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IOC faces stark differences in Olympic host hopefuls

...Almaty impressed IOC members at a presentation in...expected."A lot of the members were pretty agreeably...the race," Canadian member Dick Pound told The Associated...is viewed by many IOC members as a safe choice, one that...success," Norwegian IOC member Gerhard Heiberg said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-07-26/ioc-faces-stark-differen
GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum speaks to Aiken Republican Club July 28

...guest speaker for the Aiken Republican Club's July luncheon meeting. Registration and a social time begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch at 11:55 a.m.The cost of the luncheon is $17 for members and $22 for non-members.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-27/gop-presidential-hopeful-rick
GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum to speak in Aiken Tuesday

...guest speaker for the Aiken Republican Club's July luncheon meeting. Registration and a social time begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch at 11:55 a.m.The cost of the luncheon is $17 for members and $22 for non-members.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-07-27/gop-presidential-candidate-rick
Jay Blackburn, Justin Beasley win titles at Gordon Lakes in Peak Amateur Series

...Lakes winner Chuck Withers (76-72), who is a Gordon Lakes member."It can't be any fun winning by 10 shots," joked senior...to Augusta from Guyon, Ga., in late April, is a civilian member at Gordon Lakes. It took one round at Gordon Lakes once he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/amateur-golf/2015-07-26/jay-blackburn-j
Smoltz joins ex-teammates, manager in Hall of Fame

...Smoltz proved indomitable. They combined for 735 wins, 11,113 strikeouts and nine Cy Young Awards.Smoltz became the third member of the Braves Big Three pitching dynasty inducted in a two-year span, after Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine were enshrined in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/braves/2015-07-27/smoltz-joins-ex-t
Mega-merger would bolster Blue Cross in Georgia

...parent company of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, which is the big player in the Peach State, with about 3 million members here.Cigna officials here could not be reached for comment, but one industry estimate put that insurer's health plan and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-27/mega-merger-would-bolster-
Armed man stands guard near military recruiting offices

...on first responders for the safety of the communities where our service members live and work."With a waving American flag and a sign urging passers-by...traffic exits from the shopping center if he was needed to protect service members.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-27/armed-man-stands-guard-near-m
Plunge in Chinese shares helps send global markets lower

...this week, but few expect it to begin raising rates.Traders also have the busiest week for second-quarter earnings reports this week, with 174 members of the S&P 500 as well as six members of the Dow average reporting their results.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-27/plunge-chinese-shares-help
Panel formed to review death of Sandra Bland in Texas jail

...said attorney Lewis White of Sugar Land, one of the committee members. "But our job is to get answers. There are going to be answers...authority to subpoena witnesses, according to White and another member of the committee, attorney Darrell Jordan.The committee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-27/panel-formed-review-death-sandra-bl
Rants & Raves

...backs on things Southern. We did not elect you to vote on your personal feelings. You do not even consider at all your family members who had to go through their fight for Southern independence. IN A PERFECT WORLD where everyone knew how to drive and obeyed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-27/rants-raves