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  UPDATE: Fire on Metz Dr. in North Augusta

North Augusta Public Safety has confirmed a house fire on Metz Dr. near East Martintown Rd.

Aiken County’s Most Wanted 11/11/19

Subject wanted: Considered armed and dangerous

Presidential candidate forum on environmental justice held in Orangeburge, SC

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

  Tuesday is local election day and one South Carolina hot spot is ready to vote

  Positions open at Augusta Fire Department

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Aiken County’s Most Wanted 11/4/19

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

SUCCESSTEAM holds a Black Tie Gala at the Aiken Electric Cooperative

SPCA Albrecht Center to host “Forever Home for the Holidays” party for pets

UPDATE: Halloween events update in the CSRA

Domestic violence suspect arrested in Aiken County

  Plans for abandoned Aiken County Hospital approved, councilman brings up financial concerns

The rezoning and concept plan for the historic Aiken County Hospital were approved by Aiken City Council at their meeting on Monday, Oct. 28.

  Army Corps of Engineers chooses rock weir option that will remove lock and dam

The Corps selected alternative 2-6d, a set of river-width weirs followed by the removal of the deteriorating lock and dam.

Aiken County’s Most Wanted 10/28/19

These are the most wanted suspects in Aiken County as of Oct. 28, 2019.

Aiken man stabs woman after thinking she was feeding him to zombies

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office arrived at a location on Cato Rd. in Monetta Saturday, Oct. 26, in reference to a stabbing.

  Recovery Road: A treatment center in Graniteville helping women overcome addiction

Fall festival held at Grace Fellowship Church

Two dead after early morning crash in Aiken County

Benedict College students speak on President’s visit

Drug search warrant leads to arrest of Aiken man

  President Trump visits Columbia, SC

Fall FASFA Night at Aiken Technical College

Aiken Technical College, University of South Carolina Aiken, and the SC Commission on Higher Education are hosting a Fall FASFA Night on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

  Operation Headstone to honor veterans buried without military headstones

Operation Headstone is dedicated to getting headstones to gravesites where they belong.

Aiken man found dead in woods next to Aiken Golf Course

The Aiken County Coroner’s Office and the Aiken Department of Public Safety is currently investigating the death of an Aiken man.

  The 35th Annual Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee starts in North Augusta tonight

Get your costumes ready: the jubilee starts tonight

UPDATE: Aiken Department of Public Safety reports two missing teen girls found safe

The Aiken Department of Public Safety is asking for help in locating two missing 14-year-old girls.

  Fairly Famous at the Western Carolina State Fair

Magical moments played out at the Western Carolina State Fair today. It’s all part of We Care Wednesday, Oct. 23.

Trick or Treat with Aiken County Sheriff’s Office

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is inviting children (infants to 12 years old) to a Trick or Treat at the Sheriff’s Office.

Five arrested after drug bust in North Augusta

After detectives with North Augusta Public Safety and SWAT team executed a narcotics search warrant on the 600 block of Burnside Ave., five people have been arrested.

Golden Harvest ramping up efforts for annual campaign

The big It’s Spooky to be Hungry collection day is this Saturday. That’s when participating neighborhoods in Richmond and Columbia Counties can sit out their orange bags, filled with food, for pick up.

  Georgia Pacific plants in South Carolina cuts back on production

Two South Carolina plants are cutting back on production and letting go of some employees.

SCDOT to host public meeting to get feedback about dangerous intersection

The South Carolina Department of Transportation says they’re constantly looking for ways to improve intersections with higher crash rates. That’s why they’re proposing a change to the intersection of Williston and Silver Bluff roads.

  Aiken County Animal Shelter reaches maximum capacity

The Aiken County Animal Shelter currently has a critically high number of pets. The issue is causing alarm for employees and volunteers.

Aiken County’s Most Wanted 10/21/19

These are the most wanted suspects in Aiken County as of Oct. 21, 2019.

Kamala Harris visits Aiken high school for town hall event

Aiken residents gathered today as 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris held a town hall in Aiken county

Western Carolina State Fair closed due to inclement weather

The Western Carolina State Fair in Aiken will remain closed due to inclement weather

One person wounded after shots fired in Aiken

The Aiken Department of Public Safety released a statement saying a male victim was wounded after shots were fired near Maurice Terrace and Frieday Lane Friday, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m.

  'Tee off Fore Tatas’ event held in North Augusta

To help raise awareness for breast cancer, the Apartment Association of Greater Augusta held their 13th annual charity golf tournament at Mount Vintage Golf Club.

Aiken Career Center burglary suspect arrested

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Aiken County Career & Technology Center on Oct. 16 around 8 a.m. for a possible burglary.

Presidential candidate Kamala Harris coming to Aiken

Presidential candidate Kamala Harris is currently in South Carolina for her 12th visit to the Palmetto State.

  Thousands are getting ready to head to Aiken for the Western Carolina State Fair

Find out what's new this year at the Western South Carolina State Fair

Abandoned home on fire in North Augusta

A fire sparked early Friday morning in North Augusta.

  RV park vandalized in Trenton, SC

The owner of a new RV park reached out to FOX 54 after he said the property was vandalized.

  Edgefield County seeks public input on land management issues

Edgefield County is growing and local leaders are preparing for it. It’s why the county discussed development at a public meeting Thursday, Oct. 17.

Aiken Fall Farm Fest kicks off this weekend

Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism is hosting their annual Fall Farm Fest.

  Closer look at Georgia-Carolina State Fair’s new safety policy

The Georgia-Carolina State Fair is gear up for their opening on Friday, Oct. 18th. Organizers tell FOX 54 the last of their rides arrived early this morning.

  Multi-million dollar affordable housing community possibly coming to Aiken

A developer is hoping to build an $8.8 million dollar affordable housing community in Aiken.

Aiken County’s Most Wanted 10/14/19

These are the most wanted suspects in Aiken County as of Oct. 14, 2019.

  Georgia and South Carolina football fans get ready for Saturday’s game at Border Bash

SRP Park welcomed Georgia and South Carolina football fans Friday for the 26th Annual Border Bash.

  Community bonds over cold cuts and conversation in Aiken

Local Subway® restaurants in the Augusta/Aiken area provided various resources for the inaugural Day of Giving

Carrabba’s hosting Think Pink Wine Dinner in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Carrabba’s Italian Grill is teaming up with the Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

Thanksgiving Day killer gets life in prison

According to Attorney General Wilson, a Lexington County jury found 28-year-old Michael Larone Williams, known as the Thanksgiving Day killer, guilty of murder and possession of a firearm during a violent crime.

  How to pick the perfect pumpkin

With the fall season comes a lot of fall traditions like picking pumpkins.

  Search underway for En Market suspect in Aiken

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a suspect connected to the Tuesday shooting of an En Market clerk.

Hiring event for Sprint Food Stores

The largest locally-owned convenience store chain in the CSRA is holding a hiring event in Augusta.

UPDATE: Suspect in En Market armed robbery arrested

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a suspect connected to the Tuesday shooting of an En Market clerk.

  Suspect identified in En Market convenience store shooting

Aiken Department of Public Safety has identified the suspect in the Oct. 8 shooting of a convenience store clerk at the En Market in Aiken.

Meybohm Commercial merges with Presley Realty

Meybohm Commercial announces its merger with Presley Realty. The merge was effective Oct. 1.

Man wanted after allegedly stealing vehicle

Authorities with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office are looking for a suspect for questioning after they allegedly stole a vehicle.

North Augusta City Administrator resigns after nine years

North Augusta Mayor Bob Pettit has announced the resignation of North Augusta City Administrator Todd Glover.

UPDATE: One arrested and charged with murder following shooting on Plunkett Ave. in Aiken

The Aiken Department of Public Safety responded to a call of a shooting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 413 Plunkett Ave.

  Valerie Biden Owens campaigns in Aiken for her brother and former vice president, Joe Biden

Valerie Biden Owens, Joe Biden’s sister and longtime advisor, traveled to South Carolina to campaign on behalf of Joe Biden.

  The global water crisis: A South Carolina teen works to make a difference

Scotty Parker, a local teenager on a mission

Waitr holding job fair for delivery drivers

Waitr is expanding in Augusta and is now in need of an additional 100 delivery drivers.

UPDATE: Suspect arrested in child abduction

The Newberry Sheriff’s Office issued an Amber alert for two children abducted by their father.

UPDATE: 54-year-old motorcyclist killed in motor vehicle crash in Aiken County

The Aiken County Coroner’s Office along with the South Carolina Highway Patrol has confirmed the death of a motorcyclist after a motor vehicle crash.

Inaugural CSRA Walk for Water hopes to fight global water crisis

The first ever CSRA Walk for Water happens Saturday. The goal of the walk is to raise awareness and funds for the global water crisis.

The Fresh Market to hold holiday hiring event

The Fresh Market will hold a holiday hiring event at all of their locations, including Augusta and Aiken.

  Augusta man facing charges for sexual conduct with a minor

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident where an Augusta man was charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor, third degree.

  Aiken County Public School Interim Superintendent talks report cards and board elections

It’s been a few weeks now since King Lawrence took his seat as the Interim Superintendent at Aiken County Public School District. He took over after former superintendent Doctor Sean Alford resigned last month, along with three board members.

Will your ID permit you to fly?

Starting on October 1, 2020, you won’t be allowed to fly on a domestic, commercial flight unless you have what it is called a real ID compliant ID. You’ll know if you’re in compliance because the real ID has a gold star in the top right corner.

SRNS donates $20,000 to Golden Harvest Food Bank

As part of its annual tradition, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) has donated $20,000 to the Golden Harvest Food Bank (GHFB).

City of Aiken to hold job fair

The City of Aiken has announced they are holding a job fair on Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Odell Weeks Activity Center on Whiskey Rd.

Security updates after Aiken horse was sexually assaulted

It’s been two days since an Aiken horse was found tied up and sexually assaulted. That’s according to a veterinarian and the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.

  New voting system in Aiken County

In Aiken County the Election Board is implementing a new paper ballot system.

City of Aiken Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism to host Teen Life Maze

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department, in partnership with Helping Hands, Inc. will host Teen Life Maze on Friday, Oct. 18.

  Aiken equestrian prepares for final day of chemotherapy

An Aiken, South Carolina mother will undergo her last of 17 chemotherapy treatments next Thursday

AR Workshop grand opening held in North Augusta

Many North Augusta community members were excited today as they welcomed the opening of the AR Workshop.

UPDATE: Lock down lifted after South Carolina State University student injured after overnight campus shooting

Officials from South Carolina State University have confirmed that the campus remains on lock down after an overnight shooting early Friday morning.