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Brazil's economy slips into a recession

...showing gross domestic product contracting for a second consecutive quarter.The government's...Revised figures for the first quarter showed a drop of 0.2 percent. The government initially...567 billion).Brazil last experienced a recession between October 2008 and February...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-29/brazils-economy-slips-rece
Banks see a rebound in usage of branches

...The American Bankers Association hires a marketing firm to survey people on their...some decline, the good ole bank branch had a rebound ? 21 percent, up from 18 percent...2009. The bankers association thinks that a renaissance is on because banks have been...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-08-29/banks-see-r
A Joyful Noise: Family-friendly comedian Tim Hawkins will perform Sept. 19 in Evans

...Church, 555 Gibbs Road, EvansDETAILS: Hawkins gave up a job as a grocery truck driver in 2002 to become one of the funniest family-friendly comics around. A self-taught guitarist, he takes on every song from Lynyrd...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-08-29/joyful-noise-family-f
Georgia death penalty provision sees new challenge

ATLANTA - A Georgia death row inmate on Friday filed a new challenge to the state's requirement for defendants to prove intellectual disability beyond a reasonable doubt to be spared execution on those grounds.The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-29/georgia-death-penalty-
South Carolina woman pleads guilty in kidnapping plot

A South Carolina woman who authorities say is a gang member known as "Lady Jamaica" has admitted lying to federal agents during their investigation of the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father.Chason Renee Chase, 24...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-29/south-carolina-woman-p
Man struck while riding bicycle

A man riding a bicycle was struck Friday evening in Richmond County.Approximately 9:30...illegally crossing Milledgeville Road, near Olive Road, when he was grazed by a slow-moving vehicle, Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputies said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-29/man-struck-while-riding-bicy
Across Georgia

...mower CHATSWORTH, GA. - Author ities in north Georgia say four people are dead after a pickup lost control and went off the road, killing a man who was riding a lawnmower nearby.Murray County Sheriff's Department Maj. Greg Fowler told the Times...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-29/across-georgia
Colleagues receive front page as going-away present

...Russell.But the front page of the newspaper. A place for breaking news, local developments...inside each day.It is also the template of a newspaper's traditional going-away present...their colleagues conspire to make them a page ? a front page.Think of it as part...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-29/colleagues-receive-front-page
Rants & Raves

...from readers: MS. AHMADIPOUR (who wrote a letter to the editor featured in the Augusta...hundreds of years before Islam was invented. A RANT FOR THE Veggie Truck. Your purpose...Kroc Center is very much disrespectful to a great man who did so much for the people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-29/rants-raves
Burke County man charged with cruelty to children

A Burke County man has been jailed after a 1-month-old's skull was fractured.Burke County sheriff's Sgt. Dedric Smith said Mark Anthony Winter II struck the baby during a confrontation with the baby's mother at a home in Burke County...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-29/burke-county-man-charg