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  • Fire Crews Called to Gordon Highway Motel

    Fire Crews Called to Gordon Highway Motel

    Saturday, May 30 2015 12:12 AM EDT2015-05-30 04:12:39 GMT
    Fire crews are currently on the scene of a fire at Motel One on Gordon Highway in Augusta.
    Fire crews are currently on the scene of a fire at Motel One on Gordon Highway in Augusta.
  • Salvation Army Collecting Food, Fans and Bottled Water

    Salvation Army Collecting Food, Fans and Bottled Water

    Friday, May 29 2015 9:30 PM EDT2015-05-30 01:30:14 GMT
    The Salvation Army of Augusta will host its "Cans, Fans and Bottled Water" drive May 30th to collect canned food, electric fans, and bottled water for individuals and families in need.
    The Salvation Army of Augusta will host its "Cans, Fans and Bottled Water" drive May 30th to collect canned food, electric fans, and bottled water for individuals and families in need.
  • Loved Ones Bid Soldiers Adieu, Off to Operation Inherent Resolve in Southwest Asia

    Loved Ones Bid Soldiers Adieu, Off to Operation Inherent Resolve in Southwest Asia

    Friday, May 29 2015 9:29 PM EDT2015-05-30 01:29:19 GMT
    More than a dozen soldiers from Fort Gordon are packing their bags and heading to a mission in Southwest Asia. This is in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. It was a bittersweet moment for soldiers and their loved ones who wished them farewell on a nine-month long deployment. Some soldiers played in a band while others attended the ceremony with family. Erica Davis was there with her three children to send off her loved one. 
    More than a dozen soldiers from Fort Gordon are packing their bags and heading to a mission in Southwest Asia. This is in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. It was a bittersweet moment for soldiers and their loved ones who wished them farewell on a nine-month long deployment. Some soldiers played in a band while others attended the ceremony with family. Erica Davis was there with her three children to send off her loved one. 
  • Golden Harvest Food Bank To Distribute Food On Saturday

    Golden Harvest Food Bank To Distribute Food On Saturday

    Friday, May 29 2015 6:28 PM EDT2015-05-29 22:28:17 GMT
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    Golden Harvest Food Bank is hosting its “Beat Summer Hunger” Mobile Food Pantry Distribution event Saturday morning where food will be distributed free of charge to Richmond County residents.
    Golden Harvest Food Bank is hosting its “Beat Summer Hunger” Mobile Food Pantry Distribution event Saturday morning where food will be distributed free of charge to Richmond County residents.
  • SC State Lawmakers say 'No More' to Domestic Violence

    SC State Lawmakers say 'No More' to Domestic Violence

    Friday, May 29 2015 6:05 PM EDT2015-05-29 22:05:46 GMT
    A bill increasing penalties in South Carolina for repeat domestic violence offenders is heading to the governor's desk.
    A bill increasing penalties in South Carolina for repeat domestic violence offenders is heading to the governor's desk.
  • Augusta Grandfather Euphoric After Winning New 2015 Cadillac SRX

    Augusta Grandfather Euphoric After Winning New 2015 Cadillac SRX

    Friday, May 29 2015 6:02 PM EDT2015-05-29 22:02:21 GMT
    Photo of James Ford (right) and his wife Jennie. They were presented with a 2015 Cadillac SRX, sourtesy of the Georgia Lottery on Friday (Photo courtesy: Georgia Lottery Corp)Photo of James Ford (right) and his wife Jennie. They were presented with a 2015 Cadillac SRX, sourtesy of the Georgia Lottery on Friday (Photo courtesy: Georgia Lottery Corp)
    James Ford, a grandfather of three, has won a brand new 2015 Cadillac SRX courtesy of the Georgia Lottery.
    James Ford, a grandfather of three, has won a brand new 2015 Cadillac SRX courtesy of the Georgia Lottery.
  • Augusta Newborn Named First 5/29 College Savings Day Baby at Doctors Hospital

    Augusta Newborn Named First 5/29 College Savings Day Baby at Doctors Hospital

    Friday, May 29 2015 5:56 PM EDT2015-05-29 21:56:59 GMT
    Photo of the Parker family and their Path2College 529 Plan check (courtesy: Doctors Hospital)Photo of the Parker family and their Path2College 529 Plan check (courtesy: Doctors Hospital)
    For one Augusta family, May 29th will always be a special day. Not only did they welcome 8lb.4oz. baby Sage Parker at 5:06 a.m., they were awarded $1,529 for his college savings.
    For one Augusta family, May 29th will always be a special day. Not only did they welcome 8lb.4oz. baby Sage Parker at 5:06 a.m., they were awarded $1,529 for his college savings.
  • SC School Districts Trying to Fill Teacher Vacancies for Fall

    SC School Districts Trying to Fill Teacher Vacancies for Fall

    Friday, May 29 2015 5:47 PM EDT2015-05-29 21:47:35 GMT
    SC school districts are  trying to fill teacher vacancies for fall.
    SC school districts are  trying to fill teacher vacancies for fall.
  • Keeping Kids Away From Summertime Crime

    Keeping Kids Away From Summertime Crime

    Friday, May 29 2015 5:39 PM EDT2015-05-29 21:39:14 GMT
    One bad decision is all it takes to move your child from school to the slammer. Summertime is prime time for kids to get in trouble. "Misdemeanor cases. criminal trespass, vandalism. misdemeanor thefts, shoplifting, that sort of thing." Columbia County Sheriff's Captain Steve Morris knows prevention starts with police presence. "We focus on our parks and recreation areas, Morris says. Kids have a tendency to congregate in certain areas. we respond to those areas. we're highly visible." ...
    One bad decision is all it takes to move your child from school to the slammer. Summertime is prime time for kids to get in trouble. "Misdemeanor cases. criminal trespass, vandalism. misdemeanor thefts, shoplifting, that sort of thing." Columbia County Sheriff's Captain Steve Morris knows prevention starts with police presence. "We focus on our parks and recreation areas, Morris says. Kids have a tendency to congregate in certain areas. we respond to those areas. we're highly visible." ...
  • UPDATED ON 6: Several Suspects Arrested After Drug Investigation, Police Pursuit In Augusta

    UPDATED ON 6: Several Suspects Arrested After Drug Investigation, Police Pursuit In Augusta

    Friday, May 29 2015 4:40 PM EDT2015-05-29 20:40:08 GMT
    Photo of marijuana, a gun, and cash seized in a Richmond County drug investigationPhoto of marijuana, a gun, and cash seized in a Richmond County drug investigation
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has released some information concerning a Thursday afternoon pursuit and crashes involving county-owned vehicles.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has released some information concerning a Thursday afternoon pursuit and crashes involving county-owned vehicles.
  • Suspect Arrested In Aiken County Days Inn Armed Robbery

    Suspect Arrested In Aiken County Days Inn Armed Robbery

    Friday, May 29 2015 3:14 PM EDT2015-05-29 19:14:04 GMT
    Mug shot of 55-year-old Michael Alan Turner, who is charged with Armed Robbery in Aiken County (Courtesy: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of 55-year-old Michael Alan Turner, who is charged with Armed Robbery in Aiken County (Courtesy: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)
    A suspect has been arrested in connection to an armed robbery that took place Thursday afternoon at the Days Inn, which is located at 2654 Columbia Highway North (U.S. Highway 1) in Aiken.
    A suspect has been arrested in connection to an armed robbery that took place Thursday afternoon at the Days Inn, which is located at 2654 Columbia Highway North (U.S. Highway 1) in Aiken.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Victim In Deadly Taliaferro Crash On I-20 Identified

    UPDATED ON 6: Victim In Deadly Taliaferro Crash On I-20 Identified

    Friday, May 29 2015 1:49 PM EDT2015-05-29 17:49:19 GMT
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    We now know the name of the person who died in a crash on I-20 in Taliaferro County that happened Thursday afternoon.
    We now know the name of the person who died in a crash on I-20 in Taliaferro County that happened Thursday afternoon.
  • Suspect Charged In Allendale Shooting Death

    Suspect Charged In Allendale Shooting Death

    Friday, May 29 2015 11:16 AM EDT2015-05-29 15:16:03 GMT
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    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that a suspect has been arrested in a deadly shooting that happened Tuesday at an Allendale, South Carolina apartment complex.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that a suspect has been arrested in a deadly shooting that happened Tuesday at an Allendale, South Carolina apartment complex.
  • Prayer Vigil, Candles to Remember Young Life

    Prayer Vigil, Candles to Remember Young Life

    Friday, May 29 2015 10:54 AM EDT2015-05-29 14:54:09 GMT
    The mood was somber and there were tears. There was also prayer and songs as well a love offering to help a family get through a recent tragedy. That was the scenario for the Prayer Vigil held in honor of 4-year-old Kyrie Henry. Adraine Jones did one of her nephew's favorite things at the vigil in his honor; sang songs.  
    The mood was somber and there were tears. There was also prayer and songs as well a love offering to help a family get through a recent tragedy. That was the scenario for the Prayer Vigil held in honor of 4-year-old Kyrie Henry. Adraine Jones did one of her nephew's favorite things at the vigil in his honor; sang songs.  
  • "Out There...Somewhere": Art That Stops Traffic

    "Out There...Somewhere": Art That Stops Traffic

    Friday, May 29 2015 10:53 AM EDT2015-05-29 14:53:44 GMT
    Photo of a painted Augusta, Georgia traffic light utility box as part of Art the BoxPhoto of a painted Augusta, Georgia traffic light utility box as part of Art the Box
    Painting is coming to the pavement, making something ordinary a little extraordinary. It's "Out There...Somewhere" with WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola.
    Painting is coming to the pavement, making something ordinary a little extraordinary. It's "Out There...Somewhere" with WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Friday, May 29 2015 7:02 AM EDT2015-05-29 11:02:23 GMT
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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple Vehicles Involved In Columbia County Crash

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple Vehicles Involved In Columbia County Crash

    Thursday, May 28 2015 6:07 PM EDT2015-05-28 22:07:03 GMT
    Photo from the scene of a multiple vehicle crash in Columbia Road on South Belair Road at Holley RoadPhoto from the scene of a multiple vehicle crash in Columbia Road on South Belair Road at Holley Road
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned Columbia County Sheriff's Office deputies are on the scene of a multiple vehicle crash.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned Columbia County Sheriff's Office deputies are on the scene of a multiple vehicle crash.
  • GDOT: Road Construction in Augusta is a Sign of Progress

    GDOT: Road Construction in Augusta is a Sign of Progress

    Thursday, May 28 2015 5:57 PM EDT2015-05-28 21:57:57 GMT
    State Transportation Chairman Don Grantham says road construction is a sign of progress.
    State Transportation Chairman Don Grantham says road construction is a sign of progress.
  • Former Richmond County Coroner Pleads Guilty to Stealing from the Dead

    Former Richmond County Coroner Pleads Guilty to Stealing from the Dead

    Thursday, May 28 2015 5:40 PM EDT2015-05-28 21:40:29 GMT
    Mug shot of fo0rmer Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of fo0rmer Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    Former Richmond County Coroner, Grover Tuten pleaded guilty Wednesday to the federal charge of Unauthorized Use of an Access Device.
    Former Richmond County Coroner, Grover Tuten pleaded guilty Wednesday to the federal charge of Unauthorized Use of an Access Device.
  • Hephzibah Murder Suspect Indicted

    Hephzibah Murder Suspect Indicted

    Thursday, May 28 2015 4:42 PM EDT2015-05-28 20:42:00 GMT
    Mug shot of Richard Manley Ouzts (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Richard Manley Ouzts (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the suspect in a March 1st murder in Hephzibah has been indicted.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the suspect in a March 1st murder in Hephzibah has been indicted.
  • Alleged "Foot Fetishist" Indicted On Robbery Charge

    Alleged "Foot Fetishist" Indicted On Robbery Charge

    Thursday, May 28 2015 3:42 PM EDT2015-05-28 19:42:48 GMT
    Mug shot of Joey William Leaphart (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Joey William Leaphart (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that an alleged "foot fetishist" has been indicted on a robbery charge from a March 18th incident in Richmond County.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that an alleged "foot fetishist" has been indicted on a robbery charge from a March 18th incident in Richmond County.
  • Metro Augusta's Unemployment Rate Declines To 6.1 Percent In April

    Metro Augusta's Unemployment Rate Declines To 6.1 Percent In April

    Thursday, May 28 2015 2:29 PM EDT2015-05-28 18:29:54 GMT
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    The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Augusta's unemployment rate for April was 6.1 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in March.
    The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Augusta's unemployment rate for April was 6.1 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in March.
  • CSRA's Unemployment Rate Declines To 6.4 Percent In April

    CSRA's Unemployment Rate Declines To 6.4 Percent In April

    Thursday, May 28 2015 2:28 PM EDT2015-05-28 18:28:06 GMT
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    The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) region for April was 6.4 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 6.8 percent in March.
    The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) region for April was 6.4 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 6.8 percent in March.
  • Augusta Mother Accused Of Locking Teen Out Of Their Home For Missing Curfew

    Augusta Mother Accused Of Locking Teen Out Of Their Home For Missing Curfew

    Thursday, May 28 2015 2:09 PM EDT2015-05-28 18:09:57 GMT
    Mug shot of 34-year-old Antonia Antoinette Folsom, who is accused of ocking her 13-year-old son out of their home for repeatedly missing curfew (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of 34-year-old Antonia Antoinette Folsom, who is accused of ocking her 13-year-old son out of their home for repeatedly missing curfew (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    An Augusta mother is in trouble after allegedly making her 13-year-old son sleep outside for missing curfew several times.
    An Augusta mother is in trouble after allegedly making her 13-year-old son sleep outside for missing curfew several times.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

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

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

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

    Bamberg County Fire Official Accused Of Shooting At Two Women

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 8:07 PM EDT2015-05-28 00:07:42 GMT
    Mug shot of 37-year-old Brenna Ayers HAncock (Courtesy: Bamberg County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of 37-year-old Brenna Ayers HAncock (Courtesy: Bamberg County Sheriff's Office)
    A Bamberg County fire official is in jail after being accused of shooting at two women.
    A Bamberg County fire official is in jail after being accused of shooting at two women.
  • Screven County Teen Dies In Rollover Accident

    Screven County Teen Dies In Rollover Accident

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

    Richmond County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Serves Suspension

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

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

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

    Eye In The Sky Increases Thousands Of Richmond County Property Values

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

    Augusta To Study Fort Gordon Bus Route To Keep It Rolling

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

    Augusta Commissioners Want Something Done At Regency Mall

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 7:08 PM EDT2015-05-27 23:08:45 GMT
    Photo of Regency Mall, in Augusta, GeorgiaPhoto of Regency Mall, in Augusta, Georgia
    Augusta doesn't own it, nor have the money to do anything with it, but some Augusta leaders are pushing to get the Regency Mall area developed one way or the other.
    Augusta doesn't own it, nor have the money to do anything with it, but some Augusta leaders are pushing to get the Regency Mall area developed one way or the other.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Investigation Underway Into Deadly Aiken County School Bus Crash

    UPDATED ON 6: Investigation Underway Into Deadly Aiken County School Bus Crash

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 7:00 PM EDT2015-05-27 23:00:02 GMT
    Photo form the scene of a deadly accidnet in eech Island, South Carolina involving a school bus and an 18-wheeler.Photo form the scene of a deadly accidnet in eech Island, South Carolina involving a school bus and an 18-wheeler.
    WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter provide the latest information on a deadly crash in Aiken County that happened Wednesday morning that involved a school bus and an 18-wheeler.
    WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter provide the latest information on a deadly crash in Aiken County that happened Wednesday morning that involved a school bus and an 18-wheeler.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Two Teens Arrested In Connection To Rescue Squad Burglaries

    UPDATED ON 6: Two Teens Arrested In Connection To Rescue Squad Burglaries

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 6:00 PM EDT2015-05-27 22:00:59 GMT
    Mug shot of 17-year-old J-Sun Marcellus Davis, who is accused of breaking into the Belvedere/North Augusta Rescue Building (Courtesy: North Augusta Department of Public Safety)Mug shot of 17-year-old J-Sun Marcellus Davis, who is accused of breaking into the Belvedere/North Augusta Rescue Building (Courtesy: North Augusta Department of Public Safety)
    The North Augusta Department of Public Safety is looking for suspects in a string of burglaries at the Belvedere-North Augusta Rescue Squad building.
    The North Augusta Department of Public Safety is looking for suspects in a string of burglaries at the Belvedere-North Augusta Rescue Squad building.
  • North Augusta Public Safety Officer Indicted for Shooting Driver

    North Augusta Public Safety Officer Indicted for Shooting Driver

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 5:16 PM EDT2015-05-27 21:16:38 GMT
    Photo of Justin Gregory Craven, a North Augusta Department of Public Safety officer charged with shooting into a vehicle during a deadly police chase in 2014 in Edgefield CountyPhoto of Justin Gregory Craven, a North Augusta Department of Public Safety officer charged with shooting into a vehicle during a deadly police chase in 2014 in Edgefield County
    A North Augusta Department of Public Safety officer has been indicted on a felony charge in the death of a driver who was fatally shot after a long car chase.
    A North Augusta Department of Public Safety officer has been indicted on a felony charge in the death of a driver who was fatally shot after a long car chase.
  • Greenbrier Baseball Team Wins State Championship

    Greenbrier Baseball Team Wins State Championship

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 4:35 PM EDT2015-05-27 20:35:51 GMT
    The Wolfpack beat Gainesville 5-2 Wednesday in a decisive game 3 to capture the 5A state baseball championship.
    The Wolfpack beat Gainesville 5-2 Wednesday in a decisive game 3 to capture the 5A state baseball championship.
  • Adopt-A-Pet: May 27, 2015

    Adopt-A-Pet: May 27, 2015

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 1:54 PM EDT2015-05-27 17:54:58 GMT
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    Southern Souls Rescue was on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon May 27th with Mary Morrison and Anne Sawyer.
    Southern Souls Rescue was on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon May 27th with Mary Morrison and Anne Sawyer.
  • Arrest Made In 2002 Emanuel County Murder

    Arrest Made In 2002 Emanuel County Murder

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

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 7:04 AM EDT2015-05-27 11:04:57 GMT
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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Harlem City Council Votes Down Rezoning Request for Apartment Complex Amid Community Backlash

    Harlem City Council Votes Down Rezoning Request for Apartment Complex Amid Community Backlash

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 11:17 PM EDT2015-05-27 03:17:48 GMT
    The Harlem City Council discussed rezoning two pieces of land along Appling Harlem Road and Old Louisville Road. Talks were to build a single story, senior housing facility and a 125-unit apartment complex. The council voted both rezoning applications down, unanimously.
    The Harlem City Council discussed rezoning two pieces of land along Appling Harlem Road and Old Louisville Road. Talks were to build a single story, senior housing facility and a 125-unit apartment complex. The council voted both rezoning applications down, unanimously.
  • Adults Charged With Criminal Sexual Conduct Involving 13-Year-Old

    Adults Charged With Criminal Sexual Conduct Involving 13-Year-Old

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 10:44 PM EDT2015-05-27 02:44:51 GMT
    Two adults arrested in Orangeburg County, SC after a sheriff's investigation found evidence of sex with child... starting when the girl was only 10.
    Two adults arrested in Orangeburg County, SC after a sheriff's investigation found evidence of sex with child... starting when the girl was only 10.
  • Use Surplus for Tax Cuts, Debt, or Roads, Haley and Lawmakers Say

    Use Surplus for Tax Cuts, Debt, or Roads, Haley and Lawmakers Say

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 10:21 PM EDT2015-05-27 02:21:33 GMT
    South Carolina is expected to have an extra $400 million in the state budget and Gov. Nikki Haley said Tuesday it should either go back to taxpayers, used to pay down state debt, or go to roads.
    South Carolina is expected to have an extra $400 million in the state budget and Gov. Nikki Haley said Tuesday it should either go back to taxpayers, used to pay down state debt, or go to roads.
  • Demolition Of Historic Court Building Wouldn't Cost Augusta Any Extra, But Some Still Want It Gone

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

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

    Storm Water Utility Fee Set For Final Vote Next Week

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 6:28 PM EDT2015-05-26 22:28:55 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
    The Storm Water Utility Fee is heading to a final vote. Some Augusta Commissioners say the fee needs to be cut by 30 percent, but others say the full fee is needed to do it right for Augusta.
    The Storm Water Utility Fee is heading to a final vote. Some Augusta Commissioners say the fee needs to be cut by 30 percent, but others say the full fee is needed to do it right for Augusta.
  • UPDATED ON 6: 3 Saluda County Home Invasion Suspects In Custody, 4th Being Sought

    UPDATED ON 6: 3 Saluda County Home Invasion Suspects In Custody, 4th Being Sought

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 5:44 PM EDT2015-05-26 21:44:29 GMT
    Mug shot of 40-year-old Tenesha Machelle Smith (Credit: Saluda County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of 40-year-old Tenesha Machelle Smith (Credit: Saluda County Sheriff's Office)
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a third suspect is now in custody in connection to a home invasion that happened last Wednesday in Saluda County.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a third suspect is now in custody in connection to a home invasion that happened last Wednesday in Saluda County.
  • Augusta Man Accused Of Hitting Woman With A Hammer

    Augusta Man Accused Of Hitting Woman With A Hammer

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

    Crews Continuing Search For Missing Man On Thurmond Lake

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

    Two CSRA Students Appearing In The 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee

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

    Staying Safe When Lightning Strikes

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

    Quick Cooking w/Karin Calloway: Creamed Corn Casserole

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 1:21 PM EDT2015-05-26 17:21:59 GMT
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    The sides are just as important at a big family Sunday supper or backyard barbecue as the main dishes.
    The sides are just as important at a big family Sunday supper or backyard barbecue as the main dishes.
  • Your Hometown Grovetown: Rebecca Erryn Moon Foundation

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Rebecca Erryn Moon Foundation

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

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Angie Moon Interview

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

    Your Hometown Grovetown: CSRA Mustang Club

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

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Grovetown Development

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

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Grovetown Residential Growth

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

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Vision 2035

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

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Frank Neal Interview

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

    Your Hometown Grovetown: Don Blackstock Interview

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

    PHOTOS: Your Hometown: Grovetown

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

    Storm Water Utility Fee Goes Back Before Augusta Commissioners

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

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

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

    Historic Augusta Building Demolition Costs Questioned

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

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 7:05 AM EDT2015-05-26 11:05:16 GMT
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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • PHOTOS: Gateway Southern Stampede National Mustang Show

    PHOTOS: Gateway Southern Stampede National Mustang Show

    Monday, May 25 2015 4:00 PM EDT2015-05-25 20:00:19 GMT
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    Click to view a photo gallery of photos taken this past weekend at  the Gateway Southern Stampede National Mustang Show in Grovetown, Georgia.
    Click to view a photo gallery of photos taken this past weekend at  the Gateway Southern Stampede National Mustang Show in Grovetown, Georgia.
  • Aiken County Firefighters Working to Put Out Brush Fire

    Aiken County Firefighters Working to Put Out Brush Fire

    Monday, May 25 2015 3:45 PM EDT2015-05-25 19:45:13 GMT
    Graniteville, S.C. firefighters are battling a brush fire off Connector Road.
    Graniteville, S.C. firefighters are battling a brush fire off Connector Road.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

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

    Traffic Related Deaths on the Rise

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

    Art The Box

    Sunday, May 24 2015 10:35 PM EDT2015-05-25 02:35:13 GMT
    The Greater Augusta Arts Council started the Art The Box project initiative to inspire pride among Augusta. Twenty local artists were selected to paint 23 traffic boxes around the city. 
    The Greater Augusta Arts Council started the Art The Box project initiative to inspire pride among Augusta. Twenty local artists were selected to paint 23 traffic boxes around the city. 
  • Update: Cause of Death Released for Body Found in a field in November

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

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

    Last Holiday Weekend that Fireworks Sales are Illegal in Georgia

    Last Holiday Weekend that Fireworks Sales are Illegal in Georgia

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

    Man Arrested in Police Chase, Auto Theft

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

    GMA Sunday Headlines: May 24, 2015

    Sunday, May 24 2015 8:52 AM EDT2015-05-24 12:52:38 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Breaking: Structure fire on Edgefield Highway

    Breaking: Structure fire on Edgefield Highway

    Saturday, May 23 2015 10:58 PM EDT2015-05-24 02:58:50 GMT
    The Aiken County fire department is working to clear a fire on Edgefield Highway.
    The Aiken County fire department is working to clear a fire on Edgefield Highway.
  • Grovetown Man Dies in Kentucky Plane Crash

    Grovetown Man Dies in Kentucky Plane Crash

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

    Hundreds of High School Students Graduate from Columbia County Schools

    Hundreds of High School Students Graduate from Columbia County Schools

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

    City of Aiken Hosts Memorial Day Parade

    Saturday, May 23 2015 2:12 PM EDT2015-05-23 18:12:24 GMT
    The Marine Corps League at the Aiken Memorial Day ParadeThe Marine Corps League at the Aiken Memorial Day Parade
    Aiken, SC - It was a special day in Aiken today as the city hosted...
    Aiken, SC - It was a special day in Aiken today as the city hosted...
  • Breaking on 6: Small Plane Crashes After Leaving Columbia Airport

    Breaking on 6: Small Plane Crashes After Leaving Columbia Airport

    Saturday, May 23 2015 12:26 PM EDT2015-05-23 16:26:16 GMT
    A small plane has crashed after leaving the airport in Columbia, South Carolina.
    A small plane has crashed after leaving the airport in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Breaking on 6: Officer Found Not Guilty in Shooting of 2 Unarmed Suspects

    Breaking on 6: Officer Found Not Guilty in Shooting of 2 Unarmed Suspects

    Saturday, May 23 2015 11:09 AM EDT2015-05-23 15:09:39 GMT
    A Cleveland officer has been found not guilty in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire after a high-speed chase.
    A Cleveland officer has been found not guilty in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire after a high-speed chase.
  • Suspect in Custody for 2012 Murder

    Suspect in Custody for 2012 Murder

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

    Fiery Crash Injures 4

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

    GMA Saturday Headlines: May 23, 2015

    Saturday, May 23 2015 8:22 AM EDT2015-05-23 12:22:22 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • "Out There...Somewhere": 'Stangs Don't Cause Burk Or Cascade

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

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

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

    Friday, May 22 2015 4:45 PM EDT2015-05-22 20:45:10 GMT
    Photo taken at Westover Memorial Park Friday in Augusta, Georgia as Junior ROTC students placed American flags on veterans' graves.Photo taken at Westover Memorial Park Friday in Augusta, Georgia as Junior ROTC students placed American flags on veterans' graves.
    A group of Junior ROTC members spent Friday morning placing American flags on the gravestones of veterans at Westover Memorial Park in Augusta.
    A group of Junior ROTC members spent Friday morning placing American flags on the gravestones of veterans at Westover Memorial Park in Augusta.
  • Importance of Pool Safety this Summer

    Importance of Pool Safety this Summer

    Friday, May 22 2015 3:12 PM EDT2015-05-22 19:12:26 GMT
    Memorial day weekend marks the traditional opening of pools in many communities.With that in mind, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission wants to remind everyone those pools can be deadly.Particularly for young kids.Experts say pools need to have gates and locks. Chairman of the CPSC, Elliot F. Kaye says, "Four sided fencing around pools with gates that lock, think about it this way and remember this easy rule, when it comes to drowning prevention, four is far more than three, three sid...
    Memorial day weekend marks the traditional opening of pools in many communities.With that in mind, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission wants to remind everyone those pools can be deadly.Particularly for young kids.Experts say pools need to have gates and locks. Chairman of the CPSC, Elliot F. Kaye says, "Four sided fencing around pools with gates that lock, think about it this way and remember this easy rule, when it comes to drowning prevention, four is far more than three, three sid...
  • Suspect Sought In Laundromat Burglary And Vandalism

    Suspect Sought In Laundromat Burglary And Vandalism

    Friday, May 22 2015 11:56 AM EDT2015-05-22 15:56:41 GMT
    The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in a burglary and vandalism.
    The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in a burglary and vandalism.
  • Last Day of School for Several CSRA Counties

    Last Day of School for Several CSRA Counties

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

    Fort Gordon Warrior Remembrance Ceremony Honors Fallen Soldiers

    Friday, May 22 2015 10:02 AM EDT2015-05-22 14:02:33 GMT
    Memorial Day weekend isn't all about the cookouts, trips and good times.
    Memorial Day weekend isn't all about the cookouts, trips and good times.
  • 'Tow-To-Go' Program in Effect

    'Tow-To-Go' Program in Effect

    Friday, May 22 2015 8:31 AM EDT2015-05-22 12:31:43 GMT
    Tow To Go program by Budlight and AAATow To Go program by Budlight and AAA
    AAA and Bud Light are teaming up again this holiday weekend to help you get home safely, if you have too much to drink.
    AAA and Bud Light are teaming up again this holiday weekend to help you get home safely, if you have too much to drink.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

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

    TRAFFIC: Road Blocked at Peach Orchard Road and Rosier Road

    Friday, May 22 2015 7:30 AM EDT2015-05-22 11:30:13 GMT
    Richmond County Deputies on the scene of an overnight accident in Augusta because of some downed cables. The accident took place on Peach Orchard Road at the intersection of Rosier Road.
    Richmond County Deputies on the scene of an overnight accident in Augusta because of some downed cables. The accident took place on Peach Orchard Road at the intersection of Rosier Road.
  • North Augusta Talks Leaks, Gas Prices with Palmetto Pipeline

    North Augusta Talks Leaks, Gas Prices with Palmetto Pipeline

    Thursday, May 21 2015 10:55 PM EDT2015-05-22 02:55:07 GMT
    The push to lay hundreds of miles of pipeline in the Southeast made its way to South Carolina. People in North Augusta shared their concerns with the company that wants to, in some cases, run fuel right through their property. This was a very different meeting from the one people attended in Burke County two weeks ago. This time, home owners did not publicly share their concerns. Kinder Morgan staff was on hand to informally answer questions. 
    The push to lay hundreds of miles of pipeline in the Southeast made its way to South Carolina. People in North Augusta shared their concerns with the company that wants to, in some cases, run fuel right through their property. This was a very different meeting from the one people attended in Burke County two weeks ago. This time, home owners did not publicly share their concerns. Kinder Morgan staff was on hand to informally answer questions. 
  • Alleged Animal Abuse at Dog Grooming Businesses

    Alleged Animal Abuse at Dog Grooming Businesses

    Thursday, May 21 2015 10:10 PM EDT2015-05-22 02:10:44 GMT
    Dog grooming businesses are under close watch lately after dozens of reported cases of animal abuse and mishandling by the groomers.
    Dog grooming businesses are under close watch lately after dozens of reported cases of animal abuse and mishandling by the groomers.
  • Homeowners Fear Palmetto Pipeline will Ruin Property

    Homeowners Fear Palmetto Pipeline will Ruin Property

    Homeowners Fear Palmetto Pipeline will Ruin Property

    Thursday, May 21 2015 6:49 PM EDT2015-05-21 22:49:42 GMT
    The Palmetto Pipeline was up for discussion on Thursday night, this time in South Carolina. Dozens came together at a meeting at the North Augusta Community Center. The controversial project would affect many land owners across the CSRA including some in North Augusta. The meeting is supposed to paint a better picture of what this project means for those who live in Aiken County. Many state representatives are expected to attend in addition to Kinder Morgan. There are many property owners who...
    The Palmetto Pipeline was up for discussion on Thursday night, this time in South Carolina. Dozens came together at a meeting at the North Augusta Community Center. The controversial project would affect many land owners across the CSRA including some in North Augusta. The meeting is supposed to paint a better picture of what this project means for those who live in Aiken County. Many state representatives are expected to attend in addition to Kinder Morgan. There are many property owners who...
  • CSRA Graduation Dates

    CSRA Graduation Dates

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

    Arrest Made In 2012 Murder In Hephzibah

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

    Police Agencies Do Explosives Training in Richmond County

    Thursday, May 21 2015 5:30 PM EDT2015-05-21 21:30:23 GMT
    More than 28 law enforcement agencies came together in Richmond County to blow stuff up. News Channel 6's Mike Miller explains.
    More than 28 law enforcement agencies came together in Richmond County to blow stuff up. News Channel 6's Mike Miller explains.
  • North Augusta Public Safety Officer's Court Case To Continue

    North Augusta Public Safety Officer's Court Case To Continue

    Thursday, May 21 2015 3:22 PM EDT2015-05-21 19:22:03 GMT
    Photo of Justin Gregory Craven, a North Augusta Department of Public Safety officer charged with shooting into a vehicle during a deadly police chase in 2014 in Edgefield CountyPhoto of Justin Gregory Craven, a North Augusta Department of Public Safety officer charged with shooting into a vehicle during a deadly police chase in 2014 in Edgefield County
    The case of a North Augusta Department of Public Safety officer charged after firing into a car during a deadly 2014 police chase will continue.
    The case of a North Augusta Department of Public Safety officer charged after firing into a car during a deadly 2014 police chase will continue.
  • Adopt-A-Pet May 20, 2015

    Adopt-A-Pet May 20, 2015

    Thursday, May 21 2015 10:45 AM EDT2015-05-21 14:45:31 GMT
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    Adopt-A-Pet we are happy to have Katlyn Morris from the Humane Society of Morgan County.Also joining us our Adopt-A-Pet Coordinator Anne Sawyer and our good friend Avis Lyle.
    Adopt-A-Pet we are happy to have Katlyn Morris from the Humane Society of Morgan County.Also joining us our Adopt-A-Pet Coordinator Anne Sawyer and our good friend Avis Lyle.
  • UPDATE: Suspects Arrested in Operation Mayday Denied Bond

    UPDATE: Suspects Arrested in Operation Mayday Denied Bond

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

    WJBF EXTRA: Laura's Lesson

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

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Thursday, May 21 2015 7:45 AM EDT2015-05-21 11:45:33 GMT
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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Charleston Police Think They Have Located Shooting Suspect

    Charleston Police Think They Have Located Shooting Suspect

    Thursday, May 21 2015 7:38 AM EDT2015-05-21 11:38:24 GMT
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Charleston police have surrounded a home where they think the suspect in the wounding of a Berkeley County sheriff's deputy last week is hiding.
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Charleston police have surrounded a home where they think the suspect in the wounding of a Berkeley County sheriff's deputy last week is hiding.
  • Holiday Should Not Impact Search for Missing Jet Ski Man

    Holiday Should Not Impact Search for Missing Jet Ski Man

    Wednesday, May 20 2015 10:52 PM EDT2015-05-21 02:52:55 GMT
    Search crews combed J. Strom Thurmond Lake, at the West Dam Recreational Area, doing everything they could to find Christopher Harper. On day three, the search area was still contained to where witnesses last saw him. Mark Padgett is hoping side scan sonar helps bring closure to the family. “It's been a wonderful tool since we acquired it several years ago and been able to bring some closer to some folks pretty fast,” said Padgett, with the Department of Natural Resources. 
    Search crews combed J. Strom Thurmond Lake, at the West Dam Recreational Area, doing everything they could to find Christopher Harper. On day three, the search area was still contained to where witnesses last saw him. Mark Padgett is hoping side scan sonar helps bring closure to the family. “It's been a wonderful tool since we acquired it several years ago and been able to bring some closer to some folks pretty fast,” said Padgett, with the Department of Natural Resources. 
  • New Rules Would Restrict Operation Hours For Augusta Crematories

    New Rules Would Restrict Operation Hours For Augusta Crematories

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

    Delay In Storm Water Utility Fee Approval Leaves Augusta Commission Hanging

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

    Kinder Morgan Answers the Tough Questions

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

    Man Arrested in Child Sex Sting Volunteered as a Soccer Coach

    Man Arrested in Child Sex Sting Volunteered as a Soccer Coach

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

    Professional Indoor Football Returning To The CSRA In July

    Wednesday, May 20 2015 6:17 PM EDT2015-05-20 22:17:27 GMT
    CSRA Gladiators logo graphicCSRA Gladiators logo graphic
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that professional indoor football is making its return to the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that professional indoor football is making its return to the CSRA.
  • Burke County Teacher Resigns after Arrest

    Burke County Teacher Resigns after Arrest

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

    UPDATED ON 6: Suspicious Aiken Death Being Investigated

    Wednesday, May 20 2015 5:33 PM EDT2015-05-20 21:33:29 GMT
    Photo of the apartment in Aiken, South Carolina where 28-year-old Lauren McKinney was found dead on Tuesday, May 19th.Photo of the apartment in Aiken, South Carolina where 28-year-old Lauren McKinney was found dead on Tuesday, May 19th.
    Autopsy results have been returned for a woman who was found dead in her apartment on Tuesday in Aiken, South Carolina
    Autopsy results have been returned for a woman who was found dead in her apartment on Tuesday in Aiken, South Carolina
  • UPDATED ON 6: Dive Team Called to Search for Missing Man on Lake Thurmond; Water Safety in Forefront

    UPDATED ON 6: Dive Team Called to Search for Missing Man on Lake Thurmond; Water Safety in Forefront

    Wednesday, May 20 2015 5:20 PM EDT2015-05-20 21:20:26 GMT
    Photo from the search for a missing man on Thurmond Lake in Appling, GeorgiaPhoto from the search for a missing man on Thurmond Lake in Appling, Georgia
    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory reports from J. Strom Thurmond Lake on the search for a man who went missing Monday after a water craft accident.
    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory reports from J. Strom Thurmond Lake on the search for a man who went missing Monday after a water craft accident.
  • Suspects Arrested In Aiken Cell Phone Store Burglaries

    Suspects Arrested In Aiken Cell Phone Store Burglaries

    Wednesday, May 20 2015 2:04 PM EDT2015-05-20 18:04:46 GMT
    Mug shot of Robert Lee Jones (Credit: Aiken Department of Public Safety)Mug shot of Robert Lee Jones (Credit: Aiken Department of Public Safety)
    Aiken Department of Public Safety investigators have arrested two men they say are responsible for cell phone store burglaries this week
    Aiken Department of Public Safety investigators have arrested two men they say are responsible for cell phone store burglaries this week
  • Zaccheus Miles Discusses Upcoming Augusta Fashion Week

    Zaccheus Miles Discusses Upcoming Augusta Fashion Week

    Wednesday, May 20 2015 12:12 PM EDT2015-05-20 16:12:46 GMT
    Fashion Designer Zaccheus MilesFashion Designer Zaccheus Miles
    Augusta Fashion Week is next week and you still have time to get tickets to this popular event.Augusta Fashion Week's main purpose is to showcase designers, retail, and model talent from around the country right here in the garden city.Here to tell us more about the event is Fashion Designer Zaccheus Miles.
    Augusta Fashion Week is next week and you still have time to get tickets to this popular event.Augusta Fashion Week's main purpose is to showcase designers, retail, and model talent from around the country right here in the garden city.Here to tell us more about the event is Fashion Designer Zaccheus Miles.
  • Aiken to Honor War Dead With Parade

    Aiken to Honor War Dead With Parade

    Wednesday, May 20 2015 11:16 AM EDT2015-05-20 15:16:55 GMT
    A Memorial Day parade will be held Saturday, May 23 in downtown Aiken.
    A Memorial Day parade will be held Saturday, May 23 in downtown Aiken.
  • Black Bear Spotted in Lincoln County

    Black Bear Spotted in Lincoln County

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

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

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

    Wednesday, May 20 2015 12:24 AM EDT2015-05-20 04:24:10 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.
  • Social Networking Safety Tips For Teens

    Social Networking Safety Tips For Teens

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

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

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 11:45 PM EDT2015-05-20 03:45:19 GMT
    A Georgia teacher is out of a job and facing charges tonight after allegedly allowing students to have sex in his classroom.
    A Georgia teacher is out of a job and facing charges tonight after allegedly allowing students to have sex in his classroom.
  • Coroner Has Released The Name Of The Victim In The Suspicious Death In Aiken

    Coroner Has Released The Name Of The Victim In The Suspicious Death In Aiken

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 9:40 PM EDT2015-05-20 01:40:28 GMT
    Photo from Glendale Terrace Apartments in Aiken, Sotuh Carolina where a woman's death is being called "suspicious" by officialsPhoto from Glendale Terrace Apartments in Aiken, Sotuh Carolina where a woman's death is being called "suspicious" by officials
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned an investigation into a "suspicious death" is underway after a woman was found dead in her apartment in Aiken.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned an investigation into a "suspicious death" is underway after a woman was found dead in her apartment in Aiken.
  • No Answers To Augusta Commissioner's Request To Be Paid For Being On Board

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

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

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

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 7:36 PM EDT2015-05-19 23:36:33 GMT
    Photo taken at Tuesday's Augusta Commission meetingPhoto taken at Tuesday's Augusta Commission meeting
    After years of debate city leaders are still not ready to approve a storm water fee and now city leaders are blasting their critics who say instead of a monthly fee special purpose sales tax dollars should be used for drainage issues
    After years of debate city leaders are still not ready to approve a storm water fee and now city leaders are blasting their critics who say instead of a monthly fee special purpose sales tax dollars should be used for drainage issues
  • UPDATED ON 6: Georgia Denies Proposed Palmetto Pipeline, Conversation Continues In South Carolina

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

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

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

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

    Teen Pleads Guilty, Sentenced In Agerton Lane Shooting

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 6:08 PM EDT2015-05-19 22:08:59 GMT
    Mug shot of Brandon DeShawn Hilton (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Brandon DeShawn Hilton (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    A teenager accused in a Richmond County shooting was in court Tuesday.
    A teenager accused in a Richmond County shooting was in court Tuesday.
  • United Way Of The CSRA Seeking Community Needs Input

    United Way Of The CSRA Seeking Community Needs Input

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

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

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 2:17 PM EDT2015-05-19 18:17:10 GMT
    Photo taken in 2014 of Ashley Lovett and her babyPhoto taken in 2014 of Ashley Lovett and her baby
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the stepmother and stepbrother of a missing Millen, Georgia woman were denied bond in her death Tuesday.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the stepmother and stepbrother of a missing Millen, Georgia woman were denied bond in her death Tuesday.
  • Bandidos vs. Cossacks: Was the Texas biker shootout over territory?

    Bandidos vs. Cossacks: Was the Texas biker shootout over territory?

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 2:14 PM EDT2015-05-19 18:14:38 GMT
    (CNN)- Like some families, biker gangs tend to settle scores among themselves. Privately, if not quietly.But on Sunday, a feud between two rival biker groups -- the Bandidos and Cossacks -- broke into the open in a big way.At least nine people were killed when a fight erupted at a Waco, Texas, restaurant, with the clash escalating in minutes from fists to guns.Eighteen people were hospitalized, according to Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton, who said that all of the victims were bikers. He ...
    (CNN)- Like some families, biker gangs tend to settle scores among themselves. Privately, if not quietly.But on Sunday, a feud between two rival biker groups -- the Bandidos and Cossacks -- broke into the open in a big way.At least nine people were killed when a fight erupted at a Waco, Texas, restaurant, with the clash escalating in minutes from fists to guns.Eighteen people were hospitalized, according to Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton, who said that all of the victims were bikers. He ...
  • Nearly Two Dozen Arrested in Operation Mayday

    Nearly Two Dozen Arrested in Operation Mayday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Georgia Implements Border to Border Campaign

    Georgia Implements Border to Border Campaign

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

    Commissioners Set to Vote on Proposed Storm Water Fee

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 8:29 AM EDT2015-05-19 12:29:42 GMT
    After years of debate, Augusta leaders are scheduled to vote today on the proposed storm water fee.The fee will be $6.40 a month for most residents, and officials are hoping to include it on water and sewer bills.The revenue will be used to fix and maintain Augusta's storm water system.Still, some commissioners are against the new fee.Mayor Pro Tem Grady Smith says, "I'd rather not see that fee cause an axe in this area I would rather us work together with a SPLOST fee or SPLOST tax and defi...
    After years of debate, Augusta leaders are scheduled to vote today on the proposed storm water fee.The fee will be $6.40 a month for most residents, and officials are hoping to include it on water and sewer bills.The revenue will be used to fix and maintain Augusta's storm water system.Still, some commissioners are against the new fee.Mayor Pro Tem Grady Smith says, "I'd rather not see that fee cause an axe in this area I would rather us work together with a SPLOST fee or SPLOST tax and defi...
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 7:08 AM EDT2015-05-19 11:08:03 GMT
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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Search for Missing Man at Lake Thurmond Resumes a Second Day

    Search for Missing Man at Lake Thurmond Resumes a Second Day

    Monday, May 18 2015 10:45 PM EDT2015-05-19 02:45:04 GMT
    A search team plans to canvass Lake Thurmond for the second time Tuesday morning in search of a man who went missing after a boating incident. It happened around 3:00 p.m. Monday at West Dam Recreation Area, near the state line. The search team stopped looking around 7:00 p.m. right around the time some of the family received the devastating news. Mark Padgett with Department of Natural Resources led the joint investigation. 
    A search team plans to canvass Lake Thurmond for the second time Tuesday morning in search of a man who went missing after a boating incident. It happened around 3:00 p.m. Monday at West Dam Recreation Area, near the state line. The search team stopped looking around 7:00 p.m. right around the time some of the family received the devastating news. Mark Padgett with Department of Natural Resources led the joint investigation. 
  • Super Bowl Champion Deon Grant Visits Area Schools

    Super Bowl Champion Deon Grant Visits Area Schools

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

    WJBF EXTRA: Investing In Educational Excellence

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

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

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

    Teens Against Gun Violence

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