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Islamic Society of Augusta honors families who made pilgrimage to Mecca

...returned from the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca undertaken by all Muslims who are able...said.Most traveled to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia from Nov. 28...spent three days in Medina and nine days in Mecca. They visited the Kaaba, the most sacred...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2011-12-09/islamic-society-augusta-
Child care interrupts retirement

...language barrier. We've lowered it considerably with Spanish lessons and daily practice. Also, in this tourist and expat mecca, a majority of the Mexicans we meet speak at least some English. It's still mentally exhausting and often humbling to get...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-06-21/child-care-interrupts-retirement
Pop Rocks: Be sure to make time for Broad Street

...Whether that's true or colorful Garden City lore is tough to determine. What is fact is that Broad Street has become a mecca for independent businesses and is one of the best places in the city to get a sense of the real Augusta. Here's a look at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-04-08/pop-rocks-be-sure-mak
Alvin Sanders

...States Army Veteran and a 1976 graduate of Aiken High School. Survivors include his wife, Sunok Pae Sanders; two daughters, Mecca (Chris) Sanders El, Graniteville, SC and Ashley Nicole Sanders, North Augusta, SC; a son, Alvin Marcus Sanders El...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171308097
What Is It?

...fastest and most expensive car ever seen."Duesenbergs were soon seen as a symbol of success, and New York City became a mecca for being seen in or near one of these cars. Just being photographed standing next to a Duesenberg evoked a sense of success...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-05-08/what-it
'Dream' horse California Chrome has trainer Art Sherman on big stage at Kentucky Derby

...Sherman is based at Los Alamitos Racecourse in Orange County, Calif., 30 miles and a world away from Santa Anita, the mecca of racing in Southern California.Once a former jockey and racing official, Sherman took out his trainer's license in 1980...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-04-28/dream-horse-californ
Mideast airline unveils plans to offer bed and bath suites

...passengers, and prayer areas for Muslim passengers that can be curtained off and have an electronic indicator pointing the way to Mecca.Etihad's latest offering goes one step further. One passenger ? or a couple ? aboard each of its new A380s will be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-04/mideast-airline-unveils-pl
The evolution of an arts Mecca

...restaurants and shops. Williamsburg's evolution as an art Mecca is a familiar story in New York City real estate history. Driven...Williamsburg's future. "Do I ever think we'll not be an art Mecca? No. Do I think there is going to be a Starbucks here someday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/12/art_411846.shtml
Arts
Area becoming shopping Mecca

...restaurants. The area off Bobby Jones Expressway near Wrightsboro and Wheeler roads has become a regional shopping hub -- a Mecca for thousands of consumers a day. Augusta Mall general manager Linda Hardin calls it "the critical mass of retail development...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/17/bus_228338.shtml
Business
Daytona has become a 'Motorsports mecca'

...the son of the founder and president of Daytona's parent company, International Speedway Corp. "He built a motorsports Mecca." Speed Weeks is more than three weeks of racing. It's a pilgrimage. It's where drivers chase their dreams, whether...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/17/nas_370002.shtml
Nascar