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Financial market turmoil creates a tempting opportunity for mortgage refinancers

...takes time for the savings to offset the costs of refinancing."There's no free lunch in this," noted Gary Kalman, the executive vice president at the Center for Responsible Lending.Lenders typically charge fees for paperwork on the loan and to pay...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-19/financial-market-turmoil-c
National draws: CSRA includes six centers of gravity for America

...legions of people throughout the world who play this sport look to Appling, the home of the association, for support. The executive director of the Professional Disc Golf Association is Brian Graham. He and his staff not only set up tournaments but also...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-10-19/national-draws-c
Parking meters are only the start of revenue possibilities for downtown Augusta

In a surprise move, the Down town Development Au thority and Executive Di rector Margaret Woodard have renewed their push for parking meters on Broad Street.Just kidding about it being a surprise...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-10-18/parking-meters-
St. Louis museum happily goes to the dogs

...do it and have been doing it for many years, and to my knowledge it's never caused a problem," said Stephen George, executive director of the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog."The dogs are trained and socialized well. Little dogs, big dogs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/travel/2014-10-18/st-louis-museum-happily-goes
Biz Bits

...honor: Named the top mortgage loan producer for First Bank Mortgage for September.SCOTT CLARKAward/honor: Elected to the executive committee of Associated General Contractors of Georgia.Details: He is president and chief operating officer of R.W...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-18/biz-bits
Day planner

...Evans-to-Locks Road, Martinez; $25 members, $35 nonmembers; (706) 651-0018NOV. 4: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Executive Morning Mixer; 7:30 a.m.; Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St., Augusta; free members, $25 otheers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-18/day-planner
In Georgia Senate bid, Michelle Nunn talks economy to women

...supporting an equal pay bill to attacking Perdue over a gender discrimination lawsuit filed against a company he led as its chief executive."Can the women of Georgia trust David Perdue?" a narrator asks in a Nunn TV ad. "If David Perdue didn't do right...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/2014-10
Phone line for Georgia food stamp recipients busy

...phone system delays their benefits."A lot of our pantries have seen increases in people served," Travis McNeal, the executive director of Gold en Harvest Food Bank in Au gusta, said last week after attending a meeting with 130 agencies.Tok Son...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-10-18/phone-line-georgia-food-
Obama announces plan to tighten security for debit cards used for federal benefits

...and a program by payments processor Visa Inc. to inform consumers and merchants about the new technologies.Obama's executive order also calls for the government to take new measures to help victims of identity theft.The Federal Trade Commission...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-17/obama-announces-plan-tight
Storyland Theatre back for 27th season on new stage

...home. We loved being at the Imperial Theatre and had a lovely relationship with them," said Feldman, the organization's executive director.After nine years at the Imperial Theatre, Storyland is returning to the Georgia Regents University Maxwell Performing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-10-15/storyland-theatre-bac