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  • Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

    Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

    Friday, October 20 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-10-21 02:32:33 GMT
    Saturday, October 21 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-10-21 15:54:35 GMT

    A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygiene.

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    A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygiene.

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  • Trump jabs back at 'wacky' congresswoman as spat rolls on

    Trump jabs back at 'wacky' congresswoman as spat rolls on

    Saturday, October 21 2017 7:43 AM EDT2017-10-21 11:43:53 GMT
    Saturday, October 21 2017 11:53 AM EDT2017-10-21 15:53:16 GMT

    The White House is defending chief of staff John Kelly after he mischaracterized the remarks of Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson.

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    The White House is defending chief of staff John Kelly after he mischaracterized the remarks of Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson.

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  • AP FACT CHECK: Kelly distorts congresswoman's actions

    AP FACT CHECK: Kelly distorts congresswoman's actions

    Saturday, October 21 2017 7:44 AM EDT2017-10-21 11:44:26 GMT
    Saturday, October 21 2017 11:45 AM EDT2017-10-21 15:45:25 GMT

    AP FACT CHECK: John Kelly distorts tale in slamming 'selfish' congresswoman.

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    AP FACT CHECK: John Kelly distorts tale in slamming 'selfish' congresswoman.

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  • Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

    Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

    Thursday, October 19 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-10-20 00:42:08 GMT
    Saturday, October 21 2017 10:54 AM EDT2017-10-21 14:54:14 GMT

    Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters.

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    Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters.

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  • Uninsured rate up to 12.3 percent amid "Obamacare" turmoil

    Uninsured rate up to 12.3 percent amid "Obamacare" turmoil

    Friday, October 20 2017 4:02 AM EDT2017-10-20 08:02:27 GMT
    Saturday, October 21 2017 10:54 AM EDT2017-10-21 14:54:03 GMT

    Next year's premiums for plans sold on the health law's marketplaces are expected to increase significantly in many communities, and insurer participation is down sharply.

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    Next year's premiums for plans sold on the health law's marketplaces are expected to increase significantly in many communities, and insurer participation is down sharply.

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  • Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget

    Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget

    Friday, October 20 2017 6:32 AM EDT2017-10-20 10:32:15 GMT
    Saturday, October 21 2017 10:03 AM EDT2017-10-21 14:03:01 GMT

    Republicans must shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork for the first...

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    Republicans must shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork for the first tax overhaul in three decades.

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  • Trump says he will let JFK assassination documents be released

    Trump says he will let JFK assassination documents be released

    Saturday, October 21 2017 9:11 AM EDT2017-10-21 13:11:57 GMT
    Saturday, October 21 2017 9:11 AM EDT2017-10-21 13:11:57 GMT

    Reports had indicated he was unlikely to allow the documents to be made public due to security concerns.

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    Reports had indicated he was unlikely to allow the documents to be made public due to security concerns.

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  • The best time to see the Orionid Meteor Shower 2017 is this weekend

    The best time to see the Orionid Meteor Shower 2017 is this weekend

    Friday, October 20 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-10-21 00:14:47 GMT
    (Source: NASA/NOAA)(Source: NASA/NOAA)

    Birthed from the space dust of Halley's Comet, the Orionid meteor shower has been going on for a few weeks, but it's peak time to view the star show will be this weekend.  

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    Birthed from the space dust of Halley's Comet, the Orionid meteor shower has been going on for a few weeks, but it's peak time to view the star show will be this weekend.  

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  • Local Male Breast Cancer Survivor gives back

    Local Male Breast Cancer Survivor gives back

    Friday, October 20 2017 7:04 PM EDT2017-10-20 23:04:17 GMT
    Cecil Herring was as shocked as ever when diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, he couldn’t be better interested in sharing his personal story. This is one disease both women and men suffer from. Cecil survived. Since, he, alongside a number of additional survivors, encourages proactivity. He wants to totally emphasize how important routine screenings are area-wide. An examination on your own and an examination on hospital grounds saves lives. Day by day, Cecil lives fully. He...More >>
    Cecil Herring was as shocked as ever when diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, he couldn’t be better interested in sharing his personal story. This is one disease both women and men suffer from. Cecil survived. Since, he, alongside a number of additional survivors, encourages proactivity. He wants to totally emphasize how important routine screenings are area-wide. An examination on your own and an examination on hospital grounds saves lives. Day by day, Cecil lives fully. He...More >>
  • Cybersecurity classes coming to Burke Co. in Fall 2018

    Cybersecurity classes coming to Burke Co. in Fall 2018

    Friday, October 20 2017 6:58 PM EDT2017-10-20 22:58:11 GMT

    Cybersecurity is rapidly spreading throughout the school districts in the C-S-R-A.  Richmond County and Columbia County have installed classes in their curriculum and even partnered with Augusta University.  On this Friday, Director Sean Middleton is spreading the message to students in Burke County that Cybersecurity classes will be offered next Fall "A lot of businesses are coming with Cybersecurity to the Augusta area so it's going to prepare you for that job market...

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    Cybersecurity is rapidly spreading throughout the school districts in the C-S-R-A.  Richmond County and Columbia County have installed classes in their curriculum and even partnered with Augusta University.  On this Friday, Director Sean Middleton is spreading the message to students in Burke County that Cybersecurity classes will be offered next Fall "A lot of businesses are coming with Cybersecurity to the Augusta area so it's going to prepare you for that job market...

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  • Suspect sought in Grovetown apartment complex burglary

    Suspect sought in Grovetown apartment complex burglary

    Friday, October 20 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-10-20 22:14:15 GMT
    Suspect in Sterlington Apartment Complex burglary (source: Grovetown Public Safety)Suspect in Sterlington Apartment Complex burglary (source: Grovetown Public Safety)

    The Grovetown Department of Public Safety is asking for the public's help identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a burglary at a Grovetown apartment complex.

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    The Grovetown Department of Public Safety is asking for the public's help identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a burglary at a Grovetown apartment complex.

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  • Escape Room brings a different kind of entertainment to Broad Street

    Escape Room brings a different kind of entertainment to Broad Street

    Friday, October 20 2017 5:46 PM EDT2017-10-20 21:46:06 GMT

    Source Code Escape held its ribbon cutting today as they welcome the new gaming center to Broad Street. Take a stab at this, a broad axe throwing room, where you can try your luck at landing a bulls-eye.

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    Source Code Escape held its ribbon cutting today as they welcome the new gaming center to Broad Street. Take a stab at this, a broad axe throwing room, where you can try your luck at landing a bulls-eye.

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  • 19-year-old shot in eye on Haynie Dr. in Augusta

    19-year-old shot in eye on Haynie Dr. in Augusta

    Friday, October 20 2017 4:55 PM EDT2017-10-20 20:55:45 GMT
    Scene of shooting on Haynie Dr. 10/20/17 (WFXG)Scene of shooting on Haynie Dr. 10/20/17 (WFXG)

    At around 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, deputies were called out to the 1900 block of Haynie Drive for reports of an injured person. When they arrived, deputies found a nineteen-year-old man with a single gunshot wound to the eye.

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    At around 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, deputies were called out to the 1900 block of Haynie Drive for reports of an injured person. When they arrived, deputies found a nineteen-year-old man with a single gunshot wound to the eye.

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  • Man wanted for questioning in Navy FCU forgery case

    Man wanted for questioning in Navy FCU forgery case

    Friday, October 20 2017 4:13 PM EDT2017-10-20 20:13:41 GMT
    Man wanted for questioning in forgery case 9/26/17 (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Man wanted for questioning in forgery case 9/26/17 (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    The man pictured in this article is wanted for questioning for a forgery incident that happened Sept. 26, 2017 at Navy Federal Credit Union on Robert C. Daniel Parkway in Augusta.

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    The man pictured in this article is wanted for questioning for a forgery incident that happened Sept. 26, 2017 at Navy Federal Credit Union on Robert C. Daniel Parkway in Augusta.

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  • Augusta Technical College Adjunct Faculty Recruitment Fair

    Augusta Technical College Adjunct Faculty Recruitment Fair

    Friday, October 20 2017 12:37 PM EDT2017-10-20 16:37:36 GMT
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    Augusta Technical College is accepting applications from candidates interested in working days, nights, or Saturdays at the Augusta, Thomson, Grovetown, and Waynesboro campuses. Candidates are urged to bring their resumes and unofficial transcripts for review with the department. You can do that on Tuesday, October 24th at the Information Technology Center from 5pm to 8pm. Official transcripts must be delivered to a a Human Resources representative. For more information, ...More >>
    Augusta Technical College is accepting applications from candidates interested in working days, nights, or Saturdays at the Augusta, Thomson, Grovetown, and Waynesboro campuses. Candidates are urged to bring their resumes and unofficial transcripts for review with the department. You can do that on Tuesday, October 24th at the Information Technology Center from 5pm to 8pm. Official transcripts must be delivered to a a Human Resources representative. For more information, ...More >>
  • Hurricane Maria death toll rises to 49 in Puerto Rico

    Hurricane Maria death toll rises to 49 in Puerto Rico

    Friday, October 20 2017 11:56 AM EDT2017-10-20 15:56:44 GMT
    Friday, October 20 2017 12:28 PM EDT2017-10-20 16:28:24 GMT
    Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello says the death toll from Hurricane Maria has risen to 49 in the U.S. territory after officials confirmed a death from a bacterial disease that spreads through animals' urine.More >>
    Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello says the death toll from Hurricane Maria has risen to 49 in the U.S. territory after officials confirmed a death from a bacterial disease that spreads through animals' urine.More >>
  • Man dies from rock thrown through car's windshield

    Man dies from rock thrown through car's windshield

    Friday, October 20 2017 8:36 AM EDT2017-10-20 12:36:10 GMT
    Friday, October 20 2017 12:16 PM EDT2017-10-20 16:16:04 GMT

    Authorities said the rock broke through the windshield and fatally wounded Kenneth White, a father of four.

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    Authorities said the rock broke through the windshield and fatally wounded Kenneth White, a father of four.

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  • UPDATE: Army officials identify soldiers killed, injured in military vehicle incident at Ft. Jackson

    UPDATE: Army officials identify soldiers killed, injured in military vehicle incident at Ft. Jackson

    Friday, October 20 2017 12:11 PM EDT2017-10-20 16:11:41 GMT
    (Source: Mike DeSumma/WIS)(Source: Mike DeSumma/WIS)

    This is a developing story; check back for more updates.

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    This is a developing story; check back for more updates.

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  • Riverside Village reveals new logo

    Riverside Village reveals new logo

    Friday, October 20 2017 10:48 AM EDT2017-10-20 14:48:57 GMT
    Rendering of the entertainment venue North Augusta city officials hope Project Jackson becomes. (source: North Augusta)Rendering of the entertainment venue North Augusta city officials hope Project Jackson becomes. (source: North Augusta)

    The public will finally get the chance to see what image will represent North Augusta's highly anticipated Riverside Village.

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    The public will finally get the chance to see what image will represent North Augusta's highly anticipated Riverside Village.

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  • Lake Forest Hills Elementary School hosting Fall Festival

    Lake Forest Hills Elementary School hosting Fall Festival

    Friday, October 20 2017 9:39 AM EDT2017-10-20 13:39:42 GMT

    On Saturday, October 21st, 2017 Lake Forest Elementary School will be holding their fall festival. 

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    On Saturday, October 21st, 2017 Lake Forest Elementary School will be holding their fall festival. 

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  • South Carolina residents can renew drivers license online

    South Carolina residents can renew drivers license online

    Friday, October 20 2017 9:18 AM EDT2017-10-20 13:18:03 GMT

    Renewing your drivers license in South Carolina just got a little easier. If you have a regular class driver's license and in good standing you can renew you drivers license from the comfort of your home.  

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    Renewing your drivers license in South Carolina just got a little easier. If you have a regular class driver's license and in good standing you can renew you drivers license from the comfort of your home.  

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  • BREAKING UPDATE: One person stabbed on Keron Way in Hephzibah; victim and suspect identified

    BREAKING UPDATE: One person stabbed on Keron Way in Hephzibah; victim and suspect identified

    Friday, October 20 2017 8:51 AM EDT2017-10-20 12:51:59 GMT
    Nasheda Jackson, suspect in Keron Way stabbing; Source: Richmond County Sheriff's OfficeNasheda Jackson, suspect in Keron Way stabbing; Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office

    At least one person has been stabbed on Keron Way in Hephzibah on Thursday night. The suspect has been identified as...

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    At least one person has been stabbed on Keron Way in Hephzibah on Thursday night. The suspect has been identified as...

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  • BREAKING: Pedestrian hit on Mike Padgett Highway

    BREAKING: Pedestrian hit on Mike Padgett Highway

    Friday, October 20 2017 4:23 AM EDT2017-10-20 08:23:56 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    A pedestrian was hit in a crash in Augusta on Thursday night. Dispatch says it happened at Mike Padgett Highway and Phinizy Road. 

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    A pedestrian was hit in a crash in Augusta on Thursday night. Dispatch says it happened at Mike Padgett Highway and Phinizy Road. 

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  • Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls

    Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls

    Thursday, October 19 2017 4:31 AM EDT2017-10-19 08:31:48 GMT
    Friday, October 20 2017 6:36 AM EDT2017-10-20 10:36:33 GMT

    Trump started the storm this week when he claimed that he alone of U.S. presidents had called the families of all slain soldiers.

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    Trump started the storm this week when he claimed that he alone of U.S. presidents had called the families of all slain soldiers.

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  • Hernandez hits 3 HRs, Dodgers top Cubs to reach World Series

    Hernandez hits 3 HRs, Dodgers top Cubs to reach World Series

    Thursday, October 19 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-10-20 03:42:16 GMT
    Friday, October 20 2017 4:23 AM EDT2017-10-20 08:23:25 GMT

    The Dodgers will host the New York Yankees or Houston Astros in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night.

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    The Dodgers will host the New York Yankees or Houston Astros in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night.

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  • Before execution, Alabama inmate defiant with words, actions

    Before execution, Alabama inmate defiant with words, actions

    Thursday, October 19 2017 7:31 PM EDT2017-10-19 23:31:54 GMT
    Friday, October 20 2017 4:03 AM EDT2017-10-20 08:03:36 GMT
    (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP). This undated photo released by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Alabama inmate Torrey Twane McNabb, who was convicted in the 1997 shooting death of Montgomery police Officer Anderson Gordon.(Alabama Department of Corrections via AP). This undated photo released by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Alabama inmate Torrey Twane McNabb, who was convicted in the 1997 shooting death of Montgomery police Officer Anderson Gordon.

    The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily delayed the execution of an Alabama inmate just minutes before he was scheduled to die.

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    The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily delayed the execution of an Alabama inmate just minutes before he was scheduled to die.

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  • Senate backs GOP budget in step forward for tax revamp

    Senate backs GOP budget in step forward for tax revamp

    Thursday, October 19 2017 5:21 AM EDT2017-10-19 09:21:39 GMT
    Friday, October 20 2017 3:54 AM EDT2017-10-20 07:54:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this Oct. 17, 2017, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., flanked by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, announces to reporters that the Senate is moving ahead.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this Oct. 17, 2017, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., flanked by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, announces to reporters that the Senate is moving ahead.

    Senate Republicans seem to be on cruise control to pass a $4 trillion budget plan that shelves GOP deficit concerns in favor of the party's drive to cut taxes.

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    Senate Republicans seem to be on cruise control to pass a $4 trillion budget plan that shelves GOP deficit concerns in favor of the party's drive to cut taxes.

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  • Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

    Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

    Monday, October 16 2017 3:47 AM EDT2017-10-16 07:47:39 GMT
    Friday, October 20 2017 3:33 AM EDT2017-10-20 07:33:53 GMT

    In his decision last week, Trump derided the $7 billion in subsidies as bailouts to insurers and indicated he was trying to pressure Democrats into negotiating an Obamacare repeal.

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    In his decision last week, Trump derided the $7 billion in subsidies as bailouts to insurers and indicated he was trying to pressure Democrats into negotiating an Obamacare repeal.

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  • Witness: Workplace shooter was increasingly angry, hostile

    Witness: Workplace shooter was increasingly angry, hostile

    Thursday, October 19 2017 3:41 AM EDT2017-10-19 07:41:36 GMT
    Friday, October 20 2017 3:25 AM EDT2017-10-20 07:25:51 GMT

    The man shot five co-workers early Wednesday in Maryland, then drove to Delaware and shot an acquaintance in the head at a used car lot, police say.

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    The man shot five co-workers early Wednesday in Maryland, then drove to Delaware and shot an acquaintance in the head at a used car lot, police say.

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  • Teacher hit with brick after confiscating student's phone

    Teacher hit with brick after confiscating student's phone

    Friday, October 20 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-10-20 06:00:06 GMT
    Friday, October 20 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-10-20 06:00:06 GMT

    The student’s mother is facing several charges, including aggravated assault, in connection to the incident.

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    The student’s mother is facing several charges, including aggravated assault, in connection to the incident.

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  • Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

    Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

    Thursday, October 19 2017 4:51 AM EDT2017-10-19 08:51:37 GMT
    Friday, October 20 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-10-20 04:14:08 GMT

    It would have the unintended consequence of making basic health insurance available to more people for free and making upper-tier plans more affordable.

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    It would have the unintended consequence of making basic health insurance available to more people for free and making upper-tier plans more affordable.

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  • GreenJackets 3rd annual "World Series of Chili'' Cook-Off

    GreenJackets 3rd annual "World Series of Chili'' Cook-Off

    Thursday, October 19 2017 10:59 PM EDT2017-10-20 02:59:46 GMT
    Partnering with the Family YMCA of Greater Augusta's Camp Lakeside, the Augusta GreenJackets are thrilled to announce the Third Annual "World Series of Chili" Cook-Off Saturday October 21, 2017 from twelve o'clock to five o' clock. Teams may sign up to compete for this year's winning trophy: Peek-a-Boom. Purchase tickets by visiting the GreenJackets offices or calling the GreenJackets Front Office at (706)922-WINS. They are available online, too. Advanced adult ticke...More >>
    Partnering with the Family YMCA of Greater Augusta's Camp Lakeside, the Augusta GreenJackets are thrilled to announce the Third Annual "World Series of Chili" Cook-Off Saturday October 21, 2017 from twelve o'clock to five o' clock. Teams may sign up to compete for this year's winning trophy: Peek-a-Boom. Purchase tickets by visiting the GreenJackets offices or calling the GreenJackets Front Office at (706)922-WINS. They are available online, too. Advanced adult ticke...More >>
  • Safe Homes of Augusta paints the town purple

    Safe Homes of Augusta paints the town purple

    Thursday, October 19 2017 10:09 PM EDT2017-10-20 02:09:41 GMT

    October is domestic violence awareness month and Safe Homes of Augusta partnered with the community to paint the town purple. It’s for all the women, men, and children who survived and for those who didn’t.

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    October is domestic violence awareness month and Safe Homes of Augusta partnered with the community to paint the town purple. It’s for all the women, men, and children who survived and for those who didn’t.

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  • CanalFest'17 announces a day of activities

    CanalFest'17 announces a day of activities

    Thursday, October 19 2017 10:02 PM EDT2017-10-20 02:02:47 GMT

    What could be better than starting your weekend off of school and work outside?  An annual CanalFest'17 is this fall's event. Celebrate Augusta's best season on November 11, 2017 at Milledgeville Trail. There's absolutely a ton to do all day, especially as far as live performances: 8:45 Deron Dotts National Anthem 9:30 Lamar Milledge Step Team 10:00 Junior Players "Once on This Island" 10:30 DFA Jazz Band 11:00 Welcome, Sponsor Appreciation, and Bike give-away 1...

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    What could be better than starting your weekend off of school and work outside?  An annual CanalFest'17 is this fall's event. Celebrate Augusta's best season on November 11, 2017 at Milledgeville Trail. There's absolutely a ton to do all day, especially as far as live performances: 8:45 Deron Dotts National Anthem 9:30 Lamar Milledge Step Team 10:00 Junior Players "Once on This Island" 10:30 DFA Jazz Band 11:00 Welcome, Sponsor Appreciation, and Bike give-away 1...

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  • Cyber Security Masters program at Augusta University aims to bring in soldiers

    Cyber Security Masters program at Augusta University aims to bring in soldiers

    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:59 PM EDT2017-10-20 01:59:25 GMT

    There's a new Masters program coming to Augusta University called Intelligence & Security Studies. But it's focus is one of the distinguishing traits that's growing by the minute in the CSRA.

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    There's a new Masters program coming to Augusta University called Intelligence & Security Studies. But it's focus is one of the distinguishing traits that's growing by the minute in the CSRA.

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  • US tourist fears he was hit in Cuba, years before diplomats

    US tourist fears he was hit in Cuba, years before diplomats

    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:11 AM EDT2017-10-19 10:11:36 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 8:55 PM EDT2017-10-20 00:55:41 GMT

    Chris Allen's mysterious illness on a private 2014 visit to Havana illustrates how profoundly damaging the Cuba mystery has been for two long-estranged neighbors that only recently sought to patch up their...

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    Chris Allen's mysterious illness on a private 2014 visit to Havana illustrates how profoundly damaging the Cuba mystery has been for two long-estranged neighbors that only recently sought to patch up their relationship.

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  • Elderly Aiken man run over by wife at Graniteville car lot

    Elderly Aiken man run over by wife at Graniteville car lot

    Thursday, October 19 2017 7:24 PM EDT2017-10-19 23:24:46 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    The Aiken County Coroner's Office and South Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating an incident involving the death of an elderly man in Aiken County.

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    The Aiken County Coroner's Office and South Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating an incident involving the death of an elderly man in Aiken County.

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  • UPDATE: Albert Davis denied bond

    UPDATE: Albert Davis denied bond

    Thursday, October 19 2017 5:17 PM EDT2017-10-19 21:17:40 GMT
    Albert Monted Davis (source: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)Albert Monted Davis (source: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)

    Albert Davis, who is charged with the murder of Timothy Johnson, was denied bond Thursday.

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    Albert Davis, who is charged with the murder of Timothy Johnson, was denied bond Thursday.

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  • 4 GA victims recovered, 60 suspects arrested in FBI minor sex trafficking operation

    4 GA victims recovered, 60 suspects arrested in FBI minor sex trafficking operation

    Thursday, October 19 2017 5:07 PM EDT2017-10-19 21:07:13 GMT
    FBI agents working on Operation Cross Country XI (source: FBI)FBI agents working on Operation Cross Country XI (source: FBI)

    A nation-wide FBI child sex trafficking operation has led to the arrest of 120 suspects and the recovery of 82 minors, including one from Augusta.

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    A nation-wide FBI child sex trafficking operation has led to the arrest of 120 suspects and the recovery of 82 minors, including one from Augusta.

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  • Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweets

    Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweets

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 12:31 AM EDT2017-10-18 04:31:02 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 1:56 PM EDT2017-10-19 17:56:53 GMT

    Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment on its platform, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was "still" not doing enough to protect its users.

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    Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment on its platform, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was "still" not doing enough to protect its users.

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  • Hotel guard describes getting shot before Las Vegas massacre

    Hotel guard describes getting shot before Las Vegas massacre

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 12:24 PM EDT2017-10-18 16:24:55 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:34 AM EDT2017-10-19 13:34:10 GMT

    The hotel security guard who is a witness to the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history says he was shot while walking down a hotel hallway outside where Stephen Paddock was holed up in a suite.

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    The hotel security guard who is a witness to the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history says he was shot while walking down a hotel hallway outside where Stephen Paddock was holed up in a suite.

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  • Up Fur Adoption Now: Joker

    Up Fur Adoption Now: Joker

    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:00 AM EDT2017-10-19 13:00:35 GMT
    Source: BKPURSource: BKPUR

    This is Joker! He appeared on Fox 54 on October 19th, 2017. He’s a 3-year-old Boxer mix. He’s already neutered and up to date on all his vaccines. He’s a healthy boy, heartworm negative, and comes microchipped. 

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    This is Joker! He appeared on Fox 54 on October 19th, 2017. He’s a 3-year-old Boxer mix. He’s already neutered and up to date on all his vaccines. He’s a healthy boy, heartworm negative, and comes microchipped. 

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  • Kindergartner empties piggy bank for classmates' milk money

    Kindergartner empties piggy bank for classmates' milk money

    Thursday, October 19 2017 7:53 AM EDT2017-10-19 11:53:06 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 7:53 AM EDT2017-10-19 11:53:06 GMT

    The 5-year-old donated more than $30 of her own money, so her friends could have milk.

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    The 5-year-old donated more than $30 of her own money, so her friends could have milk.

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  • GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance

    GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:01 AM EDT2017-10-18 08:01:13 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 5:22 AM EDT2017-10-19 09:22:20 GMT

    Under the lawmakers' agreement, the payments would continue for two years while states were given more leeway to let insurers sidestep some coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama's health care law.

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    Under the lawmakers' agreement, the payments would continue for two years while states were given more leeway to let insurers sidestep some coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama's health care law.

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  • Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended

    Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 10:51 AM EDT2017-10-18 14:51:04 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 3:47 AM EDT2017-10-19 07:47:42 GMT

    A sheriff's office in northeastern Maryland says it is on the scene of a shooting at an office park.

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    A sheriff's office in northeastern Maryland says it is on the scene of a shooting at an office park.

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  • Gymnast McKayla Maroney alleges sexual abuse by team doctor

    Gymnast McKayla Maroney alleges sexual abuse by team doctor

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:51 AM EDT2017-10-18 13:51:15 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 2:15 AM EDT2017-10-19 06:15:21 GMT
    Gold medal-winning gymnast McKayla Maroney says she was molested by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar from the time she was 13 to her retirement from the sport last year.More >>
    Gold medal-winning gymnast McKayla Maroney says she was molested by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar from the time she was 13 to her retirement from the sport last year.More >>
  • Father arrested after allegedly breaking newborn's arms

    Father arrested after allegedly breaking newborn's arms

    Thursday, October 19 2017 1:59 AM EDT2017-10-19 05:59:31 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 1:59 AM EDT2017-10-19 05:59:31 GMT

    Investigation revealed the 2-week-old baby had been shaken, detectives say.

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    Investigation revealed the 2-week-old baby had been shaken, detectives say.

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  • Resident speaks about shooting death at the hands of 3-year-old child

    Resident speaks about shooting death at the hands of 3-year-old child

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 8:04 PM EDT2017-10-19 00:04:23 GMT

    The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what they call an unusual shooting death of 23-year-old Timothy Johnson. This shooting death took place at the hands of a 3-year-old child.

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    The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what they call an unusual shooting death of 23-year-old Timothy Johnson. This shooting death took place at the hands of a 3-year-old child.

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  • Steven Murray pleads guilty to priest's murder

    Steven Murray pleads guilty to priest's murder

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 7:54 PM EDT2017-10-18 23:54:41 GMT
    Steven Murray appears in court 10/18/17 (WFXG)Steven Murray appears in court 10/18/17 (WFXG)

    Steven Murray pleaded guilty in court Wednesday to the murder of Father Rene Robert. Murray pleaded guilty to all the charges before him and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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    Steven Murray pleaded guilty in court Wednesday to the murder of Father Rene Robert. Murray pleaded guilty to all the charges before him and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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  • UPDATE: Columbia Co. shoplifting suspect identified, in custody

    UPDATE: Columbia Co. shoplifting suspect identified, in custody

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 5:05 PM EDT2017-10-18 21:05:12 GMT
    Source: CCSOSource: CCSO

    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is searching for a shoplifting suspect at the Bobby Jones Walmart. On Friday, October 13 a female entered the Bobby Jones Walmart in a red hatchback car. The female entered the Walmart and left with two pieces of luggage. She left without paying for the luggage. Please contact the Columbia County Sheriff's Office with any information. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is searching for a shoplifting suspect at the Bobby Jones Walmart. On Friday, October 13 a female entered the Bobby Jones Walmart in a red hatchback car. The female entered the Walmart and left with two pieces of luggage. She left without paying for the luggage. Please contact the Columbia County Sheriff's Office with any information. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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  • Dyslexia possibly caused by treatable eye deformity

    Dyslexia possibly caused by treatable eye deformity

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 2:17 PM EDT2017-10-18 18:17:40 GMT
    Wednesday, October 18 2017 3:32 PM EDT2017-10-18 19:32:54 GMT

    The eyes of dyslexic subjects were different from the eyes of non-dyslexic subjects, which could be the cause of the disorder. There may also be a treatment.

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    The eyes of dyslexic subjects were different from the eyes of non-dyslexic subjects, which could be the cause of the disorder. There may also be a treatment.

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  • Trump: Lawmaker 'fabricated' account of his talk with widow

    Trump: Lawmaker 'fabricated' account of his talk with widow

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 3:00 AM EDT2017-10-18 07:00:52 GMT
    Wednesday, October 18 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-10-18 19:14:09 GMT

    Trump has been criticized for not reaching out right away to relatives of the four killed in Niger.

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    Trump has been criticized for not reaching out right away to relatives of the four killed in Niger.

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  • Suspect wanted for using stolen debit card info in Augusta

    Suspect wanted for using stolen debit card info in Augusta

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 12:47 PM EDT2017-10-18 16:47:27 GMT
    Patrick Jamarious Howard (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Patrick Jamarious Howard (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    Twenty-five-year-old Patrick Jamarious Howard is wanted for allegedly stealing debit card information and using it to make purchases in the Augusta area.

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    Twenty-five-year-old Patrick Jamarious Howard is wanted for allegedly stealing debit card information and using it to make purchases in the Augusta area.

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  • Judge halts newest Trump travel ban, saying it has same woes

    Judge halts newest Trump travel ban, saying it has same woes

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 3:10 PM EDT2017-10-17 19:10:38 GMT
    Wednesday, October 18 2017 12:24 PM EDT2017-10-18 16:24:00 GMT

    A judge in Hawaii has blocked the latest version of the Trump administration travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect.

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    A judge in Hawaii has blocked the latest version of the Trump administration travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect.

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  • Do you know this man? He's wanted for shoplifting in Richmond Co.

    Do you know this man? He's wanted for shoplifting in Richmond Co.

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 11:30 AM EDT2017-10-18 15:30:08 GMT
    Man Richmond Co. Sheriff's Office is looking for. Credit: RCSOMan Richmond Co. Sheriff's Office is looking for. Credit: RCSO

    The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is in need of the public’s help in identifying this person. He is wanted in reference to Shoplifting from the Xfinity Store (222 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway in Augusta, GA). He was last seen leaving in a work truck with the words “Two State” on the vehicle.    Any information concerning the identity of the subject, please contact Deputy James Price, or any Property Crimes Investigator at the Richmond County...

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    The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is in need of the public’s help in identifying this person. He is wanted in reference to Shoplifting from the Xfinity Store (222 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway in Augusta, GA). He was last seen leaving in a work truck with the words “Two State” on the vehicle.    Any information concerning the identity of the subject, please contact Deputy James Price, or any Property Crimes Investigator at the Richmond County...

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  • The 52nd Annual Columbia County Fall Fair  Entertainment Schedule

    The 52nd Annual Columbia County Fall Fair  Entertainment Schedule

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 11:19 AM EDT2017-10-18 15:19:29 GMT
    Michelle's Magical Poodles; Credit- Steve JohnstonMichelle's Magical Poodles; Credit- Steve Johnston

    Thursday, Nov. 2nd      Unlimited Rides $20 BRANCH & DEAN IN CONCERT 7PM! Free with paid admission! Free Admission 4-4:30PM Regular Admission $7 Children 3 and under free!  FREE Parking!    Hours: 4p - 11p – FFA – Judging 6pm Friday, Nov. 3rd   Hours: 5 p.m. - Midnight – Gate Admission $7 Children 3 and under free!  Free parking. Military appreciation night $4 at Gate with Military ID Senior night a...

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    Thursday, Nov. 2nd      Unlimited Rides $20 BRANCH & DEAN IN CONCERT 7PM! Free with paid admission! Free Admission 4-4:30PM Regular Admission $7 Children 3 and under free!  FREE Parking!    Hours: 4p - 11p – FFA – Judging 6pm Friday, Nov. 3rd   Hours: 5 p.m. - Midnight – Gate Admission $7 Children 3 and under free!  Free parking. Military appreciation night $4 at Gate with Military ID Senior night a...

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  • Richmond County School System holding REACH scholarship signing

    Richmond County School System holding REACH scholarship signing

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 11:19 AM EDT2017-10-18 15:19:26 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG
    The Richmond County School System will be holding a REACH scholarship signing on Wednesday, October 18 at 6 p.m. in the Board of Education Boardroom. REACH Georgia is the State of Georgia's first needs-based mentorship and college scholarship program. It was launched by Governor Nathan Deal. REACH stands for Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen and makes sure low-income families get the help they need to send academically excelling students to college. Copyright 2017 ...More >>
    The Richmond County School System will be holding a REACH scholarship signing on Wednesday, October 18 at 6 p.m. in the Board of Education Boardroom. REACH Georgia is the State of Georgia's first needs-based mentorship and college scholarship program. It was launched by Governor Nathan Deal. REACH stands for Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen and makes sure low-income families get the help they need to send academically excelling students to college. Copyright 2017 ...More >>
  • Aiken holding Atoms in the Alley for kids

    Aiken holding Atoms in the Alley for kids

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 11:06 AM EDT2017-10-18 15:06:05 GMT
    (Source: File photo / WFXG)(Source: File photo / WFXG)
    On Saturday, October 21 The Alley in downtown Aiken is holding the inaugural Atoms in the Alley. Atoms in the Alley will feature a ribbon cutting for a new educational kiosk, science demos, artisan vendors and live music. The event begins at 5 with the ribbon cutting. Following the ribbon cutting, the public is invited to The Alley where they can visit folks from the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Lab, the US Forest Service, the Savannah River Archaeological R...More >>
    On Saturday, October 21 The Alley in downtown Aiken is holding the inaugural Atoms in the Alley. Atoms in the Alley will feature a ribbon cutting for a new educational kiosk, science demos, artisan vendors and live music. The event begins at 5 with the ribbon cutting. Following the ribbon cutting, the public is invited to The Alley where they can visit folks from the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Lab, the US Forest Service, the Savannah River Archaeological R...More >>
  • Weinberger's Furniture holding 85th anniversary celebration

    Weinberger's Furniture holding 85th anniversary celebration

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 10:43 AM EDT2017-10-18 14:43:24 GMT
    Source: Weinberger's FurnitureSource: Weinberger's Furniture
    Weinberger's Furniture is holding an 85th anniversary celebration for doing business in the CSRA for over 8 decades. They will have snacks, live music and showcase their 10,000 square foot expansion. The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce and Columbia County Chamber of Commerce will present the ribbon cutting. The celebration will be held Thursday, October 26th from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
    Weinberger's Furniture is holding an 85th anniversary celebration for doing business in the CSRA for over 8 decades. They will have snacks, live music and showcase their 10,000 square foot expansion. The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce and Columbia County Chamber of Commerce will present the ribbon cutting. The celebration will be held Thursday, October 26th from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Richmond County School System Announces 2018 Teacher of the Year Finalists

    Richmond County School System Announces 2018 Teacher of the Year Finalists

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 10:20 AM EDT2017-10-18 14:20:41 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG
    The 2018 Richmond County School System Teacher of the Year Banquet will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7:00pm at the Augusta Marriott. The Richmond County School System will be honoring the Teachers of the Year from each school and will be announcing the 2018 Richmond County School System Teacher of the Year. The five finalists are Mrs. Tonya Fulton (Morgan Road Middle), Mrs. Brigitte Holmes (Hephzibah High), Ms. Kia Mills (A.R. Johnson Magnet), Mrs. Sandra Owens (Freedom P...More >>
    The 2018 Richmond County School System Teacher of the Year Banquet will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7:00pm at the Augusta Marriott. The Richmond County School System will be honoring the Teachers of the Year from each school and will be announcing the 2018 Richmond County School System Teacher of the Year. The five finalists are Mrs. Tonya Fulton (Morgan Road Middle), Mrs. Brigitte Holmes (Hephzibah High), Ms. Kia Mills (A.R. Johnson Magnet), Mrs. Sandra Owens (Freedom P...More >>
  • BREAKING NEWS: Structure fire in Columbia County causing traffic delays

    BREAKING NEWS: Structure fire in Columbia County causing traffic delays

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 8:10 AM EDT2017-10-18 12:10:20 GMT
    Structure fire in Columbia County; Source: WFXGStructure fire in Columbia County; Source: WFXG

    Columbia County officials confirm a structure fire that is blocking the roadway.

    The county Public Information Officer says that there is an active structure for at or near

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    Columbia County officials confirm a structure fire that is blocking the roadway.

    The county Public Information Officer says that there is an active structure for at or near

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  • Columbia Co: US-221 shut down for crash

    Columbia Co: US-221 shut down for crash

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 7:05 AM EDT2017-10-18 11:05:27 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG
    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is working a serious crash on US-221 at I-20 in Appling. Dispatch says 2 vehicles are involved and injuries are reported. Crews currently have US-221 closed in both directions to clear the scene. Heavy delays reported. Seek alternative route. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is working a serious crash on US-221 at I-20 in Appling. Dispatch says 2 vehicles are involved and injuries are reported. Crews currently have US-221 closed in both directions to clear the scene. Heavy delays reported. Seek alternative route. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Temporary traffic signal power shutdown South Belair Rd. at Colonial Dr.

    Temporary traffic signal power shutdown South Belair Rd. at Colonial Dr.

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 6:42 AM EDT2017-10-18 10:42:19 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    Columbia County Traffic Engineers want drivers to know about a temporary traffic signal power shutdown. This will be at the intersection of South Belair Rd. and Colonial Rd on Thursday, October 19th 2017. 

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    Columbia County Traffic Engineers want drivers to know about a temporary traffic signal power shutdown. This will be at the intersection of South Belair Rd. and Colonial Rd on Thursday, October 19th 2017. 

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  • Politics and the fallen: Trump hasn't called all families

    Politics and the fallen: Trump hasn't called all families

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 3:30 AM EDT2017-10-17 07:30:22 GMT
    Wednesday, October 18 2017 6:21 AM EDT2017-10-18 10:21:33 GMT

    Trump stirs a nest by claiming predecessors did not sufficiently honor military dead, draws heated responses.

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    Trump stirs a nest by claiming predecessors did not sufficiently honor military dead, draws heated responses.

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  • 19-year-old killed young siblings to be alone, police say

    19-year-old killed young siblings to be alone, police say

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 5:40 AM EDT2017-10-18 09:40:52 GMT
    Wednesday, October 18 2017 5:40 AM EDT2017-10-18 09:40:52 GMT

    The man is charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

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    The man is charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

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  • Up Fur Adoption Now: Molly ( Adopted)

    Up Fur Adoption Now: Molly ( Adopted)

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:30 AM EDT2017-10-18 08:30:02 GMT
    Molly (WFXG)Molly (WFXG)

    It's not going to take long for Miss Molly to get adopted! Just look at her cute little face. She and her handler, Joe Gudrun, appeared on Fox 54 on October 12th 2017.  Molly is only 6 months old and is a Manchester Terrier Mix. 

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    It's not going to take long for Miss Molly to get adopted! Just look at her cute little face. She and her handler, Joe Gudrun, appeared on Fox 54 on October 12th 2017.  Molly is only 6 months old and is a Manchester Terrier Mix. 

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  • A short-term health deal by senators _ but Trump a question

    A short-term health deal by senators _ but Trump a question

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-10-17 16:00:37 GMT
    Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:04 AM EDT2017-10-18 08:04:17 GMT

    Two leading senators say they have the "basic outlines" of a bipartisan deal to resume payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked.

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    Two leading senators say they have the "basic outlines" of a bipartisan deal to resume payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked.

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  • Californians head back home to altered lives, communities

    Californians head back home to altered lives, communities

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 3:10 AM EDT2017-10-17 07:10:50 GMT
    Wednesday, October 18 2017 3:52 AM EDT2017-10-18 07:52:49 GMT

    The fires, the deadliest cluster in California history, have killed at least 41 people and destroyed nearly 6,000 homes.

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    The fires, the deadliest cluster in California history, have killed at least 41 people and destroyed nearly 6,000 homes.

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  • 325-pound woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her

    325-pound woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 11:00 AM EDT2017-10-17 15:00:29 GMT
    Wednesday, October 18 2017 2:17 AM EDT2017-10-18 06:17:34 GMT

    The woman told deputies she sat on her 9-year-old cousin as discipline "for being out of control."

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    The woman told deputies she sat on her 9-year-old cousin as discipline "for being out of control."

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  • US obesity problem is not budging, new data shows

    US obesity problem is not budging, new data shows

    Friday, October 13 2017 7:56 AM EDT2017-10-13 11:56:21 GMT
    Tuesday, October 17 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-10-18 03:13:08 GMT
    New government research shows obesity rates for U.S. children, teens and adults aren't getting any better.More >>
    New government research shows obesity rates for U.S. children, teens and adults aren't getting any better.More >>
  • Proposed Budget for 2018 leaves no room for raises for all departments

    Proposed Budget for 2018 leaves no room for raises for all departments

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 9:47 PM EDT2017-10-18 01:47:04 GMT

    October is Budget Month for Augusta-Richmond County. And departments across the board are asking for pay raises including the Sheriff's Office and City Workers.  The sea of White Uniformed Deputies filled the Commission Chambers during the Budget Presentation for next year. 2 months ago, Sheriff Richard Roundtree was here asking City Leaders to give his department a pay raise. Something that would cost just shy of $3 million.  "We have to make some cuts on s...

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    October is Budget Month for Augusta-Richmond County. And departments across the board are asking for pay raises including the Sheriff's Office and City Workers.  The sea of White Uniformed Deputies filled the Commission Chambers during the Budget Presentation for next year. 2 months ago, Sheriff Richard Roundtree was here asking City Leaders to give his department a pay raise. Something that would cost just shy of $3 million.  "We have to make some cuts on s...

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  • Blood donations needed for cancer patients

    Blood donations needed for cancer patients

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 9:44 PM EDT2017-10-18 01:44:40 GMT
    Blood donations needed for cancer patients (wfxg)Blood donations needed for cancer patients (wfxg)

    As we get deeper in to Breast Cancer Awareness month it is important to understand the benefits of blood donations. Hospitals depend on the community to give blood for cancer patients and others who are in need of transfusions. Sheila Tinsley who is the Laboratory and Clinical Operations Manager at Augusta University says thirty minutes of your time and one unit of blood can save up to seven lives, but sadly this time of year less donations are made. "People are out getting rea...

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    As we get deeper in to Breast Cancer Awareness month it is important to understand the benefits of blood donations. Hospitals depend on the community to give blood for cancer patients and others who are in need of transfusions. Sheila Tinsley who is the Laboratory and Clinical Operations Manager at Augusta University says thirty minutes of your time and one unit of blood can save up to seven lives, but sadly this time of year less donations are made. "People are out getting rea...

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  • Family of the victim in Warrenville shooting speaks out

    Family of the victim in Warrenville shooting speaks out

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 9:37 PM EDT2017-10-18 01:37:28 GMT
    Family of the victim in Warrenville shooting speaks out (wfxg)Family of the victim in Warrenville shooting speaks out (wfxg)

    A deadly shooting is under investigation in Aiken County. The Aiken County Sheriff's Office says it happened on October 17 on Beckham Road in Warrenville. When deputies arrived at the mobile home on Beckham Road, they found 23-year-old Timothy Johnson's body outside. He had been shot in the chest. FOX54 spoke with Johnson's grieving family. They say he leaves behind an unborn child who will now grow up without a father. Johnson's girlfriend says she will m...

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    A deadly shooting is under investigation in Aiken County. The Aiken County Sheriff's Office says it happened on October 17 on Beckham Road in Warrenville. When deputies arrived at the mobile home on Beckham Road, they found 23-year-old Timothy Johnson's body outside. He had been shot in the chest. FOX54 spoke with Johnson's grieving family. They say he leaves behind an unborn child who will now grow up without a father. Johnson's girlfriend says she will m...

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  • Trump: Drug czar nominee pulls his name from consideration

    Trump: Drug czar nominee pulls his name from consideration

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 9:10 AM EDT2017-10-17 13:10:44 GMT
    Tuesday, October 17 2017 8:03 PM EDT2017-10-18 00:03:50 GMT
    President Donald Trump says the Pennsylvania congressman he chose to be the nation's drug czar is withdrawing from consideration.More >>
    President Donald Trump says the Pennsylvania congressman he chose to be the nation's drug czar is withdrawing from consideration.More >>
  • Deadly crash on Winter Rd. in Burke Co.

    Deadly crash on Winter Rd. in Burke Co.

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 4:32 PM EDT2017-10-17 20:32:39 GMT
    Vehicle involved in deadly crash on Winter Rd. in Burke Co. 10/17/17 (source: Burke County Sheriff's Office)Vehicle involved in deadly crash on Winter Rd. in Burke Co. 10/17/17 (source: Burke County Sheriff's Office)

    The Burke County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly crash. The crash happened on Winter Road between Craig Road and Mark Walden Road.

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    The Burke County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly crash. The crash happened on Winter Road between Craig Road and Mark Walden Road.

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  • UPDATE: Missing Richmond Co. woman found

    UPDATE: Missing Richmond Co. woman found

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 1:35 PM EDT2017-10-17 17:35:17 GMT
    Patricia Williams (Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Patricia Williams (Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    Patricia Williams was found at 7:11 a.m. Tuesday morning on the 2200 block of Sullivan Road. She is reportedly in good standing.

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    Patricia Williams was found at 7:11 a.m. Tuesday morning on the 2200 block of Sullivan Road. She is reportedly in good standing.

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  • SafeHomes of Augusta to 'Paint the Town Purple'

    SafeHomes of Augusta to 'Paint the Town Purple'

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 10:58 AM EDT2017-10-17 14:58:10 GMT
    SafeHomes paints the town purple; Source: WFXGSafeHomes paints the town purple; Source: WFXG

    SafeHomes of Augusta is going to 'Paint the Town Purple' and wants the community to join in. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and SafeHomes is...

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    SafeHomes of Augusta is going to 'Paint the Town Purple' and wants the community to join in. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and SafeHomes is...

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  • 95th Annual Georgia-Carolina State Fair comes to Augusta

    95th Annual Georgia-Carolina State Fair comes to Augusta

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 10:34 AM EDT2017-10-17 14:34:44 GMT

    Starting this week, you may have seen some  bright lights lighting up the downtown skyline. That's because the Georgia-South Carolina State fair has hit the town. The 95th annual fair has more rides this year than ever before. 

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    Starting this week, you may have seen some  bright lights lighting up the downtown skyline. That's because the Georgia-South Carolina State fair has hit the town. The 95th annual fair has more rides this year than ever before. 

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  • Goodell, union, players to meet on social issues and anthem

    Goodell, union, players to meet on social issues and anthem

    Monday, October 16 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-10-16 20:20:07 GMT
    Tuesday, October 17 2017 9:27 AM EDT2017-10-17 13:27:56 GMT

    Goodell, team owners, union, players to meet on social issues and anthem on Tuesday.

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    Goodell, team owners, union, players to meet on social issues and anthem on Tuesday.

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  • McCain condemns 'half-baked, spurious nationalism' in speech

    McCain condemns 'half-baked, spurious nationalism' in speech

    Monday, October 16 2017 12:27 AM EDT2017-10-16 04:27:32 GMT
    Tuesday, October 17 2017 7:07 AM EDT2017-10-17 11:07:26 GMT

    McCain took a moment to go a step further than the night's other speakers, who lamented what many described as a fractured political climate.

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    McCain took a moment to go a step further than the night's other speakers, who lamented what many described as a fractured political climate.

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  • North Korea says 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'

    North Korea says 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'

    Monday, October 16 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-10-17 00:00:22 GMT
    Tuesday, October 17 2017 3:12 AM EDT2017-10-17 07:12:03 GMT

    North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador says the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.".

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    North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador says the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.".

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  • Houses spared by massive fires bring joy and sense of loss

    Houses spared by massive fires bring joy and sense of loss

    Monday, October 16 2017 3:08 AM EDT2017-10-16 07:08:10 GMT
    Tuesday, October 17 2017 3:01 AM EDT2017-10-17 07:01:09 GMT

    While the danger from the deadliest, most destructive cluster of blazes in California history was far from over, the smoky skies started to clear in some places.

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    While the danger from the deadliest, most destructive cluster of blazes in California history was far from over, the smoky skies started to clear in some places.

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  • Women ID as assault, harassment victims with 'me too' tweets

    Women ID as assault, harassment victims with 'me too' tweets

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:37 AM EDT2017-10-16 11:37:54 GMT
    Tuesday, October 17 2017 3:00 AM EDT2017-10-17 07:00:26 GMT
    Thousands of women respond to actress Alyssa Milano's call to tweet "me too" in order to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault amid allegations of sexual misconduct by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.More >>
    Thousands of women respond to actress Alyssa Milano's call to tweet "me too" in order to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault amid allegations of sexual misconduct by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.More >>
  • Man survives for 6 days after falling into manhole

    Man survives for 6 days after falling into manhole

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 2:06 AM EDT2017-10-17 06:06:08 GMT
    Tuesday, October 17 2017 2:06 AM EDT2017-10-17 06:06:08 GMT

    Construction workers finally heard his cries for help and called rescuers.

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    Construction workers finally heard his cries for help and called rescuers.

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  • Las Vegas tourism sees changes in aftermath of shooting

    Las Vegas tourism sees changes in aftermath of shooting

    Sunday, October 15 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-10-15 15:07:17 GMT
    Tuesday, October 17 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-10-17 04:00:36 GMT

    The Las Vegas tourism sector is bracing for changes in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival.

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    The Las Vegas tourism sector is bracing for changes in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival.

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  • Augusta on Ice searching for workers and volunteers

    Augusta on Ice searching for workers and volunteers

    Monday, October 16 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-10-17 02:29:15 GMT
    Augusta On IceAugusta On Ice
    We're 2 weeks away from seeing construction begin at the Commons for Augusta on Ice. But Organizers are spreading the word that they're looking for workers for both volunteer and paid positions. The entire event which will last 50 days starts in mid November. For that span, organizers say they're looking for more than 20 volunteers each shift to help out. And aside from gaining volunteer hours, there's some added perks "Anytime a volunteer comes and works a shift at August...More >>
    We're 2 weeks away from seeing construction begin at the Commons for Augusta on Ice. But Organizers are spreading the word that they're looking for workers for both volunteer and paid positions. The entire event which will last 50 days starts in mid November. For that span, organizers say they're looking for more than 20 volunteers each shift to help out. And aside from gaining volunteer hours, there's some added perks "Anytime a volunteer comes and works a shift at August...More >>
  • Religious freedom group claims Ft. Gordon soldiers were forced to attend Christian event

    Religious freedom group claims Ft. Gordon soldiers were forced to attend Christian event

    Monday, October 16 2017 10:11 PM EDT2017-10-17 02:11:41 GMT
    Fort Gordon (WXFG)Fort Gordon (WXFG)

    The founder of a religious freedom organization is calling for an investigation at Fort Gordon after soldiers claimed they were forced to attend a religiously-focused event on base.

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    The founder of a religious freedom organization is calling for an investigation at Fort Gordon after soldiers claimed they were forced to attend a religiously-focused event on base.

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  • Richmond Co. investigating shooting on Glenn Hills Dr.

    Richmond Co. investigating shooting on Glenn Hills Dr.

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:27:53 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that happened on Glenn Hills Drive Sunday night. According to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office incident report, deputies responded to Prague Court at around 11:23 p.m. for reports of a gunshot victim.

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that happened on Glenn Hills Drive Sunday night. According to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office incident report, deputies responded to Prague Court at around 11:23 p.m. for reports of a gunshot victim.

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  • Local eateries work together to aid Puerto Rico hurricane relief

    Local eateries work together to aid Puerto Rico hurricane relief

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:08 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:08:07 GMT
    Nationally, Americans have been working together to provide Puerto Rico with as much hurricane relief as possible. Locally, Augustans are working together to do the same. Surrey Center restaurants will be beginning drink specials featuring Don Q Rum next week. Cary Goldsmith, Bodega Ultima Owner, this is Puerto Rico's most famous alcohol.  “Any proceeds raised from that are going to be matched by Don Q, so what I’ve been doing is getting in touch with lot of our fri...More >>
    Nationally, Americans have been working together to provide Puerto Rico with as much hurricane relief as possible. Locally, Augustans are working together to do the same. Surrey Center restaurants will be beginning drink specials featuring Don Q Rum next week. Cary Goldsmith, Bodega Ultima Owner, this is Puerto Rico's most famous alcohol.  “Any proceeds raised from that are going to be matched by Don Q, so what I’ve been doing is getting in touch with lot of our fri...More >>
  • Trump's blow to 'Obamacare' jolts health consumers, politics

    Trump's blow to 'Obamacare' jolts health consumers, politics

    Friday, October 13 2017 4:25 AM EDT2017-10-13 08:25:58 GMT
    Monday, October 16 2017 5:11 PM EDT2017-10-16 21:11:25 GMT

    President Donald Trump plans to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months.

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    President Donald Trump plans to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months.

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  • Kaepernick files grievance against NFL, alleging collusion

    Kaepernick files grievance against NFL, alleging collusion

    Sunday, October 15 2017 9:07 PM EDT2017-10-16 01:07:35 GMT
    Monday, October 16 2017 3:33 PM EDT2017-10-16 19:33:48 GMT

    Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the NFL.

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    Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the NFL.

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  • Puerto Rico residents risk health drinking contaminated water

    Puerto Rico residents risk health drinking contaminated water

    Monday, October 16 2017 10:39 AM EDT2017-10-16 14:39:57 GMT
    Monday, October 16 2017 10:52 AM EDT2017-10-16 14:52:03 GMT

    Juan Carlos Oquendo said there is no other water, so he'll take the chance. He said if he doesn't drink water, he's going to die.

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    Juan Carlos Oquendo said there is no other water, so he'll take the chance. He said if he doesn't drink water, he's going to die.

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  • New business adds virtual reality and ax throwing to downtown entertainment

    New business adds virtual reality and ax throwing to downtown entertainment

    Monday, October 16 2017 10:33 AM EDT2017-10-16 14:33:21 GMT
    The formal ribbon-cutting event Friday, October 20, 2017, will see the release of a brand-new escape room called Asylum. Just in time for Halloween; WFXG.The formal ribbon-cutting event Friday, October 20, 2017, will see the release of a brand-new escape room called Asylum. Just in time for Halloween; WFXG.

    A new business in Augusta is adding virtual reality, ax throwing, and escape games to the downtown's rolodex of entertainment.

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    A new business in Augusta is adding virtual reality, ax throwing, and escape games to the downtown's rolodex of entertainment.

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  • Brantley Gilbert coming to the James Brown Arena

    Brantley Gilbert coming to the James Brown Arena

    Monday, October 16 2017 10:10 AM EDT2017-10-16 14:10:11 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    Just announced, Brantley Gilbert is coming to the James Brown Arena. This is one of the stops on his The Ones That Like Me 2018 Tour.  Aaron Lewis and Josh Phillips will also be joining him as special guests.

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    Just announced, Brantley Gilbert is coming to the James Brown Arena. This is one of the stops on his The Ones That Like Me 2018 Tour.  Aaron Lewis and Josh Phillips will also be joining him as special guests.

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  • Butler High School to receive 600 wireless devices from Sprint 1Million Project

    Butler High School to receive 600 wireless devices from Sprint 1Million Project

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:51 AM EDT2017-10-16 13:51:56 GMT

    October 16th, 2017, Butler High School will host Richmond County School System's Sprint 1 million project kickoff. The project is designed to close the gap between students who don't have access to internet at home. 

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    October 16th, 2017, Butler High School will host Richmond County School System's Sprint 1 million project kickoff. The project is designed to close the gap between students who don't have access to internet at home. 

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  • Aiken: SPCA Albrect Center hosts 5th Annual Barkaritaville

    Aiken: SPCA Albrect Center hosts 5th Annual Barkaritaville

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:17 AM EDT2017-10-16 13:17:19 GMT

    The SPCA Albrecht Center is hosting their 5th Annual Barkaritaville Saturday, October 21st. It’s all happening from 5pm to 8pm. This is the shelter’s biggest fundraiser of the year. This event is a block party full of delicious food, great drinks and music by DJ Jeff Edwards.  

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    The SPCA Albrecht Center is hosting their 5th Annual Barkaritaville Saturday, October 21st. It’s all happening from 5pm to 8pm. This is the shelter’s biggest fundraiser of the year. This event is a block party full of delicious food, great drinks and music by DJ Jeff Edwards.  

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  • 276 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia's history

    276 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia's history

    Sunday, October 15 2017 3:57 AM EDT2017-10-15 07:57:04 GMT
    Monday, October 16 2017 4:49 AM EDT2017-10-16 08:49:28 GMT

    The United States condemned the attack, saying "such cowardly attacks reinvigorate the commitment of the United States to assist our Somali and African Union partners to combat the scourge of terrorism."

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    The United States condemned the attack, saying "such cowardly attacks reinvigorate the commitment of the United States to assist our Somali and African Union partners to combat the scourge of terrorism."

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  • Collins urges Trump to back effort to restore health subsidy

    Collins urges Trump to back effort to restore health subsidy

    Sunday, October 15 2017 1:37 PM EDT2017-10-15 17:37:25 GMT
    Monday, October 16 2017 3:37 AM EDT2017-10-16 07:37:58 GMT

    A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to back a bipartisan Senate effort to shield consumers from rising premiums after his abrupt decision to halt federal payments to insurers.

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    A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to back a bipartisan Senate effort to shield consumers from rising premiums after his abrupt decision to halt federal payments to insurers.

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  • California firefighters say they finally 'turned a corner'

    California firefighters say they finally 'turned a corner'

    Saturday, October 14 2017 3:16 AM EDT2017-10-14 07:16:39 GMT
    Monday, October 16 2017 3:09 AM EDT2017-10-16 07:09:11 GMT

    Even as an unprecedented toll of death and destruction from wildfires kept mounting, California communities were getting glimpses of heroism and humanity Firefighters made major gains against most of the blazes on Friday.

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    Even as an unprecedented toll of death and destruction from wildfires kept mounting, California communities were getting glimpses of heroism and humanity Firefighters made major gains against most of the blazes on Friday.

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  • Parents want justice after baby's death at home daycare

    Parents want justice after baby's death at home daycare

    Monday, October 16 2017 2:40 AM EDT2017-10-16 06:40:31 GMT
    Monday, October 16 2017 2:40 AM EDT2017-10-16 06:40:31 GMT

    The babysitter was charged with misdemeanor child endangerment after the 6-week-old died in her care one year ago.

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    The babysitter was charged with misdemeanor child endangerment after the 6-week-old died in her care one year ago.

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  • Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision

    Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision

    Saturday, October 14 2017 9:56 AM EDT2017-10-14 13:56:36 GMT
    Sunday, October 15 2017 11:30 PM EDT2017-10-16 03:30:31 GMT

    President Donald Trump took a major step this week toward fulfilling a campaign promise to gut the Affordable Care Act, but states he won are likely to be affected the most.

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    President Donald Trump took a major step this week toward fulfilling a campaign promise to gut the Affordable Care Act, but states he won are likely to be affected the most.

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  • Augusta Junior Players upcoming performance: Once On This Island

    Augusta Junior Players upcoming performance: Once On This Island

    Sunday, October 15 2017 7:04 PM EDT2017-10-15 23:04:49 GMT

    The Augusta Junior Players will be beginning to perform “Once On This Island” so soon. Today, cast members offered Columbia County a sneak peak at the Public Library Amphitheater. The show is about a young girl named Timoon. We went and spoke with the individual in her role.  Elaine Beachum, Once On This Island Actress, comments: “It’s really interesting. It’s so beautiful, and it’s so much fun. The music is fantastic. The show is October 27,...

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    The Augusta Junior Players will be beginning to perform “Once On This Island” so soon. Today, cast members offered Columbia County a sneak peak at the Public Library Amphitheater. The show is about a young girl named Timoon. We went and spoke with the individual in her role.  Elaine Beachum, Once On This Island Actress, comments: “It’s really interesting. It’s so beautiful, and it’s so much fun. The music is fantastic. The show is October 27,...

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  • Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church hosts Greek Festival

    Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church hosts Greek Festival

    Sunday, October 15 2017 7:04 PM EDT2017-10-15 23:04:23 GMT

    All weekend, many individuals in the C-S-R-A chanted OPA at a bi-annual Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Greek Festival. From delicious foods to tons of drinks, everyone left with authentic tastes in their mouths.   Michelle Ennis, Festival Organizer, explains how much goes on behind the scenes to make this possible. “We put this festival on twice a year… In the spring and in the fall, and as a church community, we come together, and we start preparing two, three, four...

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    All weekend, many individuals in the C-S-R-A chanted OPA at a bi-annual Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Greek Festival. From delicious foods to tons of drinks, everyone left with authentic tastes in their mouths.   Michelle Ennis, Festival Organizer, explains how much goes on behind the scenes to make this possible. “We put this festival on twice a year… In the spring and in the fall, and as a church community, we come together, and we start preparing two, three, four...

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  • Trump's 'Obamacare' move jolts health care, political worlds

    Trump's 'Obamacare' move jolts health care, political worlds

    Saturday, October 14 2017 2:48 AM EDT2017-10-14 06:48:14 GMT
    Sunday, October 15 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-10-15 22:28:37 GMT

    President Donald Trump's cut-off of federal payments to insurers is jolting the health care and political worlds.

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    President Donald Trump's cut-off of federal payments to insurers is jolting the health care and political worlds.

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  • Family dog emerges alive and happy from wildfire aftermath

    Family dog emerges alive and happy from wildfire aftermath

    Saturday, October 14 2017 6:56 PM EDT2017-10-14 22:56:48 GMT
    Sunday, October 15 2017 3:40 PM EDT2017-10-15 19:40:44 GMT

    Two men who hiked for miles expecting a grim discovery were met with a joyful one instead.

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    Two men who hiked for miles expecting a grim discovery were met with a joyful one instead.

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  • An army of firefighters brave deadly, epic firestorm

    An army of firefighters brave deadly, epic firestorm

    Saturday, October 14 2017 4:06 PM EDT2017-10-14 20:06:57 GMT
    Sunday, October 15 2017 1:00 PM EDT2017-10-15 17:00:49 GMT

    On foot, in trucks and by air, an army of more than 10,000 firefighters continue to attack deadly, fast-moving wildfires in California, working for days without rest to protect lives and property.

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    On foot, in trucks and by air, an army of more than 10,000 firefighters continue to attack deadly, fast-moving wildfires in California, working for days without rest to protect lives and property.

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  • Vegas shooting survivor loses home to CA wildfire

    Vegas shooting survivor loses home to CA wildfire

    Sunday, October 15 2017 5:15 AM EDT2017-10-15 09:15:04 GMT
    Sunday, October 15 2017 5:15 AM EDT2017-10-15 09:15:04 GMT

    Days after escaping gunshots in Las Vegas, the woman was forced to flee her home with her parents to escape a wildfire.

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    Days after escaping gunshots in Las Vegas, the woman was forced to flee her home with her parents to escape a wildfire.

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  • Girl, 8, dies after fall from cruise ship deck

    Girl, 8, dies after fall from cruise ship deck

    Sunday, October 15 2017 2:09 AM EDT2017-10-15 06:09:45 GMT
    Sunday, October 15 2017 2:09 AM EDT2017-10-15 06:09:45 GMT

    The girl died after sustaining severe injuries from the approximately 20-foot fall.

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    The girl died after sustaining severe injuries from the approximately 20-foot fall.

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  • Flip out: Bowers' TD leap leads Cal past No. 8 Wash. St 37-3

    Flip out: Bowers' TD leap leads Cal past No. 8 Wash. St 37-3

    Saturday, October 14 2017 2:16 AM EDT2017-10-14 06:16:27 GMT
    Saturday, October 14 2017 10:10 PM EDT2017-10-15 02:10:15 GMT

    Ross Bowers did an acrobatic flip into the end zone to cap a touchdown run for California and the Golden Bears used a dominant defensive performance to stun No. 8 Washington State 37-3 for their first win in 14...

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    Ross Bowers did an acrobatic flip into the end zone to cap a touchdown run for California and the Golden Bears used a dominant defensive performance to stun No. 8 Washington State 37-3 for their first win in 14 years against a top 10 team.

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  • Dungey has 3 TD passes, Syracuse stuns No. 2 Clemson 27-24

    Dungey has 3 TD passes, Syracuse stuns No. 2 Clemson 27-24

    Friday, October 13 2017 10:47 PM EDT2017-10-14 02:47:01 GMT
    Saturday, October 14 2017 10:09 PM EDT2017-10-15 02:09:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus). Clemson wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (13) is upended by Syracuse defensive back Evan Foster (14) and defensive back Jordan Martin (2) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Syracuse.(AP Photo/Adrian Kraus). Clemson wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (13) is upended by Syracuse defensive back Evan Foster (14) and defensive back Jordan Martin (2) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Syracuse.

    Eric Dungey threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns, Cole Murphy kicked a tiebreaking field goal in the fourth quarter, and Syracuse stunned No. 2 Clemson 27-24.

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    Eric Dungey threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns, Cole Murphy kicked a tiebreaking field goal in the fourth quarter, and Syracuse stunned No. 2 Clemson 27-24.

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  • Couple described as adventure-seekers are free from captors

    Couple described as adventure-seekers are free from captors

    Friday, October 13 2017 3:46 AM EDT2017-10-13 07:46:06 GMT
    Saturday, October 14 2017 5:18 PM EDT2017-10-14 21:18:15 GMT

    The wife and husband who were held hostage for five years in Afghanistan are being described as adventure-seekers who wanted to see areas of the world infrequently traveled by Westerners.

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    The wife and husband who were held hostage for five years in Afghanistan are being described as adventure-seekers who wanted to see areas of the world infrequently traveled by Westerners.

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  • Weinstein ousted from Motion Picture Academy

    Weinstein ousted from Motion Picture Academy

    Saturday, October 14 2017 1:02 PM EDT2017-10-14 17:02:50 GMT
    Saturday, October 14 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-10-14 20:56:25 GMT

    Two-thirds of the governing board would have to vote for expulsion for Weinstein to be removed from the academy's board.

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    Two-thirds of the governing board would have to vote for expulsion for Weinstein to be removed from the academy's board.

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  • Teams report first progress against wine country wildfires

    Teams report first progress against wine country wildfires

    Friday, October 13 2017 3:17 AM EDT2017-10-13 07:17:11 GMT
    Saturday, October 14 2017 12:27 PM EDT2017-10-14 16:27:19 GMT

    Northern California communities have been battered by four days under siege from wildfires that are nowhere near over.

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    Northern California communities have been battered by four days under siege from wildfires that are nowhere near over.

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  • Trump keeps US in Iran nuke deal, tells Congress to fix it

    Trump keeps US in Iran nuke deal, tells Congress to fix it

    Saturday, October 14 2017 2:56 AM EDT2017-10-14 06:56:29 GMT
    Saturday, October 14 2017 9:08 AM EDT2017-10-14 13:08:34 GMT

    President Donald Trump has decided not to pull the U.S. out of the landmark 2015 international nuclear accord with Iran.

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    President Donald Trump has decided not to pull the U.S. out of the landmark 2015 international nuclear accord with Iran.

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  • Family freed returns to Canada, says 1 child killed

    Family freed returns to Canada, says 1 child killed

    Friday, October 13 2017 3:45 AM EDT2017-10-13 07:45:56 GMT
    Saturday, October 14 2017 9:08 AM EDT2017-10-14 13:08:20 GMT

    An American woman and her Canadian husband are free five years after they were seized by a terrorist network in the mountains of Afghanistan.

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    An American woman and her Canadian husband are free five years after they were seized by a terrorist network in the mountains of Afghanistan.

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  • Trump won't pull out of 'worst' Iran nuclear deal _ for now

    Trump won't pull out of 'worst' Iran nuclear deal _ for now

    Friday, October 13 2017 12:25 AM EDT2017-10-13 04:25:53 GMT
    Saturday, October 14 2017 2:51 AM EDT2017-10-14 06:51:12 GMT

    President Donald Trump plans to deliver a broad and harsh critique of Iranian behavior on Friday in a speech declaring that the landmark Iran nuclear deal is not in America's national security interests.

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    President Donald Trump plans to deliver a broad and harsh critique of Iranian behavior on Friday in a speech declaring that the landmark Iran nuclear deal is not in America's national security interests.

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  • Community plans to unite for locating missing people

    Community plans to unite for locating missing people

    Friday, October 13 2017 9:21 PM EDT2017-10-14 01:21:35 GMT
    Community plans to unite for locating missing people (wfxg)Community plans to unite for locating missing people (wfxg)
    Community members gathered tonight to watch Janell Carwell's story that viewed last week on "Crime Watch Daily." A teen who was last seen in Augusta on April 17th. Her stepfather has been charged with murder and kidnapping and her mother also charged with concealing a death. After the viewing of Carwell's story Pastor Angela Hardin asked everyone to join a new organization to locate missing people. It is called J Alert, in honor Janell Carwell and Jullian Williams; who also...More >>
    Community members gathered tonight to watch Janell Carwell's story that viewed last week on "Crime Watch Daily." A teen who was last seen in Augusta on April 17th. Her stepfather has been charged with murder and kidnapping and her mother also charged with concealing a death. After the viewing of Carwell's story Pastor Angela Hardin asked everyone to join a new organization to locate missing people. It is called J Alert, in honor Janell Carwell and Jullian Williams; who also...More >>
  • Dropping turkeys from planes triggers Arkansas festival flap

    Dropping turkeys from planes triggers Arkansas festival flap

    Friday, October 13 2017 4:26 PM EDT2017-10-13 20:26:06 GMT
    Friday, October 13 2017 8:37 PM EDT2017-10-14 00:37:41 GMT
    Organizers of a northern Arkansas festival are hoping that a "phantom pilot" won't pass over the town this weekend and drop live turkeys, as has been done for decades.More >>
    Organizers of a northern Arkansas festival are hoping that a "phantom pilot" won't pass over the town this weekend and drop live turkeys, as has been done for decades.More >>
  • Social Security recipients will see 2 percent boost in 2018

    Social Security recipients will see 2 percent boost in 2018

    Friday, October 13 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-10-13 07:55:57 GMT
    Friday, October 13 2017 8:28 PM EDT2017-10-14 00:28:00 GMT

    Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees can expect another modest increase in benefits next year.

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    Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees can expect another modest increase in benefits next year.

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  • Lakeside High School wins Rita Ora concert

    Lakeside High School wins Rita Ora concert

    Friday, October 13 2017 7:21 PM EDT2017-10-13 23:21:34 GMT

    In the State of Georgia, teen drivers are not allowed to use cellphones, in any way, while driving. A local law firm teams up with schools to make sure young drivers understand why. These students got a chance to sing and dance with pop star and actress Rita Ora.

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    In the State of Georgia, teen drivers are not allowed to use cellphones, in any way, while driving. A local law firm teams up with schools to make sure young drivers understand why. These students got a chance to sing and dance with pop star and actress Rita Ora.

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  • Dangerous sound? What Americans heard in Cuba attacks

    Dangerous sound? What Americans heard in Cuba attacks

    Thursday, October 12 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-10-12 18:45:37 GMT
    Friday, October 13 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-10-13 21:37:07 GMT

    The Associated Press has obtained a recording of what some U.S. embassy workers heard in Havana as they were attacked by what investigators initially believed was a sonic weapon.

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    The Associated Press has obtained a recording of what some U.S. embassy workers heard in Havana as they were attacked by what investigators initially believed was a sonic weapon.

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  • NOPD identifies suspect in officer's shooting death

    NOPD identifies suspect in officer's shooting death

    A gunman killed a New Orleans police office overnight on Friday morning in eastern New Orleans.

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    A gunman killed a New Orleans police office overnight on Friday morning in eastern New Orleans.

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  • Can you help investigators identify this wanted man?

    Can you help investigators identify this wanted man?

    Friday, October 13 2017 11:17 AM EDT2017-10-13 15:17:55 GMT
    Man wanted for using stolen credit card; Source: Columbia County Sheriff's OfficeMan wanted for using stolen credit card; Source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office

    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office needs your help to identify this suspect. This man is wanted for...

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    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office needs your help to identify this suspect. This man is wanted for...

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  • USC Aiken and Augusta University Battle for the Paddle

    USC Aiken and Augusta University Battle for the Paddle

    Friday, October 13 2017 11:08 AM EDT2017-10-13 15:08:29 GMT
    (Source: USC Aiken)(Source: USC Aiken)

    The University of South Carolina Aiken and Augusta University are starting a new tradition in their regional competition. The new 'Battle for the Battle' kicks off on Monday, October 16th at 8 p.

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    The University of South Carolina Aiken and Augusta University are starting a new tradition in their regional competition. The new 'Battle for the Battle' kicks off on Monday, October 16th at 8 p.

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  • WANTED: Richmond County Sheriff's Office looking for shoplifting suspect

    WANTED: Richmond County Sheriff's Office looking for shoplifting suspect

    Friday, October 13 2017 10:50 AM EDT2017-10-13 14:50:30 GMT
    Wanted suspect for shoplifting in Richmond County; Source: Richmond CountyWanted suspect for shoplifting in Richmond County; Source: Richmond County

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for your help to identify a suspect. The man pictured is wanted for...

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for your help to identify a suspect. The man pictured is wanted for...

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  • High 5 4 Kids: Jackson Prather

    High 5 4 Kids: Jackson Prather

    Friday, October 13 2017 10:21 AM EDT2017-10-13 14:21:59 GMT
    Jackson Prather's earliest memories have always centered around a bouncy green ball and a racket... he dreams of becoming a tennis star. It's one sport that requires weeks, months and years of dedicated practice. Something he's no stranger to. “I started really young. We’d do little clinics. Little foam non-bouncy balls.” Non-bouncy balls quickly became bouncy balls. It wasn't long before Jackson started dominating the competition.  After school bells d...More >>
    Jackson Prather's earliest memories have always centered around a bouncy green ball and a racket... he dreams of becoming a tennis star. It's one sport that requires weeks, months and years of dedicated practice. Something he's no stranger to. “I started really young. We’d do little clinics. Little foam non-bouncy balls.” Non-bouncy balls quickly became bouncy balls. It wasn't long before Jackson started dominating the competition.  After school bells d...More >>
  • Richmond Co. Sheriff's Office is looking for this woman

    Richmond Co. Sheriff's Office is looking for this woman

    Friday, October 13 2017 10:16 AM EDT2017-10-13 14:16:36 GMT
    Porsha Sade Brown; Credit: RCSOPorsha Sade Brown; Credit: RCSO
    Porsha Brown is wanted for Aggravated Assault and Simple Battery. The incident occurred at 420 East Boundary Apt I-210, on October 11th. Any information concerning this suspect, please contact Inv. April Cody or any Violent Crimes Investigator at the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office (706) 821-1020 or 821-1080. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
    Porsha Brown is wanted for Aggravated Assault and Simple Battery. The incident occurred at 420 East Boundary Apt I-210, on October 11th. Any information concerning this suspect, please contact Inv. April Cody or any Violent Crimes Investigator at the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office (706) 821-1020 or 821-1080. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Trump to halt subsidies to health insurers

    Trump to halt subsidies to health insurers

    Thursday, October 12 2017 3:45 AM EDT2017-10-12 07:45:17 GMT
    Friday, October 13 2017 4:28 AM EDT2017-10-13 08:28:51 GMT

    Critics say the White House approach would raise costs for the sick, while the lower-premium coverage provided to healthy people would come with significant gaps.

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    Critics say the White House approach would raise costs for the sick, while the lower-premium coverage provided to healthy people would come with significant gaps.

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  • Kidnapped, held 5 years, US-Canadian family free in Pakistan

    Kidnapped, held 5 years, US-Canadian family free in Pakistan

    Thursday, October 12 2017 8:25 AM EDT2017-10-12 12:25:21 GMT
    Friday, October 13 2017 3:58 AM EDT2017-10-13 07:58:49 GMT

    An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years held captive by a network with ties to the Taliban.

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    An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years held captive by a network with ties to the Taliban.

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  • Hotel: Gunman shot at crowd seconds after shooting guard

    Hotel: Gunman shot at crowd seconds after shooting guard

    Thursday, October 12 2017 3:25 AM EDT2017-10-12 07:25:23 GMT
    Friday, October 13 2017 3:49 AM EDT2017-10-13 07:49:19 GMT

    Questions remain about what happened in the six minutes between the time police say the shooter fired into the hotel's hallway and when he unleashed a hail of gunfire into the concert crowd.

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    Questions remain about what happened in the six minutes between the time police say the shooter fired into the hotel's hallway and when he unleashed a hail of gunfire into the concert crowd.

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  • Grim search for victims as wildfires grow to size of NYC

    Grim search for victims as wildfires grow to size of NYC

    Thursday, October 12 2017 3:15 AM EDT2017-10-12 07:15:36 GMT
    Friday, October 13 2017 3:18 AM EDT2017-10-13 07:18:33 GMT

    New deaths confirmed Thursday took the toll to 31, making this the deadliest week of wildfires in California history.

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    New deaths confirmed Thursday took the toll to 31, making this the deadliest week of wildfires in California history.

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  • Women's health docs say Trump ignores birth control science

    Women's health docs say Trump ignores birth control science

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-10-11 07:55:48 GMT
    Friday, October 13 2017 1:16 AM EDT2017-10-13 05:16:03 GMT

    Critics say Trump birth control rule overlooks known benefits while raising doubts on effectiveness.

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    Critics say Trump birth control rule overlooks known benefits while raising doubts on effectiveness.

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  • Inmate executed in Texas for corrections officer's death

    Inmate executed in Texas for corrections officer's death

    Thursday, October 12 2017 8:15 AM EDT2017-10-12 12:15:25 GMT
    Friday, October 13 2017 12:15 AM EDT2017-10-13 04:15:45 GMT
    (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Robert Pruett, who is facing lethal injection Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, for the death of a corrections officer.(Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Robert Pruett, who is facing lethal injection Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, for the death of a corrections officer.

    Lawyers want the US Supreme Court to block Texas from executing an inmate who was convicted in a prison guard's 1999 death.

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    Lawyers want the US Supreme Court to block Texas from executing an inmate who was convicted in a prison guard's 1999 death.

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  • Fourth Annual Cyber Georgia at Augusta University

    Fourth Annual Cyber Georgia at Augusta University

    Thursday, October 12 2017 9:21 PM EDT2017-10-13 01:21:20 GMT
    Fourth Annual Cyber Georgia at Augusta University  (wfxg)Fourth Annual Cyber Georgia at Augusta University (wfxg)
    Innovators from across the country are in town for the 4th Annual Cyber Georgia conference at Augusta University. Today was all about making connections using the expertise of the entire cyber security community to keep hackers out of other's business. Federal and local cyber experts sharing their experiences, successes, and failures with others on the front lines. "We get to learn and stand on other people's shoulders but we get to find our own way. We get to do that.", ex...More >>
    Innovators from across the country are in town for the 4th Annual Cyber Georgia conference at Augusta University. Today was all about making connections using the expertise of the entire cyber security community to keep hackers out of other's business. Federal and local cyber experts sharing their experiences, successes, and failures with others on the front lines. "We get to learn and stand on other people's shoulders but we get to find our own way. We get to do that.", ex...More >>
  • RCSO reveals new MILO training system

    RCSO reveals new MILO training system

    Thursday, October 12 2017 7:05 PM EDT2017-10-12 23:05:17 GMT

    The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office unveiled their new MILO range training system to help train deputies in de-escalation, stress, and suspect resistance scenarios. This new simulator cost over $125,000 – But the Sheriff assured that it was purchased with their forfeiture fund and not through taxpayer dollars.

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    The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office unveiled their new MILO range training system to help train deputies in de-escalation, stress, and suspect resistance scenarios. This new simulator cost over $125,000 – But the Sheriff assured that it was purchased with their forfeiture fund and not through taxpayer dollars.

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  • Mattis draws laughter explaining his call sign 'Chaos'

    Mattis draws laughter explaining his call sign 'Chaos'

    Thursday, October 12 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-10-12 22:09:20 GMT
    Thursday, October 12 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-10-12 22:09:20 GMT

    ‘Chaos’ is the call sign of outwardly-calm Defense Secretary James Mattis. No, it’s not ‘Mad Dog.’ That’s his nickname. And he doesn’t know how he got that one. 

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    ‘Chaos’ is the call sign of outwardly-calm Defense Secretary James Mattis. No, it’s not ‘Mad Dog.’ That’s his nickname. And he doesn’t know how he got that one. 

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  • Equifax hacked again, this time by malware

    Thursday, October 12 2017 2:06 PM EDT2017-10-12 18:06:22 GMT
    Thursday, October 12 2017 2:50 PM EDT2017-10-12 18:50:19 GMT

    Equifax has been hacked again - the company took its website at least partially down after a malware scam.

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    Equifax has been hacked again - the company took its website at least partially down after a malware scam.

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  • In historic shift, Boy Scouts to expand girls' participation

    In historic shift, Boy Scouts to expand girls' participation

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 1:15 PM EDT2017-10-11 17:15:36 GMT
    Thursday, October 12 2017 11:37 AM EDT2017-10-12 15:37:09 GMT

    In historic change, Boy Scouts plan to welcome girls into some programs.

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    In historic change, Boy Scouts plan to welcome girls into some programs.

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  • Subway hosting "Share the Color" nutrition workshop

    Subway hosting "Share the Color" nutrition workshop

    Thursday, October 12 2017 10:26 AM EDT2017-10-12 14:26:01 GMT
    Subway restaurant Source: WFXGSubway restaurant Source: WFXG

    Food is an important part of everyone's lives. But eating the right foods is even more important. Tomorrow, Subway will partner with a local nutritionist to teach families how to make better choices. Which is to get children to add more colorful fruits and vegetables to their daily meals.   

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    Food is an important part of everyone's lives. But eating the right foods is even more important. Tomorrow, Subway will partner with a local nutritionist to teach families how to make better choices. Which is to get children to add more colorful fruits and vegetables to their daily meals.   

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  • Red Cross blood donation opportunity in Aiken

    Red Cross blood donation opportunitiy in Aiken

    Thursday, October 12 2017 7:37 AM EDT2017-10-12 11:37:02 GMT
    Source: American Red CrossSource: American Red Cross

    It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the American Red Cross is encouraging eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others.  According to the American Cancer Society, about 1.7 million new cases of cancer are expected in the U.S. this year.

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    It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the American Red Cross is encouraging eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others.  According to the American Cancer Society, about 1.7 million new cases of cancer are expected in the U.S. this year.

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  • IGIVE fundraising campaign holding BBQ event

    IGIVE fundraising campaign holding BBQ event

    Thursday, October 12 2017 10:05 AM EDT2017-10-12 14:05:46 GMT
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    The 2017 IGIVE fundraising campaign for Augusta University is finishing up with a BBQ and beer event provided by Fat Man's Cafe. The event will have live entertainment, a kids zone, fireworks at dusk and an announcement of this year's fundraising total. IGIVE is the annual campaign for giving to Augusta University and Augusta University Health. Gifts are directed to benefit any of the university’s colleges and cyber initiatives, the health system, university athletic...More >>
    The 2017 IGIVE fundraising campaign for Augusta University is finishing up with a BBQ and beer event provided by Fat Man's Cafe. The event will have live entertainment, a kids zone, fireworks at dusk and an announcement of this year's fundraising total. IGIVE is the annual campaign for giving to Augusta University and Augusta University Health. Gifts are directed to benefit any of the university’s colleges and cyber initiatives, the health system, university athletic...More >>
  • Aiken Steeplechase announces 2017 Fall Fete

    Aiken Steeplechase announces 2017 Fall Fete

    Thursday, October 12 2017 9:52 AM EDT2017-10-12 13:52:02 GMT
    Source: Aiken SteeplechaseSource: Aiken Steeplechase
    The 2017 Aiken Steeplechase Fall Fete will be held October 27 at the Aiken Horse Park. Tickets for the event are $125 and will include a buffet dinner and an open bar. The dress for the evening is coat and tie or a Hitchcock-themed costume. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Hitchcock Woods Foundation. “We like to think this is the event of the season,” said Georgianna “Girl” Conger-Wolcott, Steeplechase Association’s secretary. ...More >>
    The 2017 Aiken Steeplechase Fall Fete will be held October 27 at the Aiken Horse Park. Tickets for the event are $125 and will include a buffet dinner and an open bar. The dress for the evening is coat and tie or a Hitchcock-themed costume. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Hitchcock Woods Foundation. “We like to think this is the event of the season,” said Georgianna “Girl” Conger-Wolcott, Steeplechase Association’s secretary. ...More >>
  • Cyber gurus from around the nation to meet at Augusta University

    Cyber gurus from around the nation to meet at Augusta University

    Thursday, October 12 2017 7:18 AM EDT2017-10-12 11:18:38 GMT
    The site of the 2017 Cyber Georgia @ Augusta University convention; Augusta University.The site of the 2017 Cyber Georgia @ Augusta University convention; Augusta University.

    Thinkers from around the state and country are talking about keeping your personal information safe. Specifically, medical information.

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    Thinkers from around the state and country are talking about keeping your personal information safe. Specifically, medical information.

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  • Aiken Steeplechase hosts Fall Fete 2017

    Aiken Steeplechase hosts Fall Fete 2017

    Thursday, October 12 2017 7:00 AM EDT2017-10-12 11:00:39 GMT
    Source: Alison South Marketing GroupSource: Alison South Marketing Group

    It’s back! Aiken Steeplechase is hosting their Fall Fete on October 27th at 7pm. It’s being held at the Aiken Horse Park, and the theme this year is the Hitchcock Haunting and will feature music from The Men of Distinction. 

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    It’s back! Aiken Steeplechase is hosting their Fall Fete on October 27th at 7pm. It’s being held at the Aiken Horse Park, and the theme this year is the Hitchcock Haunting and will feature music from The Men of Distinction. 

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  • Columbia Co: temporary lane shift on Washington Rd.

    Columbia Co: temporary lane shift on Washington Rd.

    Thursday, October 12 2017 5:38 AM EDT2017-10-12 09:38:09 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    Columbia County wants drivers aware of a temporary lane shift on Washington Road. It will be between the intersection of Rocky Branch Lane and Gibbs Road. The lane Shift(s) will shift from one side of the road to the other. 

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    Columbia County wants drivers aware of a temporary lane shift on Washington Road. It will be between the intersection of Rocky Branch Lane and Gibbs Road. The lane Shift(s) will shift from one side of the road to the other. 

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  • Officers help man with broken hip finish marathon

    Officers help man with broken hip finish marathon

    Thursday, October 12 2017 4:27 AM EDT2017-10-12 08:27:21 GMT
    Thursday, October 12 2017 4:27 AM EDT2017-10-12 08:27:21 GMT

    After a runner’s hip broke in the last few miles of the race, two police officers stepped up to help him cross the finish line.

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    After a runner’s hip broke in the last few miles of the race, two police officers stepped up to help him cross the finish line.

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  • Pressure mounts for Vegas police to explain response time

    Pressure mounts for Vegas police to explain response time

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 3:44 AM EDT2017-10-11 07:44:51 GMT
    Thursday, October 12 2017 3:18 AM EDT2017-10-12 07:18:35 GMT

    The revised timeline raises questions about whether better communication could have allowed officers to respond more quickly and take out the gunman before the attack.

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    The revised timeline raises questions about whether better communication could have allowed officers to respond more quickly and take out the gunman before the attack.

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  • Winds whip new terror into deadly California wildfires

    Winds whip new terror into deadly California wildfires

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 3:05 AM EDT2017-10-11 07:05:05 GMT
    Thursday, October 12 2017 2:36 AM EDT2017-10-12 06:36:56 GMT

    The wildfires already rank among the deadliest in California history, and officials expected the death toll to increase as the scope of destruction becomes clear.

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    The wildfires already rank among the deadliest in California history, and officials expected the death toll to increase as the scope of destruction becomes clear.

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  • Parents wondering if RCBOE will implement special-needs cameras

    Parents wondering if RCBOE will implement special-needs cameras

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-10-12 02:39:15 GMT
    It is one of those devices that can not only influence the behavior of special needs kids but their teachers as well. Cameras in the classroom. Now some parents are wondering why this perfectly legal tool is not in all Richmond County special needs classrooms? For Jessica Wells, Her 4 boys mean the world to her. So when her 10-year-old son Preston who has Autism came home from school with what she says was a strange bruise on his head, she was concerned. "He was allegedly...More >>
    It is one of those devices that can not only influence the behavior of special needs kids but their teachers as well. Cameras in the classroom. Now some parents are wondering why this perfectly legal tool is not in all Richmond County special needs classrooms? For Jessica Wells, Her 4 boys mean the world to her. So when her 10-year-old son Preston who has Autism came home from school with what she says was a strange bruise on his head, she was concerned. "He was allegedly...More >>
  • White House: Trump picks deputy chief of staff to lead DHS

    White House: Trump picks deputy chief of staff to lead DHS

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 3:15 PM EDT2017-10-11 19:15:00 GMT
    Wednesday, October 11 2017 10:27 PM EDT2017-10-12 02:27:47 GMT

    President Donald Trump is expected to nominate White House aide Kirstjen Nielsen as his next secretary of Homeland Security.

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    President Donald Trump is expected to nominate White House aide Kirstjen Nielsen as his next secretary of Homeland Security.

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  • Car crash on Walton Way

    Car crash on Walton Way

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 9:10 PM EDT2017-10-12 01:10:44 GMT
    Car crash on Walton Way (wfxg)Car crash on Walton Way (wfxg)
    If you are wondering why traffic was backed up on Walton Way off of Highland Avenue in Augusta, there was a four-car crash. Traffic was backed up for hours as crews worked to clear the scene. One driver was taken to the hospital with injuries. Traffic is moving smoothly now in that area. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
    If you are wondering why traffic was backed up on Walton Way off of Highland Avenue in Augusta, there was a four-car crash. Traffic was backed up for hours as crews worked to clear the scene. One driver was taken to the hospital with injuries. Traffic is moving smoothly now in that area. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Local pastor to host awareness event for Janell Carwell

    Local pastor to host awareness event for Janell Carwell

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-10-12 00:13:17 GMT
    Local pastor to host awareness event for Janell Carwell (wfxg)Local pastor to host awareness event for Janell Carwell (wfxg)
    A local ongoing investigation received national attention on the TV show  "Crime Watch Daily". Janell Carwell was last seen in Augusta on April 17. Since then her stepfather Leon Tripp has been charged with murder and kidnapping and her mother, Tonya Tripp charged with concealing a death. Janell Carwell has yet to be found. A local pastor is trying to raise even more awareness about Carwell's disappearance? Pastor Angela Hardin is wanting...More >>
    A local ongoing investigation received national attention on the TV show  "Crime Watch Daily". Janell Carwell was last seen in Augusta on April 17. Since then her stepfather Leon Tripp has been charged with murder and kidnapping and her mother, Tonya Tripp charged with concealing a death. Janell Carwell has yet to be found. A local pastor is trying to raise even more awareness about Carwell's disappearance? Pastor Angela Hardin is wanting...More >>
  • Las Vegas hospitals cover medical costs for mass shooting victims

    Las Vegas hospitals cover medical costs for mass shooting victims

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-10-11 23:57:22 GMT
    Wednesday, October 11 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-10-11 23:57:22 GMT

    Several Las Vegas hospitals took in victims regardless of their financial situations.

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    Several Las Vegas hospitals took in victims regardless of their financial situations.

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  • Boy Scouts of America allows girls to earn eagle scout honor

    Boy Scouts of America allows girls to earn eagle scout honor

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 6:46 PM EDT2017-10-11 22:46:29 GMT

    Boy Scouts of America announced they are expanded their programs to allow Girl Scouts to earn the highest rank a scout can receive – Eagle Scout. Making history for Boy and Girl Scouts – Boy Scouts of America announced the expansion of their Eagle Scout program.

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    Boy Scouts of America announced they are expanded their programs to allow Girl Scouts to earn the highest rank a scout can receive – Eagle Scout. Making history for Boy and Girl Scouts – Boy Scouts of America announced the expansion of their Eagle Scout program.

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  • FOX 54 morning show brings home 3 "Best of Augusta" awards

    FOX 54 morning show brings home 3 "Best of Augusta" awards

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 6:34 PM EDT2017-10-11 22:34:58 GMT
    Best of Augusta Award 2017 (WFXG)Best of Augusta Award 2017 (WFXG)

    There was a huge turnout at the 2017 Best of Augusta Bash. Augusta Magazine hosts a yearly "Best of Augusta" bash recognizing what and who is considered the best in the CSRA in many categories; best shopping store, supermarket, restaurant, and more.

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    There was a huge turnout at the 2017 Best of Augusta Bash. Augusta Magazine hosts a yearly "Best of Augusta" bash recognizing what and who is considered the best in the CSRA in many categories; best shopping store, supermarket, restaurant, and more.

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Tucson couple recounts Las Vegas shooting

    EXCLUSIVE: Tucson couple recounts Las Vegas shooting

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-10-11 22:16:14 GMT
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)

    For the past week, Mark Lathen and Sonrisa Raths have been at their Oro Valley home healing with their friends and family.

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    For the past week, Mark Lathen and Sonrisa Raths have been at their Oro Valley home healing with their friends and family.

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  • Paltrow and Jolie accounts may have sealed Weinstein's fate

    Paltrow and Jolie accounts may have sealed Weinstein's fate

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 4:04 AM EDT2017-10-11 08:04:47 GMT
    Wednesday, October 11 2017 4:39 PM EDT2017-10-11 20:39:13 GMT

    The accusers have come from everywhere - actresses, models, assistants, employees, a reporter and young women who found themselves in the orbit of the powerful executive.

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    The accusers have come from everywhere - actresses, models, assistants, employees, a reporter and young women who found themselves in the orbit of the powerful executive.

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  • White House plans order to expand health care options

    White House plans order to expand health care options

    Monday, October 9 2017 3:43 AM EDT2017-10-09 07:43:43 GMT
    Wednesday, October 11 2017 2:17 PM EDT2017-10-11 18:17:04 GMT

    The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states.

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    The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states.

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  • US misses World Cup for 1st time since 1986 with loss

    US misses World Cup for 1st time since 1986 with loss

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 10:14 PM EDT2017-10-11 02:14:41 GMT
    Wednesday, October 11 2017 9:16 AM EDT2017-10-11 13:16:53 GMT

    The United States has been eliminated from World Cup contention, a shocking loss at Trinidad ending the Americans' streak of seven straight appearances at soccer's showcase.

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    The United States has been eliminated from World Cup contention, a shocking loss at Trinidad ending the Americans' streak of seven straight appearances at soccer's showcase.

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  • Utah officer fired after nurse's arrest caught on video

    Utah officer fired after nurse's arrest caught on video

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-10-10 22:44:32 GMT
    Wednesday, October 11 2017 9:11 AM EDT2017-10-11 13:11:01 GMT

    Authorities say a Utah police officer who was caught on video roughly handcuffing a nurse because she refused to allow a blood draw has been fired.

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    Authorities say a Utah police officer who was caught on video roughly handcuffing a nurse because she refused to allow a blood draw has been fired.

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  • Boy, 13, shoots neighbor after Facebook dispute

    Boy, 13, shoots neighbor after Facebook dispute

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 5:25 AM EDT2017-10-11 09:25:45 GMT
    Wednesday, October 11 2017 5:25 AM EDT2017-10-11 09:25:45 GMT

    The 13-year-old faces several charges, including assault and battery with a deadly weapon.

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    The 13-year-old faces several charges, including assault and battery with a deadly weapon.

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  • Trump lashes 'Liddle Bob Corker' as senators call for calm

    Trump lashes 'Liddle Bob Corker' as senators call for calm

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 3:44 AM EDT2017-10-10 07:44:20 GMT
    Wednesday, October 11 2017 3:56 AM EDT2017-10-11 07:56:07 GMT

    The only senator who publicly hinted at similar concerns was Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, who said both Trump and Corker should "cool it."

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    The only senator who publicly hinted at similar concerns was Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, who said both Trump and Corker should "cool it."

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  • Couple killed in California wildfire wed 75 years

    Couple killed in California wildfire wed 75 years

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 9:14 PM EDT2017-10-11 01:14:44 GMT
    Wednesday, October 11 2017 3:45 AM EDT2017-10-11 07:45:00 GMT

    The couple, ages 98 and 100, had met in grade school in Wisconsin and been together ever since, celebrating their 75th anniversary last year.

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    The couple, ages 98 and 100, had met in grade school in Wisconsin and been together ever since, celebrating their 75th anniversary last year.

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  • Could Vegas police have taken down the gunman sooner?

    Could Vegas police have taken down the gunman sooner?

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 3:14 AM EDT2017-10-10 07:14:47 GMT
    Wednesday, October 11 2017 2:55 AM EDT2017-10-11 06:55:06 GMT

    Experts say it is extremely unusual to have so few clues more than a week after a mass shooting.

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    Experts say it is extremely unusual to have so few clues more than a week after a mass shooting.

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  • Wildfires leave chimneys, charred appliances in their wake

    Wildfires leave chimneys, charred appliances in their wake

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 3:34 AM EDT2017-10-10 07:34:21 GMT
    Wednesday, October 11 2017 2:55 AM EDT2017-10-11 06:55:04 GMT

    A relentless storm of wildfires in Northern California are ravaging wineries, rural towns, and whole suburban neighborhoods.

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    A relentless storm of wildfires in Northern California are ravaging wineries, rural towns, and whole suburban neighborhoods.

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  • NFL to teams: Everyone should stand for national anthem

    NFL to teams: Everyone should stand for national anthem

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 1:57 PM EDT2017-10-10 17:57:35 GMT
    Tuesday, October 10 2017 7:40 PM EDT2017-10-10 23:40:36 GMT

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a letter to teams Tuesday that national anthem protests threaten to "erode the unifying power of our game" and divide players from fans. 

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    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a letter to teams Tuesday that national anthem protests threaten to "erode the unifying power of our game" and divide players from fans. 

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  • Trump reaches out to Democrats in bid for 'great' health law

    Trump reaches out to Democrats in bid for 'great' health law

    Saturday, October 7 2017 9:12 AM EDT2017-10-07 13:12:23 GMT
    Tuesday, October 10 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-10-10 22:28:02 GMT

    President Donald Trump is reaching out to Democrats to see if they "want to do a great HealthCare Bill" after Republicans have failed so far to fulfill their yearslong promise to repeal and replace the Obama health...

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    President Donald Trump is reaching out to Democrats to see if they "want to do a great HealthCare Bill" after Republicans have failed so far to fulfill their yearslong promise to repeal and replace the Obama health law.

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  • Trump urged by some to go on the attack against Mueller

    Trump urged by some to go on the attack against Mueller

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 4:24 AM EDT2017-10-10 08:24:07 GMT
    Tuesday, October 10 2017 4:18 PM EDT2017-10-10 20:18:06 GMT

    Mueller, who is investigating the firing of former FBI director James Comey and other key actions of the Trump administration, has signaled that his team intends to interview multiple current and former White House officials in the coming weeks.

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    Mueller, who is investigating the firing of former FBI director James Comey and other key actions of the Trump administration, has signaled that his team intends to interview multiple current and former White House officials in the coming weeks.

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  • Mother of 6 killed by suspected drunken driver after visiting premature twins

    Mother of 6 killed by suspected drunken driver after visiting premature twins

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 1:55 AM EDT2017-10-10 05:55:08 GMT
    Tuesday, October 10 2017 9:54 AM EDT2017-10-10 13:54:33 GMT

    The head-on crash occurred just a mile from the mother’s home, according to a YouCaring page.

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    The head-on crash occurred just a mile from the mother’s home, according to a YouCaring page.

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  • Trump's immigration demands threaten DACA deal

    Trump's immigration demands threaten DACA deal

    Monday, October 9 2017 4:03 AM EDT2017-10-09 08:03:44 GMT
    Tuesday, October 10 2017 9:46 AM EDT2017-10-10 13:46:17 GMT

    Trump's list of demands included overhauling the country's green-card system, a crackdown on unaccompanied minors entering the country, and building his promised wall along the southern border.

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    Trump's list of demands included overhauling the country's green-card system, a crackdown on unaccompanied minors entering the country, and building his promised wall along the southern border.

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  • ESPN suspends anchor for breaking social media rules

    ESPN suspends anchor for breaking social media rules

    Monday, October 9 2017 4:33 PM EDT2017-10-09 20:33:58 GMT
    Tuesday, October 10 2017 8:27 AM EDT2017-10-10 12:27:18 GMT

    ESPN suspends Jemele Hill 2 weeks for breaking its social media rules after tweets about boycotting Cowboys, advertisers.

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    ESPN suspends Jemele Hill 2 weeks for breaking its social media rules after tweets about boycotting Cowboys, advertisers.

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  • Environmental groups denounce Trump override of climate plan

    Environmental groups denounce Trump override of climate plan

    Monday, October 9 2017 11:13 AM EDT2017-10-09 15:13:52 GMT
    Tuesday, October 10 2017 3:45 AM EDT2017-10-10 07:45:22 GMT

    EPA chief says administration to roll back climate plan.

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    EPA chief says administration to roll back climate plan.

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  • At least 10 dead as fires rage in California wine country

    At least 10 dead as fires rage in California wine country

    Monday, October 9 2017 8:43 AM EDT2017-10-09 12:43:52 GMT
    Tuesday, October 10 2017 3:27 AM EDT2017-10-10 07:27:37 GMT

    Firefighters are battling several wind-whipped fires that forced evacuations of rural neighborhoods in Northern California.

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    Firefighters are battling several wind-whipped fires that forced evacuations of rural neighborhoods in Northern California.

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  • Sheriff: Shooter shot guard before he fired on concert-goers

    Sheriff: Shooter shot guard before he fired on concert-goers

    Sunday, October 8 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-10-08 20:43:13 GMT
    Tuesday, October 10 2017 3:16 AM EDT2017-10-10 07:16:08 GMT
    Federal investigators returned to search the home of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock on Sunday, while the officers who raided his hotel room door the night of the shooting gave a harrowing account. (Source; CNN)Federal investigators returned to search the home of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock on Sunday, while the officers who raided his hotel room door the night of the shooting gave a harrowing account. (Source; CNN)

    Strollers, shoes and cell phones abandoned in panic during the Las Vegas mass shooting are slowly making their way back to their owners.

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    Strollers, shoes and cell phones abandoned in panic during the Las Vegas mass shooting are slowly making their way back to their owners.

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  • Hall of Fame QB Y.A. Tittle dead at 90

    Hall of Fame QB Y.A. Tittle dead at 90

    Monday, October 9 2017 1:03 PM EDT2017-10-09 17:03:47 GMT
    Monday, October 9 2017 6:25 PM EDT2017-10-09 22:25:48 GMT

    Hall of Fame QB and 1963 NFL Most Valuable Player Y.A. Tittle has died.

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    Hall of Fame QB and 1963 NFL Most Valuable Player Y.A. Tittle has died.

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  • Tropical Storm Ophelia forms in Atlantic

    Tropical Storm Ophelia forms in Atlantic

    Monday, October 9 2017 10:52 AM EDT2017-10-09 14:52:51 GMT
    Monday, October 9 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-10-09 20:51:26 GMT

    Tropical Storm Ophelia formed in the Atlantic, but is not expected to hit the U.S. mainland.

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    Tropical Storm Ophelia formed in the Atlantic, but is not expected to hit the U.S. mainland.

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  • Local Male Breast Cancer Survivor gives back

    Local Male Breast Cancer Survivor gives back

    Friday, October 20 2017 7:04 PM EDT2017-10-20 23:04:17 GMT
    Cecil Herring was as shocked as ever when diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, he couldn’t be better interested in sharing his personal story. This is one disease both women and men suffer from. Cecil survived. Since, he, alongside a number of additional survivors, encourages proactivity. He wants to totally emphasize how important routine screenings are area-wide. An examination on your own and an examination on hospital grounds saves lives. Day by day, Cecil lives fully. He...More >>
    Cecil Herring was as shocked as ever when diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, he couldn’t be better interested in sharing his personal story. This is one disease both women and men suffer from. Cecil survived. Since, he, alongside a number of additional survivors, encourages proactivity. He wants to totally emphasize how important routine screenings are area-wide. An examination on your own and an examination on hospital grounds saves lives. Day by day, Cecil lives fully. He...More >>
  • Cybersecurity classes coming to Burke Co. in Fall 2018

    Cybersecurity classes coming to Burke Co. in Fall 2018

    Friday, October 20 2017 6:58 PM EDT2017-10-20 22:58:11 GMT

    Cybersecurity is rapidly spreading throughout the school districts in the C-S-R-A.  Richmond County and Columbia County have installed classes in their curriculum and even partnered with Augusta University.  On this Friday, Director Sean Middleton is spreading the message to students in Burke County that Cybersecurity classes will be offered next Fall "A lot of businesses are coming with Cybersecurity to the Augusta area so it's going to prepare you for that job market...

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    Cybersecurity is rapidly spreading throughout the school districts in the C-S-R-A.  Richmond County and Columbia County have installed classes in their curriculum and even partnered with Augusta University.  On this Friday, Director Sean Middleton is spreading the message to students in Burke County that Cybersecurity classes will be offered next Fall "A lot of businesses are coming with Cybersecurity to the Augusta area so it's going to prepare you for that job market...

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    Friday, October 20 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-10-20 22:14:15 GMT
    Suspect in Sterlington Apartment Complex burglary (source: Grovetown Public Safety)Suspect in Sterlington Apartment Complex burglary (source: Grovetown Public Safety)

    The Grovetown Department of Public Safety is asking for the public's help identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a burglary at a Grovetown apartment complex.

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    The Grovetown Department of Public Safety is asking for the public's help identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a burglary at a Grovetown apartment complex.

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