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The Augusta Commission meets on Sept. 16, 2014. The Augusta Commission meets on Sept. 16, 2014.

Augusta Commission Meeting 9/16/14

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One item on the agenda that generated a lot of debate was the appointment of a city administrator. Ben Hasan put the topic back on the agenda today, throwing his support behind Augusta native Janice Jackson, an original finalist in the search. More>>

South Carolina

South Carolina senators order DSS to improve faster

Acting DSS director Amber Gillum, left, and deputy director Jessica Hanak-Coulter, talk to senators Tuesday. Acting DSS director Amber Gillum, left, and deputy director Jessica Hanak-Coulter, talk to senators Tuesday.
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After hearing about the South Carolina Department of Social Services' plan to lower caseloads by hiring more workers next year, a special state Senate subcommittee investigating the agency ordered it Tuesday to make changes faster. More>>

Street closures due to Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival

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The Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival is coming back to Augusta for it's annual festival. Their will be some street closures to be aware of as you start your week off.
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US & World

Survey: States ranked by how rude their drivers are

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Commercial insurance site insure.com conducted a survey to find which state has the nation's rudest drivers. The site interviewed 2,000 drivers from across America and ranked each state by how rude other drivers ranked them.
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Sports

Atlanta Braves' new stadium has a name: SunTrust Park

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The Atlanta Braves new suburban stadium already has a name - SunTrust Park. More>>

Richmond County

New Wal-Mart coming to Windsor Spring Road at Tobacco Road in Augusta

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Fletcher Bright Company has announced that they will be bringing a new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market to Augusta. The new store will be located at the corner of Windsor Spring Road and Tobacco Road. More>>

Made in Georgia Carolina

Local woman sells handmade bow ties world wide

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Jennifer Eubanks tried to teach me to tie a bowtie, with very little success. But what Jennifer is successful at is hand making these bowties through her company called Handmade by GiGi. Jennifer decided to give bowties a try after ordering some online for her son and being laid off from her job. More>>

Education Watch

Paine College President Dr. George C. Bradley resigns

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The president of Paine College, Dr. George C. Bradley, announced his resignation from the school. Shortly after, the college released another statement, stating that the institution accepted Dr. Bradley's resignation and listed several of his accomplishments. More>>

South Carolina

SLED chief: Keep agents' access to death records

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South Carolina's top cop wants legislators to ensure that agents who investigate child deaths continue to have access to records like autopsy reports and birth certificates. More>>

Health Check

New blood test could diagnose depression

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Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a blood test that could some day help diagnose depression in adults. More>>

Political

Former president endorses David Perdue

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Former President George H.W. Bush has endorsed Republican David Perdue over the CEO of a nonprofit he founded, Democrat Michelle Nunn, in Georgia's closely watched Senate race. More>>

South Carolina

South Carolina House creates new committee to improve roads

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The South Carolina House has created a special new committee to study the condition of the state's roads and bridges and come up with a plan to improve them, including how to pay for it.
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Columbia County

Changes coming to how taxes are collected in Columbia County

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Changes in the way taxes are collected in parts of Columbia County after an investigation into how former Tax Commissioner Kay Allen handled those taxes. Allen resigned in March after it was revealed she was pocketing some of the money collected from the cities of Harlem and Grovetown.
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Local Sports

Mysterious substance forces Augusta IronMan trainees out of Savannah River

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Two weeks before the Augusta IronMan, the Savannah River where the swim portion will take place is under a "no swim" advisory when oily substance was found in the water over the weekend. More>>

That's Rich

Fellow Greenbrier & ASU alum Ashley Campbell says goodbye to NBC 26 Video included

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I'm sure some of you saw it, so you know that Sunday night was Ashley Campbell's last newscast.
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Georgia

Attorney General Sam Olens kicks-off addiction prevention video contest for teens

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Attorney General Sam Olens is challenging Georgia high school students to produce a thirty second video on the dangers of drug abuse and addiction. Starting September 15th and running through the end of October, students who want to participate in the contest with have to produce their own video encouraging their peers to live a healthy lifestyle and avoid drug use.
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Burke County

Plant Vogtle shuts down reactor unit two for maintenance and refueling

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According to a press release from Southern Nuclear Communications, Plant Vogtle will be shutting down reactor Unit 2 for refueling and scheduled maintenance. Each reactor must be refueled every eighteen months. Unit 1 remained online and producing electricity while Unit 2 was down.official press release from Southern Nuclear Communications:Plant operators safely took Unit 2 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant offline on Sunday, Sept. 14, for a scheduled refueling and maintenance ... More>>

Aiken County

Aiken Public Safety Chief receives top honors

ADPS Director Charles Barranco receives Strom Thurmond Award. ADPS Director Charles Barranco receives Strom Thurmond Award.

Aiken Department of Public Safety Director Charles Barranco is being recognized with one of South Carolina's top law enforcement awards. More>>

Local Scene

GRU Cinema Series returns with 'Ida' and 'The Road Warrior'

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Georgia Regents University's Cinema Series is returning. Starting with the first showing on September 18, GRU's film department will be having free movie screenings at the Maxwell Performing Arts Theater.
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Richmond County

Hephzibah man sent to prison in child pornography case

Authorities say a Hephzibah man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in a child pornography case. More>>

StormTracker News

Small earthquake registered under Thurmond Lake

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The quake was measured as a magnitude 2.2, which is not strong enough to be felt by most people. More>>

Richmond County

Augusta fire crews investigating early morning house fire on Summer Street

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Richmond County investigators are still trying to determine what started a downtown Augusta house fire.

Crews were called out to the abandoned home shortly before 4am Monday morning.


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Richmond County

2 shot on Langdon Drive

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Two men were taken to the hospital after an early morning shooting in Richmond County, Monday.
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South Carolina

Two-year-old baby shot and killed Video included

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A two year old is dead after being shot at a home in Denmark Saturday afternoon."He was always smiling, always into stuff like little boys and when he's into stuff he'd look at you and laugh and run away but he was a good little boy."Mother Shannon Prophet and Grandmother Latron Prophet fondly describe and remember Hayden Mayes. Sadly, Hayden lost his life after the Bamberg Coroner says he was shot at a neighbor's house in Denmark.
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News Alert

2-year old dies after getting shot in Bamberg County

Smoke from the fire can be seen from Bobby Jones Expressway. Credit: James Dean. Smoke from the fire can be seen from Bobby Jones Expressway. Credit: James Dean.
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A 2-year old is dead after getting shot at a mobile home in Bamberg County. It happened Saturday afternoon on Mill Street in Denmark.
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Richmond County

Augusta Fire Department issues "Do Not Swim Order" for Savannah River after oily substance found in water

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

Richmond County

The Kings Church gives out free gas Video included

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While many people sleep in on their Saturday mornings, others got up early to take advantage of free gas give-a-way."It was a little chaotic earlier but it's been wonderful. It's been wonderful. Just to see the expression on people face. They're blessed," said Kings Church Senior Pastor, Daniel Latimer. Lines were backed up Saturday morning at the AM-PM Convenience Stores off Windsor Spring Road. The Kings Church gave out $5,000 in free gas to the first 250 cars. More>>

Columbia County

Columbia County students giving back to the Augusta animal shelter

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Stallings Island Middle school students helped to make a difference in their community by donating a much needed service to the Augusta Animal Shelter. More>>

Richmond County

Border Bash supports more than Bulldog and Gamecock rivalry Video included

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The rivalry is strong but who and what this event represents is even stronger. Friday night was the Twenty-first annual Border Bash. Georgia Bulldogs and South Carolina Gamecocks came together for some live music and to cheer on their favorite SEC team before they go head to head, Saturday.This night of chanting, dancing, and quality time isn't just for these college football fans. Proceeds will support child-related non-profits all over the CSRA. More>>

Crime Alert

Armed robbery in Warrenton leads to one arrest

Armed Robbery in Warrenton leads to one arrest Armed Robbery in Warrenton leads to one arrest
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An armed robbery at the First Citizens Bank in Warrenton early Friday afternoon has led to the arrest of one man. More>>

Richmond County

Plans to rebuild on site of downtown lot

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Downtown Augusta is getting ready to welcome a new development to the area. More>>

South Carolina

South Carolina man accused of killing his five children waives first court appearance

Timothy Ray Jones Jr.'s lawyer, Boyd Young in the court room. Timothy Ray Jones Jr.'s lawyer, Boyd Young in the court room.
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Timothy Ray Jones, Jr., who's accused of killing his five children, putting them in garbage bags and then driving through at least four states before dumping their bodies, waived his right to appear at a bond hearing in Lexington Friday.
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Richmond County

New SMART girls programs empowers young women in the CSRA

The CSRA Boys and Girls Club SMART girls program, one of only 10 such clubs in the country. The CSRA Boys and Girls Club SMART girls program, one of only 10 such clubs in the country.
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A program dedicated to empowering young women is being started through the Boys and Girls Club of the CSRA. Ten year old Iesha Jackson is one of the first girls in the CSRA Boys and Girls Club SMART girls program, one of only 10 such clubs in the country.
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Local Scene

VIRAL: Daddy/Daughter Dance to Shake It Off

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The video of an Aiken man and his adorable daughter, Audrey, having a dance party has gone viral, having over 4.7 million views at the time of this article. More>>

Richmond County

Norwood VA hosted town hall meeting Tuesday Video included

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The Norwood VA Hospital off Wrightsboro Road held a town hall meeting Tuesday to share upcoming improvements to the hospital and listen to patient concerns. More>>

Aiken County

Rev. Ike Lewis to be laid to rest Monday

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The Rev. Isaac “Ike” Lewis, the Aiken Department of Public Safety's first African American Captain, will be laid to rest Monday. Lewis passed away on Tuesday. More>>

Your Money

RECALL: Ford recalls 74,000 older gas-electric hybrid SUVs

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Ford is recalling about 74,000 older-model gas-electric hybrid SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix a stalling problem.The recall covers Ford Escapes from the 2005 through 2008 model years and Mercury Mariners from 2006 through 2008. More>>

Richmond County

Jerry Seinfeld coming to Augusta's Bell Auditorium

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Jerry Seinfeld will be taking the stage at The Bell Auditorium, Friday January 16th at 7pm. Tickets to see the comedian perform his signature stand-up routine will go on sale Friday, September 19th at 12pm.

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Richmond County

Guitar Pull fans already camping out at James Brown Arena waiting for tickets to go on sale next Friday

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Country fans are already camping out at the James Brown Arena, making sure they're first in line when the box office opens up for ticket sales next Saturday, September 20th.


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Columbia County

UPDATE: 2 dead in Columbia County accident along I-20

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**UPDATE 8:12am**

A second person has been pronounced dead in an accident that continues to block part of 1-20 eastbound in Columbia County.


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Aiken County

At least 6 injured, traffic blocked on Edgefield Highway near Lake Shore Drive

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Traffic remains blocked as of 8:10am Friday morning along Highway 19 (Edgefield Highway) near Lake Shore Drive in Aiken, SC.

As many as 6 people have been injured. A medical helicopter is en route to the scene. The accident, involving several vehicles, happened shortly after 6:30 am.


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Crime Alert

Oscar Pistorius guilty of negligent killing in shooting of girlfriend

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Breaking news in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius. The judge says the double-amputee athlete is guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Thursday, Pistorius was found not guilty of murder, as prosecutors had alleged. More>>

Education Watch

Richmond and Columbia County Schools create new curriculum aimed at Cyber Command Center

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Richmond and Columbia County school districts are working to get students hired at Fort Gordon's Cyber Command Center.There isn't a curriculum like this in the entire state, and school leaders said having students learn more about working for Cyber Command serves a special meaning on 9/11. More>>

Richmond County

Augusta Canal Authority warns visitors to be careful when swimming in Augusta Canal

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A 12-year-old girl who fell in the Augusta Canal on Wednesday died Thursday morning. Jordan Harkins was playing with her sister near the water when she slipped and fell, getting caught in the current. NBC 26 caught up with the Augusta Canal Authority officials who say want people to enjoy the scenery out there. More>>

Richmond County

2014 TechNet Augusta conference wraps up

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The second annual TechNet Augusta wrapped up in downtown Augusta Thursday.It was the final day of the TechNet Augusta 2014 exhibit that brought 3,000 people to the CSRA. More>>

Education Watch

USC gets $4-million grant to study nuclear energy

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The University of South Carolina is getting some federal funding to research ways to more effectively store used fuel leftover from the nuclear power making process. More>>

South Carolina

New information about Timothy Jones Jr.'s past revealed

Tim Jones, father of the five missing children, is suspected in their death. Tim Jones, father of the five missing children, is suspected in their death.
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Timothy Ray Jones, Jr., a South Carolina father who investigators say killed his five children and dumped their bodies in rural Alabama, will soon be facing murder charges for the deaths. In the wake of his arrest, several pieces of information have been revealed that give testament to kind of man Jones is and the situation that led to the deaths of five children. More>>

US & World

Pistorius cleared of premeditated murder, faces charge of culpable homicide

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South African olympic and paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been cleared of premeditated murder in the shooting death of his late girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. More>>

Political

South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell suspends self from office

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South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell has suspended himself from office a day after a grand jury indicted him on charges of misconduct and using campaign donations for personal use. More>>

Georgia

Georgia cab drivers, owners sue Uber ride service

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A group of metro Atlanta taxi drivers and owners is suing the ride-sharing service Uber, saying the company operates as a taxicab service without a license. More>>

South Carolina

South Carolina DSS got three reports on Jones children before murders

Tim Jones, father of the five missing children, is suspected in their death. Tim Jones, father of the five missing children, is suspected in their death.
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The South Carolina Department of Social Services has released its file on Timothy Ray Jones, Jr. and his family. It shows DSS received complaints about the family on three separate occasions and that the agency had extensive involvement with the family before all five children were killed. More>>

Richmond County

UPDATE: Little girl who fell in Augusta Canal Aqueduct Wednesday has died

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NBC 26 has learned that the girl who fell in the August Canal Aqueduct Wednesday night has died. The girl has been identified as 12-year-old Jordan Harkins of Edgar Street in Augusta. More>>

US & World

US to expand Islamic State strikes to Syria

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President Barack Obama says the United States will expand its offensive against Islamic State militants, authorizing military airstrikes in Syria. More>>

Columbia County

Grovetown imposing new mandatory "stormwater" fee on residents

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Residents of the City of Grovetown can expect a new fee to show up on their utility bills starting next February. Residents will be seeing a flat fee of $4.95 on their utility bills for stormwater utility. More>>

Education Watch

Paine College holding meetings to discuss their accreditation

Paine College committee members meet to dicuss the college's accedidation. Paine College committee members meet to dicuss the college's accedidation.
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Wednesday marked the first of many meetings Paine College's President, George C. Bradley, and Advisory Committee members will have over the next several months to address accreditation issues.In June of 2014, Paine College was put on probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges (SACS).
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Richmond County

Augusta Economic Development Authority seeks to help prisoners return to society Video included

Representatives from CSRA organizations meet to discuss how to help "returning citizens" become productive members of society. Representatives from CSRA organizations meet to discuss how to help "returning citizens" become productive members of society.
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Hundreds of prisoners are released into the community every year, and they face trouble readjusting to the community. The Augusta Economic Development Authority is trying to help these "returning citizens" become productive citizens through educating various local agencies about how they can help. More>>

Georgia

Georgia initiatives address distracted teen driving

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The state of Georgia wants to keep teen drivers' focus off their phones, and on the road. More>>

Richmond county

UPDATE: Couple in Augusta murder/suicide had been married for only two weeks

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More information has come to light about a Augusta couple who died Tuesday in an apparent murder/suicide. More>>

Columbia County

Grovetown man uses 3D printer to create prosthetics for amputees across the country Video included

John Peterson poses with his homemade 3D printer. John Peterson poses with his homemade 3D printer.
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The story of a little boy in Hawaii who received a new hand made by a 3D printer, has been circulating across the nation. But what about the man behind that printer, who helped make it all happen? Turns out, he lives right here in the CSRA. NBC 26 Today's Barclay Bishop is here for you with his story. More>>

South Carolina

South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell indicted

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South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell has been indicted on accusations of misuse of campaign funds and misconduct and malfeasance in office. More>>

Georgia

Georgia archers may begin pursuing deer Saturday

Georgia wildlife officials say archers throughout the state may begin hunting deer this weekend. More>>

South Carolina

Bodies of five missing South Carolina kids found, father suspected in deaths Video included

Tim Jones, father of the five missing children, is suspected in their death. Tim Jones, father of the five missing children, is suspected in their death.
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South Carolina father detained at Mississippi DUI checkpoint leads police to the bodies of his five missing children in Alabama. Hannah Lane reports. More>>

Richmond County

New Country Kicks 99 Guitar Pull Lineup Announced

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The lineup has been announced for one of the CSRA's hottest country concerts of the year.Taking to the James Brown Stage on Tuesday, November 18th, will be:Hunter Hayes, Joe Nichols, Kip Moore, Dustin Lynch, Thompson Square, and Dan + Shay.Tickets go on sale Saturday, September 20th. Funds raised by the concert will go towards the United Way of Augusta.


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Richmond county

Accident at intersection of Deans Bridge and Lumpkin Roads

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Richmond County deputies are on the scene of an accident. It happened at the intersection of Deans Bridge and Lumpkin Roads shortly after 6am.Two vehicles are involved with no word on injuries.
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South Carolina

South Carolina DSS announces changes

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After months of questions, a state Senate investigation, and its director's resignation, the South Carolina Department of Social Services is announcing some major changes aimed at better protecting children and improving services. More>>

Richmond County

Augusta girl goes on Wal-Mart shopping spree, courtesy of Make-A-Wish Foundation Video included

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One little girl from Augusta had the time of her life spending all day shopping, a wish she was granted from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Before arriving to Wal-Mart in a limo, Jemia Lewis enjoyed lunch at the Golden Corral with her sister and mom. More>>

Columbia County

Augusta Warrior Project rallies behind local disabled veteran, helps save his land

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Vince Crow had been living in an old trailer home when Columbia County told him he had to get rid of the condemned home and clear the trash off his land. More>>

Education Watch

Georgia system forms campus safety review committee

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The University System of Georgia is forming a new committee to review campuses' response to sexual harassment, violence and other public safety issues. More>>

Education Watch

South Carolina senators discussing teacher dismissal process

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South Carolina senators are considering whether changes are needed to make it easier to get rid of incompetent teachers.

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Pro Sports

Atlanta Hawks discipline GM Ferry for racist comments

Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has been disciplined by CEO Steve Koonin for making racially charged comments about Luol Deng when the team pursued the free agent this year. More>>

Georgia

MISSING: Jesse Hendley of Millen, Georgia

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The Jenkins County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing Jenkins County man. Jesse Hendley, 51 years old of Paramore Hill Road in Millen, has been reported missing. More>>

Education Watch

USC Aiken receives top marks from 'U.S. News & World Report'

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USC Aiken has been ranked as one of the top colleges in the south. More>>

Richmond county

D.O.T. showing public new transportation projects

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Folks across the CSRA will have a chance to learn more about some road projects that are coming to the Peach State .Georgia Department of Transportation will be showcasing its Statewide Transportation Improvement Program draft or STIP as it's also called.
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    Augusta Commission Meeting 9/16/14

    Augusta Commission Meeting 9/16/14

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:46:33 GMT
    The Augusta Commission meets on Sept. 16, 2014.The Augusta Commission meets on Sept. 16, 2014.
    One item on the agenda that generated a lot of debate was the appointment of a city administrator. Ben Hasan put the topic back on the agenda today, throwing his support behind Augusta native Janice Jackson, an original finalist in the search.
    One item on the agenda that generated a lot of debate was the appointment of a city administrator. Ben Hasan put the topic back on the agenda today, throwing his support behind Augusta native Janice Jackson, an original finalist in the search.
  • South Carolina

    South Carolina senators order DSS to improve faster

    South Carolina senators order DSS to improve faster

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:34:59 GMT
    Acting DSS director Amber Gillum, left, and deputy director Jessica Hanak-Coulter, talk to senators Tuesday.Acting DSS director Amber Gillum, left, and deputy director Jessica Hanak-Coulter, talk to senators Tuesday.
    After hearing about the South Carolina Department of Social Services' plan to lower caseloads by hiring more workers next year, a special state Senate subcommittee investigating the agency ordered it Tuesday to make changes faster.
    After hearing about the South Carolina Department of Social Services' plan to lower caseloads by hiring more workers next year, a special state Senate subcommittee investigating the agency ordered it Tuesday to make changes faster.
  • Political

    Former president endorses David Perdue

    Former president endorses David Perdue

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:44:03 GMT
    Former President George H.W. Bush endorses PerdueFormer President George H.W. Bush endorses Perdue
    Former President George H.W. Bush has endorsed Republican David Perdue over the CEO of a nonprofit he founded, Democrat Michelle Nunn, in Georgia's closely watched Senate race.
    Former President George H.W. Bush has endorsed Republican David Perdue over the CEO of a nonprofit he founded, Democrat Michelle Nunn, in Georgia's closely watched Senate race.
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  • Education Watch

    Paine College President Dr. George C. Bradley resigns

    Paine College President Dr. George C. Bradley resigns

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:50:57 GMT
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    The president of Paine College, Dr. George C. Bradley, announced his resignation from the school. Shortly after, the college released another statement, stating that the institution accepted Dr. Bradley's resignation and listed several of his accomplishments.
    The president of Paine College, Dr. George C. Bradley, announced his resignation from the school. Shortly after, the college released another statement, stating that the institution accepted Dr. Bradley's resignation and listed several of his accomplishments.
  • Richmond County

    New SMART girls programs empowers young women in the CSRA

    New SMART girls programs empowers young women in the CSRA

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:05:57 GMT
    The CSRA Boys and Girls Club SMART girls program, one of only 10 such clubs in the country.The CSRA Boys and Girls Club SMART girls program, one of only 10 such clubs in the country.
    A program dedicated to empowering young women is being started through the Boys and Girls Club of the CSRA. Ten year old Iesha Jackson is one of the first girls in the CSRA Boys and Girls Club SMART girls program, one of only 10 such clubs in the country.
    A program dedicated to empowering young women is being started through the Boys and Girls Club of the CSRA. Ten year old Iesha Jackson is one of the first girls in the CSRA Boys and Girls Club SMART girls program, one of only 10 such clubs in the country.
  • Education Watch

    USC gets $4-million grant to study nuclear energy

    USC gets $4-million grant to study nuclear energy

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:51:34 GMT
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    The University of South Carolina is getting some federal funding to research ways to more effectively store used fuel leftover from the nuclear power making process.
    The University of South Carolina is getting some federal funding to research ways to more effectively store used fuel leftover from the nuclear power making process.
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  • Richmond County

    The Kings Church gives out free gas

    The Kings Church gives out free gas

    Saturday, September 13 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-09-14 02:06:24 GMT
    While many people sleep in on their Saturday mornings, others got up early to take advantage of free gas give-a-way."It was a little chaotic earlier but it's been wonderful. It's been wonderful. Just to see the expression on people face. They're blessed," said Kings Church Senior Pastor, Daniel Latimer. Lines were backed up Saturday morning at the AM-PM Convenience Stores off Windsor Spring Road. The Kings Church gave out $5,000 in free gas to the first 250 cars.
    While many people sleep in on their Saturday mornings, others got up early to take advantage of free gas give-a-way."It was a little chaotic earlier but it's been wonderful. It's been wonderful. Just to see the expression on people face. They're blessed," said Kings Church Senior Pastor, Daniel Latimer. Lines were backed up Saturday morning at the AM-PM Convenience Stores off Windsor Spring Road. The Kings Church gave out $5,000 in free gas to the first 250 cars.
  • Your Money

    RECALL: Ford recalls 74,000 older gas-electric hybrid SUVs

    RECALL: Ford recalls 74,000 older gas-electric hybrid SUVs

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:18:33 GMT
    Ford is recalling about 74,000 older-model gas-electric hybrid SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix a stalling problem.The recall covers Ford Escapes from the 2005 through 2008 model years and Mercury Mariners from 2006 through 2008.
    Ford is recalling about 74,000 older-model gas-electric hybrid SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix a stalling problem.The recall covers Ford Escapes from the 2005 through 2008 model years and Mercury Mariners from 2006 through 2008.
  • Columbia County

    Grovetown imposing new mandatory "stormwater" fee on residents

    Grovetown imposing new mandatory "stormwater" fee on residents

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-09-10 23:30:17 GMT
    Residents of the City of Grovetown can expect a new fee to show up on their utility bills starting next February. Residents will be seeing a flat fee of $4.95 on their utility bills for stormwater utility.
    Residents of the City of Grovetown can expect a new fee to show up on their utility bills starting next February. Residents will be seeing a flat fee of $4.95 on their utility bills for stormwater utility.
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  • Entertainment

    Comedian Joan Rivers dead at age 81

    Comedian Joan Rivers dead at age 81

    Thursday, September 4 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-09-04 19:31:33 GMT
    Joan Rivers passed away at age 81Joan Rivers passed away at age 81
    For the second time in recent weeks, the entertainment world has lost a comedy legend. Joan rivers passed away in new york city Thursday after complications from throat surgery. Mark Barger has a look at the comedian's life.
    For the second time in recent weeks, the entertainment world has lost a comedy legend. Joan rivers passed away in new york city Thursday after complications from throat surgery. Mark Barger has a look at the comedian's life.
  • US & World

    Joan Rivers 'being kept comfortable' in hospital, family says

    Joan Rivers 'being kept comfortable' in hospital, family says

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-09-03 21:40:51 GMT
    Joan Rivers' family says the comedian has been moved from intensive care into a private room, where she is "being kept comfortable."
    Joan Rivers' family says the comedian has been moved from intensive care into a private room, where she is "being kept comfortable."
  • 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.
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    Mysterious substance forces Augusta IronMan trainees out of Savannah River

    Mysterious substance forces Augusta IronMan trainees out of Savannah River

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:37:33 GMT
    Two weeks before the Augusta IronMan, the Savannah River where the swim portion will take place is under a "no swim" advisory when oily substance was found in the water over the weekend.
    Two weeks before the Augusta IronMan, the Savannah River where the swim portion will take place is under a "no swim" advisory when oily substance was found in the water over the weekend.
  • Greenbrier alum Chris Waters wins Georgia Public Links Championship

    Greenbrier alum Chris Waters wins Georgia Public Links Championship

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:23:47 GMT
    Chris Waters of Atlanta posted a 4-under-par 69 in the final round to win the Georgia Public Links Championship by two strokes over two-time winner Billy Mitchell of Roswell. The 26th annual competition has been played at Nob North Golf Course, September 13-14. Waters finished the 36-hole competition at 4-under-par 140 (71-69). After round one, Waters was one of four players at 1-under-par 71, which led the field. After recording birdies on holes two, six, eight and nine, Waters made the tur...
    Chris Waters of Atlanta posted a 4-under-par 69 in the final round to win the Georgia Public Links Championship by two strokes over two-time winner Billy Mitchell of Roswell. The 26th annual competition has been played at Nob North Golf Course, September 13-14. Waters finished the 36-hole competition at 4-under-par 140 (71-69). After round one, Waters was one of four players at 1-under-par 71, which led the field. After recording birdies on holes two, six, eight and nine, Waters made the tur...
  • USC Aiken's Nathan Shanko Earns PBC Honor

    USC Aiken's Nathan Shanko Earns PBC Honor

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:17:20 GMT
    University of South Carolina Aiken standout Nathan Shanko has been named the Peach Belt Conference AstroTurf Men's Soccer Player of the Week, as announced by the league office. Shanko, a sophomore from Orlando, Fla., powered home two goals last week, guiding the Pacers to a 1-0-1 record. At Lenoir-Rhyne, he netted the game-winning tally in the 80th minute, helping the Pacers down the Bears 2-1. Against Mount Olive, Shanko netted the first goal of the match in the 1-1 draw. He had just two ...
    University of South Carolina Aiken standout Nathan Shanko has been named the Peach Belt Conference AstroTurf Men's Soccer Player of the Week, as announced by the league office. Shanko, a sophomore from Orlando, Fla., powered home two goals last week, guiding the Pacers to a 1-0-1 record. At Lenoir-Rhyne, he netted the game-winning tally in the 80th minute, helping the Pacers down the Bears 2-1. Against Mount Olive, Shanko netted the first goal of the match in the 1-1 draw. He had just two ...
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    Survey: States ranked by how rude their drivers are

    Survey: States ranked by how rude their drivers are

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:15:29 GMT
    Commercial insurance site insure.com conducted a survey to find which state has the nation's rudest drivers. The site interviewed 2,000 drivers from across America and ranked each state by how rude other drivers ranked them.
    Commercial insurance site insure.com conducted a survey to find which state has the nation's rudest drivers. The site interviewed 2,000 drivers from across America and ranked each state by how rude other drivers ranked them.
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    More than 200 cats found in a northwest Georgia home

    More than 200 cats found in a northwest Georgia home

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-09-12 00:29:59 GMT
    More than 200 cats found at a northwest georgia homeMore than 200 cats found at a northwest georgia home
    Northwest Georgia animal control officials say shelters have refused to accept about 200 cats found in a woman's home because of health concerns.
    Northwest Georgia animal control officials say shelters have refused to accept about 200 cats found in a woman's home because of health concerns.
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    Fifty frozen cats found in freezer of suspected child molester

    Fifty frozen cats found in freezer of suspected child molester

    Thursday, September 11 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-09-11 18:33:51 GMT
    Sheriff's deputies serving a search warrant at a suburban Lake Worth, Florida home made an unusual discovery Wednesday.After seizing a computer and arresting Douglas Westcott for sexual conduct of a child, they say they found 50 dead cats in a freezer and dozens of other cats still alive at the house.
    Sheriff's deputies serving a search warrant at a suburban Lake Worth, Florida home made an unusual discovery Wednesday.After seizing a computer and arresting Douglas Westcott for sexual conduct of a child, they say they found 50 dead cats in a freezer and dozens of other cats still alive at the house.
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    Atlanta Braves' new stadium has a name: SunTrust Park

    Atlanta Braves' new stadium has a name: SunTrust Park

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:05:37 GMT
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    The Atlanta Braves new suburban stadium already has a name - SunTrust Park.
    The Atlanta Braves new suburban stadium already has a name - SunTrust Park.
  • Aiken County

    SLIDESHOW: Aiken's Makin' unique crafts & food

    SLIDESHOW: Aiken's Makin' unique crafts & food

    Friday, September 5 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-09-05 23:07:54 GMT

    The 38th Annual Event is bringing in vendors from around the region and Micah Rumsey gives us a look at some of the more interesting offerings.

    The 38th Annual Event is bringing in vendors from around the region and Micah Rumsey gives us a look at some of the more interesting offerings.

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    PHOTO GALLERY: Augusta will allow artists to paint downtown traffic light boxes

    PHOTO GALLERY: Augusta will allow artists to paint downtown traffic light boxes

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-09-03 19:40:32 GMT
    Artists may soon give downtown Augusta a new look. The Greater Arts Council, Downtown Authority along with the city of Augusta are planning to paint at least seven traffic utility signals in a few weeks.
    Artists may soon give downtown Augusta a new look. The Greater Arts Council, Downtown Authority along with the city of Augusta are planning to paint at least seven traffic utility signals in a few weeks.
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    New Wal-Mart coming to Windsor Spring Road at Tobacco Road in Augusta

    New Wal-Mart coming to Windsor Spring Road at Tobacco Road in Augusta

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-09-16 18:19:27 GMT
    Fletcher Bright Company has announced that they will be bringing a new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market to Augusta. The new store will be located at the corner of Windsor Spring Road and Tobacco Road.
    Fletcher Bright Company has announced that they will be bringing a new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market to Augusta. The new store will be located at the corner of Windsor Spring Road and Tobacco Road.
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    Paine College President Dr. George C. Bradley resigns

    Paine College President Dr. George C. Bradley resigns

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:50:57 GMT
    Dr. George C. BradleyDr. George C. Bradley
    The president of Paine College, Dr. George C. Bradley, announced his resignation from the school. Shortly after, the college released another statement, stating that the institution accepted Dr. Bradley's resignation and listed several of his accomplishments.
    The president of Paine College, Dr. George C. Bradley, announced his resignation from the school. Shortly after, the college released another statement, stating that the institution accepted Dr. Bradley's resignation and listed several of his accomplishments.
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    NBC 26 says "goodbye" to Ashley Campbell

    NBC 26 says "goodbye" to Ashley Campbell

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:43:10 GMT
    As far as I'm concerned, there's only one “AC360”. With apologies to CNN's Anderson Cooper, Ashley Campbell is more deserving of that nickname.
    As far as I'm concerned, there's only one “AC360”. With apologies to CNN's Anderson Cooper, Ashley Campbell is more deserving of that nickname.
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