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SC House Looking for Solutions to State’s Domestic Violence Problem Video included

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SC is ranked second-worst in the country for the rate of women killed by men. The state House Criminal Domestic Violence Reform Committee met to look for solutions. More>>

ONLY ON THE WEB: Segment 12, Just A Motion Away

GVFF #12: Gino Vannelli's Music in Summer Olympics Soundtrack

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Gino Vannelli is playing in Augusta 10/2/14... GVFF #12: Gino's music was featured in a soundtrack for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta! More>>

Beanie Babies creator's sentence debated in court

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Federal prosecutors seeking to put the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies in prison for hiding millions in Swiss bank accounts told appellate court judges Wednesday that the toymaker's sentence of probation threatens... More>>

Former Ft. Gordon Soldier Remembered by Strides in Life Video included

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The Department of Defense announced a former Fort Gordon soldier has been killed in action in Afghanistan. The DoD stated in a press release that Major Michael Donahue was one of two soldiers killed when a Taliban suicide bomber detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy. He was originally from Columbus, OH and currently assigned to Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
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Drought Returns to S.C.

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The South Carolina Drought Response Committee says low river flows in nine counties west and south of Columbia have led them to declare drought has returned to the state. The committee voted Tuesday to classify Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, Edgefield, Hampton, Lexington and Orangeburg counties in an incipient drought, which is the least severe of the panel's four drought levels. The Department of Natural Resources says flows in the Edisto and Salkehatchie river basins have be... More>>

Back To School Supplies Include Drug Tests

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The Atlanta Medical Center is giving parents take-home drug tests as part of a back-to-school substance abuse prevention program. The medical system is distributing free drug tests at its Atlanta campus Wednesday and at its facility in East Point on Thursday. Organizers say both giveaways are scheduled for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The tests are being distributed as part of a partnership with notMYKid, a national nonprofit looking to encourage parents teach children the dangers of illegal drugs, amon... More>>

4 year old expelled because of mothers Facebook post

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are finally married!!The couple tied the knot Saturday in france in a private ceremony.They've been together for nine years. got engaged in 2012 and share six children together.The owners of "nice guys pizza" dropped the f-bomb on their front door.In bold white letters you can see the days of the week they're open.They're closed on Monday's, but decided to use more colorful language to let customers know.The city code for signage prohibits obscene signs.A city spo... More>>

5 year old sent home from school because hair was too long

What's Trending at 5:30 on Friday, August 29th & Conversation

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Prayer may not be allowed in many schools across the country but one woman is finding a way around that.This Louisiana woman calls this bus stop church - she goes to school bus stops every day and and prays with the kids.When she was a kid, she was raped -- now, she tells the kids how important it is to go to someone if bad things like that are happening in their community.She says there is too much violence among youth and adults should help create a better environment. One Texas student was... More>>

World's biggest vinyl records collection

What's Trending at 5:30, Wednesday, August 27th & Conversation

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Yesterday, we told you about a little boy who found an ancient arrow head. Tonight, a farmer and his son uncovered a part of a mammoth skeleton that is believed to be tens of thousands of years old. The father says he stumbled on the skeleton on his property in Ellis County, which is south of Dallas. Paleontologists and volunteers will use the new few weeks to uncover the entire skeleton of the 9-foot Columbian mammoth.One millionaire music enthusiast in Brazil has built the world's biggest c... More>>

66th annual Emmy Awards

What's trending at 5:30 on Tuesday, August 26th & Conversation

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A 10 year old boy found an ancient arrowhead while vacationing with his family at the New Jersey shore. According to an expert with the New Jersey Bureau of Archaeology, the arrowhead could be between 8 thousand to 11 thousand years old. The 10 year old says that he plans on holding on to the treasure for a little while before he donates it.A renegade bee tried to cause some problems on the tennis court. During the U-S Open, it seems that this lone bee kept interrupting Kimko Date-Krumm and V... More>>

Paine College Has Nothing to Hide, Says Administration Video included

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One day after Dr. George Bradley's resignation, questions are being answered by Paine College administration. More>>

Monetta Magistrate Office Stays Open; More Unanswered Questions

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People in the town of Monetta, South Carolina are breathing a sigh of relief after their local magistrate's office almost got the boot. The Aiken County Judicial and Public Safety Committee has been pushing the recommendation for a month. After deliberation at the council meeting on Tuesday, members decided to unanimously vote against the closing. But this isn't the last battle Monetta is going to fight when it comes ... More>>

Aiken Public Safety seeking man for Felony DUI

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The Aiken Department of Public Safety is asking for your assistance in locating 21-year-old Dustin Tre Munoz, of Aiken, South Carolina. More>>

DEVELOPING ON 6: Former Fort Gordon Soldier Dies In Afghanistan

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Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Defense announced the death of a soldier and a civilian contractor who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. More>>

Parents say they were not Alerted About Gas Leak Suspicions Video included

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Students were evacuated from Warren Road Elementary school Wednesday morning. Parents say they weren't notified until after the kids were let back in the school.

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2013 Monitoring Report States SRS Environmentally Safe

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According to the 2013 Savannah River Site Environmental Report, the complex and its surrounding land is environmentally safe.
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34th Annual Arts In The Heart Festival

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The Greater Augusta Arts Council is proud to host the 34th Annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta, this coming weekend, September 19 - 21.
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Robot Aides in Surgery Video included

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Going under the knife in the CSRA just got a little easier. Doctors Hospital unveiled the da Vinci Surgical System. It allows doctors to perform minimally invasive surgery with the assistance of a robot. The da Vinci is HD (High Definition), 3-Dimensional and allows doctors to see a better picture while working. Christopher Hogan, Trauma Acute Care Surgery Director at Doctors Hospital, said it is better than using only hands or the current surgical tools.
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Traffic Stop Leads To Meth Arrests, Seizure Of 17 Guns

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man and a woman after a traffic stop led to the discovery of crystal methamphetamine and several guns. More>>

Warrenton Citizens Up In Arms About Police Officer's Facebook Post Video included

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Strong statements from a CSRA police officer on his personal Facebook page left members of that community concerned. WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose explains. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Warren Road Elementary School Students Return To Class After Reported Gas Leak

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned the Augusta Fire Department has been called to Warren Road Elementary School after multiple people reported spelling gas in the building. More>>

Minor Injuries Reported In Aiken County School Bus Crash

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that some students were treated for minor injuries after a Wednesday morning crash involving a school bus in Aiken County. More>>

Making a difference in the lives of students

WJBF EXTRA: What Happened To Dr. Wayne Frazier? Video included

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Our Kimberely Scott takes a look at what happened to a controversial Richmond County school leader, whom some loved and others disliked, in a WJBF News Channel 6 EXTRA report. More>>

SCAM ALERT: Warning About CSRA Phone Scams Issued

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Law enforcement officials are issuing a warning about phone scams circulating in the CSRA.
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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>>

SC Senators Order DSS to Improve Faster Video included

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After hearing the DSS plan to lower caseloads by hiring more workers, a SC Senate subcommittee ordered it to make changes faster.
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UPS Hiring For The Holidays

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UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers to help with package deliveries during the busy holiday season. The Atlanta company said Tuesday that the positions will include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers. Since last year's holiday season, UPS has implemented several measures to help prepare for this year's onslaught of deliveries. This includes making improvements to schedule planning, installing temporary mobile sorting and delivery centers and adding thousands of... More>>

Golden Apple: Jermeka Ford

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Jermeka Ford's 5th graders never stop."I give them various activities to work on," she says. "I give them choice board activities where they can research the things we're doing in history. They watch videos, they make videos, we do a lot of work with maps and interactive things that I can find on the internet for them to use."Projects that keep them focused on and excited about their schoolwork."The history books are pretty thick and often the kids will say 'oh, this is boring', so I'll try t... More>>

ONLY ON THE WEB: Segment 11, A Little Bit of Judas

GVFF #11: Gino Vannelli's Guitarist... OR WJBF's George Eskola?

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Gino Vannelli is playing Augusta 10/2/14... GVFF #11: Gino's guitarist looks just like WJBF's George Eskola!



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ONLY ON THE WEB: Segment 9, None So Beautiful as the Brave

GV #9:: Gino Vannelli's Patriot Day Tribute Video included

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Gino Vannelli is playing Augusta 10/2/14... #9 is his tribute to the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. More>>

BREAKING ON 6: Augusta Commissioners Name New City Administrator

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The Augusta Commission has decided on the person to replace Fred Russell as Augusta's City Administrator.
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Georgia State Superintendent Candidate Tours Columbia County Schools

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One of the Georgia State Schools Superintendent candidates took a close look at several Columbia County schools on Tuesday. Republican Richard Woods toured four middle and high schools. Woods sat down with students at a round-table to discuss thoughts and opinions with students about the curriculum, class size, and changes they want to see. The Columbia Middle School Principal says it's a great way for Woodsto get an inside look at how the school system works."It's a great opportunity for hi... More>>

How Does the State Define Child Abuse?

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Star NFL running back Adrian Peterson has been cleared by the Minnesota Vikings to play on Sunday while he fights child abuse charge for spanking his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch.Meanwhile, a Houston TV station is reporting that Peterson was also accused in a separate incident involving a different son after the boy allegedly suffered a head wound while Peterson disciplined him.Peterson maintains he was simply ... More>>

Jefferson Energy Phone System Conversion Will Cause Outage Of Regularly Listed Phone Numbers

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Jefferson Energy Cooperative has announced they will be converting to a new phone system, and there will be an outage of regularly listed numbers on Thursday evening.
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New Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market Coming To Augusta

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There is a new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market planned to be built in Richmond County. More>>

93-Year-Old Former Auschwitz Guard Charged With 300,000 Counts Of Accessory To Murder

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A 93-year-old man has been charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as an SS guard at the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp, prosecutors said Monday. More>>

Quick Cooking w/Karin Calloway: Pizza Sloppy Joes

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This week, I'm making a new twist on the classic with some Pizza Sloppy Joes which must might become your new weeknight favorite. More>>

BREAKING ON 6: Dr. George C. Bradley Resigns As President Of Paine College Video included

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Dr. George C. Bradley has resigned as president of Paine College. More>>

Intermedix IRONMAN 70.3 Routes/Traffic Plan Announced

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Organizers of the Intermedix IRONMAN® 70.3® Augusta announced information regarding the IRONMAN® route and traffic plan Tuesday morning. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: HAZMAT Crews Called To Wrens, Georgia For Suspicious Odor

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned new information on a situation involving Richmond County Hazmat crews responding to a suspicious odor in Jefferson County Monday night. 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>>

Fire Crews Put Out Flames at Abandoned Home

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Aiken County firefighters are no longer at the sceneof an early morning fire.The blaze broke out shortly after 5 am on Hillvale Street in Gloverville.The home was abandoned.No word yet on what sparked the fire. More>>

Code Enforcement Working To Demolish Abandoned Homes Video included

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Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department's recent brush with fire at two downtown abandoned homes is the reason why Code Enforcement officials say work is underway to demolish dilapidated structures that are no longer in use. Code Enforcement Manager Pamela Costabile said the structures are a danger to communities. The owners, some known and others unknown, have all let the homes go for one reason or another.
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Tree Work Sparks Concerns Over Civil War Fort

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Plans to remove or trim trees around the Hilton Head Island Airport are raising concerns the project could harm the remnants of a Civil War fort. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports that Beaufort County is condemning airspace above properties allowing trees that interfere with clear flight paths to be trimmed or removed. The Hilton Head Island Land Trust received a condemnation letter last week. The trust preserves Fort Howell, which was built by black troops to protect Union forces and... More>>

Former President Backs GA Senate Candidate

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Former President George H.W. Bush has endorsed Republican David Perdue over the CEO of a nonprofit he founded, Democrat Michelle Nunn, in Georgia's closely watched Senate race. Bush said Monday that Perdue "will be an independent voice for Georgia while working for positive solutions to our toughest challenges." The move was expected as Bush had pledged to support the GOP nominee. The race has national implications, with Democrats seeing Nunn as one of their best chances to thwart GOP plans t... More>>

One teacher shares a lesson on survival

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There's a lot of learning going on in the classrooms at riverside middle. some lessons come from the books, while others come from the heart of a teacher battling breast cancer. Kimberely Scott has this month's University Hospital Buddy Check 6 report. Marjorie Coleman is a teacher at Riverside Middle school, who is still learning a few lessons along the way, "I teach 8th grade language arts this year, I love the children. This was a great group of kids and to have gone through a reoccurrence... More>>

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge Video included

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The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have... More>>

Augusta Commission Accused Of Playing "Let's Make A Deal" On District 7 Replacement

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Augusta Commissioners are attempting to find a new District 7 Commissioner to replace Donnie Smith, but one candidate says he is out, accusing city leaders of unprofessional horse trading when it comes to the appointment. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story. More>>

FEMA Expert To Lead Augusta's Appeal

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FEMA is disputing millions of dollars in Augusta claims for reimbursement from the February ice storm, and now the city looks for high priced help in Washington D.C. to take on the agency. More>>

Employee Raises and Vacation Buy Back Could Cost Augusta Tax Payers $1.5 Million

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Bigger tax bills hit the mail in Augusta this weekend and taxpayers are already paying up, with plans for the tax increase to pay for employee raises and vacation buyback that could run more than $1.5 million. More>>

Too Many Antibiotics Video included

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Antibiotics. New research showing the warnings about antibiotic overuse may not be sticking when it comes to our kids. More>>

Changes in Tax Collections to Protect the County

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Changes in the way taxes are collected in parts of Columbia County after an investigation into how former Tax Commissioner Kay Allen handled those taxes. Allen resigned in March after it was revealed she was pocketing some of the money collected from the cities of Harlem and Grovetown.The Kay Allen case was a wake-up call for the county, bringing forward agreements needing changes. The money will go to the county's ge... More>>

Time to Tango! "Dancing With The Stars" Season 19 Premieres Monday Night

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Season 19 of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" premieres Monday night on WJBF News Channel 6. More>>

Urban Outfitters Facing Backlash For Controversial College Sweatshirt

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A sweatshirt made by a national retailer is generating a lot of buzz, and not in a good way. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Small Earthquake Hits The CSRA

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Columbia County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) director Pam Tucker has provided WJBF with more information on the late Sunday night earthquake in the CSRA. More>>

Road closure with detour for Hardy MaManus Road

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Hardy McManus Road is closed Monday September 15th with a detour from Washington Road to Prince George Avenue.
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Columbia County School System Announces Administrative Appointments

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The Columbia County School System has announced two administrative appointments. More>>

Oily Substance Found in River May Have Come From Storm Drain Video included

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 An oily substance found in the Savannah River could have come from a storm drain. More>>

Aiken Pubic Safety Chief Charles Barranco Receives Strom Thurmond Award

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Charles Barranco, who is the Aiken Department of Public Safety director, received a Strom Thurmond Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement Friday in Columbia, South Carolina. More>>

Plant Vogtle Unit 2 Begins Planned Refueling And Maintenance Outage

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Plant operators safely took Unit 2 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant offline on Sunday for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. More>>

Kerry Washington talks domestic abuse, motherhood

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It didn't take the Ray Rice elevator video to get Kerry Washington talking about domestic violence. More>>

Hephzibah Man Sentenced To 30 Years For Sexually Exploiting A Minor

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A 37-year-old Hephzibah, Georgia man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor through the Production of Child Pornography. More>>

CSRA Morning News Update: September 15, 2014 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>>

Mass. woman solves mystery of 9/11 photo

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A photo falling from the crumbling World Trade Center on 9/11 touched off a mystery that would take 13 years to solve. 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>>

Structure Fire in Augusta Being Called Suspicious Video included

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Structure fire in Augusta being called suspicious.
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Georgia Bulldog fans suck up Their Pride for a Good Cause Video included

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South Carolina Gamecock and Georgia Bulldog fans took bets to a whole new level. Georgia fans walked across the 13th street in a dress and wig to raise money for a good cause.

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Augusta Officials Issue No Swimming Order For Savannah River

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The Augusta Fire Department and the Augusta-Richmond County Emergency Management Agency have released a "Do Not Swim Order" for the Savannah River. More>>

BREAKING ON 6: 2-Year-Old Shot And Killed In Denmark, SC

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A 2-year old boy is dead after getting shot at a mobile home in Bamberg County, South Carolina. More>>

Cut-A-Thon Helps Families with Medical Needs

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The Trendz Salon in Columbia County offered free haircuts all day to raise money for a local family. Donations from the Cut-A-Thon go to help a child with medical needs.This isn't the first child this event has helped, more than $50,000 have been raised through this event for six other children in the area. Dozens in the community came to have lunch, take part in a raffle, and get haircuts at the event called Payton's... More>>

Augusta Officials Fighting For More FEMA Money

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Augusta city leaders are still trying to get more money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the cost of February's ice storm cleanup. More>>

Hundreds of Hackers from all over the World Gather in Augusta

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Expert hackers from all over the world came to Augusta for the B Sides convention. These professionals demonstrated and spoke about how important it is to make sure your belongings and information are secure. Their message is, you might not be as safe as you think you are.

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Deadly Shooting at Police Barracks

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Law enforcement officials from three states are searching a wooded area of northeastern Pennsylvania for the person who shot two state troopers Friday night. More>>

Adrian Peterson Booked on Child Abuse Charge, Posts Bond

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was processed overnight and released from a jail in Texas, where he faces charges alleging that he used a switch to spank one of his sons. More>>

Smoke A Butt, Give A Backpack

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Several smokers were used to cook nearly 200 pork butts last night for a good cause. The Columbia County Exchange Club sponsored Boston “Butts” for Backpacks at HCCU on Washington Road. It was all in an effort to help unfortunate children of the CSRA.Alexandra Berry, District Manager, Kelly Services says, “We're ready. Right now we have enough ready to pick up and we actually wanna make sure everybody can watch the game at 3:30 so we're out of here by Noon.” The club meets every Thursday at B... More>>

Search is on for Missing Man from Aiken County

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The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who hasn't been since since Tuesday. More>>

Famous Pilot Lands Back Home, Speaks at GRU

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Augusta's aviation hero traveled back home to share a few nuggets of advice with students. Jamail Larkins spoke with Georgia Regents University student leaders. The millionaire entrepreneur flew his first plane at 12 and now runs his own business, a private, Atlanta based business called Ascension. Larkins told students they could learn from his story by making their wildest dreams become reality."No matter what their goal or dream is, that they can make any of those goals and dreams become t... More>>

Two Fans, One Party: Border Bash 2014

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Georgia Bulldogs and South Carolina Gamecock fans showed their pride at one party. Downtown Augusta was filled with supporters of the annual Border Bash on the Augusta Commons. “Go Dogs! I'm UGA Alumni. Georgia all the way,” said Emily Harrison, a Georgia fan. “I'm a die heart Clemson fan, but I'm pulling for Georgia because I got $70 on them tomorrow,” said Wil Lamb, who lives in North Augusta. Georgia Dogs were on the prowl at this year's Border Bash.
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Father Accused Of Killing His Children Waives Court Appearance

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The investigation continues into a man accused of killing his five children. Timothy Ray Jones, Junior was expected in court Friday for a bond hearing.But he waived his right to appear.He'll be held without bond and transferred to the custody of the South Carolina Department of Corrections.One of his lawyers says Jones has a history of mental illness and has been treated in the past. Lawyer Amy Zmroczek says,"We have some serious concerns, obviously, about his mental health. Jail and prisons ... More>>

President Coming To Atlanta To Talk Ebola

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President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama will be in Atlanta on Tuesday. He'll be briefed about the outbreak and discuss the U.S. response with officials. Earnest says Obama will also thank the doctors, scientists and health care workers responding to the crisis. Obama will also be briefed about cases of respiratory illness being reported in the Midwest. ... More>>

Alleged Uncovered Manhole Costs Couple over $1,000 in Damages Video included

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A South Carolina family says their car was damaged after traveling on augusta's roads. The accident happened last Friday, and they say the city has refused to help pay for their bills. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with the couple.


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Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree says the revenue from the energy excise tax would allow him to pay his deputies more money so they don't leave for better paying jobs.
 

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WATCH LIVE: Burke County Faces North Augusta On Game Night Live Friday Night

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The Burke County (GA) High School Bears travel to North Augusta and hope to avoid being stung by the Yellow Jackets of North Augusta High School Friday night on GAME NIGHT LIVE. More>>

YHT BFF Blitz: Toddler With Severe Burns Well On His Way To Being "A Normal Boy" Video included

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When a child is hurt or becomes ill, a parent can feel overwhelmed with caring for the child, but there are foundations and amazing doctors right here in Augusta with amazing talents. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn explains. More>>

YHT BFF Blitz: Chavis House Helps Lessen The Burden On Families Of Burn Patients Video included

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When a loved one is injured and they have to receive treatment out of town or out of state, it can be very hard financially on the family. One local house here in the CSRA helps out in every way possible. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn explains. More>>

YHT BFF Blitz: History Of The Joseph M. Still Burn Center Video included

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The Joseph M. Still Burn Center is the largest burn centers in America and it has helped many families on the road to recovery. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn takes a look at the history of the Burn Center and what makes it so special. More>>

Fans Lining Up For Guitar Pull Tickets Over A Week Before They Go On Sale Video included

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Some country music fans aren't willing to risk missing out on the New Country Kicks 99 Guitar Pull. WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise explains. More>>

PHOTOS: Trail Cams Capture What Animals Do When You Aren't Looking

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Have you ever you ever wondered what animals do in the wild when we aren't watching? Check out photos captured on trail cams for a fascinating look into the wild. More>>

South Carolina Dad Accused Of Killing His 5 Kids Waives Court Appearance

Photo of 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones Jr., who is accused of killing his five young children, then drove around for days with their decomposing bodies before dumping them on a rural Alabama road. (Courtesy: ABC News) Photo of 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones Jr., who is accused of killing his five young children, then drove around for days with their decomposing bodies before dumping them on a rural Alabama road. (Courtesy: ABC News)
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The Lexington, South Carolina man who police say killed his five young children, then drove around for days with their decomposing bodies before dumping them on a rural Alabama road has waived his first court appearance in South Carolina. More>>

Multiple Injuries Reported In Aiken County Crash Video included

Photo from a Friday morning crash in Aiken County on U.S. Highway 19 in which multiple injuries were reported. Photo from a Friday morning crash in Aiken County on U.S. Highway 19 in which multiple injuries were reported.
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An accident in Aiken County caused traffic problems Friday morning. More>>

Jerry Seinfeld Returning To Augusta In January

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Jerry Seinfeld will making a return to Augusta in January. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Deadly Accident Shuts Down Part of Interstate 20 Video included

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WJBF News Channel 6 has confirmed that two people have died as a result of of an early Friday morning crash on I-20 in Columbia County. More>>

Guilty Verdict for Oscar Pistorius

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Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of negligent killing in the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend. More>>

Tropical Storm Edouard Forms in the Atlantic

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The fifth tropical storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season has formed. More>>

Investigators: We Know Why Daniel Robinson Was In Columbia County

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Investigators believe they now know why a Jacksonville man was in Columbia County the night they say he shot and killed a 55-year-old man. More>>

Sheriff's Office To Have State Certification By End Of 2014 Video included

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office wants to be one of the premier agencies in the state of Georgia. That's why it's working toward state certification and national accreditation. More>>

High School Kids Remember 9/11 Video included

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Today's youth learned of September 11th at a very young age. Perhaps some were not born at all. We caught up with a few high school students who told us how they found out about that tragic day. Devonte Reynolds, a junior at A.R. Johnson, said he was a small child. “I was probably about two, three,” he said. Hephzibah Comprehensive High School senior Rosana Hawkins was too. “About 5, yeah,” she said.
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One person goes to the hospital after accident

3 car accident in North Augusta

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A 3 car accident in North Augusta sends one person to the hospital this evening. happened at the corner of Knox Ave Bradleyville Rd.
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RCSO: Two Arrested, One Wanted in Connection to Stolen Car, Chop Shop

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Richmond County Investigators arrested two men Thursday for operating an illegal automotive chop shop. More>>

Last surviving 9/11 search dog returns to Ground Zero

Thirteen years after the tragic attack on the World Trade Center, a golden retriever who helped with the search efforts returned to the to Ground Zero for the first time since the tragedy. More>>

What Constitutes Issuing An Amber Alert Video included

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Do you know what criteria law enforcement agencies use to determine if an Amber Alert is issued when kids go missing? We did too, so our Margaret-Ann Carter checked to find out. More>>

Facebook Rejects Picture Of Sick Newborn For Being Too Graphic

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A family is upset after they said Facebook rejected a picture of their infant son who is ill. More>>

New Details Come To Light About South Carolina Father Accused of Killing His 5 Kids Video included

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There are new details coming to light about a South Carolina father accused of killing his 5 children. WJBF News Channel 6's South Carolina Capitol reporter, Robert Kittle, has the story. More>>

Retired NYC Firefighters Remember 9/11 At Augusta Event Video included

Photo of former New York City firefighters who were in attendance Thursday morning as Augusta remembered 9/11 at the Augusta Common Photo of former New York City firefighters who were in attendance Thursday morning as Augusta remembered 9/11 at the Augusta Common
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As Augusta leaders honored 9/11's first responders at a remembrance event at the Augusta Common on Thursday. As it turns out, some of those first responders were in the audience. They spoke exclusively with WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise. More>>

Mayor Copenhaver Wants Consensus Before Commission District 7 Replacement is Named

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Augusta Commissioners are hearing from candidates who want to be the new District 7 Commissioner, but Mayor Deke Copenhaver says, let's not rush to a decision. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story. More>>

Augusta Commissioner No Longer Wants To Wait To Name New City Administrator

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Following a nationwide search, Augusta Commissioners failed to approve a new City Administrator. Now, new Commissioner Ben Hasan wants the Commission to consider the other two finalists.
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Scientists Say Strong Solar Storm Heading To Earth

In this handout photo provided by NASA, a Solar and Heliospheric Observatory image shows Region 486 that unleashed a record flare in this Nov. 18, 2003, file photo on the sun. (Credit: NASA/Getty Images) In this handout photo provided by NASA, a Solar and Heliospheric Observatory image shows Region 486 that unleashed a record flare in this Nov. 18, 2003, file photo on the sun. (Credit: NASA/Getty Images)
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A strong solar flare is blasting its way to Earth, but the worst of its power looks like it will barely skim above the planet and not cause many problems. More>>

WJBF "Your Hometown" Broadcasting Live To Help Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation

Join Us For "Your Hometown" Live Broadcast Thursday Evening

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Join WJBF News Channel 6 as we broadcast live during "Your Hometown" Thursday evening from the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Departments station at Daniel Field, located at 1898 Highland Avenue. More>>

Parents create 'bucket list' for unborn son not expected to live

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Jenna and Dan Haley's unborn son Shane has been diagnosed with complex neural defect that kills most infants soon after birth. The couple has created a "bucket list" for their son. More>>

South Carolina Father Accused Of Killing His Five Children Was An Ex-Convict

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We have learned more information on the Lexington, South Carolina father accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in a rural part of Alabama. More>>

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell At Masters When Ray Rice Video Arrived

PHOTO: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell At Masters When Ray Rice Video Arrived

Photo of a Tweet from WJBF Sports director Matt Zahn duing this year's Masters tournament of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the MAsters wearing a Green Jacket at the time the NFL received video of Ray Rice punhcing his then fiancee. Photo of a Tweet from WJBF Sports director Matt Zahn duing this year's Masters tournament of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the MAsters wearing a Green Jacket at the time the NFL received video of Ray Rice punhcing his then fiancee.
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Several national media outlets are posting a tweet from WJBF News Channel 6 Sports director Matt Zahn from Masters week.
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UPDATED ON 6: Project Jackson Lawsuit May Not Be Settled

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A North Augusta homeowner has filed a motion asking a judge to reconsider his ruling on a lawsuit that challenged the financing plan for Project Jackson. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: South Carolina DSS Got 3 Reports on Jones Children Before Their Murders

Photo of 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones Jr., from Lexington County, who has been accused of murdering his 5 kids and burying their bodies in Alabama Photo of 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones Jr., from Lexington County, who has been accused of murdering his 5 kids and burying their bodies in Alabama
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The South Carolina Department of Social Services has released its file on Timothy Ray Jones, Jr. and his family.WJBF News Channel 6's South Carolina Capitol reporter, Robert Kittle, has the story.
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UPDATED ON 6: Name Of Girl Who Died After Being Pulled Out Of Augusta Canal Released Video included

Photo of the are where a 12-year-old girl was rescued from the Augusta Canal Wednesday evening (Credit: Dee Griffin/Augusta Fire Department) Photo of the are where a 12-year-old girl was rescued from the Augusta Canal Wednesday evening (Credit: Dee Griffin/Augusta Fire Department)
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The Richmond County Coroner's Office has now released the name of the 12-year-old girl who died Thursday morning after being pulled out of the Augusta Canal Wednesday evening. More>>

Donnie Smith Did Not Get His Fill Of City Gas Video included

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There's one perk of the job that former Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith will not miss. More>>

"Dangerous" South Augusta Intersection Could Be Considered For Roundabout Video included

Photo of the Bath-Edie Road sign on Highway 88 in Hephzibah, Georgia. Photo of the Bath-Edie Road sign on Highway 88 in Hephzibah, Georgia.
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The city of Augusta is preparing to construct five roundabouts in the next year or so and now the Georgia DOT is getting in on the act, considering one in deep south Augusta, but the DOT wants Augusta Commissioners to embrace the idea before moving forward. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story. More>>

Bladerunner Found Not Guilty of Premeditated Murder

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A verdict has been issued in the trial of Oscar Pistorius. More>>

America Remembers Victims of 9-11

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Today is the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks.Observances will be held across the nation and here at home.In Evans, a former New York City firefighter will speak 8:30 am at a special ceremony at Evans Town Center Park.To mark today's somber anniversary, a special moment of silence will be observed today at Fort Gordon.Starting at 8:46 am, sirens will sound, simulating the first strike on the World Trade Center on this date in 2001.A playing of "Taps" will follow. Two minute... More>>

Bat dive-bombs Good Morning Tennessee anchors Video included

A bat made an on-air appearance on Good Morning Tennessee on Wednesday. More>>

6 Investigates: Augusta Couple Says Used Car Dealer Sold Them Lemon Video included

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An Augusta couple is upset because they say they bought a lemon from a used car dealer. They say they purchased the vehicle a few months ago from Blount's Used Cars on Mike Padgett Highway.
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Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Patients Speak Out Video included

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Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center leaders heard an earful from patients who experienced issues stemming back several years. The event was a public forum at the Uptown location that gave veterans and some spouses of veterans a chance to have their voices hear. Veterans filled the auditorium of the Charlie Norwood Medical Center - Uptown Tuesday evening to share ways they think the institution can improve. Several people talked about past struggles they experienced with quality care.
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S.C. Law Enforcement Investigating Child Deaths

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A South Carolina community, not far from the CSRA, is trying to come to terms with a deadly discovery.The bodies of five missing children from South Carolina - were found Tuesday afternoon in Alabama. Their father, Timothy Ray Jones is now facing murder charges in their deaths. Watch Robert Kittle's story here. More>>

Paine Talks Accreditation

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Paine College leaders taking steps to try to get -off- probation.The school's president, George Bradley, and Advisory Committee Members met today to address accreditation issues. Paine College was put on probation in June -- criticized for not meeting requirements set by the Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges.There will be more meetings over the next several months. More>>

Former Pro Wrestler Found Dead In Spartanburg

Photo of former pro wrestler Sean Christopher Haire, wh owas found dead in his Spartanbrg home on Wednesday Photo of former pro wrestler Sean Christopher Haire, wh owas found dead in his Spartanbrg home on Wednesday
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Sean Christopher Haire, probably better known by wresting fans as Sean O'Haire, was found dead at his home in Spartanburg Tuesday at the age of 43. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: 2014 New Country KICKS 99 Guitar Pull Lineup Announced Video included

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It's one of the biggest country music events in the Augusta area: the New Country Kicks 99 Guitar Pull. WJBF News Channel 6 was the first to bring you this year's line up as it was announced Wednesday morning, and she has the details. More>>

CSRA 9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies/Events Scheduled For Thursday

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There will be 9/11 remembrance ceremonies and events going on Thursday in the CSRA 13 years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. More>>

September 11th Anniversary Reminds Us to Keep Giving

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Thursday is Patriot Day, the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks. It's important to remember that September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. Shepeard Community Blood Center is one local organization that prepares for the worst every day, but still needs your help.When it comes to blood, too much is never enough. Like one worker told me, the rarest blood type is the one that's not on the shelf when it's... More>>

A South Carolina Woman says her trees were Wrongfully cut down Video included

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News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter, spoke exclusively with a woman in Jackson, SC, who says her trees were negligently cut down. The woman says it's big companies like SCE&G taking advantage of the hardworking people.

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UPDATED ON 6: More Information Released Concerning Augusta Murder/Suicide

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More information has been released by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office concerning the Tuesday evening murder/suicide on the 900 block of St. Andrews Drive, at the Estates on Perimeter apartment complex. More>>

CSRA College Night Celebrates Over 20 Years of Service to Area Students Thursday Night

CSRA College Night Will Be Held Thursday Night

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The 21st annual CSRA College Night will be held Thursday evening at the James Brown Arena in downtown Augusta.
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Golden Apple: Tamela Carter

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Another busy day in Tamela Carter's class. Today her 5th graders are all about science."We were talking about the differences between the animal cell and the plant cell," she says. "And getting the kids to understand there are differences."This is not a place where the teacher teaches while the children just listen. They're encouraged to be a part of the learning process. "I allow them to express what they're feeling and I express to them, 'hey teachers are not always on the mountaintop' Ther... More>>

States share ideas, promising policies on addressing growing issue

New Report Tackles Distracted Teen Driving

Photo from a CSRA-produced public service announcement that has gone viral online and on social media Photo from a CSRA-produced public service announcement that has gone viral online and on social media
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A panel of teen driver experts identified featured programs to address enforcement and education initiatives to help keep teen drivers' focus off their phones and on the road. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Governor Nikki Haley Issues Statement On Discovery of Bodies Of 5 SC Children In Alabama

Mug shot of 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones, Jr. He is accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama (Photo Credit: Smith County, MS Sheriff's Department) Mug shot of 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones, Jr. He is accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama (Photo Credit: Smith County, MS Sheriff's Department)
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Authorities say the father of five South Carolina children whose bodies were found in Alabama has been charged with child neglect and that other charges are pending. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Snelling Center, Edgar's Grille, Helms College To Re-Open Thursday

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After receiving the “all clear” from a wildlife disposal contractor, all of Goodwill's Augusta hospitality venues will reopen on normal schedules Thursday, September 11th. More>>

Adopt-A-Pet: September 10, 2014

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The Humane Society of Morgan County appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon September 10th with Mary Morrison and Anne Sawyer.
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South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell Indicted

Photo of Bobby Harrell (R-Charleston), who is the Speaker of the South Carolina House of Rpresentative who was indicted Wednesday. (Photo Credit: SCStateHouse.Gov) Photo of Bobby Harrell (R-Charleston), who is the Speaker of the South Carolina House of Rpresentative who was indicted Wednesday. (Photo Credit: SCStateHouse.Gov)
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The Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives, Bobby Harrell (R-Charleston), has been indicted on accusations including misuse of campaign funds and misconduct in office. More>>

Sarah Harrison and Michael Stallings head to Pebble Beach Week of September 22nd

CSRA Teens Selected to Play With Pro Golfers On Champions Tour At Pebble Beach

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The First Tee of Augusta is sending Sarah Harrison and Michael Stallings to compete in the 2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, an official Champions Tour event. More>>

Tee'd Fore Trey Attracts Dozens of People to Donate Video included

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Over 100 people came out to support the Tee'd Fore Trey, charity golf tournament. Trey is a 4 year-old little boy, who was diagnosed with Proteus Syndrome. This rare disease causes the left side of his body to grow much faster than the right. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter attended the event.

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Man Pleads Guilty In December 2012 Shooting Death In Aiken

Mug shot of Morris Laytrell Dorch from 2012. He has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty in the December 2012 shooting death of 21-year-old Delance Terez Walton in Aiken. Mug shot of Morris Laytrell Dorch from 2012. He has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty in the December 2012 shooting death of 21-year-old Delance Terez Walton in Aiken.
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A 26-year-old man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and attempted murder in the 2012 shooting death of an Aiken man. More>>

John Mellencamp Concert Coming To Augusta

John Mellencamp Concert Coming To Augusta

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Augusta, GA – September 10, 2014- John Mellencamp announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour where he'll be making a stop in Augusta at the Bell Auditorium Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 19 at 10am and are available online at www.georgialinatix.com, by phone 1-877-4AUGTIX and the Champion's Box Office at the James Brown Arena. A special presale will be available to Citi cardmembers from Tuesday, September 16th at 10:00AM through Thursday, Se... More>>

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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The month of September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. In the U-S, over 15,000 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year, and almost 1/4 of them do not survive the disease.The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will be holding the 2014 Light The Night Walk Saturday, September 20th at 5 PM. It will begin at the Evans Town Center Park in Evans, GA.Light The Night Walk is a fundraising campaign of The Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) which brings together families and com... More>>

Enterovirus Confirmed in Augusta; Doctors Unsure of Strain

Enterovirus Confirmed in Augusta; Doctors Unsure of Strain Video included

Photo of a child being treated at Children's Hospital of Georgia, in Augusta. Photo of a child being treated at Children's Hospital of Georgia, in Augusta.
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A dangerous virus is hitting children across the country, including Georgia. Enterovirus cases have been confirmed in Augusta, but doctors do not know the strain of the virus yet. WJBF News Channel's Nicole Snyder has the story.
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Rattlesnake Found, Killed Near Columbia County Schools Could Be Sign Of Bigger Problem

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After a large rattlesnake was found in Columbia County near a popular Evans neighborhood and two schools, residents are now worried this could be a sign of a bigger problem. More>>

SC DSS Announces Major Changes Video included

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The SC Department of Social Services is announcing some major changes aimed at better protecting children and improving services.
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Make-A-Wish Grants Shopping Spree For Augusta Child Video included

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The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted a local girl's wish with an all-day shopping spree! Lewis is in need of a new heart and kidneys.
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VA Patient Info May Have Been Compromised

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The Dorn Veterans Administration hospital in Columbia says some personal information may have been compromised for about 2,000 patients. The hospital said Monday that four boxes of pathology reports were reported missing from a locked area in the laboratory. The missing records are from 1999, 2000 and 2002. The records were discovered missing in July when material was being prepared for shipment to a long-term storage facility. The information includes name, Social Security number and patholo... More>>

Another Ebola Patient Arrives At Emory

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An ambulance transporting the fourth American aid worker sickened with the Ebola virus has arrived at Emory University Hospital. The patient arrived about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, walking from the hospital to the ambulance. A medical plane first transported the patient to the Atlanta metro area earlier in the morning. Two other U.S. aid workers have been treated at Emory. Compared to those earlier arrivals, the scene at the hospital campus was calm Tuesday. Emory's previous two patients recovered ... More>>

PHOTOS: FBI Investigating Sandersville Wells Fargo Bank Robbery

Photo of the suspect in an August 16th armed bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank branch in Sandersville, Georgia (Credit: FBI Atlanta Field Office) Photo of the suspect in an August 16th armed bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank branch in Sandersville, Georgia (Credit: FBI Atlanta Field Office)
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Agents from the FBI Atlanta Field Office are requesting the public's assistance with identifying and apprehending the person responsible for the August 16th armed bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank branch in Sandersville, Georgia. More>>

It's Official: Apple Introduces The Apple Watch

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Apple has introduced a new Apple Watch just after introducing the new iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Section Of Wrightsboro Road Closed Due To Gas Leak Re-Opened

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the section of Wrightsboro Road closed due to a gas leak has now been re-opened. More>>

Jenkins County Man Reported Missing

Photo of 52-year-old Jesse W. Hendley, who has reportedly been missing from his home on the 3000 block of Paramore Hill Road, in Millen, Georgia since Wednesday, September 3rd. (Credit: Jenkins County Sheriff's Office) Photo of 52-year-old Jesse W. Hendley, who has reportedly been missing from his home on the 3000 block of Paramore Hill Road, in Millen, Georgia since Wednesday, September 3rd. (Credit: Jenkins County Sheriff's Office)
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The Jenkins County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from the public in finding a Millen man who has been reported missing. More>>

Quick Cooking w/ Karen Calloway: Make Ahead Oatmeal Muffins

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It doesn't take a decadent dessert to satisfy a sweet tooth and this week, I'm whipping up a huge batch of Oatmeal Muffin batter that you can store in the fridge to bake up throughout the week. More>>

Apple To Make New Products Announcement Tuesday

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Here we go again. the folks at Apple are hosting another launch announcement later Tuesday...following months of speculation on the evolution of Apple products. More>>

Former South Carolina Gamecocks Football Player Charged With Assault

Former South Carolina Gamecocks Football Star Charged With Assault

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina and NFL running back Harold Green II has been arrested on charges of assaulting five female high school students. Multiple media outlets reported that the 46-year-old Green turned himself in to Richland County sheriff's deputies Monday. Sheriff Leon Lott said Green is accused of inappropriately touching the Spring Valley High School students who ranged in age from 15 to 17 last month while he was working as a volunteer coach. The students were worki... More>>

New Clinic Free, LGBT & Latin Friendly

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A group of students are seeing their dream become reality in the medical community. Health Sciences students and staff at Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University cut the ribbon on the new Equality Clinic. This is the first of its kind in the area. It was created to serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population. More>>

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  • Former Ft. Gordon Soldier Remembered by Strides in Life

    Former Ft. Gordon Soldier Remembered by Strides in Life

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-09-18 02:51:32 GMT
    The Department of Defense announced a former Fort Gordon soldier has been killed in action in Afghanistan. The DoD stated in a press release that Major Michael Donahue was one of two soldiers killed when a Taliban suicide bomber detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy. He was originally from Columbus, OH and currently assigned to Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
    The Department of Defense announced a former Fort Gordon soldier has been killed in action in Afghanistan. The DoD stated in a press release that Major Michael Donahue was one of two soldiers killed when a Taliban suicide bomber detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy. He was originally from Columbus, OH and currently assigned to Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
  • 34th Annual Arts In The Heart Festival

    34th Annual Arts In The Heart Festival

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-09-17 20:51:23 GMT
    The Greater Augusta Arts Council is proud to host the 34th Annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta, this coming weekend, September 19 - 21.
    The Greater Augusta Arts Council is proud to host the 34th Annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta, this coming weekend, September 19 - 21.
  • Robot Aides in Surgery

    Robot Aides in Surgery

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-09-17 20:34:21 GMT
    Going under the knife in the CSRA just got a little easier. Doctors Hospital unveiled the da Vinci Surgical System. It allows doctors to perform minimally invasive surgery with the assistance of a robot. The da Vinci is HD (High Definition), 3-Dimensional and allows doctors to see a better picture while working. Christopher Hogan, Trauma Acute Care Surgery Director at Doctors Hospital, said it is better than using only hands or the current surgical tools.
    Going under the knife in the CSRA just got a little easier. Doctors Hospital unveiled the da Vinci Surgical System. It allows doctors to perform minimally invasive surgery with the assistance of a robot. The da Vinci is HD (High Definition), 3-Dimensional and allows doctors to see a better picture while working. Christopher Hogan, Trauma Acute Care Surgery Director at Doctors Hospital, said it is better than using only hands or the current surgical tools.
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  • Beanie Babies creator's sentence debated in court

    Beanie Babies creator's sentence debated in court

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-09-18 03:03:24 GMT
    Federal prosecutors seeking to put the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies in prison for hiding millions in Swiss bank accounts told appellate court judges Wednesday that the toymaker's sentence of probation...
    Federal prosecutors seeking to put the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies in prison for hiding millions in Swiss bank accounts told appellate court judges Wednesday that the toymaker's sentence of probation threatens...
  • 2013 Monitoring Report States SRS Environmentally Safe

    2013 Monitoring Report States SRS Environmentally Safe

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-09-17 21:06:14 GMT
    Photo of the Savannah River SitePhoto of the Savannah River Site
    According to the 2013 Savannah River Site Environmental Report, the complex and its surrounding land is environmentally safe.
    According to the 2013 Savannah River Site Environmental Report, the complex and its surrounding land is environmentally safe.
  • 34th Annual Arts In The Heart Festival

    34th Annual Arts In The Heart Festival

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-09-17 20:51:23 GMT
    The Greater Augusta Arts Council is proud to host the 34th Annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta, this coming weekend, September 19 - 21.
    The Greater Augusta Arts Council is proud to host the 34th Annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta, this coming weekend, September 19 - 21.
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  • Beanie Babies creator's sentence debated in court

    Beanie Babies creator's sentence debated in court

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-09-18 03:03:24 GMT
    Federal prosecutors seeking to put the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies in prison for hiding millions in Swiss bank accounts told appellate court judges Wednesday that the toymaker's sentence of probation...
    Federal prosecutors seeking to put the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies in prison for hiding millions in Swiss bank accounts told appellate court judges Wednesday that the toymaker's sentence of probation threatens...
  • 4 year old expelled because of mothers Facebook post

    What's trending at 5:30, Thursday, August 28th & Conversation at WJBF.com

    What's trending at 5:30, Thursday, August 28th & Conversation at WJBF.com

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-09-18 01:33:56 GMT
    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are finally married!!The couple tied the knot Saturday in france in a private ceremony.They've been together for nine years. got engaged in 2012 and share six children together.The owners of "nice guys pizza" dropped the f-bomb on their front door.In bold white letters you can see the days of the week they're open.They're closed on Monday's, but decided to use more colorful language to let customers know.The city code for signage prohibits obscene signs.A city spo...
    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are finally married!!The couple tied the knot Saturday in france in a private ceremony.They've been together for nine years. got engaged in 2012 and share six children together.The owners of "nice guys pizza" dropped the f-bomb on their front door.In bold white letters you can see the days of the week they're open.They're closed on Monday's, but decided to use more colorful language to let customers know.The city code for signage prohibits obscene signs.A city spo...
  • 5 year old sent home from school because hair was too long

    What's Trending at 5:30 on Friday, August 29th & Conversation

    What's Trending at 5:30 on Friday, August 29th & Conversation

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-09-18 01:32:19 GMT
    Prayer may not be allowed in many schools across the country but one woman is finding a way around that.This Louisiana woman calls this bus stop church - she goes to school bus stops every day and and prays with the kids.When she was a kid, she was raped -- now, she tells the kids how important it is to go to someone if bad things like that are happening in their community.She says there is too much violence among youth and adults should help create a better environment. One Texas student was...
    Prayer may not be allowed in many schools across the country but one woman is finding a way around that.This Louisiana woman calls this bus stop church - she goes to school bus stops every day and and prays with the kids.When she was a kid, she was raped -- now, she tells the kids how important it is to go to someone if bad things like that are happening in their community.She says there is too much violence among youth and adults should help create a better environment. One Texas student was...
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  • SC House Looking for Solutions to State’s Domestic Violence Problem

    SC House Looking for Solutions to State’s Domestic Violence Problem

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-09-18 03:46:10 GMT
    SC is ranked second-worst in the country for the rate of women killed by men. The state House Criminal Domestic Violence Reform Committee met to look for solutions.
    SC is ranked second-worst in the country for the rate of women killed by men. The state House Criminal Domestic Violence Reform Committee met to look for solutions.
  • Monetta Magistrate Office Stays Open; More Unanswered Questions

    Monetta Magistrate Office Stays Open; More Unanswered Questions

    Monetta Magistrate Office Stays Open; More Unanswered Questions

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-09-17 22:16:19 GMT
    People in the town of Monetta, South Carolina are breathing a sigh of relief after their local magistrate's office almost got the boot. The Aiken County Judicial and Public Safety Committee has been pushing the recommendation for a month. After deliberation at the council meeting on Tuesday, members decided to unanimously vote against the closing. But this isn't the last battle Monetta is going to fight when it comes ...
    People in the town of Monetta, South Carolina are breathing a sigh of relief after their local magistrate's office almost got the boot. The Aiken County Judicial and Public Safety Committee has been pushing the recommendation for a month. After deliberation at the council meeting on Tuesday, members decided to unanimously vote against the closing. But this isn't the last battle Monetta is going to fight when it comes ...
  • 2013 Monitoring Report States SRS Environmentally Safe

    2013 Monitoring Report States SRS Environmentally Safe

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-09-17 21:06:14 GMT
    Photo of the Savannah River SitePhoto of the Savannah River Site
    According to the 2013 Savannah River Site Environmental Report, the complex and its surrounding land is environmentally safe.
    According to the 2013 Savannah River Site Environmental Report, the complex and its surrounding land is environmentally safe.
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