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Man arrested in deadly Thomson shooting

THOMSON, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A man has been arrested in connection to a shooting death in Thomson. Paul Jones, Jr., 27, was arrested Thursday for the death of Norris McCord, Jr. Jones turned himself in at the Department of Community Supervision Office, in Thomson, and is being held in the McDuffie Co


I-TEAM INVESTIGATES: In wake of Melquan Robinson's death, utility testing company says some light poles around city pose serious dangers

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Our I-Team is revealing more shock hazards around the city of Augusta after the death of 12-year-old Melquan Robinson. Robinson was electrocuted by a city park fence last fall.


Carl Axon takes a breath after years of service in grocery

When Carl Axon started his 51 year career in food retail, he said he’d done it on the advice of his mother. “Momma said get in where it’s warm and cool,” he said. His first job was at Thomson Company. His second job was at the box factory. After that, he worked in Kingsley Mill, then as a welder for


Pistol-packing Georgia grandmother fires shots at burglar trying to break into her home

JACKSON COUNTY, Ga. (CNN NEWSOURCE) - A great-grandmother in Georgia used a pistol to scare a burglar trying to break into her home. The grandmother had a few choice words for the burglar before firing off some shots.


School superintendent and judge discuss parent accountability

The McDuffie County School System needs mentors to help reach kids who are facing discipline problems and to reach children before they begin a downward spiral. Mychele Rhodes made that desire known during conversation about the state education statues or codes that permit the local board of educati


GBI looking for Thomson homicide suspect

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, along with the Thomson Police Department and the McDuffie County Sheriff's Office, are looking for a suspect wanted in a fatal Tuesday shooting in Thomson.


Bahamian track athlete found dead in Georgia

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On Thursday, Dekalb County Police identified a man shot to death Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of an office park in Stone Mountain, Georgia as former Bahamian track and field standout Douglas Lynes-Bell.


Police search for suspect in killing of Thomson man

On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at about 5:30 p.m., the Thomson Police Department requested the assistance of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in its investigation of a homicide which occurred on Boulevard Drive in Thomson, Georgia.


Columbia County detention center cook arrested for sexual assault with inmate

Columbia County, Georgia (WFXG) - A cook at the Columbia County Detention Center is charged with sexual assault against an inmate. That’s according to the county sheriff’s office.


Three Augusta area 'underperforming' Bi-Lo stores are closing

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Three "underperforming" Bi-Lo stores in the Augusta area will be closing their doors by the end of March. That's the word from Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of Bi-Lo, who says these three stores have been targeted for closure by March 25:


Breaking News: One Dead, One Injured After Shooting in Martinez

Evans, Ga (WJBF) - News Channel 6 has learned that one person is dead and other injured after a shooting in Columbia County. The shooting was between brothers. The one that died shot himself after shooting his brother who's in the hospital.


GBI dismantles Cuban drug trafficking operation in four Georgia counties

On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Southeastern Regional Drug Enforcement Office executed four simultaneous search warrants in Jenkins and Burke Counties relating to an ongoing drug investigation. The search warrants were the culmination of a two year long investiga


Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.


UPDATE: Two brothers involved in deadly Martinez shooting

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- News 12 is told at least one person is dead after a domestic shooting in Martinez, according to the Columbia County Coroner's Office. The shooting happened around 7:08 a.m. Friday at a home on the 100 block of Holiday Drive.


'Disturbing' N. Augusta drive-by shooting featured gun stolen from Aiken DPS officer

NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga (WRDW/WAGT) -- Cash, drugs, and a stolen gun were found at the North Augusta drive-by on Pershing Drive. But now we're learning more about the stolen gun, which was taken from an Aiken Public Safety officer's unlocked car in September.


Here's What A Cool Million Buys In Georgia This Week

GEORGIA — Burrr. The chill of winter is in the air, even for Atlanta. But fret not, Patch has compiled a list of cozy Georgia homes on the market where you can cuddle by the fireplace.


Arrest made in Boulevard Drive murder in Thomson

MCDUFFIE COUNTY, GA (WJBF) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested a murder suspect in McDuffie County. 27-year-old Paul Jones has been arrested in connection with the murder of 35-year-old Norris McCord Jr.


Deputies investigating shooting at Martinez home

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Deputies are responding to a shooting incident in Martinez. It happened around 7:08 a.m. Friday at a home on the 100 block of Holiday Drive. We're hearing multiple people may be injured.


Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard Learns Sex of Upcoming Baby in 'Ellen Show' Surprise

Florida Georgia Line member Tyler Hubbard and his wife, Hayley, recently announced that they are expecting their second child, and on Thursday, Ellen DeGeneres helped the couple find out whether they'll be welcoming a boy or a girl.


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.