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Improvements coming to busy Grovetown intersection

GROVETOWN, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - It's one of the busiest intersections in the county, William Few Parkway at Chamblin Road. Even in the middle of the day, there's a lot of stop and go traffic out there, but pretty soon you'll see a noticeable change that will hopefully make traffic flow much smoother. "

WRDW-TV - 2017-09-19 03:36:00

A Ga. traffic stop leads to a $3.2M meth bust

DAHLONEGA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a traffic stop in Georgia has disrupted a methamphetamine trafficking ring and prompted the seizure of more than $3 million of meth. Local news outlets report the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office said in a statement that officers confiscated 30 kilog

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-18 14:30:23

4 arrests made in Burke County drug bust

(L to R: Billie Jo Tompkins, Rosemary Lynn Gispert, William Alan James, Billy Gregory Watts) BURKE COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) - Four people are behind bars after a month long drug investigation in Burke County. The Burke County Narcotics Division executed a search warrant on a home on Friday, assisted by

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-18 18:34:01

UPDATE | Augusta man gets life; possibility of parole in murder of 2-year-old

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- An Augusta man has pleaded guilty to the murder of a two-year-old back in March 2016. According to the District Attorney's Office, Alex Murray was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole in the beating death of Jada Mills. According to the arrest warran

WRDW-TV - 2017-09-19 00:22:00

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

Ex-boxer David Bey killed in construction accident

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A former heavyweight boxing champ who was defeated by Larry Holmes died in a construction accident on Thursday. David Bey, 60, of Philadelphia, was struck by a piece of metal and killed while working on a mixed-use real estate development project in Camden, according to the Occup

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-19 17:22:19

Kroger begins No Hunger No Waste initiative

Kroger and Kroger Marketplace announced an initiative in every location on the map. This is based off of food sustainability internationally, nationally, and locally. Two thousand eight hundred stores in the national division, one hundred eighty six stores in the regional division, and seven stores

WFXG.COM - 2017-09-19 23:03:37

Investigators looking into shooting death of man at Augusta park

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Investigators are looking into a shooting death of a man at a city park over the weekend. According to the Richmond County Coroner's Office, Malcolm Quarterman, 22, was shot at least once around 6:49 p.m. Sunday at Big Oak Park on Boy Scout Road. Q

WRDW-TV - 2017-09-19 19:44:00

Crews respond to house fire on Milledgeville Road in Augusta

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Fire crews were called out to a house fire on Milledgeville Road early Tuesday morning. Dispatchers say the call came in around 2:53 am. Crews are still on scene. No word on what caused the fire or if anyone was in the home at the time. We have a c

WRDW-TV - 2017-09-19 11:28:00

UPDATE | Family of missing twins meets with sheriff

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- It's been nearly three decades since Jeannette and Dannette Millbrook went missing, the family believes some progress is finally being made in the case. When the twin girls went missing no one was talking about the case. They disappeared in 1990 an

WRDW-TV - 2017-09-19 15:12:00

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

Augusta bars could be closed on New Years

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - At Tuesday's Augusta Commission meeting, commissioners will look at whether bars can be open on New Years Eve. This year the holiday falls on a Sunday and usually bars aren't allowed to be open on that day of the week. The public services committee has recommended allowing them

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-19 13:56:48

TSA discovers loaded firearm at Augusta Regional Airport checkpoint

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - A loaded firearm was found by TSA agents at an Augusta Regional Airport checkpoint, Tuesday morning. The firearm was a North American Arms .22 caliber revolver. It was discovered in a passenger's carry-on bag at 10 a.m. The Richmond County Marshal's Office was called to take po

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-19 19:31:52

North Augusta City council approves new rescue agreement

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.c. (WJBF)- North Augusta City council leaders voted to approve a new ordinance that would allow local rescue groups to rescue animals in need of adoption. The agreement is a partnership between the Aiken County animal Shelter and local rescue groups in North Augusta. The city has a

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-19 14:15:56

JENNIE: New church to meet on Saturday nights beginning Sept. 23rd

AUGUSTA- A new church in the Augusta community is doing something a little different, offering an S.O.S. (Sleep On Sunday) service on Saturday nights from 6:00 - 7:15 at the Kroc Center on Broad Street..Yannik McKie and Christina Jenkins from the new church, Chosen. Lead Pastor Yannik McKie says the

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-19 17:00:57

Sessions: Sanctuary cities undermine law's moral authority

A group protests U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, as he arrives in Portland, Ore., to discuss sanctuary city policies with city and regional law enforcement officials. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tues

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-20 00:32:23

Finding A Solution to Augusta's Vacant Lots

Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- You can find abandoned properties all over the city; and it's not just burned down dilapidated homes, it's city lots too. Now, commissioners have to deal with storm damage on top of that, and they're looking for ways to fix this huge problem. "We ha

WRDW-TV - 2017-09-19 02:35:00

Local coalition rallies clean DACA legislation

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - The possible changes to federal immigration legislation brought together a CSRA coalition to raise their voices from Augusta all the way to Congress. The group wants Congress to pass clean legislation to reinstate the DACA program. That program allows children brought into the

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-19 22:25:50

Commission tackles a pair of alcohol issues

Augusta Georgia Seal AUGUSTA,Ga (WJBF) Augusta leaders taking on two issues when it comes to selling alcohol. Commissioners rejecting a new liquor license for Bush's package store located on Martin Luther King Boulevard. City leaders heard complaints from neighbors.saying there's been problems wit

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-19 22:23:23

No cuts for Project Access or other outside agencies

Augusta, Georgia Seal graphic AUGUSTA,Ga Augusta has been funding Project Access for 16 years and for some commissioners the city has paid too much for too long. "If we continue to give money away their amount is outrageous," said Commissioner Dennis Williams. Project Access allocation is two hund

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-19 22:11:34