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Avoid crowds, costs on ski getaways

...private lessons. Then they headed 20 minutes down the road to Arapahoe Basin...half-hour's drive away from Stowe and 10 minutes away from the Sugarbush Ski Complex.In Utah, Solitude is only about 45 minutes from Deer Valley, which recently...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-12-27/avoid-crowds-costs-ski-getaways
Thanks for moving carts

...parking area at the Food Lion on Columbia Road.If you can walk from your car into the store and get a cart, shop for 30 or 40 minutes pushing the cart and then return to your car and empty your purchases, why can't you return the cart to the store or place...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-12-27/thanks-moving-carts
Freshman Josh Hicks leads Rutgers to bowl victory

...6-7) scored twice in the final 7 minutes.North Carolina had two second-half...second TD from one yard out with six minutes left to make it 28-18 and the Illini...touchdown cut it to 34-20 with 11 minutes remaining.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-26/freshman-josh-hicks-leads
South Carolina districts preparing for timed end-of-year tests

...assess student performance in the core subjects in April. Test-takers in third through eighth grades will have 30 to 60 minutes to complete each section.A letter from the agency's assessment director, Elizabeth Jones, described the move as a "significant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-27/south-carolina-districts-prep
Gamecocks hold off 'Canes in Independence Bowl

...Gamecocks never looked comfortable until Thompson's 78-yard touchdown to Cooper.Thompson scrambled out of the pocket a few minutes later on a broken play before finding Davis on a 15-yard touchdown pass."The golden rule of a quarterback is to never...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-27/gamecocks-hold-canes-inde
Hike through Zion National Park offers twist on the holiday

...few thousand steps into the first third of the climb, the sun comes in full-strength, and I begin to shed layers. A few minutes later, the path proceeds into a narrow, chilly ravine aptly named "Refrigerator Canyon." My layers return.Then comes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2014-12-27/hike-through-zion-nation
UConn coach Geno Auriemma moves atop winning percentage list

...early, made seven of 24 attempts the rest of the half, but stretched the lead to 30-points on Kia Nurse's free throw 15 minutes into the game. The Mustangs committed 22 first-half turnovers and had 10 fouls, eight of them before UConn picked up its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-27/uconn-coach-geno-auriemma
South Aiken boys escape Evans in final seconds at Monterrey Holiday Classic

...we've been in ball- games but we just can't finish," Knights coach Kevin Kenny said.With a 37-36 lead with three minutes to play, Evans (1-10) initially held the ball out until the Thoroughbreds committed three consecutive fouls to send the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2014-12-27/south-aiken-boys-esca
College basketball roundup: Dogs outlast Bears in triple overtime

...Presbyterian (4-9).Hill was 5 of 9 from the field and 8 of 11 from the free-throw line. He also had six rebounds in 31 minutes as the Hokies won their fourth in a row. TENNESSEE 67, TENNESSEE STATE 46In Knoxville, Tenn., Kevin Punter scored 18 points...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-27/college-basketball-roundu
The Jimmie Dyess Symposium: If you've got questions, I've got the answers

...a one-hour event. However, all four of the honorees will be available to visit with those who wish to stay a few extra minutes after 6 p.m. Where can I park my car?There is plenty of free parking on the grounds of the museum and on both Sixth Street...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-12-28/jimmie-dyess-sym