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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.

SLED investigating officer-involved shooting in Johnston

UPDATE: Missing Graniteville man killed

UPDATE: Man dies from gunshot wound in Warrenton

  Camp Lakeside summer camp coming soon to the YMCA

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

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

Continued Coverage

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

  Overturned tractor trailer in Aiken County

City of Aiken appoints new Director of Engineering and Utilities

  Water boil advisory for parts of South Carolina

No evidence found in search for missing North Augusta man

Edgefield prison inmate found after escaping Monday

  North Augusta City Council approves rezoning of Riverside Village

Immediately after swearing in 2 new Council Members, the council got down to business. They had the first 2 readings of an ordinance that will rezone part of Riverside Village, if passed.

  New North Augusta Council Members sworn in

The City of North Augusta officially has 2 new council members.

  Good boys and girls fill SRP Park at Bark in the Park event

Good boys and girls filled SRP Park Monday night for their national dog day celebration.

Trenton woman dead after motorcycle crash

According to the Aiken County Coroner’s Office, Ann M. Storey of Trenton died of blunt force injuries after she lost control of her motorcycle and struck a curb on Highway 39 in Wagener just after 8 p.m. Friday.

  South Carolina school districts prepare for ‘walk out’

  North Augusta City Council election happening Tuesday

UPDATE: University Parkway reopens following emergency slope repair

  SC teachers plan walkout May 1, state superintendent responds

SCE&G rebrands as Dominion Energy following sale

Oil-A-Thon donates proceeds to local child battling cancer

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney signs largest college football contract in history

Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney has agreed to the biggest contract in college football history, paying him $92 million over the next 10 years.

Thursday morning accident causes thousands of power outages in Aiken County

Power was restored just before 6:00 a.m. Thursday to thousands of Aiken Electric Cooperative customers.

  Lessie B. Price Senior and Youth Center opens in Aiken after years of planning

There was a large turn out Wednesday for the ribbon cutting and opening of the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center.

  City of Aiken debuts new senior and youth center

The City of Aiken Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism hosts the grand opening of the Aiken Senior and Youth Center on Edgefield Avenue NW on Wednesday.

  Burn patients and doctors reunite at GreenJackets game

Around 20 burn patients and doctors from Joseph M. Still Burn Center reunited at the Augusta GreenJackets game on Friday, Apr. 19.

Power outages as severe weather rolls across CSRA

Power has been knocked out in several areas of the CSRA, the result of a line of storms moving across the area on Friday, Apr. 19.

  First Alert Weather Day: Tornado Watch in effect through 6 p.m.

A tornado watch is in effect for the entire CSRA through 6 p.m. The storms will move through the area from west to east through 4 p.m Friday.

  Disabled veteran in Jackson gets a new roof for family’s home

For years, Sean Falcon, a retired and disabled military veteran, has been experiencing roof issues at his home in Jackson.

Augusta at Night: “epitome” of perfect Master’s week event

The inaugural event sold out to a crowd of 3,500.

  North Augusta drawing a large crowd during the Masters

Those in town for the big golf tournament are not only spending time in Augusta, but North Augusta as well.

  Trenton sex trafficking suspect facing more charges

Two Edgefield County men arrested last week in a sex trafficking investigation were slapped with more charges Monday.

Suspect in custody after SWAT standoff at home in Crosland Park

Aiken Public Safety officers have taken a man into custody after a standoff in Crosland Park.

  2 Edgefield County men accused of advertising sex business online

The Aiken County Sheirff’s Office is reporting that around 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 3, they executed search warrants related to a sex trafficking investigation early this morning.

  Augusta GreenJackets 2019 season is officially underway

The first home game of the season is April 15.

New Aiken County Coroner set to be sworn in

The Aiken County Coroner’s Office announces that the new coroner, Darryl M. Ables will be sworn in Thursday, Apr. 4th at 10 a.m.

Community celebrates Aiken Department of Public Safety’s new building on Beaufort Street

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the brand new Aiken Public Safety J. Carrol Busbee Headquarters

  Suspect taken into custody after short standoff in Warrenville

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has taken a wanted man into custody after a short standoff on the 200 block of Keith Dr. in Warrenville.

Aiken County Animal Shelter announces new hours

Aiken County Animal Shelter announces new hours

Community devastated after 10-year-old dies following classroom fight

Flowers, balloons, and stuffed animals were left in front of a Colleton County elementary school where investigators say a fight in a classroom led to the death of a 10-year-old girl two days later.

S.C. DHEC Partners with Veterinarians to offer low-cost rabies vaccinations

Palmetto Vet Services, Aiken Animal Hospital, Silver Bluff Animal Hospital, and the Aiken Veterinary Clinic are offering low-cost vaccinations during spring rabies clinics.

  Police: North Augusta shooting was a ‘road rage’ incident

The shooting happened around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning on Lake Avenue. An officer on scene tells FOX 54 one man was shot and injured. It is unclear how extensive his injuries are but he was alert and talking to first responders.

Red Cross looking for donations on annual American Red Cross Giving Day

The fifth annual Giving Day takes place in March during Red Cross Month, a time to recognize heroes who help those in need in their community all year round.

Juvenile arrested, 2 men still sought in Williston murder

The Barnewell County Coroner’s Office is investigating a shooting that left a man dead Sunday.

  Memorial grows for Aiken County child killed in crash

An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday morning - this investigation continues.

  7-year-old killed in Aiken County crash

Aiken County child killed while riding his bike.

Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has zero tolerance for DUI and disorderly conduct at Steeplechase

The biggest issue ACSO encounters at Steeplefest is drinking - and there's an increase in DUI arrests related to the event.

  Boatwright family makes Aiken Steeplechase their annual tradition

The Boatwright family has been gathering at the Aiken Steeplechase for more than a decade.

  53rd Running of the Aiken Spring Steeplechase adds live stream, children’s activity tent

The Aiken Steeplechase Association says the event makes about $1 million impact on our area.

Detour in place for University Pkwy. in Aiken

SCDOT has announced that there is a detour in place for an area of University Pkwy.

Boil water advisory in effect for Warrenville area

The Valley Public Service Authority has issued a boil water advisory for an area of Warrenville.

2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke to visit Orangeburg Friday

Former Texas Representative and 2020 Presidential candidate, Beto O’Rourke, holds a meet and greet Friday, Mar, 22, at 2:25 p.m., at South Carolina State’s K.W. Green Student Center Plaza.

Golden Harvest Food Bank to celebrate new greenhouse and meal donation

The WoodmenLife Foundation has partnered with Golden Harvest Food Bank to build 2 new greenhouses and 66,000 meals to support providing healthy food for hungry families.

Sno-Cap Drive In sold to Ursy family

According to a Facebook post from current Sno-Cap owner Rachel Frankin, the iconic Sno-Cap Drive In in North Augusta is set to change ownership Mar. 23.

3 incidents in Crosland Park related and under investigation

Authorities state that they are currently investigating an Armed Robbery and two shooting incidents within the Crosland Park community. Reports indicate that each incident is not random in nature but each incident location was specifically targeted.

One person in Aiken County potentially exposed to rabies

One person has been referred to their health care provider after being potentially exposed to rabies by a raccoon that tested positive for the disease.

  UPDATE: North Augusta High School student accused of making threat

North Augusta Department of Public Safety and Aiken County Public Schools are actively investigating a threat of school violence written on a bathroom wall Wednesday afternoon.

City of Augusta to host public comment hearing on lock and dam proposal

The City of Augusta will host a public comment hearing Thursday, Mar. 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to hear citizens’ comments regarding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ report and proposal for the New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam.

New coroner appointed in Aiken County

South Carolina governor Henry McMaster appointed Darryl Ables as the new Aiken County Coroner Wednesday.

North Augusta City Council working to rezone historical Seven Gables property

Currently, the facilities can be found on Buena Vista Avenue.

Seasonal recreation sites reopen at Strom Thurmond Lake

Recreation sites at the J. Strom Thurmond Lake open for the 2019 season on a cascading basis from Mar. 29 to Apr. 26.

Celebrate the first day of spring with some free treats

You can celebrate the first day of spring with freebies at Dairy Queen and Rita's Italian Ice.

Changes could be coming to Calhoun Park

The city council will name a group to make plans to add monuments to the park.

North Augusta woman charged with unlawful conduct toward a child

A North Augusta woman found herself facing five charges of unlawful conduct toward a child after management reviewed video footage of her actions.

Aiken man dies after crash on Beaverdam Rd.

An Aiken man has died several days after crashing his motorcycle in Aiken County.

UPDATE: Tuesday morning accident on I-20 East in Aiken County cleared

An accident involving two vehicles is slowing traffic on I-20 in Aiken County.The accident happened near mile marker 27 and is slowing traffic all the way back to U.S. 1, Exit 22.

Columbia woman brings the arts to underserved children

According to their website, the Auntie Karen Foundation’s mission is to create and implement a series of reproducible community outreach programs designed to empower, enlighten, and educate through the arts.

77th Aiken Triple Crown: ‘Stirrup the Dust’

the Aiken Triple Crown kicked off with the 77th running of the Aiken trials, with their "Stirrup the Dust" theme.

State lawmakers could reduce inspections for dams

South Carolina lawmakers are pushing a bill through the state Senate that would decrease the number of dams the state is required to regulate and inspect.

UPDATE: Aiken man killed in plane crash in Cashiers, N.C.

A plane that departed from Knoxville Downtown Airport in Tennessee at about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday has been reported by the the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as missing.

3rd annual Servers for Kids Celebrity Dinner a success

The 3rd Annual Servers for Kids Celebrity Dinner packed the new Crowne Plaza hotel in North Augusta Thursday night.

Mega Millions winner to donate to charities and causes

As good as it may feel to win $1.5B in the Mega Millions jackpot, it feels even better to support and contribute to charities.

  Celebrate Pi Day with these March 14th deals

March 14th is National Pi Day.

Survey: Three in four Americans remain afraid of fully self-driving vehicles

AAA’s annual automated vehicle survey found that 71-percent of people are afraid to ride in fully self-driving vehicles.

SRNS Employees take time off to help others Friday

Hundreds of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) employees have volunteered to work Friday, Mar. 15 at United Way projects and a few private homes to improve the lives of potentially hundreds of citizens.