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Thomson community talks youth violence around dinner table

THOMSON, Ga. (WJBF) - - The people of Thomson gathered around the dinner table to talk about what leads to youth violence and ways to prevent it. Educators, parents, community leaders and members met at Thomson High School Saturday to discuss what causes kids to participate in gang violence. Our C

WJBF.COM - 2018-10-22 02:43:55

UPDATE | Man arrested in connection to hit-and-run accident that injured 11-year-old

Monday, October 22, 2018COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Columbia County deputies say they have arrested a man in connection to a hit-and-run Friday afternoon on Blue Ridge Driver.Deputies say Gary Vaughn Prescott Jr has been arrested.More details to follow.Sunday, October 21, 2018(News 12 at 11)

WRDW-TV - 2018-10-22 10:14:00

Thomson teacher killed in NY plane crash

Jennifer Landrum, 45, a special education teacher and instructor of other subjects for the last year, was one of three people on aboard the private, twin engine Piper PA-34 that crashed into the waters about a mile off the shore in the Hamptons shortly after 11 a.m. Search crews first found the pilo


Organizer for Black Senior Voters Pulled Off Georgia Bus Calls Out "Race Power Dynamics"

Earlier this week, dozens of black seniors who boarded a bus to vote early in Jefferson County, Georgia weretold to get off after someone called county officials, as originallyreported by theAtlanta Journal-Constitution. Now, one of the organizers of the get-out-the-vote effort hasgone on CNNto dire

SPLINTER - 2018-10-22 00:10:00

Traffic stop leads to drug bust in Taliaferro County

Taliaferro County Sheriff Marc Richard says the motor home was coming from California, on it's way to Charleston. While on I-20 eastbound, the motor home began to drift into the emergency lane.

WRDW-TV - 2018-10-20 15:33:00

Richmond County deputies searching for missing woman with dementia

Deputies say 66-year-old Ann Garrett Taylor walked away from her home on Gibson Drive Friday night. Taylor was last seen wearing a blue hospital shirt, multicolored pants, and turquoise slippers.

WRDW-TV - 2018-10-22 09:22:00

Grovetown Mayor makes one sex offenders one less worry on Halloween

GROVETOWN (WFXG) - If you live in Grovetown and plan to take your kids trick or treating Mayor Gary Jones is making moves to lift concerns about sex offenders. Mayor Jones made a post on Facebook Monday morning saying:β€œIn order to ensure the safety of our children, all sex offenders in the City of G

WFXG.COM - 2018-10-22 11:03:00

WJBF Scholar Athlete: Thomson's Rainah Khan

"[I'm most proud] of her personality," Khan's mother, Rochelle Khan, said. "Not only is she a good student and good athlete, but she's a good person. She has a good heart, and she wants the whole team to succeed."


Coroner IDs 25-year-old West Columbia woman as victim in fatal shooting near Farrow Road

The Richland County Coroner has identified the female victim who died following a shooting Saturday morning. Twenty-five-year-old Jerri Lynn Sigmon of West Columbia died from a gunshot wound to the head. She was transported from the scene to Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital where she died

WACH.COM - 2018-10-21 11:16:14

Man wanted for multiple armed robberies

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office needs your help locating a man suspected of multiple armed robberies. The man is described as black, 5' 7" to 5' 10" and weighing between 150 and 170 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. The robberies took place at several convenience stores in the past f

WJBF.COM - 2018-10-21 02:50:51

Local Group to Help VA Hospital with Homeless Veterans

The group is a local non-profit and promotes empowerment, spiritual well-being, celebration of life, infinite love and acceptance regardless of sexual preference, religious preference, or social economic class.

WJBF.COM - 2018-10-21 10:44:41

Football Friday Night: Week 10

Aquinas 28,Greene County 36Butler 34,Screven County 35Josey 8,Harlem 42Glenn Hills 20, Westside 18Thomson 41, Cross Creek 21Evans 20, Greenbrier 16


SC officer pulls over mayor during first day on duty

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Typically one's first day on the job is memorable but one first-timer with the Myrtle Beach Police Department had a first day she will never forget. PTL Amanda Johnston stopped a driver for an expired tag and it turned out to be none other than Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bet


Two suspicious deaths, one suspect

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT)-- Investigators believe two suspicious deaths on Thursday link back to one suspect. Antonio Armour was arrested on murder charges and felony theft by taking-- in one case involving a body found at Red Roof Inn, and another case where a body was found at a home in south Augus


Winning $150,000 Powerball ticket sold in Aiken

A winning lottery ticket sold at an Aiken grocery store has made someone $150,000 richer.The S.C. Education Lottery did not name the winner in a news release, but the winning Powerball ticket was purchased at the Publix Super Market on Eastgate Drive, according to the release. The numbers for the ti

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-10-20 22:00:00

RCSO searching for armed robber

Saturday, October 20, 2018(News 12 at 11)AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT)-- Richmond County deputies are looking for the suspect in a string of convenient store robberies. He's considered armed and dangerous.Convenient store robberies over the last few days are believed to be work of one man. Deputies say h

WRDW-TV - 2018-10-21 00:07:00

At least 2 people still hospitalized after school bus crash

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol the school bus, carrying 35 people, ran off the road, hit a utility fence and pole and then crashed into the ditch. 29 people, 5 chaperons and the bus driver were on board.

WSPA.COM - 2018-10-21 01:15:28

Body found in woods on Deans Bridge Road identified

Body Found in/near water graphicAUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - The Richmond County Coroners office is investigating a body that was found in South Augusta on October 15th.Coroner Mark Bowen tells NewsChannel 6 the body was found in the woods near the Wal-Mart on Deans Bridge Road.The body has been identified


UPDATE | Coroner identifies driver of fatal accident on Gordon Highway

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The victim killed in an early morning crash on Gordon Highway died from blunt force trauma, the coroner says.


Friends Mourn Teacher Lost In Hamptons Plane Crash

SOUTHAMPTON, NY β€” Almostone week after a tragic plane crash off Quogue,those who loved Dr. Jennifer Landrum β€” who was onboard the flight along with Richard P. Terbrusch and pilot Munidat "Raj" Persaud β€” are mourning her loss.