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Ga. woman's body found by rural road

...Georgia Highway 22 in Oglethorpe County has been sent to the State Crime Lab for an autopsy, Oglethorpe County Sheriff Mike Smith said.The woman, identified as Ashley Leanne Watson, 31, of Crawford, Ga., was found about 5:35 p.m. by family...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-10/ga-womans-body-found-rural-r
Atlanta Falcons will stick to alternating backs in Week 2

...Jackson and his backups combined for 123 yards rushing, 72 yards receiving and two touchdowns on 27 touches.Coach Mike Smith wants his backfield to give opponents different looks all season."That group is very unselfish," Smith said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-10/atlanta-falcons-will-stick-al
Devin Hester proves ability to thrive on Falcons offense

...against the New Orleans Saints.The Falcons won 37-34 in overtime."It was not the least bit surprising," coach Mike Smith insisted Monday.Then again, there was plenty of skepticism after the Falcons doled out big money to sign Hester as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-08/devin-hester-proves-his-abili
Jadeveon Clowney out four-to-six weeks with knee injury

...for a loss, was injured late in the second quarter in Sunday's win over the Washington Redskins. FALCONS: Coach Mike Smith will not provide an update on rookie left tackle Jake Matthews until Wednesday, when teams are required to submit an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-08/jadeveon-clowney-out-four-six
Ryan, Bryant lead Falcons past Saints in OT

...after taking a career-high 44 sacks last season."He's played a lot of games, made a lot of plays for us," coach Mike Smith said. "But I was really impressed with his ability to extend some plays by moving around in the pocket. And he was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-07/ryan-bryant-lead-falcons-pas
One-sided rivalry has Falcons wanting a good start to new season

...coach, the Saints are 73-39 with two division titles, five playoff appearances and a Super Bowl championship. Since Mike Smith took over as Falcons coach in 2008, Atlanta is 60-36 with two division titles and four trips to the playoffs.Diplomatically...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-06/one-sided-rivalry-has-falcons
Atlanta Falcons haven't filled all their starting spots

...Falcons are looking for starters to emerge at offensive right tackle and nickel back in their final preseason game.Coach Mike Smith said there is no "clarity" at those spots, though he likes the contenders. He's also hoping to find his No. 2...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-26/atlanta-falcons-havent-filled
Falcons, Jaguars trying to finalize offensive line spots

...preseason games with an ankle injury."It's going to be an important night for a lot of players," Falcons coach Mike Smith said. "It's going to be an important night for our organization. We've got some tough decisions to make."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-27/falcons-jaguars-trying-finali
Overtime

...Pacific Classic by 2 3/4 lengths at Del Mar on Sunday, improving to 6-0 in his career.Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Shared Belief ran 1¼ miles on Polytrack in 2:00.28 and paid $4.40, $3.20 and $2.80 as the 6-5 favorite...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-08-24/overtime
Falcons, Jaguars trying to settle offensive line spots in preseason finale

...preseason games with an ankle injury."It's going to be an important night for a lot of players," Falcons coach Mike Smith said."It's going to be an important night for our organization. We've got some tough decisions to make."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-27/falcons-jaguars-trying-settle