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Past articles by Jake:

Drive-in movies theaters enjoying resurgence as "The Big Mo' cel

There are a lot of good movies out right now, and there's a resurgence in a retro way to watch them, at a drive-in movie theater. For most people in the CSRA, it's a long drive down country roads ... → Read More

Fort Gordon veterans looking to revive semi-pro sports in August

It's often considered a sore spot for many -- semi-pro sports in Augusta. The Greenjackets have thrived, but every other franchise has folded. A group of Fort Gordon veterans are now hoping to ch... → Read More

Keith Urban set to perform in Evans during Masters Week

Keith Urban is set to perform at the inaugural Grand Ole Rager during the Thursday of Masters Week at Evans Towne Center Park. The concert is presented by Janus Research Group and Friends With Ben... → Read More

Vaughn Taylor, Jim Dent announced as 2018 Mayor's Masters Recept

Mayor Hardie Davis is planning to announce the Mayor's Masters Reception honoree or honorees Friday morning. At a press conference at 10 a.m. Friday morning, the Mayor will be announcing who the ci... → Read More

Aiken Camellia Society Show on Saturday

If you want the chance to see some of the best blossoms in town -- Aiken Camellia Society is holding their show on Saturday. Camellia blossoms can be entered in competition between 7:30 a.m. and 1... → Read More

Fort Gordon Health and Wellness fair on Saturday

Fort Gordon is holding their Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday. It will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., preceded by a 5k that happens at 9:30 a.m. There will be demonstrations, displays, vendors an... → Read More

Two weekend concerts at newly renovated Miller Theater

The newly renovated and opened Miller Theater is in full swing. Two concerts are being held at the theater this weekend. St. Paul and the Broken Bones are playing Friday and Lyfe Jennings is perf... → Read More

Safely investing in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ethereum

You probably talked about it at your Christmas dinner, Bitcoin, Ethereum and cryptocurrencies. Some of them are up over 12,000 percent in the past year, but before you blindly throw money in there... → Read More

Georgia PSC votes unanimously to continue Plant Vogtle units 3 &

The future of nearly 6,000 jobs has been decided. Georgia's five Public Service Commissioners voted in Atlanta to continue work at Plant Vogtle. The commissioners voted 5-0 to complete the projec... → Read More

Aiken Department of Public Safety holding CALEA re-accreditation

The Aiken Department of Public Safety is holding an on-site assessment to achieve re-accreditation in CALEA. CALEA is the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. They set the... → Read More

UPDATE: Missing hunter found in Phinizy Swamp

The body of thirty-one-year-old Jonathan Ross Amerson has been found. → Read More

Windsor man killed in Charles Hwy. crash identified

The Aiken County Coroner's Office and South Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating an early-morning crash that took the life of a Windsor man. Seventy-year-old Charlie J. Buff of Grover's Road w... → Read More

Clarks Hill Park boat ramp closing Nov. 13 to Dec. 15

The Army Corps of Engineers continues to make improvements to recreation facilities at the J. Strom Thurmond Lake. The next improvement means the Clarks Hill Park boat ramp must close Nov. 13 thro... → Read More

Augusta University Day of Service on Nov. 4

Faculty, staff, students and families from Augusta University will be at sites across the CSRA helping to impact the community through a day of service on Saturday. Day of Service is Augusta Unive... → Read More

Mayor Davis speaks out on new arena location

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis came to the WFXG FOX 54 studio Friday morning for a roundtable discussion on the plans to move the new arena to the old Regency Mall location. FOX 54's Jay Jefferies, De... → Read More

Aiken County Sheriff's Office holding annual Trick or Treat

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is holding their annual Trick-or-Treat. It will be held Tuesday, October 31 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m at the sheriff's office on 420 Hampton Avenue Aiken, SC. Employe... → Read More

Bikers unite to raise money for Forks Area Trail System

Deep in the woods of the Sumter National Forest, is a hidden find in the CSRA. The Forks Area Trail System stretches more than 30 miles. Hikers and bikers come from all over to experience it and ... → Read More

Augusta veteran can see for first time in 40 years thanks to new

An 80-year old Navy veteran can finally see again. After losing his vision to macular degeneration 40 years ago, a new technology is giving Joseph Johnson his sight back. → Read More

Columbia County Sheriff's Office searching for Bobby Jones Walma

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is searching for a shoplifting suspect at the Bobby Jones Walmart. On Friday, October 13 a female entered the Bobby Jones Walmart in a red hatchback car. The ... → Read More

UPDATE: Columbia Co. shoplifting suspect identified, in custody

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is searching for a shoplifting suspect at the Bobby Jones Walmart. On Friday, October 13 a female entered the Bobby Jones Walmart in a red hatchback car. The ... → Read More