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Georgia smoking rate drops

...smoking percentage is lower than other Southern states except for Florida, at 16.8 percent, and Texas, at 15.9 percent.Overall, 26 states had a drop in cigarette smoking prevalence over that period, the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-24/georgia-smoking-rate-drops
New developments underscore rising threat of Chechen extremism

...assessment of a potential Chechen threat to the U.S. House of Representatives' Joint Subcommittee on Foreign Affairs. The overall theme was that the Tsarnaev brothers were not connected to any larger jihadist network and that, generally, the U.S. faced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-05-24/new-developments
Austin Dillon takes Xfinity Series race at Charlotte

...The 25-year-old Dillon started on the pole and had the fastest car all day, leading the first 98 laps and 163 of 200 overall for his first win on his home track.Hamlin finished second, nearly 3 seconds behind Dillon.Kasey Kahne was third, followed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-05-23/austin-dillon-takes-xfinit
Braves reward Maybin with lineup spot during hot streak

...responded with a hit, walk, stolen base and two RBI.Maybin is a former 10th-overall pick in 2005 out of Asheville, N.C., and he was ranked as high as sixth overall in Baseball America's top 100 prospects in 2008.He was highly-touted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-23/braves-reward-maybin-lin
Overtime

...rivals on a tough individual time trial Saturday to reclaim the overall lead of the Giro d'Italia after the 14th stage, which was...after a crash at the end of the previous stage lost him the overall leader's jersey. But a superb ride in another rain-affected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-05-23/overtime
Rants & Raves

...grocery trip after your pickup basketball game. THE QUALITY OF the patients in a military hospital is a reflection of the post overall. Fort Gordon's patients are utterly depressing ... overweight, slovenly, prideless soldiers shuffling to their appointments...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-23/rants-raves
Boston phenom Moncada makes anticipated debut

...at second base, but reports indicate his maturity level is beyond his years.He would have been in the mix for the first overall pick had he been draft eligible. He has more upside than another Cuban signee, Rusney Castillo, who was recently called...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-23/boston-phenom-moncada-ma
School funding question top task for Deal's education panel

...divvied up once lawmakers set a total amount.Deal set clear expectations for their work. He asked for a simpler formula overall with more freedom for school districts to decide how state money is spent and allowing state money to "follow" each student...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-23/school-funding-question-
Gators edge Tigers, Commodores rout Aggies to reach SEC title game

...advanced to today's championship game with the win.Vanderbilt is seeking its first SEC Tournament title since 2007 and fifth overall.Swanson and Toffey both hit two-run homers and Jeren Kendall drove in two more runs with a triple during a five-run fifth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-23/gators-edge-tigers-commo
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