Tom Brady's four-game suspension is lifted by judge

NEW YORK - Tom Brady learned Thursday he will start the season on the field after a judge lifted the league's four-game suspension of the star quarterback for a scandal over deflated footballs.

Lackey, Evans get first big test of the season

It doesn't get much tougher than this: Evans visits defending state champion and No. 1 Northside to begin region play.

Evans volleyball team runs record to 6-0 after a pair of victories

GROVETOWN - With Grovetown having rallied from a Game 1 25-15 defeat, Evans needed some big plays in the second game against the defending Area 2-AAAAA champions Thursday night.

Few incidents seen at Richmond County football games

Despite large crowds and heated rivalries, local football stadiums have proven to be a relatively safe haven in Richmond County, with an average of less than five arrests per year since 1996.

Augusta writer Karin Gillespie succeeds with new novel "Girl Meets Class"

In her new novel, "Girl Meets Class" (Henery Press), Augusta author Karin Gillespie knocks it out of the park.

What makes a pepper hot?

Hot peppers' hotness comes from compounds called capsaicins, which have no flavor themselves. Capsaicins merely stimulate pain receptors, and the body's response is to speed up the heart and metabolism.

Shopgirl: Ditch commercials with new level of Hulu streaming

Fans of Hulu and haters of commercials will be happy - a new level of Hulu+ subscription is available that completely bypasses any commercial interruptions.

Fishing Tournaments

Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flier or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Kirby: Teacher advocates for power of words

My comments on the vanishing use of hardcover dictionaries earlier this week brought this response from Susan Phillips, a Latin and English teacher at A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School.

What Is It?

Did you know last week's 1966 Dodge Charger, and do you know the year, make and model of this week's vehicle? A hint is hidden in this week's quiz. Everything you need is shown.