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Magnitude 3.4 earthquake in SC felt as far north as Charlotte

Kershaw County, S.C. — A magnitude 3.4 earthquake occurred overnight in South Carolina, with some in North Carolina feeling the shaking. A WCNC report notes that the earthquake happened at 1:30 a.m. near Interstate 20 in Kershaw County, northeast of Columbia. Impacts were felt as far north as Charlotte and as far south as Augusta, Georgia. More than 2,000 reports surrounding the earthquake have come in to the U.S. Geological Survey.
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18-year-old shot at Kroger in North Augusta

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WFXG) - The North Augusta Department of Public Safety is investigating after an 18-year-old was shot on Knox Avenue. Around 11:00pm Friday night, a North Augusta Department of Public Safety officer was flagged down by two men claiming they heard gunshots and a woman screaming behind the store.

Garrett: Support our community and give the Regency Mall a chance for redevelopment

Brandon Garrett serves as Augusta's District 8 Commissioner. Ground was recently broken at the Augusta Corporate Park for our second recycling industry project announced in the last few months. There’s been a lot of ground-breaking recently in my part of the world with more announcements in the works. But for folks out my way, the unmatched potential of one site stands alone above all others: the Regency Mall.

Augusta Pride Shows Out In Big Numbers

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Augusta held its 12th annual ‘Pride Festival’ this weekend. Two thousand more people than last year showed up, for a total of over 14,000. Brittany Mortan who was at Augusta Commons said, “You always got a voice, you’ve always got somebody to lean on, like, we understand you no matter what.”

7 Georgia DAs say they will not prosecute 'those who seek, provide or support abortions'

Roe v. Wade’s repeal may result in sweeping legal changes across the U.S., but several of Georgia's district attorneys on Friday took a stand against it. In a statement distributed by Fair and Just Prosecution, 84 elected prosecutors nationwide, including seven in Georgia, said they would not use their offices’ resources to criminalize reproductive health decisions and won't prosecute those who seek, provide or support abortions.

3.4 magnitude earthquake reported near Elgin, impact felt across the Midlands

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported an early morning earthquake around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning, 6 km east of Elgin. The 3.4 magnitude earthquake was detected near McCaskill Creek and Whiting Way, approximately 30 miles northeast of Columbia. According to officials, residents reported that tremors were felt as far...

Edgefield one of 10 safest cities in South Carolina of 2022

EDGEFIELD, S.C. (WJBF) — Edgefield, South Carolina is one of the safest cities in South Carolina for 2022. In a report from SafeWise, the town came in at number 1. The group says that 61 cities met the criteria to be considered for the 2022 list. St. Louis, Memphis, and Richmond, Virginia were the top […]
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Augusta Pride Festival puts love on display

Among the rainbow colors and various pride flags, the Augusta Commons was filled with joy for the 13th annual Augusta Pride celebration. The celebration featured a parade and an outdoor festival with speakers, local small businesses and music as the LGBTQ+ community and its allies took to the streets to celebrate love. Earlier in the week, Beats on Broad, a president’s soiree and other events took place in the CSRA.

Jackson, Canteen host youth football camps at alma maters

AUGUSTA, GA (WJBF) – Two local football stars gave back to their communities Saturday by hosting free youth football camps. Silver Bluff alum, Tarron Jackson who was drafted in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft brought out dozens of children at his alma mater for his first ever youth football camp. Jackson said […]

Richmond County Coroner’s Office investigating fatal accident

Augusta, GA (WJBF) – The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating a fatal accident that took place on Saturday night. Cortez Holden, 30 years old of Augusta, GA, was driving a Dodge Ram Truck when he lost control of the vehicle and overturned several times on Jimmy Dyess Parkway at Belair Road.  Holden was not […]