Lessie B. Price Senior and Youth Center opens in Aiken after years of planning

There was a large turn out Wednesday for the ribbon cutting and opening of the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center.

  Augusta Canal celebrating National Park Week

  Locals react to deadly Sri Lanka attacks

Over 200 came together for 8th Harrisburg Clean and Green Day

UPDATE: Burke County man who was missing has been found

  Community gathers to celebrate the life of Latania Carwell

Disabled veteran in Jackson gets a new roof for family’s home

Continued Coverage

  Greenbriar High School student signs for U.S. Naval Academy

Mayor’s Fifth Annual Easter Egg Drop cancelled

  H54K: Fox Creek High student overcomes diagnosis and moves forward with golf fate

  Harlem Mayor asks for House Bill 598 to be vetoed

  North Augusta drawing a large crowd during the Masters

  H54K: Drive of a Champion

  Young girls in Augusta motivated to swing a little higher

The excitement of all this week’s golf action is spreading to another group across the CSRA – young people.

Downtown Augusta distillery set to open Monday

Second City Distilling Co., is scheduled to open on Monday, April 8th in Downtown Augusta. This distillery will serve vodka, whiskey, bourbon, rum and gin that will be made at the location.

  H54K: 17-year-old female golfer Mary Hunt Murray

For a local young female golfer it represents opportunity, after overcoming some adversity of her own.Practice is every day for 17-year-old Mary Hunt Murray

Public views proposed changes to Hardy McManus Rd. Widening project

Dozens of residents in Columbia County made their way to Riverside Elementary School where a public meeting was held to discuss the proposed plans for improvements to Hardy McManus Rd.

  H54K: Award winning local 9-year-old golfer Karsyn Herron

  Augusta’s Point in Time count shows increase in those that are homeless

Local Owners to donate to Burn Foundation

Solutions to Grovetown traffic issues are in the works

Augusta dedicates 2019 AHA BBQ fundraiser to late commissioners

Update: Driver not charged after 7-year-old was hit and killed while riding his bike

Golden Harvest Food Bank to celebrate new greenhouse and meal donation

The WoodmenLife Foundation has partnered with Golden Harvest Food Bank to build 2 new greenhouses and 66,000 meals to support providing healthy food for hungry families.

  Public meeting on Lock & Dam reveals Alternative 1-1 is not an option

The public was invited to a meeting this Thursday in the Augusta Chambers to comment on the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam.

Bushwood and Boots coming to Evans Towne Center Park April 11th

The Major Rager’s Bushwood and Boots event will be held at Evans Towne Center Park Thursday, Apr. 11.

  H54K: Richmond County senior receives over a million dollars in scholarships

17-year-old Jakelia Baker, a senior at Lucy C. Laney High School, received over a million dollars worth of scholarships and has over 50 college acceptances.

TaxSlayer opens new location on Broad St.

The TaxSlayer, a software company, has officially opened its doors to their new building. Wednesday, the ribbon cutting event was held on Broad St. where several people showed up to support.

Dairy Queen to give away first day of Spring treats

On Wednesday Mar 20, Dairy Queen locations across the nation will give everyone a chance to enjoy a free ice cream cone in celebration of the first day of Spring.

Islamic Society of Augusta member speaks out on attacks to New Zealand mosque’s

Local mosques in the CSRA are taking protective measures after the attack in New Zealand. Members of the local Islamic Society in Augusta say hatred has no place in the mosque or in our country.

  Up FUR Adoption: Baby

WFXG is a big champion for animals in need. This week’s featured pet “Up Fur Adoption Now” – Baby.

  H54K: 9-year-old wheelchair-enabled boy works to participate in a half marathon

Naomi Williams, Noah’s mother, says he has a laundry list of diagnoses including cerebral palsy, but now the 9-year-old is defying odds with every step.

  Harlem City Council seat vacant, after member resigns

A city council seat in Harlem is now vacant after a council member resigned. A meeting was called Wednesday to discuss the options of how to fill the empty seat.

Augusta GreenJackets announce 2019 booming fireworks schedule

The Augusta GreenJackets released the dates of 10 Fireworks Extravaganzas at SRP Park in 2019.

Family Emergency Ready Day coming to the Augusta Commons March 23

The Augusta Fire Department and Emergency Management Agency hold a Family Emergency Ready Day Saturday, March 23 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Augusta Commons.

  Daycare employee in North Augusta faces 5 felony charges toward a child

North Augusta Department of Public Safety (NADPS) charged a woman on Friday with five felony counts of unlawful conduct toward a child.

  Deputies sorting horses in Columbia County after caregiver slapped with animal cruelty charge

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies went to Grovetown to sort horses after a man has been charged with cruelty to animals.

Tickets now available for 2019 Pacers & Polo

Tickets are available for the 16th annual Pacers and Polo match scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 30, at 1:00 p.m., on the Powderhouse Polo Field in Aiken.

Augusta to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with parade and celebration

Augusta’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration in downtown Augusta happens Mar. 16, 2019.

  Transport Workers Union host town hall, addressing school bus issues in Richmond County

School bus drivers and parents brought their issues and complaints with school buses to the Richmond County School System. They packed a town hall meeting Thursday night, held by the Transport Worker’s Union.

  Paine College competing in Home Depot Retool Your School Competition

Paine College is looking to win $50,000 from competition to use on campus improvement.

  H54K: Columbia County student finds her voice through her feet

At the young age of 12, Charlie Faler already has a decade of dance experience, finding her voice through her feet in this week's "High 5 4 Kids."

  US Army Corps of Engineers hold Lock & Dam workshop

There were no empty seats in the room as leaders with the US Army corps of engineers explained their plans for the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam.

US Army Corps of Engineers to hold workshop for future plans of Lock and Dam

In a press release Friday, the Army Corps of Engineers announced they will be holding an interactive workshop on the proposed future of the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam.

Georgia Power encourages readiness as spring weather season arrives

Georgia Power reminds customers to keep safety first during a storm.

March is American Red Cross month

March is American Red Cross Month and Georgia’s Red Cross is asking people to be a hero for families in need by becoming a volunteer, learning lifesaving skills, giving blood or donating to #help1family on Red Cross Giving Day, March 27.

Local girl taking on bullies with new book

Bullying is an-ever prevalent issue in schools across the nation. That problem inspired former Boys & Girls Club member Ja’Nessa Elise Hankerson to write a book to bring awareness to the topic.

  Richmond County seeing growth in local developments

Businesses open and close everyday in the CSRA, but Richmond County is seeing more growth lately. In Richmond County in the past 90 days, $700 million dollars of new investments were announced.

  H54K: Richmond County student makes Georgia’s All-State Choir singing opera, jazz and more

Meet a Richmond County junior at Cross Creek High School, who is one of the best singer in his age group in all of Georgia, in this week's "High 5 4 Kids."

  Grovetown Political Forum holds Grovetown Debate

The Grovetown Political Forum held a debate at the Grovetown Council Chambers, Wednesday. Allen Transou and Marsha Keating are running for the chair, but only Transou showed up to the debate.

  Newest addition to Summerville community: a “Little Free Pantry”

The white box can be found at the corner of Kings Way and Troupe Street. It was put up by a local girl scout and Hill Baptist Church.

  Business is booming for a local beekeeper

Spring is less than a month away, but one man’s bees have been hard at work making honey and carrying pollen.

Pedestrian hit, dies after being hit by car on Peach Orchard Road

The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of a pedestrian that was hit by a car on Peach Orchard Road.

  Medical College of Georgia is Igniting the Dream of Medicine for hundreds

The 8th Annual Igniting the Dream of Medicine brought hundreds of high school and college students to the Medical College of Georgia Saturday.

  Augusta University holds their 11th annual half marathon

People swarmed downtown Augusta Saturday morning for the 11th annual Augusta University half marathon 10k and 5k.

RSCO respond to man holding a victim hostage, barricading himself in home, before setting it on fire

Early Saturday morning the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office responded to a barricaded person on Dudley Street.

  Discussions continue on New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam

The discussion continues about the plan for the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam. Friday marks day 7 of the 30 day comment period.

Easy & delicious margarita recipe for National Margarita Day!

Celebrate National Margarita Day in the most delicious way possible.

  Law Enforcement in SC is visible as they work towards achieving Target Zero

North Augusta Public Safety has been teaming up with Aiken Department of Public Safety to keep drivers on the road safe at all times.

  Reflections Art Affair, an African-American history program

Reflections Art Affair proudly presents an African-American history program Fri, Feb. 22, 2019 12-2 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. at the Bec Plex 5595 Jefferson Davis Highway in North Augusta.

  H54K: Columbia County student overcomes shyness through dance

She’s been practicing her craft at Stephanie Dancer’s in Evans for the past 7 or 8 years, taking on ballet, jazz, hip hop, and tap, giving it all she’s got on the competition stage.

  Neighbor helps man after drive-by shooting

Two people are recovering from gunshot wounds after a drive-by shooting in North Augusta, Tuesday.

  Horizon Foundation honors Jay Jefferies with Humanitarian Award

Our very own Jay Jefferies was the man of the hour at Crowne Plaza in North Augusta Tuesday night.

UPDATE: Grovetown horse owner charged with cruelty to animals

Jose Ramon Reveron-George is charged with cruelty to animals in the case.

Heart and Sole 5K Walk/Run to support Children’s Hospital of Georgia

The 13th annual Heart and Sole 5K Walk/Run is set for Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.

Augusta city leaders hold town hall meeting to discuss park safety

Dozens of people gathering for a Town Hall meeting at the Bernie Ward Community Center Friday to address the safety concerns of Fleming Park and other parks in Augusta.

  $100,000 raised in 2019 Horizon Foundation Raffle

The Dr. Mac Bowman Horizon Foundation funds and supports children’s charities in the local Augusta market.

Aiken County residents are still eating at local restaurants despite Hepatitis A outbreak

Though DHEC has declared a Hepatitis A outbreak, in Aiken that did not stop locals from enjoying a meal.

Town hall meeting to be held at park where Melquan Robinson died

The community will be gathering at Bernie Ward Community Center from 6 to 7 p.m. to share their concerns about the safety of Fleming Park as well as other parks in the county.

  H54K: Two Richmond County brothers are Georgia’s top JROTC marksmen

Two Richmond County brothers are both some of the sharpest shooters in the state of Georgia. Marvin and Melvin Pell are this week's "High 5 4 Kids" honorees.

UPDATE: Aiken County Animal Shelter extends Valentine’s Day adoption special

The Aiken County Animal Shelter will be hosting a Valentine's Day adoption event through Valentine's Day.

  Consumer News: Local loan officer gives home financing advice

Leadership Columbia County member and Queensborough Bank and Trust loan officer, Xavier Clark, shares advice.

  H54K: Richmond County student accepted to an Ivy League university

Meet a Davidson Fine Arts student who's been accepted to an Ivy League university in this week's High Five For Kids.

  You can enter for a chance to win a new 2019 Mercedes-Benz in Augusta

Mercedes-Benz of Augusta will be raffling off a brand new 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 in support of the Dr. Mac Bowman Horizon Foundation.

North Augusta High School band holds fundraiser

North Augusta High School’s Jacket Reginment Band Boosters are hosting a mattress fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 9th. The event will be in the gymnasium from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  Local high school student needs your help to donate to our men and women in arms

Lakeside High School senior, Taylor Buckley sat down with us to talk about her senior project "Operation Call 2 Duty".

Acting EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler speaks on SOTU in Dearing

The Environmental Protection Agency’s acting Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, was in Dearing, Ga. joined by other EPA officials promoting the president’s State of the Union Address and other EPA plans.

Update: A 10 year-old boy accidentally shot in Harlem dies

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office responded to shooting at a Harlem home this afternoon. Deputies say the call came in at 12:35 p.m.

Community members speak out about adult entertainment ordinance

Commissioners in Augusta will be voting Tuesday, Feb. 5th, on changing an ordinance that will allow two adult entertainment clubs to remain open if it is agreed that they can be passed down to an heir.

North Augusta High School progressing with construction

Construction is still moving along at North Augusta High School as they prepare to move on to phase 3.

  H54K: Richmond County teen to play in Carnegie Hall a second time

In this week's High Five for Kids, meet a Richmond County high school student, who's musical talents have allowed her to play at a venue that's reserved for "la creme de la creme," not once, but twice.