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Battle over sales tax plays out online

...Moses Todd's iloveaug.org site is covered with "Ax the Tax" and "Repeal Storm water Tax Ordinance" signs.Todd is out to root corruption from the fertile field of local government, which could turn out to be too big a field to plow. ZONED OUT: I must...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-08-30/battle-over-sal
Freedom conference intends to help Augusta-area churches with spiritual battle

...holes in the wall. And then he saw his son mimicking him."I realized what was happening and who I had become. This sin took root and produced a full-grown piece of crap," he said. "For the first time in a long, long time I started crying."Lever...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2015-08-28/freedom-conference-inten
Clothe your soil: Cover crops help enrich it

...crops. Grasses are valued for their extensive roots, which "plow" through the soil. Once those roots die, they become valuable organic matter ? lots of it. For example, 385 miles of roots have been estimated to lie beneath a single...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-08-20/clothe-your-soil-cov
Bad-faith organics: Former USDA inspector now embraces GMOs

...NATURAL SUBSTANCES were experimented with to replace Monsanto's herbicide Roundup, but all proved ineffective, leaving the roots of weeds to regenerate; or proving more toxic than Roundup, turning an organic field into a moonscape devoid of beneficial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-08-22/bad-faith-organi
Homeownership dips as market attempts to turn around

...but that a transitory work schedule kept she and her husband ? both millennials with two young sons ? from setting down roots.As a whole, the housing market has seen gradual improvement in the past year, said Khan, listing a pickup in household...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-08-21/homeownersh
Discarded objects are reborn as light fixtures

...home in South Beach," Nicholas said.In fact, many of his fixtures have an urban-chic sensibility despite their rural roots, a style he's dubbed "modern folk."Yet when it comes to an object's original purpose, Nicholas said, "I don't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2015-08-22/discarded-objects-are-re
Many fruits stem from artists' grafts

...few yellow plums the size of golf balls and ducked under a low branch to give a trunk-to-leaf tour. Starting with a plum root stock, he has over the years grafted on a cornucopia of fruit."Right here is a nectarine. It comes out on a plum base...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-08-23/tree-pluribus-unum-m
Band releases album of songs inspired by American Civil War

ATLANTA - Granville Automatic, a band with roots in Atlanta, is releasing its collection of songs inspired by Civil War battles, part of a related project to film videos of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-08-15/band-releases-album-songs-in
Medicaid isn't perfect, but we must invest in citizens' good health

...the United States.While the comments noted in the article do have many accuracies regarding fraud and abuse, the problem and root causes of these abuses stem largely from the people running the programs and establishing the laws. While any program is subject...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-08-16/medicaid-isnt-pe
Invasive plants tie up activity on Savannah River

...said that some people have even tried to cut the plants at the root, but that process isn't entirely effective. Officials lower...aquarium water. Bonitatibus said other plants could have taken root after improperly cleaned boats transferred from one body of water...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-08-18/invasive-plants-tie-activity