BURKE COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing teen. 15-year-old Sawyer Johnson was last seen wearing a red hoodie, black pants, and black Nike sneakers. Sawyer is reportedly known to be in the Waynesboro area. He is described as being 5’9, weighing approximately 135 lbs. If you have […]
BURKE COUNTY (WRDW/WAGT) - The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding a missing teen. Sawyer Johnson, 15, is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 135 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a red hoodie, black...
It’s a day of celebration for students in Burke and Lincoln counties. Today is the last day of school in both counties. Students also have early release in both school districts. Next week, Tuesday will be the last day in Richmond County; Wednesday marks the end of the school year in Columbia County; and Thursday will be the last day in McDuffie County. All schools in those districts will have early release on the last day. The school year doesn’t end until June 2 for students in Aiken and Edgefield Counties.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - We have new details after a third alleged victim comes forward with allegations against a local teacher charged with sexual misconduct. In April, authorities charged 40-year-old Scott Hooker. But we’ve found complaints dating back to 2017. We asked the BCSO where the investigation stands with...
This Is the County in the Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area with the Most Deaths from COVID-19
More than 1 million Americans have died from COVID-19 – more than the total number of Americans killed in World War I and World War II combined. In the Augusta-Richmond County metropolitan area, which covers parts of Georgia and South Carolina, a total of 2,036 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 343 […]
“It helped me to mature a little better in my mind…” Burke County Detention Center creates Project Green
WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WJBF)- While the end goal for this project is to provide fresh produce, the gardeners have learned more about working together and gaining other life skills. Burke County Detention Center Counselor Patrick Finney began this program with the idea of showing the inmates how they can be a part of something bigger. “We […]
WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Inmates at the Burke County Detention Center are working together to grow garden items to give back to the local community. The project called Project Green began after jail counselor Patrick Finney saw the project at work in Chatham County. “A little bit of knowledge and...
BURKE COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – Burke County Detention Center inmates are developing their “green thumbs.” Burke County Sheriff Alonzo Williams has officially announced a new project known as “Project Green.” According to the press release, the project consist of inmates working together to produce a variety of garden items that can be used to feed […]
WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WJBF) – The YMCA in Waynesboro has only been around a few years, but that hasn’t stopped the community from coming out and supporting the facility. “This is something that the Burke County community has wanted for a while,” said Program Director, Kenteira Jones. “Their...
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The Burke County Farmer's Market returns on Tuesday, May 17, and will continue through the summer months. Enjoy fresh, seasonal produce each week and help support our local farmers. Location: Southern Bank Pavilion, 855 Liberty Street, Waynesboro, GA. Days/Times: Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. For more information, contact 706-554-5393.
KEYSVILLE, Ga. (WJBF) – The Wagon Barn Market’s growth in its community has been a journey. They’ve been around since 2011 and specialize in oven-ready entrees, desserts, produce, furniture, and more. Having fresh produce is important to the Wagon Barn Market so that’s why a lot of the product comes from the farm on the […]
These Are the Counties in the Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area with the Most Deaths from COVID-19
Though cases of the omicron variant appear to have peaked in the United States, the virus continues to claim lives. Nearly 1 million Americans have died from the virus – more than the total number of Americans killed in World War I and World War II combined. In the Augusta-Richmond County metropolitan area, which covers […]
WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WJBF) – Payton Palmer is a ninth-grader and star athlete at Edmund Burke Academy. “She was the state champion in the 400. This year, Payton is a back-to-back state champion as she won the high jump with a jump of 5.0,” said track coach, Monika Mobley.
EVANS, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - It’s a story we’ve been following for two weeks: a pattern of inappropriate behavior and allegations of assault against 40-year-old Scott Hooker. It was an emotional moment for Madison Cooksey and her family as she stood up in front of members of the Columbia County Board of Education and delivered an emotional plea for change.