Breaking News from Augusta GA
Find the latest Augusta GA News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.
Santa Claus arrives for the Augusta Boys & Girls Club
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - You might find him in a mall, in a sleigh, or even a car but recently the jolly man, Santa Claus could be seen in a helicopter. "That's just not something kids get to see every day," said Henry Stevens IV.
No. 20 Arizona State rallies from 18 down to defeat Georgia
No. 20 Arizona State overcame an 18-point deficit to upend Georgia 76-74 on Saturday night at Athens, Ga. After Luguentz Dort made just 1 of 2 free throws with 7.9 seconds left, Georgia (5-4) inbounded the ball with Nicolas Claxton taking it the length of the court before misfiring on a mid-range ju
Santa Claus visits Christmas Party at Augusta Regional
AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Santa Claus arrived at the Augusta Regional Airport’s fourth annual fly-in event in a helicopter. His sleigh is being fixed up for Christmas, so he hitched a ride to come visit with kids from the Augusta Boys and Girls Club.
Crime blotter for Dec. 15
According to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:. An employee with an Aiken gas station on Robert M. Bell Parkway called police Thursday after three unknown black males stole multiple items from the store. The employee told deputies one suspect distracted her, questioning her by t
1 injured in North Augusta dog attack
NORTH AUGUSTA, SC (WFXG) - North Augusta Public Safety Officers are investigating a dog attack. The attack happened Friday afternoon on Bridle Path. Dispatch confirms that 1 person was injured.
The Mule Opens in Augusta
Augusta, Ga (WJBF) - Augusta and Clint Eastwood are now on the big screen. There was a line waiting at the door at Riverwatch Cinemas today for the first showing of the movie "The Mule."
Pedestrian struck and killed on Mike Padgett Hwy. identified
AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The woman struck and killed this morning on Mike Padgett Hwy. has been identified. April M. Sims, a 39-year-old homeless woman, was hit by a vehicle on the 3100 block of Mike Padgett Hwy. at around 6:38 a.m. Friday morning. She was pronounced dead at 7:25 a.m. The cause of death
North Augusta recognizes stand-out employees
Employees of the city of North Augusta enjoyed fellowship and some barbecue Friday afternoon as part of the city’s annual employee appreciation lunch at the Community Center.
Alabama teen missing for over a month spotted getting into RV in Georgia
LAGRANGE, Ga. — Police in west Georgia believe they may have spotted a missing teen not seen since October. Darren Earles vanished after leaving Valley High School in Valley, Alabama on Oct. 25. However, on Saturday just before 1 p.m., Earles was seen getting into an RV at the LaGrange, Georgia Walm
Augusta-filmed movie "The Mule" hitting theaters Friday
(WRDW/WAGT) -- Clint Eastwood, Lawrence Fishburn and Bradley Cooper are all names we wouldn't typically think of when we think about Augusta, but all four are meeting up on the big screen Friday.
Savannah River Brewery hosts toy drive for Toys for Tots
AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - There’s one week left to donate to Toys for Tots, and Savannah River Brewery is joining the last push for donations. This is the second year the brewery has partnered with the organization. Last year, they had boxes overflowing with toys.
Richmond County's Alternative School redesigned amid Rightsizing plans
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - - A few chances have been proposed for schools in Richmond County. It's part of the district's Rightsizing project. NewsChannel 6 took a closer look at plans to redesign the Alternative School.
DOJ’s Southern District of Georgia roots out “alpha” criminals in Augusta, multiple indictments
The Southern District of Georgia for the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, along with other agencies, hand out multiple indictments to cut down on crime in Georgia.
Oil from King Mill leaks into Savannah River
AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Oil from a broken machine at the historic King Mill in Augusta has leaked into the Savannah River, causing a sheen that could be seen all along downtown Augusta.
Augusta's annual HIV/AIDS walk set for Saturday
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - - The City of Augusta comes together to bring awareness to HIV and AIDS. The annual walk, put on by Positively Augusta, takes place Saturday, December 15. It will be held at Lucy C. Laney Stadium, located at 1339 Laney Walker Blvd. from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. All are welcome and t
Warrenville man charged with abandoning puppy in Aiken hotel room
A Warrenville man was charged Thursday in connection with an incident in March, where a puppy was abandoned with no food or water in an Aiken hotel room. Richard John Hickox, 54, of the 200 block of Chalk Bed Road, is charged with animal cruelty/abandonment of an animal, according to jail records.
Operation 30906 indicts more than 2 dozen “alpha” criminals in the Augusta area
RICHMOND COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - A massive round of indictments unsealed in Augusta’s U.S. District Court Tuesday charged over 2 dozen people with federal narcotics and firearm possession crimes.
Lewis Smith keeps Thomson’s history
As he walks around the McDuffie Museum, Lewis Smith gently wipes the cases, caring for the items he has collected over the years. The museum has run for nine years. Since the beginning, Smith has worked as a treasurer for the museum. About six years ago, Smith became the curator of the museum. Befor
Crime blotter for Dec. 13
According to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:. Deputies charged a Beech Island woman with third-degree assault and battery after another woman called police Tuesday claiming she had assaulted her outside a gas station on Jefferson Davis Highway.
Columbia County parents to learn about rezoning plans at meeting
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - Happening Thursday night, Columbia County parents are invited to learn more about the school district's rezoning plans. Columbia County Board of Education met last month to talk rezoning, originally planning to move elementary and high school-aged students.