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Medac announces move to North Augusta

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North Augusta has revealed it's newest economic development announcement, called "Project Slumber."Medac, a company that offers anesthesiology billing and other office related services, will move shop from Augusta to North Augusta.
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Political

State Senator wants DSS director fired; Governor refuses

Sen. Joel Lourie talks about the laws he says DSS is breaking. Sen. Joel Lourie talks about the laws he says DSS is breaking.
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State Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, wants Gov. Nikki Haley to fire Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller because he says the agency is breaking four state laws. More>>

Richmond County

Vendors are gearing up for Augusta's Garden Festival Video included

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Spring is already in full bloom in downtown Augusta, they’re calling it a “Garden Party”. That is this year’s theme at The Sacred Heart Garden Festival, a major regional event every year. Vendors are in full gear setting up their beautiful garden displays.
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Richmond County

Cause of downtown fire under investigation

Fire crews on Ellis St. fight a fire at the old J.C. Penney's Fire crews on Ellis St. fight a fire at the old J.C. Penney's
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Richmond County fire investigators are looking into the cause of an early morningfire at the old J.C. Penney's building. That's located on the 700 block between Broad and Ellis Streets.Dispatch received the call around 3-30 this morning. A fire chief on the scene told NBC26 the fire startedon a wooden structuretowards the top of the building. Theyare working to determinewhetherthe fire was caused by accident or intentionally set.No one was inside the building at the time of the fire. Crews b... More>>

Aiken County

Aiken County Council making changes this year

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Tuesday night’s Aiken County Council meeting didn't’t take long for the eight elected officials to highlight their new initiatives for the year.City Administrator Clay Killian said Wednesday, that the Council meeting gave the elected officials a chance to present their case for the 2014 and 2015 fiscal year. More>>

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National Weather Service hopes to cut down on number of tornado warnings issued Video included

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We all know tornadoes can be very dangerous, and National Weather Service meteorologists, along with our StormTracker weather team do the best we can to warn you of tornadoes in advance, but as Meteorologist Rich Rogers explains, the National Weather Service is seeking to cut back on the number of tornado warnings issued. More>>

Aiken County

Savannah River National Lab celebrates 10 years, plans for new missions

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It’s an exciting day for the Savannah River Site as its national laboratory celebrates its 10 year anniversary. The lab does research that can be used in different products around the world.
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Aiken County

New Mill on Park open to media for a sneak peek Video included

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The Mill on Park, a downtown Aiken office community will open its doors to the media for a sneak peek, Wednesday. The Mill is a new office space ready for local businesses to move in, conveniently located on Park Avenue and Laurens Street, in the heart of downtown Aiken.The space is expected to attract entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses.
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Crime Alert

Richmond County shooting sends 1 to the hospital

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Richmond County investigators have just cleared the scene of an early morning shooting.

It happened around 5:30am on the 3800 block of Belair Road.




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Georgia

30,000 E-Z-GO products recalled

E-Z-GO TXT model golf cart, one several recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission on April 22, 2014. (CPSC) E-Z-GO TXT model golf cart, one several recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission on April 22, 2014. (CPSC)
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The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission says a recall has been issued for 30,000 E-Z-GO products.The recall, effective Tuesday, was issued for some E-Z-GO golf cars, shuttles and off-road utility vehicles due to the products posing a potential crash hazard.Officials say the steering wheel nut on the products might not be tightened sufficiently, which could reduce the driver’s steering control and cause a crash. Consumers should stop using the products immediately.So far, one inci... More>>

Georgia

Grand jury: Deadly use of force unauthorized

A grand jury has determined that a police officer's use of force in the fatal shooting of a teenager by a police officer was not authorized. More>>

Georgia

Governor Deal set to sign gun bill

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Georgia's Governor is expected to sign a controversial gun bill Wednesday.At noon,Governor Nathan Deal is scheduled to sign what some criticshave labeled"the most extreme gun bill in America."Licensed gun owners in the state will now be allowed to take their weapons into more public places, including bars and government buildings.Tthe new law also authorizes school districts to appoint staffers to carry firearms and churches to "opt-in" if they want to allow weapons.Permit holders who acciden... More>>

Richmond County

Blocker-Adams: Lawsuit challenging election date doesn’t give black people enough credit Video included

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A group of local state representatives is suing Richmond County for moving local, non partisan elections like Mayor from November to May’s Primary Election. The lawsuit was filed Friday by the ACLU and it alleges that moving local nonpartisan elections violates the Voting Rights Act and lowers minority turnout to the polls.
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Richmond County

New Museum in the works for Hickman Park?

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Hickman Park could become more than just a playground for children in the Summerville area.Hickman Park has been a stomping ground for children for generations. Many parents bring their children to the park because of the different amenities the park has to offer. More>>

Aiken County

Aiken County starts phase 2 of new government center move Video included

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Aiken County officials are gearing up for phase two of their move to a new government center. Tuesday, employees will continue to unpack boxes as they continue their move. Located at 1930 University Parkway, departments such as Planning and Development, Assessor, and Tax Collector, are scheduled to be moved in over the weekend.
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Atlanta hosts summit on prescription drug abuse

Atlanta is set to host a national summit on prescription drug abuse. More>>

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    Richmond County shooting sends 1 to the hospital

    Richmond County shooting sends 1 to the hospital

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:17 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:17:27 GMT

    Richmond County investigators have just cleared the scene of an early morning shooting.

    It happened around 5:30am on the 3800 block of Belair Road.



    Richmond County investigators have just cleared the scene of an early morning shooting.

    It happened around 5:30am on the 3800 block of Belair Road.




  • Crime Alert

    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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  • Political

    State Senator wants DSS director fired; Governor refuses

    State Senator wants DSS director fired; Governor refuses

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:46:39 GMT
    Sen. Joel Lourie talks about the laws he says DSS is breaking.Sen. Joel Lourie talks about the laws he says DSS is breaking.
    State Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, wants Gov. Nikki Haley to fire Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller because he says the agency is breaking four state laws.
    State Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, wants Gov. Nikki Haley to fire Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller because he says the agency is breaking four state laws.
  • Aiken County

    Savannah River National Lab celebrates 10 years, plans for new missions

    Savannah River National Lab celebrates 10 years, plans for new missions

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:46:59 GMT
    It’s an exciting day for the Savannah River Site as its national laboratory celebrates its 10 year anniversary. The lab does research that can be used in different products around the world.
    It’s an exciting day for the Savannah River Site as its national laboratory celebrates its 10 year anniversary. The lab does research that can be used in different products around the world.
  • Richmond County

    Blocker-Adams: Lawsuit challenging election date doesn’t give black people enough credit

    Blocker-Adams: Lawsuit challenging election date doesn’t give black people enough credit

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:44:20 GMT
    A group of local state representatives is suing Richmond County for moving local, non partisan elections like Mayor from November to May’s Primary Election. The lawsuit was filed Friday by the ACLU and it alleges that moving local nonpartisan elections violates the Voting Rights Act and lowers minority turnout to the polls.
    A group of local state representatives is suing Richmond County for moving local, non partisan elections like Mayor from November to May’s Primary Election. The lawsuit was filed Friday by the ACLU and it alleges that moving local nonpartisan elections violates the Voting Rights Act and lowers minority turnout to the polls.
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  • Health Check

    Tuberculosis screenings at Hephzibah High School

    Tuberculosis screenings at Hephzibah High School

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:23:33 GMT
    Hephzibah High SchoolHephzibah High School
    Tuberculosis screenings have started for Hephzibah High students and staff. It was revealed last week that a student at Hephzibah High School tested positive for Tuberculosis.
    Tuberculosis screenings have started for Hephzibah High students and staff. It was revealed last week that a student at Hephzibah High School tested positive for Tuberculosis.
  • Georgia

    GRU excited about medical marijuana clinical trials

    GRU excited about medical marijuana clinical trials

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:34:41 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • South Carolina

    DHEC wants public's help tracking West Nile in SC

    DHEC wants public's help tracking West Nile in SC

    Monday, April 14 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-04-14 19:53:15 GMT
    Public health officials are seeing the public's help in tracking the arrival of the West Nile virus in South Carolina.
    Public health officials are seeing the public's help in tracking the arrival of the West Nile virus in South Carolina.
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  • Georgia

    Georgia officials scheduled to set tuition rates

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

    GRU excited about medical marijuana clinical trials

    GRU excited about medical marijuana clinical trials

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:34:41 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • 26 Women to Watch

    26 Women to Watch: Dr. Sandra Jordan

    26 Women to Watch: Dr. Sandra Jordan

    Monday, March 31 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-03-31 15:19:47 GMT
    It's not every day you see a University Chancellor playing ping pong with students, but Dr. Sandra Jordan isn't your typical University President.  She's the first women to ever head USC Aiken and says
    It's not every day you see a University Chancellor playing ping pong with students, but Dr. Sandra Jordan isn't your typical University President.
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  • Aiken County

    Savannah River National Lab celebrates 10 years, plans for new missions

    Savannah River National Lab celebrates 10 years, plans for new missions

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:46:59 GMT
    It’s an exciting day for the Savannah River Site as its national laboratory celebrates its 10 year anniversary. The lab does research that can be used in different products around the world.
    It’s an exciting day for the Savannah River Site as its national laboratory celebrates its 10 year anniversary. The lab does research that can be used in different products around the world.
  • Aiken County

    New Mill on Park open to media for a sneak peek

    New Mill on Park open to media for a sneak peek

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:17:36 GMT
    The Mill on Park, a downtown Aiken office community will open its doors to the media for a sneak peek, Wednesday. The Mill is a new office space ready for local businesses to move in, conveniently located on Park Avenue and Laurens Street, in the heart of downtown Aiken.The space is expected to attract entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses.
    The Mill on Park, a downtown Aiken office community will open its doors to the media for a sneak peek, Wednesday. The Mill is a new office space ready for local businesses to move in, conveniently located on Park Avenue and Laurens Street, in the heart of downtown Aiken.The space is expected to attract entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses.
  • Aiken County

    Aiken County starts phase 2 of new government center move

    Aiken County starts phase 2 of new government center move

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:03:21 GMT
    Aiken County officials are gearing up for phase two of their move to a new government center. Tuesday, employees will continue to unpack boxes as they continue their move. Located at 1930 University Parkway, departments such as Planning and Development, Assessor, and Tax Collector, are scheduled to be moved in over the weekend.
    Aiken County officials are gearing up for phase two of their move to a new government center. Tuesday, employees will continue to unpack boxes as they continue their move. Located at 1930 University Parkway, departments such as Planning and Development, Assessor, and Tax Collector, are scheduled to be moved in over the weekend.
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  • GreenJackets top Suns, 4-2

    GreenJackets top Suns, 4-2

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-04-22 03:11:02 GMT
    The Augusta GreenJackets (11-7) beat the Hagerstown Suns (12-5) in the first game of the series, Monday night, 4-2 at Lake Olmstead Stadium. The win marked the third consecutive game where the GreenJackets recorded double digits hits. The team recorded 11 hits for the night. Nine of the those hits came off of Suns starting pitcher Nick Pivetta. In his fourth outing of the season, Pivetta gave up nine hits, and four runs in four and one-thirds innings. The GreenJackets scored first in the bot...
    The Augusta GreenJackets (11-7) beat the Hagerstown Suns (12-5) in the first game of the series, Monday night, 4-2 at Lake Olmstead Stadium. The win marked the third consecutive game where the GreenJackets recorded double digits hits. The team recorded 11 hits for the night. Nine of the those hits came off of Suns starting pitcher Nick Pivetta. In his fourth outing of the season, Pivetta gave up nine hits, and four runs in four and one-thirds innings. The GreenJackets scored first in the bot...
  • 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...
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  • Richmond County

    Cause of downtown fire under investigation

    Cause of downtown fire under investigation

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:11 AM EDT2014-04-24 09:11:26 GMT
    Fire crews on Ellis St. fight a fire at the old J.C. Penney'sFire crews on Ellis St. fight a fire at the old J.C. Penney's
    Richmond County fire investigators are looking into the cause of an early morningfire at the old J.C. Penney's building. That's located on the 700 block between Broad and Ellis Streets.Dispatch received the call around 3-30 this morning. A fire chief on the scene told NBC26 the fire startedon a wooden structuretowards the top of the building. Theyare working to determinewhetherthe fire was caused by accident or intentionally set.No one was inside the building at the time of the fire. Crews b...
    Richmond County fire investigators are looking into the cause of an early morningfire at the old J.C. Penney's building. That's located on the 700 block between Broad and Ellis Streets.Dispatch received the call around 3-30 this morning. A fire chief on the scene told NBC26 the fire startedon a wooden structuretowards the top of the building. Theyare working to determinewhetherthe fire was caused by accident or intentionally set.No one was inside the building at the time of the fire. Crews b...
  • Richmond County

    New Museum in the works for Hickman Park?

    New Museum in the works for Hickman Park?

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:21:35 GMT
    Hickman Park could become more than just a playground for children in the Summerville area.Hickman Park has been a stomping ground for children for generations. Many parents bring their children to the park because of the different amenities the park has to offer.
    Hickman Park could become more than just a playground for children in the Summerville area.Hickman Park has been a stomping ground for children for generations. Many parents bring their children to the park because of the different amenities the park has to offer.
  • Taranis Completes Metallurgical Work at Thor Deposit on Gold and Sulphide Zones

    Taranis Completes Metallurgical Work at Thor Deposit on Gold and Sulphide Zones

    Lakewood, Colorado / ACCESSWIRE / March 31, 2014 / Taranis (“Taranis”) [TSX.V: TRO] has completed a preliminary metallurgical assessment on samples from the Thor Project located near Trout Lake, British...
    Lakewood, Colorado / ACCESSWIRE / March 31, 2014 / Taranis (“Taranis”) [TSX.V: TRO] has completed a preliminary metallurgical assessment on samples from the Thor Project located near Trout Lake, British...
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