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Columbia County is officially done with debris pickup

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Last week Richmond County finished it’s clean up from February's ice storm. Now, Columbia County has signed off on their pick up as well, but there’s still some work that needs to be done. Wednesday, contractor’s finished removed debris from all 48 zones in the county. In all, over 530,000 cubic yards were picked up. Now, contractors will be busy hauling all that debris out of the county.
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Georgia

Georgia’s unemployment rate drops Video included

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New numbers are in for unemployment in the Peach state. Georgia's Department of Labor announced the unemployment rate declined to 7% in March.
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North Augusta

The first round of The National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships officially kicked off Video included

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The Masters has come and gone, but that doesn't mean the CSRA is done with major golf tournaments. The 8th annual National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships kicked off in North Augusta. "Go Tigers”,"Go Pacers", "Go Dawgs, woot woot", and "Go Jags", players cheered on their team.
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Aiken County

1 killed in train accident in Warrenville

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Aiken County authorities are investigating the death of a person found on train tracks in Warrenville. Emergency crews recieved the call shortly after 4a.m. Thursday morning.It's believed the victim waswalking on the train tracks when they were struck.The accident happened off of Carline Road between Carter Street and Walton Road. Right now authorities have not released a name. NBC 26 has a crew on the scene, and will bring you the latest as it comes into our newsroom. More>>

Decision 2014

Senator Graham’s Republican Challengers Debate in Aiken, Discuss MOX

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Republican challengers in South Carolina taking on Senator Lindsey Graham took the stage in a debate held by the Aiken Republican Club. Senator Lindsey Graham did not attend the debate, but five of his opponents came ready to explain why they should replace him in the U.S. Senate.
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Richmond County

Wednesday's temperatures well below average

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A strong cold front that passed through Tuesday brought much cooler temperatures to the Central Savannah River Area on Wednesday. More>>

Atlanta lands Major League Soccer expansion franchise for 2017

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PAUL NEWBERRYAP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta has become the newest city in Major League Soccer with an expansion franchise that will begin play in 2017. The team announced Wednesday will be owned by Arthur Blank, who also owns the NFL's Atlanta Falcons. The MLS team will play in a new $1 billion retractable roof stadium to be built next to the Georgia Dome. While primarily designed for the Falcons, Blank was eager to line up an additional revenue source for the new facility. MLS, whic... More>>

South Carolina

South Carolina bill banning abortions after 19 weeks stalls

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A bill banning abortion in South Carolina beyond 19 weeks of pregnancy has stalled in the state Senate, with lawmakers raising concerns that the bill also bans contraception. More>>

Columbia County

Storm debris is a good place for insects to hide Video included

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The aftermath from February’s ice storm can still be seen all over the CSRA. But one side effect from all that freezing weather is something you might not expect: an increase in insect population.Some people may be surprised to hear that storm debris is a perfect habitat for insects to thrive, especially ants. More>>

US & World

On anniversary of Boston bombing, man arrested for 'hoax device'

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The mother of a man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the bombings says her son has a mental disorder. Joie Edson tells The Associated Press that her son Kevin "Kayvon" Edson has bipolar disorder. The 25-year-old was arrested Tuesday. He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Boston Municipal Court. The Suffolk district attorney's office confirmed his name. He faces a charge of possession of a hoax device, bu... More>>

North Augusta

The National Disc Golf Championship kicks off in North Augusta Video included

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The Masters has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean the CSRA is done with golf altogether. A different type of golf kicks off this week. The 8th annual National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships at the Hippodrome Disc Golf Complex in North Augusta. Disc Golf is essentially the same as the traditional game of golf. The difference is that you don’t use a ball and club. Instead, players use a flying disc or a frisbee.
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Georgia

Ex-Georgia radiology tech filed false mammogram results

An ex-radiology technician accused of filing inaccurate mammogram results at a middle Georgia hospital has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of reckless conduct and a count of computer forgery. More>>

South Carolina

No discussion on South Carolina anti-domestic violence bills

A committee slated to discuss legislation targeting domestic violence in South Carolina has recessed because a Senate session was running late. More>>

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National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

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They're the calming voice during the most stressful times in your life. "No matter what the call might be. It might be just a regular call, it might be an accident with injuries, it might even be just a nuisance complaint" said 911 dispatcher Ivey Barnett.
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Richmond County

Which road projects could the next SPLOST cover?

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Approving the SPLOST would mean major new road projects across Augusta, but Tuesday Commissioners failed to agree on where the Engineering Department should spend its $50 million portion of that potential sales tax money.
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Aiken County

Aiken Tech is gearing up for a free Career Fair this week

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Wednesday's career fair kicks off at 11:30 am at Aiken Tech's student activities center gym located in the 900 building. 50 employers from across the CSRA will be on hand.
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Aiken County

The South Carolina Bar association is offering legal help for free

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Today is National Healthcare Decisions Day and in honor of that, the South Carolina Bar association is offering a free legal clinic. They'll be going over end of life issues like living wills, health care powers of attorney and funeral planning.
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Burke County

Traffic Alert: Accident involving 18 wheeler causing delays in Burke County

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Deputies in Burke County are on the scene of an accident involving an 18-wheeler.It happened shortly before 8am on Highway 23 near Spring Branch Church Road.The tractor trailer is blocking traffic in both directions.We have a crew on the scene and will bring more information as it becomes available.


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Georgia

Georgia officials scheduled to set tuition rates

Georgia college students will learn Tuesday how much they will owe in tuition and fees at state schools next year. More>>

Georgia

GRU excited about medical marijuana clinical trials Video included

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Georgia families are feeling hope in their quest to treat their children with medical marijuana. It’s a feeling stemming from the governor’s proposal for a clinical trial Georgia Regents University.
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South Carolina

DHEC wants public's help tracking West Nile in SC

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Public health officials are seeing the public's help in tracking the arrival of the West Nile virus in South Carolina. More>>

Crime Alert

Deadly shooting in Waynesboro, GBI on scene

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One person is dead after an early morningshooting in Waynesboro Monday.Investigatorson the scene tell NBC 26the call came in shortly after 1 a.m.The GBI is assisting with the investigation. Right now the cause of the incidentremains unknown.We will have more details for you as they come into our newsroom. More>>

Burke County

Burke County Sheriff's Office looking for missing teen

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The Burke County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in locating 14 year-old Alivea “Nickey” Schramm.
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The Masters

Bubba Watson wins Masters Tournament

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Bubba Watson is now a two-time winner of the Masters Tournament. More>>

Crime Alert

Investigators searching for driver of deadly hit and run

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Investigators in Richmond County need your help finding the vehicle that hit two pedestrians, killing 14 year old Zykeith Harris and injuring another.
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Crime Alert

Three people in custody after apparent meth lab bust

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Three people have been taken into custody after a meth lab bust in Augusta, Saturday. More>>

Richmond County

Animal Adoptions at the Commons

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A group of animal lovers and some four-legged friends gathered at the Augusta Common Saturday, in hopes people would stop by to adopt animals that need a loving home. More>>

Masters

Masters: a treat for the generations

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The Masters truly is a family affair. It's not uncommon to see parents with their young kids for the first time on the course, or those who aren't children, but who are seeing Augusta National through child-like eyes. More>>

The Masters

Excitement at the 18th hole: Patrons watch their favorites finish the day Video included

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There are so many exciting places to be at the Augusta National Golf Club. One hole that’s always packed is number 18.
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    Deadly shooting in Waynesboro, GBI on scene

    Deadly shooting in Waynesboro, GBI on scene

    Monday, April 14 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-04-14 11:19:09 GMT
    One person is dead after an early morningshooting in Waynesboro Monday.Investigatorson the scene tell NBC 26the call came in shortly after 1 a.m.The GBI is assisting with the investigation. Right now the cause of the incidentremains unknown.We will have more details for you as they come into our newsroom.
    One person is dead after an early morningshooting in Waynesboro Monday.Investigatorson the scene tell NBC 26the call came in shortly after 1 a.m.The GBI is assisting with the investigation. Right now the cause of the incidentremains unknown.We will have more details for you as they come into our newsroom.
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    Investigators searching for driver of deadly hit and run

    Investigators searching for driver of deadly hit and run

    Sunday, April 13 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-04-13 19:29:29 GMT
    Investigators in Richmond County need your help finding the vehicle that hit two pedestrians, killing 14 year old Zykeith Harris and injuring another.
    Investigators in Richmond County need your help finding the vehicle that hit two pedestrians, killing 14 year old Zykeith Harris and injuring another.
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    Three people in custody after apparent meth lab bust

    Three people in custody after apparent meth lab bust

    Saturday, April 12 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-04-12 23:58:19 GMT
    Three people have been taken into custody after a meth lab bust in Augusta, Saturday.
    Three people have been taken into custody after a meth lab bust in Augusta, Saturday.
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  • Clemson freshman Ashlan Ramsey to turn pro

    Clemson freshman Ashlan Ramsey to turn pro

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:58:51 GMT
    (AP) - Clemson freshman golfer Ashlan Ramsey is turning pro after the school year. Coach J.T. Horton announced Ramsey's plans Tuesday. Ramsey is No. 7 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for women. She leads Clemson in stroke average with 72.15 through nine events. The Tigers will play in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament starting Thursday. Ramsey has six top-10 finishes for Clemson this season. She was the medalist at two tournaments and runner-up at two other events. Ramsey says playin...
    (AP) - Clemson freshman golfer Ashlan Ramsey is turning pro after the school year. Coach J.T. Horton announced Ramsey's plans Tuesday. Ramsey is No. 7 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for women. She leads Clemson in stroke average with 72.15 through nine events. The Tigers will play in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament starting Thursday. Ramsey has six top-10 finishes for Clemson this season. She was the medalist at two tournaments and runner-up at two other events. Ramsey says playin...
  • GreenJackets game suspended due to inclement weather

    GreenJackets game suspended due to inclement weather

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:46:03 GMT
    The Augusta GreenJackets (7-4) started their second home stand against the Savannah Sand Gnats (7-3) only to have the second half of the game suspended due to heavy rain on Monday night. Left handed pitcher Christian Jones has a no hitter through five innings. Jones (0-1) has seven strikeouts and only walked one man. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Leonardo Rojas has a double through the hole at second. With one out and Rojas on second, the game is suspended. The rest of tonight’s game...
    The Augusta GreenJackets (7-4) started their second home stand against the Savannah Sand Gnats (7-3) only to have the second half of the game suspended due to heavy rain on Monday night. Left handed pitcher Christian Jones has a no hitter through five innings. Jones (0-1) has seven strikeouts and only walked one man. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Leonardo Rojas has a double through the hole at second. With one out and Rojas on second, the game is suspended. The rest of tonight’s game...
  • Masters

    Update: Monday Masters practice round cancelled

    Update: Monday Masters practice round cancelled

    Monday, April 7 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-04-07 16:40:44 GMT
    Monday’s practice round has been cancelled.  Patrons with tickets will be given a full refund and the opportunity to purchase Monday tickets for the next year's tournament.
    Monday’s practice round has been cancelled.  Patrons with tickets will be given a full refund and the opportunity to purchase Monday tickets for the next year's tournament.
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    Storm debris is a good place for insects to hide

    Storm debris is a good place for insects to hide

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:47:21 GMT
    The aftermath from February’s ice storm can still be seen all over the CSRA. But one side effect from all that freezing weather is something you might not expect: an increase in insect population.Some people may be surprised to hear that storm debris is a perfect habitat for insects to thrive, especially ants.
    The aftermath from February’s ice storm can still be seen all over the CSRA. But one side effect from all that freezing weather is something you might not expect: an increase in insect population.Some people may be surprised to hear that storm debris is a perfect habitat for insects to thrive, especially ants.
  • Decision 2014

    Senator Graham’s Republican Challengers Debate in Aiken, Discuss MOX

    Senator Graham’s Republican Challengers Debate in Aiken, Discuss MOX

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:35:44 GMT
    Republican challengers in South Carolina taking on Senator Lindsey Graham took the stage in a debate held by the Aiken Republican Club. Senator Lindsey Graham did not attend the debate, but five of his opponents came ready to explain why they should replace him in the U.S. Senate.
    Republican challengers in South Carolina taking on Senator Lindsey Graham took the stage in a debate held by the Aiken Republican Club. Senator Lindsey Graham did not attend the debate, but five of his opponents came ready to explain why they should replace him in the U.S. Senate.
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    26 Women to Watch: Loretta Emmons

    26 Women to Watch: Loretta Emmons

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-03-12 02:29:21 GMT
    "That's why this started, it's my heartsong." That song is what inspired Loretta Emmons to open the low-cost spay/neuter clinic back in 2005, just months after telling her husband about her dream. "My
    "That's why this started, it's my heartsong." That song is what inspired Loretta Emmons to open the low-cost spay/neuter clinic back in 2005, just months after telling her husband about her dream. "My
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