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    CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 29, 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>>

    Koala survives 54-mile ride clinging to car's grill

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    An adorable little koala survived an amazing high-speed ride by clinging to a car for 54 miles on an Australia highway. The koala suffered a torn nail during the ordeal. More>>

    Study: 35 Percent in U.S. Facing Debt Collectors

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    More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. More>>

    Neighbor finds stolen property in tornado-damaged home

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    Sunday, a tornado swept through the Rock Springs area of Kingsport leaving significant damage. Perhaps, the most extreme damage was found at 1912 Rock Springs Road where a home was almost destroyed.  More>>

    Sons of Confederate Veterans demand apology from Washington & Lee Video included

    These are the items the 15-year-old says he wore to Lee Chapel and was asked to remove. These are the items the 15-year-old says he wore to Lee Chapel and was asked to remove.
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    Lexington (WSLS) - The Stonewall Brigade, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1296 is calling upon Washington Lee University President, Kenneth P. Ruscio, to apologize for what it calls the school's mistreatment of a 15-year-old boy over the weekend. More>>

    Car Has Close Call With Massive Boulder

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    This extreme near-miss will have you on the edge of your seat. More>>

    Dad and daughter killed by a plane while walking on the beach

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    A family beach outing during a couple's wedding anniversary trip takes a tragic turn in Venice, Florida. A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter has now died after a plane made an emergency landing at the edge of the water.


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    Your Hometown Stories: Rich History Of Augusta's First Rock 'N Roll Band Video included

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    Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots were in the CSRA this past weekend. Our John Lynn got an exclusive look at the rich history of Augusta's very first rock band in a WJBF Your Hometown Stories segment. More>>

    2014 Paddlefest Preview

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    The 7th Annual Paddlefest takes place Saturday, August 2nd at the downtown Riverfront Marina in Augusta, GA. Recently, Savannah Riverkeeper Development Director Marci Canon dropped by the noon show to talk about the event with WJBF News Channel 6 Anchor Chris Kane.2014 PaddlefestWhen: Saturday, August 2ndWhere: Downtown Riverfront MarinaMore Info: paddlefestga.com More>>

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

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    CSRA Morning News Update: July 29, 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>>

    Accident Involving 18-Wheeler and Crane in Aiken County

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    Accident involving 18-wheeler and crane just off of Edgefield Road in Aiken County.
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    Washington, GA Mayor Speaks About Police Dept Closure, Sheriff's Office Merger Video included

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    News Channel 6 took a look at the City of Washington a week following the turmoil connected to the closing of the police department and the subsequent merger with the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office. Washington Mayor Ames Barnett told News Channel 6’s Renetta DuBose that things have calmed down since the public’s outcry over shutting the police department’s doors and turning services over to the Sheriff’s Office. .. More>>

    Samaritans Come to Rescue of Toddler in the Water Video included

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    A 3-year-old girl is in critical condition after a near drowning in Citronelle. More>>

    Suspects Wanted In Connection To A Murder

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    Waynesboro authorities say the are looking for 2 suspects possibly connected in a murder.Deputies say they are looking for Terrance Brown and Ricky Hughes. They tell us they are wanted in connection with the murder of Mandrekgus Bonner. Authorities say they are considered armed and dangerous. If you know anything about this case, please contact the Waynesboro Sheriff's Office. More>>

    Mother and Child Escape Fire

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    An Aiken County mother and her baby are homeless tonight after a fire destroyed their home.The blaze broke out shortly before two this morning on Vaucluse Road. Firefighters say the mother and baby escaped safely. Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the fire. More>>

    Augusta Commissioners Reject Tax Increase Proposal Video included

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    Augusta city leaders pushing a two mill property tax hike get rejected by Commissioners who say no to new taxes. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola explains.
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    SC mall evacuated after shooting, one man wounded

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    NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.When police arrived at the scene they found a black male suffering from a gunshot wound.The victim told authorities that he came to the mall to pick up a friend and there was an altercation between the two resulting in the victim being shot.Witnesses say the suspect fled the area and may have gotten into an awaiting... More>>

    Congressman John Barrow Announces More than $6.7 Million In FEMA Grants Following Winter Storms

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    Monday, U.S. Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) announced over $6.7 million coming from FEMA to reimburse CSRA counties for money spent to clean up after 2014's winter storms. More>>

    CSRA Evening News Update: July 28, 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>>

    Rare Lightning Strike On Beach Kills 1, Injures 12

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    A sunny day at California's famed Venice Beach took a dark turn Sunday when one person died and a dozen others were injured after a rare lightning strike. More>>

    CSRA 2014-2015 Back To School Start Dates

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    We have compiled a list of school year starts dates for CSRA school systems. Click for more information.
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    Funding continues to be a major problem for MOX Program

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    Governor Nikki Haley, U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, U.S. Representative Joe Wilson, and theU.S. Department of Energy Secretary met with local officials at theSavannah River Siteto talk about the future of the MOX program on Monday.The program will be funded through the end of September, buton Mondaythe groupfocused on what happens after that ends.Under the President's proposed budget, the MOX project would have been put on stand-by. But after a lawsuit, and an agreement with the... More>>

    Former Grovetown Jailer Charged With Sexually Assaulting Inmate

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    A former Grovetown Department of Public Safety officer is under arrest, charged with sexually assaulting an inmate. More>>

    Grand Strand area man charged after teen's 'explicit' photo posted to Instagram

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    A teenager from Brunswick County has been charged after deputies say he passed along a young girl's explicit photo that made it onto a social media website.On Friday, Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit arr More>>

    Recall Of Stone Fruits And Related Made-In-Store Products Sold In Georgia Due To Possible Health Risk

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    Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits and some in-store made products containing recalled fruits due to a possible health risk.
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    Man Claims He Was Attacked On McCormick County Bike Trail Video included

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    A man claims he was attacked while riding on a McCormick County bike trail Saturday night. More>>

    Are Pit Bulls Good Pets Or Potential Problems? Video included

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    We’ve reported on three recent incidents involving people being hurt by pit bulls. The dog breed raises a lot of debate online.


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    CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 28, 2014 Video included

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    Meteorologist's Response To Viewer Goes Viral

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    A Knoxville meteorologist responded to a viewer’s letter about her appearance on-air and the post has gone viral. More>>

    Should Augusta's James Brown Statue Be Handicapped Accessible? Video included

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    Already a popular spot for James Brown fans, his statue on Broad Street should see even more visitors with the release of the new Brown movie, but not everyone can get on up to enjoy it. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola explains. More>>

    Top 10 hot spots for germs

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    Germs are everywhere - you simply can't avoid them. About 99% of them won't even harm us but that 1% can wreak havoc on our bodies at times.We were curious what places are the germiest. According to Prevention here are the top 10 worst germ spots:1. Kitchen faucet2. Garbage disposal3. Welcome mat4. Vacuum cleaner5. Dish towel6. Car dashboard7. Soap dispensers8. Restaurant ketchup bottles9. Refrigerator seal10. Cell phone That metal aeration screen at the end of the faucet is a total germ magnet. More>>

    Product to shield swimmers from sharks

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    A product to help keep sharks at away while you're in the water is now being sold in Florida.An Australian-based company is bringing the device, called a Shark Shield, to the Tampa Bay areaBefore now, it wasn't sold in the United States.It's worn around the ankle the antenna trails behind you in the water. Inside the antenna are two electrodes that create an underwater electric field.So when a shark comes close to someone wearing the shark shield -- the devices causes spasms and keeps the sha... More>>

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

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    CSRA Morning News Update: July 28, 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>>

    Fire Sweeps Through Aiken County Home

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    An early morning fire swept through a home in Aiken County early Monday. It broke out shortly before 2:00 a.m. on the 48 hundred block of Vaucluse road. That's just off Good Springs Road. No injuries reported. The home is reportedly badly damaged. The cause of the fire is under investigation. More>>

    CSRA Evening Headlines: Sunday, July 27th, 2014 Video included

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    Mike Miller, John Lynn, Margaret-Ann Carter, and Nicole Snyder have your Sunday evening headlines. More>>

    Forensic Psychiatry Program comes to Augusta Video included

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    Georgia Regents University started a Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program this July. This year long, intensive course will teach graduates to bridge the gap between psychiatry and the law. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter attended the first class at the Richmond County Court House.

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    Local Organization Aims to Decrease Boating Fatalities in the CSRA

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    One local organization is working to decrease the number of boating accidents and fatalities in the CSRA.According to the U.S. Coast Guard, Georgia and South Carolina both ranked as two of the top ten states for the highest number of fatal boating accidents in 2013, and a majority of the deaths happened during the summer time.Thurmond Lake Power Squadron teaches water and boat safety throughout the year. One goal of t... More>>

    Church Blood Drive

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    The Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church held a blood drive today in Evans, GA. The blood mobile rolled into Hereford Farm Road as people walked into church. It was an opportunity to give blood before or after attending service.Paris Elahee, Shepeard Community Blood Center says, “We’re out here today doing the blood drive. I believe it was set up in honor of one of the members of the church. We’re just trying to get people out.” Donating your blood saves three lives per visit to the blood m... More>>

    GMA Sunday Headlines: July 27, 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>>

    Update: Escaped Inmates Caught, 2 Others Arrested Video included

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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>>

    Local Community rallies to help a Young boy Video included

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    A local 5-year old boy was recently diagnosed with a crippling, rare disease, Aplastic Anemia. Now the community is rallying together to raise money for the boy and his family. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter, spoke with the family about what this means to them.

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    CSRA Evening Headlines: Saturday, July 26th, 2014 Video included

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    Mike Miller, John Lynn, and Nicole Snyder have your Saturday evening headlines. More>>

    Stuff The Bus Tour Rolls Into Waynesboro

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    The Stuff The Bus tour kicked off the weekend by rolling into Burke County. The yellow bus parked outside of Walmart and the United Way Volunteers fired up the grille for a good cause. People dropped off school supplies into shopping carts for kids. The Burke County High School Marching Band performed for the event.Amy Nunnally of Burke County Public Schools says, “It’s always just such a great event and look forward to it every year and just love helping the children of Burke County and get ... More>>

    GMA Saturday Headlines: July 26, 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>>

    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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    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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    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>>

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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 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 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

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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>>

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

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      Waynesboro authorities say the are looking for 2 suspects possibly connected in a murder.Deputies say they are looking for Terrance Brown and Ricky Hughes. They tell us they are wanted in connection with the murder of Mandrekgus Bonner. Authorities say they are considered armed and dangerous. If you know anything about this case, please contact the Waynesboro Sheriff's Office.
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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.
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      Click for information on back to school sales tax holidays for Georgia and South Carolina.
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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.
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      Monday marked an annual tradition for a great cause.Players endured the hot weather for a golf tournament to raise money for diabetes research.The Larry Bray Memorial Golf Tournament teed off at West Lake.The tournament honors Westside High graduate Larry Bray, who was killed in a car accident in 2008. Just before his death, Larry's niece, Maggie, was diagnosed with type one diabetes.In just 6 years, the tournament has raised more than 150-thousand dollars for the University Health Care Syste...
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      Waynesboro authorities say the are looking for 2 suspects possibly connected in a murder.Deputies say they are looking for Terrance Brown and Ricky Hughes. They tell us they are wanted in connection with the murder of Mandrekgus Bonner. Authorities say they are considered armed and dangerous. If you know anything about this case, please contact the Waynesboro Sheriff's Office.
      Waynesboro authorities say the are looking for 2 suspects possibly connected in a murder.Deputies say they are looking for Terrance Brown and Ricky Hughes. They tell us they are wanted in connection with the murder of Mandrekgus Bonner. Authorities say they are considered armed and dangerous. If you know anything about this case, please contact the Waynesboro Sheriff's Office.
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      A former Grovetown Department of Public Safety officer is under arrest, charged with sexually assaulting an inmate.
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      A man claims he was attacked while riding on a McCormick County bike trail Saturday night.
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      The Nike Nationals have returned to Riverview Park in North Augusta. It's basically the girls basketball version of the Peach Jam.
      The Nike Nationals have returned to Riverview Park in North Augusta. It's basically the girls basketball version of the Peach Jam.
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    • Study: 35 Percent in U.S. Facing Debt Collectors

      Study: 35 Percent in U.S. Facing Debt Collectors

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      More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.
      More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.
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