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Sheriff’s Office: No link between recent murders in Edgefield County

Edgefield County Sheriff's Office believes there is no connection between two murders that happened in the past several weeks.

Man wanted for questioning in Augusta forgery case

Two families displaced, dog severely burned in fire

Man arrested for illegal dumping in Blythe

Tips for safely heating your home

Grovetown community split on city’s halloween night plan for sexual offenders

Suspect in Blue Ridge Dr. hit-and-run arrested

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Grovetown Mayor makes sex offenders one less worry on Halloween

Traffic stop in Taliaferro County leads deputies to hundreds of pounds of weed

Georgia-Carolina State Fair wraps up 96th year

RCSO searching for suspect wanted for multiple armed robberies

Trinity Elite Titans dedicate their game to Melquan Robinson, Jr.

The boys who tried to save Melquan Robinson’s life speak out about what happened

There has been some confusion in what exactly happened in the moments leading up to the terrible tragedy. The boys who were there when it happened said some of the details in the report are not correct.

18th Annual Miracle Mile Walk is in Augusta this weekend

The event raises money for the University Health Care Systems breast health services and the Mobile Mammography Unit, which never turns away a woman.

Commissioner Grady Smith remembered at Trinity on the Hill Methodist Church

Community members, family members, friends and colleagues spent their Friday afternoon celebrating the life of long-time Augusta Commissioner Grady Smith at Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church. Commissioner Smith passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from an illness he had been battling.

Former NFL player organizes free athletic training for Fleming Park electrocution survivors

Since the terrible tragedy of Melquan Robinson, Jr.'s death, an outpouring of support from the community has been front and center. Now, a local business owner and former NFL player is getting the ball rolling to helping his team grieve.

  Homicide victim’s missing car found

Shepeard Blood Center desperate for O negative blood

Columbia County could have sign updates in the coming months

Vigil held for boy electrocuted at Fleming Athletic Complex

Augusta electrician talks electrical safety in light of Melquan Robinson’s death

911 calls show confusion after boy was electrocuted at Fleming Athletic Complex

  Driver in Masters Week bus crash indicted on 21 charges

The driver of a tour bus that overturned on I-20 during Masters Week 2018 has been indicted on 21 charges. The bus was carrying Masters Patrons from Atlanta to Augusta.

Sheriff’s Office investigating suspicious death at Augusta Red Roof Inn

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office and Coroner's Office are investigating a suspicious death at an Augusta hotel.

Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in CSRA for early vote bus tour

Her campaign will make stops across the state of Georgia during the three weeks of in-person early vote and up until Election Day.

Grief counselors comfort Melquan Robinson’s Trinity Elite Titans teammates

The City of Augusta has issued a statement about the death of Melquan Robinson. An outside firm will be assessing the cause of the electrocution.

North Augusta Middle School teacher arrested after daughter left alone in car all day

A North Augusta Middle School teacher is facing charges after she reportedly left her 2-year-old daughter in her vehicle for an entire day while she was at work.

Officials respond to reports of voter suppression in Jefferson County

Allegations of voter suppression began swirling in Jefferson County, GA after a video of senior citizens being forced to leave a voting bus appeared on Social Media.

Grady Smith funeral arrangements

Funeral arrangement for Richmond County Commission Grady Smith have been set.

12-year-old Augusta boy electrocuted while playing football

A 12 year-old boy is dead in Richmond County after being being electrocuted, Monday night. Melquan Robinson was playing football at the Bernie Ward Community Center, when he ran off the field and into a chain-link fence.

$150,000 lottery ticket sold in Aiken

A winning lottery ticket worth $150,000 was sold in Aiken Saturday.

Beech Island woman struck and killed by vehicle

A Beech Island woman was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking on Atomic Rd. Tuesday night.

Fire claims home in Montclair Subdivision

The Augusta Fire Department responded to the scene of a structure fire around 1 a.m. Wednesday. That fire appearing to cause significant damage.

Richmond County budget presentation adjourned due to passing of District 10 Commissioner

The Richmond County Commission did not see the complete 2019 budget presentation due to passing of fellow Commissioner Grady Smith.

Hero family saves elderly Burke County woman from house fire

A family is being recognized as heroes in Burke County after they helped an elderly neighbor escape her burning home.

Richmond County Commissioner Grady Smith dies

Richmond County Commissioner Grady Smith has died.

Advance voting off to a good start

Monday marked the start of early voting in Georgia ahead of the November 6th general election. The first day turnout numbers have been released for Columbia and Richmond County.

Vice President Pence set to visit Georgia to survey damage after Hurricane Michael

Vice President Pence will make his way to Georgia Tuesday to observe the damage done by Hurricane Michael. Mike Pence will be in southwest Georgia to look at it’s impact to the Georgia agriculture industry.

Paine College’s president optimistic about future despite accreditation battle

Dr. Jerry L. Hardee Responds to a Recent Court Ruling on Accreditation

Georgia-Carolina State Fair operating normally, despite rumors

The Georgia-Carolina State Fair is addressing rumors that it will be closing early this year.

Body found on Deans Bridge Rd. identified

The Richmond County Coroner's Office is investigating a body they say was found after laying in a wooded area on Deans Bridge Rd. for several days.

Georgia early voting begins

Monday early voting begins in Georgia for the General Election. In-person early voting starts this morning at 8a.m.

Trial begins for King Spa rape suspect

The trial for a man accused of rape at a Columbia County day spa will start at 9 a.m. , Monday. Damione Aaron Evans was arrested by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office for the incident that allegedly happened back in May of 2016, at the King’s Health Spa on South Belair Road.

Augusta native wins Marine of the Year

MSGT Bryan D. Smith, of South Augusta, was awarded 2017 Marine of the Year. He was given the award September 25th, 2018.

29th Augusta Greek Festival brings large crowd

Organizers say the numbers for this years Greek Festival might be record breaking.

Grovetown High School hosts 9th annual band invitational

Grovetown High School band celebrated their 10 year anniversary with a special show theme.

Vote Smart event held in Augusta Public Library

Vote Smart is a program that teaches people how to sift through messages during campaigns and get down to the facts.

District 4 in Augusta - Richmond County monthly community breakfast

District 4 Augusta - Richmond County Commissioner Sammie Sias hosts community breakfast

Charges have been made in the murder of Antoine Jones

Three suspects have been charged in the murder of Antoine Jones from July 2018.

2018 Light the Night brings out hundreds

Lanterns lit up Evans Towne Center for the Light the Night event.

Red Cross of Augusta in disaster assessment phase after Hurricane Michael

Augusta's Red Cross is working to help people impacted by Hurricane Michael

More than 50,000 voter registrations are ‘pending’ due to Georgia’s ‘exact match’ law

The situation is sparking the call for gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp to resign as Secretary of State, a lawsuit and national outrage.

Judge rules in favor for Depart. of Energy to shut down MOX immediately

Judge rules in favor for D.O.E to shut down MOX immediately

Georgia mother jailed after daughter left home alone with dead dogs

An Augusta mother, Monquetta Holder, is behind bars after her deputies found her children living in "unbearable" conditions.

Barton Chapel Road murder suspect granted bond

Arquette Jones was granted $50,000 bond Friday in Richmond County Superior Court. Jones and his cousin Nigel Robinson are charged with murder for the death of 17-year-old Roshawn White.

Attempted murder suspect sought in Aiken

Aiken Public Safety is searching for an attempted murder suspect, 28-year-old Marquis Devon Hicks.

Aiken Youth Empowerment will host its Teen Life Maze

Aiken Youth Empowerment, or Aye, will be holding their third annual Teen Life Maze. This events helps to teach teens the consequences of making the wrong decisions.

Richmond, Columbia Counties well prepared for the aftermath of Michael

Early preparations for the storm left two counties in the CSRA with less clean up to do.

List of school reopening’s after Michael

List of schools reopening in the area after Michael

Taking a look at the damage left from Michael in Burke County

A look at the damage that Tropical Storm Michael left in Burke County

Edgefield Sheriff’s Department investigating man being found dead with a gunshot wound in the head

North Augusta man found dead in Edgefield with a gun shot wound in the head. Sheriff's Department is investigating.

RCSO helps clear debris from communities

RCSO and DA Office work together to remove debris from communities.

Hurricane Michael knocks down trees, power in Aiken County

Hurricane Michael's winds bring down trees in Aiken

Bicyclist struck by car on Wrightsboro Road

Bicyclist struck on Wrightsboro Road

Freightliner crash impacts I-20 WB for hours

Truck runs into interstate median in Aiken County

Trees down across Barnwell County in the wake of Michael

Downed trees were a common sight in Barnwell County Thursday in the wake of Michael.

Jefferson County, GA first responders prepared to protect during Hurricane Michael

Wrens feels the wrath of Hurricane Michael

Old Appling Harlem Hwy. reopened after crash

Old Appling Harlem Hwy. near Wrightsboro Rd. in Harlem was shut down due to a crash Thursday morning.

Crash on Hwy. 24 in Burke County

Trees on the road caused a single-vehicle crash on Hwy. 24 in Burke County.

Areas to avoid in the CSRA

Police and EMA has identified several areas of the CSRA that should be avoided due to storm damage.

Power outages due to Tropical Storm Michael

Power outages are beginning to pop up as Hurricane Michael begins to move into the CSRA. We will keep a list of affected areas here.

Gov. Deal holds roundtable st SRP Park

Gov. Henry McMaster held a rountdable meeting on the growth of South Carolina at SRP Park Wednesday.

Gov. Henry McMaster urges Aiken residents to prepare for Hurricane Michael

Rainfall and flooding is also a significant threat inland into the Carolinas.

Augusta Mayor, EMA Director and County Administrator give update on plans for Hurricane Michael

The most recent updates from County Officials on Hurricane Michael.

UPDATE: 7 people injured in car crash on Highway 25 in Burke County

7 people were injured in a car crash in Burke County & had to be transported to the hospital.

Charlie Norwood Medical Center have cancelled all appointments ahead of Michael

All appointments have been cancelled at the Charlie Norwood Medical Center ahead of Michael.

5PM UPDATE: Hurricane Michael pushes inland; Heavy rain, wind, and tornado threat moves into the CSRA

The latest on Michael from the First Alert weather team. Michael heads for the Gulf Coast and will impact the CSRA

School closings and delays for Hurricane Michael

School Closures and Delays

Augusta leaders hold briefing for Hurricane Michael update

Augusta-Richmond County leaders met Thursday morning to discuss plans for Hurricane Matthew.

Aiken suspends trash pickup due to Hurricane Michael

The City of Aiken is suspending solid waste pickup Thursday due to Hurricane Michael.