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  • Traffic Alert: Vehicle on Fire on Bobby Jones

    Traffic Alert: Vehicle on Fire on Bobby Jones

    Monday, July 13 2015 9:18 AM EDT2015-07-13 13:18:00 GMT
    Vehicle fire on Bobby JonesVehicle fire on Bobby Jones
    Please be careful if you are driving on Bobby Jones near the Wheeler Road and I-20 overpass. Emergency crews are currently working on a vehicle that is on fire.It is not know at this time what caused the fire. Plan for delays if you are traveling in the area.
    Please be careful if you are driving on Bobby Jones near the Wheeler Road and I-20 overpass. Emergency crews are currently working on a vehicle that is on fire.It is not know at this time what caused the fire. Plan for delays if you are traveling in the area.
  • UPDATE: Victim Identified in Body Found off Gordon Highway and Kissingbower Road

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

    Monday, July 13 2015 8:42 AM EDT2015-07-13 12:42:08 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6 has just confirmed with Richmond County dispatch that a body has been found on Monday June 1st.According to dispatch, the body was found behind Alter Egoz Night club and officers are on the scene right now. Details are limited at this time. Stay with us for updates online and on the air.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has just confirmed with Richmond County dispatch that a body has been found on Monday June 1st.According to dispatch, the body was found behind Alter Egoz Night club and officers are on the scene right now. Details are limited at this time. Stay with us for updates online and on the air.
  • Westside Senior Graduates Despite Dire Medical Prediction

    Westside Senior Graduates Despite Dire Medical Prediction

    Monday, July 13 2015 8:27 AM EDT2015-07-13 12:27:07 GMT
    Westside senior Ra'Quan ReevesWestside senior Ra'Quan Reeves
    The congregation at the House of God in Thomson is celebrating.One of its members, who endured years of operations, is now a high school graduate."As a mother, it was a journey for me."Akiesha Taylor is talking about the last 18 years.Her son Ra'Quan was born with Hydrocephalus, a condition where fluid builds up in the brain.Dr. Ian Heger, Pediatric Neurosurgeon talks about his medical condition, "It's basically a plumbing problem".Dr Ian Heger performed RaQuan's last operation a couple of ye...
    The congregation at the House of God in Thomson is celebrating.One of its members, who endured years of operations, is now a high school graduate."As a mother, it was a journey for me."Akiesha Taylor is talking about the last 18 years.Her son Ra'Quan was born with Hydrocephalus, a condition where fluid builds up in the brain.Dr. Ian Heger, Pediatric Neurosurgeon talks about his medical condition, "It's basically a plumbing problem".Dr Ian Heger performed RaQuan's last operation a couple of ye...
  • SC School Districts Trying to Fill Teacher Vacancies for Fall

    SC School Districts Trying to Fill Teacher Vacancies for Fall

    Monday, July 13 2015 7:20 AM EDT2015-07-13 11:20:09 GMT
    Teacher recruit Gabriel GlennTeacher recruit Gabriel Glenn
    School is just about over for this school year, but districts across South Carolina are trying to fill vacancies that will determine who'll be teaching your children this fall. About half the districts in South Carolina were at the state's largest teacher recruitment fair Friday at the State Fairgrounds in Columbia, talking to about 500 candidates.The scope of the teacher shortage may surprise you. Last year, almost 5,300 teachers left their classrooms in South Carolina, while the state turne...
    School is just about over for this school year, but districts across South Carolina are trying to fill vacancies that will determine who'll be teaching your children this fall. About half the districts in South Carolina were at the state's largest teacher recruitment fair Friday at the State Fairgrounds in Columbia, talking to about 500 candidates.The scope of the teacher shortage may surprise you. Last year, almost 5,300 teachers left their classrooms in South Carolina, while the state turne...
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Monday, July 13 2015 7:08 AM EDT2015-07-13 11:08:00 GMT
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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Aiken County Public Input Meetings for next Superintendent

    Aiken County Public Input Meetings for next Superintendent

    Monday, July 13 2015 6:46 AM EDT2015-07-13 10:46:07 GMT
    Aiken County parents have a chance to tell education leaders what they want in the next superintendent.A search committee is holding twp public input meetings this Monday June 1st.The meetings will be held at the North Augusta High School Gymnasium and the Wagener-Salley High School Auditorium.Both meetings will start at 7 p.m.
    Aiken County parents have a chance to tell education leaders what they want in the next superintendent.A search committee is holding twp public input meetings this Monday June 1st.The meetings will be held at the North Augusta High School Gymnasium and the Wagener-Salley High School Auditorium.Both meetings will start at 7 p.m.
  • Family says goodbye to the 4-Year old Killed in a School Bus Accident

    Family says goodbye to the 4-Year old Killed in a School Bus Accident

    Sunday, July 12 2015 10:23 PM EDT2015-07-13 02:23:08 GMT
    Friends and family gathered together Sunday to remember Kyrie Henry, the 4 year old boy killed in a school bus accident on Wednesday.
    Friends and family gathered together Sunday to remember Kyrie Henry, the 4 year old boy killed in a school bus accident on Wednesday.
  • Motorcycle Accident on Dogwood Drive In Augusta

    Motorcycle Accident on Dogwood Drive In Augusta

    Sunday, July 12 2015 9:52 PM EDT2015-07-13 01:52:01 GMT
    A man is in the hospital after a motor cycle accident in Augusta.
    A man is in the hospital after a motor cycle accident in Augusta.
  • Bartram Trailhead Closed for the Summer During $100,000 in Renovations

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

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

    Sunday, July 12 2015 6:36 PM EDT2015-07-12 22:36:00 GMT
    Renovations are happening at the trailhead of Bartram Trail in Columbia County. The Army Corps of Engineers and several other local organizations are teaming up to fund the almost $100,000 in improvements. Within the next two weeks crews will be thinning out the area where a larger parking lot will go and many new amenities. The organization hopes construction for the trailhead will be finished by the end of the summer, but for now the trailhead area will be closed. The multiple and diverse...
    Renovations are happening at the trailhead of Bartram Trail in Columbia County. The Army Corps of Engineers and several other local organizations are teaming up to fund the almost $100,000 in improvements. Within the next two weeks crews will be thinning out the area where a larger parking lot will go and many new amenities. The organization hopes construction for the trailhead will be finished by the end of the summer, but for now the trailhead area will be closed. The multiple and diverse...
  • Wrightsboro Road Reconstruction Road Closures Continues

    Wrightsboro Road Reconstruction Road Closures Continues

    Sunday, July 12 2015 6:16 PM EDT2015-07-12 22:16:08 GMT
    Wrightsboro RoadWrightsboro Road
    Lane closures for the Wrightsboro Road Widening Reconstruction Project continues.
    Lane closures for the Wrightsboro Road Widening Reconstruction Project continues.
  • Hundreds Attend Funeral for 4-year-old Killed in School Bus Accident

    Hundreds Attend Funeral for 4-year-old Killed in School Bus Accident

    Sunday, July 12 2015 4:25 PM EDT2015-07-12 20:25:06 GMT
    Hundreds of people attended the funeral service for a 4-year-old Aiken County boy who was killed in a bus accident last week.
    Hundreds of people attended the funeral service for a 4-year-old Aiken County boy who was killed in a bus accident last week.
  • Hurricane Preparedness Week Kicks Off Sunday

    Hurricane Preparedness Week Kicks Off Sunday

    Sunday, July 12 2015 9:51 AM EDT2015-07-12 13:51:04 GMT
    South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) Logo graphicSouth Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) Logo graphic
     The South Carolina Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service are urging people to get ready for possible disasters.  
     The South Carolina Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service are urging people to get ready for possible disasters.  
  • GMA Sunday Headlines: May 31, 2015

    GMA Sunday Headlines: May 31, 2015

    Sunday, July 12 2015 8:28 AM EDT2015-07-12 12:28:07 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.
  • Man Charged With Arson After Motel Fire

    Man Charged With Arson After Motel Fire

    Saturday, July 11 2015 10:44 PM EDT2015-07-12 02:44:06 GMT
    A man is behind bars after a Friday night motel fire.
    A man is behind bars after a Friday night motel fire.
  • Charter School Group Hopeful Round Two of Petitions Will Be Approved

    Charter School Group Hopeful Round Two of Petitions Will Be Approved

    Charter School Group Hopeful Round Two of Petitions Will Be Approved

    Saturday, July 11 2015 9:09 PM EDT2015-07-12 01:09:04 GMT
    Columbia County parents may have a new option for where their children can go to school. New petitions have been submitted by a group who wants to start a charter school focused on the arts. One of the board members said it was disappointing when a petition for the Columbia County School for the Arts was denied last year. But he said this time around, its product is even stronger than before. Even though summer has kicked off, it doesn't stop Lynn Parrish from thinking about the educational ...
    Columbia County parents may have a new option for where their children can go to school. New petitions have been submitted by a group who wants to start a charter school focused on the arts. One of the board members said it was disappointing when a petition for the Columbia County School for the Arts was denied last year. But he said this time around, its product is even stronger than before. Even though summer has kicked off, it doesn't stop Lynn Parrish from thinking about the educational ...
  • Rescued Dogs Trained to Help Veterans

    Rescued Dogs Trained to Help Veterans

    Saturday, July 11 2015 6:14 PM EDT2015-07-11 22:14:00 GMT
      One local group is coming up with ways to serve veterans year round, and give rescue dogs another chance. 
      One local group is coming up with ways to serve veterans year round, and give rescue dogs another chance. 
  • Aiken County Deputies Investigating Shooting in Graniteville

    Aiken County Deputies Investigating Shooting in Graniteville

    Saturday, July 11 2015 4:38 PM EDT2015-07-11 20:38:04 GMT
    The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early morning shooting that sent one man to the hospital.
    The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early morning shooting that sent one man to the hospital.
  • Bacon Bandit Wanted for Subway Theft

    Bacon Bandit Wanted for Subway Theft

    Saturday, July 11 2015 12:12 PM EDT2015-07-11 16:12:04 GMT
     Ketheryn Thomas is accused of stealing 300 strips of bacon from the Subway on Deans Bridge Road.
     Ketheryn Thomas is accused of stealing 300 strips of bacon from the Subway on Deans Bridge Road.
  • GMA Saturday Headlines: May 30, 2015

    GMA Saturday Headlines: May 30, 2015

    Saturday, July 11 2015 9:08 AM EDT2015-07-11 13:08:00 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.
  • UPDATE: Fire Department Investigating Motel Fire

    UPDATE: Fire Department Investigating Motel Fire

    Saturday, July 11 2015 12:00 AM EDT2015-07-11 04:00:28 GMT
    The Augusta Fire Department is investigating a motel fire.
    The Augusta Fire Department is investigating a motel fire.
  • UPDATE: Body Found of Missing Man on Thurmond Lake

    UPDATE: Body Found of Missing Man on Thurmond Lake

    Tuesday, July 7 2015 4:54 PM EDT2015-07-07 20:54:07 GMT
    Crews continue the search for a man who went missing in J. Strom Thurmond Lake after falling off a water craft.
    Crews continue the search for a man who went missing in J. Strom Thurmond Lake after falling off a water craft.
  • WJBF's Jennie Montgomery Supports MHA With Luscious Lemon Pound Cake

    Aiken's Cookin' With Celebrity Chefs June 12th

    Aiken's Cookin' With Celebrity Chefs June 12th

    Tuesday, June 30 2015 8:11 PM EDT2015-07-01 00:11:05 GMT
    Get your tickets now for the 16th Annual Aiken's Cookin' with Celebrity Chefs fundraiser coming up Friday, June 12, 2015.  WJBF's Jennie Montgomery is stepping way out of her comfort zone and participating as a dessert chef.
    Get your tickets now for the 16th Annual Aiken's Cookin' with Celebrity Chefs fundraiser coming up Friday, June 12, 2015.  WJBF's Jennie Montgomery is stepping way out of her comfort zone and participating as a dessert chef.
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