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Columbia County school buses practicing routes Video included

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Parents and students aren't the only ones getting ready to head back to school. Columbia County's bus drivers have already started practicing their routes for the new school year.
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Tax-free holiday underway in Georgia & South Carolina

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Georgia and South Carolina are offering parents the option to shop for back to school supplies tax free this weekend. More>>

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Hazmat called to Augusta home

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Hazmat has been called to an Augusta home after an odor was detected inside the house. More>>

Richmond County

Georgia Bureau of Investigation say illicit drug overdose deaths increased

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigators medical team performed a collection of autopsies on which overdose was the cause of death. GBI's medical team found a change in trend from 2013. GBI's release mentioned there were 630 overdose deaths in 2013. More>>

Williston South Carolina

Miniature horses mauled to death on Williston SC farm

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A South Carolina woman is looking for answers after she found three of her miniature horses dead on her property.
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Sweating It Out For Heat Stroke Prevention Week

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Meteorologist Micah Rumsey sat in a hot car to see how quickly temperatures can become dangerous. More>>

Richmond County

Two employees burned at Augusta's ChemTrade facility

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Augusta's Fire Department says two employees at the ChemTrade facility were injured Thursday morning after being sprayed by sulfuric acid.
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Richmond County

Augusta commissioners vote to increase millage rate Video included

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Commissioners approved a 1.75 millage rate hike late Wednesday afternoon, after earlier votes failed. The rate increase would cause property taxes on a $100,000 home to go up another $61.25.
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Aiken County

Free Wi-Fi is just part of downtown Aiken's plan to attract more people, businesses

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Downtown Aiken is making some big changes and finding ways to become a more progressive city while keeping the quaintness and charm of South Carolina.Mayor Fred Cavanaugh says with Aiken’s one-percent sales tax, money is already in the bank to start making improvements. He says these Improvements will bring a huge economic impact to the city of Aiken. More>>

Sun Exposure Risks On The Rise

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Meteorologist Micah Rumsey gives you an in-depth look at the Sun's power, plus how you can protect yourself from its rays. More>>

Georgia

Camp TBI is celebrating another year with inspiring children and young adults

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For years, the Walton Foundation for Independence has hosted its Camp “To Be Independent.” This year they are celebrating the USA. Children and young adults will learn all about the United States and make lasting friendships while at camp.This year the staff says, 52 children and young adults with traumatic brain injuries will get a week at Camp TBI. The campers will have a chance to do things they would never have the opportunity to do anywhere else.For these children, even the simplest task... More>>

South Carolina

More than 30% of Aiken and Edgefield bridges are substandard

The AAA Carolinas' list of South Carolinas' top substandard bridges is again led by six bridges on Interstate 26, all of them originally built at least a half century ago. More>>

National

House approves VA health care overhaul

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The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care. More>>

Local News

Thomson plane crash "factual report" released, probable cause not yet determined

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NBC 26 has obtained the "factual report" from the National Transportation Safety Board following the Thomson plane crash in February 2013. More>>

Aiken, SC

Virginia's ban on marriage equality ruled "unconstitutional" Video included

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The Fourth Circuit ruled Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage "unconstitutional," Monday. A decision that could affect state's under its jurisdiction...including South Carolina.
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CSRA Back To School Start Dates

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It is that time of year when the summer winds down and children head back to school. We have compiled a list of school year starts dates for CSRA school systems. More>>

Local News

UPDATE: South Carolina man claims he was knocked off bike, assaulted before fleeing Video included

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NBC 26 has obtained the incident report from McCormick County Sheriff's Office following a man's claim he was thrown from his mountain bike and nearly sexually assaulted before getting away.
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Richmond County

Rep. Barrow announces $6 million in FEMA grants for Richmond County

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Richmond County will be getting five and a half million dollars from FEMA following this winter's ice storm. More>>

Richmond County

Richmond County Board of Education approves millage rate with no increase

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The millage rate won't change for Richmond County homeowners in 2015.  On Monday, the school board met to set the rate - which they left at 19.972.
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Aiken, South Carolina

South Carolina lawmakers fight for the future of MOX Video included

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A press conference held Monday at the Savannah River Site brought Governor Nikki Haley, Senator Lindsey Graham and the U.S. Secretary of Energy together to decide the future of (MOX) the Mixed Oxide Fuel Program.In March the Obama Administration called for a “cold stand by” because the project’s costs were exceeding the original budget. But shortly afterwards, Senator Graham secured funding to keep it going.The U.S. Secretary of Energy says the future of the facility will be determined when l... More>>

Fort Gordon Connection

Fort Gordon Connection: Training Aid Support center prepare military for battle Video included

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Training is a necessity for military personnel before they head overseas for battle. The types of explosives used by the enemy is changing all of the time. But thanks to a special training aid support center at Fort Gordon - 1 of only 5 in the country - our warriors are becoming more prepared than ever for what lies ahead. NBC 26 Today’s Barclay Bishop takes a look inside in her Fort Gordon Connection.


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Richmond County

UPDATE: Escaped inmates back in Grovetown Public Safety Detention Center

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Chief Gary Owens tells NBC 26 that the two escaped inmates are back in the Grovetown Public Safety Detention. More>>

Richmond County

Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn serving hot meals in Augusta

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Georgia Democratic Senate nominee, Michelle Nunn, was in Augusta Saturday morning at the Masters Table Soup Kitchen. Nunn says she’s serving the community she hopes to represent in Washington and says she’s ready to face David Perdue in November’s Primary Election.
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Crime Alert

UPDATED: Two arrested for assisting inmates who escaped from Grovetown Public Safety

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Grovetown Public Safety officers are currently looking for two inmates who escaped from Grovetown Public Safety Detention Center, Friday. More>>

Richmond County

Wilson Family Y getting ready for another midnight lock-in Video included

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The Wilson family Y is pulling an all-nighter for a special event for the Teen Leaders Midnight Madness lock in. There will be food, a lot of basketball and a special speaker in house. More>>

Columbia County

Get help paying for your child's back to school shots

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The walk-in clinic hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Columbia County Health Department and lasts for two weeks. If you're new to the state of Georgia, be sure to bring those immunization forms from your old state.

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Columbia County

UPDATE: Driver who crashed into Evans home charged with DUI

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The driver of an SUV that crashed through an Evans house Friday morning is now charged with DUI. More>>

Richmond County

Richmond County investigators need your help finding murder suspect

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Richmond County investigators need your help in solving a deadly shooting. More>>

Local Sports

Augusta GreenJackets hold baseball camp for youth across the CSRA Video included

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Augusta GreenJackets hold baseball camp for youth across the CSRA More>>

Richmond County

GreenJackets’ pitcher coaches Barclay Bishop prior to Saturday’s first pitch Video included

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GreenJackets’ pitcher, Dan Slania, coaches Barclay Bishop prior to Saturday’s first pitch


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Breaking

Car crashes into house in Evans

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Deputies are on the scene of an accident in Evans where a car drove into a house.
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Richmond County

Augusta rolling out the red carpet for the James Brown movie premier Video included

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Augusta pulled out the red carpet tonight for a very special and much anticipated night, the premier of Get On Up, the movie based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown.
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Restaurant Report Card

Restaurant Report Card 7-24-14

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This week's Restaurant Report Card showcases Swamp Fox on Chesterfield Street in downtown Aiken.
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Richmond County

James Brown's influence extends beyond music Video included

Robert "Flash" Gordon finds James Brown Treasures around his muisc store. Robert "Flash" Gordon finds James Brown Treasures around his muisc store.
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A local record store owner reminisces the friendship and memories made with from James Brown. Though Brown influenced famous musicians, Flash Gordon says Brown encouraged him to open his record store.
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Richmond County

Augusta prepares for "Get On Up: The James Brown Story" premiere Video included

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Thursday night, - stars will be heading down the red carpet in Augusta."Get On Up: The James Brown Story" premieres in Augusta Thursday night at the Regal movie theater at the Augusta Exchange.


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US & World

Air Algerie passenger flight disappears

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Authorities say a flight operated by Air Algerie carrying 110 passengers and a crew of six has disappeared from the radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers. More>>

Georgia

Fatal accident on Peach Orchard Road

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Richmond County deputies are on the scene of a fatal accident on Peach Orchard Road near Plantation Road. More>>

Richmond County

Commissioners end the search for Augusta's City Administrator Video included

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Richmond County commissioners have decided to call off the search for the city's next administrator. City leaders met in a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon to hear the mayor's recommendation and possibly vote. As NBC 26 first told you, Mayor Deke Copenhaver recommended Oscar Rodriguez for the job, but after Wednesday’s special meeting, he says things took an unexpected turn. More>>

Columbia County

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 Video included

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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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    Virginia's ban on marriage equality ruled "unconstitutional"

    Virginia's ban on marriage equality ruled "unconstitutional"

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:29:13 GMT
    The Fourth Circuit ruled Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage "unconstitutional," Monday. A decision that could affect state's under its jurisdiction...including South Carolina.
    The Fourth Circuit ruled Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage "unconstitutional," Monday. A decision that could affect state's under its jurisdiction...including South Carolina.
  • US & World

    North Carolina's attorney general won't defend state's ban on gay marriage

    North Carolina's attorney general won't defend state's ban on gay marriage

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:56:50 GMT
    North Carolina's attorney general says his office will no longer defend the state's voter-approved ban on same sex marriage in court after a federal appeals court ruled a similar prohibition in neighboring Virginia unconstitutional.
    North Carolina's attorney general says his office will no longer defend the state's voter-approved ban on same sex marriage in court after a federal appeals court ruled a similar prohibition in neighboring Virginia unconstitutional.
  • South Carolina

    SC congressmen say SRS has money for fuel project

    SC congressmen say SRS has money for fuel project

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:53:53 GMT
    Gov. Nikki Haley and members of South Carolina's congressional delegation say federal legislators have secured enough money to make sure a nuclear fuel project at the Savannah River Site goes forward.
    Gov. Nikki Haley and members of South Carolina's congressional delegation say federal legislators have secured enough money to make sure a nuclear fuel project at the Savannah River Site goes forward.
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  • Health Check

    Ebola patient to be transferred to Atlanta

    Ebola patient to be transferred to Atlanta

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:31:07 GMT
    Emory University Hospital officials say there are plans for an American aid worker who has been diagnosed with Ebola to be transferred there for treatment.
    Emory University Hospital officials say there are plans for an American aid worker who has been diagnosed with Ebola to be transferred there for treatment.
  • Health Check

    Tanning generation sees surge in melanoma cases

    Tanning generation sees surge in melanoma cases

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:00:35 GMT
    Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.
    Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.
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  • Columbia County

    Columbia County school buses practicing routes

    Columbia County school buses practicing routes

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:03:23 GMT
    Parents and students aren't the only ones getting ready to head back to school. Columbia County's bus drivers have already started practicing their routes for the new school year.
    Parents and students aren't the only ones getting ready to head back to school. Columbia County's bus drivers have already started practicing their routes for the new school year.
  • Your Money

    Tax-free holiday underway in Georgia & South Carolina

    Tax-free holiday underway in Georgia & South Carolina

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:33:37 GMT
    Back to SchoolBack to School
    Georgia and South Carolina are offering parents the option to shop for back to school supplies tax free this weekend.
    Georgia and South Carolina are offering parents the option to shop for back to school supplies tax free this weekend.
  • South Carolina

    Tentative agreement reached on SC Common Core

    Tentative agreement reached on SC Common Core

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:02:43 GMT
    Education Department officials in South Carolina say writing panels will consider Common Core math and reading standards but also can craft new ones as part of a six-month process that takes teachers out of their classrooms for up to a month's worth of meetings.
    Education Department officials in South Carolina say writing panels will consider Common Core math and reading standards but also can craft new ones as part of a six-month process that takes teachers out of their classrooms for up to a month's worth of meetings.
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  • NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick to visit Aiken, meet with fans

    NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick to visit Aiken, meet with fans

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:41:11 GMT
    NASCAR fans in the CSRA will have a chance to meet driver Kevin Harvick when he visits Aiken, South Carolina on Wednesday, August 6. Harvick, a two-time Sprint Cup Series winner in 2014, will be at the grand opening of Ollie's Bargain Outlet at 1688 Richland Avenue (in Kalmia Plaza near Rose's).The first 250 fans will be issued tickets for a meet and greet autograph session with Harvick (limit one per person). At 10 a.m. ticket holders will be able to meet and have their picture taken with Ha...
    NASCAR fans in the CSRA will have a chance to meet driver Kevin Harvick when he visits Aiken, South Carolina on Wednesday, August 6. Harvick, a two-time Sprint Cup Series winner in 2014, will be at the grand opening of Ollie's Bargain Outlet at 1688 Richland Avenue (in Kalmia Plaza near Rose's).The first 250 fans will be issued tickets for a meet and greet autograph session with Harvick (limit one per person). At 10 a.m. ticket holders will be able to meet and have their picture taken with Ha...
  • Westside's Sanders Commings carted off Chiefs practice field

    Westside's Sanders Commings carted off Chiefs practice field

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:04:14 GMT
    (AP) -- Oft-injured Chiefs safety Sanders Commings was carted off the practice field Wednesday after getting juked to the ground by running back Jamaal Charles and hurting his right ankle. Commings broke his collarbone in his first practice as a rookie and was finally getting up to speed. He was trying to tackle Charles in the open field when he whiffed, turning his ankle in such a way that he was unable to put any weight on it. Commings was in a heated...
    (AP) -- Oft-injured Chiefs safety Sanders Commings was carted off the practice field Wednesday after getting juked to the ground by running back Jamaal Charles and hurting his right ankle. Commings broke his collarbone in his first practice as a rookie and was finally getting up to speed. He was trying to tackle Charles in the open field when he whiffed, turning his ankle in such a way that he was unable to put any weight on it. Commings was in a heated...
  • Silver Bluff's Lawerence breaks foot at Cowboys camp, out 2-3 months

    Silver Bluff's Lawerence breaks foot at Cowboys camp, out 2-3 months

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:28:07 GMT
    SCHUYLER DIXONAP Sports Writer Dallas Cowboys rookie defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence will miss at least two months after breaking his right foot in practice at training camp. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Lawrence would have surgery and miss eight to 12 weeks. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the injury. Lawrence was in a one-on-one drill with Pro Bowl tackle Tyron Smith on Tuesday when his foot go...
    SCHUYLER DIXONAP Sports Writer Dallas Cowboys rookie defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence will miss at least two months after breaking his right foot in practice at training camp. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Lawrence would have surgery and miss eight to 12 weeks. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the injury. Lawrence was in a one-on-one drill with Pro Bowl tackle Tyron Smith on Tuesday when his foot go...
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