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  • 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
    Across America graphicAcross America graphic
    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
    Scam Alert graphicScam Alert graphic
    Georgia Power has issued a warning for all of its Georgia customers concerning a scam that, company officials, say attempts to defraud business and residential customers.
    Georgia Power has issued a warning for all of its Georgia customers concerning a scam that, company officials, say attempts to defraud business and residential customers.
  • 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.
  • 3-year old fighting Proteus Syndrome

    Proteus Syndrome: Go Trey, GO!!

    Proteus Syndrome: Go Trey, GO!!

    Friday, August 8 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-08-09 00:49:37 GMT
    3-year old Trey Mills, from Harlem, GA is one of only 200 people in the world with Proteus Syndrome, which causes rapid growth-- not only of the limbs, but of the organs.
    3-year old Trey Mills, from Harlem, GA is one of only 200 people in the world with Proteus Syndrome, which causes rapid growth-- not only of the limbs, but of the organs.
  • 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
    Copper Thefts graphicCopper Thefts graphic
    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...
  • Ebola Test Results Negative For 46-Year-Old Woman

    Ebola Test Results Negative For 46-Year-Old Woman

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-08-05 20:46:30 GMT
    The test results for a possible case of the Ebola virus in a local woman are negative.
    The test results for a possible case of the Ebola virus in a local woman are negative.
  • 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
    © © Credit: William B. Tomanek© © Credit: William B. Tomanek
    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.
  • Source: Police find search for 'hot car deaths' on dad's computer in Georgia case

    Source: Police find search for 'hot car deaths' on dad's computer in Georgia case

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:17:43 GMT
    Justin Ross Harris and his son Cooper. Family photoJustin Ross Harris and his son Cooper. Family photo
    A source says police investigating the death of a 22-month-old Georgia boy left seven hours in a sweltering SUV, found an internet search for "how long does it take for an animal to die in a hot car" on the father's computer.
    A source says police investigating the death of a 22-month-old Georgia boy left seven hours in a sweltering SUV, found an internet search for "how long does it take for an animal to die in a hot car" on the father's computer.
  • 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.
  • Dr. Satish Rao Heads IBS Drug Linzess Study at Medical College of GA

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

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:32:05 GMT
    Research is taking place now at the Medical College of GA into the effects of Linzess on the brain/gut connection that causes intense belly pain in IBS patients.
    Research is taking place now at the Medical College of GA into the effects of Linzess on the brain/gut connection that causes intense belly pain in IBS patients.
  • 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
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    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...
  • WJBF EXCLUSIVE: Mayor Deke Copenhaver Talks Career Move

    WJBF EXCLUSIVE: Mayor Deke Copenhaver Talks Career Move

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:51:50 GMT
    He called Wednesday one of the most disappointing days in office. Now, Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver is getting set for a brand new career. He talked about it exclusively with Brad Means Thursday, during the taping of this weekend's "The Means Report".
    He called Wednesday one of the most disappointing days in office. Now, Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver is getting set for a brand new career. He talked about it exclusively with Brad Means Thursday, during the taping of this weekend's "The Means Report".
  • 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...
  • Public To Weigh In On Columbia County SPLOST 2017-2022

    Public To Weigh In On Columbia County SPLOST 2017-2022

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:53:04 GMT
    Columbia County Logo graphicColumbia County Logo graphic
    Millions of dollars worth of projects in Columbia County will soon be decided by the public. Officials want to hear from citizens regarding a list of special projects throughout the county that will be funded through a one percent sales tax revenue beginning in 2017.
    Millions of dollars worth of projects in Columbia County will soon be decided by the public. Officials want to hear from citizens regarding a list of special projects throughout the county that will be funded through a one percent sales tax revenue beginning in 2017.
  • Growth for S.C. Ports

    Growth for S.C. Ports

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

    Big Boost From GA National Park Visitors

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:10:42 GMT
    Across Georgia graphicAcross Georgia graphic
    National Park Service officials say more than 7 million people visited Georgia parks in 2013 and had an economic benefit of about $348 million. A National Park Service report says visitor spending supported nearly 5,100 jobs in Georgia in 2013. Georgia's national park sites include the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and more. National Park Service officials say visitor numbers are low...
    National Park Service officials say more than 7 million people visited Georgia parks in 2013 and had an economic benefit of about $348 million. A National Park Service report says visitor spending supported nearly 5,100 jobs in Georgia in 2013. Georgia's national park sites include the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and more. National Park Service officials say visitor numbers are low...
  • Body of 11-year-old swimmer found in Myrtle Beach

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

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

     

    The body of the 11-year-old child who was missing in the surf Saturday night, was found Monday morning 
  • Former Destiny's Child member arrested in Horry Co.

    Former Destiny's Child member arrested in Horry Co.

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:13:42 GMT
    Farrah Franklin Farrah Franklin
    A former member of Destiny's Child was arrested on the Grand Strand early Sunday morning. Farrah Franklin, 33, of Sherman Oaks, CA, was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 4:55 a.m. She was charged with one count of disorderly conduct, according to the center's website. Franklin was issued a $280 bond.
    A former member of Destiny's Child was arrested on the Grand Strand early Sunday morning. Farrah Franklin, 33, of Sherman Oaks, CA, was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 4:55 a.m. She was charged with one count of disorderly conduct, according to the center's website. Franklin was issued a $280 bond.
  • GA Dist. 22 Senate Candidates Run-Off Ready

    GA Dist. 22 Senate Candidates Run-Off Ready

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-07-19 03:41:55 GMT
    Georgia's ballot for the November general election will be finalized next week. Several primary races were too close to call and required a run-off. One of the local races in next Tuesday's run-off is between Attorney and former Solicitor General Harold Jones and Augusta-Richmond County Commissioner Corey Johnson. News Channel 6 took a closer look at the two men hoping to improve Augusta on the state level.
    Georgia's ballot for the November general election will be finalized next week. Several primary races were too close to call and required a run-off. One of the local races in next Tuesday's run-off is between Attorney and former Solicitor General Harold Jones and Augusta-Richmond County Commissioner Corey Johnson. News Channel 6 took a closer look at the two men hoping to improve Augusta on the state level.
  • Georgia 4th Most Energy Expensive State

    Georgia 4th Most Energy Expensive State

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-07-19 00:09:23 GMT
    Skyrocketing energy costs have consumers finding ways to save on their bills. We are in the dog days of summer and that’s when we typically use more energy, including filling up the gas tank more to travel. The cost of keeping cool during a Georgia summer can put a dent in your wallet. Consumers said they have been trying everything to lower monthly costs.
    Skyrocketing energy costs have consumers finding ways to save on their bills. We are in the dog days of summer and that’s when we typically use more energy, including filling up the gas tank more to travel. The cost of keeping cool during a Georgia summer can put a dent in your wallet. Consumers said they have been trying everything to lower monthly costs.
  • Nationally-recognized Myrtle Beach attraction shows off 17 years of growth

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

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:22:59 GMT
    Staff encourages visitors to touch certain exhibits at Ripley's Aquarium.Staff encourages visitors to touch certain exhibits at Ripley's Aquarium.
    Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach gained national exposure in July as it was ranked 5th in the top 12 aquariums in the nation in Destinations Travel Magazine.
    Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach gained national exposure in July as it was ranked 5th in the top 12 aquariums in the nation in Destinations Travel Magazine.
  • Washington, GA Police Dept. Voted Out, Sheriff's Office Takes Over

    Washington, GA Police Dept. Voted Out, Sheriff's Office Takes Over

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:20:54 GMT
    There was controversy in Washington, Georgia surrounding the proposal to disband the city's police department and absorb it into the Wilkes County Sheriff's Office. The motion did pass and citizens in Washington say they are far from happy. The City Council meeting was very heated, but Mayor Ames Barnett assured the group it was a tough decision and the city would still have protection.
    There was controversy in Washington, Georgia surrounding the proposal to disband the city's police department and absorb it into the Wilkes County Sheriff's Office. The motion did pass and citizens in Washington say they are far from happy. The City Council meeting was very heated, but Mayor Ames Barnett assured the group it was a tough decision and the city would still have protection.
  • Gamecocks picked to win SEC East

    Gamecocks picked to win SEC East

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

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

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

    Sisters become stranded at sea off SC island while paddleboarding

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:58:01 GMT
    Cayci Underwood (left) and Summer UnderwoodCayci Underwood (left) and Summer Underwood
    Two Tennessee women are safe after a storm blew their paddleboards from a Georgia island to a South Carolina island.Twenty-seven-year-old Cayci Underwood and 21-year-old Summer Underwood set out from Tybee Island, Georgia, when they were caught by stormy weather and spent hours on the water Tuesday.They abandoned their paddleboard when they were in sight of Hilton Head Island and it took 45 minutes to make it ashore, nearly 8 miles from where they started.The Island Packet of Hilton Head repo...
    Two Tennessee women are safe after a storm blew their paddleboards from a Georgia island to a South Carolina island.Twenty-seven-year-old Cayci Underwood and 21-year-old Summer Underwood set out from Tybee Island, Georgia, when they were caught by stormy weather and spent hours on the water Tuesday.They abandoned their paddleboard when they were in sight of Hilton Head Island and it took 45 minutes to make it ashore, nearly 8 miles from where they started.The Island Packet of Hilton Head repo...
  • Costco Smash & Grab, Suspects Flee

    Costco Smash & Grab, Suspects Flee

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-07-17 03:37:25 GMT
    Armed Robbery graphicArmed Robbery graphic
    Police are looking for two suspects who drove to the Costco Wholesale store on Riverwatch Parkway around 7:40 p.m. and stole jewelry. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the suspects performed a smash and grab and then fled the store in a white Buick Regal with North Carolina tags BHK8000. Police identified the suspects as two black men wearing orange and yellow, a white and white shirt. One man was heavyset.
    Police are looking for two suspects who drove to the Costco Wholesale store on Riverwatch Parkway around 7:40 p.m. and stole jewelry. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the suspects performed a smash and grab and then fled the store in a white Buick Regal with North Carolina tags BHK8000. Police identified the suspects as two black men wearing orange and yellow, a white and white shirt. One man was heavyset.
  • SC Homeless Grant Helps Education Equality

    SC Homeless Grant Helps Education Equality

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-07-16 02:55:17 GMT
    Aiken County School leaders are seeking federal dollars to help eliminate educational disparities for homeless families. The Aiken County Board of Education has applied for and received the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Grant for the past decade, but an Aiken mother is just now learning about the grant and how it can help her son.
    Aiken County School leaders are seeking federal dollars to help eliminate educational disparities for homeless families. The Aiken County Board of Education has applied for and received the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Grant for the past decade, but an Aiken mother is just now learning about the grant and how it can help her son.
  • African American Museum Coming to S.C.

    African American Museum Coming to S.C.

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

    Neighborhood Becomes "Walking Dead" Set

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

    Are Smart Phones Creating Bad Life Experiences?

    Monday, July 14 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-07-15 03:38:59 GMT
    The American culture has become dependent on checking email, text messages and updating social media sites around the clock so much that life’s normal responsibilities just might get in the way. Going to dinner is no exception. So, a busy New York City restaurant compared its customers dining habits and their complaints to those a decade ago.
    The American culture has become dependent on checking email, text messages and updating social media sites around the clock so much that life’s normal responsibilities just might get in the way. Going to dinner is no exception. So, a busy New York City restaurant compared its customers dining habits and their complaints to those a decade ago.
  • UPDATED On 6: Coroner Confirms Lake Thurmond Death

    UPDATED On 6: Coroner Confirms Lake Thurmond Death

    Saturday, July 12 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-07-12 17:06:03 GMT
    Death Investigation graphicDeath Investigation graphic
    We have new information on a death that has been confirmed to have happened at Lake Thurmond by Lincoln County Coroner Paul Reviere.
    We have new information on a death that has been confirmed to have happened at Lake Thurmond by Lincoln County Coroner Paul Reviere.
  • Toxicology Tests On Georgia Toddler Who Died After Being Left In Car Negative

    Toxicology Tests On Georgia Toddler Who Died After Being Left In Car Negative

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:44:29 GMT
    Photo of Cooper Harris (Credit: ABC News)Photo of Cooper Harris (Credit: ABC News)
    Police in suburban Atlanta say results of a toxicology report on a Georgia toddler who died in a hot car have come back with negative results, but officials won't specify which substances they tested for.
    Police in suburban Atlanta say results of a toxicology report on a Georgia toddler who died in a hot car have come back with negative results, but officials won't specify which substances they tested for.
  • SC families of loved ones who died from infection following surgery want answers

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

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

    Outlet Mall Of Georgia At Augusta To Break Ground In December

    Outlet Mall Of Georgia At Augusta To Break Ground In December

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-07-10 03:41:37 GMT
    IMage of the proposed Outlet Mall of Georgia at AugustaIMage of the proposed Outlet Mall of Georgia at Augusta
    Ben Carter Enterprises announces it will break ground on the Outlet Mall of Georgia at Augusta in December.
    Ben Carter Enterprises announces it will break ground on the Outlet Mall of Georgia at Augusta in December.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Contents Of "Suspicious" Package Left At Aiken Bank Identified

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

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:55:48 GMT
    Photo of the scene at Regions Bank in downtown Aiken, where a suspicous package was left Wednesday morningPhoto of the scene at Regions Bank in downtown Aiken, where a suspicous package was left Wednesday morning
    The Aiken Department of Public Safety has identified the content of the "suspicious" package left at Regions Bank in downtown Aiken.
    The Aiken Department of Public Safety has identified the content of the "suspicious" package left at Regions Bank in downtown Aiken.
  • City models Wilmington's filming ordinance for permanent laws of its own

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

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

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

    Police Seek Medical Records In Georgia Toddler's Hot Vehicle Death

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-07-09 14:48:13 GMT
    Photo of Cooper Harris (Credit: ABC News)Photo of Cooper Harris (Credit: ABC News)
    Newly released court records show police want to learn about the health of a toddler in the months before he died of heat exposure in his father's car near Atlanta.
    Newly released court records show police want to learn about the health of a toddler in the months before he died of heat exposure in his father's car near Atlanta.
  • 3 corrections officers hurt at SC prison

    3 corrections officers hurt at SC prison

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-07-09 12:11:41 GMT
    Three corrections officers have been hurt after a disturbance at a state prison in Dorchester County.Emergency crews were called to Lieber Correctional Institute in Ridgeland around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.Corrections Department spokeswoman Stephanie Givens said in a statement that the lockdown at the maximum security prison was lifted around 3 a.m. Wednesday. She said officers had control of the prison throughout the disturbance.Givens said the three officers were treated at a hospital for non-lif...
    Three corrections officers have been hurt after a disturbance at a state prison in Dorchester County.Emergency crews were called to Lieber Correctional Institute in Ridgeland around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.Corrections Department spokeswoman Stephanie Givens said in a statement that the lockdown at the maximum security prison was lifted around 3 a.m. Wednesday. She said officers had control of the prison throughout the disturbance.Givens said the three officers were treated at a hospital for non-lif...
  • Large bird fossil found at Charleston Airport had massive wingspan

    Large bird fossil found at Charleston Airport had massive wingspan

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-07-09 01:15:05 GMT
    A fossil found in South Carolina has revealed a gigantic bird that apparently snatched fish while soaring over the ocean some 25 million to 28 million years ago.Its estimated wingspan of around 21 feet is bigger than the height of a giraffe.The skeleton was discovered in 1983 near the Charleston airport, but its first formal description was released Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Daniel Ksepka of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, who wrote the paper, ...
    A fossil found in South Carolina has revealed a gigantic bird that apparently snatched fish while soaring over the ocean some 25 million to 28 million years ago.Its estimated wingspan of around 21 feet is bigger than the height of a giraffe.The skeleton was discovered in 1983 near the Charleston airport, but its first formal description was released Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Daniel Ksepka of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, who wrote the paper, ...
  • SC island's former officer of the year pawned evidence, police gun, SLED says

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

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

    Teen girl sexually molested at Conway Walmart, police say

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

    Several bat colonies found in downtown Conway, DHEC warns

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-07-08 18:24:12 GMT
    A bat.. Image from WLFA-TVA bat.. Image from WLFA-TV
    South Carolina officials are warning the public about several bat colonies that have been found in Conway. SC  DHEC said that recently, a large colony of bats was observed exiting the chimney area of a commercial building in downtown Conway.
    South Carolina officials are warning the public about several bat colonies that have been found in Conway. SC  DHEC said that recently, a large colony of bats was observed exiting the chimney area of a commercial building in downtown Conway.
  • No SC law named that specifically addresses hot car deaths among children

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

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-07-08 13:20:32 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - According to Kidsandcars.org, on average, 38 children die each year after a parent or caregiver leaves them inside a hot car.So far this year, 12 children died from heatstroke inside vehicles across the country. Two of those deaths were in the Pee Dee.Right now, there are no laws in South Carolina that specifically deal with heat related car deaths among children.In the case of Hartsville toddler, Sophia Goyeneche-Gray, police charged her father Richie Gray with un...
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - According to Kidsandcars.org, on average, 38 children die each year after a parent or caregiver leaves them inside a hot car.So far this year, 12 children died from heatstroke inside vehicles across the country. Two of those deaths were in the Pee Dee.Right now, there are no laws in South Carolina that specifically deal with heat related car deaths among children.In the case of Hartsville toddler, Sophia Goyeneche-Gray, police charged her father Richie Gray with un...
  • SC Voter ID Law: 44 primary voters without photo ID not counted

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

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

    MC Hammer films new cooking show at Conway restaurant

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

    Boy dies in pool drowning just days after 4th birthday

    Monday, July 7 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-07-07 20:01:23 GMT
    King Frazier in a Facebook photoKing Frazier in a Facebook photo
    A four year old boy has died after an incident at a neighborhood pool in West Chatham County on the July 4th holiday. Police were called to the pool at “Godley Park” just after 2 pm Friday afternoon. The boy was later identified as King Christian Frazier,
    A four year old boy has died after an incident at a neighborhood pool in West Chatham County on the July 4th holiday. Police were called to the pool at “Godley Park” just after 2 pm Friday afternoon. The boy was later identified as King Christian Frazier,
  • SC teacher dies in boat crash on Lake Marion

    SC teacher dies in boat crash on Lake Marion

    Monday, July 7 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-07-07 19:07:43 GMT
    Hailey Bordeaux.. Facebook photoHailey Bordeaux.. Facebook photo
    Authorities say a Sumter woman has died in an early morning boating wreck on Lake Marion. Clarendon County Deputy Coroner Charles Jackson told The Sumter Item that Hailey Bordeaux
    Authorities say a Sumter woman has died in an early morning boating wreck on Lake Marion. Clarendon County Deputy Coroner Charles Jackson told The Sumter Item that Hailey Bordeaux
  • Employee taken hostage; suspect shot by officer

    Employee taken hostage; suspect shot by officer

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

    Photos: Hurricane Arthur along the Grand Strand

    Thursday, July 3 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-03 21:15:33 GMT
    Springmaid Pier around 2 pmSpringmaid Pier around 2 pm
    Category 1 Hurricane Arthur passed near Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand on Thursday.The storm was forecast to move northeast and hug the NC coast and possibly come ashore on the Outer Banks on Thursday night.Little damage was reported in SC from the storm. Surf was high and warnings were out for rip tides, however some surfers braved the water.In other areas, the surf was close to sea walls and crashed into the bottom of piers in the area. About 10 foot waves were reported in the Pawleys Is...
    Category 1 Hurricane Arthur passed near Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand on Thursday.The storm was forecast to move northeast and hug the NC coast and possibly come ashore on the Outer Banks on Thursday night.Little damage was reported in SC from the storm. Surf was high and warnings were out for rip tides, however some surfers braved the water.In other areas, the surf was close to sea walls and crashed into the bottom of piers in the area. About 10 foot waves were reported in the Pawleys Is...
  • Approximate times Hurricane Arthur will pass through Grand Strand and NC

    Approximate times Hurricane Arthur will pass through Grand Strand and NC

    Thursday, July 3 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-07-03 15:43:52 GMT
    The latest forecast track from the National Hurricane Center shows Arthur should pass about 55 miles southeast of Wilmington around 9 pm Thursday evening as a category 1 hurricane. Here are someapproaching times when the storm will pass through parts of our viewing area:Georgetown, SC: 73 miles southeast at 3 pm Thursday Myrtle Beach, SC: 75 miles southeast at 5 pm Thursday Oak Island, NC: 55 miles southeast at 7 pm Thursday Southport, NC: 45 miles southeast at 8 pm Thursday Wilmington, NC: 5...
    The latest forecast track from the National Hurricane Center shows Arthur should pass about 55 miles southeast of Wilmington around 9 pm Thursday evening as a category 1 hurricane. Here are someapproaching times when the storm will pass through parts of our viewing area:Georgetown, SC: 73 miles southeast at 3 pm Thursday Myrtle Beach, SC: 75 miles southeast at 5 pm Thursday Oak Island, NC: 55 miles southeast at 7 pm Thursday Southport, NC: 45 miles southeast at 8 pm Thursday Wilmington, NC: 5...
  • Lifeguards prepare for dangerous rip currents caused by Hurricane Arthur

    Lifeguards prepare for dangerous rip currents caused by Hurricane Arthur

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

    Arthur the first storm for new interactive potential storm surge maps

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

    15 charged in Horry County prostitution sweep

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