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New Grovetown chief says community involvement is "key" to handling city growth

...serving 18 months as Harlem's police chief.The increased emphasis on traffic and...Dating back to his days as Sardis police chief in Burke County, Jones said he has always...new director started a "Coffee with the Chief" program this week to provide residents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-18/new-grovetown-chief-sa
Georgia National Guard soldiers return from Afghanistan deployment in time for holidays

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Chief Warrant Officer 4 Duane Sandbothe returned from a deployment to Afghanistan on Thursday with plans to keep his holiday homecoming...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-18/georgia-national-guard-soldie
Dalton police officer faces child molestation charge

...Daniel Tolbert, 32, was arrested Thursday, Dalton Police Chief Jason Parker said. Parker said he learned of the allegations...unsupervised or alone while on duty as a Dalton officer," the chief said in a statement."I am very disappointed to hear about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-19/dalton-police-officer-
Faith Calendar

...guests include Mayor Hardie Davis, former Mayor Deke Copenhaver, Augusta Commission members, Sheriff Richard Roundtree, Fire Chief Chris James, school Superintendent Angela Pringle, City Adminis trator Janice Allen Jackson and Solicitor General Kelly McIntyre...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2014-12-19/faith-calendar
Bowl game sponsors come and go as prices increase

...The substantial price increase probably prompted sponsors to reassess the value of the bowl affiliations, says Kevin Adler, chief engagement officer for sports marketing specialist Engage Marketing in Chicago.Twelve of the 33 bowls returning from last...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-19/bowl-game-sponsors-come-a
Couple escapes morning fire uninjured

...quickly extinguished the blaze.Cox said he suspects the fuse box was the source of the fire. Columbia County Fire rescue Batt. Chief Brent Willis said the fire appears to be electrical.The back of the home was badly burned and the rest of the house was damaged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-19/couple-escapes-morning-fire-u
Dow Jones surges as tech, energy stocks make gains

...Oracle has been out of favor for some time, and it's probably about time it gets back in favor," said Jerry Braakman, chief investment officer of First American Trust.Stocks rose sharply Thursday even as oil resumed its slide. The price of oil fell...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-18/dow-jones-surges-tech-ener
Chiefs' Eric Berry diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease and will begin chemotherapy for what doctors called a "very treatable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-08/chiefs-eric-berry-diagnosed-h
Probation advisory council investigates company, won't recommend policy

...the meeting nor was there an attorney representing her or the company.Council Chairman Michael Terrell, Coweta County's chief probation officer, recommended that the council revoke the company's license to provide probation and prohibit Smith from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-17/probation-advisory-council-in
Fed promises 'patient' approach in determining when to raise interest rates

...economy is on the path toward healing," said Steven Ricchiuto, chief economist at Mizuho Securities. "They don't know how fast...rates are on the cusp of liftoff," noted Joseph LaVorgna, chief U.S. economist at Deutsche Bank.Stock investors applauded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-17/fed-promises-patient-appro