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Truck deals help boost US auto sales in September

...to take advantage of Ford, which has temporarily closed a truck factory to retool for its new aluminum-clad F-150. Ford cut back on discounts in order to keep more trucks in stock during the shutdown. As a result, GM said its light-duty Silverado...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-01/truck-deals-help-boost-us-
Jeff Gordon isn't focusing on career milestones at this point

...following an accident and was struck by Stewart's car. He missed three races following the accident and failed to make the cut for the Chase for the Championship.Bass Pro Shops and Mobil 1 stood behind their driver a year ago. While there's been no...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-10-01/jeff-gordon-isnt-focusing-
Previous wins mean little in NASCAR's new Chase format

...Homestead-Miami Speedway with Sprint Cup Series title going to the highest-finishing driver in that race.Every time four drivers are cut from contention, the standings will be reset with everyone starting over.While a victory in a three-race segment automatically...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-10-01/previous-wins-mean-little-
Angels' Mike Trout to get first taste of playoffs

...But) you're going to have to negotiate that whole lineup, and if you think about one hitter, your work is going to be cut out for you."The Royals' long-awaited playoff return has already been memorable. Kansas City is still buzzing after the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-01/angels-mike-trout-get-fi
Shutdown in 2012 helped Nationals' Stephen Strasburg

...innings, zero runs <0x2014> Strasburg appeared dour as he spoke with the media in flat tones before a team spokesman cut off the session.Was there a moment where you gained confidence? "Um, it's tough to say. I think, just as the season...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-30/shutdown-2012-helped-nat
Banged-up Falcons have new faces playing important roles

...protecting him Sunday."It's a great chance for them to showcase what they can do and how good they can be," Ryan said. "Cut it loose, enjoy it, and play with a lot of confidence."The loss of Moore of nearly as troublesome on the defensive side...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-10-01/banged-falcons-have-new-faces
Atlanta Hawks take it easy with Al Horford

...The Atlanta Hawks center can't wait to mix it up again.Not yet. The Hawks are playing it safe with Horford, trying to cut down on the risk of another injury like the ones that kept him out for the better part of two seasons. He will gradually ease...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-09-30/atlanta-hawks-take-it-easy-al
Rants & Raves

...explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you."WESTVIEW CEMETERY would look much neater if they would have someone cut the lower small branches off the crape myrtle trees coming into the main entrance gate all the way down on both sides of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-29/rants-raves
For Braves, a shaky future after dismal finish

...there were Dan Uggla and B.J. Upton, two of the highest-paid players on the team.Uggla was hitting .162 when he was cut in mid-July, forcing the Braves to eat the remainder of his $13 million salary this season, not to mention another $13...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-29/braves-shaky-future-afte
'Hap' Harris named interim Augusta commissioner

...executive session" Monday.Harris said Smith likely favored him for the post because their views "parallel" and they're "cut out of the same boat of cloth." Harris said his conservative leanings stem from a career making business decisions. A co-creator...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-29/hap-harris-named-interim