Shawn Cabbagestalk, WJBF

Shawn Cabbagestalk


Augusta, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Shawn:

Aiken County leaders discuss additional pay increase to help with EMS shortages

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) — Aiken County Emergency Medical Services still struggles to provide assistance to residents. “Whether it’s a public or private service, everyone is havi… → Read More

Public hearing scheduled to discuss condition of historic buildings in Aiken

AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) — Hotel Aiken and the old Johnson Pharmacy would have been demolished if Project Pascals moved forward. Now that the project has failed, the Design Review Board will hold a meeting to figure out if the owner, Aiken Municipal Development Commission, is doing enough to maintain the buildings. “It’s a detriment to […] → Read More

Male found shot to death in Augusta

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) — The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly shooting. On Saturday, November 5 at 9:37 p.m., Richmond County deputies responded to Number One Mobile Home Park on Deans Bridge Road in reference to a shooting. Authorities say a male was found shot to death. No suspect information is available. The investigation is in its early stages. → Read More

Candidate on SC ballot appearing under multiple political parties

SOUTH CAROLINA (WJBF) — Early voting continues in South Carolina, and one candidate will be listed twice when you cast your ballot. Lisa Ellis is listed under both the Democratic and Alliance parties. “Fusion voting” allows candidates to appear on the ballot under multiple political parties. “This has been a process that’s been around state […] → Read More

60-year-old Johnson County man’s car found; remains later discovered

LAURENS COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) — The vehicle of a man who disappeared nearly a year ago has been found. Authorities say a local deer hunter found Don Hightower’s vehicle in the woods of Highway 319 in Laurens County, Georgia, Friday afternoon. The GBI, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, and volunteers, Laurens County Deputies later found remains […] → Read More

Aiken City leaders move closer to regaining Newberry Street from Project Pascalis developer

AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) — Aiken City leaders are one step closer to canceling an ordinance that would have changed the face of downtown. Project Pascalis called for demolishing several historic buildings and replacing them with a new hotel, apartments, and parking garage. “I couldn’t believe that they were giving it to a company at the […] → Read More

Boil water advisory in effect for parts of Jackson

JACKSON, S.C. (WJBF) — Several areas in Jackson, South Carolina, are under a boil water advisory. City leaders say the advisory is in effect for Brannon St., Pauline St., North Silverton & Silverton. It’s until further notice. After repairs are complete, usually, officials ask residents to boil their water for one full minute before consuming […] → Read More

Allendale Councilman suspended following criminal sexual conduct charge

ALLENDALE COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) — South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has suspended an Allendale Town Councilman. On October 12, Earl Morell was indicted for Second Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor. Executive Order 2022-32 suspends Morell from the Town Council. According to the order, he has been suspended until formally acquitted or convicted or […] → Read More

‘The moment you lose faith is the moment you stop looking’: Wagener, S.C. mother missing, boyfriend facing charges

One month after she disappeared, Krystal Anderson’s family is desperate for answers. They’re hoping the arrest of a suspect will give them some. → Read More

‘Whiskey Road is Aiken’s version of Washington Road’: New Powderhouse Connector project moving forward

Traffic congestion should soon be easing on a major Aiken County highway. → Read More

58-year-old wanted in Augusta

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) — The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a wanted person. Investigators say 59 years old Lamar King is wanted following an aggravated assault that took place on Roselle Street Saturday. He should be considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information, contact Inv. Ashley Syria at (706) 821-1070, […] → Read More

PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present P.A.W. Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” an action-packed, music-filled production. The P.A.W. Patrol is back and on a roll in person and LIVE on stage in Augusta. A pirate-themed adventure awaits the heroic pups from the top-rated preschool series P.A.W. Patrol, produced by Spin […] → Read More

COVID-19 testing available on Labor Day in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — Free COVID-19 testing is available on Labor Day in Augusta Free PCR testing will be available on September 5, from 8 a.m. – noon at 524 15th Street. For faster service, you can preregister at: For more information, call 706-721-5800 or → Read More

Rep. Joe Wilson makes stop at major toilet paper facility in Barnwell County; discuss inflation, jobs

South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson represents Aiken and Lexington counties and parts of Richland, Orangeburg, and Barnwell. He’s on a bus tour visiting residents this week. → Read More

4-year detours scheduled for parts of North Augusta’s Greeneway

There will be detours in place while the changes are being made. → Read More

Residents, business owners react to North Augusta Highland Springs

The Highland Springs development will include a thousand acres of single-family homes, townhomes, and apartments. → Read More

“If you need the help, go apply, it’s out there;” Aiken Housing Authority opens Section 8 voucher program waiting list

AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) — People in Aiken who need help affording housing have a chance to apply for assistance. “Oh my God. It was so easy. It was just like getting a job basically,” Annie Bates told NewsChannel 6’s Aiken Bureau Chief Shawn Cabbagestalk. The Aiken Housing Authority will take online applications for housing assistance […] → Read More

Boil water advisory issued for Allendale

ALLENDALE, S.C. (WJBF) – Allendale’s boil advisory is still in effect. City leaders say the repairs to the water line on Fairdale Street have been completed. Crews are cleaning up and should be done shortly. On Sunday, an emergency boil water advisory asked residents to boil water before consumption. While no contamination was confirmed, the […] → Read More

Two men found shot to death at Days Inn in Aiken

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after two men were found shot to death in a motel room. → Read More

Man facing murder charge following shooting in Barnwell

BARNWELL, S.C. (WJBF) – A shooting is under investigation in Barnwell County. Authorities say on Saturday, June 18, officers responded to the 200 block of Bomba Street in response to a shooting. A man, later identified as Trevor Sumpter, 25, of Barnwell, was found with several gunshot wounds. He has transported to a local hospital, […] → Read More