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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.

  Classroom fight leaves teacher on paid administration leave, investigation underway

Shooting near Dogwood Trace Apartments leaves two injured

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office needs help identifying a fraud suspect

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

Update on Wrightsboro Rd. construction

State reps meet with Richmond County leaders to discuss state oversight of Augusta Regional Airport

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Future uncertain for Augusta strip clubs after long time owner died

Inmate found dead at Charles B. Webster Detention Center identified

18-wheeler and pick-up truck collide on Appling Harlem Rd. at I-20 East

UPDATE: One man dead after Wrightsboro Rd. shooting

Venue changed for Bernie Sanders Augusta town hall

Augusta man wanted for aggravated assault

Columbia County 14-year-old student charged with making threats

An Evans Middle School student was charged with making threats to “shoot up the school” on Monday.

Texas woman found guilty after stealing money from Augusta attorney

After stealing nearly a quarter-million dollars from an Augusta attorney, this Texas woman now faces up to 20 years in prison.

UPDATE: Augusta missing man FOUND

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing 24-year-old man.

VA serial killer did not work for Augusta carnival company

In a press release, Drew Exposition stated that James Wright was not and has never been an employee of James H. Drew, Drew Exposition, nor any associated companies.

UPDATE: Investigation into Historic Pullman Hall fire

Blue Star Memorial Marker Dedication held at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Fisher House

UPDATE: Man wanted for aggravated child molestation and incest is in custody

Columbia County juvenile missing

Red Cross facing blood shortage; in need of donors

GA governor delays trip to promote state’s film industry

Columbia County Board of Education tentatively approves new budget

Raises could be on the horizon for Columbia County School District employees.

Outrage over Grovetown High student’s controversial yearbook quote

A Grovetown high school senior’s yearbook quote about Jesus sparking outrage with the school’s administration.

  Historic Pullman Hall burns

Historic Pullman Hall in Augusta is on fire.

Man wanted for questioning in Richmond County

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of a man wanted for questioning.

2020 Masters Ticket lottery application now open

The 2020 Masters Ticket lottery application is now open.

UPDATE: Man dead after early morning house fire in Warrenton

Crews were called out around 6 a.m. Tuesday morning to a fire in the 3600 block of Ansley road in Warrenton.

Statewide Hepatitis A outbreak declared in South Carolina

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver infection caused by a virus that is typically transmitted through person-to-person contact with someone who has the infection or through eating or drinking food or water contaminated by an infected person.

Gas prices down in Georgia

Filling up your tank is getting a little less pricy. Gas prices have gone down four cents, according to AAA.

Richmond County looking at options on new voting systems

A selection committee is looking at vendors and voting systems to choose who will supply that new service to be used by Richmond County voters. Several vendors have already submitted a request for purchase.

Richmond County polling locations under scrutiny

Two Richmond County polling locations are under scrutiny. The Richmond County Board of Elections working to see if they meet the needs of voters.

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.

Rescheduled Rumble on the River doesn’t stop fans from coming out

After being postponed due to weather, 5 fights had to be cancelled. Four local fighters were still able to show out for their hometown.

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

Motherhood and maternal connections - center stage each May for Mothers day.As Fox 54's Jasmine Anderson reports, some bonds aren't created by blood, but with bingo.

SLED investigating officer-involved shooting in Johnston

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened in the town of Johnston, SC.

  Locals respond to CDC warning to stop washing chicken

Those who have the long standing habit of washing your chicken before cooking may want to re-think the process.CDC recently released a tweet saying, “Don’t wash your raw chicken. Washing can spread germs from the chicken to other food or utensils in the kitchen.” FOX 54 went to the streets to get p

UPDATE: Missing Graniteville man killed

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office tells FOX 54 that a missing person investigation is now a death investigation with two people wanted in connection.

UPDATE: Man dies from gunshot wound in Warrenton

One person shot in Warren County, Georgia

  Camp Lakeside summer camp coming soon to the YMCA

The Family YMCA of Greater Augusta stopped by the FOX 54 News Now morning show Monday to talk about upcoming summer camps.

UPDATE: 19-year-old accused of throwing man from moving vehicle after shooting has been captured

Ricky Creech was captured Sunday night on charges of murder and possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime. He is accused of shooting and killing 36-year-old Jonathan M. Cochran.

Fort Gordon marks annual Tribute to the Fallen run

Marines, Navy, and other military will run around Barton Field, 24 hours per day for 10 days, to honor the more than 1,500 Marines and Navy personnel who have lost their lives in the Middle East.

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

Much anticipated Rumble on the River, King of the Cage is rescheduled for Monday night (May 13).

Environmental Protection Agency responds to mercury spill at Richmond County home

The EPA’s on-scene coordinator said this incident did not put the public at risk.

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

All five local fighters taking to the ring in the first seven fights.

  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.

  Fighters pass weigh-in, ready to rumble Saturday night

24 fighters from all over the U.S. have trained hard for the evening, and it all came down to one moment on Friday afternoon: the weigh-in.

  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.

  Overturned tractor trailer in Aiken County

An overturned tractor trailer is causing traffic backups in Aiken County.

UPDATE: Tanya Tripp trial postponed

An Augusta mother who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of her then 16-year-old daughter Latania Janell Carwell trial is now postponed.

  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.

Crash in Aiken County claims life of pedestrian

The Aiken County Coroner’s Office along with the South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a vehicle crash that claimed the life of a pedestrian.

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.

City of Aiken appoints new Director of Engineering and Utilities

The new director is Mike Przybylowicz.

  Water boil advisory for parts of South Carolina

Water should be boiled for at least one full minute before drinking or consuming, until further notice.

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.

Warrenville man charged with multiple sex act crimes

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on Wednesday, May 8 on multiple sex charges.

  Up Fur Adoption: Reese

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

  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.

  Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan speaks at Post-Legislative Breakfast

Today Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan was in the area to speak at the Post-Legislative breakfast. He spoke about a wide range of state topics and issues.

  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.

  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.

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.

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office seeking man for questioning

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is seeking an unknown man for questioning.

  UPDATE: Augusta murder suspect arrested in Jacksonville

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

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.

No evidence found in search for missing North Augusta man

Acting on a tip, the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office began searching an area on Cato Rd. with Cadaver dogs.

  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.