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Columbia County Board of Education address overcrowding in classrooms

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Columbia County Board of Education held a study session earlier this evening. They addressed some issues they've discovered early into this school year. A major one being classroom overcrowding. More>>

Braswell; Richmond County School Board candidate drops out

Monique Braswell withrdroaws from Richmond County School Board race Monique Braswell withrdroaws from Richmond County School Board race
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District Two candidate Monique Braswell announced her withdrawal on Tuesday afternoon. She says her decision comes because of her health concerns and she wants to spend more time with her family. More>>

Columbia County

Columbia county $700,000 incentive retail project for Gateway area

The Gateway is one of Columbia County's newest and fastest-growing retail centers. The Gateway is one of Columbia County's newest and fastest-growing retail centers.
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Columbia County just approved a project for the Gateway area that comes with $700,000 in incentives. Only a few years ago, what is now known as the Gateway area was mostly trees and undeveloped land.
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Richmond County

Lane closures planned for River Watch Parkway later this week

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The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced rolling lane closures on River Watch Parkway in Richmond County. More>>

Your Money

RECALL: HP recalls notebook power cords due to overheating and fire risk

HP has recieved reports of this model of power cord overheating. HP has recieved reports of this model of power cord overheating.
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Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard. More>>

Richmond County

UPDATE: Name of suspect arrested in Carrie Street shooting released

Robert Ivory Anderson, arrested Robert Ivory Anderson, arrested
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UPDATE: On Monday, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office arrested a man whom they is responsible for a shooting on Carrie Street in Augusta Sunday night. However, the Sheriff's Office did not release the suspect's name until Tuesday afternoon. More>>

South Carolina

Computer problem leads to longer wait at SCDMV offices

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Expect extra long delays if you're headed to your local DMV office. The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles says it's having computer issues that have limited what services it can offer. More>>

StormTracker News

Summer 2014 in Augusta a little on the cool side; would've been considered warm a few decades ago

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Meteorological summer is coming to a close, and other than the heat wave last week, it really hasn't been too hot this year. Meteorologist Rich Rogers looks back to previous years to find out if it really has been a cool summer by Augusta standards. More>>

Aiken County

UPDATE: 3-year-old girl dies after being hit by golf cart at Aiken Regional

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**UPDATE: 8/26 9:45am***According to a press release sent to NBC 26 by the Aiken County Coroner, the 3-year-old hit by a golf cart at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, has died.


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Richmond County

Hephzibah Police Department gets new military equipment

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The extent to which local police in the U.S. have added military equipment is now something the White House is looking into, even in small towns like Hephzibah. President Obama has ordered a review of federal programs and funding that allows state and local law enforcement to acquire military equipment.NBC 26 asked Chief Flowers how this review will affect their department and got a tour of the types of equipment they have obtained through the military. He says even in small towns like Hephzi... More>>

Health Check

Report: No proof veterans died because of delays

VA Medical Center VA Medical Center
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The Veterans Affairs Department says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix More>>

Made in Georgia Carolina

Carolina Moon Distillery Video included

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"So good it will make a rabbit spit in a bulldogs face." Edgefield South Carolina is steeped in colorful history and apart of that history is the colorless adult beverage, Moonshine.
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Entertainment News

NBC 26 to air 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Video included

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Television's biggest stars will be dressed to the hilt tonight for the industry's biggest night - the Emmy Awards, which you can see right here on NBC 26. More>>

Richmond County

Mayor breaks tie, Augusta raises millage rate

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Augusta homeowners will pay more in property taxes. Monday, Augusta commissioners revisited a vote on increasing the millage rate that ended in a 5-5 tie. However, Mayor Deke Copenhaver used his vote to break the tie in favor of a 1.75 millage increase. More>>

Richmond County

Ben Hasan sworn in as Augusta District 6 Commissioner

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Ben Hasan is on the job a few months earlier. Augusta's District 6 commissioner was sworn in Monday to replace Joe Jackson, who resigned last week. More>>

Education Watch

Pringle accepts offer to be Richmond County Board of Education School Superintendent

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It will officially be in ink Monday; the Richmond County School System has a new school superintendent. More>>

Columbia County

Martinez business remains open as fire investigation continues

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Fire investigators are still trying to find out how a Columbia County business caught fire.  It happened Sunday around 3am at Augusta Linen Service.The business is located on Martinez Boulevard off Old Evans Road.  Officials with Augusta Linen Service say they will remain open as the investigation continues. More>>

Crime Alert

UPDATE: Augusta man arrested for allegedly setting his wife on fire

Ronnie Jones Ronnie Jones
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***UPDATED: 8:50am - 8/25***

Ronnie Jones was arrested around 10:30pm Sunday night in North Augusta. He is currently being held in their jail awaiting extradition to Richmond County.

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating a man wanted for allegedly setting his wife on fire. More>>

Fort Gordon Connection

Fort Gordon Connection: Fort Gordon - CSRA Community Expo this week Video included

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An event being held this week is working hard to help bridge the gap between military personnel and those within the community.

The annual Fort Gordon - CSRA Community Expo will be held Thursday, August 25th from 10am until 2pm at Gordon Conference and Catering Center.


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Richmond County

Domestic dispute sends one Richmond County man to the hospital

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Authorities with The Richmond County Sheriff's Office say a man shot his brother after the two were arguing over the same woman.
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US & National

California rocked by 6.0 magnitude earthquake

6.0 magnitude earthquake rocks California 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocks California
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The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to tens of thousands in California's wine country on Sunday. More>>

Richmond County

Metro Market Augusta opens on Broad Street

Metro Market Augusta is located next to the Augusta Common on Broad Street. Metro Market Augusta is located next to the Augusta Common on Broad Street.
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There's a new shop in Downtown Augusta making quite the buzz around town. Metro Market Augusta is officially opened for business on Broad Street next to the Augusta Common on Friday. More>>

Restaurant Report Card

Restaurant Report Card showcases Yotopia in Evans; August 21, 2014

Yotopia featured in Restaurant Report Card Yotopia featured in Restaurant Report Card
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This week's Restaurant Report Card showcases Yotopia in Evans and has the highest and lowest health scores of local eateries from August 11-15.
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  • Crime Alert

    USC Increasing Patrols After Crimes; Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

    USC Increasing Patrols After Crimes; Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:32:33 GMT
    USC is increasing campus police patrols after four crimes in one weekUSC is increasing campus police patrols after four crimes in one week
    The University of South Carolina is increasing patrols by campus police after four crimes in a week, three on campus and one just on the edge.
    The University of South Carolina is increasing patrols by campus police after four crimes in a week, three on campus and one just on the edge.
  • Richmond County

    UPDATE: Name of suspect arrested in Carrie Street shooting released

    UPDATE: Name of suspect arrested in Carrie Street shooting released

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:22:36 GMT
    Robert Ivory Anderson, arrestedRobert Ivory Anderson, arrested
    UPDATE: On Monday, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office arrested a man whom they is responsible for a shooting on Carrie Street in Augusta Sunday night. However, the Sheriff's Office did not release the suspect's name until Tuesday afternoon.
    UPDATE: On Monday, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office arrested a man whom they is responsible for a shooting on Carrie Street in Augusta Sunday night. However, the Sheriff's Office did not release the suspect's name until Tuesday afternoon.
  • Crime Alert

    UPDATE: Augusta man arrested for allegedly setting his wife on fire

    UPDATE: Augusta man arrested for allegedly setting his wife on fire

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-08-25 12:48:49 GMT
    Ronnie JonesRonnie Jones

    ***UPDATED: 8:50am - 8/25***

    Ronnie Jones was arrested around 10:30pm Sunday night in North Augusta. He is currently being held in their jail awaiting extradition to Richmond County.

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating a man wanted for allegedly setting his wife on fire.

    ***UPDATED: 8:50am - 8/25***

    Ronnie Jones was arrested around 10:30pm Sunday night in North Augusta. He is currently being held in their jail awaiting extradition to Richmond County.

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating a man wanted for allegedly setting his wife on fire.
  • Your MoneyMore>>

  • Your Money

    RECALL: HP recalls notebook power cords due to overheating and fire risk

    RECALL: HP recalls notebook power cords due to overheating and fire risk

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:41:45 GMT
    HP has recieved reports of this model of power cord overheating.HP has recieved reports of this model of power cord overheating.
    Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard.
    Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard.
  • Your Money

    UPS reports data breach

    UPS reports data breach

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:18:43 GMT
    UPS reports data breachUPS reports data breach
    Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores.
    Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores.
  • Your Money

    South Carolina year closes with higher-than-expected surplus

    South Carolina year closes with higher-than-expected surplus

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:17:47 GMT
    SC budget surplusSC budget surplus
    South Carolina has again ended the fiscal year with a higher-than-expected surplus, handing legislators an additional $32 million to distribute next year.
    South Carolina has again ended the fiscal year with a higher-than-expected surplus, handing legislators an additional $32 million to distribute next year.
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  • Entertainment News

    NBC 26 to air 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

    NBC 26 to air 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

    Monday, August 25 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-08-25 17:13:09 GMT
    Television's biggest stars will be dressed to the hilt tonight for the industry's biggest night - the Emmy Awards, which you can see right here on NBC 26.
    Television's biggest stars will be dressed to the hilt tonight for the industry's biggest night - the Emmy Awards, which you can see right here on NBC 26.
  • Entertainment

    US Treasury Department inspector finds celebrity trip to Cuba legal

    US Treasury Department inspector finds celebrity trip to Cuba legal

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:40:44 GMT
    Beyonce' and Jay-Z's trip to Cuba is found to be legal.Beyonce' and Jay-Z's trip to Cuba is found to be legal.
    The U.S. Treasury Department's inspector general has determined Jay-Z and Beyonce's fifth-anniversary trip to Cuba last year was legal.
    The U.S. Treasury Department's inspector general has determined Jay-Z and Beyonce's fifth-anniversary trip to Cuba last year was legal.
  • Entertainment

    Rapper Gucci Mane sentenced on federal gun charge

    Rapper Gucci Mane sentenced on federal gun charge

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:32:37 GMT
    Gucci Mane prison sentenceGucci Mane prison sentence
    Rapper Gucci Mane has been sentenced to serve three years and three months in prison after pleading guilty to a federal firearms charge several months ago.
    Rapper Gucci Mane has been sentenced to serve three years and three months in prison after pleading guilty to a federal firearms charge several months ago.
  • Local SportsLocal SportsMore>>

  • Pair of local girls advance at Drive, Chip & Putt sub-regional

    Pair of local girls advance at Drive, Chip & Putt sub-regional

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:39:45 GMT
    The response to the first ever Drive, Chip and Putt competition was so great, that the second year of the competition was expanded to include 256 local qualifying sites and up to 50,000 participants. It is exactly the kind of response to growing the game that The Masters Tournament Foundation, the United States Golf Association and the PGA of America had hoped for when they established the competition a year ago.Monday more than 100 boys and girls ages 7-15 competed in a sub-regional qualifie...
    The response to the first ever Drive, Chip and Putt competition was so great, that the second year of the competition was expanded to include 256 local qualifying sites and up to 50,000 participants. It is exactly the kind of response to growing the game that The Masters Tournament Foundation, the United States Golf Association and the PGA of America had hoped for when they established the competition a year ago.Monday more than 100 boys and girls ages 7-15 competed in a sub-regional qualifie...
  • Local Sports

    Two golfers with local connections try for US Amateur win in Atlanta

    Two golfers with local connections try for US Amateur win in Atlanta

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-08-14 00:05:40 GMT
    NBC 26 Sports Director Brendan Robertson is in Atlanta for the U-S Amateur championship with a look at two local golfers competing with very different approaches.Brendan: "Here at the Atlanta Athletic Club a pair of locals making their way to the Match Play portion of the 2014 US Amateur Championship.
    NBC 26 Sports Director Brendan Robertson is in Atlanta for the U-S Amateur championship with a look at two local golfers competing with very different approaches.Brendan: "Here at the Atlanta Athletic Club a pair of locals making their way to the Match Play portion of the 2014 US Amateur Championship.
  • Evans' Austin Vick is low local at U.S. Amateur Championship

    Evans' Austin Vick is low local at U.S. Amateur Championship

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:02:34 GMT
    Local collegian Jimmy Beck, 21, of Columbus, Ga., Sam Horsfield, 17, of England, and Taylor Moore, 21 of Edmond, Okla., each shot 6 under par Monday at Atlanta Athletic Club to share the lead after the first day of stroke-play qualifying at the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship. Beck, a Kennesaw State senior who won the 2013 Georgia State Amateur and finished second in the 2014 Georgia Open, tallied seven birdies against one bogey to shoot 65 on the 7,374-yard, par-71 Highlands Course. Horsfield...
    Local collegian Jimmy Beck, 21, of Columbus, Ga., Sam Horsfield, 17, of England, and Taylor Moore, 21 of Edmond, Okla., each shot 6 under par Monday at Atlanta Athletic Club to share the lead after the first day of stroke-play qualifying at the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship. Beck, a Kennesaw State senior who won the 2013 Georgia State Amateur and finished second in the 2014 Georgia Open, tallied seven birdies against one bogey to shoot 65 on the 7,374-yard, par-71 Highlands Course. Horsfield...
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  • NC State students develop nail polish to battle date rape

    NC State students develop nail polish to battle date rape

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:31:05 GMT
    Four N.C. State students teamed up to invent a nail polish that changes color when it comes in contact with date-rape drugs.
    Four N.C. State students teamed up to invent a nail polish that changes color when it comes in contact with date-rape drugs.
  • Your Money

    RECALL: HP recalls notebook power cords due to overheating and fire risk

    RECALL: HP recalls notebook power cords due to overheating and fire risk

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:41:45 GMT
    HP has recieved reports of this model of power cord overheating.HP has recieved reports of this model of power cord overheating.
    Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard.
    Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard.
  • Aiken County

    EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Mother arrested for cursing receives apology

    EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Mother arrested for cursing receives apology

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-08-16 01:39:45 GMT
    Mom arrested for cursing gets apologyMom arrested for cursing gets apology
    The North Augusta mother who was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly using profanity in a grocery store over the weekend has heard from the woman who made the initial complaint.
    The North Augusta mother who was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly using profanity in a grocery store over the weekend has heard from the woman who made the initial complaint.
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