Aiken County firefighters are no longer at the sceneof an early morning fire.The blaze broke out shortly after 5 am on Hillvale Street in Gloverville.The home was abandoned.No word yet on what sparked the fire. More>>
Going under the knife in the CSRA just got a little easier. Doctors Hospital unveiled the diVinci Surgical System. It allows doctors to perform minimally invasive surgery with the assistance of a robot. The diVinci is HD (High Definition), 3-Dimensional and allows doctors to see a better picture while working. Christopher Hogan, Trauma Acute Care Surgery Director at Doctors Hospital, said it is better than using only hands or the current surgical tools.
Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department's recent brush with fire at two downtown abandoned homes is the reason why Code Enforcement officials say work is underway to demolish dilapidated structures that are no longer in use. Code Enforcement Manager Pamela Costabile said the structures are a danger to communities. The owners, some known and others unknown, have all let the homes go for one reason or another.
} Augusta Fire Department crews getting the call to Wrens, Georgia to check on a suspicious smell. Fire Department Spokesperson Dee Griffin confirms the Richmond County Hazmat Team responded to a Jefferson County home on Airport Road Monday night. The owner used a chemical spray during the day, and later noticed a strong odor. the hazmat team investigated and secured the area. Families in 4 nearby houses went to the hospital to get checked out. So far, no signs that anybody got sick or is in ... More>>
The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have... More>>
Antibiotics. New research showing the warnings about antibiotic overuse may not be sticking when it comes to our kids. More>>
Changes in the way taxes are collected in parts of Columbia County after an investigation into how former Tax Commissioner Kay Allen handled those taxes. Allen resigned in March after it was revealed she was pocketing some of the money collected from the cities of Harlem and Grovetown.The Kay Allen case was a wake-up call for the county, bringing forward agreements needing changes. The money will go to the county's ge... More>>
Season 19 of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" premieres Monday night on WJBF News Channel 6. More>>
A sweatshirt made by a national retailer is generating a lot of buzz, and not in a good way. More>>
Columbia County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) director Pam Tucker has provided WJBF with more information on the late Sunday night earthquake in the CSRA. More>>
The Columbia County School System has announced two administrative appointments. More>>
An oily substance found in the Savannah River could have come from a storm drain. More>>
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. More>>
Plant operators safely took Unit 2 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant offline on Sunday for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. More>>
It didn't take the Ray Rice elevator video to get Kerry Washington talking about domestic violence. More>>
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. More>>
WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA. More>>
6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day. More>>
Structure fire in Augusta being called suspicious.
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.More>>
The Augusta Fire Department and the Augusta-Richmond County Emergency Management Agency have released a "Do Not Swim Order" for the Savannah River. More>>
A 2-year old boy is dead after getting shot at a mobile home in Bamberg County, South Carolina. More>>
The Trendz Salon in Columbia County offered free haircuts all day to raise money for a local family. Donations from the Cut-A-Thon go to help a child with medical needs.This isn't the first child this event has helped, more than $50,000 have been raised through this event for six other children in the area. Dozens in the community came to have lunch, take part in a raffle, and get haircuts at the event called Payton's... More>>
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. More>>
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.More>>
Law enforcement officials from three states are searching a wooded area of northeastern Pennsylvania for the person who shot two state troopers Friday night. More>>
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was processed overnight and released from a jail in Texas, where he faces charges alleging that he used a switch to spank one of his sons. More>>
Several smokers were used to cook nearly 200 pork butts last night for a good cause. The Columbia County Exchange Club sponsored Boston “Butts” for Backpacks at HCCU on Washington Road. It was all in an effort to help unfortunate children of the CSRA.Alexandra Berry, District Manager, Kelly Services says, “We're ready. Right now we have enough ready to pick up and we actually wanna make sure everybody can watch the game at 3:30 so we're out of here by Noon.” The club meets every Thursday at B... More>>
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who hasn't been since since Tuesday. More>>
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... More>>
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.
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 ... More>>
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.
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.
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. More>>
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. More>>
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. More>>
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. More>>
The traditional, over-the-top tailgate was created decades ago to celebrate the rivalry between border state schools the University of Georgia and the University of South Carolina, while supporting CSRA charities. More>>
Have you ever you ever wondered what animals do in the wild when we aren't watching? Check out photos captured on trail cams for a fascinating look into the wild. More>>
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. More>>
An accident in Aiken County caused traffic problems Friday morning. More>>
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. More>>
Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of negligent killing in the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend. More>>
The fifth tropical storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season has formed. More>>
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. More>>
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. More>>
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.
A 3 car accident in North Augusta sends one person to the hospital this evening. happened at the corner of Knox Ave Bradleyville Rd.
Thirteen years after the tragic attack on the World Trade Center, a golden retriever who helped with the search efforts returned to the to Ground Zero for the first time since the tragedy. More>>
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. More>>
A family is upset after they said Facebook rejected a picture of their infant son who is ill. More>>
There are new details coming to light about a South Carolina father accused of killing his 5 children. WJBF News Channel 6's South Carolina Capitol reporter, Robert Kittle, has the story. More>>
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. More>>
A strong solar flare is blasting its way to Earth, but the worst of its power looks like it will barely skim above the planet and not cause many problems. More>>
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. More>>
Doctors in many U.S. hospitals are unnecessarily prescribing multiple antibiotics for several days when just one would do the job, a new study released Wednesday suggests. More>>
Jenna and Dan Haley's unborn son Shane has been diagnosed with complex neural defect that kills most infants soon after birth. The couple has created a "bucket list" for their son. More>>
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. More>>
Several national media outlets are posting a tweet from WJBF News Channel 6 Sports director Matt Zahn from Masters week.
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. More>>
The South Carolina Department of Social Services has released its file on Timothy Ray Jones, Jr. and his family.WJBF News Channel 6's South Carolina Capitol reporter, Robert Kittle, has the story.
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. More>>
There's one perk of the job that former Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith will not miss. More>>
A verdict has been issued in the trial of Oscar Pistorius. More>>
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... More>>
A bat made an on-air appearance on Good Morning Tennessee on Wednesday. More>>
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 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.
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. More>>
Sean Christopher Haire, probably better known by wresting fans as Sean O'Haire, was found dead at his home in Spartanburg Tuesday at the age of 43. More>>
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. More>>
There will be 9/11 remembrance ceremonies and events going on Thursday in the CSRA 13 years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. More>>
Thursday is Patriot Day, the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks. It's important to remember that September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. Shepeard Community Blood Center is one local organization that prepares for the worst every day, but still needs your help.When it comes to blood, too much is never enough. Like one worker told me, the rarest blood type is the one that's not on the shelf when it's... More>>
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.
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.More>>
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>>
The 21st annual CSRA College Night will be held Thursday evening at the James Brown Arena in downtown Augusta.
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... More>>
A panel of teen driver experts identified featured programs to address enforcement and education initiatives to help keep teen drivers' focus off their phones and on the road. More>>
Authorities say the father of five South Carolina children whose bodies were found in Alabama has been charged with child neglect and that other charges are pending. More>>
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. More>>
The Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives, Bobby Harrell (R-Charleston), has been indicted on accusations including misuse of campaign funds and misconduct in office. More>>
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. More>>
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.More>>
A 26-year-old man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and attempted murder in the 2012 shooting death of an Aiken man. More>>
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... More>>
One person was shot and taken to the hospital. No suspects have been named at this time. More>>
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... More>>
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.
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. More>>
Apple has introduced a new Apple Watch just after introducing the new iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. More>>
WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the section of Wrightsboro Road closed due to a gas leak has now been re-opened. More>>
The Jenkins County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from the public in finding a Millen man who has been reported missing. More>>
Here we go again. the folks at Apple are hosting another launch announcement later Tuesday...following months of speculation on the evolution of Apple products. More>>
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina and NFL running back Harold Green II has been arrested on charges of assaulting five female high school students. Multiple media outlets reported that the 46-year-old Green turned himself in to Richland County sheriff's deputies Monday. Sheriff Leon Lott said Green is accused of inappropriately touching the Spring Valley High School students who ranged in age from 15 to 17 last month while he was working as a volunteer coach. The students were worki... More>>
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. More>>
One of Augusta's busiest roads is still closed tonight. Atlanta Gas Light working to repair a gas leak on Wrightsboro road in front of the mall. Officials tell us crews have found the problem, and are working on a temporary fix to keep gas flowing to nearby businesses before they can do a permanent fix. In the meantime deputies are re-routing traffic and fire crews are keeping the area safe. There is no timetable for Wrightsboro road to re-open but we will let you know online as soon as it ha... More>>
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. More>>
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. More>>
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 new commanding general took the reins at Fort Gordon Monday morning. Major General Stephen Fogarty replaced Major General LaWarren Patterson as the head of the Cyber Center of Excellence. WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise has the story. More>>
Two more celebrities have joined comedian Drew Carey in offering a reward to find those responsible for using the widespread ice bucket challenge trend to trick an autistic teenager into being drenched with a bucket of urine, feces and spit. More>>
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 ... More>>
Home Depot is confirming that its payment data systems have been breached, and says the hack could affect customers who used cards at U.S. and Canadian stores. More>>
The Baltimore Ravens have cut running back Ray Rice. Hours after the release of a video that appears to show Rice striking his then-fiancee in February. More>>
Barry Paschal, Senior Director of Marketing and Communication at Goodwill Industries says, "We had a bat infestation in the building between two old sections of buildings that was joined together during construction several years ago." Barry Paschal is the director for marketing and communication for Goodwill Industries and he says an unknown number of bats squeezed their way inside this part of the Goodwill building. But he doesn't know how many critters got inside. "We don't know how persis... More>>
WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith has resigned his seat on the Commission. More>>
Code Enforcement officials are working to rid Richmond County communities of abandoned homes they say pose a danger to citizens.
Code Enforcement officials are working to rid Richmond County communities of abandoned homes they say pose a danger to citizens.