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  • 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.
  • Spartanburg Woman Accused Of Biting Repo Driver Has History Of Run-Ins

    Spartanburg Woman Accused Of Biting Repo Driver Has History Of Run-Ins

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:17 AM EDT2014-07-23 08:17:11 GMT
    According to Spartanburg Public Safety reports, Lakeisha Smith, the woman who allegedly bit a repossession employee, has been in trouble in connection with incidents during repos twice before.
    According to Spartanburg Public Safety reports, Lakeisha Smith, the woman who allegedly bit a repossession employee, has been in trouble in connection with incidents during repos twice before.
  • 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.
  • Murder suspect from Connecticut fatally shot in St. George by law enforcement after confrontation

    Murder suspect from Connecticut fatally shot in St. George by law enforcement after confrontation

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:13:42 GMT
    Major Eric Watson with the Charleston County sheriffs office tells News 2 they’ve been called in by SLED to investigate an officer involved shooting in St. George.We're told SLED and the US Marshall's task force was there to serve a warrant just before 11 Tuesday morning at 114 Winningham Road at the Southern Inn. We're told the suspect from Connecticut is wanted for murder and probation violation. There was a short pursuit in the parking lot before the suspect drew a weapon and 2 SLED agents...
    Major Eric Watson with the Charleston County sheriffs office tells News 2 they’ve been called in by SLED to investigate an officer involved shooting in St. George.We're told SLED and the US Marshall's task force was there to serve a warrant just before 11 Tuesday morning at 114 Winningham Road at the Southern Inn. We're told the suspect from Connecticut is wanted for murder and probation violation. There was a short pursuit in the parking lot before the suspect drew a weapon and 2 SLED agents...
  • Georgia man pleads guilty to faking allergy tests

    Georgia man pleads guilty to faking allergy tests

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:32:37 GMT
    The owner of an allergy-testing laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of blood tests for food and environmental allergies.
    The owner of a laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of patients' blood tests for food and environmental allergies.
  • Women looking to sell positive pregnancy tests online

    Women looking to sell positive pregnancy tests online

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:13:36 GMT
    It's true that you can buy just about everything online.One Charleston woman is using her pregnancy for financial gain and she's not alone. Women around the country are posting ads on Craigslist for positive pregnancy tests.Cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Houston have dozens of listings for as little as $1.00. The Charleston ad suggests a price of $40 for the positive test, but claims price is negotiable. Another woman in Myrtle Beach will sell it for half that price. News 2 sp...
    It's true that you can buy just about everything online.One Charleston woman is using her pregnancy for financial gain and she's not alone. Women around the country are posting ads on Craigslist for positive pregnancy tests.Cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Houston have dozens of listings for as little as $1.00. The Charleston ad suggests a price of $40 for the positive test, but claims price is negotiable. Another woman in Myrtle Beach will sell it for half that price. News 2 sp...
  • 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.
  • Employees allege Hyman's kept tips

    Popular downtown seafood restaurant faces class action lawsuit

    Popular downtown seafood restaurant faces class action lawsuit

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:15:47 GMT
    A class action lawsuit has been filed against a popular seafood restaurant in downtown Charleston, after employees allege their tips were kept from them unfairly. Former employees of Eli Hyman, and other owners of Hyman’s Seafood, are suing for minimum wages and overtime compensation. They allege the restaurant’s policy violates the Fair Labor Standards act. Under what’s known as the tip credit, server’s can be pa...
    A class action lawsuit has been filed against a popular seafood restaurant in downtown Charleston, after employees allege their tips were kept from them unfairly. Former employees of Eli Hyman, and other owners of Hyman’s Seafood, are suing for minimum wages and overtime compensation. They allege the restaurant’s policy violates the Fair Labor Standards act. Under what’s known as the tip credit, server’s can be pa...
  • 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.
  • Man Hit In Face With Hatchet In Spartanburg, Police Say

    Man Hit In Face With Hatchet In Spartanburg, Police Say

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:07:37 GMT
    A Spartanburg man has been charged with aggravated assault and battery after deputies believe he struck a man in the face with a hatchet.
    A Spartanburg man has been charged with aggravated assault and battery after deputies believe he struck a man in the face with a hatchet.
  • 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...
  • Spartanburg Man Allegedly Hits Two People With Sword

    Spartanburg Man Allegedly Hits Two People With Sword

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:52:31 GMT
    A Spartanburg man has been charged by deputies on Monday with two counts of aggravated assault and battery after allegedly swinging a sword at a man and a woman.
    A Spartanburg man has been charged by deputies on Monday with two counts of aggravated assault and battery after allegedly swinging a sword at a man and a woman.
  • 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 
  • Report: Higher seas mean extreme floods in SC, NC

    Report: Higher seas mean extreme floods in SC, NC

    Rising sea levels will mean extreme floods along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years with billions of dollars in property in danger according to new reports from a nonprofit group of scientists.
    Rising sea levels will mean extreme floods along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years with billions of dollars in property in danger according to new reports from a nonprofit group of scientists.
  • 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.
  • Judge orders James Brown documents made public

    Judge orders James Brown documents made public

    Judge orders James Brown documents made public

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:29:36 GMT
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A judge has ordered South Carolina's attorney general to turn over documents to a freelance journalist investigating the fight over the estate of soul singer James Brown.Sue Summer wants to see the diary of the woman who said she was Brown's wife when he died in 2006, an appraisal of Brown's assets and other records she requested under the Freedom of Information Act.Circuit Judge Eugene Griffith Jr. ruled against Attorney General Alan Wilson earlier this month. Wilson sa...
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A judge has ordered South Carolina's attorney general to turn over documents to a freelance journalist investigating the fight over the estate of soul singer James Brown.Sue Summer wants to see the diary of the woman who said she was Brown's wife when he died in 2006, an appraisal of Brown's assets and other records she requested under the Freedom of Information Act.Circuit Judge Eugene Griffith Jr. ruled against Attorney General Alan Wilson earlier this month. Wilson sa...
  • 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.
  • Lawsuit: Tyler Perry interfered with studio plan

    Lawsuit: Tyler Perry interfered with studio plan

    A Georgia entertainment company is suing Tyler Perry, accusing the filmmaker of unfairly working with government officials to transform a former military base into a studio for Perry's company.
    A Georgia entertainment company is suing Tyler Perry, accusing the filmmaker of unfairly working with government officials to transform a former military base into a studio for Perry's company.
  • 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.
  • 3-year old fighting Proteus Syndrome

    Proteus Syndrome: Go Trey, GO!!

    Proteus Syndrome: Go Trey, GO!!

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:22:50 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.
  • 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...
  • Kingston, Perdue offer few details on budget fixes

    Kingston, Perdue offer few details on budget fixes

    The two Republicans running for the U.S. Senate in Georgia both criticize the federal government's spending and debt.
    The two Republicans running for the U.S. Senate in Georgia both criticize the federal government's spending and debt.
  • 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 man charged with hugging child to death

    SC man charged with hugging child to death

    A South Carolina sheriff says a 27-year-old man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter more than a year after he hugged a 14-month-old child so tightly that the boy stopped breathing and died.
    A South Carolina sheriff says a 27-year-old man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter more than a year after he hugged a 14-month-old child so tightly that the boy stopped breathing and died.
  • More than 350 dogs removed from Ga. property

    More than 350 dogs removed from Ga. property

    Authorities in Cherokee County say more than 350 dogs were found living in squalid conditions on a property near Cumming.
    Authorities in Cherokee County say more than 350 dogs were found living in squalid conditions on a property near Cumming.
  • 100 workers hired to handle GA child safety probes

    100 workers hired to handle GA child safety probes

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

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

    Rep. Jack Kingston says he's the Senate candidate in Georgia who can unite the bickering Republican factions - the establishment and tea partyers.
    Rep. Jack Kingston says he's the Senate candidate in Georgia who can unite the bickering Republican factions - the establishment and tea partyers.
  • Man gets 10 years in Greenville dog dragging case

    Man gets 10 years in Greenville dog dragging case

    A Greenville man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison after admitting he dragged a dog for at least 2 miles behind his pickup truck.
    A Greenville man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison after admitting he dragged a dog for at least 2 miles behind his pickup truck.
  • Ga. first lady to discuss childhood immunizations

    Ga. first lady to discuss childhood immunizations

    Georgia's first lady, Sandra Deal, is expected to make a visit to the Atlanta Medical Center this week to discuss the importance of childhood immunizations.
    Georgia's first lady, Sandra Deal, is expected to make a visit to the Atlanta Medical Center this week to discuss the importance of childhood immunizations.
  • 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.
  • Richmond Co. School Leaders Eying Technology Grant

    Richmond Co. School Leaders Eying Technology Grant

    Thursday, July 10 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-07-11 03:25:14 GMT
    Richmond County School System Board of Education took the first step in improving high-speed broadband access inside classrooms. While many students may not notice because they already have online access, Internet speeds could soon improve. The district is applying for a state grant that ensures Georgia schools and classrooms have high-speed broadband access that will eventually become required for learning.
    Richmond County School System Board of Education took the first step in improving high-speed broadband access inside classrooms. While many students may not notice because they already have online access, Internet speeds could soon improve. The district is applying for a state grant that ensures Georgia schools and classrooms have high-speed broadband access that will eventually become required for learning.
  • 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...
  • SC Workers Win Powerball Jackpot

    SC Workers Win Powerball Jackpot

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-07-09 03:19:42 GMT
    A group of Kimberly-Clark workers in Beech Island is making big plans this week after winning the lottery. Fourteen members each split the $1 million Powerball jackpot. They each take home $48,500. One of the winners, David Adams, only had one word to say: Awesome.
    A group of Kimberly-Clark workers in Beech Island is making big plans this week after winning the lottery. Fourteen members each split the $1 million Powerball jackpot. They each take home $48,500. One of the winners, David Adams, only had one word to say: Awesome.
  • 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, ...
  • South Carolina House Of Representatives Furloughs Did Not Cut Lawmakers’ Salaries

    South Carolina House Of Representatives Furloughs Did Not Cut Lawmakers’ Salaries

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-07-08 22:47:05 GMT
    The SC House didn’t meet for three weeks this session but members’ salaries were not reduced.The SC House didn’t meet for three weeks this session but members’ salaries were not reduced.
    When the South Carolina House of Representatives took three weeks of furlough this year to save taxpayers money, it saved about $150,000 in expense reimbursements, but their pay was not cut. WJBF News Channel 6's South Carolina Capitol reporter, Robert Kittle, explains.
    When the South Carolina House of Representatives took three weeks of furlough this year to save taxpayers money, it saved about $150,000 in expense reimbursements, but their pay was not cut. WJBF News Channel 6's South Carolina Capitol reporter, Robert Kittle, explains.
  • 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.
  • SCAM ALERT: South Carolina Attorney General Warns Residents About E-Mail Scam

    SCAM ALERT: South Carolina Attorney General Warns Residents About E-Mail Scam

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-07-08 18:02:20 GMT
    Scam Alert graphicScam Alert graphic
    South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is warning residents about an e-mail scam that has been reported by residents of seven states.
    South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is warning residents about an e-mail scam that has been reported by residents of seven states.
  • $1 Million Powerball Prize Shared By 14 Beech Island Kimberly-Clark Workers

    $1 Million Powerball Prize Shared By 14 Beech Island Kimberly-Clark Workers

    $1 Million Powerball Prize Shared By 14 Beech Island Kimberly-Clark Workers

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-08 17:26:55 GMT
    Photo of David Adams (Credit: South Carolina Education Lottery)Photo of David Adams (Credit: South Carolina Education Lottery)
    A group of 14 co-workers from the Kimberly-Clark plant in Beech Island are splitting a $1 million Powerball® prize won in last Wednesday night’s drawing.
    A group of 14 co-workers from the Kimberly-Clark plant in Beech Island are splitting a $1 million Powerball® prize won in last Wednesday night’s drawing.
  • 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...
  • Project Jackson Moves Forward, Slowly

    Project Jackson Moves Forward, Slowly

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-07-08 04:13:15 GMT
    North Augusta City Council moved forward with the $150 million plan to redevelop the riverfront and move the Augusta GreenJackets across the river. The body approved geo-technical work in order to analyze soil that will determine what type of underground structures will be needed to support buildings for the new site.
    North Augusta City Council moved forward with the $150 million plan to redevelop the riverfront and move the Augusta GreenJackets across the river. The body approved geo-technical work in order to analyze soil that will determine what type of underground structures will be needed to support buildings for the new site.
  • 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'...
  • Investigators Searched Hot Car Dad's Medical Records, Electronics

    Investigators Searched Hot Car Dad's Medical Records, Electronics

    Monday, July 7 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-07-07 20:34:11 GMT
    Photo of Justin Ross Harris, sitting at his bond hearing in Marietta, Georgia on July 3rd (Credit: ABC News)Photo of Justin Ross Harris, sitting at his bond hearing in Marietta, Georgia on July 3rd (Credit: ABC News)
    There is new information in the investigation into the parents of a 22-month Georgia child who died after being left in the father's SUV while he was at work.
    There is new information in the investigation into the parents of a 22-month Georgia child who died after being left in the father's SUV while he was at work.
  • 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...
  • Lady Antebellum Pavilion Crowds July 4th, 2014

    Lady Antebellum Pavilion Crowds July 4th, 2014

    Saturday, July 5 2014 12:47 AM EDT2014-07-05 04:47:56 GMT
    Thousands packed the Evans Towne Center Park for the 4th of July celebration.
    Thousands packed the Evans Towne Center Park for the 4th of July celebration.
  • Evening News Update: Friday, July 4th, 2014

    Evening News Update: Friday, July 4th, 2014

    Saturday, July 5 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-07-05 04:19:46 GMT
    WJBF's Jennie Montgomery brings you the latest headlines across the CSRA at 11:00pm Friday, July 4th, 2014.
    WJBF's Jennie Montgomery brings you the latest headlines across the CSRA at 11:00pm Friday, July 4th, 2014.
  • Freedom Means Food and Fun in Columbia County

    Freedom Means Food and Fun in Columbia County

    Friday, July 4 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-07-05 01:43:55 GMT
    The CSRA celebrated the Fourth of July for the first time at Evans Towne Center Park. A quick poll of what people enjoy most on their Independence Day turned out to be food and fun. From babies in bathing suits to Mini Melts ice cream. The Fourth of July in Columbia County was nothing short of exciting.
    The CSRA celebrated the Fourth of July for the first time at Evans Towne Center Park. A quick poll of what people enjoy most on their Independence Day turned out to be food and fun. From babies in bathing suits to Mini Melts ice cream. The Fourth of July in Columbia County was nothing short of exciting.
  • Pre-Fourth of July Celebration Not Just Food, Games

    Pre-Fourth of July Celebration Not Just Food, Games

    Thursday, July 3 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-07-04 03:26:03 GMT
    It may not be the Fourth of July yet, but that didn’t stop hundreds of people from celebrating their freedom at the Independence Day carnival at Fort Gordon. The event featured everything from funnel cake to kids on swings. There were also several vendors, including Ron Bonar’s Wood Art.
    It may not be the Fourth of July yet, but that didn’t stop hundreds of people from celebrating their freedom at the Independence Day carnival at Fort Gordon. The event featured everything from funnel cake to kids on swings. There were also several vendors, including Ron Bonar’s Wood Art.
  • Father of Toddler Who Died in Hot Car Denied Bond

    Father of Toddler Who Died in Hot Car Denied Bond

    Thursday, July 3 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-07-04 02:16:09 GMT
    The Atlanta man accused of leaving his son in a hot car to die had his day in court today, facing murder charges.
    The Atlanta man accused of leaving his son in a hot car to die had his day in court today, facing murder charges.
  • Judge: No Bond For Georgia Dad In Boy's Death In Hot SUV

    Judge: No Bond For Georgia Dad In Boy's Death In Hot SUV

    Thursday, July 3 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-07-03 22:50:40 GMT
    Photo of Justin Ross HarrisPhoto of Justin Ross Harris
    A Georgia father charged with murder for leaving his 22-month old son in a blistering hot car was in court Thursday and we have the latest information on the case.
    A Georgia father charged with murder for leaving his 22-month old son in a blistering hot car was in court Thursday and we have the latest information on the case.
  • 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...
  • 3 People Indicted In Georgia Train Crash That Killed Gregg Allman Movie Crew Member

    3 People Indicted In Georgia Train Crash That Killed Gregg Allman Movie Crew Member

    Thursday, July 3 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-07-03 15:27:12 GMT
    Photo of Sarah Jones (Credit: WSAV)Photo of Sarah Jones (Credit: WSAV)
    Three people have been indicted in connection to a Georgia train crash, in February, that killed a camera assistant working on the "Midnight Rider" movie about singer Gregg Allman's life.
    Three people have been indicted in connection to a Georgia train crash, in February, that killed a camera assistant working on the "Midnight Rider" movie about singer Gregg Allman's life.
  • Movie Production in Georgia Looks Steady, Could Probably Use A Boost

    Movie Production in Georgia Looks Steady, Could Probably Use A Boost

    Thursday, July 3 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-07-03 15:23:31 GMT
    Still fram image from the movie "Forrest Gump" (Credit: WSAV)Still fram image from the movie "Forrest Gump" (Credit: WSAV)
    It turns out the most important boost movie and TV production in Georgia needs is an injection of more qualified, experienced people.
    It turns out the most important boost movie and TV production in Georgia needs is an injection of more qualified, experienced people.
  • Hurricane Arthur Spinning Past South Carolina On Its Way North

    Hurricane Arthur Spinning Past South Carolina On Its Way North

    Thursday, July 3 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-07-03 13:03:59 GMT
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    Hurricane Arthur is spinning past South Carolina as it moves north.
    Hurricane Arthur is spinning past South Carolina as it moves north.
  • Georgia Residents Included In History Makers Project

    Georgia Residents Included In History Makers Project

    Georgia Residents Included In History Makers Project

    Thursday, July 3 2014 8:06 AM EDT2014-07-03 12:06:44 GMT
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    ATLANTA (AP) - Nearly 200 people from the Atlanta area are featured in an African-American oral history video collection that's now being housed at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The History Makers archive is a collection of thousands of hours' worth of oral history interviews that illustrate the African American experience. Organizers say the collection includes 2,600 hours of videotaped interviews from contributors in 39 states. The Rev. Joseph Lowery and Andrew Young are among...
    ATLANTA (AP) - Nearly 200 people from the Atlanta area are featured in an African-American oral history video collection that's now being housed at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The History Makers archive is a collection of thousands of hours' worth of oral history interviews that illustrate the African American experience. Organizers say the collection includes 2,600 hours of videotaped interviews from contributors in 39 states. The Rev. Joseph Lowery and Andrew Young are among...
  • 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...
  • Civil Rights Act 50 Years Later in the CSRA

    Civil Rights Act 50 Years Later in the CSRA

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-07-03 03:31:59 GMT
    On this day 50 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The law is widely viewed as the most important piece of civil rights legislation to date. It was intended to help end racial discrimination, but how far have we come here at home in a half century? Pain College Historian Mallory Millender put it this way: We’ve made tremendous progress, but great disparities remain.
    On this day 50 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The law is widely viewed as the most important piece of civil rights legislation to date. It was intended to help end racial discrimination, but how far have we come here at home in a half century? Pain College Historian Mallory Millender put it this way: We’ve made tremendous progress, but great disparities remain.
  • 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.
  • Beachgoers Urged To Monitor Tropical Storm Arthur

    Beachgoers Urged To Monitor Tropical Storm Arthur

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-07-02 22:13:07 GMT
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    The South Carolina Emergency Management Division is urging people headed to the beaches this July 4th weekend to stay abreast of the latest information concerning Tropical Storm Arthur.
    The South Carolina Emergency Management Division is urging people headed to the beaches this July 4th weekend to stay abreast of the latest information concerning Tropical Storm Arthur.
  • South Carolina Highway Patrol Begins Increased July 4th Enforcement With Target Zero Focus

    South Carolina Highway Patrol Begins Increased July 4th Enforcement With Target Zero Focus

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-07-02 21:45:18 GMT
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    The South Carolina Department of Public Safety urges motorists to plan early and leave plenty of time for travel since the number of motorists traveling this holiday is predicted to be up.
    The South Carolina Department of Public Safety urges motorists to plan early and leave plenty of time for travel since the number of motorists traveling this holiday is predicted to be up.
  • Graco Recalls 1.9 Million Infant Car Seats

    Graco Recalls 1.9 Million Infant Car Seats

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-07-02 21:05:10 GMT
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that Graco has recalled 1.9 million infant car seats for a buckle malfunction.
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that Graco has recalled 1.9 million infant car seats for a buckle malfunction.
  • Georgia To Delay Action On Welfare Drug Testing

    Georgia To Delay Action On Welfare Drug Testing

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-07-02 20:26:49 GMT
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    Georgia officials say they will delay enforcement of a new law that allows drug testing of welfare recipients.
    Georgia officials say they will delay enforcement of a new law that allows drug testing of welfare recipients.
  • Mom2Mom: A Blessing Named Biscuit

    Mom2Mom: A Blessing Named Biscuit

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-07-02 04:20:22 GMT
    Mom2Mom July 2014:  A Blessing Named Biscuit.  News Anchor Jennie Montgomery shares the story of losing the family's first pet and the lessons kids learn from caring for an animal.
    Mom2Mom July 2014:  A Blessing Named Biscuit.  News Anchor Jennie Montgomery shares the story of losing the family's first pet and the lessons kids learn from caring for an animal.
  • USA Fans Proud Despite World Cup Loss

    USA Fans Proud Despite World Cup Loss

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-07-02 02:52:20 GMT
    Team USA's run for the FIFA World cup ended in Brazil Tuesday. The Americans fell to Belgium 2-to-1 in extra time. A lot of fans were hopeful as a win would have put the USA in the quarterfinals and they haven’t advanced that far in 12 years. Despite the loss, some said the spirit of unity this soccer game created was a win for America.
    Team USA's run for the FIFA World cup ended in Brazil Tuesday. The Americans fell to Belgium 2-to-1 in extra time. A lot of fans were hopeful as a win would have put the USA in the quarterfinals and they haven’t advanced that far in 12 years. Despite the loss, some said the spirit of unity this soccer game created was a win for America.
  • Georgia Robber Starts Crying When He Realizes He Is Caught On Camera

    Georgia Robber Starts Crying When He Realizes He Is Caught On Camera

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-07-01 16:05:17 GMT
    Photo of a Dekalb County robbery suspect who reportedly left the scene of the crime in tears (Credit: CNN)Photo of a Dekalb County robbery suspect who reportedly left the scene of the crime in tears (Credit: CNN)
    Police in Dekalb County say surveillance cameras were rolling as a man appeared to rob a hotel, but when he realized he was caught on camera, he started crying!
    Police in Dekalb County say surveillance cameras were rolling as a man appeared to rob a hotel, but when he realized he was caught on camera, he started crying!
  • Tropical Storm Arthur Forms In The Atlantic

    Tropical Storm Arthur Forms In The Atlantic

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-07-01 15:36:40 GMT
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    The first tropical storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season has formed off the east coast of Florida.
    The first tropical storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season has formed off the east coast of Florida.
  • 3 Pedestrians Killed On Freeway

    3 Pedestrians Killed On Freeway

    3 Pedestrians Killed On Freeway

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 7:33 AM EDT2014-07-01 11:33:03 GMT
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    CHAMBLEE, Ga. (AP) - Police in Atlanta's northeast suburbs say three men were struck and killed by a pickup as they attempted to walk across a freeway near the start of the morning rush hour. DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said the crash happened around 5 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 85, near the Chamblee-Tucker Road exit. All southbound lanes of the freeway remained blocked at dawn.
    CHAMBLEE, Ga. (AP) - Police in Atlanta's northeast suburbs say three men were struck and killed by a pickup as they attempted to walk across a freeway near the start of the morning rush hour. DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said the crash happened around 5 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 85, near the Chamblee-Tucker Road exit. All southbound lanes of the freeway remained blocked at dawn.
  • Atlantic's 1st Tropical Depression of 2014 Forms

    Atlantic's 1st Tropical Depression of 2014 Forms

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 5:26 AM EDT2014-07-01 09:26:53 GMT
    Tropical Depression One forms off the Florida Coastline...
    Tropical Depression One forms off the Florida Coastline...
  • Mayor Elect Breaks Down 'One Augusta' Plans

    Mayor Elect Breaks Down 'One Augusta' Plans

    Monday, June 30 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-01 03:20:16 GMT
    Augusta-Richmond County’s new leader is making good on his campaign promise to eliminate the issues dividing people throughout the city. Hardie Davis sat down with News Channel 6 to discuss how he plans on bringing harmony when taking care of business. Garden City residents voted Davis as their next mayor after a campaign promise of building “one Augusta” from the geography and race issues that he feels divided the city.
    Augusta-Richmond County’s new leader is making good on his campaign promise to eliminate the issues dividing people throughout the city. Hardie Davis sat down with News Channel 6 to discuss how he plans on bringing harmony when taking care of business. Garden City residents voted Davis as their next mayor after a campaign promise of building “one Augusta” from the geography and race issues that he feels divided the city.
  • WAFJ Celebrating Christmas in July to Benefit SafeHomes

    WAFJ Celebrating Christmas in July to Benefit SafeHomes

    Monday, June 30 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-07-01 03:15:17 GMT
    88.3 WAFJ will broadcast on location at a different Arby's every Thursday in July from 12 noon to 2pm. They'll be collecting items for the shelters like cleaning supplies, children's and women's clothing, and school supplies. All items should be brand new and unused. For a complete listing of needed items and a schedule for the weekly stops check the station's website at www.WAFJ.com.SafeHomes of Augusta is dedicated to stemming the tide of domestic violence in the CSRA by providing a safe ha...
    88.3 WAFJ will broadcast on location at a different Arby's every Thursday in July from 12 noon to 2pm. They'll be collecting items for the shelters like cleaning supplies, children's and women's clothing, and school supplies. All items should be brand new and unused. For a complete listing of needed items and a schedule for the weekly stops check the station's website at www.WAFJ.com.SafeHomes of Augusta is dedicated to stemming the tide of domestic violence in the CSRA by providing a safe ha...
  • Gas Prices on the Rise

    Gas Prices on the Rise

    Monday, June 30 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-07-01 02:31:10 GMT
    You may want to check the pump before making travel plans this holiday weekend.The average for regular fuel this week in the Augusta-Aiken area is $3.51/gallon-- up more than a quarter from this time last year. The trend was the same for other gas types. Nationally, the average for regular fuel is $3.68/gallon.But are those rising prices enough to keep you parked, or will your patriotic plans still put you on the road this weekend? We talked to your friends and neighbors about the high cost o...
    You may want to check the pump before making travel plans this holiday weekend.The average for regular fuel this week in the Augusta-Aiken area is $3.51/gallon-- up more than a quarter from this time last year. The trend was the same for other gas types. Nationally, the average for regular fuel is $3.68/gallon.But are those rising prices enough to keep you parked, or will your patriotic plans still put you on the road this weekend? We talked to your friends and neighbors about the high cost o...
  • Gov. Haley receives commemorative SC gun from PTR

    Gov. Haley receives commemorative SC gun from PTR

    Monday, June 30 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-07-01 01:30:44 GMT
    Governor Nikki Haley toured the PTR Industries facility in Aynor Monday and received a commemorative South Carolina gun from PTR Industries.
    Governor Nikki Haley toured the PTR Industries facility in Aynor Monday and received a commemorative South Carolina gun from PTR Industries.
  • Mother of Toddler Killed in Hot Car Researched Child Deaths, Warrant Says

    Mother of Toddler Killed in Hot Car Researched Child Deaths, Warrant Says

    Monday, June 30 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-06-30 20:35:49 GMT
    Photo of SUV in which Cooper Harris was found (Credit: ABC News)Photo of SUV in which Cooper Harris was found (Credit: ABC News)
    The mother of a toddler who died after his father left him all day in a hot car told police that -- like her husband -- she researched child deaths in hot cars, according to new documents from police.
    The mother of a toddler who died after his father left him all day in a hot car told police that -- like her husband -- she researched child deaths in hot cars, according to new documents from police.
  • SC college bringing back cheerleading squad

    SC college bringing back cheerleading squad

    Monday, June 30 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-06-30 19:03:59 GMT
    This season there will be a Citadel Cheer squad gracing the sidelines of Johnson Haygood Stadium -- and just about anyone can be a member of the group.Due to lack of participants last year, the college replaced the cheer squad with a spirit squad.
    This season there will be a Citadel Cheer squad gracing the sidelines of Johnson Haygood Stadium -- and just about anyone can be a member of the group.Due to lack of participants last year, the college replaced the cheer squad with a spirit squad.
  • Two women killed in car crash

    UPDATED ON 6: Third Person Dies From Thursday Crash In Jefferson County

    UPDATED ON 6: Third Person Dies From Thursday Crash In Jefferson County

    Friday, June 27 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-06-27 19:44:57 GMT
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    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a third person has died as the result of injuries received in a 3-vehicle crash near Wrens on Thursday.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a third person has died as the result of injuries received in a 3-vehicle crash near Wrens on Thursday.
  • Find On Office Computer Of Dad Charged In Child's Hot Car Death Startles Investigators

    Find On Office Computer Of Dad Charged In Child's Hot Car Death Startles Investigators

    Friday, June 27 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-06-27 19:12:05 GMT
    Photo of Cooper Harris (left) and Justin Ross Harris (Credit: CNN)Photo of Cooper Harris (left) and Justin Ross Harris (Credit: CNN)
    Georgia investigators have found something startling on the office computer of the dad charged in the death of his son who was  left in a hot car.
    Georgia investigators have found something startling on the office computer of the dad charged in the death of his son who was  left in a hot car.
  • SCAM ALERT: SCE&G Warning Customers Of Potential Scams

    SCAM ALERT: SCE&G Warning Customers Of Potential Scams

    Thursday, June 26 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-06-26 20:41:29 GMT
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    South Carolina Electric & Gas is urging business and residential customers to be aware of scam artists posing as SCE&G employees.
    South Carolina Electric & Gas is urging business and residential customers to be aware of scam artists posing as SCE&G employees.
  • Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

    Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

    Thursday, June 26 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-06-26 18:24:03 GMT
    World Oceans day is this Saturday Kendra Burdett..one of the outstanding aquarists at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden visited Television Park ti discuss the seventeena brought a giant hermit crab.
    World Oceans day is this Saturday Kendra Burdett..one of the outstanding aquarists at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden visited Television Park ti discuss the seventeena brought a giant hermit crab.
  • GA Senate District 22 Candidates Debate Before July Run-off

    GA Senate District 22 Candidates Debate Before July Run-off

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-06-26 03:30:13 GMT
    The candidates who want to represent Augusta’s 22nd District in the state legislature squared off at a local debate. The two candidates running to fill the seat vacated by Mayor Elect Hardie Davis are Commissioner Corey Johnson and former Solicitor General Harold Jones. Johnson received 45 percent of the votes while Jones had 43 percent. Both candidates are preparing themselves for the run-off in July.
    The candidates who want to represent Augusta’s 22nd District in the state legislature squared off at a local debate. The two candidates running to fill the seat vacated by Mayor Elect Hardie Davis are Commissioner Corey Johnson and former Solicitor General Harold Jones. Johnson received 45 percent of the votes while Jones had 43 percent. Both candidates are preparing themselves for the run-off in July.
  • Meth lab bust at Myrtle Beach hotel

    Meth lab bust at Myrtle Beach hotel

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-06-25 17:12:35 GMT
    Myrtle Beach Police busted a meth lab Tuesday night at the Hurl Rock Hotel located along the2000 block of SouthOcean Blvd. Captain David Knipes with Myrtle Beach police confirms three arrests were made and 89 grams of meth were seized.Further details are not available at this time.
    Myrtle Beach Police busted a meth lab Tuesday night at the Hurl Rock Hotel located along the2000 block of SouthOcean Blvd. Captain David Knipes with Myrtle Beach police confirms three arrests were made and 89 grams of meth were seized.Further details are not available at this time.
  • New details emerging in case of hot car death in GA

    New details emerging in case of hot car death in GA

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-06-25 15:54:08 GMT
    Justin Harris, the Georgia father charged with murder after he reportedly left his 22-month-old son in the backseat of his car, is getting a lot of support asking for the murder charge to be dropped.More than 10,000 people have signed an online petition urging the Cobb County District Attorney's Office to drop the charge.Harris, 33, told police he went to work and forgot to drop his son Cooper off at a day care. The c...
    Justin Harris, the Georgia father charged with murder after he reportedly left his 22-month-old son in the backseat of his car, is getting a lot of support asking for the murder charge to be dropped.More than 10,000 people have signed an online petition urging the Cobb County District Attorney's Office to drop the charge.Harris, 33, told police he went to work and forgot to drop his son Cooper off at a day care. The c...
  • SC Marines Increased Trainng Means More Noise

    SC Marines Increased Training Means More Noise

    SC Marines Increased Training Means More Noise

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 8:42 AM EDT2014-06-25 12:42:46 GMT
    MARINE CORPS AIR STATOIN BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) - Residents near the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort are going to be hearing a lot of F/A-18 jet takeoffs and landings in the coming days - and into the evenings as well. Marines from the installation are conducting extended training starting Wednesday for six days in order to maintain their operational and combat readiness. Generally, the flights will go on from 7 a.m. through 1 a.m. On Saturday, the exercises are being suspended. On Sunday, the...
    MARINE CORPS AIR STATOIN BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) - Residents near the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort are going to be hearing a lot of F/A-18 jet takeoffs and landings in the coming days - and into the evenings as well. Marines from the installation are conducting extended training starting Wednesday for six days in order to maintain their operational and combat readiness. Generally, the flights will go on from 7 a.m. through 1 a.m. On Saturday, the exercises are being suspended. On Sunday, the...
  • Drunk Drivers To Be Targeted During Holiday Travel

    Drunk Drivers To Be Targeted During Holiday Travel

    Drunk Drivers To Be Targeted During Holiday Travel

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-06-25 12:16:06 GMT
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    ATLANTA (AP) - The Governor's Office of Highway Safety says law enforcement agencies will be targeting suspected drunk drivers during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Officials say law enforcement agencies throughout Georgia will be aggressively targeting those suspected of driving drunk during the holiday next week. Governor's Office of Highway Safety Director Harris Blackwood said in a statement that one driver is typically killed every five hours in Georgia during the Fourth of July hol...
    ATLANTA (AP) - The Governor's Office of Highway Safety says law enforcement agencies will be targeting suspected drunk drivers during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Officials say law enforcement agencies throughout Georgia will be aggressively targeting those suspected of driving drunk during the holiday next week. Governor's Office of Highway Safety Director Harris Blackwood said in a statement that one driver is typically killed every five hours in Georgia during the Fourth of July hol...
  • Columbia Co. Students To Take 7th Hour Extra Class In Fall

    Columbia Co. Students To Take 7th Hour Extra Class In Fall

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-06-25 03:25:38 GMT
    School leaders in Columbia County created a buffer for students who might experience academic struggles. A new policy would also benefit students who want to broaden their class room horizon. Associate Superintendent Jeff Carney said Policy IHF (6) creates a seventh hour class for what has traditionally been six hours of high school courses.
    School leaders in Columbia County created a buffer for students who might experience academic struggles. A new policy would also benefit students who want to broaden their class room horizon. Associate Superintendent Jeff Carney said Policy IHF (6) creates a seventh hour class for what has traditionally been six hours of high school courses.
  • June Mugshots

    June Mugshots

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-06-24 18:59:08 GMT
    June arrests in Upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina.
    June arrests in Upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina.
  • Consumer Alert: Make Sure Transportation Services That Adhere To Safety Laws

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

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-06-24 15:12:41 GMT
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    The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) advises you to be aware of potential safety and insurance issues that could affect both customers and drivers participating in ridesharing services.
    The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) advises you to be aware of potential safety and insurance issues that could affect both customers and drivers participating in ridesharing services.
  • Couple Gets Wedding 59 Years Later

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 12:09 AM EDT2014-06-24 04:09:11 GMT
    It took nearly 60 years, but an Augusta couple finally celebrated their special day. Frank and Cleonice “Cleo” Whitaker met at the altar for the first time after 59 years of marriage. Cleo wore a long white dress complete with a veil, the two kissed, the bride tossed her bouquet and the couple made a toast and fed one another wedding cake.
    It took nearly 60 years, but an Augusta couple finally celebrated their special day. Frank and Cleonice “Cleo” Whitaker met at the altar for the first time after 59 years of marriage. Cleo wore a long white dress complete with a veil, the two kissed, the bride tossed her bouquet and the couple made a toast and fed one another wedding cake.
  • USC Raising Tuition; President Says Current Path Not Sustainable

    USC Raising Tuition; President Says Current Path Not Sustainable

    Monday, June 23 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-06-23 22:45:46 GMT
    Tuition at the University of South Carolina will be going up 3.2 percent this fall, an increase of $171 per semester for in-state students. The school says it’s because of spending increases that the state is requiring but is not completely paying for. USC student Shenay Turner says, "I don't like it. I'm a first-generation college student so it's already hard for me to be here. I have to have loans in addition to my scholarships and grants and every year since I've been here--I'm a senior no...
    Tuition at the University of South Carolina will be going up 3.2 percent this fall, an increase of $171 per semester for in-state students. The school says it’s because of spending increases that the state is requiring but is not completely paying for. USC student Shenay Turner says, "I don't like it. I'm a first-generation college student so it's already hard for me to be here. I have to have loans in addition to my scholarships and grants and every year since I've been here--I'm a senior no...
  • Civil, Human Rights Center Set To Open In Atlanta

    Civil, Human Rights Center Set To Open In Atlanta

    Civil, Human Rights Center Set To Open In Atlanta

    Monday, June 23 2014 7:34 AM EDT2014-06-23 11:34:09 GMT
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    ATLANTA (AP) - A new museum highlighting historic and modern struggles for equality is scheduled to open to the public. The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is set to open Monday in downtown Atlanta.The museum will showcase the civil rights movement and modern human rights struggles separately, but also aims to show how they're related. The museum will feature both permanent and rotating exhibits.The opening is slated to feature several speakers, including Democratic Georgia congres...
    ATLANTA (AP) - A new museum highlighting historic and modern struggles for equality is scheduled to open to the public. The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is set to open Monday in downtown Atlanta.The museum will showcase the civil rights movement and modern human rights struggles separately, but also aims to show how they're related. The museum will feature both permanent and rotating exhibits.The opening is slated to feature several speakers, including Democratic Georgia congres...
  • Greenville County Deputy Shoots Suspect With Knife

    Greenville County Deputy Shoots Suspect With Knife

    Greenville County Deputy Shoots Suspect With Knife

    Monday, June 23 2014 7:33 AM EDT2014-06-23 11:33:25 GMT
    AP-SC--Deputy ShootingGreenville County deputy shoots suspect with knifeEds: APNewsNow. GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Greenville County sheriff's deputies say an officer has shot and wounded a suspect who approached him with a knife. Deputy Drew Pinciaro says officers were called to a domestic problem at an apartment complex shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday An officer spotted the suspect armed with a knife who ran from the deputy. Pinciaro said the deputy caught up with the suspect near the tennis cour...
    AP-SC--Deputy ShootingGreenville County deputy shoots suspect with knifeEds: APNewsNow. GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Greenville County sheriff's deputies say an officer has shot and wounded a suspect who approached him with a knife. Deputy Drew Pinciaro says officers were called to a domestic problem at an apartment complex shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday An officer spotted the suspect armed with a knife who ran from the deputy. Pinciaro said the deputy caught up with the suspect near the tennis cour...
  • Allendale Man Found Dead, Family Offers Reward

    Allendale Man Found Dead, Family Offers Reward

    Friday, June 20 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-06-21 02:56:28 GMT
    South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating a homicide in Allendale. SLED Spokesman Thom Berry said police found a deceased man in the 300 block of Pickrum Street Thursday. Family members confirm that man was 85-year-old Willie Johnson and they are taking the police investigation a step further by reaching out to the public for help.
    South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating a homicide in Allendale. SLED Spokesman Thom Berry said police found a deceased man in the 300 block of Pickrum Street Thursday. Family members confirm that man was 85-year-old Willie Johnson and they are taking the police investigation a step further by reaching out to the public for help.
  • "Operation Zero Tolerance" DUI Campaign Begins In Georgia

    "Operation Zero Tolerance" DUI Campaign Begins In Georgia

    Friday, June 20 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-06-20 19:30:12 GMT
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    Friday marks the beginning of "Operation Zero Tolerance", which is a DUI enforcement campaign on Georgia's roads that runs through July 6th.
    Friday marks the beginning of "Operation Zero Tolerance", which is a DUI enforcement campaign on Georgia's roads that runs through July 6th.
  • Cops say SC grandmother killed herself and tried to hurt her 10-year-old grandson

    Cops say SC grandmother killed herself and tried to hurt her 10-year-old grandson

    Friday, June 20 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-06-20 18:15:10 GMT
    Wednesday morning around 11 a.m. police were called to the 300 block of Howle Avenue on James Island to investigate reports of a stabbing.When officers arrived they were told that a 10-year-old and his grandmother were involved in a physical altercation,
    Wednesday morning around 11 a.m. police were called to the 300 block of Howle Avenue on James Island to investigate reports of a stabbing.When officers arrived they were told that a 10-year-old and his grandmother were involved in a physical altercation,
  • Former Owner Re-Opens Shop and Drop, No Cash Found

    Former Owner Re-Opens Shop and Drop, No Cash Found

    Thursday, June 19 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-06-20 03:29:36 GMT
    News Channel 6 has new information about why a Columbia County business owner may have shut the doors to an online based consignment boutique. There has been confusion at the Shop and Drop in Martinez since the owner suddenly closed and left the keys with the previous owner. The biggest questions customers have are where their items are and where is the money collected from the sale of those goods.
    News Channel 6 has new information about why a Columbia County business owner may have shut the doors to an online based consignment boutique. There has been confusion at the Shop and Drop in Martinez since the owner suddenly closed and left the keys with the previous owner. The biggest questions customers have are where their items are and where is the money collected from the sale of those goods.
  • USC Student Awarded Medal of Honor

    USC Student Awarded Medal of Honor

    Thursday, June 19 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-06-19 23:00:28 GMT
    A South Carolina Gamecock and Marine Corps veteran has top honors from the military.William Kyle Carpenter was awarded the Medal of Honor Thursday.In November 2010, Carpenter jumped onto a live grenade during a firefight with the Taliban to protect a fellow Marine.He lost his right eye, most of his jaw and suffers from a collapsed lung. What's even more amazing is that he was briefly declared dead -- but somehow survived.Since his heroic move, Carpenter has run a marathon, gone skydiving and ...
    A South Carolina Gamecock and Marine Corps veteran has top honors from the military.William Kyle Carpenter was awarded the Medal of Honor Thursday.In November 2010, Carpenter jumped onto a live grenade during a firefight with the Taliban to protect a fellow Marine.He lost his right eye, most of his jaw and suffers from a collapsed lung. What's even more amazing is that he was briefly declared dead -- but somehow survived.Since his heroic move, Carpenter has run a marathon, gone skydiving and ...
  • Georgia Parents Of Toddler Saved On The Side Of A Busy Highway Speak Out

    Georgia Parents Of Toddler Saved On The Side Of A Busy Highway Speak Out

    Thursday, June 19 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-06-19 21:47:04 GMT
    Photo of Emily Pickens (Credit: CNN)Photo of Emily Pickens (Credit: CNN)
    The parents of a toddler found crawling along a Georgia highway say they're grateful to the Good Samaritan who helped her. The father of the 15-month-old girl has already been charged with neglect and the mother may be charged soon, but the two defended themselves in an interview with Paul Crawley.
    The parents of a toddler found crawling along a Georgia highway say they're grateful to the Good Samaritan who helped her. The father of the 15-month-old girl has already been charged with neglect and the mother may be charged soon, but the two defended themselves in an interview with Paul Crawley.
  • 2 arrested in shooting of man found dead in car in Myrtle Beach

    2 arrested in shooting of man found dead in car in Myrtle Beach

    Thursday, June 19 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-06-19 17:23:58 GMT
    Two people have been arrested in the slaying of an NC man who found dead in a car in Myrtle Beach on Monday, police told WBTW. The pair were taken into custody on Wednesday in Chester County, said Capt. David Knipes of the Myrtle Beach Police ..
    Two people have been arrested in the slaying of an NC man who found dead in a car in Myrtle Beach on Monday, police told WBTW. The pair were taken into custody on Wednesday in Chester County, said Capt. David Knipes of the Myrtle Beach Police ..
  • Adopt-A-Pet: June 18, 2014

    Adopt-A-Pet: June 18, 2014

    Thursday, June 19 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-06-19 17:15:36 GMT
    The Humane Society of Morgan County appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on June 18th with Mary Morrison. Three adorable boxer mix sibling puppies are black and whiteMango held by Katie Bell; white and brown Blaze held by Belinda Bell, and brown and white Sonny held by Avis Lyle.Hannah Bell is holding nine weeks old Luna, a Maine Coon mix, and Anne Sawyer has brother Brownie. All the pets have been altered and are up to date on vaccinations. All cats and kittens are just $35 through the e...
    The Humane Society of Morgan County appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on June 18th with Mary Morrison. Three adorable boxer mix sibling puppies are black and whiteMango held by Katie Bell; white and brown Blaze held by Belinda Bell, and brown and white Sonny held by Avis Lyle.Hannah Bell is holding nine weeks old Luna, a Maine Coon mix, and Anne Sawyer has brother Brownie. All the pets have been altered and are up to date on vaccinations. All cats and kittens are just $35 through the e...
  • Toddler dies in hot car; police say father forgot to drop off child at daycare

    Toddler dies in hot car; police say father forgot to drop off child at daycare

    Thursday, June 19 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-06-19 17:10:18 GMT
    Father, Jutsin Harris has been booked on murder charges after his son was left in hot car.Father, Jutsin Harris has been booked on murder charges after his son was left in hot car.
    Police in Atlanta are investigating the death of a toddler who was left in a car in sweltering temperatures.It happened at a shopping mall in Cobb County. Police say the father was supposed to take his 22-month-old to daycare, but forgot and went to work.Dana Pierce, Cobb County Police spokesperson said, "Apparently, he forgot the child was in the car seat, in the back of the automobile. And went to work, he left work sometime around 4-4:15, only to discover the child... in the backseat.Polic...
    Police in Atlanta are investigating the death of a toddler who was left in a car in sweltering temperatures.It happened at a shopping mall in Cobb County. Police say the father was supposed to take his 22-month-old to daycare, but forgot and went to work.Dana Pierce, Cobb County Police spokesperson said, "Apparently, he forgot the child was in the car seat, in the back of the automobile. And went to work, he left work sometime around 4-4:15, only to discover the child... in the backseat.Polic...
  • Owners Demand Money, Items From Closed Consignment Shop

    Owners Demand Money, Items From Closed Consignment Shop

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-06-19 03:24:45 GMT
    A Columbia County business did not open for business Wednesday and now several of its customers are demanding that their money and items be returned. This place is the Shop and Drop in the old Kmart shopping center on Washington Road. The business operates like an online yard sale connecting buyers and sellers, but the middle man closed up shop and has not been heard from at all.
    A Columbia County business did not open for business Wednesday and now several of its customers are demanding that their money and items be returned. This place is the Shop and Drop in the old Kmart shopping center on Washington Road. The business operates like an online yard sale connecting buyers and sellers, but the middle man closed up shop and has not been heard from at all.
  • SC Lawmakers Restore Millions for Family Caregivers

    SC Lawmakers Restore Millions for Family Caregivers

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

    SC House Of Representatives Overrides Most of Governor Haley’s Budget Vetoes, Including Raise

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-06-18 15:05:05 GMT
    Photo of the South Carolina House of Representatives working on budget vetoes Tuesday.Photo of the South Carolina House of Representatives working on budget vetoes Tuesday.
    The South Carolina House of Representatives overrode most of Governor Nikki Haley’s 76 budget vetoes Tuesday, including voting to put a $12,000 a year raise for themselves back into the budget.
    The South Carolina House of Representatives overrode most of Governor Nikki Haley’s 76 budget vetoes Tuesday, including voting to put a $12,000 a year raise for themselves back into the budget.
  • Governor Nikki Haley, South Carolina Celebrate Over 50,000 New Jobs Since January 2011

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

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-06-18 14:25:28 GMT
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    Wednesday, Governor Nikki Haley and state business leaders responded to the news that South Carolina has announced over 50,000 new jobs since 2011.
    Wednesday, Governor Nikki Haley and state business leaders responded to the news that South Carolina has announced over 50,000 new jobs since 2011.
  • USC student performs as Taylor Swift at Legends in Concert in Myrtle Beach

    USC student performs as Taylor Swift at Legends in Concert in Myrtle Beach

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 7:08 AM EDT2014-06-18 11:08:03 GMT
    She looks, sounds, and moves like one of the world's most popular and most successful recording artists, but Elizabeth Scarborough never thought it would mean she'd get to perform for thousands of people from all over the world in her home state.The 21-year-old public relations major at University of South Carolina spent much of her teenage years singing Taylor Swift's songs in the back of her mom's station wagon, and hoped to parlay that into gigs at weekend parties or ...
    She looks, sounds, and moves like one of the world's most popular and most successful recording artists, but Elizabeth Scarborough never thought it would mean she'd get to perform for thousands of people from all over the world in her home state.The 21-year-old public relations major at University of South Carolina spent much of her teenage years singing Taylor Swift's songs in the back of her mom's station wagon, and hoped to parlay that into gigs at weekend parties or ...
  • 'No Action' On Richmond Co. BOE Superintendent Search

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-06-18 03:39:25 GMT
    Richmond County School System Superintendent Frank Roberson could be heard calling roll at the Regular Board Meeting, but his time is winding down. Board members voted in March not to renew his contract, which runs out August 22. Board members spent a little longer than an hour behind closed doors in an executive session hashing out the details of the ongoing superintendent search.
    Richmond County School System Superintendent Frank Roberson could be heard calling roll at the Regular Board Meeting, but his time is winding down. Board members voted in March not to renew his contract, which runs out August 22. Board members spent a little longer than an hour behind closed doors in an executive session hashing out the details of the ongoing superintendent search.
  • Lexington County Sheriff James Metts Indicted In Connection With Bribery Scheme To Aid Illegal Aliens

    Lexington County Sheriff James Metts Indicted In Connection With Bribery Scheme To Aid Illegal Aliens

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-06-17 21:09:09 GMT
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    United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated Tuesday that James R. Metts (68), of Lexington, SC, was charged by a federal grand jury in a 10-count indictment.
    United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated Tuesday that James R. Metts (68), of Lexington, SC, was charged by a federal grand jury in a 10-count indictment.
  • SC ambulance driver charged in crash while transporting patients from wreck

    SC ambulance driver charged in crash while transporting patients from wreck

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-06-17 19:45:44 GMT
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    An SC ambulance that was transporting an injured person from a wreck was involved in a crash on Tuesday afternoon.The ambulance collided with an 18-wheel tractor trailer on US 176 at the Berkeley County and Orangeburg County line, SC troopers said.
    An SC ambulance that was transporting an injured person from a wreck was involved in a crash on Tuesday afternoon.The ambulance collided with an 18-wheel tractor trailer on US 176 at the Berkeley County and Orangeburg County line, SC troopers said.
  • Georgia Man Saves Baby From Side Of Highway

    Georgia Man Saves Baby From Side Of Highway

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-06-17 19:05:56 GMT
    Photo of Bryant Collins and the baby girl he rescued from the side of a Georgia Highway in Madison County. (Credit: CNN)Photo of Bryant Collins and the baby girl he rescued from the side of a Georgia Highway in Madison County. (Credit: CNN)
    A Georgia man was at the right place at the right time - to save a baby found crawling alongside a highway. Bryant Collins is now being hailed as a hero for rescuing the 15-month-old girl. Matt Pearl reports.
    A Georgia man was at the right place at the right time - to save a baby found crawling alongside a highway. Bryant Collins is now being hailed as a hero for rescuing the 15-month-old girl. Matt Pearl reports.
  • Family friendly event aims to "Wipe Out Bullying" in Myrtle Beach

    Family friendly event aims to "Wipe Out Bullying" in Myrtle Beach

    Monday, June 16 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-06-17 03:41:22 GMT
    An event Monday night at Plyler Park in Myrtle Beach aimed to “Wipe Out Bullying.” The free event featured live music from students of a music school in West Virginia. They’re traveling the country using their music to raise awareness about bullying. "Everybody loves music, so I mean if we can get people's attention with the music and get them out here listening to us and tell them what we're here for, we're hoping t...
    An event Monday night at Plyler Park in Myrtle Beach aimed to “Wipe Out Bullying.” The free event featured live music from students of a music school in West Virginia. They’re traveling the country using their music to raise awareness about bullying. "Everybody loves music, so I mean if we can get people's attention with the music and get them out here listening to us and tell them what we're here for, we're hoping t...
  • Thomson-McDuffie Co. Boast 2nd Best Area for Jobs in CSRA

    Thomson-McDuffie Co. Boast 2nd Best Area for Jobs in CSRA

    Monday, June 16 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-06-17 02:21:37 GMT
    More jobs are headed to the CSRA in McDuffie County. Hollander Sleep Products, Inc. plans to locate its new manufacturing and distribution company just off Interstate 20 in Stone Business Park. Thomson recorded double digit unemployment rates not that long ago, but economic leaders said recent job growth has lowered those rates, making the Thomson-McDuffie County area the second best place to land a job in the CSRA next to Columbia County. 
    More jobs are headed to the CSRA in McDuffie County. Hollander Sleep Products, Inc. plans to locate its new manufacturing and distribution company just off Interstate 20 in Stone Business Park. Thomson recorded double digit unemployment rates not that long ago, but economic leaders said recent job growth has lowered those rates, making the Thomson-McDuffie County area the second best place to land a job in the CSRA next to Columbia County. 
  • 7,100 New Jobs Announced For South Carolina

    7,100 New Jobs Announced For South Carolina

    Monday, June 16 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-06-16 20:39:46 GMT
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    Monday, Governor Nikki Haley joined elected officials, economic development professionals and company representatives to announce plans for three businesses to establish facilities in South Carolina, creating 7,100 new jobs and investing $800 million in their respective projects.
    Monday, Governor Nikki Haley joined elected officials, economic development professionals and company representatives to announce plans for three businesses to establish facilities in South Carolina, creating 7,100 new jobs and investing $800 million in their respective projects.
  • Governor Nathan Deal, GEMA Premiere Upgraded Emergency Mobile App

    Governor Nathan Deal, GEMA Premiere Upgraded Emergency Mobile App

    Monday, June 16 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-06-16 19:50:41 GMT
    Photo of the Ready Georgia appPhoto of the Ready Georgia app
    Monday, Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security introduced an upgraded version of the state’s emergency mobile app, Ready Georgia.
    Monday, Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security introduced an upgraded version of the state’s emergency mobile app, Ready Georgia.
  • Florida-Georgia Line Concert Parking Chaos

    Florida-Georgia Line Concert Parking Chaos

    Friday, June 13 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-06-14 02:48:12 GMT
    Thousands of Florida-Georgia Line fans tried to cram into hundreds of parking spots, creating a traffic nightmare between GRU Summerville and Lake Olmstead Stadium.
    Thousands of Florida-Georgia Line fans tried to cram into hundreds of parking spots, creating a traffic nightmare between GRU Summerville and Lake Olmstead Stadium.
  • Atlanta's CNN Center Was The Scene Of "Breaking" News Friday Morning

    Atlanta's CNN Center Was The Scene Of "Breaking" News Friday Morning

    Friday, June 13 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-06-13 22:26:02 GMT
    Photo of a car that crashed into CNN Center in Atlanta early Friday morning (credit: CNN)Photo of a car that crashed into CNN Center in Atlanta early Friday morning (credit: CNN)
    There was "breaking" news at Atlanta's CNN Center Friday, when the driver of a Mercedes crashed into the lobby of the media and hotel complex.
    There was "breaking" news at Atlanta's CNN Center Friday, when the driver of a Mercedes crashed into the lobby of the media and hotel complex.
  • Deputies Arrest Man Wanted For Threatening To Kidnap Child at Bi-lo

    Deputies Arrest Man Wanted For Threatening To Kidnap Child at Bi-lo

    Thursday, June 12 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-06-12 21:30:44 GMT
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    Greenville County Deputies arrested Joshua Medders Wednesday night.
    Greenville County Deputies arrested Joshua Medders Wednesday night.
  • SC restaurant owner offers free meals to homeless

    SC restaurant owner offers free meals to homeless

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

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

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

    SC teen home on college break is fatally shot at block party

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-06-11 19:02:37 GMT
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    There are no arrests yet after a teenaged girl home on break from college dies over the weekend.Investigators say Ariel Morgan may have fallen victim to random violence in Berkeley County.
    There are no arrests yet after a teenaged girl home on break from college dies over the weekend.Investigators say Ariel Morgan may have fallen victim to random violence in Berkeley County.
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