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  • Project Jackson Clears Hurdle, One Step Closer To Happening

    Project Jackson Clears Hurdle, One Step Closer To Happening

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:44:04 GMT
    Photo of artist's rendering of the proposed Project Jackson in North AugustaPhoto of artist's rendering of the proposed Project Jackson in North Augusta
    Project Jackson is one step closer to happening. South Carolina Judge Ernest Kinard ruled in favor of the city of North Augusta in a lawsuit that was challenging the project's financing plan.
    Project Jackson is one step closer to happening. South Carolina Judge Ernest Kinard ruled in favor of the city of North Augusta in a lawsuit that was challenging the project's financing plan.
  • Busch Gardens Tampa delays opening of Falcon's Fury thrill ride

    Busch Gardens Tampa delays opening of Falcon's Fury thrill ride

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:40:14 GMT
    Rendering courtesy Busch GardensRendering courtesy Busch Gardens
    Busch Gardens Tampa says the opening of their newest thrill ride Falcon's Fury will be delayed.
    Busch Gardens Tampa says the opening of their newest thrill ride Falcon's Fury will be delayed.
  • Partridge Inn Gets New Management Comany

    Partridge Inn Gets New Management Company

    Partridge Inn Gets New Management Company

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:56:45 GMT
    Photo of the Partridge InnPhoto of the Partridge Inn
    Following a June auction, Partridge Inn Holdings, LLC has officially acquired The Partridge Inn in Augusta, Georgia with a top bid of $4.25 million. The deal closed on Monday.
    Following a June auction, Partridge Inn Holdings, LLC has officially acquired The Partridge Inn in Augusta, Georgia with a top bid of $4.25 million. The deal closed on Monday.
  • Restaurant's Toxic Tea Leaves 67-Year-Old Woman In Critical Condition

    Restaurant's Toxic Tea Leaves 67-Year-Old Woman In Critical Condition

    Friday, August 15 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-08-15 21:57:16 GMT
    Photo of Jan Harding, who was poisoned after drinking iced tead at a South Jordan, Utah Dickey's Barbeque Pit restaurant, and her husband, Jim Harding (Credit: ABC News)Photo of Jan Harding, who was poisoned after drinking iced tead at a South Jordan, Utah Dickey's Barbeque Pit restaurant, and her husband, Jim Harding (Credit: ABC News)
    A Utah woman is in critical condition after drinking sweet tea laced with the industrial cleaning chemical lye at a restaurant. Police are now investigating if this was intentional or an accident. ABC News' Neal Karlinsky has the story.
    A Utah woman is in critical condition after drinking sweet tea laced with the industrial cleaning chemical lye at a restaurant. Police are now investigating if this was intentional or an accident. ABC News' Neal Karlinsky has the story.
  • Drunk Without Drinking Alcohol: Strange Condition Ferments Food In Gut

    Drunk Without Drinking Alcohol: Strange Condition Ferments Food In Gut

    Friday, August 15 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-08-15 21:10:35 GMT
    PHOTO: Auto-brewery syndrome made Nick Hess, left, and Matthew Hogg, right, appear to be drunk even when they hadn't been drinking. PHOTO: Auto-brewery syndrome made Nick Hess, left, and Matthew Hogg, right, appear to be drunk even when they hadn't been drinking.
    Some people are affected with a rare condition that makes them appear to be drunk even though they have not been drinking.
    Some people are affected with a rare condition that makes them appear to be drunk even though they have not been drinking.
  • New Adoption Policy Helps, But More Animals Coming To Shelter Than Going To New Homes

    New Adoption Policy Helps, But More Animals Coming To Shelter Than Going To New Homes

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:02:36 GMT
    Photos of dogs in the Augusta Animal ShelterPhotos of dogs in the Augusta Animal Shelter
    A month ago, a new adoption policy was approved to ease the way for rescue group to get animals out of Augusta's Animal Shelter, but in the last four weeks, three times more animals are coming in than going to new homes.WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    A month ago, a new adoption policy was approved to ease the way for rescue group to get animals out of Augusta's Animal Shelter, but in the last four weeks, three times more animals are coming in than going to new homes.WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Company outlines processes for contacting customers and receiving payments

    SCAM ALERT: Georgia Power Issues Statewide “Scam” Warning For Customers

    SCAM ALERT: Georgia Power Issues Statewide “Scam” Warning For Customers

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:29:20 GMT
    Scam Alert graphicScam Alert graphic
    Georgia Power has issued a warning for all of its Georgia customers concerning a scam that, company officials, say attempts to defraud business and residential customers.
    Georgia Power has issued a warning for all of its Georgia customers concerning a scam that, company officials, say attempts to defraud business and residential customers.
  • PHOTOS: 4 Injured After Car Crashes Into Panera Bread In Augusta

    PHOTOS: 4 Injured After Car Crashes Into Panera Bread In Augusta

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:16:00 GMT
    Car crashed into Panera Bread on Robert C. Daniel Parkway. Car crashed into Panera Bread on Robert C. Daniel Parkway.
    Commotion ensued after a car crashing into Panera Bread on Robert C. Daniel Wednesday afternoon, injuring four people. Georgia State Patrol troopers say an elderly woman was attempting to park when she ran over the sidewalk and into the building. WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter was one of the first people on the scene and she has the story.
    Commotion ensued after a car crashing into Panera Bread on Robert C. Daniel Wednesday afternoon, injuring four people. Georgia State Patrol troopers say an elderly woman was attempting to park when she ran over the sidewalk and into the building. WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter was one of the first people on the scene and she has the story.
  • Children's Hospital Of Georgia Patients Serving Blizzards At Dairy Queen Locations On Miracle Treat Day

    Children's Hospital Of Georgia Patients Serving Blizzards At Dairy Queen Locations On Miracle Treat Day

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-08-14 16:18:41 GMT
    Miracle Treat Day 2014 graphicMiracle Treat Day 2014 graphic
    Miracle Treat Day, a Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals fundraiser, is being held all day Thursday at CSRA Dairy Queen locations.
    Miracle Treat Day, a Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals fundraiser, is being held all day Thursday at CSRA Dairy Queen locations.
  • Paving Smoothes Way For New Highland Avenue Crosswalk

    Paving Smoothes Way For New Highland Avenue Crosswalk

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-14 01:48:27 GMT
    Photo of crew working on Highland Avenue in Augusta where a new pedestrian crosswalk will be put inPhoto of crew working on Highland Avenue in Augusta where a new pedestrian crosswalk will be put in
    Neighborhood complaints about safety on Highland Avenue has the city of Augusta moving forward with a new pedestrian crosswalk.
    Neighborhood complaints about safety on Highland Avenue has the city of Augusta moving forward with a new pedestrian crosswalk.
  • DEVELOPING ON 6: Car Crashes Into Panera Bread In Augusta

    DEVELOPING ON 6: Car Crashes Into Panera Bread In Augusta

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-13 22:00:05 GMT
    Photo of a car that crashed into Panera Bread off Robert C. Daniel Parkway in Augusta Wednesday afternoon.Photo of a car that crashed into Panera Bread off Robert C. Daniel Parkway in Augusta Wednesday afternoon.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has released more information concerning the crash of a vehicle into Panera Bread's location on Robert C. Daniel Parkeway Wednesday afternoon.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has released more information concerning the crash of a vehicle into Panera Bread's location on Robert C. Daniel Parkeway Wednesday afternoon.
  • OSHA Investigating Deadly Richmond County Garbage Truck Crash

    OSHA Investigating Deadly Richmond County Garbage Truck Crash

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:25:23 GMT
    Photo of the scene where a garbage truck rolled down a ravine off Rollins Road in Augusta, resulting in the death of the driver, 31-year-old Kennedy Fordham.Photo of the scene where a garbage truck rolled down a ravine off Rollins Road in Augusta, resulting in the death of the driver, 31-year-old Kennedy Fordham.
    There is new information concerning a deadly crash in Richmond County involving a trash truck that rolled down into a ravine.
    There is new information concerning a deadly crash in Richmond County involving a trash truck that rolled down into a ravine.
  • Congressman John Barrow Announces $4.8 Million FEMA Grant For Richmond County

    Congressman John Barrow Announces $4.8 Million FEMA Grant For Richmond County

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:02:49 GMT
    Photo of Congressman John Barrow (GA-12)Photo of Congressman John Barrow (GA-12)
    Wednesday, U.S. Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) announced that Richmond County would receive over $4.8 million in funding from FEMA) for debris removal from the ice storms earlier this year.
    Wednesday, U.S. Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) announced that Richmond County would receive over $4.8 million in funding from FEMA) for debris removal from the ice storms earlier this year.
  • PHOTOS: Burned Out Broad Street Building Being Torn Down

    PHOTOS: Burned Out Broad Street Building Being Torn Down

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:52:32 GMT
    Photo of a burned out building on Broad Street at 12 Street, in downtown Augusta, being demolished.Photo of a burned out building on Broad Street at 12 Street, in downtown Augusta, being demolished.
    It was destroyed in a fire back in January. Now, eight months later, a Broad Street building is finally being demolished, but the work has forced neighbors out who are now looking to get back.
    It was destroyed in a fire back in January. Now, eight months later, a Broad Street building is finally being demolished, but the work has forced neighbors out who are now looking to get back.
  • Depression Study at GRU Looks at Electric and Magnetic Brain Stimulation

    Depression Study at GRU Looks at Electric and Magnetic Brain Stimulation

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:52:11 GMT
    Psychiatrists at GRU are studying brain stimulation as GRU is one of seven sites conducting a federally-funded study looking at how effectively ECT keeps depressed seniors in remission.
    Psychiatrists at GRU are studying brain stimulation as GRU is one of seven sites conducting a federally-funded study looking at how effectively ECT keeps depressed seniors in remission.
  • Using Brain Stimulation Technology to Treat Depression

    Using Brain Stimulation Technology to Treat Depression

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:48:00 GMT
    Psychiatrists at the Medical College of GA at GRU are treating depression with technology, which offers a window of opportunity to address the behaviors like social phobias.
    Psychiatrists at the Medical College of GA at GRU are treating depression with technology, which offers a window of opportunity to address the behaviors like social phobias.
  • PHOTOS: Augusta Needs Help If It's Going To Maintain Gateways For Cyber Command

    PHOTOS: Augusta Needs Help If It's Going To Maintain Gateways For Cyber Command

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:32:56 GMT
    Photo of high grass and weeds at one of Augusta's entrywaysPhoto of high grass and weeds at one of Augusta's entryways
    Some Augusta leaders are pushing for  a city takeover of two state roads leading to Fort Gordon for the coming of Cyber Command, but Augusta doesn't have the money. That's why the search is on for private help. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola reports.
    Some Augusta leaders are pushing for  a city takeover of two state roads leading to Fort Gordon for the coming of Cyber Command, but Augusta doesn't have the money. That's why the search is on for private help. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola reports.

  • PHOTOS: Augusta Car Club Giving Away School Clothes And Supplies

    PHOTOS: Augusta Car Club Giving Away School Clothes And Supplies

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:04:11 GMT
    Photo of the Free School Supplies Sign put up in Augudsta by the GM Boyz car clubPhoto of the Free School Supplies Sign put up in Augudsta by the GM Boyz car club
    A CSRA charity project is helping kids in need go back to school in style.
    A CSRA charity project is helping kids in need go back to school in style.
  • BREAKING ON 6: Traffic Lights Out On Lewiston Road

    BREAKING ON 6: Traffic Lights Out On Lewiston Road

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-12 18:35:52 GMT
    Traffic Alert Text graphicTraffic Alert Text graphic
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that traffic lights are out along Lewiston Road.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that traffic lights are out along Lewiston Road.
  • 50+ Employers Looking to Hire at Aiken Co. Job Fair 8/12

    50+ Employers Looking to Hire at Aiken Co. Job Fair 8/12

    Monday, August 11 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-08-11 23:10:21 GMT
    Bi-Lo, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of SC and GlaxoSmithKline are some of the participants in the Aiken County Job Fair Tuesday, August 12th from 10am -2pm at Aiken Technical College Gymnasium.
    Bi-Lo, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of SC and GlaxoSmithKline are some of the participants in the Aiken County Job Fair Tuesday, August 12th from 10am -2pm at Aiken Technical College Gymnasium.
  • From Taxes To Movie Tickets: Augusta Commissioner Bill Lockett

    From Taxes To Movie Tickets: Augusta Commissioner Bill Lockett

    Monday, August 11 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-08-11 16:23:10 GMT
    Commissioner Bill Lockett has been serving the residents of District 5 and the citizens of Augusta as a whole since he was elected in 2009. He's a familiar face on the news, but this week he joined us at Television Park to be able to talk in depth about the issues facing the city.
    Commissioner Bill Lockett has been serving the residents of District 5 and the citizens of Augusta as a whole since he was elected in 2009. He's a familiar face on the news, but this week he joined us at Television Park to be able to talk in depth about the issues facing the city.
  • Congressman Joe Wilson Updates Us On His Efforts in D.C.

    Congressman Joe Wilson Updates Us On His Efforts in D.C.

    Monday, August 11 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-08-11 16:23:10 GMT
    Even though Congress is in recess, Congressman Joe Wilson is still hard at work. The representative of South Carolina's 2nd District was in the CSRA this week, and took time out to come by Television Park on Thursday. When he did he became a welcomed addition to "The Means Report" lineup.
    Even though Congress is in recess, Congressman Joe Wilson is still hard at work. The representative of South Carolina's 2nd District was in the CSRA this week, and took time out to come by Television Park on Thursday. When he did he became a welcomed addition to "The Means Report" lineup.
  • A guide for fliers worried about Ebola outbreak

    A guide for fliers worried about Ebola outbreak

    Sunday, August 10 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-08-10 15:46:24 GMT
    As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa worsens, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. Below are some key questions about the disease, what airlines...
    As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa worsens, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. Below are some key questions about the disease, what airlines are doing...
  • Augusta West Rotary Members Kick-Off New Year of Mentoring

    Augusta West Rotary Members Kick-Off New Year of Mentoring

    Friday, August 8 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-08-09 02:17:59 GMT
    The Augusta West Rotary Club held its yearly kick-off breakfast for it's mentoring program at A. Brian Merry Elementary School.
    The Augusta West Rotary Club held its yearly kick-off breakfast for it's mentoring program at A. Brian Merry Elementary School.
  • 6 Investigates: Man Says eBay Car Caught Fire, Wants Money Back

    6 Investigates: Man Says eBay Car Caught Fire, Wants Money Back

    Friday, August 8 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-08-08 22:15:26 GMT
    A Grovetown man says he is down $5,500 after he bought a truck on eBay. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
    A Grovetown man says he is down $5,500 after he bought a truck on eBay. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.

  • Trampoline Park Coming To Augusta

    Trampoline Park Coming To Augusta

    Friday, August 8 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-08 21:01:17 GMT
    Photo of what an AirStrike Trampoline Parks looks like on the insidePhoto of what an AirStrike Trampoline Parks looks like on the inside
    The world's largest developer and operator of indoor trampoline parks is bringing a world-class facility to Augusta.
    The world's largest developer and operator of indoor trampoline parks is bringing a world-class facility to Augusta.
  • GM Issues Third Recall On SUVs For Fire Risk

    GM Issues Third Recall On SUVs For Fire Risk

    Friday, August 8 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-08-08 14:06:57 GMT
    GM Recall graphicGM Recall graphic
    General Motors' troubles with safety recalls have surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire.
    General Motors' troubles with safety recalls have surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire.
  • Customer buys 23 Burger King pies to spite snotty kid

    Customer buys 23 Burger King pies to spite snotty kid

    Friday, August 8 2014 6:57 AM EDT2014-08-08 10:57:23 GMT
    Burger King Facebook photoBurger King Facebook photo
    A visit to Burger King went horribly wrong for one Reddit user, whose post about the experience with a snotty kid and Burger King pies has gone viral.
    A visit to Burger King went horribly wrong for one Reddit user, whose post about the experience with a snotty kid and Burger King pies has gone viral.
  • With Property Tax Increase, Augusta Commissioner Calls Storm Water Fee Dead In The Water

    With Property Tax Increase, Augusta Commissioner Calls Storm Water Fee Dead In The Water

    Thursday, August 7 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-08-07 23:39:33 GMT
    Photo of storm water in AugustaPhoto of storm water in Augusta
    Augusta engineers have been working for years to implement a Storm Water Utility Fee, with final approval planned for next month. But, after approving a property tax hike for this year, some Commissioners now questions the fee's chances.; WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Augusta engineers have been working for years to implement a Storm Water Utility Fee, with final approval planned for next month. But, after approving a property tax hike for this year, some Commissioners now questions the fee's chances.; WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.

  • Family's heart wrenching story gets national attention

    Family's heart wrenching story gets national attention

    Thursday, August 7 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-08-07 22:46:31 GMT
    Connor's name will be added to this memorial honoring those who have donated their organs. Facebook photoConnor's name will be added to this memorial honoring those who have donated their organs. Facebook photo
    The heartbroken family of a California teen who died after smoking one hit of synthetic pot is taking their message about the dangerous drug to TV. 
    The heartbroken family of a California teen who died after smoking one hit of synthetic pot is taking their message about the dangerous drug to TV. 
  • Changes In Legislation Allows Video To Be Used As Evidence In School Bus Stop Arm Violations

    Do You Know When To Stop For A School Bus?

    Do You Know When To Stop For A School Bus?

    Thursday, August 7 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-08-07 19:13:31 GMT
    School bus safety graphic (Credit: South Carolina Department of Public Safety)School bus safety graphic (Credit: South Carolina Department of Public Safety)
    Do you know when, according to state laws, you are required to stop for a school bus? Click for the answers.
    Do you know when, according to state laws, you are required to stop for a school bus? Click for the answers.
  • Insurer Pays Off Lawsuit With Thousands In Coins

    Insurer Pays Off Lawsuit With Thousands In Coins

    Thursday, August 7 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-08-07 16:02:23 GMT
    Andres Carrasco was paid with buckets of change for a partial settlement in a 2012 lawsuit against Adrianaís Insurance Services, a Rancho Cucamonga, California-based company.  (Associated Press)Andres Carrasco was paid with buckets of change for a partial settlement in a 2012 lawsuit against Adrianaís Insurance Services, a Rancho Cucamonga, California-based company. (Associated Press)
    An insurance company settled a lawsuit with a Los Angeles man by dropping off buckets full of thousands of quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies, his attorney said Wednesday.
    An insurance company settled a lawsuit with a Los Angeles man by dropping off buckets full of thousands of quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies, his attorney said Wednesday.
  • New Harry Potter attraction opens at Universal Orlando

    New Harry Potter attraction opens at Universal Orlando

    Thursday, August 7 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-07 13:28:07 GMT
    Harry Potter fans enter Diagon' Alley Tuesday. WESH TV photoHarry Potter fans enter Diagon' Alley Tuesday. WESH TV photo
    Fans waited in line at Universal Orlando Resort for Tuesday's opening of the new attraction, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley.
    Fans waited in line at Universal Orlando Resort for Tuesday's opening of the new attraction, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley.
  • Target publicly endorses same-sex marriage

    Target publicly endorses same-sex marriage

    Thursday, August 7 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-08-07 13:22:25 GMT
    Target Corp. is adding its name to a legal defense of gay marriage, joining other large companies that are taking a stand, just four years after the retailer came under criticism for supporting a strident opponent of same-sex unions. Target said it has signed a court brief backing marriage equality in a pending court case and publicly declared its support of gay marriage, a move similar to those taken by Starbucks, Intel and Apple."It is our belief that everyone should be treated equally unde...
    Target Corp. is adding its name to a legal defense of gay marriage, joining other large companies that are taking a stand, just four years after the retailer came under criticism for supporting a strident opponent of same-sex unions. Target said it has signed a court brief backing marriage equality in a pending court case and publicly declared its support of gay marriage, a move similar to those taken by Starbucks, Intel and Apple."It is our belief that everyone should be treated equally unde...
  • University Launches Breast Milk Bank for Preemies

    University Launches Breast Milk Bank for Preemies

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-08-07 02:28:01 GMT
    University Health Care Foundation has launched a $320,000 campaign to create a Breast Milk Lab for University Hospital’s Special Care Nursery.
    University Health Care Foundation has launched a $320,000 campaign to create a Breast Milk Lab for University Hospital’s Special Care Nursery.
  • Following The Fire Department's Lead, Augusta Utilities Department Will Make Case For Pay Raises

    Following The Fire Department's Lead, Augusta Utilities Department Will Make Case For Pay Raises

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-08-06 23:11:46 GMT
    Photo of the Augusta Utilities DepartmentPhoto of the Augusta Utilities Department
    Augusta Commissioners approved pay raises for the Augusta Fire Department to keep workers on the job. Now, the Augusta Utilities Department is wanting raises for its employees. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Augusta Commissioners approved pay raises for the Augusta Fire Department to keep workers on the job. Now, the Augusta Utilities Department is wanting raises for its employees. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Governor Nikki Haley Signs Landmark Solar Energy Bill

    Governor Nikki Haley Signs Landmark Solar Energy Bill

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-08-06 21:55:27 GMT
    Photo: Governor Nikki Haley is joined Wednesday by Senator Greg Gregory and representatives from the electric cooperatives, utilities, and environmental organizations for a ceremonial signing of S.1189, the S.C. Distributed Energy Resource Program Act.Photo: Governor Nikki Haley is joined Wednesday by Senator Greg Gregory and representatives from the electric cooperatives, utilities, and environmental organizations for a ceremonial signing of S.1189, the S.C. Distributed Energy Resource Program Act.
    Wednesday, Governor Nikki Haley signed the S.C. Distributed Energy Resource Program Act into law.
    Wednesday, Governor Nikki Haley signed the S.C. Distributed Energy Resource Program Act into law.
  • SCAM ALERT: Richmond County Sheriff's Office Issues Warning About Green Dot Scam

    SCAM ALERT: Richmond County Sheriff's Office Issues Warning About Green Dot Scam

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-08-06 21:42:11 GMT
    Photo of a Green Dot MoneyPak cardPhoto of a Green Dot MoneyPak card
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is issuing a warning about the recent Green Dot Scam that appears to be the recent trend.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is issuing a warning about the recent Green Dot Scam that appears to be the recent trend.
  • Columbia County Commission Passes SPLOST List

    Columbia County Commission Passes SPLOST List

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-08-06 02:42:33 GMT
    Across Georgia graphicAcross Georgia graphic
    Columbia County Commissioners passed the 2017-2022 $144 million SPLOST projects list, which includes $30 million earmarked for new hospital project, $9 million for a new Cultural Arts Center and $19 million for renovations and a parking garage at the Justice Center.
    Columbia County Commissioners passed the 2017-2022 $144 million SPLOST projects list, which includes $30 million earmarked for new hospital project, $9 million for a new Cultural Arts Center and $19 million for renovations and a parking garage at the Justice Center.
  • Fact Check: Nikki Haley’s New Welfare-to-Work Ad

    Fact Check: Nikki Haley’s New Welfare-to-Work Ad

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-08-06 01:05:18 GMT
    Gov. Nikki Haley has a new TV ad out in her re-election campaign that says 20,000 South Carolinians have been moved off of welfare by getting jobs.The ad is true, according to DSS.
    Gov. Nikki Haley has a new TV ad out in her re-election campaign that says 20,000 South Carolinians have been moved off of welfare by getting jobs.The ad is true, according to DSS.
  • More People Playing, Winning Money in SC Education Lottery

    More People Playing, Winning Money in SC Education Lottery

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 1:12 AM EDT2014-08-05 05:12:42 GMT
    The South Carolina Education Lottery set records for ticket sales and the amount of money raised for education in the last fiscal year.
    The South Carolina Education Lottery set records for ticket sales and the amount of money raised for education in the last fiscal year.
  • 88.3 WAFJ Sponsors Christmas In July Donation Drive for SafeHomes of Augusta

    88.3 WAFJ Sponsors Christmas In July Donation Drive for SafeHomes of Augusta

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-08-05 04:24:46 GMT
    Christmas comes early at SafeHomes of Augusta! 88.3 WAFJ listeners donated more than 3,000 items and $1300 during the month of July.
    Christmas comes early at SafeHomes of Augusta! 88.3 WAFJ listeners donated more than 3,000 items and $1300 during the month of July.
  • Calhoun Expressway Removal Seen As Long-Range Plan

    Calhoun Expressway Removal Seen As Long-Range Plan

    Monday, August 4 2014 7:22 PM EDT2014-08-04 23:22:58 GMT
    Photo of the Calhoun Expressway in downtown AugustaPhoto of the Calhoun Expressway in downtown Augusta
    Augusta Commissioner Bill Lockett wants city engineers to review removing the raised portions of the Calhoun Expressway. Recent studies have said there are benefits, but city engineers see this idea as one that's a long way down the road. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Augusta Commissioner Bill Lockett wants city engineers to review removing the raised portions of the Calhoun Expressway. Recent studies have said there are benefits, but city engineers see this idea as one that's a long way down the road. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.

  • PF Chang's Names 33 Restaurants In Data Breach

    PF Chang's Names 33 Restaurants In Data Breach

    Monday, August 4 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-08-04 20:24:44 GMT
    P.F. Chang's China Bistro logo graphicP.F. Chang's China Bistro logo graphic
    P.F. Chang's is providing more details on its ongoing investigation into a security breach, saying data may have been stolen from certain credit and debit cards used at 33 P.F. Chang's China Bistro restaurants in the U.S.
    P.F. Chang's is providing more details on its ongoing investigation into a security breach, saying data may have been stolen from certain credit and debit cards used at 33 P.F. Chang's China Bistro restaurants in the U.S.
  • FDA Issues Warning About Use Of Powdered Caffeine

    FDA Issues Warning About Use Of Powdered Caffeine

    Monday, August 4 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-08-04 19:34:36 GMT
    Photo of powdered caffeinePhoto of powdered caffeine
    The FDA is warning about powdered pure caffeine being marketed directly to consumers, and recommends avoiding these products.  In particular, FDA is concerned about powdered pure caffeine sold in bulk bags over the internet.
    The FDA is warning about powdered pure caffeine being marketed directly to consumers, and recommends avoiding these products.  In particular, FDA is concerned about powdered pure caffeine sold in bulk bags over the internet.
  • Augusta Commissioner Asks Why Other Two Finalists For City Administrator Not Being Considered

    Augusta Commissioner Asks Why Other Two Finalists For City Administrator Not Being Considered

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:53:09 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Commissioner Marion WilliamsPhoto of Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams
    An Augusta Commissioner says the search for a new City Administrator needs to continue.
    An Augusta Commissioner says the search for a new City Administrator needs to continue.
  • PHOTOS and VIDEO: Unwanted Richmond County Dogs Get A Second Chance

    PHOTOS and VIDEO: Unwanted Richmond County Dogs Get A Second Chance

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:08:15 GMT
    Animals being prepped for their big trip.Animals being prepped for their big trip.
    WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter tells us about a rescue group from Florida that is taking in 26 dogs from Richmond County who would probably not be adopted otherwise.
    WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter tells us about a rescue group from Florida that is taking in 26 dogs from Richmond County who would probably not be adopted otherwise.
  • South Carolina Prescription Drug Abuse Council Meets To Tackle Prescription Drug Abuse

    South Carolina Prescription Drug Abuse Council Meets To Tackle Prescription Drug Abuse

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:45:30 GMT
    Photo from Friday's South Carolina Prescription Drug Abuse Council meeting in Coumbia, South CarolinaPhoto from Friday's South Carolina Prescription Drug Abuse Council meeting in Coumbia, South Carolina
    That South Carolina Prescription Drug Abuse Council met Friday to start working on a statewide plan of attack to address the issue of prescription drug abuse.
    That South Carolina Prescription Drug Abuse Council met Friday to start working on a statewide plan of attack to address the issue of prescription drug abuse.
  • Low Cost Carrier PEOPLExpress Will Begin Flying Between Georgia and Virginia Today

    Low Cost Carrier PEOPLExpress Will Begin Flying Between Georgia and Virginia Today

    Low Cost Carrier PEOPLExpress Will Begin Flying Between Georgia and Virginia Today

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:39 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:39:21 GMT
    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials say they're welcoming a new low cost carrier that will provide service to Virginia.
    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials say they're welcoming a new low cost carrier that will provide service to Virginia.
  • Dr. Satish Rao Heads IBS Drug Linzess Study at Medical College of GA

    Dr. Satish Rao Heads IBS Drug Linzess Study at Medical College of GA

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:32:05 GMT
    Research is taking place now at the Medical College of GA into the effects of Linzess on the brain/gut connection that causes intense belly pain in IBS patients.
    Research is taking place now at the Medical College of GA into the effects of Linzess on the brain/gut connection that causes intense belly pain in IBS patients.
  • BREAKING ON 6: Two Workers Reportedly Injured During Industrial Accident In South Augusta

    BREAKING ON 6: Two Workers Reportedly Injured During Industrial Accident In South Augusta

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:30:26 GMT
    Breaking News graphicBreaking News graphic
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that two workers have been reportedly injured in an industrial accident in south Augusta.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that two workers have been reportedly injured in an industrial accident in south Augusta.
  • CSRA Teachers Receive 25% Off Classroom Supplies At Staples This Weekend

    CSRA Teachers Receive 25% Off Classroom Supplies At Staples This Weekend

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:25:02 GMT
    Back To School graphicBack To School graphic
    Most teachers spend more than $400 of their own money each year on supplies and materials for their classrooms. This weekend, from August 1st through August 3rd, CSRA teachers will receive 25% off classroom supplies.
    Most teachers spend more than $400 of their own money each year on supplies and materials for their classrooms. This weekend, from August 1st through August 3rd, CSRA teachers will receive 25% off classroom supplies.
  • Same-Sex Couples Denied Marriage Licenses; Petition Drive Begins

    Same-Sex Couples Denied Marriage Licenses; Petition Drive Begins

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:31 AM EDT2014-07-31 05:31:34 GMT
    Several same-sex couples tried to get marriage licenses in Greenville Wednesday but were denied because of the state’s ban on gay marriages.
    Several same-sex couples tried to get marriage licenses in Greenville Wednesday but were denied because of the state’s ban on gay marriages.
  • Simple Summer Entertaining

    Simple Summer Entertaining

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:14:42 GMT
    Here are some tips on simple summer gatherings that won't break the bank: Serving one simple, signature cocktail, instead of stocking a full bar, can help cut expenses.
    Here are some tips on simple summer gatherings that won't break the bank: Serving one simple, signature cocktail, instead of stocking a full bar, can help cut expenses.
  • Augusta Commission Approves Nearly $8 Million Tax Hike For 2014

    Augusta Commission Approves Nearly $8 Million Tax Hike For 2014

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:03:05 GMT
    Photo of Augusta millage rate totalsPhoto of Augusta millage rate totals
    Facing a fast approaching deadline, Augusta Commissioners agree to a 1.75 mill property tax hike that will allow the city to get out of a deep budget hole without hitting the reserve. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Facing a fast approaching deadline, Augusta Commissioners agree to a 1.75 mill property tax hike that will allow the city to get out of a deep budget hole without hitting the reserve. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • NTSB Releases Report In Plane Crash That Killed "The Vein Guys" Doctor, 4 Employees

    NTSB Releases Report In Plane Crash That Killed "The Vein Guys" Doctor, 4 Employees

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:31:02 GMT
    Photo of the scene of a deadly Thomson plane crash that happened February 20, 2013Photo of the scene of a deadly Thomson plane crash that happened February 20, 2013
    Federal investigators have issued a report on a plane crash that killed an Augusta-based vascular surgeon and four of his colleagues.
    Federal investigators have issued a report on a plane crash that killed an Augusta-based vascular surgeon and four of his colleagues.
  • Augusta Fire Chief Warns Of Dangers Of Internet "Fire Challenge"

    Augusta Fire Chief Warns Of Dangers Of Internet "Fire Challenge"

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:18:35 GMT
    Augusta Fire Department logo graphicAugusta Fire Department logo graphic
    Augusta Fire Chief Chris James is warning teens and parents about the dangers of the internet "Fire Challenge".
    Augusta Fire Chief Chris James is warning teens and parents about the dangers of the internet "Fire Challenge".
  • Copenhaver Addresses City Issues And How To Clean Up The City

    Copenhaver Addresses City Issues And How To Clean Up The City

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:03:02 GMT
    In this segment of The Means Report, Mayor Deke Copenhaver talks to Brad about issues currently being discussed when it comes to Augusta city government and also talks about issues relating to cleaning up the city of Augusta.
    In this segment of The Means Report, Mayor Deke Copenhaver talks to Brad about issues currently being discussed when it comes to Augusta city government and also talks about issues relating to cleaning up the city of Augusta.
  • SRS Selected For National Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

    SRS Selected For National Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:42:46 GMT
    DOE-SR Fleet Manager Chris Goodman (left) charges the Chevy Volt, the first electric vehicle at the Savannah River Site, while members of the SRNS and DOE-SR Fleet Management team (back row, from left) Tim Armstrong, Kevin Heath and Pete Ladomirak performDOE-SR Fleet Manager Chris Goodman (left) charges the Chevy Volt, the first electric vehicle at the Savannah River Site, while members of the SRNS and DOE-SR Fleet Management team (back row, from left) Tim Armstrong, Kevin Heath and Pete Ladomirak perform
    The first electric car and charging station at the Savannah River Site (SRS) have arrived as part of the National Electric Vehicle Pilot Program.
    The first electric car and charging station at the Savannah River Site (SRS) have arrived as part of the National Electric Vehicle Pilot Program.
  • Lane Closures Restrictions Announced For Georgia Sales Tax Holiday

    Lane Closures Restrictions Announced For Georgia Sales Tax Holiday

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:37:44 GMT
    Road Work graphicRoad Work graphic
    Shoppers will get a break from road construction in Georgia this weekend to go along with the state’s suspension of the sales tax for school supplies, clothing and computer equipment.
    Shoppers will get a break from road construction in Georgia this weekend to go along with the state’s suspension of the sales tax for school supplies, clothing and computer equipment.
  • Augusta Commissioners Will Meet Again Wednesday To Vote On Compromise Tax Increase

    Augusta Commissioners Will Meet Again Wednesday To Vote On Compromise Tax Increase

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:05:18 GMT
    Photo of Tuesday's Augusta Commission meetingPhoto of Tuesday's Augusta Commission meeting
    Monday, Augusta Commissioners rejected a two mill property tax increase to balance the budget. Wednesday, city leaders will get back to together to set the millage rate with a smaller tax increase compromise on the table. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Monday, Augusta Commissioners rejected a two mill property tax increase to balance the budget. Wednesday, city leaders will get back to together to set the millage rate with a smaller tax increase compromise on the table. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Back To School Sales Tax Holidays Will Save Parents Money This Weekend

    Back To School Sales Tax Holidays Will Save Parents Money This Weekend

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:02:19 GMT
    Back To School graphicBack To School graphic
    Click for information on back to school sales tax holidays for Georgia and South Carolina.
    Click for information on back to school sales tax holidays for Georgia and South Carolina.
  • Crayola to open family attraction in Orlando

    Crayola to open family attraction in Orlando

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:14:57 GMT
    Photo: CrayolaExperience.comPhoto: CrayolaExperience.com
    Crayon manufacturer Crayola is building a family attraction in Florida, similar to the one it operates in its home state of Pennsylvania, and more could be on the way around the country.
    Crayon manufacturer Crayola is building a family attraction in Florida, similar to the one it operates in its home state of Pennsylvania, and more could be on the way around the country.
  • Is SC Becoming More Secretive, Speeding Fines SC Work Zones

    SC Headlines: July 28, 2014

    SC Headlines: July 28, 2014

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:55 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:55:56 GMT
    Watchdog groups in South Carolina are worried that several recent state Supreme Court rulings and other actions are making the state more secretive, making it harder for you to follow your government.
    Watchdog groups in South Carolina are worried that several recent state Supreme Court rulings and other actions are making the state more secretive, making it harder for you to follow your government.
  • Augusta Commissioners Reject Tax Increase Proposal

    Augusta Commissioners Reject Tax Increase Proposal

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:07:17 GMT
    Photo of millage rate impacts on Augsuta taxpayersPhoto of millage rate impacts on Augsuta taxpayers
    Augusta city leaders pushing a two mill property tax hike get rejected by Commissioners who say no to new taxes. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola explains.
    Augusta city leaders pushing a two mill property tax hike get rejected by Commissioners who say no to new taxes. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola explains.
  • Seventh Street Eyesore Still Standing

    Seventh Street Eyesore Still Standing

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:52:15 GMT
    Photo of the old Feed and Seed Mill on 7th Street in AugustaPhoto of the old Feed and Seed Mill on 7th Street in Augusta
    It was suppose to be torn down back in January, but portions of an old Feed and Seed Mill are still standing and Augusta Commissioners are asking why.
    It was suppose to be torn down back in January, but portions of an old Feed and Seed Mill are still standing and Augusta Commissioners are asking why.
  • Congressman John Barrow Announces More than $6.7 Million In FEMA Grants Following Winter Storms

    Congressman John Barrow Announces More than $6.7 Million In FEMA Grants Following Winter Storms

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:43:17 GMT
    Photo of Congressman John BarrowPhoto of Congressman John Barrow
    Monday, U.S. Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) announced over $6.7 million coming from FEMA to reimburse CSRA counties for money spent to clean up after 2014's winter storms.
    Monday, U.S. Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) announced over $6.7 million coming from FEMA to reimburse CSRA counties for money spent to clean up after 2014's winter storms.
  • Recall Of Stone Fruits And Related Made-In-Store Products Sold In Georgia Due To Possible Health Risk

    Recall Of Stone Fruits And Related Made-In-Store Products Sold In Georgia Due To Possible Health Risk

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:38:41 GMT
    Recall graphicRecall graphic
    Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits and some in-store made products containing recalled fruits due to a possible health risk.
    Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits and some in-store made products containing recalled fruits due to a possible health risk.
  • Product to shield swimmers from sharks

    Product to shield swimmers from sharks

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:59:12 GMT
    Shark ShieldShark Shield
    A product to help keep sharks at away while you're in the water is now being sold in Florida.An Australian-based company is bringing the device, called a Shark Shield, to the Tampa Bay areaBefore now, it wasn't sold in the United States.It's worn around the ankle the antenna trails behind you in the water. Inside the antenna are two electrodes that create an underwater electric field.So when a shark comes close to someone wearing the shark shield -- the devices causes spasms and keeps the sha...
    A product to help keep sharks at away while you're in the water is now being sold in Florida.An Australian-based company is bringing the device, called a Shark Shield, to the Tampa Bay areaBefore now, it wasn't sold in the United States.It's worn around the ankle the antenna trails behind you in the water. Inside the antenna are two electrodes that create an underwater electric field.So when a shark comes close to someone wearing the shark shield -- the devices causes spasms and keeps the sha...
  • Augusta Commission To Vote On Tax Increase Monday

    Augusta Commission To Vote On Tax Increase Monday

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:34:23 GMT
    Augusta Seal graphicAugusta Seal graphic
    Augusta Commissioners will vote to set the millage rate on Monday. On the table is a two mil property tax hike that would raise the tax bill on the average house in Augusta by about $70.
    Augusta Commissioners will vote to set the millage rate on Monday. On the table is a two mil property tax hike that would raise the tax bill on the average house in Augusta by about $70.

  • Win My Ride! Winner Announced

    Win My Ride! Winner Announced

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:20:43 GMT
    Photo of WJBF's Win My Ride! contest, Annie HarringtonPhoto of WJBF's Win My Ride! contest, Annie Harrington
    For the past several weeks, we have been naming finalists who have the chance to win a new vehicle from WJBF New Channel 6. Friday evening, that winner was announced.
    For the past several weeks, we have been naming finalists who have the chance to win a new vehicle from WJBF New Channel 6. Friday evening, that winner was announced.
  • Verdict On Project Jackson Lawsuit May Have To Wait

    Verdict On Project Jackson Lawsuit May Have To Wait

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:32:00 GMT
    Artist's rendering of the proposed Project Jackson developmentArtist's rendering of the proposed Project Jackson development
    It looks like a verdict on the Project Jackson case won't come until the end of August.
    It looks like a verdict on the Project Jackson case won't come until the end of August.
  • "Stuff The Bus" School Supply Drive To Be Held Friday

    "Stuff The Bus" School Supply Drive To Be Held Friday

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:07:33 GMT
    Photo of a "Stuff the Bus" posterPhoto of a "Stuff the Bus" poster
    The "Stuff the Bus" school supply drive will be held Friday morning in Augusta.
    The "Stuff the Bus" school supply drive will be held Friday morning in Augusta.
  • 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.
  • LeBron's Sweet Apology

    LeBron's Sweet Apology

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:16:39 GMT
    LeBron James is offering a dozen delivered cupcakes to all of his neighbors. Half of the proceeds from the LeBron themed Baker Blvd. Decadent Desserts benefit the LeBron James Family Foundation.
    LeBron James is offering a dozen delivered cupcakes to all of his neighbors. Half of the proceeds from the LeBron themed Baker Blvd. Decadent Desserts benefit the LeBron James Family Foundation.
  • Another Liquor License Fee Increase In Augusta Could Be On The Way

    Another Liquor License Fee Increase In Augusta Could Be On The Way

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:44:16 GMT
    Photo of liquor bottles in a liquor store ion Broad Street in downtown AugustaPhoto of liquor bottles in a liquor store ion Broad Street in downtown Augusta
    Augusta is looking for new revenue, and officials are looking at taking another hit on those who sell alcohol by raising license fees for bars, restaurants and stores.
    Augusta is looking for new revenue, and officials are looking at taking another hit on those who sell alcohol by raising license fees for bars, restaurants and stores.

  • Elks Lodge 205 sponsoring safety awareness program

    Bike Safety Day Saturday, July 26th

    Bike Safety Day Saturday, July 26th

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:38:58 GMT
    Elks Lodge 205 is sponsoring Bike Safety Day on Saturday, July 26th at the Elks Lodge, 205 Elkdom Court from 10am until Noon.
    Elks Lodge 205 is sponsoring Bike Safety Day on Saturday, July 26th at the Elks Lodge, 205 Elkdom Court from 10am until Noon.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Augusta Canal National Heritage Area Receives 2014 Park Stewards Grant

    Augusta Canal National Heritage Area Receives 2014 Park Stewards Grant

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:32:14 GMT
    Augusta Canal National Heritage Area receives 2014 Park Stewards Grant
    Augusta Canal National Heritage Area receives 2014 Park Stewards Grant
  • Teachers Receive School Supplies From Kroger

    Teachers Receive School Supplies From Kroger

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:22:48 GMT
    Photo of teachers receiving school supplies from Kroger at Westside High SchoolPhoto of teachers receiving school supplies from Kroger at Westside High School
    Several CSRA teachers received school supplies courtesy of Kroger's Atlanta Division on Tuesday.
    Several CSRA teachers received school supplies courtesy of Kroger's Atlanta Division on Tuesday.
  • Second Cyber Command Defense Contractor To Open Location In Richmond County

    Second Cyber Command Defense Contractor To Open Location In Richmond County

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:28:02 GMT
    Sabre Systems logo imageSabre Systems logo image
    Tuesday, the Augusta Economic Development Authority announced another defense contractor is locating in Augusta-Richmond County, which will work with the U.S. Army Cyber Command at Fort Gordon.
    Tuesday, the Augusta Economic Development Authority announced another defense contractor is locating in Augusta-Richmond County, which will work with the U.S. Army Cyber Command at Fort Gordon.
  • 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
    Photo of a bridge on Jumping Branch Road, near Blacksburg, South CarolinaPhoto of a bridge on Jumping Branch Road, near Blacksburg, South Carolina
    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.
  • Funds Will Assist In The Ongoing Fight Against Domestic Violence In The CSRA

    SafeHomes’ Capital Campaign Receives $25,000 Donation From Georgia Power

    SafeHomes’ Capital Campaign Receives $25,000 Donation From Georgia Power

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:36:56 GMT
    SafeHomes of Augusta logo graphicSafeHomes of Augusta logo graphic
    Georgia Power will present a $25,000 check to SafeHomes', Inc. on Wednesday to help in the construction of SafeHomes' new emergency shelter.
    Georgia Power will present a $25,000 check to SafeHomes', Inc. on Wednesday to help in the construction of SafeHomes' new emergency shelter.
  • WJBF EXTRA: Local Entrepreneur Rolls Out Welcome Mat to Newcomers

    WJBF EXTRA: Local Entrepreneur Rolls Out Welcome Mat to Newcomers

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:03:53 GMT
    Photo of Chad TrollingerPhoto of Chad Trollinger
    Mary Morrison introduces us to a CSRA entrepreneur who rolls out the welcome mat for newcomers in a WJBF EXTRA report.
    Mary Morrison introduces us to a CSRA entrepreneur who rolls out the welcome mat for newcomers in a WJBF EXTRA report.
  • Joint effort by Augusta Warrior Project and Fort Gordon connects veterans with services

    Ribbon--Cutting for AWP Transition Success Center

    Ribbon--Cutting for AWP Transition Success Center

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:05:04 GMT
    A ribbon cutting Monday morning marked the opening of the Transition Success Center. The facility is a joint effort by the Augusta Warrior Project and Fort Gordon.
    A ribbon cutting Monday morning marked the opening of the Transition Success Center. The facility is a joint effort by the Augusta Warrior Project and Fort Gordon.
  • Sheriff Sends Letter To Augusta Leaders Proposing 1.4 Million Dollars In Raises For Deputies

    Sheriff Sends Letter To Augusta Leaders Proposing 1.4 Million Dollars In Raises For Deputies

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:13:59 GMT
    Richmond County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) New LogoRichmond County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) New Logo
    Commissioners are looking at a tax hike to give employees a $1,000 pay hike. Sheriff Richard Roundtree says it's a start, but doesn't go far enough. WJBF News channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Commissioners are looking at a tax hike to give employees a $1,000 pay hike. Sheriff Richard Roundtree says it's a start, but doesn't go far enough. WJBF News channel 6's George Eskola has the story.

  • Vendors at Augusta Southern Nationals Make Up for Lost Time

    Vendors at Augusta Southern Nationals Make Up for Lost Time

    Vendors at Augusta Southern Nationals Make Up for Lost Time

    Sunday, July 20 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-07-20 21:27:38 GMT
    Even with the rainy weather, the money still came in this weekend at the 28th Annual Augusta Southern Nationals. Many vendors are trying to recover their losses from last year’s canceled show. Event directors estimated around 25,000 people this weekend, and those numbers are coming in strong. This is one of the largest events held in Augusta and is a big money maker for the city. Some vendors took new measures this we...
    Even with the rainy weather, the money still came in this weekend at the 28th Annual Augusta Southern Nationals. Many vendors are trying to recover their losses from last year’s canceled show. Event directors estimated around 25,000 people this weekend, and those numbers are coming in strong. This is one of the largest events held in Augusta and is a big money maker for the city. Some vendors took new measures this we...
  • 1 On 1: Back to School Drive for Boys and Clubs Club

    1 On 1: Back to School Drive for Boys and Clubs Club

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:51:19 GMT
    School Bus graphicSchool Bus graphic
    The University of Phoenix Augusta campus is holding a back to school drive to benefit the Boys and Guys Club of the CSRA. 
    The University of Phoenix Augusta campus is holding a back to school drive to benefit the Boys and Guys Club of the CSRA. 

  • First Weekend Without City Police Department

    First Weekend Without City Police Department

    First Weekend Without City Police Department

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:28:15 GMT
    Business owners in Washington, Georgia are spending their first weekend without the city police department on the clock.After heated discussions and a full-blown protest, officers were forced to shut down in 24 hours after the city council voted to disband the department Thursday night. The reality of the council's decision to close the department officially began Saturday.It was a dreary day in more ways than one, as...
    Business owners in Washington, Georgia are spending their first weekend without the city police department on the clock.After heated discussions and a full-blown protest, officers were forced to shut down in 24 hours after the city council voted to disband the department Thursday night. The reality of the council's decision to close the department officially began Saturday.It was a dreary day in more ways than one, as...
  • A health risk for women who have taken birth control pills

    A health risk for women who have taken birth control pills

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:49:53 GMT
    Combining energy drinks and alcohol may increase the desire to keep drinking. A study out of Australia followed 75 young adults. The ones who mixed alcohol with an energy drink wanted to drink more than those who had only alcohol. The researchers warn--the combination of energy drinks and alcohol could lead to more drunk driving and alcohol fueled violence. SOURCE - The Australian National University/MedDay/CBS Birth control Women who take hormonal birth control could be at greater risk of de...
    Combining energy drinks and alcohol may increase the desire to keep drinking. A study out of Australia followed 75 young adults. The ones who mixed alcohol with an energy drink wanted to drink more than those who had only alcohol. The researchers warn--the combination of energy drinks and alcohol could lead to more drunk driving and alcohol fueled violence. SOURCE - The Australian National University/MedDay/CBS Birth control Women who take hormonal birth control could be at greater risk of de...
  • Nationally-recognized Myrtle Beach attraction shows off 17 years of growth

    Nationally-recognized Myrtle Beach attraction shows off 17 years of growth

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:22:59 GMT
    Staff encourages visitors to touch certain exhibits at Ripley's Aquarium.Staff encourages visitors to touch certain exhibits at Ripley's Aquarium.
    Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach gained national exposure in July as it was ranked 5th in the top 12 aquariums in the nation in Destinations Travel Magazine.
    Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach gained national exposure in July as it was ranked 5th in the top 12 aquariums in the nation in Destinations Travel Magazine.
  • Groundbreaking Research In Augusta Could Change Lives Across The Country

    Groundbreaking Research In Augusta Could Change Lives Across The Country

    Monday, July 14 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-14 19:14:20 GMT
    It was devastating for parents with children suffering from epilepsy when news broke that Georgia lawmakers failed to a pass a bill this year that would allow clinical trials with cannabis oil. This week, though, Governor Nathan Deal met with a British drug manufacturer to talk about the possibility of trials with a marijuana-based drug. The drug would help treat children with seizures, and would be conducted at Children's Hospital of Georgia.
    It was devastating for parents with children suffering from epilepsy when news broke that Georgia lawmakers failed to a pass a bill this year that would allow clinical trials with cannabis oil. This week, though, Governor Nathan Deal met with a British drug manufacturer to talk about the possibility of trials with a marijuana-based drug. The drug would help treat children with seizures, and would be conducted at Children's Hospital of Georgia.
  • 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.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Acting VA Secretary Visits Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center

    UPDATED ON 6: Acting VA Secretary Visits Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:17:02 GMT
    Photo of acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson speaking at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta on ThursdayPhoto of acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson speaking at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta on Thursday
    The acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) visited the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta Thursday.
    The acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) visited the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta Thursday.
  • Outlet Mall Of Georgia At Augusta Breaks Ground In December

    Outlet Mall Of Georgia At Augusta To Break Ground In December

    Outlet Mall Of Georgia At Augusta To Break Ground In December

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-07-10 03:41:37 GMT
    IMage of the proposed Outlet Mall of Georgia at AugustaIMage of the proposed Outlet Mall of Georgia at Augusta
    Ben Carter Enterprises announces it will break ground on the Outlet Mall of Georgia at Augusta in December.
    Ben Carter Enterprises announces it will break ground on the Outlet Mall of Georgia at Augusta in December.
  • MAGIC Camp for Girls

    MAGIC Camp for Girls

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-07-10 02:38:07 GMT
    MAGIC is an organization that holds week-long summer camps across Georgia for high school girls to get a taste of careers in fields like electrical engineering and construction.
    MAGIC is an organization that holds week-long summer camps across Georgia for high school girls to get a taste of careers in fields like electrical engineering and construction.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • VIDEO: Captain Buys Pizza for Passengers on Delayed Flight

    VIDEO: Captain Buys Pizza for Passengers on Delayed Flight

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-07-09 18:27:29 GMT
    Recently a Frontier Airlines pilot went out of his way after an already delayed flight ended up diverted due to weather.
    Recently a Frontier Airlines pilot went out of his way after an already delayed flight ended up diverted due to weather.
  • Dangers of leaving pets in hot cars

    Dangers of leaving pets in hot cars

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 7:25 AM EDT2014-07-08 11:25:43 GMT
    On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise rapidly to dangerous levels. On an 85-degree day, for example, the temperature inside a car with the windows opened slightly can reach 102 degrees within 10 minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature will reach 120 degrees. Your pet may suffer irreversible organ damage or die. Make sure your pets have enough shade and water on hot days. Animals experts with the Humane Society explain, "Animals pant to evaporate moisture from their lungs, ...
    On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise rapidly to dangerous levels. On an 85-degree day, for example, the temperature inside a car with the windows opened slightly can reach 102 degrees within 10 minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature will reach 120 degrees. Your pet may suffer irreversible organ damage or die. Make sure your pets have enough shade and water on hot days. Animals experts with the Humane Society explain, "Animals pant to evaporate moisture from their lungs, ...
  • 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.
  • Giving Your Best: Annettea Mills

    Giving Your Best: Annettea Mills

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 12:40 AM EDT2014-07-02 04:40:33 GMT
    Annettea Mills is the Giving Your Best winner for May 2014.
    Annettea Mills is the Giving Your Best winner for May 2014.
  • GM recalling 8.2 million more cars to total 28 million

    GM recalling 8.2 million more cars to total 28 million

    Monday, June 30 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-06-30 19:55:49 GMT
    General Motors is recalling at least 8.2 million more vehicles dating back to 1997 to fix faulty ignition switches as the company's safety crisis continues to grow. The latest recalls involve mainly older midsize cars
    General Motors is recalling at least 8.2 million more vehicles dating back to 1997 to fix faulty ignition switches as the company's safety crisis continues to grow. The latest recalls involve mainly older midsize cars
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