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  • Hip Hop Bunny Drop Kicks-off Easter Celebration

    Kroc Center Announces Easter Weekend Events

    Kroc Center Announces Easter Weekend Events

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:45:58 GMT
    A lot of activities are planned at the Kroc Center this Easter weekend.
    A lot of activities are planned at the Kroc Center this Easter weekend.
  • Woman Sentenced For Messing With Mammograms

    Woman Sentenced For Messing With Mammograms

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:55 PM EDT2014-04-17 00:55:07 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Hephzibah High School Student Presents TB Symptoms, Testing To Be Done Next Week

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

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:13:33 GMT
    Photo of the Hephzibah High School signPhoto of the Hephzibah High School sign
    Tuberculosis testing will be done for some Hephzibah High School student next week after a student presented TB symptoms.
    Tuberculosis testing will be done for some Hephzibah High School student next week after a student presented TB symptoms.
  • "Polar Vortex" Could Mean A Pollen-Heavy Allergy Season

    "Polar Vortex" Could Mean A Pollen-Heavy Allergy Season

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:18:47 GMT
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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.
    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.
  • Moist Wipes Allergies

    Moist Wipes Allergies

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:33:52 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • That Afternoon Nap Could Indicate Health Problems

    That Afternoon Nap Could Indicate Health Problems

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:30:15 GMT
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    Though you may enjoy your daily nap, health officials are now saying those catnaps may be harmful.
    Though you may enjoy your daily nap, health officials are now saying those catnaps may be harmful.
  • SC Health officials need your help tracking West Nile

    SC Health officials need your help tracking West Nile

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:33:06 GMT
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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Public health officials are seeing the public's help in tracking the arrival of the West Nile virus in South Carolina. 
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Public health officials are seeing the public's help in tracking the arrival of the West Nile virus in South Carolina. 
  • Quinton Aaron Visits Television Park

    Quinton Aaron Visits Television Park

    Monday, April 14 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-04-14 17:21:24 GMT
    A person who's face is familiar in Augusta stopped by Television Park today to discuss his anti-bullying campaign.
    A person who's face is familiar in Augusta stopped by Television Park today to discuss his anti-bullying campaign.
  • Studies: Lab-grown nostrils, vaginas working well

    Studies: Lab-grown nostrils, vaginas working well

    Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas.
    Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas.
  • Researchers using math to whittle away at jet lag

    Researchers using math to whittle away at jet lag

    Lots of apps claim they can help you fight jet lag. Now Michigan researchers say mathematical formulas suggest it's possible to adjust to new time zones a bit faster than previously thought, and they created...
    Lots of apps claim they can help you fight jet lag. Now Michigan researchers say mathematical formulas suggest it's possible to adjust to new time zones a bit faster than previously thought, and they created their own...
  • Local Salon Partners With Masters' Golfers' Wives To Raise Money For Charity

    Local Salon Partners With Masters' Golfers' Wives To Raise Money For Charity

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-04-12 03:47:53 GMT
    Photo of a ladies' Masters hat that will be auctioned off for charityPhoto of a ladies' Masters hat that will be auctioned off for charity
    An Augusta business has come up with a creative way to raise money for charity during Masters week.
    An Augusta business has come up with a creative way to raise money for charity during Masters week.
  • Noses, made in Britain: UK touts lab-grown organs

    Noses, made in Britain: UK touts lab-grown organs

    In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells.
    In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in a bold attempt to make body parts in the laboratory.
  • More than 100 get virus on California cruise

    More than 100 get virus on California cruise

    More than 100 passengers have contracted the highly contagious norovirus on a ship that is touring the California coast. But the cruise line says it has no plans to end the voyage early.
    More than 100 passengers have contracted the highly contagious norovirus on a ship that is touring the California coast. But the cruise line says it has no plans to end the voyage early.
  • Local Mother Makes Extra Push To Legalize Cannabis Oil In Georgia

    Local Mother Makes Extra Push To Legalize Cannabis Oil In Georgia

    Friday, April 11 2014 1:36 AM EDT2014-04-11 05:36:16 GMT
    Photo of Preston WeaverPhoto of Preston Weaver
    Wednesday, South Carolina lawmakers decided to let voters choose whether to allow medical marijuana in the state. Now, an Augusta woman is making a bigger push to get a similar deal in Georgia. WJBF News Channel 6's Dee Griffin explains how she's doing it.
    Wednesday, South Carolina lawmakers decided to let voters choose whether to allow medical marijuana in the state. Now, an Augusta woman is making a bigger push to get a similar deal in Georgia. WJBF News Channel 6's Dee Griffin explains how she's doing it.
  • SC bills could outlaw abortion, most contraception

    SC bills could outlaw abortion, most contraception

    A Senate panel has advanced legislation that opponents say could outlaw abortion and emergency contraception in South Carolina.
    A Senate panel has advanced legislation that opponents say could outlaw abortion and emergency contraception in South Carolina.
  • SC Democrats Will Ask Voters’ Opinions on Medical Marijuana

    SC Democrats Will Ask Voters’ Opinions on Medical Marijuana

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-04-10 03:55:10 GMT
    South Carolina House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, D-Columbia, announced Wednesday that the state Democratic Party will have a referendum question on the party’s June primary ballot asking voters whether they favor legalizing medical marijuana.
    South Carolina House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, D-Columbia, announced Wednesday that the state Democratic Party will have a referendum question on the party’s June primary ballot asking voters whether they favor legalizing medical marijuana.
  • Tyson Recalls Chicken Nuggets Sold at Sam's Club

    Tyson Recalls Chicken Nuggets Sold at Sam's Club

    Saturday, April 5 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-04-05 16:08:54 GMT
    Tyson is recalling 75,320 pounds of chicken nuggets after some customers complained about finding small pieces of plastic in their food.
    Tyson is recalling 75,320 pounds of chicken nuggets after some customers complained about finding small pieces of plastic in their food.
  • Main Driveway at Georgia Regents Medical Center Closed for Construction April 5th -9th

    Main Driveway at Georgia Regents Medical Center Closed for Construction April 5th -9th

    Friday, April 4 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-04-04 23:05:47 GMT
    The main driveway into Georgia Regents Medical Center off 15th Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, through Wednesday, April 9, due to construction at the old GRU dental school building.
    The main driveway into Georgia Regents Medical Center off 15th Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, through Wednesday, April 9, due to construction at the old GRU dental school building.
  • Healthcare Marketplace Hasn't Closed Its Doors

    Healthcare Marketplace Hasn't Closed Its Doors

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-04-02 22:38:57 GMT
    Millions of people around the country met the deadline to apply for the Affordable Care Act. But, hundreds didn't make it in time and now rely on an extension to get coverage.News Channel Six's Dee Griffin uncovers many who missed the deadline may still get coverage. When April Edwards wanted to try her hand at finding a less expensive alternative to her company's health insurance, she turned to the Affordable Health Care Act to quell her curiosity. But, she quickly found the hunt for an aff...
    Millions of people around the country met the deadline to apply for the Affordable Care Act. But, hundreds didn't make it in time and now rely on an extension to get coverage.News Channel Six's Dee Griffin uncovers many who missed the deadline may still get coverage. When April Edwards wanted to try her hand at finding a less expensive alternative to her company's health insurance, she turned to the Affordable Health Care Act to quell her curiosity. But, she quickly found the hunt for an aff...
  • Wednesday Is Augusta Autism Awareness Day, Mayor Proclaims

    Wednesday Is Augusta Autism Awareness Day, Mayor Proclaims

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-04-02 09:21:34 GMT
    Wednesday is World Autism Day and Mayor Deke Copenhaver has proclaimed it Augusta Autism Awareness Day, as well.
    Wednesday is World Autism Day and Mayor Deke Copenhaver has proclaimed it Augusta Autism Awareness Day, as well.
  • Kroger Customers Donate More Than $278,000 To Benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association

    Kroger Customers Donate More Than $278,000 To Benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-04-01 20:08:07 GMT
    Kroger Logo graphicKroger Logo graphic
    Kroger’s Atlanta Division customers surpassed the grocer’s $250,000 fundraising goal and donated more than $278,000 from March 16th-29th to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
    Kroger’s Atlanta Division customers surpassed the grocer’s $250,000 fundraising goal and donated more than $278,000 from March 16th-29th to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
  • Midnight Marks the Deadline to Enroll Under the Affordable Care Act

    Midnight Marks the Deadline to Enroll Under the Affordable Care Act

    Midnight Marks the Deadline to Enroll Under the Affordable Care Act

    Monday, March 31 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-03-31 21:16:20 GMT
    The deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is Monday at midnight. The Obama Administration set a goal of 7 million people signed up by today. Estimates are that number will be closer to 6.5 million. People have been flooding the government site all day, and even this morning, last-minute users were having problems signing up. For those who don’t have health insurance, they must sign ...
    The deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is Monday at midnight. The Obama Administration set a goal of 7 million people signed up by today. Estimates are that number will be closer to 6.5 million. People have been flooding the government site all day, and even this morning, last-minute users were having problems signing up. For those who don’t have health insurance, they must sign ...
  • Drinking And Breastfeeding: It's Not Illegal, But Is It Right?

    Drinking And Breastfeeding: It's Not Illegal, But Is It Right?

    Monday, March 31 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-03-31 17:06:53 GMT
    Drinking While Breastfeeding GraphicDrinking While Breastfeeding Graphic
    Social media lit up this week when a news report revealed that an Arkansas woman was arrested for endangering the welfare of her child after breastfeeding while drinking alcohol at a restaurant. The charge was later dropped, but the issue of breastfeeding and drinking is still a very real one.
    Social media lit up this week when a news report revealed that an Arkansas woman was arrested for endangering the welfare of her child after breastfeeding while drinking alcohol at a restaurant. The charge was later dropped, but the issue of breastfeeding and drinking is still a very real one.
  • $112,000 in Grants Awarded to CSRA Programs Serving Women and Children

    $112,000 in Grants Awarded to CSRA Programs Serving Women and Children

    Saturday, March 29 2014 1:42 AM EDT2014-03-29 05:42:39 GMT
    2014 WIP Grants Recipients2014 WIP Grants Recipients
    Women in Philanthropy for the CSRA awarded grants totaling $112,000 to 7 programs serving women and children at their annual spring luncheon Friday, March 28th.
    Women in Philanthropy for the CSRA awarded grants totaling $112,000 to 7 programs serving women and children at their annual spring luncheon Friday, March 28th.
  • 6th Annual Women In Philanthropy Meeting and 2014 Grants Awards Luncheon

    Women In Philanthropy Milestone: Grant Funding Now Exceeds a Half-Million Dollars

    Women In Philanthropy Milestone: Grant Funding Now Exceeds a Half-Million Dollars

    Saturday, March 29 2014 1:36 AM EDT2014-03-29 05:36:54 GMT
    2014 WIP Grants2014 WIP Grants
    This one was a milestone: in 6 years, Women In Philanthropy for the CSRA has funded 28 local grants totaling $523,300.
    This one was a milestone: in 6 years, Women In Philanthropy for the CSRA has funded 28 local grants totaling $523,300.
  • Raccoon Exposes Person To Rabies In Aiken County

    Raccoon Exposes Person To Rabies In Aiken County

    Friday, March 28 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-03-28 21:39:43 GMT
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    One person has been recommended to undergo post-exposure treatment after being exposed to rabies by a raccoon that tested positive for the disease in the southern portion of Aiken County.
    One person has been recommended to undergo post-exposure treatment after being exposed to rabies by a raccoon that tested positive for the disease in the southern portion of Aiken County.
  • Doctors Hospital To Open New Urgent And Primary Care Center In Riverwood Town Center

    Doctors Hospital To Open New Urgent And Primary Care Center In Riverwood Town Center

    Friday, March 28 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-03-28 18:26:38 GMT
    Across The CSRA graphicAcross The CSRA graphic
    Doctors Hospital will open a brand new neighborhood Urgent and Primary Care Center on Tuesday, April 1st, located at 3110 William Few Parkway in the Riverwood Town Center, in Evans.
    Doctors Hospital will open a brand new neighborhood Urgent and Primary Care Center on Tuesday, April 1st, located at 3110 William Few Parkway in the Riverwood Town Center, in Evans.
  • Wounded Veteran Receives Remodeled New Home In Martinez

    Wounded Veteran Receives Remodeled New Home In Martinez

    Friday, March 28 2014 4:46 AM EDT2014-03-28 08:46:31 GMT
    A wounded veteran from Augusta is moving into a new house thanks to some help from the community.
    A wounded veteran from Augusta is moving into a new house thanks to some help from the community.
  • Walton Foundation for Independence Sponsoring GA Artists with Disabilities Exhibit

    Award-winning art exhibit to visit Augusta

    Award-winning art exhibit to visit Augusta

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-03-27 03:44:32 GMT
    Approximately 50 award-winning pieces of art from disabled artists across Georgia, including one from the Central Savannah River Area, will be on display March 27-April 19 at the Georgia Artists with Disabilities, Inc's 29th annual statewide tour and exhibit.
    Approximately 50 award-winning pieces of art from disabled artists across Georgia, including one from the Central Savannah River Area, will be on display March 27-April 19 at the Georgia Artists with Disabilities, Inc's 29th annual statewide tour and exhibit.
  • 100% of sub sales go to local charities across the USA

    Jersey Mike's Day of Giving

    Jersey Mike's Day of Giving

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-03-27 03:42:02 GMT
    Day of Giving supports SFBFDay of Giving supports SFBF
    Jersey Mike's Subs will be contributing 100% of all sales on Wednesday, March 26th, to the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation.
    Jersey Mike's Subs will be contributing 100% of all sales on Wednesday, March 26th, to the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation.
  • Fort Gordon Celebrates 30th Special Olympics

    Fort Gordon Celebrates 30th Special Olympics

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-03-27 01:34:22 GMT
    900 athletes participated in the Special Olympics at Fort Gordon.900 athletes participated in the Special Olympics at Fort Gordon.
    Fort Gordon hosted its 30th annual Special Olympics Wednesday morning. Athletes between the ages of 5 and 60 took part in a number of events, including a softball throw and a long jump.
    Fort Gordon hosted its 30th annual Special Olympics Wednesday morning. Athletes between the ages of 5 and 60 took part in a number of events, including a softball throw and a long jump.
  • Dog Sniffs Out Diabetes

    Dog Sniffs Out Diabetes

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-03-27 01:20:31 GMT
    There's a new service dog for a student with Type I Diabetes. The dog is trained to react when blood sugar levels spike or drop.
    There's a new service dog for a student with Type I Diabetes. The dog is trained to react when blood sugar levels spike or drop.
  • Augusta Commission To Re-Ignite Smoking Ban Proposal

    Augusta Commission To Re-Ignite Smoking Ban Proposal

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-03-26 22:13:09 GMT
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     Some Augusta Commissioners don't want to butt out of snuffing out smoking and say an ordinance to ban smoking in public places including bars will return after twice being defeated.
     Some Augusta Commissioners don't want to butt out of snuffing out smoking and say an ordinance to ban smoking in public places including bars will return after twice being defeated.
  • Woman Convinces Herself, Everyone Else She Was Pregnant With Quintuplets

    Woman Convinces Herself, Everyone Else She Was Pregnant With Quintuplets

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-03-26 21:10:49 GMT
    Photo of Paul Servat and Barbara BienvenuePhoto of Paul Servat and Barbara Bienvenue
    A Canadian woman convinces her boyfriend...and even herself...that she's pregnant with quintuplets. Oddly enough, her body responded as if she actually was pregnant. Vanessa Lee explains how this so-called phantom pregnancy is even possible.
    A Canadian woman convinces her boyfriend...and even herself...that she's pregnant with quintuplets. Oddly enough, her body responded as if she actually was pregnant. Vanessa Lee explains how this so-called phantom pregnancy is even possible.
  • 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.
  • Using Marijuana to Help MS Patients

    Using Marijuana to Help MS Patients

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-03-26 01:58:27 GMT
    Marijuana Leaf Drugs graphicMarijuana Leaf Drugs graphic
    Marijuana has certainly been in the news a lot lately. From the push to ease criminal penalties on the drug, to the campaign to legalize it for medical purposes, it is dominating the headlines.Now there is another public study to add to the debate.Marci Gonzalez has the story.
    Marijuana has certainly been in the news a lot lately. From the push to ease criminal penalties on the drug, to the campaign to legalize it for medical purposes, it is dominating the headlines.Now there is another public study to add to the debate.Marci Gonzalez has the story.
  • Pollen Allergies and Food

    Pollen Allergies and Food

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-03-25 23:38:00 GMT
    According to the Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic, one in three people with seasonal allergies experience symptoms such as an itchy mouth, lips or throat and sniffling or sneezing - after eating raw foods and fresh fruit. Allergy patients may experience reactions when eating foods such as apples, pears, oranges, almonds and walnuts.
    According to the Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic, one in three people with seasonal allergies experience symptoms such as an itchy mouth, lips or throat and sniffling or sneezing - after eating raw foods and fresh fruit. Allergy patients may experience reactions when eating foods such as apples, pears, oranges, almonds and walnuts.
  • Sunscreen Protection

    Sunscreen Protection

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-03-25 17:59:00 GMT
    Have you had enough of winter? Are you ready to run outside and worship the sun, or lie on the beach and soak up some rays? Good for you, but doctors warn, be careful.
    Have you had enough of winter? Are you ready to run outside and worship the sun, or lie on the beach and soak up some rays? Good for you, but doctors warn, be careful.
  • "Come Out For Health" Week Underway At Georgia Regents University

    "Come Out For Health" Week Underway At Georgia Regents University

    Monday, March 24 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-03-24 21:55:13 GMT
    It's "Come Out For Health" week at Georgia Regents University, which is coordinated by GRU Equality.
    It's "Come Out For Health" week at Georgia Regents University, which is coordinated by GRU Equality.
  • "The Eye Guys" in Augusta Are First In The U.S. With New LASIK Technology

    "The Eye Guys" in Augusta Are First In The U.S. With New LASIK Technology

    Monday, March 24 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-03-24 17:27:44 GMT
    Photo of the new Wavelight Refractive Suite at The Eye Physicians & Surgeons of Augusta (The Eye Guys) Laser Center.Photo of the new Wavelight Refractive Suite at The Eye Physicians & Surgeons of Augusta (The Eye Guys) Laser Center.
    The new state-of-the-art Laser Center at The Eye Physicians & Surgeons of Augusta (The Eye Guys) has received the world’s fastest and most precise refractive laser suite, designed specifically for LASIK. It is the first center in the U.S. with the technology.
    The new state-of-the-art Laser Center at The Eye Physicians & Surgeons of Augusta (The Eye Guys) has received the world’s fastest and most precise refractive laser suite, designed specifically for LASIK. It is the first center in the U.S. with the technology.
  • Georgia Regents Medical Center Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation

    Georgia Regents Medical Center Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation

    Monday, March 24 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-03-24 15:34:03 GMT
    Georgia Regents Medical Center Logo graphicGeorgia Regents Medical Center Logo graphic
    Georgia Regents Medical Center has been accredited with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard, by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer.
    Georgia Regents Medical Center has been accredited with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard, by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer.
  • Columbia County Commission Leaves Hospital Decision to the State

    Columbia County Commission Leaves Hospital Decision to the State

    Columbia County Commission Leaves Hospital Decision to the State

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-03-19 21:13:30 GMT
    The decision of which hospital will be built in Columbia County is now left up to the state. Commissioners voted to approve all three hospitals for the bid, and let them make their case to the Georgia Department of Community Health. With multiple meetings, presentations, and work sessions, many thought the county was getting one step closer to making a decision. After Tuesday night’s meeting, all three hospitals are...
    The decision of which hospital will be built in Columbia County is now left up to the state. Commissioners voted to approve all three hospitals for the bid, and let them make their case to the Georgia Department of Community Health. With multiple meetings, presentations, and work sessions, many thought the county was getting one step closer to making a decision. After Tuesday night’s meeting, all three hospitals are...
  • Governor Nathan Deal Launches Plan To Improve Rural Access To Health Care

    Governor Nathan Deal Launches Plan To Improve Rural Access To Health Care

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-03-19 18:08:19 GMT
    Nathan Deal graphicNathan Deal graphic
    Wednesday, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Community Health, announced three new proposals to improve rural access to health care.
    Wednesday, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Community Health, announced three new proposals to improve rural access to health care.
  • 5th Annual Brain Injury Awareness Walk Raises Record Amount

    5th Annual Brain Injury Awareness Walk Raises Record Amount

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-03-18 20:10:25 GMT
    Photo of the beginning of the 5th annual Brain Injury Awareness Walk (Credit: Walton Foundation for Independence)Photo of the beginning of the 5th annual Brain Injury Awareness Walk (Credit: Walton Foundation for Independence)
    The 5th annual Brain Injury Awareness Walk on Saturday, March 8th raised a record $8,000 to support local brain injury survivors and Camp Hardgrove, an annual camp for adult brain injury survivors.
    The 5th annual Brain Injury Awareness Walk on Saturday, March 8th raised a record $8,000 to support local brain injury survivors and Camp Hardgrove, an annual camp for adult brain injury survivors.
  • University Health Care Foundation To Hold 22nd Annual Art Patchin/Will Weston Celebration

    University Health Care Foundation To Hold 22nd Annual Art Patchin/Will Weston Celebration

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-03-18 18:57:55 GMT
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    University Health Care Foundation will hold the 22nd annual Art Patchin/Will Weston Celebration Sunday, March 23rd. Click for details on the event.
    University Health Care Foundation will hold the 22nd annual Art Patchin/Will Weston Celebration Sunday, March 23rd. Click for details on the event.
  • Bill Would Require Cursive, Multiplication Memorization in SC

    Bill Would Require Cursive, Multiplication Memorization in SC

    Monday, March 17 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-03-17 23:26:00 GMT
    A bill that would require SC students to learn how to read and write cursive and memorize multiplication tables comes up for a vote Tuesday at the Statehouse.
    A bill that would require SC students to learn how to read and write cursive and memorize multiplication tables comes up for a vote Tuesday at the Statehouse.
  • 12th Annual Kelsi Long Memorial Ride

    12th Annual Kelsi Long Memorial Ride

    Saturday, March 15 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-03-16 01:53:44 GMT
    300 bikers turned out in full force for the 12th annual Kelsi Long Memorial Ride, which raises money for children with special needs and the Children's Hospital of Georgia.
    300 bikers turned out in full force for the 12th annual Kelsi Long Memorial Ride, which raises money for children with special needs and the Children's Hospital of Georgia.
  • USC Opens Unique Lab That Could Save Your Life

    USC Opens Unique Lab That Could Save Your Life

    Saturday, March 15 2014 12:36 AM EDT2014-03-15 04:36:35 GMT
    The Aseptic Compounding Experience Lab will give pharmacy students, and practicing pharmacists, hands-on training in making compounded medications.
    The Aseptic Compounding Experience Lab will give pharmacy students, and practicing pharmacists, hands-on training in making compounded medications.
  • CSRA Shag Club Offering Free Shag Lessons for Teens

    CSRA Shag Club Offering Free Shag Lessons for Teens

    Saturday, March 15 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-03-15 04:31:48 GMT
    The CSRA Shag Club is offering free lessons to kids ages 10-17 every Sunday in March.
    The CSRA Shag Club is offering free lessons to kids ages 10-17 every Sunday in March.
  • Operation Kid-Safe

    Operation Kid-Safe

    Friday, March 14 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-03-15 01:35:25 GMT
    Operation Kid-Safe is a free digital fingerprint and photo safety program. Operation Safe-Kid will take your child's picture and fingerprints, and print it out.
    Operation Kid-Safe is a free digital fingerprint and photo safety program. Operation Safe-Kid will take your child's picture and fingerprints, and print it out.
  • Bikers Go Full Throttle To Help The Kids

    Bikers Go Full Throttle To Help The Kids

    Friday, March 14 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-03-14 15:49:57 GMT
    Now in twelfth year, the Kelsi Long Memorial Ride has raised $90,000 for children with special needs since its inception.
    Now in its twelfth year, the Kelsi Long Memorial Ride has raised $90,000 for children with special needs since its inception.
  • "Trooper Terry" Hospitalized

    "Trooper Terry" Hospitalized

    Thursday, March 13 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-03-14 02:27:54 GMT
    Our thoughts and prayers are with our good friend, "Trooper Terry" Sams tonight as he remains hospitalized.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with our good friend, "Trooper Terry" Sams tonight as he remains hospitalized.
  • One Abortion Bill Passes, Others Get Hearing at SC Statehouse

    One Abortion Bill Passes, Others Get Hearing at SC Statehouse

    Thursday, March 13 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-03-13 23:00:48 GMT
    A South Carolina Senate subcommittee approved a bill Thursday aimed at closing abortion clinics.
    A South Carolina Senate subcommittee approved a bill Thursday aimed at closing abortion clinics.
  • Spring Cleanup for Your Health

    Spring Cleanup for Your Health

    Thursday, March 13 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-03-13 22:49:29 GMT
    Spring cleaning is a good opportunity to focus on some spring cleaning for your health's sake.
    Spring cleaning is a good opportunity to focus on some spring cleaning for your health's sake.
  • Palmetto Poison Center Observes National Poison Prevention Week

    Palmetto Poison Center Observes National Poison Prevention Week

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-03-11 19:36:02 GMT
    Palmetto Poison Center Logo imagePalmetto Poison Center Logo image
    The Palmetto Poison Center invites the public to join them in observing National Poison Prevention Week, which begins on March 16th to raise awareness about unintentional poisonings.
    The Palmetto Poison Center invites the public to join them in observing National Poison Prevention Week, which begins on March 16th to raise awareness about unintentional poisonings.
  • Kroger Aims To Raise $250,000 To Benefit Those Living With Neuromuscular Diseases

    Kroger Aims To Raise $250,000 To Benefit Those Living With Neuromuscular Diseases

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    Kroger's Atlanta Division is urging customers to support its annual fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) from March 16th-29th.
    Kroger's Atlanta Division is urging customers to support its annual fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) from March 16th-29th.
  • Should Obesity Be Considered A Disease?

    Should Obesity Be Considered A Disease?

    Monday, March 10 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-03-10 13:03:24 GMT
    A Gallup study says 28.2 percent of Georgians are obese, while South Carolina ranks in the top 10 when it comes to the most overweight states in the country. Now, some experts are posing the question: Should obesity labeled a disease?
    A Gallup study says 28.2 percent of Georgians are obese, while South Carolina ranks in the top 10 when it comes to the most overweight states in the country. Now, some experts are posing the question: Should obesity labeled a disease?
  • Mammograms Make A Difference

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    Buddy Check 6: Finding Breast Cancer Early Makes a Difference

    Thursday, March 6 2014 11:53 PM EST2014-03-07 04:53:41 GMT
    In this month's Buddy Check 6 report, Renee Hinson found her breast cancer early and now she's sharing her story encouraging other women to do the same.
    In this month's Buddy Check 6 report, Renee Hinson found her breast cancer early and now she's sharing her story encouraging other women to do the same.
  • "Got milk" campaign going away

    "Got milk" campaign going away

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 2:32 PM EST2014-02-25 19:32:17 GMT
    The ad slogan "Got Milk?" is no longer. The slogan was created for the California Milk Processor board back in 1993. Then it was picked up by the Milk Processor Education Program a couple years later. The
    The ad slogan "Got Milk?" is no longer. The slogan was created for the California Milk Processor board back in 1993. Then it was picked up by the Milk Processor Education Program a couple years later. The
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