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Columbia County talks traffic changes once Plaza at Evans Towne Center Park is completed

EVANS, Ga.(WJBF)- Construction workers are hard at work getting the plaza underway. Once it's complete, there's a chance you could see some more traffic. Columbia County says it has a plan for that. When it comes to congestion on Columbia County roads, there seems to be mixed reviews. "I think it mo

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-19 21:30:34

One in custody and four fled the scene during a home invasion in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - There was a home invasion on the 3800 Block of Creighton Place in Augusta, Ga early Thursday morning. According to Richmond County dispatchers, the call came in at 12:18 a.m. and started with a home invasion. Four suspects then fled the scene and one was taken into custody. Dis

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-21 09:31:21

Stabbing on Hale St. in Augusta

Stabbing in Richmond County (Image 1) AUGUSTA, GA. (WJBF) - Richmond County deputies are currently on the scene of a stabbing on Hale Street in Augusta, Ga. According to dispatch, officers were called to the scene sometime after 7 a.m. Thursday morning. The case is ongoing and we have no work on t

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-20 12:49:33

A new grocery store opens in North Augusta

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WJBF) - Thursday, Sept. 21 marks the opening of a new grocery store in Aiken County. The German grocery store Lidl will open its store on Martintown Road in North Augusta, for the very first time. Previously, Lidl opened in Augusta which was its first store in Georgia and now ac

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-21 12:25:47

At least 44 dead after 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico

(ABC NEWS) - At least 44 people are dead after a 7.1 magnitude hit central Mexico Tuesday afternoon on the 32nd anniversary of the biggest earthquake to ever strike the country's capital. According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake struck at about 2:14 p.m. ET near the town of R

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-19 21:06:51

New online grocery delivery service launches in the CSRA

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF)- A new online grocery delivery service is making it easier for customers to shop for groceries without leaving home. Instacart has announced it will be expanding into the CSRA on Thursday servicing homes in Aiken, North Augusta, Martinez and Evans. The company has partnered with

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-21 12:11:12

Zaxby's hosting fundraiser for Irma relief efforts

ATHENS, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- To support relief efforts for Irma victims, 16 Zaxby's in the Augusta area will be hosting a fundraising event Thursday, September 21, 2017. The company says 10 percent of sales from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. from Thursday will be donated to the American Red Cross. They say partici

WRDW-TV - 2017-09-21 11:45:00

Golden Apple: Michael Foster

Michael Foster is making the past come alive at Evans High School. "We're working on the significant events and subjects of the American Revolution," Foster says. "I had my kids doing research. Then they have to present on the posters things like Lexington and Concord, The Declaration of Independenc

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-20 19:56:03

Manhunt underway for suspect in N. Augusta

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is assisting Richmond County Sheriff's Office with a manhunt on Jefferson Davis Highway in North Augusta. According to Capt. Eric Abdullah with ACSO, Richmond County deputies were pursuing a suspect who exited their vehicle near MAE Video and Novelties on Jefferson

WFXG.COM - 2017-09-20 19:51:28

UPDATE | Second loaded firearm found at Augusta Regional in 24 hours

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- TSA agents uncovered a second loaded firearm just before 5 a.m. Wednesday in the checkpoint. According to TSA, what was strange about the weapon found Wednesday morning was that it was the exact make and model of the one found Tuesday morning, a

WRDW-TV - 2017-09-20 20:15:00

Changes to make Grovetown exit traffic smoother

GROVETOWN, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- You don't need to live off the exit to see the problem. "There's so much traffic up here, I mean I wouldn't even ride a bike on this road." Before you hit Lewiston Road, depending on the time you'll likely hit a line of traffic flowing past the off-ramp at exit 190. Dr

WRDW-TV - 2017-09-21 03:15:00

911 called when Halloween decor goes wrong

GREENEVILLE, TN (WJHL) - First responders rushed into what they thought was a heinous crime scene after dispatchers received a chilling 911 call Wednesday morning, but it turned out to be a Halloween joke. News Channel 11 obtained a copy of that 911 call from the Greene County Sheriff's Office. The

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-21 16:38:24

Girl, 4, shoots self while grabbing candy in grandma's purse in FL

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A 4-year-old Florida girl has died after accidentally pulling the trigger of a gun when she reached into her grandmother's purse for candy. Yanelly "Nelly" Zoller died Sept. 14 at the Tampa home of her grandparents, Michael and Christie Zoller. Her 22-year-old father Shane Zoller

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-21 16:01:17

Finding ways to help victims of Mexico earthquake and Hurricane Maria

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Victor Montes watched closely as Hurricane Maria made landfall on his home country, Puerto Rico. Victor wasn't the only person in the Augusta area watching powerful images of their homes being devastated by natural disasters. Many in our area have

WRDW-TV - 2017-09-21 15:15:00

Man suspected in Twin Peaks fire indicted

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - The suspect in a fire at Twin Peaks restaurant over the summer is facing 20 counts of aggravated assault. Police say Roland Croyle, who was a former Twin Peaks employee, drove his SUV into the building, then ignited kerosene cans back in June. Fortunately nobody was hurt. This

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-21 14:56:56

Aiken County police locate suspect wanted in Georgia

Investigators with the Aiken County Sheriff's Office have located the suspect who is wanted on charges with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office in Georgia. Mark Harmon, 35, of North Augusta, was located Thursday morning at 1 a.m. at the Circle K on Bettis Academy Road near I-20 in Graniteville, acc

AIKEN STANDARD - 2017-09-21 13:49:00

Traffic accident on I-20 at Bobby Jones

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - Crews are currently responding to an accident on I-20 at Bobby Jones Traffic is at a crawl as ambulances and law enforcement respond to the scene. No word yet on any injuries. County on NewsChannel 6 for the latest details as they're available. AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - Crews are c

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-21 13:43:40

S.C. law enforcement investigates the cause of the Barnwell Co. airport fire

SOUTH CAROLINA (WJBF) - The South Carolina state law enforcement is investigating the cause of a fire at the Barnwell County Airport. The fire broke out Tuesday afternoon in the north hangar of the airport. The Fire Chief in Barnwell County says five planes were damaged, and will likely be considere

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-21 11:51:03

A $700 billion Defense Bill to include funding for the SRS Mox Facility for another year

(WJBF) - The $700 billion Defense Bill that recently passed in the Senate includes funding to keep the SRS Mox Facility afloat through 2018. MOX stands for Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility. Its aim is to convert weapons-grade plutonium into fuel for commercial nuclear reactors. The project is b

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-21 10:59:50

The body of a missing S.C. boater found in Lake Hartwell

SOUTH CAROLINA (WJBF) - The body of a missing boater in South Carolina who had been missing since July has been found. According to the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, the body found in Lake Hartwell has been identified as Kip Burrell. He and his wife were thrown from their boat during a storm. An

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-21 10:43:24