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  • Lincoln County Authorities Search For Drowning Victim

    Victim In Sunday Night Drowning Identified

    Victim In Sunday Night Drowning Identified

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:25:10 GMT
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    Jacoby Mason, 17, was pronounced dead Monday morning after he went missing Sunday night.
    Jacoby Mason, 17, was pronounced dead Monday morning after he went missing Sunday night.
  • Men Ordered To Pay Up For Killing Birds

    Men Ordered To Pay Up For Killing Birds

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:38:36 GMT
    A Jasper County hunting preserve is paying $250,000 in restitution after three of its employees pleaded guilty to illegally trapping and killing hawks and owls to improve quail hunting on the property. U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles announced Friday that Mackay Point Plantation's general manager, hunting dog trainer and heavy equipment handler have been sentenced to six months of probation, community service, and a one-year ban on trapping. The $250,000 to be paid by the private plantation will b...
    A Jasper County hunting preserve is paying $250,000 in restitution after three of its employees pleaded guilty to illegally trapping and killing hawks and owls to improve quail hunting on the property. U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles announced Friday that Mackay Point Plantation's general manager, hunting dog trainer and heavy equipment handler have been sentenced to six months of probation, community service, and a one-year ban on trapping. The $250,000 to be paid by the private plantation will b...
  • Casket Used To Hide Drugs

    Casket Used To Hide Drugs

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:36:53 GMT
    A middle Georgia sheriff says two inmates visiting a Macon funeral home tried to return to jail with drugs and other contraband that had been hidden inside their grandmother's casket. WMAZ-TV reports Bibb County deputies found marijuana, tobacco, a lighter and a cellphone on inmates Henry Ison Rouse and Nekoase Antwan Vinson after they attended a visitation for their dead grandmother Thursday. They wore handcuffs and were escorted by guards. Bibb County Sheriff David Davis says deputies suspe...
    A middle Georgia sheriff says two inmates visiting a Macon funeral home tried to return to jail with drugs and other contraband that had been hidden inside their grandmother's casket. WMAZ-TV reports Bibb County deputies found marijuana, tobacco, a lighter and a cellphone on inmates Henry Ison Rouse and Nekoase Antwan Vinson after they attended a visitation for their dead grandmother Thursday. They wore handcuffs and were escorted by guards. Bibb County Sheriff David Davis says deputies suspe...
  • Canines Wag Tails for Bark in the Park

    Canines Wag Tails for Bark in the Park

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:19:51 GMT
    Despite tough times for some of Richmond County's four-legged friends, the humane society, a rescue group and other pet friendly groups pushed the need to take home an abandoned dog and treat them well. Peppered in the crowd of baseball fans were a few tails waggin' and tongues licking. The Augusta GreenJackets stadium was the place to be for fun with your pet Friday night. A few groups also used the crowd to get a very important message out; adopt or rescue.
    Despite tough times for some of Richmond County's four-legged friends, the humane society, a rescue group and other pet friendly groups pushed the need to take home an abandoned dog and treat them well. Peppered in the crowd of baseball fans were a few tails waggin' and tongues licking. The Augusta GreenJackets stadium was the place to be for fun with your pet Friday night. A few groups also used the crowd to get a very important message out; adopt or rescue.
  • Drivers Meet Law Enforcement 'Across the Border'

    Drivers Meet Law Enforcement 'Across the Border'

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:53:18 GMT
    Law enforcement from multiple agencies hit the streets to make sure drivers remain safe. The 23rd Annual Hands Across the Border kicked off Thursday night on the Georgia-South Carolina line. The blitz kicked off this weekend because it is the last time most celebrate summer activities. From the football game in Columbia, South Carolina to the Georgia- Clemson game this weekend and even a NASCAR race, law enforcement is out along with everyone else on the road.
    Law enforcement from multiple agencies hit the streets to make sure drivers remain safe. The 23rd Annual Hands Across the Border kicked off Thursday night on the Georgia-South Carolina line. The blitz kicked off this weekend because it is the last time most celebrate summer activities. From the football game in Columbia, South Carolina to the Georgia- Clemson game this weekend and even a NASCAR race, law enforcement is out along with everyone else on the road.
  • Fewer Lane Closures For Your Labor Day On The Road

    Fewer Lane Closures For Your Labor Day On The Road

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:40:25 GMT
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    Georgia transportation officials plan to suspend many construction-related lane closures for the upcoming holiday weekend. The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend the lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m. Tuesday on interstates and other major state routes by holiday and tourist attractions. The agency generally restricts lane closures during big holidays to alleviate increased traffic. That doesn't include necessary emergency lane closures. Transportation officials say ...
    Georgia transportation officials plan to suspend many construction-related lane closures for the upcoming holiday weekend. The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend the lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m. Tuesday on interstates and other major state routes by holiday and tourist attractions. The agency generally restricts lane closures during big holidays to alleviate increased traffic. That doesn't include necessary emergency lane closures. Transportation officials say ...
  • Red Hot Donation To Help Children With Cancer

    Red Hot Donation To Help Children With Cancer

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:35:13 GMT
    A concert leads to big payday for pediatric cancer. Augusta band Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots played at the Imperial Theater last month to benefit a local charity. Thursday, the lead singer presented a check to Press On for more than ten-thousand-dollars.The Press On Fund, is pushing for a pediatric cancer research center in Augusta.The organization has raised more than two-million-dollars to help young cancer patients.
    A concert leads to big payday for pediatric cancer. Augusta band Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots played at the Imperial Theater last month to benefit a local charity. Thursday, the lead singer presented a check to Press On for more than ten-thousand-dollars.The Press On Fund, is pushing for a pediatric cancer research center in Augusta.The organization has raised more than two-million-dollars to help young cancer patients.
  • South Carolina Mom Charged After 1-Year-Old Tests Positive For Methamphetamine

    South Carolina Mom Charged After 1-Year-Old Tests Positive For Methamphetamine

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:52:28 GMT
    Mug shot of Bridgette Delanea McCall, who was arrested after her 1-year-old child tested positive for methamphetamine (Credit: Oconee County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Bridgette Delanea McCall, who was arrested after her 1-year-old child tested positive for methamphetamine (Credit: Oconee County Sheriff's Office)
    A Westminster, South Carolina woman is under arrest after sheriff's investigators say her one-year-old child tested positive for methamphetamine.
    A Westminster, South Carolina woman is under arrest after sheriff's investigators say her one-year-old child tested positive for methamphetamine.
  • Augusta Regional Airport On the Move

    Augusta Regional Airport On the Move

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:17:17 GMT
    Augusta Regional Airport could see some changes in the next 20 years. The airport received public input on a Master Plan currently taking place. Airport officials say a comprehensive study is done periodically to get ideas on where it should go in the future. Mean Hunt put together seven alternatives for the public to consider. The company found that there is a significant amount of traffic during Masters week, presenting problems for the airport.
    Augusta Regional Airport could see some changes in the next 20 years. The airport received public input on a Master Plan currently taking place. Airport officials say a comprehensive study is done periodically to get ideas on where it should go in the future. Mean Hunt put together seven alternatives for the public to consider. The company found that there is a significant amount of traffic during Masters week, presenting problems for the airport.
  • Trivia Night Benefits Homeless Dental Needs

    Trivia Night Benefits Homeless Dental Needs

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:48:09 GMT
    If you can remember the preamble to the United States Constitution or the top 2014 Emmy winners, then you would have been perfect for a team playing trivia to raise funds for emergency dental needs in the homeless community. The Georgia Regents University Chapter of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry at the College of Dental Medicine are all fun and games now, but a visit to learn the dental needs of the CSRA's homeless population was no laughing matter.
    If you can remember the preamble to the United States Constitution or the top 2014 Emmy winners, then you would have been perfect for a team playing trivia to raise funds for emergency dental needs in the homeless community. The Georgia Regents University Chapter of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry at the College of Dental Medicine are all fun and games now, but a visit to learn the dental needs of the CSRA's homeless population was no laughing matter.
  • Man Accidentally Killed By Girl At Shooting Range From Greenville

    Man Accidentally Killed By Girl At Shooting Range From Greenville

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:06:11 GMT
    A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed a shooting instructor in Arizona as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities say.
    A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed a shooting instructor in Arizona as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities say.
  • Effingham County Siblings Arrested And Charged With Incest

    Effingham County Siblings Arrested And Charged With Incest

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:05:28 GMT
    Mug shots of Christopher Buckner and her half brother, Timothy Savoy, who were arrested in Effingham County, Georgia and charged with incestMug shots of Christopher Buckner and her half brother, Timothy Savoy, who were arrested in Effingham County, Georgia and charged with incest
    Two Effingham County sibling have been arrested and charged with incest after they admitted to having sex in a parking lot.
    Two Effingham County sibling have been arrested and charged with incest after they admitted to having sex in a parking lot.
  • Clemson student suddenly dies from infection

    Clemson student suddenly dies from infection

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:38:27 GMT
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    A Mount Pleasant family is grieving the loss of their 18-year-old daughter and sister after she dies suddenly while away at school in the up state. Clemson freshman Virginia Gilliam died on August 24 after what started out as a urinary tract infection."Anybody that knew Virginia, knew she saw the world through a child's eyes. Again, I knew that, my family knew that and I'm not a big social media guy but since then I've just been seeing all this out pouring," Herb Gilliam. Social Media he says...
    A Mount Pleasant family is grieving the loss of their 18-year-old daughter and sister after she dies suddenly while away at school in the up state. Clemson freshman Virginia Gilliam died on August 24 after what started out as a urinary tract infection."Anybody that knew Virginia, knew she saw the world through a child's eyes. Again, I knew that, my family knew that and I'm not a big social media guy but since then I've just been seeing all this out pouring," Herb Gilliam. Social Media he says...
  • Columbia County Classrooms Growing Again

    Columbia County Classrooms Growing Again

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:26:07 GMT
    Columbia County Schools is growing once again and leaders are looking for ways to accommodate the increase in student population. This year a little less than 700 more students enrolled in Columbia County schools with the 2014-2015 ten day count totaling a record number of 25, 338 students. The district saw more than 700 students last school year. The total number from last school year was 24, 661.
    Columbia County Schools is growing once again and leaders are looking for ways to accommodate the increase in student population. This year a little less than 700 more students enrolled in Columbia County schools with the 2014-2015 ten day count totaling a record number of 25, 338 students. The district saw more than 700 students last school year. The total number from last school year was 24, 661.
  • Man Arrested at Walmart Previously Charged with Assaulting Officer

    Man Arrested at Walmart Previously Charged with Assaulting Officer

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:18:15 GMT
    Sandon Matthew Sierad, 32, from GreenvilleSandon Matthew Sierad, 32, from Greenville
    Sandon Sierad's background check shows he was charged with assaulting a Seneca police officer while resisting arrest in 2013.
    Sandon Sierad's background check shows he was charged with assaulting a Seneca police officer while resisting arrest in 2013.
  • Lemonade for Veteran

    Lemonade for Veteran

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:55:38 GMT
    It's a gift so big; an army veteran of twelve years is calling an 8-year-old girl his hero.  Customers in a Summerville pet store had a chance to see it firsthand and now you can too.Dashawn Brown shares the story.
    It's a gift so big; an army veteran of twelve years is calling an 8-year-old girl his hero.  Customers in a Summerville pet store had a chance to see it firsthand and now you can too.Dashawn Brown shares the story.
  • Augusta Selected as Host Site for L2: Learn-Lead Simulcast

    Augusta Selected as Host Site for L2: Learn-Lead Simulcast

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:26:17 GMT
    Want to be a more effective leader but don't have a minute to spare?  If so, you may want to attend an event at Augusta's Kroc Center.On October 10, the John Maxwell Company will present the L2: Learn-Lead Simulcast Event.
    Want to be a more effective leader but don't have a minute to spare?  If so, you may want to attend an event at Augusta's Kroc Center.On October 10, the John Maxwell Company will present the L2: Learn-Lead Simulcast Event.
  • Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens Prevails In Lawsuit Defending Open Government

    Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens Prevails In Lawsuit Defending Open Government

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:30:32 GMT
    Photo of Georgia Attorney General Sam OlensPhoto of Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens
    A judge has ruled in favor of Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens in a lawsuit filed against Cumming, Georgia city leaders for violating the Open Meetings Act.
    A judge has ruled in favor of Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens in a lawsuit filed against Cumming, Georgia city leaders for violating the Open Meetings Act.
  • Gino Vannelli To Perform In Augusta October 2nd

    Gino Vannelli To Perform In Augusta October 2nd

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-08-26 03:47:13 GMT
    Gino Vannelli concert set for Oct. 2nd in Augusta, GAGino Vannelli concert set for Oct. 2nd in Augusta, GA
    Gino is coming to town! Yes indeed, the one and only Gino is coming to the Columbia Co. Exhibition Center Thursday, October 2nd.
    Gino is coming to town! Yes indeed, the one and only Gino is coming to the Columbia Co. Exhibition Center Thursday, October 2nd.
  • Richmond Co.'s Dist. 6 Residents React To Hasan's First Vote

    Richmond Co.'s Dist. 6 Residents React To Hasan's First Vote

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-08-26 02:44:23 GMT
    Residents from Richmond County's District 6 are speaking out following the millage rate vote that changed along with the sitting commissioner. Just a week ago the millage rate had a different outcome. It was the change in that District 6 seat that split the vote, giving the Mayor the power that ultimately raised property taxes. Some residents told News Channel 6 that newly appointed and recently elected Ben Hasan did his own thing.
    Residents from Richmond County's District 6 are speaking out following the millage rate vote that changed along with the sitting commissioner. Just a week ago the millage rate had a different outcome. It was the change in that District 6 seat that split the vote, giving the Mayor the power that ultimately raised property taxes. Some residents told News Channel 6 that newly appointed and recently elected Ben Hasan did his own thing.
  • New Research Offers Hope To Parkinson's Patients

    New Research Offers Hope To Parkinson's Patients

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

    Signs, Symptoms, and Options For People With ALS

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

    Seven Reasons You May Want To Roll Over Your Retirement Plan

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:40:36 GMT
    In other segments Will Caywood, a financial advisor with the Fehrman Investment Group has discussed the options you have for your 401k when leaving a company. This weekend he discussed seven reasons why rolling retirement plan assets like a 401k or 403b to an IRA may be a good strategy for you.
    In other segments Will Caywood, a financial advisor with the Fehrman Investment Group has discussed the options you have for your 401k when leaving a company. This weekend he discussed seven reasons why rolling retirement plan assets like a 401k or 403b to an IRA may be a good strategy for you.
  • Football Players Bracing Themselves for Hot Start of Season

    Football Players Bracing Themselves for Hot Start of Season

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:11:09 GMT
    High School football season kicked off with teams doing more than just beating the opposing team. On one of the hottest days of the year, football players and fans found themselves beating the heat. Angela Maddox was at Evans High School cheering on her grandchildren, but brought water and Gatorade just in case. “I was kind of worried about the team and the band members falling out really because it is too hot,” she said. Darryl Mims was also at the stadium to support his son wearing #1.
    High School football season kicked off with teams doing more than just beating the opposing team. On one of the hottest days of the year, football players and fans found themselves beating the heat. Angela Maddox was at Evans High School cheering on her grandchildren, but brought water and Gatorade just in case. “I was kind of worried about the team and the band members falling out really because it is too hot,” she said. Darryl Mims was also at the stadium to support his son wearing #1.
  • Don't shoot! RCSO Creates Recruitment Video to Net More Deputies

    Don't shoot! RCSO Creates Recruitment Video to Net More Deputies

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-08-22 04:01:28 GMT
    It's not Hollywood, it's Augusta. But the Richmond County Sheriff's Office spent this week with a few actors throughout the Garden City. Sheriff Richard Roundtree has teamed up with a production company to help bring more people into the crime fighting fold. Crime scenes have turned into movie shoots and discharged weapons are just the right props for the film.
    It's not Hollywood, it's Augusta. But the Richmond County Sheriff's Office spent this week with a few actors throughout the Garden City. Sheriff Richard Roundtree has teamed up with a production company to help bring more people into the crime fighting fold. Crime scenes have turned into movie shoots and discharged weapons are just the right props for the film.
  • Emory University Hospital To Discuss Discharge Of Ebola Patients

    Emory University Hospital To Discuss Discharge Of Ebola Patients

    Emory University Hospital To Discuss Discharge Of Ebola Patients

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:32 AM EDT2014-08-21 12:32:21 GMT
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    ATLANTA (AP) - A spokeswoman for Samaritan's Purse says an American doctor who was infected with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital Thursday. Alison Geist told The Associated Press she doesn't the exact time Dr. Kent Brantly will be released but confirmed it will happen Thursday. Emory University Hospital says it will hold a news conference to discuss his and the other aid worker's discharge. Brantly and Nancy Writebol were flown out of the west African nation of Liberia earlier ...
    ATLANTA (AP) - A spokeswoman for Samaritan's Purse says an American doctor who was infected with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital Thursday. Alison Geist told The Associated Press she doesn't the exact time Dr. Kent Brantly will be released but confirmed it will happen Thursday. Emory University Hospital says it will hold a news conference to discuss his and the other aid worker's discharge. Brantly and Nancy Writebol were flown out of the west African nation of Liberia earlier ...
  • Adopt-A-Pet: August 20, 2014

    Adopt-A-Pet: August 20, 2014

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:31:03 GMT
    Aiken County Animal Services appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on August 20th with Mary Morrison.
    Aiken County Animal Services appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on August 20th with Mary Morrison.
  • SAY WHAT? Myrtle Beach Woman Beat Up Man After He 'Passed Gas' In Her Face, Police Say

    SAY WHAT? Myrtle Beach Woman Beat Up Man After He 'Passed Gas' In Her Face, Police Say

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:25:37 GMT
    Mug shot of Jessica Annette Cerney, who was arrested in Myrtle Beach after reportedly beating up a man after he "passed gas" in her face (PHOTO Credit: WBTS-TV)Mug shot of Jessica Annette Cerney, who was arrested in Myrtle Beach after reportedly beating up a man after he "passed gas" in her face (PHOTO Credit: WBTS-TV)
    A Myrtle Beach man and woman were arrested after they came to blows in a fight sparked when the man allegedly “passed gas” near the woman's face, according to a Myrtle Beach Police Department report.
    A Myrtle Beach man and woman were arrested after they came to blows in a fight sparked when the man allegedly “passed gas” near the woman's face, according to a Myrtle Beach Police Department report.
  • Spurrier, Tanner Take Ice Bucket Challenge Following Gamecocks Practice

    Spurrier, Tanner Take Ice Bucket Challenge Following Gamecocks Practice

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:15:04 GMT
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    The South Carolina Gamecock football team continues its preparations for the 2014 season opener, set for Thursday, August 28, against Texas A&M.
    The South Carolina Gamecock football team continues its preparations for the 2014 season opener, set for Thursday, August 28, against Texas A&M.
  • Sheriff's Million Dollar Request To Fight Crime Puzzles Commissioners

    Sheriff's Million Dollar Request To Fight Crime Puzzles Commissioners

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:52:51 GMT
    Violent crimes have dropped overall in Richmond County in the past two years, but the Sheriff's Office has been dealing with newer deputies leaving for other jobs that pay more. In a heartfelt request by the Southern States Police Benevolent Association, the Sheriff's Office pressed to the commission that keeping citizens safe will take more money.
    Violent crimes have dropped overall in Richmond County in the past two years, but the Sheriff's Office has been dealing with newer deputies leaving for other jobs that pay more. In a heartfelt request by the Southern States Police Benevolent Association, the Sheriff's Office pressed to the commission that keeping citizens safe will take more money.
  • Health Care Workers Take An Ice Break

    Health Care Workers Take An Ice Break

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:14:27 GMT
    The Calm Before The IceThe Calm Before The Ice
    If you're on social media, no doubt you've heard of it--the A-L-S Ice Bucket Challenge.And today doctors and staff members at Georgia Regents Medical Center took part in the challenge.The center has the area's only certified A-L-S clinic. And those doctors want to encourage people to take part in the upcoming A-L-S Walk to help raise money for the clinic.That walk is September 27th at the Riverwalk.
    If you're on social media, no doubt you've heard of it--the A-L-S Ice Bucket Challenge.And today doctors and staff members at Georgia Regents Medical Center took part in the challenge.The center has the area's only certified A-L-S clinic. And those doctors want to encourage people to take part in the upcoming A-L-S Walk to help raise money for the clinic.That walk is September 27th at the Riverwalk.
  • Quick Cooking w/Karin Calloway: Slow Cooker Sausage & Peppers

    Quick Cooking w/Karin Calloway: Slow Cooker Sausage & Peppers

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:38:51 GMT
    Now that school is back in session weeknights are once again busy with after-school activities. This week's Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers makes a perfect family meal for nights when everyone is going in different directions.
    Now that school is back in session weeknights are once again busy with after-school activities. This week's Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers makes a perfect family meal for nights when everyone is going in different directions.
  • Foreign Hackers Obtain 4.5M Patients' Personal Info

    Foreign Hackers Obtain 4.5M Patients' Personal Info

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:55:35 GMT
    More than four million patients of a national hospital system are learning that their social security numbers and other personal information are now in the hands of foreign hackers. Community Health Systems operates more than 200 hospitals across the United States. Trinity Hospital of Augusta is one of those health centers. Health officials said a group from China recently obtained the names, addresses and even social security numbers of 4.5 million people who visited one of the hospitals.
    More than four million patients of a national hospital system are learning that their social security numbers and other personal information are now in the hands of foreign hackers. Community Health Systems operates more than 200 hospitals across the United States. Trinity Hospital of Augusta is one of those health centers. Health officials said a group from China recently obtained the names, addresses and even social security numbers of 4.5 million people who visited one of the hospitals.
  • Partridge Inn Gets New Management Comany

    Partridge Inn Gets New Management Company

    Partridge Inn Gets New Management Company

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:56:45 GMT
    Photo of the Partridge InnPhoto of the Partridge Inn
    Following a June auction, Partridge Inn Holdings, LLC has officially acquired The Partridge Inn in Augusta, Georgia with a top bid of $4.25 million. The deal closed on Monday.
    Following a June auction, Partridge Inn Holdings, LLC has officially acquired The Partridge Inn in Augusta, Georgia with a top bid of $4.25 million. The deal closed on Monday.
  • Out Of The Darkness: Help For Depression

    Out Of The Darkness: Help For Depression

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

    RCBOE, Public Grills Superintendent Finalist

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-08-16 01:16:37 GMT
    The lone finalist for the Richmond County School System Superintendent position gave her final pitch to land the job.If she gets the board's vote next week, Angela Pringle will wrap up her days as a regional superintendent of schools in metro Atlanta's DeKalb County and take a promotion to become superintendent in Richmond County. Pringle fielded questions for more than an hour from the board and the public and she says she's ready for the job.
    The lone finalist for the Richmond County School System Superintendent position gave her final pitch to land the job.If she gets the board's vote next week, Angela Pringle will wrap up her days as a regional superintendent of schools in metro Atlanta's DeKalb County and take a promotion to become superintendent in Richmond County. Pringle fielded questions for more than an hour from the board and the public and she says she's ready for the job.
  • Suspect In Martinez Church Murder Has Been Arrested Before

    Suspect In Martinez Church Murder Has Been Arrested Before

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:39:50 GMT
    Mug shot of 21-year-old Daniel Robinson, who is accused fo shooting and killing 55-year-old William Davitte, and injuring his wife, Jennifer Davitte, at Marvin United Methodist Church in Martinez Thursday night. (Credit: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of 21-year-old Daniel Robinson, who is accused fo shooting and killing 55-year-old William Davitte, and injuring his wife, Jennifer Davitte, at Marvin United Methodist Church in Martinez Thursday night. (Credit: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)
    We are learning new details about Daniel Robinson, the 21-year-old who was arrested this morning in Jacksonville, Florida in connection to a murder in Columbia County. WJBF News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the details.
    We are learning new details about Daniel Robinson, the 21-year-old who was arrested this morning in Jacksonville, Florida in connection to a murder in Columbia County. WJBF News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the details.
  • Reverend Stunned Over Deadly Shootiong In Church Parking Lot

    Reverend Stunned Over Deadly Shooting in Church Parking Lot

    Reverend Stunned Over Deadly Shooting in Church Parking Lot

    Friday, August 15 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-08-15 18:57:13 GMT
    Photo of Marvin United Methodist Church in MArtinez, where one of its members was murdered Thursday night.Photo of Marvin United Methodist Church in MArtinez, where one of its members was murdered Thursday night.
    A church family in Columbia County is in shock after learning about the murder of one of its members.
    A church family in Columbia County is in shock after learning about the murder of one of its members.
  • Suspect Identified In Deadly Columbia County Church Shooting

    DEVELOPING ON 6: Suspect Identified, Arrested In Connection To Deadly Columbia County Church Shooting

    DEVELOPING ON 6: Suspect Identified, Arrested In Connection To Deadly Columbia County Church Shooting

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-08-15 16:22:06 GMT
    Authorities have identified and arrested 21-year old Daniel Robinson of Jacksonville, Florida as the suspect in the deadly Thursday night shooting outside Marvin United Methodist Church in Columbia County.
    Authorities have identified and arrested 21-year old Daniel Robinson of Jacksonville, Florida as the suspect in the deadly Thursday night shooting outside Marvin United Methodist Church in Columbia County.
  • Businesses Deciding On New Gun Law Signage

    Businesses Deciding On New Gun Law Signage

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-08-15 15:43:30 GMT
    There is a big decision facing almost every business owner in the state of Georgia. The Safe Carry Protection Act allows those with a permit to carry guns into churches, government buildings, bars, and airports. Staff can carry into schools, but all of the above have the right to refuse guns in their establishments. The gun law appears difficult to understand, but it's simple. Licensed weapons holders can take their guns to any public place unless there is a sign posted saying they can't.
    There is a big decision facing almost every business owner in the state of Georgia. The Safe Carry Protection Act allows those with a permit to carry guns into churches, government buildings, bars, and airports. Staff can carry into schools, but all of the above have the right to refuse guns in their establishments. The gun law appears difficult to understand, but it's simple. Licensed weapons holders can take their guns to any public place unless there is a sign posted saying they can't.
  • S.C. Getting Cash For Sand Study

    S.C. Getting Cash For Sand Study

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:14:10 GMT
    In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the Carolinas are getting a total of $400,000 to evaluate what sand lies offshore in federal waters that could be used to rebuild beaches and the coast if another severe storm hits. The funds from the federal Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management are part of money going to all Eastern Seaboard states for similar work after the destructive October 2012 storm. The first part of the work involves gathering existing data from diverse sources on what deposits may ...
    In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the Carolinas are getting a total of $400,000 to evaluate what sand lies offshore in federal waters that could be used to rebuild beaches and the coast if another severe storm hits. The funds from the federal Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management are part of money going to all Eastern Seaboard states for similar work after the destructive October 2012 storm. The first part of the work involves gathering existing data from diverse sources on what deposits may ...
  • Georgia Police Chief Headed To Ferguson, Missouri

    Georgia Police Chief Headed To Ferguson, Missouri

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:11:40 GMT
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    DeKalb County's police chief says he will travel to Ferguson, Missouri, this weekend in his role as president of a black law enforcement association. DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander is president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. Alexander tells WXIA-TV that he believes a lack of diversity on Ferguson's police force impedes the department's ability to relate to residents. Alexander said the Ferguson police force of more than 50 officers includes thre...
    DeKalb County's police chief says he will travel to Ferguson, Missouri, this weekend in his role as president of a black law enforcement association. DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander is president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. Alexander tells WXIA-TV that he believes a lack of diversity on Ferguson's police force impedes the department's ability to relate to residents. Alexander said the Ferguson police force of more than 50 officers includes thre...
  • Company outlines processes for contacting customers and receiving payments

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

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

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:29:20 GMT
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    Georgia Power has issued a warning for all of its Georgia customers concerning a scam that, company officials, say attempts to defraud business and residential customers.
    Georgia Power has issued a warning for all of its Georgia customers concerning a scam that, company officials, say attempts to defraud business and residential customers.
  • South Carolina Man Faces Bigamy Charge After Woman's Facebook Search

    South Carolina Man Faces Bigamy Charge After Woman's Facebook Search

    Thursday, August 14 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-08-14 17:45:32 GMT
    Mug shot of Darnell Pixley (Credit: Newberry County Detention Center)Mug shot of Darnell Pixley (Credit: Newberry County Detention Center)
    A Newberry, South Carolina man has been charged with bigamy after officials discovered he has married four times since 1988 without divorcing any of the women.
    A Newberry, South Carolina man has been charged with bigamy after officials discovered he has married four times since 1988 without divorcing any of the women.
  • Adopt-A-Pet: August 13, 2014

    Adopt-A-Pet: August 13, 2014

    Thursday, August 14 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-08-14 17:12:41 GMT
    Southern Souls Rescue appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on August 13th.
    Southern Souls Rescue appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on August 13th.
  • Aiken Citizens Protest ISIS

    Aiken Citizens Protest ISIS

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-08-14 03:22:41 GMT
    A group of concerned citizens in Aiken are calling on Americans and the government to help thousands of Iraqi refugees who have been captured, forced out of their homes and killed by terrorists. The militant group is called the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria or ISIS and efforts to save those fighting for their lives are reaching from the steps of the Aiken Courthouse to the White House.
    A group of concerned citizens in Aiken are calling on Americans and the government to help thousands of Iraqi refugees who have been captured, forced out of their homes and killed by terrorists. The militant group is called the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria or ISIS and efforts to save those fighting for their lives are reaching from the steps of the Aiken Courthouse to the White House.
  • Work To Remove Encrustation Continues on H.L. Hunley Submarine

    Work To Remove Encrustation Continues on H.L. Hunley Submarine

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-08-13 16:24:14 GMT
    Photo of the Confederate submarine H.L. HunleyPhoto of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley
    Scientists have started the long job of removing the encrustation from the hull of Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley.
    Scientists have started the long job of removing the encrustation from the hull of Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley.
  • South Carolina Attorney General Warning Parents After Alleged Online Predator Arrested

    South Carolina Attorney General Warning Parents After Alleged Online Predator Arrested

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-08-13 15:26:58 GMT
    Mug shot of 28-year-old Charles Henry Ross, who allegedly flew from California to South Carolina to have sex with a minor (Credit: Lexington County Sheriff's Department)Mug shot of 28-year-old Charles Henry Ross, who allegedly flew from California to South Carolina to have sex with a minor (Credit: Lexington County Sheriff's Department)
    South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is warning parents and children about the dangers of the Internet after an accused online predator flew from California to South Carolina to have sex with a minor here.
    South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is warning parents and children about the dangers of the Internet after an accused online predator flew from California to South Carolina to have sex with a minor here.
  • RC Marshal, Lawmakers Break Down New Gun Law

    RC Marshal, Lawmakers Break Down New Gun Law

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-08-13 03:20:24 GMT
    House Bill 60 is widely known across the Peach State as a controversial bill and many are still trying to understand the 900 line document. The Richmond County Marshal’s Office and local state representatives highlighted some of the changes that gun owners need to know. “The changes affect only people who actually have gun permits not people who are unlicensed,” said Marshal Steve Smith.
    House Bill 60 is widely known across the Peach State as a controversial bill and many are still trying to understand the 900 line document. The Richmond County Marshal’s Office and local state representatives highlighted some of the changes that gun owners need to know. “The changes affect only people who actually have gun permits not people who are unlicensed,” said Marshal Steve Smith.
  • Quick Cooking w/Karen Calloway: Brigaderio

    Quick Cooking w/Karen Calloway: Brigaderio

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-08-12 17:13:59 GMT
    Between my curiosity about Brazil after watching the World Cup last month and viewing some programs about international sweets on television, I decided to whip up some Brazilian sweets called Brigaderio.
    Between my curiosity about Brazil after watching the World Cup last month and viewing some programs about international sweets on television, I decided to whip up some Brazilian sweets called Brigaderio.
  • Neighbor Attempts To Help In Fatal Trash Truck Crash

    Neighbor Attempts To Help In Fatal Trash Truck Crash

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:55:25 GMT
    New details emerged about two brothers who had a tragic start to their work day collecting waste. Very little is known about the brothers, but we do know that 31-year-old Kennedy Fordham and his brother started their Monday out doing their job collecting trash in South Augusta when things took a turn for the worse. The two men turned onto Rollins Road early Monday morning to do a job they normally do, collect trash for Metropolitan Waste, Inc.
    New details emerged about two brothers who had a tragic start to their work day collecting waste. Very little is known about the brothers, but we do know that 31-year-old Kennedy Fordham and his brother started their Monday out doing their job collecting trash in South Augusta when things took a turn for the worse. The two men turned onto Rollins Road early Monday morning to do a job they normally do, collect trash for Metropolitan Waste, Inc.
  • Medicaid Catching Up

    Medicaid Catching Up

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:35:58 GMT
    South Carolina Medicaid officials are working to process thousands of applications backlogged through the federal online marketplace. As of Aug. 1, the state Department of Health and Human Services had reviewed 60 percent of the 38,000 applications the federal government began transferring in mid-February. Of those, 13,000 await more information from the applicant. Deputy director John Supra says the agency should be caught up within a couple of weeks. Six temporary employees hired since Jul...
    South Carolina Medicaid officials are working to process thousands of applications backlogged through the federal online marketplace. As of Aug. 1, the state Department of Health and Human Services had reviewed 60 percent of the 38,000 applications the federal government began transferring in mid-February. Of those, 13,000 await more information from the applicant. Deputy director John Supra says the agency should be caught up within a couple of weeks. Six temporary employees hired since Jul...
  • 50+ Employers Looking to Hire at Aiken Co. Job Fair 8/12

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

    Monday, August 11 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-08-11 23:10:21 GMT
    Bi-Lo, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of SC and GlaxoSmithKline are some of the participants in the Aiken County Job Fair Tuesday, August 12th from 10am -2pm at Aiken Technical College Gymnasium.
    Bi-Lo, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of SC and GlaxoSmithKline are some of the participants in the Aiken County Job Fair Tuesday, August 12th from 10am -2pm at Aiken Technical College Gymnasium.
  • Pull Out Your Cell Phones Kids, Go To Class

    Pull Out Your Cell Phones Kids, Go To Class

    Thursday, August 7 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-08-08 01:49:25 GMT
    Teachers in one local county will no longer be collecting electronic devices from students using them in school. Instead, the district has found a way to incorporate smart phones and tablets into the learning process. Schools throughout Columbia County are now Wi-Fi friendly and James Van Meter is watching you. That's right. Every search staff and students make inside the walls of a Columbia County school he sees. It's the district's Bring Your Own Technology Program, launched about a year ...
    Teachers in one local county will no longer be collecting electronic devices from students using them in school. Instead, the district has found a way to incorporate smart phones and tablets into the learning process. Schools throughout Columbia County are now Wi-Fi friendly and James Van Meter is watching you. That's right. Every search staff and students make inside the walls of a Columbia County school he sees. It's the district's Bring Your Own Technology Program, launched about a year ...
  • New Guidelines Limit SC School Fundraisers, Snacks

    New Guidelines Limit SC School Fundraisers, Snacks

    Thursday, August 7 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-08-08 01:20:49 GMT
    When South Carolina students go back to school this month, they won't be able to buy chicken biscuits in the car drop-off line, pizza slices during lunch or candy bars between classes. New federal nutrition guidelines that changed school lunches two years ago now apply to school vending machines, canteens, and fundraisers. The guidelines limit calories and the amount of sugar, salt, and fat in the foods sold in schools. Snacks have to be whole grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, or p...
    When South Carolina students go back to school this month, they won't be able to buy chicken biscuits in the car drop-off line, pizza slices during lunch or candy bars between classes. New federal nutrition guidelines that changed school lunches two years ago now apply to school vending machines, canteens, and fundraisers. The guidelines limit calories and the amount of sugar, salt, and fat in the foods sold in schools. Snacks have to be whole grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, or p...
  • Man Accused Of Stealing Copper Wire At Georgia Haunted House

    Man Accused Of Stealing Copper Wire At Georgia Haunted House

    Thursday, August 7 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-07 22:45:48 GMT
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    Authorities in west Georgia are searching for a suspect they say stole copper wire from a haunted house.
    Authorities in west Georgia are searching for a suspect they say stole copper wire from a haunted house.
  • Changes In Legislation Allows Video To Be Used As Evidence In School Bus Stop Arm Violations

    Do You Know When To Stop For A School Bus?

    Do You Know When To Stop For A School Bus?

    Thursday, August 7 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-08-07 19:13:31 GMT
    School bus safety graphic (Credit: South Carolina Department of Public Safety)School bus safety graphic (Credit: South Carolina Department of Public Safety)
    Do you know when, according to state laws, you are required to stop for a school bus? Click for the answers.
    Do you know when, according to state laws, you are required to stop for a school bus? Click for the answers.
  • Adopt-A-Pet: August 6, 2014

    Adopt-A-Pet: August 6, 2014

    Thursday, August 7 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-08-07 17:11:28 GMT
    The Aiken County Animal Services appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon with Mary Morrison and Anne Sawyer on August 6th.
    The Aiken County Animal Services appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon with Mary Morrison and Anne Sawyer on August 6th.
  • 10-year-old bitten by shark at Folly Beach

    10-year-old bitten by shark at Folly Beach

    Thursday, August 7 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-08-07 16:15:48 GMT
    A Charleston boy is recovering after being bitten multiple times by a shark Wednesday afternoon on Folly Beach, according to a report by our South Carolina sister station WCBD.The incident happened just after 2:00 p.m. near East Ashley Avenue, said Fire Chief Steve Mims at Folly Beach Public Safety. The victim, Riley Harris, 10, was boogy boarding in the shallow part of the beach when he was bitten several times on his ankle and foot. He told officials that he believes it was a 4-to-5 feet lo...
    A Charleston boy is recovering after being bitten multiple times by a shark Wednesday afternoon on Folly Beach, according to a report by our South Carolina sister station WCBD.The incident happened just after 2:00 p.m. near East Ashley Avenue, said Fire Chief Steve Mims at Folly Beach Public Safety. The victim, Riley Harris, 10, was boogy boarding in the shallow part of the beach when he was bitten several times on his ankle and foot. He told officials that he believes it was a 4-to-5 feet lo...
  • One dead after overnight shooting at Myrtle Beach resort

    One dead after overnight shooting at Myrtle Beach resort

    Thursday, August 7 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-08-07 14:14:52 GMT
    One person is dead after being shot early Thursday morning in Myrtle Beach.Myrtle Beach Police Spokesperson David Knipes says that the police were called around 2:30 this morning to the Wave Rider Resort.The male victim was dead upon arrival.The police are actively searching for the shooting suspect, who Knipes describes as a white male, 6'1”, and about 200 pounds. He also has white hair, and wears glasses.The coroner's office is at the scene, and Knipes says the identity of the victim will b...
    One person is dead after being shot early Thursday morning in Myrtle Beach.Myrtle Beach Police Spokesperson David Knipes says that the police were called around 2:30 this morning to the Wave Rider Resort.The male victim was dead upon arrival.The police are actively searching for the shooting suspect, who Knipes describes as a white male, 6'1”, and about 200 pounds. He also has white hair, and wears glasses.The coroner's office is at the scene, and Knipes says the identity of the victim will b...
  • High School Football Players Prevent Concussions

    High School Football Players Prevent Concussions

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-08-07 02:45:13 GMT
    Back to school means the start of high school football season. While the game can be fun for both the athletes and fans alike, certain plays can be dangerous. Concussions are common in football. In July, a federal judge approved a settlement between the National Football League and 4,500 former players who sued the league for concealing the long-term health risks of concussions. Those risks can begin in high school athletics.
    Back to school means the start of high school football season. While the game can be fun for both the athletes and fans alike, certain plays can be dangerous. Concussions are common in football. In July, a federal judge approved a settlement between the National Football League and 4,500 former players who sued the league for concealing the long-term health risks of concussions. Those risks can begin in high school athletics.
  • Governor Nikki Haley Signs Landmark Solar Energy Bill

    Governor Nikki Haley Signs Landmark Solar Energy Bill

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-08-06 21:55:27 GMT
    Photo: Governor Nikki Haley is joined Wednesday by Senator Greg Gregory and representatives from the electric cooperatives, utilities, and environmental organizations for a ceremonial signing of S.1189, the S.C. Distributed Energy Resource Program Act.Photo: Governor Nikki Haley is joined Wednesday by Senator Greg Gregory and representatives from the electric cooperatives, utilities, and environmental organizations for a ceremonial signing of S.1189, the S.C. Distributed Energy Resource Program Act.
    Wednesday, Governor Nikki Haley signed the S.C. Distributed Energy Resource Program Act into law.
    Wednesday, Governor Nikki Haley signed the S.C. Distributed Energy Resource Program Act into law.
  • SC Capital City Welcomes Children From Border

    SC Capital City Welcomes Children From Border

    SC Capital City Welcomes Children From Border

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 7:27 AM EDT2014-08-06 11:27:13 GMT
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Leaders in South Carolina's capital city have voted to welcome unaccompanied children who have crossed the Mexican border and ended up in the area. Columbia's City Council voted Tuesday in favor of a resolution put forth by Mayor Steve Benjamin to welcome immigrant children to the city. There's been an influx of tens of thousands of children crossing the border into the U.S. illegally since last year to flee violence in Central America countries. Benjamin says at least 3...
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Leaders in South Carolina's capital city have voted to welcome unaccompanied children who have crossed the Mexican border and ended up in the area. Columbia's City Council voted Tuesday in favor of a resolution put forth by Mayor Steve Benjamin to welcome immigrant children to the city. There's been an influx of tens of thousands of children crossing the border into the U.S. illegally since last year to flee violence in Central America countries. Benjamin says at least 3...
  • More Work For Richmond Co BOE Superintendent Finalist

    More Work For Richmond Co BOE Superintendent Finalist

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-08-06 02:45:03 GMT
    There are new details about the search for Augusta's next school superintendent. Angela Pringle is the lone finalist for the job. Right now she is regional superintendent for DeKalb County schools, located just outside Atlanta. But several questions still remain about who the candidate is and why she was the only candidate chosen for the a shot at getting the job. Richmond County Board of Education member Jack Padgett said there were initially 39 candidates. .
    There are new details about the search for Augusta's next school superintendent. Angela Pringle is the lone finalist for the job. Right now she is regional superintendent for DeKalb County schools, located just outside Atlanta. But several questions still remain about who the candidate is and why she was the only candidate chosen for the a shot at getting the job. Richmond County Board of Education member Jack Padgett said there were initially 39 candidates. .
  • Graham Working on VA Improvements

    Graham Working on VA Improvements

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-08-06 01:29:02 GMT
    Photo of U.S. Senator Lindsey GrahamPhoto of U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham
    U-S Senator Lindsey Graham says help is coming to veterans facing long waits at the V-A.He says a new bill passed by both houses of Congress gives administrators the ability to fire poorly performing employees.The bill also approves the Veterans Choice Card, which will allow veterans to get care from private doctors if they live more than 40 miles from the nearest V-A facility or if they can't get an appointment within 30 days. President Barack Obama is expected to sign the legislation this w...
    U-S Senator Lindsey Graham says help is coming to veterans facing long waits at the V-A.He says a new bill passed by both houses of Congress gives administrators the ability to fire poorly performing employees.The bill also approves the Veterans Choice Card, which will allow veterans to get care from private doctors if they live more than 40 miles from the nearest V-A facility or if they can't get an appointment within 30 days. President Barack Obama is expected to sign the legislation this w...
  • Senator Lindsey Graham Says Help Is On The Way For Veterans Waiting For VA Health Care

    Senator Lindsey Graham Says Help Is On The Way For Veterans Waiting For VA Health Care

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-08-05 20:35:30 GMT
    Photo of U.S. Senator Lindsey GrahamPhoto of U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham
    U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says help is coming to veterans facing long waits at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers.
    U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says help is coming to veterans facing long waits at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers.
  • Quick Cooking w/Karin Calloway: Corn, Quiona, and Tomato Salad

    Quick Cooking w/Karin Calloway: Corn, Quiona, and Tomato Salad

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-08-05 18:43:40 GMT
    I've been on a quinoa kick lately and this week, I'm tossing it up in a delicious pack-and-go salad that highlights summer's fresh sweet corn and farm stand tomatoes.
    I've been on a quinoa kick lately and this week, I'm tossing it up in a delicious pack-and-go salad that highlights summer's fresh sweet corn and farm stand tomatoes.
  • Report: Georgia, South Carolina Ranked On List For States With The Best Schools

    Report: Georgia, South Carolina Ranked On List For States With The Best Schools

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-08-05 17:04:56 GMT
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    A report on WalletHub.com ranks all the states by the quality of the schools in the states. Click to see how Georgia and South Carolina fared.
    A report on WalletHub.com ranks all the states by the quality of the schools in the states. Click to see how Georgia and South Carolina fared.
  • One Candidate Selected for RCBOE Second Interview

    One Candidate Selected for RCBOE Second Interview

    Monday, August 4 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-08-05 02:14:59 GMT
    One candidate will proceed to the second round of interviews in the search for the next superintendent of Richmond County School System. School Board President Venus Cain said they will move forward the Angela Pringle, an administrator out of DeKalb County. This news comes after the board met for more than one hour in executive session.
    One candidate will proceed to the second round of interviews in the search for the next superintendent of Richmond County School System. School Board President Venus Cain said they will move forward the Angela Pringle, an administrator out of DeKalb County. This news comes after the board met for more than one hour in executive session.
  • SC girl died in crash a week after 14th birthday and exactly 9 years after brother

    SC girl died in crash a week after 14th birthday and exactly 9 years after brother

    Monday, August 4 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-04 19:45:35 GMT
    Hannah in a photo from Dunbar Funeral HomeHannah in a photo from Dunbar Funeral Home
    Funeral plans have been set for a South Carolina teen girl who died in a car crash just a week after her 14th birthday. Hannah Faith Bickley, age 14, of Chapin SC, died on Thursday in a crash near Charleston -- also exactly 9 years after another tragedy hit her family.
    Funeral plans have been set for a South Carolina teen girl who died in a car crash just a week after her 14th birthday. Hannah Faith Bickley, age 14, of Chapin SC, died on Thursday in a crash near Charleston -- also exactly 9 years after another tragedy hit her family.
  • Taxpayer money could go to help replace Atlantic Beach bike festival

    Taxpayer money could go to help replace Atlantic Beach bike festival

    Monday, August 4 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-08-04 18:25:58 GMT
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's tourism chief says Atlantic Beach could get both state advertising and building money for an event to replace the town's annual biker festival.Duane Parrish told The Associated Press that bad publicity about violence along the Grand Strand during this year's Memorial Day weekend event likely hurt summer tourism.The summer tourism season got off to a slow start in the Myrtle Beach area. Industry officials said June snow makeup days in the North and Midw...
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's tourism chief says Atlantic Beach could get both state advertising and building money for an event to replace the town's annual biker festival.Duane Parrish told The Associated Press that bad publicity about violence along the Grand Strand during this year's Memorial Day weekend event likely hurt summer tourism.The summer tourism season got off to a slow start in the Myrtle Beach area. Industry officials said June snow makeup days in the North and Midw...
  • SLED: 136 mentally ill in SC denied gun purchases

    SLED: 136 mentally ill in SC denied gun purchases

    Monday, August 4 2014 8:18 AM EDT2014-08-04 12:18:52 GMT
    State agents say 136 people have been stopped from buying guns in South Carolina because a background check showed they had been ruled mentally incompetent by a court.The State Law Enforcement Division told The Post and Courier of Charleston that its agents have also revoked 132 concealed weapons permits from people ruled mentally incompetent.A state law passed last year requires probate courts to report all cases whe...
    State agents say 136 people have been stopped from buying guns in South Carolina because a background check showed they had been ruled mentally incompetent by a court.The State Law Enforcement Division told The Post and Courier of Charleston that its agents have also revoked 132 concealed weapons permits from people ruled mentally incompetent.A state law passed last year requires probate courts to report all cases whe...
  • Hundreds mourn at vigil for SC teen who died while scuba diving

    Hundreds mourn at vigil for SC teen who died while scuba diving

    Monday, August 4 2014 6:36 AM EDT2014-08-04 10:36:06 GMT
    It has been several weeks since a James Island teenager disappeared while scuba diving near Folly Beach with his father.Sunday, hundreds of friends and family of Tristen Allen gathered to remember the young man. Friends and family say Tristen Allen was an extraordinarily unique and amazing 18-year-old from James Island. Those who knew the young football star say he was vibrant, funny, charming, and most of all very loved. That was clearly evident by the amount o...
    It has been several weeks since a James Island teenager disappeared while scuba diving near Folly Beach with his father.Sunday, hundreds of friends and family of Tristen Allen gathered to remember the young man. Friends and family say Tristen Allen was an extraordinarily unique and amazing 18-year-old from James Island. Those who knew the young football star say he was vibrant, funny, charming, and most of all very loved. That was clearly evident by the amount o...
  • Small whale washes ashore in Myrtle Beach

    Small whale washes ashore in Myrtle Beach

    Sunday, August 3 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-08-04 03:49:02 GMT
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    Teams worked Sunday evening to remove a small whale that washed ashore in Downtown Myrtle Beach.
    Teams worked Sunday evening to remove a small whale that washed ashore in Downtown Myrtle Beach.
  • Larry Campbell Honored for 44 Years as Coach

    Larry Campbell Honored for 44 Years as Coach

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:21:51 GMT
    Whoever said winning isn't everything probably didn't play for this Georgia coach. Lincoln County honored a legend in the football world. Lincolnton, Georgia showed its appreciation to former Red Devils Head Coach Larry Campbell. Campbell announced his retirement earlier this year. His state record of 477 victories ranks third of all time nationally.
    Whoever said winning isn't everything probably didn't play for this Georgia coach. Lincoln County honored a legend in the football world. Lincolnton, Georgia showed its appreciation to former Red Devils Head Coach Larry Campbell. Campbell announced his retirement earlier this year. His state record of 477 victories ranks third of all time nationally.
  • Power Company Moves Ash From Lagoons

    Power Company Moves Ash From Lagoons

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-08-02 01:17:53 GMT
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    South Carolina Electric Gas has moved almost a half million tons of coal ash from lagoons on the Wateree River to a lined landfill at its generating plant site on the river near Columbia. The Southern Environmental Law Center said Friday that the figure was included in a semi-annual report on the work released at the end of June. The ash is being moved under a settlement of a lawsuit brought by the Environmental Law Center two years ago. The removal of the ash is ahead of schedule. Under the...
    South Carolina Electric Gas has moved almost a half million tons of coal ash from lagoons on the Wateree River to a lined landfill at its generating plant site on the river near Columbia. The Southern Environmental Law Center said Friday that the figure was included in a semi-annual report on the work released at the end of June. The ash is being moved under a settlement of a lawsuit brought by the Environmental Law Center two years ago. The removal of the ash is ahead of schedule. Under the...
  • South Carolina Prescription Drug Abuse Council Meets To Tackle Prescription Drug Abuse

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

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:45:30 GMT
    Photo from Friday's South Carolina Prescription Drug Abuse Council meeting in Coumbia, South CarolinaPhoto from Friday's South Carolina Prescription Drug Abuse Council meeting in Coumbia, South Carolina
    That South Carolina Prescription Drug Abuse Council met Friday to start working on a statewide plan of attack to address the issue of prescription drug abuse.
    That South Carolina Prescription Drug Abuse Council met Friday to start working on a statewide plan of attack to address the issue of prescription drug abuse.
  • Washington Police Take Over Coming In Over Budget

    Washington Police Take Over Coming In Over Budget

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:54:31 GMT
    News details have emerged in the takeover of the Washington Police Department. Two weeks ago, Washington City Council members voted to eliminate the police department to save money. Wilkes County Sheriff's Office began working the streets of Washington immediately, but what was supposed to cost $400,000 is now coming in at a higher cost.
    News details have emerged in the takeover of the Washington Police Department. Two weeks ago, Washington City Council members voted to eliminate the police department to save money. Wilkes County Sheriff's Office began working the streets of Washington immediately, but what was supposed to cost $400,000 is now coming in at a higher cost.
  • Same-Sex Couples Denied Marriage Licenses; Petition Drive Begins

    Same-Sex Couples Denied Marriage Licenses; Petition Drive Begins

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:31 AM EDT2014-07-31 05:31:34 GMT
    Several same-sex couples tried to get marriage licenses in Greenville Wednesday but were denied because of the state’s ban on gay marriages.
    Several same-sex couples tried to get marriage licenses in Greenville Wednesday but were denied because of the state’s ban on gay marriages.
  • Augusta Woman Makes Unusual Discovery Inside Her Figurine

    Augusta Woman Makes Unusual Discovery Inside Her Figurine

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:09:26 GMT
    We can all relate to decorating our homes with some of our favorite cartoon characters, sports teams and colors. In this remarkable story, Gail Patten did just that, but what she discovered takes her back to a stranger’s request more than two decades ago.
    We can all relate to decorating our homes with some of our favorite cartoon characters, sports teams and colors. In this remarkable story, Gail Patten did just that, but what she discovered takes her back to a stranger’s request more than two decades ago.
  • Adopt-A-Pet: July 30, 2014

    Adopt-A-Pet: July 30, 2014

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:49:44 GMT
    The CSRA Humane Society appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon with Mary Morrison and Anne Sawyer on July 30th.
    The CSRA Humane Society appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon with Mary Morrison and Anne Sawyer on July 30th.
  • Lane Closures Restrictions Announced For Georgia Sales Tax Holiday

    Lane Closures Restrictions Announced For Georgia Sales Tax Holiday

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:37:44 GMT
    Road Work graphicRoad Work graphic
    Shoppers will get a break from road construction in Georgia this weekend to go along with the state’s suspension of the sales tax for school supplies, clothing and computer equipment.
    Shoppers will get a break from road construction in Georgia this weekend to go along with the state’s suspension of the sales tax for school supplies, clothing and computer equipment.
  • Atlanta Mother Charged After Leaving Kids in Car

    Atlanta Mother Charged After Leaving Kids in Car

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:11:48 GMT
    Atlanta mother Charnae Amanda Mosley faces four counts of reckless conduct after leaving her children in a hot car while she shopped.
    Atlanta mother Charnae Amanda Mosley faces four counts of reckless conduct after leaving her children in a hot car while she shopped.
  • Aiken BOE Talks Penny Sales Tax

    Aiken BOE Talks Penny Sales Tax

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:27:25 GMT
    Aiken County Board of Education is working to assess a one percent sales tax on residents and non-residents in order to improve the district. It’s the Education Sales and Use Tax Act. Many people know it as a Penny Tax. School leaders believe monies already generated through homeowner property taxes, which are used for capital improvements, would take three decades to accumulate funding needed for several school upgrades including North Augusta and Aiken High Schools.
    Aiken County Board of Education is working to assess a one percent sales tax on residents and non-residents in order to improve the district. It’s the Education Sales and Use Tax Act. Many people know it as a Penny Tax. School leaders believe monies already generated through homeowner property taxes, which are used for capital improvements, would take three decades to accumulate funding needed for several school upgrades including North Augusta and Aiken High Schools.
  • State of the City: Downtown Augusta

    State of the City: Downtown Augusta

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:06:52 GMT
    A recent interview with Augusta's mayor turned into an impromptu tour of one of Augusta's newest businesses.The Metro Market is coming to Broad Street and fueling Deke Copenhaver's optimistic outlook about downtown.Mayor Copenhaver says,"When you look at the fact that our upscale loft space has a 98-percent occupancy rate, we see new restaurants opening all the time. I think downtown is really on the upswing and the best is yet to come."Margaret Woodard heads Augusta's Downtown Development Au...
    A recent interview with Augusta's mayor turned into an impromptu tour of one of Augusta's newest businesses.The Metro Market is coming to Broad Street and fueling Deke Copenhaver's optimistic outlook about downtown.Mayor Copenhaver says,"When you look at the fact that our upscale loft space has a 98-percent occupancy rate, we see new restaurants opening all the time. I think downtown is really on the upswing and the best is yet to come."Margaret Woodard heads Augusta's Downtown Development Au...
  • Report: South Carolina Ranked Second Worst State In The U.S. To Receive An Education

    Report: South Carolina Ranked Second Worst State In The U.S. To Receive An Education

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:58:01 GMT
    South Carolina has been ranked second as the worst state to get an education, according to a report on American Education released by the American Legislative Exchange Council.
    South Carolina has been ranked second as the worst state to get an education, according to a report on American Education released by the American Legislative Exchange Council.
  • Quick Cooking w/Karin Calloway: Baba Ganoush

    Quick Cooking w/Karin Calloway: Baba Ganoush

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:57:32 GMT
    If you're perusing the farmer's market and come across some beautiful, purple eggplant- or if you've got a bumper crop of eggplant in your backyard garden-you'll want to whip up some of this week's Baba Ganoush.
    If you're perusing the farmer's market and come across some beautiful, purple eggplant- or if you've got a bumper crop of eggplant in your backyard garden-you'll want to whip up some of this week's Baba Ganoush.
  • 2014 Paddlefest Preview

    2014 Paddlefest Preview

    2014 Paddlefest Preview

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:51:11 GMT
    The 7th Annual Paddlefest takes place Saturday, August 2nd at the downtown Riverfront Marina in Augusta, GA. Recently, Savannah Riverkeeper Development Director Marci Canon dropped by the noon show to talk about the event with WJBF News Channel 6 Anchor Chris Kane.2014 PaddlefestWhen: Saturday, August 2ndWhere: Downtown Riverfront MarinaMore Info: paddlefestga.com
    The 7th Annual Paddlefest takes place Saturday, August 2nd at the downtown Riverfront Marina in Augusta, GA. Recently, Savannah Riverkeeper Development Director Marci Canon dropped by the noon show to talk about the event with WJBF News Channel 6 Anchor Chris Kane.2014 PaddlefestWhen: Saturday, August 2ndWhere: Downtown Riverfront MarinaMore Info: paddlefestga.com
  • Washington, GA Mayor Speaks About Police Dept Closure, Sheriff's Office Merger

    Washington, GA Mayor Speaks About Police Dept Closure, Sheriff's Office Merger

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:13:11 GMT
    News Channel 6 took a look at the City of Washington a week following the turmoil connected to the closing of the police department and the subsequent merger with the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office. Washington Mayor Ames Barnett told News Channel 6’s Renetta DuBose that things have calmed down since the public’s outcry over shutting the police department’s doors and turning services over to the Sheriff’s Office. ..
    News Channel 6 took a look at the City of Washington a week following the turmoil connected to the closing of the police department and the subsequent merger with the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office. Washington Mayor Ames Barnett told News Channel 6’s Renetta DuBose that things have calmed down since the public’s outcry over shutting the police department’s doors and turning services over to the Sheriff’s Office. ..
  • SC mall evacuated after shooting, one man wounded

    SC mall evacuated after shooting, one man wounded

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:56:23 GMT
    Shooting scene outside Northwoods Mall in North CharlestonShooting scene outside Northwoods Mall in North Charleston
    NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.When police arrived at the scene they found a black male suffering from a gunshot wound.The victim told authorities that he came to the mall to pick up a friend and there was an altercation between the two resulting in the victim being shot.Witnesses say the suspect fled the area and may have gotten into an awaiting...
    NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.When police arrived at the scene they found a black male suffering from a gunshot wound.The victim told authorities that he came to the mall to pick up a friend and there was an altercation between the two resulting in the victim being shot.Witnesses say the suspect fled the area and may have gotten into an awaiting...
  • Grand Strand area man charged after teen's 'explicit' photo posted to Instagram

    Grand Strand area man charged after teen's 'explicit' photo posted to Instagram

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:55:27 GMT
    James Rudolph Brown IVJames Rudolph Brown IV
    A teenager from Brunswick County has been charged after deputies say he passed along a young girl's explicit photo that made it onto a social media website.On Friday, Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit arr
    A teenager from Brunswick County has been charged after deputies say he passed along a young girl's explicit photo that made it onto a social media website.On Friday, Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit arr
  • Riverbanks Zoo & Garden: Brew at the Zoo

    Riverbanks Zoo & Garden: Brew at the Zoo

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:01:04 GMT
    Every other Thursday we enjoy our visit with our friends from the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden  
    Every other Thursday we enjoy our visit with our friends from the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden  
  • Raisin' Kane: Minor League Baseball GM Gets Prostate Exam During Game

    Raisin' Kane: Minor League Baseball GM Gets Prostate Exam During Game

    Raisin' Kane: Minor League Baseball GM Gets Prostate Exam During Game

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:28:45 GMT
    Myrtle Beach Pelicans GM Andy MilovichMyrtle Beach Pelicans GM Andy Milovich
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - Early Friday morning, the front office staff of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans challenged their Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich to receive an in-game prostate exam while singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the team's Prostate Cancer Awareness Night on Thursday, July 24. Milovich accepted the challenge but only if the Fierce Fallon Facebook Page reached 10,000 'Likes' by Thursday at midnight.The Fierce Fallon Facebook Page belongs to Carolina Fo...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - Early Friday morning, the front office staff of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans challenged their Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich to receive an in-game prostate exam while singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the team's Prostate Cancer Awareness Night on Thursday, July 24. Milovich accepted the challenge but only if the Fierce Fallon Facebook Page reached 10,000 'Likes' by Thursday at midnight.The Fierce Fallon Facebook Page belongs to Carolina Fo...
  • PART 1: Racism in Augusta Politics

    PART 1: Racism in Augusta Politics

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:04:44 GMT
    Part 1 of 4 News Channel 6 kicked off a four part series on Racism in Augusta Politics. News Channel 6’s Renetta DuBose conducted a panel discussion with four individuals in the CSRA experienced in government, activism and the past and present operations of Augusta. In the wake of the golden anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement and the second term of this country's first African American President, we still ask ourselves this: Does racism still exist?
    Part 1 of 4 News Channel 6 kicked off a four part series on Racism in Augusta Politics. News Channel 6’s Renetta DuBose conducted a panel discussion with four individuals in the CSRA experienced in government, activism and the past and present operations of Augusta. In the wake of the golden anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement and the second term of this country's first African American President, we still ask ourselves this: Does racism still exist?
  • PART 2: Racism in Augusta Politics

    PART 2: Racism in Augusta Politics

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:02:00 GMT
    Part 2 of 4 How do we get this geographical difference in one city? “I think what we’ve seen a lot of over the years is white flight from difference areas. You’ve seen it happen in Downtown Augusta, everyone migrated to Columbia County. Then a lot of folk in the South Augusta community went to different areas and it left somewhat of a void. If you look at the communities now, it’s very clear that there is a grave difference in all of these areas.
    Part 2 of 4 How do we get this geographical difference in one city? “I think what we’ve seen a lot of over the years is white flight from difference areas. You’ve seen it happen in Downtown Augusta, everyone migrated to Columbia County. Then a lot of folk in the South Augusta community went to different areas and it left somewhat of a void. If you look at the communities now, it’s very clear that there is a grave difference in all of these areas.
  • PART 3: Racism in Augusta Politics

    PART 3: Racism in Augusta Politics

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:59:49 GMT
    Part 3 of 4 What then was the purpose of consolidating?
    Part 3 of 4 What then was the purpose of consolidating?
  • PART 4: Racism in Augusta Politics

    PART 4: Racism in Augusta Politics

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:59:12 GMT
    Have you seen blatant racism? “Everything that has been brought before the commission [such as] the parking deck that’s built on land that the city doesn’t own. Nothing is being done about that. Somebody knew about that. It is all about the power brokers in this city making money. It is not black and white, it is green,” said Lori Davis, Harrisburg Neighborhood Association Activist. Why is it that you ran on one Augusta and yet years later, Hardie Davis had to run on one Augusta? Why?
    Have you seen blatant racism? “Everything that has been brought before the commission [such as] the parking deck that’s built on land that the city doesn’t own. Nothing is being done about that. Somebody knew about that. It is all about the power brokers in this city making money. It is not black and white, it is green,” said Lori Davis, Harrisburg Neighborhood Association Activist. Why is it that you ran on one Augusta and yet years later, Hardie Davis had to run on one Augusta? Why?
  • WJBF News Channel 6 Extra: Remembering James Brown

    WJBF News Channel 6 Extra: Remembering James Brown

    WJBF News Channel 6 Extra: Remembering James Brown

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:15:58 GMT
    James Brown & Don RhodesJames Brown & Don Rhodes
    Many of James Brown’s most prized possessions are on display inside the Augusta Museum of History. Some of the items came from Don Rhodes personal collection. “This shot was taken of him at the airport where I was with him," said Rhodes pointing to an iconic photo of Brown. Remember the popular James Brown ”I Feel Good” doll? During a rehearsal at the Imperial Theater in the 90’s, Brown gave Rhodes a special surprise. "James handed it to me and I had James sign the vest to me," said Rhodes. "...
    Many of James Brown’s most prized possessions are on display inside the Augusta Museum of History. Some of the items came from Don Rhodes personal collection. “This shot was taken of him at the airport where I was with him," said Rhodes pointing to an iconic photo of Brown. Remember the popular James Brown ”I Feel Good” doll? During a rehearsal at the Imperial Theater in the 90’s, Brown gave Rhodes a special surprise. "James handed it to me and I had James sign the vest to me," said Rhodes. "...
  • Augusta Animal Services Charts New Plans to Save Dogs, Cats

    Augusta Animal Services Charts New Plans to Save Dogs, Cats

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:30:21 GMT
    CSRA Humane Society says they are a no kill shelter.CSRA Humane Society says they are a no kill shelter.
    The fight to save the Garden City’s dogs and cats without a home brings about new plans for Augusta Animal Services. The most recent numbers show that 70 percent of animals at the shelter end up having to be euthanized. That's more than 13000 in the last two years. The issue is that the State of Georgia requires animals to be spayed or neutered before they can be adopted to prevent further population problems, but Augusta lost its part time veterinarian in March.
    The fight to save the Garden City’s dogs and cats without a home brings about new plans for Augusta Animal Services. The most recent numbers show that 70 percent of animals at the shelter end up having to be euthanized. That's more than 13000 in the last two years. The issue is that the State of Georgia requires animals to be spayed or neutered before they can be adopted to prevent further population problems, but Augusta lost its part time veterinarian in March.
  • Jenkins County's Taylor Dismissed from UGA Football Team

    Jenkins County's Taylor Dismissed from UGA Football Team

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:02:39 GMT
    Mug shot of Jonathan Taylor (Credit: WSBTV.com)Mug shot of Jonathan Taylor (Credit: WSBTV.com)
    Former Jenkins County High School standout Jonathan Taylor had been dismissed from the UGA football team following his arrest on Tuesday.
    Former Jenkins County High School standout Jonathan Taylor had been dismissed from the UGA football team following his arrest on Tuesday.
  • Adopt-A-Pet: July 23, 2014

    Adopt-A-Pet: July 23, 2014

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:11:51 GMT
    The Aiken County Animal Services appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on July 23rd with Mary Morrison and Anne Sawyer.
    The Aiken County Animal Services appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on July 23rd with Mary Morrison and Anne Sawyer.
  • Jones Grabs State Sen. Dist. 22 Seat

    Jones Grabs State Sen. Dist. 22 Seat

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:22:14 GMT
    Augusta's next Senator under the gold dome in Atlanta will be Former Solicitor General Harold Jones with a resounding victory over Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson. District 22 covers most of Augusta south of I-20. It's the seat being vacated by Mayor-elect Hardie Davis. Attorney Jones and Commissioner Johnson both held viewing parties in Augusta on run off election night.
    Augusta's next Senator under the gold dome in Atlanta will be Former Solicitor General Harold Jones with a resounding victory over Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson. District 22 covers most of Augusta south of I-20. It's the seat being vacated by Mayor-elect Hardie Davis. Attorney Jones and Commissioner Johnson both held viewing parties in Augusta on run off election night.
  • SC 45th Nationwide in Children’s Well-Being

    SC 45th Nationwide in Children’s Well-Being

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:35:02 GMT
    South Carolina ranks 45th in the nation in the latest “Kids Count” survey of children’s well-being. It looks at areas like economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.
    South Carolina ranks 45th in the nation in the latest “Kids Count” survey of children’s well-being. It looks at areas like economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.
  • Former Jenkins County Football Star Now Playing For UGA Accused Of Assaulting Girlfriend

    Former Jenkins County Football Star Now Playing For UGA Accused Of Assaulting Girlfriend

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:24:06 GMT
    Mug shot of Jonathan Taylor (Credit: WSBTV.com)Mug shot of Jonathan Taylor (Credit: WSBTV.com)
    Police say a University of Georgia football player, who formerly played for Jenkins County High School, is facing a charge of aggravated assault, which is a felony.
    Police say a University of Georgia football player, who formerly played for Jenkins County High School, is facing a charge of aggravated assault, which is a felony.
  • Coast Guard rescues sailors off SC coast

    Coast Guard rescues sailors off SC coast

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

    First South Carolina Bridge Built Using New Money Source Opens

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:54:02 GMT
    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.
  • Rising sea level causes flooding along Grand Strand

    Rising sea level causes flooding along Grand Strand

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