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3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial

...federal jury convicted the owner of a peanut plant and two others Friday in a salmonella outbreak that prompted one of the largest U.S. food recalls ever, sickened hundreds across the country and was linked to several deaths.Experts say the seven-week...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-19/3-guilty-ga-salmonella-taint
Teen charged with having survival knife on campus

A 19-year-old Augusta Technical College student was arrested Wednesday after police discovered he had a "large survival knife" on campus.Campus police were alerted by a teacher about 6 p.m. that D'Angelo Lee, of Martinez, had the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-19/teen-charged-having-su
Black colleges struggling, but still relevant, say supporters

...country's 105 HBCUs have been hit harder by the recession than larger state schools with the endowments and tuition dollars to keep...over the decades as state universities, online schools and larger colleges have recruited more and more college-bound black...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-09-20/black-colleges-struggling
Michel's 3 TDs lead No. 13 Georgia Bulldogs past Troy Trojans

...out to a big lead that it would only build upon.By the time the 66-0 domination was over, the No. 13 Bulldogs had their largest margin of victory in more than a half century. The last time Georgia won by as much was 76-0 over The Citadel in 1958...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-09-20/michels-3-tds-lead-no-13-
Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

...soaring well beyond that of Amazon, eBay and even Facebook. The initial public offering was on track to be the world's largest, with the possibility of raising as much as $25 billion.Jubilant CEO Jack Ma stood on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-19/alibaba-stock-soars-jubila
Ironman pumps money into downtown Augusta businesses

...groups visiting Augusta helps not only local bike stores, but also downtown restaurants and hotels."I know that it has a large impact throughout the year and really the past several months," she said. "If you go down to the boathouse on a weekend...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-09-19/ironman-pum
'Sea serpent' puzzled Augustans in 1820

...later, however, it was back."Sea Serpent Caught!" a new headline read.The latest account added this to the story:"A large concourse of citizens was attracted to the Sand Bar Ferry on Thursday evening to witness the monster of the deep, whose arrival...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-20/sea-serpent-puzzled-augustans
Hurricane Hugo is hard to forget

...mounds of shells ? more shells than I had ever seen ? forced ashore by the surging tides the night before. I picked up some large fossils, including a mastodon vertebrae that I still have today.At Jeremy Inlet, erosion had unearthed an old shipwreck...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2014-09-20/hurricane-hugo
Compass Academy founder gets 14 years for fraud, owes $6.4 million

...financial adviser, used two schemes.The first involved the Charles Howell Trust, a fictional account in which Brooks funneled large amounts of money from investors to pay for personal items, including a $21,000 diamond ring, according to court documents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-19/compass-academy-founde
Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.23 percent

WASHINGTON - Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates surged this week, marking their largest one-week gain this year.Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year loan jumped to 4...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-18/average-us-30-year-mortgag