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  • SC Police Could Start Ticketing Uber Drivers

    SC Police Could Start Ticketing Uber Drivers

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:21:04 GMT
    Police in South Carolina might start writing tickets for drivers for the smartphone app Uber, saying its drivers don’t follow city codes for paid drivers.
    Police in South Carolina might start writing tickets for drivers for the smartphone app Uber, saying its drivers don’t follow city codes for paid drivers.
  • WJBF EXCLUSIVE: Mayor Deke Copenhaver Talks Career Move

    WJBF EXCLUSIVE: Mayor Deke Copenhaver Talks Career Move

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:51:50 GMT
    He called Wednesday one of the most disappointing days in office. Now, Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver is getting set for a brand new career. He talked about it exclusively with Brad Means Thursday, during the taping of this weekend's "The Means Report".
    He called Wednesday one of the most disappointing days in office. Now, Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver is getting set for a brand new career. He talked about it exclusively with Brad Means Thursday, during the taping of this weekend's "The Means Report".
  • CSRA Evening News Update: July 24, 2014

    CSRA Evening News Update: July 24, 2014

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:06:23 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.
  • Cable Show To Feature CSRA Serial Killer Case Thursday Night

    Cable Show To Feature CSRA Serial Killer Case Thursday Night

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:52:23 GMT
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    A cable program will feature the case of CSRA serial killer Reinaldo Rivera Thursday night.
    A cable program will feature the case of CSRA serial killer Reinaldo Rivera Thursday night.
  • CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 24, 2014

    CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 24, 2014

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:21:33 GMT
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    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.
  • Fire Sweeps Through Two Mobile Homes in Aiken County

    Fire Sweeps Through Two Mobile Homes in Aiken County

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:24:21 GMT
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    An investigation is underway into what sparked a fire in Aiken County.Flames swept through two mobile homes on Tab Drive early Thursday morning.No one was home at the time.No injuries reported.According to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, the fire is considered "suspicious".
    An investigation is underway into what sparked a fire in Aiken County.Flames swept through two mobile homes on Tab Drive early Thursday morning.No one was home at the time.No injuries reported.According to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, the fire is considered "suspicious".
  • Greenworks to hold free composting classes

    Greenworks to hold free composting classes

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:58:30 GMT
    Dumpster Depot is offering a free Greenworks Composting Class on July 29th at the USCA Convocation Center.
    Dumpster Depot is offering a free Greenworks Composting Class on July 29th at the USCA Convocation Center.
  • New and Improved Botanical Gardens

    New and Improved Botanical Gardens

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:23:10 GMT
    Clemson University is showing off the repairs made to the South Carolina Botanical Gardens after torrential rains last July destroyed trails and swept away more than 1,000 varieties of plants. The garden turned to students in the university's architecture program to help rebuild bridges and trails. They wrapped up their work just a few days after the anniversary of the storm, which hit July 14, 2013. The garden has restored its Natural Heritage Garden with its more than 1,000 varieties of nat...
    Clemson University is showing off the repairs made to the South Carolina Botanical Gardens after torrential rains last July destroyed trails and swept away more than 1,000 varieties of plants. The garden turned to students in the university's architecture program to help rebuild bridges and trails. They wrapped up their work just a few days after the anniversary of the storm, which hit July 14, 2013. The garden has restored its Natural Heritage Garden with its more than 1,000 varieties of nat...
  • DSS Will Ask to Hire 202 More People to Handle Caseload

    DSS Will Ask to Hire 202 More People to Handle Caseload

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:04:37 GMT
    South Carolina DSS will ask lawmakers next year for the budget to hire 202 more people, 109 of which would be caseworkers to lessen the burden on those with heavy caseloads now.
    South Carolina DSS will ask lawmakers next year for the budget to hire 202 more people, 109 of which would be caseworkers to lessen the burden on those with heavy caseloads now.
  • Project Jackson Verdict Could Come This Week Or Late August

    Project Jackson Verdict Could Come This Week Or Late August

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:58:06 GMT
    A South Carolina judge could make a decision on the Project Jackson lawsuit by the end of the week, but that's only if both parties send the judge their final requests before Thursday morning.
    A South Carolina judge could make a decision on the Project Jackson lawsuit by the end of the week, but that's only if both parties send the judge their final requests before Thursday morning.
  • CSRA Evening News Update: July 23, 2014

    CSRA Evening News Update: July 23, 2014

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:40:44 GMT
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    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.
  • When not to call 911

    When not to call 911

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:40:58 GMT
    Aiken Department of Public Safety says they recieve too many 911 calls. Aiken Department of Public Safety says they recieve too many 911 calls.

    Aiken Department of Public Safety says they get too many non-emergent 911 calls. Whether it's an accidental pocket dial, or just a concerned citizen, deputies say 911 is only for emergencies. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with law officials to see what is and is not an emergency.

    Aiken Department of Public Safety says they get too many non-emergent 911 calls. Whether it's an accidental pocket dial, or just a concerned citizen, deputies say 911 is only for emergencies. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with law officials to see what is and is not an emergency.

  • When To Leave Your Kids Unsupervised

    When To Leave Your Kids Unsupervised

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:21:02 GMT

    Experts weigh in on the right time to leave a child unsupervised.

    Experts weigh in on the right time to leave a child unsupervised.

  • Your Hometown Stories: Take A Step Back In Time At Aiken's First Old-Fashioned Candy Store

    Your Hometown Stories: Take A Step Back In Time At Aiken's First Old-Fashioned Candy Store

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:31:40 GMT
    Photo of Cyndi's Sweet Shoppe's sign in downtown AikenPhoto of Cyndi's Sweet Shoppe's sign in downtown Aiken
    There are many candy stores throughout the CSRA, but none like the old fashioned candy store in downtown Aiken. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn tells us more about the store.
    There are many candy stores throughout the CSRA, but none like the old fashioned candy store in downtown Aiken. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn tells us more about the store.
  • CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 23, 2014

    CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 23, 2014

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:40:19 GMT
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    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.
  • Adopt-A-Pet: July 23, 2014

    Adopt-A-Pet: July 23, 2014

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:11:51 GMT
    The Aiken County Animal Services appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on July 23rd with Mary Morrison and Anne Sawyer.
    The Aiken County Animal Services appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on July 23rd with Mary Morrison and Anne Sawyer.
  • 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, July 23 2014 7:33 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:33:28 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: July 23, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 23, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 23, 2014

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:13 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:13:22 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Spartanburg Woman Accused Of Biting Repo Driver Has History Of Run-Ins

    Spartanburg Woman Accused Of Biting Repo Driver Has History Of Run-Ins

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:17 AM EDT2014-07-23 08:17:11 GMT
    According to Spartanburg Public Safety reports, Lakeisha Smith, the woman who allegedly bit a repossession employee, has been in trouble in connection with incidents during repos twice before.
    According to Spartanburg Public Safety reports, Lakeisha Smith, the woman who allegedly bit a repossession employee, has been in trouble in connection with incidents during repos twice before.
  • Brad Means Does My Job: Lifeguard

    Brad Means Does My Job: Lifeguard

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:40:26 GMT
    Summertime at the Family Y.It is very busy here.Pool Rental Manager Melissa Clark says,"We can have up to 300, or 400, maybe even 500 some days."A lot of swimmers. A ton of responsibility. "There's always a chance that a kid goes under and can't get back up," Clark says.Lifeguarding is so much more than watching people. You teach them. Help them to love the water. Like little Preston.During our lesson, I'm only asking him to swim a short distance. But once he masters it he can go as far as he...
    Summertime at the Family Y.It is very busy here.Pool Rental Manager Melissa Clark says,"We can have up to 300, or 400, maybe even 500 some days."A lot of swimmers. A ton of responsibility. "There's always a chance that a kid goes under and can't get back up," Clark says.Lifeguarding is so much more than watching people. You teach them. Help them to love the water. Like little Preston.During our lesson, I'm only asking him to swim a short distance. But once he masters it he can go as far as he...
  • SC 45th Nationwide in Children’s Well-Being

    SC 45th Nationwide in Children’s Well-Being

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:35:02 GMT
    South Carolina ranks 45th in the nation in the latest “Kids Count” survey of children’s well-being. It looks at areas like economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.
    South Carolina ranks 45th in the nation in the latest “Kids Count” survey of children’s well-being. It looks at areas like economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.
  • Murder suspect from Connecticut fatally shot in St. George by law enforcement after confrontation

    Murder suspect from Connecticut fatally shot in St. George by law enforcement after confrontation

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:13:42 GMT
    Major Eric Watson with the Charleston County sheriffs office tells News 2 they’ve been called in by SLED to investigate an officer involved shooting in St. George.We're told SLED and the US Marshall's task force was there to serve a warrant just before 11 Tuesday morning at 114 Winningham Road at the Southern Inn. We're told the suspect from Connecticut is wanted for murder and probation violation. There was a short pursuit in the parking lot before the suspect drew a weapon and 2 SLED agents...
    Major Eric Watson with the Charleston County sheriffs office tells News 2 they’ve been called in by SLED to investigate an officer involved shooting in St. George.We're told SLED and the US Marshall's task force was there to serve a warrant just before 11 Tuesday morning at 114 Winningham Road at the Southern Inn. We're told the suspect from Connecticut is wanted for murder and probation violation. There was a short pursuit in the parking lot before the suspect drew a weapon and 2 SLED agents...
  • Could Salvage Yard Be Hurting Growth?

    Could Salvage Yard Be Hurting Growth?

    Could Salvage Yard Be Hurting Growth?

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:40:53 GMT
    A salvage yard is Aiken County is creating a bit of controversy. Locals brought the issue to the county council and steps are now being taken to get the business on board with cleaning up the appearance.Onecounty official described this highway as the "gateway" to the City of Aiken. With new businesses on the horizon for the city, some say this old business is getting in the way.Some may call it a landmark, some call ...
    A salvage yard is Aiken County is creating a bit of controversy. Locals brought the issue to the county council and steps are now being taken to get the business on board with cleaning up the appearance.Onecounty official described this highway as the "gateway" to the City of Aiken. With new businesses on the horizon for the city, some say this old business is getting in the way.Some may call it a landmark, some call ...
  • Women looking to sell positive pregnancy tests online

    Women looking to sell positive pregnancy tests online

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:13:36 GMT
    It's true that you can buy just about everything online.One Charleston woman is using her pregnancy for financial gain and she's not alone. Women around the country are posting ads on Craigslist for positive pregnancy tests.Cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Houston have dozens of listings for as little as $1.00. The Charleston ad suggests a price of $40 for the positive test, but claims price is negotiable. Another woman in Myrtle Beach will sell it for half that price. News 2 sp...
    It's true that you can buy just about everything online.One Charleston woman is using her pregnancy for financial gain and she's not alone. Women around the country are posting ads on Craigslist for positive pregnancy tests.Cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Houston have dozens of listings for as little as $1.00. The Charleston ad suggests a price of $40 for the positive test, but claims price is negotiable. Another woman in Myrtle Beach will sell it for half that price. News 2 sp...
  • Employees allege Hyman's kept tips

    Popular downtown seafood restaurant faces class action lawsuit

    Popular downtown seafood restaurant faces class action lawsuit

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:15:47 GMT
    A class action lawsuit has been filed against a popular seafood restaurant in downtown Charleston, after employees allege their tips were kept from them unfairly. Former employees of Eli Hyman, and other owners of Hyman’s Seafood, are suing for minimum wages and overtime compensation. They allege the restaurant’s policy violates the Fair Labor Standards act. Under what’s known as the tip credit, server’s can be pa...
    A class action lawsuit has been filed against a popular seafood restaurant in downtown Charleston, after employees allege their tips were kept from them unfairly. Former employees of Eli Hyman, and other owners of Hyman’s Seafood, are suing for minimum wages and overtime compensation. They allege the restaurant’s policy violates the Fair Labor Standards act. Under what’s known as the tip credit, server’s can be pa...
  • CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 22, 2014

    CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 22, 2014

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:06:46 GMT
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    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.
  • Coast Guard rescues sailors off SC coast

    Coast Guard rescues sailors off SC coast

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:01:30 GMT
    A Coast Guard cutter has reached a couple in distress on a sailboat about 130 miles off the South Carolina coast.
    A Coast Guard cutter has reached a couple in distress on a sailboat about 130 miles off the South Carolina coast.
  • First South Carolina Bridge Built Using New Money Source Opens

    First South Carolina Bridge Built Using New Money Source Opens

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:54:02 GMT
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    The first bridge in South Carolina built using a new source of money is open to traffic, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. WJBF News Channel 6's South Carolina Capitol reporter, Robert Kittle, explains.
    The first bridge in South Carolina built using a new source of money is open to traffic, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. WJBF News Channel 6's South Carolina Capitol reporter, Robert Kittle, explains.
  • Man Hit In Face With Hatchet In Spartanburg, Police Say

    Man Hit In Face With Hatchet In Spartanburg, Police Say

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:07:37 GMT
    A Spartanburg man has been charged with aggravated assault and battery after deputies believe he struck a man in the face with a hatchet.
    A Spartanburg man has been charged with aggravated assault and battery after deputies believe he struck a man in the face with a hatchet.
  • Rising sea level causes flooding along Grand Strand

    Rising sea level causes flooding along Grand Strand

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:16:08 GMT
    It appears South Carolina beaches are shrinking and flooding is becoming a growing concern.A report from the Climate Central of Princeton, New Jersey predicts South Carolina's high tide will rise more than 4 feet over the next 40 years.The beach and the ocean have always been changing, but people along the Grand Strandare starting to find the effects more noticeable. Kerry Price is on vacationat Garden City Beach with his family. He said he is forced to move his stuff as far back as the dunes...
    It appears South Carolina beaches are shrinking and flooding is becoming a growing concern.A report from the Climate Central of Princeton, New Jersey predicts South Carolina's high tide will rise more than 4 feet over the next 40 years.The beach and the ocean have always been changing, but people along the Grand Strandare starting to find the effects more noticeable. Kerry Price is on vacationat Garden City Beach with his family. He said he is forced to move his stuff as far back as the dunes...
  • 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, July 22 2014 7:34 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:34:38 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: July 22, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 22, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 22, 2014

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:18 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:18:39 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.
  • Spartanburg Man Allegedly Hits Two People With Sword

    Spartanburg Man Allegedly Hits Two People With Sword

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:52:31 GMT
    A Spartanburg man has been charged by deputies on Monday with two counts of aggravated assault and battery after allegedly swinging a sword at a man and a woman.
    A Spartanburg man has been charged by deputies on Monday with two counts of aggravated assault and battery after allegedly swinging a sword at a man and a woman.
  • Growth for S.C. Ports

    Growth for S.C. Ports

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:11:55 GMT
    The South Carolina Ports Authority saw an 8 percent growth in container volume during the fiscal year that ended June 30th. The authority said Monday that the equivalent of more than 1.6 million 20-foot containers moved through the Port of Charleston. That's about 2 percent more than expected. The June figure was up 19 percent from last year. The ports also handled more than 760,000 tons of cargo not shipped in containers. Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome said the strong performance wa...
    The South Carolina Ports Authority saw an 8 percent growth in container volume during the fiscal year that ended June 30th. The authority said Monday that the equivalent of more than 1.6 million 20-foot containers moved through the Port of Charleston. That's about 2 percent more than expected. The June figure was up 19 percent from last year. The ports also handled more than 760,000 tons of cargo not shipped in containers. Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome said the strong performance wa...
  • Documents Uncover New Details in Child Neglect Case

    Documents Uncover New Details in Child Neglect Case

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:50:51 GMT
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    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory explains new documents released in the case of a woman accused of leaving her child alone at a park in North Augusta.
    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory explains new documents released in the case of a woman accused of leaving her child alone at a park in North Augusta.
  • CSRA Evening News Update: July 21, 2014

    CSRA Evening News Update: July 21, 2014

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:35:53 GMT
    Photo of Brad Means and Jennie MontgomeryPhoto of Brad Means and Jennie Montgomery
    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.
  • Beech Island Shooting Suspect Apprehended

    Beech Island Shooting Suspect Apprehended

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:35:11 GMT
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    A man wanted in connection to a July 17th shooting in Beech Island has been arrested.
    A man wanted in connection to a July 17th shooting in Beech Island has been arrested.
  • Ice Rink Fundraiser Comes Up A Million Bucks Short

    Ice Rink Fundraiser Comes Up A Million Bucks Short

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:57:21 GMT
    Duncan Crerar at the Augusta Ice Sports Center says, "I love doing this. This is very, very difficult to shut this down." For the last fifteen years Duncan Crerar has been making dreams come true on the ice. But those dreams now have an expiration date. "Unless somebody walks in today or tomorrow there probably won't be an ice rink in Augusta at the end of August," said Crerar. Crerar leases this building and says the propery's owners want him out unless he can match a 2-million dollar offer ...
    Duncan Crerar at the Augusta Ice Sports Center says, "I love doing this. This is very, very difficult to shut this down." For the last fifteen years Duncan Crerar has been making dreams come true on the ice. But those dreams now have an expiration date. "Unless somebody walks in today or tomorrow there probably won't be an ice rink in Augusta at the end of August," said Crerar. Crerar leases this building and says the propery's owners want him out unless he can match a 2-million dollar offer ...
  • Body of 11-year-old swimmer found in Myrtle Beach

    Body of 11-year-old swimmer found in Myrtle Beach

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:41:21 GMT

     

    The body of the 11-year-old child who was missing in the surf Saturday night, was found Monday morning 
  • Report: Higher seas mean extreme floods in SC, NC

    Report: Higher seas mean extreme floods in SC, NC

    Rising sea levels will mean extreme floods along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years with billions of dollars in property in danger according to new reports from a nonprofit group of scientists.
    Rising sea levels will mean extreme floods along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years with billions of dollars in property in danger according to new reports from a nonprofit group of scientists.
  • Former Destiny's Child member arrested in Horry Co.

    Former Destiny's Child member arrested in Horry Co.

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:13:42 GMT
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    A former member of Destiny's Child was arrested on the Grand Strand early Sunday morning. Farrah Franklin, 33, of Sherman Oaks, CA, was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 4:55 a.m. She was charged with one count of disorderly conduct, according to the center's website. Franklin was issued a $280 bond.
    A former member of Destiny's Child was arrested on the Grand Strand early Sunday morning. Farrah Franklin, 33, of Sherman Oaks, CA, was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 4:55 a.m. She was charged with one count of disorderly conduct, according to the center's website. Franklin was issued a $280 bond.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:14 AM EDT2014-07-21 11:14:41 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: July 21, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 21, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 21, 2014

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:13 AM EDT2014-07-21 11:13:14 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.
  • CSRA Evening Headlines: Sunday, July 20, 2014

    CSRA Evening Headlines: Sunday, July 20, 2014

    Sunday, July 20 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-07-21 02:35:04 GMT
    Mike Miller, George Myers, and Nicole Snyder have your Sunday evening headlines.
    Mike Miller, George Myers, and Nicole Snyder have your Sunday evening headlines.
  • What's Next For Project Jackson?

    What's Next For Project Jackson?

    Sunday, July 20 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-07-20 20:37:32 GMT
    As a South Carolina judge waits on both parties to turn in their final requests, a lot of people are wondering how the lawsuit will affect Project Jackson.
    As a South Carolina judge waits on both parties to turn in their final requests, a lot of people are wondering how the lawsuit will affect Project Jackson.
  • Judge orders James Brown documents made public

    Judge orders James Brown documents made public

    Judge orders James Brown documents made public

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:29:36 GMT
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A judge has ordered South Carolina's attorney general to turn over documents to a freelance journalist investigating the fight over the estate of soul singer James Brown.Sue Summer wants to see the diary of the woman who said she was Brown's wife when he died in 2006, an appraisal of Brown's assets and other records she requested under the Freedom of Information Act.Circuit Judge Eugene Griffith Jr. ruled against Attorney General Alan Wilson earlier this month. Wilson sa...
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A judge has ordered South Carolina's attorney general to turn over documents to a freelance journalist investigating the fight over the estate of soul singer James Brown.Sue Summer wants to see the diary of the woman who said she was Brown's wife when he died in 2006, an appraisal of Brown's assets and other records she requested under the Freedom of Information Act.Circuit Judge Eugene Griffith Jr. ruled against Attorney General Alan Wilson earlier this month. Wilson sa...
  • GMA Sunday Headlines: July 20, 2014

    GMA Sunday Headlines: July 20, 2014

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:32 AM EDT2014-07-20 12:32:05 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.
  • Bamberg, SC Teen Receives Kohl's Scholarship

    Bamberg, SC Teen Receives Kohl's Scholarship

    Saturday, July 19 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-07-20 02:45:54 GMT
    Matt Maxwell awarded the Kohl's Scholarship.Matt Maxwell awarded the Kohl's Scholarship.

    An 18-year old, Bamberg County boy received Kohl's Scholarship for $1,000. He is awarded for his outgoing service achievement, including starting his own community service group. News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with the boy about how he got started.

    An 18-year old, Bamberg County boy received Kohl's Scholarship for $1,000. He is awarded for his outgoing service achievement, including starting his own community service group. News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with the boy about how he got started.

  • CSRA Evening Headlines: Saturday, July 19, 2014

    CSRA Evening Headlines: Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Saturday, July 19 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-07-19 23:02:50 GMT
    Mike Miller, Jason Nappi, and Nicole Snyder have your Saturday evening headlines.
    Mike Miller, Jason Nappi, and Nicole Snyder have your Saturday evening headlines.
  • GMA Saturday Headlines: July 19, 2014

    GMA Saturday Headlines: July 19, 2014

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-07-19 13:07:05 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.
  • Deadly Barnwell, SC Accident

    Deadly Barnwell, SC Accident

    Saturday, July 19 2014 4:31 AM EDT2014-07-19 08:31:42 GMT
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     South Carolina authorities tell us a teen is dead after a one car accident in Barnwell.
     South Carolina authorities tell us a teen is dead after a one car accident in Barnwell.
  • Fate Of Project Jackson In The Hands Of Judge

    Fate Of Project Jackson In The Hands Of Judge

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-07-19 00:06:55 GMT
    Judge J. Ernest Kinard, Jr. says he should make a decision on the case by Thursday of next week.
    Judge J. Ernest Kinard, Jr. says he should make a decision on the case by Thursday of next week.
  • SC Earthquake Risk Among Highest on New Map

    SC Earthquake Risk Among Highest on New Map

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:07:17 GMT
    A new map from the US Geological Survey showing the risk of earthquakes across the country puts SC among the highest-risk areas. A large area around Charleston is one of the highest hazard areas in the nation, and most of the state is at elevated risk.
    A new map from the US Geological Survey showing the risk of earthquakes across the country puts SC among the highest-risk areas. A large area around Charleston is one of the highest hazard areas in the nation, and most of the state is at elevated risk.
  • Barnwell County Animal Shelter Needs Your Help

    Barnwell County Animal Shelter Needs Your Help

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:26:11 GMT
    Barnwell County Animal Shelter has Parvovirus OutbreakBarnwell County Animal Shelter has Parvovirus Outbreak

    Parvovirus has infected 2 litters of puppies at the Barnwell County Animal Shelter. Now they're asking for the community's help to raise money for the medication to save these dogs.

    Parvovirus has infected 2 litters of puppies at the Barnwell County Animal Shelter. Now they're asking for the community's help to raise money for the medication to save these dogs.

  • No Candidates Running for North Augusta's Seat on School Board

    No Candidates Running for North Augusta's Seat on School Board

    Friday, July 18 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-07-18 13:20:58 GMT
    Aiken County School Board members meeting.Aiken County School Board members meeting.

    July 16th marked the last day for Aiken County residents to run for Aiken County School Board. This is the first time in history, District 5, North Augusta, did not have any candidates. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with Board members to see what this means for the community.

    July 16th marked the last day for Aiken County residents to run for Aiken County School Board. This is the first time in history, District 5, North Augusta, did not have any candidates. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with Board members to see what this means for the community.

  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:16 AM EDT2014-07-18 11:16:12 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: July 18, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 18, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 18, 2014

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:10 AM EDT2014-07-18 11:10:51 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.
  • Gamecocks picked to win SEC East

    Gamecocks picked to win SEC East

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:08:54 GMT
    South Carolina is the SEC media's pick to win the conference's Eastern Division.
    South Carolina is the SEC media's pick to win the conference's Eastern Division.
  • SC woman's death during movie filming 'will haunt us forever,' officials say

    SC woman's death during movie filming 'will haunt us forever,' officials say

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:43:48 GMT
    Sarah Jones in a Facebook photo and a scene image from Jerry Hogan Sarah Jones in a Facebook photo and a scene image from Jerry Hogan
    Two filmmakers charged in a train collision that killed a camera assistant while shooting a movie about singer Gregg Allman said Thursday her death "will haunt us forever." But they insisted they committed no crimes that put their crew in harm's way."Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller and Jody Savin, his wife and business partner, issued a joint statement two weeks after a grand jury indicted them on charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing in southeast Georgia. Their...
    Two filmmakers charged in a train collision that killed a camera assistant while shooting a movie about singer Gregg Allman said Thursday her death "will haunt us forever." But they insisted they committed no crimes that put their crew in harm's way."Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller and Jody Savin, his wife and business partner, issued a joint statement two weeks after a grand jury indicted them on charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing in southeast Georgia. Their...
  • 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, July 17 2014 7:11 AM EDT2014-07-17 11:11:09 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: July 17, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 17, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 17, 2014

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:05 AM EDT2014-07-17 11:05:08 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.
  • Greenville, South Carolina

    Man pleads guilty to dragging dog behind his truck

    Man pleads guilty to dragging dog behind his truck

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-07-17 03:17:31 GMT
    In Greenville, South Carolina a man pleads guilty to dragging a dog behind his truck for miles -- in exchange for drugs and alcohol. Now he'll spend more than a decade behind bars. Jenna Troum with the story. "there she goes." This was Andra Grace back in December, covered in bandages after multiple surgeries.judge: what are you here today to do? owens: plead guilty to my charges and get it behind me.This is Roger Owens, who admits he accepted alcohol and drugs, in exchange for getting rid of...
    In Greenville, South Carolina a man pleads guilty to dragging a dog behind his truck for miles -- in exchange for drugs and alcohol. Now he'll spend more than a decade behind bars. Jenna Troum with the story. "there she goes." This was Andra Grace back in December, covered in bandages after multiple surgeries.judge: what are you here today to do? owens: plead guilty to my charges and get it behind me.This is Roger Owens, who admits he accepted alcohol and drugs, in exchange for getting rid of...
  • Nike Peach Jam gives North Augusta Economy huge boost

    Nike Peach Jam gives North Augusta Economy huge boost

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:36:59 GMT
    North Augusta hosts the Nike Peach Jam.North Augusta hosts the Nike Peach Jam.

    The Nike Peach Jam brings the nation's best high school basketball players to North Augusta, bringing with them, a huge economy boost. Margaret-Ann Carter talks North Augusta residents to see just how much the city depends on this event.

    The Nike Peach Jam brings the nation's best high school basketball players to North Augusta, bringing with them, a huge economy boost. Margaret-Ann Carter talks North Augusta residents to see just how much the city depends on this event.

  • Woman Looking for Answers after $2,500 of Property Damage

    Woman Looking for Answers after $2,500 of Property Damage

    Woman Looking for Answers after $2,500 of Property Damage

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:32:59 GMT
    One local woman walked out her front door Sunday afternoon to find serious damage to her front yard. Aiken Public Safety is looking forthe suspect who ran a car into her yard and then fled the scene. "It really shook me up," said Hattie Allen.Pieces of pottery, lights and flowers are all that line the front yard of 81-year old Hattie Allen's house."I heard this awful noise, I couldn't imagine what it was, I thought it...
    One local woman walked out her front door Sunday afternoon to find serious damage to her front yard. Aiken Public Safety is looking forthe suspect who ran a car into her yard and then fled the scene. "It really shook me up," said Hattie Allen.Pieces of pottery, lights and flowers are all that line the front yard of 81-year old Hattie Allen's house."I heard this awful noise, I couldn't imagine what it was, I thought it...
  • SC man charged with hugging child to death

    SC man charged with hugging child to death

    A South Carolina sheriff says a 27-year-old man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter more than a year after he hugged a 14-month-old child so tightly that the boy stopped breathing and died.
    A South Carolina sheriff says a 27-year-old man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter more than a year after he hugged a 14-month-old child so tightly that the boy stopped breathing and died.
  • Man gets 10 years in Greenville dog dragging case

    Man gets 10 years in Greenville dog dragging case

    A Greenville man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison after admitting he dragged a dog for at least 2 miles behind his pickup truck.
    A Greenville man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison after admitting he dragged a dog for at least 2 miles behind his pickup truck.
  • 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, July 16 2014 7:13 AM EDT2014-07-16 11:13:11 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: July 16, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 16, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 16, 2014

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:04 AM EDT2014-07-16 11:04:34 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.
  • African American Museum Coming to S.C.

    African American Museum Coming to S.C.

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-07-15 20:33:05 GMT
    A planned $75 million International African-American Museum will be built where tens of thousands of slaves first set foot in the United States. Charleston Mayor Joe Riley announced Tuesday that the museum will be built where Gadsden's Wharf once stood in the city where the Civil War began. The wharf is where tens of thousands of slaves were first brought to this country/ Riley says there is no better site for the museum. The location is on the waterfront, just down and across the street fro...
    A planned $75 million International African-American Museum will be built where tens of thousands of slaves first set foot in the United States. Charleston Mayor Joe Riley announced Tuesday that the museum will be built where Gadsden's Wharf once stood in the city where the Civil War began. The wharf is where tens of thousands of slaves were first brought to this country/ Riley says there is no better site for the museum. The location is on the waterfront, just down and across the street fro...
  • Neighborhood Becomes "Walking Dead" Set

    Neighborhood Becomes "Walking Dead" Set

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-07-15 20:30:12 GMT
    Across Georgia graphicAcross Georgia graphic
    A studio is constructing a 15-foot-high wall around a neighborhood in the small town of Senoia, creating an enclosed set to film new episodes of AMC's show "The Walking Dead." Senoia Mayor Larry Owens says city council this month approved plans for the wall, which will enclose an area including about four brownstone town homes plus about a half-dozen additional residences. Owens says he expects the wall to be completed within the next few weeks and will likely be in place through November. He...
    A studio is constructing a 15-foot-high wall around a neighborhood in the small town of Senoia, creating an enclosed set to film new episodes of AMC's show "The Walking Dead." Senoia Mayor Larry Owens says city council this month approved plans for the wall, which will enclose an area including about four brownstone town homes plus about a half-dozen additional residences. Owens says he expects the wall to be completed within the next few weeks and will likely be in place through November. He...
  • Modern Day Parenting In Crisis

    Modern Day Parenting In Crisis

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-07-15 16:14:32 GMT
    A British nanny says that modern-day parenting is in crisis. Her blog post on the subject has touched a nerve with more than 900 thousand Facebook “likes” in just under two weeks. Now she’s the author of a new book on parenting. Deborah Roberts has her story.“Are you guys done with your pizza ‘cause you’ve left the table, so to me that says you’re done,” Christine Kongslie asks her children.“Come on, Jordyn,” their father chimes in.Sound familiar?“I would start doing yourself a favor and if t...
    A British nanny says that modern-day parenting is in crisis. Her blog post on the subject has touched a nerve with more than 900 thousand Facebook “likes” in just under two weeks. Now she’s the author of a new book on parenting. Deborah Roberts has her story.“Are you guys done with your pizza ‘cause you’ve left the table, so to me that says you’re done,” Christine Kongslie asks her children.“Come on, Jordyn,” their father chimes in.Sound familiar?“I would start doing yourself a favor and if t...
  • Missing Aiken Man Found

    Missing Aiken Man Found

    Missing Aiken Man Found

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 9:16 AM EDT2014-07-15 13:16:55 GMT
    Willie WidenerWillie Widener
    Willie Widener returned safely to his family last weekend. The Beech Island, SC resident had been missing since July 4th. According to the Aiken Department of Public Safety, Mr. Widener had been dropped off in downtown Aiken that evening by a family member.
    Willie Widener returned safely to his family last weekend. The Beech Island, SC resident had been missing since July 4th. According to the Aiken Department of Public Safety, Mr. Widener had been dropped off in downtown Aiken that evening by a family member.
  • 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, July 15 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-07-15 10:52:48 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: July 15, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 15, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 15, 2014

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:48 AM EDT2014-07-15 10:48:28 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.
  • New Signs Are Low-Tech Approach to Crime Fighting

    New Signs Are Low-Tech Approach to Crime Fighting

    Monday, July 14 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-07-14 20:49:10 GMT
    Aiken Public Safety is hoping the city council will green light using public service announcement signs for public safety on the private property of willing land owners.
    Aiken Public Safety is hoping the city council will green light using public service announcement signs for public safety on the private property of willing land owners.
  • Students Spend Part Of Summer At Phinizy Swamp Instead Of The Beach

    Students Spend Part Of Summer At Phinizy Swamp Instead Of The Beach

    Monday, July 14 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-07-14 20:23:05 GMT
    Natural sound of rain gauge tipping bucket. "We're on." Eric White just graduated high school in North Augusta, South Carolina. But instead of hitting the beach, White and eleven other CSRA students are having a different kind of Summer fun building rain gauges. "What this rain gauge network will do is give us real-time data," said Abie Ladson, director of Augusta engineering. Natural sound of motor on circuit board with gauge attached. The goal is to set up thirty rain gauges across Rich...
    Natural sound of rain gauge tipping bucket. "We're on." Eric White just graduated high school in North Augusta, South Carolina. But instead of hitting the beach, White and eleven other CSRA students are having a different kind of Summer fun building rain gauges. "What this rain gauge network will do is give us real-time data," said Abie Ladson, director of Augusta engineering. Natural sound of motor on circuit board with gauge attached. The goal is to set up thirty rain gauges across Rich...
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Monday, July 14 2014 7:11 AM EDT2014-07-14 11:11:59 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: July 14, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 14, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 14, 2014

    Monday, July 14 2014 6:11 AM EDT2014-07-14 10:11:35 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.
  • CSRA Evening Headlines: Sunday, July 13th, 2014

    CSRA Evening Headlines: Sunday, July 13th, 2014

    Sunday, July 13 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-07-14 03:38:11 GMT
    Mike Miller, John Lynn, and Nicole Snyder have your Sunday evening headlines.
    Mike Miller, John Lynn, and Nicole Snyder have your Sunday evening headlines.
  • GMA Sunday Headlines: July 13, 2014

    GMA Sunday Headlines: July 13, 2014

    Sunday, July 13 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-07-13 13:26:34 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.
  • CSRA Evening Headlines: Saturday, July 12, 2014

    CSRA Evening Headlines: Saturday, July 12, 2014

    Saturday, July 12 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-07-13 03:50:57 GMT
    Mike Miller, John Lynn, Margaret-Ann Carter, and Nicole Snyder have your Saturday evening headlines.
    Mike Miller, John Lynn, Margaret-Ann Carter, and Nicole Snyder have your Saturday evening headlines.
  • 1 on 1: Kidney Disease in the CSRA

    1 on 1: Kidney Disease in the CSRA

    Saturday, July 12 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-07-12 13:44:30 GMT
    Kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death and here in the Augusta area, the rates are above the national average.
    Kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death and here in the Augusta area, the rates are above the national average.
  • GMA Saturday Headlines: July 12, 2014

    GMA Saturday Headlines: July 12, 2014

    Saturday, July 12 2014 9:13 AM EDT2014-07-12 13:13:46 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.
  • Despite New Law Allowing It, SC Families Can’t Get Cannabis Oil

    Despite New Law Allowing It, SC Families Can’t Get Cannabis Oil

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-07-12 02:05:05 GMT
    Marijuana Leaf Drugs graphicMarijuana Leaf Drugs graphic
    A new South Carolina law allows the possession of cannabis oil, with a doctor’s prescription, for the treatment of epilepsy. But there’s a big problem: no one can get it.
    A new South Carolina law allows the possession of cannabis oil, with a doctor’s prescription, for the treatment of epilepsy. But there’s a big problem: no one can get it.
  • CSRA Evening News Update: July 11, 2014

    CSRA Evening News Update: July 11, 2014

    Friday, July 11 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-07-11 23:13:38 GMT
    Photo of Brad Means and Jennie MontgomeryPhoto of Brad Means and Jennie Montgomery
    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.
  • CSRA Evening News Update: July 10, 2014

    CSRA Evening News Update: July 10, 2014

    Friday, July 11 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-07-11 23:12:30 GMT
    Photo of George Myers, Brad Means, and Jennie MontgomeryPhoto of George Myers, Brad Means, and Jennie Montgomery
    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.
  • Bloodhound Tracking Team Captures Wanted Aiken County Suspect

    Bloodhound Tracking Team Captures Wanted Aiken County Suspect

    Friday, July 11 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-07-11 15:09:10 GMT
    Mug shot of Leslie Alan Murphy (Credit: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Leslie Alan Murphy (Credit: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)
    The Aiken Bloodhound Tracking Team captured a man wanted on outstanding warrants Wednesday after he fled from Aiken County Sheriff's Office deputies.
    The Aiken Bloodhound Tracking Team captured a man wanted on outstanding warrants Wednesday after he fled from Aiken County Sheriff's Office deputies.
  • Haley's Huge Haul

    Haley's Huge Haul

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-07-11 14:30:41 GMT
    Gov. Nikki Haley's campaign says she raised more than $1 million in the last quarter and has nearly $4.5 million cash available to spend in her re-election bid. Haley's campaign said Thursday the Republican governor raised more money in the quarter ending July 1 than any other since taking office in January 2011. Campaign spokesman Rob Godfrey says fundraisers in the three-month period included five held outside South Carolina: one each in Arkansas, New Jersey and Texas, and two in Florida. H...
    Gov. Nikki Haley's campaign says she raised more than $1 million in the last quarter and has nearly $4.5 million cash available to spend in her re-election bid. Haley's campaign said Thursday the Republican governor raised more money in the quarter ending July 1 than any other since taking office in January 2011. Campaign spokesman Rob Godfrey says fundraisers in the three-month period included five held outside South Carolina: one each in Arkansas, New Jersey and Texas, and two in Florida. H...
  • Church Burglaries

    Church Burglaries

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-07-11 14:25:14 GMT
    Police say a spree is burglaries at churches in north Georgia is continuing. Dawson County sheriff's Maj. Ray Goodie said 12 churches have been targets of burglaries in his county since February. Goodie tells The Times that one of them has been hit multiple times. He estimates the thefts have totaled more than $40,000. Goodie said a common thread in the burglaries is that thieves are stealing musical equipment and instruments. He said some electronics have also been stolen. Goodie said his d...
    Police say a spree is burglaries at churches in north Georgia is continuing. Dawson County sheriff's Maj. Ray Goodie said 12 churches have been targets of burglaries in his county since February. Goodie tells The Times that one of them has been hit multiple times. He estimates the thefts have totaled more than $40,000. Goodie said a common thread in the burglaries is that thieves are stealing musical equipment and instruments. He said some electronics have also been stolen. Goodie said his d...
  • House Fire in Aiken County

    House Fire in Aiken County

    Friday, July 11 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-11 12:22:57 GMT
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    Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire in Aiken County, South Carolina.
    Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire in Aiken County, South Carolina.
  • Car Accident Involves N. Augusta Public Safety Officer

    Car Accident Involves N. Augusta Public Safety Officer

    Car Accident Involves N. Augusta Public Safety Officer

    Friday, July 11 2014 8:03 AM EDT2014-07-11 12:03:21 GMT
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a car accident involving a North Augusta Public Safety officer. The accident took place just before 4 a.m. Friday morning on Georgia Avenue at Five Notch Road. The patrol car was struck by another vehicle and the officer was taken to a local hospital.The accident shut down a section of Georgia Avenue Friday morning, but it's now back open.
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a car accident involving a North Augusta Public Safety officer. The accident took place just before 4 a.m. Friday morning on Georgia Avenue at Five Notch Road. The patrol car was struck by another vehicle and the officer was taken to a local hospital.The accident shut down a section of Georgia Avenue Friday morning, but it's now back open.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Friday, July 11 2014 6:46 AM EDT2014-07-11 10:46:13 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: July 11, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 11, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 11, 2014

    Friday, July 11 2014 6:40 AM EDT2014-07-11 10:40:19 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • No law Against Breaking the Window

    No law Against Breaking the Window

    Thursday, July 10 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-07-10 20:44:27 GMT
    Parents upset about kids being left in cars. Parents upset about kids being left in cars.

    The news is filled with stories about parents leaving their kids in a hot car, but what does the law say to do if you come across this situation? News Channel 6 reporter, Margaret-Ann Carter, went to Aiken County to find out what the law says in South Carolina.

    The news is filled with stories about parents leaving their kids in a hot car, but what does the law say to do if you come across this situation? News Channel 6 reporter, Margaret-Ann Carter, went to Aiken County to find out what the law says in South Carolina.

  • Myrtle Beach Target of Computer Virus

    Myrtle Beach Target of Computer Virus

    Thursday, July 10 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-10 20:40:09 GMT
    Myrtle Beach is among some major American tourism sites that was the target of a malware virus over the July 4th holiday weekend. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported that data security company Proofpoint Inc., said Myrtle Beach is one of the websites affected by the problem. Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce President Brad Dean said the company that manages visitmyrtlebeach.com quickly fixed the problem. Dean said he has not heard of any problems but officials are monitoring the situation. O...
    Myrtle Beach is among some major American tourism sites that was the target of a malware virus over the July 4th holiday weekend. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported that data security company Proofpoint Inc., said Myrtle Beach is one of the websites affected by the problem. Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce President Brad Dean said the company that manages visitmyrtlebeach.com quickly fixed the problem. Dean said he has not heard of any problems but officials are monitoring the situation. O...
  • CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 10, 2014

    CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 10, 2014

    Thursday, July 10 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-07-10 19:48:54 GMT
    Photo of Mary Morrison and Chris KanePhoto of Mary Morrison and Chris Kane
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • CSRA Evening News Update: July 9, 2014

    CSRA Evening News Update: July 9, 2014

    Thursday, July 10 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-07-10 19:45:17 GMT
    Photo of Brad Means and Kimberely ScottPhoto of Brad Means and Kimberely Scott
    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.
  • SC families of loved ones who died from infection following surgery want answers

    SC families of loved ones who died from infection following surgery want answers

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-07-10 12:19:00 GMT
    Family members of patients who died after having surgery and being infected with a rare bacteria are asking Greenville Health System for a full explanation.A hospital spokeswoman says 15 patients tested positive for Mycobacterium abscessus. Three of those patients died, and doctors believe the infection was a contributing factor.The Department of Health and Environmental Control is investigating along with the hospital. A DHEC spokesman said they're testing two pieces of medical equipment whi...
    Family members of patients who died after having surgery and being infected with a rare bacteria are asking Greenville Health System for a full explanation.A hospital spokeswoman says 15 patients tested positive for Mycobacterium abscessus. Three of those patients died, and doctors believe the infection was a contributing factor.The Department of Health and Environmental Control is investigating along with the hospital. A DHEC spokesman said they're testing two pieces of medical equipment whi...
  • 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, July 10 2014 6:58 AM EDT2014-07-10 10:58:13 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: July 10, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 10, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 10, 2014

    Thursday, July 10 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-10 10:54:08 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.
  • Suspicious Package Left At Aiken SC Bank

    Suspicious Package Left At Aiken SC Bank

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-07-09 22:14:06 GMT
    Employees at an Aiken bank got a scare this morning after a man dropped off what appeared to be a suspicious package. The employees contacted Aiken Public Safety and the bomb squad jumped into action. News Channel 6's Dee Griffin was there this morning. It was anything but business as usual at the Regions Bank in downtown Aiken. Investigators were called to the building just after nine. Employees were notified after a man made a strange delivery.Detective Jeremy Hembree of the Aiken Departm...
    Employees at an Aiken bank got a scare this morning after a man dropped off what appeared to be a suspicious package. The employees contacted Aiken Public Safety and the bomb squad jumped into action. News Channel 6's Dee Griffin was there this morning. It was anything but business as usual at the Regions Bank in downtown Aiken. Investigators were called to the building just after nine. Employees were notified after a man made a strange delivery.Detective Jeremy Hembree of the Aiken Departm...
  • SRS Completes Annual Destructive Examinations to Verify Safe Storage of Nuclear Materials

    SRS Completes Annual Destructive Examinations to Verify Safe Storage of Nuclear Materials

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-07-09 20:08:00 GMT
    Photo of an examination of a container of nuclear materials at the Savannah River Site (Credit: U.S. Department of Energy and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions)Photo of an examination of a container of nuclear materials at the Savannah River Site (Credit: U.S. Department of Energy and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions)
    Savannah River Site (SRS) recently completed an annual process in K Area that validates the Site’s ongoing commitment to maintaining the safety and security of the nuclear materials that are stored there.
    Savannah River Site (SRS) recently completed an annual process in K Area that validates the Site’s ongoing commitment to maintaining the safety and security of the nuclear materials that are stored there.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Contents Of "Suspicious" Package Left At Aiken Bank Identified

    UPDATED ON 6: Contents Of "Suspicious" Package Left At Aiken Bank Identified

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:55:48 GMT
    Photo of the scene at Regions Bank in downtown Aiken, where a suspicous package was left Wednesday morningPhoto of the scene at Regions Bank in downtown Aiken, where a suspicous package was left Wednesday morning
    The Aiken Department of Public Safety has identified the content of the "suspicious" package left at Regions Bank in downtown Aiken.
    The Aiken Department of Public Safety has identified the content of the "suspicious" package left at Regions Bank in downtown Aiken.
  • Aiken Technical College Launches Two Fully Online Associate Degree Programs

    Aiken Technical College Launches Two Fully Online Associate Degree Programs

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:00:23 GMT
    Aiken Technical College ATC Logo graphicAiken Technical College ATC Logo graphic
    Aiken Technical College will launch its first two fully online degree programs this fall, making it possible and convenient for students near and far to earn an associate’s degree entirely online, without having to attend classes in-person.
    Aiken Technical College will launch its first two fully online degree programs this fall, making it possible and convenient for students near and far to earn an associate’s degree entirely online, without having to attend classes in-person.
  • City models Wilmington's filming ordinance for permanent laws of its own

    'Myrtle Manor' renewed for season 3 while City of Myrtle Beach looks to expand film guidelines

    'Myrtle Manor' renewed for season 3 while City of Myrtle Beach looks to expand film guidelines

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-07-09 18:53:04 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) -It's official.TLC renewedWelcome to Myrtle Manor for a third season. Filming for the Myrtle Beach-based reality show begins August 11th. The show follows people who live in Patrick's Mobile Home Park off of Highway 15. Last season,Myrtle Manor averaged more than a million viewers an episode.The Patrick family is familiar with filming inside the City of Myrtle Beach. Now, city officials are brainstorming ideas for a permanent film ordinance. The city is modeling its ...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) -It's official.TLC renewedWelcome to Myrtle Manor for a third season. Filming for the Myrtle Beach-based reality show begins August 11th. The show follows people who live in Patrick's Mobile Home Park off of Highway 15. Last season,Myrtle Manor averaged more than a million viewers an episode.The Patrick family is familiar with filming inside the City of Myrtle Beach. Now, city officials are brainstorming ideas for a permanent film ordinance. The city is modeling its ...
  • CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 9, 2014

    CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 9, 2014

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-07-09 16:53:56 GMT
    Photo of Mary Morrison and Chris KanePhoto of Mary Morrison and Chris Kane
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 8, 2014

    CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 8, 2014

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-07-09 16:53:33 GMT
    Photo of Mary Morrison and Chris KanePhoto of Mary Morrison and Chris Kane
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Father, Son Wanted After Fleeing Law Enforcement In Aiken

    Father, Son Wanted After Fleeing Law Enforcement In Aiken

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-07-09 15:30:03 GMT
    Mug shots of Ernest Simpkins and his son, Jalen Simpkins (Credit: Aiken Department of Public Safety)Mug shots of Ernest Simpkins and his son, Jalen Simpkins (Credit: Aiken Department of Public Safety)
    The Aiken Department of Public Safety is requesting the community's assistance in locating a Graniteville man and his son.
    The Aiken Department of Public Safety is requesting the community's assistance in locating a Graniteville man and his son.
  • 3 corrections officers hurt at SC prison

    3 corrections officers hurt at SC prison

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-07-09 12:11:41 GMT
    Three corrections officers have been hurt after a disturbance at a state prison in Dorchester County.Emergency crews were called to Lieber Correctional Institute in Ridgeland around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.Corrections Department spokeswoman Stephanie Givens said in a statement that the lockdown at the maximum security prison was lifted around 3 a.m. Wednesday. She said officers had control of the prison throughout the disturbance.Givens said the three officers were treated at a hospital for non-lif...
    Three corrections officers have been hurt after a disturbance at a state prison in Dorchester County.Emergency crews were called to Lieber Correctional Institute in Ridgeland around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.Corrections Department spokeswoman Stephanie Givens said in a statement that the lockdown at the maximum security prison was lifted around 3 a.m. Wednesday. She said officers had control of the prison throughout the disturbance.Givens said the three officers were treated at a hospital for non-lif...
  • 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, July 9 2014 7:35 AM EDT2014-07-09 11:35:55 GMT
    6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day
    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day
  • CSRA Morning News Update: July 9, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 9, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 9, 2014

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 7:10 AM EDT2014-07-09 11:10:24 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.
  • SC Immigration Lawsuit

    SC Immigration Lawsuit

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-07-09 02:18:37 GMT
    South Carolina is being ordered to pay $98,000 in legal fees to a group that sued over the state's immigration law.
    South Carolina is being ordered to pay $98,000 in legal fees to a group that sued over the state's immigration law.
  • Large bird fossil found at Charleston Airport had massive wingspan

    Large bird fossil found at Charleston Airport had massive wingspan

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-07-09 01:15:05 GMT
    A fossil found in South Carolina has revealed a gigantic bird that apparently snatched fish while soaring over the ocean some 25 million to 28 million years ago.Its estimated wingspan of around 21 feet is bigger than the height of a giraffe.The skeleton was discovered in 1983 near the Charleston airport, but its first formal description was released Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Daniel Ksepka of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, who wrote the paper, ...
    A fossil found in South Carolina has revealed a gigantic bird that apparently snatched fish while soaring over the ocean some 25 million to 28 million years ago.Its estimated wingspan of around 21 feet is bigger than the height of a giraffe.The skeleton was discovered in 1983 near the Charleston airport, but its first formal description was released Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Daniel Ksepka of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, who wrote the paper, ...
  • South Carolina House Of Representatives Furloughs Did Not Cut Lawmakers’ Salaries

    South Carolina House Of Representatives Furloughs Did Not Cut Lawmakers’ Salaries

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-07-08 22:47:05 GMT
    The SC House didn’t meet for three weeks this session but members’ salaries were not reduced.The SC House didn’t meet for three weeks this session but members’ salaries were not reduced.
    When the South Carolina House of Representatives took three weeks of furlough this year to save taxpayers money, it saved about $150,000 in expense reimbursements, but their pay was not cut. WJBF News Channel 6's South Carolina Capitol reporter, Robert Kittle, explains.
    When the South Carolina House of Representatives took three weeks of furlough this year to save taxpayers money, it saved about $150,000 in expense reimbursements, but their pay was not cut. WJBF News Channel 6's South Carolina Capitol reporter, Robert Kittle, explains.
  • CSRA Evening News Update: July 8, 2014

    CSRA Evening News Update: July 8, 2014

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-07-08 22:23:26 GMT
    Photo of Brad Means and Jennie MontgomeryPhoto of Brad Means and Jennie Montgomery
    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.
  • SC island's former officer of the year pawned evidence, police gun, SLED says

    SC island's former officer of the year pawned evidence, police gun, SLED says

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-07-08 21:28:22 GMT
    Dawn Caldwell  (left) in a photo from Isle of Palms... Right in a police arrest mugshotDawn Caldwell (left) in a photo from Isle of Palms... Right in a police arrest mugshot
    Tuesday, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) arrested former Isle of Palms Police Captain Dawn Michelle Caldwell, 45, on charges of Breach of Trust with Fraudul
    Tuesday, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) arrested former Isle of Palms Police Captain Dawn Michelle Caldwell, 45, on charges of Breach of Trust with Fraudul
  • Teen girl sexually molested at Conway Walmart, police say

    Teen girl sexually molested at Conway Walmart, police say

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-08 19:44:38 GMT
    Jefferson - Photo from J. Reuben Long Detention CenterJefferson - Photo from J. Reuben Long Detention Center
    A Longs man was charged after police say that he molested a teen girl in the Conway Walmart parking lot on Church Street. Antony Andrew Jefferson, age 22, was charged in the incident that happened Sunday, July 29 between noon and 12:35, Conway Police said
    A Longs man was charged after police say that he molested a teen girl in the Conway Walmart parking lot on Church Street. Antony Andrew Jefferson, age 22, was charged in the incident that happened Sunday, July 29 between noon and 12:35, Conway Police said
  • Several bat colonies found in downtown Conway, DHEC warns

    Several bat colonies found in downtown Conway, DHEC warns

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-07-08 18:24:12 GMT
    A bat.. Image from WLFA-TVA bat.. Image from WLFA-TV
    South Carolina officials are warning the public about several bat colonies that have been found in Conway. SC  DHEC said that recently, a large colony of bats was observed exiting the chimney area of a commercial building in downtown Conway.
    South Carolina officials are warning the public about several bat colonies that have been found in Conway. SC  DHEC said that recently, a large colony of bats was observed exiting the chimney area of a commercial building in downtown Conway.
  • SCAM ALERT: South Carolina Attorney General Warns Residents About E-Mail Scam

    SCAM ALERT: South Carolina Attorney General Warns Residents About E-Mail Scam

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-07-08 18:02:20 GMT
    Scam Alert graphicScam Alert graphic
    South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is warning residents about an e-mail scam that has been reported by residents of seven states.
    South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is warning residents about an e-mail scam that has been reported by residents of seven states.
  • Former Corrections Officer Sentenced For Helping Inmates Make Keys

    Former Corrections Officer Sentenced For Helping Inmates Make Keys

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-07-08 17:29:03 GMT
    A former South Carolina prison guard has been sentenced for providing inmates key impressions to help them escape. The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reports that 25-year-old Jeffrey Miller of Enoree was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison, which was suspended to the time he had served. Miller resigned as a corporal at medium-security Tyger River prison in Spartanburg County when authorities began investigating him last year. Miller previously pleaded guilty to charges including misconduct ...
    A former South Carolina prison guard has been sentenced for providing inmates key impressions to help them escape. The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reports that 25-year-old Jeffrey Miller of Enoree was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison, which was suspended to the time he had served. Miller resigned as a corporal at medium-security Tyger River prison in Spartanburg County when authorities began investigating him last year. Miller previously pleaded guilty to charges including misconduct ...
  • $1 Million Powerball Prize Shared By 14 Beech Island Kimberly-Clark Workers

    $1 Million Powerball Prize Shared By 14 Beech Island Kimberly-Clark Workers

    $1 Million Powerball Prize Shared By 14 Beech Island Kimberly-Clark Workers

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-08 17:26:55 GMT
    Photo of David Adams (Credit: South Carolina Education Lottery)Photo of David Adams (Credit: South Carolina Education Lottery)
    A group of 14 co-workers from the Kimberly-Clark plant in Beech Island are splitting a $1 million Powerball® prize won in last Wednesday night’s drawing.
    A group of 14 co-workers from the Kimberly-Clark plant in Beech Island are splitting a $1 million Powerball® prize won in last Wednesday night’s drawing.
  • No SC law named that specifically addresses hot car deaths among children

    No SC law named that specifically addresses hot car deaths among children

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-07-08 13:20:32 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - According to Kidsandcars.org, on average, 38 children die each year after a parent or caregiver leaves them inside a hot car.So far this year, 12 children died from heatstroke inside vehicles across the country. Two of those deaths were in the Pee Dee.Right now, there are no laws in South Carolina that specifically deal with heat related car deaths among children.In the case of Hartsville toddler, Sophia Goyeneche-Gray, police charged her father Richie Gray with un...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - According to Kidsandcars.org, on average, 38 children die each year after a parent or caregiver leaves them inside a hot car.So far this year, 12 children died from heatstroke inside vehicles across the country. Two of those deaths were in the Pee Dee.Right now, there are no laws in South Carolina that specifically deal with heat related car deaths among children.In the case of Hartsville toddler, Sophia Goyeneche-Gray, police charged her father Richie Gray with un...
  • 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, July 8 2014 7:32 AM EDT2014-07-08 11:32:35 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: July 8, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 8, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 8, 2014

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 7:15 AM EDT2014-07-08 11:15:15 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.
  • SC Voter ID Law: 44 primary voters without photo ID not counted

    SC Voter ID Law: 44 primary voters without photo ID not counted

    Monday, July 7 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-07-08 03:36:40 GMT
    By Robert KittleThe June primaries were the first statewide test of South Carolina’s new Voter ID law and it kept 44 people who didn’t have photo IDs from having their ballots counted.Chris Whitmire, spokesman for the State Election Commission says, "These are voters who forgot their ID, left it at home and were allowed to vote a provisional ballot and then given the option of coming back later, showing their photo ID later to make sure their vote counted. So for those people their vote didn'...
    By Robert KittleThe June primaries were the first statewide test of South Carolina’s new Voter ID law and it kept 44 people who didn’t have photo IDs from having their ballots counted.Chris Whitmire, spokesman for the State Election Commission says, "These are voters who forgot their ID, left it at home and were allowed to vote a provisional ballot and then given the option of coming back later, showing their photo ID later to make sure their vote counted. So for those people their vote didn'...
  • CSRA Evening News Update: July 7, 2014

    CSRA Evening News Update: July 7, 2014

    Monday, July 7 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-07-07 23:27:24 GMT
    Photo of Brad Means and Jennie MontgomeryPhoto of Brad Means and Jennie Montgomery
    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.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Missing Aiken Teen Located

    UPDATED ON 6: Missing Aiken Teen Located

    Monday, July 7 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-07-07 21:17:51 GMT
    Photo of Kerrie Elaine Edgerley (Credit: Aiken Department of Public Safety)Photo of Kerrie Elaine Edgerley (Credit: Aiken Department of Public Safety)
    An Aiken Department of Public Safety spokesperson tells us a missing 14-year-old girl who had reportedly run away while in DSS custody has now been found.
    An Aiken Department of Public Safety spokesperson tells us a missing 14-year-old girl who had reportedly run away while in DSS custody has now been found.
  • Investigators: Jailer Asleep When Inmate Committed Suicide

    Investigators: Jailer Asleep When Inmate Committed Suicide

    Monday, July 7 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-07-07 20:33:35 GMT
    Investigators have determined a jail officer was asleep when a man hanged himself in the Lancaster County jail earlier this year. The Herald of Rock Hill reported that investigators determined that the officer falsified jail records to show she had performed routine checks on inmates. The officer and her supervisor were fired as part of the investigation of the death of 44-year-old Randy William Stevens on May 20. Stevens had been arrested on a disorderly conduct charge May 19. The investiga...
    Investigators have determined a jail officer was asleep when a man hanged himself in the Lancaster County jail earlier this year. The Herald of Rock Hill reported that investigators determined that the officer falsified jail records to show she had performed routine checks on inmates. The officer and her supervisor were fired as part of the investigation of the death of 44-year-old Randy William Stevens on May 20. Stevens had been arrested on a disorderly conduct charge May 19. The investiga...
  • MC Hammer films new cooking show at Conway restaurant

    MC Hammer films new cooking show at Conway restaurant

    Monday, July 7 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-07 20:31:11 GMT
     Freshwater Fish Company in Conway  will be featured in July on the Food Network in a new television show called Holy & Hungry, which is hosted by MC Hammer.The show is about ordained ministers/pastors who also own and operate restaurants.
     Freshwater Fish Company in Conway  will be featured in July on the Food Network in a new television show called Holy & Hungry, which is hosted by MC Hammer.The show is about ordained ministers/pastors who also own and operate restaurants.
  • SC teacher dies in boat crash on Lake Marion

    SC teacher dies in boat crash on Lake Marion

    Monday, July 7 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-07-07 19:07:43 GMT
    Hailey Bordeaux.. Facebook photoHailey Bordeaux.. Facebook photo
    Authorities say a Sumter woman has died in an early morning boating wreck on Lake Marion. Clarendon County Deputy Coroner Charles Jackson told The Sumter Item that Hailey Bordeaux
    Authorities say a Sumter woman has died in an early morning boating wreck on Lake Marion. Clarendon County Deputy Coroner Charles Jackson told The Sumter Item that Hailey Bordeaux
  • UPDATED ON 6: Accident Knocks Out Power in North Augusta

    UPDATED ON 6: Accident Knocks Out Power in North Augusta

    Monday, July 7 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-07-07 18:39:23 GMT
    Scene of a Monday morning crash in North Augusta that knocked a power pole downScene of a Monday morning crash in North Augusta that knocked a power pole down
    Traffic is moving again on Georgia Avenue in North Augusta after a crash knocked out power to some residents Monday morning.
    Traffic is moving again on Georgia Avenue in North Augusta after a crash knocked out power to some residents Monday morning.
  • CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 7, 2014

    CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 7, 2014

    Monday, July 7 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-07-07 17:48:31 GMT
    Photo of Mary Morrison, Chris Kane, and Julie ParisePhoto of Mary Morrison, Chris Kane, and Julie Parise
    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.
  • Employee taken hostage; suspect shot by officer

    Employee taken hostage; suspect shot by officer

    Monday, July 7 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-07-07 15:45:21 GMT
    Greenville Police were called to the scene of an officer involved shooting at the Pep Boys on Laurens Road around 12:30 pm Saturday. Officer Jonathan Bragg said that police were responding to a robbery of a person on a bicycle. Bystanders told police they saw the suspect knocked a guy off his bicycle and attempted to rob him. Some of the witnesses intervened and chased the suspect across the road toward Pep Boys. Police arrived on scene and confronted the suspect, who had entered the Pep Boys...
    Greenville Police were called to the scene of an officer involved shooting at the Pep Boys on Laurens Road around 12:30 pm Saturday. Officer Jonathan Bragg said that police were responding to a robbery of a person on a bicycle. Bystanders told police they saw the suspect knocked a guy off his bicycle and attempted to rob him. Some of the witnesses intervened and chased the suspect across the road toward Pep Boys. Police arrived on scene and confronted the suspect, who had entered the Pep Boys...
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Monday, July 7 2014 7:06 AM EDT2014-07-07 11:06:19 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: July 7, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 7, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 7, 2014

    Monday, July 7 2014 6:59 AM EDT2014-07-07 10:59:21 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.
  • CSRA Evening News Update: July 6, 2014

    CSRA Evening News Update: July 6, 2014

    CSRA Evening News Update: July 6, 2014

    Sunday, July 6 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-07-06 22:44:51 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.
  • GMA Sunday Headlines: July 6, 2014

    GMA Sunday Headlines: July 6, 2014

    Sunday, July 6 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-07-06 12:41:04 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.
  • 3rd Annual Boat Parade In McCormick, SC

    3rd Annual Boat Parade In McCormick, SC

    Sunday, July 6 2014 6:14 AM EDT2014-07-06 10:14:16 GMT
    Saturday was the 3rd annual boat parade at Lake Thurmond in McCormick County.Over thirty boats gathered near the dock and got ready to head down to the Savannah Lakes Marina Beach. There were a lot of great vessel decorations, including a pirate ship, an eagle, and an independence day boat with Uncle Sam.Doug Chalifour, the event organizer of the Independence Day Boat Parade says, “Just a lot of fun and just a great community event for everybody to come out and enjoy and thanks to all of our ...
    Saturday was the 3rd annual boat parade at Lake Thurmond in McCormick County.Over thirty boats gathered near the dock and got ready to head down to the Savannah Lakes Marina Beach. There were a lot of great vessel decorations, including a pirate ship, an eagle, and an independence day boat with Uncle Sam.Doug Chalifour, the event organizer of the Independence Day Boat Parade says, “Just a lot of fun and just a great community event for everybody to come out and enjoy and thanks to all of our ...
  • Suspicious Package Investigation at Grocery Store

    Suspicious Package Investigation at Grocery Store

    Saturday, July 5 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-07-05 14:45:49 GMT
    Aiken Public Safety is investigating a suspicious package in the Kroger Parking lot on Whiskey Road.
    Aiken Public Safety is investigating a suspicious package in the Kroger Parking lot on Whiskey Road.
  • 1 On 1: Keeping Your Car Road Ready

    1 On 1: Keeping Your Car Road Ready

    Saturday, July 5 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-07-05 13:55:36 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory talks with Chris Messer with Firestone Complete Auto Care about the steps we can all take to make sure your car is ready for the road.
    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory talks with Chris Messer with Firestone Complete Auto Care about the steps we can all take to make sure your car is ready for the road.
  • GMA Saturday Headlines: July 5, 2014

    GMA Saturday Headlines: July 5, 2014

    Saturday, July 5 2014 8:53 AM EDT2014-07-05 12:53:26 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Man Killed in Deadly Accident in Barnwell, South Carolina

    Man Killed in Deadly Accident in Barnwell, South Carolina

    Saturday, July 5 2014 8:27 AM EDT2014-07-05 12:27:40 GMT
    Pedestrian Hit graphicPedestrian Hit graphic
    South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly accident.
    South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly accident.
  • Patriotic Concert St. Paul's Church

    Patriotic Concert St. Paul's Church

    Saturday, July 5 2014 12:34 AM EDT2014-07-05 04:34:39 GMT
    Augusta native Russell Joel Brown joined some 100 other singers and musicians at St. Paul's Episcopal Church for the Star Spangled 4th concert.
    Augusta native Russell Joel Brown joined some 100 other singers and musicians at St. Paul's Episcopal Church for the Star Spangled 4th concert.
  • Evening News Update: Friday, July 4th, 2014

    Evening News Update: Friday, July 4th, 2014

    Saturday, July 5 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-07-05 04:19:46 GMT
    WJBF's Jennie Montgomery brings you the latest headlines across the CSRA at 11:00pm Friday, July 4th, 2014.
    WJBF's Jennie Montgomery brings you the latest headlines across the CSRA at 11:00pm Friday, July 4th, 2014.
  • July 4th Off to Deadly Start

    July 4th Off to Deadly Start

    Friday, July 4 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-07-04 15:44:19 GMT
    Deadly Accident graphicDeadly Accident graphic
    The 4th of July weekend is off to a deadly start.One person was killed in an accident around 2:00 Friday morning in Bamberg County, South Carolina.
    The 4th of July weekend is off to a deadly start.One person was killed in an accident around 2:00 Friday morning in Bamberg County, South Carolina.
  • Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

    Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

    Friday, July 4 2014 8:36 AM EDT2014-07-04 12:36:38 GMT
    Deadly Motorcycle Crash graphicDeadly Motorcycle Crash graphic
    A motorcycle accident in Aiken County claims the life of a Salley, South Carolina man.
    A motorcycle accident in Aiken County claims the life of a Salley, South Carolina man.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    Friday, July 4 2014 6:57 AM EDT2014-07-04 10:57:48 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: July 4, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 4, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 4, 2014

    Friday, July 4 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-07-04 10:52:46 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.
  • Fourth of July Firework Safety

    Fourth of July Firework Safety

    Thursday, July 3 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-07-03 21:35:54 GMT
    Firework safety on the Fourth of July.Firework safety on the Fourth of July.

    Doctors at Joseph M. Still Burn Center, say they see up to 40 burn patients, with firework related burns, on July 4th. News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter, looks into what you can do to keep yourself from becoming a statistic.

    Doctors at Joseph M. Still Burn Center, say they see up to 40 burn patients, with firework related burns, on July 4th. News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter, looks into what you can do to keep yourself from becoming a statistic.

  • Fireworks Thieves Arrested During Aiken Traffic Stop

    Fireworks Thieves Arrested During Aiken Traffic Stop

    Thursday, July 3 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-07-03 21:19:17 GMT
    Mug shots of Lancy Cheatham, Allen Jackson, and David Richardson (Credit: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)Mug shots of Lancy Cheatham, Allen Jackson, and David Richardson (Credit: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)
    Three men have been arrested in Aiken and accused of stealing a large amount of fireworks from a fireworks stand on east Pine Log Road.
    Three men have been arrested in Aiken and accused of stealing a large amount of fireworks from a fireworks stand on east Pine Log Road.
  • Photos: Hurricane Arthur along the Grand Strand

    Photos: Hurricane Arthur along the Grand Strand

    Thursday, July 3 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-03 21:15:33 GMT
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    Category 1 Hurricane Arthur passed near Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand on Thursday.The storm was forecast to move northeast and hug the NC coast and possibly come ashore on the Outer Banks on Thursday night.Little damage was reported in SC from the storm. Surf was high and warnings were out for rip tides, however some surfers braved the water.In other areas, the surf was close to sea walls and crashed into the bottom of piers in the area. About 10 foot waves were reported in the Pawleys Is...
    Category 1 Hurricane Arthur passed near Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand on Thursday.The storm was forecast to move northeast and hug the NC coast and possibly come ashore on the Outer Banks on Thursday night.Little damage was reported in SC from the storm. Surf was high and warnings were out for rip tides, however some surfers braved the water.In other areas, the surf was close to sea walls and crashed into the bottom of piers in the area. About 10 foot waves were reported in the Pawleys Is...
  • Walmart Hiring for Approximately 300 Jobs For New North Augusta Store

    Walmart Hiring for Approximately 300 Jobs For New North Augusta Store

    Thursday, July 3 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-07-03 20:04:22 GMT
    Walmart logo graphicWalmart logo graphic
    Walmart will hire approximately 300 associates to work at the new Walmart slated to open this fall in North Augusta.
    Walmart will hire approximately 300 associates to work at the new Walmart slated to open this fall in North Augusta.
  • CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 3, 2014

    CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 3, 2014

    Thursday, July 3 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-07-03 18:27:59 GMT
    Photo of Mary Morrison and Chris KanePhoto of Mary Morrison and Chris Kane
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Adopt-A-Pet: July 2, 2014

    Adopt-A-Pet: July 2, 2014

    Thursday, July 3 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-07-03 18:08:25 GMT
    The Aiken County Animal Services appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on July 2nd.
    The Aiken County Animal Services appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on July 2nd.
  • Use Extra Caution When Traveling This July 4th Weekend

    Use Extra Caution When Traveling This July 4th Weekend

    Thursday, July 3 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-07-03 17:51:06 GMT
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    Not even a hurricane will stop some folks from hitting the road this long July 4th holiday weekend. WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise explains some safe driving tips.
    Not even a hurricane will stop some folks from hitting the road this long July 4th holiday weekend. WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise explains some safe driving tips.
  • Approximate times Hurricane Arthur will pass through Grand Strand and NC

    Approximate times Hurricane Arthur will pass through Grand Strand and NC

    Thursday, July 3 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-07-03 15:43:52 GMT
    The latest forecast track from the National Hurricane Center shows Arthur should pass about 55 miles southeast of Wilmington around 9 pm Thursday evening as a category 1 hurricane. Here are someapproaching times when the storm will pass through parts of our viewing area:Georgetown, SC: 73 miles southeast at 3 pm Thursday Myrtle Beach, SC: 75 miles southeast at 5 pm Thursday Oak Island, NC: 55 miles southeast at 7 pm Thursday Southport, NC: 45 miles southeast at 8 pm Thursday Wilmington, NC: 5...
    The latest forecast track from the National Hurricane Center shows Arthur should pass about 55 miles southeast of Wilmington around 9 pm Thursday evening as a category 1 hurricane. Here are someapproaching times when the storm will pass through parts of our viewing area:Georgetown, SC: 73 miles southeast at 3 pm Thursday Myrtle Beach, SC: 75 miles southeast at 5 pm Thursday Oak Island, NC: 55 miles southeast at 7 pm Thursday Southport, NC: 45 miles southeast at 8 pm Thursday Wilmington, NC: 5...
  • Warrenville $1 Million Powerball Winner To Kick Off 4th Of July Holiday

    Warrenville $1 Million Powerball Winner To Kick Off 4th Of July Holiday

    Thursday, July 3 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-03 15:42:08 GMT
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    A Powerball® ticket worth $1 million was purchased from the 3 Way Food Mart 6 at 2260 Pine Log Road in Warrenville for Wednesday night’s drawing.
    A Powerball® ticket worth $1 million was purchased from the 3 Way Food Mart 6 at 2260 Pine Log Road in Warrenville for Wednesday night’s drawing.
  • Hurricane Arthur Spinning Past South Carolina On Its Way North

    Hurricane Arthur Spinning Past South Carolina On Its Way North

    Thursday, July 3 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-07-03 13:03:59 GMT
    Hurricane Arthur graphicHurricane Arthur graphic
    Hurricane Arthur is spinning past South Carolina as it moves north.
    Hurricane Arthur is spinning past South Carolina as it moves north.
  • 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, July 3 2014 7:20 AM EDT2014-07-03 11:20:34 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: June 3, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: June 3, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: June 3, 2014

    Thursday, July 3 2014 7:15 AM EDT2014-07-03 11:15:41 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.
  • Lifeguards prepare for dangerous rip currents caused by Hurricane Arthur

    Lifeguards prepare for dangerous rip currents caused by Hurricane Arthur

    Thursday, July 3 2014 6:25 AM EDT2014-07-03 10:25:03 GMT
    It is unknown how Tropical Storm Arthur will affect the Grand Strand, but lifeguards in Myrtle Beach are saying the ocean water has already become more dangerous.Wednesday, ocean conditions were already stronger and for a large part of the day lifeguards had red flags posted; cautioning beach goers."Big wave took me under, kids went flat under, the guys are out there now coming out sometimes without their bathing suit...
    It is unknown how Tropical Storm Arthur will affect the Grand Strand, but lifeguards in Myrtle Beach are saying the ocean water has already become more dangerous.Wednesday, ocean conditions were already stronger and for a large part of the day lifeguards had red flags posted; cautioning beach goers."Big wave took me under, kids went flat under, the guys are out there now coming out sometimes without their bathing suit...
  • Arthur the first storm for new interactive potential storm surge maps

    Arthur the first storm for new interactive potential storm surge maps

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-07-03 02:45:26 GMT
    The first new interactive color maps that show potential storm surge flooding from a tropical system are now live. Tropical Storm Arthur has given the National Hurricane Center the first chance to use the new mapping. The new tool using Google maps allows users to drill down to street level to see how much storm surge is likely in their area. “This map uses the best information available at the time it is issued, including uncertainties in the track, intensity, and size forecast,” says the...
    The first new interactive color maps that show potential storm surge flooding from a tropical system are now live. Tropical Storm Arthur has given the National Hurricane Center the first chance to use the new mapping. The new tool using Google maps allows users to drill down to street level to see how much storm surge is likely in their area. “This map uses the best information available at the time it is issued, including uncertainties in the track, intensity, and size forecast,” says the...
  • More Pets Go Missing July 4th, Numbers Show

    More Pets Go Missing July 4th, Numbers Show

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-07-02 22:57:45 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory explains why more pets go missing on July 4th than any other day of the year.
    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory explains why more pets go missing on July 4th than any other day of the year.
  • 15 charged in Horry County prostitution sweep

    15 charged in Horry County prostitution sweep

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-02 22:51:15 GMT
    Horry County Police have arrested more than a dozen people in a prostitution sweep this week. The busts started on Sunday around 2 pm and continued throughout the day, according to a Horry County Police report.
    Horry County Police have arrested more than a dozen people in a prostitution sweep this week. The busts started on Sunday around 2 pm and continued throughout the day, according to a Horry County Police report.
  • CSRA Evening News Update: July 2, 2014

    CSRA Evening News Update: July 2, 2014

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-07-02 22:23:45 GMT
    Photo of George Myers, John Hart, and Jennie MontgomeryPhoto of George Myers, John Hart, and Jennie Montgomery
    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.
  • Beachgoers Urged To Monitor Tropical Storm Arthur

    Beachgoers Urged To Monitor Tropical Storm Arthur

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-07-02 22:13:07 GMT
    Tropical Storm Arthur graphicTropical Storm Arthur graphic
    The South Carolina Emergency Management Division is urging people headed to the beaches this July 4th weekend to stay abreast of the latest information concerning Tropical Storm Arthur.
    The South Carolina Emergency Management Division is urging people headed to the beaches this July 4th weekend to stay abreast of the latest information concerning Tropical Storm Arthur.
  • South Carolina Highway Patrol Begins Increased July 4th Enforcement With Target Zero Focus

    South Carolina Highway Patrol Begins Increased July 4th Enforcement With Target Zero Focus

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-07-02 21:45:18 GMT
    South Carolina Highway Patrol Logo graphicSouth Carolina Highway Patrol Logo graphic
    The South Carolina Department of Public Safety urges motorists to plan early and leave plenty of time for travel since the number of motorists traveling this holiday is predicted to be up.
    The South Carolina Department of Public Safety urges motorists to plan early and leave plenty of time for travel since the number of motorists traveling this holiday is predicted to be up.
  • South Carolina Tax Cut Puts Local Projects in Jeopardy

    South Carolina Tax Cut Puts Local Projects in Jeopardy

    South Carolina Tax Cut Puts Local Projects in Jeopardy

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-07-02 21:11:31 GMT
    When people in South Carolina check out at the store, they are seeing lower totals at the cash register because of a tax break on groceries. However, the money they are saving is causing cities and counties to cut back on the number of local projects. When you see a new park pop up or a fire station expansion, these are the types of buildings that Capital Projects Sales Tax helps build. Last year, the state passed a l...
    When people in South Carolina check out at the store, they are seeing lower totals at the cash register because of a tax break on groceries. However, the money they are saving is causing cities and counties to cut back on the number of local projects. When you see a new park pop up or a fire station expansion, these are the types of buildings that Capital Projects Sales Tax helps build. Last year, the state passed a l...
  • Graco Recalls 1.9 Million Infant Car Seats

    Graco Recalls 1.9 Million Infant Car Seats

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-07-02 21:05:10 GMT
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that Graco has recalled 1.9 million infant car seats for a buckle malfunction.
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that Graco has recalled 1.9 million infant car seats for a buckle malfunction.
  • CSRA July 4th Celebrations

    CSRA July 4th Celebrations

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-07-02 20:13:08 GMT
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    We have compiled a list of planned July 4th celebrations throughout the CSRA. Click to take a look.
    We have compiled a list of planned July 4th celebrations throughout the CSRA. Click to take a look.
  • CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 2, 2014

    CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 2, 2014

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-07-02 18:56:18 GMT
    Photo of Mary Morrison and Chris KanePhoto of Mary Morrison and Chris Kane
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • CSRA Evening News Update: July 1, 2014

    CSRA Evening News Update: July 1, 2014

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-07-02 18:55:36 GMT
    Photo of Brad Means and Jennie MontgomeryPhoto of Brad Means and Jennie Montgomery
    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.
  • Aiken Public Safety Investigating Apartment Complex Shooting

    UPDATED ON 6: More Information Released In Aiken Apartment Complex Shooting

    UPDATED ON 6: More Information Released In Aiken Apartment Complex Shooting

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-07-02 14:46:08 GMT
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    Aiken Department of Public Safety officers are investigating a Tuesday night shooting in Aiken in which two people were injured.
    Aiken Department of Public Safety officers are investigating a Tuesday night shooting in Aiken in which two people were injured.
  • Suspect Wanted In North Augusta Gas Station Armed Robbery

    Suspect Wanted In North Augusta Gas Station Armed Robbery

    Suspect Wanted In North Augusta Gas Station Armed Robbery

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-07-02 13:00:20 GMT
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    North Augusta Department of Public Safety officers are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery investigation.
    North Augusta Department of Public Safety officers are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery investigation.
  • 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, July 2 2014 7:29 AM EDT2014-07-02 11:29:20 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: June 2, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: June 2, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: June 2, 2014

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 7:24 AM EDT2014-07-02 11:24:14 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.
  • Governor Talks Road and Bridge Repair

    Governor Talks Road and Bridge Repair

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-07-02 01:23:09 GMT
    Gov. Nikki Haley says she'll provide a roadmap in January for funding highway and bridge work in South Carolina without raising taxes and without relying on the "money tree." Haley said Tuesday she'll give legislators a plan that designates a revenue stream to road work. She offered no details, other than to say it doesn't involve the money tree. That's what she calls the difference between fall and spring revenue estimates. Last January, she recommended the Legislature designate that growth ...
    Gov. Nikki Haley says she'll provide a roadmap in January for funding highway and bridge work in South Carolina without raising taxes and without relying on the "money tree." Haley said Tuesday she'll give legislators a plan that designates a revenue stream to road work. She offered no details, other than to say it doesn't involve the money tree. That's what she calls the difference between fall and spring revenue estimates. Last January, she recommended the Legislature designate that growth ...
  • Simple Tips To Make Sure Your Kids And Your Car Don't Become A Deadly Combination

    Simple Tips To Make Sure Your Kids And Your Car Don't Become A Deadly Combination

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-01 22:06:53 GMT
    As you are out and about, going through your every day activities there are some simple tips you can follow that can help insure your kids, and the kids around you are safe.
    As you are out and about, going through your every day activities there are some simple tips you can follow that can help insure your kids, and the kids around you are safe.
  • Imagine Having A Fur Coat You Can't Remove

    Imagine Having A Fur Coat You Can't Remove

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-01 22:06:53 GMT
    For many people their pets are like family. They are babied and spoiled and sometimes even dressed up. Sometimes we forget, though, that our dogs and cats aren't like us.
    For many people their pets are like family. They are babied and spoiled and sometimes even dressed up. Sometimes we forget, though, that our dogs and cats aren't like us.
  • Heat and Kids: When Your Car Becomes An Oven

    Heat and Kids: When Your Car Becomes An Oven

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-01 22:06:53 GMT
    The heat of summer months can be miserable, but imagine being locked in a hot car. Misery takes on a whole new form, and it can actually be deadly.
    The heat of summer months can be miserable, but imagine being locked in a hot car. Misery takes on a whole new form, and it can actually be deadly.
  • North Augusta Mother Charged With Unlawful Conduct Towards A Child

    North Augusta Mother Charged With Unlawful Conduct Towards A Child

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-07-01 21:08:52 GMT
    Mug shot of Debra Lynn Harrell (Credit: North Augusta Department of Public Safety)Mug shot of Debra Lynn Harrell (Credit: North Augusta Department of Public Safety)
    A North Augusta mother has been charged with Unlawful Conduct Towards a Child.
    A North Augusta mother has been charged with Unlawful Conduct Towards a Child.
  • South Carolina Not Footing the Whole Bill for Storm Clean-Up

    South Carolina Not Footing the Whole Bill for Storm Clean-Up

    South Carolina Not Footing the Whole Bill for Storm Clean-Up

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-01 21:03:33 GMT
    Aiken County is ready to cash in when it comes to ice storm clean-up costs. This county was one of the hardest hit areas in theCSRA during February's ice storm. As the debris clean-up finally finishes, the total costs are coming in, and the price tag is not pretty.Just imagine 1.5 million cubic yards. This is the amount of debris picked up in Aiken County after the ice storm. The county projected the aftermath to be a...
    Aiken County is ready to cash in when it comes to ice storm clean-up costs. This county was one of the hardest hit areas in theCSRA during February's ice storm. As the debris clean-up finally finishes, the total costs are coming in, and the price tag is not pretty.Just imagine 1.5 million cubic yards. This is the amount of debris picked up in Aiken County after the ice storm. The county projected the aftermath to be a...
  • CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 1, 2014

    CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 1, 2014

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-07-01 17:41:56 GMT
    Photo of MAry Morrison and Chris KanePhoto of MAry Morrison and Chris Kane
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • CSRA Morning News Update: July 1, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 1, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 1, 2014

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 6:14 AM EDT2014-07-01 10:14:08 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.
  • Kids paying to help their community

    Kids paying to help their community

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 12:21 AM EDT2014-07-01 04:21:17 GMT
    Kids fixing homes for the community.Kids fixing homes for the community.
    South Carolina United Methodist Conference has found a way to get teenagers to help their community during the summer and pay to help. News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter visited one of the sites where kids were fixing an elderly woman's home, and enjoying it.
    South Carolina United Methodist Conference has found a way to get teenagers to help their community during the summer and pay to help. News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter visited one of the sites where kids were fixing an elderly woman's home, and enjoying it.

  • WAFJ Celebrating Christmas in July to Benefit SafeHomes

    WAFJ Celebrating Christmas in July to Benefit SafeHomes

    Monday, June 30 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-07-01 03:15:17 GMT
    88.3 WAFJ will broadcast on location at a different Arby's every Thursday in July from 12 noon to 2pm. They'll be collecting items for the shelters like cleaning supplies, children's and women's clothing, and school supplies. All items should be brand new and unused. For a complete listing of needed items and a schedule for the weekly stops check the station's website at www.WAFJ.com.SafeHomes of Augusta is dedicated to stemming the tide of domestic violence in the CSRA by providing a safe ha...
    88.3 WAFJ will broadcast on location at a different Arby's every Thursday in July from 12 noon to 2pm. They'll be collecting items for the shelters like cleaning supplies, children's and women's clothing, and school supplies. All items should be brand new and unused. For a complete listing of needed items and a schedule for the weekly stops check the station's website at www.WAFJ.com.SafeHomes of Augusta is dedicated to stemming the tide of domestic violence in the CSRA by providing a safe ha...
  • DSS Caseloads Larger Than Recommended in 12 Counties

    DSS Caseloads Larger Than Recommended in 12 Counties

    Monday, June 30 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-01 02:37:03 GMT
    Caseworkers at the South Carolina Department of Social Services are handling caseloads above what’s recommended by a national child welfare group, according to DSS’s own numbers. 7 On Your Side obtained the numbers for how many cases all caseworkers were handling on May 19. The Child Welfare League of America recommends that caseworkers handle no more than 12 cases that involve investigations, 17 cases of family preservation, or 12 to 15 foster care cases. But two caseworkers in Lexington Cou...
    Caseworkers at the South Carolina Department of Social Services are handling caseloads above what’s recommended by a national child welfare group, according to DSS’s own numbers. 7 On Your Side obtained the numbers for how many cases all caseworkers were handling on May 19. The Child Welfare League of America recommends that caseworkers handle no more than 12 cases that involve investigations, 17 cases of family preservation, or 12 to 15 foster care cases. But two caseworkers in Lexington Cou...
  • Gas Prices on the Rise

    Gas Prices on the Rise

    Monday, June 30 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-07-01 02:31:10 GMT
    You may want to check the pump before making travel plans this holiday weekend.The average for regular fuel this week in the Augusta-Aiken area is $3.51/gallon-- up more than a quarter from this time last year. The trend was the same for other gas types. Nationally, the average for regular fuel is $3.68/gallon.But are those rising prices enough to keep you parked, or will your patriotic plans still put you on the road this weekend? We talked to your friends and neighbors about the high cost o...
    You may want to check the pump before making travel plans this holiday weekend.The average for regular fuel this week in the Augusta-Aiken area is $3.51/gallon-- up more than a quarter from this time last year. The trend was the same for other gas types. Nationally, the average for regular fuel is $3.68/gallon.But are those rising prices enough to keep you parked, or will your patriotic plans still put you on the road this weekend? We talked to your friends and neighbors about the high cost o...
  • Gov. Haley receives commemorative SC gun from PTR

    Gov. Haley receives commemorative SC gun from PTR

    Monday, June 30 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-07-01 01:30:44 GMT
    Governor Nikki Haley toured the PTR Industries facility in Aynor Monday and received a commemorative South Carolina gun from PTR Industries.
    Governor Nikki Haley toured the PTR Industries facility in Aynor Monday and received a commemorative South Carolina gun from PTR Industries.
  • Deadly Shooting Suspect Surrenders & is charged with murder and weapons charges

    Deadly Shooting Suspect Surrenders & is charged with murder and weapons charges

    Monday, June 30 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-07-01 01:08:42 GMT
    Mug shot of Raekwon Clifton (Credit: Williston Police Department)Mug shot of Raekwon Clifton (Credit: Williston Police Department)
    The Williston Police Department surrenders to officials
    The Williston Police Department surrenders to officials
  • Challenger Calling for Governor to Release Tax Info

    Challenger Calling for Governor to Release Tax Info

    Monday, June 30 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-07-01 00:14:31 GMT
    South Carolina's Democratic nominee for governor has released his 2013 tax returns and again called on Gov. Nikki Haley to release more of hers. Sen. Vincent Sheheen's total income last year was $333,000, while his taxable income was $306,000. Sheheen made nearly $110,000 more than in 2012, attributed to fluctuations in his business. Eighty-five percent of his income came from his law firm. The returns provided Tuesday are in addition to the three years he released last year and 10 years' wor...
    South Carolina's Democratic nominee for governor has released his 2013 tax returns and again called on Gov. Nikki Haley to release more of hers. Sen. Vincent Sheheen's total income last year was $333,000, while his taxable income was $306,000. Sheheen made nearly $110,000 more than in 2012, attributed to fluctuations in his business. Eighty-five percent of his income came from his law firm. The returns provided Tuesday are in addition to the three years he released last year and 10 years' wor...
  • CSRA Evening News Update: June 30, 2014

    CSRA Evening News Update: June 30, 2014

    Monday, June 30 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-06-30 22:30:53 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Teen Wanted in Town's First Murder in 7 Years

    Teen Wanted in Town's First Murder in 7 Years

    Monday, June 30 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-06-30 21:41:28 GMT

    Teen wanted in connection with the first murder in seven years in Williston, S.C.

    Teen wanted in connection with the first murder in seven years in Williston, S.C.

  • SC college bringing back cheerleading squad

    SC college bringing back cheerleading squad

    Monday, June 30 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-06-30 19:03:59 GMT
    This season there will be a Citadel Cheer squad gracing the sidelines of Johnson Haygood Stadium -- and just about anyone can be a member of the group.Due to lack of participants last year, the college replaced the cheer squad with a spirit squad.
    This season there will be a Citadel Cheer squad gracing the sidelines of Johnson Haygood Stadium -- and just about anyone can be a member of the group.Due to lack of participants last year, the college replaced the cheer squad with a spirit squad.
  • CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: June 30, 2014

    CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: June 30, 2014

    Monday, June 30 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-06-30 18:44:50 GMT
    Photo of Dee Griffin and Chris KanePhoto of Dee Griffin and Chris Kane
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Partially Burned Body Found In North Augusta Identified; Death Ruled A Suicide

    UPDATED ON 6: Partially Burned Body Found In North Augusta Identified; Death Ruled A Suicide

    Monday, June 30 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-06-30 18:21:43 GMT
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    Friday morning, a partially burned body was found in the back yard of a residence in North Augusta.
    Friday morning, a partially burned body was found in the back yard of a residence in North Augusta.
  • 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, June 30 2014 7:36 AM EDT2014-06-30 11:36:02 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
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