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

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

    Gov. Nathan Deal plans to sign a bill tomorrow that would levy an annual $5,000 fee on strip clubs and fine pimps $2,500 to set up a fund to help sexually exploited children. Sen. Renee Unterman says money from the Senate...
  • Update: Suspect Wanted After Deadly Shooting On Norris Lane

    Update: Suspect Wanted After Deadly Shooting On Norris Lane

    Sunday, May 3 2015 11:13 PM EDT2015-05-04 03:13:44 GMT
    One man is dead after a shooting in the 1600 block of Norris Lane.
    One man is dead after a shooting in the 1600 block of Norris Lane.
  • Groundbreaking of Berckmans Road Project

    Groundbreaking of Berckmans Road Project

    Sunday, May 3 2015 7:11 PM EDT2015-05-03 23:11:58 GMT
    The official groundbreaking of the Transportation Investment Act supported Berckmans Road Realignment and Widening Project is set for Wednesday, May 6th at 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of Heath Drive and Cherry Lane in Augusta.
    The official groundbreaking of the Transportation Investment Act supported Berckmans Road Realignment and Widening Project is set for Wednesday, May 6th at 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of Heath Drive and Cherry Lane in Augusta.
  • Miranda Lambert Coming To Augusta

    Miranda Lambert Coming To Augusta

    Sunday, May 3 2015 3:10 PM EDT2015-05-03 19:10:46 GMT
    Miranda Lambert will hit the stage of the James Brown Arena for her “Roadsde Bars and Pink Guitars Tour” on Friday, October 2.
    Miranda Lambert will hit the stage of the James Brown Arena for her “Roadsde Bars and Pink Guitars Tour” on Friday, October 2.
  • UPDATE: Search For Missing Person At Clarks Hill Lake

    UPDATE: Search For Missing Person At Clarks Hill Lake

    Sunday, May 3 2015 2:38 PM EDT2015-05-03 18:38:07 GMT
    Missing Person graphicMissing Person graphic
    The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has confirmed they are actively searching for a missing person after a boating accident occurred on Clark Hill Lake on Saturday night.
    The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has confirmed they are actively searching for a missing person after a boating accident occurred on Clark Hill Lake on Saturday night.
  • 2 Men Wanted in Waffle House Fight Caught on Camera

    2 Men Wanted in Waffle House Fight Caught on Camera

    Sunday, May 3 2015 11:31 AM EDT2015-05-03 15:31:19 GMT
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men wanted in connection with a fight with a woman at a restaurant that was caught on camera.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men wanted in connection with a fight with a woman at a restaurant that was caught on camera.
  • Update: Arrest Made in Deadly Hit and Run

    Update: Arrest Made in Deadly Hit and Run

    Sunday, May 3 2015 11:04 AM EDT2015-05-03 15:04:58 GMT
    A man is dead after getting hit by a car on Tobacco Road. It happened around 3:30 am Sunday morning .
    A man is dead after getting hit by a car on Tobacco Road. It happened around 3:30 am Sunday morning .
  • GMA Sunday Headlines: May 3, 2015

    GMA Sunday Headlines: May 3, 2015

    Sunday, May 3 2015 8:55 AM EDT2015-05-03 12:55:22 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.
  • Greenjackets fans Respond to Project Jackson Trial

    Greenjackets fans Respond to Project Jackson Trial

    Saturday, May 2 2015 10:36 PM EDT2015-05-03 02:36:23 GMT
    Greenjackets fans say they're ready for a new stadium.
    Greenjackets fans say they're ready for a new stadium.
  • 4 Wrecks Within 1 Hour in Taliaferro County

    4 Wrecks Within 1 Hour in Taliaferro County

    Saturday, May 2 2015 10:20 PM EDT2015-05-03 02:20:34 GMT
    Georgia State Patrol confirms they responded to 4 different wrecks on I-20 in Taliaferro County on Saturday. All happened within an hour.
    Georgia State Patrol confirms they responded to 4 different wrecks on I-20 in Taliaferro County on Saturday. All happened within an hour.
  • Wildwood Games Kicks Off

    Wildwood Games Kicks Off

    Wildwood Games Kicks Off

    Saturday, May 2 2015 6:44 PM EDT2015-05-02 22:44:33 GMT
    The Wildwood Games in Columbia County marks the first time a USA Cycling event has happened east of the Mississippi River.More than 400 athletes from across the country are competing this weekend in the Wildwood Games.The series of events include mountain bike races, trail running, disc golf, and open water swimming.On Saturday, the pro and elite men and women competed in the USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships.Other events on Saturday included the first rounds of the di...
    The Wildwood Games in Columbia County marks the first time a USA Cycling event has happened east of the Mississippi River.More than 400 athletes from across the country are competing this weekend in the Wildwood Games.The series of events include mountain bike races, trail running, disc golf, and open water swimming.On Saturday, the pro and elite men and women competed in the USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships.Other events on Saturday included the first rounds of the di...
  • Deputies Educate Community During Traffic Safety Awareness Day

    Deputies Educate Community During Traffic Safety Awareness Day

    Deputies Educate Community During Traffic Safety Awareness Day

    Saturday, May 2 2015 6:20 PM EDT2015-05-02 22:20:58 GMT
    Richmond County deputies helped the community to become safer on the roads. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office hosted Traffic Safety Awareness Day on Saturday, where deputies installed car seats and showed people the effects of driving while under the influence. When the Richmond County Sheriff's Office did "Operation Thunder" back in 2013, deputies gave out almost 500 child seat citations. The numbers showed that there is major problem and the sheriff's office has been making efforts to ed...
    Richmond County deputies helped the community to become safer on the roads. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office hosted Traffic Safety Awareness Day on Saturday, where deputies installed car seats and showed people the effects of driving while under the influence. When the Richmond County Sheriff's Office did "Operation Thunder" back in 2013, deputies gave out almost 500 child seat citations. The numbers showed that there is major problem and the sheriff's office has been making efforts to ed...
  • 11th Annual Historic Augusta Loft Tour

    11th Annual Historic Augusta Loft Tour

    Saturday, May 2 2015 5:07 PM EDT2015-05-02 21:07:14 GMT
    Downtown Loft ToursDowntown Loft Tours
    It's National Preservation Month and what better way to celebrate than to showcase the rich architecture of Augusta's historic buildings. The Historic Augusta Program kicked off the month with their

     

  • Man Stabbed in Augusta Hotel Room

    Man Stabbed in Augusta Hotel Room

    Saturday, May 2 2015 1:29 PM EDT2015-05-02 17:29:59 GMT
    Stabbing graphicStabbing graphic
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a stabbing. It happened around 12:50 am Saturday morning at the America's Best Inn Hotel on Deans Bridge Road.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a stabbing. It happened around 12:50 am Saturday morning at the America's Best Inn Hotel on Deans Bridge Road.
  • GMA Saturday Headlines: May 2, 2015

    GMA Saturday Headlines: May 2, 2015

    Saturday, May 2 2015 8:23 AM EDT2015-05-02 12:23:50 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.
  • More Comforts For Cancer Patients

    More Comforts For Cancer Patients

    Friday, May 1 2015 10:36 PM EDT2015-05-02 02:36:16 GMT
    Willie Simon was not a nice guy when he found out he had lung cancer."I was really mad with everybody. Talked to my family all kind of ways. But they understood it, that I was sick. They wouldn't even accept an apology. They said daddy you're sick."That rage soon turned to remorse as he tried to resolve what so many patients wonder-- why me?"I know I wasn't taking care of myself like I should have. and it makes me realize how important it is now."Simon is being treated at University Hospital'...
    Willie Simon was not a nice guy when he found out he had lung cancer."I was really mad with everybody. Talked to my family all kind of ways. But they understood it, that I was sick. They wouldn't even accept an apology. They said daddy you're sick."That rage soon turned to remorse as he tried to resolve what so many patients wonder-- why me?"I know I wasn't taking care of myself like I should have. and it makes me realize how important it is now."Simon is being treated at University Hospital'...
  • "Out There...Somewhere": That's The Way The Antenna Ball Has Bounced

    "Out There...Somewhere": That's The Way The Antenna Ball Has Bounced

    Friday, May 1 2015 7:00 PM EDT2015-05-01 23:00:17 GMT
    Photo of a rubber duckie antenna ball on a car's antennaPhoto of a rubber duckie antenna ball on a car's antenna
    Advancing technology has resulted in the loss of once popular items. They used to ride high, but just try to find an antenna ball now-a-days "Out There...Somewhere" with WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola.
    Advancing technology has resulted in the loss of once popular items. They used to ride high, but just try to find an antenna ball now-a-days "Out There...Somewhere" with WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola.
  • North Augusta Using Body Cameras, More Agencies to Follow

    North Augusta Using Body Cameras, More Agencies to Follow

    Friday, May 1 2015 5:39 PM EDT2015-05-01 21:39:17 GMT
    All North Augusta Public Safety officers will use body cameras as part of their standard issued equipment. Other local agencies are working to get the devices.
    All North Augusta Public Safety officers will use body cameras as part of their standard issued equipment. Other local agencies are working to get the devices.
  • Golfing for Good: Carly's Classic Charity Golf Tournament

    Golfing for Good: Carly's Classic Charity Golf Tournament

    Friday, May 1 2015 5:09 PM EDT2015-05-01 21:09:55 GMT
    Carly's Classic is coming up this Sunday (5/3) at Houndslake Country Club in Aiken. It's a fundraiser for a 3-year old with epilepsy.
    Carly's Classic is coming up this Sunday (5/3) at Houndslake Country Club in Aiken. It's a fundraiser for a 3-year old with epilepsy.
  • Georgia Regents University Breaks Ground For Student Housing Complex

    Georgia Regents University Breaks Ground For Student Housing Complex

    Friday, May 1 2015 4:01 PM EDT2015-05-01 20:01:25 GMT
    Photo of Dr. Ricardo Azziz speaking at the groundbreaking of GRU's new student housing complexPhoto of Dr. Ricardo Azziz speaking at the groundbreaking of GRU's new student housing complex
    Georgia Regents University is breaking ground on a new student housing complex Friday morning.
    Georgia Regents University is breaking ground on a new student housing complex Friday morning.
  • Firefighters Take Off Their Boots For A Great Cause

    Firefighters Take Off Their Boots For A Great Cause

    Friday, May 1 2015 1:22 PM EDT2015-05-01 17:22:07 GMT
    Photo of a firefighters holding his boot while taking donations for charties Thursday afternoonPhoto of a firefighters holding his boot while taking donations for charties Thursday afternoon
    Some firefighters took off their boots for a great cause Thursday.
    Some firefighters took off their boots for a great cause Thursday.
  • UPDATE: Missing Teen Found Safe

    UPDATE: Missing Teen Found Safe

    Friday, May 1 2015 11:30 AM EDT2015-05-01 15:30:29 GMT
    Missing- Cory GlassMissing- Cory Glass
    The Burke County Sheriff's Office is in need of the public's help with locating a runaway missing juvenile. On April 30th at approximately 10:30 p.m. Cory Glass, 13, black male ran away from his home on Manderson Circle in Burke County. Cory is 5 ft. 3 in. in height and 120 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes and has a short haircut. Cory was last seen wearing blue dickey pants, blue t-shirt, black light weight jacket and blue sneakers. Cory does require daily medication. If anyone knows the ...
    The Burke County Sheriff's Office is in need of the public's help with locating a runaway missing juvenile. On April 30th at approximately 10:30 p.m. Cory Glass, 13, black male ran away from his home on Manderson Circle in Burke County. Cory is 5 ft. 3 in. in height and 120 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes and has a short haircut. Cory was last seen wearing blue dickey pants, blue t-shirt, black light weight jacket and blue sneakers. Cory does require daily medication. If anyone knows the ...
  • Brad Means Does My Job: Working With Gracie

    Brad Means Does My Job: Working With Gracie

    Friday, May 1 2015 11:09 AM EDT2015-05-01 15:09:31 GMT
    If you love dogs, then you'll love this next story. It's about a pet that is so much more.We take a look inside the world of a therapy dog, a golden retriever that goes to great lengths to make people happy.Gracie and I go to work, in tonight's installment of brad means does my job.The first order of business is to make Gracie look good. Ron Emery is her handler and knows that first impressions mean everything."I want to make her look as good as possible to the people. People react a little b...
    If you love dogs, then you'll love this next story. It's about a pet that is so much more.We take a look inside the world of a therapy dog, a golden retriever that goes to great lengths to make people happy.Gracie and I go to work, in tonight's installment of brad means does my job.The first order of business is to make Gracie look good. Ron Emery is her handler and knows that first impressions mean everything."I want to make her look as good as possible to the people. People react a little b...
  • Suspect In River Glen Beating Death To Appear In Court

    Suspect In River Glen Beating Death To Appear In Court

    Friday, May 1 2015 8:29 AM EDT2015-05-01 12:29:02 GMT
    A murder suspect is expected to go before a judge this morning.Joshua Mormant, 17, is scheduled to be in court for his bond hearing.He is charged with beating 54 year old Leonel Vaazquez-Calvo to death at River Glen Apartments on Tuesday April 21st. RELATEDUPDATE: Victim Identified; Suspects In Custody For River Glen Murder
    A murder suspect is expected to go before a judge this morning.Joshua Mormant, 17, is scheduled to be in court for his bond hearing.He is charged with beating 54 year old Leonel Vaazquez-Calvo to death at River Glen Apartments on Tuesday April 21st. RELATEDUPDATE: Victim Identified; Suspects In Custody For River Glen Murder
  • Car Chase From Washington Road To Aiken County Line

    Car Chase From Washington Road To Aiken County Line

    Friday, May 1 2015 7:21 AM EDT2015-05-01 11:21:28 GMT
    At approximately 7:01 p.m. Richmond County Sheriff's Office responded to the Dollar General located at 2344 Washington Road in reference to possible drug activity involving a Lincoln Navigator.
    At approximately 7:01 p.m. Richmond County Sheriff's Office responded to the Dollar General located at 2344 Washington Road in reference to possible drug activity involving a Lincoln Navigator.
  • 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 1 2015 7:10 AM EDT2015-05-01 11:10:02 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.
  • Shooting on Nowell Drive

    Shooting on Nowell Drive

    Friday, May 1 2015 7:06 AM EDT2015-05-01 11:06:46 GMT
    Richmond County Police have confirmed a shooting occurred on the 1200 block of Nowell Drive in Augusta around 7:57 p.m. Thursday.
    Richmond County Police have confirmed a shooting occurred on the 1200 block of Nowell Drive in Augusta around 7:57 p.m. Thursday.
  • Actor Patrick Warburton Coming to Kroc Center May 13th

    Actor Patrick Warburton Coming to Kroc Center May 13th

    Thursday, April 30 2015 7:33 PM EDT2015-04-30 23:33:20 GMT
    Tickets are going fast for the 3rd Annual "Doing The Most Good" event on Wednesday, May 13th at 7:00pm at the Kroc Center. Actor Patrick Warburton headlines the event.
    Tickets are going fast for the 3rd Annual "Doing The Most Good" event on Wednesday, May 13th at 7:00pm at the Kroc Center. Actor Patrick Warburton headlines the event.
  • Sheriff Talks About Infant Shooting Investigation

    Sheriff Talks About Infant Shooting Investigation

    Thursday, April 30 2015 6:50 PM EDT2015-04-30 22:50:55 GMT
    Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree talked to News Channel 6 about the investigation into an accidental shooting that killed an infant.
    Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree talked to News Channel 6 about the investigation into an accidental shooting that killed an infant.
  • 2015 Augusta Sports Council G.A.M.E.S. Finalists Announced

    2015 Augusta Sports Council G.A.M.E.S. Finalists Announced

    Thursday, April 30 2015 6:21 PM EDT2015-04-30 22:21:51 GMT
    Augusta Sports Council logo graphicAugusta Sports Council logo graphic
    The Augusta Sports Council has announced the finalists for the 24th annual Greater Augusta Medals for Excellence in Sports (G.A.M.E.S.) Awards.
    The Augusta Sports Council has announced the finalists for the 24th annual Greater Augusta Medals for Excellence in Sports (G.A.M.E.S.) Awards.
  • Public Meetings Don't Slow Movement Of Storm Water Utility Fee

    Public Meetings Don't Slow Movement Of Storm Water Utility Fee

    Thursday, April 30 2015 6:00 PM EDT2015-04-30 22:00:27 GMT
    Proposed Storm Water Utility Fee Document graphicProposed Storm Water Utility Fee Document graphic
    After nearly a dozen public meetings, Augusta city leaders are moving forward with a Storm Water Utility Fee with a proposed cost that remains at more than $72 a year for the majority of homeowners.
    After nearly a dozen public meetings, Augusta city leaders are moving forward with a Storm Water Utility Fee with a proposed cost that remains at more than $72 a year for the majority of homeowners.
  • Golden Apple: Brittany Davis

    Golden Apple: Brittany Davis

    Thursday, April 30 2015 4:01 PM EDT2015-04-30 20:01:49 GMT
    Brittany Davis has a gift when it comes to art. A gift that she shares with her mom."My mother was my high school art teacher," she says. "So I grew up doing art, creating art. I always knew I was going to do something in the art field."Mrs. Davis sees a lot of progress with her students during their time with her at Fox Creek."I definitely see in my students some who come in here lacking a lot of technical abilities or background knowledge, just really flourish in their skills."That's becaus...
    Brittany Davis has a gift when it comes to art. A gift that she shares with her mom."My mother was my high school art teacher," she says. "So I grew up doing art, creating art. I always knew I was going to do something in the art field."Mrs. Davis sees a lot of progress with her students during their time with her at Fox Creek."I definitely see in my students some who come in here lacking a lot of technical abilities or background knowledge, just really flourish in their skills."That's becaus...
  • GRU Professor Finds Fun Way to Spread Dental Hygiene

    GRU Professor Finds Fun Way to Spread Dental Hygiene

    Thursday, April 30 2015 3:59 PM EDT2015-04-30 19:59:22 GMT
    Photo of a Georgia Regents University professor's coloring and activity book promoting oral healthPhoto of a Georgia Regents University professor's coloring and activity book promoting oral health
    A Georgia Regents University professor creates a coloring and activity book to help children learn about oral health. WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose has the story.
    A Georgia Regents University professor creates a coloring and activity book to help children learn about oral health. WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose has the story.
  • 4th Annual GoodBoats For Goodwill Dragon Boat Festival To Be Held Saturday

    4th Annual GoodBoats For Goodwill Dragon Boat Festival To Be Held Saturday

    Thursday, April 30 2015 3:35 PM EDT2015-04-30 19:35:36 GMT
    Photo of dragon boats from a previous GoodBoats for Goodwill festivalPhoto of dragon boats from a previous GoodBoats for Goodwill festival
    The annual GoodBoats for Goodwill dragon boat race and cultural festival returns for its fourth year to Augusta's Lake Olmstead Park from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 2nd.
    The annual GoodBoats for Goodwill dragon boat race and cultural festival returns for its fourth year to Augusta's Lake Olmstead Park from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 2nd.
  • Augusta Wants A Pass When It Comes To Protecting The Past

    Augusta Wants A Pass When It Comes To Protecting The Past

    Thursday, April 30 2015 3:01 PM EDT2015-04-30 19:01:04 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
    Augusta wants out from under having the go before the Historic Preservation Commission when it comes to the design of its building. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Augusta wants out from under having the go before the Historic Preservation Commission when it comes to the design of its building. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • First Tee of Augusta Student Wins Trip To Wells Fargo Championship

    First Tee of Augusta Student Wins Trip To Wells Fargo Championship

    Thursday, April 30 2015 1:53 PM EDT2015-04-30 17:53:30 GMT
    Madison HarwellMadison Harwell
    Madison has been playing golf at the First Tee for seven years.
    Madison has been playing golf at the First Tee for seven years.
  • Mayor Hardie Davis says he Sympathizes with Baltimore Mayor

    Mayor Hardie Davis says he Sympathizes with Baltimore Mayor

    Thursday, April 30 2015 12:12 PM EDT2015-04-30 16:12:13 GMT
    News Channel 6 caught up with Augusta's Mayor to see how he feels about the current situation in Baltimore. He says, Mayor Blake is doing a great job.
    News Channel 6 caught up with Augusta's Mayor to see how he feels about the current situation in Baltimore. He says, Mayor Blake is doing a great job.
  • Roaming Goats Captured Using Cheetos

    Roaming Goats Captured Using Cheetos

    Thursday, April 30 2015 12:03 PM EDT2015-04-30 16:03:16 GMT
    Photo of a goat being fed Cheetos by an Animal Control officer in Savannah, GeorgiaPhoto of a goat being fed Cheetos by an Animal Control officer in Savannah, Georgia
    If you have ever been to a petting zoo before, you have probably fed a goat. But, you probably never thought to give them Cheetos.
    If you have ever been to a petting zoo before, you have probably fed a goat. But, you probably never thought to give them Cheetos.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Child Shot, Killed Identified; Teen Arrested In Shooting

    UPDATED ON 6: Child Shot, Killed Identified; Teen Arrested In Shooting

    Thursday, April 30 2015 10:29 AM EDT2015-04-30 14:29:36 GMT
    Photo taken on the 1200 block of Holden Drive in Augusta where a toddler was reportedly shot and killed Wednesday afternoonPhoto taken on the 1200 block of Holden Drive in Augusta where a toddler was reportedly shot and killed Wednesday afternoon
    We have learned more information on a deadly shooting that happened Wednesday involving an infant.
    We have learned more information on a deadly shooting that happened Wednesday involving an infant.
  • UPDATE: Smoke Prompts Evacuation of Local Plant

    UPDATE: Smoke Prompts Evacuation of Local Plant

    Thursday, April 30 2015 9:29 AM EDT2015-04-30 13:29:58 GMT
    Employees at a Columbia County Plants evacuate the building after smoke is spotted coming from heating and air vents.
    Employees at a Columbia County Plants evacuate the building after smoke is spotted coming from heating and air vents.
  • City of Augusta Will Host Hornsby 8th Graders at Municipal Building

    City of Augusta Will Host Hornsby 8th Graders at Municipal Building

    Thursday, April 30 2015 8:31 AM EDT2015-04-30 12:31:29 GMT
    Today some local 8th grade students will get a first hand look at how Augusta's government works.
    Today some local 8th grade students will get a first hand look at how Augusta's government works.
  • Former Columbia County Deputy Paid by Private Attorneys to Refer Clients

    Former Columbia County Deputy Paid by Private Attorneys to Refer Clients

    Thursday, April 30 2015 8:20 AM EDT2015-04-30 12:20:11 GMT
    New information about a former Columbia County deputy, charged in 2013, with violating his oath. Records obtained by News Channel 6 confirm the deputy was being paid by private attorneys to refer clients to them.
    New information about a former Columbia County deputy, charged in 2013, with violating his oath. Records obtained by News Channel 6 confirm the deputy was being paid by private attorneys to refer clients to them.
  • Local Gun Store Owner Gives Tips For Gun Safety

    Local Gun Store Owner Gives Tips For Gun Safety

    Thursday, April 30 2015 7:48 AM EDT2015-04-30 11:48:22 GMT
    In light of Wednesday's tragedy, a local gun store is offering tips on gun safety. For ultimate security, it is recommended that keeping it padlocked in a box is the best idea.Also keeping a gun loaded is just as dangers as giving a child keys to a car. Steven Fishman, President of Sidney's Department Store, "If a five-year-old can get in a car and pretend to be driving it and somehow get it out of gear he now has a three-thousand pound blunt instrument. You have to be cautious about this. Yo...
    In light of Wednesday's tragedy, a local gun store is offering tips on gun safety. For ultimate security, it is recommended that keeping it padlocked in a box is the best idea.Also keeping a gun loaded is just as dangers as giving a child keys to a car. Steven Fishman, President of Sidney's Department Store, "If a five-year-old can get in a car and pretend to be driving it and somehow get it out of gear he now has a three-thousand pound blunt instrument. You have to be cautious about this. Yo...
  • 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, April 30 2015 7:11 AM EDT2015-04-30 11:11:41 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.
  • The Salvation Army Responds to Devastating Earthquake in Nepal

    Thursday, April 30 2015 1:49 AM EDT2015-04-30 05:49:34 GMT

    The Salvation Army is mobilizing emergency response personnel and supplies in Nepal. Donations are needed now!

    The Salvation Army is mobilizing emergency response personnel and supplies in Nepal. Donations are needed now!

  • New Part of Laney-Walker Revitalization Project Launches

    New Part of Laney-Walker Revitalization Project Launches

    Wednesday, April 29 2015 6:50 PM EDT2015-04-29 22:50:47 GMT
    The second part of the Laney Walker / Bethlehem Revitalization Project is not completed yet, but the city has two homes finished that are ready for families who want to be a part of the historic communities.
    The second part of the Laney Walker / Bethlehem Revitalization Project is not completed yet, but the city has two homes finished that are ready for families who want to be a part of the historic communities.
  • Community Wants Answers After Gary Jones' Termination

    Community Wants Answers After Gary Jones' Termination

    Community Wants Answers After Gary Jones' Termination

    Wednesday, April 29 2015 6:07 PM EDT2015-04-29 22:07:01 GMT
    The surprise dismissal of Grovetown Pubic Safety Chief Gary Jones has many in the community questioning the city on what exactly happened.Jones told News Channel 6 that he was fired during a meeting with the City Administrator and City Attorney. This coming after he sent Administrator Shirley Beasley an e-mail saying he did not feel supported in his role as police chief.Many are still trying to digest the fact that their new chief is gone. Some are wondering what really happened and want an e...
    The surprise dismissal of Grovetown Pubic Safety Chief Gary Jones has many in the community questioning the city on what exactly happened.Jones told News Channel 6 that he was fired during a meeting with the City Administrator and City Attorney. This coming after he sent Administrator Shirley Beasley an e-mail saying he did not feel supported in his role as police chief.Many are still trying to digest the fact that their new chief is gone. Some are wondering what really happened and want an e...
  • Maples Ferry Way To Be Temporarily Closed

    Maples Ferry Way To Be Temporarily Closed

    Wednesday, April 29 2015 6:03 PM EDT2015-04-29 22:03:21 GMT
    Graphic detailing the area of a temporary road closure that starts Thursday, April 30th at 8:30 on Maples Ferry Way in Columbia CountyGraphic detailing the area of a temporary road closure that starts Thursday, April 30th at 8:30 on Maples Ferry Way in Columbia County
    We have a temporary road closure to tell you about in Columbia County on Maples Ferry Way.
    We have a temporary road closure to tell you about in Columbia County on Maples Ferry Way.
  • Georgia Woman Arrested For Making Facebook Threats Against Police

    Georgia Woman Arrested For Making Facebook Threats Against Police

    Wednesday, April 29 2015 5:23 PM EDT2015-04-29 21:23:58 GMT
    Mug shot of Ebony Dickens (Credit WSB-TV/ABC News)Mug shot of Ebony Dickens (Credit WSB-TV/ABC News)
    An Atlanta woman who is accused of making serious threats about police officers on her Facebook page is in jail.
    An Atlanta woman who is accused of making serious threats about police officers on her Facebook page is in jail.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Man Accused Of Shooting, Killing Wife In McDuffie County

    UPDATED ON 6: Man Accused Of Shooting, Killing Wife In McDuffie County

    Wednesday, April 29 2015 4:34 PM EDT2015-04-29 20:34:38 GMT
    Mug shot of 48-year-old Danny E. Blackmon Jr. who is accused in the shooting death of his wife, 51-year-old Bobbie R. Blackmon. (Credit: McDuffie County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of 48-year-old Danny E. Blackmon Jr. who is accused in the shooting death of his wife, 51-year-old Bobbie R. Blackmon. (Credit: McDuffie County Sheriff's Office)
    WJBF News Channel 6 has just learned the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is investigating a murder in McDuffie County.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has just learned the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is investigating a murder in McDuffie County.
  • WJBF EXTRA: Gun Safety 101

    WJBF EXTRA: Gun Safety 101

    Wednesday, April 29 2015 3:03 PM EDT2015-04-29 19:03:37 GMT
    Photo of WJBF News Channel 6's Kimberely Scott firing a handgunPhoto of WJBF News Channel 6's Kimberely Scott firing a handgun
    Join WJBF News Channel 6's Kimberely Scott on Monday, May 4th for invaluable gun safety tips...to keep YOUR family out of harm's way.
    Join WJBF News Channel 6's Kimberely Scott on Monday, May 4th for invaluable gun safety tips...to keep YOUR family out of harm's way.
  • Paine College Releases Students For Non-Payment Of Tuition

    Paine College Releases Students For Non-Payment Of Tuition

    Wednesday, April 29 2015 2:16 PM EDT2015-04-29 18:16:48 GMT
    Photo of Paine College's campus in downtown AugustaPhoto of Paine College's campus in downtown Augusta
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that some students at Paine College are being released for not paying their tuition.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that some students at Paine College are being released for not paying their tuition.
  • Governor Nathan Deal to Sign Autism Bill

    Governor Nathan Deal to Sign Autism Bill

    Wednesday, April 29 2015 11:29 AM EDT2015-04-29 15:29:43 GMT
    ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal will sign an autism insurance coverage bill called "Ava's law" today at 11:30 a.m.The bill passed last month forces insurance companies to cover treatment for autistic children 6 years old or younger.After Deal signs this bill into law, insurance companies will have to provide $35,000 in coverage a year.Anna Bullard says she and her daughter Ava have been pushing to this law change for seven years."All the hard work and all the people who pushed back on us a...
    ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal will sign an autism insurance coverage bill called "Ava's law" today at 11:30 a.m.The bill passed last month forces insurance companies to cover treatment for autistic children 6 years old or younger.After Deal signs this bill into law, insurance companies will have to provide $35,000 in coverage a year.Anna Bullard says she and her daughter Ava have been pushing to this law change for seven years."All the hard work and all the people who pushed back on us a...
  • Georgia Military College Augusta Students Receive All-Georgia Honor

    Georgia Military College Augusta Students Receive All-Georgia Honor

    Wednesday, April 29 2015 10:50 AM EDT2015-04-29 14:50:01 GMT
    Charles Fletcher (left), a Georgia Military College Augusta student, being honored with a Coca Cola representative.Charles Fletcher (left), a Georgia Military College Augusta student, being honored with a Coca Cola representative.
    Georgia Military College Augusta students Angie Lucas and Charles Fletcher were honored Thursday, March 12 at the Sloppy Floyd building in downtown Atlanta, overlooking the State Capitol.The students were named to the All-Georgia Academic Team, sponsored by the Coca Cola Foundation and Phi Theta Kappa, and received medallions and commemorative certificates. In attendance were college administrators and students from across the state.To be eligible for this honor, students must be nominated by...
    Georgia Military College Augusta students Angie Lucas and Charles Fletcher were honored Thursday, March 12 at the Sloppy Floyd building in downtown Atlanta, overlooking the State Capitol.The students were named to the All-Georgia Academic Team, sponsored by the Coca Cola Foundation and Phi Theta Kappa, and received medallions and commemorative certificates. In attendance were college administrators and students from across the state.To be eligible for this honor, students must be nominated by...
  • Deadly Augusta Fire Under Investigation

    Deadly Augusta Fire Under Investigation

    Wednesday, April 29 2015 10:45 AM EDT2015-04-29 14:45:11 GMT
    Photo from the scene of a house fire on 9th Avenue in Augusta that happened on Thursday, March 12thPhoto from the scene of a house fire on 9th Avenue in Augusta that happened on Thursday, March 12th
    The Richmond County Coroner's Office is investigating a death which resulted from a residence fire in March on 9th Avenue.
    The Richmond County Coroner's Office is investigating a death which resulted from a residence fire in March on 9th Avenue.
  • Accident With Injuries On Deans Bridge Road

    Accident With Injuries On Deans Bridge Road

    Wednesday, April 29 2015 10:45 AM EDT2015-04-29 14:45:05 GMT
    There is an accident with injuries on Gordon Highway and Deans Bridge Road. According to Richmond County dispatch a car is overturned.The call came in at 10:31 a.m.We do know that at least one person is injured.Gold Cross was dispatched and other first responders are headed to the scene.We have a crew headed to the scene now and will update with more information soon.
    There is an accident with injuries on Gordon Highway and Deans Bridge Road. According to Richmond County dispatch a car is overturned.The call came in at 10:31 a.m.We do know that at least one person is injured.Gold Cross was dispatched and other first responders are headed to the scene.We have a crew headed to the scene now and will update with more information soon.
  • 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 29 2015 7:19 AM EDT2015-04-29 11:19:43 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.
  • New Study Examines Long Term Effects of Bullying

    New Study Examines Long Term Effects of Bullying

    Wednesday, April 29 2015 12:37 AM EDT2015-04-29 04:37:50 GMT
    A new study is showing that childhood bullying may be more damaging than you think.
    A new study is showing that childhood bullying may be more damaging than you think.
  • The Startling Number Of People Dying While Waiting For Organ Transplants

    The Startling Number Of People Dying While Waiting For Organ Transplants

    Tuesday, April 28 2015 6:36 PM EDT2015-04-28 22:36:22 GMT

    While more people are signing up as organ donors, the numbers of people waiting are still startling. Tracy Ide from the LifeLink Foundation shares with Brad Means and viewers of The Means Report the significant difference they can make in a matter of minutes.

    While more people are signing up as organ donors, the numbers of people waiting are still startling. Tracy Ide from the LifeLink Foundation shares with Brad Means and viewers of The Means Report the significant difference they can make in a matter of minutes.


  • Explaining The Volatility In The Economy

    Explaining The Volatility In The Economy

    Tuesday, April 28 2015 6:02 PM EDT2015-04-28 22:02:13 GMT
    As the first quarter of 2015 comes to a close, Will Caywood – a financial advisor with the Fehrman Investment Group – sits down with Brad Means on the set of The Means Report to discuss the current state of the economy and what to expect going forward.
    As the first quarter of 2015 comes to a close, Will Caywood – a financial advisor with the Fehrman Investment Group – sits down with Brad Means on the set of The Means Report to discuss the current state of the economy and what to expect going forward.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Grovetown Public Safety Chief Gary Jones Fired

    UPDATED ON 6: Grovetown Public Safety Chief Gary Jones Fired

    Tuesday, April 28 2015 5:52 PM EDT2015-04-28 21:52:52 GMT
    Photo of Chief Gary JonesPhoto of Chief Gary Jones
    WJBF News Channel 6's Nicole Snyder reports on information concerning why a local police chief is out of a job.
    WJBF News Channel 6's Nicole Snyder reports on information concerning why a local police chief is out of a job.
  • Proposal Buys Time For Historic Augusta Building Facing Demolition

    Proposal Buys Time For Historic Augusta Building Facing Demolition

    Tuesday, April 28 2015 5:45 PM EDT2015-04-28 21:45:54 GMT
    Photo of two historic buldings in Augusta facing demolitionPhoto of two historic buldings in Augusta facing demolition
    Demolishing some old buildings at the Augusta Municipal Building is seen as the cheapest, easiest option for the area but a new plan could keep one building from being history by using it for history. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Demolishing some old buildings at the Augusta Municipal Building is seen as the cheapest, easiest option for the area but a new plan could keep one building from being history by using it for history. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • City Of Augusta Agrees to A Price For Berckmans Road Widening Project

    City Of Augusta Agrees to A Price For Berckmans Road Widening Project

    Tuesday, April 28 2015 5:44 PM EDT2015-04-28 21:44:00 GMT
    Photo of road construction on Berckmans RoadPhoto of road construction on Berckmans Road
    The long awaited Berckmans Road widening project is moving forward as the city is ready to sign up a contractor for the $11.2 million construction job.
    The long awaited Berckmans Road widening project is moving forward as the city is ready to sign up a contractor for the $11.2 million construction job.
  • New Emergency Notification System Comes to Columbia County

    New Emergency Notification System Comes to Columbia County

    Tuesday, April 28 2015 4:02 PM EDT2015-04-28 20:02:10 GMT
    CodeRED Emergency Notification SystemCodeRED Emergency Notification System
    Evans, GA -A new company is now running Columbia County's Emergency Notification System, something emergency officials tell us is a good thing.With this new company comes a new notification system called CodeRED. It brings to Columbia County the latest in emergencyalert technology, something that will benefit residents in any type of emergency.Register your mobile phone with the CodeRED Emergency Notification SystemLearn more about the CodeRED Emergency Notification SystemThe Code Red Emergen...
    Evans, GA -A new company is now running Columbia County's Emergency Notification System, something emergency officials tell us is a good thing.With this new company comes a new notification system called CodeRED. It brings to Columbia County the latest in emergencyalert technology, something that will benefit residents in any type of emergency.Register your mobile phone with the CodeRED Emergency Notification SystemLearn more about the CodeRED Emergency Notification SystemThe Code Red Emergen...
  • UPDATE: Domestic Dispute Leads to Stabbing in River Glen

    UPDATE: Domestic Dispute Leads to Stabbing in River Glen

    Tuesday, April 28 2015 10:26 AM EDT2015-04-28 14:26:08 GMT
    A domestic dispute at an Augusta apartment complex sent one man to the hospital after he was stabbed.
    A domestic dispute at an Augusta apartment complex sent one man to the hospital after he was stabbed.
  • Changes For Animal Ordinances In Augusta

    Changes For Animal Ordinances In Augusta

    Tuesday, April 28 2015 7:31 AM EDT2015-04-28 11:31:26 GMT
    Big changes could be on the way for animal ordinances in Augusta.The city's Animal Services Subcommittee voted in favor of 'no tethering'.They also voted in favor of allowing dogs to ride in pickup truck beds but only in areas with a speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less.A vote on mandatory spay and neuter was postponed, as was mandatory micro-chipping and licensing of dogs and cats.
    Big changes could be on the way for animal ordinances in Augusta.The city's Animal Services Subcommittee voted in favor of 'no tethering'.They also voted in favor of allowing dogs to ride in pickup truck beds but only in areas with a speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less.A vote on mandatory spay and neuter was postponed, as was mandatory micro-chipping and licensing of dogs and cats.
  • 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, April 28 2015 7:07 AM EDT2015-04-28 11:07:29 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.
  • Homeowners Say Commissioner Trey Allen Lied About New Walmart

    Homeowners Say Commissioner Trey Allen Lied About New Walmart

    Tuesday, April 28 2015 6:33 AM EDT2015-04-28 10:33:04 GMT
    Shattered Dreams graphicShattered Dreams graphic
    A new Walmart in Columbia County is causing problems for a Martinez resident who says the 24-hour store has disrupted her way of life with overnight deliveries. Our Julie Parise looked into the woman's shattered dreams in a WJBF EXTRA report.
    A new Walmart in Columbia County is causing problems for a Martinez resident who says the 24-hour store has disrupted her way of life with overnight deliveries. Our Julie Parise looked into the woman's shattered dreams in a WJBF EXTRA report.
  • Golf Tournament Raises Thousands for Local First Responders

    Golf Tournament Raises Thousands for Local First Responders

    Monday, April 27 2015 9:57 PM EDT2015-04-28 01:57:51 GMT
    The 4th Annual Support 1 Golf Tournament raised thousands of dollars for local first responders.
    The 4th Annual Support 1 Golf Tournament raised thousands of dollars for local first responders.
  • Costs Drive Augusta Leaders To Consider Demolition Of Historic Buildings

    Costs Drive Augusta Leaders To Consider Demolition Of Historic Buildings

    Monday, April 27 2015 5:32 PM EDT2015-04-27 21:32:32 GMT
    Photo of two historics buldings in Augusta facing demolitionPhoto of two historics buldings in Augusta facing demolition
    In with the new could mean out with some old buildings at the Municipal Buildings campus as the City Administrator argues against preserving historic structures. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
     In with the new could mean out with some old buildings at the Municipal Buildings campus as the City Administrator argues against preserving historic structures
  • Some Parents Opt Out of First Year of Georgia Milestones

    Some Parents Opt Out of First Year of Georgia Milestones

    Some Parents Opt Out of First Year of Georgia Milestones

    Monday, April 27 2015 5:23 PM EDT2015-04-27 21:23:48 GMT
    In Columbia County, state testing for elementary and middle school students is in full swing. This is the first year Georgia Milestones will replace the CRCT exams in schools across the state in grades three through eight. Students in grades three through eight are experiencing the biggest change when it comes to testing. The test won't count this year, since it's new, and that has some parents opting out of having their kids take the test. It's a new type of test that's moving the state of...
    In Columbia County, state testing for elementary and middle school students is in full swing. This is the first year Georgia Milestones will replace the CRCT exams in schools across the state in grades three through eight. Students in grades three through eight are experiencing the biggest change when it comes to testing. The test won't count this year, since it's new, and that has some parents opting out of having their kids take the test. It's a new type of test that's moving the state of...
  • UPDATED ON 6: School Bus Involved In Crash On Fury's Ferry Road

    UPDATED ON 6: School Bus Involved In Crash On Fury's Ferry Road

    Monday, April 27 2015 4:39 PM EDT2015-04-27 20:39:45 GMT
    Photo from the scene of a crash involving a school bus at the intersection of Fury's Ferry Road and North Belair RoadPhoto from the scene of a crash involving a school bus at the intersection of Fury's Ferry Road and North Belair Road
    We have learned more information concerning a Monday afternoon crash involving a school bus in Columbia County.
    We have learned more information concerning a Monday afternoon crash involving a school bus in Columbia County.
  • "Out There...Somewhere": Let's Face It, He's Cut Out For This Job

    "Out There...Somewhere": Let's Face It, He's Cut Out For This Job

    Monday, April 27 2015 3:56 PM EDT2015-04-27 19:56:58 GMT
    Photo of one of Bob Evans' KnobbitsPhoto of one of Bob Evans' Knobbits
    He's the mind behind the Knobbits, and there's no place like gnome for Bob Evans. He's "Out There...Somewhere" with WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola.
    He's the mind behind the Knobbits, and there's no place like gnome for Bob Evans. He's "Out There...Somewhere" with WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola.
  • South Augusta District To Get Another Storm Water Fee Meeting

    South Augusta District To Get Another Storm Water Fee Meeting

    Monday, April 27 2015 3:38 PM EDT2015-04-27 19:38:55 GMT
    Photo of the Storm Water Utility Fee Coverage areaPhoto of the Storm Water Utility Fee Coverage area
    There's been one well attended meeting already in District 8, but the Commissioner there wants to give residents another crack to comment on the proposed Storm Water Utility Fee.
    There's been one well attended meeting already in District 8, but the Commissioner there wants to give residents another crack to comment on the proposed Storm Water Utility Fee.
  • City Considers Demolishing Historic Structures At Municipal Building

    City Considers Demolishing Historic Structures At Municipal Building

    Monday, April 27 2015 3:33 PM EDT2015-04-27 19:33:37 GMT
    Photo of two historic buildings facing demolition in downtown AugustaPhoto of two historic buildings facing demolition in downtown Augusta
    After being saved two years ago, two 150-year-old city-owned structures at the Augusta Municipal Building are about to be torn down as renovations near completion.
    After being saved two years ago, two 150-year-old city-owned structures at the Augusta Municipal Building are about to be torn down as renovations near completion.
  • Live VIPIR 6 Weather Team Explains Rain Percentages

    Live VIPIR 6 Weather Team Explains Rain Percentages

    Monday, April 27 2015 2:39 PM EDT2015-04-27 18:39:34 GMT
    "Probability of Precipitation" explainer"Probability of Precipitation" explainer
    Augusta, GA - Each six-day forecast here in the CSRA always seems to include the possibility of rain at some point.Like all meteorologists acrossthe world, we express that possibility in terms of probability using percentages. Let's use a 30% chance of rain for example. What doesthat mean? It means that there is a 30% chance that a randomly selected location in the CSRA will experience rainfall.It also means there is a 70% chance that a randomly selected location in the CSRA will NOT see rain...
    Augusta, GA - Each six-day forecast here in the CSRA always seems to include the possibility of rain at some point.Like all meteorologists acrossthe world, we express that possibility in terms of probability using percentages. Let's use a 30% chance of rain for example. What doesthat mean? It means that there is a 30% chance that a randomly selected location in the CSRA will experience rainfall.It also means there is a 70% chance that a randomly selected location in the CSRA will NOT see rain...
  • UPDATE: Suspect In Custody In Theft By Taking Case

    UPDATE: Suspect In Custody In Theft By Taking Case

    Monday, April 27 2015 2:31 PM EDT2015-04-27 18:31:51 GMT
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in finding a female suspect wanted in connection with a theft from a residence. The suspect is Tiffany Moore, 35, is 5'01" and 125 lbs. She may be armed and using her maiden name Stein. She is known to frequent the Hephzibah area and previously lived on Turkey Trail. Moore has an active theft warrant on her.Any information concerning this suspect, please contact Inv. Daryl Oehrlein, or any Property Crimes Investigator at the Richmond Cou...
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in finding a female suspect wanted in connection with a theft from a residence. The suspect is Tiffany Moore, 35, is 5'01" and 125 lbs. She may be armed and using her maiden name Stein. She is known to frequent the Hephzibah area and previously lived on Turkey Trail. Moore has an active theft warrant on her.Any information concerning this suspect, please contact Inv. Daryl Oehrlein, or any Property Crimes Investigator at the Richmond Cou...
  • 3 Arrested in Armed Robberies; Deputies Searching for Last Suspect

    UPDATE: All Suspects Arrested in Armed Robberies

    UPDATE: All Suspects Arrested in Armed Robberies

    Monday, April 27 2015 2:14 PM EDT2015-04-27 18:14:40 GMT
    Four people are in the Richmond Countyjail in connection to several robberies, two of them charged in a home invasion.
    Four people are in the Richmond Countyjail in connection to several robberies, two of them charged in a home invasion.
  • How To Register Your Cell Phone To Receive Columbia County Emergency Notifications

    How To Register Your Cell Phone To Receive Columbia County Emergency Notifications

    Monday, April 27 2015 12:57 PM EDT2015-04-27 16:57:07 GMT
    Code Repp Emergency App Logo graphicCode Repp Emergency App Logo graphic
    If you haven't registered your cell phone to receive Emergency Notifications from Columbia County authorities, click for information on how to register.
    If you haven't registered your cell phone to receive Emergency Notifications from Columbia County authorities, click for information on how to register.
  • Church Nursery Named after GSU Student Killed in a Car Wreck

    Church Nursery Named after GSU Student Killed in a Car Wreck

    Monday, April 27 2015 9:02 AM EDT2015-04-27 13:02:29 GMT
    Caitlyn Baggett's hometown church has named their nursery after the GSU nursing student.
    Caitlyn Baggett's hometown church has named their nursery after the GSU nursing student.
  • Atlanta HS Teacher Killed In Wreck With Prom-Going-Teens

    Atlanta HS Teacher Killed In Wreck With Prom-Going Teens

    Atlanta HS Teacher Killed In Wreck With Prom-Going Teens

    Monday, April 27 2015 8:08 AM EDT2015-04-27 12:08:33 GMT
    Leah O'Brien-HS Teacher Lakeside HS (Atlanta)Leah O'Brien-HS Teacher Lakeside HS (Atlanta)
    An Atlanta high school teacher has died after a car crash with two students on their way to her school's prom.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://on-ajc.com/1EvsZ3P) reports 33-year-old Leah O'Brien of Decatur collided with two teenagers on their way to the Lakeside High School (Atlanta) prom in DeKalb County Saturday night. O'Brian taught family and consumer sciences at Lakeside in northeast Atlanta and served as a dance team sponsor.The two teenagers were taken to the hospital with non...
    An Atlanta high school teacher has died after a car crash with two students on their way to her school's prom.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://on-ajc.com/1EvsZ3P) reports 33-year-old Leah O'Brien of Decatur collided with two teenagers on their way to the Lakeside High School (Atlanta) prom in DeKalb County Saturday night. O'Brian taught family and consumer sciences at Lakeside in northeast Atlanta and served as a dance team sponsor.The two teenagers were taken to the hospital with non...
  • 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, April 27 2015 7:09 AM EDT2015-04-27 11:09:50 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 Aviation First All-Female Charter Crew

    Augusta Aviation First All-Female Charter Crew

    Sunday, April 26 2015 8:59 PM EDT2015-04-27 00:59:35 GMT
    Augusta AviationAugusta Aviation
    Augusta Aviation is now the home of a very rare sight - the first all-female crew flying charters across state lines. 
    Augusta Aviation is now the home of a very rare sight - the first all-female crew flying charters across state lines. 
  • Person Tries to Rob Check Cashing Business

    Person Tries to Rob Check Cashing Business

    Sunday, April 26 2015 10:35 AM EDT2015-04-26 14:35:02 GMT
    Armed Robbery Police Car Caution Tape graphicArmed Robbery Police Car Caution Tape graphic
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for the person who tried to break into a check cashing business.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for the person who tried to break into a check cashing business.
  • GMA Sunday Headlines: April 26, 2015

    GMA Sunday Headlines: April 26, 2015

    Sunday, April 26 2015 9:08 AM EDT2015-04-26 13:08:14 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Evans Woman is 'Sexiest Vegan Next Door' Finalist

    Evans Woman is 'Sexiest Vegan Next Door' Finalist

    Sunday, April 26 2015 6:22 AM EDT2015-04-26 10:22:18 GMT
    It's time for PETA to name this year's Sexiest Vegan Next Door—and 42-year-old Evans resident Charina Baker might just take home the title. She beat out hundreds of other entrants from across the U.S. to become one of 10 female contestants to advance to the final round.
    It's time for PETA to name this year's Sexiest Vegan Next Door—and 42-year-old Evans resident Charina Baker might just take home the title. She beat out hundreds of other entrants from across the U.S. to become one of 10 female contestants to advance to the final round.
  • Car Accident Causes Gas Leak

    Car Accident Causes Gas Leak

    Saturday, April 25 2015 6:11 PM EDT2015-04-25 22:11:43 GMT
    Officials have confirmed a two car accident has caused a gas Leak in North Augusta.
    Officials have confirmed a two car accident has caused a gas Leak in North Augusta.
  • Update: Man Robbed, Shot in the Leg in Augusta

    Update: Man Robbed, Shot in the Leg in Augusta

    Saturday, April 25 2015 10:37 AM EDT2015-04-25 14:37:26 GMT
    Shooting Investigation graphicShooting Investigation graphic
    Richmond County Deputies are looking into a shooting at Mount Zion Garden Apartments on Amsterdam Drive.
    Richmond County Deputies are looking into a shooting at Mount Zion Garden Apartments on Amsterdam Drive.
  • GMA Saturday Headlines: April 25, 2015

    GMA Saturday Headlines: April 25, 2015

    Saturday, April 25 2015 8:32 AM EDT2015-04-25 12:32:21 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.
  • Friends Remember GSU Nursing Student Killed in Car Crash

    Friends Remember GSU Nursing Student Killed in Car Crash

    Friday, April 24 2015 6:49 PM EDT2015-04-24 22:49:20 GMT
    One of the five Georgia Southern University students killed in a car accident on Wednesday was a CSRA native. Caitlyn Baggett was born and raised in Millen, Ga. Now her family and friends are remembering her for the kind-hearted person she always was.
    One of the five Georgia Southern University students killed in a car accident on Wednesday was a CSRA native. Caitlyn Baggett was born and raised in Millen, Ga. Now her family and friends are remembering her for the kind-hearted person she always was.
  • Investigation Into Truck Involved In Accident That Killed 5 GSU Students Finds Hundreds Of Violations

    Investigation Into Truck Involved In Accident That Killed 5 GSU Students Finds Hundreds Of Violations

    Friday, April 24 2015 6:47 PM EDT2015-04-24 22:47:29 GMT
    Photo from the scene of a deadly crash on I-16 that happened Wednesday. Five Georgia Southern University nursing students were killed in the crash (Credit: ABC News)Photo from the scene of a deadly crash on I-16 that happened Wednesday. Five Georgia Southern University nursing students were killed in the crash (Credit: ABC News)
    A check of the company that owns a truck involved in a deadly crash on I-16, in which 5 Georgia Southern University nursing students died, shows hundreds of violations.
    A check of the company that owns a truck involved in a deadly crash on I-16, in which 5 Georgia Southern University nursing students died, shows hundreds of violations.
  • RCSO Talks Supreme Court Traffic Stop Ruling

    RCSO Talks Supreme Court Traffic Stop Ruling

    Friday, April 24 2015 5:19 PM EDT2015-04-24 21:19:51 GMT
    The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that prolonging traffic stops without reasonable suspicion violates the constitution's protection against unreasonable seizures.
    The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that prolonging traffic stops without reasonable suspicion violates the constitution's protection against unreasonable seizures.
  • Advance Notice Of Power Outages For Some Harlem Residents

    Advance Notice Of Power Outages For Some Harlem Residents

    Friday, April 24 2015 1:23 PM EDT2015-04-24 17:23:27 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Georgia Power Company customers in the Harlem area will experience two short power outages on Sunday, April 26th. The planned outages will occur at 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and each will last approximately five minutes. According to an area manager with Georgia Power, the outages are associated with planned maintenance and equipment testing at the Harlem Substation.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Georgia Power Company customers in the Harlem area will experience two short power outages on Sunday, April 26th. The planned outages will occur at 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and each will last approximately five minutes. According to an area manager with Georgia Power, the outages are associated with planned maintenance and equipment testing at the Harlem Substation.
  • ATF Offers Reward in Two South Carolina Homicide Investigations

    ATF Offers Reward in Two South Carolina Homicide Investigations

    Friday, April 24 2015 1:01 PM EDT2015-04-24 17:01:54 GMT
    Police lights graphicPolice lights graphic
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), has announced a reward up to $5,000.00, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Donnie Lee Brooks Junior.On January 11, 2015, Donnie Lee Brooks Junior was shot and killed in the Ridgeview Manor Apartments in North Augusta, S.C. The suspect/s fled the scene and has not been identified to date.This violent crime is being investigated by the ATF Reg...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), has announced a reward up to $5,000.00, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Donnie Lee Brooks Junior.On January 11, 2015, Donnie Lee Brooks Junior was shot and killed in the Ridgeview Manor Apartments in North Augusta, S.C. The suspect/s fled the scene and has not been identified to date.This violent crime is being investigated by the ATF Reg...
  • Georgia University Cancels Classes In Flap Over Flag Protest

    Georgia University Cancels Classes In Flap Over Flag Protest

    Friday, April 24 2015 12:16 PM EDT2015-04-24 16:16:24 GMT
    VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Uproar over a protest in which demonstrators walked on an American flag has prompted a south Georgia university to cancel classes ahead of a rally expected to draw crowds of flag supporters to Valdosta.Valdosta State University posted a message on its website saying Friday classes were canceled "in the interest of the safety of our students, faculty, and staff." A large rally in support of the American flag is planned outside the campus Friday afternoon.WALB-TV reports th...
    VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Uproar over a protest in which demonstrators walked on an American flag has prompted a south Georgia university to cancel classes ahead of a rally expected to draw crowds of flag supporters to Valdosta.Valdosta State University posted a message on its website saying Friday classes were canceled "in the interest of the safety of our students, faculty, and staff." A large rally in support of the American flag is planned outside the campus Friday afternoon.WALB-TV reports th...
  • Road Closure On Old Evans Road

    Road Closure On Old Evans Road

    Friday, April 24 2015 8:27 AM EDT2015-04-24 12:27:04 GMT
    The Riverwatch Parkway Extension project will cause some detours beginning Friday April 24th.The Georgia Department of Transportation will close Old Evans Road near Conner Drive at 9 p.m.The road will be closed so that a 36-inch sanitary sewer line can be installed.Detour signs will be in place this weekend to get you around the work area.The road is scheduled to reopen at 7 a.m. Monday.
    The Riverwatch Parkway Extension project will cause some detours beginning Friday April 24th.The Georgia Department of Transportation will close Old Evans Road near Conner Drive at 9 p.m.The road will be closed so that a 36-inch sanitary sewer line can be installed.Detour signs will be in place this weekend to get you around the work area.The road is scheduled to reopen at 7 a.m. Monday.
  • WJBF EXTRA: Inside Heart Health

    WJBF EXTRA: Inside Heart Health

    Friday, April 24 2015 8:18 AM EDT2015-04-24 12:18:10 GMT
    Inside Heart Health report graphicInside Heart Health report graphic
    WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose will go inside the operating room to find out, first-hand, the importance of heart health and provide important details that Could Save Your Life!
    WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose will go inside the operating room to find out, first-hand, the importance of heart health and provide important details that Could Save Your Life!
  • 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, April 24 2015 7:27 AM EDT2015-04-24 11:27:06 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.
  • WJBF EXTRA: Inside Heart Health (Heart Disease, High Cholesterol, or Something Else?)

    WJBF EXTRA: Inside Heart Health (Heart Disease, High Cholesterol, or Something Else?)

    Thursday, April 23 2015 11:53 PM EDT2015-04-24 03:53:46 GMT
    Photo of an electronic cardiac monitorPhoto of an electronic cardiac monitor
    It is one of the first things your doctor will have a conversation with you about;your cholesterol level, especially if the numbers aren't good. The reason is to help keep you from becoming a victim of heart disease. According to one local heart surgeon, cholesterol control is not the key to keeping you off of his operating table. It is the sweet stuff that you need to push away after dinner each night. Our Renetta DuBose has more in a WJBF EXTRA report.
    It is one of the first things your doctor will have a conversation with you about;your cholesterol level, especially if the numbers aren't good. The reason is to help keep you from becoming a victim of heart disease. According to one local heart surgeon, cholesterol control is not the key to keeping you off of his operating table. It is the sweet stuff that you need to push away after dinner each night. Our Renetta DuBose has more in a WJBF EXTRA report.
  • GSU Mourning the Loss of 5 Nursing Students

    GSU Mourning the Loss of 5 Nursing Students

    Thursday, April 23 2015 9:52 PM EDT2015-04-24 01:52:34 GMT
    Georgia Southern students, staff, family and friends are mourning this evening. Kevin Holmes reports.
    Georgia Southern students, staff, family and friends are mourning this evening. Kevin Holmes reports.
  • James Brown Statue To Get Makeover In The Name Of Economic Development

    James Brown Statue To Get Makeover In The Name Of Economic Development

    Thursday, April 23 2015 6:59 PM EDT2015-04-23 22:59:46 GMT
    Photo of Augusta's James Brown Statue on Broad StreetPhoto of Augusta's James Brown Statue on Broad Street
    This week, Augusta Commissioners approved a new subcommittee to generate ideas to promote economic development and draw people to Augusta. The first order of business of the committee will be to draw people downtown by enhancing the James Brown Statue and surrounding area. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    This week, Augusta Commissioners approved a new subcommittee to generate ideas to promote economic development and draw people to Augusta. The first order of business of the committee will be to draw people downtown by enhancing the James Brown Statue and surrounding area. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Sheriff Roundtree, Deputies Out In Force To Ease River Glen Apartments Residents Concerns

    Sheriff Roundtree, Deputies Out In Force To Ease River Glen Apartments Residents Concerns

    Thursday, April 23 2015 6:19 PM EDT2015-04-23 22:19:26 GMT
    Richmond County Sheriff Richard Rountree talks with a River Glen Apartments resident Thursday afternoonRichmond County Sheriff Richard Rountree talks with a River Glen Apartments resident Thursday afternoon
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is trying to help out a crime-ridden apartment complex. This comes after a 54-year-old homeless man was beaten to death there early Tuesday morning. Sheriff Richard Roundtree met with residents at River Glen Apartments Thursday afternoon, and our Mike Miller tells us about the Sheriff's message to residents.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is trying to help out a crime-ridden apartment complex. This comes after a 54-year-old homeless man was beaten to death there early Tuesday morning. Sheriff Richard Roundtree met with residents at River Glen Apartments Thursday afternoon, and our Mike Miller tells us about the Sheriff's message to residents.
  • WJBF EXTRA: Inside Heart Health (Heart Disease, The Silent Killer)

    WJBF EXTRA: Inside Heart Health (Heart Disease, The Silent Killer)

    Thursday, April 23 2015 6:00 PM EDT2015-04-23 22:00:25 GMT
    Photo of an electronic cardiac monitorPhoto of an electronic cardiac monitor
    When was the last time you paid attention to how your heart beats? The rhythm, how you're breathing and how you're feeling in general? Just small changes in how you feel could mean big problems with your most important muscle. Heart disease is a silent killer. Many victims never even considered they were walking time bombs and those are the heart patients that survived. Our Renetta DuBose has more in a WJBF EXTRA report.
    When was the last time you paid attention to how your heart beats? The rhythm, how you're breathing and how you're feeling in general? Just small changes in how you feel could mean big problems with your most important muscle. Heart disease is a silent killer. Many victims never even considered they were walking time bombs and those are the heart patients that survived. Our Renetta DuBose has more in a WJBF EXTRA report.
  • Suspect In Augusta Armed Robberies Sought

    Suspect In Augusta Armed Robberies Sought

    Thursday, April 23 2015 5:27 PM EDT2015-04-23 21:27:05 GMT
    Mug shot of 22- year-old Byron Danta Harris, who is wanted in connection to two armed robberies in Augusta (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of 22- year-old Byron Danta Harris, who is wanted in connection to two armed robberies in Augusta (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from the public in locating a suspect wanted in connection to two armed robberies.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from the public in locating a suspect wanted in connection to two armed robberies.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Developer Looking At Several Options To Locate Water Park

    UPDATED ON 6: Developer Looking At Several Options To Locate Water Park

    Thursday, April 23 2015 4:36 PM EDT2015-04-23 20:36:02 GMT
    Photo of what Scuttles Island would look like from the airPhoto of what Scuttles Island would look like from the air
    The developer of a proposed water park says he is considering several locations for his water park.
    The developer of a proposed water park says he is considering several locations for his water park.
  • DEVELOPING ON 6: Teen Charged In Deadly Thomson Stabbing

    DEVELOPING ON 6: Teen Charged In Deadly Thomson Stabbing

    Thursday, April 23 2015 4:23 PM EDT2015-04-23 20:23:20 GMT
    Death Investigation graphicDeath Investigation graphic
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned there has been a deadly stabbing in Thomson, Georgia.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned there has been a deadly stabbing in Thomson, Georgia.
  • UPDATE: Victim Identified; Suspects In Custody For River Glen Murder

    UPDATE: Victim Identified; Suspects In Custody For River Glen Murder

    Thursday, April 23 2015 4:22 PM EDT2015-04-23 20:22:21 GMT
    Mug shots of 17-year-old Joshua Mormant (left) and 40-year-old Denise Pinkney (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shots of 17-year-old Joshua Mormant (left) and 40-year-old Denise Pinkney (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    Two people are behind bars in connection with the murder at River Glen Apartments. WJBF News Channel 6's Nicole Snyder has the story.
    Two people are behind bars in connection with the murder at River Glen Apartments. WJBF News Channel 6's Nicole Snyder has the story.
  • Brad Means Does My Job: Working With Gracie

    Brad Means Does My Job: Working With Gracie

    Thursday, April 23 2015 4:14 PM EDT2015-04-23 20:14:55 GMT
    Photo of WJBF News Channel 6's Brad Means with Gracie the therapy dogPhoto of WJBF News Channel 6's Brad Means with Gracie the therapy dog
    Brad Means Does My Job: Working with Gracie will air Thursday, April 30th at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on WJBF News Channel 6. In this story, Brad works with Gracie the therapy dog.
    Brad Means Does My Job: Working with Gracie will air Thursday, April 30th at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on WJBF News Channel 6. In this story, Brad works with Gracie the therapy dog.
  • Latest on GSU nursing students killed in I16 accident

    Latest on GSU nursing students killed in I16 accident

    Thursday, April 23 2015 2:48 PM EDT2015-04-23 18:48:22 GMT
    The tanker truck in the accident is no longer in the ditch.  Crews are now attempting to remove another one of the tractor trailers.   Eastbound lanes are still closed.  Stay with wsav.com for the very latest.
    The tanker truck in the accident is no longer in the ditch.  Crews are now attempting to remove another one of the tractor trailers.   Eastbound lanes are still closed.  Stay with wsav.com for the very latest.
  • Augusta Fire Department Credits Teen With Saving His Parents During House Fire

    Augusta Fire Department Credits Teen With Saving His Parents During House Fire

    Thursday, April 23 2015 1:33 PM EDT2015-04-23 17:33:19 GMT
    Photo of Steven Lambert in his tuxedoPhoto of Steven Lambert in his tuxedo
    The Augusta Fire Department saluting a brave 17-year-old who saved his parents' lives during a house fire last Saturday.
    The Augusta Fire Department saluting a brave 17-year-old who saved his parents' lives during a house fire last Saturday.
  • GEMA: Tornado Safety Tips, Infographic On Anniversary Of Outbreak

    GEMA: Tornado Safety Tips, Infographic On Anniversary Of Outbreak

    Thursday, April 23 2015 11:01 AM EDT2015-04-23 15:01:31 GMT
    Ready Georgia Tornado Shelter Tips graphicReady Georgia Tornado Shelter Tips graphic
    With the anniversary of one of Georgia's most devastating tornado outbreaks just a few days away and the potential for severe weather this weekend, GEMA is encouraging all residents to be informed, make a plan and build a kit for severe storms.
    With the anniversary of one of Georgia's most devastating tornado outbreaks just a few days away and the potential for severe weather this weekend, GEMA is encouraging all residents to be informed, make a plan and build a kit for severe storms.
  • Where Will Scuttle's Island Water Park Be Built?

    Where Will Scuttle's Island Water Park Be Built?

    Thursday, April 23 2015 9:17 AM EDT2015-04-23 13:17:52 GMT
    Photo of an artist's rendering of what Cuttle's Island would look like when completedPhoto of an artist's rendering of what Cuttle's Island would look like when completed
    A proposed water park will no longer happen in Columbia County. Now, the developer wants to build somewhere else. WJBF News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
    A proposed water park will no longer happen in Columbia County. Now, the developer wants to build somewhere else. WJBF News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
  • Dr. Azziz's Last State of the Enterprise Address

    Update: Azziz Looks to the Future During Last State of the Enterprise Address

    Update: Azziz Looks to the Future During Last State of the Enterprise Address

    Thursday, April 23 2015 7:52 AM EDT2015-04-23 11:52:22 GMT
    The President of Georgia Regents University gave his final State of the Enterprise address on Wednesday.
    The President of Georgia Regents University gave his final State of the Enterprise address on Wednesday.
  • UPDATE: SUSPECTS ARRESTED in Wrightsville, Georgia Robbery

    UPDATE: SUSPECTS ARRESTED in Wrightsville, Georgia Robbery

    Thursday, April 23 2015 7:24 AM EDT2015-04-23 11:24:16 GMT
    The Wrightsville, Georgia Police Department needs your help tonight in identifying two suspects involved in an armed robbery at D&D Package Shop Monday, April 20th.
    The Wrightsville, Georgia Police Department needs your help tonight in identifying two suspects involved in an armed robbery at D&D Package Shop Monday, April 20th.
  • 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, April 23 2015 7:15 AM EDT2015-04-23 11:15:06 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.
  • Georgia Southern University mourns loss of 5 students in tragic accident

    Georgia Southern University mourns loss of 5 students in tragic accident

    Thursday, April 23 2015 1:44 AM EDT2015-04-23 05:44:05 GMT
     Georgia Southern University came together to mourn the loss of 5 nursing students on Wednesday. They were killed in an car accident on I-16 in Bryan County.
     Georgia Southern University came together to mourn the loss of 5 nursing students on Wednesday. They were killed in an car accident on I-16 in Bryan County.

  • GSU Students Killed in Accident Identified

    GSU Students Killed in Accident Identified

    Wednesday, April 22 2015 10:12 PM EDT2015-04-23 02:12:59 GMT
    The campus of Georgia Southern University is mourning the loss of five students this afternoon. The University has notified the student body that the following nursing students, all juniors, were killed in an accident on I-16.
    The campus of Georgia Southern University is mourning the loss of five students this afternoon. The University has notified the student body that the following nursing students, all juniors, were killed in an accident on I-16.
  • Governor Deal Sets Date to Sign Ava’s Law

    Governor Deal Sets Date to Sign Ava’s Law

    Autism bill brings hope to thousands of Georgia kids.
    Autism bill brings hope to thousands of Georgia kids.
  • Golden Apple: Teresa Anthony

    Golden Apple: Teresa Anthony

    Wednesday, April 22 2015 9:16 PM EDT2015-04-23 01:16:59 GMT
    Teresa Anthony was meant to be in this classroom making these sweet sounds."It was something I was born with. I had a talent that my parents recognized when I was very young," she says. Ms. Anthony started taking piano lessons when she was 5. At first, her parents did not purchase a piano for their home."So I practiced at my grandmother's house for about two years, and then on my first recital after the first year of piano lessons. My mom said I came home and played everybody else's piano pie...
    Teresa Anthony was meant to be in this classroom making these sweet sounds."It was something I was born with. I had a talent that my parents recognized when I was very young," she says. Ms. Anthony started taking piano lessons when she was 5. At first, her parents did not purchase a piano for their home."So I practiced at my grandmother's house for about two years, and then on my first recital after the first year of piano lessons. My mom said I came home and played everybody else's piano pie...
  • Senators Isakson, Perdue Praise Passage Legislation to Help Victims of Human Trafficking

    Senators Isakson, Perdue Praise Passage Legislation to Help Victims of Human Trafficking

    Wednesday, April 22 2015 6:54 PM EDT2015-04-22 22:54:45 GMT
    U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) praised Senate passage of bipartisan legislation to help victims of human trafficking.
    U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) praised Senate passage of bipartisan legislation to help victims of human trafficking.
  • Major CNT Bust Targets Meth Selling Gang Operating Across The State

    Major CNT Bust Targets Meth Selling Gang Operating Across The State

    Wednesday, April 22 2015 5:35 PM EDT2015-04-22 21:35:55 GMT
    Ashleigh CraigAshleigh Craig
    A major gang selling Meth throughout the state of Georgia – largely organized from prison. It's an organization the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team has been working to take down for more than a year and a half.
    A major gang selling Meth throughout the state of Georgia – largely organized from prison. It's an organization the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team has been working to take down for more than a year and a half.
  • Watches and Warnings: Know the Difference During Severe Weather Season

    Watches and Warnings: Know the Difference During Severe Weather Season

    Wednesday, April 22 2015 2:27 PM EDT2015-04-22 18:27:31 GMT
    Difference between a watch and a warningDifference between a watch and a warning
    Augusta, GA - As severe weather season continues, it's important to know the difference between a watch and a warning.A watch is issued when conditions are favorable for development. They are issued up to 6 hours in advance, depending on the type of watch. Be prepared to take action when a watch is issued. A warning is issued when severe weather is occurring and/or is detected by doppler radar. Warnings are issued anywhere from a few minutes up to an hour before severe storms impact a given l...
    Augusta, GA - As severe weather season continues, it's important to know the difference between a watch and a warning.A watch is issued when conditions are favorable for development. They are issued up to 6 hours in advance, depending on the type of watch. Be prepared to take action when a watch is issued. A warning is issued when severe weather is occurring and/or is detected by doppler radar. Warnings are issued anywhere from a few minutes up to an hour before severe storms impact a given l...
  • Richmond County BOE Votes For Flexibility Option

    Richmond County BOE Votes For Flexibility Option

    Wednesday, April 22 2015 8:59 AM EDT2015-04-22 12:59:54 GMT
    The Richmond County Board of Education makes a decision about how to run the district.The school district decided to go with flexibility option I-E2 which gives the board flexibility to innovate.School systems in Georgia must choose an option by the June 30th deadline.School Board Members say the I-E2 option was the best choice for the students in Richmond County.Jack Padgett with the Richmond County School Board says, "Under the current system we would not have any exemptions for classroom s...
    The Richmond County Board of Education makes a decision about how to run the district.The school district decided to go with flexibility option I-E2 which gives the board flexibility to innovate.School systems in Georgia must choose an option by the June 30th deadline.School Board Members say the I-E2 option was the best choice for the students in Richmond County.Jack Padgett with the Richmond County School Board says, "Under the current system we would not have any exemptions for classroom s...
  • Sean Frantom Sworn In For District 7

    Sean Frantom Sworn In For District 7

    Wednesday, April 22 2015 8:09 AM EDT2015-04-22 12:09:01 GMT
    Sean Frantom being sworn-inSean Frantom being sworn-in
    Augusta's newest Commissioner is officially on the job.Sean Frantom taking the oath of office Tuesday before taking the District 7 seat.Frantom defeated sitting commissioner Hap Harris, who was nominated by Mayor Pro-Tem Grady Smith.
    Augusta's newest Commissioner is officially on the job.Sean Frantom taking the oath of office Tuesday before taking the District 7 seat.Frantom defeated sitting commissioner Hap Harris, who was nominated by Mayor Pro-Tem Grady Smith.
  • Lights of the South Gets Green Light

    Lights of the South Gets Green Light

    Wednesday, April 22 2015 7:47 AM EDT2015-04-22 11:47:23 GMT
    A popular Columbia County attraction is a go for this winter. Lights of the South will be in operation following months of Planning and Zoning Commissioners calling for owner Benjamin Bell to make changes. Bell has spent most of this year waiting to tell his supporters one thing. “Merry Christmas!” 
    A popular Columbia County attraction is a go for this winter. Lights of the South will be in operation following months of Planning and Zoning Commissioners calling for owner Benjamin Bell to make changes. Bell has spent most of this year waiting to tell his supporters one thing. “Merry Christmas!” 
  • 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 22 2015 7:03 AM EDT2015-04-22 11:03:25 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 Pastor Credits Presence in Troubled Community to Lower Crime Rates

    Local Pastor Credits Presence in Troubled Community to Lower Crime Rates

    Local Pastor Credits Presence in Troubled Community to Lower Crime Rates

    Tuesday, April 21 2015 4:29 PM EDT2015-04-21 20:29:01 GMT
    The Richmond County Sheriff's office is investigating a murder in an east Augusta neighborhood from late Monday night. Deputies were called to River Glen apartments around 1 a.m. River Glen has had several murders over the past few years, but Richmond County investigators said crime has actually gone down in the neighborhood. One local pastor said the presence of her ministry is helping build the community back up. “When they hear, blessings, they come running," said Pastor Angela Harden. Har...
    The Richmond County Sheriff's office is investigating a murder in an east Augusta neighborhood from late Monday night. Deputies were called to River Glen apartments around 1 a.m. River Glen has had several murders over the past few years, but Richmond County investigators said crime has actually gone down in the neighborhood. One local pastor said the presence of her ministry is helping build the community back up. “When they hear, blessings, they come running," said Pastor Angela Harden. Har...
  • Home Invasion; Three Women Robbed

    Home Invasion; Three Women Robbed

    Tuesday, April 21 2015 12:46 PM EDT2015-04-21 16:46:03 GMT
    Richmond County investigators are searching for two men who they say tied up and robbed three women on Sunday.It happened on Holden Drive, just off Central Avenue.Deputies say the suspects knocked on the door, then forced their way in and tied up two women inside.A neighbor who came over during the robbery was also tied up."Regardless of the time of day, Regardless of the day of the week if you don't recognize who it is don't answer your door. If you are feeling kinda suspicions about the sit...
    Richmond County investigators are searching for two men who they say tied up and robbed three women on Sunday.It happened on Holden Drive, just off Central Avenue.Deputies say the suspects knocked on the door, then forced their way in and tied up two women inside.A neighbor who came over during the robbery was also tied up."Regardless of the time of day, Regardless of the day of the week if you don't recognize who it is don't answer your door. If you are feeling kinda suspicions about the sit...
  • UPDATED: Augusta Man Arrested on Child Cruelty Charges

    UPDATED: Augusta Man Arrested on Child Cruelty Charges

    Tuesday, April 21 2015 12:13 PM EDT2015-04-21 16:13:56 GMT
    William Harold SmithWilliam Harold Smith
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has arrested an Augusta man on charges of cruelty to children. According to the incident, report deputies responded to call about a custody dispute at the 3100 block of Lake Forest Drive on Saturday April 18th. According to William Smith and his fiancee, they left their 5-year-old daughter with Smith's mother while at a birthday party at Chuckee Cheese. Smith told police his mother called and stated that she was not returning their daughter back because sh...
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has arrested an Augusta man on charges of cruelty to children. According to the incident, report deputies responded to call about a custody dispute at the 3100 block of Lake Forest Drive on Saturday April 18th. According to William Smith and his fiancee, they left their 5-year-old daughter with Smith's mother while at a birthday party at Chuckee Cheese. Smith told police his mother called and stated that she was not returning their daughter back because sh...
  • Developing on 6: Columbia County Water Park Plans Scrapped

    Developing on 6: Columbia County Water Park Plans Scrapped

    Tuesday, April 21 2015 10:44 AM EDT2015-04-21 14:44:09 GMT
    Plans for a water park in Columbia County have been scrapped, according to a member of the Lights of the South support group.Rusty Molton tells News Channel 6 an attorney for Ben Bell, who announced plans to build the water park, has written a letter to Columbia County Chairman Ron Cross asking to withdraw the rezoning application for the park.The park was planned to be built on the same land where the popular holiday attraction, Lights of the South is held every year.Last week, the Columbia ...
    Plans for a water park in Columbia County have been scrapped, according to a member of the Lights of the South support group.Rusty Molton tells News Channel 6 an attorney for Ben Bell, who announced plans to build the water park, has written a letter to Columbia County Chairman Ron Cross asking to withdraw the rezoning application for the park.The park was planned to be built on the same land where the popular holiday attraction, Lights of the South is held every year.Last week, the Columbia ...
  • Georgia Pair Arrested and Charged With Workers' Compensation Fraud

    Georgia Pair Arrested and Charged With Workers' Compensation Fraud

    Tuesday, April 21 2015 10:19 AM EDT2015-04-21 14:19:14 GMT
    A six month investigation conducted by the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation's Enforcement Division has led to the arrest of a Rincon, Georgia man and woman on multiple counts of workers' compensation insurance fraud including Theft by Deception and Conspiracy to Commit Insurance Fraud charges. According to Enforcement Division Director Stan Bexley, Kenny Reddick, age 52 and Linda Crawford age 36 were arrested Monday afternoon, April 20, 2015, and transported to the Effingham Count...
    A six month investigation conducted by the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation's Enforcement Division has led to the arrest of a Rincon, Georgia man and woman on multiple counts of workers' compensation insurance fraud including Theft by Deception and Conspiracy to Commit Insurance Fraud charges. According to Enforcement Division Director Stan Bexley, Kenny Reddick, age 52 and Linda Crawford age 36 were arrested Monday afternoon, April 20, 2015, and transported to the Effingham Count...
  • Temporary Road Closure On Mason McKnight Jr Parkway

    Temporary Road Closure On Mason McKnight Jr Parkway

    Tuesday, April 21 2015 7:53 AM EDT2015-04-21 11:53:56 GMT
    There will be a temporary road closure on Mason McKnight Jr Pkwy starting Tuesday April 21st. The road closure will prevent any traffic on Mason McKnight Jr Pkwy between Wheeler Rd and the roundabout. The temporary road closure will begin at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 21, 2015 and remained closed until 5:00 p.m., Saturday, April 25, 2015.Drivers will need to use Wheeler Rd, Flowing Wells Rd, Pleasant Home Rd as a detour route.The temporary road closure is to allow for a tie in of two sanitary...
    There will be a temporary road closure on Mason McKnight Jr Pkwy starting Tuesday April 21st. The road closure will prevent any traffic on Mason McKnight Jr Pkwy between Wheeler Rd and the roundabout. The temporary road closure will begin at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 21, 2015 and remained closed until 5:00 p.m., Saturday, April 25, 2015.Drivers will need to use Wheeler Rd, Flowing Wells Rd, Pleasant Home Rd as a detour route.The temporary road closure is to allow for a tie in of two sanitary...
  • Rally To Be Held For Lights Of The South

    Rally To Be Held For Lights Of The South

    Tuesday, April 21 2015 7:27 AM EDT2015-04-21 11:27:02 GMT
    A peaceful protest will be held this evening to save the popular holiday event.The license of the business was revoked last week.Commissioners are set to discuss the license at Tuesday night's meeting.
    A peaceful protest will be held this evening to save the popular holiday event.The license of the business was revoked last week.Commissioners are set to discuss the license at Tuesday night's meeting.
  • 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, April 21 2015 7:03 AM EDT2015-04-21 11:03:36 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.
  • One Man Dead From Apparent Beating in Richmond County

    One Man Dead From Apparent Beating in Richmond County

    Tuesday, April 21 2015 3:11 AM EDT2015-04-21 07:11:28 GMT
    Death Investigation graphicDeath Investigation graphic
    Homicide investigation underway at River Glen Apartments in Augusta...
    Homicide investigation underway at River Glen Apartments in Augusta...
  • WJBF EXTRA: Mayor Hardie Davis' First 100 Days In Office

    WJBF EXTRA: Mayor Hardie Davis' First 100 Days In Office

    Monday, April 20 2015 10:16 PM EDT2015-04-21 02:16:49 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Hardie Davis, Jr.Photo of Augusta Hardie Davis, Jr.
    Elected in June of 2014, he finally took office in January of 2015. Now, just a few months into his administration, Mayor Hardie Davis sat down WJBF News Channel 6's Kimberely Scott to reflect on his first 100 days in office.
    Elected in June of 2014, he finally took office in January of 2015. Now, just a few months into his administration, Mayor Hardie Davis sat down WJBF News Channel 6's Kimberely Scott to reflect on his first 100 days in office.
  • GRHealth Celebrates Grand Opening of Digestive Health Center

    GRHealth Celebrates Grand Opening of Digestive Health Center

    Monday, April 20 2015 9:30 PM EDT2015-04-21 01:30:38 GMT
    The CSRA's first and only comprehensive facility, the GRHealth Digestive Health Center, is celebrating its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting. Director Dr. Satish Rao gives WJBF's Jennie Montgomery a preview.
    The CSRA's first and only comprehensive facility, the GRHealth Digestive Health Center, is celebrating its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting. Director Dr. Satish Rao gives WJBF's Jennie Montgomery a preview.
  • Augusta Commission Looks To Move Public Defenders Office, But Where Remains The Question

    Augusta Commission Looks To Move Public Defenders Office, But Where Remains The Question

    Monday, April 20 2015 6:17 PM EDT2015-04-20 22:17:37 GMT
    Photo of the Augusta Public Defender's OfficePhoto of the Augusta Public Defender's Office
    Cramped and in terrible condition, Augusta leaders say it's time for employees in the Public Defender's Office to get a new building, but finding new space could prove difficult and expensive. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Cramped and in terrible condition, Augusta leaders say it's time for employees in the Public Defender's Office to get a new building, but finding new space could prove difficult and expensive. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Storm Damage Cleanup Underway In South Augusta

    Storm Damage Cleanup Underway In South Augusta

    Monday, April 20 2015 5:56 PM EDT2015-04-20 21:56:30 GMT
    Photo of storm damage in Nathan Cunningham's back yard in south AugustaPhoto of storm damage in Nathan Cunningham's back yard in south Augusta
    The revving of a chainsaw is part of the big job to clean up storm damage in Nathan Cunningham's south Augusta yard. WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory has more on the cleanup efforts after Sunday's storms.
    The revving of a chainsaw is part of the big job to clean up storm damage in Nathan Cunningham's south Augusta yard. WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory has more on the cleanup efforts after Sunday's storms.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Plane Diverted To Augusta Regional Airport Due To Mechanical Issues

    UPDATED ON 6: Plane Diverted To Augusta Regional Airport Due To Mechanical Issues

    Monday, April 20 2015 4:38 PM EDT2015-04-20 20:38:11 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6 has just learned a flight traveling form Charlotte, North Carolina to Tallahassee, Florida was diverted to Augusta Regional on Monday afternoon.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has just learned a flight traveling form Charlotte, North Carolina to Tallahassee, Florida was diverted to Augusta Regional on Monday afternoon.
  • Suspects Wanted In Monday Afternoon Attempted Armed Robbery

    Suspects Wanted In Monday Afternoon Attempted Armed Robbery

    Monday, April 20 2015 4:31 PM EDT2015-04-20 20:31:41 GMT
    Cop lights graphicCop lights graphic
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in identifying and locating suspects in a Monday afternoon armed robbery attempt.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in identifying and locating suspects in a Monday afternoon armed robbery attempt.
  • Hephzibah Woman Dies In Crash

    Hephzibah Woman Dies In Crash

    Monday, April 20 2015 1:58 PM EDT2015-04-20 17:58:02 GMT
    Deadly Accident graphicDeadly Accident graphic
    According to the Richmond County Coroner's Office, a woman has died in a crash on Old Waynesboro Road.
    According to the Richmond County Coroner's Office, a woman has died in a crash on Old Waynesboro Road.
  • Storm Cleanup Begins In South Augusta

    Storm Cleanup Begins In South Augusta

    Monday, April 20 2015 1:39 PM EDT2015-04-20 17:39:36 GMT
    Photo of storm damage from Sunday's storms in south AugustaPhoto of storm damage from Sunday's storms in south Augusta
    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory takes a look at the cleanup efforts in Richmond County after storms hit the area Sunday afternoon.
    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory takes a look at the cleanup efforts in Richmond County after storms hit the area Sunday afternoon.
  • PHOTOS: CSRA Severe Weather Damage 4/19

    PHOTOS: CSRA Severe Weather Damage 4/19

    Monday, April 20 2015 12:04 PM EDT2015-04-20 16:04:07 GMT
    Here are some photos from our viewers and also that our staff members captured of the severe storm that hit the CSRA on Sunday April 19th.
    Here are some photos from our viewers and also that our staff members captured of the severe storm that hit the CSRA on Sunday April 19th.
  • Tree Falls on Atlanta Home Killing Woman Inside

    Tree Falls on Atlanta Home Killing Woman Inside

    Monday, April 20 2015 8:14 AM EDT2015-04-20 12:14:57 GMT
    A woman is dead after a tree fell on her Atlanta home early Monday morning.
    A woman is dead after a tree fell on her Atlanta home early Monday morning.
  • 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, April 20 2015 7:12 AM EDT2015-04-20 11:12:30 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.
  • Dozens Participate in Best Dam Ride Despite Wet Weather

    Dozens Participate in Best Dam Ride Despite Wet Weather

    Dozens Participate in Best Dam Ride Despite Wet Weather

    Sunday, April 19 2015 5:30 PM EDT2015-04-19 21:30:24 GMT
    The rain coming into the CSRA affected a huge event at Clarks Hill Dam on Sunday. Nearly 500 cyclists usually gather for the annual Best Dam Ride, but this year that number was cut in half. Riders said this is one of their favorite routes to travel because it is fairly secluded around Lake Thurmond, and they can ride without worrying about a lot of traffic. Many participants said they are always looking for a safe way to ride their bikes outdoors. A soggy start to the morning at Clarks Hill D...
    The rain coming into the CSRA affected a huge event at Clarks Hill Dam on Sunday. Nearly 500 cyclists usually gather for the annual Best Dam Ride, but this year that number was cut in half. Riders said this is one of their favorite routes to travel because it is fairly secluded around Lake Thurmond, and they can ride without worrying about a lot of traffic. Many participants said they are always looking for a safe way to ride their bikes outdoors. A soggy start to the morning at Clarks Hill D...
  • The Community Remembers a Local Fallen Officer

    The Community Remembers a Local Fallen Officer

    Sunday, April 19 2015 12:25 PM EDT2015-04-19 16:25:24 GMT
    Hundreds gathered Saturday to remember local deputy, J.D. Paugh, who was shot and killed in 2012.
    Hundreds gathered Saturday to remember local deputy, J.D. Paugh, who was shot and killed in 2012.
  • 1 On 1: The Free Way You Can Prepare for an Emergency

    1 On 1: The Free Way You Can Prepare for an Emergency

    Sunday, April 19 2015 9:28 AM EDT2015-04-19 13:28:20 GMT
     The Augusta-Richmond County Emergency Management Agency is making sure more local residents are prepared to help when something bad happens. They are offering Community Emergency Response Team training also called CERT.
     The Augusta-Richmond County Emergency Management Agency is making sure more local residents are prepared to help when something bad happens. They are offering Community Emergency Response Team training also called CERT.
  • GMA Sunday Headlines: April 19, 2015

    GMA Sunday Headlines: April 19, 2015

    Sunday, April 19 2015 9:02 AM EDT2015-04-19 13:02:30 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.
  • Hometown Missions Help Those in Need in Augusta

    Hometown Missions Help Those in Need in Augusta

    Hometown Missions Help Those in Need in Augusta

    Saturday, April 18 2015 6:37 PM EDT2015-04-18 22:37:33 GMT
    Almost 100 volunteers spread out across Augusta to help those in need on Saturday. A large project called Hometown Missions is an event by the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia. A local youth group from Saint Paul's Church hosted the event, so people could join in from all over the state. The church organized several different events on Saturday. There were six groups sent out to six different locations throughout the city. Projects included Turn Back the block, cleaning and organizing the Salvati...
    Almost 100 volunteers spread out across Augusta to help those in need on Saturday. A large project called Hometown Missions is an event by the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia. A local youth group from Saint Paul's Church hosted the event, so people could join in from all over the state. The church organized several different events on Saturday. There were six groups sent out to six different locations throughout the city. Projects included Turn Back the block, cleaning and organizing the Salvati...
  • Updated on 6: One Suspect Arrested for Bike Theft Caught on Camera

    Updated on 6: One Suspect Arrested for Bike Theft Caught on Camera

    Saturday, April 18 2015 5:12 PM EDT2015-04-18 21:12:01 GMT
    Home survelliance video of bikes stolen off couple's front porchHome survelliance video of bikes stolen off couple's front porch
    A family in Richmond County is asking for help identifying two individuals they say stolen off their property. The incident happened on April 13th around 2:55 a.m. off of Central Avenue. The two individuals are seen on the home surveillance system taking two bikes, a haro and a trek, off of the couple's front porch in the middle of the night. The Richmond County Sheriff"s Office is investigating. According to the family, the man in the striped shirt is believed to have a large star shaped tat...
    A family in Richmond County is asking for help identifying two individuals they say stolen off their property. The incident happened on April 13th around 2:55 a.m. off of Central Avenue. The two individuals are seen on the home surveillance system taking two bikes, a haro and a trek, off of the couple's front porch in the middle of the night. The Richmond County Sheriff"s Office is investigating. According to the family, the man in the striped shirt is believed to have a large star shaped tat...
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