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Georgia, Clemson will try to catch eyes of playoff committee

...than four months away.Still, it's never too early to start impressing the selection committee.For No. 12 Georgia and No. 16 Clemson, that opportunity comes the very first week of the season.Two powerhouse teams about 80 miles apart will try to establish...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2014-08-26/georgia-clemson-will-try-
Short-hitting Jim Furyk is amazing at age 44

...golf swing that only a mother could love and a father could teach.Now it's whether he knows how to win.Forgotten are his 16 victories on the PGA Tour. Among full-time players, only Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Davis Love III and Ernie...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-08-26/short-hitting-jim-furyk-amaz
US credit card late payments down in second quarter

...more people with less-than-stellar credit.The rate of U.S. credit card payments at least 90 days overdue fell to 1.16 percent in the April-June quarter - the lowest level in at least seven years, credit reporting agency TransUnion said Tuesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-26/us-credit-card-late-paymen
Continued pressure from Isakson moves shipping channel deepening project in Savannah forward

...the project since the U.S. Constitution gives authority over navigable waters to the federal government. It took more than 16 years and millions of dollars in environmental studies, but clearing it seemed to be the final hurdle. Then the Environmental...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-26/continued-pressure-isaks
Roger Federer posts first-round win as childhood idol Michael Jordan looks on

...Top-seeded Serena Williams rolled over teenage foe Taylor Townsend 6-3, 6-1 in her opener.Two years ago, the then-16-year-old Townsend was the No. 1 ranked junior in the world. STEPPING IT UP: Back on the Grand Slam stage, Eugenie Bouchard...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-26/roger-federer-posts-
Man pleads guilty to assaults, gets life plus 20 years

...County Superior Court.The victim in the first case, Tiqwana Tate, testified Monday that she was awakened the morning of Feb. 16, 2013, by a masked man in her bed armed with a knife.Tate struggled with her attacker, who choked her nearly unconscious...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-26/man-pleads-guilty-assa
Schools advocate and community activist Monique Braswell withdraws from school board race

...advocate for children in this community," Braswell said, standing beside her four children Tahjai, 14, Rayshaun, 17, Kareem, 16, and Tahj, 14. "I'm never going to turn my back on the issues of this school system nor the needs of families and children...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-08-26/schools-advocate-and-comm
Site work for luxury apartments to begin next month

...you're not introducing 300 units all at one time."The entire development should take 18 to 20 months to complete and have 16 apartment buildings of varying sizes.Last September, planning commissioners gave approval for Blanchard and Calhoun to add...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-08-26/site-work-l
US cruises in final tuneup game before the FIBA World Cup of Basketball

...points on 3-of-11 shooting as one of the many Slovenians saddled with foul problems. His brother, Zoran, led Slovenia with 16 points.Slovenia will remain here to play in Group D, along with Lithuania, Angola, Australia, Mexico and Korea. The teams...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-08-26/us-cruises-final-tuneup-game-
Agreement nears on moving buses

...Jim Plunkett, the city's outside counsel on most development deals. Construction of the new depot is expected to take 12-16 months, Plunkett said.Medical College of Georgia Foundation, which owns most of the property surrounding the city's bus...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-08-26/agreement-nears-moving-buses