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US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate

...life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength...Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, said that given the...until mid-2015 to start raising rates."At the margin, this GDP report supports our...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-30/us-economy-grew-strong-4-p
Heisman winner, teammate were held at gunpoint

...Florida State teammate Chris Casher were held at gunpoint by campus police nearly two years...long-barreled pistol. He drew his gun, pointed it at the players and shouted several times for...Lobo basketball player Khadijah Shumpert at her apartment on Monday in a dispute over...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-07-30/heisman-winner-teammate-w
Chef to host cooking demo at Aiken Farmers Market

...Spring and a South Carolina Chef Ambassador, will perform a cooking demonstration at the Aiken County Farmers Market on Saturday.Velie will be at the market, located at the corner of Richland Avenue and Williamsburg Street, from 9 to 11 a.m...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-07-30/chef-host-cooking-demo-aiken
Compromise on tax increase expected at called meeting

...tax increase after defeating a $9 million increase at a called meeting Monday.Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson...2-mill increase Monday, said he hopes to join at least five other commissioners at a called meeting Wednesday, in support of a lesser...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-29/compromise-tax-increase-
Former Silver Bluff star breaks foot at Cowboys training camp

...Dallas Cowboys rookie defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, a former Silver Bluff star, will miss at least two months after breaking his right foot in practice at training camp.Coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday that Lawrence would return to Dallas for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-30/former-silver-bluff-star-bre
Palace Malice favorite for Whitney Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

...will break from the No. 5 spot in Saturday's Whitney Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.The Aiken-trained colt is the even-money...features a field of nine.Will Take Charge is the second choice at 4-1 and drew the inside rail for the Grade I race.John Velazquez...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-30/palace-malice-favorite-whitn
Documents show difference in pay for ex-chief at Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center

A former chief of staff at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical...days after he returned to his physician job at Charlie Norwood, Clancy's letter says...she said. Today, appointments start at 8 a.m. and end at 2:15 p.m. to allow...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-30/augusta-va-exec-got-more-per
Drone carrying contraband crashes at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, S.C.

...Department spokeswoman Stephanie Givens. At the site, Givens said that officers also...Capt. Robert Johnson was shot six times at his Sumter home in a hit police said was...smuggled into prison. Johnson, who worked at Lee, survived and has since retired.In...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-30/drone-carrying-contraband-cra
Night at the Movies

...comongoing22 JUMP STREET (R): Officers Schmidt and Jenko go undercover at a local college. ExchangeTHE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (PG-13...bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a family resort. MastersAMERICA (PG-13): Filmmakers ponder...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-07-30/night-movies
Tiger Woods, others facing key stretch

AKRON, Ohio - The landmark at Firestone Country Club is among the most...a big ATM machine.Woods has eight wins at Firestone, one more than Matt Kuchar has...that's not a fair comparison. Watson played at a time when total prize money at tournaments...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-07-29/tiger-woods-others-facing-ke