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Jimmy Carter's decision to boycott 1980 Moscow Olympics remains controversial

...boycott of the Moscow Olympics, Craig Beardsley is at peace.That doesn't mean the former world record-holding swimmer has backed off from his belief that staying home in 1980 was a huge mistake."We were just pawns," Beardsley said. "They could do...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-08-30/jimmy-carters-decision-b
Fed official says September rate hike 'less compelling'

...interest rates. His comments are often viewed as a guide to the thinking of Fed Chair Janet Yellen and other officials who have backed her efforts to keep interest rates at record lows for an extended period to boost U.S. economic growth.There had been a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-26/fed-official-says-septembe
The Latest: Over 332,000 migrants reach Europe this year

...Refugees. Another 110,000 have reached Italy.___5:20 p.m.A Libyan navy spokesman in Tripoli says his militia-backed government simply doesn't have the ships or equipment to handle the surge of migrants using the lawless Libyan coast as a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/world/2015-08-28/latest-over-332000-migrants-r
Washington County will be counting on underclassmen this season

...Golden Hawks aren't bereft of it by any means. Running back Darius Tucker returns off a 1,400-yard season, though he's backed up by three freshmen. Defensive backs Jacob Cabe and Jeremiah Swint have experience. Depth, however, is thinner than usual...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2015-08-26/washington-c
Tiger Woods | The Masters

...lead Posted: 04/08/07 AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Let the talk of Tiger Slam II begin. Tiger Woods, the world's No. 1 player, backed into the Masters Tournament lead one hole into his final round at Augusta National Golf Club. A win by Woods would be one...

http://www.augusta.com/masters/players/bios/Tiger_Woods.shtml
Freshman Roquan Smith ready to take field for Georgia now

ATHENS, Ga. - Roquan Smith's decision to play football for Georgia was met with much hullabaloo.Smith backed off a nationally televised commitment to UCLA on signing day when he put on Bruin gloves and pledged to Georgia nine days later...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-08-24/freshman-roquan-smith-rea
US new-home sales rebound in July

...annual rate of 507,000, recovering from a slide in purchases in June.Buyers have crowded into the housing market this year. Backed by solid job growth over the past two years and relatively low mortgage rates, sales of new homes jumped 21.2 percent through...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-25/us-new-home-sales-rebound-
New-look Curtis Baptist hoping to clear hurdle, claim title

...Baptist will have to do it without do-it-all star Christian Reid, who graduated after another big year in 2014. Watson, who backed up Reid and learned the position from him, is another quick athlete capable of commanding the field."He's a true dual-threat...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2015-08-23/new-look-cur
Rants & Raves

...the pay gap between his pay and that of his boss, he can always quit the job. A MOST HORRIBLE SEWER odor was coming from a backed-up sewer grate on 13th Street as we turned into Augusta Vascular. Exiting through a cut through to Walton Way, the odor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-21/rants-raves
Tax referendum failure will delay projects, officials say

...generates over $37 million per year."Another rejection could cost the city about $927,569 in interest payments on tax-backed bonds issued last year to complete renovations at the Augusta Municipal Building campus, before the failed tax referendum...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-08-22/tax-referendum-failure-w