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Presidential Candidate Senator Bernie Sanders campaigns in Augusta

Senator Bernie Sanders took the stage for his 2020 presidential campaign right here in Richmond County.

  Man who murdered his wife outside War Veterans Nursing Home sentenced to life

UPDATE: One man dead after Wrightsboro Rd. shooting

Venue changed for Bernie Sanders Augusta town hall

GA governor delays trip to promote state’s film industry

Columbia County Board of Education tentatively approves new budget

Outrage over Grovetown High student’s controversial yearbook quote

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  Historic Pullman Hall burns

Georgia Insurance Commissioner indicted

UPDATE: Man dead after early morning house fire in Warrenton

Gas prices down in Georgia

Richmond County looking at options on new voting systems

Richmond County polling locations under scrutiny

Project Freedom Ride saves almost 30 more dogs

28 dogs are headed up north from Augusta Animal Services to find their forever homes, thanks to Project Freedom Ride.

Van crashes into empty building in Thomson

Police in Thomson are investigating into what caused a van to crash into an empty storefront in the city.

Injuries reported in tractor trailer vs SUV crash in Evans

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has been called out to the scene of a crash involving a tractor trailer and an SUV in Evans.

Augusta firefighter on administrative leave after murder arrest

Charles Sconyers, the Augusta firefighter arrested for the murder of a 2-year-old boy in Columbia County, has been placed on administrative leave.

  Bingo brings people together on Mother’s Day Weekend

UPDATE: Man dies from gunshot wound in Warrenton

  Camp Lakeside summer camp coming soon to the YMCA

Rain-postponed Rumble on the River, King of the Cage rescheduled

Environmental Protection Agency responds to mercury spill at Richmond County home

Rain delays King of the Cage, Rumble on the River at SRP Park

  Breast cancer patients, survivors and their supporters swarm the streets at Augusta’s 3rd annual Sista Strut

This annual event celebrates survivors and honors those who lost their battle with breast cancer.

  Local doctors teach first responders resilience training

Local doctors talked with first responders about ways to cope and thrive in their unpredictable field of work.

  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.

  Man arrested for murder of 2-year-old Columbia County boy

A man has been arrested for the murder of a 2-year-old boy in Columbia County.

Dam repairs cause low water levels in Savannah River

If you visit or live near the Savannah River in Evans, you may have noticed the fluctuating water levels.

Three students win Ryan Clark Scholarship and Community Service Award

The scholarship fund and award were created after Ryan passed in the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting.

Man killed while working on tractor trailer in Wrens

A man was killed Thursday afternoon while working on a tractor trailer in Wrens.

  Invest Augusta connects the community to people shaping Cyber City’s footprint

Invest Augusta helps develop and promote entrepreneurship and economic development in the greater Augusta,GA area. The Invest Augusta Conference showcases the companies, investors and business leaders who are making it happen, according to its website.

Ingevity plant in Waynesboro opens new operations center

Over time, the plant has brought many jobs to Burke County. With the continued growth of the plant, more jobs are available.

  Proposed 2019-2020 Richmond County Schools budget features pay increases

Along with increases in performing arts funding, the budget recommended a reduction in class sizes and featured a historic pay increase for teachers.

  Fort Gordon battalion gains national attention for marching to ‘Baby Shark’

SFC Crisler said he only meant to do Baby Shark one time, and he's surprised nobody has ever thought of marching to it before.

Police looking for missing Clayton County teen

17-year-old Ashyla Vaughan was last seen leaving her home in Riverdale, GA on foot without permission and without her medication.

  Local fighters prepare for King of the Cage

King of the Cage is coming to the CSRA May 11. A big deal for local Mixed Martial Arts fans and fighters in the area; this being one level below paid paper view UFC fights.

  Richmond County Commission approves purchase of new street sweeper

Augusta Richmond County Commission voted unanimously to purchase a new street sweeper for the county.

  UPDATE: Augusta murder suspect arrested in Jacksonville

A man has been arrested in connection to a homicide in Augusta.

  Commission votes to exempt Mayor Davis’ vehicle from having decal

In a 6-4 decision, the Augusta-Richmond County Commission voted Tuesday to exempt Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr.'s new vehicle from having a City of Augusta decal.

Update: Missing Augusta teen found

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has found the missing 14-year-old teen girl.

  Fire damages home on Silverwood Drive in Augusta

Crews responded to a home in the 3000 block of Silverwood Drive in Augusta early Tuesday morning for a fire.

Fort Gordon holds hiring fair for local job seekers

Fort Gordon has partnered with the Georgia Department of Labor to host a hiring fair Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Cyber Fitness Center in gym #5 at Fort Gordon.

  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.

  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.

  Georgia Cancer Center updates ribbons for May

The new ribbons represent Skin, Brain and Bladder Cancer Awareness month.

  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.

Columbia County renews NWS Storm Ready certification

Driving into Columbia County, you’ll see signs that say “Storm Ready County.” The National Weather Service has just re-certified Columbia County as one of 98 counties in Georgia to be Storm Ready.

GA Supreme Court denies stay of execution for man who killed ex-girlfriend, 1 other

The Supreme Court of Georgia unanimously voted Thursday to deny Scotty Garnell Morrow’s request to appeal a ruling by the Butts Superior Court denying a stay.

UPDATE: Man arrested for December shooting death of 24-year-old Devontay Roscoe

37-year-old Rodriguez Sanchaz Daggett was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder and possession of a firearm or knife during a crime in connection to Roscoe’s death.

  Augusta Fire Department holds 4th Annual Awards Banquet

The banquet filled Julian Smith Casino with first responders, their families and community supporters.

Update: Two 12-year-old boys from Hephzibah have been found

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding 2 missing boys from Hephzibah.

  Augusta Commission to discuss $100,000 for lock and dam

Commissioners say saving our pool is the most important issue Augusta is facing today.

  Doctors Hospital breaks ground on new $75 million burn center expansion

The future of burn and wound care just got brighter for people living in the CSRA and beyond.

  Man faces charges after pipe bomb discovery

A Columbia County man has been arrested after pipe bombs, drugs, and a gun were found inside a home on Lakeview Dr. in Grovetown.

Road repairs will cause delays in Downtown Augusta traffic

Road repair in Downtown Augusta is expected to cause traffic delays this week.

Woman wanted for receiving stolen property in Augusta

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a woman wanted in connection with several burglaries in the city.

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.

Runaway teen in Columbia County found

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office says 15-year-old M’Kayla Jakrissa Jones stole her grandmother’s gray 2007 Toyota Camry and disappeared.

UPDATE: Fifth woman arrested for fight in Waynesboro’s Pecan Grove neighborhood in custody

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is searching for several people wanted in connection to an incident that happened in Waynesboro’s Pecan Grove neighborhood.

  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.

  Trial date set for woman accused of deadly Parkway Drive shooting

Trial date set for 44-year-old woman accused of shooting man to death on Parkway Dr.

  8th annual Support 1 Golf Tournament aims to raise $25,000

Support 1 is a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit Organization with a specific focus; supporting our Emergency First Responders involved in critical incidents.

Man wanted for questioning in Richmond County fraud case

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

Suspect arrested in murder of Augusta woman

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man in connection to the murder of Tiffany D’Antignac.

  UPDATE: Suspect arrested for murder of 18-year-old man shot dead on Deans Bridge Road

The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating the shooting death of 18-year-old Brian Christopher Harris.

  Homicide investigation continues in Richmond County, family asking for help

Marcellus Flores' family is asking people with information on his death to come forward with information.

National Drug Take Back successful in CSRA

Collections started at 10 AM, and folks were steadily dropping old medications off all morning.

Road checks in Blythe lead to multiple arrests

A road check by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Friday evening at Highway 88 and Deans Bridge Rd. left several people in jail.

  Vigil for two-year-old brings big crowd

Meadowbrook Park was filled with people young and old to honor the life of Ja'Ziah Pollard.

  Richmond County Democratic Party cuts ribbon on new headquarters

he Richmond County Democratic Party has moved its doors.

Post office open Saturday for passport photos

If you need to get your passport, but have a hard time getting to the Post Office on the weekend, then here’s your chance to get it taken care of!

  Wrens fire victims identified

The City of Wrens Fire Chief Keith Boulineau has confirmed that at least one person is dead from a home fire near the 1600 block of Fred McDonald Rd in Wrens, GA.

  Steve Cassell reflects on his time with Columbia County Engineering

Columbia County Engineering Services Director Steve Cassell is heading to the private sector.

  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’.

  Windsor Spring Rd. re-opens after long-time widening project

Drivers in South Augusta have a lot more road room. Windsor Spring Road Phase 4 and 5 widening projects are now complete.

  More families come forward with safety concerns about Fleming Park

We continue to follow the pending litigation against Augusta-Richmond County after a 12-year-old was killed by an electrified fence at Fleming Athletic Complex.

  Vehicle runs into building on Walton Way Ext.

A car has slammed into a business on the 3500 block of Walton Way Ext. in Augusta.

Sheriff’s Office investigating suspicious death in Augusta

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the suspicious death of a 44-year-old Augusta woman.

Injuries reported in 2-vehicle crash in South Augusta

At least 1 person has been injured in a crash in South Augusta Wednesday night.

  Juveniles arrested in Grovetown graffiti case

Grovetown Public Safety has arrested 2 juveniles in connection to a vandalism case in the city.