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Shooting at Kroger on Knox Avenue

North Augusta, SC (WJBF) – North Augusta Public Safety is investigating a shooting at the Kroger on Knox Avenue. It happened just after 11:00 P.M. Friday. No further details are available, but we will continue to update this story.
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House of Prayer churches near military bases in Georgia raided by FBI. Here's what we know

At least three churches in Georgia and Texas, tied to the House of Prayer Christian Church, were raided Thursday by the Federal Bureau of Investigations. While the FBI has not released information about the raids, former church members and veteran advocacy groups have alleged the churches, which are predominantly located near military bases, target soldiers and operate...

Why were these churches raided by the FBI?

Three churches were raided by the FBI Thursday, the Augusta Chronicle reports. The churches, all of which are near military bases, are affiliated with The House of Prayer Christian Church (HOPCC). The organization, a 501(c)(3), has five bible seminaries, and 12 churches (11 near military bases). In 2020, the Veterans...

3 sought for questioning after attacker bites off chunk of man’s ear

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Authorities are seeking three people for questioning after a man beat a victim and bit off part his ear recently at an Augusta motel. It happened June 18 at the Scottish Inn, 1079 Stevens Creek Road, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. The victim...

Residents say lifeguards needed at Clark Hills Lake after 3 siblings drown

THOMSON, GA ( WJBF) — Thursday, three siblings went under the waters of Clarks Hill Lake and never came back up. Oh its terrible. Its absolutely terrible,” Keloris Gunter said. 22-year-old Raven Powell, 4-year-old Mason Powell and 3-year-old Sawyer Powell all drowned at the Amity Recreation Area. GBI investigators said they were called to the […]

DA Jared Williams, other prosecutors pledge not to criminalize personal healthcare decisions in response to Roe v. Wade

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF)- District Attorney Jared Williams has joined several other DAs and AGs across the country in pledging to use their own discretion to not criminalize personal healthcare decisions. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, 83 elected prosecutorsfrom around the Country committed to use their well-established discretion […]

FBI raids ‘cult’ churches near Georgia and Texas military bases alleged to be recruiting soldiers

The FBI has raided a string of churches in Texas and Georgia that are situated near US military bases that have been accused of targeting servicemen.The agency confirmed that it had conducted a raid at Assembly of Prayer Christian Church, in Killeen, Texas, which is just six miles from the country’s biggest base, Fort Hood.Agents also raided the House of Prayer Church in Hinesville, Georgia, which is located near Fort Stewart, and the Assembly of Prayer church in Augusta, Georgia, which is near Fort Gordon.According to The Killeen Daily Herald, “Dozens of Google and Facebook reviews of the Killeen...

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.

What former members say about FBI-raided church

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The FBI on Thursday raided a church in Augusta that’s part of an organization some former members have criticized as a cult that targets service members. We spoke to former members of the group who said the walls of the building probably have more stories...

FBI raids Hephzibah church, connected to Liberty County church raid

HEPHZIBAH, Ga. (WJBF) – The FBI is executing a court authorized search warrant at Assembly of Prayer. The church is located at 2952 Old Tobacco Road in Hephzibah. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office confirmed they are assisting the FBI in this exercise. The FBI has also confirmed that this raid is directly connected to the […]

FBI raids 2 Georgia churches, including Hinesville House of Prayer

HINESVILLE, Ga. (WSAV) — Two Georgia churches, one in Hinesville and another in the Augusta area were being raided by the FBI. Thursday morning, FBI agents and police officers swarmed the House of Prayer Church in the 2500 block of Airport Road around 8 a.m. Law enforcement officers were seen carrying automatic weapons around the […]

3 siblings — ages 3, 4 and 22 — drown at Clarks Hill Lake

LINCOLNTON, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Three siblings are dead following a drowning incident Thursday night at the Amity Recreation Area at Clarks Hill Lake. Lincoln County Sheriff Paul Reviere says the siblings were 22, 4 and 3 years old. All of the bodies have been recovered. The oldest sibling was identified...