Got Gourds? Lena Braswell made them a tourist attraction in WrensVanishing GeorgiaNewsBreak Contributor
Convicted felon arrested for punching Georgia female officer now sentenced for illegal firearmDaily Coffee PressNewsBreak Contributor
Over 15 years in prison for Augusta man with a history of violence, attacking law enforcementThe Bullet PointNewsBreak Contributor
Two Valdosta Juveniles Among Five Arrested by the GBI in Homicide of Thomson 13-Year-OldDaily Coffee PressNewsBreak Contributor
Sell Smart: We Buy Houses in Martinez, Georgia – Your Fast-Track to a Stress-Free SaleSOP Digital Solutions, Inc.NewsBreak Contributor
Wrens Crime Bust Sparks Investigation, More Arrests Expected
Discover how a crime bust in Wrens has led to multiple arrests, with suspects as young as 15. This investigation, sparked by a YouTube video showcasing money, drugs, and guns, could lead to more indictments. The impact on the community is profound and far-reaching.
2-vehicle accident causes injuries on I-20 in Grovetown
GROVETOWN, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A two-vehicle accident on I-20 caused injuries early Monday morning, according to authorities. Columbia County dispatch confirms the accident was at I-20 Exit 190 in Grovetown. Officials report injuries but the severity and how many people got hurt are unknown at this time. Deputies got the...
Combating Gang Violence in Wrens, Georgia: Arrests, Indictments, and Community Initiatives
In Wrens, Georgia, a significant law enforcement operation has led to the arrest of 15 individuals with a grand jury indicting a total of 20 people on charges related to a series of gang-related shootings. Stemming from an investigation launched on July 6, the charges include multiple counts of aggravated assault and gun-related offenses. Police Chief John Maynard has highlighted the young ages of those involved, some as young as 12, and the impact this violence has had on the community. Despite the arrests, the investigation is ongoing, with authorities actively seeking additional indictments.
Warren County: Arrests and the Socioeconomic Roots of Crime
The quiet streets of Warren County have recently been disturbed by a series of criminal incidents, as detailed by the Warren County Sheriff's Office. Notable arrests include Zy'Keria Octavius Burgess, apprehended for misdemeanor violations, and Terry Talley, confronted with serious charges such as felony flee/elude arrest. These individuals, along with George Antony Barnette and Salah Ashaif, represent a cross-section of the types of crimes that have taken place, from probation violations to drug-related offenses.
20 indicted in Wrens on gun, gang-related charges
WRENS, Ga. (WJBF) – 14 people have been arrested in Wrens and 6 more are still wanted on various charges. These charges include: multiple counts of Aggravated Assault, various gun related charges, Georgia State Gang Act as well as Georgia RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) Act. This investigation began on July 6th, 2023, after […]
Male Suspect Wanted for Break-In At Augusta Business
One person is being sought in connection with a recent break-in at an Augusta business. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the person seen in this surveillance picture at the business in the 2100 block of Gordon Highway on November 26. The suspect is black, has a...
Got Gourds? Lena Braswell made them a tourist attraction in Wrens
There's no way you've ever driven through Wrens, Georgia, and not noticed all the gourds. Even today, they're the first things that come to my mind when I think about Wrens, along with the great food I used to get at the Dutch House, now sadly closed.
Temporary road closure on Old Wheeler Road, intersection of Wrightsboro Road starting Wednesday
COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – Drivers need to be aware of a temporary road closure on Old Wheeler Road. According to the Columbia County Roads and Bridges Department, there will be a temporary road closure on Old Wheeler Road at the intersection of Wrightsboro Road on Wednesday, December 6th and Thursday, December 7th, weather permitting. […]
McDuffie County law enforcement help to clear residents criminal record
McDUFFIE COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF)- A state law has made its way to Thomson, allowing individuals with minor offenses, clear their criminal background, a process that can take months, sometimes years. “We’ve been trying to do this since probably 2019; we got very close to launching it then COVID shut us down and then we had […]
The Columbia County Christmas Parade 2023
NewsChannel 6 is proud to bring you the Columbia County Christmas Parade.
Record Clearing Expungement Ceremony in Thomson
THOMSON, Ga. (WJBF) — A Record Clearing Expungement Ceremony will be held Saturday, December 2nd from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. in Thomson. It will be in the community room at the East Georgia Housing Authority in Thomson located at 219 Pecan Avenue. Deputy Barry Whitfield and staff with the McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office Community […]
A Taste Adventure: Grovetown's 3 Must-Visit Fast Food Outlets
This article presents a review of three fast food joints in Grovetown. Have you had the chance to try any of these places? We'd love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to share your experiences in the comment section below.
Little Wanderers: A New Program Encouraging Toddlers to Explore Nature in Columbia County
Discover the Little Wanderers program at Reed Creek Park in Columbia County! This innovative initiative introduces toddlers to the wonders of nature through fun, exploratory activities. From leaf-themed crafts to bird feeder projects, it's all about nurturing a love for the great outdoors.
Central EMS to give 6-month update at next commission meeting
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Weeks after we uncovered complaints detailed in emails between Augusta’s fire department and Central EMS, the ambulance service is now responding with its own report card. Central EMS started out in Richmond County as a last minute midnight call to start service. In a failed...
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Cats Of evans, GA Need You!
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near evans.
Evans flag football team prepares for state playoffs
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Evans flag football may just be the cure for those still feeling some playoff pain in the CSRA. They’re state playoff-bound alongside Lakeside, Grovetown, and Greenbrier. The Lady Knights are giving us every reason why they can go the distance this December. “They don’t give...
Indoor pickleball, hardware store could be coming to Martinez
MARTINEZ, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The CSRA could have its first-ever indoor pickleball facility once the Columbia County Planning Commission gives the final green light to move on. The courts will be inside the old Final Cut building in Martinez and the space will be used in a non-traditional way. “Pickleball...
GDPH, Piedmont bringing Mobile Mammogram Bus to Glascock Co. Health Department on Tuesday, December 12th
GLASCOCK COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – The Mobile Mammogram Bus is coming to Glascock County. According to health officials, the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (BCCP) and Piedmont Breast Health Imaging are bringing the Mobile Mammogram Bus to the Glascock County Health Department on Tuesday, December 12th. The screenings will […]
Columbia County program introduces kids to nature
MARTINEZ, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Reed Creek Park Programs Coordinator Kathryn Degelman loves working with the toddler age group. “When I first came to Reed Creek, I was a little scared because when it comes to toddlers they can be kind of hard to work with sometimes, but I have found that I just really love getting down to their level,” she said.
Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Turning Big Budget Surplus into Big Bonuses for Employees
It will be a happier holiday for Sheriff’s Office employees, but some are not happy about it. “It’s not fair it’s not fair to the taxpayers and we have to be a steward of the taxpayers’ dollars. And this is not being a good steward of it,” said Commissioner Wayne Guilfoyle.