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Downtown, Urban Renewal at Augusta Metro Chamber's Core for Growth Video included

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Business leaders took a long term look at the work it will take to revitalize the Garden City. The chamber wants to use the money already in place to help grow not only Augusta, but the region. This year's focus will be on the ongoing military and manufacturing growth. The newly installed chairman,  More>>

Aiken County Sheriff's Deputies forced to lay to Rest 2 K-9s in 1 day

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People are questioning the Aiken county Sheriff's Office after they weren't notified about 2 K-9s that were killed last week. Last year the public found out about an Aiken deputy who left his K-9 in a hot car which killed the dog. The Office says they're not hiding anything.  

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Search Committee Talks About Ideal GRU President Video included

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Thursday afternoon, a group of 20 people from the community met to talk about the replacement for GRU President Dr. Ricardo Azziz. More>>

Richmond County Sheriff's Office Issues Warning About Robbers Targeting Fast Food Delivery Drivers

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has issued a warning to delivery drivers in the Augusta area about robberies targeting them. More>>

When Social Media Takes Over Your Family Video included

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News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter digs deeper into the world of social media and when it becomes too much for teens to handle. She takes questions from parents to a specialist to see what the best way to balance social media is.

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Former State Senator Charles Walker Discusses New Book

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Former Augusta State Senator Charles Walker has turned author. More>>

Augusta State Lawmaker Says Changes To City Charter Won't Happen This Legislative Session

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The Chairman of Augusta's Legislative Delegation says the announcement that Mayor Hardie Davis wants new powers for his office caught him by surprise, so don't be surprised, he says, when the delegation takes no action on changing the city charter. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story. More>>

Miller Theatre Celebrating 75th Anniversary, Start Of Something New

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An historic building at the heart of Augusta's downtown is celebrating not only its 75th anniversary, but also the start of something new...the re-opening of The Miller Theatre. More>>

CONSUMER ALERT: Lawsuit Claims Beneful Dog Food Kills Pets

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A new lawsuit claims that Beneful dog food may be killing its customers' four-legged friends. More>>

Evans Georgia School Hosts Show Choir Competition

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Big crowds and big voices February 28th at Lakeside High School in Evans.
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Georgia Regents University Equality Clinic Wins National Award

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The founders of Georgia Regents University's student-run Equality Clinic have been named the 2015 recipients of the American Medical Student Association/Gay and Lesbian Medical Association's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Achievement Award. More>>

Augusta Legislative Delegation Responds to the Mayor's Request for more Power

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Mayor Hardie Davie held a press conference Friday to express his interest in expanding the Mayor's responsibilities. He said Commissioners and the Augusta Legislative Delegation were 'on board' with his decisions, but the ALD says that's not true.

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PHOTOS: Rifle Accidentally Discharged In Goodwill Job Connection Parking Lot

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For the second straight day, we have learned of an accidental discharge of a weapon in Richmond County. More>>

Aiken Students Arrested, Charged for Having Gun at School Video included

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Aiken Department of Public Safety investigators charged two middle school students for having a weapon on campus Wednesday. Now, police are learning more about why the minors had the handgun. WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose has more information on the story.
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Atlanta Airport Returns To Normal Operations After Storm

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Authorities say Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has returned to normal operations after a winter storm prompted delays on Wednesday.
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More Than 6,000 Without Power In North Georgia

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Utility companies say more than 6,000 customers are without power in north Georgia after several inches of snow fell in the region.
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Boy, 14, Wounded In 1 Of 2 Shootings Into Homes In Savannah

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Police say a 14-year-old boy was wounded by gunfire after someone fired several shots into an apartment where he and others were sleeping.
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Coca-Cola Bottle As Art? Atlanta's High Museum Takes A Look

A piece by artist Andy Warhol, left, is displayed next to a case of Coca-Cola bottles at the High Museum's new exhibit, "The Coca-Cola Bottle: An American Icon at 100", Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Atlanta. A piece by artist Andy Warhol, left, is displayed next to a case of Coca-Cola bottles at the High Museum's new exhibit, "The Coca-Cola Bottle: An American Icon at 100", Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Atlanta.
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A new exhibition at Atlanta's High Museum of Art explores the origins and artistic influence of the distinctive, curvy Coca-Cola bottle. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Fire At Fort Gordon Under Investigation

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An investigation is underway into the cause of an early morning fire at Fort Gordon.
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More U.S. Army Cyber-Related Missions, Jobs Coming To Georgia

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that more U.S. Army cyber-related missions are coming to the state of Georgia. More>>

Genius Bars In Apple Stores May Get Major Overhaul

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The Genius Bars in Apple Stores are about to get a big makeover. More>>

TRUE LOVE STORY: Real-Life "Notebook" Couple Dies Hand-in-Hand

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A couple, who had been married for 67 years, died in their home in a very "Notebook"-like situation hand-in-hand on February 11th. More>>

Former Georgia Senator Releases Book

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A former Georgia State Senator now can add 'author' to his resume. Charles Walker has officially released his first book called 'From Peanuts to Power'.
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'Jihadi John' Identity Revealed as Londoner Mohammed Emwazi

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"Jihadi John," the British-accented man who appeared in all black in several ISIS videos in which he appeared to behead Westerners, has been identified as Londoner Mohammed Emwazi, a former senior intelligence official confirmed to ABC News. More>>

School Delays Due To Weather

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Two schools districts will be delaying start of school this morning due to the weather.
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6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

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6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day. More>>

Cosby Sends Message Prior to Augusta Show

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Comedian Bill Cosby released a statement Wednesday for local fans indicating his Feb. 28th performance is still scheduled. More>>

Rotary Club of Augusta Hosts Annual Speech Contest

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Emma Kate Few is the winner of the Rotary Club of Augusta's annual speech contest.
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Salvation Army of Augusta Honors Volunteers Video included

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The Salvation Army of Augusta honored 150 of its volunteers today at a special luncheon Wednesday at the Kroc Center. More>>

Commission Verifies and Approves Expenditures from the Eleventh Vogtle Construction Monitoring Report

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Georgia State Regulators have approved expenditures at Plant Vogtle construction.
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Richmond County Sheriff's Office Deputy Accidentally Discharges Weapon

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A Richmond County Sheriff's Office spokesperson tells WJBF News Channel 6 that a deputy accidentally discharged his weapon while on the scene of a call Wednesday morning. More>>

Augusta Leaders Look For Solutions To Get A Grip on Illegal Tire Dumps Video included

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Ever since Augusta stopped picking up tires with the trash service, illegal dumping has grown. Now, the city looks to allow people to drop off old tires for free and maybe even drop off tires and collect a fee. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story. More>>

Funding Homeland Security

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The Senate has voted to move forward on a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department, days ahead of a threatened partial agency shutdown. Senators from both parties overwhelmingly signaled their support for funding the department --without including contentious immigration provisions. Once it passes, the next move would be up to the House, where conservatives are pressuring leaders to stand firm against the Senate approach. Marci Gonzalez has the story. More>>

South Carolina Supreme Court Makes Unexpected Ruling In James Brown Estate Case Video included

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The latest twist in the James Brown estate case has lawyers involved scratching their heads. More>>

Columbia County Focuses on Residential and Industrial Growth

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Over the next four years, nearly 10,000 families are expected to move to the CSRA, mainly to Columbia County, but will residential growth mean new business.It's no secret that Richmond County is king when it comes to industrial growth in the CSRA. When it comes to commercial growth though, the Columbia County Development Authority has different plans in mind."New home" signs are a common sight to see driving through Columbia County. Residential growth in the community is happening quickly and... More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Three Suspects Captured In Aiken County Residential Burglary Identified

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The three suspects who were captured Tuesday afternoon in connection to a burglary in Aiken County have been identified. More>>

Mayor Working to Bring More TV/Film Productions to Augusta Video included

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It's a multi-billion dollar industry and the Garden City wants a piece of the action. More>>

Case Protecting Clemson's Howard's Rock Damaged

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Early Wednesday morning, at approximately 6:00 a.m., the case protecting Howard's Rock was vandalized by an unknown individual. Clemson University Police are investigating the incident. More>>

Don’t Drown: Adults Can Learn How To Swim Too, Part II Video included

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No kick board in week three, just Lindsay's hands to guide me through the waters of the Wilson Family YMCA swimming pool. She let go of my hands sometimes to show I could swim without drowning. All I had to do was be sure I kicked my feet. After one month of lessons, I was comfortable enough to learn backstroke. “Don't let me go!” I yelled in the middle of the pool as Lindsay kept her knee in my back to guide me to independence.  More>>

North Augusta Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

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A North Augusta man who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography was sentenced in Federal Court on Wednesday. More>>

Two Students Charged For Possessing Gun At Kennedy Middle School

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Aiken Department of Public Safety investigators have charged two students for possessing a handgun on school grounds. More>>

SCAM ALERT: Richmond County Issues Warning About Jury Duty Scam

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Richmond County has issued a warning for a jury duty scam. More>>

Hiring Fair At Fort Gordon Cancelled Due To Winter Weather

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The State Agencies/Law Enforcement Hiring Fair that was scheduled to take place Thursday at Fort Gordon has been cancelled. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Georgia Delays Woman's Execution As Winter Storm Approaches

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Ahead of a winter storm, Georgia has delayed the execution of its only female death row inmate. More>>

Senate Passes Bill 34 To Protect Those Breaking A Car Window To Save Someone Video included

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The Georgia Senate passed a bill that ensures a person will not get sued if they break into a hot car to save a child or elderly person. One lawmaker says the death of a Columbia County child helped in this decision. Craig Lucie reports. More>>

U.S. Coast Guardsman To Swim 24 Hours To Honor Fallen Friend, Pilot Video included

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Most people would enjoy going out for a swim at the local pool, but imagine swimming for 24 hours straight. That's what one U.S. Coast Guardsman is doing on February 27th in honor of his co-worker who died during a rescue mission. More>>

House Bill OKs Cannabis Oil To Treat 9 Health Problems

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The Georgia House has overwhelmingly passed a bill to legalize cannabis oil to treat seizure disorders, sickle cell disease, Lou Gehrig's Disease and six other major health problems, including cancer. More>>

Deputies: South Carolina Assistant Principal Had Sex With Student

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GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (AP) - An assistant principal at Goose Creek High School is free on $100,000 bond after being charged with having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student. More>>

Work On New 23-Story Myrtle Beach Resort To Begin In May

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Construction is to begin in May on a 23-story resort in Myrtle Beach - a project that includes extending the city's oceanfront boardwalk. More>>

Textile Manufacturer Opening South Carolina Plant With 25 Jobs

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A California company that makes linens, uniforms, towels and other textiles is opening a plant in Chester County creating 25 new jobs.
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Panel To Meet In Search For New Georgia Regents University Leader

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A search committee looking for the next president of Georgia Regents University is set to have its first meeting.
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DEVELOPING ON 6: Man Arrested For Brother's Shooting Death In Thomson

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that another arrest has taken place in connection to the shooting death of 21-year-old Exzavius Bray, in Thomson, Georgia that happened on Saturday, February 7th. More>>

Georgia Department Of Labor Offices In State Of Emergency Areas To Close Early

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According to the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL), all GDOL offices within the 50 counties in northern Georgia included in Gov. Nathan Deal's declaration of a State of Emergency will close at noon Wednesday.
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UPDATE: Road Work Postponed On Wrightsboro Road And Willis Foreman Road

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Wrightsboro Road construction is also set to begin again this Wednesday.
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You can watch live as the astronauts conduct their second of three spacewalks on Wednesday.

SAY WHAT? NASA Astronaut Takes Out Of This World Selfie

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From actual space to cyber space, NASA astronaut Terry Virts shared an incredible selfie on Twitter. More>>

'American Sniper' Trial: How Jurors Reached Their Guilty Verdict

Six jurors spoke to ABC News after finding a former Marine guilty of murdering famed Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend Chad Littlefield, Feb. 25, 2015. Six jurors spoke to ABC News after finding a former Marine guilty of murdering famed Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend Chad Littlefield, Feb. 25, 2015.
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Six of the jurors who found a former Marine guilty of murdering famed Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend Chad Littlefield said they believe Eddie Ray Routh knew the difference between right and wrong when he pulled the trigger on Feb. 2, 2013. More>>

Southwest Airlines Can Use Planes That Missed Inspection, FAA Says

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Federal officials have agreed to let Southwest Airlines keep using planes that missed an inspection of a backup rudder system if the planes are checked in the next five days. More>>

6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

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6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day. More>>

SOS: Group Fights to get Guns Out of Schools Video included

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Parents are fighting to keep guns out of Richmond County schools. One local organizations brought parents, law enforcement and legal experts in one room to figure out how to stop it. “We have an issue that we need to deal with,” admitted Alfonzo Williams, Richmond County Board of Education Police Chief. While Aurora, Colorado, New Town, Connecticut and Virginia Tech are places where gun violence hit schools, Chief Williams said the Richmond County School System has its share of problems too.... More>>

Don’t Drown: Adults Can Learn How To Swim Too, Part I Video included

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Think of about ten people you know and imagine losing them in one day. That is about the number of people who die drowning in the United States every year. Children, men and even minorities are at a higher risk in water without proper swimming skills. News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose takes us on a journey through the shallow and deep ends of the Wilson Family YMCA's swimming pool to prevent drowning.   More>>

Golden Apple: Elizabeth Varner

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Before she became a teacher, Elizabeth Varner was a military wife. She saw a good chunk of this great country during those years."Tennessee, Oklahoma, California, Virginia, Maryland, Hawaii, Georgia, Florida."Lots of places to call home for Mrs. Varner and her 4 children. But now she's settled into life here at Southside Elementary School."I did the CCD and the Scouts, the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, when my kids were growing up," she says. "So now that they outgrew them, I had to (l... More>>

Augusta Leaders Backing Off Sewer Show Of Force

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Augusta Commissioners have been debating a proposal that would have required 3,500 septic tank owners to tap into city sewers. Now, the owners will have the choice of tying in. More>>

Richmond County Sheriff's Office Cracks Down On Illegal Signs Video included

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It's been an issue in Augusta for years. They're eyesores, for sure, but they're also illegal, and on this illegal activity the Richmond County Sheriff's Office is conducting a crack down. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola explains.

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Annual United Way Of The CSRA Meeting Held Tuesday Video included

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Several area superheroes came together Tuesday to raise money for a good cause. More>>

Update: Augusta Plant To Expand, Add New Jobs Video included

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Tuesday morning, it was announced that a new specialty polymers unit will be built at the Solvay Specialty Polymers site in Augusta. More>>

Information Sought Concerning 2013 Aiken County Homicide

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The Aiken County Sheriff's Office, along with Lexington County Sheriff's Office, is seeking help from citizens in receiving information on a 2013 death investigation. More>>

Black Ice May Be Possible In The CSRA Tuesday Night

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The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement for the possibility of black ice Tuesday night across the CSRA. More>>

SAY WHAT? Couple Saves Puppy Found Frozen To The Ground

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A Greenbrier, Tennessee couple is credited with saving a puppy's life Tuesday morning after they found the dog frozen to the ground. More>>

PHOTOS: "Dancing With The Stars" 10th Anniversary Cast Revealed

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Show producers are promising that this season of “Dancing With The Stars” will be filled with surprises as they celebrate the last ten years on the air.
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Quick Cook w/Karin Calloway: Baked Ricotta Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

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I love spaghetti and meatballs, but I don't always have a whole Sunday afternoon to spend over the stove, browning meatballs and simmering up a homemade marinara sauce. So, I've streamlined the idea into this week's Baked Ricotta Meatballs in Marinara Sauce.
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WJBF EXTRA: GRU Medical Students Create Rap Music Video And CD To Help Young Cancer Patients, Families Video included

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WJBF News Channel 6 photojournalist Mark Gaskins takes us behind the scenes of the filming of a rap music video created by GRU medical students to help young cancer patients and their families. More>>

SAY WHAT? Columbia, South Carolina Couple Makes Million Dollar Discovery

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A Columbia, South Carolina woman got quite a surprise Monday when she checked a Powerball® ticket that's been in her purse for weeks. The ticket was worth $1 million. More>>

Do Unto Others...

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One Massachusetts woman is not sitting still while snow-covered sidewalks need shoveling.This tenacious woman, who navigates icy streets in a wheelchair, is inspiring others to help make their community safe. More>>

Columbia County Man Arrested, Accused Of Having Sex With 15-Year-Old Boy

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that a 57-year-old Columbia County man has been arrested by Columbia County Sheriff's Office deputies and charged with Aggravated Child Molestation. More>>

North Augusta Teens Arrested for Car Vandalism

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Three North Augusta teens have been arrested and accused of vandalizing several cars.
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Clock is Ticking for Georgia Woman on Death Row

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Time is running out for Georgia's only female death row inmate.
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Wreck on Jefferson Davis Highway

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Aiken County deputies are on the way to an accident. Injuries are reported. More>>

6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

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6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day. More>>

Savannah Selling St. Patrick's Parking Spaces In Advance

Savannah Selling St. Patrick's Parking Spaces In Advance

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If you're planning to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Savannah next month, City Hall is selling reserved parking spaces more than two weeks in advance of the sprawling festival and parade.
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Complete List of School Closings and Delays for WJBF Viewing Area

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The following schools are closed or delayed Tuesday, February 24th:Georgia:Jenkins County Schools--ClosedSouth Carolina:Barnwell County Schools--2 hour delay (Staff report by 9:15 AM; Students report by 9:55 AM)Barnwell Academy--2 hour delay More>>

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The national weather service issued a winter weather advisory for parts of the CSRA. News Channel 6 spoke with Columbia and Richmond County officials to see how they're preparing.

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Fighting & winning her Leukemia Fight

Cancer Answer : Heather Banister winning her battle with Leukemia Video included

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One woman is being called a "miracle" after being told she didn't have long to live. She's a Leukemia survivor who's thriving and sharing her story with News Channel 6's Kimberely Scott.While many across the CSRA were braving the cold during the ice storm of 2014, Heather Banister had to bravely face her diagnosis, "I was diagnosed with leukemia. The worst kind of leukemia, they said that there was no cure." After 5 days of no heat, she thought she had a cold, only to find out it was somethin... More>>

Music Breaking the color barrier

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In 1965, the Voting Rights Act made headlines and bands that played to integrated audiences were topping the charts. News Channel Six's Kimberely Scott - takes a look at how music influenced a movement. "Music it's said to be the universal language, never has a generation been defined by its beats more than the 1960's.It was a time filled with great discoveries, creativity and foot stomping tunes."Danny Ray - Entertainer, "you know during this time, a lot of things were going on you know. Int... More>>

Locals remember significant times in their lives

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Every life is different and every person has a perspective. In this installment of Augusta remembers the Voting Rights Act of 1965.....Kimberely Scott talks to many who remember how things were in the 60's."I am Dr. Joseph Hobbs I am Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regions University." Grady Abrams - retired teacher, Laney High School, "I taught at Laney from 61 to 65, at that time we were still under segregation, so our dreams and ho... More>>

Nation Deals With Rough Winter Weather

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As the CSRA gets set for a possible wintry mix, other parts of the country have it much, much worse. Watch this story to find out how winter weather is hitting hard. Also, a reminder to watch Good Morning Augusta beginning at 4:30am Tuesday for continuous weather coverage to start your day.ABC's Marci Gonzalez reports. More>>

Community Loses a Compassionate Leader in Patsy Skinner Video included

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Community loses a compassionate leader in Patsy Skinner. More>>

Increase in Firearms Found at Augusta Regional Airport Video included

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A loaded gun was found last in a passenger's luggage going through the security checkpoint last week. More>>

Remembering the first time at the polls

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As News Channel 6 continues to celebrate Black History Month, today we take a look at those impacted by the Voting Rights Act of 1965. News Channel 6's Kimberely Scott talks to local officials about what they remember.Kim, "Fighting for the right to vote is one thing, actually doing it is another story.but recognizing the purpose, opens the flood gates memories for so many."Dr. James Carter - Local Historian, "During the time that blacks were disfranchised, blacks could not vote periodDr. Lee... More>>

Every Vote Counts

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The 15th Amendment gave all citizens the right to vote in 1870.The 1965 voting Rights Act added to that by making it illegal to have poll taxes and literacy tests.News Channel Six's Kimberely Scott sat down with those who say are beneficiaries of the Act. In the 1960's, the landscape of elected officials in the CSRA looked very different than it does in 2015. If you think your vote doesn't count, those who currently hold positions say they wouldn't have them if supporters had not gone to the ... More>>

An Augusta man is Charged with Child Molestation and Child Pornography

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The Columbia County Sheriff's Office charged Randy Mercer with child molestation, child pornography and enticing a child for indecent purposes.

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Update on 6: Burke County Teacher Arrested

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A Burke County Teacher turned himself in Saturday night after The Burke County Sheriff's Office released a warrant for his arrest. This is the teacher's second time in trouble with deputies in the 3 years.

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Winter Weather Advisory for Part of WJBF Viewing Area; School Closings Announced

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The National Weather Service in Columbia, S.C. has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for part of the News Channel 6 viewing area for early Tuesday morning into Tuesday afternoon.The advisory runs from 4AM until 4PM Tuesday. In our viewing area, it includes the Counties of Columbia, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Burke, Jenkins and Screven in Georgia. Also included are Aiken, Barnwell and Allendale Counties in South Carolina.Jenkins County Schools have been cancelled for Tuesday.The National Weat... More>>

GRU Cancer Center Unveils c-CARE Initiative

GRU Cancer Center Unveils c-CARE Initiative

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Georgia Regents University Cancer Center unveiled a new initiative on Monday to help reduce cancer among minorities. A concept that's been in the making for more than a year is finally coming to life. The c-CARE initiative, which stands for cancer-Community Awareness Access Research and Education, is a way for the community to get involved with fighting cancer before it even hits. "A lot of times we are focused on the clinical aspects of the disease, managing it after it's occurred, hopefu... More>>

6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

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6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day. More>>

A Mother's cry for Help to find her Missing son Video included

Timothy Wade Jaskiewicz went missing on Monday. Timothy Wade Jaskiewicz went missing on Monday.
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Tim Jaskiewicz went missing from Apollo Beach, GA on Monday, February 16th. Law Enforcement says he was visiting a friend when he disappeared.

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New "Community Cards" to Track Services for the Needy

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A new system to better help the poor and homeless in the CSRA is about to launch at the Salvation Army. The organization is in the process of printing ID cards to track how many services each person uses on a daily basis. A quick scan is all it takes for a number of services to be counted. The picture ID is called a "Community Card" will be given to each person who walks through the doors at the Salvation Army. It's all a part of a new system called "Compass Rose" that compiles data from ever... More>>

Richmond County Schools to Host Forum Sunday Video included

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The Richmond County School System is hosting a forum to bring educators and the community together. More>>

Saluda Man Charged in Assault on State Trooper Video included

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SC Law Enforcement officials charged a man with assault and battery on Saturday in connection with a February 14th traffic stop in Lexington County.

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GMA Sunday Headlines: February 22, 2015 Video included

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WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA. More>>

Organizers Gear Up for GRU Augusta Half Marathon and 10K

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Augusta, GA - The Sports Fanatic 5K kicked off for the first time Saturday morning... More>>

Ft. Gordon Soldiers Honored During GRU Military Appreciation Week

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It may have been hard to spot your friends in the sea of camouflage at Saturday's GRU Men's Basketball Game. Around 1,000 Fort Gordon soldiers cheered the Jaguars on during GRU's Military Appreciation Week. The Soldier's Creed is just one of the many parts of the job that the public got to see up-close at the GRU "Salute Game." "This type of event really allows us to show what the sacrifices are of military members and allows the community to show their appreciation for that, but it also al... More>>

Pentagon Chief: US Considering Slowing Exit from Afghanistan

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the United States is considering slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this year and next More>>

Spacewalking Astronauts Turn Cable Guys in 1st of 3 Jobs

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Two space station astronauts have stepped out on a spacewalk to perform some tricky cable work. More>>

Restaurants to Face Off in Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Competition Video included

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It's that time of the year. Girl Scout cookie time and this year, some restaurants are getting in on the fun More>>

GMA Saturday Headlines: February 21, 2015 Video included

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WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA. More>>

Salvation Army Celebrates International Corporate Philanthropy Day Monday

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Feb. 23 is International Corporate Philanthropy Day, which raises awareness about the role of  corporate-community partnerships and to inspire further involvement among businesses.
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Man Accused Of Child Molestation Denied Bond

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A Grovetown man accused of child molestation -- Chad Stefani -- made his first court appearance before a Columbia County judge Friday.
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Senator David Perdue Highlights Strategic Partnership With Israel, Meets With Prime Minister Netanyahu

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U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) traveled to Israel this week and met with Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Former Pharmacy Technician Sentenced After Plea Deal

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Former pharmacy technician, Romesha Striggles, reaches a plea deal for obtaining painkillers that were sold illegally. More>>

Assistance Requested In Search For Missing Pregnant Woman

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The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing pregnant woman, believed to be in possible danger.
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Public Assistance Needed to Identify Suspect In 2014 Aiken County Burglary Video included

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The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is asking for the assistance from the public in identifying a suspect from a September 2014 burglary. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Driver Charged After Crashing Car Through Fence At Daniel Field

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We have learned more information on an Friday incident involving a car crashing through a fence at Daniel Field Airport. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr. Announces Call To Amend Augusta Charter

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Friday, at a press conference, Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr. announced a call to action for the citizens of Augusta to initiate change in Augusta's form of government. More>>

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden: February 19, 2015

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There's always something to do at the Riverbanks Zoo Gardens in Columbia, South Carolina.
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Woman Sharing Story of Death and Revival Across CSRA Video included

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A woman died a few years ago, but came back to life. Evans Elementary School Principal Naesha Parks is sharing her story of revival in the CSRA. The Columbia County educator is a miracle. She found herself dead on an operating table at a young age, but she said it was all predestined by God to help others. “I'm very sick. You have to call 911,” Parks said back in June of 2008. Those were the last words Parks said to her friend shortly after having lunch at McDonald's. More>>

Georgia's Only Female Death Row Inmate Orders Large Last Meal

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The only woman on death row in Georgia has ordered up a large last meal. More>>

Traffic Changes for GRU Augusta Half Marathon/10K Route

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The GRU Augusta Half Marathon and 10K races on Sunday and a 5K and family fun run on Saturday will affect traffic in Richmond County on February 21 and 22. More>>

DEVELOPING ON 6: Bond Set For Augusta Man Accused In Girlfriend's Death

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that bond has been set for a man who is accused in his girlfriend's death after she was assaulted at Maxwell House Apartments. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Highway 278 In Aiken County Re-Opened After 18-Wheeler Overturned Video included

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We have learned that U.S. Highway 278 is now back open after an 18-wheeler overturned early Friday morning. More>>

Battle of Aiken Starts Today Video included

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Today area schools are invited to attend a reenactment of the Battle of Aiken. More>>

Murder Suspect Goes to Court

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An accused killer heads to court today. Robert Cavistan is charged with killing his mother in November, then torching their home. More>>

6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

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6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day. More>>

10 Below Zero: Baby Delivered in Car Survives

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On a bitterly cold night, with the temperature about 10-below, a Wisconsin family welcomed their third child into the world- in a parking lot. More>>

Mayor Hardie Davis Talks with District 7

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Mayor Hardie Davies held Office Hours at Jason's Deli on Washington Road next to the new Whole Foods store. People in District 7 had a chance to stop in and enjoy a snack while telling the mayor about ways they think the city can improve. "They certainly are interested in what's going to happen from a storm water fee perspective. That's really what's ruling the day. Folks are looking forward to having a very broad conversation about how we implement that, what the effects will be to their poc... More>>

Brad Means Does My Job: Printer

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Phoenix Printing has been a part of our community for generations.Owner Jeff Hadden says, "Our business was started around 1876. It's just been in a few families."Jeff Hadden is following in his father's footsteps at Phoenix. It's a busy place"We're like one big family," he says. "We run 6 days a week, two shifts a day. We just react to the community's needs in printing. We're very community oriented and love to give back to this community."From the team that takes your order,To the folks who... More>>

Family Talks About GBI Crime Lab Body Mixup Video included

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An Augusta family is being forced to re-open old wounds because of a mixup at the GBI Crime Lab. WJBF News Channel 6's Mike Miller explains. More>>

Local Doctors May Soon Have A Drug To Treat "Superbug" Video included

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The 'Superbug', also known as CRE, may be to blame for the deaths of 2 patients in California. Doctors at GRU say they may soon have an antibiotic that can treat this deadly infection. WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter has the story.
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Dogs Rescued By Augusta Firefighters

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that 3 dogs were rescued from a fire that broke out on Mill Street, in Augusta, Thursday. More>>

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  • When Social Media Takes Over Your Family

    When Social Media Takes Over Your Family

    Thursday, February 26 2015 5:51 PM EST2015-02-26 22:51:54 GMT

    News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter digs deeper into the world of social media and when it becomes too much for teens to handle. She takes questions from parents to a specialist to see what the best way to balance social media is.

    News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter digs deeper into the world of social media and when it becomes too much for teens to handle. She takes questions from parents to a specialist to see what the best way to balance social media is.

  • WJBF EXTRA: GRU Medical Students Create Rap Music Video And CD To Help Young Cancer Patients, Families

    WJBF EXTRA: GRU Medical Students Create Rap Music Video And CD To Help Young Cancer Patients, Families

    Tuesday, February 24 2015 2:11 PM EST2015-02-24 19:11:43 GMT
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    WJBF News Channel 6 photojournalist Mark Gaskins takes us behind the scenes of the filming of a rap music video created by GRU medical students to help young cancer patients and their families.
    WJBF News Channel 6 photojournalist Mark Gaskins takes us behind the scenes of the filming of a rap music video created by GRU medical students to help young cancer patients and their families.
  • Complete List of School Closings and Delays for WJBF Viewing Area

    Complete List of School Closings and Delays for WJBF Viewing Area

    Monday, February 23 2015 11:23 PM EST2015-02-24 04:23:23 GMT
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    The following schools are closed or delayed Tuesday, February 24th:Georgia:Jenkins County Schools--ClosedSouth Carolina:Barnwell County Schools--2 hour delay (Staff report by 9:15 AM; Students report by 9:55 AM)Barnwell Academy--2 hour delay
    The following schools are closed or delayed Tuesday, February 24th:Georgia:Jenkins County Schools--ClosedSouth Carolina:Barnwell County Schools--2 hour delay (Staff report by 9:15 AM; Students report by 9:55 AM)Barnwell Academy--2 hour delay
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  • CONSUMER ALERT: Lawsuit Claims Beneful Dog Food Kills Pets

    CONSUMER ALERT: Lawsuit Claims Beneful Dog Food Kills Pets

    Thursday, February 26 2015 4:38 PM EST2015-02-26 21:38:59 GMT
    PHOTO: An undated photo from Nestle Purina shows some of the Beneful dog food product line. (Credit: Nestle Purina)PHOTO: An undated photo from Nestle Purina shows some of the Beneful dog food product line. (Credit: Nestle Purina)
    A new lawsuit claims that Beneful dog food may be killing its customers' four-legged friends.
    A new lawsuit claims that Beneful dog food may be killing its customers' four-legged friends.
  • More U.S. Army Cyber-Related Missions, Jobs Coming To Georgia

    More U.S. Army Cyber-Related Missions, Jobs Coming To Georgia

    Thursday, February 26 2015 11:34 AM EST2015-02-26 16:34:19 GMT
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    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that more U.S. Army cyber-related missions are coming to the state of Georgia.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that more U.S. Army cyber-related missions are coming to the state of Georgia.
  • Genius Bars In Apple Stores May Get Major Overhaul

    Genius Bars In Apple Stores May Get Major Overhaul

    Thursday, February 26 2015 11:16 AM EST2015-02-26 16:16:17 GMT
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    The Genius Bars in Apple Stores are about to get a big makeover.
    The Genius Bars in Apple Stores are about to get a big makeover.
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