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  • One teacher shares a lesson on survival

    Buddy Check 6: One teacher teaching and learning a few lessons

    Buddy Check 6: One teacher teaching and learning a few lessons

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:35:29 GMT
    There's a lot of learning going on in the classrooms at riverside middle. some lessons come from the books, while others come from the heart of a teacher battling breast cancer. Kimberely Scott has this month's University Hospital Buddy Check 6 report. Marjorie Coleman is a teacher at Riverside Middle school, who is still learning a few lessons along the way, "I teach 8th grade language arts this year, I love the children. This was a great group of kids and to have gone through a reoccurrence...
    There's a lot of learning going on in the classrooms at riverside middle. some lessons come from the books, while others come from the heart of a teacher battling breast cancer. Kimberely Scott has this month's University Hospital Buddy Check 6 report. Marjorie Coleman is a teacher at Riverside Middle school, who is still learning a few lessons along the way, "I teach 8th grade language arts this year, I love the children. This was a great group of kids and to have gone through a reoccurrence...
  • Augusta Commission Accused Of Playing "Let's Make A Deal" On District 7 Replacement

    Augusta Commission Accused Of Playing "Let's Make A Deal" On District 7 Replacement

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:08:24 GMT
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    Augusta Commissioners are attempting to find a new District 7 Commissioner to replace Donnie Smith, but one candidate says he is out, accusing city leaders of unprofessional horse trading when it comes to the appointment. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Augusta Commissioners are attempting to find a new District 7 Commissioner to replace Donnie Smith, but one candidate says he is out, accusing city leaders of unprofessional horse trading when it comes to the appointment. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • FEMA Expert To Lead Augusta's Appeal

    FEMA Expert To Lead Augusta's Appeal

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:47:45 GMT
    Ice Storm 2014 #CSRAStorm graphicIce Storm 2014 #CSRAStorm graphic
    FEMA is disputing millions of dollars in Augusta claims for reimbursement from the February ice storm, and now the city looks for high priced help in Washington D.C. to take on the agency.
    FEMA is disputing millions of dollars in Augusta claims for reimbursement from the February ice storm, and now the city looks for high priced help in Washington D.C. to take on the agency.
  • Employee Raises and Vacation Buy Back Could Cost Augusta Tax Payers $1.5 Million

    Employee Raises and Vacation Buy Back Could Cost Augusta Tax Payers $1.5 Million

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:46:28 GMT
    Dollar Sign Money graphicDollar Sign Money graphic
    Bigger tax bills hit the mail in Augusta this weekend and taxpayers are already paying up, with plans for the tax increase to pay for employee raises and vacation buyback that could run more than $1.5 million.
    Bigger tax bills hit the mail in Augusta this weekend and taxpayers are already paying up, with plans for the tax increase to pay for employee raises and vacation buyback that could run more than $1.5 million.
  • Too Many Antibiotics

    Too Many Antibiotics

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:45:25 GMT
    Antibiotics. New research showing the warnings about antibiotic overuse may not be sticking when it comes to our kids.
    Antibiotics. New research showing the warnings about antibiotic overuse may not be sticking when it comes to our kids.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Small Earthquake Hits The CSRA

    UPDATED ON 6: Small Earthquake Hits The CSRA

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:41:10 GMT
    Earthquake graphicEarthquake graphic
    Columbia County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) director Pam Tucker has provided WJBF with more information on the late Sunday night earthquake in the CSRA.
    Columbia County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) director Pam Tucker has provided WJBF with more information on the late Sunday night earthquake in the CSRA.
  • Road closure with detour for Hardy MaManus Road

    Road closure with detour for Hardy MaManus Road

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:17:04 GMT
    Road Closed Sign Road Closed Sign
    Hardy McManus Road is closed Monday September 15th with a detour from Washington Road to Prince George Avenue.
    Hardy McManus Road is closed Monday September 15th with a detour from Washington Road to Prince George Avenue.
  • Columbia County School System Announces Administrative Appointments

    Columbia County School System Announces Administrative Appointments

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:14:57 GMT
    School Report graphicSchool Report graphic
    The Columbia County School System has announced two administrative appointments.
    The Columbia County School System has announced two administrative appointments.
  • Oily Substance Found in River May Have Come From Storm Drain

    Oily Substance Found in River May Have Come From Storm Drain

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:03:36 GMT
     An oily substance found in the Savannah River could have come from a storm drain.
     An oily substance found in the Savannah River could have come from a storm drain.
  • Aiken Pubic Safety Chief Charles Barranco Receives Strom Thurmond Award

    Aiken Pubic Safety Chief Charles Barranco Receives Strom Thurmond Award

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:13:16 GMT
    Photo of U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles (left) and Chief Charles BarrancoPhoto of U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles (left) and Chief Charles Barranco
    Charles Barranco, who is the Aiken Department of Public Safety director, received a Strom Thurmond Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement Friday in Columbia, South Carolina.
    Charles Barranco, who is the Aiken Department of Public Safety director, received a Strom Thurmond Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement Friday in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Plant Vogtle Unit 2 Begins Planned Refueling And Maintenance Outage

    Plant Vogtle Unit 2 Begins Planned Refueling And Maintenance Outage

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:31:11 GMT
    Plant Vogtle Reactors graphicPlant Vogtle Reactors graphic
    Plant operators safely took Unit 2 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant offline on Sunday for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.
    Plant operators safely took Unit 2 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant offline on Sunday for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.
  • Hephzibah Man Sentenced To 30 Years For Sexually Exploiting A Minor

    Hephzibah Man Sentenced To 30 Years For Sexually Exploiting A Minor

    Monday, September 15 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-09-15 17:45:02 GMT
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    A 37-year-old Hephzibah, Georgia man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor through the Production of Child Pornography.
    A 37-year-old Hephzibah, Georgia man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor through the Production of Child Pornography.
  • CSRA Morning News Update: September 15, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: September 15, 2014

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:27:38 GMT
    Photo of Mary Morrison and Chris KanePhoto of Mary Morrison and Chris Kane
    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.
  • 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, September 15 2014 7:29 AM EDT2014-09-15 11:29:06 GMT
    6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Structure Fire in Augusta Being Called Suspicious

    Structure Fire in Augusta Being Called Suspicious

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:11 AM EDT2014-09-15 09:11:42 GMT
    Structure fire in Augusta being called suspicious.
    Structure fire in Augusta being called suspicious.
  • Georgia Bulldog fans suck up Their Pride for a Good Cause

    Georgia Bulldog fans suck up Their Pride for a Good Cause

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-09-15 02:37:43 GMT
    Georgia fan walks the 13th street bridge for charity.Georgia fan walks the 13th street bridge for charity.

    South Carolina Gamecock and Georgia Bulldog fans took bets to a whole new level. Georgia fans walked across the 13th street in a dress and wig to raise money for a good cause.

    South Carolina Gamecock and Georgia Bulldog fans took bets to a whole new level. Georgia fans walked across the 13th street in a dress and wig to raise money for a good cause.

  • Augusta Officials Issue No Swimming Order For Savannah River

    Augusta Officials Issue No Swimming Order For Savannah River

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:11:46 GMT
    The Augusta Fire Department and the Augusta-Richmond County Emergency Management Agency have released a "Do Not Swim Order" for the Savannah River.
    The Augusta Fire Department and the Augusta-Richmond County Emergency Management Agency have released a "Do Not Swim Order" for the Savannah River.
  • BREAKING ON 6: 2-Year-Old Shot And Killed In Denmark, SC

    BREAKING ON 6: 2-Year-Old Shot And Killed In Denmark, SC

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:21:40 GMT
    A 2-year old boy is dead after getting shot at a mobile home in Bamberg County, South Carolina.
    A 2-year old boy is dead after getting shot at a mobile home in Bamberg County, South Carolina.
  • Augusta Officials Fighting For More FEMA Money

    Augusta Officials Fighting For More FEMA Money

    Saturday, September 13 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-09-14 03:08:24 GMT
    Augusta city leaders are still trying to get more money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the cost of February's ice storm cleanup.
    Augusta city leaders are still trying to get more money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the cost of February's ice storm cleanup.
  • Hundreds of Hackers from all over the World Gather in Augusta

    Hundreds of Hackers from all over the World Gather in Augusta

    Saturday, September 13 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-09-13 23:49:58 GMT

    Expert hackers from all over the world came to Augusta for the B Sides convention. These professionals demonstrated and spoke about how important it is to make sure your belongings and information are secure. Their message is, you might not be as safe as you think you are.

    Expert hackers from all over the world came to Augusta for the B Sides convention. These professionals demonstrated and spoke about how important it is to make sure your belongings and information are secure. Their message is, you might not be as safe as you think you are.

  • Search is on for Missing Man from Aiken County

    Search is on for Missing Man from Aiken County

    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-09-13 12:54:45 GMT
    The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who hasn't been since since Tuesday.
    The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who hasn't been since since Tuesday.
  • Famous Pilot Lands Back Home, Speaks at GRU

    Famous Pilot Lands Back Home, Speaks at GRU

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-09-13 03:25:08 GMT
    Augusta's aviation hero traveled back home to share a few nuggets of advice with students. Jamail Larkins spoke with Georgia Regents University student leaders. The millionaire entrepreneur flew his first plane at 12 and now runs his own business, a private, Atlanta based business called Ascension. Larkins told students they could learn from his story by making their wildest dreams become reality."No matter what their goal or dream is, that they can make any of those goals and dreams become t...
    Augusta's aviation hero traveled back home to share a few nuggets of advice with students. Jamail Larkins spoke with Georgia Regents University student leaders. The millionaire entrepreneur flew his first plane at 12 and now runs his own business, a private, Atlanta based business called Ascension. Larkins told students they could learn from his story by making their wildest dreams become reality."No matter what their goal or dream is, that they can make any of those goals and dreams become t...
  • Two Fans, One Party: Border Bash 2014

    Two Fans, One Party: Border Bash 2014

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-09-13 03:20:28 GMT
    Georgia Bulldogs and South Carolina Gamecock fans showed their pride at one party. Downtown Augusta was filled with supporters of the annual Border Bash on the Augusta Commons. “Go Dogs! I'm UGA Alumni. Georgia all the way,” said Emily Harrison, a Georgia fan. “I'm a die heart Clemson fan, but I'm pulling for Georgia because I got $70 on them tomorrow,” said Wil Lamb, who lives in North Augusta. Georgia Dogs were on the prowl at this year's Border Bash.
    Georgia Bulldogs and South Carolina Gamecock fans showed their pride at one party. Downtown Augusta was filled with supporters of the annual Border Bash on the Augusta Commons. “Go Dogs! I'm UGA Alumni. Georgia all the way,” said Emily Harrison, a Georgia fan. “I'm a die heart Clemson fan, but I'm pulling for Georgia because I got $70 on them tomorrow,” said Wil Lamb, who lives in North Augusta. Georgia Dogs were on the prowl at this year's Border Bash.
  • Father Accused Of Killing His Children Waives Court Appearance

    Father Accused Of Killing His Children Waives Court Appearance

    Friday, September 12 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-09-13 01:02:23 GMT
    Photo of 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones Jr., from Lexington County, who has been accused of murdering his 5 kids and burying their bodies in AlabamaPhoto of 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones Jr., from Lexington County, who has been accused of murdering his 5 kids and burying their bodies in Alabama
    The investigation continues into a man accused of killing his five children. Timothy Ray Jones, Junior was expected in court Friday for a bond hearing.But he waived his right to appear.He'll be held without bond and transferred to the custody of the South Carolina Department of Corrections.One of his lawyers says Jones has a history of mental illness and has been treated in the past. Lawyer Amy Zmroczek says,"We have some serious concerns, obviously, about his mental health. Jail and prisons ...
    The investigation continues into a man accused of killing his five children. Timothy Ray Jones, Junior was expected in court Friday for a bond hearing.But he waived his right to appear.He'll be held without bond and transferred to the custody of the South Carolina Department of Corrections.One of his lawyers says Jones has a history of mental illness and has been treated in the past. Lawyer Amy Zmroczek says,"We have some serious concerns, obviously, about his mental health. Jail and prisons ...
  • President Coming To Atlanta To Talk Ebola

    President Coming To Atlanta To Talk Ebola

    Friday, September 12 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-09-13 00:53:51 GMT
    President Barack Obama graphicPresident Barack Obama graphic
    President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama will be in Atlanta on Tuesday. He'll be briefed about the outbreak and discuss the U.S. response with officials. Earnest says Obama will also thank the doctors, scientists and health care workers responding to the crisis. Obama will also be briefed about cases of respiratory illness being reported in the Midwest. ...
    President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama will be in Atlanta on Tuesday. He'll be briefed about the outbreak and discuss the U.S. response with officials. Earnest says Obama will also thank the doctors, scientists and health care workers responding to the crisis. Obama will also be briefed about cases of respiratory illness being reported in the Midwest. ...
  • Alleged Uncovered Manhole Costs Couple over $1,000 in Damages

    Alleged Uncovered Manhole Costs Couple over $1,000 in Damages

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:38:20 GMT
    The Williams's car they say is damaged by a man hole. The Williams's car they say is damaged by a man hole.
    A South Carolina family says their car was damaged after traveling on augusta's roads. The accident happened last Friday, and they say the city has refused to help pay for their bills. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with the couple.

    A South Carolina family says their car was damaged after traveling on augusta's roads. The accident happened last Friday, and they say the city has refused to help pay for their bills. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with the couple.


  • Sheriff Roundtree Supports Energy Excise Tax

    Sheriff Roundtree Supports Energy Excise Tax

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:17:13 GMT
    Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree says the revenue from the energy excise tax would allow him to pay his deputies more money so they don't leave for better paying jobs.
     
    Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree says the revenue from the energy excise tax would allow him to pay his deputies more money so they don't leave for better paying jobs.
     

  • YHT BFF Blitz: Toddler With Severe Burns Well On His Way To Being "A Normal Boy"

    YHT BFF Blitz: Toddler With Severe Burns Well On His Way To Being "A Normal Boy"

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:48:14 GMT
    Photo of (from left to right) Pam Thompson, 3-year-old Nathan Thompson, and Kevin ThompsonPhoto of (from left to right) Pam Thompson, 3-year-old Nathan Thompson, and Kevin Thompson
    When a child is hurt or becomes ill, a parent can feel overwhelmed with caring for the child, but there are foundations and amazing doctors right here in Augusta with amazing talents. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn explains.
    When a child is hurt or becomes ill, a parent can feel overwhelmed with caring for the child, but there are foundations and amazing doctors right here in Augusta with amazing talents. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn explains.
  • YHT BFF Blitz: Chavis House Helps Lessen The Burden On Families Of Burn Patients

    YHT BFF Blitz: Chavis House Helps Lessen The Burden On Families Of Burn Patients

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:28:00 GMT
    Photo from inside the Chavis House which provides assistance to families of burn patients being treated in Augusta, GeorgiaPhoto from inside the Chavis House which provides assistance to families of burn patients being treated in Augusta, Georgia
    When a loved one is injured and they have to receive treatment out of town or out of state, it can be very hard financially on the family. One local house here in the CSRA helps out in every way possible. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn explains.
    When a loved one is injured and they have to receive treatment out of town or out of state, it can be very hard financially on the family. One local house here in the CSRA helps out in every way possible. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn explains.
  • YHT BFF Blitz: History Of The Joseph M. Still Burn Center

    YHT BFF Blitz: History Of The Joseph M. Still Burn Center

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:14:15 GMT
    Photo of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital, in Augusta, GeorgiaPhoto of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital, in Augusta, Georgia
    The Joseph M. Still Burn Center is the largest burn centers in America and it has helped many families on the road to recovery. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn takes a look at the history of the Burn Center and what makes it so special.
    The Joseph M. Still Burn Center is the largest burn centers in America and it has helped many families on the road to recovery. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn takes a look at the history of the Burn Center and what makes it so special.
  • Fans Lining Up For Guitar Pull Tickets Over A Week Before They Go On Sale

    Fans Lining Up For Guitar Pull Tickets Over A Week Before They Go On Sale

    Friday, September 12 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-09-12 18:54:25 GMT
    Photo of tents belonging to people in line at the James Brown Arena for tickets for the New Country KICKS 99 Guitar Pull over a week before the tickets go on sale.Photo of tents belonging to people in line at the James Brown Arena for tickets for the New Country KICKS 99 Guitar Pull over a week before the tickets go on sale.
    Some country music fans aren't willing to risk missing out on the New Country Kicks 99 Guitar Pull. WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise explains.
    Some country music fans aren't willing to risk missing out on the New Country Kicks 99 Guitar Pull. WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise explains.
  • South Carolina Dad Accused Of Killing His 5 Kids Waives Court Appearance

    South Carolina Dad Accused Of Killing His 5 Kids Waives Court Appearance

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:06:16 GMT
    Photo of 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones Jr., who is accused of killing his five young children, then drove around for days with their decomposing bodies before dumping them on a rural Alabama road. (Courtesy: ABC News)Photo of 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones Jr., who is accused of killing his five young children, then drove around for days with their decomposing bodies before dumping them on a rural Alabama road. (Courtesy: ABC News)
    The Lexington, South Carolina man who police say killed his five young children, then drove around for days with their decomposing bodies before dumping them on a rural Alabama road has waived his first court appearance in South Carolina.
    The Lexington, South Carolina man who police say killed his five young children, then drove around for days with their decomposing bodies before dumping them on a rural Alabama road has waived his first court appearance in South Carolina.
  • Multiple Injuries Reported In Aiken County Crash

    Multiple Injuries Reported In Aiken County Crash

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:41:13 GMT
    Photo from a Friday morning crash in Aiken County on U.S. Highway 19 in which multiple injuries were reported.Photo from a Friday morning crash in Aiken County on U.S. Highway 19 in which multiple injuries were reported.
    An accident in Aiken County caused traffic problems Friday morning.
    An accident in Aiken County caused traffic problems Friday morning.
  • Jerry Seinfeld Returning To Augusta In January

    Jerry Seinfeld Returning To Augusta In January

    Friday, September 12 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-09-12 13:22:16 GMT
    Photo of comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who will be preforming in Augusta in January (Courtesy: ABC News)Photo of comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who will be preforming in Augusta in January (Courtesy: ABC News)
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Jerry Seinfeld will making a return to Augusta in January.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Jerry Seinfeld will making a return to Augusta in January.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Deadly Accident Shuts Down Part of Interstate 20

    UPDATED ON 6: Deadly Accident Shuts Down Part of Interstate 20

    Friday, September 12 2014 8:37 AM EDT2014-09-12 12:37:07 GMT
    Photo from the scene of an early Friday morning deadly accident on I-20 near mile marker 179 in Columbia CountyPhoto from the scene of an early Friday morning deadly accident on I-20 near mile marker 179 in Columbia County
    WJBF News Channel 6 has confirmed that two people have died as a result of of an early Friday morning crash on I-20 in Columbia County.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has confirmed that two people have died as a result of of an early Friday morning crash on I-20 in Columbia County.
  • ONLY ON THE WEB: Segment 9, None So Beautiful as the Brave

    Canadian Countdown: Patriot Day Tribute

    Canadian Countdown: Patriot Day Tribute

    Friday, September 12 2014 1:12 AM EDT2014-09-12 05:12:04 GMT
    The Canadian Countdown continues with Gino Vannelli's tribute to the men and women who who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
    The Canadian Countdown continues with Gino Vannelli's tribute to the men and women who who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
  • Investigators: We Know Why Daniel Robinson Was In Columbia County

    Investigators: We Know Why Daniel Robinson Was In Columbia County

    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-09-12 03:01:15 GMT
    Investigators believe they now know why a Jacksonville man was in Columbia County the night they say he shot and killed a 55-year-old man.
    Investigators believe they now know why a Jacksonville man was in Columbia County the night they say he shot and killed a 55-year-old man.
  • Sheriff's Office To Have State Certification By End Of 2014

    Sheriff's Office To Have State Certification By End Of 2014

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-09-12 02:46:59 GMT
    Richmond County Sheriff Richard RoundtreeRichmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office wants to be one of the premier agencies in the state of Georgia. That's why it's working toward state certification and national accreditation.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office wants to be one of the premier agencies in the state of Georgia. That's why it's working toward state certification and national accreditation.
  • High School Kids Remember 9/11

    High School Kids Remember 9/11

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-09-12 02:42:57 GMT
    Today's youth learned of September 11th at a very young age. Perhaps some were not born at all. We caught up with a few high school students who told us how they found out about that tragic day. Devonte Reynolds, a junior at A.R. Johnson, said he was a small child. “I was probably about two, three,” he said. Hephzibah Comprehensive High School senior Rosana Hawkins was too. “About 5, yeah,” she said.
    Today's youth learned of September 11th at a very young age. Perhaps some were not born at all. We caught up with a few high school students who told us how they found out about that tragic day. Devonte Reynolds, a junior at A.R. Johnson, said he was a small child. “I was probably about two, three,” he said. Hephzibah Comprehensive High School senior Rosana Hawkins was too. “About 5, yeah,” she said.
  • One person goes to the hospital after accident

    3 car accident in North Augusta

    3 car accident in North Augusta

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-09-12 02:22:04 GMT
    Car Crash Crime Scene Tape graphicCar Crash Crime Scene Tape graphic
    A 3 car accident in North Augusta sends one person to the hospital this evening. happened at the corner of Knox Ave Bradleyville Rd.
    A 3 car accident in North Augusta sends one person to the hospital this evening. happened at the corner of Knox Ave Bradleyville Rd.
  • RCSO: Two Arrested, One Wanted in Connection to Stolen Car, Chop Shop

    RCSO: Two Arrested, One Wanted in Connection to Stolen Car, Chop Shop

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 01:49:34 GMT
    Richmond County Investigators arrested two men Thursday for operating an illegal automotive chop shop.
    Richmond County Investigators arrested two men Thursday for operating an illegal automotive chop shop.
  • What Constitutes Issuing An Amber Alert

    What Constitutes Issuing An Amber Alert

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:16:09 GMT
    Amber Alert graphicAmber Alert graphic
    Do you know what criteria law enforcement agencies use to determine if an Amber Alert is issued when kids go missing? We did too, so our Margaret-Ann Carter checked to find out.
    Do you know what criteria law enforcement agencies use to determine if an Amber Alert is issued when kids go missing? We did too, so our Margaret-Ann Carter checked to find out.
  • Retired NYC Firefighters Remember 9/11 At Augusta Event

    Retired NYC Firefighters Remember 9/11 At Augusta Event

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:01:25 GMT
    Photo of former New York City firefighters who were in attendance Thursday morning as Augusta remembered 9/11 at the Augusta CommonPhoto of former New York City firefighters who were in attendance Thursday morning as Augusta remembered 9/11 at the Augusta Common
    As Augusta leaders honored 9/11's first responders at a remembrance event at the Augusta Common on Thursday. As it turns out, some of those first responders were in the audience. They spoke exclusively with WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise.
    As Augusta leaders honored 9/11's first responders at a remembrance event at the Augusta Common on Thursday. As it turns out, some of those first responders were in the audience. They spoke exclusively with WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise.
  • Mayor Copenhaver Wants Consensus Before Commission District 7 Replacement is Named

    Mayor Copenhaver Wants Consensus Before Commission District 7 Replacement is Named

    Thursday, September 11 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-09-11 21:44:43 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
    Augusta Commissioners are hearing from candidates who want to be the new District 7 Commissioner, but Mayor Deke Copenhaver says, let's not rush to a decision. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Augusta Commissioners are hearing from candidates who want to be the new District 7 Commissioner, but Mayor Deke Copenhaver says, let's not rush to a decision. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Augusta Commissioner No Longer Wants To Wait To Name New City Administrator

    Augusta Commissioner No Longer Wants To Wait To Name New City Administrator

    Thursday, September 11 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-09-11 21:36:36 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
    Following a nationwide search, Augusta Commissioners failed to approve a new City Administrator. Now, new Commissioner Ben Hasan wants the Commission to consider the other two finalists.
    Following a nationwide search, Augusta Commissioners failed to approve a new City Administrator. Now, new Commissioner Ben Hasan wants the Commission to consider the other two finalists.
  • WJBF "Your Hometown" Broadcasting Live To Help Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation

    Join Us For "Your Hometown" Live Broadcast Thursday Evening

    Join Us For "Your Hometown" Live Broadcast Thursday Evening

    Thursday, September 11 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-09-11 21:05:15 GMT
    WJBF "Your Hometown" BFF Blitz logo graphicWJBF "Your Hometown" BFF Blitz logo graphic
    Join WJBF News Channel 6 as we broadcast live during "Your Hometown" Thursday evening from the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Departments station at Daniel Field, located at 1898 Highland Avenue.
    Join WJBF News Channel 6 as we broadcast live during "Your Hometown" Thursday evening from the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Departments station at Daniel Field, located at 1898 Highland Avenue.
  • South Carolina Father Accused Of Killing His Five Children Was An Ex-Convict

    South Carolina Father Accused Of Killing His Five Children Was An Ex-Convict

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-09-11 19:10:33 GMT
    Photo of 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones, Jr. being led by law enforcement officials to a n awaiting SUV in Raleigh, MississippiPhoto of 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones, Jr. being led by law enforcement officials to a n awaiting SUV in Raleigh, Mississippi
    We have learned more information on the Lexington, South Carolina father accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in a rural part of Alabama.
    We have learned more information on the Lexington, South Carolina father accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in a rural part of Alabama.
  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell At Masters When Ray Rice Video Arrived

    PHOTO: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell At Masters When Ray Rice Video Arrived

    PHOTO: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell At Masters When Ray Rice Video Arrived

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-09-11 17:32:09 GMT
    Photo of a Tweet from WJBF Sports director Matt Zahn duing this year's Masters tournament of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the MAsters wearing a Green Jacket at the time the NFL received video of Ray Rice punhcing his then fiancee.Photo of a Tweet from WJBF Sports director Matt Zahn duing this year's Masters tournament of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the MAsters wearing a Green Jacket at the time the NFL received video of Ray Rice punhcing his then fiancee.
    Several national media outlets are posting a tweet from WJBF News Channel 6 Sports director Matt Zahn from Masters week.
    Several national media outlets are posting a tweet from WJBF News Channel 6 Sports director Matt Zahn from Masters week.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Project Jackson Lawsuit May Not Be Settled

    UPDATED ON 6: Project Jackson Lawsuit May Not Be Settled

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-09-11 17:17:34 GMT
    Artist's rendering of the proposed Project Jackson in North AugustaArtist's rendering of the proposed Project Jackson in North Augusta
    A North Augusta homeowner has filed a motion asking a judge to reconsider his ruling on a lawsuit that challenged the financing plan for Project Jackson.
    A North Augusta homeowner has filed a motion asking a judge to reconsider his ruling on a lawsuit that challenged the financing plan for Project Jackson.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Name Of Girl Who Died After Being Pulled Out Of Augusta Canal Released

    UPDATED ON 6: Name Of Girl Who Died After Being Pulled Out Of Augusta Canal Released

    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-09-11 15:34:18 GMT
    Photo of the are where a 12-year-old girl was rescued from the Augusta Canal Wednesday evening (Credit: Dee Griffin/Augusta Fire Department)Photo of the are where a 12-year-old girl was rescued from the Augusta Canal Wednesday evening (Credit: Dee Griffin/Augusta Fire Department)
    The Richmond County Coroner's Office has now released the name of the 12-year-old girl who died Thursday morning after being pulled out of the Augusta Canal Wednesday evening.
    The Richmond County Coroner's Office has now released the name of the 12-year-old girl who died Thursday morning after being pulled out of the Augusta Canal Wednesday evening.
  • Donnie Smith Did Not Get His Fill Of City Gas

    Donnie Smith Did Not Get His Fill Of City Gas

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:21 AM EDT2014-09-11 13:21:57 GMT
    Photo of Donnie Smith before his resignation from the Augusta CommissionPhoto of Donnie Smith before his resignation from the Augusta Commission
    There's one perk of the job that former Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith will not miss.
    There's one perk of the job that former Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith will not miss.
  • "Dangerous" South Augusta Intersection Could Be Considered For Roundabout

    "Dangerous" South Augusta Intersection Could Be Considered For Roundabout

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-09-11 13:12:24 GMT
    Photo of the Bath-Edie Road sign on Highway 88 in Hephzibah, Georgia.Photo of the Bath-Edie Road sign on Highway 88 in Hephzibah, Georgia.
    The city of Augusta is preparing to construct five roundabouts in the next year or so and now the Georgia DOT is getting in on the act, considering one in deep south Augusta, but the DOT wants Augusta Commissioners to embrace the idea before moving forward. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    The city of Augusta is preparing to construct five roundabouts in the next year or so and now the Georgia DOT is getting in on the act, considering one in deep south Augusta, but the DOT wants Augusta Commissioners to embrace the idea before moving forward. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • America Remembers Victims of 9-11

    America Remembers Victims of 9-11

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:47 AM EDT2014-09-11 11:47:56 GMT
    Today is the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks.Observances will be held across the nation and here at home.In Evans, a former New York City firefighter will speak 8:30 am at a special ceremony at Evans Town Center Park.To mark today's somber anniversary, a special moment of silence will be observed today at Fort Gordon.Starting at 8:46 am, sirens will sound, simulating the first strike on the World Trade Center on this date in 2001.A playing of "Taps" will follow. Two minute...
    Today is the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks.Observances will be held across the nation and here at home.In Evans, a former New York City firefighter will speak 8:30 am at a special ceremony at Evans Town Center Park.To mark today's somber anniversary, a special moment of silence will be observed today at Fort Gordon.Starting at 8:46 am, sirens will sound, simulating the first strike on the World Trade Center on this date in 2001.A playing of "Taps" will follow. Two minute...
  • 6 Investigates: Augusta Couple Says Used Car Dealer Sold Them Lemon

    6 Investigates: Augusta Couple Says Used Car Dealer Sold Them Lemon

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:09 AM EDT2014-09-11 04:09:32 GMT
    An Augusta couple is upset because they say they bought a lemon from a used car dealer. They say they purchased the vehicle a few months ago from Blount's Used Cars on Mike Padgett Highway.
    An Augusta couple is upset because they say they bought a lemon from a used car dealer. They say they purchased the vehicle a few months ago from Blount's Used Cars on Mike Padgett Highway.
  • Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Patients Speak Out

    Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Patients Speak Out

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:56:19 GMT
    Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center leaders heard an earful from patients who experienced issues stemming back several years. The event was a public forum at the Uptown location that gave veterans and some spouses of veterans a chance to have their voices hear. Veterans filled the auditorium of the Charlie Norwood Medical Center - Uptown Tuesday evening to share ways they think the institution can improve. Several people talked about past struggles they experienced with quality care.
    Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center leaders heard an earful from patients who experienced issues stemming back several years. The event was a public forum at the Uptown location that gave veterans and some spouses of veterans a chance to have their voices hear. Veterans filled the auditorium of the Charlie Norwood Medical Center - Uptown Tuesday evening to share ways they think the institution can improve. Several people talked about past struggles they experienced with quality care.
  • S.C. Law Enforcement Investigating Child Deaths

    S.C. Law Enforcement Investigating Child Deaths

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-09-11 01:43:44 GMT
    A South Carolina community, not far from the CSRA, is trying to come to terms with a deadly discovery.The bodies of five missing children from South Carolina - were found Tuesday afternoon in Alabama. Their father, Timothy Ray Jones is now facing murder charges in their deaths. Watch Robert Kittle's story here.
    A South Carolina community, not far from the CSRA, is trying to come to terms with a deadly discovery.The bodies of five missing children from South Carolina - were found Tuesday afternoon in Alabama. Their father, Timothy Ray Jones is now facing murder charges in their deaths. Watch Robert Kittle's story here.
  • Paine Talks Accreditation

    Paine Talks Accreditation

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-09-11 01:30:10 GMT
    Photo of Paine CollegePhoto of Paine College
    Paine College leaders taking steps to try to get -off- probation.The school's president, George Bradley, and Advisory Committee Members met today to address accreditation issues. Paine College was put on probation in June -- criticized for not meeting requirements set by the Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges.There will be more meetings over the next several months.
    Paine College leaders taking steps to try to get -off- probation.The school's president, George Bradley, and Advisory Committee Members met today to address accreditation issues. Paine College was put on probation in June -- criticized for not meeting requirements set by the Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges.There will be more meetings over the next several months.
  • UPDATED ON 6: 2014 New Country KICKS 99 Guitar Pull Lineup Announced

    UPDATED ON 6: 2014 New Country KICKS 99 Guitar Pull Lineup Announced

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-09-10 22:05:18 GMT
    It's one of the biggest country music events in the Augusta area: the New Country Kicks 99 Guitar Pull. WJBF News Channel 6 was the first to bring you this year's line up as it was announced Wednesday morning, and she has the details.
    It's one of the biggest country music events in the Augusta area: the New Country Kicks 99 Guitar Pull. WJBF News Channel 6 was the first to bring you this year's line up as it was announced Wednesday morning, and she has the details.
  • CSRA 9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies/Events Scheduled For Thursday

    CSRA 9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies/Events Scheduled For Thursday

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-09-10 21:34:55 GMT
    Remembering 9/11 graphicRemembering 9/11 graphic
    There will be 9/11 remembrance ceremonies and events going on Thursday in the CSRA 13 years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
    There will be 9/11 remembrance ceremonies and events going on Thursday in the CSRA 13 years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
  • A South Carolina Woman says her trees were Wrongfully cut down

    A South Carolina Woman says her trees were Wrongfully cut down

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-09-10 21:31:48 GMT

    News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter, spoke exclusively with a woman in Jackson, SC, who says her trees were negligently cut down. The woman says it's big companies like SCE&G taking advantage of the hardworking people.

  • UPDATED ON 6: More Information Released Concerning Augusta Murder/Suicide

    UPDATED ON 6: More Information Released Concerning Augusta Murder/Suicide

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-09-10 21:12:23 GMT
    Photo of the apartment complex in Augusta where a reported murder/suicide took place Tuesday afternoonPhoto of the apartment complex in Augusta where a reported murder/suicide took place Tuesday afternoon
    More information has been released by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office concerning the Tuesday evening murder/suicide on the 900 block of St. Andrews Drive, at the Estates on Perimeter apartment complex.
    More information has been released by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office concerning the Tuesday evening murder/suicide on the 900 block of St. Andrews Drive, at the Estates on Perimeter apartment complex.
  • CSRA College Night Celebrates Over 20 Years of Service to Area Students Thursday Night

    CSRA College Night Will Be Held Thursday Night

    CSRA College Night Will Be Held Thursday Night

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:11:46 GMT
    Photo from CSRA College Night 2013Photo from CSRA College Night 2013
    The 21st annual CSRA College Night will be held Thursday evening at the James Brown Arena in downtown Augusta.
    The 21st annual CSRA College Night will be held Thursday evening at the James Brown Arena in downtown Augusta.
  • Golden Apple: Tamela Carter

    Golden Apple: Tamela Carter

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:06:48 GMT
    Another busy day in Tamela Carter's class. Today her 5th graders are all about science."We were talking about the differences between the animal cell and the plant cell," she says. "And getting the kids to understand there are differences."This is not a place where the teacher teaches while the children just listen. They're encouraged to be a part of the learning process. "I allow them to express what they're feeling and I express to them, 'hey teachers are not always on the mountaintop' Ther...
    Another busy day in Tamela Carter's class. Today her 5th graders are all about science."We were talking about the differences between the animal cell and the plant cell," she says. "And getting the kids to understand there are differences."This is not a place where the teacher teaches while the children just listen. They're encouraged to be a part of the learning process. "I allow them to express what they're feeling and I express to them, 'hey teachers are not always on the mountaintop' Ther...
  • UPDATED ON 6: Snelling Center, Edgar's Grille, Helms College To Re-Open Thursday

    UPDATED ON 6: Snelling Center, Edgar's Grille, Helms College To Re-Open Thursday

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-09-10 18:41:44 GMT
    Photo of Helms CollegePhoto of Helms College
    After receiving the “all clear” from a wildlife disposal contractor, all of Goodwill's Augusta hospitality venues will reopen on normal schedules Thursday, September 11th.
    After receiving the “all clear” from a wildlife disposal contractor, all of Goodwill's Augusta hospitality venues will reopen on normal schedules Thursday, September 11th.
  • Adopt-A-Pet: September 10, 2014

    Adopt-A-Pet: September 10, 2014

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-09-10 18:34:59 GMT
    The Humane Society of Morgan County appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon September 10th with Mary Morrison and Anne Sawyer.
    The Humane Society of Morgan County appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon September 10th with Mary Morrison and Anne Sawyer.
  • Sarah Harrison and Michael Stallings head to Pebble Beach Week of September 22nd

    CSRA Teens Selected to Play With Pro Golfers On Champions Tour At Pebble Beach

    CSRA Teens Selected to Play With Pro Golfers On Champions Tour At Pebble Beach

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-09-10 16:54:35 GMT
    First Tee and Champions Tour logosFirst Tee and Champions Tour logos
    The First Tee of Augusta is sending Sarah Harrison and Michael Stallings to compete in the 2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, an official Champions Tour event.
    The First Tee of Augusta is sending Sarah Harrison and Michael Stallings to compete in the 2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, an official Champions Tour event.
  • Tee'd Fore Trey Attracts Dozens of People to Donate

    Tee'd Fore Trey Attracts Dozens of People to Donate

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-09-10 16:44:20 GMT
    Trey Mills smiling for the camera. Trey Mills smiling for the camera.

    Over 100 people came out to support the Tee'd Fore Trey, charity golf tournament. Trey is a 4 year-old little boy, who was diagnosed with Proteus Syndrome. This rare disease causes the left side of his body to grow much faster than the right. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter attended the event.

    Over 100 people came out to support the Tee'd Fore Trey, charity golf tournament. Trey is a 4 year-old little boy, who was diagnosed with Proteus Syndrome. This rare disease causes the left side of his body to grow much faster than the right. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter attended the event.

  • Man Pleads Guilty In December 2012 Shooting Death In Aiken

    Man Pleads Guilty In December 2012 Shooting Death In Aiken

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-09-10 15:57:10 GMT
    Mug shot of Morris Laytrell Dorch from 2012. He has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty in the December 2012 shooting death of 21-year-old Delance Terez Walton in Aiken.Mug shot of Morris Laytrell Dorch from 2012. He has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty in the December 2012 shooting death of 21-year-old Delance Terez Walton in Aiken.
    A 26-year-old man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and attempted murder in the 2012 shooting death of an Aiken man.
    A 26-year-old man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and attempted murder in the 2012 shooting death of an Aiken man.
  • Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood welcomes baby boy

    Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood welcomes baby boy

    Lady Antebellum's family keeps growing as singer and guitarist Dave Haywood became a new father.
    Lady Antebellum's family keeps growing as singer and guitarist Dave Haywood became a new father.
  • John Mellencamp Concert Coming To Augusta

    John Mellencamp Concert Coming To Augusta

    John Mellencamp Concert Coming To Augusta

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-09-10 12:54:07 GMT
    Augusta, GA – September 10, 2014- John Mellencamp announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour where he'll be making a stop in Augusta at the Bell Auditorium Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 19 at 10am and are available online at www.georgialinatix.com, by phone 1-877-4AUGTIX and the Champion's Box Office at the James Brown Arena. A special presale will be available to Citi cardmembers from Tuesday, September 16th at 10:00AM through Thursday, Se...
    Augusta, GA – September 10, 2014- John Mellencamp announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour where he'll be making a stop in Augusta at the Bell Auditorium Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 19 at 10am and are available online at www.georgialinatix.com, by phone 1-877-4AUGTIX and the Champion's Box Office at the James Brown Arena. A special presale will be available to Citi cardmembers from Tuesday, September 16th at 10:00AM through Thursday, Se...
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

    Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-09-10 01:55:40 GMT
    The month of September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. In the U-S, over 15,000 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year, and almost 1/4 of them do not survive the disease.The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will be holding the 2014 Light The Night Walk Saturday, September 20th at 5 PM. It will begin at the Evans Town Center Park in Evans, GA.Light The Night Walk is a fundraising campaign of The Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) which brings together families and com...
    The month of September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. In the U-S, over 15,000 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year, and almost 1/4 of them do not survive the disease.The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will be holding the 2014 Light The Night Walk Saturday, September 20th at 5 PM. It will begin at the Evans Town Center Park in Evans, GA.Light The Night Walk is a fundraising campaign of The Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) which brings together families and com...
  • Enterovirus Confirmed in Augusta; Doctors Unsure of Strain

    Enterovirus Confirmed in Augusta; Doctors Unsure of Strain

    Enterovirus Confirmed in Augusta; Doctors Unsure of Strain

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:49:13 GMT
    Photo of a child being treated at Children's Hospital of Georgia, in Augusta.Photo of a child being treated at Children's Hospital of Georgia, in Augusta.
    A dangerous virus is hitting children across the country, including Georgia. Enterovirus cases have been confirmed in Augusta, but doctors do not know the strain of the virus yet. WJBF News Channel's Nicole Snyder has the story.
    A dangerous virus is hitting children across the country, including Georgia. Enterovirus cases have been confirmed in Augusta, but doctors do not know the strain of the virus yet. WJBF News Channel's Nicole Snyder has the story.
  • Rattlesnake Found, Killed Near Columbia County Schools Could Be Sign Of Bigger Problem

    Rattlesnake Found, Killed Near Columbia County Schools Could Be Sign Of Bigger Problem

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:45:48 GMT
    Photo of a large rattlesnake killed in Sumter Landing, in Evans, GeorgiaPhoto of a large rattlesnake killed in Sumter Landing, in Evans, Georgia
    After a large rattlesnake was found in Columbia County near a popular Evans neighborhood and two schools, residents are now worried this could be a sign of a bigger problem.
    After a large rattlesnake was found in Columbia County near a popular Evans neighborhood and two schools, residents are now worried this could be a sign of a bigger problem.
  • SC DSS Announces Major Changes

    SC DSS Announces Major Changes

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:45:20 GMT
    The SC Department of Social Services is announcing some major changes aimed at better protecting children and improving services.
    The SC Department of Social Services is announcing some major changes aimed at better protecting children and improving services.
  • Make-A-Wish Grants Shopping Spree For Augusta Child

    Make-A-Wish Grants Shopping Spree For Augusta Child

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-09-09 21:52:45 GMT
    The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted a local girl's wish with an all-day shopping spree! Lewis is in need of a new heart and kidneys.
    The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted a local girl's wish with an all-day shopping spree! Lewis is in need of a new heart and kidneys.
  • Another Ebola Patient Arrives At Emory

    Another Ebola Patient Arrives At Emory

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-09-09 21:31:30 GMT
    Across Georgia graphicAcross Georgia graphic
    An ambulance transporting the fourth American aid worker sickened with the Ebola virus has arrived at Emory University Hospital. The patient arrived about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, walking from the hospital to the ambulance. A medical plane first transported the patient to the Atlanta metro area earlier in the morning. Two other U.S. aid workers have been treated at Emory. Compared to those earlier arrivals, the scene at the hospital campus was calm Tuesday. Emory's previous two patients recovered ...
    An ambulance transporting the fourth American aid worker sickened with the Ebola virus has arrived at Emory University Hospital. The patient arrived about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, walking from the hospital to the ambulance. A medical plane first transported the patient to the Atlanta metro area earlier in the morning. Two other U.S. aid workers have been treated at Emory. Compared to those earlier arrivals, the scene at the hospital campus was calm Tuesday. Emory's previous two patients recovered ...
  • PHOTOS: FBI Investigating Sandersville Wells Fargo Bank Robbery

    PHOTOS: FBI Investigating Sandersville Wells Fargo Bank Robbery

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:44:18 GMT
    Photo of the suspect in an August 16th armed bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank branch in Sandersville, Georgia (Credit: FBI Atlanta Field Office)Photo of the suspect in an August 16th armed bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank branch in Sandersville, Georgia (Credit: FBI Atlanta Field Office)
    Agents from the FBI Atlanta Field Office are requesting the public's assistance with identifying and apprehending the person responsible for the August 16th armed bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank branch in Sandersville, Georgia.
    Agents from the FBI Atlanta Field Office are requesting the public's assistance with identifying and apprehending the person responsible for the August 16th armed bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank branch in Sandersville, Georgia.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Section Of Wrightsboro Road Closed Due To Gas Leak Re-Opened

    UPDATED ON 6: Section Of Wrightsboro Road Closed Due To Gas Leak Re-Opened

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-09-09 18:30:20 GMT
    Photo from the scene of a gas leak on Wrightsboro Road in AugustaPhoto from the scene of a gas leak on Wrightsboro Road in Augusta
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the section of Wrightsboro Road closed due to a gas leak has now been re-opened.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the section of Wrightsboro Road closed due to a gas leak has now been re-opened.
  • Jenkins County Man Reported Missing

    Jenkins County Man Reported Missing

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-09-09 18:22:23 GMT
    Photo of 52-year-old Jesse W. Hendley, who has reportedly been missing from his home on the 3000 block of Paramore Hill Road, in Millen, Georgia since Wednesday, September 3rd. (Credit: Jenkins County Sheriff's Office)Photo of 52-year-old Jesse W. Hendley, who has reportedly been missing from his home on the 3000 block of Paramore Hill Road, in Millen, Georgia since Wednesday, September 3rd. (Credit: Jenkins County Sheriff's Office)
    The Jenkins County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from the public in finding a Millen man who has been reported missing.
    The Jenkins County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from the public in finding a Millen man who has been reported missing.
  • Quick Cooking w/ Karen Calloway: Make Ahead Oatmeal Muffins

    Quick Cooking w/ Karen Calloway: Make Ahead Oatmeal Muffins

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-09-09 17:51:11 GMT
    It doesn't take a decadent dessert to satisfy a sweet tooth and this week, I'm whipping up a huge batch of Oatmeal Muffin batter that you can store in the fridge to bake up throughout the week.
    It doesn't take a decadent dessert to satisfy a sweet tooth and this week, I'm whipping up a huge batch of Oatmeal Muffin batter that you can store in the fridge to bake up throughout the week.
  • New Clinic Free, LGBT & Latin Friendly

    New Clinic Free, LGBT & Latin Friendly

    Monday, September 8 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-09-09 03:22:49 GMT
    A group of students are seeing their dream become reality in the medical community. Health Sciences students and staff at Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University cut the ribbon on the new Equality Clinic. This is the first of its kind in the area. It was created to serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population.
    A group of students are seeing their dream become reality in the medical community. Health Sciences students and staff at Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University cut the ribbon on the new Equality Clinic. This is the first of its kind in the area. It was created to serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population.
  • Dist. 7 Citizens React To Smith's Resignation

    Dist. 7 Citizens React To Smith's Resignation

    Monday, September 8 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-09-09 02:26:59 GMT
    Another seat is open on the Augusta commission after District 7's Donnie Smith submitted his resignation. Smith did not give a specific reason in the resignation letter he submitted to Georgia governor Nathan Deal. He did state that “it is with heavy heart that I submit my letter or resignation as District 7 commissioner of Augusta, Georgia effective September 8, 2014 at 5 p.m.
    Another seat is open on the Augusta commission after District 7's Donnie Smith submitted his resignation. Smith did not give a specific reason in the resignation letter he submitted to Georgia governor Nathan Deal. He did state that “it is with heavy heart that I submit my letter or resignation as District 7 commissioner of Augusta, Georgia effective September 8, 2014 at 5 p.m.
  • Hawks Owner Selling His Part Of Team Over E-Mail

    Hawks Owner Selling His Part Of Team Over E-Mail

    Monday, September 8 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-09-09 01:19:47 GMT
    The N-B-A is facing another racism scandal. Atlanta Hawks owner is selling his share of the franchise after racist remarks he made in an email 2 years ago. This comes after the racism scandal involving L-A Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Mary Moloney reports.
    The N-B-A is facing another racism scandal. Atlanta Hawks owner is selling his share of the franchise after racist remarks he made in an email 2 years ago. This comes after the racism scandal involving L-A Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Mary Moloney reports.
  • Emergency Plans for Kids with Medical Conditions

    Emergency Plans for Kids with Medical Conditions

    Monday, September 8 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-09-08 22:44:20 GMT
    Health officials say that they are worried parents may not have an emergency plan in place. A new report suggests that only one in four children with asthma, and only half of children with food allergies, have have heath management plans in place with their schools.
    Health officials say that they are worried parents may not have an emergency plan in place. A new report suggests that only one in four children with asthma, and only half of children with food allergies, have have heath management plans in place with their schools.
  • Augusta Engineers Say More Money Is Needed For Hyde Park Relocation

    Augusta Engineers Say More Money Is Needed For Hyde Park Relocation

    Monday, September 8 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-09-08 22:37:03 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
    Thirty to 40 percent of the residents have been moved from Hyde Park as the city clears the way for a storm water pond to ease flooding, but a lot more money will be needed to complete the relocation.
    Thirty to 40 percent of the residents have been moved from Hyde Park as the city clears the way for a storm water pond to ease flooding, but a lot more money will be needed to complete the relocation.
  • Offering A Comfort And Home To Burn Patients And Their Families

    Offering A Comfort And Home To Burn Patients And Their Families

    Monday, September 8 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-09-08 22:33:47 GMT
    The Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation makes sure that no burn patient goes without the medication and supplies they need to fully recover after leaving the hospital, but they do more than that. Through the Chavis House, the foundation gives the patients' families a home away from home, food, and sometimes even transportation – making sure that the burn patient doesn't just have the care of the hospital staff; they have the love and support of their family.
    The Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation makes sure that no burn patient goes without the medication and supplies they need to fully recover after leaving the hospital, but they do more than that. Through the Chavis House, the foundation gives the patients' families a home away from home, food, and sometimes even transportation – making sure that the burn patient doesn't just have the care of the hospital staff; they have the love and support of their family.
  • Under A Cloud, Donnie Smith Resigns From Augusta Commission

    Under A Cloud, Donnie Smith Resigns From Augusta Commission

    Monday, September 8 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-09-08 22:29:05 GMT
    Photo of former Augusta Commissioner Donnie SmithPhoto of former Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith
    A Georgia  State Patrol investigation accused Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith of working a Masters hospitality house when he was on the clock with the GSP. Smith retired from the State Patrol last week and he's now out as an Augusta Commissioner, as well. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    A Georgia  State Patrol investigation accused Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith of working a Masters hospitality house when he was on the clock with the GSP. Smith retired from the State Patrol last week and he's now out as an Augusta Commissioner, as well. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.

  • Potentially Deadly Virus Spreading Among Children

    Potentially Deadly Virus Spreading Among Children

    Monday, September 8 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-09-08 21:52:28 GMT
    Doctors say Human Enterovirus 68 has sickened at least 1,000 kids in the past few weeks. Symptoms are similar to the common cold, but then they get progressively worse.
    Doctors say Human Enterovirus 68 has sickened at least 1,000 kids in the past few weeks. Symptoms are similar to the common cold, but then they get progressively worse.
  • Teen Court: An Alternative to Juvenile Court

    Teen Court: An Alternative to Juvenile Court

    Teen Court: An Alternative to Juvenile Court

    Monday, September 8 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-09-08 21:33:26 GMT
    We've heard the saying "it takes a village to raise a child." Well, directors at Columbia County Community Connections are taking that to heart and using it as their motto behind a new program called Teen Court.Teen Court works as an alternative to Juvenile Court. First-time juvenile offenders will have the option to go before their peers in court. Teen Court is already in session in four different counties in Georgia and has been proven successful. Not only does it save the county money, it ...
    We've heard the saying "it takes a village to raise a child." Well, directors at Columbia County Community Connections are taking that to heart and using it as their motto behind a new program called Teen Court.Teen Court works as an alternative to Juvenile Court. First-time juvenile offenders will have the option to go before their peers in court. Teen Court is already in session in four different counties in Georgia and has been proven successful. Not only does it save the county money, it ...
  • BREAKING ON 6: Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith's Resignation Letter Released

    BREAKING ON 6: Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith's Resignation Letter Released

    Monday, September 8 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-09-08 19:41:18 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Commissioner Donnie smith, who resigned from the Augusta Commisison on MondayPhoto of Augusta Commissioner Donnie smith, who resigned from the Augusta Commisison on Monday
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith has resigned his seat on the Commission.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith has resigned his seat on the Commission.
  • Power Pole Downed During Crash On Byrd Road

    Power Pole Downed During Crash On Byrd Road

    Monday, September 8 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-09-08 16:18:22 GMT
    Photo from the scene on Byrd Road in Augusta where a single vehicle accident sent a power pole to the groundPhoto from the scene on Byrd Road in Augusta where a single vehicle accident sent a power pole to the ground
    A single car accident in Richmond County has caused power outages for about 80 customers in the area of Byrd Road, which is off of Peach Orchard Road.
    A single car accident in Richmond County has caused power outages for about 80 customers in the area of Byrd Road, which is off of Peach Orchard Road.
  • Fort Gordon Change of Command Today

    Fort Gordon Change of Command Today

    Monday, September 8 2014 6:49 AM EDT2014-09-08 10:49:51 GMT
    Fort Gordon graphicFort Gordon graphic
    There will be a Change of Command Ceremonytoday at Fort Gordon.Major General Lawarren Patterson will hand over the reinsto Major General Stephen Fogarty.Major General Fogarty assumes command of Fort Gordon during a time of expansion.Several new missions are set to come to thepost over the next few years. By 2019, these missions are expected to bring thousands of new residents to the Augusta area. Many of these new missions are cyber-related.Today's Change of Command Ceremony is set for eight ...
    There will be a Change of Command Ceremonytoday at Fort Gordon.Major General Lawarren Patterson will hand over the reinsto Major General Stephen Fogarty.Major General Fogarty assumes command of Fort Gordon during a time of expansion.Several new missions are set to come to thepost over the next few years. By 2019, these missions are expected to bring thousands of new residents to the Augusta area. Many of these new missions are cyber-related.Today's Change of Command Ceremony is set for eight ...
  • Augusta Christian School Takes a Stand Against Bullying in a big way

    Augusta Christian School Takes a Stand Against Bullying in a big way

    Saturday, September 6 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-09-07 02:40:34 GMT
    Christian Peace Keepers coming to Augusta Christian School.Christian Peace Keepers coming to Augusta Christian School.

    Augusta Christian School is implementing the Christian Peace Keepers program. This has proven to lower the rate of bullying in schools significantly. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with the leaders to learn more about the program.

    Augusta Christian School is implementing the Christian Peace Keepers program. This has proven to lower the rate of bullying in schools significantly. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with the leaders to learn more about the program.

  • Augusta Mother Arrested For Leaving 3 Kids Alone

    Augusta Mother Arrested For Leaving 3 Kids Alone

    Saturday, September 6 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-09-06 23:34:13 GMT
    An Augusta mother is behind bars after deputies say they found her three children walking down Old McDuffie Road all by themselves early Saturday morning.
    An Augusta mother is behind bars after deputies say they found her three children walking down Old McDuffie Road all by themselves early Saturday morning.
  • GMA Saturday Headlines: September 6, 2014

    GMA Saturday Headlines: September 6, 2014

    Saturday, September 6 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-09-06 13:06:53 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 NEWS: Man Killed After Crashing Into House

    BREAKING NEWS: Man Killed After Crashing Into House

    Saturday, September 6 2014 1:35 AM EDT2014-09-06 05:35:32 GMT
    Breaking News graphicBreaking News graphic
    Richmond County Coroner, Mark Bowen, confirms the death of  76-year old Herbert Alligood Sr., after crashing vehicle into a house.
    Richmond County Coroner, Mark Bowen, confirms the death of  76-year old Herbert Alligood Sr., after crashing vehicle into a house.
  • Governor Nathan Deal Weighs In On Commissioner Donnie Smith Investigation

    Governor Nathan Deal Weighs In On Commissioner Donnie Smith Investigation

    Friday, September 5 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-09-05 23:03:12 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Commissioner Donnie SmithPhoto of Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith
    The Georgia State Patrol says it's clear that Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith doubled dipped during Masters week. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the latest information.
    The Georgia State Patrol says it's clear that Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith doubled dipped during Masters week. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the latest information.
  • Hephzibah And Blythe Say They'll Accept Excise Tax Dollars

    Hephzibah And Blythe Say They'll Accept Excise Tax Dollars

    Friday, September 5 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-09-05 22:32:02 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
    As Augusta moves forward with implementing an excise tax on industry, Hephzibah and Blythe officials say they will opt in, but both city leaders think the tax is a bad idea.
    As Augusta moves forward with implementing an excise tax on industry, Hephzibah and Blythe officials say they will opt in, but both city leaders think the tax is a bad idea.
  • Survey Slams Infrastructure

    Survey Slams Infrastructure

    Friday, September 5 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-09-05 22:12:51 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
     A citizen survey rips Augusta's roads bridges and sidewalks, but that's not a surprise to city engineers.
     A citizen survey rips Augusta's roads bridges and sidewalks, but that's not a surprise to city engineers.
  • Local Islamic Society Responds to ISIS Crisis

    Local Islamic Society Responds to ISIS Crisis

    Friday, September 5 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-09-05 21:52:31 GMT
    The beheadings of American Journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff, have caught the attention of a local Islamic group. The Islamic Society of Augusta is speaking out against the extremist group. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with a religious Islamic leader about the religion.
    The beheadings of American Journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff, have caught the attention of a local Islamic group. The Islamic Society of Augusta is speaking out against the extremist group. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with a religious Islamic leader about the religion.
  • CSRA Prescription Drug Abuse Take Back Day Information

    CSRA Prescription Drug Abuse Take Back Day Information

    Friday, September 5 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-09-05 21:43:37 GMT
    Pills Drugs graphicPills Drugs graphic
    There is a new plan to cut down on prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths in South Carolina. We also have a link to find out where you can drop off these medications in the CSRA.
    There is a new plan to cut down on prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths in South Carolina. We also have a link to find out where you can drop off these medications in the CSRA.
  • Aiken's Palace Malice to Retire

    Aiken's Palace Malice to Retire

    Friday, September 5 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-09-05 19:49:38 GMT
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    Dogwood Stables put out a release Friday announcing that 2013 Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice is retiring from horse racing.
    Dogwood Stables put out a release Friday announcing that 2013 Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice is retiring from horse racing.
  • Paine College Coach Arrested For Marijuana Possession

    Paine College Coach Arrested For Marijuana Possession

    Friday, September 5 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-09-05 19:33:10 GMT
    Mug shot of Marquita Lynn Carter, who is Paine College's men's and women's cross country coach and track and field coach, who was arrested in Greene County Thursday night and charged with possession of marijuana (Credit: Greene County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Marquita Lynn Carter, who is Paine College's men's and women's cross country coach and track and field coach, who was arrested in Greene County Thursday night and charged with possession of marijuana (Credit: Greene County Sheriff's Office)
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that a Paine College athletic coach has been arrested for possession of marijuana in Greene County.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that a Paine College athletic coach has been arrested for possession of marijuana in Greene County.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Warrenville Man Reportedly Missing For Over 1 Month Located

    UPDATED ON 6: Warrenville Man Reportedly Missing For Over 1 Month Located

    Friday, September 5 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-09-05 15:24:04 GMT
    Photo of 20-year-old Martine Aguilar, a Warrenville who was reportedly missing for over a month. He has now been located and is safe and wellPhoto of 20-year-old Martine Aguilar, a Warrenville who was reportedly missing for over a month. He has now been located and is safe and well
    The Aiken County Sheriff's Office asking for assistance from the public in locating Warrenville, South Carolina man who has been missing for over a month.
    The Aiken County Sheriff's Office asking for assistance from the public in locating Warrenville, South Carolina man who has been missing for over a month.
  • Richmond County Mother Arrested, Accused of Locking Her 5-Year-Old Son Out Of Their Home

    Richmond County Mother Arrested, Accused of Locking Her 5-Year-Old Son Out Of Their Home

    Friday, September 5 2014 9:13 AM EDT2014-09-05 13:13:46 GMT
    Mug shot of Jamila Maston, who was arrested and charged with Deprivation of a Minor after she reportedly locked her 5-year-ols son out of their homeMug shot of Jamila Maston, who was arrested and charged with Deprivation of a Minor after she reportedly locked her 5-year-ols son out of their home
    A Richmond County mother has been arrested and charged with Deprivation of a Minor.
    A Richmond County mother has been arrested and charged with Deprivation of a Minor.
  • Accidents on I-20 Slow Morning Commute

    Accidents on I-20 Slow Morning Commute

    Friday, September 5 2014 8:29 AM EDT2014-09-05 12:29:21 GMT
    Breaking News graphicBreaking News graphic
    Columbia County deputies are on the scene of a couple of accident on Interstate 20.The wrecks happened in the the east bound lanes near mile marker 190 shortly before 8:00 Friday morning.At least one vehicle is reportedly in the ditch.No word yet on injuries.Expect some traffic delays as a result of the accidents.Authorities say bright sunlight is causing some visibility problems in the area.Drive carefully.
    Columbia County deputies are on the scene of a couple of accident on Interstate 20.The wrecks happened in the the east bound lanes near mile marker 190 shortly before 8:00 Friday morning.At least one vehicle is reportedly in the ditch.No word yet on injuries.Expect some traffic delays as a result of the accidents.Authorities say bright sunlight is causing some visibility problems in the area.Drive carefully.
  • The Stars Of Disney's "Frozen" Are Taking Over Halloween

    The Stars Of Disney's "Frozen" Are Taking Over Halloween

    The Stars Of Disney's "Frozen" Are Taking Over Halloween

    Friday, September 5 2014 6:49 AM EDT2014-09-05 10:49:41 GMT
    The stars of Disney's "Frozen" are taking over Halloween this year.
    The stars of Disney's "Frozen" are taking over Halloween this year.
  • Dist. 7 Citizens Still Putting Story Together

    Dist. 7 Citizens Still Putting Story Together

    Thursday, September 4 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-09-05 03:16:22 GMT
    Since this news broke Thursday about Augusta-Richmond County Commissioner Donnie Smith, we found that very few people we spoke with in the district he represents knew the reason why is was under investigation for his job with the Georgia State Patrol. Some Augusta citizens we spoke with also shared that they have a lack of trust in their leaders overall for this very reason.
    Since this news broke Thursday about Augusta-Richmond County Commissioner Donnie Smith, we found that very few people we spoke with in the district he represents knew the reason why is was under investigation for his job with the Georgia State Patrol. Some Augusta citizens we spoke with also shared that they have a lack of trust in their leaders overall for this very reason.
  • Augusta Public Safety Officials Want New Radio System

    Augusta Public Safety Officials Want New Radio System

    Thursday, September 4 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-09-05 01:45:22 GMT
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is still using a radio system from 1996. How much will a new one cost? News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the answer.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is still using a radio system from 1996. How much will a new one cost? News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the answer.
  • City Looks For More Goat Mouths To Feed On Overgrowth

    City Looks For More Goat Mouths To Feed On Overgrowth

    Thursday, September 4 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-09-04 22:45:15 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
    Nine goats took over maintenance of a south Augusta storm drainage pond three weeks ago. Now, city engineers feel they need more mouths to feed on the overgrowth.
    Nine goats took over maintenance of a south Augusta storm drainage pond three weeks ago. Now, city engineers feel they need more mouths to feed on the overgrowth.
  • Georgia State Patrol Report Accuses Commissioner Donnie Smith of Falsifying Time Sheet During Masters Week

    Georgia State Patrol Report Accuses Commissioner Donnie Smith of Falsifying Time Sheet During Masters Week

    Thursday, September 4 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-09-04 22:39:21 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Commissioner Donnie SmithPhoto of Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith
    The investigative report by the Georgia State Patrol accuses former Lieutenant and current Commissioner Donnie Smith of falsifying time sheets during this year's Masters tournament. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    The investigative report by the Georgia State Patrol accuses former Lieutenant and current Commissioner Donnie Smith of falsifying time sheets during this year's Masters tournament. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Planning Commission Knocks Down Proposal For Cell Town Near Airport

    Planning Commission Knocks Down Proposal For Cell Town Near Airport

    Thursday, September 4 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-09-04 22:08:35 GMT
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     Safety concerns KO plans for a new cell tower on Wrightsboro Road near Daniel Field.
     Safety concerns KO plans for a new cell tower on Wrightsboro Road near Daniel Field.
  • Columbia County Schools Launch Student-Created Social Media Guidelines

    Columbia County Schools Launch Student-Created Social Media Guidelines

    Thursday, September 4 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-09-04 21:53:46 GMT
    Photo of Evans High Schools student-created social media guidelines brochurePhoto of Evans High Schools student-created social media guidelines brochure
    Students at a local high school are putting a positive spin on an issue that's gotten a lot of negative attention lately: teens and social media. WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise explains.
    Students at a local high school are putting a positive spin on an issue that's gotten a lot of negative attention lately: teens and social media. WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise explains.
  • Golden Harvest Expanding and Working to End Hunger in Augusta

    Golden Harvest Expanding and Working to End Hunger in Augusta

    Thursday, September 4 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-09-04 21:39:31 GMT
    The opening speeches for the grand opening of Golden Harvest's new building.The opening speeches for the grand opening of Golden Harvest's new building.

    Golden Harvest Food Bank cut the ribbon to their newest building on Commerce Street. They also received a $144,000 check from Wal-Mart to help continue their programs. Richmond County Schools are also benefiting from the big donation. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter found out how.

    Golden Harvest Food Bank cut the ribbon to their newest building on Commerce Street. They also received a $144,000 check from Wal-Mart to help continue their programs. Richmond County Schools are also benefiting from the big donation. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter found out how.

  • One Suspect Sought, Two Suspects Arrested In Connection To Aiken Home Invasion

    One Suspect Sought, Two Suspects Arrested In Connection To Aiken Home Invasion

    Thursday, September 4 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-09-04 21:21:10 GMT
    Mug shot of 39-year-old Michael Wallace Dorn, who is wanted on several charges stemming from an August 24th home invasion in Aiken, South Carolina. (Credit: Aiken Department of Public Safety)Mug shot of 39-year-old Michael Wallace Dorn, who is wanted on several charges stemming from an August 24th home invasion in Aiken, South Carolina. (Credit: Aiken Department of Public Safety)
    Aiken Department of Public Safety investigators have arrested and charged two men in connection to a home invasion in Aiken. One suspect is still sought.
    Aiken Department of Public Safety investigators have arrested and charged two men in connection to a home invasion in Aiken. One suspect is still sought.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Georgia State Patrol Investigation Into Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith

    UPDATED ON 6: Georgia State Patrol Investigation Into Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith

    Thursday, September 4 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-09-04 18:49:39 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith, who was under investigation while working for the Georgia State PatrolPhoto of Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith, who was under investigation while working for the Georgia State Patrol
    We have new information regarding the Georgia State Patrol investigation into Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story about what the investigation report says.
    We have new information regarding the Georgia State Patrol investigation into Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story about what the investigation report says.
  • Riverbanks Zoo & Garden: September 4, 2014

    Riverbanks Zoo & Garden: September 4, 2014

    Thursday, September 4 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-09-04 18:09:59 GMT
    Riverbanks Zoo and Garden graphicRiverbanks Zoo and Garden graphic
    With school back in session, everyone is looking for a quick get-away and there is no better place to take the kids than the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, South Carolina.
    With school back in session, everyone is looking for a quick get-away and there is no better place to take the kids than the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Adopt-A-Pet: September 3, 2014

    Adopt-A-Pet: September 3, 2014

    Thursday, September 4 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-09-04 18:00:05 GMT
    The Aiken County Animal Services appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on September 3rd.
    The Aiken County Animal Services appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on September 3rd.
  • Singled Out Conference

    Singled Out Conference

    Thursday, September 4 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-09-04 17:50:19 GMT
    If you're single and ready to mingle, you are in luck.Two special singles events this weekend will feature a special speaker, good food and great company. Alphonso Ruffin with New Life Worship Center sat down with News Channel 6's Julie Parise to discuss the Singled Out Conference.
    If you're single and ready to mingle, you are in luck.Two special singles events this weekend will feature a special speaker, good food and great company. Alphonso Ruffin with New Life Worship Center sat down with News Channel 6's Julie Parise to discuss the Singled Out Conference.
  • Aiken Man Arrested, Charged In Circle K Armed Robbery

    Aiken Man Arrested, Charged In Circle K Armed Robbery

    Thursday, September 4 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-09-04 14:45:15 GMT
    Mug shot of 20-year-old Jeremy Jacob Grey, who was arrested Wednesday night after turning himself in to Aiken County Sheriff's Office deputies in connection to an armed robbery at a Wagener Road Circle K store that happened on Thursday, August 28thMug shot of 20-year-old Jeremy Jacob Grey, who was arrested Wednesday night after turning himself in to Aiken County Sheriff's Office deputies in connection to an armed robbery at a Wagener Road Circle K store that happened on Thursday, August 28th
    A 20-year-old Aiken man has been arrested and charged in connection to an armed robbery last week at the Circle K located at 2557 Wagener Road, in Aiken.
    A 20-year-old Aiken man has been arrested and charged in connection to an armed robbery last week at the Circle K located at 2557 Wagener Road, in Aiken.
  • 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, September 4 2014 7:13 AM EDT2014-09-04 11:13:47 GMT
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • Think Your Cell Phone Is Safe? Read This!

    Think Your Cell Phone Is Safe? Read This!

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-09-04 02:25:47 GMT
    More people seem to be growing more concerned about Internet safety after several celebrities had their private pictures leaked. More than 100 A-listers, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, allegedly were targeted by a hacker who calls himself "BLUNT-MASTERMIND". The hacker apparently posted those pictures to the website 4CHAN. This is being called the largest hack of racy celebrity photos in history. .
    More people seem to be growing more concerned about Internet safety after several celebrities had their private pictures leaked. More than 100 A-listers, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, allegedly were targeted by a hacker who calls himself "BLUNT-MASTERMIND". The hacker apparently posted those pictures to the website 4CHAN. This is being called the largest hack of racy celebrity photos in history. .
  • First Lady Coming To Georgia

    First Lady Coming To Georgia

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-09-04 01:47:08 GMT
    First lady Michelle Obama heads to Georgia next week and will be helping raise money and support for Senate candidate Michelle Nunn, who hopes to win a key seat for Democrats this year. Obama arrives Monday and will first appear with Education Secretary Arne Duncan at an Atlanta high school to highlight her initiative aimed at increasing access and opportunity for students. Later, she will attend an afternoon fundraiser with Nunn and headline an evening voter registration rally. The Georgia r...
    First lady Michelle Obama heads to Georgia next week and will be helping raise money and support for Senate candidate Michelle Nunn, who hopes to win a key seat for Democrats this year. Obama arrives Monday and will first appear with Education Secretary Arne Duncan at an Atlanta high school to highlight her initiative aimed at increasing access and opportunity for students. Later, she will attend an afternoon fundraiser with Nunn and headline an evening voter registration rally. The Georgia r...
  • Local Thomson Woman Becomes a Hero Across State Borders

    Local Thomson Woman Becomes a Hero Across State Borders

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-09-03 22:50:54 GMT
    Man performing CPR on a patient. Man performing CPR on a patient.

    Rebecca Hawkins teaches CPR, but she never thought she would use to save someone's life. On a flight back from a vacation, she found herself in a life or death situation where she was could be the determining factor. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter sat down with the local hero to hear her story.

    Rebecca Hawkins teaches CPR, but she never thought she would use to save someone's life. On a flight back from a vacation, she found herself in a life or death situation where she was could be the determining factor. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter sat down with the local hero to hear her story.

  • SCAM ALERT: Fake Sweepstakes Letter Circulating In The CSRA

    SCAM ALERT: Fake Sweepstakes Letter Circulating In The CSRA

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-09-03 22:39:35 GMT
    Scam Alert graphicScam Alert graphic
    There is another scam making its way into the CSRA related to sweepstakes winnings.
    There is another scam making its way into the CSRA related to sweepstakes winnings.
  • PHOTOS: Smart911 Comes To Edgefield County

    PHOTOS: Smart911 Comes To Edgefield County

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-09-03 21:41:21 GMT
    Photo of an operator in Egefield County's 911 Dispatch CenterPhoto of an operator in Egefield County's 911 Dispatch Center
    A new 911 system spreading throughout the country has made its way to Edgefield County.
    A new 911 system spreading throughout the country has made its way to Edgefield County.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Pringle's First Interview Since Starting New Job

    EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Pringle's First Interview Since Starting New Job

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-09-03 21:35:17 GMT

    New Richmond County Schools Superintendent Dr. Angela Pringle talks exclusively with News Channel 6's Deon Guillory about her plans for the school system.

    New Richmond County Schools Superintendent Dr. Angela Pringle talks exclusively with News Channel 6's Deon Guillory about her plans for the school system.

  • School System Hits Lowest Lunch Participation Rate in Decades

    School System Hits Lowest Lunch Participation Rate in Decades

    School System Hits Lowest Lunch Participation Rate in Decades

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-09-03 21:30:21 GMT
    The School Nutrition Department at Columbia County Schools wants to make and sell more dough. The department is experiencing the lowest lunch participation rate ever. Last year, the lack of students buying lunch put them more than $200,000 in the hole—dipping into the fund balance. The director says bad publicity over the new school nutrition regulations in 2012 are to blame and she's hoping the trend doesn't continue. Tune intonight at5 p.m. for the full story.
    The School Nutrition Department at Columbia County Schools wants to make and sell more dough. The department is experiencing the lowest lunch participation rate ever. Last year, the lack of students buying lunch put them more than $200,000 in the hole—dipping into the fund balance. The director says bad publicity over the new school nutrition regulations in 2012 are to blame and she's hoping the trend doesn't continue. Tune intonight at5 p.m. for the full story.
  • Permanent Road Closure Announced For Columbia County

    Permanent Road Closure Announced For Columbia County

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-09-03 18:11:03 GMT
    A permanent closure of La Vista Drive at its intersection with Hereford Farm Road, in Columbia County, has been announced.
    A permanent closure of La Vista Drive at its intersection with Hereford Farm Road, in Columbia County, has been announced.
  • Results Of Augusta-Richmond County's Online Survey Are In

    Results Of Augusta-Richmond County's Online Survey Are In

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-09-03 14:29:44 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
    The results of an online survey that was posted to Augusta-Richmond County's government website are now in.
    The results of an online survey that was posted to Augusta-Richmond County's government website are now in.
  • 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, September 3 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-09-03 10:43:55 GMT
    6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • CSRA Morning News Update: September 3, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: September 3, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: September 3, 2014

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 6:40 AM EDT2014-09-03 10:40:19 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.
  • Neighbors Stunned At N. Augusta Husband's Killing

    Neighbors Stunned At N. Augusta Husband's Killing

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:39 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:39:23 GMT
    There could be a possible reason behind why a North Augusta woman is accused of pulling the trigger that fatally killed her husband on Labor Day. Debra Morris is now behind bars at the Aiken County Detention Center. Neighbors are still trying to put the pieces together WJBF News Channel 6 spoke with people near the couple's home who knew Debra Morris by her time spent in the yard. Those individuals say they are stunned by the news because she didn't appear to be a violent person.
    There could be a possible reason behind why a North Augusta woman is accused of pulling the trigger that fatally killed her husband on Labor Day. Debra Morris is now behind bars at the Aiken County Detention Center. Neighbors are still trying to put the pieces together WJBF News Channel 6 spoke with people near the couple's home who knew Debra Morris by her time spent in the yard. Those individuals say they are stunned by the news because she didn't appear to be a violent person.
  • Sanford Split: Wife Calls For Psych Test

    Sanford Split: Wife Calls For Psych Test

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:09:01 GMT
    Jenny SanfordJenny Sanford
    enny Sanford is asking that U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford undergo a psychiatric evaluation and take anger management and parenting courses in the latest filing in the couple's contentious divorce. She also wants the court to appoint an impartial guardian to look after the interests of the youngest of their four sons. Jenny Sanford also asked the court to seal the record concerning issues relating to their youngest. She says the change of circumstances that led her to request the psychiatric exam wil...
    enny Sanford is asking that U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford undergo a psychiatric evaluation and take anger management and parenting courses in the latest filing in the couple's contentious divorce. She also wants the court to appoint an impartial guardian to look after the interests of the youngest of their four sons. Jenny Sanford also asked the court to seal the record concerning issues relating to their youngest. She says the change of circumstances that led her to request the psychiatric exam wil...
  • Golden Apple: Carrie Lovett

    Golden Apple: Carrie Lovett

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:00:56 GMT
    Carrie Lovett's classroom could just have easily been Carrie Lovett's courtroom."I was in law school," Lovett says. "And the principal came to the law school and said we need to substitute for this teacher who's ill with Lupus Disease. And I knew my parents wanted one of us to be a teacher and I volunteered."That was 26 short years ago. She left law school behind and has been changing young lives ever since."When I see young people come in the building and they have smiles on their faces and ...
    Carrie Lovett's classroom could just have easily been Carrie Lovett's courtroom."I was in law school," Lovett says. "And the principal came to the law school and said we need to substitute for this teacher who's ill with Lupus Disease. And I knew my parents wanted one of us to be a teacher and I volunteered."That was 26 short years ago. She left law school behind and has been changing young lives ever since."When I see young people come in the building and they have smiles on their faces and ...
  • Commissioner Donnie Smith Retired Due To Health Issues, Doesn't Rule Out Resigning From Commission

    Commissioner Donnie Smith Retired Due To Health Issues, Doesn't Rule Out Resigning From Commission

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:14:58 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
    Under investigation, Donnie Smith has retired from his job at the Georgia State Patrol, but said he long ago applied. But, now he is not saying no to resigning from his job on the Augusta Commission. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Under investigation, Donnie Smith has retired from his job at the Georgia State Patrol, but said he long ago applied. But, now he is not saying no to resigning from his job on the Augusta Commission. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Commission Rejects Alcohol Fee Increase

    Commission Rejects Alcohol Fee Increase

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:42:13 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
     A proposed increase in liquor license fees is turned down by Augusta Commissioners.
     A proposed increase in Liquor License fee's is turn down by Augusta commissioners
  • Augusta Commission Seeks Advice On SPLOST Rules

    Augusta Commission Seeks Advice On SPLOST Rules

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:35:54 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
    With another SPLOST planned for next year, Augusta's city leaders are looking for an outside opinion on who should or should not get sales tax funding.
    With another SPLOST planned for next year, Augusta's city leaders are looking for an outside opinion on who should or should not get sales tax funding.
  • Police: Pit Bull Repeatedly Stabbed During Pet Adoption Event At Georgia Pet Store

    Police: Pit Bull Repeatedly Stabbed During Pet Adoption Event At Georgia Pet Store

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:47:08 GMT
    Photo of Clara, the pit bull which was repeatedly stabbed inside a Newnan, Georgia PetSmart store during a pet adoption eventPhoto of Clara, the pit bull which was repeatedly stabbed inside a Newnan, Georgia PetSmart store during a pet adoption event
    Police say a pit bull was repeatedly stabbed during a pet adoption event inside a PetSmart store in the west Georgia town of Newnan, horrifying adults and children.
    Police say a pit bull was repeatedly stabbed during a pet adoption event inside a PetSmart store in the west Georgia town of Newnan, horrifying adults and children.
  • Counselors Help Students Grieve Classmate's Drowning

    Counselors Help Students Grieve Classmate's Drowning

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:23:20 GMT

     Lincoln County High School students remember 17-year-old Jacoby Mason, who died after drowning over the weekend.

     Lincoln County High School students remember 17-year-old Jacoby Mason, who died after drowning over the weekend.

  • UPDATED ON 6: Grovetown Roadway Re-Opened After Broken Water Main Repaired

    UPDATED ON 6: Grovetown Roadway Re-Opened After Broken Water Main Repaired

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:13:56 GMT
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    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a Grovetown roadway that was closed Tuesday morning due to a broken water main has now been re-opened.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a Grovetown roadway that was closed Tuesday morning due to a broken water main has now been re-opened.
  • UPDATED ON 6: North Augusta Wife Charged With Murder in Shooting Death of Husband

    UPDATED ON 6: North Augusta Wife Charged With Murder in Shooting Death of Husband

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:57:35 GMT
    Mug shot of Debra Morris, who is accused of shooting and killing her husband, 3-year-old Stephen A. Morris in North Augusta on Monday.Mug shot of Debra Morris, who is accused of shooting and killing her husband, 3-year-old Stephen A. Morris in North Augusta on Monday.
    North Augusta Public Safety investigators say a woman is charged with murder in the shooting death of her husband.
    North Augusta Public Safety investigators say a woman is charged with murder in the shooting death of her husband.
  • Whole Foods To Open In Augusta September 23rd

    Whole Foods To Open In Augusta September 23rd

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:39:58 GMT
    Whole Foods logo graphicWhole Foods logo graphic
    The moment many of you in the CSRA have been waiting for is fast approaching.
    The moment many of you in the CSRA have been waiting for is fast approaching.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Beech Island Couple Says Their Dog Saved Them From House Fire

    UPDATED ON 6: Beech Island Couple Says Their Dog Saved Them From House Fire

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:09:22 GMT
    Photo of Lulu, a 7-year-old Papillon that a Beech Island couple say saved their lives in an early Tuesday morning fire.Photo of Lulu, a 7-year-old Papillon that a Beech Island couple say saved their lives in an early Tuesday morning fire.
    An Aiken County couple is safe after an early Tuesday morning fire tore through their Beech Island home, and they are calling their dog a hero. WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise has the story.
    An Aiken County couple is safe after an early Tuesday morning fire tore through their Beech Island home, and they are calling their dog a hero. WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise 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, September 2 2014 7:07 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:07:21 GMT
    6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • CSRA Morning News Update: September 2, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: September 2, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: September 2, 2014

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:15 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:15:49 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.
  • Tropical Storm Dolly Forms in the Gulf of Mexico

    Tropical Storm Dolly Forms in the Gulf of Mexico

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:28 AM EDT2014-09-02 08:28:11 GMT
    Tropical Storm Dolly forms in the Gulf of Mexico.
    Tropical Storm Dolly forms in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Sickle Cell Challenge Hoping to Make ALS Impact

    Sickle Cell Challenge Hoping to Make ALS Impact

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:52:30 GMT
    The ALS ice bucket challenge took off across social media with a countless number of people donating and making themselves aware of the debilitating disease. Now, a local man has started a new challenge in order to bring awareness and research dollars for Sickle Cell Anemia. As many as 100,000 people, mainly African Americans, suffer from this disease. September is the month many bring awareness to Sickle Cell nationwide.
    The ALS ice bucket challenge took off across social media with a countless number of people donating and making themselves aware of the debilitating disease. Now, a local man has started a new challenge in order to bring awareness and research dollars for Sickle Cell Anemia. As many as 100,000 people, mainly African Americans, suffer from this disease. September is the month many bring awareness to Sickle Cell nationwide.
  • 3rd CSRA Mathnasium Location Opens in Aiken

    3rd CSRA Mathnasium Location Opens in Aiken

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:26:30 GMT
    Mathnasium of Aiken opens Tuesday, Sept 2nd, in the Fresh Market shopping center on Whiskey Road. The Aiken Center is the third Mathnasium location in the CSRA.
    Mathnasium of Aiken opens Tuesday, Sept 2nd, in the Fresh Market shopping center on Whiskey Road. The Aiken Center is the third Mathnasium location in the CSRA.
  • First Aid Stations Could Be Coming To The Beach

    First Aid Stations Could Be Coming To The Beach

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:19:58 GMT
    Horry County officials want to add three first aid stations to some popular beaches near North Myrtle Beach. County Councilman Brent Schulz told The Sun News of Myrtle Beach (http://bit.ly/1qUTtAY ) that the first aid stations would be staffed and would give people at the beach a place to get out of the sun and get treatment for minor problems. The stations would be placed at the end of streets by the beach. Schulz says he has heard they are popular in Florida and California. Officials will m...
    Horry County officials want to add three first aid stations to some popular beaches near North Myrtle Beach. County Councilman Brent Schulz told The Sun News of Myrtle Beach (http://bit.ly/1qUTtAY ) that the first aid stations would be staffed and would give people at the beach a place to get out of the sun and get treatment for minor problems. The stations would be placed at the end of streets by the beach. Schulz says he has heard they are popular in Florida and California. Officials will m...
  • Giving Your Best: Kathy Thibault

    Giving Your Best: Kathy Thibault

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:04:42 GMT
    Kathy Thibault is the Giving Your Best award winner for September 2014.
    Kathy Thibault is the Giving Your Best award winner for September 2014.
  • Lincoln County Teen Drowns

    Lincoln County Teen Drowns

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:49:14 GMT
    Folks in Lincoln County are remembering 17-year-old Jacoby Mason who drowned while swimming.
    Folks in Lincoln County are remembering 17-year-old Jacoby Mason who drowned while swimming.
  • 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, September 1 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:19:48 GMT
    6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • CSRA Morning News Update: September 1, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: September 1, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: September 1, 2014

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:59 AM EDT2014-09-01 10:59:29 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.
  • Sluggers hit it out of the Park for a Good Cause

    Sluggers hit it out of the Park for a Good Cause

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:37:40 GMT
    Alayna Ishmael about to step out and throw the first pitch. Alayna Ishmael about to step out and throw the first pitch.

    Alayna Ishmael is now confined to a wheelchair after nearly drowning in the Augusta Mall fountain. Palmetto Peach Sports decided to hold a baseball game to raise money for the little girl's family. She even got to throw out the first pitch.

    Alayna Ishmael is now confined to a wheelchair after nearly drowning in the Augusta Mall fountain. Palmetto Peach Sports decided to hold a baseball game to raise money for the little girl's family. She even got to throw out the first pitch.

  • New Renovations Coming to Georgia Rest Areas

    New Renovations Coming to Georgia Rest Areas

    New Renovations Coming to Georgia Rest Areas

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:14:50 GMT
    New renovations are coming to rest areas in Georgia. The Department of Transportation is spending more than10 million dollars to start updates on facilities along interstates.The department has received complaints about rest area conditions and is why officials believe it's time to make improvements. DOT made room in the budget over the last couple of years for a special fund from logo ad profits, and they are ready t...
    New renovations are coming to rest areas in Georgia. The Department of Transportation is spending more than10 million dollars to start updates on facilities along interstates.The department has received complaints about rest area conditions and is why officials believe it's time to make improvements. DOT made room in the budget over the last couple of years for a special fund from logo ad profits, and they are ready t...
  • Men Ordered To Pay Up For Killing Birds

    Men Ordered To Pay Up For Killing Birds

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:38:36 GMT
    A Jasper County hunting preserve is paying $250,000 in restitution after three of its employees pleaded guilty to illegally trapping and killing hawks and owls to improve quail hunting on the property. U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles announced Friday that Mackay Point Plantation's general manager, hunting dog trainer and heavy equipment handler have been sentenced to six months of probation, community service, and a one-year ban on trapping. The $250,000 to be paid by the private plantation will b...
    A Jasper County hunting preserve is paying $250,000 in restitution after three of its employees pleaded guilty to illegally trapping and killing hawks and owls to improve quail hunting on the property. U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles announced Friday that Mackay Point Plantation's general manager, hunting dog trainer and heavy equipment handler have been sentenced to six months of probation, community service, and a one-year ban on trapping. The $250,000 to be paid by the private plantation will b...
  • Casket Used To Hide Drugs

    Casket Used To Hide Drugs

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:36:53 GMT
    A middle Georgia sheriff says two inmates visiting a Macon funeral home tried to return to jail with drugs and other contraband that had been hidden inside their grandmother's casket. WMAZ-TV reports Bibb County deputies found marijuana, tobacco, a lighter and a cellphone on inmates Henry Ison Rouse and Nekoase Antwan Vinson after they attended a visitation for their dead grandmother Thursday. They wore handcuffs and were escorted by guards. Bibb County Sheriff David Davis says deputies suspe...
    A middle Georgia sheriff says two inmates visiting a Macon funeral home tried to return to jail with drugs and other contraband that had been hidden inside their grandmother's casket. WMAZ-TV reports Bibb County deputies found marijuana, tobacco, a lighter and a cellphone on inmates Henry Ison Rouse and Nekoase Antwan Vinson after they attended a visitation for their dead grandmother Thursday. They wore handcuffs and were escorted by guards. Bibb County Sheriff David Davis says deputies suspe...
  • GMA Sunday Headlines: August 31, 2014

    GMA Sunday Headlines: August 31, 2014

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-08-31 12:16:59 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.
  • "HIV is what I have, not who I am"

    "HIV is what I have, not who I am"

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:45:56 GMT
    Stop the Stigma cake for the 4th Annual Red Party. Stop the Stigma cake for the 4th Annual Red Party.

    Wanda Collier has been living with HIV for 27 years. She created the Stop Da Stigma campaign 4 years ago. With this campaign she holds events, like the Red Party, to raise awareness about HIV. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with Collier about her struggles and accomplishments.

    Wanda Collier has been living with HIV for 27 years. She created the Stop Da Stigma campaign 4 years ago. With this campaign she holds events, like the Red Party, to raise awareness about HIV. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with Collier about her struggles and accomplishments.

  • Man Dies in Motorcycle Accident in Aiken County

    Man Dies in Motorcycle Accident in Aiken County

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-08-30 14:24:18 GMT
    Deadly Motorcycle Crash graphicDeadly Motorcycle Crash graphic
    Toxicology reports are pending for a man after a motorcycle accident killed him in Aiken County.
    Toxicology reports are pending for a man after a motorcycle accident killed him in Aiken County.
  • 1 On 1: UNCF Jazz Festival Preview

    1 On 1: UNCF Jazz Festival Preview

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:28:59 GMT
    The 2nd Annual Ann N. Johnson UNCF Jazz Festival is September 14th at 6:00pm at the historic Jessye Norman Amphitheater. It's to raise money for the UNCF.
    The 2nd Annual Ann N. Johnson UNCF Jazz Festival is September 14th at 6:00pm at the historic Jessye Norman Amphitheater. It's to raise money for the UNCF.
  • GMA Saturday Headlines: August 30, 2014

    GMA Saturday Headlines: August 30, 2014

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-08-30 12:50:07 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Canines Wag Tails for Bark in the Park

    Canines Wag Tails for Bark in the Park

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:19:51 GMT
    Despite tough times for some of Richmond County's four-legged friends, the humane society, a rescue group and other pet friendly groups pushed the need to take home an abandoned dog and treat them well. Peppered in the crowd of baseball fans were a few tails waggin' and tongues licking. The Augusta GreenJackets stadium was the place to be for fun with your pet Friday night. A few groups also used the crowd to get a very important message out; adopt or rescue.
    Despite tough times for some of Richmond County's four-legged friends, the humane society, a rescue group and other pet friendly groups pushed the need to take home an abandoned dog and treat them well. Peppered in the crowd of baseball fans were a few tails waggin' and tongues licking. The Augusta GreenJackets stadium was the place to be for fun with your pet Friday night. A few groups also used the crowd to get a very important message out; adopt or rescue.
  • Aiken Community on the Lookout for Counterfeit Money

    Aiken Community on the Lookout for Counterfeit Money

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:44:17 GMT
    Local business owners points out how she sopts if a bill is real or fake. Local business owners points out how she sopts if a bill is real or fake.

    The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is working with The Aiken Public Safety Department in investigating a counterfeit manufacturing operation. Local business owners say this isn't the first time fake money has made it's way to Aiken. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter found a few tips to make sure you get the real deal.

    The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is working with The Aiken Public Safety Department in investigating a counterfeit manufacturing operation. Local business owners say this isn't the first time fake money has made it's way to Aiken. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter found a few tips to make sure you get the real deal.

  • Drivers Meet Law Enforcement 'Across the Border'

    Drivers Meet Law Enforcement 'Across the Border'

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:53:18 GMT
    Law enforcement from multiple agencies hit the streets to make sure drivers remain safe. The 23rd Annual Hands Across the Border kicked off Thursday night on the Georgia-South Carolina line. The blitz kicked off this weekend because it is the last time most celebrate summer activities. From the football game in Columbia, South Carolina to the Georgia- Clemson game this weekend and even a NASCAR race, law enforcement is out along with everyone else on the road.
    Law enforcement from multiple agencies hit the streets to make sure drivers remain safe. The 23rd Annual Hands Across the Border kicked off Thursday night on the Georgia-South Carolina line. The blitz kicked off this weekend because it is the last time most celebrate summer activities. From the football game in Columbia, South Carolina to the Georgia- Clemson game this weekend and even a NASCAR race, law enforcement is out along with everyone else on the road.
  • Fewer Lane Closures For Your Labor Day On The Road

    Fewer Lane Closures For Your Labor Day On The Road

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:40:25 GMT
    Road Work graphicRoad Work graphic
    Georgia transportation officials plan to suspend many construction-related lane closures for the upcoming holiday weekend. The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend the lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m. Tuesday on interstates and other major state routes by holiday and tourist attractions. The agency generally restricts lane closures during big holidays to alleviate increased traffic. That doesn't include necessary emergency lane closures. Transportation officials say ...
    Georgia transportation officials plan to suspend many construction-related lane closures for the upcoming holiday weekend. The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend the lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m. Tuesday on interstates and other major state routes by holiday and tourist attractions. The agency generally restricts lane closures during big holidays to alleviate increased traffic. That doesn't include necessary emergency lane closures. Transportation officials say ...
  • Red Hot Donation To Help Children With Cancer

    Red Hot Donation To Help Children With Cancer

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:35:13 GMT
    A concert leads to big payday for pediatric cancer. Augusta band Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots played at the Imperial Theater last month to benefit a local charity. Thursday, the lead singer presented a check to Press On for more than ten-thousand-dollars.The Press On Fund, is pushing for a pediatric cancer research center in Augusta.The organization has raised more than two-million-dollars to help young cancer patients.
    A concert leads to big payday for pediatric cancer. Augusta band Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots played at the Imperial Theater last month to benefit a local charity. Thursday, the lead singer presented a check to Press On for more than ten-thousand-dollars.The Press On Fund, is pushing for a pediatric cancer research center in Augusta.The organization has raised more than two-million-dollars to help young cancer patients.
  • Traffic Light On Street After Traffic Accident

    Traffic Light On Street After Traffic Accident

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:23:21 GMT
    Richmond County officers are on the scene of a fallen traffic light. The incident happened at the intersection of Damascus Road and Highland Avenue.According to dispatch officers, an 18-wheeler truck driver hit the traffic light pole and knocked the traffic light down on the street after making a wrong turn. Officials say there no injuries. No word yet on when or if the trucker driver will be charged.
    Richmond County officers are on the scene of a fallen traffic light. The incident happened at the intersection of Damascus Road and Highland Avenue.According to dispatch officers, an 18-wheeler truck driver hit the traffic light pole and knocked the traffic light down on the street after making a wrong turn. Officials say there no injuries. No word yet on when or if the trucker driver will be charged.
  • Local Law Enforcement In Full Force For Labor Day

    Local Law Enforcement In Full Force For Labor Day

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:15:40 GMT
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office will have DUI checkpoints during Labor Day Weekend.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office will have DUI checkpoints during Labor Day Weekend.
  • GRU Student Indicted After Getting Shot By Officer

    GRU Student Indicted After Getting Shot By Officer

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:07:10 GMT
    Donte Stewart was indicted by a grand jury on three separate charges.
    Donte Stewart was indicted by a grand jury on three separate charges.
  • North Augusta Radio Station Lifting Spirits with Shine 88.7

    North Augusta Radio Station Lifting Spirits with Shine 88.7

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:48:01 GMT
    There's a new radio station in the CSRA for fans of modern praise and worship music. It's called 88.7 Shine FM.
    There's a new radio station in the CSRA for fans of modern praise and worship music. It's called 88.7 Shine FM.
  • Local Gun Range Owner Reacts to Arizona's Accidental Shooting

    Local Gun Range Owner Reacts to Arizona's Accidental Shooting

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:42:15 GMT
    The sametype of automatic gun the 9 year old was shooting in AZ.The sametype of automatic gun the 9 year old was shooting in AZ.

    A local gun range owner says it was a big mistake to give an automatic gun to a 9 year old. Reports say the young girl had never shot a gun before. When she shot the uzi it recoiled and shot her instructor in the head, killing him. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with a gun range owner in Augusta about the issue.

    A local gun range owner says it was a big mistake to give an automatic gun to a 9 year old. Reports say the young girl had never shot a gun before. When she shot the uzi it recoiled and shot her instructor in the head, killing him. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with a gun range owner in Augusta about the issue.

  • Burke County Man Facing Child Cruelty Charge

    Burke County Man Facing Child Cruelty Charge

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:39:51 GMT
    Photo of Mark Anthony Winter II, who has been charged with Cruelty to Children in the First Degree (Credit: Burke County Sheriff's Office)Photo of Mark Anthony Winter II, who has been charged with Cruelty to Children in the First Degree (Credit: Burke County Sheriff's Office)
    A Burke County man has been arrested after a 1-month-old child was admitted to Georgia Regents Medical Center with a skull fracture.
    A Burke County man has been arrested after a 1-month-old child was admitted to Georgia Regents Medical Center with a skull fracture.
  • Suspect Sought In Aiken County Church Burglary

    Suspect Sought In Aiken County Church Burglary

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:20:31 GMT
    Surveillance photo of the suspect in a burglary at Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Aiken County (Credit: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)Surveillance photo of the suspect in a burglary at Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Aiken County (Credit: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)
    The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect wanted in connection to a burglary at a church.
    The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect wanted in connection to a burglary at a church.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Section Of Columbia County Road Re-Opened After Gas Leak

    UPDATED ON 6: Section Of Columbia County Road Re-Opened After Gas Leak

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:07:48 GMT
    Breaking News graphicBreaking News graphic
    A section of a Columbia County roadway that was closed Thursday morning due to a gas leak has been re-opened.
    A section of a Columbia County roadway that was closed Thursday morning due to a gas leak has been re-opened.
  • Augusta Regional Airport On the Move

    Augusta Regional Airport On the Move

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:17:17 GMT
    Augusta Regional Airport could see some changes in the next 20 years. The airport received public input on a Master Plan currently taking place. Airport officials say a comprehensive study is done periodically to get ideas on where it should go in the future. Mean Hunt put together seven alternatives for the public to consider. The company found that there is a significant amount of traffic during Masters week, presenting problems for the airport.
    Augusta Regional Airport could see some changes in the next 20 years. The airport received public input on a Master Plan currently taking place. Airport officials say a comprehensive study is done periodically to get ideas on where it should go in the future. Mean Hunt put together seven alternatives for the public to consider. The company found that there is a significant amount of traffic during Masters week, presenting problems for the airport.
  • Trivia Night Benefits Homeless Dental Needs

    Trivia Night Benefits Homeless Dental Needs

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:48:09 GMT
    If you can remember the preamble to the United States Constitution or the top 2014 Emmy winners, then you would have been perfect for a team playing trivia to raise funds for emergency dental needs in the homeless community. The Georgia Regents University Chapter of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry at the College of Dental Medicine are all fun and games now, but a visit to learn the dental needs of the CSRA's homeless population was no laughing matter.
    If you can remember the preamble to the United States Constitution or the top 2014 Emmy winners, then you would have been perfect for a team playing trivia to raise funds for emergency dental needs in the homeless community. The Georgia Regents University Chapter of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry at the College of Dental Medicine are all fun and games now, but a visit to learn the dental needs of the CSRA's homeless population was no laughing matter.
  • S.C. Lawmakers To Focus On Domestic Violence

    S.C. Lawmakers To Focus On Domestic Violence

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:43:51 GMT
    South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell says preventing domestic violence will be a priority for the House next year. Harrell announced Wednesday the creation of a 10-member bipartisan committee that will meet over the off-session with the intention of introducing proposals when legislators return in January. South Carolina consistently reports high rates of domestic violence incidents. The latest report by the Violence Policy Center ranks South Carolina first in the country in the rate of...
    South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell says preventing domestic violence will be a priority for the House next year. Harrell announced Wednesday the creation of a 10-member bipartisan committee that will meet over the off-session with the intention of introducing proposals when legislators return in January. South Carolina consistently reports high rates of domestic violence incidents. The latest report by the Violence Policy Center ranks South Carolina first in the country in the rate of...
  • Teacher Group Backs Carter

    Teacher Group Backs Carter

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:42:12 GMT
    One of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia has announced its support for Democrat Jason Carter, as he challenges Republican Gov. Nathan Deal in the fall. The Georgia Association of Educators endorsed Carter on Wednesday, citing a "chronic underfunding and dismantling of Georgia's public education." The group has historically backed Democrats, although it declined to endorse anyone in the 2002 governor's race. That lack of support was considered a factor in then-Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes ...
    One of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia has announced its support for Democrat Jason Carter, as he challenges Republican Gov. Nathan Deal in the fall. The Georgia Association of Educators endorsed Carter on Wednesday, citing a "chronic underfunding and dismantling of Georgia's public education." The group has historically backed Democrats, although it declined to endorse anyone in the 2002 governor's race. That lack of support was considered a factor in then-Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes ...
  • 6 Investigates: Is Project Jackson Property Blighted?

    6 Investigates: Is Project Jackson Property Blighted?

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:07:44 GMT
    News Channel 6's Mike Miller investigates whether or not the Project Jackson property is blighted.
    News Channel 6's Mike Miller investigates whether or not the Project Jackson property is blighted.
  • "It's Creating a new Breed of Sexual Predators"

    "It's Creating a new Breed of Sexual Predators"

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:59:48 GMT
    This is Kik, one of the social media outlets teens use to message each other.This is Kik, one of the social media outlets teens use to message each other.

    Law enforcement says social media is breeding a new kind of sexual predators. Apps like Snapchat, Kik and Facebook have made it easier for predators to lure their prey. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter looked into these sites and spoke with law enforcement to find out how to keep your child safe.

    Law enforcement says social media is breeding a new kind of sexual predators. Apps like Snapchat, Kik and Facebook have made it easier for predators to lure their prey. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter looked into these sites and spoke with law enforcement to find out how to keep your child safe.

  • Effingham County Siblings Arrested And Charged With Incest

    Effingham County Siblings Arrested And Charged With Incest

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:05:28 GMT
    Mug shots of Christopher Buckner and her half brother, Timothy Savoy, who were arrested in Effingham County, Georgia and charged with incestMug shots of Christopher Buckner and her half brother, Timothy Savoy, who were arrested in Effingham County, Georgia and charged with incest
    Two Effingham County sibling have been arrested and charged with incest after they admitted to having sex in a parking lot.
    Two Effingham County sibling have been arrested and charged with incest after they admitted to having sex in a parking lot.
  • Update: Murder Suspect's Wife Says Her Husband Couldn't Have Done It

    Update: Murder Suspect's Wife Says Her Husband Couldn't Have Done It

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:49:56 GMT
    Mug shot of 49-year-old Robert Ivory Anderson, who made his first court appearance on Wednesday in connection to a deadly Sunday night shooting on Carrie Street in AugustaMug shot of 49-year-old Robert Ivory Anderson, who made his first court appearance on Wednesday in connection to a deadly Sunday night shooting on Carrie Street in Augusta
    The man accused in a Sunday night shooting on Carrie Street in Augusta that left one man dead and 3 injured made his first appearance in court on Wednesday. WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory reports
    The man accused in a Sunday night shooting on Carrie Street in Augusta that left one man dead and 3 injured made his first appearance in court on Wednesday. WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory reports
  • Windsor Man Reportedly Robbed While In Hotel Shower By Two Women

    Windsor Man Reportedly Robbed While In Hotel Shower By Two Women

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:36:42 GMT
    Mugshots of Taylor Reo Pierpoint and Theresa Ryan, who were arrested Wednesday and accused of robbing a Windsor man while he was in the shower at the Richland Avenue Days Inn in AikenMugshots of Taylor Reo Pierpoint and Theresa Ryan, who were arrested Wednesday and accused of robbing a Windsor man while he was in the shower at the Richland Avenue Days Inn in Aiken
    A Windsor man says he was robbed at gunpoint by two women at the Days Inn on Richland Avenue in Aiken Wednesday morning.
    A Windsor man says he was robbed at gunpoint by two women at the Days Inn on Richland Avenue in Aiken Wednesday morning.
  • WJBF Anchor John Hart Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Live On Air

    WJBF Anchor John Hart Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Live On Air

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:21:42 GMT
    WJBF anchor John HArt takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge live on air Wednesday eveningWJBF anchor John HArt takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge live on air Wednesday evening
    Our John Hart will take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge live on air and online at the end of Wednesday's 5:30 P.M. newscast.
    Our John Hart will take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge live on air and online at the end of Wednesday's 5:30 P.M. newscast.
  • Richmond County Man Sentenced For Shooting, Killing His Friend

    Richmond County Man Sentenced For Shooting, Killing His Friend

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:30:13 GMT
    Mug shot of Dominique Sullivan who has been sentended for shooting and killing his friend Delarrion Smith, back in November of 2013Mug shot of Dominique Sullivan who has been sentended for shooting and killing his friend Delarrion Smith, back in November of 2013
    A 19-year-old man accused of shooting his 18-year-old friend has been sentenced.
    A 19-year-old man accused of shooting his 18-year-old friend has been sentenced.
  • Paine College Rape Suspect Gets Life Sentence

    Paine College Rape Suspect Gets Life Sentence

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:38:20 GMT
    Mug shot of Jarius Dantler who was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years for the rape of a Paine College student in her dorm room in March of 2013Mug shot of Jarius Dantler who was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years for the rape of a Paine College student in her dorm room in March of 2013
    A man accused of raping a Paine College student will soon be on his way to prison.
    A man accused of raping a Paine College student will soon be on his way to prison.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Tractor Trailer Driver Injured in Wreck on I-20

    UPDATED ON 6: Tractor Trailer Driver Injured in Wreck on I-20

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:45:29 GMT
    Photo of the scene of a crash involving two 18-wheelers in Aiken CountyPhoto of the scene of a crash involving two 18-wheelers in Aiken County
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the tractor-trailer that overturned on I-20 Wednesday morning is leaking diesel fuel.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the tractor-trailer that overturned on I-20 Wednesday morning is leaking diesel fuel.
  • Adopt-A-Pet: August 27, 2014

    Adopt-A-Pet: August 27, 2014

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:15:35 GMT
    Southern Souls Rescue appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon with seven adorable ten-week old female puppies.
    Southern Souls Rescue appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon with seven adorable ten-week old female puppies.
  • Nighttime 5K Run Coming To Augusta

    Nighttime 5K Run Coming To Augusta

    Nighttime 5K Run Coming To Augusta

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:02:31 GMT
    Trivium Racing is getting ready with a whole new kind of fun run -Glow in the Park is the ultimate party run and it is coming to Augusta on Saturday, October 25th at sunset at a 25% discount!The pre-party starts with participants donning their free glow bracelets and necklaces, and decorating themselves with glow-in-the-dark body paint. Participants will then be sent off by the beats of a local DJ to run/walk a 5k course through several stations guaranteed to make them glow. They will brave ...
    Trivium Racing is getting ready with a whole new kind of fun run -Glow in the Park is the ultimate party run and it is coming to Augusta on Saturday, October 25th at sunset at a 25% discount!The pre-party starts with participants donning their free glow bracelets and necklaces, and decorating themselves with glow-in-the-dark body paint. Participants will then be sent off by the beats of a local DJ to run/walk a 5k course through several stations guaranteed to make them glow. They will brave ...
  • Multi-Vehicle Wreck Backs Up Traffic on Wheeler Road

    Multi-Vehicle Wreck Backs Up Traffic on Wheeler Road

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:38 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:38:21 GMT
    Breaking News graphicBreaking News graphic
    An accident on Wheeler Road near Sonic is backing up traffic.The wreck happened around 8:30 am Wednesday.Authorities say four to five vehicles are involved. Injuries are reported.Wreckers are on the scene.I
    An accident on Wheeler Road near Sonic is backing up traffic.The wreck happened around 8:30 am Wednesday.Authorities say four to five vehicles are involved. Injuries are reported.Wreckers are on the scene.I
  • 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, August 27 2014 7:13 AM EDT2014-08-27 11:13:38 GMT
    6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • CSRA Morning News Update: August 27, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 27, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 27, 2014

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:08 AM EDT2014-08-27 11:08:38 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.
  • USC Increasing Patrols After Crimes; Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

    USC Increasing Patrols After Crimes; Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:06 AM EDT2014-08-27 05:06:49 GMT
    The University of South Carolina is increasing patrols by campus police after four crimes in a week, three on campus and one just on the edge.
    The University of South Carolina is increasing patrols by campus police after four crimes in a week, three on campus and one just on the edge.
  • Columbia County Classrooms Growing Again

    Columbia County Classrooms Growing Again

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:26:07 GMT
    Columbia County Schools is growing once again and leaders are looking for ways to accommodate the increase in student population. This year a little less than 700 more students enrolled in Columbia County schools with the 2014-2015 ten day count totaling a record number of 25, 338 students. The district saw more than 700 students last school year. The total number from last school year was 24, 661.
    Columbia County Schools is growing once again and leaders are looking for ways to accommodate the increase in student population. This year a little less than 700 more students enrolled in Columbia County schools with the 2014-2015 ten day count totaling a record number of 25, 338 students. The district saw more than 700 students last school year. The total number from last school year was 24, 661.
  • Effort To Control Wild Hogs

    Effort To Control Wild Hogs

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:52:33 GMT
    The National Park Service is asking for public comment on a plan to curb the growing population of non-native wild hogs in Congaree National Park south of Columbia. The hogs destroy vegetation and disturb creek beds. Officials say current control measures are not working. The plan rules out public hunts because of the disruption to the federal wilderness area. Trapping and moving the animals to another area was also ruled out because of fears of spreading disease. Alternatives proposed includ...
    The National Park Service is asking for public comment on a plan to curb the growing population of non-native wild hogs in Congaree National Park south of Columbia. The hogs destroy vegetation and disturb creek beds. Officials say current control measures are not working. The plan rules out public hunts because of the disruption to the federal wilderness area. Trapping and moving the animals to another area was also ruled out because of fears of spreading disease. Alternatives proposed includ...
  • Suspected Highway Rock Throwers Caught

    Suspected Highway Rock Throwers Caught

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:48:19 GMT
    Across Georgia graphicAcross Georgia graphic
    Court records show that all four suspects have been apprehended after large rocks were dropped onto cars from a freeway overpass in Gainesville. Gainesville police on Aug. 20 announced the arrests of two men accused of dropping rocks on Interstate 985 earlier this month. The Times reports that court records show that two more suspects have also been apprehended. Police say 18-year-old Juan Peterson and 21-year-old Kyhrie Harris, both of Gainesville, were arrested last week and charged with cr...
    Court records show that all four suspects have been apprehended after large rocks were dropped onto cars from a freeway overpass in Gainesville. Gainesville police on Aug. 20 announced the arrests of two men accused of dropping rocks on Interstate 985 earlier this month. The Times reports that court records show that two more suspects have also been apprehended. Police say 18-year-old Juan Peterson and 21-year-old Kyhrie Harris, both of Gainesville, were arrested last week and charged with cr...
  • Augusta Commissioners Did Not Want To Abstain From Tax Increase

    Augusta Commissioners Did Not Want To Abstain From Tax Increase

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:40:47 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Mayor Deke CopenahaverPhoto of Augusta Mayor Deke Copenahaver
    Augusta city leaders were deadlocked on a tax increase proposal, allowing the Mayor to break a 5-5 tie in favor, but Commissioners who opposed the tax hike could have kept the vote out of the Mayor's hands. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Augusta city leaders were deadlocked on a tax increase proposal, allowing the Mayor to break a 5-5 tie in favor, but Commissioners who opposed the tax hike could have kept the vote out of the Mayor's hands. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.

  • Augusta Bar Owner Says He Was Unaware City Was Proposing Alcohol Fee Increase

    Augusta Bar Owner Says He Was Unaware City Was Proposing Alcohol Fee Increase

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:21:41 GMT
    Photo of bottles of alcohol at Joe's Underground, on Broad Street in AugustaPhoto of bottles of alcohol at Joe's Underground, on Broad Street in Augusta
    The Augusta Planning, License, and Inspection Department is proposing changes to the city alcohol ordinance including a ten percent increase in license fees. An Augusta Commission committee approved the recommendation with no word of protest from business owners.
    The Augusta Planning, License, and Inspection Department is proposing changes to the city alcohol ordinance including a ten percent increase in license fees. An Augusta Commission committee approved the recommendation with no word of protest from business owners.

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