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MCG Class of 2017 donates 18 children's books to Ferguson, Mo., library

...after the grand jury indictment verdict, Sharer created a Ferguson wish list on BarnesAndNoble.com, urging classmates to purchase a book for the Ferguson Municipal Public Library.Most of the suggested books were for children, ranging from The Year of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-12-17/mcg-class-2017-donates-18
Average US 30-year loan rate falls to 3.80 percent

...prices fall.The recent decline in mortgage rates has come despite the October end of the Federal Reserve's monthly bond purchases, which were intended to keep long-term interest rates low. The central bank is edging closer to raising interest rates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-18/average-us-30-year-loan-ra
Fed promises 'patient' approach in determining when to raise interest rates

...October, the Fed ended its bond buying program, which had been intended to keep down long-term borrowing rates. The bond purchases boosted the Fed's investment holdings to close to $4.5 trillion - more than four times its level when the financial crisis...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-17/fed-promises-patient-appro
Augusta firefighter causes $8,500 in damage to new aerial truck

...who will travel from Virginia to Augusta to repair the truck.The 2014 quint apparatus fire truck was part of a $8 million purchase that will include several new trucks and the refurbishment of an older one. The fire truck that was damaged was the first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-18/augusta-firefighter-ca
MCG students buy toys for children's hospital patients

...vegetables, and sold them at the Veggie Truck Farmers Market in Harrisburg.The proceeds ? $350 ? were put toward a fund to purchase the toys that were donated Wednesday.The students then solicited donations from students, family and faculty. One student...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-12-18/mcg-students-buy-toys-chi
What Is It?

...but sold it within a year because it was not roomy enough for him. I was only 22 and essentially penniless, so I couldn't purchase it from him, but I would have in a heartbeat."In 1970, sales had dropped, insurance rates had soared, emission requirements...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-12-18/what-it
Stroke survivor bounces back to cook again

...brain-injury rehabilitation center in west Augusta. Here, she was in charge of planning the weekly lunch menu. She would purchase the food from Kroger and prepare each meal as part of vocational rehab."Her motivation was remarkable," said Patty Goolsby...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-12-17/stroke-survivor-bounces-back
FedEx misses Street 2Q forecasts, but profit jumps 23 pct

...Smith said he expects that the port issues will lead to more retail items being out of stock and could cause more gift card purchases instead of merchandise."The slowdown in the West Coast ports has been a much bigger deal than people think," he said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/finance/2014-12-17/fedex-misses-stree
Woman sought for stealing puppies

...according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.The victim said the alleged thief attempted to purchase the puppies on Dec. 14 but did not have enough money.On Tuesday, while the owner of the puppies was not home, a neighbor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-17/woman-sought-stealing-
Coliseum Authority | The Augusta Chronicle

...Center complex. The second-floor lounge in James Brown Arena has a bar, covered outdoor patio and restrooms for patrons who purchase annual club passes, available for $700 to $1,000, said Monty Jones, general ... Elton John is the latest of recent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/government/coliseum-authority