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Bills from ice storm damage are almost paid off in Columbia County Video included

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Even though weather is in the 90s, for many it's tough to forget the bitter ice storm from February. Columbia County Emergency Management received good news this week from the federal government saying they’ll help reimburse almost all of the bills from the storm. More>>

Richmond County

Election day confusion worries one South Augusta couple

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While every vote counts in an election, some residents NBC 26 spoke with say they didn’t get a fair shot to make their vote count.Nathan Williams and his wife Sandra say the confusion started back in May when they voted in the primary elections in district six. Now just a few months later they claim they were moved to district five without being notified. More>>

Your Money

Possible security breach may expose Goodwill customers' payment card information; local stores not affected

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Goodwill Industries has recently become aware of a potential security breach affecting customers who used debit or credit cards to make purchases at its stores across the country. More>>

Political

Augusta commission suspends search for new city administrator

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The Augusta commission has suspended its search for a new city administrator. It is unclear if or when the city will continue the selection process. More>>

College Sports

UPDATE: UGA dismisses DE Jonathan Taylor

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Police say a University of Georgia football player is facing a charge of aggravated assault, a felony. University of Georgia Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor was arrested early Tuesday after an altercation with his girlfriend at McWhorter Hall on the campus. More>>

Crime Alert

Evans daycare worker arrested, accused of injuring child

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An employee of A Child’s World daycare in Evans has been fired and arrested amid allegations of abuse of a child at the daycare. More>>

Decision 2014

Georgia's 10th Congressional District runoff winner

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Minister and talk radio host Jody Hice has won the nomination of Republicans trying to choose a successor to GOP Rep. Paul Broun of Athens. Hice of Monroe defeated Mike Collins of Jackson in a primary runoff election Tuesday in east Georgia's 10th Congressional District. Broun vacated the seat to run unsuccessfully for the Senate. Hice is a longtime advocate for political activism from the pulpit. He campaigned as an ideological successor to Broun, a congressman known for his fundamentalist C... More>>

Decision 2014

Georgia Senate runoff results

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Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in a Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a general election match up against Democrat Michelle Nunn. On Tuesday night, unofficial returns showed Perdue with a lead of more than 6,000 votes, with about 93 percent of precincts reporting. Perdue is a former corporate CEO making his first bid for public office. He campaigned as an outsider and called Kingston a career politician who has done little t... More>>

Richmond County

Low turn out at Tuesday's polls?

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While the Richmond County Board of Elections Office says they expect a 12% voter turnout, but the polls painted a very different picture at the Primary election run-offs Tuesday.However, the low turnout didn't seem to slow down the two candidates vying for commission seat district 6 on Election Day. Both candidates say they are invested in the city and say they want to make changes.Ben Hasan wants to see collaboration and improvements in education, while Bob Finnegan wants to prepare the city... More>>

Richmond County

NBC 26 Exclusive: Mayor Deke Copenhaver reveals his city administrator recommendation Video included

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Augusta city leaders will meet Wednesday afternoon for a special called meeting. The mayor is expected to give his recommendation for the city's next administrator. In an exclusive interview with NBC 26's Janny Rodriguez, Mayor Deke Copenhaver reveals who he thinks will be the best fit for the job.

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Richmond County

Hasan claims Augusta Commission District 6, Jones to Atlanta for District 22

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Augusta's commission is officially set come January. Ben Hasan filled the last seat in Tuesday's runoff election for District 6. He'll replace Corey Johnson, who lost Tuesday to Harold Jones in the race for state senator, District 22. More>>

Decision 2014

David Perdue defeats Jack Kingston in runoff, will face Michelle Nunn for U.S. Senate

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Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a nationally significant general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn. Tuesday night's primary runoff win validates the former corporate CEO's campaign as an outsider.
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Education Watch

Georgia Regents University College of Education technology advancing faster than before Video included

iMac computers line one lab room in GRU's College of Education. iMac computers line one lab room in GRU's College of Education.
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It was only two years ago when Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences University merged to become GRU. Many skeptics weren't thrilled with the idea. Now that the new name and change has had time to set in, faculty are seeing more possibilities for learning than ever before.
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Political

Augusta to hold public input meetings for city code changes

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Augusta's Planning and Development Department is holding several public meetings this week to get input on proposed changes to the city's codes. More>>

Political

Augusta mayor expected to give recommendation for new administrator at special meeting

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Augusta city leaders will meet Wednesday for a specially called meeting. The mayor is expected to give his recommendation for the city's next administrator.
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South Carolina

South Carolina 45th nationwide in children’s well-being

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South Carolina ranks 45th in the nation in the latest “Kids Count” survey of children’s well-being. The state has improved in some areas, but not enough to move up.
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Political

Columbia County wants public input on SPLOST projects

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Columbia County officials are asking residents for their input on millions of dollars in special projects. The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) projects list has several big items on it that would be funded by a one-penny sales tax from 2017 through 2022.
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    DEA investigates painkiller use in NFL

    DEA investigates painkiller use in NFL

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-07-16 03:35:47 GMT
    Federal drug enforcement agents are taking a closer look at the NFL after claims that players were prescribed powerful painkillers to keep them on the field.
    Federal drug enforcement agents are taking a closer look at the NFL after claims that players were prescribed powerful painkillers to keep them on the field.

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    Georgia Senate runoff results

    Georgia Senate runoff results

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:09:09 GMT
    Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in a Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a general election match up against Democrat Michelle Nunn. On Tuesday night, unofficial returns showed Perdue with a lead of more than 6,000 votes, with about 93 percent of precincts reporting. Perdue is a former corporate CEO making his first bid for public office. He campaigned as an outsider and called Kingston a career politician who has done little t...
    Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in a Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a general election match up against Democrat Michelle Nunn. On Tuesday night, unofficial returns showed Perdue with a lead of more than 6,000 votes, with about 93 percent of precincts reporting. Perdue is a former corporate CEO making his first bid for public office. He campaigned as an outsider and called Kingston a career politician who has done little t...
  • Education Watch

    Georgia Regents University College of Education technology advancing faster than before

    Georgia Regents University College of Education technology advancing faster than before

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:21:57 GMT
    iMac computers line one lab room in GRU's College of Education. iMac computers line one lab room in GRU's College of Education.
    It was only two years ago when Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences University merged to become GRU. Many skeptics weren't thrilled with the idea. Now that the new name and change has had time to set in, faculty are seeing more possibilities for learning than ever before.
    It was only two years ago when Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences University merged to become GRU. Many skeptics weren't thrilled with the idea. Now that the new name and change has had time to set in, faculty are seeing more possibilities for learning than ever before.
  • South Carolina

    South Carolina 45th nationwide in children’s well-being

    South Carolina 45th nationwide in children’s well-being

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:30:46 GMT
    South Carolina ranks 45th in the nation in the latest “Kids Count” survey of children’s well-being. The state has improved in some areas, but not enough to move up.
    South Carolina ranks 45th in the nation in the latest “Kids Count” survey of children’s well-being. The state has improved in some areas, but not enough to move up.
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  • Augusta's Clayton Miller signs with San Francisco Giants

    Augusta's Clayton Miller signs with San Francisco Giants

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-07-17 02:41:43 GMT
    Armstrong State University catcherClayton Millerwill have an opportunity to further his baseball career as he has inked with the San Francisco Giants organization this week. The four-year standout will report to the Arizona League Giants this weekend. Miller hit .339 with five home runs and 44 RBI for the Pirates as a senior in 2014. He went through the MLB First-Year Player Draft undrafted, but received a phone call from the Giants organization this week about signing as a free agent. "When ...
    Armstrong State University catcherClayton Millerwill have an opportunity to further his baseball career as he has inked with the San Francisco Giants organization this week. The four-year standout will report to the Arizona League Giants this weekend. Miller hit .339 with five home runs and 44 RBI for the Pirates as a senior in 2014. He went through the MLB First-Year Player Draft undrafted, but received a phone call from the Giants organization this week about signing as a free agent. "When ...
  • North Augusta

    Nike Peach Jam will bring big economic impact to the CSRA

    Nike Peach Jam will bring big economic impact to the CSRA

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-07-16 16:24:25 GMT
    Thousands of youth basketball all-stars will be in the CSRA this week showing off their skills to the nation’s elite college coaches. For the 18th year the Nike Peach Jam players will hit the floor running in North Augusta.
    Thousands of youth basketball all-stars will be in the CSRA this week showing off their skills to the nation’s elite college coaches. For the 18th year the Nike Peach Jam players will hit the floor running in North Augusta.
  • GreenJackets get walk-off winner in 12th inning

    GreenJackets get walk-off winner in 12th inning

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-07-16 03:41:27 GMT
    After losing three straight on the road to the Greenville Drive, the Augusta GreenJackets (46-48) took home a win with a walk off in the twelfth inning, against the Kannapolis Intimidators (43-50), on Monday Night. Jeremy Sy scored the winning run on a fielder’s choice. The final score was 7-6. It took until mid way through the game for a team to score, but the Intimidators scored all six of their runs during the sixth inning. A single to right field by Adam Engel drove in the first two runs....
    After losing three straight on the road to the Greenville Drive, the Augusta GreenJackets (46-48) took home a win with a walk off in the twelfth inning, against the Kannapolis Intimidators (43-50), on Monday Night. Jeremy Sy scored the winning run on a fielder’s choice. The final score was 7-6. It took until mid way through the game for a team to score, but the Intimidators scored all six of their runs during the sixth inning. A single to right field by Adam Engel drove in the first two runs....
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    Duck has 4 legs and a Facebook account

    Duck has 4 legs and a Facebook account

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:15:40 GMT
    Hatching animals is nothing new to one local family, but they were surprised when one of their young ducklings was a little different.
    Hatching animals is nothing new to one local family, but they were surprised when one of their young ducklings was a little different.
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