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Pete Rose allowed to take part in All-Star Game activities

...Rob Manfred says Pete Rose will be allowed to participate in activities surrounding this summer's All-Star Game in his hometown of Cincinnati.Rose, baseball's career hits leader and a former Reds star player and manager, agreed to a lifetime ban...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-04-23/pete-rose-allowed-take-p
Columbia County couple builds lasting relationships through exchange program

...the program goes back to high school," said Peter Slavovsky, whose father was born in Bulgaria and met his mother in her hometown of Vienna, Austria.The Slavovskies first opened their home to a Russian exchange student about 18 years ago, when issues...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-22/columbia-county-couple-builds
Kyle Busch glad to see action taken

...READY TO GO: Denny Hamlin will be back behind the wheel of his car this weekend at Richmond International Race way, the hometown track of the Virginia driver.It's always a big week for Hamlin, who plays host to a late-model charity race, the Denny...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-04-22/kyle-busch-glad-see-action
'Mockingbird' production at risk in Harper Lee's hometown

...Atticus Finch, daughter Scout and other characters from To Kill a Mockingbird come to life on the courthouse lawn in the Alabama hometown of author Harper Lee.Townspeople, all volunteers largely without theater experience, join together annually to perform...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-04-13/mockingbird-production-risk-harper-
1 wounded, 1 arrested in shooting at Kia plant in Georgia

...said was shot once in the leg and was hospitalized at Columbus Medical Center, was identified as Gary Swanson. His age and hometown were not immediately made available. The suspect who was taken into custody, authorities said, is Gabriel Raines, 38...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-21/1-wounded-1-arrested-shooting-kia-p
Music will fill the air at upcoming festivals

...Idol winner Scotty McCreery with opening supporting acts Parmalee, Mo Pitney, Michael Ray, Pat Cooper and Carey Murdock (hometown hero back with his hot band for the fourth consecutive year).General admission tickets are $23 in advance or $35 at the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-04-21/music-will-fill-air-u
Ramblin' Rhodes: 'Weird kid' McCreery turns out to be an 'American Idol' star

...father who were members of a club in Maine. His grandfather later moved to Pinehurst, N.C., not far from McCreery's hometown of Garner, N.C., and McCreery began playing often at the famous Pinehurst Golf Resort.Other than golf, McCreery's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-04-21/ramblin-rhodes-weird-
Museum event will celebrate James Brown's birthday

...brought her to the attention of CoCo Rubio, who soon booked her at the Soul Bar, thus introducing Jones's music to her hometown.Jones reflects, "James Brown has influenced my life in so many ways. When I was a little girl, my brother Henry was doing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-04-21/museum-event-will-cel
First-time Masters caddie returns to hometown

...didn't need directions to Augusta.Boyd returned to his hometown to carry the bag for Ben Martin, a friend and former golf...different experience than other tournaments because it is in his hometown. He saw familiar faces in the galleries, slept at his family's...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/news/first-time-masters-caddie-returns-hometown
Starting Over Again at Age Eighteen

...career.I would use summers as effectively as possible. My first summer in college was completely wasted as I went back to my hometown and didn't do anything useful. I did use subsequent summers somewhat better, but I still didn't do as much as I could...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/simpledollar/2015-04-21/starting-