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California becomes first state to ban single-use plastic bags at grocery, convenience stores

...statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven...will be phased out of checkout counters at large grocery stores and supermarkets such...vegetables or meats, or to shopping bags used at other retailers. It allows grocers to charge...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-30/california-becomes-first-s
Westobou Festival opens Wednesday

...U-Haul trucks full of artwork rolled up at the Old Academy of Richmond County on Saturday...with a talk by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich at Georgia Regents University's Maxwell Performing Arts Theater at 7 p.m.As in previous years, this year's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/westobou/2014-09-30/westobou-festival-ope
Atlanta Falcons lose pair of linemen for the season

...will force safety William Moore to miss at least eight weeks.Hawley (knee) and...starters were hurt in Sunday's 41-28 loss at Minnesota. The moves left Atlanta with serious holes to fill before this week's game at the New York Giants.Falcons guard Justin...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-09-30/atlanta-falcons-lose-pair-linemen
Atlanta Hawks take it easy with Al Horford

...training camp Tuesday, tugging anxiously at his No. 15 jersey while his teammates went...being ready to go in the Oct. 29 opener at Toronto."The coaches and trainers just...Horford said after the opening session at the University of Georgia, where the Hawks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-09-30/atlanta-hawks-take-it-easy-al
Shutdown in 2012 helped Stephen Strasburg

...time on the days Stephen Strasburg starts at home for the Washington Nationals, he emerges...towel over a shoulder. When they arrive at the outfield's far corner, the 6-foot-4...Eventually, Strasburg heads to the mound at the center of the diamond for his final...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-09-30/shutdown-2012-helped-stephen-stra
Georgia receivers Malcolm Mitchell, Justin Scott-Wesley expected to make season debuts Saturday

...Coast Confer ence) rallied for an upset win at Virginia Tech, and coach Paul Johnson still...Hurricanes. Three turnovers last season at Miami and in 2011 were too much to overcome...concerned about building on his successful start at Clemson rather than celebrating what he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2014-09-30/georgia-receivers-malcolm
Another whistleblower in Augusta files VA complaint

...Frantz, a former associate chief nurse at the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center...more than 125 it continues to investigate at the VA for employees blowing the whistle...deaths in six months.Although executives at the VA said all problems associated with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-30/another-whistleblower-august
Braves hitting coach Greg Walker quits

...Rangers third baseman, was the manager at Triple-A Round Rock this season.Tim...The Los Angeles Dodgers said Shuba died at his home in Youngstown, Ohio. No cause...baseball's color barrier when he started at first base for Brooklyn on April 15, 1947...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-30/braves-hitting-coach-gre
Employer summit addresses workplace challenges

...and human resources workers in attendance at Augusta Technical College, said the event...For Charmain Matthews, an HR specialist at SRP Federal Credit Union, the seminar brought...she is required to know in her new role at the financial institution. Matthews said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-09-30/employer-su
Vikings' secondary to face tough test against Aaron Rodgers

...This would be a good week for that. The Vikings play at Green Bay on Thursday, and Rodgers is more than just...Rodgers runs out of the pocket, he's one of the best at that, too."Don't look at Medusa, because he's going to turn you to stone...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-09-30/vikings-secondary-face-tough-test