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  • Former Coroner Pleads Guilty to Stealing from the Dead

    Former Coroner Pleads Guilty to Stealing from the Dead

    Thursday, May 28 2015 11:03 AM EDT2015-05-28 15:03:21 GMT
    Former Richmond County Coroner, Grover Tuten pled guilty Wednesday to the federal charge of unauthorized use of an access device. Tuten admitted he used a deceased persons ATM card in September 2012.
    Former Richmond County Coroner, Grover Tuten pled guilty Wednesday to the federal charge of unauthorized use of an access device. Tuten admitted he used a deceased persons ATM card in September 2012.
  • News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press

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

    Officials say a man convicted of shooting of a Cobb police officer has been found dead while in custody at the Georgia State Prison in Reidsville.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Thursday, May 28 2015 7:00 AM EDT2015-05-28 11:00:47 GMT
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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Augusta Man Pleads Guilty To Attempting To Provide Material Support To Terrorists

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

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

    Screven County Teen Dies In Rollover Accident

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

    Richmond County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Serves Suspension

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

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

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

    Eye In The Sky Increases Thousands Of Richmond County Property Values

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

    Augusta To Study Fort Gordon Bus Route To Keep It Rolling

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

    Augusta Commissioners Want Something Done At Regency Mall

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

    New Speed Signs Help Deputies Track Problem Areas

    New Speed Signs Help Deputies Track Problem Areas

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

    Arrest Made In 2002 Emanuel County Murder

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

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Storm Water Utility Fee Set For Final Vote Next Week

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

    Augusta Commissioners Want Another Look At Fort Gordon Bus Route

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


  • Augusta Man Accused Of Hitting Woman With A Hammer

    Augusta Man Accused Of Hitting Woman With A Hammer

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 5:19 PM EDT2015-05-26 21:19:23 GMT
    Mug shot of 57-year-old Michael Edward Anderson (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of 57-year-old Michael Edward Anderson (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    An Augusta man is in jail after being charged with hitting a woman with a hammer.
    An Augusta man is in jail after being charged with hitting a woman with a hammer.
  • Crews Continuing Search For Missing Man On Thurmond Lake

    Crews Continuing Search For Missing Man On Thurmond Lake

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 5:03 PM EDT2015-05-26 21:03:30 GMT
    Photo of Christopher Lee HarperPhoto of Christopher Lee Harper
    Crews continue the search for a man who went missing in J. Strom Thurmond Lake after falling off a water craft.
    Crews continue the search for a man who went missing in J. Strom Thurmond Lake after falling off a water craft.
  • Two CSRA Students Appearing In The 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee

    Two CSRA Students Appearing In The 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 4:35 PM EDT2015-05-26 20:35:20 GMT
    Photo of Meagan Olivia White and Charles Sirui Li (Courtesy: Scripps National Spelling Bee)Photo of Meagan Olivia White and Charles Sirui Li (Courtesy: Scripps National Spelling Bee)
    Two students from CSRA schools are making appearances in the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
    Two students from CSRA schools are making appearances in the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
  • Staying Safe When Lightning Strikes

    Staying Safe When Lightning Strikes

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

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Rebecca Erryn Moon Foundation

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

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Angie Moon Interview

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

    Your Hometown Grovetown: CSRA Mustang Club

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

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Grovetown Development

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

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Grovetown Residential Growth

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

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Vision 2035

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

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Frank Neal Interview

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

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Don Blackstock Interview

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

    PHOTOS: Your Hometown: Grovetown

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

    Storm Water Utility Fee Goes Back Before Augusta Commissioners

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

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

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

    Historic Augusta Building Demolition Costs Questioned

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

    Future Of Fort Gordon Bus Route Goes Before Commissioners

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 9:05 AM EDT2015-05-26 13:05:33 GMT
    Photo of riders about to board an Augusta Public Transit Department busPhoto of riders about to board an Augusta Public Transit Department bus
    After the Memorial Day holiday, Augusta Commissioners go back to work with what could be the beginning of the end of the Fort Gordon bus route.
    After the Memorial Day holiday, Augusta Commissioners go back to work with what could be the beginning of the end of the Fort Gordon bus route.
  • 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, May 26 2015 7:05 AM EDT2015-05-26 11:05:16 GMT
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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • PHOTOS: Gateway Southern Stampede National Mustang Show

    PHOTOS: Gateway Southern Stampede National Mustang Show

    Monday, May 25 2015 4:00 PM EDT2015-05-25 20:00:19 GMT
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    Click to view a photo gallery of photos taken this past weekend at  the Gateway Southern Stampede National Mustang Show in Grovetown, Georgia.
    Click to view a photo gallery of photos taken this past weekend at  the Gateway Southern Stampede National Mustang Show in Grovetown, Georgia.
  • Augusta Remembers Fallen Soldiers Over More Than 200 Years

    Augusta Remembers Fallen Soldiers Over More Than 200 Years

    Augusta Remembers Fallen Soldiers Over More Than 200 Years

    Monday, May 25 2015 3:05 PM EDT2015-05-25 19:05:49 GMT
    The men and women who sacrificed their lives from freedom in the United States were remembered across the country on Monday, including Augusta. City leaders, military leaders and soldiers, family and friends of fallen soldiers all met at the All Wars Monument on Broad Street in Downtown Augusta. At the ceremony, many talked about the soldiers lost more than two-hundred years ago at the start of our country. Veteran and support organizations were recognized in addition to those who made the ul...
    The men and women who sacrificed their lives from freedom in the United States were remembered across the country on Monday, including Augusta. City leaders, military leaders and soldiers, family and friends of fallen soldiers all met at the All Wars Monument on Broad Street in Downtown Augusta. At the ceremony, many talked about the soldiers lost more than two-hundred years ago at the start of our country. Veteran and support organizations were recognized in addition to those who made the ul...
  • Georgia post to give Vietnam vets homecoming they never had

    Georgia post to give Vietnam vets homecoming they never had

    A Georgia Army post is planning to give Vietnam veterans a homecoming celebration like they never saw during the war decades ago.
    A Georgia Army post is planning to give Vietnam veterans a homecoming celebration like they never saw during the war decades ago.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Monday, May 25 2015 7:06 AM EDT2015-05-25 11:06:27 GMT
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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Traffic Related Deaths on the Rise

    Traffic Related Deaths on the Rise

    Sunday, May 24 2015 10:37 PM EDT2015-05-25 02:37:53 GMT
    Law enforcement in Georgia and South Carolina is urging drivers to stay safe on the road. The number of traffic fatalities in both states are up tremendously from 2014.
    Law enforcement in Georgia and South Carolina is urging drivers to stay safe on the road. The number of traffic fatalities in both states are up tremendously from 2014.
  • Art The Box

    Art The Box

    Sunday, May 24 2015 10:35 PM EDT2015-05-25 02:35:13 GMT
    The Greater Augusta Arts Council started the Art The Box project initiative to inspire pride among Augusta. Twenty local artists were selected to paint 23 traffic boxes around the city. 
    The Greater Augusta Arts Council started the Art The Box project initiative to inspire pride among Augusta. Twenty local artists were selected to paint 23 traffic boxes around the city. 
  • Candlelight Jazz Concert Series

    Candlelight Jazz Concert Series

    Sunday, May 24 2015 10:07 PM EDT2015-05-25 02:07:54 GMT
    The Candlelight Jazz Concert Series will be held every week on Sunday's through Labor Day, September 2 2015.
    The Candlelight Jazz Concert Series will be held every week on Sunday's through Labor Day, September 2 2015.
  • Update: Cause of Death Released for Body Found in a field in November

    Update: Cause of Death Released for Body Found in a field in November

    Sunday, May 24 2015 7:20 PM EDT2015-05-24 23:20:31 GMT
    The cause of death has been released for a man who died in early November. Troy Whitson Shiflett was found in a field in Richmond County.
    The cause of death has been released for a man who died in early November. Troy Whitson Shiflett was found in a field in Richmond County.
  • Last Holiday Weekend that Fireworks Sales are Illegal in Georgia

    Last Holiday Weekend that Fireworks Sales are Illegal in Georgia

    Last Holiday Weekend that Fireworks Sales are Illegal in Georgia

    Sunday, May 24 2015 6:43 PM EDT2015-05-24 22:43:29 GMT
    A bill that Governor Nathan Deal signed into law this year will soon allow the sale and regulation of fireworks. Lawmakers say it will be a boom to Georgia's economy and to the fun people can have in their backyards. This will be the last holiday weekend people will have to leave the Peach State to buy them. There's a lot of excitement around the July 4th holiday weekend this year because the bill will go in effect on July 1st. Businesses and buyers are looking forward to more convenience and...
    A bill that Governor Nathan Deal signed into law this year will soon allow the sale and regulation of fireworks. Lawmakers say it will be a boom to Georgia's economy and to the fun people can have in their backyards. This will be the last holiday weekend people will have to leave the Peach State to buy them. There's a lot of excitement around the July 4th holiday weekend this year because the bill will go in effect on July 1st. Businesses and buyers are looking forward to more convenience and...
  • Augusta Man Dies After Car Hits Pole on Clark Road

    Augusta Man Dies After Car Hits Pole on Clark Road

    Sunday, May 24 2015 3:32 PM EDT2015-05-24 19:32:00 GMT
    One person is dead after a car wreck in Richmond County. .
    One person is dead after a car wreck in Richmond County. .
  • Man Arrested in Police Chase, Auto Theft

    Man Arrested in Police Chase, Auto Theft

    Sunday, May 24 2015 10:53 AM EDT2015-05-24 14:53:36 GMT
    A man who led Richmond County deputies on a chase is in jail.
    A man who led Richmond County deputies on a chase is in jail.
  • GMA Sunday Headlines: May 24, 2015

    GMA Sunday Headlines: May 24, 2015

    Sunday, May 24 2015 8:52 AM EDT2015-05-24 12:52:38 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.
  • Grovetown Man Dies in Kentucky Plane Crash

    Grovetown Man Dies in Kentucky Plane Crash

    Saturday, May 23 2015 10:41 PM EDT2015-05-24 02:41:40 GMT
    A Grovetown, Georgia man is dead after his plane crashed in Kentucky on Thursday night.
    A Grovetown, Georgia man is dead after his plane crashed in Kentucky on Thursday night.
  • Hundreds of High School Students Graduate from Columbia County Schools

    Hundreds of High School Students Graduate from Columbia County Schools

    Hundreds of High School Students Graduate from Columbia County Schools

    Saturday, May 23 2015 5:41 PM EDT2015-05-23 21:41:53 GMT
    This weekend hundreds of Columbia County seniors graduated high school. Four graduation ceremonies took place on Saturday at the James Brown Arena. Harlem High School had their graduation last night. Capturing a priceless moment: the conclusion of more than a decade of dedication to school. "Bittersweet, kind of emotional, ready for him to start that second chapter of his life, but kind of nervous," said Linda Rickerson. This isn't the first time Rickerson has been cheering from the audience ...
    This weekend hundreds of Columbia County seniors graduated high school. Four graduation ceremonies took place on Saturday at the James Brown Arena. Harlem High School had their graduation last night. Capturing a priceless moment: the conclusion of more than a decade of dedication to school. "Bittersweet, kind of emotional, ready for him to start that second chapter of his life, but kind of nervous," said Linda Rickerson. This isn't the first time Rickerson has been cheering from the audience ...
  • Suspect in Custody for 2012 Murder

    Suspect in Custody for 2012 Murder

    Saturday, May 23 2015 9:24 AM EDT2015-05-23 13:24:11 GMT
    A murder suspect is in jail after being on the run for nearly three years.
    A murder suspect is in jail after being on the run for nearly three years.
  • Fiery Crash Injures 4

    Fiery Crash Injures 4

    Saturday, May 23 2015 9:02 AM EDT2015-05-23 13:02:31 GMT
    Investigators are looking into a crash that caused a car to catch on fire.   
    Investigators are looking into a crash that caused a car to catch on fire.   
  • GMA Saturday Headlines: May 23, 2015

    GMA Saturday Headlines: May 23, 2015

    Saturday, May 23 2015 8:22 AM EDT2015-05-23 12:22:22 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.
  • "Out There...Somewhere": 'Stangs Don't Cause Burk Or Cascade

    "Out There...Somewhere": 'Stangs Don't Cause Burk Or Cascade

    Friday, May 22 2015 10:05 PM EDT2015-05-23 02:05:12 GMT
    Photo of a classic Ford Mustang taken at the Gateway Southern Stampede National Show being held May 22nd-24th in Grovetown, GeorgiaPhoto of a classic Ford Mustang taken at the Gateway Southern Stampede National Show being held May 22nd-24th in Grovetown, Georgia
    If you're wanting to join in with the Mustang crowd at the Gateway Southern Stampede in Grovetown, there are a few things you'll need. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola tells us "Out There...Somewhere".
    If you're wanting to join in with the Mustang crowd at the Gateway Southern Stampede in Grovetown, there are a few things you'll need. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola tells us "Out There...Somewhere".
  • New Revisions to Augusta Animal Ordinance

    New Revisions to Augusta Animal Ordinance

    New Revisions to Augusta Animal Ordinance

    Friday, May 22 2015 5:17 PM EDT2015-05-22 21:17:33 GMT
    An Augusta Subcommittee made new revisions to an animal ordinance that would require pet owners to pay a fee. Part of the ordinance states owners with animals that are not spayed and neutered will have to pay a $100 fee every year. For those who have their pets fixed, it will only be a one-time $10 fee. On Thursday, the ordinance subcommittee voted for this fee to also apply to performance and show dogs. "Jacks is like a family member to us, I've had him since he was a puppy and I wouldn't g...
    An Augusta Subcommittee made new revisions to an animal ordinance that would require pet owners to pay a fee. Part of the ordinance states owners with animals that are not spayed and neutered will have to pay a $100 fee every year. For those who have their pets fixed, it will only be a one-time $10 fee. On Thursday, the ordinance subcommittee voted for this fee to also apply to performance and show dogs. "Jacks is like a family member to us, I've had him since he was a puppy and I wouldn't g...
  • PHOTOS: CSRA Junior ROTC Students Place American Flags On Veterans' Graves

    PHOTOS: CSRA Junior ROTC Students Place American Flags On Veterans' Graves

    Friday, May 22 2015 4:45 PM EDT2015-05-22 20:45:10 GMT
    Photo taken at Westover Memorial Park Friday in Augusta, Georgia as Junior ROTC students placed American flags on veterans' graves.Photo taken at Westover Memorial Park Friday in Augusta, Georgia as Junior ROTC students placed American flags on veterans' graves.
    A group of Junior ROTC members spent Friday morning placing American flags on the gravestones of veterans at Westover Memorial Park in Augusta.
    A group of Junior ROTC members spent Friday morning placing American flags on the gravestones of veterans at Westover Memorial Park in Augusta.
  • VA Deputy Secretary Visits Charlie Norwood VA Medial Center

    VA Deputy Secretary Visits Charlie Norwood VA Medial Center

    Friday, May 22 2015 2:25 PM EDT2015-05-22 18:25:51 GMT
    Photo of Deputy Secretary of U.S. Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson speaking at the Augusta Marriott's 2015 Warrior Community Integration SymposiumPhoto of Deputy Secretary of U.S. Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson speaking at the Augusta Marriott's 2015 Warrior Community Integration Symposium
    Sloan Gibson, who is Deputy Secretary of U.S. Veterans Affairs is visiting the Charlie A. Norwood VA Medical Center Friday.
    Sloan Gibson, who is Deputy Secretary of U.S. Veterans Affairs is visiting the Charlie A. Norwood VA Medical Center Friday.
  • Last Day of School for Several CSRA Counties

    Last Day of School for Several CSRA Counties

    Friday, May 22 2015 10:11 AM EDT2015-05-22 14:11:23 GMT
    Not only is it the start of a holiday weekend but it is also the start of summer vacation for some area studentsIt is the last of school for students in Richmond, Columbia, McDuffie and Burke Counties.Aiken and Edgefield County students go to school until June 4th.
    Not only is it the start of a holiday weekend but it is also the start of summer vacation for some area studentsIt is the last of school for students in Richmond, Columbia, McDuffie and Burke Counties.Aiken and Edgefield County students go to school until June 4th.
  • Fort Gordon Warrior Remembrance Ceremony Honors Fallen Soldiers

    Fort Gordon Warrior Remembrance Ceremony Honors Fallen Soldiers

    Friday, May 22 2015 10:02 AM EDT2015-05-22 14:02:33 GMT
    Memorial Day weekend isn't all about the cookouts, trips and good times.
    Memorial Day weekend isn't all about the cookouts, trips and good times.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Friday, May 22 2015 7:47 AM EDT2015-05-22 11:47:23 GMT
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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • TRAFFIC: Road Blocked at Peach Orchard Road and Rosier Road

    TRAFFIC: Road Blocked at Peach Orchard Road and Rosier Road

    Friday, May 22 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-05-22 11:30:13 GMT
    Richmond County Deputies on the scene of an overnight accident in Augusta because of some downed cables. The accident took place on Peach Orchard Road at the intersection of Rosier Road.
    Richmond County Deputies on the scene of an overnight accident in Augusta because of some downed cables. The accident took place on Peach Orchard Road at the intersection of Rosier Road.
  • Alleged Animal Abuse at Dog Grooming Businesses

    Alleged Animal Abuse at Dog Grooming Businesses

    Thursday, May 21 2015 10:10 PM EDT2015-05-22 02:10:44 GMT
    Dog grooming businesses are under close watch lately after dozens of reported cases of animal abuse and mishandling by the groomers.
    Dog grooming businesses are under close watch lately after dozens of reported cases of animal abuse and mishandling by the groomers.
  • CSRA Graduation Dates

    CSRA Graduation Dates

    Thursday, May 21 2015 6:48 PM EDT2015-05-21 22:48:04 GMT
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    Click for a list of graduation dates and times for high schools in the CSRA.
    Click for a list of graduation dates and times for high schools in the CSRA.
  • Arrest Made In 2012 Murder In Hephzibah

    Arrest Made In 2012 Murder In Hephzibah

    Thursday, May 21 2015 6:02 PM EDT2015-05-21 22:02:11 GMT
    Mug shot of Demarkeo Lockhart, who is charged in the December 2012 shooting death of 56-year-old Hester Wilfred Jackson. (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Demarkeo Lockhart, who is charged in the December 2012 shooting death of 56-year-old Hester Wilfred Jackson. (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigators have made an arrest in a murder that happened more than 2 years ago.
    Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigators have made an arrest in a murder that happened more than 2 years ago.
  • Police Agencies Do Explosives Training in Richmond County

    Police Agencies Do Explosives Training in Richmond County

    Thursday, May 21 2015 5:30 PM EDT2015-05-21 21:30:23 GMT
    More than 28 law enforcement agencies came together in Richmond County to blow stuff up. News Channel 6's Mike Miller explains.
    More than 28 law enforcement agencies came together in Richmond County to blow stuff up. News Channel 6's Mike Miller explains.
  • Georgia Man Killed When Car Slides Down Embankment

    Georgia Man Killed When Car Slides Down Embankment

    Thursday, May 21 2015 12:27 PM EDT2015-05-21 16:27:56 GMT
    Authorities say a man has died after his SUV rolled down an embankment in Cherokee County.
    Authorities say a man has died after his SUV rolled down an embankment in Cherokee County.
  • UPDATE: Suspects Arrested in Operation Mayday Denied Bond

    UPDATE: Suspects Arrested in Operation Mayday Denied Bond

    Thursday, May 21 2015 8:51 AM EDT2015-05-21 12:51:19 GMT
    22 suspects arrested in 'Operation Mayday'22 suspects arrested in 'Operation Mayday'
    Twenty-two suspects arrested in an undercover sting are still behind bars this morning.They are accused of setting up sex dates with children.The minors they thought they were talking to online were, in fact, undercover officers.Twelve of the suspects have been denied bond.Eight others have not yet had bond hearings.Two suspects, John Crowley and Jordan Waters, had their bond hearings deferred so the judge could review their cases.RELATED STORIESMan Arrested in Child Sex Sting Volunteered as ...
    Twenty-two suspects arrested in an undercover sting are still behind bars this morning.They are accused of setting up sex dates with children.The minors they thought they were talking to online were, in fact, undercover officers.Twelve of the suspects have been denied bond.Eight others have not yet had bond hearings.Two suspects, John Crowley and Jordan Waters, had their bond hearings deferred so the judge could review their cases.RELATED STORIESMan Arrested in Child Sex Sting Volunteered as ...
  • WJBF EXTRA: Laura's Lesson

    WJBF EXTRA: Laura's Lesson

    Thursday, May 21 2015 8:01 AM EDT2015-05-21 12:01:25 GMT
    Laura Baugh played 25 years on the LPGA TOURLaura Baugh played 25 years on the LPGA TOUR
    In this WJBF EXTRA report, our Chris Kane brings us the incredible story of how Laura Baugh battled the price of fame with unbelievable courage
    In this WJBF EXTRA report, our Chris Kane brings us the incredible story of how Laura Baugh battled the price of fame with unbelievable courage
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Thursday, May 21 2015 7:45 AM EDT2015-05-21 11:45:33 GMT
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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • New Rules Would Restrict Operation Hours For Augusta Crematories

    New Rules Would Restrict Operation Hours For Augusta Crematories

    Wednesday, May 20 2015 8:04 PM EDT2015-05-21 00:04:11 GMT
    Photo of Platt's Funeral Home and CrematoriumPhoto of Platt's Funeral Home and Crematorium
    Cremation is the fastest growing practice in the funeral business, so Augusta is looking at new regulations that would restrict where crematories could locate and when they can operate. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Cremation is the fastest growing practice in the funeral business, so Augusta is looking at new regulations that would restrict where crematories could locate and when they can operate. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Delay In Storm Water Utility Fee Approval Leaves Augusta Commission Hanging

    Delay In Storm Water Utility Fee Approval Leaves Augusta Commission Hanging

    Wednesday, May 20 2015 8:03 PM EDT2015-05-21 00:03:32 GMT
    Photo of a flooded street in Augusta after a rain stormPhoto of a flooded street in Augusta after a rain storm
    There has been talk, but no action, so far when it comes to a Storm Water Utility Fee In Augusta and some Commissioners are saying it's time for the city to approve the fee for the benefit of the storm water system.
    There has been talk, but no action, so far when it comes to a Storm Water Utility Fee In Augusta and some Commissioners are saying it's time for the city to approve the fee for the benefit of the storm water system.
  • Kinder Morgan Answers the Tough Questions

    Kinder Morgan Answers the Tough Questions

    Wednesday, May 20 2015 7:39 PM EDT2015-05-20 23:39:43 GMT
     Many local residents have accused Kinder Morgan of not addressing their questions and concerns. News Channel 6, asked the Vice President of the mega pipeline company what everyone wants to know.
     Many local residents have accused Kinder Morgan of not addressing their questions and concerns. News Channel 6, asked the Vice President of the mega pipeline company what everyone wants to know.
  • Man Arrested in Child Sex Sting Volunteered as a Soccer Coach

    Man Arrested in Child Sex Sting Volunteered as a Soccer Coach

    Man Arrested in Child Sex Sting Volunteered as a Soccer Coach

    Wednesday, May 20 2015 7:37 PM EDT2015-05-20 23:37:29 GMT
    Almost two dozen suspects are still in jail after an undercover sting over the weekend. Those suspects are accused of setting up sex dates with children. The minors they thought they were talking to online turned out to be undercover officers. All of the 22 suspects remain in jail, 12 of them were denied bond, 8 have not had bond hearings. Two of them, John Crowley and Jordan Waters, had their bond hearings deferred so the judge could review their cases. We are learning more about some of the...
    Almost two dozen suspects are still in jail after an undercover sting over the weekend. Those suspects are accused of setting up sex dates with children. The minors they thought they were talking to online turned out to be undercover officers. All of the 22 suspects remain in jail, 12 of them were denied bond, 8 have not had bond hearings. Two of them, John Crowley and Jordan Waters, had their bond hearings deferred so the judge could review their cases. We are learning more about some of the...
  • Burke County Teacher Resigns after Arrest

    Burke County Teacher Resigns after Arrest

    Wednesday, May 20 2015 5:54 PM EDT2015-05-20 21:54:12 GMT
    Former Burke County Assistant Principal Eric LukeFormer Burke County Assistant Principal Eric Luke
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Eric Luke, former Burke County Assistant Principal and teacher has resigned. Luke was charged back in February 2015 with one count of theft by receiving stolen property. The arrest was in connection to a stolen golf car. He resignation is effective on June 9th.RELATED STORIESUpdate on 6: Burke County Teacher Arrested
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Eric Luke, former Burke County Assistant Principal and teacher has resigned. Luke was charged back in February 2015 with one count of theft by receiving stolen property. The arrest was in connection to a stolen golf car. He resignation is effective on June 9th.RELATED STORIESUpdate on 6: Burke County Teacher Arrested
  • Black Bear Spotted in Lincoln County

    Black Bear Spotted in Lincoln County

    Wednesday, May 20 2015 11:13 AM EDT2015-05-20 15:13:29 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a baby black bear has been spotted by several people, including a deputy, in the southern part of Lincoln County. The bear has not caused any damage but Sheriff Bruce Beggs says not to approach the bear. More than likely he has been separated from his family and trying to find his way back, possibly to the lake area. We will continue to follow this developing story.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a baby black bear has been spotted by several people, including a deputy, in the southern part of Lincoln County. The bear has not caused any damage but Sheriff Bruce Beggs says not to approach the bear. More than likely he has been separated from his family and trying to find his way back, possibly to the lake area. We will continue to follow this developing story.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Wednesday, May 20 2015 7:16 AM EDT2015-05-20 11:16:22 GMT
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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Social Networking Safety Tips For Teens

    Social Networking Safety Tips For Teens

    Wednesday, May 20 2015 12:18 AM EDT2015-05-20 04:18:51 GMT
    Social media has made it much easier for predators to lure children. social media has made it much easier for predators to lure children.There are four major dangers of using social networking sites.
    Social media has made it much easier for predators to lure children. social media has made it much easier for predators to lure children.There are four major dangers of using social networking sites.
  • Atlanta-Area Teacher Accused Of Letting Students Have Sex In Classroom Closet

    Atlanta-Area Teacher Accused Of Letting Students Have Sex In Classroom Closet

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 11:45 PM EDT2015-05-20 03:45:19 GMT
    A Georgia teacher is out of a job and facing charges tonight after allegedly allowing students to have sex in his classroom.
    A Georgia teacher is out of a job and facing charges tonight after allegedly allowing students to have sex in his classroom.
  • 5 Dead in Accident on Interstate-16 at Interstate-95

    5 Dead in Accident on Interstate-16 at Interstate-95

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 11:01 PM EDT2015-05-20 03:01:10 GMT
    Multiple vehicles were involved in an accident on Interstate 16 at Interstate 95 Tuesday afternoon leaving five victims confirmed dead. Pooler Fire officials say three tractor trailers and four other vehicles were involved in the accident.
    Multiple vehicles were involved in an accident on Interstate 16 at Interstate 95 Tuesday afternoon leaving five victims confirmed dead. Pooler Fire officials say three tractor trailers and four other vehicles were involved in the accident.
  • No Answers To Augusta Commissioner's Request To Be Paid For Being On Board

    No Answers To Augusta Commissioner's Request To Be Paid For Being On Board

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 7:40 PM EDT2015-05-19 23:40:14 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Commissioner Marion WilliamsPhoto of Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams
    Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams says other Commissioners who serve as unofficial members of boards are getting paid, so he should, as well.
    Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams says other Commissioners who serve as unofficial members of boards are getting paid, so he should, as well.
  • Augusta Commissioners Not Prepared To Pull Trigger On Storm Water Utility Fee

    Augusta Commissioners Not Prepared To Pull Trigger On Storm Water Utility Fee

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 7:36 PM EDT2015-05-19 23:36:33 GMT
    Photo taken at Tuesday's Augusta Commission meetingPhoto taken at Tuesday's Augusta Commission meeting
    After years of debate city leaders are still not ready to approve a storm water fee and now city leaders are blasting their critics who say instead of a monthly fee special purpose sales tax dollars should be used for drainage issues
    After years of debate city leaders are still not ready to approve a storm water fee and now city leaders are blasting their critics who say instead of a monthly fee special purpose sales tax dollars should be used for drainage issues
  • Back-To-Back Jackpot Drawings At Over $100 Million

    Back-To-Back Jackpot Drawings At Over $100 Million

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 6:57 PM EDT2015-05-19 22:57:05 GMT
    Lottery Jackpots graphicLottery Jackpots graphic
    For the next two nights, Mega Millions® and Powerball® stand to make someone a millionaire 100 times over.
    For the next two nights, Mega Millions® and Powerball® stand to make someone a millionaire 100 times over.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Georgia Denies Proposed Palmetto Pipeline, Conversation Continues In South Carolina

    UPDATED ON 6: Georgia Denies Proposed Palmetto Pipeline, Conversation Continues In South Carolina

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 6:42 PM EDT2015-05-19 22:42:59 GMT
    Graphic of the path of the proposed Palmetto Pipeline projectGraphic of the path of the proposed Palmetto Pipeline project
    WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter reports on the latest developments on the proposed Palmetto Pipeline project.
    WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter reports on the latest developments on the proposed Palmetto Pipeline project.
  • DEVELOPING ON 6: Autopsy Results Returned For Teen Who Died Near Cross Creek High School

    DEVELOPING ON 6: Autopsy Results Returned For Teen Who Died Near Cross Creek High School

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 6:22 PM EDT2015-05-19 22:22:45 GMT
    Photo of 18-year-old Nicholas Charles Dunn, who was found dead near Cross Creek High School last OctoberPhoto of 18-year-old Nicholas Charles Dunn, who was found dead near Cross Creek High School last October
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned autopsy results have been returned for a teen that was found dead behind Cross Creek High School in October 2014
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned autopsy results have been returned for a teen that was found dead behind Cross Creek High School in October 2014
  • Teen Pleads Guilty, Sentenced In Agerton Lane Shooting

    Teen Pleads Guilty, Sentenced In Agerton Lane Shooting

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 6:08 PM EDT2015-05-19 22:08:59 GMT
    Mug shot of Brandon DeShawn Hilton (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Brandon DeShawn Hilton (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    A teenager accused in a Richmond County shooting was in court Tuesday.
    A teenager accused in a Richmond County shooting was in court Tuesday.
  • FTC, 50 States, D.C. Charge 4 Sham Charities With Bilking More Than $187 Million From Consumers

    FTC, 50 States, D.C. Charge 4 Sham Charities With Bilking More Than $187 Million From Consumers

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 4:56 PM EDT2015-05-19 20:56:20 GMT
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    The Federal Trade Commission and consumer protection agencies from all states and the District of Columbia allege 4 cancer charities falsely claimed donations would help pay medication, services.
    The Federal Trade Commission and consumer protection agencies from all states and the District of Columbia allege 4 cancer charities falsely claimed donations would help pay medication, services.
  • United Way Of The CSRA Seeking Community Needs Input

    United Way Of The CSRA Seeking Community Needs Input

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 2:29 PM EDT2015-05-19 18:29:10 GMT
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    The United Way of the CSRA is asking for help from the CSRA on what needs the community has.
    The United Way of the CSRA is asking for help from the CSRA on what needs the community has.
  • Missing Millen Woman's Stepmother, Stepbrother Denied Bond In Her Death

    Missing Millen Woman's Stepmother, Stepbrother Denied Bond In Her Death

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 2:17 PM EDT2015-05-19 18:17:10 GMT
    Photo taken in 2014 of Ashley Lovett and her babyPhoto taken in 2014 of Ashley Lovett and her baby
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the stepmother and stepbrother of a missing Millen, Georgia woman were denied bond in her death Tuesday.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the stepmother and stepbrother of a missing Millen, Georgia woman were denied bond in her death Tuesday.
  • Nearly Two Dozen Arrested in Operation Mayday

    Nearly Two Dozen Arrested in Operation Mayday

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 12:20 PM EDT2015-05-19 16:20:55 GMT
    A four day undercover operation called Operation Mayday lands nearly two dozen people in jail.
    A four day undercover operation called Operation Mayday lands nearly two dozen people in jail.
  • Sheriff Roundtree Holds "Operation Mayday" Press Conference, Talks About Child Predator Arrests

    Sheriff Roundtree Holds "Operation Mayday" Press Conference, Talks About Child Predator Arrests

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 12:19 PM EDT2015-05-19 16:19:55 GMT
    Photo of Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree at his Monday morning press conference regarding "Operation Mayday".Photo of Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree at his Monday morning press conference regarding "Operation Mayday".
    WJBF's Margaret-Ann Carter reports on a press conference held by Sheriff Richard Roundtree concerning "Operation Mayday".
    WJBF's Margaret-Ann Carter reports on a press conference held by Sheriff Richard Roundtree concerning "Operation Mayday".
  • "We are actively Seeking Child Predators" Richmond County Sheriff Says

    "We are actively Seeking Child Predators" Richmond County Sheriff Says

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 12:19 PM EDT2015-05-19 16:19:01 GMT

    Several law enforcement agencies came together to find and catch online child predators. The result was even better than they expected. The shocking truth lies in the suspect's occupations.

    Several law enforcement agencies came together to find and catch online child predators. The result was even better than they expected. The shocking truth lies in the suspect's occupations.

  • Georgia Implements Border to Border Campaign

    Georgia Implements Border to Border Campaign

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 8:53 AM EDT2015-05-19 12:53:29 GMT
    Georgia roads have claimed the lives of over 450 people so far this year.That's nearly a 20% increase from last year.That's why Georgia is taking part in the Border to Border campaign.The campaign covers highways from Maine to Florida, to make sure drivers remember to buckle up, put the phones down, and focus on the road.Harris Blackwood the Director of the Georgia Office of Highway Safety says, "A seat belt ticket in Georgia costs you $15. That's not about revenue. It costs more than that to...
    Georgia roads have claimed the lives of over 450 people so far this year.That's nearly a 20% increase from last year.That's why Georgia is taking part in the Border to Border campaign.The campaign covers highways from Maine to Florida, to make sure drivers remember to buckle up, put the phones down, and focus on the road.Harris Blackwood the Director of the Georgia Office of Highway Safety says, "A seat belt ticket in Georgia costs you $15. That's not about revenue. It costs more than that to...
  • Commissioners Set to Vote on Proposed Storm Water Fee

    Commissioners Set to Vote on Proposed Storm Water Fee

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 8:29 AM EDT2015-05-19 12:29:42 GMT
    After years of debate, Augusta leaders are scheduled to vote today on the proposed storm water fee.The fee will be $6.40 a month for most residents, and officials are hoping to include it on water and sewer bills.The revenue will be used to fix and maintain Augusta's storm water system.Still, some commissioners are against the new fee.Mayor Pro Tem Grady Smith says, "I'd rather not see that fee cause an axe in this area I would rather us work together with a SPLOST fee or SPLOST tax and defi...
    After years of debate, Augusta leaders are scheduled to vote today on the proposed storm water fee.The fee will be $6.40 a month for most residents, and officials are hoping to include it on water and sewer bills.The revenue will be used to fix and maintain Augusta's storm water system.Still, some commissioners are against the new fee.Mayor Pro Tem Grady Smith says, "I'd rather not see that fee cause an axe in this area I would rather us work together with a SPLOST fee or SPLOST tax and defi...
  • 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, May 19 2015 7:08 AM EDT2015-05-19 11:08:03 GMT
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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Super Bowl Champion Deon Grant Visits Area Schools

    Super Bowl Champion Deon Grant Visits Area Schools

    Monday, May 18 2015 8:29 PM EDT2015-05-19 00:29:01 GMT
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    A Super Bowl Champion is making his rounds at Augusta area schools.Former Josey star Deon Grant is criss-crossing the garden city today talking to students at six different schools, including this one at the alternative school at Lamar. The kids really enjoyed checking out Grant's Super Bowl ring that he won in two-thousand-thirteen as a member of the New York Giants. Deon's message is one he hopes these students remember.Deon Grant says, "If I can give any information to the kids who have no...
    A Super Bowl Champion is making his rounds at Augusta area schools.Former Josey star Deon Grant is criss-crossing the garden city today talking to students at six different schools, including this one at the alternative school at Lamar. The kids really enjoyed checking out Grant's Super Bowl ring that he won in two-thousand-thirteen as a member of the New York Giants. Deon's message is one he hopes these students remember.Deon Grant says, "If I can give any information to the kids who have no...
  • WJBF EXTRA: Investing In Educational Excellence

    WJBF EXTRA: Investing In Educational Excellence

    Monday, May 18 2015 7:21 PM EDT2015-05-18 23:21:40 GMT
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    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory takes an in-depth look at the benefits, AND risks of Richmond County's school flexibility option in this WJBF EXTRA report.
    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory takes an in-depth look at the benefits, AND risks of Richmond County's school flexibility option in this WJBF EXTRA report.
  • Columbia County Woman Charged With Hosting Party, Providing Alcohol To Minors

    Columbia County Woman Charged With Hosting Party, Providing Alcohol To Minors

    Monday, May 18 2015 6:17 PM EDT2015-05-18 22:17:00 GMT
    Mug shot of 41-year-old Courtney Martineau West, who is accused of hosting a party and providing alcohol to minors in Columbia County (Credit: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of 41-year-old Courtney Martineau West, who is accused of hosting a party and providing alcohol to minors in Columbia County (Credit: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)
    A Martinez woman has been arrested and accused of hosting a party where minors were served alcohol.
    A Martinez woman has been arrested and accused of hosting a party where minors were served alcohol.
  • Search Underway For Wilkes County Home Invasion Suspect

    Search Underway For Wilkes County Home Invasion Suspect

    Monday, May 18 2015 5:31 PM EDT2015-05-18 21:31:39 GMT
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    Wilkes County Sheriff's Office investigators are searching for a home invasion suspect.
    Wilkes County Sheriff's Office investigators are searching for a home invasion suspect.
  • Sheriff's Office Seeking Help Locating Missing Teen from Grovetown

    Sheriff's Office Seeking Help Locating Missing Teen from Grovetown

    Monday, May 18 2015 4:03 PM EDT2015-05-18 20:03:55 GMT
    Runaway teen Megan BlairRunaway teen Megan Blair
    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in location a 16-year-old girl who ran away from her home on Friday May 15th. Her name is Megan Blair and she lives in Grovetown, Georgia. According to an incident report obtained by the sheriff's office, Megan's mother found out she ran away around 5:30 p.m on May 15th. The mother notified the sheriff's office at 7:20 p.m. after attempts to locate her daughter through the girl's friends. If you have any information as to where Megan Bla...
    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in location a 16-year-old girl who ran away from her home on Friday May 15th. Her name is Megan Blair and she lives in Grovetown, Georgia. According to an incident report obtained by the sheriff's office, Megan's mother found out she ran away around 5:30 p.m on May 15th. The mother notified the sheriff's office at 7:20 p.m. after attempts to locate her daughter through the girl's friends. If you have any information as to where Megan Bla...
  • Local Hair Salon Holds 'Cutz For Kidz' Fundraiser

    Local Hair Salon Holds 'Cutz For Kidz' Fundraiser

    Monday, May 18 2015 9:00 AM EDT2015-05-18 13:00:19 GMT
    Trendz Salon Owner Robyn KelleyTrendz Salon Owner Robyn Kelley
    A local hair salon partnered with Keller Williams to raise money for families in need.Three families were selected to be sponsored and the stylists volunteered their time to give hair cuts for as little one dollar and up to hundreds of dollars. Customers named the price and Anything given was a donation and split three ways between three families who have children with some tough medical issues. There were also raffles, food and manicures all for donations as well.Local mom Samantha Carlton s...
    A local hair salon partnered with Keller Williams to raise money for families in need.Three families were selected to be sponsored and the stylists volunteered their time to give hair cuts for as little one dollar and up to hundreds of dollars. Customers named the price and Anything given was a donation and split three ways between three families who have children with some tough medical issues. There were also raffles, food and manicures all for donations as well.Local mom Samantha Carlton s...
  • Shooting Near Twiggs Street; Victim Shot in the Leg

    Shooting Near Twiggs Street; Victim Shot in the Leg

    Monday, May 18 2015 7:51 AM EDT2015-05-18 11:51:52 GMT
    One person is recovering this Monday morning after being shot in the leg.Deputies found the man after they pulled over a car near Twiggs St. and Laney Walker Blvd.Investigators say deputies saw several cars speed pass them and heard a single gunshot around 1:15 a.m.Everyone at the scene indicated they knew the shooter.No suspect description has been released.Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.
    One person is recovering this Monday morning after being shot in the leg.Deputies found the man after they pulled over a car near Twiggs St. and Laney Walker Blvd.Investigators say deputies saw several cars speed pass them and heard a single gunshot around 1:15 a.m.Everyone at the scene indicated they knew the shooter.No suspect description has been released.Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Monday, May 18 2015 7:20 AM EDT2015-05-18 11:20:31 GMT
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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Teens Against Gun Violence

    Teens Against Gun Violence

    Sunday, May 17 2015 10:41 PM EDT2015-05-18 02:41:14 GMT
    A local non-profit organization raised awareness against gun violence with a 5k on Sunday afternoon. Hundreds of teens signed a pledge promising they would not use guns.
    A local non-profit organization raised awareness against gun violence with a 5k on Sunday afternoon. Hundreds of teens signed a pledge promising they would not use guns.
  • New Venues Create Boom for Columbia County Economy

    New Venues Create Boom for Columbia County Economy

    New Venues Create Boom for Columbia County Economy

    Sunday, May 17 2015 6:26 PM EDT2015-05-17 22:26:39 GMT
    The USA Rugby Southern Conference Championship was held at Blanchard Woods Park for the first time this weekend, which brought in hundreds of people to the area. Twelve teams competed against each other to move up to the eastern and western playoffs. While making Blanchard Woods Park their home this weekend, many came to watch. It's a sight Columbia County leaders have envisioned for years: a bustling and full parking lot for a large sporting event at Blanchard Woods Park. "It's amazing seein...
    The USA Rugby Southern Conference Championship was held at Blanchard Woods Park for the first time this weekend, which brought in hundreds of people to the area. Twelve teams competed against each other to move up to the eastern and western playoffs. While making Blanchard Woods Park their home this weekend, many came to watch. It's a sight Columbia County leaders have envisioned for years: a bustling and full parking lot for a large sporting event at Blanchard Woods Park. "It's amazing seein...
  • Kayaking Safety

    Kayaking Safety

    Sunday, May 17 2015 5:02 PM EDT2015-05-17 21:02:57 GMT

    Important safety tips for the next time you go out and kayak.  

    Important safety tips for the next time you go out and kayak.  

  • Deputy Forced to Use Taser During Shoplifter's Arrest

    Deputy Forced to Use Taser During Shoplifter's Arrest

    Sunday, May 17 2015 12:21 PM EDT2015-05-17 16:21:45 GMT
    A Waynesboro man is in the Richmond County jail after a deputy says he had to use his taser while trying to arrest the man.
    A Waynesboro man is in the Richmond County jail after a deputy says he had to use his taser while trying to arrest the man.
  • Georgia DOT Stats Show Increase in Traffic Deaths

    Georgia DOT Stats Show Increase in Traffic Deaths

    Sunday, May 17 2015 9:47 AM EDT2015-05-17 13:47:34 GMT
     According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, 424, or 25 percent more, people have died in Georgia in the first three months of 2015.
     According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, 424, or 25 percent more, people have died in Georgia in the first three months of 2015.
  • GMA Sunday Headlines: May 17, 2015

    GMA Sunday Headlines: May 17, 2015

    Sunday, May 17 2015 8:35 AM EDT2015-05-17 12:35:20 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Meteorologist Kevin Niewood takes to the skies

    Meteorologist Kevin Niewood takes to the skies

    Saturday, May 16 2015 7:55 PM EDT2015-05-16 23:55:01 GMT
    A flight of Stearman PT-17 aircraft, a type of World War Two training aircraft, flew over the Lady A Amphitheater with our own Kevin Niewood this afternoon as part of the Thunder Over Augusta event. Each of the pilots, who served in our nation's military, flew three fly-bys of the event, including the missing man formation you see here. It was all part of Military Appreciation day.
    A flight of Stearman PT-17 aircraft, a type of World War Two training aircraft, flew over the Lady A Amphitheater with our own Kevin Niewood this afternoon as part of the Thunder Over Augusta event. Each of the pilots, who served in our nation's military, flew three fly-bys of the event, including the missing man formation you see here. It was all part of Military Appreciation day.
  • Augusta Animal Services Increases Adoptions, Educates Public

    Augusta Animal Services Increases Adoptions, Educates Public

    Augusta Animal Services Increases Adoptions, Educates Public

    Saturday, May 16 2015 6:35 PM EDT2015-05-16 22:35:32 GMT
    Augusta Animal Services held the 4th Annual Friends and Family Fun Day to get more pets adopted and to educate the community The Kennel Operations Manager said numbers show that adoptions have increased this year compared to last year. She said the relationships with rescue groups and the community have helped. She said events like this raise awareness and let the public get a first-hand look at the shelter and services. Right now, the advisory board is discussing new ordinances that many say...
    Augusta Animal Services held the 4th Annual Friends and Family Fun Day to get more pets adopted and to educate the community The Kennel Operations Manager said numbers show that adoptions have increased this year compared to last year. She said the relationships with rescue groups and the community have helped. She said events like this raise awareness and let the public get a first-hand look at the shelter and services. Right now, the advisory board is discussing new ordinances that many say...
  • Flight of WWII Aircraft Wows Crowd at Thunder Over Augusta

    Flight of WWII Aircraft Wows Crowd at Thunder Over Augusta

    Saturday, May 16 2015 4:45 PM EDT2015-05-16 20:45:34 GMT
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    Evans, GA - A flight of Stearman PT-17 aircraft, a type of World War Two training aircraft, flew over the Lady A Amphitheater with our own Kevin Niewood this afternoon as part of the Thunder Over Augusta event.Each of the pilots, who served in our nation's military, flew three fly-bys of the event, including the missing man formation you see here. It was all part of Military Appreciation day, and we would like to thank Dean Wingard of Taylor BMW for allowing us to ride with the pilots during ...
    Evans, GA - A flight of Stearman PT-17 aircraft, a type of World War Two training aircraft, flew over the Lady A Amphitheater with our own Kevin Niewood this afternoon as part of the Thunder Over Augusta event.Each of the pilots, who served in our nation's military, flew three fly-bys of the event, including the missing man formation you see here. It was all part of Military Appreciation day, and we would like to thank Dean Wingard of Taylor BMW for allowing us to ride with the pilots during ...
  • Traffic Safety Campaign Launching in Georgia

    Traffic Safety Campaign Launching in Georgia

    Saturday, May 16 2015 10:02 AM EDT2015-05-16 14:02:45 GMT
    Traffic Complaints in Washington Crossing Plaza.Traffic Complaints in Washington Crossing Plaza.
    Georgia public safety officials say they're planning to participate in several traffic safety campaigns during the Memorial Day travel period. 
    Georgia public safety officials say they're planning to participate in several traffic safety campaigns during the Memorial Day travel period. 
  • GMA Saturday Headlines: May 16, 2015

    GMA Saturday Headlines: May 16, 2015

    Saturday, May 16 2015 9:43 AM EDT2015-05-16 13:43:27 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.
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