Friday, June 1st

-It's not a python, but it's still a giant snake hanging out on the Savannah River. Read more

-Today is National Donut Day! Check with your favorite donut shop to see if they are offering a free one as part of the celebration.

-Telemarketers can test our patience, but don't follow the example of this woman. Read more

-Columbia County's Rachael Cundey made it to semifinals of the National Spelling Bee. The word "cheyney" (a woolen fabric) led to her elimination. The good news is she has the possibility of returning next year for the fifth and final time.

-Congratulations to our laptop computer winners in our Wall of Graduates contest: Lauren Faircloth of Midland Valley High School and Caroline Stroud of Augusta Christian School.

Thursday, May 31st

-If your dog looks like Benji, he could be a movie star. Read more

-Columbia County's Rachael Cundey made it to the semifinals of the National Spelling Bee. If she makes it through those rounds, she'll go on to the finals tonight at 8:00 on ESPN. Keep up with her progress at

-Dave Frey, lead singer of Sidewalk Prophets, joined us this morning. His band is in concert tomorrow night at Grace Baptist Church in Evans. Listen: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

-Coming up Friday: We'll be giving away two laptop computers to high school seniors from our Wall of Graduates. Also at 7:10, Bob Waliszewski from the Plugged In Movie Review will give his take on Snow White and the Huntsman and For Greater Glory.

Simple Cooking - Chicken Puffs

1 lb. chicken breast
1 8oz. package of cream cheese
1 tube of Big N Buttery Crescent rolls
Melted butter
Stovetop dressing mix (chicken flavor)

1. Trim, cut into medium chunks and cook chicken breast in boiling water until done (save broth!)
2. Shred/chop chicken breast in blender or other capable small kitchen appliance.
3. Mix shredded chicken with softened cream cheese and form into 6 balls.
4. Place each ball onto one triangle of separated crescent rolls.
5. Wrap crescent roll around ball and seal well.
6. Dip each ball into melted butter, and roll in dressing mix.
7. Place puffs onto a greased cookie sheet and bake 25-30 min. at 350°F.

While they are cooking, put a can of cream of chicken soup into a small saucepan and add enough chicken broth from your pot to get the gravy consistency you like. Keep warm and top puffs before serving.

Note: You can also make 12 smaller puffs if you're making it for a potluck / shower setting to feed more people; just use 2 tubes of crescent rolls.

Submitted by Whitney Jones of Augusta. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to You'll get a thank-you gift if we use your recipe. 

Wednesday, May 30th

-Today, from 11:30 am to 1 pm, the Georgia Department of Labor is offering an online chat to help with online job searches. Read more

-On Saturday, there's a 44 mile yard sale along Highway 23 in South Carolina. Read more

-Rachel Cundey, a Lakeside Middle School student, is representing the CSRA for the fourth time this year at the National Spelling Bee. You can keep up with her progress at The final round will be tomorrow night on ESPN at 8:00.

-May is National Hamburger Month, and this morning, we wanted to know where you find the best burger. You can join the conversation on the 88.3 WAFJ Facebook page.

-Jim Dupree was with us from the Salvation Army of Augusta Kroc Center shared some summer music opportunities for kids, to help them get better at playing their instrument while not in school. Find out more about it here.

-Coming up Thursday: Dave Frey from Sidewalk Prophets joins us at 7:40 am. They're in concert on Friday at Grace Baptist Church in Evans, and you'll have a chance to win tickets.

Tuesday, May 29th

-Monday Morning Mindbender (on Tuesday)
Q: 61% of college graduates will do what within a week after graduation?
A: Move back in with mom and dad

-Aimee Copeland is talking, which is more great progress in her situation. Doctors originally gave her a slim to none chance of survival after a zip line accident lead to a flesh-eating bacteria that took some of her some limbs. Keep up with her progress at

-There was an emotional reunion at Monday's Braves game. Watch the video

-Cheapie of the Week
Jessica Smith of Warrenville correctly guessed that it is All Laundry Detergent (50 ounce bottle). Kroger has it on sale through Saturday for $2.99. Use the printable $1 off Facebook coupon to get it for $1.99 plus tax.

-Coming up Wednesday: Whitney Jones of Augusta shares her quick and easy recipe for Chicken Puffs in Simple Cooking at 8:10 am.