Golden Harvest to open extra mobile food banks

Golden Harvest Food Bank is opening extra mobile food pantries through the end of July. They’re calling them “Summer Markets”.

Augusta native participates in BALTOPS excerise in Navy

H54K: 7 Aiken teens are heading to the Junior Olympics for boxing

H54K: 8-year-old Columbia County gymnast is the best in the state

Local Sprint store and gas station to help former Georgia Pacific employees in Thomson

Missing Augusta woman last seen near Deans Bridge Rd.

Cold War Patriots organization hosts ice cream social for SRS employees

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Georgia-Pacific makes decision to permanently close Thomson plant

American Airlines at Augusta Regional Airport now offers direct flights to Ronald Reagan International Airport

Roary rides for kids at Children’s Hospital of Georgia

Novipax plant in Wilkes County to close

  Two McDuffie County Schools closed due to conditions related to Georgia-Pacific fire

Voluntary water conservation notice in City of Aiken

H54K: Three T.W. Josey High School seniors receive full-ride athletic scholarships

Wednesday is graduation day for T.W. Josey High School in Richmond County, and three student athletes are getting ready to start their college careers with a full-ride scholarship.

Interstate reopens after Graniteville brush fire

Wednesday morning, the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, and Aiken County Emergency Manager Paul Matthews assessed I-20 east between exit 11 and exit 12.

Augusta native completed Modernized Operations Specialist Training

An Augusta native is among the first to complete modernized Operations Specialist training.

Avoid the heat in Richmond County by using these cooling centers

With record breaking temperatures across the CSRA, the Augusta Fire Chief Christopher James released an updated list of cooling areas free to citizens in the Augusta area.

Fort Gordon to honor Augusta native for her service

South Carolina Representative Ronnie Young laid to rest

10th annual Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que Music Festival kicks off

City of Grovetown Annual Fire Hydrant Testing & Flushing

Future uncertain for Augusta strip clubs after long time owner died

2020 Masters Ticket lottery application now open

  Augusta fashion show event aims to raise awareness about mental illnesses

A couple of women in Georgia put together a fashion show and expo to help people in the Augusta community open up about mental health.

  New downtown store opens for locals and visitors alike

Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau had an official ribbon cutting Friday, for their new space, Augusta & Co.

  Golden Harvest participates in Stamp Out Hunger food drive

The Golden Harvest food bank will host it’s annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive Saturday, May 11.

  Up Fur Adoption: Reese

This week’s featured pet “Up Fur Adoption Now” – Reese

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

10th-grade student and 16-year-old Jaiden Haggerdy is one of the students taking full advantage of Richmond County Schools' Early College Academy program.

Commissioners place Lake Olmstead design decision on hold

The Augusta-Richmond County Commissioners decided in an unanimous vote hold off on deciding which Lake Olmstead design they plan to move forward with.

Aiken Technical College announces the speaker for its 2019 commencement ceremony

Aiken Technical College will have its 2019 commencement ceremony on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at the USC Aiken Convocation Center

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

Good boys and girls filled SRP Park Monday night for their national dog day celebration.

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

Brandy Mitchell with CSRA Kids stopped by the FOX 54 News Now morning show to talk about the various summer camps that you can get your kids signed up for this summer.

  Richmond County Schools early college program gives students a head start

The Early College program offers rigorous instruction and accelerated courses with an opportunity to attend Augusta University while simultaneously earning a high school diploma.

  Colonial Times: Under the Crown

Community members recently traveled back in time to the 18th century and learned what it was like in North Augusta.

  The Blind Willie McTell music festival brings a crowd

The Blind Willie Mctell music festival brought a crowd to Thomson Saturday, May 4.

  Greek Orthodox Church host Greek mini-festival

The Greek mini-festival is all weekend at the holy trinity Greek Orthodox Church downtown.

  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

Cancer impacts every person in one way or another. Non-profits and charities raise money every day toward finding a cure for the disease.

  Augusta Jewish Community Center marks Holocaust Memorial Day

The Augusta Jewish Community Center invites the community to its annual program marking Holocaust Memorial Day Thursday, May 2.

Farmers market returns to Columbia County

The Columbia County Farmers Market returned to the Evans Towne Center Park Thursday, May 2 from 4 - 8 p.m.

  South Carolina school districts prepare for ‘walk out’

Wednesday teachers in South Carolina are planning to ‘walk out’ in order to have their voices be heard.

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

It’s back to the drawing board for The Hale Foundation and people who don’t want a rehab facility in their neighborhood. No action will be taken on the matter at this time.

  North Augusta City Council election happening Tuesday

Voting for the North Augusta City Council seats will be taking place 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.