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  Richmond County Sheriff’s Office talks policy changes

Safe places in Richmond County to meet for internet sales

Crews working on fire at Lake Forest Dr. apartments

Motorcyclist killed in Augusta crash identified

Missing 15-year-old Augusta boy found

Georgia Power, DOE finalize $1.67 B loan for Plant Vogtle

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3 members of Sex, Money, Murder gang from Richmond County sentenced

Fatal single vehicle crash on Deans Bridge Road

  Fire engulfs Martinez home

Golden Harvest Food Bank to celebrate new greenhouse and meal donation

  U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry visits Plant Vogtle for unit 3 & 4 project

  Richmond County students studying aerospace visit airport

Camden County’s proposed spaceport: Lifesaver or coast-killer?

You could watch rockets launch right off the Georgia coast if state and local leaders get their wish.

Investigation into former Harlem police chief

Former Harlem police chief Chuck Meadows has been fired from his position as Code Enforcement Officer.

Former Ft. Gordon Colonel pleads guilty to accepting bribes

A former active-duty U.S. Army colonel stationed at Ft. Gordon has pleaded guilty for his role in accepting bribes to steer military contract to a business.

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.

Man wanted for card fraud at local chicken restaurants

Closed section of Walton Way set to reopen

City of Augusta to host public comment hearing on lock and dam proposal

Congressman Rick Allen hosts free file tax event

Community members upset about apartments moving into their neighborhood

Augusta commissioner addresses why he doesn’t stand for the Pledge

Traffic management center officially opens

The project connects most major roadways from downtown to Bobby Jones Expressway.

UPDATE: 2 injured in shooting at Dogwood Terrace Apartments in Augusta

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting near downtown Augusta.

Police looking for public’s assistance in identifying male

The unknown subject is wanted for questioning in a reference to a financial transaction card fraud that occurred on February 18 at Chipotle located at 229 Robert C. Daniel Jr. in Augusta.

Waynesboro mayor holds state of the city address

Waynesboro Mayor Gregory Carswell held a state of the city Tuesday. In it, he addressed the city’s budget and how the city is paying down debt while staying on track with a balanced budget.

Seasonal recreation sites reopen at Strom Thurmond Lake

Recreation sites at the J. Strom Thurmond Lake open for the 2019 season on a cascading basis from Mar. 29 to Apr. 26.

Celebrate the first day of spring with some free treats

You can celebrate the first day of spring with freebies at Dairy Queen and Rita's Italian Ice.

Mayor says decal on city vehicle could compromise his safety

Mayor Davis cited his family and staff's safety for not wanting those decals.

Commission delays vote on rehab center in South Augusta

Should the Hale Foundation open a drug and alcohol treatment center in South Augusta? Commissioners delayed that vote for now.

Grovetown City Council election, ESPLOST results

The results of Columbia County’s special election are in.

Bobby Williams wins District 5 Richmond County Commission seat

Less than 2 hours after the polls closed in Richmond County, results show Bobby Williams winning the District 5 Richmond County Commission seat.

Jones Creek legal battle over, land now for sale

All parties came together and agreed to close the case.

Levi’s call canceled for missing GA boy

The Merriwether County Sheriff’s Office has issues a Levi’s Call for a missing 3-year-old boy in Georgia.

Former Waynesboro Pharmacist pleads guilty

A Waynesboro pharmacist appeared in court on Tuesday Mar. 19 and plead guilty to illegally obtaining opioids for his own use.

Tuesday is special election day in Richmond and Columbia Counties

Special elections are held Tuesday in Richmond and Columbia Counties. Here’s what you need to know before you cast your ballot.

  Better Business Bureau discusses the importance of clearing your digital trash

Gigi Turner, Regional Director at Better Business Bureau Central Georgia & the CSRA came on the FOX 54 morning show to discuss the importance of clearing your digital trash and why it’s such an important step in avoiding identity theft.

Prescribed fire at Keg Creek WMA

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, along with the US Army Corps of Engineers will be performing a prescribed fire at Keg Creek WMA in Columbia County on Tuesday.

Commission to decide fate of proposed rehab facility in South Augusta

A final decision is expected during Tuesday’s Augusta-Richmond County Commission meeting on a proposed new Hale House Foundation rehab facility in South Augusta.

  Investigators believe more people involved in St. Patrick’s Day shooting

Sheriff Roundtree says investigators haven't interviewed everyone involved just yet.. and alcohol played a role in this incident.

  Fort Gordon hosts program for Women’s History Month

At Fort Gordon, a celebration held Monday, March 18 recognized women’s trailblazing accomplishments throughout history, in honor of Women’s History Month.

Investigators: Augusta man killed while testing ‘21-foot rule’

We now have more information about the events leading up to the death of an Augusta Man.

Police looking for public’s assistance in identifying male

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a subject.

UPDATE: Suspect in St. Patrick’s Day Broad St. shooting denied bond

Richmond County Sheriff's Office Note: Montreze Roundtree and Sheriff Richard Roundtree are not related.

Augusta small woods fire under control

Augusta Fire crews are on the scene near the 1900 block of Tobacco Rd.

$100,000 Powerball ticket sold in Blythe

One lottery player in Blythe is $100,000 richer. At least, they will be once they come forward.

Police looking for man who allegedly exposed himself in a Starbucks

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a male subject that is wanted for in reference to a Public Indecency incident.

UPDATE: All lanes have reopened after accident slowed traffic on I-20 West in Columbia County

Authorities are on the scene of a two vehicle accident that has occurred near mile marker 183 I-20 West.

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.

Gas prices rise 28 cents over the past month

Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $2.42 per gallon for regular unleaded, which is the highest daily average price of 2019. Sunday’s state average was 23 cents per gallon more than a month ago but 2 cents less than this time last year.

  Victims of New Zealand terrorist attacks remembered in CSRA

This latest act against the Muslim community brings hundreds of people of all faiths to their knees here inside the Islamic Community Center of Augusta.

Hundreds celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in downtown Augusta

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Downtown Augusta to enjoy the St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Burke County Woman convicted after starved, injured dogs found living in filthy home

Martha Louise Falaro was convicted on 7 counts of Cruelty to Animals Thursday, March 14th.

Festival-goers, businesses gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations

People are making their way into the Hostess City for the big St. Patrick’s Day celebration. It’s a weekend many businesses have been preparing for, for quite a while.

Police looking for woman for questioning to Forgery

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is looking to identify the pictured subject who is wanted for questioning in regards to forgery in the third degree.

Police force in Lumpkin, GA reduced to one after all other officers resign in protest

Only one police officer remains in Lumpkin, GA after the rest of the police force resigns.

Police looking for man for multiple counts of identity fraud

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is looking for an unknown subject who is wanted for multiple counts of identity fraud in multiple jurisdictions.

UPDATE: Missing Augusta man found

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 54-year-old Jessie Taylor, who was last seen on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 on the 1000 block of Greene Street in Augusta.

3rd annual Servers for Kids Celebrity Dinner a success

The 3rd Annual Servers for Kids Celebrity Dinner packed the new Crowne Plaza hotel in North Augusta Thursday night.

  UPDATE: Boyfriend arrested in suspicious death of woman at Martinez apartment complex

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office tells FOX 54 that 46-year-old Larry Perry has been arrested and charged with murder in the suspicious death of 60-year-old Geraldine Sharp.

  Improvements coming to Lake Olmstead

The Augusta Recreation and Parks Department held a community meeting Thursday to discuss proposed plans on improvements to the Julian Smith Casino, the BBQ Pit, and the Gazebo.

  $2M lawsuit filed against University Hospital, doctor for fetus flushed down toilet

A husband and wife have filed a lawsuit against University Hospital and 1 doctor working there for, they say, flushing their miscarried fetus down the toilet.

UPDATE: Man killed by Bobcat tractor in Augusta

It has been confirmed from the Richmond County Coroner’s Office that a pedestrian has been hit and killed by a car near McDade Farm Rd. in Hephizbah.

Police looking for armed and dangerous man for aggravated assault

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 20-year-old Dwight Everett Hill, Jr. for an aggravated assault in the 2400 block of Plantation Road that happened Sunday, Jan. 13 at 8:59 p.m.

  Celebrate Pi Day with these March 14th deals

March 14th is National Pi Day.

Survey: Three in four Americans remain afraid of fully self-driving vehicles

AAA’s annual automated vehicle survey found that 71-percent of people are afraid to ride in fully self-driving vehicles.

Health block party to be held at Richmond County Health Department

The health fair aims to connect with the residents of the East Central Health District to promote a healthy community and provide awareness of the services that are available to assist them in their daily lives.

SRNS Employees take time off to help others Friday

Hundreds of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) employees have volunteered to work Friday, Mar. 15 at United Way projects and a few private homes to improve the lives of potentially hundreds of citizens.

McDonald’s testing new mighty chicken menu items in the Augusta area

McDonald’s is testing a Mighty Chicken Sandwich, Mighty Chicken Deluxe Sandwich, and Mighty Chicken Tenders exclusively in Augusta Thursday, Mar. 14.

Augusta Woman wanted for damaging property at local hotel

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding a woman wanted for damaging property at a local hotel.

  Hephzibah woman in custody after reportedly conspiring to support ISIS

After allegedly conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a Hephzibah woman found herself in federal custody.

2 arrested for Augusta teen’s murder

An Augusta teen has died after being shot at his home on the 1000 block of River Ridge Rd. Now investigators have arrested 2 men for his murder.

Fort Gordon to conduct all hazard response exercise

Beginning Monday March 18 through Friday March 22 expect more security searches and delays while traveling into and around the Fort Gordon installation.

Woman arrested for abusing disabled man in Augusta

A staff member at Lizzy’s Adult Daycare has been arrested for allegedly abusing a disabled elderly man.

  Many commissioners open to allowing strip clubs serve alcohol

Commissioner Dennis Williams says the potential change would give businesses an equal opportunity to be successful.

  Who’s going to use the mayor’s new SUV?

Commissioners confused about who's going to use the Chevy Tahoe approved for the mayor.

  Commissioners want to repair Lake Olmstead Stadium’s patio deck before Memorial Day Weekend

The 7,000 square foot patio deck at Lake Olmstead Stadium is in bad condition.

Blythe man arrested for firing at police helicopter

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Blythe man after he admitted to firing shots at a law enforcement helicopter.

Man arrested for Deans Bridge Rd. shooting

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man in connection to the shooting of a woman on Deans Bridge Rd.

Woman sought by Richmond County Sheriff’s Office

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a woman wanted for questioning in a fraud case and for outstanding warrants.