at the Georgia State Patrol, but said he long ago applied. But, now he is not saying no to resigning from his job on the Augusta Commission. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Under investigation, Donnie Smith has retired from his job at the Georgia State Patrol, but said he long ago applied. But, now he is not saying no to resigning from his job on the Augusta Commission. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Commission Rejects Alcohol Fee Increase

    Commission Rejects Alcohol Fee Increase

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:42:13 GMT
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     A proposed increase in liquor license fees is turned down by Augusta Commissioners.
     A proposed increase in Liquor License fee's is turn down by Augusta commissioners
  • Augusta Commission Seeks Advice On SPLOST Rules

    Augusta Commission Seeks Advice On SPLOST Rules

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:35:54 GMT
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    With another SPLOST planned for next year, Augusta's city leaders are looking for an outside opinion on who should or should not get sales tax funding.
    With another SPLOST planned for next year, Augusta's city leaders are looking for an outside opinion on who should or should not get sales tax funding.
  • Police: Pit Bull Repeatedly Stabbed During Pet Adoption Event At Georgia Pet Store

    Police: Pit Bull Repeatedly Stabbed During Pet Adoption Event At Georgia Pet Store

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:47:08 GMT
    Photo of Clara, the pit bull which was repeatedly stabbed inside a Newnan, Georgia PetSmart store during a pet adoption eventPhoto of Clara, the pit bull which was repeatedly stabbed inside a Newnan, Georgia PetSmart store during a pet adoption event
    Police say a pit bull was repeatedly stabbed during a pet adoption event inside a PetSmart store in the west Georgia town of Newnan, horrifying adults and children.
    Police say a pit bull was repeatedly stabbed during a pet adoption event inside a PetSmart store in the west Georgia town of Newnan, horrifying adults and children.
  • Counselors Help Students Grieve Classmate's Drowning

    Counselors Help Students Grieve Classmate's Drowning

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:23:20 GMT

     Lincoln County High School students remember 17-year-old Jacoby Mason, who died after drowning over the weekend.

     Lincoln County High School students remember 17-year-old Jacoby Mason, who died after drowning over the weekend.

  • UPDATED ON 6: Grovetown Roadway Re-Opened After Broken Water Main Repaired

    UPDATED ON 6: Grovetown Roadway Re-Opened After Broken Water Main Repaired

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:13:56 GMT
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    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a Grovetown roadway that was closed Tuesday morning due to a broken water main has now been re-opened.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a Grovetown roadway that was closed Tuesday morning due to a broken water main has now been re-opened.
  • Rescue Groups Fighting For Shelter Policy Change

    Rescue Groups Fighting For Shelter Policy Change

    Rescue Groups Fighting For Shelter Policy Change

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:25:00 GMT
    Even though conditions at the Augusta Animal Sheltermay beimproving, rescue groups are still pushing the county to change the spay/neuter policy. Rescue groups from Georgia and out of state want to help increase the number of adoptions from the shelter, but many are finding it hard to do so. A rescue group from Florida said the county's policy needs to be altered, so they can help save more animals. Picking out a furr...
    Even though conditions at the Augusta Animal Sheltermay beimproving, rescue groups are still pushing the county to change the spay/neuter policy. Rescue groups from Georgia and out of state want to help increase the number of adoptions from the shelter, but many are finding it hard to do so. A rescue group from Florida said the county's policy needs to be altered, so they can help save more animals. Picking out a furr...
  • Home Depot Investigating Potential Credit Card Data Breach

    Home Depot Investigating Potential Credit Card Data Breach

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:51:03 GMT
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    Atlanta-based Home Depot is investigating a potential credit card data breach.
    Atlanta-based Home Depot is investigating a potential credit card data breach.
  • Whole Foods To Open In Augusta September 23rd

    Whole Foods To Open In Augusta September 23rd

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:39:58 GMT
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    The moment many of you in the CSRA have been waiting for is fast approaching.
    The moment many of you in the CSRA have been waiting for is fast approaching.
  • 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

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:07 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:07:21 GMT
    6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic
    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.
  • CSRA Morning News Update: September 2, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: September 2, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: September 2, 2014

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:15 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:15:49 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.
  • Tropical Storm Dolly Forms in the Gulf of Mexico

    Tropical Storm Dolly Forms in the Gulf of Mexico

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:28 AM EDT2014-09-02 08:28:11 GMT
    Tropical Storm Dolly forms in the Gulf of Mexico.
    Tropical Storm Dolly forms in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • First Aid Stations Could Be Coming To The Beach

    First Aid Stations Could Be Coming To The Beach

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:19:58 GMT
    Horry County officials want to add three first aid stations to some popular beaches near North Myrtle Beach. County Councilman Brent Schulz told The Sun News of Myrtle Beach (http://bit.ly/1qUTtAY ) that the first aid stations would be staffed and would give people at the beach a place to get out of the sun and get treatment for minor problems. The stations would be placed at the end of streets by the beach. Schulz says he has heard they are popular in Florida and California. Officials will m...
    Horry County officials want to add three first aid stations to some popular beaches near North Myrtle Beach. County Councilman Brent Schulz told The Sun News of Myrtle Beach (http://bit.ly/1qUTtAY ) that the first aid stations would be staffed and would give people at the beach a place to get out of the sun and get treatment for minor problems. The stations would be placed at the end of streets by the beach. Schulz says he has heard they are popular in Florida and California. Officials will m...
  • Lincoln County Teen Drowns

    Lincoln County Teen Drowns

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:49:14 GMT
    Folks in Lincoln County are remembering 17-year-old Jacoby Mason who drowned while swimming.
    Folks in Lincoln County are remembering 17-year-old Jacoby Mason who drowned while swimming.
  • Motorcycle Group Stresses "Look Twice to Save a Life"

    Motorcycle Group Stresses "Look Twice to Save a Life"

    Motorcycle Group Stresses "Look Twice to Save a Life"

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:14:03 GMT
    This long holiday weekend may have some people jumping on their motorcycles for a relaxing ride, but one local group of motorcyclists is raising awareness about the dangers. More than 200,000 people have registered motorcycles in the State of Georgia. Members of A.B.A.T.E of Georgia, also known as American Bikers Active Toward Education, say the trend of buying a bike instead of a car is continuing as gas prices remai...
    This long holiday weekend may have some people jumping on their motorcycles for a relaxing ride, but one local group of motorcyclists is raising awareness about the dangers. More than 200,000 people have registered motorcycles in the State of Georgia. Members of A.B.A.T.E of Georgia, also known as American Bikers Active Toward Education, say the trend of buying a bike instead of a car is continuing as gas prices remai...
  • 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, September 1 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:19:48 GMT
    6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic
    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.
  • CSRA Morning News Update: September 1, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: September 1, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: September 1, 2014

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:59 AM EDT2014-09-01 10:59:29 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.
  • Sluggers hit it out of the Park for a Good Cause

    Sluggers hit it out of the Park for a Good Cause

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:37:40 GMT
    Alayna Ishmael about to step out and throw the first pitch. Alayna Ishmael about to step out and throw the first pitch.

    Alayna Ishmael is now confined to a wheelchair after nearly drowning in the Augusta Mall fountain. Palmetto Peach Sports decided to hold a baseball game to raise money for the little girl's family. She even got to throw out the first pitch.

    Alayna Ishmael is now confined to a wheelchair after nearly drowning in the Augusta Mall fountain. Palmetto Peach Sports decided to hold a baseball game to raise money for the little girl's family. She even got to throw out the first pitch.

  • New Renovations Coming to Georgia Rest Areas

    New Renovations Coming to Georgia Rest Areas

    New Renovations Coming to Georgia Rest Areas

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:14:50 GMT
    New renovations are coming to rest areas in Georgia. The Department of Transportation is spending more than10 million dollars to start updates on facilities along interstates.The department has received complaints about rest area conditions and is why officials believe it's time to make improvements. DOT made room in the budget over the last couple of years for a special fund from logo ad profits, and they are ready t...
    New renovations are coming to rest areas in Georgia. The Department of Transportation is spending more than10 million dollars to start updates on facilities along interstates.The department has received complaints about rest area conditions and is why officials believe it's time to make improvements. DOT made room in the budget over the last couple of years for a special fund from logo ad profits, and they are ready t...
  • Men Ordered To Pay Up For Killing Birds

    Men Ordered To Pay Up For Killing Birds

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:38:36 GMT
    A Jasper County hunting preserve is paying $250,000 in restitution after three of its employees pleaded guilty to illegally trapping and killing hawks and owls to improve quail hunting on the property. U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles announced Friday that Mackay Point Plantation's general manager, hunting dog trainer and heavy equipment handler have been sentenced to six months of probation, community service, and a one-year ban on trapping. The $250,000 to be paid by the private plantation will b...
    A Jasper County hunting preserve is paying $250,000 in restitution after three of its employees pleaded guilty to illegally trapping and killing hawks and owls to improve quail hunting on the property. U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles announced Friday that Mackay Point Plantation's general manager, hunting dog trainer and heavy equipment handler have been sentenced to six months of probation, community service, and a one-year ban on trapping. The $250,000 to be paid by the private plantation will b...
  • Casket Used To Hide Drugs

    Casket Used To Hide Drugs

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:36:53 GMT
    A middle Georgia sheriff says two inmates visiting a Macon funeral home tried to return to jail with drugs and other contraband that had been hidden inside their grandmother's casket. WMAZ-TV reports Bibb County deputies found marijuana, tobacco, a lighter and a cellphone on inmates Henry Ison Rouse and Nekoase Antwan Vinson after they attended a visitation for their dead grandmother Thursday. They wore handcuffs and were escorted by guards. Bibb County Sheriff David Davis says deputies suspe...
    A middle Georgia sheriff says two inmates visiting a Macon funeral home tried to return to jail with drugs and other contraband that had been hidden inside their grandmother's casket. WMAZ-TV reports Bibb County deputies found marijuana, tobacco, a lighter and a cellphone on inmates Henry Ison Rouse and Nekoase Antwan Vinson after they attended a visitation for their dead grandmother Thursday. They wore handcuffs and were escorted by guards. Bibb County Sheriff David Davis says deputies suspe...
  • GMA Sunday Headlines: August 31, 2014

    GMA Sunday Headlines: August 31, 2014

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-08-31 12:16:59 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.
  • "HIV is what I have, not who I am"

    "HIV is what I have, not who I am"

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:45:56 GMT
    Stop the Stigma cake for the 4th Annual Red Party. Stop the Stigma cake for the 4th Annual Red Party.

    Wanda Collier has been living with HIV for 27 years. She created the Stop Da Stigma campaign 4 years ago. With this campaign she holds events, like the Red Party, to raise awareness about HIV. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with Collier about her struggles and accomplishments.

    Wanda Collier has been living with HIV for 27 years. She created the Stop Da Stigma campaign 4 years ago. With this campaign she holds events, like the Red Party, to raise awareness about HIV. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with Collier about her struggles and accomplishments.

  • 1 On 1: UNCF Jazz Festival Preview

    1 On 1: UNCF Jazz Festival Preview

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:28:59 GMT
    The 2nd Annual Ann N. Johnson UNCF Jazz Festival is September 14th at 6:00pm at the historic Jessye Norman Amphitheater. It's to raise money for the UNCF.
    The 2nd Annual Ann N. Johnson UNCF Jazz Festival is September 14th at 6:00pm at the historic Jessye Norman Amphitheater. It's to raise money for the UNCF.
  • GMA Saturday Headlines: August 30, 2014

    GMA Saturday Headlines: August 30, 2014

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-08-30 12:50:07 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.
  • Free Boat Inspections

    Free Boat Inspections

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:32:54 GMT
    The state Department of Natural Resources is offering courtesy boat safety inspections during the Labor Day weekend at boat landings across South Carolina. The department announced that boating and enforcement officers will perform quick inspections for required safety equipment and proper boat and motor registration. Boaters won't get a ticket if they are not in compliance, but they will be given a chance to correct the problem before launching a boat. The first inspections are scheduled for...
    The state Department of Natural Resources is offering courtesy boat safety inspections during the Labor Day weekend at boat landings across South Carolina. The department announced that boating and enforcement officers will perform quick inspections for required safety equipment and proper boat and motor registration. Boaters won't get a ticket if they are not in compliance, but they will be given a chance to correct the problem before launching a boat. The first inspections are scheduled for...
  • Stewart Returns To Racing In Atlanta

    Stewart Returns To Racing In Atlanta

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:29:06 GMT
    Tony Stewart says the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York. Stewart spoke Friday for the first time Ward died at an Aug. 9 dirt-track event in upstate New York. The three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since Ward's death. Stewart will race in Atlanta on Sunday night for the first time in three weeks. He says he took time out of respect for...
    Tony Stewart says the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York. Stewart spoke Friday for the first time Ward died at an Aug. 9 dirt-track event in upstate New York. The three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since Ward's death. Stewart will race in Atlanta on Sunday night for the first time in three weeks. He says he took time out of respect for...
  • Fewer Lane Closures For Your Labor Day On The Road

    Fewer Lane Closures For Your Labor Day On The Road

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:40:25 GMT
    Road Work graphicRoad Work graphic
    Georgia transportation officials plan to suspend many construction-related lane closures for the upcoming holiday weekend. The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend the lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m. Tuesday on interstates and other major state routes by holiday and tourist attractions. The agency generally restricts lane closures during big holidays to alleviate increased traffic. That doesn't include necessary emergency lane closures. Transportation officials say ...
    Georgia transportation officials plan to suspend many construction-related lane closures for the upcoming holiday weekend. The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend the lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m. Tuesday on interstates and other major state routes by holiday and tourist attractions. The agency generally restricts lane closures during big holidays to alleviate increased traffic. That doesn't include necessary emergency lane closures. Transportation officials say ...
  • Red Hot Donation To Help Children With Cancer

    Red Hot Donation To Help Children With Cancer

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:35:13 GMT
    A concert leads to big payday for pediatric cancer. Augusta band Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots played at the Imperial Theater last month to benefit a local charity. Thursday, the lead singer presented a check to Press On for more than ten-thousand-dollars.The Press On Fund, is pushing for a pediatric cancer research center in Augusta.The organization has raised more than two-million-dollars to help young cancer patients.
    A concert leads to big payday for pediatric cancer. Augusta band Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots played at the Imperial Theater last month to benefit a local charity. Thursday, the lead singer presented a check to Press On for more than ten-thousand-dollars.The Press On Fund, is pushing for a pediatric cancer research center in Augusta.The organization has raised more than two-million-dollars to help young cancer patients.
  • Local Law Enforcement In Full Force For Labor Day

    Local Law Enforcement In Full Force For Labor Day

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:15:40 GMT
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office will have DUI checkpoints during Labor Day Weekend.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office will have DUI checkpoints during Labor Day Weekend.
  • GRU Student Indicted After Getting Shot By Officer

    GRU Student Indicted After Getting Shot By Officer

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:07:10 GMT
    Donte Stewart was indicted by a grand jury on three separate charges.
    Donte Stewart was indicted by a grand jury on three separate charges.
  • North Augusta Radio Station Lifting Spirits with Shine 88.7

    North Augusta Radio Station Lifting Spirits with Shine 88.7

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:48:01 GMT
    There's a new radio station in the CSRA for fans of modern praise and worship music. It's called 88.7 Shine FM.
    There's a new radio station in the CSRA for fans of modern praise and worship music. It's called 88.7 Shine FM.
  • Local Gun Range Owner Reacts to Arizona's Accidental Shooting

    Local Gun Range Owner Reacts to Arizona's Accidental Shooting

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:42:15 GMT
    The sametype of automatic gun the 9 year old was shooting in AZ.The sametype of automatic gun the 9 year old was shooting in AZ.

    A local gun range owner says it was a big mistake to give an automatic gun to a 9 year old. Reports say the young girl had never shot a gun before. When she shot the uzi it recoiled and shot her instructor in the head, killing him. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with a gun range owner in Augusta about the issue.

    A local gun range owner says it was a big mistake to give an automatic gun to a 9 year old. Reports say the young girl had never shot a gun before. When she shot the uzi it recoiled and shot her instructor in the head, killing him. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with a gun range owner in Augusta about the issue.

  • Burke County Man Facing Child Cruelty Charge

    Burke County Man Facing Child Cruelty Charge

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:39:51 GMT
    Photo of Mark Anthony Winter II, who has been charged with Cruelty to Children in the First Degree (Credit: Burke County Sheriff's Office)Photo of Mark Anthony Winter II, who has been charged with Cruelty to Children in the First Degree (Credit: Burke County Sheriff's Office)
    A Burke County man has been arrested after a 1-month-old child was admitted to Georgia Regents Medical Center with a skull fracture.
    A Burke County man has been arrested after a 1-month-old child was admitted to Georgia Regents Medical Center with a skull fracture.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Section Of Columbia County Road Re-Opened After Gas Leak

    UPDATED ON 6: Section Of Columbia County Road Re-Opened After Gas Leak

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:07:48 GMT
    Breaking News graphicBreaking News graphic
    A section of a Columbia County roadway that was closed Thursday morning due to a gas leak has been re-opened.
    A section of a Columbia County roadway that was closed Thursday morning due to a gas leak has been re-opened.
  • Trivia Night Benefits Homeless Dental Needs

    Trivia Night Benefits Homeless Dental Needs

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:48:09 GMT
    If you can remember the preamble to the United States Constitution or the top 2014 Emmy winners, then you would have been perfect for a team playing trivia to raise funds for emergency dental needs in the homeless community. The Georgia Regents University Chapter of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry at the College of Dental Medicine are all fun and games now, but a visit to learn the dental needs of the CSRA's homeless population was no laughing matter.
    If you can remember the preamble to the United States Constitution or the top 2014 Emmy winners, then you would have been perfect for a team playing trivia to raise funds for emergency dental needs in the homeless community. The Georgia Regents University Chapter of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry at the College of Dental Medicine are all fun and games now, but a visit to learn the dental needs of the CSRA's homeless population was no laughing matter.
  • Teacher Group Backs Carter

    Teacher Group Backs Carter

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:42:12 GMT
    One of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia has announced its support for Democrat Jason Carter, as he challenges Republican Gov. Nathan Deal in the fall. The Georgia Association of Educators endorsed Carter on Wednesday, citing a "chronic underfunding and dismantling of Georgia's public education." The group has historically backed Democrats, although it declined to endorse anyone in the 2002 governor's race. That lack of support was considered a factor in then-Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes ...
    One of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia has announced its support for Democrat Jason Carter, as he challenges Republican Gov. Nathan Deal in the fall. The Georgia Association of Educators endorsed Carter on Wednesday, citing a "chronic underfunding and dismantling of Georgia's public education." The group has historically backed Democrats, although it declined to endorse anyone in the 2002 governor's race. That lack of support was considered a factor in then-Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes ...
  • 6 Investigates: Is Project Jackson Property Blighted?

    6 Investigates: Is Project Jackson Property Blighted?

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:07:44 GMT
    News Channel 6's Mike Miller investigates whether or not the Project Jackson property is blighted.
    News Channel 6's Mike Miller investigates whether or not the Project Jackson property is blighted.
  • "It's Creating a new Breed of Sexual Predators"

    "It's Creating a new Breed of Sexual Predators"

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:59:48 GMT
    This is Kik, one of the social media outlets teens use to message each other.This is Kik, one of the social media outlets teens use to message each other.

    Law enforcement says social media is breeding a new kind of sexual predators. Apps like Snapchat, Kik and Facebook have made it easier for predators to lure their prey. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter looked into these sites and spoke with law enforcement to find out how to keep your child safe.

    Law enforcement says social media is breeding a new kind of sexual predators. Apps like Snapchat, Kik and Facebook have made it easier for predators to lure their prey. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter looked into these sites and spoke with law enforcement to find out how to keep your child safe.

  • Effingham County Siblings Arrested And Charged With Incest

    Effingham County Siblings Arrested And Charged With Incest

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:05:28 GMT
    Mug shots of Christopher Buckner and her half brother, Timothy Savoy, who were arrested in Effingham County, Georgia and charged with incestMug shots of Christopher Buckner and her half brother, Timothy Savoy, who were arrested in Effingham County, Georgia and charged with incest
    Two Effingham County sibling have been arrested and charged with incest after they admitted to having sex in a parking lot.
    Two Effingham County sibling have been arrested and charged with incest after they admitted to having sex in a parking lot.
  • Update: Murder Suspect's Wife Says Her Husband Couldn't Have Done It

    Update: Murder Suspect's Wife Says Her Husband Couldn't Have Done It

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:49:56 GMT
    Mug shot of 49-year-old Robert Ivory Anderson, who made his first court appearance on Wednesday in connection to a deadly Sunday night shooting on Carrie Street in AugustaMug shot of 49-year-old Robert Ivory Anderson, who made his first court appearance on Wednesday in connection to a deadly Sunday night shooting on Carrie Street in Augusta
    The man accused in a Sunday night shooting on Carrie Street in Augusta that left one man dead and 3 injured made his first appearance in court on Wednesday. WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory reports
    The man accused in a Sunday night shooting on Carrie Street in Augusta that left one man dead and 3 injured made his first appearance in court on Wednesday. WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory reports
  • WJBF Anchor John Hart Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Live On Air

    WJBF Anchor John Hart Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Live On Air

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:21:42 GMT
    WJBF anchor John HArt takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge live on air Wednesday eveningWJBF anchor John HArt takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge live on air Wednesday evening
    Our John Hart will take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge live on air and online at the end of Wednesday's 5:30 P.M. newscast.
    Our John Hart will take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge live on air and online at the end of Wednesday's 5:30 P.M. newscast.
  • Richmond County Man Sentenced For Shooting, Killing His Friend

    Richmond County Man Sentenced For Shooting, Killing His Friend

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:30:13 GMT
    Mug shot of Dominique Sullivan who has been sentended for shooting and killing his friend Delarrion Smith, back in November of 2013Mug shot of Dominique Sullivan who has been sentended for shooting and killing his friend Delarrion Smith, back in November of 2013
    A 19-year-old man accused of shooting his 18-year-old friend has been sentenced.
    A 19-year-old man accused of shooting his 18-year-old friend has been sentenced.
  • Paine College Rape Suspect Gets Life Sentence

    Paine College Rape Suspect Gets Life Sentence

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:38:20 GMT
    Mug shot of Jarius Dantler who was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years for the rape of a Paine College student in her dorm room in March of 2013Mug shot of Jarius Dantler who was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years for the rape of a Paine College student in her dorm room in March of 2013
    A man accused of raping a Paine College student will soon be on his way to prison.
    A man accused of raping a Paine College student will soon be on his way to prison.
  • Nighttime 5K Run Coming To Augusta

    Nighttime 5K Run Coming To Augusta

    Nighttime 5K Run Coming To Augusta

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:02:31 GMT
    Trivium Racing is getting ready with a whole new kind of fun run -Glow in the Park is the ultimate party run and it is coming to Augusta on Saturday, October 25th at sunset at a 25% discount!The pre-party starts with participants donning their free glow bracelets and necklaces, and decorating themselves with glow-in-the-dark body paint. Participants will then be sent off by the beats of a local DJ to run/walk a 5k course through several stations guaranteed to make them glow. They will brave ...
    Trivium Racing is getting ready with a whole new kind of fun run -Glow in the Park is the ultimate party run and it is coming to Augusta on Saturday, October 25th at sunset at a 25% discount!The pre-party starts with participants donning their free glow bracelets and necklaces, and decorating themselves with glow-in-the-dark body paint. Participants will then be sent off by the beats of a local DJ to run/walk a 5k course through several stations guaranteed to make them glow. They will brave ...
  • Multi-Vehicle Wreck Backs Up Traffic on Wheeler Road

    Multi-Vehicle Wreck Backs Up Traffic on Wheeler Road

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:38 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:38:21 GMT
    Breaking News graphicBreaking News graphic
    An accident on Wheeler Road near Sonic is backing up traffic.The wreck happened around 8:30 am Wednesday.Authorities say four to five vehicles are involved. Injuries are reported.Wreckers are on the scene.I
    An accident on Wheeler Road near Sonic is backing up traffic.The wreck happened around 8:30 am Wednesday.Authorities say four to five vehicles are involved. Injuries are reported.Wreckers are on the scene.I
  • 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, August 27 2014 7:13 AM EDT2014-08-27 11:13:38 GMT
    6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic
    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.
  • CSRA Morning News Update: August 27, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 27, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 27, 2014

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:08 AM EDT2014-08-27 11:08:38 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.
  • Augusta Commissioners Did Not Want To Abstain From Tax Increase

    Augusta Commissioners Did Not Want To Abstain From Tax Increase

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:40:47 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Mayor Deke CopenahaverPhoto of Augusta Mayor Deke Copenahaver
    Augusta city leaders were deadlocked on a tax increase proposal, allowing the Mayor to break a 5-5 tie in favor, but Commissioners who opposed the tax hike could have kept the vote out of the Mayor's hands. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Augusta city leaders were deadlocked on a tax increase proposal, allowing the Mayor to break a 5-5 tie in favor, but Commissioners who opposed the tax hike could have kept the vote out of the Mayor's hands. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.

  • Augusta Bar Owner Says He Was Unaware City Was Proposing Alcohol Fee Increase

    Augusta Bar Owner Says He Was Unaware City Was Proposing Alcohol Fee Increase

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:21:41 GMT
    Photo of bottles of alcohol at Joe's Underground, on Broad Street in AugustaPhoto of bottles of alcohol at Joe's Underground, on Broad Street in Augusta
    The Augusta Planning, License, and Inspection Department is proposing changes to the city alcohol ordinance including a ten percent increase in license fees. An Augusta Commission committee approved the recommendation with no word of protest from business owners.
    The Augusta Planning, License, and Inspection Department is proposing changes to the city alcohol ordinance including a ten percent increase in license fees. An Augusta Commission committee approved the recommendation with no word of protest from business owners.

  • Mom Upset with Youth Football League After Son is Injured by Older Boy

    Mom Upset with Youth Football League After Son is Injured by Older Boy

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:36:45 GMT
    A Columbia County mother is calling foul against a little league football group.
    A Columbia County mother is calling foul against a little league football group.
  • Suspect Wanted In Theft Of Jewelry

    Suspect Wanted In Theft Of Jewelry

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:06:29 GMT
    Photo of the suspect in an April theft at Trends and Traditions on Washington Road, in AugustaPhoto of the suspect in an April theft at Trends and Traditions on Washington Road, in Augusta
    Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigators are asking for help from the public in identifying a suspect in an April 14th theft at Trends and Traditions.
    Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigators are asking for help from the public in identifying a suspect in an April 14th theft at Trends and Traditions.
  • Suspect In Deadly Carrie Street Shooting Identified, Arrested

    Suspect In Deadly Carrie Street Shooting Identified, Arrested

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:55:02 GMT
    Mug shot of 49-year-old Robert Ivory Anderson, who is facing several charges in connection to a deadly Sunday shooting on Carrie Street in Augusta.Mug shot of 49-year-old Robert Ivory Anderson, who is facing several charges in connection to a deadly Sunday shooting on Carrie Street in Augusta.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has identified and arrested the suspect in the deadly Sunday night shooting on Carrie Street in Augusta.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has identified and arrested the suspect in the deadly Sunday night shooting on Carrie Street in Augusta.
  • Savannah River Drinking Water Tests Are In

    Savannah River Drinking Water Tests Are In

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:50:26 GMT
    Meteorologist Jason Nappi says, "Could you just walk up to the Savannah at any point in the Savannah and just drink that water and it be okay?"Dr. Oscar Flite, CEO at Phinizy Center For Water Sciences says, "If I were to filter that bacteria out the water quality would be very good. Columbia County has the best water quality around, the best drinking water around."Dr. Flite says Columbia County drinking water is really good because it comes right out of the Thurmond Dam."The dams, the three h...
    Meteorologist Jason Nappi says, "Could you just walk up to the Savannah at any point in the Savannah and just drink that water and it be okay?"Dr. Oscar Flite, CEO at Phinizy Center For Water Sciences says, "If I were to filter that bacteria out the water quality would be very good. Columbia County has the best water quality around, the best drinking water around."Dr. Flite says Columbia County drinking water is really good because it comes right out of the Thurmond Dam."The dams, the three h...
  • PHOTOS: National Dog Day 2014

    PHOTOS: National Dog Day 2014

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:31:41 GMT
    This is Cane, and he was rescued from Hurricane Ike.This is Cane, and he was rescued from Hurricane Ike.
    Did you know that August 26th is a special day for dog owners?That's right, it is National Dog Day, which is a day to celebrate man's best friend and encourage people to adopt a dog.Take a look at the pooches in our photo gallery above.
    Did you know that August 26th is a special day for dog owners?That's right, it is National Dog Day, which is a day to celebrate man's best friend and encourage people to adopt a dog.Take a look at the pooches in our photo gallery above.
  • Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens Prevails In Lawsuit Defending Open Government

    Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens Prevails In Lawsuit Defending Open Government

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:30:32 GMT
    Photo of Georgia Attorney General Sam OlensPhoto of Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens
    A judge has ruled in favor of Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens in a lawsuit filed against Cumming, Georgia city leaders for violating the Open Meetings Act.
    A judge has ruled in favor of Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens in a lawsuit filed against Cumming, Georgia city leaders for violating the Open Meetings Act.
  • Mayor Copenhaver Breaks Augusta Commission Deadlock in Favor Of Tax Hike

    Mayor Copenhaver Breaks Augusta Commission Deadlock in Favor Of Tax Hike

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:33:33 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Mayor Deke CopenhaverPhoto of Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver
    It was rejected last week, but Monday Augusta Commissioners approved a nearly $8 million tax increase thanks to the tie-breaking vote by Mayor Deke Copenhaver. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    It was rejected last week, but Monday Augusta Commissioners approved a nearly $8 million tax increase thanks to the tie-breaking vote by Mayor Deke Copenhaver. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.

  • 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

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:15 AM EDT2014-08-26 11:15:58 GMT
    6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic
    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.
  • CSRA Morning News Update: August 26, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 26, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 26, 2014

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:11 AM EDT2014-08-26 11:11:51 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.
  • Ben Hasan Named New Commissioner: Votes For Tax Increase

    Ben Hasan Named New Commissioner: Votes For Tax Increase

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:04:14 GMT
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    He was there for the selecting as Augusta Commissioners voted in Ben Hasan to replace Joe Jackson, who resigned last week. Hasan's first vote out of the gate was one Joe Jackson did not make.
    He was there for the selecting as Augusta Commissioners voted in Ben Hasan to replace Joe Jackson, who resigned last week. Hasan's first vote out of the gate was one Joe Jackson did not make.

  • Augusta Commission Gives Go Ahead To Consider Implementing Excise Tax

    Augusta Commission Gives Go Ahead To Consider Implementing Excise Tax

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:59:08 GMT
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    More taxes could be on the way as Augusta Commissioners give the green light to begin the process of implementing excise tax.
    More taxes could be on the way as Augusta Commissioners give the green light to begin the process of implementing excise tax.
  • Augusta Commission Committee Approves Increase in Alcohol License Fees

    Augusta Commission Committee Approves Increase in Alcohol License Fees

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:58:55 GMT
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    Monday, the Augusta Commission Public Services Committee approved a plan to increase the costs of alcohol licenses by 10 percent.
    Monday, the Augusta Commission Public Services Committee approved a plan to increase the costs of alcohol licenses by 10 percent.
  • Local Rescue Group Says Claims Against Augusta Animal Shelter Not True

    Local Rescue Group Says Claims Against Augusta Animal Shelter Not True

    Local Rescue Group Says Claims Against Augusta Animal Shelter Not True

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:47:12 GMT
    Photo of Brenda Huffman and Heidi McDonald, with Dog Networking Agency of GeorgiaPhoto of Brenda Huffman and Heidi McDonald, with Dog Networking Agency of Georgia
    The Augusta Animal Shelter has recently come under fire for accusations by some dog rescue groups for poor conditions and neglect. But one local rescue group says these claims are not true. News Channel 6's Nicole Snyder took a tour of the shelter to investigate.Clean water, unlimited food, and energetic pups.These are some of the terms the Dog Networking Agents of Georgia use to describe the dogs at the Augusta Anima...
    The Augusta Animal Shelter has recently come under fire for accusations by some dog rescue groups for poor conditions and neglect. But one local rescue group says these claims are not true. News Channel 6's Nicole Snyder took a tour of the shelter to investigate.Clean water, unlimited food, and energetic pups.These are some of the terms the Dog Networking Agents of Georgia use to describe the dogs at the Augusta Anima...
  • Friends Remember Father of 5 Killed in Shooting

    Friends Remember Father of 5 Killed in Shooting

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:20:25 GMT

    Friends remember a father of five killed in a shooting in Augusta

    Friends remember a father of five killed in a shooting in Augusta

  • New Research Offers Hope To Parkinson's Patients

    New Research Offers Hope To Parkinson's Patients

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:43:36 GMT
    Just like it did with suicide and depression, the death of Robin Williams brought renewed attention to Parkinson's Disease after it was reveal by Williams' wife that he was in the early stages of the neurological disease. While many speculate that the disease played a part in Williams' decision to end his life, the future is actually quite hopeful for people living with it.
    Just like it did with suicide and depression, the death of Robin Williams brought renewed attention to Parkinson's Disease after it was reveal by Williams' wife that he was in the early stages of the neurological disease. While many speculate that the disease played a part in Williams' decision to end his life, the future is actually quite hopeful for people living with it.
  • Signs, Symptoms, and Options For People With ALS

    Signs, Symptoms, and Options For People With ALS

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:40:36 GMT
    For weeks now social media and has been filled with videos of people dumpling buckets of ice water over their head in an attempt to bring about awareness for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. And, since the start of that challenge, over 70 million dollars has been raised by the ALS Association. That is compared to the 2.5 million dollars raised during the same time period last year. It is a win for the association, but how much do people really know about the debilitating disease?
    For weeks now social media and has been filled with videos of people dumpling buckets of ice water over their head in an attempt to bring about awareness for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. And, since the start of that challenge, over 70 million dollars has been raised by the ALS Association. That is compared to the 2.5 million dollars raised during the same time period last year. It is a win for the association, but how much do people really know about the debilitating disease?
  • Seven Reasons You May Want To Roll Over Your Retirement Plan

    Seven Reasons You May Want To Roll Over Your Retirement Plan

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:40:36 GMT
    In other segments Will Caywood, a financial advisor with the Fehrman Investment Group has discussed the options you have for your 401k when leaving a company. This weekend he discussed seven reasons why rolling retirement plan assets like a 401k or 403b to an IRA may be a good strategy for you.
    In other segments Will Caywood, a financial advisor with the Fehrman Investment Group has discussed the options you have for your 401k when leaving a company. This weekend he discussed seven reasons why rolling retirement plan assets like a 401k or 403b to an IRA may be a good strategy for you.
  • Highway 378 Bridge Project Costs 10 Million More

    Highway 378 Bridge Project Costs 10 Million More

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:38:47 GMT
    Charles Maddox from Augusta says, "17 million dollars is a lot to spend, especially to have to go back and do it twice." The highway 378 bridge connects GA to SC between Lincoln and McCormick Counties. Scott Bridge Company started building a new bridge to connect Georgia-Carolina in 2010. Construction on the new bridge was supposed to be finished by last year. But there was an environmental problem with the concrete hardening process under water. "I don't feel too good about 17 million dolla...
    Charles Maddox from Augusta says, "17 million dollars is a lot to spend, especially to have to go back and do it twice." The highway 378 bridge connects GA to SC between Lincoln and McCormick Counties. Scott Bridge Company started building a new bridge to connect Georgia-Carolina in 2010. Construction on the new bridge was supposed to be finished by last year. But there was an environmental problem with the concrete hardening process under water. "I don't feel too good about 17 million dolla...
  • BREAKING ON 6: Accident Backs Up I-20 Eastbound Near Savannah River

    BREAKING ON 6: Accident Backs Up I-20 Eastbound Near Savannah River

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:29:38 GMT
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    WJBF News Channel 6 has received reports of an accident on I-20 eastbound that has backed up traffic near the Savannah River bridge heading into South Carolina.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has received reports of an accident on I-20 eastbound that has backed up traffic near the Savannah River bridge heading into South Carolina.
  • Governor Seeks To Add Computers To The Core

    Governor Seeks To Add Computers To The Core

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:31:03 GMT
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    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is asking the State Board of Education to allow high school students to count computer programming courses toward fulfilling a core requirement for their diplomas. Deal said Monday that he's also asking the University System of Georgia to allow students to use the courses for acceptance into postsecondary institutions. Deal's office says students are allowed to use advanced placement computer science classes to satisfy their fourth and final high school science credit...
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is asking the State Board of Education to allow high school students to count computer programming courses toward fulfilling a core requirement for their diplomas. Deal said Monday that he's also asking the University System of Georgia to allow students to use the courses for acceptance into postsecondary institutions. Deal's office says students are allowed to use advanced placement computer science classes to satisfy their fourth and final high school science credit...
  • South Augusta Fire

    South Augusta Fire

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:28:08 GMT
    A busy Monday afternoon for firefighters after a blaze in South Augusta. The Augusta Fire Department got the call just after 1:30pm. When they got to the home on the 3800 block of Peach Orchard Road they faced heavy smoke and flames. At approximately 1:40pm the Augusta Fire Department was called about a fire at a vacant house on a frontage road off the 3800 block of Peach Orchard Road. Fire crews were met with heavy smoke and flames. The house was vacant and had been boarded up several months...
    A busy Monday afternoon for firefighters after a blaze in South Augusta. The Augusta Fire Department got the call just after 1:30pm. When they got to the home on the 3800 block of Peach Orchard Road they faced heavy smoke and flames. At approximately 1:40pm the Augusta Fire Department was called about a fire at a vacant house on a frontage road off the 3800 block of Peach Orchard Road. Fire crews were met with heavy smoke and flames. The house was vacant and had been boarded up several months...
  • UPDATED ON 6: Suspect Arrested In Connection To Deadly Carrie Street Shooting

    UPDATED ON 6: Suspect Arrested In Connection To Deadly Carrie Street Shooting

    Monday, August 25 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-08-25 18:49:41 GMT
    Photo from the scene of a Sunday night deadly shooting on Carrie Drive, in AugustaPhoto from the scene of a Sunday night deadly shooting on Carrie Drive, in Augusta
    Richmond County Deputies are on the scene of a shooting on the 1000 block of Carrie Street in Augusta. One person has been killed.
    Richmond County Deputies are on the scene of a shooting on the 1000 block of Carrie Street in Augusta. One person has been killed.
  • Man Who Allegedly Lit Wife On Fire Arrested

    Man Who Allegedly Lit Wife On Fire Arrested

    Monday, August 25 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-08-25 18:07:55 GMT
    Mug shot of 30-year-old Ronnie Lee Jones, who is accused for setting his wife on fire on FridayMug shot of 30-year-old Ronnie Lee Jones, who is accused for setting his wife on fire on Friday
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has arrested the man, they say, doused his wife in gasoline and set her on fire.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has arrested the man, they say, doused his wife in gasoline and set her on fire.
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