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  • Columbia County to open new library

    Columbia County to open new library

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:18 AM EDT2017-05-24 15:18:18 GMT
    Harlem new library; Columbia County Board of CommissionersHarlem new library; Columbia County Board of Commissioners

    Residents in Columbia County will be getting a new library.  The new facility will be in Harlem, GA located at 145 North Louisville Street. 

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    Residents in Columbia County will be getting a new library.  The new facility will be in Harlem, GA located at 145 North Louisville Street. 

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  • Annual Community Block Party held today

    Annual Community Block Party held today

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 10:16 AM EDT2017-05-24 14:16:52 GMT
    Augusta Recreation and Parks (source: WFXG)Augusta Recreation and Parks (source: WFXG)

    There will be a community block party for students to attend. The 2017 Annual Community Block Party is happening today from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Carrie J. Mays community center. 

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    There will be a community block party for students to attend. The 2017 Annual Community Block Party is happening today from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Carrie J. Mays community center. 

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  • MISSING: 16-year-old Latania Janell Carwell last seen April 17

    MISSING: 16-year-old Latania Janell Carwell last seen April 17

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:53 AM EDT2017-05-24 11:53:35 GMT
    Missing girl Latania Carwell; Source: WFXGMissing girl Latania Carwell; Source: WFXG

    16-year-old Latania Janell Carwell was last seen April 17th with her stepfather Leon Lamar Tripp. See missing person flyer for more details.

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    16-year-old Latania Janell Carwell was last seen April 17th with her stepfather Leon Lamar Tripp. See missing person flyer for more details.

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  • Investigators searching for woman in Kroger theft

    Investigators searching for woman in Kroger theft

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 9:19 AM EDT2017-05-24 13:19:13 GMT

    Columbia County investigators are searching for an unknown black female with short hair who shoplifted beer, soda, and other items from Kroger located on Lewiston Road.

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    Columbia County investigators are searching for an unknown black female with short hair who shoplifted beer, soda, and other items from Kroger located on Lewiston Road.

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  • How Much Caffeine is too Much?

    How Much Caffeine is too Much?

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 9:04 AM EDT2017-05-24 13:04:46 GMT

    Last week the story of a teenager who died after drinking too much caffeine made headlines and raised concerns among parents. Now some parents are left wondering how much is too much?

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    Last week the story of a teenager who died after drinking too much caffeine made headlines and raised concerns among parents. Now some parents are left wondering how much is too much?

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  • 2017 Aiken Memorial Day Parade

    2017 Aiken Memorial Day Parade

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:25 AM EDT2017-05-24 11:25:00 GMT

    The 2017 Aiken Memorial Day Parade will take place Saturday May 27th.

    It will be held between Park Avenue and Laurens street at 11:00 AM.

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    The 2017 Aiken Memorial Day Parade will take place Saturday May 27th.

    It will be held between Park Avenue and Laurens street at 11:00 AM.

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    UPDATE: Stepfather wanted for kidnapping in Augusta arrested in DeKalb Co.; more details released

    UPDATE: Stepfather wanted for kidnapping in Augusta arrested in DeKalb Co.; more details released

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:01 AM EDT2017-05-24 11:01:19 GMT
    Leon Lamar Tripp (source: DeKalb County Jail)Leon Lamar Tripp (source: DeKalb County Jail)

    Leon Lamar Tripp, the man wanted for allegedly kidnapping his stepdaughter in Augusta, has been arrested. Tripp and his stepdaughter, 16-year-old Latania Janell Carwell, were last seen on the afternoon of April 17.

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    Leon Lamar Tripp, the man wanted for allegedly kidnapping his stepdaughter in Augusta, has been arrested. Tripp and his stepdaughter, 16-year-old Latania Janell Carwell, were last seen on the afternoon of April 17.

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  • Storm surge tips your electronics will thank you for

    Storm surge tips your electronics will thank you for

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 6:10 AM EDT2017-05-24 10:10:18 GMT
    Surge protectors are a must for any entertainment center, but they do not last forever.; WFXG.Surge protectors are a must for any entertainment center, but they do not last forever.; WFXG.

    Storms can have severe consequences on your electronics, but there are ways to minimize any damage. Sticking to few easy tips can spare you from any replacement costs.

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    Storms can have severe consequences on your electronics, but there are ways to minimize any damage. Sticking to few easy tips can spare you from any replacement costs.

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  • City leaders looking to bring fleet maintenance in-house to save money

    City leaders looking to bring fleet maintenance in-house to save money

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 9:41 PM EDT2017-05-24 01:41:14 GMT

    Augusta city leaders are trying to figure out whether fixing their own cars is cheaper than the current plan of hiring a mechanic.   The fire department is already saving hundreds of thousands with its own repair shop.   It's a move that can potentially save tax payers big bucks. Last year Augusta paid a private company around 4.7 million dollars for it's work to maintain more than 1,000 cars and trucks. "Being able to manage these resources in-house allows us t...

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    Augusta city leaders are trying to figure out whether fixing their own cars is cheaper than the current plan of hiring a mechanic.   The fire department is already saving hundreds of thousands with its own repair shop.   It's a move that can potentially save tax payers big bucks. Last year Augusta paid a private company around 4.7 million dollars for it's work to maintain more than 1,000 cars and trucks. "Being able to manage these resources in-house allows us t...

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  • Neighbor calls for action after shooting at the "yellow store" in Augusta

    Neighbor calls for action after shooting at the "yellow store" in Augusta

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:29 PM EDT2017-05-24 03:29:47 GMT
    Neighbor calls for action after shooting at the "yellow store" in Augusta (WFXG)Neighbor calls for action after shooting at the "yellow store" in Augusta (WFXG)

    Richmond County Sheriff's Deputies are still looking for twenty-four-year-old Sanquan Yking Nipper, after one man was killed at the "yellow store" on the intersection of E. Boundary and Telfair Street. He is wanted for murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm.  

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    Richmond County Sheriff's Deputies are still looking for twenty-four-year-old Sanquan Yking Nipper, after one man was killed at the "yellow store" on the intersection of E. Boundary and Telfair Street. He is wanted for murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm.  

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  • UPDATE: Suspect identified in "yellow store" shooting

    UPDATE: Suspect identified in "yellow store" shooting

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 3:45 PM EDT2017-05-23 19:45:39 GMT
    Sanquan Yking Nipper (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Sanquan Yking Nipper (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    UPDATE: The suspect in the "yellow store" shooting has been identified as twenty-four-year-old Sanquan Yking Nipper. He is being sought by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office on charges of murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

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    UPDATE: The suspect in the "yellow store" shooting has been identified as twenty-four-year-old Sanquan Yking Nipper. He is being sought by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office on charges of murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

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  • 3 women wanted for shoplifting at Windsor Spring Rd. Walmart

    3 women wanted for shoplifting at Windsor Spring Rd. Walmart

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 3:17 PM EDT2017-05-23 19:17:33 GMT
    Women wanted for shoplifting at Windsor Spring Rd. Walmart (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Women wanted for shoplifting at Windsor Spring Rd. Walmart (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    On May 10 at around 11:53 a.m., the two women pictured in this article were seen placing several items into a purse, which they handed off to a third woman who walked out of the store without paying for the items.

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    On May 10 at around 11:53 a.m., the two women pictured in this article were seen placing several items into a purse, which they handed off to a third woman who walked out of the store without paying for the items.

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  • Could 1102 Bar and Grill be reopening soon?

    Could 1102 Bar and Grill be reopening soon?

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:02 AM EDT2017-05-23 14:02:51 GMT

    It's been nearly three months since the fire that closed the doors of 1102 Bar and Grill. And the person who allegedly started the blaze still remains a mystery.

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    It's been nearly three months since the fire that closed the doors of 1102 Bar and Grill. And the person who allegedly started the blaze still remains a mystery.

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  • Woman wanted in Columbia County for stealing

    Woman wanted in Columbia County for stealing

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 9:20 AM EDT2017-05-23 13:20:06 GMT
    Suspect wanted in Columbia County for stealing wallet; Source: Columbia County Sheriff's OfficeSuspect wanted in Columbia County for stealing wallet; Source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office

    Columbia County authorities need your help to identify a female suspect wanted for stealing. They say the suspect took the victim’s wallet that was left on a store counter.

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    Columbia County authorities need your help to identify a female suspect wanted for stealing. They say the suspect took the victim’s wallet that was left on a store counter.

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  • Violent crime numbers down since start of Richmond County summer initiative

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 7:16 AM EDT2017-05-23 11:16:33 GMT
    Aggravated assaults have dropped since April.; WFXG.Aggravated assaults have dropped since April.; WFXG.

    Despite a rash of shootings and a stabbing in the past two weeks, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office is already seeing positive results from its summer initiative.

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    Despite a rash of shootings and a stabbing in the past two weeks, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office is already seeing positive results from its summer initiative.

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  • UPDATE: Starnes Street shooting suspect in custody

    UPDATE: Starnes Street shooting suspect in custody

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:16 AM EDT2017-05-23 09:16:30 GMT
    The Richmond County sheriff's office needs your help finding an armed and dangerous man. (Richmond County Sheriffs Office)The Richmond County sheriff's office needs your help finding an armed and dangerous man. (Richmond County Sheriffs Office)

    The Richmond County sheriff's office needs help finding an armed and dangerous man. On May 20, Richmond County Sheriff's Office responded to an aggravated assault on Starnes Street.

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    The Richmond County sheriff's office needs help finding an armed and dangerous man. On May 20, Richmond County Sheriff's Office responded to an aggravated assault on Starnes Street.

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  • Georgia Highway Safety cracks down on violations of seat belt laws.

    Georgia Highway Safety cracks down on violations of seat belt laws.

    Monday, May 22 2017 11:38 PM EDT2017-05-23 03:38:45 GMT
    Georgia Highway Safety cracks down on violations of seat belt laws. (wfxg)Georgia Highway Safety cracks down on violations of seat belt laws. (wfxg)

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration kicked off its annual "Border 2 Border" on May 22. Burke County officers hit the roads, checking to see if passengers had on their seat belts.

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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration kicked off its annual "Border 2 Border" on May 22. Burke County officers hit the roads, checking to see if passengers had on their seat belts.

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  • Facebook post raises awareness about I20 road conditions.

    Facebook post raises awareness about I20 road conditions.

    Monday, May 22 2017 11:26 PM EDT2017-05-23 03:26:50 GMT
    Facebook post raises awareness about I20 road conditions. (WFXG)Facebook post raises awareness about I20 road conditions. (WFXG)

    One man's use of social media has used social media to raise awareness about the conditions on a stretch of Interstate 20.

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    One man's use of social media has used social media to raise awareness about the conditions on a stretch of Interstate 20.

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  • MAGIC MEN LIVE! coming to Bell Auditorium

    MAGIC MEN LIVE! coming to Bell Auditorium

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:47 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:47:25 GMT
    MAGIC MEN LIVE! (source: Spectra)MAGIC MEN LIVE! (source: Spectra)

    MAGIC MEN LIVE!, a re-imagining of ladies' night entertainment is a cabaret-style show offering an "empowering, fun-filled environment and embark on an unforgettable night out with sexy productions of thrilling choreographic displays and themed acts set to the hottest music and original compositions."

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    MAGIC MEN LIVE!, a re-imagining of ladies' night entertainment is a cabaret-style show offering an "empowering, fun-filled environment and embark on an unforgettable night out with sexy productions of thrilling choreographic displays and themed acts set to the hottest music and original compositions."

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  • Suspect in Dahlia Dr. shooting arrested, charged with murder

    Suspect in Dahlia Dr. shooting arrested, charged with murder

    Monday, May 22 2017 6:46 PM EDT2017-05-22 22:46:42 GMT
    Tyquain Freeman (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Tyquain Freeman (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    An Augusta man is now being charged with murder after a Dahlia Drive shooting victim died. After a week of searching, investigators arrested twenty-five-year-old Tyquain Page Freeman on Sunday, May 21 in connection with a shooting that happened Sunday, May 14 on Dahlia Drive.

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    An Augusta man is now being charged with murder after a Dahlia Drive shooting victim died. After a week of searching, investigators arrested twenty-five-year-old Tyquain Page Freeman on Sunday, May 21 in connection with a shooting that happened Sunday, May 14 on Dahlia Drive.

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  • 2 arrested after dispute involving a pistol at Aiken High School

    2 arrested after dispute involving a pistol at Aiken High School

    Monday, May 22 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-05-22 20:51:53 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    At around 1:40 p.m. Monday, a school resource officer at Aiken High School saw several students running from the front parking lot of the school. Students informed the officer that there was a man with a pistol in the parking lot.

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    At around 1:40 p.m. Monday, a school resource officer at Aiken High School saw several students running from the front parking lot of the school. Students informed the officer that there was a man with a pistol in the parking lot.

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  • ICE: Man indicted in death of Ft. Gordon airman is in U.S. illegally

    ICE: Man indicted in death of Ft. Gordon airman is in U.S. illegally

    Monday, May 22 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-05-22 20:19:03 GMT
    Juan Castillo-Reyes was deemed at fault in the crashJuan Castillo-Reyes was deemed at fault in the crash

    U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has confirmed that the man indicted for causing the accident that killed an airman stationed at Fort Gordon is in the country illegally..

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    U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has confirmed that the man indicted for causing the accident that killed an airman stationed at Fort Gordon is in the country illegally..

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  • Despite Study; Entrepreneurs say Augusta is a great city to start career

    Despite Study; Entrepreneurs say Augusta is a great city to start career

    Monday, May 22 2017 3:23 PM EDT2017-05-22 19:23:30 GMT

    A new study about life in the C-S-R-A has some locals pretty upset. WalletHub is ranking Augusta the third worst city in the nation to start a career.  Downtown Augusta to some is a pinnacle of opportunities. Small Businesses are starting to become a regular part of the scenery for folks passing by.  This under the shadow of a Wallet Hub study ranking Augusta 148th out of 150 when it comes to the worst places in the country to start a career. "When I first came to dow...

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    A new study about life in the C-S-R-A has some locals pretty upset. WalletHub is ranking Augusta the third worst city in the nation to start a career.  Downtown Augusta to some is a pinnacle of opportunities. Small Businesses are starting to become a regular part of the scenery for folks passing by.  This under the shadow of a Wallet Hub study ranking Augusta 148th out of 150 when it comes to the worst places in the country to start a career. "When I first came to dow...

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  • Richmond Co. investigators seeking man for terroristic threats and acts

    Richmond Co. investigators seeking man for terroristic threats and acts

    Monday, May 22 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-05-22 18:45:13 GMT
    Andre Worthen (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Andre Worthen (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man wanted for terroristic threats and actions. Twenty-nine-year-old Andre Worthen has outstanding warrants for an incident that happened on April 19, 2017.

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man wanted for terroristic threats and actions. Twenty-nine-year-old Andre Worthen has outstanding warrants for an incident that happened on April 19, 2017.

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  • Georgia Military College to have therapy dogs on campus to help relieve finals stress

    Georgia Military College to have therapy dogs on campus to help relieve finals stress

    Monday, May 22 2017 1:17 PM EDT2017-05-22 17:17:37 GMT
    Georgia Military College therapy dogs (source: Georgia Military College)Georgia Military College therapy dogs (source: Georgia Military College)

    Finals week can be a stressful time for any student. So who wouldn't like to have a puppy to help relieve that anxiety. Georgia Military College will have therapy dogs on its Augusta campus to help students relieve stress during finals.

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    Finals week can be a stressful time for any student. So who wouldn't like to have a puppy to help relieve that anxiety. Georgia Military College will have therapy dogs on its Augusta campus to help students relieve stress during finals.

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  • New leadership at The Georgia School for Innovation and The Classics

    New leadership at The Georgia School for Innovation and The Classics

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-05-17 03:37:22 GMT
    The Georgia School for Innovation and The Classics is losing four staff members after this year (WFXG)The Georgia School for Innovation and The Classics is losing four staff members after this year (WFXG)

    The Georgia School for Innovation and The Classics in Richmond County has been getting a lot of attention lately. And a lot of it has not been reassuring to parents.

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    The Georgia School for Innovation and The Classics in Richmond County has been getting a lot of attention lately. And a lot of it has not been reassuring to parents.

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  • New crossfit facility at the YMCA in North Augusta.

    New crossfit facility at the YMCA in North Augusta.

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-05-17 03:47:08 GMT
    New crossfit facility at the YMCA in North Augusta. (North Augusta YMCA)New crossfit facility at the YMCA in North Augusta. (North Augusta YMCA)

    Today the North Augusta YMCA cut the ribbon to its new crossfit addition. The new gym offers more opportunities for those wanting to try crossfit for the first time and for those who already make it part of their weekly routines.

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    Today the North Augusta YMCA cut the ribbon to its new crossfit addition. The new gym offers more opportunities for those wanting to try crossfit for the first time and for those who already make it part of their weekly routines.

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  • Columbia Co. investigators looking for suspects in firearm thefts

    Columbia Co. investigators looking for suspects in firearm thefts

    Monday, May 22 2017 10:49 AM EDT2017-05-22 14:49:01 GMT

    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is looking for at least two suspects in connection to a string of car entries that included the thefts of two guns.

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    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is looking for at least two suspects in connection to a string of car entries that included the thefts of two guns.

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  • UPDATE: Driver involved in Canal Deadly Crash facing charges

    UPDATE: Driver involved in Canal Deadly Crash facing charges

    Monday, May 22 2017 12:31 AM EDT2017-05-22 04:31:10 GMT
    Traffic Update; Source: WFXGTraffic Update; Source: WFXG

    The driver from this mornings fatal crash has been identified as Eduardo Gonzales age 26 of Brook Lane in Augusta. Gonzales is facing charges of vehicular homicide in the 1st Degree and DUI along with several other traffic charges. It is anticipated he will be released from AUMC tomorrow and be booked into the Webster Detention Center. 

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    The driver from this mornings fatal crash has been identified as Eduardo Gonzales age 26 of Brook Lane in Augusta. Gonzales is facing charges of vehicular homicide in the 1st Degree and DUI along with several other traffic charges. It is anticipated he will be released from AUMC tomorrow and be booked into the Webster Detention Center. 

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  • Burke Co. Sheriff's Office searching for law enforcement impersonator

    Burke Co. Sheriff's Office searching for law enforcement impersonator

    Monday, May 22 2017 6:09 AM EDT2017-05-22 10:09:03 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media Stock Image)(Source: Raycom Media Stock Image)

    His car is described as a black, unmarked charger with red, white and blue lights. The car may have also had paper tags.

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    His car is described as a black, unmarked charger with red, white and blue lights. The car may have also had paper tags.

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  • Neighbor speaks out about shooting on Acapulco Drive

    Neighbor speaks out about shooting on Acapulco Drive

    Sunday, May 21 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-05-22 00:42:33 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    Early reports indicated the victim was not cooperating with the investigation.

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    Early reports indicated the victim was not cooperating with the investigation.

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  • Thunder Over Evans celebrates armed forces, gives kids hands-on training

    Thunder Over Evans celebrates armed forces, gives kids hands-on training

    Saturday, May 20 2017 4:01 PM EDT2017-05-20 20:01:25 GMT
    Helicopter at Thunder over Evans (WFXG)Helicopter at Thunder over Evans (WFXG)

    The appreciation for our armed forces runs deep here in the CSRA. Saturday, Thunder Over Evans brought thousands to Evans Towne Center park.

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    The appreciation for our armed forces runs deep here in the CSRA. Saturday, Thunder Over Evans brought thousands to Evans Towne Center park.

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  • Springboard festival at the August Common brings in a crowd

    Springboard festival at the August Common brings in a crowd

    Saturday, May 20 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-05-20 22:44:50 GMT
    Two nights of outdoor events at the springboard festival (WFXG)Two nights of outdoor events at the springboard festival (WFXG)
    Two full day of music and games at the Augusta Common this year. Westobou held its annual Springboard event on May 19 and May 20. People were able to enjoy live music, art, movies, corn hole tournaments, skateboarding, and activities for kids. Augusta native, James Heffner, enjoyed all the festivities. "These type of events really help us as a community become connected and learn about each other." Each day ended with an Academy Award nominated film. Copyright 2017 WFXG. A...More >>
    Two full day of music and games at the Augusta Common this year. Westobou held its annual Springboard event on May 19 and May 20. People were able to enjoy live music, art, movies, corn hole tournaments, skateboarding, and activities for kids. Augusta native, James Heffner, enjoyed all the festivities. "These type of events really help us as a community become connected and learn about each other." Each day ended with an Academy Award nominated film. Copyright 2017 WFXG. A...More >>
  • The Salvation Army of Augusta held its annual cans, fans & bottled water drive

    The Salvation Army of Augusta held its annual cans, fans & bottled water drive

    Saturday, May 20 2017 6:37 PM EDT2017-05-20 22:37:09 GMT
    Employees and volunteers of the Salvation Army were outside of the walmart in North Augusta taking in donations. (WFXG)Employees and volunteers of the Salvation Army were outside of the walmart in North Augusta taking in donations. (WFXG)
    The Salvation Army held its cans, fans, and bottled water drive on May 20.  Employees and volunteers of the Salvation Army were outside of the Wal-Mart in North Augusta taking in donations. Special Events Coordinator, Latesha Crops, says fans are what they need most.  "With the season getting hotter people are coming in to the salvation army and they are able to get a fan if they need that." It is not too late to donate. Donations can be take to the Salvation Arm...More >>
    The Salvation Army held its cans, fans, and bottled water drive on May 20.  Employees and volunteers of the Salvation Army were outside of the Wal-Mart in North Augusta taking in donations. Special Events Coordinator, Latesha Crops, says fans are what they need most.  "With the season getting hotter people are coming in to the salvation army and they are able to get a fan if they need that." It is not too late to donate. Donations can be take to the Salvation Arm...More >>
  • Aiken Department of Public Safety Open House

    Aiken Department of Public Safety Open House

    Saturday, May 20 2017 6:27 PM EDT2017-05-20 22:27:51 GMT
    Aiken Department of Public Safety Open House(WFXG)Aiken Department of Public Safety Open House(WFXG)

    Aiken Public Safety shared some big news during its open house today. They announced they are working on plans for a new public safety building. As well as a new data analysis system that will allow them to better serve the community.

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    Aiken Public Safety shared some big news during its open house today. They announced they are working on plans for a new public safety building. As well as a new data analysis system that will allow them to better serve the community.

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  • UPDATE: Escaped inmate back in custody in Jefferson County

    UPDATE: Escaped inmate back in custody in Jefferson County

    Thursday, May 18 2017 10:25 PM EDT2017-05-19 02:25:29 GMT
    Jacob Hollis Wilson (source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)Jacob Hollis Wilson (source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)

    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is searching for an escaped inmate. At around 4:45 p.m. Thursday, May 18, staff at the Jefferson County Jail discovered that Jacob Hollis Wilson had used a set of bolt cutters to cut through a perimeter fence and escape.

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    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is searching for an escaped inmate. At around 4:45 p.m. Thursday, May 18, staff at the Jefferson County Jail discovered that Jacob Hollis Wilson had used a set of bolt cutters to cut through a perimeter fence and escape.

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  • Slam Dunk! Home Run! aims to help communicate to children with disabilities

    Slam Dunk! Home Run! aims to help communicate to children with disabilities

    Friday, May 19 2017 11:02 PM EDT2017-05-20 03:02:20 GMT
    A class project at Augusta University has turned into an educational comic now available on your smart devices. Slam Dunk! Home Run! is A 3D Comic that teaches kids and teachers how to interact with children with disabilities. "It's much better than what we thought when we first started because we didn't think it was going to get anywhere like this," says one of the founders, Cole Janousek. It all started as a summer project for Jonousek and 2 of his classmates. T...More >>
    A class project at Augusta University has turned into an educational comic now available on your smart devices. Slam Dunk! Home Run! is A 3D Comic that teaches kids and teachers how to interact with children with disabilities. "It's much better than what we thought when we first started because we didn't think it was going to get anywhere like this," says one of the founders, Cole Janousek. It all started as a summer project for Jonousek and 2 of his classmates. T...More >>
  • Augusta Firefighters rescue dog from gate

    Augusta Firefighters rescue dog from gate

    Friday, May 19 2017 7:19 PM EDT2017-05-19 23:19:35 GMT
    Augusta firefighters rescue dog from gate (source: Facebook / Augusta Richmond County EMA)Augusta firefighters rescue dog from gate (source: Facebook / Augusta Richmond County EMA)

    Every day isn't doom and gloom with the Richmond County Emergency Management Agency. On Friday, May 19, the Augusta Fire Department's Engine 1 saved a dog who had gotten his head stuck in a gate.

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    Every day isn't doom and gloom with the Richmond County Emergency Management Agency. On Friday, May 19, the Augusta Fire Department's Engine 1 saved a dog who had gotten his head stuck in a gate.

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  • Investigators searching for suspects in Delta Manor fight

    Investigators searching for suspects in Delta Manor fight

    Friday, May 19 2017 3:42 PM EDT2017-05-19 19:42:57 GMT
    Delta Manor fights suspects (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Delta Manor fights suspects (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for two they believe to be involved with a fight that happened at Delta Manor on April 16. Throughout the course of the investigation, it was determined that Dionsha O. Jackson and Charniquea V. Mingledolph were involved in the fight.

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for two they believe to be involved with a fight that happened at Delta Manor on April 16. Throughout the course of the investigation, it was determined that Dionsha O. Jackson and Charniquea V. Mingledolph were involved in the fight.

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  • Power line down backs up traffic on Washington Rd. in Columbia Co.

    Power line down backs up traffic on Washington Rd. in Columbia Co.

    Friday, May 19 2017 7:01 PM EDT2017-05-19 23:01:47 GMT
    Power line and traffic lights down in front of Mullins Crossing 5/19/17 (WFXG)Power line and traffic lights down in front of Mullins Crossing 5/19/17 (WFXG)

    A power line with traffic lights attached has fallen across Washington Road in front of Mullins Crossing. Crews are on the scene working to repair the line. Columbia County deputies are directing traffic.

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    A power line with traffic lights attached has fallen across Washington Road in front of Mullins Crossing. Crews are on the scene working to repair the line. Columbia County deputies are directing traffic.

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  • UPDATE: 1 in custody in downtown Augusta stabbing

    UPDATE: 1 in custody in downtown Augusta stabbing

    Friday, May 19 2017 6:47 AM EDT2017-05-19 10:47:41 GMT
    Warren Hills (source: Richmond County Detention Center)Warren Hills (source: Richmond County Detention Center)

    The intersection of 8th and Broad Streets has reopened to drivers.

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    The intersection of 8th and Broad Streets has reopened to drivers.

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  • Weekend Blitz for 5/15/17-5/21/17

    Weekend Blitz for 5/15/17-5/21/17

    Friday, May 19 2017 10:13 AM EDT2017-05-19 14:13:10 GMT

    Alissa Holmes has your Weekend Blitz for 5/15/17-5/21/17

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    Alissa Holmes has your Weekend Blitz for 5/15/17-5/21/17

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  • 2017 Coin Show

    2017 Coin Show

    Friday, May 19 2017 10:11 AM EDT2017-05-19 14:11:44 GMT

    The Augusta Coin Club is holding a two day event May 19th and 20th.

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    The Augusta Coin Club is holding a two day event May 19th and 20th.

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  • James Brown Family Historical Tour

    James Brown Family Historical Tour

    Friday, May 19 2017 9:38 AM EDT2017-05-19 13:38:38 GMT

    The James Brown Family Historical Tour will take visitors around important sites throughout Augusta.

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    The James Brown Family Historical Tour will take visitors around important sites throughout Augusta.

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  • May Fest 2017

    May Fest 2017

    Friday, May 19 2017 9:30 AM EDT2017-05-19 13:30:21 GMT

    On Saturday, May 20th, May Fest 2017 will kick off. The event features a live concert with gospel, R&B and hip-hop.

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    On Saturday, May 20th, May Fest 2017 will kick off. The event features a live concert with gospel, R&B and hip-hop.

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  • Spring Fling in Grovetown

    Spring Fling in Grovetown

    Friday, May 19 2017 9:22 AM EDT2017-05-19 13:22:14 GMT

    Grovetown will host their Spring Fling this Saturday, May 20th at Liberty Park.

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    Grovetown will host their Spring Fling this Saturday, May 20th at Liberty Park.

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  • Investigators: man tried to film woman in restroom at Riverwood Publix

    Investigators: man tried to film woman in restroom at Riverwood Publix

    Friday, May 19 2017 8:34 AM EDT2017-05-19 12:34:57 GMT
    Suspected of filming woman in restroom (Source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)Suspected of filming woman in restroom (Source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)

    The woman claims she confronted the man, but he ran away. 

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    The woman claims she confronted the man, but he ran away. 

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  • More than 100 Vietnam veterans to receive honors in Evans

    More than 100 Vietnam veterans to receive honors in Evans

    Friday, May 19 2017 7:21 AM EDT2017-05-19 11:21:26 GMT
    Georgia's Department of Veterans Service will present certificates to 100 Augusta-area Vietnam veterans Saturday; WFXG.Georgia's Department of Veterans Service will present certificates to 100 Augusta-area Vietnam veterans Saturday; WFXG.

    The state of Georgia is showing its appreciation to our local Vietnam Veterans.
    More than 100 veterans from the area will receive a long-overdue thank you in Evans Saturday.

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    The state of Georgia is showing its appreciation to our local Vietnam Veterans.
    More than 100 veterans from the area will receive a long-overdue thank you in Evans Saturday.

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  • Search for armed robber in Richmond County

    Search for armed robber in Richmond County

    Friday, May 19 2017 7:50 AM EDT2017-05-19 11:50:30 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    The store was still open for business, but the gunman did not even have to step inside.

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    The store was still open for business, but the gunman did not even have to step inside.

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  • Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office searching for escaped inmate

    Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office searching for escaped inmate

    Thursday, May 18 2017 10:27 PM EDT2017-05-19 02:27:11 GMT
    Jacob Hollis Wilson (Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page)Jacob Hollis Wilson (Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page)

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for an escaped inmate who fled while on work duty.

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    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for an escaped inmate who fled while on work duty.

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  • Special Report: Augusta Arsenal paved the way for Augusta's history

    Special Report: Augusta Arsenal paved the way for Augusta's history

    Thursday, May 18 2017 11:23 AM EDT2017-05-18 15:23:41 GMT
    Payne Hall, part of the old Arsenal (WFXG)Payne Hall, part of the old Arsenal (WFXG)

    If it isn't evident by the cannons, spiked iron fences and gun holes in the brick walls, the very place students attend class at Augusta University was also a military stronghold throughout the Civil War. If you are telling the history of Augusta, it cannot be understated how the Augusta Arsenal started a butterfly effect to our city's history.

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    If it isn't evident by the cannons, spiked iron fences and gun holes in the brick walls, the very place students attend class at Augusta University was also a military stronghold throughout the Civil War. If you are telling the history of Augusta, it cannot be understated how the Augusta Arsenal started a butterfly effect to our city's history.

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  • Aiken man accused of stealing car with child inside arrested

    Aiken man accused of stealing car with child inside arrested

    Thursday, May 18 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-05-19 01:29:01 GMT
    Circle K at the corner of E. Pine Log Rd. and Banks Mill Rd. (WFXG)Circle K at the corner of E. Pine Log Rd. and Banks Mill Rd. (WFXG)

    An Aiken man has been arrested after allegedly stealing a vehicle with a child in the back seat. According to Captain Nick Gallam with the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, a man was seen stealing a Jeep Patriot from the parking lot of the Circle K at the corner of East Pine Log Road and Banks Mill Road.

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    An Aiken man has been arrested after allegedly stealing a vehicle with a child in the back seat. According to Captain Nick Gallam with the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, a man was seen stealing a Jeep Patriot from the parking lot of the Circle K at the corner of East Pine Log Road and Banks Mill Road.

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  • Tim Scott continues push for more police body cams in SC

    Tim Scott continues push for more police body cams in SC

    Thursday, May 18 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-05-18 21:32:35 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-05-18 21:32:35 GMT
    U.S. Sen. Tim ScottU.S. Sen. Tim Scott

    Sen. Tim Scott is fighting for more body cameras for South Carolina's law enforcement.

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    Sen. Tim Scott is fighting for more body cameras for South Carolina's law enforcement.

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  • Investigators searching for Deans Bridge Rd. Game Stop armed robbery

    Investigators searching for Deans Bridge Rd. Game Stop armed robbery

    Thursday, May 18 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-05-18 21:00:13 GMT
    Deans Bridge Rd. Game Stop armed robbery suspect (WFXG)Deans Bridge Rd. Game Stop armed robbery suspect (WFXG)

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who they say robbed an Augusta Game Stop. On Thursday, May 18, the man pictured in this article allegedly robbed the Game Stop on Deans Bridge Road at gunpoint.

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who they say robbed an Augusta Game Stop. On Thursday, May 18, the man pictured in this article allegedly robbed the Game Stop on Deans Bridge Road at gunpoint.

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  • UPDATE: Victim in deadly Columbia Co. I-20 crash identified

    UPDATE: Victim in deadly Columbia Co. I-20 crash identified

    Thursday, May 18 2017 3:29 PM EDT2017-05-18 19:29:13 GMT
    Deadly accident on I-20 near MM 188 in Columbia County 5/17/17 (WFXG)Deadly accident on I-20 near MM 188 in Columbia County 5/17/17 (WFXG)

    The woman killed in Wednesday's deadly crash on I-20 near mile marker 188 in Columbia County has been identified as sixty-three-year-old Victoria Reeder Hall of Monroe, North Carolina.

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    The woman killed in Wednesday's deadly crash on I-20 near mile marker 188 in Columbia County has been identified as sixty-three-year-old Victoria Reeder Hall of Monroe, North Carolina.

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  • Westobou hosts second annual Spring Board

    Westobou hosts second annual Spring Board

    Thursday, May 18 2017 11:02 AM EDT2017-05-18 15:02:30 GMT

    Spring Board is a two night event put on by Westobou.

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    Spring Board is a two night event put on by Westobou.

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  • Coffee with a Cop sees law enforcement interact with public in a more casual way

    Coffee with a Cop sees law enforcement interact with public in a more casual way

    Thursday, May 18 2017 9:27 AM EDT2017-05-18 13:27:54 GMT
    The program allow officers and the public to mingle.; WFXG.The program allow officers and the public to mingle.; WFXG.

    Coffee with a Cop is all about giving officers and the public a chance to chat and become more personable with each other. Thursday's event starts at 9am inside Krispy Kreme off of Whiskey Road in Aiken.  

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    Coffee with a Cop is all about giving officers and the public a chance to chat and become more personable with each other. Thursday's event starts at 9am inside Krispy Kreme off of Whiskey Road in Aiken.  

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  • Man shot on Broad Street, several cars and a home also hit

    Man shot on Broad Street, several cars and a home also hit

    Thursday, May 18 2017 6:41 AM EDT2017-05-18 10:41:10 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting near the Mom and Pops on Broad Street. Around 9:30 on Wednesday night, deputies responded to help a man who was hit by gunfire. Investigators say the 28-year-old victim was hit in the upper arm and is expected to be OK. His truck was hit multiple times. He is reportedly telling authorities that the shots were definitely not meant for him. At least three other cars and one home were also hit by gunfire. The sherif...

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    At least three other cars and one home were also hit by gunfire.

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  • UPDATE: Friend of victims in Aiken County shooting speaks out

    UPDATE: Friend of victims in Aiken County shooting speaks out

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-05-18 03:49:22 GMT
    UPDATE: Friend of victims in Aiken County shooting speaks out.  (WFXG)UPDATE: Friend of victims in Aiken County shooting speaks out. (WFXG)

    Aiken County authorities along with the Aiken County Coroner's Office have confirmed a shooting that left one man dead and another injured. The shooting happened Tuesday night around 9:30 p.m.

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    Aiken County authorities along with the Aiken County Coroner's Office have confirmed a shooting that left one man dead and another injured. The shooting happened Tuesday night around 9:30 p.m.

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  • The Richmond County Board of Education approves to reassign students at Sego Middle School and Wheeless Road Elementary

    The Richmond County Board of Education approves to reassign students at Sego Middle School and Wheeless Road Elementary

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 11:35 PM EDT2017-05-18 03:35:58 GMT
    The Richmond County School Board voted to  reassign students who  attend Sego Middle and Wheeless Road Elementary. (WFXG)The Richmond County School Board voted to reassign students who attend Sego Middle and Wheeless Road Elementary. (WFXG)

    The Richmond County School Board voted to reassign students who attend Sego Middle and Wheeless Road Elementary.

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    The Richmond County School Board voted to reassign students who attend Sego Middle and Wheeless Road Elementary.

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  • SPECIAL REPORT: Prepping your car for summer

    SPECIAL REPORT: Prepping your car for summer

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 9:02 PM EDT2017-05-18 01:02:04 GMT
    Source: WFXG File ImageSource: WFXG File Image

    Every Fall there's usually plenty of tips to winterize your car. Mike Nichols owns Nichols Auto Services on Washington Rd. and says cars are in and out of his shop all year round.

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    Every Fall there's usually plenty of tips to winterize your car. Mike Nichols owns Nichols Auto Services on Washington Rd. and says cars are in and out of his shop all year round.

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  • High 5 4 Kids: Christopher Etteh

    High 5 4 Kids: Christopher Etteh

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 9:05 PM EDT2017-05-18 01:05:45 GMT

    For high school students, it's not uncommon to work in a fast food restaurant or a mall. But one Burke County Senior decided to work in construction. He was looking for skills that would last a lifetime.

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    For high school students, it's not uncommon to work in a fast food restaurant or a mall. But one Burke County Senior decided to work in construction. He was looking for skills that would last a lifetime.

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  • Thunder Over Evans 2017

    Thunder Over Evans 2017

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 7:04 AM EDT2017-05-17 11:04:11 GMT

    Thunder Over Evans will be held Saturday, May 20th on 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd. It's a celebration of Armed Forces Day with fireworks, music by The Salamanders and the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band.

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    Thunder Over Evans will be held Saturday, May 20th on 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd. It's a celebration of Armed Forces Day with fireworks, music by The Salamanders and the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band.

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  • Aiken opens cooling centers to help beat the heat

    Aiken opens cooling centers to help beat the heat

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 6:25 PM EDT2017-05-17 22:25:54 GMT
    (source: MGN)(source: MGN)

    The City of Aiken has opened cooling centers to help residents beat the heat, if only for a little while. In this story, you'll find a list of the city's cooling centers and their hours of operation.

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    The City of Aiken has opened cooling centers to help residents beat the heat, if only for a little while. In this story, you'll find a list of the city's cooling centers and their hours of operation.

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  • Columbia Co. Commission denies Pam Tucker hostile work environment claims after investigation

    Columbia Co. Commission denies Pam Tucker hostile work environment claims after investigation

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-05-17 20:03:11 GMT
    Columbia County Commission meets to discuss Pam Tucker hostile work environment claims (WFXG)Columbia County Commission meets to discuss Pam Tucker hostile work environment claims (WFXG)

    The full report on the investigation into Tucker's resignation has now been released to the public. Tucker claimed she was subjected to a hostile work environment but the board of commissioners disagrees. FOX 54's John Domol gives us a look at the results of the investigation.

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    The full report on the investigation into Tucker's resignation has now been released to the public. Tucker claimed she was subjected to a hostile work environment but the board of commissioners disagrees. FOX 54's John Domol gives us a look at the results of the investigation.

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  • Groundbreaking date set for new North Augusta ballpark

    Groundbreaking date set for new North Augusta ballpark

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 3:22 PM EDT2017-05-17 19:22:05 GMT
    Rendering of the entertainment venue North Augusta city officials hope Project Jackson becomes. (source: North Augusta)Rendering of the entertainment venue North Augusta city officials hope Project Jackson becomes. (source: North Augusta)

    The Augusta GreenJackets and the City of North Augusta have announced that the groundbreaking ceremony for their new ballpark, a park of the much-contested Project Jackson, will take place Thursday, May 25 at noon.

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    The Augusta GreenJackets and the City of North Augusta have announced that the groundbreaking ceremony for their new ballpark, a park of the much-contested Project Jackson, will take place Thursday, May 25 at noon.

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  • V.A Hospital 'Walk and Roll' collects donations for homeless veterans

    V.A Hospital 'Walk and Roll' collects donations for homeless veterans

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 2:04 PM EDT2017-05-17 18:04:30 GMT

    The Charlie Norwood V.A Hospital held it's annual VA 2-K Walk and Roll Wednesday morning. The public was invited to support the homeless veterans in the community by donating toiletries and other supplies.

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    The Charlie Norwood V.A Hospital held it's annual VA 2-K Walk and Roll Wednesday morning. The public was invited to support the homeless veterans in the community by donating toiletries and other supplies.

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  • Aiken man arrested for arson, suspected of setting 4 fires in Crosland Park

    Aiken man arrested for arson, suspected of setting 4 fires in Crosland Park

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 1:59 PM EDT2017-05-17 17:59:32 GMT
    Jesse Green (source: Aiken Department of Public Safety)Jesse Green (source: Aiken Department of Public Safety)

    The Aiken Department of Public Safety has arrested suspected arsonist. Thirty-five-year-old Jesse Andra Green on Aiken is charged with three counts of second-degree arson and one count of third-degree arson in connection with four fires that have plagued the Crosland Park neighborhood.

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    The Aiken Department of Public Safety has arrested suspected arsonist. Thirty-five-year-old Jesse Andra Green on Aiken is charged with three counts of second-degree arson and one count of third-degree arson in connection with four fires that have plagued the Crosland Park neighborhood.

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  • SLED investigates Aiken County inmate death

    SLED investigates Aiken County inmate death

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 5:33 AM EDT2017-05-17 09:33:10 GMT
    Aiken County inmate found dead; Source: WFXGAiken County inmate found dead; Source: WFXG

    Aiken County authorities have called in SLED and the Aiken County Coroner's Office to investigate an inmate death. An inmate housed at the Aiken County Detention Center was found hanging in his cell Tuesday night. 

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    Aiken County authorities have called in SLED and the Aiken County Coroner's Office to investigate an inmate death. An inmate housed at the Aiken County Detention Center was found hanging in his cell Tuesday night. 

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  • Commissioners vote no for In-house demolition program

    Commissioners vote no for In-house demolition program

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 10:03 PM EDT2017-05-17 02:03:34 GMT
    Back and forth during Tuesday's meeting, commissioners failed to agree on the "in-house" demolition program. The vote was basically a tie, killing the plan. For now the 30 abandoned homes in Hyde Park won't be torn down on the cheap.    "Inmates can do it, inmates can even drive the heavy-duty equipment, obviously, you won't let the inmates drive to the landfill in the truck but in the meantime inmates have done it and they're currently doing it in other plac...More >>
    Back and forth during Tuesday's meeting, commissioners failed to agree on the "in-house" demolition program. The vote was basically a tie, killing the plan. For now the 30 abandoned homes in Hyde Park won't be torn down on the cheap.    "Inmates can do it, inmates can even drive the heavy-duty equipment, obviously, you won't let the inmates drive to the landfill in the truck but in the meantime inmates have done it and they're currently doing it in other plac...More >>
  • Ft. Gordon to conduct live-fire training May 17

    Ft. Gordon to conduct live-fire training May 17

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-05-16 23:10:35 GMT
    Fort Gordon (WXFG)Fort Gordon (WXFG)

    Fort Gordon has scheduled Live Fire Training on the southwest portion of the installation.  Local communities near the Fort Gordon training complex may hear some live fire in the vicinity of Fort Gordon.

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    Fort Gordon has scheduled Live Fire Training on the southwest portion of the installation.  Local communities near the Fort Gordon training complex may hear some live fire in the vicinity of Fort Gordon.

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  • UPDATE: Man killed in truck vs home crash identified

    UPDATE: Man killed in truck vs home crash identified

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 2:13 PM EDT2017-05-16 18:13:32 GMT
    Truck crashes into house on Old Belair Lane 5/15/17 (WFXG)Truck crashes into house on Old Belair Lane 5/15/17 (WFXG)

    The driver killed Monday afternoon when his truck crashed into a home on Old Belair Lane has been identified. Fifty-six-year-old Robert David Rinker was pronounced dead at 5:47 p.m. at the scene.

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    The driver killed Monday afternoon when his truck crashed into a home on Old Belair Lane has been identified. Fifty-six-year-old Robert David Rinker was pronounced dead at 5:47 p.m. at the scene.

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  • Will changes to Mike Padgett help pedestrians?

    Will changes to Mike Padgett help pedestrians?

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 8:45 AM EDT2017-05-16 12:45:42 GMT

    For those  in Augusta Mike Padgett highway is known to be a dangerous roadway. That brings the question, are there any changes coming to increase safety for drivers and pedestrians?

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    For those  in Augusta Mike Padgett highway is known to be a dangerous roadway. That brings the question, are there any changes coming to increase safety for drivers and pedestrians?

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  • UPDATE: Suspect charged in multiple shooting shooting incidents

    UPDATE: Suspect charged in multiple shooting shooting incidents

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 7:54 AM EDT2017-05-16 11:54:09 GMT
    Rodney Donquail Ivey (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Rodney Donquail Ivey (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    The victim killed in Monday afternoon's shooting on Richmond Hill Road West has been identified as eighty-one-year-old Armand L. Peck. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:50 p.m. Investigators say he was shot at least once.

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    The victim killed in Monday afternoon's shooting on Richmond Hill Road West has been identified as eighty-one-year-old Armand L. Peck. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:50 p.m. Investigators say he was shot at least once.

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  • Lucy Craft Laney Museum 2ND Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament

    Lucy Craft Laney Museum 2ND Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 7:17 AM EDT2017-05-16 11:17:09 GMT

    This weekeND, Lucy Craft Laney Museum will host it's 2nd Annual fundraising golf tournament. It will be held Saturday, May 20th at the Augusta Municipal Golf Course on Highland Ave.

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    This weekeND, Lucy Craft Laney Museum will host it's 2nd Annual fundraising golf tournament. It will be held Saturday, May 20th at the Augusta Municipal Golf Course on Highland Ave.

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  • Columbia County's new sign ordinance could become law tonight

    Columbia County's new sign ordinance could become law tonight

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 7:05 AM EDT2017-05-16 11:05:40 GMT
    The new rules allow Columbia County businesses to put signs in half of their window space; (WFXG).The new rules allow Columbia County businesses to put signs in half of their window space; (WFXG).

    Columbia County's new rules governing signs is going through its last vote tonight. This would be the second and possibly last hearing before the board of commissioners.

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    Columbia County's new rules governing signs is going through its last vote tonight. This would be the second and possibly last hearing before the board of commissioners.

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  • The Children's Place held its annual Celebrity Waiter Night fundraiser

    The Children's Place held its annual Celebrity Waiter Night fundraiser

    Monday, May 15 2017 10:35 PM EDT2017-05-16 02:35:57 GMT
    Celebrity Waiter Night in Aiken (WFXG)Celebrity Waiter Night in Aiken (WFXG)

    The Children's Place had its annual  "The Celebrity Waiter Night" fundraiser on May 15. The Children Place program helps kids who have been sexually abused kids. Many companies come together to raise money every year. And their employees volunteer to serve the community at the programs dinner.

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    The Children's Place had its annual  "The Celebrity Waiter Night" fundraiser on May 15. The Children Place program helps kids who have been sexually abused kids. Many companies come together to raise money every year. And their employees volunteer to serve the community at the programs dinner.

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  • How to be prepared for the next cyber attack

    How to be prepared for the next cyber attack

    Monday, May 15 2017 10:30 PM EDT2017-05-16 02:30:43 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    Cyber security experts knew this kind of attack Ransomware would eventually happen. They also know exactly how to make sure your computer is immune. Ransomware means hackers can take all of your data and charge you to get it back. "There are some attacks that come in and try to shut you down, others try to come and steal all your data, this is one that tries to do extortion," says Chief Trust Officer for Unisys, Tom Patterson. Europe, China, Japan ...

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    Cyber security experts knew this kind of attack Ransomware would eventually happen. They also know exactly how to make sure your computer is immune. Ransomware means hackers can take all of your data and charge you to get it back. "There are some attacks that come in and try to shut you down, others try to come and steal all your data, this is one that tries to do extortion," says Chief Trust Officer for Unisys, Tom Patterson. Europe, China, Japan ...

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  • Taliaferro Co. coroner arrested for DUI while responding to fatal accident

    Taliaferro Co. coroner arrested for DUI while responding to fatal accident

    Monday, May 15 2017 3:30 PM EDT2017-05-15 19:30:49 GMT
    Milton Alexander (source: Wilkes County Sheriff's Office)Milton Alexander (source: Wilkes County Sheriff's Office)

    On Sunday, May 14, Georgia State Patrol responded to the scene of a fatal accident on Eastbound I-20 near mile marker 149 in Taliaferro County. County Coroner Milton Alexander responded to the scene in his personal vehicle.

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    On Sunday, May 14, Georgia State Patrol responded to the scene of a fatal accident on Eastbound I-20 near mile marker 149 in Taliaferro County. County Coroner Milton Alexander responded to the scene in his personal vehicle.

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  • Mother's Day in the CSRA

    Mother's Day in the CSRA

    Sunday, May 14 2017 10:17 PM EDT2017-05-15 02:17:17 GMT
    Mother's Day in the CSRA (WFXG)Mother's Day in the CSRA (WFXG)
    Through out the country families celebrated the one person who make everyday a little bit more special -- their mother. Sally Taylor says, "It gives you an opportunity to that lets you know you're appreciated."  And her son, Walter Taylor, says he shows his appreciation daily. "I cherish mine as long as she is here and even after she is gone. I will always cherish my mother." And just like Walter Taylor, thousands of Americans cherishing their mothe...More >>
    Through out the country families celebrated the one person who make everyday a little bit more special -- their mother. Sally Taylor says, "It gives you an opportunity to that lets you know you're appreciated."  And her son, Walter Taylor, says he shows his appreciation daily. "I cherish mine as long as she is here and even after she is gone. I will always cherish my mother." And just like Walter Taylor, thousands of Americans cherishing their mothe...More >>
  • 55-year-old college football player's bucket list shrinks again

    55-year-old college football player's bucket list shrinks again

    Friday, May 12 2017 11:24 PM EDT2017-05-13 03:24:07 GMT
    Joe Thomas, Sr. walked across the stage at South Carolina State University Friday night to receive his college diploma. (Source: WISTV)Joe Thomas, Sr. walked across the stage at South Carolina State University Friday night to receive his college diploma. (Source: WISTV)

    For each and every South Carolina State University student who received a diploma Friday night, it’s a special achievement they’ll proudly have forever. 

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    For each and every South Carolina State University student who received a diploma Friday night, it’s a special achievement they’ll proudly have forever. 

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  • Weekend Blitz for 5/8/17-5/14/17

    Weekend Blitz for 5/8/17-5/14/17

    Thursday, May 11 2017 11:58 AM EDT2017-05-11 15:58:12 GMT

    Alissa Holmes has the Weekend Blitz for 5/8/17-5/14/17: Aiken Bluegrass Festival National Train Day Sista Strut Paddle Fest Mother's Day Concert The Bloody Win Tour Stamp Out Hunger Campaign

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    Alissa Holmes has the Weekend Blitz for 5/8/17-5/14/17: Aiken Bluegrass Festival National Train Day Sista Strut Paddle Fest Mother's Day Concert The Bloody Win Tour Stamp Out Hunger Campaign

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  • High 5 4 Kids: Kameryn Cooper

    High 5 4 Kids: Kameryn Cooper

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-05-11 03:36:21 GMT

    This week on High 5 4 Kids, we're introducing you to a 5th grader who's known by many as the hardest-working students in school. It seems there's never enough time in the day for Kameryn Cooper.

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    This week on High 5 4 Kids, we're introducing you to a 5th grader who's known by many as the hardest-working students in school. It seems there's never enough time in the day for Kameryn Cooper.

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  • Update on refurbishing city parks and community centers

    Update on refurbishing city parks and community centers

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 9:55 PM EDT2017-05-10 01:55:42 GMT
    Augusta Commission discuss sagging pants ordinance; Source: WFXGAugusta Commission discuss sagging pants ordinance; Source: WFXG
    Commissioners received an update on the refurbishing of several parks and community centers. The director says they already have a time-line based on their master plan. But some commissioners raised concerns about the parks that are in a dire need of upgrades need attention first. The director says it ultimately comes down to money and time. "We realized this is a big process. We're not going to do it in one or two SPLOST'S, it's going to take several SPLOST'S to comp...More >>
    Commissioners received an update on the refurbishing of several parks and community centers. The director says they already have a time-line based on their master plan. But some commissioners raised concerns about the parks that are in a dire need of upgrades need attention first. The director says it ultimately comes down to money and time. "We realized this is a big process. We're not going to do it in one or two SPLOST'S, it's going to take several SPLOST'S to comp...More >>
  • Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signs 'upskirt photo' law

    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signs 'upskirt photo' law

    Monday, May 8 2017 11:06 PM EDT2017-05-09 03:06:49 GMT
    (Source: Councilwoman Debbie Johnson)(Source: Councilwoman Debbie Johnson)

    A new law officially signed Monday by Georgia's governor makes taking pictures up someone's skirt a crime.

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    A new law officially signed Monday by Georgia's governor makes taking pictures up someone's skirt a crime.

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  • Furman police: SLED leading investigation after roommates found Furman student dead in dorm

    Furman police: SLED leading investigation after roommates found Furman student dead in dorm

    Friday, May 5 2017 9:13 PM EDT2017-05-06 01:13:31 GMT
    Monday, May 8 2017 12:16 PM EDT2017-05-08 16:16:18 GMT
    Blake Hadden. (Source: Furman Athletics)Blake Hadden. (Source: Furman Athletics)

    The coroner said a Furman University student was found dead in his dorm on Friday. 

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    The coroner said a Furman University student was found dead in his dorm on Friday. 

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  • Two hurt in Hephzibah shooting

    Two hurt in Hephzibah shooting

    Friday, May 5 2017 8:20 AM EDT2017-05-05 12:20:18 GMT
    Fair Woods shooting scene 5/5/17 (WFXG)Fair Woods shooting scene 5/5/17 (WFXG)

    Breaking News out of Hephzibah. Crews are responding to the Fair Woods neighborhood after they got a call about shots being fired in the area. The call came in at 4:27 a.m. It happened at the intersection of Barker Rd. and Karleen Rd. Injuries are unknown at this time, but we have crews on the scene and we will bring you more information as it develops. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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    People in the Fair Woods neighborhood are waking up to a large law-enforcement presence. We're told two victims are injured after an early-morning shooting.

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  • Weekend Blitz: Events for 5/5/17 - 5/7/17

    Weekend Blitz: Events for 5/5/17 - 5/7/17

    Friday, May 5 2017 10:28 AM EDT2017-05-05 14:28:08 GMT

    Alissa Holmes has your Weekend Blitz for the weekend of May 5 through May 8. 10th annual Marine Mud Challenge at Fort Gordon

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    Alissa Holmes has your Weekend Blitz for the weekend of May 5 through May 8. 10th annual Marine Mud Challenge at Fort Gordon

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  • Authorities search for Richmond County missing woman

    Authorities search for Richmond County missing woman

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 10:20 AM EDT2017-05-03 14:20:56 GMT
    Martha Walton missing woman; Source: Richmond County Sheriff's OfficeMartha Walton missing woman; Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing woman and they need your help to locate her. 59-year-old Martha Louise Walton was last seen April 28th around 700 Block of Lovell Circle. 

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing woman and they need your help to locate her. 59-year-old Martha Louise Walton was last seen April 28th around 700 Block of Lovell Circle. 

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  • Update: Suspect arrested in connection with the fatal shooting at Carrie Mays Recreational Center

    Update: Suspect arrested in connection with the fatal shooting at Carrie Mays Recreational Center

    Sunday, April 30 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-04-30 21:29:27 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media Stock Image)(Source: Raycom Media Stock Image)

    The Richmond County Coroner’s Office confirmed to WFXG the identity of a fatal shooting victim at Carrie Mays Park on 11th Avenue.

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    The Richmond County Coroner’s Office confirmed to WFXG the identity of a fatal shooting victim at Carrie Mays Park on 11th Avenue.

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  • USC Aiken and others hosts 'Family Earth and Sky Night'

    USC Aiken and others hosts 'Family Earth and Sky Night'

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:03 PM EDT2017-04-27 16:03:55 GMT
    Family Earth and Sky Night; Source: USC AikenFamily Earth and Sky Night; Source: USC Aiken

    USC Aiken will be hosting a 'Family Earth and Sky Night'. The event is in celebration of National Astronomy Day and Earth Day. Guests can expect a fun night filled with planetarium shows, hands-on activities, night-sky viewing, viewing through the Bechtel Telescope and more. 

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    USC Aiken will be hosting a 'Family Earth and Sky Night'. The event is in celebration of National Astronomy Day and Earth Day. Guests can expect a fun night filled with planetarium shows, hands-on activities, night-sky viewing, viewing through the Bechtel Telescope and more. 

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  • Cinco de Mayo at the Square in North Augusta

    Cinco de Mayo at the Square in North Augusta

    Thursday, April 27 2017 11:10 AM EDT2017-04-27 15:10:53 GMT
    Cinco de Mayo celebration; North Augusta ForwardCinco de Mayo celebration; North Augusta Forward

    North Augusta Forward will be hosting Cinco de Mayo at the Square. The event will take place May 5th from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. It will be at the Truck Stop at Jackson Square. 

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    North Augusta Forward will be hosting Cinco de Mayo at the Square. The event will take place May 5th from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. It will be at the Truck Stop at Jackson Square. 

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  • Miss South Carolina stops by to discuss upcoming Miss USA pageant

    Miss South Carolina stops by to discuss upcoming Miss USA pageant

    Thursday, April 27 2017 8:29 AM EDT2017-04-27 12:29:39 GMT
    Miss South CarolinaMiss South Carolina
    If you missed our LIVE interview with Miss South Carolina, watch it here! Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved. More >>
    If you missed our LIVE interview with Miss South Carolina, watch it here! Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Evans Towne Center Park closed for Maintenance

    Evans Towne Center Park closed for Maintenance

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 11:55 AM EDT2017-04-25 15:55:57 GMT
    Evans Towne Center closed for maintenanceEvans Towne Center closed for maintenance

    Evans Towne Center Park will be closed for Maintenance. 

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    Evans Towne Center Park will be closed for Maintenance. 

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  • 6th Annual "Let's Talk About Sex Conference" at Augusta University

    6th Annual "Let's Talk About Sex Conference" at Augusta University

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 11:23 AM EDT2017-04-25 15:23:23 GMT
    "Lets Talk About Sex" Conference; Source: The Mckie Foundation"Lets Talk About Sex" Conference; Source: The Mckie Foundation

    The 6th Annual "Let's Talk About Sex Conference" is coming to Augusta. The Mckie Foundation in conjunction with Augusta University and the Students of Salvation will be hosting this event. The conference is abstinence-based and aims to encourage and inspire youth and young adults to make positive choices through relationship education, refusal-skill coaching, and character education.

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    The 6th Annual "Let's Talk About Sex Conference" is coming to Augusta. The Mckie Foundation in conjunction with Augusta University and the Students of Salvation will be hosting this event. The conference is abstinence-based and aims to encourage and inspire youth and young adults to make positive choices through relationship education, refusal-skill coaching, and character education.

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  • UPDATE: Grovetown teen has been found

    UPDATE: Grovetown teen has been found

    Saturday, April 22 2017 12:40 PM EDT2017-04-22 16:40:55 GMT
    Elijah Singleton (Source: Grovetown DPS)Elijah Singleton (Source: Grovetown DPS)

    Investigators say 14-year-old Elijah Singleton was last seen around 4:30 p.m. on Friday (April 21, 2017) in the Battle Street area of Grovetown. He was riding an orange mountain bike.

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    Investigators say 14-year-old Elijah Singleton was last seen around 4:30 p.m. on Friday (April 21, 2017) in the Battle Street area of Grovetown. He was riding an orange mountain bike.

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  • Original Voice of GSU Eagles, Nate Hirsch, passed away Sunday morning

    Original Voice of GSU Eagles, Nate Hirsch, passed away Sunday morning

    Sunday, August 28 2016 1:54 PM EDT2016-08-28 17:54:24 GMT
    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)

    According to reports, Nate Hirsch passed away Sunday in his Statesboro home. Hirsch was a husband, father, grandfather, community leader, and three-time Hall of Fame announcer, best known locally as the original voice of the Georgia Southern Eagles. He will be missed by many. Georgia Southern Athletics WTOC Dal Cannady Copyright 2016 WTOC. All rights reserved.

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    According to reports, Nate Hirsch passed away Sunday in his Statesboro home. Hirsch was a husband, father, grandfather, community leader, and three-time Hall of Fame announcer, best known locally as the original voice of the Georgia Southern Eagles. He will be missed by many. Georgia Southern Athletics WTOC Dal Cannady Copyright 2016 WTOC. All rights reserved.

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  • NASA to host 2017 International Space Apps Challenge in Augusta

    NASA to host 2017 International Space Apps Challenge in Augusta

    Friday, April 21 2017 11:43 AM EDT2017-04-21 15:43:32 GMT
    NASA Space Apps Challenge; THECLUBHOU.SE NEWSNASA Space Apps Challenge; THECLUBHOU.SE NEWS

    NASA will be hosting its 2017 International Space Apps Challenge here in Augusta. This Space Apps Challenge is a fun event where earth and space enthusiasts will help solve problems from natural disasters to conserving our water resources. The event will be from April 28th to April 30th in Downtown Augusta at theClubhou.se on Telfair St. 

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    NASA will be hosting its 2017 International Space Apps Challenge here in Augusta. This Space Apps Challenge is a fun event where earth and space enthusiasts will help solve problems from natural disasters to conserving our water resources. The event will be from April 28th to April 30th in Downtown Augusta at theClubhou.se on Telfair St. 

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  • UPDATE: Richmond County missing woman safely located

    UPDATE: Richmond County missing woman safely located

    Thursday, April 20 2017 9:04 AM EDT2017-04-20 13:04:02 GMT
    Shamiya Williams, missing; Source: Richmond County Sheriff's OfficeShamiya Williams, missing; Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office

    Authorities in Richmond County are searching for a missing woman. 23-year-old Shamiya Williams has been missing since April 19 around 6:30 a.m. at her home on Johns Rd. They say that she suffers from depression and will require her medication.

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    Authorities in Richmond County are searching for a missing woman. 23-year-old Shamiya Williams has been missing since April 19 around 6:30 a.m. at her home on Johns Rd. They say that she suffers from depression and will require her medication.

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  • Columbia County authorities look to identify theft suspect

    Columbia County authorities look to identify theft suspect

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 9:56 AM EDT2017-04-19 13:56:12 GMT
    Walmart Theft suspect; Source: Columbia County Sheriff's OfficeWalmart Theft suspect; Source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office

    Authorities in Columbia County are looking for the public to help identify a suspect. The man pictured is wanted for theft from the Bobby Jones Walmart. He is said to have taken a television out of the store without paying for it and driving away. The vehicle is described as a black SUV that could possibly be a Trailblazer. 

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    Authorities in Columbia County are looking for the public to help identify a suspect. The man pictured is wanted for theft from the Bobby Jones Walmart. He is said to have taken a television out of the store without paying for it and driving away. The vehicle is described as a black SUV that could possibly be a Trailblazer. 

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  • 8-year-old needs Bone Marrow Donor

    8-year-old needs Bone Marrow Donor

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 9:46 AM EDT2017-04-18 13:46:20 GMT

    A bone marrow  registry drive  will be held this weekend for an  8-year-old boy in Augusta. Alex Moore was diagnosed with a rare disease called Sever Aplastic Anemia when he was 5-years-old.

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    A bone marrow  registry drive  will be held this weekend for an  8-year-old boy in Augusta. Alex Moore was diagnosed with a rare disease called Sever Aplastic Anemia when he was 5-years-old.

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  • Grovetown Man Wanted for Aggravated Assault

    Grovetown Man Wanted for Aggravated Assault

    Friday, April 14 2017 7:00 AM EDT2017-04-14 11:00:01 GMT

    Grovetown Public Safety needs your help in finding 26-year-old Ricardo Perez-Rosado.They say he is wanted for aggravated assault and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime. 

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    Grovetown Public Safety needs your help in finding 26-year-old Ricardo Perez-Rosado.They say he is wanted for aggravated assault and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime. 

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  • Greenwood man accused of shooting neighbor's dog in the face

    Greenwood man accused of shooting neighbor's dog in the face

    Monday, April 10 2017 9:29 AM EDT2017-04-10 13:29:22 GMT
    Source: IDASource: IDA

    Luke, a Malamute-Siberian Husky mix, was reportedly shot while the family was away visiting their grandmother.

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    Luke, a Malamute-Siberian Husky mix, was reportedly shot while the family was away visiting their grandmother.

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  • EF-2 tornado confirmed in Edgefield County

    EF-2 tornado confirmed in Edgefield County

    Thursday, April 6 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-04-07 03:43:17 GMT
    Photo of severe weather damage in Johnston. (Source: WFXG)Photo of severe weather damage in Johnston. (Source: WFXG)

    A preliminary report of damage in Edgefield County has determined an EF-2 touched down near Johnston. 

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    A preliminary report of damage in Edgefield County has determined an EF-2 touched down near Johnston. 

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  • City of Johnston hard by severe weather

    City of Johnston hard by severe weather

    Thursday, April 6 2017 10:58 AM EDT2017-04-06 14:58:05 GMT

    Many folks in Johnston woke up to tons of damage and some were still without power. There are less than 3,000 people Johnston but it was one of the hardest hit in the CSRA.

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    Many folks in Johnston woke up to tons of damage and some were still without power. There are less than 3,000 people Johnston but it was one of the hardest hit in the CSRA.

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  • Storm survey crew confirms Microburst in Augusta

    Storm survey crew confirms Microburst in Augusta

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 8:49 AM EDT2017-04-05 12:49:47 GMT

    A preliminary report from the team was microburst/straight line wind damage near the city.

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    The downburst had 100 mph winds it in, which snapped numerous hardwood and softwood trees, one of which fell on a home.

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  • High 5 4 Kids: Cameron Wilson

    High 5 4 Kids: Cameron Wilson

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 8:50 PM EDT2017-03-30 00:50:28 GMT

    This week on High 5 4 Kids, we're introducing you to a high school senior who has risen to the top of the band world as a percussion player. Now, he has his sight set on playing on the national level. It's the sound of music that reminds Cameron Wilson that anything is possible.  "I remember being in middle school thinking it would be pretty cool to play music for a living but I was always a realistic kid," says Wilson. But for this Davidson Senior, his desire to play...

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    This week on High 5 4 Kids, we're introducing you to a high school senior who has risen to the top of the band world as a percussion player. Now, he has his sight set on playing on the national level. It's the sound of music that reminds Cameron Wilson that anything is possible.  "I remember being in middle school thinking it would be pretty cool to play music for a living but I was always a realistic kid," says Wilson. But for this Davidson Senior, his desire to play...

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  • Richmond County authorities looking for wanted woman for questioning in furniture theft

    Richmond County authorities looking for wanted woman for questioning in furniture theft

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 10:54 AM EDT2017-03-29 14:54:00 GMT
    woman wanted for questioning; Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Officewoman wanted for questioning; Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office

    The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a woman for questioning for theft. Yard furniture that was sold to Mema Had One was stolen. The RCSO is looking to identify the woman pictured to question her about the incident.

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    The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a woman for questioning for theft. Yard furniture that was sold to Mema Had One was stolen. The RCSO is looking to identify the woman pictured to question her about the incident.

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  • Man arrested in overnight Burke County shooting

    Man arrested in overnight Burke County shooting

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 6:10 AM EDT2017-03-28 10:10:36 GMT
    Man arrested in overnight Burke County shooting; Source: Burke County Sheriff's OfficeMan arrested in overnight Burke County shooting; Source: Burke County Sheriff's Office

    A man has been arrested in the overnight shooting in Burke County. Deputies were called to the 500 block of Boll Weevil Rd. in response to the shooting early Tuesday morning shortly after 12 a.m. When authorities arrived, they found a 25-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was considered to be in serious condition and was taken to a local hospital by Burke County EMA. 

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    A man has been arrested in the overnight shooting in Burke County. Deputies were called to the 500 block of Boll Weevil Rd. in response to the shooting early Tuesday morning shortly after 12 a.m. When authorities arrived, they found a 25-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was considered to be in serious condition and was taken to a local hospital by Burke County EMA. 

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  • UPDATE: Body found on Jefferson Davis Hwy

    UPDATE: Body found on Jefferson Davis Hwy

    Friday, March 24 2017 9:00 AM EDT2017-03-24 13:00:06 GMT
    Body found on Jefferson Davis Highway; Source: WFXGBody found on Jefferson Davis Highway; Source: WFXG

    A dead body has been found on the side of the road on Jefferson Davis Highway. The North Augusta Public Information Officer has confirmed that the body of an adult man was just found this morning. There is no apparent cause of death at this time, but it does appear that the man was killed recently. 

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    A dead body has been found on the side of the road on Jefferson Davis Highway. The North Augusta Public Information Officer has confirmed that the body of an adult man was just found this morning. There is no apparent cause of death at this time, but it does appear that the man was killed recently. 

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  • High 5 4 Kids: Lauren Walker

    High 5 4 Kids: Lauren Walker

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-03-23 00:52:52 GMT
    This week on High 5 4 Kids, we introduce you to a 7th grader who's been in the national spelling bee, plays the saxophone, and holds a 4.0 GPA.  She's also taking some high school level classes.  Hard work pays off. "I just started off doing it for the fun of it and now it's like I have an adrenaline rush and people know me," says Lauren Walker. She admits, she didn't think she would be successful in her first spelling bee competition. "I thought it was ...More >>
    This week on High 5 4 Kids, we introduce you to a 7th grader who's been in the national spelling bee, plays the saxophone, and holds a 4.0 GPA.  She's also taking some high school level classes.  Hard work pays off. "I just started off doing it for the fun of it and now it's like I have an adrenaline rush and people know me," says Lauren Walker. She admits, she didn't think she would be successful in her first spelling bee competition. "I thought it was ...More >>
  • Can the low water levels at Lake Thurmond affect your summer plans

    Can the low water levels at Lake Thurmond affect your summer plans

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 2:29 PM EDT2017-03-22 18:29:02 GMT

    Lake Thurmond is experiencing one of its lowest water levels in years. What once was 80,000 acres full of water is no more.    "A few years back It dropped down to 310 it was pretty hectic out here," says Dykes who's been bringing his family out here for over 20 years is talking about a number that represents mean sea level. To you and me that means the lake has dropped 10 feet in just  a few short years.  And low levels to him mean fewer people com...

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    Lake Thurmond is experiencing one of its lowest water levels in years. What once was 80,000 acres full of water is no more.    "A few years back It dropped down to 310 it was pretty hectic out here," says Dykes who's been bringing his family out here for over 20 years is talking about a number that represents mean sea level. To you and me that means the lake has dropped 10 feet in just  a few short years.  And low levels to him mean fewer people com...

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  • High 5 4 Kids: Mason Roundtree

    High 5 4 Kids: Mason Roundtree

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 7:53 PM EDT2017-03-15 23:53:20 GMT
    This week on our High 5 4 Kids segment, we're introducing you to an 11-year-old YouTuber who's already interviewed people like the Richmond County Marshall and the Augusta Supreme Judge. Mason Roundtree started watching YouTube videos and curiosity began to unfold. "It inspired me to make a lot of videos so five months ago I started making videos and I started getting subscribers and I've been asking people," says Mason. Since he started, he's had more than 150 subscribers ...More >>
    This week on our High 5 4 Kids segment, we're introducing you to an 11-year-old YouTuber who's already interviewed people like the Richmond County Marshall and the Augusta Supreme Judge. Mason Roundtree started watching YouTube videos and curiosity began to unfold. "It inspired me to make a lot of videos so five months ago I started making videos and I started getting subscribers and I've been asking people," says Mason. Since he started, he's had more than 150 subscribers ...More >>
  • Numerous projects in the works and aesthetic changes coming to Grovetown

    Numerous projects in the works and aesthetic changes coming to Grovetown

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 11:33 PM EST2017-03-09 04:33:04 GMT
    Grovetown has 14 residential and six commercial projects underway; WFXGGrovetown has 14 residential and six commercial projects underway; WFXG

    The population of Grovetown is projected to grow in size by 1,000 people a year for the next four to five years.

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    The population of Grovetown is projected to grow in size by 1,000 people a year for the next four to five years.

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  • High 5 4 Kids: Zach Freeman

    High 5 4 Kids: Zach Freeman

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 10:59 PM EST2017-03-09 03:59:32 GMT
    This week on High 5 4 Kids we introduce you to a high school senior who says despite losing two close family members, he is still excelling on and off the field. Zachary Freeman is a star athlete coming off a record wrestling season. "It just feels weird when you get home and you don't have nothing to do for the rest of the day," he says. Freeman says he is someone who must keep himself occupied all the time. Wrestling, Football, Track. You name it, he probably does i...More >>
    This week on High 5 4 Kids we introduce you to a high school senior who says despite losing two close family members, he is still excelling on and off the field. Zachary Freeman is a star athlete coming off a record wrestling season. "It just feels weird when you get home and you don't have nothing to do for the rest of the day," he says. Freeman says he is someone who must keep himself occupied all the time. Wrestling, Football, Track. You name it, he probably does i...More >>
  • NWS: Straight line wind damage confirmed 4 miles north of Barnwell

    NWS: Straight line wind damage confirmed 4 miles north of Barnwell

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 11:22 PM EST2017-02-16 04:22:03 GMT

    The National Weather Service has confirmed straight line wind damage four miles north of Barnwell, SC.

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    The National Weather Service has confirmed straight line wind damage four miles north of Barnwell, SC.

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  • Luncheon supports Women's heart health awareness

    Luncheon supports Women's heart health awareness

    Friday, February 3 2017 11:51 AM EST2017-02-03 16:51:05 GMT

    But Doctors are asking that women start taking better care of themselves. People across the country wore red for heart health today. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S. And University Health care is working to bring more awareness to the cause. 

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    But Doctors are asking that women start taking better care of themselves. People across the country wore red for heart health today. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S. And University Health care is working to bring more awareness to the cause. 

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  • Health officials urge residents to check radon levels

    Health officials urge residents to check radon levels

    Friday, January 13 2017 4:14 PM EST2017-01-13 21:14:02 GMT

    There's something that homeowners in the CSRA should be on the lookout for. Radon Gas. The only problem is it's odorless, tasteless and hard to detect.

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    There's something that homeowners in the CSRA should be on the lookout for. Radon Gas. The only problem is it's odorless, tasteless and hard to detect.

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  • REPORT: Kmart to close 64 stores in 28 states

    REPORT: Kmart to close 64 stores in 28 states

    Monday, September 19 2016 12:34 PM EDT2016-09-19 16:34:03 GMT
    (Credit: Google Maps)(Credit: Google Maps)

    A new batch of Kmart stores will be closing across the U.S. just months after more than 60 struggles stores were shuttered.

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    A new batch of Kmart stores will be closing across the U.S. just months after more than 60 struggles stores were shuttered.

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  • University System of Georgia considering merger between Georgia Southern, Armstrong State

    University System of Georgia considering merger between Georgia Southern, Armstrong State

    Friday, January 6 2017 2:39 PM EST2017-01-06 19:39:44 GMT
    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)

    The University System of Georgia is considering a merger between Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University.

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    The University System of Georgia is considering a merger between Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University.

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  • Google Earth user finds giant 'mysterious creature' near Antarctica

    Google Earth user finds giant 'mysterious creature' near Antarctica

    Tuesday, June 21 2016 8:48 PM EDT2016-06-22 00:48:53 GMT
    A close up look at the object (Image: Google Earth)A close up look at the object (Image: Google Earth)

    Someone claims to have found a huge sea creature near Antarctica. 

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    Someone claims to have found a huge sea creature near Antarctica. 

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  • South Carolina residents will need two forms of ID to fly

    South Carolina residents will need two forms of ID to fly

    Friday, December 23 2016 5:14 PM EST2016-12-23 22:14:55 GMT

    A new push by the TSA will change what South Carolinian's will need to bring to the airport. Beginning in 2018 state issued drivers licenses will no longer be enough to get you in the air.

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    A new push by the TSA will change what South Carolinian's will need to bring to the airport. Beginning in 2018 state issued drivers licenses will no longer be enough to get you in the air.

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  • The History of the Haunted Pillar

    The History of the Haunted Pillar

    Monday, February 22 2016 10:11 PM EST2016-02-23 03:11:33 GMT
    Thursday, March 3 2016 10:11 PM EST2016-03-04 03:11:05 GMT
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    With all the ghost stories we've told you throughout the WFXG Files, we have to end with one, it's the biggest superstition, the Haunted Pillar in Augusta, it's said if you touch it, something very bad will happen to you. It's located right on the corner of 5th and Broad Street. To find out why this pillar has so much allure, we have to go back over 138 years, to a time where the bustle of Broad Street was the town's main marketplace. "It's literally world famous," sa... More >>

    With all the ghost stories we've told you throughout the WFXG Files, we have to end with one, it's the biggest superstition, the Haunted Pillar in Augusta, it's said if you touch it, something very bad will happen to you. It's located right on the corner of 5th and Broad Street. To find out why this pillar has so much allure, we have to go back over 138 years, to a time where the bustle of Broad Street was the town's main marketplace. "It's literally world famous," sa...

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  • Students in Augusta participate in the National Hour of Code

    Students in Augusta participate in the National Hour of Code

    Friday, December 9 2016 8:28 AM EST2016-12-09 13:28:03 GMT

    Students from A.R. Johnson high school are learning more about how a computer really works. Wednesday's "National Hour of Code" encourages teenagers to learn more about computer programing.

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    Students from A.R. Johnson high school are learning more about how a computer really works. Wednesday's "National Hour of Code" encourages teenagers to learn more about computer programing.

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  • Former WFXG anchor, Don Logana, passes away

    WTOC morning anchor, Don Logana, passes away

    Sunday, November 20 2016 10:01 PM EST2016-11-21 03:01:15 GMT
    Donald B. LoganaDonald B. Logana

    We lost one of our very own, Don Logana. He passed away in an early morning car accident. 

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    We lost one of our very own, Don Logana. He passed away in an early morning car accident. 

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  • Longhorn in Aiken helps feed families in need

    Longhorn in Aiken helps feed families in need

    Thursday, November 17 2016 1:58 PM EST2016-11-17 18:58:26 GMT

    The holidays are quickly approaching  and many families are already preparing their menus. But many people aren't sure if they will be able to afford the extra food. One restaurant is  doing its part to put food on the table for families.

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    The holidays are quickly approaching  and many families are already preparing their menus. But many people aren't sure if they will be able to afford the extra food. One restaurant is  doing its part to put food on the table for families.

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  • Voters in Augusta hit the polls early

    Voters in Augusta hit the polls early

    Tuesday, November 8 2016 2:19 PM EST2016-11-08 19:19:21 GMT

    In the CSRA, voters were up early to cast their votes. So many people were eager to participate. Some, for the very first time. With the sun just barely up and the temperature just below 50 degrees, voters across the C-S-R-A knew they had to hit the polls. 

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    In the CSRA, voters were up early to cast their votes. So many people were eager to participate. Some, for the very first time. With the sun just barely up and the temperature just below 50 degrees, voters across the C-S-R-A knew they had to hit the polls. 

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  • Pediatricians release new guidelines on SIDS prevention

    Pediatricians release new guidelines on SIDS prevention

    Wednesday, October 26 2016 9:43 AM EDT2016-10-26 13:43:16 GMT

    Approximately 3500  infants die from sudden infant death syndrome each year. The American Academy of pediatrics recently released new guidelines to help parents prevents cases of SIDS. The biggest advice is to change where your baby sleeps.

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    Approximately 3500  infants die from sudden infant death syndrome each year. The American Academy of pediatrics recently released new guidelines to help parents prevents cases of SIDS. The biggest advice is to change where your baby sleeps.

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  • Augusta group promotes locally grown food

    Augusta group promotes locally grown food

    Monday, October 24 2016 10:45 AM EDT2016-10-24 14:45:33 GMT

    A group here in Augusta is working to make sure local food options are available to all. 

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    A group here in Augusta is working to make sure local food options are available to all. 

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  • Grovetown's High School Battle of the Bands

    Grovetown's High School Battle of the Bands

    Monday, October 24 2016 10:16 AM EDT2016-10-24 14:16:47 GMT

    Grovetown High School recently held its 7th annual Battle of the Bands Invitational. Check this out… this is Central Carroll High School. Their theme for this event? Dance! They are one of 10 high schools from the CSRA competing for bragging rights on who's the best band. 

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    Grovetown High School recently held its 7th annual Battle of the Bands Invitational. Check this out… this is Central Carroll High School. Their theme for this event? Dance! They are one of 10 high schools from the CSRA competing for bragging rights on who's the best band. 

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  • Grovetown man advocates for Male breast cancer

    Grovetown man advocates for Male breast cancer

    Monday, October 17 2016 9:27 AM EDT2016-10-17 13:27:36 GMT

    Breast cancer is a cause that is usually well supported, but there is one aspect of breast cancer that is rarely mentioned. Male breast cancer. But Cecil Herrin is working to change that. "I had the most devastating moment of my life when they told me I had breast cancer."

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    Breast cancer is a cause that is usually well supported, but there is one aspect of breast cancer that is rarely mentioned. Male breast cancer. But Cecil Herrin is working to change that. "I had the most devastating moment of my life when they told me I had breast cancer."

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  • Breaking

    DSS: Current SNAP recipients can apply for help replacing food lost during Matthew

    DSS: Current SNAP recipients can apply for help replacing food lost during Matthew

    Thursday, October 13 2016 2:16 PM EDT2016-10-13 18:16:06 GMT
    Source: PixabaySource: Pixabay

    Participants in South Carolina's SNAP assistance program may apply for financial help replacing food lost during Hurricane Matthew, the state's Department of Social Services said on Thursday.

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    Participants in South Carolina's SNAP assistance program may apply for financial help replacing food lost during Hurricane Matthew, the state's Department of Social Services said on Thursday.

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  • UPDATE: Evacuation order lifted following gas leak in Jenkins County

    UPDATE: Evacuation order lifted following gas leak in Jenkins County

    Saturday, October 8 2016 7:50 PM EDT2016-10-08 23:50:36 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    The explosion happened along Highway 25 near Perkins Road.

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    The explosion happened along Highway 25 near Perkins Road.

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  • Aiken residents stocking up for Hurricane Matthew

    Aiken residents stocking up for Hurricane Matthew

    Wednesday, October 5 2016 8:07 PM EDT2016-10-06 00:07:40 GMT

    As hurricane Mathew approaches, those in Aiken want to be sure that they are prepared for whatever comes their way. The rain hasn't even started yet, but there are signs that Matthew is on the way.

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    As hurricane Mathew approaches, those in Aiken want to be sure that they are prepared for whatever comes their way. The rain hasn't even started yet, but there are signs that Matthew is on the way.

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  • North Augusta City Council meeting

    North Augusta City Council meeting

    Monday, October 3 2016 8:49 AM EDT2016-10-03 12:49:19 GMT
    North Augusta, Source: WFXGNorth Augusta, Source: WFXG

    The City of North Augusta will be holding its regular City Council Meeting today, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. Some topics on the agenda will be the agreement to Crown Castle NG East, the North Augusta Development Code, Property Maintenance funding and WTC Enterprise agreements. The meeting will take place at the North Augusta Municipal Building located at 100 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta, on the 3rd floor. 

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    The City of North Augusta will be holding its regular City Council Meeting today, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. Some topics on the agenda will be the agreement to Crown Castle NG East, the North Augusta Development Code, Property Maintenance funding and WTC Enterprise agreements. The meeting will take place at the North Augusta Municipal Building located at 100 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta, on the 3rd floor. 

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  • Georgia State Defense Force engages in natural disaster training

    Georgia State Defense Force engages in natural disaster training

    Sunday, October 2 2016 8:41 AM EDT2016-10-02 12:41:49 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    As we prepare for yet another hurricane to head our way, one state group is also preparing to save lives.

    The Georgia State Defense Force trained Saturday for natural disaster response in their most involved and complicated exercise to date.

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    As we prepare for yet another hurricane to head our way, one state group is also preparing to save lives.

    The Georgia State Defense Force trained Saturday for natural disaster response in their most involved and complicated exercise to date.

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  • Man found shot in Swainsboro

    Man found shot in Swainsboro

    Sunday, October 2 2016 6:28 AM EDT2016-10-02 10:28:54 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    Officials say a death investigation is underway in Swainsboro after a man was found shot in a home Saturday morning.

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    Officials say a death investigation is underway in Swainsboro after a man was found shot in a home Saturday morning.

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  • High 5 4 Kids: Kaylea McGlothin

    High 5 4 Kids: Kaylea McGlothin

    Sunday, September 11 2016 9:40 PM EDT2016-09-12 01:40:37 GMT

    This week  we're honoring an 11-year-old girl who wanted to do something special for the animals in her community waiting to be adopted. Every couple of weeks, you can catch Kaylea McGlothin and her family donating handmade ropes for dogs along with pet treats to the SPCA. "I really wanted to help the dogs and help the SPCA," says McGlothin. And it all started with Sasha, the dog Kaylea adopted when she first came here. "We came here with a preschool o...

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    This week  we're honoring an 11-year-old girl who wanted to do something special for the animals in her community waiting to be adopted. Every couple of weeks, you can catch Kaylea McGlothin and her family donating handmade ropes for dogs along with pet treats to the SPCA. "I really wanted to help the dogs and help the SPCA," says McGlothin. And it all started with Sasha, the dog Kaylea adopted when she first came here. "We came here with a preschool o...

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  • Aiken County Public Safety job available

    Aiken County Public Safety job available

    Friday, September 23 2016 4:27 PM EDT2016-09-23 20:27:18 GMT
    Aiken Public Safety, Source: WFXGAiken Public Safety, Source: WFXG

    The Aiken Department of Public Safety has a job opening for a Public Safety Officer I. To qualify for the position, you must have a high school diploma or the equivalent, be at least 21 years old, have a valid South Carolina driver’s license and a satisfactory motor vehicle record. You must also meet all of the requirements for South Carolina law for law enforcement officers and firefighters. 

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    The Aiken Department of Public Safety has a job opening for a Public Safety Officer I. To qualify for the position, you must have a high school diploma or the equivalent, be at least 21 years old, have a valid South Carolina driver’s license and a satisfactory motor vehicle record. You must also meet all of the requirements for South Carolina law for law enforcement officers and firefighters. 

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  • 2016 Miss Columbia County Fair scholarship pageant now accepting applicants

    2016 Miss Columbia County Fair scholarship pageant now accepting applicants

    Friday, September 23 2016 1:02 PM EDT2016-09-23 17:02:59 GMT
    Columbia County Fair Scholarship PageantColumbia County Fair Scholarship Pageant

    The Columbia County Fair Scholarship Pageant are now accepting applications for 2016.  Applicants must be residents of the CSRA, single young ladies 17-23 years old and must have turned 17 by Dec. 31, 2016. 

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    The Columbia County Fair Scholarship Pageant are now accepting applications for 2016.  Applicants must be residents of the CSRA, single young ladies 17-23 years old and must have turned 17 by Dec. 31, 2016. 

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  • Man facing charges in overnight homicide in Columbia County

    Man facing charges in overnight homicide in Columbia County

    Monday, September 12 2016 5:54 PM EDT2016-09-12 21:54:27 GMT
    Lenell White (Source: Columbia Co. Sheriff's Office)Lenell White (Source: Columbia Co. Sheriff's Office)

    The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has one man in custody following an overnight homicide. Investigators say 24-year-old Lenell White confessed to killing Lavon Crawford. According to the sheriff’s office, someone called 911 to report a crash involving a pedestrian on Washington Road near Steeplechase Lane. The call came in just after 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. People at the scene told investigators that they had not witnessed the crash. They saw Crawford on the side of the ...

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    The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has one man in custody following an overnight homicide. Investigators say 24-year-old Lenell White confessed to killing Lavon Crawford. According to the sheriff’s office, someone called 911 to report a crash involving a pedestrian on Washington Road near Steeplechase Lane. The call came in just after 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. People at the scene told investigators that they had not witnessed the crash. They saw Crawford on the side of the ...

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  • Body of missing man found in Savannah River

    Body of missing man found in Savannah River

    Tuesday, August 30 2016 10:20 AM EDT2016-08-30 14:20:02 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    Boats came in and out of Poor Robin's landing all afternoon. The search on the Savannah River started Sunday and moved into day two with few signs of the young man who went into the water Sunday.

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    Boats came in and out of Poor Robin's landing all afternoon. The search on the Savannah River started Sunday and moved into day two with few signs of the young man who went into the water Sunday.

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  • Augusta man celebrates 107th birthday

    Augusta man celebrates 107th birthday

    Wednesday, August 24 2016 11:42 AM EDT2016-08-24 15:42:34 GMT
    Edward Kulik celebrates 107th birthday (WFXG)Edward Kulik celebrates 107th birthday (WFXG)

    One Augusta man celebrated a major milestone that not many get to see. Edward Kulik turned 107 years old Monday. With a milestone like that, we just had to drop in and sing "Happy Birthday".

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    One Augusta man celebrated a major milestone that not many get to see. Edward Kulik turned 107 years old Monday. With a milestone like that, we just had to drop in and sing "Happy Birthday".

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  • Investigators: man sexually assaulted child with autism near Ridge Crossing Apartments

    Investigators: man sexually assaulted child with autism near Ridge Crossing Apartments

    Friday, August 5 2016 5:10 PM EDT2016-08-05 21:10:03 GMT
    Source: Columbia Co. Sheriff's OfficeSource: Columbia Co. Sheriff's Office

    The 10-year-old girl was walking near the Ridge Crossing Apartments. Investigators say the man took the child into the woods and sexually assaulted her.

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    The 10-year-old girl was walking near the Ridge Crossing Apartments. Investigators say the man took the child into the woods and sexually assaulted her.

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  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Natural gas leak closes Blue Ridge Drive

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Natural gas leak closes Blue Ridge Drive

    Wednesday, July 13 2016 5:00 PM EDT2016-07-13 21:00:22 GMT
    WFXG ImageWFXG Image

    Emergency officials are asking drivers to avoid Blue Ridge Drive.

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    Emergency officials are asking drivers to avoid Blue Ridge Drive.

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  • One dead, one recovering in Emanuel County homicide

    One dead, one recovering in Emanuel County homicide

    Monday, July 11 2016 3:34 PM EDT2016-07-11 19:34:12 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    The sheriff’s office says the two were both shot inside a home on King Circle Drive around 1:30 a.m. on Monday, July 11, 2016.

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    The sheriff’s office says the two were both shot inside a home on King Circle Drive around 1:30 a.m. on Monday, July 11, 2016.

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  • Sheriff Roundtree responds to violence across the nation

    Sheriff Roundtree responds to violence across the nation

    Friday, July 8 2016 9:34 PM EDT2016-07-09 01:34:00 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    "My heartfelt sympathy and condolences go out to all of the family members... "

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    "My heartfelt sympathy and condolences go out to all of the family members... "

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  • UPDATE: Charges to be filed in Gem Lakes "suspicious activity"

    UPDATE: Charges to be filed in Gem Lakes "suspicious activity"

    Friday, July 8 2016 9:22 PM EDT2016-07-09 01:22:51 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    A witness saw a white, four-door sedan approach a woman walking along Springwood Drive around 1:40 in the afternoon.

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    Man involved in "suspicious incident" has been identified.

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  • Interfaith community vigil set for Friday night

    Interfaith community vigil set for Friday night

    Friday, July 8 2016 11:50 AM EDT2016-07-08 15:50:50 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG
    There’s a vigil to pray for justice and peace, and it’s set for Friday evening in Augusta. It will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta at 3501 Walton Way Extension on Friday, July 8th. The program of prayer, readings and hymns begins at 6 p.m. That will be followed by discussions about the safety of the community. This interfaith community gathering is sponsored by the Augusta NAACP Branch, Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta and Augusta Interfait...More >>
    There’s a vigil to pray for justice and peace, and it’s set for Friday evening in Augusta. It will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta at 3501 Walton Way Extension on Friday, July 8th. The program of prayer, readings and hymns begins at 6 p.m. That will be followed by discussions about the safety of the community. This interfaith community gathering is sponsored by the Augusta NAACP Branch, Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta and Augusta Interfait...More >>
  • Blackwell defeats Ruthven in SC State House District 81 primary runoff

    Blackwell defeats Ruthven in SC State House District 81 primary runoff

    Tuesday, June 28 2016 9:49 PM EDT2016-06-29 01:49:22 GMT
    WFXG File imageWFXG File image

    According to the Aiken County Elections Office, Bart Blackwell has defeated K.T. Ruthven in the primary runoff for SC State House District 81.

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    According to the Aiken County Elections Office, Bart Blackwell has defeated K.T. Ruthven in the primary runoff for SC State House District 81.

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  • LA Attorney General to review controversial 'whipping' arrest

    LA Attorney General to review controversial 'whipping' arrest

    Friday, June 24 2016 12:49 PM EDT2016-06-24 16:49:26 GMT
    Schaquana Spears (Source: WAFB)Schaquana Spears (Source: WAFB)

    The controversial arrest of a mother accused of whipping her children after they allegedly burglarized a home has sparked debate regarding whether or not she should have been arrested.   

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    The controversial arrest of a mother accused of whipping her children after they allegedly burglarized a home has sparked debate regarding whether or not she should have been arrested.   

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  • An adorable rescue stops traffic in Missouri

    An adorable rescue stops traffic in Missouri

    Wednesday, June 22 2016 5:27 PM EDT2016-06-22 21:27:50 GMT

    A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper just shut down a highway near of St. Louis for a unique rescue.

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    A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper just shut down a highway near of St. Louis for a unique rescue.

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  • RCSO searching for two shoplifting suspects

    RCSO searching for two shoplifting suspects

    Wednesday, June 22 2016 2:27 PM EDT2016-06-22 18:27:45 GMT
    (Source: RCSO)(Source: RCSO)

    The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two suspects wanted in connection to a theft at Ulta Beauty on Robert C. Daniel Parkway. 

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    The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two suspects wanted in connection to a theft at Ulta Beauty on Robert C. Daniel Parkway. 

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  • Kellogg Company recalls certain graham products

    Kellogg Company recalls certain graham products

    Wednesday, June 22 2016 2:00 PM EDT2016-06-22 18:00:31 GMT

    Kellogg Company is recalling some graham crumbs because they may have undeclared allergen peanut residue.

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    Kellogg Company is recalling some graham crumbs because they may have undeclared allergen peanut residue.

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  • Mother arrested for allegedly hitting children because they burglarized home

    Mother arrested for allegedly hitting children because they burglarized home

    A mother was arrested for felony cruelty charges after she allegedly whipped her three sons after she found out they burglarized a home.  

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    A mother was arrested for felony cruelty charges after she allegedly whipped her three sons after she found out they burglarized a home.  

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  • Disney princesses could be harming your little girl, magnifying stereotypes

    Disney princesses could be harming your little girl, magnifying stereotypes

    Wednesday, June 22 2016 11:33 AM EDT2016-06-22 15:33:14 GMT

     A new study from BYU found the Disney Princess culture can harm girls and magnify stereotypes. 

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     A new study from BYU found the Disney Princess culture can harm girls and magnify stereotypes. 

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  • Coast Guard searching for missing family off Florida coast

    Coast Guard searching for missing family off Florida coast

    Wednesday, June 22 2016 9:37 AM EDT2016-06-22 13:37:41 GMT
    Source: APSource: AP

    The Coast Guard is searching for a missing family off the Florida coast. 

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    The Coast Guard is searching for a missing family off the Florida coast. 

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  • MPD honors K-9 with decorated service record

    MPD honors K-9 with decorated service record

    Tuesday, June 21 2016 10:20 PM EDT2016-06-22 02:20:47 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    Officers came together Tuesday to honor the service of a Memphis Police Department K-9.

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    Officers came together Tuesday to honor the service of a Memphis Police Department K-9.

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  • Dad gets tattoo to help son feel better about cancer surgery scar

    Dad gets tattoo to help son feel better about cancer surgery scar

    Tuesday, June 21 2016 9:55 PM EDT2016-06-22 01:55:17 GMT

    A Kansas dad is getting a lot praise online. 

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    A Kansas dad is getting a lot praise online. 

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  • Wrongful death lawsuit filed in connection to Marshall Square fire

    Wrongful death lawsuit filed in connection to Marshall Square fire

    Thursday, June 16 2016 8:57 PM EDT2016-06-17 00:57:53 GMT
    Source: WFXG ImageSource: WFXG Image

    91-year-old Dorothy Carpenter died in that fire in June of 2015. Her daughter, Barbara Ellington, has filed the lawsuit, seeking $15 million in damages.

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    91-year-old Dorothy Carpenter died in that fire in June of 2015. Her daughter, Barbara Ellington, has filed the lawsuit, seeking $15 million in damages.

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  • Argument over NBA Finals game leads to stabbing

    Argument over NBA Finals game leads to stabbing

    Wednesday, June 15 2016 11:19 AM EDT2016-06-15 15:19:23 GMT

    The stabbing happened around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday at an apartment on East Taylor Street.

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    The stabbing happened around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday at an apartment on East Taylor Street.

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  • Electrical short leads to vent fire at North Augusta daycare

    Electrical short leads to vent fire at North Augusta daycare

    Wednesday, June 15 2016 10:52 AM EDT2016-06-15 14:52:15 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    The school on Carolina Avenue will be closed for the rest of Wednesday for inspections.

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    The school on Carolina Avenue will be closed for the rest of Wednesday for inspections.

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