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Electorate has spoken

...message and toned down the Marxism a bit, and worked with both congressional chambers to produce some positive results.Fast-forward to 2010 and 22 months of Barack Obama; Democrats lost 64 congressional seats, nine governor's mansions and 700-plus...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-11-17/electorate-has-spoken
Mobile payment systems haven't found acceptance everywhere

...went to required cash or plastic. Fortunately, I was able to use the "I just ran a marathon" excuse on friends. Fast forward to the end of the week, when I used the last ride on my transit card and had to walk 2.5 miles home from a Sesame...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2014-11-13/mobile-payme
Largemouth bass is a popular fish

...declared Perry's bass to be the world record for the species.The largemouth bass also is Georgia's state fish.Fast-forward 36 years and Alabama insurance salesman Ray Scott brought all the bass fishermen in the world together by forming the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2014-11-13/largemouth-bass-
Kurt Busch fighting to stay alive in Chase

...prove car owner Jack Roush may have been right in fast-tracking the 22-year-old Busch to NASCAR's elite series.Fast forward 14 years, 499 career starts, and one championship later, and Busch is back at Dover, still grinding, still...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-09-27/kurt-busch-fighting-stay-a
Mother-daughter team from McCormick County invents barrette sold in Augusta-area Walgreens stores

...frustrations but also a response from her pastor, who suggested she look at breaking into the market with her own prototype.Fast-forward three years, and the Double-Face Double-Snap Barrette by GaBBY is sold in 39 Walgreens in Georgia and South Carolina...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-09-17/mother-daug
Cheech & Chong's humor still smokin' with audiences

...highest-grossing motion pictures that year.Perhaps they've had the last laugh ? or maybe the ongoing laughs. Fast forward to 2014 ? marijuana is legal recreationally in two states and for medical uses in countless others.The humor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-09-10/cheech-chongs-humor-s
Swimmer Missy Franklin hasn't lost any passion for her sport

...at nationals."Chances are you'll probably see me doing that again," the self-described "huge dork" said.Fast-forward and Franklin said she's "still the exact same person who's sitting up here right now, still just that exuberant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-05/swimmer-missy-frankl
Ray Guy: That legendary leg

...the back point of the ball hit the screen. That tells me if I was a yard back, that thing would've went over."Fast forward five years. A day before Super Bowl XV at the Superdome, Oakland took the field for a light workout. Guy was speaking to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-31/ray-guy-legendary-leg
Where Travel: Going beyond London

...like the pyramids in Egypt, the question is, how was this masterpiece of engineering built using just basic tools? Fast-forward to the 21st century and the state-of-the-art visitors center, with permanent and temporary exhibitions and audio...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2014-07-26/where-travel-going-beyon
Staffing numbers don't bear out charges of bloat in city government

...general fund and law enforcement budget for the year was $90.9 million - or $129 million in today's dollars.Fast-forward to April of this year, the latest data available, and Augusta has a full-time staff of 2,426, with 692 in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-15/staffing-numbers-dont-be