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  • 66-year-old dies after house fire in Richmond County

    66-year-old dies after house fire in Richmond County

    Saturday, September 22 2018 9:36 PM EDT2018-09-23 01:36:30 GMT
    House fire on Clairmont Ct. in Augusta 9/22/18 (WFXG)House fire on Clairmont Ct. in Augusta 9/22/18 (WFXG)

    A man is dead after being pulled out of a structure fire in Augusta Saturday afternoon.  Augusta Fire spokesperson Michael Myers tells FOX 54 the incident happened shortly after 4:30 p.m. in the 2100 block of Clairmont Court.

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    A man is dead after being pulled out of a structure fire in Augusta Saturday afternoon.  Augusta Fire spokesperson Michael Myers tells FOX 54 the incident happened shortly after 4:30 p.m. in the 2100 block of Clairmont Court.

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  • Bond denied for suspect in Jehossee Drive standoff

    Saturday, September 22 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-09-22 22:44:39 GMT

    Aiken Department of Public Safety Spokesperson, Lt. Jake Mahoney tells FOX 54 Demetrius Andrades is in custody and now faces three counts of assault and attempted murder.  A judge denied bond for the 41 year old Aiken man Saturday morning.  Several agencies responded to the incident Friday night, after police responded to reports of a man walking down Jehossee Drive with a gun. When police arrived Andrades started shooting at police, he then barricaded himself in...

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    Aiken Department of Public Safety Spokesperson, Lt. Jake Mahoney tells FOX 54 Demetrius Andrades is in custody and now faces three counts of assault and attempted murder.  A judge denied bond for the 41 year old Aiken man Saturday morning.  Several agencies responded to the incident Friday night, after police responded to reports of a man walking down Jehossee Drive with a gun. When police arrived Andrades started shooting at police, he then barricaded himself in...

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  • National POW/MIA Recognition Day: Local vets share their stories at Fort Gordon ceremony

    National POW/MIA Recognition Day: Local vets share their stories at Fort Gordon ceremony

    Friday, September 21 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-09-21 21:53:52 GMT

    A POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony was held Friday, Sept. 21 at Fort Gordon, in conjunction with the national recognition, to honor and remember the sacrifices by prisoners of war and those declared missing in action. The day is a national observance held on the third Friday of September each year.  WFXG FOX 54's Jasmine Anderson was at Fort Gordon as folks gathered at the POW/MIA monument located at the intersection of Kilbourne Street and Chamberlain Ave. Retired Colonel...

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    A POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony was held Friday, Sept. 21 at Fort Gordon, in conjunction with the national recognition, to honor and remember the sacrifices by prisoners of war and those declared missing in action. The day is a national observance held on the third Friday of September each year.  WFXG FOX 54's Jasmine Anderson was at Fort Gordon as folks gathered at the POW/MIA monument located at the intersection of Kilbourne Street and Chamberlain Ave. Retired Colonel...

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  • Richmond County Commission holds EMS zoning workshop

    Richmond County Commission holds EMS zoning workshop

    Friday, September 21 2018 10:10 PM EDT2018-09-22 02:10:49 GMT
    Gold Cross ambulance (WFXG)Gold Cross ambulance (WFXG)
    Gold Cross ambulance (WFXG)Gold Cross ambulance (WFXG)

    The saga over who provides ambulance services in Augusta is far from over, according to some commissioners. Others say a workshop held Friday helped answer some questions.

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    The saga over who provides ambulance services in Augusta is far from over, according to some commissioners. Others say a workshop held Friday helped answer some questions.

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  • UPDATE: Suspect in standoff with Aiken police in custody

    UPDATE: Suspect in standoff with Aiken police in custody

    Friday, September 21 2018 10:05 PM EDT2018-09-22 02:05:05 GMT
    Scene on Jehossee Dr. SE in Aiken where a man is barricaded inside a home (WFXG)Scene on Jehossee Dr. SE in Aiken where a man is barricaded inside a home (WFXG)

    A man is in custody after a 5-hour standoff with police in Aiken. According to Lt. Jake Mahoney, Aiken Public Safety received calls at around 3 p.m. saying a man was walking down Jehossee Dr. SE firing shots into the air.

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    A man is in custody after a 5-hour standoff with police in Aiken. According to Lt. Jake Mahoney, Aiken Public Safety received calls at around 3 p.m. saying a man was walking down Jehossee Dr. SE firing shots into the air.

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  • UPDATE: Augusta mother and 14-month-old daughter found

    UPDATE: Augusta mother and 14-month-old daughter found

    Friday, September 21 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-09-22 01:05:35 GMT
    Larhonda Williams (left) and Alexis Williams (right) (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Larhonda Williams (left) and Alexis Williams (right) (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help finding a missing woman and her young daughter. Larhonda Dacole Williams, 27 years old, and her 14-month-old daughter, Alexis, were last seen at 10 a.m. Friday at their home on the 2800 block of Nighthawk Dr.

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help finding a missing woman and her young daughter. Larhonda Dacole Williams, 27 years old, and her 14-month-old daughter, Alexis, were last seen at 10 a.m. Friday at their home on the 2800 block of Nighthawk Dr.

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  • Investigators: North Augusta man arrested for sexually assaulting 7-year-old girl

    Investigators: North Augusta man arrested for sexually assaulting 7-year-old girl

    Friday, September 21 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-09-22 00:06:36 GMT
    Andrew Scott Todd (source: Aiken County Detention Center)Andrew Scott Todd (source: Aiken County Detention Center)
    Andrew Scott Todd (source: Aiken County Detention Center)Andrew Scott Todd (source: Aiken County Detention Center)

    A North Augusta man has been arrested for alleged sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl. According to an incident report form the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, the assault happened on Sept. 15 at a small retention pond near the intersection of Audubon Cir. and Lehigh Ave.

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    A North Augusta man has been arrested for alleged sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl. According to an incident report form the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, the assault happened on Sept. 15 at a small retention pond near the intersection of Audubon Cir. and Lehigh Ave.

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  • Ft. Gordon: 12-year-old girl stole father's vehicle, crashed through Gate 5

    Ft. Gordon: 12-year-old girl stole father's vehicle, crashed through Gate 5

    Friday, September 21 2018 5:55 PM EDT2018-09-21 21:55:28 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    Sometime before 4 p.m. Friday, Military Police and Richmond County deputies stopped a vehicle on Tobacco Rd. just outside Gate 5. According to Ft. Gordon's press office, a 12-year-old girl stole her father's vehicle on Ft. Gordon.

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    Sometime before 4 p.m. Friday, Military Police and Richmond County deputies stopped a vehicle on Tobacco Rd. just outside Gate 5. According to Ft. Gordon's press office, a 12-year-old girl stole her father's vehicle on Ft. Gordon.

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  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash on I-20 with entrapment leaves one lane closed

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash on I-20 with entrapment leaves one lane closed

    Friday, September 21 2018 11:47 AM EDT2018-09-21 15:47:00 GMT
    River Road is closed from Hwy 80 through Collins Rd (Pixabay)River Road is closed from Hwy 80 through Collins Rd (Pixabay)
    River Road is closed from Hwy 80 through Collins Rd (Pixabay)River Road is closed from Hwy 80 through Collins Rd (Pixabay)
    There has been a crash reported on I-20 EB by Exit 5 in North Augusta with an entrapment.  SC Highway Patrol is receiving assistance from the North Augusta Department of Public Safety at this time. Avoid this area if possible.  Stay with FOX 54 s as we bring you more information as it becomes available.  Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
    There has been a crash reported on I-20 EB by Exit 5 in North Augusta with an entrapment.  SC Highway Patrol is receiving assistance from the North Augusta Department of Public Safety at this time. Avoid this area if possible.  Stay with FOX 54 s as we bring you more information as it becomes available.  Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
  • 3rd Annual CSRA Food Truck Festival Comes to Augusta Commons

    3rd Annual CSRA Food Truck Festival Comes to Augusta Commons

    Friday, September 21 2018 10:07 AM EDT2018-09-21 14:07:17 GMT
    CSRA Food Truck Fest logo (WFXG)CSRA Food Truck Fest logo (WFXG)

    CSRA Food Truck Fest returns this year to host its Third Annual Food Truck Festival benefiting United Way of the CSRA in support of Hunger Action Month.

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    CSRA Food Truck Fest returns this year to host its Third Annual Food Truck Festival benefiting United Way of the CSRA in support of Hunger Action Month.

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  • Columbia County's State of the Community Address

    Columbia County's State of the Community Address

    Thursday, September 20 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-09-21 02:49:48 GMT

    People got a chance to hear the direction Columbia County is heading at the State of the Community Address on Thursday. Everything from the school system to renovation plans were discussed.

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    People got a chance to hear the direction Columbia County is heading at the State of the Community Address on Thursday. Everything from the school system to renovation plans were discussed.

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  • Venisha Brown, daughter of the Godfather of Soul, dead at 53

    Venisha Brown, daughter of the Godfather of Soul, dead at 53

    Thursday, September 20 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-09-21 02:14:13 GMT

    Another chapter in the storied past of the God father of Soul, James Brown, has closed. One of his daughters, 53-year-old Venisha Brown, died at the Augusta University Health Medical Center in Augusta Wednesday evening due to complications from pneumonia.

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    Another chapter in the storied past of the God father of Soul, James Brown, has closed. One of his daughters, 53-year-old Venisha Brown, died at the Augusta University Health Medical Center in Augusta Wednesday evening due to complications from pneumonia.

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  • Grovetown woman says she and friend were stabbed by Uber driver

    Grovetown woman says she and friend were stabbed by Uber driver

    Thursday, September 20 2018 9:51 PM EDT2018-09-21 01:51:29 GMT
    Stab wounds suffered by Amber Teahon (source: Amber TeahonStab wounds suffered by Amber Teahon (source: Amber Teahon

    We are following a frightening story involving an Uber driver and her passengers. One of those passengers says she was stabbed by the driver on Sunday.

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    We are following a frightening story involving an Uber driver and her passengers. One of those passengers says she was stabbed by the driver on Sunday.

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  • Alison South Marketing Group rebrands local nonprofit in 24 hours

    Alison South Marketing Group rebrands local nonprofit in 24 hours

    Thursday, September 20 2018 7:50 PM EDT2018-09-20 23:50:04 GMT
    Creative Dash countdown in the window of Alison Market Group. (WFXG)Creative Dash countdown in the window of Alison Market Group. (WFXG)
    Creative Dash countdown in the window of Alison Market Group. (WFXG)Creative Dash countdown in the window of Alison Market Group. (WFXG)

    Alison South Marketing is holding its 3rd annual creative dash. Throughout the dash, the group works 24 hours straight to completely rebrand a local nonprofit organization.

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    Alison South Marketing is holding its 3rd annual creative dash. Throughout the dash, the group works 24 hours straight to completely rebrand a local nonprofit organization.

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  • 3rd Annual CSRA Food Truck Festival Coming to Augusta Commons

    3rd Annual CSRA Food Truck Festival Coming to Augusta Commons

    Thursday, September 20 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-09-20 21:59:49 GMT
    CSRA Food Truck Fest logo (WFXG)CSRA Food Truck Fest logo (WFXG)
    CSRA Food Truck Fest logo (WFXG)CSRA Food Truck Fest logo (WFXG)

    CSRA Food Truck Fest returns Sept. 29 from 12-6 p.m. to host its 3rd Annual Food Truck Festival benefiting United Way of the CSRA in relation of Hunger Action Month.

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    CSRA Food Truck Fest returns Sept. 29 from 12-6 p.m. to host its 3rd Annual Food Truck Festival benefiting United Way of the CSRA in relation of Hunger Action Month.

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  • Suspect wanted in Starnes St. assault

    Suspect wanted in Starnes St. assault

    Thursday, September 20 2018 4:33 PM EDT2018-09-20 20:33:19 GMT
    Earl Jamahl Spencer (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Earl Jamahl Spencer (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    Earl Jamahl Spencer (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Earl Jamahl Spencer (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for an assault suspect. Earl Jamahl Spencer, 31 years old, is wanted for an assault that happened July 2 on Starnes St.

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for an assault suspect. Earl Jamahl Spencer, 31 years old, is wanted for an assault that happened July 2 on Starnes St.

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  • 17 Zaxby’s in Augusta area to host fundraiser for disaster relief efforts on Thursday, Sept. 20

    17 Zaxby’s in Augusta area to host fundraiser for disaster relief efforts on Thursday, Sept. 20

    Thursday, September 20 2018 2:24 PM EDT2018-09-20 18:24:03 GMT
    Seventeen Zaxby’s in the Augusta area will host a fundraising event on Thursday, Sept. 20, with 10 percent of sales from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. being donated to the American Red Cross. Guests are also able to donate to the American Red Cross by visiting redcross.org/zaxbys. In 2017, Zaxby’s raised more than $200,000 through similar fundraiser efforts for hurricane disaster relief after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.   17 Zaxby’s restaurants located at: &b...More >>
    Seventeen Zaxby’s in the Augusta area will host a fundraising event on Thursday, Sept. 20, with 10 percent of sales from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. being donated to the American Red Cross. Guests are also able to donate to the American Red Cross by visiting redcross.org/zaxbys. In 2017, Zaxby’s raised more than $200,000 through similar fundraiser efforts for hurricane disaster relief after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.   17 Zaxby’s restaurants located at: &b...More >>
  • Interactive slider tool shows before and after images of damage from Hurricane Florence

    Interactive slider tool shows before and after images of damage from Hurricane Florence

    Thursday, September 20 2018 11:06 AM EDT2018-09-20 15:06:12 GMT
    Slider tool showing before and after Hurricane Florence images in Topsail Beach, NC (WFXG)Slider tool showing before and after Hurricane Florence images in Topsail Beach, NC (WFXG)
    Slider tool showing before and after Hurricane Florence images in Topsail Beach, NC (WFXG)Slider tool showing before and after Hurricane Florence images in Topsail Beach, NC (WFXG)

    An interactive slider bar mapping tool showed before and after satellite images in several areas of the Carolinas devastated by Hurricane Florence. The tool shows the extent of wind and storm surge damage at the coast and the extent off flood damage far inland.

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    An interactive slider bar mapping tool showed before and after satellite images in several areas of the Carolinas devastated by Hurricane Florence. The tool shows the extent of wind and storm surge damage at the coast and the extent off flood damage far inland.

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  • Wind and solar energy are making rapid increases into the U.S. energy grid

    Wind and solar energy are making rapid increases into the U.S. energy grid

    Thursday, September 20 2018 10:52 AM EDT2018-09-20 14:52:22 GMT
    Renewable Electricity Growth in Georgia (Climate Central)Renewable Electricity Growth in Georgia (Climate Central)
    Renewable Electricity Growth in Georgia (Climate Central)Renewable Electricity Growth in Georgia (Climate Central)

    Since the start of the decade, wind capacity across the U.S. has more than doubled, and the cost to install solar energy has fallen 70 percent. Solar and wind electricity generation in the U.S. are growing rapidly.

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    Since the start of the decade, wind capacity across the U.S. has more than doubled, and the cost to install solar energy has fallen 70 percent. Solar and wind electricity generation in the U.S. are growing rapidly.

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  • Car strikes school in Richmond County; no students injured

    Car strikes school in Richmond County; no students injured

    Thursday, September 20 2018 9:34 AM EDT2018-09-20 13:34:43 GMT

    Richmond County Deputies are on the scene of an accident with injuries that occurred at Tobacco Road at Gracewood Drive. A white Toyota traveling east on Tobacco Road collided with a silver Toyota pulling out from Gracewood Drive. After the impact, the driver of the white Toyota left the roadway and struck the school. There were children in the classrooms when the building was hit, but the damage was to the building only and no children were harmed. Both drivers were transported ...

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    Richmond County Deputies are on the scene of an accident with injuries that occurred at Tobacco Road at Gracewood Drive. A white Toyota traveling east on Tobacco Road collided with a silver Toyota pulling out from Gracewood Drive. After the impact, the driver of the white Toyota left the roadway and struck the school. There were children in the classrooms when the building was hit, but the damage was to the building only and no children were harmed. Both drivers were transported ...

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  • Construction on East Robinson Ave nearing completion

    Construction on East Robinson Ave nearing completion

    Thursday, September 20 2018 7:54 AM EDT2018-09-20 11:54:07 GMT
    Construction on East Robinson has been going on for 2 years and is finally nearing completion (Source: WFXG)Construction on East Robinson has been going on for 2 years and is finally nearing completion (Source: WFXG)
    Construction on East Robinson has been going on for 2 years and is finally nearing completion (Source: WFXG)Construction on East Robinson has been going on for 2 years and is finally nearing completion (Source: WFXG)
    Construction on East Robinson Avenue has been going on for two years now and is finally nearing completion. Robinson Ave goes to Gate 2 at Fort Gordon and is highly traveled so this construction has been less than ideal for many drivers.  The state identified issues with the road and have been working on it for two years now. The funding for this project comes from the TSPLOST fund.  There will be some new additions that City Administrator, John Waller, says will be b...More >>
    Construction on East Robinson Avenue has been going on for two years now and is finally nearing completion. Robinson Ave goes to Gate 2 at Fort Gordon and is highly traveled so this construction has been less than ideal for many drivers.  The state identified issues with the road and have been working on it for two years now. The funding for this project comes from the TSPLOST fund.  There will be some new additions that City Administrator, John Waller, says will be b...More >>
  • UPDATE: All lanes back open after burning vehicle backs up traffic on I-20

    UPDATE: All lanes back open after burning vehicle backs up traffic on I-20

    Thursday, September 20 2018 7:33 AM EDT2018-09-20 11:33:14 GMT
    Burning vehicle on I-20 near Exit 199. onramp (WFXG)Burning vehicle on I-20 near Exit 199. onramp (WFXG)

    A vehicle fire has traffic backed up on I-20 near the Savannah River. 

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    A vehicle fire has traffic backed up on I-20 near the Savannah River. 

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  • Cancer patients and survivors enjoy the 15th annual "Spa Day"

    Cancer patients and survivors enjoy the 15th annual "Spa Day"

    Thursday, September 20 2018 6:26 AM EDT2018-09-20 10:26:15 GMT
    One of the massage rooms in Tuscany Spa (WFXG)One of the massage rooms in Tuscany Spa (WFXG)

    Around 90 women came out to Tuscany Spa in Evans for the 15th annual Spa Day for gynecological cancer patients and survivors on Sept. 19. The spa day was fully paid for by the CSRA Gynecological cancer survivors support group. This event is put on every year and gives survivors and patients a chance to escape reality, even just for a day. Dr. Sharad Ghamande, Director of Gynecological Oncology at the Georgia Cancer Center, said, "The event gives these women a chance to express th...

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    Around 90 women came out to Tuscany Spa in Evans for the 15th annual Spa Day for gynecological cancer patients and survivors on Sept. 19. The spa day was fully paid for by the CSRA Gynecological cancer survivors support group. This event is put on every year and gives survivors and patients a chance to escape reality, even just for a day. Dr. Sharad Ghamande, Director of Gynecological Oncology at the Georgia Cancer Center, said, "The event gives these women a chance to express th...

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  • Columbia County Chamber of Commerce will address counties growth and goals

    Columbia County Chamber of Commerce will address counties growth and goals

    Thursday, September 20 2018 5:41 AM EDT2018-09-20 09:41:34 GMT

    The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce will host the eighth annual State of the Community Address where residents and business leaders will find out how the county is developing.  

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    The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce will host the eighth annual State of the Community Address where residents and business leaders will find out how the county is developing.  

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  • City of Grovetown fire hydrant testing

    City of Grovetown fire hydrant testing

    Thursday, September 20 2018 5:31 AM EDT2018-09-20 09:31:54 GMT
    City of Grovetown Annual Fire Hydrant Testing & Flushing (Source: WFXG)City of Grovetown Annual Fire Hydrant Testing & Flushing (Source: WFXG)

    The City of Grovetown’s Fire Department personnel will conduct a test of two fire hydrants on or near Robin Lane Tuesday, September 25, 2018, between 10:00 pm and 11:00 pm.   These tests will be conducted late at night to minimize the impact to citizens. As is the case whenever hydrants are flushed or tested, residents in the affected areas may experience low water pressure and cloudy or brown water during the testing.   The water discoloration is not harm...

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    The City of Grovetown’s Fire Department personnel will conduct a test of two fire hydrants on or near Robin Lane Tuesday, September 25, 2018, between 10:00 pm and 11:00 pm.   These tests will be conducted late at night to minimize the impact to citizens. As is the case whenever hydrants are flushed or tested, residents in the affected areas may experience low water pressure and cloudy or brown water during the testing.   The water discoloration is not harm...

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  • Gas leak shuts down road in front of Grovetown City Hall

    Gas leak shuts down road in front of Grovetown City Hall

    Thursday, September 20 2018 5:29 AM EDT2018-09-20 09:29:19 GMT
    Gas leak near Grovetown City Hall (WFXG)Gas leak near Grovetown City Hall (WFXG)

    Traffic around Grovetown City Hall is being diverted due to a gas leak in the area. Police and fire personnel are on the scene. Old Wrightsboro Rd. between Robinson Ave. and Whiskey Rd. is closed.

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    Traffic around Grovetown City Hall is being diverted due to a gas leak in the area. Police and fire personnel are on the scene. Old Wrightsboro Rd. between Robinson Ave. and Whiskey Rd. is closed.

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  • A business in Augusta is helping displaced animals from Hurricane Florence

    A business in Augusta is helping displaced animals from Hurricane Florence

    Thursday, September 20 2018 5:24 AM EDT2018-09-20 09:24:54 GMT

    People from a local business in Richmond County have dedicated their time and facility to helping displaced animals from Hurricane Florence. Bricko Farms is holding cats and dogs from a Humane Society in South Carolina. 

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    People from a local business in Richmond County have dedicated their time and facility to helping displaced animals from Hurricane Florence. Bricko Farms is holding cats and dogs from a Humane Society in South Carolina. 

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  • The time is now for flu shots

    The time is now for flu shots

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 1:59 PM EDT2018-09-19 17:59:09 GMT
    The time is now for flu shots (Source: WFXG)The time is now for flu shots (Source: WFXG)

    Still waiting to get a flu shot? Well do not put it off for too long. Last year there were record setting flu cases with many being deadly. Patients who have respiratory conditions and diabetes are highly recommended to get the flu shot.

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    Still waiting to get a flu shot? Well do not put it off for too long. Last year there were record setting flu cases with many being deadly. Patients who have respiratory conditions and diabetes are highly recommended to get the flu shot.

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  • High 5 4 Kids: Nathaniel Smith

    High 5 4 Kids: Nathaniel Smith

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 8:11 AM EDT2018-09-19 12:11:29 GMT

    Meet the next High 5 4 Kids Recipient Nathaniel Smith.

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    Meet the next High 5 4 Kids Recipient Nathaniel Smith.

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  • Aiken Parks and Rec. presents Trunk or Treat

    Aiken Parks and Rec. presents Trunk or Treat

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 7:28 AM EDT2018-09-19 11:28:33 GMT
    City of Aiken Trunk or Treat will be Saturday, Oct 27 at Citizens ParkCity of Aiken Trunk or Treat will be Saturday, Oct 27 at Citizens Park
    City of Aiken Trunk or Treat will be Saturday, Oct 27 at Citizens ParkCity of Aiken Trunk or Treat will be Saturday, Oct 27 at Citizens Park
    Join the Aiken City Parks and Rec. Department on Saturday, October 27 from 3-6 PM at Citizens Park in Fields 1-5 for Truck or Treat! This event will include music, a costume parade, carnival games, and food.  Admission for kids 12 years of age and younger are just $1. Cash is preferred for entrance and food purchases.  No pets are allowed at this event.  For more information, please call 803-642-7634.  Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
    Join the Aiken City Parks and Rec. Department on Saturday, October 27 from 3-6 PM at Citizens Park in Fields 1-5 for Truck or Treat! This event will include music, a costume parade, carnival games, and food.  Admission for kids 12 years of age and younger are just $1. Cash is preferred for entrance and food purchases.  No pets are allowed at this event.  For more information, please call 803-642-7634.  Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Nine Alleged Sex Money Murder Bloods members indicted in Richmond County

    Nine Alleged Sex Money Murder Bloods members indicted in Richmond County

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 5:13 AM EDT2018-09-19 09:13:05 GMT

    A months long investigation has lead to nine alleged members of the Sex, Money, Murder (SMM) criminal street gang being arrested, indicted or awaiting indictment at both the State and Federal level.  Several agencies were involved including the Richmond County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) Gang Intelligence Unit (GIU), and the FBI CSRA Safe Streets TAsk Force were involved in the investigation. SMM is a subset of the Bloods criminal street gang.  SMM, and its members, w...

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    A months long investigation has lead to nine alleged members of the Sex, Money, Murder (SMM) criminal street gang being arrested, indicted or awaiting indictment at both the State and Federal level.  Several agencies were involved including the Richmond County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) Gang Intelligence Unit (GIU), and the FBI CSRA Safe Streets TAsk Force were involved in the investigation. SMM is a subset of the Bloods criminal street gang.  SMM, and its members, w...

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  • Aiken County Council unanimously votes to revise Stray Hold Policy

    Aiken County Council unanimously votes to revise Stray Hold Policy

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 11:25 PM EDT2018-09-19 03:25:39 GMT
    Aiken Animal Shelter 7/26/17Aiken Animal Shelter 7/26/17

    The Aiken County Council voted unanimously to revise the Stray Hold Police at the council meeting on Tuesday, September 18. Now, pets will be held for five calendar days before being processed for adoption, instead of five business days. Jennifer Miller, President of Friends of the Animal Shelter, said, "It's a great day in Aiken County." Nobody at the meeting had anything negative to say about the proposed policy. Miller spoke at the meeting, and listed why this was a win-...

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    The Aiken County Council voted unanimously to revise the Stray Hold Police at the council meeting on Tuesday, September 18. Now, pets will be held for five calendar days before being processed for adoption, instead of five business days. Jennifer Miller, President of Friends of the Animal Shelter, said, "It's a great day in Aiken County." Nobody at the meeting had anything negative to say about the proposed policy. Miller spoke at the meeting, and listed why this was a win-...

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  • Richmond County Schools recognized by Georgia School Board's Association

    Richmond County Schools recognized by Georgia School Board's Association

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 10:55 PM EDT2018-09-19 02:55:22 GMT
    The Full Commission recognized The Richmond County School District for achieving the distinguished board status on Tuesday. This recognition is from the Georgia School Board's Association and was designed to recognize districts that have good strategic plans, maintain accreditation and a balanced budget. Superintendent Dr. Angela Pringle was there as well as several other school officials as Commissioners praised their efforts to improve the district.  "This is somet...More >>
    The Full Commission recognized The Richmond County School District for achieving the distinguished board status on Tuesday. This recognition is from the Georgia School Board's Association and was designed to recognize districts that have good strategic plans, maintain accreditation and a balanced budget. Superintendent Dr. Angela Pringle was there as well as several other school officials as Commissioners praised their efforts to improve the district.  "This is somet...More >>
  • Commission will host meeting weeks away from decision for EMS Zone

    Commission will host meeting weeks away from decision for EMS Zone

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 10:16 PM EDT2018-09-19 02:16:16 GMT
    In several months, Augusta – Richmond County will find out if it will be awarded as the zone provider by the EMS Council. It would allow the city to take control of ambulance services. The City says it would also cut down on the response time it takes ambulances responding to emergencies. Less than a month away from the deadline to submit a bid to be the zone provider, Augusta – Richmond County Commissioners still have questions.   "Are we going ...More >>
    In several months, Augusta – Richmond County will find out if it will be awarded as the zone provider by the EMS Council. It would allow the city to take control of ambulance services. The City says it would also cut down on the response time it takes ambulances responding to emergencies. Less than a month away from the deadline to submit a bid to be the zone provider, Augusta – Richmond County Commissioners still have questions.   "Are we going ...More >>
  • New legislation will help lower opioid use in Burke County

    New legislation will help lower opioid use in Burke County

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 2:41 PM EDT2018-09-18 18:41:53 GMT
    New legislation will help lower opioid use in Burke County (WFXG)New legislation will help lower opioid use in Burke County (WFXG)

    The Senate passed bi-partisan legislation to curb the opioid epidemic. The plan requires special packaging for prescription opioids and pushes for more development of non-addictive painkillers. It will also force the post office to crack down on drug shipments.

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    The Senate passed bi-partisan legislation to curb the opioid epidemic. The plan requires special packaging for prescription opioids and pushes for more development of non-addictive painkillers. It will also force the post office to crack down on drug shipments.

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  • Tudor Branch second entrance opening postponed

    Tudor Branch second entrance opening postponed

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-09-18 17:03:29 GMT

    Heavy rain in the area has caused a delay in completing and opening a Columbia County road. The second Tudor Branch entrance was expected to be completed this month. 

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    Heavy rain in the area has caused a delay in completing and opening a Columbia County road. The second Tudor Branch entrance was expected to be completed this month. 

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  • Airsoft pistol found in Columbia County school

    Airsoft pistol found in Columbia County school

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 12:58 PM EDT2018-09-18 16:58:40 GMT

    Tuesday morning a weapon was found in a Columbia County school.  The Columbia County Sheriff's office responded to and after searching they found an airsoft pistol.  

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    Tuesday morning a weapon was found in a Columbia County school.  The Columbia County Sheriff's office responded to and after searching they found an airsoft pistol.  

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  • Richmond County School System hosts PIE program breakfast

    Richmond County School System hosts PIE program breakfast

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 9:49 AM EDT2018-09-18 13:49:31 GMT

    Tuesday, Richmond County School System held their Part ners in Education (PIE) Breakfast. This is a time where sponsors, school leaders and district leaders came together to build their relationships.   

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    Tuesday, Richmond County School System held their Part ners in Education (PIE) Breakfast. This is a time where sponsors, school leaders and district leaders came together to build their relationships.   

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  • Resources sent out from CSRA to help those impacted by Florence

    Resources sent out from CSRA to help those impacted by Florence

    Monday, September 17 2018 10:27 PM EDT2018-09-18 02:27:37 GMT

    In the CSRA, the impact from Florence is no longer a threat, but local agencies are sending help to the Carolina's. The Red Cross of Augusta tells us more than 30 response vehicles are going to the coast to assist.

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    In the CSRA, the impact from Florence is no longer a threat, but local agencies are sending help to the Carolina's. The Red Cross of Augusta tells us more than 30 response vehicles are going to the coast to assist.

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  • USC Aiken declares Constitution Week

    USC Aiken declares Constitution Week

    Monday, September 17 2018 10:15 PM EDT2018-09-18 02:15:42 GMT
    USC Aiken observes Constitution Week (WFXG)USC Aiken observes Constitution Week (WFXG)

    USC Aiken is taking Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to another level, dedicating this week as Constitution Week.

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    USC Aiken is taking Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to another level, dedicating this week as Constitution Week.

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  • Manhunt underway for shooting suspect in Aiken County

    Manhunt underway for shooting suspect in Aiken County

    Monday, September 17 2018 9:20 PM EDT2018-09-18 01:20:17 GMT
    Brandon Donnell Jackson (source: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)Brandon Donnell Jackson (source: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)

    The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting near Wagener. According to Capt. Eric Abdullah, the shooting began as a domestic argument between 30-year-old Brandon Donnell Jackson and his girlfriend.

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    The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting near Wagener. According to Capt. Eric Abdullah, the shooting began as a domestic argument between 30-year-old Brandon Donnell Jackson and his girlfriend.

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  • Aiken woman reflects on happiness and health on her 103rd birthday

    Aiken woman reflects on happiness and health on her 103rd birthday

    Monday, September 17 2018 8:13 PM EDT2018-09-18 00:13:30 GMT
    Mary Boyd turned 103 on September 17th 2018Mary Boyd turned 103 on September 17th 2018
    Mary Boyd turned 103 on September 17th 2018Mary Boyd turned 103 on September 17th 2018

    Meet Mary Boyd, the 103-year-old birthday girl! This North Augusta transplant hails from Music City, USA: Nashville Tennessee.  Mary grew up during the Great Depression where she learned the value of being thrifty.

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    Meet Mary Boyd, the 103-year-old birthday girl! This North Augusta transplant hails from Music City, USA: Nashville Tennessee.  Mary grew up during the Great Depression where she learned the value of being thrifty.

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  • Temporary Road Closure on Faircloth Drive in Columbia County

    Temporary Road Closure on Faircloth Drive in Columbia County

    Monday, September 17 2018 11:44 AM EDT2018-09-17 15:44:43 GMT
    Temporary Road Closure on Faircloth Drive in Columbia County (Source: WFXG File Images)Temporary Road Closure on Faircloth Drive in Columbia County (Source: WFXG File Images)
    Temporary Road Closure on Faircloth Drive in Columbia County (Source: WFXG File Images)Temporary Road Closure on Faircloth Drive in Columbia County (Source: WFXG File Images)

    Columbia County announces a temporary road closure on Faircloth Drive at Government Center Way. The closure will start at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 until 5 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018.

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    Columbia County announces a temporary road closure on Faircloth Drive at Government Center Way. The closure will start at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 until 5 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018.

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  • Doctors Hospital to hold ribbon cutting for $21.8 Million ER expansion

    Doctors Hospital to hold ribbon cutting for $21.8 Million ER expansion

    Monday, September 17 2018 11:25 AM EDT2018-09-17 15:25:22 GMT
    Doctors Hospital to hold ribbon cutting for $21.8 Million ER expansion (SOURCE: WFXG)Doctors Hospital to hold ribbon cutting for $21.8 Million ER expansion (SOURCE: WFXG)

    Doctor Hospital will hold a ribbon cutting for their Emergency Department expansion on Tuesday, September 18. The event will also have health screenings and a teddy bear clinic in the new Pediatric ER. Doctors Hospital says the new ER is a larger, more efficient space with more treatment rooms.

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    Doctor Hospital will hold a ribbon cutting for their Emergency Department expansion on Tuesday, September 18. The event will also have health screenings and a teddy bear clinic in the new Pediatric ER. Doctors Hospital says the new ER is a larger, more efficient space with more treatment rooms.

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  • Augusta Animal Emergency collecting items for displaced animals

    Augusta Animal Emergency collecting items for displaced animals

    Monday, September 17 2018 11:16 AM EDT2018-09-17 15:16:17 GMT

    The impact of Hurricane Florence has left some animals displaced and in need.  Augusta Animal Emergency employees are collecting various items to help these animals.  

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    The impact of Hurricane Florence has left some animals displaced and in need.  Augusta Animal Emergency employees are collecting various items to help these animals.  

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  • UPDATE: I-20 EB near mile marker 185 LANES OPEN

    UPDATE: I-20 EB near mile marker 185 LANES OPEN

    Monday, September 17 2018 11:06 AM EDT2018-09-17 15:06:33 GMT

    I-20 Eastbound at Mile Marker 185 is shut down due to an accident. There are minor injuries reported. FOX 54 reporter Jasmine Anderson is headed to the scene now, stay tuned as we bring you more information. Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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    I-20 Eastbound at Mile Marker 185 is shut down due to an accident. There are minor injuries reported. FOX 54 reporter Jasmine Anderson is headed to the scene now, stay tuned as we bring you more information. Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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  • Aiken Dept. of Public Safety needs your help locating a man on outstanding warrants

    Aiken Dept. of Public Safety needs your help locating a man on outstanding warrants

    Monday, September 17 2018 9:32 AM EDT2018-09-17 13:32:13 GMT
    Carter is wanted on multiple warrants including Burgulary in the 2nd Degree, Larceny and Resisting Arrest. (Source: WFXG)Carter is wanted on multiple warrants including Burgulary in the 2nd Degree, Larceny and Resisting Arrest. (Source: WFXG)
    Carter is wanted on multiple warrants including Burgulary in the 2nd Degree, Larceny and Resisting Arrest. (Source: WFXG)Carter is wanted on multiple warrants including Burgulary in the 2nd Degree, Larceny and Resisting Arrest. (Source: WFXG)
    The Aiken Department of Public Safety needs your help locating 32-year-old Domonic Kentrell Carter of Aiken, SC. Carter has current outstanding warrants for Burglary in the 2nd Degree, Larceny, and Resisting Arrest.   On August 8th, officers responded to a suspicious persons call around 7 a.m in the Dupont Landing neighborhood.   When arriving, a male was observed carrying items from a residence. When approached by officers, he fled the area on foot.  ...More >>
    The Aiken Department of Public Safety needs your help locating 32-year-old Domonic Kentrell Carter of Aiken, SC. Carter has current outstanding warrants for Burglary in the 2nd Degree, Larceny, and Resisting Arrest.   On August 8th, officers responded to a suspicious persons call around 7 a.m in the Dupont Landing neighborhood.   When arriving, a male was observed carrying items from a residence. When approached by officers, he fled the area on foot.  ...More >>
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Hereford Farms Rd at Canterbury Dr

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Hereford Farms Rd at Canterbury Dr

    Monday, September 17 2018 9:16 AM EDT2018-09-17 13:16:28 GMT

    Monday morning there was an accident reported involving two vehicles at Hereford Farms Road and Canterbury Drive. Following the accident, an 18-wheeler driving down Hereford Farms Road tore down the power lines. Minor injuries have been reported. One lane is open.  Stay with FOX 54 as a crew is headed to the scene now. Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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    Monday morning there was an accident reported involving two vehicles at Hereford Farms Road and Canterbury Drive. Following the accident, an 18-wheeler driving down Hereford Farms Road tore down the power lines. Minor injuries have been reported. One lane is open.  Stay with FOX 54 as a crew is headed to the scene now. Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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  • Weather on the Road: North Augusta

    Weather on the Road: North Augusta

    Monday, September 17 2018 7:45 AM EDT2018-09-17 11:45:36 GMT
    9.17.18 Weather on the Road - North Augusta (WFXG)9.17.18 Weather on the Road - North Augusta (WFXG)
    9.17.18 Weather on the Road - North Augusta (WFXG)9.17.18 Weather on the Road - North Augusta (WFXG)

    First Alert meteorologist Pierce Legeion was on the road Monday morning from Riverview Park in North Augusta for Weather on the Road. Monday Forecast: Sunny and hot with the chance for an afternoon storm and highs in the 90's.

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    First Alert meteorologist Pierce Legeion was on the road Monday morning from Riverview Park in North Augusta for Weather on the Road. Monday Forecast: Sunny and hot with the chance for an afternoon storm and highs in the 90's.

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  • Family hospitalized after high winds flip truck and trailer to flip on I-20

    Family hospitalized after high winds flip truck and trailer to flip on I-20

    Monday, September 17 2018 7:38 AM EDT2018-09-17 11:38:49 GMT
    Crash on I-20 in Augusta 9/15/18 (WFXG)Crash on I-20 in Augusta 9/15/18 (WFXG)

    A family was hospitalized Saturday night after being involved in a crash on I-20. The crash happened near exit 195 in Augusta. The truck carrying four members of the family and hauling a trailer flipped over.

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    A family was hospitalized Saturday night after being involved in a crash on I-20. The crash happened near exit 195 in Augusta. The truck carrying four members of the family and hauling a trailer flipped over.

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  • The 38th Annual Arts in the Heart Festival wrapped up after three successful days

    The 38th Annual Arts in the Heart Festival wrapped up after three successful days

    Monday, September 17 2018 7:19 AM EDT2018-09-17 11:19:51 GMT
    Arts in the Heart Festival in downtown Augusta (WFXG)Arts in the Heart Festival in downtown Augusta (WFXG)

    The 38th annual Arts in the Heart Festival wrapped up in downtown Augusta after three days of performers, artists and food vendors sharing their creativity and cultures. Vendors and community members say that sharing these parts of Augusta with those who come out is why this festival is so special. Shahnaz, who worked at the Yemen tent, said, "Lots of people, they don't know what Augusta is." She said that having this festival shows people that.  Earlier in the week, c...

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    The 38th annual Arts in the Heart Festival wrapped up in downtown Augusta after three days of performers, artists and food vendors sharing their creativity and cultures. Vendors and community members say that sharing these parts of Augusta with those who come out is why this festival is so special. Shahnaz, who worked at the Yemen tent, said, "Lots of people, they don't know what Augusta is." She said that having this festival shows people that.  Earlier in the week, c...

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  • LATEST: Tropical Depression Florence update

    LATEST: Tropical Depression Florence update

    Sunday, September 16 2018 3:58 PM EDT2018-09-16 19:58:19 GMT
    Tropical Depression Florence Track Forecast valid 5AM Sunday, September 16, 2018 (NOAA)Tropical Depression Florence Track Forecast valid 5AM Sunday, September 16, 2018 (NOAA)

    Florence was downgraded to a Tropical Depression Sunday morning and continues to weaken as it pulls away from the Southeast U.S. Complete Florence coverage >> https://buff.ly/2CP8Tt6

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    Florence was downgraded to a Tropical Depression Sunday morning and continues to weaken as it pulls away from the Southeast U.S. Complete Florence coverage >> https://buff.ly/2CP8Tt6

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  • St. Teresa of Avila celebrates 50 years

    St. Teresa of Avila celebrates 50 years

    Sunday, September 16 2018 3:41 PM EDT2018-09-16 19:41:52 GMT
    st. teresa of avila just before the 50th anniversary mass started (wfxg)st. teresa of avila just before the 50th anniversary mass started (wfxg)

    St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Grovetown celebrated 50 years at mass on Saturday, September 15. The parking lot and church were packed, despite bad weather from Tropical Storm Florence.  Mass ended with celebrations and clapping from the congregation. Bishops, deacons and the people of the church were celebrated for their hard work in the community. In the past 50 years, there have been multiple times that the Catholic Church has been under fire. This church has remained...

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    St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Grovetown celebrated 50 years at mass on Saturday, September 15. The parking lot and church were packed, despite bad weather from Tropical Storm Florence.  Mass ended with celebrations and clapping from the congregation. Bishops, deacons and the people of the church were celebrated for their hard work in the community. In the past 50 years, there have been multiple times that the Catholic Church has been under fire. This church has remained...

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  • Augusta Public Works is handing out free sand bags

    Augusta Public Works is handing out free sand bags

    Saturday, September 15 2018 11:50 PM EDT2018-09-16 03:50:10 GMT
    Sand bags outside of Augusta Public Works ready to go to community members. (WFXG)Sand bags outside of Augusta Public Works ready to go to community members. (WFXG)
    Sand bags outside of Augusta Public Works ready to go to community members. (WFXG)Sand bags outside of Augusta Public Works ready to go to community members. (WFXG)
    Augusta Public Works is handing out free sand bags to residents in light of now Tropical Storm Florence bringing rain to the CSRA. Workers have been at the public works building on Tobacco Road since Thursday, September 13, and will be out there until 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 16, or until they run out of sand bags. Workers say there have not been many people to come by and get sand bags, and that that is a mistake. Denise King, Work Control Specialist, said, "Don't take the s...More >>
    Augusta Public Works is handing out free sand bags to residents in light of now Tropical Storm Florence bringing rain to the CSRA. Workers have been at the public works building on Tobacco Road since Thursday, September 13, and will be out there until 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 16, or until they run out of sand bags. Workers say there have not been many people to come by and get sand bags, and that that is a mistake. Denise King, Work Control Specialist, said, "Don't take the s...More >>
  • Highway Patrol searching for suspect in Aiken County hit-and-run

    Highway Patrol searching for suspect in Aiken County hit-and-run

    Saturday, September 15 2018 2:04 PM EDT2018-09-15 18:04:06 GMT

    South Carolina Highway Patrol is asking for your help with information about a hit-and-run that happened in Aiken County early Saturday morning. Sometime between midnight and 6 a.m. on Sept. 15, a pedestrian was struck near the intersection of Wire Rd. and Willis Hill Rd.

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    South Carolina Highway Patrol is asking for your help with information about a hit-and-run that happened in Aiken County early Saturday morning. Sometime between midnight and 6 a.m. on Sept. 15, a pedestrian was struck near the intersection of Wire Rd. and Willis Hill Rd.

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  • Evacuation orders lifted for several South Carolina counties

    Evacuation orders lifted for several South Carolina counties

    Saturday, September 15 2018 11:41 AM EDT2018-09-15 15:41:20 GMT
    Tropical Storm FlorenceTropical Storm Florence
    Tropical Storm FlorenceTropical Storm Florence

    Governor Henry McMaster announced that evacuation orders have been lifted for all residents in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley counties, along with Edisto Beach in Colleton county, effective at noon Saturday.

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    Governor Henry McMaster announced that evacuation orders have been lifted for all residents in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley counties, along with Edisto Beach in Colleton county, effective at noon Saturday.

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  • Jessye Norman School of the Arts Receives Guitar Donation

    Jessye Norman School of the Arts Receives Guitar Donation

    Saturday, September 15 2018 10:35 AM EDT2018-09-15 14:35:18 GMT

    The Augusta Blues Company is teaming up with “Kids Rock the Nation Foundation” to provide more musical instruments to one of the CSRA’s performing arts schools.

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    The Augusta Blues Company is teaming up with “Kids Rock the Nation Foundation” to provide more musical instruments to one of the CSRA’s performing arts schools.

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  • Some Augusta hotels are letting pets stay during Hurricane Florence

    Some Augusta hotels are letting pets stay during Hurricane Florence

    Friday, September 14 2018 11:54 PM EDT2018-09-15 03:54:47 GMT
    Holiday Inn gives free treats to pets staying with them when they waive their pet policy for Hurricane Florence Evacuees (Holiday Inn Augusta)Holiday Inn gives free treats to pets staying with them when they waive their pet policy for Hurricane Florence Evacuees (Holiday Inn Augusta)
    Holiday Inn gives free treats to pets staying with them when they waive their pet policy for Hurricane Florence Evacuees (Holiday Inn Augusta)Holiday Inn gives free treats to pets staying with them when they waive their pet policy for Hurricane Florence Evacuees (Holiday Inn Augusta)

    As Hurricane Florence tears through the Carolinas, many evacuees who are calling Augusta home for the next few days are able to do so with their entire families. Yes, that includes their furry friends.

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    As Hurricane Florence tears through the Carolinas, many evacuees who are calling Augusta home for the next few days are able to do so with their entire families. Yes, that includes their furry friends.

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  • Undeterred by Florence, Arts in the Heart goes on

    Undeterred by Florence, Arts in the Heart goes on

    Friday, September 14 2018 11:09 PM EDT2018-09-15 03:09:10 GMT

    Many thought Florence would force Augusta's annual Arts in the Heart Festival starting on Friday. But organizers are closely monitoring the weather as the first day  wrapped up.

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    Many thought Florence would force Augusta's annual Arts in the Heart Festival starting on Friday. But organizers are closely monitoring the weather as the first day  wrapped up.

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  • Hurricane Florence disrupts events across the CSRA

    Hurricane Florence disrupts events across the CSRA

    Friday, September 14 2018 2:38 PM EDT2018-09-14 18:38:09 GMT
    Hurricane Florence satellite image from Thursday, September 13, 2018 (NOAA)Hurricane Florence satellite image from Thursday, September 13, 2018 (NOAA)

    Hurricane Florence is causing a number of delays and cancellations of events across the region.

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    Hurricane Florence is causing a number of delays and cancellations of events across the region.

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  • McCormick County takes in thousands of evacuees

    McCormick County takes in thousands of evacuees

    Friday, September 14 2018 2:35 PM EDT2018-09-14 18:35:49 GMT

    McCormick County is holding thousands of evacuees in their camp grounds from the coast. Some of those evacuees are on J. Strom Thurmond Lake and Dam camp grounds. The US Army Corps of Engineers say they operate around 350 campsites on the lake and almost a third of them are full. 

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    McCormick County is holding thousands of evacuees in their camp grounds from the coast. Some of those evacuees are on J. Strom Thurmond Lake and Dam camp grounds. The US Army Corps of Engineers say they operate around 350 campsites on the lake and almost a third of them are full. 

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  • Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Hurricane Florence Status Update

    Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Hurricane Florence Status Update

    Friday, September 14 2018 2:07 PM EDT2018-09-14 18:07:21 GMT
    Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center (Source: WFXG)Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center (Source: WFXG)
    Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center (Source: WFXG)Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center (Source: WFXG)
    The Aiken, S.C. VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic on 951 Millbrook Avenue will delay opening Monday, Sept. 17. Employees will report for duty by 10 a.m. The clinic will open for patients at noon. All other VA Augusta hospital and clinic operations are normal. The Director activated the incident management team (IMT) Sept. 13, and we are monitoring the hurricane and its impact in our region. Regular updates will be provided to staff and Veterans throughout the storm on our Faceb...More >>
    The Aiken, S.C. VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic on 951 Millbrook Avenue will delay opening Monday, Sept. 17. Employees will report for duty by 10 a.m. The clinic will open for patients at noon. All other VA Augusta hospital and clinic operations are normal. The Director activated the incident management team (IMT) Sept. 13, and we are monitoring the hurricane and its impact in our region. Regular updates will be provided to staff and Veterans throughout the storm on our Faceb...More >>
  • Augusta Hotels with Availability through Hurricane Florence

    Augusta Hotels with Availability through Hurricane Florence

    Friday, September 14 2018 1:58 PM EDT2018-09-14 17:58:07 GMT
    Hurricane Florence (WTOC)Hurricane Florence (WTOC)
    Tropical Storm FlorenceTropical Storm Florence
    Augusta Hotels with Availability Here are the Augusta hotels that have rooms available as of 9/10/18.  Call the Georgia Visitor Information Center, located on I-20 at the Georgia/South Carolina state line, at (706) 737-1446 for information on hotel availability throughout the state of Georgia. Click here to see all hotels with availability in Augusta, Ga. Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
    Augusta Hotels with Availability Here are the Augusta hotels that have rooms available as of 9/10/18.  Call the Georgia Visitor Information Center, located on I-20 at the Georgia/South Carolina state line, at (706) 737-1446 for information on hotel availability throughout the state of Georgia. Click here to see all hotels with availability in Augusta, Ga. Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Tips for sharing your pictures and videos with us

    Tips for sharing your pictures and videos with us

    Friday, September 14 2018 12:09 PM EDT2018-09-14 16:09:42 GMT
    First Alert meteorologist Pierce Legeion demonstrates how to shoot video with your phone. (WFXG)First Alert meteorologist Pierce Legeion demonstrates how to shoot video with your phone. (WFXG)
    First Alert meteorologist Pierce Legeion demonstrates how to shoot video with your phone. (WFXG)First Alert meteorologist Pierce Legeion demonstrates how to shoot video with your phone. (WFXG)

    We love seeing your pictures and videos, especially during weather events. But we ask that you keep a few things in mind when you shoot and send video to WFXG FOX 54.

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    We love seeing your pictures and videos, especially during weather events. But we ask that you keep a few things in mind when you shoot and send video to WFXG FOX 54.

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  • YMCA breaks ground in Burke County

    YMCA breaks ground in Burke County

    Friday, September 14 2018 9:02 AM EDT2018-09-14 13:02:19 GMT
    The Greater Augusta Family YMCA has broken ground on its Burke County facility. The expected completion for the facility is Summer of 2019. (Source: Greater Augusta YMCA)The Greater Augusta Family YMCA has broken ground on its Burke County facility. The expected completion for the facility is Summer of 2019. (Source: Greater Augusta YMCA)

    The Greater Augusta Family YMCA has broken ground on its 11th branch facility. On September 11, 2018, at 50 Olympic Road in Waynesboro, GA, the $6.3 million facility is set to open Summer of 2019.  This project, in collaboration with the Burke County Board of Commissioners, with support from several other donor organizations, has received financial support from Georgia Power Company, Dalton Utilities, Oglethorpe Power and Ingevity, Inc.  This new facility will provide...

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    The Greater Augusta Family YMCA has broken ground on its 11th branch facility. On September 11, 2018, at 50 Olympic Road in Waynesboro, GA, the $6.3 million facility is set to open Summer of 2019.  This project, in collaboration with the Burke County Board of Commissioners, with support from several other donor organizations, has received financial support from Georgia Power Company, Dalton Utilities, Oglethorpe Power and Ingevity, Inc.  This new facility will provide...

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  • Georgia Chamber named State Chamber of the Year

    Georgia Chamber named State Chamber of the Year

    Friday, September 14 2018 6:50 AM EDT2018-09-14 10:50:54 GMT
    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce wins the 2018 State Chamber of Year (Source: GA Chamber of Commerce)The Georgia Chamber of Commerce wins the 2018 State Chamber of Year (Source: GA Chamber of Commerce)
    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce wins the 2018 State Chamber of Year (Source: GA Chamber of Commerce)The Georgia Chamber of Commerce wins the 2018 State Chamber of Year (Source: GA Chamber of Commerce)
    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce wins the 2018 State Chamber of the Year honors from the Council of State Chambers (COSC).  The Peach State group is no stranger to the accolade. According to the press release, the Georgia State Chamber was selected by two accrediting organizations as Chamber of the Year this year. President and CEO Chris Clark attributes the success to the chamber's commitment to service, being a source of nonpartisan information and policy recommendations.&nbs...More >>
    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce wins the 2018 State Chamber of the Year honors from the Council of State Chambers (COSC).  The Peach State group is no stranger to the accolade. According to the press release, the Georgia State Chamber was selected by two accrediting organizations as Chamber of the Year this year. President and CEO Chris Clark attributes the success to the chamber's commitment to service, being a source of nonpartisan information and policy recommendations.&nbs...More >>
  • City of Aiken prepares for Hurricane Florence

    City of Aiken prepares for Hurricane Florence

    Thursday, September 13 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-09-14 02:08:15 GMT
    City of Aiken prepares for Hurricane FlorenceCity of Aiken prepares for Hurricane Florence
    City of Aiken prepares for Hurricane FlorenceCity of Aiken prepares for Hurricane Florence

    The city of Aiken is hoping for the best - but preparing for the worst when it comes to Hurricane Florence. City leaders believe they'll experience 3 to 6 inches of rain through late Sunday evening and possible wind gusts of up to 40 miles an hour starting Friday afternoon.

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    The city of Aiken is hoping for the best - but preparing for the worst when it comes to Hurricane Florence. City leaders believe they'll experience 3 to 6 inches of rain through late Sunday evening and possible wind gusts of up to 40 miles an hour starting Friday afternoon.

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  • Allendale County prepares to take in Hurricane Florence evacuees

    Allendale County prepares to take in Hurricane Florence evacuees

    Thursday, September 13 2018 10:04 PM EDT2018-09-14 02:04:57 GMT
    Allendale prepared to accept evacuees from Hurricane Florence (WFXG)Allendale prepared to accept evacuees from Hurricane Florence (WFXG)
    Allendale prepared to accept evacuees from Hurricane Florence (WFXG)Allendale prepared to accept evacuees from Hurricane Florence (WFXG)

    A lot of the people to the east on the South Carolina coast are expected to evacuate to Allendale. With the uncertainty of how Florence is going to impact this area, everyone is on high alert.

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    A lot of the people to the east on the South Carolina coast are expected to evacuate to Allendale. With the uncertainty of how Florence is going to impact this area, everyone is on high alert.

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  • Seniors learn safety ahead of Hurricane Florence at Emergency Preparedness Summit

    Seniors learn safety ahead of Hurricane Florence at Emergency Preparedness Summit

    Thursday, September 13 2018 8:59 PM EDT2018-09-14 00:59:29 GMT
    Emergency Preparedness Summit for seniors held at Augusta BoathouseEmergency Preparedness Summit for seniors held at Augusta Boathouse

    Do you know what to do or who to turn to when the area is threatened by a hurricane? Age-Friendly Augusta Georgia held a summit to inform residents about what to do when facing an emergency - and there was a full house of people hungry for information at Augusta Boathouse.

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    Do you know what to do or who to turn to when the area is threatened by a hurricane? Age-Friendly Augusta Georgia held a summit to inform residents about what to do when facing an emergency - and there was a full house of people hungry for information at Augusta Boathouse.

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  • Columbia County works to prevent possible flash-flooding from Hurricane Florence

    Columbia County works to prevent possible flash-flooding from Hurricane Florence

    Thursday, September 13 2018 8:57 PM EDT2018-09-14 00:57:29 GMT
    Columbia County Engineering Director Steve Cassell (WFXG)Columbia County Engineering Director Steve Cassell (WFXG)
    Columbia County Engineering Director Steve Cassell (WFXG)Columbia County Engineering Director Steve Cassell (WFXG)

    Engineers that work for Columbia County will monitor the Hurricane Florence and road conditions all weekend - and they need your help to make sure your property does not clog storm drains.

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    Engineers that work for Columbia County will monitor the Hurricane Florence and road conditions all weekend - and they need your help to make sure your property does not clog storm drains.

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  • Army Corps of Engineers prepare J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake for impacts of hurricane Florence

    Army Corps of Engineers prepare J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake for impacts of hurricane Florence

    Thursday, September 13 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-09-14 00:09:16 GMT

    The J. Strom Thurmond Dam Lake along with the Richard B. Russell and Hartwell Dam and Lake were built on the Savannah River to protect people during heavy rain storms. With a primary mission to control flooding, those at the Army Corp of Engineers say they’re ready for the rain.   

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    The J. Strom Thurmond Dam Lake along with the Richard B. Russell and Hartwell Dam and Lake were built on the Savannah River to protect people during heavy rain storms. With a primary mission to control flooding, those at the Army Corp of Engineers say they’re ready for the rain.   

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  • Earthquake in McCormick County in the midst of Hurricane Florence preps

    Earthquake in McCormick County in the midst of Hurricane Florence preps

    Thursday, September 13 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-09-13 23:56:01 GMT
    Earthquake in McCormick County in the midst of Hurricane Florence preps (SOURCE: WFXG)Earthquake in McCormick County in the midst of Hurricane Florence preps (SOURCE: WFXG)
    Earthquake in McCormick County in the midst of Hurricane Florence preps (SOURCE: WFXG)Earthquake in McCormick County in the midst of Hurricane Florence preps (SOURCE: WFXG)

    A bit of a shake up over in McCormick County An earthquake struck this morning around 2 o'clock. It registered as a 2.6 magnitude. This comes in the midst of McCormick County Emergency Services and residents preparing for Hurricane Florence.

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    A bit of a shake up over in McCormick County An earthquake struck this morning around 2 o'clock. It registered as a 2.6 magnitude. This comes in the midst of McCormick County Emergency Services and residents preparing for Hurricane Florence.

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  • Earthquake hits outside McCormick

    Earthquake hits outside McCormick

    Thursday, September 13 2018 7:16 PM EDT2018-09-13 23:16:54 GMT
    Earthquake outside McCormick 9/13/18 (source: Google Earth)Earthquake outside McCormick 9/13/18 (source: Google Earth)

    An earthquake struck just outside McCormick Thursday morning. According to the USGS, the earthquake hit at 2:24 a.m. It registered as a 2.6-magnitude.

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    An earthquake struck just outside McCormick Thursday morning. According to the USGS, the earthquake hit at 2:24 a.m. It registered as a 2.6-magnitude.

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  • Hurricane Florence could affect uneven lanes on Washington Road

    Hurricane Florence could affect uneven lanes on Washington Road

    Thursday, September 13 2018 4:02 PM EDT2018-09-13 20:02:12 GMT
    Hurricane Florence could effect uneven lanes on Washington Road.  (WFXG)Hurricane Florence could effect uneven lanes on Washington Road. (WFXG)

    While traveling along Washington Road you will noticed the resurfacing project that started a few weeks ago. High water has been a problem on the road in the past. Well with Hurricane Florence well on its way, what happens if water is collected in the ruts and uneven lanes?

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    While traveling along Washington Road you will noticed the resurfacing project that started a few weeks ago. High water has been a problem on the road in the past. Well with Hurricane Florence well on its way, what happens if water is collected in the ruts and uneven lanes?

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  • Aiken carriage museum to re-open next month

    Aiken carriage museum to re-open next month

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 11:52 AM EDT2018-09-11 15:52:46 GMT

    After over a year of renovations, the Clifford S. Gerde Carriage Museum in Aiken is open again, with a grand re-opening celebration in works. The museum closed for renovations in December 2016, according to Aiken parks and recreation, and open back up last month. 

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    After over a year of renovations, the Clifford S. Gerde Carriage Museum in Aiken is open again, with a grand re-opening celebration in works. The museum closed for renovations in December 2016, according to Aiken parks and recreation, and open back up last month. 

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  • Public Safety Alert issued for Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School

    Public Safety Alert issued for Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School

    Tuesday, September 4 2018 1:59 PM EDT2018-09-04 17:59:58 GMT
    Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School is under a Public Safety Alert.  Richmond County Public Schools Spokesman Kaden Jacobs has commented that Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect in the vicinity of the Career Tech Magnet School and the school is placed under a Safety Alert as a precaution.  Stay with FOX 54 as more information is released.  Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
    Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School is under a Public Safety Alert.  Richmond County Public Schools Spokesman Kaden Jacobs has commented that Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect in the vicinity of the Career Tech Magnet School and the school is placed under a Safety Alert as a precaution.  Stay with FOX 54 as more information is released.  Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Up Fur Adoption Now: Walter

    Up Fur Adoption Now: Walter

    Thursday, August 30 2018 12:53 PM EDT2018-08-30 16:53:14 GMT

    Meet Walter! He is currently with Hands to Paws Rescue, a non-profit rescue outside of Augusta, but he is looking for his forever home.  Walter is a strong dog, he is 2 years old. 

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    Meet Walter! He is currently with Hands to Paws Rescue, a non-profit rescue outside of Augusta, but he is looking for his forever home.  Walter is a strong dog, he is 2 years old. 

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  • Escaped inmates found in Screven County

    Escaped inmates found in Screven County

    Wednesday, August 29 2018 8:05 AM EDT2018-08-29 12:05:59 GMT
    Clinton Collins (Screven County Sheriff's Office)Clinton Collins (Screven County Sheriff's Office)

    According to the Screven County Sheriff's Office, two inmates who escaped overnight have been located. The men, 28-year-old Clinton Collins and 20-year-old James Burkes were found in Screven County around 7:30 this morning.  Stay with FOX 54 as more information is released. Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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    According to the Screven County Sheriff's Office, two inmates who escaped overnight have been located. The men, 28-year-old Clinton Collins and 20-year-old James Burkes were found in Screven County around 7:30 this morning.  Stay with FOX 54 as more information is released. Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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  • CSRA Kids: Finding a tutor for your child

    CSRA Kids: Finding a tutor for your child

    Tuesday, August 28 2018 10:15 AM EDT2018-08-28 14:15:33 GMT

    Some students may need a tutor after school to help with classwork. Brandy Mitchell, the creator of CSRA Kids - sat down with us in the Fox 54 studio to share tips on how parents can identify when their child may need some extra help, and where they might turn to for a tutor. 

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    Some students may need a tutor after school to help with classwork. Brandy Mitchell, the creator of CSRA Kids - sat down with us in the Fox 54 studio to share tips on how parents can identify when their child may need some extra help, and where they might turn to for a tutor. 

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  • Person of Interest in DeGhelder investigation denied bond

    Person of Interest in DeGhelder investigation denied bond

    Friday, August 24 2018 11:57 AM EDT2018-08-24 15:57:52 GMT

    On Friday, August 24, Christopher Gibson, a person of interest in the Andrya DeGhelder case, appeared in court at the Richmond County Courthouse. Gibson was charged with a misdemeanor of shoplifting. That bond was set at $2,000 for the misdemeanor shoplifting.   Gibson was also charged with a felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Judge Padgett denied bond because Gibson is considered a danger to the community.  Gibson does not currently ...

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    On Friday, August 24, Christopher Gibson, a person of interest in the Andrya DeGhelder case, appeared in court at the Richmond County Courthouse. Gibson was charged with a misdemeanor of shoplifting. That bond was set at $2,000 for the misdemeanor shoplifting.   Gibson was also charged with a felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Judge Padgett denied bond because Gibson is considered a danger to the community.  Gibson does not currently ...

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  • H54K: Augusta 17 year-old release his own music album

    H54K: Augusta 17 year-old release his own music album

    Monday, August 20 2018 9:52 AM EDT2018-08-20 13:52:21 GMT

    An Augusta teenager releases his first music album and he hasn’t even graduated from high school yet. Seventeen year-old Nate Craine is dedicated to developing his talents from the sound of his voice, to the beat of his song. 

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    An Augusta teenager releases his first music album and he hasn’t even graduated from high school yet. Seventeen year-old Nate Craine is dedicated to developing his talents from the sound of his voice, to the beat of his song. 

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  • CSRA Kids: Toddler activities

    CSRA Kids: Toddler activities

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:04 AM EDT2018-08-17 14:04:29 GMT

    Most students in the CSRA will be back in school by next week, but when it comes to our littlest children – the learning starts before they’re even in the classroom. 

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    Most students in the CSRA will be back in school by next week, but when it comes to our littlest children – the learning starts before they’re even in the classroom. 

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  • Aiken and McDuffie Counties investigating murder case leads to Boneville Pond

    Aiken and McDuffie Counties investigating murder case leads to Boneville Pond

    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:11 PM EDT2018-08-16 21:11:09 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG
    The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that there is heavy law enforcement presence today in McDuffie County and Boneville Pond Road in McDuffie County is closed as part of an ongoing investigation. Also, divers are seeking evidence from Boneville Pond in relation to the investigation being conducted by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office and McDuffie County relating to the former congressional candidate Kellie Lynn Collins.  Collins is a former Congressio...More >>
    The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that there is heavy law enforcement presence today in McDuffie County and Boneville Pond Road in McDuffie County is closed as part of an ongoing investigation. Also, divers are seeking evidence from Boneville Pond in relation to the investigation being conducted by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office and McDuffie County relating to the former congressional candidate Kellie Lynn Collins.  Collins is a former Congressio...More >>
  • Two organizations hold gun buyback event to get guns off the streets

    Two organizations hold gun buyback event to get guns off the streets

    Monday, August 6 2018 1:05 PM EDT2018-08-06 17:05:49 GMT

    In Augusta two organizations, Future Successors and Americorps VISTA  collaborated to help clear the streets of firearms. At the 5th annual gun buy back, officials received 10 guns in the first 10 minutes of the event.  

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    In Augusta two organizations, Future Successors and Americorps VISTA  collaborated to help clear the streets of firearms. At the 5th annual gun buy back, officials received 10 guns in the first 10 minutes of the event.  

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  • BBB Scam Alert: College Students are being targeted

    BBB Scam Alert: College Students are being targeted

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 10:14 AM EDT2018-07-31 14:14:14 GMT
    As students get ready to go back to school, scammers are targeting college students. Gigi Turner with the Better Business Bureau talks about what to do.More >>
    As students get ready to go back to school, scammers are targeting college students. Gigi Turner with the Better Business Bureau talks about what to do.More >>
  • Woman dies after being struck by truck in Walmart parking lot

    Woman dies after being struck by truck in Walmart parking lot

    Monday, July 30 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-07-30 23:39:39 GMT
    Woman is struck by truck in Walmart Parking LotWoman is struck by truck in Walmart Parking Lot

    The Richmond County Coroner says a woman died after being hit in a Walmart parking lot on Friday afternoon. This happened at the store on Bobby Jones Expressway.  The coroner says the truck driver hit Martha Martin in the crosswalk around 4:30 yesterday afternoon. She died at the hospital several hours later. The driver, Vickie Haes, is charged with failure to yield and second degree vehicular homicide.  Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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    The Richmond County Coroner says a woman died after being hit in a Walmart parking lot on Friday afternoon. This happened at the store on Bobby Jones Expressway.  The coroner says the truck driver hit Martha Martin in the crosswalk around 4:30 yesterday afternoon. She died at the hospital several hours later. The driver, Vickie Haes, is charged with failure to yield and second degree vehicular homicide.  Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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  • UPDATE: The search continues for Darryl Eugene Walker

    UPDATE: The search continues for Darryl Eugene Walker

    Friday, July 27 2018 3:26 PM EDT2018-07-27 19:26:54 GMT
    Darryl Eugene Walker, wanted for several crimes, and allegedly killed Monique Johnson (Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Darryl Eugene Walker, wanted for several crimes, and allegedly killed Monique Johnson (Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    Darryl Eugene Walker, wanted for several crimes, and allegedly killed Monique Johnson (Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Darryl Eugene Walker, wanted for several crimes, and allegedly killed Monique Johnson (Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    FOX 54 brought you the story of a suspect sought for the murder of 51-year-old Monique Johnson, who was found in her burning Augusta home on July 20, 2018. The suspect was identified as Darryl Eugene Walker, and investigators believe Walker may have killed Johnson before fleeing the scene.  Today, FOX 54 has learned that Walker was paroled on September 28, 2016, according to the Department of Corrections website. He was convicted in Richmond County Superior Court in ...More >>
    FOX 54 brought you the story of a suspect sought for the murder of 51-year-old Monique Johnson, who was found in her burning Augusta home on July 20, 2018. The suspect was identified as Darryl Eugene Walker, and investigators believe Walker may have killed Johnson before fleeing the scene.  Today, FOX 54 has learned that Walker was paroled on September 28, 2016, according to the Department of Corrections website. He was convicted in Richmond County Superior Court in ...More >>
  • 39-year-old Columbia County woman and mother was "taken"

    39-year-old Columbia County woman and mother was "taken"

    Friday, July 27 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-07-27 17:51:10 GMT
    Andrya Deghelder has been taken, according to officials (Source: WFXG)Andrya Deghelder has been taken, according to officials (Source: WFXG)
    Andrya Deghelder has been taken, according to officials (Source: WFXG)Andrya Deghelder has been taken, according to officials (Source: WFXG)
    On Thursday, FOX 54 brought you the information of missing 39-year-old woman and mother Andrya Pauline Deghelderof Grovetown, GA.  Sources confirm that  Deghelder was taken. She was last seen at the Charlie Norwood VA hospital in Augusta that she worked as a nurse in.  FOX 54's News Now reporter Shaquille Lord is staying with this case and will bring you more information as it becomes available. Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
    On Thursday, FOX 54 brought you the information of missing 39-year-old woman and mother Andrya Pauline Deghelderof Grovetown, GA.  Sources confirm that  Deghelder was taken. She was last seen at the Charlie Norwood VA hospital in Augusta that she worked as a nurse in.  FOX 54's News Now reporter Shaquille Lord is staying with this case and will bring you more information as it becomes available. Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
  • McCormick County Coroner suspects foul play; 1 person identified

    McCormick County Coroner suspects foul play; 1 person identified

    Wednesday, July 25 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-07-25 21:13:41 GMT

    Breaking: FOX 54 brought you the story of human remains found in McCormick County on July 13, 2018.  Today, the McCormick County Coroner has told FOX 54 that the remains could be the result of foul play and one of the persons have been identified. The remains have been identified as 49-year-old  Ruth Hutter.  Please stay with FOX 54 as the story develops and more information is released. Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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    Breaking: FOX 54 brought you the story of human remains found in McCormick County on July 13, 2018.  Today, the McCormick County Coroner has told FOX 54 that the remains could be the result of foul play and one of the persons have been identified. The remains have been identified as 49-year-old  Ruth Hutter.  Please stay with FOX 54 as the story develops and more information is released. Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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  • Burke County Sheriff's Office get involved with 'Cops in the Community'

    Burke County Sheriff's Office get involved with 'Cops in the Community'

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 9:47 PM EDT2018-07-18 01:47:47 GMT
    Cops in the Community Event (Source: Burke County Sheriff's Office)Cops in the Community Event (Source: Burke County Sheriff's Office)

    The Burke County Sheriff's Office hosted a "Cops in the Community" event on Monday, July 16, 2018, in Waynesboro, Georgia as part of their community involvement program.  Adults, young adults, and children all joined the fun, fellowship, and football. The event also included great food- hotdogs, ice cream, chips, and sodas.  Burke County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Lewis Blanchard said he met with everyone and solicited their input, and suggestio...

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    The Burke County Sheriff's Office hosted a "Cops in the Community" event on Monday, July 16, 2018, in Waynesboro, Georgia as part of their community involvement program.  Adults, young adults, and children all joined the fun, fellowship, and football. The event also included great food- hotdogs, ice cream, chips, and sodas.  Burke County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Lewis Blanchard said he met with everyone and solicited their input, and suggestio...

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  • Developing Story: Two deaths in McDuffie County

    Developing Story: Two deaths in McDuffie County

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:03 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:03:47 GMT

    State and local authorities are currently investigating two deaths in McDuffie County. Paul Johnson, McDuffie County Deputy Coroner confirms the body of 65-year-old Billy Gene Sturkey and the body of 36-year-old Kelli Willis was found Wednesday, July 11th around 7:40 pm at a home at 990E George McDuffie Road in Dearing. McDuffie County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the home to do a welfare check and found the two people unresponsive. Personnel with the McD...

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    State and local authorities are currently investigating two deaths in McDuffie County. Paul Johnson, McDuffie County Deputy Coroner confirms the body of 65-year-old Billy Gene Sturkey and the body of 36-year-old Kelli Willis was found Wednesday, July 11th around 7:40 pm at a home at 990E George McDuffie Road in Dearing. McDuffie County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the home to do a welfare check and found the two people unresponsive. Personnel with the McD...

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  • Thomson community walks to raise awareness against bullying

    Thomson community walks to raise awareness against bullying

    Monday, July 16 2018 5:08 PM EDT2018-07-16 21:08:28 GMT

    Dozens of people gathered with their children in Thomson Saturday for a Stand Up Against Bullying Walk. Residents believe it's important to stick together and tackle this issue. Londa Lawson, a Thomson resident, joined the walk because her granddaughter was bullied at school. "It can happen to any of us, it can happen to anyone in our families and we just have to get information so we can talk to them so that they can be aware." That's what brought Lawson out to get i...

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    Dozens of people gathered with their children in Thomson Saturday for a Stand Up Against Bullying Walk. Residents believe it's important to stick together and tackle this issue. Londa Lawson, a Thomson resident, joined the walk because her granddaughter was bullied at school. "It can happen to any of us, it can happen to anyone in our families and we just have to get information so we can talk to them so that they can be aware." That's what brought Lawson out to get i...

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  • Students Serve throughout Augusta area

    Students Serve throughout Augusta area

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:27 PM EDT2018-07-16 19:27:38 GMT
    Source: Abilene Baptist ChurchSource: Abilene Baptist Church

    7th-12th grade students from Abilene Baptist Church will be serving throughout the Augusta area the week of July 15-20, 2018.

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    7th-12th grade students from Abilene Baptist Church will be serving throughout the Augusta area the week of July 15-20, 2018.

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  • Sitel Group will be hiring 500 full-time associates

    Sitel Group will be hiring 500 full-time associates

    Friday, July 13 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-07-13 22:57:41 GMT

    Sitel Group, a leading global customer experience management provider that delivers more than 2.5 million customer experiences every day, announced that it will be immediately hiring 500 full-time associates to support one of Sitel Group's largest retail clients – a multi-billion dollar global wholesale leader – and assist its shoppers through the online ordering process. Interested applicants should visit jobs.sitel.com and enter the keyword "Augusta" to begin ...

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    Sitel Group, a leading global customer experience management provider that delivers more than 2.5 million customer experiences every day, announced that it will be immediately hiring 500 full-time associates to support one of Sitel Group's largest retail clients – a multi-billion dollar global wholesale leader – and assist its shoppers through the online ordering process. Interested applicants should visit jobs.sitel.com and enter the keyword "Augusta" to begin ...

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  • North Augusta Public Safety needs help identifying this man

    North Augusta Public Safety needs help identifying this man

    Friday, July 13 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-07-13 22:38:49 GMT
    This man is wanted for questioning for forgery (Source:Augusta Dept. of Public Safety)This man is wanted for questioning for forgery (Source:Augusta Dept. of Public Safety)

    The North Augusta Department of Public Safety needs your help identifying this man.  He is wanted for questioning in a forgery case that occurred at the Security Federal bank on E. Martintown Rd.   If you have any information, please contact Investigator Chris Toole at 803-441-4217. Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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    The North Augusta Department of Public Safety needs your help identifying this man.  He is wanted for questioning in a forgery case that occurred at the Security Federal bank on E. Martintown Rd.   If you have any information, please contact Investigator Chris Toole at 803-441-4217. Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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  • Subaru Loves to Care

    Subaru Loves to Care

    Friday, July 13 2018 12:26 PM EDT2018-07-13 16:26:07 GMT

    For the third consecutive year, Subaru of America, Inc. and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) will spread love, hope and warmth to cancer patients and their families in communities across the country. 

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    For the third consecutive year, Subaru of America, Inc. and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) will spread love, hope and warmth to cancer patients and their families in communities across the country. 

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  • Augusta Receives Walt Disney Grant

    Augusta Receives Walt Disney Grant

    Thursday, July 12 2018 1:54 PM EDT2018-07-12 17:54:30 GMT
    Augusta Recreation and Parks (source: WFXG)Augusta Recreation and Parks (source: WFXG)

    Augusta’s Recreation and Parks Department has been selected to receive a $30,000 play space grant from The Walt Disney Company in support of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

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    Augusta’s Recreation and Parks Department has been selected to receive a $30,000 play space grant from The Walt Disney Company in support of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

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  • Ashley Buchanan, the woman found in IGA parking lot ruled a 'Suspicious Death'

    Ashley Buchanan, the woman found in IGA parking lot ruled a 'Suspicious Death'

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 8:35 PM EDT2018-07-12 00:35:45 GMT
    Angela Barnes is Wanted (Source: RCSO)Angela Barnes is Wanted (Source: RCSO)
    Angela Barnes is Wanted (Source: RCSO)Angela Barnes is Wanted (Source: RCSO)
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has confirmed on June 3, 2018, Richmond County Sheriff's Office Deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Deans Bridge Road and Barton Chapel Road at the IGA store located at 3355 Barton Chapel Road,  in reference to an injured person. Richmond County Sheriff Office Deputies were advised by 37-year-old Stovall Walker and 31-year-old Dian Smith that they believed to have seen a body, which was later identified at Ashley Buchana...More >>
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has confirmed on June 3, 2018, Richmond County Sheriff's Office Deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Deans Bridge Road and Barton Chapel Road at the IGA store located at 3355 Barton Chapel Road,  in reference to an injured person. Richmond County Sheriff Office Deputies were advised by 37-year-old Stovall Walker and 31-year-old Dian Smith that they believed to have seen a body, which was later identified at Ashley Buchana...More >>
  • Domestic dispute in Aiken

    Domestic dispute in Aiken

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 4:12 PM EDT2018-07-11 20:12:33 GMT
    Aiken Public Safety on the scene today (Source: WFXG)Aiken Public Safety on the scene today (Source: WFXG)

    There was large police presence reported around 3:00 p.m. today on Laurens Street in Aiken.

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    There was large police presence reported around 3:00 p.m. today on Laurens Street in Aiken.

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  • IRS phone scam demanding money or jail time

    IRS phone scam demanding money or jail time

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 9:09 AM EDT2018-07-10 13:09:34 GMT

    The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is again warning consumers about a phone scam that is demanding money and threatening jail time. 

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    The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is again warning consumers about a phone scam that is demanding money and threatening jail time. 

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  • Columbia County Republican Women Meeting

    Columbia County Republican Women Meeting

    Wednesday, July 4 2018 10:57 AM EDT2018-07-04 14:57:48 GMT

    The Columbia County Republican Women will be meeting Thursday, July12, 2018.

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    The Columbia County Republican Women will be meeting Thursday, July12, 2018.

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  • Shooting in the 1900 block of Haynie Drive

    Shooting in the 1900 block of Haynie Drive

    Monday, July 2 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-07-02 23:29:26 GMT
    Robert James Colgan (Source: RCSO, 2013)Robert James Colgan (Source: RCSO, 2013)

    On Sunday, July 2, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting at approximately 3:04 p.m. at 1924 Haynie Drive. 50-year-old Robert James Colgan had suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. The incident occurred in the front yard of 1924 Haynie Drive and  Colgan was transported to Augusta University Medical Center and is in stable condition. Today FOX 54 has information that Investigators have charged Colgan, as it turns out he was the aggressor, not th...

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    On Sunday, July 2, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting at approximately 3:04 p.m. at 1924 Haynie Drive. 50-year-old Robert James Colgan had suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. The incident occurred in the front yard of 1924 Haynie Drive and  Colgan was transported to Augusta University Medical Center and is in stable condition. Today FOX 54 has information that Investigators have charged Colgan, as it turns out he was the aggressor, not th...

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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 >>
  • 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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  • 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
    The Greater Augusta Family YMCA has broken ground on its Burke County facility. The expected completion for the facility is Summer of 2019. (Source: Greater Augusta YMCA)The Greater Augusta Family YMCA has broken ground on its Burke County facility. The expected completion for the facility is Summer of 2019. (Source: Greater Augusta YMCA)

    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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  • 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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  • Aiken-Barnwell Mental Health Center holding Career Expo

    Aiken-Barnwell Mental Health Center holding Career Expo

    Sunday, April 1 2018 11:45 PM EDT2018-04-02 03:45:38 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    The Aiken-Barnwell Mental Health Center will be holding a Career Expo this month. It will be on April 27 from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is free.  The Health Center is located at 1135 Gregg Highway in Aiken.

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    The Aiken-Barnwell Mental Health Center will be holding a Career Expo this month. It will be on April 27 from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is free.  The Health Center is located at 1135 Gregg Highway in Aiken.

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  • Man wanted for questioning in theft

    Man wanted for questioning in theft

    Sunday, April 1 2018 11:37 PM EDT2018-04-02 03:37:05 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.  Investigators say the man pictured is wanted for questioning in regards to theft by taking, financial transaction card theft and financial transaction card fraud.

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a man wanted for questioning.  Investigators say the man pictured is wanted for questioning in regards to theft by taking, financial transaction card theft and financial transaction card fraud.

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  • Heavy law enforcement presence in McDuffie County

    Sunday, September 23 2018 11:18 AM EDT2018-09-23 15:18:25 GMT
    FOX 54 has a crew on the scene in McDuffie County where there's a heavy law enforcement presence.  The McDuffie County Sheriffs Office, along with the McDuffie County Fire Rescue and the McDuffie County EMS are all posted at the intersection of Red Haven Drive and Stage Coach Road and the road is blocked off to traffic. Details are limited, however we're told the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is in charge of the scene.  We'll continue to update this story as d...More >>
    FOX 54 has a crew on the scene in McDuffie County where there's a heavy law enforcement presence.  The McDuffie County Sheriffs Office, along with the McDuffie County Fire Rescue and the McDuffie County EMS are all posted at the intersection of Red Haven Drive and Stage Coach Road and the road is blocked off to traffic. Details are limited, however we're told the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is in charge of the scene.  We'll continue to update this story as d...More >>
  • 'I just kept hitting him': Woman chases alleged groper through subway

    'I just kept hitting him': Woman chases alleged groper through subway

    Sunday, September 23 2018 9:16 AM EDT2018-09-23 13:16:44 GMT

    Chantal Castanon said she felt so angry she had to fight back. The man is still on the loose. 

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    Chantal Castanon said she felt so angry she had to fight back. The man is still on the loose. 

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  • 'Most amazing act of patriotism': Boy lies on ground to protect American flag

    'Most amazing act of patriotism': Boy lies on ground to protect American flag

    Sunday, September 23 2018 4:08 AM EDT2018-09-23 08:08:29 GMT
    A parent says three elementary school students were having a hard time folding the flag, so one of them lay down to keep it from touching the ground. (Source: Raycom Media)A parent says three elementary school students were having a hard time folding the flag, so one of them lay down to keep it from touching the ground. (Source: Raycom Media)

    A parent says three elementary school students were having a hard time folding the flag, so one of them lay down to keep it from touching the ground.

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    A parent says three elementary school students were having a hard time folding the flag, so one of them lay down to keep it from touching the ground.

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