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Bill Kirby | The Augusta Chronicle

...been gone for decades, but it once provided an education for youngsters living in the region of Richmond County that is now part of Fort Gordon. And there was me. A slightly groggy, not-yet caffeinated man in the early years of Social Security eligibility...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/authors/bill-kirby
Defense, prosecutors preview Atlanta public school cheating cases

...ATLANTA - Prosecutors said Monday that 12 former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators cheated, lied and stole as part of a widespread but cleverly disguised conspiracy to inflate state test scores that affected thousands of students. Defense...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-29/defense-prosecutors-pr
Elections board OKs Sunday voting

...on election day.Board member Sherry Barnes was absent for Monday's vote."It seems to be a very popular notion in many parts of Georgia, and I'm glad Richmond County decided to give that option to its voters," Bailey said following the meeting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-09-29/elections-board-oks-sunday-voti
Augusta hospitals critique bids

...applications submitted to the Georgia Department of Community Health. State law requires agency approval for building new facilities as part of a policy designed to minimize duplication of costly medical resources.The department has until Nov. 26 to decide between...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-29/augusta-hospitals-critique-b
Tony Stewart says he never considered retiring after Kevin Ward Jr.'s death

...his drivers compete online, but has not been a part of any of his businesses.He was appreciative...obviously a tough circumstance for anybody to be a part of it, for a corporation to be part of it as well, but they've been very supportive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-09-29/tony-stewart-says-he-never
Denying the undeniable

...commit it in a certain way or for a stated reason, then that something is necessarily an integral part of the act.If the killer believes it's part of the motivation, it simply is. Who is anyone else to say it isn't?The same can be said of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-09-29/denying-undeniable
Gutsy trades bring Lester, Shields together for AL wild-card game

...raised eyebrows around the league. And while the Oakland offense took a hit, the former Augusta GreenJacket has done his part. He is 6-4 with a 2.35 ERA in 11 starts since he arrived in the Bay Area.Now, he gets another opportunity to pitch in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-29/gutsy-trades-bring-leste
Phil Mickelson saves best shot at Ryder Cup for Tom Watson

...poked fun at Rory McIlroy's lawsuit against his management company that now involves Graeme McDowell. Mickelson said the best part of American unity is that "we don't litigate against each other."He has been coming over to Britain for 20 years. He knew...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-09-29/phil-mickelson-saves-best-sh
Players get shot at redemption in MLB playoffs

...unforgettable night in October 2012."I'm a different person," Storen said. "And I'm a different pitcher."That last part is obvious. He went back to his leg kick. He's quicker to the plate. He added a changeup that tricks lefties. His fastball...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-29/players-get-shot-redempt
Playing on Yom Kippur isn't easy decision for Georgia offensive lineman Brandon Kublanow

...it was baseball and you have 100 games, I think it would be a totally different story, but you have so many games, that was part of signing up to do this thing."Kublanow, his mother said, is carrying with him during the Jewish high holidays a "kippah...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-09-29/playing-yom-kippur-isnt-e