Trimming Georgia income tax could spook investors

...and compensate by boosting the sales tax from 4 percent to 5, all over three years. Backers say the bill would attract the owners of small and medium-sized businesses, the type that are growing and generate high-paying jobs.The Legislature created...

Former Athens area coroner admits gun theft

...father's house after Tribble pronounced the 86-year-old gun owner dead of heart failure. The several guns reported stolen included an antique German Luger valued at $2,000 and the late owner's Navy sidearm from World War II.Mary Lee Sharpe said when...

American Pharoah's future uncertain after stunning loss in Travers Stakes

...After a short break, American Pharoah returned with a victory in the Haskell Invitational on Aug. 2 at Monmouth Park. Though owner Ahmed Zayat was intent on the Travers, Baffert preferred to wait until the final workout Aug. 23 before committing to the...

Owner of gun in Hornsby Elementary shooting turns self in

The owner of a gun that accidently discharged at W. S. Hornsby Elementary School and wounded a third-grader earlier this week turned...

Downtown Safety | The Augusta Chronicle

...and at least 12 people were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. In 2006, a committee of local leaders and business owners met to address the issue of crowds continuing to loiter until the early morning hours after First Friday festivities were...

Graniteville Train Accident | The Augusta Chronicle

...from the site. According to federal court records and annual reports of Norfolk Southern, the largest settlement was to the owners of Avondale Mills, which closed in 2006. Changes in the federal regulations that guide the country's railroad industry...

Always aim for safety

...Hornsby Elementary. The boy has been referred to juvenile authorities. The gun's owner rightly faces a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Any owner found guilty of this kind of responsibility deserves stiff punishment.Both should...

New facility, owner for Augusta Infiniti dealership

...dealership is in a new facility, with a new owner.The luxury car franchise opened in...fall of 2014, a year after the former owners bought the Infiniti franchise by Bob...plans to sell," said Richards, co-owner of Bob Richards Auto.

Some Dish channels go dark due to spat with their owner

...dark for its customers because of a fight with the channels' owner, Sinclair Broadcasting.Sinclair is one of the largest TV...Pittsburgh.Cable and satellite TV companies negotiate with channel owners over issues including how much to pay for the channels. Sometimes...

City has a spending itch

...Richmond County ? especially property owners.When the first attempt to pass the special-purpose...call it a stormwater fee ? on property owners.It's a never-ending, supplementary...SPLOST 7 fails in November, property owners can expect to take it on the chin again...