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Deputies Checking Up On Sex Offenders During Halloween

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Local law enforcement agencies want to make sure your children are enjoying Halloween and staying safe.
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Keep your Kids Safe This Halloween Video included

Law enforcement gives tips on how to have a safe halloween. Law enforcement gives tips on how to have a safe halloween.
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Kids all over the CSRA will be out trick-or-treating tonight, and law enforcement has a message all parents are going to want to hear.

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Suspect Wanted In Thomson Bank Robbery

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The McDuffie County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are asking for help from our viewers in locating a Thomson, Georgia bank robbery suspect. More>>

WATCH LIVE: Aquinas Faces Lincoln County On GAME NIGHT LIVE Friday Night

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In the this week's installment of GAME NIGHT LIVE, Aquinas High School's travel to Lincolnton, Georgia to take on Lincoln County High School's Red Devils. More>>

Patients Trick Or Treat At Children's Hospital Of Georgia Video included

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Finally this noon...patients at Children's Hospital of Georgia got a a chance to trick or treat this morning.
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Riverbanks Zoo & Garden: October 30, 2014

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Susan O'Cain from the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia stopped by WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon and talked with our Chris Kane.
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Adopt-A-Pet: October 29, 2014

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Heartsong Animal Rescue appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on October 29th.
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Utah Family's Death Stumps Investigators And Relatives

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Police have been baffled by the unsolved death of a family of five found inside their home near Salt Lake City.Relatives of Benjamin and Kristi Strack found the couple and their three children dead inside the master bedroom of their home in Springville, Utah, Sept. 27, according to police search warrants. More>>

Allen and Barrow Face Off In A Bid For Your Vote Video included

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There was no shortage of finger pointing during our Conversation With The Candidates Thursday night. Republican candidate, Rick Allen, and Rep. John Barrow joined Brad Means to talk about their run for Congress.
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Trooper Ambush Suspect In Court After Long Manhunt

(AP Photo/The Scranton Times & Tribune, Jason Farmer). State troopers escort Eric Matthew Frein from the Blooming Grove barracks early Friday Oct. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/The Scranton Times & Tribune, Jason Farmer). State troopers escort Eric Matthew Frein from the Blooming Grove barracks early Friday Oct. 31, 2014.
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Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" at the suspect in a fatal ambush on a Pennsylvania state police barracks as troopers led him from his first court appearance Friday following a grueling seven-week manhunt. More>>

6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go Video included

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

Washington Police Fund Battle Settled Video included

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The City of Washington and the former police chief settled on a legal battle to determine the fate of a private police fund that helped give needy kids a Christmas.The confusion started when the City of Washington disbanded its police department in July. Court documents state that's when the police department's budget was reduced to zero and the city sought to take over the annual children's Christmas toy program. More>>

Rick Allen, Congressman John Barrow Sit Down For A "Conversation With The Candidates" Video included

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Our Brad Mans hosts a "Conversation With The Candidates" with Congressman John Barrow and his challenger, Rick Allen.
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Augusta Canal Authority Uncovers Blast From The Past Video included

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A cleanup at Sibley Mill uncovers an explosive piece of history. More>>

WJBF EXTRA: Senator Saxby Chambliss Discusses Cyber Command Coming To Fort Gordon Video included

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The eyes of the nation's leaders are on the CSRA these days. Fort Gordon and the entire community are already seeing a big impact from the relocation of the U.S. Army's Cyber Command to our area. Our Brad Means talked to Georgia's senior Senator Saxby Chambliss about what this all means, and how we got picked in a WJBF News Channel 6 EXTRA report. More>>

Ballot Question Would Allow Raffles in SC Video included

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Amendment 1 on the SC ballot asks voters whether they want to change the state constitution to allow nonprofit groups to hold raffles as fundraisers. The money would have to be used for charitable, religious, or educational purposes.
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Former Glascock County Deputy Facing Criminal Charges

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There are new details about a Glascock County Sheriff's Office deputy who was under investigation for an oath of office violation. More>>

North Augusta Woman Protesting Project Jackson Video included

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Another North Augusta homeowner is speaking out about Project Jackson. Tammy Luke is organizing a protest of the proposed $170 million dollar development because she says it will hurt the city's natural scenery.
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Governor Nathan Deal Comes to Pizza Joint to talk Politics Video included

Governor Nathan Deal stops by Evans Pizza Joint. Governor Nathan Deal stops by Evans Pizza Joint.
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Governor Nathan Deal making his last stops on the campaign trail before Tuesday's election day. He visited with supporters at the Pizza Joint in Evans, alongside other Republican candidates running in the election.

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CSRA Safe Trick-Or-Treating

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We have compiled a list of trick-or-treating spots for your little one to do so safely. More>>

Voters Must Prepare for Ballot Questions Video included

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Voters will head to the polls in less than a week and some people may already have decided who they want to vote for to represent them. Selecting an elected official is not the only responsibility voters have when casting a ballot. Voters will also be responsible for answering ballot questions.These questions are not your typical sentences rather they are complex and filled with many words. More>>

Urgent Need For "Baby Blood" Donors In The CSRA

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Shepeard Community Blood Center is putting out the call for CMV negative blood (baby blood) donors, for a baby at a CSRA hospital who desperately needs that blood type. More>>

Thomson Shooting Death Being investigated As A Homicide

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a Wednesday shooting in Thomson, Georgia is being treated as a homicide by investigators. More>>

Augusta Fire Department Shift Commander Returns Purple Heart To Missing Soldier's Family

Photo of Augusta Fire Department Shift Commander Ivan Bolgla with the Purple Heart medal he purchased at an auction in Aiken (Credit: Dee Griffin/Augusta Fire Department) Photo of Augusta Fire Department Shift Commander Ivan Bolgla with the Purple Heart medal he purchased at an auction in Aiken (Credit: Dee Griffin/Augusta Fire Department)
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An Augusta Fire Department Shift Commander who is always searching for medals to add to his collection found a special one that will be awarded to a missing World War II soldier's family. More>>

Terminally Ill Woman Fulfills Bucket-List Wish

In this Oct. 21, 2014, Brittany Maynard and her husband Dan Diaz pose at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The 29-year-old terminally ill woman has fulfilled a wish on her bucket list: visiting the Grand Canyon. Maynard, who has advanced brain ca In this Oct. 21, 2014, Brittany Maynard and her husband Dan Diaz pose at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The 29-year-old terminally ill woman has fulfilled a wish on her bucket list: visiting the Grand Canyon. Maynard, who has advanced brain ca
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A 29-year-old terminally ill woman who plans to take her life under Oregon's death-with-dignity law has fulfilled a wish on her bucket list.
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TSA Discovers Loaded Firearm In Augusta Regional Airport Passenger's Carry-On Bag

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Agents with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) discovered a loaded firearm at a Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) checkpoint Thursday. More>>

Georgia Sex Offenders On Parole Are Prohibited From Halloween Activities

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Sex offenders under parole supervision in Georgia again this year will be subjected to increased supervision and they won't be allowed to participate in Halloween related events. More>>

Superintendent Speaks out About the Pledge of Allegiance Policy in Schools Video included

Grovetown student claims he was threatened for refusing the stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Grovetown student claims he was threatened for refusing the stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
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News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter, first told you about the Grovetown High School student who claims he was threatened after he refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Margaret-Ann brought the issue to the head of the Columbia County school system, and she says the Pledge has never been a problem in her schools.

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Georgia Teacher Removed From Classroom Over Ebola Fear

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According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a Newton County teacher has been removed from the classroom after her spouse's return from an African country affected by the Ebola virus. More>>

Doctors Hospital Activates Ebola Protocol

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Doctors Hospital had to go into "Ebola mode" on Wednesday. More>>

Sexy Ebola Nurse Halloween Costumes Causing Controversy

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Some websites are selling the "Sexy Ebola Containment Suit" Halloween costume, or the "Sexy Ebola Nurse" costume, which is causing controversy for some people.
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Apple CEO Cook Comes Out: 'I'm Proud To Be Gay'

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Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, announcing that he is gay in a column in Bloomberg Businessweek.
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Giants Win World Series 2014 Video included

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Former Augusta Green Jacket, Madison Bumgarner turned in one of the all-time greatest pitching performance in World Series history.
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Audit Says SC Dept. of Ed. Not Following State Law on Lottery Money Video included

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Where SC Education Lottery money is really going.
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Former GreenJacket Bumgarner Carries Giants to World Series Title

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Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons. More>>

Military Jet Crashes, Kills Pilot

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The Associated Press is reporting a military jet has crashed into a field near a naval base in Southern California. killing the pilot. The plane crashed near the city of Port Hueneme, about 65 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

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UPDATED ON 6: Suspects In Aiken Shooting Identified

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The Aiken Department of Public Safety (ADPS) has issued arrest warrants for two suspects in connection to a shooting in Aiken that happened Tuesday near the intersection of York Street and Edgefield Avenue. More>>

Infant Mortality Rate Dropping

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Public health officials say South Carolina's infant mortality rate is at its lowest point in decades. Department of Health and Environmental Control director Catherine Templeton said Wednesday that the state's rate of babies dying before their first birthday in 2013 was 6.9 deaths per 1,000 babies born. That's down from 7.6 deaths per 1,000 births in 2012. Templeton says the latest numbers represent a 25 percent decrease from 2005, when infant mortality in the state was 9.5 percent. Officials... More>>

UPS Gearing Up For Huge Holiday Season

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UPS expects to deliver more than 34 million packages on the busiest day of the holiday season, double the amount on a normal day. The Atlanta company expects the peak day to be Monday, Dec. 22. UPS forecast Wednesday that it will handle 585 million packages in December, 11 percent more than the same month last year. Rival FedEx expects a busy holiday season too, with December shipments up 8.8 percent from last year. More>>

Hephzibah Couple Arrested After Toddlers Found Living In Roach-Infested Home

Mug shots of 28-year-old Demikel Odonta Cooper and 26-year-old Tiffany Shawntress Lee, who have been charged with Deprivation of a Minor. (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office) Mug shots of 28-year-old Demikel Odonta Cooper and 26-year-old Tiffany Shawntress Lee, who have been charged with Deprivation of a Minor. (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
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A 28-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman have been arrested and charged after a 4-year-old and 15-month-old were found in a roach-infested home in Hephzibah.
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Mitt Romney Visits Augusta To Support David Perdue Video included

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2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney spoke to a packed crowd of Augustans on Wednesday about U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue and U.S. House candidate Rick Allen. More>>

South Carolina's Infant Mortality Rate Drops to Record Low

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New data released Wednesday by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) shows a significant reduction in South Carolina's infant mortality rate. More>>

More Progress on Phase Two of Mullins Crossing

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You may have noticed a large clearing next to Mullins Crossing on Washington Road. Owners of the Target-anchored plaza are now working on opening a second phase of Mullins Crossing. With a booming population in Columbia County, there is more room for growth on the retail end and the need for job opportunities. The Mullins brothers are tapping into the county's resources, and after a lull in development, are well on th... More>>

Family Y Cuts Ribbon ON New Field House Video included

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It was a big evening at Augusta's Family Y Monday, October 20th. More>>

Shades of Love: The Interview

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A new play will debut next week at the imperial theater. Several local actors appear in the production. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Child Shooting In Aiken County Ruled Accidental

Photo from the scene where a child was shot Monday afternoon on Nautilus Street, in Aiken County (Credit: Dominic Lee/WJBF) Photo from the scene where a child was shot Monday afternoon on Nautilus Street, in Aiken County (Credit: Dominic Lee/WJBF)
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Investigators with the Aiken County Sheriff's Office have ruled the shooting involving an 11-year-old child, that occurred Monday in Aiken County, to be accidental. More>>

DSM Announces New Polymerization Plant, Jobs In Augusta

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An Augusta industrial company has announced plans to expand its operation in Augusta, which will bring new jobs to the CSRA. More>>

UGA's Todd Gurley Suspended 4 Games By The NCAA; School To Appeal

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The NCAA has ruled that Georgia star running back Todd Gurley must sit out until November 15th for accepting more than $3,000 for autographed memorabilia and other items over a two-year period. More>>

Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Director Announces Resignation

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center director Robert Hamilton has announced his plans to resign from the position. More>>

TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic Slowed On I-20 In Aiken County Due To Tractor-Trailer Fire

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WJBF News Channel 6 has a traffic alert to tell you about, if you're traveling westbound on I-20 in Aiken County. More>>

A Hotel Takes A New Approach To Promote Breast Cancer Awareness Video included

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And some women in North Dakota may need some new under-wear!
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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>>

Volunteers Needed for Christmas at Hopelands Garden

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Aiken Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department is looking for volunteers to work the 23rd Annual Christmas in Hopelands event.
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PHOTOS: NASA rocket explodes on launch

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An unmanned NASA rocket has exploded during its launch from a Virginia facility. More>>

Hundreds ROAR for Better Civic Community Video included

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Election Day may be around the corner, but hundreds of people rallied in hopes of getting people more civic minded all year long. The group cried out for America to change and they believe there is only one way for that to take place; by every one becoming more engaged in how governmentworks .Morriss Communicationssponsored Renaissancee of American Responsibility or ROAR in hopes of getting more people to know what is goingonionn their government." More>>

Audit Says SC Education Lottery Should Change Its Regulations Video included

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An audit released Tuesday of the South Carolina Education Lottery says the lottery has not changed its regulations to make sure it doesn't sell scratch-off tickets after the top prizes for those games have already been won. More>>

Governor Talks Ebola Procedures

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says travelers who arrive in Atlanta from a country affected by Ebola who show no symptoms will be screened and dealt with in one of three ways. Travelers who are not health workers but who have had direct contact with a person infected with Ebola will be placed in a quarantine facility to be monitored. Health care workers who have been treating Ebola patients but show no symptoms will be closely monitored by state health officials using video or home visits. Travele... More>>

Golden Apple: Mandy Lowe

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Mandy Lowe got her Golden Apple in front of the entire school. And that's fitting since she's the assistant principal here. She gave up a career in the classroom to get a new perspective."You see everything. You see the whole picture of the school," she says. "In your classroom, you see those students and making progress for those students. When you step out you see, oh we have all of these children that must grow that must gain the education and knowledge for that year to move on."But this f... More>>

SRS Heritage Foundation, Aiken County and SRNS Cut Ribbon at SRS History Museum

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Officials from the SRS Heritage Foundation, Aiken County and SRNS gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch the new SRS Museum.
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Baby Wipes Recalled Due To Bacterial Contamination

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Nutek Disposables of Pennsylvania has issued a voluntary recall for its baby wipes because some packages may contain a bacteria that's often resistant to common antibiotics. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: GBI Now Heading Up Richmond County Sheriff's Office Steroid Use Investigation Video included

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned more information on the investigation into steroid use by employees of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. More>>

Pennsylvania firm recalls chicken products sold nationwide due to staphylococcal enterotoxin contamination

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Alerting Georgians To Chicken Products Recall

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Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some breaded chicken products that have been distributed in Georgia, because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Staphylococcal enterotoxin. More>>

The Partridge Inn Closing for Renovations

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Sunday brunch at the Partridge Inn is off the menu this week. The Partridge Inn will close Sunday to undergo a $6 million makeover.The property was purchased in June and will be operated by an Atlanta-based hospitality company.Even though the previous owner completed a full restoration in 2005, the new owner wants to add modern day standards and services. All is set to be complete before Augusta's largest event begins... More>>

Football Coach Reunites With Birth Mom During Game Video included

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Anyone watching Tucker High School Assistant Football Coach Robby Gilbert in action will see a man in full.
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3rd Annual Goodwill EmployABILITY Job Fair

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Goodwill will be holding third annual EmployABILITY Job Fair Wednesday, October 29th.
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ENDING SOON: Early Registration For 2014 Turkey Trot

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News Channel 6 is teaming up with The Salvation Army for the Turkey Trot 5k/10k and fun run.
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Trick-Or-Treating To Be Held At Aiken County Sheriff's Office

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The Aiken County Sheriff's Office invites all elementary aged children to dress in their costume and visit the Sheriff's Office on October 31st for some tricks and lots of treats. More>>

GRU Offering Non-Food Halloween Party Without Candy

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Georgia Regents University will be hosting its annual Non-Food Halloween Festival on Thursday, October 30th. More>>

Halloween Driving Safety Tips

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Help protect trick-or-treaters by following these driving safety tips on Halloween, or on the night your community hosts Halloween activities. More>>

Halloween Safety: Take the Fright out of Halloween Night!

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The Palmetto Poison Center has information on how to keep your children safe this Halloween. More>>

Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Top $100 Million

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Both Tuesday night's Mega Millions and Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot have topped $100 million. More>>

6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go Video included

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

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter In Augusta Tuesday

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One week from today, Voters in Georgia and South Carolina will go to the polls. More>>

Lady Antebellum, Friends Sing for Charity Video included

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Lady Antebellum stars Charles Kelley and David Haywood and country music star Josh Kelley brought several friends to the CSRA to raise money for charity. Before they played tunes at the Lady A Pavilion at Evans Towne Center Park, they played a little golf this morning at Champion's Retreat.The inaugural Kelley Brothers Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament brought together some of the biggest names in music and sports, including artists Jake Owen and Kip Moore More>>

John Barrow at the Ballot Box Video included

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Congressman John Barrow has exercised his right to vote. Barrow voted Monday at the Richmond County Board of Elections. More>>

Artists Invited to "Deck the Walls" at Kroc Center

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The Kroc Center of Augusta is accepting applications from artists for its holiday art market. Submissions are due by Saturday, November 1, 2014.
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Daylight Saving Time Sleep Tips

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This year Daylight Saving Time ends on November 2nd at 2:00 am and the clocks will "fall back" one hour.
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Financial Help For Medical Students

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The College of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina is putting together a scholarship campaign to help students pay the rising cost of a medical education. The campaign announced this month seeks to raise $20 million over three years and is the first in the history of the college which opened its doors back in 1824. MUSC says that students are paying 6,500 percent more for a medical education than in 1970. Back then, the cost of medical school tuition was about $500 a year. To... More>>

Atlanta Toddler Shot

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Police say they've made an arrest in a shooting that left a 1-year-old boy wounded in southeast Atlanta. Police said Monday that the 17-year-old suspect was arrested overnight and faces charges that include aggravated assault and aggravated battery. Witnesses told police that a group of males were chasing some other males, shooting at them, in the parking lot of an apartment complex Saturday night. Police say the child was in the arms of a relative when he was struck in the arm by gunfire. No... More>>

Lady Antebellum & Friends Concert

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Evans, Georgia's own Lady Antebellum is in town Monday, and they will be performing in concert at the Lady A Pavilion at Evans Town Center Park. More>>

Two of SC’s U.S. Senate Candidates Debate for First Time Video included

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With just over a week to go until Election Day, US Senate candidates from South Carolina Lindsey Graham and Brad Hutto met for the first time Monday to talk about the issues. They spoke at a forum in Columbia sponsored by the state Chamber of Commerce.
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Augusta Commissioners Debate Office Space As Costs Rise On Municipal Building Renovation Video included

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It's late in the game, but some Augusta Commissioners want to move the new office for the City Administrator to space next to the Mayor. But, the Mayor-elect says that space is needed for his staff. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story. More>>

Augusta Commission Wants New Committee To "Tweak" Animal Ordinance

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Augusta Commissioners want to move forward with the stalled animal ordinance by forming a committee of qualified citizens to go over the proposed regulations. More>>

PHOTOS: Lava From Hawaii Volcano Eruption Makes Steady Advance

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Officials say molten lava from a Hawaii volcano has been flowing steadily in an area where residents have been warned they might have to evacuate their homes. More>>

One-Cent Sales Tax Could Bring Millions to Schools Video included

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Voters in Aiken County will have a chance to give the school system a boost next week. There will be a new one-cent sales tax option on the ballot. If approved, the one-cent sales tax will help generate the funding needed to update schools.This isn't the first time this type of tax was put on the ballot. A referendum to raise property taxes failed in 2010. The only funding source right now for Aiken County Schools is ... More>>

More aggressive monitoring procedures will help state manage risks of disease, protect citizens

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal Issues New Policy For Travelers From Ebola-Affected Countries

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Monday, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced that Georgia will increase Ebola monitoring for all in-bound travelers from affected countries. More>>

Pretrial Hearings Scheduled For Man Accused Of Killing Aiken Public Safety Officer

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the man accused of killing Aiken Department of Public Safety officer Scotty Richardson is scheduled to appear in court this week. More>>

BREAKING ON 6: Crash On Wheeler Road Backs Up Traffic

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Traffic is once again flowing on Wheeler Road after a lunchtime crash slowed traffic for awhile. More>>

Encouraging Americans To Become More Involved Citizens Video included

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It was John F. Kennedy that once said, “Ask what you can do for your country.” ROAR, or Renaissance of American Responsibility, is hoping to get more Americans to answer that call. Fewer and fewer Americans are involved and knowledgeable about our legislative system in the United States.
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Less Than Three Months To Go And Mayor Copenhaver Isn't Slowing Down Video included

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Many say that at this point in his term, Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver is a lame duck, but he's not kicking back during his final months in office. He sees plenty of work that still needs to be done, and even admits that although he'll no longer be mayor come January, he's still a citizen of Augusta.
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Determining What Kind Of Investor You Are Video included

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With all of the volatility in the financial markets over the past month or so, I think that it's a good time for people to get back to the basics and remember what type of investor they are. I believe that investors fall into three broad categories: the long-term investor, the trader, and the speculator.
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UPDATED ON 6: Arrest Made In Parwood Road Shooting Video included

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A 70-year-old man is behind bars after deputies say he shot another person on Friday night. More>>

Fire Sale: Why Amazon's Much-Hyped Phone Flopped

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Amazon's much-hyped Fire phone didn't even create a spark in the smartphone market. More>>

Plant Vogtle To Conduct Emergency Siren Test Thursday, November 6th

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The Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (Plant Vogtle) will conduct the annual test of its emergency notification system Thursday, November 6th, beginning about 7:00 p.m. More>>

Gia Soriano, Teen Wounded in Washington School Shooting, Dies

Gia Soriano (Photo Courtesy of ABC News) Gia Soriano (Photo Courtesy of ABC News)
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Gia Soriano, a victim in Friday's shooting at a Washington State high school, has died, officials at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett said.
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Structure Fire On Pinehurst Drive

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Fire crews are on the scene of a structure fire on Pinehurst Drive. More>>

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  • Riverbanks Zoo & Garden: October 30, 2014

    Riverbanks Zoo & Garden: October 30, 2014

    Friday, October 31 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-10-31 17:47:11 GMT
    Susan O'Cain from the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia stopped by WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon and talked with our Chris Kane.
    Susan O'Cain from the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia stopped by WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon and talked with our Chris Kane.
  • Adopt-A-Pet: October 29, 2014

    Adopt-A-Pet: October 29, 2014

    Friday, October 31 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-10-31 17:31:54 GMT
    Heartsong Animal Rescue appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on October 29th.
    Heartsong Animal Rescue appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on October 29th.
  • Washington Police Fund Battle Settled

    Washington Police Fund Battle Settled

    Thursday, October 30 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-10-31 03:36:56 GMT
    The City of Washington and the former police chief settled on a legal battle to determine the fate of a private police fund that helped give needy kids a Christmas.The confusion started when the City of Washington disbanded its police department in July. Court documents state that's when the police department's budget was reduced to zero and the city sought to take over the annual children's Christmas toy program.
    The City of Washington and the former police chief settled on a legal battle to determine the fate of a private police fund that helped give needy kids a Christmas.The confusion started when the City of Washington disbanded its police department in July. Court documents state that's when the police department's budget was reduced to zero and the city sought to take over the annual children's Christmas toy program.
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  • Utah Family's Death Stumps Investigators And Relatives

    Utah Family's Death Stumps Investigators And Relatives

    Friday, October 31 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-10-31 17:27:31 GMT
    Strack Family Photo (Courtesy of ABC)Strack Family Photo (Courtesy of ABC)
    Police have been baffled by the unsolved death of a family of five found inside their home near Salt Lake City.Relatives of Benjamin and Kristi Strack found the couple and their three children dead inside the master bedroom of their home in Springville, Utah, Sept. 27, according to police search warrants.
    Police have been baffled by the unsolved death of a family of five found inside their home near Salt Lake City.Relatives of Benjamin and Kristi Strack found the couple and their three children dead inside the master bedroom of their home in Springville, Utah, Sept. 27, according to police search warrants.
  • Allen and Barrow Face Off In A Bid For Your Vote

    Allen and Barrow Face Off In A Bid For Your Vote

    Friday, October 31 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-10-31 16:35:36 GMT
    Conversation With The Candidates graphicConversation With The Candidates graphic
    There was no shortage of finger pointing during our Conversation With The Candidates Thursday night. Republican candidate, Rick Allen, and Rep. John Barrow joined Brad Means to talk about their run for Congress.
    There was no shortage of finger pointing during our Conversation With The Candidates Thursday night. Republican candidate, Rick Allen, and Rep. John Barrow joined Brad Means to talk about their run for Congress.
  • Trooper Ambush Suspect In Court After Long Manhunt

    Trooper Ambush Suspect In Court After Long Manhunt

    Friday, October 31 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-10-31 15:57:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/The Scranton Times & Tribune, Jason Farmer). State troopers escort Eric Matthew Frein from the Blooming Grove barracks early Friday Oct. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/The Scranton Times & Tribune, Jason Farmer). State troopers escort Eric Matthew Frein from the Blooming Grove barracks early Friday Oct. 31, 2014.
    Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" at the suspect in a fatal ambush on a Pennsylvania state police barracks as troopers led him from his first court appearance Friday following a grueling seven-week manhunt.
    Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" at the suspect in a fatal ambush on a Pennsylvania state police barracks as troopers led him from his first court appearance Friday following a grueling seven-week manhunt.
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