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

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

    Authorities in metro Atlanta say they have arrested a man accused of snatching a funeral home employee's car keys, stealing a hearse with a body inside and later carjacking an SUV.
  • Immigration authorities arrest 60 in targeted effort in Ga.

    Immigration Enforcement Arrests

    Immigration Enforcement Arrests

    Wednesday, June 24 2015 10:19 PM EDT2015-06-25 02:19:39 GMT
    ATLANTA (AP) - Federal immigration authorities say they arrested 60 people in a targeted five-day operation in metro Atlanta, the Augusta area and northwest Georgia. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a news release.
    ATLANTA (AP) - Federal immigration authorities say they arrested 60 people in a targeted five-day operation in metro Atlanta, the Augusta area and northwest Georgia. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a news release.
  • Death of Local Soldier Leaves Family with Many Questions

    Death of Local Sailor Leaves Family with Many Questions

    Death of Local Sailor Leaves Family with Many Questions

    Thursday, June 18 2015 8:09 AM EDT2015-06-18 12:09:33 GMT
    The death of a local soldier still has family and friends questioning what happened.Emanuel County Authorities are investigating the death of 22-year-old Matthew Good. Good is from Louisville, Georgia and served in the Navy.Investigators say he was driving with friends on their way to Tybee Island Saturday morning, when he got out of the car in Emanuel County and started walking. That was the last time he was reportedly seen alive. His body was found off Highway One on Forest Ranger Road. We ...
    The death of a local soldier still has family and friends questioning what happened.Emanuel County Authorities are investigating the death of 22-year-old Matthew Good. Good is from Louisville, Georgia and served in the Navy.Investigators say he was driving with friends on their way to Tybee Island Saturday morning, when he got out of the car in Emanuel County and started walking. That was the last time he was reportedly seen alive. His body was found off Highway One on Forest Ranger Road. We ...
  • 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, June 18 2015 7:13 AM EDT2015-06-18 11:13:36 GMT
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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Update: Riverwatch Parkway Wrong-Way Driver Trial Enters Third Day

    Update: Riverwatch Parkway Wrong-Way Driver Trial Enters Third Day

    Wednesday, June 17 2015 6:42 PM EDT2015-06-17 22:42:20 GMT
    Photo taken Tuesday during Monique Sullivan's trial in Richmond CountyPhoto taken Tuesday during Monique Sullivan's trial in Richmond County
    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory provide the latest information from Monique Sullivan's trial.
    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory provide the latest information from Monique Sullivan's trial.
  • #UPDATED ON 6: Couple Arrested During Infant Death Investigation

    #UPDATED ON 6: Couple Arrested During Infant Death Investigation

    Wednesday, June 17 2015 5:41 PM EDT2015-06-17 21:41:29 GMT
    Mug shot photos of 23-year-old Lexis Fay Russell and 26-year-old Jacob Drew Harris (Courtesy: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot photos of 23-year-old Lexis Fay Russell and 26-year-old Jacob Drew Harris (Courtesy: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)
    A 5 1/2 month old boy is dead after deputies were called to a mobile home park in Martinez early Wednesday morning. WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose has the story.
    A 5 1/2 month old boy is dead after deputies were called to a mobile home park in Martinez early Wednesday morning. WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose has the story.
  • #TRAFFIC ALERT: Washington Road Back Open After Gas Leak Caused Detour In Columbia County

    #TRAFFIC ALERT: Washington Road Back Open After Gas Leak Caused Detour In Columbia County

    Wednesday, June 17 2015 2:21 PM EDT2015-06-17 18:21:17 GMT
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    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that traffic on Washington Road at Hardy McManus Road in Columbia County is being detoured due to a gas leak.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that traffic on Washington Road at Hardy McManus Road in Columbia County is being detoured due to a gas leak.
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Hereford Farm Road Re-Opened After Crash

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Hereford Farm Road Re-Opened After Crash

    Wednesday, June 17 2015 12:52 PM EDT2015-06-17 16:52:17 GMT
    Photo from the scene of a Wednesday afternoon crash that has stopped traffic on Hereford Farm Road in Columbia CountyPhoto from the scene of a Wednesday afternoon crash that has stopped traffic on Hereford Farm Road in Columbia County
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that traffic is stopped on Hereford Farm Road at Columbia Road in Columbia County due to a crash.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that traffic is stopped on Hereford Farm Road at Columbia Road in Columbia County due to a crash.
  • #UPDATED ON 6: Missing Richmond County Teen Returns Home

    #UPDATED ON 6: Missing Richmond County Teen Returns Home

    Wednesday, June 17 2015 11:56 AM EDT2015-06-17 15:56:05 GMT
    Photo of 14-year-old Edwin Angel Gotay (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Photo of 14-year-old Edwin Angel Gotay (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    The search for a Richmond County teenager who was reported missing is now over.
    The search for a Richmond County teenager who was reported missing is now over.
  • Drivers Plead Not Guilty In Deadly Riverwatch Case That Killed 3 Boys

    Drivers Plead Not Guilty In Deadly Riverwatch Case That Killed 3 Boys

    Wednesday, June 17 2015 10:35 AM EDT2015-06-17 14:35:21 GMT
    Not guilty pleas from both drivers charged in the deadly Riverwatch Accident that happened two weeks ago.
    Not guilty pleas from both drivers charged in the deadly Riverwatch Accident that happened two weeks ago.
  • Georgia Man Charged With DUI, Had 3-Year-Old Son In Car

    Georgia Man Charged With DUI, Had 3-Year-Old Son In Car

    Georgia Man Charged With DUI, Had 3-Year-Old Son In Car

    Wednesday, June 17 2015 9:00 AM EDT2015-06-17 13:00:28 GMT
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    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Police say a man has been arrested for driving under the influence with his 3-year-old son in the car.The Athens Banner-Heraldreports 28-year-old Jameel Ahmad Ellis was arrested early Monday morning at Pinewood Apartments in Athens. Police say they were called to the complex on a woman's report Ellis was drinking and had taken their child during a domestic dispute and drove off.An officer found Ellis and the child parked elsewhere in the complex. Ellis reportedly explained ...
    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Police say a man has been arrested for driving under the influence with his 3-year-old son in the car.The Athens Banner-Heraldreports 28-year-old Jameel Ahmad Ellis was arrested early Monday morning at Pinewood Apartments in Athens. Police say they were called to the complex on a woman's report Ellis was drinking and had taken their child during a domestic dispute and drove off.An officer found Ellis and the child parked elsewhere in the complex. Ellis reportedly explained ...
  • 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, June 17 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-06-17 11:30:09 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.
  • UPDATED: Missing 90-Year-Old Sylvania Man Found

    UPDATED: Missing 90-Year-Old Sylvania Man Found

    Tuesday, June 16 2015 10:38 PM EDT2015-06-17 02:38:28 GMT
    Missing man TW JenkinsMissing man TW Jenkins
    Law Enforcement needs your help finding a missing elderly man.
    Law Enforcement needs your help finding a missing elderly man.
  • Cooling Centers Open as Heat Wave Continues

    Cooling Centers Open as Heat Wave Continues

    Tuesday, June 16 2015 4:01 PM EDT2015-06-16 20:01:51 GMT
    Cooling Center in GrovetownCooling Center in Grovetown
    Grovetown, GA - With near record heat still in the forecast, having that place where you can get out of the sun and cool off is critical. Fortunately, people are getting a little extra help with that in some counties across the CSRA.Cooling centers are open across Richmond, Columbia, and Aiken counties. We visited one of these stations at theColumbia County Senior Center in Grovetown."We target three different areas of the population. Senior citizens, children, and those that suffer from chro...
    Grovetown, GA - With near record heat still in the forecast, having that place where you can get out of the sun and cool off is critical. Fortunately, people are getting a little extra help with that in some counties across the CSRA.Cooling centers are open across Richmond, Columbia, and Aiken counties. We visited one of these stations at theColumbia County Senior Center in Grovetown."We target three different areas of the population. Senior citizens, children, and those that suffer from chro...
  • Georgia Plans to Create Medical Marijuana Registry

    Georgia Plans to Create Medical Marijuana Registry

    Tuesday, June 16 2015 3:53 PM EDT2015-06-16 19:53:45 GMT
    Medical Marijuana Registry Expected in GAMedical Marijuana Registry Expected in GA
    (AP) Georgia officials are expected to announce the launch of a new registry as part of the state's recent passage of a bill legalizing medical marijuana for patients with some medical conditions.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the announcement expected Tuesday comes as the members of the Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis meet. The commission is scheduled to hear a Tuesday presentation about how other states have legalized medical marijuana and similar proposals in Congress...
    (AP) Georgia officials are expected to announce the launch of a new registry as part of the state's recent passage of a bill legalizing medical marijuana for patients with some medical conditions.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the announcement expected Tuesday comes as the members of the Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis meet. The commission is scheduled to hear a Tuesday presentation about how other states have legalized medical marijuana and similar proposals in Congress...
  • Montgomery County Sheriff Died in Car Crash While Pursuing Burglary Suspect

    Montgomery County Sheriff Died in Car Crash While Pursuing Burglary Suspect

    Tuesday, June 16 2015 1:23 PM EDT2015-06-16 17:23:47 GMT
    Montgomery County Sheriff O'Connor killed in crashMontgomery County Sheriff O'Connor killed in crash
    Preliminary information regarding this incident is that last night around midnight two Toombs County deputies were assisting a motorist when another vehicle approached them.
    Preliminary information regarding this incident is that last night around midnight two Toombs County deputies were assisting a motorist when another vehicle approached them.
  • Police: Street-Racing Car Hits Kids, Slams Into Church

    Police: Street-Racing Car Hits Kids, Slams Into Church

    Tuesday, June 16 2015 8:41 AM EDT2015-06-16 12:41:58 GMT
    Two children were rushed to the hospital after police say a car crashed into a church during a street race in southwest Atlanta.
    Two children were rushed to the hospital after police say a car crashed into a church during a street race in southwest Atlanta.
  • Road Work To Close One Lane On Windsor Spring Road

    Road Work To Close One Lane On Windsor Spring Road

    Tuesday, June 16 2015 8:29 AM EDT2015-06-16 12:29:38 GMT
    Road Work graphicRoad Work graphic
    There are several construction projects around the area that could affect your drive.
    There are several construction projects around the area that could affect your drive.
  • 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, June 16 2015 7:41 AM EDT2015-06-16 11:41:00 GMT
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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Two Teens Hurt in Shark Attacks

    Two Teens Hurt in Shark Attacks

    Monday, June 15 2015 9:28 PM EDT2015-06-16 01:28:15 GMT
    Alarm and high alert on the East coast today, after two separate shark attacks within hours. Two teenagers are recovering from serious injuries -- and as new warnings come out, there are growing concerns about more attacks. Karen Travers has the story.
    Alarm and high alert on the East coast today, after two separate shark attacks within hours. Two teenagers are recovering from serious injuries -- and as new warnings come out, there are growing concerns about more attacks. Karen Travers has the story.
  • Balanced City Budget Hangs In Balance Over Storm Water Utility Fee Delay

    Balanced City Budget Hangs In Balance Over Storm Water Utility Fee Delay

    Monday, June 15 2015 6:51 PM EDT2015-06-15 22:51:30 GMT
    Photo of a storm water drain in downtown Augusta during a rain stormPhoto of a storm water drain in downtown Augusta during a rain storm
    Augusta City Administrator Janice Jackson wants a vote on the extending the sales tax to come in November. She also says this year's budget is balanced, based on getting $1.2 million from Storm Water Utility Fee money, if collections start next month. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Augusta City Administrator Janice Jackson wants a vote on the extending the sales tax to come in November. She also says this year's budget is balanced, based on getting $1.2 million from Storm Water Utility Fee money, if collections start next month. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Broad Street Bar Faces Probation

    Broad Street Bar Faces Probation

    Monday, June 15 2015 6:50 PM EDT2015-06-15 22:50:58 GMT
    Photo of Club Avanti in downtown Augusta, GeorgiaPhoto of Club Avanti in downtown Augusta, Georgia
    A bar on Augusta's Broad Street is facing probation for marijuana.
    A bar on Augusta's Broad Street is facing probation for marijuana.
  • Jury Chosen in Riverwatch Wrong Way Driver Crash Case

    Jury Chosen in Riverwatch Wrong Way Driver Crash Case

    Monday, June 15 2015 6:50 PM EDT2015-06-15 22:50:52 GMT
    Jury selection is under way in the Monique Sullivan trial. Sullivan is accused of causing a wrong way crash in 2012 on Riverwatch parkway. Monique Sullivan faces several charges including murder. Witnesses say that Sullivan was on the wrong side of Riverwatch parkway for nearly four miles. RELATED STORIES: Trial To Start In Two Weeks For Wrong-Way Riverwatch Parkway DriverWoman Accused In Wrong-Way Riverwatch Parkway Crashes Makes Court AppearanceBREAKING ON 6: Woman Accused In Wrong-Way Rive...
    Jury selection is under way in the Monique Sullivan trial. Sullivan is accused of causing a wrong way crash in 2012 on Riverwatch parkway. Monique Sullivan faces several charges including murder. Witnesses say that Sullivan was on the wrong side of Riverwatch parkway for nearly four miles. RELATED STORIES: Trial To Start In Two Weeks For Wrong-Way Riverwatch Parkway DriverWoman Accused In Wrong-Way Riverwatch Parkway Crashes Makes Court AppearanceBREAKING ON 6: Woman Accused In Wrong-Way Rive...
  • CSRA Cooling Shelters Open As The Heat Rises

    CSRA Cooling Shelters Open As The Heat Rises

    Monday, June 15 2015 5:58 PM EDT2015-06-15 21:58:26 GMT
    Hot Weather Temeprature Thermometer graphicHot Weather Temeprature Thermometer graphic
    Now that summer is here and the temperatures are going up, there will be many people who may need a cool place to go during the hottest part of the day. We have compiled a list of cooling centers/shelters for Aiken, Columbia County, and Richmond County.
    Now that summer is here and the temperatures are going up, there will be many people who may need a cool place to go during the hottest part of the day. We have compiled a list of cooling centers/shelters for Aiken, Columbia County, and Richmond County.
  • BREAKING ON 6: Drivers In Deadly Riverwatch Parkway Crash Charged

    BREAKING ON 6: Drivers In Deadly Riverwatch Parkway Crash Charged

    Monday, June 15 2015 4:14 PM EDT2015-06-15 20:14:19 GMT
    Photo from the scene of the deadly crash on Riverwatch Parkway that happened on Monday, June 1st.Photo from the scene of the deadly crash on Riverwatch Parkway that happened on Monday, June 1st.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has charged the two drivers who were involved in a deadly crash on Monday, June 1st on Riverwatch Parkway in Augusta.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has charged the two drivers who were involved in a deadly crash on Monday, June 1st on Riverwatch Parkway in Augusta.
  • Greater Augusta Arts Council To Apply For Grant To Continue 'Art The Box'

    Greater Augusta Arts Council To Apply For Grant To Continue 'Art The Box'

    Monday, June 15 2015 3:26 PM EDT2015-06-15 19:26:52 GMT
    Art the Box- Wanda DansereauArt the Box- Wanda Dansereau
    Because of the success of the Art the Box project, Augusta officials want to paint more traffic boxes.The Greater Augusta Arts Council is going to apply for a state tourism grant to fund the painting of at least 12 more boxes.The organization wants the project to go deeper into the Garden City.The Greater Augusta Arts Council is not asking for money from the city, but the Augusta Commission does have to approve the next phase of the project.
    Because of the success of the Art the Box project, Augusta officials want to paint more traffic boxes.The Greater Augusta Arts Council is going to apply for a state tourism grant to fund the painting of at least 12 more boxes.The organization wants the project to go deeper into the Garden City.The Greater Augusta Arts Council is not asking for money from the city, but the Augusta Commission does have to approve the next phase of the project.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Deadly Riverwatch Parkway Accident Report Released

    UPDATED ON 6: Deadly Riverwatch Parkway Accident Report Released

    Monday, June 15 2015 2:26 PM EDT2015-06-15 18:26:13 GMT
    Photo from the scene of the deadly Riverwatch Parkway crash that happened on Monday, June 1st.Photo from the scene of the deadly Riverwatch Parkway crash that happened on Monday, June 1st.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has released the report on the deadly crash on Riverwatch Parkway that happened on Monday, June 1st just after 5:30 p.m.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has released the report on the deadly crash on Riverwatch Parkway that happened on Monday, June 1st just after 5:30 p.m.
  • UPDATE 6: Suspect Arrested in Amsterdam Drive Shooting

    UPDATE 6: Suspect Arrested in Amsterdam Drive Shooting

    Monday, June 15 2015 12:26 PM EDT2015-06-15 16:26:54 GMT
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    One man is dead and a woman is injured after a shooting on Amsterdam Drive in Augusta.
    One man is dead and a woman is injured after a shooting on Amsterdam Drive in Augusta.
  • Breaking on 6: One Person Dead After Stabbing in Grovetown

    One Person Dead After Stabbing in Grovetown

    One Person Dead After Stabbing in Grovetown

    Monday, June 15 2015 11:05 AM EDT2015-06-15 15:05:55 GMT
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    Grovetown, GA-One woman is dead and a man is injured after a stabbing on Shoreline Drive.
    Grovetown, GA-One woman is dead and a man is injured after a stabbing on Shoreline Drive.
  • Bus Accident Hero

    Bus Accident Hero

    Sunday, June 14 2015 8:53 PM EDT2015-06-15 00:53:47 GMT
    Days after a Barnwell youth group got into an accident in Tennessee, we are hearing the story from one of the teens in the bus. Fifteen church members were in the bus when it happened, but one is now being called a hero.
    Days after a Barnwell youth group got into an accident in Tennessee, we are hearing the story from one of the teens in the bus. Fifteen church members were in the bus when it happened, but one is now being called a hero.
  • Woman Admits Having Pills; Gets Arrested

    Woman Admits Having Pills; Gets Arrested

    Sunday, June 14 2015 12:54 PM EDT2015-06-14 16:54:47 GMT
    A Graniteville woman is in the Richmond County jail after a deputy says she admitted to having oxycodone.
    A Graniteville woman is in the Richmond County jail after a deputy says she admitted to having oxycodone.
  • Evans Dance Director to Compete in 2015 Southeast Salsa Open

    Evans Dance Director to Compete in 2015 Southeast Salsa Open

    Sunday, June 14 2015 10:18 AM EDT2015-06-14 14:18:42 GMT
     Eduardo Diaz is the Artistic Director at Superior Salsa Dance Academy in Evans and he'll soon put his skills to the test against the best in the Southeast.
     Eduardo Diaz is the Artistic Director at Superior Salsa Dance Academy in Evans and he'll soon put his skills to the test against the best in the Southeast.
  • GMA Sunday Headlines: June 14, 2015

    GMA Sunday Headlines: June 14, 2015

    Sunday, June 14 2015 8:56 AM EDT2015-06-14 12:56:55 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.
  • Youth Group Enriches Community

    Youth Group Enriches Community

    Saturday, June 13 2015 6:59 PM EDT2015-06-13 22:59:28 GMT
    River Of LifeRiver Of Life
    A local youth group is spending their summer giving back to the community. For 25 years now, the River Of Life Program has held a summer mission to work on houses in very poor areas of Georgia. 
    A local youth group is spending their summer giving back to the community. For 25 years now, the River Of Life Program has held a summer mission to work on houses in very poor areas of Georgia. 
  • Loved Ones Remember the man Shot by a Sardis Police Officer

    Loved Ones Remember the man Shot by a Sardis Police Officer

    Saturday, June 13 2015 6:47 PM EDT2015-06-13 22:47:09 GMT
    Family and friends gathered Saturday to remember D'Wayne Burke, the man shot and killed by a Sardis Police Officer in June 2013. 
    Family and friends gathered Saturday to remember D'Wayne Burke, the man shot and killed by a Sardis Police Officer in June 2013. 
  • Updated on 6: Gas Leak Stopped, Repairs Start

    Updated on 6: Gas Leak Stopped, Repairs Start

    Saturday, June 13 2015 12:57 PM EDT2015-06-13 16:57:40 GMT
    A natural gas leak in Columbia County leads to evacuations and road closures.
    A natural gas leak in Columbia County leads to evacuations and road closures.
  • Smartphones More Distracting in the South, Study Says

    Smartphones More Distracting in the South, Study Says

    Saturday, June 13 2015 11:47 AM EDT2015-06-13 15:47:08 GMT
    Amazon's Fire Phone (Photo Courtesy of ABC News)Amazon's Fire Phone (Photo Courtesy of ABC News)
     A new study shows that texting while driving is no longer the king of the road in terms of distracted driving.
     A new study shows that texting while driving is no longer the king of the road in terms of distracted driving.
  • 1 Dead in Rollover Crash on I-20

    1 Dead in Rollover Crash on I-20

    Saturday, June 13 2015 11:30 AM EDT2015-06-13 15:30:36 GMT
    One person is dead after a tractor-trailer and minivan were involved in a crash on I-20 in Warren County.
    One person is dead after a tractor-trailer and minivan were involved in a crash on I-20 in Warren County.
  • Child Molestation Suspect Now in Custody

    Child Molestation Suspect Now in Custody

    Saturday, June 13 2015 10:02 AM EDT2015-06-13 14:02:13 GMT
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office tells News Channel 6 that 43-year-old James Jones, Jr. surrendered Friday.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office tells News Channel 6 that 43-year-old James Jones, Jr. surrendered Friday.
  • GMA Saturday Headlines: June 13, 2015

    GMA Saturday Headlines: June 13, 2015

    Saturday, June 13 2015 8:50 AM EDT2015-06-13 12:50:14 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.
  • Home Alarm Salesmen Using Deceptive Tactics

    Home Alarm Salesmen Using Deceptive Tactics

    Friday, June 12 2015 6:25 PM EDT2015-06-12 22:25:13 GMT
    The country's largest home security company, ADT, is sounding an alarm about door-to-door salesmen that are trying to trick people into signing up for another security company.
    The country's largest home security company, ADT, is sounding an alarm about door-to-door salesmen that are trying to trick people into signing up for another security company.
  • ARC Students Create Cultural Kids Camp

    ARC Students Create Cultural Kids Camp

    Friday, June 12 2015 2:23 PM EDT2015-06-12 18:23:46 GMT
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    A group of ARC rising seniors have come together to create a cultural kids camp. Elementary aged students are learning about different cultures and languages during their summer vacation.Campers rotate to different classes throughout the day… including sign language, French and German. Students at the camp have also been able to learn about other cultures including Asian, German and French through their flags, alphabets and short conversational phrases.Anaya Wilson, a senior at ARC says, “The...
    A group of ARC rising seniors have come together to create a cultural kids camp. Elementary aged students are learning about different cultures and languages during their summer vacation.Campers rotate to different classes throughout the day… including sign language, French and German. Students at the camp have also been able to learn about other cultures including Asian, German and French through their flags, alphabets and short conversational phrases.Anaya Wilson, a senior at ARC says, “The...
  • Grovetown Woman Charged In Dog's Death

    Grovetown Woman Charged In Dog's Death

    Friday, June 12 2015 1:38 PM EDT2015-06-12 17:38:12 GMT
    Mug shot photo of 26-year-old Stephanie Barfield, who is accused of beating and killing her family dog (Courtesy: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot photo of 26-year-old Stephanie Barfield, who is accused of beating and killing her family dog (Courtesy: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)
    A Grovetown, Georgia woman has been arrested and is facing charges after being accused of beating, and killing, her family dog.
    A Grovetown, Georgia woman has been arrested and is facing charges after being accused of beating, and killing, her family dog.
  • The United States Army Celebrates It's 240th Birthday

    The United States Army Celebrates It's 240th Birthday

    Friday, June 12 2015 12:21 PM EDT2015-06-12 16:21:54 GMT
    Happy Birthday to the Army.Fort Gordon is celebrating the Army's 240th birthday today.They'll begin with a 5k run followed by a cake cutting ceremony.News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter is live outside of Fort Gordon.And Margaret-Ann the celebration will begin shortly.There will be a 5k run that will kick off at 6:30 a.m.Then at 7:30 a.m. there will be a cake cutting ceremony at the Barton Field Amphitheater. And we're told that's going to be a packed ceremony.The youngest officer and young...
    Happy Birthday to the Army.Fort Gordon is celebrating the Army's 240th birthday today.They'll begin with a 5k run followed by a cake cutting ceremony.News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter is live outside of Fort Gordon.And Margaret-Ann the celebration will begin shortly.There will be a 5k run that will kick off at 6:30 a.m.Then at 7:30 a.m. there will be a cake cutting ceremony at the Barton Field Amphitheater. And we're told that's going to be a packed ceremony.The youngest officer and young...
  • Augusta Man Wanted In Child Molestation Case

    Augusta Man Wanted In Child Molestation Case

    Friday, June 12 2015 9:18 AM EDT2015-06-12 13:18:36 GMT
    Photo of James Jones Jr. (Photo Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Photo of James Jones Jr. (Photo Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Offices is looking for information leading to an Augusta man wanted for child molestation. James Jones Jr., 43, of Augusta, Georgia is 5'09, approximately 240 lbs, has black hair and brown eyes. If you have any information on Jones or his whereabouts you are asked to contact Investigator Charlene Durrence or any violent crimes investigators at the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at 706-821-1020 or 706-821-1080.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Offices is looking for information leading to an Augusta man wanted for child molestation. James Jones Jr., 43, of Augusta, Georgia is 5'09, approximately 240 lbs, has black hair and brown eyes. If you have any information on Jones or his whereabouts you are asked to contact Investigator Charlene Durrence or any violent crimes investigators at the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at 706-821-1020 or 706-821-1080.
  • Fort Gordon To Conduct Explosives Training

    Fort Gordon To Conduct Explosives Training

    Friday, June 12 2015 8:55 AM EDT2015-06-12 12:55:08 GMT
    Fort Gordon will be also be holding training exercises beginning Friday June 12th.The post will be doing explosives ordinance and live fire training from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. both Friday and Saturday June 13th.If you happen to hear any loud booms in that area, this is why.
    Fort Gordon will be also be holding training exercises beginning Friday June 12th.The post will be doing explosives ordinance and live fire training from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. both Friday and Saturday June 13th.If you happen to hear any loud booms in that area, this is why.
  • Funeral To Be Held For Third Victim In Riverwatch Deadly Accident

    Funeral To Be Held For Third Victim In Riverwatch Deadly Accident

    Friday, June 12 2015 8:40 AM EDT2015-06-12 12:40:41 GMT
    9-year-old Eric Smalls killed in Riverwatch Parkway accident9-year-old Eric Smalls killed in Riverwatch Parkway accident
    Family and friends will say goodbye to a boy whose life was cut tragically short in a car accident.Eric Smalls, 9, will be laid to rest today.The funeral will take place at Macedonia Baptist Church at noon.Smalls, 8 year old Jay Powell, and 9 year old Qumain Jones were all killed after the car they were in was hit by a truck on Riverwatch Parkway on June 1st.The accident report says both drivers were trying to pass through the intersection underneath a red light.No charges have been filed.
    Family and friends will say goodbye to a boy whose life was cut tragically short in a car accident.Eric Smalls, 9, will be laid to rest today.The funeral will take place at Macedonia Baptist Church at noon.Smalls, 8 year old Jay Powell, and 9 year old Qumain Jones were all killed after the car they were in was hit by a truck on Riverwatch Parkway on June 1st.The accident report says both drivers were trying to pass through the intersection underneath a red light.No charges have been filed.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Friday, June 12 2015 7:08 AM EDT2015-06-12 11:08:12 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.
  • EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Dr. Azziz Confronts WJBF Crew As He Moves Out Of State-Owned Home

    EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Dr. Azziz Confronts WJBF Crew As He Moves Out Of State-Owned Home

    Thursday, June 11 2015 5:49 PM EDT2015-06-11 21:49:26 GMT
    Outgoing GRU president Dr. Ricardo Azziz confronted a WJBF News Channel 6 crew Thursday as they were filming him moving out of his state-owned home in Augusta.
    Outgoing GRU president Dr. Ricardo Azziz confronted a WJBF News Channel 6 crew Thursday as they were filming him moving out of his state-owned home in Augusta.
  • Big Rig Crashes Prompt Highway Safety Hiring Event

    Big Rig Crashes Prompt Highway Safety Hiring Event

    Thursday, June 11 2015 4:26 PM EDT2015-06-11 20:26:29 GMT
    More money for hiring truck enforcement officers.More money for hiring truck enforcement officers.
    Two accidents in the Spring of 2015 that involved tractor trailers and also killed 10 people total, have caused Governor Deal to put more big rig oversight on Georgia Highways.
    Two accidents in the Spring of 2015 that involved tractor trailers and also killed 10 people total, have caused Governor Deal to put more big rig oversight on Georgia Highways.
  • UPDATE: Paine College Probationary Status Extended One Year

    UPDATE: Paine College Probationary Status Extended One Year

    Thursday, June 11 2015 1:37 PM EDT2015-06-11 17:37:50 GMT
    SACS Paine College Decision Expected TodaySACS Paine College Decision Expected Today
    The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission Colleges (SACS) is meeting behind closed doors discussing the future of Paine College.
    The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission Colleges (SACS) is meeting behind closed doors discussing the future of Paine College.
  • Neighbors Remember the Victim Killed in a House Fire Thursday Morning

    Neighbors Remember the Victim Killed in a House Fire Thursday Morning

    Thursday, June 11 2015 12:57 PM EDT2015-06-11 16:57:12 GMT
    64 yea- old Debra Hurst was in the house alone with her dog when they were both killed in the house fire early Thursday morning. People in the area say she was a good friend and a good neighbor.
    64 yea- old Debra Hurst was in the house alone with her dog when they were both killed in the house fire early Thursday morning. People in the area say she was a good friend and a good neighbor.
  • 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, June 11 2015 7:09 AM EDT2015-06-11 11:09:36 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.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Senator Johnny Isakson Reveals 2013 Parkinson's Diagnosis; Will Run for Re-Election

    UPDATED ON 6: Senator Johnny Isakson Reveals 2013 Parkinson's Diagnosis; Will Run for Re-Election

    Wednesday, June 10 2015 7:33 PM EDT2015-06-10 23:33:03 GMT
    Photo of U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA)Photo of U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) revealed Wednesday that he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2013, but he says he is still running for re-election in 2016.
    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) revealed Wednesday that he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2013, but he says he is still running for re-election in 2016.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Woman Accused Of Faking Cancer For Abortion Pleads Guilty

    UPDATED ON 6: Woman Accused Of Faking Cancer For Abortion Pleads Guilty

    Wednesday, June 10 2015 5:54 PM EDT2015-06-10 21:54:58 GMT
    Mug shot of 30-year-old Chalice Renee Zeitner (Courtesy: ABC News)Mug shot of 30-year-old Chalice Renee Zeitner (Courtesy: ABC News)
    A 30-year-old woman who was arrested in Columbia County for living under a false name has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing her of faking cancer in 2010 in order to get Arizona to pay for her late-term abortion.
    A 30-year-old woman who was arrested in Columbia County for living under a false name has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing her of faking cancer in 2010 in order to get Arizona to pay for her late-term abortion.
  • Mother Suing City of Sardis Over Son's Shooting Death

    Mother Suing City of Sardis Over Son's Shooting Death

    Wednesday, June 10 2015 5:44 PM EDT2015-06-10 21:44:00 GMT
    The mother of a former Sardis police officer has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city for the shooting death of her son.
    The mother of a former Sardis police officer has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city for the shooting death of her son.
  • UPDATED: Murder Charge Dropped Against Georgia Woman Accused Of Taking Abortion Pill While 5-1/2 Months Pregnant

    UPDATED: Murder Charge Dropped Against Georgia Woman Accused Of Taking Abortion Pill While 5-1/2 Months Pregnant

    Wednesday, June 10 2015 5:40 PM EDT2015-06-10 21:40:09 GMT
    Mug shot of Kenlissia Jones (Courtesy: Dougherty County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Kenlissia Jones (Courtesy: Dougherty County Sheriff's Office)
    A Georgia prosecutor says he has dismissed murder charges against a 23-year-old woman accused of inducing an abortion by taking pills.
    A Georgia prosecutor says he has dismissed murder charges against a 23-year-old woman accused of inducing an abortion by taking pills.
  • Richmond and Columbia County Teachers will see Pay Raises in 2016

    Richmond and Columbia County Teachers will see Pay Raises in 2016

    Wednesday, June 10 2015 4:25 PM EDT2015-06-10 20:25:54 GMT
    Good news for teachers in Richmond and Columbia Counties. On Tuesday, Both Boards of Education passed their budgets for next year, and that means more money in teachers' pockets.
    Good news for teachers in Richmond and Columbia Counties. On Tuesday, Both Boards of Education passed their budgets for next year, and that means more money in teachers' pockets.
  • 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, June 10 2015 7:14 AM EDT2015-06-10 11:14:58 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.
  • RHETTA CADLE SHARES HER 7-HOUR ORDEAL

    Marshall Square Fire Survivor: "I Wasn't Ready to Give Up"

    Marshall Square Fire Survivor: "I Wasn't Ready to Give Up"

    Tuesday, June 9 2015 10:58 PM EDT2015-06-10 02:58:44 GMT
    Marshall Square fire survivor, Rhetta Cadle, tells the story of her 7-hour ordeal, waiting to be rescued from the burning building.
    Marshall Square fire survivor, Rhetta Cadle, tells the story of her 7-hour ordeal, waiting to be rescued from the burning building.
  • Rhetta Cadle Describes 7-Hour Ordeal During Marshall Square Fire

    Rhetta Cadle Describes 7-Hour Ordeal During Marshall Square Fire

    Tuesday, June 9 2015 10:57 PM EDT2015-06-10 02:57:42 GMT
    Tonight, in a News Channel 6 exclusive, WJBF's Jennie Montgomery talked to 82-year-old Rhetta Cadle about the hours she spent trapped inside a burning building.
    Tonight, in a News Channel 6 exclusive, WJBF's Jennie Montgomery talked to 82-year-old Rhetta Cadle about the hours she spent trapped inside a burning building.
  • Storm Fee Versus SPLOST Commissioners Debate Timing

    Storm Fee Versus SPLOST Commissioners Debate Timing

    Tuesday, June 9 2015 6:41 PM EDT2015-06-09 22:41:15 GMT
    Photo of the Augusta Commission meeting from Tuesday, June 9thPhoto of the Augusta Commission meeting from Tuesday, June 9th
    Augusta Commissioners will try again on getting the next phase of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax approved, but should the Storm Water Utility Fee be on hold until after the sales tax vote? WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Augusta Commissioners will try again on getting the next phase of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax approved, but should the Storm Water Utility Fee be on hold until after the sales tax vote? WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Sprint Foods Store Re-Opened After Car Rammed Into It

    UPDATED ON 6: Sprint Foods Store Re-Opened After Car Rammed Into It

    Tuesday, June 9 2015 6:25 PM EDT2015-06-09 22:25:58 GMT
    Surveillance photo of a man who backed a car into the Sprint Foods Store located on the 500 block of Flowing Wells Road, in Columbia County (Courtesy: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)Surveillance photo of a man who backed a car into the Sprint Foods Store located on the 500 block of Flowing Wells Road, in Columbia County (Courtesy: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)
    Columbia County Sheriff's Office investigators looking into an accident in where a vehicle ran into a Sprint Foods Store.
    Columbia County Sheriff's Office investigators looking into an accident in where a vehicle ran into a Sprint Foods Store.
  • Augusta Mom Charged After 2-Year-Old Found Alone Beside Road

    Augusta Mom Charged After 2-Year-Old Found Alone Beside Road

    Tuesday, June 9 2015 5:56 PM EDT2015-06-09 21:56:09 GMT
    Mug shot photo of 35-year-old Rose Crenshaw-Jones Romney, who is charged with 2 counts of Deprivation of a Minor (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot photo of 35-year-old Rose Crenshaw-Jones Romney, who is charged with 2 counts of Deprivation of a Minor (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    An Augusta mother has been arrested and charged after her 2-year-old daughter was found alone by the side of a road.
    An Augusta mother has been arrested and charged after her 2-year-old daughter was found alone by the side of a road.
  • New Push to Prevent ID Theft at Gas Pumps

    New Push to Prevent ID Theft at Gas Pumps

    Tuesday, June 9 2015 5:16 PM EDT2015-06-09 21:16:01 GMT
    The Georgia Department of Agriculture is inspecting gas pumps to keep crooks from stealing your credit card information.
    The Georgia Department of Agriculture is inspecting gas pumps to keep crooks from stealing your credit card information.
  • Fort Gordon to Conduct Explosive Training

    Fort Gordon to Conduct Explosive Training

    Tuesday, June 9 2015 1:17 PM EDT2015-06-09 17:17:15 GMT
    There will be loud booms heard in the area of Fort Gordon, Georgia the weekend of June 12th and 13th 2015. 
    There will be loud booms heard in the area of Fort Gordon, Georgia the weekend of June 12th and 13th 2015. 
  • 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, June 9 2015 7:14 AM EDT2015-06-09 11:14:44 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.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Power Restored At Several Downtown Augusta Hospitals

    UPDATED ON 6: Power Restored At Several Downtown Augusta Hospitals

    Monday, June 8 2015 6:41 PM EDT2015-06-08 22:41:41 GMT
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    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that power has been restored to several downtown Augusta hospitals after a Monday afternoon outage.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that power has been restored to several downtown Augusta hospitals after a Monday afternoon outage.
  • 911 Recordings Released in Crash That Killed 3 Boys

    911 Recordings Released in Crash That Killed 3 Boys

    Monday, June 8 2015 5:17 PM EDT2015-06-08 21:17:19 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6 has obtained 911 calls and documents showing the number of crashes at Riverwatch Parkway and Steven Creek Road, including one in which 3 children were killed that happened on Monday, June 1st.Our Deon Guillory has the story.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has obtained 911 calls and documents showing the number of crashes at Riverwatch Parkway and Steven Creek Road, including one in which 3 children were killed that happened on Monday, June 1st.Our Deon Guillory has the story.
  • UPDATE: Body Identified As Missing Teen Mom Of Swainsboro; Suspect In Custody

    UPDATE: Body Identified As Missing Teen Mom Of Swainsboro; Suspect In Custody

    Monday, June 8 2015 3:29 PM EDT2015-06-08 19:29:16 GMT
    Suspect Latravis BadySuspect Latravis Bady
    The Swainsboro Police Department has identified the body found late Thursday night as the missing teenage mom Alexius Seafus. 
    The Swainsboro Police Department has identified the body found late Thursday night as the missing teenage mom Alexius Seafus. 
  • Road Work On Baker Place Road To Cause Delays

    Road Work On Baker Place Road To Cause Delays

    Monday, June 8 2015 8:20 AM EDT2015-06-08 12:20:40 GMT
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    A Columbia County road project will cause some delays this week.Portions of Baker Place Road between Wrightsboro Road and I-20 will be closed this week.Traffic will be controlled by a pilot vehicle and flaggers.There will be some delays in this area so you are asked to find an another route.The lane closure will last from 7 am until 7pm on Monday June 8th and Tuesday June 9th.
    A Columbia County road project will cause some delays this week.Portions of Baker Place Road between Wrightsboro Road and I-20 will be closed this week.Traffic will be controlled by a pilot vehicle and flaggers.There will be some delays in this area so you are asked to find an another route.The lane closure will last from 7 am until 7pm on Monday June 8th and Tuesday June 9th.
  • Walmart Workers Arrested in Months Long Theft Scheme

    Walmart Workers Arrested in Months Long Theft Scheme

    Monday, June 8 2015 8:03 AM EDT2015-06-08 12:03:47 GMT
    Four Walmart employees face charges in connection with a two month long theft scheme at the store.
    Four Walmart employees face charges in connection with a two month long theft scheme at the store.
  • 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, June 8 2015 7:06 AM EDT2015-06-08 11:06:44 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.
  • Columbia County Construction Confusion

    Columbia County Construction Confusion

    Sunday, June 7 2015 10:37 PM EDT2015-06-08 02:37:05 GMT
    Construction on several roads in Columbia County is causing some confusion for drivers.
    Construction on several roads in Columbia County is causing some confusion for drivers.
  • Couple's Wooden Chest and Pictures Saved from Marshall Square Fire

    Couple's Wooden Chest and Pictures Saved from Marshall Square Fire

    Couple's Wooden Chest and Pictures Saved from Marshall Square Fire

    Sunday, June 7 2015 6:29 PM EDT2015-06-07 22:29:18 GMT
    Priceless memories were salvaged from the fire at the Marshall Square Retirement Resort this week. A couple, who lived on the first floor, thought everything was lost. They were surprised when firefighters saved some of their belongings. This little green frog isn't any ordinary statue. "I found him on a trip out west to Oregon," said Audrey Bainton. It's a gem that Audrey Bainton will treasure forever. "The hall was full of smoke and the lights in the hallway were flashing, so I came in and ...
    Priceless memories were salvaged from the fire at the Marshall Square Retirement Resort this week. A couple, who lived on the first floor, thought everything was lost. They were surprised when firefighters saved some of their belongings. This little green frog isn't any ordinary statue. "I found him on a trip out west to Oregon," said Audrey Bainton. It's a gem that Audrey Bainton will treasure forever. "The hall was full of smoke and the lights in the hallway were flashing, so I came in and ...
  • Superhero Kids Day At The Park

    Superhero Kids Day At The Park

    Sunday, June 7 2015 6:20 PM EDT2015-06-07 22:20:14 GMT
    Kids dressed up as their favorite superhero's for Kids Day At The Park on Sunday and enjoyed a evening with the Augusta GreenJackets. 
    Kids dressed up as their favorite superhero's for Kids Day At The Park on Sunday and enjoyed a evening with the Augusta GreenJackets. 
  • Updated on 6: Abducted Georgia Girl Found Safe

    Updated on 6: Abducted Georgia Girl Found Safe

    Sunday, June 7 2015 4:59 PM EDT2015-06-07 20:59:54 GMT
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    The Georgia of Investigation has issued an Amber Alert for an abducted child.
    The Georgia of Investigation has issued an Amber Alert for an abducted child.
  • 1 On 1: Summer Camp Health

    1 On 1: Summer Camp Health

    Sunday, June 7 2015 9:20 AM EDT2015-06-07 13:20:01 GMT
    For most children, camp can be a fun-filled time, but it's important to take the necessary steps in advance to promote a safe and healthy summer.
    For most children, camp can be a fun-filled time, but it's important to take the necessary steps in advance to promote a safe and healthy summer.
  • GMA Sunday Headlines: June 7, 2015

    GMA Sunday Headlines: June 7, 2015

    Sunday, June 7 2015 8:38 AM EDT2015-06-07 12:38:20 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.
  • Groups Looking to Improve Augusta by Hacking

    Groups Looking to Improve Augusta by Hacking

    Saturday, June 6 2015 10:36 PM EDT2015-06-07 02:36:49 GMT
    Some people are trying to make Augusta a better place to live, by hacking. Saturday was the National day of civic hacking, where groups all across the country worked the improve their communities.
    Some people are trying to make Augusta a better place to live, by hacking. Saturday was the National day of civic hacking, where groups all across the country worked the improve their communities.
  • Community Discusses Concerns with Law Enforcement at "Talk to Me" Event

    Community Discusses Concerns with Law Enforcement at "Talk to Me" Event

    Community Discusses Concerns with Law Enforcement at "Talk to Me" Event

    Saturday, June 6 2015 6:23 PM EDT2015-06-06 22:23:08 GMT
    Community leaders and citizens came together on Saturday for a “real discussion about law enforcement.” The "Talk to Me" event was held by the City of Augusta in partnership with the Augusta Chapter of the NAACP. Along with local law enforcement agencies, other community representatives helped start the discussion about citizens' concerns. Many of the topics included weapons training and community outreach to help promote a better relationship between everyone. It's a familiar image seen acro...
    Community leaders and citizens came together on Saturday for a “real discussion about law enforcement.” The "Talk to Me" event was held by the City of Augusta in partnership with the Augusta Chapter of the NAACP. Along with local law enforcement agencies, other community representatives helped start the discussion about citizens' concerns. Many of the topics included weapons training and community outreach to help promote a better relationship between everyone. It's a familiar image seen acro...
  • Art The Box Trolley Commissioners Tour

    Art The Box Trolley Commissioners Tour

    Saturday, June 6 2015 10:18 AM EDT2015-06-06 14:18:34 GMT
    Commissioners enjoyed a trolley tour that showcased all the painted traffic boxes across the city. A project to beautify the city and enhance pride among Augusta. 
    Commissioners enjoyed a trolley tour that showcased all the painted traffic boxes across the city. A project to beautify the city and enhance pride among Augusta. 
  • GMA Saturday Headlines: June 6, 2015

    GMA Saturday Headlines: June 6, 2015

    Saturday, June 6 2015 8:41 AM EDT2015-06-06 12:41:03 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.
  • GA Lethal Drug Issues

    GA Lethal Drug Issues

    Saturday, June 6 2015 8:18 AM EDT2015-06-06 12:18:36 GMT
    ATLANTA (AP) - New court filings suggest Georgia prison officials still don't know what caused a lethal injection drug to turn cloudy, halting an execution at the last minute, despite earlier saying they had found "the most likely cause" of the problem. 
    ATLANTA (AP) - New court filings suggest Georgia prison officials still don't know what caused a lethal injection drug to turn cloudy, halting an execution at the last minute, despite earlier saying they had found "the most likely cause" of the problem. 
  • Police Reconstruct Crash That Killed Three Children

    Police Reconstruct Crash That Killed Three Children

    Friday, June 5 2015 6:36 PM EDT2015-06-05 22:36:55 GMT
    Photo taken of Riverwatch Parkway as Richmond County Sheriff's Office STAR team members work to reconstruct a deadly crash that happened on Monday.Photo taken of Riverwatch Parkway as Richmond County Sheriff's Office STAR team members work to reconstruct a deadly crash that happened on Monday.
    Richmond County Sheriff's STAR team is trying to find answers in the fatal crash on Riverwatch Parkway that claimed the lives of three children this week. WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose has the story.
    Richmond County Sheriff's STAR team is trying to find answers in the fatal crash on Riverwatch Parkway that claimed the lives of three children this week. WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose has the story.
  • UPDATE: Third Victim Dies In Deadly Riverwatch Parkway Crash

    UPDATE: Third Victim Dies In Deadly Riverwatch Parkway Crash

    Friday, June 5 2015 6:35 PM EDT2015-06-05 22:35:41 GMT
    Photo of multi-vehicle accident on Riverwatch ParkwayPhoto of multi-vehicle accident on Riverwatch Parkway
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned the identity of the driver of a truck that was involved in the deadly Monday night crash on Riverwatch Parkway.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned the identity of the driver of a truck that was involved in the deadly Monday night crash on Riverwatch Parkway.
  • Group Protests Family Court System in Augusta

    Group Protests Family Court System in Augusta

    Friday, June 5 2015 5:40 PM EDT2015-06-05 21:40:11 GMT
    A local group of parents is protesting the family court system in Georgia, accusing judges and court-appointed mediators of alienating parents. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
    A local group of parents is protesting the family court system in Georgia, accusing judges and court-appointed mediators of alienating parents. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Columbia County Temporary Lane Closures Announced

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Columbia County Temporary Lane Closures Announced

    Friday, June 5 2015 5:29 PM EDT2015-06-05 21:29:55 GMT
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    Drivers, we have some traffic issues due to road work in the next few days to tell you about.
    Drivers, we have some traffic issues due to road work in the next few days to tell you about.
  • GRU Launches Their Cyber Institute

    GRU Launches Their Cyber Institute

    Friday, June 5 2015 4:48 PM EDT2015-06-05 20:48:46 GMT
    Georgia Regents University is launching a cyber institute for people in Augusta to educate themselves on cyber security.
    Georgia Regents University is launching a cyber institute for people in Augusta to educate themselves on cyber security.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Woman Killed In Crash On Washington Road Identified

    UPDATED ON 6: Woman Killed In Crash On Washington Road Identified

    Friday, June 5 2015 4:33 PM EDT2015-06-05 20:33:21 GMT
    Photo from the scene of a deadly crash on Washington Road at Columbia Road in Martinez, Georgia (Courtesy: Scott Seabolt)Photo from the scene of a deadly crash on Washington Road at Columbia Road in Martinez, Georgia (Courtesy: Scott Seabolt)
    We now know the name of the woman who was killed in a crash that happened Friday afternoon on Washington Road at Columbia Road.
    We now know the name of the woman who was killed in a crash that happened Friday afternoon on Washington Road at Columbia Road.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Body Found In Swainsboro As Seach Continues For Missing Young Mother

    UPDATED ON 6: Body Found In Swainsboro As Seach Continues For Missing Young Mother

    Friday, June 5 2015 2:40 PM EDT2015-06-05 18:40:53 GMT
    Missing woman from Swainsboro, GA Alexius SeafusMissing woman from Swainsboro, GA Alexius Seafus
    A body was found Thursday night in Swainsboro, Georgia as investigators continue to search for a young mother who has been missing since Saturday, May 30th.
    A body was found Thursday night in Swainsboro, Georgia as investigators continue to search for a young mother who has been missing since Saturday, May 30th.
  • UPDATE: Suspect In Rheney Drive Murder In Court

    UPDATE: Suspect In Rheney Drive Murder In Court

    Friday, June 5 2015 10:36 AM EDT2015-06-05 14:36:25 GMT
    Mug shot of Richard Manley Ouzts (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Richard Manley Ouzts (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    The suspect in a Hephzibah murder case will be in court today.Richard Ouzts is charged in the death of 75 year old Bobby Shue.Shue's body was found at a home on Rheney Drive in Hephzibah in March. Outzts is also accused of beating his wife Deborah who escaped and called 911.RELATED: Hephzibah Murder Suspect IndictedUPDATE: Suspect Denied Bond In Rheney Drive MurderUpdate on 6: Suspect's name and Charges Released in Hephzibah Homicide
    The suspect in a Hephzibah murder case will be in court today.Richard Ouzts is charged in the death of 75 year old Bobby Shue.Shue's body was found at a home on Rheney Drive in Hephzibah in March. Outzts is also accused of beating his wife Deborah who escaped and called 911.RELATED: Hephzibah Murder Suspect IndictedUPDATE: Suspect Denied Bond In Rheney Drive MurderUpdate on 6: Suspect's name and Charges Released in Hephzibah Homicide
  • Suspect In Custody In Lionel Street Shooting

    Suspect In Custody In Lionel Street Shooting

    Friday, June 5 2015 8:48 AM EDT2015-06-05 12:48:11 GMT
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    One man is behind bars this facing murder and weapons charges.Michael Roundtree is accused of shooting and killing Mack Nelson at a home on Lionel Street on Thursday June 4, 2015.Investigators say Nelson was involved in an argument when he was shot several times by Roundtree.Nelson was taking to the hospital where he later died.
    One man is behind bars this facing murder and weapons charges.Michael Roundtree is accused of shooting and killing Mack Nelson at a home on Lionel Street on Thursday June 4, 2015.Investigators say Nelson was involved in an argument when he was shot several times by Roundtree.Nelson was taking to the hospital where he later died.
  • GRU Launches Cyber Institute

    GRU Launches Cyber Institute

    Friday, June 5 2015 7:35 AM EDT2015-06-05 11:35:36 GMT
    Georgia Regents University will launch the GRU Cyber Institute this Friday, June 5, 2015.It's been in the making for several years but the progress was accelerated when Fort Gordon became the new home for Army Cyber Command.The new curriculum in cyber security starts this summer.
    Georgia Regents University will launch the GRU Cyber Institute this Friday, June 5, 2015.It's been in the making for several years but the progress was accelerated when Fort Gordon became the new home for Army Cyber Command.The new curriculum in cyber security starts this summer.
  • Firefighters Tell Story Of Saving Elderly Woman During Retirement Resort Fire

    Firefighters Tell Story Of Saving Elderly Woman During Retirement Resort Fire

    Thursday, June 4 2015 7:59 PM EDT2015-06-04 23:59:43 GMT
    Photo of 82-year-old Rhetta Cadle, who was saved by 4 firefighters during Tuesday's deadly fire at Marshall Square Retirement Resort, in Evans, Georgia.Photo of 82-year-old Rhetta Cadle, who was saved by 4 firefighters during Tuesday's deadly fire at Marshall Square Retirement Resort, in Evans, Georgia.
    Columbia County firefighters are telling the story of how they saved an 82-year-old woman from the Marshall Square Retirement Resort fire that happened Tuesday to WJBF News Channel 6's Mike Miller.
    Columbia County firefighters are telling the story of how they saved an 82-year-old woman from the Marshall Square Retirement Resort fire that happened Tuesday to WJBF News Channel 6's Mike Miller.
  • Could Marshall Square have been Saved with Different Construction Material?

    Could Marshall Square have been Saved with Different Construction Material?

    Thursday, June 4 2015 5:13 PM EDT2015-06-04 21:13:10 GMT
    News Channel 6 is digging deeper to find out how different wood framing is compared to steel framing. We wanted to know if Marshall Square could have been saved with steel framing.
    News Channel 6 is digging deeper to find out how different wood framing is compared to steel framing. We wanted to know if Marshall Square could have been saved with steel framing.
  • Commissioners Discuss Plans For Regency Mall

    Commissioners Discuss Plans For Regency Mall

    Thursday, June 4 2015 1:51 PM EDT2015-06-04 17:51:20 GMT
    Remember Regency Mall? Even if you don't, you may have noticed the empty complex in South Augusta.Six years ago, Augusta voters approved three and a half millions dollars to create a lake near the complex.They believed it would help control nearby flooding and enhance the mall property for potential development.Now Commissioners are again talking about what should be done next.Abie Ladson, the Engineering Department Director says, “The design is approximately almost 100% yeah but of course th...
    Remember Regency Mall? Even if you don't, you may have noticed the empty complex in South Augusta.Six years ago, Augusta voters approved three and a half millions dollars to create a lake near the complex.They believed it would help control nearby flooding and enhance the mall property for potential development.Now Commissioners are again talking about what should be done next.Abie Ladson, the Engineering Department Director says, “The design is approximately almost 100% yeah but of course th...
  • Trial To Start In Two Weeks For Wrong-Way Riverwatch Parkway Driver

    Trial To Start In Two Weeks For Wrong-Way Riverwatch Parkway Driver

    Thursday, June 4 2015 8:28 AM EDT2015-06-04 12:28:21 GMT
    Monique SullivanMonique Sullivan
    The trial for a woman accused of driving the wrong way on Riverwatch Parkway in 2012 starts in two weeks.Monique Sullivan is charged with murder, child cruelty and several counts of aggravated assault.We have confirmed that her son's statement to a nurse after the crash will now be used as evidence.Witnesses told dispatchers in December 2012 that Sullivan was on the wrong side of Riverwatch Parkway for nearly four miles.One victim later died from injuries she got in the accident.RELATEDWrong-...
    The trial for a woman accused of driving the wrong way on Riverwatch Parkway in 2012 starts in two weeks.Monique Sullivan is charged with murder, child cruelty and several counts of aggravated assault.We have confirmed that her son's statement to a nurse after the crash will now be used as evidence.Witnesses told dispatchers in December 2012 that Sullivan was on the wrong side of Riverwatch Parkway for nearly four miles.One victim later died from injuries she got in the accident.RELATEDWrong-...
  • The Family of the Young Boy Killed in a Car Crash Speaks Out

    The Family of the Young Boy Killed in a Car Crash Speaks Out

    Thursday, June 4 2015 8:14 AM EDT2015-06-04 12:14:01 GMT
    The family of a young boy killed in Monday night's deadly car crash speaks to WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter.
    The family of a young boy killed in Monday night's deadly car crash speaks to WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter.
  • 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, June 4 2015 7:19 AM EDT2015-06-04 11:19:04 GMT
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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Flooding in the CSRA

    Flooding in the CSRA

    Thursday, June 4 2015 6:33 AM EDT2015-06-04 10:33:46 GMT
    Heavy rain drenches the CSRA...
    Heavy rain drenches the CSRA...
  • County Officials Say Retirement Home Was up to Code

    County Officials Say Retirement Home Was up to Code

    Wednesday, June 3 2015 7:42 PM EDT2015-06-03 23:42:55 GMT
    Photo from a deadly fire that happened Monday at Marshall Square Retirement Resort in Evans, Georgia.Photo from a deadly fire that happened Monday at Marshall Square Retirement Resort in Evans, Georgia.
    We asked Columbia County leaders if Marshall Square Retirement Resort was up to code after a deadly fire. WJBF News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the details.
    We asked Columbia County leaders if Marshall Square Retirement Resort was up to code after a deadly fire. WJBF News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the details.
  • CSRA Senior Care Centers Offer Help for Displaced Residents

    CSRA Senior Care Centers Offer Help for Displaced Residents

    CSRA Senior Care Centers Offer Help for Displaced Residents

    Wednesday, June 3 2015 7:42 PM EDT2015-06-03 23:42:52 GMT
    With nearly 100 people without a permanent home, local senior care centers are helping those affected by the Marshall Square fire transition to a new place. WJBF News Channel 6's Nicole Snyder has the story.
    With nearly 100 people without a permanent home, local senior care centers are helping those affected by the Marshall Square fire transition to a new place. WJBF News Channel 6's Nicole Snyder has the story.
  • Aiken County Man Sentenced In Federal Child Exploitation Case

    Aiken County Man Sentenced In Federal Child Exploitation Case

    Wednesday, June 3 2015 6:38 PM EDT2015-06-03 22:38:28 GMT
    Mug shot of 46-year-old Russell Donald Benjamin from his October 2014 arrest. (Courtesy: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of 46-year-old Russell Donald Benjamin from his October 2014 arrest. (Courtesy: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)
    A 46-year-old North Augusta, South Carolina man has been sentenced to prison time in a federal child exploitation case.
    A 46-year-old North Augusta, South Carolina man has been sentenced to prison time in a federal child exploitation case.
  • Man Accused Of Murdering Man At Martinez Church Back In Court

    Man Accused Of Murdering Man At Martinez Church Back In Court

    Wednesday, June 3 2015 6:12 PM EDT2015-06-03 22:12:56 GMT
    Mug shot of Daniel Robinson (Courtesy: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Daniel Robinson (Courtesy: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)
    A pretrial hearing was held Wednesday morning for the man accused of murdering a Martinez man, and attacking his wife, in a church parking lot in August 2014.
    A pretrial hearing was held Wednesday morning for the man accused of murdering a Martinez man, and attacking his wife, in a church parking lot in August 2014.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Man Accused Of Strapping Down Girlfriend's Two Small Children Indicted

    UPDATED ON 6: Man Accused Of Strapping Down Girlfriend's Two Small Children Indicted

    Wednesday, June 3 2015 4:28 PM EDT2015-06-03 20:28:34 GMT
    Mug shot of David Bradley, Jr. who is facing two charges of Cruelty to Children in the Second Degree (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of David Bradley, Jr. who is facing two charges of Cruelty to Children in the Second Degree (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    A 22-year-old Augusta man has been arrested and accused of leaving his girlfriend's two small children strapped down in a cold apartment.
    A 22-year-old Augusta man has been arrested and accused of leaving his girlfriend's two small children strapped down in a cold apartment.
  • Wife Admits to Helping Plan Soldier's Death

    Wife Admits to Helping Plan Soldier's Death

    Wednesday, June 3 2015 4:22 PM EDT2015-06-03 20:22:44 GMT
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     The wife of a slain Fort Stewart soldier has pleaded guilty to charges that she helped her brother plan the killing. 
     The wife of a slain Fort Stewart soldier has pleaded guilty to charges that she helped her brother plan the killing. 
  • Adopt-A-Pet: June 3, 2015

    Adopt-A-Pet: June 3, 2015

    Wednesday, June 3 2015 2:59 PM EDT2015-06-03 18:59:29 GMT
    The Aiken County Animal Services was on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on June 3rd.
    The Aiken County Animal Services was on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on June 3rd.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Millen Death Being Called A Homicide

    UPDATED ON 6: Millen Death Being Called A Homicide

    Wednesday, June 3 2015 1:47 PM EDT2015-06-03 17:47:38 GMT
    Photo sent to us by Arthur Milton from the scene of the discovery of 51-year-old Kenith Scott's bodyPhoto sent to us by Arthur Milton from the scene of the discovery of 51-year-old Kenith Scott's body
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the death of a 51-year-old Millen, Georgia man.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the death of a 51-year-old Millen, Georgia man.
  • Family of 8-Year-Old Killed in Wreck Plans Vigil in His Honor

    Family of 8-Year-Old Killed in Wreck Plans Vigil in His Honor

    Wednesday, June 3 2015 1:25 PM EDT2015-06-03 17:25:08 GMT
    John 'Jay' Powell (L) with his grandfather Carl Gaston (R)John 'Jay' Powell (L) with his grandfather Carl Gaston (R)
    Family and friends are working to remember an 8-year-old boy killed in a car accident Monday afternoon. The family of John Powell also known as Jay are in the process of organizing a vigil in honor of the boy. The car he was riding collided with a truck on Riverwatch Parkway. Jay died at the scene. Qumain Jones, 9, of Augusta died Monday night at Children's Hospital of Georgia. Two other people were taken to the hospital. That accident remains under investigation. Tune into News Channel 6 at ...
    Family and friends are working to remember an 8-year-old boy killed in a car accident Monday afternoon. The family of John Powell also known as Jay are in the process of organizing a vigil in honor of the boy. The car he was riding collided with a truck on Riverwatch Parkway. Jay died at the scene. Qumain Jones, 9, of Augusta died Monday night at Children's Hospital of Georgia. Two other people were taken to the hospital. That accident remains under investigation. Tune into News Channel 6 at ...
  • Augusta City Classic Names New Executive Director

    Augusta City Classic Names New Executive Director

    Wednesday, June 3 2015 12:44 PM EDT2015-06-03 16:44:43 GMT
    New Executive Director of the Augusta City ClassicNew Executive Director of the Augusta City Classic
    The President of the Augusta City Classic – Henry Ingram and the Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Operations Director of the Augusta City Classic, Michael Meyers, as Executive Director effective immediately. The Board's action comes with full confidence that Meyers will continue to be an excellent steward of the mission of the Augusta City Classic and will continue to put out a great event each year. The Board recognizes that Meyers is a leader who, with over 2 de...
    The President of the Augusta City Classic – Henry Ingram and the Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Operations Director of the Augusta City Classic, Michael Meyers, as Executive Director effective immediately. The Board's action comes with full confidence that Meyers will continue to be an excellent steward of the mission of the Augusta City Classic and will continue to put out a great event each year. The Board recognizes that Meyers is a leader who, with over 2 de...
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Offering Free Online Degrees

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Offering Free Online Degrees

    Wednesday, June 3 2015 8:50 AM EDT2015-06-03 12:50:55 GMT
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia is partnering with an accredited online institution to offer employees free associate or bachelor's degrees.The insurance company announced Tuesday that its offer through College for America at Southern New Hampshire University would be available to all eligible Blue Cross Blue Shield employees nationwide.To be eligible, employees must work 20 or more hours per week and have been employed with Blue Cross for at least six months.The nationwide tuition r...
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia is partnering with an accredited online institution to offer employees free associate or bachelor's degrees.The insurance company announced Tuesday that its offer through College for America at Southern New Hampshire University would be available to all eligible Blue Cross Blue Shield employees nationwide.To be eligible, employees must work 20 or more hours per week and have been employed with Blue Cross for at least six months.The nationwide tuition r...
  • UPDATE: Children of Fire Survivor Share Their Mother's Story

    UPDATE: Children of Fire Survivor Share Their Mother's Story

    Wednesday, June 3 2015 8:03 AM EDT2015-06-03 12:03:01 GMT
    Photo: Suzanne Strehle and Wesley CadlePhoto: Suzanne Strehle and Wesley Cadle
    A press conference is underway at Joseph M. Still Burn Center with the children of Rhetta Cadle.
    A press conference is underway at Joseph M. Still Burn Center with the children of Rhetta Cadle.
  • Commission Blocks Wrecking Ball And Saves Both Historic Buildings

    Commission Blocks Wrecking Ball And Saves Both Historic Buildings

    Wednesday, June 3 2015 7:58 AM EDT2015-06-03 11:58:40 GMT
     The first recommendation was to knock them down but Augusta Commissioners decide two historic buildings need to stay standing while plans for future use unfold
     The first recommendation was to knock them down but Augusta Commissioners decide two historic buildings need to stay standing while plans for future use unfold
  • 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, June 3 2015 7:11 AM EDT2015-06-03 11:11:00 GMT
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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Last Day for Flights to Washington D.C. with Augusta Regional Airport

    Last Day for Flights to Washington D.C. with Augusta Regional Airport

    Wednesday, June 3 2015 7:05 AM EDT2015-06-03 11:05:24 GMT
    Wednesday June 3rd is the last day for the direct flight to Washington D.C. from the Augusta Regional Airport.The flight was originally offered back in 2013 but was stopped due to low flight numbers.The flight resumed back in March 2015. Airport officials say that if there are good flight numbers the flight may stay for good.
    Wednesday June 3rd is the last day for the direct flight to Washington D.C. from the Augusta Regional Airport.The flight was originally offered back in 2013 but was stopped due to low flight numbers.The flight resumed back in March 2015. Airport officials say that if there are good flight numbers the flight may stay for good.
  • Vote Put Off As Commissioners Still Can't Get Together On Storm Water

    Vote Put Off As Commissioners Still Can't Get Together On Storm Water

    Wednesday, June 3 2015 6:03 AM EDT2015-06-03 10:03:23 GMT

    Tuesday was expected to be a vote approving a storm water fee for Augusta property owners but after year's of discussion city leaders are still unable to get together on the best course of action

    Tuesday was expected to be a vote approving a storm water fee for Augusta property owners but after year's of discussion city leaders are still unable to get together on the best course of action

  • LIVE: Woman Rescued from Room Recalls Firefighter Actions at Marshall Square Retirement Fire

    LIVE: Woman Rescued from Room Recalls Firefighter Actions at Marshall Square Retirement Fire

    Tuesday, June 2 2015 2:29 PM EDT2015-06-02 18:29:15 GMT
    People who lived in Marshall Square have been reunited with family after such a devastating morningSeveral buses were full of people who were taken to the columbia county government center. Workers had a list of names to check as people were unloaded from the buses. One woman we talked to says she's happy to be alive and explains how she got out of the building.Dr. Bette Holzberg - lived in Marshall square "I had smoke in my eyes. I was trapped in the in the apartment because I thought it was...
    People who lived in Marshall Square have been reunited with family after such a devastating morningSeveral buses were full of people who were taken to the columbia county government center. Workers had a list of names to check as people were unloaded from the buses. One woman we talked to says she's happy to be alive and explains how she got out of the building.Dr. Bette Holzberg - lived in Marshall square "I had smoke in my eyes. I was trapped in the in the apartment because I thought it was...
  • National Leave Work Early Day

    National Leave Work Early Day

    Tuesday, June 2 2015 1:40 PM EDT2015-06-02 17:40:33 GMT
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    Here's a reason to have a smile on your face at work...Today, June 2nd, is national leave the office early day!
    Here's a reason to have a smile on your face at work...Today, June 2nd, is national leave the office early day!
  • UPDATE: 1 Dead in Retirement Home Fire in Evans; Identity Released

    UPDATE: 1 Dead in Retirement Home Fire in Evans; Identity Released

    Tuesday, June 2 2015 1:24 PM EDT2015-06-02 17:24:05 GMT
    Fire crews are on the scene of a fire at a retirement community in Evans.ore on thi...
    Fire crews are on the scene of a fire at a retirement community in Evans.ore on thi...
  • Red Cross Assists After Deadly Fire in Evans

    Red Cross Assists After Deadly Fire in Evans

    Tuesday, June 2 2015 1:16 PM EDT2015-06-02 17:16:22 GMT
    EMA Director Pam Tucker with Nicole SnyderEMA Director Pam Tucker with Nicole Snyder
    The Red Cross is on hand helping the evacuees with whatever they can.They're passing out water and snacks to those that need it.Our Nicole Snyder is live at the Red Cross tent speaking with Emergency Management Agency Director, Pam Tucker. If you would like to contact the Augusta Chapter of the Red Cross you can call 706-724-8481. RELATED STORIES: LIVE: Woman Trapped On Stairs Recalls Firefighter Actions at Marshall Square Retirement Fire?LIVE: Newest Information on Fire at Marshall Square Re...
    The Red Cross is on hand helping the evacuees with whatever they can.They're passing out water and snacks to those that need it.Our Nicole Snyder is live at the Red Cross tent speaking with Emergency Management Agency Director, Pam Tucker. If you would like to contact the Augusta Chapter of the Red Cross you can call 706-724-8481. RELATED STORIES: LIVE: Woman Trapped On Stairs Recalls Firefighter Actions at Marshall Square Retirement Fire?LIVE: Newest Information on Fire at Marshall Square Re...
  • LIVE: Newest Information on Fire at Marshall Square Retirement

    LIVE: Newest Information on Fire at Marshall Square Retirement

    Tuesday, June 2 2015 12:49 PM EDT2015-06-02 16:49:32 GMT
    For newest information on the fire at Marshall Square Retirement Community on June 2, 2015 we to go to Julie Parise. She's live at the scene of the fire. RELATED: Aiken Retirement Community Ready to Assist Displaced Seniors from FireUPDATE: 1 Still Missing In Retirement Home Fire; At Least 2 Sent To Hospital
    For newest information on the fire at Marshall Square Retirement Community on June 2, 2015 we to go to Julie Parise. She's live at the scene of the fire. RELATED: Aiken Retirement Community Ready to Assist Displaced Seniors from FireUPDATE: 1 Still Missing In Retirement Home Fire; At Least 2 Sent To Hospital
  • UPDATE: Body Found of Missing Man on Thurmond Lake

    UPDATE: Body Found of Missing Man on Thurmond Lake

    Tuesday, June 2 2015 11:27 AM EDT2015-06-02 15:27:28 GMT
    Crews continue the search for a man who went missing in J. Strom Thurmond Lake after falling off a water craft.
    Crews continue the search for a man who went missing in J. Strom Thurmond Lake after falling off a water craft.
  • New Construction Detours Causing Safety Concerns for Neighbors

    New Construction Detours Causing Safety Concerns for Neighbors

    New Construction Detours Causing Safety Concerns for Neighbors

    Monday, June 1 2015 6:26 PM EDT2015-06-01 22:26:25 GMT
    Construction on a busy Columbia County road isn't just causing a big headache for drivers and neighbors, but they're also questioning safety. GDOT said detours were chosen instead of a temporary bridge for the more than $10 million project because of the type of construction being done and to keep workers and drivers safe. The department says the 540-day shutdown of the road is needed to complete all the improvements necessary for the new bridge. "We've seen a heavy flow of traffic coming thr...
    Construction on a busy Columbia County road isn't just causing a big headache for drivers and neighbors, but they're also questioning safety. GDOT said detours were chosen instead of a temporary bridge for the more than $10 million project because of the type of construction being done and to keep workers and drivers safe. The department says the 540-day shutdown of the road is needed to complete all the improvements necessary for the new bridge. "We've seen a heavy flow of traffic coming thr...
  • Possible Swatting Call Costs Taxpayers Money

    Possible Swatting Call Costs Taxpayers Money

    Monday, June 1 2015 5:33 PM EDT2015-06-01 21:33:07 GMT
    A possible case of swatting is under investigation in Columbia County.
    A possible case of swatting is under investigation in Columbia County.
  • Road Work to Shut Down Lanes of Wrightsboro Road

    Road Work to Shut Down Lanes of Wrightsboro Road

    Monday, June 1 2015 1:36 PM EDT2015-06-01 17:36:10 GMT
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    If Wrightsboro Road is part of your daily commute, we'd like you to be aware of some delays starting this Monday June 1st.Crews will be shutting down outside lanes of all this week between I-520 and Barton Chapel Road.These closures will run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. from Monday June 1st through Saturday June 6th. Please plan accordingly.
    If Wrightsboro Road is part of your daily commute, we'd like you to be aware of some delays starting this Monday June 1st.Crews will be shutting down outside lanes of all this week between I-520 and Barton Chapel Road.These closures will run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. from Monday June 1st through Saturday June 6th. Please plan accordingly.
  • UPDATE: Body Found After Boating Accident in Screven County

    UPDATE: Body Found After Boating Accident in Screven County

    Monday, June 1 2015 12:56 PM EDT2015-06-01 16:56:54 GMT
    The search continues tonight for a man's body after a boating accident Saturday along the Savannah River in Screven County, Ga.
    The search continues tonight for a man's body after a boating accident Saturday along the Savannah River in Screven County, Ga.
  • UPDATE: Victim Identified in Body Found off Gordon Highway and Kissingbower Road

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

    Monday, June 1 2015 12:23 PM EDT2015-06-01 16:23:36 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6 has just confirmed with Richmond County dispatch that a body has been found on Monday June 1st.According to dispatch, the body was found behind Alter Egoz Night club and officers are on the scene right now. Details are limited at this time. Stay with us for updates online and on the air.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has just confirmed with Richmond County dispatch that a body has been found on Monday June 1st.According to dispatch, the body was found behind Alter Egoz Night club and officers are on the scene right now. Details are limited at this time. Stay with us for updates online and on the air.
  • Traffic Alert: Vehicle on Fire on Bobby Jones

    Traffic Alert: Vehicle on Fire on Bobby Jones

    Monday, June 1 2015 9:18 AM EDT2015-06-01 13:18:54 GMT
    Vehicle fire on Bobby JonesVehicle fire on Bobby Jones
    Please be careful if you are driving on Bobby Jones near the Wheeler Road and I-20 overpass. Emergency crews are currently working on a vehicle that is on fire.It is not know at this time what caused the fire. Plan for delays if you are traveling in the area.
    Please be careful if you are driving on Bobby Jones near the Wheeler Road and I-20 overpass. Emergency crews are currently working on a vehicle that is on fire.It is not know at this time what caused the fire. Plan for delays if you are traveling in the area.
  • Westside Senior Graduates Despite Dire Medical Prediction

    Westside Senior Graduates Despite Dire Medical Prediction

    Monday, June 1 2015 8:27 AM EDT2015-06-01 12:27:53 GMT
    Westside senior Ra'Quan ReevesWestside senior Ra'Quan Reeves
    The congregation at the House of God in Thomson is celebrating.One of its members, who endured years of operations, is now a high school graduate."As a mother, it was a journey for me."Akiesha Taylor is talking about the last 18 years.Her son Ra'Quan was born with Hydrocephalus, a condition where fluid builds up in the brain.Dr. Ian Heger, Pediatric Neurosurgeon talks about his medical condition, "It's basically a plumbing problem".Dr Ian Heger performed RaQuan's last operation a couple of ye...
    The congregation at the House of God in Thomson is celebrating.One of its members, who endured years of operations, is now a high school graduate."As a mother, it was a journey for me."Akiesha Taylor is talking about the last 18 years.Her son Ra'Quan was born with Hydrocephalus, a condition where fluid builds up in the brain.Dr. Ian Heger, Pediatric Neurosurgeon talks about his medical condition, "It's basically a plumbing problem".Dr Ian Heger performed RaQuan's last operation a couple of ye...
  • Georgia Hooters Waitress Donates Kidney To Customer

    Georgia Hooters Waitress Donates Kidney To Customer

    Georgia Hooters Waitress Donates Kidney To Customer

    Monday, June 1 2015 7:40 AM EDT2015-06-01 11:40:15 GMT
    (L) Marianna Villareal (R) Donald Thomas(L) Marianna Villareal (R) Donald Thomas
    ATLANTA (AP) - Doctors say a Georgia Hooters waitress and a longtime regular customer at the restaurant are both doing well after a successful kidney transplant. WXIA-TV reports (http://on.11alive.com/1I0pENe ) that 22-year-old Mariana Villareal gave one of her kidneys to 72-year-old Donald Thomas Friday at the Piedmont Transplant Institute. Villareal was released from the hospital late Saturday. Doctors involved in the kidney donation said the donor and recipient surgeries went well and Thom...
    ATLANTA (AP) - Doctors say a Georgia Hooters waitress and a longtime regular customer at the restaurant are both doing well after a successful kidney transplant. WXIA-TV reports (http://on.11alive.com/1I0pENe ) that 22-year-old Mariana Villareal gave one of her kidneys to 72-year-old Donald Thomas Friday at the Piedmont Transplant Institute. Villareal was released from the hospital late Saturday. Doctors involved in the kidney donation said the donor and recipient surgeries went well and Thom...
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Monday, June 1 2015 7:08 AM EDT2015-06-01 11:08:38 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.
  • Motorcycle Accident on Dogwood Drive In Augusta

    Motorcycle Accident on Dogwood Drive In Augusta

    Sunday, May 31 2015 9:52 PM EDT2015-06-01 01:52:54 GMT
    A man is in the hospital after a motor cycle accident in Augusta.
    A man is in the hospital after a motor cycle accident in Augusta.
  • Bartram Trailhead Closed for the Summer During $100,000 in Renovations

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

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

    Sunday, May 31 2015 6:36 PM EDT2015-05-31 22:36:00 GMT
    Renovations are happening at the trailhead of Bartram Trail in Columbia County. The Army Corps of Engineers and several other local organizations are teaming up to fund the almost $100,000 in improvements. Within the next two weeks crews will be thinning out the area where a larger parking lot will go and many new amenities. The organization hopes construction for the trailhead will be finished by the end of the summer, but for now the trailhead area will be closed. The multiple and diverse...
    Renovations are happening at the trailhead of Bartram Trail in Columbia County. The Army Corps of Engineers and several other local organizations are teaming up to fund the almost $100,000 in improvements. Within the next two weeks crews will be thinning out the area where a larger parking lot will go and many new amenities. The organization hopes construction for the trailhead will be finished by the end of the summer, but for now the trailhead area will be closed. The multiple and diverse...
  • Wrightsboro Road Reconstruction Road Closures Continues

    Wrightsboro Road Reconstruction Road Closures Continues

    Sunday, May 31 2015 6:16 PM EDT2015-05-31 22:16:02 GMT
    Wrightsboro RoadWrightsboro Road
    Lane closures for the Wrightsboro Road Widening Reconstruction Project continues.
    Lane closures for the Wrightsboro Road Widening Reconstruction Project continues.
  • GMA Sunday Headlines: May 31, 2015

    GMA Sunday Headlines: May 31, 2015

    Sunday, May 31 2015 8:28 AM EDT2015-05-31 12:28:46 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.
  • Bacon Bandit Wanted for Subway Theft

    Bacon Bandit Wanted for Subway Theft

    Sunday, May 31 2015 8:25 AM EDT2015-05-31 12:25:39 GMT
     Ketheryn Thomas is accused of stealing 300 strips of bacon from the Subway on Deans Bridge Road.
     Ketheryn Thomas is accused of stealing 300 strips of bacon from the Subway on Deans Bridge Road.
  • Man Charged With Arson After Motel Fire

    Man Charged With Arson After Motel Fire

    Saturday, May 30 2015 10:44 PM EDT2015-05-31 02:44:05 GMT
    A man is behind bars after a Friday night motel fire.
    A man is behind bars after a Friday night motel fire.
  • Charter School Group Hopeful Round Two of Petitions Will Be Approved

    Charter School Group Hopeful Round Two of Petitions Will Be Approved

    Charter School Group Hopeful Round Two of Petitions Will Be Approved

    Saturday, May 30 2015 9:09 PM EDT2015-05-31 01:09:53 GMT
    Columbia County parents may have a new option for where their children can go to school. New petitions have been submitted by a group who wants to start a charter school focused on the arts. One of the board members said it was disappointing when a petition for the Columbia County School for the Arts was denied last year. But he said this time around, its product is even stronger than before. Even though summer has kicked off, it doesn't stop Lynn Parrish from thinking about the educational ...
    Columbia County parents may have a new option for where their children can go to school. New petitions have been submitted by a group who wants to start a charter school focused on the arts. One of the board members said it was disappointing when a petition for the Columbia County School for the Arts was denied last year. But he said this time around, its product is even stronger than before. Even though summer has kicked off, it doesn't stop Lynn Parrish from thinking about the educational ...
  • Rescued Dogs Trained to Help Veterans

    Rescued Dogs Trained to Help Veterans

    Saturday, May 30 2015 6:14 PM EDT2015-05-30 22:14:24 GMT
      One local group is coming up with ways to serve veterans year round, and give rescue dogs another chance. 
      One local group is coming up with ways to serve veterans year round, and give rescue dogs another chance. 
  • GMA Saturday Headlines: May 30, 2015

    GMA Saturday Headlines: May 30, 2015

    Saturday, May 30 2015 9:08 AM EDT2015-05-30 13:08:03 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • 3 Car Accident in Columbia County

    3 Car Accident in Columbia County

    Saturday, May 30 2015 8:55 AM EDT2015-05-30 12:55:50 GMT
    An unknown number of people are hurt after a car accident in Columbia County.
    An unknown number of people are hurt after a car accident in Columbia County.
  • 1 On 1: Getting You Ready For Hurricane Season

    1 On 1: Getting You Ready For Hurricane Season

    Saturday, May 30 2015 8:36 AM EDT2015-05-30 12:36:08 GMT
    Hurricane season starts Monday and there is a hurricane preparedness workshop on Saturday
    Hurricane season starts Monday and there is a hurricane preparedness workshop on Saturday
  • Salvation Army Collecting Food, Fans and Bottled Water

    Salvation Army Collecting Food, Fans and Bottled Water

    Friday, May 29 2015 9:30 PM EDT2015-05-30 01:30:14 GMT
    The Salvation Army of Augusta will host its "Cans, Fans and Bottled Water" drive May 30th to collect canned food, electric fans, and bottled water for individuals and families in need.
    The Salvation Army of Augusta will host its "Cans, Fans and Bottled Water" drive May 30th to collect canned food, electric fans, and bottled water for individuals and families in need.
  • Golden Harvest Food Bank To Distribute Food On Saturday

    Golden Harvest Food Bank To Distribute Food On Saturday

    Friday, May 29 2015 6:28 PM EDT2015-05-29 22:28:17 GMT
    Golden Harvest Food Bank Logo graphicGolden Harvest Food Bank Logo graphic
    Golden Harvest Food Bank is hosting its “Beat Summer Hunger” Mobile Food Pantry Distribution event Saturday morning where food will be distributed free of charge to Richmond County residents.
    Golden Harvest Food Bank is hosting its “Beat Summer Hunger” Mobile Food Pantry Distribution event Saturday morning where food will be distributed free of charge to Richmond County residents.
  • Augusta Grandfather Euphoric After Winning New 2015 Cadillac SRX

    Augusta Grandfather Euphoric After Winning New 2015 Cadillac SRX

    Friday, May 29 2015 6:02 PM EDT2015-05-29 22:02:21 GMT
    Photo of James Ford (right) and his wife Jennie. They were presented with a 2015 Cadillac SRX, sourtesy of the Georgia Lottery on Friday (Photo courtesy: Georgia Lottery Corp)Photo of James Ford (right) and his wife Jennie. They were presented with a 2015 Cadillac SRX, sourtesy of the Georgia Lottery on Friday (Photo courtesy: Georgia Lottery Corp)
    James Ford, a grandfather of three, has won a brand new 2015 Cadillac SRX courtesy of the Georgia Lottery.
    James Ford, a grandfather of three, has won a brand new 2015 Cadillac SRX courtesy of the Georgia Lottery.
  • Augusta Newborn Named First 5/29 College Savings Day Baby at Doctors Hospital

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

    Friday, May 29 2015 5:56 PM EDT2015-05-29 21:56:59 GMT
    Photo of the Parker family and their Path2College 529 Plan check (courtesy: Doctors Hospital)Photo of the Parker family and their Path2College 529 Plan check (courtesy: Doctors Hospital)
    For one Augusta family, May 29th will always be a special day. Not only did they welcome 8lb.4oz. baby Sage Parker at 5:06 a.m., they were awarded $1,529 for his college savings.
    For one Augusta family, May 29th will always be a special day. Not only did they welcome 8lb.4oz. baby Sage Parker at 5:06 a.m., they were awarded $1,529 for his college savings.
  • Keeping Kids Away From Summertime Crime

    Keeping Kids Away From Summertime Crime

    Friday, May 29 2015 5:39 PM EDT2015-05-29 21:39:14 GMT
    One bad decision is all it takes to move your child from school to the slammer. Summertime is prime time for kids to get in trouble. "Misdemeanor cases. criminal trespass, vandalism. misdemeanor thefts, shoplifting, that sort of thing." Columbia County Sheriff's Captain Steve Morris knows prevention starts with police presence. "We focus on our parks and recreation areas, Morris says. Kids have a tendency to congregate in certain areas. we respond to those areas. we're highly visible." ...
    One bad decision is all it takes to move your child from school to the slammer. Summertime is prime time for kids to get in trouble. "Misdemeanor cases. criminal trespass, vandalism. misdemeanor thefts, shoplifting, that sort of thing." Columbia County Sheriff's Captain Steve Morris knows prevention starts with police presence. "We focus on our parks and recreation areas, Morris says. Kids have a tendency to congregate in certain areas. we respond to those areas. we're highly visible." ...
  • UPDATED ON 6: Several Suspects Arrested After Drug Investigation, Police Pursuit In Augusta

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

    Friday, May 29 2015 4:40 PM EDT2015-05-29 20:40:08 GMT
    Photo of marijuana, a gun, and cash seized in a Richmond County drug investigationPhoto of marijuana, a gun, and cash seized in a Richmond County drug investigation
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has released some information concerning a Thursday afternoon pursuit and crashes involving county-owned vehicles.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has released some information concerning a Thursday afternoon pursuit and crashes involving county-owned vehicles.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Victim In Deadly Taliaferro Crash On I-20 Identified

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

    Friday, May 29 2015 1:49 PM EDT2015-05-29 17:49:19 GMT
    Deadly Accident graphicDeadly Accident graphic
    We now know the name of the person who died in a crash on I-20 in Taliaferro County that happened Thursday afternoon.
    We now know the name of the person who died in a crash on I-20 in Taliaferro County that happened Thursday afternoon.
  • "Out There...Somewhere": Art That Stops Traffic

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

    Friday, May 29 2015 10:53 AM EDT2015-05-29 14:53:44 GMT
    Photo of a painted Augusta, Georgia traffic light utility box as part of Art the BoxPhoto of a painted Augusta, Georgia traffic light utility box as part of Art the Box
    Painting is coming to the pavement, making something ordinary a little extraordinary. It's "Out There...Somewhere" with WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola.
    Painting is coming to the pavement, making something ordinary a little extraordinary. It's "Out There...Somewhere" with WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Friday, May 29 2015 7:02 AM EDT2015-05-29 11:02:23 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.
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple Vehicles Involved In Columbia County Crash

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple Vehicles Involved In Columbia County Crash

    Thursday, May 28 2015 6:07 PM EDT2015-05-28 22:07:03 GMT
    Photo from the scene of a multiple vehicle crash in Columbia Road on South Belair Road at Holley RoadPhoto from the scene of a multiple vehicle crash in Columbia Road on South Belair Road at Holley Road
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned Columbia County Sheriff's Office deputies are on the scene of a multiple vehicle crash.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned Columbia County Sheriff's Office deputies are on the scene of a multiple vehicle crash.
  • GDOT: Road Construction in Augusta is a Sign of Progress

    GDOT: Road Construction in Augusta is a Sign of Progress

    Thursday, May 28 2015 5:57 PM EDT2015-05-28 21:57:57 GMT
    State Transportation Chairman Don Grantham says road construction is a sign of progress.
    State Transportation Chairman Don Grantham says road construction is a sign of progress.
  • Former Richmond County Coroner Pleads Guilty to Stealing from the Dead

    Former Richmond County Coroner Pleads Guilty to Stealing from the Dead

    Thursday, May 28 2015 5:40 PM EDT2015-05-28 21:40:29 GMT
    Mug shot of fo0rmer Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of fo0rmer Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    Former Richmond County Coroner, Grover Tuten pleaded guilty Wednesday to the federal charge of Unauthorized Use of an Access Device.
    Former Richmond County Coroner, Grover Tuten pleaded guilty Wednesday to the federal charge of Unauthorized Use of an Access Device.
  • Hephzibah Murder Suspect Indicted

    Hephzibah Murder Suspect Indicted

    Thursday, May 28 2015 4:42 PM EDT2015-05-28 20:42:00 GMT
    Mug shot of Richard Manley Ouzts (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Richard Manley Ouzts (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the suspect in a March 1st murder in Hephzibah has been indicted.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the suspect in a March 1st murder in Hephzibah has been indicted.
  • Alleged "Foot Fetishist" Indicted On Robbery Charge

    Alleged "Foot Fetishist" Indicted On Robbery Charge

    Thursday, May 28 2015 3:42 PM EDT2015-05-28 19:42:48 GMT
    Mug shot of Joey William Leaphart (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Joey William Leaphart (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that an alleged "foot fetishist" has been indicted on a robbery charge from a March 18th incident in Richmond County.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that an alleged "foot fetishist" has been indicted on a robbery charge from a March 18th incident in Richmond County.
  • Metro Augusta's Unemployment Rate Declines To 6.1 Percent In April

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

    Thursday, May 28 2015 2:29 PM EDT2015-05-28 18:29:54 GMT
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    The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Augusta's unemployment rate for April was 6.1 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in March.
    The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Augusta's unemployment rate for April was 6.1 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in March.
  • CSRA's Unemployment Rate Declines To 6.4 Percent In April

    CSRA's Unemployment Rate Declines To 6.4 Percent In April

    Thursday, May 28 2015 2:28 PM EDT2015-05-28 18:28:06 GMT
    Unemployment rate down graphicUnemployment rate down graphic
    The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) region for April was 6.4 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 6.8 percent in March.
    The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) region for April was 6.4 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 6.8 percent in March.
  • Augusta Mother Accused Of Locking Teen Out Of Their Home For Missing Curfew

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

    Thursday, May 28 2015 2:09 PM EDT2015-05-28 18:09:57 GMT
    Mug shot of 34-year-old Antonia Antoinette Folsom, who is accused of ocking her 13-year-old son out of their home for repeatedly missing curfew (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of 34-year-old Antonia Antoinette Folsom, who is accused of ocking her 13-year-old son out of their home for repeatedly missing curfew (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    An Augusta mother is in trouble after allegedly making her 13-year-old son sleep outside for missing curfew several times.
    An Augusta mother is in trouble after allegedly making her 13-year-old son sleep outside for missing curfew several times.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Thursday, May 28 2015 7:00 AM EDT2015-05-28 11:00:47 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.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Augusta Man Pleads Guilty To Attempting To Provide Material Support To Terrorists

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

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 10:26 PM EDT2015-05-28 02:26:28 GMT
    Mug shot of 37-year-old Leon Nathan Davis (aka Abdul Wakil Khalil), being led away from Federal Court in Augusta on WednesdayMug shot of 37-year-old Leon Nathan Davis (aka Abdul Wakil Khalil), being led away from Federal Court in Augusta on Wednesday
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned an Augusta man is in court after being arrested and accused of trying to reach out to terror group ISIS.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned an Augusta man is in court after being arrested and accused of trying to reach out to terror group ISIS.
  • Screven County Teen Dies In Rollover Accident

    Screven County Teen Dies In Rollover Accident

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 8:03 PM EDT2015-05-28 00:03:09 GMT
    Deadly Accident graphicDeadly Accident graphic
    A teenager is dead after a rollover accident in Screven County.
    A teenager is dead after a rollover accident in Screven County.
  • Richmond County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Serves Suspension

    Richmond County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Serves Suspension

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 7:59 PM EDT2015-05-27 23:59:03 GMT
    Photo of Chief Deputy Patrick Clayton, of the Richmond County Sheriff's OfficePhoto of Chief Deputy Patrick Clayton, of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office
    Chief Deputy Patrick Clayton, of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, is back on the job after serving a two day suspension.
    Chief Deputy Patrick Clayton, of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, is back on the job after serving a two day suspension.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Lincoln County Deputy Resigns After Being Charged With Simple Battery, Wife Also Charged

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

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 7:50 PM EDT2015-05-27 23:50:05 GMT
    Mug shots of 31-year-old Ashley Brown Reed and her husband, former Lincoln County Sheriff's Office deputy Brandon Reed, 28. Both have been charged with Simple Battery. (Courtesy: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)Mug shots of 31-year-old Ashley Brown Reed and her husband, former Lincoln County Sheriff's Office deputy Brandon Reed, 28. Both have been charged with Simple Battery. (Courtesy: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a Lincoln County Sheriff's Office deputy is no longer with the department after being charged with Simple Battery. His wife has also been charged with Simple Battery.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a Lincoln County Sheriff's Office deputy is no longer with the department after being charged with Simple Battery. His wife has also been charged with Simple Battery.
  • Eye In The Sky Increases Thousands Of Richmond County Property Values

    Eye In The Sky Increases Thousands Of Richmond County Property Values

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 7:29 PM EDT2015-05-27 23:29:12 GMT
    A pictomertry photo of properties in Richmond CountyA pictomertry photo of properties in Richmond County
    Thousands of Augusta and Richmond County property owners saw an increase in their property values and you can thank pictometry for some of that. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola explains.
    Thousands of Augusta and Richmond County property owners saw an increase in their property values and you can thank pictometry for some of that. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola explains.
  • Augusta To Study Fort Gordon Bus Route To Keep It Rolling

    Augusta To Study Fort Gordon Bus Route To Keep It Rolling

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 7:13 PM EDT2015-05-27 23:13:29 GMT
    Photo of riders boarding an Augusta Public Transit busPhoto of riders boarding an Augusta Public Transit bus
    Low ridership and no money to continue the Fort Gordon bus route isn't stopping some Augusta Commissioners from waiting to take a second look.
    Low ridership and no money to continue the Fort Gordon bus route isn't stopping some Augusta Commissioners from waiting to take a second look.
  • Augusta Commissioners Want Something Done At Regency Mall

    Augusta Commissioners Want Something Done At Regency Mall

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 7:08 PM EDT2015-05-27 23:08:45 GMT
    Photo of Regency Mall, in Augusta, GeorgiaPhoto of Regency Mall, in Augusta, Georgia
    Augusta doesn't own it, nor have the money to do anything with it, but some Augusta leaders are pushing to get the Regency Mall area developed one way or the other.
    Augusta doesn't own it, nor have the money to do anything with it, but some Augusta leaders are pushing to get the Regency Mall area developed one way or the other.
  • New Speed Signs Help Deputies Track Problem Areas

    New Speed Signs Help Deputies Track Problem Areas

    New Speed Signs Help Deputies Track Problem Areas

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 4:06 PM EDT2015-05-27 20:06:36 GMT
    You may have noticed electronic message boards popping up around busy roads in Richmond County. These new signs are tracking speeds to see where people are going too fast. The boards are up in time for the summer season, when the sheriff's office says there's an increase in crashes. This week marks the beginning of the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer.” The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is hoping these signs will help deputies spot dangerous areas and prevent accidents. These signs are not on...
    You may have noticed electronic message boards popping up around busy roads in Richmond County. These new signs are tracking speeds to see where people are going too fast. The boards are up in time for the summer season, when the sheriff's office says there's an increase in crashes. This week marks the beginning of the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer.” The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is hoping these signs will help deputies spot dangerous areas and prevent accidents. These signs are not on...
  • Arrest Made In 2002 Emanuel County Murder

    Arrest Made In 2002 Emanuel County Murder

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 12:53 PM EDT2015-05-27 16:53:57 GMT
    Death Investigation graphicDeath Investigation graphic
    Emanuel County Sheriff's Office investigators have made an arrest in a murder that happened more than a decade ago.
    Emanuel County Sheriff's Office investigators have made an arrest in a murder that happened more than a decade ago.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 7:04 AM EDT2015-05-27 11:04:57 GMT
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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Harlem City Council to Make Final Decision on Rezoning for Apartment Complex

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

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

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 6:50 PM EDT2015-05-26 22:50:42 GMT
    A property in Harlem could be rezoned for apartments. It's up to Harlem City Council to decide whether to approve the application. The developers who want to build the apartment complex are describing it as "workforce housing" for families who are starting out. Also, a portion of the apartments will be specifically geared for Veterans and military. But some neighbors aren't excited about the idea of a new apartment complex going up in their small town. It's a plan that some in the City of Har...
    A property in Harlem could be rezoned for apartments. It's up to Harlem City Council to decide whether to approve the application. The developers who want to build the apartment complex are describing it as "workforce housing" for families who are starting out. Also, a portion of the apartments will be specifically geared for Veterans and military. But some neighbors aren't excited about the idea of a new apartment complex going up in their small town. It's a plan that some in the City of Har...
  • Demolition Of Historic Court Building Wouldn't Cost Augusta Any Extra, But Some Still Want It Gone

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

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 6:29 PM EDT2015-05-26 22:29:16 GMT
    Photo of the old Augusta Courthouse annex buildingPhoto of the old Augusta Courthouse annex building
    As we reported Monday, it will not cost Augusta an extra $200,000 to tear down only a portion of  the historic court building, but just $31,000. Even with the change in price, some city leaders still want to see the building gone. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    As we reported Monday, it will not cost Augusta an extra $200,000 to tear down only a portion of  the historic court building, but just $31,000. Even with the change in price, some city leaders still want to see the building gone. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Storm Water Utility Fee Set For Final Vote Next Week

    Storm Water Utility Fee Set For Final Vote Next Week

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 6:28 PM EDT2015-05-26 22:28:55 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
    The Storm Water Utility Fee is heading to a final vote. Some Augusta Commissioners say the fee needs to be cut by 30 percent, but others say the full fee is needed to do it right for Augusta.
    The Storm Water Utility Fee is heading to a final vote. Some Augusta Commissioners say the fee needs to be cut by 30 percent, but others say the full fee is needed to do it right for Augusta.
  • Augusta Commissioners Want Another Look At Fort Gordon Bus Route

    Augusta Commissioners Want Another Look At Fort Gordon Bus Route

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 6:28 PM EDT2015-05-26 22:28:38 GMT
    Photo of riders about to board an Augusta Public Transit busPhoto of riders about to board an Augusta Public Transit bus
    Its six month trial program is ending, so Augusta leaders are debating whether to spend another $150,000 to keep the Fort Gordon bus rolling the rest of the year.
    Its six month trial program is ending, so Augusta leaders are debating whether to spend another $150,000 to keep the Fort Gordon bus rolling the rest of the year.


  • Augusta Man Accused Of Hitting Woman With A Hammer

    Augusta Man Accused Of Hitting Woman With A Hammer

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 5:19 PM EDT2015-05-26 21:19:23 GMT
    Mug shot of 57-year-old Michael Edward Anderson (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of 57-year-old Michael Edward Anderson (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    An Augusta man is in jail after being charged with hitting a woman with a hammer.
    An Augusta man is in jail after being charged with hitting a woman with a hammer.
  • Staying Safe When Lightning Strikes

    Staying Safe When Lightning Strikes

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 2:03 PM EDT2015-05-26 18:03:46 GMT
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    Evans, GA - June is just around the corner, and with thunderstorm activity on the rise, it's important to know what to do if you are caught outside when lightning strikes.One of the most important things is when you are outside and thunder roars, head indoors. Get inside any kind of sturdy building. That will keep you safe from lightning.If you're caught out in the open with no sturdy shelter nearby, find a low-lying ditch away from tall, isolated objects such as trees or towers. If you're ou...
    Evans, GA - June is just around the corner, and with thunderstorm activity on the rise, it's important to know what to do if you are caught outside when lightning strikes.One of the most important things is when you are outside and thunder roars, head indoors. Get inside any kind of sturdy building. That will keep you safe from lightning.If you're caught out in the open with no sturdy shelter nearby, find a low-lying ditch away from tall, isolated objects such as trees or towers. If you're ou...
  • Your Hometown Grovetown: Rebecca Erryn Moon Foundation

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Rebecca Erryn Moon Foundation

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 10:08 AM EDT2015-05-26 14:08:01 GMT
    Photo of Rebecca Erryn MoonPhoto of Rebecca Erryn Moon
    WJBF News Channel 6 meteorologist John Lynn tells us about the Rebecca Erryn Moon Foundation and its purpose as part of Your Hometown Grovetown, which aired on Friday, May 22nd.
    WJBF News Channel 6 meteorologist John Lynn tells us about the Rebecca Erryn Moon Foundation and its purpose as part of Your Hometown Grovetown, which aired on Friday, May 22nd.
  • Your Hometown Grovetown: Angie Moon Interview

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Angie Moon Interview

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

    Your Hometown Grovetown: CSRA Mustang Club

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 10:07 AM EDT2015-05-26 14:07:29 GMT
    Photo of a CSRA Mustang Club logo decal on a Ford Mustang at the Gateway Southern Stampede Mustang show in Grovetown, GeorgiaPhoto of a CSRA Mustang Club logo decal on a Ford Mustang at the Gateway Southern Stampede Mustang show in Grovetown, Georgia
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn tells us about the CSRA Mustang Club and their Gateway Southern Stampede National Show, which is being held in Grovetown, Georgia this weekend
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn tells us about the CSRA Mustang Club and their Gateway Southern Stampede National Show, which is being held in Grovetown, Georgia this weekend
  • Your Hometown Grovetown: Grovetown Development

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Grovetown Development

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 10:07 AM EDT2015-05-26 14:07:04 GMT
    Photo of the Grovetown sign as you enter the city limitsPhoto of the Grovetown sign as you enter the city limits
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn tells us about the explosive growth in Columbia County and Grovetown, Georgia.
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn tells us about the explosive growth in Columbia County and Grovetown, Georgia.
  • Your Hometown Grovetown: Grovetown Residential Growth

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Grovetown Residential Growth

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 10:06 AM EDT2015-05-26 14:06:59 GMT
    Map graphic showing different residential areas in Columbia CountyMap graphic showing different residential areas in Columbia County
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn tells us about the explosive residential growth in Columbia County and Grovetown, Georgia.
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn tells us about the explosive residential growth in Columbia County and Grovetown, Georgia.
  • Your Hometown Grovetown: Vision 2035

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Vision 2035

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 10:06 AM EDT2015-05-26 14:06:47 GMT
    Photo from the final Columbia County Vision 2035 meetingPhoto from the final Columbia County Vision 2035 meeting
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn tells us about the vision Columbia County leaders have for the next 20 years.
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn tells us about the vision Columbia County leaders have for the next 20 years.
  • Your Hometown Grovetown: Frank Neal Interview

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Frank Neal Interview

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 10:06 AM EDT2015-05-26 14:06:29 GMT
    Photo of WJBF News Channel 6 meteorologist interviewing Grovetown City Planner Frank Neal during Your Hometown Grovetown on Friday, May 22nd.Photo of WJBF News Channel 6 meteorologist interviewing Grovetown City Planner Frank Neal during Your Hometown Grovetown on Friday, May 22nd.
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn interviews Frank Neal, who is Grovetown, Georgia's city planner, during WJBF News Channel 6's Your Hometown Grovetown broadcast on Friday, May 22nd.
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn interviews Frank Neal, who is Grovetown, Georgia's city planner, during WJBF News Channel 6's Your Hometown Grovetown broadcast on Friday, May 22nd.
  • Your Hometown Grovetown: Don Blackstock Interview

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Don Blackstock Interview

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 10:06 AM EDT2015-05-26 14:06:20 GMT
    Photo of WJBF News Channel 6 meteorologist John Lynn interviewing president of the CSRA Mustang Club and Mustang Club of America National Director, Don Blackstock, during Your Hometown Grovetown on Friday, May 22nd.Photo of WJBF News Channel 6 meteorologist John Lynn interviewing president of the CSRA Mustang Club and Mustang Club of America National Director, Don Blackstock, during Your Hometown Grovetown on Friday, May 22nd.
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn interviews Don Blackstock, who is the president of the CSRA Mustang Club and Mustang Club of America National Director at the Gateway Southern Stampede National Show during WJBF News Channel 6's Your Hometown Grovetown broadcast on Friday, May 22nd.
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn interviews Don Blackstock, who is the president of the CSRA Mustang Club and Mustang Club of America National Director at the Gateway Southern Stampede National Show during WJBF News Channel 6's Your Hometown Grovetown broadcast on Friday, May 22nd.
  • PHOTOS: Your Hometown: Grovetown

    PHOTOS: Your Hometown: Grovetown

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

    Storm Water Utility Fee Goes Back Before Augusta Commissioners

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 9:55 AM EDT2015-05-26 13:55:30 GMT
    Photo of a rainstorm in AugustaPhoto of a rainstorm in Augusta
    Augusta leaders are going to keep the conversation going on a Storm Water Utility Fee on how much to charge and whether churches and businesses can get a break.
    Augusta leaders are going to keep the conversation going on a Storm Water Utility Fee on how much to charge and whether churches and businesses can get a break.
  • Saving All Of Augusta's Old Court Building Is Not As Expensive As First Claimed

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

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 9:30 AM EDT2015-05-26 13:30:41 GMT
    Photo of two historic Augusta buildings facing possible demolitionPhoto of two historic Augusta buildings facing possible demolition
    Augusta's City Administrator says a mistake was made when calculating demolition costs for the old courthouse annex.
    Augusta's City Administrator says a mistake was made when calculating demolition costs for the old courthouse annex.
  • Historic Augusta Building Demolition Costs Questioned

    Historic Augusta Building Demolition Costs Questioned

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 9:20 AM EDT2015-05-26 13:20:13 GMT
    Photo of two historic buildings in Augusta facing possible demolitionPhoto of two historic buildings in Augusta facing possible demolition
    Last month, Augusta's City Administrator told Commissioners it was $200,000 less expensive to tear down the entire old courthouse building than to do selective demolition on the newer addition, but now that estimate is being questioned. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Last month, Augusta's City Administrator told Commissioners it was $200,000 less expensive to tear down the entire old courthouse building than to do selective demolition on the newer addition, but now that estimate is being questioned. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
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