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Augusta Commission Approves Nearly $8 Million Tax Hike For 2014 Video included

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Facing a fast approaching deadline, Augusta Commissioners agree to a 1.75 mill property tax hike that will allow the city to get out of a deep budget hole without hitting the reserve. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story. More>>

CSRA Evening News Update: July 30, 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>>

NTSB Releases Report In Plane Crash That Killed "The Vein Guys" Doctor, 4 Employees Video included

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Federal investigators have issued a report on a plane crash that killed an Augusta-based vascular surgeon and four of his colleagues. More>>

"The HPV Vaccination Ruined my life" Video included

Ashley Adair says HPV vaccinations ruined her life. Ashley Adair says HPV vaccinations ruined her life.
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One girl is challenging the highly recommended vaccine, Gardasil, because of an adverse reaction caused by the vaccination. The 20 year old tells, News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter, how the vaccine changed her life.

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Screams, panic caught on video as shark charges at swimmers near beach

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A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape.
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How To Treat A Snakebite

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What if you or someone else suffers a snakebite?  Do you know what to do and what not to do?

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Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Receives Equipment Donation from J.D. Paugh Memorial Foundation

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office recently benefited from a generous donation by the Deputy J. D. Paugh Memorial Foundation. More>>

Augusta Fire Chief Warns Of Dangers Of Internet "Fire Challenge"

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Augusta Fire Chief Chris James is warning teens and parents about the dangers of the internet "Fire Challenge".
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Oprah remembers Maya Angelou at Wake Forest University

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Lindsay Lohan's mom better get out her bus pass. Dina Lohan's drivers license was taken after she caught driving drink. Sources say her blood alcohol level was about three times the legal limit. So a long island judged ordered her to lose her license for a whole year and she must complete a drunk driving program. She also has to pay a fine, and have a breathalyzer installed in her car.Oprah is in North Carolina to help plan Maya Angelou's funeral services, to be held this weekend. She says sh... More>>

VIDEO: Panic as shark charges swimmers at beach

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A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape. “This just happened off Navarre Beach Pier... 10 ft hammerhead going right at a swimmer and lifeguard.....insane!” wrote Dan Flynn, who posted the video to Facebook. More>>

Wedding party all wet

Wedding Party takes a dive

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Some people are swept off their feet before their wedding. That's pretty much what happened before a ceremony in Minnesota. The bride, groom and the entire wedding party of 20 were posing on a dock an hour before the vows when it collapses into the water. The videographer captured every moment of it on tape. Just about everyone got wet, but the videographer says they were all smiles even after the epic fail. More>>

MUGS: 27 Arrests Made In Greenville Co. Prostitution Sting Video included

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The operation started July 17 and targeted areas including Old Buncombe Road, Whitehorse Road and hotels in the southern portion of the county, according to sheriff’s office. More>>

Serena Williams crashed a beach wedding

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Serena Williams served up quite the surprise for one Miami bride.....by crashing her big day! The pro player may have been a tad underdressed.She posted these pics on instragram showing off her loud leopard print one-piece bathing suit (not exactly wedding attire). Williams, who was recently ousted from the french open, was enjoying a day at the beach when she ran into the happy couple.Singer Rihanna revealing a little more than we expected. She made quite the fashion statement with her see-t... More>>

School Director Prepares for Bus Bullying

School Director Prepares for Bus Bullying Video included

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School buses in Columbia County will begin transporting more than 14,000 students twice a day starting next week. As directors complete routes, they are also working on ways to prevent bullying on the bus.A majority of the buses have no cameras or monitors on board. In most cases, there is no camera footage to look back on, but the school will accept student phone video in investigations. When a bullying incident happ... More>>

"Sharknado 2: The Second One" Premieres Wednesday Night

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The much-anticipated sequel to "Sharknado" premieres Wednesday night on SyFy. More>>

Brad Means' Interview With Mayor Copenhaver Doesn't Go As Expected Video included

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Every month Mayor Deke Copenhaver is a welcomed guest on The Means Report, but this month Brad's interview didn't go as planned when the mayor announced he was planning on taking Brad's job! It was all part of a special birthday surprise. More>>

CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 30, 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>>

Copenhaver Addresses City Issues And How To Clean Up The City Video included

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In this segment of The Means Report, Mayor Deke Copenhaver talks to Brad about issues currently being discussed when it comes to Augusta city government and also talks about issues relating to cleaning up the city of Augusta. More>>

Adopt-A-Pet: July 30, 2014

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The CSRA Humane Society appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon with Mary Morrison and Anne Sawyer on July 30th.
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SRS Selected For National Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

DOE-SR Fleet Manager Chris Goodman (left) charges the Chevy Volt, the first electric vehicle at the Savannah River Site, while members of the SRNS and DOE-SR Fleet Management team (back row, from left) Tim Armstrong, Kevin Heath and Pete Ladomirak perform DOE-SR Fleet Manager Chris Goodman (left) charges the Chevy Volt, the first electric vehicle at the Savannah River Site, while members of the SRNS and DOE-SR Fleet Management team (back row, from left) Tim Armstrong, Kevin Heath and Pete Ladomirak perform
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The first electric car and charging station at the Savannah River Site (SRS) have arrived as part of the National Electric Vehicle Pilot Program. More>>

July 31st Proclaimed Boys & Girls Clubs Of The CSRA Day In Augusta

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On Thursday, July 31st Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver will proclaim the day as Boys & Girls Clubs Of The CSRA Day In Augusta.
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Man, Woman Wanted For Stealing Spool Of Copper Wire

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Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigators are looking for a man and woman captured in a surveillance photo stealing a spool of copper wire from Augusta National Golf Club property. More>>

Thirsty Thief Breaks Through Brick Wall For Beer

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A man broke through the brick wall of a convenience store in the Lowcountry where sheriff's investigators say he stole a 12-pack of beer. The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is trying to identify the man who broke into the Enmark store on Commerce Place West in Bluffton early Tuesday morning. More>>

Police: Naked Intruder Fell Asleep In Couple's Bed

A woman is out on appeal bond after admitting she shot a man over bad sex. A woman is out on appeal bond after admitting she shot a man over bad sex.
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A New Mexico man faces charges after authorities say a couple found him naked and sleeping in their bed. Investigators say 30-year-old Freddy Shelby of Albuquerque was arrested Sunday after the homeowners called police to report their unwanted mystery guest. 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>>

CSRA Morning News Update: July 30, 2014

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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>>

Georgia Pushes Adults To Finish College Programs

Georgia is launching a campaign to get adults back in school who started but didn't finish their degrees. Georgia is launching a campaign to get adults back in school who started but didn't finish their degrees.
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Georgia is launching a campaign to get adults back in school who started but didn't finish their degrees. The "Go Back Move Ahead" campaign launched on Tuesday. Leaders of Georgia's four-year university and technical college systems say nontraditional students are essential to meeting college completion goals and to filling jobs.

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Atlanta Mother Charged After Leaving Kids in Car Video included

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Atlanta mother Charnae Amanda Mosley faces four counts of reckless conduct after leaving her children in a hot car while she shopped. More>>

New Standard for Teaching Evolution in SC Gets Approval Video included

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The joint committee of members of the SC Education Oversight Committee and state BOE passed a new standard unanimously for teaching evolution.
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Aiken BOE Talks Penny Sales Tax Video included

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Aiken County Board of Education is working to assess a one percent sales tax on residents and non-residents in order to improve the district. It’s the Education Sales and Use Tax Act. Many people know it as a Penny Tax. School leaders believe monies already generated through homeowner property taxes, which are used for capital improvements, would take three decades to accumulate funding needed for several school upgrades including North Augusta and Aiken High Schools.
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State of the City: Downtown Augusta

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A recent interview with Augusta's mayor turned into an impromptu tour of one of Augusta's newest businesses.The Metro Market is coming to Broad Street and fueling Deke Copenhaver's optimistic outlook about downtown.Mayor Copenhaver says,"When you look at the fact that our upscale loft space has a 98-percent occupancy rate, we see new restaurants opening all the time. I think downtown is really on the upswing and the best is yet to come."Margaret Woodard heads Augusta's Downtown Development Au... More>>

VA Reform Efforts Continue

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Lawmakers are taking another step toward veteran health care reform. House and Senate negotiators approved a compromise bill Tuesday. It approves the expenditure of about 17-billion dollars to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. The measure comes after reports surfaced of veterans waiting for long periods of time to get health care -- and even deaths due to delayed care. More>>

Neighbor finds stolen property in tornado-damaged home Video included

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Sunday, a tornado swept through the Rock Springs area of Kingsport leaving significant damage. Perhaps, the most extreme damage was found at 1912 Rock Springs Road where a home was almost destroyed.  More>>

Augusta Commissioners Will Meet Again Wednesday To Vote On Compromise Tax Increase Video included

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Monday, Augusta Commissioners rejected a two mill property tax increase to balance the budget. Wednesday, city leaders will get back to together to set the millage rate with a smaller tax increase compromise on the table. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
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CSRA Evening News Update: July 29, 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>>

Augusta Commissioner Touts Interim City Administrator As Impressive Video included

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After a nationwide search narrowed down Augusta's City Administrator search to three finalists. Commissioners could not agree on a person to replace Fred Russell, so should the job go to the interim instead? More>>

Car Has Close Call With Massive Boulder

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This extreme near-miss will have you on the edge of your seat. More>>

New Georgia Testing System: Are Students Prepared?

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As students prepare to go back to school, teachers are getting ready for a new state test. Georgia's Department of Education introduced the Georgia Milestones this summer to replace the CRCT and EOCT.This new testing system will be more rigorous. Unlike the CRCT and EOCT, Georgia Milestones has open ended questions and a writing portion. While educators are making lesson plans to support this test, there are some stud... More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Truck Driver Injured After 18-Wheeler Collides With Truck Carrying Crane Video included

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An early morning accident sent a truck driver to the hospital, after an 18-wheeler collided with a truck carrying a crane on Laurel Lake Drive, in North Augusta. More>>

Suspects Wanted In Connection To Waynesboro Murder

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Waynesboro authorities say the are looking for 2 suspects possibly connected in a murder. More>>

Report: South Carolina Ranked Second Worst State In The U.S. To Receive An Education

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South Carolina has been ranked second as the worst state to get an education, according to a report on American Education released by the American Legislative Exchange Council. More>>

CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 29, 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>>

Girl Attacked by Pit Bulls Released from Hospital

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The 18-month-old child attacked by a group of three pit bulls has been released from USA Medical Center. More>>

Back To School Sales Tax Holidays Will Save Parents Money This Weekend

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Click for information on back to school sales tax holidays for Georgia and South Carolina.
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Koala survives 54-mile ride clinging to car's grill

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An adorable little koala survived an amazing high-speed ride by clinging to a car for 54 miles on an Australia highway. The koala suffered a torn nail during the ordeal. More>>

Quick Cooking w/Karin Calloway: Baba Ganoush

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If you're perusing the farmer's market and come across some beautiful, purple eggplant- or if you've got a bumper crop of eggplant in your backyard garden-you'll want to whip up some of this week's Baba Ganoush.
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Study: 35 Percent in U.S. Facing Debt Collectors

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More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. More>>

Sons of Confederate Veterans demand apology from Washington & Lee Video included

These are the items the 15-year-old says he wore to Lee Chapel and was asked to remove. These are the items the 15-year-old says he wore to Lee Chapel and was asked to remove.
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Lexington (WSLS) - The Stonewall Brigade, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1296 is calling upon Washington Lee University President, Kenneth P. Ruscio, to apologize for what it calls the school's mistreatment of a 15-year-old boy over the weekend. More>>

Crayola to open family attraction in Orlando

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Crayon manufacturer Crayola is building a family attraction in Florida, similar to the one it operates in its home state of Pennsylvania, and more could be on the way around the country. More>>

Couple's selfie photobombed by lightning bolt Video included

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A couple vacationing in Mexico was almost hit by lightning, a few sources including Washington Post reported Tuesday. More>>

Dad and daughter killed by a plane while walking on the beach

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A family beach outing during a couple's wedding anniversary trip takes a tragic turn in Venice, Florida. A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter has now died after a plane made an emergency landing at the edge of the water.


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Your Hometown Stories: Rich History Of Augusta's First Rock 'N Roll Band Video included

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Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots were in the CSRA this past weekend. Our John Lynn got an exclusive look at the rich history of Augusta's very first rock band in a WJBF Your Hometown Stories segment. More>>

NYC Woman Finds Wedding Dress Lost After Sandy

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When a New York City dry cleaners was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, the only item to survive was Nicole Pagliaro's wedding dress. More>>

Golfers Turn Out for Larry Bray Tournament Video included

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Monday marked an annual tradition for a great cause.Players endured the hot weather for a golf tournament to raise money for diabetes research.The Larry Bray Memorial Golf Tournament teed off at West Lake.The tournament honors Westside High graduate Larry Bray, who was killed in a car accident in 2008. Just before his death, Larry's niece, Maggie, was diagnosed with type one diabetes.In just 6 years, the tournament has raised more than 150-thousand dollars for the University Health Care Syste... More>>

2014 Paddlefest Preview

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The 7th Annual Paddlefest takes place Saturday, August 2nd at the downtown Riverfront Marina in Augusta, GA. Recently, Savannah Riverkeeper Development Director Marci Canon dropped by the noon show to talk about the event with WJBF News Channel 6 Anchor Chris Kane.2014 PaddlefestWhen: Saturday, August 2ndWhere: Downtown Riverfront MarinaMore Info: paddlefestga.com 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>>

CSRA Morning News Update: July 29, 2014

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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>>

NC woman tests positive for Ebola virus

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A second American working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus, according to the Christian group with whom she works. Nancy Writebol, from Charlotte, was helping a missionary group that is treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, Liberia, when she contracted the deadly virus.Writebol and her husband David are employed by Serving in Mission, which has been working with Samaritan's Purse at the Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center? since the current outbreak began in March. The h... More>>

About 84,000 GA Children To Begin Pre-School

Department of Early Care and Learning officials say about 84,000 children are expected to enroll in Georgia's pre-kindergarten program this year. Department of Early Care and Learning officials say about 84,000 children are expected to enroll in Georgia's pre-kindergarten program this year.
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Department of Early Care and Learning officials say about 84,000 children are expected to enroll in Georgia's pre-kindergarten program this year. Department spokesman Reg Griffin says during the 2013-14 school year, the state's voluntary pre-kindergarten program served 66 percent of 4-year-old children in the state. Griffin says nearly 82,000 children were enrolled in the program last year.

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Washington, GA Mayor Speaks About Police Dept Closure, Sheriff's Office Merger Video included

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News Channel 6 took a look at the City of Washington a week following the turmoil connected to the closing of the police department and the subsequent merger with the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office. Washington Mayor Ames Barnett told News Channel 6’s Renetta DuBose that things have calmed down since the public’s outcry over shutting the police department’s doors and turning services over to the Sheriff’s Office. .. More>>

Samaritans Come to Rescue of Toddler in the Water Video included

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A 3-year-old girl is in critical condition after a near drowning in Citronelle. More>>

Mother and Child Escape Fire

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An Aiken County mother and her baby are homeless tonight after a fire destroyed their home.The blaze broke out shortly before two this morning on Vaucluse Road. Firefighters say the mother and baby escaped safely. Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the fire. More>>

Husband, Wife Admiring Iceberg When Something Happened That Had One Screaming 'GO!"

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A husband and wife were admiring an iceberg in the Bay of Exploits in Canada when something unthinkable happened.One of them started screaming "Go! Go!" while the other scrambled to speed up the boat. More>>

Is SC Becoming More Secretive, Speeding Fines SC Work Zones

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Watchdog groups in South Carolina are worried that several recent state Supreme Court rulings and other actions are making the state more secretive, making it harder for you to follow your government.
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Augusta Commissioners Reject Tax Increase Proposal Video included

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Augusta city leaders pushing a two mill property tax hike get rejected by Commissioners who say no to new taxes. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola explains.
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SC mall evacuated after shooting, one man wounded

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.When police arrived at the scene they found a black male suffering from a gunshot wound.The victim told authorities that he came to the mall to pick up a friend and there was an altercation between the two resulting in the victim being shot.Witnesses say the suspect fled the area and may have gotten into an awaiting... More>>

Seventh Street Eyesore Still Standing Video included

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It was suppose to be torn down back in January, but portions of an old Feed and Seed Mill are still standing and Augusta Commissioners are asking why. More>>

Congressman John Barrow Announces More than $6.7 Million In FEMA Grants Following Winter Storms

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Monday, U.S. Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) announced over $6.7 million coming from FEMA to reimburse CSRA counties for money spent to clean up after 2014's winter storms. More>>

CSRA Evening News Update: July 28, 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>>

Rare Lightning Strike On Beach Kills 1, Injures 12

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A sunny day at California's famed Venice Beach took a dark turn Sunday when one person died and a dozen others were injured after a rare lightning strike. More>>

CSRA 2014-2015 Back To School Start Dates

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We have compiled a list of school year starts dates for CSRA school systems. Click for more information.
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Funding continues to be a major problem for MOX Program

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Governor Nikki Haley, U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, U.S. Representative Joe Wilson, and theU.S. Department of Energy Secretary met with local officials at theSavannah River Siteto talk about the future of the MOX program on Monday.The program will be funded through the end of September, buton Mondaythe groupfocused on what happens after that ends.Under the President's proposed budget, the MOX project would have been put on stand-by. But after a lawsuit, and an agreement with the... More>>

Former Grovetown Jailer Charged With Sexually Assaulting Inmate

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A former Grovetown Department of Public Safety officer is under arrest, charged with sexually assaulting an inmate. More>>

Public Memorial Service Set For Dr. Connie L. Drisko, Dean Emeritus Of The GRU College of Dental Medicine

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A public memorial service has been planned for Dr. Connie L. Drisko, former Dean of the College of Dental Medicine at Georgia Regents University. More>>

Grand Strand area man charged after teen's 'explicit' photo posted to Instagram

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A teenager from Brunswick County has been charged after deputies say he passed along a young girl's explicit photo that made it onto a social media website.On Friday, Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit arr More>>

Recall Of Stone Fruits And Related Made-In-Store Products Sold In Georgia Due To Possible Health Risk

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Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits and some in-store made products containing recalled fruits due to a possible health risk.
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Man Claims He Was Attacked On McCormick County Bike Trail Video included

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A man claims he was attacked while riding on a McCormick County bike trail Saturday night. More>>

Are Pit Bulls Good Pets Or Potential Problems? Video included

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We’ve reported on three recent incidents involving people being hurt by pit bulls. The dog breed raises a lot of debate online.


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CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 28, 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>>

Meteorologist's Response To Viewer Goes Viral

Julya Johnson, a meteorologist at WATE-TV, responded to a viewer's letter on facebook and the post has gone viral. (Courtesy: Johnson's Facebook page) Julya Johnson, a meteorologist at WATE-TV, responded to a viewer's letter on facebook and the post has gone viral. (Courtesy: Johnson's Facebook page)
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A Knoxville meteorologist responded to a viewer’s letter about her appearance on-air and the post has gone viral. More>>

Police: NC mom charged with DUI after car crashes into river with kids inside

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A North Carolina mother is facing charges after authorities say she crashed her car into a river while driving drunk, with her two young kids in the back seat.State troopers arrested 26-year-old Connie Jo Penland early Saturday morning. When first responders arrived, they discovered eight inches of water in the car and her children, ages 6 and 7, inside. Authorities say Penland was so intoxicated she didn't know what ... More>>

CAUGHT ON TAPE: Dozens of baby turtles hatch and head home

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You likely have seen the bumper stickers "sea turtles dig the dark". You can truth in action thanks to the Florida Keys Turtle Cam that captured quite a site Friday night, using infrared lighting and a live-streaming, high-definition "turtle webcam".The feed recorded the hatch of about 100 baby loggerhead sea turtles that bolted from the hole and headed straight to the Atlantic Ocean under dim moonlight.The camera uses infrared lighting so hatchlings won't be confused by artificial light and ... More>>

Should Augusta's James Brown Statue Be Handicapped Accessible? Video included

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Already a popular spot for James Brown fans, his statue on Broad Street should see even more visitors with the release of the new Brown movie, but not everyone can get on up to enjoy it. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola explains. More>>

Top 10 hot spots for germs

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Germs are everywhere - you simply can't avoid them. About 99% of them won't even harm us but that 1% can wreak havoc on our bodies at times.We were curious what places are the germiest. According to Prevention here are the top 10 worst germ spots:1. Kitchen faucet2. Garbage disposal3. Welcome mat4. Vacuum cleaner5. Dish towel6. Car dashboard7. Soap dispensers8. Restaurant ketchup bottles9. Refrigerator seal10. Cell phone That metal aeration screen at the end of the faucet is a total germ magnet. More>>

Product to shield swimmers from sharks

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A product to help keep sharks at away while you're in the water is now being sold in Florida.An Australian-based company is bringing the device, called a Shark Shield, to the Tampa Bay areaBefore now, it wasn't sold in the United States.It's worn around the ankle the antenna trails behind you in the water. Inside the antenna are two electrodes that create an underwater electric field.So when a shark comes close to someone wearing the shark shield -- the devices causes spasms and keeps the sha... 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>>

CSRA Morning News Update: July 28, 2014

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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>>

About 84,000 Georgia Children To Begin Pre-School

About 84,000 Georgia Children To Begin Pre-School

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Department of Early Care and Learning officials say about 84,000 children are expected to enroll in Georgia's pre-kindergarten program this year.
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Six Flags Over Georgia Is Looking To Hire Workers To Staff The Park's Halloween Event

Six Flags Over Georgia Is Looking To Hire Workers To Staff The Park's Halloween Event

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Six Flags Over Georgia is looking to hire hundreds of workers to staff the park's annual Halloween event.
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Fire Sweeps Through Aiken County Home

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An early morning fire swept through a home in Aiken County early Monday. It broke out shortly before 2:00 a.m. on the 48 hundred block of Vaucluse road. That's just off Good Springs Road. No injuries reported. The home is reportedly badly damaged. The cause of the fire is under investigation. More>>

CSRA Evening Headlines: Sunday, July 27th, 2014 Video included

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Mike Miller, John Lynn, Margaret-Ann Carter, and Nicole Snyder have your Sunday evening headlines. More>>

Forensic Psychiatry Program comes to Augusta Video included

Judge Daniel Craig leads forensic psychiatry class. Judge Daniel Craig leads forensic psychiatry class.
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Georgia Regents University started a Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program this July. This year long, intensive course will teach graduates to bridge the gap between psychiatry and the law. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter attended the first class at the Richmond County Court House.

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Local Organization Aims to Decrease Boating Fatalities in the CSRA

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One local organization is working to decrease the number of boating accidents and fatalities in the CSRA.According to the U.S. Coast Guard, Georgia and South Carolina both ranked as two of the top ten states for the highest number of fatal boating accidents in 2013, and a majority of the deaths happened during the summer time.Thurmond Lake Power Squadron teaches water and boat safety throughout the year. One goal of t... More>>

GMA Sunday Headlines: July 27, 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>>

Update: Escaped Inmates Caught, 2 Others Arrested Video included

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Grovetown Public Safety Officers need your help locating two men they say escaped from jail. According to Chief Gary Owens, they are searching for Michael Davis, a 24 year old African-American man, and Joshua Gray, a 21 year old White man. Authorities say they were being held on traffic and probation charges. They are not to be considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information on their whereabouts, please call 9-1-1 immediately. More>>

Local Community rallies to help a Young boy Video included

Appling Community gathers together to raise money for Alex Moore. Appling Community gathers together to raise money for Alex Moore.
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A local 5-year old boy was recently diagnosed with a crippling, rare disease, Aplastic Anemia. Now the community is rallying together to raise money for the boy and his family. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter, spoke with the family about what this means to them.

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CSRA Evening Headlines: Saturday, July 26th, 2014 Video included

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Mike Miller, John Lynn, and Nicole Snyder have your Saturday evening headlines. More>>

Stuff The Bus Tour Rolls Into Waynesboro

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The Stuff The Bus tour kicked off the weekend by rolling into Burke County. The yellow bus parked outside of Walmart and the United Way Volunteers fired up the grille for a good cause. People dropped off school supplies into shopping carts for kids. The Burke County High School Marching Band performed for the event.Amy Nunnally of Burke County Public Schools says, “It’s always just such a great event and look forward to it every year and just love helping the children of Burke County and get ... More>>

GMA Saturday Headlines: July 26, 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>>

Dozens of Augustans Protest Israel / Gaza Conflict Video included

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About 50 people who are frustrated with the violence in the Middle East showed up at the intersection of 15th Street and Walton Way on Friday. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
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Augusta Commission To Vote On Tax Increase Monday

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Augusta Commissioners will vote to set the millage rate on Monday. On the table is a two mil property tax hike that would raise the tax bill on the average house in Augusta by about $70.

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Win My Ride! Winner Announced Video included

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For the past several weeks, we have been naming finalists who have the chance to win a new vehicle from WJBF New Channel 6. Friday evening, that winner was announced.
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  • Two-StateMore>>

  • How To Treat A Snakebite

    How To Treat A Snakebite

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:27:45 GMT

    What if you or someone else suffers a snakebite?  Do you know what to do and what not to do?

    What if you or someone else suffers a snakebite?  Do you know what to do and what not to do?

  • MUGS: 27 Arrests Made In Greenville Co. Prostitution Sting

    MUGS: 27 Arrests Made In Greenville Co. Prostitution Sting

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:45:42 GMT
    The operation started July 17 and targeted areas including Old Buncombe Road, Whitehorse Road and hotels in the southern portion of the county, according to sheriff’s office.
    The operation started July 17 and targeted areas including Old Buncombe Road, Whitehorse Road and hotels in the southern portion of the county, according to sheriff’s office.
  • Adopt-A-Pet: July 30, 2014

    Adopt-A-Pet: July 30, 2014

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:49:44 GMT
    The CSRA Humane Society appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon with Mary Morrison and Anne Sawyer on July 30th.
    The CSRA Humane Society appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon with Mary Morrison and Anne Sawyer on July 30th.
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  • WJBF EXTRA: Panel Looks At Racism In Augusta Politics

    WJBF EXTRA: Panel Looks At Racism In Augusta Politics

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:10:22 GMT
    Photo of Renetta DuBosePhoto of Renetta DuBose
    WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose hosts a panel discussion on racism in Augusta politics.
    WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose hosts a panel discussion on racism in Augusta politics.
  • PART 1: Racism in Augusta Politics

    PART 1: Racism in Augusta Politics

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:04:44 GMT
    Part 1 of 4 News Channel 6 kicked off a four part series on Racism in Augusta Politics. News Channel 6’s Renetta DuBose conducted a panel discussion with four individuals in the CSRA experienced in government, activism and the past and present operations of Augusta. In the wake of the golden anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement and the second term of this country's first African American President, we still ask ourselves this: Does racism still exist?
    Part 1 of 4 News Channel 6 kicked off a four part series on Racism in Augusta Politics. News Channel 6’s Renetta DuBose conducted a panel discussion with four individuals in the CSRA experienced in government, activism and the past and present operations of Augusta. In the wake of the golden anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement and the second term of this country's first African American President, we still ask ourselves this: Does racism still exist?
  • PART 2: Racism in Augusta Politics

    PART 2: Racism in Augusta Politics

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:02:00 GMT
    Part 2 of 4 How do we get this geographical difference in one city? “I think what we’ve seen a lot of over the years is white flight from difference areas. You’ve seen it happen in Downtown Augusta, everyone migrated to Columbia County. Then a lot of folk in the South Augusta community went to different areas and it left somewhat of a void. If you look at the communities now, it’s very clear that there is a grave difference in all of these areas.
    Part 2 of 4 How do we get this geographical difference in one city? “I think what we’ve seen a lot of over the years is white flight from difference areas. You’ve seen it happen in Downtown Augusta, everyone migrated to Columbia County. Then a lot of folk in the South Augusta community went to different areas and it left somewhat of a void. If you look at the communities now, it’s very clear that there is a grave difference in all of these areas.
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  • Screams, panic caught on video as shark charges at swimmers near beach

    Screams, panic caught on video as shark charges at swimmers near beach

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:48:04 GMT
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    A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape.
    A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape.
  • Oprah remembers Maya Angelou at Wake Forest University

    What's Trending at 5:30, Wednesday June 4th

    What's Trending at 5:30, Wednesday June 4th

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:07:54 GMT
    Lindsay Lohan's mom better get out her bus pass. Dina Lohan's drivers license was taken after she caught driving drink. Sources say her blood alcohol level was about three times the legal limit. So a long island judged ordered her to lose her license for a whole year and she must complete a drunk driving program. She also has to pay a fine, and have a breathalyzer installed in her car.Oprah is in North Carolina to help plan Maya Angelou's funeral services, to be held this weekend. She says sh...
    Lindsay Lohan's mom better get out her bus pass. Dina Lohan's drivers license was taken after she caught driving drink. Sources say her blood alcohol level was about three times the legal limit. So a long island judged ordered her to lose her license for a whole year and she must complete a drunk driving program. She also has to pay a fine, and have a breathalyzer installed in her car.Oprah is in North Carolina to help plan Maya Angelou's funeral services, to be held this weekend. She says sh...
  • VIDEO: Panic as shark charges swimmers at beach

    VIDEO: Panic as shark charges swimmers at beach

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:58:18 GMT
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    A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape. “This just happened off Navarre Beach Pier... 10 ft hammerhead going right at a swimmer and lifeguard.....insane!” wrote Dan Flynn, who posted the video to Facebook.
    A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape. “This just happened off Navarre Beach Pier... 10 ft hammerhead going right at a swimmer and lifeguard.....insane!” wrote Dan Flynn, who posted the video to Facebook.
  • Government/PoliticsMore>>

  • Copenhaver Addresses City Issues And How To Clean Up The City

    Copenhaver Addresses City Issues And How To Clean Up The City

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:03:02 GMT
    In this segment of The Means Report, Mayor Deke Copenhaver talks to Brad about issues currently being discussed when it comes to Augusta city government and also talks about issues relating to cleaning up the city of Augusta.
    In this segment of The Means Report, Mayor Deke Copenhaver talks to Brad about issues currently being discussed when it comes to Augusta city government and also talks about issues relating to cleaning up the city of Augusta.
  • SRS Selected For National Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

    SRS Selected For National Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:42:46 GMT
    DOE-SR Fleet Manager Chris Goodman (left) charges the Chevy Volt, the first electric vehicle at the Savannah River Site, while members of the SRNS and DOE-SR Fleet Management team (back row, from left) Tim Armstrong, Kevin Heath and Pete Ladomirak performDOE-SR Fleet Manager Chris Goodman (left) charges the Chevy Volt, the first electric vehicle at the Savannah River Site, while members of the SRNS and DOE-SR Fleet Management team (back row, from left) Tim Armstrong, Kevin Heath and Pete Ladomirak perform
    The first electric car and charging station at the Savannah River Site (SRS) have arrived as part of the National Electric Vehicle Pilot Program.
    The first electric car and charging station at the Savannah River Site (SRS) have arrived as part of the National Electric Vehicle Pilot Program.
  • New Standard for Teaching Evolution in SC Gets Approval

    New Standard for Teaching Evolution in SC Gets Approval

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:56:27 GMT
    The joint committee of members of the SC Education Oversight Committee and state BOE passed a new standard unanimously for teaching evolution.
    The joint committee of members of the SC Education Oversight Committee and state BOE passed a new standard unanimously for teaching evolution.
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