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Ossoff to mark hospital, airport improvements in Augusta

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff is scheduled to be in Augusta on Friday.

The Democratic senator from Georgia will join Wellstar MCG Health in marking the delivery of two new MRI suites.

That’ll be at 9:30 in the morning.

Then at 11, he will join Augusta Regional Airport and community leaders for a ribbon-cutting celebrating the recent passenger terminal upgrades.

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It comes as Ossoff and Sen. Raphael Warnock are announcing $3 million in funding for both the Augusta Regional and Daniel Field airports.



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Argument over PS4 leads to Augusta shooting, suspect considered armed and dangerous

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The victim, Micah Lawson, told deputies that Jackson pulled a gun on him in the middle of their argument. Lawson says he was acting in self defense when he tried to get the gun and ran away. Authorities say that’s when Jackson shot at least once at Lawson. 



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The Augusta Players sign lease on new home

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – After almost 80 years of essentially being homeless, the once-nomadic Augusta Players signed a lease for a new building on Thursday.

The practice space is right in the heart of Augusta’s growing Theatre District.

The new building is downtown on Ellis Street. It sits on the same block as Le Chat Noir and the Jessye Norman School of the Arts.

It’s right across the street from the back door of the Miller Theater and just a block away from the Imperial Theatre.

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The Augusta Players have purchased a building in the heart of Augusta’s growing Theatre District.(WRDW)

Scott Seidl, Executive Director of The Augusta Players, says the location makes perfect sense.

The building is believed to be an old firehouse, so if those walls could talk, they would tell stories of fighting flames, but now different stories – some of them musicals – are igniting a much different spark.

“It’s a place where you can come and be creative and be a part of the process,” Seidl said.

Plans also include a warehouse for costume and prop storage and a scenic shop where volunteers can build state-of-the-art sets. There is space for a dance studio, offices, and even lounge spaces for rest or work between rehearsals or classes.Seidl says the possibilities are endless.

“We’re looking at being able to teach technical theater in this space as well. So, there’ll be lighting and sound equipment,” he said.

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Rare rescue: 6-foot sturgeon released to Savannah River

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – There was a rare rescue in south Augusta after a 6-foot sturgeon got stuck in Spirit Creek.

Sturgeons are an ancient group of fish that date back to the age of the dinosaurs and they can live to be 150 years old.

On Friday, the Department of Natural Resources set the sturgeon free.

“I had to drop everything I was doing. I called some contacts from UGA with their sturgeon lab for them to come up and assist us,” said Aaron Gray, a fisheries biologist for DNR.

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The Atlantic Sturgeon finished laying her eggs in the Savannah River, but while she was leaving, she got stuck in Spirit Creek.

“The fish came in when we had some heavy rain in the area, and once the way was receded the sturgeon was stuck over the bridge,” said Gray.

Once Gray got the tip about the sturgeon being stuck, he jumped into gear. Saving her was a seven-man job.

“It took for nets to corral and finally capture the sturgeon. Once we had it in hand, the University of Georgia group got measurement and data from the fish,” said Gray.

It was a delicate process to get her out of the creek and took about an hour. It took another 30 minutes to get her back to the Savannah River.

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“Had to temper the water in the tank for about half an hour to make the river condition,” he said.

Matching the river conditions kept the sturgeon from going into shock and to be safe in her home again.



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