AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF)- We are celebrating a big personality here at Television Park this week as longtime Chief Meteorologist George Myers steps into retirement. He’s wrapping up a 35-year career at WJBF-TV.

George really is like the River Region’s favorite uncle, isn’t he?!!

I started working with George in 1995, then Brad joined the WJBF team in ’98… and our stories, from many years of Your Hometown Tours, to the hilarious behind-the-scenes things you didn’t see in the newscasts… are countless.

We could amuse ourselves for hours because we had the privilege of knowing “George Said it Would” off-camera. We had the privilege of being in each other’s lives day-in and day-out for more than 22 years, of being a strong team on-air who cared about each other off-air.

And every team has that reliable QB. Ours has undoubtedly been the very likable and trustworthy George Myers. It’s been an honor to work by your side, sir.

We have much more coming up about George, but before we get to all that, we’re also welcoming a new and very important member to our team. Tim Miller is joining the NewsChannel 6 family after a long career in the Columbia, SC market.

Tim spent the last eight years as the morning meteorologist at WIS-TV, and more than 20 years in the Midlands market.

Tim is an Emmy-award-winning meteorologist who is excited to be joining the NewsChannel 6 team.

Also on today’s show: it was a terrifying time to watch weather reports. A hurricane was churning in the Atlantic Ocean and an Augusta family was worried for the safety of an elderly relative on Tybee Island. Jane ElLaissi picks up the story as she watched George Myers and the WJBF NewsChanel 6 weather team, and eventually made what turned out to be a life-saving decision.

From news producers to former anchors to US Congressmen, the list goes on and on. Let’s just say “the community” says goodbye to our longtime Chief Meteorologist, George Myers. And then, they are very dear to me and they’ve known George their whole lives: grown children sent their goodbye messages to the show.

Finally, the hard part; how to say goodbye to a friend and colleague who seems like the glue around here. Before the pandemic, Brad, George and I had talked about doing a show together where we would recall fun memories from back in the day… but we just can’t gather that way now.

So dear George, Brad & I taped our goodbyes to you separately… and we want you to know that as our 22-year run together comes to an end, it’s been the best.

And we wish you all the best.

See the full show in the link above… and we invite you to share you well-wishes via email with George on our Facebook page!