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Augusta Commissioner Says Let The Court Decide City Election Date Video included

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The Federal Court is telling the city to hurry up when it comes to the lawsuit challenging next month's city elections, but one Commissioner says he wants to hear what the court has to say about moving the election back to November.
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Fire Chief And Augusta Commissioner's Report Both Draw Heat Video included

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A detailed report blasting Augusta Fire Chief Chris James for alleged missteps by is in the hands of city leaders, but the Augusta Commissioner behind the report is also being blasted for bringing it forward.
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Augusta Riverwalk Work Is Opening Eyes Video included

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A brutal assault last year had city leaders focusing on the overgrowth at Augusta's Riverwalk. Tree crews are now cutting into the problem, creating sights to be see. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story. More>>

Aiken County Departments Submit Budget Requests for 2014-2015 Fiscal Year

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Aiken County Council members were not wasting any time at a meeting Tuesday night, highlighting their new initiatives for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. More>>

Water Clear for Use in Keysville Video included

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WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory investigates what caused a water scare in Keysville. More>>

Savannah River National Laboratory Celebrates 10 Years At SRS

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The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) celebrated 10 years Wednesday as a national lab. More>>

CSRA Evening News Update: April 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>>

Local Efforts Help Fight High Rate Of Teen Pregnancy Video included

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Richmond County's high rate of teen pregnancy has sparked a lot of attention across the state. Now, it's making headlines for changing course. News Channel Six's Dee Griffinhas more on how a local Doctor is helping lower what became a growing problem.As an OB-GYN in Augusta, Dr. Donna Adams Pickett has helped bring thousands of lives into the world. Now, she's come up with the way to help save the youngest of them from a growing problem that has plagued Richmond County for more than two decad... More>>

South Carolina unemployment app

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South Carolina's unemployment agency has launched a free app that allows jobless residents to seek weekly benefits through their iPhones. More>>

Augusta's Rick Allen cites Bible in commercial

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An Augusta Republican running for Congress cites the Bible in his first campaign commercial as he accuses President Barack Obama of "immoral" spending. Rick W. More>>

Fort Gordon To Conduct Explosive Ordinance And Disposal Training This Week

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People who live near Fort Gordon may hear some loud booms as Explosive Ordinance and Disposal Training is being conducted this week.
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BREAKING ON 6: 10 People Test Positive For Tuberculosis Bacteria At Hephzibah High School

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that 10 people have tested positive for the bacteria that causes tuberculosis. More>>

Mom wins lawsuit against TSA after breast milk screening problems

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A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration. Stacey More>>

Strom Thurmond Hires New Head Football Coach Video included

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Former Rebels player and assistant Antwaun Hillary takes over for Lee Sawyer who announced his retirement in March.
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Augusta Woman Accused Of Beating 7-Year-Old Daughter With Extension Cord

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An Augusta mother is in jail accused of beating her 7-year-old daughter with an extension cord. More>>

Man Wants Community Leaders To Help Promote Healthy Living Video included

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A man on a mission to promote healthy living is taking to the streets of Augusta. More>>

NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

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John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95. More>>

Adopt-a-Pet: April 23, 2014 Video included

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The Augusta Animal Services and Barnwell County Animal Shelter appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on April 23rd with meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth.
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Phinizy Swamp Earth Day

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Earth Day is a day to celebrate the environment.  A local Earth Day observance will be held Saturday, April 26 at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. More>>

8-year-old SC student fights for state fossil; lawmakers stall because of the Bible

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A Lake City student thinks the state of South Carolina should have a state fossil. Olivia McConnell is 8 years and loves fossils and wants to be an Egyptologist when she grows up. She was surprised the Palmetto State didn't have a state fossil when it has plenty of other state things represented like a state handcraft, state heritage horse, migratory marine mammal and more. She knewan ancient kind of woolly mammoth was actually dug up in South Carolina, so she wrote to Gov. Nikki Haley and ot... More>>

CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: April 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>>

Family Y Free Community SPLASH Week To Be Held In May

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The Family Y of Greater Augusta is calling for members of the CSRA to “Swim, Play and Learn Aquatic Safety Habits” at the annual free community SPLASH week. More>>

Governor Deal Signs Bill Underscoring Second Amendment Rights

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Wednesday, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 60, which is legislation that protects law-abiding, licensed Georgia citizens’ Second Amendment rights. More>>

Girl Scouts Hold Luncheon At Camp Tanglewood Video included

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The Girl Scouts of Historic Augusta held an informal luncheon at Camp Tanglewood Tuesday to share news about upcoming events. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Keysville Water Now Safe To Consume Video included

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WJBF News Channel 6 has been in contact with leaders in Keysville and they say the water there is now safe to consume. More>>

"Out There...Somewhere": Finding Public Art In Thomson Brings On The Blues Video included

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The search to find a cool collection of public art in Thomson should have you singing the blue. It's "Out There...Somewhere" with WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola. More>>

'Selfies' not welcome at USF graduation ceremony Video included

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University of South Florida Student Affairs office announced Wednesday that students should refrain from taking selfies while on stage during the university's graduation ceremony this spring. More>>

Lawsuit Challenges Moving City Elections To Primary, Leaves One Candidate Disappointed Video included

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A federal lawsuit is challenging Augusta's May 20th city elections, but it has one candidate saying he not buying it. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
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Horse carriage crashes in Charleston Market

Tuesday evening, about 5:10 p.m., a carriage horse was spooked and crashed in the Market district of downtown Charleston. Tuesday evening, about 5:10 p.m., a carriage horse was spooked and crashed in the Market district of downtown Charleston.
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Tuesday evening, about 5:10 p.m., a carriage horse was spooked and crashed in the Market district of downtown Charleston. More>>

Man Wounded in Early Morning Shooting

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Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigators are piecing together clues in an early Wednesday morning shooting. 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: April 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>>

Man catches hammerhead shark off beach Video included

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A man captured a 13-feet-long hammerhead shark off Lauderdale-by-the-Sea pier in Miami area, WBTW reported this week. More>>

Neighbors Question DHEC On Jellyfish Operation, Controversy Brings Out Congressman Mark Sanford

Neighbors Question DHEC On Jellyfish Operation, Controversy Brings Out Congressman Mark Sanford

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It’s an ongoing debate in the Lowcountry: Could processing jellyfish at a location in Beaufort County poison water and wildlife and ruin residents’ quality of life? That’s the question some Seabrook and St. Helena Island neighbors hoped to have answered in a public input meeting the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) hosted on Tuesday night.  More>>

Jet stowaway undetected for hours before departure Video included

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A 15-year-old stowaway who survived a flight over the Pacific in a jet's wheel well spent seven hours undetected in what is supposed to be a highly secure area of San Jose International Airport before the flight... More>>

Education, Weapons Top Sen. Dist. 22 Forum

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Candidates who want to be Georgia’s next state senator from Augusta talked to a packed crowed at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum. The race is to fill the seat Hardie Davis vacated to run for mayor. There are no republicans in the May 20 Primary Election, so the winner will decide the race. More>>

Golden Apple: Heather Poole Video included

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Heather Poole's second graders may be just a few weeks away from the end of the year, but they have not lost their focus."They come in in the mornings and they have morning work that they're responsible for," she says. "And once they complete that morning work, we go over it and then we begin our reading."Another busy day that helps make up a very busy year here at A. Dorothy Hains."When you see the kids when they first come in, a lot of them are barely writing or they're just writing a few s... More>>

SC expedition set to sail to recover sunken gold

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An expedition is setting out from South Carolina to recover the rest of the gold thought to be aboard the wreck of the S.S. Central America off the North Carolina coast.The wreck yielded more than $50 million in gold more than a quarter-century ago.A vessel from Odyssey Marine Exploration of Tampa, Fla., is expected to leave late Tuesday or Wednesday. It's not clear just how much gold might still be in the Central America, which sank during an 1857 hurricane while bringing back gold from Cali... More>>

Tampa's Odyssey recovers 61 tons of silver from shipwreck Video included

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A Florida-based deep-ocean exploration company says it has recovered more than 61 tons of silver bullion from a World War II shipwreck off the coast of Ireland. More>>

Anti SPLOST Forces Start Sign Campaign Video included

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 Forces opposed to the upcoming SPLOST referendum get a jump on the campaign. More>>

Fort Gordon Master Fitness Trainers Help Revamp Soldiers' Exercises

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WJBF News Channel 6's Nicole Snyder got the chance to work out with some Master Fitness Trainers at Fort Gordon Tuesday to see how the Army's physical training program is evolving.
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State Senator Wants DSS Director Fired; Governor Refuses Video included

Sen. Joel Lourie goes over laws he says DSS is breaking. Sen. Joel Lourie goes over laws he says DSS is breaking.
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State Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, wants Gov. Nikki Haley to fire Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller because he says the agency is breaking four state laws.
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Bill would give grandparents legal visitation of grandchildren Video included

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A bill working it's way through the Statehouse could allow some grandparents to see their grandchildren. Not every parent allows their children to spend time with his or her grandparents. More>>

Handler on possibly loose viper: "This is nothing to play with" Video included

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The Town of Mt. Pleasant is on high alert.Just days after the Harbor Pointe apartment complex alerted its residents about a possible loose gaboon viper, experts are warning neighbors near the area to be careful. More>>

CSRA Evening News Update: April 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>>

Newt Gingrich endorses South Carolina Superintendent

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Former presidential candidate and U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich has endorsed Sally Atwater for South Carolina Superintendent of Education.  More>>

Comcast Cares Day Held At The Wilson Family Y Tuesday Video included

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Some Comcast employees headed out to the Wilson YMCA Tuesday for their Comcast Cares Day. More>>

Georgia gay rights group fights ban on same-sex marriage

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A gay rights group has filed a federal lawsuit challenging Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages. Ge More>>

Sarasota students rally behind teacher fired after meltdown video went viral Video included

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Last week, WFLA News Channel 8 told you about a Sarasota teacher who was fired after a cell phone video showed him having a meltdown. Now, his students are rallying behind him and want him to get his job back
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Ga. sheriff's deputy bitten by department drug dog

Sheriff's officials in northwest Georgia say one of the department's drug dogs bit a deputy on his face while he was trying to take a selfie. More>>

CSRA Evening News Update: April 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.
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UPDATED ON 6: Description Of 2nd Vehicle In Deadly Hit-And-Run Released

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We now know the description of a second vehicle involved in a deadly April 12th hit-and-run in Augusta. More>>

College Soccer Player Dangerously "Allergic" To Her Own Sweat

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An Ohio collegiate soccer player is dangerously "allergic" to her own sweat.
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Man found on the beach in Garden City died from suicide, officials say

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Just after 11:30 Tuesday morning a beach walker spotted a body on the beach and called authorities. Murrells Inlet Garden City Fire was notified by Georgetown County Sheriffs’s Office. Assistant Chief J.R. Haney with MIGCF tells News13 there's no word whether it's a man or a woman or how the person died. At this point point, there'salso no details if it was a natural death or foul play.News13 will bring you updates asthey become available. More>>

Netflix Subscription Prices Set To Increase

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The streaming video company Netflix announced Monday that it plans to increase subscription prices for new customers by one or two dollars a month within the next few months. More>>

VIRAL VIDEO: Raining Food

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Slow motion video showing man being doused with food including cereal, sausages, ketchup and mustard and candy. More>>

NASA To Create Earth Mosaic With Earth Day Selfies

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Get your cell phones out because NASA is kicking off a worldwide selfie event for Earth Day. More>>

Is Heaven For Real?

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"Heaven is for Real," is a best-selling book about a little boy's near death experience. Now the book has become a movie and it's a box-office smash!
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DWTS: After Being Voted Off Show, Drew Carey Thanks Fans

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It was a party hit theme on “Dancing With the Stars” Monday but the party’s over for TV game show host Drew Carey, who was voted off the show.
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CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: April 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>>

Mom Bites Off Dog’s Ear to Save 2-Year-Old Daughter

Last month, a Texas mother stuck her arm in a pit bull’s mouth and bit off its ear while it was attacking her 2-year-old daughter. More>>

Baby Boy Found Alive In Greenville Trash Can Video included

Greenville Police says a newborn baby boy has been found alive in a trash can on Chaney Street in Greenville. Greenville Police says a newborn baby boy has been found alive in a trash can on Chaney Street in Greenville.
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Reports show 28 year old Sharon Ferguson gave birth inside a vacant home on Chaney Street in the Nicholtown community. They say after, she wrapped the boy in a plastic bag and a blanket and placed him in the trash can near the back of the house. More>>

Lawsuit Filed to Fight Georgia Gay Marriage Ban

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A gay rights group has filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta challenging the state of Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages. More>>

Clemson Researchers Develop Robot to Protect Students from School Shooters

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Researchers at Clemson University are developing new technology that could keep students safe from school shooters. More>>

Federal Agency Reverses Approval Of Powdered Alcohol

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The federal agency, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, that originally approved "Palcohol" reversed its position Monday, which is a brand name for powdered alcohol. More>>

Missing Lincolnton Woman Found Dead

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The body of a 72-year-old Lincoln County woman missing since Sunday, April 13th, has been found. More>>

Butt Bridge's Future Will Not Come At the Expense Of Its Past

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Augusta leaders are celebrating the 100th anniversary of an Augusta landmark, the Butt Memorial Bridge, while plans are underway for it's next century. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
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Police Searching For White Van After Georgia Mall Shooting

Police Searching For White Van After Georgia Mall Shooting

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MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Police were searching for a suspect after witnesses say a woman was shot in the eye during a gruesome scene at a suburban Atlanta mall. The Marietta Daily Journal reports that the gunman also fired a shot at a bystander who tried to help the woman shortly after 2 p.m. Monday in a parking lot at Cumberland Mall northwest of Atlanta. Police said the shooting happened during some type of confrontation between the man and the woman. The Marietta newspaper reports that the wom... More>>

1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

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Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and came... 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: April 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>>

Fort Gordon Clears Confusion About New Missions, Growth

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Fort Gordon wants to clear the air about the new growth expected at the post and its relation to the upcoming Cyber Command Mission. More>>

Cast members, fans question future of TLC's 'Welcome to Myrtle Manor' Video included

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It’s been over a year since the world was first introduced to the colorful cast of ‘Welcome to Myrtle Manor.’ Since it debuted, it’s received plenty of attention – both positive and negative. But the show has caught on with viewers, averaging between 1.1 and 1.3 million viewers per episode, and is now among TLC’s top rated shows. "If the show ended today, we have all been blessed, we have made so many new friends, we... More>>

Waynesboro Declares Slum Areas for State Grant, Citizens Argue Word

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A group of residents in Waynesboro are considering a lawsuit against the City Council after majority voted to consider portions of two Wards slum for state dollars.  More>>

Moose Attack Caught On Tape Video included

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A day of snowmobiling turned into a frightening encounter with a moose for a Maine couple and it was all caught on video. More>>

New Virginia Tech Hokie Ahmed Hill Talks About "Stressful" Decision Video included

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The Aquinas senior star ends up following Buzz Williams to Virginia Tech after getting his release from Marquette.
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Medical mystery: Baby cannot open mouth

Doctors in Canada are puzzled by a 10-month-old baby who was born with a rare condition that does not allow him to open his mouth. More>>

Top Consumer Complaints In SC Video included

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The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs has received more than 1,100 complaints since launching a new and improve online complaint database in January. The top complaints so far in 2014 include issues with cars, cable/cell phone companies and debt collectors. More>>

Work To Start On Making Riverwalk Safer

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 NewsChannel 6 was the first to point out issues with overgrowth at Riverwalk following a brutal assault there last May now with is about to begin to open up sight lines for visitors More>>

Fact Check: RGA Ad Slams Sheheen’s Legal Work Video included

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The national Republican Governors Association is going after South Carolina Democratic candidate Vincent Sheheen with a new TV ad that criticizes his work as a lawyer. Are the claims true?
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Ga. School Scores

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State education officials say Georgia's elementary and middle schools improved overall during the last two years. More>>

Georgia Gun Bill Waiting on the Governor

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Georgia could soon have some of the nation's most relaxed gun laws if Governor Nathan Deal decides to sign theHouse Bill 60into law. It would allow people with carry permits to bring guns into bars, churches and even some government facilities. But in light of recent school shootings and other acts of violence, the bill has sparked heated debate. Some have even taken to calling the bill the "guns everywhere law" whi... More>>

Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood, Wife Kelli Expecting Baby Boy

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Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum announced Monday he and his wife are expecting a son. More>>

Former Georgia State Senator Charles Walker Hospitalized

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Former Georgia State Senator Charles Walker is recovering at a local hospital after undergoing surgery. More>>

Georgia Releases 2 Years Of School Scores

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State education officials say Georgia's elementary and middle schools improved overall during the last two years. But high schools on average are struggling to boost their students' performance. More>>

CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: April 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>>

Bloodhound Team Captures Wanted Aiken County Robbery Suspect

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A suspect wanted in connection to a March 18th armed robbery in Aiken County is now in custody. More>>

Governor Nathan Deal: Programs Give Students Head Start, Create Skilled Workforce

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Monday, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law legislation creating work-based learning programs for Georgia high school students. More>>

CSRA Morning News Update: April 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>>

12 gold bars found inside Indian man's stomach

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After a 63-year-old man complained a stomach pain in India, doctors removed 12 small gold bars from his stomach during a three-hour surgery.
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Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school. More>>

Teen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jet

Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen. More>>

Lindsay Lohan says she's suffered a miscarriage

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Actress Lindsay Lohan announced on her reality television show that she recently suffered a miscarriage.
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Atlanta Airport General Manager Finalists Named

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ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says three finalists have been selected in the search for a new general manager of the city's airport. 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>>

Kraft Foods Group, Inc., Recalls Approximately 96,000 Pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners

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WASHINGTON, April 20, 2014– Kraft Foods Group, Inc., a Columbia, Mo., establishment is recalling approximately 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the products may contain Classic Cheese Dogs in the Classic Wieners’ packages. The product labels are incorrect, as they do not reflect the ingredients associated with the pasteurized cheese in the cheese dogs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products were formula... More>>

CSRA Evening News Update: April 20, 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>>

GMA Sunday Headlines: April 20, 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 man drowns

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Gainesville police Cpl. Kevin Holbrook said emergency crews were called to the docks at the Chattahoochee Country Club shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday. More>>

South Carolina Texting Ban

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A statewide texting-while-driving ban might soon be a reality for South Carolina, though many wonder whether it will be effective.  More>>

13-pound baby born in Philadelphia

Waldo James Mysterious Dwyer was born Monday, weighing 13 pounds, eight ounces. Waldo James Mysterious Dwyer was born Monday, weighing 13 pounds, eight ounces.
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A mother in Philadelphia gave birth to baby weighing 13 pounds, eight ounces. More>>

WJBF's Brad Means Hosts A Conversation With Augusta's Mayoral Candidates Video included

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Saturday evening, WJBF News Channel 6's Brad Means hosted a conversation with all five candidates vying to become the next mayor of Augusta. Click to view the segments online.
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Georgia Company Recalls Chicken Tender Products

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A Georgia company has recalled nearly 24,000 pounds of fully cooked breaded chicken breast products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. More>>

Funeral for Teen Hit By Car While Running from Dog

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News Channel 6's Deon Guillory talks to the family of a teen hit by a car and killed while running from a dog. More>>

Update: Moped Accident Kills Rider

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A Friday afternoon accident at the intersection of Columbia and Bel Air Road sends one to the hospital. According to witnesses as the scene the accident involved a motorcycle and semi truck. Currently, only one lane of Columbia Road is open to thru traffic, News Channel 6 has a crew on the scene and will update this story when more information is available. More>>

Alleluia Glory Run 5K Preview

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Alleluia Glory Run 5K Assistant Race Director Amy Killips Parris chatted with WJBF News Channel Six Chris Kane about the upcoming race.When: Saturday, April 27thWhere: Norton Circle Registration Info: gloryrun.net More>>

GMA Saturday Headlines: April 19, 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>>

Christians Honor Jesus Christ on Good Friday Video included

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Good Friday is the day where those of the Christian faith believe that a man went through death by crucifixion. While death can be a sad time, those followers of Jesus Christ say they rejoice at this time. More>>

Man Dies in Hotel Fall

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A 22-year-old man has died after falling seven floors from the balcony of a Myrtle Beach hotel. Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler says the fall happened shortly after midnight Thursday. The name of the victim has not been released while family members are notified. Authorities are investigating but they do not suspect foul play. A police report says an officer was flagged down by the manager of the Windsurfer Motel on North Ocean Boulevard at the time of the fall. The victim was found... More>>

Family Seeks Help With Murder Mystery While Helping Others Deal With Crime

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28-year old Travis Smith was shot in the stomach while he stood outside the Ridgeview Manor Apartment Complex in North Augusta on September 29th, 2012. Two men were seen running away from the complex after the shooting, but no onehas been arrested.As Dee Griffin reports, instead of getting bitter this family is using their loved ones death to make their community better.As the rain falls on Ridgeview Manor apartments in North Augusta, a cloud of questions loom over the complex where Travis Sm... More>>

28 Pedestrians Struck In Richmond County So Far This Year Video included

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Because of the recent increase in pedestrian related accidents, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office is trying to raise awareness about crosswalk safety. 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: April 18, 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>>

First-Ever Georgia Lineman Appreciation Day Honors GA Power Crews

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Friday, April 18 has been declared Georgia Lineman Appreciation Day.In the recently-passed legislation, Georgia congress recognized power crews as “first responders during storms and other catastrophic events.”In February, power crews worked around the clock for nearly four full days to restore power to thousands of customers, but emergency restoration is just one example of the hard work utility crews perform day in and day out to keep our lights on.Georgia Power Distribution Supervisor Jere... More>>

Hip Hop Bunny Drop Kicks-off Easter Celebration

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A lot of activities are planned at the Kroc Center this Easter weekend. More>>

Updated: Another Pedestrian Killed in Augusta

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a pedestrian. It happened just after 8:30 Thursday night at the intersection of Mike Padgett Highway and Payton Drive.The sheriff's office says the victim was hit by a van while trying to cross the road.The person died at the scene.Investigators have not identified the victim nor do they know who is at fault.This is the latest of several accidents involving pedestrians in recent days.We will bring you more information as it c... More>>

Baby Boomers' Kids Face Becoming Parent's Parents

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As illnesses and physical limitations affect the Baby Boomer generation, many of their children will be faced with the tough decision of how to care for them. If you are between the ages of 50 and 70, chances are it’s already too late to start thinking about your senior citizen quality of life. More>>

School Busses Going Green

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A state budget proposal would provide new buses that run on alternative fuel to South Carolina school districts willing to pay part of the bill. The Senate Finance Committee approved Wednesday creating a pilot program for up to three districts. The alternative-fuel buses are expected to cost an additional $7,000 above the $82,000 average for regular-route buses. In South Carolina, the education agency buys, owns and maintains the statewide school bus fleet. The fleet is among the nation's old... More>>

More People Getting Jobs in Georgia

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State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 7 percent, the lowest rate since September 2008. The Georgia Department of Labor announced the new seasonally adjusted jobless rate on Thursday. The rate is down from 7.1 percent in February and 8.4 percent in March a year ago. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the new number represents the ninth consecutive month that Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped. He said the rate went down because employers are creating ... More>>

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden -- April 17, 2014

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It's always a good time to head to the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia and they have a lot going on. Susan O'Cain sat down with News Channel 6 Meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth to discuss all the changes. More>>

Sheriff Creates Safety Plan For Downtown Augusta

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There was a big announcement from downtown Augusta today. Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree has created a new downtown safety initiative.
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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>>

Pedestrian Struck By Train

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A pedestrian has been struck by a train in Burnettown, SC. More>>

CSRA Morning News Update: April 17, 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>>

TB Detected At Hephzibah HS

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Health department officials informed parents at Hephzibah Comprehensive High School that their children might have been exposed to tuberculosis. More>>

Lack of food causes people to be "Hangry"

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Have you heard the term "Hangry"? it is when hunger leads someone to become angry. It's a real thing -- and it may have some very real implications for your marriage. New research shows a powerful link between low blood sugar and higher levels of aggression among spouses, suggesting that the hungrier you are, the less self-control you have, and the more aggression you let come out. A 3 year old child is safe after climbing into and getting stuck inside a stuffed animal claw crane machine at a... More>>

Free Tax Day Treats

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Several businesses around the area are offering treats this tax day. Arby's is giving away snack-sized orders of curly fries, when you print a coupon from their website.Hard Rock Cafe will give you a free dinner... but you have to perform a song on stage.Fast food chain sonic is offering half off soft drinks and slushes today and if you want to get rid of all those important documents safely--you can take up to 5 pounds of paper to office depot to shred with a coupon from their website....the... More>>

Pronunciation Mishap

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That's Julian Batts--a college Freshmen out of Indiana. And because he pronounced the word "achilles" wrong, his answer does NOT count. But the rules state, " when a contestant tries to solvea puzzle, they must pronounce it using the generally accepted pronunciation ." Just guess what amount the wheel had landed on ?One million dollars. Despite his mistake Julian still came back to win the entire game. More>>

NFL Player goes to Prom

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Time for What's trending....Some brave southwest airlines passengers are being praised... after stopping a man from opening one of the doors mid-flight.Witnesses say he was planning to jump from the plane.It started with loud frantic voices on a flight from Chicago to Sacramento.Some thought it was a medical emergency....but quickly learned otherwise. A group of passengers tackled the man. Pilot made and emergency landing....and air marshals took him off the plane. It's every teenager's dream... More>>

$5000 to quit your job

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If your boss offered you five-thousand dollars to quit, would you take the money and run?that's exactly what Amazon is doing.The "pay to quit" program is designed to make sure employees really want to be there.it's only available to warehouse employees.Amazon is in the process of adding jobs, so this isn't about reducing the workforce.the internet giant makes this offer once a year. More>>

FROZEN

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Time to look at What's trending at 5:30....Move over ice desk....a Texas t-v station has come up with something hotter!It's a piñata in the shape of an anchor desk.It stands 70 inches wide, 38 inches tall and 20 inches deep.The desk was designed in honor of fiesta San Antonio, the city's annual Spring Festival.Disney's "Frozen" is not only a box-office hit, the animated film is causing a frenzy on e-bay.Kids across the country are clamoring for "frozen" merchandise...especially dress-up versi... More>>

Late Night with Stephen Colbert

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Time for What's trending at 5:30....A Ukrainian daredevil is making headlines. He effortlessly dangles from off skyscrapers by his fingertips and does one-handed chin-ups on top of antenna towers.The 27 years old calls himself "mustang wanted".... and warns onlookers not to try any of his stunts. Fast and furious....if you loved the movies, you'll love a new roller coaster ride. Universal studios is creating a ride based on the popular movies.Fast and furious supercharged will open at the Hol... More>>

Men Come To School To Share Love of Reading

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Teachers got a well-deserved break while the men took over their classrooms. Several distinguished men took time out of their busy schedules Wednesday morning to read to kids in Gloverville,South Carolina. Men and women who work with children say positive male role models are desperately needed for our younger generation.School Counselor Katrina Brooks says, "The reason we wanted to do this is to have the students see that men can and do read." Media Specialist Jennifer Pinckney says, "For th... More>>

Woman Sentenced For Messing With Mammograms

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A Georgia woman is facing serious jail time after admitting to giving false mammogram results Prosecutors say 10 women were told their mammogram results were clear, when they were not. Jennifer Moulliet has the story. More>>

S.C. Senate Candidates Trying to Unseat Lindsey Graham

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South Carolina senate candidates came to Aiken Wednesday.They were there for a forum sponsored by The Aiken Republican Club.Det Bowers, Benjamin Dunn, Nancy Mace, Richard Cash and Bill Connor all trying to unseat incumbent Lindsey Graham. Topics included health care, social security, and defense spending. More than 200 people attended. More>>

6 Investigates: Hephzibah Man Suing Auto Repair Shop Video included

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A Hephzibah man speaking out about a local auto repair shop. He says the shop overcharged him and kept his car longer than they told him they would have it. News Channel 6's Mike Miller investigates.
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Suspect Wanted In Connection To Two Weekend Richmond County Robberies

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect, they say, is connected to two robberies that happened over the weekend.
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CSRA Evening News Update: April 16, 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>>

Aiken Peach Freeze

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Peach growers say a late March freeze caused major damage in the Aiken area to their crop and now the fruit might be scarce until July. More>>

Columbia County Commission Chair: Ron Cross vs. Jim Bartley

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The race for the Columbia County Commission Chair is heating up. Signs are out across the county for challenger Jim Bartley who is hoping to unseat incumbent Ron Cross. WJBF News Channel 6's Nicole Snyder has the story.
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Water Woes Still Flowing at Apartment Complex

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News Channel 6's Deon Guillory investigates more water woes for neighbors at an apartment complex More>>

Hephzibah High School Student Presents TB Symptoms, Testing To Be Done Next Week

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Tuberculosis testing will be done for some Hephzibah High School student next week after a student presented TB symptoms.
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"Polar Vortex" Could Mean A Pollen-Heavy Allergy Season

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Temperatures have finally warmed from "polar vortex" lows to more spring-like temperatures. However, a new menace lurks for those wanting to enjoy the outdoors: pollen. More>>

Georgia Board Of Regents Raises Tuition For Majority Of Georgia Colleges, Universities

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The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has announced a tuition increase for the majority of colleges and universities in the system.
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National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships Kick Off In North Augusta

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The 8th annual National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships, held at the Hippodrome Disc Golf Complex in North Augusta, kicked off Wednesday. More>>

Classic Cars for a Good Cause

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An upcoming classic car show is going to benefit Children at Risk in the Augusta Area. Community Activist, Woody Merry, spoke with News Channel 6's Chris Kane about the event. More>>

VIRAL VIDEO: Selfie Captures Man Getting Kicked By Train Engineer

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A video posted to YouTube showing a man getting kicked in the head by a person on a passing train has gone viral. More>>

Adopt-A-Pet: April 16, 2014

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The SPCA in Aiken appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on April 16th.
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WJBF LIVE Vipir 6 Weather App Now Available For Apple Devices

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If you own an Apple device, such as an iPhone or iPad, you can now download our free WJBF LIVE Vipir 6 Weather app, which was launched in the App Store Wednesday.
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CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: April 16, 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>>

VIRAL VIDEO: Moonroof Trick Shot

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David Kalb shoots some of the weirdest and most creative baskets ever seen. More>>

Controversial 'Donkey' Litter Signs Moved In Laurens

The signs reading "Don't Litter Jack," then showing a cartoon image of a donkey were later installed in a neighborhood that requested them. The signs reading "Don't Litter Jack," then showing a cartoon image of a donkey were later installed in a neighborhood that requested them.
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Two signs urging people to stop littering in Laurens have been moved after the city was asked to remove them from state right of ways by the South Carolina Department of Transportation. More>>

PHOTOS: Friends, Kids With Trooper Terry

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We are compiling photos you may have of you, your family, or your friends with our beloved "Trooper Terry" Sams. More>>

Car Accident Killed Girls Missing Since 1971

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Authorities say two South Dakota girls missing since 1971 died after driving into a creek on their way to a party at a nearby gravel pit. More>>

Woman Reported Missing In Richmond County

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from the public in located a woman who has been missing for nearly one month. More>>

Food Bank Law Helps Save Dough Video included

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A new Georgia law will help put food on more tables. House Bill 958 provides a sales tax exemption to the state's seven food banks. WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose has the story.

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Domino's replaces crust with fried chicken

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Domino's is no chicken when it comes to taking risks. The pizza chain is rolling out a new menu item that replaces typical pizza crust with pieces of breaded, boneless chicken. More>>

Motorcycle Accident Leaves One Person Dead

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The Richmond County Coroner has identified the man who was killed in a deadly motorcycle accident. More>>

CSRA Morning News Update: April 16, 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>>

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>>

Moist Wipes Allergies Video included

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There are a lot of personal products out there that make life a little easier like moist wipes. But with convenience, sometimes comes complications. Carl Azuz has more on how they handy wipes may be causing serious allergies. More>>

Boston Police took one man in custody

Boston Bomb Squad Detonate Backpacks near Marathon Finish Line

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Boston police took one man into custody and detonated two backpacks Tuesday night after the packs were found unattended on Boylston Street near the Boston Marathon finish line. Police said the backpacks were detonated “for precautionary reasons.’’ It was not immediately clear, what, if anything the man would be charged with. He was being questioned by police. Before the detonations, police ordered an evacuation of the area near the finish line and the police bomb squad arrived at the scene. ... More>>

Purple Up Day Honors Military Children Video included

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Fort Gordon celebrated Purple Up Day Tuesday, April 15th. April marks national "Month of the Military Child," a time to honor and celebrate military-connected children and youth.
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Missing toddler found inside claw machine at Nebraska bowling alley

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A three-year-old Nebraska boy who was reported missing Monday was found safe inside a claw crane machine at a bowling alley. More>>

Free events offer financial and organizational tips

Start New Tax Year With Clarity, Less Clutter

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Free events from Professional Organizers of Augusta. Friday, April 18th- Free Financial Seminar. Saturday, April 19th- Free Shredding Event. More>>

Beyonce on a magazine cover

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Time to take a look at what's trending Musical mogal Beyonce gracing the new cover of L-G-B-T magazine entitled "OUT" In the picture she resembles marilyn monroe.in the magazine...beyonce talked about women's empowerment, and equality overall. she also talked about some of the concepts behind her new album like control, truth, and riskshe goes onto say..."there is unbelievable power in ownership, and women should own their sexuality."Prince George has his first "playdate" with other toddlers ... More>>

Pot Vending Machine Video included

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Colorado is taking the legalization of marijuana to a new level. Jeanne Moos shows you the pot vending machine. More>>

Richmond County BOE Wants Your Input On Next Leader Video included

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The Richmond County Board of Education is using an online survey to get input on the next superintendent. WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory has the story.
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Golden Apple: Anna McKee-Poore

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Anna McKee-Poore is helping students with special needs overcome obstacles so they can contribute."Our goal in here is to maximize their educational and personal potential," she says. "Social goals, academic goals, behavioral goals, just making them the best citizens they can be."That means skills for quality employment, quality lives, and friendships."They will go to dayhab centers or have actual jobs. It varies a lot from student to student and what their abilities are when they graduate fr... More>>

Engineering Department’s SPLOST Plans Voted Down

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The Augusta Engineering Department's plans to spend its SPLOST allotment, approved earlier this year, was voted down by the Augusta Commission Tuesday evening. WJBF News Channel 6's Nicole Snyder has the story.
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That Afternoon Nap Could Indicate Health Problems

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Though you may enjoy your daily nap, health officials are now saying those catnaps may be harmful. More>>

Augusta Procurement Department Director's Raise On Hold For Now

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Augusta's Procurement Department director will have to wait even longer to see if she gets a raise or not. More>>

CSRA Evening News Update: April 15, 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>>

Aiken Technical College Invites Public To April 16th Career Fair On Campus

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Aiken Technical College will host a Career Fair open to the public on April 16th to assist ATC students and members of the community in finding career opportunities in the CSRA. More>>

Downtown Augusta Utilities Department Customer Service Office Closed

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The Downtown Customer Service Office for Augusta Utilities that is currently located in the Augusta Municipal Building will be closed Wednesday April 16th through Friday, April 18th. More>>

Governor Deal Signs Bill Extending Tax-Free Holiday Weekends

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Monday, Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 958, legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years. More>>

Teen Struck By Vehicle Sunday In Augusta

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A 15-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Laney Walker Boulevard and Cecelia Street. More>>

Laurens Street Traffic To Be Diverted Wednesday

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Traffic on Laurens Street, in Aiken, will be diverted on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. More>>

Governor Deal Signs Bills Assisting Veterans, Military Families

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Tuesday, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law legislation that allows any court with jurisdiction over criminal cases to establish veterans court divisions (Senate Bill 320). More>>

Governor Nathan Deal Ensures Teachers Have Say On Health Insurance Plans

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Tuesday, Governor Nathan Deal signed an executive order that requires the Department of Community Health to include a teacher representative in the State Health Benefit Plan invitation for proposals process. More>>

Woman Burned In Deadly Augusta Fire Has Died

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A Richmond County woman critically injured in a house fire April 4th has died. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Traffic Moving Again After Tuesday Morning Tractor-Trailer Crash In Burke County Video included

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Traffic is moving again on Highway 23 in Burke County after a tractor-trailer flipped over and blocked traffic in both directions on the roadway.
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Richmond County BOE Wants Parent Input On Next School Superintendent

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If you are a parent of a Richmond County school student, the Richmond County Board of Education wants you input on the next school superintendent. More>>

Fans Remember The "Trooper Terry Show" Video included

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Countless children grew up here in the CSRA with the "Trooper Terry Show", which ran right here on WJBF for 20 years.WJBF News Channel 6 talked to some CSRA residents about the memories of the show. More>>

CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: April 15, 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>>

PHOTOS: Thousands Of Kids Take Part In Easter Egg Scramble

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WJBF News Channel 6 and their Children First partner, Bridgestone, took part in Columbia County’s Easter Egg Scramble last Saturday, April 12th. More>>

Masters Champ Bubba Watson Tweets Post Tournament Selfie Video included

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Twitter fans in the CSRA shared in the excitement after the 2014 Masters Champion tweeted a selfie from Waffle House before leaving Augusta. WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose has the story.
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Quick Cooking: Quick Tortellini Skillet

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Once your done filing your taxes, how about some "comfort" food.  In today's Quick Cooking, Karen Calloway has a recipe for a Quick Tortellini Skillet. More>>

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  • Augusta Commissioner Says Let The Court Decide City Election Date

    Augusta Commissioner Says Let The Court Decide City Election Date

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:20:39 GMT
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    The Federal Court is telling the city to hurry up when it comes to the lawsuit challenging next month's city elections, but one Commissioner says he wants to hear what the court has to say about moving the election back to November.
    The Federal Court is telling the city to hurry up when it comes to the lawsuit challenging next month's city elections, but one Commissioner says he wants to hear what the court has to say about moving the election back to November.
  • Fire Chief And Augusta Commissioner's Report Both Draw Heat

    Fire Chief And Augusta Commissioner's Report Both Draw Heat

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:09:56 GMT
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    A detailed report blasting Augusta Fire Chief Chris James for alleged missteps by is in the hands of city leaders, but the Augusta Commissioner behind the report is also being blasted for bringing it forward.
    A detailed report blasting Augusta Fire Chief Chris James for alleged missteps by is in the hands of city leaders, but the Augusta Commissioner behind the report is also being blasted for bringing it forward.
  • Augusta Riverwalk Work Is Opening Eyes

    Augusta Riverwalk Work Is Opening Eyes

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:56:09 GMT
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    A brutal assault last year had city leaders focusing on the overgrowth at Augusta's Riverwalk. Tree crews are now cutting into the problem, creating sights to be see.
    A brutal assault last year had city leaders focusing on the overgrowth at Augusta's Riverwalk. Tree crews are now cutting into the problem, creating sights to be see. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
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  • WJBF's Brad Means Hosts A Conversation With Augusta's Mayoral Candidates

    WJBF's Brad Means Hosts A Conversation With Augusta's Mayoral Candidates

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:52:05 GMT
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    Saturday evening, WJBF News Channel 6's Brad Means hosted a conversation with all five candidates vying to become the next mayor of Augusta. Click to view the segments online.
    Saturday evening, WJBF News Channel 6's Brad Means hosted a conversation with all five candidates vying to become the next mayor of Augusta. Click to view the segments online.
  • News Channel 6 Investigates: Was University Policy Violated When GRU Officer Shot Student?

    News Channel 6 Investigates: Was University Policy Violated When GRU Officer Shot Student?

    Friday, March 28 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-03-28 22:55:17 GMT
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    The man who was shot by a GRU Police Officer last month has questions he wants answered concerning university policy. Donte Stewart, 19, has been charged with Obstruction and Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer. WJBF News Channel 6’s Mike Miller is always investigating, and he has the story.
    The man who was shot by a GRU Police Officer last month has questions he wants answered concerning university policy. Donte Stewart, 19, has been charged with Obstruction and Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer. WJBF News Channel 6’s Mike Miller is always investigating, and he has the story.
  • March 31st deadline extended if you've already started

    Affordable Health Care - Extension

    Affordable Health Care - Extension

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-03-26 02:51:11 GMT
    The Obama administration is granting more time for people to apply for health care if they started the process but were unable to complete it before the March 31 deadline.OFFICIALS SAYING TONIGHT the administration will be ready to help people -quote- "in line" by the deadline finish their applications, either online or over the phone.The administration is racing to sign up at least 6 million people in the new health insurance markets offering subsidized private coverage.
    The Obama administration is granting more time for people to apply for health care if they started the process but were unable to complete it before the March 31 deadline.OFFICIALS SAYING TONIGHT the administration will be ready to help people -quote- "in line" by the deadline finish their applications, either online or over the phone.The administration is racing to sign up at least 6 million people in the new health insurance markets offering subsidized private coverage.
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  • 8-year-old uses savings to buy smoke detectors

    8-year-old uses savings to buy smoke detectors

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:38:13 GMT
    A fire that killed a mother and child earlier this year really impacted the small town in Grand Prairie, Texas. It also made quite an impact on 8-year-old Hector Montoya. He had trouble understanding why a mother and her six-year-old daughter couldn't get out in time and how the home didn't have a working smoke detector. For Hector he decided to take action so future lives could be saved. Hector told a local TV station that he was saving $300 for a PS4 but he thought saving a life was a litt...
    A fire that killed a mother and child earlier this year really impacted the small town in Grand Prairie, Texas. It also made quite an impact on 8-year-old Hector Montoya. He had trouble understanding why a mother and her six-year-old daughter couldn't get out in time and how the home didn't have a working smoke detector. For Hector he decided to take action so future lives could be saved. Hector told a local TV station that he was saving $300 for a PS4 but he thought saving a life was a litt...
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  • Augusta Riverwalk Work Is Opening Eyes

    Augusta Riverwalk Work Is Opening Eyes

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:56:09 GMT
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    A brutal assault last year had city leaders focusing on the overgrowth at Augusta's Riverwalk. Tree crews are now cutting into the problem, creating sights to be see.
    A brutal assault last year had city leaders focusing on the overgrowth at Augusta's Riverwalk. Tree crews are now cutting into the problem, creating sights to be see. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

    Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:27:18 GMT
    Under a law just signed by Georgia's governor, people with a license can carry a gun into bars, some government buildings and places of worship if religious leaders say it's OK.
    Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without...
  • Savannah River National Laboratory Celebrates 10 Years At SRS

    Savannah River National Laboratory Celebrates 10 Years At SRS

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:17:51 GMT
    Photo of the outside of one of the buildings at the Savannah River National LaboratoryPhoto of the outside of one of the buildings at the Savannah River National Laboratory
    The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) celebrated 10 years Wednesday as a national lab.
    The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) celebrated 10 years Wednesday as a national lab.
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  • Images released of shipwreck in San Francisco Bay

    Images released of shipwreck in San Francisco Bay

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:54:41 GMT
    Federal ocean scientists have released images of the wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, a disaster that killed 16 people.
    The first images of the newly discovered wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, killing 16 people, were released Wednesday by federal ocean scientists.
  • Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

    Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:45:58 GMT
    The Supreme Court is taking up a dispute between broadcasters and an Internet startup company that has the potential to bring big changes to the television industry.
    Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.
  • Tentative deal reached in TSA breast-milk lawsuit

    Tentative deal reached in TSA breast-milk lawsuit

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:27:31 GMT
    A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration.
    A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed said Wednesday she has reached a tentative settlement with the Transportation Security...
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  • Community Activists Asking Questions About Deadly House Fire

    Community Activists Asking Questions About Deadly House Fire

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:48:19 GMT
    Some community activists are speaking out about a deadly house fire that happened in the Harrisburg area last month. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
    Some community activists are speaking out about a deadly house fire that happened in the Harrisburg area last month. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
  • Augusta Commissioner Says Let The Court Decide City Election Date

    Augusta Commissioner Says Let The Court Decide City Election Date

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:20:39 GMT
    Photo of the lawsuit challenging Augusta's 2014 election datePhoto of the lawsuit challenging Augusta's 2014 election date
    The Federal Court is telling the city to hurry up when it comes to the lawsuit challenging next month's city elections, but one Commissioner says he wants to hear what the court has to say about moving the election back to November.
    The Federal Court is telling the city to hurry up when it comes to the lawsuit challenging next month's city elections, but one Commissioner says he wants to hear what the court has to say about moving the election back to November.
  • Fire Chief And Augusta Commissioner's Report Both Draw Heat

    Fire Chief And Augusta Commissioner's Report Both Draw Heat

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:09:56 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Fire Department Chief Chris JamesPhoto of Augusta Fire Department Chief Chris James
    A detailed report blasting Augusta Fire Chief Chris James for alleged missteps by is in the hands of city leaders, but the Augusta Commissioner behind the report is also being blasted for bringing it forward.
    A detailed report blasting Augusta Fire Chief Chris James for alleged missteps by is in the hands of city leaders, but the Augusta Commissioner behind the report is also being blasted for bringing it forward.
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