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EMS push lags, Sias claims support

...Terminating Augusta's EMS contract is off the table for now, but "it's not going away," according to Augusta Commission member Sammie Sias.Sias has pushed to end the three-year agreement, which obligates Augusta to pay ambulance provider Gold Cross...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-09-01/ems-push-lags-sias-claim
USOC picks Los Angeles for 2024 bid

...City Council would saddle Los Angeles with potential cost overruns for an event that historically runs over budget. Council members were assured repeatedly that the approval starts a negotiation with Olympic officials and does not commit taxpayers to future...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-09-01/usoc-picks-los-angeles-2
SC lawmakers want documents from MOX study

Members of South Carolina's congressional delegation have asked the U.S. Department...with considerable influence and direction from the Department of Energy," members of the congressional delegation wrote in their letter to Moniz.U.S...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-31/sc-lawmakers-want-documents-m
Ga. nursing home groups taps leader

...director of reimbursement and a member of the group's senior leadership...greatest impacts to GHCA, its members, and the people it serves...Association has more than 370 members who serve more than 73,000...board, its associates and members, and will use my experience...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-01/ga-nursing-home-groups-tap
Rants & Raves

...angel like we did. HOW DARE HELEN Minchew use the paper to single out her school board members! Frank Dolan and Alex Howard are two of the strongest board members that the Richmond County Board of Education has ever had. They have served the board...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-31/rants-raves
Ironman to create $4 million in direct visitor spending

...and meetings in September.The seventh annual Intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta will bring about 8,000 athletes, family members and spectators, who are slated to spend about $4.1 million Sept. 27-29.The Greater Augusta Arts Council's Arts in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-08-31/ironman-cre
Ga. lawmaker admits Ashley Madison link

...initially sent an e-mail acknowledging his actions to supporters Sunday. Earlier in August, hackers posted details including names and home addresses of the Web site's members online.Peake has served in the Legislature since 2007.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-08-31/ga-lawmaker-admits-ashely-ma
State superintendent misses Augusta school tour

...flight.The school system went on with both tours despite Woods' absence. At Butler, a small group of county school board members, school officials and state Rep. Earnest Smith visited classrooms and talked to teachers. They also viewed student art projects...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-08-31/state-superintendent-miss
Trump's idea for mass deportation similar to 1930s removals

...various studies on the 1930s repatriation. Later testimony showed families lost most of their possessions and some family members died trying to return. Neighborhoods in cities such as Houston, San Antonio and Los Angeles became empty.The impact of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-08-31/trumps-idea-mass-deportati
Fall Movie Preview: Abrams on keeping 'Star Wars' grounded

...again reaching lightspeed, thanks to promising new elements (like the rolling droid BB-8), the return of original cast members and Abrams, himself, already the trusted hero of another galaxy: "Star Trek."Abrams is the New Hope of a franchise...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/movies/2015-09-01/fall-movie-preview-abra