Aiken County,

Aiken County Detention Center inmate found dead in her cell

AIKEN, S.C. (WACH) — The Aiken County Coroner's Office is investigating the death of an Aiken County Detention Center inmate. At 8:00 Thursday morning, officials say they found Dorothy Mae Bernard, 59, dead in her cell. Bernard was transported to Aiken Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at...
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Richmond County,

Olive Road back open after truck collides with bridge

RICHMOND COUNTY (WFXG) - UPDATE: Olive Road is back open after a truck collided with a bridge on the road, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. The collision occurred late Friday morning. THIS IS A NEWS UPDATE. FOX54's earlier story is shown below. ____. Olive Road is blocked after...
Aiken County, SCWRDW-TV

Aiken County meth bust brings 5-year federal prison term

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - A Georgia man who was caught in an Aiken County traffic stop was sentenced to more than five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine. On Feb. 25, 2020, officers from the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office made a traffic...

Man charged with robbing Aiken hotel while armed with a pair of scissors

AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - An Edgefield man is facing several charges for robbing an Aiken hotel of hundreds of dollars while armed with a pair of scissors. At 4:46 p.m. on June 13, police arrived at the Quality Inn & Suites located at 3608 Richland Ave. in reference to a robbery, according to an Aiken Department of Public Safety incident report.
Richmond County, GAWRDW-TV

Sheriff’s Office investigating theft at Bell Auditorium

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is seeking three subjects for questioning in reference to a recent theft at the Bell Auditorium. Details are limited but authorities say the incident occurred on Tuesday. Anyone with information in regards to the subjects are urged to contact the Criminal...
Richmond County,

Man wanted for financial card fraud

RICHMOND COUNTY (WFXG) - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in searching for a man wanted for financial fraud. Authorities say James Baker, 29, is wanted for financial transaction card fraud. The incident occurred from Friday, June 4, to Sunday, June 6, at Jack’s Country Store.
Edgefield County, SCWRDW-TV

Edgefield County district covers cost of school supplies for all students

JOHNSTON, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Edgefield County School District announced Friday that the district is providing back-to-school supplies to all students and teachers for the upcoming academic year. The district’s recent expansion of 1-to-1 Chromebook instruction reduces the school supplies needed. While families are asked to still provide bookbags and...

Georgia man sentenced to more than 5 years in prison for trafficking meth

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WFXG) - A Georgia man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for trafficking meth in South Carolina. According to Acting United States Attorney M. Rhett DeHart, Rondedrick Robinson, 26, of Decatur, Georgia, was sentenced to more than five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Familiar faces in events industry coming to fourth floor at The Plaza in Evans

The fourth floor of The Plaza at Evans Towne Center is a "sexy" space, according to local restauranteur Havird Usry, and one that deserves to be used. And the co-owner of Fat Man's Cafe and Catering, Enterprise Mill Events and Catering, Southern Salad and Sno-Cap Drive-In is making sure the 3,000-square-foot space is put to good use by opening The Fourth at the Plaza. The rooftop event venue will offer space for weddings, rehearsal dinners and corporate events similar to Enterprise Mill downtown. Usry believes the space will be more suited for corporate events than his downtown location because of the ambience and the views from the rooftop.

200 Augustans at risk of losing housing when eviction moratorium expires

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — The phone at Augusta Urban Ministries has been ringing. Renters are calling worried they will need help if they lose housing when the federal eviction moratorium expires Saturday. “We are prepared,” Melissa Wheeler, the director of Augusta Urban Ministries, says. “We are ready.”. Augusta Urban Ministries...

Missing their shot: Many Augusta-area residents hesitant to get COVID-19 vaccine

Craig Spinks’ doctor recommended he get vaccinated against COVID-19. But the retired special-education teacher in Evans hasn’t gotten vaccinated and doesn’t intend to. “I am a widower living alone,” Spinks said. “Can't afford any vaccine reaction.”. Jerry Parsons of Augusta is a long-haul trucker. He wears a mask in his...
Columbia County,

Temporary lane closure on Columbia Road to start Aug. 3

COLUMBIA COUNTY (WFXG) – There will be a temporary lane closure on Columbia Road, according to the Columbia County Traffic Engineering and Operations Department. The lane closure will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Tuesday, August 3, and ending Friday, August 6. According to Columbia County officials and...
Augusta, GAWRDW-TV

Here’s what audit tells us about city officials’ spending

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - News 12 has gotten an advance copy of the Augusta mayor’s internal audit results. The results show expeditures came in below the budget. The audit recommended that a credit card use policy be put in place, which the commission has approved. It also recommended the mayor’s...

North Augusta Animal Control understaffed

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - North Augusta has found itself dealing with a rabid fox and two loose donkeys, all in the same week. And if that wasn’t enough the city’s resources when it comes to animal control are very limited. When animals like these donkeys get loose or a...
Fort Gordon, GAWRDW-TV

Fort Gordon brings back mask mandate on post

FORT GORDON, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A mask mandate is coming back to Fort Gordon as the nation sees a spike in cases of COVID-19, driven by the super-contagious delta variant. All service members, federal employees, contractor employees and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask in indoor settings on the installation while the community remains an area of high community transmission.