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  • Richmond Co. Commissioner plans to put Calhoun name debate on agenda soon

    Richmond Co. Commissioner plans to put Calhoun name debate on agenda soon

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:59 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:59:58 GMT

    The John C Calhoun name change has been a topic of conversation in the Richmond County Commission for the past year. District 1 Commissioner Bill Fennoy put it on the agenda several times but each time it was denied by the full commission.  "It isn't going to be no better whoever it changes because the damage is already done just like I said, It isn't going to be no better," says Jinnie Turner.  The John C. Calhoun Expressway. For the past year, it's be...

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    The John C Calhoun name change has been a topic of conversation in the Richmond County Commission for the past year. District 1 Commissioner Bill Fennoy put it on the agenda several times but each time it was denied by the full commission.  "It isn't going to be no better whoever it changes because the damage is already done just like I said, It isn't going to be no better," says Jinnie Turner.  The John C. Calhoun Expressway. For the past year, it's be...

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  • Grovetown water bill set to rise again in July

    Grovetown water bill set to rise again in July

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 9:49 PM EDT2018-06-21 01:49:19 GMT
    Grovetown water bill set to rise again next month (WFXG)Grovetown water bill set to rise again next month (WFXG)

    As many know Grovetown is building a Wastewater Treatment Plant that is already under construction. Citizens have already seen an increase in their water bill because of it. The City of Grovetown has a loan payment of twenty-four million dollars for the plant and they are looking to residents to pay up.

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    As many know Grovetown is building a Wastewater Treatment Plant that is already under construction. Citizens have already seen an increase in their water bill because of it. The City of Grovetown has a loan payment of twenty-four million dollars for the plant and they are looking to residents to pay up.

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  • Augusta Unemployment Rate Beats U.S. Number by .2 Percent

    Augusta Unemployment Rate Beats U.S. Number by .2 Percent

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 9:42 PM EDT2018-06-21 01:42:42 GMT

    The unemployment rate in the United States is at it's lowest since 1969. It is currently at 3.8 percent. The last time the number was below 4 percent, Richard Nixon was President of the United States. Right here in Augusta, that number is even lower.

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    The unemployment rate in the United States is at it's lowest since 1969. It is currently at 3.8 percent. The last time the number was below 4 percent, Richard Nixon was President of the United States. Right here in Augusta, that number is even lower.

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  • People & Places with Pierce: Swainsboro Museum of Coca-Cola Advertisement

    People & Places with Pierce: Swainsboro Museum of Coca-Cola Advertisement

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 9:39 PM EDT2018-06-21 01:39:50 GMT
    People & Places with Pierce: Swainsboro Museum of Coca-Cola Advertisement (WFXG)People & Places with Pierce: Swainsboro Museum of Coca-Cola Advertisement (WFXG)

    Swainsboro, Georgia: the crossroads of the great South and also a crossroads for Coca-Cola fans.

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    Swainsboro, Georgia: the crossroads of the great South and also a crossroads for Coca-Cola fans.

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  • Suspect wanted for stealing TV from Grovetown Walmart

    Suspect wanted for stealing TV from Grovetown Walmart

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:33 AM EDT2018-06-20 12:33:05 GMT
    Grovetown Walmart shoplifting suspect 6/7/18 (source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)Grovetown Walmart shoplifting suspect 6/7/18 (source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)
    Grovetown Walmart shoplifting suspect 6/7/18 (source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)Grovetown Walmart shoplifting suspect 6/7/18 (source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)

    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying a shoplifting suspect. At around 8 a.m. on June 7, the suspect pictured in this article entered the Grovetown Walmart, put a 55" television into their shopping cart, and fled through the Garden Center without paying.

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    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying a shoplifting suspect. At around 8 a.m. on June 7, the suspect pictured in this article entered the Grovetown Walmart, put a 55" television into their shopping cart, and fled through the Garden Center without paying.

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  • John C. Calhoun name change a topic of conversation in Commission meeting

    John C. Calhoun name change a topic of conversation in Commission meeting

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:13 AM EDT2018-06-20 10:13:39 GMT
    Calhoun Expressway may be renamed 'Veterans Expressway' (Source: WFXG)Calhoun Expressway may be renamed 'Veterans Expressway' (Source: WFXG)

    The John C. Calhoun Expressway name change is back up for discussion after nearly 75% percent of Democratic voters voted in favor of changing the name to Veterans Expressway last month.

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    The John C. Calhoun Expressway name change is back up for discussion after nearly 75% percent of Democratic voters voted in favor of changing the name to Veterans Expressway last month.

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  • Businesses learn more about military families moving to the CSRA

    Businesses learn more about military families moving to the CSRA

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:33 PM EDT2018-06-20 02:33:24 GMT
    Businesses learn more about military families moving to the CSRA (Source: WXFG)Businesses learn more about military families moving to the CSRA (Source: WXFG)

    The Augusta Metro Chamber and Women in Business are taking a look military families that are moving to the region and their goal is to learn more about what these families need.   A luncheon will be held at the Legends Club to focus on ways both organizations can help support military families moving into our community.

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    The Augusta Metro Chamber and Women in Business are taking a look military families that are moving to the region and their goal is to learn more about what these families need.   A luncheon will be held at the Legends Club to focus on ways both organizations can help support military families moving into our community.

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  • Commissioners approve firm to develop concept for potential Whitewater Center

    Commissioners approve firm to develop concept for potential Whitewater Center

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:19:31 GMT
    Augusta Lock and Dam (WFXG)Augusta Lock and Dam (WFXG)
    Augusta Lock and Dam (WFXG)Augusta Lock and Dam (WFXG)

    Commissioners also approved the bid for the McLaughlin Group to create a concept for the Whitewater Center at the Lock & Dam. Since the firm has been chosen, it can start working on a plan that will not only include a whitewater center but other outdoor activities.  "It's actually far better then I could have hoped because now not only the city is looking at the potential of white water but they're actually strategically thinking about how to use the river and that's bi...

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    Commissioners also approved the bid for the McLaughlin Group to create a concept for the Whitewater Center at the Lock & Dam. Since the firm has been chosen, it can start working on a plan that will not only include a whitewater center but other outdoor activities.  "It's actually far better then I could have hoped because now not only the city is looking at the potential of white water but they're actually strategically thinking about how to use the river and that's bi...

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  • 2nd read for Smoking Ordinance comes with last ditch effort by bar owners

    2nd read for Smoking Ordinance comes with last ditch effort by bar owners

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:10 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:10:54 GMT
    Smoke-free ordinance will go into affect on Jan1 in Augusta, meaning no one can smoke inside a bar or private business and must stay a reasonable distance from the door. (Source: WFXG)Smoke-free ordinance will go into affect on Jan1 in Augusta, meaning no one can smoke inside a bar or private business and must stay a reasonable distance from the door. (Source: WFXG)
    Smoke-free ordinance will go into affect on Jan1 in Augusta, meaning no one can smoke inside a bar or private business and must stay a reasonable distance from the door. (Source: WFXG)Smoke-free ordinance will go into affect on Jan1 in Augusta, meaning no one can smoke inside a bar or private business and must stay a reasonable distance from the door. (Source: WFXG)

    Bar owners wanted to make a last ditch to try be exempted for the smoke free ordinance that was passed by Augusta - Richmond County Leaders 2 weeks ago. Tuesday during the 2nd reading of the ordinance, bar owners requested that commissioners add in that existing bar owners will be exempt from the smoke ordinance. You might remember, the ordinance as it states says no one can smoke inside a bar or a private business and must stay a reasonable distance away from the door. Commissioners...

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    Bar owners wanted to make a last ditch to try be exempted for the smoke free ordinance that was passed by Augusta - Richmond County Leaders 2 weeks ago. Tuesday during the 2nd reading of the ordinance, bar owners requested that commissioners add in that existing bar owners will be exempt from the smoke ordinance. You might remember, the ordinance as it states says no one can smoke inside a bar or a private business and must stay a reasonable distance away from the door. Commissioners...

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  • Body identified in homicide on Anderson Avenue and Chestnut Street this morning

    Body identified in homicide on Anderson Avenue and Chestnut Street this morning

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:03 PM EDT2018-06-19 23:03:26 GMT
    Homicide victim from Anderson Ave and Chesnut St has been identified as Juan Cook (Source: WFXG)Homicide victim from Anderson Ave and Chesnut St has been identified as Juan Cook (Source: WFXG)
    Homicide victim from Anderson Ave and Chesnut St has been identified as Juan Cook (Source: WFXG)Homicide victim from Anderson Ave and Chesnut St has been identified as Juan Cook (Source: WFXG)
    Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen has confirmed that the body found this morning on Anderson Avenue and Chesnut Street has been identified through fingerprints as that of 50-year-old Juan Cook of the 3500 block of Barker Drive, Hephzibah.  Cook was pronounced dead on the scene at approximately 7:40 a.m. The body has been sent to the GBI lab for an autopsy. Stay with FOX 54 as this story develops.  See the original story from this morning here.  Copyright ...More >>
    Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen has confirmed that the body found this morning on Anderson Avenue and Chesnut Street has been identified through fingerprints as that of 50-year-old Juan Cook of the 3500 block of Barker Drive, Hephzibah.  Cook was pronounced dead on the scene at approximately 7:40 a.m. The body has been sent to the GBI lab for an autopsy. Stay with FOX 54 as this story develops.  See the original story from this morning here.  Copyright ...More >>
  • Columbia County School District Job Fair

    Columbia County School District Job Fair

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:14 AM EDT2018-06-19 15:14:40 GMT
    Columbia County School District (source: Facebook)Columbia County School District (source: Facebook)
    Columbia County School District (source: Facebook)Columbia County School District (source: Facebook)

    The Columbia County School District is holding a Job Fair for folks interested in becoming a trained bus driver.

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    The Columbia County School District is holding a Job Fair for folks interested in becoming a trained bus driver.

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  • Augusta-Richmond county hosting Fourth of July event

    Augusta-Richmond county hosting Fourth of July event

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:52 AM EDT2018-06-19 14:52:35 GMT
    Fireworks (source: Pixabay)Fireworks (source: Pixabay)
    Fireworks (source: Pixabay)Fireworks (source: Pixabay)

    The Augusta Richmond County Public Library system is set to host a fourth of July fireworks watch party. The gathering will be on the third-floor terrace of their headquarters, with a view of the fireworks over downtown Augusta.  

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    The Augusta Richmond County Public Library system is set to host a fourth of July fireworks watch party. The gathering will be on the third-floor terrace of their headquarters, with a view of the fireworks over downtown Augusta.  

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  • Coroner investigating homicide near downtown Augusta

    Coroner investigating homicide near downtown Augusta

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:19 AM EDT2018-06-19 13:19:42 GMT
    Homicide near downtown Augusta 6/19/18 (WFXG)Homicide near downtown Augusta 6/19/18 (WFXG)

    The Richmond County Coroner's Office is on the scene of a homicide investigation near Downtown Augusta. The investigation is centered around the intersection of Chestnut Street and Anderson Avenue.

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    The Richmond County Coroner's Office is on the scene of a homicide investigation near Downtown Augusta. The investigation is centered around the intersection of Chestnut Street and Anderson Avenue.

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  • Subject sought in Martinez Goodwill theft

    Subject sought in Martinez Goodwill theft

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:29 AM EDT2018-06-19 12:29:35 GMT
    Goodwill theft subject 6/17/18 (source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)Goodwill theft subject 6/17/18 (source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)
    Goodwill theft subject 6/17/18 (source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)Goodwill theft subject 6/17/18 (source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)

    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying a thief wanted for stealing items from Goodwill. On Sunday, June 17, at around 10 p.m., the subject pictured in this article pulled up to the Goodwill on Washington Road and loaded items left on the property into their vehicle.

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    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying a thief wanted for stealing items from Goodwill. On Sunday, June 17, at around 10 p.m., the subject pictured in this article pulled up to the Goodwill on Washington Road and loaded items left on the property into their vehicle.

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  • Department of Energy files appeal to continue termination of MOX Project

    Department of Energy files appeal to continue termination of MOX Project

    Monday, June 18 2018 9:44 PM EDT2018-06-19 01:44:26 GMT
    Department of Energy files appeal against South Carolina (Source: WFXG)Department of Energy files appeal against South Carolina (Source: WFXG)
    Department of Energy files appeal against South Carolina (Source: WFXG)Department of Energy files appeal against South Carolina (Source: WFXG)

    The U.S. Department of Energy filed an appeal to continue with the termination of the MOX Facility. A judge in South Carolina issued a preliminary injunction to continue the daily operations back on June 7th. If you ask Savannah River Site Watch Director Tom Clements his take on the status of the MOX Project, he says the focus at this point should be the workers. "I just don't think there's anyway it's viable and workers need to brace themselves that it's probably inevitab...

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    The U.S. Department of Energy filed an appeal to continue with the termination of the MOX Facility. A judge in South Carolina issued a preliminary injunction to continue the daily operations back on June 7th. If you ask Savannah River Site Watch Director Tom Clements his take on the status of the MOX Project, he says the focus at this point should be the workers. "I just don't think there's anyway it's viable and workers need to brace themselves that it's probably inevitab...

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  • Tips to find the best summer camp for kids

    Tips to find the best summer camp for kids

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-06-18 23:25:19 GMT
    Tips to find the best summer camp for kids (WFXG)Tips to find the best summer camp for kids (WFXG)

    Summer is almost here and many parents are looking for summer camps for their kids. It is important to pick one that is safe. The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning says parents need to start looking for summer camps as early as possible for many reasons; the most important is getting the camp verified.

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    Summer is almost here and many parents are looking for summer camps for their kids. It is important to pick one that is safe. The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning says parents need to start looking for summer camps as early as possible for many reasons; the most important is getting the camp verified.

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  • Richmond County receives hundreds of non-emergency calls

    Richmond County receives hundreds of non-emergency calls

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:22 PM EDT2018-06-18 23:22:29 GMT
    If you've ever been in traffic and wanted to dial 9-1-1 to find out what is going on, think again. Richmond County 9-1-1 Services officials say they are receiving too many non-emergency calls.(WFXG)If you've ever been in traffic and wanted to dial 9-1-1 to find out what is going on, think again. Richmond County 9-1-1 Services officials say they are receiving too many non-emergency calls.(WFXG)
    If you've ever been in traffic and wanted to dial 9-1-1 to find out what is going on, think again. Richmond County 9-1-1 Services officials say they are receiving too many non-emergency calls.(WFXG)If you've ever been in traffic and wanted to dial 9-1-1 to find out what is going on, think again. Richmond County 9-1-1 Services officials say they are receiving too many non-emergency calls.(WFXG)

    If you've ever been in traffic and wanted to dial 9-1-1 to find out what is going on, think again. Richmond County 9-1-1 Services officials say they are receiving too many non-emergency calls.  

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    If you've ever been in traffic and wanted to dial 9-1-1 to find out what is going on, think again. Richmond County 9-1-1 Services officials say they are receiving too many non-emergency calls.  

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  • Jerry Seinfeld returns to Bell Auditorium

    Jerry Seinfeld returns to Bell Auditorium

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-06-18 16:03:31 GMT
    Jerry Seinfeld (source: Augusta Entertainment Complex)Jerry Seinfeld (source: Augusta Entertainment Complex)
    Jerry Seinfeld (source: Augusta Entertainment Complex)Jerry Seinfeld (source: Augusta Entertainment Complex)

    Comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld is coming back to Augusta. Seinfeld will be performing at the Bell Auditorium Friday, Sept. 14. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 22.

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    Comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld is coming back to Augusta. Seinfeld will be performing at the Bell Auditorium Friday, Sept. 14. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 22.

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  • Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen Scheduled to Perform in CSRA

    Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen Scheduled to Perform in CSRA

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:38 AM EDT2018-06-18 14:38:53 GMT

    Lyle Lovett and Robert Early Keen are coming to Augusta on October 31, 2018.

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    Lyle Lovett and Robert Early Keen are coming to Augusta on October 31, 2018.

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  • Columbia deputies seek Grovetown shoplifting suspect

    Columbia deputies seek Grovetown shoplifting suspect

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:25 AM EDT2018-06-18 14:25:12 GMT

    The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the suspect, pictured above, in connection to two shoplifting incidents at the Walmart in Grovetown. A TV and other electronics were stolen in two separate incidents – all of it valued at $1712.21.

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    The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the suspect, pictured above, in connection to two shoplifting incidents at the Walmart in Grovetown. A TV and other electronics were stolen in two separate incidents – all of it valued at $1712.21.

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  • Augusta's Ronald McDonald House needs donations to help families this summer

    Augusta's Ronald McDonald House needs donations to help families this summer

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:39 AM EDT2018-06-18 10:39:26 GMT
    The Ronald McDonald House needs help for families in needThe Ronald McDonald House needs help for families in need

    The red paint on this Ronald McDonald House is a beacon of hope for Nikki Goforth, a mother of two from Nashville, Georgia. Because of this place, 6-year-old Layla can play hide-and-go-seek without a care, while her new baby sister, Lucy Grace, is in NICU.

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    The red paint on this Ronald McDonald House is a beacon of hope for Nikki Goforth, a mother of two from Nashville, Georgia. Because of this place, 6-year-old Layla can play hide-and-go-seek without a care, while her new baby sister, Lucy Grace, is in NICU.

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  • Burke County Animal Services Director resigns

    Burke County Animal Services Director resigns

    Friday, June 15 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-06-16 02:32:08 GMT
    Burke County Sheriff's Office (WFXG)Burke County Sheriff's Office (WFXG)

    The Burke County Animal Services Director turned in his resignation just seven months after starting the job. Peter Williams was the first director of the brand new animal services department. It's a need Burke county has had for a while and Williams leaving puts the plans for the new department on hold. This position is now open and county commissioners are looking to fill it soon.

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    The Burke County Animal Services Director turned in his resignation just seven months after starting the job. Peter Williams was the first director of the brand new animal services department. It's a need Burke county has had for a while and Williams leaving puts the plans for the new department on hold. This position is now open and county commissioners are looking to fill it soon.

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  • Savannah River Remediation Internship Program Open

    Savannah River Remediation Internship Program Open

    Friday, June 15 2018 10:30 PM EDT2018-06-16 02:30:49 GMT
    A new internship program with the Savannah River Remediation is giving local college students a glimpse at their future careers. (Source: WFXG)A new internship program with the Savannah River Remediation is giving local college students a glimpse at their future careers. (Source: WFXG)

    A new internship program with the Savannah River Remediation is giving local college students a glimpse at their future careers. 

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    A new internship program with the Savannah River Remediation is giving local college students a glimpse at their future careers. 

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  • R.C.S.O. looking to question man in reference to Forgery

    R.C.S.O. looking to question man in reference to Forgery

    Friday, June 15 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-06-16 02:25:37 GMT

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office say it needs the public's help in identifying this man. He is wanted for questioning in reference to a Forgery 4th Degree that occurred on 04/30/2018 at Wells Fargo located at 2524 Tobacco Road. If you have this man's whereabouts, you're asked to call the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at (706) 821-1023 or (706) 821-1020. Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office say it needs the public's help in identifying this man. He is wanted for questioning in reference to a Forgery 4th Degree that occurred on 04/30/2018 at Wells Fargo located at 2524 Tobacco Road. If you have this man's whereabouts, you're asked to call the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at (706) 821-1023 or (706) 821-1020. Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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  • People & Places with Pierce: Sno-Cap Drive In

    People & Places with Pierce: Sno-Cap Drive In

    Friday, June 15 2018 9:50 PM EDT2018-06-16 01:50:47 GMT
    People & Places with Pierce: Sno-Cap Drive In (WFXG)People & Places with Pierce: Sno-Cap Drive In (WFXG)

    A drive through North Augusta brings you to a place that some may say is a relic of the past, but the Sno-Cap Drive In still has a lot of kick.

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    A drive through North Augusta brings you to a place that some may say is a relic of the past, but the Sno-Cap Drive In still has a lot of kick.

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  • Weather on the Road: Augusta

    Weather on the Road: Augusta

    Friday, June 15 2018 9:48 PM EDT2018-06-16 01:48:45 GMT
    6.11.18 Weather on the Road - Augusta (WFXG)6.11.18 Weather on the Road - Augusta (WFXG)

    It's Monday so First Alert meteorologist Pierce Legeion is out and about for weather on the road from the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art.

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    It's Monday so First Alert meteorologist Pierce Legeion is out and about for weather on the road from the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art.

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  • 14th Annual SRS Softball Tournament to benefit United Way

    14th Annual SRS Softball Tournament to benefit United Way

    Friday, June 15 2018 9:38 PM EDT2018-06-16 01:38:01 GMT
    National Nuclear Security Administration announces SRS will be home for more than 50 plutonium pits made for nuclear weaponsNational Nuclear Security Administration announces SRS will be home for more than 50 plutonium pits made for nuclear weapons
    Savannah River Site (SRS) employees will compete in the 14th annual SRS Softball Tournament to benefit local United Way agencies. A portion of the proceeds raised will be donated to each team’s agency of choice. The United Way Softball Tournament achieved over $19,000 last year, which was distributed among 15 different United Way agencies. This year, there will be over 270 players and coaches on 18 teams participating. Rounds 1 - 3 Date & Time:       &nb...More >>
    Savannah River Site (SRS) employees will compete in the 14th annual SRS Softball Tournament to benefit local United Way agencies. A portion of the proceeds raised will be donated to each team’s agency of choice. The United Way Softball Tournament achieved over $19,000 last year, which was distributed among 15 different United Way agencies. This year, there will be over 270 players and coaches on 18 teams participating. Rounds 1 - 3 Date & Time:       &nb...More >>
  • Bar Patrons & Owners talk about the possibility of an Open Container Law

    Bar Patrons & Owners talk about the possibility of an Open Container Law

    Friday, June 15 2018 9:29 PM EDT2018-06-16 01:29:44 GMT
    Augusta is considering the possibility of an Open Container Law (Source: WFXG)Augusta is considering the possibility of an Open Container Law (Source: WFXG)
    Augusta is considering the possibility of an Open Container Law (Source: WFXG)Augusta is considering the possibility of an Open Container Law (Source: WFXG)

    It was not discussed for long during this past Tuesday's commission but word is already spreading fast downtown on the law possibly being changed to allow people to carry alcoholic drinks on the streets. 

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    It was not discussed for long during this past Tuesday's commission but word is already spreading fast downtown on the law possibly being changed to allow people to carry alcoholic drinks on the streets. 

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  • Burke Co. Sheriff using targeted approach in drug crackdown

    Burke Co. Sheriff using targeted approach in drug crackdown

    Friday, June 15 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-06-15 23:04:01 GMT
    Burke County drug bust Facebook post (WFXG)Burke County drug bust Facebook post (WFXG)

    More drugs are off the streets in Burke County. The sheriff's office is stepping up efforts to rid the county of illegal substances. FOX 54's Miya Payton is live in Burke County this morning to tell us how they plan to do that.

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    More drugs are off the streets in Burke County. The sheriff's office is stepping up efforts to rid the county of illegal substances. FOX 54's Miya Payton is live in Burke County this morning to tell us how they plan to do that.

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  • Wheeler Road murder suspect, Sade Hogan, pleads not guilty

    Wheeler Road murder suspect, Sade Hogan, pleads not guilty

    Friday, June 15 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-06-15 20:46:40 GMT

    A women who was charged with murder a few months ago appeared in court today. Sade Hogan was charged with the murder of Darryl Chestnut back in March.

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    A women who was charged with murder a few months ago appeared in court today. Sade Hogan was charged with the murder of Darryl Chestnut back in March.

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  • Man who ran away with teen in March arraigned Friday

    Man who ran away with teen in March arraigned Friday

    Friday, June 15 2018 4:26 PM EDT2018-06-15 20:26:43 GMT

    A man who reportedly ran away with a teen in March was arraigned today in court. After reported missing, 15 year-old, Areanna Guy was found with Fritz Wedgeworth.

    Wedgeworth  is now being charged with child molestation, aggravated child molestation and sexual exploitation of a minor. He is accused of sexting.

    Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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    A man who reportedly ran away with a teen in March was arraigned today in court. After reported missing, 15 year-old, Areanna Guy was found with Fritz Wedgeworth.

    Wedgeworth  is now being charged with child molestation, aggravated child molestation and sexual exploitation of a minor. He is accused of sexting.

    Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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  • Askew arraigned in court for February murder

    Askew arraigned in court for February murder

    Friday, June 15 2018 3:59 PM EDT2018-06-15 19:59:42 GMT

    Kevin Askew was arraigned in court Friday. Askew is being charged with the murder of Donald Pryor. According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Department the two men were fighting in February, when Askew reportedly stabbed Pryor numerous times. 

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    Kevin Askew was arraigned in court Friday. Askew is being charged with the murder of Donald Pryor. According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Department the two men were fighting in February, when Askew reportedly stabbed Pryor numerous times. 

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  • Suicide rates have climbed across the US

    Suicide rates have climbed across the US

    Friday, June 15 2018 2:44 PM EDT2018-06-15 18:44:35 GMT
    In 2016, nearly 45,000 Americans age 10 or older died by suicide, according to the CDC. Officials encourage kids who have friends experiencing suicidal thoughts to make sure an adult knows. (Source: WFXG)In 2016, nearly 45,000 Americans age 10 or older died by suicide, according to the CDC. Officials encourage kids who have friends experiencing suicidal thoughts to make sure an adult knows. (Source: WFXG)

    A recent report by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that suicide rates have been rising in almost every state. Sometimes you don't know what someone is going through, until it's too late. Suicide rates are climbing, as a top 10 leading cause of death, it's also a preventable one. 

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    A recent report by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that suicide rates have been rising in almost every state. Sometimes you don't know what someone is going through, until it's too late. Suicide rates are climbing, as a top 10 leading cause of death, it's also a preventable one. 

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  • Survey: Peregrine falcons favor nesting in the city

    Survey: Peregrine falcons favor nesting in the city

    Friday, June 15 2018 2:42 PM EDT2018-06-15 18:42:54 GMT
    Peregrine Falcon (GADNR)Peregrine Falcon (GADNR)

    The wilds of north Georgia still offer quality habitat for peregrines. And metro Atlanta is still Georgia’s favored home for these feathered rockets.

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    The wilds of north Georgia still offer quality habitat for peregrines. And metro Atlanta is still Georgia’s favored home for these feathered rockets.

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  • Golf courses are adapting to climate change

    Golf courses are adapting to climate change

    Friday, June 15 2018 2:38 PM EDT2018-06-15 18:38:39 GMT
    Golf turf and climate change (Climate Central)Golf turf and climate change (Climate Central)

    While golfers are infamous for playing in less-than-ideal conditions, extremes like heat, drought, and heavy rain that come with climate change are impacting the game — both the players’ comfort and the course conditions.

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    While golfers are infamous for playing in less-than-ideal conditions, extremes like heat, drought, and heavy rain that come with climate change are impacting the game — both the players’ comfort and the course conditions.

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  • Bill would mean millions for wildlife conservation, recreation in South Carolina

    Bill would mean millions for wildlife conservation, recreation in South Carolina

    Friday, June 15 2018 2:38 PM EDT2018-06-15 18:38:24 GMT
    An SCDNR researcher on the South Carolina coast carefully holds a diamondback terrapin (SCDNR photo by Erin Weeks).An SCDNR researcher on the South Carolina coast carefully holds a diamondback terrapin (SCDNR photo by Erin Weeks).

    The South Carolina Natural Resources Board is one of the latest of hundreds of agencies and organizations nationwide to throw its support behind a piece of federal legislation designed to provide much-needed funding for wildlife of conservation concern at the state level.

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    The South Carolina Natural Resources Board is one of the latest of hundreds of agencies and organizations nationwide to throw its support behind a piece of federal legislation designed to provide much-needed funding for wildlife of conservation concern at the state level.

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  • Apply for 2018 SC public alligator hunting lottery

    Apply for 2018 SC public alligator hunting lottery

    Friday, June 15 2018 2:38 PM EDT2018-06-15 18:38:11 GMT
    An adult American Alligator basks in the sun at the SCDNR's Bear Island WMA (SCDNR photo by David Lucas).An adult American Alligator basks in the sun at the SCDNR's Bear Island WMA (SCDNR photo by David Lucas).

    If you haven't already applied, the deadline to to enter the 2018 South Carolina public and Wildlife Management Area (WMA) alligator hunting season lottery drawing is 5 p.m. on Friday, June 15.

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    If you haven't already applied, the deadline to to enter the 2018 South Carolina public and Wildlife Management Area (WMA) alligator hunting season lottery drawing is 5 p.m. on Friday, June 15.

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  • Aiken County Sheriff’s Office seeks Circle K robbery suspects

    Aiken County Sheriff’s Office seeks Circle K robbery suspects

    Friday, June 15 2018 2:20 PM EDT2018-06-15 18:20:37 GMT

    The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in identifying several suspects related to an armed robbery of a Circle K convenience store. According to authorities the suspects stole an unknown amount of money after threatening the person behind the counter at gun point.

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    The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in identifying several suspects related to an armed robbery of a Circle K convenience store. According to authorities the suspects stole an unknown amount of money after threatening the person behind the counter at gun point.

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  • GA law enforcement cracking down to make roads safer

    GA law enforcement cracking down to make roads safer

    Friday, June 15 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-06-15 17:22:28 GMT
    Burke County Law Enforcement Center (WFXG)Burke County Law Enforcement Center (WFXG)
    Burke County Law Enforcement Center (WFXG)Burke County Law Enforcement Center (WFXG)

    We told you earlier this week that there have been 10 fatalities on Burke County roadways. Now, law enforcement is taking new action to make roads safer. FOX 54's Miya Payton is in Burke County to explain how new resources may spur more enforcement.

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    We told you earlier this week that there have been 10 fatalities on Burke County roadways. Now, law enforcement is taking new action to make roads safer. FOX 54's Miya Payton is in Burke County to explain how new resources may spur more enforcement.

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  • Fort Gordon celebrates Army's 243rd birthday

    Fort Gordon celebrates Army's 243rd birthday

    Thursday, June 14 2018 7:00 PM EDT2018-06-14 23:00:53 GMT
    Soldiers march at Fort Gordon (WFXG)Soldiers march at Fort Gordon (WFXG)
    Soldiers march at Fort Gordon (WFXG)Soldiers march at Fort Gordon (WFXG)

    Happy Birthday to the US Army today. The army turns 243 years old! Fort Gordon is celebrating all morning! Our FOX 54 Miya Payton is on base with more on the festivities.

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    Happy Birthday to the US Army today. The army turns 243 years old! Fort Gordon is celebrating all morning! Our FOX 54 Miya Payton is on base with more on the festivities.

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  • Men's Health Month: June

    Men's Health Month: June

    Thursday, June 14 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-06-14 22:39:23 GMT
    June: Men's Health month: It's important to see a Doctor regularly to prevent health issues (Source: WFXG)June: Men's Health month: It's important to see a Doctor regularly to prevent health issues (Source: WFXG)

    June is Men's Health month and throughout the country health officials are trying to raise awareness about the importance of yearly doctor visits. FOX 54's Miya Payton tells us more about why doctors say its important that all men don't procrastinate on going to the hospital.

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    June is Men's Health month and throughout the country health officials are trying to raise awareness about the importance of yearly doctor visits. FOX 54's Miya Payton tells us more about why doctors say its important that all men don't procrastinate on going to the hospital.

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  • Green Meadow Community says its in outrage for possible drug rehab center in its neighborhood

    Green Meadow Community says its in outrage for possible drug rehab center in its neighborhood

    Thursday, June 14 2018 2:16 PM EDT2018-06-14 18:16:40 GMT

    People who live in the Green Meadows Community area says they are outraged the Hale foundation wants to a put a drug rehab facility near their neighborhood. "The bottom line is we're going to fight this until the end and we're not going to give up," says Tracie Roe, a homeowner. It's a fight the Green Meadows Community has been dealing with for years, this time a drug rehab facility from the Hale Foundation. Almost all the seats were filled on Wednesday ...

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    People who live in the Green Meadows Community area says they are outraged the Hale foundation wants to a put a drug rehab facility near their neighborhood. "The bottom line is we're going to fight this until the end and we're not going to give up," says Tracie Roe, a homeowner. It's a fight the Green Meadows Community has been dealing with for years, this time a drug rehab facility from the Hale Foundation. Almost all the seats were filled on Wednesday ...

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  • Raycom launches InvestigateTV app on Roku

    Raycom launches InvestigateTV app on Roku

    Thursday, June 14 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-06-14 17:13:13 GMT
    InvestigateTV (Raycom)InvestigateTV (Raycom)
    InvestigateTV (Raycom)InvestigateTV (Raycom)

    Raycom Media, the parent company of  WFXG FOX 54, announced the launch of InvestigateTV, an innovative over-the-top app designed to deliver quality, impactful on-demand journalism content. InvestigateTV is available now on Roku and will be released to other digital streaming services soon.

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    Raycom Media, the parent company of  WFXG FOX 54, announced the launch of InvestigateTV, an innovative over-the-top app designed to deliver quality, impactful on-demand journalism content. InvestigateTV is available now on Roku and will be released to other digital streaming services soon.

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  • Suspect wanted in Hephzibah shooting

    Suspect wanted in Hephzibah shooting

    Thursday, June 14 2018 12:18 PM EDT2018-06-14 16:18:04 GMT
    Devante Malik Garnett (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Devante Malik Garnett (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    Devante Malik Garnett (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Devante Malik Garnett (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating a suspect wanted for a shooting in Hephzibah. Investigators are searching for 18-year-old Devante Malik Garnett.

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating a suspect wanted for a shooting in Hephzibah. Investigators are searching for 18-year-old Devante Malik Garnett.

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  • UPDATE: Rolling Meadows Dr. murder suspect arrested

    UPDATE: Rolling Meadows Dr. murder suspect arrested

    Thursday, June 14 2018 10:43 AM EDT2018-06-14 14:43:01 GMT
    Jamall Octavius Duke (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Jamall Octavius Duke (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    A Hephzibah man has been arrested for the murder of a 15-year-old boy earlier this month in Augusta.

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    A Hephzibah man has been arrested for the murder of a 15-year-old boy earlier this month in Augusta.

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  • High 5 4 Kids: Aleynah and Arien Thomas, Tennis Sisters

    High 5 4 Kids: Aleynah and Arien Thomas, Tennis Sisters

    Thursday, June 14 2018 10:42 AM EDT2018-06-14 14:42:31 GMT

    It’s a tale of twos “She started at four I started at five,” said Aleynah Thomas. Two rackets…Two pairs of tennis shoes…And two young ladies. “I just like to swing free….yea swinging the racket,” said Arien Thomas. They just happen to be sisters. “I like beating her!”, said Arien. They have been playing tennis for years. “We practice four to five times a week. And we develop our skills,” Aleynah explained. And ...

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    It’s a tale of twos “She started at four I started at five,” said Aleynah Thomas. Two rackets…Two pairs of tennis shoes…And two young ladies. “I just like to swing free….yea swinging the racket,” said Arien Thomas. They just happen to be sisters. “I like beating her!”, said Arien. They have been playing tennis for years. “We practice four to five times a week. And we develop our skills,” Aleynah explained. And ...

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  • Meteorologist Jay Jefferies drums up a weather forecast

    Meteorologist Jay Jefferies drums up a weather forecast

    Thursday, June 14 2018 10:30 AM EDT2018-06-14 14:30:25 GMT
    The FOX 54 News Now morning team standing around Jay's drumkit (WFXG)The FOX 54 News Now morning team standing around Jay's drumkit (WFXG)
    The FOX 54 News Now morning team standing around Jay's drumkit (WFXG)The FOX 54 News Now morning team standing around Jay's drumkit (WFXG)

    Have you ever wanted a weather forecast that was just a little more... funky? Well, FOX 54's Jay Jefferies has you covered!

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    Have you ever wanted a weather forecast that was just a little more... funky? Well, FOX 54's Jay Jefferies has you covered!

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  • Mercedes-Benz Augusta donates almost $7,000 to YMCA's "A Place to Dream" program

    Mercedes-Benz Augusta donates almost $7,000 to YMCA's "A Place to Dream" program

    Thursday, June 14 2018 8:33 AM EDT2018-06-14 12:33:39 GMT
    The general manager and event coordinator for Mercedes-Benz Augusta giving their donation to the YMCA (Source: YMCA)The general manager and event coordinator for Mercedes-Benz Augusta giving their donation to the YMCA (Source: YMCA)

    Mercedes-Benz Augusta donated $6,800 to the YMCA's "A Place to Dream" program on June 13th. The program gives beds to kids in the community who have been sleeping on the floor.

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    Mercedes-Benz Augusta donated $6,800 to the YMCA's "A Place to Dream" program on June 13th. The program gives beds to kids in the community who have been sleeping on the floor.

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  • 3 arrested in connection to deadly Augusta gas station shooting

    3 arrested in connection to deadly Augusta gas station shooting

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 3:07 PM EDT2018-06-13 19:07:22 GMT
    Jativisa Jones (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Jativisa Jones (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    Early Wednesday morning, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office responded to a gas station for a reported shooting. Now, 3 people have been arrested in connection to that shooting.

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    Early Wednesday morning, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office responded to a gas station for a reported shooting. Now, 3 people have been arrested in connection to that shooting.

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  • Child safety event to be held in Evans

    Child safety event to be held in Evans

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 11:10 AM EDT2018-06-13 15:10:11 GMT
    child with bio doc (special: Operation Kidsafe)child with bio doc (special: Operation Kidsafe)

    Operation Kidsafe hopes to help your children and your family in the event of an emergency with a free child safety event. The purpose of the event is to give parents a background record of their children, so parents may have all the valuable information they need, at the ready, to hand over to law enforcement in the event of an emergency, such as a missing child.

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    Operation Kidsafe hopes to help your children and your family in the event of an emergency with a free child safety event. The purpose of the event is to give parents a background record of their children, so parents may have all the valuable information they need, at the ready, to hand over to law enforcement in the event of an emergency, such as a missing child.

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  • As the temperatures rise, so do the number of pedestrians

    As the temperatures rise, so do the number of pedestrians

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 7:51 PM EDT2018-06-12 23:51:13 GMT
    Several pedestrians have been struck already this year. Officials say it will only get worse now that the season is changing (Source: WFXGSeveral pedestrians have been struck already this year. Officials say it will only get worse now that the season is changing (Source: WFXG
    Several pedestrians have been struck already this year. Officials say it will only get worse now that the season is changing (Source: WFXGSeveral pedestrians have been struck already this year. Officials say it will only get worse now that the season is changing (Source: WFXG

    As the weather starts to heat up more pedestrians are expected to be out. Richmond County Sheriff's Office has some advice on staying safe if you're be out this summer. Several pedestrians have been struck already this year. 

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    As the weather starts to heat up more pedestrians are expected to be out. Richmond County Sheriff's Office has some advice on staying safe if you're be out this summer. Several pedestrians have been struck already this year. 

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  • South Carolina Primary Election 6/12/18

    South Carolina Primary Election 6/12/18

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-06-12 22:54:14 GMT
    SC voters head to the polls today (WFXG)SC voters head to the polls today (WFXG)
    SC voters head to the polls today (WFXG)SC voters head to the polls today (WFXG)

    On Tuesday, June 12, voters in South Carolina headed to the polls to decide which candidates will go on to the General Election in November.

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    On Tuesday, June 12, voters in South Carolina headed to the polls to decide which candidates will go on to the General Election in November.

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  • Several suspects wanted for grocery shoplifting in Grovetown

    Several suspects wanted for grocery shoplifting in Grovetown

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-06-12 21:28:51 GMT
    Suspect wanted for shoplifting at Walmart (Columbia County Sheriff's Office)Suspect wanted for shoplifting at Walmart (Columbia County Sheriff's Office)

    The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help to identify the suspect pictured above. The suspects are wanted for shoplifting grocery items from the Walmart in Grovetown.

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    The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help to identify the suspect pictured above. The suspects are wanted for shoplifting grocery items from the Walmart in Grovetown.

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  • Aiken voters head to the polls for Primary

    Aiken voters head to the polls for Primary

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 6:47 AM EDT2018-06-12 10:47:56 GMT
    Aiken voters head to the polls todayAiken voters head to the polls today

    On June 12, voters in South Carolina head to the polls for the primaries. City leaders in Aiken say it is important for each voter to do their homework before arriving to the polls. First, deciding which primary they will be voting in. 

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    On June 12, voters in South Carolina head to the polls for the primaries. City leaders in Aiken say it is important for each voter to do their homework before arriving to the polls. First, deciding which primary they will be voting in. 

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  • Billboard for Reality Winner pops up on Washington Road

    Billboard for Reality Winner pops up on Washington Road

    Monday, June 11 2018 10:10 PM EDT2018-06-12 02:10:35 GMT
    Reality Winner (source: Reality Winner / Facebook)Reality Winner (source: Reality Winner / Facebook)

    A new billboard in support of Reality Winners has popped up on Washington Road. The billboard reads, "Veteran, Reality Winners, jailed one year, no bail, no trail, for exposing threats to U.S. elections?"

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    A new billboard in support of Reality Winners has popped up on Washington Road. The billboard reads, "Veteran, Reality Winners, jailed one year, no bail, no trail, for exposing threats to U.S. elections?"

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  • After over a year of waiting, Columbia County Fire Rescue gets its third aerial truck

    After over a year of waiting, Columbia County Fire Rescue gets its third aerial truck

    Monday, June 11 2018 7:53 PM EDT2018-06-11 23:53:20 GMT

    Columbia County has a new million dollar addition to their community.  After the people of Columbia County voted the Columbia County Fire Rescue has a new aerial truck, paid for through the 2016 General Obligation Bond.  This customized addition took over a year to make. 

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    Columbia County has a new million dollar addition to their community.  After the people of Columbia County voted the Columbia County Fire Rescue has a new aerial truck, paid for through the 2016 General Obligation Bond.  This customized addition took over a year to make. 

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  • BOOM! in the Park to be held at Patriots Park

    BOOM! in the Park to be held at Patriots Park

    Monday, June 11 2018 11:57 AM EDT2018-06-11 15:57:41 GMT
    Fireworks (source: Pixabay)Fireworks (source: Pixabay)
    Fireworks (source: Pixabay)Fireworks (source: Pixabay)

    Due to damage to Evans Towne Center Park, Columbia County's Independence Day celebration will be held at Patriot's Park this year. BOOM! in the Park will be held July 4 from 5 to 10 p.m.

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    Due to damage to Evans Towne Center Park, Columbia County's Independence Day celebration will be held at Patriot's Park this year. BOOM! in the Park will be held July 4 from 5 to 10 p.m.

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  • Augusta 706ers looking for interns

    Augusta 706ers looking for interns

    Monday, June 11 2018 10:46 AM EDT2018-06-11 14:46:51 GMT
    Augusta 706ers logo (source: Augusta Pro Sports, LLC / Twitter)Augusta 706ers logo (source: Augusta Pro Sports, LLC / Twitter)
    Augusta 706ers logo (source: Augusta Pro Sports, LLC / Twitter)Augusta 706ers logo (source: Augusta Pro Sports, LLC / Twitter)

    City basketball team, the Augusta 706ers are looking for interns. They need interns for marketing, radio, television, community relations, media relations, web design and social media.

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    City basketball team, the Augusta 706ers are looking for interns. They need interns for marketing, radio, television, community relations, media relations, web design and social media.

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  • 1 killed in Burke County single-vehicle crash

    1 killed in Burke County single-vehicle crash

    Monday, June 11 2018 10:28 AM EDT2018-06-11 14:28:40 GMT
    Deadly crash stock graphicDeadly crash stock graphic
    Deadly crash stock graphicDeadly crash stock graphic

    A man is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Burke County Sunday night. The Burke County Sheriff's Office was called out to the 200 block of Spread Oak Road at around 8:05 a.m. Sunday.

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    A man is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Burke County Sunday night. The Burke County Sheriff's Office was called out to the 200 block of Spread Oak Road at around 8:05 a.m. Sunday.

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  • 1 killed in Barnwell shooting

    1 killed in Barnwell shooting

    Monday, June 11 2018 9:19 AM EDT2018-06-11 13:19:58 GMT
    (WFXG)(WFXG)
    (WFXG)(WFXG)

    The Barnwell County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting death that happened Sunday night. According to county coroner Lloyd Ward, the sheriff's office received a call for a reported shooting at a home on Pine Needle Street in Barnwell.

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    The Barnwell County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting death that happened Sunday night. According to county coroner Lloyd Ward, the sheriff's office received a call for a reported shooting at a home on Pine Needle Street in Barnwell.

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  • People & Places with Pierce: Southern Swiss Dairy

    People & Places with Pierce: Southern Swiss Dairy

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 1:38 PM EDT2018-06-06 17:38:35 GMT
    People & Places with Pierce: Southern Swiss Dairy (WFXG)People & Places with Pierce: Southern Swiss Dairy (WFXG)

    Burke County, Georgia is farm country. Dairy farm country to be exact. And there's one family determined to do things their way. Jimmy Franks, owner of Southern Swiss Dairy in Waynesboro says: "The farm is Frank's Farm but our processing end of it is Southern Swiss Dairy."

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    Burke County, Georgia is farm country. Dairy farm country to be exact. And there's one family determined to do things their way. Jimmy Franks, owner of Southern Swiss Dairy in Waynesboro says: "The farm is Frank's Farm but our processing end of it is Southern Swiss Dairy."

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  • Celebrate Dad at The Partridge Inn

    Celebrate Dad at The Partridge Inn

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 11:47 AM EDT2018-06-06 15:47:55 GMT
    (Source: File photo / WFXG)(Source: File photo / WFXG)
    (Source: File photo / WFXG)(Source: File photo / WFXG)

    If you’re looking for a way to celebrate the great dads in the CSRA, you can come out to The Partridge Inn for their annual Father’s Day Brunch.

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    If you’re looking for a way to celebrate the great dads in the CSRA, you can come out to The Partridge Inn for their annual Father’s Day Brunch.

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  • Grovetown conducting more fire hydrant testing & flushing

    Grovetown conducting more fire hydrant testing & flushing

    Tuesday, May 29 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-05-30 02:23:01 GMT
    City of Grovetown Annual Fire Hydrant Testing & Flushing (Source: WFXG)City of Grovetown Annual Fire Hydrant Testing & Flushing (Source: WFXG)
    City of Grovetown Annual Fire Hydrant Testing & Flushing (Source: WFXG)City of Grovetown Annual Fire Hydrant Testing & Flushing (Source: WFXG)

    The Grovetown Fire Department will be conducting more fire hydrant testing and flushing with the week of May 28.  This starts on Wednesday, May 30 and goes until Thursday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

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    The Grovetown Fire Department will be conducting more fire hydrant testing and flushing with the week of May 28.  This starts on Wednesday, May 30 and goes until Thursday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

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  • Weekly Evening Aiken Farmers Market

    Weekly Evening Aiken Farmers Market

    Tuesday, May 29 2018 10:53 AM EDT2018-05-29 14:53:22 GMT
    Credit: City of AikenCredit: City of Aiken
    (Aiken city leaders discuss 1% sales tax) Credit: City of Aiken(Aiken city leaders discuss 1% sales tax) Credit: City of Aiken

    Local vendors will be selling goods during the Evening Aiken County Farmers Market.

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    Local vendors will be selling goods during the Evening Aiken County Farmers Market.

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  • People & Places with Pierce: The Carpenter's Stand

    People & Places with Pierce: The Carpenter's Stand

    Tuesday, May 29 2018 6:36 AM EDT2018-05-29 10:36:45 GMT
    People & Places with Pierce: The Carpenter's Stand - Edgefield (WFXG)People & Places with Pierce: The Carpenter's Stand - Edgefield (WFXG)
    People & Places with Pierce: The Carpenter's Stand - Edgefield (WFXG)People & Places with Pierce: The Carpenter's Stand - Edgefield (WFXG)

    Along Main Street in downtown Edgefield, one man proudly displays his life’s work.

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    Along Main Street in downtown Edgefield, one man proudly displays his life’s work.

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  • People & Places with Pierce: Riverwatch Brewery

    People & Places with Pierce: Riverwatch Brewery

    Thursday, May 17 2018 6:34 AM EDT2018-05-17 10:34:58 GMT
    PPP Riverwatch Brewery (WFXG)PPP Riverwatch Brewery (WFXG)
    PPP Riverwatch Brewery (WFXG)PPP Riverwatch Brewery (WFXG)

    Brey Sloan, owner and brewer at Riverwatch Brewery says: “Riverwatch Brewery got started really about 7 years ago in Burma in southeast Asia.” That’s a far cry from Augusta, Georgia. But there’s a story behind that.

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    Brey Sloan, owner and brewer at Riverwatch Brewery says: “Riverwatch Brewery got started really about 7 years ago in Burma in southeast Asia.” That’s a far cry from Augusta, Georgia. But there’s a story behind that.

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  • People & Places with Pierce: DooDooJuice

    People & Places with Pierce: DooDooJuice

    Thursday, May 10 2018 8:07 AM EDT2018-05-10 12:07:12 GMT
    Graniteville woman Jill Brown created the toilet odor spar DooDooJuice (WFXG)Graniteville woman Jill Brown created the toilet odor spar DooDooJuice (WFXG)
    Graniteville woman Jill Brown created the toilet odor spar DooDooJuice (WFXG)Graniteville woman Jill Brown created the toilet odor spar DooDooJuice (WFXG)

    In a quiet Aiken County neighborhood, one woman wages war. Jill Brown, Graniteville resident and creator of DooDooJuice says: “I don’t know. Just this idea of toilet odor spray came to me.”

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    In a quiet Aiken County neighborhood, one woman wages war. Jill Brown, Graniteville resident and creator of DooDooJuice says: “I don’t know. Just this idea of toilet odor spray came to me.”

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  • People & Places with Pierce: The Happy Project

    People & Places with Pierce: The Happy Project

    Thursday, May 10 2018 8:04 AM EDT2018-05-10 12:04:24 GMT
    People & Places with Pierce: The Happy Project (WFXG)People & Places with Pierce: The Happy Project (WFXG)
    People & Places with Pierce: The Happy Project (WFXG)People & Places with Pierce: The Happy Project (WFXG)

    Happy is just a way to get people to smile,” said Leonard “Porkchop” Zimmerman, creator of the Happy Project. If you take a walk through downtown Augusta, it’s hard to miss it. “The whole Happy Project started in 2012," said Zimmerman.

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    Happy is just a way to get people to smile,” said Leonard “Porkchop” Zimmerman, creator of the Happy Project. If you take a walk through downtown Augusta, it’s hard to miss it. “The whole Happy Project started in 2012," said Zimmerman.

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  • City of Aiken Offers Summer Adventures Day Camp

    City of Aiken Offers Summer Adventures Day Camp

    Monday, May 28 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-05-28 12:31:25 GMT
    Credit: City of AikenCredit: City of Aiken
    (Aiken city leaders discuss 1% sales tax) Credit: City of Aiken(Aiken city leaders discuss 1% sales tax) Credit: City of Aiken

    The City of Aiken Parks and Recreation Department is offering weekly Adventures Day Camp sessions for the summer. Camp sessions will be held at the H.O. Weeks Activities Center, located at 1700 Whiskey Road in Aiken.

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    The City of Aiken Parks and Recreation Department is offering weekly Adventures Day Camp sessions for the summer. Camp sessions will be held at the H.O. Weeks Activities Center, located at 1700 Whiskey Road in Aiken.

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  • Subjects wanted for questioning in Richmond Co. card fraud case

    Subjects wanted for questioning in Richmond Co. card fraud case

    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-05-28 02:46:14 GMT
    Source: Richmond County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Richmond County Sheriff's Office
    Source: Richmond County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Richmond County Sheriff's Office

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying two subjects wanted for questioning.  Investigators say the case involves entering an auto and card fraud which happened at Carolina Ale House. 

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying two subjects wanted for questioning.  Investigators say the case involves entering an auto and card fraud which happened at Carolina Ale House. 

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  • Man wanted for forgery in Richmond County

    Man wanted for forgery in Richmond County

    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:36 PM EDT2018-05-28 02:36:46 GMT
    Travis Wilson (Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Travis Wilson (Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    Travis Wilson (Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Travis Wilson (Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man wanted for forgery in the 1st degree.  Investigators say 29 year-old Travis Wilson is wanted for passing a fake 100 dollar bill on Sandbar Ferry Road.  Wilson is listed at 5'5 and 140 pounds.

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man wanted for forgery in the 1st degree.  Investigators say 29 year-old Travis Wilson is wanted for passing a fake 100 dollar bill on Sandbar Ferry Road.  Wilson is listed at 5'5 and 140 pounds.

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  • RCSO looking for man wanted for questioning in theft case

    RCSO looking for man wanted for questioning in theft case

    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-05-28 02:25:38 GMT
    Source: Richmond County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Richmond County Sheriff's Office
    Source: Richmond County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Richmond County Sheriff's Office

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a man wanted for questioning in a theft case.  The incident involves the theft of an LG cell phone from the C&M Food Mart on Peach Orchard Road.

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a man wanted for questioning in a theft case.  The incident involves the theft of an LG cell phone from the C&M Food Mart on Peach Orchard Road.

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  • Survivor Outreach Services Warrior Remembrance

    Survivor Outreach Services Warrior Remembrance

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:20 AM EDT2018-05-21 15:20:07 GMT
    Source: WXFGSource: WXFG
    Businesses learn more about military families moving to the CSRA (Source: WXFG)Businesses learn more about military families moving to the CSRA (Source: WXFG)

    The Fort Gordon Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) will host a Warrior Remembrance Ceremony.

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    The Fort Gordon Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) will host a Warrior Remembrance Ceremony.

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  • YMCA Trains CE Huffman

    YMCA Trains CE Huffman

    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:57 AM EDT2018-05-17 13:57:44 GMT

    As the summer gets closer, lots of people are focused on getting their bodies in-shape for vacations and the beach. Two professional trainers came by to help FOX 54 Anchor CE Huffman get his body together. 

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    As the summer gets closer, lots of people are focused on getting their bodies in-shape for vacations and the beach. Two professional trainers came by to help FOX 54 Anchor CE Huffman get his body together. 

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  • Augusta Green Jackets Game Canceled

    Augusta Green Jackets Game Canceled

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 10:23 AM EDT2018-05-15 14:23:00 GMT
    Augusta Greenjackets Source: WFXGAugusta Greenjackets Source: WFXG
    Augusta Greenjackets Source: WFXGAugusta Greenjackets Source: WFXG

    The Augusta GreenJackets had their final game of the series against the Greensboro Grasshoppers postponed due to rain. 

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    The Augusta GreenJackets had their final game of the series against the Greensboro Grasshoppers postponed due to rain. 

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  • RCSO: Man wanted for questioning in theft case

    RCSO: Man wanted for questioning in theft case

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 3:47 AM EDT2018-05-15 07:47:03 GMT
    Source: Richmond County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Richmond County Sheriff's Office
    Source: Richmond County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Richmond County Sheriff's Office

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man wanted for questioning in a theft case. Investigators say the man pictured in this article entered the fence at the Brown Road Self-Storage and Moving Supplies in Hephzibah. 

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man wanted for questioning in a theft case. Investigators say the man pictured in this article entered the fence at the Brown Road Self-Storage and Moving Supplies in Hephzibah. 

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  • Man wanted for questioning in Richmond Co. card fraud case

    Man wanted for questioning in Richmond Co. card fraud case

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 3:27 AM EDT2018-05-15 07:27:42 GMT
    Christopher Odom (Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Christopher Odom (Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    Christopher Odom (Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Christopher Odom (Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man wanted for questioning in a card fraud case.  They're searching for 32 year-old Christopher Odom right now.  He's listed at 5'09 and 190 pounds.  The incident happened at the Walmart on Wrightsboro Road on April 14.

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man wanted for questioning in a card fraud case.  They're searching for 32 year-old Christopher Odom right now.  He's listed at 5'09 and 190 pounds.  The incident happened at the Walmart on Wrightsboro Road on April 14.

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  • Subject wanted for questioning in Richmond Co. card theft case

    Subject wanted for questioning in Richmond Co. card theft case

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 3:17 AM EDT2018-05-15 07:17:45 GMT
    Source: Richmond County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Richmond County Sheriff's Office
    Source: Richmond County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Richmond County Sheriff's Office

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man wanted for questioning about a card theft case.  The incident happened at St. John Towers on Greene Street back on May 5.

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man wanted for questioning about a card theft case.  The incident happened at St. John Towers on Greene Street back on May 5.

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  • Columbia County Traffic Alert

    Columbia County Traffic Alert

    Monday, May 14 2018 9:38 AM EDT2018-05-14 13:38:21 GMT
    Columbia County; Source: WFXGColumbia County; Source: WFXG
    Columbia County; Source: WFXGColumbia County; Source: WFXG

    Pavement resurfacing will soon begin in parts of Columbia County Drivers should expect lane closures in the area of on Walton's Pass, Walton's Circle and Walton's Court during the project.

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    Pavement resurfacing will soon begin in parts of Columbia County Drivers should expect lane closures in the area of on Walton's Pass, Walton's Circle and Walton's Court during the project.

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  • Westminster Memory Care of Aiken Groundbreaking

    Westminster Memory Care of Aiken Groundbreaking

    Friday, May 11 2018 11:32 AM EDT2018-05-11 15:32:17 GMT
    Credit: City of AikenCredit: City of Aiken
    (Aiken city leaders discuss 1% sales tax) Credit: City of Aiken(Aiken city leaders discuss 1% sales tax) Credit: City of Aiken

    Westminster Memory Care will host their groundbreaking ceremony for the area’s “First All-Memory-Care-Community”.

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    Westminster Memory Care will host their groundbreaking ceremony for the area’s “First All-Memory-Care-Community”.

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  • Augusta Fire Department Family Emergency Day

    Augusta Fire Department Family Emergency Day

    Thursday, May 10 2018 9:54 AM EDT2018-05-10 13:54:39 GMT
    The Augusta Fire Department is inviting the public to join them for their 5th Annual Fire Emergency Day. The event will take place at the Augusta Mall Saturday, May 12, 2018 starting at 10 am. The event is free and will include 40 vendors with give-a-ways. The AFD will also provide safety demonstrations and free ID’s for all children. Participants can also adopt a pet from Augusta Animal Services. The event will be located near Starbucks, on the upper level in the mall.More >>
    The Augusta Fire Department is inviting the public to join them for their 5th Annual Fire Emergency Day. The event will take place at the Augusta Mall Saturday, May 12, 2018 starting at 10 am. The event is free and will include 40 vendors with give-a-ways. The AFD will also provide safety demonstrations and free ID’s for all children. Participants can also adopt a pet from Augusta Animal Services. The event will be located near Starbucks, on the upper level in the mall.More >>
  • Evans Belk Store Celebrates Mom

    Evans Belk Store Celebrates Mom

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 10:33 AM EDT2018-05-08 14:33:05 GMT

    The Belk Store in Evans is hosting a Mother's Day Celebration. On Saturday, May 12, 2018, everyone is invited to help celebrate mothers with bubbles, cookies, massages and mini pamper sessions. Clinique, Lauder and Lancôme will also offer facials, makeovers, and skincare treatments. Prior to day-of activities, shoppers will receive ‘Mom’s Wish List’ guides to make shopping for mom easier than ever.

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    The Belk Store in Evans is hosting a Mother's Day Celebration. On Saturday, May 12, 2018, everyone is invited to help celebrate mothers with bubbles, cookies, massages and mini pamper sessions. Clinique, Lauder and Lancôme will also offer facials, makeovers, and skincare treatments. Prior to day-of activities, shoppers will receive ‘Mom’s Wish List’ guides to make shopping for mom easier than ever.

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  • 11th annual Marine Mud Challenge at Fort Gordon

    11th annual Marine Mud Challenge at Fort Gordon

    Sunday, May 6 2018 11:04 PM EDT2018-05-07 03:04:01 GMT
    Source: WXFGSource: WXFG
    Businesses learn more about military families moving to the CSRA (Source: WXFG)Businesses learn more about military families moving to the CSRA (Source: WXFG)

    The Marine Corps Detachment of Fort Gordon will be hosting its 11th annual Marine Mud Challenge.  This will be on Saturday, May 12th at 8 a.m. with teams starting throughout the morning. The course is located at the corner of 19th Street and Chamberlain Avenue on Fort Gordon. 

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    The Marine Corps Detachment of Fort Gordon will be hosting its 11th annual Marine Mud Challenge.  This will be on Saturday, May 12th at 8 a.m. with teams starting throughout the morning. The course is located at the corner of 19th Street and Chamberlain Avenue on Fort Gordon. 

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  • CCSO looking for shoplifting suspect

    CCSO looking for shoplifting suspect

    Sunday, May 6 2018 10:56 PM EDT2018-05-07 02:56:46 GMT
    Source: Columbia County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Columbia County Sheriff's Office
    Source: Columbia County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Columbia County Sheriff's Office

    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is looking for a shoplifting suspect.  Investigators say the woman pictured in this article shoplifted two purses valued at $80. The incident reportedly happened at the Second Time Around on Washington Road. 

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    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is looking for a shoplifting suspect.  Investigators say the woman pictured in this article shoplifted two purses valued at $80. The incident reportedly happened at the Second Time Around on Washington Road. 

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  • Job fair at Fort Gordon next month

    Job fair at Fort Gordon next month

    Monday, April 23 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-04-23 04:15:56 GMT
    Source: WXFGSource: WXFG
    Businesses learn more about military families moving to the CSRA (Source: WXFG)Businesses learn more about military families moving to the CSRA (Source: WXFG)

    A job fair is going to be held at Fort Gordon next month.  It is open to the public and will be on Tuesday, May 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The 2018 Veterans Job and Career Expo will be held at the U.S. Army Reserve Center in Building 14401. 

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    A job fair is going to be held at Fort Gordon next month.  It is open to the public and will be on Tuesday, May 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The 2018 Veterans Job and Career Expo will be held at the U.S. Army Reserve Center in Building 14401. 

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  • CCSO searching for card fraud suspect

    CCSO searching for card fraud suspect

    Monday, April 23 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-04-23 04:10:07 GMT
    Source: Columbia County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Columbia County Sheriff's Office
    Source: Columbia County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Columbia County Sheriff's Office

    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a card fraud suspect. Investigators say the man pictured used a cloned debit card to buy Walmart gift cards at a self checkout counter at the Bobby Jones and Grovetown locations. 

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    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a card fraud suspect. Investigators say the man pictured used a cloned debit card to buy Walmart gift cards at a self checkout counter at the Bobby Jones and Grovetown locations. 

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  • Subject wanted for questioning in Richmond co. forgery case

    Subject wanted for questioning in Richmond co. forgery case

    Monday, April 23 2018 12:01 AM EDT2018-04-23 04:01:14 GMT
    Source: Richmond County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Richmond County Sheriff's Office
    Source: Richmond County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Richmond County Sheriff's Office

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a subject.  The woman pictured in the article is wanted for questioning in a forgery case. 

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a subject.  The woman pictured in the article is wanted for questioning in a forgery case. 

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  • Library is dedicated in honor of an elementary school Teacher

    Library is dedicated in honor of an elementary school Teacher

    Monday, April 16 2018 10:16 PM EDT2018-04-17 02:16:56 GMT
    Grovetown is getting a new library. It's a long-time passion project come true for a 90 year-old former school teacher.Rosa Lee Owens got to see the first phase of her dream come true – as the land for the Grovetown Library was dedicated in her honor.She hopes the space right behind city hall will become a beacon of community. Rosa fund raised for years to get a library here.Her family tells Fox 54 the former elementary school teacher also played a role in establishing the first...More >>
    Grovetown is getting a new library. It's a long-time passion project come true for a 90 year-old former school teacher.Rosa Lee Owens got to see the first phase of her dream come true – as the land for the Grovetown Library was dedicated in her honor.She hopes the space right behind city hall will become a beacon of community. Rosa fund raised for years to get a library here.Her family tells Fox 54 the former elementary school teacher also played a role in establishing the first...More >>
  • Man wanted for property damage in Richmond County

    Man wanted for property damage in Richmond County

    Sunday, April 15 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-04-16 03:46:29 GMT
    Source: Richmond County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Richmond County Sheriff's Office
    Source: Richmond County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Richmond County Sheriff's Office

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man wanted for criminal damage to property 1st degree. Investigators say the incident happened at the Barnyard Flea market on Doug Bernard Parkway.  The suspect pictured allegedly used a rake to strike a car while a woman and a child were inside. 

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man wanted for criminal damage to property 1st degree. Investigators say the incident happened at the Barnyard Flea market on Doug Bernard Parkway.  The suspect pictured allegedly used a rake to strike a car while a woman and a child were inside. 

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  • Man wanted in Richmond County for card fraud

    Man wanted in Richmond County for card fraud

    Sunday, April 15 2018 11:35 PM EDT2018-04-16 03:35:55 GMT
    Source: Richmond County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Richmond County Sheriff's Office
    Source: Richmond County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Richmond County Sheriff's Office

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man wanted for card fraud. Investigators say 31 year-old Jovan Aaron Coney is wanted for two counts of financial transaction card fraud.  He is listed at 6'2 and 315 pounds.

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man wanted for card fraud. Investigators say 31 year-old Jovan Aaron Coney is wanted for two counts of financial transaction card fraud.  He is listed at 6'2 and 315 pounds.

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  • Georgia's Lt. Governor to visit Martinez this month

    Georgia's Lt. Governor to visit Martinez this month

    Sunday, April 15 2018 11:26 PM EDT2018-04-16 03:26:12 GMT

    Georgia Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle will be in the CSRA this month.  Cagle is one of the Republican candidates for Governor. His bus tour will stop in Martinez on April 30.  This will be at Sunrise Grill  on Washington Road from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. 

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    Georgia Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle will be in the CSRA this month.  Cagle is one of the Republican candidates for Governor. His bus tour will stop in Martinez on April 30.  This will be at Sunrise Grill  on Washington Road from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. 

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  • Aiken Camellia Society Show on Saturday

    Aiken Camellia Society Show on Saturday

    Friday, April 6 2018 9:36 AM EDT2018-04-06 13:36:05 GMT
    (Source: File photo / WFXG)(Source: File photo / WFXG)
    (Source: File photo / WFXG)(Source: File photo / WFXG)

    If you want the chance to see some of the best blossoms in town -- Aiken Camellia Society is holding their show on Saturday. Camellia blossoms can be entered in competition between 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Judging begins at 11 a.m. The public is welcome to come by and see the flowers from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Aiken First Presbyterian Church. The event is free to the public. Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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    If you want the chance to see some of the best blossoms in town -- Aiken Camellia Society is holding their show on Saturday. Camellia blossoms can be entered in competition between 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Judging begins at 11 a.m. The public is welcome to come by and see the flowers from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Aiken First Presbyterian Church. The event is free to the public. Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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  • USC Aiken Community Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration on Sunday

    USC Aiken Community Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration on Sunday

    Friday, April 6 2018 9:36 AM EDT2018-04-06 13:36:05 GMT
    (Source: USC Aiken)(Source: USC Aiken)
    (Source: USC Aiken)(Source: USC Aiken)
    Community members and two college students will be recognized for human and civil rights work on Sunday. USC Aiken and Aiken Technical College will have their Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 3 p.m. The event is open to the public. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
    Community members and two college students will be recognized for human and civil rights work on Sunday. USC Aiken and Aiken Technical College will have their Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 3 p.m. The event is open to the public. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Bamberg family court employee charged with embezzlement

    Bamberg family court employee charged with embezzlement

    Friday, April 6 2018 9:36 AM EDT2018-04-06 13:36:05 GMT
    Agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division arrested an employee with Bamberg County Family Court in connection with missing funds. Caroline Angela Raysor, 46, was charged with embezzlement of public funds with a value of over $10,000. The case was investigated by SLED at the request of the Bamberg County Sheriff's Office. Raysor was booked at the Bamberg County Detention Center. Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
    Agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division arrested an employee with Bamberg County Family Court in connection with missing funds. Caroline Angela Raysor, 46, was charged with embezzlement of public funds with a value of over $10,000. The case was investigated by SLED at the request of the Bamberg County Sheriff's Office. Raysor was booked at the Bamberg County Detention Center. Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Augusta veteran can see for first time in 40 years thanks to new technology

    Augusta veteran can see for first time in 40 years thanks to new technology

    Friday, April 6 2018 9:36 AM EDT2018-04-06 13:36:02 GMT
    Joseph Johnson visits the Navy museum with his new "eyes" (WFXG)Joseph Johnson visits the Navy museum with his new "eyes" (WFXG)
    Joseph Johnson visits the Navy museum with his new "eyes" (WFXG)Joseph Johnson visits the Navy museum with his new "eyes" (WFXG)

    An 80-year old Navy veteran can finally see again. After losing his vision to macular degeneration 40 years ago, a new technology is giving Joseph Johnson his sight back.

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    An 80-year old Navy veteran can finally see again. After losing his vision to macular degeneration 40 years ago, a new technology is giving Joseph Johnson his sight back.

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  • Walk to raise awareness on eating disorders coming to Augusta

    Walk to raise awareness on eating disorders coming to Augusta

    Friday, April 6 2018 9:36 AM EDT2018-04-06 13:36:01 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG
    The National Eating Disorders Association(NEDA) and its national walk sponsor, Aerie, have teamed up to hold the 1st annual Augusta NEDA walk. The walk will take place on November 4 at Lake Olmstead Park. They are hoping to raise awareness for the seriousness of eating disorders, and build a supportive community around it. In the U.S. 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from clinically diagnosed eating disorders. The walk starts at 10 a.m. with registration beginning at 9 a...More >>
    The National Eating Disorders Association(NEDA) and its national walk sponsor, Aerie, have teamed up to hold the 1st annual Augusta NEDA walk. The walk will take place on November 4 at Lake Olmstead Park. They are hoping to raise awareness for the seriousness of eating disorders, and build a supportive community around it. In the U.S. 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from clinically diagnosed eating disorders. The walk starts at 10 a.m. with registration beginning at 9 a...More >>
  • Aquinas vs. Laney marks 50th anniversary of integrated football in Richmond County

    Aquinas vs. Laney marks 50th anniversary of integrated football in Richmond County

    Friday, April 6 2018 9:35 AM EDT2018-04-06 13:35:59 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG
    A historical football game is set for Friday night in Richmond County. Laney will be playing at Aquinas in a game marks the 50th anniversary of the first integrated football game in Richmond County. Tonight there will be festivities and a halftime ceremony to honor those who played in that game. It's shaping up to be a good one on the gridiron as well, last year Aquinas won on a game-winning field goal as time expired. Kickoff is at 7:30. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights rese...More >>
    A historical football game is set for Friday night in Richmond County. Laney will be playing at Aquinas in a game marks the 50th anniversary of the first integrated football game in Richmond County. Tonight there will be festivities and a halftime ceremony to honor those who played in that game. It's shaping up to be a good one on the gridiron as well, last year Aquinas won on a game-winning field goal as time expired. Kickoff is at 7:30. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights rese...More >>
  • VPSA boil water advisory in effect

    VPSA boil water advisory in effect

    Friday, April 6 2018 9:35 AM EDT2018-04-06 13:35:58 GMT
    boil water advisory; Source: WFXGboil water advisory; Source: WFXG
    boil water advisory; Source: WFXGboil water advisory; Source: WFXG
    A boil water advisory is in effect for customers of VPSA. The General Manager advises the customers of Valley Public Service Authority Water System residing in the area between Highway 421 and Stormbranch Road, including Old Stormbranch Road, Old Cherokee Road, Willingham Drive, Westside Drive and Diamond Street, to boil water vigorously for at least one minute before usage. The boil water advisory is in effect until further notice. The reason for the boil water advisory is because...More >>
    A boil water advisory is in effect for customers of VPSA. The General Manager advises the customers of Valley Public Service Authority Water System residing in the area between Highway 421 and Stormbranch Road, including Old Stormbranch Road, Old Cherokee Road, Willingham Drive, Westside Drive and Diamond Street, to boil water vigorously for at least one minute before usage. The boil water advisory is in effect until further notice. The reason for the boil water advisory is because...More >>
  • USC Aiken professor hosting eclipse event

    USC Aiken professor hosting eclipse event

    Friday, April 6 2018 9:35 AM EDT2018-04-06 13:35:57 GMT
    USC Aiken Professor Neil Miller is hosting a history of eclipses event on Monday. The event will be held at the Aiken County Library on Chesterfield Street. Miller, an instructor of physics, will share the history of eclipses and how to safely view the Eclipse on August 21st. He will also suggest the best local spots to catch the eclipse. The event starts at 2:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved. More >>
    USC Aiken Professor Neil Miller is hosting a history of eclipses event on Monday. The event will be held at the Aiken County Library on Chesterfield Street. Miller, an instructor of physics, will share the history of eclipses and how to safely view the Eclipse on August 21st. He will also suggest the best local spots to catch the eclipse. The event starts at 2:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Rep. Rick Allen to speak at Augusta-Richmond County GOP breakfast

    Rep. Rick Allen to speak at Augusta-Richmond County GOP breakfast

    Friday, April 6 2018 9:35 AM EDT2018-04-06 13:35:57 GMT
    Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA) (source: Rick Allen official website)Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA) (source: Rick Allen official website)
    Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA) (source: Rick Allen official website)Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA) (source: Rick Allen official website)
    Representative Rick Allen will be speaking at the Augusta-Richmond County GOP breakfast on Saturday morning. The breakfast will be at the Baymont Inn on Gordon Highway and start at 9 a.m. The breakfast costs $10 to attend. Rep. Allen will be speaking about local and national politics at the breakfast. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved. More >>
    Representative Rick Allen will be speaking at the Augusta-Richmond County GOP breakfast on Saturday morning. The breakfast will be at the Baymont Inn on Gordon Highway and start at 9 a.m. The breakfast costs $10 to attend. Rep. Allen will be speaking about local and national politics at the breakfast. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Richmond County schools to release early for Eclipse Day August 21

    Richmond County schools to release early for Eclipse Day August 21

    Friday, April 6 2018 9:35 AM EDT2018-04-06 13:35:57 GMT
    Richmond Co. Board of Education walk thru (WFXG)Richmond Co. Board of Education walk thru (WFXG)
    Richmond County Schools (WFXG)Richmond County Schools (WFXG)
    The Richmond County school system will release early on August 21. School will let out at 11 a.m. on August 21. Tier 1 dismissal will start at 10:45 a.m., Tier 2 at 11:30 a.m. and Tier 3 at 12:15 p.m. All in-school and after school care will continue as normal, except for those staffed by individual schools. Augusta will experience a total solar eclipse at approximately 2:40 p.m. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved. More >>
    The Richmond County school system will release early on August 21. School will let out at 11 a.m. on August 21. Tier 1 dismissal will start at 10:45 a.m., Tier 2 at 11:30 a.m. and Tier 3 at 12:15 p.m. All in-school and after school care will continue as normal, except for those staffed by individual schools. Augusta will experience a total solar eclipse at approximately 2:40 p.m. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Former SC Rep Chris Corley still facing felony charges

    Former SC Rep Chris Corley still facing felony charges

    Friday, April 6 2018 9:35 AM EDT2018-04-06 13:35:55 GMT
    SC Rep. Chris Corley (source: Aiken County Detention Center)SC Rep. Chris Corley (source: Aiken County Detention Center)
    SC Rep. Chris Corley (source: Aiken County Detention Center)SC Rep. Chris Corley (source: Aiken County Detention Center)
    The South Carolina Attorney General's Office is still prosecuting former state legislator Chris Coley, accused of beating his wife. Even though Chris Corley's wife requested to have the charges dropped, the former Aiken Rep faces a felony aggravated domestic violence charge. He could spend up to 20 years in prison for it. Corley's trial is set for August 7th. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved. More >>
    The South Carolina Attorney General's Office is still prosecuting former state legislator Chris Coley, accused of beating his wife. Even though Chris Corley's wife requested to have the charges dropped, the former Aiken Rep faces a felony aggravated domestic violence charge. He could spend up to 20 years in prison for it. Corley's trial is set for August 7th. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved. More >>
  • GDOT deep patching on Columbia Road

    GDOT deep patching on Columbia Road

    Friday, April 6 2018 9:35 AM EDT2018-04-06 13:35:55 GMT
    Source: WFXG GraphicsSource: WFXG Graphics
    Source: WFXG GraphicsSource: WFXG Graphics
    Georgia DOT maintenance workers plan to patch an eastbound section of State Route 232/Columbia Road between Lewiston Road and Tudor Branch on Monday. This should only take a single day if weather permits. Work hours are roughly 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Expect delays and drive alert in the work zone. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved. More >>
    Georgia DOT maintenance workers plan to patch an eastbound section of State Route 232/Columbia Road between Lewiston Road and Tudor Branch on Monday. This should only take a single day if weather permits. Work hours are roughly 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Expect delays and drive alert in the work zone. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Gordon Lakes Golf Club dubbed best golf course in the army

    Gordon Lakes Golf Club dubbed best golf course in the army

    Friday, April 6 2018 9:35 AM EDT2018-04-06 13:35:55 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG
    It's no secret that Augusta is known for what many call the nicest golf course in the world. Only about 20 minutes away though, is the golf course the Army has dubbed the best in the entire branch. A quiet cruise through the foliage along Gordon Lakes makes it easy to forget you're on a military post. Sharing the same Georgia landscape as Augusta National, the feeling is very reminiscent. The fairways are wide open, island greens and fountains have given Gordon Lakes the distinctio...More >>
    It's no secret that Augusta is known for what many call the nicest golf course in the world. Only about 20 minutes away though, is the golf course the Army has dubbed the best in the entire branch. A quiet cruise through the foliage along Gordon Lakes makes it easy to forget you're on a military post. Sharing the same Georgia landscape as Augusta National, the feeling is very reminiscent. The fairways are wide open, island greens and fountains have given Gordon Lakes the distinctio...More >>
  • Augusta Pride announces National HIV Testing Day events

    Augusta Pride announces National HIV Testing Day events

    Friday, April 6 2018 9:35 AM EDT2018-04-06 13:35:54 GMT
    Augusta Pride has announced their National HIV Testing Day events: Friday, June 23rd 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Augusta Commons Saturday, June 24th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Augusta Commons Sunday, June 25th 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Paine College Heal Complex Tuesday, June 27th 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Walgreens on Wrightsboro Road Tuesday, June 27th 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Walgreens on Peach Orchard Road Wednesday, June 28 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. at Walgreens on Peach Orchard Road Copyright 2017...More >>
    Augusta Pride has announced their National HIV Testing Day events: Friday, June 23rd 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Augusta Commons Saturday, June 24th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Augusta Commons Sunday, June 25th 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Paine College Heal Complex Tuesday, June 27th 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Walgreens on Wrightsboro Road Tuesday, June 27th 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Walgreens on Peach Orchard Road Wednesday, June 28 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. at Walgreens on Peach Orchard Road Copyright 2017...More >>
  • Woman wanted for questioning in theft case

    Woman wanted for questioning in theft case

    Friday, April 6 2018 9:30 AM EDT2018-04-06 13:30:56 GMT
    Source: Richmond County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Richmond County Sheriff's Office
    Source: Richmond County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Richmond County Sheriff's Office

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect wanted for questioning in a theft case. On March 28 at around 5:30 p.m., investigators say the woman pictured set up a meeting in front of Chipotle on Robert C. Daniel Parkway to buy a cell phone from the victim. 

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect wanted for questioning in a theft case. On March 28 at around 5:30 p.m., investigators say the woman pictured set up a meeting in front of Chipotle on Robert C. Daniel Parkway to buy a cell phone from the victim. 

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  • Columbia Co. Sheriff's Office looking for theft suspect

    Columbia Co. Sheriff's Office looking for theft suspect

    Friday, April 6 2018 8:36 AM EDT2018-04-06 12:36:54 GMT

    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is looking for a theft suspect. The incident happened at the Walmart in Grovetown on Steiner Way.  At around 10 p.m. on March 27, investigators say the man pictured took $100 left at the self-checkout by the victim. 

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    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is looking for a theft suspect. The incident happened at the Walmart in Grovetown on Steiner Way.  At around 10 p.m. on March 27, investigators say the man pictured took $100 left at the self-checkout by the victim. 

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