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Mark Richt: Mr. Stability in the SEC

...the day after Christmas in 2000, he was a 40-year-old relative unknown who'd...appointment to replace Jim Donnan, Richt entered a Southeastern Conference filled with marquee...it certainly was.As December slides into a new year, and with it No. 13 Georgia's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-28/mr-stability-sec
A resolution for the nation

In the movie Liar Liar, Jim Carrey plays a lawyer who, because of his son's birthday wish, cannot tell a lie for one day.Carrey gets into lots of trouble...moments as well ? as, at one point, he tells a criminal client on the phone something the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-12-28/resolution-nation
New Year's is not always a quiet time for news

...landmark burned down on New Year's Eve 1916? A. Hampton Terrace Hotel in North AugustaB...increased to 47,786 with the acquisition of:A. NellievilleB. HarrisonvilleC. SummervilleD. All of the above 3. In 1918 a New Year's Eve snowfall prompted this calamity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-27/new-years-not-always-quiet-ti
Carjacking victim found safe in North Augusta

A carjacking victim who had been missing since early Friday was found safe at a North Augusta gas station Saturday, officials said. According to a statement from the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, Jessica Dreaden, 21, phoned the department...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-28/carjacking-victim-foun
South Aiken boys escape Evans in final seconds at Monterrey Holiday Classic

With a flurry of activity, South Aiken was able to overcome Evans in the final seconds, escaping with a 42-39 win Saturday night.Points were at a premium in the finale of the Monterrey Christmas Tournament at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2014-12-27/south-aiken-boys-esca
Free throw caps Laney's comeback win over Cross Creek

...the free-throw line needing just one to seal a double-digit comeback.Bowman sank the second...seconds but failed to get an open look, and a desperation jump shot fell short at the buzzer."It was a hyped game, and the fans were into it," Laney...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2014-12-27/free-throw-caps-laney
Top-ranked 'Cats don't blink in win over rival Cardinals

...freshman guard Tyler Ulis stepped up with a career-best 14-point performance made...impressive by the fact he achieved it despite a bandaged right eye that made blinking difficult...first away game," said Ulis, who shook off a bloody cut to score 12 key second-half...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-27/top-ranked-cats-dont-blin
Hike through Zion National Park offers twist on the holiday

It's a snowy Christmas Eve. The lights strung outside the window are a multicolored blur in the frosted windowpanes. A night for hot soup, for sure. A delicious hot and sour soup, prepared by a Vietnamese chef in a Thai restaurant that's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2014-12-27/hike-through-zion-nation
Staying warm in winter

A cyclist pedals along the Augusta Canal near Lake Olmstead.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-27/staying-warm-winter
Aquinas rallies for victory over Grovetown

...Classic at Evans, the Fighting Irish overcame a four-point deficit in the fourth quarter...quarter. They led 64-62 with just over a minute to play after the Warriors' Solomon Gause stole the ball and took it in for a layup.Jalen Holbrook hit a free throw to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/grovetown-warriors/2014-12-27/aquinas-rallies-victo