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  • 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
  • FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

    FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:03:34 GMT
    The Federal Aviation Administration is telling U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel after a Hamas rocket exploded nearby.
    The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby. The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Fruit Recall Affects Costco, Trader Joe's, And Walmart Stores

    Fruit Recall Affects Costco, Trader Joe's, And Walmart Stores

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:52:43 GMT
    Recall graphicRecall graphic
    A California company is recalling fruit packed at its warehouses due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall affects fruit sold at several national chain stores.
    A California company is recalling fruit packed at its warehouses due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall affects fruit sold at several national chain stores.
  • 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.
  • Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service

    Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:21:51 GMT
    Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service for Kindle devices that will allow users unlimited access to thousands of books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month.
    Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users.
  • 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...
  • US stocks move higher as companies post results

    US stocks move higher as companies post results

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:04:47 GMT
    U.S. stocks are moving higher after Google, Honeywell and other big companies report their quarterly results.
    U.S. stocks are moving higher after Google, Honeywell and other big companies report their quarterly results.
  • Lawsuit: Tyler Perry interfered with studio plan

    Lawsuit: Tyler Perry interfered with studio plan

    A Georgia entertainment company is suing Tyler Perry, accusing the filmmaker of unfairly working with government officials to transform a former military base into a studio for Perry's company.
    A Georgia entertainment company is suing Tyler Perry, accusing the filmmaker of unfairly working with government officials to transform a former military base into a studio for Perry's company.
  • 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.
  • Kingston, Perdue offer few details on budget fixes

    Kingston, Perdue offer few details on budget fixes

    The two Republicans running for the U.S. Senate in Georgia both criticize the federal government's spending and debt.
    The two Republicans running for the U.S. Senate in Georgia both criticize the federal government's spending and debt.
  • 100 workers hired to handle GA child safety probes

    100 workers hired to handle GA child safety probes

    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has approved hiring 100 new child protective service workers to help with a recent spike in new cases.
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has approved hiring 100 new child protective service workers to help with a recent spike in new cases.
  • In Ga. Senate race, Kingston says he can unite GOP

    In Ga. Senate race, Kingston says he can unite GOP

    Rep. Jack Kingston says he's the Senate candidate in Georgia who can unite the bickering Republican factions - the establishment and tea partyers.
    Rep. Jack Kingston says he's the Senate candidate in Georgia who can unite the bickering Republican factions - the establishment and tea partyers.
  • 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.
  • Breaking Down Current Economic Trends

    Breaking Down Current Economic Trends

    Monday, July 14 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-14 19:14:20 GMT
    We always try to look at the different factors good and bad affecting the economy.
    We always try to look at the different factors good and bad affecting the economy.
  • 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.
  • Don't use spray sunscreen on kids, says consumer group

    Don't use spray sunscreen on kids, says consumer group

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:05:40 GMT
    Consumer Reports is advising that spray sunscreens not be used on or near children until an FDA study is completed. The FDA announced in June that it was investigating the possible risks of spray sunscreen, according to Consumer Reports.
    Consumer Reports is advising that spray sunscreens not be used on or near children until an FDA study is completed. The FDA announced in June that it was investigating the possible risks of spray sunscreen, according to Consumer Reports.
  • 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.
  • Augusta Fire Chief Sounds The Alarm For $1 Million For Emergency Sirens

    Augusta Fire Chief Sounds The Alarm For $1 Million For Emergency Sirens

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-07-08 23:14:22 GMT
    Photo of an emergency sirenPhoto of an emergency siren
    Augusta Fire Chief Chris James is proposing installing 50 to 60 emergency sirens across Augusta with the hope FEMA would cover 85 percent of the more than $1 million cost. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Augusta Fire Chief Chris James is proposing installing 50 to 60 emergency sirens across Augusta with the hope FEMA would cover 85 percent of the more than $1 million cost. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Augusta Disparity Study In Disarray

    Augusta Disparity Study In Disarray

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-08 23:03:46 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Commissioner Alvin MasonPhoto of Augusta Commissioner Alvin Mason
    A lack of progress and personality clashes cause Augusta Commission anger and frustration over how to proceed with a disparity study.
    A lack of progress and personality clashes cause Augusta Commission anger and frustration over how to proceed with a disparity study.
  • UPDATED ON 6: All Lanes Of Bobby Jones Expressway Re-Opened After Brush Fire Contained

    UPDATED ON 6: All Lanes Of Bobby Jones Expressway Re-Opened After Brush Fire Contained

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-08 21:43:40 GMT
    Photo of the scene of a brush fire on Bobby Jones ExpresswayPhoto of the scene of a brush fire on Bobby Jones Expressway
    We have learned that all lanes of Bobby Jones Expressway (I-520) have now been re-opened, after they were closed Tuesday afternoon due to a brush fire.
    We have learned that all lanes of Bobby Jones Expressway (I-520) have now been re-opened, after they were closed Tuesday afternoon due to a brush fire.
  • Stuck roller coaster riders rescued at Busch Gardens

    Stuck roller coaster riders rescued at Busch Gardens

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-07-08 19:48:12 GMT
    Busch Gardens park staff believe the safety system on the Cheetah Hunt roller coaster caused it to come to a stop
    Busch Gardens park staff believe the safety system on the Cheetah Hunt roller coaster caused it to come to a stop
  • Inspections continue on Busch Gardens' Cheetah Hunt roller coaster

    Inspections continue on Busch Gardens' Cheetah Hunt roller coaster

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-07-08 19:47:56 GMT
    16 people were stranded on the Cheetah Hunt roller coaster at Busch Gardens Wednesday. TFR photo16 people were stranded on the Cheetah Hunt roller coaster at Busch Gardens Wednesday. TFR photo
    Amusement ride experts at Busch Gardens are still looking for the cause of Wednesday's incident that stranded more than a dozen people 60 feet in the air in a pouring rain storm.
    Amusement ride experts at Busch Gardens are still looking for the cause of Wednesday's incident that stranded more than a dozen people 60 feet in the air in a pouring rain storm.
  • New Busch coaster's first riders are dummies

    New Busch coaster's first riders are dummies

    The first full test-runs of Tampa Bay's newest roller coaster started this week. Now, engineers at Busch Gardens are sending water-filled dummies around the track of the Cheetah Hunt coaster before humans ride it for...
    The first full test-runs of Tampa Bay's newest roller coaster started this week. Now, engineers at Busch Gardens are sending water-filled dummies around the track of the Cheetah Hunt coaster before humans ride it for the...
  • Busch Gardens Tampa delays opening of Falcon's Fury thrill ride

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

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-07-08 19:47:42 GMT
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    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.
  • 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.
  • $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.
  • New Harry Potter attraction opens at Universal Orlando

    New Harry Potter attraction opens at Universal Orlando

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-07-08 16:46:42 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.
  • Riders stranded for hours on California coaster

    Riders stranded for hours on California coaster

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-07-08 16:09:29 GMT
    A roller coaster hit a tree branch at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park. CNN imageA roller coaster hit a tree branch at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park. CNN image

    A roller coaster hit a tree branch at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park, dislodging the front car, leaving four people slightly injured and keeping nearly two dozen summer fun-seekers hanging 20 to 30 feet in the air for hours as day turned to night.

    A roller coaster hit a tree branch at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park, dislodging the front car, leaving four people slightly injured and keeping nearly two dozen summer fun-seekers hanging 20 to 30 feet in the air for hours as day turned to night.

  • 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, ...
  • Commission Doesn't Act On Vacant Lot Trash Fee, Clock Ticks to Seeing It On Tax Bills

    Commission Doesn't Act On Vacant Lot Trash Fee, Clock Ticks to Seeing It On Tax Bills

    Monday, July 7 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-07-07 23:02:34 GMT
    Photo of a vacant lt in Richmond CountyPhoto of a vacant lt in Richmond County
    A mandatory $155 garbage fee for owners of vacant lots created a lot of backlash. The proposal is to make it optional, but a lack of Augusta Commission action could see the fee on this year's tax bill despite the outcry. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    A mandatory $155 garbage fee for owners of vacant lots created a lot of backlash. The proposal is to make it optional, but a lack of Augusta Commission action could see the fee on this year's tax bill despite the outcry. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Three Words Cost Augusta $65,000

    Three Words Cost Augusta $65,000

    Thursday, July 3 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-07-03 23:01:10 GMT
    Photo of words "at the courthouse" in Augusta's city charterPhoto of words "at the courthouse" in Augusta's city charter
    Augusta Commissioners approved $65,000 alterations to the second floor of the Augusta Municipal Building to accommodate the courts, but Commissioners could have gotten out of the expense if they had voted to remove three words from the City Charter. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola explains.
    Augusta Commissioners approved $65,000 alterations to the second floor of the Augusta Municipal Building to accommodate the courts, but Commissioners could have gotten out of the expense if they had voted to remove three words from the City Charter. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola explains.
  • Clean Up From Columbia County Gasoline Leak Continuing

    Clean Up From Columbia County Gasoline Leak Continuing

    Thursday, July 3 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-07-03 20:13:37 GMT
    Photo of work crews working to clean up the soil soaked from a Monday gasoline tanker leak in EvansPhoto of work crews working to clean up the soil soaked from a Monday gasoline tanker leak in Evans
    Clean up is continuing after a gasoline leak in Evans as crews are working on the remediation of more than 1,000 tons of soil that was soaked with the gasoline earlier this week.
    Clean up is continuing after a gasoline leak in Evans as crews are working on the remediation of more than 1,000 tons of soil that was soaked with the gasoline earlier this week.
  • 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
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    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.
  • 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
    Photo of cars on a highwayPhoto of cars on a highway
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Georgia To Delay Action On Welfare Drug Testing

    Georgia To Delay Action On Welfare Drug Testing

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-07-02 20:26:49 GMT
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    Georgia officials say they will delay enforcement of a new law that allows drug testing of welfare recipients.
    Georgia officials say they will delay enforcement of a new law that allows drug testing of welfare recipients.
  • 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.
  • Augusta Municipal Building Changes Will Cost In Excess Of $500,000

    Augusta Municipal Building Changes Will Cost In Excess Of $500,000

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-07-01 22:50:55 GMT
    Photo of the outside of the Augusta Municipal BuildingPhoto of the outside of the Augusta Municipal Building
    Augusta Commissioners approved changes to the troubled Augusta Municipal Building facelift, reinstating construction and changing floor plans for the Clerk and the courts at a cost of $500,000. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Augusta Commissioners approved changes to the troubled Augusta Municipal Building facelift, reinstating construction and changing floor plans for the Clerk and the courts at a cost of $500,000. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • "The Patch" Golf Course Now Under New Management

    "The Patch" Golf Course Now Under New Management

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-01 22:26:09 GMT
    Photo of the clubhouse at the Augusta Municipal GOLF Course, also known as "The Patch"Photo of the clubhouse at the Augusta Municipal GOLF Course, also known as "The Patch"
    After nearly two years adrift, a new management company is on the job at the Augusta Municipal Golf Course.
    After nearly two years adrift, a new management company is on the job at the Augusta Municipal Golf Course.
  • Augusta's Mayor Pro-Tem Opposes Tax Increase

    Augusta's Mayor Pro-Tem Opposes Tax Increase

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-07-01 22:19:48 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Mayor Pro-Tem Corey JohnsonPhoto of Augusta Mayor Pro-Tem Corey Johnson
    A property tax increase is on the table to balance Augusta's city budget, but Mayor Pro-Tem Corey Johnson says he can't support it.
    A property tax increase is on the table to balance Augusta's city budget, but Mayor Pro-Tem Corey Johnson says he can't support it.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Dixon Airline Road Re-Opened After Being Closed Due To Gas Leak

    UPDATED ON 6: Dixon Airline Road Re-Opened After Being Closed Due To Gas Leak

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-07-01 20:32:23 GMT
    Photo of the scene of a gas leak in south Richmond County on Dixon Airline RoadPhoto of the scene of a gas leak in south Richmond County on Dixon Airline Road
    The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is currently diverting traffic away from Dixon Air Line Road due to a gas leak.
    The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is currently diverting traffic away from Dixon Air Line Road due to a gas leak.
  • Georgia Power Helping Customers Fight Summer Heat

    Georgia Power Helping Customers Fight Summer Heat

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-07-01 14:30:06 GMT
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    As the Georgia summer heat descends, Georgia Power is reminding customers that focusing on energy efficiency can help keep their homes cool and reduce the impact of the hot weather on power bills.
    As the Georgia summer heat descends, Georgia Power is reminding customers that focusing on energy efficiency can help keep their homes cool and reduce the impact of the hot weather on power bills.
  • Questions Raised About Auto Parts Safety In Wake Of New Recalls

    Questions Raised About Auto Parts Safety In Wake Of New Recalls

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-07-01 13:59:53 GMT
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    The ignition switch recalls now engulfing General Motors and Chrysler are raising new questions about the safety of the parts across the American auto industry.
    The ignition switch recalls now engulfing General Motors and Chrysler are raising new questions about the safety of the parts across the American auto industry.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • City Calls Special Meeting To Jump Start Augusta Municipal Building Renovations

    City Calls Special Meeting To Jump Start Augusta Municipal Building Renovations

    Monday, June 30 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-06-30 23:01:15 GMT
    Photo from inside the Augusta Municipal BuildingPhoto from inside the Augusta Municipal Building
    Time is money at the Augusta Municipal Building. Construction is on hold and the delay is costing taxpayers, so Commissioners will meet Tuesday to approve restarting construction on the upper floors and approve $500,000 to move the City Clerk's office.
    Time is money at the Augusta Municipal Building. Construction is on hold and the delay is costing taxpayers, so Commissioners will meet Tuesday to approve restarting construction on the upper floors and approve $500,000 to move the City Clerk's office.
  • Summer Means Big Business For Augusta

    Summer Means Big Business For Augusta

    Monday, June 30 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-06-30 22:30:16 GMT
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    Augusta officials say the summer means big money for the city.
    Augusta officials say the summer means big money for the city.
  • Fort Gordon Military Community Survey Continues Through July 11th

    Fort Gordon Military Community Survey Continues Through July 11th

    Monday, June 30 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-06-30 20:15:11 GMT
    Fort Gordon officials urge extended local military community members to complete the installation's Community Strengths and Themes Assessment 2014, an online survey regarding available programs and services.
    Fort Gordon officials urge extended local military community members to complete the installation's Community Strengths and Themes Assessment 2014, an online survey regarding available programs and services.
  • 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
  • Gas Leak In Columbia County Forces Road Closures And Evacuations

    UPDATED ON 6: Gas Leak In Columbia County Forces Road Closures And Evacuations

    UPDATED ON 6: Gas Leak In Columbia County Forces Road Closures And Evacuations

    Monday, June 30 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-06-30 18:42:56 GMT
    A gas leak has closed some roads and forced evacuations near the Circle K on Washington Road at Faircloth Drive.
    A gas leak has closed some roads and forced evacuations near the Circle K on Washington Road at Faircloth Drive.
  • Hobby Lobby Wins Contraceptive Ruling In U.S. Supreme Court

    Hobby Lobby Wins Contraceptive Ruling In U.S. Supreme Court

    Monday, June 30 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-06-30 15:53:19 GMT
    U.S. Supreme Court Building graphicU.S. Supreme Court Building graphic
    The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that two for profit corporations with sincerely held religious beliefs do not have to provide a full range of contraceptives at no cost to their employees pursuant to the Affordable Care Act.
    The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that two for profit corporations with sincerely held religious beliefs do not have to provide a full range of contraceptives at no cost to their employees pursuant to the Affordable Care Act.
  • 1 On 1: Protecting Yourself From Pests

    1 On 1: Protecting Yourself From Pests

    Sunday, June 29 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-06-29 14:10:32 GMT
    The Fourth of July is just days away and as many of us will spend a lot of time outdoors celebrating, bugs will also want to crash the party. Exterminator Duane Dunbar explains how we can declare our independence from pests.
    The Fourth of July is just days away and as many of us will spend a lot of time outdoors celebrating, bugs will also want to crash the party. Exterminator Duane Dunbar explains how we can declare our independence from pests.
  • Georgia Department Of Juvenile Justice Job Fair At GRU Cancelled

    Georgia Department Of Juvenile Justice Job Fair At GRU Cancelled

    Friday, June 27 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-06-27 14:36:29 GMT
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    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a Georgia Department Of Juvenile Justice job fair originally scheduled to be held Friday at Georgia Regents University has been cancelled.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a Georgia Department Of Juvenile Justice job fair originally scheduled to be held Friday at Georgia Regents University has been cancelled.
  • New Pet Licenses, Mandatory Spay and Neuter Rules Before Commissioners

    New Pet Licenses, Mandatory Spay and Neuter Rules Before Commissioners

    Thursday, June 26 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-06-27 01:59:19 GMT
    Photo of a dog named ConniePhoto of a dog named Connie
    The long awaited changes to Augusta's Animal Services ordinance are now before Augusta Commissioners. Proposed changes include pet tags and fees, and mandatory sterilization. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    The long awaited changes to Augusta's Animal Services ordinance are now before Augusta Commissioners. Proposed changes include pet tags and fees, and mandatory sterilization. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Augusta Commission Wants Better Cooperation With Rescue Groups At Animal Shelter

    Augusta Commission Wants Better Cooperation With Rescue Groups At Animal Shelter

    Thursday, June 26 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-06-27 01:47:05 GMT
    Photo from Thursday's Augusta Commission meetingPhoto from Thursday's Augusta Commission meeting
    Augusta's city leaders want to see better cooperation between Augusta Animal Services and animal rescue groups.
    Augusta's city leaders want to see better cooperation between Augusta Animal Services and animal rescue groups.
  • Another Augusta Disparity Study Could Be Put Off

    Another Augusta Disparity Study Could Be Put Off

    Thursday, June 26 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-06-27 01:35:40 GMT
    Photo from Thursday's Augusta Commission meetingPhoto from Thursday's Augusta Commission meeting
    Augusta Commissioners are back discussing how to get more city business into women- and minority-owned firms.
    Augusta Commissioners are back discussing how to get more city business into women- and minority-owned firms.
  • 18-Wheeler That Plunged Into The Augusta Canal Could Contaminate Drinking Water

    18-Wheeler That Plunged Into The Augusta Canal Could Contaminate Drinking Water

    Thursday, June 26 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-06-26 22:44:03 GMT
    Photo of a search and rescue team searching for the driver of the 18-wheeler.Photo of a search and rescue team searching for the driver of the 18-wheeler.
    An 18-wheeler that drove off Interstate 20 into the Augusta Canal Thursday morning has Richmond County officials taking action. WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter looks into what this could mean for Augusta's drinking water.
    An 18-wheeler that drove off Interstate 20 into the Augusta Canal Thursday morning has Richmond County officials taking action. WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter looks into what this could mean for Augusta's drinking water.
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic Detoured On Washington Road Due To Fire

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic Detoured On Washington Road Due To Fire

    Thursday, June 26 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-06-26 20:51:52 GMT
    Photo of Fairway Square where a fire has caused a detour of traffic on Washington RoadPhoto of Fairway Square where a fire has caused a detour of traffic on Washington Road
    The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is currently assisting the Augusta Fire Department by diverting traffic on Washington Road due to a structure fire.
    The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is currently assisting the Augusta Fire Department by diverting traffic on Washington Road due to a structure fire.
  • SCAM ALERT: SCE&G Warning Customers Of Potential Scams

    SCAM ALERT: SCE&G Warning Customers Of Potential Scams

    Thursday, June 26 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-06-26 20:41:29 GMT
    SCE&G logo imageSCE&G logo image
    South Carolina Electric & Gas is urging business and residential customers to be aware of scam artists posing as SCE&G employees.
    South Carolina Electric & Gas is urging business and residential customers to be aware of scam artists posing as SCE&G employees.
  • EXCLUSIVE ON 6: Project Jackson Lawsuit Filed Against Man Who Filed First Lawsuit

    EXCLUSIVE ON 6: Project Jackson Lawsuit Filed Against Man Who Filed First Lawsuit

    Thursday, June 26 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-06-26 18:46:58 GMT
    Phot of artist's rendering of the proposed Project Jackson in North AugustaPhot of artist's rendering of the proposed Project Jackson in North Augusta
    Another lawsuit about Project Jackson has been filed in Aiken County, but this time around, a company is suing the man who filed the first lawsuit.
    Another lawsuit about Project Jackson has been filed in Aiken County, but this time around, a company is suing the man who filed the first lawsuit.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Augusta Stops Pumping Water From The Augusta Canal After 18-Wheeler Crash

    UPDATED ON 6: Augusta Stops Pumping Water From The Augusta Canal After 18-Wheeler Crash

    Thursday, June 26 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-06-26 18:34:07 GMT
    Photo of the scene where rescue teams are looking for a driver who disappeared after his 18-wheeler plunged off of a bridge on I-20 into the Augusta Canal Thursday morningPhoto of the scene where rescue teams are looking for a driver who disappeared after his 18-wheeler plunged off of a bridge on I-20 into the Augusta Canal Thursday morning
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that officials with the Augusta Utilities Department have shut off pumping of raw water from the Augusta Canal after an 18-wheeler ran off the I-20 bridge that passes over the canal Thursday morning.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that officials with the Augusta Utilities Department have shut off pumping of raw water from the Augusta Canal after an 18-wheeler ran off the I-20 bridge that passes over the canal Thursday morning.
  • Augusta Reacts To The RiverHawks' Big Move

    Augusta Reacts To The RiverHawks' Big Move

    Thursday, June 26 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-06-26 13:25:40 GMT
    Augusta RiverHawks logo imageAugusta RiverHawks logo image
    Augusta's professional hockey team is leaving Augusta for Macon. The team announced Wednesday morning they signed a contract and will start their next season in 2015 as the Macon Mayhem. WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter looks into what this could mean for the community.
    Augusta's professional hockey team is leaving Augusta for Macon. The team announced Wednesday morning they signed a contract and will start their next season in 2015 as the Macon Mayhem. WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter looks into what this could mean for the community.
  • Neighbors Say Traffic's Going Too Fast On Sand Bar Ferry Road At State Line

    Neighbors Say Traffic's Going Too Fast On Sand Bar Ferry Road At State Line

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-06-25 23:07:46 GMT
    Photo of Highway 28Photo of Highway 28
    Traffic improvements in east Augusta has led to better roads, but residents say that's leading to dangerous speeding and there's little Augusta can do about it. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the details.
    Traffic improvements in east Augusta has led to better roads, but residents say that's leading to dangerous speeding and there's little Augusta can do about it. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the details.
  • Hughes Roofing Owner Charged With Theft By Deception

    Hughes Roofing Owner Charged With Theft By Deception

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-06-25 22:24:48 GMT
    Photo of Sean Patrick Hughes (Credit: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)Photo of Sean Patrick Hughes (Credit: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)
    The owner of a local roofing company is behind bars in Columbia County.
    The owner of a local roofing company is behind bars in Columbia County.
  • State Agency Job Fair To Be Held At Fort Gordon Thursday

    State Agency Job Fair To Be Held At Fort Gordon Thursday

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-06-25 20:37:04 GMT
    image of Fort Gordon signimage of Fort Gordon sign
    Fort Gordon’s Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) will sponsor a State Agency Job Fair on Fort Gordon Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
    Fort Gordon’s Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) will sponsor a State Agency Job Fair on Fort Gordon Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
  • Date Of Project Jackson Lawsuit Trial Pushed Back

    Date Of Project Jackson Lawsuit Trial Pushed Back

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-06-25 19:07:06 GMT
    Photo of an artist's rendering of the proposed plan for Project JacksonPhoto of an artist's rendering of the proposed plan for Project Jackson
    The trial regarding a lawsuit filed by River Club homeowner to stop Project Jackson has been pushed back.
    The trial regarding a lawsuit filed by River Club homeowner to stop Project Jackson has been pushed back.
  • Long John Silver's To Treat Customers As They Attempt World Record

    Long John Silver's To Treat Customers As They Attempt World Record

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-06-25 16:11:25 GMT
    Long John Silver’s, the world’s largest quick service seafood brand, will treat America to lunch on June 28th and attempt to set a new world record for the “Largest Free Fish Fry” in the process.
    Long John Silver’s, the world’s largest quick service seafood brand, will treat America to lunch on June 28th and attempt to set a new world record for the “Largest Free Fish Fry” in the process.
  • BREAKING ON 6: Augusta RiverHawks Sign Contract To Move To Macon

    BREAKING ON 6: Augusta RiverHawks Sign Contract To Move To Macon

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-06-25 15:52:16 GMT
    Augusta RiverHawks logo imageAugusta RiverHawks logo image
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned the Augusta RiverHawks have signed a contract with the Macon-Bibb County Commission to move to Macon.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned the Augusta RiverHawks have signed a contract with the Macon-Bibb County Commission to move to Macon.
  • Following FEMA Could Have Delayed Augusta Storm Cleanup Finish by Months

    Following FEMA Could Have Delayed Augusta Storm Cleanup Finish by Months

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-06-24 22:56:32 GMT
    Photo of ice storm debris in AugustaPhoto of ice storm debris in Augusta
    FEMA says Augusta needed to follow its federal guidelines and bid out the final stage of the ice storm cleanup once Masters arrived, but that would have left a mess on city property.
    FEMA says Augusta needed to follow its federal guidelines and bid out the final stage of the ice storm cleanup once Masters arrived, but that would have left a mess on city property.
  • Maintenance Mess Causing Problems for Tenants at Apartment Complex

    Maintenance Mess Causing Problems for Tenants at Apartment Complex

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-06-24 21:31:01 GMT

    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory investigates who is at fault when an apartment is damaged

    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory investigates who is at fault when an apartment is damaged

  • First Company To Be Associated With U.S. Army Cyber Command Opens Fort Gordon Office

    First Company To Be Associated With U.S. Army Cyber Command Opens Fort Gordon Office

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-06-24 17:35:58 GMT
    image of Fort Gordon signimage of Fort Gordon sign
    The first company that will be associated with the U.S. Army's Cyber Command at Fort Gordon announced it is opening its newest office on post.
    The first company that will be associated with the U.S. Army's Cyber Command at Fort Gordon announced it is opening its newest office on post.
  • Consumer Alert: Make Sure Transportation Services That Adhere To Safety Laws

    Consumer Alert: Make Sure Transportation Services That Adhere To Safety Laws

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-06-24 15:12:41 GMT
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    The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) advises you to be aware of potential safety and insurance issues that could affect both customers and drivers participating in ridesharing services.
    The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) advises you to be aware of potential safety and insurance issues that could affect both customers and drivers participating in ridesharing services.
  • Fort Gordon Hosts Acquisition Forecast Forum

    Fort Gordon Hosts Acquisition Forecast Forum

    Monday, June 23 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-06-24 03:37:39 GMT
    We begin tonight with potential business opportunities with the federal government. For months now, we've been talking about the big changes coming to Fort Gordon with the Cyber Command Center and all the growth it will bring to the area. Now, Fort Gordon is looking to attract new and innovated business owners.That's why Fort Gordon's Contracting Office hosted an Acquisition Forecast Forum this morning for local small business owners.During the forum, experts briefed business owners on how th...
    We begin tonight with potential business opportunities with the federal government. For months now, we've been talking about the big changes coming to Fort Gordon with the Cyber Command Center and all the growth it will bring to the area. Now, Fort Gordon is looking to attract new and innovated business owners.That's why Fort Gordon's Contracting Office hosted an Acquisition Forecast Forum this morning for local small business owners.During the forum, experts briefed business owners on how th...
  • NC6 Investigates: Making Sure You Pick The Right Contractor

    NC6 Investigates: Making Sure You Pick The Right Contractor

    Friday, June 20 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-06-20 22:13:34 GMT
    News Channel 6's Mike Miller explains why you shouldn't use unlicensed contractors to do work around your house.
    News Channel 6's Mike Miller explains why you shouldn't use unlicensed contractors to do work around your house.
  • "Operation Zero Tolerance" DUI Campaign Begins In Georgia

    "Operation Zero Tolerance" DUI Campaign Begins In Georgia

    Friday, June 20 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-06-20 19:30:12 GMT
    "Operation Zero Tolerance" logo image"Operation Zero Tolerance" logo image
    Friday marks the beginning of "Operation Zero Tolerance", which is a DUI enforcement campaign on Georgia's roads that runs through July 6th.
    Friday marks the beginning of "Operation Zero Tolerance", which is a DUI enforcement campaign on Georgia's roads that runs through July 6th.
  • 1,300 Jobs Added To Augusta Labor Market In The Past Year

    1,300 Jobs Added To Augusta Labor Market In The Past Year

    Thursday, June 19 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-06-19 23:05:45 GMT
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    There have been 1,300 jobs added to Augusta's labor market in the past year.
    There have been 1,300 jobs added to Augusta's labor market in the past year.
  • Funding Approved To Continue Redevelopment In Two Historic Augusta Neighborhoods

    Funding Approved To Continue Redevelopment In Two Historic Augusta Neighborhoods

    Thursday, June 19 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-06-19 22:59:39 GMT
    Photo of an Augusta Urban Redevelopment Agency documentPhoto of an Augusta Urban Redevelopment Agency document
    Augusta's new look Urban Redevelopment Agency approved funding to continue redevelopment of two historic Augusta neighborhoods Thursday.
    Augusta's new look Urban Redevelopment Agency approved funding to continue redevelopment of two historic Augusta neighborhoods Thursday.
  • SC Lawmakers Restore Millions for Family Caregivers

    SC Lawmakers Restore Millions for Family Caregivers

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-06-19 01:35:49 GMT
    Thousands of South Carolinians who are caring in their homes for loved ones with illnesses or disabilities will be able to get some help, after state senators voted Wednesday to restore $2 million to the state budget. Gov. Nikki Haley had vetoed the money that would be used for respite care. Respite care provides a break to those caregivers so they can run errands, get some rest, or just have a break from providing round-the-clock care. Amy Davenport cares for her 29-year-old daughter Stepha...
    Thousands of South Carolinians who are caring in their homes for loved ones with illnesses or disabilities will be able to get some help, after state senators voted Wednesday to restore $2 million to the state budget. Gov. Nikki Haley had vetoed the money that would be used for respite care. Respite care provides a break to those caregivers so they can run errands, get some rest, or just have a break from providing round-the-clock care. Amy Davenport cares for her 29-year-old daughter Stepha...
  • Update: Business Under Investigation After Huge Plumes of Smoke

    Cause Of Smoke Seen In The Skies Over The CSRA Found

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-06-19 00:08:57 GMT
    Photo of a mulch fire in AugustaPhoto of a mulch fire in Augusta
    We have discovered the source of smoke that many of our viewers have asked about that can be seen in the skies over the CSRA.
    We have discovered the source of smoke that many of our viewers have asked about that can be seen in the skies over the CSRA.
  • Governor Nikki Haley, South Carolina Celebrate Over 50,000 New Jobs Since January 2011

    Governor Nikki Haley, South Carolina Celebrate Over 50,000 New Jobs Since January 2011

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-06-18 14:25:28 GMT
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    Wednesday, Governor Nikki Haley and state business leaders responded to the news that South Carolina has announced over 50,000 new jobs since 2011.
    Wednesday, Governor Nikki Haley and state business leaders responded to the news that South Carolina has announced over 50,000 new jobs since 2011.
  • Augusta Commissioners Talk Trash

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-06-18 12:33:14 GMT
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    Augusta Commissioners discuss equalizing garbage fees across the city and now charging owners of vacant lots a trash fee, but the talk isn't over. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Augusta Commissioners discuss equalizing garbage fees across the city and now charging owners of vacant lots a trash fee, but the talk isn't over. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Roadshow Stops In Evans On Wednesday

    Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Roadshow Stops In Evans On Wednesday

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-06-17 22:33:02 GMT
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    The fourth annual Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Roadshow will make a stop in Evans on Wednesday at the Columbia County Government Center.
    The fourth annual Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Roadshow will make a stop in Evans on Wednesday at the Columbia County Government Center.
  • South Carolina Bill Would Ban Day Cares From Giving Medications With Parents' Permission

    South Carolina Bill Would Ban Day Cares From Giving Medications With Parents' Permission

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-06-17 20:43:33 GMT
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    South Carolina lawmakers are trying to work out their differences on a bill banning daycares from giving medicine to your children without permission.
    South Carolina lawmakers are trying to work out their differences on a bill banning daycares from giving medicine to your children without permission.
  • Medical Supply Company With Augusta Location Being Bought By Another Company

    Medical Supply Company With Augusta Location Being Bought By Another Company

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-06-17 16:26:25 GMT
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    A medical supply company with a location in Augusta is being bought by another company.
    A medical supply company with a location in Augusta is being bought by another company.
  • Cars for SC Foster Care Kids

    Cars for SC Foster Care Kids

    Monday, June 16 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-06-17 02:04:59 GMT
    A program called "On the Road Again" has given more than 70 vehicles to qualified foster youth in SC over the past four years.
    A program called "On the Road Again" has given more than 70 vehicles to qualified foster youth in SC over the past four years.
  • Commissioners Say They Didn't Know About Vacant Lot Garbage Fee, Recommendation Is To Make It Optional

    Commissioners Say They Didn't Know About Vacant Lot Garbage Fee, Recommendation Is To Make It Optional

    Monday, June 16 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-06-16 21:51:35 GMT
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    Thousands of owners of vacant lots are facing a new $155 garbage fee, but Commissioners say they were not aware of that when they approved it last year now the backlash could make the fee optional instead of mandatory.
    Thousands of owners of vacant lots are facing a new $155 garbage fee, but Commissioners say they were not aware of that when they approved it last year now the backlash could make the fee optional instead of mandatory.
  • 7,100 New Jobs Announced For South Carolina

    7,100 New Jobs Announced For South Carolina

    Monday, June 16 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-06-16 20:39:46 GMT
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    Monday, Governor Nikki Haley joined elected officials, economic development professionals and company representatives to announce plans for three businesses to establish facilities in South Carolina, creating 7,100 new jobs and investing $800 million in their respective projects.
    Monday, Governor Nikki Haley joined elected officials, economic development professionals and company representatives to announce plans for three businesses to establish facilities in South Carolina, creating 7,100 new jobs and investing $800 million in their respective projects.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Doctors Hospital Joins 2 Other Hospital In Filing Certificate Of Need For Columbia County Hospital

    UPDATED ON 6: Doctors Hospital Joins 2 Other Hospital In Filing Certificate Of Need For Columbia County Hospital

    Monday, June 16 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-06-16 20:05:35 GMT
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    Georgia Regents Medical Center and University Hospital have both filed their certificate of need to build a hospital in Columbia County with the Georgia Department of Community Health.
    Georgia Regents Medical Center and University Hospital have both filed their certificate of need to build a hospital in Columbia County with the Georgia Department of Community Health.
  • Governor Nathan Deal, GEMA Premiere Upgraded Emergency Mobile App

    Governor Nathan Deal, GEMA Premiere Upgraded Emergency Mobile App

    Monday, June 16 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-06-16 19:50:41 GMT
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    Monday, Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security introduced an upgraded version of the state’s emergency mobile app, Ready Georgia.
    Monday, Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security introduced an upgraded version of the state’s emergency mobile app, Ready Georgia.
  • Bidding On Augusta's Partridge Hotel Begins Monday Afternoon

    Bidding On Augusta's Partridge Hotel Begins Monday Afternoon

    Monday, June 16 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-06-16 15:20:10 GMT
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    It appears a historic Augusta hotel is back on the auction block, for the second time in 2014.
    It appears a historic Augusta hotel is back on the auction block, for the second time in 2014.
  • Atlantic Broadband To Offer Free Wi-Fi To Downtown Aiken This Summer

    Atlantic Broadband To Offer Free Wi-Fi To Downtown Aiken This Summer

    Sunday, June 15 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-06-15 21:15:33 GMT
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    Atlantic Broadband has announced it will also be providing public access to free Wi-Fi service in and around the downtown area of Aiken in July.
    Atlantic Broadband has announced it will also be providing public access to free Wi-Fi service in and around the downtown area of Aiken in July.
  • Consumer Alert: Giving Gift Cards

    Consumer Alert: Giving Gift Cards

    Saturday, June 14 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-06-14 13:26:36 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory talks to GRU Marketing Professor Barbara Coleman about what to look out for when buying gift cards.
     
    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory talks to GRU Marketing Professor Barbara Coleman about what to look out for when buying gift cards.
     
  • Florida-Georgia Line Concert Parking Chaos

    Florida-Georgia Line Concert Parking Chaos

    Friday, June 13 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-06-14 02:48:12 GMT
    Thousands of Florida-Georgia Line fans tried to cram into hundreds of parking spots, creating a traffic nightmare between GRU Summerville and Lake Olmstead Stadium.
    Thousands of Florida-Georgia Line fans tried to cram into hundreds of parking spots, creating a traffic nightmare between GRU Summerville and Lake Olmstead Stadium.
  • News Channel 6 Investigates: Roofing Company Receives Citations For Violations

    News Channel 6 Investigates: Roofing Company Receives Citations For Violations

    Friday, June 13 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-06-13 22:23:55 GMT
    News Channel 6 Investigates has been looking into a local roofing company. Mike Miller has new details on the investigation.
    News Channel 6 Investigates has been looking into a local roofing company. Mike Miller has new details on the investigation.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Parking, Shuttle Plan For Friday Night Concert At lake Olmstead Stadium Announced

    UPDATED ON 6: Parking, Shuttle Plan For Friday Night Concert At lake Olmstead Stadium Announced

    Friday, June 13 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-06-13 21:45:20 GMT
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    WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter reports on possible traffic issues for Friday night's Florida-Georgia Line concert at Lake Olmstead Stadium, and a plan to help concertgoers out.
    WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter reports on possible traffic issues for Friday night's Florida-Georgia Line concert at Lake Olmstead Stadium, and a plan to help concertgoers out.
  • Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Director Issues Statement On Veteran Care

    Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Director Issues Statement On Veteran Care

    Friday, June 13 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-06-13 20:49:33 GMT
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    Robert U. Hamilton, the director of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, released a statement Friday on the facility's commitment to the care of veterans in the CSRA.
    Robert U. Hamilton, the director of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, released a statement Friday on the facility's commitment to the care of veterans in the CSRA.
  • Gearheads, gawkers drawn to 'Vette museum sinkhole

    Gearheads, gawkers drawn to 'Vette museum sinkhole

    Friday, June 13 2014 9:18 AM EDT2014-06-13 13:18:12 GMT
    Sinkhole opened up at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky in February 2014.Sinkhole opened up at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky in February 2014.
    For years, just enough classic car lovers and curious travelers wandered through the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky to keep the doors open. Now, after a massive sinkhole swallowed eight pristine models of vintage muscle, attendance has skyrocketed. And visitors are as eager to peer into the chasm as they are to see the 'Vettes, if not more so. Museum spokeswoman Katie Frassinelli says the response has been bigger than anyone imagined. In the months since the earth opened up in Februa...
    For years, just enough classic car lovers and curious travelers wandered through the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky to keep the doors open. Now, after a massive sinkhole swallowed eight pristine models of vintage muscle, attendance has skyrocketed. And visitors are as eager to peer into the chasm as they are to see the 'Vettes, if not more so. Museum spokeswoman Katie Frassinelli says the response has been bigger than anyone imagined. In the months since the earth opened up in Februa...
  • Getting The "Goat-Ahead", Augusta Leaders Select Ponds For Goat Maintenance Program

    Getting The "Goat-Ahead", Augusta Leaders Select Ponds For Goat Maintenance Program

    Thursday, June 12 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-06-13 01:01:08 GMT
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    Last month, Augusta Commissioners said OK to a pilot program to let goats bite down on overgrowth issues in drainage ponds. Now, the city has selected three ponds to try the goats out. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    Last month, Augusta Commissioners said OK to a pilot program to let goats bite down on overgrowth issues in drainage ponds. Now, the city has selected three ponds to try the goats out. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Steps To Avoid Pesticide Poisoning

    Steps To Avoid Pesticide Poisoning

    Thursday, June 12 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-06-13 00:29:17 GMT
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    WJBF News Channel 6's Mike Miller talks to an expert on pesticides after a Jefferson County woman died and three children were sickened after exposure to a toxic chemical.
    WJBF News Channel 6's Mike Miller talks to an expert on pesticides after a Jefferson County woman died and three children were sickened after exposure to a toxic chemical.
  • U.S. Department of Energy Names New SRS Deputy Manager

    U.S. Department of Energy Names New SRS Deputy Manager

    Thursday, June 12 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-06-12 20:09:46 GMT
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    Thursday, te U.S. Department of Energy, Savannah River Operations Office (DOE-SR), announced the selection of Mr. Terrel “Terry” J. Spears as the Deputy Manager of the Savannah River Site.
    Thursday, te U.S. Department of Energy, Savannah River Operations Office (DOE-SR), announced the selection of Mr. Terrel “Terry” J. Spears as the Deputy Manager of the Savannah River Site.
  • SC restaurant owner offers free meals to homeless

    SC restaurant owner offers free meals to homeless

    Thursday, June 12 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-06-12 18:16:01 GMT
    A restaurant in Simpsonville,opens its doors, and its kitchen, to the homeless. Rob Ferguson is co-owner of Zamorah's Restaurant. He serves up all the comforts of home from pork chops to country fried steak, cornbread, chicken and more.They also serve folks who can't pay. Customers who are homeless or maybe down on their luck for whatever reason can come and get a hot meal. Rob even puts a sign in the window letting folks know they are welcome. He said, "God put it on my heart to try to give ...
    A restaurant in Simpsonville,opens its doors, and its kitchen, to the homeless. Rob Ferguson is co-owner of Zamorah's Restaurant. He serves up all the comforts of home from pork chops to country fried steak, cornbread, chicken and more.They also serve folks who can't pay. Customers who are homeless or maybe down on their luck for whatever reason can come and get a hot meal. Rob even puts a sign in the window letting folks know they are welcome. He said, "God put it on my heart to try to give ...
  • Real loaded gun found among the toys at Target in Myrtle Beach

    Real loaded gun found among the toys at Target in Myrtle Beach

    Thursday, June 12 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-06-12 17:13:10 GMT
    While strolling through the toy aisle at the Target located at 1150 Seaboard Street Friday, May 30, a shopper found a gun. The Myrtle Beach Police report states a handgun
    A Target employee found a loaded hand gun in the toy aisle of the store -- and police have now released a photo of the man linked to the firearm. Myrtle Beach Police say they want to find David Dennis for unlawfully carrying a handgun.
  • SC Voters Favor Legalized Gambling, Medical Marijuana

    SC Voters Favor Legalized Gambling, Medical Marijuana

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-06-11 22:54:24 GMT
    When South Carolina voters went to the polls Tuesday, besides voting for the candidates running for office they also got to vote on some non-binding referendum questions. Republicans had two questions while the Democrats had three.
    When South Carolina voters went to the polls Tuesday, besides voting for the candidates running for office they also got to vote on some non-binding referendum questions. Republicans had two questions while the Democrats had three.
  • Hey y'all, Paula Deen launching digital network

    Hey y'all, Paula Deen launching digital network

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-06-11 13:20:10 GMT
    Celebrity cook Paula Deen is going digital.Paula Deen Ventures, a new company formed to help launch a comeback for Deen, on Wednesday announced plans for the creation of the Paula Deen Network. The paid subscription-based network is set to launch in September and will be accessible by computer, smartphone or tablet.The network will feature daily programming in an unscripted format with new recipes, episodes and cooking tools.The announcement comes about a year after Deen's admission under oat...
    Celebrity cook Paula Deen is going digital.Paula Deen Ventures, a new company formed to help launch a comeback for Deen, on Wednesday announced plans for the creation of the Paula Deen Network. The paid subscription-based network is set to launch in September and will be accessible by computer, smartphone or tablet.The network will feature daily programming in an unscripted format with new recipes, episodes and cooking tools.The announcement comes about a year after Deen's admission under oat...
  • Toilet Unclogger Could Be the Greatest Plumbing Invention Since the Plunger

    Toilet Unclogger Could Be the Greatest Plumbing Invention Since the Plunger

    Anyone who has confronted the horror of a clogged toilet about to overflow may have bemoaned why modern technology has been able to send a man to the moon but failed to invent anything more effective and sanitary than a dome of rubber on the end of a stick.R
    Anyone who has confronted the horror of a clogged toilet about to overflow may have bemoaned why modern technology has been able to send a man to the moon but failed to invent anything more effective and sanitary than a dome of rubber on the end of a stick.R
  • Waffle House waitress finally gets to keep $1,000 tip

    Waffle House waitress finally gets to keep $1,000 tip

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-06-10 17:10:40 GMT
    A Waffle House waitress has received a $1,000 Mother's Day tip directly from her customer after the restaurant refused to give it to her because it was left on a credit card.
    A Waffle House waitress has received a $1,000 Mother's Day tip directly from her customer after the restaurant refused to give it to her because it was left on a credit card.
  • Analysis: S.C. ranked among worst states for bank charges

    Analysis: S.C. ranked among worst states for bank charges

    Monday, June 9 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-06-09 16:14:23 GMT
    South Carolina ranks as one of the worst states for affordable banking, according to an analysis by GoBankingRates.com, an online marketing company.
    South Carolina ranks as one of the worst states for affordable banking, according to an analysis by GoBankingRates.com, an online marketing company.
  • News Channel 6 Investigates: Hughes Roofing Company

    News Channel 6 Investigates: Hughes Roofing Company

    News Channel 6 Investigates first told you that some homeowners say they were scammed by Hughes Roofing Company. Mike Miller spoke with the company owner on Friday.
    News Channel 6 Investigates first told you that some homeowners say they were scammed by Hughes Roofing Company. Mike Miller spoke with the company owner on Friday.
  • 6 Investigates: Local Roofing Company After Ice Storm

    6 Investigates: Local Roofing Company After Ice Storm

    Some homeowners say a local roofing company has scammed them out of thousands of dollars after the ice storm. News Channel 6's Mike Miller Investigates.
    Some homeowners say a local roofing company has scammed them out of thousands of dollars after the ice storm. News Channel 6's Mike Miller Investigates.
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