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ConAgra to sell store-brand food business

...represent a suboptimal use of our resources," CEO Sean Connolly said in a statement.The company has been under scrutiny by activist investor Jana Partners, which disclosed a 7.2 percent stake in ConAgra earlier this month. It said the company's results...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-30/conagra-sell-store-brand-f
Woman climbs flagpole, removes Confederate flag in front of SC statehouse

...equality."Tamika Lewis, another member of the small group of activists, said taking down the flag "was done because we were tired...stands with our youth and behind the multigenerational band of activists fighting the substance and symbols of bigotry, hatred and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-27/woman-climbs-flagpole-removes-confe
White Aiken NAACP president says organization isn't about skin color

Philip Howell is a civil rights activist, an advocate for social justice and the third-term president...A documentary on Medgar Evers, the Mississippi civil rights activist assassinated in 1963, moved him so much that he joined the Aiken...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-19/white-aiken-naacp-president-s
Georgia's Safe Carry Protection Act allows gun owners to carry in more places, but could create tension

...Richmond County Marshal Steve Smith said.The issue came to light this month when Winder, Ga., resident and political activist Jim Cooley strolled into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport with a loaded AR-15 rifle strapped to his chest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-22/georgias-safe-carry-pr
If you think shaving's the pits, this trend might be for you

...one of the top fashion events of the year.On Sina Weibo, a popular micro blogging site in China, the women's rights activist known as Xiao Meili held an "Armpit Hair Competition" to protest societal pressure on women to shave under there. Her effort...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/fashion/2015-06-18/if-you-think-shavings-pits-
South Carolina legislator: Take down Confederate flag, 'a symbol of pride in one's hatred'

...speakers."We must put that flag in its place as a part of history," said Sarah Leverette, a 95-year-old civil rights activist. Bringing it down, she added, means the Charleston victims did not die in vain.Gov. Nikki Haley said Friday that she...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-21/south-carolina-legislator-take-down
Activist investor steps up pressure on DuPont

NEW YORK - A fight for control of DuPont Co. is intensifying after the hedge fund led by activist investor Nelson Peltz announced plans to nominate its own slate of four directors to the industry titan's board.Its shares...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-09/activist-investor-steps-pr
Activist to speak to commissioners about policing of handicapped parking

A community activist said he will challenge the Richmond County Sheriff's Office's lax...issues.Hollobaugh said he is rallying veterans, disability-rights activists and city officials to support his effort in hopes of avoiding a legal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-18/activist-speak-commissioners
Activists take stand against Arctic oil drilling

...the remote Arctic Ocean marks a pivotal moment for an environmental movement increasingly mobilized around climate change.Activists paddling out in kayaks to meet the rig off Seattle's picturesque waterfront said it's their moment to stand against opening...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-14/activists-take-stand-again
Activist investor Icahn puts $100 million into Lyft

...the parade of investors in startups, hitching a $100 million ride with the ride-hailing service Lyft.The billionaire activist investor is known for tangling with corporate boards, sometimes launching proxy fights and pushing companies to make big changes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-15/activist-investor-icahn-pu