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Evangelist of healing begins US crusade

...on two occasions, Nigerian crowds clamoring to touch him resulted in stampedes that killed at least 17 people. He says his largest single gathering was a staggering 1.6 million people in Lagos, Nigeria. After taking the stage in Miami, he outlines no...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2014-08-29/evangelist-healing-begin
S.C. State wants to take next step in the playoffs

...fall, the Bulldogs bounced back in a big way at 9-3 for a share of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title and an at-large bid to the NCAA Football Championship Playoffs.Pough wants his club to take that next step forward this fall and break a three-decade...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-08-29/sc-state-wants-take-next-
Rants & Raves

...Mr. Brown robbed a convenience store and assaulted the clerk. The family states that doesn't mean anything. That makes a large statement on its own. DO NOT BELIEVE everything that you hear from the left-leaning media. The Republican-led House stayed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-28/rants-raves
Giant snails alarm government

...authorities have seized more than 1,200 live specimens of the large snails, also known as giant African land snails, all of them...200 or more offspring a year. And the snails, which can grow larger than the size of a fist, have no natural predators in the United...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-29/giant-snails-alarm-governmen
Business news

...place in its history, signaling how big this event is for the company.The Sept. 9 launch, which is expected to feature a larger iPhone and possibly a computerized watch, will be in the same Silicon Valley venue where Apple co-founder Steve Jobs took...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-28/business-news
Mickelson doesn't like FedEx Cup schedule

...I'm in a bit of predicament, and the predicament is this," Mickelson said. "The tour does not own their four or five largest revenue-producing events. We don't own the majors or the Ryder Cup. The FedEx Cup is really our flagship event. As a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-08-28/mickelson-doesnt-fedex-cup-s
Augusta transit committee convenes for first time, expresses hopes

...hours and routes serving all areas.Dicks spoke the most, about changes needed in the system serving Georgia's second-largest city."Our city has wheels, and this department is the city's wheels, and this is what is going to move the city forward...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-28/augusta-transit-committe
Big trees compete with grass, plants for water

...unfortunately, was only five or six feet from a large pine tree. About five feet over from that...straight back from my house, I have two large pines on my property border, next to the...rings happen around trees, when these large mats of absorbing tree roots collect all...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-28/big-trees-compete-grass-plant
Animal treatment shameful

...benefit and desires.People in the CSRA, especially Richmond County, ought to be ashamed to permit the abandonment of such a large number of pets. They have been bred, raised and trained to serve their owners, who in turn are obliged to assure their well-being...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-08-28/animal-treatment-shamefu
Colleagues who leave get front page as going-away present

...Augusta Chronicle after 16 years. He is moving on to his hometown paper, and we wish him well.Dustin's page contained a large photo, a well-wishing headline and a series of recollections of his time with The Chronicle.I listened as he told his stories...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-29/colleagues-who-leave-get-fron