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RCSO responds to video circulating of fight in Downtown Augusta

  Augusta one of two cities in Georgia to offer life saving procedure

  53rd Running of the Aiken Spring Steeplechase adds live stream, children’s activity tent

  Richmond County Sheriff’s Office talks policy changes

Safe places in Richmond County to meet for internet sales

Detour in place for University Pkwy. in Aiken

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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

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

Boil water advisory in effect for Warrenville area

Fatal single vehicle crash on Deans Bridge Road

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a fatality from a single vehicle accident that occurred on Deans Bridge Rd. near the intersection with Richmond Hill Road.

McDuffie County interstate slab repair to begin on Monday

Slab repairs on interstate 20 is slated to begin on Monday Mar. 25 near mile marker 175 westbound.

2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke to visit Orangeburg Friday

Former Texas Representative and 2020 Presidential candidate, Beto O’Rourke, holds a meet and greet Friday, Mar, 22, at 2:25 p.m., at South Carolina State’s K.W. Green Student Center Plaza.

  Fire engulfs Martinez home

Just after 5 a.m. Friday morning, multiple fire rescue units responded to a call of a home fire on the 700 block of Gentle Wind Lane in Martinez.

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

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

  Additions coming to Richmond County Schools

  Richmond County Schools: Rightsizing is a benefit to the school system

  Richmond County students studying aerospace visit airport

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.

Police looking for help in identifying unknown woman

The unidentified subject is wanted for questioning in reference to an identity fraud that occurred on Mar. 4 at Helzberg Diamonds located at Augusta Mall 3450 Wrightsboro Rd.

Man wanted for card fraud at local chicken restaurants

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying a man wanted in connection to a financial card fraud case.

Sno-Cap Drive In sold to Ursy family

According to a Facebook post from current Sno-Cap owner Rachel Frankin, the iconic Sno-Cap Drive In in North Augusta is set to change ownership Mar. 23.

3 incidents in Crosland Park related and under investigation

Authorities state that they are currently investigating an Armed Robbery and two shooting incidents within the Crosland Park community. Reports indicate that each incident is not random in nature but each incident location was specifically targeted.

  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.

One person in Aiken County potentially exposed to rabies

One person has been referred to their health care provider after being potentially exposed to rabies by a raccoon that tested positive for the disease.

  UPDATE: North Augusta High School student accused of making threat

North Augusta Department of Public Safety and Aiken County Public Schools are actively investigating a threat of school violence written on a bathroom wall Wednesday afternoon.

Closed section of Walton Way set to reopen

A portion of Walton Way between 8th Street and James Brown Boulevard in Augusta which had been closed since July is set to reopen Saturday, Mar. 30.

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

The City of Augusta will host a public comment hearing Thursday, Mar. 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to hear citizens’ comments regarding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ report and proposal for the New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam.

Congressman Rick Allen hosts free file tax event

U.S. Congressman Rick Allen hosts a public briefing to highlight the federal and Georgia Free File programs that provide free state income tax preparation and e-filing services to lower and moderate income taxpayers.

New coroner appointed in Aiken County

South Carolina governor Henry McMaster appointed Darryl Ables as the new Aiken County Coroner Wednesday.

Community members upset about apartments moving into their neighborhood

The site on Blackstone Camp Road has been approved for apartments since 2002.

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

Commissioner Fennoy says though he does not stand, he supports law enforcement and the military.

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.

Traffic management center officially opens

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

North Augusta City Council working to rezone historical Seven Gables property

Currently, the facilities can be found on Buena Vista Avenue.

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.

Changes could be coming to Calhoun Park

The city council will name a group to make plans to add monuments to the park.

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.

Aiken man dies after crash on Beaverdam Rd.

An Aiken man has died several days after crashing his motorcycle in Aiken County.

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.

UPDATE: Tuesday morning accident on I-20 East in Aiken County cleared

An accident involving two vehicles is slowing traffic on I-20 in Aiken County.The accident happened near mile marker 27 and is slowing traffic all the way back to U.S. 1, Exit 22.

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.

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.

UPDATE: All lanes have reopened on I-20 East after several accidents in Columbia County

The accidents happened between mile marker 185 and 190 between 8 and 9 a.m. Monday. One accident near mile marker 188 involved at least 8 vehicles.

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.

Parents of 4-year-old boy who shot and killed himself appear in court

Two Richmond County parents appear in court for murder after their 4-year-old son fatally shot himself last July.

  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.

77th Aiken Triple Crown: ‘Stirrup the Dust’

the Aiken Triple Crown kicked off with the 77th running of the Aiken trials, with their "Stirrup the Dust" theme.

One dead, one charged after shooting in Augusta

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting that killed a man in the Harrisburg community, Saturday morning.

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.

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.

Early voting wrap-up

Early voting wrapped up in Richmond and Columbia Counties Friday. So far, turnout has been widely different for both, but items on the ballot could be playing a factor.

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.