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Skiing can be cheaper than you think when hunting for deals

...resorts can provide shorter lift lines, and cheaper lift tickets.CJ Hartland, the sales manager for Monarch Mountain in southwest Colorado, says the resort's owners have kept lift ticket prices down by offering group rates and free skiing to kids age...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-12-27/skiing-can-be-cheaper-you-think-whe
New Rocket Josh Smith helps Houston edge Memphis in overtime

...Brewer added 13. Patrick Beverley had 12 points for the Rockets, who took over the top spot in the Western Conference's Southwest Division.Dwight Howard had only six points, but connected on all four of his free throws in overtime. He grabbed 11 rebounds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-12-26/new-rocket-josh-smith-helps-h
Property Transfers

...Rick F. Turnbull Jr. to Wilson F. Allgood, Lot, on the southwest corner of Walton Way and Johns Road, Plat Book 25S Page 485...Arrington Enterprises Inc., 0.42 of an acre, Tract B, on the southwest corner of Trout Drive and Georgia State Route No. 20 and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/real-estate/2014-12-26/property-transfers
Knicks' Quincy Acy suspended for flagrant foul against Wizards' John Wall

...and 1.7 blocks this season.The Rockets (20-7) play Memphis on Friday night and can overtake the Grizzlies for the Southwest Division lead. Houston waived rookie Tarik Black to make roster room for Smith.Smith spent his first nine seasons with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-12-26/knicks-quincy-acy-suspended-f
Josh Smith expected to sign with Rockets

...playoffs in the last two seasons before they were eliminated in the first round.The Rockets are 20-7 and second in the Southwest Division. CAVALIERS: Anderson Varejao's season has ended, dealing a major blow to Cleveland's title hopes.Cleveland's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-12-24/josh-smith-expected-sign-rock
Wine Time: Perticaia Montefalco Rosso 2011, Italy

...Colorino and Trebbiano Spoletino with a little Grechetto. There also are 250 olive trees. The sloping fields face south-southwest and are between 900 feet and 1,100 feet above sea level.Perticaia is part of the Montefalco Consortium, which since 1981...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-12-23/wine-time-perticaia-m
Storms head toward Georgia

...from noon to 8 p.m. in eastern parts of Georgia.The storms could cause damaging wind gusts and heavy rain.Forecasters expect the heaviest total rainfall from the storms -- more than 4 inches in some spots -- in southwest Georgia.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-23/storms-head-toward-georgia
Explosion of Georgia counties meant to counter urban growth

...was Campbell.The need for so many county namesakes led to some odd choices.In 1853, we created Kinchafoonee County in southwest Georgia. It was named for a local creek.The story goes that county residents found the name so hard to both say and spell...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-20/explosion-georgia-counties-me
Property transfers

...17P Page 293, $168,000Hannah R. Crouch and Hannah Rebekah Crouch to Thomas G. Eremito, 3 acres, Parcel One, on the southwest side of Dixon Airline Road, Deed Book B187 Page 812, 1744 Dixon Airli..., $600,000April N. Brown and April McBride...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/real-estate/2014-12-06/property-transfers
Mount Paran wins Class A Private championship behind Dorian Walker

...three first-half touchdown passes and finished 14 of 34 for 290 yards.Mays was trying to win the Atlanta Public Schools' first state championship since Southwest Atlanta in 1973. Mays opened in 1981 as a replacement for Southwest.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-12-13/mount-paran-