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Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298,000

...of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong.The four-week average, a less volatile measure...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-28/applications-us-unemployme
Georgia Southern counting on sophomore QB Kevin Ellison

...the past three years, they have played at Alabama, Georgia and Florida.But the key to the Eagles might be their sophomore signal caller.He takes over a spread attack, installed by first-year coach Willie Fritz. It's still a run-first offense...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-08-29/georgia-southern-counting
Aiken fatality highlights golf cart safety

...similar ordinance is in the works that possibly includes a registration process, along with brake light, headlight, turn signal and horn requirements to make the carts "street legal," said Barry White, the director of the Augusta Convention and Visitors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-30/aiken-fatality-highlights-gol
Fort Gordon | The Augusta Chronicle

...Fort Gordon The home of the U.S. Army Signal Center and the Dwight D. Eisenhower...serves as an integral training center for Signal soldiers who provide communications...police school came to the base, as did a Signal Corps training center. Camp Gordon became...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/places/fort-gordon
S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time

Encouraging signals from central bankers helped lift U.S. stocks in morning trading Monday, propelling the Standard & Poor's 500 index above...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-25/sp-500-trades-above-2000-p
Playoff format needs work, but it's still better than BCS

...WHO'S NOTNick Marshall. Seven months after starting at quarterback for Auburn in the national championship game, the senior signal caller will not start the Tigers' season opener against Arkansas after being cited for marijuana possession in July. Don't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2014-08-26/playoff-format-needs-work
Snake fungal disease found in Georgia

...susceptible to the disease, although more research is needed. Because mud snakes are normally solitary animals, the incident could signal the disease spreads easily.Some scientists have compared the snake disease to a fungal disease that has killed an estimated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-26/snake-fungal-disease-found-g
Site work for luxury apartments to begin next month

...retailers but nothing has been confirmed, said Blanchard and Calhoun Commercial President Mark Senn.Once complete, a traffic signal will be installed at the new entrance, across from The Traditions at Augusta apartment complex.The property ? part of The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-08-26/site-work-l
There are options to consider when phone contracts end

...likely to be slow or non-existent elsewhere.What I saw near Malvern, Iowa, was typical of my experience searching for signals in rural America: Verizon and AT&T offered two or three bars on 4G. Sprint had no service, and T-Mobile offered a slow-speed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-08-24/there-are-options-consider-when-pho
Work continues on high-traffic routes in Richmond, Columbia counties

...installing sidewalk, curbs and gutters on Deans Bridge Road, along with lighting and overhead signs in the area. Traffic signals have been implemented on Gordon Highway.WRIGHTSBORO ROAD: A widening and reconstruction project between Jimmie Dyess Parkway...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-24/work-continues-high-traffic-