32-year-old accused of child molestation in Thomson
THOMSON, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A 32-year-old suspect has been arrested after being accused of child molestation in Thomson on Wednesday, according to authorities. On July 21, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. deputies were dispatched to the 700 block of Public Safety Drive in reference to a child molestation, authorities say. Upon...
A Culinary Voyage: 6 Exceptional Seafood Restaurants in Thomson
In this article, we will be exploring six exceptional seafood restaurants located in Thomson. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
RCSO responding to crash at intersection of Washington and East Vineland Road
RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WFXG) - Richmond County Sheriff's Office is responding to a crash at the intersection of Washington and East Vineland road. Details are limited at this time. Fox54 will update you as soon as we learn more.
Bicyclist hit, killed by train on Washington Rd. identified
COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office responded to Baston Road and Washington Road Thursday, after reports of someone hit by a train. According to authorities, the victim was on a bicycle when they were hit. The deceased has been identified as 66-year-old Dwayne Reindeaux Carter. Authorities say it appears Carter he […]
Windy Wednesday Night…Cooler Thursday
Fortunately, the storms today did not cause much damage. We have just a few reports of trees down. The highest wind gust was 49 mph in Thomson, but no severe level gusts. Overall, this was a gnarly line, but it was small and fast. No more rain tonight, but winds are coming in strong from the North. Gusts up to 30mph until 7am with a Lake Wind Advisory still in effect. Cold morning tomorrow in the mid 30s/low 40s and cloudy skies.
Local Hero Bobby Christine, Georgia Military College Graduate, Ascends to Major General in U.S. Army National Guard
Bobby Christine, a Georgia Military College graduate and District Attorney for Columbia County Judicial Circuit, has been promoted to Major General in the U.S. Army National Guard. The United States Senate confirmed the promotion, effective from February 1, 2024, following a nomination from the President. This promotion makes Christine the first reserve officer in the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps to reach this rank since 1775.
Manchester boys Basketball team advances to GHSA state championship
COLUMBUS (WRBL) – The Manchester Blue Devils boys Basketball team took down Warren County 62-60 on Friday afternoon. Manchester lead by eight with a minute left in the game, and Warren County was able to bring it within two. However, the final shot was blocked to give Manchester the victory. Now Manchester will advance to […]
Semi rolls over at I-20, Lewiston Road on ramp
COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – An 18-wheeler has overturned in Columbia County. Details are limited, but we do know that it happened at the Lewiston Road (exit 190) westbound on ramp to Interstate 20 in Grovetown. NewsChannel 6 has a crew on the way to the scene, we’ll bring you more details as they become […]
Columbia County Schools preparing for next school year's rezoning
COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WFXG) - With the new Westmont Elementary School opening and South Columbia Elementary shutting its doors, Columbia County Board of Education reworked its zones to accommodate for the opening and to get students to their schools more efficiently. “It is starting to feel real now for some...
Harlem High teacher placed on leave after inappropriate video surfaces on social media
A Harlem High School teacher was placed on administrative leave after an inappropriate video circulated on social media. In a letter to parents, the school said a recording of a staff member using inappropriate language during class was posted on social media. "While this is not an emergency, we wanted...
Augusta man dies in Washington Road shooting
An Augusta man is dead following a shooting Wednesday morning on Washington Road. John Lowden Jr., 38, of Augusta, was pronounced dead at the scene just after 3 a.m., according to a news release from the Richmond County Coroner's Office. At 2:24 a.m. Wednesday, Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 2800 block...
Harlem High School teacher placed on administrative leave for saying a racial slur and other inappropriate language
HARLEM, Ga. (WFXG) - A Harlem High School teacher has been placed on administrative leave after a recording of her using inappropriate language was posted on social media. FOX54 has listened to the recording, but will not be sharing it in this article because we have not received permission from the person who recorded it at this time.
Crash on I-20 in Columbia Co. blocking 1 eastbound lane
COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – First responders are on the scene of a crash. According to Columbia County dispatch, one lane of I-20 heading eastbound near exit 194 (Belair Road) is blocked due to a 3-car crash. The call came in around 7:15 Wednesday morning. Injuries are reported. Motorists may want to find an alternate […]
The coldest February in Glascock County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Stormy and windy evening followed by much cooler air
Wednesday evening update: It has been a warm and windy day in the CSRA. Temperatures are approaching 80 degrees in some spots. A wind advisory is in effect for our western counties until midnight tonight for non-thunderstorm wind gusts up to 40 mph. A lake wind advisory is in effect for our central and eastern counties, including Richmond, Columbia, and Aiken, through 7 a.m. on Thursday for wind gusts up to 35 mph. A cold front, with a line of showers and storms, will be rolling on through the CSRA this evening. Severe weather is possible north of I-20 with the threat of damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph. Thankfully, the line will weaken after sunset, so areas south of I-20 have a lesser threat of seeing severe weather. Clouds will stick around Thursday with much cooler air behind the front. Morning temperatures will be in the upper 30s, and afternoon highs will climb to near 60 degrees. Our second round of rain will arrive Thursday evening into Friday. A wedge setup will occur, which means no thunderstorms and much cooler air as highs will only be in the mid-50s. Rain lingers into the weekend, but it will be less widespread. Temperatures will be moderating back to the low 70s, with chances of rain every day next week.
Meetings begin next week for future of Richmond County schools
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Public meetings start Monday on the plan to close and consolidate some schools in Richmond County. The proposed plan impacts thousands of students in various elementary and middle schools across the county. Inside the Richmond County Board of Education, change could be flowing in. Alvin Jones’...
Today the gas price is close to $3.19 in Wrens as of 2024-03-02. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.338, a week ago the price is $3.264 , according to AAA.
Jury duty scam takes $3,000 from Columbia County man
Kevin Cassedy got a phone call Tuesday from someone claiming to be a lieutenant with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. He told Cassedy that he missed federal jury duty and to avoid being arrested, he needed to pay $3,000 immediately.
21-year-old suspect charged in slaying of Demon Parrish
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office announced on Thursday morning that Caleb White — a man arrested in connection to death of Demon Parrish will be charged with murder, according to authorities. According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, with the help of North...
Grovetown man scammed out of nearly $9,000 by person claiming to be Elon Musk
An elderly Grovetown man this week reported he was swindled out of nearly $9,000 by a scammer claiming to be Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The 73-year-old man on Monday told Columbia County sheriff's deputies he responded to an advertisement on Facebook about buying a Tesla and was contacted by a man claiming to be Elon Musk, according to an incident report.