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Historic Augusta accused of fraud by Goodale House owner

...owner of the Goodale House, one of Georgia's oldest homes, filed a criminal complaint...being lost.Wesley Sims, the property's owner, was listed as a potential "partner...report Friday to the Secretary of State's office, the Georgia agency that monitors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-22/historic-augusta-accused-fra
Rants & Raves

...We are teaching these young people that it's OK to get something for nothing. I am more...THE AUGUSTA Commission putting everyone's health at risk by using goats to eat the grass in the county's 700-plus retention ponds. Richmond County...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-22/rants-raves
U.S. existing home sales rise for fourth consecutive month

...the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak...pace remains 4.3 percent below last July's rate. And construction has merely returned...end of the April-June quarter. That's much lower than the 22.1 percent share during...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-21/us-existing-home-sales-ris
Augusta man sought after wife set afire

...set his wife on fire Friday morning.Richmond County sheriff's deputies are releasing few details on 39-year-old Cynthia...to a news release.Police said they were called to McGruder's Auto, 1901 15th St., about 2:30 a.m. after the woman was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-22/augusta-man-sought-aft
100 degrees! Augusta firefighters, police take precautions

...Griffin said.Richmond County sheriff's Lt. Lewis Blanchard said two local bottling...of switching to some of the department's extra police cars.Police K-9s are getting...of cooling vests donated to the sheriff's office from Project Paws Alive last year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-22/100-degrees-augusta-firefight
Minnesota's Maya Moore earns first WNBA MVP award

...numbers all season for Minnesota. Now she's got her first WNBA MVP award.Moore earned the league's most valuable player Thursday, hours before...playoff series with the San Antonio Stars."It's a great feeling to be recognized for all the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-08-21/minnesotas-maya-moore-earns-first
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fall

...WASHINGTON - Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another...seasonally adjusted 298,000. The prior week's figures were revised up slightly to 311...people to look for work, causing July's unemployment rate to rise to 6.2 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-21/applications-us-unemployme
Michelle Nunn attacks David Perdue in U.S. Senate debate

...through her opening remarks in Thursday's Senate debate when she began attacking David...Swafford did not participate.While Perdue's opening remarks listed the national debt...said.The campaigns had limited the forum's topics to transportation, immigration...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/2014-08
Serena Williams draws up-and-coming teen Taylor Townsend in opener at U.S. Open

...American player in the first round of the U.S. Open.The 32-year-old Williams has won...French Open this year. She got into her first U.S. Open main draw with a wild card.On the men's side, Wimbledon champ Novak Djokovic and Australian...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-21/serena-williams-draw
Dream 16: Lakeside's Rashad Roundtree is being highly recruited

...highly regarded prospects plays in the Augusta area: Lakeside's Rashad Roundtree.One year after intercepting four passes and...ranked 80th by ESPN, but is No. 20 for Rivals.com."It's a lot more attention, and people pay attention to details more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2014-08-22/dream-16-lakesides-ra