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Amazon, born in a Seattle garage, marks 20 years in business

...overcome, Amazon has been testing advanced drones abroad.AMAZON DASH: Amazon announced the Dash button around April Fool's Day. Some wondered if it was a joke. Think: Pushing a button by the washing machine when you need more detergent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-18/amazon-born-seattle-garage
Hold fast to the cross, not just at Easter

By some strange quirk of the calendar, April Fool's Day, a day of jokes, pranks and foolishness, falls right in the middle of Holy Week this year.Usually it's a harmless day for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2015-03-27/hold-fast-cross-not-just
Joseph Murphy III

...friends at 10:00 at the church before the service. Burial will immediately follow at Westover Memorial Park. On April Fool's Day 1931, Dr. Murphy was born in Celeste, Texas, leaving there when he was only six months old to live in Stearns...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172757705
U.S. debilitation is willful

I am not surprised that Obama spoke of reaching the 7 million mark on Obamacare registrations on April Fool's Day.We have been suffering with the joke for the past five years. Our unemployment goes down even though there is little evidence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-04-16/us-debilitation-willful
New York stores trim their windows as gifts to the city

...to 12 holidays, including Valentine's Day, Independence Day and Halloween. One of his favorite windows is the April Fool's Day display that depicts a lovely outdoor springtime scene - assembled upside down.Kitty-corner from Bergdorf is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-11-30/new-york-stores-trim-their-windows-
Rants & Raves

...Chronicle. Wonderful, wonderful article. WITH ALL THE LIES that are being told in the capital, they should make April Fool's Day a national holiday. WHEN THEY HAD the ice storm they warned people against price gouging. I guess the Masters doesn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-09/rants-raves
Why the U.S. Army Special Forces are so special

...unfortunate incident in North Carolina where two soldiers were accidentally shot by a policeman cannot go without comment. April Fool's Day could not have been a better day to publish Mr. Fitzgerald's letter deriding U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/04/05/let_336917.shtml
Letters
There's hope for ivorybills

...the eradication of the majestic ivory-billed woodpecker - might be reversible. The saga began, ironically, on April Fool's Day 1999, when Kulivan - a graduate student in wildlife studies - sat quietly against an oak tree listening for the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/10/out_337884.shtml
Outdoors
Mower power

...warrant a 23-date national circuit and a weekly highlights show on The Nashville Network. Since its formation on April Fool's Day 1992, the association has seen its membership ranks swell like a side bag during a late-July mow. Mr. Kaufman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/14/liv_273007.shtml
Life & style
Men shared same heart, wife, death

...quail- and dove-hunting trips, pointed the muzzle at the right side of his throat and pulled the trigger. It was April Fool's Day, almost exactly 13 years since another man's suicide gave Mr. Graham a second chance at life. That man was Terry...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/09/01/met_471597.shtml
Metro