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  • Coroner identifies detainees who drowned in the Little Pee Dee River

    Coroner identifies detainees who drowned in the Little Pee Dee River

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 10:09 AM EDT2018-09-19 14:09:54 GMT
    A Horry County Sheriff's Office van was swept away in flood waters resulting in two female mental health detainees drowning in the Little Pee Dee River Tuesday night (Source: WMBF News)A Horry County Sheriff's Office van was swept away in flood waters resulting in two female mental health detainees drowning in the Little Pee Dee River Tuesday night (Source: WMBF News)

    A Horry County Sheriff's Office van was swept away in flood waters resulting in two female mental health detainees drowning in the Little Pee Dee River Tuesday night. 

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    A Horry County Sheriff's Office van was swept away in flood waters resulting in two female mental health detainees drowning in the Little Pee Dee River Tuesday night. 

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  • 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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  • No, Anderson Cooper was not exaggerating Florence flood levels

    No, Anderson Cooper was not exaggerating Florence flood levels

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-09-18 21:32:10 GMT

    The CNN anchor reached his breaking point over the weekend when former Trump administration official Gavin J. Smith made a claim that Cooper was exaggerating flood levels during Hurricane Florence coverage.

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    The CNN anchor reached his breaking point over the weekend when former Trump administration official Gavin J. Smith made a claim that Cooper was exaggerating flood levels during Hurricane Florence coverage.

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  • Joshua Jones pleads guilty to murder of Aiken officer

    Joshua Jones pleads guilty to murder of Aiken officer

    Joshua Jones pleaded guilty Monday to murdering an Aiken Public Safety officer in 2012.  A judge sentenced Jones to life without parole for the killing of Cpl. Sandra Rogers.
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    Joshua Jones pleaded guilty Monday to murdering an Aiken Public Safety officer in 2012.  A judge sentenced Jones to life without parole for the killing of Cpl. Sandra Rogers. More >>
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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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  • Home daycare owner accused of drugging, tying kids to car seats in dark closet

    Home daycare owner accused of drugging, tying kids to car seats in dark closet

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 3:08 AM EDT2018-09-18 07:08:54 GMT
    Rebecca Anderson, 60, is in jail, facing nine counts of child endangerment. (Source: KTVT/Mesquite Police Department/CNN)Rebecca Anderson, 60, is in jail, facing nine counts of child endangerment. (Source: KTVT/Mesquite Police Department/CNN)

    The 60-year-old suspect is in jail, facing nine counts of child endangerment.

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    The 60-year-old suspect is in jail, facing nine counts of child endangerment.

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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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  • Jamie Ertle

    Jamie Ertle

    Meteorologist Jamie Ertle forecasts weather on FOX 54 News at Ten.

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    Meteorologist Jamie Ertle forecasts weather on FOX 54 News at Ten.

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  • Ants form floating islands to survive Florence flooding

    Ants form floating islands to survive Florence flooding

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 10:47 PM EDT2018-09-19 02:47:49 GMT
    Ants formed living islands to survive flooding caused by Hurricane Florence. (Source: CNN)Ants formed living islands to survive flooding caused by Hurricane Florence. (Source: CNN)

    People and pets aren't the only ones trying to reach dry land after Hurricane Florence. Some ants are doing the same – by forming floating islands.

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    People and pets aren't the only ones trying to reach dry land after Hurricane Florence. Some ants are doing the same – by forming floating islands.

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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 >>
  • Doctors Hospital previews $22 million ER expansion

    Doctors Hospital previews $22 million ER expansion

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 10:42 PM EDT2018-09-19 02:42:11 GMT
    Doctors Hospital to Cut Ribbon and Preview $21.8 Million ER ExpansionDoctors Hospital to Cut Ribbon and Preview $21.8 Million ER Expansion
    Doctors Hospital to Cut Ribbon and Preview $21.8 Million ER ExpansionDoctors Hospital to Cut Ribbon and Preview $21.8 Million ER Expansion
    Doctor's Hospital will soon be able to welcome more emergency patients. The hospital previewed its $28 million emergency room expansion with a ribbon cutting ceremony - and showing off new life saving tools and rooms.  #HappeningNow: A packed house at .@DoctorsAugusta. They’re about to cut the ribbon on a $21.8 million expansion. The #hospital will preview the Emergency Department after a #ribboncutting ceremony with a community open house. .@WFXGFOX54 pic.twitter.com/yr...More >>
    Doctor's Hospital will soon be able to welcome more emergency patients. The hospital previewed its $28 million emergency room expansion with a ribbon cutting ceremony - and showing off new life saving tools and rooms.  #HappeningNow: A packed house at .@DoctorsAugusta. They’re about to cut the ribbon on a $21.8 million expansion. The #hospital will preview the Emergency Department after a #ribboncutting ceremony with a community open house. .@WFXGFOX54 pic.twitter.com/yr...More >>
  • Meet Our Staff

    Meet Our Staff

    Here, you will find a list of WFXG FOX 54's leadership team and various ways to contact them.

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    Here, you will find a list of WFXG FOX 54's leadership team and various ways to contact them.

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  • With mandatory evacuations announced, Myrtle Beach preps for Hurricane Florence

    With mandatory evacuations announced, Myrtle Beach preps for Hurricane Florence

    Monday, September 10 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-09-11 00:31:32 GMT

    We went to Conway, near Myrtle Beach to keep an eye on traffic as are trying to leave before the lane reversals take effect tomorrow. 

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    We went to Conway, near Myrtle Beach to keep an eye on traffic as are trying to leave before the lane reversals take effect tomorrow. 

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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 >>
  • Fire damages house in Martinez

    Fire damages house in Martinez

    Columbia County firefighters are responding to a house fire in Martinez.More >>
    Columbia County firefighters are responding to a house fire in Martinez.More >>
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 'Don't mess with Nana': TX grandma kills 12-foot alligator with one shot

    'Don't mess with Nana': TX grandma kills 12-foot alligator with one shot

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 2:37 AM EDT2018-09-19 06:37:24 GMT
    The alligator-hunting grandmother believes the gator could be responsible for the disappearance of her miniature horse. (Source: Scott Hughes/Facebook/KTRK/CNN)The alligator-hunting grandmother believes the gator could be responsible for the disappearance of her miniature horse. (Source: Scott Hughes/Facebook/KTRK/CNN)

    The alligator-hunting grandmother believes the gator could be responsible for the disappearance of her miniature horse.

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    The alligator-hunting grandmother believes the gator could be responsible for the disappearance of her miniature horse.

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