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  • Former Richmond County teacher files lawsuit against School System

    Former Richmond County teacher files lawsuit against School System

    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:42 AM EDT2018-05-24 12:42:24 GMT
    Richmond County Schools (WFXG)Richmond County Schools (WFXG)
    Richmond County Schools (WFXG)Richmond County Schools (WFXG)

    A former Richmond County middle school teacher is saying the school system refused to accommodate her medical condition and refused to pay her until she was cured. In a lawsuit filed on March 22, the former educator named herself Jane Doe to protect her privacy and student information.

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    A former Richmond County middle school teacher is saying the school system refused to accommodate her medical condition and refused to pay her until she was cured. In a lawsuit filed on March 22, the former educator named herself Jane Doe to protect her privacy and student information.

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  • 1 killed, 2 injured in Hwy 25 crash

    1 killed, 2 injured in Hwy 25 crash

    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:19 AM EDT2018-05-24 12:19:46 GMT
    Fatal Crash at Highway 25 at Taylors Brothers Express  (Burke County Sheriff's Office)Fatal Crash at Highway 25 at Taylors Brothers Express (Burke County Sheriff's Office)

    The Burke County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly crash that happened Thursday evening. A Ford truck was traveling down Hwy 25 around 6:15 p.m. At the same time, a 1996 Mercury sedan was traveling west on Allen Road and pulled into the median of Hwy 25, attempting to cross to Campbell Circle.

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    The Burke County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly crash that happened Thursday evening. A Ford truck was traveling down Hwy 25 around 6:15 p.m. At the same time, a 1996 Mercury sedan was traveling west on Allen Road and pulled into the median of Hwy 25, attempting to cross to Campbell Circle.

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  • Golden Harvest & FOX 54 'For Our Children' child hunger telethon

    Golden Harvest & FOX 54 'For Our Children' child hunger telethon

    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:38 PM EDT2018-05-24 21:38:19 GMT
    Golden Harvest telethonGolden Harvest telethon

    A lot of families depend on the Golden Harvest Food Bank. Some families don't make enough money for groceries after paying other bills. Here at FOX 54, we're hosting a "For Our Children" telethon Thursday, May 24 to prevent children from going hungry.

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    A lot of families depend on the Golden Harvest Food Bank. Some families don't make enough money for groceries after paying other bills. Here at FOX 54, we're hosting a "For Our Children" telethon Thursday, May 24 to prevent children from going hungry.

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  • Deadly crash on I-20 East at Mile Marker #176 in McDuffie County

    Deadly crash on I-20 East at Mile Marker #176 in McDuffie County

    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-05-24 21:23:35 GMT
    Deadly crash today on I-20 EB mile marker 176 in McDuffie County (WFXG)Deadly crash today on I-20 EB mile marker 176 in McDuffie County (WFXG)

    On Thursday morning at approximately 10:55 a.m, TFC Brandon Gandy was dispatched to the scene of a fatal crash on I-20 Eastbound at Mile Marker #176 in McDuffie County.  The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2016 Acura MDX struck the rear of a 2018 Kenworth T-680 tractor-trailer, operated by Werner Enterprises of Omaha, NE.  Witnesses stated that the tractor-trailer merged onto the interstate from the emergency lane into the right Eastbound lane of I-20 W...

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    On Thursday morning at approximately 10:55 a.m, TFC Brandon Gandy was dispatched to the scene of a fatal crash on I-20 Eastbound at Mile Marker #176 in McDuffie County.  The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2016 Acura MDX struck the rear of a 2018 Kenworth T-680 tractor-trailer, operated by Werner Enterprises of Omaha, NE.  Witnesses stated that the tractor-trailer merged onto the interstate from the emergency lane into the right Eastbound lane of I-20 W...

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  • Parkway Elementary School on soft lockdown

    Parkway Elementary School on soft lockdown

    Thursday, May 24 2018 4:36 PM EDT2018-05-24 20:36:53 GMT
    Parkway Elementary was on soft lockdown today (WFXG)Parkway Elementary was on soft lockdown today (WFXG)

    Director of Communications at the Columbia County Board of Education, Abagail Remkus has confirmed that Parkway Elementary School is on a soft lockdown, meaning no outdoor activities, but indoor activities remain ongoing. The lockdown is a precautionary measure, as there was an incident nearby. Columbia County Sheriff's office has stated there was an alleged assault incident at the running trail at Blanchard Woods.  Please check back as the story develops.  Copyright 2018...

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    Director of Communications at the Columbia County Board of Education, Abagail Remkus has confirmed that Parkway Elementary School is on a soft lockdown, meaning no outdoor activities, but indoor activities remain ongoing. The lockdown is a precautionary measure, as there was an incident nearby. Columbia County Sheriff's office has stated there was an alleged assault incident at the running trail at Blanchard Woods.  Please check back as the story develops.  Copyright 2018...

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  • Construction worker dies in 21-story fall after alleged elevator malfunction

    Construction worker dies in 21-story fall after alleged elevator malfunction

    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-05-25 01:19:38 GMT

    Medic says the incident happened in the 600 block of South Tryon Street.

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    Medic says the incident happened in the 600 block of South Tryon Street.

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  • Richmond County school bus involved in crash on Apple Valley Dr.

    Richmond County school bus involved in crash on Apple Valley Dr.

    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:23 AM EDT2018-05-24 13:23:19 GMT
    school bus, Source: WFXGschool bus, Source: WFXG

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is on the scene of a crash involving a Richmond County school bus in Augusta. According to dispatch, the crash happened at around 7:44 a.m. at the intersection of Apple Valley Drive and Winesap Way.

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is on the scene of a crash involving a Richmond County school bus in Augusta. According to dispatch, the crash happened at around 7:44 a.m. at the intersection of Apple Valley Drive and Winesap Way.

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  • Mussels near Seattle test positive for opioids

    Mussels near Seattle test positive for opioids

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:24 AM EDT2018-05-24 10:24:26 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:11 AM EDT2018-05-24 11:11:18 GMT

    After people consume oxycodone, some of it ends up in the toilet and goes into wastewater.

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    After people consume oxycodone, some of it ends up in the toilet and goes into wastewater.

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  • GA May 22, 2018 Primary Results

    GA May 22, 2018 Primary Results

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:05:38 GMT
    Primary Elections for Mayor is Tuesday May 22 2018 in Georgia (WFXG)Primary Elections for Mayor is Tuesday May 22 2018 in Georgia (WFXG)

    Georgia's Primary Election was held Tuesday, May 22, 2018. You can follow election coverage as results come with this article.

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    Georgia's Primary Election was held Tuesday, May 22, 2018. You can follow election coverage as results come with this article.

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  • Airmen used LSD at nuclear missile base, Air Force records show

    Airmen used LSD at nuclear missile base, Air Force records show

    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:41 AM EDT2018-05-24 13:41:03 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:45 AM EDT2018-05-24 13:45:08 GMT

    A report by the Associated Press revealed at least six airmen guarding some of the world’s most powerful nuclear missiles were buying, distributing or using the illegal hallucinogen LSD.  

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    A report by the Associated Press revealed at least six airmen guarding some of the world’s most powerful nuclear missiles were buying, distributing or using the illegal hallucinogen LSD.  

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  • Kayaker out of intensive care after getting bit by rattlesnake on Edisto River

    Kayaker out of intensive care after getting bit by rattlesnake on Edisto River

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:44 PM EDT2018-05-23 01:44:28 GMT
    Source: ProvidedSource: Provided

    A kayaker who was bitten by a rattlesnake on the Edisto River is out of the intensive care unit at MUSC, according to family members. 

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    A kayaker who was bitten by a rattlesnake on the Edisto River is out of the intensive care unit at MUSC, according to family members. 

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  • City Leaders host workshop weeks ahead of vote for possible smoke ban ordinance

    City Leaders host workshop weeks ahead of vote for possible smoke ban ordinance

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-05-24 03:12:27 GMT
    City Leaders host workshop for possible smoke ban ordinanceCity Leaders host workshop for possible smoke ban ordinance

    A major effort to improve the health of Richmond County, but it's getting quite a bit of opposition.  According to research by the BreathEasy Coalition, Richmond County is ranked 124 out of 159 counties in Georgia when it comes to health. That's one reason why the organization says it is pushing city leaders to pass a smoke free ordinance, banning smoking within 10 feet of businesses and bars.  "It's more or less why put a burden on a business that can potentially put ...

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    A major effort to improve the health of Richmond County, but it's getting quite a bit of opposition.  According to research by the BreathEasy Coalition, Richmond County is ranked 124 out of 159 counties in Georgia when it comes to health. That's one reason why the organization says it is pushing city leaders to pass a smoke free ordinance, banning smoking within 10 feet of businesses and bars.  "It's more or less why put a burden on a business that can potentially put ...

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  • Warmer weather brings out snakes in Georgia

    Warmer weather brings out snakes in Georgia

    Thursday, May 17 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-05-17 23:26:13 GMT
    Warmer weather brings out snakes in Georgia (Dept. of Natural Resources)Warmer weather brings out snakes in Georgia (Dept. of Natural Resources)
    Warmer weather brings out snakes in Georgia (Dept. of Natural Resources)Warmer weather brings out snakes in Georgia (Dept. of Natural Resources)
    From the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resouces Division,   As spring fades into summer, the number of snake-related calls and emails go up. But most center on two questions: What species is this and what do I do with it? “Only every once in a while is it a venomous snake,” said Jensen, a senior wildlife biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and co-author of “Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia.” Whether it&r...More >>
    From the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resouces Division,   As spring fades into summer, the number of snake-related calls and emails go up. But most center on two questions: What species is this and what do I do with it? “Only every once in a while is it a venomous snake,” said Jensen, a senior wildlife biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and co-author of “Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia.” Whether it&r...More >>
  • Man crashes into building, still gets haircut

    Man crashes into building, still gets haircut

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:18 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:18:17 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:47:16 GMT

    An Illinois man crashed his car into a building, but still ran to make his haircut appointment next door.

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    An Illinois man crashed his car into a building, but still ran to make his haircut appointment next door.

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  • River Road closed from Hwy 80 through Collins Road by Plant Vogtle

    River Road closed from Hwy 80 through Collins Road by Plant Vogtle

    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:22 PM EDT2018-05-24 21:22:20 GMT
    River Road is closed from Hwy 80 through Collins Rd (Pixabay)River Road is closed from Hwy 80 through Collins Rd (Pixabay)

    The Burke County Sheriff's Office has stated that Burke County Sheriff’s Deputies, Burke County EMA, Georgia State Patrol, and Georgia Department of Transportation are currently at River Road near Collins Road; the scene of a serious crash with one person injured.  Burke County EMS is transporting to AUMC.  River Road is shut down until further notice from Highway 80 through Collins Road. Please check back for more information as the story develops.  Copyright...

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    The Burke County Sheriff's Office has stated that Burke County Sheriff’s Deputies, Burke County EMA, Georgia State Patrol, and Georgia Department of Transportation are currently at River Road near Collins Road; the scene of a serious crash with one person injured.  Burke County EMS is transporting to AUMC.  River Road is shut down until further notice from Highway 80 through Collins Road. Please check back for more information as the story develops.  Copyright...

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    GA DNR investigating decapitated alligator at Lake Oliver

    GA DNR investigating decapitated alligator at Lake Oliver

    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:15 PM EDT2018-05-25 03:15:58 GMT
    (Source: Sandy Prewitt)(Source: Sandy Prewitt)

    Georgia DNR has confirmed that an alligator was found decapitated at Lake Oliver.

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    Georgia DNR has confirmed that an alligator was found decapitated at Lake Oliver.

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  • People & Places with Pierce: The Carpenter's Stand

    People & Places with Pierce: The Carpenter's Stand

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:36 PM EDT2018-05-23 17:36:43 GMT
    People & Places with Pierce: The Carpenter's Stand - Edgefield (WFXG)People & Places with Pierce: The Carpenter's Stand - Edgefield (WFXG)

    Along Main Street in downtown Edgefield, one man proudly displays his life’s work.

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    Along Main Street in downtown Edgefield, one man proudly displays his life’s work.

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  • Augusta man indicted today

    Augusta man indicted today

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-05-23 22:00:15 GMT
    29-year-old Richard Timmons,indicted for murdering his wife (Richmond County Sheriff's Office)29-year-old Richard Timmons,indicted for murdering his wife (Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    29-year-old Richard Timmons,indicted for murdering his wife (Richmond County Sheriff's Office)29-year-old Richard Timmons,indicted for murdering his wife (Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    On Tuesday, an Augusta man was indicted. Richard Lyle Timmons, Jr., 29-years-old has been charged and accused on three counts. The first and second include murder and aggravated assault of his wife, 34-year-old Jazna Outlaw Timmons on February 9, 2018. Timmons was also charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.  Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
    On Tuesday, an Augusta man was indicted. Richard Lyle Timmons, Jr., 29-years-old has been charged and accused on three counts. The first and second include murder and aggravated assault of his wife, 34-year-old Jazna Outlaw Timmons on February 9, 2018. Timmons was also charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.  Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
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