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Smiles warranted for some, frowns and 'woe is us' for others

...to fly banners asking to fire the general manager. The Jets (3-12) still play hard, particularly on defense, but the overall talent level would make any observer frown.Not so in the Bay Area, where there is plenty of skill. When Jim Harbaugh leaves...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-22/smiles-warranted-some-frowns-
NFL playoff qualifiers have something to play for in final week of regular season

...and will be either the No. 3 or No. 4 seed. The Colts are at Tennessee (2-13), which has the inside track for the top overall draft pick through 15 games.The remaining AFC wild-card spot could go to Cincinnati or Pittsburgh, barring winning the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-22/nfl-playoff-qualifiers-have-s
Lindsey Vonn's risky reward doesn't pay off

...first-run lead, the three-time defending overall champion from Austria clocked a two-run combined...France earned his first victory in a year and 27th overall.The three-time former overall World Cup champion and 2010 Olympic gold medalist...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-12-21/lindsey-vonns-risky-
Lakeside's Christian Bowles named boys cross country runner of the year

...season had been building to that final race.However, he felt positive about his final high school cross country season."Overall it was good," Bowles said. "I had fun with it. It wasn't the best way to go out, but everything happens for a reason...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2014-12-22/lakesides-christian-b
Well-rested Georgia turns back Seton Hall

...Maryland beat Oklahoma State to improve to 11-1.Layman was 3 of 5 from 3-point range and the Ter rapins were 10 of 25 overall from long range. Melo Trimble had 16 points, Jared Nickens added 11 and Richaud Pack had 10 rebounds.Le'Bryan Nash led...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-21/well-rested-georgia-turns
Richmond County Crime | The Augusta Chronicle

...non-emergency assistance to a variety of criminal, traffic, medical and civil matters as well as natural disasters that may impact the overall quality of life. This division also manages several specialized teams. The newly-created Traffic Division was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/crime/richmond-county-sheriffs-office
You remembered: Augusta's railroad past

...forget the little red caboose that signaled the end of the train?This was the hub of the city.Railroad men dressed in their overalls, clean shirts, starched caps with a red-checked handkerchief. They always had a perfectly timed pocket watch. They carried...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-30/you-remembered-augustas-railr
Georgia Regents 'soft' in loss to Montevallo

...and we wouldn't play through contact. If we don't solve that, we're not winning anything."Georgia Regents (8-2 overall, 1-1 Peach Belt Conference) dropped its first home game of the season. The Jaguars were held 12 points below their season...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/gru/2014-12-20/georgia-regents-soft-
Many people join forces to help ensure veterans' success in civilian life

...Through his leadership with an outstanding team of current veteran students and supporters, USC Aiken experienced a 20 percent overall growth in veteran/military student enrollment from this time last year, and a 140 percent growth from just this past spring...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-12-20/many-people-join
Lindsey Vonn wins race on same course that she re-injured her knee

...as we had a lot more speed."MEN'S SUPER G: In Val Gardena, Italy, VAL Olympic champion Kjetil Jansrud extended his overall World Cup lead by winning by a comfortable margin.The Norwegian clocked 1 minute, 33.87 seconds down the Saslong course...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-12-20/lindsey-vonn-wins-ra