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MCG students buy toys for children's hospital patients

...to buy toys.Dr. Kimberly Vess Halbur, associate dean of students and academic affairs, said this is one of the first years that a class has adopted a charity that they wanted to stick with for four years."This is an important time for the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-12-18/mcg-students-buy-toys-chi
Curtis Baptist School to celebrate 50th anniversary

...he sometimes slept in the nursery, said current headmaster Glenn Smith.Longtime board member Don Cheeks said those first years were a struggle, but the school was able to gather a dedicated teaching staff willing to earn a little less than what...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2014-07-25/curtis-baptist-school-ce
New firefighting equipment offers more protection

...all at once.Firefighters are first provided turnout gear, then given a $400 annual allowance for clothing. In the first years, the officers stack up their everyday work uniform of shirts and pants they wear when they aren't in burning buildings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-31/firefighters-new-unifo
Set young trees up for success with proper pruning

So you planted trees this spring. Those trees' first years in the ground - and especially this very first year - are important to their future strength and beauty. Pruning is one way to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/06/19/gar_527988.shtml
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Delegation votes to end Georgia Medical Center Authority

...help young companies take discoveries at Georgia Regents University and expand to provide good-paying jobs."In the first years of operation, they did an excellent job, and we appreciate what they did," said Rep. Penny Houston, the vice chairwoman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-03-07/delegation-votes-end-geo
Eryn Eubanks and the Family Fold Music Fes­tival benefits Lynndale Inc.

...chance to do at home," she said.Eubanks said the amount the festival has been able to raise has lessened since the first years, as the economy has worsened. Nipper said the first year brought in about $10,000.In the beginning, Eubanks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-11-09/eryn-eubanks-and-family-fold-
Spurs' scouting pays big dividends

...helped other foreign players like Tiago Splitter and Nando De Colo make the transition to the United States."The first years I started to feel like a guide to the new guys, it felt great, because I needed that at the beginning," Ginobili...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2013-06-17/spurs-scouting-pays-big-divid
Talented group of SEC quarterbacks near the end of collegiate careers

...around the league develop since the beginning of their careers."You look at all of us, you kind of look at all of our first years starting, it was kind of rough," he said. "We had to go against some of the best defenses in the country...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-11-20/talented-group-sec-quarte
NSA arose from ashes of 9/11

The start of the National Security Agency's rise in power can be traced to the first years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, when new laws, secret presidential orders and lots of cash emboldened it to sweep...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/twt/news/2013-07-23/nsa-arose-ashes-911
Augusta Commission: Revitalization not attracting private investment

...project hasn't attracted anything close to its promise of a 10-to-1 ratio of private and public dollars in its few first years.Conceived as a compromise to win support for completion of the Augusta Convention Center, redevelopment of the historically...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-09-21/augusta-commission-revit