Former home of James Brown to open for tourists
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - After years of delays and legal issues, get ready to step into the soulful history of Augusta. Sometime soon, you’ll be able to tour the iconic James Brown estate in Beech Island. The James Brown Family Foundation posted this teaser on Facebook. The public has...
RCSO responding to crash at intersection of Washington and East Vineland Road
RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WFXG) - Richmond County Sheriff's Office is responding to a crash at the intersection of Washington and East Vineland road. Details are limited at this time. Fox54 will update you as soon as we learn more.
New information on the bicyclist hit and killed by a train on Baston Road
There is new information about the bicyclist that was hit and killed by a train on Thursday. The incident happened on the railroad tracks on Baston Road — near where Baston and Washington Roads intersect.
Laken Riley funeral in Georgia commemorates nursing student allegedly murdered by illegal immigrant
Laken Riley's family held a funeral for the 22-year-old Augusta University student in Woodstock, Georgia, on Friday. Riley was murdered while jogging on Feb. 22.
Local Hero Bobby Christine, Georgia Military College Graduate, Ascends to Major General in U.S. Army National Guard
Bobby Christine, a Georgia Military College graduate and District Attorney for Columbia County Judicial Circuit, has been promoted to Major General in the U.S. Army National Guard. The United States Senate confirmed the promotion, effective from February 1, 2024, following a nomination from the President. This promotion makes Christine the first reserve officer in the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps to reach this rank since 1775.
'Embraced life to the fullest': Georgia high school football player dies in 'tragic accident'
LOUISVILLE, Georgia — An east Georgia community is mourning the loss of a high school player who passed away Thursday evening in what was described as a "tragic accident." Thomas Jefferson Academy, a high school located about 45 miles southwest of Augusta, posted about the loss of junior Carter Gay, who was one of its students.
New motion, affidavit on behalf of University Hospital retirees filed in Piedmont lawsuit
Days after dozens of University Hospital retirees gathered at Pine View Baptist Church in Augusta to discuss recent rulings in a civil suit against Piedmont Healthcare Inc., new court documents were filed that again question the jurisdiction of the case. The lawsuit, filed on March 21 by 174 retired employees,...
Fatal Crash in Aiken Today Results in Road Closures
A fatal crash in Aiken this morning has the South Carolina Highway Patrol on the scene of the accident near the intersection of Hitchcock Parkway and Houndslake Drive in Aiken. City of Aiken officials say prolonged road closures are expected. Detours have already been set up. “Traffic going east on...
Twins born on Leap Day at Doctor’s Hospital
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Newborn twins were born on LEAP DAY, which is February 29th. According to the parents, Sgt. E5 Drake Felder and Brittany Felder, Hendrix and Theodosia Felder were born at Doctor’s Hospital. The parents state that Sgt. Felder was reassigned to Fort Eisenhower after being stationed in Guam while Brittany Felder was […]
Augusta commissioners looking for new solution for Olive Road overpass
Augusta commissioners look for a new route to get around the often hit Oliver Road overpass, but nearby neighbors argue for keeping the road open
Augusta teen named 2024 Georgia Youth of the Year
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WFXG) - A teen from the Boys and Girl Clubs of Greater Augusta has won Georgia Youth of the Year. Nakayla English was named youth of the year in Atlanta Tuesday, February 27. The Youth of the Year Program is Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s signature character and leadership program. It celebrates youth ages 14-18 who have overcome enormous odds and have demonstrated exceptional character and accomplishments.
VYouth Invites Middle and High Schoolers to 'Sunday Funday' Event for Fun and Fellowship
Attention all middle and high schoolers and their parents! Get ready for a Sunday packed with fun and fellowship at the upcoming "VYouth: Sunday Funday" event. This special gathering is designed to give the youth of our community a space to connect and have a blast right after the Sunday service.
A look at possible future plans to improve Augusta
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - District 7 Commissioner Sean Frantom held a meeting to discuss current issues in his district and projects throughout the city. Future murals and public art throughout the city. Updates to different parks adding more pickleball courts and a covered basketball court. Fixing the Marina and Augusta...
Where Augusta attached the names of its former Mayors
Augusta is preparing to unveil the new Ed McIntyre Riverwalk to honor the former mayor but this is something Augusta has done before
Aiken homeless shelter struggle as need continues to rise
AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - We’ve told you about the rise in homelessness in Aiken and the growing effort for more housing. Some shelters already servicing the community need help before they’re forced to close. Now, Mt. Salem Ministries is feeling the brunt of the rise in need. For...
Joye in Aiken brings Performing Arts Festival
AIKEN, S.C. - If you enjoy singing, dancing or grooving to jazz, you’re going to want to be in Aiken. The nonprofit, Joye, in collaboration with the Julliard School is bringing top performers to Aiken, for its 16th annual Performing Arts Festival. Joye has brought over 600 musicians, actors,...
THIS WEEKEND: Downtown Aiken’s Spring Sidewalk Sale
AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - If you are looking to add the latest fashion to your closet at a discounted price, head to downtown Aiken this weekend. The Downtown Development Association is having its annual Spring Sidewalk Sale. We caught up with Ginger Bee Boutique, who is getting rid of winter...
Have you seen this missing 35-year-old in Augusta?
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing 35-yaear-old who was last seen on Sunday, according to authorities. Authorities say, Joshua Brown was last seen in the area of Herbert Lane around 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 25. Brown is described to be five...
Final night of February calls for clouds and a few showers
Thursday evening update: It’s a cloudy and cool end to February in the wake of a cold front that brought showers and storms yesterday. Our second round of rain will arrive after midnight, becoming widespread during the day on Friday. A wedge setup will occur, which means no thunderstorms and much cooler air. Highs will be quite variable, with the upper 40s north of I-20 and the mid- to upper 50s across our southern counties. Rain tapers off Saturday morning, with sunshine returning by the afternoon. Total rainfall amounts will range between 0.5″ and 1″. Temperatures will be warmer this weekend, with highs climbing to the upper 60s and lower 70s. We take a turn back into the clouds and rain the second half of next week.
WATCH: Longtime Cross Creek’s girls basketball coach retiring
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - After 20 years and so many amazing moments on and off the court, Cross Creek Girls Basketball Coach Kim Schlein is retiring. In 2021, Schlein led the Lady Razorbacks to win — their first state championship in program history. In her two decades as head...