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  • Breaking Down The Economic Highs And Lows Of 2014

    Breaking Down The Economic Highs And Lows Of 2014

    Monday, November 24 2014 4:51 PM EST2014-11-24 21:51:21 GMT
    Means Report Fehrman Investment graphicMeans Report Fehrman Investment graphic
    I cannot believe that we are nearing the end of the year. Let's take a look at the economic progress for this year and the opportunities and potential pitfalls.
    I cannot believe that we are nearing the end of the year. Let's take a look at the economic progress for this year and the opportunities and potential pitfalls.
  • UPDATE ON 6: Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expires

    UPDATE ON 6: Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expires

    Monday, November 24 2014 10:02 AM EST2014-11-24 15:02:08 GMT
    Severe thunder storm warning has been issued for Southern Emanuel County until 9:30 AM.
    Severe thunder storm warning has been issued for Southern Emanuel County until 9:30 AM.
  • Team Coverage: Columbia County Storm Damage Video

    Team Coverage: Columbia County Storm Damage Video

    Sunday, November 23 2014 11:46 PM EST2014-11-24 04:46:24 GMT
    Team Coverage for storm damage in the CSRA.Team Coverage for storm damage in the CSRA.

    Areas all over the CSRA were hit with Sunday night's severe storm. Columbia County endured extensive damage to homes, cars and shopping centers. News Channel 6 had team coverage tracking the storm.

    Areas all over the CSRA were hit with Sunday night's severe storm. Columbia County endured extensive damage to homes, cars and shopping centers. News Channel 6 had team coverage tracking the storm.

  • A Local 7-year old boy is Raising Awareness about his Disease

    A Local 7-year old boy is Raising Awareness about his Disease

    Sunday, November 23 2014 11:22 PM EST2014-11-24 04:22:06 GMT
    Nolan Poole diagnosed with Epilepsy at 3 years old. Nolan Poole diagnosed with Epilepsy at 3 years old.

    A 7 year old boy is trying to raise awareness for Epilepsy. The boy was diagnosed at a young age and has been living with the disease ever since. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with the family.

    A 7 year old boy is trying to raise awareness for Epilepsy. The boy was diagnosed at a young age and has been living with the disease ever since. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with the family.

  • Low Gas Prices Cause Spike in Travel for Thanksgiving

    Low Gas Prices Cause Spike in Travel for Thanksgiving

    Low Gas Prices Cause Spike in Travel for Thanksgiving

    Sunday, November 23 2014 6:28 PM EST2014-11-23 23:28:34 GMT
    As Thanksgiving break starts for several counties in the CSRA, families are packing their bags to hit the road. AAA reports travel will be the highest this week since 2007 with more than 46 million people traveling 50 or more miles this week.This high forecast of travelers is coming from low prices at the pump. People who are driving to their holiday destination are paying the lowest price for gas in four years, accor...
    As Thanksgiving break starts for several counties in the CSRA, families are packing their bags to hit the road. AAA reports travel will be the highest this week since 2007 with more than 46 million people traveling 50 or more miles this week.This high forecast of travelers is coming from low prices at the pump. People who are driving to their holiday destination are paying the lowest price for gas in four years, accor...
  • 1 On 1: Georgia Ranks 2nd in Nation for Thanksgiving Day Cooking Fires

    1 On 1: Georgia Ranks 2nd in Nation for Thanksgiving Day Cooking Fires

    Sunday, November 23 2014 10:24 AM EST2014-11-23 15:24:39 GMT
    Georgia has the second highest number of cooking fire claims in the nation.
    Georgia has the second highest number of cooking fire claims in the nation.
  • GMA Sunday Headlines: November 23, 2014

    GMA Sunday Headlines: November 23, 2014

    Sunday, November 23 2014 8:59 AM EST2014-11-23 13:59:27 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Possible Arson in Early Morning House Fire

    Possible Arson in Early Morning House Fire

    Sunday, November 23 2014 8:37 AM EST2014-11-23 13:37:20 GMT

    An Augusta house fire is being investigating as possible arson.

    An Augusta house fire is being investigating as possible arson.

  • Dashcam Video Released Of Murder Suspect Police Chase

    Dashcam Video Released Of Murder Suspect Police Chase

    Saturday, November 22 2014 8:18 PM EST2014-11-23 01:18:58 GMT
    Florida Highway Patrol has released dashcam video of a police chase involving the man accused of shooting and killing a Columbia County man.
    Florida Highway Patrol has released dashcam video of a police chase involving the man accused of shooting and killing a Columbia County man.
  • Local Churches Serve Thanksgiving to Thousands

    Local Churches Serve Thanksgiving to Thousands

    Local Churches Serve Thanksgiving to Thousands

    Saturday, November 22 2014 7:35 PM EST2014-11-23 00:35:21 GMT
    A local church has been working for about a year to make Thanksgiving wishes come true for thousands of people in the CSRA. On Saturday, all of those people were able to have Thanksgiving dinner in the James Brown Arena.This is the first time the Bridge Ministry has served this many people for the holiday. This ministry is known for serving the homeless and the poor under the Calhoun Expressway Bridge every Saturday. ...
    A local church has been working for about a year to make Thanksgiving wishes come true for thousands of people in the CSRA. On Saturday, all of those people were able to have Thanksgiving dinner in the James Brown Arena.This is the first time the Bridge Ministry has served this many people for the holiday. This ministry is known for serving the homeless and the poor under the Calhoun Expressway Bridge every Saturday. ...
  • Bigger Shopping Deals Aren't on Black Friday, Says Expert

    Bigger Shopping Deals Aren't on Black Friday, Says Expert

    Saturday, November 22 2014 11:06 AM EST2014-11-22 16:06:11 GMT
    Black Friday graphicBlack Friday graphic
    Consumers who think they are going to sweep up great deals on Black Friday are likely to be surprised.
    Consumers who think they are going to sweep up great deals on Black Friday are likely to be surprised.
  • GMA Saturday Headlines: November 22, 2014

    GMA Saturday Headlines: November 22, 2014

    Saturday, November 22 2014 10:05 AM EST2014-11-22 15:05:42 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Augusta Man Charged With Arson

    Augusta Man Charged With Arson

    Saturday, November 22 2014 9:33 AM EST2014-11-22 14:33:01 GMT
     Man accused of setting fire
     Man accused of setting fire
  • Bill Cosby Coming to Augusta Amid Sexual Assault Accusations

    Bill Cosby Coming to Augusta Amid Sexual Assault Accusations

    Friday, November 21 2014 5:52 PM EST2014-11-21 22:52:19 GMT
    Bill Cosby accused of multiple counts of rape. Bill Cosby accused of multiple counts of rape.

    A Bell Auditorium spokesperson says Bill Cosby's comedy show is still on, despite rumors of sexual assault. Individual tickets went on sale Friday, and the concert will be held on February 28th, 2015.

    A Bell Auditorium spokesperson says Bill Cosby's comedy show is still on, despite rumors of sexual assault. Individual tickets went on sale Friday, and the concert will be held on February 28th, 2015.

  • Project Jackson Headed To Supreme Court

    Project Jackson Headed To Supreme Court

    Friday, November 21 2014 2:03 PM EST2014-11-21 19:03:04 GMT
    The South Carolina Supreme Court will hear the case for the $170 million development, though it's not clear when that will happen just yet.
    The South Carolina Supreme Court will hear the case for the $170 million development, though it's not clear when that will happen just yet.
  • 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, November 21 2014 6:55 AM EST2014-11-21 11:55:01 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.
  • Christmas Shopping with a Purpose on Dec. 4th

    Christmas Shopping with a Purpose on Dec. 4th

    Friday, November 21 2014 1:57 AM EST2014-11-21 06:57:16 GMT
    WAFJ is hosting BeadforLife Christmas Shopping with a Purpose Thursday, December 4th from 2pm-7pm at the Augusta Hilton Garden Inn on Stevens Creek Rd.
    WAFJ is hosting BeadforLife Christmas Shopping with a Purpose Tuesday, December 4th from 2pm-7pm at the Augusta Hilton Garden Inn on Stevens Creek Rd.
  • Does the city of Augusta have a plan in place for another ice storm?

    Exclusive: Winter Weather Woes

    Exclusive: Winter Weather Woes

    Thursday, November 20 2014 8:15 PM EST2014-11-21 01:15:05 GMT
    It's been more than nine months since the ice storm hit the CSRA causing millions of dollars in damage.
    It's been more than nine months since the ice storm hit the CSRA causing millions of dollars in damage.
  • UPDATE: Investigation Reveals Animal Services Needed in Burke County

    UPDATE: Investigation Reveals Animal Services Needed in Burke County

    Thursday, November 20 2014 12:34 PM EST2014-11-20 17:34:37 GMT
    Claims of animal cruelty for the owner of a dog in Burke County are shedding light on a bigger problem. 

    Claims of animal cruelty for the owner of a dog in Burke County are shedding light on a bigger problem. 

  • 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, November 20 2014 7:05 AM EST2014-11-20 12:05:37 GMT
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Trading Turkey For Ice Cream

    Trading Turkey For Ice Cream

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 9:11 PM EST2014-11-20 02:11:11 GMT
    A sweet reward for a generous donation this holiday season.Kroger, Golden Harvest Food Bank, and Blue Bell Ice Cream teamed up to fight hunger for Thanksgiving. Shoppers had the chance to donate a turkey in exchange for a free half-gallon of ice cream. This is the first time the three have teamed up for a venture like this--and their goal is to get 200 turkeys.
    A sweet reward for a generous donation this holiday season.Kroger, Golden Harvest Food Bank, and Blue Bell Ice Cream teamed up to fight hunger for Thanksgiving. Shoppers had the chance to donate a turkey in exchange for a free half-gallon of ice cream. This is the first time the three have teamed up for a venture like this--and their goal is to get 200 turkeys.
  • UPDATE ON 6: Missing Burke County Man Found

    UPDATE ON 6: Missing Burke County Man Found

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 7:34 AM EST2014-11-19 12:34:16 GMT
    Photo of John Wesley Drew, who has been reported missing to the Burke County Sheriff's Office (Credit: Burke County Sheriff's Office)Photo of John Wesley Drew, who has been reported missing to the Burke County Sheriff's Office (Credit: Burke County Sheriff's Office)
    The Burke County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from our viewers in locating a missing 55-year-old man.
    The Burke County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from our viewers in locating a missing 55-year-old man.
  • Golden Apple: Aaron Knowles

    Golden Apple: Aaron Knowles

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 5:45 AM EST2014-11-19 10:45:56 GMT
    Aaron Knowles teaches Social Studies to a great group of students."I'm a teacher of history. I'm a teacher of cultures. I'm a teacher of people," Knowles says.
    Aaron Knowles teaches Social Studies to a great group of students."I'm a teacher of history. I'm a teacher of cultures. I'm a teacher of people," Knowles says.
  • Keeping Pets Warm in Cold Weather

    Keeping Pets Warm in Cold Weather

    Keeping Pets Warm in Cold Weather

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 4:30 PM EST2014-11-18 21:30:56 GMT
    With record low temperatures coming in for this time in November, the CSRA is preparing to brace the cold. As heaters go on and people bundle up, there's one member of the family you don't want to leave out. The sun shining down on these pups is fading away quickly with the warmth. These dogs won't be frolicking around when this cold front moves in. Veterinarian Ken Dougan said all types of pets can handle the cold, b...
    With record low temperatures coming in for this time in November, the CSRA is preparing to brace the cold. As heaters go on and people bundle up, there's one member of the family you don't want to leave out. The sun shining down on these pups is fading away quickly with the warmth. These dogs won't be frolicking around when this cold front moves in. Veterinarian Ken Dougan said all types of pets can handle the cold, b...
  • UPDATE ON 6: GRU Releases Letter Concerning Dr. Azziz Not Getting UNLV Position

    UPDATE ON 6: GRU Releases Letter Concerning Dr. Azziz Not Getting UNLV Position

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 3:57 PM EST2014-11-18 20:57:44 GMT
    Ricardo Azziz photoRicardo Azziz photo
    Georgia Regents University has released a letter from the school's president, Dr. Ricardo Azziz, concerning him not being named the next president at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.
    Georgia Regents University has released a letter from the school's president, Dr. Ricardo Azziz, concerning him not being named the next president at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.
  • Hardy McManus Road Section Re-Opens With New Traffic Pattern

    Hardy McManus Road Section Re-Opens With New Traffic Pattern

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 11:16 AM EST2014-11-18 16:16:43 GMT
    Map graphic showing roadways affected in Columbia County by road costruction near Hardy McManus RoadMap graphic showing roadways affected in Columbia County by road costruction near Hardy McManus Road
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the section of Hardy McManus Road that was closed at its intersection with Washington Road has now re-been re-opened.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the section of Hardy McManus Road that was closed at its intersection with Washington Road has now re-been re-opened.
  • Barn Fire Claims Several Animals

    Barn Fire Claims Several Animals

    Monday, November 17 2014 9:36 PM EST2014-11-18 02:36:56 GMT
    Across Georgia graphicAcross Georgia graphic
    A barn fire outside Atlanta killed at least four horses and one cow this morning.The fire broke out around 3-30 this morning in a barn near the Dekalb and Clayton County line.It took firefighters from both counties to put out the blaze.The remains of those animals were found inside the barn, after the fire was put out.No word yet on a cause.
    A barn fire outside Atlanta killed at least four horses and one cow this morning.The fire broke out around 3-30 this morning in a barn near the Dekalb and Clayton County line.It took firefighters from both counties to put out the blaze.The remains of those animals were found inside the barn, after the fire was put out.No word yet on a cause.
  • Remembering Carl Sanders

    Remembering Carl Sanders

    Monday, November 17 2014 9:30 PM EST2014-11-18 02:30:27 GMT
    People across Georgia are remembering former Governor Carl Sanders.Sanders died this weekend after a fall at his home on Friday.We look back on the life and legacy of the native Augustan--who presided over the Peach State during a time of immense change.Linda Stouffer has the story.
    People across Georgia are remembering former Governor Carl Sanders.Sanders died this weekend after a fall at his home on Friday.We look back on the life and legacy of the native Augustan--who presided over the Peach State during a time of immense change.Linda Stouffer has the story.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Columbia County Releases More Information On Possible School Rezoning

    UPDATED ON 6: Columbia County Releases More Information On Possible School Rezoning

    Monday, November 17 2014 7:06 PM EST2014-11-18 00:06:51 GMT
    Parents are reacting to preliminary plans that call for Columbia County students to switch schools due to the growth in the area. The proposal calls for a rezoning of several neighborhoods to help balance enrollment. News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose spoke with some parents who said they are just learning about the changes and how they will affect their children.
    Parents are reacting to preliminary plans that call for Columbia County students to switch schools due to the growth in the area. The proposal calls for a rezoning of several neighborhoods to help balance enrollment. News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose spoke with some parents who said they are just learning about the changes and how they will affect their children.
  • No Additional Parvo Cases At Augusta Animal Shelter So Far.

    No Additional Parvo Cases At Augusta Animal Shelter So Far.

    Monday, November 17 2014 6:35 PM EST2014-11-17 23:35:16 GMT
    Photo of the sign on the side of the Augusta Animal Services ShelfterPhoto of the sign on the side of the Augusta Animal Services Shelfter
    There are no new signs of a deadly dog virus at Augusta's Animal Shelter. As we first reported last week, a dog died from the parvovirus one day after it was adopted from the shelter.
    There are no new signs of a deadly dog virus at Augusta's Animal Shelter. As we first reported last week, a dog died from the parvovirus one day after it was adopted from the shelter.
  • Governor Nathan Deal: Flags To Fly At Half-Staff To Honor Former Governor Carl Sanders

    Governor Nathan Deal: Flags To Fly At Half-Staff To Honor Former Governor Carl Sanders

    Monday, November 17 2014 6:18 PM EST2014-11-17 23:18:13 GMT
    Photo of the late Governor Carl SandersPhoto of the late Governor Carl Sanders
    Governor Nathan Deal signed an executive order Monday ordering that flags on all state buildings and grounds be lowered to half-staff to honor the memory of former Georgia Governor Carl Sanders.
    Governor Nathan Deal signed an executive order Monday ordering that flags on all state buildings and grounds be lowered to half-staff to honor the memory of former Georgia Governor Carl Sanders.
  • Arson Blamed For Jenkins County Church Fire

    Arson Blamed For Jenkins County Church Fire

    Monday, November 17 2014 5:52 PM EST2014-11-17 22:52:32 GMT
    Photos of Carswell-Grove Baptist Church before and after this weekend's fire, which has been ruled an arsonPhotos of Carswell-Grove Baptist Church before and after this weekend's fire, which has been ruled an arson
    Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said Monday that a fire at a vacant church in Jenkins County early Sunday morning was arson.
    Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said Monday that a fire at a vacant church in Jenkins County early Sunday morning was arson.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Man Claims He Killed Mother Then Set Home on Fire

    UPDATED ON 6: Man Claims He Killed Mother Then Set Home on Fire

    Monday, November 17 2014 5:16 PM EST2014-11-17 22:16:16 GMT
    Mug shot of 56-year-old Robert Caviston, who is accused of killing his 92-year-old mother and burning down her home. (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of 56-year-old Robert Caviston, who is accused of killing his 92-year-old mother and burning down her home. (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    We have learned more information on the investigation into the murder of an elderly Augusta woman and destruction of her home by fire.
    We have learned more information on the investigation into the murder of an elderly Augusta woman and destruction of her home by fire.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Cold Weather Moving Into The CSRA As Severe Weather Threat Ends

    UPDATED ON 6: Cold Weather Moving Into The CSRA As Severe Weather Threat Ends

    Monday, November 17 2014 4:50 PM EST2014-11-17 21:50:26 GMT
    Cold Winter Weather Thermometer graphicCold Winter Weather Thermometer graphic
    The threat of severe weather has ended for the CSRA, but much colder weather is now moving toward the area.
    The threat of severe weather has ended for the CSRA, but much colder weather is now moving toward the area.
  • Smooth Start as Open Enrollment Begins for Affordable Care Act 2.0

    Smooth Start as Open Enrollment Begins for Affordable Care Act 2.0

    Monday, November 17 2014 4:27 PM EST2014-11-17 21:27:35 GMT

    Smooth start as open enrollment begins for Affordable Care Act

    Smooth start as open enrollment begins for Affordable Care Act

  • Frozen Pipes? Your Homeowners Coverage May Help

    Frozen Pipes? Your Homeowners Coverage May Help

    Monday, November 17 2014 3:44 PM EST2014-11-17 20:44:41 GMT
    Cold Winter Weather Thermometer graphicCold Winter Weather Thermometer graphic
    Georgia Commissioner of Insurance Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that if their homes are damaged by the extreme cold, they may get financial relief through their homeowners policies.
    Georgia Commissioner of Insurance Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that if their homes are damaged by the extreme cold, they may get financial relief through their homeowners policies.
  • Some Richmond County Court Hearings To Be Shown On Video

    Some Richmond County Court Hearings To Be Shown On Video

    Monday, November 17 2014 1:29 PM EST2014-11-17 18:29:12 GMT
    Richmond County Sheriff's Office logo graphicRichmond County Sheriff's Office logo graphic
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has announced the opening of the public viewing room for video conferences at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center (CBWDC) on Phinizy Road.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has announced the opening of the public viewing room for video conferences at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center (CBWDC) on Phinizy Road.
  • Wildwood Park Receives Big Upgrades

    Wildwood Park Receives Big Upgrades

    Wildwood Park Receives Big Upgrades

    Sunday, November 16 2014 8:04 PM EST2014-11-17 01:04:58 GMT
    One of Columbia County's largest parks is getting new upgrades this season. Wildwood Park is known as a large fishing destination and the county is catering to that feature. These new projects are just a taste of what's to come to Columbia County in the next decade. This month voters approved the sales tax package for funding new capital projects from 2017 to 2022. The main focus of that package is on community and le...
    One of Columbia County's largest parks is getting new upgrades this season. Wildwood Park is known as a large fishing destination and the county is catering to that feature. These new projects are just a taste of what's to come to Columbia County in the next decade. This month voters approved the sales tax package for funding new capital projects from 2017 to 2022. The main focus of that package is on community and le...
  • Exclusive: Family Identifies the Burke County Man Burned in His Van

    Exclusive: Family Identifies the Burke County Man Burned in His Van

    Saturday, November 15 2014 11:00 PM EST2014-11-16 04:00:04 GMT
    S.L. Keith died in a wreck. S.L. Keith died in a wreck.

    The wife of the Burke County man who was burned in his van while hunting, is talking exclusively to News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter about her husband's death. She says a lot of people are making assumptions, so she wants to set the record straight.

    The wife of the Burke County man who was burned in his van while hunting, is talking exclusively to News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter about her husband's death. She says a lot of people are making assumptions, so she wants to set the record straight.

  • Georgia Ranks Number 1 for STD's

    Georgia Ranks Number 1 for STD's

    Friday, November 14 2014 5:49 PM EST2014-11-14 22:49:28 GMT
    Georgia ranks in the top 10 for 5 STD's.Georgia ranks in the top 10 for 5 STD's.

    Latest studies from the CDC show the state of Georgia topping the charts with the highest percentage of Syphilis cases, in the nation. Georgia is in the top 10 for many other STD's as well. Richmond County Health Departments say they're trying to lower this.

    Latest studies from the CDC show the state of Georgia topping the charts with the highest percentage of Syphilis cases, in the nation. Georgia is in the top 10 for many other STD's as well. Richmond County Health Departments say they're trying to lower this.

  • Junior League Of Augusta Holiday Market Starts Friday

    Junior League Of Augusta Holiday Market Starts Friday

    Friday, November 14 2014 4:37 PM EST2014-11-14 21:37:28 GMT
    Photo from the Junior League of Augusta Holiday MarketPhoto from the Junior League of Augusta Holiday Market
    Black Friday may be two weeks away, but Augusta's holiday shopping season starts Friday.
    Black Friday may be two weeks away, but Augusta's holiday shopping season starts Friday.
  • Atlanta Prepares for Ferguson Reaction

    Atlanta Prepares for Ferguson Reaction

    Thursday, November 13 2014 9:03 PM EST2014-11-14 02:03:59 GMT
    Across Georgia graphicAcross Georgia graphic
    Atlanta police say they're monitoring developments as a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri decides whether to indict a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man. Sgt. Greg Lyon said Thursday that officers will respect citizens' rights to peacefully assemble after the jury's decision is announced in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Lyon says the department has contacted other local and state law enforcement agencies to ensure a coordinated response to potential large scale demonstrat...
    Atlanta police say they're monitoring developments as a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri decides whether to indict a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man. Sgt. Greg Lyon said Thursday that officers will respect citizens' rights to peacefully assemble after the jury's decision is announced in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Lyon says the department has contacted other local and state law enforcement agencies to ensure a coordinated response to potential large scale demonstrat...
  • UPDATED ON 6: More information Released On Walton Way Crash; Driver Charged With DUI

    UPDATED ON 6: More information Released On Walton Way Crash; Driver Charged With DUI

    Thursday, November 13 2014 5:54 PM EST2014-11-13 22:54:39 GMT
    More information has been released regarding a Wednesday morning crash on Walton Way at Winchester Court, in front of Langford Middle School.
    More information has been released regarding a Wednesday morning crash on Walton Way at Winchester Court, in front of Langford Middle School.
  • Another Prepaid Debit Card Scam Hits The CSRA

    Another Prepaid Debit Card Scam Hits The CSRA

    Thursday, November 13 2014 5:50 PM EST2014-11-13 22:50:47 GMT
    An Aiken County woman says she is unable to pay for her medicine because a scam artist conned her out of the money in her bank account.
    An Aiken County woman says she is unable to pay for her medicine because a scam artist conned her out of the money in her bank account.
  • Richmond County Teen Pregnancy Rates Called "Devastating"

    Richmond County Teen Pregnancy Rates Called "Devastating"

    Thursday, November 13 2014 5:34 PM EST2014-11-13 22:34:02 GMT
    Richmond County Heath Department educates teens on sex. Richmond County Heath Department educates teens on sex.
    While Richmond County Commissioners are debating whether or not to cut the Health Department's budget, the Health Department is coming up with ways to lower teen pregnancy. The latest study from the CDC shows Georgia ranks 10th in the nation for the most teen pregnancies.
    While Richmond County Commissioners are debating whether or not to cut the Health Department's budget, the Health Department is coming up with ways to lower teen pregnancy. The latest study from the CDC shows Georgia ranks 10th in the nation for the most teen pregnancies.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Autopsy Results Released In Richmond County Double Homicide

    UPDATED ON 6: Autopsy Results Released In Richmond County Double Homicide

    Thursday, November 13 2014 5:25 PM EST2014-11-13 22:25:47 GMT
    According to Chief Richmond County Coroner Kenneth Boose, the autopsy results for the two males who died as a result of being shot Monday night.
    According to Chief Richmond County Coroner Kenneth Boose, the autopsy results for the two males who died as a result of being shot Monday night.
  • Dog From Augusta Animal Shelter Dies One Day After Being Adopted

    Dog From Augusta Animal Shelter Dies One Day After Being Adopted

    Thursday, November 13 2014 6:13 AM EST2014-11-13 11:13:23 GMT
    Photo of the sign at the Augusta Animal Services ShelterPhoto of the sign at the Augusta Animal Services Shelter
    An Augusta man got a dog from Augusta's animal shelter this week that was infected with the parvovirus and died one day after it was adopted. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    An Augusta man got a dog from Augusta's animal shelter this week that was infected with the parvovirus and died one day after it was adopted. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Salvation Army Kicks Off Red Kettle Campaign

    Salvation Army Kicks Off Red Kettle Campaign

    Thursday, November 13 2014 1:19 AM EST2014-11-13 06:19:17 GMT
    Did you hear the familiar ringing of the bells outside several stores today?The Salvation Army of Augusta's annual Red Kettle Campaign got underway at the National Hills Kroger.
    Did you hear the familiar ringing of the bells outside several stores today?The Salvation Army of Augusta's annual Red Kettle Campaign got underway at the National Hills Kroger.
  • GRU Trauma Nurse Back To Work After Motorcycle Accident

    GRU Trauma Nurse Back To Work After Motorcycle Accident

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 6:52 PM EST2014-11-12 23:52:40 GMT
    A local trauma nurse is thankful to be alive after he was involved in a motorcycle accident one year ago. He recovered in the hospital he works at. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
    A local trauma nurse is thankful to be alive after he was involved in a motorcycle accident one year ago. He recovered in the hospital he works at. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
  • More Goats Are Preparing For Drainage Pond Work

    More Goats Are Preparing For Drainage Pond Work

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 6:04 PM EST2014-11-12 23:04:58 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
    Since August, goats have been taking a bite out of the problems of maintaining storm drainage ponds in Augusta. Now, here comes the reinforcements. Eight more goats are getting ready to join the job.
    Since August, goats have been taking a bite out of the problems of maintaining storm drainage ponds in Augusta. Now, here comes the reinforcements. Eight more goats are getting ready to join the job.
  • National Nurses United Wants Better Protection From Ebola

    National Nurses United Wants Better Protection From Ebola

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 5:23 PM EST2014-11-12 22:23:07 GMT
    VA nurses rally in downtown Augusta. VA nurses rally in downtown Augusta.
    Nurses gathered all over the country on Wednesday, with a message for the Federal Government. Nurses want better protective gear to treat Ebola.
    Nurses gathered all over the country on Wednesday, with a message for the Federal Government. Nurses want better protective gear to treat Ebola.
  • Cannabis Oil Trials One Step Closer; Legislation Moving Forward

    Cannabis Oil Trials One Step Closer; Legislation Moving Forward

    Cannabis Oil Trials One Step Closer; Legislation Moving Forward

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 5:16 PM EST2014-11-12 22:16:38 GMT
    While Georgia Regents University gets closer to beginning clinical trials with cannabis oil, a joint study committee is working on a bill that would legalize the substance. Five hearings across the state are being held to learn more about the concerns when it comes to a medical cannabis bill.The fourth hearing was held at GRU with a focus on the medical community. Each hearing brought new issues to the table with this...
    While Georgia Regents University gets closer to beginning clinical trials with cannabis oil, a joint study committee is working on a bill that would legalize the substance. Five hearings across the state are being held to learn more about the concerns when it comes to a medical cannabis bill.The fourth hearing was held at GRU with a focus on the medical community. Each hearing brought new issues to the table with this...
  • Isakson To Run Again

    Isakson To Run Again

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 9:02 PM EST2014-11-12 02:02:18 GMT
    Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson says he'll be announcing plans to run for a third term with a special event at the state Capitol next week. Isakson, a Republican who will turn 70 next month, has said all along he plans to run for re-election, telling reporters his 2016 bumper stickers were already printed. Word of the campaign kick-off came in an email to supporters Monday evening. Isakson remains a popular figure among Republicans and easily won re-election in 2010 over Democrat Michael Thurmond...
    Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson says he'll be announcing plans to run for a third term with a special event at the state Capitol next week. Isakson, a Republican who will turn 70 next month, has said all along he plans to run for re-election, telling reporters his 2016 bumper stickers were already printed. Word of the campaign kick-off came in an email to supporters Monday evening. Isakson remains a popular figure among Republicans and easily won re-election in 2010 over Democrat Michael Thurmond...
  • Kimberely interviews David in Atlanta

    David Muir talks to WJBF News Channel 6's Kimberely Scott

    David Muir talks to WJBF News Channel 6's Kimberely Scott

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 7:57 PM EST2014-11-12 00:57:33 GMT
    David Muir hit the national scene doing ABC's overnight news program 'World News Now' and now he's the face of ABC World News Tonight. it's a place in american history he doesn't take lightly, "his has been an incredibly humbling new adventure." Born in Syracuse, New York, Muir graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ithaca College in New York. (we show video of David in college on the news desk while he was studying broadcasting.) While honing his skills there, he says his interest in the news busine...
    David Muir hit the national scene doing ABC's overnight news program 'World News Now' and now he's the face of ABC World News Tonight. it's a place in american history he doesn't take lightly, "his has been an incredibly humbling new adventure." Born in Syracuse, New York, Muir graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ithaca College in New York. (we show video of David in college on the news desk while he was studying broadcasting.) While honing his skills there, he says his interest in the news busine...
  • The CSRA Observes Veterans Day

    The CSRA Observes Veterans Day

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 6:57 PM EST2014-11-11 23:57:56 GMT
    Veterans Day graphicVeterans Day graphic
    Tuesday was a day to say "thank you" to America's military men and women who have served to ensure for our freedom. Take a look at how the CSRA honored those veterans.
    Tuesday was a day to say "thank you" to America's military men and women who have served to ensure for our freedom. Take a look at how the CSRA honored those veterans.
  • CSRA Veterans Day 2014 Deals And Freebies

    CSRA Veterans Day 2014 Deals And Freebies

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 6:55 PM EST2014-11-11 23:55:36 GMT
    Veterans Day graphicVeterans Day graphic
    Are you looking for a way to honor our veterans on Veterans Day? Well, don't fret. We have compiled a list below of deals and freebies so our vets can feel our thanks.
    Are you looking for a way to honor our veterans on Veterans Day? Well, don't fret. We have compiled a list below of deals and freebies so our vets can feel our thanks.
  • Veterans Day Observance Shuts Down City Services

    Veterans Day Observance Shuts Down City Services

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 6:02 PM EST2014-11-11 23:02:00 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
    Augusta didn't recognize Veterans Day as an official city holiday until last year, but does the official city holiday mean citizens, including veterans, miss out on city services? WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Augusta didn't recognize Veterans Day as an official city holiday until last year, but does the official city holiday mean citizens, including veterans, miss out on city services? WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Tree Replanting On Highland Avenue Not For Everyone

    Tree Replanting On Highland Avenue Not For Everyone

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 5:52 PM EST2014-11-11 22:52:06 GMT
    Augusta cut down trees on Highland Avenue this summer because they were in bad shape and to improve sight lines for a new cross walk, but the promised replacement trees are now in the ground, Some, though, would rather see them leave.
    Augusta cut down trees on Highland Avenue this summer because they were in bad shape and to improve sight lines for a new cross walk, but the promised replacement trees are now in the ground, Some, though, would rather see them leave.
  • Will Augusta Commissioners Do Away With Courthouse Annex?

    Will Augusta Commissioners Do Away With Courthouse Annex?

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 5:37 PM EST2014-11-11 22:37:22 GMT
    Augusta Commissioners are considering a new name for the Augusta Municipal Building, but some city leaders are saying the "courthouse annex" designation needs to be dropped from the building, as well.
    Augusta Commissioners are considering a new name for the Augusta Municipal Building, but some city leaders are saying the "courthouse annex" designation needs to be dropped from the building, as well.
  • Rick Allen Packs Bags for Washington D.C.

    Rick Allen Packs Bags for Washington D.C.

    Rick Allen Packs Bags for Washington D.C.

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 4:36 PM EST2014-11-11 21:36:56 GMT
    It's been one week since the close battle for the District 12 seat between Rick Allen and five-time incumbent John Barrow. He didn't waste any time getting into the community. Allen attended Veterans Day events before he heads to the Capital tomorrow. Allen says, first, he has to go through orientation and put together his staff, but he already has plans for what he wants to do in the CSRA.As the dust settles on the c...
    It's been one week since the close battle for the District 12 seat between Rick Allen and five-time incumbent John Barrow. He didn't waste any time getting into the community. Allen attended Veterans Day events before he heads to the Capital tomorrow. Allen says, first, he has to go through orientation and put together his staff, but he already has plans for what he wants to do in the CSRA.As the dust settles on the c...
  • Temperatures To Plummet Into 20s In Parts Of Georgia

    Temperatures To Plummet Into 20s In Parts Of Georgia

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 12:20 PM EST2014-11-11 17:20:38 GMT
    A blast of wintry weather is expected to dive south into Georgia, dropping temperatures into the 20s in parts of north Georgia.
    A blast of wintry weather is expected to dive south into Georgia, dropping temperatures into the 20s in parts of north Georgia.
  • 5 Ways To Honor Veterans Beyond Veterans Day

    5 Ways To Honor Veterans Beyond Veterans Day

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 12:10 PM EST2014-11-11 17:10:31 GMT
    Photo of Mike Ludwikowski, the WJBF Newsroom's resident veteran. The photo was taken in 1977 at Biggs Army Airfield, in El Paso, Texas.Photo of Mike Ludwikowski, the WJBF Newsroom's resident veteran. The photo was taken in 1977 at Biggs Army Airfield, in El Paso, Texas.
    Tuesday is Veterans Day, and there will be speeches and parades. "Thank you for your service," the phrase that's come to define how America expresses gratitude for its men and women in uniform, will be said, a lot. But what does a holiday -- a single day -- really mean to the 19.6 million veterans it's meant to honor?
    Tuesday is Veterans Day, and there will be speeches and parades. "Thank you for your service," the phrase that's come to define how America expresses gratitude for its men and women in uniform, will be said, a lot. But what does a holiday -- a single day -- really mean to the 19.6 million veterans it's meant to honor?
  • WJBF News Channel 6 Extra: "Finding Daddy"

    WJBF News Channel 6 Extra: "Finding Daddy"

    WJBF News Channel 6 Extra: "Finding Daddy"

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 8:02 AM EST2014-11-11 13:02:33 GMT
    It's a letter he's kept with him for 45 years. “Dear Edwin: I thought I should drop you a few lines to boost your morale.” A letter, written by a father to a son, filled with words of wisdom. “When things get tough, just dig in deeper. “You know you don't want to be a quitter.” “I refer to it even to this day sometimes,” said Ed Presnell. “As life goes along, you need somebody to have advice from.”That somebody was William G. Presnell. When he died in 1969, his son was just 19 years old. “Hi...
    It's a letter he's kept with him for 45 years. “Dear Edwin: I thought I should drop you a few lines to boost your morale.” A letter, written by a father to a son, filled with words of wisdom. “When things get tough, just dig in deeper. “You know you don't want to be a quitter.” “I refer to it even to this day sometimes,” said Ed Presnell. “As life goes along, you need somebody to have advice from.”That somebody was William G. Presnell. When he died in 1969, his son was just 19 years old. “Hi...
  • Augusta Commission Backs Putting Cameras On Cops

    Augusta Commission Backs Putting Cameras On Cops

    Monday, November 10 2014 7:08 PM EST2014-11-11 00:08:30 GMT
    Richmond County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) New LogoRichmond County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) New Logo
    Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree has money from the sale of forfeited weapons and he wants to use it to put body cameras on hundreds of deputies on the streets.
    Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree has money from the sale of forfeited weapons and he wants to use it to put body cameras on hundreds of deputies on the streets.

  • Jury Duty Scam Comes Back in Full Force

    Jury Duty Scam Comes Back in Full Force

    Jury Duty Scam Comes Back in Full Force

    Monday, November 10 2014 6:27 PM EST2014-11-10 23:27:54 GMT
    An old scam is now hitting dozens of people in Columbia County. The Green Dot scam is a nationwide problem and these scammers are targeting certain people in our community. The Columbia County Sheriff's Office reports half of the incidents they've been called about are from teachers and staff within the school system. A former police officer also was a victim. Now, the scammers are one step ahead of the law with new t...
    An old scam is now hitting dozens of people in Columbia County. The Green Dot scam is a nationwide problem and these scammers are targeting certain people in our community. The Columbia County Sheriff's Office reports half of the incidents they've been called about are from teachers and staff within the school system. A former police officer also was a victim. Now, the scammers are one step ahead of the law with new t...
  • What's In A Name At Augusta's "Marble Palace"

    What's In A Name At Augusta's "Marble Palace"

    Monday, November 10 2014 6:20 PM EST2014-11-10 23:20:39 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
    Project managers tell Augusta Commissioners it's about time to put the building name above the door at the new entrance of the renovated Augusta Municipal Building, but city leaders don't know what they want to name the building.
    Project managers tell Augusta Commissioners it's about time to put the building name above the door at the new entrance of the renovated Augusta Municipal Building, but city leaders don't know what they want to name the building.
  • Augusta Commission Will Not Alter Ethics Policy

    Augusta Commission Will Not Alter Ethics Policy

    Monday, November 10 2014 6:13 PM EST2014-11-10 23:13:47 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
    Augusta city policy says Augusta Commissioners can't do business with the government, period! And, despite one Commissioner's desire to change that, the code isn't going to be changed.
    Augusta city policy says Augusta Commissioners can't do business with the government, period! And, despite one Commissioner's desire to change that, the code isn't going to be changed.
  • Burned Body ID Could Take Months, Say Investigators

    Burned Body ID Could Take Months, Say Investigators

    Monday, November 10 2014 5:26 PM EST2014-11-10 22:26:37 GMT
    Burke County investigators say it could take months to find out whose body burned in an accident over the weekend.
    Burke County investigators say it could take months to find out whose body burned in an accident over the weekend.
  • Georgia Department Of Labor To Host Job Recruitment For Unisys

    Georgia Department Of Labor To Host Job Recruitment For Unisys

    Monday, November 10 2014 4:10 PM EST2014-11-10 21:10:53 GMT
    Unisys logo graphicUnisys logo graphic
    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will host a customized recruitment for Unisys Augusta on Monday, November 17th.
    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will host a customized recruitment for Unisys Augusta on Monday, November 17th.
  • Serving The Needs Of Women Veterans

    Serving The Needs Of Women Veterans

    Monday, November 10 2014 2:41 PM EST2014-11-10 19:41:53 GMT
    From meager beginnings the Women's Veterans Club of the CSRA has grown, and continues to grown, striving to serve the needs of women veterans. Their mission is to provide opportunities for women veterans to participate in charitable and creative activities as a group while supporting local services and projects.
    From meager beginnings the Women's Veterans Club of the CSRA has grown, and continues to grown, striving to serve the needs of women veterans. Their mission is to provide opportunities for women veterans to participate in charitable and creative activities as a group while supporting local services and projects.
  • Changing The Lives Of Paralyzed Veterans

    Changing The Lives Of Paralyzed Veterans

    Monday, November 10 2014 1:47 PM EST2014-11-10 18:47:52 GMT
    For over sixty-five years the Paralyzed Veterans of America has been striving to change lives and help America's heroes make better futures after being seriously injured. The organization was founded by a group of service members who returned from World War II with spinal cord injuries.
    For over sixty-five years the Paralyzed Veterans of America has been striving to change lives and help America's heroes make better futures after being seriously injured. The organization was founded by a group of service members who returned from World War II with spinal cord injuries.
  • Congressman John Barrow Selling His Augusta Home

    Congressman John Barrow Selling His Augusta Home

    Monday, November 10 2014 11:55 AM EST2014-11-10 16:55:22 GMT
    Photo of Congressman John Barrow (GA-12)Photo of Congressman John Barrow (GA-12)
    Days after losing his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Representative John Barrow has decided to sell his Augusta home.
    Days after losing his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Representative John Barrow has decided to sell his Augusta home.
  • Rowing Competitions on Savannah River Bring in Thousands of Dollars

    Rowing Competitions on Savannah River Bring in Thousands of Dollars

    Rowing Competitions on Savannah River Bring in Thousands of Dollars

    Sunday, November 9 2014 6:14 PM EST2014-11-09 23:14:56 GMT
    If you drove over the Savannah River this weekend, you may have seen a lot of boats traveling along the waterway.The 2014 Head of the South Regatta was held on Saturday and Sunday's event was a new national championship race.It has been more than 20 years since a national championship race was held at the Savannah River. US Rowing held the annual regatta with the Masters National Head Race Championship to get more row...
    If you drove over the Savannah River this weekend, you may have seen a lot of boats traveling along the waterway.The 2014 Head of the South Regatta was held on Saturday and Sunday's event was a new national championship race.It has been more than 20 years since a national championship race was held at the Savannah River. US Rowing held the annual regatta with the Masters National Head Race Championship to get more row...
  • Updated on 6: Van Crash Leads to Fire, Death

    Updated on 6: Van Crash Leads to Fire, Death

    Sunday, November 9 2014 4:04 PM EST2014-11-09 21:04:55 GMT
    A suspicious incident that ended in death is under investigation in Burke County.
    A suspicious incident that ended in death is under investigation in Burke County.
  • GMA Sunday Headlines: November 9, 2014

    GMA Sunday Headlines: November 9, 2014

    Sunday, November 9 2014 9:14 AM EST2014-11-09 14:14:54 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.

  • Twins Both in Desperate Need of a Kidney Transplant

    Twins Both in Desperate Need of a Kidney Transplant

    Saturday, November 8 2014 10:36 PM EST2014-11-09 03:36:15 GMT
    Twins Natalie and Atalie. Twins Natalie and Atalie.

    41 year old twins in Millen, Ga, are both in need of a kidney transplant. After years struggling with diabetes, they never thought it would come to this. They told their heartbreaking story to News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter.

    41 year old twins in Millen, Ga, are both in need of a kidney transplant. After years struggling with diabetes, they never thought it would come to this. They told their heartbreaking story to News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter.

  • Volunteers Prepare Luminary Kits to Help Cancer Patients

    Volunteers Prepare Luminary Kits to Help Cancer Patients

    Volunteers Prepare Luminary Kits to Help Cancer Patients

    Saturday, November 8 2014 7:41 PM EST2014-11-09 00:41:55 GMT
    An organization in the CSRA is helping people battle cancer. Volunteers got together to help prepare luminaries to sell, all to raise money for The Lydia Project. The group put together about 1,500 luminary kits to sell to the community. These luminaries not only raise money for the project, but also represent a symbol of hope for those fighting cancer in the CSRA."To know that you're not alone," said Betty Mims.Betty...
    An organization in the CSRA is helping people battle cancer. Volunteers got together to help prepare luminaries to sell, all to raise money for The Lydia Project. The group put together about 1,500 luminary kits to sell to the community. These luminaries not only raise money for the project, but also represent a symbol of hope for those fighting cancer in the CSRA."To know that you're not alone," said Betty Mims.Betty...
  • Is The GRU Mills Campus Still Going to Happen?

    Is The GRU Mills Campus Still Going to Happen?

    Saturday, November 8 2014 2:13 PM EST2014-11-08 19:13:56 GMT
    GRU Mills Campus renderingGRU Mills Campus rendering
    Now that Georgia Regents University is moving forward with plans for student housing near the Health Sciences Campus, what does that mean for the Mills Campus Project?
    Now that Georgia Regents University is moving forward with plans for student housing near the Health Sciences Campus, what does that mean for the Mills Campus Project?
  • 19-year-old North Augusta Man Killed in Dirt Bike Crash

    19-year-old North Augusta Man Killed in Dirt Bike Crash

    Friday, November 7 2014 10:26 PM EST2014-11-08 03:26:56 GMT
    19 year old Noah Creech, of North Augusta, was pronounced dead at the scene of a dirt bike crash Friday afternoon just before 5 o'clock.
    19 year old Noah Creech, of North Augusta, was pronounced dead at the scene of a dirt bike crash Friday afternoon just before 5 o'clock.
  • Study: How Child Care Impacts The Economy

    Study: How Child Care Impacts The Economy

    Friday, November 7 2014 9:01 PM EST2014-11-08 02:01:36 GMT
    Across Georgia graphicAcross Georgia graphic
    State education officials say they've commissioned a study to gauge the economic impact of child care on Georgia's economy. Officials from the Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning say the University of Georgia and Georgia State University are leading the study. Officials say the last study on the topic in 2007 determined that childcare programs in the state created more than $4.1 billion in annual revenue and more than 61,000 jobs. Director of Research and Stra...
    State education officials say they've commissioned a study to gauge the economic impact of child care on Georgia's economy. Officials from the Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning say the University of Georgia and Georgia State University are leading the study. Officials say the last study on the topic in 2007 determined that childcare programs in the state created more than $4.1 billion in annual revenue and more than 61,000 jobs. Director of Research and Stra...
  • UPDATED ON 6: Shotgun Missing From Sheriff's Office Allegedly Used To Shoot Into Walmart, Dollar General Stores

    UPDATED ON 6: Shotgun Missing From Sheriff's Office Allegedly Used To Shoot Into Walmart, Dollar General Stores

    Friday, November 7 2014 4:29 PM EST2014-11-07 21:29:18 GMT
    Mug shot of Jessie Jackson, a former Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputy who has been charged with reportedly firing a shotgun into an Augusta Walmart store (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Jessie Jackson, a former Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputy who has been charged with reportedly firing a shotgun into an Augusta Walmart store (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    A Richmond County Sheriff's Office spokesperson tells us a former deputy has been arrested and charged after allegedly discharging a firearm into a Walmart store.
    A Richmond County Sheriff's Office spokesperson tells us a former deputy has been arrested and charged after allegedly discharging a firearm into a Walmart store.
  • Introduce Us To Your Soldier

    Introduce Us To Your Soldier

    Friday, November 7 2014 1:38 PM EST2014-11-07 18:38:20 GMT
    It was Cynthia Ozick that said, “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” As Veterans Day approaches, we want to make sure we take the time to thank the veterans and active soldiers that sacrifice so much to keep our country safe.
    It was Cynthia Ozick that said, “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” As Veterans Day approaches, we want to make sure we take the time to thank the veterans and active soldiers that sacrifice so much to keep our country safe.
  • Your Hometown Stories: The Brickyard

    Your Hometown Stories: The Brickyard

    Friday, November 7 2014 1:12 PM EST2014-11-07 18:12:38 GMT
    The Brickyard, The home stadium of the Thomson Bulldogs was created by mother nature.
    The Brickyard, The home stadium of the Thomson Bulldogs was created by mother nature.
  • Augusta Firefighter Helps Return Purple Heart to Recipient's Family

    Augusta Firefighter Helps Return Purple Heart to Recipient's Family

    Friday, November 7 2014 12:52 PM EST2014-11-07 17:52:20 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Fire Department shift commander Ivan Bolgla and the Purple Heart he helped return to the family of a missing World War II soldierPhoto of Augusta Fire Department shift commander Ivan Bolgla and the Purple Heart he helped return to the family of a missing World War II soldier
    A local firefighter helped return a prestigious military medal to its rightful owner.
    A local firefighter helped return a prestigious military medal to its rightful owner.
  • City Giving Up Streets Near Masters Parking Area Concerns Neighbors

    City Giving Up Streets Near Masters Parking Area Concerns Neighbors

    Friday, November 7 2014 7:38 AM EST2014-11-07 12:38:52 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
    The city of Augusta is preparing to give up its streets near the Masters parking area as a land swap for the Berckmans Road realignment project, but neighbors worry that once out of the city's hands, the roads will be closed before construction starts next May. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    The city of Augusta is preparing to give up its streets near the Masters parking area as a land swap for the Berckmans Road realignment project, but neighbors worry that once out of the city's hands, the roads will be closed before construction starts next May. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.

  • GB&T Celebrates 25th Anniversary by Donating $25,000 to Charities

    GB&T Celebrates 25th Anniversary by Donating $25,000 to Charities

    Thursday, November 6 2014 10:26 PM EST2014-11-07 03:26:00 GMT
    Ten local organizations are a little richer tonight, thanks to Georgia Bank & Trust Company of Augusta's GiveBack 25 campaign, which awarded $25,000 to the groups.
    Ten local organizations are a little richer tonight, thanks to Georgia Bank & Trust Company of Augusta's GiveBack 25 campaign, which awarded $25,000 to the groups.
  • Hospital Adding Ebola Unit

    Hospital Adding Ebola Unit

    Thursday, November 6 2014 9:00 PM EST2014-11-07 02:00:26 GMT
    Graphic representation of the Ebola virusGraphic representation of the Ebola virus
    An Atlanta children's hospital is building a special isolation unit to treat children who might be infected by Ebola. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta spokeswoman Patty Gregory stressed that the hospital does not have any patient with the Ebola virus. Gregory on Wednesday confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the unit was being constructed. The newspaper reports that it's at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, across the street from Emory University Hospital. The Childr...
    An Atlanta children's hospital is building a special isolation unit to treat children who might be infected by Ebola. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta spokeswoman Patty Gregory stressed that the hospital does not have any patient with the Ebola virus. Gregory on Wednesday confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the unit was being constructed. The newspaper reports that it's at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, across the street from Emory University Hospital. The Childr...
  • Augusta's 9-1-1 Director Makes The Call For Raises And More Workers

    Augusta's 9-1-1 Director Makes The Call For Raises And More Workers

    Thursday, November 6 2014 6:13 AM EST2014-11-06 11:13:33 GMT
    Augusta's 9-1-1 director says he doesn't have enough people to answer your emergency call as quickly as possible, so the department is looking at spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on new staff and department raises next year.
    Augusta's 9-1-1 director says he doesn't have enough people to answer your emergency call as quickly as possible, so the department is looking at spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on new staff and department raises next year.
  • Car Vs Train Collision In Downtown Augusta

    Car Vs Train Collision In Downtown Augusta

    Car Vs Train Collision In Downtown Augusta

    Thursday, November 6 2014 5:33 AM EST2014-11-06 10:33:35 GMT
    A train and car collided in downtown Augusta on Thursday morning.
    A train and car collided in downtown Augusta on Thursday morning.
  • Augusta Mayor-Elect Wants $350K Increase In Office Budget For 2015

    Augusta Mayor-Elect Wants $350K Increase In Office Budget For 2015

    Wednesday, November 5 2014 6:38 PM EST2014-11-05 23:38:35 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Mayor-Elect Hardie Davis, Jr.Photo of Augusta Mayor-Elect Hardie Davis, Jr.
    Augusta Mayor-Elect Hardie Davis plans to hit the ground running in January, but says he needs a lot more money in his office budget to do that. Davis' plans have some Commissioners saying he could be expanding his role as mayor beyond the scope of the Consolidation Bill. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Augusta Mayor-Elect Hardie Davis plans to hit the ground running in January, but says he needs a lot more money in his office budget to do that. Davis' plans have some Commissioners saying he could be expanding his role as mayor beyond the scope of the consolidation bill. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Ads, Minority Voters Hurt John Barrow's Re-Election, Says Expert

    Ads, Minority Voters Hurt John Barrow's Re-Election, Says Expert

    Wednesday, November 5 2014 6:14 PM EST2014-11-05 23:14:13 GMT
    Photo of Congressman John BarrowPhoto of Congressman John Barrow
    A political expert says several factors hurt the Democratic incumbent, including those ads we just couldn't escape.
    A political expert says several factors hurt the Democratic incumbent, including those ads we just couldn't escape.
  • Clarks Hill Man Arrested, Charged With Attempted Child Molestation

    Clarks Hill Man Arrested, Charged With Attempted Child Molestation

    Wednesday, November 5 2014 6:09 PM EST2014-11-05 23:09:53 GMT
    Mug shot of Donald Middleton, who has been charged after a reported attempted child molestation at the Georgia Welcome Center on I-20 (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Donald Middleton, who has been charged after a reported attempted child molestation at the Georgia Welcome Center on I-20 (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    A man from Clarks Hill, South Carolina has been arrested and is facing attempted child molestation charges after an incident at the Georgia Welcome Center On I-20 westbound, just after the Savannah River.
    A man from Clarks Hill, South Carolina has been arrested and is facing attempted child molestation charges after an incident at the Georgia Welcome Center On I-20 westbound, just after the Savannah River.
  • Soldier Surprises his kids at a Local Elementary School

    Soldier Surprises his kids at a Local Elementary School

    Wednesday, November 5 2014 5:58 PM EST2014-11-05 22:58:22 GMT
    Soldier from overseas surprises his kids after 6 months. Soldier from overseas surprises his kids after 6 months.

    2 students at River Ridge Elementary got the surprise of their life Wednesday afternoon. Their dad surprised them by coming home early from fighting overseas. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter was there when the kids saw him for the first time in 6 months.

    2 students at River Ridge Elementary got the surprise of their life Wednesday afternoon. Their dad surprised them by coming home early from fighting overseas. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter was there when the kids saw him for the first time in 6 months.

  • First Responders Prepare for Active Shooter Scenario

    First Responders Prepare for Active Shooter Scenario

    First Responders Prepare for Active Shooter Scenario

    Wednesday, November 5 2014 5:58 PM EST2014-11-05 22:58:11 GMT
    Photo from the active shooter drill that was held at University Hospital on Wednesday, November 5thPhoto from the active shooter drill that was held at University Hospital on Wednesday, November 5th
    While hospitals and emergency agencies have been busy training for a possible Ebola patient, they are also preparing for other disasters. Multiple departments worked together to perform a mock "active shooter" drill using high school students.Events like this don't happen often, but these workers are simulating how operations would be handled if an active shooter is on the loose. Wednesday's drill incorporated EMS stu...
    While hospitals and emergency agencies have been busy training for a possible Ebola patient, they are also preparing for other disasters. Multiple departments worked together to perform a mock "active shooter" drill using high school students.Events like this don't happen often, but these workers are simulating how operations would be handled if an active shooter is on the loose. Wednesday's drill incorporated EMS stu...
  • Bobby Jones Expressway Resurfacing Project Requires Ramp Closures

    Bobby Jones Expressway Resurfacing Project Requires Ramp Closures

    Wednesday, November 5 2014 3:25 PM EST2014-11-05 20:25:29 GMT
    Road Work graphicRoad Work graphic
    As crews work to resurface I-520 (Bobby Jones Expressway),  there will be some exit and entrance ramps that will need to be closed, in the coming days.
    As crews work to resurface I-520 (Bobby Jones Expressway),  there will be some exit and entrance ramps that will need to be closed, in the coming days.
  • 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, November 5 2014 7:04 AM EST2014-11-05 12:04:04 GMT
    6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Augusta Commissioners Take On Ethics Policy; And Hyde Park After WJBF Investigation

    Augusta Commissioners Take On Ethics Policy; And Hyde Park After WJBF Investigation

    Tuesday, November 4 2014 11:32 PM EST2014-11-05 04:32:54 GMT
    Photo of a house in Hyde ParkPhoto of a house in Hyde Park
    It may be Election Day, but Augusta Commissioners were voting on what to do with the Ethics Ordinance, as well as problems WJBF News Channel 6 exposed in Hyde Park. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    It may be Election Day, but Augusta Commissioners were voting on what to do with the Ethics Ordinance, as well as problems WJBF News Channel 6 exposed in Hyde Park. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Election Results For November 4, 2014

    UPDATED ON 6: Election Results For November 4, 2014

    Tuesday, November 4 2014 11:23 PM EST2014-11-05 04:23:18 GMT
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    Click for the results of Tuesday's General Election.
    Click for the results of Tuesday's General Election.
  • Sales Tax Option Hot Item on Ballot

    Columbia County Sales Tax Option Hot Item on Ballot

    Columbia County Sales Tax Option Hot Item on Ballot

    Tuesday, November 4 2014 10:20 PM EST2014-11-05 03:20:14 GMT
    Photo of a worker at a voting poll in Columbia County, taken on Tuesday, November 4thPhoto of a worker at a voting poll in Columbia County, taken on Tuesday, November 4th
    In Columbia County, a hot option on the ballot Tuesday that could affect future projects. People have the choice to vote on the next sales tax package for funding from 2017 to 2022.The projects included in this package focus on community and leisure services in the county. This is a shift in attention from the last sales tax projects, which are centered on transportation and roads. If this is passed, there are many up...
    In Columbia County, a hot option on the ballot Tuesday that could affect future projects. People have the choice to vote on the next sales tax package for funding from 2017 to 2022.The projects included in this package focus on community and leisure services in the county. This is a shift in attention from the last sales tax projects, which are centered on transportation and roads. If this is passed, there are many up...
  • Burke County Says YES To Sunday Sales

    Burke County Says YES To Sunday Sales

    Tuesday, November 4 2014 9:21 PM EST2014-11-05 02:21:19 GMT
    Alcohol Beer Liquor graphicAlcohol Beer Liquor graphic
    Voters in Burke County, Georgia give the green light to Sunday alcohol sales. There were 3 questions on Tuesday's ballot dealing with the sale of beer, wine and liquor. Here are the results:Sunday Sales-Package: Yes: 60% No: 40%Beverage By The Drink: Yes: 62% No: 38%Sunday Sales-Beverage Yes: 58% No: 42%
    Voters in Burke County, Georgia give the green light to Sunday alcohol sales. There were 3 questions on Tuesday's ballot dealing with the sale of beer, wine and liquor. Here are the results:Sunday Sales-Package: Yes: 60% No: 40%Beverage By The Drink: Yes: 62% No: 38%Sunday Sales-Beverage Yes: 58% No: 42%
  • Georgia Congressional Race Has Most Ads in Past Two Weeks, According to Study

    Georgia Congressional Race Has Most Ads in Past Two Weeks, According to Study

    Tuesday, November 4 2014 4:35 PM EST2014-11-04 21:35:15 GMT
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     According to a study, Georgia's 12th Congressional District race has the most ads of any house race in the nation in the past two weeks.
     According to a study, Georgia's 12th Congressional District race has the most ads of any house race in the nation in the past two weeks.
  • James Brown Blvd. in Augusta Will Get Makeover

    James Brown Blvd. in Augusta Will Get Makeover

    Tuesday, November 4 2014 3:57 PM EST2014-11-04 20:57:10 GMT
    James Brown Blvd.James Brown Blvd.
    The historic James Brown Boulevard in downtown Augusta, Georgia will be getting a facelift. The city of the soul singer's birth will be investing in the street in hopes of bringing more investment opportunity to the downtown area. Phase one of the project will include new sidewalks, trees and signs for the area on James Brown Blvd. from Jones Street to Telfair and from Walton Way to Barnes Street. The project will cost $813,000 with $650,000 of that coming from a Department of Transportation ...
    The historic James Brown Boulevard in downtown Augusta, Georgia will be getting a facelift. The city of the soul singer's birth will be investing in the street in hopes of bringing more investment opportunity to the downtown area. Phase one of the project will include new sidewalks, trees and signs for the area on James Brown Blvd. from Jones Street to Telfair and from Walton Way to Barnes Street. The project will cost $813,000 with $650,000 of that coming from a Department of Transportation ...
  • Grovetown Department of Public Safety Hires New Director

    Grovetown Department of Public Safety Hires New Director

    Tuesday, November 4 2014 3:48 PM EST2014-11-04 20:48:40 GMT
    Chief Gary JonesChief Gary Jones
    The Grovetown Georgia Department of Public Safety will have a new Director in just about a month. The city has hired Harlem Georgia Chief of Police Gary Jones for the position. According to the Harlem Department of Public Safety Facebook page, Chief Jones says he has provided the city of Harlem a one month notice and he will officially start his new job in Grovetown on December 1st of 2014.
    The Grovetown Georgia Department of Public Safety will have a new Director in just about a month. The city has hired Harlem Georgia Chief of Police Gary Jones for the position. According to the Harlem Department of Public Safety Facebook page, Chief Jones says he has provided the city of Harlem a one month notice and he will officially start his new job in Grovetown on December 1st of 2014.
  • Augusta's Historic Partridge Inn Holds Liquidation Sale

    Augusta's Historic Partridge Inn Holds Liquidation Sale

    Tuesday, November 4 2014 2:56 PM EST2014-11-04 19:56:17 GMT
    The Partridge Inn is closed for a one year $6 million dollar renovation and everything inside must go. The hotel has contracted with National Content Liquidators to sell off all of the items inside the hotel to ready the building for its complete makeover. The liquidation sale will be held at the Partridge Inn on Walton Way starting Thursday, November 6th and is open to the public. It will include items such as beds, paintings, drapes, dressers and televisions. The sale will continue daily, M...
    The Partridge Inn is closed for a one year $6 million dollar renovation and everything inside must go. The hotel has contracted with National Content Liquidators to sell off all of the items inside the hotel to ready the building for its complete makeover. The liquidation sale will be held at the Partridge Inn on Walton Way starting Thursday, November 6th and is open to the public. It will include items such as beds, paintings, drapes, dressers and televisions. The sale will continue daily, M...
  • Georgia's 12th Congressional District Candidates Campaign In Evans

    Georgia's 12th Congressional District Candidates Campaign In Evans

    Tuesday, November 4 2014 2:35 PM EST2014-11-04 19:35:04 GMT
    Barrow campaigns in Evans, GABarrow campaigns in Evans, GA
    As voters head to the polls throughout the country, one of the hottest races in the Peach State is that for the seat in Georgia's 12th Congressional district. Incumbent Democrat, John Barrow is fighting hard to keep his seat against Republican challenger Rick Allen. Barrow, who has held the seat for 5 terms is currently behind newcomer Allen in the latest polling conducted by Landmark Communications based in Atlanta. Allen, an Augusta Georgia native, is pulling in 47.3% of the vote with Barro...
    As voters head to the polls throughout the country, one of the hottest races in the Peach State is that for the seat in Georgia's 12th Congressional district. Incumbent Democrat, John Barrow is fighting hard to keep his seat against Republican challenger Rick Allen. Barrow, who has held the seat for 5 terms is currently behind newcomer Allen in the latest polling conducted by Landmark Communications based in Atlanta. Allen, an Augusta Georgia native, is pulling in 47.3% of the vote with Barro...
  • New Bus Route Links Fort Gordon to The City

    New Bus Route Links Fort Gordon to The City

    New Bus Route Links Fort Gordon to The City

    Monday, November 3 2014 6:36 PM EST2014-11-03 23:36:08 GMT
    A highly anticipated bus route in Richmond County started operations on Monday. The new route will provide service from the Augusta Mall to Fort Gordon.The six month pilot program kicked off at the Augusta Mall with a ribbon cutting ceremony. City leaders are hoping the bus route will provide new employment opportunities and easier transportation for everyone in the CSRA.A bus route tying together the city and Fort Go...
    A highly anticipated bus route in Richmond County started operations on Monday. The new route will provide service from the Augusta Mall to Fort Gordon.The six month pilot program kicked off at the Augusta Mall with a ribbon cutting ceremony. City leaders are hoping the bus route will provide new employment opportunities and easier transportation for everyone in the CSRA.A bus route tying together the city and Fort Go...
  • Emergency Assistance Program Being Offered For Some CSRA Residents

    Emergency Assistance Program Being Offered For Some CSRA Residents

    Monday, November 3 2014 5:52 PM EST2014-11-03 22:52:28 GMT
    Dollar Sign Money graphicDollar Sign Money graphic
    The Energy Assistance Program will begin accepting applications for Georgia CSRA citizens 65 years and older on Monday to assist in paying their heating costs.
    The Energy Assistance Program will begin accepting applications for Georgia CSRA citizens 65 years and older on Monday to assist in paying their heating costs.
  • Georgia Could Determine Balance of Power in Senate

    Georgia Could Determine Balance of Power in Senate

    Monday, November 3 2014 5:31 PM EST2014-11-03 22:31:13 GMT
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    All eyes are on Georgia's Senate race.
    All eyes are on Georgia's Senate race.
  • BREAKING ON 6: Body Found On Old Waynesboro Road Identified

    BREAKING ON 6: Body Found On Old Waynesboro Road Identified

    Monday, November 3 2014 3:33 PM EST2014-11-03 20:33:47 GMT
    Photo of Richmond COunty Sheriff's Office patrol cars near the scene of where a body was found Monday on Old Waynesbgoro Road (Credit: Dominic Lee/WJBF)Photo of Richmond COunty Sheriff's Office patrol cars near the scene of where a body was found Monday on Old Waynesbgoro Road (Credit: Dominic Lee/WJBF)
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a body of a man was found Monday on the 4400 block of Old Waynesboro Road, in Richmond County.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a body of a man was found Monday on the 4400 block of Old Waynesboro Road, in Richmond County.
  • Unisys To Create 700 Jobs In The CSRA

    Unisys To Create 700 Jobs In The CSRA

    Monday, November 3 2014 12:31 PM EST2014-11-03 17:31:11 GMT
    Unisys logo graphicUnisys logo graphic
    The Augusta Economic Development Authority announced Monday morning that Unisys, a $3.5 billion global provider of information technology and services, plans to locate a new service center in Augusta.
    The Augusta Economic Development Authority announced Monday morning that Unisys, a $3.5 billion global provider of information technology and services, plans to locate a new service center in Augusta.
  • Jason Carter Makes one Last Stop in Augusta Before Tuesday's Election

    Jason Carter Makes one Last Stop in Augusta Before Tuesday's Election

    Sunday, November 2 2014 10:36 PM EST2014-11-03 03:36:17 GMT

    State Senator Jason Carter is the Democratic candidate running against Incumbent Governor Nathan Deal in Tuesday's election. Carter stopped at the Augusta Common Sunday night to visit with supporters before heading back to Atlanta.

    State Senator Jason Carter is the Democratic candidate running against Incumbent Governor Nathan Deal in Tuesday's election. Carter stopped at the Augusta Common Sunday night to visit with supporters before heading back to Atlanta.

  • Guests Attend “Last Supper” Before The Partridge Inn Closes

    Guests Attend “Last Supper” Before The Partridge Inn Closes

    Guests Attend “Last Supper” Before The Partridge Inn Closes

    Sunday, November 2 2014 6:26 PM EST2014-11-02 23:26:54 GMT
    Dozens of people lined up to get their last brunch before the historic hotel closed on Sunday. From fresh seafood to tables of breakfast favorites, it was a quite a celebration to kick of the $6 million renovations that will begin this week.Omelets were served up to order at what many called "The Last Supper."The Partridge Inn, known as a landmark hotel, closed on Sunday afternoon following brunch.Many locals lined up...
    Dozens of people lined up to get their last brunch before the historic hotel closed on Sunday. From fresh seafood to tables of breakfast favorites, it was a quite a celebration to kick of the $6 million renovations that will begin this week.Omelets were served up to order at what many called "The Last Supper."The Partridge Inn, known as a landmark hotel, closed on Sunday afternoon following brunch.Many locals lined up...
  • Gambling for a Good Cause

    Gambling for a Good Cause

    Saturday, November 1 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-11-02 02:41:28 GMT
    Casino Night to benefit Safe Homes of Augusta. Casino Night to benefit Safe Homes of Augusta.
    Hundreds of people came out to the Legends Club for the 7th annual Casino Night. Safe Homes of Augusta puts on the event to raise money for the services they provide to victims of domestic abuse. News Channel 6 was a sponsor for the event.
    Hundreds of people came out to the Legends Club for the 7th annual Casino Night. Safe Homes of Augusta puts on the event to raise money for the services they provide to victims of domestic abuse. News Channel 6 was a sponsor for the event.
  • Update on 6: Suspect Arrested In Thomson Bank Robbery

    Update on 6: Suspect Arrested In Thomson Bank Robbery

    Saturday, November 1 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-11-01 16:08:39 GMT
    Photo of the suspect in a Friday bank robbery at Regions Bank, on Washington Road, in Thomson, Georgia (Credit: Georgia Bureau of Investigation)Photo of the suspect in a Friday bank robbery at Regions Bank, on Washington Road, in Thomson, Georgia (Credit: Georgia Bureau of Investigation)
    The McDuffie County Sheriff's Office has arrested a bank robbery suspect.
    The McDuffie County Sheriff's Office has arrested a bank robbery suspect.
  • "Snow"vember in the CSRA

    "Snow"vember in the CSRA

    Saturday, November 1 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-11-01 13:36:45 GMT
    A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 11am for Lincoln, McDuffie, Columbia, Richmond, McCormick, Edgefield, Saluda and Aiken.
    A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 11am for Lincoln, McDuffie, Columbia, Richmond, McCormick, Edgefield, Saluda and Aiken.
  • Deputies Checking Up On Sex Offenders During Halloween

    Deputies Checking Up On Sex Offenders During Halloween

    Friday, October 31 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-10-31 22:21:45 GMT
    Local law enforcement agencies want to make sure your children are enjoying Halloween and staying safe.
    Local law enforcement agencies want to make sure your children are enjoying Halloween and staying safe.
  • Keep your Kids Safe This Halloween

    Keep your Kids Safe This Halloween

    Friday, October 31 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-10-31 21:33:54 GMT
    Law enforcement gives tips on how to have a safe halloween.Law enforcement gives tips on how to have a safe halloween.

    Kids all over the CSRA will be out trick-or-treating tonight, and law enforcement has a message all parents are going to want to hear.

    Kids all over the CSRA will be out trick-or-treating tonight, and law enforcement has a message all parents are going to want to hear.

  • Adopt-A-Pet: October 29, 2014

    Adopt-A-Pet: October 29, 2014

    Friday, October 31 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-10-31 17:31:54 GMT
    Heartsong Animal Rescue appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on October 29th.
    Heartsong Animal Rescue appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on October 29th.
  • Allen and Barrow Face Off In A Bid For Your Vote

    Allen and Barrow Face Off In A Bid For Your Vote

    Friday, October 31 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-10-31 16:35:36 GMT
    Conversation With The Candidates graphicConversation With The Candidates graphic
    There was no shortage of finger pointing during our Conversation With The Candidates Thursday night. Republican candidate, Rick Allen, and Rep. John Barrow joined Brad Means to talk about their run for Congress.
    There was no shortage of finger pointing during our Conversation With The Candidates Thursday night. Republican candidate, Rick Allen, and Rep. John Barrow joined Brad Means to talk about their run for Congress.
  • 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, October 31 2014 6:55 AM EDT2014-10-31 10:55:09 GMT
    6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Rick Allen, Congressman John Barrow Sit Down For A "Conversation With The Candidates"

    Rick Allen, Congressman John Barrow Sit Down For A "Conversation With The Candidates"

    Thursday, October 30 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-10-31 00:43:13 GMT
    Conversation With The Candidates graphicConversation With The Candidates graphic
    Our Brad Mans hosts a "Conversation With The Candidates" with Congressman John Barrow and his challenger, Rick Allen.
    Our Brad Mans hosts a "Conversation With The Candidates" with Congressman John Barrow and his challenger, Rick Allen.
  • Augusta Canal Authority Uncovers Blast From The Past

    Augusta Canal Authority Uncovers Blast From The Past

    Thursday, October 30 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-10-30 23:26:41 GMT
    Photo of a Civil War cannon ball found during cleanup work at Sibley Mill in AugustaPhoto of a Civil War cannon ball found during cleanup work at Sibley Mill in Augusta
    A cleanup at Sibley Mill uncovers an explosive piece of history.
    A cleanup at Sibley Mill uncovers an explosive piece of history.
  • WJBF EXTRA: Senator Saxby Chambliss Discusses Cyber Command Coming To Fort Gordon

    WJBF EXTRA: Senator Saxby Chambliss Discusses Cyber Command Coming To Fort Gordon

    Thursday, October 30 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-10-30 22:56:17 GMT
    Photo of U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia)Photo of U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia)
    The eyes of the nation's leaders are on the CSRA these days. Fort Gordon and the entire community are already seeing a big impact from the relocation of the U.S. Army's Cyber Command to our area. Our Brad Means talked to Georgia's senior Senator Saxby Chambliss about what this all means, and how we got picked in a WJBF News Channel 6 EXTRA report.
    The eyes of the nation's leaders are on the CSRA these days. Fort Gordon and the entire community are already seeing a big impact from the relocation of the U.S. Army's Cyber Command to our area. Our Brad Means talked to Georgia's senior Senator Saxby Chambliss about what this all means, and how we got picked in a WJBF News Channel 6 EXTRA report.
  • Former Glascock County Deputy Facing Criminal Charges

    Former Glascock County Deputy Facing Criminal Charges

    Thursday, October 30 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-10-30 22:34:44 GMT
    Mug shot of former Glascock County Sheriff's Office deputy Tony ArringtonMug shot of former Glascock County Sheriff's Office deputy Tony Arrington
    There are new details about a Glascock County Sheriff's Office deputy who was under investigation for an oath of office violation.
    There are new details about a Glascock County Sheriff's Office deputy who was under investigation for an oath of office violation.
  • Governor Nathan Deal Comes to Pizza Joint to talk Politics

    Governor Nathan Deal Comes to Pizza Joint to talk Politics

    Thursday, October 30 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-10-30 21:33:50 GMT
    Governor Nathan Deal stops by Evans Pizza Joint. Governor Nathan Deal stops by Evans Pizza Joint.

    Governor Nathan Deal making his last stops on the campaign trail before Tuesday's election day. He visited with supporters at the Pizza Joint in Evans, alongside other Republican candidates running in the election.

    Governor Nathan Deal making his last stops on the campaign trail before Tuesday's election day. He visited with supporters at the Pizza Joint in Evans, alongside other Republican candidates running in the election.

  • CSRA Safe Trick-Or-Treating

    CSRA Safe Trick-Or-Treating

    Thursday, October 30 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-10-30 20:50:38 GMT
    Happy Halloween graphicHappy Halloween graphic
    We have compiled a list of trick-or-treating spots for your little one to do so safely.
    We have compiled a list of trick-or-treating spots for your little one to do so safely.
  • Urgent Need For "Baby Blood" Donors In The CSRA

    Urgent Need For "Baby Blood" Donors In The CSRA

    Thursday, October 30 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-10-30 20:34:07 GMT
    Blood Shortage graphicBlood Shortage graphic
    Shepeard Community Blood Center is putting out the call for CMV negative blood (baby blood) donors, for a baby at a CSRA hospital who desperately needs that blood type.
    Shepeard Community Blood Center is putting out the call for CMV negative blood (baby blood) donors, for a baby at a CSRA hospital who desperately needs that blood type.
  • Thomson Shooting Death Being investigated As A Homicide

    Thomson Shooting Death Being investigated As A Homicide

    Thursday, October 30 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-10-30 20:01:37 GMT
    Death Investigation graphicDeath Investigation graphic
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a Wednesday shooting in Thomson, Georgia is being treated as a homicide by investigators.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a Wednesday shooting in Thomson, Georgia is being treated as a homicide by investigators.
  • Augusta Fire Department Shift Commander Returns Purple Heart To Missing Soldier's Family

    Augusta Fire Department Shift Commander Returns Purple Heart To Missing Soldier's Family

    Thursday, October 30 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-10-30 19:50:44 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Fire Department Shift Commander Ivan Bolgla with the Purple Heart medal he purchased at an auction in Aiken (Credit: Dee Griffin/Augusta Fire Department)Photo of Augusta Fire Department Shift Commander Ivan Bolgla with the Purple Heart medal he purchased at an auction in Aiken (Credit: Dee Griffin/Augusta Fire Department)
    An Augusta Fire Department Shift Commander who is always searching for medals to add to his collection found a special one that will be awarded to a missing World War II soldier's family.
    An Augusta Fire Department Shift Commander who is always searching for medals to add to his collection found a special one that will be awarded to a missing World War II soldier's family.
  • TSA Discovers Loaded Firearm In Augusta Regional Airport Passenger's Carry-On Bag

    TSA Discovers Loaded Firearm In Augusta Regional Airport Passenger's Carry-On Bag

    Thursday, October 30 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-10-30 18:56:18 GMT
    Photo of the handgun and bullets found in a passenger's carry-on bag early Thursday morning, at the Augusta Regional Airport by TSA officials (Credit: TSA)Photo of the handgun and bullets found in a passenger's carry-on bag early Thursday morning, at the Augusta Regional Airport by TSA officials (Credit: TSA)
    Agents with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) discovered a loaded firearm at a Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) checkpoint Thursday.
    Agents with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) discovered a loaded firearm at a Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) checkpoint Thursday.
  • Georgia Sex Offenders On Parole Are Prohibited From Halloween Activities

    Georgia Sex Offenders On Parole Are Prohibited From Halloween Activities

    Thursday, October 30 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-10-30 14:46:52 GMT
    Cop Police Lights graphicCop Police Lights graphic
    Sex offenders under parole supervision in Georgia again this year will be subjected to increased supervision and they won't be allowed to participate in Halloween related events.
    Sex offenders under parole supervision in Georgia again this year will be subjected to increased supervision and they won't be allowed to participate in Halloween related events.
  • Superintendent Speaks out About the Pledge of Allegiance Policy in Schools

    Superintendent Speaks out About the Pledge of Allegiance Policy in Schools

    Thursday, October 30 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-10-30 14:42:47 GMT
    Grovetown student claims he was threatened for refusing the stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Grovetown student claims he was threatened for refusing the stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

    News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter, first told you about the Grovetown High School student who claims he was threatened after he refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Margaret-Ann brought the issue to the head of the Columbia County school system, and she says the Pledge has never been a problem in her schools.

    News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter, first told you about the Grovetown High School student who claims he was threatened after he refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Margaret-Ann brought the issue to the head of the Columbia County school system, and she says the Pledge has never been a problem in her schools.

  • Georgia Teacher Removed From Classroom Over Ebola Fear

    Georgia Teacher Removed From Classroom Over Ebola Fear

    Thursday, October 30 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-10-30 14:18:57 GMT
    Graphic representation of the Ebola virusGraphic representation of the Ebola virus
    According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a Newton County teacher has been removed from the classroom after her spouse's return from an African country affected by the Ebola virus.
    According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a Newton County teacher has been removed from the classroom after her spouse's return from an African country affected by the Ebola virus.
  • Doctors Hospital Activates Ebola Protocol

    Doctors Hospital Activates Ebola Protocol

    Thursday, October 30 2014 8:49 AM EDT2014-10-30 12:49:37 GMT
    Graphic representation of the Ebola virusGraphic representation of the Ebola virus
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Doctors Hospital had to go into "Ebola mode" on Wednesday.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Doctors Hospital had to go into "Ebola mode" on Wednesday.
  • UPS Gearing Up For Huge Holiday Season

    UPS Gearing Up For Huge Holiday Season

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-10-30 00:54:55 GMT
    Across America graphicAcross America graphic
    UPS expects to deliver more than 34 million packages on the busiest day of the holiday season, double the amount on a normal day. The Atlanta company expects the peak day to be Monday, Dec. 22. UPS forecast Wednesday that it will handle 585 million packages in December, 11 percent more than the same month last year. Rival FedEx expects a busy holiday season too, with December shipments up 8.8 percent from last year.
    UPS expects to deliver more than 34 million packages on the busiest day of the holiday season, double the amount on a normal day. The Atlanta company expects the peak day to be Monday, Dec. 22. UPS forecast Wednesday that it will handle 585 million packages in December, 11 percent more than the same month last year. Rival FedEx expects a busy holiday season too, with December shipments up 8.8 percent from last year.
  • Hephzibah Couple Arrested After Toddlers Found Living In Roach-Infested Home

    Hephzibah Couple Arrested After Toddlers Found Living In Roach-Infested Home

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-10-29 22:35:17 GMT
    Mug shots of 28-year-old Demikel Odonta Cooper and 26-year-old Tiffany Shawntress Lee, who have been charged with Deprivation of a Minor. (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shots of 28-year-old Demikel Odonta Cooper and 26-year-old Tiffany Shawntress Lee, who have been charged with Deprivation of a Minor. (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    A 28-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman have been arrested and charged after a 4-year-old and 15-month-old were found in a roach-infested home in Hephzibah.
    A 28-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman have been arrested and charged after a 4-year-old and 15-month-old were found in a roach-infested home in Hephzibah.
  • Mitt Romney Visits Augusta To Support David Perdue

    Mitt Romney Visits Augusta To Support David Perdue

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-10-29 21:49:18 GMT
    2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney spoke to a packed crowd of Augustans on Wednesday about U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue and U.S. House candidate Rick Allen.
    2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney spoke to a packed crowd of Augustans on Wednesday about U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue and U.S. House candidate Rick Allen.
  • More Progress on Phase Two of Mullins Crossing

    More Progress on Phase Two of Mullins Crossing

    More Progress on Phase Two of Mullins Crossing

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-10-29 20:10:17 GMT
    You may have noticed a large clearing next to Mullins Crossing on Washington Road. Owners of the Target-anchored plaza are now working on opening a second phase of Mullins Crossing. With a booming population in Columbia County, there is more room for growth on the retail end and the need for job opportunities. The Mullins brothers are tapping into the county's resources, and after a lull in development, are well on th...
    You may have noticed a large clearing next to Mullins Crossing on Washington Road. Owners of the Target-anchored plaza are now working on opening a second phase of Mullins Crossing. With a booming population in Columbia County, there is more room for growth on the retail end and the need for job opportunities. The Mullins brothers are tapping into the county's resources, and after a lull in development, are well on th...
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