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A penny for better schools

...perpetuate a money-sucking bureaucracy; and ? best of all ? it has a built-in expiration date.Evidence of need is in plain sight. Aiken County's school system has been in virtual stasis since the boom years of the 1950s and '60s. Half of Aiken...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-10-20/penny-better-schools
1987 murder investigation frustrated family

...Hampton County, where Mixon spent her childhood. In actuality, he lived in Belvedere."I called the solicitor and told him plain, 'You'll never solve this crime if it took those idiots six months to discover the victim's father lived six miles away...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-12/1987-murder-investigat
Georgia tries to go about business without Todd Gurley

...spoke to reporters in Cleveland about Gurley."He built a brand," the Browns rookie said, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer," and should be able to capitalize on it."McGarity said while Georgia has "made extensive efforts to gather all...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-10-10/georgia-tries-go-about-bu
Pardon our mess

...empty lot owned by the Richmond County school system is choked with overgrowth and has a small pile of trash and car tires in plain view. WHO'S RESPONSIBLE: The Richmond County Board of EducationACTION PROMISED: RCBOE Senior Director of Facilities Services...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-10-05/pardon-our-mess
Mellencamp seeks age-appropriate sound

...something."His 22nd album is accurately described by the title Plain Spoken, released last week. It contains 10 literate, acoustic-based...friends you don't hang around with anymore. The goal for Plain Spoken, executive produced by T Bone Burnett, was to let the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-10-04/mellencamp-seeks-age-appropriate-so
Shopgirl: Tory Burch's new book is amazing color story

...far-reaching expanse that includes everything from tequila shots to Chanel jackets.LOLy was hatched by a team of people who were just plain bored with the iOS emojis, and created this collection of tiny illustrations to brighten up your texting convos.It's free...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2014-10-09/shopgirl-tor
A reason to stay

...not only to an area's tax base, but its cultural fabric, community spirit and overall well-being.That relationship is plain to see in Richmond County, where construction of new, single-family homes and sales of existing ones are generally less...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-10-04/reason-stay
Mellencamp to perform next June

John Mellencamp will be making a stop in Augusta next summer as part of his Plain Spoken tour.The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will release his Plain Spoken album on Sept. 23.Mellencamp will bring the music from the album to Bell Auditorium...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-10/mellencamp-perform-next-june
Jimmy Carter celebrates 90th birthday

...organization after leaving the White House. Carter said his life was most shaped by his marriage to Rosalynn and growing up in Plains, Georgia, where he worked and played with black children who didn't have the same rights as he because of their race. Carter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-01/jimmy-carter-celebrates-90th
Right shuns consensus

...taking place. But those on the right call it a hoax, because of religious reasons, deference to the fossil-fuel industry or plain ignorance.Just because it's cold some days doesn't mean global warming isn't happening. What matters is average global...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-09-05/right-shuns-consensus