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Body found near Dearing identified as missing Columbia County man

DEARING, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - McDuffie County Coroner Paul Johnson has identified the body of a missing Columbia County man. Steven Williams was found June 12 around 1 p.m. in an abandoned house near the state ponds off Fish Hatchery Road just southwest of Dearing. Steven Williams Sr. previously wrote on...
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Protests planned after Columbia County business plans drag shows

EVANS, Ga. (WFXG) - Some in Columbia County are upset after Stay Social Tap and Table announced they would be having a drag show on Wednesday and Thursday evening. Owner and operator Renee Hajek says she has seen an overwhelming response from both sides. Opponents of the show say they take issue with several things related to the show, one including the move to have the show open to all ages.

WANTED: RCSO searching for woman accused of Armed Robbery at Augusta Mall

AUGUSTA (WJBF) – The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in locating a violent woman. Authorities say 49-year-old Verneka Petrice Ware is wanted for Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault at the Augusta Mall on June 21st. The 80-year-old victim was in the Macy’s parking lot when she was confronted. The victim told […]

South Aiken High School gets unique cameo in 'Stranger Things' season four

Netflix's "Stranger Things" is a global hit, but one small scene in season four is creating its own sensation for South Aiken High School. The scene is midway through episode six. In it, a townhall meeting is convened to discuss an active serial killer investigation. A young antagonist calls on the citizens to start a manhunt. In response, one man gets out of his seat, walks to the exit, turns to the onlooking crowd and shouts "Well, what are y'all just sitting around for?! You heard the kid!" He walks out, only to be followed by the majority in the crowded room.

Local families of gun violence victims urge community to speak up about crimes

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WFXG) - The search is still on for two suspects wanted in connection to the murder of three teenagers in Aiken. Tuesday marks day two of the search. Sunday, the Aiken County Sheriff's Office arrested 18-year-old Xabian Bailey. He's expected to be charged with three counts of murder. This incident is the most recent act of gun violence in the CSRA.

Deputies seeking 2 suspects in separate Augusta crimes

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigators need your help in finding two suspects in unrelated crimes. Luna is wanted for 2nd-degree burglary. The incident occurred at 1933 Walton Way (Advance Auto). He is described as 33 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall, and weighing 265...
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One arrested, two sought in shooting deaths of three teens in Aiken County

A suspect has been arrested and two are sought in connection to Sunday afternoon's fatal shooting on Wadley Drive in Aiken County that resulted in the deaths of three teenagers. Around 11:15 p.m. Sunday, investigators arrested Xabian U. Bailey, 18, of Aiken, according to Captain Eric Abdullah with the Aiken...

Kisner charity fundraiser to feature 2 country superstars

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Kisner Foundation’s fundraiser this year will feature country music superstars Chris Kelley and Darrius Rucker. They’ll be performing Nov. 11 at Topgolf. Soloist Rucker is from South Carolina and Kelley, of Lady A, is from the Augusta area. Tickets will go on sale...

Teen found shot behind Kroger in North Augusta

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Officers say one person was shot at a North Augusta grocery store Friday night. At 10:59 p.m. Friday night, North Augusta Department of Public Safety officers were sent to the Kroger on Knox Avenue. After arriving on the scene, two witnesses told officers that they...

Suspects at large after triple homicide

AIKEN, S.C. (WIS) - One teenager is in custody following a triple homicide on Wadley Drive in Aiken. 18-year-old Xabian U. Bailey was arrested around 11:15 p.m. on Sunday in connection to the shooting deaths of three teenage boys earlier that afternoon. Bailey is being held at the Aiken County...

15-month-old child dies at hospital after testing positive for fentanyl, police say

ATHENS, Ga. - Athens-Clarke County police are investigating how a 15-month-old child died at a Georgia hospital with fentanyl, opiates and benzodiazepines in their system. An official statement from the police department said Athens police received a call from Children’s Hospital of Georgia in Augusta. Hospital officials reported to...

Ugly Money Niche Is An Artist You Should Know

Ugly Money Niche was an “army brat” who was raised in Central Virginia, in the 804 area. Ugly Money got his first music industry break out of the city of Augusta, Georgia. He started out in the music industry as a rapper who worked with major artists such as Young Dolph while being signed to his first major management deal with 8Ball MJG’s Push management in 2014 . For Ugly Money, this was not just a record deal, it was an honor, a morale booster, and an opportunity to learn about the music business from the best of the bests.

Three-way stop causes safety issues near Amazon fulfillment site

APPLING, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Just off I-20 near Exit 183, there’s a new traffic pattern with a three-way stop. You probably pass by if you’re heading towards or leaving the Amazon centers. Even if you drive in the area all the time, you may not always pay attention to the new signs.