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Augusta gymnast reaches nationally-elite level

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - In gymnastics, a perfect 10 is hard to come by.It takes skill, determination and a lot of preparation.In April the elusive perfect score happened for Augusta High School sophomore Keira Wells.She’s a level-10 gymnast, the highest level you can compete in the developmental program.

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Augusta gymnast reaches nationally-elite level

Summer camps overwhelmed with interest, a stark change from last year

This year, Camp Augusta, an overnight camp in Nevada City, California, has more than 500 campers on its waitlist — the longest the list has been in two decades.Parents who a couple months ago were inquiring about how often equipment will be sanitized now are more interested in how Augusta plans to make camp feel as normal as possible, the director, Randy Grayson, said.

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Summer camps overwhelmed with interest, a stark change from last year

Augusta's chief judge will retire to resolve ethics probe

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Augusta Superior Court Chief Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. gave up his supervisory authority and will leave the bench in June to settle an investigation into allegations of ethics violations, according to an agreement he made with Georgia’s judicial disciplinary board.

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Augusta's chief judge will retire to resolve ethics probe

More than 800 migrants rescued at sea head to Italy

Two Italian ports faced an influx of hundreds of migrants on Saturday, as a charity ship sailed toward a Sicilian port with 236 people rescued in the Mediterranean from traffickers’ boats, while Italian coastguard and border police took 532 others to a tiny island.The maritime rescue group SOS Mediterranee said a ship it operates, Ocean Viking, pulled the migrants to safety four days ago from two rubber dinghies.

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More than 800 migrants rescued at sea head to Italy

Augusta names fire chief pick amid open records questions

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia government says complying with a demand that it delay hiring a new fire chief because of an open records lawsuit is a “a radical and unprecedented remedy," but a lawyer for four news organizations suing the consolidated city-county says it's the government that's trying to overturn settled law in Georgia.

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Augusta names fire chief pick amid open records questions

Prestigious Portmarnock and Pine Valley golf clubs to ditch all-male policies

The two clubs are two of the last key cornerstones of golf's male-only facade Two of the final bricks in golf’s notorious male-only facade are set to be removed with the all-male Pine Valley, often rated as the best course in the world, ready to emulate Portmarnock by opening up its membership to females.

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Prestigious Portmarnock and Pine Valley golf clubs to ditch all-male policies

Wu-Tang Clan imposter jailed for ripping off hotels and limousine companies

Scam artists also claimed to be linked to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation production company A Wu-Tang Clan imposter was jailed for eight years for using stolen credit cards to defraud a string of hotels and limousine companies.Walker Washington, 53, claimed to have ties to the hip-hop group as he ripped off businesses, including caterers and production studios in multiple cities.

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Wu-Tang Clan imposter jailed for ripping off hotels and limousine companies

Conman, 53, is sentenced to eight years behind bars after faking ties to Wu-Tang Clan and using stolen credit cards to live large in hotels and rent a Roll Royce Phantom

A Georgia conman who stole credit cards to live large in hotels and rent a Rolls Royce Phantom limousine while claiming to be a rap industry figure affiliated with Roc Nation and the Wu-Tang Clan has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison.Walker Washington, 53, of Augusta was sentenced to 100 months after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, said David H. Estes, acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Georgia.

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Conman, 53, is sentenced to eight years behind bars after faking ties to Wu-Tang Clan and using stolen credit cards to live large in hotels and rent a Roll Royce Phantom

Second fake Wu-Tang Clan rapper gets 8 years in prison for scamming over $100K from luxury hotels, recording studios

A Georgia man who posed as a member of the hi-hop group Wu-Tang Clan and scammed more than $100,000 from recording studios, luxury hotels and a limousine company has been sentenced to more than eight years behind bars, federal authorities said Thursday.Walker Washington, 53, was one of two rappers running the elaborate scam, which unraveled in November 2019 after hotel workers in Augusta called the police to report a group that had walked out on a $39,000 tab.

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Second fake Wu-Tang Clan rapper gets 8 years in prison for scamming over $100K from luxury hotels, recording studios

Accountability for enrollment in Baltimore missing, just like so-called 'ghost students'

BALTIMORE (WBFF) – The Baltimore City Public School District remains elusive when it comes to answers about accountability for mis-reporting enrollment that cost taxpayers millions of dollars.After the latest Project Baltimore investigation uncovered a document that showed 21 seniors listed as students who could possibly be ghost students at Augusta Fells Savage Institute – a term known to educators as students kept on the enrollment books, despite possibly not going to school anymore, to inflate the numbers to bring in more tax revenue – a lot of questions loom over the Baltimore City Public School District.

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Accountability for enrollment in Baltimore missing, just like so-called 'ghost students'

Accrediting agency asks about politics in Georgia search

ATLANTA (AP) — The agency that accredits Georgia's 26 public universities and colleges is asking whether there has been undue political pressure to appoint former governor Sonny Perdue as chancellor of the University System of Georgia.Belle Wheelan, the president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, told The Associated Press in a Tuesday telephone interview that she sent a letter Monday to the Board of Regents, who oversee the 340,000-student system, after reading news coverage suggesting that regents were being politically pressured to name Perdue to head the system.

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Accrediting agency asks about politics in Georgia search

Augusta names fire chief pick amid open records questions

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Augusta officials want to choose a DeKalb County fire leader as the consolidated city-county's new fire chief, amid a threat to sue by news organizations that claim the government is violating Georgia's public records law by refusing to release information on other finalists.

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Augusta names fire chief pick amid open records questions

Christoph Büchel’s controversial migrant boat finally returns to Sicily after 2019 Venice Biennale display

The vessel was on loan from the town of Augusta, which intends to turn it into a memorial for the hundreds of migrants who died on board in 2015 The wrecked fishing ship controversially exhibited by the Swiss-Icelandic artist Christoph Büchel at the 2019 Venice Biennale as an installation titled Barca Nostra has finally been returned from Venice to the Sicilian town of Augusta, its legal owner, according to a report by the New York Times.

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Christoph Büchel’s controversial migrant boat finally returns to Sicily after 2019 Venice Biennale display

Higgins swaps potting for putting and takes Crucible inspiration from golf star MacIntyre

ROBERT MACINTYRE’S Augusta heroics have got John Higgins dreaming of being crowned Crucible Master once more.And the four-time world champion believes the Oban golfer can be the next Scot in line to burst onto the scene and follow in his own glittering sporting footsteps.Wizard of Wishaw Higgins kicks off his pursuit of a fifth World Championship title against Tian Pengfei today riding the crest of a potting – and putting – wave.

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Higgins swaps potting for putting and takes Crucible inspiration from golf star MacIntyre

Gary Player's look-at-me shtick is wearing painfully thin

It is an enduring mystery about Player that not even an iconic career can dilute a rampant insecurity As if it were not grating enough that his son Wayne had hijacked Lee Elder’s role as an honorary Masters starter by hawking some golf balls in the background, Gary Player proceeded to describe the African-American veteran’s belated accolade as a “very historic moment for me – Lee experienced a lot of things that I experienced in my life”.

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Gary Player's look-at-me shtick is wearing painfully thin

REVEALED: Golf legend Gary Player's son Wayne has been BANNED from the Masters for an 'ambush-marketing' stunt after fans spotted him plugging a brand of balls while he was caddying for his dad - and his own brother labels him an 'embarrassment'

Wayne Player, the son of golfing icon Gary Player, has been banned from Augusta and future Masters events after his attempted 'ambush-marketing' during the ceremonial first tee shots last week.Wayne was acting as caddie for his father last Thursday when he was invited to tee off the competition alongside Jack Nicklaus and Lee Elder - the first black golfer to play at Augusta back in 1975.

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REVEALED: Golf legend Gary Player's son Wayne has been BANNED from the Masters for an 'ambush-marketing' stunt after fans spotted him plugging a brand of balls while he was caddying for his dad - and his own brother labels him an 'embarrassment'

Golf legend Gary Player's son Wayne 'banned from the Masters for alleged ambush-marketing stunt'... as his own BROTHER takes to Twitter to condemn 'embarrassment' and apologise

Wayne Player, the son of golfing icon Gary Player, has been banned from Augusta and future Masters events after his attempted 'ambush-marketing' during the ceremonial first tee shots last week.Wayne was acting as caddie for his father last Thursday when he was invited to tee off the competition alongside Jack Nicklaus and Lee Elder - the first black golfer to play at Augusta back in 1975.

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Golf legend Gary Player's son Wayne 'banned from the Masters for alleged ambush-marketing stunt'... as his own BROTHER takes to Twitter to condemn 'embarrassment' and apologise

The Masters: Restored to the spring, Augusta delivered for worldwide golf, says Ewen Murray

"Hideki's win, and what it does for his country, is hard to put into context.New sponsors will be keen to support golf in Japan and youngsters will see the game as 'cool' now they have a hero to look up to" A fast start from Justin Rose, and Will Zalatoris threatened to become the first rookie to win at Augusta since 1979.

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The Masters: Restored to the spring, Augusta delivered for worldwide golf, says Ewen Murray