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Income inequality flap is much understated through deceptive data

...inequality has increased, and disturbingly so.The Census Bureau does not take account of taxes, capital gains, health insurance premiums, food stamps or other benefits. Piketty and Saez use income from individual tax returns, which excludes food stamps...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-04-26/income-inequalit
Merle Temple's novel filled with familiar political characters

...accepting free polling services and such from Con gressman Deaton, but when a wealthy insurance owner approached him, he went on down the road."The insurance owner, Jim Chestnut, who appears to be Tim Shelnut, told Michael he had some money...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-04-25/merle-temples-n
Edward Foster Sr.

...S. Army as a First Sergeant, having served in the Vietnam War earning 4 Bronze Stars. He was owner and operator of his insurance company. He is survived by his wife, Viola Fonville Foster; children, Bobby (Donna) Young of Augusta, Keith Foster...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174722266
Lyle Self

...and Dr. Bill Trimmer (Hilton Head) and his wonderful loving neighbors of the Abbeys at West Lake community. A retired insurance executive, he proudly served his community, neighbors, relatives and friends in Augusta since moving here in 2000. Lyle...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174722254
Attorneys say deputy in Oklahoma had special treatment

...guilty to second-degree manslaughter in Harris' death.Bates is a longtime friend to Sheriff Stanley Glanz, serving as his insurance agent for 25 years and his re-election campaign manager in 2012. The 2009 report says Bates, who had joined the Tulsa...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-25/attorneys-say-deputy-oklahoma-had-s
Bailing out of trouble with bale of corrections

...Harry's barn burned down and his wife, Susan, called the insurance company.Susan spoke to the agent and said, "We had...that's how it works, then I want to cancel the life insurance policy on my husband."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-23/what-we-meant-say-was
DHEC board chooses new leader

...health care or environmental matters. The Senate must confirm any nominee.Kitzman, a former director of the state's Insurance Department, was the only candidate for the job after Haley gave her name to the board's chairman. Haley appoints the entire...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-24/dhec-board-chooses-new-leader
Augusta couple charged with insurance fraud after torching house

...couple is accused of setting their home on fire to collect insurance money.Tashima Keneka Gantt, 41, and Mark Andrew Lewis...booked into the Richmond County jail Wednesday on charges of insurance fraud and arson in the first degree. Lewis is also charged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-16/augusta-couple-charged
Funeral home mistakenly cremates man; negotiations ongoing

...funeral home could not immediately be reached for comment on Tuesday.Dorer says he and Thomas' family are in negotiations with the funeral home's insurance company.He declined to discuss details about the status of the negotiations.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-21/funeral-home-mistakenly-crema
For the record

...counts of disregarding traffic control device, misdemeanor counts of reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, no tag, no insurance, no seat belt, driving while wearing headphonesDevellus Lamont Ellison, 32, of Waynesboro, Ga., possession of marijuana...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2015-04-22/record