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Education, cooperation boost Georgia economy, officials say

Georgia Power Chief Executive Paul Bowers stressed how important education and engagement from local business leaders are for the success of state...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-06-30/education-b
US stock indexes regain some ground as investors follow Greek debt saga

...ensure that any ripple effects will be felt, said Mike Ryan, chief investment strategist at UBS Wealth Management Americas...this would be a major story right now," said JJ Kinanhan, chief strategist at TD Ameritrade.MBIA dropped 36 cents, or 5...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-30/us-stock-indexes-regain-so
Georgia gets new outdoor water use rules

...outcome of the rulemaking, and we think this is a good rule that will produce good results for our state," said Jac Capp, chief of the water protection branch.The state will monitor climate conditions monthly using nationally accepted standards. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-30/georgia-gets-new-outdoor
No deal on Greek proposal as its bailout is about to expire; country set to default on IMF loans

...unsustainable.A Greek government official said Tsipras had spoken earlier in the day with Juncker, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi and European Parliament president Martin Schulz.Meanwhile, missing the IMF payment means Greece is cut off from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-30/no-deal-greek-proposal-its
Aiken picks Dorchester educator as superintendent

...graduation rates have increased by more than 10 points, according to information provided by the district. In a prior role as chief instructional services officer in Beaufort County, seven schools under his direction achieved "excellent" ratings."He...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-06-30/aiken-picks-dorchester-ed
Burke County inmate caught after escape

...was taken from the Burke County jail to the Burke County Medical Cen ter for evaluation, according to Waynesboro Po lice Chief Augustus Palmer III.At 5:49 p.m., the Waynes boro Police Depart ment received a call from the hospital saying Williams...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-28/burke-county-inmate-ca
Firefighters called frequently to Richmond Summit apartments

...When the Augusta Fire Department answers a call to a multistory structure, four engines, two trucks and one battalion chief are dispatched to the scene. Each engine has a lieutenant, sergeant and firefighter. Each truck has a captain, sergeant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-29/firefighters-called-frequentl
Hot weather, high water at Thurmond Lake attracting big crowds

...campgrounds, day-use areas and the visitor center at Thurmond Dam were up 25 percent compared with 2014, said recreation chief manager Chrissy Alford. April fees were up 12 percent.Busy days are expected through the July Fourth holiday and beyond...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-28/hot-weather-high-water-thurm
Kirby: Another Augustan visited White House in 1980

...president was unexpectedly busy. Clyde said spokesman Jody Powell took the book and made sure the president, first lady, Chief of Staff Hamilton Jordan and Powell himself all autographed it.CHURCH TALK: Speaking of good times, I was warmly received...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-29/kirby-another-augustan-visite
Greek debt crisis sends US markets to worst day of year

...what the fallout is going to be," said David Lafferty, the chief market strategist at Natixis Global Asset Management. "But...significantly increased their capital," says Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics. "A Greek default and exit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-29/greek-debt-crisis-sends-us