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Aiken police seek help locating missing dementia patient

Audrey Haford is 5 feet, 3 inches tall, weighs 140 pounds, and has short curly hair and wears glasses. She was last seen wearing brown pants and a short sleeve beige colored shirt.Submitted photo

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-08-19 03:17:00

Child hit by vehicle in North Augusta

NORTH AUGUSTA, SC (WJBF) - - Lt. Tim Thornton with North Augusta Public Safety confirms that a one-year-old girl was hit by a car tonight. It happened on Conifer Court and Bradleyville Road just before 9 o'clock. She was taken to AUMC. Investigators with Aiken County Sheriff's Office and North Aug

WJBF.COM - 2018-08-19 02:49:30

One man dead after overnight car crash in McDuffie County

Officials later identified the victim as 22-year-old Austin Luke Ashley of Warrenton, Georgia. An incident report shows "Ashley lost control of the truck, crossed into the ditch striking a fence and was ejected from the vehicle resulting in his death."

WRDW-TV - 2018-08-18 11:17:00

Crime blotter for Aug. 18

According to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:An Aiken woman reported Friday morning a man came into a Chavous Road residence, where she was and accused her of owing him money for rides. He thenstarted to drag her off the couch she where she was sitting. The woman said she pulle

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-08-18 00:00:00

Pineapple Festival will welcome Aiken community again

The festival will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in the church's Family Life Building. Admission is free. Memorial Baptist is at 3100 Vaucluse Road.

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-08-18 19:10:00

True To Your Sole gives away over 150 pairs of shoes at back-to-school event

The line was out the door and out the parking lot at South Aiken High School on Saturday morning as hundreds of children and parents arrived for True To Your Sole's seventh annual Sneakers and Notebook Extravaganza.In addition to giving away supplies like paper, notebooks and backpacks, True To Your

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-08-18 22:06:00

Lupus group offers back-to-school aid

NEW ELLENTON — Dozens of local students and their families had New Ellenton City Hall as part of their Saturday schedule, to get a back-to-school boost courtesy of Crowing Lupus, an organization dedicated to helping people with the autoimmune disease.

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-08-18 22:29:00

Jefferson County deputy injured in crash while checking on other deputy

Colonel Clark Hiebert said Sgt. James Kitchens was involved in a single-car crash, after he was being sent to go check on another deputy who was not responding to the calls. Witnesses said Kitchens' vehicle was forced off the road, and the vehicle flipped multiple times.

WRDW-TV - 2018-08-18 21:21:00

101-year-old fire victim was previous WJBF Giving Your Best winner

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - Earlier this month, we brought you the tragic story of a 101-year-old Edgefield, SC woman, killed in a house fire. It happened on Fairview Avenue.

WJBF.COM - 2018-08-18 01:45:25

DEVELOPING: Pedestrian hit on Georgia Avenue

Saturday August 18, 2018NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Aiken County dispatchers tell News 12 a pedestrian has been hit on Georgia Avenue.They said North Augusta Public Safety is handling the case -- we've reached out to them for more details but have not heard back yet.We have a crew headed to t

WRDW-TV - 2018-08-18 21:35:00

Letter: 12-year-old weighs in on mall shooting

I have no words to explain the hurt, disappointment and anger I am feeling. I remember when me and my best friend were just 3 or 4 running around the mall, playing hide and seek and hopscotch.The Greenwood Mall is where me and my great-grandma went to see the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus. The mall i

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-08-18 07:00:00

Two former DJJ Correctional Officers arrested, charged for contraband

DECATUR, Ga. (WJBF) - Two former DJJ officers are facing felony charges after smuggling contraband into the YDC.Chiquita Owsley and Ashley Mathis are accused of bringing cell phones into the Augusta Youth Development Campus and taking them past guard lines while on dudty.They both turned themselves


Aiken police need help identifying Dollar General burglary suspect caught on camera

The Aiken Department of Public Safety is asking for the public's help identifying a man caught on surveillance cameras robbing the Dollar General store on Richland Avenue earlier this month.On Aug. 9, the suspect approached the rear of the Dollar General after the store was closed, discovered survei

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-08-17 13:30:00

Suspect on run after shooting at Baymont Hotel in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - Police are searching for a suspect in a shooting at an area hotel, Thursday night.


Man wanted in connection to Baymont Inn and Suites shooting

RICHMOND Co., GA (WJBF) - 32-year-old Mark Lynn Daniels is wanted Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime, and Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon in connection to the Baymont Inn and Suites Hotel shooting.

WJBF.COM - 2018-08-17 13:14:15

Man wanted for taking 3 trucks and nearly $8K in tools and equipment from Herc Rentals

AUGUSTA, GA (WJBF) - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office needs your help to find a suspect.46-year-old Harrison Bourne is accused of taking three trucks and nearly $8,000 in tools and equipment from Herc Rentals.It happened back in January.Investigators say Bourne did not make any payments or retur

WJBF.COM - 2018-08-17 09:47:27

Groundbreaking underway for Ridge Spring Monetta K-12 school

A groundbreaking ceremony for a new school will be underway.This is phase two of the project for Ridge Spring Monetta K-12 school.It all began when a construction company received bids for the project.The original construction budget was approved by the school board on June 12.The event begins at 12


2 Greenwood men face charges following safety checkpoint stop

Two Greenwood men are facing charges after deputies found drugs and a gun in the vehicle they were in, according to a report.At about 1:50 a.m. Friday, Greenwood County deputies stopped a Dodge Charger as part of a safety checkpoint near the intersection of North Main Street and East Cambridge Avenu

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-08-17 18:22:00

Crime blotter for Aug. 17

Buy NowFile PhotoAccording to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:An Aiken man reported Wednesdaysomeone stole the license platefrom his car while it was parked on Ridgecrest Road.Deputies charged a homeless man Wednesday withsecond-degree burglary and possession of a controlled su


Two YDC correctional officers fired, arrested

Thursday, August 16, 2018AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice has fired two Augusta Youth Development Campus correctional officers.Chiquita Owsley and Ashley Mathis have been arrested after officials say they knowingly concealed cellphones and carried them into the