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Rants & Raves

...Dr. Parker has turned this place around, and the staff is awesome. Their compassion is through the roof. My dog always looks forward to visiting, which is a miracle in itself. TO THE MAN AND perhaps other readers who thought it nonsensical for global...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-20/rants-raves
Vincent Sheheen accuses Nikki Haley of pay-to-play

...We don't know what goes on in Gov. Haley's office because she doesn't tell us. She is very secretive. We know it looks bad," Sheheen said.Ervin said there are plenty of problems in South Carolina's campaign finance structure. He said in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-10-20/vincent-shehee
Several more records in Manning's reach

...we've put a lot of work into winning those games."Here's a look at some other records in reach:PASSING YARDS (FAVRE 71...around and stays on this pace for a few more years, 75,000 looks doable.PASS ATTEMPTS (FAVRE, 10,169): After Sunday's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-10-20/several-more-records-mannings
More taxes sought

...board now is asking for voters to approve a sales tax increase, and the Aiken County administrator is saying they "may have to look at whether raising (property) taxes would provide a better budget."Meanwhile, the city of North Augusta is looking into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-10-20/more-taxes-sought
North Augusta city council passes budget on first reading

...Councilman Fletcher Dickert thought the council should take a closer look to see how more money could be made available without an increase...ourselves, before we're determined to raise taxes, to take a hard look at the costs in our budgets," he said.The amendment failed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-20/north-augusta-city-council-p
Drone use becoming issue at soccer venues across Europe

...light of possible increased use of drones over sports grounds and look at potential risks arriving from a drone accident."The increased...of the Sports Grounds Safety Authority, said the meeting will look at whether sports-specific drone guidance if necessary.There...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-10-20/drone-use-becoming-i
IOC seeks bidders for 2024 Summer Games

...Kazakhstan, as the only contenders after the withdrawal of Stockholm; Krakow, Poland; Lviv, Ukraine; and Oslo.Here is a look at some potential candidates:RETURN TO THE USA? The U.S. hasn't held the Summer Olympics since 1996 in Atlanta. New...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-10-20/ioc-seeks-bidders-2024-s
Royals, Giants ready to shake off rust for shot at title

...Butler said he didn't see the five-day break being a detriment."Hey, they've had four days off. That's the way you look at it. They played one day later than we have ? they've had a layoff, too," he said."I don't know if it'll play...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-20/royals-giants-ready-shak
You can call 'em Royals, or Cows

...VIDEO: This week's video on Augusta history involves some of the our town's most dramatic Halloween ghost stories! Just look for Kirby's Augusta on YouTube or on The Chronicle's home page ? augustachronicle.com.(PS: Something happens to me...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-20/you-can-call-em-royals-or-cow
Brad Keselowski goes his own way in NASCAR

...show the world that like him or hate him, he's not going anywhere."I'd stand up for him anywhere," Penske said. "Look, I like him. He's a great driver, we have a long-term relationship with him. If he wants to get a little upset sometimes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-10-20/brad-keselowski-goes-his-o