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  Thomson community gathers to honor the life of teen killed in car crash

The Thampson family felt an outpouring of love as about 100 people came out to join them in a balloon release for Amarione.

Resolute Forest Products closing its doors

Three vehicle crash on Lewiston Rd.

  Santa visits the Fort Gordon Christmas House

Burke County man wanted for drug trafficking

  Nearly 100 students from across the CSRA compete in the 2019 Skills Challenge

Live fire training at Fort Gordon

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Turkey cooking hotline available for Thanksgiving

Cromartie executed in Jackson

  Army Corps of Engineers holds public meeting about lock and dam

Card fraud suspect wanted in Richmond County

  GBI among several organizations helping business owners fight back against cyber crimes

Road closure for Pleasant Home Rd.

  Columbia County is working to counteract increasing traffic congestion

Traffic engineers say narrow roads could be what's causing some drivers to break traffic laws in traffic hotspots

Balloon release to be held for Thomson teen who died in car crash

A balloon release will be Thursday, November 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Thomson High School rock.

Best Buy identity fraud suspect wanted in Richmond County

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a woman wanted for questioning in reference to an identity fraud incident.

  City leaders vote to scrap proposed $93M Depot Project if issues aren’t resolved soon

The city plans to scrap plans for the mixed-use development by January 28, 2020 if the debate over the project isn’t resolved by then.

  Filmmakers hope commissioners reevaluate fate of old jail

Person wanted for theft on Deer Chase Lane

Plant Vogtle to test outdoor sirens and Code Red system

Two wanted for questioning in theft at Stein Mart

Court documents outline disturbing details in murder of Clark Atlanta student Alexis Crawford

Local organization asks for changes to Georgia’s voter purge policy

UPDATE: President Carter out of surgery

The Carter Center released a statement regarding Former President Jimmy Carter’s surgery.

  #ThomsonStrong: Family and community remembering Amarione Thampson

Just days after a Thomson teenager lost his life on White Oak Road, community members are remembering him for his kind heart.

  Military veterans honored at Forces United Operation Tailgate

Forces United held their 2nd annual Operation Tailgate on Monday to honor those who served our country.

  Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony held to honor military veterans

Many people across the CSRA made their way to downtown Augusta for the 2019 Augusta Veterans Day Parade.

One dead after crash on Gordon Hwy.

The Richmond County Coroner’s Office has confirmed that one person is dead after a crash on the 1500 block of Gordon Hwy.

  Augusta commissioners tour movie set at old Walton Way jail

Augusta-Richmond County commissioners toured the old jail. Movie crews are filming a faith-based film there right now.

Augusta University holding nursing job fair

Augusta University College of Nursing and East Central Regional Hospital (ECRH) are teaming up to hold a nursing job fair.

Local organization honors women veterans at Veterans Parade

The CSRA Veterans Day Parade started on Thirteenth and Green streets and ended at the all war monuments on Fourth and Broad streets.

  Forces United holds Operation Tailgate after Monday’s Veterans Day Parade

Veterans day has changed considerably over the years: one local veteran doesn’t shy away from telling other U.S. veterans, thank you

Survey reveals least popular Thanksgiving food items

A new survey reveals the least popular items at the Thanksgiving dinner table.

Military Appreciation Night held at Columbia County Fair

Sunday was the last day of the Columbia County Fair, and to wrap up their last day a Military Appreciation Night was held.

The William McClain Youth Platform holds a panel

The William McClain Youth Platform, a group of young adults discussing political issues in the CSRA, held a panel Saturday.

His Excellency Ambassador Sidique Wai recieves $10,000 gift from Calvary Gateway International Church

His Excellency Ambassador Sidique Wai made his way to Calvary Gateway International Church here in the CSRA Saturday.

  Actor Tyler Marcel Williams visits Copeland Elementary School

Students from the Copeland Basketball Mentoring Club at Copeland Elementary had a special guest visit them Friday.

The Salvation Army Center of Hope prepares for cold weather

Now that the cold weather has hit our area, members at The Salvation Army Center of Hope are making sure they’re prepared as they bring people in.

  Black Voices for Trump initiative in Atlanta

President Donald Trump was in Atlanta to kick off his Black Voices for Trump initiative on Friday, Nov. 8.

  Street renamed in honor of Melquan Robinson

Daniel Avenue is now Melquan Way, named in honor of a 12-year-old boy electrocuted while playing football at Fleming Park.

  Veteran watches over 11 abandoned headstones that will be installed at local cemetery

Operation Headstone volunteers are depending on local cemeteries to install grave markers found in an abandoned funeral home earlier this year.

Columbia County School District job fair

The Columbia County School District is holding a job fair at Columbia Middle School on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Dr. Mac Bowman Horizon Foundation hosts Golf Open

The Dr. Mac Bowman Horizon Foundation is hosting their Golf Open presented by Mercedes-Benz of Augusta at the WestLake Country Club on Monday, Nov. 18.

  One Richmond County Elementary School celebrates Veterans Day early

A Richmond County school found a special way to honor veterans ahead of the holiday.

UPDATE: Man arrested for simple battery after grabbing victim by the arm in local clothing store

Burke County Sheriff’s Office has located the vehicle and deputies are detaining the suspect now from a gas station.

  Woman claims multiple men attacked her in her car

An Augusta woman is on high alert after she says multiple men tried to pull her out of her car against her will.

13-year-old girl brings wagons filled with toys to Doctors Hospital

A local 13-year-old girl is dedicated to providing toys to children who are fighting tough medical battles.

  King of the Cage comes back to CSRA

We are fast approaching fight night in the CSRA. That’s right, King of The Cage is back in town Friday, Nov. 8.

Subject wanted: Considered armed and dangerous

The Augusta District Attorney’s Office and the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 26-year-old Troy Demarco McGee.

Robinson Ave. closures at Gordon Hwy. starting Friday

Robinson Ave./State Route 223 lane closures will begin Friday, Nov. 8, due to roadway sawing for storm drain installs.

  Thanksgiving Dinner comes early for local personal care home residents

Thanksgiving Dinner comes early for local personal care home residents

Man wanted for multiple counts of card fraud

A man is wanted by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office for multiple counts of financial transaction card fraud.

Grovetown horse owner indicted on animal cruelty charges

A Grovetown man was indicted Wednesday, Nov. 6, for two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and two counts of cruelty to animals.

Starbucks’ holiday cups are back, here’s how you can get a FREE one

They’re back! Starbucks’ famous holiday cups are back and today, Nov. 7 you can get a free reusable cup.

  Gold Cross EMS invests in the safety of the CSRA

New life-saving monitor defibrillators with wireless transmission capabilities help Gold Cross EMS battle the major health crisis of sudden cardiac arrest.

  UPDATE: Jimmy John’s franchise owner responds to sweet tea incident

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating suspicious pills found in the tea at an Augusta Jimmy John’s. According to incident reports from the sheriff’s office, pills were found in the restaurant’s tea pitchers on 2 separate occasions.

Experience Augusta event to discuss state of Augusta’s tourism industry

The Augusta Sports Council, Film Augusta and the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau will discuss the state of the city’s tourism industry.

  Mayor Carswell wins re-election in Waynesboro

Mayor Gregory Carswell was re-elected for a second term for the city of Waynesboro. He received 61% of the vote beating out Former Vice Mayor Brenda Lewis.

Man wanted for questioning for forgery at SRP Federal Credit Union

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man wanted for questioning for a forgery of the fourth degree incident at SRP Federal Credit Union on Tobacco Rd. in June 2018.

UPDATE: Richmond County man wanted for questioning in theft and forgery incident

One man is wanted for questioning by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office in regards to the theft and forgery of a refund check.

State of South Carolina sues over Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam plan

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced Tuesday, Nov. 5, that they are filing a lawsuit against the United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to prevent the destruction of the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam and replacing it with another structure resulting in the lowering of the w

Columbia County Veterans Day closings

Columbia County offices and libraries to be closed for Veterans Day.

Two wanted for questioning in Richmond County

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two people wanted for questioning only for a theft by receiving stolen property incident.

  Waynesboro mayoral candidates share ideas

The mayoral contest in Waynesboro is one of the most anticipated election races for Tuesday, Nov. 5.

  Positions open at Augusta Fire Department

If you’re looking for a local job and aren’t afraid of a little heat, the Augusta Fire Department might be the place for you.

Card fraud suspects at Belair Package Shop

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office needs help identifying two suspects.

Shoplifter wanted by Columbia County Sheriff’s Office

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a shoplifter.

  Rep. Rick Allen talks cyber security future at Fort Gordon, Lock and Dam

Georgia Congressman Rick Allen visited Fort Gordon and the Georgia Cyber Center Monday. He was briefed on missions, programs and construction.

Augusta Medical State Prison murderer’s conviction affirmed

The Supreme Court of Georgia has released their opinion in the case of Henry v. The State.

5th Street Marina welcomes the community to their Holiday Market

5th Street Marina is inviting the community to go downtown to enjoy the Holiday Market.

  Richmond County School System presents 3rd annual Battle of the Bands

Hundreds of people crowded Butler High School’s stadium to hear many bands battle it out on Sunday.

Enopion Theatre Company holds their first-ever Autumn Harvest

Enopion Theatre Company welcomed many community members out to enjoy food, activities and much more at their first-ever Autumn Harvest.

  2019 Fall Harvest Festival held at Fleming Tennis Center

The MACH Academy, Inc. hosted their 2019 Fall harvest festival Friday at the Fleming Tennis Center.

  Georgia’s new voting system being previewed at the Columbia County Fair

The state of Georgia is gearing up for election season, and with that comes new voting machines.

Man wanted for kidnapping and aggravated sexual battery

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office needs help finding 30-year-old Tyraldo Marquette Singleton. He is wanted for kidnapping and aggravated sexual battery.

Lane closure scheduled for Evans to Locks Rd.

Columbia County and ER Snell would like to inform the public of a temporary lane closure on Evans to Locks Rd.

  Thomson’s police chief focuses on transparency, accountability and community policing

Chief Anson Evans said the 2019 crime rate in Thomson is 22%, near the national standard (19 percent) in his first six months on the job.

New execution date scheduled for Ray Cromartie

After a stay of execution was lifted, Cromartie is now scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.

  Richmond County man arrested for threatening to shoot up apartment complex

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged 18-year-old Latavius Collins with terroristic threats and acts on Oct. 31.

  Savannah River keeper weighs in on Army Corps’ decision on the lock and dam

Earlier this week, the Army Corps of Engineers decided to install a rock weir and get rid of the Augusta lock and dam. With many concerned, FOX 54 spoke with the Savannah River keeper to get her take on the controversial decision.

  Every First Friday, 30 students join Waynesboro Police Officers for a special lunch

Bridging the gap between law enforcement and the community.