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New firefighting equipment offers more protection

...protective properties."All this stuff has a cost associated with it, but it's money well spent," Jones said.For the first time, firefighters are now equipped with two sets of "turnout" gear, which includes gloves, hood, suspenders, jacket...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-31/firefighters-new-unifo
Jeff Gordon believes Tony Stewart can be a contender in Sprint Cup race at Atlanta

...the spotlight in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway.Stewart is competing for the first time since the sprint car he was driving struck and killed 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. in an Aug. 9 race at a dirt...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-08-30/jeff-gordon-believes-tony-
Burke County D continues impressive start

...Statesboro to less than 100 yards, the Bears gave up 99 yards to the Warriors on Friday night and are now 2-0 for the first time since 2011.Aquinas and Washington County, ranked first in Class A and AAA, respectively, have both looked strong...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-08-30/burke-county
Pros and cons of pressure washing

...John Nearon of Exterior Wood Restoration in Cicero, Ind.Collier likens the experience of using a power washer for the first time to switching from a hand lawnmower to a gas, self-propelled one."It's kind of a momentous thing," he said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-08-30/pros-and-cons-pressure-washing
Itsmyluckyday wins the Woodward over Moreno

...Stable and his wife, Laurie Plesa, Itsmyluckyday finished second behind Moreno in the Whitney. Fitted with blinkers for the first time, he outran Moreno to the wire and survived a claim of foul by jockey Junior Alvarado for interference in the stretch...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-30/itsmyluckyday-wins-w
North Augusta shuts out Midland Valley in second half in win

...second half to win 44-21 on Friday night.Midland Valley (0-1) was attempting to beat North Augusta (2-0) for the first time since 1998. The Yellow Jackets prevented any chance of an upset by beating the Mustangs 27-0 in the second half...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-08-29/north-august
As stocks rise, investors question if it's time to cash out

...gain since February. The milestone-crushing run capped a week when the S&P eclipsed the 2,000-point mark for the first time. And the index ended August with a gain of 3.7 percent.With each record, the temptation grows to take your...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-29/stocks-rise-investors-ques
Atlanta police officer arrested in woman's death

...Customs and Border Protection.Vernicia Woodard was shot Friday in the city of Hapeville after meeting Rana in person for the first time, Hapeville Police told WGCL-TV in Atlanta. Authorities told the TV station that Rana is charged with murder...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-28/atlanta-police-officer-arrest
Tony Stewart returning to competition at Atlanta after fatal crash

...that Stewart was grieving in private and had cut off communication with so many of them. He will talk to the media for the first time since the fatal crash today.NASCAR rules state a driver must attempt to either qualify or race the car in every...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-08-28/tony-stewart-returning-com
Maria Sharapova digs deep to win in the U.S. Open second round

...Stan Wawrinka against 91st-ranked Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil.Williams got to the third round at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2010."As the tournament goes on it will get tougher," Williams said.No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska, a finalist...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-27/maria-sharapova-digs