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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
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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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    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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  • Attention disorders in the classroom

    Attention disorders in the classroom

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-08-08 22:11:29 GMT
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    Students are back in class and it is important to make sure they do well in their studies. If he or she complains of not being able to stay focus then it could be a bigger issue.

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    Students are back in class and it is important to make sure they do well in their studies. If he or she complains of not being able to stay focus then it could be a bigger issue.

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  • City of Aiken Offers Summer Adventures Day Camp

    City of Aiken Offers Summer Adventures Day Camp

    Monday, May 28 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-05-28 12:31:25 GMT
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    The City of Aiken Parks and Recreation Department is offering weekly Adventures Day Camp sessions for the summer. Camp sessions will be held at the H.O. Weeks Activities Center, located at 1700 Whiskey Road in Aiken.

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    The City of Aiken Parks and Recreation Department is offering weekly Adventures Day Camp sessions for the summer. Camp sessions will be held at the H.O. Weeks Activities Center, located at 1700 Whiskey Road in Aiken.

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  • Spotlighting amazing kids in our communityHigh 5 4 KidsMore>>

  • High 5 4 Kids: Jahmar Bingham

    High 5 4 Kids: Jahmar Bingham

    Thursday, August 3 2017 5:11 AM EDT2017-08-03 09:11:03 GMT

    This week we High 5 Grovetown High School athlete Jahmar Bingham 4 involvement in the Cam Newton Foundation. Since 2010, Jahmar Bingham has been an incredible athlete at every level. Throughout elementary school, middle school, and high school he won Best Offensive Player, Best Defensive Player, Best Special Teams Player, as well as Most Valuable Player Awards.  Now, preparing for 2017, Jahmar, a Grovetown High School Senior, motivates Columbia County Freshmen, Sophomores, and ...

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    This week we High 5 Grovetown High School athlete Jahmar Bingham 4 involvement in the Cam Newton Foundation. Since 2010, Jahmar Bingham has been an incredible athlete at every level. Throughout elementary school, middle school, and high school he won Best Offensive Player, Best Defensive Player, Best Special Teams Player, as well as Most Valuable Player Awards.  Now, preparing for 2017, Jahmar, a Grovetown High School Senior, motivates Columbia County Freshmen, Sophomores, and ...

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  • High 5 4 Kids: Jonathan Lnariof

    High 5 4 Kids: Jonathan Lnariof

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 3:18 PM EDT2017-08-09 19:18:17 GMT

    Camp Rainbow: Where challenges become victories. This week, we high five one camper for overcoming cancer. Jonathan, an energetic third grader, wins daily as a cancer survivor.

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    Camp Rainbow: Where challenges become victories. This week, we high five one camper for overcoming cancer. Jonathan, an energetic third grader, wins daily as a cancer survivor.

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  • High 5 4 Kids: JAYLON BOKKNIGHT

    High 5 4 Kids: JAYLON BOKKNIGHT

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 7:41 PM EDT2017-08-30 23:41:17 GMT

    This week, we high five Augusta’s very own Jaylon Bokknight. He won a national essay writing contest held by the United States Tennis Association. Each year, the United States Tennis Association hosts an annual National Junior Tennis and Learning Essay Contest open to tons of young players. Given 2,600 submissions, judges chose ten winners. This is where A.R. Johnson Science Engineering Magnet School Junior Jaylon Bokknight comes in.  Based off of the...

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    This week, we high five Augusta’s very own Jaylon Bokknight. He won a national essay writing contest held by the United States Tennis Association. Each year, the United States Tennis Association hosts an annual National Junior Tennis and Learning Essay Contest open to tons of young players. Given 2,600 submissions, judges chose ten winners. This is where A.R. Johnson Science Engineering Magnet School Junior Jaylon Bokknight comes in.  Based off of the...

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  • A "For Our Children" campaign2 Strong 4 BulliesMore>>

  • 2 Strong 4 Bullies: March Against Violence

    2 Strong 4 Bullies: March Against Violence

    Friday, June 24 2016 10:41 PM EDT2016-06-25 02:41:05 GMT
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    Bullying is no laughing matter. That's why 3 different organizations is in the CSRA are teaming up Saturday to spread the word to kids in our community, and make it “2 strong 4 Bullies.” They are doing this by hosting a March in Unity walk in downtown Augusta to spread the word against all forms of violence, especially bullying. 15-year-old Azariyah Carr was a victim of bullying her freshmen year of high school. “I always knew that He, he has me. I always have to...More >>
    Bullying is no laughing matter. That's why 3 different organizations is in the CSRA are teaming up Saturday to spread the word to kids in our community, and make it “2 strong 4 Bullies.” They are doing this by hosting a March in Unity walk in downtown Augusta to spread the word against all forms of violence, especially bullying. 15-year-old Azariyah Carr was a victim of bullying her freshmen year of high school. “I always knew that He, he has me. I always have to...More >>
  • 2 Strong 4 Bullies: Sachin Ganeshbabu

    2 Strong 4 Bullies: Sachin Ganeshbabu

    Thursday, May 26 2016 7:10 PM EDT2016-05-26 23:10:38 GMT
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    Bullying is common in schools all across the country, but in Columbia County Riverside Middle School has a strict "no tolerance" policy. Fox 54 spoke with one of their students, Sachin Ganeshbabu, about overcoming his experience with bullying over a medical condition that affects his legs, and the way he walks "I believe I'm pretty blessed to even have legs to walk on. Whereas, someone may not,” Ganeshbabu said. 14- year-old Ganeshbabu is starting high sch...

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    Bullying is common in schools all across the country, but in Columbia County Riverside Middle School has a strict "no tolerance" policy. Fox 54 spoke with one of their students, Sachin Ganeshbabu, about overcoming his experience with bullying over a medical condition that affects his legs, and the way he walks "I believe I'm pretty blessed to even have legs to walk on. Whereas, someone may not,” Ganeshbabu said. 14- year-old Ganeshbabu is starting high sch...

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  • Pop singer Katja Glieson encourages CSRA students to stand against bullying

    Pop singer Katja Glieson encourages CSRA students to stand against bullying

    Friday, April 29 2016 5:58 PM EDT2016-04-29 21:58:13 GMT
    Monday, May 9 2016 5:58 PM EDT2016-05-09 21:58:04 GMT

    FOX 54 wants children to be 2 Strong 4 Bullies. Australian Singer and Songwriter Katja Glieson shares more than just her music with the world. She also shares her experience of being bullied, and she did just that at Columbia Middle School Friday. 

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    FOX 54 wants children to be 2 Strong 4 Bullies. Australian Singer and Songwriter Katja Glieson shares more than just her music with the world. She also shares her experience of being bullied, and she did just that at Columbia Middle School Friday. 

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