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Falcons will need Jake Matthews to step up

...Matthews across the line Monday to replace Sam Baker, who went down with a season-ending knee injury.Matthews, the No. 6 overall pick, was expected to break into the league at right tackle, a less-demanding position than protecting quarterback Matt...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-18/falcons-will-need-jake-matthe
Superintendent candidates face off in debate

...two-to-one lead among those who favor Common Core, but Woods' lead is six to one among opponents of the school standards. Overall, about one-third of voters surveyed oppose Common Core while just one-quarter favor it.Although the partnership backs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-08-19/superintendent-candidates-face-deba
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-crime
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
Braves complete sweep of A's

...series, leaving the A's with a five-game losing streak, their longest of the season. The A's have lost seven of eight overall and trail the Angels, who lost to Texas on Sunday, by percentage points in the AL West.Oakland's Nate Freiman hit two...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-17/braves-complete-sweep
Augusta GreenJackets rely on Jake Smith's progression

...Along with shutting down a tough offense, Messner outdueled Colorado Rockies 2014 first-rounder Kyle Freeland. The eighth overall pick out of Evansville gave up four hits over 4? scoreless innings, walking one and striking out one.Messner had been...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-18/augusta-greenjackets-rel
Two local golfers advance to regional Drive, Chip and Putt finals

...success of the first year was incredible."The top three finishers in each skill received a medal, as did the top three overall finishers in each division. Paull said the event is achieving its stated goal of growing the game."We've got to get kids...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-08-18/two-local-golfers-advance-re
Serena Williams finally breaks through at Western & Southern Open

...opponent he has dominated throughout his career. Federer improved to 16-0 against Ferrer, who has won only five sets off him overall.It ended a bit of a slump for Federer, who finally got the large winner's trophy after losing his past four Masters title...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-17/serena-williams-fina
Minnesota Twins top prospect Byron Buxton suffers concussion in scary collision

...ambulance to a local hospital, where he was diagnosed with a concussion. Kvasnicka sustained a sore hip.Buxton, drafted second overall by the Twins in 2012 out of Appling County High School in Baxley, Ga., entered the 2014 season as the unanimous No. 1 prospect...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-16/minnesota-twins-top-pros
Staffing numbers don't bear out charges of bloat in city government

...is below levels from 16 years ago, immediately after consolidation of the city and county, though spending has increased overall 11 percent faster than inflation.In a 1998 report, total positions for the consolidated government numbered 2,668, including...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-15/staffing-numbers-dont-be