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Banjo B Que moving to Lake Olmstead Stadium
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - Augusta leaders making a special announcement at Lake Olmstead Stadium. It has sat lifeless for months since the Greenjackets moved to their new stadium in North Augusta.
Man recalls Pearl Harbor attack as a little boy
Evans, Ga (WJBF) - Bob Tyson is 81 years old and he can take you back to 1941 like it was yesterday. "It makes a powerful impression on the mind of a child," Tyson says. " Something like that happening especially if it's on your dad's birthday."
What will happen to my student loans now Virginia College closed?
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - With 70 Virginia College campus, including one in Augusta, shut down, it's the largest closure since two other for-profit colleges collapsed. Now local students are facing similar questions as Corinthian College and ITT Tech students what will happen to my student loans and wha
Alumnus receives South Carolina’s highest civilian honor
Tom Poland, a 1975 alumnus of the College of Education and author of several books on South Carolina, recently received the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian award.
"Out There...Somewhere": Not so secret Santa goes shopping
The Community Ministry Thrift Store in North Augusta. Quality and affordability. That's the perfect shopping spot for the Channel 6 gang. Mary Morrison was a majorette in high school and loves animals. Pom pom pets! Wrap it up.
Richmond Co. Board of Elections certify Dec. 4 runoff results
AUGUSTA, GA. (WFXG) - Richmond County Board of Elections members certified ballots from last week’s runoff. Thirty-two provisional ballots were cast during the December 4th election, of those, 18 were verified and counted towards the final number.
This season's Abbeville team did something no past team did
As most know by now, Abbeville captured its fourth straight state football championship this past Friday night in Columbia. What was supposed to be a “clash of the titans” — with a Barnwell team that finally made it to the state championship after Upper State failures the past two years — turned int
Insurance agent jailed over huge Irish Traveler insurance scam
An insurance agent has been given a five-year prison sentence for his part in a massive fraud scheme that ran for years. Douglas Wade Williamson, 55, of North Augusta, SC has been sentenced 60 months in federal prison for conspiring to commit wire and mail fraud, The State reported.
Investigators searching for 2 suspects in Aiken County
GRANITEVILLE, SC (WFXG) - The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 2 suspects in Graniteville, near Byrd Elementary School. Capt. Eric Abdullah with the Sheriff’s Office tells FOX 54 that they are searching for 2 white men in the area, but no further information is available.
Road crews prep for winter weather
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - As we get closer to the first day of winter, the weather that comes with the season is settling in the River Region. The Georgia Department of Transportation took precautions to make sure you're safe on the roads.
Aiken City Council meets Monday; de-annexation of Generations Park on agenda
The Aiken City Council is scheduled to meet today and will consider, among other things, de-annexing parts of Columbia Highway North and Generations Park. The state transportation department objects to the previously made annexations and has made the city aware, according to City Council briefing do
'He left this world as a free man': After 30 years in prison, Edward Elmore dies at 59
After three decades behind bars, Edward Lee Elmore was granted six years of freedom before his death. He spent 11,000 days in jail for a murder he and his attorneys maintained across decades he did not commit.
The Medical Minute 12/8/18 - What Type Of Glaucoma Causes Dandruff In Your Eyes?
In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses a new potential new treatment for a particularly severe form of glaucoma. handful of molecules scientists have found that regulate gene ex
UPDATE: Textron Specialized Vehicles planning to layoff 400, close one manufacturing facility
AUGUSTA, Ga (WRDW/WAGT) -- Textron, the owner of EZ-GO, says it plans to layoff 400 workers in its Textron Specialized Vehicles division. The company has not said where those job cuts will be, but they two have two of those plants here in Augusta. The layoffs are expected to happen fast, by the end
Graniteville tissue donation recipient to ride in Rose Parade
Graniteville resident and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Bill Bourbeau is headed to Pasadena, California, for the New Year to honor tissue donors and recipients in the 2019 Rose Parade.
Crews respond to fire at Columbia County tanning salon
AUGUSTA, GA. (WFXG) - People inside businesses at Marketplace West were evacuated after a fire broke out in a room at a tanning salon. Fire and law enforcement crews responded to Endless Summer Tanning Salon on Columbia Road in the Marketplace West shopping center around 4:20 p.m. Friday.
City leaders hold ribbon cutting ceremony at Georgia Cyber Center parking deck
AUGUSTA, GA. (WFXG) - The city of Augusta celebrated the completion and opening of two new features on the Georgia Cyber Center’s campus with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Leaders said Friday was all about partnerships, unsung heroes who got these projects off the ground and turning points.
Community Harvest Celebration helps spread positivity among the community
AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The holidays have a way of bringing the community together. In Augusta, the Deep in the Heart Foundation is working to spread positivity throughout the year, and on Saturday, Dec. 8, they partnered with Jesus is the Way of Life Ministries International for a community dinner to
Augusta Biker Coalition donates toys to the Salvation Army
AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The Augusta Bikers Coalition donated toys to the Salvation Army on Saturday, Dec. 8, which will give over 635 kids in the CSRA a normal Christmas morning. This is all part of the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. Some people take Angels off the trees, but never get the Angels
Hazardous weather expected to arrive in Augusta area Saturday
The National Weather Service expects cold weather to begin in the Augusta area Saturday and continue through Wednesday. According to the forecast, a strong storm system will be arriving across the Southeast starting this weekend. In the Augusta area, Friday will be sunny with light winds and a high