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Johnston woman wins $75,000 on lottery scratch-off ticket from North Augusta store

...convenience store clerk helped select her lucky ticket."I've never won anything in my life," the unnamed winner told lottery officials.The woman said her husband gave her $5 and she decided to spend $3 on a Heritage Classic Foundation scratch-off ticket...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-30/johnston-woman-lottery-winne
Milestones

...been a member of the board since the fall of 2013. She has served as a Bible study teacher, ministry leader, USA Swimming official and meet administrator. She has also chaired the Just Give Me Jesus Augusta revival team, regularly writes articles for Faith...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2014-07-31/milestones
Night at the Movies

...grandmother. Evans, AikenTRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (PG-13): A mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down Autobots and Decepticons ? and a paranoid government official ? on them. Exchange, Evans, Aiken

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-07-30/night-movies
Georgia sales tax holiday weekend nears

...tax holiday is quickly approaching. Officials say state and local sales taxes in most...will be waived between Aug. 1 and 2. Officials say the tax exemption applies to computers...work hours and higher payrolls." GRA officials are expecting a back to school and college...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-30/sales-tax-holiday-weekend-ne
Drone carrying contraband crashes at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, S.C.

...has been ongoing since April 21, when officials found a small, crashed drone in bushes...person has been arrested.Givens said officials aren't sure exactly where the drone...According to Givens, this is the first time officials know of a drone being used to smuggle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-30/drone-carrying-contraband-cra
Across Georgia

...changed health care environment,'' officials said in a news release. The hospital's...Atlanta.Paulding County sheriff's officials said a bicyclist spotted the badly injured...by the passing bicyclist.Sheriff's officials say they're trying to determine a motive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-30/across-georgia
Across South Carolina

...Lynn Sharp-Adams.Sharp-Adams turned herself in Monday. Officials said she and Charles Yingling are suspected of pinning a man between their cars and dragging him on U.S. 15 last month.Officials say the man suffered a severe cut on his leg. Police say...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-30/across-south-carolina
Fed offers a dual message on health of US economy

...control of the policy committee even though Plosser and other officials who are more concerned about inflation are starting to express...of next year.Besides discussing short-term rates, Fed officials likely debated how to unwind their investment holdings. They...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-30/fed-offers-dual-message-he
Agencies are attack dogs

...Federal Times, a rate six times less than the private sector. Last month at a congressional oversight committee hearing, EPA officials revealed that an agency employee who watched pornography on his computer two to six hours a day had not been fired but instead...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-31/agencies-are-attack-dogs
Man attempts to escape Richmond County jail with broken pants zipper

Tony Maurice Walker Jr., removed the zipper from his pants to try to pick the lock on his leg irons, officials said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-30/man-attempts-jail-esca