Staff Photos of the Week: July 14-20

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Action at Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League's Peach Jam, Thursday, July 17, 2014, in North Augusta, South Carolina. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Six-year-old Kaydence Gaither sits in Doug Maderer's "Outta Reach" during the Night of Fire at the Augusta Common on Friday, July 18, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Chris De La Cruz (far left) helps Doug Maderer get Gaither settled. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Children watch as Twiggy, the water-skiing squirrel, performs for an audience at the August Outdoor Expo at James Brown Arena on Saturday, July 19, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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A buzzard perches on an electic transmission line support structure near Thurmond Dam Friday morning July 18, 2014. Michael Holahan Staff
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Boats race against each other in a qualification round during the Southern Nationals on the Savannah River near the Boat House and marina on Saturday, July 20, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Lance Ellis (left) watches a race with his sons, Parks (center), 7, and Cal, 10, during the 28th Annual Augusta Southern Nationals in Augusta, Ga., on Sunday, July 20, 2014. Lance Ellis' Allstate agency, The Ellis Agency, Inc., was one of the local businesses sponsoring a boat for the weekend. The Ellis Agency, Inc., sponsored Mayhem Racing. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Texas Titans' #00 Mickey Mitchell, left, and Jackson Tigers' #32 Tristin Walley watch the ball fall through the hoop at Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League's Finals, Thursday, July 17, 2014, in North Augusta, South Carolina. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Amileana Taylor, 7, works on the computer at the downtown Augusta Library Friday afternoon July 18, 2014. Michael Holahan Staff
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Duke University's head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski (center) watches players during the 2014 Elite Youth Basketball League finals at the Riverview Activities Center at Riverview Park on Friday, July 18, 2014 in North Augusta, South Carolina. Sara CaldwellStaff
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GRU athletic director Clint Bryant during the Augusta Mini Theatre's 5th Annual Roast & Toast Celebration in honor of Bryant Thursday evening July 17, 2014. Michael Holahan Staff
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Rene Hopkins, coordinator for Safe Kids Augusta, hugs Nick Ortalaza after presenting him with the Safe Kids Badge of Courage, Friday, July 18, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. Ortalaza pulled a 19-month-old from a car on Saturday. He found the little boy unattended in the vehicle which was not running. The child's father, Russell Givens, was arrested for deprivation of a minor on Thursday. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Jacob Stagg (far right) removes a tin sheet as he and other volunteers repair and replace a tin roof on a North Augusta home as part of a Salkehatchie Summer Service project on Thursday, July 17, 2014. The group, which is comprised of volunteer campers from churches around South Carolina, spent a week repairing the home starting July 12. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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The MLK, Jr. Unity Choir performs during the CME church's evening service at the Paine College HEAL Complex on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Four-year-old Caleb Johnson (left) looks up while he stands next to the "C" in the new Children's Hospital of Georgia sign on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Members with the CIA Bounce 17U basketball team stand outside a basketball court during the 2014 Elite Youth Basketball League finals at the Riverview Activities Center at Riverview Park on Thursday, July 17, 2014 in North Augusta, South Carolina. Members of the team are from various schools in Canada. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Lake Olmstead Stadium head grounds keeper Zach Severns rakes some grass clippings after edging the infield Monday morning July 14, 2014 in Augusta. Michael Holahan Staff
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Auctioneer Gene Cockerham (center, left) laughs from a truck bed as he calls and receives bids while people auction on cars available at the Salvation Army's Center of Hope Auto Auction yard on Saturday, July 20, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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The Buckeyes' John Young relaxes during a break in his team's schedule during Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League's Finals, Thursday, July 17, 2014, in North Augusta, South Carolina. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Players on the Boo Williams’ team bench celebrate in the final seconds of the second half as Boo Williams defeated Oakland 64-53 in a quarterfinal game at the EYBL Nike Peach Jam in North Augusta, S.C., on Saturday, July 19, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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From left to right, cast members from Good Times Ralph Carter, Bern Nadette Stanis and Jimmie Walker sign autographs before CME Church holds it's evening service at the Paine College HEAL Complex on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Boats race against each other in a qualification round during the Southern Nationals on the Savannah River near the Boat House and marina on Saturday, July 20, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Scott Lumbert sits in the drivers seat of his race boat as he speaks with a member of his team during the Southern Nationals on the Savannah River near the Boat House and marina on Saturday, July 20, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Trevon Duval (left) celebrates with Asem Johnson (center) after Johnson scored on two consecutive dunks to end the first half as Playaz Basketball beat Team Penny 85-83 in the Nike EYBL Peach Jam final in North Augusta, S.C., on Sunday, July 20, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Augusta Richmond County Sheriff's Office instructor Joseph Scarlett, left, helps fellow instructor Michelle Thomas during training at the Richmond County Training Range in Blythe Wednesday morning July 16, 2014 in Augusta. Michael Holahan Staff
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One-year-old Ansleigh Kilgore sits in the driver seat of "Party to the Max," a top alcohol flat bottom boat, during the Night of Fire at the Augusta Common on Friday, July 18, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Spectators watch Pro Mod drivers Casey Beal, driving Split Decision (background), and Mike Lamb, driving Just One More Ride, race during the 28th Annual Augusta Southern Nationals in Augusta, Ga., on Sunday, July 20, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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George Croft rehearses with the Red Hots at Advent Lutheran Church, Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots, Augusta's First Rock n' Roll Band, will reassemble for their 55th Double Nickel Reunion Concert to take place on Saturday July 26 at 8 pm at Imperial Theatre. This Reunion Concert will be to benefit Press On for Children's Cancer Research. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)

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