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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
Commissioner, mayor-elect eyeing same space at municipal building

...plans until he takes office in January. Davis, a state senator, said he expects the legislature to move elected officials' start dates closer to the summer elections, as they moved the elections, soon after the session starts."No one has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-10-26/commissioner-mayor-elect
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
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 Vidalia...

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
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
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