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  • Golden Apple: Tammy Long

    Golden Apple: Tammy Long

    Wednesday, April 1 2015 5:44 PM EDT2015-04-01 21:44:48 GMT
    Photo of Riverside Elementary School teacher Mrs. Tammy Long, who is this week's Golden Apple Award winner.Photo of Riverside Elementary School teacher Mrs. Tammy Long, who is this week's Golden Apple Award winner.
    We are getting down and dirty to learn a lot about the Earth as our Brad Means honors Tammy Long as this week's Golden Apple Award winner.
    We are getting down and dirty to learn a lot about the Earth as our Brad Means honors Tammy Long as this week's Golden Apple Award winner.
  • Fighting Sex Trafficking

    Fighting Sex Trafficking

    Wednesday, April 1 2015 5:32 PM EDT2015-04-01 21:32:26 GMT
    Local law enforcement is gearing up for the Masters, and the not so good attention it could bring to Augusta.
    Local law enforcement is gearing up for the Masters, and the not so good attention it could bring to Augusta.
  • Georgia Lawmakers Pass Gas Tax Increase

    Georgia Lawmakers Pass Gas Tax Increase

    Wednesday, April 1 2015 4:40 PM EDT2015-04-01 20:40:26 GMT
    Georgia's roads are about to get better, but that means you'll be paying more at the pump.
    Georgia's roads are about to get better, but that means you'll be paying more at the pump.
  • Leland Drive Murder Suspect Denied Bond

    Leland Drive Murder Suspect Denied Bond

    Wednesday, April 1 2015 4:29 PM EDT2015-04-01 20:29:48 GMT
    Mug shot of John Dickey O'Bryant, who was denied bond Wednesday in connection to a March 14th murder on Leland Drive in Augusta. (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of John Dickey O'Bryant, who was denied bond Wednesday in connection to a March 14th murder on Leland Drive in Augusta. (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned the man accused in a deadly shooting that happened on March 14th on Leland Drive in Augusta was denied bond Wednesday.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned the man accused in a deadly shooting that happened on March 14th on Leland Drive in Augusta was denied bond Wednesday.
  • Legal Firework Sales in Georgia Tabled by Lawmakers

    Legal Firework Sales in Georgia Tabled by Lawmakers

    Wednesday, April 1 2015 4:15 PM EDT2015-04-01 20:15:16 GMT
    Sale of Fireworks Stays Illegal in GeorgiaSale of Fireworks Stays Illegal in Georgia
    The Georgia Senate has tabled a bill that would have legalized the sale of fireworks in the state.
    The Georgia Senate has tabled a bill that would have legalized the sale of fireworks in the state.
  • Parents Want Justice After Picture of Beaten Son in Jail Goes Viral

    Parents Want Justice After Picture of Beaten Son in Jail Goes Viral

    Wednesday, April 1 2015 3:46 PM EDT2015-04-01 19:46:11 GMT
    An Augusta family is looking for justice after a picture of their beaten son with a belt around his neck in jail was posted to facebook.

    An Augusta family is looking for justice after a picture of their beaten son with a belt around his neck in jail was posted to facebook.

  • Tech Report: Rise In Child Identity Theft, And How To Prevent It

    Tech Report: Rise In Child Identity Theft, And How To Prevent It

    Wednesday, April 1 2015 3:15 PM EDT2015-04-01 19:15:59 GMT
    Identity Theft graphicIdentity Theft graphic
    Child identity theft is on the rise and we have some information for you to help you prevent your children from becoming victims.
    Child identity theft is on the rise and we have some information for you to help you prevent your children from becoming victims.
  • Uber Exploring Augusta as New Market

    Uber Exploring Augusta as New Market

    Uber Exploring Augusta as New Market

    Wednesday, April 1 2015 3:10 PM EDT2015-04-01 19:10:16 GMT
    Uber is making plans to possibly launch in Augusta.The company released this statement: "We're still exploring the Augusta market, and have not yet finalized any launch plans."A spokesperson from the company says there is not an exact number of drivers needed to launch in any given city.We will continue to update this story as it develops.
    Uber is making plans to possibly launch in Augusta.The company released this statement: "We're still exploring the Augusta market, and have not yet finalized any launch plans."A spokesperson from the company says there is not an exact number of drivers needed to launch in any given city.We will continue to update this story as it develops.
  • DEVELOPING ON 6: Body Found In Washington, Georgia Ditch Identified

    DEVELOPING ON 6: Body Found In Washington, Georgia Ditch Identified

    Wednesday, April 1 2015 12:45 PM EDT2015-04-01 16:45:03 GMT
    Body Found graphicBody Found graphic
    Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) investigators have identified the woman whose body was found Tuesday in a ditch in Washington, Georgia.
    Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) investigators have identified the woman whose body was found Tuesday in a ditch in Washington, Georgia.
  • Georgia State Patrol Trooper Suspended After Investigation

    Georgia State Patrol Trooper Suspended After Investigation

    Wednesday, April 1 2015 12:39 PM EDT2015-04-01 16:39:03 GMT
    A Georgia State Trooper has been suspended after an investigation revealed he was having inappropriate conversations with a dispatcher during work hours. The conversations came to light during the investigation into former Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith's conduct while Smith worked for the G.S.P.
    A Georgia State Trooper has been suspended after an investigation revealed he was having inappropriate conversations with a dispatcher during work hours. The conversations came to light during the investigation into former Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith's conduct while Smith worked for the G.S.P.
  • News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press

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

    A woman who pleaded guilty to setting fire to a homeless camp in Athens has been sentenced to prison. Forty-five-year-old Rayeanne Childers-Queen received a 20-year sentence for the 2013 fire under an Athens bridge and an...
  • Grovetown Man Charged with Running An Unlicensed Pain Clinic

    Grovetown Man Charged with Running An Unlicensed Pain Clinic

    Wednesday, April 1 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-04-01 16:06:03 GMT
    Mug shot of Imo Friday Ndem, who is accused of running an unlicensed pain clinic in Columbia County (Credit: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Imo Friday Ndem, who is accused of running an unlicensed pain clinic in Columbia County (Credit: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a 55-year-old Grovetown, Georgia man has been arrested and accused of running an unlicensed pain clinic in Columbia County.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a 55-year-old Grovetown, Georgia man has been arrested and accused of running an unlicensed pain clinic in Columbia County.
  • 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, April 1 2015 7:10 AM EDT2015-04-01 11:10:08 GMT
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Paralyzed Dog Gets Forever Home, Doggy Wheelchair

    Paralyzed Dog Gets Forever Home, Doggy Wheelchair

    Wednesday, April 1 2015 12:19 AM EDT2015-04-01 04:19:41 GMT
    Ollie is a special needs dog. He found a Forever Home with Tracy Jones, who took him home last Friday. We caught up with them today.
    Ollie is a special needs dog. He found a Forever Home with Tracy Jones, who took him home last Friday. We caught up with them today.
  • Palmetto Pipeline Pushback in Effingham County

    Palmetto Pipeline Pushback in Effingham County

    Tuesday, March 31 2015 10:36 PM EDT2015-04-01 02:36:59 GMT
    A billion dollar pipeline project proposed to run through Georgia and parts of South Carolina is getting a lot of pushback.At a public meeting about the Palmetto Pipeline project Tuesday evening in Effingham County it was standing room only, but many people who showed up say they feel Georgia really won't be receiving much benefit from it and worry the risks outweigh the rewards."My opinion is that they're just running through Georgia to get to Jacksonville," said Ogeechee Riverkeeper Executi...
    A billion dollar pipeline project proposed to run through Georgia and parts of South Carolina is getting a lot of pushback.At a public meeting about the Palmetto Pipeline project Tuesday evening in Effingham County it was standing room only, but many people who showed up say they feel Georgia really won't be receiving much benefit from it and worry the risks outweigh the rewards."My opinion is that they're just running through Georgia to get to Jacksonville," said Ogeechee Riverkeeper Executi...
  • Grovetown Man's Attempted Child Molestation Case Dismissed

    Grovetown Man's Attempted Child Molestation Case Dismissed

    Tuesday, March 31 2015 6:12 PM EDT2015-03-31 22:12:59 GMT
    Photo of Chad Stefani (Credit :Columbia County Sheriff's Office)Photo of Chad Stefani (Credit :Columbia County Sheriff's Office)
    An attempted child molestation case against a Grovetown man is no more.
    An attempted child molestation case against a Grovetown man is no more.
  • Neighbors Say Tree Company is Too Loud

    Neighbors Say Tree Company is Too Loud

    Neighbors Say Tree Company is Too Loud

    Tuesday, March 31 2015 5:57 PM EDT2015-03-31 21:57:20 GMT
    A tree service company in Columbia County wants more room to grow when it comes to business, but some neighbors say the noise the company makes is too much. Stallion Tree Professionals of CSRA Inc. is located on Industrial Park Drive in Columbia County, near the Jones Creek Plantation Subdivision. The owner of the tree service company is going to the commission on Tuesday to see if he can get certain conditions removed. He wants to be able to operate outside of normal business hours and not b...
    A tree service company in Columbia County wants more room to grow when it comes to business, but some neighbors say the noise the company makes is too much. Stallion Tree Professionals of CSRA Inc. is located on Industrial Park Drive in Columbia County, near the Jones Creek Plantation Subdivision. The owner of the tree service company is going to the commission on Tuesday to see if he can get certain conditions removed. He wants to be able to operate outside of normal business hours and not b...
  • GBI: Discovery Of Elderly Woman's Body In Ditch In Washington, Georgia Is Suspicious

    GBI: Discovery Of Elderly Woman's Body In Ditch In Washington, Georgia Is Suspicious

    Tuesday, March 31 2015 5:29 PM EDT2015-03-31 21:29:19 GMT
    Body Found graphicBody Found graphic
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the body of an elderly woman in her 80's has been found in a ditch in Washington, Georgia.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the body of an elderly woman in her 80's has been found in a ditch in Washington, Georgia.
  • Man Charged With Strapping Down Girlfriend's Two Small Children, Leaving Them In Cold Apartment

    Man Charged With Strapping Down Girlfriend's Two Small Children, Leaving Them In Cold Apartment

    Tuesday, March 31 2015 4:02 PM EDT2015-03-31 20:02:31 GMT
    Mug shot of David Bradley, Jr. who is facing two charges of Cruelty to Children in the Second Degree (Creidt: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of David Bradley, Jr. who is facing two charges of Cruelty to Children in the Second Degree (Creidt: 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.
  • Glenn Hills Middle School Teacher Charged With Marijuana Possession

    Glenn Hills Middle School Teacher Charged With Marijuana Possession

    Tuesday, March 31 2015 2:10 PM EDT2015-03-31 18:10:26 GMT
    Mug shot of 39-year-old Terry Terrell Pinckney, as Glenn Hills Middle School teacher, who was arrested for marikuana possession in Hephzibah on Sunday. (Credit :Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of 39-year-old Terry Terrell Pinckney, as Glenn Hills Middle School teacher, who was arrested for marikuana possession in Hephzibah on Sunday. (Credit :Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that a Glenn Hills Middle School teacher was arrested Sunday and charged with felony Possession of Marijuana.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that a Glenn Hills Middle School teacher was arrested Sunday and charged with felony Possession of Marijuana.
  • Board Chair: Morris Brown College To Emerge From Bankruptcy

    Board Chair: Morris Brown College To Emerge From Bankruptcy

    Tuesday, March 31 2015 9:27 AM EDT2015-03-31 13:27:44 GMT
    The chairman Morris Brown College's board of trustees says a plan has been approved for the Atlanta school to emerge from bankruptcy.Board chairman Preston Williams said in a statement that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court this week approved the plan, and a judge signed it Thursday.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Williams said the plan will allow the college to exit bankruptcy and take steps toward regaining its accreditation.As part of the bankruptcy proceedings, the college sold 26 a...
    The chairman Morris Brown College's board of trustees says a plan has been approved for the Atlanta school to emerge from bankruptcy.Board chairman Preston Williams said in a statement that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court this week approved the plan, and a judge signed it Thursday.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Williams said the plan will allow the college to exit bankruptcy and take steps toward regaining its accreditation.As part of the bankruptcy proceedings, the college sold 26 a...
  • Six Things To Know Before You Go

    Six Things To Know Before You Go

    Tuesday, March 31 2015 7:26 AM EDT2015-03-31 11:26:34 GMT
    Here are the six things you need to know before you go!
    Here are the six things you need to know before you go!
  • New Ga. hunting regulations proposed; public comment sought

    New Ga. hunting regulations proposed; public comment sought

    Georgia wildlife officials are inviting public comments on proposed changes to hunting regulations.
    Georgia wildlife officials are inviting public comments on proposed changes to hunting regulations.
  • PHOTOS: Crazy Cloud Formations Appear Over The CSRA

    PHOTOS: Crazy Cloud Formations Appear Over The CSRA

    Monday, March 30 2015 5:39 PM EDT2015-03-30 21:39:10 GMT
    Photo of a Undulus Asperatus cloud taken over the CSRA on Monday, March 30th. (Credit: Rachel Marshall)Photo of a Undulus Asperatus cloud taken over the CSRA on Monday, March 30th. (Credit: Rachel Marshall)
    Many of you have sent photos of a unique weather occurrence over the CSRA that happened Monday morning.Shelf clouds appeared ahead of a line of thunderstorms.
    Many of you have sent photos of a unique weather occurrence over the CSRA that happened Monday morning.Shelf clouds appeared ahead of a line of thunderstorms.
  • Woman Accused of Prostitution Says Deputy Got It Wrong

    Woman Accused of Prostitution Says Deputy Got It Wrong

    Monday, March 30 2015 5:17 PM EDT2015-03-30 21:17:27 GMT
    The 18-year-old says she was walking home from the Holiday Inn Express on Stevens Creek Road and decided to go back to the hotel. That's when she says an off duty deputy said she was a prostitute.
    The 18-year-old says she was walking home from the Holiday Inn Express on Stevens Creek Road and decided to go back to the hotel. That's when she says an off duty deputy said she was a prostitute.
  • Gov. Deal announces new program to honor Vietnam veterans

    Gov. Deal announces new program to honor Vietnam veterans

    Gov. Nathan Deal has announced a new program aimed at honoring the state's 234,000 Vietnam veterans with "certificates of honor."
    Gov. Nathan Deal has announced a new program aimed at honoring the state's 234,000 Vietnam veterans with "certificates of honor."
  • Local X Games Gold Medalist Helps Open New Columbia County BMX And Skate Park

    Local X Games Gold Medalist Helps Open New Columbia County BMX And Skate Park

    Monday, March 30 2015 11:13 AM EDT2015-03-30 15:13:32 GMT
    Photo of local X Games gold medalist Kevin Robinson, who was on hand to help open the Blanchard Woods BMX and Skate Park Saturday in Columbia County.Photo of local X Games gold medalist Kevin Robinson, who was on hand to help open the Blanchard Woods BMX and Skate Park Saturday in Columbia County.
    Saturday afternoon's grand opening of the Columbia County BMX Park had fans of all ages come out and enjoy the track, including an X Games gold medalist.
    Saturday afternoon's grand opening of the Columbia County BMX Park had fans of all ages come out and enjoy the track, including an X Games gold medalist.
  • $132,800 to groups providing services for women and children

    Women in Philanthropy 2015 Grants Awarded

    Women in Philanthropy 2015 Grants Awarded

    Monday, March 30 2015 9:27 AM EDT2015-03-30 13:27:13 GMT
    Women in Philanthropy for the CSRA awarded grants totaling $132,800 to nine groups serving women and children.
    Women in Philanthropy for the CSRA awarded grants totaling $132,800 to nine groups serving women and children.
  • 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, March 30 2015 8:17 AM EDT2015-03-30 12:17:08 GMT
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Local Woman Claims her Floors are Making her Family sick

    Local Woman Claims her Floors are Making her Family sick

    Sunday, March 29 2015 10:37 PM EDT2015-03-30 02:37:37 GMT
    One local woman claims her floors are making her family sick. This comes after national news outlets reported Lumber Liquidators might be using a toxic level of formaldihyde.
    One local woman claims her floors are making her family sick. This comes after national news outlets reported Lumber Liquidators might be using a toxic level of formaldihyde.
  • New Details: Woman Identified in Deadly House Fire

    New Details: Woman Identified in Deadly House Fire

    New Details: Woman Identified in Deadly House Fire

    Sunday, March 29 2015 6:32 PM EDT2015-03-29 22:32:31 GMT
    Deadly duplex house fire at 1431B Heard Avenue in Augusta.
    Deadly duplex house fire at 1431B Heard Avenue in Augusta.
  • Your Hometown Stories: Wrightsboro Methodist Chruch

    Your Hometown Stories: Wrightsboro Methodist Chruch

    Sunday, March 29 2015 6:19 PM EDT2015-03-29 22:19:31 GMT
    "Wrightsboro is known as the southernmost point of Quaker migration"The Wrightsboro Methodist Church is located on a small piece of land in the small town of Wrightsboro in McDuffie County Georgia. In 1768, following the Treaty of Augusta which ceded this land to European settlers, forty thousand acres of land was given to Joseph Mattock and Jonathan Sell by Royal Governor James Wright, who were also Quakers. A thousand acres of this land was set aside for the Town Proper, which was later inc...
    "Wrightsboro is known as the southernmost point of Quaker migration"The Wrightsboro Methodist Church is located on a small piece of land in the small town of Wrightsboro in McDuffie County Georgia. In 1768, following the Treaty of Augusta which ceded this land to European settlers, forty thousand acres of land was given to Joseph Mattock and Jonathan Sell by Royal Governor James Wright, who were also Quakers. A thousand acres of this land was set aside for the Town Proper, which was later inc...
  • Crews Working Accident On Wrightsboro Road

    Crews Working Accident On Wrightsboro Road

    Sunday, March 29 2015 5:51 PM EDT2015-03-29 21:51:06 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned there is an accident on Wrightsboro Road in which a vehicle is flipped upside down. Details are limited at this time, but we do know traffic is back up while crews work to removed the vehicle. We have a crew at the scene and will update with more information soon.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned there is an accident on Wrightsboro Road in which a vehicle is flipped upside down. Details are limited at this time, but we do know traffic is back up while crews work to removed the vehicle. We have a crew at the scene and will update with more information soon.
  • SRS To Hold Public Forum Session

    SRS To Hold Public Forum Session

    Sunday, March 29 2015 5:41 PM EDT2015-03-29 21:41:13 GMT
    SRS is also hosting a public forum on Monday March 30th. The Department of Energy managers will talk about funding plans for the site. It will be at the amphitheater at Aiken Technical College at 2 p.m. The group plans to discuss the Liquid Waste Management Program and MOX Construction. The public is invited to attend.
    SRS is also hosting a public forum on Monday March 30th. The Department of Energy managers will talk about funding plans for the site. It will be at the amphitheater at Aiken Technical College at 2 p.m. The group plans to discuss the Liquid Waste Management Program and MOX Construction. The public is invited to attend.
  • Public Input Sessions For Augusta Parks And Recreations

    Public Input Sessions For Augusta Parks And Recreations

    Sunday, March 29 2015 5:03 PM EDT2015-03-29 21:03:03 GMT
    Augusta Parks and Recreation is asking for your ideal place for a park. People in Richmond County are invited to give their opinion this week. Input sessions start Monday March 30th at the Julian Smith Casino on Broad Street. The next meeting is Tuesday March 31st at the Diamond Lakes Community Center in Hephzibah. Both sessions are from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    Augusta Parks and Recreation is asking for your ideal place for a park. People in Richmond County are invited to give their opinion this week. Input sessions start Monday March 30th at the Julian Smith Casino on Broad Street. The next meeting is Tuesday March 31st at the Diamond Lakes Community Center in Hephzibah. Both sessions are from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Direct Flights to DC Land Back at Augusta Regional

    Direct Flights to DC Land Back at Augusta Regional

    Sunday, March 29 2015 3:52 PM EDT2015-03-29 19:52:42 GMT
    U.S. Airways will provide one flight each day to D.C. using a 50 passenger plane. 
    U.S. Airways will provide one flight each day to D.C. using a 50 passenger plane. 
  • Man Arrested for Armed Robbery in Hotel Room

    Man Arrested for Armed Robbery in Hotel Room

    Sunday, March 29 2015 3:45 PM EDT2015-03-29 19:45:25 GMT
    Deandre WrightDeandre Wright
     Investigators say Deandre Wright forced his way into a couple's hotel room at the Hampton Inn on Washington Road. 
     Investigators say Deandre Wright forced his way into a couple's hotel room at the Hampton Inn on Washington Road. 
  • Wanted Man Arrested, Faces New Charges

    Wanted Man Arrested, Faces New Charges

    Sunday, March 29 2015 3:40 PM EDT2015-03-29 19:40:55 GMT
    Devonta BaileyDevonta Bailey
    A man wanted for pointing a gun at someone is in jail, facing new charges.
    A man wanted for pointing a gun at someone is in jail, facing new charges.
  • GMA Sunday Headlines: March 29, 2015

    GMA Sunday Headlines: March 29, 2015

    Sunday, March 29 2015 8:32 AM EDT2015-03-29 12:32:38 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Volunteers Gather for City Spring Cleaning in Augusta

    Volunteers Gather for City Spring Cleaning in Augusta

    Volunteers Gather for City Spring Cleaning in Augusta

    Saturday, March 28 2015 6:08 PM EDT2015-03-28 22:08:57 GMT
    Volunteers gathered at hubs throughout Augusta for a community spring cleaning on Saturday. This is all part of an effort to keep Augusta a clean and healthy “Age-Friendly Community.” In January 2014, AARP and the World Health Organization recognized Augusta as an Age-Friendly Community. To keep this title, the city needs to keep improving, and this is one way the community can help. Block by block, volunteers picked through grass to clean-up trash in Augusta. These Young Marines are just one...
    Volunteers gathered at hubs throughout Augusta for a community spring cleaning on Saturday. This is all part of an effort to keep Augusta a clean and healthy “Age-Friendly Community.” In January 2014, AARP and the World Health Organization recognized Augusta as an Age-Friendly Community. To keep this title, the city needs to keep improving, and this is one way the community can help. Block by block, volunteers picked through grass to clean-up trash in Augusta. These Young Marines are just one...
  • Teens Arrested After Drug Sweep at Lincoln County High School

    Teens Arrested After Drug Sweep at Lincoln County High School

    Saturday, March 28 2015 5:11 PM EDT2015-03-28 21:11:23 GMT
    A Lincoln County High School Student was arrested after a joint drug sweep of the middle school and high school on Thursday.
    A Lincoln County High School Student was arrested after a joint drug sweep of the middle school and high school on Thursday.
  • Augusta GreenJackets Host Community Event

    Augusta GreenJackets Host Community Event

    Saturday, March 28 2015 12:29 PM EDT2015-03-28 16:29:41 GMT
    Augusta, GA - Food, fun, and lots of sunshine marked the second annual...
    Augusta, GA - Food, fun, and lots of sunshine marked the second annual...
  • 1 on 1: The Augusta Man Making a Splash with His "Cru"

    1 on 1: The Augusta Man Making a Splash with His "Cru"

    Saturday, March 28 2015 8:56 AM EDT2015-03-28 12:56:09 GMT
      Hollywood is coming to Augusta. The critically acclaimed film "Cru" is having a screening Saturday, April 4 at the KROC Center. The movie's writer, Oliver Ottley, is from Augusta. 
      Hollywood is coming to Augusta. The critically acclaimed film "Cru" is having a screening Saturday, April 4 at the KROC Center. The movie's writer, Oliver Ottley, is from Augusta. 
  • GMA Saturday Headlines: March 28, 2015

    GMA Saturday Headlines: March 28, 2015

    Saturday, March 28 2015 8:30 AM EDT2015-03-28 12:30:46 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.
  • Get Your Yard Ready For Masters

    Get Your Yard Ready For Masters

    Friday, March 27 2015 10:54 PM EDT2015-03-28 02:54:04 GMT
    One local industry is cashing in on the upcoming game on the green.
    One local industry is cashing in on the upcoming game on the green.
  • Aiken Public Safety's Most Wanted Fugitive Arrested In Augusta

    Aiken Public Safety's Most Wanted Fugitive Arrested In Augusta

    Friday, March 27 2015 7:07 PM EDT2015-03-27 23:07:42 GMT
    Photo of Ricky Lorenzo Harden, Jr. (Credit: Aiken Department of Public Safety)Photo of Ricky Lorenzo Harden, Jr. (Credit: Aiken Department of Public Safety)
    A man on the Aiken Department of Public Safety's Most Wanted List has been arrested.
    A man on the Aiken Department of Public Safety's Most Wanted List has been arrested.
  • Stop the Sneezing

    Stop the Sneezing

    Friday, March 27 2015 6:42 PM EDT2015-03-27 22:42:26 GMT
    What doctors say about how you can stear clear of allergies during Spring.
    What doctors say about how you can steer clear of allergies during Spring.
  • Berckmans Road Realignment Project to Start in May

    Berckmans Road Realignment Project to Start in May

    Friday, March 27 2015 6:11 PM EDT2015-03-27 22:11:23 GMT
    It's the beginning of the end for the well traveled road next to Augusta National.
    It's the beginning of the end for the well traveled road next to Augusta National.
  • James Brown Statue in Downtown Augusta Cleaned

    James Brown Statue in Downtown Augusta Cleaned

    Friday, March 27 2015 5:43 PM EDT2015-03-27 21:43:02 GMT
    The James Brown Statue in downtown Augusta has got a brand new shine.
    The James Brown Statue in downtown Augusta has got a brand new shine.
  • Governor Nathan Deal Instructs Agencies To Prepare For Medical Cannabis Law

    Governor Nathan Deal Instructs Agencies To Prepare For Medical Cannabis Law

    Friday, March 27 2015 5:19 PM EDT2015-03-27 21:19:10 GMT
    Photo of a bottle of cannabis oilPhoto of a bottle of cannabis oil
    Friday, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed an executive order directing state agencies to begin preparations for enactment of legislation that will allow the use of cannabis oil for eight medical conditions.
    Friday, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed an executive order directing state agencies to begin preparations for enactment of legislation that will allow the use of cannabis oil for eight medical conditions.
  • BREAKING ON 6: Washington Road Traffic Backed Up Due To Crash

    BREAKING ON 6: Washington Road Traffic Backed Up Due To Crash

    Friday, March 27 2015 5:07 PM EDT2015-03-27 21:07:35 GMT
    Photo from the scene of a Friday afternoon crash on Washington Road at its intersection with Center West ParkwayPhoto from the scene of a Friday afternoon crash on Washington Road at its intersection with Center West Parkway
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that traffic is backed up for miles on Washington Road due to a Friday afternoon crash.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that traffic is backed up for miles on Washington Road due to a Friday afternoon crash.
  • BREAKING ON 6: Fire Damages Home In Martinez

    BREAKING ON 6: Fire Damages Home In Martinez

    Friday, March 27 2015 4:58 PM EDT2015-03-27 20:58:40 GMT
    Photo from the scene of a house fire on Vernon Street in Evans, GeorgiaPhoto from the scene of a house fire on Vernon Street in Evans, Georgia
    All are safe after Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue crews responded to a house fire Friday afternoon.
    All are safe after Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue crews responded to a house fire Friday afternoon.
  • Coast Guard backs off closure of aid station for Ga., Ala.

    Coast Guard backs off closure of aid station for Ga., Ala.

    The Coast Guard has backed off plans to close a station that helps maintain waterways shared by Georgia and Alabama.
    The Coast Guard has backed off plans to close a station that helps maintain waterways shared by Georgia and Alabama.
  • 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, March 27 2015 7:17 AM EDT2015-03-27 11:17:59 GMT
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Good Sports: Firefighters Overlook Child's False Alarm

    Good Sports: Firefighters Overlook Child's False Alarm

    Thursday, March 26 2015 9:40 PM EDT2015-03-27 01:40:20 GMT
    There was no fire, but there sure was one fired up little boy. On Thursday Augusta firefighters were at the social security office responding to a call. It seems a two year old under the watch of his grandfather set off the fire alarm. The child may have pushed the wrong button but what happen afterward was like a dream come true. "He loves pushing buttons," grandfather Melvin Atkins says. "And I guess he pushed the wrong one there and it scared him. But boy he loves fire trucks. When he...
    There was no fire, but there sure was one fired up little boy. On Thursday Augusta firefighters were at the social security office responding to a call. It seems a two year old under the watch of his grandfather set off the fire alarm. The child may have pushed the wrong button but what happen afterward was like a dream come true. "He loves pushing buttons," grandfather Melvin Atkins says. "And I guess he pushed the wrong one there and it scared him. But boy he loves fire trucks. When he...
  • UPDATED ON 6: Victim In Deadly McDuffie County Crash Identified

    UPDATED ON 6: Victim In Deadly McDuffie County Crash Identified

    Thursday, March 26 2015 6:31 PM EDT2015-03-26 22:31:50 GMT
    Photo from the scene of a deadly Thursday morning crash in McDuffie CountyPhoto from the scene of a deadly Thursday morning crash in McDuffie County
    We have learned more information, including the name of the victim, on a deadly crash in McDuffie County that happened around 7:50 a.m. Thursday morning.
    We have learned more information, including the name of the victim, on a deadly crash in McDuffie County that happened around 7:50 a.m. Thursday morning.
  • Owner of the dogs that Killed City Goats Found Guilty

    Owner of the dogs that Killed City Goats Found Guilty

    Thursday, March 26 2015 6:10 PM EDT2015-03-26 22:10:49 GMT
    The owner of the 2 dogs that attacked and killed the city's goats was found guilty in court on Thursday.
    The owner of the 2 dogs that attacked and killed the city's goats was found guilty in court on Thursday.
  • New Washington Road Businesses Ready for Masters Traffic

    New Washington Road Businesses Ready for Masters Traffic

    Thursday, March 26 2015 6:04 PM EDT2015-03-26 22:04:00 GMT
    Photo of traffic on Wahsington Road in Augusta, GeorgiaPhoto of traffic on Wahsington Road in Augusta, Georgia
    This year's traffic plan for the Masters will be very similar to last years because city officials say the plan has been working.
    This year's traffic plan for the Masters will be very similar to last years because city officials say the plan has been working.
  • Proposal For Judges' Pay Raises, Raises Concerns for Augusta Commissioners

    Proposal For Judges' Pay Raises, Raises Concerns for Augusta Commissioners

    Thursday, March 26 2015 5:42 PM EDT2015-03-26 21:42:19 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
    Augusta's state lawmakers are considering a proposal to increase pay for Augusta judges, but it would come with a $200,000 price tag for city taxpayers. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Augusta's state lawmakers are considering a proposal to increase pay for Augusta judges, but it would come with a $200,000 price tag for city taxpayers. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Woman Charged With 3 Counts Of Deprivation Of A Minor; Kids Removed From Unsanitary Home

    Woman Charged With 3 Counts Of Deprivation Of A Minor; Kids Removed From Unsanitary Home

    Thursday, March 26 2015 5:17 PM EDT2015-03-26 21:17:57 GMT
    mug shot of 35-year-old Akilah Emma Walton, who is facing 3 charges of Deprivation of a Minor (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)mug shot of 35-year-old Akilah Emma Walton, who is facing 3 charges of Deprivation of a Minor (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    An investigation into the attempted theft of a bicycle led Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputies to the discovery of a house in unsanitary conditions. Three children were later removed from that home.
    An investigation into the attempted theft of a bicycle led Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputies to the discovery of a house in unsanitary conditions. Three children were later removed from that home.
  • Augusta Man Facing Charges After 3-Year-old Found In Road

    Augusta Man Facing Charges After 3-Year-old Found In Road

    Thursday, March 26 2015 4:32 PM EDT2015-03-26 20:32:25 GMT
    Mug shot of Nathaniel Kennerly, 71, who is charged with Deprivation of a Minor after a 3-year-old boy in his care was found alone in a roadway (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Nathaniel Kennerly, 71, who is charged with Deprivation of a Minor after a 3-year-old boy in his care was found alone in a roadway (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    A 71-year-old Augusta man is in trouble with the law after a 3-year-old was found alone in an Augusta roadway.
    A 71-year-old Augusta man is in trouble with the law after a 3-year-old was found alone in an Augusta roadway.
  • UPDATE: Grovetown Boil Water Advisory Lifted

    UPDATE: Grovetown Boil Water Advisory Lifted

    Thursday, March 26 2015 12:49 PM EDT2015-03-26 16:49:28 GMT
    Boil Water Advisory graphicBoil Water Advisory graphic
    A boil water advisory issued for some residents in Grovetown has been lifted.
    A boil water advisory issued for some residents in Grovetown has been lifted.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Owner Of Dogs Accused Of Killing City Goats Appears In Court

    UPDATED ON 6: Owner Of Dogs Accused Of Killing City Goats Appears In Court

    Thursday, March 26 2015 10:59 AM EDT2015-03-26 14:59:45 GMT
    Michael Robinson, the owner of the dogs that are accused of killing maintenance goats owned by the city of Augusta, appeared in court Thursday morning.
    Michael Robinson, the owner of the dogs that are accused of killing maintenance goats owned by the city of Augusta, appeared in court Thursday morning.
  • Quadruplets Born At Georgia Regents Medical Center

    Quadruplets Born At Georgia Regents Medical Center

    Thursday, March 26 2015 10:21 AM EDT2015-03-26 14:21:43 GMT
    Ashton Blake KirklandAshton Blake Kirkland
    When Julianne Kirkland told her husband Matt last fall they were expecting not one, not two, but "three babies, possibly four," he zoned out while staring at the microwave.
    When Julianne Kirkland told her husband Matt last fall they were expecting not one, not two, but "three babies, possibly four," he zoned out while staring at the microwave.
  • GRU Kicks Off Safe Zone Program

    GRU Kicks Off Safe Zone Program

    Thursday, March 26 2015 8:59 AM EDT2015-03-26 12:59:33 GMT
    Georgia Regents University is kicking off a Safe Zone program as part of its "Come Out for Health Week.
    Georgia Regents University is kicking off a Safe Zone program as part of its "Come Out for Health Week.
  • Former Nurse Sues Georgia Regents Medical Center

    Former Nurse Sues Georgia Regents Medical Center

    Thursday, March 26 2015 8:49 AM EDT2015-03-26 12:49:10 GMT
    A former nurse at Georgia Regents Medical Center is suing the hospital.
    A former nurse at Georgia Regents Medical Center is suing the hospital.
  • Metro Augusta's Jobless Rate Declines To 6.7% In February

    Metro Augusta's Jobless Rate Declines To 6.7% In February

    Metro Augusta's Jobless Rate Declines To 6.7% In February

    Thursday, March 26 2015 8:29 AM EDT2015-03-26 12:29:21 GMT
    The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Augusta's unemployment rate for February was 6.7 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 6.9 percent in January. 
    The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Augusta's unemployment rate for February was 6.7 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 6.9 percent in January. 
  • Six Things To Know Before You Go

    Six Things To Know Before You Go

    Thursday, March 26 2015 7:14 AM EDT2015-03-26 11:14:37 GMT
    Here are the six things you need to know before you go!
    Here are the six things you need to know before you go!
  • UPDATED ON 6: Video of Mothers Accused Of Attacking Glenn Hills Middle School Safety Officer

    UPDATED ON 6: Video of Mothers Accused Of Attacking Glenn Hills Middle School Safety Officer

    Wednesday, March 25 2015 5:45 PM EDT2015-03-25 21:45:09 GMT
    Mug shot of Fanesia Smith (credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Fanesia Smith (credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    We have now learned the identities of the two mothers who are accused of attacking a school safety office at Glenn Hills Middle School Tuesday afternoon.
    We have now learned the identities of the two mothers who are accused of attacking a school safety office at Glenn Hills Middle School Tuesday afternoon.
  • A South Augusta Road Still Hasn't Been Repaired 2 Years Later

    A South Augusta Road Still Hasn't Been Repaired 2 Years Later

    Wednesday, March 25 2015 5:32 PM EDT2015-03-25 21:32:38 GMT

    2 years after a large sinkhole formed on Patterson Bridge Road, the city still hasn't corrected the problem. Neighbors say they're concerned for their safety, and the road needs to be fixed.

    2 years after a large sinkhole formed on Patterson Bridge Road, the city still hasn't corrected the problem. Neighbors say they're concerned for their safety, and the road needs to be fixed.

  • "Failing Schools Law" Makes Progress in Georgia

    "Failing Schools Law" Makes Progress in Georgia

    "Failing Schools Law" Makes Progress in Georgia

    Wednesday, March 25 2015 5:26 PM EDT2015-03-25 21:26:02 GMT
    A new amendment that would allow the State of Georgia to take over failing schools is making progress. The House passed the measure on Wednesday and now it's up to Georgia voters to decide if they want this for their schools. Richmond County has 21 schools that are considered "failing." Governor Nathan Deal wants to create an Opportunity School District, which would include more than 100 failing schools across the state. Glenn Hills High School is one public school in Richmond County that wou...
    A new amendment that would allow the State of Georgia to take over failing schools is making progress. The House passed the measure on Wednesday and now it's up to Georgia voters to decide if they want this for their schools. Richmond County has 21 schools that are considered "failing." Governor Nathan Deal wants to create an Opportunity School District, which would include more than 100 failing schools across the state. Glenn Hills High School is one public school in Richmond County that wou...
  • Your Hometown Series: The First Tee Of Augusta

    Your Hometown Series: The First Tee Of Augusta

    Wednesday, March 25 2015 3:11 PM EDT2015-03-25 19:11:43 GMT
    The First Tee of Augusta opened in 2001, on a 40-acre site west of downtown Augusta near Daniel Field Airport.
    The First Tee of Augusta opened in 2001, on a 40-acre site west of downtown Augusta near Daniel Field Airport.
  • 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, March 25 2015 7:16 AM EDT2015-03-25 11:16:49 GMT
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Bill Would Require All SC Students to Take US Citizenship Test

    Bill Would Require All SC Students to Take US Citizenship Test

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 10:35 PM EDT2015-03-25 02:35:28 GMT
    A bill passed unanimously by a House K-12 education subcommittee Tuesday would require all South Carolina students to take the U.S. citizenship test. They would not be required to pass it or get a certain score, though. The House subcommittee amended the bill to make it the same as a Senate version that's now on the full Senate floor. Rep. James Smith, D-Columbia, is the main sponsor of the House bill. "I think each and every citizen of our country, if they're immigrants they're taking the t...
    A bill passed unanimously by a House K-12 education subcommittee Tuesday would require all South Carolina students to take the U.S. citizenship test. They would not be required to pass it or get a certain score, though. The House subcommittee amended the bill to make it the same as a Senate version that's now on the full Senate floor. Rep. James Smith, D-Columbia, is the main sponsor of the House bill. "I think each and every citizen of our country, if they're immigrants they're taking the t...
  • Golden Apple: Amy Garrison

    Golden Apple: Amy Garrison

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 9:15 PM EDT2015-03-25 01:15:39 GMT
    Amy Garrison has been on the job for 20 years and boy how times have changed."We had a fax line. That was it. We had one computer and a fax line."Now her Engineering and Technology students have everything they need to keep up with these high-tech times."They're learning about past and present inventions, how to make innovations out of current inventions, and they're learning how to do animations and work together with the engineering design process."That means coming up with ideas and plans ...
    Amy Garrison has been on the job for 20 years and boy how times have changed."We had a fax line. That was it. We had one computer and a fax line."Now her Engineering and Technology students have everything they need to keep up with these high-tech times."They're learning about past and present inventions, how to make innovations out of current inventions, and they're learning how to do animations and work together with the engineering design process."That means coming up with ideas and plans ...
  • Surviving Goats Still Off The Job In Augusta

    Surviving Goats Still Off The Job In Augusta

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 6:25 PM EDT2015-03-24 22:25:34 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
    Nearly three weeks ago, eight of the city's storm water maintenance goats were killed by dogs. The surviving goats will be heading to the vet before being placed back in the storm ponds for maintenance work.
    Nearly three weeks ago, eight of the city's storm water maintenance goats were killed by dogs. The surviving goats will be heading to the vet before being placed back in the storm ponds for maintenance work.
  • Another Car Chase Happened In Richmond County Tuesday

    Another Car Chase Happened In Richmond County Tuesday

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 6:19 PM EDT2015-03-24 22:19:17 GMT
    Photo of the scene where a wrong way driver was stopped in AugustaPhoto of the scene where a wrong way driver was stopped in Augusta
    Another harrowing day on the roads in south Augusta had a pickup truck driver leads deputies on a chase the wrong way down busy highways.
    Another harrowing day on the roads in south Augusta had a pickup truck driver leads deputies on a chase the wrong way down busy highways.

  • Inspection and Testing Procedures for New Nuclear Plants Discussed at Meeting

    Inspection and Testing Procedures for New Nuclear Plants Discussed at Meeting

    Inspection and Testing Procedures for New Nuclear Plants Discussed at Meeting

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 5:41 PM EDT2015-03-24 21:41:14 GMT
    With construction still underway on new nuclear units in Georgia and South Carolina, federal regulators came together Tuesday at a public meeting to talk about safety issues. The construction on two new nuclear units at Plant Vogtle is more than halfway finished. Companies contracted to build Units 3 and 4 at this site recently announced an 18 month delay. They expect Unit Three to go into service in 2019 and Unit 4 in 2020. "There's always going to be schedule challenges and the most importa...
    With construction still underway on new nuclear units in Georgia and South Carolina, federal regulators came together Tuesday at a public meeting to talk about safety issues. The construction on two new nuclear units at Plant Vogtle is more than halfway finished. Companies contracted to build Units 3 and 4 at this site recently announced an 18 month delay. They expect Unit Three to go into service in 2019 and Unit 4 in 2020. "There's always going to be schedule challenges and the most importa...
  • Georgia House Approves High School Credit for College Level Courses

    Georgia House Approves High School Credit for College Level Courses

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 5:12 PM EDT2015-03-24 21:12:45 GMT
    School Report graphicSchool Report graphic
    The Georgia House of Representatives has approved a bill letting Georgia high school students earn credit toward a diploma while taking some college-level courses.
    The Georgia House of Representatives has approved a bill letting Georgia high school students earn credit toward a diploma while taking some college-level courses.
  • Georgia Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

    Georgia Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 5:08 PM EDT2015-03-24 21:08:45 GMT
    Medical Marijuana Passes Georgia SenateMedical Marijuana Passes Georgia Senate
    The Georgia Senate has overwhelmingly passed a sweeping medical marijuana bill that now goes back to the House for tweaking.
    The Georgia Senate has overwhelmingly passed a sweeping medical marijuana bill that now goes back to the House for tweaking.
  • UPDATED ON 6: High Speed Police Chase Ends in Aiken County

    UPDATED ON 6: High Speed Police Chase Ends in Aiken County

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 4:44 PM EDT2015-03-24 20:44:54 GMT
    Mug shot of Patrick Buxton, who is accused of leading police on a pursuit across in Georgia and South Carolina.Mug shot of Patrick Buxton, who is accused of leading police on a pursuit across in Georgia and South Carolina.
    A high speed chase today across two states is over. A suspect is now in custody in Aiken County.
    A high speed chase today across two states is over. A suspect is now in custody in Aiken County.
  • Investigation Underway After Report of Gun at Paine College

    Investigation Underway After Report of Gun at Paine College

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 4:09 PM EDT2015-03-24 20:09:14 GMT
    Paine College Augusta, GAPaine College Augusta, GA
    A fight on the campus of Paine College leads to the search for a gun.
    A fight on the campus of Paine College leads to the search for a gun.
  • Evans High School Wins Georgia State High School Fishing Championship

    Evans High School Wins Georgia State High School Fishing Championship

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 1:47 PM EDT2015-03-24 17:47:15 GMT
    Evans High School team of Blake Stephenson and Tyler Mathews. (Photo courtesy of FLW)Evans High School team of Blake Stephenson and Tyler Mathews. (Photo courtesy of FLW)
    The Evans High School team of Blake Stephenson and Tyler Mathews brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 17 pounds, 5 ounces to win the 2015 Georgia State High School Fishing Championship on Clarks Hill Lake.
    The Evans High School team of Blake Stephenson and Tyler Mathews brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 17 pounds, 5 ounces to win the 2015 Georgia State High School Fishing Championship on Clarks Hill Lake.
  • Crews Working Accident With Injuries On Cobbham Road

    Crews Working Accident With Injuries On Cobbham Road

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 1:08 PM EDT2015-03-24 17:08:55 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned officers have responded to a wreck on Cobbham Road at Lloyd Paschal Road.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned officers have responded to a wreck on Cobbham Road at Lloyd Paschal Road.
  • UPDATE: Historic Harlem Home Will Be Demolished for New Library

    UPDATE: Historic Harlem Home Will Be Demolished for New Library

    UPDATE: Historic Harlem Home Will Be Demolished for New Library

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 10:27 AM EDT2015-03-24 14:27:29 GMT
    A historic home in Harlem, Georgia could soon be demolished. Harlem City Council is expected to vote on Monday night whether to take down the old house. However, one local group is fighting to save the house. It has stood for more than 100 years and some say it a part of the city. Harlem City Council is eyeing this space as the perfect spot for a new library. The city has already secured $3.5 million through sales tax funding for the library. Many believe if the library is built in this loca...
    A historic home in Harlem, Georgia could soon be demolished. Harlem City Council is expected to vote on Monday night whether to take down the old house. However, one local group is fighting to save the house. It has stood for more than 100 years and some say it a part of the city. Harlem City Council is eyeing this space as the perfect spot for a new library. The city has already secured $3.5 million through sales tax funding for the library. Many believe if the library is built in this loca...
  • 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, March 24 2015 7:03 AM EDT2015-03-24 11:03:19 GMT
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Task Force Trains to Clear SC Interstates Faster After Wrecks

    Task Force Trains to Clear SC Interstates Faster After Wrecks

    Monday, March 23 2015 9:12 PM EDT2015-03-24 01:12:21 GMT
    South Carolina is looking for ways to clear accidents off of Interstate highways faster to cut down on the traffic jams you get stuck in. A state task force on Traffic Incident Management met Monday in Columbia to work on it. "One of the things of this initiative, of this state Traffic Incident Management Task Force, is bringing first responders together and training them in, like, a choreographed fashion of how to clear a roadway up,” says Mike Bowman, SCDOT Incident Response Management Co...
    South Carolina is looking for ways to clear accidents off of Interstate highways faster to cut down on the traffic jams you get stuck in. A state task force on Traffic Incident Management met Monday in Columbia to work on it. "One of the things of this initiative, of this state Traffic Incident Management Task Force, is bringing first responders together and training them in, like, a choreographed fashion of how to clear a roadway up,” says Mike Bowman, SCDOT Incident Response Management Co...
  • Harlem Making Offer For New Chief

    Harlem Making Offer For New Chief

    Monday, March 23 2015 8:56 PM EDT2015-03-24 00:56:15 GMT
    The city of Harlem, Georgia is ready to hire a new police chief. The city council met to talk about the finalists Monday night. Leaders decided to offer the job to Chuck Meadows. Meadows already works for the department. If he accepts the job he will replace Chief Gary Jones, who left in November for the same job in Grovetown, Georgia.The council also voted to promote Harlem Police Officer Rob Lewis to captain. Lewis was the other finalist for the job of police chief.
    The city of Harlem, Georgia is ready to hire a new police chief. The city council met to talk about the finalists Monday night. Leaders decided to offer the job to Chuck Meadows. Meadows already works for the department. If he accepts the job he will replace Chief Gary Jones, who left in November for the same job in Grovetown, Georgia.The council also voted to promote Harlem Police Officer Rob Lewis to captain. Lewis was the other finalist for the job of police chief.
  • Augusta En Route To Hire Transit Director

    Augusta En Route To Hire Transit Director

    Monday, March 23 2015 5:54 PM EDT2015-03-23 21:54:08 GMT
    Photo from Monday's interview with Patrick Stephens, who is a finalist to become director of the Augusta Public Transit DepartmentPhoto from Monday's interview with Patrick Stephens, who is a finalist to become director of the Augusta Public Transit Department
    Augusta leaders are interviewing finalists for the position of Transit Department Director.
    Augusta leaders are interviewing finalists for the position of Transit Department Director.

  • Family Wants Augusta Commission To Help Preserve Portraits

    Family Wants Augusta Commission To Help Preserve Portraits

    Monday, March 23 2015 5:51 PM EDT2015-03-23 21:51:49 GMT
    Photo of a DeLaigle family portrait at Magnolia CemeteryPhoto of a DeLaigle family portrait at Magnolia Cemetery
    They have been a part of Magnolia Cemetery for nearly 75 years, but a family says the works of art are in trouble and need to be moved WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    They have been a part of Magnolia Cemetery for nearly 75 years, but a family says the works of art are in trouble and need to be moved WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Solution for Water Runoff Concerns Near Hephzibah School Site

    Solution for Water Runoff Concerns Near Hephzibah School Site

    Monday, March 23 2015 5:41 PM EDT2015-03-23 21:41:23 GMT

    Runoff water concerns near construction site of new school in Hephzibah

    Runoff water concerns near construction site of new school in Hephzibah

  • UPDATED ON 6: Cause Of Sadie Drive Fire Determined

    UPDATED ON 6: Cause Of Sadie Drive Fire Determined

    Monday, March 23 2015 5:14 PM EDT2015-03-23 21:14:13 GMT
    An investigator with the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department has determined that an early morning fire was caused by an electrical problem that started with a wall receptacle.
    An investigator with the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department has determined that an early morning fire was caused by an electrical problem that started with a wall receptacle.
  • Incident Involving Alleged "Foot Fetishist" Reported In Columbia County

    Incident Involving Alleged "Foot Fetishist" Reported In Columbia County

    Monday, March 23 2015 3:49 PM EDT2015-03-23 19:49:40 GMT
    Photo of 45-year-old Joey William Leaphart, of Langley, Stouh Carolina (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Photo of 45-year-old Joey William Leaphart, of Langley, Stouh Carolina (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    Yet another incident has been reported involving a Langley, South Carolina man who has an alleged "foot fetish".
    Yet another incident has been reported involving a Langley, South Carolina man who has an alleged "foot fetish".
  • Josh Turner Concert Nets $45,000 For Family Y Kids' Camps

    Josh Turner Concert Nets $45,000 For Family Y Kids' Camps

    Monday, March 23 2015 2:41 PM EDT2015-03-23 18:41:37 GMT
    Photo of Josh Turner from a Wednesday night coincert in Augusta (Credit: Georgia Regents University)Photo of Josh Turner from a Wednesday night coincert in Augusta (Credit: Georgia Regents University)
    An acoustical performance by country music's Josh Turner on Wednesday, March 18th brought in nearly $45,000 to help equip the Family Y's Camp Lakeside to serve Children's Hospital of Georgia patients.
    An acoustical performance by country music's Josh Turner on Wednesday, March 18th brought in nearly $45,000 to help equip the Family Y's Camp Lakeside to serve Children's Hospital of Georgia patients.
  • Wells Lighting To Create 200 Jobs In Jenkins County

    Wells Lighting To Create 200 Jobs In Jenkins County

    Monday, March 23 2015 2:23 PM EDT2015-03-23 18:23:45 GMT
    Jobs graphicJobs graphic
    A Korea-based light manufacturer to invest $30 million into the company's first U.S. facility. The facility will be located in Jenkins County and create more than 200 jobs.
    A Korea-based light manufacturer to invest $30 million into the company's first U.S. facility. The facility will be located in Jenkins County and create more than 200 jobs.
  • Tax Time Problems and Opportunities

    Tax Time Problems and Opportunities

    Monday, March 23 2015 1:01 PM EDT2015-03-23 17:01:12 GMT
    In this month's economic commentary, Jeff Fehrman -- the President of Fehrman Investment Group and a Raymond James Financial Advisor -- breaks down some tax time problems and opportunities as you prepare your returns.
    In this month's economic commentary, Jeff Fehrman -- the President of Fehrman Investment Group and a Raymond James Financial Advisor -- breaks down some tax time problems and opportunities as you prepare your returns.
  • Justice For Youth By Youth

    Justice For Youth By Youth

    Monday, March 23 2015 1:01 PM EDT2015-03-23 17:01:12 GMT
    It's an alternative to the justice system we all know. Columbia County Teen Court offers first time juvenile offenders an opportunity to admit responsibility for their offences and receive constructive sentencing by way of their peers.
    It's an alternative to the justice system we all know. Columbia County Teen Court offers first time juvenile offenders an opportunity to admit responsibility for their offences and receive constructive sentencing by way of their peers.
  • No Injuries In Riverwatch Parkway Accident

    No Injuries In Riverwatch Parkway Accident

    Monday, March 23 2015 11:25 AM EDT2015-03-23 15:25:43 GMT
    Traffic is flowing freely on Riverwatch Parkway Monday morning after an accident near Westside Drive.
    Traffic is flowing freely on Riverwatch Parkway Monday morning after an accident near Westside Drive.
  • Augusta Museum Will Come to Life This Thursday

    Augusta Museum Will Come to Life This Thursday

    Monday, March 23 2015 11:15 AM EDT2015-03-23 15:15:30 GMT
    "Night at the Museum" is a fundraiser for the Augusta Museum of History.
    "Night at the Museum" is a fundraiser for the Augusta Museum of History.
  • MAU To Host Job Fair For Customer Service Positions

    MAU To Host Job Fair For Customer Service Positions

    Monday, March 23 2015 11:00 AM EDT2015-03-23 15:00:25 GMT
    Job Fair graphicJob Fair graphic
    MAU is hosting a hiring fair Monday March 23rd to fill customer service positions at Electrolux here in Augusta.
    MAU is hosting a hiring fair Monday March 23rd to fill customer service positions at Electrolux here in Augusta.
  • Town Hall Meeting To Be Held At Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center

    Town Hall Meeting To Be Held At Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center

    Monday, March 23 2015 7:17 AM EDT2015-03-23 11:17:56 GMT
    Local veterans have a chance on Monday March 23rd to discuss healthcare and issues at the Charlie Norwood VA Hospital.
    Local veterans have a chance on Monday March 23rd to discuss healthcare and issues at the Charlie Norwood VA Hospital.
  • 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, March 23 2015 7:13 AM EDT2015-03-23 11:13:09 GMT
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Personal Trainer Talks Sheriff's Office Steroid Investigation

    Personal Trainer Talks Sheriff's Office Steroid Investigation

    Sunday, March 22 2015 7:17 PM EDT2015-03-22 23:17:09 GMT
    A local personal trainer is talking about the alleged steroid use at the Richmond County Sheriff's Office and he has a warning about using the illegal drugs.
    A local personal trainer is talking about the alleged steroid use at the Richmond County Sheriff's Office and he has a warning about using the illegal drugs.
  • 'Life in Motion' Helping People Living with Disabilities

    'Life in Motion' Helping People Living with Disabilities

    Sunday, March 22 2015 6:45 PM EDT2015-03-22 22:45:02 GMT

    The Walton Foundation held their very first 'Life in Motion' adaptive event showcase on Sunday. The event is held to help people in the CSRA living with disabilities find the resources they need.

    The Walton Foundation held their very first 'Life in Motion' adaptive event showcase on Sunday. The event is held to help people in the CSRA living with disabilities find the resources they need.

  • 1 on 1: MDA Boot Drive to Kick Off in April

    1 on 1: MDA Boot Drive to Kick Off in April

    Sunday, March 22 2015 9:44 AM EDT2015-03-22 13:44:00 GMT
    For many decades, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has been the leading nonprofit health agency focused on finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and other neuromuscular diseases.
    For many decades, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has been the leading nonprofit health agency focused on finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and other neuromuscular diseases.
  • Update on 6: Man Identified After Body Found in Car in Parking Lot

    Update on 6: Man Identified After Body Found in Car in Parking Lot

    Sunday, March 22 2015 9:09 AM EDT2015-03-22 13:09:04 GMT
    Body Found graphicBody Found graphic
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a body found in a car in a parking lot
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a body found in a car in a parking lot
  • GMA Sunday Headlines: March 22, 2015

    GMA Sunday Headlines: March 22, 2015

    Sunday, March 22 2015 8:42 AM EDT2015-03-22 12:42:23 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.
  • Columbia County Deputy Involved in Motorcycle Crash

    Columbia County Deputy Involved in Motorcycle Crash

    Saturday, March 21 2015 1:22 PM EDT2015-03-21 17:22:04 GMT
    A Columbia County Sheriff's Deputy was involved in a motorcycle crash Saturday.
    A Columbia County Sheriff's Deputy was involved in a motorcycle crash Saturday.
  • 1 On 1: The Push to Get Kids to Love Tennis

    1 On 1: The Push to Get Kids to Love Tennis

    Saturday, March 21 2015 12:35 PM EDT2015-03-21 16:35:54 GMT
    Dozens of kids in the Aiken area have been enjoying tennis using the U.S. Tennis Association's new format of 10 and Under Tennis, with right-sized courts, balls and racquets.
    Dozens of kids in the Aiken area have been enjoying tennis using the U.S. Tennis Association's new format of 10 and Under Tennis, with right-sized courts, balls and racquets.
  • Update: Crash, Shooting Victims Identified

    Update: Crash, Shooting Victims Identified

    Saturday, March 21 2015 12:15 PM EDT2015-03-21 16:15:48 GMT
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a car accident and shooting that happened overnight. 
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a car accident and shooting that happened overnight. 
  • Happening Now: 2 Job Fairs in Augusta

    Happening Now: 2 Job Fairs in Augusta

    Saturday, March 21 2015 9:21 AM EDT2015-03-21 13:21:52 GMT
    Job Fair graphicJob Fair graphic
    If you're looking for a job, two different job fairs could help.
    If you're looking for a job, two different job fairs could help.

  • GMA Saturday Headlines: March 21, 2015

    GMA Saturday Headlines: March 21, 2015

    Saturday, March 21 2015 8:37 AM EDT2015-03-21 12:37:16 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.
  • Hard Work Pays off for GRU Students on Match Day 2015

    Hard Work Pays off for GRU Students on Match Day 2015

    Saturday, March 21 2015 12:13 AM EDT2015-03-21 04:13:29 GMT
    Match Day 2015: more than 200 GRU students found out where they will spend the next few years in residency programs.
    Match Day 2015: more than 200 GRU students found out where they will spend the next few years in residency programs.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Suspect Identified and Arrested in West Augusta High Speed Chase

    UPDATED ON 6: Suspect Identified and Arrested in West Augusta High Speed Chase

    Friday, March 20 2015 11:40 PM EDT2015-03-21 03:40:45 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that there was a vehicle pursuit that ended in a crash on Highland Avenue and Damascus Road.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that there was a vehicle pursuit that ended in a crash on Highland Avenue and Damascus Road.
  • Municipal Building Room Honors Former Employee And Election History

    Municipal Building Room Honors Former Employee And Election History

    Friday, March 20 2015 11:04 PM EDT2015-03-21 03:04:52 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic

    The community room at the Municipal Building will be named in honor of a long time elections officials and it will display some long lost election artifacts

    The community room at the Municipal Building will be named in honor of a long time elections officials and it will display some long lost election artifacts

  • UPDATED ON 6: Driver Injured When Dump Truck Overturns In Columbia County

    UPDATED ON 6: Driver Injured When Dump Truck Overturns In Columbia County

    Friday, March 20 2015 3:41 PM EDT2015-03-20 19:41:11 GMT
    Photo from the scene of a rollover crash involcing a dump truck in Columbia CountyPhoto from the scene of a rollover crash involcing a dump truck in Columbia County
    WJBF News Channel 6 has received reports of a crash in Columbia County involving a dump truck, and there are reports of injuries.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has received reports of a crash in Columbia County involving a dump truck, and there are reports of injuries.
  • North Augusta Chamber Hosts Breakfast

    North Augusta Chamber Hosts Breakfast

    Friday, March 20 2015 11:55 AM EDT2015-03-20 15:55:08 GMT
    Bright and early this Friday, some of the area's business leaders got an update on the Penny Sales tax.
    Bright and early this Friday, some of the area's business leaders got an update on the Penny Sales tax.
  • District Attorney Reviewing Richmond County Sheriff's Office Steroid Case

    District Attorney Reviewing Richmond County Sheriff's Office Steroid Case

    Friday, March 20 2015 11:40 AM EDT2015-03-20 15:40:27 GMT
    District Attorney Ashley Wright is reviewing the GBI's findings on alleged steroid use in the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.
    District Attorney Ashley Wright is reviewing the GBI's findings on alleged steroid use in the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.
  • Langley Man With Alleged "Foot Fetish" In Trouble Again

    Langley Man With Alleged "Foot Fetish" In Trouble Again

    Friday, March 20 2015 8:24 AM EDT2015-03-20 12:24:29 GMT
    Mug shot of 45-year-old Joey William Leaphart (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of 45-year-old Joey William Leaphart (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    A man from Langley, South Carolina who has been in trouble for incidents involving women's feet has run afoul of law enforcement again.
    A man from Langley, South Carolina who has been in trouble for incidents involving women's feet has run afoul of law enforcement again.
  • 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, March 20 2015 7:09 AM EDT2015-03-20 11:09:37 GMT
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Warning: GA Among Top 10 States for IRS Scams

    Warning: GA Among Top 10 States for IRS Scams

    Thursday, March 19 2015 7:49 PM EDT2015-03-19 23:49:17 GMT
    Georgia is one of the top 10 states in the country for IRS scammers, the latest scam is a form victims fill out.. but one Atlanta area has a warning for others.
    Georgia is one of the top 10 states in the country for IRS scammers, the latest scam is a form victims fill out.. but one Atlanta area has a warning for others.
  • Fort Gordon Post Access Changes Enter Next Phase

    Fort Gordon Post Access Changes Enter Next Phase

    Thursday, March 19 2015 6:07 PM EDT2015-03-19 22:07:52 GMT
    Fort Gordon graphicFort Gordon graphic
    Private businesses and vendors who do business on Fort Gordon will be affected by upcoming changes in how visitors gain access to the installation.
    Private businesses and vendors who do business on Fort Gordon will be affected by upcoming changes in how visitors gain access to the installation.
  • What Makes or Breaks Animal Rescue Groups

    What Makes or Breaks Animal Rescue Groups

    Thursday, March 19 2015 5:32 PM EDT2015-03-19 21:32:41 GMT

    After a local animal rescue group comes under fire, we asked what makes and breaks a successful animal rescue group.

    After a local animal rescue group comes under fire, we asked what makes and breaks a successful animal rescue group.

  • Marijuana, $13,000 In Counterfeit Money Found In Repossessed Stolen Car

    Marijuana, $13,000 In Counterfeit Money Found In Repossessed Stolen Car

    Thursday, March 19 2015 5:20 PM EDT2015-03-19 21:20:06 GMT
    Graphic showing U.S. currency billsGraphic showing U.S. currency bills
    More than $13,000 dollars in counterfeit money, along with marijuana, was found inside a repossessed BMW that had been stolen from an Atlanta, Georgia dealership. The car was found in Burke County.
    More than $13,000 dollars in counterfeit money, along with marijuana, was found inside a repossessed BMW that had been stolen from an Atlanta, Georgia dealership. The car was found in Burke County.
  • Presbyterians' New Marriage Definition Includes Gay Marriage

    Presbyterians' New Marriage Definition Includes Gay Marriage

    Thursday, March 19 2015 12:22 PM EDT2015-03-19 16:22:38 GMT
    Gay Marriage graphicGay Marriage graphic
    The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has approved a new definition of marriage that includes gay marriage. WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose talked to a local pastor and got his reaction to the move by the church's ruling body.
    The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has approved a new definition of marriage that includes gay marriage. WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose talked to a local pastor and got his reaction to the move by the church's ruling body.
  • Injured Macon Firefighter Released From Doctors Hospital, Returns Home

    Injured Macon Firefighter Released From Doctors Hospital, Returns Home

    Thursday, March 19 2015 12:07 PM EDT2015-03-19 16:07:36 GMT
    Photo of Battalion Chief Stephen Stafford, as he left Doctors Hoospital Wednesday afternoonPhoto of Battalion Chief Stephen Stafford, as he left Doctors Hoospital Wednesday afternoon
    A Macon firefighter is back home after spending several weeks in Doctors Hospital.
    A Macon firefighter is back home after spending several weeks in Doctors Hospital.
  • 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, March 19 2015 7:08 AM EDT2015-03-19 11:08:36 GMT
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Augusta Film Market

    Augusta Film Market

    Wednesday, March 18 2015 10:17 PM EDT2015-03-19 02:17:40 GMT
    A group in Augusta wants to take action when it comes to bringing movies to the garden city.The President of the Southeastern film makers association is telling city leaders Augusta is missing out when it comes to cashing in on Georgia's booming T.V. and movie industry.
    A group in Augusta wants to take action when it comes to bringing movies to the garden city.The President of the Southeastern film makers association is telling city leaders Augusta is missing out when it comes to cashing in on Georgia's booming T.V. and movie industry.
  • Local Animal Rescue Group Under Investigation

    Local Animal Rescue Group Under Investigation

    Wednesday, March 18 2015 8:05 PM EDT2015-03-19 00:05:08 GMT

    Lucky Dog Rescue is under Investigation after former volunteers reported the conditions the animals were living in.

    Lucky Dog Rescue is under Investigation after former volunteers reported the conditions the animals were living in.

  • UPDATED ON 6: Logging Truck Driver Killed In Rollover Accident Identified

    UPDATED ON 6: Logging Truck Driver Killed In Rollover Accident Identified

    Wednesday, March 18 2015 5:59 PM EDT2015-03-18 21:59:30 GMT
    Photo from the scene of a deadly logging truck rollover in Columbia CountyPhoto from the scene of a deadly logging truck rollover in Columbia County
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the driver of a logging truck that overturned in Columbia County Wednesday On Ray Owens Road at Yelton Road morning has died.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the driver of a logging truck that overturned in Columbia County Wednesday On Ray Owens Road at Yelton Road morning has died.
  • BREAKING ON 6: Fire Breaks Out At University Hospital Laundry Facility

    BREAKING ON 6: Fire Breaks Out At University Hospital Laundry Facility

    Wednesday, March 18 2015 5:36 PM EDT2015-03-18 21:36:00 GMT
    Photo from the scene of a fire at University Hospital's laundry facility in Augusta, GeorgiaPhoto from the scene of a fire at University Hospital's laundry facility in Augusta, Georgia
    We are covering breaking news out of Augusta, where a fire has broken out at University Hospital's laundry facility.
    We are covering breaking news out of Augusta, where a fire has broken out at University Hospital's laundry facility.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Leland Drive Murder Suspect's Court Date Rescheduled

    UPDATED ON 6: Leland Drive Murder Suspect's Court Date Rescheduled

    Wednesday, March 18 2015 5:14 PM EDT2015-03-18 21:14:03 GMT
    Photo of John Dickey O'Bryant from his appearance Wednesday before a judge via teleconferencePhoto of John Dickey O'Bryant from his appearance Wednesday before a judge via teleconference
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the court appearance scheduled for the suspect in this past weekend's murder on Leland Drive in Augusta has been pushed back.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the court appearance scheduled for the suspect in this past weekend's murder on Leland Drive in Augusta has been pushed back.
  • O Positive Blood Donors Urgently Needed For CSRA Patients

    O Positive Blood Donors Urgently Needed For CSRA Patients

    Wednesday, March 18 2015 4:55 PM EDT2015-03-18 20:55:16 GMT
    Blood Shortage graphicBlood Shortage graphic
    Shepeard Community Blood Center is asking donors who are O Positive and eligible to give to donate as soon as possible.
    Shepeard Community Blood Center is asking donors who are O Positive and eligible to give to donate as soon as possible.
  • Flood Safety Awareness Week: Protecting Your Property

    Flood Safety Awareness Week: Protecting Your Property

    Wednesday, March 18 2015 4:27 PM EDT2015-03-18 20:27:20 GMT
    Augusta, GA -Homeowners insurance is critical in protecting your property against damage from a variety of causes, but insurance agents say there's one critical thing you need to know about your basic home insurance."There is a gigantic misconception sometimes from people that your standard homeowners insurance covers flood. Absolutely not true." says StateFarm insurance agentFrank Spears.Flood insurance is its own separate policy which is paramount for those living in or moving to flood-pron...
    Augusta, GA -Homeowners insurance is critical in protecting your property against damage from a variety of causes, but insurance agents say there's one critical thing you need to know about your basic home insurance."There is a gigantic misconception sometimes from people that your standard homeowners insurance covers flood. Absolutely not true." says StateFarm insurance agentFrank Spears.Flood insurance is its own separate policy which is paramount for those living in or moving to flood-pron...
  • UPDATED ON 6: Burke County Schools Back In Session Thursday

    UPDATED ON 6: Burke County Schools Back In Session Thursday

    Wednesday, March 18 2015 2:10 PM EDT2015-03-18 18:10:38 GMT
    Burke County Schools' logo graphicBurke County Schools' logo graphic
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Burke County students will head back to school Thursday morning after a broken water main was repaired Wednesday.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Burke County students will head back to school Thursday morning after a broken water main was repaired Wednesday.
  • Student Accused Of Bringing Knife On School Bus, Cutting 2 Students

    Student Accused Of Bringing Knife On School Bus, Cutting 2 Students

    Wednesday, March 18 2015 10:54 AM EDT2015-03-18 14:54:14 GMT
    School Bus and Handcuffs graphicSchool Bus and Handcuffs graphic
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a W.S. Hornsby K-8 School student will be charged after reportedly bringing a knife onto a school bus and cutting two other students.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a W.S. Hornsby K-8 School student will be charged after reportedly bringing a knife onto a school bus and cutting two other students.
  • Deputies Are On The Scene Of A Shooting At Super 8 Motel

    Deputies Are On The Scene Of A Shooting At Super 8 Motel

    Deputies Are On The Scene Of A Shooting At Super 8 Motel

    Wednesday, March 18 2015 9:53 AM EDT2015-03-18 13:53:43 GMT
    Richmond County deputies are on the scene of a shooting on Gordon Highway at the Super 8 Motel.
    Richmond County deputies are on the scene of a shooting on Gordon Highway at the Super 8 Motel.
  • School Bus Accident On Blue Ridge Drive

    School Bus Accident On Blue Ridge Drive

    Wednesday, March 18 2015 7:32 AM EDT2015-03-18 11:32:31 GMT
    School Bus Crash graphicSchool Bus Crash graphic
    There is an accident involving a school bus on Blue Ridge Drive and Bristol Road in Evans.
    There is an accident involving a school bus on Blue Ridge Drive and Bristol Road in Evans.
  • 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, March 18 2015 6:58 AM EDT2015-03-18 10:58:38 GMT
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Golden Apple: Sonya Strong

    Golden Apple: Sonya Strong

    Tuesday, March 17 2015 9:21 PM EDT2015-03-18 01:21:18 GMT
    This is accelerated math class where Sonya Strong's Thomson McDuffie Middle School students have been hand-picked to cover a lot of ground in a little time. "Based on their CRCT scores and teacher recommendations, they were chosen to complete the 8th, 9th, and half of the 10th grade in one year,” Mrs. Strong says. By the time they get to high school they are way ahead of the game. "They'll have a greater understanding of math and they'll be able to take the higher levels of math during 12th ...
    This is accelerated math class where Sonya Strong's Thomson McDuffie Middle School students have been hand-picked to cover a lot of ground in a little time. "Based on their CRCT scores and teacher recommendations, they were chosen to complete the 8th, 9th, and half of the 10th grade in one year,” Mrs. Strong says. By the time they get to high school they are way ahead of the game. "They'll have a greater understanding of math and they'll be able to take the higher levels of math during 12th ...
  • Election Results: Columbia County School Tax to Continue

    Election Results: Columbia County School Tax to Continue

    Tuesday, March 17 2015 9:07 PM EDT2015-03-18 01:07:06 GMT
    Columbia County voters want more money for schools. On Tuesday they voted to continue the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax or ESPLOST. It wasn't close. 75-percent of voters said YES. County leaders are hoping education sales tax funding keeps going because it will help improve and build schools.Some of the projects on the list include replacement of Grovetown and North Harlem Elementary and Harlem Middle School.New buses and technology improvements will also be funded by the ...
    Columbia County voters want more money for schools. On Tuesday they voted to continue the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax or ESPLOST. It wasn't close. 75-percent of voters said YES. County leaders are hoping education sales tax funding keeps going because it will help improve and build schools.Some of the projects on the list include replacement of Grovetown and North Harlem Elementary and Harlem Middle School.New buses and technology improvements will also be funded by the ...
  • Update: CSRA Celebrates St. Patrick's Day

    Update: CSRA Celebrates St. Patrick's Day

    Tuesday, March 17 2015 6:49 PM EDT2015-03-17 22:49:44 GMT
    Photo of a green fountain in downtown Augusta in front of the Miller TheatrePhoto of a green fountain in downtown Augusta in front of the Miller Theatre
    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory shows us how Augusta is celebrating St. Patrick's Day.
    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory shows us how Augusta is celebrating St. Patrick's Day.
  • PHOTOS: St. Patrick's Day in Savannah

    PHOTOS: St. Patrick's Day in Savannah

    Tuesday, March 17 2015 5:51 PM EDT2015-03-17 21:51:48 GMT
    The long-standing St. Patrick's Day Parade was held earlier Tuesday in Savannah! The event featured floats, bands and lots of spectators!
    The long-standing St. Patrick's Day Parade was held earlier Tuesday in Savannah! The event featured floats, bands and lots of spectators!
  • Flood Safety Preparedness Week: Staying Safe at Home and on the Road

    Flood Safety Preparedness Week: Staying Safe at Home and on the Road

    Tuesday, March 17 2015 5:32 PM EDT2015-03-17 21:32:44 GMT
    Augusta, GA -As we move closer towards the more active weather months across the CSRA, it's important to consider whether or not you are prepared to deal with flooding should it occur in your area. It's an issue emergency managers are tackling head on this week as part of Flood Safety Awareness Week.Flooding is one of the many products of severe weather that can cause loss of life and massive property damage. Etched into the side of the levee at the Augusta River Walk are reminders of some of...
    Augusta, GA -As we move closer towards the more active weather months across the CSRA, it's important to consider whether or not you are prepared to deal with flooding should it occur in your area. It's an issue emergency managers are tackling head on this week as part of Flood Safety Awareness Week.Flooding is one of the many products of severe weather that can cause loss of life and massive property damage. Etched into the side of the levee at the Augusta River Walk are reminders of some of...
  • Education Sales Tax Option on Columbia County Ballot

    Education Sales Tax Option on Columbia County Ballot

    Education Sales Tax Option on Columbia County Ballot

    Tuesday, March 17 2015 4:46 PM EDT2015-03-17 20:46:48 GMT
    People in Columbia County cast their ballots on Tuesday to decide whether to renew a one cent sales tax for education. Although the voter turnout is expected to be low, many are talking about the importance of putting money into Columbia County Schools. This vote would decide if the penny sales tax would be continued until 2019. County leaders are hoping education sales tax funding keeps going because it will help improve and build schools. With hundreds of students on the way, keeping up wit...
    People in Columbia County cast their ballots on Tuesday to decide whether to renew a one cent sales tax for education. Although the voter turnout is expected to be low, many are talking about the importance of putting money into Columbia County Schools. This vote would decide if the penny sales tax would be continued until 2019. County leaders are hoping education sales tax funding keeps going because it will help improve and build schools. With hundreds of students on the way, keeping up wit...
  • Tin Lizzy's Augusta Opening Soon

    Tin Lizzy's Augusta Opening Soon

    Tuesday, March 17 2015 12:50 PM EDT2015-03-17 16:50:04 GMT
    Tin Lizzy's Cantina Augusta, GA (Photo: Tin Lizzy's Facebook)Tin Lizzy's Cantina Augusta, GA (Photo: Tin Lizzy's Facebook)
    Yet another restaurant is coming to Augusta just in time for Master's Week.
    Yet another restaurant is coming to Augusta just in time for Master's Week.
  • One-On-One With Charles Walker

    One-On-One With Charles Walker

    Tuesday, March 17 2015 11:55 AM EDT2015-03-17 15:55:52 GMT
    He was one of the most powerful figures in Georgia politics for more than a decade. But that all changed in 2005 when a federal judge sentenced State Senator Charles Walker to 10-years in prison.
    He was one of the most powerful figures in Georgia politics for more than a decade. But that all changed in 2005 when a federal judge sentenced State Senator Charles Walker to 10-years in prison.
  • CONSUMER ALERT: Temporary Loss of Water Service Planned In Evans Tuesday

    CONSUMER ALERT: Temporary Loss of Water Service Planned In Evans Tuesday

    Tuesday, March 17 2015 9:02 AM EDT2015-03-17 13:02:37 GMT
    Graphic showing the area where a temporary loss of water is planned for Tuesday in Evans, GeorgiaGraphic showing the area where a temporary loss of water is planned for Tuesday in Evans, Georgia
    Columbia County officials tell us there will be a temporary loss of water to some residents along Washington Road in Evans on Tuesday.
    Columbia County officials tell us there will be a temporary loss of water to some residents along Washington Road in Evans on Tuesday.
  • Columbia County E-SPLOST Voting Opens

    Columbia County E-SPLOST Voting Opens

    Tuesday, March 17 2015 8:39 AM EDT2015-03-17 12:39:53 GMT
    Today is also election day in Columbia County where voters will decide where to continue a 1% education sales tax.
    Today is also election day in Columbia County where voters will decide where to continue a 1% education sales tax.
  • Richmond County District 7 Commissioner Election Day

    Richmond County District 7 Commissioner Election Day

    Tuesday, March 17 2015 8:16 AM EDT2015-03-17 12:16:17 GMT
    It is Election Day in District 7 in Augusta. Sonny Pittman and Sean Frantom are challenging Hap Harris who was appointed to the commission in September.
    It is Election Day in District 7 in Augusta. Sonny Pittman and Sean Frantom are challenging Hap Harris who was appointed to the commission in September.
  • 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, March 17 2015 7:05 AM EDT2015-03-17 11:05:55 GMT
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Augusta Commission Looks To Restrict "Dangerous" Drones

    Augusta Commission Looks To Restrict "Dangerous" Drones

    Monday, March 16 2015 6:49 PM EDT2015-03-16 22:49:38 GMT
    Photo of a "drone" at Hobby Town USA, in AugustaPhoto of a "drone" at Hobby Town USA, in Augusta
    With them growing in popularity, Augusta Commissioners rush to approve new restrictions on the use of remote-controlled aircraft know to some as "drones". WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    With them growing in popularity, Augusta Commissioners rush to approve new restrictions on the use of remote-controlled aircraft know to some as "drones". WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Low Voter Turnout Expected For District 7 Augusta Commission Election

    Low Voter Turnout Expected For District 7 Augusta Commission Election

    Monday, March 16 2015 6:25 PM EDT2015-03-16 22:25:10 GMT
    Photo of a "Vote Here" sign.Photo of a "Vote Here" sign.
    St Patrick's Day might be a reason why thousands of voters in the Augusta Commission's District 7 are expected not to go to the polls to cast ballots in the Tuesday's special election.
    St Patrick's Day might be a reason why thousands of voters in the Augusta Commission's District 7 are expected not to go to the polls to cast ballots in the Tuesday's special election.
  • 118,000-square-foot facility could house up to 700 workers within five years to serve both government and commercial clients

    Unisys Selects Augusta's Discovery Plaza for New U.S. Client Service Center

    Unisys Selects Augusta's Discovery Plaza for New U.S. Client Service Center

    Monday, March 16 2015 5:36 PM EDT2015-03-16 21:36:44 GMT
    Unisys logo graphicUnisys logo graphic
    Unisys has announced that it will locate its newest client service center in Augusta.
    Unisys has announced that it will locate its newest client service center in Augusta.
  • Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center To Host Town Hall Meeting

    Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center To Host Town Hall Meeting

    Monday, March 16 2015 4:37 PM EDT2015-03-16 20:37:44 GMT
    Photo of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, in downtown Augusta, GeorgiaPhoto of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, in downtown Augusta, Georgia
    A town hall meeting will be hosted by the The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center (CNVAMC) on Monday, March 23rd.
    A town hall meeting will be hosted by the The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center (CNVAMC) on Monday, March 23rd.
  • Patrols, Trash Plan in Place for St. Patrick's Day In Augusta

    Patrols, Trash Plan in Place for St. Patrick's Day In Augusta

    Monday, March 16 2015 4:30 PM EDT2015-03-16 20:30:02 GMT

    Downtown Augusta is green with excitement ahead of St. Patrick's Day

    Downtown Augusta is green with excitement ahead of St. Patrick's Day

  • UPDATED ON 6: 2 People Injured In Apartment Fire On West Richmond Hill Road

    UPDATED ON 6: 2 People Injured In Apartment Fire On West Richmond Hill Road

    Monday, March 16 2015 4:19 PM EDT2015-03-16 20:19:09 GMT
    We have the latest information on a Monday morning fire at Cedar Grove Apartments, on West Richmond Hill Road, in Augusta.
    We have the latest information on a Monday morning fire at Cedar Grove Apartments, on West Richmond Hill Road, in Augusta.
  • CONSUMER ALERT: New Shopping Center, Walmart Store Headed To Hephzibah

    CONSUMER ALERT: New Shopping Center, Walmart Store Headed To Hephzibah

    Monday, March 16 2015 4:06 PM EDT2015-03-16 20:06:14 GMT
    A graphic representing the proposed new shopping center in Hephzibah (Credit: Bright-Meyers Windsor Springs, LLC)A graphic representing the proposed new shopping center in Hephzibah (Credit: Bright-Meyers Windsor Springs, LLC)
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that a new shopping center, that will feature a Walmart Neighborhood Market store, will be built in Hephzibah.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that a new shopping center, that will feature a Walmart Neighborhood Market store, will be built in Hephzibah.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Arrest Made in Leland Drive Murder

    UPDATED ON 6: Arrest Made in Leland Drive Murder

    Monday, March 16 2015 3:43 PM EDT2015-03-16 19:43:04 GMT
    Mug shot of John Dickey O'Bryant, who is charged in a weekend murder on Leland Drive, in AugustaMug shot of John Dickey O'Bryant, who is charged in a weekend murder on Leland Drive, in Augusta
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned there has been an arrest in connection to a weekend murder in Augusta.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned there has been an arrest in connection to a weekend murder in Augusta.
  • BREAKING ON 6: I-20 Eastbound Traffic Shut Down

    BREAKING ON 6: I-20 Eastbound Traffic Shut Down

    Monday, March 16 2015 2:15 PM EDT2015-03-16 18:15:02 GMT
    Photo from the scene of a Monday afternoon crash on I-20 in Columbia County near mile marker 187 eastboundPhoto from the scene of a Monday afternoon crash on I-20 in Columbia County near mile marker 187 eastbound
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that a multi-vehicle crash on I-20 eastbound in Columbia County has slowed traffic to a crawl.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that a multi-vehicle crash on I-20 eastbound in Columbia County has slowed traffic to a crawl.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Crashes Slow Morning Traffic On I-20

    UPDATED ON 6: Crashes Slow Morning Traffic On I-20

    Monday, March 16 2015 12:43 PM EDT2015-03-16 16:43:59 GMT
    Photo from a Monday morning crash on I-20 in Columbia County near mile marker 192Photo from a Monday morning crash on I-20 in Columbia County near mile marker 192
    Traffic is still moving slowly on Interstate 20 in Columbia County after an accident shortly before 8:00 Monday morning.
    Traffic is still moving slowly on Interstate 20 in Columbia County after an accident shortly before 8:00 Monday morning.
  • UPDATE: Medical Marijuana Bill Closer To Becoming A Law

    UPDATE: Medical Marijuana Bill Closer To Becoming A Law

    Monday, March 16 2015 12:24 PM EDT2015-03-16 16:24:42 GMT
    Medical Marijuana GraphicMedical Marijuana Graphic
    A medical marijuana bill is one step closer to becoming a law in the peach state.
    A medical marijuana bill is one step closer to becoming a law in the peach state.
  • Assembly Tech To Host Job Fair

    Assembly Tech To Host Job Fair

    Monday, March 16 2015 12:10 PM EDT2015-03-16 16:10:06 GMT
    Job Fair graphicJob Fair graphic
    If your in the market for a new job get those resumes ready.
    If your in the market for a new job get those resumes ready.
  • Road Work On Wrightsboro Road Continues

    Road Work On Wrightsboro Road Continues

    Monday, March 16 2015 12:02 PM EDT2015-03-16 16:02:16 GMT
    Road work graphicRoad work graphic
    Roadwork will continue this week on Wrightsboro Road.
    Roadwork will continue this week on Wrightsboro Road.
  • GSP Releases Results of Donnie Smith Investigation

    GSP Releases Results of Donnie Smith Investigation

    Monday, March 16 2015 12:02 PM EDT2015-03-16 16:02:01 GMT
    Photo of Donnie Smith, from when he worked for the Georgia State PatrolPhoto of Donnie Smith, from when he worked for the Georgia State Patrol
    The Georgia State Patrol released the results of its investigation Monday into former GSP Lieutenant and Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith.
    The Georgia State Patrol released the results of its investigation Monday into former GSP Lieutenant and Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith.
  • Georgia State Patrol Employee Suspended

    Georgia State Patrol Employee Suspended

    Monday, March 16 2015 11:59 AM EDT2015-03-16 15:59:25 GMT
    Georgia State Patrol logo graphicGeorgia State Patrol logo graphic
    The woman at the center at the Donnie Smith investigation is off the job at the Georgia State Patrol.
    The woman at the center at the Donnie Smith investigation is off the job at the Georgia State Patrol.
  • Grovetown Public Safety Adds New K9 Narcotics Team

    Grovetown Public Safety Adds New K9 Narcotics Team

    Monday, March 16 2015 9:03 AM EDT2015-03-16 13:03:54 GMT
    RoscoeRoscoe
    The Grovetown Department of Public Safety is trying to sniff out illegal drugs.
    The Grovetown Department of Public Safety is trying to sniff out illegal drugs.
  • Flood Safety Preparedness Week Kicks Off Today

    Flood Safety Preparedness Week Kicks Off Today

    Monday, March 16 2015 7:52 AM EDT2015-03-16 11:52:33 GMT
    Flood Safety Preparedness Week kicks off today in Georgia.
    Flood Safety Preparedness Week kicks off today in Georgia.
  • 1 Person Dead After Motorcycle Accident

    1 Person Dead After Motorcycle Accident

    Monday, March 16 2015 7:17 AM EDT2015-03-16 11:17:53 GMT
    One person is dead after a motorcycle accident on Peach Orchard Road Sunday afternoon.
    One person is dead after a motorcycle accident on Peach Orchard Road Sunday afternoon.
  • 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, March 16 2015 7:01 AM EDT2015-03-16 11:01:17 GMT
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Murder Victim's Family Says Suspect Has Dementia

    Murder Victim's Family Says Suspect Has Dementia

    Sunday, March 15 2015 10:42 PM EDT2015-03-16 02:42:16 GMT
    An Augusta family is mourning the loss of their father after a shooting Saturday afternoon. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
    An Augusta family is mourning the loss of their father after a shooting Saturday afternoon. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
  • Runners Raise $6,000 for Fort Gordon Families

    Runners Raise $6,000 for Fort Gordon Families

    Sunday, March 15 2015 8:18 PM EDT2015-03-16 00:18:25 GMT
    The third annual relay run for fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion and the post's Fisher House came to an end today.
    The third annual relay run for fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion and the post's Fisher House came to an end today.
  • Church Vandalized with Vulgar Messages

    Church Vandalized with Vulgar Messages

    Church Vandalized with Vulgar Messages

    Sunday, March 15 2015 6:59 PM EDT2015-03-15 22:59:05 GMT
    A local pastor is still looking for answers to who vandalized his church. Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, located in Washington County, Georgia, was broken-into sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. The congregation was alerted during Sunday morning's service about what happened. Pastor Marlon Lastinger gave out a bulletin detailing how the vandals broke-in and the vulgar messages they left behind. Lastinger said with the help of people in the community, almost everything has ...
    A local pastor is still looking for answers to who vandalized his church. Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, located in Washington County, Georgia, was broken-into sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. The congregation was alerted during Sunday morning's service about what happened. Pastor Marlon Lastinger gave out a bulletin detailing how the vandals broke-in and the vulgar messages they left behind. Lastinger said with the help of people in the community, almost everything has ...
  • Sober Driving Campaign Ahead of St. Patrick's Day

    Sober Driving Campaign Ahead of St. Patrick's Day

    Sunday, March 15 2015 10:43 AM EDT2015-03-15 14:43:21 GMT
    Alcohol Beer Liquor graphicAlcohol Beer Liquor graphic
    The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is urging Georgians to plan ahead if their St. Patrick's Day plans include alcohol.
    The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is urging Georgians to plan ahead if their St. Patrick's Day plans include alcohol.
  • 1 On 1: Helping Victims of Human Trafficking

    1 On 1: Helping Victims of Human Trafficking

    Sunday, March 15 2015 9:08 AM EDT2015-03-15 13:08:41 GMT
    Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the United States and Georgia is a major hub for the crime. The group, I-CARE is working to help victims of human trafficking by raising money with a 5k and fun run
    Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the United States and Georgia is a major hub for the crime. The group, I-CARE is working to help victims of human trafficking by raising money with a 5k and fun run
  • Update: Suspect Charged with Murder in Augusta Shooting

    Update: Suspect Charged with Murder in Augusta Shooting

    Sunday, March 15 2015 8:54 AM EDT2015-03-15 12:54:17 GMT
    Richmond County deputies are on the scene of a shooting on Leland Drive in Augusta.
    Richmond County deputies are on the scene of a shooting on Leland Drive in Augusta.
  • GMA Sunday Headlines: March 15, 2015

    GMA Sunday Headlines: March 15, 2015

    Sunday, March 15 2015 8:22 AM EDT2015-03-15 12:22:40 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.
  • Neighbors React to the Deadly Shooting on Leland Dr.

    Neighbors React to the Deadly Shooting on Leland Dr.

    Saturday, March 14 2015 10:33 PM EDT2015-03-15 02:33:47 GMT

    Neighbors say Leland Drive is usually a safe place.

    Neighbors say Leland Drive is usually a safe place.

  • GMA Saturday Headlines: March 14, 2015

    GMA Saturday Headlines: March 14, 2015

    Saturday, March 14 2015 8:29 AM EDT2015-03-14 12:29:19 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Parents Find Slavery Lesson Offensive

    Parents Find Slavery Lesson Offensive

    Friday, March 13 2015 8:31 PM EDT2015-03-14 00:31:19 GMT
    A school assignment on slavery is not sitting well with some parents in Johns Creek, Georgia.They say the lesson is offensive.Mike Petchenik has a look at the homework assignment that has parents shaking their heads.
    A school assignment on slavery is not sitting well with some parents in Johns Creek, Georgia.They say the lesson is offensive.Mike Petchenik has a look at the homework assignment that has parents shaking their heads.
  • Man Charged with Animal Cruelty Starts a Business Renting Bulls

    Man Charged with Animal Cruelty Starts a Business Renting Bulls

    Friday, March 13 2015 6:43 PM EDT2015-03-13 22:43:29 GMT
    Stephan Matthew Crooms.Stephan Matthew Crooms.

    The Burke County man accused of starving and killing 6 dogs, has started a business renting bulls to rodeos. He has pled not guilty to 7 felony charges of animal cruelty.

    The Burke County man accused of starving and killing 6 dogs, has started a business renting bulls to rodeos. He has pled not guilty to 7 felony charges of animal cruelty.

  • BREAKING ON 6: Car Overturns Near Waynesboro

    BREAKING ON 6: Car Overturns Near Waynesboro

    Friday, March 13 2015 6:10 PM EDT2015-03-13 22:10:57 GMT
    Photo from the scene of a crash near Waynesboro, GeorgiaPhoto from the scene of a crash near Waynesboro, Georgia
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned there has been a crash involving a car being overturned near Waynesboro.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned there has been a crash involving a car being overturned near Waynesboro.
  • WJBF Investigates: Allegations that Bird Rescue Used Money to Buy Personal Items

    WJBF Investigates: Allegations that Bird Rescue Used Money to Buy Personal Items

    Friday, March 13 2015 6:04 PM EDT2015-03-13 22:04:43 GMT
    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is investigating a local bird rescue after allegations that the owner is using donated money to buy personal items.
    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is investigating a local bird rescue after allegations that the owner is using donated money to buy personal items.
  • UPDATE: Suspect Denied Bond In Rheney Drive Murder

    UPDATE: Suspect Denied Bond In Rheney Drive Murder

    Friday, March 13 2015 5:13 PM EDT2015-03-13 21:13:45 GMT
    Richard Outz is scheduled in court this Friday for a bond hearing.He is charged with killing 75-year-old Bobby Shue.
    Richard Outz is scheduled in court this Friday for a bond hearing.He is charged with killing 75-year-old Bobby Shue.
  • Fazoli's Restaurant Coming To Augusta

    Fazoli's Restaurant Coming To Augusta

    Friday, March 13 2015 5:03 PM EDT2015-03-13 21:03:43 GMT
    Fazoli's logo graphicFazoli's logo graphic
    According to a release posted to the website of the parent company of Fazoli's, a new restaurant is heading to Augusta.
    According to a release posted to the website of the parent company of Fazoli's, a new restaurant is heading to Augusta.
  • Georgia Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill After Long Debate

    Georgia Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill After Long Debate

    Friday, March 13 2015 4:37 PM EDT2015-03-13 20:37:19 GMT
    Photo of a bottle of medical marijuana (cannabis oil)Photo of a bottle of medical marijuana (cannabis oil)
    The Georgia Senate has passed a medical marijuana bill that establishes a five-year study involving people under 18 with seizure disorders.
    The Georgia Senate has passed a medical marijuana bill that establishes a five-year study involving people under 18 with seizure disorders.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Burke County Man Accused Of Animal Cruelty Appears In Court

    UPDATED ON 6: Burke County Man Accused Of Animal Cruelty Appears In Court

    Friday, March 13 2015 4:16 PM EDT2015-03-13 20:16:07 GMT
    Mug shot of Stephan Matthew Crooms, who is facing several animal cruelty charges in Burke CountyMug shot of Stephan Matthew Crooms, who is facing several animal cruelty charges in Burke County
    A Burke County man facing several charges of cruelty to animals appeared in court in Burke County Friday afternoon.
    A Burke County man facing several charges of cruelty to animals appeared in court in Burke County Friday afternoon.
  • "Out There...Somewhere": Grovetown Doesn't Count Dog Census

    "Out There...Somewhere": Grovetown Doesn't Count Dog Census

    Friday, March 13 2015 3:45 PM EDT2015-03-13 19:45:41 GMT
    Photo of Rick Pennington's dog, PreciousPhoto of Rick Pennington's dog, Precious
    A census is something required by the U.S. Constitution, but in Grovetown, a count of the city canines has gone to the dogs "Out There...Somewhere" with WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola.
    A census is something required by the U.S. Constitution, but in Grovetown, a count of the city canines has gone to the dogs "Out There...Somewhere" with WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Suspected Paine College Shooter No Show To Court

    UPDATED ON 6: Suspected Paine College Shooter No Show To Court

    Friday, March 13 2015 12:26 PM EDT2015-03-13 16:26:05 GMT
    The man accused of opening fire on the campus of Paine College scheduled to appear in Court this Friday.
    The man accused of opening fire on the campus of Paine College was scheduled to appear in a Richmond County courtroom Friday morning, but did not show up.
  • Georgia House Approves 'Cyberbullying' Law

    Georgia House Approves 'Cyberbullying' Law

    Friday, March 13 2015 12:14 PM EDT2015-03-13 16:14:57 GMT
    Across Georgia graphicAcross Georgia graphic
    The Georgia House has approved a bill adding threats made on computers or other electronic devices to the state's bullying law.
    The Georgia House has approved a bill adding threats made on computers or other electronic devices to the state's bullying law.
  • 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, March 13 2015 7:05 AM EDT2015-03-13 11:05:03 GMT
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • According to Boshear Skyfest Facebook Page

    Boshears Skyfest

    Boshears Skyfest

    Thursday, March 12 2015 8:56 PM EDT2015-03-13 00:56:05 GMT

    According to the 'Boshears Skyfest' Facebook page, the spring show scheduled for May 16th & 17th has been canceled.


    According to the 'Boshears Skyfest' Facebook page, the spring show scheduled for May 16th & 17th has been canceled.




  • WJBF Investigates: Animal Activists Have Concerns About Bird Rescue

    WJBF Investigates: Animal Activists Have Concerns About Bird Rescue

    Thursday, March 12 2015 6:10 PM EDT2015-03-12 22:10:39 GMT
    Photo of a bird taken at Feathered Friends ForeverPhoto of a bird taken at Feathered Friends Forever
    Some local animal rights activists are asking questions about a bird rescue in Columbia County. WJBF News Channel 6's Mike Miller explains.
    Some local animal rights activists are asking questions about a bird rescue in Columbia County. News Channel 6's Mike Miller explains.
  • Results Of Richmond County Sheriff's Office Citizens Survey Released

    Results Of Richmond County Sheriff's Office Citizens Survey Released

    Thursday, March 12 2015 6:00 PM EDT2015-03-12 22:00:16 GMT
    Richmond County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) New LogoRichmond County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) New Logo
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has released the results of their first ever citizen satisfaction survey, and some of the results may surprise you.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has released the results of their first ever citizen satisfaction survey, and some of the results may surprise you.
  • CSRA's Unemployment Rate Rises To 7.4 Percent In January

    CSRA's Unemployment Rate Rises To 7.4 Percent In January

    Thursday, March 12 2015 5:53 PM EDT2015-03-12 21:53:15 GMT
    Unemployment Rate Up graphicUnemployment Rate Up graphic
    Thursday, the Georgia Department of Labor announced that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) in January was 7.4 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 7.0 percent in December. The rate in January 2014 was 8.4 percent.
    Thursday, the Georgia Department of Labor announced that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) in January was 7.4 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 7.0 percent in December. The rate in January 2014 was 8.4 percent.
  • Metro Augusta's Unemployment Rate Rose To 6.9 Percent In January

    Metro Augusta's Unemployment Rate Rose To 6.9 Percent In January

    Thursday, March 12 2015 5:36 PM EDT2015-03-12 21:36:24 GMT
    Unemployment Rate Up graphicUnemployment Rate Up graphic
    Thursday, the Georgia Department of Labor announced that Metro Augusta's unemployment rate for January was 6.9 percent, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 6.6 percent in December. The rate in January 2014 was 7.5 percent.
    Thursday, the Georgia Department of Labor announced that Metro Augusta's unemployment rate for January was 6.9 percent, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 6.6 percent in December. The rate in January 2014 was 7.5 percent.
  • Bus Riders Don't Want City Back In Driver's Seat At Augusta Public Transit

    Bus Riders Don't Want City Back In Driver's Seat At Augusta Public Transit

    Thursday, March 12 2015 4:58 PM EDT2015-03-12 20:58:51 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Public Transit busesPhoto of Augusta Public Transit buses
    An Augusta Commissioner is proposing the city get rid of the private company running the bus system and put the city back in charge, but riders don't want to get back to the bad old days. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    An Augusta Commissioner is proposing the city get rid of the private company running the bus system and put the city back in charge, but riders don't want to get back to the bad old days. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Congressmen Westmoreland and Hice to Visit Georgia Regents University

    Congressmen Westmoreland and Hice to Visit Georgia Regents University

    Thursday, March 12 2015 4:38 PM EDT2015-03-12 20:38:28 GMT
    Georgia Regents University GRU Logo graphicGeorgia Regents University GRU Logo graphic
    U.S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland (R-Georgia) will visit the Georgia Regents University campus Friday, March 13th to learn about the university's work on a cyber security curriculum.
    U.S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland (R-Georgia) will visit the Georgia Regents University campus Friday, March 13th to learn about the university's work on a cyber security curriculum.
  • Georgia Lawmakers Rush To Meet 30th Day Deadline For Bills

    Georgia Lawmakers Rush To Meet 30th Day Deadline For Bills

    Georgia Statehouse graphicGeorgia Statehouse graphic
    Georgia lawmakers on Wednesday passed dozens of bills, rushing to meet a key deadline to keep legislation alive for the remainder of the 40-day session.
    Georgia lawmakers on Wednesday passed dozens of bills, rushing to meet a key deadline to keep legislation alive for the remainder of the 40-day session.
  • Retired Evans High School Teacher Arrested After Reported Drunken Assault On Deputies, EMT's

    Retired Evans High School Teacher Arrested After Reported Drunken Assault On Deputies, EMT's

    Thursday, March 12 2015 2:35 PM EDT2015-03-12 18:35:52 GMT
    Mug shot of Rick Lewman Mahaffie (Credit: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Rick Lewman Mahaffie (Credit: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a retired teacher from Evans High School was arrested this past weekend for public drunkenness and for reportedly attacking emergency workers.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a retired teacher from Evans High School was arrested this past weekend for public drunkenness and for reportedly attacking emergency workers.
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