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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
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
Poppies bring bit of beauty to horrific site

...half a million visitors this year coming from at least 70 different nations," Chielens said.Even ahead of the official start of the centenary in August, hundreds, sometimes a few thousand flock to the 8 p.m. playing of the Last Post...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-06-07/poppies-bring-bit-beauty-horrific-s
Marshal's office to create central surveillance station

...employees at a time. Initially, the system will be staffed by a single employee 24 hours a day.Though there is no official start date in place, Barrett said, the project has been in the works about three years. Officials used the time to find...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-06-09/marshals-office-create
Dip Metress announces four newcomers

...Georgia Regents University men's basketball coach Dip Metress finished the season with eight players.With the official start of basketball season three months away, Metress has added plenty of firepower, along with depth. On Wednesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/asu/2013-07-17/dip-metress-announces
Forecasts call for cooler, wetter summer in Augusta

...Last summer was slightly cooler than normal in Augusta, but still a hot one that broke records one week after its official start.Temperatures rose above 100 twice in June and six times in July. The last two days of June saw temperatures hit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-06-20/forecasts-call-cooler-wetter-
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