Augusta Mar 02 Weekly Crime Report: 86 Incidents and 21 Crime Stories
Augusta Mar 02 Weekly Crime Report: 86 Incidents and 21 Crime Stories. During the last week, a total of 86 crimes were reported in Augusta. The data indicates that theft was the most prevalent crime with 33 instances, followed closely by assault with 29 instances. Vandalism was reported 8 times, while other types of crime, including driving while license suspended or revoked, and possession of a firearm or knife during a crime, occurred 7 times. Burglary was reported 5 times, and there were 2 instances each of arrests and robberies. The data suggests that Augusta is grappling with a high incidence of theft and assault, which together constitute more than 70% of the total crimes. The community should be alert and take necessary precautions to safeguard their property and personal safety.
RCSO reports missing woman found
UPDATE | Authorities say Chirontega Whitfield was located and returned home safely. AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in locating a missing woman. According to authorities, 32-year-old Chirontega Tyreana Whitfield was last seen on March 3rd at approximately 3:30 a.m. wearing a white long sleeve shirt, gray […]
Last week of early voting in Georgia presidential primary
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Here’s what you need to know about the last week of early voting in the Georgia presidential preference primary. In Richmond County, advance voting is taking place from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, plus Feb. 24 and March 2 at:. The Linda W....
Public meetings begin for Richmond County Schools master plan
AUGUSTA, Ga (WJBF)- Monday night, the first of 6 public forums will be held to discuss the 5 to 10 year Master plan for the Richmond County School System. The current proposal includes opening new facilities, closing a few schools and consolidating others. Since the news broke that the Richmond County School System was looking […]
Richmond County Sheriff’s Office respond to suicidal subject in Augusta
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – On Saturday, March 2nd at 6:11p.m., the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3300 block of Deans Bridge Road in reference to a suicidal subject. Upon arrival, Deputies located a male subject sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot. Deputies have secured the parking lot. CID and a SWAT […]
Augusta Evans Special School wraps up 2024 Beads for Doughnuts drive
Cars were bumper to bumper at the Augusta Evans Special School Sunday afternoon, as Mobilians were dropping off their 2024 Mardi Gras beads in exchange for a coupon to Krispy Kreme.
Health inspections: Augusta restaurant cited for a missing sink
The Georgia Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Section, conducts regular restaurant inspections to help keep residents and visitors safe. The following is a list of restaurants in Richmond and Columbia counties that have been inspected between Feb. 23 and 29, accompanied by their scores and, in some cases, the health infractions that lowered those scores.
21-year-old charged with murder in Demon Parrish homicide investigation
RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WFXG) - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office confirms a 21-year-old was arrested, taken into custody and charged after a brief standoff in North Augusta. Caleb White was arrested and taken to the Aiken County Detention Center. White is charged with murder and theft by receiving stolen property.
High speed chase through Jefferson County ends in arrest
A 23-year-old Augusta man was arrested Monday, Feb. 19, after leading deputies from three counties on a chase reaching speeds of 120 mph from Washington County, through Jefferson County and into Richmond County. Reginald Harris, 23, of Augusta, was taken into custody after deputies from Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Wrens...
Republicans hold rally for Laken Riley in Evans, calling for action
EVANS, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - In the wake of Augusta University nursing student Laken Riley’s death, people across the nation have responded in many ways. Here at home, Columbia County republicans held a rally today to raise more awareness around several issues Riley’s death has highlighted. Her suspected killer,...
Augusta school rightsizing plan angers some, supported by others ahead of input meetings
A plan under discussion to close, rebuild or repurpose multiple public schools in Richmond County has many on edge and confused. The Richmond County School System has scheduled multiple community input meetings for March 4-12 about their "Facilities Master Plan" which includes multiple new schools, school closures and schools being moved around.
Daily forecast | From First Alert Meteorologist Emily Acton
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Spring-like temperatures are on the way for the week ahead with highs in the middle 70s Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Rain will start to work its way back into the region late in the day Tuesday and stick around into the first half of Wednesday. We...
Aiken, March 05 High School ⚽ Game Notice
The North Augusta High School soccer team will have a game with South Aiken High School on March 05, 2024, 16:30:00 CST. Building the Complete Soccer Athlete: Train Like a Pro!.
Suspect arrested in Wrens bank robbery, previously charged in several others
Officers with the U.S. Marshal’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Eddie Adonis Garnett, 53, of Augusta, Thursday, Feb. 15 in connection to the Wrens Regions Bank robbery that occurred earlier this month. Wrens Police Chief John Maynard said that around 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1,...
Foggy Saturday night on tap for the CSRA
Saturday night update: Expect clouds, patchy fog, and cool temperatures tonight. On Sunday, expect warmer temperatures reaching the lower 70s. A low pressure will form of the coast and bring isolated showers from Sunday afternoon into Monday morning. The skies will clear out on Monday afternoon, and dry conditions are expected for most of the day on Tuesday. Expect rain and storms Tuesday night through Wednesday. Currently, it doesn’t look like we’re expecting any severe weather. The weather will remain unsettled throughout the rest of the week, with temperatures above average.
Highschool Softball | 04 March South Aiken Girls Game Notice
The South Aiken Girls Softball team will have a Conference game with North Augusta(North Augusta, SC) on 04 March, 2024, 7 PM. As of now, Thoroughbreds has won 9 games and lost 14 games, and the winning rate is 0.391.
Augusta preps for election season, helping with more accessibility at the polls
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Board of Elections teamed up with the “I Vote My Vote” campaign, to help voters with disabilities practice casting their ballots for upcoming elections. Poll workers and people from the National Federation of the Blind, Georgia Garden City Chapter, helped while...
Westside Boys, Josey Girls advance to State Championship, Butler falls in Final Four
MILLIDGEVILLE, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - What better way to tip off the month of March, than having three high school basketball teams from Augusta competing in the GHSA Class 2A State Final Four!. The Westside Boys, Butler Boys, and Josey Girls all put on a show for the fans in attendance...
Local Alert: Wrightsboro Road Closure for Tree Removal on March 4th, Traffic Rerouted
Wrightsboro Road will be closed for tree removal on March 4th, 2024. The closure, between Schley Street and Whitney Street, will last from 9am to 3pm. Traffic will be rerouted to Central Avenue.
The science behind Leap Years
Hey everybody! Let’s talk about something a little different from our usual forecasts: leap year. So, what exactly is a leap year? Well, it’s a year that has an extra day added to the end of February, making it 366 days long instead of the usual 365. This extra day, known as leap day, falls […]