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Columbia Co. detention center employee accused of sex with inmate

Columbia Co., Ga. (WJBF) - A Columbia County detention center employee is fired. The Sheriff's Office says Stacy Mansion was a kitchen employee and had a sexual relationship with an inmate.


Three men wanted for questioning in Broad Street shooting

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for three men who may have been involved in or witnessed an aggravated assault that happened over the weekend.


Preparing to jump start Master’s Week in Columbia County

AUGUSTA, GA. (WFXG) - At 10,000 square feet, it’s Guinness certified as the world’s biggest bounce house and it’s coming right here to Evans Towne Center Park right before the Masters.


I-TEAM INVESTIGATES: Who's picking you up in an emergency?

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Gold Cross and the Augusta Fire Department are working together to provide service to the county after battling each other over the ambulance zone, but a potential new law could create chaos once again.


Sheriff: Georgia firefighter stole from burning home

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Deputies in Coweta County have arrested a firefighter after they say he went into a burning house to steal from the homeowner. According to the Coweta County deputy's report, fire crews were called to a home on Cannon Road in Sharpsburg, Georgia the night of Jan.


Fatz Cafe in Evans closes

The Fatz Cafe restaurant in Evans has closed after 15 years in operation. "Sorry y'all, this location has closed," a sign posted on the door as of Tuesday said. "We've enjoyed providing southern hospitality to our community over the years."


15U BCJCVB comes in 2nd in Gold Bracket

This past weekend, the 15U Branchville-Colleton Juniors Club Volleyball team played in the Winter Heat tournament in Evans, Georgia. Their morning started bright and early, playing their first pool game at 8:30. The 15U BCJVB went undefeated all morning. They won their pool games, with scores of gam


THC Found in Valentine's Day Food That Caused 28 Georgia Students to Be Hospitalized

Investigators have detected THC in food samples taken from Sandtown Middle School in Atlanta, after more than two dozen students were hospitalized on Valentine’s Day because food they ate left them feeling ill.


Lawmaker seek tax break for Georgia songwriters

ATLANTA — Georgia lawmakers are pitching a tax break for songwriters, in an effort to jump start the state’s music industry. Some officials think it’s a natural fit with the state’s thriving moviemaking industry.


Women suing Walmart saying they were wrongfully arrested for shoplifting

AUGUSTA, GA (WJBF) - Two Augusta women say they were arrested in front of their small children, thrown into jail and fined all because of an accident. In March of 2016, sisters Sameisha Walters and Chantel Lawrence went to the Walmart on Wrightsboro Rd in Augusta with their toddlers. The women descr


Shoplifing suspects wanted in Columbia County

Two shoplifting suspects are being sought by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office after stealing two Vizio televisions Feb. 18 from the Walmart on Bobby Jones Expressway. Anyone with information can contact Investigator Craig Murphy at (706) 541-8441.


Georgia food stamp recipients will get March benefits in two parts

The 1.6 million Georgia residents who receive food stamps will get their benefits in two parts next month. Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services announced the change to the normal timing of food stamp distribution as a way to make sure recipients won’t have to wait too long between gett


Possibly malnourished horses found loose off Old Waynesboro Road

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A group of 7 horses and one donkey were found skinny and alone off an Augusta roadway. A News 12 viewer called early Thursday morning telling us she had been trying to gather the animals to get them somewhere safe since 9:00 p.m. Wednesday.


Report: North Augusta drive-by shooting had an estimated "100 rounds" shot between two cars

NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga (WRDW/WAGT) -- An estimated 100 rounds were shot between two cars in a drive-by shooting Tuesday night, according to the North Augusta Department of Public Safety.


Bond denied second man accused in Richmond County deputy's death

Days after a jury acquitted a man of murder in the death of an off-duty sheriff's deputy , a second young man facing the same charges was denied bond. Donnelle Osborne, 20, has been held without bond since the June 15, 2017, fatal shooting of Richmond County Sheriff Deputy Gregory Cooke. He was arre


Tax commissioner Kendrick elected economic development chairman

Richmond County Tax Commissioner Steven Kendrick has been named chairman of the Augusta Economic Development Authority. Kendrick, a member of the industrial recruiting agency's board since 2015, was elected by majority vote during its Thursday meeting. Kendrick will succeed Henry Ingram, who has ser


Georgia woman, 79, reportedly shoots at suspected home intruder: 'I got something for you'

A 79-year-old homeowner in Georgia reportedly fired off two shots during an attempted home invasion earlier this month. The actions taken by the unidentified woman to ward off the intruder before responders could arrive at her residence on Feb. 12 were captured on her 911 call, ABC News reported Wed


Distracted Georgia Teen Driver Faces 9 Charges After Fatally Hitting 2 Women and a Newborn

A Georgia teen accused of fatally hitting three people, including an infant, as they crossed a street, will go to trial after a judge ruled against several defense motions. Zoe Reardon, 18, has been charged with nine misdemeanors, including second-degree vehicular homicide and distracted driving, fo


School bus safety law goes into effect in Georgia

A new law regarding school bus safety in Georgia went into effect recently, after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 25. Reversing a law change made last year, the new law requires drivers to stop for a school bus when no physical barrier, including a dirt median, a concrete median or some o


JUST IN: New flood watch issued for parts of north Georgia

ATLANTA - If you're ready for an end to this rain -- you're going to have to wait a few more days. Light showers will continue throughout the day and more waves of rain will move through this evening and into tomorrow, with a focus over the north Georgia mountains.