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Ex-South Carolina state Sen. Ford sentenced to probation

...include two counts each of personal use of campaign funds, depositing campaign contributions into personal accounts and false reporting.Prosecutors said he improperly benefited from public office, using campaign money for personal use, then filing false...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-28/ex-south-carolina-state-sen-f
A need for more reform

...lack of judicial oversight and abusive practices by probation officers such as improper threats to seek warrants, excessive reporting requirements and questionable methods for collecting payments.Sentencing low-income people to probation to give them extra...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-05-29/need-more-reform
Michael Phelps' coach is heading to Arizona State

...he was barred from worlds as part of his sanctions from USA Swimming following his second DUI arrest), Bowman won't be reporting full-time to his new job until August.He can't wait to get started."It was time," Bowman said, "for me to do...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-05-25/michael-phelps-coach-head
Augusta real estate firms seeing more agent interest

...rebounds, so is the number of people looking to real estate as a career, according to local brokerage firms, which are reporting an increase in new agents.Meybohm Realtors President Bill Boatman said the number of agents joining the company in the past...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-05-22/augusta-rea
NOTICE OF PROPOSED SETTLEMENT OF CLASS ACTION CONCERNING THE PROCE...

...households in an amount equal to one (1) month's average household benefit for the number of persons in the household. 6. Reporting and Training. DHS will provide monthly reports to the plaintiffs' attorneys sufficient to show how long it took to process...

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Steinbrenner on Alex Rodriguez: 'He's been a great asset'

...our end, we're going to meet them," Steinbrenner said.Rodriguez has not made a single controversial statement since reporting to spring training in February."I think he realized, as well as we ... that none of that would be good for the team...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-20/steinbrenner-alex-rodrig
Josh Hamilton likely to return to big leagues on Monday

...disappointing seasons with the Angels after signing a five-year, $125 million contract in 2013, underwent shoulder surgery before reporting the relapse. He's on the disabled list.The 2010 American League MVP described the decision on his return as collaborative...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-20/josh-hamilton-likely-ret
Business news

...smaller loss in first quarterNEW YORK - J.C. Penney Co. on Wednesday raised its guidance for a key sales measure while reporting a narrower loss in the first quarter than it had a year ago. The results offered some encouragement for investors worried...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-13/business-news
'Post and Courier' wins Pulitzer for reporting on the deadly toll of domestic violence

...Street Journal both won investigative reporting prizes, the Times for an examination...Africa won Pulitzers for international reporting and feature photography, and the St...The Washington Post took the national reporting prize for exposing security lapses that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-20/post-and-courier-wins-pulitze
As the coverage turns

...into Republicans' pasts.That includes reporting on the sordid revelations detailed in...wholly unaccustomed to the aggressive reporting often reserved for GOP candidates, Clinton...private e-mail system. They know that reporting on unseemly transactions involving a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-05-10/coverage-turns