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Dairy Queen to give away first day of Spring treats

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - From the words of late musical artist Howard Johnson, “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream”!. On Wednesday Mar 20, Dairy Queen locations across the nation will give everyone a chance to enjoy a free ice cream cone in celebration of the first day of Spring. Customer


Walmart is discontinuing the Savings Catcher

AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- Sorry, Walmart shoppers, but the department store behemoth is discontinuing one of its most popular features. The Savings Catcher is being discontinued nationwide.


Arrested daycare employee in alleged abuse case could see more charges soon

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- More parents are filing reports after seeing a video of Wendi Nelson allegedly abusing their kids. Wendi Nelson is already charged with 5 counts of unlawful conduct toward a child.


Georgia police ask for help identifying man hit, killed by vehicle

JONESBORO, Georgia. - Authorities in Georgia are asking for help identifying the body of a man who was hit and killed by a vehicle. The Clayton County Police Department said the body of a man was found on March 4. He was in a horrible accident.


Accident on I-20 Eastbound in Columbia County causing traffic detour

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) - Columbia County deputies responded to the scene of a serious accident. It happened around 9 a.m. Monday morning on I-20 east bound near the weigh station.


The Way We Were: 'Flower Lady' let Augusta know spring was here

Forget the calendar. Augustans used to know that spring had arrived because Agnes Anderson would open her Walton Way flower stand. Agnes, usually referred to formally as Mrs. Rufus Anderson and informally as "Augusta's Flower Lady," started selling blooms near the old Bon Air Hotel in the 1920s. She


Parents of 4-year-old boy who shot and killed himself appear in court

AUGUSTA (WFXG) - Two Richmond County parents appear in court for murder after their 4-year-old son fatally shot himself last July. Justin Foss, Sr. and Shelby Foss are scheduled to be in court at 9 a.m. Monday. According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office last July, their son, Justin Foss, Jr.,


Hahn Avenue shooting leaves man injured, suspect still at large

A shooting that occurred on Hahn Avenue over the weekend left one man injured, and authorities are trying to locate the suspect or suspects responsible. On Saturday, officers responded to the area of Hahn Avenue and Schroder Avenue around 11 p.m. for reports of shots fired. Officers questioned two w


Arrest made in fatal Augusta shooting

One man is dead after a shooting on Saturday morning in Augusta. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office responded to a reported shooting at 9:59 a.m. on the 800 block of Metcalf Street.


North Augusta City Council votes on monument, overlay districts

North Augusta City Council made progress on two hot topics Monday evening: the Meriwether monument and the city’s Overlay Districts. City Council passed a resolution 6-0 that would provide "findings about the Hamburg incident of 1876" and create a committee to evaluate options for an additional disp


Commission willing to butt heads to protect pool

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - Augusta leaders say their position on the lock and dam remains the same. Commissioners are on record opposing the Corps of Engineers plan to get rid of the lock and dam, and replace it with a rock wier.


One dead, one charged after shooting in Augusta

AUGUSTA (WFXG) - The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting that killed a man in the Harrisburg community, Saturday morning. Deputies received a call around 10 a.m. of 34-year-old Richard Splitchal being shot on Metcalf St.


$100,000 Powerball ticket sold in Blythe

BLYTHE, GA (WFXG) - One lottery player in Blythe is $100,000 richer. At least, they will be once they come forward. The winning ticket was sold at the A.M. P.M. Travel Center at 4706 Deans Bridge Rd. on Mar. 16. As of the time of this article, no one has claimed the winning ticket.


Downtown shooting suspect denied bond Monday

Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree said he doesn’t think people should be afraid of going downtown after a second shooting there in a month. “Just because one bad thing happened, doesn’t make that area unsafe,” Roundtree said.


theClubhou.se Launches their Second Startup Life Program

Startup Life, a program offered by theClubhou.se, funded by the Kauffman Foundation, is excited to introduce the next participants in this annual endeavor. This cohort will be introduced at the Beer & Bytes event on Wednesday, March 13. The event, open to the public is from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the


Apparo Academy set to open in August 2019

AUGUSTA, GA. -- - Apparo means "to make ready". That's the goal of the nonprofit, faith based, accredited preschool that will open in august 2019. The Apparo Academy will help families and their children develop skills such as walking, eating, speaking, and dressing. All simple tasks, but challengin


Mayor's vehicle issues getting personal?

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - The vote has been taken. Commissioners approve a Chevy Tahoe for the mayor's office. "It's still an issue, I don't know why we're going through all of this about the decal. He's adamant about not putting a decal on it but that's what the rules say," says Commissioner Marion Wil


Four men injured, one man in custody after Broad Street shooting

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Officials say just after midnight on Sunday, Richmond County deputies responded to the 900 block of Broad Street in reference to shots fired. After investigators started looking into the situation, they say they learned the suspect, Montreze Roundtree, 24, shot at a group


Script created to tell history of 'Moving Photographs'

The photographs of a bygone era captured Melanie O’Meara’s imagination years ago. “Some of these photographs have haunted me,” said O’Meara, an assistant professor in Augusta University’s communications department, who along with a group of students, has created a dramatic production based on them.


Another Theft at Dalzell Design and Landscaping

Dalzell Design and Landscaping on Sweetwater Road in the North Augusta area of Edgefield County reported another theft to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, March 9. According to the ECSO report, suspects are believed to have entered the fenced in area from a corner of the business. The thieves