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Ana becomes tropical storm as it nears the Carolinas

...Tropical Storm Ana plodded toward the Carolinas on Saturday in an early heaping of rough weather weeks ahead of the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season.The storm was forecast to be "very near" the coasts of South and North Carolina...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-09/ana-becomes-tropical-storm-i
Dredging of Savannah harbor won't start until December

...he added: "It's on schedule given the funding and the time frame we're on now."The Army Corps declared the official start of construction on the harbor deepening in January when divers began work to raise the Confederate warship CSS Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-28/dredging-savannah-harbor-wont
Mushers begin race across Alaska along a new route

...that left many mushers bruised and bloodied last year.This is only the second time Fairbanks has played host to the official start; similar low-snow conditions moved the Iditarod there in 2003.The new route reduces the number of checkpoints...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-03-09/mushers-begin-race-across-alaska-
Spring break beckons for millions of winter-weary people

...AND MUSIC: For baseball fans, spring break means spring training as teams face off in practice games before the official start of Major League Baseball. The Cactus League in Arizona plays in Tempe, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Goodyear...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-02-28/spring-break-beckons-millions-winte
Double trouble

This isn't a good sign.Two months before his official start date, Augusta Mayor-elect Hardie Davis already is asking city leaders to double his budget.Even in times of prosperity such...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-11-07/double-trouble
Thanksgiving takes more Black Friday sales

...the holiday itself: Combined spending on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, which had previously been considered the official start to the holiday buying season until this year, rose 2.3 percent to $12.3 billion.The data shows that Thanksgiving...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-30/thanksgiving-takes-more-bl
Peyton Manning to use loss as motivation

...practice field to try to be a better team this year and that all starts Monday."The Broncos gather next week for the official start of off-season workouts with a roster that looks a lot different from the one that lost by five TDs to the Seahawks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-04-16/peyton-manning-use-loss-motiv
Bitter court feud over sweet Vidalia onions

...commissioner says he still plans to enforce the restriction while the state appeals. Any farmer who ships onions before the official start date next Monday faces fines of up to $5,000 per bag or box, and could be banned from selling onions under the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-14/bitter-court-feud-over-sweet-
Georgia judge won't stop new Vidalia onion rule

...rule against my client."In prior years, Vidalia onion farmers have been allowed to ship onions earlier than the official start date if federal inspectors gave them a U.S. 1 grade. The new packing rule essentially ends that practice. If...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-15/georgia-judge-wont-stop-new-v
Arnold Palmer agrees with Tiger Woods' decision to rest ailing back

...would change the dynamics of what already has been a peculiar season.With 18 tournaments in the books since to the official start of the season in October, Zach Johnson is the only player to win a PGA Tour event while ranked among the top 10 in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-03-19/arnold-palmer-agrees-tiger-w