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  • Uptown Cheapskate throws Grand Re-opening event in Evans

    Uptown Cheapskate throws Grand Re-opening event in Evans

    Sunday, April 23 2017 9:07 PM EDT2017-04-24 01:07:05 GMT
    Uptown Cheapskate in Evans throws Grand Re-opening event  (WFXG)Uptown Cheapskate in Evans throws Grand Re-opening event (WFXG)

    The Uptown Cheapskate has moved to a new location. From Friday, April 21st through Sunday, April 23rd the store hosted a Grand Re-Opening event and invited the community out to celebrate.

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    The Uptown Cheapskate has moved to a new location. From Friday, April 21st through Sunday, April 23rd the store hosted a Grand Re-Opening event and invited the community out to celebrate.

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  • UPDATE: Body identified in the Cedar Street fire

    UPDATE: Body identified in the Cedar Street fire

    Sunday, April 23 2017 8:54 PM EDT2017-04-24 00:54:43 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    Fire crews say the home was engulfed in flames when they arrived. The body was discovered inside the home.

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    Fire crews say the home was engulfed in flames when they arrived. The body was discovered inside the home.

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  • Trustees select Dr. Jerry Hardee as finalist for Paine College President

    Trustees select Dr. Jerry Hardee as finalist for Paine College President

    Sunday, April 23 2017 9:49 AM EDT2017-04-23 13:49:06 GMT
    Paine College announces final candidates; Source: WFXGPaine College announces final candidates; Source: WFXG

    Now, the university will begin contract negotiations.

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    Now, the university will begin contract negotiations.

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  • Marrow Donor Registry Drive for Alex Moore

    Marrow Donor Registry Drive for Alex Moore

    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:29 PM EDT2017-04-23 03:29:19 GMT
    A marrow donor drive was held for Alex Moore at Trinity Baptist Church. (WFXG)A marrow donor drive was held for Alex Moore at Trinity Baptist Church. (WFXG)

    Today Matt Moore, the pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, held a bone marrow donor drive. The drive is for his eight year old son, Alex Moore.  Alex was diagnose in 2014 with Aplastic Anemia which is a rare disease that destroys bone marrow. 

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    Today Matt Moore, the pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, held a bone marrow donor drive. The drive is for his eight year old son, Alex Moore.  Alex was diagnose in 2014 with Aplastic Anemia which is a rare disease that destroys bone marrow. 

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  • Augusta Prep Middle School class receive global recognition.

    Augusta Prep Middle School class receive global recognition.

    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-04-23 03:13:45 GMT
    Augusta Prep Middle school receives global recognition for their invention. (WFXG)Augusta Prep Middle school receives global recognition for their invention. (WFXG)

    This is the first year that Augusta Prep Middle school offered a class called First LEGO League. The class consists of ten students who call themselves the AP Cavbots. They are being recognized globally for a product they invented. The product known as the MOO-d ring was designed to help cows and farmers. The class requires students to design, build, and program robots in order to create innovative solutions to a problem. The Cavbots are now among 20 groups worldwide, ...

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    This is the first year that Augusta Prep Middle school offered a class called First LEGO League. The class consists of ten students who call themselves the AP Cavbots. They are being recognized globally for a product they invented. The product known as the MOO-d ring was designed to help cows and farmers. The class requires students to design, build, and program robots in order to create innovative solutions to a problem. The Cavbots are now among 20 groups worldwide, ...

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  • UPDATE: Grovetown teen has been found

    UPDATE: Grovetown teen has been found

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

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

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

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  • Doctor's Hospital cuts the ribbon on game-changing cancer treatment system

    Doctor's Hospital cuts the ribbon on game-changing cancer treatment system

    Friday, April 21 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-04-22 02:23:47 GMT
    The TrueBeam system tackles cancer in a more precise way. (WFXG)The TrueBeam system tackles cancer in a more precise way. (WFXG)

    Doctor's Hospital in Augusta just cut the ribbon on the best cancer-treatment technology in the CSRA.

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    Doctor's Hospital in Augusta just cut the ribbon on the best cancer-treatment technology in the CSRA.

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  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Tractor trailer fire closes NB lanes of Deans Bridge Rd.

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Tractor trailer fire closes NB lanes of Deans Bridge Rd.

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:09:33 GMT
    Tractor trailer fire on Deans Bridge Rd. 4/21/17 (WFXG)Tractor trailer fire on Deans Bridge Rd. 4/21/17 (WFXG)

    A tractor trailer fire has shut down all Northbound lanes of Deans Bridge Road near Inwood Drive. Deputies are on the scene directing traffic.

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    A tractor trailer fire has shut down all Northbound lanes of Deans Bridge Road near Inwood Drive. Deputies are on the scene directing traffic.

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  • Investigators searching for missing Augusta man, stepdaughter

    Investigators searching for missing Augusta man, stepdaughter

    Friday, April 21 2017 3:18 PM EDT2017-04-21 19:18:58 GMT
    Latania Carwell (left) and Leon Tripp (right) (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Latania Carwell (left) and Leon Tripp (right) (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating two missing people. Thirty-eight-year-old Leon Lamar Tripp and his step-daughter, sixteen-year-old Latania Janell Carwell, were last seen on at around 1:30 a.m. on April 17 at the 3100 block of Tate Road.

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating two missing people. Thirty-eight-year-old Leon Lamar Tripp and his step-daughter, sixteen-year-old Latania Janell Carwell, were last seen on at around 1:30 a.m. on April 17 at the 3100 block of Tate Road.

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  • 2nd Holden Dr. murder suspect turns self in

    2nd Holden Dr. murder suspect turns self in

    Friday, April 21 2017 12:01 PM EDT2017-04-21 16:01:09 GMT
    Thomas Blount (left) and Mark Crawford (right) (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Thomas Blount (left) and Mark Crawford (right) (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    Mark Crawford, Jr., the second suspect in the murder of Brandon Mulgrave, turned himself into the Richmond County Sheriff's Office just before 9:00 a.m. Friday. Both suspects are now in custody.

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    Mark Crawford, Jr., the second suspect in the murder of Brandon Mulgrave, turned himself into the Richmond County Sheriff's Office just before 9:00 a.m. Friday. Both suspects are now in custody.

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

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

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

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

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

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  • NASA to host 2017 International Space Apps Challenge in Augusta

    NASA to host 2017 International Space Apps Challenge in Augusta

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

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

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

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  • 2.5 magnitude earthquake hits near SC/GA border

    2.5 magnitude earthquake hits near SC/GA border

    Friday, April 21 2017 10:45 AM EDT2017-04-21 14:45:18 GMT
    Evans earthquake 4/21/17 (WFXG)Evans earthquake 4/21/17 (WFXG)

    Shortly before 2:00 a.m. Friday morning, many CSRA residents felt a rumbling beneath their feet. Some on social media described it as a loud boom. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake was a 2.5 magnitude at a depth of 5.1 miles.

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    Shortly before 2:00 a.m. Friday morning, many CSRA residents felt a rumbling beneath their feet. Some on social media described it as a loud boom. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake was a 2.5 magnitude at a depth of 5.1 miles.

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  • Columbia County's revised sign ordinance takes next step toward law

    Columbia County's revised sign ordinance takes next step toward law

    Friday, April 21 2017 12:10 AM EDT2017-04-21 04:10:05 GMT
    The next stop for the sign ordinance is county commission on May 2nd; WFXG.The next stop for the sign ordinance is county commission on May 2nd; WFXG.

    Columbia County's revised sign ordinance is yet another step closer to become the new standard for local businesses, large and small.

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    Columbia County's revised sign ordinance is yet another step closer to become the new standard for local businesses, large and small.

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  • Man wanted in Augusta Family Dollar shoplifting

    Man wanted in Augusta Family Dollar shoplifting

    Thursday, April 20 2017 7:38 PM EDT2017-04-20 23:38:11 GMT
    Family Dollar shoplifting subject 3/31/17 (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Family Dollar shoplifting subject 3/31/17 (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying a shoplifting subject. At around 3:55 p.m. on March 31, the man pictured in this article was seen on surveillance taking several items from the Family Dollar on Windsor Spring Road in Augusta.

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying a shoplifting subject. At around 3:55 p.m. on March 31, the man pictured in this article was seen on surveillance taking several items from the Family Dollar on Windsor Spring Road in Augusta.

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  • Charlie Norwood VA to host training for family, friends of service members with mental health issues

    Charlie Norwood VA to host training for family, friends of service members with mental health issues

    Thursday, April 20 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-04-20 23:09:27 GMT
    Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center new program, Source: WFXGCharlie Norwood VA Medical Center new program, Source: WFXG

    National Alliance of Mental Illness "Homefront" is a six-session training series that focuses on the unique needs of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions.

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    National Alliance of Mental Illness "Homefront" is a six-session training series that focuses on the unique needs of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions.

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  • Ulta Beauty shoplifting subject sought by Richmond Co.

    Ulta Beauty shoplifting subject sought by Richmond Co.

    Thursday, April 20 2017 6:17 PM EDT2017-04-20 22:17:30 GMT
    Ulta Beauty shoplifting subject 3/24/17 (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Ulta Beauty shoplifting subject 3/24/17 (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying a subject wanted for shoplifting. On March 24 around 2:55 p.m., the subject pictured in this article was seen on video surveillance taking several beauty care products from Ulta Beauty on Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway.

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying a subject wanted for shoplifting. On March 24 around 2:55 p.m., the subject pictured in this article was seen on video surveillance taking several beauty care products from Ulta Beauty on Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway.

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  • UPDATE: Grovetown crash victim identified, driver of 2nd vehicle charged

    UPDATE: Grovetown crash victim identified, driver of 2nd vehicle charged

    Thursday, April 20 2017 5:44 PM EDT2017-04-20 21:44:32 GMT
    Deadly collision on Wrightsboro Rd. in Grovetown 4/20/17 (WFXG)Deadly collision on Wrightsboro Rd. in Grovetown 4/20/17 (WFXG)

    The taxi van driver killed on Wrightsboro Road in Grovetown Thursday afternoon has been identified as fifty-nine-year-old Monika Christa Lowe. The driver of the Acura, twenty-five-year-old Abraham Mohammad Mazhar has been is charged.

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    The taxi van driver killed on Wrightsboro Road in Grovetown Thursday afternoon has been identified as fifty-nine-year-old Monika Christa Lowe. The driver of the Acura, twenty-five-year-old Abraham Mohammad Mazhar has been is charged.

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  • UPDATE: Investigation finds Burke Co. deputy justified in shooting

    UPDATE: Investigation finds Burke Co. deputy justified in shooting

    Thursday, April 20 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-04-20 21:29:40 GMT
    The Columbia County Force Investigation Team is making sure the shooting was justified; WFXG.The Columbia County Force Investigation Team is making sure the shooting was justified; WFXG.

    An investigation has determined that a Burke County deputy was justified in shooting an armed subject. On Wednesday afternoon, several deputies, including Captain Jason Vinson, responded to reports of a subject displaying a gun and attempting to stop vehicles on Highway 23 at Griffin Landing.

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    An investigation has determined that a Burke County deputy was justified in shooting an armed subject. On Wednesday afternoon, several deputies, including Captain Jason Vinson, responded to reports of a subject displaying a gun and attempting to stop vehicles on Highway 23 at Griffin Landing.

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  • UPDATE: Holden St. shooting victim identified

    UPDATE: Holden St. shooting victim identified

    Thursday, April 20 2017 12:15 PM EDT2017-04-20 16:15:54 GMT
    Holden Drive shooting victim's tattoos (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Holden Drive shooting victim's tattoos (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    The man found shot to death on Holden Street in Augusta on April 9 has been identified. According to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen, the victim is twenty-three-year-old Brandon Theodore Mulgrave from Hempstead, New York.

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    The man found shot to death on Holden Street in Augusta on April 9 has been identified. According to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen, the victim is twenty-three-year-old Brandon Theodore Mulgrave from Hempstead, New York.

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  • Deputies searching for theft suspect at Grovetown AT&T store

    Deputies searching for theft suspect at Grovetown AT&T store

    Thursday, April 20 2017 11:27 AM EDT2017-04-20 15:27:38 GMT
    Source: Columbia County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Columbia County Sheriff's Office

    Columbia County deputies are searching for a theft suspect at the Grovetown AT&T store. Deputies say the couple walked into the store and the female sat down, as if she was waiting for service.

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    Columbia County deputies are searching for a theft suspect at the Grovetown AT&T store. Deputies say the couple walked into the store and the female sat down, as if she was waiting for service.

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  • UPDATE: Richmond County missing woman safely located

    UPDATE: Richmond County missing woman safely located

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

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

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

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  • Security beefed up at North Augusta High School after threat rumors

    Security beefed up at North Augusta High School after threat rumors

    Thursday, April 20 2017 5:38 AM EDT2017-04-20 09:38:07 GMT
    North Augusta High School threat rumors; Source: WFXGNorth Augusta High School threat rumors; Source: WFXG

    Students at North Augusta High School will see more security than usual Thursday, April 20. This comes after North Augusta Public Safety investigated social media rumors claiming there would be a threat at the school.

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    Students at North Augusta High School will see more security than usual Thursday, April 20. This comes after North Augusta Public Safety investigated social media rumors claiming there would be a threat at the school.

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  • Waynesboro mayor takes fresh approach to politics

    Waynesboro mayor takes fresh approach to politics

    Thursday, April 20 2017 12:25 AM EDT2017-04-20 04:25:47 GMT
    Mayor Carswell wants to bring entertainment venues, such as a movie theater, to Waynesboro; WFXG.Mayor Carswell wants to bring entertainment venues, such as a movie theater, to Waynesboro; WFXG.

    Greg Carswell is the new big man on campus. The 36-year-old was born and raised in Waynesboro.

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    Greg Carswell is the new big man on campus. The 36-year-old was born and raised in Waynesboro.

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  • Jeremy Wallen is the new Columbia County Fire Chief

    Jeremy Wallen is the new Columbia County Fire Chief

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-04-20 03:19:45 GMT
    Columbia County announces Jeremy Wallen as new fire chief (WFXG)Columbia County announces Jeremy Wallen as new fire chief (WFXG)

    Columbia County announced Jeremy Wallen as their new fire chief. Wallen was serving as the interim fire chief since last December after Doug Cooper retired.He has also served as the Public Information Officer and is excited about the opportunity. 

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    Columbia County announced Jeremy Wallen as their new fire chief. Wallen was serving as the interim fire chief since last December after Doug Cooper retired.He has also served as the Public Information Officer and is excited about the opportunity. 

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  • Augusta Film Office begins shooting new sci-fi epic

    Augusta Film Office begins shooting new sci-fi epic

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 10:48 PM EDT2017-04-20 02:48:17 GMT
    Sci-fi movie is being filmed in Augusta (WFXG)Sci-fi movie is being filmed in Augusta (WFXG)

    Filming began this week in Augusta for the new movie Encounter. The writers describe it as a drama sci-fi movie where fantastical elements change the lives of normal beings. 

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    Filming began this week in Augusta for the new movie Encounter. The writers describe it as a drama sci-fi movie where fantastical elements change the lives of normal beings. 

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  • Jeremy Wallen named Columbia County Fire Chief

    Jeremy Wallen named Columbia County Fire Chief

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:38 PM EDT2017-04-19 20:38:52 GMT
    Fire Chief Jeremy Wallen (source: Columbia County)Fire Chief Jeremy Wallen (source: Columbia County)

    Columbia County has a new Fire Chief. Since the retirement of former Fire Chief Doug Cooper at the end of 2016, Jeremy Wallen has served as Interim Fire Chief. Wallen has now officially been named as Columbia County's Fire Chief.

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    Columbia County has a new Fire Chief. Since the retirement of former Fire Chief Doug Cooper at the end of 2016, Jeremy Wallen has served as Interim Fire Chief. Wallen has now officially been named as Columbia County's Fire Chief.

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  • Sewer line will cause shut-off of water services around Whistler Lane

    Sewer line will cause shut-off of water services around Whistler Lane

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:10 PM EDT2017-04-19 20:10:13 GMT
    Water shut-off affected area 4/20/17 (source: Richmond County EMA / Facebook)Water shut-off affected area 4/20/17 (source: Richmond County EMA / Facebook)

    An Augusta neighborhood will be without water for a short period Thursday. The shut-off will take place Thursday, March 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The shut-off is due to a sewer line failure on Whistler Lane.

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    An Augusta neighborhood will be without water for a short period Thursday. The shut-off will take place Thursday, March 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The shut-off is due to a sewer line failure on Whistler Lane.

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  • High 5 4 Kids: O'livia Felton

    High 5 4 Kids: O'livia Felton

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 3:36 PM EDT2017-04-19 19:36:36 GMT

    This week on High 5 4 Kids we're introducing you to one senior whose path to a full basketball scholarship didn't come overnight.  "It feels great, it's amazing I don't even know how to put words together how it feels," says O'livia Felton. Her signature, still drying on the national letter of intent she signed to play basketball at Converse University on a full ride. She reflects on what got her to this point. 

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    This week on High 5 4 Kids we're introducing you to one senior whose path to a full basketball scholarship didn't come overnight.  "It feels great, it's amazing I don't even know how to put words together how it feels," says O'livia Felton. Her signature, still drying on the national letter of intent she signed to play basketball at Converse University on a full ride. She reflects on what got her to this point. 

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  • Columbia County authorities look to identify theft suspect

    Columbia County authorities look to identify theft suspect

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

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

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

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  • Funding plans for new parking deck to be announced today

    Funding plans for new parking deck to be announced today

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 9:12 AM EDT2017-04-19 13:12:17 GMT

    Wednesday morning Augusta government leaders will announce how they plan to fund construction for the new parking deck at the Cyber innovation and training center.

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    Wednesday morning Augusta government leaders will announce how they plan to fund construction for the new parking deck at the Cyber innovation and training center.

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  • Tips to avoid head, neck, and eye strain when using electronics

    Tips to avoid head, neck, and eye strain when using electronics

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 12:24 AM EDT2017-04-19 04:24:10 GMT
    An eye-exam every year keeps the eye-strain away;WFXG.An eye-exam every year keeps the eye-strain away;WFXG.

    The average American spends more than 8-10 hours staring at screens each day, according to Nielsen. Because of that more people are putting pressure on their eyes.

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    The average American spends more than 8-10 hours staring at screens each day, according to Nielsen. Because of that more people are putting pressure on their eyes.

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  • Investigation underway for fire on Heath Street

    Investigation underway for fire on Heath Street

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:47 AM EDT2017-04-19 08:47:03 GMT
    Fire on Heath Street, Source: WFXGFire on Heath Street, Source: WFXG

    Augusta Fire Department are investigating a fire that happened on Heath Street. Dispatch confirms that the fire started at a home on the 1500 block. The call came in just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday. 

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    Augusta Fire Department are investigating a fire that happened on Heath Street. Dispatch confirms that the fire started at a home on the 1500 block. The call came in just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday. 

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  • Greg Carswell takes over as mayor of Waynesboro

    Greg Carswell takes over as mayor of Waynesboro

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 12:34 AM EDT2017-04-19 04:34:55 GMT
    Greg Carswell won the mayoral election, 497-347; Greg Carswell.Greg Carswell won the mayoral election, 497-347; Greg Carswell.

    Greg Carswell defeats Kathy Owens, 497 to 347 to win the election and become the next mayor of Waynesboro. He will finish the term of Pauline Jenkins, which runs until 2020.

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    Greg Carswell defeats Kathy Owens, 497 to 347 to win the election and become the next mayor of Waynesboro. He will finish the term of Pauline Jenkins, which runs until 2020.

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  • The Cumbee Center is hosting a Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event to raise awareness against sexual violence.

    The Cumbee Center is hosting a Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event to raise awareness against sexual violence.

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-04-19 03:36:27 GMT
    Walk a mile in her shoes event to raise awarenessWalk a mile in her shoes event to raise awareness

    The Cumbee Center is bringing awareness to sexual violence by hosting a Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event. Men are being encouraged to walk a mile in high heels as a symbol of standing up against  sexual violence. 

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    The Cumbee Center is bringing awareness to sexual violence by hosting a Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event. Men are being encouraged to walk a mile in high heels as a symbol of standing up against  sexual violence. 

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  • Augusta family still hopeful for missing son's return

    Augusta family still hopeful for missing son's return

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 11:22 PM EDT2017-04-19 03:22:40 GMT
    Julian Williams' family is still hopeful for his return (Williams Family)Julian Williams' family is still hopeful for his return (Williams Family)

    Richmond County Sheriffs Office is looking for an Augusta man who has been missing for three weeks. Julian Williams was last seen on March 25th and his loved ones are worried about his safety.

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    Richmond County Sheriffs Office is looking for an Augusta man who has been missing for three weeks. Julian Williams was last seen on March 25th and his loved ones are worried about his safety.

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  • 2 arrested after text message leads to argument, standoff with deputies in Evans

    2 arrested after text message leads to argument, standoff with deputies in Evans

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 1:18 PM EDT2017-04-18 17:18:33 GMT
    Barry Jones (left) and Gregory Jones (right) (source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)Barry Jones (left) and Gregory Jones (right) (source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)

    Two Evans men were arrested early Tuesday morning after an argument and a brief standoff with police. Shortly after 1:00 a.m., Columbia County Sheriff's Office deputies were called out to a home on Aerie Circle in Evans for reported trouble with a subject.

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    Two Evans men were arrested early Tuesday morning after an argument and a brief standoff with police. Shortly after 1:00 a.m., Columbia County Sheriff's Office deputies were called out to a home on Aerie Circle in Evans for reported trouble with a subject.

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  • Paine College announces top 2 candidates for President

    Paine College announces top 2 candidates for President

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 12:04 PM EDT2017-04-18 16:04:50 GMT
    Paine College announces final candidates; Source: WFXGPaine College announces final candidates; Source: WFXG
    Paine College has announced their top 2 finalists in the running for their new President. The candidate chosen by the Paine College Presidential Search Committee will take office immediately after current President Samuel Sullivan commences his duties in July. The candidates are: Dr. Brandon K. Dumas of Prairieville, Louisiana, earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Urban Higher Education from Jackson State University in 2011 and the Master of B...More >>
    Paine College has announced their top 2 finalists in the running for their new President. The candidate chosen by the Paine College Presidential Search Committee will take office immediately after current President Samuel Sullivan commences his duties in July. The candidates are: Dr. Brandon K. Dumas of Prairieville, Louisiana, earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Urban Higher Education from Jackson State University in 2011 and the Master of B...More >>
  • 8-year-old needs Bone Marrow Donor

    8-year-old needs Bone Marrow Donor

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

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

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

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  • UPDATE: Public Safety locates missing Grovetown man

    UPDATE: Public Safety locates missing Grovetown man

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 6:07 AM EDT2017-04-18 10:07:13 GMT
    Alfred Smith (source: Grovetown Department of Public Safety)Alfred Smith (source: Grovetown Department of Public Safety)

    The Grovetown Department of Public Safety is asking for the public's help finding a missing person. Forty-two-year-old Alfred Smith was last seen Saturday, April 15 in Grovetown.

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    The Grovetown Department of Public Safety is asking for the public's help finding a missing person. Forty-two-year-old Alfred Smith was last seen Saturday, April 15 in Grovetown.

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  • Protecting yourself against credit card skimmers at the gas pump

    Protecting yourself against credit card skimmers at the gas pump

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 5:41 AM EDT2017-04-18 09:41:21 GMT

    Gas station and ATM skimming is on the rise. As technology gets better, so do criminals. Paying at the pump is more convenient for consumers but criminals take advantage of that.

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    Gas station and ATM skimming is on the rise. As technology gets better, so do criminals. Paying at the pump is more convenient for consumers but criminals take advantage of that.

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  • Mosquito control already spraying to eliminate any risk of viruses

    Mosquito control already spraying to eliminate any risk of viruses

    Monday, April 17 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-04-18 03:17:07 GMT
    There are 38 species of mosquito in Richmond County.;WFXG.There are 38 species of mosquito in Richmond County.;WFXG.

    Two of the most dreaded viruses from mosquitoes are Zika and West Nile. And mosquito control is working to keep the bugs at bay.

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    Two of the most dreaded viruses from mosquitoes are Zika and West Nile. And mosquito control is working to keep the bugs at bay.

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  • Replacement bridges coming to I-20

    Replacement bridges coming to I-20

    Monday, April 17 2017 10:15 PM EDT2017-04-18 02:15:18 GMT
    Plans for new bridges on I-20 ;WFXGPlans for new bridges on I-20 ;WFXG

    Georgia and the South Carolina Department of Transportation are working on plans to replace I-20 bridges.The proposed replacement bridges will provide three travel lanes in each direction. 

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    Georgia and the South Carolina Department of Transportation are working on plans to replace I-20 bridges.The proposed replacement bridges will provide three travel lanes in each direction. 

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  • Local tax service warns not to procrastinate

    Local tax service warns not to procrastinate

    Monday, April 17 2017 8:35 PM EDT2017-04-18 00:35:07 GMT
    HT Harris Tax Service (WFXG)HT Harris Tax Service (WFXG)

    Tax deadline is approaching. Taxpayers have until Tuesday, April 18 to file their taxes. Our Miya Payton went to HT Tax Service for advice for those who have waited until now to file.

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    Tax deadline is approaching. Taxpayers have until Tuesday, April 18 to file their taxes. Our Miya Payton went to HT Tax Service for advice for those who have waited until now to file.

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  • UPDATE: 2nd arrest made in Aiken County morning shooting

    UPDATE: 2nd arrest made in Aiken County morning shooting

    Monday, April 17 2017 8:48 AM EDT2017-04-17 12:48:46 GMT
    The suspect, Candy Newman, is charged with manslaughter; ACSO.The suspect, Candy Newman, is charged with manslaughter; ACSO.

    The Aiken County Sheriff's Office took a call about a shooting at 21 Dottie Road at about 3:45am.

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    The Aiken County Sheriff's Office took a call about a shooting at 21 Dottie Road at about 3:45am.

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  • The relationship between rabbits and Easter

    The relationship between rabbits and Easter

    Sunday, April 16 2017 10:28 PM EDT2017-04-17 02:28:18 GMT
    A merger of beliefs has led to the creation of what we know as the Easter bunny; WFXG.A merger of beliefs has led to the creation of what we know as the Easter bunny; WFXG.

    Easter is good about reminding people of sacrifices. It also reminds some folks about a puzzling association between prayer and rabbits.

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    Easter is good about reminding people of sacrifices. It also reminds some folks about a puzzling association between prayer and rabbits.

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  • National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships show off sport's popularity

    National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships show off sport's popularity

    Saturday, April 15 2017 10:04 PM EDT2017-04-16 02:04:23 GMT
    More than 90 schools from Oregon to Florida participated in the national championships; WFXG.More than 90 schools from Oregon to Florida participated in the national championships; WFXG.

    More than 90 college teams crossed the country to test their mettle for a national championship right in CSRA.
    That means schools from California, Texas, Michigan, and all over the United States are right here locally competing for the top prize in this game.

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    More than 90 college teams crossed the country to test their mettle for a national championship right in CSRA.
    That means schools from California, Texas, Michigan, and all over the United States are right here locally competing for the top prize in this game.

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  • Vehicle hits, kills pedestrian on Peach Orchard Road Saturday morning

    Vehicle hits, kills pedestrian on Peach Orchard Road Saturday morning

    Saturday, April 15 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-04-16 01:46:14 GMT
    A vehicle hit and killed 54-year-old Craig Keffer Saturday morning; WFXG.A vehicle hit and killed 54-year-old Craig Keffer Saturday morning; WFXG.

    A vehicle hit and killed a man early Saturday morning in Hephzibah at the 3900 block of Peach Orchard Road.

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    A vehicle hit and killed a man early Saturday morning in Hephzibah at the 3900 block of Peach Orchard Road.

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  • Ghost Out Program aims to reduce drivers from being distracted

    Ghost Out Program aims to reduce drivers from being distracted

    Friday, April 14 2017 11:09 PM EDT2017-04-15 03:09:47 GMT

    Waynesboro has seen more than 150 car accidents just in 2017. In one of those a 20-year-old died and another victim remains in critical condition.   Perhaps the worst part, They say alcohol might have been a factor.  It's a harsh reminder what can happen anytime you get behind the wheel "Those habits, those poor life choices that we make will eventually catch up to us," says Brian Mixon, Law Enforcement Liaison of Georgia Office of Highway Safety. Students ...

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    Waynesboro has seen more than 150 car accidents just in 2017. In one of those a 20-year-old died and another victim remains in critical condition.   Perhaps the worst part, They say alcohol might have been a factor.  It's a harsh reminder what can happen anytime you get behind the wheel "Those habits, those poor life choices that we make will eventually catch up to us," says Brian Mixon, Law Enforcement Liaison of Georgia Office of Highway Safety. Students ...

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  • Residents worried about large number of snakes at a Columbia Co. park

    Residents worried about large number of snakes at a Columbia Co. park

    Friday, April 14 2017 9:20 AM EDT2017-04-14 13:20:51 GMT
    Snakes at Columbia Co. park ( Source: Columbia Co.)Snakes at Columbia Co. park ( Source: Columbia Co.)

    If you pay close attention at the Columbia County Amphitheater Park you'll see them, snakes, swimming around and sunning. Many residents are blowing up animal control with calls about the snakes, as there are a lot of them. 

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    If you pay close attention at the Columbia County Amphitheater Park you'll see them, snakes, swimming around and sunning. Many residents are blowing up animal control with calls about the snakes, as there are a lot of them. 

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  • Grovetown Man Wanted for Aggravated Assault

    Grovetown Man Wanted for Aggravated Assault

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

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

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

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  • Fort Gordon hosts Special Olympics

    Fort Gordon hosts Special Olympics

    Friday, April 14 2017 4:14 AM EDT2017-04-14 08:14:07 GMT

    On Wednesday, a unique group of athletes gathered for a day of fun in the sun and celebration. Over 700 athletes brought out their game faces  as they joined in for some friendly competition at the Special Olympics Area 9 summer games.

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    On Wednesday, a unique group of athletes gathered for a day of fun in the sun and celebration. Over 700 athletes brought out their game faces  as they joined in for some friendly competition at the Special Olympics Area 9 summer games.

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  • Crowd shouts 'You Lie' at Joe Wilson, who shouted at Obama

    Crowd shouts 'You Lie' at Joe Wilson, who shouted at Obama

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 7:47 PM EDT2017-04-11 23:47:09 GMT
    (Source: WJBF/CNN)(Source: WJBF/CNN)

    The South Carolina representative who shouted "You Lie" at President Obama during a joint session of Congress in 2009 was on the receiving end of the same words in his district this week.

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    The South Carolina representative who shouted "You Lie" at President Obama during a joint session of Congress was on the receiving end of the same words in his district this week.

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

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

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

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

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

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  • EF-2 tornado confirmed in Edgefield County

    EF-2 tornado confirmed in Edgefield County

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

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

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

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  • City of Johnston hard by severe weather

    City of Johnston hard by severe weather

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

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

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

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  • Storm survey crew confirms Microburst in Augusta

    Storm survey crew confirms Microburst in Augusta

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

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

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

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  • High 5 4 Kids: Cameron Wilson

    High 5 4 Kids: Cameron Wilson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Man arrested in overnight Burke County shooting

    Man arrested in overnight Burke County shooting

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

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

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

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  • UPDATE: Body found on Jefferson Davis Hwy

    UPDATE: Body found on Jefferson Davis Hwy

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

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

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

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  • High 5 4 Kids: Lauren Walker

    High 5 4 Kids: Lauren Walker

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

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

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

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

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

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  • High 5 4 Kids: Mason Roundtree

    High 5 4 Kids: Mason Roundtree

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

    Numerous projects in the works and aesthetic changes coming to Grovetown

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

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

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

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  • High 5 4 Kids: Zach Freeman

    High 5 4 Kids: Zach Freeman

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Luncheon supports Women's heart health awareness

    Luncheon supports Women's heart health awareness

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

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

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

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  • Health officials urge residents to check radon levels

    Health officials urge residents to check radon levels

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

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

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

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  • REPORT: Kmart to close 64 stores in 28 states

    REPORT: Kmart to close 64 stores in 28 states

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Google Earth user finds giant 'mysterious creature' near Antarctica

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

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

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

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

    South Carolina residents will need two forms of ID to fly

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

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

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

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  • The History of the Haunted Pillar

    The History of the Haunted Pillar

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

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

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  • Students in Augusta participate in the National Hour of Code

    Students in Augusta participate in the National Hour of Code

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

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

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

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  • Former WFXG anchor, Don Logana, passes away

    WTOC morning anchor, Don Logana, passes away

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

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

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

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  • Longhorn in Aiken helps feed families in need

    Longhorn in Aiken helps feed families in need

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

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

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

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  • Voters in Augusta hit the polls early

    Voters in Augusta hit the polls early

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

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

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

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  • Pediatricians release new guidelines on SIDS prevention

    Pediatricians release new guidelines on SIDS prevention

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

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

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

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  • Augusta group promotes locally grown food

    Augusta group promotes locally grown food

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

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

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

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  • Grovetown's High School Battle of the Bands

    Grovetown's High School Battle of the Bands

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

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

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

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  • Grovetown man advocates for Male breast cancer

    Grovetown man advocates for Male breast cancer

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

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

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

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  • Breaking

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

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

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

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

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

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

    UPDATE: Evacuation order lifted following gas leak in Jenkins County

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

    The explosion happened along Highway 25 near Perkins Road.

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    The explosion happened along Highway 25 near Perkins Road.

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  • Aiken residents stocking up for Hurricane Matthew

    Aiken residents stocking up for Hurricane Matthew

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

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

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

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  • North Augusta City Council meeting

    North Augusta City Council meeting

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

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

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

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  • Georgia State Defense Force engages in natural disaster training

    Georgia State Defense Force engages in natural disaster training

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Man found shot in Swainsboro

    Man found shot in Swainsboro

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

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

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

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  • High 5 4 Kids: Kaylea McGlothin

    High 5 4 Kids: Kaylea McGlothin

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

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

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

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  • Aiken County Public Safety job available

    Aiken County Public Safety job available

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

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

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

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  • 2016 Miss Columbia County Fair scholarship pageant now accepting applicants

    2016 Miss Columbia County Fair scholarship pageant now accepting applicants

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

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

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

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  • Man facing charges in overnight homicide in Columbia County

    Man facing charges in overnight homicide in Columbia County

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

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

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

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  • Body of missing man found in Savannah River

    Body of missing man found in Savannah River

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

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

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

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  • Augusta man celebrates 107th birthday

    Augusta man celebrates 107th birthday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Natural gas leak closes Blue Ridge Drive

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Natural gas leak closes Blue Ridge Drive

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

    Emergency officials are asking drivers to avoid Blue Ridge Drive.

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    Emergency officials are asking drivers to avoid Blue Ridge Drive.

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  • One dead, one recovering in Emanuel County homicide

    One dead, one recovering in Emanuel County homicide

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

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

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

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  • Sheriff Roundtree responds to violence across the nation

    Sheriff Roundtree responds to violence across the nation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Man involved in "suspicious incident" has been identified.

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  • Interfaith community vigil set for Friday night

    Interfaith community vigil set for Friday night

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

    Blackwell defeats Ruthven in SC State House District 81 primary runoff

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

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

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

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  • LA Attorney General to review controversial 'whipping' arrest

    LA Attorney General to review controversial 'whipping' arrest

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

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

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

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  • An adorable rescue stops traffic in Missouri

    An adorable rescue stops traffic in Missouri

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

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

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

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  • RCSO searching for two shoplifting suspects

    RCSO searching for two shoplifting suspects

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

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

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

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  • Kellogg Company recalls certain graham products

    Kellogg Company recalls certain graham products

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

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

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

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  • Mother arrested for allegedly hitting children because they burglarized home

    Mother arrested for allegedly hitting children because they burglarized home

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

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

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

    Disney princesses could be harming your little girl, magnifying stereotypes

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

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

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

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  • Coast Guard searching for missing family off Florida coast

    Coast Guard searching for missing family off Florida coast

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

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

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

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  • MPD honors K-9 with decorated service record

    MPD honors K-9 with decorated service record

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

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

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

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

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

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

    A Kansas dad is getting a lot praise online. 

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    A Kansas dad is getting a lot praise online. 

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  • Wrongful death lawsuit filed in connection to Marshall Square fire

    Wrongful death lawsuit filed in connection to Marshall Square fire

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

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

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

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  • Argument over NBA Finals game leads to stabbing

    Argument over NBA Finals game leads to stabbing

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

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

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

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  • Electrical short leads to vent fire at North Augusta daycare

    Electrical short leads to vent fire at North Augusta daycare

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

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

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

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