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Some Masters patrons come only to shop

Posted: 04/07/2006 - It's one of the most majestic golf tournaments in the world. And while most people come to the Masters to watch the golf, there are those who come for the shopping.

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Masters saps life, business from downtown Augusta

Posted: 04/07/2006 - The Masters brings big business to Augusta. Businesses on Washington Road and Broad Street are competing for the same dollar. But this week's profits are not an even split.

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GBI discovers alcohol still, dumps 580 gallons

Updated: 04/07/2006 - Thursday night the GBI discovered an alcohol still just off of Clark Road. That's off Highway 56. Investigators dumped 580 gallons of illegal liquor.

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Caddies proof that majors are team sports

Posted: 04/06/2006 - Their job is a tough one--lugging a 40-pound golf bag up and down a hilly Augusta National. But the job of the caddy is much more than heavy lifting...or club selection. Golfers often depend on them for a different kind of support--the emotional kind.

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Funeral held for biker killed during charity ride

Posted: 04/06/2006 - Family and friends of Wayne Leroy Malick said their last goodbyes Thursday. Malick was killed in an accident April 1 during a charity bike ride for the American Cancer Society.

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Volunteer translators help international Masters players

Posted: 04/06/2006 - Among the 103 players invited to the Masters tournament this year, you can hear any one of 10 different languages. But not one player is ever left out due to a language barrier, thanks to several translators volunteering at the tournament.

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Remembering J.B. Fuqua

Posted: 04/06/2006 - J.B. Fuqua died Wednesday at age 87 from complications with bronchitis. Fuqua made his first million starting Augusta's WJBF-TV. He went on to turn Atlanta's Fuqua Industries into a multi-billion dollar conglomerate.

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Masters a true international event

Posted: 04/06/2006 - This 2006 Masters continues the tradition as an international golfing event. Nearly half the players this year come from outside the United States. Their presence is attracting international fans.

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Champ Walker threatens legal action against James Brown

Updated: 04/07/2006 - Here's another blow to the James Brown Soul of America Music Festival planned for Memorial Day weekend. James Brown's business manager David Cannon issued a press release saying Mr. Brown will only perform at the festival if the expenses are covered for him and his band.

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Improvements to the National please patrons

Posted: 04/06/2006 - The Augusta National Golf Club is constantly making improvements to make visiting and watching the Masters more enjoyable for the patrons. This 70th Masters is even more memorable.

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Glenn Hills High student planned to sell crack at school

Updated: 09/18/2006 - A Glenn Hills High School student has been disciplined for bringing crack cocaine to school. A Richmond County School Tribunal report says the student was caught by the school's assistant principal.

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Man dies in downtown Augusta fire

Posted: 04/06/2006 - 41-year old Richard Graven of Columbia County was killed Wednesday night when an abandoned 2-story building caught fire in the 900 block of Walker Street.

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Aiken County child left in car 9 hours dies; mother arrested

Posted: 04/06/2006 - A North Augusta woman is in jail after allegedly leaving her 15-month-old child locked in a car, causing the child's death. 35-year-old Karla Edwards is charged with homicide by child abuse after reportedly leaving the child in a car for 9 hours.

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Gun fired at Tom Lehman's car

Updated: 04/06/2006 - Tom Lehman has been on the PGA circuit for twenty years. While he's no stranger to Augusta, this kind of thing has never happened to him here before. Lehman was on Bobby Jones Expressway, heading to the airport Tuesday night when his Escalade was hit by a bullet.

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ANGC chairman defends changes to course

Posted: 04/05/2006 - Hootie Johnson kept his cool at the Augusta National Wednesday, but he was very forceful in defending the changes to this legendary golf course. The changes were major ones.

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Masters traffic routes cause delays

Posted: 04/05/2006 - Driving during Masters can mean more than just fighting traffic. You could have to find a new way to get around. The Washington Road exit on I-20 is one of several main areas that have been closed off this week. Traffic experts say it's all for safety. But it's causing confusion with some drivers.

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Par 3 fans camp out for best seats

Posted: 04/05/2006 - The Par 3 Competition at the Augusta National is a really nice experience. It's a chance for the players to have a little fun with the fans before the real competition begins. It's a tradition at the Augusta National.

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Masters drives golf fans to play at local courses

Posted: 04/05/2006 - Folks we spoke to Wednesday say that whether you are a golf fan or not, it's hard to fight the urge to play the game when you're in town during the Masters. You can imagine the impact that has on local courses.

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3 ticket scalpers arrested

Posted: 04/05/2006 - At least three ticket scalpers have been arrested. Scalping is not illegal, but scalpers are required to be at least 2700 feet from an event.

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Drive for Show, Rock Fore! Dough huge success Tuesday

Posted: 04/05/2006 - Thousands came out to First Tee of Augusta Tuesday night for the second annual Drive For Show, Rock Fore! Dough concert. News 12's Jonathan Martin was there as several big bands took the stage.

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Watch 3 holes of the Masters live at Masters.org

Posted: 04/04/2006 - If you ask any of the thousands of patrons out at Augusta National, they'll tell you there's nothing like seeing all the action in person. But now, for the first time ever, the whole world can see a slice of the action from the most storied and famous part of the course here, Amen Corner.

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Masters great opportunity for entrepreneurs

Updated: 04/04/2006 - It's a big week on and off the course. There's a lot of money trading hands along Washington Road. News 12's Stephanie Baker took a look at all there is along that busy strip.

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