Oprah could come to Augusta

By: Chris Thomas Email
By: Chris Thomas Email

News 12 First at Five, August 31, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga.---You can watch her Monday through Friday on News 12. And now, Oprah could be coming to Augusta.

It's no hoax...Oprah could be coming to Augusta. Candye Smith says she's been writing to the Oprah Show for two years now and never got a response. Just this Wednesday, she says, "I saw Harpo Inc., and I screamed when I picked up the phone."

Candye now has to send in a five-minute video by next Thursday showing off city hot spots. It's a challenge but Candye has got help. Deanna Brown, daughter of the late James Brown says, "Oprah, when you come down to Augusta you're gonna put the 'O' in soul, and I promise you'll be saying 'Ooh...I feel good!'"

Deanna says she is glad to lend her support. "Anything I could do to help the mayor and the city of Augusta to do what Dad wanted...he knew that this was a special place."

Mayor Deke Copenhaver says, "Augusta's got so many great things going right now. We've got a great story to tell her...I would be more than happy for her to come to town."

And the Mayor is not alone. Annalee Narwold says, "It would just be amazing. Augusta has so much to offer her and so much to show her."

Even the kids at Heritage Academy got in on the action, screaming "Oprah, we love you!" for the camera.

As for Candye, she says it's not a matter of if Oprah comes...but when. "We know she likes some of that Southern hospitality. We are gonna give her some of that. So let's get her here, Augusta!"

So why do you think Oprah should come to Augusta? Post your thoughts in the comments!


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  • by when Location: be waiting on Aug 9, 2008 at 03:41 PM
    it will be a year soon! is she coming
  • by jim Location: ga on Feb 28, 2008 at 08:49 AM
    ok will she come? time will tell
  • by friends Location: usa on Jan 21, 2008 at 10:42 AM
    proud to hear you are doing great things in the community. watch out for Jospeh's brothers.....dream stealers and haters.
  • by stallings Location: jackson,sc on Nov 20, 2007 at 03:35 AM
    I think your morning news is great. Meredith and Tim give us a happy lift to start the day. Their personalities are great together. Keep it up. You start my day with a smile.
  • by annie johnson Location: n.augusta s.c. on Nov 18, 2007 at 07:08 PM
    i want oprah to know that n. augusta is also a part of the csra and we also have great things happen in our city to. and i would like to be apart of her show in augusta ga.thank you for accepting this comment be bless.
  • by Denise Location: Augusta on Oct 28, 2007 at 12:16 PM
    I think it is a great idea for Ophrah to telecast one of shows in Augusta, Georgia. It is always refreshing to learn how people live in various areas of the country. So Oprah, I would love to be on your show in Augusta.
  • by cheryl Location: north augusta on Oct 25, 2007 at 08:36 PM
    I always wish oprah could come and maybe help some of us out with some of us that have problems, or even be able to talk to us for support in any way she can. its could be some thing wonderful for some of us.
  • by angry Location: greenwood on Oct 14, 2007 at 06:18 PM
    it's people like sam that make this world worst than what it already is. sam is at the bottom of the barrel telling people to use bath rags. he probably stinks and is smelling himself. don't pay any attention to the loser. go home and wash your own face loser and your mama's face, punk. the end loser and your mama
  • by Harold Location: Augustz on Oct 14, 2007 at 06:36 AM
    In response to Sam....You are a stupid female who has no life. Yes,I traced your comment down and now who you are. GET A LIFE BECAUSE RIGHT NOW YOU DON'T HAVE ONE. You are not perfect either. That lady did good to not be on TV.....can you do better? You probably have a mental illness or look bad yourself. Stop dissing your own sisters.....dis your daughter.
  • by shut-up Location: here on Oct 12, 2007 at 06:50 AM
    if the town is so run down sam, why don't you get financially independent AND FIX......IT AND STOP GIVING LIP SERVICE AND DO SOMETHING. OH YOUR PROBABLY A BROKE JOKE! THAT IS WHY YOU CAN ONLY TALK ABOUT PEOPLE INSTEAD OF DOING SOMETHING YOURSELF.
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