Future uncertain for Augusta strip clubs after long time owner died

Lester who was the long time owner of two local strip clubs, Vegas Show Girls and Discotheque Lounge in Downtown Augusta passed away April 9.

  New downtown store opens for locals and visitors alike

  Golden Harvest participates in Stamp Out Hunger food drive

  Up Fur Adoption: Reese

  H54K: 10th grade student excels in high school and early college

Commissioners place Lake Olmstead design decision on hold

Aiken Technical College announces the speaker for its 2019 commencement ceremony

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  Good boys and girls fill SRP Park at Bark in the Park event

  It’s time to get your kids signed up for summer camps!

  Richmond County Schools early college program gives students a head start

  Colonial Times: Under the Crown

  The Blind Willie McTell music festival brings a crowd

  Greek Orthodox Church host Greek mini-festival

  Local Star Wars pub crawl

May the force be with you if you are heading to downtown Augusta Saturday night.

  Two events held to celebrate Godfather of Soul’s birthday

It’s the Godfather of Soul’s Birthday, and downtown Augusta is keeping it funky in his honor.

H54K: 8-year-old winning fight against cancer

A local Columbia County mother tells FOX 54 that support made all the difference in her son's fight. Lucas Sellers is this week's "High 5 4 Kids" honoree.

  Augusta celebrates James Brown’s birthday

The Augusta Richmond County Commission approved a proclamation to commemorate May 3 as James Brown Day in the city.

  Relay for Life of Aiken County kicks off Friday

  Augusta Jewish Community Center marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Farmers market returns to Columbia County

  South Carolina school districts prepare for ‘walk out’

Hale foundation and neighborhood still in standoff, no action taken by Augusta Commission

  North Augusta City Council election happening Tuesday

  State of Air Report: Georgia air quality improves

The American Lung Association released their 2019 “State of the Air” report, showing Georgia has improved the ranking in air quality.

Oil-A-Thon donates proceeds to local child battling cancer

Community members in Aiken gathered together Saturday to support a local family who’s youngest child is battling cancer.

  Military kids get new opportunities through STEM ‘Center of Innovation’

Military kids are able to take advantage of new opportunities now that the Fort Gordon Youth Center has unveiled their new STEM ‘Center of Innovation’.

  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.

  H54K: For students and staff at Westside High School, the Relay For Life is personal

Westside High School students and their adviser are fundrasing for the Relay For Life at Westside High School in Richmond County. Hear how cancer has touched their lives in this week's High 5 4 Kids.

  City of Aiken debuts new senior and youth center

The City of Aiken Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism hosts the grand opening of the Aiken Senior and Youth Center on Edgefield Avenue NW on Wednesday.

  Augusta Canal celebrating National Park Week

This week is National Park Week. Right here in Augusta, we have our very own national heritage area: The Augusta Canal.

  Locals react to deadly Sri Lanka attacks

A beautiful Easter Sunday in the CSRA packed churches in the morning and parks in the afternoon for family time.

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

The 8th Annual Harrisburg Clean and Green Day brought over 200 volunteers to the neighborhood on the morning of Saturday, April 20.

UPDATE: Burke County man who was missing has been found

urke County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing man.

  Community gathers to celebrate the life of Latania Carwell

The life of a teen that was murdered back in 2017 is being remembered by those who were close to her.

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

For years, Sean Falcon, a retired and disabled military veteran, has been experiencing roof issues at his home in Jackson.

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

A signing ceremony was held by Congressman Jody Hice for a Greenbriar High School student who is making his way to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Mayor’s Fifth Annual Easter Egg Drop cancelled

Due to inclement weather, the Mayor’s Fifth Annual Easter Egg Drop scheduled for Friday, Apr. 19 has been cancelled.

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

Find out how a Fox Creek High School student overcame his diagnosis and set on a path his family calls his destiny in this week’s High Five for Kids.

  Harlem Mayor asks for House Bill 598 to be vetoed

The Mayor of Harlem is asking Governor Kemp to veto House Bill 598.

  North Augusta drawing a large crowd during the Masters

Those in town for the big golf tournament are not only spending time in Augusta, but North Augusta as well.

  H54K: Drive of a Champion

A Columbia County teen has big dreams of playing at the Masters one day. Find out how he’s making his dream come true.

  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

9-year-old Karsyn Herron is a local U.S. Kids World Championship golfer.

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

t the end of January Augusta’s Housing and Community Development department conducted their Point in Time survey. A ten day survey count revealed a lot about the homeless population in Augusta.

Local Owners to donate to Burn Foundation

On Wednesday the owners of 8 local Jersey Mike’s Subs will be participating in their company’s national day of giving with a gift to Burn Foundation of America.

Solutions to Grovetown traffic issues are in the works

The Columbia County area will see $120-$130 million worth of construction projects in the near future.

Augusta dedicates 2019 AHA BBQ fundraiser to late commissioners

The City of Augusta is dedicating its 2019 American Heart Association Heart Walk and BBQ fundraiser to the late Commissioners Andrew Jefferson and Grady Smith.

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

The driver that hit and killed 7-year-old Bryson Mikell, Saturday, has not yet been charged.

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.