Staff Photos of the Week: Dec. 16-22

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(Emily Rose BennettStaff) Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree in his office on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. Sheriff Roundtree created a Citizens Advisory Board and a gang task force this year.
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Mount Olive coach Joey Higginbotham argues that a walk should have been called on Ryan Weems on a key possession in the second half of Georgia Regents University's 70-65 win over Mount Olive College at the Christenberry Fieldhouse on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Dr. Jose A. Vazquez, left, and Dr. Stuart A. Thompson at their Georgia Regents University Augusta laboratory Monday afternoon December 16, 2013 in Augusta. Michael Holahan Staff
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Kate Theodocion (far left) turns to look as Lorrie Widener (center) raises yarn to keep it from getting tangled while she speaks with instructor Sylvia Mercado at the Kroc Center during the monthly knitting class on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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(Emily Rose BennettStaff) Hattie DeWitt, 61, walks home after receiving two bags of food from the Downtown Cooperative Church Ministries food pantry on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. DeWitt receives less than 00 a month income and goes to the food pantry to help her get by for the remainder of the month.
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Josey's Leon McQuaker reacts to missing his first of two free throws in the final seconds of T.W. Josey's 46-43 win over Richmond Academy in the Holiday Round Ball Classic at Paine College's HEAL Complex on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. McQuaker scored Josey's final three points for the win. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Spc. Orry Hickman carries his duffle bag after being released for Christmas leave at Fort Gordon Thursday morning December 19, 2013. Michael Holahan Staff
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Briana Alley (right) directs her 3-year-old son Alex Alley (center) to where the stuffed animals go in the pile as she organizes donated items for this Saturday's Christmas party hosted by Mercy Ministries on Thursday, December 19, 2013 in Grovetown, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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People walk through a thick morning fog at the Ruffin Courthouse on Friday, December 20, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Palm Beach's Cory Kenning (left) blocks a rebound shot by Paine's Jordan Warner (right) during a basketball game between Paine College and Palm Beach Atlanta University at the Heal Complex on Tuesday, December 16, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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(Emily Rose BennettStaff) Lt. Col. Hollis Bush, Director of Emergency Services at Fort Gordon, talks about the new Automated Installation Entry system that will be activated mid-January 2014. When the system is implemented, personnel entering the installation will be required to swipe their registered ID card at post access points.
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James Hull, an Augusta businessman and philanthropist, stands for a portrait on Thursday, December 19, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Cars stop to look at the Christmas light display at a house on Warren Road on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. Richmond County officers have stopped to direct traffic on the 2-lane road. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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(Emily Rose BennettStaff) Rev. Wilfred Hunt listens to a recorded book on tape that was mailed to his home from the Talking Book Center on Monday, December 16, 2013. The Talking Book Center, which serves visually impaired and other disabled at the downtown Augusta library, is endangered of losing funding due to state budget cuts.
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Josey's Jaylin Daniels and ARC's Henry Brown fight for the ball in the second half of T.W. Josey's 46-43 win over Richmond Academy in the Holiday Round Ball Classic at Paine College's HEAL Complex on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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(Emily Rose BennettStaff) From left Derrick Hatcher, 11, Jalen Williams, 11, Derrianna Hatcher, 7, and Kolbe Doe, 2, show Annie Doe the gifts they received from the annual James Brown Toy Giveaway at James Brown Arena on Thursday, December 19, 2013.
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(Emily Rose BennettStaff) Dasiya Thrope, 7, left, excitedly shows her mother the new Barbie Doll she received as her sister Nijah Mobley, 5, stands by during the annual James Brown Toy Giveaway at James Brown Arena on Thursday, December 19, 2013.
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Firearms instructor Chris Medlin (center) stands at the front of the room as he leads a concealed weapons permit class on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Bell Chime Bell Baptist Church in Aiken, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Brian Prince hugs his wife, Lori, after being sworn in for Georgia House District 127 seat by State Court Judge David Watkins at John H. Ruffin, Jr. Courthouse in Augusta on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Prince replaces the late Rep. Quincy Murphy, who died in August. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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(Emily Rose BennettStaff) Dressed as Mrs. Clause, Kathy Crosson, former branch manager for the Appleby Library, reads to a group of children from Clara Jenkins Head Start at the Friedman Branch Library on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. Crosson told stories and led several songs and dances to the group of 30 children.
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Quarterback Liam Welch raises the state championship trophy as the Aquinas High School football team is honored at a halftime celebration for its 27-7 win against Calvary Day for the Class A private state championship during the Georgia Regents University basketball game against Mount Olive College at Christenberry Fieldhouse on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Logan Smith and the choir sing "Carol of the Bells" during the Fox Creek High School choral and wind ensemble winter concert at Sweetwater Baptist Church in North Augusta, S.C., on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Harlem's #11 Chris Harris puts up a shot over Taliaferro County's #25 Detavious Evans during Harlem's game against Taliaferro County, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in Harlem, Georgia. TODD BENNETTSTAFF

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