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    Update: 2 Arrested for Assisting Escaped Inmates

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    Grovetown Public Safety Officers need your help locating two men they say escaped from jail. According to Chief Gary Owens, they are searching for Michael Davis, a 24 year old African-American man, and Joshua Gray, a 21 year old White man. Authorities say they were being held on traffic and probation charges. They are not to be considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information on their whereabouts, please call 9-1-1 immediately. More>>

    Dozens of Augustans Protest Israel / Gaza Conflict Video included

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    About 50 people who are frustrated with the violence in the Middle East showed up at the intersection of 15th Street and Walton Way on Friday. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
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    Win My Ride! Winner Announced Video included

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    For the past several weeks, we have been naming finalists who have the chance to win a new vehicle from WJBF New Channel 6. Friday evening, that winner was announced.
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    WJBF Says Farewell To Dee Griffin

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    It is with a heavy heart that we are bidding farewell to our beloved Dee Griffin. More>>

    Not Enough Boys and Girls getting Vaccinated for HPV Video included

    Studies show not enough kids are getting the HPV vaccination. Studies show not enough kids are getting the HPV vaccination.
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    The Center for Disease Control reports not enough teens are getting HPV vaccinations. HPV affects 80 percent of people and not nearly that many are getting vaccinated. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with a doctor to see how important the vaccination is.

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    Interviews Being Conducted In Search For New Richmond County School Superintendent

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    The process of interviewing candidates for the position of Richmond County Superintendent of Schools began Friday.
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    Verdict On Project Jackson Lawsuit May Have To Wait

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    It looks like a verdict on the Project Jackson case won't come until the end of August. More>>

    CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 25, 2014 Video included

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    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA. More>>

    Richmond County Sheriff's Office Asking For Public's Help In Solving January 2013 Murder

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    The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the public in solving a murder that happened on January 13th. More>>

    Arrests Made In Connection To Aiken County Shooting

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    Two people have been arrested in connection to a Wednesday evening shooting in Aiken County. More>>

    "Stuff The Bus" School Supply Drive To Be Held Friday

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    The "Stuff the Bus" school supply drive will be held Friday morning in Augusta. More>>

    SUV Slams Into Home in Columbia County Video included

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    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is investigating an accident involving an SUV that slammed into a house in Evans early Friday morning. More>>

    Raisin' Kane: Minor League Baseball GM Gets Prostate Exam During Game

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - Early Friday morning, the front office staff of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans challenged their Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich to receive an in-game prostate exam while singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the team's Prostate Cancer Awareness Night on Thursday, July 24. Milovich accepted the challenge but only if the Fierce Fallon Facebook Page reached 10,000 'Likes' by Thursday at midnight.The Fierce Fallon Facebook Page belongs to Carolina Fo... More>>

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day More>>

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 25, 2014

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    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA. More>>

    Hundreds Show Up For "Get On Up" Premiere In Augusta Video included

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    Augusta rolled out the red carpet on Thursday night for the premiere of the James Brown movie, "Get On Up." News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
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    WJBF EXCLUSIVE: Mayor Deke Copenhaver Talks Career Move Video included

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    He called Wednesday one of the most disappointing days in office. Now, Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver is getting set for a brand new career. He talked about it exclusively with Brad Means Thursday, during the taping of this weekend's "The Means Report".
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    Mayor Copenhaver's E-Mail Says He Was Lied To By Commissioners Video included

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    Mayor Deke Copenhaver sends e-mail following failed City Administrator vote, saying he was lied to by Commissioners. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
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    CSRA Evening News Update: July 24, 2014 Video included

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    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA. More>>

    Cable Show To Feature CSRA Serial Killer Case Thursday Night Video included

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    A cable program will feature the case of CSRA serial killer Reinaldo Rivera Thursday night. More>>

    Tight Security for "Get On Up" premiere Video included

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    The "Get On Up" premiere is bringing out a lot of people to Augusta's own Regal Cinemas, but with crowds, comes police. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with deputies about their plans.

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    "Fifty Shades Of Grey" Trailer Released

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    It's here: the trailer for the highly anticipated movie adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey", starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan. More>>

    WJBF EXTRA: Panel Looks At Racism In Augusta Politics

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    WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose hosts a panel discussion on racism in Augusta politics. More>>

    PART 1: Racism in Augusta Politics Video included

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    Part 1 of 4 News Channel 6 kicked off a four part series on Racism in Augusta Politics. News Channel 6’s Renetta DuBose conducted a panel discussion with four individuals in the CSRA experienced in government, activism and the past and present operations of Augusta. In the wake of the golden anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement and the second term of this country's first African American President, we still ask ourselves this: Does racism still exist?
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    PART 2: Racism in Augusta Politics Video included

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    Part 2 of 4 How do we get this geographical difference in one city? “I think what we’ve seen a lot of over the years is white flight from difference areas. You’ve seen it happen in Downtown Augusta, everyone migrated to Columbia County. Then a lot of folk in the South Augusta community went to different areas and it left somewhat of a void. If you look at the communities now, it’s very clear that there is a grave difference in all of these areas.
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    PART 3: Racism in Augusta Politics Video included

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    Part 3 of 4 What then was the purpose of consolidating?
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    PART 4: Racism in Augusta Politics Video included

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    Have you seen blatant racism? “Everything that has been brought before the commission [such as] the parking deck that’s built on land that the city doesn’t own. Nothing is being done about that. Somebody knew about that. It is all about the power brokers in this city making money. It is not black and white, it is green,” said Lori Davis, Harrisburg Neighborhood Association Activist. Why is it that you ran on one Augusta and yet years later, Hardie Davis had to run on one Augusta? Why? More>>

    CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 24, 2014 Video included

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    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA. More>>

    Augusta Man Dies After Police-Involved Shooting In Adairsville

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    An investigation is underway into a police-involved shooting in Adairsville, Georgia involving a man from Augusta. More>>

    Fire Sweeps Through Two Mobile Homes in Aiken County

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    An investigation is underway into what sparked a fire in Aiken County.Flames swept through two mobile homes on Tab Drive early Thursday morning.No one was home at the time.No injuries reported.According to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, the fire is considered "suspicious". More>>

    WJBF News Channel 6 Extra: Remembering James Brown

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    Many of James Brown’s most prized possessions are on display inside the Augusta Museum of History. Some of the items came from Don Rhodes personal collection. “This shot was taken of him at the airport where I was with him," said Rhodes pointing to an iconic photo of Brown. Remember the popular James Brown ”I Feel Good” doll? During a rehearsal at the Imperial Theater in the 90’s, Brown gave Rhodes a special surprise. "James handed it to me and I had James sign the vest to me," said Rhodes. "... More>>

    Georgia releases student growth tool

    Georgia parents now can see how their children are performing compared to students with similar academic histories. The information and a new online tool focus on how students improved from year to year and in certain... More>>

    Chad Boseman, Rev. Al Sharpton To Appear At James Brown Movie Premiere In Augusta Thursday Video included

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    It's the kind of star-studded event you don't often see in Augusta. More>>

    Augusta Animal Services Charts New Plans to Save Dogs, Cats Video included

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    The fight to save the Garden City’s dogs and cats without a home brings about new plans for Augusta Animal Services. The most recent numbers show that 70 percent of animals at the shelter end up having to be euthanized. That's more than 13000 in the last two years. The issue is that the State of Georgia requires animals to be spayed or neutered before they can be adopted to prevent further population problems, but Augusta lost its part time veterinarian in March.
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    DEVELOPING ON 6: Augusta Suspends Search For New City Administrator Video included

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    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned new information pertaining to the search for Augusta's new City Administrator. More>>

    Project Jackson Verdict Could Come This Week Or Late August Video included

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    A South Carolina judge could make a decision on the Project Jackson lawsuit by the end of the week, but that's only if both parties send the judge their final requests before Thursday morning.
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    CSRA Evening News Update: July 23, 2014 Video included

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    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA. More>>

    Jenkins County's Taylor Dismissed from UGA Football Team

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    Former Jenkins County High School standout Jonathan Taylor had been dismissed from the UGA football team following his arrest on Tuesday.
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    When not to call 911 Video included

    Aiken Department of Public Safety says they recieve too many 911 calls. Aiken Department of Public Safety says they recieve too many 911 calls.
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    Aiken Department of Public Safety says they get too many non-emergent 911 calls. Whether it's an accidental pocket dial, or just a concerned citizen, deputies say 911 is only for emergencies. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with law officials to see what is and is not an emergency.

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    When To Leave Your Kids Unsupervised Video included

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    Experts weigh in on the right time to leave a child unsupervised.

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    Charter School's Fate Lies in Hands of State

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    The board for a proposed charter school in Columbia County will now have to seek state approval to start up.The county school board unanimously denied their petition for local funding at Tuesday night's meeting The petition for the Columbia County School for the Arts is up to almost 1,500 signatures, but that was not enough to convince the local school board to approve. So now, it's up to the state to decide whether C... More>>

    Your Hometown Stories: Take A Step Back In Time At Aiken's First Old-Fashioned Candy Store Video included

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    There are many candy stores throughout the CSRA, but none like the old fashioned candy store in downtown Aiken. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn tells us more about the store. More>>

    Evans Daycare Worker Arrested, Fired After Scratches Reported On Child

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    An employee of A Child’s World daycare in Evans has been fired and arrested after being accused of abuse of a child at the daycare. More>>

    CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 23, 2014 Video included

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    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA. More>>

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day More>>

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 23, 2014

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    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA. More>>

    Spartanburg Woman Accused Of Biting Repo Driver Has History Of Run-Ins Video included

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    According to Spartanburg Public Safety reports, Lakeisha Smith, the woman who allegedly bit a repossession employee, has been in trouble in connection with incidents during repos twice before. More>>

    US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

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    Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian... More>>

    Jones Grabs State Sen. Dist. 22 Seat Video included

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    Augusta's next Senator under the gold dome in Atlanta will be Former Solicitor General Harold Jones with a resounding victory over Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson. District 22 covers most of Augusta south of I-20. It's the seat being vacated by Mayor-elect Hardie Davis. Attorney Jones and Commissioner Johnson both held viewing parties in Augusta on run off election night.
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    Election updates

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    With 19 of the 69 precincts reporting:US Senate Race - (Jack Kingston 43%, David Perdue 56%)State Senator District 22 - (Harold Jones 63%, Corey Johnson 36%)Commission District #6 - (Bob Finnegan 57%, Ben Hasan 42%) More>>

    ILVTOFU: Too vulgar for specialty plate in Tenn., state says Video included

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    The state of Tennessee denied a Murfreesboro woman’s request for a personalized license plate due to the perceived vulgarity of her message. More>>

    Brad Means Does My Job: Lifeguard

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    Summertime at the Family Y.It is very busy here.Pool Rental Manager Melissa Clark says,"We can have up to 300, or 400, maybe even 500 some days."A lot of swimmers. A ton of responsibility. "There's always a chance that a kid goes under and can't get back up," Clark says.Lifeguarding is so much more than watching people. You teach them. Help them to love the water. Like little Preston.During our lesson, I'm only asking him to swim a short distance. But once he masters it he can go as far as he... More>>

    Arrest Made In Connection To Lucas Circle Shooting

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    Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigators say a man who was shot Friday morning is out of the hospital and facing consequences. More>>

    Could Salvage Yard Be Hurting Growth?

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    A salvage yard is Aiken County is creating a bit of controversy. Locals brought the issue to the county council and steps are now being taken to get the business on board with cleaning up the appearance.Onecounty official described this highway as the "gateway" to the City of Aiken. With new businesses on the horizon for the city, some say this old business is getting in the way.Some may call it a landmark, some call ... More>>

    Caught on Camera: Possible Gustnado Causes Damage in Burke County Video included

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    Rare storm for the CSRA causes damage.

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    Women looking to sell positive pregnancy tests online Video included

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    It's true that you can buy just about everything online.One Charleston woman is using her pregnancy for financial gain and she's not alone. Women around the country are posting ads on Craigslist for positive pregnancy tests.Cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Houston have dozens of listings for as little as $1.00. The Charleston ad suggests a price of $40 for the positive test, but claims price is negotiable. Another woman in Myrtle Beach will sell it for half that price. News 2 sp... More>>

    Former Jenkins County Football Star Now Playing For UGA Accused Of Assaulting Girlfriend

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    Police say a University of Georgia football player, who formerly played for Jenkins County High School, is facing a charge of aggravated assault, which is a felony. More>>

    Pittsburgh doctor sings to newborns after delivery

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    A Pittsburgh doctor is gaining national attention for his unique tradition of singing to each baby he delivers. He has delivered more than 8,000 babies during his career. More>>

    Non-profit transforms donated wedding dresses into 'angel gowns'

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    NICU Helping Hands is based out of Fort Worth, Texas and was founded by Lisa Grubbs in 2013. Since beginning the organization has created 12,000 angel gowns. More>>

    Fruit Recall Affects Costco, Trader Joe's, And Walmart Stores

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    A California company is recalling fruit packed at its warehouses due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall affects fruit sold at several national chain stores.
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    Second Cyber Command Defense Contractor To Open Location In Richmond County

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    Tuesday, the Augusta Economic Development Authority announced another defense contractor is locating in Augusta-Richmond County, which will work with the U.S. Army Cyber Command at Fort Gordon. More>>

    CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 22, 2014 Video included

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    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA. More>>

    Mother Arrested, Accused Of Taping Toddler's Mouth Shut While In Children's Hospital

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    An Albany, Georgia woman has been arrested after being accused of taping her 2-year-old child's mouth shut while he was being treated at Children's Hospital of Georgia. More>>

    WJBF EXTRA: Local Entrepreneur Rolls Out Welcome Mat to Newcomers Video included

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    Mary Morrison introduces us to a CSRA entrepreneur who rolls out the welcome mat for newcomers in a WJBF EXTRA report. More>>

    Woman forced from her FL home after huge sinkhole appears

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    A huge sinkhole has opened up outside a Spring Hill, Florida home. The hole is 30 feet deep and 40 feet wide and city officials have deemed the home unsafe.Now, the homeowner is forced to pack her stuff and leave just 18 months after moving in. Officials haven't determined the exact cause for the sink hole but a private contractor suspects heavy rain over the weekend may have played a role. More>>

    Mayfly invasion so bad it triggers a car crash

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    The La Crosse, Wisconsin office of the National Weather Service (NWS) reports this year's mayfly hatch on the Mississippi River was so prolific it created a bow echo on radar, similar to one that would be made by a significant rain storm. A NWS employee went out after his shift and captured some amazing images of the short-lived pests covering street lights, gas pumps, buildings, stairs -- nearly anything in their path.The mayfly hatch was a problem up and down the Mississippi. Police in the ... More>>

    Worries About Turnout In Tuesday's Primary Runoff Election Video included

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    Augusta voters can head to the polls on Tuesday to decide the outcome of several races in Georgia's primary runoff election. The question is...how many will turn out to vote?
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    Rising sea level causes flooding along Grand Strand Video included

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    It appears South Carolina beaches are shrinking and flooding is becoming a growing concern.A report from the Climate Central of Princeton, New Jersey predicts South Carolina's high tide will rise more than 4 feet over the next 40 years.The beach and the ocean have always been changing, but people along the Grand Strandare starting to find the effects more noticeable. Kerry Price is on vacationat Garden City Beach with his family. He said he is forced to move his stuff as far back as the dunes... More>>

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day More>>

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 22, 2014

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    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA. More>>

    Public To Weigh In On Columbia County SPLOST 2017-2022 Video included

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    Millions of dollars worth of projects in Columbia County will soon be decided by the public. Officials want to hear from citizens regarding a list of special projects throughout the county that will be funded through a one percent sales tax revenue beginning in 2017.
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    One Man Shot Twice on Central Avenue

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting on Central Avenue. The incident happened on the 2000 block.According to the Sheriff's Office, a 25 year old man was shot twice: once in the abdomen and once in the right knee. Officials say that the victim was transported to Georgia Regents Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries. No suspects have been named at this time. More>>

    Documents Uncover New Details in Child Neglect Case Video included

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    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory explains new documents released in the case of a woman accused of leaving her child alone at a park in North Augusta.
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    CSRA Evening News Update: July 21, 2014 Video included

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    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA. More>>

    Engineering Student Thriving After Severe Car Accident

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    What may have seemed like a dying dream a few years ago for one college student has come back to life. James Holiday never thought he would be able to go back to school and get his degree in engineering. He suffered massive head trauma in 2010 after a car accident and was not expected to live. This summer, his dream is becoming reality as he gets one step closer to starting his career. The wheels are turning on this m... More>>

    Beech Island Shooting Suspect Apprehended

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    A man wanted in connection to a July 17th shooting in Beech Island has been arrested. More>>

    Ice Rink Fundraiser Comes Up A Million Bucks Short

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    Duncan Crerar at the Augusta Ice Sports Center says, "I love doing this. This is very, very difficult to shut this down." For the last fifteen years Duncan Crerar has been making dreams come true on the ice. But those dreams now have an expiration date. "Unless somebody walks in today or tomorrow there probably won't be an ice rink in Augusta at the end of August," said Crerar. Crerar leases this building and says the propery's owners want him out unless he can match a 2-million dollar offer ... More>>

    Deputy Whose Taser Was Used By A Child Will Not Face Charges

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    A Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputy won't face criminal charges after a child used his Taser on another child last month. More>>

    Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty For Wadley Man Accused Of Leaving Woman's Body Near Dumpsters

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    Prosecutors say they plan to seek the death penalty for a man charged with raping and killing a woman whose body was found near trash dumpsters in Jefferson County. More>>

    Body of 11-year-old swimmer found in Myrtle Beach Video included

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    The body of the 11-year-old child who was missing in the surf Saturday night, was found Monday morning 
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    Former Destiny's Child member arrested in Horry Co.

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    A former member of Destiny's Child was arrested on the Grand Strand early Sunday morning. Farrah Franklin, 33, of Sherman Oaks, CA, was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 4:55 a.m. She was charged with one count of disorderly conduct, according to the center's website. Franklin was issued a $280 bond. More>>

    Dad 'Cowboy Twerks' With Daughter

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    This video shows just how excited this father is to see her daughter after work! More>>

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day More>>

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 21, 2014

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    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA. More>>

    CSRA Evening Headlines: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Video included

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    Mike Miller, George Myers, and Nicole Snyder have your Sunday evening headlines. More>>

    Do you know who you'll vote for on July 22nd?

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    Time is running out for Georgia voters to decide their candidates. Tuesday, July 22nd is the primary runoff election for all of Georgia, But do you know your candidates as well as you think you do. News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter recaps what top candidates stand for.

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    Vendors at Augusta Southern Nationals Make Up for Lost Time

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    Even with the rainy weather, the money still came in this weekend at the 28th Annual Augusta Southern Nationals. Many vendors are trying to recover their losses from last year’s canceled show. Event directors estimated around 25,000 people this weekend, and those numbers are coming in strong. This is one of the largest events held in Augusta and is a big money maker for the city. Some vendors took new measures this we... More>>

    What's Next For Project Jackson?

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    As a South Carolina judge waits on both parties to turn in their final requests, a lot of people are wondering how the lawsuit will affect Project Jackson. More>>

    1 On 1: Back to School Drive for Boys and Clubs Club Video included

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    The University of Phoenix Augusta campus is holding a back to school drive to benefit the Boys and Guys Club of the CSRA. 

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    Movie, TV legend James Garner dies Video included

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    Actor James Garner has died. More>>

    GMA Sunday Headlines: July 20, 2014 Video included

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    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA. More>>

    Bamberg, SC Teen Receives Kohl's Scholarship Video included

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    An 18-year old, Bamberg County boy received Kohl's Scholarship for $1,000. He is awarded for his outgoing service achievement, including starting his own community service group. News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with the boy about how he got started.

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    CSRA Evening Headlines: Saturday, July 19, 2014 Video included

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    Mike Miller, Jason Nappi, and Nicole Snyder have your Saturday evening headlines. More>>

    First Weekend Without City Police Department

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    Business owners in Washington, Georgia are spending their first weekend without the city police department on the clock.After heated discussions and a full-blown protest, officers were forced to shut down in 24 hours after the city council voted to disband the department Thursday night. The reality of the council's decision to close the department officially began Saturday.It was a dreary day in more ways than one, as... More>>

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    "Family, Fun and Fitness" event at Diamond Lakes Park in Hephzibah Saturday to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta.  More>>

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      For the past several weeks, we have been naming finalists who have the chance to win a new vehicle from WJBF New Channel 6. Friday evening, that winner was announced.
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