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  • 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
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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Free Boat Inspections

    Free Boat Inspections

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:32:54 GMT
    The state Department of Natural Resources is offering courtesy boat safety inspections during the Labor Day weekend at boat landings across South Carolina. The department announced that boating and enforcement officers will perform quick inspections for required safety equipment and proper boat and motor registration. Boaters won't get a ticket if they are not in compliance, but they will be given a chance to correct the problem before launching a boat. The first inspections are scheduled for...
    The state Department of Natural Resources is offering courtesy boat safety inspections during the Labor Day weekend at boat landings across South Carolina. The department announced that boating and enforcement officers will perform quick inspections for required safety equipment and proper boat and motor registration. Boaters won't get a ticket if they are not in compliance, but they will be given a chance to correct the problem before launching a boat. The first inspections are scheduled for...
  • Stewart Returns To Racing In Atlanta

    Stewart Returns To Racing In Atlanta

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:29:06 GMT
    Tony Stewart says the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York. Stewart spoke Friday for the first time Ward died at an Aug. 9 dirt-track event in upstate New York. The three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since Ward's death. Stewart will race in Atlanta on Sunday night for the first time in three weeks. He says he took time out of respect for...
    Tony Stewart says the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York. Stewart spoke Friday for the first time Ward died at an Aug. 9 dirt-track event in upstate New York. The three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since Ward's death. Stewart will race in Atlanta on Sunday night for the first time in three weeks. He says he took time out of respect for...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Mom Upset with Youth Football League After Son is Injured by Older Boy

    Mom Upset with Youth Football League After Son is Injured by Older Boy

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:36:45 GMT
    A Columbia County mother is calling foul against a little league football group.
    A Columbia County mother is calling foul against a little league football group.
  • Suspect Wanted In Theft Of Jewelry

    Suspect Wanted In Theft Of Jewelry

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:06:29 GMT
    Photo of the suspect in an April theft at Trends and Traditions on Washington Road, in AugustaPhoto of the suspect in an April theft at Trends and Traditions on Washington Road, in Augusta
    Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigators are asking for help from the public in identifying a suspect in an April 14th theft at Trends and Traditions.
    Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigators are asking for help from the public in identifying a suspect in an April 14th theft at Trends and Traditions.
  • Suspect In Deadly Carrie Street Shooting Identified, Arrested

    Suspect In Deadly Carrie Street Shooting Identified, Arrested

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:55:02 GMT
    Mug shot of 49-year-old Robert Ivory Anderson, who is facing several charges in connection to a deadly Sunday shooting on Carrie Street in Augusta.Mug shot of 49-year-old Robert Ivory Anderson, who is facing several charges in connection to a deadly Sunday shooting on Carrie Street in Augusta.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has identified and arrested the suspect in the deadly Sunday night shooting on Carrie Street in Augusta.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has identified and arrested the suspect in the deadly Sunday night shooting on Carrie Street in Augusta.
  • Savannah River Drinking Water Tests Are In

    Savannah River Drinking Water Tests Are In

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:50:26 GMT
    Meteorologist Jason Nappi says, "Could you just walk up to the Savannah at any point in the Savannah and just drink that water and it be okay?"Dr. Oscar Flite, CEO at Phinizy Center For Water Sciences says, "If I were to filter that bacteria out the water quality would be very good. Columbia County has the best water quality around, the best drinking water around."Dr. Flite says Columbia County drinking water is really good because it comes right out of the Thurmond Dam."The dams, the three h...
    Meteorologist Jason Nappi says, "Could you just walk up to the Savannah at any point in the Savannah and just drink that water and it be okay?"Dr. Oscar Flite, CEO at Phinizy Center For Water Sciences says, "If I were to filter that bacteria out the water quality would be very good. Columbia County has the best water quality around, the best drinking water around."Dr. Flite says Columbia County drinking water is really good because it comes right out of the Thurmond Dam."The dams, the three h...
  • PHOTOS: National Dog Day 2014

    PHOTOS: National Dog Day 2014

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:31:41 GMT
    This is Cane, and he was rescued from Hurricane Ike.This is Cane, and he was rescued from Hurricane Ike.
    Did you know that August 26th is a special day for dog owners?That's right, it is National Dog Day, which is a day to celebrate man's best friend and encourage people to adopt a dog.Take a look at the pooches in our photo gallery above.
    Did you know that August 26th is a special day for dog owners?That's right, it is National Dog Day, which is a day to celebrate man's best friend and encourage people to adopt a dog.Take a look at the pooches in our photo gallery above.
  • Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens Prevails In Lawsuit Defending Open Government

    Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens Prevails In Lawsuit Defending Open Government

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:30:32 GMT
    Photo of Georgia Attorney General Sam OlensPhoto of Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens
    A judge has ruled in favor of Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens in a lawsuit filed against Cumming, Georgia city leaders for violating the Open Meetings Act.
    A judge has ruled in favor of Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens in a lawsuit filed against Cumming, Georgia city leaders for violating the Open Meetings Act.
  • Mayor Copenhaver Breaks Augusta Commission Deadlock in Favor Of Tax Hike

    Mayor Copenhaver Breaks Augusta Commission Deadlock in Favor Of Tax Hike

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:33:33 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Mayor Deke CopenhaverPhoto of Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver
    It was rejected last week, but Monday Augusta Commissioners approved a nearly $8 million tax increase thanks to the tie-breaking vote by Mayor Deke Copenhaver. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    It was rejected last week, but Monday Augusta Commissioners approved a nearly $8 million tax increase thanks to the tie-breaking vote by Mayor Deke Copenhaver. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.

  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:15 AM EDT2014-08-26 11:15:58 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 26, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 26, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 26, 2014

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:11 AM EDT2014-08-26 11:11:51 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.
  • Gino Vannelli To Perform In Augusta October 2nd

    Gino Vannelli To Perform In Augusta October 2nd

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-08-26 03:47:13 GMT
    Gino Vannelli concert set for Oct. 2nd in Augusta, GAGino Vannelli concert set for Oct. 2nd in Augusta, GA
    Gino is coming to town! Yes indeed, the one and only Gino is coming to the Columbia Co. Exhibition Center Thursday, October 2nd.
    Gino is coming to town! Yes indeed, the one and only Gino is coming to the Columbia Co. Exhibition Center Thursday, October 2nd.
  • Ben Hasan Named New Commissioner: Votes For Tax Increase

    Ben Hasan Named New Commissioner: Votes For Tax Increase

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:04:14 GMT
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    He was there for the selecting as Augusta Commissioners voted in Ben Hasan to replace Joe Jackson, who resigned last week. Hasan's first vote out of the gate was one Joe Jackson did not make.
    He was there for the selecting as Augusta Commissioners voted in Ben Hasan to replace Joe Jackson, who resigned last week. Hasan's first vote out of the gate was one Joe Jackson did not make.

  • Augusta Commission Gives Go Ahead To Consider Implementing Excise Tax

    Augusta Commission Gives Go Ahead To Consider Implementing Excise Tax

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:59:08 GMT
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    More taxes could be on the way as Augusta Commissioners give the green light to begin the process of implementing excise tax.
    More taxes could be on the way as Augusta Commissioners give the green light to begin the process of implementing excise tax.
  • Augusta Commission Committee Approves Increase in Alcohol License Fees

    Augusta Commission Committee Approves Increase in Alcohol License Fees

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:58:55 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
    Monday, the Augusta Commission Public Services Committee approved a plan to increase the costs of alcohol licenses by 10 percent.
    Monday, the Augusta Commission Public Services Committee approved a plan to increase the costs of alcohol licenses by 10 percent.
  • Local Rescue Group Says Claims Against Augusta Animal Shelter Not True

    Local Rescue Group Says Claims Against Augusta Animal Shelter Not True

    Local Rescue Group Says Claims Against Augusta Animal Shelter Not True

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:47:12 GMT
    Photo of Brenda Huffman and Heidi McDonald, with Dog Networking Agency of GeorgiaPhoto of Brenda Huffman and Heidi McDonald, with Dog Networking Agency of Georgia
    The Augusta Animal Shelter has recently come under fire for accusations by some dog rescue groups for poor conditions and neglect. But one local rescue group says these claims are not true. News Channel 6's Nicole Snyder took a tour of the shelter to investigate.Clean water, unlimited food, and energetic pups.These are some of the terms the Dog Networking Agents of Georgia use to describe the dogs at the Augusta Anima...
    The Augusta Animal Shelter has recently come under fire for accusations by some dog rescue groups for poor conditions and neglect. But one local rescue group says these claims are not true. News Channel 6's Nicole Snyder took a tour of the shelter to investigate.Clean water, unlimited food, and energetic pups.These are some of the terms the Dog Networking Agents of Georgia use to describe the dogs at the Augusta Anima...
  • Friends Remember Father of 5 Killed in Shooting

    Friends Remember Father of 5 Killed in Shooting

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:20:25 GMT

    Friends remember a father of five killed in a shooting in Augusta

    Friends remember a father of five killed in a shooting in Augusta

  • New Research Offers Hope To Parkinson's Patients

    New Research Offers Hope To Parkinson's Patients

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:43:36 GMT
    Just like it did with suicide and depression, the death of Robin Williams brought renewed attention to Parkinson's Disease after it was reveal by Williams' wife that he was in the early stages of the neurological disease. While many speculate that the disease played a part in Williams' decision to end his life, the future is actually quite hopeful for people living with it.
    Just like it did with suicide and depression, the death of Robin Williams brought renewed attention to Parkinson's Disease after it was reveal by Williams' wife that he was in the early stages of the neurological disease. While many speculate that the disease played a part in Williams' decision to end his life, the future is actually quite hopeful for people living with it.
  • Signs, Symptoms, and Options For People With ALS

    Signs, Symptoms, and Options For People With ALS

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:40:36 GMT
    For weeks now social media and has been filled with videos of people dumpling buckets of ice water over their head in an attempt to bring about awareness for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. And, since the start of that challenge, over 70 million dollars has been raised by the ALS Association. That is compared to the 2.5 million dollars raised during the same time period last year. It is a win for the association, but how much do people really know about the debilitating disease?
    For weeks now social media and has been filled with videos of people dumpling buckets of ice water over their head in an attempt to bring about awareness for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. And, since the start of that challenge, over 70 million dollars has been raised by the ALS Association. That is compared to the 2.5 million dollars raised during the same time period last year. It is a win for the association, but how much do people really know about the debilitating disease?
  • Seven Reasons You May Want To Roll Over Your Retirement Plan

    Seven Reasons You May Want To Roll Over Your Retirement Plan

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:40:36 GMT
    In other segments Will Caywood, a financial advisor with the Fehrman Investment Group has discussed the options you have for your 401k when leaving a company. This weekend he discussed seven reasons why rolling retirement plan assets like a 401k or 403b to an IRA may be a good strategy for you.
    In other segments Will Caywood, a financial advisor with the Fehrman Investment Group has discussed the options you have for your 401k when leaving a company. This weekend he discussed seven reasons why rolling retirement plan assets like a 401k or 403b to an IRA may be a good strategy for you.
  • Highway 378 Bridge Project Costs 10 Million More

    Highway 378 Bridge Project Costs 10 Million More

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:38:47 GMT
    Charles Maddox from Augusta says, "17 million dollars is a lot to spend, especially to have to go back and do it twice." The highway 378 bridge connects GA to SC between Lincoln and McCormick Counties. Scott Bridge Company started building a new bridge to connect Georgia-Carolina in 2010. Construction on the new bridge was supposed to be finished by last year. But there was an environmental problem with the concrete hardening process under water. "I don't feel too good about 17 million dolla...
    Charles Maddox from Augusta says, "17 million dollars is a lot to spend, especially to have to go back and do it twice." The highway 378 bridge connects GA to SC between Lincoln and McCormick Counties. Scott Bridge Company started building a new bridge to connect Georgia-Carolina in 2010. Construction on the new bridge was supposed to be finished by last year. But there was an environmental problem with the concrete hardening process under water. "I don't feel too good about 17 million dolla...
  • BREAKING ON 6: Accident Backs Up I-20 Eastbound Near Savannah River

    BREAKING ON 6: Accident Backs Up I-20 Eastbound Near Savannah River

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:29:38 GMT
    Traffic Alert Text graphicTraffic Alert Text graphic
    WJBF News Channel 6 has received reports of an accident on I-20 eastbound that has backed up traffic near the Savannah River bridge heading into South Carolina.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has received reports of an accident on I-20 eastbound that has backed up traffic near the Savannah River bridge heading into South Carolina.
  • Governor Seeks To Add Computers To The Core

    Governor Seeks To Add Computers To The Core

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:31:03 GMT
    Across Georgia graphicAcross Georgia graphic
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is asking the State Board of Education to allow high school students to count computer programming courses toward fulfilling a core requirement for their diplomas. Deal said Monday that he's also asking the University System of Georgia to allow students to use the courses for acceptance into postsecondary institutions. Deal's office says students are allowed to use advanced placement computer science classes to satisfy their fourth and final high school science credit...
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is asking the State Board of Education to allow high school students to count computer programming courses toward fulfilling a core requirement for their diplomas. Deal said Monday that he's also asking the University System of Georgia to allow students to use the courses for acceptance into postsecondary institutions. Deal's office says students are allowed to use advanced placement computer science classes to satisfy their fourth and final high school science credit...
  • South Augusta Fire

    South Augusta Fire

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:28:08 GMT
    A busy Monday afternoon for firefighters after a blaze in South Augusta. The Augusta Fire Department got the call just after 1:30pm. When they got to the home on the 3800 block of Peach Orchard Road they faced heavy smoke and flames. At approximately 1:40pm the Augusta Fire Department was called about a fire at a vacant house on a frontage road off the 3800 block of Peach Orchard Road. Fire crews were met with heavy smoke and flames. The house was vacant and had been boarded up several months...
    A busy Monday afternoon for firefighters after a blaze in South Augusta. The Augusta Fire Department got the call just after 1:30pm. When they got to the home on the 3800 block of Peach Orchard Road they faced heavy smoke and flames. At approximately 1:40pm the Augusta Fire Department was called about a fire at a vacant house on a frontage road off the 3800 block of Peach Orchard Road. Fire crews were met with heavy smoke and flames. The house was vacant and had been boarded up several months...
  • UPDATED ON 6: Suspect Arrested In Connection To Deadly Carrie Street Shooting

    UPDATED ON 6: Suspect Arrested In Connection To Deadly Carrie Street Shooting

    Monday, August 25 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-08-25 18:49:41 GMT
    Photo from the scene of a Sunday night deadly shooting on Carrie Drive, in AugustaPhoto from the scene of a Sunday night deadly shooting on Carrie Drive, in Augusta
    Richmond County Deputies are on the scene of a shooting on the 1000 block of Carrie Street in Augusta. One person has been killed.
    Richmond County Deputies are on the scene of a shooting on the 1000 block of Carrie Street in Augusta. One person has been killed.
  • Man Who Allegedly Lit Wife On Fire Arrested

    Man Who Allegedly Lit Wife On Fire Arrested

    Monday, August 25 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-08-25 18:07:55 GMT
    Mug shot of 30-year-old Ronnie Lee Jones, who is accused for setting his wife on fire on FridayMug shot of 30-year-old Ronnie Lee Jones, who is accused for setting his wife on fire on Friday
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has arrested the man, they say, doused his wife in gasoline and set her on fire.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has arrested the man, they say, doused his wife in gasoline and set her on fire.
  • GMA's Mary Morrison and Ed Bloodsworth Accept The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    GMA's Mary Morrison and Ed Bloodsworth Accept The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    GMA's Mary Morrison and Ed Bloodsworth Accept The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-08-25 11:45:28 GMT
    Ed Bloodsworth & Mary Morrison accept the ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeEd Bloodsworth & Mary Morrison accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
    Good Morning Augusta's Mary Morrison and Ed Bloodsworth accepted the ALS Ice Bucket challenge that was thrown their way by Lee Davis, the Director of Football Recruiting at Mississippi State. Mary is now challenging WJBF News Channel 6 Anchor Jennie Montgomery, Good Morning Augusta Morning Reporter Julie Parise and her husband, Terry Morrison.Ed is challenging Augusta Mayor-Elect Hardie Davis, his Mom Patricia and WJBF News Channel 6 Producer Stephanie French. Don't forget you can always dona...
    Good Morning Augusta's Mary Morrison and Ed Bloodsworth accepted the ALS Ice Bucket challenge that was thrown their way by Lee Davis, the Director of Football Recruiting at Mississippi State. Mary is now challenging WJBF News Channel 6 Anchor Jennie Montgomery, Good Morning Augusta Morning Reporter Julie Parise and her husband, Terry Morrison.Ed is challenging Augusta Mayor-Elect Hardie Davis, his Mom Patricia and WJBF News Channel 6 Producer Stephanie French. Don't forget you can always dona...
  • 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, August 25 2014 6:57 AM EDT2014-08-25 10:57:32 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 25, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 25, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 25, 2014

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:18 AM EDT2014-08-25 10:18:48 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.
  • Brother Shoots Brother After Argument Over Woman

    Brother Shoots Brother After Argument Over Woman

    Sunday, August 24 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-08-24 20:56:56 GMT
    Shooting Investigation graphicShooting Investigation graphic
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office says a man shot his brother after the two were arguing over a woman.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office says a man shot his brother after the two were arguing over a woman.
  • Wildwood Games Sets the Stage for 2015 National Championships

    Wildwood Games Sets the Stage for 2015 National Championships

    Wildwood Games Sets the Stage for 2015 National Championships

    Sunday, August 24 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-24 16:21:28 GMT
    Hundreds took to the trails this weekend at Wildwood Park in Columbia County for the first Wildwood Games. The two-day event featured mountain bike and trail running races in the woods of the almost 1,000 acre park and is revving up the economy.As the sun came up and peeked through the trees, runners were gearing up to take off on the trails of Wildwood Park.Races ranged from 10 kilometers to a full marathon, a tough ...
    Hundreds took to the trails this weekend at Wildwood Park in Columbia County for the first Wildwood Games. The two-day event featured mountain bike and trail running races in the woods of the almost 1,000 acre park and is revving up the economy.As the sun came up and peeked through the trees, runners were gearing up to take off on the trails of Wildwood Park.Races ranged from 10 kilometers to a full marathon, a tough ...
  • Fire Damages Columbia County Business

    Fire Damages Columbia County Business

    Sunday, August 24 2014 9:29 AM EDT2014-08-24 13:29:27 GMT
    Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a business fire in Columbia County.
    Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a business fire in Columbia County.
  • Man Killed After Motorcycle Hits Tree

    Man Killed After Motorcycle Hits Tree

    Sunday, August 24 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-08-24 13:06:22 GMT
    Deadly Motorcycle Crash graphicDeadly Motorcycle Crash graphic
    Georgia State Patrol is trying to get to the bottom of what caused a deadly motorcycle crash in Warren County.
    Georgia State Patrol is trying to get to the bottom of what caused a deadly motorcycle crash in Warren County.
  • GMA Sunday Headlines: August 24, 2014

    GMA Sunday Headlines: August 24, 2014

    Sunday, August 24 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-08-24 12:21:47 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.
  • Accident on Highway 221

    UPDATED ON 6: 3 Dead After McDuffie County Accident

    UPDATED ON 6: 3 Dead After McDuffie County Accident

    Saturday, August 23 2014 11:52 PM EDT2014-08-24 03:52:45 GMT
    Deadly Accident graphicDeadly Accident graphic
    Georgia State Patrol confirms a deadly accident on Highway 221 in McDuffie County.
    Georgia State Patrol confirms a deadly accident on Highway 221 in McDuffie County.
  • People Voice Concerns over Jet Ski Safety

    People Voice Concerns over Jet Ski Safety

    Saturday, August 23 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-08-24 02:37:31 GMT
    People in the Clark's Hill area are concerned about jet ski safety.People in the Clark's Hill area are concerned about jet ski safety.

    After a 14 year old boy at Clark's Hill was hit by a jet ski, people say there are too many reckless drivers on the lake. Main concerns include going too fast and following too close. These are both reasons for ticketing.  

    After a 14 year old boy at Clark's Hill was hit by a jet ski, people say there are too many reckless drivers on the lake. Main concerns include going too fast and following too close. These are both reasons for ticketing.  

  • Angela Pringle Accepts Position As Richmond County School Superintendent

    Angela Pringle Accepts Position As Richmond County School Superintendent

    Saturday, August 23 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-08-23 20:20:19 GMT
    The Richmond County School System has a new school superintendent. Dr. Angela Pringle, the only finalist for the position, accepted the job on Friday.
    The Richmond County School System has a new school superintendent. Dr. Angela Pringle, the only finalist for the position, accepted the job on Friday.
  • 1 On 1: Church Holds Annual Single Parents Fair

    1 On 1: Church Holds Annual Single Parents Fair

    Saturday, August 23 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-08-23 12:48:08 GMT
    The Vineyard Church of Augusta is having its annual Single Parents Fair.
    The Vineyard Church of Augusta is having its annual Single Parents Fair.
  • GMA Saturday Headlines: August 23, 2014

    GMA Saturday Headlines: August 23, 2014

    Saturday, August 23 2014 8:18 AM EDT2014-08-23 12:18:16 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.
  • EXCLUSIVE ON 6: Commissioner Says Outlet Mall Will Still Happen

    EXCLUSIVE ON 6: Commissioner Says Outlet Mall Will Still Happen

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:01:53 GMT
    Plans for the outlet mallPlans for the outlet mall
    Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith tells News Channel 6's Mike Miller that the outlet mall will still come to I-20 and Riverwatch, it will just take longer for it to happen.
    Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith tells News Channel 6's Mike Miller that the outlet mall will still come to I-20 and Riverwatch, it will just take longer for it to happen.

  • Dr. Frank Roberson Reflects On Time As Superintendent

    Dr. Frank Roberson Reflects On Time As Superintendent

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:26:44 GMT
    Dr. Frank Roberson's term as Richmond County School Superintendent wrapped up on Friday. News Channel 6's Mike Miller sat down with the educator.
    Dr. Frank Roberson's term as Richmond County School Superintendent wrapped up on Friday. News Channel 6's Mike Miller sat down with the educator.
  • Columbia County School Bus Issues Continue

    Columbia County School Bus Issues Continue

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:37:42 GMT
    Parents say Columbia County schools buses are still hours late.Parents say Columbia County schools buses are still hours late.

    Columbia County parents say they are still having issues with the lack of bus drivers. This overcrowding has lead to delays and reports of unsafe conditions. The School Superintendent says they are working to fix these problems. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with both sides to see what can be done.

    Columbia County parents say they are still having issues with the lack of bus drivers. This overcrowding has lead to delays and reports of unsafe conditions. The School Superintendent says they are working to fix these problems. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with both sides to see what can be done.

  • Augusta Leaders To Discuss Commissioner Joe Jackson's Replacement

    Augusta Leaders To Discuss Commissioner Joe Jackson's Replacement

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:05:45 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Commissioner Joe Jackson, who resigned Wednesday from his 6th District seatPhoto of Augusta Commissioner Joe Jackson, who resigned Wednesday from his 6th District seat
    Augusta city leaders will be talking about the replacement for District 6 Commissioner Joe Jackson.
    Augusta city leaders will be talking about the replacement for District 6 Commissioner Joe Jackson.
  • DEVELOPING ON 6: Outlet Mall Not Coming To Augusta

    DEVELOPING ON 6: Outlet Mall Not Coming To Augusta

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:44:29 GMT
    Photo of an artist's rendering of the planned Outlet Mall of Georgia at Augusta developmentPhoto of an artist's rendering of the planned Outlet Mall of Georgia at Augusta development
    The developer for the proposed outlet mall in Augusta has released a statement concerning the fact that the outlet mall is not coming to Augusta.
    The developer for the proposed outlet mall in Augusta has released a statement concerning the fact that the outlet mall is not coming to Augusta.
  • BREAKING ON 6: Grovetown Public Safety Chief Gary Owens Resigns

    BREAKING ON 6: Grovetown Public Safety Chief Gary Owens Resigns

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:20:58 GMT
    Photo of Gary Owens, who resigned Friday from the position of Grovetown Department of Public Safety chiefPhoto of Gary Owens, who resigned Friday from the position of Grovetown Department of Public Safety chief
    WJBF News Channel 6 confirmed Friday afternoon that Chief Gary Owens, of the Grovetown Department of Public Safety, has resigned his position, effective Friday.
    WJBF News Channel 6 confirmed Friday afternoon that Chief Gary Owens, of the Grovetown Department of Public Safety, has resigned his position, effective Friday.
  • Richmond County Man Wanted, Accused Of Setting His Wife On Fire

    Richmond County Man Wanted, Accused Of Setting His Wife On Fire

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:25:18 GMT
    Mug shot of Ronnie Lee Jones, who is wanted for allegedly setting his wife on fireMug shot of Ronnie Lee Jones, who is wanted for allegedly setting his wife on fire
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who allegedly set his wife on fire.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who allegedly set his wife on fire.
  • CSRA Morning News Update: August 22, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 22, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 22, 2014

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:11 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:11:52 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.
  • Georgia Senate Candidates Debate

    Georgia Senate Candidates Debate

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:46:10 GMT
    Across Georgia graphicAcross Georgia graphic
    Democrat Michelle Nunn is ramping up her attacks on Republican David Perdue as the race for Georgia's open Senate seat heats up. The two met for their first candidate forum Thursday and Nunn quickly set the tone by touting her ability to work across party lines while portraying Perdue as an obstructionist who would continue Washington gridlock. Perdue didn't respond to the attacks, focusing instead on criticizing the policies of national Democrats and arguing Nunn would be a proxy for Preside...
    Democrat Michelle Nunn is ramping up her attacks on Republican David Perdue as the race for Georgia's open Senate seat heats up. The two met for their first candidate forum Thursday and Nunn quickly set the tone by touting her ability to work across party lines while portraying Perdue as an obstructionist who would continue Washington gridlock. Perdue didn't respond to the attacks, focusing instead on criticizing the policies of national Democrats and arguing Nunn would be a proxy for Preside...
  • Sheriff's Office Meets With Public For Burgers And Shakes

    Sheriff's Office Meets With Public For Burgers And Shakes

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:43:03 GMT
    Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree met with the public on Thursday for burgers and shakes.
    Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree met with the public on Thursday for burgers and shakes.
  • 6 Investigates: Local Roofer Sentenced In Columbia County

    6 Investigates: Local Roofer Sentenced In Columbia County

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:34:23 GMT
    Sean Hughes, the owner of Hughes Roofing Company, has been sentenced to four months in jail. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
    Sean Hughes, the owner of Hughes Roofing Company, has been sentenced to four months in jail. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
  • Metro Augusta's Unemployment Rate Rises To 8.0 Percent In July

    Metro Augusta's Unemployment Rate Rises To 8.0 Percent In July

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:55:24 GMT
    Unemployment graphicUnemployment graphic
    Thursday, the Georgia Department of Labor announced that Metro Augusta's unemployment rate for July was 8.0 percent, up six-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in June. The rate in July of last year was 8.8 percent.
    Thursday, the Georgia Department of Labor announced that Metro Augusta's unemployment rate for July was 8.0 percent, up six-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in June. The rate in July of last year was 8.8 percent.
  • CSRA Unemployment Rate Rises To 9.3 Percent In July

    CSRA Unemployment Rate Rises To 9.3 Percent In July

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:54:48 GMT
    Unemployment graphicUnemployment graphic
    Thursday, the Georgia Department of Labor announced that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) region increased to 9.3 percent in July, up six-tenths of a percentage point from 8.7 percent in June. The rate was 9.9 percent in July a year ago.
    Thursday, the Georgia Department of Labor announced that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) region increased to 9.3 percent in July, up six-tenths of a percentage point from 8.7 percent in June. The rate was 9.9 percent in July a year ago.
  • Richmond County Sheriff's Office Stars in Their own Movie

    Richmond County Sheriff's Office Stars in Their own Movie

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:38:38 GMT
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is putting together a recruitment video. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is putting together a recruitment video.

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is puting together a recruitment video in hopes of attracting new deputies. The video will show case the daily duties of law enforcement. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter visited one of the sites to see the process.

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is puting together a recruitment video in hopes of attracting new deputies. The video will show case the daily duties of law enforcement. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter visited one of the sites to see the process.

  • Annual "Hiring Our Heroes" Career Fair Held At Fort Gordon Thursday

    Annual "Hiring Our Heroes" Career Fair Held At Fort Gordon Thursday

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:16:47 GMT
    Photo from the annual "Hiring Our Heroes" career fair held at Fort Gordon ThursdayPhoto from the annual "Hiring Our Heroes" career fair held at Fort Gordon Thursday
    The annual Hiring Our Heroes event was held at Fort Gordon's U.S. Army Reserve Center Thursday.
    The annual Hiring Our Heroes event was held at Fort Gordon's U.S. Army Reserve Center Thursday.
  • All 2014 Columbia County Teacher Of The Year Finalists All GRU Graduates

    All 2014 Columbia County Teacher Of The Year Finalists All GRU Graduates

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:31:11 GMT
    Georgia Regents University GRU Logo graphicGeorgia Regents University GRU Logo graphic
    The Columbia County Board of Education has released the list of the finalists for 2014 Teacher of the Year, alongside the winner for the 2014 Media Specialist of the Year. All of the professionals recognized are graduates of Georgia Regents University.
    The Columbia County Board of Education has released the list of the finalists for 2014 Teacher of the Year, alongside the winner for the 2014 Media Specialist of the Year. All of the professionals recognized are graduates of Georgia Regents University.
  • CMV Negative Blood Donors Needed To Donate At Any Shepeard Center To Help Patients In Need

    Baby Blood Donors Urged To Donate Platelets For Critically Ill Patients

    Baby Blood Donors Urged To Donate Platelets For Critically Ill Patients

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:55:39 GMT
    Blood Shortage graphicBlood Shortage graphic
    Area CMV negative (or “baby blood”) blood donors are being urged to commit to saving the lives of seriously ill babies & toddlers in the area by donating platelets.
    Area CMV negative (or “baby blood”) blood donors are being urged to commit to saving the lives of seriously ill babies & toddlers in the area by donating platelets.
  • Explosive Ordnance Training To Take Place On Fort Gordon This Weekend

    Explosive Ordnance Training To Take Place On Fort Gordon This Weekend

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:02:45 GMT
    Fort Gordon graphic imageFort Gordon graphic image
    If you hears sound of explosions going off in the area of Fort Gordon Friday and Saturday, don't be alarmed.
    If you hears sound of explosions going off in the area of Fort Gordon Friday and Saturday, don't be alarmed.
  • UPS Says 51 UPS Store Locations Breached By Malware

    UPS Says 51 UPS Store Locations Breached By Malware

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:49:33 GMT
    UPS logo imageUPS logo image
    Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores.
    Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores.
  • 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, August 21 2014 7:26 AM EDT2014-08-21 11:26:25 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 21, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 21, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 21, 2014

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:17 AM EDT2014-08-21 11:17:07 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.
  • Mayor Pro-Tem Reacts To Joe Jackson Resignation

    Mayor Pro-Tem Reacts To Joe Jackson Resignation

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:44:20 GMT
    Joe Jackson has served the citizens of District 6 since 2007. When he wasn't casting votes in commission chambers, he was running his family locksmith business.As it turns out, it was concern for that family that prompted him to walk away from public life. Augusta Mayor Pro-Tem Corey Johnson says, "He lost his wife, so it was devastating for him and his family and just trying to refocus and regroup and go through life without his life partner, I know it's got to be challenging."The personal-p...
    Joe Jackson has served the citizens of District 6 since 2007. When he wasn't casting votes in commission chambers, he was running his family locksmith business.As it turns out, it was concern for that family that prompted him to walk away from public life. Augusta Mayor Pro-Tem Corey Johnson says, "He lost his wife, so it was devastating for him and his family and just trying to refocus and regroup and go through life without his life partner, I know it's got to be challenging."The personal-p...
  • GA Aquarium Continuing to Pursue Whales

    GA Aquarium Continuing to Pursue Whales

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:30:37 GMT
    In an upcoming court hearing, Georgia Aquarium officials are expected to continue their efforts to acquire 18 beluga whales that were captured in seas off the Russian coast. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that aquarium officials plan to attend a hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court to seek documents regarding the denial of its application to import the beluga whales from Russia. In September, the aquarium filed a complaint in federal court in Atlanta seeking to overturn the deni...
    In an upcoming court hearing, Georgia Aquarium officials are expected to continue their efforts to acquire 18 beluga whales that were captured in seas off the Russian coast. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that aquarium officials plan to attend a hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court to seek documents regarding the denial of its application to import the beluga whales from Russia. In September, the aquarium filed a complaint in federal court in Atlanta seeking to overturn the deni...
  • Local Runners Feeling "Scammed" By 5K Event Cancellation

    Local Runners Feeling "Scammed" By 5K Event Cancellation

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:27:04 GMT
    After the Augusta race was canceled, local runners are complaining about "Run or Dye" because they say the company won't offer refunds. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
    After the Augusta race was canceled, local runners are complaining about "Run or Dye" because they say the company won't offer refunds. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.

  • Truck Crashes Into Home

    UPDATED ON 6: Suspects Wanted After Crashing Into North Augusta Home

    UPDATED ON 6: Suspects Wanted After Crashing Into North Augusta Home

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:14:50 GMT
    Photo of the scene where a truck crashed into a North Augusta home early Wednesday morningPhoto of the scene where a truck crashed into a North Augusta home early Wednesday morning
    A truck hits a house on Silver Fox Way.
    A truck hits a house on Silver Fox Way.
  • The Disease Behind the Ice Bucket Phenomenon

    The Disease Behind the Ice Bucket Phenomenon

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:51:38 GMT
    Tony Thornton says the ASL started in his hands. Tony Thornton says the ASL started in his hands.

    No one has figured out what causes ASL, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. It is often referred to as 'a death sentence' where a person loses control of their muscles. Theice bucket challenge has raised awareness all over the country. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with a man who has ASL to see what he lives with.

    No one has figured out what causes ASL, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. It is often referred to as 'a death sentence' where a person loses control of their muscles. Theice bucket challenge has raised awareness all over the country. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with a man who has ASL to see what he lives with.

  • City of Augusta in Need of Money

    City of Augusta in Need of Money

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:44:09 GMT

    City of Augusta has a budget hole of more than $5 million and is spending more money than it is taking in.

    City of Augusta has a budget hole of more than $5 million and is spending more money than it is taking in.

  • BREAKING ON 6: Augusta Commissioner Joe Jackson Resigns

    BREAKING ON 6: Augusta Commissioner Joe Jackson Resigns

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:40:18 GMT
    Photo of Augsuta Commissioner Joe JacksonPhoto of Augsuta Commissioner Joe Jackson
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Augusta Commission Joe Jackson has resigned.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Augusta Commission Joe Jackson has resigned.
  • Former Atlanta Braves Great Dale Murphy To Sign Autographs In The CSRA

    Former Atlanta Braves Great Dale Murphy To Sign Autographs In The CSRA

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:08:52 GMT
    Photo of former Atlanta Braves great Dale MurphyPhoto of former Atlanta Braves great Dale Murphy
    Former Atlanta Braves star Dale Murphy will be signing autographs and meeting fans in the CSRA August 30th.
    Former Atlanta Braves star Dale Murphy will be signing autographs and meeting fans in the CSRA August 30th.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Fort Gordon Releases Statement On Military Jets In The CSRA Skies

    UPDATED ON 6: Fort Gordon Releases Statement On Military Jets In The CSRA Skies

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:59:11 GMT
    Across The CSRA graphicAcross The CSRA graphic
    Have you heard the rumbling sound over the CSRA? We have, too. We have found out the source of the noise.
    Have you heard the rumbling sound over the CSRA? We have, too. We have found out the source of the noise.
  • Utility Regulators OK Spending for New Reactors at Plant Vogtle

    Utility Regulators OK Spending for New Reactors at Plant Vogtle

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:02:45 GMT
    Plant Vogtle Reactors graphicPlant Vogtle Reactors graphic
    State utility regulators have approved Georgia Power's latest spending on a new nuclear plant.The members of the Public Service Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve Georgia Power's expenditure of $389 million to build two new reactors at Plant Vogtle (VOH'-gohl). The vote covered construction spending during 2013.The utility is expected to spend more than $6 billion on its share of the massive project.Executives for the Southern Co. subsidiary have said the first of the new reacto...
    State utility regulators have approved Georgia Power's latest spending on a new nuclear plant.The members of the Public Service Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve Georgia Power's expenditure of $389 million to build two new reactors at Plant Vogtle (VOH'-gohl). The vote covered construction spending during 2013.The utility is expected to spend more than $6 billion on its share of the massive project.Executives for the Southern Co. subsidiary have said the first of the new reacto...
  • GMA Anchor Chris Kane Accepts The Ice Bucket Challenge

    GMA Anchor Chris Kane Accepts The Ice Bucket Challenge

    GMA Anchor Chris Kane Accepts The Ice Bucket Challenge

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:27 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:27:30 GMT
    Good Morning Augusta Anchor Chris Kane was challenged to step up and do the Ice Bucket Challenge. He did the challenge and then nominated 3 people: Kim Bragg, Good Morning Augusta producer Whitney Webster and Lee Davis (Director of football recruiting at Mississippi State).For more information on the ALS Bucket Challenge and how you can donate to the ALS Association: alsa.org
    Good Morning Augusta Anchor Chris Kane was challenged to step up and do the Ice Bucket Challenge. He did the challenge and then nominated 3 people: Kim Bragg, Good Morning Augusta producer Whitney Webster and Lee Davis (Director of football recruiting at Mississippi State).For more information on the ALS Bucket Challenge and how you can donate to the ALS Association: alsa.org
  • 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 20 2014 7:08 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:08:13 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 20, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 20, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 20, 2014

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:04 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:04:29 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.
  • River Rescue

    River Rescue

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:18:40 GMT
    Across Georgia graphicAcross Georgia graphic
    Authorities say rescue crews were able to reach a woman trapped on a rock in the Chattahoochee River and bring her to safety. Atlanta Fire Rescue spokeswoman Janet Ward said the woman was stranded in the river Monday in the Peachtree creek area. Ward tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the woman was pulled from the water a short time after police and firefighters were dispatched to the river.
    Authorities say rescue crews were able to reach a woman trapped on a rock in the Chattahoochee River and bring her to safety. Atlanta Fire Rescue spokeswoman Janet Ward said the woman was stranded in the river Monday in the Peachtree creek area. Ward tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the woman was pulled from the water a short time after police and firefighters were dispatched to the river.
  • Health Care Workers Take An Ice Break

    Health Care Workers Take An Ice Break

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:14:27 GMT
    The Calm Before The IceThe Calm Before The Ice
    If you're on social media, no doubt you've heard of it--the A-L-S Ice Bucket Challenge.And today doctors and staff members at Georgia Regents Medical Center took part in the challenge.The center has the area's only certified A-L-S clinic. And those doctors want to encourage people to take part in the upcoming A-L-S Walk to help raise money for the clinic.That walk is September 27th at the Riverwalk.
    If you're on social media, no doubt you've heard of it--the A-L-S Ice Bucket Challenge.And today doctors and staff members at Georgia Regents Medical Center took part in the challenge.The center has the area's only certified A-L-S clinic. And those doctors want to encourage people to take part in the upcoming A-L-S Walk to help raise money for the clinic.That walk is September 27th at the Riverwalk.
  • Augusta Warrior Project Telethon To Be Held At Television Park

    Augusta Warrior Project Telethon To Be Held At Television Park

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:42:58 GMT
    Augusta Warrior Project Telethon graphicAugusta Warrior Project Telethon graphic
    Tune into WJBF News Channel 6 on Wednesday, all day, for your opportunity to donate to the Augusta Warrior Project. A telethon will be held at Television Park.
    Tune into WJBF News Channel 6 on Wednesday, all day, for your opportunity to donate to the Augusta Warrior Project. A telethon will be held at Television Park.
  • DEVELOPING ON 6: Richmond County Millage Rate Increase Voted Down

    DEVELOPING ON 6: Richmond County Millage Rate Increase Voted Down

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:40:18 GMT
    Dollar Sign Money graphicDollar Sign Money graphic
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the millage rate increase for Richmond County has been voted down.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the millage rate increase for Richmond County has been voted down.
  • Board Pops Pringle as First Woman Superintendent in Richmond County Schools

    Board Pops Pringle as First Woman Superintendent in Richmond County Schools

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:30:31 GMT
    Photo of Dr. Angela PRingle, who has been approved by the Richmond County Board of Education to become the next Superindent of School for Richmond CountyPhoto of Dr. Angela PRingle, who has been approved by the Richmond County Board of Education to become the next Superindent of School for Richmond County
    The Richmond County Board of Education has approved Dr. Angela Pringle for the Superintendent of Schools position.
    The Richmond County Board of Education has approved Dr. Angela Pringle for the Superintendent of Schools position.
  • Results In On Savannah River Water Quality

    Results In On Savannah River Water Quality

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:43:02 GMT
    Meteorologist Jason Nappi says, “A report comes out and it says the Savannah is the third most polluted in toxic chemicals in the country. What's your response to that because you're here, you're on the ground, you're testing the Savannah, what's your response to that?” Dr. Oscar Flite, CEO of Phinizy Center For Water Sciences says, “Well certainly in areas there are concerns about high nitrate concentrations, but not in the Savannah River.” This report shows more than 4 million pounds of n...
    Meteorologist Jason Nappi says, “A report comes out and it says the Savannah is the third most polluted in toxic chemicals in the country. What's your response to that because you're here, you're on the ground, you're testing the Savannah, what's your response to that?” Dr. Oscar Flite, CEO of Phinizy Center For Water Sciences says, “Well certainly in areas there are concerns about high nitrate concentrations, but not in the Savannah River.” This report shows more than 4 million pounds of n...
  • Partridge Inn Gets New Management Comany

    Partridge Inn Gets New Management Company

    Partridge Inn Gets New Management Company

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:56:45 GMT
    Photo of the Partridge InnPhoto of the Partridge Inn
    Following a June auction, Partridge Inn Holdings, LLC has officially acquired The Partridge Inn in Augusta, Georgia with a top bid of $4.25 million. The deal closed on Monday.
    Following a June auction, Partridge Inn Holdings, LLC has officially acquired The Partridge Inn in Augusta, Georgia with a top bid of $4.25 million. The deal closed on Monday.
  • Pilot Program For Teachers Launched At Georgia Regents University

    Pilot Program For Teachers Launched At Georgia Regents University

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:38:27 GMT
    Georgia Regents University GRU Logo graphicGeorgia Regents University GRU Logo graphic
    The College of Education at Georgia Regents University is working with a local school systems to help better prepare future teachers for the classroom.
    The College of Education at Georgia Regents University is working with a local school systems to help better prepare future teachers for the classroom.
  • 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, August 19 2014 7:10 AM EDT2014-08-19 11:10:29 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.
  • CSRA Morning News Update: August 19, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 19, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 19, 2014

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-08-19 10:44:17 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.
  • GA Police Chief Resigns

    GA Police Chief Resigns

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:53:48 GMT
    Across Georgia graphicAcross Georgia graphic
    The police chief has resigned in the Atlanta suburb of East Point. City officials say East Point Police Chief Woodrow Blue resigned Monday. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Blue had been the city's top law enforcement officer for two and a half years. No reason was cited in an emailed letter from the city announcing Blue's resignation, which he submitted Monday and was effective immediately. Blue came to East Point from the Milledgeville Police Department. Major Tommy Gardner, a ...
    The police chief has resigned in the Atlanta suburb of East Point. City officials say East Point Police Chief Woodrow Blue resigned Monday. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Blue had been the city's top law enforcement officer for two and a half years. No reason was cited in an emailed letter from the city announcing Blue's resignation, which he submitted Monday and was effective immediately. Blue came to East Point from the Milledgeville Police Department. Major Tommy Gardner, a ...
  • City to Clean Up "Eyesore" Library Grounds

    City to Clean Up "Eyesore" Library Grounds

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:05:22 GMT

    City to clean up library grounds considered an eyesore by neighbors

    City to clean up library grounds considered an eyesore by neighbors

  • New Highway 378 Bridge Demolished, Fishing Hotspots Created

    New Highway 378 Bridge Demolished, Fishing Hotspots Created

    Monday, August 18 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-18 19:25:19 GMT
    The beginnings of the new highway 378 bridge used to be right here. But now the new cement is at the bottom of the lake. And the fish are loving it. Ed Bettross, Fisheries Biologist at Georgia DNR says, “Basically it becomes an attraction point to smaller fish and so the bigger fish get attracted to that. So it provides a place for them to feed on.” Eighteen feet up from the bottom a depth finder shows the new reefs that provide shelter for many types of fish looking for a spot to rest. “It g...
    The beginnings of the new highway 378 bridge used to be right here. But now the new cement is at the bottom of the lake. And the fish are loving it. Ed Bettross, Fisheries Biologist at Georgia DNR says, “Basically it becomes an attraction point to smaller fish and so the bigger fish get attracted to that. So it provides a place for them to feed on.” Eighteen feet up from the bottom a depth finder shows the new reefs that provide shelter for many types of fish looking for a spot to rest. “It g...
  • Building A Firm Foundation For A Lifetime Commitment

    Building A Firm Foundation For A Lifetime Commitment

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:27:07 GMT
    Marriage is hard; it takes work, and often times couples struggle to invest the time and care it takes to keep their marriage together. When work and kids take over, couples start to find a disconnect – often just two people living in the same house.
    Marriage is hard; it takes work, and often times couples struggle to invest the time and care it takes to keep their marriage together. When work and kids take over, couples start to find a disconnect – often just two people living in the same house.
  • Out Of The Darkness: Help For Depression

    Out Of The Darkness: Help For Depression

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:27:07 GMT
    The sudden and tragic death of actor and comedian Robin Williams has forced people worldwide to step back and pay attention to the very real struggle so many face with depression and suicide. Depression does not discriminate. It can affect any age, race, gender, or social group.
    The sudden and tragic death of actor and comedian Robin Williams has forced people worldwide to step back and pay attention to the very real struggle so many face with depression and suicide. Depression does not discriminate. It can affect any age, race, gender, or social group.
  • 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, August 18 2014 7:31 AM EDT2014-08-18 11:31:39 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.
  • CSRA Morning News Update: August 18, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 18, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 18, 2014

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:29 AM EDT2014-08-18 11:29:30 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.
  • Deputies Investigating Armed Robbery On Peach Orchard Road

    Deputies Investigating Armed Robbery On Peach Orchard Road

    Sunday, August 17 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-08-18 03:47:33 GMT
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery.
  • Wilkes County Man Arrested After Standoff

    Wilkes County Man Arrested After Standoff

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:50:44 GMT
    A Wilkes County man is in jail after he barricaded himself in his home.
    A Wilkes County man is in jail after he barricaded himself in his home.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Teen Sent To Hospital After Jet Ski Accident

    UPDATED ON 6: Teen Sent To Hospital After Jet Ski Accident

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:21:40 GMT
    Lake ThurmondLake Thurmond
    The name of the 14-year-old has been released.
    The name of the 14-year-old has been released.
  • Witnesses Say Jet Ski Drivers Were Acting Reckless

    Witnesses Say Jet Ski Drivers Were Acting Reckless

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:04:24 GMT
    One of the jet skis involved in the accident. One of the jet skis involved in the accident.

    A 14- year old boy is in the hospital after being hit by a waverunner at Wildwood Park in Columbia County. GA DNR is investigating the incident. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with witnesses of the accident

    A 14- year old boy is in the hospital after being hit by a waverunner at Wildwood Park in Columbia County. GA DNR is investigating the incident. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with witnesses of the accident

  • Church Members Gather To Remember Bill Davitte

    Church Members Gather To Remember Bill Davitte

    Church Members Gather To Remember Bill Davitte

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-08-17 23:01:42 GMT
    The Marvin United Methodist Church held a service to remember Bill Davitte.
    The Marvin United Methodist Church held a service to remember Bill Davitte.
  • GMA Sunday Headlines: August 17, 2014

    GMA Sunday Headlines: August 17, 2014

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:23 AM EDT2014-08-17 12:23:31 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.
  • Shooting Sends Augusta Man to Hospital

    Shooting Sends Augusta Man to Hospital

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:14 AM EDT2014-08-17 12:14:33 GMT
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting on Goldfinch Drive in Augusta.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting on Goldfinch Drive in Augusta.
  • Saturday Night Shooting Reported In Augusta

    Saturday Night Shooting Reported In Augusta

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-08-17 03:51:15 GMT
    Shooting Investigation graphicShooting Investigation graphic
    One person was sent to Georgia Regents Medical Center after a shooting on Saturday night.
    One person was sent to Georgia Regents Medical Center after a shooting on Saturday night.
  • Man Accused Of Columbia County Murder Granted Bond

    Man Accused Of Columbia County Murder Granted Bond

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-08-17 03:43:26 GMT
    A bond has been set for the 21-year-old accused of killing a Columbia County man.
    A bond has been set for the 21-year-old accused of killing a Columbia County man.
  • Free Clothing Event Expands to Park

    Free Clothing Event Expands to Park

    Free Clothing Event Expands to Park

    Saturday, August 16 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-08-16 21:21:14 GMT
    The man who began giving out free school supplies and clothes in his front yard earlier this week has multiplied his operations. Trey Watson and members of his car club, a group that works on cars, set-up a huge free clothing event at Elliot Park in Augusta.People found out about the event though social media, but some just stopped by after seeing the signs for free clothes. Many picked up much needed items for their ...
    The man who began giving out free school supplies and clothes in his front yard earlier this week has multiplied his operations. Trey Watson and members of his car club, a group that works on cars, set-up a huge free clothing event at Elliot Park in Augusta.People found out about the event though social media, but some just stopped by after seeing the signs for free clothes. Many picked up much needed items for their ...
  • GMA Saturday Headlines: Augusta 16, 2014

    GMA Saturday Headlines: Augusta 16, 2014

    Saturday, August 16 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-08-16 13:04:08 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.
  • I-20 Closed After Huge Wreck

    I-20 Closed After Huge Wreck

    Friday, August 15 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-08-16 02:23:01 GMT
    Interstate 20 is closed due to a wreck involving several cars. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office sent out the closure notice at 10pm Friday. An estimated 10 cars are involved on the Eastbound side at the state line.No reports of injuries or deaths as of this posting. No injuries or fatalities have been reported at this time.
    Interstate 20 is closed due to a wreck involving several cars. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office sent out the closure notice at 10pm Friday. An estimated 10 cars are involved on the Eastbound side at the state line.No reports of injuries or deaths as of this posting. No injuries or fatalities have been reported at this time.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Suspected Hit-And-Run Driver Causes I-20 Crash Involving Two Overturned Vehicles

    UPDATED ON 6: Suspected Hit-And-Run Driver Causes I-20 Crash Involving Two Overturned Vehicles

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:54:53 GMT
    Photo of two vehicles overturned on I-20 westbound near the Warren Road overpass. (Photo credit: Amy Thorne)Photo of two vehicles overturned on I-20 westbound near the Warren Road overpass. (Photo credit: Amy Thorne)
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that an accident on I-20 westbound involving two overturned vehicles was caused by a driver wanted in a hit-and-run, according to Richmond County investigators.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that an accident on I-20 westbound involving two overturned vehicles was caused by a driver wanted in a hit-and-run, according to Richmond County investigators.
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