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  • Cooling Centers are available this weekend in preparation for triple digit heat index

    Cooling Centers are available this weekend in preparation for triple digit heat index

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:43 PM EDT2017-07-22 02:43:44 GMT

    If you know about Columbia County's cooling centers, you are one of the few. The County is trying to do a better job of spreading the word that these cooling centers are out there.  Don't let the gloomy clouds deceive you. The occasional cloud cover we saw on Friday is expected to disappear this weekend. This while the heat index will go above 100.  "Stayed hydrated, Check the heat index, don't go out unless you absolutely have or unless you need too," says ...

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    If you know about Columbia County's cooling centers, you are one of the few. The County is trying to do a better job of spreading the word that these cooling centers are out there.  Don't let the gloomy clouds deceive you. The occasional cloud cover we saw on Friday is expected to disappear this weekend. This while the heat index will go above 100.  "Stayed hydrated, Check the heat index, don't go out unless you absolutely have or unless you need too," says ...

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  • All God's Creatures talks heartworm prevention

    All God's Creatures talks heartworm prevention

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:52 AM EDT2017-07-21 15:52:49 GMT
    Source: WFXG file imageSource: WFXG file image

    The beauty of summer means your pets are spending more time outdoors. Mosquitoes are also out and trying to give your pets heartworms.

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    The beauty of summer means your pets are spending more time outdoors. Mosquitoes are also out and trying to give your pets heartworms.

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  • Suspect sought in Stevens Creed Rd. shooting

    Suspect sought in Stevens Creed Rd. shooting

    Friday, July 21 2017 6:58 PM EDT2017-07-21 22:58:26 GMT
    Anthony Mitchell (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Anthony Mitchell (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for an assault suspect. ON Thursday, July 20 at around 10:11 p.m. deputies responded to reports of a gunshot on the 1000 block of Stevens Creek Road. When they arrived, deputies found a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. 

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for an assault suspect. ON Thursday, July 20 at around 10:11 p.m. deputies responded to reports of a gunshot on the 1000 block of Stevens Creek Road. When they arrived, deputies found a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. 

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  • Nearby businesses respond to SunTrust Bank robbery

    Nearby businesses respond to SunTrust Bank robbery

    Friday, July 21 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-07-21 22:21:00 GMT

    Richmond County deputies responded when they received word of a bank robbery at the SunTrust bank. The suspect has been identified as 51-year-old Joel Craig Daniel. Authorities say Daniel walked into the bank this morning and handed a note to the teller demanding money.

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    Richmond County deputies responded when they received word of a bank robbery at the SunTrust bank. The suspect has been identified as 51-year-old Joel Craig Daniel. Authorities say Daniel walked into the bank this morning and handed a note to the teller demanding money.

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  • Suspect in SunTrust bank robbery arrested

    Suspect in SunTrust bank robbery arrested

    Friday, July 21 2017 2:55 PM EDT2017-07-21 18:55:39 GMT
    Joel Craig Daniel (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Joel Craig Daniel (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    The SunTrust bank at 801 Broad Street in downtown Augusta was robbed Friday morning. The robbery happened at around 10:15 a.m.

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    The SunTrust bank at 801 Broad Street in downtown Augusta was robbed Friday morning. The robbery happened at around 10:15 a.m.

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  • 3 injured in Cohen Rd. crash in Burke Co.

    3 injured in Cohen Rd. crash in Burke Co.

    Friday, July 21 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-07-21 17:42:00 GMT
    Cohen Rd. crash in Burke County 7/21/17 (source: Burke County Sheriff's Office)Cohen Rd. crash in Burke County 7/21/17 (source: Burke County Sheriff's Office)

    Burke County deputies and EMS are on the scene of a crash at Cohen Road near Highway 25.

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    Burke County deputies and EMS are on the scene of a crash at Cohen Road near Highway 25.

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  • Cancellation of Augusta Southern Nationals leaves a deep financial hole

    Cancellation of Augusta Southern Nationals leaves a deep financial hole

    Friday, July 21 2017 1:15 PM EDT2017-07-21 17:15:02 GMT
    The first races would have been Friday at 9am; WFXG.The first races would have been Friday at 9am; WFXG.

    What should have been an annual draw for thousands ended up costing the city millions. The sting of the sudden cancellation of the 31st Annual Augusta Southern Nationals will be felt for a while.

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    What should have been an annual draw for thousands ended up costing the city millions. The sting of the sudden cancellation of the 31st Annual Augusta Southern Nationals will be felt for a while.

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  • Weekend Blitz 7/17/17- 7/23/17

    Weekend Blitz 7/17/17- 7/23/17

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:34 AM EDT2017-07-21 14:34:30 GMT

    Alissa Holmes has your Weekend Blitz for 7/17/17- 7/23/17

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    Alissa Holmes has your Weekend Blitz for 7/17/17- 7/23/17

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  • Dog Days of Summer

    Dog Days of Summer

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:26 AM EDT2017-07-21 14:26:40 GMT

    Dog lovers, you can bring your furry friend for a day of fun at Dog Days of Summer.

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    Dog lovers, you can bring your furry friend for a day of fun at Dog Days of Summer.

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  • GreenJackets fall to Delmarva 7-3

    GreenJackets fall to Delmarva 7-3

    Friday, July 21 2017 9:54 AM EDT2017-07-21 13:54:14 GMT
    Image Source: GreenJacketsImage Source: GreenJackets

    In a game that seemed like an offensive struggle, the bats started cracking for Delmarva in the Seventh inning as they beat the GreenJackets 7-3 Thursday night.  

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    In a game that seemed like an offensive struggle, the bats started cracking for Delmarva in the Seventh inning as they beat the GreenJackets 7-3 Thursday night.  

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  • Gordon Lakes Golf Club dubbed best golf course in the army

    Gordon Lakes Golf Club dubbed best golf course in the army

    Friday, July 21 2017 9:27 AM EDT2017-07-21 13:27:36 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG
    It's no secret that Augusta is known for what many call the nicest golf course in the world. Only about 20 minutes away though, is the golf course the Army has dubbed the best in the entire branch. A quiet cruise through the foliage along Gordon Lakes makes it easy to forget you're on a military post. Sharing the same Georgia landscape as Augusta National, the feeling is very reminiscent. The fairways are wide open, island greens and fountains have given Gordon Lakes the distinctio...More >>
    It's no secret that Augusta is known for what many call the nicest golf course in the world. Only about 20 minutes away though, is the golf course the Army has dubbed the best in the entire branch. A quiet cruise through the foliage along Gordon Lakes makes it easy to forget you're on a military post. Sharing the same Georgia landscape as Augusta National, the feeling is very reminiscent. The fairways are wide open, island greens and fountains have given Gordon Lakes the distinctio...More >>
  • UPDATE: Kevin Hart announces second show

    UPDATE: Kevin Hart announces second show

    Friday, July 21 2017 8:26 AM EDT2017-07-21 12:26:29 GMT
    Kevin Hart is coming to the Bell Auditorium as part of the Westobou Festival.Kevin Hart is coming to the Bell Auditorium as part of the Westobou Festival.

    Kevin Hart will be coming to Augusta this October, and he is not coming to town alone.

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    Kevin Hart will be coming to Augusta this October, and he is not coming to town alone.

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  • Judges pleading for more space; possibility of reopening old jail?

    Judges pleading for more space; possibility of reopening old jail?

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:05 PM EDT2017-07-21 03:05:28 GMT
    (Source: MGN Online)(Source: MGN Online)

    Mold, Flooding, and more issues forced Richmond County to close the Jail on Walton Way  Its more than 6 years old and some judges say they need space soon. "What we want the county commissioners to do is look at some of the options and try to find a place appropriate for juvenile court," says  Judge Doug Flanagan, Juvenile Court Judge for the Augusta Circuit. Right now more than 20 judges are sharing eight court rooms with lock-ups which has created a back-log fo...

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    Mold, Flooding, and more issues forced Richmond County to close the Jail on Walton Way  Its more than 6 years old and some judges say they need space soon. "What we want the county commissioners to do is look at some of the options and try to find a place appropriate for juvenile court," says  Judge Doug Flanagan, Juvenile Court Judge for the Augusta Circuit. Right now more than 20 judges are sharing eight court rooms with lock-ups which has created a back-log fo...

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  • Lake Springs boat ramp on Thurmond Lake will close temporarily

    Lake Springs boat ramp on Thurmond Lake will close temporarily

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:22:56 GMT
    Lake Springs boat ramp on Thurmond Lake will close temporarily (WFXG)Lake Springs boat ramp on Thurmond Lake will close temporarily (WFXG)

    More improvements headed to Lake Springs boat ramp on Thurmond Lake this coming week.

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    More improvements headed to Lake Springs boat ramp on Thurmond Lake this coming week.

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  • Veteran unemployment rate is down in Augusta

    Veteran unemployment rate is down in Augusta

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:15 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:15:05 GMT
    Veteran unemployment rate is down in Augusta  (wfxg)Veteran unemployment rate is down in Augusta (wfxg)

    Great news for our heroes!  Augusta Warrior Project says this is a good year for veterans who are looking for jobs. And who's to thank? - Cyber and technology companies.

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    Great news for our heroes!  Augusta Warrior Project says this is a good year for veterans who are looking for jobs. And who's to thank? - Cyber and technology companies.

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  • Eisenhower Medical Center to host screenings for first-time GA public school students

    Eisenhower Medical Center to host screenings for first-time GA public school students

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-07-20 22:14:41 GMT
    Fort Gordon (WXFG)Fort Gordon (WXFG)

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center on Fort Gordon is preparing to host its annual School Screening event. The event will be on three Saturdays: July 22, July 29 and Aug. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

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    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center on Fort Gordon is preparing to host its annual School Screening event. The event will be on three Saturdays: July 22, July 29 and Aug. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

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  • Richmond Co. investigators searching for Salvation Army donation box arsonist

    Richmond Co. investigators searching for Salvation Army donation box arsonist

    Thursday, July 20 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-07-20 16:48:50 GMT
    Salvation Army donation box arson suspect (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Salvation Army donation box arson suspect (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying an arson suspect. The young man pictured in this article is wanted in connection with an arson at a Salvation Army donation box at 3362 Wrightsboro Road.

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying an arson suspect. The young man pictured in this article is wanted in connection with an arson at a Salvation Army donation box at 3362 Wrightsboro Road.

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  • Phone outage will affect 803-471-xxxx phone numbers

    Phone outage will affect 803-471-xxxx phone numbers

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:20 AM EDT2017-07-20 15:20:34 GMT

    A phone outage will affect customers Thursday night in Aiken County. Around 316 residences and 133 businesses with phone numbers beginning with 803-471-xxxx will lose phone service from 11 p.m. Thursday night to 6 a.m. Friday morning.

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    A phone outage will affect customers Thursday night in Aiken County. Around 316 residences and 133 businesses with phone numbers beginning with 803-471-xxxx will lose phone service from 11 p.m. Thursday night to 6 a.m. Friday morning.

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  • Protecting yourself against heat exhaustion and heat stroke

    Protecting yourself against heat exhaustion and heat stroke

    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:47 AM EDT2017-07-20 14:47:11 GMT

    As the summer goes on  and the sun continues to beam you need to make sure you are staying safe out there. Knowing the dangers of heat stroke and heat exhaustion are important.

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    As the summer goes on  and the sun continues to beam you need to make sure you are staying safe out there. Knowing the dangers of heat stroke and heat exhaustion are important.

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  • GreenJackets drop first game of Homestand to Shorebirds 3-1

    GreenJackets drop first game of Homestand to Shorebirds 3-1

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:22 AM EDT2017-07-20 12:22:46 GMT
    Image Source: GreenJacketsImage Source: GreenJackets

    The GreenJackets lost the first game of their Homestand to the Shorebirds 3-1.  Delmarva held Augusta to just one run on four hits at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Wednesday night.

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    The GreenJackets lost the first game of their Homestand to the Shorebirds 3-1.  Delmarva held Augusta to just one run on four hits at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Wednesday night.

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  • Keeping your tech out of the frying pan

    Keeping your tech out of the frying pan

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:29 AM EDT2017-07-20 10:29:32 GMT
    No case, no way. The color of your phone's backside does not mean much if you plan on keeping it mint; WFXG.No case, no way. The color of your phone's backside does not mean much if you plan on keeping it mint; WFXG.

    Sometimes our expensive handheld toys have more to worry about than our lousy handling. The CSRA is used to muggy weather, but that does not mean our electronics are.

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    Sometimes our expensive handheld toys have more to worry about than our lousy handling. The CSRA is used to muggy weather, but that does not mean our electronics are.

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  • How Southern Nationals being canceled affects the Special Olympics

    How Southern Nationals being canceled affects the Special Olympics

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 10:25 PM EDT2017-07-20 02:25:34 GMT

    The Southern Nationals being canceled last Friday shocked many throughout the C-S-R-A. Out of the annual expected $5 million dollars the Southern Nationals bring in, the Special Olympics receives a portion of that, several thousand dollars – until this year.  Downtown Augusta was expected to transform this week as the city prepared for the Southern Nationals. 

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    The Southern Nationals being canceled last Friday shocked many throughout the C-S-R-A. Out of the annual expected $5 million dollars the Southern Nationals bring in, the Special Olympics receives a portion of that, several thousand dollars – until this year.  Downtown Augusta was expected to transform this week as the city prepared for the Southern Nationals. 

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  • Operation Southern Shield is raising awareness in Augusta

    Operation Southern Shield is raising awareness in Augusta

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 7:42 PM EDT2017-07-19 23:42:47 GMT
    Operation Southern Shield (wfxg)Operation Southern Shield (wfxg)

    Did you notice a lot state troopers on I-20? It's because of Operation Southern Shield.

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    Did you notice a lot state troopers on I-20? It's because of Operation Southern Shield.

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  • 6 arrested in connection to Smart Grocery armed robbery

    6 arrested in connection to Smart Grocery armed robbery

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 7:41 PM EDT2017-07-19 23:41:29 GMT
    Smart Grocery armed robbery arrests 7/19/17 (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Smart Grocery armed robbery arrests 7/19/17 (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has arrested six individuals in connection with an armed robbery that happened Wednesday morning in Augusta. On July 19 at around 3:45 a.m., deputies responded to the Smart Grocery on Wrightsboro Road for a reported armed robbery.

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has arrested six individuals in connection with an armed robbery that happened Wednesday morning in Augusta. On July 19 at around 3:45 a.m., deputies responded to the Smart Grocery on Wrightsboro Road for a reported armed robbery.

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  • High 5 4 Kids: Maya and Tayla Rogers

    High 5 4 Kids: Maya and Tayla Rogers

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:57:18 GMT
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    This week, we HIGH 5 Tayla and Maya Rogers 4 their interest in serving others. The twins work together to perform “Random Acts of Kindness.”

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    This week, we HIGH 5 Tayla and Maya Rogers 4 their interest in serving others. The twins work together to perform “Random Acts of Kindness.”

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  • UPDATE: Boil water advisory repealed for area near Warrenville

    UPDATE: Boil water advisory repealed for area near Warrenville

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:24:43 GMT
    boil water advisory; Source: WFXGboil water advisory; Source: WFXG

    The Valley Public Service Authority Effective July 18, 2017 The General Manager advises the customers of Valley Public Service Authority Water System residing in the area of the intersection of Augusta Road and Dibble Road up to the intersection of the 118 Bypass and Highway 1.

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    The Valley Public Service Authority Effective July 18, 2017 The General Manager advises the customers of Valley Public Service Authority Water System residing in the area of the intersection of Augusta Road and Dibble Road up to the intersection of the 118 Bypass and Highway 1.

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  • ROAD CLOSURE: Entrance to Woodbridge Dr. at Washington Rd.

    ROAD CLOSURE: Entrance to Woodbridge Dr. at Washington Rd.

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:21 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:21:39 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    A scheduled road closure will affect residents of one Columbia County neighborhood. From 9 a.m. Monday, July 24 through 5 p.m. Friday, July 28, the entrance to Woodbridge Drive at Washington Road will be closed.

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    A scheduled road closure will affect residents of one Columbia County neighborhood. From 9 a.m. Monday, July 24 through 5 p.m. Friday, July 28, the entrance to Woodbridge Drive at Washington Road will be closed.

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  • Person of interest wanted in Grovetown Circle K wallet theft

    Person of interest wanted in Grovetown Circle K wallet theft

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 3:58 PM EDT2017-07-19 19:58:13 GMT
    Wallet theft person of interest 7/15/17 (source: Grovetown Public Safety)Wallet theft person of interest 7/15/17 (source: Grovetown Public Safety)
    Grovetown Public Safety is asking for the public's help identifying a woman wanted in connection to a theft. The woman pictured in this article is a person of interest in the theft of a customer's wallet from the Circle K on Wrightsboro Road in Grovetown. The theft happened on July 15 at around 7:25 p.m. If you have any information about this crime or are able to identify this woman, please contact Investigator Samuel Long at 706-863-1212. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reser...More >>
    Grovetown Public Safety is asking for the public's help identifying a woman wanted in connection to a theft. The woman pictured in this article is a person of interest in the theft of a customer's wallet from the Circle K on Wrightsboro Road in Grovetown. The theft happened on July 15 at around 7:25 p.m. If you have any information about this crime or are able to identify this woman, please contact Investigator Samuel Long at 706-863-1212. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reser...More >>
  • Augusta man named head coach at 2017 World Games

    Augusta man named head coach at 2017 World Games

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 1:03 PM EDT2017-07-19 17:03:24 GMT

    The International World Games begins in less than a week and one of Augusta's very own is heading overseas to make history.

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    The International World Games begins in less than a week and one of Augusta's very own is heading overseas to make history.

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  • AmbioPharm, Inc. expanding in North Augusta, will add 100 new jobs

    AmbioPharm, Inc. expanding in North Augusta, will add 100 new jobs

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-07-18 22:52:29 GMT
    AmbioPharm, Inc. in North Augusta (WFXG)AmbioPharm, Inc. in North Augusta (WFXG)

    AmbioPharm, Inc., a full-service peptide and biopharmaceutical manufacturing company, is expanding its operations in Aiken County, bringing 100 new jobs in the process.

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    AmbioPharm, Inc., a full-service peptide and biopharmaceutical manufacturing company, is expanding its operations in Aiken County, bringing 100 new jobs in the process.

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  • Camp IVEY empowers children with disabilities

    Camp IVEY empowers children with disabilities

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-07-18 22:08:40 GMT
    Camp IVEY Flyer (Source: Family Y)Camp IVEY Flyer (Source: Family Y)

    The YMCA and Children's Hospital of Georgia are making sure children with developmental issues get the chance to attend summer camp. Camp IVEY begins on Monday, July 24, 2017 and lasts all next week.

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    The YMCA and Children's Hospital of Georgia are making sure children with developmental issues get the chance to attend summer camp. Camp IVEY begins on Monday, July 24, 2017 and lasts all next week.

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  • Subject wanted for questioning in counterfeit money case

    Subject wanted for questioning in counterfeit money case

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 4:39 PM EDT2017-07-18 20:39:56 GMT
    forgery subject (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)forgery subject (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying a subject wanted for questioning in a forgery case. The man pictured in this article is wanted for questioning.

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying a subject wanted for questioning in a forgery case. The man pictured in this article is wanted for questioning.

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  • Helping the disabled ride their worries away

    Helping the disabled ride their worries away

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 12:14 PM EDT2017-07-18 16:14:30 GMT
    Construction is scheduled for completion later this fall; WFXG.Construction is scheduled for completion later this fall; WFXG.

    The Great Oak Therapeutic Riding Center in Aiken will treat the physical and emotional needs of the disabled through horseback riding.

    Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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    The Great Oak Therapeutic Riding Center in Aiken will treat the physical and emotional needs of the disabled through horseback riding.

    Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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  • Boys and Girls Club launches mobile computer lab

    Boys and Girls Club launches mobile computer lab

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 11:41 AM EDT2017-07-18 15:41:59 GMT

    Many of us have a smartphone near us 24/7 and access to wi-fi at home and at work. However, 25% of Americans don't have access to broadband internet at home. The Boys and Girls Club in the CSRA has launched a new initiative to help close the digital divide.

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    Many of us have a smartphone near us 24/7 and access to wi-fi at home and at work. However, 25% of Americans don't have access to broadband internet at home. The Boys and Girls Club in the CSRA has launched a new initiative to help close the digital divide.

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  • Augusta ranked top 10 most stressed cities

    Augusta ranked top 10 most stressed cities

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 11:13 AM EDT2017-07-18 15:13:56 GMT
    Augusta Commission Sign (WFXG)Augusta Commission Sign (WFXG)

    Augusta is one of the most stressed cities in the nation. That's according to a WalletHub study released Tuesday, ranking cities on their stress levels based on family, work, health and financial stress. Augusta was ranked no. 9 in the nation. WalletHub took the 150 largest cities in the United States and compared 30 key metrics.

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    Augusta is one of the most stressed cities in the nation. That's according to a WalletHub study released Tuesday, ranking cities on their stress levels based on family, work, health and financial stress. Augusta was ranked no. 9 in the nation. WalletHub took the 150 largest cities in the United States and compared 30 key metrics.

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  • Clubhouse accepting applications for 2nd round of "Coding Boot camp"

    Clubhouse accepting applications for 2nd round of "Coding Boot camp"

    Monday, July 17 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-07-18 00:13:51 GMT
    A 12-week boot camp but this isn't a military experience.  It's an intensive coding boot camp, aimed at keeping home grown talent in the C-S-R-A.  Applicants don't have to have a degree in coding or even past work experience but what they look at it in the interview process. The intangibles, how do you feel about the growing field? It was a long-shot for Rebecca Van Loenen, securing a spot in the 1st ever "Coding Boot camp" "I said, 'well, why not take...More >>
    A 12-week boot camp but this isn't a military experience.  It's an intensive coding boot camp, aimed at keeping home grown talent in the C-S-R-A.  Applicants don't have to have a degree in coding or even past work experience but what they look at it in the interview process. The intangibles, how do you feel about the growing field? It was a long-shot for Rebecca Van Loenen, securing a spot in the 1st ever "Coding Boot camp" "I said, 'well, why not take...More >>
  • Heated discussion on proposed millage hike in Grovetown

    Heated discussion on proposed millage hike in Grovetown

    Monday, July 17 2017 7:56 PM EDT2017-07-17 23:56:59 GMT
    HEATED DISCUSSION ON PROPOSED MILLAGE HIKE wfxgHEATED DISCUSSION ON PROPOSED MILLAGE HIKE wfxg

    A lot of concerns from Grovetown residents, over the proposed increase in how much money they may have to pay the city.

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    A lot of concerns from Grovetown residents, over the proposed increase in how much money they may have to pay the city.

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  • Law Enforcement cracks down on speeding with new initiative

    Law Enforcement cracks down on speeding with new initiative

    Monday, July 17 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-07-17 23:22:32 GMT

    Speeding and car fatalities continue to be a driving problem along highways and rural roads. Without really thinking about it, drivers speed by to get where they need to go. Sergeant Brandon Reeves of Burke County Sheriff’s Office says that since January, the state has seen hundreds of car fatalities.

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    Speeding and car fatalities continue to be a driving problem along highways and rural roads. Without really thinking about it, drivers speed by to get where they need to go. Sergeant Brandon Reeves of Burke County Sheriff’s Office says that since January, the state has seen hundreds of car fatalities.

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  • Senior's Night Out at the Augusta Common

    Senior's Night Out at the Augusta Common

    Monday, July 17 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-07-17 22:18:48 GMT
    Augusta Recreation and Parks (source: WFXG)Augusta Recreation and Parks (source: WFXG)

    July is Park and Recreation Month and the City of Augusta is inviting the city's senior citizens to come down to the Augusta Common for an evening of fun and entertainment. Senior's Night Out will be at the Augusta Common in downtown Augusta Thursday, July 20 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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    July is Park and Recreation Month and the City of Augusta is inviting the city's senior citizens to come down to the Augusta Common for an evening of fun and entertainment. Senior's Night Out will be at the Augusta Common in downtown Augusta Thursday, July 20 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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  • Fort Gordon to hold live fire training July 18-20

    Fort Gordon to hold live fire training July 18-20

    Monday, July 17 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-07-17 21:32:30 GMT
    Fort Gordon (WXFG)Fort Gordon (WXFG)

    Fort Gordon will hold a live fire training exercise on the southwest portion of the installation this week. The training will take place Thurs, July 18 through Fri, July 20 from 8:00 a.m. to midnight each day.

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    Fort Gordon will hold a live fire training exercise on the southwest portion of the installation this week. The training will take place Thurs, July 18 through Fri, July 20 from 8:00 a.m. to midnight each day.

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  • Health experts give tips for losing weight the easy way

    Health experts give tips for losing weight the easy way

    Monday, July 17 2017 12:38 PM EDT2017-07-17 16:38:21 GMT
    Working out can chisel pounds off at a time, but you can shed weight by eating, too; WFXG.Working out can chisel pounds off at a time, but you can shed weight by eating, too; WFXG.

    Fitbits work to keep track, but they will not make you get off the couch. Weening yourself off of a sedentary lifestyle can be difficult and Perfect Health Urgent Care in Evans offered advice to retrain our bodies.

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    Fitbits work to keep track, but they will not make you get off the couch. Weening yourself off of a sedentary lifestyle can be difficult and Perfect Health Urgent Care in Evans offered advice to retrain our bodies.

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  • Person wanted for shoplifting in Columbia County

    Person wanted for shoplifting in Columbia County

    Monday, July 17 2017 11:43 AM EDT2017-07-17 15:43:03 GMT

    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is attempting to identify a person wanted for shoplifting. The incident happened at Walmart in Evans.

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    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is attempting to identify a person wanted for shoplifting. The incident happened at Walmart in Evans.

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  • Mayor Hardie Davis celebrating Ice Cream Day

    Mayor Hardie Davis celebrating Ice Cream Day

    Sunday, July 16 2017 8:17 PM EDT2017-07-17 00:17:20 GMT
    Mayor Hardie Davis celebrating Ice Cream Day(wfxg)Mayor Hardie Davis celebrating Ice Cream Day(wfxg)

    Did you see Mayor Hardie Davis serving Dippin' Dots at the Augusta Common on July 16? That is because it is National Ice Cream Day.

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    Did you see Mayor Hardie Davis serving Dippin' Dots at the Augusta Common on July 16? That is because it is National Ice Cream Day.

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  • Locals want more space at the Nike Peach Jam

    Locals want more space at the Nike Peach Jam

    Sunday, July 16 2017 8:08 PM EDT2017-07-17 00:08:20 GMT
    Locals want more space at Nike Peach Jam (wfxg)Locals want more space at Nike Peach Jam (wfxg)
    The Nike Peach Jam wrapped up on July 16, with the championship game. All this week high school basketball players had a chance to show off their skills at the Riverview Park Activities Center. FOX 54s Miya Payton spoke to people who say this year, space and parking was limited. Cars parked everywhere even on top of hills, all to see the end of the Nike Peach Jam. Right now there are only four gyms. Which means limited space for people inside. Basketball Coach Darrell Curr...More >>
    The Nike Peach Jam wrapped up on July 16, with the championship game. All this week high school basketball players had a chance to show off their skills at the Riverview Park Activities Center. FOX 54s Miya Payton spoke to people who say this year, space and parking was limited. Cars parked everywhere even on top of hills, all to see the end of the Nike Peach Jam. Right now there are only four gyms. Which means limited space for people inside. Basketball Coach Darrell Curr...More >>
  • Strom Thurmond grad to attend Harvard in the fall

    Strom Thurmond grad to attend Harvard in the fall

    Sunday, July 16 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-07-16 23:44:27 GMT

    A girl from the small town of Edgefield…on a tucked away road is making history for her family. Strom Thurmond High School grad, Emily Preacher-Santiago, received acceptance letters to Harvard, Yale, John Hopkins, and Furman. And she couldn’t stop the overflow of emotions when she got the news.. EMILY PREACHERS-SANTIAGO: “I cried…I was at work and my friend told me I need to check my emails. She was yelling at me because I hadn’t checked them.”...

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    A girl from the small town of Edgefield…on a tucked away road is making history for her family. Strom Thurmond High School grad, Emily Preacher-Santiago, received acceptance letters to Harvard, Yale, John Hopkins, and Furman. And she couldn’t stop the overflow of emotions when she got the news.. EMILY PREACHERS-SANTIAGO: “I cried…I was at work and my friend told me I need to check my emails. She was yelling at me because I hadn’t checked them.”...

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  • Author uses book to empower young girls

    Author uses book to empower young girls

    Sunday, July 16 2017 10:23 AM EDT2017-07-16 14:23:32 GMT

    Author Latina McIntyre has a new book called "Super Smart Girl, an inspirational book for children. She held a book signing today at the Aiken County Public library. Her book features lessons to help encourage girls to be sweet, smart, respectful, and goal-oriented.

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    Author Latina McIntyre has a new book called "Super Smart Girl, an inspirational book for children. She held a book signing today at the Aiken County Public library. Her book features lessons to help encourage girls to be sweet, smart, respectful, and goal-oriented.

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  • Aiken county historic museum honors a special man

    Aiken county historic museum honors a special man

    Sunday, July 16 2017 10:14 AM EDT2017-07-16 14:14:49 GMT

    The Aiken County Historic Museum held "David Day" in honor of David Drake also known Dave the Potter. Historian and collector Jim Witkowski spoke about the life of David Drake and had some exquisite works of Dave’s art for display. Drake lived in Edgefield, South Carolina and made over 100 alkaline-glazed stoneware jugs during the 19th century.

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    The Aiken County Historic Museum held "David Day" in honor of David Drake also known Dave the Potter. Historian and collector Jim Witkowski spoke about the life of David Drake and had some exquisite works of Dave’s art for display. Drake lived in Edgefield, South Carolina and made over 100 alkaline-glazed stoneware jugs during the 19th century.

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  • Family searching for missing Augusta man

    Family searching for missing Augusta man

    Saturday, July 15 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-07-15 23:33:20 GMT
    Family searching for missing Augusta man wfxgFamily searching for missing Augusta man wfxg

    The family of a man who has been missing for over a month is speaking out.  Investigators are still searching for Preston Overton who was last seen with Chad Garner.

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    The family of a man who has been missing for over a month is speaking out.  Investigators are still searching for Preston Overton who was last seen with Chad Garner.

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  • What's next after Augusta Southern Nationals Drag Boat races are abruptly canceled

    What's next after Augusta Southern Nationals Drag Boat races are abruptly canceled

    Friday, July 14 2017 10:57 PM EDT2017-07-15 02:57:38 GMT
    31st annual Augusta Southern Nationals canceled (source: Augusta Southern Nationals, modified)31st annual Augusta Southern Nationals canceled (source: Augusta Southern Nationals, modified)

    Just 6 days before thousands were expected to flood to Augusta on July 21st for the 31st Southern National's, the entire race was canceled on Friday.  The sanctioning body, Lucas Oil, canceled the race citing financial losses. That decision will cost the city millions o 

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    Just 6 days before thousands were expected to flood to Augusta on July 21st for the 31st Southern National's, the entire race was canceled on Friday.  The sanctioning body, Lucas Oil, canceled the race citing financial losses. That decision will cost the city millions o 

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  • Activist and radio host calls for nationwide fast for missing teen

    Activist and radio host calls for nationwide fast for missing teen

    Friday, July 14 2017 6:56 PM EDT2017-07-14 22:56:44 GMT

    It has been almost 3 months since 16-year-old Latania Carwell went missing. And yet the community hasn’t given up hope. A local activist and radio host even called for a nationwide 12-hour fast.

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    It has been almost 3 months since 16-year-old Latania Carwell went missing. And yet the community hasn’t given up hope. A local activist and radio host even called for a nationwide 12-hour fast.

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  • Aiken Public Works assessing sinkhole on Hayne Ave.

    Aiken Public Works assessing sinkhole on Hayne Ave.

    Friday, July 14 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-07-14 22:36:43 GMT
    (Source: File photo / WFXG)(Source: File photo / WFXG)

    Aiken Public Works is assessing a sink hole near downtown Aiken. The sinkhole is in the area of the 600 block of Hayne Avenue. The size and any danger the sinkhole may present have not been determined as of yet.

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    Aiken Public Works is assessing a sink hole near downtown Aiken. The sinkhole is in the area of the 600 block of Hayne Avenue. The size and any danger the sinkhole may present have not been determined as of yet.

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  • Weekend Blitz 7/10/17-7/16-17

    Weekend Blitz 7/10/17-7/16-17

    Thursday, July 13 2017 9:02 AM EDT2017-07-13 13:02:00 GMT

    Alissa Holmes has your Weekend Blitz for 7/10/17-7/16-17

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    Alissa Holmes has your Weekend Blitz for 7/10/17-7/16-17

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  • Good Samaritan Law: South Carolina vs. Georgia

    Good Samaritan Law: South Carolina vs. Georgia

    Friday, July 14 2017 11:44 AM EDT2017-07-14 15:44:23 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    A child or pet left in a hot car, you’ve heard this story before. But if you come across this situation, could you break a window and be the hero? With the summer heat, the inside of your car gets ridiculously hot, ridiculously fast.

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    A child or pet left in a hot car, you’ve heard this story before. But if you come across this situation, could you break a window and be the hero? With the summer heat, the inside of your car gets ridiculously hot, ridiculously fast.

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  • Former Augusta National Chairman Hootie Johnson dead at 86

    Former Augusta National Chairman Hootie Johnson dead at 86

    Friday, July 14 2017 3:20 PM EDT2017-07-14 19:20:54 GMT
    (Source: File photo / WFXG)(Source: File photo / WFXG)

    Williams Woodward "Hootie" Johnson, Chairman Emeritus of the Augusta National Golf Club has died. He was eighty-six years old. According to The Masters website, Johnson was named Chairman of the Augusta National on May 1, 1998 and served for eight years.

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    Williams Woodward "Hootie" Johnson, Chairman Emeritus of the Augusta National Golf Club has died. He was eighty-six years old. According to The Masters website, Johnson was named Chairman of the Augusta National on May 1, 1998 and served for eight years.

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  • 2017 Augusta Southern Nationals canceled

    2017 Augusta Southern Nationals canceled

    Friday, July 14 2017 12:39 PM EDT2017-07-14 16:39:46 GMT
    31st annual Augusta Southern Nationals canceled (source: Augusta Southern Nationals, modified)31st annual Augusta Southern Nationals canceled (source: Augusta Southern Nationals, modified)

    The 31st Augusta Southern Nationals has been canceled. Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing, the sanctioning body for the Augusta Southern Nationals, has canceled half of the remaining races in the 2017 season, including the one here in Augusta.

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    The 31st Augusta Southern Nationals has been canceled. Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing, the sanctioning body for the Augusta Southern Nationals, has canceled half of the remaining races in the 2017 season, including the one here in Augusta.

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  • Camp Be Your Best

    Camp Be Your Best

    Friday, July 14 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-07-14 15:28:17 GMT

    Camp Be Your Best will take place this Saturday, July 15th. It's an overnight camp for girls ages 11 through 18.It will be held at the New Bethlehem Community Center on 1336 Conklin Ave.

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    Camp Be Your Best will take place this Saturday, July 15th. It's an overnight camp for girls ages 11 through 18.It will be held at the New Bethlehem Community Center on 1336 Conklin Ave.

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  • D'Vine Creations Catering and Event-Planning to host Back to School Giveaway

    D'Vine Creations Catering and Event-Planning to host Back to School Giveaway

    Friday, July 14 2017 11:14 AM EDT2017-07-14 15:14:01 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    D'Vine Creations catering and event-planning will host their annual back to school giveaway on Saturday, July 29th. The event will take place at noon at Crosland Park in Aiken . .

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    D'Vine Creations catering and event-planning will host their annual back to school giveaway on Saturday, July 29th. The event will take place at noon at Crosland Park in Aiken . .

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  • Local university students offer free health screenings to rural farmworkers

    Local university students offer free health screenings to rural farmworkers

    Friday, July 14 2017 9:57 AM EDT2017-07-14 13:57:34 GMT
    Students studying to become hygienists, therapists, nurses, and doctors are providing free health screenings to rural farmworkers in South Carolina; AU.Students studying to become hygienists, therapists, nurses, and doctors are providing free health screenings to rural farmworkers in South Carolina; AU.

    Students studying to become nurses, doctors, hygienists, and therapists are offering free health screenings to rural farmworkers during a one-day event.

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    Students studying to become nurses, doctors, hygienists, and therapists are offering free health screenings to rural farmworkers during a one-day event.

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  • BREAKING OVERNIGHT: Aiken County authorities search for armed robbery suspect

    BREAKING OVERNIGHT: Aiken County authorities search for armed robbery suspect

    Friday, July 14 2017 6:46 AM EDT2017-07-14 10:46:28 GMT

    Aiken County authorities confirm a robbery. It happened July 14 at about 2:40 a.m. at the Waffle House located on Jefferson Davis Hwy in Beech Island.

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    Aiken County authorities confirm a robbery. It happened July 14 at about 2:40 a.m. at the Waffle House located on Jefferson Davis Hwy in Beech Island.

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  • City Leaders dwell on payment options to pay off $800K debt

    City Leaders dwell on payment options to pay off $800K debt

    Thursday, July 13 2017 8:47 PM EDT2017-07-14 00:47:17 GMT
    Richmond County is more than $400,000 in the hole for maintenance on streetlights for 2016. "It's been over a 20-year problem that we're trying to find a way to resolve," says Commissioner Ben Hassan.  Time is ticking. By the end of the year, Richmond County will owe about $855,000 dollars for the up-keep of streetlights. That may involve some locals paying more on their taxes in a couple of weeks.  So how did the city get into so much debt? One leader says...More >>
    Richmond County is more than $400,000 in the hole for maintenance on streetlights for 2016. "It's been over a 20-year problem that we're trying to find a way to resolve," says Commissioner Ben Hassan.  Time is ticking. By the end of the year, Richmond County will owe about $855,000 dollars for the up-keep of streetlights. That may involve some locals paying more on their taxes in a couple of weeks.  So how did the city get into so much debt? One leader says...More >>
  • Peach jam volunteers make a difference off the court

    Peach jam volunteers make a difference off the court

    Thursday, July 13 2017 8:43 PM EDT2017-07-14 00:43:04 GMT

    Basketball, star NBA players, and big crowds flood the Peach Jam every year. But there are some special attendees who work off the court to make sure all these players can keep dunking.

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    Basketball, star NBA players, and big crowds flood the Peach Jam every year. But there are some special attendees who work off the court to make sure all these players can keep dunking.

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  • More lane closures as GA DOT works to repair I-20

    More lane closures as GA DOT works to repair I-20

    Thursday, July 13 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-07-13 21:57:53 GMT
    GA DOT workers (source: GA DOT)GA DOT workers (source: GA DOT)

    Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be working to repair concrete slabs along I-20 near the state line in late July. Expect a left lane closure from Monday, July 17 to Thursday, July 20.

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    Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be working to repair concrete slabs along I-20 near the state line in late July. Expect a left lane closure from Monday, July 17 to Thursday, July 20.

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  • Eisenhower Medical Center under new command

    Eisenhower Medical Center under new command

    Thursday, July 13 2017 4:16 PM EDT2017-07-13 20:16:36 GMT
    Change of Command Ceremony for Eisenhower Medical Center (WFXG)Change of Command Ceremony for Eisenhower Medical Center (WFXG)

    There’s a new man in charge at Eisenhower Medical Center. At a formal ceremony Thursday morning, Colonel Michael A. Weber passed the flag to Colonel David E. Ristedt, who was previously based in Honolulu. 

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    There’s a new man in charge at Eisenhower Medical Center. At a formal ceremony Thursday morning, Colonel Michael A. Weber passed the flag to Colonel David E. Ristedt, who was previously based in Honolulu. 

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  • UPDATE: Suspect in Rosier Rd. shooting captured

    UPDATE: Suspect in Rosier Rd. shooting captured

    Thursday, July 13 2017 2:39 PM EDT2017-07-13 18:39:52 GMT
    Kendall Palmer (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Kendall Palmer (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    The suspect in Wednesday's murder on Rosier Rd. has been identified and captured. Twenty-one-year-old Kendall Palmer has been arrested and charged with one count of murder and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

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    The suspect in Wednesday's murder on Rosier Rd. has been identified and captured. Twenty-one-year-old Kendall Palmer has been arrested and charged with one count of murder and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

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  • Saturday morning jazz swing at the Augusta Market

    Saturday morning jazz swing at the Augusta Market

    Thursday, July 13 2017 8:30 AM EDT2017-07-13 12:30:19 GMT

    If you're looking to start off your Saturday morning with the sounds of smooth jazz, here's your chance. The  Saturday Morning Swing brings local jazz musicians and performing arts groups to the Riverwalk for early afternoon shows every weekend.

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    If you're looking to start off your Saturday morning with the sounds of smooth jazz, here's your chance. The  Saturday Morning Swing brings local jazz musicians and performing arts groups to the Riverwalk for early afternoon shows every weekend.

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  • CDC raises concerns about Zika and standing water

    CDC raises concerns about Zika and standing water

    Thursday, July 13 2017 7:33 AM EDT2017-07-13 11:33:14 GMT

    Concerns about the Zika Virus are ongoing. The Center of Disease Control is asking you to be mindful  while you're washing your car and letting your kids splash around in the kiddie pool this summer.

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    Concerns about the Zika Virus are ongoing. The Center of Disease Control is asking you to be mindful  while you're washing your car and letting your kids splash around in the kiddie pool this summer.

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  • Is there an end in sight for the vacant Regency Mall

    Is there an end in sight for the vacant Regency Mall

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 9:56 PM EDT2017-07-13 01:56:04 GMT

    The old Regency Mall site has been an eyesore on the Gordon Highway landscape for more than 14 years.   Commissioner Marion Williams says in part there's just isn't much they can do because the mall is owned by a private investor. "Regency Mall was a thriving mall at one time but it got to the point now where it's been abandoned for quite a few years." It's been more than 14 years since Regency Mall shut its doors. The once booming mall has slowly deteriorated in...

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    The old Regency Mall site has been an eyesore on the Gordon Highway landscape for more than 14 years.   Commissioner Marion Williams says in part there's just isn't much they can do because the mall is owned by a private investor. "Regency Mall was a thriving mall at one time but it got to the point now where it's been abandoned for quite a few years." It's been more than 14 years since Regency Mall shut its doors. The once booming mall has slowly deteriorated in...

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  • Subject sought for questioning in false checks case

    Subject sought for questioning in false checks case

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 5:46 PM EDT2017-07-12 21:46:21 GMT
    Wanted for questioning in false checks case (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Wanted for questioning in false checks case (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    The Richmond County is asking for the public's help identifying the man pictured in this article. He is wanted for questioning in a case involving negotiating checks known to be false. The subject was seen driving a black Camaro and is known to go by the nickname "Solo".

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying the man pictured in this article. He is wanted for questioning in a case involving negotiating checks known to be false. The subject was seen driving a black Camaro and is known to go by the nickname "Solo".

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  • Feature film "Untitled Diffusion Project" to be shot in Augusta, open casting call scheduled

    Feature film "Untitled Diffusion Project" to be shot in Augusta, open casting call scheduled

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 7:29 PM EDT2017-07-12 23:29:41 GMT

    Calling all actors with big screen aspirations! Digital Diffusion, LLC from Los Angeles, CA is bringing its latest project, "Untitled Diffusion Project" to the CSRA. The film will star two well-known actresses and is being directed by Jeffrey G. Hunt.

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    Calling all actors with big screen aspirations! Digital Diffusion, LLC from Los Angeles, CA is bringing its latest project, "Untitled Diffusion Project" to the CSRA. The film will star two well-known actresses and is being directed by Jeffrey G. Hunt.

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  • GreenJackets lose 7-1 to Tourists

    GreenJackets lose 7-1 to Tourists

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 8:12 AM EDT2017-07-11 12:12:14 GMT
    Image Source: GreenJacketsImage Source: GreenJackets

    The GreenJackets lost 7-1 to the Asheville Tourists on Monday night.  Augusta hoped to even the 4-game series, but lost the final game of their homestand at Lake Olmstead Stadium. 

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    The GreenJackets lost 7-1 to the Asheville Tourists on Monday night.  Augusta hoped to even the 4-game series, but lost the final game of their homestand at Lake Olmstead Stadium. 

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  • GreenJackets Take Two from Fireflies

    GreenJackets Take Two from Fireflies

    Thursday, July 6 2017 9:31 AM EDT2017-07-06 13:31:22 GMT
    Image Source: GreenJacketsImage Source: GreenJackets

    The GreenJackets are going for the sweep on Thursday, after they took the first two games of their series against the Columbia Fireflies. 

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    The GreenJackets are going for the sweep on Thursday, after they took the first two games of their series against the Columbia Fireflies. 

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  • Summer Splash Jam

    Summer Splash Jam

    Thursday, July 6 2017 7:11 AM EDT2017-07-06 11:11:29 GMT

    Come out for a fun day in the sun at the 2017 Summer Splash Jam. This event is one of Augusta's biggest block party's.

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    Come out for a fun day in the sun at the 2017 Summer Splash Jam. This event is one of Augusta's biggest block party's.

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  • High 5 4 Kids: Jaiden Harris

    High 5 4 Kids: Jaiden Harris

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 6:35 PM EDT2017-07-05 22:35:41 GMT

    This week on High 5 4 Kids, we're introducing you to a rising sixth-grader who is heading to the Junior National Young Leaders Conference. But she had to get creative to pay the steep $2,100 price tag.

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    This week on High 5 4 Kids, we're introducing you to a rising sixth-grader who is heading to the Junior National Young Leaders Conference. But she had to get creative to pay the steep $2,100 price tag.

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  • Doctors Hospital in Augusta breaks ground on multimillion dollar expansion

    Doctors Hospital in Augusta breaks ground on multimillion dollar expansion

    Monday, July 3 2017 11:26 AM EDT2017-07-03 15:26:07 GMT
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    Doctors Hospital is set to launch a $19.8 million expansion in July.  The hospital kicked-off the Emergency Department Expansion project with a groundbreaking Monday morning. The 14-month project will create a larger

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    Doctors Hospital is set to launch a $19.8 million expansion in July.  The hospital kicked-off the Emergency Department Expansion project with a groundbreaking Monday morning. The 14-month project will create a larger

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  • Richmond County Sheriff's Office looking for Shoplifting Suspects

    Richmond County Sheriff's Office looking for Shoplifting Suspects

    Friday, June 30 2017 10:27 AM EDT2017-06-30 14:27:28 GMT
    Source: Richmond County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Richmond County Sheriff's Office

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for two shoplifting suspects.  Investigators say two women went into the Windsor Fine Jewelers at 2635 Washington road, and stole a valuable diamond bracelet. 

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for two shoplifting suspects.  Investigators say two women went into the Windsor Fine Jewelers at 2635 Washington road, and stole a valuable diamond bracelet. 

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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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  • Weekend Blitz 6/23/17-6/25/17

    Weekend Blitz 6/23/17-6/25/17

    Friday, June 23 2017 11:24 AM EDT2017-06-23 15:24:24 GMT

    John Domol has your Weekend Blitz for 6/23/17-6/25/17

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    John Domol has your Weekend Blitz for 6/23/17-6/25/17

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  • UPDATE: Central Ave. repairs complete, roads to reopen Friday afternoon

    UPDATE: Central Ave. repairs complete, roads to reopen Friday afternoon

    Friday, June 16 2017 1:52 PM EDT2017-06-16 17:52:57 GMT
    Garbage truck stuck in sinkhole on Central Ave.; Source: WFXGGarbage truck stuck in sinkhole on Central Ave.; Source: WFXG

    The City of Augusta announced Friday afternoon that all work to repair the Central Avenue sinkhole have been completed. The closed roads are expected to sometime Friday afternoon.

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    The City of Augusta announced Friday afternoon that all work to repair the Central Avenue sinkhole have been completed. The closed roads are expected to sometime Friday afternoon.

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  • Weekend Blitz 6/12/17-6/18/17

    Weekend Blitz 6/12/17-6/18/17

    Friday, June 16 2017 10:35 AM EDT2017-06-16 14:35:21 GMT

    Alissa Holmes has your Weekend Blitz for 6/12/17-6/18/17

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    Alissa Holmes has your Weekend Blitz for 6/12/17-6/18/17

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  • Augusta Pride announces National HIV Testing Day events

    Augusta Pride announces National HIV Testing Day events

    Thursday, June 15 2017 10:13 AM EDT2017-06-15 14:13:18 GMT
    Augusta Pride has announced their National HIV Testing Day events: Friday, June 23rd 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Augusta Commons Saturday, June 24th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Augusta Commons Sunday, June 25th 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Paine College Heal Complex Tuesday, June 27th 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Walgreens on Wrightsboro Road Tuesday, June 27th 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Walgreens on Peach Orchard Road Wednesday, June 28 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. at Walgreens on Peach Orchard Road Copyright 2017...More >>
    Augusta Pride has announced their National HIV Testing Day events: Friday, June 23rd 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Augusta Commons Saturday, June 24th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Augusta Commons Sunday, June 25th 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Paine College Heal Complex Tuesday, June 27th 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Walgreens on Wrightsboro Road Tuesday, June 27th 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Walgreens on Peach Orchard Road Wednesday, June 28 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. at Walgreens on Peach Orchard Road Copyright 2017...More >>
  • Chick-fil-A in Augusta celebrating Fathers' Day

    Chick-fil-A in Augusta celebrating Fathers' Day

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 4:11 PM EDT2017-06-14 20:11:18 GMT
    Chick-fil-A logoChick-fil-A logo

    Chick-Fil-A will be celebrating Fathers' Day a little early. On Saturday you can bring in your dad and decorate a custom grilling apron and take family pictures in the photo booth.

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    Chick-Fil-A will be celebrating Fathers' Day a little early. On Saturday you can bring in your dad and decorate a custom grilling apron and take family pictures in the photo booth.

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  • 47th annual Ridge Peach Festival in Trenton

    47th annual Ridge Peach Festival in Trenton

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-06-14 19:56:00 GMT

    Peach enthusiasts, this is for you. The 47th Annual Ridge Peach Festival is happening this weekend.

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    Peach enthusiasts, this is for you. The 47th Annual Ridge Peach Festival is happening this weekend.

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  • Rubber Ducky Derby

    Rubber Ducky Derby

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 3:48 PM EDT2017-06-14 19:48:21 GMT

    Have you seen a rubber ducky in a race before? Well you'll have your chance to find out this weekend.

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    Have you seen a rubber ducky in a race before? Well you'll have your chance to find out this weekend.

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  • Weekend Blitz 6/5/17-6/11/17

    Weekend Blitz 6/5/17-6/11/17

    Friday, June 9 2017 9:59 AM EDT2017-06-09 13:59:45 GMT

    Alissa Holmes has the Weekend Blitz for Weekend Blitz for  6/5/17-6/11/17:

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    Alissa Holmes has the Weekend Blitz for Weekend Blitz for  6/5/17-6/11/17:

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  • Candlelight Music Series

    Candlelight Music Series

    Thursday, June 8 2017 10:23 AM EDT2017-06-08 14:23:35 GMT

    On Sunday, you can relax on the greens of the Augusta Common and listen to some live entertainment at the Candlelight Music series.

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    On Sunday, you can relax on the greens of the Augusta Common and listen to some live entertainment at the Candlelight Music series.

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  • Ballroom Dance Party

    Ballroom Dance Party

    Thursday, June 8 2017 10:08 AM EDT2017-06-08 14:08:38 GMT

    Ballroom in motion will host it's 2nd Saturday Dance Party.

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    Ballroom in motion will host it's 2nd Saturday Dance Party.

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  • Swap Bike Saturday

    Swap Bike Saturday

    Thursday, June 8 2017 9:57 AM EDT2017-06-08 13:57:07 GMT

    This Saturday you can enjoy a guided, gentle bike ride through Phinizy Swamp Nature Park.

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    This Saturday you can enjoy a guided, gentle bike ride through Phinizy Swamp Nature Park.

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  • 11th Annual Adaptive Water Skiing Clinic

    11th Annual Adaptive Water Skiing Clinic

    Thursday, June 1 2017 9:25 AM EDT2017-06-01 13:25:18 GMT

    Augusta University Health and Walton Foundation for Independence will host the 11th annual Adaptive Water Skiing Clinic, Saturday June 3rd. It will be held at Pointes West Army Resort in Appling

    Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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    Augusta University Health and Walton Foundation for Independence will host the 11th annual Adaptive Water Skiing Clinic, Saturday June 3rd. It will be held at Pointes West Army Resort in Appling

    Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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  • Annual Mudbugabeaux-N-Brew Crawfish Festival

    Annual Mudbugabeaux-N-Brew Crawfish Festival

    Thursday, June 1 2017 7:04 AM EDT2017-06-01 11:04:35 GMT

    The Augusta Common will hosts the Annual Mudbugabeaux-N-Brew Crawfish Festival Saturday June 3rd. It will feature live bands, and a crawfish eating contest. The first 1000 visitors will get free t-shirts. Gates will open at 5:00 PM, music starts at 6:00 PM. 

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    The Augusta Common will hosts the Annual Mudbugabeaux-N-Brew Crawfish Festival Saturday June 3rd. It will feature live bands, and a crawfish eating contest. The first 1000 visitors will get free t-shirts.

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  • Fourth Annual Junior Prom

    Fourth Annual Junior Prom

    Thursday, June 1 2017 6:59 AM EDT2017-06-01 10:59:12 GMT

    Augusta Richmond County Public Library will host its 4th Annual Junior prom Friday, June 2nd to celebrate it's summer reading program. The event will feature karaoke, games, food and music. It will  be held at the Headquarters Library on Telfair St. Admission is free.  The event will begin at 6:30 PM. Young adults and parents are invited, you can dress formal or in casual attire.

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    Augusta Richmond County Public Library will host its 4th Annual Junior prom Friday, June 2nd to celebrate it's summer reading program. The event will feature karaoke, games, food and music.

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  • High 5 4 Kids: Madison Harwell

    High 5 4 Kids: Madison Harwell

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 2:15 PM EDT2017-05-31 18:15:47 GMT
    Madison's got the smarts and the smooth swing to make her dreams a reality. (WFXG)Madison's got the smarts and the smooth swing to make her dreams a reality. (WFXG)

    College is tough. Taking college courses and finishing high school at the same time is tougher. For sixteen-year-old Madison Harwell, it's just another day in academia. At this rate, Madison will have her Associate's degree by the time she graduates from High School.

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    College is tough. Taking college courses and finishing high school at the same time is tougher. For sixteen-year-old Madison Harwell, it's just another day in academia. At this rate, Madison will have her Associate's degree by the time she graduates from High School.

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  • Georgia man identified, arrested in connection to fatal hotel shooting

    Georgia man identified, arrested in connection to fatal hotel shooting

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:17 PM EDT2017-05-26 22:17:39 GMT
    Walter Murrey, 30, was identified by officers as the shooter in the incident. (Source: Sumter Police Department)Walter Murrey, 30, was identified by officers as the shooter in the incident. (Source: Sumter Police Department)

    A Georgia man has been arrested in connection to a fatal shooting that happened earlier this month outside of a hotel in Sumter. 

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    A Georgia man has been arrested in connection to a fatal shooting that happened earlier this month outside of a hotel in Sumter. 

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  • Weekend Blitz 5/22/17-5/28/17

    Weekend Blitz 5/22/17-5/28/17

    Friday, May 26 2017 2:19 PM EDT2017-05-26 18:19:09 GMT

    Alissa Holmes has the Weekend Blitz for 5/22/17-5/28/17

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    Alissa Holmes has the Weekend Blitz for 5/22/17-5/28/17

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  • Mega Memorial Day Fireworks

    Mega Memorial Day Fireworks

    Friday, May 26 2017 10:54 AM EDT2017-05-26 14:54:31 GMT

    If you're looking to enjoy some fireworks for Memorial Day look no further. The North Augusta Green Jackets will host a fireworks display.

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    If you're looking to enjoy some fireworks for Memorial Day look no further. The North Augusta Green Jackets will host a fireworks display.

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  • 8th annual Banjo-B-Q this weekend

    8th annual Banjo-B-Q this weekend

    Friday, May 26 2017 10:35 AM EDT2017-05-26 14:35:19 GMT

    On Friday, May 26th, the Annual Papa Joes Banjo-B-Q will be held at Evans Towne Center Park.

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    On Friday, May 26th, the Annual Papa Joes Banjo-B-Q will be held at Evans Towne Center Park.

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  • Aiken Memorial Day Parade 2017

    Aiken Memorial Day Parade 2017

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-05-25 22:19:32 GMT
    Aiken Memorial Day parade (source: WFXG)Aiken Memorial Day parade (source: WFXG)

    The 2017 Aiken Memorial Day Parade will take place Saturday, May 27th. The parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Aiken Train Depot. It will proceed down Park Avenue then turn right onto Laurens Street, ending at Betsy's on the Corner.

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    The 2017 Aiken Memorial Day Parade will take place Saturday, May 27th. The parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Aiken Train Depot. It will proceed down Park Avenue then turn right onto Laurens Street, ending at Betsy's on the Corner.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 >>
  • 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
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    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
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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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    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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  • 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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