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Missing Richmond County woman found

#Update | According to the RCSO, Ivey Hendren has been located. HEPHZIBAH, Ga. (WJBF) – Richmond County deputies are searching for 19-year-old Ivey Mae Hendren. She was last seen leaving her residence on the 2100 block of Tracy Drive in Hephzibah on Tuesday, May 17th around 11:00am. She has brown hair, brown eyes, is 5’03 […]
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One injured, one arrested after shooting in Hephzibah

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Richmond County deputies arrested a man following a shooting on Carrington Court Tuesday morning. Deputies responded to a shooting at the 3700 block of Carrington Court in Hephzibah at 9:43am. When they got to the scene, deputies found an adult male victim with multiple gunshot wounds. CID was called to the scene […]
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Accident closes an eastbound lane of Riverwatch Parkway

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Traffic backed up around midday Thursday as crews worked to clear an accident on Riverwatch Parkway. The accident happened on the eastbound side, heading toward the downtown area of Augusta. The left eastbound lane was closed. Richmond County dispatchers confirmed that there were injuries reported. It...
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Missing Hephzibah teen located Thursday morning

HEPHZIBAH, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office seeks the public’s help in locating a missing 19-year-old. Ivey Hendren was last seen leaving her residence on the 2100 block of Tracy Drive, Hephzibah, Ga. on May 17 around midnight, on a bicycle. The sheriff’s office announced Thursday...
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Man charged in 2017 Aggravated Assault sentenced to 25 years

AUGUSTA (WJBF) – On November 19th, 2017, a man was shot 5 times and left for dead at Big Oak Park off Wheeler Rd. Miraculously, the victim survived the encounter and identified his attacker as Eddie Lee McNair, III. A Richmond County Jury found McNair guilty of Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Firearm During […]

RCSO searching for three men to question about a downtown shooting

AUGUSTA (WJBF) – The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help to locate three men who are wanted for questioning in reference to an Aggravated Assault. Authorities say the the incident happened April 23rd outside of the Garden City Social Bar located on the 100 block of Broad Street in downtown Augusta. Anyone […]
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Defendant convicted in 2017 shooting off Wheeler Road

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A Richmond County jury this week returned a guilty verdict in the trial of a man accused of shooting a victim five times and leaving him for dead. The crime happened Nov. 19, 2017, at Big Oak Park off Wheeler Road. The victim survived and identified...

School day start times, higher pay among takeaways from Richmond County School Board meeting

Like students at the end of finals week, members of the Richmond County School Board erupted in cheers when School Board Chairman Charlie Hannah made the announcement. That also marked the end of a busy meeting in which the board green-lighted construction on a new school, purchased a forensic cyber security program, changed school start times, reviewed its proposed budget and issued congratulations to its basketball state champions, valedictorians and awardees.
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Augusta leaders debate ambulance company subsidies

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The back and forth continues over a new contract between the city of Augusta and Gold Cross EMS. Despite some city leaders’ push to get a new contract on the table, Augusta commission decided to push back conversations. One thing no one can seem to agree on is the subsidy payment.
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One injured, one arrested after shooting on Carrington Court

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting Tuesday morning in Augusta. Deputies said the shooting was reported at 9:35 a.m. in the 3700 block of Carrington Court. There was one male victim that was shot multiple times, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Kimberly Lee....
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Richmond County school board members approve new elementary school

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – It’s official a new elementary school is coming to South Augusta. Richmond County Board of Education members approved Southside Elementary. It’ll replace Rollins Elementary on Mura Drive.  “It’s just to respond to the new growth in that area,” said Jeff Baker. Growth in South Augusta means more schools. The Richmond County […]

Shooting investigation underway Carrington Ct. in Augusta

AUGUSTA (WJBF) – The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and Criminal Investigation Division are investigation a shooting. It happened about 9:35 Tuesday morning on the 3700 block of Carrington Court. Authorities report one person was shot and taken to the hospital. 18-year-old Jamaari Whitfield was charged with Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Firearm during the […]
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Richmond County runaway teenager found after 4 days

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Authorities say a teenager who was last seen May 13 has now been found. Deputies were looking for runaway 15-year-old Summer Walker who was last seen leaving 1701 15th St., T.W. Josey High School, on foot. On Tuesday morning near 9 a.m., it was reported that...
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News 12 This Morning│ Top headlines for May 18

An inquiry found serious problems with the Charlie Norwood VA's care of a patient who ultimately died. We took time to break down the report. Plus, changes to Richmond County schools are coming next year, and we have what you need to know. Here are your top headlines.
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MISSING: Richmond County Deputies searching for runaway juvenile

RICHMOND COUNTY, (WFXG) - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for 15-year-old Summer Walker, who they say ran away from her school. The Sheriff's Office says, Walker was last seen Friday, May 13 leaving T.W. Josey High School on foot. Walker left school staff in an unknown direction after being caught skipping class.
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Hephzibah man arrested after shooting at Carrington Court

HEPHZIBAH (WFXG) - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting at the 3700 block of Carrington Ct. in Hephzibah. The shooting happened Tuesday, May 17, at 9:34 a.m. Richmond County Deputies say once on scene, they found an adult male with multiple gunshot wounds. CID was called to...
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