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Italy's Simone Ruffiniwins wins swimming marathon at world championships in Russia

...competition with eight of the nine gold medals available. The other gold went to the U.S. duo of Christina Jones and Bill May in the mixed duet technical routine.Russia was awarded 98.3 points. China took silver with 96.2, and Japan got...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-08-01/italys-simone-ruffin
SLED probe for all cop killings

...The proposal would give them the right to sue an officer who improperly seized their cellphone or recoding device.The bill may be changed in committee. Senators are going to discuss whether the attorney general, instead of a local prosecutor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-30/sled-probe-all-cop-killings
Proposal would boost hourly wages in South Carolina

...general election whether South Carolina should have a minimum wage that is $1 higher than the federal minimum."These bills may help send their kids to school, instead of going to credit card companies to pay their credit card fees," Pinckney...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-12/proposal-would-boost-hourl
Ga. food stamp/ drug test fight looms

...illegal drug use.A recent email from a federal official, however, shows that at least the food stamp portion of the bill may run into problems.The email from Robert Caskey of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (the food stamp program...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-26/ga-food-stamp-drug-test-
Race Team Alliance could end disconnect between NASCAR, teams

...So who can actually blame these owners for not resenting the NASCAR model just a little bit? After all, the Buffalo Bills may sell for at least $1.1 billion ? a far sweeter golden parachute than listing used car parts on EBay.It's unclear if...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-07-21/race-team-alliance-could-e
Hancock fire prompts changes

...county business is at a standstill after Monday's early morning fire.One commissioner says people who have to pay bills may get a grace period. The county clerk says employees still will be paid. State authorities have said the fire caused...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-13/hancock-fire-prompts-changes
Hancock County officials to lease office space from local college after courthouse fire

...Hudson said phone and data lines will need to be added before the offices are up and running.People who have to pay bills may get a grace period during the transition, and employees will still be paid.State authorities said Monday's fire caused...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-13/hancock-county-officia
Analysis: Real Georgia legislative power in committees

...Columbus. Those two committees were assigned one bill each in the last two years.Having committees that consider few bills may not serve much of a legislative function, but it serves a political one. Every legislator has to be assigned to a certain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-01-20/analysis-real-georgia-le
Phony debt collectors may be lurking

Consumers who owe money or are behind on their bills may be legitimately contacted by debt collectors to pay off debts. The Better Business Bureau warns consumers, however, that phony...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/your-business/2013-01-31/phony-debt-c
Move restricts Atlanta water grab

...during low-demand periods.Billy Hall, an engineer with the Atlanta consulting firm NewFields, said conventional water bills may group customers in tiers where rates increase for higher usage, but they come so infrequently that consumers don't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-03-01/move-restricts-atlanta-w