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FedEx misses Street 2Q forecasts, but profit jumps 23 pct

...resources, which raises expenses.CEO and Chairman Fred Smith said he expects that the port issues will lead to more retail items being out of stock and could cause more gift card purchases instead of merchandise."The slowdown in the West Coast ports has been...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/finance/2014-12-17/fedex-misses-stree
Movie theater still coming to Village at Riverwatch

...site on the 92-acre development to accommodate the mall. The Atlanta-based developer nixed those plans in August after being unable to secure key retailers.Still, Chambliss said the failed deal did not deter his company's decision to move forward...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-12-17/movie-theat
Metro | The Augusta Chronicle

...widespread in Georgia, which means it has appeared in more than half the counties in the state. On the scale of one to 10, with 10 being the highest level of intensity for flu-like illness, Georgia was at 10 last week. Jews in Augusta will begin celebrating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/metro
Overtime

High School FootballLosses costly to Irish and HawksLate playoff defeats kept Aquinas and Washington County from being wire-to-wire No. 1 teams.Ranked at the top for the entire season, the Irish fell to third in Class A and and the Golden...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-12-16/overtime
Flu is here but might not look like flu

...Kunkes, influenza surveillance coordinator for the Georgia Department of Public Health. On the scale of one to 10, with 10 being the highest level of intensity for flu-like illness, Georgia was at 10 last week, she said."We're seeing a lot of flu...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-16/flu-here-might-not-look-flu
Aquinas, Washington County drop from No. 1 in final football rankings

Late playoff defeats kept Aquinas and Washington County from being wire-to-wire No. 1 teams.Ranked at the top spot for the entire season, the Irish fell to third in Class A and and the Golden...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-12-16/aquinas-wash
City approves $2.8 million for Hyde Park relocations

...Louise Douse, 73, were cautiously optimistic after years of being told their neighborhood was unsafe and not to make improvements...of the area's aging members, many of whom have died since being told they would be moved.Resident Jeffery Alan called lengthy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-16/city-approves-28-million
Sanford got payout from lender after taking office

...their ethics statements. Their timing and total value are only being revealed as a result of an Associated Press investigation into...2012 after regulators said it failed to tell customers it was being paid by the lenders it recommended as having the best mortgage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-16/sanford-got-payout-lender-
Darius Rucker records song written by father of Augusta childhood cancer patient

...highs and lows ? inspired a song recently recorded by country music singer Darius Rucker. The song ? Possibilities ? is being released online today as a holiday promotion for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.The online video features Rucker singing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-16/darius-rucker-records-song-w
Laney makes statement on, off court against Glenn Hills

...the front in white lettering. Garner died July 17 after a police officer in New York placed him in a chokehold while he was being arrested. The Laney coaches kept the shirts on all game."Any one of those guys could have been Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2014-12-16/laney-makes-statement