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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

  UPDATE: Fire on Metz Dr. in North Augusta

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

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Live fire training at Fort Gordon

Turkey cooking hotline available for Thanksgiving

TRAFFIC ALERT: All lanes blocked at Columbia Rd. after crash involving school bus

Students and staff safe after weapon found at Thomson - McDuffie Middle School

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office responding to crash on Morgan Rd.

  Army Corps of Engineers holds public meeting about lock and dam

Card fraud suspect wanted in Richmond County

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a financial transaction card fraud suspect.

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

The GBI says the state of Georgia lost an estimated $500,000,000 to cybercrime in 2018, according to IC3.gov.

  CAVE warns about personal care home crimes

The Crimes Against the Vulnerable and Elderly task force is a team of investigators that focuses on helping those who may be more likely to fall victim to abuse.

  Augusta commissioners work on 2020 budget

Augusta commissioners held a workshop to discuss the proposed budget of close to $900 million for fiscal year 2020.

Road closure for Pleasant Home Rd.

Augusta man arrested on multiple charges of child molestation

Augusta man charged with arson of a Youth Development Center

  Columbia County is working to counteract increasing traffic congestion

4 car crash on Riverwatch Pkwy and Furys Ferry Rd in Richmond County

  Augusta’s Coliseum Authority says the new signage was suppose to include James Browns name

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

“Opportunity is waiting right here in Augusta, Georgia. Look at the big picture - pun intended," said Commissioner John Clarke.

Person wanted for theft on Deer Chase Lane

A person is wanted for questioning regarding a theft on 1700 block Deer Chase Lane.

Plant Vogtle to test outdoor sirens and Code Red system

Plant Vogtle will test their outdoor sirens and Code Red system on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m.

Two wanted for questioning in theft at Stein Mart

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man and woman wanted for questioning.

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

Georgia election officials could soon remove more than three hundred thousand voters from the state’s voter rolls. They would remove voters that haven’t participated in the past several elections.

Columbia County woman arrested for 3 counts of cruelty to children, after children ate her candy

According to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, a mother of three was arrested for cruelty to children after physically assaulting her children over candy.

$50,000 Powerball ticket sold in Thomson

According to the Georgia Lottery Corporation, one ticket worth $50,000 was sold in Thomson in the Nov. 9 Powerball drawing.

Paine College President issues statement on sexual assault that occurred on campus

Paine College President issues statement on sexual assault that occurred on campus

  #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.

  November is national caregivers month

A caregiver is not a role many apply for, instead, a need occurs along life’s journey and selfless people like Susan McMillan and Sharon Galvan step up to the plate.

  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.

Aiken County’s Most Wanted 11/11/19

These are the most wanted suspects in Aiken County as of Nov. 11, 2019.

UPDATE: Statement from McDuffie County School District after Thomson teen killed in Saturday morning crash

The McDuffie County Coroner’s Office confirms a early morning crash on White Oak Rd.

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.

Veterans Day specials!

Veteran’s Day is Monday , Nov. 11 and here are a list of specials and campaigns in honor of all veterans!

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.

UPDATE: Missing woman in Richmond County found

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to find a missing person.

New marquee signage causes some buzz at the James Brown Arena

A big buzz surrounding the James Brown Arena.

Armed robbery suspect wanted in Richmond County

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect wanted in reference to a armed robbery.

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.

Beaufort County wanted suspect arrested in Richmond County

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence at the 2000 block of Chaps Lane to execute a search warrant.

One dead after Saturday morning crash in Hephzibah

The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating a two car crash that occurred Saturday morning.

  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: Victim in Trinity Manor Apartments shot after suspect enters through back door

One person injured in shooting at Trinity Manor Apartments

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.

UPDATE: Deputies responding to fatal crash in Burke County, driver identified

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is responding to a two car crash on Highway 23.

  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.

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office on scene of early morning shooting

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred early Friday morning.

Local restaurant spreads joy in unique way

One Moe’s Southwest Grill employee in Evans wanted to spread joy in an unique way.

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.

Presidential candidate forum on environmental justice held in Orangeburge, SC

Two dozen national and local organizations, including the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, have announced the 2019 Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice.

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.

  A cold front is on its way to the CSRA

Officials urge safety with incoming cold temperatures

  18-year-old arrested and charged with rape at address on Paine College campus

According to a Richmond County affidavit, an 18-year-old male was arrested and charged with rape.

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.

Aiken County School Board held public forum

Wednesday some candidates participated in a public forum to get better acquainted with community members.