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  • Murdered mother, Andrya DeGhelder, laid to rest Saturday

    Murdered mother, Andrya DeGhelder, laid to rest Saturday

    Saturday, August 18 2018 10:05 PM EDT2018-08-19 02:05:59 GMT
    The thirty-nine-year-old Grovetown mother killed in her own home was laid to rest Saturday. Andrya DeGhelder's funeral was this afternoon in her hometown of Salisbury, Missouri.  Last month, Columbia county deputies found her body in a dumpster a week after she went missing.  The Columbia County Sheriff's Office says it is a homicide. Right now, authorities need your tips to help bring justice to her family.  A Memorial Fund has been set up at the Merchant's and Farm...More >>
    The thirty-nine-year-old Grovetown mother killed in her own home was laid to rest Saturday. Andrya DeGhelder's funeral was this afternoon in her hometown of Salisbury, Missouri.  Last month, Columbia county deputies found her body in a dumpster a week after she went missing.  The Columbia County Sheriff's Office says it is a homicide. Right now, authorities need your tips to help bring justice to her family.  A Memorial Fund has been set up at the Merchant's and Farm...More >>
  • Dozens of animals adopted during Clear the Shelters Day

    Dozens of animals adopted during Clear the Shelters Day

    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:56 PM EDT2018-08-19 01:56:12 GMT
    3rd annual Clear the Shelters Day3rd annual Clear the Shelters Day
    3rd annual Clear the Shelters Day3rd annual Clear the Shelters Day
    Lots of people headed to the The Aiken County Animal Shelter for their 3rd annual Clear the Shelters day. They got to take home a furry friend for free Saturday.  The animal shelter had 75 adoptions - and all eligible animals are now in their forever homes! "The community support is really what we're looking for. Having everybody come out and open their homes to our homeless pets is really big for everyone who's been working here," said Hillary Clark-Kulis, Aiken Coun...More >>
    Lots of people headed to the The Aiken County Animal Shelter for their 3rd annual Clear the Shelters day. They got to take home a furry friend for free Saturday.  The animal shelter had 75 adoptions - and all eligible animals are now in their forever homes! "The community support is really what we're looking for. Having everybody come out and open their homes to our homeless pets is really big for everyone who's been working here," said Hillary Clark-Kulis, Aiken Coun...More >>
  • Mercedes-Benz of Augusta holds car wash to fund school supplies

    Mercedes-Benz of Augusta holds car wash to fund school supplies

    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:49 PM EDT2018-08-19 01:49:35 GMT
    Mercedes-Benz of Augusta raises money for school suppliesMercedes-Benz of Augusta raises money for school supplies
    Mercedes-Benz of Augusta raises money for school suppliesMercedes-Benz of Augusta raises money for school supplies
    A local car dealership worked to help Richmond County students get prepared to go back to school. Mercedes Benz of Augusta hosted a car wash to help raise money for school supplies. "The young warriors these guys that you see - and ladies - are our future officers. They came out and volunteered, so I have about 20 officers out here washing cars for Richmond County Schools," said De Pierce, Event Coordinator for Mercedes-Benz of Augusta. They washed about 60 vehicles. ...More >>
    A local car dealership worked to help Richmond County students get prepared to go back to school. Mercedes Benz of Augusta hosted a car wash to help raise money for school supplies. "The young warriors these guys that you see - and ladies - are our future officers. They came out and volunteered, so I have about 20 officers out here washing cars for Richmond County Schools," said De Pierce, Event Coordinator for Mercedes-Benz of Augusta. They washed about 60 vehicles. ...More >>
  • Teens graduate from National Guard Youth Challenge Program

    Teens graduate from National Guard Youth Challenge Program

    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:37 PM EDT2018-08-19 01:37:17 GMT
    Teens graduate from Ft. Gordon's Youth Challenge ProgramTeens graduate from Ft. Gordon's Youth Challenge Program
    Teens graduate from Ft. Gordon's Youth Challenge ProgramTeens graduate from Ft. Gordon's Youth Challenge Program
    Nearly 200 teens from across the state graduated from the National Guard Youth Challenge Program at Bell Auditorium Saturday. It's a voluntary intervention program open to kids 16 through 18 who want to change their lives through education. The 17-month course gives them lifelong skills through mentoring, community service and physical fitness.  "It helps at-risk youth. Kids who have been put out of school, some kids have not been put out of school but the traditional scho...More >>
    Nearly 200 teens from across the state graduated from the National Guard Youth Challenge Program at Bell Auditorium Saturday. It's a voluntary intervention program open to kids 16 through 18 who want to change their lives through education. The 17-month course gives them lifelong skills through mentoring, community service and physical fitness.  "It helps at-risk youth. Kids who have been put out of school, some kids have not been put out of school but the traditional scho...More >>
  • 4th Annual March For Jesus celebrates Christ and community in downtown Augusta

    4th Annual March For Jesus celebrates Christ and community in downtown Augusta

    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:26 PM EDT2018-08-19 01:26:17 GMT
    4th annual March For Jesus in downtown Augusta4th annual March For Jesus in downtown Augusta
    4th annual March For Jesus in downtown Augusta4th annual March For Jesus in downtown Augusta
    The March for Jesus walk promotes unity in a community of believers. For the fourth year, it kicked off in front of Curtis Baptist Church. "It's not about denomination, it's not about religion but it's about Jesus Christ," said Robin Burch.  Praises echoed through the heart of downtown as hundreds of people paraded down Broad Street. March for Jesus inspired people from all walks of life to pour into Augusta Commons.  March For Jesus Augusta Robin Bur...More >>
    The March for Jesus walk promotes unity in a community of believers. For the fourth year, it kicked off in front of Curtis Baptist Church. "It's not about denomination, it's not about religion but it's about Jesus Christ," said Robin Burch.  Praises echoed through the heart of downtown as hundreds of people paraded down Broad Street. March for Jesus inspired people from all walks of life to pour into Augusta Commons.  March For Jesus Augusta Robin Bur...More >>
  • WANTED: Harrison Whitlock Bourne

    WANTED: Harrison Whitlock Bourne

    Friday, August 17 2018 11:06 PM EDT2018-08-18 03:06:40 GMT
    Harrison Whitlock Bourne is Wanted by the RCSO for theft (Source: RCSO)Harrison Whitlock Bourne is Wanted by the RCSO for theft (Source: RCSO)
    Harrison Whitlock Bourne is Wanted by the RCSO for theft (Source: RCSO)Harrison Whitlock Bourne is Wanted by the RCSO for theft (Source: RCSO)
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding Harrison Whitlock Bourne. He is wanted for Theft by Conversion.  Bourne is 46- years old, between 5-foot-2 inches and 5-foot-four inches tall and between 125-135 pounds.  Bourne stole three trucks and almost $8,000 in tools and equipment from Herc Rentals on January 25, 2018. Bourne failed to make any payments on the trucks or equipment and did not return the items to the business. Bourne has numerous warrants fo...More >>
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding Harrison Whitlock Bourne. He is wanted for Theft by Conversion.  Bourne is 46- years old, between 5-foot-2 inches and 5-foot-four inches tall and between 125-135 pounds.  Bourne stole three trucks and almost $8,000 in tools and equipment from Herc Rentals on January 25, 2018. Bourne failed to make any payments on the trucks or equipment and did not return the items to the business. Bourne has numerous warrants fo...More >>
  • Narcan is being added to school emergency kits

    Narcan is being added to school emergency kits

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-08-18 02:53:26 GMT

    A life-saving drug meant to reverse opioid overdoses is now in some schools across Georgia. That includes Columbia County schools. 

    Governor Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 121, allowing people who aren't health care professionals to administer Naloxone - better known as Narcan. 

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    A life-saving drug meant to reverse opioid overdoses is now in some schools across Georgia. That includes Columbia County schools. 

    Governor Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 121, allowing people who aren't health care professionals to administer Naloxone - better known as Narcan. 

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  • Crews work to convert two roads near Georgia Cyber Center to one-way streets

    Crews work to convert two roads near Georgia Cyber Center to one-way streets

    Friday, August 17 2018 9:59 PM EDT2018-08-18 01:59:20 GMT
    Crews work to change 2-way streets into one-way roadsCrews work to change 2-way streets into one-way roads
    Crews work to change 2-way streets into one-way roadsCrews work to change 2-way streets into one-way roads

    Driving in parts of downtown Augusta will be different in a few weeks. Richmond County's Traffic Engineering department is in the process of transforming portions of 11th and 12th streets into one-ways. That work officially starts Monday. 11th Street, which is currently a 2-way, will transform to a one-way heading away from the Georgia Cyber Center within the upcoming weeks. Now, drivers will get the perk of having several dozen brand new parking spaces, but this change will imp...

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    Driving in parts of downtown Augusta will be different in a few weeks. Richmond County's Traffic Engineering department is in the process of transforming portions of 11th and 12th streets into one-ways. That work officially starts Monday. 11th Street, which is currently a 2-way, will transform to a one-way heading away from the Georgia Cyber Center within the upcoming weeks. Now, drivers will get the perk of having several dozen brand new parking spaces, but this change will imp...

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  • State Representatives meet in North Augusta to discuss V.C. Summer Project

    State Representatives meet in North Augusta to discuss V.C. Summer Project

    Friday, August 17 2018 7:14 PM EDT2018-08-17 23:14:22 GMT
    State Representative Bill Hixon, Senator Shane Massey, and Senator Tom Young speak to residents (Source: WFXG)State Representative Bill Hixon, Senator Shane Massey, and Senator Tom Young speak to residents (Source: WFXG)

    The North Augusta Chamber of Commerce held a meeting this morning to hear from state representatives. In attendance was State Representative Bill Hixon, Senator Shane Massey, and Senator Tom Young.

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    The North Augusta Chamber of Commerce held a meeting this morning to hear from state representatives. In attendance was State Representative Bill Hixon, Senator Shane Massey, and Senator Tom Young.

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  • Suspect wanted for Aiken Dollar General robbery

    Suspect wanted for Aiken Dollar General robbery

    Friday, August 17 2018 7:12 PM EDT2018-08-17 23:12:14 GMT
    Aiken Dollar General robbery suspect (source: Aiken Department of Public Safety)Aiken Dollar General robbery suspect (source: Aiken Department of Public Safety)

    The Aiken Department of Public Safety is asking for the public's help identifying a man they say robbed the Dollar General on Richland Ave. According to investigators, the man in the photo attached to this article approached the rear of the store, but left when he noticed security cameras.

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    The Aiken Department of Public Safety is asking for the public's help identifying a man they say robbed the Dollar General on Richland Ave. According to investigators, the man in the photo attached to this article approached the rear of the store, but left when he noticed security cameras.

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  • Traffic problems for subdivisions along Gordon Highway

    Traffic problems for subdivisions along Gordon Highway

    Friday, August 17 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-08-17 23:07:49 GMT
    RESIDENTS DEMANDING TRAFFIC LIGHT (SOURCE: WFXG)RESIDENTS DEMANDING TRAFFIC LIGHT (SOURCE: WFXG)

    Residents who live along Gordon Highway are frustrated with having too much traffic near their neighborhood and they want city leaders to do something about it. Since Gordon Highway is a state highway, federal law require studies be done to determine if a traffic signal is needed.

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    Residents who live along Gordon Highway are frustrated with having too much traffic near their neighborhood and they want city leaders to do something about it. Since Gordon Highway is a state highway, federal law require studies be done to determine if a traffic signal is needed.

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  • Trump says he 'won't let' social media target conservatives

    Trump says he 'won't let' social media target conservatives

    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:48 AM EDT2018-08-18 13:48:43 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-08-19 03:47:51 GMT
    President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (Source: AP Photo/Pablo MartinPresident Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (Source: AP Photo/Pablo Martin

    President Donald Trump is accusing social media companies of "totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices" and says he "we won't let that happen.".

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    President Donald Trump is accusing social media companies of "totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices" and says he "we won't let that happen.".

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  • Italy's leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 43

    Italy's leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 43

    Saturday, August 18 2018 4:10 AM EDT2018-08-18 08:10:33 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-08-19 03:47:22 GMT
    (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP). Firefighters remove debris of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Italian authorities have lowered the death to 38 from 39 in the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa. Genoa Prefec...(Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP). Firefighters remove debris of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Italian authorities have lowered the death to 38 from 39 in the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa. Genoa Prefec...

    Italian media say three more bodies have been found in the rubble of the Genoa bridge collapse, raising the death toll to 41.

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    Italian media say three more bodies have been found in the rubble of the Genoa bridge collapse, raising the death toll to 41.

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  • Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

    Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

    Saturday, August 18 2018 6:00 AM EDT2018-08-18 10:00:29 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-08-19 03:47:08 GMT
    Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died.

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    Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died.

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  • Aretha Franklin's funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

    Aretha Franklin's funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

    Friday, August 17 2018 4:27 PM EDT2018-08-17 20:27:23 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-08-19 02:46:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File). FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2006 file photo, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, background on piano, perform the national anthem before the Super Bowl XL football game in Detroit. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home...(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File). FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2006 file photo, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, background on piano, perform the national anthem before the Super Bowl XL football game in Detroit. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home...
    Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 30 in her hometown of Detroit.More >>
    Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 30 in her hometown of Detroit.More >>
  • 15-year-old girl shoots, kills mother's abusive boyfriend, sheriff says

    15-year-old girl shoots, kills mother's abusive boyfriend, sheriff says

    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:57 PM EDT2018-08-19 01:57:05 GMT
    The two bullets struck 46-year-old Steven Kelley in the chest. (Source: Raycom Media, file)The two bullets struck 46-year-old Steven Kelley in the chest. (Source: Raycom Media, file)

    The deceased was a convicted felon who had several guns and often carried on his person. He had two domestic violence protection orders against him from two women in Indiana and Ohio.

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    The deceased was a convicted felon who had several guns and often carried on his person. He had two domestic violence protection orders against him from two women in Indiana and Ohio.

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  • US approves new generic competitor to EpiPen

    US approves new generic competitor to EpiPen

    Thursday, August 16 2018 3:47 PM EDT2018-08-16 19:47:00 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 8:11 PM EDT2018-08-19 00:11:34 GMT
    The new generic version will be sold by Teva Pharmaceuticals. (Source: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)The new generic version will be sold by Teva Pharmaceuticals. (Source: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

    US officials approves new generic competitor for emergency allergy medication EpiPen.

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    US officials approves new generic competitor for emergency allergy medication EpiPen.

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  • Officials investigate cause of death for Colorado mom, kids

    Officials investigate cause of death for Colorado mom, kids

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:14:36 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-08-18 21:51:40 GMT
    (The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts.  The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...(The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts. The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...

    Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life - of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children.

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    Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life - of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children.

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  • ICE detains man driving pregnant wife to hospital to give birth

    ICE detains man driving pregnant wife to hospital to give birth

    Saturday, August 18 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-08-18 21:41:57 GMT

    A California woman is demanding answers after she says federal immigration authorities detained her husband as he was trying to take her to the hospital to give birth.

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    A California woman is demanding answers after she says federal immigration authorities detained her husband as he was trying to take her to the hospital to give birth.

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  • No prison time for former doctor convicted of raping sedated woman

    No prison time for former doctor convicted of raping sedated woman

    Saturday, August 18 2018 5:02 PM EDT2018-08-18 21:02:11 GMT

    Sheikh claimed the contact was consensual, but the victim was not assigned to his care.

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    Sheikh claimed the contact was consensual, but the victim was not assigned to his care.

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  • 88-year-old man arrested, accused of burning raccoon alive for eating his mangoes

    88-year-old man arrested, accused of burning raccoon alive for eating his mangoes

    Saturday, August 18 2018 2:35 PM EDT2018-08-18 18:35:09 GMT

    Ezra James posted a $2,000 bail. An officer shot the animal to put it out of its misery.

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    Ezra James posted a $2,000 bail. An officer shot the animal to put it out of its misery.

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  • 'Act like a lady': Houston school removes 'misogynistic' quote following social media firestorm

    'Act like a lady': Houston school removes 'misogynistic' quote following social media firestorm

    Saturday, August 18 2018 12:11 PM EDT2018-08-18 16:11:45 GMT

    The quote had reportedly been on the wall of the Gregory-Lincoln Education Center for at least five years.

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    The quote had reportedly been on the wall of the Gregory-Lincoln Education Center for at least five years.

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  • DNA test links woman to long-lost father

    DNA test links woman to long-lost father

    Saturday, August 18 2018 11:05 AM EDT2018-08-18 15:05:13 GMT

    Samantha Wells took a DNA test and discovered her father, James Long, in Sacramento, CA. Wells is Long's sixth child. 

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    Samantha Wells took a DNA test and discovered her father, James Long, in Sacramento, CA. Wells is Long's sixth child. 

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  • Manafort judge says he fears for jurors' safety

    Manafort judge says he fears for jurors' safety

    Saturday, August 18 2018 1:25 AM EDT2018-08-18 05:25:24 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:37 AM EDT2018-08-18 13:37:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Federal court is seen as the second day of jury deliberations begin in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in Alexandria, Va., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Federal court is seen as the second day of jury deliberations begin in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in Alexandria, Va., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.

    The judge in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's fraud trial is refusing to release the names of jurors.

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    The judge in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's fraud trial is refusing to release the names of jurors.

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  • Woman calls cops on man trying to get into his own car

    Woman calls cops on man trying to get into his own car

    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:03 AM EDT2018-08-18 13:03:15 GMT

    Corvontae Davis, a black man, was putting money into a parking meter when he was confronted by a white woman. 

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    Corvontae Davis, a black man, was putting money into a parking meter when he was confronted by a white woman. 

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  • Tucker automobiles, famed for innovation and scandal, will get a day in the sun

    Tucker automobiles, famed for innovation and scandal, will get a day in the sun

    Aug 18, 2018 08:30 AM2018-08-18 12:30:00 GMT

    Rare car enthusiasts and history buffs will soon gather out west to get an up-close glimpse of a fabled noble failure of the auto industry.

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    Rare car enthusiasts and history buffs will soon gather out west to get an up-close glimpse of a fabled noble failure of the auto industry.

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  • College students subdue man who stole cop car and hijacked bus, CA police say

    College students subdue man who stole cop car and hijacked bus, CA police say

    Saturday, August 18 2018 4:26 AM EDT2018-08-18 08:26:04 GMT

    A man in Sacramento is accused of using a stolen police car to steal a bus from a university campus.

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    A man in Sacramento is accused of using a stolen police car to steal a bus from a university campus.

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  • Shooting injures 2 at FL high school football game

    Shooting injures 2 at FL high school football game

    Saturday, August 18 2018 3:04 AM EDT2018-08-18 07:04:34 GMT

    The shooting happened at Palm Beach Central High School, whose football team was playing William T. Dwyer High School.

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    The shooting happened at Palm Beach Central High School, whose football team was playing William T. Dwyer High School.

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  • Jamie's weekend First Alert Forecast, Friday, August 17, 2018

    Jamie's weekend First Alert Forecast, Friday, August 17, 2018

  • ESPN will not play national anthem before Monday night games, its president says

    ESPN will not play national anthem before Monday night games, its president says

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:44 PM EDT2018-08-18 02:44:58 GMT

    ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro said “we generally have not broadcasted the anthem” and that was unlikely to change this year.

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    ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro said “we generally have not broadcasted the anthem” and that was unlikely to change this year.

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  • White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

    White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

    Monday, August 13 2018 1:38 AM EDT2018-08-13 05:38:00 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 8:00 PM EDT2018-08-18 00:00:48 GMT
    Officials are demanding that the EPA act quickly to clean up local water systems testing positive for dangerous levels of PFAS. (Source: Raycom Media)Officials are demanding that the EPA act quickly to clean up local water systems testing positive for dangerous levels of PFAS. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Officials are demanding that the EPA act quickly to clean up local water systems testing positive for dangerous levels of chemicals used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more.

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    Officials are demanding that the EPA act quickly to clean up local water systems testing positive for dangerous levels of chemicals used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more.

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  • Girl who pushed friend 60 feet off a bridge charged with reckless endangerment

    Girl who pushed friend 60 feet off a bridge charged with reckless endangerment

    Friday, August 17 2018 7:49 PM EDT2018-08-17 23:49:28 GMT

    The girl who was pushed, Jordan Holgerson, suffered broken ribs and punctured lungs in the fall, but is recovering.

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    The girl who was pushed, Jordan Holgerson, suffered broken ribs and punctured lungs in the fall, but is recovering.

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  • 'This is animal abuse': Woman charged after 'intentionally' starving ex's dog

    'This is animal abuse': Woman charged after 'intentionally' starving ex's dog

    Friday, August 17 2018 7:38 PM EDT2018-08-17 23:38:06 GMT

    Champ, a Rottweiler-mastiff mix, should weigh 110 pounds. He's 50 pounds and remains in critical condition.

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    Champ, a Rottweiler-mastiff mix, should weigh 110 pounds. He's 50 pounds and remains in critical condition.

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  • UPDATE: Missing Grovetown man located

    UPDATE: Missing Grovetown man located

    Friday, August 17 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-08-17 23:15:15 GMT
    Darrell Watson (Grovetown Dept. of Public Safety)Darrell Watson (Grovetown Dept. of Public Safety)

    The Grovetown Department of Public Safety requests your help in finding a missing person. His name is Darrell Watson and he is a white male, 6-foot-1-inches, and weighs 185 pounds. 

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    The Grovetown Department of Public Safety requests your help in finding a missing person. His name is Darrell Watson and he is a white male, 6-foot-1-inches, and weighs 185 pounds. 

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  • Manafort judge says he's received threats, won't name jurors

    Manafort judge says he's received threats, won't name jurors

    Friday, August 17 2018 12:38 AM EDT2018-08-17 04:38:45 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-08-17 22:21:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Television cameras are set up outside of federal court as jury deliberations are set to begin in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Television cameras are set up outside of federal court as jury deliberations are set to begin in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.

    The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has ended its first day of deliberations.

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    The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has ended its first day of deliberations.

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  • Florida girl denied school lunch over 15 cents, mother says

    Florida girl denied school lunch over 15 cents, mother says

    Friday, August 17 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-08-17 21:40:45 GMT

    The lunchroom cashier took the lunch away when the girl came up short on funds.

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    The lunchroom cashier took the lunch away when the girl came up short on funds.

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  • Jay Jefferies early morning forecast 8/17/19

    Jay Jefferies early morning forecast 8/17/19

    Jay Jefferies has your early morning First Alert forecast for Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.

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    Jay Jefferies has your early morning First Alert forecast for Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.

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  • Drug overdose deaths up nearly 7% in US

    Drug overdose deaths up nearly 7% in US

    Friday, August 17 2018 1:12 PM EDT2018-08-17 17:12:02 GMT

    The CDC projects some 49,000 people will have died from opioid overdoses in 2017 once the counting is done.

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    The CDC projects some 49,000 people will have died from opioid overdoses in 2017 once the counting is done.

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  • Richmond County Back to School Drive

    Richmond County Back to School Drive

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:50 AM EDT2018-08-17 14:50:05 GMT
    Richmond County Schools (WFXG)Richmond County Schools (WFXG)
    Richmond County Schools (WFXG)Richmond County Schools (WFXG)

    Mercedes-Benz of Augusta hosting a Back to School Drive on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Soldiers from the Augusta Warrior Project will be on hand to wash cars for cash or school supply donations. Hotdogs and hamburgers will be grilled by RCSS Superintendent Angela Pringle and Commissioner Bill Fennoy. All donations will support the students of Richmond County.

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    Mercedes-Benz of Augusta hosting a Back to School Drive on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Soldiers from the Augusta Warrior Project will be on hand to wash cars for cash or school supply donations. Hotdogs and hamburgers will be grilled by RCSS Superintendent Angela Pringle and Commissioner Bill Fennoy. All donations will support the students of Richmond County.

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  • Up Fur Adoption Now: Sonny

    Up Fur Adoption Now: Sonny

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:30 AM EDT2018-08-17 14:30:27 GMT

    FOX 54 is a big champion for animals in need.  This week’s featured pet Up Fur Adoption Now –Sonny. Sonny is a 2 year-old, 25 lb Chihuahua/Corgi mix. He’s being sheltered by Hands To Paws. 

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    FOX 54 is a big champion for animals in need.  This week’s featured pet Up Fur Adoption Now –Sonny. Sonny is a 2 year-old, 25 lb Chihuahua/Corgi mix. He’s being sheltered by Hands To Paws. 

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  • UPDATE: Suspect identified in Baymont Hotel shooting

    UPDATE: Suspect identified in Baymont Hotel shooting

    Friday, August 17 2018 9:57 AM EDT2018-08-17 13:57:46 GMT
    Mark Lynn Daniels (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mark Lynn Daniels (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    The suspect in Thursday night's shooting at Baymont Inn and Suites has been identified. Investigators have identified the suspect as 32-year-old Mark Lynn Daniels. The sheriff's office was called out to the hotel just before 9 p.m. for a reported shooting.

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    The suspect in Thursday night's shooting at Baymont Inn and Suites has been identified. Investigators have identified the suspect as 32-year-old Mark Lynn Daniels. The sheriff's office was called out to the hotel just before 9 p.m. for a reported shooting.

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  • Detroit residents remember Aretha Franklin, impact on city

    Detroit residents remember Aretha Franklin, impact on city

    Thursday, August 16 2018 4:17 PM EDT2018-08-16 20:17:11 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 9:31 AM EDT2018-08-17 13:31:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Paul Sancya). Daniel Sturgis pauses outside New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and...(AP Photo/Paul Sancya). Daniel Sturgis pauses outside New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and...

    Aretha Franklin was Detroit's favorite daughter, often singing at the church where her father once led and headlining charity functions for kids or the less fortunate.

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    Aretha Franklin was Detroit's favorite daughter, often singing at the church where her father once led and headlining charity functions for kids or the less fortunate.

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  • EpiPen shortage continues as start of school increases demand

    EpiPen shortage continues as start of school increases demand

    Friday, August 17 2018 9:03 AM EDT2018-08-17 13:03:03 GMT

    Sales of EpiPen devices typically spike during the back-to-school season, but there have been supply issues for months. 

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    Sales of EpiPen devices typically spike during the back-to-school season, but there have been supply issues for months. 

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  • Man threatens to kill CA woman's mom as part of elaborate phone scam

    Man threatens to kill CA woman's mom as part of elaborate phone scam

    Friday, August 17 2018 4:19 AM EDT2018-08-17 08:19:45 GMT

    An investigation is underway after a California woman said she paid $1,400 in a fake kidnapping scam.

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    An investigation is underway after a California woman said she paid $1,400 in a fake kidnapping scam.

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  • Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

    Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

    Thursday, August 16 2018 4:05 AM EDT2018-08-16 08:05:05 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 2:20 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:20:10 GMT
    The man's pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste were reported missing Monday.The man's pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste were reported missing Monday.

    Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case.

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    Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case.

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  • Call from pizzeria led NH police to find elderly woman's body in house

    Call from pizzeria led NH police to find elderly woman's body in house

    Friday, August 17 2018 1:58 AM EDT2018-08-17 05:58:10 GMT

    A pizza restaurant alerted authorities to a man exhibiting erratic behavior, leading police to discover his mother's dead body in his home.

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    A pizza restaurant alerted authorities to a man exhibiting erratic behavior, leading police to discover his mother's dead body in his home.

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  • Former US security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance

    Former US security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance

    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:50 AM EDT2018-08-16 04:50:48 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 12:19 AM EDT2018-08-17 04:19:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE - In this May 23, 2017, file photo, former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. President Donald Trum...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE - In this May 23, 2017, file photo, former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. President Donald Trum...

    Trump also threatened to yank the clearances of a handful of individuals, including former top intelligence and law enforcement officials, as well as a current member of the Justice Department.

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    Trump also threatened to yank the clearances of a handful of individuals, including former top intelligence and law enforcement officials, as well as a current member of the Justice Department.

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  • Pentagon delays Trump's military parade until at least 2019

    Pentagon delays Trump's military parade until at least 2019

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:16 PM EDT2018-08-16 18:16:40 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-08-17 04:14:31 GMT
    Military units participate in the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)Military units participate in the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    A U.S. official says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump would cost about $92 million _ more than three times the maximum initial estimate.

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    A U.S. official says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump would cost about $92 million _ more than three times the maximum initial estimate.

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  • Jamie's First Alert Forecast, Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Jamie's First Alert Forecast, Thursday, August 16, 2018

  • Leadership Augusta welcomes class of 2019

    Leadership Augusta welcomes class of 2019

    Friday, August 17 2018 12:05 AM EDT2018-08-17 04:05:26 GMT

    Leadership Augusta revealed the class of 2019 on August 16 at the Augusta Museum of History. The class is made up of 40 professionals in the Augusta area. They now all have the opportunity to learn more about the community through this program.  It is a 10 month long program, starting in August and ending in May. 

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    Leadership Augusta revealed the class of 2019 on August 16 at the Augusta Museum of History. The class is made up of 40 professionals in the Augusta area. They now all have the opportunity to learn more about the community through this program.  It is a 10 month long program, starting in August and ending in May. 

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  • Aretha Franklin's several ties to Augusta including close friendship with James Brown

    Aretha Franklin's several ties to Augusta including close friendship with James Brown

    Thursday, August 16 2018 11:22 PM EDT2018-08-17 03:22:28 GMT

    Aretha Franklin was 76-years-old when she passed away earlier today surrounded by family and friends. The queen of Soul made her mark touching millions around the world. She shared a special relationship with our very own James Brown. "Her voice was everything. She was trained in the church and that's where it all started for her from her father CL Franklin," says Noura Gordon, Pyramid Music Manager.   An iconic legend that needs no introduction. Her voice a...

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    Aretha Franklin was 76-years-old when she passed away earlier today surrounded by family and friends. The queen of Soul made her mark touching millions around the world. She shared a special relationship with our very own James Brown. "Her voice was everything. She was trained in the church and that's where it all started for her from her father CL Franklin," says Noura Gordon, Pyramid Music Manager.   An iconic legend that needs no introduction. Her voice a...

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  • Mother whisks kids out of toy vehicle just before it bursts into flames

    Mother whisks kids out of toy vehicle just before it bursts into flames

    Thursday, August 16 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-08-17 03:12:32 GMT

    The fire consumed a child's toy electric vehicle. Just moments before Michelle Kline’s two kids were in it.

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    The fire consumed a child's toy electric vehicle. Just moments before Michelle Kline’s two kids were in it.

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  • Trump team takes aim at Omarosa book, threatens legal action against publisher

    Trump team takes aim at Omarosa book, threatens legal action against publisher

    Thursday, August 16 2018 9:48 PM EDT2018-08-17 01:48:46 GMT

    Omarosa's book publisher, Simon and Schuster, says Trump and his lawyers do not have a "viable legal claim."

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    Omarosa's book publisher, Simon and Schuster, says Trump and his lawyers do not have a "viable legal claim."

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  • Expired, unwanted and unused prescription drugs collected at drug take-back event

    Expired, unwanted and unused prescription drugs collected at drug take-back event

    Thursday, August 16 2018 9:01 PM EDT2018-08-17 01:01:33 GMT
    Drug Take Back Day in Richmond CountyDrug Take Back Day in Richmond County
    Drug Take Back Day in Richmond CountyDrug Take Back Day in Richmond County

    Doctors say 116 people die every day from intentional or accidental opioid overdoses. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office partnered with Doctor's Hospital to collect hundreds of pounds of prescription drugs from people driving by. FOX 54's Jasmine Anderson tells you why clearing your medicine cabinet protects your family, the community and the environment.  "We don't want this type of medication to get into the wrong hands," explained Richmond County Sheriff's O...

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    Doctors say 116 people die every day from intentional or accidental opioid overdoses. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office partnered with Doctor's Hospital to collect hundreds of pounds of prescription drugs from people driving by. FOX 54's Jasmine Anderson tells you why clearing your medicine cabinet protects your family, the community and the environment.  "We don't want this type of medication to get into the wrong hands," explained Richmond County Sheriff's O...

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  • US students turn grief into tech startup after France attack

    US students turn grief into tech startup after France attack

    Saturday, August 11 2018 11:34 AM EDT2018-08-11 15:34:37 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 8:16 PM EDT2018-08-17 00:16:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). University of California students, from left, Anjali Banerjee, Alice Ma and Tyler Heintz walk near the university's campus Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in, Berkeley, Calif. The students who were in Nice, France when a terror...(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). University of California students, from left, Anjali Banerjee, Alice Ma and Tyler Heintz walk near the university's campus Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in, Berkeley, Calif. The students who were in Nice, France when a terror...

    University of California, Berkeley students who were in the French city of Nice when a man drove a 19-ton truck through the crowd, killing their classmate and 85 other people, have turned their grief into building...

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    University of California, Berkeley students who were in the French city of Nice when a man drove a 19-ton truck through the crowd, killing their classmate and 85 other people, have turned their grief into building a tech startup to fight terrorism.

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  • The first ever Masters Tournament official program is up for bid online

    The first ever Masters Tournament official program is up for bid online

    Thursday, August 16 2018 7:31 PM EDT2018-08-16 23:31:48 GMT
    A 1934 Masters Tournament Program is up for bid online (Source: Lelands Sports Memorabilia and Card Auctions)A 1934 Masters Tournament Program is up for bid online (Source: Lelands Sports Memorabilia and Card Auctions)
    A 1934 Masters Tournament Program is up for bid online (Source: Lelands Sports Memorabilia and Card Auctions)A 1934 Masters Tournament Program is up for bid online (Source: Lelands Sports Memorabilia and Card Auctions)

    A 1934 Masters Tournament Official Program is up for bid online at Lelands and currently going for $1,948.00. Hurry, because there is only one day left to bid!  

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    A 1934 Masters Tournament Official Program is up for bid online at Lelands and currently going for $1,948.00. Hurry, because there is only one day left to bid!  

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  • Recall for 'overheating, melting, exploding' Xtava hair dryers

    Recall for 'overheating, melting, exploding' Xtava hair dryers

    Thursday, August 16 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-08-16 22:52:57 GMT
    The recall announcement said there have been 193 reports of the dryers malfunctioning. (Source: Xtava)The recall announcement said there have been 193 reports of the dryers malfunctioning. (Source: Xtava)

    The recall announcement said there have been 193 reports of the dryers malfunctioning.

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    The recall announcement said there have been 193 reports of the dryers malfunctioning.

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  • See your child on the news with Jay!

    Weather with Jay

    Weather with Jay

    Weather with Jay is a new weekly segment that will air on FOX 54 News Now Friday mornings. Each week, Jay Jefferies will choose one child to come on and do the weather with him live on air.

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    Weather with Jay is a new weekly segment that will air on FOX 54 News Now Friday mornings. Each week, Jay Jefferies will choose one child to come on and do the weather with him live on air.

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  • Improving the lives of our children

    For Our Children

    For Our Children

    FOX 54 has launched the For Our Children community campaign. It's our station's most ambitious community project to improve the lives of children in the CSRA. Our efforts will include helping charities that focus on children's needs, recognizing the achievements of local children and providing you with valuable information so you can be a powerful positive role model in the life of a child, which benefits the future for all of our children in the CSRA.

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    FOX 54 has launched the For Our Children community campaign. It's our station's most ambitious community project to improve the lives of children in the CSRA. Our efforts will include helping charities that focus on children's needs, recognizing the achievements of local children and providing you with valuable information so you can be a powerful positive role model in the life of a child, which benefits the future for all of our children in the CSRA.

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  • Spotlighting amazing kids in our community

    High 5 4 Kids

    High 5 4 Kids

    FOX 54 is recognizing children who are making a positive impact in our community, who are overcoming the odds and who have special talents.

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    FOX 54 is recognizing children who are making a positive impact in our community, who are overcoming the odds and who have special talents.

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  • Richmond County Back to School Drive

    Richmond County Back to School Drive

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:50 AM EDT2018-08-17 14:50:05 GMT
    Richmond County Schools (WFXG)Richmond County Schools (WFXG)
    Richmond County Schools (WFXG)Richmond County Schools (WFXG)

    Mercedes-Benz of Augusta hosting a Back to School Drive on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Soldiers from the Augusta Warrior Project will be on hand to wash cars for cash or school supply donations. Hotdogs and hamburgers will be grilled by RCSS Superintendent Angela Pringle and Commissioner Bill Fennoy. All donations will support the students of Richmond County.

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    Mercedes-Benz of Augusta hosting a Back to School Drive on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Soldiers from the Augusta Warrior Project will be on hand to wash cars for cash or school supply donations. Hotdogs and hamburgers will be grilled by RCSS Superintendent Angela Pringle and Commissioner Bill Fennoy. All donations will support the students of Richmond County.

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  • Richmond County Board of Education Qualifying to Open Monday

    Richmond County Board of Education Qualifying to Open Monday

    Thursday, August 16 2018 11:12 AM EDT2018-08-16 15:12:23 GMT
    Richmond County Schools (WFXG)Richmond County Schools (WFXG)
    Richmond County Schools (WFXG)Richmond County Schools (WFXG)

    Qualifying for Richmond County Board of Education will begin on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM and will close on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 12:00 Noon.

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    Qualifying for Richmond County Board of Education will begin on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM and will close on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 12:00 Noon.

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  • Charlie Norwood VA seeking Vietnam Veterans

    Charlie Norwood VA seeking Vietnam Veterans

    Thursday, August 9 2018 10:48 AM EDT2018-08-09 14:48:44 GMT
    Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center prepares for Hurricane IrmaCharlie Norwood VA Medical Center prepares for Hurricane Irma
    Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center prepares for Hurricane IrmaCharlie Norwood VA Medical Center prepares for Hurricane Irma

    Charlie Norwood VA Medical center is seeking Vietnam Veterans to participate in a ceremony tentatively scheduled for October.

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    Charlie Norwood VA Medical center is seeking Vietnam Veterans to participate in a ceremony tentatively scheduled for October.

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