Wear Orange: “It’s the color of safety and that’s what this is all about keeping people safe…”
AUGUSTA, GA. (WJBF)- Coverage you can count on begins in Richmond County where local activists gathered around at St. Paul’s Church to raise awareness for a stop to gun violence. For those a part of the Moms Demand Action local group, wearing orange has never meant more than right now as the group’s aim is […]
Look up: This weekend Venus will be at its highest point in the sky
Saturday's Strawberry Moon is just a precursor to another celestial spectacle that's expected to wow sky gazers on Sunday night.
Shooting in Augusta leaves man injured
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – An investigation is underway following a shooting in Augusta. Authorities say on Saturday, June 3 at 2:05 p.m., the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies found a male shot in the leg. He was […]
What is a ‘Yellowhammer’ cookie? Nutty treat becomes Alabama’s newest state symbol
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed House Bill 421 (HB421) into law Friday, making the "Yellowhammer Cookie" the official state cookie.
Cement-filled toilets and dead fish: NC school district bars more than 80 seniors from graduation over ‘pranks’
Multiple school districts in the state have filed charges against students in connection with so-called pranks that, they say, are anything but harmless.
Tennessee law restricting drag performances ruled unconstitutional by federal judge
U.S. District Judge Thomas Parker, an appointee of former President Donald Trump, called the law "unconstitutionally vague and substantially overbroad" in his ruling on Friday.
Texas becomes largest state to ban gender-affirming care for minors
A law which takes effect on Sept. 1, will prohibit health care providers from prescribing hormones or puberty blockers to minors or performing surgeries to help with their gender transition.
100 ‘deadliest days’ for teen drivers underway, AAA says
Teen drivers are most vulnerable on the roads between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Update on proposed hotel in Evans Towne Center
The developers have a meeting with Columbia County leaders on Monday morning, and tell us they should have a final answer by the end of next week.
Batesburg man dies from injuries in ATV accident
BATESBURG, SC (WJBF) – A Batesburg man has died after an accident involving an ATV. According to the Aiken County Coroner’s Office, the accident occurred on private property on Holder Road near Hadden Road in the Batesburg area of Aiken County at approximately 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning. 23-year-old Dryth R. Fulmer, lost control of the […]
See a paw print sticker on a mailbox? Why you shouldn’t remove it
More than 5,300 mail carriers were bitten by dogs last year, a number the USPS is trying to bring down with a push for public awareness as well as a clever, if simple, sticker-based program.
Take the kids to AMC Theatres for $3-$5 this summer
Participating locations will offer dedicated showtimes on Wednesday and Saturdays, starting between 11 a.m. and noon. You can check out AMC Summer Movie Camp lineup online.
Fundraiser for local stage play, “A Woman Scorned”
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — Author MaC’s Jersey Ball Benefit Fundraiser is headed to Augusta. The event is to support the stage play production of “A Woman Scorned ” The creation of the stage play is to help raise awareness for hiv/aids, suicide, gun violence, domestic violence, and domestic woman’s abuse. It will he held on Saturday June 24, 2023 at Augusta United Graduation Academy on Spring Grove Dr. Singles- $20 admission one
Do airline gate agents have an incentive to say your bag is too big?
It can be infuriating to score a cheap flight, then watch the savings melt away thanks to a carry-on baggage fee – but do airline gate agents have an incentive to charge you?
Men’s Health Expo headed to Bernie Ward Community Center
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — Statistics show men are less likely to see a doctor. So, Medical Associates Plus is putting on the “Men Matter Too” Men’s Health Expo. It’s Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bernie Ward Community Center on Lampkin Road. The free health expo will feature health screenings, […]
Community reacts to shooting that killed a 15 year old, Mayor declares June 2nd ‘National Gun Violence Awareness Day’
AUGUSTA, GA (WJBF) – Another day, and another senseless crime, killing a 15 year old. It happened at the Get N Go gas station Thursday. Some say this is happening far to often….. especially in this area. “it needs to stop because not only adults killing adults and kids killing kids you know you have innocent […]
You can now take home more of your favorite SC craft beer from the brewery
Legislation that increased the to-go sales limit at South Carolina craft breweries was signed into law last month.
Churchill Downs suspending races after 12 horses die
“What has happened at our track is deeply upsetting and absolutely unacceptable," CDI CEO Bill Carstanjen said in a statement
New Piedmont Prompt Care facility to benefit those in rural Columbia County
HARLEM, GA. (WJBF)- A new medical facility is set to open Tuesday in Harlem. The goal is to give those living in that community easier access to health care. “It’s very vital because every community need quality care whether you’re in a suburban area or a rural area. We’ve been lacking medical care in Harlem, […]
City of Augusta updating residents on computer system outage
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – The city of Augusta continues to update residents in reference to the computer system outage. According to a notice sent out by the city, after continued work with the internal IT team and outside cybersecurity specialists, the investigation has determined that an unauthorized actor gained access to certain computer systems. The […]
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