Richmond County's high rate of teen pregnancy has sparked a lot of attention across the state. Now, it's making headlines for changing course. News Channel Six's Dee Griffinhas more on how a local Doctor is helping lower what became a growing problem.As an OB-GYN in Augusta, Dr. Donna Adams Pickett has helped bring thousands of lives into the world. Now, she's come up with the way to help save the youngest of them from a growing problem that has plagued Richmond County for more than two decad... More>>
WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that 10 people have tested positive for the bacteria that causes tuberculosis. More>>
A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip. More>>
A man on a mission to promote healthy living is taking to the streets of Augusta. More>>
A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. More>>
The Augusta Animal Services and Barnwell County Animal Shelter appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on April 23rd with meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth.
When our children are sick, we do everything to make them comfortable. But one medication may be hurting our kids and doctors say there are better alternatives. Watch Dr. Timothy Johnson's report on the controversy over codeine. More>>
WJBF News Channel 6's Nicole Snyder got the chance to work out with some Master Fitness Trainers at Fort Gordon Tuesday to see how the Army's physical training program is evolving.
An Ohio collegiate soccer player is dangerously "allergic" to her own sweat.
A day of snowmobiling turned into a frightening encounter with a moose for a Maine couple and it was all caught on video. More>>
Doctors in Canada are puzzled by a 10-month-old baby who was born with a rare condition that does not allow him to open his mouth. More>>
A Georgia company has recalled nearly 24,000 pounds of fully cooked breaded chicken breast products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. More>>
It's always a good time to head to the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia and they have a lot going on. Susan O'Cain sat down with News Channel 6 Meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth to discuss all the changes. More>>
A Georgia woman is facing serious jail time after admitting to giving false mammogram results Prosecutors say 10 women were told their mammogram results were clear, when they were not. Jennifer Moulliet has the story. More>>
Tuberculosis testing will be done for some Hephzibah High School student next week after a student presented TB symptoms.
Temperatures have finally warmed from "polar vortex" lows to more spring-like temperatures. However, a new menace lurks for those wanting to enjoy the outdoors: pollen. More>>
The SPCA in Aiken appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on April 16th.
A new Georgia law will help put food on more tables. House Bill 958 provides a sales tax exemption to the state's seven food banks. WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose has the story.
There are a lot of personal products out there that make life a little easier like moist wipes. But with convenience, sometimes comes complications. Carl Azuz has more on how they handy wipes may be causing serious allergies. More>>
Though you may enjoy your daily nap, health officials are now saying those catnaps may be harmful. More>>
Once your done filing your taxes, how about some "comfort" food. In today's Quick Cooking, Karen Calloway has a recipe for a Quick Tortellini Skillet. More>>
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Public health officials are seeing the public's help in tracking the arrival of the West Nile virus in South Carolina. More>>
A person who's face is familiar in Augusta stopped by Television Park today to discuss his anti-bullying campaign. More>>
An Augusta business has come up with a creative way to raise money for charity during Masters week. More>>
Cute photo gallery of two dogs getting married. More>>
Wednesday, South Carolina lawmakers decided to let voters choose whether to allow medical marijuana in the state. Now, an Augusta woman is making a bigger push to get a similar deal in Georgia. WJBF News Channel 6's Dee Griffin explains how she's doing it. More>>
Golf is not the only reason people enjoy the Masters tournament. Many people have grown to love the foods sold at Augusta National Golf Club. WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose has the story. More>>
Video from the Clearwater Police Department shows a peacock pecking at a patrol car window. More>>
On this Quick Cooking segment, Karin Calloway has a quick and easy recipe for Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake. More>>
Heartsong Animal Rescue appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon with Mary Morrison on April 9th.
South Carolina House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, D-Columbia, announced Wednesday that the state Democratic Party will have a referendum question on the party’s June primary ballot asking voters whether they favor legalizing medical marijuana.
Dunkin’ Donuts celebrates spring and Peepsonality with its first-ever donuts topped with Peeps Marshmallow Chicks. More>>
The wife of a man found shot to death in a North Augusta apartment Tuesday morning has been charged with his murder. More>>
The race for the next mayor in Divide, Colorado has turned into a real animal house.11 candidates are up for the new position -- but not a single one is human.
Tyson is recalling 75,320 pounds of chicken nuggets after some customers complained about finding small pieces of plastic in their food. More>>
The main driveway into Georgia Regents Medical Center off 15th Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, through Wednesday, April 9, due to construction at the old GRU dental school building.
Spring time is a great time to check out the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia. Susan O'Cain sat down with News Channel's Mary Morrison to discuss an upcoming event and to learn more about the marbled salamander. More>>
The Aiken County Animal Shelter appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon April 2, 2014.
Our Julie Parise got a look inside the kitchen and behind the bar of a neighborhood favorite, where they're planning to show Masters week customers a little southern hospitality. More>>
Millions of people around the country met the deadline to apply for the Affordable Care Act. But, hundreds didn't make it in time and now rely on an extension to get coverage.News Channel Six's Dee Griffin uncovers many who missed the deadline may still get coverage. When April Edwards wanted to try her hand at finding a less expensive alternative to her company's health insurance, she turned to the Affordable Health Care Act to quell her curiosity. But, she quickly found the hunt for an aff... More>>
Tales of the elusive chupacabra continue to spread, but this time a Texas man says he has caught it alive? It's some kind of animal, but is it really a chupacabra? Janelle Bludau reports. More>>
Wednesday is World Autism Day and Mayor Deke Copenhaver has proclaimed it Augusta Autism Awareness Day, as well. More>>
Kroger’s Atlanta Division customers surpassed the grocer’s $250,000 fundraising goal and donated more than $278,000 from March 16th-29th to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). More>>
After winning a statewide award, a local farmer said he is proud to help put Waynesboro in the spotlight for their agriculture.Dick Byne runs Byne Blueberry Farm, where he makes organic blueberry juice, among other produce items.
The deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is Monday at midnight. The Obama Administration set a goal of 7 million people signed up by today. Estimates are that number will be closer to 6.5 million. People have been flooding the government site all day, and even this morning, last-minute users were having problems signing up. For those who don’t have health insurance, they must sign ... More>>
Social media lit up this week when a news report revealed that an Arkansas woman was arrested for endangering the welfare of her child after breastfeeding while drinking alcohol at a restaurant. The charge was later dropped, but the issue of breastfeeding and drinking is still a very real one. More>>
Women in Philanthropy for the CSRA awarded grants totaling $112,000 to 7 programs serving women and children at their annual spring luncheon Friday, March 28th.
This one was a milestone: in 6 years, Women In Philanthropy for the CSRA has funded 28 local grants totaling $523,300.
A police dog is being deemed a hero -- 7 year old Bruno shot in the line of duty and severely wounded.Today, he's recovering and reuniting with his fellow officer -and best friend.Lara Spencer has the story.The bond is unexplainable. See in him the way he is it kills me. It's a reunion that Los Angeles police officer RJ Young was afraid mightnever come. Young being here is the most relaxed I can get dog yelps louder that's him just telling me when are we leaving lets get out of here.Just last... More>>
He went from searching for mushrooms...to finding a baby porcupine. Now, a Maine man is caring for that small animal after a strange turn of events. Jared Buzzell has his hands full...a wife, two kids, a baby, a dog...and now, a baby porcupine which is called Porcupett. Aly Myles reports. More>>
One person has been recommended to undergo post-exposure treatment after being exposed to rabies by a raccoon that tested positive for the disease in the southern portion of Aiken County. More>>
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert concerning processed egg products from a Lacey, Washington company. Click for details.
Doctors Hospital will open a brand new neighborhood Urgent and Primary Care Center on Tuesday, April 1st, located at 3110 William Few Parkway in the Riverwood Town Center, in Evans. More>>
A wounded veteran from Augusta is moving into a new house thanks to some help from the community.
The weather has been a popular topic of conversation for most people and we are all ready for things to start warming up. News Channel Six's Dee Griffin explains how the prolonged winter is affecting local crops. As March nears an end, this field of strawberries prepares to begin it's annual appearance near Waynesboro. Twenty two years ago, the Myers family started raising strawberries here. The Strawberry Patch owner Tim Myers says,"You can do it on a small scale and we had seen it in other... More>>
Approximately 50 award-winning pieces of art from disabled artists across Georgia, including one from the Central Savannah River Area, will be on display March 27-April 19 at the Georgia Artists with Disabilities, Inc's 29th annual statewide tour and exhibit.
Fort Gordon hosted its 30th annual Special Olympics Wednesday morning. Athletes between the ages of 5 and 60 took part in a number of events, including a softball throw and a long jump. More>>
Some Augusta Commissioners don't want to butt out of snuffing out smoking and say an ordinance to ban smoking in public places including bars will return after twice being defeated. More>>
The new Walmart on Wrightsboro Road opened bright and early Wednesday morning with a ribbon cutting.Mayor Deke Copenhaver and several local officials were in attendance.The Chamber of Commerce says they are excited for the economic impact of the store, located on Wrightsboro Road and North Leg Road. It has already created about 300 jobs -- and about 10 percent of the store staff is made up of military veterans. Our Julie Parise met one veteran who says that before Walmart hired her, she was h... More>>
The Obama administration is granting more time for people to apply for health care if they started the process but were unable to complete it before the March 31 deadline.OFFICIALS SAYING TONIGHT the administration will be ready to help people -quote- "in line" by the deadline finish their applications, either online or over the phone.The administration is racing to sign up at least 6 million people in the new health insurance markets offering subsidized private coverage. More>>
According to the Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic, one in three people with seasonal allergies experience symptoms such as an itchy mouth, lips or throat and sniffling or sneezing - after eating raw foods and fresh fruit. Allergy patients may experience reactions when eating foods such as apples, pears, oranges, almonds and walnuts. More>>
It's great to be a Georgia Bulldog, but it turns out its not too bad to be a South Carolina Bulldog either!The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina held their fourth annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest inspired by the school's mascot.The contest is sponsored by the school's football association and serves as a fundraiser both for the care of the dogs as well as for scholarships to Citadel students.Awards included best tail wager, best smile, best personality and best costume. More>>
Have you had enough of winter? Are you ready to run outside and worship the sun, or lie on the beach and soak up some rays? Good for you, but doctors warn, be careful.
Hot dogs and apple pie. American fare at its finest.But every now and then you want something a little fancier. More>>
It's "Come Out For Health" week at Georgia Regents University, which is coordinated by GRU Equality. More>>
The new state-of-the-art Laser Center at The Eye Physicians & Surgeons of Augusta (The Eye Guys) has received the world’s fastest and most precise refractive laser suite, designed specifically for LASIK. It is the first center in the U.S. with the technology. More>>
Georgia Regents Medical Center has been accredited with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard, by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer. More>>
There will be big hats, bow ties and big time fun to be had at the Aiken Steeplechase on Saturday.
With the arrival comes and old myth that due to the Vernal Equinox, when the center of the sun is directly over the earth's equator, you can get an egg to stand on its end. Meteorologist John Lynn took some eggs -and some egghead co-workers- and put it to the test! More>>
The decision of which hospital will be built in Columbia County is now left up to the state. Commissioners voted to approve all three hospitals for the bid, and let them make their case to the Georgia Department of Community Health. With multiple meetings, presentations, and work sessions, many thought the county was getting one step closer to making a decision. After Tuesday night’s meeting, all three hospitals are... More>>
Wednesday, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Community Health, announced three new proposals to improve rural access to health care. More>>
The Aiken County Animal Services appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on March 19th with Mary Morrison.
Are you tired of the same chicken recipes you always cook for dinner? Karin Calloway shows us a quick and easy way to change your chicken in today's Quick Cooking.
Check out the new statue on USC Aiken's campus. This horse fountain was unveiled in the Nat Stenson circle in front of the Penland Administration building.Coach and Patty Abshire are responsible for the More>>
The 5th annual Brain Injury Awareness Walk on Saturday, March 8th raised a record $8,000 to support local brain injury survivors and Camp Hardgrove, an annual camp for adult brain injury survivors. More>>
University Health Care Foundation will hold the 22nd annual Art Patchin/Will Weston Celebration Sunday, March 23rd. Click for details on the event. More>>
A movie about abandoned pooches and the South Carolina volunteers who rescue them from high-kill shelters is scheduled for screening in Darlington. The Florence Morning News reports the film "The Lucky More>>
The Aseptic Compounding Experience Lab will give pharmacy students, and practicing pharmacists, hands-on training in making compounded medications. More>>
Now in its twelfth year, the Kelsi Long Memorial Ride has raised $90,000 for children with special needs since its inception.
Our thoughts and prayers are with our good friend, "Trooper Terry" Sams tonight as he remains hospitalized. More>>
A South Carolina Senate subcommittee approved a bill Thursday aimed at closing abortion clinics. More>>
Spring cleaning is a good opportunity to focus on some spring cleaning for your health's sake.
In this month's Buddy Check 6 report, Renee Hinson found her breast cancer early and now she's sharing her story encouraging other women to do the same. More>>