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    Augusta Woman Makes Unusual Discovery Inside Her Figurine Video included

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    We can all relate to decorating our homes with some of our favorite cartoon characters, sports teams and colors. In this remarkable story, Gail Patten did just that, but what she discovered takes her back to a stranger’s request more than two decades ago. More>>

    NC6 Investigates: Family Says Mobile Home Conditions Are Deplorable Video included

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    An Augusta family is asking for help tonight because they say the living conditions in their mobile home are deplorable, and that management hasn't done anything to fix the problems. News Channel 6's Mike Miller investigates. More>>

    Augusta Commission Approves Nearly $8 Million Tax Hike For 2014 Video included

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    Facing a fast approaching deadline, Augusta Commissioners agree to a 1.75 mill property tax hike that will allow the city to get out of a deep budget hole without hitting the reserve. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story. More>>

    CSRA Evening News Update: July 30, 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>>

    NTSB Releases Report In Plane Crash That Killed "The Vein Guys" Doctor, 4 Employees Video included

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    Federal investigators have issued a report on a plane crash that killed an Augusta-based vascular surgeon and four of his colleagues. More>>

    "The HPV Vaccination Ruined my life" Video included

    Ashley Adair says HPV vaccinations ruined her life. Ashley Adair says HPV vaccinations ruined her life.
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    One girl is challenging the highly recommended vaccine, Gardasil, because of an adverse reaction caused by the vaccination. The 20 year old tells, News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter, how the vaccine changed her life.

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    Screams, panic caught on video as shark charges at swimmers near beach

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    A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape.
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    How To Treat A Snakebite

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    What if you or someone else suffers a snakebite?  Do you know what to do and what not to do?

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    Augusta Fire Chief Warns Of Dangers Of Internet "Fire Challenge"

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    Augusta Fire Chief Chris James is warning teens and parents about the dangers of the internet "Fire Challenge".
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    VIDEO: Panic as shark charges swimmers at beach

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    A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape. “This just happened off Navarre Beach Pier... 10 ft hammerhead going right at a swimmer and lifeguard.....insane!” wrote Dan Flynn, who posted the video to Facebook. More>>

    MUGS: 27 Arrests Made In Greenville Co. Prostitution Sting Video included

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    The operation started July 17 and targeted areas including Old Buncombe Road, Whitehorse Road and hotels in the southern portion of the county, according to sheriff’s office. More>>

    School Director Prepares for Bus Bullying

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    School buses in Columbia County will begin transporting more than 14,000 students twice a day starting next week. As directors complete routes, they are also working on ways to prevent bullying on the bus.A majority of the buses have no cameras or monitors on board. In most cases, there is no camera footage to look back on, but the school will accept student phone video in investigations. When a bullying incident happ... More>>

    "Sharknado 2: The Second One" Premieres Wednesday Night

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    The much-anticipated sequel to "Sharknado" premieres Wednesday night on SyFy. More>>

    Brad Means' Interview With Mayor Copenhaver Doesn't Go As Expected Video included

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    Every month Mayor Deke Copenhaver is a welcomed guest on The Means Report, but this month Brad's interview didn't go as planned when the mayor announced he was planning on taking Brad's job! It was all part of a special birthday surprise. More>>

    CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 30, 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>>

    Copenhaver Addresses City Issues And How To Clean Up The City Video included

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    In this segment of The Means Report, Mayor Deke Copenhaver talks to Brad about issues currently being discussed when it comes to Augusta city government and also talks about issues relating to cleaning up the city of Augusta. More>>

    SRS Selected For National Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

    DOE-SR Fleet Manager Chris Goodman (left) charges the Chevy Volt, the first electric vehicle at the Savannah River Site, while members of the SRNS and DOE-SR Fleet Management team (back row, from left) Tim Armstrong, Kevin Heath and Pete Ladomirak perform DOE-SR Fleet Manager Chris Goodman (left) charges the Chevy Volt, the first electric vehicle at the Savannah River Site, while members of the SRNS and DOE-SR Fleet Management team (back row, from left) Tim Armstrong, Kevin Heath and Pete Ladomirak perform
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    The first electric car and charging station at the Savannah River Site (SRS) have arrived as part of the National Electric Vehicle Pilot Program. More>>

    July 31st Proclaimed Boys & Girls Clubs Of The CSRA Day In Augusta

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    On Thursday, July 31st Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver will proclaim the day as Boys & Girls Clubs Of The CSRA Day In Augusta.
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    Man, Woman Wanted For Stealing Spool Of Copper Wire

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    Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigators are looking for a man and woman captured in a surveillance photo stealing a spool of copper wire from Augusta National Golf Club property. More>>

    Thirsty Thief Breaks Through Brick Wall For Beer

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    A man broke through the brick wall of a convenience store in the Lowcountry where sheriff's investigators say he stole a 12-pack of beer. The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is trying to identify the man who broke into the Enmark store on Commerce Place West in Bluffton early Tuesday morning. More>>

    Commissioners To Hold Special Meeting On Tax Hike Wednesday Video included

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    Augusta Commissioners will discuss a potential tax hike at a special-called meeting on Wednesday afternoon.
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    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 30, 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>>

    Georgia Pushes Adults To Finish College Programs

    Georgia is launching a campaign to get adults back in school who started but didn't finish their degrees. Georgia is launching a campaign to get adults back in school who started but didn't finish their degrees.
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    Georgia is launching a campaign to get adults back in school who started but didn't finish their degrees. The "Go Back Move Ahead" campaign launched on Tuesday. Leaders of Georgia's four-year university and technical college systems say nontraditional students are essential to meeting college completion goals and to filling jobs.

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    Aiken BOE Talks Penny Sales Tax Video included

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    Aiken County Board of Education is working to assess a one percent sales tax on residents and non-residents in order to improve the district. It’s the Education Sales and Use Tax Act. Many people know it as a Penny Tax. School leaders believe monies already generated through homeowner property taxes, which are used for capital improvements, would take three decades to accumulate funding needed for several school upgrades including North Augusta and Aiken High Schools.
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    State of the City: Downtown Augusta

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    A recent interview with Augusta's mayor turned into an impromptu tour of one of Augusta's newest businesses.The Metro Market is coming to Broad Street and fueling Deke Copenhaver's optimistic outlook about downtown.Mayor Copenhaver says,"When you look at the fact that our upscale loft space has a 98-percent occupancy rate, we see new restaurants opening all the time. I think downtown is really on the upswing and the best is yet to come."Margaret Woodard heads Augusta's Downtown Development Au... More>>

    Neighbor finds stolen property in tornado-damaged home Video included

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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>>

    Augusta Commissioners Will Meet Again Wednesday To Vote On Compromise Tax Increase Video included

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    Monday, Augusta Commissioners rejected a two mill property tax increase to balance the budget. Wednesday, city leaders will get back to together to set the millage rate with a smaller tax increase compromise on the table. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
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    CSRA Evening 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>>

    Augusta Commissioner Touts Interim City Administrator As Impressive Video included

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    After a nationwide search narrowed down Augusta's City Administrator search to three finalists. Commissioners could not agree on a person to replace Fred Russell, so should the job go to the interim instead? 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>>

    New Georgia Testing System: Are Students Prepared?

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    As students prepare to go back to school, teachers are getting ready for a new state test. Georgia's Department of Education introduced the Georgia Milestones this summer to replace the CRCT and EOCT.This new testing system will be more rigorous. Unlike the CRCT and EOCT, Georgia Milestones has open ended questions and a writing portion. While educators are making lesson plans to support this test, there are some stud... More>>

    UPDATED ON 6: Truck Driver Injured After 18-Wheeler Collides With Truck Carrying Crane Video included

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    An early morning accident sent a truck driver to the hospital, after an 18-wheeler collided with a truck carrying a crane on Laurel Lake Drive, in North Augusta. More>>

    Suspects Wanted In Connection To Waynesboro Murder

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    Waynesboro authorities say the are looking for 2 suspects possibly connected in a murder. More>>

    Report: South Carolina Ranked Second Worst State In The U.S. To Receive An Education

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    South Carolina has been ranked second as the worst state to get an education, according to a report on American Education released by the American Legislative Exchange Council. More>>

    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>>

    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>>

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

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

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

    Meteorologist's Response To Viewer Goes Viral

    Julya Johnson, a meteorologist at WATE-TV, responded to a viewer's letter on facebook and the post has gone viral. (Courtesy: Johnson's Facebook page) Julya Johnson, a meteorologist at WATE-TV, responded to a viewer's letter on facebook and the post has gone viral. (Courtesy: Johnson's Facebook page)
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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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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day More>>

    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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    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

    Deputies prepare for crowds at Thursday night's premiere. Deputies prepare for crowds at Thursday night's premiere.
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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

    WJBF News Channel 6 Extra: Remembering James Brown Video included

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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

    CSRA Humane Society says they are a no kill shelter. CSRA Humane Society says they are a no kill shelter.
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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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    • GeorgiaMore>>

    • Richmond County BOE Continues Search for Superintendent

      Richmond County BOE Continues Search for Superintendent

      Thursday, July 31 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:25:38 GMT
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      The Richmond County Board of Education is set to meet in Executive Session Thursday, July 31st, to continue the search for a new superintendent. Dr. Frank Roberson's last day on the job is August 22nd.
      The Richmond County Board of Education is set to meet in Executive Session Thursday, July 31st, to continue the search for a new superintendent. Dr. Frank Roberson's last day on the job is August 22nd.
    • Local Woman Wins 75k in Lottery

      Local Woman Wins 75k in Lottery

      Thursday, July 31 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:02:58 GMT
      A local woman is $75,000 richer these days.The Johnston, South Carolina woman, whose name was not released, says she gave her husband $5 to spend on a ticket.She's planning to buy a new car and go on a trip with her husband.The Petro Express on Edgefield Road sold the ticket and will get a $700 commission.
      A local woman is $75,000 richer these days.The Johnston, South Carolina woman, whose name was not released, says she gave her husband $5 to spend on a ticket.She's planning to buy a new car and go on a trip with her husband.The Petro Express on Edgefield Road sold the ticket and will get a $700 commission.
    • Changes to S.C. State Fair

      Changes to S.C. State Fair

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:52 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:52:07 GMT
      Big changes are coming to the South Carolina State fairgrounds.The property is shrinking -- but fair organizers say it's a move that could make you safer.It's part of a three-year project the South Carolina Department of Transportation has been working on.The fences around the state fair will be moved in ten feet to create an 8-foot sidewalk for pedestrians.Funding for the project is coming from multiple grants, the Richland County gas tax and some federal funds. The state fair is pitching i...
      Big changes are coming to the South Carolina State fairgrounds.The property is shrinking -- but fair organizers say it's a move that could make you safer.It's part of a three-year project the South Carolina Department of Transportation has been working on.The fences around the state fair will be moved in ten feet to create an 8-foot sidewalk for pedestrians.Funding for the project is coming from multiple grants, the Richland County gas tax and some federal funds. The state fair is pitching i...
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    • Same-Sex Couples Denied Marriage Licenses; Petition Drive Begins

      Same-Sex Couples Denied Marriage Licenses; Petition Drive Begins

      Thursday, July 31 2014 1:31 AM EDT2014-07-31 05:31:34 GMT
      Several same-sex couples tried to get marriage licenses in Greenville Wednesday but were denied because of the state’s ban on gay marriages.
      Several same-sex couples tried to get marriage licenses in Greenville Wednesday but were denied because of the state’s ban on gay marriages.
    • Local Woman Wins 75k in Lottery

      Local Woman Wins 75k in Lottery

      Thursday, July 31 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:02:58 GMT
      A local woman is $75,000 richer these days.The Johnston, South Carolina woman, whose name was not released, says she gave her husband $5 to spend on a ticket.She's planning to buy a new car and go on a trip with her husband.The Petro Express on Edgefield Road sold the ticket and will get a $700 commission.
      A local woman is $75,000 richer these days.The Johnston, South Carolina woman, whose name was not released, says she gave her husband $5 to spend on a ticket.She's planning to buy a new car and go on a trip with her husband.The Petro Express on Edgefield Road sold the ticket and will get a $700 commission.
    • Changes to S.C. State Fair

      Changes to S.C. State Fair

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:52 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:52:07 GMT
      Big changes are coming to the South Carolina State fairgrounds.The property is shrinking -- but fair organizers say it's a move that could make you safer.It's part of a three-year project the South Carolina Department of Transportation has been working on.The fences around the state fair will be moved in ten feet to create an 8-foot sidewalk for pedestrians.Funding for the project is coming from multiple grants, the Richland County gas tax and some federal funds. The state fair is pitching i...
      Big changes are coming to the South Carolina State fairgrounds.The property is shrinking -- but fair organizers say it's a move that could make you safer.It's part of a three-year project the South Carolina Department of Transportation has been working on.The fences around the state fair will be moved in ten feet to create an 8-foot sidewalk for pedestrians.Funding for the project is coming from multiple grants, the Richland County gas tax and some federal funds. The state fair is pitching i...
    • SportsMore>>

    • GreenJackets Wrap Up Homestand with a Win

      GreenJackets Wrap Up Homestand with a Win

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:41:02 GMT
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      The Augusta GreenJackets (52-55) defeated the Greensboro Grasshoppers (68-41) on Tuesday night, at Lake Olmstead Stadium, 8-5.
      The Augusta GreenJackets (52-55) defeated the Greensboro Grasshoppers (68-41) on Tuesday night, at Lake Olmstead Stadium, 8-5.
    • More Elite Basketball Talent in Augusta Area

      More Elite Basketball Talent in Augusta Area

      Monday, July 28 2014 8:12 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:12:03 GMT
      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.
    • Jaguars Release 2014-15 Men’s Golf Schedule

      Jaguars Release 2014-15 Men’s Golf Schedule

      Monday, July 28 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:52:24 GMT
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      The GRU Augusta men’s golf program and head coach Jack O’Keefe released the upcoming 2014-15 Jaguar Golf schedule featuring five fall events and four regular-season spring tournaments, highlighted by the 3M Augusta Invitational on April 4-5 at Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.
      The GRU Augusta men’s golf program and head coach Jack O’Keefe released the upcoming 2014-15 Jaguar Golf schedule featuring five fall events and four regular-season spring tournaments, highlighted by the 3M Augusta Invitational on April 4-5 at Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.
    • U.S./WorldMore>>

    • Screams, panic caught on video as shark charges at swimmers near beach

      Screams, panic caught on video as shark charges at swimmers near beach

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:48:04 GMT
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      A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape.
      A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape.
    • Oprah remembers Maya Angelou at Wake Forest University

      What's Trending at 5:30, Wednesday June 4th

      What's Trending at 5:30, Wednesday June 4th

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:07:54 GMT
      Lindsay Lohan's mom better get out her bus pass. Dina Lohan's drivers license was taken after she caught driving drink. Sources say her blood alcohol level was about three times the legal limit. So a long island judged ordered her to lose her license for a whole year and she must complete a drunk driving program. She also has to pay a fine, and have a breathalyzer installed in her car.Oprah is in North Carolina to help plan Maya Angelou's funeral services, to be held this weekend. She says sh...
      Lindsay Lohan's mom better get out her bus pass. Dina Lohan's drivers license was taken after she caught driving drink. Sources say her blood alcohol level was about three times the legal limit. So a long island judged ordered her to lose her license for a whole year and she must complete a drunk driving program. She also has to pay a fine, and have a breathalyzer installed in her car.Oprah is in North Carolina to help plan Maya Angelou's funeral services, to be held this weekend. She says sh...
    • VIDEO: Panic as shark charges swimmers at beach

      VIDEO: Panic as shark charges swimmers at beach

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:58:18 GMT
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      A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape. “This just happened off Navarre Beach Pier... 10 ft hammerhead going right at a swimmer and lifeguard.....insane!” wrote Dan Flynn, who posted the video to Facebook.
      A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape. “This just happened off Navarre Beach Pier... 10 ft hammerhead going right at a swimmer and lifeguard.....insane!” wrote Dan Flynn, who posted the video to Facebook.
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