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Echols announces exit from District 7 special election

...of the running to complete resigned District 7 commissioner Donnie Smith's term.Echols, who lost the 2012 District 7 commission election to Smith, said...in September at the request of Super District 10 Commissioner Grady Smith to represent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-12-17/echols-announc
Across the region

...that he hindered the possible deportation of workers at a friend's restaurant who were in the country illegally. U.S. District Judge Terry Wooten said he couldn't accept a deal for the felony that didn't send Metts to prison because federal sentencing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-17/across-region
Hannah, Cain, others sworn in to RCBOE positions

...47-year-old resident of District 2, Hannah replaces board...re-elected in November to the District 9 seat, beating out James...are elected from individual districts of equivalent population sizes...to represent "at large" districts made up of four individual...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-12-16/hannah-cain-others-sworn-rcboe-
Some Richmond County schools make gains on College and Career Readiness Performance Index, but school system still struggles

...grade" for Georgia schools and their districts, with bonus points available for exceptional...5 in 2013 and 80.5 in 2014 ? the district's biggest increase. Blythe Elementary...improvement.Davidson Fine Arts Schoolled the district with a score of 102.1 at the middle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-12-16/some-richmond-county-scho
McDuffie County school system closes after influenza outbreak

...Georgia is now at widespread status for flu, meaning the disease has been detected in more than half of the public health districts, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. The intensity of influenza-like illness activity, reported on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-12-17/mcduffie-county-school-sy
Keep looking for solutions

...the bulk of them say metered parking in the central business district will drive away customers ? as they did recently at a public...downtown parking meters are premature, given the central business district's early-stage resurgence as a retail and entertainment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-12-16/keep-looking-solution
Columbia County commission passes vote to stormwater utilty fees by 2017

...with Chairman Ron Cross and newly seated District 3 Com mis sioner Mack Taylor voting against...year to address infrastructure repairs.District 2 Commissioner Trey Allen said he estimated...resulted from stormwater troubles."In my district in Martinez, this has been a constant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-17/columbia-county-commissi
Prison terms imposed for armed robbery conspiracy

The final defendant in an armed robbery conspiracy was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court.Saintwain R. Roberts, 25, was sentenced to six years and five months in prison for his role in the Oct. 10, 2013...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-16/prison-terms-imposed-a
49ers release Ray McDonald amid sexual assault investigation

...involved in the decision.In November, the Santa Clara County district attorney's office announced it declined to file charges against...been dismissed.Judge William Alsup, of the U.S. Northern District in California, cited a section of the Labor Management Relations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-17/49ers-release-ray-mcdonald-am
Apple wins class-action iPod lawsuit

...in a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit over the price of its iPod music players.The eight-member jury in U.S. District Court rejected a claim by attorneys for consumers and iPod resellers, who argued that Apple's use of restrictive software...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-16/apple-wins-class-action-ip