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Jeff Gordon isn't focusing on career milestones at this point

...all-time winner's list.But Gordon is only concerned with victory No. 93."It's awesome to have 92, and I look forward to challenging...1 stood behind their driver a year ago. While there's been no indication they plan to leave, Stewart isn't sure what could...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-10-01/jeff-gordon-isnt-focusing-
Expensive and broken

...Black: stern-looking, cool, confident, no-nonsense rear-end kickers who are tasked...investigation of a bureaucracy they said could no longer police itself and was endangering the...It's axiomatic that when there's no penalty for failure, failures proliferate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-10-02/expensive-and-broken
Harlem advances to finals of region softball tournament

...Lady Bulldogs emerged victorious.Harlem, the No. 1 seed in the region, had to battle No. 4 seed Metter to the end of both ends of the...and 4-3."I wanted to come out with two wins no matter how we did it," Harlem coach Mike Leverett...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2014-10-01/harlem-advances-final
Animal rescuers trying to save obese dog

No one is quite sure how things got so bad for Pearl.She was picked up by Augusta Animal Services on Kensington Drive on Sept. 12 as a stray with no one to give an explanation for her astonishing appearance.At 76.5 pounds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-01/animal-rescuers-trying-save-o
Oslo becomes latest city to drop bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

The Olympics that no one seems to want is down to just two candidates.Oslo became the latest city to drop its bid for the 2022 Winter Games after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-10-01/oslo-becomes-latest-city
Rory McIlroy named PGA Tour Player of the Year

...golf was enough for Rory McIlroy to be voted PGA Tour Player of the Year.The award was announced on Wednesday and surprised no one. McIlroy won the award, which is a vote of PGA Tour members, for the second time in three years.He joined Tiger Woods...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-10-01/rory-mcilroy-named-pga-tour-
LeBron James back on floor in Cleveland

...practice that provided a preview of what could become a spectacular season.Wearing the familiar No. 23 wine and gold jersey, the one he swapped for a No. 6 in Miami four years ago, James returned to the court where he took his first steps as a pro...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-10-01/lebron-james-back-floor-cleve
Georgia Tech's Justin Thomas among new stars in ACC

...touchdown passes so early in the season. No quarterback in Paul Johnson's first six...season: Jesus Wilson at Florida State, no relation to Shaun.Jesus Wilson, a sophomore...North Carolina State's 56-41 loss to No. 1 Florida State.His big day may not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-10-01/georgia-techs-justin-thom
A number of stinging caterpillars can be found in our area

...captured a poisonous caterpillar in her garage and wanted to know if my agency was interested in knowing about it. I told her no, that there were several stinging caterpillars out there, but I was curious as to which one it was. She e-mailed back saying...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2014-10-02/number-stinging-cate
Georgia sees more consistency on special teams

...improvement might be a more dynamic return game that has produced both kickoff and punt return touchdowns. But there also have been no muffed punts. And, yes, snaps have been incident-free."Just try to be consistent," Georgia long snapper Nathan Theus...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-10-01/georgia-sees-more-consist