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Life gets more taxing

...start the process for implementing a new energy excise tax on manufacturers and agricultural...those industries from local sales taxes on energy in 2012.That's another bad move, considering the energy sales tax was nixed by legislators because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-28/life-gets-more-taxing
Venus Williams makes it to the third round of the U.S. Open

...2011, Williams withdrew before she was supposed to play Sabine Lisicki in the second round, announcing a diagnosis with an energy-sapping illness. The American lost second-round matches to Angelique Kerber in 2012, and to Zheng Jie last year.Williams...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-27/venus-williams-makes
Director pulls new strings for 'Music Man' opener in Aiken

...pre-recorded tracks, but Kirschner felt strongly about the need for it.Performing with live music, Kirschner said, brings the energy and passion from the actors on stage to a new level, and it gives the audience a different type of theatrical experience...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-08-26/director-pulls-new-st
Mayor breaks tie to raise property taxes

...broke a 5-5 tie to begin the process for implementing a new excise tax on energy used in manufacturing. The city lost revenue through a new state sales tax exemption on energy, but legislation creating the exemption provided the excise tax as a way...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-25/mayor-breaks-tie-raise-prope
SCANA Energy offers military discount

SCANA Energy announced substantial savings for all members...their families.Starting Sept. 6, SCANA Energy will discount all general rate plans of...to industry standards, one therm is the energy equivalent of burning 100 cubic feet of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-18/scana-energy-offers-military
Why they fight

...communities share at least one trait with the CSRA: These towns have veterans who need help.The government spends a lot of time and energy developing members of our military into upstanding warriors defending our way of life. But too many of these people fall through...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-24/why-they-fight
Smokey Robinson, still writing, duets with friends

...decades and won't be stopping anytime soon. He gets a spark of energy from seeing parents in the audience holding infants."The...going to get that same feeling, that same vibe, that same energy, anywhere else."There's no after-party after each two-hour...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-08-23/smokey-robinson-still-writing-duets
Students audition for James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils

...great," he said. "They were like, 'I can tell you're a really good musician. You listen very well and you have a lot of energy, and I can hear that when you play.'"To hear that from James Brown's daughter is one of my highlights. It's a really...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-23/students-audition-james-brown
Dove season days added in Georgia, South Carolina for this year

...public on Saturdays during September (6, 13, 20 and 27).The site includes 10,600 acres owned by the U.S. Department of Energy and managed for them by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.The area is located in Aiken County, along the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2014-08-23/dove-season-da
Michelle Nunn uses government shutdown to appeal to Augusta voters

...become a major economic nexus in Georgia," Smith said of the region, referring to growth in Augusta medical, defense and energy sectors. "We have to have a senator that understands the needs of the middle class and those less fortunate, not the middle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-08-22/michelle-nunn-uses-government-s