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Signed contracts to buy US homes climb to 20-month high

...said Monday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index climbed 3.1 percent to 106.9 last month, the highest reading since June 2013.Buying activity jumped in the Midwest and West, while dipping slightly in the Northeast and South. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-30/signed-contracts-buy-us-ho
Drive, Chip and Putt: Boys and Girls 7-9

...mother, Kyla, is a teacher. She enjoys reading and her favorite subject is art. She...In school, she enjoys math, science, reading and writing. She would serve lobster...enjoys basketball, fishing, swimming, reading and playing the piano, adding "I play...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/news/drive-chip-and-putt-boys-and-girls-7-9
Rants & Raves

...long-term birth control implant) would save money in EBT, WIC and overcrowded schools. MOST MORNINGS, I despair of reading any uplifting news in The Chronicle. Today, the accounting on the national news page of the toddler who survived a dousing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-29/rants-raves
Police dogs questionable

Reading about Grovetown's latest Mayberry McGruff, I am underwhelmed ("New...Both laser and radar devices have to be frequently recalibrated for their readings to hold up even in Columbia County's courts, and until someone with a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-26/police-dogs-questionable
A new writers' conference in Augusta

...Sandhills Writers' Conference evolved into a reading series, leaving area scribes without...authors and GRU faculty will also give readings and offer workshops on everything from...Favorite.As a farewell event they'll be reading and leading a series of poetry writing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2015-03-26/new-writers-conference-a
Auto dealers in Ga. and S.C. attract scrutiny

...Consumer Affairs about a nationwide initiative called Operation Ruse Control, involving 32 law enforcement agencies."Without reading the fine print, a consumer would be reasonably led to believe this is the price of the automobile, but it's not," said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-26/auto-dealers-ga-and-sc-attrac
Science, industry economics, patients are boosting research on rare disease drugs - and hope

...medication and therapy, overcame developmental delays. She's now an outgoing first-grader starring in her school play."She's ahead in spelling and reading," beams her mother. "I'm in tears when I see her play or speak."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-25/science-industry-economics
Braves: Jenkins opens eyes with Thursday outing

...showed both sides of his prospect coin over two innings of work. A Yankees writer said the YES gun was a little hot, but the readings for Jenkins and Shelby Miller were on par with their past averages, so I'm going with those numbers with the caution that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2015-03-13/braves-jenki
John Nichols

...was born in Burlington, Vermont. He retired after 22 years of service in the United States Army. As pastimes, he enjoyed reading and playing the lottery. John is preceded in death by his father, John Nichols Sr., and his mother, Inez Nichols. John...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174488954
Augusta attorney reaches out to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder regarding lawsuits against Sentinel

After reading the scathing Department of Justice report about police and municipal courts in Ferguson, Mo., the Augusta attorney leading a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-24/augusta-attorney-fires