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Dustin Johnson takes leave of absence from golf

...agent David Winkle told the PGA of America he would not be at the PGA Championship next week or the Ryder Cup at the end of September."I will use this time to seek professional help for personal challenges I have faced," Johnson said. "By committing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-07-31/dustin-johnson-takes-leave-a
Fed offers a dual message on health of US economy

...further $10 billion reduction at the Fed's next meeting in September.In October, the Fed's investment portfolio will be nearing...five times its size before the financial crisis erupted in September 2008.After the crisis struck, the Fed embarked on bond...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-30/fed-offers-dual-message-he
US stocks plunge, wiping out July's gains

...growth has improved. The price-earnings ratio for S&P 500 stocks rose as high as 15.9 earlier this month from 10.5 in September 2011.Investors are also concerned about a range of geopolitical issues that could ultimately harm global growth.In Europe...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-31/us-stocks-plunge-wiping-ou
Armyworms spotted in Augusta

...be active in our area since they have shown up so early, but I would be on the lookout for them at least until the end of September or the first part of October. Reach Sid Mullis, the director of the University of Georgia Extension Service office for Richmond...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-07-31/armyworms-spotted-augusta
Gander Mountain announces planned 'soft-opening' in September in Martinez

Hiring is underway for the new Gander Mountain outdoors store in preparation of a September opening.A soft opening for the new 52,000-square-foot Gander Mountain store at 145 Mason McKnight Jr. Parkway is scheduled...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-07-29/gander-moun
35 percent in US facing debt collectors, study says

...35.1 percent of people with credit records had been reported to collections for debt that averaged $5,178, based on September 2013 records. The study points to a disturbing trend: The share of Americans in collections has remained relatively constant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-29/35-percent-us-facing-debt-
Changes to the NASCAR schedule might not happen

...with the Daytona 500.What happens between those book-end events will remain a mystery until the schedule is released in September.But that doesn't mean some drivers don't have some ideas on how to shake things up."I'd turn some of those tracks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-07-30/changes-nascar-schedule-mi
US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate

...product - the economy's total output of goods and services - was the best showing since a 4.5 percent increase in July-September quarter of 2013.A higher trade deficit was a small drag on growth, but even there analysts noted that exports posted a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-30/us-economy-grew-strong-4-p
Battle over vacant buildings in downtown Augusta could go to court

...and Development Department have been quarrelling over the state of her two downtown properties for at least 10 months.In September, senior inspector Larry Lariscy cited Ruben for the vacant Bayou building at 904 Broad St. "not being maintained."No...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-29/battle-over-vacant-buildings
Robert Sims

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Robert A. Sims, a native Augustan, was born September 13, 1916, in Augusta, Georgia. He was called home to be with the Lord on July 26, 2014 at the age of 97 years old at the Augusta...

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