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Funeral arrangements set for Jack Connell

Jack Connell (Georgia Regents University Staff photo)

Updated: 02/07/2013 - Jack Connell was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1969 to 2002 and is credited with bringing growth to Augusta and to the medical community.

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New playground in Columbia Co. is for all types of kids

A new playground in Columbia County makes playing accessible for all types of children. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 02/06/2013 - A new playground in Columbia County is making a lot more kids smile. The park is next to the main library, off of Evans Town Center Blvd. The one thing that makes the park different is that all kinds of kids can enjoy it.

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Annual Masters concert has new venue this year

The venue of the annual concert will be moved to Evans. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 02/06/2013 - On Tuesday morning, the First Tee of Augusta announced that it's moving the "Drive For Show, Rock Fore! Dough" concert to the Lady A Amphitheater in Evans.

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Thomson Fire Department wins 'firehouse makeover'

The Thomson Fire Department's firehouse got a complete makeover. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/31/2013 - It's what firefighters consider their home away from home and now the fire station in Thomson is getting a makeover. Out of more than 9,000 entries, the Thomson Fire Department on McCommons Street was chosen to win a firehouse makeover.

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Local church breaks ground on new worship center

The groundbreaking for True North Church was held on Sunday. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/28/2013 - A church that started with a small group of people has now grown into a congregation of over 1,000 members. The growth in membership has led the church to outgrow its current space.

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Large crowds expected for weekend gun show in Augusta

Updated: 01/28/2013 - They say at all of their gun shows in the past month, everything has been on the rise. Attendance, prices and sales are all up, and they don't expect this weekend to be any different.

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Wrens plant closing, 120 people losing jobs

A plant in Wrens is closing its doors, putting many out of work. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/25/2013 - A gloomy day on the unemployment front. New numbers show the unemployment rate in metro Augusta is up five-tenths of a point to nine percent. Augusta's not the only one suffering, however. In Jefferson county, the news gets worse.

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Hundreds of animals in need after fire at wildlife ranch

Graystone Ranch is asking for your help after a fire burned down one of its barns. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/24/2013 - Graystone Ranch is asking for your help. Although they need to replace everything, they say the most immediate need is the food because they can only make it to the end of the week with what they have left.

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North Augusta school could soon be named state's best

Hammond Hill Elementary is one of the finalists for a prestigious education award. (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 01/23/2013 - Hammond Hill Elementary in North Augusta is still celebrating being named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. That's the highest honor a school can receive. Now, they're one of eight finalists for the Palmetto's Finest award.

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North Augusta native gets nominated for Oscar

Updated: 01/21/2013 - What do the movies "Life Of Pi," "The Avengers" and "Prometheus" have in common besides making millions in the box office and being nominated for the Academy Awards? The answer is North Augusta native 21-year-old Steven Benjamin.

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