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Legal protection

...pro-law enforcement as they come, but police shouldn't storm houses in the dead of night unless it's absolutely necessary. Kicking...so, too. He's a former sheriff's deputy whose separate House Bill 56 would prohibit such raids between 10 p.m. and 6 a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-01-27/legal-protection
US new home sales jump 11.6 percent in December

...a senior economist at BMO Capital Markets.Last year disappointed in part because builders largely focused on higher-end houses, which limited the number of would-be buyers and kept the pace of construction below historic levels. Roughly 700,000...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-27/us-new-home-sales-jump-116
Group blasts hospital over in-house McDonald's

The children's hospital was declared among "the six worst public hospital food environments" by the Physicians Committee for Re­spon­sible Medicine.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-26/group-blasts-hospital-over-h
South Carolina Supreme Court refuses Republicans' request to reconsider its order on school funding lawsuit

...defending its case, according to data the House and Senate provided to The Associated Press...to the state," he said.Last week, House Speaker Jay Lucas announced a 17-member...created to study the issue. It includes House members, business leaders, school district...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-26/south-carolina-supreme
Local officials warned to prepare for road funding plan

...groups, are searching for additional funding for roads, highways and bridges.The governor, lieutenant governor and the House speaker braced the local representatives for bad news."Now, we're going to have disagreements," said Speaker David Ralston...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-26/local-officials-warned-p
Augusta Youth Development Campus | The Augusta Chronicle

...training school. Today the Augusta Youth Development Campus houses a program for the treatment of offenders with special needs...innovative specialized treatment program, the facility also houses a general population and Short Term Program. The facility...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/crime/augusta-youth-development-campus
Rants & Raves

...Christian nation. IN FIRST TWO weeks controlling Congress, Republicans on Capitol Hill, from Georgia Rep. Tom Price the new House Budget Committee chairman, have launched an attack on Social Security. They are trying to divide us by pitting disabled workers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-26/rants-raves
Legislation pushes for VA leader accountability

...cared."After years of treatment delays and records manipulation that affected thousands of veterans, the chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs introduced legislation last week to give VA Secretary Robert McDonald more authority to hold executives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-26/legislation-gives-va-sec
Richmond County Board of Education | The Augusta Chronicle

...Johnson, which won the blue ribbon award in 2003, currently has grades 9-12. C.T. Walker Traditional Magnet School houses kindergarten through eighth grade and was named a Georgia School of Excellence in 2003. John S. Davidson Fine Arts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/education/richmond-county-board-education
Augusta Canal | The Augusta Chronicle

...potential for its community. The mighty Enterprise Mill, revived after years of neglect as an office and residential complex, now houses the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area Interpretive Center. Its exhibits and artifacts depict canal construction and mill...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/places/augusta-canal